I’m the Evil Lord of an Intergalactic Empire!


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Liam Sera Banfield is a reincarnator.

He was reincarnated into a fantasy universe of swords and magic, but at a time that civilization was already making advancements into outer space.

The setting takes place in an intergalactic empire, a space opera-like universe where humanoid weapons and spaceships do battle.

Liam, who had incarnated into an aristocratic family in a monarchic society, has the ambition to one day become an evil lord.

In his previous life, Liam had unfortunately lost everything and died in despair.

— It’s foolish to live for others.

— I will live for myself.

Holding those feelings in his chest, he starts towards his second life, but is instead worshipped as a virtuous ruler from his difference in values.

Will Liam be able to safely become an evil lord? Read to find out!

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Evil1220 rated it
August 22, 2019
Status: v3c10
Hmmmmm, really great novel I mean I'll give it 5 stars to push it forward, however there's only one thing that frustrates me.

The author in my eyes never really fleshed out the enemy (in this case the guide) enough to make him a stabilized antagonist.

I mean if your going with the theme of utilizing despair, betrayal, and hatred to increase his power level and having the opposite such as gratefulness, joy, and good will to decrease his power level. When we think of the scale (a.k.a multiple universes) that the guide can influence, then shouldn't he be at a higher power level then current? Idk it just bugged me, plus there is also the fact that he's probably had multiple centuries to perfect creating despair, but seems to make decisions that have very little logical sense and are a bit forced. Meh, it's a light novel I should probably get over it.

Anyways, heres a list of some Guide attributes. I was bored, sue me 😐.

1. Able to influence any target of choice from any number of multiple universes.

2. Can influence multiple targets at once.

3. To increase the Guides power (through influenced target), the influenced target has to experience despair of some form. (Invalid until fully proven: This is the best method to increase the Guide's power)

4. To increase the Guides power (through other means), the influenced target must create despair for others. (Invalid until fully proven: This is the worst method to increase the Guide's power)

5. Invalid until fully proven: Must be present or at least viewing the situation to gather power from any source, in this case despair.

6. Invalid until fully proven: Doesn't have to be present or viewing, to have decrease in power from any source, in this case goodwill.

7. Can utilize power to affect viewed or nearby biological beings thought processes. If granted permission can do semi possession.

8. To decrease the Guides power (through influenced target), the influenced target has to 1. Know the Guide exists (which seems sketchy because why would he reveal himself at all?) and 2. Have thoughts of goodwill directly towards Guide and/or give praise directly to Guide. (Invalid until fully proven: This seems to be the best form of multiplied damage against Guide.)

9. To decrease the Guides power (through other means), is for influenced target to positively effect the lives of others. (Invalid until fully proven: This seems to be worst method of damage against Guide)

10. Invalid until fully proven: It seems that goodwill from influenced target will decrease his power in a higher multiplied scale then the amount he would be able to increase from that target, otherwise Guide should be literally unbeatable.

11. Is invisible unless he decides to show himself.

12. Can transport himself (normally) and others (reincarnation) to multiple universes and worlds at any location.

13. Is spectral, meaning he can go through any physical item.

14. Invalid until fully proven: Has lived multiple centuries at the very least

15. Can view the situation of any influenced target.

If you can think of others or want to edit any, PM me I guess, Idk I was pretty bored and this was on a whim.


Also I started reading this novel due to that tag wall as many others did. Possibly a potential way to promote a novel for future note.
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SAimNE rated it
August 20, 2019
Status: v3c10
Can't get enough of this story. The setting is cool, the characters are fun, the plot is hilarious (tho a bit grim). The mix of grim situations and the MC being a ray of hope on accident (which is itself a grim situation for one char) is fantastic.

