YMMV: The Shamer Chronicles

  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: In The Musical. A girl with a pig chasing the dragon out from the stage.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Sezuan Dina's dad.
  • Ho Yay: Nico and Davin start out disliking each other in a way that could interpret as Belligerent Sexual Tension.
  • Les Yay: Rose is rather protective of Dina.
    • Rose saying "look at me so I know I dare" to Dina and Dina describing her as a brave girl who "dares almost anything" in the following narration.
  • Suspiciously Similar Song: In The Musical, the song "Skidenstad" sounds suspiciously like a slightly slower version of "At The End Of The Day" from Les MisÚrables.
  • The Woobie:
    • Nico, who was beaten by both his father, brother and teachers as kid because he never lived up to their expectations of him, then took to drinking as an escape. The drinking meant framing him for the murder of his family and the woman he loved was easy and belivable, to the extent that he himself believes it for a while. As a part of the frame up, he'd gotten the blood of his family and Adela all over his hands and clothes, and he is left sitting with that blood on him until Dina shows up. And that's just within the first 60 pages.
    • Rose, who gets beaten and blamed for everything by her Big Brother Bully and is ostracized for being illegetimate.
    • Dina, who is very lonely and has been friendless for years because almost no-one dare look her in the eyes.
  • Unfortunate Implications: Dina and her father (and arguably Davin as well) have been depicted as poc in official art. Furthermore, in the beginning of the first book Dina describes herself as looking different from her mother and siblings with darker, more coarse hair, lending credence to the theory that she could be mixed race. Yet she's played by a light skinned, white actress in the movie. Whether this consitutes as a Race Lift is debatable, as her skin color isn't described in the books.