* CompleteMonster: Tanome. From the moment she wakes up after being injured, she's a homicidal, fanatical psychopath who turns on Angora, a young girl who ''helped her,'' right away, because Angora's not wearing a shirt. She insultingly calls her a [[SlutShaming "little jade,"]] threatens to throw her out of the travelling group, and then tries to kill her when Angora refuses to leave. Pinter nicely puts it in words how the readers are meant to feel about her.
--> '''Pinter:''' Lady, I liked you ''a lot'' better when you were unconscious.
** Kiz as well. He not only tries to rape Angora, but he also tries to slice off Pinter's nose, simply because he thinks Pinter's sleeping with Angora. [[spoiler: [[AssholeVictim Both he and Tanome get what's coming to them, fortunately.]]]]
* CrossesTheLineTwice: [[http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2010/144/f/f/y_hallo_by_alexds1.png This image]] (from the author's Website/DeviantART gallery) skirts the line between [[AscendedMeme funny]] and [[NightmareFuel creepy]], as does [[http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2010/153/5/0/bigass_3_38_silly_panel_by_alexds1.jpg this one]].
* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: [[http://www.meekcomic.com/comic/2-27/ Tesa blurts her racism out like an idiot.]] [[http://www.meekcomic.com/comic/2-28/ Phe's response?]]
* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: [[http://www.meekcomic.com/2010/02/14/2-25/ Aww.]]
** [[spoiler: Also TearJerker. The citizens of the Northern Territories leave so many flowers for the deceased Phe's statue that they block the entire courtyard.]]
** Pinter trying to cheer up a weakened and traumatized Angora at the end of chapter four. [[spoiler: He was losing consciousness from blood loss at the time. He's not that self-centered after all.]]
** Sudu cheering up Hyla by giving her a medal he received from Luca as a keepsake. [[spoiler: It's actually a bottle opener, but the idea is that Hyla safeguarding it will give her a sense of purpose, and it works.]]
* EnsembleDarkhorse:
** The Dagre, for all that he appears for a handful of pages, has a massive amount of fanart on Website/Deviantart.
** Ulyer, a character who didn't appear until the end of Chapter 5, (and barely had much of a part at that point) has been the subject of a wide amount of fan interest and speculation for ''years'' prior to his introduction due to being the author's favorite character and a few tumblr sketches.
** The unnamed "boss" of Chapter 3 got a bit of attention for his [[{{LargeHam}} hilariously]] [[{{MoodSwinger}} volatile]] manner and [[{{EyepatchOfPower}} neat design.]] He [[spoiler: appeared for all of 4 pages before being killed offscreen.]]
* JerkassWoobie: Luca, who for all his abrasive method of dealing with things, is a very tragic character.
** Soli is also implied to be this, with a heavily hinted DarkAndTroubledPast.
** Pinter. In chapter four it's revealed that he [[spoiler: suffered a horrible injury that may or may not have affected his memory. He stayed at Angora's monastery in isolation and screamed in pain so often that the inhabitants nicknamed him "The Howler."]]
* MemeticMolester: The Dagre, and the author's own involvement is pushing it further.
* NightmareFuel:
** [[spoiler:Phe's death. GoryDiscretionShot is averted for the tracheotomy incision, but her face (swollen, blue, covered in a rash) is in full view.]]
** '''''[++[[http://www.meekcomic.com/2010/05/15/2-35/ "LEAVE "]]++]'''''
** [[spoiler:[[http://www.meekcomic.com/2010/05/17/2-36/ The Dagre]]. [[http://www.meekcomic.com/2010/05/24/2-37/ Good lord, the Dagre.]]]]
** [[http://www.meekcomic.com/2010/06/22/2-43/ "That was wise."]]
** [[http://www.meekcomic.com/comic/5-25/ "I will not have it said that I do not accomodate a difference of opinion."]]
** Luca [[spoiler: forcing the sea captain to commit suicide by walking naked into a freezing, torrid sea.]]
** Tanome, [[http://www.meekcomic.com/comic/4-36/ standing threateningly over Angora like some sort of judgmental demon.]] And also the NightmareFace she pulls [[http://www.meekcomic.com/comic/4-34/ here.]] What in the living hell is wrong with this woman?
* TearJerker: Luca. His wife tells him to think of her and how much she loves him "the next time [he] feels lost." And that moment is [[spoiler: immediately after her sudden, horrific death.]]
** [[spoiler:Rana and Suda]] as well, in [[http://www.meekcomic.com/2010/06/25/2-44/ this strip.]] And [[http://www.meekcomic.com/2010/06/26/2-45/comment-page-1/#comments it just gets worse]].
** Angora sobbing and begging not to be thrown out of the travelling group by Tanome, because she's frightened of being left alone in the jungle. She really is just a kid.
** Hyla developing emotional/mental issues and nobody (save Rana) doing anything about it. It's especially tear-jerking if you have young children or are a caretaker of young children.
* ViewerGenderConfusion: Many viewers were confused about the gender of Ambassador Lethy. The author confirmed she was a woman. And Luca himself said in an earlier scene that both the ambassadors were female.
** The same happened to Soli with the beginning of Chapter 3. The author had to clear that one up too.
** This also happens with Alamand to a lesser extent, given that he has slightly long hair that he often wears into a ponytail and is rather hyperactive.
* [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic What Do You Mean, It's Not A Halo?]]: The cover of chapter one uses a leaf as an obvious symbolic halo for Angora, a character who may well turn out to be a MessianicArchetype.
* VillainHasAPoint / OnlySaneMan: The Emperor's actions are portrayed a driven more by emotion than logic (plus, y'know, giant tiger demon god), but his position on the "new" government of an enemy nation, which appears to consist of exactly the same people as the previous government and is headed by the daughter of the dictator he had a beef with in the first place, isn't exactly unreasonable. And while re-starting a war after peace has been declared is nominally a bad idea, that enemy nation, which is governed by essentially the same people as it was during bloodier days and only stopped its parade of war crimes and persecution because it was too damaged to continue, is essentially taking the diplomatic position that it wasn't at fault. In other words, an enemy nation that waged a genocidal war of oppression the last time they had sufficient strength, just sent an ambassador to tell the leader of a nation they'd attacked that they "didn't do anything wrong" and that both nations should take time to rebuild. Finding an excuse to crush them completely is actually pretty much the only viable course of action, because that's tantamount to explicitly promising to attack again the moment the Empire is once again the weaker party.
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