Versatile Mage

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He woke up in a familiar world that had vastly changed.

His familiar school had become a mystical school that teaches magic, encouraging everyone to become a mighty magician.

Outside the city, many wandering magical beasts and monsters attacked and preyed on humans.

His world of advanced science changed into one that praised magic. Despite this, his ambition in life, and his social status remained the same; one of the dregs of the society with a struggling father and a disabled step sister that couldn’t walk.

However, Mo Fan found that when most people could only practice a single major element of magic, he was a Versatile Mage!

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Quanzhi Fashi
Toàn Chức Pháp Sư
全职法师
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nwms8
nwms8 rated it
March 5, 2016
Status: --
I stopped reading this at chapter 40. There are a couple of reasons, but the main one is that I don't like the MC. Here is the setting:

MC came to new world, full of magic. His family is being suppressed by a local noble's. MC has a magic pendant and access to more magic than other people. Proceeds to act like a retard. There is no thought process involved, no real character development. His decisions don't come from any thought out plan, he just makes some random decisions and plot... more>> armor makes things go his way. Even the girls who are interested in him comes from plot armor and not from interactions. You don't see the budding romance between them, things are established as fact and I just can't feel for the characters.

The characters are from the country, so I believe the author tried to put in an accent but perhaps the translators didn't do well in translating the dialogue but the direction doesn't work well and the plot is sort of a jumbled mess. Would not recommend.

3/5 World building.
1/5 Character development
1/5 Character dialogue
2/5 Plot.
1/5 MC Charisma - I just think he's a total idiot. Would not want to read more about him.
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Especially after he totally insults the lord of the MU family in front of everyone putting a huge target on his back. What an idiot.

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Blackrabbit0634
Blackrabbit0634 rated it
June 23, 2017
Status: c221
I have to say I'm pretty disappointed with this one. This review will be more of a venting my frustration so please forgive me.

At the start there were a lot of things I want to comment about like the advanced science turning into advanced magic, like seriously? Just one or two spells for the primary stage of element makes the world advanced? What happened to the guns, missiles, nukes were taken out of the picture just because of magic? I mean there are still a lot of ordinary citizens that... more>> are not mages so there should atleast be a group of people trying to advance or counterbalance magic with science I mean even low-ranked magicians should strive for this because in the earlier chapters during the enrollment there were even someone saying wanting to suicide because of the awakened elemnet. (I mean atleast something similar to that one novel/anime Irregular at Magic Highschool)

Also there are a lot of time skip to progress the story I mean I know its CN with cultivation that takes months to years of cultivation but for me it doesn't work that well. I remember there was a part stating that magic reinforce the body but not the IQ & memory. There was one chapter were the MC was doing his 2nd awakening and there was a time-skip of 1 year and guess what the examiner who saw MC for just a few minutes was able to remember the MCs face when he saw him again. I can understand if you remember the name but the face?. Also during the time-skips I always wonder what happens to his step-sister, father, etc.. The story is too focused on the MC and all the side characters are just there to make the MC look stronger. As for MC relationships just keep on dreaming. The MC had a childhood sweetheart they also tried to elope I think this was before & after he crossed the world as it happened when they were 13 years old (i think this was the tragedy they keep on saying) yet afterwards the MC was like "Are we close? But if want you can be part of my harem attitude" & didn't even try to make any effort get close again. Even after
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the Bo City disaster he didn't try to contact her to tell her he's ok or anything he didn't even try to get to the same university as her. As for the Teacher Tang Yue after taking care of his mess about the magical artifact, receiving lots of tomes worth millions, then he just kept on taking advantage of her even when she was in danger, then finally it just ends up him s*xually harassing her to make a forced relationship, and the MC still acts like a victim and still expect more advantages from her, now that is what I call a thick-skinned MC.

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Also somehow it's really annoying how a lot of side characters keeps on dying. I know it makes it more realistic but at the same time it makes the MC a lot more stupid. The final thing that made me drop this was when the same thunder-guy from Bo City (forgot his name) just to make it more miserably for him his entire family was killed all except for him, and then he was captured by the MCs enemies and he was drugged/converted by the Black Church and him ending up killing his girlfriend wow the author must really hate this guy he didn't even standout or find trouble with the MC

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I dropped this because I feel like things like this will keep on happening.

