The Disabled Tyrant’s Pet Palm Fish [Transmigration]

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One day, Li Yu transmigrated into a fish. Furthermore, this fish even had a master. This master was the sinister and terrifying, mute tyrant from a novel. The system gave Li Yu a task. If he wanted to change back into a human, he had to obtain the tyrant’s heart.

Li Yu full of tears: System, please wake up. I’m only a fish. He can’t even speak. How can we interact?

System: Stop jabbering. To take down the tyrant, you must attack his heart.

Li Yu: Can I ask, does the tyrant have a heart–

Li Yu did his best to blow bubbles at the tyrant, but ended up being captured by the tyrant and raised carefully in a huge, ginormous…… fish tank. The life of a fish was filled with all sorts of blessings.

Everyday, Mu Tianchi watched the little carp swim around happily, pondering when this fish would finally transform into a human.

The little carp didn’t know. It’s not that the tyrant had no heart, it’s just that he already gave it away to the little carp that accidentally saved his life.

Associated Names
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Can Ji Bao Jun De Zhang Xin Yu Chong [Chuan Shu]
残疾暴君的掌心鱼宠[穿书]
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102 Reviews


P2wo
New P2wo
Jun 12, 2021
Status: Completed
This is one of the MOST CHARMING stories I have ever read. At the beginning, you might lose some brain cells reading the novel but it's funny if you take the story lightly. As the story progresses, you will realize the beauty of this novel. It's extremely fun to read.

CHARACTERS

I like the ML very much. He is a tyrant as per the book's title but honestly he is the cutest tyrant to ever exist. He can't speak but he has this presence that makes him shine bright throughout... more>> the story. Also, I am extremely glad to say that unlike similar C-BL novels, he as a ML doesn't force himself upon MC and respects MC's feelings very much.

MC is naive but really cute. He isn't the typical meek, submissive boyfriend either. He is strong in his own way. Although he is portrayed as a bottom (I don't like the segregation of top and bottom), he is actually the one who initiates physical intimacy. This is extremely rare in C-novels.

Regarding the side characters, most of them are not one-dimensional. They are really just side characters. The whole focus is only on MC and ML and some on the family of ML and some attendants of MC and ML. They are eccentric and loveable. Also, villains are really detestable. But I am sad that they are only shown to be power hungry to the point of being irrational and not morally grey like every human is.

RELATIONSHIP

The relationship between MC and ML is very healthy. Ever since the beginning of the novel, the relationship between MC and ML as a pet fish and his master was extremely fluffy. Although before their official relationship started, there were some misunderstandings, but after they got together, they were like honey and maple syrup and sugar and everything sweet all mixed together. They have equal footing on the relationship and they immensely care and respect each other. As I have already said, both MC and ML don't force themselves on each other and just let their relationship flow naturally. Although the system somehow forced MC to do things to ML which created some misunderstandings, they were all dealt beautifully.

STORY

The story itself is WELL-BALANCED. Nothing is overdone. Normally, historical C-novels include a lot of unnecessary face-slapping, easy power up, royal dog blood drama and sloppy romance. But this novel has a proper balance of everything.
    • Face-slapping: Face slapping is there but in a moderate amount when it is absolutely necessary. Thank god there are not people who get offended just because MC or ML breathe. There also aren't many cases where literally everyone jumps up onto MC or ML for revenge. MC and ML also have a healthy relationship.
    • Royal Drama: Also most of the times, we see kings to be extremely paranoid and always make won't decisions. They are always led by the nose by some concubine or prince and are always on guard against MC or ML. However, this novel has a king who has his wits preserved and treats ML fairly. In fact, he is really cool and sometimes cute. May be this is the reason why the royal drama isn't irritating. It is well-written and can be said to be somewhat realistic.
    • Serious Moments: Although the novel really is devoid of logic and science sometimes, there really are some moments where I was so overwhelmed.
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      One time MC gets sick and ML gets all panicked and carries MC to take him to the imperial physician instead of asking the physician for a visit. But he is mute so he can't even shout to ask anyone for help. So he coughs and coughs for servants to notice him. Of course he had a bell in his room with which he can summon servants. But he was so anxious that he forgets everything and coughs to grab attention. God, that was so freaking emotional.

