- High Octane Nightmare Fuel: BZ 459 lives this trope.
- Magnificent Bastard: John Smith, former Chief of the Administration. He and his aide go undercover to lead the expedition to BZ 459.
"It was his plan to reintegrate you into society by showing civilians what soldiers did for them. Making them understand how helpless they were except for your lives pledged for them. They would see, and you would know they saw."