This makes my recommend list more than any other story. It's not insanely deep or anything, but for a comedy it has plenty of depth to it, and it's a gold medalist for the misunderstanding comedy trope.
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May 21, 2020
Status: v5c3
One of my favorite novels to date. Its fun, serious and silly and the same time. This misunderstandings are real and the lengths the MC goes to be "evil" are so seriously sweet and kind it hurts. The only bad thing is that is this is the MC idea of evil then he is basically a saint which makes him feel a little too "goody two shoes." Its still a fun read and I am always waiting for more chapters.

Try it out, you shouldn't be disappointed as long as you... more>> remember its not a serious story. Its meant to be silly. <<less
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Arkazzy rated it
April 5, 2020
Status: v4c1
This is probably the absolute worst "good" novel I have read to this date. I honestly cannot comprehend how it has 4 stars. I gave to a go because I was bored an had nothing better to do and I swear this novel makes so sense whatsoever. The MC is probably the most insufferable idiot in existence, a classic Japanese Harem protagonist that is somehow surpasses all xianxia MCs in how retarded you could possibly get. He doesn't make a single decision that makes sense and gets led around the... more>> nose by literally any character he meets, yet he somehow manages to profit from the situation each time. I.e. He'll buy 300 heavily overpriced spaceships that he can't afford just because the saleslady showed him her underwear, and the next day he'll magically receive money to pay for it. He the most sorry excuse for a ruler in existence, who pretends to be a self-indulgent evil lord yet keeps donating obscene amounts of money (despite being in debt) to random people that he just met. His situation with women is what you would expect from a Japanese cuck protagonist; His goal was to build a harem yet despite being surrounded by transcendental beauties that would die for him and an Android that was built to his desires (Author also emphasized that fact that she had a s*x function), he somehow doesn't like any of them and remains a virgin for 50+ years.

The world itself is somehow even worse. The author clearly doesn't understand how big a galaxy is. The MC supposedly owns an entire galaxy, which should have hundreds of billions of stars, yet he is perpetually stuck on a single plane and wracked with debt, despite having access to literally limitless resources. His territory was ruined to the point where his parents threw away everything and fled, yet this clown somehow managed to revitalize everything by just lowering the taxes?!?! He literally does nothing that any ordinary, functioning human could not yet is perceived as the reincarnation of Einstein by the very people who were able to overcome humanity's greatest every challenge and conquer space. Furthermore, it is impossible to manage a territory of this scale without technology beyond the grasp of current humanity yet for some s*upid reason everyone in the empire despises AI and we have seen no semblance of a single computer or the internet so far. The story also contains magic for reason, which is never really explained nor even used apart from instances where it conveniently makes the MC strong without any training or fills plotholes.

TLDR; If I wanted to write the faults of this novel it would take my all night, so I'll just say that the MC is a failure of a human being that claims to be evil but is a chronic yes-man and giga pushover that would give all his money if you begged extra hard. The author himself has no concept of how empires work, or how space works, or how ruling works, or how large-scale wars work, yet wrote this anyways. The only thing good about this novel is the quality of translations. <<less
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martinalus rated it
January 10, 2020
Status: v5 prologue
I really like this one, there is a lot to like about this novel and I haven't really found anything to complain about, which is nice. Give it a go if you have time, it's pretty good. Translations are pretty good.
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tbc1230 rated it
December 17, 2019
Status: v5 prologue
A nice story from the writer of 'sevens' and 'otome world tough for mobs', where the theme is 'misunderstandings', the MC is a super idiot OP character, his past life experience being the good guy had a terrible conclusion, which made him doubt the nature of 'being good', but he remains true to his 'good' nature while aiming to be an evil lord.