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      Also, the fact that MC can get pregnant is also handled well. In the other stories with mpreg where a man transmigrates to a different world where he can suddenly give birth, they act so calm like it's nothing. For example, "Banished to Another World", "Poisonous Peasant Concubine", etc. Even a woman who knows her entire life about pregnancy gets all emotional and faces mood swings during pregnancy. How can a man who suddenly became pregnant not experience that?? But in this story, MC goes through a sudden breakdown was so realistic and touching.

      Although there are so many transmigration novels where MC travels to an ancient era, there are pitifully few novels where women's status gets developed by the MC's effort. Especially in BL novels, since MC is a male, this rarely happens. But in this novel, MC takes steps into uplifting women. In fact, after he gets some royal power, the first drastic thing he does is to change widow's life. Damn, I was so happy!
    • Supernatural: And the supernatural or mythical portion around MC is also well-written, albeit s*upid and funny. This supernatural part makes the story seriously charming. Like really charming!!!
    • Power-up: Also, the things MC has to do to "power up" are so hilarious and awkward. Poor guy! But ML definitely was happy hahaha.
CONCLUSION

All in all, this novel is a fun read. It's relaxing and fluffy. There are some places where things get absolutely absurd but I think that is what makes this novel stand out from other similar novels. I have been reading all these popular transmigration novels for so long but this definitely is the one that has the BEST OF EVERYTHING. I basically didn't get bored a bit, laughed out loud a lot of times, cried a few times and even dreamt about having a relationship despite being ace/aro myself (yeah, the story literally slaps your face with dog food enough to feed all the dogs in the world for their whole life). <<less
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Old_Cat
New Old_Cat
Jun 11, 2021
Status: Completed
This is so fun to read. The character development was there and the MC or ML ain't portrayed as OP. They actually achieved everything bcs of each other's help and bcs of their own unique ideas. The misunderstandings ain't frustrating, but rather embarrassing sometimes (lmfao). There's no angst, but there are parts that will bring you great anticipation. Their actions and responses to events was realistic also. Even tho it was more focused with their relationship development, the side characters all played a major role to the success of both... more>> MC and ML. Sometimes the MC might look a little childish (sorry ML don't kill me), but he's actually open-minded and knows his priorities. Hope there's extras tho, it feels like the EPILOGUE was rushed and I rlly hope I was able to read the growth of the kids, the growth of their nation, their first bonding as a family after all of them are able to turn into a fish. <<less
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Neyaneyaaa
Neyaneyaaa
Sep 04, 2020
Status: Completed
It was so good I cried. I am happy that there is an equality in the relationship and the ML maybe capable but he's not like the other MLs in danmei where there're so overly perfect, I can't help but roll my eyes so hard. The MC is kinda s*upid and obvious that I sometimes facepalm but the author manage to turn it out surprisingly endearing.... MC is also kind and is not misogynistic. What's more? He's not hypocrite.

Ehhhh the babies are so cute I cannnnnnnot.
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Readd99
Readd99
Aug 26, 2020
Status: Completed
I would have rated it 3.5 but 4 for the little cuties >.< >.<

I wonder how obsessed the the author is with fish to write such a story lol. I think it was her long lost childhood dream to be a fish :'D

Anyway, it is a fun read. Although I think the palace drama is not that deep, it is something I prefer. At first it was kinda s*upid fights over trivial things between princes but it got much better later on. Sometimes I think it is illogical how trivial... more>> matters can escalate like that but in history there was even more whimsical nobels.

A big reminder is that it IS NOT a yaoi as mentioned I. The genre. There are a lot of smut that really is not smut. All are cut and mentioned in a roundabout way which don't make you have that Doki Doki feeling haha

The ending is quite satisfying for me <3 <3

The MC is not passive at all but quite active which is to my liking. The ML also don't treat him as a kept boyfriend but gives him authority and power.

the story telling is a bit lacking for me. it always feels like something is missing and abrupt or not quite fleshed out. But it is full of events, entertaining and have alot of humor.

