花 by くしま
In case you’re wondering why there’s been so much fanart of Bertolt eating flowers lately (or alternatively, fanart of Bertolt vomiting flowers and crying, because, you know, Bertolt) that’s because the flowers depicted are almost always peonies, which in Japan are an ancient symbol of nobility and wealth. Peonies are also, notably, supposed to be a protection from evil. So there’s a double-meaning here: The peony fits Bertolt because, like his German name, it’s a symbol is his noble status, but at the same time his inability to eat/swallow the peony is symbolic of corruption.
You’ll see this fanart trend in a lot of Japanese fandoms, actually. So from now on when you see fanart of a character with a peony in their mouth, eating a peony, or spitting out a peony, well now you know why. ;)