27+ manhwa With Overpowered Female Characters (Recommendations)

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With the surge in popularity for Manhwa and Webtoons in recent years, these media have gotten exposure to a whole new audience. Manhwa are manga-style comics originating from Korea, and at this point, it is obvious that they are not yet as well-known as their Japanese manga counterparts.

Webtoons are digital comics originating in South Korea, and just like Manhwa, with comics being mostly read on phones, now they have also experienced a boost in popularity. It is always a thing of joy to see amazing female characters who may be ruthless, brave, strong, intelligent, compassionate or in any way overpowered, due to the way a lot of females are portrayed in animated media.

In this article, we will be looking at Manhwa/Webtoons that feature these amazing female characters, and I will be recommending 28 of them for your reading pleasure.

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28. THE WITCH AND THE BULL

the witch and the bull
Overpowered Action Art Total
10/20
5/10
5/10
20/40

 

Manhwa Storyline:

This webtoon is set in an era of intense war between humans and witches, the king’s royal advisor known as Tan, harbors a deep hatred for witches. Tan has so far been instrumental to the recent victories gained against the witches and when his hate starts to consume him, he falls to a curse that turns him into a bull.

Aro is a powerful female character, a celestial witch, but due to the world she now lives in and how witches are perceived, she had to hide her real identity. Aro is a strong-willed character, she is smart, skilled with magic, and also competent with a bow and an arrow.

She has a coffee shop, however, it was shut down by the King’s royal advisor. After he turns into a bull and is about to be killed, Aro is the only one that notices that the bull is a human, and out of the kindness of her heart, she will do anything to break the spell.

 

27. CONTRACT CONCUBINE

contract concubine
Overpowered Action Art Total
10/20
5/10
5/10
20/40

 

Manhwa Storyline:

This manhwa features the deadliest assassin in all of the Seong Empire. This manhwa set in a historical period excels with the comedic element and romantic side it brings to the forefront. Yeseo receives a job offer from a suspicious man and while she was not so enthusiastic about the ridiculous job, the money is just too good to turn down.

When she begins the mission, she finds out that her employer is none other than Emperor Ahon. She has to pretend to be his concubine, her mission is to find out who the spy in the palace is. Keeping up with the lovey-dovey affair during the day while going about her mission in the night is the most stressful double life she has ever lived.

With the politics and corruption going on in the court, and the multitude of suspicious officials, how will Yeseo complete her mission and put an end to this undercover life that is taking away all her patience?

 

26. STRAY SOULS

stray souls
Overpowered Action Art Total
10/20
5/10
5/10
20/40

 

Manhwa Storyline:

In a world where the strings that bind our souls can be used to control us, there are a myriad of things that can go wrong. Eylin is our powered female character from this title and while she might not be exceptional at string weaving, she possesses something even better.

Eylin has an abnormal, special kind of soul structure that makes her resistant to magical manipulations. All of Eylin’s past memory has been wiped off, but she still finds a way to escape from House Navreal and soon she will be standing toe to toe against the evil Amethyst king. Eylin’s unique soul structure makes her the only one capable of defeating evil and saving the world.

 

25. BLINDED BY THE SETTING SUN

blinded by the setting sun
Overpowered Action Art Total
11/20
5/10
6/10
22/40

 

Manhwa Storyline:

This is a fairly recent manhwa, as it began in 2020. Set in a fantasy world, it features a lot of drama and a bit of romance, and obviously an overpowered female character to blow our minds away. Hildegar is a powerful witch with a notorious reputation, her powers are spoken about far and wide as she received blessings from the sun Goddess Karia.

There is a twist to this manhwa though, as Hildegar is being chased by Elkin the northern man. After he catches up to her in the nameless castle what will transpire? Read this to find out.

 

24. MY LORD, THE WOLF QUEEN

my lord the wolf queen
Overpowered Action Art Total
11/20
5/10
6/10
22/40

 

Manhwa Storyline:

Fantasy, Drama, Political, Mystery, and Romance … this manhwa tries its hands at several themes, and surprisingly it doesn’t fail. Kang Joon is a prince of a small kingdom defeated in battle and now taken as a spoil of war after he begs Roselin, the powerful empress of the mighty nation of Skaden.

