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The Protagonist. At the start of the story, he suddenly gained the ability to see game effects in real life, apparently at random. He eventually discovers that he has a natural supernatural ability that manifested in a very strange and useful way.
- Accidental Murder: Combined with Does Not Know His Own Strength. When Jae Han witnesses an Attempted Rape in the "Great Labyrinth" dungeon, he immediately rushes to the girl's aid and swats aside the would-be rapists. Unfortunately, he does this with so much force that at least one of them dies. Jae Han doesn't immediately notice until he sees a graphic representation.
- Note that even if the first one was an accident, he did deliberately kill the second. Though its somewhat justified by the fact that they'll revive in the Labyrinth, as well as the fact that they really, really deserved it
- Adaptive Ability: His Gamer ability allows him to acquire and improve skills based on his actions. Doing normal actions such as working out or studying grants him basic EXP, while using an acquired skill increases its level. Extensively using a specific attribute such as Intelligence also has the chance to improve it.
- Anger Born of Worry: Towards Sun Il when the latter was recuperating in the aftermath of the fight with Hwan Sung Gong.
- Appeal to Force: To finally convince the Viking Guild of how dangerous he is, Jae Han calls upon his Spiral Energy Bolt right in front of their face.
- Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Outside of battle (and sometimes even in a fight), he tends to get distracted quite easily, much to the annoyance of other characters. Sometimes this works to his benefit like learning Energy Bolt, which would later become mana arrow, but often it leads to a bit of slapstick coming his way.
- Audience Surrogate: The fact that he's never known about the Abyss, unlike Sun-Il, gives plenty of opportunities for exposition about how the world of the series works.
- Awesome, but Impractical: Chapter 87 (as well as Word of God) reveals that Jee Han's skills "Energy Drain" and "Telekinesis" are the epitome of this. While they seem awesome on paper, in actual practice, they are so conditional as to be basically useless, at least until Jee Han masters "Dual Casting" and even then, they're still very difficult to use and level properly. While Jee Han does eventually gain enough levels in "Telekinesis" that he can use it effectively, he still has not done much work with "Energy Drain" because the biggest drawbacks are its very short range, and that, according to Word of God, he is utterly incapable of movement while using it, ergo, if his target retaliates, he won't be able to dodge incoming blows, or engage in hit and run tactics that this skill would serve best.
- Badass in Distress: In chapter 115, he winds up facing an opponent far stronger than himself, and is surrounded by an army of "living metal" golems all but immune to his magical abilities.
- Jee-Han simply outmanuevers him by spamming his projectiles and using his golems as distractions, abusing his superior mana regen so that the other guy runs dry first.
- Bash Brothers: With Sung-Il. They work pretty well together, despite Jee-Han only having his ability for a few months.
- Batter Up: His first weapon of choice. He tries out several others later, eventually settling on a spear. He abandons weapons almost entirely soon after, opting for long-range magical bombardment instead.
- Berserk Button: Mana farms, or worse, "refining" souls. Kidnapping, fights to the death, even the Black Summoner ripping out the souls of his enemies in the heat of battle doesn't really bother him. Heck, even after seeing slaves being sold on the Abyss website, he was unnerved, but not really angry. But when he heard there's a technique to refine Hwan Sung-Ah's "black soul" or every time he thinks about mana farms, he goes into a brief, murderous rage... until he sees one, up close and personal, and that's when he was planning to inflict cold-blooded murder on the guy involved, even though he had actively resisted killing the same guy when the guy was trying to kill him earlier.
- Jae Han loathes ungrateful bastards with a passion. In chapter 131, after encountering two parties of "players" in the Great Labyrinth, and those two parties start trying to kill each other, he binds them, questions them, and after the first party politely asks him to release them, he does, only to be threatened by the second party, whom he binds again before expressing his extreme displeasure.
- If you're someone from The Abyss who prefers to hunt people for your paycheck, you had better not be a weakling. If you are, he will hate you even more than he would otherwise.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Yes, he's a bit of a Butt Monkey, and has problems resisting a pretty face. That said, he's nice because he can easily afford to be, and his "Gamer's Mind" has literally made it impossible for him to care about taking human lives, no matter how much he hates it, or actively resists doing so.
- Blood from the Mouth: After being stabbed in chapter 118, he starts spitting up blood. This is significant in that this is the first time ever that Jee-Han has bled on screen.
- Blood Knight: Sort of. He doesn't like fighting real people, but he takes to hunting "mobs" in real life like most players take to grinding in games.
- Born Winner: He is a natural ability user of late bloomer variety, meaning Gaia gives him the ability (compared to others who have to acquire theirs through training) and there is no limit to his potential growth.
- Brick Joke: Combined with Lethal Joke Item and Chekhov's Skill. "Fool's Act" shows up again in chapter 119.
- Buttmonkey: With a dash of Cosmic Plaything. All the Comedic Sociopathy in the series lands squarely on his head, and even his ability, "the gamer" often mocks him. Prime examples are the accidental creation of "Fools Act," the snarky tone of "Observe" and later joining The Chunbumoon clan has officially granted the title "Chubunmoon's Fool."
- Character Tic: When he is angry, you will know it. When he's enraged, he has a habit of clenching his teeth until they emit a grinding sound.
- Clueless Chick Magnet: Jee-Han swerves right into this in chapter 113. Lolikano has to specifically tell him that Hwan Sung Ah, Shi-Yun, and Kim Joo-Jin are interested in him before he gets it.
- Combat Medic: On occasion. Learning Yun Hon Soul Recovery has allowed him to heal friends and allies, as well as saving the lives of Hwan Sung-Ah and Kwon Shin Yun. Treating Kwon Shin Yun also lead to the creation of his first truly unique skill, "Remove Curse- Han Jae Han style."
- Combat Pragmatist: While he does not like killing actual humans, he sees nothing wrong with looting his enemies, and often hides underground from strong opponents.
- Combat Tentacles: Looking for a way to lock down his opponents, Jee-Han created the Mana Rope ability, which can act as this.
- Crazy-Prepared: It's a much shorter answer if one questions what he doesn't keep in his "Inventory." In Chapter 136, he's shown having enough prepared lunches to feed three people, one of whom is Kim Yoo Jin, cartons of milk, and a towel, just in case. Furthermore, prior to this, he actually tested to see if food spoils in his Inventory before doing so as those sandwiches were past their expiration date when he pulled them out.
- Cursed with Awesome: His "gamer" special ability has a great many benefits, not the least of which are being able to become filthy rich from looting "mobs" but he's managed to gather the affection of four beautiful women to varying degrees. The downside is that he can't even go to an amusement park on a date without risking having an illusion barrier open up and swallow him, trapping him inside.
- Curtains Match The Windows: His eyes and hair are the same color.
- Deadpan Snarker: At nearly every possible opportunity, but he keeps it to himself about half the time.
- Dishing Out Dirt: His summon, Gnome, is an earth spirit. He's grinded it enough that she's able to perform multiple complex tasks with the required mana, including emergency burrows to escape attacks and moving enough earth to make a massive traphole to disable giant golems.
- Does Not Know His Own Strength: After Kwon Shi Yun tried, and failed, to destroy the Great Labyrith barrier by force, Jae Han tried it himself, and unsurprisingly, also failed, calling himself too weak. At this point, Kwon Shi Yun mentions that his power is five times as strong as hers.
- The Dulcinea Effect: Basically what fuels his desire to save Sung-Ah, combined with a dose of sympathy and his own want for a purpose. This is also originally why he helped Shi-Yun (up until it turned out she can normally take care of herself), but it is much more pronounced with Sung-Ah. It also is a major factor in him becoming involved with Kim Yoo Jin.
- Dull Surprise: A typical response to learning information from the Abyss without appropriate context or examples to compare with. For example, he wasn't really impressed with Lolikiano's claim to be one of the few sages in the worldnote until he got that it equated to a high-rank mage—which instantly turned him starry-eyed. Lampshaded frequently.
- The Empath: After a fashion, thanks to his Observe/Inspect ability also revealing the target's emotional state.
- Evolving Attack: Much to his delight, his Spinning Mana Arrow doesn't just raise in power as he trains with it, but also allows him to shoot multiple ones in a single cast, creating a small barrage.
- Explain, Explain... Oh, Crap!: He has this reaction at the end of chapter 105 when he fully realizes the implications of his class representative suddenly appearing in the "Labyrinth" dungeon.
- Extra-ore-dinary: Has a defensive skill that gives his skin the strength of bronze.
- Flat "What.": After getting kissed by Lolikiano.
- Freak Out: During the early part of the story, Jee-Han couldn't see his mother's title and level, leading him to suspect she's both hiding something and is high level, so when he could somehow see his mother's title and level and see that she was a low-level housewife, he was shocked and was wondering what was going on.
- Genre Savvy: With his Gamer ability putting everything into a context most in-universe people would be hard-pressed to match his knowledge in, Jee-Han is normally able to easily deduce and work thing out in his favor, as long as it doesn't require information he'd have no way to be familiar with, like knowledge from the Abyss.
- Good Feels Good: Downplayed. He does what he thinks is right purely because it's the right thing to do, not because he's expecting some kind of reward, to the confusion of Abyss veterans like Kwon Shi-Yun. Still, he's not opposed to being given what he considers to be an appropriate reward for his efforts. Lolikano becoming his mentor, receiving skill books from Hwan Sung Gon, and dating both Hwan Sung Ah and Kwon Shi-Yun came about purely as a result of this. Jae Han was only reluctant in regards to Kwon Shi-Yun because she wasn't genuinely aware of what a "date" is, and he didn't want to come across as some kind of Casanova Wannabe.
- Guile Hero: He officially becomes this in chapter 117. When he dumps all his stat points into INT, making his total score over 200, he effectively doubles his attack strength and halves his MP use. In addition, he takes down stronger opponents by analyzing their moves from a distance, and outsmarting them.
- Guide Dang It: Before he got used to his ability, figuring out how it worked was an issue. Realizing that interactions with illusion barriers could be changed with the game settings applies as well.
- Hard Work Hardly Works: Played with. He can instantly learn new techniques by using a skillbook, then immediately use them proficiently, whereas normal people would have to struggle with the learning process then train with the skill to gain a similar level of proficiency. A wonderful example is Jee-Han learning the Yunhon Soul Recovery technique, which none of the Chunbumoon knew because they were still researching its theory. He proceeded to use it to accelerate Sung-Il's healing process from one month to one day. However, Jee-Han's skills all have levels of their own, and he has to work his butt off to strengthen them all the same. He also has to perform actions to gain new skills on his own, and Sung-Il reminded him that he still needs actual experience to be able to use the skills effectively, so he still trains with Sung-Il in order to get just that.
- Heart Is an Awesome Power: While it at first seems like he missed a chance at some awesome superpowers because his love for games gave him a gamer ability, we later find out that it allows him to learn incredibly powerful techniques in meager amounts of time, and when the mechanics of it are exploited properly, he can very quickly become a force to be reckoned with. They also realize that for his ability to work the way it does, the world literally has to conform to it, meaning that he's technically a member of the rarest and most powerful class of natural ability users. To put it simply, in a world populated by generic tanks, lightning bruisers, and beam spammers, he is a Reality Warper (with limited control over it of course).
- Healing Factor: Due to his Gamer's Body ability, he can shrug off injuries that would be fatal for even other supernatural powerhouses (so long as his health doesn't reach 0), such as getting pierced through the torso by giant metal spikes (twice in the same fight) or being pummeled into the ground so hard he leaves a crater. It even regenerates his damaged clothes!
- Healing Hands: Jee-Han when using the Yunhon Soul Recovery technique.
