Unruly Phoenix Xiaoyao

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The fat cat Black Tubby said, “Supreme Commander is a good person, meow!”

The bird Grandfather Sparrow said, “Supreme Commander is a good person, chirp!”

The little mouse Oil Jar also said, “Supreme Commander is a good person, squeak!”

Furthermore, the weasel Great Immortal said, “You and Supreme Commander are a match made in Heaven~”

All of the little animals told Ning Xiaoyao about Supreme Commander, Supreme Commander, Supreme Commander! So, Ning Xiaoyao believed that this Supreme Commander named Lou Zigui had to be a good guy. As to whether or not they were a match made in Heaven…

The fat cat Black Tubby clawed at Ning Xiaoyao. “You wrote the decree sentencing Supreme Commander to death in the execution grounds, ah! You fatuous, self-indulgent ruler!!!”

Ning Xiayao replied, “…”

Ning Xiaoyao is a genetically evolved army doctor from a zombie-infested apocalyptic world. One day, she transmigrates to the past as the next emperor of an ancient country. But wait, isn’t she a girl?!

As it turns out, she’s a disguised stand-in for her baby brother under the “loving” care of the empress dowager, her mother and future murderer. Faced with her impending death, Ning Xiaoyao must thwart the schemes of her family to survive in a palace allied against her. But how does a zombie-killing expert with supernormal strength, healing powers, and the ability to understand animals deal with the intricacies of court politics?

“If nothing else works, I’ll just beat them all up!”

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Diaoman Xiaoyao Huang
刁蛮小药凰
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Hanawie
Hanawie rated it
June 4, 2017
Status: c167
My current favorite historical transmigration novel and I highly recommend it to everyone. The author writes in a very simple style so it's perfect for people that know Chinese but aren't well-versed in the language. Occasionally, the novel acts like a manzai comedy where the story characters will do/say/think something stupid ("boke") and the author will "tsukkomi" in with a line and emoticon.

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Since the female lead has the ability to talk to animals, there are a lot of animal side characters and her interactions with them are hilarious (especially the fat black cat: Big Black Boss or otherwise lovingly nicknamed as Black Fatty *the translator might translate these names differently). The animals all have their own personalities and they cooperate with the female lead by giving her information on her enemies so the conflicts are usually resolved within a few chapters. It's really light and unstressful, good for people that are sick of intricate scheming that sometimes go nowhere.

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The main couple's interactions with each other are utterly adorable due to the differing social values between the male lead and the female lead. The author illustrates this difference super early when the male lead and the female lead have a one-night stand together. (I thought it was funny how the male lead was all "must take responsibility" while the female lead was all "whatever, people do this all the time back in my world".) Since the female lead's common sense is completely different from the historical common sense, it makes for hilarious situations where she completely disregards the rules and just does whatever she wants. My favorite example is when the Empress Dowager tries to keep her out of her courtyard by shutting the doors and the female lead just decides to force-open the doors with brute strength. These scenes would make for a great comedy if this novel ever became a drama.

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bakanishi04
bakanishi04 rated it
February 23, 2018
Status: c139
I can't continue reading this. At each step, the male lead usurps the female lead's authority, and she's constantly looking to him for cues. Even her personal guards disregard her commands and listen only when the male lead orders them. It's even observed by the characters at several points. The final straw for me though was when the male lead bargains for a prisoner's freedom in return for some acts to be carried out, pressures the prisoner using the emperor's name, and then after he lets the events unfold, causing... more>> even a death, he lies to the female lead and tries to get her to agree to freeing the prisoner after he's already gone and done it. He fails to disclose the gruesome details that resulted from his actions and yet he tells her that there would be no harsh consequences. This is pure manipulation, and in no way is this a healthy relationship. I realize this makes it possible for character development and growth, so once I calm down, perhaps I'll come back to the series. But I doubt it as much as I doubt that there will be character growth. <<less
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MewMew
MewMew rated it
August 27, 2017
Status: c20
    • This is a very witty and unpredictable comedy that keeps you wanting more. Aye' I can't stop laughing, my sides have been hurting since chapter one!
    • The MC keeps the excitement, comedy and thrills going on and on! Ning Xiao Xiao is very sly, direct, cunning, thick-skinned, decisive and so shameless to a point of a whole new level.

