The Villainess Is a Marionette
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The Villainess Is a Marionette

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Synonyms: Angnyeo-neun Marionette
Japanese: 악녀는 마리오네트
English: The Villainess Is a Marionette
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Type: Manhwa
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Feb 10, 2021 to ?
Genres: Drama Drama, Fantasy Fantasy
Themes: Isekai Isekai, Villainess Villainess
Serialization: KakaoPage
Authors: Hanirim (Story), Manggle (Art)


Score: 7.581 (scored by 24872,487 users)
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Ranked: #23902
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Popularity: #2349
Members: 8,723
Favorites: 79

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Before she was killed by a man holding a grudge against her, a woman from modern-day Korea was immersed in a wonderful fantasy novel about a courteous beauty with two powerful suitors. Duke Raffaello Kidrey was the true love of Olivia Grace, while the tyrannical Prince Regef Hill wanted her solely for himself by any means necessary. To this end, Regef exploited his foolish yet stunningly beautiful sister, Kayena, controlling her like a mere marionette before sending her to a violent death.

The murdered woman reincarnates as the villainess Kayena, but she refuses to accept another unjust end. This time, she decides to be the one pulling the strings. She allies herself with her greatest enemy, Regef, and concocts a plan to enlist Raffaello as her aide. Once she ensures that Regef is made the next emperor and Raffaello is united with his fated one, Kayena intends to escape and lead a humble life. However, royal intrigue is merciless and inescapable, and she must carefully manipulate the novel's leading men to stand a chance at survival.

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The Villainess Is a Marionette has been published digitally in English by Tapas Media since May 26, 2021.



May 13, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (65/? eps)
I honestly found this story quite underwhelming... There's no conspiracy theories, no real drama, the FL has grasped the center of the manhwa entirely and in such an easy way that's unreal how she had such a bad ending the first time, considering how the people around her were drawn to her so easily. It's also not clear how the ML fell in love with her?! She didn't act in any particular way to attract his attention, even less his love... I'm not much of a fan of tropes like this where everyone gives in so easily, it's quite unrealistic. I came across this title ...
Dec 24, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (68/? eps)
I am not usually one to take time out of my day to comment on how bad something is but the average rating of this particular manhwa makes it hard not to comment on the apparent flaws.
I read a good chunk of this book to say that I am quite acquainted with the story and to quickly summarize my points-to-be I can only say that the art is held back by some disappointing writing.
The formula of a female character getting isekaid into the villainess role of a work of fiction is not new by any means, with many works of this trope being successful and ...

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