Everyone Else is a Returnee – Chapter 144: The MVP is Mine – 3

There was a time when Yu IlHan expected the people of Earth to fight each other to the death until only one thousand people remained in their raging passion to protect Earth.

“It’s the Susanoo party.”
“I shouldn’t fight them and drain their strength.”
“Their members are frightening right? They were all MVPs in the defense battle against the Abandoned World.”
“Let’s get out of their way.”

However, immediately Ilhan’s party had entered the huge arena, some of the exactly one thousand people exited on their own accord.


As this happened so suddenly, Yu IlHan had to judge what just happened with his eyes open.

“Did someone forfeit?”
[Indeed.] (Erta)

Yes. The people who thought ‘Oh, I should step down here!’ had left the venue, and it was the exact same number of people as the party Yu IlHan brought!
Like that, one thousand people was maintained on the stage, and at this point, Yu IlHan could also grasp how the participants were picked.

There were two methods to select the participants, the one on one battles and the group battles.

Those who wanted to participate in a one vs one battle would pick one of the individual participants within the one thousand, and challenge them. If the challenger won, then the loser would step down and the winner takes the place. It was also completely fine for people to step down voluntarily. The main point was that a maximum of 1000 people needed to be maintained on the stage.

However, group battles were much more complex in comparison. For Kang MiRae who came back at 120% power in just 10 days, to participate with her clan members, she had to pick out the single participants from 1000 people and match the numbers with her own number of clan members, and win two rounds of challenges.

Unlike the single battles that one had to bring out their full power on, there were a lot of other elements in group battles, so fighting twice was inevitable to prove their competence. Their participation would be set in stone if they won two battles. It was just a difference of fighting several times in succession and with random opponents.

Also, once they won the battle like that, the losers had to all exit the arena so there would be a blank in the participants. When some weak people joined that blank, then the people with ability would once again challenge them and take their place.

As it was impossible to come up to the stage once they went down, the arena was not as full as he had expected.

“Mr. Yu IlHan sure is amazing.”

Seeing Yu IlHan skipping all the annoying process and making the people accept his party’s participation, Kang HaJin exclaimed.

The always-cool fullplate armor, and the sudden appearance of the bladed wings made him look quite strange, but he still had an overwhelming level of charisma.
Even the seven subordinates behind him would not lose out to anyone here…

“But in fact, wouldn’t it have ended easily if he just brought the strongest thousand of the wolves?”

Although it was no boast, the day humanity went against Kiroa, humanity would have lost without Yu IlHan. It was possible for them to battle only because Yu IlHan had entered the gate and took care of the strong ones on the other side. And the surviving wolves all became his underlings….

Kang MiRae answered his question.

“Of course it would have ended easily.”
“Then why?”
“Shouldn’t he be thinking that the current forces are enough?”

Kang HaJin’s jaws were left agape after hearing her answer.

Now, all of humanity knew about the circumstances surrounding the Battle of Competition; they knew about the number of participating worlds, and how the winner would be decided. Even if he could somehow lead them against worlds that had undergone their 2nd Great Cataclysm, how could he be confident in winning against the teams in the senior category?”

While Kang HaJin was thinking such reasonable things, his sister and her friend that became slightly strange after spending time in an Abandoned World, had gone a step further with their opinions.

“In fact, it should be much more efficient for Mr. Yu IlHan and Mir to go by themselves while we protect Earth.”
“We cannot inconvenience him forever. We need to show him that we can do things even without him.”
“Although you girls were full of confidence even before you went there, I think you can poke someone to death with that rocketing confidence now.”

Kang MiRae only replied with a smile, and looked at the Lightning God members that numbered 10 including herself.

Although the gap had increased as she had went to the Abandoned World, they were still elites that were handpicked by her. If they were polished through this Battle of Competition, they would be able to do well even after the 2nd Great Cataclysm.

“Please prepare. This is the start.”

Kang MiRae generated and grabbed golden lightning on one hand as she entered the stage. She was easily utilizing the options of the Legend ranked bracelet that had been with her for nearly 3 years.

“We will challenge a group fight. There are ten of us. Oh, we don’t want to fight the strong ones so please get out of our way on your own accord.”

It really played out the way that she had requested. The stronger teams realized how strong she was, and hid themselves. Meanwhile, the passionate ones that could not differentiate between left and right were fished by her taunt and were kicked out without even being able to use the Boom Bubble.

