- Complete Monster: Post-retool issues introduced a number of them. An alternate universe version of Jean Grey who made Nate destroy Quito killing thousands, murdered a little kid, Mind Raped and killed an unknown number of her genetic sons (after having sex with them) and tried to destroy half of the world. Qabiri who destroys entire worlds. From the earlier period we have Holocaust who very definitely established himself as such in his home reality.
- Ensemble Darkhorse: The series itself for Age of Apocalypse crossover.
- God-Mode Sue: Nate has been compared in power to the Phoenix Force, practically unbeatable even by the standards of the X-Men universe. When fanficcers get their hands on him, it gets worse.
- However, following Nate's return in the regular Marvel universe and joining the New Mutants his powers aren't as strong as they once were.
- Jerkass Woobie: Threnody.
- The Woobie: Oh so very much. A Laser-Guided Tykebomb from a Bad Future who fell into a completely different universe where almost everyone fears him. And that's just the beginning.
- Also the Parental Incest part. Madelyne (or 'Maddy' as he generally refers to her) is the only friend he has in the whole world. When she goes bad, it hurts him big time, though Jean does reach out to him.
- It doesn't help that a whole bunch of 616 universe heroes were villains in the Age of Apocalypse, and vice versa.