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Chapter 1 - Transmigrating into a Wish-Fulfillment Novel World and Becoming the Trash Protagonist

  1. Transmigrating into a Wish-Fulfillment Novel World and Becoming the Trash Protagonist

“So, I really transmigrated into the world of a novel?”

In an antique-style room, Yan Zhen asked himself while looking in the mirror.

The young man in the mirror looked no different from his original handsome appearance, but much more youthful, only around fifteen years old, with fair skin and eyes as clear as water.

The biggest change was the clothes he wore.

They could be considered ancient or modern, or a combination of both, but they were definitely in line with the attire of a warrior in a fantasy world, making him look vigorous and dashing.

As for how he knew this was a novel world—more precisely, a wish-fulfillment novel world—it was because he was equipped with a system called the “Protagonist Role-Playing System” when he transmigrated.

According to the system’s explanation, for unknown reasons, this wish-fulfillment novel world was slowly collapsing.

Once the world collapsed, all people, things, and events would disappear.

Only by choosing someone to become the “protagonist” and strictly re-enacting the entire novel according to the plot could the world be repaired and all living beings be saved.

Yan Zhen was the chosen one, and the system was responsible for assisting him.

After successfully reaching the correct ending, Yan Zhen could choose to return to the real world and become a billionaire or stay here and enjoy the glory of being the “protagonist” at the pinnacle.

【Does the host accept?】

Seeing the yes/no options pop up on the system interface, Yan Zhen smiled.

The role he was asked to play was not a frustrated villain who gets slapped in the face, nor a pitiful cannon fodder sacrificed for the plot, but the protagonist!

Who wouldn’t want to play the protagonist? Especially the protagonist of a wish-fulfillment novel!

The protagonist of a wish-fulfillment novel, even in the worst case, would only suffer a setback or two occasionally; the rest of the time, they were either showing off or on their way to showing off.

If it was a harem-oriented wish-fulfillment novel, they would even have the favor of a bunch of beauties.

This is too good to be true!

“I accept.”

Yan Zhen said without hesitation.

【The script will now be distributed. Please receive it, host】

As soon as the system finished speaking, a large amount of plot information appeared in Yan Zhen’s mind, as if he had read the wish-fulfillment novel with millions of words over and over again in an instant, and he clearly remembered every detail.

“A combination of the ‘trash protagonist whose engagement is broken off’ and ‘killing and leveling up’ tropes? This is too easy.”

Although he had never acted before, Yan Zhen was full of confidence.

The protagonist he needed to play had a very stereotypical setting.

He was the young master of the City Lord’s Mansion in Wutang City, Jialo Kingdom, Mystical Heavenly Continent. A few years ago, he was still an unparalleled genius admired by everyone. However, due to a mysterious crystal around his neck secretly absorbing all the spiritual energy he cultivated, his cultivation level rapidly declined until it stopped at the third stage of Mystic Cultive, surpassed and left behind by his peers.

Falling from the altar of a genius to become trash, he suffered countless cold shoulders and ridicule during this period. Even his childhood sweetheart, who used to be close to him, deliberately distanced herself from him, making him realize the fickleness of human relationships and the coldness of the world. He also developed a heart that yearned to become stronger and strived to improve, and understood the principle of survival: “Endure in the low times, and shock the world with a single cry.”

That’s about it.

Today was the day of the annual cultivation test in the mansion. All his peers had made progress, big or small, in the past year, while he alone remained stagnant.

He would be mocked and ridiculed by everyone on the testing platform, and a few days later, his arrogant fiancée would forcefully break off their engagement, subjecting him to humiliation.

At this moment, the mysterious crystal that had absorbed enough spiritual energy slowly opened, and a mysterious woman of heavenly beauty appeared from within, accepting him as her disciple.

Afterward, he would power up and march forward triumphantly, of course with a few setbacks in between…

“It’s a bit clichéd, but the more clichéd it is, the easier it is to act. It’s not bad.”

The only thing that made Yan Zhen feel regretful was that this was a wish-fulfillment novel without a female lead.

