Heroic Death System


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“I curse you to never die in peace!”

Thus, Shang Ke started a never-ending (forced) cycle of constantly throwing away his miserable life.

He would always show himself as a martyr while letting others cry over his death.

It was because of a woman’s curse that Shang Ke was hit by a car and turned into a human vegetable. This led to him becoming bound by an unlucky system in which he was cursed to die. The most unfortunate part was that he never cheated on anyone’s feelings. The reason for why he was cursed by a woman was because of a guy named Qi Chen. Qi Chen was a ladies man, and he would always use Shang Ke as an excuse to break up with any woman that he was with. As a result, Shang Ke was always blamed for the breakups. Since then, the main character could only be forced to cross into different worlds. He would thus experience for himself, the hero’s “thrill”.

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New AnonymousWildAster
January 16, 2020
Status: Completed
The main reason why I got so invested in reading this was because of ... more>>

Snowy-san's English translations.


The book was really decently undeniably good.

Everything you were looking for a transmigration novel is almost here.

The reason why Shang Ke transmigrated would be further explained when it's around Arc 11/12 (?).

Also the last Arc was

the First World where he was comatosed due to his friend.


There would also be a big reveal at the last arc that would make you

“Eh?????? Nani? ? ? ? ?
And also Shang Ke still have to be heroic on that last arc.


The ending was as @iceflecks said: “OPEN-ENDED”.

I felt tired all of a sudden after reading the ending.

I had hoped that it have another extra chapter but author-san made it clear that


Pretty much saying that let's just rely on those fanfics, to get the ending that we really want.

And some people would obviously be doing it. :) <<less
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New BaiYihan rated it
January 11, 2020
Status: c77
I love this series! The missions the system gives the MC are great. He's forced to sacrifice himself over and over and the arcs make it so funny. The ML gives himself away with a mole on his hand (which is kind of confusing since he's a soul) so I feel like it's less harem-y.
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February 2, 2018
Status: Completed
At last! At last someone finally picked up this novel! To those who like Quickly Wear the Face of the Devil, this novel shares a similar premise.

MC transmigrates to many different worlds (ie. ABO, fantasy, zombieland, sci-fi, etc.) but not always as a human, heh. And as stated, he has the duty to die heroically, hence the tragedy tag. So be prepared for lots of drama and misunderstandings.

The ML is in the same mould as ML from QWFD, super possessive. In fact, you kinda pity him as he keeps losing... more>> MC time and again, which doesn't do great things to his mental well-being.

I'd been hoping it would be picked up, and I'm grateful a high quality translator did, thank you! <<less
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Arisana rated it
February 11, 2018
Status: Completed
DEM ONION NINJAS!!! I don't know how many times I cried while reading this story. This novel has EVERYTHING! Fluffy, heartwarming, heartbreaking, etc. So so so good! I enjoyed reading the arcs very much. Like the title suggests, this is about the MC dying heroically. And yes, he did it flawlessly. You'll feel sad for the ML. *sigh* I shed a bucket of tears everytime I finish the arcs because the way the MC died was just...

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I really like the character development of the MC. He was just a simple guy trapped by the system and then he grew up to an awesome - omnipotent - character. Oh and, he was straight at first but then he became a freaking seductress. LOL


I liked the ending. It had a proper closure. This story is just so beautiful. <<less
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MofuMofu rated it
February 3, 2018
Status: Completed

I DONT BELIEVE IT!!! SOMEONE FINALLY TRANSLETED THIS!!!! This novel is very good. If u love QWFOD, this novel will greatly satisfied your taste!!!

Every world is damn suck! I pitied the ML very much.... MC will ALWAYS died in this novel, so it will be particularly tear-jerking. BUT DONT WORRY!!! The author is not that abused to his own character. MC WILL GET BACK TO THE BAD END STORY AND MAKE IT HAPPY END, soo your fav arc wont get end bad. BUT IT WILL GET HAPPY END IN LATER CHAPPIE SO BE PATIENT AND KEEP READING.

I very much like the first arch and for me this is the most tear-jerking event. And I love the dolpin arch, if I am not forget, its in 9th arch. This story is soo damn excited. Ohhh and dont forget the 2nd and 3rd arch. 2nd arch is very very much make me want to slap the MC. and in the 3rd arch I am very very much feel heart pain for ML caused his beloved brother (MC) is blown up in front of him. YESS. BLOWN UP!!!

