* 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.)
* {{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''.
* {{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.