- Iron Woobie:
- Karl, according to his Back Story, which includes losing much of his family to The Plague, befriending a local girl whose family suffered similarly, and falling in love, only for the girl to be crushed to death by a falling tree. Although it is later revealed that he was not as head-over-heels in love with her as everybody thought — which only made him feel more guilty about her death.
- Jessica is heading this way, as in the second and third books, she has had a burning tree dropped on her and has had her face mauled by an enraged Treecat, respectively. Though given that she ended up getting a Treecat bondmate after the first incident (she was caught under the tree while saving him) and a boyfriend after the second (he came to her aid during the attack), she seems to be doing alright.
YMMV / The Star Kingdom