Emperor’s Domination


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Ten million years ago, Li Qiye planted a simple water bamboo into the ground.

Eight million years ago, Li Qiye had a koi fish pet.

Five million years ago, Li Qiye cared for a little girl.




In the present day, Li Qiye woke up from his slumber.

The water bamboo reached the apex of cultivation.

The koi fish became a Golden Dragon; the little girl became the Nine Worlds’ Immortal Empress.

This is a tale regarding an immortal human who was the teacher of the Demon Saint, Heavenly Beast, and Immortal Empress.

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New noire125 rated it
May 19, 2017
Status: c353
Disclaimer: This is not a review, it's a first impression. I consider reviewing something without the whole experience asinine.

"Reading Emperor's Domination is like watching someone stomping an ant and brag how the ant has not yet reached apex and tried to bite the said someone"

"Emperor's Domination is reading about a bunch of people having a pissing contest endlessly"

... more>> Pride vs Arrogance: pride is whatever the person holds as value for oneself while arrogance comes only from advantage. Once that advantage is gone, arrogance deflates and turns to nothing.

Li Qiye's personality is what you normally get from other chinese novels as antagonists. He has no pride only arrogance, because without his advantage against others what is he? He is nothing but some random person given something by someone that turned him into something else. That ultimately gave him the advantage against other normal cultivators thus turning him into nothing but an arrogant protagonist. He didn't reach apex by his own will or effort, no, he was given something by someone that led him to reach apex. Now read his audacity as he claims to be the number one under the heavens, repeatedly every chance he gets. While enemies keep coming to him like a very slow, progressive RPG grind. Side characters are just that, side characters for the sake of having side characters.

Translation is made with respect towards the original work. Their speed is also phenomenal.

If you like stories that are action packed with humiliation at the sides with high horse protagonist fighting against his own kind, this story is for you and you will definitely have fun reading this. <<less
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New clowred rated it
May 16, 2017
Status: c620
While this may sound surprising for many, Li Qiye is most probably the best protagonist for a Xianxia novel. Why? Because a xianxia novel describes a protagonist that tries countless times to overturn fate. Yet, we always expect to see a protagonist that starts from zero being capable of doing miracle after miracle even though that protagonist isn't much older than a teenager. We expect to see a young protagonist showing the same amount of adult charm as a character that lived for thousand or maybe even more years, the... more>> same amount of courage, boldness and will. But no matter how we see it, that kind of thing is impossible unless the author uses certain cliches. "The ring", "the purple card', "the cube" and so on. But this novel decided to embark on a completely different path. A path where the protagonist is proud and arrogant while creating miracles at every step.

Wait, proud and arrogant? Wouldn't this make an annoying prick instead of an interesting protagonist? Yes, 99% of time yes, but this is that 1% that defies this generality. And for a very simple reason actually. Because he lived for long enough to see and know more than everyone. He knows what he has to face at the end of his path, so he wouldn't allow his will to bend down in front of anything, for his nemesis is something that surpasses everything else. It's like telling yourself 'you can do it', for thousands of times. Once you understand this you actually see the protagonist in a completely different light. You see him as someone who had to walk on the bones of his friends, his pupils and his loved ones. And no matter how sad and lonely he is, to be able to not bring shame to those that sacrificed a lot to give him a path to defeat his nemesis, he is not even allowed to grieve for that would be the end of his path of domination.

For this reason, I came to love this novel as more as pure entertainment at some point. But, of course, the enjoyment of this novel wouldn't be worth that much only because of the protagonist by himself.

We have some of the best women in xianxia. Since I had the ill fate of reading Coiling Dragon as my first xianxia I became deeply annoyed by how easily can a love story become the weak point of a xianxia. The harem is always the redeeming factor. Yet, going after each woman without considering her talents and only caring about her looks doesn't work that well. Read MGA if you want to deny my point of view. I especially enjoy the introduction of 'sword maids'. I couldn't stop myself from laughing seeing how interesting it is to give something unique not to obtain beauty but maids. Many novels either present completely innocent protagonists that are as dense as dark matter, or pimps that give priceless manuals, weapons or medicines just to enjoy some fuk.

