YMMV / White Devil of the Moon

  • Alternative Character Interpretation:
    • Nanoha sees the incident in Episode 3 of the original Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, in which her failing to act on a possible sighting of a Jewel Seed, resulting in damage to Uminari City, as a failure that motivates herself to push herself as much as she can, resulting in her being a Workaholic averse to rest.
    • In this series, Fate comes off as an unstable Yandere, who uses threats of TSAB interference ON EARTH SOIL - forgetting that Earth is not under its jurisdiction, all just because she's jealous of a relationship that a man had with Nanoha in a past life. The author treats this as if she's in the right.
  • Broken Base: Two in Chapter 10, surprisingly not over Nanoha and Fate becoming the Official Couple:
    • Was Nanoha justified in harshly calling the Queen out on how she raised Serenity? Additionally, was this in character for Nanoha, who is admittedly more responsible than Usagi or Serenity, or was this contrary to someone who would "befriend" her enemies? Or was Nanoha pushed too far with memories of her past life returning and called her out due to a Despair Event Horizon?
    • Vivio defeating Chibi-Usa and causing her and her alternate timeline to disappear was also a controversial action, especially since it was essentially killing her. Furthermore, the chapter itself is unrelated to the rest of the story and felt like it was created just to shit on the Sailor Moon side some more. Word of God has clarified that Picoha was the aggressor, attacking without stating her intent, and Vivio tried to defeat her non-lethally, without knowing what would happen to her.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Precia crosses this in even Fate's eyes when she attacks Alicia for refusing to stand aside and let her continue to torture Fate.
  • Plot-Induced Stupidity: A lot of the early plot revolves around Fate and the Sailor Moon cast coming to the worst conclusions possible and being utterly unwilling to talk to each other clearly.
  • Strawman Has a Point: At one point, Luna is stated to be far more sympathetic to Serenity committing suicide at the end of the Moon Kingdom, which rendered the sacrifices of Kamen and Mina pointless. While this is meant to show that Luna is out of touch with reality (and for the most part she is), the point she raises is perfectly correct: Nanoha had been a member of the TSAB and was trained to not sacrifice herself pointlessly, had known years of battles against the forces of evil, and held herself to such high standards that she literally worked herself into the hospital, and is judging a girl raised in a completely different environment with a completely different set of priorities up until that point by said standards, which aren't exactly fair to Serenity, a girl with no experience of how evil and cruel the world could be who just watched everything she had ever known and loved get murdered violently by eldritch abominations.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot/They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character: Seeing as Chibi-Usa is Usagi's daughter, having her enter the picture would have made for some excellent plot points, not the least of which making Nanoha and Fate (who would undoubtedly be unwilling to make an innocent child die) have second thoughts about getting together. But the author not only says that she will NOT be appearing in the story, but she gets unceremoniously killed off in an omake that honestly makes it seem like, to the author, Chibi-Usa is The Scrappy.
  • Unintentionally Sympathetic:
    • Picoha came off to people who have seen both series as just a girl who tried to protect her own timeline and got written out of existence in the process.
    • Nanoha brutally reams Princess Serenity for rendering the sacrifices of her bodyguards pointless by committing suicide... forgetting that she was an ordinary untrained 14-year old who had already been cornered by enemies powerful enough to kill the four most elite warriors in the entire kingdom and wipe out the rest of it to the last man.
  • Writer on Board: Bissek goes out of his way to give the Senshi the short end of the stick, using an altered canon that incorporates elements cherry-picked from both manga and anime canon with the goal of making the Senshi look as weak, useless, and morally bankrupt as possible. note  The whole issue with Serenity killing herself, for instance, is taken from the manga, while the Senshi themselves display abilities only on par with their heavily-nerfed anime counterparts. The villains that the Senshi struggled with for over a year are also trivially dispatched within weeks of the TSAB showing up (granted, the Senshi took out the same number of Dark Generals as the TSAB, and Nephrite only lost to Vita via a Groin Attack he didn't expect). And let's not even get started on the Picoha omake.

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