I Came Back And Conquered It All

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“It’s finally here,” said the man with the sword in an echoing whisper.

“The Tower of Choice, the last 100 floors!” the band of five exclaimed in unison.

Angelica came down from the altar with a dull look, seemingly annoyed.
Then we looked around.

“I tell you once again, but you’ve had a lot of trouble in the meantime. I couldn’t have climbed to the 100th floor alone without you.”

[Hand of Control (Rank: SSS, Active)] “All of you die.”

Thud!

One by one, they fall to the floor.

Angelica’s dagger pierced my neck, and I felt a darkening in front of my eyes with a tumultuous rage. My awareness faded, from my senses, from everything else. After that, everything was eroded by profound darkness.

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Regress and Take It All
회귀해서 다해먹음
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zetsuen_dark
New zetsuen_dark
May 10, 2021
Status: --
I really appreciate that this was translated for free but sometimes it feels that it's just a watered down version of mtl and that should say a lot about the translation quality. We're not really asking for stellar translations as we're not paying for it but really hoped it was readable at best.

The prompt is interesting though but I can't really appreciate all of its charm with the wording botching the whole story. Truly regretful.
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Aytise
New Aytise rated it
May 2, 2021
Status: c120
THE BEST novel of this genre that I have ever read in 5 YEARS! To make it short, if you liked "kill the hero" you will love this, and vice versa.

The MC is very calm, composed, smart, cunning, BUT he's not too arrogant, overconfident in his abilities or exceedingly op. In fact, his abilities are op but they have growth potential and the story proceeds in a super interesting way.

The writing quality is superb and the translation quality is exceedingly amazing to the point I often forget it wasn't English... more>> in the first place. Big thumbs up to active tled who update at incredible speed with great quality.

I want to give this series 10 stars if possible, and once I finish it, it's going directly into my "second read" reading list to enjoy the ride another time! <<less
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Farella
Farella rated it
May 24, 2020
Status: c2
The concept seems great: everyone has unique skills, betrayal, mysteries.

Buuuuut the translation is bad, just bad, I can't find the exact fault if I can't understand the meaning of the sentance.

Anyway from what I understood from the genearal meaning is going to be a great story.
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Jaeson
Jaeson rated it
March 22, 2021
Status: c85
So far, the story has been really interesting. It's as immersing as it can be considering the problem with it. The problem in question, being blunt, is with the absolute dog translation. The translators/editors seem to only have a basic understanding of academic English. They said the translations would get better in little notes in some chapters and they really only got worse. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being minor mistakes and 10 being major mistakes. I'd say the translation is at an 8. Yeah, that bad.... more>> Sometimes the sentences are unintelligible or the literal complete opposite of what the context implies. It's to the point where there are so many I can't even keep track of them. As I read, I find ones I forgot to mention here. One is the inconsistent naming scheme. You'll have the same character have several different names. It's a nuisance and breaks the flow of the story. If I had to rate their understanding of academic English on another scale of 1 to 10, 1 being a child and 10 being a middle school PE teacher, I would give them a 4 at best. The translators have the English literacy of kindergartners. It's infuriatingly frustrating to read. Just like how a novice driver can't bring out the full potential of a Formula 1 car, the only thing holding the novel back is the team translating it. All that being said, it's not as if we're creatures without the capacity to improve; so I'm looking forward to the growth of the team as they translate this interesting and fun novel. <<less
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Greg Skillman
Greg Skillman rated it
March 4, 2021
Status: c129
So, before I start explaining anything about why this novel is great I want to correct one common misconception about this story based on the summary posted above. This is NOT a basic "go back in time revenge story" like Kill The Hero.

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That plot thread is taken care of in like 50 chapters and then the story keeps progressing and improving

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So moving on to why this is a great story. We have the following points:

  • An Overpowered Intelligent Main Character
  • Back to the Past time travel and thereby knowledge of the future
  • MC discovers new things that completely changes his perspective on past events
  • An expanding world, such that the scope of the story changes as the story progresses and puts into question whether the MC is actually overpowered when compared to his antagonists without the MC just being immediately scaled up to meet the threat
  • Incredibly shocking twists that put into question everything you previously took for granted based on what the MC and thereby the reader were previously aware of before the twist.
  • Its is not a terribly long story: In case you didn't check the novel only has 200 chapters which means that it doesn't pointlessly go on and on.
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Pendragon05
Pendragon05 rated it
June 24, 2020
Status: c161
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I'm catching up at the latest raw chapter and I can definitely say that this is one of the best novel I've ever read according to my taste. This novel satisfied the long superb action/fantasy novel drought that I experienced for the past years. We have an MC who has an op skill but have limited capability, after being betrayed by the parasite immortal betrayal not good term tbh coz from the start, she's just toying the human race and using it for entertainment like what she did for other races), our MC was sent back in time not with his own body but with the body of the potential strongest hunter in world. The hunter who is destined to be the strongest is threatened by a psycho because she wants to control him after she learned that he will become the strongest hunter in the future. But the plan failed because our MC awakened in the body of the strongest hunter. In a fateful encounter during a dungeon exploration, our MC learned the truth about the immortal being and what happened to the strongest hunter and the psycho in his past. It was connected all along. He also discovered that the parasite is not the main antagonist. There is more powerful waiting to be challenged.

