Webtoon/Novel|Remarried Empress — I Found Best Boy~

Webtoon/Novel|Remarried Empress — I Found Best Boy~

Why hello BAYOG Fam! It’s your favorite boba and KBBQ deprived girl!~ I know I’ve been pretty garbage at doing new posts for the blog. Like I said…I was really lacking motivation to write over the past couple of months. I did consider doing a side podcast that would focus more on my real people stuffs related expertise. I figured it would be fun to do something more casual and simple with y’all. So that may or may not happen soon. Anyways, I’m trying to get myself back into that blogging groove. I previously talked about what I’d been doing [during quarantine]. I mentioned that I’ve been spending alot of time reading different manga/manhwa/manhua/webtoon series. I named a few of the ones I’ve been into. One of the ones that really, unexpectedly, caught my attention is called 재혼 황후/Remarried Empress.

Webnovel

It’s a [webtoon] adapted from the 재혼 황후/Remarried Empress [webnovel] by 알파타르트/Alphatart. The art for the webnovel is by 치런/Chirun. While the art for the webtoon is by 숨풀/Sumpul. I believe the series was first published in 2018. Currently, it’s not officially published in English. Not yet anyway. However, there have been fan translations online. The series has also supposedly been picked up for a live action drama adaptation. Which, if true, I’m super thrilled about. It’s one of those fantasy/romance series in a historical setting with kingdoms and royalty.

Warning: There will probably be some spoilers. I got super into this series. I raged alot. I also fangirled alot. Your girl needs to rant…so this may be a long post. ALSO…Y’ALL. I FOUND BEST BOYYYYY!~~

Webtoon/Manhwa

Synopsis:
Navier spent all of her life to be the perfect empress. She’s calm, intelligent, elegant, and beautiful. Although she and Emperor Sovieshu were more like colleagues, not lovers. It was a political marriage. Still, they grew up together, were on good terms, and worked well together. She worked hard to fulfill her duties. She was truly, the perfect empress. However, things changed when Emperor Sovieshu found a runaway slave. Empress Navier found herself abandoned by the Emperor for this slave. Even worse, he promised to give his lover the Empress’ position. He pushed Empress Navier to divorce him. She agreed. However, they didn’t expect her to ask for the permission to remarry. The biggest shock was that they didn’t expect her to remarry in that instant, and to King Heinley of the neighboring country.

I know, the synopsis may not sound that interesting. To be honest, it took me a while to finally delve into the webtoon. At a glance, I wasn’t that into the art style. I also didn’t think the story would be my kind of thing. However, I eventually gave it a try when I got caught up on my other series. Bruh, I’m so glad I did. I really ended up loving it alot. I got one of my K-Drama Circle gals into it by telling her there’s a glorious ab scene. We would read it and react to it via chat. We really got into it. Like, I’ve really been into villainess redemption kind of stories lately. This one has been one of my favorites so far.

Y’all know how typical fantasy/romance stories are: A King/Emperor/Prince has a fiancee/wife. He finds some common girl, and falls in love with her. Supposedly, she’s harassed by the villainous fiancee/wife. He then ends his relationship with said fiancee/wife, either banishing or killing her. Then goes on to marry his love, and they live happily ever after.

However, I’ve just really been into villainess redemption stories because of the different perspective. Yeah, most of them are that the villainess comes to the realization of how wrong she is. She then changes in order to change her fate. That’s the common theme. It’s also common to see that the “original main characters” are pretty awful. However, Remarried Empress was a tad different. In a typical fantasy/romance story, it would seem to follow the premise that Navier is the “villain” for standing in between Soviesha and Rashta Trashta. However, we honestly see that Navier has done nothing wrong at all. She may seem a bit cold due to the pressure and mask of having to be a perfect empress. However, she genuinely cares for the empire. She works earnestly and with dignity for the people and Sovieshu. I really love and respect her character. She’s a strong woman with dignity. She’s actually really kind, just, and intelligent. However, at the end of the day, she’s human. She feels alot of things, but does her best to stay strong.

She knows that there is no romantic love between her and Sovieshu. However, she’s okay with that. To her, they’ve had fond memories together and a strong partnership. Despite being a bit concerned about Trashta, she didn’t make a big deal out of it. She initially thought it must be because the Emperor was a kind and generous man. She told herself not to be hurt should the Emperor take a lover. After all, it was normal thing. However, it became a problematic issue once he broke her trust and respect.

FUCK THESE SNAKESSS

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I FUCKING HATE TRASHTA AND SOVIESHU. Y’all fucking disgust me. You don’t understand the rage I feel…

Before I get into it, there’s something I gotta say. FUCK SOVIESHU AND TRASHTA! ESPECIALLY TRASHTA! Y’all I get so worked up because of the bullshit of these two. They’re worse than garbage. I haven’t been this worked up over bullshit characters since Itaewon Class. Nobody likes them. Everyone is united in hating them, especially hating Trashta. We’ve all come to the conclusion that she’s not Rashta, she’s Trashta. I mean…y’all…look at the comments from the team and the memes they make at the end.

