I’m Not a Villainess!! Just Because I Can Control Darkness Doesn’t Mean I’m a Bad Person! (LN)


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Sakura was murdered by her family.

The place she was born in again was exactly the same place she read about in her favorite novel.

That is, Leycia, a kingdom that coexists with spirits.

The person she was born as was Claudia, a member of the Letsya duke family that commanded the kingdom’s army for generations; and also hated by everyone for the divine protection she received from the dark spirits’ king.

Because of that, Claudia was feared by her surroundings from a very young age and her family had a hard time bringing her up.

In the novel, Claudia was forced to marry into another kingdom in order to bind a peace treaty. But when Leycia opposed to the pact in the last moment, Claudia was taken as a hostage and murdered in the enemy kingdom.

Could Sakura who still held memories of her past life avoid the sorrowful fate of Claudia?

Associated Names
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Watashi wa akuyaku reijō nanka janai ~tsu! ! Yami tsukaidakara tte kanarazushimo akuyakuda to omou na yo
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Rizkid rated it
November 13, 2018
Status: c2 part1
Its a novel about a girl who try to be above discrimination and the usual avoiding bad route. The story premise is interesting, but there's still no fluff yet typical of otome reincarnation genre. The translation is good, so don't hesitate to read it.
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Fluffums rated it
February 28, 2019
Status: c6
Most of the characters are too dumb to live. I also don't get how a fairy tale from before recorded history (no proof it ever happened) would make a mother hate and fear her own daughter from birth. At least not to that extreme.

There's not much fluff; the author seems to prefer focusing on how hated and feared the protagonist is to the point of making almost everyone act like they have IQs below 50.

I'm not sure what the author's trying to accomplish here but I predict (not having read... more>> past chapter 6) that it will continue with 2/3 people hating or fearing her for no reason and acting like dumb jerks, and 1/3 people coming to her defense, mostly by pointing out she's a duke's daughter. And then at the last chapter people will suddenly realize that she's actually a human being, not a monster, and she'll live happily ever after with the male lead and will never suffer discrimination again.

At least if the discrimination had some variation, or if ANYONE was smarter about it. There are plenty of ways to bully someone without directly attacking them in public. There are also plenty of ways to discriminate without telling her to her face they hate her.

2 stars because the translation's good and the basic premise is decent, if poorly executed. <<less
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foxane rated it
July 21, 2019
Status: c10
Honestly I was hyped by this novel from the very first chapter. I got atteched to the characters and I totally Claudia with the prince Levy and I really want to read more.

HOWEVER ... more>>

They didn't have to "fixe" her skin colour. Claudia worked hard in order not to be hated by people and she had succed in it so why the need to do that!! Plus how is the blessing of the Light Spirit Queen able to turn Claudia's skin "back to normal" when she has the protection of the Dark Spirit King which should be more powerful?!


I just hope the auther won't end the story like this <<less
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cheetzaaa rated it
June 1, 2019
Status: c9
Actually this LN is quite short (16 chapters), and 9 out of 16 chapters are about MC is hated/feared by other people or her parents. With only 7 remaining chapters, I think you all know what will happen after this, fast and confused.

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After chapter 9 the story turn into awkward... Sadly victory from war not effect much for MC except knights' opinion. At celebration party, the original protagonist try to insult MC lead to the knights and mc's friends go aganist her. So the original protagonist order the light spirit king to kill everyone, but turn out, the light spirit king abandon the protagonist and blessing MC instead, and that make mc's skintone turn to white... After that everyone's opinion about MC are all changed!!! It's kinda like other people's opinion around MC are just base on skin color more than her merit, even her mother (at least, it's a comfort to know that MC is not forgiving type). After that MC turn into popular woman, so ML confess to her and they start dating (everything until now happen in just 2-3 chapters). And remaining chapters (time skip) are about finding a spy that try to assassinate MC, and small ending at the end of last chapter...


I think this LN is quite good if you just read it for fun, but if you getting serious it will turn into a mess. Don't expect realistic plot, don't expect that MC will turn to dark side and then burn baby burn (lol, cuase I am and end up disappointing). <<less
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YoriMei rated it
October 26, 2019
Status: c11 part2
While I wanted to rate this short story a 5, I had to rein it in and land this into a solid 4. First off, the translations are great and the story is quite good, as a short story. Claudia is pretty likeable, and the plot is quite solid. I think the characters besides the antagonist are all pretty well written for a 16 chapter story. The parent's are perfectly written as trash, I personally wanted to climb into this story and brawl the mother. And later on:

