Nidome no Yuusha

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Ukei Kaito fought a desperate struggle in order to fulfill his role as a summoned hero. He defeated the Demon Lord and saved the very world, only to meet an end filled but with betrayal. The companions that he’d trusted throughout his journey betrayed him and killed him by sticking a blade through his chest.

It was then that he swore to himself.

He swore that, if given another chance, he would no longer so rigidly cling to the concept of “faith.”

He swore that, if given another chance, he would dedicate himself to enacting the most atrocious act of revenge possible.

He swore that, if given another chance, he would do things right.

「I’ll kill every single last one of you… I swear it…」

And so, he died, leaving behind not but a series of menacing last words — but his story had yet to end. A voice resounded through his head and informed him that there was more to his fate than what lay beyond the grave.

【The following is a system message. Tutorial Mode has been terminated.】

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Nidome no Yuusha wa Fukushuu no Michi wo Warai Ayumu. ~Maou yo, Sekai no Hanbun wo Yaru Kara Ore to Fukushuu wo Shiyou~
The Hero is Walking the Second Time on the Path of Vengeance While Laughing ~ Maou, I’m Going to Give You Half of the World so Take Vengeance with Me~
二度目の勇者は復讐の道を嗤い歩む。 ~魔王よ、世界の半分をやるから俺と復讐をしよう~
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Reinfall
New Reinfall
December 2, 2019
Status: c163
Giving 4 stars for this series is pretty high for me, since I usually do not like revenge-themed series.

Many people dropped this way too early, with the pretense that it's 'edgy' or 'predictable' or 'shallow'. After reading this far, I do not regret picking up this series. This review shall be done differently from the common pros and cons.

Author's Writing Style

The author starts off the series with a simple premise where the MC was betrayed by the people who he trusted and got a second chance to redo it, which... more>> he then use it to sought revenge. The author usually writes what is happening at the current situation (which is damn confusing at first) but through many, many flashbacks/hints, we get to slowly unravel what happened in his first life or how the current situation came about. Of course, there are things mentioned that literally dropped out of the blue but due to the author's style, it will be explained eventually or in another arc

If you are not the patient kind and prefer things to be handed to you right away, you will call this story shallow because you will think its karma based on your assumptions or whatnot. With patience, you will see that the world is that... horrendous. Plus, readers should know that the requirements for hero summoning and reincarnation is different for this world so the fella who is complaining, think a little bit will you?

Worldbuilding

Through the flashbacks and hints the author give throughout the series, we will also slowly unravel the different places the world is made of. Readers (who just read vol 1) seem to think that it's just him moving to the next place where his target will be but due to many (and sometimes sudden) reasons, things won't go according to plan at times.

Speaking of world, this is so far the only isekai I know (as far as I can remembered) that shows us the aftermath on what happened after his disappearance (and the sacrifices) from Japan.
Spoiler

MC will be isekai back in one arc and boy the world wasn't a pretty place even after he got home. Yes, those who the princess said will die, indeed die

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Harem

Yes this has elements of harem and you would be surprised on who would join him in the future. So if you don't like the idea of harem, maybe this is not for you but if you can overlook that part and read the story, you might find yourself liking this.

Killing

I don't like revenge stories in general as it's usually needless murder or the MC mindcontrolling his targets to do his bidding. His accomplices (3 girls and 1 guy) are already broken from the start so although the peddler Leone said that his is called "tame brainwashing", its more of like MC giving them a second chance to rise up but the price of it is that they will never betray each other and due to learning the events of one another's lives, they will share their vengeance (aka your target is also my target and vice versa). MC and co does not kill needlessly if they can help it as their targets (and those involved with them) are predetermined.

Predictable?

Not really. Maybe at the start yes (which many dropped ironically). There will be many places where the author will throw a wrench and go "Aha, caught you" to the reader's, to which we then have no idea on how the story will proceed. Also his targets of revenge are also scum to the point where, at the start I hope some would be resolved peacefully but now after I read this far I agree that all of them should suffer. Yes, there are commenters here who thinks he deserve it cos of his relationship (which is damn vague at the start so we dunno to what extent) with the demon lord but really, this are the very people who supports the scum in this story since they can only blindly make assumptions based on a few rumours (or a few flashbacks in the case of commenters here)

tldr; A person who dislikes revenge-themed in general is giving it 4 stars after reading 163 chapters (5 volumes?) so why are you not trying it out? <<less
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NegativeIQ
New NegativeIQ rated it
November 28, 2019
Status: c20
It's a great revenge story, where the MC and his companion go out, seeking revenge on all the people they hate. But other than that, that's it

Pros

  1. Vivid imagery. Author goes into great detail on every torture session
  2. Interesting plot set up. MC get's betrayed, dies, goes back in time, and seeks revenge
  3. MC isn't the typical goody-two-shoes found in most Japanese isekai novels, so its a very refreshing take on a character.
Cons

  1. It's a revenge story, and that's it. Nothing else. MC wants revenge, he goes and gets it. Predictable outcome.
  2. Author drags on too long on either torture scenes, or flashback scenes.
I recommend this to you if you like...

