Another characteristic of Bocce is that he slips into a berserker fight mode in combat, which I tried to show just in the artwork of the past two books, but I don’t know if I ever really properly conveyed it. So I felt the need to have Sky specifically call it out here. I just meant to call attention to it but had no other plans for it in this arc, but in bringing it up, Bocce’s story morphed into a mini-arc in the story in which he actively struggles with it.

With Sky, I’m not sure I ever clearly conveyed that her personality changes with her form. She’s more reserved in blue form and more outgoing when shiny. Again, I tied to just show that in the last two books but I’m not sure how clearly it came across, so I decided to specifically call that out here as well.