    • The interactions with the MC and her subjects are very funny and crude as she always compares them to the people in her past zombie world! 'That death glare is adorable, so why don't you try being a flesh eating zombie instead!?' XD
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Seraphic
Seraphic rated it
November 14, 2017
Status: c108
Recommended: Yes

Hmm....I want to classify this as an action novel, despite the fact that there really isn't much in the way of fight scenes. Martial arts (of the wuxia variety) is implied to exist, but completely irrelevant to the plot. Think of UPX as a court drama, where the "court" and the "drama" are dispensed for the MC punching people until give in to her demands. The setting and side characters have the potential to be quite serious, but the presence of the protagonist pretty much completely shatters any darkness... more>> in tone as much as she shatters the common sense of the other characters. The male lead is a brooding, cunning figure, but contrary to other female-lead novels, he's only occasionally mysterious and almost never in control; he gets dragged along by the protagonist about as much if not more than anyone else.

Pretty much a comedy through and through. <<less
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Maiasia
Maiasia rated it
September 22, 2017
Status: c290
Lmao. Oh, Xiaoyao! You truly are an unruly Phoenix! I am really enjoying this novel. It's as expected in some ways with the the evil mother and grandfather wickedly planning to take over the kingdom through Xioyao, but completely unexpected in other ways such as her lamenting of being a poor emperor who had to resort to sanding off imperial sigils off of royal furniture before pawning it away to feed the poor. Xiaoyao is truly a kickass MC, shameless, righteous, courageous, and humorous. I love her interactions with Black... more>> Tubby first and foremost, it's freaking hilarious, but a close second is between her and the male MC. Omg, I love the part when she rushes into his room while he's completely nude and wiping off and was like (to paraphrase), "we gotta save your men from being torture and yet you're still worried about putting on clothes?" Lmao. Drama and kickass MC aside, the humor is enough to make me keep coming back. <<less
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Wenhui
Wenhui rated it
September 20, 2017
Status: c220
I like the MC because her way of dealing with things reminds me of my favourite MC of all time, only using her brains less. Sometimes I'm not sure if the MC is just acting dumb or is actually dumb though now I think that it's just that her IQ is very unpredictable.

I don't really like the ML because ... more>>
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He hides things from the MC. I mean I guess I can understand but after reading a lot of books where the ML can trust the MC absolutely and doesn't hide anything, this one doesn't sit well with me.

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It was quite funny when
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The MC told the ML she understood what animals were saying and he didn't believe her. I disliked the ML even more when he thought she was still hiding stuff from him. I think he's just projecting his own thoughts on her. This ML is broken. Probably would have liked him more if he'd been potrayed as the bad guy from the beginning.

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Silverbell
Silverbell rated it
November 4, 2017
Status: c96
I really recommend this novel.

The story is really interesting and entertaining so far. I don't know about others, but I keep laughing while reading this XD

The way the MC solves the problems are really refreshing. Why I said refreshing is because the MC's way is quite bold and straightforward. The MC is also not the type that's weak and just waiting someone to solve the problem, the MC is quite proactive in solving those problems.

What also made me laugh so much are the reactions of the people around MC about... more>> the way the MC solves problem. I also really like how the MC have so many animal friends, and the friendship between them :) <<less
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Krios
Krios rated it
December 31, 2017
Status: c133
Its really good with all the shemes politics and female leads funny actions but plot is still the same as 1st chapter. Author make thing unnecesserily long. From the 1st chapter there is a big boss who wants to kill MC but MC cany do anything to him despite being emperor why? Because he has military power in his hands. Yeah reasonable but MC is ridiculously powerfull in this world so she can sneak in to kill him and his family in one night silently (MC also wants to kill... more>> him) so there will be no one to guide military and take actions agains her but no we are still at the same place as 1st chapter despite everyone in the imperial palace knows that the big boss (villain) repeatedly tried to kill her (emperor) and there is also evidence, I mean please author be a little realistic there is tons of ways to get rid of him but MC didnt kill a single important enemy till 133 and still continues to back off everytime he tries to kill her this is more like a story about 'how to escape from someone who wants to kill or control you by all means in the open (and everyone knows it) then simply back off because you are afraid that people will get hurt' and MC doesnt even tries to take control of military at all or doesnt even think how to kill her enemies