- Gets taken to the next level in chapter 87 when he learns "Massage" as a passive skill.
- The Hero: The story centers around him, his adventures and heroic acts.
- Heroes Prefer Swords: When he's in combat training at the Chunbumoon clan, they have him train with a sword.
- Heroic Self-Deprecation: In chapter 122, he tells Yoo Jin that his head is "broken."
- Hyperspace Arsenal: Combined with Grid Inventory is how his inventory GUI appears.
- Hypocritical Humour:Jee-Han: Mom, did you go somewhere?
Jung-Sook: Are you finally home?
Jee-Han: Man, what kind of person answers a person's question with another question?
- Idiot Hero:
- With a wisdom-dumping stat sheet to prove it! He's actually not usually that bad (he does a good job figuring out his own abilities, at least), partially because he has the advantage of a power that recontextualizes absolutely everything into the one context he's intimately familiar with. Although this lack of Wisdom is being addressed as of chapter 66.
- Subverted by the time you reach chapter 17, when he's raised his intelligence significantly and discusses how having his special power doesn't mean he can avoid thinking about his future. More probably, he wants to live a semi-ordinary life without flaunting his gift too much due to the well-justified fear of getting way over his head and attracting the attention of vastly more powerful people than him. Not that he has a choice.
- Might or might not be a case of Misapplied Phlebotinum from chapter 47 onwards: because his intelligence is high already (and difficult to grind) and skills can be trained through grinding, he realizes it's more efficient to dump his stat points in INT and grind the rest through training, earning him a point in WIS for wise decisions. On the other hand, he hasn't even used his two potentially most powerful skills - Life Drain and Telekinesis, which could be enormously powerful both individually or when combined with other skills (for example his Spinning Mana Arrow or Mana Shield) - and seems to have completely forgotten about the ultimate Chunbumoon skill he could learn with 90 INT (He has already gained close to 150 INT). He thinks some things through quite thoroughly, while completely missing out on some of the most obvious options.
- This is later explained in that those two skills are Awesome, but Impractical, and he needs a far greater amount of training to use them effectively, and he was never meant to learn the Divine technique (it was given to him on the assumption that he couldn't learn it, and Sun Il later declares only main family members are allowed to learn it).
- He does find a use for it: holding down weak monsters to help Yoo-Jin level grind after he stumbles across her in The Abyss.
- I Know Kung-Fu: When he learns the basic Chunbumoon's martial arts techniques. He doesn't use it much after deciding to spec his points into magic.
- Immune to Bullets: Even without his shield, his multiple stat boosts make Jee-Han officially bulletproof; activating all of them made a bullet inflict only one HP's worth of damage.
- Instant Expert: Zigzagged. While he can learn basic spells and techniques simply by absorbing knowledge from a book or even inventing them, he has to practice them to make them worth using in a fight.
- I Owe You My Life: To Lolikano when she rescues him from the human traffickers in chapter 34, although, technically, she only did it because she was hired by Sung Gon. Jae Han would repay the favor when she got into trouble with the Black Rock clan later.
- Irony: When he was offered the Chunbunmoon's "Divine" skill, he wasn't anywhere near able to learn it. Now that he can meet the requirements with ease, it's no longer available. To make this even more ironic, the one who suggested he work on his INT was Sun Il, specifically mentioning the INT requirement of the Divine technique, and then taking away the option once Jee-Han met the requirements.
- Ironic Echo: In chapter 10, Jee-Han is angry that Sun Il got wounded, badly going into battle. In chapter 119, their positions are reversed. Except Jee-Han won, and his Gamer's Body means no disabling or permanent injury, unlike Sun Il who was slated to be bedridden for a month.
- Kame Hame Hadoken: Learns a form of this in chapter 20.
- Keystone Army: An unusual side-effect of his ability. Everyone in his party gains all of the benefits of his powers, up to and including being able to instantly learn new magic skills from skill books, however if he goes down, they're immediately Brought Down to Badass.
- A Lady on Each Arm: Deconstructed and reconstructed in chapter 129, with a dash of Lover Tug-of-War. Kwon Shin-Yun grabs one arm, then proceeds to offer to have sex with him to repay his aid with her injured clan members and Kim Yoo Jin grabs his other arm to stop it. He tells them both to let him go, but after finding out that they're all at that amusement park purely to have fun together, even if it is an official date, and both of them are completely okay with it, he gladly plays along.
- Level Grinding: Whenever he isn't busy with something else, this is generally what he's doing. The fact his skills ALL have skill levels means that he is basically forced to be constantly grinding in order to survive when the supernatural comes calling.
- Living MacGuffin: He's already well-known throughout the Abyss, and multiple people from there have tried to capture him so they can sell him to a Mana Farm. One can only hope that they don't discover that he can be used to farm extremely rare valuables...
- Justified because the Abyss sees the transit of money, information and human resources—and a guy with an extremely valuable ability like his would of course become quickly known because of it and appraised appropriately. See Super Power Lottery for more.
- Luminescent Blush: In full effect after getting kissed by Lolikiano.
- Made of Iron: Since his vitality is quantified in HP which replenish naturally, he easily recovers from otherwise serious injuries. His Gamer's Mind and Physical Tolerance skills also protect him from psychological and physical trauma, respectively.
- Magic Missile Storm: His current go to spell, Spinning Magic Arrow, can (as of chapter 54) fire 25 arrows at once. He can cast the spell 20 times per minute, meaning 500 projectiles per minute. Negi is proud. He ramps it up further by learning Infinite Magic Arrows, meaning he can fire electrically charged Spinning Magic Arrows for as long as his mana allows. But since his MP regeneration rate far exceeds the cost of firing so many arrows...
- Marionette Master: As a result of grinding his skills, he has an army of powerful, physical-damage resistant and regenerating Earth golems.
- Mentor Archetype: He's on both ends of this after chapter 102. While Lolikano is his mentor, he serves this role for Kim Yoo-Jin. He even learned a powerful "tutoring" skill that allows him to teach any of the skills he's learned, or invented, to anyone with the right attributes if he so chooses, but woe be unto you if you lay hands on his student.
- Money Spider: One of the in-universe strangest aspects to his ability. Usually the monsters encountered in Instant Dungeons don't drop anything since they're just dead spirits given form. However, after fighting boss monsters Jee-Han gets things like money, skill books and healing potions - these last worth a lot of money just by themselves. Essentially, he's creating something from where there really should be nothing. Jee-Han actively grinded them to the point of having the equivalent of roughly $50,000 in his bank after buying several magical books and accessories (which each go for thousands on the low end of things).
- Muggle Best Friend: Was this to Sung-Il and Sae-Young until the story started when he got his own ability.
- Mundane Made Awesome: He manages to make spear-fishing a powerful combat skill in chapter 137 and officially gains a new skill as a result.
- Mundane Utility: He is able to improve his passive dish washing skill, and his "Inventory" preserves food perfectly. No food item placed inside rots or spoils in any way until Jae Han pulls it out again.
- Muscles Are Meaningless: Has at least doubled if not tripled his strength and vitality stats from their base thanks to training, but hasn't gotten any bigger to show for it. This is of course, exactly like most MMO characters.
- Oblivious to Love: In Chapter 113, when a girl he was close friends with asked him to hang out sometime after spending a lot of time in his presence blushing, he was genuinely confused, and when he was told what it meant, he said it was his first time. The person who told him pointed out the two other girls he regularly hangs out with who are clearly interested in himnote . He was still confused. A few pages later, he thinks of his friends, four out of the five of which are attractive girls. note Oh, and the person who told him has also teased him, and stole his first kiss.
- Ordinary High-School Student: Jee-Han, before his ability awakened. Now, not so much.
- Papa Wolf: Don't mess with any of his friends or potential love interests. He will go to war against you, and the world bends over backwards to help him too.
- Playing with Fire: One of the spells he learned from Lolikano is a massive fireball.
- Reality Ensues: An in-universe example in chapter 136. Jae Han complains when the money that came from the "Violent Tuna" monster turns out to be slimy, as if it was swallowed by a live fish. Considering that the money was still bundled and neatly-organized, he has a point in that regard.
- Reality Warper: Technically. See Super Power Lottery.
- Scratch Damage: When testing his durability, and got shot under controlled conditions. He was damaged by a single HP. When the Black Leather Gang attacked him en masse, using various weapons, they only did 3 hp.
- Sensor Character: In chapter 113, when Kim Yoo-Jin was kidnapped, his "Gamer" ability not only alerted him about it, and showed him her status, but he was able to use a mini-map to determine her exact location because she was still in his party.
- Slasher Smile: Combat skills, fighting experience, and the ability to make snap judgements isn't all he gained from the Chunbumoon clan. While he was berating the exceptionally dense and arrogant "Viking Guild" for their piss-poor manners, and constantly antagonizing him, his facial expression was an eerie mix of Sun-Il and Poong Sae Young, including the latter's fangs.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Translators can't decide how they want to spell his name. Some go with Jae Han, some go with Jee Han, some go with Jae-han, some others go with Jee-han, and a few have gone with ji-han.
- Spider-Sense: His skills "Detect Blood Lust" and "Danger Sense" work this way, they give him a few seconds warning when he's in trouble, but they're not very specific about the source. He often has trouble determining if it's an Abyss agent coming for him or merely a jealous love interest. He wisely presumes the former until he's certain.
- Status Buff: He's learned some buffs that improve his physical abilities—and it turns out he can apply them to allies.
- Superpower Lottery:
- Jee-Han is a natural ability user, someone who was gifted with a sort of supernatural power by chance. Natural ability users gain abilities based on what they love or are passionate about. Thus, Han's love for RPGs is why he has powers based around RPG mechanics.
- In addition, while both people that have found out about Jee-Han's ability laughed at it, almost all fans realized how absurdly powerful Game Breaking Jee-Han's ability is. He is practically immune to any damage that doesn't kill him, recovers his full health extremely quickly, and can pretty much learn ANY ability he wants. He could also potentially raise one of his stats such as Strength to god-like levels incredibly quickly. To put numbers on it, when the story began, he had a Strength of 10, and raised it to 15 with his first level-up. Since then, he has gained 3 levels, and could put 15 more points in Strength, if he wanted to. That means that in less than a month, he could have TRIPLED his base Strength.
- He later finds out that he's what's called a late bloomer. Some natural abilities are powerful to begin with. Late bloomers start off weak, but can become infinitely stronger through training—with no limits.
- Jee-Han is technically a Reality Warper. Whenever someone kills a monster in an Instant Dungeon, the corpse simply disappears, as monsters are just souls having taken on physical shape temporarily. However, whenever Jee-Han gets involved, monsters start dropping items. This is a big deal because, since they're just souls, they don't actually carry anything with them and thus have nothing to leave behind—yet they do when Jee-Han's involved. This means that Jee-Han's ability is forcing the world to conform to it and make the monsters drop items like in video games. Ergo, Jee-Han's ability belongs to the rarest strata of ability users—the ones whose abilities work because the world has to bend backwards for them. The above is just one of the several ways his Gamer ability twists reality for his benefit.
- Interestingly, it's later explained it is possible to create an Instant Dungeon with monsters that drop mana crystals. Jee-Han isn't doing something impossible, he's just subconsciously taking it to an extreme.
- Super Senses: With the right preparation, he can see Lolikano on her broom over 500 meters away.
- Talking the Monster to Death: Combined with Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?. He is able to talk Arc Company into freeing Kim Yoo Jin from The Great Labyrinth, by using its own internal paramaters against it.
- Terrifying Rescuer: When Jae Han moves to free the girl he rescued from an Attempted Rape, she's far more terrified of him than her would-be rapists. Jae Han has enough sense to realize this is because of how easily and nonchalantly he outright killed them.
