There are times when you want a protagonist who is a beacon of light shining upon the weak. But, I’ve gotten tired of the generic good guy MC with perfect morals who always does the right thing and protects everyone even if it means sacrificing his life.
Now, I just want a story with someone evil as the protagonist. Someone who doesn’t care about the world and would do anything to achieve his goals. These types of stories always keep you at the edge of your seat, wondering what the MC would do next.
If you’re also interested in light novels like that then keep reading…
In this list, I’m going to share with you the 11 Best Light Novels With Evil Protagonists.
Best Evil MC Light Novels
- I Am the Fated Villain
- Dungeon Battle Royale ~ Since I Became a Demon King, I Will Aim for World Domination ~
- Dungeon Defense
- Emperor Has Returned
- The Experimental Log of the Crazy Lich
- Everyone Else is a Returnee
- Soul of Negary
- Ouroboros Record ~Circus of Oubeniel~
- Genocide Online ~Playtime Diary of an Evil Young Girl~
- Reverend Insanity
11. I Am the Fated Villain
Gu Changge realized that he had been reincarnated into the fantasy world of a novel and the body he possessed belonged to a powerful villain. His character possesses great wealth, good looks, and power superior to everyone else.
The female lead of the story is in love with him and this makes the original protagonist jealous of him, who vows to kill him. But, even though the original MC is chosen by the heavens, Gu Changge holds great prestige and power, so it should be easy for him to trample on him.
And what’s this…there’s a system that helps him earn points by tormenting the hero. Seems like fate wants him to fulfill his role as the villain of the story.
10. Dungeon Battle Royale ~ Since I Became a Demon King, I Will Aim for World Domination ~
Kurosaki Shion is a diligent first year university student but he’s a loner. He mostly spends his days playing games.
One day, everyone in the world gets a mail that the gods have decided to enact a World Relieving Project. In this project, the world will be relieved of its stress by removing some humans from the planet.
Shion ends up becoming a demon lord and his hometown becomes his dungeon. Now, he must prepare his dungeon and his minions and wait for the heroes who would invade to kill him.
So, he uses his knowledge of games to become stronger and become the strongest Demon King ever.
9. Dungeon Defense
The game “Dungeon Attack” was called the hardest game ever. The game involved heroes tasked to defeat the 72 demon lords and save the world.
He was the strongest player in the game who had completed every quest and accomplished everything in the game. One day, he’s asked by the game to answer a weird survey, which he does.
But, right after that, he finds himself in a strange world and realizes that this is the world of Dungeon Attack. He had become the weakest of the 72 Demon lords Dantalian.
Now, he must use his knowledge of the world to become the strongest demon lord and defeat the heroes who wish to kill him.
8. Emperor Has Returned
The gods decided to erase all of humanity. In defiance, humanity fought back and through this defiance came hope – The first Emperor. He was powerful enough to cut down all the gods.
43 years after its formation, the empire’s first emperor Juan Kalberk Kenosis died after being stabbed in the heart by his eldest son. He didn’t ask why his son did that. He just laid there as he closed his eyes forever.
But then, he opened his eyes again. In the sickly body of a ten-year-old, the emperor was back and now, he must stop the people who are dividing the world into two. Thus, he starts his fight against the very empire he worked hard to build.
7. The Experimental Log of the Crazy Lich
The MC is a notorious Lich who would bring destruction to the entire world. He possesses a system that gives him quests and if he completes those quests, he would earn evil points which make him stronger.
Every quest he gets involves him committing evil acts like killing the population of an entire town. But, if he keeps committing crimes like that, he would end up being hunted by Holy-knights.
So, he decides to become a dignified good man and not do things that could get him killed, even if he earns evil points from them. He hopes to be good but will the Crazy Lich be able to change?
6. Everyone Else is a Returnee
Yu Ilhan was always left out of everything. Every gathering, social invitation, party, and everything else, he was never invited to any of them.
When Earth is doomed to be destroyed, everyone runs away and leaves the planet. Most of the Earth’s population has fled to other planets for safety, except for Yu Ilhan.
Even in this, he was left out. Now, he’s one of the last on the planet, and it’s up to him to defeat the enemies and save the planet. Maybe, it’s not too late…
5. Soul of Negary
Soul of Negary is a dark fantasy novel filled with horror and mystery elements, and a genuinely evil protagonist.
The MC is transmigrated into another world with a system that calls him the protagonist but, he gets used and killed by the system to harvest the qualities and powers of a protagonist.
He becomes a remnant soul, killing people and consuming their souls to become stronger, but that turned him into an impure soul, parting him from his humanity. Now, he pretends to be a God called Negary and plans his rise to power.
4. Ouroboros Record ~Circus of Oubeniel~
The protagonist was reincarnated into another world as Tullius Oubeniel, the second son of a Count family. He doesn’t understand how he was reincarnated and even though he might reincarnate again if he dies, he was too afraid of death. So this time, he was determined to delay death as long as he can.
In this world, magic of different kinds exists and many miracles could be achieved using magic. He chooses to learn alchemy magic using which he can extend his life and even attain eternal youth.
Follow Tullius as he reaches for the deepest secrets of alchemy, even if it requires sacrifices. Because of his obsession with perpetual youth, many lives will be changed.
3. Genocide Online ~Playtime Diary of an Evil Young Girl~
Ichijou Reina, born as the daughter of a Duke family, was not normal. She would put insects inside anyone’s mouth and force them to chew, hide people’s things or burn them in front of them, but all those things were just “Playtime” for her.
The only person who could control her was her mother, but she passed away a few years ago after battling cancer. Now, it was difficult for her to control her “Abnormality” and that’s when she found Karman Story Online, an MMORPG game.
In the game, she can let loose and kill anyone she wants. This is the playtime diary of an evil young girl known by the people as “Genocider-san”.
2. Reverend Insanity
In a world where venom bugs are the essence of life, every person cultivates and refines bugs that give them powerful abilities. Feng Yaun has been through a lot in his life while cultivating but he was finally able to refine a powerful venom bug called ChunQiu Cicada. But, he died before he could utilize its powers.
He gets reborn 500 years into the past along with the ChunQiu Cicada. Now, he’s determined to use the knowledge of his future and the experiences he’s gathered, to overcome new foes and get his revenge on the old ones. In a world of cruelty, this is the story of a villain.
Momonga is a veteran player of his favorite MMORPG game called Yggdrasil, but the game is about to be shut down. On the last day of the game, he decides to stay logged in until the last moment but when the clock hits zero, he gets enveloped in darkness and when he opens his eyes again, he finds himself inside the world of the game.
He gets transported into the game as his character, the fearsome mage Ainz Ooal Gown. So, he decides to use his knowledge of the game to take over the world. Hours of playing the game are finally paying off.
Follow Ainz and his loyal subordinates as they defeat powerful warriors and legendary beasts, and take over kingdoms.
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