Other works written by Dalyoung Im:
+ Manhwa/AflameInferno
+ Manga/BlackGod
+ Manga/{{Freezing}}
+ {{Koimoku}}
+ Manga/OnihimeVS
+ Manga/ThePhantomKing
+ Manga/RebirthTheLunaticTaker
+ UnbalanceXUnbalance
+ Manhwa/ZeroTheBeginningOfTheCoffin
+ ZeroCircleOfFlow]

''The Legend of Maian'' (마이언 전기 Mayan Chronicles) is a Korean novel and an ongoing {{manhwa}} created by [[Creator/LimDallYoung Dal-young Im]] and illustrated by Soo-cheol Jeong. The plot revolves around the story of Fenix Maian, a weak and naive young man who unknowingly unleashes the powerful sorceress Feicia Rand Philistine.

''The Legend of Maian'' takes place in the fictional kingdom of Shurian. Here, the countries bid for power by using regular military means or by using joosts (mages) or people that can use madra (magic). Of all the countries, the countries of Shurian and Pennsylvania are the strongest. Each country is ruled by a king with its joosts often having a high-ranking position. So far, only Shurian, Meningrad and Pennsylvania are the only countries to be mentioned.

The powerful sorceress, [[HotWitch Feicia Rand Philistine]], once tried to TakeOverTheWorld. In the wake of her terror and destruction, a young man rebelled against her oppression and domination. The people called him [[FolkHero Yongja Maian (Maian the brave)]] and it was he who was eventually able to seal away the evil sorceress.

A thousand years later [[TheHero Fenix Maian]], a descendant of Maian the Brave has just probably made the biggest mistake of his life when he releases the sealed sorceress that his ancestors have tried so hard to imprison. Now he is charged with the task of trying to keep the sorceress from once again trying to take over the world...

!!''The Legend of Maian'' has examples of:

