This MC Is Kickass

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Novel’s Synopsis:

While creating her character, the game’s system randomly generated a “unique” name for her.

To avoid being recognized by her friends in reality, Shen Jingbin went for broke and made her in-game character look as ugly as possible, turning her into the ugliest character in the game.

But who would have thought that these days, even NPCs would judge her based on her looks! What should she do now?!

Thankfully, she had enough luck to overturn that. Hidden quests, amazing pets and top quality equipment were all lined up for her taking.

Even male gods were offering themselves up to her!…

TLer’s Synopsis:

If you’re looking for an epic saga where the MC trains hard to build up their strength and overcome their challenges, then look away!

This MC Is Kickass revolves around our protagonist who, for the sake of not being recognized by her friends in game, ended up creating the ugliest character in the popular virtual reality online game, . Through a strange twist of fate, this led to the game’s system granting truckloads of Luck on her as a reward for her “achievement”. Then, with her prodigious amount of Luck, our protagonist goes on to take the world of by storm through a series of fortuitous events.

At its heart, this novel is a light-hearted read that puts humour at its forefront. To that end, some parts of the novel may come off as “broken” in a game, but that’s all for the sake of furthering the novel’s premise of being a story that everyone can laugh along with.

This MC Is Kickass average rating 3.9/5 - 141 user ratings
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Quánxí wǎngyóu, zhège nǚ zhǔ diǎo zhà tiān
This MC is Kickass
全息网游,这个女主屌炸天
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Flufflebutter
New Flufflebutter rated it
October 4, 2017
Status: c61
I thought this would be a fun comedy at first, and while I did derive some enjoyment from the story, it is on the fast track to joining the dropped pile.

This is a little VR story that makes it quickly obvious that the actual game will only ever play second fiddle to the shoujo elements which aren't that good either.

My gripes being:

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The MC is a complete Mary Sue. She may be ugly in game but she's extremely hot in real life, a brilliant martial artist and comes from a well off family.


Everything is also given to her. I understand it's an integral part of the 'comedy' but seriously. From gear to pets to guys, everything falls into her lap just cause. Hell she's barely played the game for two weeks and now she's already a lower upper class player? Also coupled with her amazing martial arts skills, she can piss off the rank 2 player when she herself is still a noob. I think that's pretty telling for how all future conflicts will go.


Next. The game itself sucks. Actually I can't judge since they glossed over most of it in favor of the siblings visit to grandpapas, and other real life things. I understand she has to be relevant to the #1 guild, but the worldbuilding is suffering because of it.


The humor is also falling flat, and though there is some character development. It's by the side characters. Q&S remains the enigmatic dude who's every girls fantasy and the MC the teenage girl who enjoys such fantasies. Like there was a part where they each exchanged a server wide downpour of roses for 10 minutes. Was it trying to be funny? Well it may have attracted a giggle or two, but there is a severe lack of comedy aside from people reacting to the Mc' S face or the rngesus events which feel forced as fuggles

There was a great amount of potential in the story, but it's execution was poor as well as its plot progression events.

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CoweyBell
New CoweyBell rated it
September 27, 2017
Status: c55
This makes me think of 1/2 prince and love 020 but this is a lot more interesting in my opinion. If you want something in between that, this is it.

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I love how the moment she sees that she can't be anymore beautiful, she immediately chooses to become ugly and the result was that she didn't even want her avatar anymore. But still she pushes on and her brother wishes she would stop playing. Her luck reminds me of the MC of the demon king chases his wife. She's so lucky that she practically finds gold with every step.

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Mizura
Mizura
August 22, 2017
Status: Completed
The summary is actually slightly misleading.

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It isn't really a story focusing on an ugly character who gets a lot of hot guys to fall in love with her in the game despite that. Rather, it's about a beautiful girl with a top family background in real-life who hooks up with a good-looking guy with similar family background. They're playing the same game, and he's the #1 player in-game. The guy eventually recognizes her in-game but she doesn't.


She logs into the game from time to time and triggers a few core quests in-game thanks to that. That's it.


The game itself, if it were real, is hilariously badly designed. The core quests and quest items essentially get monopolized by the main character and a few other players, so if any of these players were to decide to stop playing, the whole story would be ruined. It doesn't really help that the main character herself (and even the male lead) only log on from time to time, and always log off at very timely hours (like, what about all those players who play non-stop? Is this a pay-to-win game for rich guys to be hoarding so many top spots?).

