* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: The different "history books" from which the timeline is made sometimes contradict slightly. Among the fans, Michael Hiedler in particular is either an AntiHero who has to [[ShootTheDog shoot a lot of dogs]] or *Hitler.
** Napoleon, who goes by "Leo Bone, Royal Navy of Great Britain" and later "Napoleon Bonaparte, Prime Minister (and de facto ruler) of the Kingdom of France".
** Also John-Spencer Churchill, who rallies Britain [[spoiler: to repel the French invasion, then invades France right back, then proceeds to rebuild Britain whilst ruling it like a dictator.]] Frequently compared in-story to Napoleon, and vice-versa.
** Joseph Dashwood, the founder of the Superior Republic.
* MoralEventHorizon: Lascelles galloped right over it. It is possible to cheer when he gets eaten. [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation On the other hand]], its possible to think Hiedler crossed it when he started eating people (possibly). And of cours there's the bit where Steampunk-Revolutionary-French-from-Hell-on-Crack troops not only turn Rome into a burning bloodbath of rape and pillage, but also quite deliberately murder the Pope. Later, they gleefully send the four-year-old Princess Augusta to the phlogisticateur.
* ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs: The alternate French Revolution. "Steampunk Revolutionary France from Hell on Crack" has recently been admitted to AH.com's pantheon of arch-villains.