her general dad so easily
It gets to the point she use her make up skill to uglify herself. She is still average looking, but this is emphasized from her point of view and she described her face as neat.
Like making aphrodisiac/love poison, and very enthusiastic at it in spite of not knowing what Jishin wanted it for.
Legendary birth talent is given, she has pure yin constitution and as anyone familiar with this genre it's not a good news for her. The danger is very real in this novel where she was kidnapped as a child once and almost raped when she was a teen because of it. Even now, she has HUGE trust issue because of her constitution.
Natural talent wise, the ML that later on revealed to be Qin Xi (Qin Shaojing) have above average talent but not heaven defying genius. While he is afflicted by typical EQ defficiency, it's not so bad to the point he didn't get what he feels for Tian Ge. He has insecurities about Tian Ge because he is over a hundred years older than her and deeply disturbed by their compatible body alignment affecting sincerity of their feelings towards each other.
He was also fell OUT of love with his cousin, disillusioned when he realize her feeling towards him isn't that sincere and there's greed behind her love and he doesn't really know the real Gu Fang Zi in the end.
It gets so bad that ML come to a realization the woman he loved in his cousin only exist in her mask and once he gather his wits, he was horrified of his past self to be so throughly deceived by his lover. Especially when his cousin starts sowing discord in family to discredit his wife, he can't stand she was heartless enough to harm his family who had kindly raised her since she was young for her own gain.
When ML beg her to stay and promise to make her happy, she didn't fall for it. She bravely told him that it wasn't a concubine she can't tolerate but his concubine who can't tolerate her. At this point Gu Fang Zi had tried her best to alienate Sang Wan from ML's mother and sister and Sang Wan feels his love doesn't worth it. What's the point of being loved by ML if she has to suffer injustice that might land her to her previous fate?
And didn't ML fell OUT of love? What guarantee Sang Wan can keep his favor? So she gave him an ultimatum, if he didn't send his concubine OUT of the house, she will leave as they promised to each other. No matter how nice it was to be loved by her husband, she doesn't want to suffer living in the same house with a woman as wicked as Gu Fangzi
Minglan didn't react well with how her new life turns out, while she was not an overly successful career woman she is no slouch either in her previous life. So she takes the living in era where woman could only relied on marrying good family hard, and proceed to spend her days idly waiting for death because she thinks this life is not worth living.
Strangely enough, she change her mind and inspired by potential murderer of her mother of all people to survive in this era. She pretend to be slightly slow witted girl but those with sharp eyes see through how intelligent and diligent she is.
Nothing can get her down except for her obsession in Ancient Mirror. She seems to pin all her hope and wish on it, which revealed to be the reason why she is not the broken bird she suppose to be after everything she has been through.
"Yandere-ish" about Ye Chen Yuan, he is almost a full pledged yandere from the get go. He bribed his rival to not pick MC as master in case he lost the competition. He cut off a villain's hand for touching Yuan Chu's chin and by the time their feelings become mutual he has a mindset that if Yuan Chu dies it can only be in his arms.
By the end of the day... neither Yuan Chu nor Chen Yuan are orphans, but it does get annoying when both of them get their parents back and both parents have their own issue that semi-orphan MC and male lead in the first place. Both parents have problem because of miscommunication, which can be solved if either of them are as agressive as Male Lead ironically enough.
It turns out later on that their second reincarnation is the doing of first life Ye Chen Yuan who realized his feeling for Yuan Chu too late. Using the mirror did a damage to his soul and he vowed to treat Yuan Chu well and give her everything she wanted, hence- why in this reincarnation Ye Chen Yuan is quite unhinged when it comes to her.
Her character is also obviously flawed with her on track of mind and childish thinking that DID hint hidden trauma such as her desire to not grow up which later on revealed to be her fear to remember being rejected by male lead the first time around.
her body type that's perfect for double cultivation.
her parents nurtured canon!Reika's obsession for Emperor.
She has an inferior complex for being the daughter of an incompetent emperor and ashamed of how her family fail to take care of their people. While she doesn't care about her old status, the condenscending treatment she received from current ruler of her former dynasty did a number to her and she wasn't as indifferent as we thought.
The changing boyfriends like sock is just one of the smallest thing, but getting involved in a crime organization