BRUH. WTF???

First off, Sovieshu is the prime example of an awful “male lead”. He and Navier have spent alot of time together. They’ve been ruling this empire together. So surely there should be a good level of trust and respect. Especially considering Navier has always been commended on her capabilities. Yet the moment, literally the moment, he finds Trashta he forgets all of that. It’s as if the time and everything between Sovieshu and Navier didn’t exist. He’s cold to Navier. Even when she first inquires about how she heard that he helped a runaway slave. His response was ice cold and he basically told her to never bring it up again. Like, what the fuck bruh?? He basically abandons Navier. He ignores her, and is always immediately going to Trashta. He always accuses Navier of bullshit, never listens to to her, and never believes her. We’re assuming that they spent a minimum of 10 years together, although I’m sure it’s more than that. A 10+ year relationship of memories, trust, respect, and understanding was gone and ignored in an instant. All for a sketchy THOT that he just met and appeared out of nowhere. He really chose a dumb ass bitch over the woman who was beside him and worked hard for him and the empire. Like…bruh…BRUH…ARE YOU FUCKING DUMB?? SERIOUSLY??

Dude, fuck you.

He always puts and always chooses his dumb lover over his Empress. Dude literally doesn’t care how bad he makes it look for Navier as a woman or as the Empress. He never considers the situation, reasoning, or truth. He’s always disregarding how Navier may feel. He’s known her for years, but accuses and blames her for everything. That’s just gross and upsetting. Even worse, he tells Navier that while she may take up a lover, it can’t be a specific person. Bruh, really? She’s not even considering anything. Sis was just chatting with a foreign guest who doesn’t treat her like trash. With the shit you’ve done, you’ve no right to even tell her what to do. Dude be saying she shouldn’t do anything to smear the reputation of the empire. Bruh. BRUHHHHH!! Are you fucking kidding me?? Sovieshit is an example of a trash male lead. Fuck you dude!

STFU

Second of all, Trashta is a dumb bitch. Like, that’s just a literal fact. The Emperor and people around her become enthralled with her because she’s pretty and has an “innocent and cute charm”. I put quotes because I find it incredibly annoying, not innocent or cute. Trashta literally acts like a child. She speaks like a child, and addresses herself in third person. All she does is whine and cry… Giiirrrrl, you ain’t 7…like what the fuck?? She lacks absolutely ZERO common sense. I get she’s an uneducated slave. That part’s not a problem. However, common sense says you shouldn’t be running up to the Empress and address her with zero respect.

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MFW I see Trashta

Girl really be like “HEY YOU!” to the freakin’ Empress. She even just grabs and rips the Empress’ dress. Like even in a normal situation, you don’t do that to someone you’ve never met before. She did all that, fully knowing that Navier is the Empress. Also weird is how she’s literally a homewrecker and trying so hard to look like she’s trying to get close to Navier. Girl, you did damage. Stop it, you dumb bitch. Like she really went up to Navier to be like “We’re sisters since we’re sharing the same husband!~” She really be like, “We dick sisters now!~”

The look of a greedy bitch coveting what’s not hers
Fuck this bitch

It pisses me off how she’s obviously very sly and scheming bitch. She knows what she’s doing. She’s coveting what’s not hers, and she thinks she’s entitled to it. She wants everything despite not doing the work or having the qualifications. She can’t even read or write, but she believes Navier’s position is rightfully hers. The thing that pisses me off the most is how dumb she is. Like she’s definitely a scheming bitch, but she’s literally stupid AF. She really is like an immature and naive child. I literally can’t understand how she’s got everyone wrapped around her finger.The fact that everyone is acting like Navier is bullying her when Navier is trying to keep protocol and etiquette…ugh.

HEINLEY IS BEST BOYYYY

Y’ALL. I FOUND BEST BOY. HEINLEY IS BEST BOY. HE’S AN IDEAL MALE LEAD. SUCH A GOOD EXAMPLE. Men, take notes!

I stan.

I saved the best for last. This got me so excited about the series. It was a huge draw for me. Y’all I found the ideal male lead. So Prince Heinley is from the neighboring Western Kingdom. Guess he ends up being King based on how the synopsis on most sites about Remarried Empress. Heinley has alot of rumors surrounding him. People say he’s a young and handsome player. However, Heinley really is a true and ideal male lead. He’s actually very sweet, kind, respectful, supportive, smart, trusting, loyal, and a total gentleman. He instantly sees and knows Navier’s worth. He treats her as a queen right from the start! UGHHH~~~ MY HEARTTT~ He got my heart feeling all soft and squishyyyy~ Not only that, he’s not afraid to call out bullshit.