  1. Sadistic protagonists, like, really sadistic.
  2. Gore, lots and lots of gore.
  3. Revenge stories.
Don't take my review too seriously, I have only read up to chapter 20, as of writing this review, the translations have gone up to 173, so take everything with a grain of salt, for me in general, I just got bored up to this point and moved on to something else, but if you keep reading it might just be your cup of tea.
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Asf
Asf rated it
May 4, 2016
Status: --
A story about a summoned hero that’s hellbent on revenge.

The MC become a big sad*st after he walk his path of revenge. You would see the MC do many kinds of torture, and how the MC somewhat enjoyed it in the process.. He is using his knowledge that he got from the tutorial mode to get even more powerfull this time around, and kill/torture all the backstabbers. Its a pretty good read if you enjoy the antihero kinds of story.
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GordonLi
GordonLi rated it
October 18, 2016
Status: --
If there were a reason to read this it would be that it's different from other stories. Worth a look, but unworthy of praise.

This book is about monologues, torture, and selfish egoism. The author has a fetish for power tripping torture. I would actually find it bearable to read, if it weren't for all the tedious monologues and inner thoughts. The MC is basically an edgy teenager turned psycho killer, albeit for ok reasons, but just because he has a reason to go on a perpetual power trip slash revenge... more>> hunt doesn't make the story a good read. Also, I personally think the MC is going pathetically overboard and he doesn't have sufficient reason to do so. If his enemies had killed his family as well that would have worked for me. <<less
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GodfatherJim
GodfatherJim rated it
August 13, 2016
Status: c15
A story for edgy teenagers. It's a overused revenge trope where the MC goes back in time because he was betrayed. Now the MC is a "evil" and brainless with only the most basic emotions like hate. It's like the MC never heard the world betrayal in his entire worthless life and he goes crazy when he suddenly experiences it. The slave trope is really off putting too, I guess it's a must for Japanese light novels. I do not dislike this novel but it's so much like someone putting... more>> in all their pessimistic emotions into a story and forgetting about logic.

Edit:
Also all the characters on the cover look so punchable! <<less
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Key08
Key08 rated it
April 26, 2018
Status: c23
TO ALL NEWCOMERS PLS READ THIS

You might find reviews on how this story is edgy and the author is spending time on useless monologue and flashbacks. So I'm here to give you a few pointers before reading this novel to save time if you think the story in not up your alley.

Well then, first of all before I go to the main point I want to explain to you what is edgy. If you check the urban dictionary it will give you something like this "something or someone trying too hard to be cool, almost to a point where it's cringe worthy". This will be very applicable to Xianxa protagonist who just simply burst every people's head if they ever bumped into him, but these days, whenever there is... more>> a story about torture, sadness or revenge, you will hear tons of people crying "edgy!". So if you ever comes across a review that screams edgy without even a constructive criticism in the novel on how it became edgy, please ignore it, because the person who made that review has a booger clogging up his brain.

Anyway, with that out of the way, let's get to the main point.

This story is about revenge, so don't expect ponies riding across rainbow towards Happyland or something then call it edgy since there wasn't what you expected. With that being said, expect tons of betrayals and rage inducing villains in the story.

The story start of when the MC died after being betrayed and given another chance by the goddess. You should probably able to imagine that since it start of right at that time, we don't have any background on who and why he was betrayed and killed, but this will be explained bit by bit by the author as the story progress in a form of flashbacks.

THIS IS A WARNING - if you are the type who thinks all flashbacks are filler episode like in naruto as well as character and world build up are just author's way to lengthen the chapters, then you can close this site and find another novel.

With the amount of people that had betrayed the MC, there's no way for all their names to be cramped in a single chapter along with all of their individual reason by doing so. Whoever does such spoonfeeding information is a failure of an author.

So anyway, this novel as I said is about revenge and torture but the MC isn't like to Xianxia protagonist who indiscriminately kills everyone cuz they have bigger dicks. MC is the type of person who holds on his vow and will never go back on his word for it, he is not a psycho killer you might be hoping for because he selects his targets. One more thing, if you ever read Sairin Yuusha and liked it, then this will be right up your alley. <<less
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GEMINI the Des2n1Reaver
GEMINI the Des2n1Reaver rated it
May 31, 2016
Status: --
This is something good, highly recommended!