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It's still entertaining though. The female lead does kick ass and the male lead is quite sweet to her. A lot of the story focuses on brain-dead rivals (most of whom are aiming for the male lead and not the female lead, oddly enough) or spending paragraphs describing how good-looking the two leads are though. :S <<less
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Nanashy
Nanashy rated it
August 19, 2017
Status: c29
Here comes a Nutjob!
Warning: this is my first ever review~ (edit: it seem it was my second)
Writing this after reading till chapter 22 (the latest at this point of time) ~

Are you tired of transmigrated heroines? Of those that came back to ancient china and have the bodies of previous idiots or disfigured beauties?

Then Welcome to "This MC is kickass" (TMK) ~
This novel follows Reign of the Hunters on the list of VMMORPGs with female protagonist, but the main difference is the fact that Shen Jingbin... more>> has almost zero knowledge on gaming + is super ugly in game (not much has been shown about the real life her, but I have a hunch that she must be from good looking to a beauty/goddess).

In my humble opinion this novel has good comedy. The interaction between her and her brother are entertaining, and I can't wait to see how she will communicate with the others. I guess the author has a mild perverted mind for some things, but all that is at the comedy-cringy level. How it will be in the future - who knows~ After she gains some more experience, skills and levels she might do other things to entertain us, but that will be the job of the future reviewers that will have the privilege to, eventually, mention those thing on their reviews.

After 22 chapters SJ is still not a kickass, but when she becomes one I am sure that she will be true to the title. So far her in-game character is true to the in-game name. The luck is majestic, I would say - cliched wuxia/xianxia level. Mind that it is not as if there aren't others in the game with high luck, it is just that she managed to beat the record with some points, and there are more privileges with her level of luck. The players before her getting into the game have gotten their bonuses from that, so her 'cheat' isn't that Heavenly-breaking/imposible.

About the synopsis, there are yet to come pets, equipment and male gods. So you can say that she is yet to become a Mary Sue, and hopefully she won't become one. *Checks tag list* Yep, there is still no "Reverse Harem" tag so rest assured!

P. S. The ship I boarded already left the dock, hopefully it is the right one.
Wish me luck~
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Spoiler

I am totally not writing this review cause for the extra chapter that translator-sama mentioned~

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paputsza
paputsza rated it
August 27, 2017
Status: c28
I don't know if I like the underlying message of "even if someone is ugly they can be powerful, strong, and kind*. "

*if they are actually beautiful

Its kind of saying that the rich and beautiful are actually rich and beautiful deep down and deserving of it thanks to their wonderful characteristics.

Other than that everything is good. Characters are nice, but the MC is way too op. Her only sad point is being a latchkey kid, but she's also like 25 now so I certainly don't care that she was... more>> taken care of by nannies and grandparents most of the week. This novel is full of highs and mediums, a veritable teacup ride of emotions.

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ladyartemis
ladyartemis rated it
August 20, 2017
Status: c22
I really like the novel so far. It kinda reminds me of half prince. However, in a different setting, but both is still good. I also like the MC, a really kickass MC indeed. Now I understand why her beautification limit is at the lowest and uglification is at the highest. Fufu, I look forward to read more chapters in the future. Thank you for this translators 😊
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kcao1199
kcao1199 rated it
August 20, 2017
Status: c23
Plot: The novel revolves around the female protagonist, who enters the game with a very ugly game character. Thus far, I haven't read any overtly complicated plot lines. The events that occurred are not surprising and can be expected, but there are various plot points that helps differentiate this novel from other vrmmorpg. Plotwise, not much has occurred. It's pretty straightforward.

Character: We are immediately introduced to various characters. The female protagonist is initially shown as a simple and funny character. We soon find out there is more than meets... more>> the eyes, which the author foreshadows and reveal pretty early on. The readers are introduced to many different character each with their own aspects. The character we are most familiar with is our main protag, and we can see how the author fleshed her out.

Setting: The setting has only been briefly discussed. The readers know it is a virtual reality mmorps. We know there are towns and sects involved in the game, but the setting hasn't really been expanded.
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The latest chapter so far reveals a new expansion to the game, so the author may have been simply setting it up for something like this.

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Writing: It can be difficult to judge an author's writing when it is translated with only two dozen chaps out. The author doesn't really focus on game play or the relations of others. The author focuses on the comedy of this novel. The novel has shown to be an easy read, and the dialogues are easily introduced. There isn't an overuse of exposition, so the readers are consistently entertained.

Overall, I can say the novel has been a fun read so far. I've only read up to the latest translation, so I can not tell how it'll process from here, but from what I've read, I can tell it is an easy read. It's not a complicated novel, and it's jammed packed with comedic moments and personality. It'll be the type of novel I typically can enjoy.

