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The smartest university student to ever graduate from Daxia University's Department of Political History, Mu Siyun, enlists in Beiyang's Fleet on a whim and somehow becomes the Fleet Admiral. Knowing fully well how the world works and how the rich dominate the poor, Mu Siyun seeks to defy the heavens and bring order and hope back to the universe by scheming against his enemies.

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  • The Alliance: An evil version. Several fleets, warlords and dynasties join the Dragon Slayer Alliance against Siyun. Which is most likely what he wanted to draw them into the open. The forces and resources they possess indicate that they had been planning to betray Daxia for decades. Siyun antagonizing them was just an excuse to do what they had wanted to do all that time.
  • Always Chaotic Evil: It becomes clear that most of Ditu's soldiers are traitors who defected from Daxia so they wouldn't be bound by things like law, morals or basic human decency.
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  • Always Second Best: More like Fourth Best, but Jukun Fleet decides to secretly ally with Dragon Slayer alliance because they're envious of the Three Fleets of Daxia.
  • And There Was Much Rejoicing: When Siyun goes missing after the assassination attempt from Rain Master, the Dragon Slayer Alliance throws a party during the funerary celebrations.
  • Animal Eyes: Ding Yuan has pupils that resemble a cat.
  • Anthropomorphic Personification: Siyun sent to help Three-Legged Crow at Immortal Cloud Planet, a puppet who is the manifestation of Beiyangs main planet cannons. It looks like a young Siyun with a low coefficient.
  • Artistic License – Physics: All over the place. The most horrendous is Dragon Empress dragging the leader of the "Justice Council" out of a space station and to Merak's surface in two seconds without burning him up in the atmosphere or turning his internal organs to salsa!
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  • Art Shift: Every time a character gets overly emotional, said character becomes "chibified."
  • Attack Animal: Chapter 142 reveals that Doggie knows kungfu. He's so strong that he singlehandedly takes out the forces aboard Merak's Crown Prince's ship and apprehends him.
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: While there are a few members of royalty that are good people like Merak's seventh prince or Pleiades first princess, a whole lot more are racist, classist bastards who have no problem killing millions of people so their whims are satisfied.
  • Armor-Piercing Slap: Siyun gives one to his materialistic ex-girlfriend Shufen after she yells he ruined her chances of becoming the wife of a Prince (who was clearly an abusive asshole). After slapping her he tells her she should find an honest way of living rather than selling herself like an animal to get luxuries.
    • She gets one from the Evil Prince she planned to marry purely to fatten her bank account, because she egged him on to attack her ex, Siyun, before telling him who the guy was, since she is still somehow unaware that Mu Siyun is the Beyang Fleet Admiral. Oops.
  • Asshole Victim: Zhang Ergou and his father are both arrogant, corrupt, and stupid men who feel nothing for sending waves of women to their deaths for their pride. People are more disgusted with the way they died than the fact they're dead. They are the first of many vile people who earn Siyun's ire.
  • The Atoner: Siyun calls himself a sinner and seeks to make amends to all those who are supposed to be under his care and protection but he fails to save everyone before his plan was in place to take down the corrupt planet lord of Kangjin planet. He prostrates before them in furthance of his apology.
  • Awful Wedded Life: Himiko's marriage is not a happy one. Her husband is an unfaithful jerk who is never around. Her stepson also doesn't respect her or see her as his mother, though even he feels sympathetic to her about his father's infidelity (since his father also cheated on the guy's birth mother). Which is why he doesn't care when he mistakenly thinks Himiko is also cheating with Siyun — he outright tells her she shouldn't stay loyal to his asshole father.
  • Bad Boss: The leaders of Dragon Slayer alliance treat their mooks horribly. Death in battle, or by their hands. And that's on a good day.
  • BFS: Siyun creates one several miles long using the entire iron core of a moon, dropping it on Immortal Cloud Planet.
  • Beauty Equals Goodness: It's pretty easy to tell who's going to be sympathetic to Siyun and who's going to be a jerk or oppose him in some way- all the ones trying to kill him or make the world worse are in some way ugly, with exaggerated features, showing signs of age, or oddly shaped mouths.
  • Being Good Sucks: As Siyun is being broken down and rebuilt a second time, he ponders why he should be fighting when good people live short lives full of suffering, while evil people, like Dragon Slayer Alliance live long and pleasant lives. He regains his resolve when he remembers Ding Yuan's life story, and how she never gives up in any adversity.
  • Beleaguered Assistant: Immortal Godmother's second-in-command is exasperated by Immortal Godmother repeatedly prioritizing her feelings for Siyun over her job as a fleet admiral.
  • Berserk Button: You can flaunt your wealth all you want in front of Siyun and he won't bother you, but hit women or threaten civilians in his presence and you're in for a world of pain.
  • Beware the Nice Ones:
    • Just because Siyun is a nice guy most of the time, it doesn't mean he won't rip your guts out if he decides you don't deserve to live.
    • Zhen Yuan might be most of the time very peaceful, but when driven far enough, you will get to know why Shuras can be considered a One-Man Army.
  • Black and White Morality: Even with Siyun's Pay Evil unto Evil philosophy, he and most of his allies are good people trying to make their way into the world, while the villains are irredeemable human trash that no one will miss.
  • Blood from the Mouth: Played for Laughs. Immortal Godmother's second-in-command coughs so much blood from her superior's antics with Siyun she faints from blood loss.
    • Five Fleet admirals cough blood in shock when Xiao Pao reveals on live stream to the entire universe she knows they were planning to betray Daxia and join the Dragon Slayer Alliance.
  • Bodyguard Babes: Dragon Empress is left as bodyguard for Merak's youngest prince.
  • Bomb Throwing Anarchist: The Justice Council want to destroy all aristocracy, regardless if they're actually bad people or not. They don't even have issues harming children if they're royalty. Hypocritically, they are willing to work with other aristocrats and royalty to do so.
  • Boomerang Bigot: Huang Pi, the Yellow-Skinned Wolf from Three-Legged Crow fleet calls Shura livestock, even though she's half-Shura herself.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: In chapter 269, it's revealed that not all members of Dragon Slayer Alliance are willing. The patriarch of the Qin family murdered his sister in front of a Monk from the Divine race, so said monk would be heartbroken, and then proceeds to force-feed the Qin family's fantastic drug to him so that he'll become a psychotic killer with no ego or will of his own. Even in the present (Chapter 274), said "fallen monk" is still hooked on the drug, downing multiple vials at a time.