The world building is the most serious part of this novel. Everything moves according to lines drawn before Li Qiye managed to recover his mortal body. While this may seem annoying as the author can always give the protagonist the plot armor known as 'the plan', at some point you understand that there is a different line of thinking used by the author. But, well, some people may understand it faster than others so I can only recommend everyone to read it and try to find it.

Lastly, the side characters, which include the beginning weak and not extremely important characters that have some good will towards the protagonist and the high amount of enemies. Here we see something extremely good and something good. First, extremely good. The protagonist is not a saint. Even though he appreciates loyalty, he only grooms those that deserves it. So at some point he starts discarding those that are not that important. This comes as a surprise, as some of these people are good friends. Next, the enemies are mostly the same pricks we are generally annoyed by. Yet, seeing how they are killed in masses somehow gives a refreshing feeling.

In conclusion, this novel is full of jewels, and it's truly different from the general xianxia. Some will understand why, while others will just see it as another garbage can full of cliches. Both views are right. This is just a novel that appeals to you only if you search for a specific something. For me, the calm yet ruthless protagonist is 'my cup of tea'. For others this would just be a plain psychopath. So, read it, if you like it, then congratulations, if not, good luck with the next one. <<less
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spectrearc rated it
June 7, 2016
Status: c613
This review is as at chapter 613 of the Chinese raws.
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The story premise is that of a shepherd, who was put into the body of a crow for a million years. Over this million years he basically learnt pretty much all the best techniques etc., and used these techniques to cultivate promising young people to the peak level of cultivation so far, celestial emperor. After a million years, he finally regained his body and embarks on a journey of vengeance against the sect that sealed him into the crow in the first place.

Unlike many other xianxia novels, whereby transmigration is only a small part of the novel, the MC's past plays a big role in this novel - he doesn't act like a teen, but like a crotchety old man. He basically has the worst base at the start of the novel, but his knowledge plays a big part of it.

Good points
1) Foreshadowing is often well done - items which are written into the story previously are often pivotal to the plot
2) The MC's universe is pretty diverse, much is written about the different races.
3) Each arc is well enunciated; the different worlds are written in a way that differentiates them from each other.

Bad points
1) Side characters usually only exist for about an arc; while they are often well developed, they are discarded when moving into another arc, which is pretty annoying.
2) The MC is incredibly arrogant - he's basically your typical xianxia MC on steroids, slaughters everyone in his path.
3) The scale of battles can get pretty ridiculous; in one scene the MC fights more than 50,000 experts and slaughters most of them..
4) The story gets pretty formulaic.
5) The author likes to elaborate too much, e.g. after introducing a particular term he will go on to about half a chapter of why that particular term was so great, its history etc., and how you must know the MC is extraordinary.
6) The past of the MC allows the author to pull a crapton of Deus Ex Machina

In conclusion, read this if you're interested in a someone different xianxia premise, but note that the characters within follow troper pretty closely, its not groundbreaking.

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ninthlite rated it
June 2, 2016
Status: c20
The premise is interesting however in the 20 chapters I have read so far just consisted of the main character being called trash by everyone he meets and him arrogantly shaming people.

edit: I have read a bit further and still being trash talked by every single person he meets. At this point I would not be surprised if a flower started talking and called him trash, whilst he arrogantly challenges the flower to a duel then arrogantly wins flawlessly. How boring.
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kntofdth rated it
May 30, 2016
Status: c10
Here is what the story synopsis from what I gathered from the 10 chapters..

The MC is a normal mortal whose soul is captured by a demonic group and is forced to unravel various mysteries of the unknown. He learns a great deal of information and when he gets a chance, trains genius immortals who help his soul escape. When the MC wakes up he finds that an unimaginable time has passed and from here the MC begins his journey from the sect founded by one of his student which has... more>> become a mocking shadow of its former self to take revenge on the demonic set who caused him suffer for an eternity.

To be honest I am really hooked to it. The initial 2-3 chapters are a bit weird but once you pass them it is really amazing. <<less
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Aziru rated it
November 3, 2016
Status: c256
I truly wanted to like this novel, the plot is.. ok, and the characters are.. also ok, but, how do I describe this.. its just reading this novel has been a very painfully frustrating experience. I honestly can't even imagine how the translator has had the patience to translate this novel, and even up to two chapters a day! has my respect.

1) The plot: The story is actually pretty interesting, I like the concept, reminds me of TDG.
2) nothing else to see here, move along..

