May 05, 2014
What happened to all their parents? Doesn't it seem strange that all three kingdoms are currently ruled by teenage (or preteen) princesses? Where did the adults all go?
Standing outside, maybe it's just a case of Everything is Better with Princesses. But in story terms, is it inexplicable or is it a plot point?
Leo is maybe 17. Milhi is about 14. Couverte is 12. How'd they all end up in charge of their kingdoms? Couverte makes a comment at one point to Rebecca about how her parents left, but it doesn't sound like she's talking about them dying.
Here's my guess: All of them, together, left on an important quest, probably related to the cursed swords. And in season 3 it's going to be revealed that the quest failed and they've all been taken prisoner. That's going to be the story of the series: all the royals, and all the heroes, and sundry supporting people (Eclair, Violette, the Genoise, Yuki and Brioche, etc.) will embark on a quest to find and free them, and to finish the job they were trying to do.
And in the end it will take all three heroes, together, to seal/defeat the final bigbad, and they'll do so in a way which sends them home and makes it impossible to ever summon them again.
But Tatsumaki and Cheney and whatever squirrel Couverte uses to summon Rebecca will still be able to travel back and forth carrying letters, so they'll stay in contact.
Posted by: Avatar_exADV at May 05, 2014 10:34 AM (ZeBdf)
Maybe that's in dog years?
Posted by: Wonderduck at May 05, 2014 05:44 PM (PN+++)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at May 05, 2014 06:53 PM (+rSRq)
Not sure on Leo & Gaul's parents. Maybe they took up a position within the Kingdom's main domain? It's not historically uncommon for sub-rulers to get moved around, especially to the historic Japanese thinking on the subject. Being a daimyo was actually pretty terrible during a lot of periods.
Posted by: sqa at May 05, 2014 08:02 PM (8ldDI)
They're training kingdoms, and nobody asks where the parents are, because, who asks where your parents are when you're at summer camp?
Posted by: Brett Bellmore at May 06, 2014 02:43 AM (HGNzm)
Posted by: muon at May 06, 2014 03:47 AM (XIprt)
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