- Title Character: Not immediately obvious, but the comic's name is "The Gamer" and that's his official title in the story once his ability becomes known.
- Took a Level in Badass: Him taking levels (quite literally in this case) is already a core element of a story, but there is a very specific moment in Ch 117, where he does so in the middle of a fight by dumping all of his available stat points into Intelligence at once, pushing it over 200, which then allows him to wipe the floor with a higher level, stronger and much more experienced opponent.
- Unwanted Harem: Official after chapter 129. He admits that Lolikano kissed him, Kwon Shin-Yun and Kim Yoo Jin drag him out to an amusement park simultaneously, and they make no effort to hide the fact that they're fighting over him. There's also the fact that Hwan Sung-Ah has clung to his arm and he likes it. The jury is still out on Poong Sae-Young.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: Jee-Han and Sung-Il will snark at, banter with, tease, mock and insult each other. They also make a formidable team, and consistently show they have a strong bond. Sung-Il has proven to be Jee-Han's most prominent ally.
- What You Are in the Dark: Jee Han was seriously tempted after seeing In Hyung Gin's "collection" in chapter 119.
- When All You Have Is a Hammer: Although he's acquired other skills over the course of the story, the one skill that has remained a consistent part of his arsenal is his Magic Arrow ability, which is simply shooting magical arrows at a target repeatedly. Of course, he ramps up the destructive power over time and increases the number he can fire at once, charges them with electricity, and has them approach the speed of light by Chapter 118. So aside from having Gnome for support and golems for distractions, he really doesn't need anything else to be effective.
- Xanatos Speed Chess: Jee-Han has made the entirety of chapter 118 into one. He has planned out and countered every conceivable action In Hyung Gin can do. Send half the dolls to attack and use the other half as a shield? Blast both with infinite mana arrows by Dual Casting. Try to out-range the attack? Outlast with a far greater mana pool, and regeneration rate. Focus all the liquid metal into a spiral shield to drill-charge at Jee Han? Break the shield with Spiral Energy bolt. Focus all the liquid metal on forward defense? Shoot infinite mana arrows around the shield to attack from behind. Actually survive all that and get close enough to stab Jee-Han with a mana depleting attack at melee range? You've just signed your own death warrant as Jee-Han has an equip that makes him a Poisonous Person, and he knows "RIP" a non-mana attack that can literally tear you apart with his bare hands.
Jae Han's earth elemental summon. She takes on the appearance of a small girl. She implies that her whole race is like this.
- Affectionate Gesture to the Head: Jae Han pats her head as a congratulations for evolving in chapter 125. He goes on to pet her on the head each and every time she does something he likes and wants to praise her, and boy does she enjoy it.
- Badass Adorable: She looks like a small child, is considered very cute in-universe, but can dig large tunnels or move enough earth to make pitfalls large enough to capture beings the size of buildings. Further, she can make huge hands out of dirt, and control them like her own hands. Oh, at level one (chapter 46) she could one-shot Ogres. She's now stuck at level 99.
- Blade on a Stick: She summons a spear made of earth in chapter 46 while helping Jae Han hunt Ogres.
- Blush Sticker: She always sports these.
- Braids of Action: Her hair is braided, and she is very much an Action Girl.
- Cheerful Child: She is always thrilled whenever Jae Han summons her, especially when he praises something she does.
- Curtains Match The Windows: Brown hair and brown eyes.
- Cute Bruiser: Far stronger than Jee-Han physically and oh so adorable.
- Dishing Out Dirt: As an Earth elemental, she obviously has control over earth.
- Does Not Like Shoes: She starts going barefoot in chapter 125, as part of her evolution. May prove to be a Magical Barefooter
- Does This Remind You of Anything?: The contract she makes with Jae Han is eerily similar to a marriage vow. In fact, the author makes a bonus page where she is wearing a wedding dress while standing next to Jae Han in a tuxedo.
- Girlish Pigtails: She trades her beret and Braids of Action for these in chapter 125.
- Glacier Waif: No bigger than an eight or nine year old girl but can easily dig an entire sinkhole and wield clubs designed for giants.
- Meaningful Rename: After her evolution, she goes from being called Gnome to being called Noim.
- My Master, Right or Wrong: She is always happy to obey any order Jee-Han gives her without objection. Only hesitating when she does not fully comprehend what he's asking. Fortunately, Jae Han's orders are always perfectly reasonable.
- Nice Hat: She wears a bright yellow beret with a flower-like decoration.
- Older Than They Look: Earth spirits like her are supposedly as old as The Earth itself.
- Plot-Relevant Age-Up: She "evolves" at the end of chapter 124.
- Pointed Ears: The only visual cue that she's not human. Aside from this, she looks and acts like a very happy little girl.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Originally, translators spelled her name as "NOUM." From the start of the Black Rock arc onward, her name is now "Gnome."
- Super Senses: She can pinpoint people in an Illusion barrier, with precision, no matter how they hide themselves or how far away they are. Makes sense as she is an embodiment of the spirit of Earth.
- Undying Loyalty: She is unflinchingly loyal to Jee-Han and worries whenever he might be in over his head.
- You Never Asked: Why didn't Gnome tell Jee Han that she knew how to break through her level limit? Because he never asked her about it. He feels rather stupid for thinking she didn't.
Han Jee-Han's mother. Han Jee-Han was unable to see her true nature and level for a very long time. He thinks she is hiding something.
- Mysterious Waif: Jee Han thinks she's hiding something, and he's got plenty of evidence to back up that assertion.
- Older Than They Look: Jee-Han's mom looks about 20, but is really 40. Jee-Han lampshades it.
- Put on a Bus: She's gone away for some time to go to her husband, so Jee-Han is on his own for now.
Han Jee-Han's father
Han Jee-Han's fatherHan Jee-Han's father is away in the United States, as part of his unnamed job.
- The Faceless: We have yet to see his face.
- No Name Given: His name has yet to be mentioned.
- When You Coming Home, Dad?: His job sent him to the United States before the story starts, and later Jae Han's mother goes to join him, for a year, and Jae Han's reaction to this implies that such extended leaves are normal.
Childhood friend of Han Jee-Han and the Chunbumoon martial arts clan's heir.
- Abomination Accusation Attack: Like Kwon Shin-Yun, he goes and accuses Jae Han of being a shameless skirt chaser after noticing that Kim Yoo Jin has feelings for Jae Han in chapter 141, up to the point of violence. Note that this occurs after he specifically shipped them together.
- Ambiguously Gay: Especially in chapter 140. He acts like a jilted lover when he's told that Jae Han went with Shi-Yun and Kim Yoo Jin to an amusement park.Sun Il: You went to an amusement park with a girl, but not me?!
- Anger Born of Worry: Frequently towards Jae Han. Often resulting in violence, or threats of violence.
- Bare-Fisted Monk: How he usually fights. Notably, the intense Chunbumoon training regime leaves him with a high physical-oriented stat spread, which is what tips off Jee-Han to the fact that he can raise his own in the same way without having to expend stat points in those.
- Bash Brothers: He and Jee-Han are shown to work together pretty well, and they've already been friends for years by the time they actually start fighting together.
- Berserk Button: Sung-Il nearly chokes Jee-Han to death, having (justifiably) thought that his up-until-then childhood-non-ability user friend had been replaced by someone from the Abyss. That also would have implied a potential threat to his clan, due to Jee-Han's relationship with him. Moral of the story: if you mess with his friends and his clan, get ready to pay.
- Childhood Friend: Of Jee-Han. It's noted that despite his popularity in school, Sung-Il is apparently only really friends with Jee-Han, probably due to his family's status.
- Crazy Jealous Guy: When it comes to Hwan Sung-Ah, Kim Yoo Jin, or Poon Sae Young, he has no issue shipping Jae Han with any of them. He has some reservations about Lolikano due to her reputation, but when it comes to Kwon Shi Yun, he almost immediately goes into this territory. The two of them wind up trying to out-Death Glare each other.
- Eyes Always Shut: Less so than most characters of this type. He opens them when surprised, serious, or when Han Jee-Han does something silly.
- Hypocritical Humor: Unintentional. He goes ballistic, including inflicting physical violence on Jae Han, when he finds out that Lolikano Mistream took Jae Han into the "DLC" dungeon. After arranging for Sae Poon Young (his cousin) to train Jae Han's physical combat abilities, one of the first things Sae Poon Young does is take him there as well.
- If You Kill Him, You Will Be Just Like Him: Confronts Jee-Han with this statement at the end of Chapter 119.
- In the Blood: He's got a Badass Grandpa and chapter 9 has Jae Han mention that not only is Sun Il a gold-medal winner in Tae Kwon Do, so is his father.
- Ironic Echo: In chapter 10, Jae Han is angry that Sun-Il got wounded, badly going into battle. In chapter 119, their positions are reversed. Except Jee-Han won, and his Gamer's Body meant that he received no lasting injuries, unlike Sun-Il who was slated to be bedridden for a month.
- Lightning Bruiser: Which Jee-Han realizes at once and abuses for all it's worth. He nominates Sun-Il the party's tank so that Jee-Han can safely spam his projectiles.Jee-Han: Everybody aboard the Sun-Il train!
- Not So Above It All: He's normally ready to banter and snark with Jee-Han—but he's quite a video game geek himself; he's Jee-Han's best friend, after all. Whenever Jee-Han discovers something absurd regarding his Gamer ability ( and this happens rather often), he'll go tell Sung-Il, who will normally react by commenting on how ridiculous his ability is and then complain that his ability is too cheaty. Look no further than their reactions after the first time a boss dropped items.
- Rich Kids: Played with. He comes from a wealthy family of martial artists, but they're very old fashioned and value discipline so he doesn't have many of the fancy electronics or perks that come with being rich.
- Shipper on Deck: Surprisingly. He's very supportive of Jee-Han X Kim Yoo-Jin. He even suggested Jae-Han pay her a visit in chapter 126. Previously, he used to support Jae-Han + Sung-Ah.
- Slasher Smile: Frequently sports these whenever Jee-Han disobeys him in regards to keeping a low profile or when he goes and does something stupid. Hell, he'll even sport these whenever Jee-Han is acting too cocky because of his cheating abilities, see for yourself.
- The Worf Effect: One of the strongest people Jee-Han knows is his longtime friend from school, Shin Sun-Il, who is actually a level 25 acquired ability user (raised to 28 later). Sung-Gong easily bests both him and his 2 brothers, and lands him a projected month-long recovery time... Which Han cuts down to a day by learning one of the Yunhonmoon clan's most effective healing techniques.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: Sure, they'll snark at and mock each other, but Jee-Han and Sung-Il are best friends, and it shows.
- What Measure Is a Mook?: While he admits that he'd risk his life for Jae Han, he won't for Kim Yoo Jin, even though she's also a recently recruited member of his clan, even going so far as to threaten to physically force Jae Han to abandon any attempt to rescue her because she was snatched away by The Company, from inside his clan's grounds. He relents when Jae Han provides a sound plan to deal with the kidnappers involving the "Enforcer" branch of the family who've been after "The Company" for some time. As well as seeking the aid of Hwan Sung-Gon.
- When he lashes out at Kwon Shin Yun, he also decries her as a "lowly grunt of the Yun Hon clan."
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Green. His brothers have blue and red hair, so technicolor hair seems to run in the family. Ironically, Han Jee-han thought it was strange that no one seemed to notice the red-headed transfer student's appearance, completely overlooking his childhood friend's abnormal hair color.
Shin Sun-Il's older cousin and women's Taekwondo Olympic medalist. Phantom Cloud of the Chunbumoon martial arts clan. Hits on Han Jee-Han often. Both figuratively and literally.
