Chapter 194 – Great Sacrifice for World Peace and Science

Translator: Makisima from wangmamaread

Proofreader: Nevermind

Doem woke up with a dull pain coming from his head.

“Uhh… Where am I?”

His surroundings were covered in darkness, and the only sound he could hear were the leaves and branches rustling in the wind. It seems he was in the forest.

Doem sat up against a big stone.

He had no idea how he ended up here.

“You woke up.”

Doem heard a boy’s voice from above.

This boy was looking down on him.

Dark hair, dark eyes – an ordinary person you could find anywhere.

Doem couldn’t feel his magic power.

He could hear his voice and see his figure, but the boy blended into the darkness so well, that one would still doubt if he really existed.

“You… who are you…”

Doem tried to stand up, but his body felt heavy, and for some reason he couldn’t control his own magic power.

“I know you, and you know me too. Try to recall.”

“Have I ever met you??”

Doem remembered the faces of almost every person he ever met, even those he met only once.

He certainly did see that black-haired boy somewhere.

“You are… You’re the one who sat next to Princess Iris in the Bushin Tournament.”

“Correct. Amazing.”

“You’re from the Midgar Kingdom… this can cause an international issue.”

At that moment, Doem thought that this boy was just an ordinary person. He couldn’t possibly have the courage and strength to kidnap him.

But maybe, the boy hid his strength and specifically targeted him. Maybe he created a detailed plan, and found an opportunity to kidnap him.

“Who knows.”

The boy gave a cold smile.

“Why are you doing this?”

“Today a girl’s life was nearly unreasonably taken away. It’s a pity, don’t you think??”

The black-haired boy looked down at Doem coldly. His eyes devoid of emotions. .

Doem couldn’t move his body at all for some reason. 

“Are you doing this for revenge?”

“No, no. I’m just asking.”

“Who knows? Maybe I do, maybe I don’t.”

“I do think she is pitiful.”

“Huh… so?”

“I have set some rules for myself for killing people. I followed them so far. One of them is that I will try my best not to kill anyone that I think is pitiful.”

“You’re really gentle.”

“I nearly broke this rule because of you. So, for the sake of world peace, I am going to kill you. If you really think about it, killing you is still a positive thing, considering the killing part, and positive reaction will come out of it. I don’t even really care about the world peace part.”

“… what are you talking about?”

Was this boy joking, or was he just stupid. Doem looked at the boy, not comprehending what he was really talking about.

The boy’s stance didn’t change, he still stared at Doem with his cold, dark eyes.

“You’re a bad guy. I can tell by your smell.”

Kunn kunn – the boy sniffed loudly as if he was playing in a drama.

“Hah… so stupid.”

“But that’s the reason you’re going to die.”

“Liar. I would be dead by now if you really were going to kill me. So, what are you doing this for? Money? Information?”

“You’ve got a point. The reason I haven’t killed you yet is because you’re a prominent figure in Oriana Kingdom, so you should have some useful info.”

“Information… try torture, maybe you will get some.”

“I’m not interested in torturing you, I might have done that if it were necessary, but you are going to tell me everything even if I don’t do that.”

The boy said that with complete confidence. He was determined to get the results, and he didn’t have any doubts that he would get them.

Doem felt creeped out. Although the boy looked completely ordinary, his behavior and the words he said had indicated something extraordinary.

For the first time, doem started to be afraid of that boy.

“What are you talking about…”

“Your head hurts, your body can’t move, and you can’t control your magic power, right? Do you know why?”

Just like he said, he couldn’t move at all, even though he wasn’t tied up, nor was he injured.

He could neither escape or resist.

He was gradually becoming more and more terrified by the minute.

“Wha- What did you do to me?!”

“I tried injecting my magic power directly into your brain, that’s all. Biribiri.”

The boy said as he gathered his blue-violet magic in both hands.

“That’s why I thought. Wouldn’t you tell me everything if I injected some more magic power?”

Patipati – magic in his hands let out small electrical sounds.

It was the first time Doem ever saw such a high-quality magic. Such dense magic power was perfectly controlled in his hands.

It was just like the magic from other dimensions, which caused Doem to shudder.

“Plea- Please wait. This is torture! It’s definitely torture!!”

“That’s rude. It’s an experiment. A scientific experiment. Thanks to your sacrifice, there is a chance that many people who are brain dead can be healed. If you try to resist, your brain might explode into pieces, so I would suggest staying quiet.”

