villainous/slightly evil protagonist (mostly BL romance)

villainous/slightly evil protagonist (mostly BL romance)
Either actually kind of evil or reborn into the role of a villain/foil, no actual all out bad guys (or if they are the novel itself is comedic and/or able to be taken lightly), IF YOU HAVE SUGGESTIONS PLEASE MESSAGE ME, even you guys think of books or manga not listed on NU .... This is my favorite character type/genre and I can't get enough QAQ ; in the comments I started listing some series I found not on NU, putting everything together for personal reference, maybe it will help you find some good stories too ☺️
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Created: Sep 14th, 2022, Updated: May 10th, 2024
Created Sep 14th, 2022
Updated May 10th, 2024
KR (4.5)
991 Chapters Every 3.4 Day(s) 38171 Readers 591 Reviews 06-09-2024
NOT ROMANCE, MC is a bit villainous (hungry for money) but his greed almost always benefits those around him positively, he's a good guy but... more>>
CN (4.5)
228 Chapters Every 12.9 Day(s) 6679 Readers 35 Reviews 06-03-2024
MC is Villainous - BL fantasy romantic comedy about a deadly but cute/dense abyss dragon stuck in a human body stalking a hot dragon hunter... more>>
CN (4.4)
456 Chapters Every 25.9 Day(s) 10112 Readers 116 Reviews 06-14-2023
NOT ROMANCE MC may not himself be directly malicious but he definitely plays a role of a villainous power with a smile, mc runs a... more>>
CN (4.5)
186 Chapters Every 77.9 Day(s) 10741 Readers 166 Reviews 04-15-2021
MC isn't actually a villain but keeps up appearance as one - Qt where mc takes on the role of betraying (or at least making... more>>
CN (4.3)
0 Chapters Every 1690 Day(s) 1458 Readers 9 Reviews N/A
MC is a bit villainous - mc is strong but vulnerable, cruel but kind; one of my fav mc - mc hides the fact that... more>>
CN (4.6)
227 Chapters Every 1.4 Day(s) 5573 Readers 42 Reviews 06-11-2024
Mc is a bit villainous/ morally grey, character is a clever conman who tricks his way to survive through various infinite flow horror worlds, romance... more>>
JP (3.8)
101 Chapters Every 50.1 Day(s) 10471 Readers 68 Reviews 05-14-2024
NOT BL
CN (4.5)
87 Chapters Every 24.9 Day(s) 5249 Readers 61 Reviews 08-19-2023
NOT BL mc transmigrates into role of minor villain and falls in love with the villain while trying to matchmake the protagonists of the original... more>>
CN (4.4)
165 Chapters Every 58.7 Day(s) 3642 Readers 27 Reviews 04-17-2022
NOT BL mc isn't very villainous but she is the spirit of a demonic sect leader possessing a body while trying to get revenge for... more>>
CN (4.4)
158 Chapters Every 57.1 Day(s) 8924 Readers 146 Reviews 08-11-2022
Mc transmigrates into role of villain and tries to keep up appearances, Bl, cultivation setting - reborn into devil sect prince, mc used to be... more>>
CN (4.3)
79 Chapters Every 85.1 Day(s) 9276 Readers 141 Reviews 01-22-2021
Transmigrates into a villains role, mc is not villainous, slower paced school drama, personally rate 3*
CN (4.4)
62 Chapters Every 11.4 Day(s) 5412 Readers 25 Reviews 06-02-2024
NOT BL, transmigrates into the role of a demon villainess, mc isn't actually villainous, ml is the novels original villain
CN (4.2)
18 Chapters Every 76.1 Day(s) 2074 Readers 6 Reviews 11-05-2021
Mc transmigrates into role of a villain, doesn't stay villainous very long, very sweet cultivation themed bl
CN (4.6)
225 Chapters Every 13.3 Day(s) 11078 Readers 93 Reviews 02-20-2024
Mc isn't villainous but works to keep up appearances as one - Mc transmigrates into ancient setting as the emperor's brother, he has to pretend... more>>
CN (4.4)
204 Chapters Every 3.3 Day(s) 4518 Readers 30 Reviews 06-11-2024
Mc transmigrates into villain role, okay cutsie story 
CN (4.5)
134 Chapters Every 39.8 Day(s) 4827 Readers 55 Reviews 11-02-2022
Bit villainous mc, in that he's not human and doesn't have our emotions (his actions are basically neutral), more like things are seen and felt... more>>
CN (4.4)
13 Chapters Every 97.2 Day(s) 3900 Readers 58 Reviews 01-04-2021
Villain mc and ml, not a serious story, short, weird, funny, sweet, disturbing and a bit gross, both leads are psychotic mu*ders/stalkers who fall in... more>>
JP (4)
38 Chapters Every 81.3 Day(s) 3367 Readers 22 Reviews 01-27-2023
Mc transmigrates or reincarnates into role of insane mu*derous noble, mc continues to try to keep up his villainous persona to a certain extent, i... more>>
KR (4.2)
14 Chapters Every 97.4 Day(s) 9841 Readers 187 Reviews 07-20-2021
NOT BL
CN (4.4)
187 Chapters Every 8.6 Day(s) 10988 Readers 172 Reviews 02-19-2024
MC Not actively villainous (more just emotionally detached and manipulative)- confident, clever, seductive mc takes on the roles of villainous characters while world hopping, funny,... more>>
JP (4.2)
167 Chapters Every 58.2 Day(s) 12441 Readers 82 Reviews 12-07-2023
Not actually villainous mc - mc transmigrates into the role of a minor antagonist in the original protagonist's childhood, mc world to do good things... more>>
KR (4.5)
147 Chapters Every 10.1 Day(s) 6185 Readers 30 Reviews 05-26-2024
Not actively villainous mc - tr*shy/spoiled personality protagonist and ML gets reformed - Western aristocrat setting with some fantasy elements - this is a story... more>>
KR (3.7)
90 Chapters Every 27.7 Day(s) 3756 Readers 3 Reviews 03-29-2024
NOT BL - mc transmigrates into demoness, not actually villain but keeps up appearances
JP (4.3)
65 Chapters Every 60.8 Day(s) 2673 Readers 9 Reviews 03-23-2022
MC is a bit villainous (only in his revenge and that he's okay with having people killed to make a point) Mc personality is a... more>>
CN (4.5)
187 Chapters Every 16.1 Day(s) 5522 Readers 52 Reviews 06-09-2024
MC is more scummy than a straight villain so this might not stay on the list, - BL romance world hopping novel where mc wants... more>>
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  1. KeyonDrenson
    KeyonDrenson· Author · Jul 5, 2023 07:03 AM