- Berserk Button: Don't point out her strength, or suggest she's dumb. She will react violently (emphasis on violent).
- BFS: She wields a 120cm sword in chapter 123. This is just shy of 4 feet long. Jee Han wields an 80 cm sword, which is a reasonable 3 and a half feet or so.
- Blood Knight: The only time we've ever seen her truly happy was when she was beating the stuffing out of the Ogre boss, and gained a level in the process. She wasn't quite as thrilled with the Kobold King as she found that guy way too weak.
- Carry a Big Stick: Wields the ogre's club like it's nothing - her STR is 82, after all.
- Cute Little Fangs: She tends to show them at times of extreme emotion like rage, or surprise. Like the first time she saw her own status window.
- Double Standard: Abuse, Female on Male: In Chapter 101, throwing the morning star at Jae Han as a surprise attack to check his combat prowess is an unorthodox, yet time tested tradition in combat training, particularly for The Spartan Way. However, what she does next, ie, physically beat the stuffing out of him without cause or provocation, "for training" would not go over very well if the genders were reversed. For some, it goes into Dude, Not Funny! territory.
- Fingerless Gloves: She wears some as part of her official "combat" outfit in chapter 119.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Especially when someone mentions how unfeminine it is for her to be beastly strong.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite the fact that she's violent, abusive, and constantly torments Jae Han emotionally and mentally, she does truly care for his well being, physical and mental as shown in chapter 123... right before she gets him into sparring practice and comes at him with a sword almost as big as she is.
- Lightning Bruiser: Jae Han notes how insanely fast she moves when she's fighting Ogres in the illusion barrier.
- Ms. Fanservice: The most she has ever worn is a T-shirt and Hot pants until she's officially called into battle in chapter 119, and she's still wearing a very short-dress version of a Qi Pao.... and hot pants.
- One-Handed Zweihänder: Remember that 120 cm sword? She can wield it one-handed to counter Jee Han's skill with pure reflexive speed.
- Qi Pao: She wears a short-skirt version of one, along with hot pants as part of her official battle outfit in chapter 119.
- Sexy Mentor: Downplayed. She's Ms. Fanservice, and she knows it, wears a tanktop and hotpants, but she takes training Jee Han seriously, and acts in a purely professional manner, most of the time.
- Summon to Hand: She magically summons a 120 cm sword in an ID barrier while preparing to spar with Jae Han in chapter 123.
- The Tease: So far only seen interacting with Jee-Han and her family members, but she is at least this towards Jee-Han. Constantly. She's hot and she knows it, so she plays it up to regularly put Jee-Han on the spot.
- Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Short hair, t-shirt and shorts, smashes foes with her bare fists when she has weapons available. She's definitely a tomboy. Still, she gushed the first time she saw Gnome, and emphatically demanded to hug the Earth spirit, calling Jae Han a pig for "hogging all the cute stuff." She also likes to wear black, lacy underwear.
- Tsundere: She's normally very coquettish with Jee-Han, but she can sometimes veer right into this.
- Who Wears Short Shorts?: She does.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Turquoise to be exact.
Phantom WindBrother of Shin Sun-Il and member of the Chunbumoon martial arts clan.
Phantom RainBrother of Shin Sun-Il and member of the Chunbumoon martial arts clan.
- The Silent Bob: Despite not saying a word, his brothers understand his intent perfectly.
- Stoic Spectacles: He wears glasses, but shows no emotion.
- The Voiceless: Has no speaking lines, at all.
- You Gotta Have Red Hair: Bright Red. His brothers have green and blue hair, so technicolor hair seems to run in the family.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: There is no mention of his fate after the fight with Hwan Sung-Gon.
The patriarch of the Chunbumoon clan, he is very interested in what Jee-Han is capable of.
- Badass Grandpa: Shin Sun-Oh is so strong Jee-Han can't even see his level.
- Genre Savvy: He's able to rationalize how some of Jee-Han's abilities work, and puts them to a simple test.
- Put on a Bus: Hasn't been seen since before the end of season 1, despite the fact that some of the later events would probably warrant his attention, especially the introduction of Jae Han into his clan.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: He and Jae Han developed this kind of relationship over the years due to Jae Han being very good friends towards Sun-Il, the clan heir, but he doesn't like the fact that Jae Han introduced Sun Il to computer games.
Dan Ui.The "Enforcement" sub-family of the Chubunmoon.
The Dan UI agent sent to deal with The Company and The Great Labyrinth Dungeon.
- Ambiguously Human: She turns into some sort of dragon/demon when she brings out her full power.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: She's walking around on the battlefield with a nice suit, and she does kick ass, just not on-screen, and her level has three question marks.
- Clothing Damage: Her suit gets torn up when Arc Company blows up her sword.
- Double Jump: She gains control of her fall and lands safely by kicking the air.
- I Know You Know I Know: She goes and reveals everything about Jae Han and his ability, and the fact that he's not only being watched, but on Dan Ui's "black list."
- Murder Is the Best Solution: Her go-to action when facing any difficulty is to kill the person(s) that annoy her.
- Purple Is Powerful: Zigzagged. She has purple hair, commands an army of level 100 mooks. Gets no selled.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: She and Ean Yeon fled from Arc Company.
- Suicidal Overconfidence: She attacked Arc Company head-on without knowing anything about it.
- The Worf Effect: She's built up a a powerful and dangerous threat, controlling an army of level 100 mooks, even pulling out a magical legendary sword, and she gets a No Sell from Arc Company.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: A nice rich purple.
A homunculus that serves Bora Jin.
- Artificial Human: She's a homunculus.
- Expospeak: She doesn't say anything unless she's describing, in technical detail, what's going on.
- Green Eyes: Her eyes are a nice shade of green.
- My Master, Right or Wrong: She's wholly obedient to Bora Jin.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: For once, a character with an unusual hair color that is actually blue.
Classmate of Han Jee-Han and ability user of the "soul blaze fist".
- Abomination Accusation Attack: She is quite fond of doing this to Jae Han. On just about every opportunity, she's quick to call him a pervert, coward, "player" or whatever character-destroying insult flies through her head. In chapter 128, she outright tells Kim Yoo-Jin that Jae Han is not only a shameless skirt-chaser, but goes around kissing girls non-nonchalantly. Kim Yoo-Jin is not amused. The truth is that he has never kissed a girl, but Lolikano has kissed him, and not entirely with his consent.
- Aren't You Going to Ravish Me?: Seemed just a bit upset when Han Jae Han politely rebuffed her rather desperate offers of her body after he proved just how adept he is at using the Yun Hon recovery technique on her injured clan members.
- Beige Prose: While it doesn't translate well, there is something off about the way she talks to others in-universe. Many other characters have complained about it, including Jae Han.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: She and Jee Han quarrel like a pair of terriers, but they clearly find each other attractive. What further aggravates the situation is that Jee Han has no idea how to approach her if she sees holding hands with him, or having dinner and a movie on a date, as being far more perverted than giving him an eyeful up her skirt.
- Blue Oni Red Oni: The Red Oni to Kim Yoo Jin's blue, and she likes it that way.
- Blue with Shock: Every time her Cloud Cuckoo Lander mindset crashes head-on with reality, and she becomes aware of it.
- Boobs of Steel: She has one of the largest chests in the series, and coincidentally is one of the most powerful melee fighters.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Becomes quite literal in chapter 130. Like Sun-Il she's an expert on the Abyss, at least as far as Korea's concerned, as well as very capable fighter and student, but she's quite odd, to put it mildly. To accentuate the look, Jae Han tricks her into wearing bunny ears while playing at the amusement park. Much as she chafed about it, she actually enjoyed doing so, and they look good on her.
- Cast from Hit Points: The "Soul Blaze Fist" is very powerful, but drains her own energy as fuel. It's the reason she got hit with Badass in Distress and why Jee-Han jumped in to save her.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: starts to show some traces of this during the Company arc: when the Witch of Slaughter asks if Jae Han is dating Sung-Ah, and then goes Up to Eleven when Lolikano starts to flirt with Jee-Han, he starts to get warnings of blood lust being directed at him, and the only one that could be doing this is Shi-Yun, and her battle aura showing confirms it. Despite her attempts to deny it.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Her thought process is a bit strange to say the least. She calls Jae Han a pervert for pointing out what "I can pay with my body" means, and for holding her hand to use the Yun-Hon recovery technique, but she has no issue with giving Jae Han an eyeful up her skirt (since she's flying in front of him) as long as she's wearing panties. It gets even more ridiculous during The Company arc when Jee Han officially offers to heal her injured clan members. She requests "a date" with him as proper payment, until Jee Han points out what occurs during a standard date, watching a movie, eating together, or maybe even holding hands while sight-seeing. (Note, no hugging, kissing or more involved.) She immediately, and angrily, calls him a pervert, again.
- The Cloud Cuckoo Lander Was Right: Weird thought process or not, it is psychology 101 that the most effective treatment for PTSD is to stabilize the physical and mental state of the person who suffers from it and then send them back to the battlefield ASAP. While counter-intuitive, numerous war-time observations from World War II, and later conflicts like Vietnam and Korea bear this out. The most intuitive method, ie, taking them off the battle field and keeping them away may cause them to lose the ability to ever recover. So Kwon Shin-Yun is perfectly correct to suggest Kim Yoo Jin take up a more active role in confronting The Abyss.
- The Comically Serious: To a small extent. She is 100% serious to the point that it comes across as comedic in some situations, such as when she forgot Han Jee-Han's face after claiming to have memorized both his face and name in their first meeting.
- Cool Big Sis: She immediately plays this role to Kim Yoo Jin when the two meet in chapter 128.
- Covert Pervert: Starting with The Company arc, most notably after the rematch with the Black Leather gang, she's going out of her way to interpret pretty much anything Jae Han says as a demand for sex, and then admitting that she'd be perfectly okay with it which, of course, leaves Jae Han Blue with Shock. It goes Up to Eleven when Jae Han offers, and actually comes through, on healing her clan members that were brutalized by Sung Gong.
- Curtains Match The Windows: Red hair and red eyes.
- Date Peepers: In chapter 127, she sees Jae Han and rather than greet him, decides to stalk him to catch his "date" with Yoo Jin.
- Do You Want to Copulate?: She does not bother to hide the fact that she really wants sex with Jae Han, and she's quite brazen in her proposals.
- Entertainingly Wrong: She's come to the conclusion that Jae Han is good at seducing women. In reality, they're throwing themselves at him, and he has no idea how to react.
- Exact Words: When she offered her body context: , she meant as a bodyguard for Jee-Han, not what most people (including Jee-Han himself) would have in mind when hearing these words.
- Fiery Redhead: Though her temper is very much subdued in comparison to most others.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: Combined with her trademark Battle Aura when she thought and accused Han Jae Han of fooling around with Kim Yoo Jin while she was working. Kim Yoo Jin, being just a little more Genre Savvy than Jae Han, apologized and let Shi-Yun know that she was merely scared, not trying to steal a march.
- Hive Mind: Her Cloud Cuckoolander tendencies and Beige Prose suddenly make much more sense in chapter 140 as she reveals that she's in near constant telepathic contact with her clan.
- If Its You Its Ok: It says a great deal that she invited Kim Yoo Jin on a group date with herself and Han Jae Han. She first manifested Clingy Jealous Girl traits when Lolikano mentioned Hwan Sung-Ah, and kicked Jae Han down a hole upon witnessing Lolikano grab Jae Han to kiss him, but when it comes to Kim Yoo Jin, she's more than happy to be in A Lady on Each Arm situation with her, and playfully talks about "winning and losing rounds" concerning romance, without malice of any kind.