The boy grabbed Doem’s head with his hands.

“Now, here we go. For world peace and science.”

“S, sto-“

“Biri biri.”

“Help, ahhhhhhhhhh!!”

Then Doem’s conciousness was dyed filled with blue-violet magic.


After Doem’s disappearance, the Doem Faction’s army evacuated overnight.

The Royalists Faction marched through the empty plains unhindered after Doem Faction’s retreat.

The Doem Faction didn’t know where Doem was.

The Royalists didn’t even know that he was gone, so they carefully thread forward looking out for traps and ambushes.

But of course, nothing happened.

In this way, the Royalists surrounded the capital of the Oriana Kingdom to lauch the final battle.

In the end, no one could solve the mystery of Doem’s disappearance.

Chapter 193 - It’s Not My Fault The Shot Went Awry
Chapter 195 - The Secret One Wants to Hide the Most

Makisima is the translator of To Be a Power in the Shadows!. She likes Japan and Japanese novels. She is shy but you can talk all about Japanese novels with her.


AceMin Posted on5:12 pm - Aug 10, 2019

If only science today could fix dead brains

epsilon Posted on2:30 am - Jul 27, 2019

Thank you have already translate.

heavenjudgement2 Posted on2:55 pm - Jul 25, 2019

Anyone got other LN translation recommended? Something fun and laughable like this would be appreciated

    Bacot gan Posted on11:47 am - Jul 26, 2019

    FFF trash hero

    Trata Miento Posted on4:25 pm - Jul 27, 2019

    Misunderstanding comedy? Try tensei kanchigai/”Me, a Genius_ I Was Reborn into Another World and I Think They_ve Got the Wrong Idea!”

ZeroSugar Posted on1:29 am - Jul 25, 2019

Heeeey when is the next chapter coming out?
Or are you taking a break, which is totally cool, just asking since I check this page like multiple times each day :_D.
Theres still few more chapters till we catch up with the raws so it shouldnt be because of that.

    Leaf-sama fanatic Posted on12:09 pm - Jul 27, 2019

    Me too i always check this page for updates woooooo

Dumbao Posted on10:38 pm - Jul 24, 2019

I think they slowed down there release as they already caught up with the raws

Bone Posted on7:26 am - Jul 24, 2019

This comment section is full of disrespectful and selfish people, asking faster release and being sarcastic about grammar -_-

I recon this novel uupdates quite fast, so thank you for updating! And Compared to earlier release these recent chapters are much easier to read, so good work, otsuuu

People have RL, some have jobs some have school, readers has it easy because u just read, be like a human would you, not a scum. What if the group stopped translating, what then?

Anyway if u want to read faster, go to the raw and read yourself, there are MTL tool everywhere, see if you like it, don’t come and dirty the comments section

    Kenneth Ng Posted on10:37 pm - Jul 24, 2019

    I have no comment on their speed as they are doing this for free but I never remember them having fast releases at all. The old translator was fast but too bad he quit on this

Agahnim Posted on5:40 am - Jul 24, 2019

Thanks for the chapter 🙂 I’ve been really enjoying reading this. A shame we’re so close to Raw that this will be slowing down as this had become a go-to for reading material in my free time.

Paps Posted on12:13 am - Jul 24, 2019

Thanks for the chapter, Doem dissapeared for the sake of Wolrd Peace!!!!!!!!!!!!

Will Posted on4:19 am - Jul 22, 2019

Thank you very much for the chapter! Love this series so much. 😀

Adeltos Posted on3:02 am - Jul 22, 2019

I dont get some of the comments asking you to go faster, and i remember before what you said about how people acted towards your translations. I just wanna say thank you for translating since if you didn’t, I doubt it’d be this far along for others to read.

Dom Posted on2:25 pm - Jul 21, 2019

Hey man can You please be a little quicker with the translation? Not trying to sound like an ass but these chapters are pretty short for a 4 day wait

    Artawidi Posted on4:47 pm - Jul 21, 2019

    We just 3 or 4 chapter from raw,

      heroeric Posted on2:38 pm - Jul 22, 2019

      How often do the raw chapter get released?

        heavenjudgement2 Posted on11:46 am - Jul 23, 2019

        You get 1 raw chapter/week.

    SaMu Posted on11:08 am - Jul 24, 2019

    No disrespect but you sounded like an ass

Man Lil Posted on12:20 pm - Jul 19, 2019

Arigathanks For chapter TL sama.
Is Gamma Human or Elf ? I somehow missed that part.

