YMMV / TwoKinds

  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Eric pretty much embodies all of the contradictions inherent in institutionalized slavery - he's a slave trader who appears to be an otherwise decent man who genuinely cares for his slaves, even while he exploits their labor and even uses them for sex. He's a hypocrite, but he can claim (with some justification) that by keeping them, he's protecting them from others far worse. In short, he's a bundle of contradictions, rather like real world people like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.
    • Mike is an extension of this; is his pseudo-Happiness in Slavery cowardice or pragmatism? As he has lived his whole life among humans, he not only sees humans as his culture, but finds Keidran society to be frighteningly alien;
    I canít just run out into the wilderness to live among wild Keidran. I have no survival skills. I donít know Keidran customs or traditions. I canít even speak the Keidran language very well! I would not survive!
  • Fanon: The human language being English rather than a Translation Convention.
  • Fridge Horror: Eric keeps all of his slaves under a spell (except for Kathrin) that compels them to obey him. Coupled with the fact that he admitted that he slept with some of the female slaves, we can only conclude that Eric is a rapist. ...Unless they were all released temporarily to choose for themselves like Kathrin, or it was just Kathrin he actually slept with.
    • Eric specifies that he is not having sex with Kathrin because he considers her more a little sister than love interest (bummer for her, since she's one Keidran actually in love with him), but also that he is active with his other female slaves. Considering how terrified Mike was about Eric finding out his apparent Gender Bender situation, the implications are unfortunate.
      • He does, however, admit to having occasionally "fooled around" with her as kids out of curiosity on that same page.
  • Growing the Beard: From Chapter 7 onwards the comic shows a vast deal of improvement from previous chapters, especially the one directly preceding it.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: In comic #814, Natani absently notes how glad he is Zen is currently "absent" from his mind and thusly can't tease him about planting a Big Damn Kiss on Keith after what was essentially a mutual love confession. Unfortunately, he doesn't know that the reason for Zen's absence is because his quarry just knocked him out cold and are planning on executing him because it's too dangerous to let him go (They don't).
  • Ho Yay: Keith and Nickolai; Mike and Evals. The latter pair can somewhat be overlooked, considering Mike was (temporarily) cursed to look like a hot girl. Keith and Natani are also this, and it has been commented on by characters in the comic a few times, though Natani is actually female but thinks and acts like a male due to Black Magic.
  • Les Yay: Flora and Kathrin's relationship on the ship and right after was somewhat uncomfortable.
  • Nightmare Fuel: We'll let the image speak for itself.
  • Trolling Creator: Tom's April Fool's pranks, which get more and more elaborate (not to mention epic) each year. Sadly, after the 2014 prank, he's promised not to do any more.
  • The Woobie: Poor, poor Keith. To start, at 13 years old he returned home from military school to find his mother murdered by his father, who drunkenly kills himself by falling on Keith's spear, resulting Keith being ostracised to a foreign land, unable to return unless he can complete the Impossible Task of capturing the Grand Templar. He was taken in by Laura, a female fox keidren, and he was about to get married and give up on going home when she cheated on him the night before their wedding day. Years later it is revealed his mother was murdered by the Intelligence General to frame Keith's father, who chose Suicide by Cop in despair, and Laura was drugged and forced against her will to have sex with someone else. When this is revealed, the Intelligence General kills Laura.
  • What Do You Mean, It's Not Symbolic?:
    • Raine's magic anti-transformation talismans are slave shackles
    • The argument for locking up the wolves of Edinmire in strip 871 is rather similar to the arguments for Japanese internment camps during World War II.

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