- In Love with Your Carnage: In chapter 138, when she saw Jae Han's might first-hand against the monsters at the "ocean floor" of the seventh level, she was fascinated and completely awe-struck, like a school girl's first crush.
- Instant Waking Skills: Noticed immediately by Jae Han after fully recovering from the curse inflicted by the Black Leather Gang.
- I Owe You My Life: Towards Jae Han after he rescued her from the Black Leather Clan. She demanded to repay him immediately, even though he specifically refused a reward.
- Luminescent Blush: After realizing what her Exact Words entailed when taken out of context.
- Magic Skirt: In-universe. Despite jumping down from a rooftop next to Jae Han, or flying, her skirt never rides up past her upper thigh. (The closest thing to a panty shot is a shadow when she flips over Jo Jung Hwan.) Jae Han finds this terribly distracting, for obvious reasons. So much so that Jae Han makes a quick stop to buy them both something more utilitarian than their school uniforms before beginning the Company Arc.
- Megaton Punch: Quite literally in chapter 139. Boosted by the power of the flame gauntlet she earned plus the strength boost from dumping all her skill points into (STR)ength and (VIT)ality/hp, her punch was able to shatter the shell of the giant turtle boss that Jae Han's Spiral Energy Bolt couldn't even scratch.
- Mundane Utility: She can use her fire based abilities to dry herself by turning the water on her skin to steam.
- New Transfer Student: she joins Jae-Han's class some time after her fight with Hwan Sung-Gong.
- The Nicknamer: She calls Kim Yoo Jin "Stray Cat" for getting a little too close to Jae Han while she was busy dealing with a GL monster.
- Not So Stoic: She reacted in much the same way Sun-Il did when first introduced to the party invite message box. She recovers rather quickly though, and her shock isn't as ridiculous or pronounced, but still very much noticeable.
- Also, she seems to be jealous when Lolikiano flirts with Jee-Han - at least, judging by his detecting her blood lust.
- Playing with Fire: Her "Soul Blaze Fist" seems to have numerous ways to use fire.
- Ship Tease: Currently (and strongly) contending for the position of Jee-Han's girlfriend with Sung-Ah.
- So Proud of You: To Kim Yoo Jin, regarding her decision to get stronger in confronting the Abyss. Kim Yoo Jin is starry-eyed as a result.
- That Came Out Wrong: Once she realizes what her "offer" to Jee-Han sounded like, with some nudging from the man himself.
- Violence Is the Only Option: She's quick to pull out her Battle Aura and start pounding people and things. Still, she has the sense to fully plan out her tactical situation before she comes out swinging, and is willing to listen to reason, like being told to hold off when Jae Han asks her, if for no other reason than to gather information. The latter part comes about as a direct result of Jae Han showing her that it's often more productive to make inquiries in a calm, civil manner than with threats of violence when she was questioning him about his use of the Yun-Hon Recovery technique which he, realistically, should have had no business knowing, let alone being able to use freely and competently.
- When She Smiles: It finally happens in chapter 127. She spots two young teens of indeterminate gender help an old woman with some very heavy luggage, and she delivers a subtle, but truly heartwarming smile, having her faith in humanity restored. She does it again when Jae Han, Kim Yoo-Jin, and herself reach an amusement park in chapter 128, and Jae Han decides to make the group date official.
The Abyss Organization
Korean Abyss auction branch manager. "Dark World Dealer"
- Badass in a Nice Suit: Jee Han can't even see his level and it has three question marks, meaning it's over 100.
- Smart People Wear Glasses: He's certainly not stupid.
- White Hair, Black Heart: So far of the "watch out for him" variety rather than outright evil. He is the local branch manager of an auction that sells human slaves, among other things.
The Black Rock Clan
The Black Rock Clan
A clan specializing in golem magic.
- Cast From Hitpoints: Quite literally. Casting the massive fireball on Aholting cost them half their Special Jumble Mumble Golem's hp.
- Dirty Coward: They completely tormented Lolikano while they had the upper hand, but the moment Jae Han turned the tables, after being forced into their barrier, they fled.
- Faceless Mooks: Only the boss's face is ever shown. Everybody else is wearing a mask. For some reason Jae Han didn't remove the masks of those he defeated and buried up to their necks, although he did have Gnome strip them naked. Which may make them wish Jae Han killed them once the ID barrier falls and they find themselves wearing nothing but a mask in public.
- Fatal Flaw: Their ID barrier was specifically designed to be unbreakable for at least an hour, (keeping Lolikano inside), keep out people who rank A and above, and automatically force people of rank D or below to enter. Unfortunately, since Jae Han's ability doesn't have a rank (or is unable to be ranked), it forced him inside and lead to their utter downfall.
- Fusion Dance: They fused with their giant golems to trade mobility for strength, and limited immunity to Lolikano's magic. Jae Han would exploit the hell out of this.
- Humiliation Conga: Their arc starts with them literally sitting pretty on top of their humongous Special Mumble Jumble golem. Once they force Jae Han to get involved, they lose an army of Jumble Mumble Golems, ten of their people are made to look like complete amateurs, who get stripped naked, Jae Han blasts their ultimate golem with their own magic staves (which he looted from the ten fools who attacked him earlier), and ultimately their prey, Lolikano manages to draw upon Aholting's "Tree of life" to show them how a giant ball of magic tastes. Oh, and they now have to worry about the Chunbunmoon, and the Yun-hon clan since they broke their contract by attacking Jae Han in the first place, and antagonized the other clan by repeatedly trespassing into their territory...
- Kaiju: Their Special Mumble Jumble golem could easily rival Godzilla.
- Marionette Master: They specialize in creating and controlling golems.
- Playing with Fire: Among their arsenal of spells is a fusion of fire magics hot enough to rival magma (2500 degrees).
- We Have Reserves: They were willing to sacrifice half their members to launch a massive fireball at Aholting.
Black Leather Gang
One of the minor antagonists that appears by going after Kwon Shin-Yun.
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: They beat up on people for shits and giggles, then sell them to the Abyss.
- Curbstomp Battle: They're on the receiving end of one when they go after Jae Han en masse in chapter 69.
- Mass "Oh, Crap!": Their reaction when they realize just how insanely outmatched they are fighting Jae Han.
- Rich in Dollars, Poor in Sense: In their first encounter, they use two cursed daggers each costing as much as a small mansion (approx $200,000 dollars each) against Kwon Shin-Yun in a suicidal attack. It ultimately does them no good as Jae Han cures Kwon Shin-Yun and shields the leather clan members who attacked her.
- Suicidal Overconfidence: Despite not knowing anything about Han Jae Han, they thought he'd be a complete pushover. In chapters 39 and 40, they thought the same about Kwon Shin-Yun. Had Jae Han not intervened, they might have taken her out, but at the cost of several of their member's lives.
- Ungrateful Bastard: Their response to Han Jae Han saving their lives is to insult and threaten him. His response to that is to bind them and leave them to rot in an ID barrier for an hour.
- Weapon of Choice: Many different melee weapons from daggers to swords are used by them. Doesn't bother Jae Han a bit.
- We Have Reserves: They don't mind sacrificing their members to complete their objective.
By far the most dangerous of the antagonistic groups shown to date. They live completely at the whim of their President with one prevailing purpose: To maximize profits regardless of the means.
- Crazy-Prepared: When they came after Lolikano, Hwan Sung Gong and Hwan Sung Ah, they came fully prepared for every eventuality... except for Han Jae Han who completely, and literally overturned their plans.
- Only in It for the Money: They will do anything for profit.
- Reality Warper: The President can buy anything, including space-time.
- Resurrective Immortality: As long as the President has funds, the company's members will just keep getting back up.
- Your Soul Is Mine: If The President manages to get his mask on you, you will be absorbed into a Gestalt, and your body becomes a literal puppet.
The Viking Guild
A group of hostile "players" encountered by Jae Han and his group inside the Great Labyrinth in chapter 131.
- Annoying Laugh: Combined with Evil Gloating. "Kekekeke!"
- An Axe to Grind: They all wield some kind of wood-cutter's hatchet.
- Ignorant Of His Own Ignorance: They appear to be something of The Dreaded to "players" inside the Great Labyrinth, but they're purely "saps" as far as any genuine member of the Abyss is concerned.
- Kill 'em All: Their default action upon encountering anyone not in their guild.
- Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: They all have small, round shields.
- Mass "Oh, Crap!": When Jae Han binds them a second time, and makes explicitly clear why threatening him is a really bad idea.
- Nice Hat: They all wear viking horned helmets.
- No Sell: They shrug off what appears to be a powerful freezing spell.
- Small Name, Big Ego: They all act like they're the mightiest warriors in the universe. While it's possible that they're the most powerful group of "players" inside the great Labyrinth, they're nothing compared to even the weakest member of the Abyss.
- Suicidal Overconfidence: Despite Jae Han effortlessly taking them all down, and the group they were attacking, single-handed, they go and threaten him the moment he frees them.
- They Just Dont Get It: While bound before him, completely helpless, with Jae Han methodically going through all the possible ways he can hurt them for antagonizing him including beating them to the brink of death before healing them up again, they continue to berate him and shout death threats demanding he free them. It takes him demonstrating his Spiral Energy Bolt right before their faces before they realize just how screwed they are.
- Ungrateful Bastard: Despite the fact that Jae Han freed them because the party they were fighting pleaded for their freedom, the first thing they do once the magic ropes are removed is go and threaten Jae Han. He wastes no time in expressing his displeasure.
The Black Summoner and father of Sung-Ah. Became Han Jee-Han's chemistry teacher.
- Absurdly Youthful Father: From Jee-Han's perspective, at least. He's in his early 30's, yet he's the father of a high-school age teen girl.
- Adult Fear: Imagine being the parent of a weak, helpless child. You love that child dearly, and wish only her happiness, but she has a severe health problem that forces you to isolate her for her sake. Furthermore, there are thousands of people who would jump at the chance to get their hands on her in order to exploit her for the very thing that ails her. Your child grows up friendless and lonely, chronically sick, with a short life expectancy, little to no hope of recovery, and in danger of being kidnapped at any moment by unsavory people. All while she doesn't care about what happens to herself. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the life of Hwan Sung-Gong.
- The company arc specifically reveals that she has been kidnapped before and that's how Hwan Sung-Gong knows about all this.
- Anti-Villain: To the point he can barely be called a villain, as all he's doing is being done to cure his daughter.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: With Sinister Shades to boot.
- Born Winner: He is a natural ability user and a strong starter, meaning that like Jee-Han Gaia gives him the ability, rather than acquire his through training, and start off really powerful.
- Berserk Button: Do not touch his daughter if you value your life.
- The Bus Came Back: He returns to the story at the end of chapter 143.
- But for Me, It Was Tuesday: He, like Kwon Shin Yun, has absolutely no memory of his very first encounter with Han Jae Han, wherein he used Jae Han as a hostage. Unlike Kwon Shin Yun, Jae Han has, perhaps wisely, chosen to not remind him of it.
- Deus Exit Machina: Considering he's so powerful he can defeat The President with ease, if he hasn't been afflicted with Worf Had the Flu first, and might even be able to beat Arc Company, he winds up separated from Jae Han and his party when the Company drags them into a "game" dungeon. Jae Han suspects that this happened due to neglecting to add him to the party beforehand, but there is no way he can be 100% certain.
- Heel–Face Turn: A very slow and subtle one, combined with Noble Demon. His introduction has him use Jee Han as a hostage to force Kwon Shi-Yun to fight, for unknown reasons, and he's guilty of absolutely brutalizing the Yun Hon clan, but by the time The Company Arc rolls around, he's become one of the story's most sympathetic and valiant characters, and a great ally to the protagonists.