This is more like a comedy novel MC is dumb and spends all day doing anything else beside the things an emperor would do, there is a male lead who does the things she is supposed to (even thinking) and the only thing that doesnt make her a thrash MC is because she can talk to animals and animals continuously provide her with information about villains betrayals or plots so she can always prevent them

If you want to pass time with comedy this novel is good but if you want some novel with cool MC dont bother with this or you will spit blood from anger <<less
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WildLily_367
WildLily_367 rated it
October 15, 2018
Status: --
This review is going to include spoilers. But I am not going to tag it.

For those considering to read this novel, even with the positive reviews, BEWARE. (The kind I mean is the kind that will kill. With its cringyness.)

"Ning Xiaoyao is a genetically evolved army doctor from a zombie-infested apocalyptic world." Only one chapter of this. Then it jumps into the MC (FL) transmigrating into the past. Next is going to include a list of things the MC does. DO read and ask yourself if you want to... more>> read this nonsense of a novel:

MC talked about how she lived in a zombie apocalypse MC wakes up in the (female) emperor's body and does a f**kIN body check to see if she's got a penis in front of the court
MC hears from the animals that the general is gonna die and the animals call her an idiot
MC goes to save the general and picks up some of his men along the way ML is being sliced and diced on his shoulder but not making a peep
MC comes up after ML got sliced and even eaten by the subjects
MC goes and heals the ML a little and threatens to get naked (and prove that she's a girl) in front of her subjects
MC manages to bring him back and is like "how to do??? This place??? Work?" and takes ML to her private room.
MC meets her mom and then meets her 'wife' in name MC hears from the animals that the food is poisoned with an aphrodisiac and MC actually believes which bowl is the one not poisoned, MC drinks the not poisoned one on the way to ML, then, ML and MC both drink the aphrodisiac and get jiggy w/ it.
MC flees from the f**king window and ML is just like "0.0 what?"
Also, MC sort of has his own camp of people who are happy that ML got saved cuz they are ML's men
and then a bird comes to MC and is like "SAVE MY MASTER" and she's like "Ya, sure." after she questions the cats and remembers, " Oh she took advice from a f**king color blind cat."
My recommendation to you, the one reading this now, is to ignore this. Even with the positive reviews like I stated earlier. DO NOT READ THIS. (UNless you like cringy (deathly cringy in my opinion) novels to your grave.)

This review included spoilers. But I didn't tag it. I felt that it was necessary.

Thank you for your patience in reading this. <<less
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fabrayist
fabrayist rated it
August 27, 2017
Status: c20
This novel is so hilarious and fun to read. It's a light story so it's great as a alternative if you're tired reading historical novel that have a lot of scheming.
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xtruthxliex rated it
December 22, 2017
Status: c131
Reallllyyyy interesting. I like it because the protagonist is strong and sometimes funny.

Realllly slow. I don't like it because the protagonist is oblivious to everything and I understand that politics and war is a seriously, painfully slow ans intricate process to consider when killing someone, but it gets super annoying when it's over 100+ chapter.
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porkbuns
porkbuns rated it
August 28, 2017
Status: c30
If you love historical novels (with a female protag) with tons of scheming, but wished there was more of a comedic atmosphere to those stories, then this is the novel for you.

This is the story of a genetically enhanced combat medic (with magical healing powers as well as the ability to communicate with animals) from a zombie infested post-apocalyptic world, who was unexpected transmigrated into the body of the newly inaugurated (is this even the right term to be used for an emperor?) emperor (whom is also a crossdressing female)... more>> of an ancient country.