*ooh boy now we... more>> get to the bad stuff*

1) Characters: To be fair, they aren't really bad, I actually quite like the maids (side characters). It's just that I have mixed feelings about Li Qiye (MC). I like that he isn't a pushover, and is "smart" (although that's debatable) but hes is too arrogant for my taste. Yes, he has the power to back up his arrogance, but its still repulsive imho. I would have much more preferred it if he didn't just talk trash to anger his never-ending and ever-so-dumb enemies, but actually trash talked them in a constructive way truly putting them down. You know those shirts that say "I dont look for trouble, trouble looks for me" yea? Well this is the complete opposite. Hes just looking for trouble with everyone, its repetitive and annoying.

(also after all of the "heaven defying" stuff they've seen from Li Qiye, him knowing everything about the ancient times, talking to ancient beings like he knows them, yet the maids, and people close to him, still haven't even had the thought, that "maybe he was reincarnated" or "hes a being from the past". So ignorant, always just amazed and saying, "hes only *insert age here* (13) how can he know all this stuff?!")

2) Enemies: If you were to take away their names, you wouldn't be able to tell who was who by the way they act. After he kills an enemy, his next enemy is just a copy of the previous one, they all just blend together. They don't stand out and are all completely brainless.

3) Author: omg I cant stand him, ugggh cant event describe my frustration with him! I completely hate his writing style. All together, I have probably skipped about 4/10, if not more, of the text in this novel. He stuffs so much useless, trash information in every chapter, and then keeps on repeating the same utterly boring and useless information in the chapters to come! PLEASE! I GET IT ALREADY! YOU TOLD ME THIS 30 TIMES BEFORE IN PREVIOUS CHAPTERS! reminds me of a grandpa who keeps on repeating the same story over and over to his grandchild.. annoying.

The naming system is so lame.. omg. Im talking about the names of the cultivation manuals, and items/weapons. Its like the author has to include "god" "heavenly" "devil" "demon" "hell" or something else "majestic" in all of the names or they wont powerful. AND OMG the names are so long, heres an example: "Azure Mysterious Ancient Kingdom's Heavenly Grotto" LIKE WTF, 6 WORDS FOR A F'ING CAVE! uuughh so frustrating

He also repeats so many annoying phrases, I will list a few:
- "Heavens most proud daughter" (this one really had me ticked off in the first 100 chapters of the book)
- "Just counted it on my fingers" (not as annoying but still, ffs think of something better"
- "Little demon" (its so convenient how every enemy calls him this, even though they meet him for the first time)
damn I had so many more, but I cant remeber any more right now, ill just describe some:
- he boasts about slaying everyone and everything in has way, and then another paragraph describing how his maids know that hes not arrogant without the power to back it up. (repeats this in like every other chapter)
its honestly even making me frustrated from trying to remember them so im going to stop here.

anyway the author just has very annoying writing habits, so appalling!

tbh I probably forgot many things I wanted to say, but I feel like this should at least scrape the surface of my agitation towards this novel.

TLDR: The chapters are usually somewhere between 50-100% full of completely boring, useless, repeating, information describing something that ins't relevant, or wont be relevant after this chapter ever again. The naming system makes it seem like the author is trying to show off the majestic, religion based, names he knows. Like a child who has a limited word bank, and only knows a few words that he thinks are cool, so he includes them in all of the names he makes for his toys. Repetitive phrases. Repetitive enemies. Repetitive plot mechanics.

The only reason I gave it a 2 stars instead of one, is because I think this novel had the potential to be something great, but instead is akin to a piece of trash. I have pity for it. <<less
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Warnock rated it
June 1, 2016
Status: c17
WTF haha this story, seriously read it haha.. its this super old dude like as the sinopsis says that has lived millions of years but in the story when he reincarnates isnt like your normal xianxia, he just dosnt hide anything, as a mere mortal you see him wrecking super powerful cultivators and beating sect leaders and shit XD this is the definition of badass and overbearing, too arrogant, too powerful and he has the body of a 13 yr boy
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hero rated it
July 20, 2016
Status: c88
Giving this novel a 2.5/5 from 4.5/5 after reading ahead of the current translations. Decided to drop this novel as well. Click the spoiler button for why but be warned that I will be talking about untranslated chapters.