- I Am Not Left-Handed: His Summoning Magic is a way of suppressing his power so that he can accumulate the power necessary to cure his daughter. Your fate is sealed once he removes it. To be clear, he wiped out one of the strongest factions of Korea almost single-handedly, when their leader can literally buy space-time!
- I Owe You My Life: Surprisingly to Jae Han at the end of The Company arc. He rewards Jae Han by giving skillbooks to the limits of his strength, which is vastly greater than Lolikano's, much to Jae Han's delight.
- Living MacGuffin: Like most people in the Abyss, he's no exception. The Company arc explains that souls like his are exceptionally valuable.
- Open-Minded Parent: When he sees that Jae Han has a Battle Harem, specifically because of the BST with Kwon Shi-Yun, he specifically says that he's happy for his daughter because she's part of it, and tells Jae Han to keep up the good work! And no, he's not being sarcastic.
- Overprotective Dad: Seems to be this, when he's observing Jee-Han and Sung-Ah "date", which leads to Jee-Han involuntarily learning a skill to sense bloodthirst directed at him. Which only kept getting levels throughout the whole afternoon.
- With the revelation of the nature of Sung-Ah's problem and how she could be exploited, this aspect of his personality is not only perfectly justified, but comes off less as hilarious and more as tragic.
- So much so, that when her daughter is captured by The Company, one of the most powerful factions in Korea, he goes out to take all of them on at once without thinking twice. If it weren't for the Eight Sealing Pillars weakening him, he would have destroyed them all with relative ease.
- With the revelation of the nature of Sung-Ah's problem and how she could be exploited, this aspect of his personality is not only perfectly justified, but comes off less as hilarious and more as tragic.
- Papa Wolf: He makes it clear that if you would even consider the possibility of doing anything to hurt his daughter, you will die. Just ask The Company, one of the nine strongest factions in Korea that's a Hive Mind with the power to buy literally anything. He wiped it out almost single-handedly.
- Power Limiter: The ring on his left index finger is one, allowing him to accumulate mana to help cure his daughter with. When he pulls it off however... run.
- Punched Across the Room: By "Owner" during The Company arc. This broke a few ribs.
- Red Baron: The Black Summoner also The Black Demon for his soul sucking powers and overwhelming combat ability.
- Shipper on Deck: Amazingly enough. He actually supports his daughter dating Jae Han, so much so that he's willing to put her through Training from Hell so that she can stay by Jae Han's side.
- Soul Eating: Can do this with his ability Black Demon's meal, an ability that turns the soul of his enemies to concentrated gem that he can eat to become stronger
- Summon Magic: Black Summoner is Hwan Sung-Gon's ability. Until he removes his seal: the Forbidden Root Corrosion, by pulling off his left index finger. He then becomes a supersonic Flying Brick with Gravity Master attributes along with Your Soul is Mine to boot.
- Villain Teleportation: Lampshaded by Jee-Han.Jee-Han: [drooling] I. Want. That. Skill.
The daughter of Hwan Sung-Gong. She is victim to the Black Demon's Invasion, a very powerful curse that's slowly draining her life force and will eventually kill her.
- Animal Motif: Jae Han internally refers to her as a puppy, especially when he asks for her hand to use the Yun Hon recovery skill on her. He finds this adorable.
- The Bus Came Back: She returns to the story in chapter 143, along with her father.
- Deadpan Snarker: Show that she's quite good at this.Jee Han: Is this you rewarding me?
Sung-Ah: Why? Did you expect something else?
Jee Han: N-No. I didn't expect anything. Nothing at all.
Sung-Ah: I don't think that's true... I'll ask dad about what guys expect in this situation.
Jee Han: Don't do that! Are you trying to get me killed?!
- Death Seeker: Sung-Ah has really been pushed into depression by how burdensome her curse is. She's perfectly fine with letting the kidnappers sent by the Mana farm to catch Jae-Han get her while he gets away because she's so ready to give up on life. The only thing that's kept her alive this long is most likely her father's dedication.
- Dissonant Serenity: She talks about her kidnapping, rape, enslavement and selling in pieces like one would discuss the weather. A strong example of her Death Seeker tendencies.
- Giver of Lame Names: She names her pet cat, "Black Kitty." Maybe this sounds really cool in Korean, but in English, not so much.
- Glass Cannon: Sung-Ah's stat page seems to point towards this. She has abysmal stats in vitality and strength, pointing to a very frail body, but has even more Int(elligence) than Jee-Han, along with very high Wis(dom) and good Luck, all indicative of a heavy-hitting mage. Justified, since she's been cursed since birth with an ailment that drains her life force.
- Ill Girl: The Black Demon's Invasion slowly drains her life force and will eventually kill her if not stopped. On top of a general lack of energy, the curse gradually drains the warmth from her body as it creeps closer to death. She's often lying on a hospital bed connected to machinery, and Sung-Gong keeps her close to protect her. Jee-Han can temporarily reduce the effects of the curse with the Yun-Hon Soul Recovery Technique, including restoring her energy and warming her up, and hopes to grind it enough to cure her completely.
- Informed Attractiveness: Not only does Jae Han find her attractive, she caused quite a ruckus when she transferred into his class though she doesn't really have any special characteristics.
- Instant Waking Skills: When Jae Han first met her in the ID barrier, and spammed Yun Hon's healing technique on her, removing the "fainted" status, she immediately snapped her eyes open, fully aware of her surroundings.
- I Owe You My Life: No less than three times to Jae Han. First is when he finds her collapsed inside an Illusion barrier, then when the Human traffickers show up, though they were after him as well, and lastly when he rescues both her and her father from "The President" during The Company arc. To date, the only "reward" he's taken from her is a simple date with her. (Though Jae Han did receive a much larger and comprehensive reward from her father for his aid.)
- Irony: Situational variant. Her attributes are of the Darkness and Demon domains, yet she is ill because of the Darkness element.
- Kindhearted Cat Lover: After meeting with Han Jae Han, and his constant use of Yun-Hon Soul Recovery on her, she adopted a kitten to take care of. After the company arc, and her cure, she's quite fond of the little furball, and can't stop talking about it.
- Morality Pet: Though Sung-Gong isn't outright villainous so much as antagonistic as needed for Sung-Ah's sake, his daughter represents the best of him. Everything Sung-Gong does is to save Sung-Ah from an extremely dangerous curse that's slowly killing her.
- New Transfer Student: Hwan Sung-Ah suddenly transfers to Han's class not long after he encounters her. For extra comedy, Hwan Sung-Gon transfers as a teacher.
- No Social Skills: A consequence of her sheltered life, kept close under her father's wing. She demonstrates this often, but a good example is how her entire reasoning for clinging to Jee-Han's arm during their "date" is that she learned from "the sea of knowledge" (the internet) that that's just what you're supposed to do when on a date.
- Purple Eyes: As shown in the character portrait she has piercing purple eyes. She's also significant in that her illness takes up almost two full arcs in the plot.
- Rapunzel Hair: Her hair reaches all the way to her waist.
- Rei Ayanami Expy: She exhibits several of the characteristics, although she notably lacks the hair color you'd expect of characters like this. She's less emotionless and more socially awkward though.
- Ship Tease: She's had more of it with Jee-Han than any of his other potential Love Interests.
- Sugar and Ice Personality: Generally on the "ice" side due to her usual depression and lack of energy. Normally more sugary when with Jee-Han, although that still isn't saying much. The situation described below in Tears of Joy is a notable major exception.
- Tears of Joy: After Jee-Han declares that he will save her. Especially heartwarming when the only thing that had been keeping her from just giving up was her father's dedication to save her, and now she finally realizes that there is someone else who wants her to live, and not just because they feel like they have to take care of her, like she thinks her father does.
- Training from Hell: She accepts this from her father in order to learn how to control her darkness element so she can catch up to Jae Han. She is clearly not happy to be left behind when her father goes off to help Jae Han take on The Company.
- Bonus Point for her power draws from the infernal realm itself.
- When She Smiles: The problem is getting her to smile, as she's rather taciturn. The situation described in the above trope is a notable example of this trope in Sung-Ah.
Temporary MagicianAlso called the "Existence Eater", the Temporary Magician is an absurdly powerful person who gave up life in the Abyss to get a government job. He has been unable to succeed, making him a "Temp". The Temporary Magician, the Chunbumoon, and the Yunhonmoon are in charge of the local territory.
A magical witch mercenary specializing in killing weak ability users. She's among the few sages in the world, skilled and powerful mages with vast knowledge of the magical arts. Aholting's partner.
- Badass Teacher: Makes due on Jee-Han's request to teach him traditional magic to supplement his growing skillset.
- Bi the Way: Chapter 87 shows that she considers Kwon Shi-Yun "interesting" in the same manner as Jee Han. Note that her interest in Jee Han has very strong sexual undertones.
- Cute Witch: Plays it up, too.
- Deus Exit Machina: She won't be able to help Jae Han take on The Company this time around because she's in Japan, although she does text the Harem King about it.
- Genius Bruiser: As magic is like a science, requiring much studying and dedication, but with under 30% of mages actually becoming fighters, she's this by virtue of being one of the few battle sages in the world.
- Hypocritical Humor: Complains that Han Jae Han's ability being too much like cheating is unfair... after using copious amounts of Loophole Abuse to become a near permanent resident in his home.
- I Gave My Word: She always honors her contracts, even if that puts her life, and soul, in jeopardy.
- I Owe You My Life: Twice to Jae Han. The first time, when he rescues her from the Black Rock, he's merely repaying the favor from when she came to his aid against the Human traffickers. The second time, was when he completely upended The Company's plans for her, Aholting, Sung Gon and Sung-Ah. When she offered Jae Han a "gift," in return, he asked her to teach him magic. She very happily agreed.
- Logical Weakness: Since she specializes in using magic that involves Life Drain, she's at a disadvantage when facing foes that are not alive—like giant golems. Made even more apparent when it turns out she was Level 142 and was still having trouble because of the nature of her magic. That doesn't mean Elemental Rock-Paper-Scissors is the be-all-end-all to magic though, as she demonstrated.
- Life Drain: Lolikiano specializes in draining energy from her opponents and using it to fuel spells against them. She can also draw upon energy provided by living beings—say, a forest—to slug some extremely devastating spells.
- Older Than They Look: She looks like a child.
- Pretty Freeloaders: After chapter 95, she basically forces her way into Han Jae Han's house as a resident. Even though he's no longer her pupil, she still insists it's part of the Master/Disciple relationship. This may prove subverted as of chapter 102 as her cell phone message to Jae Han could be interpreted as her providing meals in exchange for living under his roof. At the very least they do seem to dine together. As of chapter 156, it's revealed that she does, at least, buy the groceries that they both consume.
- Punny Name: Lolikiano.
- Red Baron / Names to Run Away from Really Fast: The Witch of Slaughter/Carnage.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Her eyes are red, and she is not someone you want to mess with.
- Sexy Mentor: In addition to being a Trickster Mentor, Jee Han notes that her behavior towards him seriously borders on sexual harassment.
- Shameless Fanservice Girl: Chapter 113 reveals that she happily prances around under clothed in Han Jae Han's home, while he's present, and in front of him.
- Sinister Scythe: Although it's only shown once in chapter 77, she can summon a huge, red, energy scythe that she uses to mow down her enemies like a lawnmower.
- So Proud of You: She praises Jae Han in chapter 156 for designing a barrier for his home, which she shares, that is so strong and unshakable that even she can't bypass it if she wasn't invited. In chapter 157, she goes on further to praise him to the point where she openly gives him permission to openly declare himself her disciple because he mastered Quad-casting in record time, and she was shocked when she learned he did it through actual magical study as opposed to simply osmosing skills due to his unique ability, though she was still somewhat pouty when she took into account that his exceptionally high INT, which allowed it to happen, is still a direct result of his Gamer ability, that she considers unfair.
