- "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: Most of the characterization can come off as this when Superior Foes of Spider-Man is taken into account. For example:
Shocker: [MACH-IV's] one of the few people I know who can hang with the heroes and still has cred with the bad guys.
- Here, Boomerang and Shocker are close friends and depend on each other throughout the story. In Superior Foes, Boomerang locks him in a car trunk and drives it off a pier.
- In the comic, Abner Jenkins is viewed with a lot of resentment for joining the heroes, and Boomerang hates him. In this fic:
- Hilarious in Hindsight: Learning of Dormammu's involvement with the apocalypse nearly causes Boomerang to outright get the hell out of dodge. In Superior Foes, he's obsessed with the Dread Lord to the point of, imagining Dormammu as the best man at his wedding.
- Fridge Horror / Harsher in Hindsight: Herman would've wound up fighting two of his friends if this characterization had carried over. And unlike Aleksei, Fred would've probably willingly given up on humanity.
- Tear Jerker: The death of Rhino.