For the cultivation aspect I find it hard to understand. (I would call the stage/boundary/realm as tier) I mean I know there was tiers & skills tiers doesn't relate to cultivation tiers, but maybe because I was skimming for the info dumps I have no idea of the boundaries for advancing to the next tier.. And I don't really get how much stronger each tier is. And like any other CN novel a bunch of old dudes in the first city is like a god and going to the next city it turned out that he was just an ant that even those the same age of the MC can kill him effortlessly. Isn't it annoying how they keep on repeating the MC is such a genius then after moving on there were more geniuses like him. I would like to ask a solemn question about this novel, is the internet also removed from the advancement of science. Can't keep up with the news? They have mobile phones but no internet, how terrible of a modern world is that, people there need to learn to adapt like those in "Cultivation Chat Group" even cultivators adapt through advancement of technologies even when they can move mountains/planets.

All in all what really disappoint me is the attitude of the MC, he is a fillial son (His father sacrificed a lot for him then MC just gave him money because he knows his father can take care of himself), caring brother (Yup, just call a few times a week, then neglect her for weeks, months, help her a few times and from his actions its like his expecting incest, we'll not really I guess because they are not related by blood), a good friend (yeah like that the one he saved but let others friend die just because they are not his friend, then afterward he would only call them when he needs them), will probably be a good lover (yup he's a pervert, though he said he was not a gigolo from his relationship with his teacher I would not think twice that he's a gigolo). He is an upright citizen (Yup, stealing magical artifact and let a teacher deal with it, steal the holy spring and blame it on the situation, take advantage of others and still feel no shame about it, take others cultivation resources and justified that he is poor and needs it more than them, made enemies and let others take the misfortune.)

And also the atmosphere of the story is really weird for me as sometimes I keep forgetting the setting that it was set on a modern society as like the characters act like ancient people. <<less
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grandplex
grandplex rated it
March 14, 2016
Status: --
Definitely not a 4+ worthy series. There is extremely thin character development, lots of plot holes, to the point where you cannot empathize with what the MC is doing, he just looks like an idiot more than half the time. There is attempted humor many times, which all falls flat. The world building is weak, it just says some elements are strong, while others are weak, with no explanation, as the story develops, it doesn’t become any clearer. Somewhat related, the translation is fairly bad, it is basically a machine... more>> translation with correct formatting.

It isn’t to the point where I would consider it one of the worst series out there, as it at least is keeping up a decent pace of weak to strong and avoids some of the absolute worst mistakes that pop-up in some fairly bad Chinese light novels, such as extreme racism towards a certain island nation, but this should probably have an overall score around the low 3’s, which is within the range where it is barely worth a read, to some people (anything below a 3 average rating I would consider trash level where no one should even bother reading it). <<less
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KimiKazoo
KimiKazoo rated it
April 12, 2018
Status: c2000
Please read this before dropping. I read all the way up to 2000 chapters. I think I got a pretty good glimpse at the story.

This novel picks up really slow and gets REALLY good around 150 chapters. If you can't stand the beginning just go watch the anime season 1-2 and then start reading the novel (in Chinese if you can) around 150 chapters. That's when the story really starts. Believe me, I am extremely picky and dropped more than 90% of the popular novels translated here (only really... more>> like the good ones like I Shall Seal the Heaven).

The MC appears perverted, cocky, shameless, gutless, and annoying initially, but that isn't really his entire personality. That is the image that he shows around up to 80 chapters, but from 80-150 something happens that makes him show more sides of his personality and perhaps changed him in some ways forever. Don't get me wrong, some aspects of his personality remains, but it actual becomes comedic after you know his full personality.

Let me demonstrate his personality with a spoiler... read at your own risk

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Around chapter 80-150, MC's hometown gets utterly destroyed. He appeared nonchalant and unfazed for the most part, but is actually deeply affected by this. At some point down the line, when the MC is way way stronger, he tried to protect another city and said something like "Let me protect this city with all that I have. And let me imagine the city behind me as the city that I once failed to save due to my weakness. Give me another chance to protect what is important to me." I think that shows a lot.

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Overall, the MC is actually really brave and really selfless. He denies this and acts like he don't care, but he is someone who will step in the front line for people/things he really cares about. He is also very smart and ruthless when he needs to be. He doesn't get tricked much and mostly does the tricking. He is also ruthless and will kill those who intend to harm him. Therefore, not a brainless good guy.

He also acts perverted with females, but he's got only two girls at the end (the ones that he started off with) and no one else. So despite the harem, he is an actual loyal guy. Also love is really not the main focus in this story and you barely see the girls and there is very slow development. The MC is more concerned with his own growth and what he needs to do.

