The Strongest Dull Prince’s Secret Battle for the Throne


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The Adrasia empire on the Vogel continent. There is a battle over the throne of such an empire that possesses powerful military and vast territory.

With the successor undecided, the children of the emperor are vying to expand their power. However, there was one prince that everyone says will definitely not become the emperor.

The seventh prince, Arnold Lakes Adler. The young man who was inferior to his younger twin brother in every way, the dull prince.

Incompetent and lethargic, Arnold wastes everyday just playing around. However, behind the scenes, he is one of the only five SS-Class adventurers called ‘Silver’.

Seeing the intensifying battle for the throne he decided “I don’t want to die so let’s have my little brother become the emperor…”

This is the tale of absurd secret manoeuvres of the prince who is uninterested in the title of the emperor.

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Saikyou Degarashi Ouji no An’yaku Teii Arasoi Munou wo Enjiru SS Rank Ouji wa Koui Keishou-sen wo Kage kara Shihai Suru
最強出涸らし皇子の暗躍帝位争い ~帝位に興味ないですが、死ぬのは嫌なので弟を皇帝にしようと思います~
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New unclebebby rated it
May 22, 2020
Status: c117
I'm honestly surprised at how entertaining this story is. The translator does a great job translating and the main cast seems to be relatively well fleshed out. Some characters, like the Butler Sebas, will be the 2-dimensional invincible cool butler. However, other characters like Finn and Leo are all being slowly filled out and given more character. I'm pleasantly shocked at how much I enjoy all the characters interacting with each other.

My only gripe so far is that most of the antagonists appear to be the typical cannon fodder: cruel,... more>> arrogant, and smart but blindingly s*upid. This makes it easy to hate them and cheer for their demise, I guess. <<less
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New NamelessGod rated it
May 16, 2020
Status: c111
I really like the main character who is smart, he acts with strategy. The power he hid from his family was the best.
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nightstick24 rated it
April 1, 2020
Status: c70
Wow, so uh I wasn't going to bother writing a review but seeing the reviews posted I have to respond...

Okay, lets start with Nafizlatan who says it's 1 star because MC doesn't stand his ground, blames himself for everything, and is hypocritical. What? The MC doesn't wander around forcing everyone to bend to his will, and isn't a rude and obnoxious person so he's weak and doesn't stand his ground? He clearly stands his ground on multiple occasions. I'm not sure where you're getting that impression from but it's plain... more>> wrong. He doesn't blame himself for anything, I truly don't know where you got that from at all, but that's just wrong... As for his hypocrisy, he's not at all? He doesn't want to be emperor because of all the crap that comes with it, and the restrictions it has. His brother accidentally got into the running for the throne so by association him and his family are in danger. As such he moves to put his brother on the throne so his brother can deal with being the ruler. He doesn't think anyone is suited for being the ruler, including his brother, but believes he can make his brother suitable for it. There's absolutely no hypocrisy there.

Next, UnknownSaint171, who gives it 1 star because politics, MC's brother is useless, and Emperor is bad. Politics is what the novel is about, clearly, can't really help you there... MC's brother isn't useless at all, we see the story from the MC's perspective, his brother is busy doing tons of negotiations and whatnot behind the scenes. We get a great look into his life when the MC is forced to pretend to be his brother for a short while, read more Leo does a s*upidly huge amount of work, just all off screen. Finally the Emperor is the Emperor, he was trained to put the country first from birth, so he puts on a facade and does his job. Read more, the Emperor is a pretty interesting character, actually.

Now Rort, who gives it 1 star for not following the basics of basics regarding politics, the MC wanting to live a peaceful life but making it more complicated, and an OP MC. What basics of basics, I don't even understand what you're saying, you don't point anything out? The MC wants to live a peaceful life, but his twin brother accidentally got drug into the succession war, a war where the MC, his brother, and their mother will all be killed should they lose. Winning the succession war is the way to do that. There are other reasons explained later too, but I won't spoil it. I don't see how that's making it more complicated? As for the source of his power, that's explained later in the story, along with his reason for not being Emperor himself and many of his views. Read a little more!

Finally, WizOfTime rated it 1 star for a whole slew of reasons, but mainly poor storytelling and a lack of planning. I'll start with the lack of planning, I'm not the author but I don't believe that's true at all. There are many, many different threads all going at once, the author has clearly planned several arcs; not sure what made you think that but read a bit more, there are lots of hidden stories in the background that are waiting to be explored. Next, the poor writing, some spoilers so I'll throw it all in a spoiler tag below, but long story short, what poor writing?


