* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: One can argue who is most at fault in the ruin of Aldarion and Erendis' marriage.
** [[TragicHero Turin]] -- is he completely helpless against the effects of Morgoth's curse, or is he the cause of his own downfall?
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: ''The Mariner's Wife'' feels extremely out of place when compared to the other stories. Whereas every other entry is either providing details about the adventures of Tolkien's characters or providing backstory and history for the lands and peoples of Arda, TMW is about Aldarion and Erendis' courtship and marriage. It has no bearing on anything else in the entire legendarium and is never brought up again.