The MC is rather sadistically good which is awesome. His vengeance is empowering him to kill his targets.

Can't wait for another carnage.
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Tasear
Dream Seeker rated it
June 23, 2016
Status: c14
Do you believe there is only good in the world? Do you believe people to have your back? Do you believe people even when they stab you in back? Now do you believe in Revenge?

It's time to stab them back.
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Dashj6217
Dashj6217 rated it
January 6, 2019
Status: c64
I read till the point where I just dropped it. I understood why many translators dropped it too. Someone said to give it a try it is not a filthy whore, but it is but worst it has multiple STD's (bad things) which makes you gag.

The first thing is the MC is stupid actually strike that he oblivious and a complete dumbass. I am sorry to say this but from his flashbacks, he should know sh*t was up when he first met the demon lord as he said she saved... more>> him. That's a red flag in bright daylight if I never have seen one, to begin with.

He was betrayed and chase down. I am sorry but his experience does not match what he has shown. I was betrayed so I will go and torture people because they chase me down. No sane person would think that way. If he were insane it may be found as I understand being betrayed could make someone insane, but he is sane to me to know better.

I can say I like the other novel with the healer and stuff because he has justification for why he is like that. Drugs do sh*t to people and he has done many wrong things, but at least he is somewhat excusable but this MC is not.

He finds out that he transported to the past and punches the princess thinking he the same place dying. Doesn't make sense, I thought running away and being betrayed would make him observant, but nope. He is in the summoning chamber again and his strength is weaker yet he does not connect the dots instead takes I think 5 chapters before figuring it out pathetic.

Second, he does not try to calm down and use the situation to his advantage he goes and starts to torture and talk about everything while torturing. Now I am not sure but fighting for 4 years, being 21 (mentally), and being betrayed and chased down should at least make really mature but for him, it seems like everything went back to zero along with his stats.

He could wait and try to gain their trust along with power grinding his way to the top before turning on them, but nope he goes and torture the princess and the knights then leave them alive. Does not make sense. He tortures people in order for them to feel the pain he felt does not make sense.

He should hide and make a bunch of incidents and make it so that the people who betrayed him are chased down instead. That would be an act of more satisfying revenge.

Next, the bunny girl shows up and join why not she also wants revenge. He wants an accomplice why because of its more fun that way. Forced Harem member. Next, let's continue some more he makes her vow on a sword which makes it so that if she dies he dies and vice-versa what in the actual f*ck is he thinking. He did not learn anything in his last life. He tells his secret to her and gives her almost everything. But I stayed strong and press forward.

The breaking point to me was the second forced harem or maybe 3 forced harem member the elf/dark elf. She is not needed like the Bunny girl. Demon lord is alright and maybe the saintess since it would make sense why she attacked him. I am honestly disappointed to have wasted my time to read this mess. Do not recommend for anyone to read this mess. <<less
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OfficePony
OfficePony rated it
August 17, 2016
Status: c19
Grammar: 3.5/5 (formerly 4.5/5 as of ch 15)
Story: 35/5 (formerly 3/5 as of ch 17)
Writing/Translation: 3/5 (formerly 4.2/5 as of ch 15)

(Update as of Chapter 19: Thank goodness, series is back on track with the story instead of detailing simple killing as revenge. Things are starting to look good again :D)

(Update as of Chapter 17: Severe drop in quality and story. Went from a rather nice revenge story to a simple kill em all revenge story. There were nice details before that... more>> would elicit some kind of feeling, some kind of recognition that it was a revenge well done. Now it's just kinda shallow. I'll keep reading until another drop in quality or the translators give up, either way I don't hold much hope for this series getting better.)

Well, found a diamond in the rough. The story line is typical betrayal revenge, but done in a way that feels satisfying to the soul. The MC doesn't search for petty killing as a form of revenge, but the truly, deeply, burning desire to utterly destroy any semblance of life from his targets.

The grammar in particular is pretty well done from the translation group, there is a fairly good flow with wording, and phrasing that I find astounding considering it was done by a small-ish group. There are, of course, a few spots that they stumble on as far as proper wording, but it's not enough to disturb the reading experience unless you're a Grammar Nazi.