  • Brick Joke: Professor Wuneng says he'll lick Ding Yuan's feet if they somehow take over Insect Queen planet. Several chapters later Ding Yuan makes him do just that.
  • Bullet Catch: Siyun does this to protect Golden Hamster from being shot at. He catches a lot with his teeth.
  • Bullying a Dragon:
    • Even when it's clear Siyun doesn't fear retaliation, Zhang keeps insulting him and the soldiers who died, even when Siyun authorized one of the girls to kill his crony. His old man makes the same mistake, thinking he can get away with treating soldiers as cannon fodder. Siyun proceeds to kill father and son in front of the entire universe in a gruesome way.
    • Anyone who tries to bully or kill Siyun is basically asking for broken teeth, limbs or gruesome death, depending on the offense and insistence.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer:
    • The Immortal Godmother, considered the strongest of the five Heaven tier Angels, is also a slightly clumsy, Daoist, Occidental Otaku.
    • According to Siyun, the more powerful an Angel becomes, the quirkier they get, since more of their brains becomes dedicated to fight.
  • The Caligula: Xiao Jinku, Lord of Kangjin, is a warlord that has turned an entire planet into his personal fiefdom, where there's indefinite martial law and gamblers can bet who lives and who is devoured by Copper Mouth.
  • Card-Carrying Villain:
    • Man-Eating Eagle doesn't even bother to pretend he fights for a greater cause, openly admitting he's a treacherous self-centered sociopath who revels in killing innocent people.
    • Angel-Slaying Eagle is the same, an Ax-Crazy sword wielding madman obsessed with killing strong Angels. He even claims to have killed his own family.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Remember that waitress Xiao Lu that served Siyun while in Merak? Turns out she's the daughter of a planet lord.
  • A Child Shall Lead Them: The Pleiades emperor is only ten years old, which is why his step-mother the Dowager Empress intended to get rid of him.
  • Chrome Champion: The Divine Metal race are humanoids with golden skin capable of withstanding bullets.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Ding Yuan is none too pleased to know Siyun is going to meet another girl.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: The Jukun soldiers, off screen, capture and torture weapons factories owned by the Three-Legged Crow and use the Lingchi technique on the civilians working there to get them to talk.
  • Contrived Coincidence: Siyun sneaks into the a TV show production to speak with Xiao Lu, aka Ningshuang Lu, daughter of planet's Shenshui's lord. He needs her to set up a meeting with her mother, when her mother walks up to see her at work as well.
  • Cool Big Sis: Ding Yuan is this for the entire fleet girls.
  • Crapsack World: Even when there's enough resources for the entire human race, poverty is rampant on some planets, military sees soldiers as disposable pawns, and warlords can turn entire planets into their personal fiefs.
  • Crime of Self-Defense: Whenever Siyun and Beiyang defend themselves from one asshole or the other, the asshole always try to make it as if Beiyang started the conflict and are justified to eliminate them, despite being clear as daylight those are Blatant Lies. Beiyang responds by annihilating them into little pieces.
  • Cruel Mercy: Instead of executing Jukun fleet soldiers who committed war crimes, Xiao Pao and Senggelinqin simply crushed their balls with a brick.
  • Dare to Be Badass: Siyun does this to the Shura slaves in chapter 102, asking them to learn from Zhao's example and join him as he brings down the slavers. He does it again with the rest of the Shura, asking them if they are people or livestock.
  • Death of a Thousand Cuts: Some of the Jukun Fleet's victims in captured Daxia territory are subjected to the Lingchi technique, where they have parts of their flesh cut off in a slow and meticulous fashion.
  • Denied Food as Punishment: Whenever Ding Yuan suggests something overtly violent, Siyun punishes her by denying her either her favorite pork dish or alcohol.
  • Detachment Combat: Planet Lord Shensui Lu Shuiyuan in her battle form can split off her lower body and convert it into an robotic Attack Animal.
  • Dirty Coward: A lot of the antagonists fit the bill. They are full of bluster when hiding behind armies of robots and using remote body combat puppets, but piss themselves in fear begging for mercy when all of that fails to save them from Beiyang.
  • Dirty Kid: The battle puppet made from Beiyang's main cannons sent to join Three-Legged Crow by Siyun looks like Siyun as a middle schooler. The puppet also has a pretty dirty mind — a lot of his dialogue with the Three-Legged Crow Angels consists of innuendo, double entendres, and perverted requests. Siyun blames this on the fact that he only devoted about 5% of his brain processing power to create the battle puppet.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Ding Yuan has a habit of wanting to inflict severe physical harm or even death for personal insults, whether they are directed at her or Siyun. Siyun always stops her before it gets too far.
  • Deadly Euphemism: "Painting" involves using the body of an asshole as brush and the blood and guts as paint across the floor.
  • The Dog Bites Back: What Siyun motivates the girls into doing against their corrupt supervisors. Since the supervisors keep kicking, the girls bite back even harder.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: The moon selling Shura slaves isn't just a slave market. It's a concentration camp with giant gas chambers.
    • Siyun broadcasts a soap commercial, with Specialist Bao as one of the "actors" in the shower, surrounded by angry Shura, and he drops his soap before yelling "HELP!"
  • Double Standard: Especially in the early chapters, but still continuing to the present. The planet lords, and various nobilities that would later become "Dragon Slayer Alliance" run rampant in civilian areas killing by the millions, as well as commit all sorts of atrocity and corruption? (Shrug) "That's simply the cost of war." Mu Siyun becomes Fleet Admiral of Beiyang and dares to defend himself against their blatantly obvious villainy? "FASCIST! TYRANT! PSYCHOTIC DICTATOR! TRAITOR TO HUMANITY!" Even in the current time (Chapter 256), Beiyang and Dragon Slayer Alliance are considered morally equivalent by the majority of the press, despite the fact that Dragon Slayer Alliance openly boasts of feeding civilians and unarmed refugees to their war machine and routinely starts open conflict in civilian areas. This seems to be a symptom of the classism that is endemic to the setting — Siyun was born a commoner and thus is acting above his station even though his official position as Fleet Admiral marks him as one of the most powerful authorities in the setting.
  • Dramatic Irony:
    • Zu Zi is a great fan of Himiko, but doesn't know his stepmother whom he ignores is the same person.
    • An arrogant second gen thinks he can get away with anything because the ones he tries to bully look poor, not knowing those people are the Heaven Defying Dragon and the Immortal Goddess, which could easily kill him and his entire family for speaking out of turn.