    WEBCOMICS

    1) Adventures of an Undead Who Became Paladin 4*

    Tags: Action Comedy Fantasy Manhua Webtoons Full Color

    "Humility! Integrity! Compassion! Valor! Justice! Sacrifice! Honor! Faith! He's a lich, however, he's knightly! He is a lich, but he keeps his faith in the light! Fearless in the face of the enemy! Loyal and upright, he fights to the death! Why you may ask? Because protecting the weak is not against the law of the world!"

    Link

    https://www.anime-planet.com/manga/adventures-of-an-undead-who-became-paladin

    2) The Grand Duchess of the North Was Secretly a Villainess 5*

    Tags: Drama Fantasy Manhwa Romance Webtoons Full Color Nobility Person in a Strange World Royalty Transported Into a Novel Villainess Based on a Web Novel

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  2. KeyonDrenson
    KeyonDrenson· Author · Dec 27, 2022 01:09 AM
    2) f*ck-Up’s Guide to Falling In Love = AMAZING 5*

    Author: Nate Nox

    Scummy (bit villainous) mc tries to reform himself after being reborn into his past; modern comedy business BL setting, story is about healing; mc is basically a genius (mostly sex) addict who threw his life away, this time he learns to value himself and the ml; the side characters and little off tangent stories are AMAZING 5*

    https://chrysanthemumgarden.com/novel-tl/gtf/

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  3. KeyonDrenson
    KeyonDrenson· Author · Dec 27, 2022 12:53 AM

    Web novels found on other sites with same criteria (no particular order).....

    1) Quick Transmigration: Is it Better to be a Beta? - rating 2.5-3*

    Author: Little Blue Lake

    MC is Villainous, fun, psychotic, self serving, flirty and thirsty; BL QT romantic dark comedy, lots of fun banter with his poor system; downside is the characters feel a a little flat WARNING THIS ONE GETS GRAPHIC WITH ABUSE and the MC gets real dark; reading this really feels like a spiral into insanity, it wasn't for me but if you can get past that kind of stuff i still recommend giving it a try because there is something cool and unique here

    arc 1 is fun cooking theme, arc 2 is twisted ghost revenge theme, WARNING second arc goes a little overboard dark in my opinion, graphic and gross depictions of torture by mc has to drop around ch 41 

    https://chrysanthemumgarden.com/novel-tl/btbab/

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  4. Enchant
    Enchant· Feb 8, 2023 02:29 PM
    Is there a novel which this genre that is not Bl, yaoi, or Yuri?clear.pngclear.pngclear.png
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    • KeyonDrenson
      KeyonDrenson· Author · Mar 12, 2023 01:02 AM

      Sorry those happen to be some of my favorite genres and accidentally took over the list clear.png

      some really good ones I recommend that aren't romance are tr*sh of the Count’s Family and I’m Really Not The Demon God’s Lackey

      BG ones that i really liked are The Villainess Won’t Let the Main Leads Break Up! And Ostentatious Zhao Yao (I'm not very far into this one yet but so far seems good)

      If you have any suggestions that fit the list description please message me and I'll check them out, 

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