I Don’t Want To Be An Ojakgyo

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I was reincarnated as the supporting character of a novel.

As a wingwoman in a depressing romance novel titled at that. Romance is out of the question, and the future of my family is ominous because of debt.

I was going to become a civil servant to gain some of the splendor I never got in my last life…but the male love interests are acting kind of strange?!

“Just think about it, does Shushu look like someone who would blush and act shy?”

“Wow…….that would be great.” Cory said as he stared at Hylli in a daze, and Yves frowned and whispered to himself.

“Should I just kidnap her…….”

Swan wrapped his face with both of his hands and stayed quiet. His face turned bright red. The blush turned his ears red.

Why are you guys fooling around, you’re supposed to be obsessing over the heroine.

The story of Shuraina West, Shushu’s reverse harem academy survival.

Note: Ojakgyo means wingman/woman!

Associated Names
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I Don't Want to Be a Magpie Bridge
오작교는 싫습니다
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You’ve Got The Wrong House, Villain (1)
The Male Lead’s Villainess Fiancée (1)
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Review
15 Reviews


ElizabethKally
New ElizabethKal
Jun 10, 2021
Status: c79
I absolutely LOVE it! The story is great but certainly the fact the translation is amazing and the releases are consistent helps a lot to keep the interest.

When I started I thought it was going to be just another reincarnation novel, I couldn't be more wrong!

If you are looking for something funny, well written and that sounds like a cliché, but it's not, help yourself and read this!
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Snowy_secret
New Snowy_secret
Jun 09, 2021
Status: c21
I personally think Shuriana is more charming than Hestia. I really love her character
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moonlike
moonlike
Aug 26, 2020
Status: c225
I went ahead and finished the novel in Korean after being introduced via the English translation.

I loved the main character: she's pragmatic, smart, hilarious, and generally more relatable than I've found other transmigrators. I found that the characters were also a lot more relatable and multi-dimensional than some of the other transmigrator stories that I've read.

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I was also very surprised at the original MC (Hestia) and how funny she is: she's definitely fleshed out, unlike some of the other transmigration stories where the original main character stays flat and unrelatable. I really dislike some of the other stories that focus on the transmigrator only and seem to forget that the original novel canon existed, and this always seemed that part in mind.

She's extremely caring of the main character and is also very possessive of her: she's blatantly hateful towards some of the love interests and always diverts the main character's attention to her. She's also more than just a pretty face (unlike some stories) : she's intelligent, caring, and quite lovable. It definitely doesn't feel that way towards the beginning of the story, but I really loved all of the characters by the end of the story.

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NightShayde
NightShayde
Jul 03, 2020
Status: c23
Edited May 12, 2021:

I previously dropped this novel because of the incredibly poor translation. While looking for something new to read, I noticed there was a new translator that had gone over those unreadable parts. I decided to give us one another go, and I could not be happier! This novel is really well done for the genre especially. The main character is smart, quick witted, and capable. She is able to grasp the situation, and isn't worshiping the original story like most main characters in this genre... instead she... more>> is using it as a guideline, but paving her own way. I only wish I could change my previous rating to a full 5 stars.

Original June 03, 2020:

The story is really interesting, and I love the main character's resolve and desire for independence. I was really enjoying this one, but then the translator was switched and I had a really hard time following the story. Does the translation get better, or should I give up on this one? As it stands, it's really hard to decipher and I can't follow the plot as well. = ( <<less
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akstuben
akstuben
Aug 12, 2020
Status: c31
I love the MC in this one, she’s super pragmatic and wise. This story is pretty fun and light so far. The ML that we’ve seen the most of is (I don’t remember his name, sorry) strawberry boy and I love him so much- he’s super cute and sweet ... more>>
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(like for example she’s mad at him briefly and while she’s mad he sneaks strawberry candies into her pockets- it’s the cutest thing ever).

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We’ve only met 3 of the male leads, but I like all of them so far <<less
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hastingsj
hastingsj
Aug 11, 2020
Status: c29
The title, image, and summary are all very misleading. Yes, it is a cannon fodder side-villian redemption story (in name), but it plays out more like a classic op transmigrator making money and expanding their influence in a eurofantasy setting. There isnt any revenge or remenants of the original plot, and its mostly abt the trauma she suffered from her past life influencing her + her protagonist halo collecting harem members to her side. She is a "noble lady, " but dont expect romance, politics, or beautiful dresses. Think more... more>> along the lines of adventure fantasy and inventing things.

