My Next Life as a Villainess: Is Geordo REALLY Evil? | CBR

Prince Geordo Stuart is a devoted suitor to Duchess Katarina Claes but underneath his charming smile, is he hiding evil intentions?

As Katarina Claes’s fiancé, Prince Geordo is arguably the most important male lead in My Next Life As A Villainess: All Roads Lead to Doom. He is the only one out of all the men in her life that has a legitimate claim on her romantic affections and his status as the third prince of the kingdom of Sorcier — as well as his good looks and charming demeanor — make him seem like something out of a fairy tale. It also doesn’t hurt that his position as third son doesn’t impact his chances of becoming king, since succession is decided by the king and not by birthright. To almost everyone, he comes across as the perfect guy.

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Everyone except for Katarina, that is. Once she regains her memories, she realizes that his character in Fortune Lover is twisted and evil. During a scene where she has a mind-meeting with what we can only assume are her multiple personalities, she says that “Geordo is a black-hearted prince who wears the mask of an angel.” She finds it impossible to trust him because in the Bad Ending of Fortune Lover, he is the one who kills her with his sword.

But that doesn’t change the fact that he is appealing. The reason he seems so perfect is that, in many ways, he is. There is almost nothing that he can’t do. And the fact that he is so naturally talented at everything he does means that he never has to actually try for anything. So, in the original timeline, he turns to his darker impulses to relieve his boredom with life.

In the new timeline, Geordo still comes across as perfect and enigmatic, but this time around the quirky, off-beat version of Katarina piques his interest. She surprises him constantly with her unpredictable shenanigans, which make him laugh. Instead of simply using her to shield himself from unwanted advances from other girls, he seems to actually enjoy spending time with her. He visits her manor every day and even gets his hands dirty working alongside her in her vegetable garden. After the time-jump to Katarina’s 15th birthday party, he tells her that he has no intention of breaking off their engagement and heavily hints about his romantic plans for the two of them as they dance.

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Still, even if his fiancé may have won his heart, it is impossible to tell if he is truly a good person or not. He always has a smile on his face but can be a little creepy because, in some scenes, it seems like it’s frozen in place, like a mask. His passive-aggressive exchanges over his rivals’ affection for Katarina with Keith, Katarina’s adopted brother, and Alan, his own brother, make it hard to believe that he is as nice as he seems to be.

His possessiveness over her could be out of love, or it could be out of a sense of proprietorship. In the original game, Katarina was the one who felt like she owned Geordo and did anything she could to keep him bound to her. But now, it seems like My Next Life as a Villainess their roles have been reversed. Rather than fatal attraction, he is now the love-sick fiancé. How the tables have turned!

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Katarina Claes's fiancé, Prince Geordo, is clearly an important romantic lead. His true intentions in this role, however, are harder to decipher.

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