Being taken as a spoil of war, he is used by the empress, spending nights and nights in her bed. But the future is about to change for both of them and their respective kingdoms as Kang Joon mysteriously uncovers the secret of the powerful empress. With his country being his priority, Kang Joon will utilize her secrets to his advantage, but what will become of their relationship?

 

23. MESMERIZING GHOST DOCTOR

Overpowered Action Art Total
11/20
6/10
5/10
22/40

 

Manhwa Storyline:

If you love a good tale about revenge, then Mesmerizing Ghost Doctor is the right manhwa for you. Feng Jiu is the main character of this series, she was the head of an organization that housed prodigies well skilled in medicine, poison, and assassinations, and their evil reputation spread around the earth.

In this fantasy manhwa, there’s lots of action and adventure, there is never a dull moment and if you are looking for intense battles, mesmerizing ghost doctor has got you covered. Feng Jiu is reincarnated into the body of a disfigured young girl, but that will not stop her from exerting revenge on her enemies and killers of her predecessor, leaving blood in her wake.

 

22. AIDIN

aidin
Overpowered Action Art Total
11/20
6/10
5/10
22/40

 

Manhwa Storyline:

This is another manhwa that focuses on a story of revenge, the titular character Aidin is the emperor’s personal assassin and the leader of the despicable Owl group. Aidin gets betrayed and is abandoned by the Emperor, all of a sudden she is sentenced to death … then this story begins.

Aidin opens her eyes to a strange world where she is only 17 years old, with only one thing on her mind – revenge against the Emperor. What better way to revenge against an emperor than to destroy the country he cares so much about, but will Aidin be successful when prince Diceon begins to interfere with her affairs?

 

21. TRUTHFULLY, THEY ONLY REMEMBERED HER

truthfully they only remember her
Overpowered Action Art Total
11/20
6/10
6/10
23/40

 

Manhwa Storyline:

If you love a bit of harem or reverse harem as the case may be, then read this medieval romantic adventure manhwa. With the war now over and victory certain, a commoner knight, Clarence Holton doesn’t think she is important to be remembered … she goes away, leaving everything behind including the promised honor of victory.

In this case, she was wrong because contrary to her beliefs, they all remembered her. With the war hero Clarence Holton missing, the prince, the genius wizard, and a socially awkward knight all set out to look for her and the thrilling adventures begin.

 

20. GIRLS OF THE WILD’S

girls of the wild's
Overpowered Action Art Total
11/20
6/10
6/10
22/40

 

Manhwa Storyline:

First of all, Girls of the Wild’s features a predominantly female cast, and it is a Manhwa about martial arts so get ready to see a lot of powerful and tough girls. Wild’s high school is an all-girls school that is renowned for its specialization in MMA, Jaegu Song, a male teenager enrolls in this school as a first-year.

Jaegu Song becomes the first male in the school, and he gets a run-in with a lot of the tough girls including the powerful Ingui Yoon, who acts like the queen of the school. As they engage in several fights and train together, Ingui Yoon begins to develop feelings for Jaegu Song.

 

19. SOUL ON HOLD

soul on hold
Overpowered Action Art Total
12/20
6/10
6/10
24/40

 

Manhwa Storyline:

Soul on hold is an amazing webtoon with a powerful female character. The webtoon blessed us with the beautiful and powerful barista called Maggie … She does know how to give a beating to her enemies. Soul on Hold revolves around Ayden and Maggie who both have a demonic force inside them, and are set to lose their lives when they turn 30.

Maggie doesn’t play around though, as she is ready to go to the ends of the earth to find a way to free herself and Ayden from this supernatural predicament. She has found a way to tap into the demonic powers inside her and now Maggie is as badass as they come. The webtoon is currently on a break, however, there are already two seasons to keep you busy until it returns.