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I'm disappointed. If you read my earlier review below then you'd notice how much I liked the novel. Sadly, the MC turns into one of those female-chasing MCs latter in the novel. You'll also notice that his male followers are very different from the female characters. Of the two starting followers he gained, one is just there to make stupid moves / make greedy comments while the other one is simply a follower. In the chapters ahead that I've read, he gains another male follower who is pretty much just also just a follower. And he gains that follower with almost no effort. Much like the first two. A far cry from the female followers he has who are all beautiful geniuses.

Anyway, basically, what happens in the future is that he meets random girls and he just keeps asking them to follow him. Why is this disappointing? Because in the translated chapters, he pretty much gives his first female follower a deadline to choose whether to be his sword maid or not. One chance to follow him. Take it or leave it. However, if you decide to "leave it" then know that you won't get this opportunity again in the future.

This isn't the case in the latter chapters. Female characters reject his offer again and again, yet every time they meet, he keeps on asking them to be his follower. There is even one character who keeps trying to kill him again and again but despite this, he still asks.

Another thing is that he basically turns into a lecher / dirty old man in the latter chapters. There is a character who every time he sees, he slaps her ass and says that he'll strip her next time. His excuse is that it's because the girl dresses up like a guy (the girl leads a female clan so she dresses this way in order to show his dominance or something).

Honestly, it would be fine if you could still feel that the main goal of the MC is to beat / destroy / kill the evil spirit in the Grotto but sadly, due to the stuff I mentioned above, it only feels like his goal is to expand his "harem" / female followers.

Lastly... regarding his arrogance, I did state that the MC did indeed have a right to be arrogant. The problem is that 99.99% of the fights which happen in the chapters I read ahead are due to his arrogance. It was pretty much one of the reasons a lot of people dropped PMG. Arrogance is okay. It's normal in almost all the web novels, especially in CN web novels. However, if that is pretty much the reason for most of the conflicts which occur then it simply becomes too much.

Oh... one last thing. Really last this time. The whole "little girl", "counted with my fingers", "apex", etc he keeps saying is fun for a while but like always being overly arrogant, it becomes way too used- and quickly. Not to mention that the things he say just seem to be too childish / juvenile. For me at least.



Currently my favorite novel. That's saying much considering I've read a lot, and I mean A LOT. However, don't get me wrong, that's just for the currently translated chapters. There are other novels which I gave 4.75/5 when it was at 100 or less chapters which dropped to 3/5 or even 2/5 after a few more chapters.

The difference between this novel and other novels is that the MC knew that he would get "revived". This is a major factor compared to other rebirth novels since unlike almost all other rebirth novel MCs, he prepared for the moment of his "rebirth".

Why is it a major difference? Well, read one of the reviews written before comparing this to ATG. He pretty much complains that this novel's MC is way more OP than ATGs. If you think about it though, it would make sense why he would be way more OP. He actively prepared a plan years before of how he could quickly rise into power after getting "revived". He prepared a plan which got him into a sect he helped create despite his current strength being inferior to average disciples (it was hinted but not elaborated on) and he prepared "bodyguards" / "guardians" to ensure his protection (the 4 golems). Compare that to ATG's MC who just happened to have the only thing which could save his eventual "master" and who just keeps literally falling into places which contain unimaginable legacies / his grandpa.

As for his "arrogance" which the same review I'm referring to on top raises. I guess it makes sense considering he was the person who taught all the "legends" and sect founders of the current time. TBH I've gotten completely tired of other novels who make the MC seem like he has the mentality or intelligence of a gradeschooler despite having lived 2 lives. It makes even more sense considering the fact that, as I stated above, he has a plan which (so far) is going smooth.

Another thing I like about the novel is the backstory. There are tons of events that happened in the past regarding people / objects / events which the MC interacted with. It adds a certain "depth" to the story which some novels just have. One thing about this though is that with so much backstories, it's easy for them to conflict with each other, especially as they keep adding up. We'll see what happens in the future chapters though. As of now there really aren't conflicts of that sort.

There are a lot of other good things that I like but one I would like to point out is the "tone" of the novel. Like I said, there are tons of rebirth novels around. The weird thing is that PLENTY of those are written as if it was made for kids. The jokes / interactions between characters to be specific. A novel which come into mind instantly is TTNH. It was one of the novels which I loved at the start but the moment it became childish with the jokes, farts, descriptions, conversations, it just got ruined for me. This novel stays pretty much serious (except for the S&M stick) and I do hope that it stays that way.

