Villains Are Destined to Die
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Synonyms: Death Is the Only Ending for the Villainess, Agyeok-ui Ending Jugeum-ppun
Japanese: 악역의 엔딩은 죽음뿐
English: Villains Are Destined to Die
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Type: Manhwa
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: May 1, 2020 to ?
Genres: Drama Drama, Fantasy Fantasy, Romance Romance
Themes: Reverse Harem Reverse Harem, Villainess Villainess
Serialization: KakaoPage
Authors: Gwon, Gyeoeul (Story), SUOL (Art)


Score: 8.281 (scored by 1044710,447 users)
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Ranked: #3462
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Popularity: #636
Members: 27,985
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The latest otome game is all the rage recently, so a regular university student decides to see for herself if its fame is well-deserved. She clears the normal mode in no time and finds herself pitying the villainess, Penelope Eckhart. Penelope is a fake―a replacement for the duke's missing daughter, the protagonist of the game.

Initially confident about clearing the hard mode as well, the woman is shocked by the sheer leap in the level of difficulty, eventually passing out from exhaustion. However, when she wakes up, she no longer recognizes her surroundings, for she has been reincarnated into the body of the villainess!

In a world where everyone seems to be out for her blood, Penelope must make wise decisions that keep her away from the death route. A tyrant prince, a suspicious magician, a nobleman from a fallen nation, or one of her nasty adoptive brothers―whose affections will she win?

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Villains Are Destined to Die is an adaptation of Gwon Gyeoeul's Agyeok-ui Ending Jugeum-ppun web novel series. It is originally a webtoon series which has been officially published in book format by D&C Webtoon Biz (디앤씨웹툰비즈) since February 26, 2021.

The series has been published digitally in English by Tapas since October 24, 2020. The volumes have been published by Yen Press under the Ize Press imprint since November 8, 2022.

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Mar 28, 2021
Preliminary (51/? eps)
"Villians Are Destined to Die" or "Death is the only ending for the villainess" is a very well-written Otome isekai manhwa. Based on the novel, it's very accurate and sticks to the original story magnificently.

STORY | 10 | The plot in this is pretty great. Easy to follow, with plenty of cliche moments that don't really bother me as a reader. Compared to other manhwa I've read, it's unique. It's very painful and heartwrenching, with many moments that push me to keep reading. Overall, my favorite thing about this plot though is the game aspect. It's interesting as hell watching Penelope's decisions, and the turns ...
Jul 12, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (123/? eps)
The story is very much a mixed feeling one; there are a ton of predictable moments, some exiting features and of course a good piece of morale advice that can be detected from it!

There are amazing chapters which I've re-read several times. Which feel warm, engaging and exciting. The romance felt natural and lightheartedly clumsy, and rewarding. For example her interaction with Eckles showed a lot of signs of a character who didn't know how to love and court and probably didn't have a lot of friends in their life.; by buying things for someone and giving gifts is a common way of ...
Aug 31, 2023
Preliminary (124/? eps)
This Manhwa had an interesting premise, which it abandons by chapter 10? 15? 20? I don't exactly remember, but roughly around that time, the idea that the main character is in mortal danger from one wrong move is gone. It devolves into a character drama, the point of which is… I'm not exactly sure. The protagonist doesn't seem to care enough about anything to commit to any one goal. She doesn't fix Penelope's life and relationships, she doesn't vent out her frustration at the situation, she rarely talks to her main escape vehicle, that is Eckles. She lacks character, therefore not being a character.

“Penelope” ...

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