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Bloodyuuki
Bloodyuuki rated it
September 22, 2017
Status: c50
This story is amazing. It is funny and refreshing. I like how the author personalize the MC. Her personality, her strength and hr talent, theyre perfect along with the capable ml. The translation is also very nice and easy to read. Awesome♡
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ErrorEra
ErrorEra rated it
September 22, 2017
Status: c51
I want to see where the story is going, but yea, the synopsis was totally misleading. This story isn't about an ugly girl at all, she's pretty in RL. And kind of confuses me exactly why she chose to be ugly (ingame), and she seems to rubberneck between not caring about her ingame looks or not. And author can't decide if she should be just OP or brokenly OP. :P

Beginning started out really interesting, but now I'm honestly just waiting to read RL parts since the game side is too... more>> broken.

Story aside, the translators/editor are awesome, the writing style they used is very readable. :)

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Kimochi
Kimochi rated it
September 22, 2017
Status: c51
I love these MMORPG/virtual reality novels, but this one is particularly enjoyable. Although there are some typical cliches, I love how strong the female protagonist is and how she is not reliant on her looks to gain favor. She's very practical and thoughtful in her decision making. I enjoy reading how she's physically strong and talented, even in the world outside of the game. What makes this story particularly delightful is the way she interacts with her brother. I am also really enjoying the slowly developing relationship she has with... more>> the male lead. Can't wait to read more. I truly appreciate the time the translator/editor team is spending on this. Translations and grammar are all top notch, making this an enjoyable read.

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kuroyuki21
kuroyuki21 rated it
September 22, 2017
Status: c49
I'm not good at these sort of things and usually avoid them but this is an amazing work, and more people should know about it. If like light-hearted comedy then I sure you'll like this! Please give it a try.

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Piratemonkey
Piratemonkey rated it
August 20, 2017
Status: c23
So far I am a big fan of this novel. The most important thing to note about it is that it doesn't really take itself seriously and that makes it great. Very lighthearted style with the traditional OP MC taking the world by storm. Her OP abilities seem to stem from godlike luck granted by the system however.

Writing Style is good.

Currently can't say a whole lot about the characters as they are not really fleshed out yet

Overall I Recommend to anyone looking for a stupid comedy
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Alchyr
Alchyr rated it
August 20, 2017
Status: c23
If you're here for a VRMMO LitRPG style experience, look elsewhere. This is a novel (thus far) more focused on comedy, lighthearted non-serious adventure, and probably soon an op MC, and if not they're going to have op friends and go on fun and exciting adventures with their strength in this quest filled VRMMO world.

Writing is okay, not terrible, not amazing, just okay

MC gets stuff for free. Yes, this is (so far) that kind of novel, where probably everything that can go right will go right.

As far as... more>> (basically) slice of life VRMMO goes, it's okay.

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lumiere
lumiere rated it
August 20, 2017
Status: c22
This story is fun to read, it's easily enjoyable.

In the case of this novel, there is no reincarnation, no genius player, it's just a girl who got introduced to this game by her brother. The only ridiculous aspect of it, is that she got a 25 luck attribute when creating her character because she made herself very very ugly, I'm quoting:

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"F*ck, she’s definitely a special kind of ugly. She’s so ugly she’s practically setting a new standard for it"

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And the story is well made, the way it's written plays a big role in making it not cringy or a copy paste from other novels, so I can say for sure it has it own unique atmosphere.

The translation is amazing and the character are kinda cute especially the MC big bro♥

So definitely worth reading it! You will get hooked on it in just 2 or 3 chapters.

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KKristen
KKristen rated it
September 26, 2017
Status: c54
So far, this is an enjoyable but very average story. I would give it 3. 5 stars.

PLOT:

The premise itself is unique -- a girl joins a VRMMORPG game and the system automatically generates a weird name for her, Nutjob. She sets her appearance to the lowest level possible, becoming the ugliest character in the game. This unlocks several bonus awards that give her an unusually high amount of luck. She then proceeds to throw the game community into an uproar as she gains rare achievements.

EXECUTION:

The problem with this... more>> story is the execution. The character is obviously broken from the beginning, with OP levels of luck. That would be ok if this story was more comedic, but unfortunately, most of the "jokes" in this story fall flat. The main character's personality just isn't big or self-deprecating enough to pull it off. It would be one thing if she was completely serious and cold -- but she's not, and her casual inner commentary misses the mark in terms of humor.

