Aborted Arc: BloodRayne 2 ends on a big cliffhanger. However Betrayal never picks up on this, and there hasn't been word of a follow-up since. With the series currently dead, it's unlikely to ever see a resolution.
After the End: The ending shows that Kagan's Vampire Apocalypse can't be reversed, despite his death, and that humanity is now a small Brimstone-led resistance movement living in underground bunkers while hordes of monsters rule the surface. Rayne and Severin are on the outs with Brimstone, and Rayne herself has to inherit her father's empire despite her distaste of everything related to vampires and humans in order to try and save the humans on the surface.
Artistic License - Firearms: Kagan's Elite Mooks wield guns that look like Pancor Jackhammers (an automatic shotgun that never went into mass production) but act more like machine guns. Oh, and they wield them one-handed.
Authority Equals Asskicking: Ephemera and Ferril are the best fighters in the Cult of Kagan (other than Kagan himself), which is not surprising considering they're Rayne's full-blooded vampire half-sisters.
Bad-Guy Bar: The second mission starts in a bar filled with tattooed punks who attack Rayne with baseball bats, crowbars and whatnot.
Banister Slide: Rayne can slide down banisters and any type of thin pipes. Friction with her Combat Stilettos produces sparks doing so, and she can bisect the mooks that are unfortunate enough to stand in her way with her blades while sliding.
Bare Your Midriff: Most female enemies do this, as does Rayne's default outfit and a few other ones.
Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Averted really hard with the female minions - most of them are very Stripperiffic and just as attractive as the lead, but they are as prone to dismemberment as the male minions are.
Big, Screwed-Up Family: Kagan's. When the token good one still kills hundreds of people, you know this is an understatement.
Colossus Climb: Slezz is a variation. You have to climb inside her to cut her heart out. Rayne is not happy with this turn of events.
Rayne: I have bowel in my hair.
Combat Sadomasochist: The vamps who sometimes sound like they're enjoying themselves a little too much while Rayne kills them.
The Computer Is a Cheating Bastard: During Ephemera's boss battle, if Rayne touches the water in the pond, she gets hurt. Ephemera on the other hand, despite being a full vampire, remains unaffected by it, though this could be a side effect of her shadow manipulation powers.
Rayne: Severin? Severin: Yes he's on the list... Your half brother, Xerx is like, three down from the top... don't you ever read anything? Rayne:[coughs] Fuck off!
Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Ephemera. Together with her sister Ferril, she plotted to kill their father and take over. Then, she (literally and figuratively) backstabbed and threw Ferril off a tower. When Rayne meets her for the final battle, Ephemera calmly tells her that she is waiting for the right moment to do Kagan in.
Severin:[listening to her screams over the radio] Are you all right, Rayne? Rayne: Yeah. It's just... the Dragons. They're so beautiful.
Dropped a Bridge on Him: Ferril's death at the hand of Xerx. After giving a crazy rousing speech to her men earlier and a shorter angry one to Rayne, she is quickly dispatched by one of Xerx's sun cannons just before the boss fight.
Elite Mooks: Ephemera's S&M ninjas, who can block frontal feeding attempts, and Kagan's ancient vampires, who wear nazi uniforms and fight with a heavy machine gun in one hand and a sword in the other.
Extremity Extremist: All vampires seem to favor kicks in hand-to-hand combat. The female vampires even more-so as while the male's can throw one-to-two punches, the former never throws a single punch.
Game Mod: Besides the nude ones, there's a fan-made HD mod for this game's PC version that enhances the textures with high-resolution ones, as well as allow the game to run on resolutions higher than the default ones. It also features a lot of pictures of Kristanna Loken as Rayne replacing many photos and painting in the game, for some reason.
Giant Mecha: Xerx's creations resemble these, only they're made of flesh. Plus, Xerx himself fights Rayne in a larger
Gorn: The Blood Bomb weapon causes enemies to shatter into blood and body parts, and a move Rayne can do while feeding that leaves her foe as nothing but a torso. It's even a gameplay mechanic; the player frequently encounters sequences where they need to throw a number of enemies into something painful (a helicopter rotor, a vat of chemicals, etc.) to progress.
Grievous Harm with a Body: Most of the killing puzzles involve throwing minions at something until it breaks. She can also score free knockdowns (but no damage) by throwing enemies into one another.
