Sung Jin-Woo - Solo Leveling Wiki

Sung Jin-Woo is the protagonist of the Manhwa “Solo Leveling”. Sung Jin-Woo started as the weakest E-Rank Hunter, he was just a bit stronger than a normal human. He was known as “The World’s Weakest(Manhwa: Chapter 1). 

Even at this level, he decided to work as a Hunter to cover his mother’s medical bills and his sister’s education since his father has been missing for 10 years now after entering a Gate.

Sung Jinwoo

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History

Sung Jin Woo Past

There are two types of people living in Solo Leveling, the first type are normal people like you and me, the others are people who were reawakened. The reawakened are called “Hunters” and gain enhanced physical abilities as well as unique skills

Their main job is to clear Gates that are appearing all around the world. Inside those Gates or “Dungeons” dwell monsters and demons of all kinds. To successfully clear the Gate you first need to kill the Final Boss, like in a game. If not taken care of in time, the Gate breaks, and the monsters are released into the real world.

Sung Jin Woo Past

One day, his raid party and he ventured into a C-Rank Dungeon where they found a Double Gate (Manhwa: Chap 2). The Double Gate was at least S-Rank and a massacre was inevitable. With no way to escape nor fight back, Sung Jin-Woo on the brink of despair finally realized that the Dungeon had rules

When they were just about to make it, his comrades betrayed him and left him behind to die. Miraculously, instead of dying, he experienced a Double Awakening and acquired the “Black Heart” of the Shadow Monarch. He was chosen by the system to become a “Player,” making him the one and only Hunter with the ability to constantly evolve and level up (Manhwa: Chapter 11).

This is when it all begins.

Sung Jin Woo

Jin Woo

Character Info

Alive

Race:

Human

Birth:

Death: –

Affiliations:

-Rulers

-The System

Weapons:

-Daggers

-Kamish’s Wrath

-Knight Killer

-Demon King’s Daggers

-Baruka’s Dagger

 

More Information

Gender: Male

Relations

Sung Il-Hwan (Fathe/Dad)

Jin-Ah (Sister)

Park Kyung-Hye (Mother)

Sung Su-Ho (Son)

Cha Hae-In (Wife)

Yoo Jin-Ho (Brother In Law)

Appearances in ANIME/Manga

Manhwa: Chapter 1

Light Novel: Chapter 1

 

Appearance

Solo Leveling

Sung Jin-Woo is a ravishing Hunter. Not only handsome but intelligent as well. He has jet black hair, sharp gray eyes that show no emotions, defined muscles, and a smile that in its rare appearance, can make your heart melt. He is considered averagely tall and thin.

His eyes, when angry or getting serious, start to glow in a light purple color that strikes fear into anyone who meets his gaze. He is shown most of the time wearing black tracksuits or formal black tuxes.

Of course, he became like this after becoming a Player. Before his awakening, he was very thin but with no muscles at all, much shorter with long messy hair, till now he always wakes up with a bedhead. He looked much younger than his actual age.

Personality

Sung Jin-Woo has the complete and utmost confidence in his strength and abilities. He also knows his current limit and will retreat when facing an enemy stronger than he is to take the time to level up and try again after making the necessary preparations. He fights with his fists as well as his brain to make sure to always come back to his family.

He puts his family’s life and safety above all else and will leave anyone or anything behind if they are in danger.

He looks and acts like a cold, serious person and will only warm up to the people who acknowledge and respect him. While fighting, he is ruthless and looks more like a monster than a human. He does not hesitate to kill monsters or humans that he considers as despicable as monsters.

Sun Jin Woo Personality

He doesn’t have many friends and spends most of his time in Dungeons to level up and get stronger (Manhwa: Chapter 140).

He will go to great lengths for the few people he calls Friends and will risk his life for any human life. Jun-Woo can be seen as cruel and scary but he has a golden heart that cares for everybody around him. His power made him a bit arrogant, he is nothing like his shy, impressionable former self.

Jin-Woo can be disrespectful to people of high status and very polite with the persons that he respects even monsters if they earn his trust like Esil, the demon girl he met during the “Demon Castle” quest (Manhwa: Chapter 82).  

Sun Jin Woo Personality

He is brave, danger does not scare him. This is a quality that he had even before gaining power.

