He looks as if he is going up against some evil lord of evil and darkness. Or possibly just a little psychotically going "That witch is not going to contninue her regime of evil! I will stop her with my... ax!"
Oh my gosh I totally agree!! When I was drawing this I kept thinking "Geez, it looks like he's going out to defend justice or something" Looks kind of like he's about to rip off his coat and turn into superman! I was going for angst, but noble indignation works too I suppose