He was raised and taught by a kind and well educated 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.
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, though it has taken a back seat and hasn't been mentioned in a long time.
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 flag, specially since this is the only one currently officially dating the MC. 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 too is 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.
The sect leader sends him on a difficult mission, as a fake punishment for killing some fellow disciples that plotted against him, while really it is a way to let him get stronger, but does nothing about the elders and disciples still plotting against him. Before leaving on the mission he leaves his girl under the care of a friendly elder and tells him to watch out for the people plotting against him. Predictably while he is out on his mission the people plotting against him send assassins to make his mission even more deadly and go try to attack/r*pe MC's girl. Ultimately the girl is wounded because the elder that was supposed to protect her went to cultivate. MC comes back, kills a few more plotters and complains to the elder for failing to protect his girl and to the sect leader for sending him on a mission but not looking after his people. So clearly the MC is pissed, and even says he is going to leave the sect, but he doesn't, instead he warns the sect leader about the evil elder, and how he is likely working for a rival sect, and the sect leader says the elder is loyal to the sect and the evil things he has done are due to personal grudge, which is still f*cked up, but apparently is ok in the sect leaders eyes. Anyways MC doesn't leave the sect with his girl, instead he leaves her under the care of the same friendly elder and goes on an adventure.
While travelling our MC runs into a little girl and an old man who are sharing a carriage with him and a few others. He can tell that they are on the run from something. The entire ride MC is thinking about how to get the girl's blood for some experiment, cause she has insignificant traces of warlock blood. Eventually they are attacked by the people chasing the old man and the girl. These bandits come and kill a few people, the rest run, and then is just the bandits, the old man, the little girl, and the MC. Our MC waits for the old man to be critically wounded before killing the bandits, and pretends to be a good guy by giving the old man a pain killer, when he had a means to cure him, but he didn't want to spend resources on the old man, and he thought it would be easier to get the girls blood if the old man wasn't around. MC promises the old man to bring the girl to her destination and lets him die. MC then proceeds to take the girl to her destination and draws her blood from time to time along the way. When they reach the destination the girl begs him to take him as an apprentice, which he refuses cause her warlock blood is too thin and training her would be too much trouble, which is fair, cant help her lack of talent. Turns out the person he was dropping her off with was clearly not expecting the girl, and was clearly reluctant to take her in, only doing so out of fear of the MC. The girl is described as feeling and looking like an abandoned puppy, but the MC then leaves and never thinks about it again. I get that he can't save everyone, and that profits matter to the MC, but I wish he had at least made sure the girl would be taken care off before he left, I mean after all he intentionally let the only living person that cared about her die so he could draw her blood more easily, which he could have done even with the old man around given how strong MC was in comparison, or he could have sent the girl to some loyal followers (like his former s*ave/lover Anna), or used mortal resources to ensure her safety, resources that mean nothing to him as a magus. You can argue that if the MC had done nothing the girl would have been raped and killed, but the ending of this interaction did not sit well with me and not many chapters later I dropped it
The blindness is temporary, it last for like maybe 15 chapters, tho he hides his recovery from most people till about the end of the first book.