It’s Actually Not Easy Wanting to be a Supporting Male Lead

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In this period where countless supporting lead actors always attempt to counterattack, turn over a new leaf or simply refuse to take up the role, his purpose of existing is to fill the role of a good supporting male lead and uphold his duty to the best of his ability. To add the needed lustre to storylines and this world. Only, it’s a pity that someone who is not afraid of god-like enemies will be afraid of pig-like teammates.

Bitterly, he realises that for some unfathomable reason, he is being bothered time and again by a bastard who refuses to follow the script… In order to walk the path of a good supporting male lead, he engages in a battle of wits and courage with that person. Loving each other and killing each other, one ultimately cannot escape fate’s teasing– why is it so difficult wanting to be a responsible and diligent supporting male lead?! QAQ

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想做男配其实也不容易
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Wildbookcart
New Wildbookcart rated it
August 2, 2020
Status: c9.11
It started to get booooooring as time went on. Even the tough scenes didn't stir up any emotions, as everything gets smoothen out very soon. Frankly it was too plain that I had to discontinue.
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just_a_passer_by__
New just_a_passer_by__ rated it
July 22, 2020
Status: c11.7
The story is pretty satisfying.

I like it so I gave it 5 stars (I am an "easy to please" kind of person) 😅

Though there's this "Intant falling inlove" thingy on ML's side. The love story between MC and ML are not "instant" at all. It took alot of pursuing and effort from our ML to capture the heart of our MC.

At first the character of ML is annoying. But if you persist and read the other arcs you'll somehow realize the subtle changes in his character.

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Spoiler

From being selfish, annoying ass**le to a somehow dotting second male lead. Yeah, he even give up his male lead character setting to help the MC gain more points.

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What I like about this story is that not all protagonist needs faceslapping 😅. Some of them are pretty nice.

I also like the MC's apathetic behavior towards other people besides ML.

Spoiler

Its justifiable. He is not human afterall.

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Allroundfangrl
Allroundfangrl rated it
March 10, 2018
Status: --
I love where this is going.

No I don't.

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Change my mind, I really dislike the Male Lead. He is a selfish, rude, possessive as*hole who doesn't care about the feelings of the Main Character and basically forces things to go his way when MC is trying to do his job.
I really hate him.

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I wish I could change the star rating. 2/5
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xxBlackRabbitxx
xxBlackRabbitxx rated it
April 22, 2018
Status: v3c12
Meh. Its great at first. The first volume and the second, then it just degrate from the third, mainly because of the ML. I mean come on, since you like the person then what you will think is not to cause them trouble, pain, stress etc. And do the opposite but all what the ML did to our MC is that. All of that. Urghh. Annoying twat. Urghhh. Its not even the level of a elementary notice me sempai kinda thing where you bully your crush. Urghh. Come on if... more>> you like him make him like you in a different way not this. Urgh <<less
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Victuuri Road
Victuuri Road rated it
April 4, 2018
Status: c5.8
First Arc: I CRIED. DID NOT EXPECT THIS DEVELOPMENT. Also laughed when the ML realized what happened.

Second Arc: Laughing cause the ML is chasing after supporting male lead. Sui Yuan and his System are confused. Hahaha... both the System and Female Lead called him an innocent child. He's dense and adorable af.
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ghost_kun
ghost_kun rated it
March 1, 2018
Status: c1.7
If you love Quickly Wear the Face of the Devil, you'll love this. The premise is very similar, but less ruthless by far. MC is a pure transmigrator that is trying really hard to adhere to the plot as the supporting character
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while ML is also a transmigrator that chases him around through worlds and ruining all of MC's hardwork. ;DD

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I'm super excited for more!
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hy-d-ra
hy-d-ra rated it
August 9, 2019
Status: c11 part9
Easy to forget, easy to get tired of it.

Saying this because I made more than one pause, while reading this. And when I got back it was hard for me to remember what happened before, except the main plotline of MC being something like AI/"creation" and ML following him after the first world.

