Star Trek novels:
- Evil Is Cool: Averted, surprisingly enough in Dark Mirror. The mirror Enterprise-D is a downright miserable place to serve on; everyone is on a spectrum from Stupid Evil thug to beaten-down victim, the paranoia and oppression are relentless, and prime-Geordi thinks your uniforms look dumb. Especially evident when contrasted against the prime universe crew of True Companions who all clearly adore each other.
- Jerkass Woobie: Mirror Universe Ensign Stewart is a confirmed Jerkass, but his hopeless situation and powerlessness makes him more pitiable than anything else.
- Rescued from the Scrappy Heap / Good Troi Episode: Dark Mirror give Deanna about a dozen levels in badass.