In this new liftime she has 2 loving parents and 2 (?) loving brothers, with no imediate finacial issues and upper class status. Only she cant escape her past life and cares abt nothing but making money (which is fair consitering her parents are reckless and take on lots of debt which will lead to the destruction of her house eventually. Very reckless parents) and she has once again become the primary breadwinner of the house.

she is defined by her "dead fish eyes" and "lack of dreams" (which I think refeers to how she doesnt hope for unrealistic things like rainbows and unicorns. She seems to have a lot of abition). She intends to become a high ranking magic knight 100% bc it pays well and has good retirement. She also invents crazy magic and sells it under an alter ego.

fishes (love interests) :

  1. the heroine-
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    her childhood best friend who seems to know the novel plot and be terrified of it. Just wants to stay together and not meet the same bad end where her friend hates her and shes stuck with a harem she doesnt want

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  2. the prince-
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    the MC mugged him in an alleyway fr his sword then blackmailed him w cringy recordings, but they eventually became friends & sparring partners at school. Buddies.

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  3. the magician-
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    lazy, likes sweets, has a scary face. Joins her magic circle manipulation club so he can be lazy and she can get the funding to pocket. They end up accidentaly working hard and inventing new magic. Later he finds out abt her fake alter ego and turned out to be a huge fan. Very sweet interactions where he actually starts to take care of her (unique fr literaly anyone in her life since she has to constantly be the adult, even w her parents)

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  4. the criminal-
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    heir of a merchant group w shifty underworld leanings, he hires her on a temp basis to help him eliminate (?) the higher ups so he can take over. He has that same emotionless deadeye thing she has, only shes desperately trying to hold things together, while he wants to destroy things (they kno their goals dont allign but choose to hang out under truce)

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Mashumello
Mashumello
Aug 10, 2020
Status: c34
Cries, I'm very thankful to the TLtor who pick this up!💖

The characters have naive, mature, and eccentric sides to them, very interesting and good children growth going there. Then when the moments MLs open up and smile, just, so so precious and heartwarming like how boys their age should be~ instead of fuqed up sh*t like how the novel MLs be or go through. MC's goal is to have a stable job and save her house from financial crisis so she've been working hard towards that goal and one way or the other got acquainted with the male leads along the way. The young heroine did not get caught up with some inconsequential hairy boys that one by one fell in love at 1st sight with her, instead the boys later got acquainted to the Ojakgyo, then attracted to MC who is pragmatic and capable even with her lacks of youthful enthusiasm and dead fish eyes (tbh very good friend material), gradually their first love stopped there before they've properly blossomed.

As for the heroine, she doesn't seem to be interested in some prince charming, MC lectures about independency and modern women may have influenced her quite a bit that she's more inclined to stay with MC rather than finding her love and marriage partner. As everyone is still in their puberty anyway.

The relationship btw MC and MLs overall is that of friendship, yah so I supposed they'll realize the friend-zone they're in when they recognize their feelings not far off in the future, lol my condolences.

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Ps. I'm caught btw who to cheer her with btw the merchant and magician. When they start caring for MC in their own ways it is just so so sweet! (*/ω\*).

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Karolin_is_a_pengiun
Karolin_is_a
Jun 22, 2020
Status: c23
This story is so fun and interesting.

The MC suddenly wakes up with memories from her past life and finds out, that she got reincarnated into a novel she has read. In that novel the heroine build herself a harem, but isn't interested in any of her admires. Once the MC realizes that all men in her life will fall in love with the heroine, her best friend, she becomes bitter and gives up on love. She doesn't follow the plot of the novel, but tries to achieve a stable job... more>> with stable income. That's her goal.

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But somehow she befriends the admires of the heroine and turns them unknowingly into her own admires

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Seshiru99
Seshiru99
Apr 25, 2021
Status: c1
I love Shuraina and her very unique name! It's so good, not your typical reincarnation story. So far, Shushu had shown different sides of her to the three MLs.

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Shushu had shown her badass side to the crown prince, and her friendly and caring side to Cory, and now she's showing her embarrassing side to Yves. I feel like each ML has different arc which makes me ship her to every one of them

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My fave ML so far

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Cory. He's a loving and caring friend to Shushu

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But I heard you gotta look out for this guy

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Snow. Which is yet to make an appearance. I read somewhere he's the closest to being the real ML

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chromaQ
chromaQ
Jun 02, 2021
Status: c71
This is the best story I've read on NU. The friends are FRIENDS. They tease one another, and they support one another. I love that Hestia and our protagonist, Shushu, are such good friends. Normally in these stories, the beautiful former female lead is secretly evil or something like that. In this story, she's an awesome friend and reading about their friendship makes me get a lil choked up sometimes. It's so amazing to have someone who is just on your side, rain or shine, and I'm so glad this... more>> story shows what real friendship is like - not just the benefits of it, either - the parts where your friend has to kick you in the butt sometimes too. <<less
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keronaps
keronaps
May 26, 2021
Status: c63
I absolutely love this story. Honestly, one of the best I've read.

the story is a lot more thorough and I understand it a lot more than most novels. Each of the characters are well written and all have a dynamic relationship with the FL
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pink1268
pink1268
May 09, 2021
Status: c46
This actually gets pretty deep in the third arc...

