- Alternate Character Interpretation: Light, in spades.
- Fridge Horror: Light's Back Story in this fic is actually very believable given what is known about his character.
- Family-Unfriendly Aesop: Light takes away one from his therapy session- that people don't really want others to be happy. They want everyone to appear "normal" at all costs.
- Jerkass Woobie: Light
- Wimpification: Light, (though he's the Seme). He's more emotionally vulnerable than normal. Though the story is set after he's lost his Kira memories and even in canon he has a few Not So Stoic moments. Also he's traumatized and talking about it for the first time after hiding it for seven years.