what is the attractive point in this novel is the MC naivety and lack of evil lords know-how while living in a universe filled to the prim with... more>> as*hole evil nobles, although some parts are forced (the don't seem to, the are) it is still funny to read. <<less
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ByzFan rated it
August 19, 2019
Status: v3c9
Evil Lord is a very entertaining read with a good translation. The main character is misunderstanding everyone regularly and everyone else is regularly misunderstanding him. It takes some pretty dark heavy dips but the comedy helps keep the overall tone light. I sincerely hope that we get a light novel version someday where the author adds extra chapters to give more details to the battles and more love to the many interesting side characters.
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Just a Potato rated it
August 16, 2019
Status: v3c6
If you like novels about misunderstandings, this is your thing. Its funny when the MC thinks he is evil but he doesnt even know the "e" in evil lol. He is OP but thats alright cuz I believe the novel aims to be silly. Anyway, this is not a serious novel by any means! Give it a try and you will get a good laugh
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vivekkapil980 rated it
April 21, 2020
Status: v5c3
At its core, this novel is similar to Overlord. If you liked Overlord, you will probably like this as well. The major difference between two is protagonist. Ainz is cautious whereas Liam is reckless and lacks common sense.

Also, don't take this novel seriously. It is comedy and misunderstanding novel so, obviously any dumb decision taken by MC is going to benefit him.

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ashton rated it
March 5, 2020
Status: v5c1
It's quite amusing misunderstanding story about MC being reborn as a noble, planning to be a ruthless evil lord.. but the world he ends up in nobles are so corrupt and spoiled his approach and actions make him look like a chivalrous hero and great and wise leader...
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colombopl rated it
October 29, 2019
Status: v4
It is a while since I was able to find a decent LN of my favourite fantasy isekai genre. And I found it. It is SF universe with spaceships and mecha droids but at the same it can be classified as fantasy too. There is magic, nobles, knights and swords. I like it because main character is quite original. He is not some plain OP MC followed by dull harem but a fellow with complex psyche being manipulated by powerful transcendental beings. At the beginning he looked for me like... more>> kind of an idiot but with time I become convinced that Liam character is not that simple...

I am not sure if I can call "I'm an Evil Lord..." a comedy but it is amusing and from time to time quite funny. So following this approach I could tell that Liam is a pitiful looser who failed living as honest and diligent man. And after reincarnation he become the same looser as an Evil Lord. It is like Winnie the Pooh is trying to be Sauron. Liam tries as much as he can but being an Evil Lord is beyond imagination of a man who is unable to remove Good from his heart. I describe Liam this way because his decisions does not justify to call him s*upid. He is simply blinded by his fixation of being evil and being manipulated by mysterious beings.

Liams actions are drived by his ex-wife complex from his previous life. So in his own mind he is villain but surroundings sees him as noble-minded person. Some of his "s*upid" actions are not reliable but in general a story is quite consistent. I like that Liam is not boring guy who does not harm a fly. He lives in brutal environment so in this story millions of people are killed by him and his subordinates.

The rarity of "I am the evil lord.." is that Liams power comes mostly from his own very hard work. In another stories it is just given from author.

I like that it is a rare story where women are not some innocent non-existant in normal life creatures but normal human beings that can be evil and can sneakily use other people. There is quite interresting harem-like group. Girls are quite well developed by writer. Most of them are hot-tempered nad expressive characters with some screws loosed who are not just in love in Liam. They are some kind of fanatics following their idol. Following his ex-wife complex MC pushes away all beauties trying to get close to him. But the same complex made Liam to fall in his own Evil Lord's trap and finding the beloved one. It appears to be a classic plot of saving a damsel in distress.

It is good that there is some balance and Liam has few male friends.

Main demerit of this LN is very plain and easy approach of writing used by author. With huge jumps in time it makes following this story like reading events log. Universe, events and places of action are described as minimal as possible. I missed a lot of more complex, logical and emotional descriptions. Among other events especially romantic plot gives a feeling of dissatisfaction.

Still it is one of the LN's I like the most.


I decided to lower my grade of a story to 4 because of writing quality. <<less
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Aremys rated it
October 9, 2019
Status: --
I have read this to the point of him fighting the space pirates for 'treasures' and 'disfigured princess knight' whom is a royalty.

Anyways this novel goes maximum firepower in terms of 'plot-holes' and 'plot-armors'


1- If Liam doesn't know a thing or is a pinch, he goes to a 'capsule' that teaches him as a school does and that in term gives you "HUGE!!" see those two exclamation marks? They are there for a reason. He literally became 50 years old before I was even interested in the novel and it... more>> was said that its normal adults age, lmao. Spare me.