    Jajsj Posted on2:50 am - Jul 21, 2019

    Gamma is a human. Don’t forget that.

    Yue Er Posted on3:13 am - Jul 21, 2019

    She’s an elf. Among the seven there are 5 elves and 2 beastman no humans.

      Matti Posted on3:18 am - Jul 21, 2019

      In addition at least Lambda is a dark skinned elf, or dark elf.

        Greebo Posted on7:39 pm - Aug 21, 2019

        Lambda is not one of Seven Shadows, she is one of Numbers, like Nu. Seven Shadows are: Alfa, Beta, Gamma, Delta, Epsilon, zeta, Eta.

Evan Romaneschi Posted on4:38 pm - Jul 18, 2019

Is there any way you, the translator, could try to make the sentences easier to understand? Could you make the translated sentences more complete like you’ find in an book that you normally like to read? When I read these sentences it gives me a migraine. Other than this issue thanks for taking the time to translate this light novel series!

    Hellomotto Posted on5:26 pm - Jul 18, 2019

    Oh hey sounds like you have proper grammar skills. Would you like to apply as an editor. Best part is that you get to read translated chapters ahead, but don’t quit after one chapters now.

      Another Anon Posted on10:57 pm - Jul 18, 2019

      Not him here.
      But, I would if I could honestly- I have too much going on irl.

      Doem woke up with a headache.
      “Uhh… Where am I?” he tried to find his bearing, but he could only see darkness around him, and the only sounds he could hear were the leaves and branches rustling in the wind. It seemed he was in a forest.
      He was sitting against a big stone.
      He had no idea how he got there.
      “You have woken up”, Doem heard from a boy above of him.
      The boy was looking down on him.
      Dark hair, dark eyes – an average man you could find anywhere.

      English writing style =/ Japanese writing style. Japanese writing style has no speaker marker. Phrasing is also important- English dialogue is specific in the way it’s delivered too.

      “Why are you doing this?”, Doem asked.
      “Today a girl was almost killed for no reason. It’s tragic, don’t you think?”, looking down on him coldly, the black-haired boy said. His eyes devoid of emotions.
      “So, you are doing this for revenge?”
      “No, no. Actually, I’m just curious.”, deny the boy, “But who knows? Maybe I do, maybe I don’t.”
      He continues, “Although, I do think she is tragic.”
      “Huh… so?”

      Since I don’t know which was talking here, it works either way.

      “Why are you doing this?”, the boy asked, “Today a girl was almost killed for no reason. Don’t you think, she is tragic?”, looking down on him coldly, the black-haired boy said. His eyes devoid of emotions.
      Doem inquire, “So you are doing this for revenge?”
      “No, no. I just need an answer.”
      “Who knows? Maybe she is, or maybe she is not.” Doem said.
      “But, I do think she is tragic.”
      “Huh… so?”

        J Posted on12:06 am - Jul 19, 2019

        seems like, that anon guy has enough time.

        Mafuyu Posted on11:50 am - Jul 19, 2019

        After reading your comments, it is easier to understand this chapter.

      J Posted on12:05 am - Jul 19, 2019

      i agree.

    Zazel Posted on6:57 am - Jul 19, 2019

    You sir, require a line editing.
    As per explanation from other translator line editing is as follow

    ” many translators translate the exact way the sentence is structured or using the exact same words. However, Japanese is an ideographic language, and especially for stuff like novels, interpretation plays a major factor in enjoying it.

    If I were to translate everything exactly, many people wouldnt follow the story properly, or it would feel “odd”, I’m sure many have had this feeling while reading some novels. That’s where line editing comes in. This is a type of edit done to better the structure and with a focus on properly conveying the story.

    Not my explanation, but explanation from some other translator

    Line editing make the quality goes up, however the release speed will decrease significantly

heavenjudgement2 Posted on3:24 pm - Jul 18, 2019

Thank you for daily meal.