 

18. DELIVERY KNIGHT

delivery knight
Overpowered Action Art Total
12/20
6/10
6/10
24/40

 

Manhwa Storyline:

If you have been looking for a Sci-Fi manhwa with lots of action then look no further, Delivery Knight is what you’ve been searching for. With the earth now dangerously polluted, scientific devastation ravaging most corners of the earth, most people stay indoors and only a few are brave enough to defy the suffocating pollution.

Those who take the risk, going out to ensure that citizens get the packages they really need, are known as delivery knights. Among the delivery knights is the young girl SaWol, she joins the delivery knights and is helped by 5-8 as she becomes stronger and is able to take on anything that appears on her way.

 

17. THE DUCHESS WITH AN EMPTY SOUL

the duchess with an empty soul
Overpowered Action Art Total
12/20
6/10
6/10
24/40

 

Manhwa Storyline:

There is a lot of drama in this fantasy romance manhwa, the twists are certainly not expected and the suspense will always have you on edge. Ivona is a naïve young girl that will do anything for love, so it is not surprising that she summons magical beasts and allows her lover to take the glory.

She also casts powerful spells that take a massive toll on her body for him, however, when she finds out that her lover has a secret lover who turns out to be her cousin, she gives up on love. Ivona dies and wakes up in the past, and this time around being wiser with the experience from her past life she decides to use her powers for herself and fight for herself. What happens when the all-powerful Ivona teams up with the brutal Duke that rules over Azentine?

 

16. EMPEROR AND THE FEMALE KNIGHT

Overpowered Action Art Total
13/20
6/10
6/10
25/40

 

Manhwa Storyline:

Manhwa makes a lot of historical dramas, so it is no surprise to see a lot of that genre on this list. The tale of a young king and the female knight that captured his heart, Pollyanna is from a noble family but doesn’t possess the damsel qualities expected from noble ladies.

Her family sends her out to the military, expecting her to die quickly, however, Pollyanna is a hard worker, and relying on her strengths and wits, she survives multiple battles and earns a promotion. One day she comes in contact with the ambitious king and he becomes the first person to acknowledge her efforts.

Impressed by the young king, the powerful knight decides to fight for him, believing in his dream of a united kingdom. They set out together for battle after battle and the king soon realizes that he has feelings for the Knight.

 

15. WHITE BLOOD

white blood
Overpowered Action Art Total
13/20
6/10
6/10
25/40

 

Manhwa Storyline:

White blood is a vampire story, so expect a lot of action. There is also a bit of a slice of life here as we get to see Park Ha Yan’s daily life. Park Ha Yan has always wanted a normal life, but subsequent events make that impossible as vampires overrun everywhere.

Despite being born a vampire, Park Ha Yan is not safe, as she is being chased by the mix-bloods. This leads her straight into the underworld filled with lots and lots of violent actions, she has to draw strength from her darkest secret while forming an alliance with a local police officer. Now she and her new ally have to save the world, get her revenge against her enemies, and protect their friends and families.

 

14. I’M A MARTIAL ART VILLAINESS, BUT I’M THE STRONGEST

i'm a martial arts villainess but i'm the strongest
Overpowered Action Art Total
13/20
7/10
6/10
26/40

 

Manhwa Storyline:

This manhwa is based on a light novel and it tells the sad story of Jaegal Hee. From the title, you already expect to see a lot of action due to the ‘martial art’ and that’s true as there are lots of fantastic fight scenes, laced with romance in this historical setting.

Jaegal Hee loves romance and sets out to become a fantasy romance writer, but things do not go smoothly for her and she is unsuccessful in her career as a novelist.

After some time, she is involved in an accident and she wakes up as a martial art villain in what turns out to be a martial arts best-selling novel. Jaegal Hee uses her knowledge of novels and martial arts to evade death as the villainess in this novel. Read this manhwa and find out the truth behind how she got into this predicament.

 

13. I’VE BECOME THE VILLAINOUS EMPEROR OF A NOVEL

i've become a villainess emporer of a novel
Overpowered Action Art Total
13/20
6/10
7/10
26/40

 

Manhwa Storyline:

Another fantasy romance that occurs inside a novel, in a historical setting. There are a lot of Isekai tropes to be found in this webtoon, and the art style is exquisite. Empress Yulia is a highly interesting character, a tyrannical ruler from Songha’s favorite novel… So what happens when Songha has too much to drink and wakes up as Empress Yulia.

