Reminiscent to the movie "Independence Day". In face of mutual extinction, countries on Earth for once stop arguing.
Reality following fiction?
Much as they would like to believe otherwise, UK's previous global power was built on the resources of its colonies. Nowadays it barely has any. It's not a country, but I think the European Union together can barely be equal to the three countries first mentioned.
The world background will benefit more by descriptions rather just tagging it with supernatural everything. The spell theory is quite good and reasonable. The main character personal background creation is a bit lacking though. Even though he's an orphan with no family, he has lived for quite some time and must have his own relationships and achievements before his body got hijacked. In short, his own story. The only salient plot point apparent seems to be the shady alchemist. And the system actually has nothing to do with a Tanky Mage, that's the MC personal preference. Thus, the title is incorrect, isn't it?
Indeed, the romance is also by far the most realistic and interesting I've ever read from wuxia novels.
Supernatural Victorian era huh.
Persecution complex? No such thing. Considering those little girls' fate and his suspicious adopted guardian, obviously his environment does has innumerable traps.
I think the quality is more impressive than the quantity. It's cooler to be able to bisect a titan in one move.
The bait is too tasty.
After getting an ironclad proof that your faith does manifest, you choose to turn your back on it. Whatever inane, nonsensical, plain idiotic reasoning is that? That's like after the Doubting Thomas had poke into the holes left by the cross' nails on Jesus' body, he turned around and said, "Now that I have clear proof, it's certain that he's absolutely a fake."
Sanctioned criminal acts by the supposed protectors?
The con being you are a weak kitten out in the cold. Unless the country is wealthy enough that the orphanage is subsidized and managed properly, well.. many real life orphanages in poorer countries neglected, starved, and sometimes outright sold the kids in many different ways. Sometimes they got cleaned and dolled up for donators, but if they look too well the donators wouldn't be persuaded to loose purse strings either. Basically, badly managed commodities.
Without water and food, the bunker is just a fancier coffin. That aside, if you are Swiss nationals, there's a good chance you don't even have to dig anything to have a bunker.
I think in regard to recent webnovels, the emphasis is undoubtedly on 'entertaining idea' instead of the 'coherent flow'.
He has a point.
Cough. Mind the wording.