As the Minor Gay Rival in Het Novels


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There are always four kinds of people in the traditional Mary Sue world. The Male Lead, the Mary Sue female lead, the woman who never wanted to see the female protagonist live a good life, and the infatuated man willing to destroy heaven and earth to get the female lead.

However, with the rapid expansion of the army of rotten women, there is also a growing type of character, and that is a man who is also infatuated with the male lead… This character is referred to as the gay guy. They share the same infatuation like the second man, also has a tragic end and works together in hindering the male and female protagonist’s love.

Fan Yuan has walked in every time and space playing the gay man. He had always enjoyed it, until one day, with superb acting, he made the male lead bent. O (╯-╰) o

Fan Yuan (affectionate confession): “I do not want to be your brother, in fact I have always loved you.”

Someone (fondly looking back): “Me too.”

Fan Yuan (⊙_⊙): “…”

You’ve got the wrong line, bro!

Associated Names
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BG wén lǐ de jī lǎo nán pèi
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New Seriously_Misspoken rated it
April 3, 2020
Status: c3 part2
I tried. Oh did I try. I really didn't find this novel good. But first, before I get into why I didn't like it, let me say that the translations were amazing, the translators did an great job!

As for the story, it's a QT. The MC is paired with a system, has to go to different worlds and act out as the gay rival, who tries to sabotage the protagonist and main lead's love life. However, the worlds he visits keep getting messed up because the main lead seems to... more>> always fall for him instead of the protagonist.

And now for why I didn't like this story:

  1. the system and MC's interactions were so dry. So dry I thought I was drinking a dry red wine.
  2. The ML is really.... boring? Like ok, he likes the MC no matter how he acts, but also doesn't regard him as a person who has to complete the mission of the world he is in. I wouldn't usually harp on this, I'm all for needy and possessive MLs, but man did the way of "handling" this drive me up a wall!
  3. MC is so boring AND DUMB. Let me say, I understand he needed to "act" out his roles in the worlds to get EXP to travel to different worlds and upgrade his system, but WHY WOULD YOU CONTINUE TO ACT IF THE WORLD IS ALREADY COMPROMISED!? That just seemed nonsensical to me. Shous who don't twist the worlds they visit into their bit*h make me incredibly sad.
Anyways, I feel like this was just not my cup of tea and it might just be me. If these points don't bother you, then you'll probably like this. I just didn't like it. <<less
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New gryffinpuff rated it
March 11, 2020
Status: c3 part7
Initially interesting story with MC transmigrating and the ML chasing - not many brain dead people in it, so the story's centered more around the two protagonists...

But by 3rd arc, the jokes are getting repetitive, ML is way too possessive and controlling and pretty much doesn't care about MC's feelings, MC-ML interactions are too forced. We barely see any story moving, everything is happening in the background...
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Cian-Chan rated it
May 11, 2018
Status: Completed
One of the most important parts of the story:

The very first part where MC died due to sickness. It is important because it was the start of the chase of the ML. That is also the last time that the script is done perfectly. It made me cry when it was the ML's point of view on the first world (this was done on the later parts of the story). To tell you a secret

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From the very first world, the ML already got bent by the MC


This story is about a straight MC's journey of trying to be a very good gay supporting male lead to finish the script and a bent (straight man turned gay) ML who keeps ruining the story just to chase after the MC.

The MC is very straight at the start but then gradually become bent as he pass other worlds. In the middle of the story, the MC still insists on being straight but at that time, he can only say that as a last defense even though he's already bent due to the things he and the ML did. He starts being accustomed to the ML.


The story later introduced that there are other "actors" and they come to the source world. It turns out the ML is the boss of the higher ups and is akin to Lord God. Then it turns out that the MC that seems to be a bit of a white lotus (because he always stop ML from destroying things) is a bad ass king in his first life and he sealed his memories because he wants to be the innocent and ignorant young man he used to be. It seems that sealing his memories made his soul weak so when he remembered his past, he became OP, too. Although I said these things, it is understated and played down. There are some things that I didn't say here.


You should read the story. Their interactions are interesting. The worlds may be cliché. If you already saw other quick transmigration stories, the genre of the worlds is pretty much the same. But the character development is nice. The plot is good. This is another good read for fujoshis/rotten women. <<less
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Emaris rated it
February 20, 2018
Status: c2 part3
Okay, It's really funny.

