* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: By the end of the movie, the Christian and Pagan characters alike have both been depicted as cruel, intolerant, violent people who relish torture and killing. It's not hard to take away the message; "People, no matter their creed or belief system, are awful, brutish psychopaths".
* TheWoobie: Osmund, subverted because [[spoiler: this might not last when you see [[KnightTemplar what he becomes]] at the end]].