i understand, with bitterness, that asseylum's marriage to klamcain was a political one to give her full authority in vers law as the empress. i will accept that slaine is that flawed tragic hero that the empress will never know the full extent of his loyalty to her nor do i think her capable of seeing the necessity of his actions to stain his own hands with blood in order to keep her a secret from the other knights who wished to kill her. she's too idealistic to deal with machiavellian politics. so is slain but he had to choose between himself or the priness' life. thank god that it is not that poorly written wooden brat inaho that ended up with her. i had a fear the need to ship the protagonist would outweigh the need for a compelling and believable story.
at this point there isn't anything compelling that alludes to a possible third season so i am left with a great deal of angst i must resolve on my own due to this show.
we usually life to give our tragic hero the satisfaction of death. he's taken the fall for everyone. he became the scap goat. discraced his name. everything because inaho decided to betray him when they first met and the poor guy wasn't able to catch a break. slaine was kept alive for no good reason unless there are plans for a third season.
if we're not going to be given that, at least let us have some sort of ship to sail as a consolation prize. could have let the whole "best friend's kid sister" thing developed out a bit more. that would have been niceat least.