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Beware the Villainess!  
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A refreshing, unique villainess who's been dropped in the world of a novel, only to overthrow it all! The reason why? She couldn't just stand by and watch the female lead be manipulated by all four shitty male leads. The story of a pragmatic villainess who intends to throw out all the jackasses, the friendly heroine who is equally miffed at said idiots, and a wolf that only yearns for her!

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Beware of the Villainess!
Beware the Villainess
Cuidado com a vilã!
Gare à la vilaine!
¡Cuidado con la mujer malvada!
¡Cuidado con la villana!
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Берегись этой чертовки!
Остерегайся этой вредной женщины!
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69 Chapters (Ongoing)

Season 1: 58 Chapters (Complete)
Season 2: 3 Chapters (Ongoing)

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Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (205 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.15 / 10.0

Last Updated
May 12th 2021, 4:59am PST



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6 Month Pos #29 increased(+18)
Year Pos #28 increased(+26)

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Entertainment at its best  
by tiamath
April 30th, 2021, 11:33am
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
I started reading without getting my hopes up just like most works that have ''villainess'' in the title, but, damn, i was plesantly surprised with the whole new take on the genre and the mockery towards the male leads. it is quite refreshing and im writing this while starting to read it for the 2nd time . Try it.
Edit: it starts slow a bit but after like 15 chapters, the true nature of this manhwa comes up.

... Last updated on April 30th, 2021, 12:17pm
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Really light hearted  
by Bebe~
January 20th, 2021, 9:21pm
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
Incredibly funny with the gag scenes and ugly faces they make haha. Similar to the other commenters below me, I totally didn't expect the plot to turn out that way. Who knew the villainess would befriend the heroine? And the heroine would despise all the sh*tty MLs haha. I think what really gets me is that the author made it clear that these classic ML roles are so cliche and over used. She's clearly making fun of them. FL is waaaay too funny with her no f given attitude - I love it!

... Last updated on January 20th, 2021, 9:21pm
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This is a gem kind of ... hidden in geode?  
by Alwerien
January 17th, 2021, 6:05pm
Rating: 7.6 / 10.0
At the very beginning I wasn't sure if I liked the series because it seemed like she was just too rude and things felt kind of disconnected and weird. But as all of the shitty characters were introduced and precious Nine and Yuri appeared, this became one of my favourites. So...if you struggle with the beginning, persevere. The 4 male "lead"
characters are meant to be shit, it's basically satire on the overused stereotypical male leads in romance series or games. Also, I love Yona.

... Last updated on January 17th, 2021, 6:07pm
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If you think this webtoon is bad, you missed the point of it.  
by DarthSiha
October 21st, 2020, 10:29pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
I usually hate when people say stuff like my title, but in this case, it's just so accurate. All the bad criticism for this Webtoon is focused on the depiction of male characters - when the whole point of the story is to call out the toxic tropes in the Shoujo genre. The illusive man following you from the shadows to protect you in your time of need - is an overbearing stalker. The over-powered tough guy who can beat everyone doesn't value human life, the rich guy who solves all his problems with his money has the personality depth of a Toast and the womanizing pretty boy who changes his way for true love left behind an array of broken hearts of women who deserved better even if they weren't the main character. Sure, they are caricatures of these tropes and therefor very extreme versions but that's what parodies are all about.
Honestly, I wish I could force everyone who mainly reads Shoujo to read this as well just so they don't get the wrong idea about the way romance is depicted in material meant for young women. What a great contrast to all these shoddy "MC falls in love with their abuser after he apologizes bs" that's out there.
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The Villainess The Plot Deserves (Ch 46)  
by dragonlord7012
October 14th, 2020, 8:32pm
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
Most SI into a villain role, tend to follow certain troupes. The most egregious being the "stealing" of the harem, and the MC being brianless outside of their future knowledge, and completely unable to notice people falling for them. While I cannot say it seems to be avoiding all of these, it gleefully blasts the first one into pieces. The male harem, is clearly awful , and the Villainess gleefully opposes their worst tendencies, that when not viewed under the rose tinted glasses of "romance" are pretty damning.