The time is counting down as Empress Yulia dies in three days’ time. Songha who is now the Tyrant ruler must find a way to prevent the coup d’etat that will result in her death.

Songha chooses to reverse the actions of Empress Yulia, causing a sudden suspicious change in character for the empress; she reaches out to some subjects she had earlier exiled, trying to regain their trust. Will these theatrics be able to save her life or is it too late for the tyrannical empress.

 

12. KUBERA

kubera
Overpowered Action Art Total
13/20
6/10
7/10
26/40

 

Manhwa Storyline:

Kubera is an excellent story that focuses on gods, magic, suras, and purebloods. The titular protagonist, Kubera is a girl who has earned the name of a god, and when her village is destroyed and its people killed, she meets the mysterious magician named Asha.

Kubera and her magician friend begin their adventurous journey into a world of magical lore, and while the plot is fantastic, the story takes time to develop. Kubera’s pacing is suspect at times, but it does come together perfectly and if you are able to hold on till then, you will be happy you did.

 

11. EMPYREA

empyrea
Overpowered Action Art Total
14/20
7/10
6/10
27/40

 

Manhwa Storyline:

Kira is a princess, however, she is not your regular princess – the young girl is an inventor with a knack for fixing everything. In this story, the realms have been at peace for centuries, as the guardians and knights protect the earth from the powerful and notorious soul eaters known as Keres.

The Keres have begun attacking mankind, the stubborn unladylike princess is among the few people that are able to see the soul eaters. Kira and a Knight named Hawks, take up the responsibility to weather the storm and navigate through the battle with the Keres and protect their loved ones.

 

10. KILLMAX

killmax
Overpowered Action Art Total
14/20
7/10
7/10
28/40

 

Manhwa Storyline:

Max Love is an exceptionally powerful witch born to a lineage of monstrously powerful witches. She fears her power due to its destructive capabilities and from a young age, she had been taught to tone down her powers, making her an easy target for bullies.

In an unfortunate moment of fate, Max Love makes a wish and her full powers are unleashed, getting the attention of witch hunters and other witches who want to use her for their own benefits. Max begins to learn how to use her powers to their maximum and she welcomes all her enemies, knowing she will kick their asses… Max Love looks so badass in her heels as she takes on multiple opponents.

 

9. THE TYRANT’S GUARDIAN IS AN EVIL WITCH

the protagonist is reincarnated into a novel… by the way, she is reincarnated as a powerful witch who will die in the next 200 years. The powerful witch totally forgets about time, playing away till the younger version of her murderer appears. Now she is in a race against time, what does she do?
Overpowered Action Art Total
14/20
7/10
7/10
28/40

 

Manhwa Storyline:

This fantasy romance webtoon is the perfect isekai to read when you need a seriously unserious main character to take your mind off the world’s problems. Just like a lot of Isekai manhwa/webtoon, the protagonist is reincarnated into a novel… by the way, she is reincarnated as a powerful witch who will die in the next 200 years.

The powerful witch totally forgets about time, playing away till the younger version of her murderer appears. Now she is in a race against time, what does she do? How does she prevent death? She decides to raise the young boy as a stable kid with humane virtues but is that enough to change fate? Read this to find out.

 

8. CHARLOTTE HAS FIVE DISCIPLES

Overpowered Action Art Total
15/20
7/10
7/10
29/40

 

Manhwa Storyline:

The endless search for love continues in this tale that is as old as time itself. ‘Charlotte has five disciples’ is a hilarious comedy imbued with supernatural elegance that is evident anytime the powerful magician Charlotte Eleanor graces us with her magical powers.

Charlotte is one of the world’s greatest magic wielders, and while magic is supposed to grant your heart’s desires, Charlotte’s utmost desire is still unfulfilled. Her search for true love even goes beyond death as she reincarnates into Aria Lisen, with the aid of the influential Grand Duke, can she finally find true love while hiding her identity from her five disciples in her previous life?