2- in these "HUGE!!" Time skips there has been literally nothing interesting besides a scammer teacher whos produces results when I don't even know how XD?

3- THE MC's IQ Levels are just something man, His prev life was like a tragic one "What I read" and that should teach you one thing or another about so told 'Life' but gosh its just a repetition with the plot armor of "white glow"
Me:"Spare me of this idiocity!!!!!" *Screaming into oblivion"

4- The maid Robot/Android he purchased 2nd chapter in has "ZERO" impact on his EQ/IQ throughout those 50 years, imagine this bullshit. 50 years can make a ret*rd into a wise man while he didn't grow up which makes me conclude one thing. This whole novel is full of retards just by the standards of age, "Hallejuah!"

5- I had to tolerate the scammer teacher, the idiotic MC who's 20-50 years old with a time capsule that bestows knowledge and to add it all up, the forced events that are created by the Evil Business Man & White Glow to save the day which is like throwing a ball into the air and catching it by the same hand.

I wasn't even bothered to fix my grammar for this one, refer to "SnoopyGM" For a better Review that screams out my inner thoughts.

Evaluation: Supreme tr*sh on Untold Levels Which I Never Knew Existed. <<less
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Rort rated it
August 30, 2019
Status: --

I expected more seeing the reviews but I was disappointed once I started reading the novel.

Some would say that is similar to "Overlord" or "To be a power in the shadows" but the similarity ends with "misunderstandings" tag. Obviously I was expecting no logic-sense or some developments that are too convenient or inconvenient to the MC related to a "Comedy" novel and there are but the premise is that, not the worldbuilding or the development of the characters along with the history and the comedy in it (that is present... more>> in the other novels I mentioned before) .

Anyways is not an awful novel is a slapstick comedy, it can be enjoyed :D.

But for someone that seeks something a little bit more complex or developed, I don't recommend it. <<less
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Jakeel94 rated it
August 15, 2019
Status: v3c5
This is my favorite novel of 2019.

Honestly, it's a fun read and the story have so many different points of views and movements, but the author makes the complexity of it all seem so simple that you don't even realize it.
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hawlol rated it
August 13, 2019
Status: v3c3
This is a slapstick comedy. The story doesn't take itself serious and neither should you.

As long as you don't expect a serious space adventure, this is a great read. The plot is just there to take you to another joke/gag. The evil empire doesn't really matter, and tension goes away quickly because the MC is too OP.

Now, most of the jokes are formed from misunderstandings, things that wouldn't happen if the MC wasn't so dense and some people might not like it, but like I said, we can't read a... more>> slapstick comedy waiting for smart characters and hard contained logic, else there wouldn't be jokes!

The important part is that I had lots of FUN reading it and I recomend you try it out.

This is similar but better than "To be a power in the shadows", mainly because this one doesn't take itself serious, so if you liked it, this is for you.

To justify the 4 star score, there were two things I didn't like: Too many time skips, as the end of the first ARC the MC was already over 40. Unnecessary gore, since even though it's a 'light' read, there are several moments with brutal and gory parts that doesn't match the tone of the story. It's like watching Itchy and Scratchy from the Simpsons instead of Tom and Jerry. <<less
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pomoli rated it
July 24, 2019
Status: v2c1
Pretty good so far, MC thinks he's evil while actually doing good around him.
Don't expect space opera levels of how the universe works though, it's clearly here for plot convenience.
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OfficePony rated it
July 23, 2019
Status: --
This is gold :3 I was so pumped reading this I had to go read the raws machine translated and even with the horrible migraine-inducing shitshow that it Machine Translation it's good.