  • Due to the Dead:
    • Ding Yuan uses cigarettes as a replacement for incense (since its too expensive) to honor those who died in battle.
    • Subverted with Zhang and his father. Their bodies are tossed into outer space instead.
  • Dumb Muscle: The puppet sent by Siyun to help Three-Legged Crow has a rather low brain processing, but that's only relatively. It can still make complex calculations and hack a fleet with enough time.
  • Embarrassing Nickname:
    • Ding Yuan calls Professor Xing Wuneng "Professor Sexual Impotence", which is a pun of his name.
    • Laosan calls Xiong Fengshan "Hamster face" because of his Asian Buck Teeth.
  • Evil Is Petty: Zhang Ergou refuses to send reinforcements or allow a retreat, letting hundreds of soldiers to die at Insect Queen, just to spite Ding Yuan for destroying his car, accidentally, when attacked by Himiko in her Angel persona.
    • Princess Qin Yan asks her new fiancée (a Ditu Prince) to send his Jukun goons to kill Youye because she was wearing the same outfit as Xiao Lu (and she's a non-human wearing traditional clothes).
  • The Evil Prince:
    • Not only Merak's Crown Prince tries to kill his youngest brother for being more popular than him, he's in cahoots with Yihuo to reject the abolition of slavery.
    • Yijuo's many sons are just as evil and corrupt as he is. They will kill anyone who gets in their way, believing they always have the moral high ground to murder people as they supposedly fight for humanity and humanity's enemies must die, so their enemies are enemies of humanity who must die. Man-Eating Eagle claims that none of the Princes actually love their father and would gladly assassinate him to take the throne if given the chance.
  • Everyone Has Standards:
    • While Professor Wuneng may dislike Siyun and is against fighting, he can't stand Bao lambasting the Angels and say that they should get rid of them and replace them with puppets and slaves.
    • Xiong Fengshan might be a slimy Snake Oil Salesman, but he greatly dislikes the atrocities Jukun fleet intends to commit on Megrez.
  • Exact Words: The patriarch of the Qin family, the leader and founder of Dragon Slayer Alliance, promises a great deal on camera that sounds great, on paper, and without proper context, like peaceful resolution of the war his alliance started, and ending the suffering of the commoners, who are being crushed by the villainy of his own people, being forced to fight for every scrap of food. What he doesn't show the camera is that the people he personally rules over are turned to fertilizer for his Silver Moon Flowers, so he can then process those flowers into a Fantastic Drug. Well, dead people don't have needs and aren't fighting over scraps, right? Only Zi Zu is fooled.
  • Eyepatch of Power: Huang Pi, the Yellow-Skinned Wolf wears one over her right eye.
  • Faceless Mooks: All the low-rank soldiers belonging to antagonistic factions wear "metal" armor that completely conceals their facial features and body hair.
  • Faking the Dead: Siyun pulls this off by apparently sacrificing himself to save the Shura slaves from Yihuo Planet's destruction. Yihuo Planet Lord and others get overconfident in the wake of his "death" and form the "Dragonslayer Alliance". Then it turns out that the "Siyun" who died on Yihuo Planet was actually a remote body. The real Siyun had spent the past two weeks chilling on Merak Planet and becoming a regular at a little cafe. As a result, Yihuo Planet Lord destroyed his own planet for nothing and all of Siyun's enemies have revealed themselves.
  • False Reassurance: After taking prisoner one of Yihuo's sons, he tells him not to worry, Beiyang will take good care of him. He then leaves him at the tender mercies of some Shura that look very pissed.
  • Fantastic Drug: The extract produced from refining "Silver Moon Flower" is highly addictive, each vial requires thousands of flowers, and each flower requires "fertilizer" produced from tens of millions of people.
  • Fantastic Racism: Despite Shura being just as intelligent as humans, because of their status as a Slave Race, people treat them like livestock.
    • Every sentient non-human race seen so far has suffered from discrimination and sometimes downright extermination for fun. At best they're seen as second-class citizens.
    • The only exception seems to be the Rain Master Race, who submitted themselves to the Holy Race and went into hiding after humanity won. Now they intend to overthrow humanity and become the new rulers of the galaxy.
  • A Father to His Men: Kind of literally, but Mu Siyun declares every soldier on his fleet as his daughters, and God help you if you try to harm them.
    • Hu Laosan also deeply cares for all the girls of her fleet, even to some who are older than her.
    • The Emperor of Pleiades actively tries to invoke this. He's not able to stop the adults around him from hurting the people of his planet, so he seeks out Siyun to bow to him, wanting to be named as one of his sons, all so that Beiyang will do what he can't.
  • Feed It a Bomb:
    • When Kangjin's nephew tries to blow up the planet he's in to spite Siyun, Siyun simply shoves the bomb's core down his throat and kicks him all the way to the stratosphere, where he blows up.
    • Dragon Empress voluntarily eats several nuclear bombs in order to power up her attack that exterminates each and every Insect race that remains on Merak.
  • Fiery Redhead: Ding Yuan has magenta hair, and she's as fiery as they come.
  • Flipping the Bird:
    • Siyun gives one to the Dragon Empress when she tries to take over his body.
    • Ding Yuan shows her middle finger to Xing Wuneng during a live stream to prove they're going to win the battle of Insect Queen planet.
    • Ding Yuan does it again to Ergou when telling she sprays her blood on his family grave (basically saying his whole family should be aborted).
    • Ten Zhang does it to Kangjin when she has enough of his mistreatment and forcing her to kill innocent people.
    • An epic one occurs in chapter 203 when every inhabitant of Daxia's planets give the leaders of the Dragon Slayer Alliance the middle finger for all the crap they pulled until now.
    • Xiao Pao greets five treacherous admirals on a live stream by flipping them off right after informing them she's very much aware of their planned betrayals. It makes all five of them to cough blood in shock.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Mu Siyun went from being a poor no-name graduate with no career aspects to the feared Dragon Emperor. Turns out this was invoked by Daxia's Elders, who realized he was exactly what was needed to shake humanity out of its stagnant status quo. They needed someone capable who knew what it was like to be weak and powerless, and Siyun fit the bill nicely.
  • Frontline General:
    • Siyun is Fleet Admiral and will always fight at the front if the enemy is too powerful or numerous for his "daughters" to defeat.
    • Hu Laosan maybe Fleet Admiral of Three-Legged Crow, but she's still an Earth-tier Angel and fights alongside her soldiers in the battle of Immortal Cloud Planet despite her abilities not being focused in fighting.
