Rarely do I find stories that surprise me. They start as typical WebToons fare but quickly reveal themselves to be way, way more than just a light read. Your Throne is an exceptional tale of deceit, magic, and, yes, love, somewhere in there. With characters that are both well written and have great chemistry together, the reader does end up wondering: Will Medea, our cut-throat protagonist, choose to love again? If so, who will it be with?
I can’t remember the last time I read about a heroine as enigmatic and clever as Medea. This makes sense because Your Throne isn’t your typical fairy tale. There’s no damsel to rescue and certainly no Prince Charming to do the saving. Instead, what you have is the story of two women, caught in the crossfires. And how they go from being pawns in someone else’s game to maneuvering the chessboard like ruthless queens.
Medea Solon is definitely the hero we are rooting for here, and her interactions with the other characters are what keep the plot moving forward. Beyond the magical interference that sets the story in motion, what pulls the reader in is how there is no clear-cut romance option. Medea simply doesn’t have the time for that. But that doesn’t mean she doesn’t have sparks with certain people around her.
But in this game of body swaps, mysterious Gods, and murderous ex-lovers, how does one even go about choosing who to trust, let alone love? Now, that’s what we’re here to see. Will she snuff out? Or will her fire burn bright enough to bring light to the darkness? Medea’s relationships are what will shape the conclusion of her life so let’s get into it.
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Eros: Prince Charming Is A Liar
When we first met Eros Orna Vasilios, the Crown Prince of the Vasilios empire and Medea’s ex-fiancé, we are led to believe he is an honest and just ruler who simply fell in love with someone else. And sadly, love over duty, correct?
Except Eros is not some lovelorn fool. He knew exactly what he was doing when he cast aside Medea for Psyche Callisto, persuading his father in ending their engagement. He then goes on a smear campaign against the House of Solon, painting Medea as a traitor to the crown for an assassination attempt that he concocted. And to Psyche, he is a caring man, love-bombing her at every opportunity he gets while hiding his true goal: to steal the divinity bestowed upon Psyche by the Guardian Deity of Vasilios.
With the way he has treated Medea and played Psyche, he is the main antagonist of the story. So, no love there.
Helio: The Knight In The Shadows
There aren’t a lot of men Medea can trust, which sadly includes her own father, These Solon, who would lavish her gifts only to steal her ideas and pass them as her own. But if she has a confidante she can count on, Helio Nicollo is the only one who comes close.
Helio and Medea met when the House of Nicollo was torn apart thanks to greed. Medea took a recently orphaned Helio under her umbrella, and he never looked back. He’s one of the very few who know about her body-swapping with Psyche, acting as her right-hand man.
He is undoubtedly devoted to her, though it’s never given a romantic name. They still share an extremely close friendship, to the point where he can pick out when Medea is not herself simply by mannerisms alone. And their personalities match, with both being distant and aloof with everyone except each other.
There’s a lot of room to explore within their relationship, and the way Helio prioritizes Medea, certainly indicates how important she is to him. Could there be something more there?
Perion: Rebel With A Holy Cause
Perion Sov Vasilios is a wildcard, quite literally. As a member of the Imperial family of Vasilios and a Cardinal in the Holy Temple, you’d expect him to be a quiet man of God, devoted to spiritualism. But that’s why he’s such loose canon.
When we first meet him, he rejects all tradition. Despite being of affluent birth, he is popular amongst the lower class as a friend to many, affectionately called Peli. And his first meeting with Medea? He decides to fight her, piquing each other’s interests. He openly badmouths the Clergy, despite being an Oracle reader himself.
What makes him such a great foil to Medea is how they are complete opposites but unknowingly after the same answers. And he has helped Medea many times, showing his support. His hot-headed temperament works so well with Medea’s ice-cold mannerisms, that it’s hard not to see the connection between the two.
So, who do you think is going to be the endgame for Medea? I’m rooting for Perion! I mean, man lost an eye to her and still thinks she’s a queen? Real iconic behavior. Until next time!