YMMV: Perfection Is Overrated

  • Angst? What Angst?: A complaint that was raised when Mai, Natsuki and Nao seemingly choose to allow the greatest tragedies in their lives to go forward in order to avert a temporal paradox in a trip to the past. The following chapters, however, indicate that the experience has forced them to realize how much those events have defined them and reconsider their priorities.
  • Jerk Ass Woobie: Nao, like in canon, although the events that shaped her personality are given more prominence in the story, it's indicated that despite being selfish, bitter and amoral, she has limits, and she eventually becomes less of a jerkass through Character Development.
  • Moral Event Horizon Discussed in the third chapter, titled this, which states that actions that should qualify as this for Mary Sues often do not in the eyes of their authors, and are not portrayed as such. Hitomi proceeds to cross it by using mind control to force a police officer to murder 20 innocent people, then commit suicide when he's done.
    • Shizune crosses it in her first appearance, by murdering Toki.