The Founder of Diabolism


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As the grandmaster who founded demonic cultivation, Wei WuXian roamed the world in his wanton ways, hated by millions for the chaos he created. In the end, he was backstabbed by his dearest shidi and killed by powerful clans that combined to overpower him.

He incarnates into the body of a lunatic who was abandoned by his clan and is later, unwillingly, taken away by a famous cultivator among the sects—Lan WangJi, his archenemy.

This marks the start of a thrilling yet hilarious journey of attacking monsters, solving mysteries, and raising children. From the mutual flirtation along the way, Wei WuXian slowly realizes that Lan WangJi, a seemingly haughty and indifferent poker-face, holds more feelings for Wei WuXian than he is letting on…

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Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation
Ma Đạo Tổ Sư
Mó Dào Zǔ Shī
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Latest Release

Date Group Release
08/18/19 Exiled Rebels Scanlations c126 (end)
08/11/19 Exiled Rebels Scanlations c125
08/06/19 Exiled Rebels Scanlations c124
07/28/19 Exiled Rebels Scanlations c123
07/22/19 Exiled Rebels Scanlations c122
07/14/19 Exiled Rebels Scanlations c121
06/25/19 Exiled Rebels Scanlations c120.5
06/03/19 Exiled Rebels Scanlations c120
05/26/19 Exiled Rebels Scanlations c119
04/21/19 Exiled Rebels Scanlations c118
04/15/19 Exiled Rebels Scanlations c117
04/13/19 Exiled Rebels Scanlations c116
04/07/19 Exiled Rebels Scanlations c115
04/06/19 Exiled Rebels Scanlations c114
03/31/19 Exiled Rebels Scanlations c113.5
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August 24, 2019
Status: Completed
This is the best Novel Ive ever read.

Ive been hook up since 2017 and the scanlations team which is the Exiled Rebel Scanlations did the best job in translating it and Im forever grateful to them.

The love between the MC and ML are so good that I wish I had that great love story too.

I love the contradictions between them that still complement perfectly.

I love Lan Wangji <3

This is a novel you shouldnt ever never missed.
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Nanolu rated it
August 22, 2019
Status: c126
The chemistry between the main character and the sekcnd lead is super good. He miantians his character and stands for his words through out the entire story, something consistent and simple yet very hard to capture from other books! The plot.... Don't even get me started on the plot. Wishing I could read mandarin so I can engulf myself in the book with the original writer and story, but the translation was so beautifully and kindly done it made the story my all time favorite. Worth reading! Best reading!!
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SabbyThePasserby rated it
August 21, 2019
Status: Completed
ExR scans made it possible to read this beautiful piece in English. I'm immensely thankful towards the author and ExR scans for allowing this opportunity of being able to experience the adventure of WWX/LWJ!

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en_en rated it
August 20, 2019
Status: Completed
This is hands down one of my favourite danmei+Chinese novel.

This is a book I would definitely recommend. The characters, the story, the set up, it's all very compelling and beautifully woven together.

The main characters have a healthy relationship rather than a rapey, over possessive toxic one (as in many danmei novels). We truly get to see them both shine themselves and therefore even more so when they are together.

... more>> The translators have done a fabulous job with this one, and it is a true pleasure to read it.

I have both dreaded and waited, as I saw this novel slowly come to an end, and am going to really miss reading it.

Thank you for this wonderful roller coaster, where I laughed, cried, dreaded and felt fluffy all over. This is definitely going to go into my read again pile. ☺️ <<less
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August 19, 2019
Status: Completed
Finishing this was so bittersweet. I got drawn into bl books because of the manga translation of this story, and the realization that the (well translated) story version was even more enjoyable and rich than the manga. This was the story that made me realize that fan translated novels can actually be readable. This was also the first novel that I read while it was still not completely translated. Originally, I was very worried the translators would never finish, but now I just can't imagine it has been completed.

Honestly, the... more>> story is pretty rich, but the multimedia around it is what really makes it shine (the manga, the anime, the live action). All these different interpretations of the story brings a rich analysis of the different characters and motivations, which really adds to the complexity and my understanding of the complexity of the story.

I love how the original story is almost a commentary on the dangers of absolute power, and the need for everyone to care and speak up when they see injustice. I'm honestly a bit surprised that a story with this moral was allowed to be so popular in China. This might explain why the live action downplays the corrupting influence of power and focuses on portraying groups of people as either good or evil. <<less
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August 11, 2019
Status: c17
You got to read this, it mind-blowing 🤯

Fantasticnovel, good plot, interesting characters, smooth and realistic development of plot, heartwarming characters, action 💥, horror👻 and comedy🤣.

What more can one want

The only problem I faced was remembering the names but with such good stuff to read I don't care about this little hiccup...
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July 5, 2019
Status: Completed
One of the best novel I've ever read, bl or not.

I just love how many different parts of the story are placed nicely within the main plot without abruptly spoiled things all over.

I read GDC twice, coz reading things this long and this complex could be a bitch, but after the second time, the complication of the story started to resolve on its own. And it feels frustrating but also f*cking satisfying when that happen.

Even now, I wouldn't have hesitate to start reading for the third or fourth or even... more>> nth times coz I believe this novel will get to me EVERY f*ckING TIME.