* AbsoluteCleavage: C'mon, guess [[HotWitch who]]...
* AccidentalHero: Feicia
* BadassBookworm: Feicia
* BadassFamily: Except Fenix, the whole family is practically built [[BadAssFamily on this trope]].
** Recently Fenix has been showing signs of Badassery as well. [[spoiler:Now he's gonna have to be Badass, since his all powerful girlfriend is dead.]]
* BelligerentSexualTension: Between Fenix and Felicia. [[spoiler: They eventually admit their feelings to each other and consummate their relationship, only for Felicia to be brainwashed.]]
* TheBerserker: Anyone with the Devilshu Curse. [[spoiler: Fenix post-time skip. It's a pretty serious case to, as it apparently doesn't take much to push him into this state. Though whether it is from unresolved grief over what happened to Felicia or his powers being uncontrollable (or a combination of both) is yet to be seen.]]
* BoringInvincibleHero: The main characters, except Felix and Ruby, [[spoiler: which is part of what leads to Felicia's demise.]]
* BreakTheCutie: [[spoiler: Felix got hit ''very'' hard by Felicia's sacrifice. And it's implied that something bad happened to the Regis Knights during the TimeSkip.]]
** [[spoiler: Ruby gets this treatment also as her formerly kind, loving master turns into a {{Jerkass}} who abuses her.]]
* CallARabbitASmeerp: Humans are called Shurian.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Felicia doesn't like it when other girls get close to Felix.
* CoDragons: The Regis Knights to Feicia. [[spoiler: The apparent BigBad is one of them, making him a DragonAscendant.]]
** Post time skip, the BigBad has a set of his own now. [[spoiler: Felicia is one of them due to memory loss and brainwashing.]]
* CombatPragmatist: Diha Shion. [[spoiler: Not opposed to using imposters, hostages or poison pills to get his victories.]]
* ClothingDamage: Happens during Felicia's first match during the TournamentArc.
* ChurchMilitant: The church sister Cornelia. Her church taught their nuns how to wield weapons and cast battle spells.
* CrutchCharacter: [[spoiler:Felicia]]
* DeflectorShields: Another of Feicia's spells, simple called Absolute Defense Field. Seems to be limited to holding two people.
* DontTouchItYouIdiot: The seal that kept Feicia a prisoner.
* DidYouJustHaveSex: [[spoiler: Everyone's reaction to Felicia and Fenix's perkiness the day after they slept together. Which leads to...]]
** [[spoiler:DeathBySex:Soon afterwards, Felicia is killed.]]
* DragonAscendant: [[spoiler: The present day BigBad was one of Felicia's Knights.]]
* DramaticIrony: Post time skip Lin Light and Meldra are searching for the descendant of Maian the Brave. [[[spoiler: They have actually run into Felix twice in as many days and had to fight him back when he was going into his berserk mood.]]
* EvilLaugh: [[spoiler:Fenix, post TimeSkip.]]
* EyesAlwaysShut: Ma Jin
* FanService: Surprisingly...
* FieryRedhead - Lyna Mia Delta
* FirstKiss
* FolkHero: Paiz Maian the Brave.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: [[spoiler:Fenix]] when accessing the hidden power.
* HappilyMarried: Lans and Winia, Felix's brother and sister-in-law.
* HeroicLineage: Fenix, but he appears to be weaker than other members of his [[BadAssFamily family]]. His younger brother is a better swordsman and his father leads an army. Fenix is hinted to have a hidden power that defeated Felicia 1000 years ago. [[spoiler: If he does have it, Felicia claims she will try to kill him ]]
** Which has shown itself during volume 6.
* HiddenBuxom: Lin turns out to be a girl. Which is only revealed after her cloak is taken off.
* HotWitch: Felicia, Lyna, and others. Post time skip, Ruby is on her way to being one.
* HumansAreBastards: Pretty much the whole premise, although it could just be said humans are very human centric, and just happen to be the most powerful race so we hurt the most other species. We have not seen the other races acting any better or really at all mostly.
* IgnoredEnemy: Oh so many times. Then again there are very few enemies who take them on in a fight.
* JekyllAndHyde: Those who suffer the Devilshu curse are generally nice people until their curse acts up which will make them either very big Jerk asses or full on Berserker.
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler: Felix post-time skip is seen verbally and physically abusing Ruby multiple times and once tried to kill a man who stood up for her; it's clear from early on that he is NOT the same person he used to be.]]
* KillItWithFire: Felicia tends to do this with her enemies.
* KillSat: [[spoiler: One of Felix's powers. His Ancestor could do it to.]]
* KnightOfCerebus: Diha Shion. [[spoiler: He proves to be A LOT more effective than the villains before him. The first time he's confronted by the heroes, they are ''completely'' destroyed. Their defeat has serious repercussions and results in a much darker and depressing tone for the rest of the series.]]
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: [[spoiler: Ruby was Fenix's only companion during the five year TimeSkip, and the only person thus-far that has had any sort of success in pulling him out of his Berserk rages (though it takes a lot of effort on her part)]]
* LongBusTrip: After not appearing since the second chapter of the series, Felix's brother Lans and wife appear in Volume 13 again and have several chapters about their times.
* TheLostLenore: [[spoiler:Felicia becomes one with her apparent death and then brainwashing.]]
* [[LostTechnology Lost Magic]]: The only reason Pennsylvania is a threat is that they have been learning all of Feicia's old magic spells and summons.
* LoveTriangle: Fenix is in love with his brother's wife, she kinda flirts with him, and his brother is well married to her. Then Fenix left that village and the whole thing took background to the plot.
** Fenix, Felicia, and Ruby: it's quite clear that both the girls like Fenix, but his affections for them have not been specified although it seems like he gets jealous over Felicia.
*** [[spoiler:Which has concluded into choosing Felicia... till she died.]]
* MagicKnight: Fenix after the TimeSkip.
