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 agathe
March 25, 2020
Status: Completed
It’s a 3.5, Well, it’s not too deep, and there’s reflection on life or philosophy, the characters are a bit better than paper thin, but the variety of universe is pretty nice, making for fun and mostly original worlds hopping.

The relationship between the character is mostly cute and ok - if you can live with many BL stereotype, and by that I mean, one man and one « female » man - it’s not excessive but appart from boyish skills, the MC is still having a lot of « good... more>> wife » attributes (infinite care and patience for a buzzling hyper child.. Oups I meant husband - Thankfully, it is still low key, it’s more like a flavor than a plain boring narrative.

Despite this not too fascinating premise, I appreciate the fact that the MC is neither OP or totally powerless, and the relationships are mostly balanced too.

The « heroic » part make him de very non ambiguous good guy, but the story invitation for tragedy actually add lots of possibilities for different kind of endings, and a few surprises. Added to the pretty original universe, while it certainly won’t be too deeply remembered, it still made for an enjoyable read

I seriously could have done without the quasi s*x episodes : they add nothing to the story, and the « quasi » part make for an awkward addition (it actually add to the « male/feminized male thing, with the usual one is a hungry beast thing, but at least, the other one still enjoy thankfully). Maybe some readers will appreciate the very non explicit/explicit addition, but I usually don’t understand the narrative purpose (except maybe in the last arc, because it actually does have a story interest), but in all case, that or an ellipse would be the same. Well at least, it is Pretty much integrated in the story, and it is in no way disruptive of the storytelling which is a good point.

That’s about it, I did not cry bucket, as it did not play so badly on my heartstring. I certainly shed a few tears here and there as i’m a super little heart when it comes to sad things, but it never was unbearable : it is within the calculation of the protagonist. If I think a bit, there quite a few horrible things but I don’t know, it feels a bit distant in way ? Maybe because the MC is himself is very detached from all of that, it certainly removes you a bit from empathizing too much ? So depiste the title, and quite a few tragic episode, it did not feel like a tragedy either :) <<less
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New kaye_empheral rated it
March 24, 2020
Status: c157
I love this novel and hoped for Shang ke being able to visit all the previous worlds that he will obtain given by the system as he continue his journey. I am looking forward for the update, for who knows how long. I'll persevere patiently!! 爆! 爆! *\ (☆□☆) &Gt;
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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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Peachyxist rated it
February 7, 2020
Status: Completed
I would always come back and try to remember if I’ve ever finished this novel and I sometimes have to look back personally. And yes I finished this novel lol but every time I got back and reread it’s still always good 😩 but seriously someone gotta update the chapters here on NU lol
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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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kurin raizen
kurin raizen rated it
February 22, 2020
Status: c97

Heroic Death System is a story that I will reread all over again, depending on the arc that I actually miss. As someone who spends most of their time reading QT novels and System Administrator novels, this one has been a huge favorite of mine.

As for Shang Ke, he was one of my favorite things to read in this novel. He first started out as someone who just does what the system asks him since he simply wanted to go home but after being sent into different worlds, he wanted... more>> what was the best for the original owner of the body he was currently inhabiting, and I think that its amazing. This immediately reminded me of my favorite QT novel protagonist, Chi Xiaochi from Don't Pick Up Boyfriends From the Trash Bin.

The plot for the different worlds was amazing. They differ in terms of progression and dept. Although, since you can already guess from the title, Shang Ke needs to die heroically. Meaning, there would be onions cut in every arc.

I wouldn't elaborate on the ML in this novel, but he seemed fun in some arcs. There are just some characters that I actually prefered than him in other arcs.


Like for example, Kaiser in arc 4. I loved how he was very kind and undemanding to Shang Ke at that world, but maybe its just my preference in MLs.


In conclusion, Heroic Death System is one novel that QT novels shouldn't miss. <<less
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freeonlyonholidays rated it
February 1, 2020
Status: c65
Personal Rating: 2.5

If romance and character development is what you are looking for, read up to c40 and go no further. The rest of the story is incoherent.

The first three worlds were good. I was fine with everything till then.

... more>> Then, with the fourth, fifth and sixth arc, it gets repetitive. I question the need for up to 11 arcs. To me, it just feels like the author wanted to write a bit of everything without any investments at all.

The fact that there are so many worlds might seem to be the strength of this novel, but on the contrary, it's greatest Archimedes heel.

We only spend 9-12 chapters per arc. Up to a total of hundred years may be described in every arc you come past. This means the story skims over a lot of content and is INCREDIBLY generic. No character development whatsoever.

Worse still, you know it's bad when I can describe the plot of each arc with just four lines: MC enters new world. MC finds ML's new incarnation. MC spends some time with him / gets raped by him despite repeatedly saying 'No', and I don't mean the delicious kind. MC sacrifices himself to save MC from some danger. MC enters new world.

Yup. I'll leave you to imagine the sheer boredom if this repeats for up to 11 arcs.

Here are my thoughts on the arcs I've read thus far:

    • Arc 1: I Only Need 72 Hours To Fall In Love With You : Fascinating. Must-read, and full of comedy that immediately entranced me.
    • Arc 2: My Heart Beats For You : This is real world romance. A bit stereo-typical, but I enjoy how the ML eventually changes his attitude towards the MC
    • Arc 3: You are my Faith : I don't see the progress of ML's change in atittude towards MC. It's just all of a sudden, BAM! He decides he wants MC one day. You can argue that it's because he has a faint impression from his previous incarnations, but meh. Worse still, this sudden change overnight repeats throughout every single world henceforth.
    • Arc 4: Let me Protect You : Author's failed attempt at crime genre. Basically MC enters world at age 8/10 and protects ML up to age 22. They describe every detail from teenage jealousy to teenage parties where 12 year olds sign up to get raped to OP-tech-savvy MC and ML fighting crime. Mind-numbingly Boooring.
    • Arc 5: Everyone loves little Immortal Mushroom: Author's failed attempt at xianxia genre. MC becomes a mushroom demon. ML, a generic immortal. There was some part where the ML threatened the MC, "either you turn back to your human form and let me do you, or I will do your mushroom form". And Rape.
    • Arc 6: A+A: Author's lameass attempt at ABO. Both are alphas. The ML want to r*pe MC. He does r*pe MC. The side-characters want to r*pe MC. And almost r*pe MC. Rape. Rape. Rape. Raperaperape.
Yeah. I'm out.

# Also, can I just add some of the million ways this story could be improved?

M1: Cut down to 5 worlds. Make the last world the grand finale. More time spent in each world = more time to develop ties with ML incarnations.

M2: Please make [Kill the ML] one of the missions in one of these worlds.

M3: Please kill the ML before MC in one of those worlds and make MC die in a fiery wrath killing those who killed him.

M4: Insert a world where MC is a ghost haunting the ML, who can't see him. That'd certainly change the usual 'you run, I chase' pattern drastically.

M5: Minus r*pe Or if you must have rape, at least describe it in vivid details so scum like us can enjoy. Make sure you expand heavily on how betrayed the MC feels, and how hurt he feels. For f*ck's sake, don't make the ML immediately say "I'm glad I did that to you". It happened in so many of these worlds, this is exactly the type of scum character that makes me stop reading.

There, I've just written you a far more interesting story. No need to thank me. <<less
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