A Capable Maid
Title ID:
39805
Alt name(s):
  • A Competent Maid
  • La sirvienta capaz
  • Marie Sang Pelayan Berbakat
  • Neunglyeog Issneun Sinyeonim
  • Una criada capaz
  • Una mucama competente
  • Une bonne capable
  • Une bonne compétent
  • Une domestique capable
  • Une domestique compétent
  • Une femme domestique capable
  • Une femme domestique compétent
  • 超能力侍女
  • 능력 있는 시녀님
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  • 8.77
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Description:
The useless maid, Marie, has never been able to do anything correctly. But, after caring for a dying prisoner, she becomes a person she had always wanted to be. This is the start of the capable maid, Marie.

Spanish/Español:
La criada inútil Marie nunca ha podido hacer nada correctamente. Sin embargo, después de brindarle cuidado a un prisionero moribundo, ella se convierte en la persona que siempre quiso ser. Este es el comienzo de Marie, la criada capaz.
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Somebody let this poor boy take a nap
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In agreement with some of the comments on how Marie is kinda starting to fall flat yet you kinda are addicted to it.

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I still really want to know how this develops tho...
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THE SLOW BURN IS KILLING ME THEY ARE SO CUTE MANNNNNN I FEEL LIKE CRYING but i hope marie won't do anything stupid coz the prince likes u girl don't even try to play cupid gOSH >:(
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@ezaspie

that's ok, no problem. Thought it might be joke, but just decided to answer in case it wasn't. I can completely understand your view on Beatrice, it had so much potential and then went to crap in so many ways.
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@schlo Sorry... I was trying to make a joke/ be playful when I said “Do not compare this to beatrice” , sadly it did not hold up in writing.

Totally fine if you think this is similar to beatrice but I just wanted to sh*t on/ make a joke about beatrice because that’s what that manhwa is; a joke. In fact, I agree that this story is kinda bland like beatrice.
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@ezaspie i'm comparing it to Beatrice not in terms of story line, but in that they both have characters that are flat and seem to have very little personality. For me a story that is not largely action or adventure, but more romance and drama needs to have characters that have personality, that aren't flat.

I will admit that I think there are many problems with Beatrice besides just the personalities of the characters. To me it is sad because I can think of a story line for Beatrice that would have allowed romance, not with the prince, and would have made for an interesting drama / romance story and fit in with the beginning chapters. I think many would have enjoyed it I had hopes for Beatrice, but...

I'm not trying to tell people not to enjoy Capable Maid, we all like different things. I'm a fan of isekai trash for that matter so believe me I'm not trying to judge and I hope everyone finds stuff they enjoy.
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I love this. Yeah the fl and the ml is kinda flat in terms of personality but it doesn’t get in the way of the story /harm the story so I’m not annoyed by it. This romance is slow paced, but out of good reason. Because of their positions: maid and prince they can’t really get close. Honestly if the romance was rushed it’d be hella weird and forced.

@schlo yeah this story is kinda like Dr. Elise, but DO NOT insult this story with the comparison of Beatrice oh my god that was the worst isekai I’ve ever read in my life. Never again.
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Thank you for the update. Is it the start of love?
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my hearttttt 😍
thank youuu
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@Sparrow75 weird, just read the last chapter, kind of reluctantly at that and came into look at the comments and it's like you read my mind. I had high hopes for Dr. Elise too. It seems like in both the characters personalities just ceased to exist. Seems like their existence is for the ml. In this one it almost feels like the story is really about the prince with the story being told through the eyes of the maid. I feel like I know more about the prince and knight then Marie.

It's not that it's bad it's just that I don't care about it and I would have liked to. This, Dr. Elise, Beatrice for me are all the same for me, interesting start but then the characters start to fade.
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Idk what is it about this author but I not into her works, it was the same for doctor elise, I had high hopes in the beginning but as the romance progresses I just lose all interest in it. I’m just not fond of these characters. Like I don’t hate them but I don’t like them either. So when ever something dramatic or important happens I’m just -_-

Also I’ve never liked Prince or King type MLs. They always have this narcissistic or egoistic or possessive trait to them that I just don’t dig. And idk what the author is trying to establish with this ml. He has a less consistent personality than the knight.

Anyways, it’s “enjoyable”. If you like the tropes and such. And the author is good at pacing and structuring her story nice and neatly. But it’s not particularly engaging and there isn’t much personality or energy in the story.

Anyways it’s okay, I can understand why so many people dig it. And I enjoyed some of it But I’m bored now.
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Thank you for working on this! I really enjoyed reading it and please continue to upload chapters in the future!
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What a fascinating mixed bag this is. Generally I like it.

Pacing is decent. Art is great—good enough to carry things along by sheer force of art in some places. Romance is... well, it's slowly digging itself out of the hole it put itself into, wherein the obvious romance candidate had no chemistry as such and most of us ended up rooting wistfully for the other arm of the love-triangle...? But there's plenty of good character interaction.

Plot is never going anywhere obvious (except the obvious eventual romance) but after a little meandering early on, it seems to be shaping up. Mostly around said romance, with a large order of serious complications of varying sorts, which works well enough.

And yet, then, the central plot device, at least early on:

...And she turns into a godawful Mary Sue in some of the mid-early bits with all that. Later on there's ongoing intrigue and tension that airs out and gets rid of the almost manic self-insert tone those early chapters take. But there's this unshakable feeling I have sometimes with occasional... almost naive...? ...threads of thought that makes me feel sometimes like this was written by an extremely talented middle-school girl. But not always.

Anyway, my occasional cringes aside, it has been an entertaining read, with several well-executed bits in exchange for the various generic and/or unintentionally-hilarious ones. Occasionally it blind-sides me with a powerful moment. And it seems to be getting better rather than worse as it goes on so far, I think, so it somehow all seems rather promising.
Last edited 26 days ago by Pokari.
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Rael that blush is ILLEGAL!!!
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@deleucia I totally understand how you feel 😂😂 I just can't stop myself from finishing it either
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Omg thank you 😊 💓 can't wait for the next chap
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In all the chapters theres only a handful of memorable things happening, everything else is just meh.... So fricking forgettable or plainly just doesn't make sense. Even the fl is uniteresting besides her power, her character feels half baked and boring, personality is bland and at this point i feel like her personality is informed/implied through the random power, if not, its to bolster the attractiveness/value of a male character. Ml and co seem interesting as a result of her actions (actions she only took because of these powers). Marie is nothing without these powers. She is literally validated by her power. Okay, build a fl around a magical superpower but srsly at least give her personality thats not the typical "feminine" bull. Her personality is srsly manufactured laziness.

But i still keep reading and am gonna keep reading cause im a big hoe for pointless flexing. Also, my opinion based on how forgettable i find her and how i have to reread the whole thing every month or two just to rememeber who the heck anyone is and what even happened.
Last edited 1 mo ago by deleucia.
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This bitch really fell asleep -_- bet the maid who has to clean the chamberpots is gonna be hella mad when she finds out.
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Love Marie, love the prince and the white hair dude. The story is indeed a little slow but it's so relaxing, and the art is very good ! Don't think to much and have a good time reading it! :)
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Lol I like Marie's personality. Thank you for the update!