My favorite in the story are the

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quadruplets. I always wanted a novel with triplets but here is even more lol. I love to read their part of story alot, it is both funny and cute. One of the things I don't like is how early they started studying... although it is only the elder that we can call studied lol

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Inkling
Inkling
Nov 13, 2020
Status: c37
This story is absolutely delightful, my day is instantly better as soon as I see that there's a new chapter up.

It's both well written and well translated, the pacing is great and the story is fun and super fluffy with well written, lovable characters. I love how the MC has come to really embrace his identity as a fish, and look forward to seeing more of the doting MLs tyrant side.

Highly recommend!
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Pandaryn
Pandaryn
Nov 04, 2020
Status: c28
So far the novel is absolutely amazing!!!!!!

And the translator's translating is superb❤️❤️

Thank you so much for translating this novel!!!❤️❤️
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WanderingReader
WanderingRea
Nov 07, 2020
Status: Completed
This is one of the best BL novel I've read so far!

If you like fluffiness, good plot yet not that heavy, and good ML then this is a fantastic novel

I absolutely immersed in the story and rooting for both of them. Regrettably it's not that long, but the ending and conclusions are all nicely wrapped up. There are some loose ends but it's not that important so I don't think it'll affect the enjoyable story

Highly recommended just for the fluff and comedy!
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Yullen4eva
Yullen4eva
Nov 30, 2020
Status: --
It's an amazing read if you ignore the violations to science. Like how a fish can be comfortably out of water, ink on a fish underwater not dissolve, jump on tables, beds etc when it's described to be small, how a fish gets enough oxygen from a tea cup overnight, etc etc etc

I still love the novel though!!!
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Taffy91
Taffy91
Nov 08, 2020
Status: c32
Good stuff. I’m excited to see how their relationship will develop from here on out, but they’re already one of the most charming duo’s I’ve seen in a while.
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Orenge
Orenge
Aug 16, 2020
Status: c65
Really good so far! 4.5/5

Li Yu transmigrated into a fish and has to complete certain tasks in order to gain rewards (e.g. Increased strength, healing and changes in his fish form), and of course many of the tasks does place MC in some awkward situations. So far, MC is helping ML against the palace intrigue, and I appreciate that MC is actually helpful to the ML and likewise, ML to the MC.

There's not really any angst so far but more fluff, and the ML is super sweet to the MC.... more>> I like that the romance does take a while to develop for both characters, but it doesn't take too long for it to happen considering the length of the novel and how long each chapter is.

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Their relationship was established around this ~65 chapter mark

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The only issue I have so far is how the MC still is oblivious to the fact that ML is aware that he can switch between human and fish. Many, many situations happen in the novel that makes should make it painfully obvious to anyone, and so it sucks that this is what is being used to push the plot along for a long time.

Overall, I'm very curious on how the novel will progress since there's so many chapters left and a lot has already happened, so hopefully the novel won't feel like it's dragging on. But so far, it's an entertaining read, and I highly recommend it. <<less
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panthecakes
panthecakes
Feb 01, 2021
Status: c65
Okay first off, the use of "fish" as a pronoun/noun was just very cute and funny so I'd like to thank the translator for keeping it that way. It makes the whole thing much much fun to read.

Second, this is so adorable. Jing Wang is super doting and Li Yu is just such a sweet pet fish! I first had doubts with the author choosing the pet to be a fish but honestly now that im reading it there is no better option for the story. Li Yu is a... more>> very cartoony fish and, as a character, the way he views things are also a bit unrealistic but it just adds to his charms. It also makes sense especially when you look at it from Jing Wang's POV. Li Yu is kinda like a magical creature in his eyes, and how Li Yu often does things at his own pace is very whimsical and I just love it. Almost every chapter has me smiling and giggling at how cute things are. Definitely a fun read <<less
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Soue14010
Soue14010
Aug 25, 2020
Status: c156
Ohhhhhhhhhh

If I can give more stars I would have

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The cute family of fishes in the end melt my heart

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Nullia
Nullia
Feb 16, 2021
Status: c130
A classic case where the only reason MC is "smart" and not a halfwit is because everyone else are quarterwits blinded their emotions and the Gary Stu halo.

