Survive as the Hero's Wife Korean

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Ch. 4
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Reminds me of that story about a stupid bunny resting in a snakes mouth.
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I like this. She's very much acting the role of a villainess, and it's convincing enough for me to not be sure just what her intentions actually are.

That said, Canaria is playing a really dangerous game. Sure, knowing the plot is not an insignificant advantage, but she'll be playing against the Empress, who should by all accounts be the grandmaster of the field.

On the other hand, she also needs to take great care to not play her role too well. Play as a villain too much and you'll end up on the protagonist's bad side and getting the epilogue of one. Play as a double-agent too much and you'll either arouse suspicion or produce so much results that you derail the story and render your only asset moot.

My romance-addicted brain is hoping she builds a good relationship with the prince (without misunderstandings) and maybe even befriends the novel's love interest while we're at it. Either way, I like this and I'm excited to see where it'll go.
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Finally something new and fresh I also hope this marks the beginning of a harsh and just ruler.
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I have an unpopular opinion.

I hope she fully side with the empress to destroy the prince. C'mon, I wanna see a villain as a winner! It's so boring seeing the same old 'reincarnated as a villain but Imma be a good girl'. I want to see something like 'reincarnated as a villain and I'm going to die / win as a villain'.

Hope this story is what I look for.
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@draw2much
Well bloody said. Sadly, "Misunderstanding based drama / humor" is the easiest form of narrative to craft, so that is what we're usually getting.
That being said, I am getting the feeling the girly is going to come clean with the prince about her contract with the empress. She's not above the prince, after all. She has to work with him.
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What a refreshing turn of events for an otome manga. Really liking the MC more and more with every chapter
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5D chess mode is playing both sides. 2D checkers is still being the villainess but slightly upgraded with novel knowledge.

I'm betting on 5d chess.

I do hope this is a start of her becoming her own faction in a game of thrones than a start of "misunderstandings".
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There's a ton of manga and webtoons out there right now with this premise (not that I'm complaining, I love it), but I gotta say at the very least this one is taking a turn I didn't see coming. Like others have said she's probably trying to play both sides to protect herself both now and in the future, but oof that's a dangerous game to be playing when she already knows what awaits her if the prince doesn't see her as an ally. I can't wait for more chapters!
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I concur. The next thing she has to do is talk with the prince, reveal her game and decide together what information feed the queen with.
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What she's doing makes sense though, as the prince has no power (not even to protect his child wife) and the queen reigns supreme within the palace. Whether she likes the prince or not, if she angers the queen she's dead. She's choosing to be a double agent instead: give the queen just enough information that she's counted a valuable asset, while strengthening the position of the prince. Eventually, the scale will tip and the queen loses her power, and she can use everything she knows about the queen as a weapon for the prince to use.
The only real question is if the author is gonna do that annoying thing where the prince and princess have "misunderstandings" because the princess stupidly hides information she should have told. I hope that's not how the author does it. The real drama should be in constantly escaping the queen's suspicion and supporting the prince, not fighting with the prince over her being stupid.
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But isn't this fucking herself over in the long run?
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Thanks so much for the chapter. I agree with everyone that she is using the Empress to get better things for them both and moving away the spies. I hope this doesn't cause a misunderstanding tho. I want them to be allies.
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Hmmmm is she going to lay out her plan for the prince? Hmmmm
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Thank you for updating this interesting story~~~

Ah I see what she's doing, she's getting on the empress' good side all the while getting rid of other spies in the princes' vicinity so her reports to the empress and her future plans don't get compromised

So getting the princes' trust comes next I surmise? This is getting interesting

Last edited 6 days ago by scarlet_summer.

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... If she fks over the Prince she's fked though...
Really don't get this train of thought.
Sure she has insider knowledge, but she has to be confident enough she can outplay the empress and the prince if she goes down this path
(which normaly people really shouldn't do)...

Safer option would just be to piggyback off the Prince's eventual victory.
Guess that be boring though.
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tbh I’m kinda down w A villainess who’s only looking out for herself, but if she’s playing for both bases that’s cool too
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Unless she is doing that to reduce the number of spies and tell the prince her plan in secret during the next chapters, I don't get what's happening.
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>reincarnated as a villainess
>do actual villianess things
Woah
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thx uwu
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