* HilariousInHindsight: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/China Cathay]] protects itself behind a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Firewall_of_China wall of fire which is great]].
* MagnificentBastard: Many villains, given the setting, though the one who pulls it off with the most aplomb is likely Giovanni Villanova, the most powerful Prince of Voddace; he's explicitly a {{sociopath}} who thoroughly enjoys [[ObviouslyEvil looking]] and [[CardCarryingVillain acting]] the villain he is, but he's so ''good'' at what he does that people still can't help but to get entangled in any number of his sinister plots. Oh, and he's [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking one of the setting's greatest swordsmen]] [[spoiler:as well as a member of NOM's Council of Thirteen]].
* MoralEventHorizon: Built into the rules, a PC who hits -30 reputation points becomes a villain, and the GM takes away their character sheet. Although a Machiavelli-style Advantage will put it off to -40 or -50, depending on how strongly the ends justify the means.