I dropped this novel and then picked it up again and realise that it is top level. Unique take on the classic reverse harem academy isekai trope - MC is quite unique and the story and translation is great. I like the male leads as well especially Cory and then the third arc was wowowowo ;-;
I recommed
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PotionMaster
PotionMaster
Jun 03, 2021
Status: c21
I enjoyed reading this up to this point, and I may continue to read it afterwards. However, I need to rant a little about some things.

I will start with spoiler-free, positive remarks. I found it to be funny, and I enjoyed the characters. The first 4 chapters were a little difficult to get through because I usually don't read translations I have trouble understanding. They were still understandable, but I had to work at it a little. After that, the translation gets much better. Very well done. I especially enjoy... more>> the MC and Hestia. Hestia has not been given much spotlight unlike the MLs we've seen, so I'm hoping for more. Overall, I recommend giving it a shot for at least 10 or so chapters.

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Here are some specific things that bothered me:

  1. The comparison of magic to science. Science is such a broad term, is it supposed to be a specific science? Or is it saying that magic can be observed and experimented with in the same way as Physics and Chemistry? Then there is also the fact that she is for some reason the first to discover this system behind magic. What? There are schools in this world. Magic is the equivalent of a college major at these school, but somehow no one else has discovered there is a system? Human brains are literally hardwired to find patterns. She would not have been the first to discover the system behind magic.
  2. The MC's unique genius. MC is first to discover the system behind magic, WOW!!! AMAZING!!! SO SMART!!! MC is the first to capture monsters and study them while I felt that it was implying that people had tried and failed before. All she did was create a habitat for them. That is the only special thing she did. That and use pokeballs to capture them which isn't necessary just what she did. I'm sorry, but once again this is a basic thought process that would have been figured out if someone was actually trying to research monsters. This isn't some unique thought that requires a modern mindset.
  3. Early chapters when she meets the Crown Prince for the second time and Hazel, her roommate, for the first time (separate scenes, same complaint). She acts so different in these scenes then ever before or after. She is usually displayed as a mature, realistic, smart, and aloof person. In these scenes she was like a nervous 10 year old schoolgirl on her first day of school. If I'm remembering correctly, she was worried her roommate was going to bully her... She literally has all this unique magic and is the only girl we have seen in Swordsmanship so far. It just felt really out of place, so it was either a failure of characterization or a poor explanation of why she felt that way.
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hawlol
hawlol
May 21, 2021
Status: c40
This is similar to Magical Explorer, in that the MC becomes a mob character in a cheesy harem novel. The impression given is that it's going to be a satire (with the new MC recognizing the novel was bad), but all that happens is the previous MC being replaced by the new mob one and the novel becoming that which it was mocking before: pure harem cliche. There are some good comedy moments, though. Most are born from the MC's awkwardness, but they're still funny. Hence the 2 stars.

While her goal is to be an independent woman working as a knight, male leads keep gravitating towards her by 'chance' and end up in a friendly relationship, forgetting about the original heroine for no reason even though they were mesmerized by her at first. No normal dudes, though, they must all be the famous capture targets and most prominent ppl on the school and country. By chap 30 there are 3 love interests already and while the first one was original and quirky, despite being the Crown Prince, the other were cliche and creepy.

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One guy watching her sleep and touching the girl while she's sleeping. The other pressing the girl against the wall and posing as 'bad boy' while being aggressive. She's kick ass at magic and sword fighting but when in the capture target's presence forgets all about it and needs to be carried around like a damsel in distress. Bunch of dumb excuses and 'conveniences' for them touching, among other things. I dropped at the third love interest because the amount of s*upid cliches was through the roof and I was rolling my eyes at it.

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The magic system is bogus and barely explained. She can create any type of magic circles doing all kinds of wondrous things because 'she knows about earth's science" and that's it. World building is medieval Europe + magic and monsters so no surprises there as well. The plot is the new MC gathering money to prevent her family from going broke.

I expected something in line with the manga 'Beware of the Villainess', but it couldn't be farther from it. This is a cliche shoujo harem novel. Read if you like cheesy harem romance for girls and comedy, avoid otherwise.
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4rika21
4rika21
Jun 27, 2020
Status: --

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