Alternative Character Interpretation: There isn't much evidence that Verbal Kint is Keyser Söze that doesn't come from the movie's Unreliable Narrator. Because of how much we don't know about what happened, it's quite possible that he's just a conman trading on the name and reputation of a legendary crime lord to get what he wants.
Designated Hero: David Kujan. Hes rude, condescending, abusive and is borderline corrupt. Granted hes dedicated to his job and wants to make sure the case is solved properly but you really couldnt tell him from the criminals hes trying to put in prison . Yes Verbal is lying through his teeth about everything but Kujans actions which includes strong arming him, threatening to plant false evidence on and of course vowing to put a contract on his life if he doesnt tell him the truth was very excessive. In the end you cant help but feel a little bit happy that Kujan got taken down huge a peg as Verbal/Keyser Söze gets away scott free.
Eight Deadly Words: In Roger Ebert's famously negative review of the film, in description of the film's complex plot he wrote "To the degree that I do understand, I don't care." Ebert is one of the few critics who did not like this film at all, and put The Usual Suspects on his most hated film list.
Evil Is Cool: Keyser Söze is clearly a monstrously evil man if even half of the things said about him are true, but his coolness in doing them is indisputable, particularly given the famous twist ending has made him a by-word for the Diabolical Mastermind.
Hilarious in Hindsight: Several times Söze is referred to as the Devil. The main character (and one of the prime suspects as to who Söze is) later played the Devil in End of Days. One of his minions in the latter is played by "Hockney" (Kevin Pollak).
It Was His Sled: Practically everyone, with or without seeing the movie, has heard of the twist.
Magnificent Bastard: Keyser Söze is a mysterious Diabolical Mastermind who lives a double life as the disabled Roger "Verbal" Kint. Söze organized a hit on a drug gang to kill one of their prisoners before killing his accomplices and setting fire to the scene. Arrested by the police, Söze, as Kint, successfully spun lies to the investigators to pin everything on accomplice Dean Keaton. Once he got his bail, Söze practically waltzed out the police station and vanished before the investigators could realize the truth. For years, Söze has kept his own existence under wraps, and those who know of his existence know nothing else about him.
Memetic Badass: Keyser Söze. But then again with a reputation like his, the title is downright inevitable.