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Top 10 Must-Read Manhwa With an Overpowered Protagonist, Ranked!

Who doesn’t love overpowered protagonists? Moreover, the main characters, who are initially underdogs and later become the badass last boss, are just chefs kiss.

And if the stories are not those harem ones that make no sense, then the experience of reading in leisure becomes a dream come true.

It is hard to find the perfect manhwa that checks all the aspects. So, whenever I want to read something or the other happens within the story, I lose interest in reading it further.

I’m not the only person who this issue, right? So I present you with some masterpieces with overpowered main characters. Trust me; if you start reading these, you cannot back out until you finish it; they are that good!

10. The Legendary Moonlight Sculptor

Moonlight Sculptor manhwa comes with the urge to download MMORPG games. Regardless of whether you’re into gaming or not, this manhwa will surely interest you.

Top 10 Must-Read Manhwa With an Overpowered Protagonist, Ranked!
The Legendary Moonlight Sculptor | Source: Fandom

Lee Hyun is an expert gamer who sells his legendary avatar as he is stuck in a financial crisis. Lee Hyun is baffled to find out that his character is sold for 3.1 billion won.

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He learns that gaming can bring you money after all and starts to play a virtual reality game. Finally, after carefully contemplating all choices, Lee Hyun decides to make his life better with games.

9. Tomb Raider King

Let me just hype this manhwa because it’s brilliant! I’m a simp for the protagonist. He is drop-dead gorgeous. In a peaceful average world, tombs containing relics appeared all over the world.

Top 10 Must-Read Manhwa With an Overpowered Protagonist, Ranked!
Tomb Raider King | Source: Fandom

These relics held phenomenal powers that could grant their wielders different abilities. Joo-Heon, our protagonist, is betrayed by his employer and left to die. However, Joo-Heon is no tragic character; he is the king of robbery.

I’m not kidding; the main character is literally a thief who steals relics. Joo-Heon is a fascinating character; his personality is comparatively different from what we expect from the stereotypical protagonist. He is like a breath of fresh air, and I highly recommend this manhwa.

8. Tower of God

Tower of God has 400 plus chapters. It’s almost close to 500 but let me tell you, every chapter is worth it. You know a series is good when it’s so popular that it gets an anime adaptation. Tower of God has one!

The story focuses on the main character Baam whose only friend Rachel disappears in front of him.

Top 10 Must-Read Manhwa With an Overpowered Protagonist, Ranked!
Tower of God | Source: Fandom

Baam chases her back, which leads him to enter the tower can give him anything he desires, but how will he survive in the tower with no abilities whatsoever? Is Baam really cannon fodder, or does he have some secret ability that he is unaware of?

7. Second Life Ranker

After getting back from the mandatory military service, Eon-woo gets a parcel with his twin brother’s picture and a pocket watch.

Eon-woo’s twin brother, Jeong-woo, was missing for the past five years. As Eon-woo holds the pocket watch, he sees flashes of his missing brother.

Top 10 Must-Read Manhwa With an Overpowered Protagonist, Ranked!
Second Life Ranker | Source: Fandom

The watch held his memories as a journal, and it reveals that he teleported to a mysterious tower wherein several universes and dimensions integrate.

While climbing up the tower and raising his levels, Jeong-woo was betrayed by his friends and brutally murdered.

After learning the truth, it becomes Eon-woo’s mission to avenge Jeong-woo’s death. Later he receives a message that he fulfills the condition to register as a player; it becomes his path for revenge.

6. SSS-Class Suicide Hunter

I love stories that give an insight into the characters’ ethics and morals. It adds more depth to the story, and it doesn’t feel two-dimensional.

At times action genres focus more on the fight scenes and less time on the dynamic or nature of relationships within the story. This manhwa covers it all. The protagonist is obviously overpowered, but at the same time, he is so much more than that.

Top 10 Must-Read Manhwa With an Overpowered Protagonist, Ranked!
SSS-Class Suicide Hunter | Source: Fandom

All Gong-ja wanted was to get an S-class skill to help him raise his level in the tower. He was highly envious of an S-ranker that he desperately wished to have his skill.

