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  • Alternative Character Interpretation:
    • Asha has done some horrible things for ambiguous reasons. The fandom is fairly divided on just how evil she is or isn't.
    • Also, despite being a primary antagonist, Sagara has a few fans, mostly because of the Jerkass Has a Point nature of some of her complaints, as well as being a Jerkass Woobie. As she said herself, she's Not So Different from Gandharva, being completely delusional over Ananta-related matters and reacting violently when told otherwise.
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    • The nature of Leez's feelings for Yuta are also subject to debate: does she actually reciprocate his feelings, or is she just acting like it in a desperate attempt to keep someone by her side?
    • After the reveal of Menaka's Hidden Depths in Season 3, some fans wonder if she had ulterior motives behind refusing to save Ananta, beyond her already stated one of pacifism. Did she have reason to think Ananta's death was for the good of the universe, given that she was fairly involved with the Primeval Gods (who also didn't intervene)? Or did she even just want to protect Gandharva especially, knowing that he was vital to the universe's fate?
    • When it comes to beings that the Taraka clan desire to eat most, Gandharva in the sura realm fit the bill perfectly, so Taraka attacked. However, with the reveal that her soul is Menaka's and held onto the memory of Gandharva's name, did a potential lingering fixation on him contribute to her actions?
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  • Awesome Art: It really has to be seen to be believed at times.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Saha ranks highly on popularity polls, despite his role being mostly limited to the final arcs of Season 2.
  • Growing the Beard:
    • The art at the start of the series can drive people away, but as fans will tell you, it gets much better. By the time of The Night It Rained Fire, the climatic arc of Season 1, it's fairly decent, and it only continues to improve from there.
    • Plot-wise, the primary appeal of the series is its Genre Deconstruction, which won't start kicking in until Season 2. Season 1 can be seen as enjoyable, but perhaps cliche and confusing.
  • Iron Woobie:
    • Leez, for whom the series serves as a Trauma Conga Line. Season 3 makes it a Foregone Conclusion that she won't find happiness or recognition for her actions—but also that, in spite of everything, she'll continue to fight.
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    • Season 3 reveals that Menaka's entire life was a tragedy, but by the end of it, she did her best to put on a brave face and maintain her compassion and idealism, even with her impending death.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Gandharva has a long list of flaws (and an even longer list of atrocities), and by Season 3 he's one of the most In-Universe hated characters. However, the traumas he faces/has faced is also a long list in its own right, so don't be surprised if you find yourself both thinking he deserves to die but also wishing he'd at least find closure after everything.
  • Love to Hate: Sagara. Vicious, petty, and unpleasant, but the fact she completely embraces this is also precisely what people tend to like about her.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Asha's brutal murder of Saha On. It was followed by the attempted murder of Asha's mentor.
    • Later, She tries to make Leez believe that it's her fault Saha's dead.
  • Portmanteau Couple Name: GanTeo is used by both the Korean and English-speaking fandoms for Gandharva/Teo.
  • The Scrappy: Menaka is surprisingly unpopular, despite already being dead and having only a handful of appearances. Between her role in Gandharva's downfall, the series of events that resulted from her well-intentioned influence, and the fact that the husband she left widowed happens to be shipped with another present-day character (see Portmanteau Couple Name for a hint if you still haven't figured out who) by a fair portion of the fandom, one might be able to guess exactly why this is. Her story being revealed in Season 3, though, seems to have helped her with being Rescued from the Scrappy Heap.
  • The Woobie:
    • Brilith starts off as an insecure (and dying) girl in a position she's not quite ready for, and it only gets worse for her from there. Transitions into a Stoic Woobie after regaining her memories. As she puts it, she'll mourn alone for all of her suffering at the hands of gods and nastika, as she always has.
    • Ran shifts into this whenever his trauma flares up (and isn't being Played for Laughs).
    • Agwen, with the constant source of distress having Kasak for a father—especially when, from her perspective, he almost kills her in the The Night It Rained Fire and appears unapologetic over it.
    • Shakuntala, as a kind-hearted Ill Girl who met A Fate Worse Than Death.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: Many readers initially think that Asha is male.

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