There's one thing as of now that I don't really like with the novel. And that's its cultivation systems. There are 3 major cultivation systems in the novel and the explanations / descriptions for those cultivation systems just end up getting drawn out / repetitive at some time. I read this novel in one sitting a week ago and the part where the cultivation systems get explained was when I slowed down a lot. I guess that all novels / authors have their own way of maximizing the word count. For novels like PMG it's the whole hypocritical lecturing of the antagonists, for other novels like TMW / MW it's the never ending tournaments. At least it isn't as bad as some novels where entire paragraphs are repeated / rephrased in the same chapter.

Anyway, this has gotten longer than I expected but to wrap it all up. I recommend reading this novel. <<less
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PoshMafia rated it
October 2, 2016
Status: c210
I like the cover. Can't really say to much about the story though. Too many heaven sweeping beauties, and unconquerable elders daunted by his unflagging arrogance.

The explanations of the cultivation realms are a total mess, the MC is cultivating in a totally different novel from everyone else. Shit randomly is brought up to show why his maids are uberly awesomely amazing and how they can heavenly deafeningly jump realms with ease.

There is no decent foreshadowing, at all, everything is just constantly crudging you atop the head without... more>> any subtlety, a lot of references are brought up about his past but they usually feel incongruous to the rest of the novel.

A complete lack of any sort of tension is probably my biggest problem with this novel, just not really in to the power trip teenage fantasy where heavenly defying beauties follow me around as I make everyone look like ignorant children.

Meh, there are a lot worse out there but this is by no means a good piece of literature. Definitely not going to make you contemplate anything about human nature or the endless expanse that is life.


True immortality doesn't seem to be a thing, which is kinda interesting. <<less
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freezray rated it
October 26, 2016
Status: c210
Look I really wanted to love this story and for the most part I still like it but I can't help but feel so frustrated by this novel at times.

Let's start with the good:
+Interesting MC with a crazy past
+World and lore is so far well built
+interesting characters if a little generic (but that could just be me having read too many xianxia/wuxia)

Now let's get to the bad:
- I would rather have had the story from from his... more>> past then what I have now clearly he was far more interesting then. Perhaps its just me but a MC can only be so aloof before it gets downright irritating.
-Its already suffering from too many generic bad guys as the MC starts out OP. I don't really care if the MC is OP but after the 6th guy I get it the guy's a badass.
-Now its not really a harem since he's not romantically involved with any of the girls. That said its close enough when he's CLEARLY collecting women.
-There's no real reason for what the MCs doing I mean there's supposedly an overarching bad guy but aside from the first few chapters and a name drop here and there you will forget they even exist.

The worst:
The fact that I skipped close to 40 chapters just because I felt the story was dragging went back because I thought maybe I missed something and found out most if not all of it was irrelevant. I hate that filler chapters are literally the worst. Unlike a filler episode for a TV show which has the MC going of on some Ultimately meaningless adventure at least there's an adventure. For a filler chapters are just walls of text that do nothing for the plot and are usually filled with information the author has already said before. Garnished with a little whip cream on top so the author can feel like he got some real work done. <<less
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nwms8 rated it
February 3, 2017
Status: c1500
So this is a review I decided to write after reading 1500 chapters on the raws. I am going to review this story based on my personal preference of character growth, unique plot development and memorable characters.
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1. Character growth 2/5
The characters of this series do not develop at all. The MC has been living for a couple of million years, so he is quite unhinged mentally and arrogant to the Nth degree because he's basically the instructor of every major super power in history. He has happened to start the story with his real body this time, so he has to build up his body from the beginning. So his character does not grow anymore; it is more like we begin to realize that he is a bloodthirsty murderer hellbent on seeing the world burn. He intentionally instigates other people to attack him so that he can massacre their family/school for fun. Sure they have treasures, but the MC's net worth is probably 900 billion times that of the most rich school in the world so he doesn't covet their treasures to improve his wealth. At the beginning, you will see that he has weaknesses. IE, he lets other people damage his body and he gets hurt. Which seems weird because a normal MC would not do this. However, this MC thinks pain is a reminder that he is alive... and he wants to experience pain to train his body. Weird. At least the writing is good and sometimes I can feel the sentimentality of someone who has outlived all of his friends in a repeated cycle for a couple of million years.
The other characters are not notable. There will be names you remember, but they are all the same tropes. Pretty girl. Pretties girl. Sexy girl. Cold beauty. Sexy beauty. Super talent. The names don't really matter, because you can basically swap the names and it is essentially the same 4 characters with a different name.

