Wen Ao Xue disappears from the novel for over a thousand chapters, and when he comes back it turns out he is a she, which cool i'd be down for her in the harem, but instead due to irreconcilable differences she ends up on the enemy side and dies... :' (
The aphrodisiac killer drug that requires s*x to cure. I'm not offended by the trope, I just dont find it creative and think it cheapens the story. That being said it is far from the worst use of the trope and if I recall correctly the gimmick is only used that one time.
What happened to his grandfather, he hasnt been mentioned in a while, and more concerning what of his cousin who joined the sphere of influence "Shen Gong" in the small world? Shen Gong was apparently mostly destroyed by one of MC's teacher, but his fate is never directly addressed. I would think if he had died the grandfather would have mentioned it before he too went MIA given how attached he was to him.
Qiong Qi deserved better, he was a good boy. When Yan Di took over his body I kept expecting him to at some point move on to another body and release Qiong Qi. Don't get me wrong I heart Yan Di, he is my second favorite side character, but poor Qiong Qi, he was a good beast
Yu Tong: This girl was from one of the enemy sects. When MC and young members of the allied sects were on a training expeditions, the enemy sects sent their disciples, including Yu Tong, to go and killed them. MC and Yu Tong fought a couple of times and tried to kill each other multiple times. While it might appear as if Yu Tong is evil, it is clearly stated that the enemy sects are there for revenge because the allied sects had previously messed with one of their projects. I personally see this as two groups on different sides, and not necessarily good vs evil. After the expedition Yu Tong is obsessed with killing MC, cause he made her feel inferior and groped her during their previous encounters. Later on, both group of sects are forced to work together against outside forces, during which time their relationship starts to change slowly. In my opinion it doesn't look like MC intentionally let her escape in any of their battles, but rather they were closely matched, and is not like he only forgave her, all the sects united and forgave each other, considering that non of the people she personally killed were legit friends of the MC I don't see why she gets singled out in other reviews. I find their relationship interesting.
Dong Li: This one is a bit more controversial and more questionable. She too was an enemy of the MC who tried to use and kill him, her personality is very selfish and she seems to only care about herself. When MC first joined her group he noticed right away that she was up to no good. After she killed all the other members of the group the MC tricked her, groped her (sounds familiar?), and set her up so a strong cultivator would kill her, unfortunately said cultivator was in her pocket. After that, MC ran around destroying her plans, killing her people, and leaving mocking messages. She felt humiliated and spent all efforts trying to kill him until eventually they were both forced to retreat. Later on, MC befriends her brother, who has great character. She laters tries to use MC again by forcing him to go on an expedition with her and help her get treasures by threatening his family, with no intention to actually harm them, but with every intention to manipulate the MC. The MC is not happy about this, but her brother tells him that his family is in no danger and that she is just bluffing, he also tells him that he can refuse to go on the expedition, but that he might benefit from it if he goes, and asks him as a favor to look out for his troublesome sister if he goes. With time their relationship changes, they save each other's lives, and come to understand each other better. The way they met is abnormal and I can understand why people find it hard to accept the romance flags that are planted, specially since this is the strongest flag so far. Some things to keep in mind are that Dong Li was doing her original killings as part of a mission from her clan, not sure why she was sent on that sort of mission, or if the killing was a core part of it, or just her way of accomplishing it. Worth noting to that MC knew she was trouble from the start and chose to join and remain in her group, he also knew the others in the group were being set up to die by her and he chose to let them die, not quite the same as killing them, but MC is no saint. Regardless, she clearly only cares about herself and those close to her, and has no problem killing everyone else, MC wasn't close to her at the beginning, but he is now, and since he became close she has fiercely defended him. I like this relationship because it is different, I also like that the MC is aware of how abnormal it is, and is embarrassed when others point out she tried to kill him. In my opinion he has forgiven and in some case befriended people who have come much closer to actually killing him for the sake of a greater goal so I'm not bothered by it.
He was raised and taught by a kind old man in his early years, an old man who is hinted to have some extraordinary background and was very knowledgeable. So it is understandable that the MC would be different, kinder than all the savage ppl in the wastelands.
In the blink of an eye he becomes a doctor, a chef, a blacksmith, an alchemist, a jewelcrafter, a leatherworker, a miner, etc. Simply because he had s*x with someone and powered up or got hit in the head, or some bullsh*t I dont even remember, I think I just started listing world of warcraft professions at the end there cause blanked out like I did while reading most of these chapters. Not only did he learn to be all those things magically, but also the best at all those things in the entire world apparently.
I'm not particularly offended by the presence of non-consensual s*x, but I just think the trope of killer aphrodisiac poison that needs to be screwed out of the girl's system is boring and lacks imagination, it cheapens an already cheap story, and it happened with like 3-4 of his wives, and I did not even finish the story, I bet it happens again