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: Jul 17th, 2024
Created Sep 14th, 2022
Updated Jul 17th, 2024
CN (4.3)
97 Chapters Every 105.1 Day(s) 10200 Readers 158 Reviews 04-11-2020
MC not actually villainous, transmigrates into role of someone hurt ml in his previous life, may remove from list not sure if counts as villains... more>>
CN (4.2)
47 Chapters Every 91.9 Day(s) 3719 Readers 31 Reviews 05-07-2021
Mc transmigrates into role of villain after the events take place, character not actually villainous but capitalizes on prior villainous behavior (absolutely shameless lol), modern... more>>
JP (4.3)
257 Chapters Every 8.8 Day(s) 16927 Readers 168 Reviews 06-22-2024
NOT BL - Mc not really villainous but thinks of himself as a villain - decent action sci Fi, but the characters are all a... more>>
CN (4.1)
80 Chapters Every 29.5 Day(s) 3657 Readers 26 Reviews 06-17-2024
Mc is a villain, his character is bold, driven, independent, angry and twisted; he never backs down from a challenge and pain only makes him... more>>
KR (4.3)
131 Chapters Every 24.6 Day(s) 2923 Readers 29 Reviews 08-29-2023
MC is a bit villainous - he is an assassin, he's smooth in both stealth and kills, not exactly a good guy (kills people regularly,... more>>
CN (4.2)
206 Chapters Every 29.5 Day(s) 8314 Readers 100 Reviews 06-21-2023
MC isn't actually villainous, just a bit prideful- QT where mc is is stuck with a villain role, always has a cute youthful appearance but... more>>
CN (4)
425 Chapters Every 55.5 Day(s) 9131 Readers 115 Reviews 04-27-2022
NOT BL - Strong female mc, revenge plot with face slapping, not a romance (although there is some later) but this isn't a story about... more>>
CN (4.5)
93 Chapters Every 22.1 Day(s) 5089 Readers 63 Reviews 03-01-2024
MC isn't actually villainous but tries to keep up appearances - fluffier bl romantic comedy with an intergalactic zerg society setting - mc transmigrates into... more>>
CN (4.4)
241 Chapters Every 69.3 Day(s) 14777 Readers 226 Reviews 11-27-2021
Mc not actually villainous, transmigrates into role of villain - bl palace drama, mc is reborn as emperor, ml is defeated kingdoms Prince, ml was... more>>
CN (4.4)
111 Chapters Every 62.6 Day(s) 4976 Readers 96 Reviews 03-04-2022
Bit villainous mc (pathological liar/ a bit of a jerk), modern (ish) bl comedy setting, mc goes into a game trying to make a specific... more>>
CN (4.2)
253 Chapters Every 40.4 Day(s) 3044 Readers 22 Reviews 12-03-2022
Mc is a bit villainous - character is an emotionally detached mad scientist with grey/nontraditional morals; BL robot apocalypse adventure setting; this is a more... more>>
CN (4.5)
198 Chapters Every 32.3 Day(s) 10284 Readers 82 Reviews 07-07-2023
Mc is a bit villainous - mc is pretty scummy and manipulative, not sweet, harem fantasy cultivation theme bl - mc has to capture /... more>>
CN (4.4)
164 Chapters Every 115.7 Day(s) 9117 Readers 92 Reviews 12-31-2019
Mc is originally supposed to be the villain in this world; modern supernatural bl setting; a little hard to briefly explain the plot but basically... more>>
JP (3.9)
472 Chapters Every 13.7 Day(s) 8650 Readers 63 Reviews 07-17-2024
NOT BL mc wants to be seen as a great villain, fun comedy 4.5*
KR (4)
109 Chapters Every 6.9 Day(s) 5529 Readers 14 Reviews 07-09-2024
NOT BL - MC a bit villainous/cold; - MC transmigrated into role of a villainess and needs to survive in her cut throat killer family;... more>>
CN (4)
143 Chapters Every 8.9 Day(s) 5755 Readers 45 Reviews 04-26-2024
MC transmigrates into villainous role; interstellar themed bl; mc transmigrates into someone who is a professor and secret spy, oc uses and betrays his husband;... more>>
CN (4.3)
83 Chapters Every 25.2 Day(s) 4341 Readers 56 Reviews 03-17-2024
Mc transmigrates into role of a villain and tries to keep up appearances; bl cultivation setting; mc takes on the role of a demonic cultivator... more>>
JP (4.2)
30 Chapters Every 28.9 Day(s) 676 Readers 8 Reviews 12-06-2023
NOT BL- Mc is morally grey - fantasy setting where mc's actions taken for personal benefit end up helping those around him - Not yet... more>>
CN (3.9)
63 Chapters Every 16.9 Day(s) 2318 Readers 33 Reviews 03-03-2024
Plot: Mc transmigrates into role of a villain and tries to keep up appearance (not actually villainous), modern day upper society BL setting, ml is an actor pretending to be some one else, mc doesn't realize it and thinks he is "raising" a look alike for the sake of the original plot  4*... more>>
CN (4.3)
168 Chapters Every 66.7 Day(s) 11779 Readers 163 Reviews 03-19-2023
MC keeps up appearances as villain (true personality is complicated, not a saint but also not a truly bad guy?) slow romance modern BL setting,... more>>
CN (4.6)
75 Chapters Every 12.1 Day(s) 1427 Readers 8 Reviews 05-30-2024
Mc not really villainous - angel pretending to be a demon lord; set in the demon realm with a first class cast of side characters,... more>>
CN (4.4)
60 Chapters Every 23.2 Day(s) 2577 Readers 29 Reviews 08-13-2023
MC not really a villain but his identity is a mutated zombie that people fear/reject 4*
KR (3.9)
125 Chapters Every 3.3 Day(s) 2532 Readers 7 Reviews 05-28-2024
NOT BL mc has a villainous role as a tool for her mother's revenge, European fantasy ish setting;... more>>
CN (4)
117 Chapters Every 8.7 Day(s) 1495 Readers 11 Reviews 05-31-2024
Mc becomes a zombie, including in this because almost everyone now sees him as an enemy/monster
CN (4.2)
48 Chapters Every 32.5 Day(s) 3642 Readers 44 Reviews 04-13-2023
Mc is morally grey (very materialistic, self serving); modern entertainment setting, cute but the misunderstandings and how dense the mc can be does start to... more>>
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  1. KeyonDrenson
    KeyonDrenson· Author · Jul 5, 2023 07:03 AM


    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!"


    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*

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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 ab*se 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

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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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