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  • Alternate Character Interpretation: Did Blankman kill the guardian of the third tablet out of impulsive villainy, or as a Mercy Kill to an old solider who'd tried and failed to do his duty?
  • Author's Saving Throw: Jade's much derided sudden switch to being a Straw Feminist is looked down on even in-universe, and eventually specifically said to be a result of her Sanity Slippage.
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: The third Interlude chapter opens with a rather... odd, Dream Sequence Jade was having. It's funny, but kind of comes out of nowhere and throws the reader for a loop. It also features Tarakudo attempting to communicate with Jade in her sleep, only to be ignored and ultimately giving up.
    • There's also the scene in that chapter where Jade uses her newfound contortionist abilities to win a bet with the Enforcers (see Mundane Utility on the main page). That is never brought up again.
  • Broken Base: Jade's insanity-induced personality changes in the second half aren't being well received by everyone.
    • Jade's sudden Straw Feminist personality as a result of the above, in particular. Calling Right of all people a "male" as if it was an insult.
      • Following on this, Jade's out of nowhere hostility towards Right and Left. Many viewers enjoyed the almost big brother-like dynamic they had with Jade, and found extremely jarring that Jade is treating them as nuisances at best and potential traitors at worst.
    • The overall transition from playing the Evil Is Cool trope straight to deconstructing it. Some readers agree with the author's idea that Evil Is Not a Toy and that her actions (such as her overall villainy and playing with forces she doesn't understand) should have repercussions. Others, however, think that making Jade lose most of her coolness sucks the fun out of the story, and leave the readers (at least those who want a Villain Protagonist) with nobody to root for.
  • Crazy Is Cool: Whenever Left uses that chainsaw.
    • Hero, with maybe a little too much emphasis on the crazy part.
    • Blankman has his moments. Such as the giant paper airplane he uses to get himself and the Enforcers out of the Vault of Endless Night.
    • Courageous Conrad, when he actually fights.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: Jade throwing rats at people during trick-or-treating.
  • Evil Is Sexy: Right is described as being "oddly handsome" under his mask. Subverted with Left, however; Viper states that while he's not ugly, even without the scars his features are more blunted.
  • Fashion-Victim Villain: Lung, as far as Tarakudo is concerned.
  • Just Here for Godzilla: Probably the main reason people start reading this fanfic is just to see Jade once again as Queen Jade.
  • Moral Event Horizon: The first thing Lung does after getting more than a single scene per chapter is capture Jade and torture her until she agrees to serve him. And he keeps torturing her when she refuses, even when it becomes apparent that the process is killing her. It's met with a lot of satisfaction from the readers when Right kills him.
    • Jade arguably crosses it when she forcibly transforms Viper into Hebi, brainwashing her in the process. It's arguable, because she's clearly gone off the deep end by this point, and probably wouldn't have done it otherwise.
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  • Rooting for the Empire: Most readers support Jade being evil, and wish to see the heroes failing to restore her back to human.
  • "Seinfeld" Is Unfunny: Some reviewers said that this story was yet another unoriginal Evil Shadowkhan Jade story. Unbeknownst to them, this fic was one of the very first stories that uses that plot, and due its success it spawned plenty of similar stories.
  • Selfish Evil: Jade. As Wong explains, she's acting purely on her desires, and anyone who gets in her way is automatically her enemy.