The writing and flow of the story line, although it includes some flash backs and largely boring descriptions of the world system, are fairly consistent and allow you to really get a sense of events and the proper ability to start feeling the story. No real character development has occurred yet, but the small amount that has taken place allows you to feel for the side character that gets added in. As for the MC, I find it best to imagine that he shares your own personal history to make up for the gaping hole that is his character. Maybe this will be filled in slowly as they story progresses. Maybe it will forever remain a void of any details. Either way, it doesn't hurt the story too much since I personally prefer to imagine myself in his place. <<less
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Nana (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧
Whew it's good, there's no nonsense such as 'i must bidding my time before showing my fang', pure vengeance from the start. There's no stupid heroine with muscle brain and balon breast either. Love it.

So what if it's a girl? Author-san really shine brightly without describing how 'hot' the female is, how big and plump her breast, how tiny her waist. Definitely read this for the plot ^^
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Pafs
Pafs rated it
February 21, 2017
Status: c71
Reading raws~

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At later chapters, it feels like it starts to lose aim and going to the direction of harem fantasy by adding a second (loli dark elf? 14 yrs old) 'revenge partner'. Will there be a 3+? Starting to suspect his old party members were all females as well (2 showed up as characters as far as I read, and like the revenge partners, they're described as beautiful/ desirable/ striking), or atleast the new party will. These might not be considered minus factors for some readers.

I was thinking of keep reading until (maybe) 4th member of the party show up and if it's a guy then it's not a harem/I stand corrected but then decided to drop it afterall after the flashback chapters about the (also loli?) demon king main love interest.
Also at some point he's no longer gleefully rampaging/he decided to 'limit' his revenge to only a few people though there are random petty killings committed (they killed a nobleborn mage because he wanted to stay in the back/wanted him and the rabbit --who are not mages and fight in melee.-- to be tanks? Somehow it becomes ' (nobles are) selfish and not caring about other people's lives').

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Scaethys
Scaethys rated it
June 4, 2016
Status: c13
Relatively interesting twist to the "redo" genre, but not to the point where its jaw-dropping. However what made this novel worth reading so far is the vengeance aspect.
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Spoiler

So far the MC makes good use of the understanding he gained of the world during the tutorial to take complete advantage over the other characters (ex. The shady dealer, princess etc.) Unlike some vengeance stories, this MC has no qualms in killing or thoroughly torturing those he has a grudge on. It's a bit similar to Shield Hero but he's definitely a lot more ruthless than the shield hero.

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His personality does a complete 180 from when he first started thats for sure. A good read; however there is only 13 chapters translated. I have high expectations for this one. <<less
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Detrolord
Detrolord rated it
September 15, 2015
Status: --
One of the best in the transport genre at last we can see a f*ck up version of a hero.
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LordGrim102
LordGrim102 rated it
April 30, 2019
Status: --
Okay here are some inconsistencies in the story:

In his first life, he lived for 4 years before he was killed by his ex-companions.

He was betrayed and wants to appeal to everyone that he isn't a bad guy.

... more>> He wants to return to his original world because he misses his friends and families (typical stupid naive japanese ideals).

Then he learns that he doesn't have anyone to return to on his original world. Because everyone close to him died/sacrificed due to him being summoned.

After that he manage to escape because of stroke of luck and went into hiding.

He knows that everyone he knows, companion, friend, people he saved, the church etc. Betrayed him. But he still hides and mingles in civilized cities. Why is that? He could've hide himself from the forest or find another non-hostile country if there are more or explore the world he is in. But no, he lingers in the danger and got killed in the end, because he didn't know how to live in wilderness? That's just pure bullshit. Also, when he acquired the holy sword of vengeance and swore that he would kill every last of the people who betrayed him is on the last moment of his life. So him being stupid and killed and not choosing to flee while he still not have revenge on his mind, is all his fault to begin with, So he deserves to die and get betrayed for his foolishness and naivety.

Edited: Later in the 90's and 100's chapter. The flow of the story becomes messed up. Going sidetracked all over and making the readers confused as to what and who was talking. The author becomes lazy and haphazardly putting chapters that doesn't really matter for the story. All in all, the pacing of the story is strange. Just like other countless trash Japanese novels out there, this novel too belongs to category as trash.

One thing that I always notice when I read Japanese trash novel is that, the world the MC is living in, seems small. About smaller the size of mercury. Why can't Japanese author expand their thinking and broaden their horizon? They are too close-minded people to disregard logic of the world they are creating and perverse their own words. That is what an incompetent person would do though. That is why I the novels I hate the most is Japanese novels, Chinese novels have more merits even though it's full of cliche but their logic and laws are mostly absolute when writing a story. Korean novels are the most novels that produce good quality story because of their impeccable use of logic and reasons behind actions. But they are tragedy loving genre people, that wants the MC to fail or seem hopeless at the end though.

