Doomed to be Cannon Fodder


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She’s somehow ended up transmigrating into the book as the supporting female lead, who was beaten to death! Deeply in love with the male lead, she’s fated to be beaten to a bloody pulp before even holding hands with him?!

First things first, she needs to survive and latch onto the big thigh of a patron. But the supporting male lead is a true gentleman and feels nothing for her stunning, alluring body. That’s alright! She’ll latch onto the old madame or the male lead then!

But why does the supporting male lead look at her with increasingly odd eyes? And what of that Wulin Alliance Head with the personality disorder? You’re just a random bystander, what are you getting involved for??

Finally, the male lead could bear it no longer and dragged her back to the Prince Li Manor…

Doomed to be Cannon Fodder average rating 4.7/5 - 492 user ratings
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New Mi_rei0
September 23, 2017
Status: c170
Completed this series in a couple of days and never had I loved a transmigration novel so much. After months of reading transmigration novels, you'll start to find them really similar - bullied miss, cultivation/levelling up and making the antagonists look bad.

This novel just makes fun of all those troupes and some parts were pretty hilarious.

If you're tired of the typical transmigration novels but yet you're not completely disheartened to give up the genre; try reading - you'll love it.

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New Meiyap rated it
September 21, 2017
Status: c165
Never failed to amuse me! When ever I read its updates, it never failed to make me smile even on a tension filled day. If the chapter is 'serious', you only have to look at the comments section then BOOM you're blown away of how many fellow sisters and brothers are thirsty. Hahaha~ jk~~ I love you bushies~
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solomaize rated it
May 27, 2017
Status: c73
Do not read this. Wait until it has reached like 100 chapters if you must. Else you will suffer like the rest of us, impatiently refreshing the site, yearning for just another fix of the clueless MC and her tsundere ML.

You will die from fluffyness. You. Will. Gladly. Die. Of. Fluff.

Reading this puts you in the palm of those cliff-loving sadist known as translators but by the time you realize it, you won't even care anymore. Save yourself, it's too late for the rest of us.

Summary as... more>> of c73:
The readers are in dire straights... W-we are trying our best to decipher the teasers left by those sadistic translators... just for some relief from waiting... Comments sections are in disarray... fanfiction... fanfiction everywhere!... When will this torture e--- Oh! AN UPDATE!! <<less
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namige rated it
May 15, 2017
Status: c14
The MC is not a doctor, spy, or assassin, and she's definitely not a genius. She's a landscape gardener who reads a lot of web novels. This is a playful homage to all the transmigration novels and is not to be taken too seriously.

Rather than dying by betrayal, explosion or truck, she ends up living in the world of the novel she's currently reading after injuring her hand on a cactus' spikes. She knows that the rather minor character she's become dies gruesomely and rather than revenge or world... more>> domination, she's just trying to stay alive and out of the male lead's way.

She's managed to find a cactus, maybe she can work out how to return? But the fact that she can hear it talk, as well as some of her other activities, leads to rumours of her insanity.

I really want to see where the author goes with this. Was the cactus hallucinogenic and she's just dreaming? Have the souls of the two women swapped due to a rift in time and space? Is the author going to throw in some more tropes?

Whatever, so far it's fun.

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Hanawie rated it
May 18, 2017
Status: Completed
One of the most original transmigration Chinese novels I've ever read. In fact, it's probably an "original" transmigration c-novel because it reads more like a Japanese transmigration novel. So, it's perfect for people that hate being bogged down by the 250 chapter-long cultivation phase that always seems to occur in ancient c-novels.

The author did a great job with both the plot and characters. The plot moves at a good pace and character development occurs with reason so no sudden OOC-ness. I don't remember any major plotholes but there were... more>> two small things that bothered me a little (but that's just my own personal preference speaking so feel free to disregard me if it doesn't bother you).


The sudden inclusion of a wish-fulfilling, blood-sucking plant and a second transported villain was kind of weird. The plant had a deus ex machina feel to it but I'm overlooking it because the author did a great job blending different cliches together to make a interesting original blend. I only wish the author had explored the whole transportation thing more seriously since it would've been nice to let the heroine return home and clean up her situation back there. It's a bit sad that her body might be in an indefinite coma and her family/friends will never find out that she's fine in the other world. It was strange how her heart seems to stop beating in ancient times but not in modern times. That or time passes differently.




