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YMMV / Farce of the Three Kingdoms

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  • Accidental Innuendo: Cao Ren is prone to these.
  • Alternative Character Interpretation: The whole work is basically a flip of the standard interpretation. Liu Bei is a slimy, cowardly, treacherous jerk. Cao Cao is still a Magnificent Bastard, but he's much more humanized and often sympathetic. Sun Quan is simply a Nice Guy. Zhuge Liang is unambiguously evil, and often appears to be a charlatan.
  • Creator's Pet: Literally with Zhuge Liang, as the narrator is on his side.
  • Ho Yay: Between a few couples of heroic characters. It's stated that after Guo Si and Li Jue make up in chapter 13, they stare into each other's eyes while the music swells.
    • Between Sun Ce and Taishi Ci. Though this is really, really not subtextual so much as it's actual canon that they're an item.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Zhuge Liang does careful math to avoid crossing it, but YMMV on whether he actually succeeds.
    • Liu Bei arguably crosses it in Chapter 19 when he isn't instantly horrified that he's eaten Liu An's wife. The chapter title is even "In which Liu Bei loses the moral high ground in every conceivable way and several inconceivable ones"
  • Squick: The "world's worst smoothie" in Chapter 2, made of various bodily wastes. Eww.
    • Cao Cao and Lady Zhou have a lot of sex in Cao Cao's tent. Dian Wei stands outside, close enough to listen in. The squickiest part is that as the chapter goes on this is heavily implied to be intentional. EWWW

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