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 - 341 user ratings
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New QueenAi rated it
July 19, 2017
Status: c96
This novel is awesome! Not your typical MC. Just a bystander who only wants to survive. Really funny characters. You will just want to cheer cockblocking everyone. Hahahaha.
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New SilentWatch83 rated it
July 19, 2017
Status: c97
All the glowing reviews are true and then some!

Funny and fluffy, a welcomed change from the norm from the usual rebirth/transmigration stories.

And the daily rate of updates are a blessing to us readers, anxious for more!

Go read this, you won't be disappointed.
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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 of c73:
The... more>> 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 domination, she's... more>> 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. <<less
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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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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 two... more>> 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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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. ❤️🤗 <<less
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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 unique.

Main... more>> 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. <<less
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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 at... more>> 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. <<less
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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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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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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 I don[t... more>> 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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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 actually is and... more>> 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. <<less
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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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MissQ rated it
May 17, 2017
Status: c98
So Funny! So Entertaining! The female character is quite naive and sometimes it's hard to tell if she's smart or dumb.

I feel bad for the supporting male and I can't wait for the

Wulin Alliance Head to appear!
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Kaytje10 rated it
June 29, 2017
Status: c76
Love it. Love her. Love the story.

Misunderstanding after misunderstanding which may seem repetitive but trust me it's not.

My advice. Go read and be amazed.
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meiberry rated it
June 23, 2017
Status: c227
I'm not done yet, but I have to say that I really love this story! It's a Light read. Basically this story starts out as pure comedy and then sets itself up as a reverse harem. Up until the recent chapters around 220, nothing ever really went wrong... everything went smoothly and happily for our main character. She's super cute and pretty nice. It is really a pleasure to read. Total escapism. I am just stopping around 227 cuz I read this purely for the fun, and I think that... more>> the challenges are starting to get steep...

Chapter 220~ spoiler:


Basically another person from her time also appears and they are literally fighting in a war opposite each other and this person is like a lot smarter than her... Idk, I've been skimming the recent chapters because there hasn't been much Li Wang and Bai Xiangxiu time ;_; I picked up this for the romance but the romance has been waning in recent chapters. Plus, since they really got together and mutually loved each other and everything, it feels like the plot has exceeded its raison d'etre... you know what I mean...? or I'm just a lazy reader


If you know a little bit of Chinese, you should download the Pleco phone app or use website to read the Chinese chapters!

One serious critique that I have is that the story gets Super sexist. There is some seriously ridiculous slut-shaming. This is nothing new to Chinese light novels, but warning to those who have higher standards.


The poor "original main female lead" ends up a villain and her "downfall" is that she ends up having a lot of sex with many different men. BOOOOO!!!

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Narutolvr rated it
June 23, 2017
Status: c70
Honestly, just read it. All the reviews are completely correct; it's a great novel with a ton of great things that make it so great. But I think what gets me so happy about it is the fact that the MC is so real. It's fun reading about super cold blooded assassin characters or geniuses who just so happen to know how to save people with 2 stalks of grass and a rock despite having grown up with all the trappings of modern technology. But suspending all that disbelief gets... more>> tiring.

In comes BXX (our heroine) who transmigrates to a random fodder in her current LN obsession, who, while trying to be the supporting character with the least presence, ends up unwittingly replacing the female lead in the story's plot, hooking guys (and girls) like flies to honey. Add to that the fact that she still continues to observe the events unfolding as if she's still a side character, her snarky, sarcastic comments about the characters' personalities, and the fact that she, a 26 year old virgin (original body) avoids the male lead's advances in a way that won't get her beaten to death, and you've got a story you would regret not reading. But, as stated by others, I'd recommend waiting until it's completed before diving in because the wait will make you want to rip your hair out. Or just hang out in the comment section making fanfics with the rest of us :P <<less
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