The Villainess Needs a Tyrant [1st Impression]

The Villainess Needs A Tyrant isn’t the best revenge manhwa out there. The story isn’t necessarily bad, but it’s lacking something to make it stand out.

Alt Titles그 악녀에게는 폭군이 필요하다, The Villainess Needs Her Tyrant (official title)
CreatorsEun Sae-ro, 은새로 (Author)
IL Tahong, 일타홍 (Author)
Palgarak, Big Toe, 팔가락 (Artist)
AdaptedFrom novel
GenreDramaFantasyHistoricalMature Warning:  Gore/bloodDrugs / AlcoholMental / Physical AbuseMurder / Attempted MurderPsychologicalReversal of TimeRomance

The Villainess Needs A Tyrant Summary

Just now, I stole the lips of a man who is notorious as a tyrant.

In front of my younger cousin, Arinel, who stole everything I had in my previous life.


“Why did you kiss me?”

“Because my younger cousin loves you, Your Majesty.”

“Is that so?”

His arms wrapped around my waist. The distance that was formed vanished in an instance. The cold-blooded, powerful man’s smile filled my view.

“Open your lips. If you are going to do it, then do it properly.”

The Villainess Needs A Tyrant starts out with our female lead being quite naive in her previous life.

She’s fooled by her family and loses everything. It’s reminding me a bit of The Villainess Turns The Hourglass and how Aria is fooled in the past.

Needless to say, it’s not a bad idea or reason for revenge but the way she goes from naivety to being a villainess is just a bit unlikely.

Prior to the betrayal, she loved her “sister” but due to finding out a plot to rebel against the emperor, she’s instantly murdered.

I’m not sure what’s going fully, but the female lead takes revenge by kissing the emperor and saying her “sister/cousin” was in love with him.

A Tyrant
Warden from I Met The Male Lead In Prison makes a cameo? o.o
I’m not sure if that was even part of the plot prior to this, maybe I glossed over it.

However, if the family is planning to stage a coup d’etat, why in the world is she saying the cousin/sister is in love with the emperor. It’s just a bit odd and maybe I misunderstood something.

Likewise, I’m not sure why the emperor even cares about her past just her knowledge and information. It doesn’t make a lot of sense for a tyrant to suddenly “fall in love” and “change his ways”.

Maybe he just want to keep her as a possession, which maybe makes more sense but only barely.

There’s supposed to be some chemistry between them, but I find the female lead lacking all emotions.

She reminds me of the main character from I Don’t Love You Anymore. I didn’t know botox existed in the past, because something is definitely up with these female characters.

Furthermore, the way the characters are speaking just feels dumb. They’re trying to mimic the way nobles would speak in circles, but as a reader I can’t understand anything what they’re saying.

Final thoughts: I won’t say it’s not worth reading, but don’t expect anything great from it.

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