* HoYay: Madame Lefoux, who first appears in the second book, is fairly obviously attracted to Alexia, who [[ObliviousToLove is rather oblivious]].
** WordOfGay: Lefoux was originally meant to be an [[http://gailcarriger.livejournal.com/179631.html alternate love interest]] for Alexia.
* MoralEventHorizon: [[spoiler:Felicity informing Lady Kingair of Lyall's involvement in the Kingair Pack's treason, with the specific intention of ruining Alexia's marriage when Lord Maccon found out.]]
* SuetifulAllAlong: Many people, including Alexia herself, consider her plain. However, when you add together all her described traits, you get a very attractive woman. (This is part ValuesDissonance, since Victorian English find her Italian heritage unattractive.)