Justice for the villainess [1st Impression]

Justice For The Villainess starts off like most revenge-themed stories, with a betrayal. Our female lead is out for the heads who betrayed her.

Alt TitlesWhere Is Justice For the Villainess?, Why Would a Villainess Have Virtue, Why Would a Villainess Have Virtue?, 악녀에게 의리가 어디있어, Where the Villain’s Loyalty Lies, Angnyeoege Uiriga Eodi Isseo
CreatorsCHEON Ee-eol, 천의얼, CHUN Ee-eol (Author)
ULTRAMEDIA, studio107 (Artist)
LicensedManta
Release2021-09-15 (Licensed: 21/10-21)
AdaptedNovel
Genre Fantasy,ActionBody SwitchingDrama,  HistoricalMature Warning:  Gore/blood, Drugs / Alcohol,  DepressionMental / Physical AbuseMurder / Attempted MurderRomanceSupernatural
Justice For The Villainess

Justice For The Villainess Summary

I won’t rest until they’re dead.

Charlotte has no qualms about murder if it means her beloved Prince Albert can ascend to the throne.

But when he accuses her of treason and leaves her to rot in prison, she learns that loyalty is no virtue.

5 years later, Count Kaitel appears before her with a request: “Won’t you kill the emperor?”

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Justice For The Villainess
One thing I can appreciate with Justice For The Villainess is the lack of sympathy from our female lead.

However, I don’t necessarily find the story to be enjoyable.

The story is just feeling quite cringe-worthy and it leaves me feeling less than satisfied. We have the typical betrayal of someone who is really powerful. Despite that, he offered her a good position and she agrees – yet he ends up betraying her for no good reason.

She’s sent to prison, which is at least somewhat unique. Likewise the way she’s suffering from hypothermia on her legs, they’re blue-black after all!

Another trope is the kiss.. You know how it goes, the male lead gives something to the female lead via a kiss! Either antidote, air, blood (like in Blood+).

Something which bothers me a lot is the distinctive need to give too much background info within the first few chapters. The dialogue is cramped with exposition, which feels forced and not natural.

It’s so typical and clearly a way to increase the tension. Bet if he was a nasty old man she’d rather die in the cell than take in his aura, or whatever.

Then we come to the actual part where she’s safe. She ends up replacing her body with the body of a maid, so all the suffering from her previous body is gone.

Easy way to get rid of a potential plot hindrande. Ironically she seems to maintain her ability to fight regardless of what body she is in, despite the fact it would be more difficult.

In the past she’s an assassin, but in the current way – she’s a maid who was brushing the floor. I get she would remember her methods and techniques, but the actual physical attributes wouldn’t transfer over.

Even more so, during another scene she easily takes down another assassin. He doesn’t put up a fight at all, which makes me question they even know what an assassin is supposed to be?!

I’m not a huge fan of the art, either. Sometimes it’s fine but sometimes it’s just looking awkward and it really pulls me out from the story.

Final thoughts: I wish I was liking this, I really wish so but it’s just feeling like another manhwa meant to grab our money.

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