Shadow admirer Posted on9:14 am - Jul 18, 2019

So, the next will become final chapter of this arc? Thanks for translation

    GigadethGD Posted on11:16 am - Jul 18, 2019

    Well, no

A55mh Posted on9:14 am - Jul 18, 2019

Ty vm

Vladrissa Posted on7:21 am - Jul 18, 2019

Pityful ending. Thanks for the chapter

Df Posted on4:30 am - Jul 18, 2019

He is a psychopath.
For a mere play he mess with people brain

    Seblak Posted on9:04 am - Jul 18, 2019

    Wait, do you realize that just now?
    He’s messing with the destiny and life of a sh*t ton of people just for fun, hijacking a body is just in a day’s work for him

      BlurEyes Posted on9:41 am - Jul 18, 2019


      U Posted on3:02 pm - Jul 20, 2019


    Nhan Sieu Posted on10:30 am - Jul 18, 2019

    Lol, not until just now you realize this?

Another Anon Posted on3:36 am - Jul 18, 2019

Oblivious Sid is actually scarier than know it all Shadow to me, ngl.

Matti Posted on11:09 pm - Jul 17, 2019

If you’re thinking Cid has wrong idea about power/eminence in shadow, you’re right. Keep in mind that his knowledge about “power in the shadow” comes from entertainment: Batman, James Bond, Hitman: Codename 47, anything with ninjas, those sorts of things. Entertainment far removed from reality of things (real ninja were trained spies dressed in disguise). That is his admiration that motivated him to become a one-man-army.

Truth to ur face Posted on10:11 pm - Jul 17, 2019

haha au usual .. but wont it blow the cover of shadow..

Irushia Posted on9:42 pm - Jul 17, 2019

Aaaand he’s gone

Nayfa Posted on8:48 pm - Jul 17, 2019

Thank you for chapter 😱😱😱😱

sleed Posted on7:05 pm - Jul 17, 2019

I was expecting immediate explanation of what happened but any how ty

Javier Garcia Posted on5:29 pm - Jul 17, 2019

So he’s mad that he almost killed that girl who was chasing Epsilon and now Doem is going to die because of an accident XD

    Ashton Posted on6:29 pm - Jul 17, 2019

    Didn’t that almost kill went cause he shot a spell in another dimension ? 😀 Like hell that’s one hell of a leap to blaming doem for that situation 😀

      SomeGuy Posted on8:51 pm - Jul 17, 2019

      The “Atomic” was an accident, but he was going to finish her off, until Beta intervened

        sasomane Posted on9:56 pm - Jul 17, 2019

        not Beta. it’s Epsilon.

          sasomane Posted on9:58 pm - Jul 17, 2019

          Beta is not with the Mc right now.

Kendov Posted on5:21 pm - Jul 17, 2019

Wait, he knew it was Cid, but he didn’t make the connection to Shadow until the very end? Kind of disappointing.

    Trata Miento Posted on4:22 pm - Jul 27, 2019


Imam Aji Posted on5:03 pm - Jul 17, 2019

So It Was Doem… 😂😂😂

Kucing Terbang Posted on4:13 pm - Jul 17, 2019

That ‘biribiri’ is reference for Misaka from Index, isn’t it?

    Carmeops Posted on4:34 pm - Jul 17, 2019

    pretty sure biribiri is just the general Japanese onomatopoeia for electric arc sounds, in english he could have said bzzbzz for the same effect

      Vladrissa Posted on7:23 am - Jul 18, 2019

      Bzz bzz doesn’t carry the same feeling of dread

Raihan Posted on4:12 pm - Jul 17, 2019

Thanks for the chapter. When the hell did Shadow-sama want to be scientist too

    Kai Posted on4:52 pm - Jul 17, 2019

    Since the very beginning when Alpha was being possessed. Alpha was his first human possessed experiment

      omega Posted on11:25 pm - Jul 17, 2019

      Alpha is ELF 😀

    Ultimate boredom Posted on11:09 pm - Jul 17, 2019

    Not to forget how he did some serious shit with slime and his mana vessels or something. Only mad scientist Hououin Kyouma can possibly match him.

    ZeroSugar Posted on9:43 am - Jul 23, 2019

    I actually continued the story in my head few weeks ago trying to think where this is heading etc,
    I had this idea too like how awesome it would be if Shadow would explain something about “thoughts” being mere patterns of electricity going through your head and how you could do some light surface-only mind reading by reading those currents :D.
    Or rewrite some synapse-chain or something like that to alter memories or destroy them.

Biribiri Posted on4:12 pm - Jul 17, 2019

Thanks for biribiri! is He Misaka?

Allen Reynaldi Posted on3:43 pm - Jul 17, 2019

Thanks for the chapter! Makisima-san

Blergh Posted on3:11 pm - Jul 17, 2019

Thanks for the chapter!