It's basically a man who keeps reincarnating as the the token gay guy doomed to fall for the male lead but never get his attention. As a straight man, the MC is quite alright with the fact that he only has to pretend to be in love with all the ML's...... until the ML actually falls for him.


It's fun to read and quite entertaining and the translation is pretty nice. It's just a fun little novel to read.
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rhianirory rated it
January 28, 2019
Status: Completed
This was better than I expected. The MC isn't diabolically clever, nor are the bodies he inhabits always beautiful. He's easier to relate to than some of the world hopping geniuses out there and seems a lot more normal and down to earth in the beginning.

The MC is also very straight (very dismayed about his new role), and unlike some of the other novels he doesn't suddenly become bent in half a story arc. It takes several worlds before he can even admit to himself that maybe he 'likes' the... more>> ML who keeps chasing him and ruining his story lines. It makes a nice change from the MC's who normally become bent in a matter of chapters, not story arcs, and hops right into bed. That doesn't mean there is no fluff, there is, it's just that this MC acts in a more logical manner than most, after all, this guy is messing up his job and he's the one being punished for it. <<less
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procrastination_day rated it
March 29, 2019
Status: c1 part8
The premise is fun. MC though not gay has been promoted to become a the role of the Minor gay Rival in Het novels. It's also fun when the author points out the inconsistency and illogicality of the cliche situations in said Het novels which are then prompt brushed aside.

Something odd happens, however, and the plots start to derail completely seeming to transform into BL novels which revolve around the MC. Who who laments and complains about it to his system. Said system often notices that something is off before... more>> the MC does but usually keeps quiet about it.

So far this story is pretty average though the premise gives it a little freshness. Making it a fun read. 3.5* <<less
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Sceer rated it
July 22, 2019
Status: --
[After a long time, Fan Yuan's soul finally returned to his body. His voice trembling, he said, "Xiao Wu, I seem to have unintentionally made the male lead bent... "

"Ding. I can see that."]

LOL the system is so blunt.

There are good and bad times in the story. Overall, it bored me as I kept on reading. This would probably be the last time I'll read BL with "straight" MC. They end up lackluster.
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Scaranpannoir rated it
July 8, 2018
Status: c2 part4
I've only read 2.4 chapters and I'm already hooked X3 MC is just one of your typical system-bound people, but he has a hilarious streak in him. I can imagine how cute this story will become in a few more chapters... (or a few hundred. *shrug*)
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Saikick rated it
January 8, 2020
Status: c4 part10
I can't bring myself to like the typically controlling, possessive ML and his overbearing habits (it just reads as abusive to me, no matter what).

The worlds are fairly basic and the story seems to avoid any particularly clever points (such as explaining a scheme or tactic rather than just vaguely referring to its existence and use without any details) which results in somewhat plain atmosphere.

With the story and the characters both somewhat lacking, I can't give this one a good review; I merely hope the ML grows up in nature... more>> before the end of the story. I couldn't bear to keep reading it myself. <<less
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ike_00000 rated it
July 5, 2019
Status: c3.1
Characters: 4.7/5

The MC is humorous and logical, refreshing compared to many MCs where they remain a dense white lotus. He has his tasks and wants to accomplish it, and reacts appropriately when things don't go as planned. I also like the author's slow revealing of the MC's true feelings towards ML. The ML is definitely super black-bellied, very much the classic might and possessive ML troupe of Chinese webnovels. Their relationship at this point has yet to deepen, so I'm excited to read future chapters.

Also I'm SO happy that, so... more>> far, we see ML gradually falling in love with MC in every world (hopefully this continues / isn't a misunderstanding!!). Like it's the same person but his memories don't come back to him until some point? Or maybe he's just acting the character of someone slowly falling in love with MC every time, but either way it makes me happy since many other stories it's "ML and MC immediately pick each other out". I fear that this story will probably become like that too, but at least up to now it's not.

Plot: 4.5/5

It's the classic world-hopping troupe. So far, none of the worlds has been particularly unique and special, but I'm a sucker for the classics anyway. Most importantly, there's no inconsistencies within its setup, so it flows pretty smoothly (compared to eg. I'm Scattering IQ [..] where ML always has full IQ the moment he sees MC anyway). MC reacts realistically in the situations he faces, given the circumstances and his feelings, and it doesn't feel forced by the author. The over-arching explanation of his actor role is also coming earlier than other world-hopping novels, and seems quite interesting.

