- Designated Hero: Subverted. Vail is established as a central character, most likely the hero to stop the Sundering despite his angst and self-sorrow, but this is ripped away after his FaceHeel Turn. The Designated Hero role then falls to the trio of Kase, Brendan and (oddly) Emma.
- Moral Event Horizon: Vail after he starts blasting the fleets at the Penumbra. Arguably Emma has this as well when she kills Gibson.
YMMV / Intersections