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* DarkerAndEdgier: While appearing to be lighter than the demonic cultivation of MDZS, because this work deals with the divine realm, the theme of the plot is a lot more morally based and examines the lengths to which individuals will go to survive when presented with immortality, whether they themselves be mortal or immortal. The results are unpleasant to say the least.

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*DarkerAndEdgier: While appearing to be lighter than the demonic cultivation of MDZS, because this work deals with the divine realm, the theme of the plot is a lot more morally based and examines the lengths to which individuals will go to survive when presented with immortality, whether they themselves be mortal or immortal. The results are unpleasant to say the least.


** The circumstances of Ruoye's birth. Pei Ming in-universe comments on how useful the spiritual device is and wants to forge one for himself, to which Xie Lian privately thinks he wouldn't if he knew how Ruoye was born [[spoiler: Ruoye is the silk used to bind Xie Lian to the altar while he was stabbed 100 times as well as hanging Xie Lian's parents to death and Xie Lian when he tried to commit suicide.]]

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** The circumstances of Ruoye's birth. Pei Ming in-universe comments on how useful the spiritual device is and wants to forge one for himself, to which Xie Lian privately thinks he wouldn't if he knew how Ruoye was born born. [[spoiler: Ruoye is the silk used to bind Xie Lian to the altar while he was stabbed 100 times as well as hanging Xie Lian's parents to death and Xie Lian when he tried to commit suicide.]]

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** The circumstances of Ruoye's birth. Pei Ming in-universe comments on how useful the spiritual device is and wants to forge one for himself, to which Xie Lian privately thinks he wouldn't if he knew how Ruoye was born [[spoiler: Ruoye is the silk used to bind Xie Lian to the altar while he was stabbed 100 times as well as hanging Xie Lian's parents to death and Xie Lian when he tried to commit suicide.]]


** Xie Lian's awful cooking that only Hua Cheng can eat without having terrible consequences is something PlayedForLaughs throughout the novel. We later find out that Xie Lian's mother due to being royalty was also awful at cooking and [[spoiler: that Xie Lian's cooking wasn't always inedible, making it likely that his current terrible cooking is influenced by remembering his mother's style.]]

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** Xie Lian's awful cooking that only Hua Cheng can eat without having terrible consequences is something PlayedForLaughs throughout the novel. We later find out that Xie Lian's mother due to being royalty was also awful lousy at cooking and [[spoiler: that Xie Lian's cooking wasn't always inedible, making it likely that his current terrible cooking is was subconsciously influenced by remembering his mother's style.]]


* HarsherInHindsight: Early in the novel, upon being questioned by Shi Qingxuan, Hua Cheng reveals that his greatest fear is being unable to do anything but watch the one he loves suffer. Then comes Volume 4, which ''will'' make the reader know exactly how Hua Cheng feels.

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* HarsherInHindsight: Early HarsherInHindsight:
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in the novel, upon being questioned by Shi Qingxuan, Hua Cheng reveals that his greatest fear is being unable to do anything but watch the one he loves suffer. Then comes Volume 4, which ''will'' make the reader know exactly how Hua Cheng feels.
** Xie Lian's awful cooking that only Hua Cheng can eat without having terrible consequences is something PlayedForLaughs throughout the novel. We later find out that Xie Lian's mother due to being royalty was also awful at cooking and [[spoiler: that Xie Lian's cooking wasn't always inedible, making it likely that his current terrible cooking is influenced by remembering his mother's style.]]

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** [=QuanYin=] for Quan Yizhen and Yin Yu.


* IdiosyncraticShipName: [=ShuangXuan=] for Shi Qingxuan and [[spoiler: He Xuan]].

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* IdiosyncraticShipName: IdiosyncraticShipNaming: [=ShuangXuan=] for Shi Qingxuan and [[spoiler: He Xuan]].

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* HarsherInHindsight: Early in the novel, upon being questioned by Shi Qingxuan, Hua Cheng reveals that his greatest fear is being unable to do anything but watch the one he loves suffer. Then comes Volume 4, which ''will'' make the reader know exactly how Hua Cheng feels.
* IdiosyncraticShipName: [=ShuangXuan=] for Shi Qingxuan and [[spoiler: He Xuan]].


* TheWoobie: To summarize, it's hard to find anyone who ''isn't'' this trope.

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* TheWoobie: To summarize, it's hard to find anyone who ''isn't'' this trope.trope, but Xie Lian definitely takes the cake.


* BaseBreakingCharacter: Shi Wudu. Either you sympathize with him for [[spoiler: cursing He Xuan only to save Shi Qingxuan from a life of misfortune]], or you don't. And that's just the beginning of what could be a long debate.

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* BaseBreakingCharacter: Shi Wudu. Either you sympathize with him for [[spoiler: cursing He Xuan only to save Shi Qingxuan from a life of misfortune]], or you don't. And that's just the beginning of what could be a long debate.


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* PortmanteauCoupleName:
** [=HuaLian=] for Hua Cheng and Xie Lian.
** [=FengQing=] for Feng Xin and Mu Qing.


* BaseBreakingCharacter: Shi Wudu. Either you sympathize with him for [[spoiler: cursing He Xuan only to save Shi Qingxuan from a life of misfortune]], or you don't. And that's just the beginning of what could be a long debate .

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* BaseBreakingCharacter: Shi Wudu. Either you sympathize with him for [[spoiler: cursing He Xuan only to save Shi Qingxuan from a life of misfortune]], or you don't. And that's just the beginning of what could be a long debate .debate.


* TheWoobie: If you want the summary, it's hard to find anyone who ''isn't'' this trope.

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* TheWoobie: If you want the summary, To summarize, it's hard to find anyone who ''isn't'' this trope.


* BaseBreakingCharacter: Shi Wudu. Either you sympathize with him for [[spoiler: cursing He Xuan only to save Shi Qingxuan from a life of misfortune]], or you don't. And that's just the beginning.

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* BaseBreakingCharacter: Shi Wudu. Either you sympathize with him for [[spoiler: cursing He Xuan only to save Shi Qingxuan from a life of misfortune]], or you don't. And that's just the beginning.beginning of what could be a long debate .

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* BaseBreakingCharacter: Shi Wudu. Either you sympathize with him for [[spoiler: cursing He Xuan only to save Shi Qingxuan from a life of misfortune]], or you don't. And that's just the beginning.
* LoveToHate: Qi Rong.
* TheWoobie: If you want the summary, it's hard to find anyone who ''isn't'' this trope.
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