- Alternate Character Interpretation: Is Kai a Guile Hero or just a Manipulative Bastard?
- Anvilicious: Corruption, environmental degradation and corporate greed affecting the lives of innocents.
- Be grateful for your lot. Did you know that lots of children in poverty work for a pittance for corrupt companies? How can you still say that your life sucks? (Messages like these tend to show up in The Rant rather in the comic itself.)
- The anvils aren't dropped for no good reason, mind you. Knite, along with yuumei's other comic Fisheye Placebo (which touches on cyberactivism, hacking and government censorship) reflect the author's investment in social and environmental activism, especially when it comes to China, her home country and the setting of both comics. Still might be enough to turn some people off.
- Awesome Art: Very much so.
- Ho Yay: Due to yuumei having a lot of Yaoi Fangirl fans. They interpret everything as Ho Yay.
- So much that there is a Omake page devoted to it where Sen and Kai are reading comments about it. Kai finds it hilarious, while Sen appears to be scarred for life.
- Jerkass Woobie: Sen's Stepmother's anguish for not being able to have any children is understandable but cruel remarks and strangling him over a remark isn't.
- Magnificent Bastard: Kai and Dickson have a shade of this.
- True Art Is Angsty: The webcomic's underlying themes and events have shades of this.
- The Woobie: Everyone to a degree but the one that sticks out Min-Min, who is terminally ill
YMMV / Knite