YMMV from the books:
- Family-Unfriendly Aesop: Regarding Sparrow ending with Fabrice, while Tara dumped Robin for Cal. Robin was a correct, faithful boyfriend, except perhaps when he was fooled by a shape shifting girl demon who looked like Tara. But it was not exactly his fault as he couldn't sense the difference. In the meantime, Fabrice did a temporary Face–Heel Turn, and during it obeyed Magister by torturing willingly and with his own hands his girlfriend Sparrow. They broke up (twice) but she finally got back to him. The apparent aesop? A girl will dump you for your best friend if you're nice, and keep you if you're nasty. It remains a chilling sensation of a celebration of Domestic Abuse.
- Romantic Plot Tumor : Starting with book 8, even Magister tends to forget world domination in favor of courting Selena. To the point, we will not even find out his secret identity...But the reader won't ignore anything about the fair amount of beta couples (Sparrow and Fabrice, Fafnir and Sylver, Mara and Archangel, Chem and Charm, Lisbeth and Various, Xandiar and Séné,Betty and a werewolf and later Jar, Jeremy and Sanhexia, just to name a few).
YMMV from the animated series:
- Anvilicious: You would think Tara would stop being over-protective of Fabrice since the entire cast seems to have a constant urge to tell her to do so every five seconds. Ironically, it doubles as a Broken Aesop since the episode's conflict could have been avoided if Tara was more involved.