That is. Hope u can read it cause this is a great story. I am very much recommend this, and assure u this is not fall back with QWFOD. ^_^

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Tintl rated it
February 3, 2018
Status: Completed
I, personally, love angst with heavy fluff and HE, and this story gives me plenty of that, BUT, I emphasis once again, with HE!

There is a redo for each time he dies tragically and MC falls in love with ML with each passing arc, which I totally love.

I really recommend this, even to straight readers since the s*x is not explicit (kinda sad 😞 ‘bout that #FujishiHere) and is pretty blurry, and if you really can’t bear,... more>> you can just copy paste it and replace the ‘he’ pronouns with ‘she’, which will make it more confusing but works. <<less
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Silver Raven rated it
February 6, 2018
Status: v3c25
Warning for all with weak heart and sensitive soul (like me, but maybe I'm an M) : this stories revolves around a guy who's trapped with the system and have to play the role of cannon fodder who's have to die, every ark (Its not spoiler since its already stated on the very first chapter).

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Ark1 make me cry yet laughed a lot, but ark2 is the most heartbreaking one I cried like a f*ckin' baby.


For Snowy-sama. I gave my most sincere gratitude for translating this series and for making me squeal with joy whenever I saw the update and cry like a little s*it at the end of the ark, cutting my heart until its bleed. So, thank you. :) <<less
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kkaral7 rated it
February 11, 2018
Status: v1c30
Amazing!! Very similar premise as Quickly Wear the Face of the Devil. MC is reincarnates into many different worlds but is forced to die heroically in each world. ML is the same in each word, and he is possessive of MC :) Novel Updates says only 2 chapters out but there are really 30 chapters out as of right now! There is humor and lots of fluffy moment, the translation is really good and clear. Go read this!!
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modifi123 rated it
September 15, 2018
Status: c50
The story is okay and makes you want to keep reading, the usual transmigation novel - except that the MC dies everytime and 30% of the story is describing the MC as a male god. It started out quite nicely but then the ML turned into your typical possessive dude that forces himself on the other. Why is this type of character so popular? It's pretty much Stockholm Syndrome.
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Rosanette rated it
July 13, 2018
Status: c19
I absolutely love the premise. So far the story is awesome.

Not really here to review but to let others know that Snowycodex has been repeatedly going down. SnowyTime pretty much said that they keep tryna fix the site, itll work for a couple hours, then go back to being down.

SnowyTime says thats for now we should just expect the site to be down for the rest of the month. They will keep tryna fix the problem.

... more>> All of this is info I got from stalking forums on here.

Weve entered a dark time my brethren, we must remain brave for the coming weeks. <<less
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February 5, 2018
Status: c98
As the tittle said, died heroically in every task world. Quite a few times to save ML which sometime make me think the ML is quite weak. One thing I felt a bit dissatisfied is how we cannot know what happen afterward in each world after MC died. I mean, in some world, did antagonist characters luckily go around after MC died or they got their retribution. Plus, what about the ML who very much in angsty everytime MC died. Edit- well, after a few more chapters ahead, dont worry,... more>>

u got to know what happen to each world after MC died, and without doubt, ML is so damn miserable without mc

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Saikick rated it
December 25, 2019
Status: c134
I'm uncertain why the page only lists translations up to 67ish, when the actual project has them to 134, but so far the story is enjoyable enough.

I quite dislike the typical forceful ML who will basically r*pe the MC (with consent, but still forceful) to get his way and doesn't see anything wrong with that; in some worlds he's better than in others, but overall this issue will always bug me in a lot of the BL genre.

The worlds are fairly fun, some more interesting than others, and I quite... more>> like the chances of revisiting them to fix the endings. The MC is likeable though quite OP. Overall a good story despite some of its shortcomings. <<less
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PotatoCakes rated it
January 14, 2019
Status: Completed
This is a lower quality version of "Quickly Wear the Face of the Devil". The MC is more annoying and the sub-stories are less interesting. The MC doesn't ever take the initiative, which often makes the ML very rapey. If you're looking for more after reading QWTFOTD, this is a might be an okay fit.

The story is composed of multiple sub-stories where the MC & ML reincarnate into multiple different universes. The main plot in this story is the MC is an unfortunate character that needs to die a "heroic... more>> death", which typically is just to complete the mission set out by the system. The unique flavor of this novel is each sub-story is told twice, once with a Bad Ending (first run) and once with a Happy Ending (revisit).

While the novel overall is labeled "Happy Ending (HE) ", I would categorize it as ambiguous.