Because he was first alienated by his childhood sweetheart and then had his engagement broken off by his fiancée, he no longer loved and became a person who focused solely on cultivation without any feelings.

He did have a few confidantes, but none of them came to fruition.

At the grand finale, he had two wives. One was a political marriage, and the other was the classic “consumed aphrodisiac, had sex in a frenzy, but got her pregnant at first try and had to take responsibility.” The story arcs of the two wives were no more than those of the other confidantes.

【The plot is about to begin. Is the host ready?】

Yan Zhen made an “OK” gesture.

Although he had never acted before, he had read so many wish-fulfillment novels and imagined himself as various protagonists countless times that he could immediately get into character.

Let’s go!

【The plot officially begins】

【Current plot—Chapter 1: Once a Genius, Now Trash!】

【Role-playing requirements: ① Feel indignant after being mocked by peers for low cultivation; ② Part ways with former best childhood friend】

【Completion: 0%】

【When the plot completion reaches 100%, rewards can be claimed. Good luck, host. The system is always at your service】

Yan Zhen adjusted his expression in front of the mirror and quickly entered the role, treating himself as the protagonist. He opened the door and walked towards the martial arts arena of the City Lord’s Mansion.

“Mystic disciple, third stage!”

Seeing the words displayed on the testing stone, Yan Zhen slowly withdrew his fair hand and slowly clenched it into a fist. That extremely handsome face slowly turned red, showing an expression of great unwillingness, but inwardly, he was thinking, “I wonder if my first performance is up to par.”

The middle-aged man in charge of the test shook his head slightly, but still announced loudly:

“Yan Zhen, Mystic disciple third stage, evaluation: extremely poor!”

As soon as he finished speaking, the lifeless crowd below immediately became noisy, as if a program had been activated, and everyone began to mock and ridicule Yan Zhen.

Things like “a piece of trash,” “this is a genius? I’m dying of laughter,” “alas, I suggest he restarts and reincarnates quickly”… In short, they said everything they could, even more dedicated than online trolls.

It wasn’t until the middle-aged host shouted “quiet” that they stopped.

Although he knew this was necessary for the plot, Yan Zhen still felt a bit speechless.

He was, after all, the young master of the City Lord’s Mansion, with a status much higher than most of the people present. They actually dared to mock him like this to his face. How brave!

If it weren’t for the sake of following the plot, he would definitely take a few ringleaders to a room to show them what was even more exciting than games.

Glancing at the system interface that only he could see, it showed that the plot completion was at 50%.

Yan Zhen closed the system interface, maintaining the look of unwillingness on his face. He bit his lower lip with his teeth, clenched his fists, and quickly walked off the stage, putting on a perfect act of “being so ashamed that he wanted to escape from here.”

Of course, he couldn’t leave yet. Half of the plot was still incomplete.

“Next, Yan Menger.”

“Yan Menger, Mystic disciple eighth stage, evaluation: excellent!”

The NPCs below… no, the young members of the City Lord’s Mansion immediately applauded and cheered like crazy fans, celebrating, forming a strong contrast with just now.

Hearing the sound, Yan Zhen also looked towards the lovely young girl in the crowd.

Four eyes meet

Time appeared to freeze in that moment.

They All Want to Be My Female Lead

They All Want to Be My Female Lead

Score 9
Status: Ongoing Author: , Released: 2023 Native Language: Chinese
Transmigrating into a Fantasy world with no female lead, Yan Zhen becomes the tr*sh protagonist of the book. But as long as he acts out the plot well, he can overturn his fate, become stronger, and reach the pinnacle. It’s not like being a frustrated villain who gets slapped in the face, or a pitiful cannon fodder sacrificed for the plot. How hard could it be to play the protagonist? However—— His fiancée, who was supposed to break off the engagement, immediately wants to consummate their marriage; The aloof female sect master personally guides him as soon as she appears; The wealthy white lotus beauty with maxed out charm ability directly approaches him when they meet.


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Thanks for translating this. So it’s BTTH trope with some changes. Let’s see how it develops.


not work with dark mode