* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: There are a grand total of ''four'' characters who are in anyway sympathetic. Of them, one [[spoiler:was unceremoniously beheaded]], one's [[spoiler:about to kill herself or undergo a StupidSacrifice]], another's undergoing ''severe'' SanitySlippage, and the fourth's the ButtMonkey of the Dragon side. Literally ''everyone else'' is either a genocidal maniac, a complete {{Jerkass}}, a [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bitch]], or a just plain incompetent idiot.
* {{Fanon}}: Zhirite is a [[ILoveNuclearPower radioactive metal]].
* FridgeBrilliance:
** Why is Zhirite radiation AntiMagic? Every waveform has a counter-wave that nullifies it.
** Why's Riah's favorite meal poorly-cooked lamprey? She and her sister had been orphaned at a young age, so it stands to reason whatever they caught fishing, they ate. Shie probably didn't learn how to cook properly so they developed a taste for [[LethalChef awful food]].
* FridgeHorror: A severed head can stay alive and conscious for 10-15 minutes. This means [[spoiler: Gaia was most likely aware she was being used as a thrown weapon, in mortal agony from having her everything severed, and her last earthly memory is ricocheting off the bridge of Jiva's nose.]]
* TheScrappy: Kess' actions thus far in chapter 3 have skyrocketed her to the single most hated character in the story.
** Many people seem to dislike the dragons, especially Oscura and Electra due to the foul treatment of Gaia simply for indulging her maternal instincts.
* TheWoobie: Many, but Gaia, Kilani and Xhianil stand out.