- Adaptation Displacement: Chances are, if you've ever heard of the original game, it was through the Steve Jackson version.
- Anvilicious: Mass media is the work of Hell.
- Foe Yay: Lilim tend to find Malakim inexplicably beautiful, possibly due to tropes like Tall, Dark, and Handsome and All Girls Want Bad Boys. (Malakim want Lilim dead like any other demon.)
- Growing the Beard: The game really comes into its own once it sheds the dark parody roots of the French source and becomes a more subtle nuanced take on the concept of a Cold War between Heaven and Hell, starting around the Infernal Players Guide supplement (which was shortly after Elizabeth McCoy became Line Editor).
YMMV / In Nomine