Someone should really continue this series because it's really enjoyable and the really good. I wish we have more novel like this. One of the best I've ever read so far.

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L-a-w
L-a-w rated it
February 21, 2021
Status: Completed
This is easily top 10 in my book, can easily compare to SCOG, has a solid story with plenty of twists that will leave you craving for more.
Unlike what most may think the story isn't about just getting revenge, revenge is part of it but the MC discovers that there is more to the world than meets the eye.
the MC is very calm, smart and calculating, he acts like his age as a person who lived for 80 years before.
I can't ask for anything more in the... more>> novel as it's 1 of the best in it's genre (fantasy/action).
story wise the novel has a very deep story development with twist and turns, going other dimensions and worlds to travel to and explore.
characters are very well written with their own perks and personalities. <<less
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rhianirory
rhianirory rated it
October 21, 2020
Status: c100
it's been a fun read so far. There's some face slapping but not a whole lot and the MC doesn't just run around showing off all the time, which is nice, and he isn't hot-headed or quick tempered. He was 80 or so when he was betrayed so he's smart and calm and knows how to use his skill. There's a bit of revenge but that's not the main focus of the story. The main focus is saving humanity, getting safely past the tutorial, and trying to figure out what... more>> happened to him, whats going on with the system, and who planted that curse in the body he now inhabits. Sadly, c100 was the last free page so I can't read further. I hope this gets picked up again. <<less
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Redblue
Redblue rated it
May 30, 2020
Status: c2
I like this novel. That's why I gave it 5 stars, the main character is smart and from what I see uses his Special ability quite well, and the antagonist is refreshing. Think of her as Rachel from tower of god and what is funny is that her ability reflects her personality.
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hawlol
hawlol rated it
March 18, 2021
Status: c79
Mediocre.

Translation is iffy with lots of sentences without meaning.

The MC goes back in time but instead of chasing strength he becomes the ultimate Mary Sue at chap 2: Photographic memory, can speak all languages, has an all seeing eye, absolute mental immunity, can use all magic he sees even though regular people only have 4 skill slots, can master 25 years of sword practice in days, has more magic power than anyone in the world, has unlimited growth potential while everyone else is hard capped, can see through rewards and... more>> always hand pick the greatest. The list goes on.

The Worldbuilding is nothing new: Korean soft apocalypse with monster portals, guilds and a system that distributes powers like a game. At least said system only display skill levels and mana, not bothering for usual long stat sheets. Still cliche.

The other characters are kind of flat and either follow the MC like a puppy or treat him like their mortal enemy for little to no reason. Even the ones who're supposed to be mysterious are quickly seen through and dealth with by our perfect hero.

The plot is kind of nice, surprisingly, as there are suspense elements that keep you intrigued, but believe it or not, the action/dungeon diving scenes were the borings ones due to it being random mobs appearing and being pwned by the Mary Sue, while the curse, alien and pos tutorial mysteries were the good parts that kept me going.

Go in with low expectations and you might waste some time. <<less
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kari
kari rated it
April 27, 2021
Status: c122
Firstly, the Novel is really good. Reminds me of everyone's a returnee

It's engaging and there aren't any of those super annoying characters. Thank god it's not a romance novel too, cuz that just goes in another direction.

Also, A few ppl in the recent comments have been criticizing the MC for his selfishness/ego, the focus on Korea and lack of setbacks due to changing the future?

... more>> READ D REST IF UR DOUBTFUL DUE TO THE NEGATIVE REVIEWS (My views after reading 100+chapters)

It's a Korean novel! There will b world level events/perspective at times, but ofc it will generally revolve around the location where the MC is based which happens to b Korea.

Also, how many doomsday/alien invasion movies/stories start & end in the USA/Western nations with barely any focus on other nations?? It's d same concept. It does not detract from the story.

That being said, it's not even close to the level of many many Chinese novels which r all abt nationalism n patriotism n greatness of China. So it's not problematic at all.

The MC is also not really selfish... He does want to save d world N knows he has d power to do so... I don't find it wrong for him to work towards being more powerful n making his allies powerful...