Writing / Translation: 5/5

No problems at all, clear and coherent. The story flows smoothly and the pacing is good. As always, Chrysanthemum Gardens does a good job of explaining the subtleties of Chinese language where relevant to the story to enhance understanding and enjoyment. <<less
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darlingv rated it
March 26, 2019
Status: Completed
The novel was very interesting in the start, then things got sort of stale in between and started getting interesting again towards the end. It's cute how MC would get annoyed with ML because of the constant plot deviations in his missions. ML is the typical OP, possessive, overbearing type, which at first was a little endearing but towards the end it was a too much for me. MC likes being spoiled by ML and gives into ML's possessiveness eventually. I just didn't like how ML doesn't allow MC to... more>> like or care for anyone or anything else (he's not allowed to have friends, family, pets that he cares for). The worlds are your standard ones, with little variation. Overall this is more of a 3.5 but I rounded it up instead of down because the novel has its funny, cute and fluffy moments. I'm just disappointed that some questions remained unanswered about MC's past.


I wanted to know more about his past when he was known as Danwen.

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lukibunny rated it
November 29, 2019
Status: c3 part10
I love... quick transmigrationals novels. But... I have given this novel 3 different tries and all 3 times I got really bored.. I just can't seem to get into it. The plot is so rushed, things just happens.. and you are told about it afterwards. Like the 3rd arc.. I was literally confused what happened... and the arc was over! I had to read the extra that retold the story in a side character's view to realize what happened.. That's just bad writing.. How does this have a 4.4 rating... more>> is beyond me. <<less
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ResidentialPsycho rated it
August 10, 2019
Status: c3 part8
This is a fun, standard transmigration BL series. The comedy is good. I love how realistic the MC's reactions are to everything. He points out the plot holes and illogical inconsistencies in the Mary Sue novels he's taking part in, so he feels more real than other characters in similar novels.

The reactions the MC's deaths in various worlds was tragic and made me tear up, making this one of the greatest strengths in this series. If these feelings of tragedy, desolation, and regret appeared more often, I think this series... more>> would be better.

That said, there are some definite weaknesses that cut down the appeal of this series. First of all, the ML is the standard possessive, overbearing, stalker-ish, over-powered elite with a status much higher than the MC's, so they can't really treat each other as equals. This trope is so overdone that I'm sick of it by this point. Additionally, the MC keeps insisting he's straight when he's obviously not as straight as he thought he was. Denial can only go so far before it becomes annoying. Another blatant weakness is in the arcs of each world. The MC has his script prepared and just has to follow along, so he doesn't have to take independent actions or think creatively on his own, which drastically limits the suspense and excitement a reader can get from the narrative. The plot lines aren't as intense as they could be. The plots for each arc are fairly weak and so is the action.

The strengths and weaknesses balance out each other so far, so it's still working out. That said, I'm hoping the plots for future worlds picks up more. It'd also be great if the series gave a stronger feeling of creativity or originally or even really made the narrative its own. <<less
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Karumin rated it
May 25, 2019
Status: c2 part7
I'm loving every part of this one! The MC is likeable and not OP, and it's funny see him struggling to accomplish his role in the novels. The ML is kinda S, but I still like it. It's nothing unbearable.

The systems are cute, and that is point too (⌒_⌒)

Ah! On the side, I really really like how the author can add his fair amount of good angst. It kinda got me by surprise and I cried a bit cuz I liked both the... Ahem! I better not spill the... more>> beans, though this is part of the first chapters. I don't wanna spoil the ride to anyone

_ (:3 」∠) _

BUT BE AWARE that this is a slow romance, hence the MC is not madly in love with the ML yet. In fact, the MC is still embracing his straightness regardless of being promoted to be a gay minor side character.

And that's good! It's a good change from others novels ♥ <<less
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Friederike rated it
May 19, 2019
Status: c2 part6
I cannot stress how much I love a certain trope in this novel! The trope is ... more>>

the fact that both of them are transmigrators, plus the ML is apparently a senior and is just messing up the plot for kicks because he loves the MC

. I've entertained that trope a few times before, but this is my first time actually encountering it— and it is as every bit as juicy and dramatic as I'd hoped for!

Regarding the plot itself, I think it's neat. I had the feeling that the first arc was rushed since we are still unaware of how the male lead fell in the first place. I still think that HDS is the crowning glory of comedic in Chinese danmei I've read along with maybe Scum Villain and Scum Shou Survival Guide. However, this is enjoyable on it's own and bears promise.

The ML is really cool! I hope to see more of MC ML bonding moments together. ლ (´ڡ`ლ) <<less
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