This novel is a happy ending. There really isn't much of a reverse harem since almost all of the secondary characters get their own adorable husband/wife. The author wrote side stories for two of the side couples (they're adorable) and it's pretty definite that everyone is in love/monogamous. Finally, a word to readers that might be scared of boarding the wrong ship: don't worry, the author literally builds the ship around you so, by the time the ship sails, you're already on the official ship.

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joun rated it
May 14, 2017
Status: --
The title explains how comical the situation is! But the story is more calm. The situation is making our "lead non-lead female"'s action very cute! This novel is just wonderful!

Very different of the other transmigration's stories: the female protagonist is sent in the novel that she is reading as the beautiful and domed to be cannon fodder female antagonist!

Her only hope to survive : playing low key (failing at it, completely), seducing the support male character (inadvertently seducing her husband by trying not to) and avoid the female lead (still... more>> waiting for her arrival).

Just READ IT! <<less
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Phrux rated it
May 14, 2017
Status: c14
Refreshing! Most of these reincarnator novels are full of people calling the MC trash and bullying and revenge plots and the such- in this one, the MC just wants to avoid all that stuff. A calm, adorable read!
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Aria rated it
May 14, 2017
Status: c14
Not the type of story for someone whose looking for serious read, but if you don't mind hilarious/weird stuff done by a modern girl who have no idea how things work in ancient china time, then this will make you snicker all the way~
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StayGoldIvesAnn rated it
May 15, 2017
Status: c18 part5
I've been reading a lot of Chinese Romance Novels but this is the first time I'm commenting here. I've read a lot of great ones and not so good ones but this story is the former; it actually got me hooked and I read all chapters that have been posted in one seating!

The story is light, upbeat and quite comedic due to the lead "non-lead female's" thinking and actions. I am very happy she's not an OP female, aside from being stunningly beautiful. Some elements of supernatural as well due... more>> to a talking plant (hope this is not a spoiler). She's very real in terms of her skills from the modern world and just wants to continue to stay alive by having the male supporting lead fall for her in the event that the prince male lead and the fiancee "female lead" gets together.

So far I'm really liking the story because her personal servant is very good and loyal to her. The old Madam looks to be warming up slowly and favoring her compared to the 3 other concubines. It seems even though there are currently 4 concubines and 1 fiancee in story, I'm thinking it won't be a harem since the male lead seems he will fall in love only with our lead "non-lead female". ✌️😊

Thumbs up to a great translation and also each chapters uploaded are quite long compared to other novels from Volare Novels so I'm super satisfied. Thank you and keep up the great work translation team at Volare. ❤️🤗

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SHIPPER rated it
May 20, 2017
Status: c29
If you like My Disciple Died Yet Again and Meow Meow Meow, then you will love this!

This is such a refreshing story! It has that mellow pace that keeps the story flowing seamlessly. I like how the chapters are not too short nor too long. It was perfect in a way you get something out of it every time. Chapter release speed is also A-MA-ZIiiiiING.

It contains unexpected twists to a plot told too many times before and this makes runaway brides observed by a side female character plot so... more>> unique.

Main character is quite pragmatic. She's emotionally blind though to a fault which was cute at first but now she will probably faint just cause she's one of those physically weak characters. She's more on the laying low, calculated clumsiness type with ulterior motives but even the readers cant tell at this point if she is hiding something or she is a SAINT.

Edit: She's a saint that can think.

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KKristen rated it
August 4, 2017
Status: c108
This is one of the better female reincarnation novels out there. The character development is realistic, the writing and pacing are great, and the setting/story have a lot of things that make them unique. If you are a fan of stories like Poison Genius Consort or MeI Gongqing, you will like this.


A 26-year old horticulturist is suddenly transported into the world of an online novel. But she's not the lucky female lead... she's the despicable concubine who was quickly beaten to death! Extremely wary of the main characters, she... more>> tries her best not to stand out and to quickly grab onto a strong supporter. But despite her attempts at seduction, the supporting male lead doesn't seem interested... and the main male lead seems to be misunderstanding something and paying more attention.


Despite many of the comments, I don't think this novel is all "fluff. " The relationships and feelings between the main character and the male leads develop very slowly. The male leads are hot (of course), but they're also rational and more "human" than she had expected from their descriptions in her novel. The side characters all have their own personalities that aren't the usual "good vs evil" extremes. The events in the story are easily believable, everything is explained well, and reading doesn't require suspension of disbelief. The story is also a lot less slapstick/too easy than a lot of other "reincarnated as the villain" stories.