- Stocking Filler: When she appears over Jae Han's head in chapter 156, it's revealed she holds up her cat-themed stockings with garters.
- Summon Magic: She seems to have a contract with demons for summoning or something to that effect, since she summons the Demon Gods from the 72 Pillars of the Ars Goetia Berith and Zagan to aid her. She's quite chummy with them too.
- The Tease: She calls herself Jee-Han's "big sister" and flirts constantly with him, like Sae-Young but with a lolicious body. She even gives him her number. Also, she, uh, stole his first kiss, claiming he's been "marked" by her. Jee-Han is suitably flabbergasted.
- In chapter 87 Lolikiano has asked Jee-Han to give her a massage saying "A disciple massaging their master is unwritten ero stories you know".
- Trickster Mentor: The reward for coming to her aid back during The Company arc was becoming Jae Han's mentor, for 480 hours. This teaching, she gave him "for free," though she would often demand a massage, once the 480 hours ended, she insisted on remaining his master, and him being her disciple, but everything she teaches him from that point on has a hidden "price tag." Jae Han realized this pretty quick, but doesn't seem to mind, as long as whatever benefit he gets is worth the "cost of admission." Truth be told, it usually is.
- Token Mini-Moe: Despite this, she flirts with Jee-Han and calls herself his "big sister". Lampshaded with her name.
- Woman Child: Despite being an adult, she often acts like a Bratty Half-Pint. She sometimes even swerves into Adorably Precocious Child territory in the process.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her hair is bright pink, and it doesn't seem to be a dye.
- Your Soul Is Mine: She apparently has the ability to yank out people's souls. She boasts of the ability to do so towards the "hunters" in chapter 34, and they believed her.
A powerful wolf-fur-dressed mercenary specializing in killing weak ability users. Lolikiano's partner.
- Bodyguarding a Badass: His charge, Lolikiano, is quite strong herself at level 142, yet he still protects her. Rather justified in their case, since their respective magics have very strong synergy, allowing for extremely destructive spells when working together.
- Body Horror: When his magic incantation spoke of turning his body into a tree, he meant it literally.
- The Bus Came Back: He's seen helping Lolikano with some task in Japan.
- From a Single Cell: Even if you destroy the foliage that results from his magic, as long as his roots remain intact underground, his forest will keep regenerating, and eventually so will his human body.
- Green Thumb: His magic allows him to turn himself into a tree—which leaves a vast root connection underground that allows him to rapidly regenerate, and quickly become a life-draining forest.
- Life Drain: Like Lolikiano. In his case, the trees created by his magic can drain the energy from his opponents, or he can provide the energy himself. He does so and then gives it to Lolikiano in order to give her the energy needed to prepare massively destructive magic.
- Nature Hero: He's a druid, and uses magic from nature
- Nemean Skinning: He wears a wolf-head cowl.
- Older Than They Look: Due to his magic, he looks somewhere in his early 30s, but he is actually in his 50s.
- Out of Focus: Seems to have disappeared after The Company arc. He's not even mentioned.
- The Quiet One: Rarely talks. When he does, it tends to be in Beige Prose.
Jo Jung Hwan
Jo Jung Hwan
Leader of the Black Leather Gang. He appears as an antagonist in chapter 68.
- But Not Too Foreign: Half Korean, half-black (nationality not mentioned).
- Fake Weakness: Subverted. Calls himself a weak foreigner to try and get Han Jae Han and Kwon Shi-Yun off balance. He was right about being "weak" though. Despite being a higher level, Kwon Shi-Yun takes him down rather easily.
- Faux Affably Evil: He is polite for all of two sentences before attacking Han Jae Han and Kwon Shi-Yun.
- Gone Horribly Wrong: A magical accident caused him to gain half the power of the Abyss magician that was experimenting on him.
- Hell-Bent for Leather: He's based his magical defensive abilities around leather.
- The Leader: Of the Black Leather Gang.
- One Head Taller: He towers over Kwon Shi-Yun. Unfortunately for him, it just makes him a bigger target.
- Only in It for the Money: He hunts people for money.
- Orphan's Ordeal: His parents died of disease and he was abducted by an Abyss magician and experimented on.
- Scary Black Man: He tried to be this. Unfortunately, Jae Han and Shi Yun have Nerves of Steel.
- Smug Snake: He thought his gang could take out Kwon Shi-Yun and Han Jae Han easily. He was dead wrong.
"Muhi of Storms"
Muhi of Storms
One of the two top users working for "The Company." He is also known as one of the Ten Gates of Daehan.
- Adjusting Your Glasses: He's often pushing the bridge of his glasses. Seems to be a nervous habit.
- Blow You Away: He has mastery over air magic. He can generate anything from a breeze to a tornado capable of altering a landscape.
- Did Not Think This Through: He went up against Berith, and made a good showing; however, he neglected the innocuous metal pin holding his tie in place. Berith would use this to pierce his heart, and taunt him. (And presumably steal his soul.)
- Stoic Spectacles: He wears glasses, and rarely shows emotion.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Introduced and killed off almost in the same chapter.
Gwan Chel Soo
Gwan Chel Soo
Another of The Company's top ability users. Also known as one of The Ten Gates of Daehan.
- Anime Hair: His hairdo would not be out of place in Yugi-oh. His hair gel budget must be pretty big.
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Thinks he's pretty much invincible. He happens to be right.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: Even while fighting Zagan, his tuxedo is not dirtied in any way.
- Bare-Fisted Monk: He fought Zagan barehanded.
- Calling Your Attacks: He yells out "Yongrin Final strike" before punching a hole through Zangan's torso.
- Deadly Disc: He rides a magical disk instead of flying.
- Red Baron: Is known as "King of Yongrin."
The top ability user of "The Company" aside from "The President."
- Affably Evil: He is quite polite, engaging in pleasant chit-chat with Lolikano, trying to convince her to turn over Hwan Sung Gon, and Hwan Sung Ah, and leave.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: He's almost as strong as Aholting.
- Casting a Shadow: He uses darkness and shadow based attacks.
- Only in It for the Money: Like the rest of The Company, he cares about profit, and only about profit.
- Punched Across the Room: By Hwan Sung-Gong during The Company arc while the latter was defending Lolikano. He'd quickly return the favor.
- Stoic Spectacles: He doesn't show much emotion, and he wears glasses.
- Summon Magic: Is able to use magic circles to summon The Company's employees.
- Villain Teleportation: Like Hwan Sung Gon, he can teleport where other shadows are.
- Your Soul Is Mine: Threatened to steal Lolikano's soul.
- You Will Be Spared: Offered to spare Lolikano if she moved out of the way.
The top ability user in The Company. Its word is law, literally.
- Arch-Enemy: It looks like it wants to take up this role against Jae Han.
- As Long as There Is Evil: Or, more specifically, As Long As There is Chaos. After his ascension to divinity, he boasts that he'll continue to exist as long as there are people who want the world to change.
- Beware the Silly Ones: Looks and acts like a clown, but don't let that fool you, it is very powerful and very dangerous.
- Cast from Money: All of its attacks and special abilities come at a cost to The Company's funds. After his defeat to Hwan Gong, The Company went bankrupt and had to re-structure.
- Exact Words: It is quick to point out to The Harem King that it has never laid hands on Jee Han. While this is technically true, it neglects to realize that it has laid hands on people under Jee Han's protection and is utterly confused as to why Jee Han would interfere. Worse, it completely ignores subordinates that take aggressive acts towards Jee Han.
- Healing Factor: It's not that he's immune to damage. He just heals faster than Bora Jin can dish it out.
- Humans Are Insects: Sees humans as little more than foolish, stupid creatures.
- I Am Legion: Is an amalgam of souls, the original bodies are just puppets. Chapter 141 reveals that this trope applies to it, literally. It is composed of tens of thousands of souls.
- Light is Not Good: Descends onto the battlefield in a ray of light, but there's nothing good about this entity.
- Mask of Power: Wears a mask, and uses masks to force people into joining The Company.
- Meaningful Rename: After the completion of the ritual in chapter 144, it becomes Arc Company, the god of change, entertainment, and commerce.
- Metaphorically True: It tells the Harem King that Jae Han attacked The Company, first, on two occasions. In order for this to be true, however, one must consider Jae Han acting against company interests, even tangentially, as direct attacks while simultaneously refusing to accept that making direct moves against Jae Han's friends, relatives, love interests, disciples, and anyone else in his sphere of influence or under his protection, would logically be viewed as attacks against Jae Han.
- Misanthrope Supreme: Despite being composed of tens of thousands of souls, it can only see the absolute worst traits of humanity.
- Moral Myopia: It views Jae Han coming to the aid of his personal friends and disciples as direct attacks against itself, but sees nothing wrong with its agents attacking Jae Han's friends in the first place. This is a step up in antagonism from other Abyss antagonists, and some supporting characters like Lolikano, who are willing to admit that attacks against those under another's protection is effectively an attack upon that other entity, even if they don't see that other entity as anything but an "ingredient." In fact, it feels itself being "unjustly oppressed" by The Harem King for calling it out on this.
- Monster Clown: Is dressed like a jester, but is very, very dangerous.
- Not Quite Dead: Being sucked into a black hole is not enough to keep this guy down.
- People Puppets: The employees are all literal puppets that it can resurrect as many times as it likes, provided it has the funds to do so. Chapter 142 reveals that even its own body is nothing more than a puppet for its mask.
- Physical God: Chapter 144 reveals that the end goal of the Company is to transform it into one. Chapter 150 reveals that it always was, just in a larval state.
- Readings Are Off the Scale: "Observe" lists his level with four question marks, and can't read any other information. That means its level is at least 1000, with 200 being someone that can easily remodel the landscape by blinking.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: Is the living embodiment of this trope. It can buy anything from people's lives to space-time.
- Stuff Blowing Up: He causes Bora Jin's sword to explode by grabbing it.
- They Just Dont Get It: While, charitably, it can be excused for not expecting Jae Han to come to the aid of Hwan Sun Gong (although expecting him not to come to the aid of Hwan Sung-Ah with whom he had plenty of contact is pretty ridiculous), it's inexcusable for it to think that Jae Han would ignore one of its agents going after his disciple. Further, it's really twisting the rules of logic, if not sanity, to say that Jae Han attacked The Company, when one of The Company's agents forced Jae Han into an ID barrier that he could not leave, swarmed him with living metal dolls, pierced him with metal spikes and sent him into a paved parking lot leaving a crater, without even bothering to introduce himself, and then threatening to kill Jae Han for having the insolence to fight back.
- Took a Level in Badass: To terrifying proportions. It can put Hwan on the defensive just by being present.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: A throwaway line to the Lone Devil King in chapter 141 reveals that in its past, the first souls that composed its makeup were all full of resentment and hatred for the world, and sought to destroy it. As more and more souls were consumed and assimilated, this changed.
The Harem King
Another large power within the abyss, he has apparently been using his influence to protect Jae Han for reasons yet unknown.
- Battle Harem: His name suggests a harem of some sort at any rate.
- Fiery Red Head: A male variant. Hot tempered, hot blooded, and plays with fire.
- I Want Them Alive: After chapter 123, when The President accuses Jae Han of "attacking the company," The Harem King says "just keep him breathing."
- Mysterious Backer: Put out word within the abyss to leave Jae Han be, but who he is or why he did this is still not known.
- Playing with Fire: He has some kind of fire-based ability, hot and powerful enough to crack concrete.
