YMMV / The Guardians of Childhood

  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Pitch gets as much of this trope in the books as he does in the movie. Is he an irredeemable monster who destroyed completely the man who was Kozmotis by the Fearlings, or a very tragic character who is nothing more than a shadow of Kozmotis?
    • Is there any trace of Kozmotis left in Pitch, or is he, as Emily Jane said "not able to be saved"?
    • Emily Jane too, as Mother Nature. People argue that she is as neutral as she said, but if she is good or evil is left to interpretation of readers.
    • Typhan as well, was he a loving surrogate father to Emily Jane, who did what he had to in order to protect the innocent from Emily Jane's wrath, or was he trying to force Emily Jane into accepting him as her new father, and immediately punished her the moment she attacked him?
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Emily Jane is very, very appreciated by fans.
  • Tear Jerker: The stories are based on Fractured Fairy Tales William Joyce told his kids when they were little. Both Katherine and Jack are likely named after his children Mary Katherine Joyce and Jack Joyce. Crowning Moment of Heartwarming, right? It is until you realize his daughter Katherine died before these books were published.
    • Pretty much everything about General Kozmotis Pitchiner and his story. He was so great and he fell so far...they'd better include that in the next movie.