To be fair, if you're looking for a fluffy piece, this work is super wholesome and cute. I also very much enjoyed the cute diebetically sweet relationship between the MC and ML and their adorable babies (who are a little too convinient for the "plot" but I can overlook it).

The problem is when the fluff is no longer huge and blinding and center... more>> stage and they attempted to shift focus more onto the palace intrigue genre. Which means the gaping plotholes of how s*upid all the characters are is now shoved in your face instead of hiding halfway off the stage where you can selectively ignore. I'm a huge fan of intrigue and honestly it just turns me off of the entire novel even though I'm so close to the end.

TL;DR. If palace intrigue is not your cup of tea and you're only looking for a fluff piece, this is the one for you. Otherwise, it's very disappointing in the later half. <<less
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Sabby
Sabby
Dec 12, 2020
Status: Completed
This is one of those stories where I just became so invested and fell in love with the characters.

The MC in this novel is incredibly lovable, but he is in no way a Mary Sue. He is confident, intelligent, witty, while also being a little naive and lovable at the same time. His relationship with ML isn't super one sided either. Sometimes it is the ML solving problems, sometimes it's the MC, and usually it ends up with both of them working together to solve the problems. I just love... more>> their relationship dynamic and how the ML just loves MC completely unconditionally and wants nothing more than to keep him safe so they can be together forever.

While the side characters in this novel aren't super prevalent, it was refreshing to have some side female characters who weren't awful (the Jin Jue princess, Qin, Liang).

If I have any complaints, it would be...

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I was really uncomfortable with how, near the end, Chuya's (I think that's his name? The original love interest of the ML in the novel that MC transmigrated into) suffering was depicted. In the grand scheme of things, his sins were far lesser than what the second and third prince did (not defending him, he did some shitty things out of greed). Yet, his suffering was far worse, and very explicitly detailed and it was kind of hard to read. I was really uncomfortable reading that part because I thought it was excessive and when MC just laughed at it, I just thought it made the MC look petty and jealous. Usually the MC is such an empathetic character, so when he just laughed after hearing about the original love interest was living in absolute misery and suffering, it just did not sit well.

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Aside from that one thing in the spoiler, overall this was a fantastic novel and I absolutely loved reading it. I MTL'd it, which was fairly easy to understand, but I'll probably re-read with when the translations are done because I really love the characters. <<less
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Alymirra
Alymirra
Nov 28, 2020
Status: Completed
This is an extremely cute and fluffy story with an ancient China twist. The ML is caring, supportive and slightly possessive (without being overbearing or controlling) of the MC. The MC on the other hand trusts the ML and wants him to be the most successful version of himself. While the way the CP takes care of the other princes is a bit too easy for an Imperial Palace story, the focus of the LN was really on developing the relationship between the main leads so the change it's admissible... more>> and does not affect the overall quality of the plot. <<less
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janinazation
janinazation
Oct 24, 2020
Status: --
Satisfying read. 🌟 - No Tyrant/Overbearing Gong. Just a loving husband and father

- No irritating naive s*upid shou. Just a practical MC.

[gets more and more interesting once they had their children]-

-I want more extras! 😊
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Ivan Cheng
Ivan Cheng
Feb 23, 2021
Status: c131
Really sweet! Their relationship is so cute and wholesome, the ML is caring but not toxic or yandere and leaves a lot of decisions to the MC. I also love how MC respects ML's wishes

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to not have another baby, even though MC would've been the one bearing the child anyway. I like how except for the first triplets which were a surprise, they communicate their wishes about having another child and eventually come to an agreement together.

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Some people mentioned that there were some plotholes, but tbh if they're there, they don't really stand out and bug me like plotholes usually would.