Lastly, this story can get repetitive in some ways, but if you are someone who loves a MC who shocks other people with his powers and someone who loves a MC who fights for his own belief and actually receives gratitude (not the purpose of his actions, he only acts for himself), this is the story for you. I love these things and it makes my blood boil when I read. <<less
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ArgosYesu
ArgosYesu rated it
March 14, 2016
Status: --
Ai... while the premise was nice, the delivery was kinda subpar. Our main character is too caught up in trying to hide his skills so that he can reveal them explosively later in life. Magic system seems kinda limited in scope and quite boring. MC’s advantages are meh.

Characters are weak. Only one I really like is that wind mage best friend who’s called Monkey. Dunno why. More badass than the MC for sure.

Story sometimes doesn’t know if it’s a mage story or an ecchi story. When the female teacher... more>> was introduced, it became a bit agonizing to continue.

Far too many League of Legend references.

While the story says all modern appliances have basically be replaced with magic... how? No expansion on this idea which makes it confusing.

How the hell is Thomas Edison known for discovering Light Magic? Why didn’t he discover LIGHTNING magic as fuel for lightbulbs instead? Using magic stones to replace electrical appliances seems kinda...

I dunno, but I’m kinda tired of Lightning being the ultimate element in chinese stories... <<less
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Melfer
Melfer rated it
March 3, 2016
Status: --
So far 14 chapters and I must admit it’s pretty bad. The author keeps trying to be funny but it’s not, he’s so busy trying to be funny that he’s just throwing in random sh*t into the novel without decent explanations or contradicts himself. And sorry but having 2 out of 7 elements being water and ice is just dumb.
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MxxDeath
MxxDeath rated it
May 27, 2018
Status: c2438
This is my favourite novel of all times. A simple cultivation system. A magic object that is relevant through out the entire story. Closed off world meaning there is no higher realms (it is just earth and the countries and locations on earth nothing more) you understand the scoop of everything. Characters are recurring and are given relevant subtext to be part of the story later on. Characters are not forgotten. The author ensures there is little receptiveness in terms of overall story and cliche things are always given... more>> a unique twist to them if there ever is.

NB : the first 150 chapters are slow and boring and are only usefull for cultivation info and a few character names, dont worry about personality they all change and given more depth after ch150

Spoiler

The two small villains in the first episode of the anime, Mu He turns out to be a big villain who gets kill for letting the MC attend Magic High School, The other one Mu Bai turn into a stable and loyal sidekick of the main character

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There are side stories that are not left behind and explored more has the story progress

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Ling ling and her farther death, The Zhou family power struggle, The Parthenon Temple power struggle and few more miner ones

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The MC does not win is a cliche way but in a way that makes you feel the the price was not worth the cost

You get to read about side characters fights and stories even if the MC is not around

The story progress in real time has there is no time skip more long the three mounts. Most people by age 80 are considered ancient and core of the organisation

The is clans and no sects. When you kill people the back round power behind them does not go for all out revenge

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There is only five cultivation levels (entry, middle, high, ultra/super, forbidden) other characters progress with the MC and are not left behind

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It has real world competitions such derby days, World Cup, U.S open. It has real land marks like the tower of liberty the ancient pyramids in Egypt and geographically accurate, The novel progressing is actuals real world based

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Starts off is small town then goes to the big city the national area then international

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The main villain are kept from early on and expanded has the story progresses and their leaders consider the MC a problem from early on and don't underestimate him <<less
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HesheFell
HesheFell rated it
January 16, 2016
Status: c100
Updating this review. I'm up to c100 and I'm not sure what to think. MC is supposed to be a genius but I can't see where he is very smart. He is a hot head, who makes rash decisions but overall, with a character that is neither unique or interesting. Other characters are equally generic and uninteresting. Because the author made the characters 95% of the story. What you get is a unique setting and concept ultimately dumbed down by uninterestin g and random dramatics the further you go. Even... more>> so, it's not the worst thing I've read. Just sub par. I put this on hold because it's still readable nonetheless. <<less
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lordofthebooty
lordofthebooty rated it
January 10, 2018
Status: c55
The start was so good, but it just proceeds to go downhill from a stupid MC. It makes absolutely no sense for a person with a dual element (lightning +fire) to even hide his skills. He could have EASILY been accepted into an amazing school, protected by powerful figures, moved dad and his little sister to a better city and his little enemies in this little city would not have been able to do anything, just wait to die.

No, MC proceeds to just disguise his lightning element and sticks with... more>> fire in public, which gets quite annoying. Why does he even have a damn lightning element if he is not going to use it? Oh, let's just secretly save it for a few years down the line when I become stronger and can suppress those small family Mu bullies.

