A Villainess for the Tyrant

Alt titles: A Villainess Is a Good Match for the Tyrant, Pokgunegeneun Angnyeoga Eoullinda

Ch: 104
2020 - 2022
3.971 out of 5 from 2,290 votes
Rank #4,761
A Villainess for the Tyrant

“I would rather just go out with a bang!” For Princess Cecile, being married off to the emperor of a neighboring empire was unavoidable. But wait, isn’t this the same Emperor Estian who's notorious for being a heartless sadist? In order to maintain her final shred of dignity, the fearless Cecile demands that her future husband carry her all the way from the carriage to the wedding chapel! If this is her fate, she might as well put up a fight before dying at the hands of the handsome emperor. After all, the only way to fight fire is with… more fire?! Can Cecile become a villain even more fearsome than her tyrant husband?

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Wow, this is one of those very few instances where I found that the reviews were really generous with their ratings LOL. I had high expectations but got a whole lotta nothing HAHA. Don't get me wrong, this story has its charms but the author introduces so many ideas only to deliver the absolute bare minimum at the end.  Story 4/10:  No cohesion whatsoever. If you're looking for a good villainess story with a deeper plotline run away as far as you can cause this is the exact opposite of that. There's a lot of details that the story introduces early on that's meant to build suspense. However, those details become so insignificant with the way the author ties things up. For example: oh shit the ML has this crazy power, what could possibly be the history behind that? Spoiler: you're going to get like a brief flash back, and at the end the power just disappears. You would expect to get some juicy details regarding his trauma, and how he deals with losing his power, and how people view him with his power now gone right? But nah, all of that gets swept under the rug. This remains a consistent theme with all the major plot points. And because of this, none of the characters ever became well developed. What little information that was given to us was definitely not enough for me to grow attachment for any of the characters. I'm very emotional and so give me a proper explanation behind a character's trauma and I'll be shedding tears like it's nothing. Unfortunately, I didn't have that with any of the characters. I finished the story and I don't even recall any of their names LOL.  Another big thing is that this story really takes advantage of plot armor and ties together loose ends through the power of the MC. It just progressively gets worse and so if you hate it when stories buff up the MC to miraculously fix everything just cause they're the MC, you're going to hate this one. I wish this story just stuck to the comedic route rather than introducing tropes and ideas with potential only to half ass it in the end. If I was 12 I would've probably thought this story a masterpiece. But if you're an older audience that reads stories for things beyond just the romance, this is going to disappoint you.  The romance in the plot was alright. The love progression was fair and wasn't too outta left field. There's a lot of romance and fluff, and so if you like romance scenes you're going to enjoy this read.  Romance Spoiler: The author pulls a Naruto and a majority of the side characters have their specific pair. And so if you hate 2nd ML syndrome and like it when everyone has their OTP, then this is going to be your jam.  Characters 6/10: The characters are charming but nothing special. I like them cause they're funny but beyond that they're very flat characters. As I mentioned previously, no real attachment towards any of them.   ML: He's a typical super strong Duke. He has unrivaled power and authority, and he kills people off whenever he feels like it. He loves our female lead and will do anything and everything for her. Ya know, the typical trope.  FL: She's a mary sue LMAO. Dont get me wrong, I love her cause she's adorable but she is definitely a mary sue. Also she's not a real villainess. She's a softie pretending to be a villainess due to the role she has to play to survive the political climate. The mc power is real strong in this one. Our villains don't have a chance.  Special side character (minor spoilers): This story features the writer of the story to be isekaied into her own novel. She takes on the role of a Saintess and plays the role of an antagonist. Antagonists (spoilers): Theres multiple antagonists in this story and some of their roles become blurred as the story progresses. However, as a whole, the antagonist role in this story is very lacking and mindless. They're definitely just there to make our FL look good. They're nasty but have no deeper story to justify their nasty behavior. Stereotypical antagonist through and through.  Side characters (spoilers): There's a lot of side characters and they all have their own stereotypical tropes. They're all quite charming and because they were very comedically driven I enjoyed their presence.  Art: I would say it remains pretty consistent. What you get in the beginning is what you get at the end. The art style was alright. Not ugly but not gorgeous.  Overall Would I Recommend? Yes, but only if you want a light read. This is definitely a piece to just pass the time. There's no depth and there should be no expectation for a greater, well-thought out story. This gave me heavy Beware the Villainess vibes. Great comedy, but story line was meh. Basically, if you want a more romance oriented Beware the Villainess, then this is the piece for you.  *Also if you do read this manhwa, the side stories are an absolute MUST. They tied the end of the story together much better than the ending chapter of the main story line. I was left confused and disappointed with the ending of the main story, but the ending of the side stories were enough to placate me and my negative thoughts. 


This manwha had a lot of sweet and cute moments, but I feel like a lot of that was at the expense of the story. I really did like the characters and how cute their relationships were, but I didn't feel like the relationships or the story had much depth to it at all. It felt like it was more just sweet moments rather than stuff to cause these sweet moments to exist. There's Cecile and Estian's relationship, and they pretty much care for each other right from the start. This leads to a lot of sweet and caring moments, they're always there for each other and I really liked reading that. The main issue I have with it is the fact it didn't feel like there was any real development to get them to trust each other, they just sort of automatically started loving each other. There was a bit of development in their relationship as they did get closer and closer, but I didn't feel as if there was any real reason that they fell in love much in the first place. I feel like there should have been more development before the relationship. Though I still really liked their relationship. I'd say the same for the other relationships, though they were really cute, they weren't very complex. There were some decently good emotional moments, especially between Cecile and Estian where they would look out for each other and save each other. I liked these, but they didn't necessarily hit me emotionally. I usually get pretty emotional over the stuff I'm reading, but these just didn't get it for me. I'm not exactly sure how to describe why, but I think it's because they just felt kind of empty. Maybe the main reason for them feeling empty is becasue of just how chaotic the story was. None of it felt too well put together, and a lot of it felt random. Yes, there were some exciting moments and a bit of complexity behind Cecile that I certainly wasn't expecting. There was a lot to her backstory and Estian's was decently complex too, but aside from that the story is predictable and just felt as if it was continuing on and on. It felt chaotic and half of the time I had no idea what was going on. I don't mean that the story is bad or anything, but it wasn't the greatest. The art was pretty, I liked it quite a lot. It was all shiny and helped bring out the happiness of the story. So overall, I'd say this is certainly good if you're looking for cute, comedic moments but story wise this isn't the greatest. I am very thankful the author didn't make the rival female get the ML and instead she found her own happiness and turned out not to be a bad character. I found that relieving. The characters are all pretty cute and likeable and there's a lot of romantic moments.

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