YMMV: Wild Cards The Hard Call
- Ensemble Dark Horse: Both Simon and the Sleeper's girlfriend have more fans than the author probably ever meant them to have. Especially since they both die.
- Wangst: Alex seems to suffer from this as he seems more troubled by his superpowers than by his brother's death (and the deaths of his classmates).
- The Woobie: YMMV, but Alex is either this or The Scrappy.