->protagonist knows the pain of the woman he loves being killed by his enemies
->his cousin is about to marry
->his cousin is described as completely in love, wanting to spend his life with only one woman
->his girl was kidnapped by bandits one hour ago
->protagonist is stronger than bandits, able to quickly catch up, while his cousin is weaker
->he, a former stealthy assassin, drags his cousin with him, even though it slows him down
->they arrive at bandit camp late at night (best time for stealthy assassinations by a top professional, who's great at using PROJECTILES!!! such as stones)
->knowing that those kidnapped girls will be “most probably raped and killed”, they decide to WAIT and do NOTHING because the bandits would know his face (next chapter reveals his ability to change his appearence.....)
->they find the girls’ corpses, cousin suffers a similar experience as protagonist has in previous life
->protagonist thinks: eeh, it’s just a chick, "I wouldn’t risk my cousin’s life for a random person”
->a bit later, the same group of bandits responsible for kidnapping+rape appear at their doorstep
->protagonist (who is strong enough to kill ALL of them) and cousin calmly talk to them like nothing happened
ARE YOU KIDDING ME??!?!!!!!!
tomatoes is either re****ed, or writes incoherent jibberish just to make people angry...
for example, just in this last chapter one of the potential enemies made a threat against MC's family! But instead of thinking of how to deal with him quietly, MC just makes his influential enemy, who did not take him seriously before, aware that
1-he's not afraid
and INSULTS him OPENLY
thus creating MUCH more danger for himself AND his family, compared to JUST SHUTTING HIS DUMB MOUTH but the author, again, thinks that arrogance is superiority and FORCES unnecessary tension, because he can't imagine better ways to write tension
Unfortunately I was immediately turned off by the lack of logic, when MC tried to persuade his father not to go to the secret meeting.
His internal argument states that he must not reveal information from the future, but who forbids him to speculate about current affairs? If the result of the meeting is a catastrophy for the family, how could his best attempt to make his father reconsider be "don't go, it could turn out bad", when there are enough reasons in the present why it's not a good idea, and he even MENTIONS THEM while thinking to himself!
That immediately made me think that the author isn't too bright and I shouldn't expect much from this title. I'll read a few more chapter though, to see if I'm wrong...
He forces the MC to act re****ed even though he doesn't have to and the excuse is: MC wants to have no responsibilities in the clan. That's great, except MC never had any responsibility there, because he's NOT part of the clan and the clan owes his grandfather a debt...
He struggles to maintain his re****-cover for no reason and that creates really stupid and completely UNNECESSARY situations with the clan he stays in.
In addition, MC being saved by thunder clouds JUST when he needs it and without explanation is really a stupid and random type of plot armor.
Also, when MC later realizes (c26) that everyone is in danger and the enemy is waiting for reinforcements, HE DOES NOTHING FOR THREE DAYS instead of telling them to maintain his mentally-re****ed-cover that has ABSOLUTELY NO USE!!!!!
he gets tons of knowledge without deserving it.
everyone else except one person is a spineless hateful arrogant bootlicker.
so far, 5 chapters to show how amazing the protagonist is with his new knowledge (that he did NOTHING to deserve) while all the shallow excuses-for-characters drool with anticipation of his failure...
even though MC is weak and mostly alone (like in WOC)
hardworking and struggles to earn money (like in WOC)
sells his products to a man who owns a little store and has a friendly relationship with (like in WOC)
has a very special encounter which changes his life (like in WOC)
learns an incredible cultivation technique (like in WOC)
unfortunately, in this first attempt by the author,
-so far there's barely any worldbuilding at all (unlike in WOC)
-protagonist has no properly defined goal, not even surviving no matter what (unlike in WOC)
-entities of political/military power aren't defined well/at all (unlike in WOC)
-there's no clear sign of fighting skill being necessary at all (unlike in WOC), but his technique develops his strength
-protagonist has no hidden past and no interesting background (unlike in WOC)
-the hierarchy of the world that surrounds his is not defined (unlike in WOC)
she meets the two scum who drove her grandfather and mother to death, almost crippled her and constantly plots arainst her alone in a forest (plus their bodyguard). Of course they try to kill her because "no one will know anyway". She has no problem killing the guard, but instead of butchering the two like the vile pigs that they are, SHE TALKS TO THEM FOR A WHOLE CHAPTER??? SLAPS THEM THEM AND LEAVES????? WTF?!?!?!?! YOU'RE NOT A "GOOD PERSON", YOU JUST KILLED SOMEONE WHO JUST OBEYED A COMMAND, BUT THE EVIL SCUM WHO WILL ALWAYS TRY TO KILL YOU AND PEOPLE CLOSE TO YOU, YOU LET GO???? JUST DIE! Basically the re**** author did it to create more drama and tension later, but what an idiotic move, like there's no alternative