  • Gender Bender: Xiao Pao, being a battle puppet, eventually changes from a young-looking Siyun, to a teenage girl version of Siyun.
    • Siyun himself creates a female body after his fight against Rain Master.
  • Genius Loci: Immortal Cloud Planet is sentient, capable of creating something akin to an air force using leaves. It's the main reason no fleet has been able to conquer it since its discovery.
  • God Save Us from the Queen!: The Dowager Empress of Pleiades dynasty not only fired all the soldiers loyal to her husband and replaced them with Ditu's thugs, she's basically selling her stepdaughter to Ditu's emperor and tries to have her young stepson killed.
  • Good Is Not Soft: Siyun is a very nice guy, but he won't show any mercy nor give you a quick death if you push him hard enough. He even mentions that ancient Chinese guardians were never kind or tolerant, but they punished the wicked by becoming like them.
  • Groin Attack:
    • When Ergou tries to brag to Ding Yuan that he's in charge during the Battle of Insect Queen Planet, she answers by putting a firecracker in his pants.
    • Siyun does this to some lackeys of Kangjin, knocking them out. The leader gets boiling water in his private parts instead.
    • Siyun does it again to Yihuo, whose father is the biggest slave trader in the galaxy, right after he tries to make his goons beat up Siyun for no reason.
    • Xiao Pao and Senggelinqin rather than executing captured Jukun soldiers simply crush their balls with a brick.
    • Siyun does it to some Jukun soldiers on Earth who have escalated a fight with him. The captions for these attacks read, "Affectionate" and "Elegant."
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Xiao Lu is half human and half Yayu, giving her an incredible healing ability.
  • Hate Sink: It's as if every antagonist goes out of its way to be as much of an asshole as possible. Which makes Siyun killing them all the more satisfying.
  • Healing Factor:
    • The Shura have much better natural healing factors than humans. When supercharged by the Shura Demonic Tune, they can outright regenerate limbs.
    • The Yayu people of Shenshui are a centaur-like race with an incredible healing factor. They can produce 1,000 times the amount of blood in a day as a normal human, donate it, and walk away only a little woozy. A half-human hybrid of one of them still has a healing rate 30 times better than a human's.
  • Heel–Face Turn: While he was more a jackass political pundit than outright evil, Professor Xing Wuneng was very critical of Siyun and his tactics. It is after his body is killed and his mind placed in a robot version of himself that he starts siding more with Siyun and against others who now support the Dragon Slaying Alliance.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: Zigzagged. While Siyun is feared and hated by a large portion of the male population, an enormous part of the female population loves him.
    • His image improves a lot in some circles after he kills Kangjin and proclaiming he will clean up the Beiyang fleet from the evil and corrupt during a live stream.
    • After he rescues royalty on Merak, his reputation among the upper classes improves but at the cost of some of the goodwill he developed among the masses. His detractors then call him a lapdog of royalty. Ultimately it seems like no matter what he does he won't be able to please everybody.
    • It doesn't help that media coverage is biased to making him seem as scary and wicked as possible, likely because this kind of story gets better ratings.
  • Hive Mind: What Siyun essentially becomes after becoming a Soul-Tier Angel. He has been shown operating three bodies at once: one acts as him for public appearances, another is the "Dragon Empress" who is officially Beiyang's Soul-Tier Angel, and the third is his real body.
  • Hive Queen: The Insect Queen is obviously this.
  • Holier Than Thou: Zu Zi loves taking the high-moral ground and decrying Siyun as a brutal warmonger despite never even meeting him, ignoring all the good he has done for the universe and deluding himself into believing all the people he has killed could have been reasoned with. That he's a condescending racist towards Youye because her race recently adopted a more civilized culture only makes him look like a self-righteous ignorant.
  • Hot Skitty-on-Wailord Action: Discussed by some security people when they meet a full blood Yayu of planet Shenshui who is visiting the planet to see her daughter. The mother is 10ft or taller with a centaur-like body. The father is a normal human. When she departs, one security person says to the other, "Gotta hand it to her husband."
  • House Wife: Himiko is just a humble house wife when not at the fleet.
  • Human Resources: There are certain battle puppets which require the sacrifice of people to charge them up for combat. They can take anywhere from a few to well over a hundred per puppet. These types are typically favored by the villains of the story.
    Retired Angel: How many people did you sacrifice to the puppets just to kill me?
    Enemy Fighter: Two hundred thousand. There are tons of interstellar refugees after all. If it weren't for me giving them this chance, they would just be a bunch of useless peasants, living without a purpose. Sacrificing them to the puppets is their only honor in life. They'll be grateful.
  • Humans Are Bastards: Most non-human races are either perfectly sentient and relatively peaceful or mindless drones, but the most common and disgusting antagonists are all human.
  • Hypocrite:
    • The "Justice Council" terrorist group claims to be an anti-establishment anti-royal faction who want to bring equality to everyone. However, they have no qualms working with and accepting money from corrupt nobility and royalty to assassinate some of the only royalty who actually care about their subjects.
    • Yihuo's Planet Lord plays the victim card by accusing Siyun of betraying humanity (because he convinced the Shura to see themselves as people and fight for their freedom). It turns out that the Planet Lord abandoned his own humanity a long time ago by using the Insect Race's technology to transform himself into an Insect King.
    • The Dragon Slayer Alliance also claims to be fighting for humanity and that Beiyang and Siyun are traitors, right after trying to destroy an already weakened Three-Legged Crow (intending on killing thousands of soldiers) and using forbidden technology to make themselves immortal.
  • Iconic Outfit: Siyun's green hoodie, which he always uses while incognito.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: Xiao Pao devours Angel-Slaying Eagle to compensate the material used during the previous battle. Considering he was an Ax-Crazy lunatic, other than being shocked, Three-legged Crow's girls don't give a damn.
