* AdaptationDisplacement: The comic is more well-known than the toy it was based on.
* CompleteMonster: Hybrid is the mutant son of a human woman and a Dire Wraith. He took to the lessons in evil and power that his Dire Wraith tutors taught him so well that his father (who had reformed out of love for Hybrid's mother) feared that he was ''worse'' than his fellow Wraiths. Since the Dire Wraiths are in general pretty bad themselves, that's saying something. In his debut, Hybrid murders his parents, pits Rom and the ComicBook/XMen against each other by [[WoundedGazelleGambit pretending to be a helpless child]], and tries to kidnap Kitty Pryde so he can ''rape'' her as part of his plan to breed an army of hybrids like himself. He also plans to do the same thing to all other female mutants. All at the age of ''fifteen''. When Hybrid shows up again in ''Comicbook/AvengersAcademy'', he is just as evil and ''more powerful''.
* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: While the title has these aplenty, one stands out. During the climax of the book, in issue 65, the Wraiths have frozen Rom in place, leaving him unable to activate the giant neutralizer. Meanwhile, Rick Jones, a "professional sidekick", has been making calls, trying to rally the many heroes he's worked with to assist Rom. Just as the Wraiths are taunting Rom about how alone he is in his fight against them, [[BigDamnHeroes the heroes of the Marvel Universe arrive to help him]]. '''All of them.'''
-->'''CaptainAmerica:''' The heroes of Earth would never surrender their world without a fight!!
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Rom himself to the greater Marvel Universe. If someone knows about Rom, chances are they want to see him back in action.
* FridgeHorror: Some of you might wonder how the female Wraiths were going to reproduce after killing off their males. Here's a possible answer...they weren't! They may have turned into {{Death Seeker}}s and {{Omnicidal Maniac}}s. In other words, they wanted to destroy everyone and everything and they didn't care if they died, as long as everything else died with them! Eek!
* NightmareFuel - The female Wraiths
** Hybrid. Just... [[http://winterdrake.com/images/deh/hybrid.jpg Hybrid]].
* TearJerker - There were many, but one of the most notable is when Rom believed a little girl he'd spent the whole issue trying to save had died. He cradled the body in his arms, and [[SubMariner Namor]] heard him making soft choking sounds and realized that as a cyborg, he [[AndIMustScream couldn't shed tears.]] [[spoiler: Namor's medics are actually able to save her, but they have to turn her into a water-breather to do it. She seems okay with that, and Rom is of course relieved.]]
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