- Alternate Character Interpretation: Ben is either one of the best characters in the series, if not the best, or standing in the way of James/Rose. Regardless of shipping, some readers dislike him due to his past actions.
- Some see Rose's behavior as a result of her mother's passing and that she should be pitied, while others refuse to handwave her behavior and see her as a bratty Attention Whore that is unnecessarily rude to Lily.
- Crack Pairing: Lily/James has become a sort of car crash crackship, if only because they're disturbingly similar.
- Ensemble Dark Horse: Lewis. He's one of the few characters in the series without any major issues and is a Nice Guy through and through.
- Evil Is Sexy: Violet
- Jerkass Woobie: Ben
- Les Yay: There's already canon lesbianism, but name two female characters, any two female characters, and you can probably make a pretty good argument for it, especially if Lily or Arianna are involved.
- There's also a ton via flashback between the Nereids, some of which is blatant and some of which is only in subtext.
- Ship Mates: Ben/Rose, James/Minerva, Lily/Arianna and Lewis/Laurel.
- Too Cool to Live: Constance
- The Woobie: Arianna. Arianna. Arianna.
- Lewis in season 1.
- And Lily
- Rose, depending on your sympathy.
- Also Constance.
- Elisabeth in regards to Violet
YMMV / Fangs & Fins