  • I Reject Your Reality: Everyone who is opposed to Beiyang fleet, especially with Siyun as the Fleet Admiral, has utterly convinced themselves that he's a psychotic barbarian of a warlord, despite all evidence to the contrary. Professor Wuneng had a change of heart after being killed and having his consciousness downloaded into a robotic puppet, but everyone else, especially Zu Zi, remains completely unswayed by any and all empirical evidence. Even when Zu Zi is given a precise historical parallel showcasing the atrocities of the Aryan occupation (which an earlier scene showed is precisely the end goal of Ditu and Dragon Slayer Alliance), and how said atrocities were stopped, he responds "well, those were savage times, and we're civilized now." When one of his fellow students gets fed up and shouts at him that her people were hunted to the edge of extinction for fun less than 30 years ago, he retorts to her "you just recently became civilized, you don't count." It's enough that his history teacher says "well, when you're getting your teeth punched in, just clench your jaw and bear it, because obviously fighting back is uncivilized" and "you're still young, there's plenty of time for you to face a beating... er I mean reality." This is all very odd, considering that he was introduced being bullied, and punched around, and talking things through clearly didn't help. It was only when said bullies got death threats from their parents after pelting Siyun with a soda can, and he fired said parents, that the bullying stopped, and even then one of the bullies had to get a broken leg after physically assaulting Siyun in a foolish revenge attempt before getting the message.
  • I Warned You: When Siyun is about to use Ergou to paint the deck with his blood, he reminds him that he gave him and his father enough chances to back down and let bygones be bygones.
  • Judge, Jury, and Executioner: Siyun brings with him Daxia's sword of State, which allows him to execute criminals on the spot. Considering the people he executes are traitors and war criminals of the worst kind, is no surprise almost no one bats an eye when he blow them up or beats them to death.
  • Kick the Dog: From letting thousands of soldiers die out of spite, killing innocents for the amusement of the rich and corrupt, to using civilians as fuel for their Puppets, every antagonist goes out of their way to show how much of an irredeemable scumbags they are. This unsurprisingly leads to their deaths.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: While Siyun's way of dealing with assholes is pretty ruthless, it's not as if they don't have it coming.
  • Kinetic Weapons Are Just Better: The battle puppet sent to help Three-Legged Crow overcomes the Dragonslayer Alliance's main ship's barrier which can withstand any beam weaponry by firing physical shells. Since the main ship is sturdy enough to tank meteor hits, said shells are made from the iron cores of Cloud Immortal Planet's 65 moons condensed into one cubic centimeter and fired from massive cannons that are plugged directly into the Cloud Immortal Planet itself. The resulting super dense shells fired at such a high velocity end up warping space itself and easily wipe out the Dragonslayer Alliance's main ship along with the entire accompanying fleet.
  • King Incognito:
    • Siyun doesn't reveal he's the new Fleet Admiral of Beiyang Fleet for the first three months, and only reveals his identity after he has disposed of Zhang and his father.
    • He and Ding Yuan do this later to infiltrate Kangjin's planet.
    • When he and some of his followers visit Ditu, Siyun's ex-girlfriend does recognize him. Unfortunately for her new boyfriend, he has already ordered his goons to kill Siyun. Oh, Crap! is his following reaction.
    • Lu Ning-Shuang doesn't reveal to her friends or coworkers she is the daughter of a Planet Lord, making her a princess because she wants to succeed in her careers on her own merits.
  • The Lad-ette: Ding Yuan is a rather crude and ill-mannered woman, to put it lightly. Her influence means that most of Beiyang's Angels have shades of this as well.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: All the antagonists get what's coming to them sooner or later, usually as a direct result of their own actions.
  • Likes Clark Kent, Hates Superman: Himiko's stepson, Zu Zi, is a huge fan of her Angel persona and has a lot of her images on posters and merchandise. Towards his stepmother, he is at best indifferent and at worst a rude jackass.
  • Little Bit Beastly: Lu Ning-Shuang, being half-human half-Yayu, only has large cat-like ears, while her mother is practically a feline centaur.
  • Literal Split Personality: It seems Dragon Empress has developed the capability of acting outside of Siyun's indications, albeit their personalities remain very similar.
  • Long-Range Fighter: Zhen may not fight on the front lines, but she's probably the deadliest sniper in the whole fleet. Which is not to say she can't fight in melee. Given that she's the strongest of a race who all have Super Strength, she's arguably even deadlier in close range combat.
  • Loophole Abuse: While on Pleiades Dynasty, Beiyang members can't bring weapons into the planet. The Shuras accompanying them don't need weapons.
  • Magic Kiss: Siyun gives one to Ding Yuan to absorb her Holy blood and turn it into damage output.
  • Magic Music: The legendary Shura Demon Tune is a song that supercharges the Shura's already superhuman abilities, making them as powerful as Earth-Tier Angels. It was thought to be lost forever since the Shura Demonic Instrument was destroyed centuries ago and the last known singer was executed decades ago. However, it turns out one other Shura did know the song and clung to life keeping the secret. They passed the song on to Siyun, and Siyun then used his powers to play the song without needing the Demonic Instrument.
  • Make an Example of Them: One of the rare occasions this is done by the good guys. Siyun brutally beats Man-Eating Eagle to death in front of several nobles who were intending to defect to the Dragon Slayer Alliance to show them what will happen if he gets his hands on them and they have committed war crimes under his watch. It also serves as a distraction to allow Ding Yuan to switch places with Pleiades' First Princess.
  • Malicious Slander: "Galaxy News" is not a news service, but a raging tabloid. Without giving Siyun a single interview, they publish whatever they want regarding his conduct, most of which is both damning and completely untrue, up to and including his Urban Legend Love Life. The only reason they have viewers is that they seemingly have a monopoly with no other "news service" available.
  • Mama Bear: Lu Shuiyuan promised her late husband she wouldn't kill other human beings, but that doesn't stop her from giving Princess Qin Yan a brutal flick with her finger that sends her flying for trying to poison her daughter.
  • Men Are the Expendable Gender: Inverted. Because only women can become Angels, masculine casualties are far less common, and the higher ups have no problem sending thousands of women to their deaths so they can enrich themselves.
  • Miles Gloriosus: The leaders of Dragon Slayer Alliance, especially Specialist Bao, love to brag about how they're hot shit and Siyun is a total weakling that they can literally step on like a bug, from the other side of a faster-than-light transmission, or while they think Siyun is unable to go to them. The moment they find themselves in the same room, they're so busy frozen in place with fear that he could calmly beat one of their top subordinates, like Man Eating Eagle, to death, right in front of them, and they do nothing, even after he gave them permission to try and stop him. As soon as they think he's gone, they go right back to shamelessly bragging how helpless he would have been if they hadn't decided to let him go... for reasons.
  • Moral Myopia: When Siyun is about to exterminate a fleet of 500,000 from the Dragon Slayer Alliance, their leaders have the gall to ask if he feels no remorse for taking so many lives. This are the same people willing to kill an even larger number of innocent civilians just for their own amusement.