“Master’s magic is too strong.”
“No, miss YuNa’s blessing was too strong…….”

Even the members that fought together were dumbfounded. Feeling their panic, Kang MiRae spoke with a faint smile.

“You would have to follow us ardently in the future.”

After that, many people joined the stage in New York. Many people excluding Yu IlHan’s group and the Lightning God dropped out, and some unknown experts had emerged as well.
If there was anything for sure, it was that all of the members here had strength that did not lose to any other representatives of other worlds prior to the 2nd Great Cataclysm.

[I declare the end of the participants selection. In exactly 2 hours, the transfer to Lu Füera will begin, so please wait in the stage.] (Spiera)
“So it ended.”

After the scheduled time was over, Yu IlHan immediately sat on the stage, and looked around him.
Although they couldn’t show overwhelming force like Yu IlHan’s group or the Lightning God, many of the clans belonging to the Front Line Alliance were remaining on stage.

Of course, the majority of the clans that brought all their members in greed couldn’t avoid defeat, but in cases like the Demon Dragon clan which were mainly comprised of close-combat personnel, they easily gained victory by bringing only their elites with advanced weapons.

On the other hand, the Magia clan and the Metal Knights clan seemed to ride it out alone from quite a while back, and this time, they had picked out their elites and joined together to show a perfectly balanced party. Whether it was Carina Malatesta or Michael Smithson, they had grown completely differently from the Kantou battle.

“Hey, don’t you think Smithson and Malatesta have something going on between them?”

So, he was curious. What was it that occurred between the two clan masters!

[You sound like you talked a lot behind other people’s back in your highschool.] (Erta)
“I think you’re mistaken. Because, the only time I opened my mouth was during register/roll-call, music period and lunch.”
[I’m sorry! I’ll talk a lot with you from now on!] (Erta)
“Nah, it’s alright. It’s my fault for not having any friends. Yes, I have no qualifications to talk behind other people’s back.”
[Aawawaa, what do I do. I stepped on a huge landmine!] (Erta)
“If that much is a landmine, my heart is a DMZ. Don’t worry about it so much.”
[It makes me even more worried instead!] (Erta)

Erta blamed herself for her carelessness! Meanwhile, Liera, who becoming interested in other people’s love affairs after being blessed by the God of Love, judged quickly after looking at the man and woman standing next to each other.

[Ahaa… the woman seems to have taken an interest to the man, but her feelings are not being reciprocated. I can see he’s thinking about another woman.] (Liera)
[From what I see, the woman is much better in both looks and ability, but how? Normally, the man would be the one clinging to the woman.] (Spiera)

Asked Spiera who returned after acting as one of the judges in the selection, when Liera replied back.

[True love does not have any relationship with such material things, idiot.] (Liera)
[Really? Liera really does know a lot about love. I knew you were different since you were blessed by t#$%^.] (Spiera)

The 2nd super-mini war of angels was triggered. Yu IlHan, who had succeeded in putting away his high school trauma, proceeded to take out a clean wok from his inventory.

“I’m hungry so let’s eat.”
[To think you’d think of eating in this situation… amazing……] (Erta)

Yu IlHan took out a small scale furnace, and started a fire with Blaze and placed the wok on top of the set up.
When he started stir-frying dragon meat with dragon-fat rendered oil, everyone’s gazes fixed on him whether it was from inside or outside the stage.

[I’m really frustrated that it smells good!] (Erta)
“Looks tasty.”

He took out the rice from the vacuum packed plastic bag in his inventory, and added various vegetables and sauce.

He added a little salt, and once he added the special dragon sauce, made by mixing Breath purified of poison by Na YuNa, and oyster sauce. It was the perfect dragon stir-fried rice.

[To think I’d see someone cooking on top of the selection stage in my life……] (Spiera)
[I’m hungry now that I fought too. IlHan, gimme some too.] (Liera)

Even Spiera was shocked as she was fighting with LIera. Meanwhile, the other participants who were staving their hunger off with preserved foods, were only making gulping sounds.

“Food cooked by Susanoo…..”
“Don’t even dream about it. We might end up getting cooked ourselves.”
“Dammit, order some pizza! They should know the location if we say it’s the selection stage!”

Yu IlHan put away the helmet as he had no need for hiding and gathered the group and ate the freshly cooked stir-fried rice. Kang HaJin, Na YuNa, and Kang MiRae also came after mercilessly throwing away their clan members.