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Claudia turns pale instead of the dark skin she was born with from the blessing and everyone is much more accepting of her. Her reaction? Literally "What a pain. I don't want people doing a 180 degree turn and swarm to me." Complete with telling her mother and father to (mildly) eat sh*t once they try to cozy up to her. However I do wish she treated them even worse, I hated them so much...


that said, why not 5 stars? Well, the plots a little cliche and the antagonist, Amelia is absolutely idiotic. She literally runs around, calling people "a mob character", saying it's a story, that "I'm a saint", etc. who in the world older than 7 goes around blabbing and basically saying "I can see the future"?! She's paper thin and basically built to just make Claudia look good. That said, there seems to be a deeper plot that has yet to unveil, but please give this story a shot. Be warned though, plot moves at the speed of light because everything has to start and wrap up in 16 chapters <<less
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Kalliope rated it
December 7, 2019
Status: c11 part2
I'm so frustrated at how this novel is turning out to be. I loved the premise of having a dark-skinned MC and her changing her destiny and overcoming society's prejudice. For a while, everything's been good: she made wonderful friends, gained some support from the people around her, and ... more>>

even sent that bitchy heroine to the hell she came from.


But everything changed when the fire nation attacked. But everything went downhill after the war like SERIOUSLY

when the Light Spirit King changed her skin color, I had to scream. WAS THAT REALLY NECESSARY??? WTF CHANGE IT BACK!!! And what's worse is when people began treating her differently just because her skin color changed. Her mother, who couldn't care less about her and even accused her of harming his son, suddenly wants to make amends? And everyone suddenly wants to be her friend? There was even someone who praised her dark hair and eyes. Omfg just say you're racist and go.


What I'm saying is, it would've been a lot better if the story stuck to its original premise. It would've been A LOT MORE SATISFYING if the MC proved people wrong by staying just the way she is. With the way things are now, I understand why she herself is feeling hurt, angry and disgusted at how everything turned out. Damn, if she chooses to destroy the world now I would even cheer for her. Those people are nasty.

With that said, I'm still continuing this because of Gerald and Levy.

Also to find out what that little sh*t Ronald is up to.

Sigh. <<less
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KuroInfinity rated it
July 11, 2019
Status: --
I love a tragic heroine~ I'm crying here...

This story is SO good, would definitely recommend. 5/5

My only gripe is that that the 'next chapter' and 'previous chapter' buttons aren't really made well, so it might be better to keep the NU page open.
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ghendout rated it
March 22, 2019
Status: c7 part2
Quite interesting premise and also quite refreshing from other Isekai action genre, I feel like that since I'm not overly familiar with otome game/genre in general

The story is about MC who reincarnated into a game world which she played before, she know her demise and overall story, and try to avoid it at all cost.
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jRmor rated it
September 1, 2019
Status: c10
This novel is too hyped up by other reviewers, that I feel bad for ranking this a 2 star only...

Translation is good quality and the story is a nice concept but reading further is.....

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The war scene was a disappointment and I had hoped that she kept her dark skin since it was what made me read it in the first place.

Also, the stupidity of the heroine 'nuff said.


Honestly, it became boring too boring to read and the only thing that kept me going was the presence of the Dark Spirit King. (He's hot~) And though the MC is likeable, there's not much else to expect.

This was too shallow for me. If the author would have got in depth of the MC being tragically misunderstood and had more details about the side characters and what not, then it would have been a great read.

If this continues I would still read it--it seems that there is a plot coming soon based on the side characters, but here's to hoping that it will be more serious than this light fluffy thing it's airing now. <<less
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hmod rated it
July 16, 2019
Status: v1c7
Other reviews are really overhyping this novel waaaaay too much ! Like Yeah the start was good and all but after some chapters it becomes unbearable to read the MC doesn't have any backbone to defend herself even tho apparently she has the All-So-Powerful Dark spirit king with her that can destroy the world also the backstory and the reason why people avoid and fear her is utter bs even for medieval times.
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hopper18 rated it
August 18, 2019
Status: c10
Another novel where the intelligence of everyone opposing the MC is dropped to negative infinity. Amelia, especially, is definitely too-dumb-to-live. I suppose this was meant to show the greatness of the MC, but it only made me cringe.
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Eve 1266 rated it
December 3, 2019
Status: c11 part2
Well it is a nice novel. In my opinion and I didn't want to reddit at first cuz I thought it was one of those clich novels but but I do like it give it full stars~~☆... more>>

I hate the mom so much I want to slap her! How can she do this to her daughter just because she has brown skin and black hair and eyes she should love her that's motherly love apparently her's is close to non-existent 😒 she should have lashed at her not the father buttt I see some romantic feelings flying in the air with the first Prince I'm waiting for an update~~~~ so I can see fluff hopefully

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haruhi91 rated it
October 24, 2019
Status: c13
2 stars in appreciation for the translation's efforts.

