Story of a Cannon Fodder who Firmly Believed He was the Protagonist, Misunderstood the Actual Protagonist as the Cannon Fodder, and Ended up Victorious

Translator: Tsukii

Editor: Sour

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Chapter 60 – The Power of the Holy Sword Replica [C]


The holy sword answered me after all!! 


[“Idiot, that holy sword didn’t answer you at all.”] 


I was a little panicked because I couldn’t pull out the holy sword. But I was the protagonist after all. When I thought it couldn’t be pulled out no matter what, my world’s greatest brain came up with something. 

Maybe it was originally meant to be used with the pedestal. The pedestal’s still stuck there, but it didn’t matter. 

If I use it, I would be the strongest. I was the protagonist after all. Maybe this was how it meant to be used to begin with. When I thought that, I was filled with power. 

As I thought, the holy sword answered me!! 


[“That holy sword didn’t do anything, I can tell since I am inside you. There’s no change to your body at all. That feeling of being filled with power is just your imagination.”] 


No, it’s definitely not my imagination. This was the power of the holy sword. After all, when I used it like a hammer, I defeated my opponent easily. 


[“Don’t use that junk, use me instead.”] 


Even after defeating my opponent, Baragi was still noisy so I decided to put the holy sword-and-pedestal on the ground for the time being. At the same time, Aliceia and Morgol came. 


“As expected of Fay. You handled the power of the holy sword brilliantly.” 

“Of course I did.”

“You’re right.”

“Eh, is that really the power of the holy sword? I thought he was just swinging the pedestal ar-“


“Ah, I’m sorry.”


It seemed Aliceia understood that I handled the holy sword properly. Maybe Morgol didn’t understand yet? Aliecia might be a mob character, but we’ve known each other for a long time. 


“Fay, may I touch the holy sword for a bit?” 




Aliceia touched the holy sword with interest. The next moment, a golden art spouted out like a fountain. The holy sword separated from its pedestal and was floating in the air.


“Ara? Did something happen?” 


“Eeh?! Doesn’t this mean the holy sword answered Aliceia?!”

“Nope, there’s no way.”


Aliceia’s opinion really agreed with mine a lot. I also thought that. The sword gave off a mysterious sight and floated in the air. 

However, there was a high chance I would be chosen. It wasn’t Aliceia who was chosen but me, but it just reacted late. 


“Why don’t you take the sword, Fay?” 

“You’re right.”


When I tried to pick up the sword, the sword avoided me. Hah? It must be too stupid to avoid the hand of me, the protagonist! 

Perhaps it was that stupid because it was a replica? 

Oi, I’ll kill you. Don’t avoid me. When I tried to grab it one more time, it avoided me again. 

Ah~ I guess it was stupid because the holy sword was a replica. If it was the real holy sword, there was no way it would do something like this. 

Well, I guess it couldn’t be helped. I guess I should forcefully grab it, so I did. When I made use of my physical ability, I caught it easily. 


“As expected of Fay, the light is fading from the holy sword. It seemed the light was in awe of you and acted accordingly.” 

“So it seems.”

“Eeeh, isn’t it just stopped reacting because it isn’t Aliceia who holds it?”


Morgol sure misunderstood a lot. Well, I didn’t mind. I had the holy sword and the demonic katana Baragi. I guess I should try dual wielding from now on. 

Fufufu, I look forward to myself as the protagonist. 

Well then, it was getting late, so I guess I should look for an inn. I should do my daily muscle training then sleep. The muscle training was for the sake of my perfect condition tomorrow! 

When we got to the inn, Aliceia and Morgol forcefully made me stay in the same room. I thought you guys would sleep in the other room, though. Well, I didn’t mind. 

Let’s just sleep. Good night. 




……[“Fool! Wake up!!”]


Eh, what happened? 


[“You fool! Why did you invite a woman like that to this place!!”] 


Eh? What does she mean? Baragi seemed to say something in my dream. Before I knew it, I was in a garden full of beautiful flowers. 

Next to me was Baragi, who wore an amazing expression on her face. 



“’What?’ That’s not what you’re supposed to say! Why did you invite someone like that here?!” 

“Who do you mean?”

She means me.


When I turned around, I saw a blonde woman standing in the center of hundreds of beautiful flowers. Her appearance was very similar to Arthur. 


“Perhaps I should say nice to meet you. I am what remains of the woman who was once known as the Origin Hero Arthur, a part of her, someone who guides the chosen to the future, and someone who shows the path that leads there.” 

“Ah, yes. Nice to meet you. I am the world’s hero in the present continuous tense, someone who is definitely the center of the world no matter how you see it, and the protagonist who would end up in a happy ending no matter what thanks to protagonist correction, Fay.”

“You don’t have to introduce yourself in long words just to compete with my introduction.”

“I’m sorry, you just look so similar to Arthur that I can’t help but feel irritated.”

“Arthur? Do you mean me?”

“I have an acquaintance named Arthur who looks just like you.”

“I see. I have no idea who that person is, but there are always people with bad intentions no matter which era it was, so I guess that’s how it is.”


The woman who called herself Arthur in my dream certainly looks similar to the Arthur I know. A~ah, it was hard to tell the difference between the two. 


“Well then, Fay. I have something important to ask you.” 


“Could you please pass the holy sword to the girl named Aliceia?”

“No way. I’m the chosen one after all.”



Arthur stared at me with a surprised expression. There was no way I would return the holy sword, since I already got it for my own. 

And from there, the argument battle between Arthur, who tried to convince me to return the holy sword, and me, the protagonist, would begin. 

I had no idea that something like that would happen at the time. 


Author Note:

Thank you for always supporting us!! A-actually, at the moment the first volume of light novel “A Story of a Cannon Fodder who Firmly Believed He was the Protagonist, Misunderstood the Actual Protagonist as the Cannon Fodder, and Ended up Victorious”

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Although it is limited to Bookwalker and Kindle, you can get the first volume for free there. There’s not much time for the promo, so please take this opportunity to get it.

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By the way, the second volume will be published on May 15th. I’ll post the cover illustration here!!

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Light novel cover illustration of second volume




Tsukii Note:

I doubt you cared much about it, but it seems the drop is only for the sales of 1st volume of light novels, not the series as whole. It seems it will continue, but unless you’re someone who reads japs, I doubt you’ll buy one.

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5 months ago

Dual sword technique incomming

6 months ago

Yeah, sadge for the holy sword lol, i wonder when the vol 3 will come out, is been 6 month since vol 2 already. Thank for translation as always~

6 months ago

Fay pulling the Big Jack Honor is the funniest thing so faar

6 months ago

Poor holy sword, you stuck here now accept your fate and befriend that friendly demon there