* EnsembleDarkhorse: Despite having been introduced just in that season, Tepes ranked #1 in the popularity poll at the end of Season 2. Averted otherwise, though: Lark, Bathory, and Setz, aka the three main characters, consecutively took the next positions.
* JerkassWoobie:
** Neal who is a huge jerk, suffered from AbusiveParents [[spoiler: that kept him caged in the basement because he was an ''illegitimate child'' who stained the reputation of their "Pure Blooded Family"]] and when he ''finally'' escapes from them he ends up under "the care" of Navarus, Setz's own abusive father, who treats him as his slave.
** Much later in the story, [[spoiler:Lark]] ends up becoming this after [[spoiler:Angela's]] death. Though he zig-zags between this and WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds... [[spoiler: Thankfully, in recent chapters, he has finally recovered.]]
** Despite being the primary antagonist of Season 2 and having [[spoiler:manipulated Sylvia into killing Angela]], Gilles's backstory, in which he [[spoiler:wrecked his relationship with Tepes, whom he considered his "other half"]], and how he's evidently a mess in the present who doesn't even know what it is he really wants can invoke some sympathy for the guy.
* {{Moe}}: Lark and Setz as children were ''precious''.
* MoralEventHorizon: [[spoiler:Purposely pushing Carne past the DespairEventHorizon]] serves as this for Neal, particularly in how planned it was and how utterly nasty he is about it.
* TheScrappy: Sylvia received a fair amount of hate after [[spoiler:killing Angela]].
* ViewerGenderConfusion: Who could tell right away that Queeny, even after being unmasked, was a boy?
* TheWoobie: Several, ''several'', characters.
** Lark, at the beginning of the story, as he suffered from AllTheOtherReindeer and AbusiveParents.
** Setz who also suffers from AbusiveParents (and has had to put up with Neal), feels really lonely and grows up with next to no friends. [[spoiler:The series also has a distressing tendency to kill off those he cares about, not to mention he's the one who struggles the most with Lark's [[AntiHero attitude]] in Season 2.]]
** Carne who is orphaned at a young age and feels that Setz doesn't return her feelings for him. [[spoiler: Not to mention how she suffers from amnesia regarding what happened to her parents... And all goes downhill when she recalls that she was the one responsible for their deaths, plus her own mother was quite abusive towards her.]]
** Bathory, was abandoned by her mother and after spending ''years'' searching for at least one living relative... ends up [[spoiler:being tortured for her ability by Nergal, and when she ''does'' find her aunt, Angela, she ends up being killed after a short while after their meeting.]]
** While less tragic than other examples, it's not hard to feel sorry for Sia when you learn about his FriendlessBackground or, when Seere asks to speak to Lark alone and Sia, actually seeming a bit hurt, asks if he's a bother to them.