What bothered me:

  • the whole beastiality thing, like f*ck no.
  • when the story insists that FY is a creation, so that's why he can't sympathize with people, treats worlds like a game etc. time and time again the novel repeats it. but isn't that denouncing the importance of all the characters the story tries to push on you so you'd feel invested? not to mention that the whole lacking emotion being told repeatedly makes the reader believe that and who wants to follow unemotional robotic MC? about lazy, MC doesn't get into plots and stays almost always on sidelines, while ML deals with everything. Example, quoting: "He was too lazy to deal with any superfluous matters, nor did he have any interest in them". This phrase appears more often when MC decides to rely on ML and not care. which makes me think... what is the point of those worlds then?
  • the strange relationship, which started from ML forcing MC. each arc he was the victim of a failed plot, because of ML he couldn't progress and this is wrapped into 'love' package? and only who knows how many arcs later and ONLY after MC was about to be obliterated, our ML remembers that he actually can adjust things, so it will comply with the plot. which paints the previous worlds with a tone of insensitivity. though who is surprised, after forcing MC and later chasing him, sometimes his thinking of only 'pa-pa-pa' is ridiculous and repulsive (like arc 5, MC is a dog, but that hound ML feels sorry he has to wait till next world to bed, or arc 11 MC is poisoned, but ML drinks vinegar instead). his constant wish for s*x doesn't remind me of love, but erectile dysfunction.
  • that is why it's hard for me to believe in their feelings. he resisted for so long, it felt like not love but that he had just given up. also MC is portrayed silly, but he sounds just s*upid, his s*upidity should sell meng, yet I can't buy it. but maybe because I like MCs who are not so indifferent to the world and bring something to the story I don't really see myself liking FY that much.
Thanks, but no thanks.
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azuluna
azuluna rated it
October 18, 2018
Status: c5.8
While not having the most original premise the story has an engaging (if not a bit oblivious) protagonist with humorous banter between him and his system, but the main love interest is what drags down the story for me at least. He is selfish and inconsiderate to the point of coming off as more the villain that should be kept far away from the protagonist than someone we should be rooting for.

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Spoiler

There's a one-sided misunderstanding after the first arc when Zhao Xihe (the love interest) learns Sui Yuan (the protagonist) is a fellow transmigrator and falls under the impression Sui Yuan had played him which is pretty dumb when you think about it since he had been playing a role and act out of character reduces their points to level up and potentially gain free will. How Zhao Xihe did not realize this is beyond me. Misinformed hate transforms into possessive infatuation because I honestly cannot call what's between these two love. Zhao Xihe for the rest of the arcs I've read up to abuses his free will to basically take advantage of Sui Yuan and screw him over redacting points from him as a supporting male lead.

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If you're into possessive male leads than this has plenty of it. I still plan on keeping up with this since Sui Yuan and his system are fun to read about. <<less
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FanGirlNoha
FanGirlNoha rated it
March 3, 2018
Status: c1.7
AWESOME story! I'm so pumped up for the next arc that I feel like I'm running on adrenaline! Such twist, much wow! :3

Spoiler

Both the main characters are transmigrators and we only get to know this at the end of the arc. Goddamnit! Give me (and the ML) back my tears! QAQ]

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raindroptree
raindroptree rated it
February 17, 2019
Status: c5.8
I honestly don't know how to rate this story. The first chapter, or first part is amazing and even gave me deja vu. It went downhill from there, and I had to stop reading at chapter 5, when the MC is reborn as a dog. I feel like I should have stopped when my instincts told me to, but I ended up reading most of that chapter.. (Cries). Even after this world is passed and he is human again, I don't want to keep reading since everything has been going... more>> steadily down hill towards a certain direction. I almost feel like the First world should be it's own small book, free of the brain shredding or bad influence from future reincarnations/worlds. <<less
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Tey
Tey rated it
March 1, 2018
Status: --
The story is kind of cute. We have a dense MC who try his best to complete and follow the plot as supporting male. And the cold dominate ML who think he got play by our MC (MC is totally innocent he just doing his job lol).
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SockPuppet
SockPuppet rated it
October 6, 2019
Status: c6
Hatequit around arc 6.

Tags should include non-con with a chance of zoophilia.

It wasn't funny and it wasn't cute. I don't know what novel the other reviewers are reading, but it's not the same one I read. Well, the first arc or two were promising, but then it went weird and creepy real fast.

