YMMV / The Thief Lord

  • Designated Villain
  • Uncanny Valley: The children describe Scipio's bird mask as creepy.
  • Unintentionally Unsympathetic: Prosper took his little brother away from a home where they both would have been cared for by relatives and convinced the impressionable five-year-old to follow him to Venice, a city they've never been to and where they might have frozen or starved to death but for Hornet's intervention, and where they must resort to sleeping in a filthy, rat-infested old movie theater, all because Prosper didn't want to go away to boarding school. It makes one wonder if maybe his aunt and uncle were right to want to keep him and Bo separated.
  • What an Idiot: There was no need for the whole group to go with Scipio to meet the Conte, and if they hadn't all gone Victor wouldn't have found them. They knew they were doing risky business with a detective after them.

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