- Anticlimax Boss: Once the main characters finally find Blackway and get rid of his flunky, he is relatively easily dispatched with a shotgun. Truth in Television, since Blackway is just a man.
- Complete Monster: Richard Blackway is introduced stalking Lillian and killing her cat, having previously tried to rape her as well. Blackway frequently scams the residents of the town, brutally beating them or threatening to harm their families if they dare to tell the police. It is also revealed that Blackway quit being a police officer in order to become a drug peddler and human trafficker, with one trafficking victim being kidnapped and drugged into compliance. When the protagonists find him, he attempts to murder Lester and Nate and rape Lillian again.
YMMV / Blackway