MALE LEAD:

This story does have the standard male lead that most readers like -- the perfect guy who's one of the best players in the game, mysterious, and secretly hot and wealthy in real life. He quickly falls for the female MC for no reason at all (seriously, no reason other than that she's pretty and a little "different") and then tries to make her fall for him. The usual. There is no big reveal in which he discovers who she really is. He instantly knows her identity as soon as they meet.

FEMALE MC:

One of the biggest flaws with this story is the main character. Besides her personality being bland (not super funny, not super serious, lazy, doesn't like to be touched, not passionate about anything, but also not completely detached), she just isn't relatable.

This isn't a story about an average girl who becomes ugly in-game, or even a shy-but-hot-girl who becomes ugly in-game. This is the most beautiful girl in the world, who is super intelligent and a martial arts prodigy, with super successful and rich relatives, a full and close family with all living relatives, and who is so smart she never has to go to school. She has an average amount of gaming experience (she's not a noob or an expert), and because of her ungodly luck she never has to work for anything. Gifts fall from the sky into her lap, the hottest guy ignores her appearance and instantly likes her, and she received everything with zero effort.

I do want to add one good thing -- her in-game character is actually ugly. Not kind-of-ugly-but-in-a-cute-way, but seriously ugly.

CONCLUSION:

Overall, this is an easy read that has been translated very well. The characters and plot all lack depth, but it is still relatively well-paced and pleasant to read as long as you don't think very hard. It's a good story for readers who like Mary Sue characters.

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LuluLamp0
LuluLamp0 rated it
September 25, 2017
Status: c54
I like how the MC interacts with her brother, it shows how close they are. And I used to play MMORPG's so it's nostalgic for me. What I don't like is how they power level her at the start (I guess it's needed in order to get to the main plot.), it takes away the excitement in leveling up and the dangers you encounter along the way. All in all, I like the story very much :)
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Caarizna
Caarizna
September 25, 2017
Status: c54
This is actually enjoyable. Very refreshing and light-hearted. I can imagine the game aspects somewhat. But the story is easily forgotten, especially with the short chapters and slow translation. Don't know if one can really look forward to it. But all in all, still a good read. Thanks to the translators.

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sugarblizz
sugarblizz rated it
September 25, 2017
Status: c54
a very funny and light-hearted story.

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The MC is cool and doesn't like a crowded places. But seems like MC also quite shy when she is with ML.


I love how MC interact with her brother. That sibling relationship is hilarious.


after all the brother love to annoy MC and see MC changing expression.

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lilanimegrl
lilanimegrl rated it
September 22, 2017
Status: c51
If you've played mmorpgs before, this novel will let you reminisce back to your gaming days. Gives off A Smile Is Very Alluring vibes but is slightly different, doesn't seem to focus as much on romance or maybe it's just slower on romance development because I have yet to see any obvious sparks flying.

This is a good read to pass time. Story wise it's a fun but I just feel like the MC is too lucky (not OP though). Can't wait till the MC actually meets the in-game guild... more>> members (or have they met already?).

I'd give this a 3. 5/5 for the story so far.

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annon2016
annon2016 rated it
September 22, 2017
Status: c49
One of the rare few game oriented novels with a female protagonist.

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The MC is likable and the banter between her and her brother is one of my favorite aspects in the chapters that I have read so far.


Although all of the gains of the MC were attributed to her luck stat in the game, she has the skills to be first rate.


Hopefully the author will put them to use later in the novel.

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blazikens
blazikens rated it
August 20, 2017
Status: c23
(When it comes to CNs, I'm not a very critical or nitpicky person - I read these novels for pure enjoyment and I'm not expecting anything too in-depth. So my standards might not match yours, just a warning!)

So far, this story has been quite entertaining! The comedy is light-hearted, the characters so far are interesting enough, and I like reading everyone's reaction to the MCs insane luck and awful appearance. It's true that so far the MC hasn't done much and a lot of things have been handed... more>> to her, but considering how low-leveled she is, I'd much rather she'd be handed things to boost her to higher levels than go through 10+ chapters of training.

I don't know what else to say, I'm just here for the ride and to laugh at the interactions between the characters and enjoy the MC's OPness and ridiculous luck. I'd say read the first few chapters and decide if it's a novel for you! <<less
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dtim
dtim
August 19, 2017
Status: c22
First, the MC isn't an underdog. She's apparently the luckiest character in the game.

Second, it's worse than it sounds in some ways. As of chapter 22, she hasn't done anything aside from letting special quests fall into her lap. The story hasn't shown her fighting or crafting or even... I don't know... playing music (I played a bit of Age of Wushu).

I'm still waiting before I give it a final verdict but it's not looking too good right now.
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