- Alternative Character Interpretation: Is Rudolf Sikorsky a Reasonable Authority Figure or a Knight Templar ?
- High Octane Nightmare Fuel : The descriptions of the eerie Scenery Gorn that is Hope are a real gold mine for this trope...
- Misaimed Fandom - many feel that killing Abalkin was totally justified.
- The Woobie: Maya Glumova
YMMV / Beetle in the Anthill