First off is the MC is an SS rank adventurer, super powerful, but lower rank adventurers don't bow and tremble before his might. That would be because he's not a bandit or some mob boss. He's an adventurer who follows the adventurer rules and code set out by the guild. When he steals a quest it's breaking the adventurer code, doesn't matter what rank you are it's against the rules and frowned upon. He may be a prince, but he started work as an adventurer in secret from the bottom, he's not going to throw his authority around to bully people, that's not his character at all in any way. Also, the adventurer confronting him isn't some noob, they're A and B rank people, it's not S rank but it's accomplished veterans with a reputation. That's good writing.

Next, the Duke's house. MC as Silver gets turned away by a guard that turns out to be the Duke's son. First off, MC showed up out of nowhere claiming to be a famous person, blindly believing him would be s*upid. Not accepting his adventurers card was s*upid though, but the Duke's son is supposed to be horrifically s*upid, that's his character. Now why was the Duke's son there? Why is he the gate guard? He was there because their territory was facing a crisis so other soldiers were busy, and that was a way to keep the idiot from ruining things. He wouldn't even look at Silver's card remember, he's a moron. Never did it say he was the only gate guard, just that he happened to be on duty at that time. As for why he was alone, they're at their mansion in their territory in a time of peace, they wouldn't have a hundred guards, there's nothing to guard them from? Duke's got no reason to think he's in danger, and there's a garrison of troops and guards inside too. Again, not bad writing.

I'm not sure what else you want to say is bad writing, and you're entitled to your opinion, but I would disagree.


I'm not saying this is a perfect godly masterpiece, it isn't, but it certainly isn't 1 star. It's a solid and enjoyable story that makes sense. It's got interesting and three dimensional side characters that actually do stuff without the MC having to hold their hands whose personalities grow as their experiences increase. There are moments that leave you a bit confused, and it's a story so there are times when something is clearly forced for the sake of plot development, though there isn't a story out there that doesn't have it's moments. Give it a read and form your own opinions on it, maybe it won't be for you but I'd bet you'll love it. <<less
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WizOfTime rated it
January 29, 2020
Status: c3
Extremely poorly planned, with incredibly unrealistic scenarios and scenes.

This story is badly written and it's very clear, even early on, that the author has plotted very little of the story ahead of time and is simply writing each bit in the spur of the moment.

I would not recommend this novel.

The translation isn't amazing, but while there are noticeable mistakes and errors in the early chapters, the story is still readable and that is what matters most to me.

Now, for the main part.

Examples of the truly awful writing.

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MC's hidden identity is an SS-Class adventurer (like the description says). That means he's an astonishingly powerful being that should inspire a mix of fear and respect into those ranked below him.

And that doesn't happen. He gets belligerently confronted by an Adventurer well aware that he is confronting an SS-rank Adventurer in public, and in return, this is what the MC says to that:

"What you want to say is reasonable. I also understand your dissatisfaction. So if you want to shout at me or beat me up, I will not complain."

Really? One of the top 5 most powerful Adventurers would say that? Much weaker Adventurers would just casually yell and confront him, knowing full well how mighty he is?


Let's look at something else.

There is a powerful Duke that the MC has gone off to meet up with, in an attempt to win him over to his little brother's side.

The MC goes in his SS-Adventurer disguise to the front gate of the Duke's mansion. Here, he tries to get in proclaiming his identity and showing his Adventurer Card.

The gate guard (there's only 1) assumes there's no way this could be the real Silver. He turns the MC away without even looking at his Adventurer card to confirm, an example of extreme incompetence for a guard trusted to maintain the front gate of an extremely important Duke's mansion, trusted to do this all by himself.

Ah, wait.

The gate guard is actually the Duke's son.


An extremely powerful Duke, who is very wealthy and famous, has only a SINGLE person guarding his mansion's gate, and he sticks his SON there?! ?! ?! ?! ?!

He has no actual gate guards or anything of that nature?

Yet you expect me to believe he is a wealthy, powerful, and influential Duke, one of the most important figures in the Kingdom...

The story claims:

"Because you couldn't do much I left you to guard the mansion gate while I was out subjugating monsters!"

But it's just such a poorly thought out, terrible excuse to try to force in the Duke feeling indebted to the MC, it's just... bad.

This is terrible writing.

There are many other examples that I did not mention, and I only read 3 chapters in. What a disappointment.

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SunsetChaos rated it
February 3, 2020
Status: c26
I enjoyed it so far, kinda reminds me of Sevens or The World of Otome Games is Tough For Mobs.

