When I started with Utena and knew exactly zero about it, I kinda expected it to end with Anthy becoming an ultimate badass duelist, using the sword she’d pull out of herself to kick ass of everyone who used to be engaged to her. I thought she was the Rose Bride because she was actually married to Dios. I assumed he died and put all his power and “ghost” into Anthy and she would win the duel to save herself from other duelists with his help, for she was his only.
Oh how wrong I was.
Still wanted to draw duelist/prince Anthy because that idea still got stuck in my mind.