Apr 27, 2021
Lin Feng is presumably a demon, or half a demon, who was hunted as a child, before he was saved by a wise man from some kind of mercenary village run by an ex-general. What happens during that time is unclear, but his powers are sealed and he is known as useless throughout the tribe, except by a lone friend, the most talented youth who promises to teach him so they could succeed together.
A touching relationship buds between them, but that turns out not to be the main plot. Once Lin Feng rediscovers his powers, the rest of it becomes the standard power fantasy trope,
with the consistently under-estimated protagonist questioning his identity on the brink of a human-demon war.
Every such fantasy has a gimmick, and in the Incomparable Demon King, Lin Feng has this plant-based demon baby tumor that pops out of his head. It's capable of absorbing energy from around him, as well as giving him greatly enhanced environmental awareness. This "thing" refers to itself as a baby and calls Lin Feng dada. It's extremely annoying in my opinion. But thankfully, besides the initial development, it doesn't pervade in the show.
While it's refreshing that Lin Feng isn't the typical arrogant dick that find their way into being Chinese donghua protagonists, he isn't that deep. Neither are any other character. And the story... quite mediocre so far. Nothing that really makes me look forward to anything or root for anyone. Out of the other shows running right now, it's probably more consistent than Star Martial Technique and I Am The Only God, but not as interesting as Peerless Martial Spirit, Martial Master, God of All Realms, Spirit Sword Sovereign, or Ten Thousand Worlds.
In other words, if you love the genre, give it a watch, but don't expect anything groundbreaking.
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