  • Mugging the Monster: Siyun seems to be a magnet for arrogant second gens who think they can bully him because he looks of low status. While one of them quickly apologizes and becomes the fleet's newest manservant, the next one gets his knee broken. And he still tries to get revenge. And the next ones keep making the same mistakes, to the point is practically a Running Gag.
  • Mundane Utility: Xiao Lu uses her incredible healing powers in her acting profession. Because serious bruising and welts on her face can heal in minutes where humans would take days or weeks, she allows her fellow actor to seriously beat her during shots to add to the realism of their conflicts.
  • My God, You Are Serious: When Siyun's old university professor tells her students she was his teacher at one time, they don't believe her. Then when Siyun is visiting Earth to talk with her and one student is about to be attacked for being a non-human wearing traditional Chinese clothing in a traditional area, Siyun defends the student and reveals his power and identity. The professor takes the student away from the fray for her safety.
    Mountain-Demon Student: So violent. Is he a special force?
    Professor: I told you already. That's your senior brother Mu Siyun.
    Mountain-Demon Student: Beiyang's Fleet Admiral? He was actually your student?
    Professor: Did you all think I was bluffing?
    Mountain-Demon Student: Yes, sorry.
  • Never My Fault: Zi Zu can't possibly comprehend how he can be wrong, about anything. When warned by a trusted classmate that Qin's promises can't possibly be true, Zi Zu still insists that Qin, a known mass-murderer, is somehow a better person than Siyun "because at least he's willing to talk things out", but when it's pointed out to him that he's biased by his own admission for a Siyun fixation, he cries out "I'm not fixated! SOCIETY IS FIXATED!"
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!:
    • Ergou decides to kill Siyun to hurt Dang Yuan by throwing him to the Holy Blood that grants Angels their powers. Not only Siyun survives, he makes the blood his own and becomes the fabled Soul Tier in the process.
    • Kangjin does the same mistake by trying to kill Siyun using liquid metal from Metal Planet, which is exactly what Siyun needed to complete his new form along with Copper Mouth's body.
    • Ditu's Emperor forcing Three-Legged Crow to take Immortal Cloud Planet lest they lose their funding and are forced to dissolve, which is almost suicidal and certain to cause thousands of casualties, allows Siyun to send his puppet to the rescue, annihilating a huge Dragon Slayer Fleet and uniting all three fleets under his command against the traitorous lords that make up Dragon Slayer alliance.
    • Jukun fleet attacking a weakened Three-Legged Crow while on Megrez only served to inform the other three Fleets of their treachery, allowing Xiao Pao to evolve further and taking over their satellite cannon, with all their assets on Megrez confiscated. While their Fleet Admiral tries to play it down, it's clear the monetary loss was great.
    • Rain Master splitting Siyun's body down to an atomic level actually Mu to reconstruct himself to create an even more powerful Puppet form using Holy Corpses. He even thanks him since he saved him a lot of time.
    • And then it turns out that kidnapping him and putting him in the alternate dimension in the first place, in the attempt to kill him, put him at the perfect location to intercept a Ditu fleet that was planning to attack a Daxia freighter and subject the crew to the Lingchi technique, at the orders of the Evil Stepmother of the Pleides emperor.
  • Non-Idle Rich: Hu Laosan comes from a very important and wealthy family, but she chose to become an angel because of the snobbiness of her relatives.
  • Obligatory War-Crime Scene: Upon learning the prince of Merak was pushing for the abolishing of slavery, Yihou planet lord orders the mass-murder of the entire slave population of Shura in the slave concentration camp, on live stream, with "Galaxy News" Specialist Bao openly cheering that they should all be burned alive, rather than granted freedom. This is after his fellow commentator openly declared that Shura are over 99% human!
  • Oh, Crap!: Laosan has this reaction when she realizes Jukun and the Dragon Slayer Alliance will most likely target her family, just as she remembers she has relatives who are good people.
  • One-Man Army: A Soul Tier can decimate an entire army within minutes.
  • Oni: Mountain Demon Race like Youchao Youye look like Oni.
  • Our Centaurs Are Different: Planet Lord Shensui Lu Shuiyuan is member of the Yayu race, which look like feline centaurs with fox-like ears.
  • Out-Gambitted: Yihuo Planet Lord's plot to lure Siyun to his planet with a puppet double so he can blow it up and kill Siyun is foiled because Siyun also used a puppet body. Siyun then faked being dead long enough to allow opportunistic nobles to form the "Dragonslayer Alliance" with Yihuo Planet Lord, drawing Siyun's enemies out into the open.
  • Paper Tiger: Siyun outright calls the Yihuo Thirteen Eagles assassin group this since they rely entirely on money and technology to maintain their brutal reputation.
  • Parental Favoritism: One of the reasons Merak's Crown Prince betrays his youngest brother and launches a coup against his father the Emperor is because he resented the way his father favored his brother over him.
  • Pay Evil unto Evil: Siyun and his allies always treat their enemies with the same kindness they show to other people. None.
  • Phenotype Stereotype: When Siyun meets an online friend, his daughters assume instantly that she's a Westerner, because she has blonde hair and blue eyes, and Iron Pagoda says that he should eat with her because of her 'Fancy Western Food.' This despite it taking place in the future and said friend not being from America or the West, but another planet entirely.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Nearly every antagonist is either misogynistic, classist or racist, usually a combination of all three.
  • Power Makes Your Hair Grow: Siyun's hair grows when using the Dragon Empress' powers.
  • Prince Charming: Despite his initial antagonism of Siyun, the Seventh Prince of Merak is actually this. He's ultimately a good (if naive) young man who wants peace and is willing to defy the status quo by abolishing slavery and treating the Shura as people. Siyun recognizes that he's a good person and decides to ally with him and protect him.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Shi Zhang Copper Mouth only works for Xiao Jinku because he holds her brother's treatment hostage. Otherwise she's not a bad person.
  • Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: A good way to know if the soldiers Siyun is about to kill deserve it or they were simply following orders is if they proudly proclaim they will rape the female companion(s) Siyun happens to be with. So far none have passed the test.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Pleiades Emperor gives one to his stepmother and all her cronies, saying they brought shame upon their ancestors and their sacrifices during the God Slayer war by siding with the Dragon Slayer Alliance, who remorselessly uses the Divine Race technology that caused the war in the first place.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Daxia's Elders appear to be this. They are fully aware that the status quo is toxic and stagnant. This is why they made Siyun a Fleet Admiral — they realized he had the right background and profile to shake things up and change the status quo. All he needed was power, which they gave to him.
