* CompleteMonster: Thief Taker General Chance is a sadistic, brutal thug of a law enforcement officer. Chance has a liking for a good EyeScream and gouges out the eyes of those he captures, solely to amuse himself before he causes them more pain. Chance murders a wealthy man to get to the man's daughter and attempts to force himself on her before deciding it isn't painful enough for her and resolves to wait until after he has her love interest hanged -- which he ''forces her to watch''.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: Craig Armstrong is truly epic throughout. The scores apex is reached during the final act, making an already great scene awe inspiring. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhP6F-vxeZI&feature=related Hear it for yourself]].
** The track ("Escape") would go on to become RecycledTrailerMusic, ''Film/ThePatriot'' and ''Film/SpiderMan2'' standing out.
* MoralEventHorizon: Lest you worry about rooting for outlaws, mere minutes in General Chance tortures a dying man and rams his thumb into his eye. Cementing his place as a villain and monster.
* NightmareFuel: Eye Torture anyone?