The Jade Veterinarian follows a young man and writer of unoriginal harem adventure novels Chen Jiajian, who most parents would call ‘a disappointment’. He throws his life away on a kitten in the road, but his selfless act earns him the good will of the Cat Emperor. Awarded one of the Emperor’s Nine Lives, he wakes up in a world that seems very familiar. It should be: he wrote it!
Supreme Warlord of the Beast World wasn’t a breakout hit, but it was just different enough that readers took notice of him. The plot: Yue Fengjian, a strong, heroic cultivator from the mountains, must seek help from other parts of the human world to save his ancestral home from the encroaching threat of demons from the west. Each sect he meets has its own strengths and weaknesses, but the hero’s strength and compassion win him friends and respect, even among enemies. The Beauties in each sect fall head-over-heels for him. In the end, each sect sends their strongest, wisest members to help repel the demonic hordes. After their stunning victory, Yue Fengjian is made the Red Emperor, ruling over all human lands with a benevolent hand.
But instead of transmigrating into the main character, he’s just Lian Zhidiao, a ‘cannon fodder’ character, mentioned once and then forgotten like thousands of others he made up and discarded when necessary. A disappointment in the real world, and a nobody in this one: can’t he even get transmigration right?
To make matters worse, all the things that he expects—a System, a Protagonist’s Halo—are nowhere to be found. Try as he might, he can’t bring up any kind of interface. His own shoddy world-building bites his back too, as things he doesn’t remember writing or even imagining start to pile up and threaten his understanding of the world. Does he need to preserve the events of the story, or just the outcomes? With no warning system, how does he know if he’s made a mistake?
Can cannon fodder really stand out in this world that blends together with all the others?