If you want to read a novel that is short in chapters and ends up just frustrating you, go ahead. <<less
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yellingbrian2
yellingbrian2 rated it
September 20, 2017
Status: v21
This is a hilarious novel, and I'm glad I spent a night reading it!

You just have to come in with the mindset that the novel is a half-decent Chines Xeon. And take a shot every-time the author add "magic" to a generic word! "Magic academy" "Magic final exam" "Magic History" and "Magic Geography" :P

I felt even a little sympathy for the main character, with his family situation and all. But the novelty of the world switch, with everyone going "what fantasy books have you been reading! Literature and Math don't... more>> exist only Magic"

10/10 glad I read! <<less
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jaybirdmcfee
jaybirdmcfee rated it
August 11, 2017
Status: c711
Quite frankly, folks who have given this novel a low rating are missing out. It picks up kind of slow... but future chapters get a lot juicer (I'm on 711). There's plenty of well written foreshadowing, surprise twists, heart wrenching tragedies, and exciting battles to keep the reader interested. There are chapters that have made me cry grown-ass-man-tears.... So I think the character development is just fine.

I think the author is growing with his/her story, and if you can stick through the boring parts it becomes well worth the time... more>> taken to read.

Edit: Removed are star, I still like the series but I now feel that the author might be backpedaling to his/her bad writing habits. That being said I still like the story.

p.s. : Yes the MC is kind of an idiot, but the people around him aren't.

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gonkey
gonkey rated it
July 3, 2018
Status: c157
It was the first novel i've ever read (before someone began to retake the traduction). It is a pretty good story I love how the magic works. The MC is pretty cool, two sided between arrogant and ultra protector (with his sister and the person he loves). I agree that it is a little bit slow at the beggining but it begin to be more and more interesting. I want to read more but the problem is the slow and not regular traduction. Of course I'm really grateful to the... more>> translator because without them we would'nt be able to read this story but maybe would it better to take a steady pace and deliver a chapter every week at the same time so we would'nt wait and check everyday if a chapter came out but we'll just know that a new chapter came out every monday.

Thank you again for the translation and have a great time reading it. <<less
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Overclock
Overclock rated it
May 23, 2018
Status: c1
With its 3.4 rating and some bad reviews I thought this novel was trash, but I'm glad to be proven wrong.

Has some cultivation clichés, but has a lot of good parts and MC isn't a sociopath or hypocritical tyrant like a lot of Chinese novel protagonist are. MC is a interesting take on a confident protagonist as well. The elemental system of magic seems off at first by how biased it is, but as one review informed me it all balances out eventually.

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And why so many reviews about water and ice magic being different is strange. Has no one seen a novel, game, or anime where that happens? Ice is usually seen as an advance level of water magic or fusion of like water and wind, so why be bothered? It's stupid.

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TheGamingNerd
TheGamingNerd rated it
July 7, 2017
Status: c119
DICLAIMER: I DONT WANNA BAD MOUTH THE AUTHOR THAT WROTE THIS BECAUSE HE WROTE IT WITH A LOT OF INTERESTING IDEAS AND TROUBLE
Disappointed with this light novel even though its my first review I'm so disappointed the anime was good even though the fights where a... more>> little unrealistic (it was slow to hit the monsters fall after 3 seconds of waiting) but the light novel just ruined everything the anime was good and even though it wasn't translated by prof. Translator and it was fansubbed I wanna say the light novel was stupid af the plot is slow there was no titles what so ever that I couldn't find where is the continuation after the anime was well this light novel goes straight to the garbage

  • *There was bad plot
  • *Slow pace (that I dislike)
  • Its different than the rest magic/fantasy novels that are send to another world after death and get op skills or abilities but why would you need magic in the 21st century ? e.g 10 fireballs are 1 anti tank missile like bro
  • The main character in my opinion was weak af there was no op magician at the start and even if he progress fast I like main characters that turn the tables around with the rage inside them and awaken mighty powers even though he got lighting so? what lighting ? get ice and freeze humans they will suffocate... thats why I think lighting is weak except its penetrating powers and ice well ice got ruined if its only for sealing why cant a monster suffocate lol god thats normal humans animals plants need oxygen to survive... lighting is only for attacking main character is weak to defense
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Eldau
Eldau rated it
March 6, 2016
Status: --
Pretty good story at the latest read chapter of 40. It's like a xianxia with limited (fixed) cultivation in a 'modern' setting, where magicians (cultivators) have a star (single element) they can cultivate in order to grow in strength (physical and magical) and use more advanced magic within their cultivated element. Currently not much more than this is explained in the way of the magicians, so it can be hard to grasp what the actual pinnacle of strength is.
The protagonist does get away with just a bit too much... more>> in terms of his arrogance due to the world being set up with a protection for the younger generations, and strength is more or less equal to time cultivated (and talent, but mostly time cultivated), which seems to be the defining trait of magical strength. In other words, the MC is too arrogant for his strength and he isn't being directly tested (combat) yet, so he is in a way being let to run loose.