The novel starts well and interesting but it soon shows its failings. The MC is likeable, she has suffered in her previous life for lack of parental love and even in her new life she inspires fear and hate from everyone because she is protected by the Dark Spirit. (Let's just ignore how much people hate her just because she exists). In spite of everything she tries to live ignoring other people's rude comments and at the same time establishing friendly relationships with... more>> people who could help her overcome her bad ending. So far, so good.

Then, you realize how everything and everyone, apart from the MC, is childish and sometimes illogical. Her "enemy" acts like a 5-old child, she speaks without thinking and even her thinking is so over the lines that it hurts to read. For example:


She is called Amelia, is protected by the the Light spirit and is also a reincarnated person, the first time she meets a girl who in the novel is her friend, she says to her: "Why are you defending Claudia, you are my best friend!". Obviously the supposed friend is like "She is crazy" but Amelia is completely oblivious to her surroundings. In more than one occasion, she literally screams out of nowhere how Claudia is a bad person, everyone should hate her while she is a saint that everyone should love.


I don't understand why the author chose to have this stupid character as a rival, but I guess it probably would have cost too much effort. Another problem is the shortness of the novel, things are rushed over and oversimplified: the war mentioned in the description is so important that gets resolved in half chapter.

To conclude, read if you are 10 years old or are extremely bored <<less
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Emeilia rated it
July 16, 2019
Status: --
This book is just read-for-fun type of book. Dont expect much but honestly the way her parents treat her made me sad and since I like angst story this is my instant cup of tea. I can actually say this story almost sum up usual plot in most villainess noble girl novel. Like first everyone hate MC then she did good thing then she finally made some friend, the real heroine got angry and gone crazy while doing some stupid moves bla bla bla the MC got the happy ending... more>> and real heroine got punished or something 🙌🙌🙌 the end.

Its cliche to say the least but the detail about mc's parent relationship with her is what interest me the most (cant wait to see her mom's reaction). Sadly, altho she supposed to have the greatest power on her side, she doesnt actually act as op as I hope. I still wait for the next chapters and wish she get what she deserve after holding back during those whole painful years. <<less
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Shiro Ni Kuro rated it
November 15, 2019
Status: --
I like the story but I really hate the mother

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for just caring once she got the light spirit king protection and how she outburst at her father when she should have done that to the mother and how every one just started wanting her on their good side and how the girl who had the light spirit king just started saying she was the saint and was important


Personally the only people I like are Her Brother, Butler, The prince's and the other people who got along with her without the light spirit king protection

Every one else can go f themselves and I also don't like how she can just forgive them like that it still gets me mad especially her Mother

That is all my ranting before I have to shut up <<less
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Akiyuki_chan rated it
August 27, 2019
Status: c10
This series begins in a good way. MC is not accepted by anyone, except of a few people, because of her special power (which she'd never choose). The angst is good, and MC's an easy-to-forgive-people type of person, which make her likeable and symphatizeable.


One of the things I don't really like about this story is the pace. It's too damn fast. I found that ... more>>

suddenly (in chp 10) the war is already over? We never see how MC done everything in the war except from one sentence said by one of the knights. It's like the author had no idea about how the war goes and only wanted to jump directly to the afterwards.


Rather disappointing, I would say, because I think the story would be much more interesting if the overall is told by more details and without sudden time-jumps. This is rather sufficient for a quick read, though. That's why I dared to give this 4 star. But if I have to buy the book, I would politely decline.

Still, thumbs up for the translators! You guys do a great job! <<less
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excal1bur rated it
August 1, 2019
Status: c10
I found it really cute and well written. I love how the main character is slowly developing and I find it absolutely believable how she reacts to her brother due to her past and current conditions

the fact that her skin color changes does put me out a bit but I think its more of a cultural dissonance than anything but it shouldnt have made it into the novel itself due to its sensitive nature

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Gigz rated it
July 29, 2019
Status: c10
Hehehehe, I adore the whole proving yourself to be good when you've been born "evil" genre. This is a pretty short but very enjoyable read.

What I absolutely enjoy though, is...

(Warning, Swearing Below)

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The salty little tears of the little miss "Heroine" f*cker. Hahahahahahahaha I absolutely love to see her get f*cking demolished when she realizes that not everything goes her way. Muahahahaha, I want to see more of her blood spilt by Gerald, Levy, Liam, Ronald, the knights, I want her stupid ass dead and down. Hohohohoho. Please, for the few chapters that are left, add a few paragraphs of her suffering. I need it. I neeeeed it. Stupid f*ckers like her are why I enjoy novels like these. It's a guilty pleasure of mine.

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