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Leveling up by pissing others off

Get it another season!

By Bianca WilsonPublished 2 years ago 3 min read
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Da Wang Rao Ming also known as "Spare Me Great Lord!" takes the whole concept of an emotional vampire to the next level.

Although the webnovel and manhwa have been out for a while (458 chapters wow!) we didn't get to see it's animated adaptation until last year. Of course, as usual, I was late to the party.

Spare Me Great Lord! is the tale of a stingy "metahuman" boy named Lu Shu. Having grown up as an orphan he was completely clueless to his own identity. Luckily, he was born in an era where other humans were born with "superpowers" as well.

He awakens upon coming into contact with this magic firsthand.

Spare Me Great Lord! is that kind of donghua where nothing is going to make sense if you haven't been exposed to wuxia/xianxia and have never heard of the concept of your own spiritual solar system/constellation system/ mental pocket dimension while cultivating.

Lu Shu awakens to his own system, a negative emotion system that gives him money every time he pisses someone off. He can gamble and buy items within his space to sell.

As an orphan, life was hard for him and his younger "sister" but since they had each other life was somewhat bearable, once he finally has his own taste of power everything changed. Our main man makes it his life mission to improve the living conditions of his younger sister and himself by pissing others off.

A deplorable goal yes, but you feel less guilty since the worst of it is towards others that harrass him, and try to take advantage of him since he's presumed ignorant and, done knowingly that he is an orphan who could get away with it since there's no one to protect him. And then there's the monsters and criminals he encounters who of course, you will feel little sympathy for.

The idea of profiting off of other annoyances is something new and refreshing, what's not is the shadow lurking over this show. The "sister -lover" interest dynamic.

I've seen it reoccur often in Chinese shows and dramas where a sister who isn't a blood sister but is treated like one becomes the love interest. I remember back in the day where I was slow on the uptake and was always confused and disgusted, because I didn't understand.

It doesn't help that in anime it's often done as well, take the anime, Shield Hero for example, where a daughter-like character ends up becoming a love interest after evolving into an older body, and the show clarifying that beastmen will remain to look like children as time passes if they aren't doing anything to level up...

I probably would be okay with it if she wasn't so young.

His little sister isn't actually his sister, she's a friend he made while he was at the orphanage, after he aged out of the system she kept running away to see him, he returned her but she'd run back to him every time, eventually, he caved and took her in, she wasn't missed apparently. The police didn't come knocking on his door, nothing, no. It's actually rather sad.

She's enrolled in a school and everything it's bizarre but I think it testified as to how alone they are and how no one cares about orphans.

The dynamic between Lu Shu and his sister seems wholesome and fine until the later episodes where it feels as if the sister's attachment to him goes beyond the normal brother and sister mentality, and his strong drive to "improve both their lives" makes you wonder if in seeing the two of them against the world that it may eventually- once she grows into her womanly charm and form he may begin to see her in that way.

Also, he is yin and she accidentally consumes the yang. Which I feel is the show hinting they will be together or hinting that they will repell each other? Being polar opposites and essentially one but never the same?

That's the only thing that could possibly ruin the whole show for me. They better execute it well and make her grow up and stop acting spoiled - and while doing my research I looked up the wiki and spoiled myself.

Nevermind. Don't worry! I just ended up talking about something completely pointless!

But yeah please check out the show! Once again it's called "Spare me, great lord!"

Looking forward to that season two!

Also thank you for reading! Here's the trailer!

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About the Creator

Bianca Wilson

A college student studying Creative Writing. Webnovel writer, sims 4 simmer, poet and daydreamer.

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