The Villainess Lives Twice

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A genius schemer, creating an emperor!

“Only when your brother is happy can you be happy.”

She committed all kinds of evil deeds to make him Emperor. However, Artezia’s devotion was repaid with betrayal. It was the Grand Duke Cedric, a righteous enemy, that gave her a hand of salvation at the threshold of death.

“Devise a plan.”
“…”
“I can’t think of anyone but you who can reverse this situation. Marquess Rosan.”
“…”
“Lend me your strength.”

There is no plan that can reverse the already declining power and save the fallen empire. However, there is a method. To turn back time before everything went wrong.

With tears of blood she sacrificed her body to an ancient magic. This time, she will not fall.

Artezia, who returned to the age of 18 before death, resolved to become a villainess for the Grand Duke Cedric.

“Please give me your hand in marriage. I’ll make you emperor.”

In exchange for kneeling to the devil, the devil shall dirty her hands for you.

Associated Names
One entry per line
La vilaine vit deux fois
La villana vive dos veces
The Villainess Lives Again
恶女的重生
悪女は2度生きる
악녀는 두 번 산다
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I Don’t Want to Be Loved (1)
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16 Reviews


kawaii12345
kawaii12345
Jul 06, 2020
Status: c21
TLDR Must Read

It's an incredibly good take on the whole 2nd chance/rewind the clock concept. The story may well have the best handling of how someone could exploit having future knowledge to change said future. What's more the writing handles it is absolutely remarkable. The MC goes about her business doing things and the next thing you know is everything is going off around her and you see all the dominoes she put into place come crashing down on the real villains. What's more with few exceptions none of her... more>> enemies are s*upid

Just a very good story. Heavily recommend manga adaptation at mangadex until, the translation catches up. MTL Korean IS ROUGH!!! <<less
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ishrocks18
ishrocks18
Jul 15, 2020
Status: --
?Love this story. The ML is such a gentleman. Well this is an extract from manga:

FL:Why have you been acting so formal with me. Last time you spoke you were much casual.

ML:It not necessary to respect Miralia (FL mother, ML enemy and emperor concubine I guess) daughter, but it only proper for me to be respectful to my future wife.

Oooh he is toooo sweet.
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AdalSaira
AdalSaira
Jul 20, 2020
Status: --
i love the MC. She is so smart. And her scheming is well-explained. How the ML also guessing is it her schemes or not is just so adorable.
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MissaDavid
MissaDavid
Feb 13, 2021
Status: Completed
I've never left a review on anything but this was so superb that I couldn't help it. I read it in 24 hours. Didn't sleep or anything because I was so fascinated that I wanted to see how it went.

It was wonderful the way she passively lead them all to destruction. She never particularly schemed against them. Just used their own actions against them. This was truly wonderfully written. The foreshadowing was well done. The tie-ins were nice. I was truly emotionally invested in this.
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introparadox
introparadox
Apr 03, 2021
Status: c40
Damn good story with a solid plot, and a (really) smart MC not just because of the author claims so. Though the MC was a real villainess, but she received her due punishment before regressing, and as the story plays you would get to like the MC and understand where she's coming from, so 10/10.
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nekohiku
nekohiku
Dec 09, 2020
Status: c26
I really love this story. I knew this from manhwa. Then, I read the novel. The novel gave us much deeper understanding to the character and sight to the story. For example fl's brother and mother. They were much interesting and not some s*upid antagonists whose goals are simply to be stepping stone (imo).

I love how author make this story to be dark by making characters with gray moral, including fl. She was villainess; full tricks and manipulations. An anti hero whose hands were dirty. She didn't suddenly change to... more>> be good person just because she' was reborn.

The ML also wasnt the usual domineering ceo that push and abuse fl. He respected her. He's such a puppy. From spoiler, when they had s*x on this book, it's all consensual. Not those dubious r*pe. When FL pregnant, they actually talked. He also wasnt s*upid. He knew FL and the very aware of her secrets and manipulations. (Tho, I dont know how much he knew coz I dont read that far yet). He trusted and supported her so far. He's the opposite of our fl; a rightious hero. Both of them complimented each other.

This novel is heavy towards politics and power struggle, spoiler said. So if you want those flowery and happy story full of dog food, I dont recommend this novel.

So yeah. I really love this novel so much. It's one of my most favourite novel/manhwa. Now I'm waiting for this to be completely being translated. It's my most favourite novel/manhwa <<less
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tharrinne
tharrinne
Sep 16, 2020
Status: c33
So I read the manhua first and I like Tia here. She is like the epitome of a villainess she even surpases Aria from reverse hour glass. Her wits and schemes are superb from first timeline and most probably till the second. She is a great strategiest, I just felt bad that her brother is ungreatful and what he did to her was too painful to see in webcomic. She is basically the badass villain, she doesn't pretend to be a white lotus bish to gather favor instead she is... more>> Stoic, void of emotion and has many knives hidden under her sleeves. The ML complements her, since she is the one doing dirty tricks, ML supported her for their common goal and cares for her. So far it is a recommended novel to read, will not regret it. <<less
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ottoke_sakura
ottoke_sakur
Feb 23, 2021
Status: c58
This. This is amazing.

I've gone ahead of myself and looked up spoilers for this novel just because it's so good. I love the dynamics between the ML and the MC, and the plot is so complex and well-paced.

I love the depth of the characters, and how even if they were (for example) villains, the author shows you where they're coming from which makes them so much more human and relatable.

... more>> Can't wait to read the rest!

My only gripe is that this has 300+ chapters so I have to wait a bit longer for the translations to come out :) <<less
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BookwormThatHatesTragics
BookwormThat
Aug 31, 2020
Status: --
I like her. Almost ranking next to, Villainess Turns Hourglass.