Main Character:

The female protagonist is particularly likeable and unique. She's humble, self-deprecating, and unambitious. All she wants to do is survive until she can return to her own world. She also isn't the usual "young miss" or "new wife"; she's the lowest ranked concubine, already married to a man who is engaged to the female lead. She isn't really a pure, innocent, or kind-hearted angel, but she is a naturally good person who acts that way (without scheming) just because it may help her to survive.

Also, I really appreciate that her sensibilities as a modern-day, introverted, forever-single, plant-loving, working-woman are never forgotten. Her modern values, progressive approach to situations, and unique way of thinking are constantly referenced throughout the story. Being transported to another world has only changed her body, not who she is as a person. (Granted, she did become super beautiful.)

Despite this, she isn't OP at all -- she has only the bare minimum of future knowledge (limited to what she remembers from a novel she didn't finish), she isn't unusually well-spoken, she doesn't have an instant mastery over ancient manners and customs, and she has no special powers, skills, or knowledge. She isn't one of those characters who goes to the ancient world and somehow remembers how to make chocolate or invent the printing press. Her knowledge is limited to her former career (plants, a little carpentry, basic reading, writing, and math) and she never does anything that will make you say "WAIT. How does she know how to do that?!"


We still have a long way to go before the end of the story, but so far, this is definitely one of my new favorites. If you like any of the things I mentioned in my review, I absolutely recommend that you try it. <<less
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yuni rated it
July 26, 2017
Status: c106

  • The novel is NOT the usual "I got up in someone else body". It's unique and full of sugarly fluff.
  • The plot writing is pleasantly smooth and definitely make you want to read more.
  • MC is more realistic, ML is more manly, Villains are more hateful, Cactus are more thorny, and you will fall in love more with this novel.
  • The quality of the translation is so good and there's barely a mistake, even if there are it's not unbearable to read.
ps: do also read the comments on every chapter. ≫_<. I love all the commentators. You might even find a lovely new talents in between them.

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Dream Seeker
Dream Seeker rated it
July 1, 2017
Status: --
I usually don't enjoy comedy... but this is funniest thing I ever read

Things like " “You go out. Go boil tea. ” Come bring in tea after a while, and see if your mistress has been beaten to death. "

The main character... is crazy.
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Railman rated it
June 25, 2017
Status: c73
Look at that, 5 stars across the board.

So what does make this novel standout among the reincarnated female MC genre? The refreshing unorthodox MC, which is silent, timid but pure in all aspects, not domineering but still not a push over. Its like watching the slit eyed character like brok, gin or lau play the leading role.

We all know timid and silent types were usually looked down upon by other novels but thats what make this novel shine even brighter cause the cast actually appreciate her. Only thing... more>> I don[t quite like is how often she gets injured and how a chapter revolves around that, its ridiculous but kinda negligible <<less
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Nivi rated it
August 18, 2017
Status: c130
I really enjoyed reading this novel. The MC was refreshingly unique--while she appeared to be a naive and innocent concubine, she was actually a scheming and cunning young woman. This made the novel quite hilarious; it always put a smile on my face when the supporting characters and Long Heng (the male lead) misunderstood the mischievous BaI Xiangxiu.

BUT this very same fact raises an interesting question--does Long Heng really love her? In the novel, it's pretty obvious he is absolutely infatuated with the adorable, faultless, and innocent BaI Xiangxiu.... more>> But does he love the devious, calculating fox she truly is? Isn't his attraction all a lie?

Maybe the question is too deep for a light, fluffy novel like DCF. And honestly, I don't really care that much. I still LOVE this novel. I just hope he learns to love her for who she truly is.


Actually, Long Heng did have a glimpse of her true character in one of the first chapters. BaI Xiangxiu was walking with her maid while wearing a long skirt. She kept tripping clumsily and cursed, "Whoever that invented this long skirt was clearly trying to ruin the lives of females. His corpse deserves to be whipped a hundred times. A hundred times!"

Both Long Heng and Song Jiaoyue (supporting male lead) heard this loud proclamation, concluding that she was quite a violent concubine. In current chapters, however, both hold the opinion that she's a cute and innocent girl. So what happened to that incident? Did they just completely overlook it? Lmao.