  • Recognition Failure: People can't seem to wrap their heads around the idea that someone as apparently unassuming as Siyun to be the dreaded Heaven Defying Dragon King
  • Red Baron: Heaven Defying Dragon King, Iron Pagoda, Eight-headed Serpent, Immortal Godmother, you name it.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Siyun's eyes glow red when he's about to utterly wreck Rain Master by creating a freaking black hole!
  • Redemption Equals Death: Shi Zhang realizes the error of following Kangjin by fatally overloading her body, allowing Siyun to incorporate her body and potential.
  • Remote Body: Siyun gains the ability to create Soul Soldiers after becoming a Soul Tier. He uses this to hide his true nature as a male Soul Tier Angel via creating a Soul Soldier dubbed the "Dragon Empress".
  • Retired Badass:
    • Planet Lord Shensui Lu Shuyuan retired from the military after the death of her husband, but when rank two puppets threaten her beloved daughter, she proves why she's the fourth Heaven tier.
    • Youye's grandfather, as well as his friends Battery, Fox and Blade Handle may look like old geezers, but they're all veterans from the Hungry Demon Planet battle years ago, and they have far from lost their skill. Just ask the assassins stupid enough to attack them.
  • Ridiculously Average Guy: Siyun's normal appearance is apparently so average and unassuming assholes can't help but try and bully him. That's usually the last mistake they'll ever make.
  • Ridiculously Human Robots: The robot with Professor Wuneng's consciousness has the same personality and can even Sweat Drop.
  • Royal Blood: Zhen Yuan is the last descendant of the Shura tribe's leaders and is more powerful than the average Shura (who all have Super Strength and Super Toughness) as a result.
  • Running Gag: It happens so often is almost funny; Asshole tries to bully or kill Siyun for being lowborn, Siyun calmly asks if he's really going to kill an unarmed civilian in broad daylight, Asshole answers "Of course", Siyun or his followers proceed to break a few limbs and kill mooks, then rinse and repeat.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!:
    • Zhang Ergou thinks he can get away with anything because his father is a rear admiral. Siyun (who has even higher connections despite having been anointed very recently), couldn't care less about that shit, so he kills him and his father.
    • Xiao Jinku also believes he's untouchable because of the connections he has with the other warlords. Siyun doesn't give a rat's ass about his connections and proclaims he will punish them as well if they dare to try.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: Immortal Godmother decides to aid Siyun against the Justice Council, even if it means deploying her weapons inside the Merak Dynasty (with whom they have a non-offensive weapons agreement).
  • Seers: Hui Haozi, Three-Legged Crow Grey Mouse, is able to see visions of sort through a shamanistic ritual that's been perpetrated since the foundation of their fleet.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!:
    • Just as Yihuo tries to beg for his life arguing killing him would do nothing more than upset the balance of the universe and make him an enemy of every member of the Dragon Slayer Alliance, Siyun answers by painting him on Merak's moon until there's nothing left.
    • When Pleiades Empress orders Ding Yuan to not kill prince Da Biantai because his father is the leader of the Dragon Slayer alliance, Ding Yuan answers by ripping him from the jaws, tells the empress he killed 150,000 innocent people, that peasant and high born are still lives and if she wants to kill her, she should come and try it.
    • Professor Wuneng 2.0 beats the shit out of specialist Bao for dismissing the sacrifices humanity did during the God Slaying war a hundred years ago (keep in mind the robot's body is shaped like a can), while admitting Siyun has done a great service to the universe.
  • Skunk Stripe: Qian Zhen, the Thousand-White Needles, has a strand of white hair.
  • Slasher Smile: Siyun gives one to the Dragon Slayer alliance watching the live stream while declaring he will take away 60% of everything they own as compensation for the money he spent annihilating Yihuo.
  • Slave Race: The Shura like Zhen Yuan have been a slave race ever since their clan leader surrendered to spare the Shura from complete genocide.
  • Slipknot Ponytail: Ding Yuan's ponytail occasionally comes undone, letting her Rapunzel Hair cascade down her back.
  • Slobs Vs Snobs: The Beiyang fleet is composed mostly of the poorest and most desperate members of society, while the other fleets are wealthy and their soldiers can live in luxury.
  • Smug Snake: While Yihuo was smart enough to leave a robot to trick Siyun, after gloating how he's going to take over the Merak dynasty and become something of a God-Emperor, Siyun reveals he just wanted to know his plans before ruining them. Cut to Dragon Empress tearing a hole through his fleet.
    • Rain Master acts all smug and haughty when he thinks he has a chance against Siyun, proclaiming his intention of overthrowing humanity with his race on top, only for Siyun to inform him he already has a way to destroy him, before starting to wreck space itself.
  • Tempting Fate: Just as Yihuo proclaims to the Shura that there's no way the Heaven Defying Dragon King will descend from the sky and punish the wicked, Siyun immediately descends on the planet on a lightning.
  • The Social Expert: One of Siyun's most dangerous weapons is his uncanny ability to read people. He is thus able to predict their actions and deal with them appropriately. One of the few times he messed this up was when he failed to realize that Ten Zhang wasn't a monster but instead a good-hearted young woman Forced into Evil.
  • Spoiled Brat:
    • Zhang Ergou is a Military Brat who thinks he can get away with anything because his father is an Admiral. Siyun makes sure he and his old man don't make the same mistake ever again.
    • The sons of Yihuo are just as spoiled and arrogant, and believe they can bully, enslave or kill anyone that offends them. They all get a healthy dose of karma.
  • The Starscream: The Dragon Slayer Alliance are revealed to have been plotting to overthrow the Daxia alliance for years, Siyun being a convenient excuse to openly declare their intentions.
  • Statuesque Stunner:
    • Zhen Yuan comes from a species that are taller than humans called Shura (she's at least two heads taller than Siyun), and she's busty and beautiful.
    • "Dragon Empress" is even taller than Zhen Yuan and is widely regarded as the World's Most Beautiful Woman.
  • The Stoic: After becoming a Soul-tier, Siyun almost always remains cool and collected, regardless of what his enemies throw at him, physically or verbally. The only times he loses it is when his Urban Legend Love Life is mentioned.
  • Stop Worshipping Me: When the Shura bow down to him and proclaim him to be their savior, he bluntly tells them to stop. He's no god or saint who loves all living things. Siyun claims he only loves people. He then challenges the Shura to take control of their own lives by asking them if they are "livestock" or "people". They all decide they are people.
