YMMV: The Obernewtyn Chronicles
- Alternative Character Interpretation: Atthis is a Magnificent Bastard who has cunningly manipulated people and events, playing off of the fears and hopes of entire species to warp any respective mythologies within a one hundred mile radius of Elspeth, in order to make her their Chosen One, and hence make sure that the believers of said mythologies will sacrifice both their own lives and that of their followers for her sake.
- Foe Yay: Elspeth and Ariel. Especially in The Keeping Place.
- Magnificent Bastard: Ariel, who runs the gauntlet for this. His ability to manipulate people is the primary reason he has consistently managed to rise quickly through the ranks of any organization to positions of power.
- Nightmare Fuel: The shadows in The Stone Key blind the One and try to cut his tongue out. While it's not like he didn't deserve it, it's still scary.