I proudly give the best rate I could give, if I could give more, I would. <<less
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This is truly so beautifully written! Also A plus to the english translators! Y'all did such a great job bringing in the essence and feel of the story! The characters were so well fleshed out plus the plot development felt realistic! Loved it!
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July 4, 2019
Status: --
One word : interesting

If you're bored of the same old plot and cliches, this is the one for you

With the right dose of action in historical setting, lots of comedy and hints of romance that makes it not too heavy to read
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Mott rated it
July 3, 2019
Status: Completed
Things I enjoy:

  • The MC is hilarious and has multi-facets. He can be kind, cruel, dense (when it comes to the ML's feelings for him), sharp... etc. He feels incredibly real to me because of this.
  • The cast of characters are varied and incredibly charming! Each of them have strengths and flaws. I think creating likable characters is definitely the writer's strength! In fact, the intricate and highly tangled interpersonal relationships is my fav part of this novel!! And also these relationships is the driving force of the plot! Yo have this charming cast drive the plot??? Rip my heart. I will say that like most BL novels, likeable strong women who are still alive does not happen here, but! at least there are likeable ones!
  • The going back and forth between the present and the past. This is definitely the novel's strength. The present has a mystery plot (whos that pokemon? Ahem I mean corpse). The past is incredibly heart breaking. So the structure of going back and forth between the present and the past help breaks the intrigue and sad parts into manageable chunks for me and keep the novel exciting.
  • The bromance between all the side characters. Yes this can go in point (2) but seriously all the different relationships are so enjoyable for me I have to mention it again.
What doesn't work for me:

  • The writing style of information dump. I have a strong preference for identifying characters by their action and dialogue, and I am very bad at reading blocks of text on character background info. To be honest I almost dropped the novel in the beginning when the writer describes Mo Xuanyu's background because I am just That Bad at reading text blocks of background info lol. Luckily blocks do not happen often!
  • That dream s*x scene in the extra

    the r*pe fantasy one? Just makes me cringe

Overall: Good characters, good plot with a sprinkling of cute happy ending romance that has a bit of tragic past.
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izayaYY rated it
June 30, 2019
Status: --
Awesome! Wonderful! Magnificent! One of the best books I read in my life and one I would re-read many many times again. Nothing I can add to that really...
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March 28, 2019
Status: c112
I absolutely love this novel, the MC/ML dynamic is so pure it brings tears to my eyes. It's also super rare to have a ML that ISN'T extremely possessive with yandere tendencies. Although I didn't give it 5/5 because I agree with some who have said the flashbacks were a bit excessive.
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March 26, 2019
Status: Completed
One of the best novels I have read, even if it gets confusing at times with the flashbacks. The characters are really well written and the story is fantastic, it pulls your strings when they should and is totally delightful.
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Ghiro rated it
January 25, 2019
Status: c108
Loveable, 3D characters, even the villains are amazing. (Well, aside from Wen Chao)

The main couple is beautiful, their relationship one of the best I've ever read of.

Much, Much love for this story <3
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hoalilac rated it
January 21, 2019
Status: c110
Lots of intricate plots and stories about side characters. A little too long and convoluted and the fan service scenes are unnatural to the story. However the interactions between the two lead males are hilarious!
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Foxstens rated it
December 5, 2018
Status: Completed
As an avid reader who has way too many favourites from all sorts of genres to count, I can confidently say that this is probably in my top 3 books I've ever read, and I never expected that of a chinese novel of all things, something I didn't even know existed until 4 months ago. This book is as close to perfection as it gets, at least in my opinion, and my words are not good enough to do it justice. But if I had the opportunity to make everyone... more>> read a particular book, this would be it. I am not even joking. <<less
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turnipsprout rated it
November 27, 2018
Status: c79
Honestly, didn't expect to like this nearly as much as I did - I ended up LOVING it. Interesting mystery plot, great characters, with strong relationships - not just romantic, but the family relationships are sweet and heartbreaking as well. The main character is just so shameless and funny, but also brilliant.

Currently one of my favorite novels and animes of all time.
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Chronossama rated it
October 21, 2018
Status: c73
This novel is the greatest of the greatest. I have nothing but deep affection for this novel and the main leads. If you want a smart, righteous, humorous, shameless MC with a hint of BL look no further. I’m biting at the nails for every chapter translated, it’s just that good. The further you get into the story the more you fall in love with the MC. I felt so much frustration on his behalf for how misunderstood he is and how under appreciated he is by the people who... more>> should have been the closest ones to him. This novel is just too beautiful for words. Please read and join the dark side, we have cookies =^~^= <<less
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XiaoLin rated it
October 19, 2018
Status: c72
Xxxxtremely well writtennnn.

The author throws a lot of subtle hints throughout the way and SUBTLY HINTS at the BL (Dang author, hiding the goods..) sadly, it's not as romanced focused and there's hardly aaaaanny until later chapters. It's worth the wait though.

my single complaint would be the flashbacks at the MOST IMPORTANT PARTS.

Also. Lan Zhan/Wangji is the besttttt. He's such a melon. Hard on the outside sweet on the inside.
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zerokochan rated it
October 14, 2018
Status: Completed
I am really into this story. The plot is well-designed. The author hides many clues in the former part of the story and reveals them one by another in the latter part. For example, the rabbits in Cloud Recess, the song, the peony bookmark in ML's book, the wound at ML's back, etc.

The characteristics of the characters are well-portrayed and vivid. I can understand how characters with such characteristics will necessarily lead to this tragedy.
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