A story filled with dastardly machinations of the royal court, with tons of comedic moments mixed in. I don't know whether I should laugh or feel angry. <<less
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hawlol
hawlol rated it
July 22, 2018
Status: c84
Listen... it's funny... but only if you can shut your brain off.

The premise makes no sense, her powers make no sense, the MC is dumb as a door and if you consider the character's actions, the male lead is a bastard manipulator usurping her little by little and the MC is the most broke, powerless and stupid emperor, ever. Which has no work btw. She just fools arounds all day.

So, as long as you don't take the story seriously, there'll be some laughs. That being said, it does wears off... more>> after some dozen chapters. There's no character progression and the plot is stupid, just like the novel overall.

Recomendation: Read until you get tired of it, while shutting you brain off, for some gags. <<less
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IloveWebNovels
IloveWebNovels rated it
June 1, 2018
Status: c195
This novel is hilarious! I just love that the female lead has animal friends to gather info for her which makes them inconspicuous. Her intels are the best! Although she's pretty dumb, I think it's understandable since she grew up in a zombie-infested dimension. I don't think that you need schemes and calculations to kill a bunch of brainless creatures who are slower than senior citizens.

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On the other hand, as much as I love and adore the female lead, I'm slowly starting to hate the male lead. Okay, I get his situation and his feelings toward Xiaoyao's bloodline but still. Why does his recent actions look like he's taking her for granted? Xiaoyao's innocent and gullible despite her supernatural powers but that doesn't mean he can just use her status as the emperor to scheme behind her back. Although he makes sure that Xiaoyao's safety is prioritized but still... Augh! They still look good and cute together! The hell?!

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shouahang58
shouahang58 rated it
May 4, 2018
Status: c60
The way that MC does things in this this novel is too funny and adorable!! I love how everyone is just swept along with her crazy ways of dealing with the enemy and whatnot!!

This is one of the best novels that you can't afford to miss out on or you're gonna end up regretting that you didn't read this earlier!
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March 16, 2018
Status: c157
Even though I like the story, I don't like the main character because her personality is just annoying.

At the beginning, right when she transmigrated, she wanted to kill people, which I found stupid to do without even knowing your situation. Then, suddenly she came a holy saint who doesn't kill anyone even when they try to kill her. Even then, her holiness is useless because the ML kills those people behind her back.

Besides that, she is stupid and can't think for herself, and she is always relaying on the ML,... more>> who is not even trustworthy. She completely trusts him even though she came from the apocalypse, which only serves as filler.

Also, the author tries to force their feelings for each other, which seems fake at some point, and sometimes you can't even tell if the MC really loves the ML. And the author obviously put some stupid reason for jealousy to express their "love", which seems even more fake. And the ML also doesn't really loves her and continues to hide things from her because he thinks he should take responsibility because he slept with her once and she is a girl. Except for the crappy jealousy they show, there is nowhere else that portrays their feelings for each other.

In a way, it is a good story and I recommend it to those who like MC like her. <<less
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BlueRose
BlueRose rated it
September 4, 2017
Status: --
One of the funny novel I read. All the chapter are really good and funny. The character are really good.

So, this novel is one of my favourite novel. For me, 5 star are really deserve for this novel
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Kitkat_snap
Kitkat_snap rated it
August 7, 2018
Status: c246
The MC is too annoying to me. She just let her minor enemies and allies kick her around as she just stand there forgiving them. I mean yah ain't no saint and their kicking around is seriously beyond humane. She would've died seriously a couple times.

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She just let that medicine poisoning guy become her allies even though he was also trying to figure out how to kill her. I mean I get it that the medicine guy is useful but what if decided to poison her whole castle and frame her.

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Then there was her lover who kept using her as bait to his plan even though some of it would've killed her if she wasn't immortal like when he made act like she was killed by the empress by poisoning her and slitting her throat and the goal was to frame the empress's eunuchs. The cost was big because of the pain of being slit but the bargain was small. What can a couple eunuch can really do to the empress. As long as her own child is alive she is still a threat.