MC is the lazy carefree incompetent prince out of the dozen siblings. Doesn't care about the succession, but his family gets dragged in by the older greedyass f*cked up half-siblings. He knows his bad rep and honestly who cares, certainly not him, but uses it to his advantage. Secretly OP only in magic, but not physically.

What's predictable are only the chicks/harem but not really a romance story imo, at least not... more>> so far. This is a story where not everything goes as planned and MC does get screwed over, so the plot, action, and MC himself makes this interesting to read.

-1 star only because there's no direct links to the chapters, not even in the ToC / index page. <<less
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February 13, 2020
Status: c33
I love it. Please give the story a chance. I can understand why some people gave low ratings but I can tell you right now that the MC will change because of the circumstances forced on him. He has a twin brother ffs. You know where is this going right?

He will pretend to be his righteous brother in case you didn't get it. But because of his kindess as well he will do more than that... Just read it yourself seriously.

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Rort rated it
February 25, 2020
Status: --
Wow just wow

Again in the vortex of cliches and "I've seen this somewhere else" of novels. It doesn't surprise me why this material lacks realistic scenarios and of course I know this is a fantasy novel but if you are going to include one of the most basics forms of relationships between people that is politics you at least have to write it with basic planning (just the basics of the basics).

How the characters behave is weird they are one dimensional at least so far even the MC is like... more>> that judging everyone not being worthy of the throne (even his little brother LOL), what is the justification for all his actions well he just wants to have a peaceful life and save his family soo lets make things more complicated yeeeey.

In the end, is just the typical MC that acts contrary to what he says ahh and don't forget that he's OP just because why not I mean it would be more interesting if the MC can resolve some issues with power alone right??? That could work if it didn't fail in one thing and one alone, it is not entertaining. I could forgive everything I write before if only it was entertaining. <<less
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danish341 rated it
January 14, 2020
Status: c18
This novel is good that is based purely on siblings' rivalry (will be developed further later). They use every means to try to get close the distance between the throne and themselves (of course). They don't see the brotherly bond among their own siblings. Their hatred is not to be underestimated. The situation developed is so intense that the king himself starts to take some measures to ascertain the ability of the princes and princesses for the purpose to make one of them inherit the throne. But this further develops... more>> feud between them as they are fighting for the same spot. Its kill or to be killed!

Here comes our protagonist, who is not even close to being interested in the struggle for the throne but is still caring for people close to him. And he has a twin younger brother who is kind and wise. Therefore, he thinks that his little brother should inherit it. But how should he accomplish it? This question is raised in his mind about how should he help his younger brother. Worry not, he still has some influence over the continent being an S-Class hero. But on the other hand, his identity is hidden (or should I say he doesn't want others to know about him).
    • Action is not detailed as it should have been. It may develop later on as the story progresses.
    • Romance is still good being in its early stages. No harem until the 18th chapter.
    • Adventure genre is dominant over the others right now.
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traitorAIZEN rated it
April 19, 2020
Status: c97
So far, it's been pretty much average or slightly above that.

The story is promising but the execution feels kind of lacking. Because of that, the characters, progression, strategies, romance and especially fight scenes comes off as basic and lackluster.

I guess, unless this story pulls off an 'Alderamin vol.7' level plot twist, then it's just gonna be a flat sailing 'til the end. This was made worse by making the MC super OP from the beginning, he can just beat everyone at the end of the day.

And there's the fight scenes.... more>> You can see the author has very little creativtiy when it comes to conducting exciting battles. It's just trade some attacks for a bit then hit them with a super spell, then done. I can barely recall anything from the fights except for that super spell. It's a total bore that's why I won't read this for fight scenes anymore.

97 chapters in and there's still nothing truly epic that happened despite having an ss-rank adventurer and the hero as main characters. There's those climax scenes that tried to be one but still felt "meh" in the end. <<less
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nitouryu rated it
April 9, 2020
Status: c77
Was good until sister arc.

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Will you push your sister to a certain stalker that said love your sister after more than few years being persistence? I believe you won't, especially if u are super close with her. Toad want to eat swan (your sister) MC only got brats as love interest, the politics down to the river, garbage. When your twin in pinch and use the signal, he prefer to wait coz he didnt want to let his sister know his identity as ss rank adventurer, very ret*rd right? Might as well kill your twin for faster results. Yucky story. Enemies got op assassin yey will be trampled by MC. Too overpower combined with s*upidity is beyond help.


from 5 star to 1 star, translations is top notch, but the romance make me wanna puke, ew <<less
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Mikhel rated it
March 8, 2020
Status: c50
Wow... I was surprised to see the score go down, last I saw the score above 4.5... Yes, forget about it.