It does heavily focus on our MC, but that doesn't mean d others r powerless... They just get lesser screen time, cuz our MC is doing way more stuff & is literally d only person with an identity (soul) which can save d earth... His identity is somewhat cleared around Ch.122

Yes there don't seem to b any particular adverse effects to him changing things... But it is something that would have happened anyways n he only hastens them. Him being OP n having made plans effectively is really d reason why things workout 4 him. <<less
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NovelxFiend
NovelxFiend rated it
April 7, 2021
Status: Completed
I really enjoyed this novel. I wish more from the epilogue to see how things progressed but this is one of the few endings from a web novel I felt satisfied from reading.

As anyone like me who reads CN, JP, ENG, KR webnovels should know how hard it can be to get a decent ending since most of them in my opinion are tr*sh.

Without spoilers the ending doesn't resolve the whole conflict going on in the novel because it can't.

Now with an example to try and not spoil to much

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It's like a conflict between ocean water getting sand wet.

The sand will get wet, then dry off then get wet again. A never ending cycle that can't be stopped

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without giving massive spoilers that is why the conflict can't be resolved. Which makes sense and I'm more than happy with.

There is no romance which is a con from me but plus for those who don't want romance in their novels. But there seems to be hints about it here and there that never come to fruition, but seemed to get turned into something else.

Another con from me is that randy is never introduced. When the MC goes to the past Randy is just a baby and not enough time goes by to introduce him but I still think its a shame that he's not even introduced in the epilogue. I don't think its a spoiler for this because the character has so little mentioned about him that he cant even be considered a side character.

Translation is okay some mistakes. The only annoying parts for me was that the site seems to be made more for mobile because I had issues on my pc where sentences with people talking would get bunched into a paragraph. It bugged me but nothing deal breaking.

Story had interesting twists that aren't imaginative but even so are things I never see other novels do which is a shame because I love plots like these.

Major spoiler about the MC

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A big bad destroyed his home so he went far back into the past to what can be considered to be the beginning of time to cause a butterfly effect throughout multiple different species and planets to help his home. And he just keeps regressing into multiple species to get a certain job done. If he fails he repeats that life until he succeeds. And the current mission he has is naturally to save earth.

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Big thing that bugs me and other people is nationalism. Which never in the story bugged me regarding that.

-MC is Korean so Korea gets a lot of good stuff, but MC is always thinking on how to help the earth as a whole not just Korea.

-China is a big bad and that's about it.

-MC main party consists of A Japanese and American.

-The cast the MC mainly interacts with are from other countries. There are very few if no Koreans besides him and his secretary that come to mind that play a part in the story. Which I enjoyed a lot.

So yes the novel has some nationalism but pretty much any novel does when written in a earth setting about their country. But this novel nothing in it bugged me.

Really great novel, There are some plot holes but none come to mind right now so they shouldn't be that big.

And for me at least it got better the more it went on.

I read this because I love SSS class suicide hunter and this one did not dissapoint. Though the two aren't similar at all besides the rewind time part of it in the beginning.

Give it a try one of the best novels I read in a long time and I've been dropping books like mad due to shear boredom of all the novels on this site.

This one however kept me to the end and I'm glad it did Thank you Author! <<less
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tylom
tylom rated it
May 22, 2020
Status: c2
Betrayals make my blood boil. The start was unique and intriguing.
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I wonder what situation, or how far in the past, he was transported to.

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His power has the potential to be quite overpowered too. Hopefully he gains more mana. 5/5
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SaratChandra4
SaratChandra4 rated it
April 28, 2021
Status: c29
Literal BS!

I like second chance novels where MC stays relatively OP so that there's a lot of chance for World Building which doesn't restrict the MC's capabilities. This is not such a novel.

This is utter crap of a translation and a novel that does nothing interesting although the curse thing goes on for a while, it's just suspense baiting and definitely plays according to the OP MC for no reason. So far there's no interesting side characters, no interesting power ups. The author literally broke his own rules many times... more>> favoring the MC. Already op stats with ridiculous living gear. The only fun part is the pet and I'm not staying for its development

The 5 stars are not deserved but literally baited by the author in one of the early chapters where the setting's relatively interesting. 1 star is a cruel & hard rating this novel as it may do better in next chapters but I did so that the 5 stars do not cheat other readers like I got baited. <<less
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Kun555
Kun555 rated it
April 20, 2021
Status: --
it is good novel and I really enjoyed it, but there were some parts that I really hated. For example:

1) He is little egoistic like in most of Chinese novels but not much.

2) He is going on that he is going to save humanity and all but then on the other hand he is monopolizing most of things for himself (i am not naming them here) and making himself or his close subordinate stronger.

3) The part that I hated most is where they are focusing on korea development rather than... more>> earth (though in starting it looks fair but latter on it become more that only korea get advantages in everything).

I just don't like thinks where things get contradicting with what MC says he is doing but do otherwise. <<less
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IAMallEars
IAMallEars
April 16, 2021
Status: c65
This story is all about korea not humanities survival at all.