My hearttttt

The thing about Heinley is he can transform himself into a bird. It’s in his bird form that he first meets Navier. As a bird, he has a note attached to his leg. With this he starts this sort of anonymous penpal exchange with her. Dude is instantly smitten with her. Navier always acts calm and strong despite the Trash Couple bullshit, but she always breaks down in private. It’s in that time that Heinley always finds and comforts her in his bird form. Navier knows nothing about her penpal, but the exchange has been something that helps lift her mood. She also really loves the beautiful bird that’s been sending messages between her and it’s master. Not knowing the bird is a male bird, she names it Queen. Y’all. Heinley really is always looking out for her in his bird form and comforting her.

He’s also super sweet and gentlemanly. Even when he’s in his bird form! There’s a scene where he came to see her. However, he notices that she’s getting ready. So he turns around out on the balcony. He’s actually super cute and sweet. Dude is always blushing and smitten with her even while he’s in his bird form.

I SHIP IIIIIIIIT

Dude isn’t just supportive in his bird form. Sure, he secretly supports and comforts her in his bird form. However, he does it in person as well. There’s a public banquet scene where Sovieshit quickly abandoned Navier to go to Rashta. Like how fucked up is it that the Emperor ditched his Empress, without even a glance, to go to his concubine? At a banquet that the Emperor and Empress are hosting, and in front of everyone. Navier is left alone and forgotten. But our boy comes to the rescue and helps her have fun.

There are alot of times where Navier is left hurt by Sovieshit. Heinley always shows up, genuinely concerned for her. Not just in his bird form. You can see through his expression, words, and actions that he’s concerned for her. He’s afraid that she’s hurt and worried. He knows that she deserves to be treated better.

A King

He also doesn’t fall for Trashta’s bullshit, and I love that. I love that he doesn’t even bat an eye at her. He refuses to dance with Trashta. He also tells her he doesn’t need a third wheel when he’s getting a tour from Navier. Although he does try to act sweet on her at one point as a scheme to call her out. He’s a loyal man who only sees Navier. That’s honestly beautiful, and an amazing contrast to her trash husband.

Honestly, I also love that he doesn’t take bullshit. Despite the risk of political implications, he’s not afraid to call Sovieshit out. He recognizes Sovieshit’s mistakes, and how they impact Navier. Like wow. A loyal man who’s ready to defend the lady’s honor.

MY HEARRRRRTTTT. He truly best boy T~T
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I love Heinley
I ship Heinley x Navier so much

Seriously, I love Heinley. He’s one of my favorite aspects in the story. He really is an ideal lead. Those positive aspects are honestly reasonable and actual attributes that a partner should have. I like him alot because he’s a good example of a healthy idea of what a partner should be like. I’m sick of seeing chauvinistic male leads. I’m sick of seeing male leads that don’t think and trust first. I’m sick of hella possessive male leads that act as if his lover is an object to possess or command. Heinley was a breath of fresh air because he’s so different from typical male leads. He genuinely cares and respects the female lead right from the start. While he loves and cares for Navier, he doesn’t treat her as an object to command or possess. Yeah, he wishes she could be his queen. However, from the get go, he treats her as a queen that should be respected. He knows she’s married, but she’s how she’s mistreated. He’s flirty, but he’s not pushing himself on her. He just wants her to be happy. That is the difference between a true lead and the trash lead that is Sovieshit. I stan a true lead.

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Honestly, the story really pulled me in. I mean I hate trash couple alot. I rage alot. I can feel my blood pressure rising, and my veins popping from the seething anger and hate I feel. At the same time, I’m so in love with the Navier x Heinley moments. It’s honestly so incredibly sweet and romantic. Like y’all this is only 17 chapters into the webtoon so far. While I hate Sovieshit and Trashta, I do like the contrast. It truly is a good example of trash lead vs true lead. basically trash vs treasure. I also love that the female lead is such a strong and dignified character. I love that she doesn’t back down, and that she knows her worth.

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Of course, my favorite part would be the Heinley moments. Ugh. So sweet and romantic. My heart is soft and squishy. I’m super invested in this series. I’ve read all the available chapters, even the Korean ones that haven’t been translated. I was impatient. I had to know. Luckily, nearly 20 years of K-Pop and K-Dramas taught me enough to understand a good chunk of it. Still, I want to know more. I’m so impatient and excited. I ended up starting the webnovel. Again, it’s a super big deal for me. Y’all, I seriously don’t like to read novels and things. I prefer media with images. However, I’ve been really enjoying it so far. Anyway, have you read Remarried Empress? Whatcha think?? What are your thoughts on Heinley and Navier? Bitch about Sovieshit and Trashta with meee~ Also, feel free to recommend some other series for me too! Let me know in the comments or through my socials! Take care y’all!~

Edit: I know a bunch of y’all stumbled on my post looking for where to read the webnovel. WordExcerpt has a good chunk of it translated. However, they were asked by the author and publishers to stop. So unfortunately that’s all there is in English for the time being. If you’re still dying to know spoilers, go read the 60+ pages in the NovelUpdates thread…cuz that’s what I did LOL Let’s just hope the publishers do an official English publication soon!


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