- Family-Unfriendly Aesop: No matter how hard you try to do right by others and support the people you love, there will still be individuals who treat you like shit for completely arbitrary reasons. You should try to do the right thing anyway.
- Ron the Death Eater: The Shepherds of the initial timeline betrayed and locked Rose away despite her being essential to their earlier victories, based off a combination of Fantastic Racism and her being the vessel for Grima, with Lucina in particular being the one who pushed Chrom into going through with the betrayal, and outright celebrated when her father stabbed her in the heart. Though, its later revealed Rose isn't this Lucina's mother as she came from another alternate timeline.
- In the current timeline, Vaike, Sully, and Frederick in particular are highly critical and at times outright racist against Rose and Robin for their Plegian origins. While they do get better about it once the war finally ends, the events of Chapter 23 brings out their worst qualities anew due to the reveal of them being Fellbloods and calling for them to be killed on the spot.
YMMV / Shattered Reflection