Our MC is not materialistic and doesn’t care about money or fame. He cherishes his privacy and dislikes attention. When he cleared the Jeju Island Raid by himself, he left all the magic crystals behind so the government could use them to rebuild (Manhwa: Chapter 106). 

When he was in the A-Rank Dungeon and saved the “Hunters” Guild raid party, he left all the Boss’s drops to the original owners of the Dungeon, he explicitly said that he shouldn’t be too greedy and only extracted the Boss’s shadow (Manhwa: Chapter 75).

He also does not care if he is thanked or rewarded for all his good deeds. He saved Yoo Jin-Ho’s father from the “Eternal Slumber” and kept it a secret, he also saved multiple people’s lives very discreetly and left the scenes without any second thoughts to the matter (Manhwa: Chapter 139).

His ego is so strong that even the Shadow Monarch could not take over his body and he kept his consciousness even after his Black Heart awakened (Manhwa: Chapter 130).

Strengths and Skills

Sung Jin-Woo is the possessor of the Black Heart, the Vessel of the strongest Monarch, the Shadow Monarch, and has his strength and abilities. He is also a Player that can constantly level up, and has no limits as Norma Selner, the “Upgrader” revealed when she wanted to make Jin Woo surpass his limits. (Manhwa: Chapter 109). This makes him the strongest Hunter in the entire world. Jin-Woo even has a chance to transcend the Monarchs and the Rulers alike.

Not only does he have an extremely long list of skills and abilities at his disposition he also has the equipment to go with them.

Solo Leveling Shadow Extraction

Shadow Extraction

No Mana is required except for the regeneration of shadows. Shadow extraction is a unique skill possessed by the Shadow Monarch. It makes any of the defeated enemies, whether they are beasts or people, and revive them in the way that they become Jin Woo’s shadows. 

They come back to life as shadows whose only purpose is to follow the caster’s order. The only beings who are immune to this skill are beasts with souls that are evil to infinite extents. Like, one of the BEAST monarchs that we saw in the manhwa

Shadow

The extraction of the shadow can fail if the corps has been dead for too long or if the target is stronger than the caster.

The Shadow Soldiers are summoned directly from inside Sung’s shadow and they are immortal. As long as he has Mana he can regenerate them indefinitely.

He can also assign his Soldier to dwell inside other people’s shadows for protection, espionage are surprising attacks.

Furthermore, every single shadow can level up and gain more power as they go to battle, most of them are now stronger than their original self

Command Phrase: Arise

Domain of the monarch

Domain of the Monarch

This power is a straight killer. Domain of the Monarch is such an overpowered ability that anyone in an RPG game will die to have. 

With the use of this power, Jin-Woo can temporarily increase the strength of his army, making them stronger and faster than they already were.

Save Shadow

Save Shadow

No Mana Required. The ability to save the shadow that he extracted

Rulers Authority

Ruler’s Authority

A Pyro ability that allows Jin-Woo to control any objects even when he isn’t present. This gives him an edge over a lot of other strong characters.

Assassins

Stealth

200 Mana to extinguish all traces of you, 10 Mana per second to hide instantly. Stealth is an Assassin’s ability that hides away everything. It’s like, Jin-Woo didn’t even exist. From the smell to sound, he becomes a NINJA beast.

Shadow Exchange

Shadow Exchange

Sung Jin-Woo can teleport himself and exchange bodies with any of the shadow soldiers no matter where they arc. This was seen multiple times in the Manhwa.

Longevity

Longevity

Using Longevity, Jin-Woo won’t be affected by things like poison, and other substances that will cause harm to his body.

Bloodlust

Bloodlust

Jin-Woo would kick the guy down. Effect “Fear” -50% of all stats.

Immunity

Immunity

This will make Jin-Woo against all the critical hits or debuffs that cause problems to the player’s abilities. 

Mutilate

Mutilation

Using a Dagger, Sung Woo can rip ANYONE into pieces.

Detoxification

Detoxification

Detoxification removes every harmful substance that will harm Jin-Woo’s body. 

Tenacity

Tenacity

Using a Dagger, Sung Woo can rip ANYONE into pieces.