I understand the dissatisfaction of most readers, other than the MC character is very annoying. The MC itself is a very mainstream OP char. The political story is so shallow that I think like this is the struggle for power of a super power country ??

There are a number of points that keep me from giving this 5 *. The most important thing is this is still at the beginning,... more>> I still hope that this will go well, like I read Sevens before. And the development for characters on the MC side is pretty good I guess. At least they are not extras that follow the will of the MC. I honestly hate stories with characters like this. <<less
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Nafizlatan rated it
February 1, 2020
Status: --
Okay, Super OP MC can't stand his ground and again is super mature for his age.

The plot is okayish up till now.

As for why I've rated 3, I don't like the mc's character. He's positive about everything, doesn't know how to protest and always finds a way to blame himself for the mess of the plan no matter caused by who. Wth? Is he not a prince?

He doesn't wanna compete for the position of the emperor but helping is brother to save his family, why? Aren't you super strong? You... more>> can save your family with your strength alone.

He also judges others if they're worthy of the position of the emperor whilst the one he's helping is also not worthy and can only become an emperor with his help.

What kind of hypocrisy is it? <<less
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AsianInvasion rated it
February 21, 2020
Status: c39
I've always liked quality stories with something new. I've read stories about siblings fighting amongst themselves for the throne, but its my first time reading a story with the main character being a twin. So its fun watching the MC imitating his brother when the situation calls for it. Maybe its because I have been in a phase where I read a lot of novels with the MC being misunderstood or having multiple identities, I am thoroughly enjoying the story at the moment.

Its also always refreshing reading stories where the... more>> MC is strong from the start, but is reluctant in revealing his strength, which matches the Japanese conservative mindset of many other JP lightnovel MCs. I'd rather have a strong, smart MC hiding his strength for the right moment, than a weak to strong MC that seems to always have ridiculous plot armour that conveniently happens each time their strength isn't enough IMO.

Anyways, the updates are near daily and it's an enjoyable story with many comical moments, so I recommend it to fellow novel readers for a good time. <<less
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UnknownSaint171 rated it
February 2, 2020
Status: --
This could have been good if it weren't for the unnecessary "Political Drama" I love Politics as much as the next guy but this is heavily flawed as it always gives downside to the MC.

"OP" is only for convenience's sake and the Author always has to give a downside for everything = for more drama.

I can't help but think at times he's one selfish bastard forcing his brother into a position like that.
I get where the Author coming from, we see stories like this every day, I think it's... more>> really badass idea but the execution was awful and not very well thought. [But then the author tries to portray them as two badass brothers working together for the Throne, when it isn't really like that when MC doing all the important work.. Then for some strange reason, the Author tries to make us warm up to the Emperor whose no different from his Children who only care about their Empire and they don't really care about their Citizens.

The Romance makes no sense at all. Honestly, I hate the romance as I find them annoying.

In conclusion. The MC is f*cking useless. (Forgive my censored language) <<less
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Trains rated it
April 26, 2020
Status: --
It was a pretty solid novel until it got to the sister arc where things got so unnecessarily long. The general quality of the story also started to fall at around this arc and at this point I just can't bring myself to read it any longer. Its quite unfortunate as the novel really was a great one before all the extra bull**** started piling up.
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Chaosrune rated it
April 20, 2020
Status: c71
Read this story only if you like cliches done to the max, mixed with people with IQ in the negatives, and an author that is so obvious with the stuff he does to advance the plot that you are amazed that the characters cant see the hand of the author behind them in every chapter.

One of the worst examples of novels I have read in years.
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touhidur rated it
April 15, 2020
Status: c83
The novels contents fresh & feels authentic. The author can describe the situation and the characters clearly. The development of the novel is smooth and progress as the story goes ahead. New characters ard revealed on the way without putting too much information or explanation in your head.

No complaint so far.
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CodeMisery rated it
April 27, 2020
Status: c76
The story is not bad. However the third arc is a disaster. It is almost unreadable with how wordy and overdone everything is. All character development takes a back seat while the plot is terribly strung along. It was very disappointing to see this lack of thoughtfulness after reading the first two arcs.
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dereonlad rated it
April 4, 2020
Status: c92
The heroines are somewhat annoying. The MC works because his competence makes you wonder on a chapterly basis why he doesn't want to be an emperor candidate. The pace is pretty stable throughout. Sure, the battle chapters are faster, but not that much fast. As for the battle scenes, I can say that I have read novels with worse battle scenes and worldbuilding.
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