YMMV / The Meek

  • Complete Monster: Tanome. From the moment she wakes up after being injured, she's a homicidal, fanatical psychopath who turns on Angora, a young girl who helped her, right away, because Angora's not wearing a shirt. She insultingly calls her a "little jade," threatens to throw her out of the travelling group, and then tries to kill her when Angora refuses to leave. Pinter nicely puts it in words how the readers are meant to feel about her.
    Pinter: Lady, I liked you a lot better when you were unconscious.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: This image (from the author's Deviant ART gallery) skirts the line between funny and creepy, as does this one.
  • Crowning Moment of Awesome: Tesa blurts her racism out like an idiot. Phe's response?
  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: Aww.
    • Also Tear Jerker. The citizens of the Northern Territories leave so many flowers for the deceased Phe's statue that they block the entire courtyard.
    • Pinter trying to cheer up a weakened and traumatized Angora at the end of chapter four. He was losing consciousness from blood loss at the time. He's not that self-centered after all.
    • Sudu cheering up Hyla by giving her a medal he received from Luca as a keepsake. It's actually a bottle opener, but the idea is that Hyla safeguarding it will give her a sense of purpose, and it works.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse:
    • The Dagre, for all that he appears for a handful of pages, has a massive amount of fanart on Website/Deviantart.
    • Ulyer, a character who didn't appear until the end of Chapter 5, (and barely had much of a part at that point) has been the subject of a wide amount of fan interest and speculation for years prior to his introduction due to being the author's favorite character and a few tumblr sketches.
    • The unnamed "boss" of Chapter 3 got a bit of attention for his hilariously volatile manner and neat design. He appeared for all of 4 pages before being killed offscreen.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Luca, who for all his abrasive method of dealing with things, is a very tragic character.
    • Soli is also implied to be this, with a heavily hinted Dark and Troubled Past.
    • Pinter. In chapter four it's revealed that he suffered a horrible injury that may or may not have affected his memory. He stayed at Angora's monastery in isolation and screamed in pain so often that the inhabitants nicknamed him "The Howler."
  • Memetic Molester: The Dagre, and the author's own involvement is pushing it further.
  • Nightmare Fuel:
  • Tear Jerker: Luca. His wife tells him to think of her and how much she loves him "the next time [he] feels lost." And that moment is immediately after her sudden, horrific death.
    • Rana and Suda as well, in this strip. And it just gets worse.
    • Angora sobbing and begging not to be thrown out of the travelling group by Tanome, because she's frightened of being left alone in the jungle. She really is just a kid.
    • Hyla developing emotional/mental issues and nobody (save Rana) doing anything about it. It's especially tear-jerking if you have young children or are a caretaker of young children.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: Many viewers were confused about the gender of Ambassador Lethy. The author confirmed she was a woman. And Luca himself said in an earlier scene that both the ambassadors were female.
    • The same happened to Soli with the beginning of Chapter 3. The author had to clear that one up too.
    • This also happens with Alamand to a lesser extent, given that he has slightly long hair that he often wears into a ponytail and is rather hyperactive.
  • What Do You Mean, It's Not A Halo?: The cover of chapter one uses a leaf as an obvious symbolic halo for Angora, a character who may well turn out to be a Messianic Archetype.
  • Villain Has a Point / Only Sane Man: The Emperor's actions are portrayed a driven more by emotion than logic (plus, y'know, giant tiger demon god), but his position on the "new" government of an enemy nation, which appears to consist of exactly the same people as the previous government and is headed by the daughter of the dictator he had a beef with in the first place, isn't exactly unreasonable. And while re-starting a war after peace has been declared is nominally a bad idea, that enemy nation, which is governed by essentially the same people as it was during bloodier days and only stopped its parade of war crimes and persecution because it was too damaged to continue, is essentially taking the diplomatic position that it wasn't at fault. In other words, an enemy nation that waged a genocidal war of oppression the last time they had sufficient strength, just sent an ambassador to tell the leader of a nation they'd attacked that they "didn't do anything wrong" and that both nations should take time to rebuild. Finding an excuse to crush them completely is actually pretty much the only viable course of action, because that's tantamount to explicitly promising to attack again the moment the Empire is once again the weaker party.


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