where the greatest AI in the galaxy has rebelled. Like in It's Not Easy to Be a Man After Traveling to the Future and some other sci-fi series, people have soul power, which is essential psychic strength and superhuman ability. The AI imprisons those connected to its network and sucks out their soul power to fuel itself, forcing humanity into a war against machines where many of their strongest members have already been captured and are going brain-dead one by one. Although we don't know the details of the other trapped victims inside the AI, it forces the MC through countless worlds to break his will and drain his soul. His soul force is extremely high, so he is able to endure until he manages to hack the system controlling him. He then willingly enters these worlds to steal power from the AI and save his life. During the process, he encounters his love interest, who is also at war with this AI.
kidnapped and taken prisoner by the male lead. He rapes and abuses her repeatedly for every little reason he can think of. The s*xual abuse and violence isn't shown graphic detail, but it is definitely there. He is controlling and emotionally abusive as well, isolating his victim and manipulating her by threatening everyone around her. In spite of it all, she remains as air-headed as before and doesn't think before acting. He's raped her more than once or twice, but she's not responding to all of this trauma. The writer does not describe the pain, terror, or seriousness of the matter at all. Rape does not equate to a romantic time; it's an act of hatred and nightmares that scars people for life and gives them traumatic flashbacks whenever they try to become close to others. There is no healthy relationship between a rapist and his victim.
.. is her friendship with the gardener's son.
He began losing his hearing as he grew up and hated wearing hearing aides, so he pretended to hear and understand his classmates. When he started wearing them, he realized they had been making fun of him all this time. This turns him into an expressionless and aloof character, who usually keeps his mouth shut. His eyesight is also poor, but he manages that well with glasses.
Considering all of that and the fact that he has no combat ability, he really undervalues himself.
the mystery of how Du Ze was sent to that world in the first place. It looks like the God of Light and the Gnome God of Forging are both looking for him. Was it their doing, or did the writer actually take part? What do they want with him? Why do some of the other characters feel intimidated by the weakling Du Ze? How does the prophecy Du Ze saw play out? Did he really receive that doujinshi by accident, or did someone send it to him on purpose?
There was a leap in quality when he kills off his girlfriend/not-girlfriend's brother, and he and his friends got tormented by the guilt of that knowledge. Unfortunately, more could have been done with this, and this girlfriend's character development is weak and shallow.
They act as her personal spies, making the MC's enemies put forth futile efforts exterminating their own men as they try to figure out who is giving the MC her information. It becomes very hard to keep any gossip or secrets from the MC, lol.