What It Takes to be a Villainess - Recommendations

Alt titles: Agnyeoui Jeong-ui, The Justice of a Villainous Woman

What It Takes to be a Villainess

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The Villainess Turns the Hourglass

The Villainess Turns the Hourglass

After her lowly mother married a count, Aria enjoyed a life full of luxury while harassing her gentle stepsister Mielle. Several years later, Aria is about to be executed when Mielle reveals that she wickedly tricked Aria into building the bad reputation that ultimately brought her to the scaffold. Just as Aria desparately wishes she could change her fate, she sees a curious hourglass that takes her back into the past. Now, Aria can destroy Mielle by using her own tactics against her like a true villainess. The power of the hourglass is on her side... Can Aria take everything from Mielle, or will her actions change the past in ways she couldn't have imagined?

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shakbait123 shakbait123 says...

Strong lead, not truly evil but uses underhanded and cunning tactics to gain the upper hand.  Neither of them are meek, and they are both beautiful women who know how to get what they want and manipulate situations in their favor.

786Cookie 786Cookie says...

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Whatismydogsname Whatismydogsname says...

honesty, i like what it takes to be a villainess more than the villainess turns the hourglass. the thing is both are really great and similar in some concepts. so, i prefer them both.

An Observation Log of My Fiancée Who Calls Herself a Villainess

An Observation Log of My Fiancée Who Calls Herself a Villainess

Because Prince Cecil is extraordinarily intelligent, life is boring for him. His days are without much excitement, but he becomes engaged to Bertia, the daughter of a marquis. The first thing she says to him when they first meet is quite baffling. She claims she is the "villainous heroine" in the story of his life!! According to Bertia, she has memories of her previous life. In a certain "romance game" she played in her life before, she played the character of the "villainess." Her purpose in her new life is to become an exemplary villainess and ruin the prince's engagement. In order to achieve this goal, Bertia does one outrageous thing after another and brings chaos and confusion into his life. A unique "love" story with a twist!!

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786Cookie 786Cookie says...

both of the fl's are villainesses who are reincarnated but this manga is narrated by the fiancee's POV. It's one of the best manga I've ever read anf I highly recommended it.

Doctor Elise: The Royal Lady with the Lamp

Doctor Elise: The Royal Lady with the Lamp

Dr. Song, the youngest professor at the leading College of Medicine in Korea, was a royal brat of a princess in her previous life. But just as she’s about to meet an untimely death over the ocean, she wakes up as Princess Elise once again?! Enlightened with the medical knowledge of a master surgeon, is this her chance to mend her past relationships and heal an ailing empire, or is fate sealed to repeat itself?

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MinRei MinRei says...

after being isekaid the mc has to deal with being the fiance of the crown prince.

for queen with a scalpel/lady with a lamp she isekaid to a different world where she became a doctor and she once again isekaid to her original world, for justice of a villainous woman she is isekaid to a novel.

so with knowledge of some events with the future along with the skills they have from their previous lives, they fight for their survival and thus their achievements keep stacking up. 

they also share the same fate of one day becoming the queen.

Villainess in Love

Villainess in Love

So I’ve become Yunifer Magnolia, the villainess who’s crazed with jealousy that Duke Ishid Lucrenze, the devastatingly handsome hero, has eyes only for Raelle, Yunifer’s best friend. Yunifer torments Raelle so much that Yunifer’s killed off at the end. But... I’M Yunifer now. UGH! Good news is, I’ve reincarnated a year before her tragic end, so there’s time to make sure Ishid and Raelle have a fairy tale ending (and I stay alive). Bad news is, I got drunk and woke up with Ishid next to me. Crap.

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SparklingLilac SparklingLilac says...

Not really similar plot wise but both female leads are villianesses with some sort of knowledge surrounding how the plot is meant to play out and were not originally meant to be the FL and even were the OG villianesses of their respective stories. Through the power of their newly changed personality they make the male lead totally head over heels for them. Both also have dark haired male leads.

My Royal Awakening

My Royal Awakening

When your average guy struggling through life in modern day Korea gets “reborn” as a grand prince in the Joseon Dynasty, it seems like a pretty sweet deal, right? Nope, not if you’re the younger brother of King Yeonsan, one of the most tyrannical kings in Joseon’s history. A reign of terror is imminent, and it’s only a matter of time before everything goes downhill. But with a new Grand Prince Jin-seong taking matters into his own two hands, perhaps history won’t repeat itself…

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The Reason She Lives as a Villainess

The Reason She Lives as a Villainess

Some people would jump at the chance at a new life, but when Jeongyun wakes up after a terrible accident and finds that she has become Lecian Fucernien, a character of a cliche, romantic fantasy novel, it feels like she’s woken up inside a nightmare. Disappointed as she is, she quickly accepts her fate and decides to make the best of her new life. The good news is that Lecian's character has a happy ending, but the bad news is that she's supposed to die once to get it. Between foiling her abusive new father’s plans of committing treason, finding a way out of her engagement to the crown prince, and avoiding the strange duke who seems to be stalking her, Jeongyun has a very long to-do list. Will Jeongyun be able to adjust to her new life while figuring out a way to avoid dying a second time?

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Villainess's Idol

Villainess's Idol

A girl from the modern world aspiring to become a pop idol slips into the body of Ashley Verrence, the main villainess of the novel she was reading. In the original story, Ashley was a crown princess who lost favor with the prodigal crown prince and ended up being executed. The new Ashley has one year to change her destiny and her first steps towards a new future start with preparing a play using her modern knowledge. Can she make amends and escape her death?  

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It Was All a Mistake

It Was All a Mistake

At a young age, Durua Valrose realizes that she’s been reincarnated as the villainess of a novel who is destined to die at the hands of the male protagonist, Nocturne Edgar. Determined to change her fate, she tries to befriend Nocturne, but little does she know that he is the only living black mage who can hear, sense, and even control people’s thoughts and emotions. To Nocturne, Durua is an enigma. She is the first person that he’s encountered who is not susceptible to his magic, a fact that makes him feel both intrigued and intimidated at the same time. The two form a strained friendship, but Durua has no idea whether the story is changing for better or worse. Will she be able to rewrite her ending and escape death?

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How to Get Rid of My Dark Past

How to Get Rid of My Dark Past

During my teenage years, I wrote a novel about Reina, the only daughter of the Duke of Solei, who wears an eye patch in one eye and a black dye dragon on her left arm. The ultimate moody emo villainess with skull decorations and black roses on everything she owns... The ultimate symbol of my dark and moody past - and now I am suddenly her?! To make matters worse, even the overpowered minion characters who I made swear their allegiance to me have now started running wild... to the point that I'm the one who feels like begging on my knees. This is enough! Just, why is everything so embaressingly overdramatic? It's time to clean up my dark past!

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Father, I Don't Want This Marriage

Father, I Don't Want This Marriage

Juvelian is a villainess so hated by everyone that even her lover and father leave her to die a pitiful death. Just as she’s about to face her fate, she gets the chance to change the course of her story. In order to avoid the tragic end she knows awaits her, she breaks up with her lover and gives up trying to win her father’s love. Instead, she focuses on using his wealth to enjoy her new life to its fullest! But while she prepares for her extravagant life as a lady, her father begins looking for her new suitor. Afraid that he’ll marry her off to the infamously unpredictable and stormy prince, she lands on a desperate solution: a dating contract. And the best candidate is none other than her father’s student.

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