* MakingASplash: Ma Jin made quite an entré with a bit of water.
* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: Fenix expected this, most likely because of his family, but Feicia [[http://www.mangatoshokan.com/read/Legend-of-Maian/Dredshi/15/8 subverted it.]]
* MenDontCry - Oh, Fenix...
* MissingMom: Ruby
* NotQuiteDead:[[spoiler: Felicia is serving the BigBad but has no memory of her time with Felix.]]
* NukeEm: [[spoiler: How the BigBad gets rid of Felicia.]]
* OlderThanTheyLook: Ruby
** Feicia does not look over 1000 years old either...
*** Try all the Regis Knights, plus Diha Shion.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: To be on the safe side all main characters and villains count, yes even Felix(eventually). For example Lyna is basically a walking nuclear warhead.
** [[spoiler: Funny you should say that. A nuclear explosion is exactly what finally takes out Felicia.]]
* PinballProtagonist: Felix. [[spoiler: Subverted post TimeSkip when he TookALevelInBadass and is now driving the plot forward, as opposed to just following Felicia around.]]
* PlayingWithFire: Another of Feicia's favorite attack methods and the weakness of the monster trees.
** Lyna Mia Delta's and Anna Maise's favorite attacks too.
* PleasePutSomeClothesOn: Felicia often gets this from Felix.
* TheQuietOne: Ma jin
* RedEyesTakeWarning: The divine power that granted Paiaz Maian victory over Felicia turns its user's eyes red. Felicia has stated in no uncertain terms that if Felix ever manifests that power she will consider him an enemy and strike him down. [[spoiler: Though, she decides to just sleep with him instead.]]
* TheRival: Lyna Mia Delta is stated to be Feicia's rival.
* SamusIsAGirl: [[spoiler: Lin]]. Lampshaded by the character herself.
--> (slightly embarrassed) "You seriously didn't notice?"
* SealedEvilInACan: Feicia's prison
* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend
* ShesAllGrownUp: [[spoiler: Ruby post time skip]]
* ShockAndAwe: Feicia's most common type of attack so far.
* TheSlacker: Fenix
** Lyna too. Though that's more because she simply outclasses everyone around her, including the inhibited Felicia.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Is it Fenix or Felix? And is his brother Lance or Lans?
* SquishyWizard: Feicia, despite her power is pretty weak physically. She's no more stronger than an ordinary woman and even Fenix can take her down.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Felicia's outfit.
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: [[spoiler: Fenix, post TimeSkip. He's clearly '''very''' powerful, but his inability to control himself makes him a danger to everyone around him.]]
* TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler:Averted. Maian the Brave died in his battle against Felicia, but did not chose to kill her. Instead he sealed her powers.]]
* TearsOfBlood: [[spoiler: Uraeshi Soun, clearly visible in the flashback, following the death of Ellina.]]
** And earlier Lyna Mia Delta [[spoiler: upon the death of her husband]]
* TimeSkip: Part 2 starts about 5 years after [[spoiler: Felicia's death. The BigBad has started an all out war against the other nations and it isn't going well for them.]]
* TokenMiniMoe: Ruby probable to balance out Feicia.
** Not after the TimeSkip
* TookALevelInBadAss: Felix during the TournamentArc, as in caught a knife to the face. No it didn't hit his face he caught it both hands before it did.
** Felix was actually forced into joining the tournament by Felicia so that he could take this level [[spoiler: and to give Felicia the chance to see if Felix might have inherited the power that defeated her in the past.]]
** Arguably [[spoiler: Ruby for always standing between Felix in his berserk state and potential victims. She doesn't even flinch when she knocked him out with a surprise attack. Compare this to the whiny girl from five years ago.]]
** Felix, post TimeSkip, has become one of the strongest characters in the setting. However, it also came with...
* TookALevelInJerkAss: The years during the TimeSkip were not kind to Felix, turning him into a bitter and jaded {{AntiHero}} with a ''nasty'' temper.
** It's implied that a lot of this is due to [[spoiler: the large amount of unresolved grief he carries due to Felicia's death sometimes causes his powers to go out of control, sending him into berserk rages. It's also implied that something bad happened to the Regis knights he traveled with.]]
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: The old Felix still shines through on occasion.
* TournamentArc: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The sacred fighting tournament]]
* TouchedByVorlons: It is said Maian the Brave was blessed by three powerful goddesses, including the Goddess of Creation Warna ValNagasath.
* TrueCompanions: Two distinct sets in ancient times. Maian the Brave had Combat Expert Cein Meed, Kaizer Master Ultimate Dragoon Olienne Vishuel, Rand Seiron Mercenary King Diglant Filtnei, and Feil Master Blade Master Demisiren Ian Milicent. Felicia had her Regis Knights as well.
* UndyingLoyalty: Even after 1000 years, the Regis Knights remain loyal to Felicia. [[spoiler: Strongly averted for Diha Shion who was ironically the most loyal to Felicia in the beginning.]]
** Ruby is this to Felix. [[spoiler: She remained loyal to him for 5 years, despite his Devilshu Curse and his {{Jerkass}} abuse of her.]]
* WhatTheHellHero: [[spoiler: Felix gets called out on his {{Jerkass}} behavior post TimeSkip by the new characters.]]
* WhenTreesAttack
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: Some of the Regis Knights express angst over having lived for so long.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: [[spoiler:Fenix, post TimeSkip.]]
* XanatosGambit: According to Lyna, when Maian sealed Felicia away he didn't seal away her powers, probably assumed she might need them back for some greater evil. If none shows up, then great, no more evil, but if one does then she'll come in handy.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Felix and his brother Lans.