I feel very sorry for Alcyone too. Some other antagonists are well loved by fans but I only met one other person who likes her and even wrote an article in her defense. The most tragic thing about her is the man she loved did not love her back at all and she ruined her whole life trying to please him. She could have had a priviledged life as well in the castle but she gave up everything to follow him that inspires pity. However it is beyond me in the anime why Alcyone could not tell Lantis and Zagato apart???? It was not as if she was blind? Lantis and Zagato don't really look identical!