- Complete Monster: Genkaku has absolutely no problems with using his children as a way of getting revenge on the Emperor, even if it means sacrificing them.
- Ho Yay: Seimei and Hiromasa. Seimei and Hiromasa. "Oh, I don't care about the world, but I'll save it if you really want me to."
- Comes up in the sequel too. They really don't want each other to die.
- Moral Event Horizon: Genkaku didn't seem all that disturbed when he offers his children up as sacrifices to the gods or when he kills his wife.