I disliked the ending immensely. I would have strongly preferred the childhood friend mentioned in the intro text to be the ML. Also, his "heroic death" in the IRL world felt unnecessary. The last chapter (275) was ambiguous and confusing.


Overall, would not recommend unless you are a superfan of QWTFOTD. <<less
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lizabernal96 rated it
April 19, 2018
Status: c274
I love this story, it so interesting my second favorite after Quickly wear the face of the devil. The only thing that I did not like much was the end, as it was kind of rushed and something was missing. It would have been better if they could go back to they original life as immortals. But it was good.
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Ritu rated it
March 11, 2018
Status: --
This is freaking awesome. I did not expect it to be so good. Highly recommended.

This is the 2nd novel I'm reading translated by snowy codex. They do an amazing job at translating.

FYI, the translators don't post the chaps here on novel updates even if they have already translated the chap, cuz its still unedited. So you might think that there are only a small no. Of chaps, there are actually a lot more.
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FruitPunchBushi rated it
December 26, 2019
Status: c134
This is one of my favourite BL novels! Totally recommend it!

It has everything you want: fluff, angst, heartwarming, heartbreaking, etc.

The worlds where the MC transmigrates to are very original in comparison to other QT novels (shoujo included) and the system is literally a system. It's an AI and he does not show any feelings and only follows the "rules" so it may seem a bit cruel in comparison to other systems.

The way our MC transmigrates has rules he needs to follow so it's not like "oh, just counterattack the male/... more>> female protagonist or get revenge for the body you transmigrated in". That's what I like about it, it's different to other novels. Our MC doesn't only have to complete the missions while trying to stay alive but if he dies he needs to die "heroically".

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erikvio rated it
November 28, 2019
Status: c124
Reading this novel is exhausting.

It follows ShangKe, who's tasked to die heroically in various QT worlds.

His ends are quite tragic and emotionally traumatizing. I have a deep hatred for this system. It's just unbelievably cruel for relatively meager rewards, imo. The situations SK finds himself in and the choices he's forced to make for the system are abhorrent and emotionally/mentally/physically abusive. Downtime between worlds is also extremely isolating and draining. Thinking about the premise of this novel and the system, there's just very little to be happy about.

The thing that... more>> keeps me going is the MC, who is just so steadfast and bright amidst all this tragedy. He suffers so much and still remains positive. You can't help but root for him.

The ML...I can do without. I like him better in some worlds than others, but the obsessive beastly yandere CEO trope churns my stomach. I kind of liked seeing him suffer, but I don't really think anyone should suffer like that, and especially not when his suffering is tied to the MC's extreme suffering and death.

There are undeniably sweet moments between them. The ML just isn't my favorite person.

After a certain point, the leadup to 'falling in love' becomes perfunctory and basically defaults to 'ingrained in the soul/love at first sight' followed by the ML overbearingly cementing the relationship. I feel like this is a missed opportunity, tbh. The chase is where most of the interesting fluff is, since their domestic scenes are usually just very aggressive love making, food, and time skips where we're told they're happy. It gets boring after a few arcs.

The non-stop tragedy with the occasional bittersweet moments is exhausting to read through. I felt a lot of anger and sadness reading this, and I'm not sure if the fluff and occasional joke is enough to counteract these bitter emotions.

Some arcs are written better than others from a pacing perspective, and they carry more weight/impact. Some of the arcs are just plain weird, but that's subjective.

3.75/5 <<less
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LIght Novel San rated it
March 19, 2018
Status: c39

The arc of Faith made my heart bled!!!! I hate those f*cking haters for bullying him!! But my favorite arc was when he was supposedly inlove with the younger sister of his lover. It was a bittersweet love story but in the end he died because of that f*cking little sister and that stupid Older brother of his! The line of the ML was really heartwrenching!

He said to his younger sister was like this:" You are my sister, I cannot hate you but I will never forgive you."

He (ML) also hate his lover's brother because he thought that her sister and his lover is the ones who killed him (MC), indirectly and he hated his sister for having the MC's undying love even sacrificing his little life.

I really hate the sister cuz she thinks that the MC's world revolves around her.