“Whoa? It really is tasty! Just what can’t you do!?”
“Conversation, so please eat quietly.”

Kang HaJin obediently ate the food after hearing Yu IlHan’s honest words. Of course, Yumir was an exception.

“Dad, I want more! I think I might level up after one more.”
“Yes, yes. Mir should grow up a lot by eating a lot of food.”
“……He levels up by eating?”

Eating with many people like this was a joy he couldn’t experience in his dropout period! Thinking about how participating in the annoying Battle of Competition was all to preserve this joy, he automatically brimmed with power.

After that, Yu IlHan had to cook two more batches in order to fill everyone’s stomachs.

A painful-for-some and joyful-for-some period of wait had finally ended, and it was finally time to head to a higher world. Some, resolved themselves while heading there, and some wished to become as famous as Susanoo through this.

Even when they had different thoughts, their objective as they entered the gate in the center of the stage was all the same: to bring back advanced Traps of Destruction to Earth by getting good results in the Competition!

[Oh, Lu Füera. I haven’t been here for a while.] (Liera)
[It’s the first time for me. I never took care of this side.] (Erta)

The place they had arrived at after entering the gate, was a huge place that even Yu IlHan, who had been to three other worlds, Dareu, Kiroa and Ferata, was dumbfounded.

“So hot…..!”
“No, it’s burning! Dammit, isn’t there any water-class mages here?”

As everything, including grass, trees, flowers, insects, and even the sun was more than 10 times larger than those of Earth, as a result, the environment was very very hot.
Of course, Yu IlHan, who received the Hero of Fire title, wasn’t that affected by such heat….. but how could any life-forms grow here?

[They should be lifeforms that live in this world as they are in front of you, right?] (Liera)
“Can I take a little?”
[And you think you can?] (Liera)

Yu IlHan’s eyes shined. It was a ‘I-know-it-even-without-you-telling-me’ attack.
Liera was defeated in 3 seconds.

[…..Of course, you can. It’s IlHan’s request. I’ll take responsibility so take only a little, okay?] (Liera)
[Never!] (Erta)
[Seems like I should step up now.] (Spiera)

Liera and Erta looked quite relaxed, but Spiera, who was acting as a judge on Earth, was different.

After checking that the thousand participants had safely crossed over to Lu Füera, she ordered the angels who were awaiting them in this place and spoke to Yu IlHan.

[I will become one of the judges from now until the tournament ends. Yu IlHan, Earth’s first battle will start soon so don’t relax. ……Although, I don’t even need to say that.] (Spiera)
“Yup, don’t worry.”

Spiera did not say anything about how he secretly tried to pull out some of the grass here, and nodded. She flew away with a smile, and the participants were lead by the angels to one of the arenas for the battle in this wide world.

[The protective membrane will be generated the moment you cross this line. You will be summoned back to Earth the moment the membrane breaks, and even attacks from allies will damage it so please be careful. Also, you need to maintain that membrane until the end of the tournament once it’s generated. Please do not break the protective membranes outside of battle.]
“Does the shield’s energy recover?”
[It recovers over time. If you have received near critical damage, it’s the basics to step back and regroup yourself.]

The angels stepped back after the basic introduction, leaving behind words to enter within 10 minutes as the battle would start then.

“Once we cross this line……”
“Traps of Destruction. The world I went to experienced a wave of 3rd class monsters due to the lack of advanced Traps of Destruction……! I shall definitely protect Earth!”

When the people stood on the borderline that faintly flowed without any devices, they all sighed in nervousness. It was natural for their steps to be heavy as they were shouldering the fate of Earth. They could only be careful even in their light movements.

However, loners always shouted ‘yes’ when others said ‘no’!

Yu IlHan didn’t even imagine that everyone else was being nervous and he crossed over. Yumir and the other subordinates followed his line.


Na YuNa spat out her unique exclamation due to the lack of his hesitation. Then, she looked at Kang MIRae.

“Let’s goo too, MiRae!”

Kang MiRae nodded and crossed the line. When she did, a higher class magic covered his body.
With the resolve that she would acquire this kind of magic as hers one day, she raised her head.

The battle started.
Earth won within 7 minutes.