The romance makes no sense. The ML is a classic overpossessive yandere type and the MC is so not into the ML that the ML's active pursuit feels really creepy and wrong.

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Spoiler

The ML chases the MC through the different worlds and in every world his behaviour gets more possessive and creepy.

At first it was just forced kisses and spending time with the MC despite his will. But then it turned into blackmailing the MC to be in a sexual "lovers" relationship with him or otherwise threatening to screw his supporting male lead job over.

And then, when the MC is a dog, he becomes his owner, threatens him again with castration and zoophilia etc, to stay with him bc he "loves him so much"............ No.

I'm assuming that they will turn this r*pe into a romance in the later arcs, but by arc 6 the MC was still very reluctant to be with the ML and def not in love.

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Maybe just not my cup of tea at all, but I wouldn't recommend this novel to anyone. <<less
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cocoajuppie
cocoajuppie rated it
May 28, 2018
Status: c4.14
I cried from laughter (and the occasional sad moment) when reading this novel. One of the best BL comedies I've read. The system has personality, the female leads aren't evil/two-faced, and the MC is capable though emotionally dense. The premise is simple:

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MC gets sent to universes where his job is the Supporting Male Lead—a fate of loving the Female Lead from afar while supporting the romance of the Male Lead and Female Lead. Despite his best efforts, the MC fails his job in spectacular ways because the Male Lead has already fallen for him, and intends to follow him from universe to universe. (RIP MC's paycheck)

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My thoughts on the ML:

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Except for the end of the fourth arc, where I think his jump in intimacy with the MC borders on "Not okay/How old is our MC?/Is this legal?", I don't think he's a bad ML. He's honest but at the same time devilish. He does knowingly frustrate the MC's efforts in the second and third arc, but he takes responsibility for his actions and addresses the MC's grievances as best as he can.

I'm sure if he could take the MC to a cafe or the movies without getting the both of them erased by 'regulations', he'd pick that over making the MC fail at his job. That said, I can't wait for karma to kick in for the ML in the next arc hahahaha...

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There are no revenge/dark storylines so far. Definitely recommend. <<less
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Justalittlechesspiece
Justalittlechesspiece rated it
March 9, 2019
Status: Completed
This was really fun to read. I understand a lot of readers are very annoyed at the ML right now, but what to do - this is what happens when you have a MC who is only interested in sticking to the script, and an ML playing the male lead destined to fall in love with the female lead having no interest in anyone else but the MC. This does change later on though, and the ML does acknowledge the MC's goals so he tries - emphasis on tries -... more>> not to mess up the script too much, but he always fails.
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ML switches roles in order to mess up the script the least, and does things to preserve the plot to the best of his ability i.e. Not killing his love rival cause his love rival is the main lead just to please MC.

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It's really very cute!

And the MC is dense, but not in the annoying kind of dense, but because he doesn't know what each action means, he just chooses to stick to the script to the best of his ability - even when sticking to the script doesn't make sense anymore, which makes his actions (which would have looked logical if the script had progressed normally) look completely irrational, and creates very funny situations
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where people assume it's because he likes some random character.

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It's hilarious!

Also, earlier arcs have the ML kinda but not really forcing himself on MC. Maybe more like creating situations to trap the MC in,
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like in arc 4, 6 and 7.

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to which the MC doesn't really have any opinion about, but it's not explicitly consensual - even if MC's only complaint is the wrecking of the script. Later arcs does show that the ML does respect the boundaries set by MC, even if they're so low they're almost non-existent, which is always a plus point. <<less
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TDA
TDA rated it
December 13, 2019
Status: c13 part7
Same as all the reviewers who mentioned this before. I've stopped reading it for well over 2 months and can't remember it too well so I'll be vague. ML and MC doesnt have a healthy relationship even until this arc where I dropped off. ML would force things on MC to the point that MC has given up on trying to...I don't know, stop ML's harassment or something? Then further arcs have ML jealous of MC cause ... more>>
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ML is no longer being the main characters of the arcs therefore allowing MC to stand out more

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so they just make ML even more possessive.