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No real combat, not counting him trying elementary magic on some 'bullies' in Chapter 16'ish, but it should pick up in the next couple of chapters as it is set up for them to gain combat experience.

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It does contain some weird expressions (Cursing and internet slang) which also takes getting used to if you expect it to be similar to a xianxia.

TL:DR: Nice 'modern' setting world, but MC isn't properly tested in terms of his strength so it feels a bit unbalanced. <<less
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kre5o
kre5o rated it
February 6, 2016
Status: --
This story has so much potential to be great. But somehow I get all confused with names. I read the whole chapter and didn't really knew what I read. I have to reread it and that happens only if the story is inconsistent.
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Ron2099
Ron2099 rated it
July 21, 2018
Status: c160
The story is awesome and interesting. The characters are incredibly realistic and interesting. They are times when the MC may seem OP but he always faces a threat which shows he still has much to learn. I will recommend this to anyone
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Arch-Cody
Arch-Cody rated it
June 22, 2018
Status: c155
This is an excellent series love reading it online and eagerly await release of each chapter only bad at time of written this is slowish releases oh the wating this easily one of the best web novels read/reading to date and read at least bit of all currently available.

Tried give 4 and half to max star's for this excellent and exciting series as only bad really is badly written attempts at romances thankfully not much in series at this time. (Most web novels do them badly)

Charcters - nicely written... more>> and a interesting enough but best stay with MC as does.

Magic/cultivation.- Really nicely done and thought out it's even original way done which in self is nice and rare touch.

Story. = Most time exciting fun and interesting read keeps you wanting more and it's not predictable which is always nice and good to read. (As lot offers after while get same old same old and very predictable.)

Only bad thing at this time is awating for next chapter as can be awhile unfortunately. <<less
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Fan2zz
Fan2zz rated it
May 2, 2018
Status: c133
A great novel like many that gets overlooked very easily due to starting up slow. Has some bad reviews, but I can guarantee those talking about the elemental system of magic aren't worth listening to.

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There is a elemental system to the magic and the type that is the most popular is lightning. And not all magic is viewed as equal/balanced at the start and will only balance out on the higher tiers. Lightning is viewed as domineering because it's extremely fast, can bypass magic defense items, and paralyzes the enemy, thus making lightning mages very much sought out by monster hunters. Lightning is also very rare (You can't just study and learn a element, requiring great resources to purposely awaken a desired element), so any mage who can use lightning can write their own ticket in life, being able to join strong teams and clans even at the most basic level of skill.

Fire is also another popular element as it has high destructive power. And as to why Fire would be desired more than water even with its bad affinity with Water is because at the low tier stage of magic besides lightning, fire is the only other element with strong options at damaging your enemy.

And light element can't heal as one review tries to suggest. It has no offense abilities at low tier, only support. Healing is White Element.

Water and Ice being separate elements is fine and isn't rare in novels and games. Water is defense based while ice has a lot of versatility.

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Kalione
Kalione
November 6, 2017
Status: --
What to say about this thing... It can't even be categorized in the same realm of the successful Cnovels.

It's just plain terrible. I don't understand how the translators have the commitment to go through the chapters disguised as torture devices.

First of all, I don't really care if the novel is following common plot devices. A good author is the kind of person that is able to rebuild a old cliche into something refreshing... Or at least make it believable.

The beginning was not good. The MC is an asshole, I don't... more>> feel it's strange that so many people hate him or look down on him. Reading his povs made me hate him. His actions do not make sense. Not only that but it feels like the author is trying to brainwashing us into believing that he is the real underdog.

Like, no. He is not an underdog. In the current world he lives there is no reason to hide his talents, when the Mu family won't even see him as a threat despite his magic power- which he just had awoken. If the MC is so dumb, please don't put much faith in the IQ level of the other characters.

Dropped at 20 characters. I'm not going to rate this novel for the sake of the translators but consider yourself warned. <<less
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