 

7. CRIMSON KARMA

Overpowered Action Art Total
16/20
7/10
7/10
30/40

 

Manhwa Storyline:

A life lived without emotions, this is the tragic tale of the sad life of Kasiya Del Roma, a highly competent soldier, and assassin. Kasiya Del Roman is one of the elite female baddies of manhwa, with assassination skills that will leave you rooting for a killer.

Living her life as just a tool for murder, she opens her eyes after death, in a new world but a familiar terrain – a battlefield! What does this new life hold for her?

 

6. KNIGHT RUN

knight run
Overpowered Action Art Total
16/20
8/10
7/10
31/40

 

Manhwa Storyline:

A manhwa with a powerful lead character, reminiscent of shounen heroes… Knight run does one better as the powerful lead character, in this case, is the sexy Pray Meyer. Pray Meyer’s reputation precedes her, she is the strongest knight in the world, famous for slaying monsters.

The way this manhwa explores Pray’s relationship with the powerful but disillusioned knight Anne Meyer, and their chemistry is so beautiful… get into the world of Knight Run and experience mysteries as never before… no one is safe here though as even important characters can die!

 

5. MY BEAUTIFUL WORLD

my beautiful world
Overpowered Action Art Total
18/20
6/10
7/10
31/40

 

Manhwa Storyline:

My beautiful world shows us that not all superpowers are a gift. What will you do if you have the power to see the darkness in people? This is the life of Yurim Lee who has been cursed with this supposed blessing.

From her childhood, she avoided getting too close to people due to the scary nature of her powers. Her life changes when she meets June and makes her first friend. Could this relationship be what she has been yearning for? How will this help her to utilize her abilities to her benefit?

 

4. PURPLE HYACINTH

Overpowered Action Art Total
18/20
7/10
8/10
33/40

 

Manhwa Storyline:

Lauren Sinclair is an outstanding officer of the law, thanks to her otherworldly ability to detect lies. As the saying goes, she is as tough as nails, as an officer, she is ruthless and ready to do anything to uphold the law, even if it means breaking the law and teaming up with an assassin. 

With her unique abilities, Sinclair will solve case after case, one at a time, piecing together clue after clue. As well as being an excellent investigator, she is equally good in combat … So who else will defeat evil and save lives in this world other than Lauren Sinclair.

 

3. THIRD SHIFT SOCIETY

third shift society
Overpowered Action Art Total
18/20
8/10
8/10
34/40

 

Manhwa Storyline:

What could go wrong when a girl with strong psychic powers and a pumpkin-headed detective team up to save the world from supernatural horrors? Life is a funny thing and it certainly comes at you fast…

Ellie loses her job and would soon be sent packing from her house but it all changes suddenly when she finds herself in a fight against a monster. With her skills in hand-to-hand combat and her psychic powers, she and Ichabod will defeat the evil that lurks in the darkness.

 

2. LIGHT AND SHADOW

light and shadow
Overpowered Action Art Total
18/20
8/10
9/10
35/40

 

Manhwa Storyline:

Light and Shadow is a fantasy drama, featuring two opposite sides. With survival as her motto, Edna is one of the most fearless women in manhwa/webtoon history. A maid with so much ambition, she gets married to Duke Eli while hiding a big secret that could make or mar both of them. She is a very skilled swordswoman.

 

1. THE MONSTER DUCHESS AND THE CONTRACT PRINCESS

Overpowered Action Art Total
19/20
8/10
9/10
36/40

 

Manhwa Storyline:

It is a rude awakening, finding out that Leslie was born to be a sacrifice for her sister… Well, it all goes wrong as she awakens her dark powers. Leslie’s abilities allow her to control darkness and hear voices of the dead, now she will use these powers to go against the special magic of her previous family.

 

Which One are You Going to Read Next?

white blood

So there you have it for your Manhwa/webtoon baddies. Who is your favorite overpowered female character from this amazing list of supremely talented ladies? Comment down below and let us know!

 

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