The review will be updated if I decided to drop the story or feel the need to update it. <<less
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GUTB
GUTB rated it
October 11, 2018
Status: --
Trash. If this story was about dealing with feelings of revenge against an unfair world than it might have been good. Don’t be fooled by the description: Nidome no Yuusha is simply a cartoonish violence power-trip for edgy teens. "Revenge" is just a shallow excuse. Even if you’re into fetish violence / torture the incredible amount of useless filler and generic JP harem antics will burn you out.

The revenge plots are both incredibly drawn-out due to filler and unsatisfying due to how quickly the author wraps them up. A revenge... more>> plot starts, padded out with filler for many chapters, and then the execution of the revenge will play out over a few chapters in a brain dead / silly fashion. <<less
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NegativeNeko
NegativeNeko rated it
November 14, 2017
Status: v1c5
The story starts of nice then its just destroyed the protags reason for vengence when it is reveal early on that the 3 years he was in the new world was actually just a "Demo" version of the actually world he gets summoned to. So the all the events that happend during that time didn't actually happened but he does get to keep all his OP powers. Which makes the protag a retarded villian because his so called "Revenge" is just him attacking somewhat innocent people because they kicked his... more>> ass in the "Demo".

And this is reveal very early in the story! <<less
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ReadsWebNovels
ReadsWebNovels rated it
November 5, 2017
Status: v2c5 part2
The introduction of the female co-lead is the point where the story transitions from a natural-feeling dark story to a middle schooler's cringy over-the-top edge-lord torture-porn.
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Erimos
Erimos
July 29, 2017
Status: --
Finally a true revenge boner, his world was shit, the revelation that everything he did on his first run was for nothing, the people of this world seriously contend with those on Tate no Yuusha on being the shittiest kind of people you ever know. I ragequitted JP revenge stories after reading many that in the end the MC became a complete eunuch wimp and forgave and forgot all the sh*t the world made him feel. And this decision made me know the glorious xianxia stories where the MC has... more>> balls of steel, and his revenge involves killing everyone related and their dog and then salting the land for good measure (I'm looking at you Renegade Immortal <3).

Well, this review has gone places, but my point is: I hope that those harem and romance tags doesn't plummet this novel to hell like every other i've read before, even though that was the main reason I got to know xianxia revenge stories in first place, and I seriously hope that this MC and his yandere sidekick won't mellow down, be as ruthless as an xianxia MC, and NEVER decide to forgive forget and go the: "i won't mess with you if you don't mess with me at least 1229394949 times and kill everyone that I love and leave me as a battered sack of bruises on the sideroad" route (I'M LOOKING AT YOU TATE NO YUUSHA AND ARIFURETA!!!) <<less
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asianMekai
asianMekai rated it
September 27, 2016
Status: --
A really interesting read on anti-hero who greatly desires revenge to the point where his sanity is questionable.

Spoiler

>The hero gets betrayed by comrades
>Hero dies
>Time reversed and the hero sworn vengeance to those who betrayed him
>The once kind and naive hero became a bloodthirsty demon with a strange sadistic nature as a bonus
>Must read

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Awesome Sauce
Awesome Sauce rated it
July 5, 2016
Status: --
Betrayals, betrayals everywhere. And revenge is the sweetest when you use your own hands to serve it cold.

Absolutely love this novel. The MC is smart, determined, decisive, cruel, and justified with his actions.

The motif of someone who was kind, but foolish in blindly trusting in someone to the point that they're taken advantage of... only to be slapped in the face with the treachery is so pitiful, us readers can't help but cheer on the anti-heroes in their journey for revenge. A major plus, it's not a harem. He... more>> gains just one companion, Minaris, who's charmingly twisted in her own right and that I have high expectations for.

So far, only 10+ chapters have been translated, but I'm definitely looking forward to more. (5/5) <<less
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Wolfran13
Wolfran13 rated it
March 6, 2018
Status: c26
This novel's sole aim is for the hero to be sadistic.

The reasons are shallow, both for his enemies to betray him and viceversa, which would be fine, if he didn't have betrayed the demon lord first.

Its really weird how the hero was initially portrayed as naive and "betrayed out of nowhere" but the facts keep chaging, at some point he said he didn't know why the princess had betrayed him but a few chapters forward he dreams of one memory where says exactly why she did it. This LN is... more>> all over the place...

Spoiler

Its weird how he had a very friendly relationship with the demon lord to the point of knowing her personality, having been offered to "have half of the world if he joined her" and when he refused her... she lets him kill her so that he can return home. Right after that he is betrayed by his former companions for whatever selfish reasons they gave him and now wants revenge on everyone. I say its just his karma, he has no moral ground.

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