The Wrong Hero

by Yosarian

Original ONGOING Adventure Comedy Fantasy Female Lead LitRPG Magic Male Lead Multiple Lead Characters Portal Fantasy / Isekai

The gods have been known, in times of great need, to summon a hero from another world. In ages past, they have summoned mighty warriors from other universes to fight as their champion and save the world from darkness.

Unfortunately, the gods are not all-knowing, and they can make mistakes. Sometimes what they get is not quite what they were expecting...

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Lorken
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I've read uptil chapter 6 and have enjoyed it very much. The mc reacts to situations and events in a rational and real manner compared to many stories on this site. The system also is concise. If you're like me you try many stories on here looking for the things that tell you to not read any further, this story as of now doesn't have any for me.

I'm very interested in where the stroy goes from here, and hope the author continues to write this story and continues in the quality shown till now.

SanchoMontoya
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Good start - fun read up to C.11

So the otherworldy summoning / isekai thing is a trope, but the author handles it quickly and well, so we don't have to see a lot of the protagonist in the old world, but rather get right into the new world - well done - solid A. Protagonist is a young man - average - not quite cliche, because he isn't a bullied ubernerd, but he is working on a PhD in physics. A bit too young for that - should be in late 20s, but he seems younger. He is realistically portrayed and inoffensive - bland / nebbishy / everyman - so a C, maybe C+ for the physics thing - maybe moving up higher if he actually uses it to improve his access to / use of magic.

Secondary characters work for trickster god - again, not quite cliche, but running close. The trickster's jokes are funny, though. Stats and abilities and classes seem mostly generic, with the classes having different tiers as something a bit outside of the average, so C+/B-.

Dialogue sounds like actual people talking, and people behave in ways that make sense in accordance with the characteristics that they have. That should be average, but here on RR, it's a B+/A-.

Grammar - occasional typo, but nothing used incorrectly that I recall - again, that should be the average, but it's a B+/A- here on RR.

Idea - better than the scripted save-the-world quest of the typical summoned hero - but it's there as a background objective that would be good to accomplish if possible, so solid B.

All of that averages out to a B, I think, so 4 stars.

Looking forward to reading more chapters.

KoboldPatrol
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Enjoyable story about a probably-not-so-wrong hero

(as of chapter 13, i.e. very preliminary)

In 'The Wrong Hero', the god of heroism summons Richard from Earth to a battlefield to fight against the dark hordes as magic told him that Richard is a powerful warrior and general. Too bad that those victories had only been in computer games and thus Richard promptly dies together with half the army. But then the trickster god sees potential in that physically weak earthling...

Style: The story is told in third person style from Richard's internal point of view. The language is descriptive and the sentences have a very good flow. The writing feels exceptionally good although I can't say why. Fitting the nature of the patron god there is also a focus on comedy.

Story: The story isn't long yet so there have not been many developments besides an introduction to the class/skill system and some background information. I looks like it'll be a Hero Story but not in the overused "powerful warrior" way. From the scenes available so far I think it has excellent potential.

Grammar: Very good.

Characters: The protagonist is an intelligent and rational physics doctorate student with a hobby of fantasy computer games, he takes to his new surroundings like a fish to water. We also see that he is a good guy at heart. So far no flaws have been shown which is a bit suspicious, I hope that doesn't lead to him becoming a power fantasy trope. If the author can avoid that the story will be great.

The story is still very new so we'll have to see where it goes but so far it's great and I like it very much. Please write more!

CatVI
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The author forces the mc to be stupid

I am talking about what happened on chapter 15. Spoilers ahead.

Spoiler: Spoiler

 

 

Techman
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Entertaining with loads of potential

Only 4 chapters so far, but loving how it's developing. Excellent grammar and spelling, entertaining writing style, engaging characters, and a System that has clearly had a lot of thought put into it.

I'm eager to read this as it continues and see where it goes. 

Update: 11 chapters now and still going strong. Probably my favorite story on here right now. Highly recommend.

Samlakios
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Good story! Beware of the Clown Hero!

Wrong hero + wrong God = Right Hero

Has potential to be a great piece. It seems that this will be the story of a joker/clown hero and his adventures, premise good enough to give it a chance.

 

reil-rhiil
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A well thought out, interesting, believable fantasy.

I always enjoy characters who mostly manage to scrape by with loads of luck and a dash of intellect.

Makes me wonder when their luck will run out, and how they will react when that time inevitably comes. 

Give this a read, take a chance.

You might just get lucky. 

pato
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the only real complaint I have is that updates aren't bi-weekly

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richard (the protagonist) is a reasonably intelligent guy and he seems to be doing alright as of chapter 18

hasn't made any uncharacteristically unwise decisions besides offering to fight with mage girl (forgot her name) in the woods, but I don't think he was expecting her to accept the help anyway (he would've been dead weight)

he's a physics student one thesis short of receiving his doctorate, so the expectation is that the knowledge is going to be useful at some point in the future because he hasn't gotten much out of it yet

the other characters seem real enough given that neither richard nor the readers know much about them & their motivations

btw I lied when I said I only had that one complaint

my other complaint is that richard doesn't seem to hold much agency in the events that have occurred thus far but the other parties involved are kind of out of his league so it's not exactly unexpected that he'd get caught up in the mess

I'm personally not a huge fan of the worldbuilding; enough sensory details (what things look like, smell like, sound like, etc.) have been ommitted that I have a difficult time picturing certain scenes in my head, but I don't really expect Tolkiens to be popping out of the woodwork on this site so it's not a big deal

foobar
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Reviews must have a title.

This is an excellent litRPG novel with status screens and such.

I'll give a slightly more in depth description of the story in the spoiler below, but this will have bits of information that are revealed in the first five-ish chapters, and my predictions about what sort of story this will be based on the first ten chapters.

Spoiler: Spoiler

For what it's worth, I've probably started reading at least a couple hundred stories from Royal Road's Trending/Best Rated/Weekly lists, and this novel is one of only thirty that I'm subscribed to. As it stands, I would place this novel at around rank #20 in that list, but depending on where the story goes from here it could easily make it into the top ten.

Denile
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I've read the first 6 chapters, it's been well written, I'm looking forward to continuing to read the chapters and see what comes next.