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Smarshum rated it
February 4, 2018
Status: v3c4
I love this novel! It is super fun to read and it is not as sad as you would expect from a main character who dies all the time in several different tragic ways (: in fact almost all of the novels being translated at SnowyCodex. Com are a really good read, unfortunately there is not enough chapters for most of the books) : only about 5 to 50 chapters :/ but there will be more later!!!! (Hopefully) also if you are wondering about the translating quality this book is... more>> really well done and has almost no mistakes (: <<less
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DarkAngel268 rated it
January 11, 2020
Status: c149
While the novel is great, there is one thing that made me deduct two stars from what could have easily been rated five. I'll mention that in the cons, but before that, I'd like to mention the things that I liked about it.


    • The Main Character: He's not really OP and has to work to obtain the talents that he has. The arcs truly aren't easy and it makes you sympathise with his situation. He's a genuinely nice and kind person, which makes the appeal of this novel go up by several levels. I can assure you, if he wasn't the way he is, I wouldn't have enjoyed the novel as much as I did. I also enjoy the fact that he keeps becoming progressively more outstanding as the missions pass.
    • The Arcs: Very interesting arcs and completely based on new ideas. They are original and the new things certainly are very interesting to read and explore through.
    • Realism: This novel does not promote the stupid concept of world-hopping being easy. It's hard, you die, there is no time to relax, and the MC still emerges with a pure heart. The system is an as*hole and I love that he isn't the "cute systems" you usually see to increase the kawaii-factor. It's nice.

    • The Male Lead: He is the reason I removed two stars. He's such a f*cking bad character, I dislike him immensely. I have my reasons, of course. He rapes the MC in almost every arc, doesn't regret it and enjoys it. He loves to force the MC and somehow bed him. It's clumsily masked and portrayed as something acceptable and cute. He's a yandere. Especially in arc "I am an evil pen", he literally imprisons the MC when they meet, threatens the MC to sleep with him and when he denies, he forcefully rapes him. And then the next day, he looks that his cowering body (MC is acting, but still) and goes "he looks cute". It's clearly written that he knows what consequences forcing himself upon MC would bring but he says in the same sentence that he doesn't regret and would do it, given the chance. I hate this. This glorifies r*pe and abuse. I hate his character. He gets progressively worse as the arcs go on and I bet it's a character setting. Even if it's a character setting, I absolutely loathe it.
    • Edit: I'm on the next arc Re: A + A and the ML is a darling. I don't hate this one. I think my dislike only emerges when he is his yandere self who enjoys forcing and raping but there are a few arcs where he's a sweetheart, like in this one. What a bag of mixed feelings. But I did not like him in the "I am an evil pen" arc, not at all.
It's not bad, far from that actually. Even though I find him to be a prick, I will continue to read the novel since it's a pretty nice read; I'll just have to bear with his existence. You've been warned though, his behavior is pretty crazy. If yanderes who rape, threaten, and force their lovers are your thing, go for it.
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Anami01 rated it
November 23, 2019
Status: v1c1
This is one of the best novels I read. In the span of 6 months I already read more than 80 novels, but this is in my top 5. A definite read. It has romance, plot, tragedy, comedy and the author is innovative. I especially like the second arc Q^Q, I don’t even remember how many times I reread it.
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dtfyg rated it
October 30, 2019
Status: c30
I go into each one of these novels hoping for actual decent writing and structure, but I guess the yaoi writing community is not past writing fanfic level stuff yet.

Now before I get DMed by a bunch of ppl, there are some BL novels with decent plot. Its just that once you realize the relationship and personalities of the ML and MC are the exact same as every other BL novel, its kinda hard to enjoy it.

Having read pretty much every BL/shonen ai on this site, I have to say... more>> this type of novel is more like porn than an actual novel.

This is the type of novel you pick up when you've had a long day and you just want instant gratification.

The premise is so overused that cliche is an understatement. Reincarnate with system continuously while the same ML slowly becomes more aware and possessive, etc.

I really wish someone would write a novel where the MC meets a different type of man in each world and learns something new about himself and what he wants to be or becomes more accepting of his sexuality in each new world. But I guess its too much to expect character development other than -> ML increasingly possessive, MC -> increasingly in arbitrary love with ML in a BL.

If you want some quick instant gratification, this is 3.5 - 4/5

Otherwise, if you're looking for actual story, character development, a decent plot, this is a solid 1 - 1.5/ 5

Edit: Read to ch 80 or so, novel gets more garbage as it goes. Or if you're reading it to satisfy your masochist cravings, it gets better I guess.

Plot armor becomes more apparent as bad things start happening to MC for the dumbest of reasons. Everything feels even more forced than before. A few new fetishes are introduced: Bestiality, incest, ABO, etc

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