2. Plot development 1/5
Yes, there is a plot. Yes it is a super god damn shitty plot that uses the same trope to tell a story. Imagine this scenario:
a)MC intentionally pisses on some random super genius. Super genius gets butthurt. Minion 1 jumps in to attack MC. MC eradicates entire Minion 1's school. A bunch of people are shocked. A bunch more people say super genius is more OP than MC.
b) MC goes on a treasure hunt, encounters Minion 2. MC eradicates entire Minion 2's school. A bunch of people are shocked. A bunch more people say super genius is more OP than MC. MC now meets super hot genius girl who now follows him around.
c) MC teaches girl a bunch of stuff. Minion 3 shows up, acts tough. Girl is sad for Minion 3 and super genius because she knows how OP MC is. MC eradicates entire Minion 3's school. A bunch of people are shocked. A bunch more people say super genius is more OP than MC. MC now meets new super hot genius girl who now follows him around.
d) MC is awesome, super hot genius girls fall for him. MC then kills super genius and eradicates his school. Everyone is shocked. MC decides to go to another dimension where no one knows him so he can start at bottom of totem pole again. (There are probably 9 different dimensions).
e) Repeat step a in new dimension. There are 9 dimensions, probably. So this plot doesn't change. At all. You will basically be reading this same plot. Each dimension is probably 500 - 600 chapters. So 1500 chapters in, I'm at 3rd dimension and it is the same plot.

3. Memorable characters 1/5
The names may be different but all the characters are the same.

Overall it isn't great. It is the same short story repackaged with different names every 500 characters. I gave it a 2 because every once in a while, there is some thoughtful writing about life. But this is a terrible book in every sense.

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Shuusei rated it
July 15, 2016
Status: c1800

Guys believe me,this novel is a masterpiece. Flawless,I rarely say this of the novels I read because almost all of them have the same plot for the most part of the story but this one..The MC is an "almighty" person who trains to the apex,smart and cunning,able to do everything and stay calm in every kind of situation,the part about all the pain he went through,all his disciples disappeared,the old beings who still are alive and see him again,a infinite time in pain and sadness made my eyes tear.


Definitely worth all the current 1800 chapters, best novel I've read so far out of 100+.
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Tolack rated it
August 2, 2016
Status: c109
Emperor's Domination is full of arrogance. Li Qi Ye is the most arrogant MC I have read about so far, and I've read quite a bit. The thing is, he's millions of years old and at chapter one has now finally moved out of his 'prison' of a crow body and has a human body now. So you have a mortal MC who is aiming for the apex (Immortal Emperor, of which there can only be one in any era), and has not only raised Immortal Emperors throughout the ages,... more>> but has also learned secrets and created sects while placing treasures around the lands in expectation for the day he's free to cultivate without being a prisoner.

So it's safe to say that his arrogance matches his power and the secrets he possesses. This is literally a story of Emperor's Domination, so if that interests you then you should read it.

Trust me when I say that the verbal smack talks are just as entertaining as the following smack downs. <<less
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NaM rated it
June 2, 2016
Status: --
Awesome Novel!!

[BG summary]
A lot was already described by the other reviewers.

The Mc was basically an unyielding Cursed boy who travel pass through time finding a way to cure his curse. From there on, he mentor countless expert. They create their legends while the mc stay by their side,. However some time in the future, His cursed was cured. Unfortunately none of his past disciple remained in the world.

Filled with regret, the MC will create Havoc and shall sweep through the countless worlds and realms. Being revered and feared by... more>> the masses while his name resound throughout the plane.

(Yup cool Back story right!!, ehh thats why 5/5) <<less
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jims rated it
February 11, 2017
Status: --
MC is too arrogant. I mean he has got a stick so far up his ass that he doesn't have to cultivate. Look at the novel cover, you'd think he's sitting on his toilet.

