- Alternative Character Interpretation: The King. Was privilege really the only thing that made him the monster he is when we're first introduced to him, or was there something else? If goodness isn't a requirement for being able to receive the Golden Blessing, then what is? The narrative tells us it's unimportant, and that no explanation that the King could give anyone would absolve him of his actions, and while the latter is certainly true, should we really be glossing over any possible explanations like that?
- Narm Charm: Was Soohyuk's inner "golden light" monologue in Episode 22 kind of corny? Yes. Was it still a sweet and genuine sentiment, especially coming from someone who initially only sought to use Wolfgang as a pawn and to whom getting to form close relationships is a luxury beyond his reach due to his status as a slave? Undoubtedly so.
- Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped: Adults who use their authority over others for purely personal gain are spineless at best and outright sociopaths at worst. To properly lead, one needs both ambition and empathy in equal measure.
- They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: Dandelion and Soohyuk had apparently become close during the five-year timeskip in Season 1, enough so that Dandelion had become one of Soohyuks regular visitors while the latter was pretending to be on bedrest, but we only see one scene that would indicate this.
YMMV / King's Maker