Guns Are Worthless: Averted as the Carpathian Dragons have virtually unlimited ammo (providing you 'reload' them with blood) and several very useful modes.
I Hate You, Vampire Dad: Rayne feels this way towards her father Kagan, who raped her mother and drove her mad before killing her and her entire family. All his daughters hate him, in fact, but Ephemera and Ferril want to replace him, Rayne just wants him dead.
Kicking Ass in All Her Finery: Rayne wears a gorgeous black party dress in the second game's first mission, and she gets to kick plenty of ass of course. It's even possible to unlock it to wear at all times.
Knight in Sour Armor: Rayne. By the end of the game, Severin notes that Rayne should lead the humans, even if she doesn't particularly care for them.
Kagan is a title of an emperor in Mongolic and Turkic languages, fitting his status as a Vampire Monarch.
Ferril is a homophone of feral; wild and uncontrolable, reflecting her Hot-Blooded, impulsive nature.
Ephemera comes from the word "ephemeral"; short-lived and fleeting, fitting both her nature as a Living Shadow and her disloyalty towards her father.
Mêlée à Trois: In the final levels of BloodRayne 2, Rayne must fight her way to the top of Kagan's downtown highrise, which is already under siege by Ferril's forces with all factions attacking the others on sight.
Mirror Boss: The Kestrel mini-bosses, female Dhampyr mercenaries and Ephemera all imitate Rayne's dual-wielding combat style.
Mission Control: Severin is Rayne's handler from Brimstone Society and is always accompanying her on the job.
Mook Horror Show: Two mooks in Xerx's tower lock themselves up in an office to wait out Rayne's passing. These are the ones with the cockiest sounding voice-sets, the ones taunt Rayne as provocatively as possible, yet when you knock on their door, they wet themselves.
Navel-Deep Neckline: Rayne wears an evening gown in the first mission (and there is a variety of them as unlockable outfits) that has a plunging neckline.
No Ontological Inertia: A funny subversion at the end. After Rayne defeats the final boss, she observes that his primary work, an alchemical cloud covering the land that allows vampires to walk under the sun, has not dissipated. Rayne remarks off-handedly to her partner, "I half-expected everything to go back to normal once he was dead. I guess that wasn't very realistic, huh?"
Redhead In Green: One of the dresses Rayne can wear is jade colored with an Asian theme.
She-Fu: Rayne, as well as female Dhampyrs and Kestrels, put a lot on emphasis on fancy jumps and kicks of all kinds.
Shotguns Are Just Better: Sadly, no. The Carpathian Dragons' Blood Spray mode combines minimal ammo reserves, low rate of fire, ridiculously short range, and terrible per-shot damage even at point-blank range into one of the worst shotgun-type guns in gaming history. Not even grinding the gun to level 3 changes anything about its abysmal performance.
Evil Costume Switch: Rayne's "dark" outfit, with black cargo pants, ash-white hair, tribal tattoos, and a wallet chain which reaches from her hip almost to her shoe.
Twenty-Four-Hour Armor: Rayne's armor outfit. It's a full plate armor complete with halberds instead of blades. It's also the only one of her outfits which fully hides her bust, as it doesn't conform to the "boobplate" standard.
Transhuman Treachery: The human servants of the Kagan Cult are motivated as a "Dark Gift", which means if they a good enough job, they will be turned into vampires.
Trashcan Bonfire: In the Meatpacking District chapter, Rayne is in an area with multiple barrels that each have a fire burning in them.
Tyke Bomb: Essentially the result of Kagan's policy of raping women to sire dhampyrs, them slaughtering the child's entire family to leave them with no one else to turn to and raising them into an obedient and loyal army. Trumain got to Rayne before Kagan could do the same with her, though not in time to save her family.
Updated Re-release: BloodRayne 2 and its prequel received a Terminal Cut re-release in 2020 on GOG.com and Steam, which features improved rendering and 4K resolutions, upscaled FMVs, higher resolution uncompressed textures, and native XInput controller support.
"Well Done, Son" Guy: Xerx. He's the only one of Kagan's children that we see who is actually loyal to him, having spent years putting him back together after Trumain blew him up. Despite his loyalty and desire for Kagan's approval, however, the game makes it clear that Xerx is looked on with disdain by everyone in the family.
Worthy Opponent: Ephemera seems to consider Rayne this after fighting her for the first time.