* BadassCape: Both Airstrike and (flashback)Clash wear fluttery red capes.
* BadassNormal: The Hourglass often trounces his hero rivals despite not displaying any superpowered abilities.
* BrokenPedestal: [[spoiler: Liam looked up to Cirrus in addition to Clash as a youngster, only to feel abandoned and betrayed upon their reunion years later, when he examines why she never reached out to him after the Disaster.]]
* CelebritySuperhero: Airstrike is seen on multiple occasions hamming it up to crowds and news cameras, or even taking selfies with bystanders.
* FallenHero: The Clash is introduced as the city’s [[IdealHero greatest hero]],
* KidSidekick: Liam was The Clash’s former sidekick as a lad.
* LikeASonToMe: Clash is not Liam’s father, but certainly stands as a father figure.
* LovableRogue: The Hourglass may be a thief, but he is a famous one. His popularity rivals that of Airstrike, who’s fans can be seen right beside his, sporting themed merch during heists.
* NotWearingTights: Ghost runs around covering his face with a hoodie and bandanna. Notably [[https://tapas.io/episode/2040411 not a costume]]
* PowerIncontinence: [[spoiler: Ghost has been seen to have involuntarily levitated objects when under significant distress.]]
* StrongAsTheyNeedToBe: Perhaps a reversal of this trope: Airstrike is seen struggling during the Chapter 1 heist against her rival, The Hourglass, who has no known superpowers. It has been mentioned by the author that Airstrike will often [[https://tapas.io/episode/2012070 pull her punches]] against Hourglass to make their escapades more entertaining to onlookers.
* SuperRegistrationAct: Both Airstrike and Racer are mentioned to be operating under a “Hero Registrar.” [[spoiler: Later found to be run by Abigail Hoang, aka Cirrus.]] It is not clear as to whether or not the Registrar is regulated by the government [[spoiler: as Director Hoang runs it out of a privately owned art museum and independent galleries all over the city.]]
* VigilanteMan: Ghost is not recognized by the Hero Registrar
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