The 3 battles after that ended in the same fashion.
Earth was now in the finals.
(PR: wow that was fast)

Author’s notes

  1. There’s no drama from the participants selection until the finals. Even Yumir will be able to take care of everyone alone if the opponent are from the junior tournament….!
  2. (Untranslatable ref)
  3. Boom bubble: Patamon’s finisher attack

Translator’s notes
Xianxia/Xuanhuan be like “You trash! I shall trash you” multiplied by infinity in tournament arcs.
EER be like “4 of the matches ended in 7 minutes”
And yes, the tournament arc is very short.

Translator: Chamber
Proofreader: Koukouseidesu


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67 Replies to “Everyone Else is a Returnee – Chapter 144: The MVP is Mine – 3”

    1. Supernatural

      well, thousands of spear falling from the sky on the other team, wait for about 30 sec to 1 min for next match, same thing happen, 7 min later, they won all the match

      something like that i guess

      1. extasse

        It’s 7 minutes per match, with the other matches ending in a similar way, so around the same time 7×4=28 ~say half an hour? Also, I’d imagine them having to wait for like at least 15-30 minutes for the other worlds to begin the next matches.

    2. Jonathan Hurd

      Its starting the build up. Ilhan kicks the crap out of Fourth Classes. No one in a world just about to go through its second Cataclysm can even have one of those. So there really isn’t anyone that could be Ilhan’s opponent much less Yumir at this point until the Finals potentially.

      Why drag on boring fights? The real battle will start in the mixed league, :D.

  1. Azathoth

    >The battle started.
    Earth won within 7 minutes.

    The 3 battles after that ended in the same fashion.
    Earth was now in the finals.

    H-heh. Here I was expecting 100 chapters full of exposition from audience and bunch of clliffhangers!

    1. Jonathan Hurd

      I wonder who the audience would be. They only said they brought the participants and those who fail get sent back to their world. So maybe there are a bunch of Angels watching kind of scouting for the future powerhouses to try and get closer to. I do wonder if they let worlds watch their opponents matches.

    1. deadly990

      He killed everyone.
      please note, he’s been killing level 300’s and 400’s for like the entire novel.
      Other people in the Junior tournament are going to be like the people of earth.

      1. Serf

        Nah, 100s is 3rd class and 200s is 4th class. If they were in the 300s they would be 5th class higher beings, and they’re still out of his reach for sure.

          1. extasse

            Nope, it’s definitely 300. I remember Liera made a Sparta joke on it (she shouted “Sparta”, referring to the movie ‘300’. The Mage was 240 or something.

      2. Jonathan Hurd

        Exactly. If even Ilhan can’t become fourth class after all the freaking high level monsters hes been fed with the dungeon breaks. How can anyone from a world just about to experience their second great cataclysm be there. Besides even they were Ilhan’s been eating fourth classes for breakfast, lol.

    2. Ascending Flame

      Ah, well, dropping the dragon spears on everyone just hard enough to pop the shield on them, picking them up remotely, and then rinse-repeating. . . Probably didn’t take long.

  2. extasse

    Wao! Now which guy said this will be a very long and boring tournament arc? Lol, if you think about it, what can you say? Kang MiRae used a large scale lightning magic, which Na Yuna buffed. IlHan spammed spears. Everyone else moved in and wiped them out. Yep, this author made the right decision. Although, I hope the next fights will give some action.

    1. Jonathan Hurd

      These first few fights are just too insignificant to write since basically exactly what you said would of happened, lol. Even high speed third class wolves couldn’t avoid Ilhan’s spears. What hope do some random worlds guys have, lol. He alone could wipe the entire opposing force in 7 minutes, haha.

      The real fun is yet to come. The Senior League matches is going to be where the real challenge comes up. For right now the big thing is finding out how many Earthlings are left for Ilhan to use as meat shie….. I mean as back up, :D.

      1. extasse

        Actually, now that I rethink this through, why on earth did he even need 7 minutes? Big map so travel time? Nope, he has wings and travels at like 6000km per hour (I think that’s the value before he even got wings). They’re strong? Nope, this is second great cataclysm for the juniors. It should be 150-200 years since their first great catcaclysm so without OP weapons, they should be at their mid- late 300s in extreme cases. Maybe one or two anomalies at lower 4th class. Max. He’d down annhialate the 3rd class in 2 minutes max (if there’s a large area to cover/they’re hiding) and another 2 to kill the 4th classes, I mean, didn’t he instant kill the lower level 4th classes with his whip? They won’t get any experience since no one would die (supposedly) so there’s no reason to prolong the fight unless he’s trying to let them get valuable experience.
        I’m looking forward to him meeting the guys from Fereta (if they even get to the finals). Most of their 4th classes were wiped but I guess there’re other kingdoms right?