Guy insults some talented girl that hasn't done anything bad to him. He insults almost everyone. He makes enemies everywhere. His cultivation and body is weak but then he pulls the stick from his ass and starts beating people up.

MC is feeling proud of his past disciples achievements. - "He who can, does; he who... more>> cannot, teaches."

Story concept looked interesting at first, sadly very repetitive, but most of all the MC is insufferable. <<less
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camelCase rated it
November 15, 2016
Status: c274
I wanted to like this novel. I gave it a long time to get to the point, but it hasn't. I think 274 chapters is long enough.

Basically, the MC goes around reminiscing about the millions of years he spent teaching world-dominating cultivators and founding cultivation empires that dominate the world across the ages, etc., while imprisoned in the form of a giant bird. After he's freed (it's not clear why he was imprisoned or how he's freed) and takes the form of young teen child, he makes it his mission... more>> to bring his favorite sect, which has been in decline, back to its position as the most powerful sect. Along the way, he reminisces a lot, collects powerful women as his maids, picks a lot of fights with OP cultivators, massacring everyone who even looks at him wrong and their sects to boot, and does some more reminiscing.

Besides the annoying PMG-like arrogant fight-picking that the MC indulges in, and the pointlessness of the MC's wandering and reminiscing and maid collecting, the amount of info-dumping that the author engages in boggles the mind. Most chapters involve repetitive descriptions of either some ages-old sect and the world-dominating cultivators who founded it, that the MC knew and groomed, or repetitive descriptions of the OPness of the next big character being introduced. The OPness of the newest character always exceeds the OPness of the previous ones, and the cultivation system is a mess. <<less
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Helixical rated it
February 19, 2017
Status: c187
Antagonist is arrogant ---> MC says or does something outrageous in response ---> Antagonist gets converted or murdered ---> MC finds some ancient treasure he hid while he was a bird for a million years ----> Return to the beginning. That's the whole story, no need to read this juvenile crock of shit. I wish I could rate zero.
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Water rated it
June 13, 2016
Status: c550
One of the usual cliches in xianxias is to include a "shitty geezer" who's past prime (or loli), usually stuck in the heavenly defying treasure that MC coincidentally finds who then happens to be some ancient expert becomes a mentor figure for the MC.

Except the said geezer has raised only one but hundreds of MCs over hundred thousands of years, acquires a body and is himself the MC of this story. That's Emperors Domination. The story is pretty much typical revenge xianxia with the baddies being arrogant until MC stomps... more>> them while breaking peoples common sense. Except it's much more easygoing since it doesn't have the typical "I NEED TO CULTIVATE FASTER WILL I BE STRONG ENOUGH TO BEAT THIS GUY BEFORE DEADLINE" stuff.

Very much superficial knowledge, well world building or rather traveling around and revealing various mysteries of the world. The character aren't overly deep and there's very little character development. It's done like on ISSTH where the MC goes to a new place while leaving the companions behind by the end of an volume.

There's pretty much zero romance in the first few volumes. There's peerless beauty that could cause downfall of cities but well, imagine dating the great great great great great great great great great grand daughter of your dead disciple/old time friend. That'd certainly be awkward, right? <<less
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Discordia rated it
July 26, 2016
Status: c622
One of my top 3 novels. Absolutely a masterpiece. Funny and very addictive. You don't have to deal with the bullshits and tournaments of outer sect, inner sect and all that boring stuff. It's pure adventure and interactions with characters is splendid. One of the things that fascinated me the most in this novel is that unlike practically all reincarnations novel is that in this novel MC's past life is very very important. I think this adds depth to the story especially when the MC sees old friends and disciples... more>> along with remembering his friends that have passed away. It's somewhat sad when he starts to recollect the memories he had with people that have passed away for millions for years. I very much recommend this novel. <<less
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newbage rated it
January 20, 2017
Status: c172
Characters and the world are 2 dimensional, including the protagonist. Overall Plot is nonexistent. It's like the author is writing chapter to chapter with no overarching goal in mind. The arcs are highly repetitive. The author's sense of power progression makes no sense. The cultivation levels/systems as well as the way martial arts work make no sense. This novel is hard to stomach. I repeatedly came back to this crappy novel and persevered to ch 172 b/c of the good reviews. But it's been bad the entire way. Don't waste... more>> your time on this trash.

