Family-Unfriendly Aesop: In regards to Amane's entrance into the Etoile elections, the moral is "It doesn't matter what you want, it matters what everyone else wants." This might overlap with Values Dissonance - placing aside your own wants in favourof helping the collective is a prime example of Japanese social mores. Kaname even subtly lampshades it with her actions, being the "evil" counterpart to Amane. She wants the position of Etoile because she wants the responsibility and has plans she wants to accomplish, whereas Amane has no desire to do so, despite many believing her qualified for the position, and confused/disappointed she wouldn't assume duties she is believed suitable for. In the end of both the anime and the light novels, however, Amane is very happy in her new position. The light novel ending explores this further, as Amane is glad to accept her role as the new Etoile as a way to bring happiness to not just Hikari, but all of Spica, and states that "it feels good to be needed by someone".