Follow TV Tropes


YMMV / Razia's Shadow

Go To

  • Accidental Innuendo: The Oracle's proclamation that "inside her lock he'll turn the key" is a little phallic. At least the fact that the key metaphor is used earlier in the soundtrack with a malenote  as the "lock" and a femalenote  as the "key" makes it slightly better (or perhaps even worse).
  • Alternate Character Interpretation: Is Ahrima a good guy who just didn't get enough affection from his father figure, or a whiny brat who throws world-shattering temper tantrums when he's not the center of attention?
    • Is Pallis a well meaning case of Big Brother Instinct gone way too far, or a textbook example of Dark Is Evil who would tear down anyone in his way to preserve the status quo?
    • Advertisement:
    • Adakias is a minefield of moral grayness. Did he deserve to be able to run off and decide his own destiny, or was it selfish of him to abandon both his brother and homeland when they were all asking him to help rule over the kingdom? Adding to that, to what level of responsibility should he be held for making Anhura ill? Did he always know he was risking her health, or did he only realize it after she actually got sick? Did he do the right thing by sticking by her side to try and find a cure, or was staying close by only infecting her more and making everything worse? Was his refusal to admit to her that he was from the dark (and therefore the cause of her illness) just a minor detail, or an unforgivable sin that denied Anhura informed consent over her own health?
  • Awesome Music: It's a freaking musical!
    • Anhura spontaneously announcing that she really wants to have Adakais's babies can raise a few eyebrows.
  • Narm Charm: Could this musical have been written with characters who don't take themselves so seriously and are less prone to Chewing the Scenery? Yes. Would it have been anywhere near as fun? Absolutely not.
  • Painful Rhyme: An argument could be made for pretty much every lyric in the album. Especially egregious in Toba the Tura, between trying to rhyme "flipped it" with "latent" and the inexcusable syllabic butchering to make "You had a life of/privilege-hope-AND-love" work.
  • Squick: Doctor, Doctor, with Dumaya’s “plans” for Anhura.
  • Uncanny Valley: The album cover looks a little . . . unsettling.


Example of: