22+ BEST Manhwa where the MC is OP but UNDERESTIMATED

Manhwa are the latest trend in the world of comics and it is slowly on the rise. Korean Comics weren’t able to compete with manga as efficiently as they do now. The release of Korean webtoons like Solo Leveling and Tower of God has also helped this cause. 

Korean Manhwa boasts of many OP main characters but in some cases, they are thoroughly underappreciated and underestimated. So today, let us take a look at 23 Manhwa where the MC is Overpowered But Underestimated.

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Korean Webtoons Recommendations Where The Overpowered Main Character Is Underestimated

23. Latna Saga: Survival Story of a Sword King

MC’s
Overpoweredness
Characters Plot Art Total
13/20
5/10
5/10
5/10
28/50

Genre: Action, Comedy, Adventure

 Manhwa Storyline:

Latna Saga is an RPG-based story that takes part in a fantasy world. The character in focus is Hanbin Ryu who has just got out of military service. It’s like he has completely lost his life’s aim after that and is simply drifting through days as they come and go. But to his amazement, he is teleported to a different world one day. 

After reaching the place, he finds out that the guideline that newbies are provided with is broken in his case. As a result, he is forced to be stuck in the tutorial phase for over 20 years. When he finally gets the chance to come out of that hell, he discovers that people have turned against the likes of him. The odds of him surviving their rage as a low-level character seem pretty low.

 

22. Red Storm

MC’s
Overpoweredness
Characters Plot Art Total
13/20
5/10
5/10
6/10
29/50

Genre: Martial Arts, Adventure, Action

 Manhwa Storyline:

Red Storm is centered around the theme of Martial Arts. So, if you are a fan of that genre, you are bound to love this particular manhwa. Our protagonist in this story is Yulian Provoke whose adventurous life is followed by us. He is a part of the Pareia Tribe and has managed to successfully attain the title of the Young Glow. 

It holds the status comparable to a chieftain and Yulian now strives to become the most powerful warrior in the Red Desert. During the beginning of the story, we see Yulian coming across a man from another dimension. 

He learns the fine techniques of a unique martial art under him as his master and makes it his goal to create a strong warrior team called Red Storm that will be powerful enough to deal with any challenges.

 

21. The Legendary Moonlight Sculptor

The Legendary Moonlight Sculptor
MC’s
Overpoweredness
Characters Plot Art Total
13/20
5/10
6/10
6/10
30/50

Genre: Fantasy, Comedy, Adventure

 Manhwa Storyline:

Most of us are aware that MMORPG is a very famous and popular genre for manga. Manhwa is also not far behind in this category and you will find some hidden gems here like this one. In this story, we come to know about a character named Hyun Lee who has to spend his days in poverty while living with his grandmother. He is a part-time worker and lives every day as it passes. 

In the middle of his difficult living conditions, he comes across a game known as Royal Road that takes the players to a world of virtual reality. He decides to enter the game in order to earn some money that can help his family’s financial conditions. But it is not so easy and he has to grind a lot to level up his skills. He is determined not to give up on his aim and does every bit possible to succeed in his plan.

 

20. Volcanic Age

Volcanic Age
MC’s
Overpoweredness
Characters Plot Art Total
13/20
6/10
6/10
6/10
31/50

Genre: Martial Arts, Action, Adventure

 Manhwa Storyline:

This is another action manhwa that involves time travel and a second chance. Our hero in this story is Joo Seo-Cheon who has got a lot of luck at his disposal. This is how he managed to get through the age of war, only based on his luck. And it did not just stop at that. After that, he was also able to become the elder of the Hwasan Faction. 

But it wasn’t as rose covered as he thought it would be and he was left with many regrets and doubts once his tenure was over. So, when he was lying on his deathbed waiting to pass on to the afterlife, life decided to give him a second chance. He was transported back to the past and this time he might not be so lucky.

 

19. Warble

MC’s
Overpoweredness
Characters Plot Art Total
14/20
6/10
6/10
6/10
32/50

Genre: Action, Adventure, Supernatural

 Manhwa Storyline:

The world, as we know, has been divided into two parts – the overworld and the underworld. While humans occupy the overworld section, the demons live in the underworld. 

You can probably already guess that there is going to be a connection between the world that will allow humans to travel back and forth between them. Now, Mankind’s only hope is WARBLE if they were to survive in their overworld.

 

18. The Beginning After The End

The BEginning after the end
MC’s
Overpoweredness
Characters Plot Art Total
15/20
6/10
6/10
6/10
33/50

Genre: Magic, Adventure, Fantasy

 Manhwa Storyline:

This manhwa is set in a world where martial arts is the ultimate truth. We focus our eyes on a character called King Grey who does not lack anything in his life starting from wealth to strength. But this has not done him any favor since he passes his day aimlessly. He has no purpose in life and seeing this fate decides to give him a second chance. 

He gets reincarnated in a world full of magic and monsters where he can start on a fresh note. But it may not be why he is brought into this new world. There is an undercurrent brewing with the potential to destroy everything and King Grey must see it at all costs to stop it.

 

17. FFF – Class Trashero

MC’s
Overpoweredness
Characters Plot Art Total
16/20
6/10
6/10
6/10
34/50

Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy

 Manhwa Storyline:

The core of this manhwa is about a character being summoned to a different world. The character I am talking about is Hansoo Kang who has been brought to Fantasia. As we have also seen with another fantasy manhwa, the first task he gets is to defeat the demon lord. In all seriousness, it could not have been more predictable. 

The characters summoned to a different world always have to defeat the lord of demons, like it’s an unspoken rule. Anyways, he grinds for ten whole years and finally succeeds in his endeavor. He is relieved that finally, he will be able to return to his own home in the real world. But here comes the twist. Instead of sending him back, the god of the world hands him a report card which may just extend his stay there by a few days.

 

16. The Player That Can’t Level Up

The player that can't level up
MC’s
Overpoweredness
Characters Plot Art Total
16/20
6/10
6/10
7/10
35/50

Genre: Thriller, Fantasy, Action

 Manhwa Storyline:

Everyone awakes as a player at a different age. In the case of Kim GiGyu, it was at 18 years of age. He had a sense of calm after that since he was convinced that his life was finally on the right track and he was close to glory. But as we know, life doesn’t go as we expect it to. Kim decided to climb the tower and cleared the tutorial for the game after closing the gates. 

He then defeated a goblin hoping that his level would increase. But somehow he was still stuck at level one. Five years passed after that and Kim tried a lot of ways to level up in those five years but to no avail. He was stuck at level one which surprised everyone around him since they never thought that such a player could exist in the first place.

 

15. Fist Demon Of Mount Hua

Fist Demon of Mount Hua
MC’s
Overpoweredness
Characters Plot Art Total
16/20
6/10
7/10
7/10
36/50

Genre: Martial Arts, Action, Adventure

 Manhwa Storyline:

Dam-Ho is a martial artist who possesses a lame leg. This is the worst possible scenario for any aspiring martial artist since the leg is very important for any technique. Everyone around Dam-Ho keeps telling him to give up on his dream but he is one stubborn boy. 

He continues to train day and night, refusing to let anything stand in his way. He has a clear vision and since he can’t train his legs he focuses all his energy on training his fists. Will he become the First Demon of Mount Hua?

 

14. I Got Cheat Ability In A Different World and Became Extraordinary Even In The Real World

MC’s
Overpoweredness
Characters Plot Art Total
16/20
7/10
7/10
7/10
37/50

Genre: Power Fantasy, Martial Arts, Shounen

 Manhwa Storyline:

I am pretty sure you have not seen a larger name than this for a manhwa. This story is about Tenjou Yuuya who constantly gets bullied in his school. He lives with his grandfather and decides to take a long leave due to all the bullying

While staying in his grandfather’s house, he decides to clean it one day and comes across a room that he had never entered before. In that room, he found a door among the objects and it led him to a whole new world.

 

13. The Blade of Evolution – Walking Alone in the Dungeon

The blade of evolution
MC’s
Overpoweredness
Characters Plot Art Total
17/20
7/10
7/10
7/10
38/50

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

 Manhwa Storyline:

Imagine awakening a new ability and it turns out that the ability is complete trash. That is the worst kind of thing that can happen to someone and it happens to our main character in this manhwa. 

Furthermore, during an underground mission in a dungeon, his whole team gets killed by the angry last priest. Our protagonist finds a sword in the dungeon and upgrades his healing abilities with it. But will it be enough for him to survive in that place?

 

12. The Dark Magician Transmigrates after 66,666 years

The Dark Magician Transmigrates After 66666 Years
MC’s
Overpoweredness
Characters Plot Art Total
19/20
6/10
6/10
8/10
39/50

Genre: Power Fantasy, Action, Adventure

 Manhwa Storyline:

As you can already guess from the title, this manhwa is about a dark magician named Diablo Volpir. He was involved in a battle against the 12 gods but he was swiftly defeated and sealed away for eternity. He managed to wake up 66,666 years later only to find himself reborn as a baby in the body of Jamie Welton

Nine whole years pass after that and he has only managed to gather a small percent of his previous power. Despite that, Diablo starts planning on how to extract his revenge against the 12 gods who had defeated him.

 

11. The Return of the 8th Class Magician

MC’s
Overpoweredness
Characters Plot Art Total
16/20
8/10
8/10
8/10
40/50

Genre: Fantasy, Magic, Adventure

 Manhwa Storyline:

In this manhwa, you will come across as a character who used to work in the shadows for the Emperor of the United Empire, Ragnar. After serving him for many years, he decided to leave that Ragnar did not take lightly.

 Our protagonist was an 8th class magician and since he had the ability to overthrow the Emperor, Ragnar decided to betray him. He stabbed his friend with a dagger combined with time magic that caused a lot of problems. Our hero now only wishes to place everything in its original place which will act as his redemption.

 

10. Rendezvous

MC’s
Overpoweredness
Characters Plot Art Total
17/20
8/10
8/10
8/10
41/50

Genre: Martial Arts, Action, Comedy

 Manhwa Storyline:

This is another story of a character who constantly gets bullied. His name is Yiyeon Kang and he studies in high school. One day, the bullies cross their limits and Kang slips into a coma after they beat him up. 

When Kang finally wakes up from it, he sees that aliens have invaded his world. Now, he must find a way to tackle both bullies and aliens to save his friend Younglin. It is not going to be easy but Kang has to try every possible way to survive in that world.

 

9. Legend of the Northern Blade

Legend of the Northern Blade
MC’s
Overpoweredness
Characters Plot Art Total
18/20
8/10
8/10
8/10
42/50

Genre: Revenge Story, Action, Martial Arts

 Manhwa Storyline:

In this manhwa, we will see a group of martial arts gathering together and forming the Northern Heavenly Sect to save their world from darkness. The plan works and the people again start enjoying a peaceful time. But good times never last and a conspiracy starts brewing up against the Northern Sect. 

As a result, the sect leader dies and all the members leave it after it gets destroyed from within. The only one left is the son of the sect leader who finds some secret techniques left behind by his father. Will he be the one to lead the Northern Sect to its former glory?

 

8. Zen Martial Arts Academy

MC’s
Overpoweredness
Characters Plot Art Total
18/20
8/10
8/10
9/10
43/50

Genre: Martial Arts, Comedy, Action

 Manhwa Storyline:

Mingyum is a guy who is determined to become the strongest martial artist in East Asia. But it is not going to be so easy since he doesn’t possess any Zen required for a martial artist. This situation changes one day when he comes across a group of thugs and tries to save a girl. 

But instead of being a hero, he is the one who gets rescued by a blonde girl. To add more complexity to the scenario, the girl introduces herself as his fiancée and Mingyum discovers he can utilize Zen for a short time.

 

7. Kill the Hero

Kill THe Hero
MC’s
Overpoweredness
Characters Plot Art Total
20/20
8/10
8/10
8/10
44/50

Genre: Action, Adventure, Revenge Story

 Manhwa Storyline:

It is always a terrible thing when you get killed by the leader of your own guild. This is why Woojin doesn’t want to be the good guy anymore after he gets a second chance. He is completely focused on revenge instead of trying to save people from monsters

He quickly catches the eye of some people after displaying his high-level skills. The only problem is that people are unable to find out what their real goal is. Only Woojin knows that his true path lies in killing the hero.