They're similar in a way that they're both wicked especially when it is needed. People don't get it that ruthlessness is essential in most cases in nobility when it comes to survival.

She had ordered people killed before. And she's not afraid to dirty her hands again. It's not just some random scheming tho she didn't really did the killing herself.

... more>> War is war.

And blood is needed. She depicts that sense of ruthlessness and "villainess" that is necessary for better results.

Unlike other villainess story who props herself up to be kind and change all of a sudden. She reveals another side of danger that is akin to a woman which adds more 'realistic' view to the whole story.

Love it. Thanks for publishing it. <<less
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cellas002
cellas002
Jul 11, 2020
Status: --
Really enjoying this story. Intelligent characters and charismatic female and male leads (with opposite personalities that blend well together). My favorite second-chance-in-life novel so far.
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eatnyc
eatnyc
Sep 30, 2020
Status: Completed
Love me some smart, strong-willed villainesses. I could have done without some of the plot twists, though.

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Spoiler

For example, some of the characters recover their memories of the previous timeline, before Tia turns back the time, including Cedric. Cedric remembering gets us the story of how he loved her in the first timeline, too, which is sweet, but for some reason I thought the consequences the characters remembering were too minor. And I think I would have preferred if Cedric wasn't in love with Tia in the first timeline. That would have made Tia accepting the fact that she's changed the timeline on her own will and strength and that she's fallen in love with someone (and is allowing herself to fall in love in this timeline, i.e., forgiving herself for the first timeline) much more significant. The fact that Cedric was in love with her in the first timeline makes it all seem predestined, and that's weak and takes agency from the characters. It's also cliched.

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Mycthea88
Mycthea88
Feb 12, 2021
Status: --
I'd go as far to say these two are the best couple in a villainess-reborn novels. Artizea is one of the most amazing female MC I've ever come upon and I adore her as much as the ML. ML here is truly a great man (while being a gentleman to MC! He respects her entire being)
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ReadsWebNovels
ReadsWebNove
Feb 04, 2021
Status: c51
Wow, the MC's words really are venom... Impressive. Usually stories involving manipulations have forced outcomes, but this story's are beleavable. There's no crazy leaps in reactions, just gentle nudges towards self destruction.
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twix228
twix228
Jan 30, 2021
Status: --
This is just great because I really love this story. The story includes smart characters and very charismatic ones. Also, each of the characters has opposite characters that are combined with each other.
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Milliane
Milliane
Oct 02, 2020
Status: c24
This is promising. I can't wait to read more. The MC has seen the error in her ways and she promised to make up for when she was reborn. She paves the path but she doesn't spoon feed the ML. I'm excited to read more. :)
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Asyr
Asyr
Sep 30, 2020
Status: c34
As of now, its really good and MC stands up to her title "the Villainess" without a glitch. She is a complex person and really good at abusing information to her benefits. When other characters were thinking a step or two ahead, She is laying traps for the endgame. She is a genius level trickster. Long after Dantalian of DD vol1., she is one of best "anti-hero" protagonist, I came across.

World setting is relatively consistent and there is no "brat" villains and everyone has some level of working brain.

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Spoiler

Its political aspects, a quick look:

MC and FL - Artezia Rosan - is the Heir Apparent of Marquis Rozan - one of richest noble family. What's interesting is her Mother is Miraila and father is one of Michael's grandson, yes Grandson!
Michael's daughter (from another mrg) who is the heir after Michael, to avoid the shame, accepted Tia as her sister instead of her granddaughter.
Miraila poisoned other direct descendants during Michael's mourning and thus, Tia become a sole "living" heir of Riches of Rosen.

Lawrence: - MC's elder brother and Miraila and Emperor's son. As illegitimate child of emperor, he has no rights over Rosen estate and for the throne - he needs improve his standing over the more legitimate Roygar and Cedric. Emperor can't simply appoint him as his Crown Prince, as he himself lacks legitimacy.

Miraila: Michael Rosen's wife, and Emperor's Lover. She gave birth to emperor's bastard son Lawrence. Birth of Tia, who looked more like Michael made a huge commotion and emperor disliked her for infidelity, but soon accepted her and even protected her from Rosen's Poisoning incident and cover ups.

Emperor Gregor: Adopted son of late Emperor with 'First' Empress. He is a selfish, greedy and yet a competent person.
After previous 'first' empress died, Emperor remarried, resulting in the birth of Cedric's mom and Duke Roygar. But at that time, Gregor had already established himself as Prince (while those two were still kids). As such he rose to the throne by taking, Lady of Liagan, as Empress and making his rule stable.

He has no legitimate living sons, so throne war is going on....

Empress, Lady of Liagan - Liagan is one of the wealthiest family. She lost her 3children (1 daughter and 2 sons) - legitimate royal children- in accidents and diseases, she lost her close aid - Viscountess Fescher, her family's support due to Gregor undermining them.

She shut herself in her palace and waiting to do something to make Gregor suffer. After all, he did a lot and philandered with Miraila when she is mourning for her lost children.

ML - Cedric - Duke of Evron, Son of Pervious duke of Evron and Former Emperor's firstborn - over a legal marriage. He didn't involve much in last timeline's throne war and regretted it later. This time he is entering the stage much sooner and has the Villainess Kingmaker, MC, with him.

As a direct bloodline of late emperor and a child through formal marriage, his claim to throne more legit than Lawrence but little lower than his uncle, Roygar, as he is the direct son of late emperor.

Roygar -

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The plot is good, Characters were level headed peoples and supporting roles didn't create much noise. Its translations are Okay and Manhwa is cool too - If you like, "Inevitable Evil" characters, then this novel is for you. <<less
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