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I think the most annoying to me is when she healed the empress baby in womb with another man while knowing that she was about to kill her. Like what's of the empress's child when you already won her brother over that there's no way you'd harm her.

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The MC's dumbness and wanting to be righteous is the only reason this novel is too long. <<less
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dramamonster
dramamonster rated it
July 4, 2018
Status: c232
This is a crazy fun romp of a story. The premise sounds complicated but it's actually easy to follow in the novel.

The soul of a warrior medic from an apocalyptic zombie world has transmigrated into the new Emperor!

Except that the Emperor is actually a female put on the throne by her mother, the evil Empress Dowager and her grandfather, the Grand Preceptor. The villains are waiting until the Empress Dowager's baby son can be old enough to take the throne, at which point they'll... more>>
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poison the Emperor and take over outright.

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In the first chapter, the transmigrated soul opens her eyes and she is sitting on the Dragon Throne while the evil Grand Preceptor and Empress Dowager are trying to kill off the loyal Generals and guards. It is only the second day of her imperial reign. Coming from a zombie world where human lives are precious and rare, and Emperor runs around the Capital saving people and wreaking havoc with all the villains' plans. She is really awesome.

Because humans have had to evolve in the zombie infested world, Emperor has the ability to heal, talk to animals, and super strength. These powers were ported over with her. Unlike other novels, the Emperor is not all-powerful. She inherits a weakened throne and all the military might is in the villians' hands. How she uses her abilities is part of what makes the story so fun to read. A lot of the fun in this novel is the Emperor's direct and honest value system - where others try to scheme against her, she just straightforwardly does what is right. The nation has been falling apart and she is there to fix things and help the common people. She discovers the wrongs done by her father, and fixes them.

However, because she grew up in an apocalyptic era where life is precious but short, she is very direct. She doesn't have any knowledge of the extensive rites, customs and laws of Ancient China. Unlike the scholars in her court, she didn't spent 10 years studying classic texts. It's because of this that the Supreme Commander (the hero) has to re-word/carry out her orders in a way that everyone else can understand. As the Emperor puts it, enemy zombies are easy to understand. The devious and complex minds of live humans, are difficult for her to decipher. Her heart is in the right place, though.

The other fun part is all the talking animals. There are no secrets in the Imperial Palace when the mice, birds, falcons, cats, etc. Are all watching. Even the ants can
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enter and tell her about the secret torture chambers of her enemies.

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Everyone keeps asking me why I'm laughing while reading - the 24 brushes, the pickled vegetable jars, the way she talks back to the Empress Dowager - the story is just hilarious. One of the things that I also love is that the Emperor is constantly eating or snacking because there was no good food in the apocalyptic era and she is frequently
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healing people hurt by her enemies or her father.

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The male lead, the Supreme Commander, is an honest, loyal soldier. However, we learn that over the years, the Grand Preceptor's schemes have killed off the Supreme Commander's parents, brothers, and most of the honest and loyal officials in court. Being honest and loyal only led to the Supreme Commander being on the execution grounds. In order to protect the Emperor, the Supreme Commander starts being ethically ambiguous in his dealings. This may be something readers may not be comfortable with. However, when the Emperor learns, she's okay with it.

Anyway, just a very fun read. When I read it in long stretches, the frenetic pace of the plot can seem a bit much, but when I return to it after a break, it is still very funny. <<less
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Tuyet Hong
Tuyet Hong rated it
May 22, 2018
Status: c203
The MC is shameless and there are funny moments. But I really can't take her character much longer. She's probably the definition of brawn before brains. Her interactions with the elder and the commander just really pisses me off. All her dialogue to me sounds like a immature 6 year old. Instead of moving into a lovers direction, it's more like a older brother/idiotic younger sister relationship that's trying to force a love line. Like it would make sense to guide her since her common sense is way off but... more>> their interactions with each other is so childish it's gotten annoying. The only saving grace right now is her interactions with all the animals. It doesn't make her seem idiotic and sounds a bit more mature. <<less
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