- Harsher in Hindsight: Joumae is Alex's darkness in human form. A few years later, a character fitting a similar origin appears in Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep - Vanitas.
- Made even harsher in the fourth story.
- Hilarious in Hindsight: The process by which Roxas gives Kairi a Keyblade via Alex in the first story is identical to the Keyblade Inheritance Ceremory in Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep.
- Nightmare Fuel: The last updated chapter of Dark Renegade dedicates around a screen of space to a claustrophobic description of darkness enveloping Alex's body slowly and uncontrollably.
- Omniscient Morality License: To a degree, Alex might have this, in that he is partially Railroading the stories in order to fit most of what they usually are, while "fixing" what he thinks could be changed. He does recognize some of this, like how performing a Heroic Sacrifice against Lavos affected his friends, but only after the fact. This is why he isn't prepared for all of that control to be taken away from him forcibly in the fourth story, most notably his heart unlocking from Joumae's interference, while Jak and Daxter are prepared to fight him more or less, having been essentially going with the flow for their entire franchise.
- Tsundere: Alex seems to fall into behaviour more reminiscent of this rather than Jerk with a Heart of Gold. He also fits the original character arc.
- What an Idiot!: Seriously, Yen Sid?! Send a guy like Goofy to Haven City without even warning him about how dangerous such a place is! I thought you were supposed to be wise.
YMMV / The Interference