Definitely going to keep reading this as it gets translated just to feel this goodness at its peak goodness.
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DryWater rated it
July 9, 2020
Status: --
Like many other reviewers said, the execution of this story is rubbish. There's no plot direction; it feels like things just happen around the MC without anything to connect them. Things are introduced and then forgotten soon after. Things that feel like they should be important are only briefly mentioned or just happens in the background. Characters are bland at best and absolutely infuriating at worst. You'd think that the tragic backstory the MC has would force him to be at least a little bit competent, but no, he's still... more>> an absolute moron whose only saving grace is a particularly thick set of plot armor.

This novel honestly feels the same as the author's previous works only with a different set of paint which is quite telling of the author's skills as a writer. If you enjoyed the author's previous works you might like this, but this feels like the kind of novel you'd read only if you didn't have anything else left. <<less
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Twig Encina rated it
July 8, 2020
Status: v5c5
Let us see.... trying not to spoil.
The novel is quite good, don't expect a real *conflict*, more than it being a plot armor its more of the novel focusing in the delusions of the MC being an evil lord. Therefore if that kind of easy situations displease you then just give it a quick try/skim to be sure.

Same author of OtoMob so if you like that one it may be a good comparison in the style.

The translation is great and if there are any mistakes it usually gets taken... more>> care of soon after reporting it, so your mental sanity does not get consumed like when reading some MTL.

More info is in the description, I can only say I enjoy this very much. <<less
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Frittler rated it
April 6, 2020
Status: v5 prologue
tl;dr1 : It's absolute garbage, I love it.

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honestly I started reading this with a lot of hope. I liked the author's other works. I enjoyed reading dragoon, sevens, and otome mob, and had I hoped I would enjoy this in the same level as those other works. Sadly I didn't.

The premise was interesting and the story did build up nicely, but it has a lot of problems which really made it hard for me to continue reading it.

To be able to identify the problems I compared this with the author's past work and other 'misunderstanding' stories. And after comparing it, it became clear how this particular story fell short.

The story this time took place in a scifi fantasy type world. The setting reminds me of his past work which in part because all the protagonists are of noble descent with overwhelming power to take on an unjust world or something along those lines.

but alas, this is not sevens nor dragoon nor is it otome mob.

Unlike sevens and dragoon the MC, Liam, did not go through much struggles to achieve his power, this made his power feels inconsequential. Neither did his power come from a comical source related to an established plot like in otomege mob.

What's more painful is the one dimensional interaction between him, his power, and his enemies. All interaction he did with his enemies could usually be easily solved by his brute force without much consequences.

Liam felt very one dimensional and his powers felt undeserving. He did not show much vulnerability in the face of adversity, a vulnerability that he would then need to work on to overcome his struggles.

As someone would say, the plot armor is thicc in this one, and I would argue this sense of deus ex machina which keeps happening a lot might be an indicator of lazy writing; this made the power balance in the story felt off.

The characters are not loveable. Yes, you might argue some of them are loveable, I like brian, I like Rosetta, but that's it. Liam does not seem to be very consistent with his dream and his motive sometimes may come in to question, while his friends and allies felt unimportant to the character's development and the story as a whole which made them very forgettable.

His enemies would boil down to be the same with each other, with each addition they did not bring anything new to the table, basically just the same set of skills but stronger or bigger. Compared to the enemies in otome mob, which gives new powers and new ways to interact with the main character, the enemies here feels really boring and forgettable.
This story's fixation on the guide is baffling to me and is a major turn off. I do not feel that the guide is a good contrast to Liam.

In my opinion as a misunderstandings story protagonist Liam feels too bland and normal. The story progression also felt too normal and too predictable to be a misunderstandings type of story. The misunderstandings felt forced and it feels to be just a way to add flavor text Liam's personality.

Compared to stories like Overlord or the eminence in shadow, the way the misunderstandings play about felt repetitive as a joke and unimportant to the story.

a lot of these might come down to pet peeves, but a lot of it may stack up really quickly.


tl;dr2: a lot of bland character and sh*t power balance. Not weird enough to be a believable misunderstandings story. I do not recommend. <<less
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