I know the author has this plot twist or the ML's backstory to introduce that could make ML more likeable but I frankly don't think it'll make the relationship any better. <<less
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Sireinna
Sireinna rated it
February 3, 2020
Status: c2.8
I really enjoyed the first arc. But then it when everything from Arc 1 is repeating in Arc 2, I can't help but feel disappointment. I ended up dropping this series. I loved Quickly Wear the Face of a Devil and I'm looking for something similar. The only thing common between these two is the transmigrating part. I love power couples, not the naive innocent and especially never learning one. The MC strives to complete his mission but doesn't really think about his interaction with ML, which really annoys me.... more>> To be honest, his IQ is only average and EQ on the negatives -, -

Also ML is really rude and mean. He knows that MC is in a mission but still proceeds to ruin everything.

The FLs are even better than ML. <<less
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Lion Turtle
Lion Turtle rated it
March 1, 2018
Status: c1.7
I love this novel so much! The MC is naive and adorable, while the ML is also so loveable!

Spoiler

Both reincarnate throught worlds with a system, but the ML has freedom while the MC doesn't. The ML learns this at the end of the first arc, but he already has fallen in love 💖💖💖

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If you like Quickly wear the face of the devil you will love this.
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amruta
amruta rated it
December 9, 2019
Status: Completed
The romance is bland. The MC is a Gary Stu and ends up breaking the CP in the stories they transmigrate into. The translation is great. It's just that the story is not gripping. As a matter of fact, I read this one arc at a time. Otherwise it becomes too boring. The ML's insta-love for the MC is explained in the later arcs but it comes across as creepy in the beginning. Overall an average story.

EDIT AFTER COMPLETING

The ending of the main arc was so abrupt. The destroyer was... more>> killed "off-screen". MC's halo remains unchanged. So, naturally, all future tasks are expected to be messed up. I stick to my "average story" rating. <<less
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Ritu
Ritu rated it
November 13, 2019
Status: c13
It starts out so so good but then midway it turns tr*shy because of the ML being a complete uncaring selfish creep. Tonnes of dub con. The stories get better only when the MC is at the risk of losing his life due to the ML's fuvk ups. Yeah it's typical scum gong trope. Id rate this novel a 6/10. You'd have to have a huge amount of patience to not rage quit this novel midway.
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NA2Z
NA2Z rated it
April 22, 2019
Status: c7.5
I hate the ML.

The first 1, 2, 3n4 arc is so good but then it plummets. No-matter how loving he is to the MC he's not considerate to MC's work at all. It's like he doesnt have morals at all a long as he gets MC even forcing himself on him. Very selfish and annoying to death.

I'm considering dropping this. This is the first time I leave this much of bad review.
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earlgreyt
earlgreyt rated it
October 18, 2018
Status: c112
One of the better QT novels out there, especially the early half.

This one is a good contrast to QWFOD because the side characters are awesome! The 'love rivals' are generally good people, and it's so refreshing to read BL with non-misogynist, likable female characters. The set up for this story allows for more freedom with the plot & characterizations (since the MC isn't typecast into a vengeance role) so there's less repetition.

The arcs are pretty fun/awesome and super comedic, especially the misunderstandings between the MC and the ML from the... more>> beginning. There's a lot of character development and the ML has a bit of a mysterious past cliche, but I didn't mind it much.

I understand the POV of some reviewers mentioning that the ML bullies the MC and causes him a lot of trouble in the arcs. While I also dislike bully!MLs or overly dominant/oppressive!MLs, due to the MC's origins (which is a spoiler), the MC himself wasn't actually traumatized or emotionally hurt by the ML's actions, just annoyed at his 'strange' colleague. So it was acceptable.

However, later half of the story did start to get a bit annoying/repetitive because the ML kept his OP status too easily and was able to manipulate the MC into everything.

The last few arcs makes an attempt to address this issue and manage to restore a lot of the fun and interesting dynamics that had attracted me in the first place.

Overall, a solid 4, with the earlier arcs being very close to 5 for me.

Many thanks to the translators for their hard work. High re-read factor. <<less
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xX_nyLEMrOn_Xx
xX_nyLEMrOn_Xx rated it
March 1, 2018
Status: c1.7
I so love it 😍

It's a fresh concept for me since...

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both of them are fast transmigrators

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Looking forward to future arcs.

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