Vital Strike

Vital Strike

70 Mana. Using a Dagger, you learn to attack efficiently and deal critical damage to vital areas.

Quicksilver

Quicksilver

Sung Woo surpasses his speed limitations by increasing it to 30%

Critical Chain

Usage of multiple daggers that will attack from all directs

Advanced Dagger

Advanced Dagger Arts

Dagger Throw

Dagger Throw

Sung Woo surpasses his speed limitations by increasing it to 30%

Jin-Woo's Weapons

Steel Blade

Kim Sangshik’s Steel Blade

  • Attack: +10
  • Rasaka’s Fang
  • Obtained after defeating Rasaka (Manhwa: Chapter 17)
  • Item Class: C
  • Type: Dagger
  • Attack: +25
  • Effect “Paralyse” attacked foes have a chance to become unable to move
  • Effect “Bleed” attacked foes lose 1% of their health every 1 second
Knight Killer

Knight Killer

  • Bought from the store
  • Item Class: B
  • Type: Dagger
  • +75 Attack
  • Effect “Knight Slayer”: it is used against an opponent with heavy armor, your attacks deal 25% additional damage
Orb of Avarice

The Orb of Avarice

  • Item Class: A
  • Type: Magic Item
  • Effect “Desire for Destruction”, Doubles magic Mana.
Barukas Dagger

Baruka’s Dagger

  • One of Baran’s Drops
  • Item Class: A
  • Type: Dagger
  • +110 Attack, Agility +10
Demon King's Dagger

Devil King's Dagger

  • One of Baran’s Drops
  • Item Class: S
  • Type: Dagger
  • +220 Attack
  • Set effect ‘Two in One’: Attack = Strength + Dagger’s Attack.
Demon King's Longswor

The Long Sword of the Demon King Baran

  • Item Class: S
  • Type: Dagger
  • +350 Attack
  • Effect “Whitish Storm”: It summons lighting every time the bearer swings the sword,
Kamish Wrath

Kamish’s Wrath:

  • Item Class: ???
  • Type: Dagger
  • +1,500 Attack

Jin-Woo's Equipment

Warden’s Necklace

  • Item: Class A
  • Type: Necklace
  • Agility +20, Sense +20
Chestplace

High Knight’s Chestplate

  • Acquired during the Job Change Quest (Manhwa: Chapter 38)
  • Item Class: B
  • Type: Armor
  • +7% physical damage reduction (slow movement speed if your strength is below 80)
High Knight's Gauntlet

High Knight’s Gauntlet

Ring

High Knight’s Ring

Ring

High Magicien Ring

Ring

Archer’s Gloves

Assassin’s Boots

Red Knight’s Helmet

  • A drop after defeating Igris (Manhwa: Chapter 40)
  • Item Class: S
  • Type: Armor
  • +15% Physical Damage Reduction
  • +20 Stamina, +20 Strength
Demon Monarch earring

Demon Monarch's Earring

  • Acquired during the Demon Castle Quest (Manhwa: Chapter 60)
  • Item Class: S
  • Type: Accessory
  • Strength +20, Vitality +20
  • Set: The Crown Jewels of the Monarch of Demons
  • Demon Monarch’s Earring
  • Demon Monarch’s Necklace
  • Demon Monarch’s Ring
  • Set Bonus:
  • Set bonus effect 1. All Stats +5 (2 Items)
  • Set bonus effect 2. All Stats +10 (3 Items)
Demon monarch necklace

Demon Monarch's Necklace

  • Acquired during the Demon Castle Quest (Manhwa: Chapter 61)
  • Item Class: S
  • Type: Accessory
  • Agility +20, Intelligence +20
  • Set: The Crown Jewels of the Monarch of Demons
  • Demon Monarch’s Earring
  • Demon Monarch’s Necklace
  • Demon Monarch’s Ring
  • Set Bonus:
  • Set bonus effect 1. All Stats +5 (2 Items)
  • Set bonus effect 2. All Stats +10 (3 Items)

Demon Monarch's Ring

  • cquired during the Demon Castle Quest (Manhwa: Chapter 88)
  • Item Class: S
  • Type: Accessory
  • Perception +20, Intelligence +20
  • Set: The Crown Jewels of the Monarch of Demons
  • Demon Monarch’s Earring
  • Demon Monarch’s Necklace
  • Demon Monarch’s Ring
  • Set Bonus:
  • Set bonus effect 1. All Stats +5 (2 Items)
  • Set bonus effect 2. All Stats +10 (3 Items)

Potions

Rasaka’s Venom

  • Item Class: A
  • Effect “Rasaka’s Steel Scales”: -20% Physical Damage Taken
  • Debuff “ Weakened Muscles”: -35 Strength

Mana Potion

  • Item Class: E
  • Type: Consumable
  • +500 Mana after consumption

Healing Potion

  • Item Class: E
  • Type: Consumable
  • Restores a bit of Health after consumption.