The MC want all the event in his past life happened only to korea.

It became boring and all his previous friend in his past self become a side character that will only be there for him to make him shine brighter.

There is no drawback with his action changing the future only a parasites is his heart planted, that was useless to begin with.
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Oceanskyice
Oceanskyice
March 29, 2021
Status: c93
It’s a pretty typical modern-magic dungeon scenario, with hunters and rankings and such, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a good read. I’m a sucker for this genre, and it embodies pretty much all you can expect.
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KrReader rated it
March 28, 2021
Status: c171
Overall typical tower/dungeon novel, but still quite interesting to read and have some nice twists.

MC is ruthless and making things done when it is required. Side characters/villains not really "deep", but definitely not annoying and bringing some nice comedy relief.

Not sure about translation quality mentioned before, but as of now quality is quite good (though I'm not a native speaker). There are some sentences which are confusing, because they are opposing things mentioned in previous chapters, but you still can follow (I saw maybe 5 of such issues).

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activetranslations web-site is really pleasant to read from right now, no annoying ads

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contently
contently rated it
March 25, 2021
Status: c53
During the first 30-40 chapters this novel felt fairly unique as far as this genre is concerned. An overpowered but not omniscient MC and a decent plot which had a nice flavor of mystery.

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The way the mystery about the antagonist unfolded is when this novel went from interesting to quite generic. The possible betrayal of the people surrounding the MC kept me interested until it was revealed that many people were pseudo puppets; characters whose actions are almost controlled by an external curse. The antagonist was also revealed to be some random alien from a different dimension. All this did for me was remove a good and interesting plot device based on human emotion and motives just to introduce the generic, black-and-white, good and evil situation. In my opinion this novel would have progressed much better if the problems faced by the MC were fueled by human actions and not some random boss monster alien using a human skin.

I could only see this as a waste of potential for a novel that had the chance to break out of the generic KR regressor/dungeon type novel. At this point the biggest advantage this novel has over many other KR novels is the lack of extreme nationalism. It was nice to see an international problem being taken care of at an international level rather than the whole 'Korea #1' situation where Japan and USA were portrayed as completely incompetent. I understand the mindset but I'm also tired of reading about Korea being 95% of the worlds power while everyone else gets sh*t on in these dungeon novels.

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Leonberger123
Leonberger123 rated it
March 22, 2021
Status: c85
The world in this novel is quite complex and full of trouble

Exciting plot and charming characters! Charismatic MC, cute and charming Nate, smart Hibiki and loyal Secretary Kim. I have a feeling Jin Wook and Adam will be a great OP duo lol. Looking forward to the next update!activetranslation team good luck!
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SilverFox99
SilverFox99 rated it
March 21, 2021
Status: c85
I would say it's different from the standard regressor novel. In those novels usually the MC would somehow knows everything that going on at certain time or they at least they would know the essential plot information or hidden details which no one knows. In this novel however, there are a lot the MC doesn't know but his perspective on things would slowly expands and many things would be slowly unraveled.

Also there is a tangible threat to the MC which act as his motivation beside just noble cause such as... more>> saving human race. This threat also add a sense of mysteries which the MC has to slowly uncover. <<less
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demongordon
demongordon rated it
March 20, 2021
Status: c81
1st) Do I recommend?

Absolutely, on its genre is one of the best out there. Quick-paced and some novel twists. The MC is intelligent and prudent, more in line with his mental age,

2nd) Why not 5stars?

I like to point that all the following problems are minors and don't detract from the enjoyment of the novel, however, if they had been better handled, it would be a 5stars novel.

  • Like most eastern novels, there is a severe lack in quality support characters and interaction between each other as a lot of time would instead be on the MC monologing the next part of his plan to get his revenge.
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      That is not limited to the people the MC has some conflict, but even when he gets back the old gang their interactions are somewhat lifeless. While even the magic sword that is connected to his mind can't get any hook for a proper conversation and just become annoying, so much that the author just "resolve" that without much problem

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  • The main villain of the story seen to be disconnected from the MC actions after the back-in-time effect, suffering from being very ominous at the distance but never really compromising any of the MC plans.
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      I have a particular beef on how the author decided to resolve one of the main antagonists

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  • No threat to the MC, while I do like OP MCs like anyone else, at least in the fights everything seen effortless aside from some plot points.
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      While the MC has superb magic control, can see how magic works, and has a photographic memory, there is a lot of suspense of disbelief that he would get better so quick when he was just support-class on the last life. Not only in magic but also swordfighting

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  • The MC knowledge is too broad to my taste that I don't think he had any point a chance to know that.
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      For example, there is a part where he make a contract with the devil and already know his name and when he will explain how he knows it he quick brush it off saying that because his friend was the master of it for the 25 years he told him or something, that is the same friend that until the end was in a mental battle with that devil.

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