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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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Associated Names
Beware of the Villainess!
Beware the Villainess
Cuidado com a vilã!
Gare à la vilaine!
¡Cuidado con la mujer malvada!
¡Cuidado con la villana!
Берегись этой злодейки!
Берегись этой чертовки!
Остерегайся этой вредной женщины!
그 악녀를 조심하세요!

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73 Chapters (Ongoing)

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

Completely Scanlated?

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Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (216 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.16 / 10.0

Last Updated
June 10th 2021, 9:21am PST



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Monthly Pos #33 (No change)
3 Month Pos #22 increased(+4)
6 Month Pos #19 increased(+10)
Year Pos #23 increased(+31)

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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: 9.0 / 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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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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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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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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Give it a chance so hilarious and unique!  
by goodieblanker
June 13th, 2020, 4:18am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
I made the mistake of reading one of the bad reviews here in mangaupdates, and was put off into reading it at first but then thought better of it and gave this piece a chance. IT IS SO FUNNY! I've had my share of isekai fodder, and I kid you not, this is so hilarious and the FL IS A BAMF. And kudos to the scanlators because their translations add to the depth, personality, and hilarity of the characters. The pop culture references are awesome, the FLs decisions are soooo refreshing and I can't wait to read more. Give it a chance, form your own opinions about it ;D
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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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by Utsukushii Yume
May 3rd, 2020, 6:46pm
Rating: N/A
I have been reading a lot of villainous stories and this one is one of the better written ones. The FL isn't a push over and she doesn't choose the path to become a marysue. She instead chooses to just be a decent human being who feels intense hatred for idiots trying to ruin her life, and compassion for those who treat her kindly.

While she does have a lot of attitude it is nice to see that her attitude is because everyone around her treats her poorly, and not just because she is a jerk for no real reason. When people are not treating her like dirt she has a cute side that dare I say, can even seems sweet in those heartfelt moments. I enjoy seeing characters with layers on their personality, and I hope the author will continue to round out her character with more emotions.

Right now the ML is shy and sweet, but I am seriously hoping they round out his character as well to make him less of an ornament for the FL, and more of a complementary duo to her. I would love to see the characters feed off of each others personalities if the author does decide to flush out their personas.
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by perpetual
May 13th, 2020, 9:31pm
Rating: N/A
The MC is petty, cunning, but nonetheless extremely charming! It’s really refreshing to have a female lead like this.

The story so far at 24 chapters has been really funny and progressing at a good pace. Am looking forward to more
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Loving it so far  
by camilleon
May 18th, 2020, 7:41am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
There are currently only a handful of chapters, but I can't wait for more. Even though I have read dozens of stories in this genre, this one truly stands out. The main character truly owns her villainous character and doesn't shy away from being mean or rude, just to avoid a death flag. She truly runs her own show and messes with everyone very enjoyably. She doesn't try to be nice to the male leads and doesn't try to win their favor. It's quite refreshing. It reminds me of Miss Not-So Sidekick, but on steroids.
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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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