Especially that part where he got drunk and he asked “Why don’t you ever believe me?”.
The female Gosung Ling or whatever. Her development unsettles me a bit. It seems a little too smooth. A little too simple. The MC gave her advice to go through a competition and she passed it well b/c of it. Ever since then, things went a little "uhh what?" for me. B/c of the advice, she gains an immense amount of trust in him to the point where she doesn't question him much even if he says he wants to do the "seemingly impossible task for a person of his level". Way too fast.
The “heroine” would be pitiable if she wasn’t such a murderous woman. She killed a ton of people just to obtain something. She has no problems with threatening innocent people to get what she wants from the MC. She’s psychotic in a way. Before the rape, they do portray her as more human and as an innocent girl, but in the end all her promises to not kill him are lies. You can tell from her personality. The only way out was to make it so that she couldn’t kill him (i.e rape). You’ll understand when you read. You will feel a little sorry for her, but you also have the feeling that she brought it on herself. Her words cannot be trusted. She’s deceitful and murderous. I honestly didn’t even think of her as a possible heroine because of her personality. Her personal story is a sad, but ultimately she is not a good person.
Sounds like I'm justifying rape, but I'm justifying his choice to take the only route in which they both survive. Otherwise, he'd have to kill her. He did get benefits though to make him stronger, but meh. I'm content with the outcome.
The MC’s wife dies way before the beginning of book 1. Its not like we done spent time with the woman and got to know her. She died before the period where we start reading, so to me, it doesn’t qualify as killing off. Also, so far the MC doesn’t have another love interest. Though one girl did like him and pursued him, he only entertained her as a friend. This is all before reincarnation