* MarySuetopia: The Hapans are an incredibly wealthy and powerful matriarchal society of beautiful women (served by beautiful men) who possess an unbeatable navy. The book goes to great lengths to remind us of these facts (later books avert this trope by playing up the [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder unpleasant]] [[DeadlyDecadentCourt aspects]] of Hapan life and downgrading their technology to galactic norms.)
** This is explained partially as InUniverse WildMassGuessing, as few people enter the Hapes Cluster and even fewer leave. Han also doesn't believe it, having been on the wrong side of Hapan patrol ships in his piracy days.
* {{Narm}}: The subplot with Threepio trying to "prove" that Han is actually King of Corellia. Of course it is also played as this in-universe, particularly once the truth comes out about his supposedly regal ancestor. (This also becomes HilariousInHindsight when you realize [[Literature/TheCorellianTrilogy Thrackan Sal-Solo]] is descended from this same ConMan.) Also, one alien vessel is given a name which is essentially a transliteration of ''BlowingARaspberry''.
** The funniest part is that Threepio might actually have been ''right,'' as the Corellian Sector ''was'' ruled by the Solo family for a long time before a republican revolution overthrew the kings.
*** Maybe. His great grandfather was executed as a pretender to the throne.
* {{Squick}}: If you read this book through [=McEwok-colored=] glasses, [[KissingCousins you will start to think about Jacen and Tenel Ka]]. Also, the idea of Yoda being a big flirt.