- Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: The house catching on fire. And what do you do to solve it? Go to sleep! Although if you subscribe to the theory that the game is a metaphor for an apocalyptic pandemic, then it is believed that this part is a metaphor for catching a fever and taking a rest.
- Epileptic Trees: Due to H5N1 (otherwise known as bird flu) being seen under a microscope, this has led to a theory that the game is a metaphor for an apocalypse caused by The Plague.
- Genius Bonus: The sample under the microscope is H5N1, also known as bird flu.
- Nightmare Fuel: At various points. The game's atmosphere is a bit unsettling to begin with, as you are playing as a little girl all alone in her house and you have no idea what's going on, but judging from the state of the house she's been alone for a while. Maybe. Although some of the beds are still warm... The house catching on fire, the frantic emails telling Leah to kill Birdy, and the ending are probably the worst of it.
- Tearjerker: The ending, if you're not too busy staring at the screen wondering what the heck is going on still.
YMMV / The Mirror Lied