YMMV / The Left Hand of God

  • Informed Ability:
    • Jennifer Plunkett is supposedly a cold blooded master assassin, but her onscreen actions consist of randomly falling in love with her assassination target one day, whom she had already obseved for two months without feeling any affection towards, and running in a straight line with her back exposed to an archer she just tried to kill. This was meant to show how everyone is capable of making mistakes or having a bad day.
    • The Materazzi are supposedly a Badass Army that has conquered much of the known world and hasn't known defeat for twenty years, but what we see of them in action unanimously shows them as staggeringly incompetent. Their leadership care more about not being "insulted" by being placed in the rear instead of the front than they do about actually winning the battle, to the point that just organizing a simple battle without dissolving the entire empire is shown as an incredibly hard thing to do. They don't have any archers whatsoever. When the enemy archers shoot their horses their response is to just let the vulnerable horses stand in the rain of arrows instead of actually doing anything about it. Their scouts fail to bring any useful information to their commander whatsoever, which wouldn't have been a problem if the commander had just put his tent upon the giant hill overlooking the battle. Said hill gives the protagonists a perfect view of everything that's going on, but the Materazzi commander completely ignores this obvious asset in his battle plan.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Kleist's parents gave him to the Redeemers when he was very little, and life with them wasn't much easier than in the Sanctuary.
  • Nightmare Fuel:
    • Cale meeting Riba for the first time. She's trapped in a torture table, and her friend is being gutted and dissected alive by a Redeemer next to her.
    • The whole life in the Sanctuary counts as this. Being subjected to Training from Hell, overly cruel punishments for every little mistake they commit, and aware that they can die at any moment due to the hardships faced, and being taught that once they do die, they will be eternally punished in hell, in the afterlife.
  • Stoic Woobie: Cale, having learnt to not demonstrate any kind of emotion and blindly obey the Redeemers as long as he is in the Sanctuary.
  • The Woobie: The three main characters, for sure.