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  • Crosses the Line Twice: This image (from the author's Deviant ART gallery) skirts the line between funny and creepy, as does this one.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse:
    • The Dagre, for all that he appears for a handful of pages, has a massive amount of fanart on Website/Deviantart.
    • Ulyer, a character who didn't appear until the end of Chapter 5, (and barely had much of a part at that point) has been the subject of a wide amount of fan interest and speculation for years prior to his introduction due to being the author's favorite character and a few tumblr sketches.
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    • The unnamed "boss" of Chapter 3 got a bit of attention for his hilariously volatile manner and neat design. He appeared for all of 4 pages before being killed offscreen.
  • Heartwarming Moments: Aww.
    • Also Tear Jerker. The citizens of the Northern Territories leave so many flowers for the deceased Phe's statue that they block the entire courtyard.
    • Pinter trying to cheer up a weakened and traumatized Angora at the end of chapter four. He was losing consciousness from blood loss at the time. He's not that self-centered after all.
    • Sudu cheering up Hyla by giving her a medal he received from Luca as a keepsake. It's actually a bottle opener, but the idea is that Hyla safeguarding it will give her a sense of purpose, and it works.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Luca, who for all his abrasive method of dealing with things, is a very tragic character.
    • Soli is also implied to be this, with a heavily hinted Dark and Troubled Past.
    • Pinter. In chapter four it's revealed that he suffered a horrible injury that may or may not have affected his memory. He stayed at Angora's monastery in isolation and screamed in pain so often that the inhabitants nicknamed him "The Howler."
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  • Memetic Molester: The Dagre, and the author's own involvement is pushing it further.
  • Moment of Awesome: Tesa blurts her racism out like an idiot. Phe's response?
  • Nightmare Fuel:
  • Tear Jerker: Luca. His wife tells him to think of her and how much she loves him "the next time [he] feels lost." And that moment is immediately after her sudden, horrific death.
    • Rana and Suda as well, in this strip. And it just gets worse.
    • Angora sobbing and begging not to be thrown out of the travelling group by Tanome, because she's frightened of being left alone in the jungle. She really is just a kid.
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    • Hyla developing emotional/mental issues and nobody (save Rana) doing anything about it. It's especially tear-jerking if you have young children or are a caretaker of young children.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: Many viewers were confused about the gender of Ambassador Lethy. The author confirmed she was a woman. And Luca himself said in an earlier scene that both the ambassadors were female.
    • The same happened to Soli with the beginning of Chapter 3. The author had to clear that one up too.
    • This also happens with Alamand to a lesser extent, given that he has slightly long hair that he often wears into a ponytail and is rather hyperactive.
  • What Do You Mean, It's Not A Halo?: The cover of chapter one uses a leaf as an obvious symbolic halo for Angora, a character who may well turn out to be a Messianic Archetype.
  • Villain Has a Point / Only Sane Man: The Emperor's actions are portrayed a driven more by emotion than logic (plus, y'know, giant tiger demon god), but... has a point. His Empire is still recovering from a nigh-genocidal war, and the opposing country refuses to take any responsibility, saying instead they should take time to rebuild. The opposing country also retains the leadership that started said genocidal war, and it's likely that the ruler has the same philosophy that her father/predecessor had. Luca's decision to start a new war now is hawkish, yes, but it makes a certain kind of sense.


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