 

6. Her Summon

MC’s
Overpoweredness
Characters Plot Art Total
19/20
8/10
8/10
10/10
45/50

Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy

 Manhwa Storyline:

In this Korean manhwa, we will read about a boy named Jin-Kyung. He has been hibernating in his home for almost three years. He is completely shut off from the outside world as he only spends time with his 2D friends. Wait! Doesn’t that sound familiar? 

Yes, this is the story of almost all the Otakus out there. As if to make the dream of every Otaku come true, Jin-Kyung gets an invitation to another world. Not only that, it is a petite girl who has summoned him since she needs his help.

 

5. Tower of God

Tower of God
MC’s
Overpoweredness
Characters Plot Art Total
19/20
8/10
9/10
10/10
46/50

Genre: Action, Adventure, Shounen

 Manhwa Storyline:

Characters in this manhwa have only one aim and that is to reach the top of the Tower of God. It has got various floors that need to be cleared by the participants in order to reach the top. The participants are normally chosen by the Tower itself but in some cases, people can enter of their own free will who are known as Irregulars. 

Baam is one of these Irregulars who wish to climb to the top and meet Rachel, his childhood friend. But it is not as straightforward as he thinks and he will face perilous challenges along the way.

 

4. Noblesse

Noblesse
MC’s
Overpoweredness
Characters Plot Art Total
19/20
8/10
10/10
10/10
47/50

Genre: Vampire, Action, Adventure

 Manhwa Storyline:

Our protagonist in this manhwa is Rai who is under constant threat from a mysterious organization known as the Union. Rai’s friend comes to his rescue and gets him enrolled into the Ye Ran High School to keep his identity hidden. 

But Rai will not experience peace for a long time as eventually, he has to face the Union himself. On the other side we will come to know that Rai’s friend, Frankenstein is none other than a former Union agent who has joined the security staff of Rai’s school.

 

3. Nano Machine

Nano Machine
MC’s
Overpoweredness
Characters Plot Art Total
19/20
9/10
10/10
10/10
48/50

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Martial Arts

 Manhwa Storyline:

Nano Machine is a manhwa that tells the story of an orphan named Cheon Yeo-Woon. Cheon belongs to the Demonic Cult and his life has been put in grave danger suddenly. As a result, a descendant from his future comes to visit him and puts a nanomachine into his body. 

After the nanomachine gets activated, Cheon’s life begins to change completely. With its help, he is on the path to becoming the strongest martial artist by surpassing the whole Demonic Cult.

 

2. The Breaker

The Breaker
MC’s
Overpoweredness
Characters Plot Art Total
19/20
10/10
10/10
10/10
49/50

Genre: Martial Arts, Action, Shounen

 Manhwa Storyline:

After always getting bullied in his school by a group of thugs, Shi-Woon is desperate to change his life. He has even considered suicide after being weak and helpless for a long time. At last, he changes his mind and decides to ask a powerful martial artist named Chun-Woo for help. 

But Chun-Woo immediately rejects him and says that he doesn’t just take anyone as his student. Soon our protagonist finds out how Chun-Woo had gained his powers for the first time. This might be exactly the key to persuading his teacher to take him under his wings.

 

1. Solo Leveling

Solo Leveling
MC’s
Overpoweredness
Characters Plot Art Total
20/20
10/10
10/10
10/10
50/50

Genre: Adventure, Action, Power Fantasy

 Manhwa Storyline:

Solo Leveling is one of the most popular Korean manhwas where we follow the story of Sung Jinwoo. He is an E-class hunter, which is the lowest class, making him the weakest out of all the hunters

As a result, everyone looks down on him and he doesn’t have any other accomplishments to show them to. His life is in complete tatters when suddenly he comes across a dungeon with his party. It is not any ordinary dungeon and he can make use of it to make his life better.

 

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Finally, we have come to the end of our long list. Here you will find all the manhwa where the protagonist is very powerful but often underestimated by those around him. They have proved time and time again that it is not wise to hold them in low regard as they can strike back anytime and prove their true potential.

 

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