Some also complain how the quadruplets are not treated equally, but I think that Li Yu treats them fairly while outsiders have preference, which is pretty normal (especially for a feudal society).
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The emperor likes bao 1, Jing Wang likes bao 4, and the Old Cheng guy likes baos 2 and 3. It's just that it looks like baos 1 and 4 get the most attention because there are more scenes with Jing Wang and the emperor.

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My favourite parts are:

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DUCK ARMYYYYYY (suggested by Li Yu to help manage the locust plague)

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bed stuff with mermaid Li Yu o_o

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when the Jinjue princess who just bore a child and suffered from labour pains is shook that Li Yu managed to bear quadruplets while staying aa healthy as ever

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Least favourite:

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when 6th prince threatens to kill his own wife... please man, be happy with the things you have while you still have them (-_-)

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daphneonnu
daphneonnu
Feb 20, 2021
Status: Completed
Why did I only discover this story now? Seriously, this transmigration-themed story is one of the best I've read. The fluff, the humor. It's very good. MC is a very sweet and naive shou, while the ML is a doting, sweet and loving gong. And he know what "consent" is. 5 stars! One of the best Gong. I love him so much.
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ivanaz94
ivanaz94
Mar 08, 2021
Status: Completed
Very cute and fluffy. I personally love it. If you like a story with a cute and funny relationship and minimal drama involving the relationship between MC and ML you'll love this book. Sure, there is palace drama but MC and ML are very cute and, in my opinion, perfect for each other.
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BillionJellyfish
BillionJelly
Mar 27, 2021
Status: Completed
Like some reviewers on here, I also have a love and hate relationship with this story.

MC: a recent high school graduate applying for college

ML: a prince of a nation journeying to become the emperor of a nation

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The MC transmigrated into ancient China as a fish and was raised by the ML as a pet fish. Gradually, the ML discovers the MC's peculiarities and misunderstands that the MC is a carp demon. Over time, the MC and ML fall in love.

The story itself is full of sweet pampering. But the MC sometimes make really dumb decisions that even a high school gradate would not make. The transition from an ancient China theme to mpreg was very abrupt. There are also many questions that are left unanswered. For example, what is the system? Why are the system missions forcing the MC to act intimate with the ML? It feels like the system missions are just there to move the plot forward and acts as the MC's convenient protagonist halo. It is also weird how the MC always calls the system "shitty" even though the system has always been helping out in its own way while the MC is always creating more trouble and misunderstandings.

Overall:

I have very mixed feelings about this story, but the ML is very pampering, side characters are interesting, and the children are tolerable. The MC just seems a lil too childish compared to all the other characters. <<less
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Ouryane00
Ouryane00
Dec 04, 2020
Status: c93
This is really good! I couldn't stop binge reading! I really like the interaction between the MC and Ml, I can't wait for more!!!

Tbh, I thought I wouldn't like this based on the summary but I ended up loving this!! It's become something that I really look forward to reading after work everyday if there are updates, really love this. Of course, this not perfect but this is just so good in its own special way!!!
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Melange
Melange
Oct 27, 2020
Status: Completed
Very very cute and sweet novel about a mute prince and his pet fish. Their first encounter is pretty funny and the process of MC attempting to communicate with ML through their barriers was really interesting.

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It must've taken ML all the self-restraint in the world not to kill and eat MC in the beginning. Seriously.

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There is a lot of action, but there's not really much drama, since ML is a Gary Stu. What's more interesting is the development of MC and ML's relationship through mutual misunderstanding and language barriers. MC's personality was a little too naive, but it's somewhat understandable given that he was only an 18 year old modern teenager. As for ML, everyone thinks that he's a cold tyrant, but he's actually a darling. It's only because he literally cannot talk, so he is unable to defend himself from the rumors.

Their kids were adorable, although the middle two kids didn't get much screen time. Classic middle child syndrome.

I really appreciate the fact that there were feminist elements in this novel. Thanks for making your dynasty better, MC. <<less
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