The tower grants him his wish with an S-level skill card that can copy anyone skill of the other person, but there is a catch; he needs to die to copy the skill.

5. The God of High School

Listen to your elders when they say do not reply to suspicious invitations promising to fulfill all your desires on the condition that you win the tournament. Two things might follow: either you might die or become Jin Mori.

Top 10 Must-Read Manhwa With an Overpowered Protagonist, Ranked!
The God of High School | Source: Fandom

Jin Mori is your average 17-year-old Taekwondo black belt who has never lost a fight. Due to his fighting skills, he received an invitation to participate in The God of High School.

The strongest fighters from all over Korea are invited to join this tournament that can grant them anything they desire.

4. The Beginning After The End

Everything is perfect about this manhwa, be it’s pace, plot or theme, artstyle and visuals, and majorly the main character. King grey had everything that he ever wanted wealth, prestige, power, but he was filled with solitude with no meaning to his life.

Top 10 Must-Read Manhwa With an Overpowered Protagonist, Ranked!
The Beginning After The End | Source: Fandom

Soon his past life ended, and he was reborn in a fantasy world.

He gets another chance to live a peaceful life with his loving family finally, and unlike his past, no one out there to assassinate him; however, will this peace last forever? Or is there a dark side to it?

3. Omniscient Reader’s Viewpoint

Ask BL readers about this manhwa, and you will find at least 4 out of 10 who know this manhwa because they ship the main characters. The dynamics are absolutely beautiful.

Like us, Kim Dokja is also an otaku who is the sole reader of a novel with over 3000+ chapters.

Top 10 Must-Read Manhwa With an Overpowered Protagonist, Ranked!
Omniscient Reader’s Viewpoint | Source: Fandom

Finally, after ten long years of supporting the author, the epilogue of the novel is published. Dokja sends the author an appreciation text and gets a gift in return.

That gift becomes the key to Dokja’s survival as the fantasy world of the novel becomes his reality. It’s a reverse isekai; his ordinary world becomes a wreck when the events from the novel take place in real life.

2. Eleceed

Since I was looking for some action manhwa, I avoided Eleceed because the cover looked super soft- a soft boy with his cat.

So, like any other slice of life reader, I assumed it was a soft read filled with no action. And let me tell you, that was one of the worst decisions in my life; I should have read it earlier!

The day I started reading it, I realized how much I was missing in my life. It was so soft, so precious, so pure, and so OP. So, my fellow cat lovers, this manhwa was made to move you to tears.

Top 10 Must-Read Manhwa With an Overpowered Protagonist, Ranked!
Eleceed | Source: Fandom

The story is set in a world where a particular minority of people have special hidden abilities. The world is the same for ordinary people; however, it’s an eat or be eaten world for the ability users.

Kaiden, one of the strongest ability users, injures himself in the battle and temporarily transforms himself into a cat. Jiwoo, our cinnamon roll of a protagonist, saves him.

 But Jiwoo is not just the average person here as he is secretly an ability user. We have already seen a Rat as a master be ready to see a Cat-Kaiden being Jiwoo’s master with his fluffy paws.

1. Solo leveling

Solo Leveling based on the novel “Only I Level Up” is the best manhwa webtoon to read with an overpowered main character.

Solo leveling was the manhwa that got me into action manhwa, and ever since I am hooked, I cannot back away now. The webtoon is so popular that you will find petitions signed for an anime adaptation every third day.

I love this webtoon because of its pace and the transition between Jin-Woo’s initial personality and when he becomes overwhelmingly strong. Sung Jin-Woo, our protagonist, is an E-ranker who risks his life even in the weakest Dungeons.

Top 10 Must-Read Manhwa With an Overpowered Protagonist, Ranked!
Solo leveling | Source: Fandom

While barely surviving, Jin-Woo finds a hidden dungeon of hardest difficulty within the D-rank dungeon.

But things soon change when he receives a secret quest log visible only to him. This secret yet strange power changes Jin-Woo into the strongest S-rank hunter.

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