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Ivivivi rated it
July 14, 2017
Status: c90
Actually I want to make 5/5 star but idk why it's make 4/5 and can't change it 😓

BTW this is my first time writing a review. I think this one could pass anyone must read list. The story is light, funny, lovable and I love the "lead non-lead female" (quote it from joun) usually I don't quite like weak MC but this one feel refreshing hahaha 😂

Thanks volare for translating this ❤ you guys awesome

I think Everyone reviews in here already sum up what my heart feel ❤
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JinVodka rated it
July 6, 2017
Status: c83
I totally love this novel and anticipated the next chapter everyday...

A transmigration story with no OP power. FMC is a modern woman and is likable, sensible, talented botanist and is so adorable. The ML is funny and different cause his not those usual black bellied ice block. Recommended this story for the comedy and the fan-comments it entails.

Just read it I recommend you will enjoy and have laugh in the side story comments made by readers.
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Fanya rated it
July 5, 2017
Status: --
Just another female transmigration story, is what I thought when I saw the summary. It's true, you've got your usual storyline, the ancient traditions, the extraordinarily beautiful MC trying to get out of things but somehow blunders here and there and always end up getting tangled with the cold male lead as well as a talking magical treasure.

What is different from other similar female-lead-in-ancient-orient story is that she's kind of normal. She likes gardening and doing woodworks, but she isn't one of those cold, ruthless female that's a genius... more>> at assasination/medicine/politics. She's rather timid and misses clues sometimes, trying to think of what other MC would do and trying to recall any poems or plotlines that would help her.

So if you like the female lead in ancient time stories, this is a nice read (well written and well translated). If you like the genius, headstrong female MC and get annoyed at the clueless/timid type, then try other stories.

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Miss Ruby
Miss Ruby rated it
May 25, 2017
Status: c36
Just started but this is such a wonderful novel. I hope it gets much better. Wholeheartedly recommend
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missycin rated it
September 9, 2017
Status: c161
Okay this could be a 2. 5

I was really looking forward to the story after reading the great reviews. I found both the MC and the ML increasingly less charming by the time the story hit chapter 40. I've gone from reading to skimming especially as it's a mish-mash of misunderstanding after the other.
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If you are a fan of fainting ladies, then this story is meant for you. 21st century 26-year old miss gets transmigrated, but why does she keep on fainting? I understand her real fear that the ML and his mother got her "character" killed, but she's kind of stupid with her ideas.

First, have the ML's best friend fall in love with her so she can run away or be later sold once the female novel lead and the ML gets together. For a supposed avid fan of of CN, that's a really dumb idea. Honestly, I don't think the author knew what to do with the MS's character.

One thing that is unique about the story though is that the ML though a prince and a war god is really bad in bed.

Alternative title: Doomed to Be Cock-blocked

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insteadofdeath rated it
June 6, 2017
Status: c47
A good, light read. The novel is about a landscape gardener who ends up in the body of BaI Xiangxiu, who is (as the title implies) a cannon fodder in a web novel. Luckily, this is a story that doesn't take itself too seriously--the heroine transmigrates by pricking herself on a cactus; faints frequently; and can't help but think of the people around her as their roles ("male lead" instead of Long Heng, for example).

I really like the heroine. She's smart but emotionally dumb. The distance between who she... more>> actually is and how others view her is hilarious. Her plans always go awry. The plot is entertaining and the situations she lands herself in are ridiculous.

(Of course, the real star of the show is Huo'er, the talking cactus.)

The characters' low EQ can get very frustrating, but that's really my only hang-up about this novel. Otherwise, it's fun, the translations are updated frequently, and the characters are pretty distinct from each other.

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Lola. rated it
May 18, 2017
Status: c26
Let me start on why I decided to start reading this novel. I look at the other recommendation, which is My Disciple Died Yet Again. If you read that novel, then you know how funny, unpredictable and highly addicting it is. With my blind faith in MDDYA, I start reading this novel

And it's true! First of all, this is a collaboration of a group of translators, so I'm quite confident on the speed of the translations. Second, I love unorthodox heroine. If you love Reika sama from Kenkyo Kenjitsu, you'll... more>> like the MC. Up until ch 26 there's no firm ship to sail, so everyone is free to ship the MC with either the Male Character or the Supporting Male Character <<less
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