These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
YMMV: Supreme Power
Anvilicious: This setting practically beats the reader over the head with its themes about corruption and the abuses of American society.
Complete Monster: Redstone is invulnerable, superstrong, has heat vision, and uses these powers to kill innocent bystanders in the most horrifically graphic ways imaginable. He tears off limbs, hurls cars, boils people in swimming pools with his heat vision, and threatens Los Angeles with a nuclear bomb - all with a smile. No wonder Hyperion wants to kill him. Essentially, he's Superman without a conscience and with an extremely violent and depraved personality before gaining his powers. Redstone kills with such reckless abandon because he feels, for the most part rightly, that there's nothing anyone can do about it.
Emil Burbank and White Face as well. The former raped and mentally tormented his own sister when he was a child, as well as killed anyone in his way (even his own parents), the latter is an Expy of the Joker and is arguably worse than his DC counterpart and poisoned an entire kids' birthday party without humor.
General Alexander: You had access to an artifact from a non-human civilization! Do you realize what you had, what you let get away from you? Do you? Then let me explain it to you!Imagine handing an F-16 to the Aztecs in 1521, when Cortez was at war with them, and instead of learning to fly so they could slice Cortez and his army to shreds, they cut off the wings to use as shields, the guns as clubs, and they take off the wheels because they figured they would look really cool hanging from the temple ceiling! This is exactly what you people and your agencies have been doing since day one, and worse still, you've been doing it in secret, not just from the public, which we expect, but from each other! As a result, the right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing! And what has the left hand been doing all this time? Jerking off, that's what! And what've you got to show for it? One guy [Doctor Spectrum]! And a bunch of melted metal where the ship used to be!
On the other hand, it's not like those hypothetical Aztecs could have done much better, given their lack of tools or necessary concepts... or any ability to refuel the plane, train pilots, etc. A unique and sufficiently advanced artifact, with no context or supporting infrastructure (or an instruction manual, which would be nigh-incomprehensible anyway), is useless except as inspiration and proof of what is possible. Heck, give it to the Wright Brothers, a mere hundred years ago - they'd be able to figure out that it's some sort of airplane, but what's it made of? How do the jet engines and electronics and radar work? How do they begin to find out, or make more jet fuel, with a 1900s machine shop? And these are guys who already understand the basics of powered flight and can read all the markings on the thing!