The MC is energetic, and pro-active. The Protagonist actually seems like she has a personality other than "All-loving-protagonist" at times. I wish there was more, as there are some common tropes left to be avoided, but overall it's a strong start. Do recommend.
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Wish this series was around when I was growing up  
by julia36
September 14th, 2020, 2:38pm
Rating: N/A
Wish we had more series like this showing women being decisive, assertive, and independent without needing trash males fawning over her. The main character is a boss who actually makes decisions for herself and takes actions accordingly rather than just letting things happen to her. It also calls out all the toxic tropes so prevalent in shoujo works.

... Last updated on September 14th, 2020, 2:40pm
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I love Melissa!  
by Zurel
August 24th, 2020, 3:20am
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
I found this manhwa irritating at first. Aside from the main character Melissa, everyone is irredeemably obnoxious. Which is the point since she is a villainess and the four MLs hate her in varying degrees, but it doesn't make a fun read. What annoys me the most however is the delivery of the story, where the main narration is constantly interrupted by long-winded internal monologues that's basically just a repetition of the same point.

It gets so much better as the story moves along, however. More characters are introduced who are really interesting, like Nine (the real ML), Yuri (the original FL), and even this hilarious money-grubbing maid Yona. And Melissa becomes even more likable and even cooler, I can't possibly describe how much I love her (I'm basically joining her fandom along with Nine and Yuri). The plot is neat and there is also an allusion to a deeper meaning behind Melissa being reincarnated as a villainess. Many reincarnated novels often pass it off as something that just happens and leaves it at that, so I always appreciate it when authors make good use of it by coming up with an explanation that helps strengthen the world building.
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The story just started, so I can't say much. But it's unique and entertaining  
by mallika23
August 4th, 2020, 1:36pm
Rating: N/A
So far there only has been 36 chapters. Looking at your typical romance shojo webtoon manhwa with the fantasy empire/kingdom settings, I feel that the story has just only began.

But so far, I do love how the story going. As you know, there has been already several isekai webtoon manhwa where the main characters turned into villains. At those manhwas, the female characters usually will end up attract those she tried to avoid in the beginning. Just name it: Doctor Elise, The Villain's Stepmother, The Villain's Ending is Death, etc.

But this one? I love it that she is truly able to avoid those she wanted to avoid. She wanted to be loved, but not begging for it, like the original Mellissa did in the beginning of the story. She didn't look for it, but she found and gained new love by being honest to herself. She's blunt and aggressive, but I definitely LOVE this part of her. Sometimes there are really people who we wanted to tell to "f*** off" right? But because of some circumstances we might not be able to say it. Mellissa filled this part, and helped people by being blunt and aggeessive.

Yes, definitely love this so far. I hope it will be going good between her and Nine.

... Last updated on August 4th, 2020, 1:41pm
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So far so good!  
by moonmystery
July 12th, 2020, 8:05pm
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
It's too early to give this webtoon a 10/10, but i've really been enjoying the various antics our main characters are up to (the maid, the villainess reborn, the dad, the fluffy werewolf, the book heroine). Everyone's hilarious and unexpected. Every chapter surprises me like a breath of fresh air.

The premise of having 4 terrible male leads is A+. I'm so over the toxic, unrealistic shoujo trope of "cruel jerk with a heart of gold for his true love." Like nah, love alone doesn't guarantee happily ever afters. Relationships take virtues (e.g. patience, communication, flexibility) that these hopeless main males often lack. So yeah, it's awesome finally having a series that points out the dumb nature of terrible male leads
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Got to my Top 5  
by Ray.Scarlet
June 19th, 2020, 1:36am
Rating: N/A
I'm reading mangas and manhwas for 15 years now. This one is still ongoing.. but as it is right now it got to my Top 5!

I love how strong and independed the MC is and how she utilizes what she's got (yes, strong AND intelligent, kind but NOT naive. After all.. she is a villainess.. <smirk>😉!
And I love how all the personalities of the usual typical male-main-leads are portrayed how they usually really would if this was real life.
I mean if a woman who has any self respect towards herself - as a woman - would ever get across a damn good looking showinistic guy (like what most ML are), she wouldn't even think of letting such a guy touch her! Because no matter how good looking a person is, if his personality is s***, then he/she's s***. No husband material.
So in other words, although this is fantasy, it is realistic an encouraging for all the young girls out there to respect themselves and that's really rare in mangas/manhwas (even if the mc is strong they mostly still don't have self respect at some point (because of trauma or what ever)...)

This manhwa is REFRESHING.
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