The Novel’s Villain


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Lee Jin Woo once lived a dismal life.
He lived pitifully on a day to day basis in his five-pyeon studio filled with mold.

Then, one day, he died in a sudden fire.

When he wakes up, he finds himself inside a novel.
But there’s just one issue…
He had become the novel’s villain!

Associated Names
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Magjang Ag-Yeog-I Doeda
막장 악역이 되다
Related Series
Trash of the Count’s Family (5)
The Novel’s Extra (3)
How to Live as the Enemy Prince (3)
I am a Big Villain (1)
My Death Flags Show No Sign of Ending (1)
Bodyguard of the Goddess (1)
Recommendation Lists
  1. Me? Cannon Fodder? Villain?
  2. A good read

Latest Release

Date Group Release
07/01/19 wordexcerpt c7
07/01/19 wordexcerpt c6
06/15/19 wordexcerpt c5
06/05/19 wordexcerpt c4
06/04/19 wordexcerpt c3
05/12/19 wordexcerpt c2
05/12/19 wordexcerpt c1
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New TheBookWorm rated it
August 4, 2019
Status: c25
This novel is quite similar to TCF, MC being reincarnated to a young master's body that'll eventually be beaten up by the Protagonist of the original novel, but this has a more modern-like setting. Unlike Cale, Jinwoo is reincarnated to not only a rich household but a very powerful one at that (A 3rd-generation Chaebol).

The first 25 chapters is full of contents of how powerful and rich his family is (I can't count how many times I thought of how unfair the world is, lol)

It's not a bad thing... more>> though, he's taking advantage about it like buying expensive materials for his accelerated growth. Quite refreshing from the usual trend (Poor to rich) where the protagonist relies on their will power and luck.

I'm not really sure if this will turn into a harem (I hope not). I'm 25 chaps in and there is 3 potential love interests. <<less
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CaptainBunny rated it
July 3, 2019
Status: c21
From what I've read so far in the raws, this is a story with wonderful potential and depth. It is similar to Trash Count in the sense that the MC is suddenly thrust into this world that they've only read about in a story. However, Cale Henituse and Lee Jin Woo have very different personalities and starts really, because the original Cale was "trash" sure but Jin Woo was a complete menace to society. So being able to get that take on how they make their own stories in a... more>> new world is really fascinating, at least to me as a reader. I am someone who very much dislikes harems, so I'm hoping that one doesn't develop but from what I've gathered romance is in no way an integral focus of this story which I'm all for. But to be honest if I had to currently choose based on what little I've read I'd want him to end up with his servant, Yoona. <<less
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June 6, 2019
Status: c5
The setting is dungeon gates spawning monsters, similar to a number of other Korean novels (e.g. I Alone Level-Up, Evolution Theory of the Hunter, I Never Run Out of Mana). Novels like these usually touch on the collapse of social order among those who hunt monsters. Lee Jin Woo transmigrates as a cannon fodder villain in such a world. The way he suddenly wakes up as a rich but trashy young master is very similar to Cale Henituse in Trash of the Count's Family. However, the butler is replaced by... more>> an attractive female secretary. <<less
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AsTheNameDictates rated it
May 12, 2019
Status: c2
I'm giving it a 5 star for now as the story is in my "Fav. Genre/Plot"

Kinda like TCF (My current No. 1) and hopefully this novel will not disappoint me...

Score/Review may change depending on the plot progress and hopefully i'll be able to find a site that I will be able to read the mtl (TCF have one) so that I can calm myself while waiting for the Eng. Trans.

Thank you for translating...
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