So, I was MTLing this CN when I came across an event which had my blood boiling hotter than the MC's atm. Warning: This gonna be a long rant. Background: One of those "tests in a pocket dimension" which MC participates in. I won't go into details, but participants r basically divided into "academy students/elites" and the "unaffiliated group" (which MC belongs to). There's this secret plot (which MC's aware of) involving the academy group (mostly from influential families, the "bad guys") preventing the unaffiliated (the ordinaries) from passing the test. The former (obviously) outnumber and outgun the latter. The MC & co plan to use the cover of chaos caused by the clash of both sides to reach their goal. The MC's friend "rich fatty" has a "defense shield" gadget- pretty much impregnable which only the MC can actuate (due to his vast Qi reserves) and they plan to use that to safely cross the battlefield. MC and co watch as the baddies unilaterally slaughter the unaffiliated players while feeling bad, knowing they can't change the outcome and will only endanger themselves by interfering. While they are sneaking towards exit under the protection of moving defensive umbrella, one of the MC's underlings suddenly stops and lets the shield pass by him. The MC immediately stops and goes back to bring him in, and while wanting to scold him 4 carelessness, the underling goes like how his teacher died protecting a city he was not obliged to protect, just cuz of his beliefs. As one of the unaffiliated, he too wants to fight against the unreasonable tyranny of the privileged elites, even if it costs him his life. B4 running off, he adds that the MC, tho a good person has the flaw that he has never recklessly fought 4 his beliefs. The others want to prevent underling but the MC stops them and continues towards the goal. Once MC reaches the end point, he has an epiphany and runs back to play savior, stating something along the lines of how could he deserve to be the boss if he can't even protect his underlings and when his underling possess more courage and staunchness than his cowardly self. He even kills off an elite under full public view (ironically, he had hidden the fact that he had killed 3 elites b4 to prevent unnecessary trouble). Ironically enuf, the MC had only known the underling 4 a couple of days (and yet he confidently "judges" the MC). Moreover, he had ridden the MC's shoulders to reach the final assessment. The underling had never done anything for the MC; he had even slandered the MC (not knowing the MC was secretly watching) to make the MC's enemies (who had him cornered) believe he had nothing to do with MC. Ruined it by turning a rational MC into a hot-headed idiot. Even the reason 4 said transformation was absolute BS... I simply had to get it off my chest by ranting. TL;DR: When the author gives nonsense reason 4 dumbing down MC. All this makes me wonder whether the writer considers his readers fools? They may be, actually, when u realize this is one of the top novels on Zhongheng. Link: http://book.zongheng.com/book/837229.html.