Holy Water of Life

  • Acquired During the Demon Castle Quest (Manhwa: Chapter 88)
  • Item Class: S
  • Type: Consumable
  • A potion that can cure any disease

Items

Dungeon Key

Dungeon Key

  • Item Class: E
  • Type: Key
Raikan

Raikan's Fang

  • Item Class: None
  • Type: Junk

Leather Pouch

  • Type: Container
  • Pouch to carry money

Bandages

Warm Fur Coat

Warm Gloves

Demon Castle Key

  • Item Class: S
  • Type: Key

Warm Fur Coat

  • Item Class: S
  • Type: Key

Castle Door Key

  • Item Class: A
  • Type: Key

Cerberus Fang

  • Item Class: None
  • Type: Material

Volcan’s Horn

World Tree Fragment

Spring Water of the Echoing Forest

Purified Blood of Demon King

Titles

Wolf Slayer

  • This title was given to Sung-Woo after he mastered the art of killing wolves. But it has its benefits.
  • The Wolf Slayer title increases Jin-Woo’s proficiency by 40% if he’s fighting a beast.
  •  (Manhwa: Chapter 14)

The one who overcame adversity

  • A title given to those who persevere and fight against the odds heroically.
  • Your stats will increase according to the health that you lost during the battle.
  • +1% stat every -1% HP
  • (Manhwa: Chapter 45)

Summons

igris 2

Igris

He is the shadow extracted from the defeated Blood-Red Commander Igris during the Job Change Quest (Manhwa: Chapter 40)

He was upgraded and given the title Elite Knight. He is on the level of an S-Rank Hunter and he is the second strongest summon after Beru.

Abilities

  • Dominator’s Touch
  • Regeneration
  • Tank: He is the shadow of the alpha of the ice bears that Jin-Woo faced and defeated in a Red-Gate during the recruit training of the “Tiger” Guild (Manhwa: Chapter 51).He was upgraded to the title of “Knight” and can be considered as strong as an A-Rank Hunter.
Kim Chul

Hunter Kim Chul

Abilities

  • Regeneration
  • Iron: He is the shadow of A-Rank Hunter Kim Chul, one of the recruits of the “Tiger” Guild that was trapped in the Red-Gate with Sung Jin-Woo. He died because of Sung’s scheme. Sung purposely tries to make him attack at an unreasonable moment so he would die and be turned into a shadow (Manhwa: Chapter 54).

Like Igris he possesses the Title of “Elite Knight” and the power that rivals an S-Rank.

Tusk

Tusk

This summon is the shadow of Kargalgan, the Final Boss of the A-Rank Dungeon that Sung Jin-Woo entered as a porter with the “Hunters” Guild (Manhwa: Chapter 75). He is at the S-Rank level and has the widest set of abilities.

He can attack and defend. A great Magician that turned out to be an invaluable asset.

Abilities

  • Levitation: He can levitate any target and uses this power as a weapon by slamming and crashing his enemies on hard surfaces
  • Regeneration
  • Hymn of Protection: He can materialize a shield to protect himself, the person of his choice or trap his enemies in it.
  • Hymn of the Fire Dragon: The ability to shoot fire from his mouth.
  • Hymn of the Blazing Fire: Fires multiple fireballs simultaneously.
  • Hymn of Agony: A curse that will conjure agonizing pain upon his enemies.
  • Hymn of Frenzy: The ability to weaken his opponent’s defenses.
  • Hymn of Blindness: A curse that will completely bring down his target.
  • Hymn of Slumber: A curse that will slowly drain the target’s stamina.
  • Hymn of Petrification: The ability to petrify his enemies.
  • Hymn of Rage
  • Hymn of Strengthening: The ability to increase his, or a person of his choice, strength.
  • Hymn of Giants: Tusk can increase his size and turn into a Giant.
  • Hymn of Combustion