Takatsuki's a no-good pervert. I admire his single-mindedness though. A++
It's funny since he really wants to think the best of Takatsuki but the thoughts he glimpses from Takatsuki's mind are too much to simply ignore or forget. I like how he's aware that Takatsuki's dangerous (in the this guy wants to eat me kind of way) and he's learning to take actions to protect himself. Manaka's thoughts regarding his situation are hilarious.
I say great but great in that "damn, they're ****ing twisted" kind of way. They're so twisted oh my gOD. I was so shocked when Nigel turned out to be a two-faced bastard. I prolly should have been suspicious but, eh. So now there's a predatory bastard, a two-faced bastard, and a dark-humoured bastard. I'm pretty sure they're gonna be Gilbert's but I'd really pity Cass if he gets them because they're twisted as ****. At least Gil's kinda aware (though not about Nigel hahahaa)
Sorry 'bout the swearing, I'm staggered by their damn twistedness.
The MC is smart and knows how to maneuver enough in the ancient political scene that he can move up. I have to admit that it is kind of off-putting that he is so far submissive but well what can one really do in front of the emperor? At least he knows how not to die. He's an admirable somewhat Machiavellian character. I am looking forward to seeing how he'll carry out his actions in the future and endear himself further in the eyes of the emperor hahaha.
Heine likes MC so mind raping him is okay??? ML can go into MC's mind and defile him there, but MC is unaware that ML does it on purpose so MC thinks he dreamt it himself. Iirc there was one where MC's body was practically crushed in the "dream". ML does this violation more than a few times and it just doesn't sit right with me. Somebody invading your mindscape, basically forcing you to experience something since you're unable to tune it out? It's horrifying. Perhaps the ML has special circumstances, but is what he does truly something that can be excused?
He's a rich kid who is capable enough. Not the cold-type lead, but somewhat black-bellied.
There's one incident in the novel where he becomes jealous of the girl both he and ML treat as a little sister since they were talking for so long. When he noticed that he was jealous even though he shouldn't be, he realizes he loves ML and agrees to a relationship. ML has admitted to liking MC already and was pursuing him till he said yes.
That part's okay, but not too shortly after that, they talk about kids. I know some people actually can come to talk about that early in their relationship, but MC is still new in the relationship, not easy with affection, not even agreeing to consolidating his relationship (mariiage) with ML yet, but absolutely fine with adopting kids with ML? I found that a bit bizarre.
There's also the irony where the person he falls in love with is actually a demon, which means that the magic he majors in is her race's biggest weakness. He's also unaware of the fact.
even though he had so much more potential than Linley before isn't even at least a High God Paragon but merely a High God