  3. Yuz

    “Earth won within 7 minutes.
    The 3 battles after that ended in the same fashion.
    Earth was now in the finals.”

    WoW. It escalated quickly. Oo

  4. asdwgamer

    lmao probably a rain of dragon spears using is spacial storage….
    kinda unfair since its the angles who gave him this lol…. how sad for the other worlds

    1. triopsate

      To be fair, all the angels gave him was an item box with remote collection. I don’t think they can be held responsible if someone decides to misuse their tools and turn it into a murder weapon xD

      I mean you wouldn’t blame Home Depot is someone bought a crowbar from them and started bashing people to death with it right?

      1. Jonathan Hurd

        At this point Ilhan’s inventory is more like he bought a Lawn Mower from Home Depot and found a way to weaponize it so that it throws out saw blades That I would honestly not blame Home Depot for, lol.

  5. udin-san

    Th-that was quick.. I thought there would be intense slaughter for a few more chapter. But no, they win 4 battles just in a few sentences. Even the wait before the tourney is longer. It took a few paragraph…

    1. Jonathan Hurd

      Makes me think of that South Park episode of World of Warcraft where the completely overpowered and over geared guy wipes out everyone by himself and no one can even touch him.

  6. spare

    Lol takes a full chapter to select participants less then a paragraph to fight to finals, it almost took me longer to read the chapter then it took him to clear 4 worlds (28min)

  7. Candied Skull

    I wanted to see what the people from other worlds thought of Earth’s people. I don’t think they even got the chance to think. IlHan and even the others are too amazing. xD

  8. WizJim

    every battle 7 minutes? I’m gonna bet first 5 minutes will be all the participant getting into battlefield, 1/2 minute for MC to set up lighting spear field, 1 minute for KMR (or Mir) to activate lighting and pop everyone’s bubble, 1/2 minute people being speechless before announcement is being made.

    or extreme version MC stream rolled everyone in 1 minute, and the judge took a full minute to get out of shock and make sure it wasn’t and illusion

  9. Wyntile

    … Wait, so the other clans already knew that Il Han was both their equipment supplier and Susanno beforehand? Since he took off his helm when he was eating.

    And talk about that rushed ending. I’d say the preliminary progressions are a lot faster than Black Clover’s first 3 chapter progressions LOL. You’d think the author would show some perspectives of the other final characters watching Earth’s fight and analyzing their style in the process.

    1. Carmeops

      the general public doesn’t know who susanno is, but major clans already know that he is the CEO of vanguard, and his name/face

      however, they still believe that he got sent to another world like everyone else during the 10 years of stopped times, and since noone else saw him during that period, they thinks that he was the only one sent there and that he befriended a legendary craftman there, not himself

    1. spare

      Ya but there only going to have one chapter for all the senior worlds fights with him going to a special bonus round where he goes to fight class 5 solo

  10. Pan

    “Food cooked by Susanoo…..”
    “Don’t even dream about it. We might end up getting cooked ourselves.”
    “Dammit, order some pizza! They should know the location if we say it’s the selection stage!”

    this made me ROFL, especially the second line….

  11. Seregosa

    Skipping right to the good parts(finals or at least higher level competition)… Good, I like how this author always keeps all events short and concise instead of bloated with unnecessary information, even if I always like seeing people getting dumbfounded by the mc, but we have chinese novels for that, where an arena battle takes 50+ chapters with half of it being people exclaiming how amazed they are or just info dumping about worthless crap, haha.

  12. Nightstick24

    Though you know Earth’s crazy strong monsters would wipe out everyone else, four tournaments in a handful of sentences seems a bit fast paced! The author is really quite odd in regards to pacing sometimes! He spends a dozen chapters on an hour sometimes, but a single chapter on almost three years, and four lines on four multiversal battles! I don’t necessarily think it’s bad though, the constantly changing pace keeps it interesting when it might have started to get repetitive. Just feels unique.

  13. AlRedEye

    Best tournament arc ever!! Made it to the finals after a few quick sentences. This author knows what’s up!!

    Makes me feel a little sad after all the boring chapters I skimmed/skipped in King’s Avatar.

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