Unfortunately, I only thought she was awesome until she and Aquasteed arrived in Aquasteed’s country, Marineforest. There, she meets the sequel otome game’s FL (Female Lead), Aishira, and everything just went downhill from there.
She literally does nothing but cry and get jealous this whole arc. Her constant cases of “insecurity” makes reading the story incredibly frustrating.
And, yes, I put quotations around “insecurity” because that is what Author-sensei wants you to think she feels. Rather than being insecure, however, I see Tiararose as someone who has no common sense whatsoever. She’s distrustful and spoiled, and she doesn’t reflect on her actions (or inactions). In a way, she’s very self-centered.
I understand jealousy, but not to the extent that Tiararose had dragged it on for. There’s a fine line between being jealous that Aishira wants to get closer romantically to Aquasteed, and just not trusting that Aquasteed will choose her, Tiararose. She also doesn’t trust Aquasteed enough to confide her worries. She merely bottles it up like she’s supposed to be the “bigger person” for not making a huge fuss over it and then cries about it when she’s alone, creating countless and pointless misunderstandings and frustration just to push the plot along.
True, she’s technically in a game and her fears of Aishira stealing Aquasteed from her (because Aishira is the FL and Aquasteed is the Capture Target) is not unfounded, but she needs a better excuse than to continue blaming the game setting for her “insecurity”.
If the world she was in truly followed the game logic, Tiararose wouldn’t have been there to witness Aishira’s attempts to “capture” Aquasteed in the first place.
Her very existence means that the whole premise of the game should serve as a reference, not a guarantee. However, she does not get that. She relies too heavily on the fact that she’s in a game world to understand that things have changed because she’s the one that changed it. She doesn’t realize it and she still hasn’t even at chapter 52. It’s truly frustrating and I cannot stress this enough.
Moreover, she was so harsh to Akari for not following etiquette and dancing with Hartnight more than proper, but (where I’m at in the story) she sneaks out of the castle with a man who is not Aquasteed, her husband, to go to a place that is isolated from civilization with them two being alone and together. Oh, and did I forget to mention that she’s currently the Crown Princess?
Now, if that ain’t hypocrisy at its finest then I have no idea what is.
And other than receiving the blessings from faeries (that somehow did not exist nor have a variant of in her country despite the two countries being geographical neighbors), she has no redeeming qualities. Even having a domestic skill like baking really doesn’t nearly do a good job filling the plot hole that is Tiararose.