Grasping evil,Against the gods,Battle through the heavens and every novel with more than one love interest do they make sense?(harem wise) This is my second thread i make with the purpose of defending the harem genre, the first one was about the Aesthetics of harems and how they contribute greatly in more than one way to the experience (if used properly) but this second one will be comparing fictional harems to irl harems through out history to see if the authors were accurate or just virgin boys writting wish fullfilment. ps: we arent discussing the moral side of harems but whether they worked irl similarly to how they do in xianxia novels. 1- How do Harems work in xianxian? Even though this should be obvious to most of us but to those who choose not to read xianxian i'l go through this quickly, typically in xianxian novels the protagonist starts out as a guy who is the lowest in the social hierarchy, weakest in strength,influence,power and finance compared to his peers, and this is called the "trash zone" its extremely rare to find an mc that has a love interest in this stage and in most cases he is cucked if he had one, however through the power of "plot-armor" the mc rises shockingly in the hierarchy in a short period of time and then he starts to "collect" his harem member either during his rise to strength or after he gained it. 2-How did Harems work IRL? Through out history and specially after the rise of agriculture and the concept of "property" the genetic pool started to get....thinner,let me explain, scientists have traced back our genes all the way back to our ancestors after humanity discovered agriculture and what they shockingly found out was, that we get our genes from approximately 20% of the males at the time, and the obvious reason was that only the males with abundant resources got to mate and pass on their genes, and this sort of pattern was always being played out from the begining of time, as it was observed that during times of monarchies,kings and pharaohs, almost every (powerful)man such as the aristocrats,nobles and wealthy merchants had about 17 wives (god dang@@), and an inkling of this pattern can still be seen in the modern world as no one would want a basement dweller with no career for a husband (sorry nuffians), but the famous and wealthy will get flocked by potential partners. 3- Are there differences or similarities at all? As the popular saying goes "Art imitates Life" and this is no execption to that rule, as in booth cases the love has to be proverbially "paid" for, as there is no difference between the protagonists who work their way to the top and the talents of the real world, they all pursued the same thing which is power which gives the average person more choices than he would usually have, as the overwhelming majority of powerful male figures in history where polygamous, such as gandhi,martin luther king jr,leonides of sparta and many more, so the short answer is yes there are similarities and almost no differences. the authors have been given realistic ideas of romance if we only consider history. 4-Why? This isn't a question i'm qualified to answer and honestly it isn't worth the controversy that comes with it, but its honestly something that i personally couldn't get angry over, as put yourself in the position of one of those women,wouldn't someone who can protect you and provide for you in such hostile environments (novel and irl alike) have more worth than the one that won't be able to provide either one of the two? so it is a wise choice to make if you consider human survival instincts. 5-Any opinions? I would love to hear any sort of opinion on this topic and what i put forth today,specially from female nuffians,as i am curious as any other guy of what their reaction to this information will be, and please be civil.