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A Fairytale for the Demon Lord  
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A Demon Lord spirited the Princess away, and cursed her with eternal sleep. Countless knights sought to save her, only to die in vain by the Demon Lord's hands. But then, a Nameless Knight arrived to vanquish him and save the Princess, ignorant of what fate had in store for him...

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Associated Names
A Fairytale for the Demon Lord - Der Erlkönig und Der Ritter
A Fairytale for the Demon Lord Side Story
A Tale for Satan
Bajka dla króla demonów
Dongeng untuk Raja Iblis
İblis Lordu için bir Peri Masalı
Pasaka Demonų Karaliui
Picture Book for the Demon Lord
The Demon Lord and the Knight
Un Cuento de Hadas para El Señor de Los Demonios
Сказка для Дьявола
마왕을 위한 동화

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v.2 c.20 by Easy Going Scans over 5 years ago
v.2 c.19 by Easy Going Scans over 6 years ago
v.2 c.18 by Easy Going Scans over 6 years ago
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in Country of Origin
Season 1: 34 Chapters (Complete)
Season 2: 20 Chapters (Complete)
Side Story - 5 Chapters (Complete)

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Average: 7.6 / 10.0 (489 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.54 / 10.0

Last Updated
April 26th 2020, 2:42am PST



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Weird indeed...  
by MUtMoonlight
August 8th, 2019, 6:22pm
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
This is indeed a tragedy. And it's... it fulfils its purpose, I guess. That's why I give it a 9. Would have been a 10 if indeed, there weren't a few things left unexplained.

Particularly bothering was the fact that a few characters just stopped appearing and kind of disappeared from the story at some point... which makes sense in the plot, and emphasises the fact that this is a tragedy, but obviously this isn't pleasant. And there are still some mysteries surrounding them left unexplained (unless I missed something in the story).

I must say that that was offset by the fact that the themes and messages and emotions were especially well depicted in the webtoon. So it does deserve a pretty high rating in my op.

(Actually now that I think of it... the concept of right and wrong is very interesting in the story... I guess we could almost say that there was nothing really tragic about the story, if we consider things from a broader pov.)
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by mlat26
December 26th, 2017, 3:18pm
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
All over the place, confusing and full of plot holes. It might have made sense in the authors mind but he was unable to make it coherent in the manga. Got the feeling hes a newbie mangaka, the story is all over the place.
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by rerightaj
October 9th, 2015, 11:11pm
Rating: N/A
Different views and opinions on the usage of fate in this story ,but I enjoy a little work in understanding a good story so I appreciate what the author has done .As for my option on the story it just good .That's it thank you for your time .smile
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by MondSemmel
October 6th, 2015, 11:45am
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
This is an ambitious tale of devotion, revenge, and the inevitability of fate. I love it when it succeeds, but it's often really confusingly narrated, because its chapters and scenes aren't presented strictly chronologically.
Yet while it's a very uneven series, with some really confusing lows, this style also allows for some high points which just don't happen in, say, cookie-cutter shounen manga. That's why I rate this higher than it perhaps deserves - because it's *interesting*, which many manga just fail to be.

The series was last updated in 07/2014, so it may well never be completed. That said, its first, completed season ends, to my taste, at a satisfying point at chapter 32. While it leaves some questions open, it concludes *enough*. If you dislike reading series which may not get completed, I recommend you just read up to that point. Season 2 isn't as interesting anyway.

... Last updated on October 6th, 2015, 12:27pm
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by ryuuseigami
August 28th, 2015, 6:40am
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
[right now i read it till v2 c17]
don't know why theres so many people that rate this one quite high (7+)....
the "Knight - Demon Lord - Princess" plot is cliche, the "tragedy" is pretty good, the "breaking uoboros"concept is not bad... but the way he do it is rather poor... i didn't feel anything from this... if the author can portray it in a better way... maybe this will become a good manhwa.... bigrazz
really too bad...
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Truly a great manwha  
by TheMagicKnight
June 29th, 2015, 5:39pm
Rating: N/A
Honestly there are few stories that has touched me like this one. A knight whom rescues a princess only to have her taken away by another knight who looks the same as him. He then descides to save her but upon meeting her she has forgotten him only to be traped by the other knight and loses both his arms. Filled with sorrow he finds another opportunity to get her back and so he takes on the demon lords fate
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A Truetale For, Fate, You ~!  
by MinatoAce
June 16th, 2014, 3:55pm
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
you ware a Hero, a knight, a nameless one, you had your loved one close to you...
Now to get back the loved one close to you; you have to become more heroer and embrace corruption and became the Greatest Vilene...The Demon Lord himself...
From Being Nameless Knight to Forgotten Knight to The Demon Lord...

Now, the question is, What Fate Awaits You ? Can You Still Be The Master Of Your Own Fate ?
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A beautiful and engaging story.  
by hadou-ken
May 24th, 2014, 12:38pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
"You either die a hero, or live long enough to see yourself become the villain." This quote summarizes the plot of season 1 of this series. I highly recommend this work. You will not regret it.
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Read past chapter 5  
by MatrixM
April 10th, 2013, 9:48am
Rating: 7.6 / 10.0
The first time I tried reading this, it was soooo freaking boring. It was norse mythology but in a really futuristic setting where almost everyone (as in characters that appear) is an artificial creation or enhanced or pilot a machine or something.
I tried to read it a second time because it was done by the same manhwaga as 'Wake Up Dead Man' which has some really freaking awesome drama in it. So I stuck to it for a few chapters more (I was supposed to be writing an essay, procrastination ftw >.>) and after chapter 5 it becomes interesting.

So if you 'try this out', read past chapter 5.
Some parts of it don't make sense. I mean the technology isn't explained at all. And 'Fate' seems to be more...tangible in here, or something. And one big 'twist' was fairly predictable, though that may just be because of foreshadowing. (Also the romance seems kinda random here, moreso than in Wake Up Deadman, but I let that go.)
Looking forward to the second season.

tl;dr Read past chapter 5.

... Last updated on May 2nd, 2013, 9:35pm
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by Bebe~
February 21st, 2013, 4:24pm
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
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The artwork is great! But the plot of the story is not my cup of tea, unfortunately. I KNEW it would turn out like a cycle. The manhwa artist left little traces of hints for us. Nameless Knights turn into Demon Lords because of their love for the princess..who then die because a new nameless knight is here to save the princess FROM the demon lord and to kill him..just to be turned into the NEW demon lord by acquiring evil powers.. Ya dig?

... Last updated on February 21st, 2013, 4:25pm
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