These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
YMMV: Chanur Novels
The Woobie: Hallan Merras, incompetent hani spacer, a male in a culture that forbids men from doing anything but breeding and fighting challengers, and Ascended Fanboy of the Chanur crew.
Unfortunate Implications: The stsho always wear and decorate with pastels, are obsessed with art, hate violence, are the physically weakest species in the Compact, use prissy speech, and gossip constantly.
Can a species of trisexual hermaphrodites be said to be "gay"? They also, it should be noted, control most of the relations with the Methane Breathers, who terrify all the sapient oxygen-breathing species. Likewise, the fifth book confirms that stsho who are driven and ruthless enough to maintain one personality over the years can be as scary-smart and cold-blooded as anyone else in the Compact.