  • Stupid Evil: Each antagonist the moment it enters the scene does something incredibly evil or petty to showcase their power over others, only for their intended victims to fight back, which now has a perfectly good reason to tear them a new one without remorse.
  • Suicidal Overconfidence: Even after Beiyang's deeds, power and how they respond to injustices become well known, the antagonists still think they can kill them just as easily as if they were bugs because of their status, money and numerous Puppets. Siyun and his followers make sure they never make that mistake twice.
    • Several newcomers of the Dragon Slayer Alliance celebrate as if they have already won their rebellion before fighting any battles and already deciding who gets which planet as a spoil of war, despite knowing they just made enemies not only of four of the five Heaven tiers, but of someone who will undoubtedly "paint" them if he gets his hands on them.
  • Super Strength: Zhen is so strong she can punch the teeth out of a man with a light hit. Apparently all Shura have that strength. Zhen is even stronger than the average Shura due to her Royal Blood.
  • Team Pet: Doggie the fox-like creature, who is also apparently an officer.
  • Teeth Flying: Getting slapped by a Shura usually sends teeth flying just to remind us how strong they are.
  • Token Mini-Moe: Varyag the Golden Hamster is the youngest and shortest of the Angels seen so far. She's later joined by Aya the young Shura girl.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Zhang severely overestimates his influence, and even when it's clear Siyun won't show him any mercy if he keeps talking bullshit about his girls. He keeps pushing until Siyun is about to rip his entrails out in front of his father and by this point is too late to back down.
  • Tranquil Fury: Siyun is quite good at remaining calm even when he's about to kill you.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Because no enemy so far has made the connection between Siyun and Dragon Empress, most people assume Siyun is nowhere near the level of an Earth tier. That always proves to be a fatal mistake.
  • Upper-Class Twit: It seems most second gens, as in, children of Warlords and admirals, seem to be idiotic and arrogant to the point they think they can push around everyone just because of it. Siyun loves to bring them down a notch or two. The youngest Prince of Merak is a more good-natured version of this, being somewhat naive and initially hostile to Siyun at first while still ultimately wanting peace and to end injustices such as slavery.
  • Urban Legend Love Life: Social media has made out Siyun to be a Harem Seeker who has his way with all 3000 of Beiyang's Angels. Later there are claims that he has his way with all of the female Shura slaves. These sorts of rumors seem to be the only part of Siyun's Hero with Bad Publicity status that really bothers him. He always reacts with a mix of fury and embarrassment.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: The Shura fought against humanity with nothing but their own bare hands and teeth and ferocity. They were so ludicrously strong that this was all they needed to put up a good fight against the combined military might of humanity. If their leader hadn't surrendered to avoid genocide, the Shura likely would have taken down all of humanity's armies with them. Siyun claims that things like technique are unnecessary for someone as strong and ferocious as Zhen Yuan.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Admiral Zhang thought he was putting out a rebellion that would allow him to replace Angels with Combat Puppets, not realizing he was only promoted so Siyun could kill him since he had upset the elders of the Core Alliance by trying to ruin their Angel manufacturing business.
  • Villains Want Mercy:
    • When Xiao Jinku is at the mercy of Siyun, he says he doesn't have to kill him. Siyun answers he does, and after a futile attempt to kill Siyun, the Lord of Kangjin ends up painting the side of the building.
    • The heads of the Dragon Slayer Alliance actually beg the elders of Daxia to stop Siyun's new Puppet from exterminating their fleet, even though they were trying to destroy one of Daxia's three fleets mere minutes earlier. The elders all understandably don't give a fuck and continue their Mahjong tournament while the Dragon Slayer's fleet is disintegrated to the last man.
    • Rain Master Race tries to convince Siyun trying to assassinate him was Nothing Personal, only for Siyun to answer he made it very personal when he declared he intended to kill his family and friends afterwards, right before getting rid of him.
  • Virtue Is Weakness: All the antagonists to date love to proclaim how being law-abiding and peaceful makes you "weak and soft" while being lawless and violent, engaging in endless warmongering and killing makes you "strong" despite constantly losing any and every on-screen fight against people who can actually fight back.
  • Wave Motion Gun: Ding Yuan's true Iron Pagoda form comes with one, and armed with enough firepower is capable of annihilating an entire fleet by the thousands.
  • We Have Become Complacent: Daxia's Elders fear humanity has become complacent, which is why they made Siyun a Fleet Admiral to give humanity a kick in the rear.
  • When All You Have Is a Hammer...: Copper Mouth's little brother is neither an Angel nor does he fight with a battle puppet. He uses a brick to attack his enemies with. In chapter 224 after he works with three others to beat up some guards, his brick is dripping blood off of it.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: Zu Zi is rather similar to Siyun, but completely blind to the harsh realities the fleets have to deal with, despite his stepmother's attempts to explain him things aren't nearly as glamorous as they're presented on livestreams.
  • Worf Had the Flu: The Three-Legged Crow Angels are still weakened from their fight at Immortal Cloud Planet, which allows several of Jukun's thugs and their battle puppets to defeat them. Luckily Xiao Pao (Siyun's puppet made from Beiyang's cannons) was there as bodyguard.
  • World of Action Girls: Angel Gears can only be used by women, with Siyun as the only exception.
  • World's Most Beautiful Woman: Social media seems to have dubbed the "Dragon Empress" this, much to Siyun's chagrin.
  • World's Strongest Man: Heaven Tier are considered the strongest of all Angels, with the legendary Soul Tier as a mere myth. Siyun becomes the latter.
  • Would You Like to Hear How They Died?: A Card-Carrying Villain to the end, the defeated Man Eating Eagle taunts Xiao Lu by asking her if she'd like to hear about how he tortured her father to death. Siyun shuts him up by shoving Daxia's Sword of State right into his mouth.
  • You Have Failed Me: Dragon Slayer Alliance has absolute zero tolerance for failure, even when they give impossible orders. Retreat, tactical or otherwise, unless it's under orders, is punishable by death, far more often than not.
  • You Wouldn't Shoot Me: Most, if not all, the antagonists force Beyang fleet into a life or death struggle, and when they realize they're on the losing end, taunt that Beyang "wouldn't dare" to finish them off, for fear of backlash. They are all shocked and enraged when, yes, Beyang does indeed follow through on wiping the ones that antagonized them out.
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