Level 99 Villain: I may be the hidden boss, but I am not the demon king introduces a twist that challenges the most common tropes of the isekai genre. Those new to isekai may find this twist a major spoiler and can always expect it in future series. The unexpected plot twist in Villainess level 99 keeps veteran fans guessing and adds excitement to the story.
Warning: The following contains spoilers about Level 99 Villain episode 4!! A new anime titled Level 99 Villain: I may be the Hidden Boss, but I’m not the Demon Lord that can be defined as a surprise isekai that just shocked viewers again in the latest episode by giving a surprising twist to one of the most important plot twists of isekai. The end result is sure to spoil the genre for those new to it and even catch some veteran fans off guard.
In episode 4, the main character, who was reincarnated as the villainess Yumiella Dolkness from an otome game, came to the shocking conclusion that the game’s heroine Alicia Ehnleit might also be from the real world like her. that.
Although Yumiella soon comes to the conclusion that Alicia is definitely not the reincarnation of someone else like her, the anime actually shows that. Yumiella even entertains this as a possibility that could change things for those new to the isekai genre and even for veterans..
Those new to Isekai probably shouldn’t watch Level 99 Villain yet
Produced by Jumondou, based on the light novel by Satori Tanabata
Much like how most isekai establishments can essentially be defined as “boilerplates,” many of them eventually introduce a certain twist, which suggests that the main character is not the only person reincarnated into the game of the series or novel, and this other character was either the culprit behind the reason they had isekai in the first place, or used their knowledge of that world to hinder the main character. For those familiar with isekai, it has been easy for them to assume that such a character exists in their current anime or manga and enjoy trying to figure out who the culprit could be and why.
For new fans of the genre, the plot is always Earth-shattering. The fact that Villainess Level 99 brought up the possibility that such a character could exist early in its series could certainly be seen as a major genre spoiler for them. If Level 99 Villain was their introduction to the genre, then these first-timers will now always be suspicious of this twist in any new isekai they watch. While this was destined to happen at some point or another, it was frustrating that they would never experience that first shock before they knew such a development could happen, which almost as a rite of passage for such fans.
The level 99 villain keeps veteran fans of the genre guessing
The series handles strange plot twists in unexpected ways
There are many series that aim to satirize the isekai genre, so such revelations are bound to happen and are even expected for that reason. Still, it’s hard to believe that even these kinds of stories would spoil the “second reincarnation” twist as quickly as Villainess Level 99 did.
Of course, the creators of the original novel series, writer Satori Tanabata and illustrator Tea, should never be blamed for this. Their responsibility isn’t to try not to spoil isekai for others, but just to come up with a compelling reinterpretation of a popular genre. And this latest spin on a famous twist accomplishes just that. Veteran fans almost believe that Alicia might have also reincarnated with Yumiella just because of how suspicious Yumiella was in previous episodes. In fact, the minutes leading up to the bomb explosion made it difficult for them not to come to this conclusion.
As a result, these veterans are certainly quite pleased with this development and are now speculating themselves about what might happen next. This is a huge achievement for any isekai and Level 99 Villain: I may be the hidden boss but I’m not the demon king should be celebrated for that.