The protagonist is an arogant asshole. He supposedly has knowledge gained from hundreds of millions of years spent as a magical crow but he acts like a idiotic child. I'm talking joffrey from game of thrones level of arrogance. He's now in a low-talent body with low cultivation. People think poorly of him for that. Yet he all he does is sit around making arrogant proclamations that piss people off, then fail to actually do things that impress anyone. Only a small number of people are aware of his sizable abilities and he does not use said abilities in ways that are strategically advantageous. He just sit there talking down to people, making enemies unnecessarily, and giving them no reason to respect him. Here's an example of how idiotic this MC is:


there's a talented girl he wants to recruit as a hand maiden. On first encounter, he talks down to everyone then sexually harasses her. A while later he meets her and does the same. The third time he makes mysterious allusions to her powers/natures and how he might know something that could help her, etc. He doesn't actually get her to join him until several encounters later. If he wanted to recruit her and wasn't an arrogant idiot he'd just walk up to her, show her his martial arts, then concisely say why he's vastly superior to her, how he can help her and why she should join him. Boom he wouldnt' had her in the first encounter.


The author keeps emphasizing how the MC is in a low level body with low growth potential, and how his cultivation is still low but he's trying to compensate with superior understanding of skills and cultivation techniques blah blah. But somehow the MC can wipe the floor with anyone he wants to any time he needs to. It's like saying he's level 1, and has a crappy growth table, yet b/c the author says so, he engages and succesfully beats a lvl 87... because... just because. <<less
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marchex rated it
September 8, 2016
Status: --
If you're tired of mc's addicted to pills and cultivating in caves for years to get stronger and takes a hundred chapters before kicking ass. Then this story is for you. Due to the mc being millions of years old. When he regained his original body, he knew all the tricks to be op and kill his enemies. No boring monologue before the action starts. This is not a deep novel, but you can just relax and enjoy it for what it is. The arrogance of the mc is... more>> a big part of his charm. The translation is very good too. <<less
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Riveted rated it
May 8, 2017
Status: c480
I might have given this novel a 1 star rating, except for a single reason: The author can write an extremely good overarching plot line. The problem is in the details, and that the details exist at all. Every part of the backstory of the MC, and all the characters and places related to him are laid out quite well.

He was effectively a cursed immortal, who spent millions of years in the background behind the top powers of the human race as they fought to carve out a foundation in... more>> the cultivation world. He raised geniuses into top level existences, researched the mysteries of the universe, made plans, and set aside treasures, until he finally managed to break the curse and revert his body back to that of a 13 year old ordinary mortal, with most of his memories intact. We follow him as he starts cultivating from scratch, regains his old treasures, raises up a declining sect that he once helped create, and sets his sights on going against the power that cursed him.

Sounds fantastic doesn't it? And as long as the author sticks with the history of these major characters, and the great events of the past, it is fantastic. The problem is that the novel should have been about that history, with the ending being his successful rebirth as a mortal, but instead it's about what happens after, and spends most of its time on the interactions of extremely minor characters who simply want to kill the MC because "reasons."

Out of nearly 500 chapters in this novel, I've skipped probably 30% of them outright, because they are simply fluff pieces that say how great these certain side characters are, the background of their sects, and how they are all related to each other, the introduction of the artifacts they are using to do battle with, and how heaven defying they are. They aren't worth reading, because the author simply makes them arrogant sons/daughters of heaven that antagonize the MC, and are then killed before the end of whatever arc they are introduced in. That's it. They simply exist so that the MC can kill them; they don't actually advance the plot at all.

I also suggest skipping anything that mentions how cultivation works, because MC is OP and can apparently ignore any difference in cultivation levels. In that same vein, you may as well skim over the fights themselves, because there is absolutely no suspense in any of them. I've also been wondering how the landscape is still any kind of "beautiful" when any random genius landing outside of the gate of a sect destroys the neighboring mountains, not to mention the actual "heaven shaking" fights themselves.

There's also this weird thing where author goes all out to describe how beautiful these women are, and how their chests seem to be heaving all the time, when the MC explicitly states very early on that he has absolutely no interest in women.

So why am I still reading this? Because I'm bored, and following the above rules allows for me to see enough actual story to stay interested. <<less
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