The Lone Devil King
Yet another ability user powerful enough to boss "The President" around.
- Annoying Laugh: "Keke!"
- Assimilation Plot: Chapter 142 reveals that the whole "Great Labyrith" game fiasco is purely for the sake of "marking" souls that The President can then seize for his own benefit.
- Evil Gloating: Combined with Evil Laugh. He rejoices once his plan to drive the world into chaos using The Company goes into full effect in chapter 142.
- Evil Laughter: After a bit of exposition in chapter 144, revealing that his plan to deify The President is a success, he laughs like a complete loon.
- Expy: His appearance is eerily similar to "Maou" from "The Devil is a Part Timer."
- For the Evulz: He doesn't seem to even have a reason for joining hands with The President in order to plunge the world into chaos, he just enjoys doing it.
- The Man Behind the Man: He's one of those people responsible for the "Great Labyrinth" game and the DLC dungeon.
- Physical God: As is revealed in chapter 144, he's a fragment of the god of chaos.
- Supernatural Gold Eyes: He has golden eyes, and has a mysterious supernatural origin that can scare even "The President."
- Yellow Eyes of Sneakiness: He's very shifty and his eyes are golden.
In Hyung Jin
In Hyung Jin
The antagonist starting in chapter 115. He attacks Han Jae Han while the latter was searching for Yoo Jin to rescue her from the Abyss kidnapper who took her in chapter 113.
- Badass Bookworm: When introduced, he was surrounded by books, and he's level 88.
- Genius Bruiser: His intelligence is 110, and he has powerful attacks.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Han Jae Han found out in chapter 117, that he's way too easy to provoke. In doing so, Han Jae Han was able to puzzle out his primary attack skill and counter it.
- Humans Are Insects: He actually calls Jae Han an insect. Not that Jae Han cares.
- Megane: He wears glasses.
- Marionette Master: Attacks with swarms of living metal golems.
- Oh, Crap!: When he realizes that Han Jae Han is actually very dangerous, and has his own army of golems. Golems that his golems are very weak against.
- Smug Snake: From his introduction, he's done nothing but berate how "weak" Han Jae Han is, and how easily he would kill the latter. In reality, he only managed to land a devastating blow because he caught Han Jae Han by surprise. It keeps getting worse as the arc progresses. He's convinced himself that he's completely dominating the fight with Jae Han, going so far as to sport a Psychotic Smirk every time he thinks he's gained the upper hand, but in reality, he's being reeled in like a fish on a hook. Granted, he's a very dangerous fish, but he's still being reeled in, completely unawares.
- Spoiled Brat: His flashback as he faints shows that during his entire life, he's received nothing but praise for simply existing. He was apparently recruited to "The Company" as a direct result.
- This Cannot Be!: When he realizes that Jae Han's got him completely outclassed.
- Villain Respect: Despite trying to kill Jae Han, he admires Jae Han's cunning, although he still belittles Jae Han himself.
- You Are What You Hate: After seeing Han Jae Han disappear underground and summon golems, he complains that summoners annoy the hell out of him. How does he attack? By summoning living metal dolls.
Han Jee-Han's homeroom teacher. 42, single. Passionate teacher and wielder of the rod of love.
- Badass Teacher: Of the Badass Normal variety. Delinquents in class remain silent because he once beat up several delinquents and broke their bones.
- Carry a Big Stick: He's known for using a long wooden pole, "The Rod of Love," to inflict physical discipline on his unruly students. This is actually lenient by Korean standards.
Class representative with excellent test scores.
- Adaptive Ability: She has acquired a minor version of Jee Han's "Gamer" ability. At least while in a party with him, she can do pretty much anything he can.
- Ascended Extra: Started out as a very minor character until chapter 102.
- All Myths Are True: She learns this, to her horror, in chapter 140.Jae Han: Yeah. That's the kind of place the Abyss is.
- Battle Aura: She gets one in chapter 128 as a direct result of Kwon Shin Yun accusing Jae Han of being a shameless skirt chaser.
- Big Eater: Chapter 111 shows that she can really put food away, in a hurry. She even began eating Jae-Han's share without noticing. To be fair, this is after training in a time dilated dungeon (one hour outside, ten inside.)
- Blade on a Stick: Jae Han gives her a spear to defend herself in the dungeon.
- Blue Oni Red Oni: The blue oni to Kwon Shi Yun's red.
- Bridal Carry: Is on the receiving end of this from Kwon Shi-Yun in chapter 134 with Kwon Shi Yun saying she should "get used to it." Now while Kim Yoo Jin was talking about the insanity that occurs in ID barriers, we can't be 100% sure that's what Kwon Shi Yun meant.
- The Bus Came Back: The number of chapters where she hasn't even been mentioned is in the high double digits. She returns to the story in a big way in chapter 102.
- The Call Knows Where You Live: Boy does it ever. Even though Lolikano specifically broke her link to the Great Labyrith, it keeps reaching out to grab her wherever she goes. Presumably the Abyss agent that kidnapped her from her home in chapter 113 did more to her than simply sell her to In Hyung Jin. Even being in the Chubunmoon's family estate doesn't protect her in the slightest.
- Characterization Marches On: Her Early-Bird Cameo in chapter 26 has her introduced as a level 10 character with a 54 intelligence stat. However, by the time she becomes an Ascended Extra from chapter 102 onward, the author had decided to drop her stats to starting off as a level 6 character with only 21 intelligence points, which is still considered to be high by Jee-Han's standards. However, its noted that Kim got all that back pretty quickly after Jae Han power-leveled her skills in the Age of the Great Labyrinth dungeon.
- Class Representative: Currently the only defining feature of her besides her intelligence.
- Cowardly Lion: Lacking a "Gamer's Mind" ability that forces her to examine situations in a calm, rational manner like playing a video game, and her lack of confidence due to serious trauma concerning the abyss has her being very skittish. Still, she's more than willing to struggle through the fear and face the danger head on. Kwon Shi-Yun praises her for this.
- Cry Cute: The cast finds her crying adorable. When she's crying Tears of Joy upon being reunited with the rest of the party in chapter 150, it immediaetely makes Kwon Shi Yun jealous.
- Damsel in Distress: Happens in chapter 113. She is grabbed from inside her own home by someone who forced the sliding door open on her balcony from the outside, and carried her off, flying.
- Early-Bird Cameo: A brief appearance in chapter 26 before gaining a larger role by the time chapter 102 rolled around.
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Jae Han always calls her "class president" and she hates it. She specifically, and emphatically tells him to call her by name in chapter 110. Lolikano starts calling her "class president" in chapter 111, and Lolikano's not going to stop doing it anytime soon. She was horrified when Kwon Shin Yun did it too, until Shin-Yun admitted that she thought Yoo-Jin's name really is "Class President."
- Failed a Spot Check: In chapter 136, she's so hungry she tears into the sandwich Jae Han feeds her without checking first. Kwon Shi-Yun, of all people, is the one who points it out. It is at this point that Jae Han reveals that he can store food in his "inventory" indefinitely without worrying about spoilage of any kind.
- Fish out of Water: She's more or less an acurate depiction of what a normal person would be like being thrown into a supernatural setting, like the abysss.
- Green-Eyed Monster: Is quite jealous of Jee-Han's ability, relative wealth, and freedom.
- Growling Gut: Several times, like in chapter 112, and chapter 136. Despite Jae Han, and Kwon Shin Yun being in the same scene, and having gone without eating for the same amount of time, she's the only one to whom this happens. Whether this is a result of their relatively more advanced Abyss abilities, or her being a Big Eater is not entirely clear. What is clear is that she's mortified when it does.
- High-Pressure Emotion: Being the closest thing to a normal human continuously in Jae Han's sphere of influence, she's the only one whose stomach can be heard growling, and when she's embarrassed at this, steam goes flying out of her ears while her face turns beet red.
- The Load: To the annoyance of many fans, she's not really contributing anything to Jae Han's party during their sojourn in the Great Labyrinth. She's not piecing together a strategy, fighting enemies, or even casting spells. She was able to identify the character who notified them of the "event" they're in, but that's it, so far. For these fans, she's on dangerously thin ice for becoming The Scrappy.
- Luminescent Blush: Sports a truly touching one in chapter 106, after safely returning home from the dungeon. While asking Jee Han to go on a date with her, and HE accepted.
- The Many Deaths of You: She apparently "died" in the DLC instant dungeon after being summoned there in her sleep in chapter 109. Good thing she was at Jae Han's house at the time, with Jae Han in the same room or she'd be a total wreck.
- Meganekko: She wears glasses.
- Muggle Best Friend: She wasn't even aware of the Abyss until she's literally sucked into it in chapter 102.
- Nervous Wreck: In chapter 127, she reveals that her experience with the Great Labyrinth and subsequent kidnapping has given her an extreme anxiety disorder so severe that she's considering getting a prescription for anti-anxiety medication, and she's been hiding it from her parents.
- Nobody Poops: Despite being in Jae Han's training regiment for 10 solid hours, not once did she take a break for a "call of nature." They only stopped because she got hungry.
- Not So Above It All: Though she won't likely admit it, she's just as hooked on video games as Jae Han is.
- Not So Different: From Jae Han. How did she wind up getting sucked into the abyss? Playing video games. She even has the same response to learning about things related to the Abyss, including getting starry-eyed when she realized Lolikano is a real-life witch. Despite calling Kwon Shin Yun "weird" in chapter 128, acts in an eerily similar manner to the latter in chapter 129.
- Perpetual Poverty: Her parents are very poor, and the reason she's always studying so hard is that her family needs her to go to a good college on an academic scholarship.
- Polyamory: Possibly. She does not mind being on a group date with Jae Han and another girl, Kwon Shin-Yun. In fact, she only got angry when she heard that Jae Han does not take kissing girls seriously. Upon hearing his side of the story, ie that the girl in question kissed him, he does take it seriously, and finding out that it's true, her anger evaporated like a morning fog, especially considering the fact that said "girl" is Lolikano, Jae Han's "master."
- Ship Tease: She's officially among Jae Han's love interests by chapter 126. She's the one asking him out on dates, and he's the one who accepts. She's even officially asked him to meet her parents.
- Shout-Out: Lolikano specifically calls her "Princess Peach" when she learns how The Company kidnapped her again.
- Smart People Wear Glasses: Prior to being sucked into the abyss, she was the smartest muggle Jee Han knew. After becoming Jee Han's apprentice, she's put even more points into INT, and she wears glasses.
- Sword and Sorcerer: The dynamic between her and Kwon Shi Yun is quickly and clearly becoming this. While she's better at hanging back and blasting enemies with magic due to being a Squishy Wizard, Kwon Shi Yun is both eager and able to take the fight into close quarters.
- Squishy Wizard: Her only high stat is her INT, implying she will became this soon.
- Stating the Simple Solution: In chapter 130, she insists that their first priority should be escape from the ID barrier where they're trapped. Jae Han agrees, but mentions aloud that they have to figure out how to do that first.
- Strange Minds Think Alike: She and Kwon Shin Yun eerily synch up in chapter 129.
- Tears of Fear: Even after Han Jae Han stabilized her mental condition with the Yun Hon recovery technique in chapter 127, simply remembering the trauma she endured in the Great Labyrinth and her subsequent kidnapping has her crying in terror, begging for Jae Han to help her.
- That Came Out Wrong: When she realized the implications of inviting Jae Han to her home.
- Took a Level in Badass: Looks like the author heard the fan's complaints regarding her because come chapter 137, she's The Load no more, and served as a vital part of Jae Han's strategy for collecting breathing orbs. In chapter 149, she's holding her own against Dan Ui's Faceless Mooks which normally require a level 100 opponent to defeat, by herself.
- Transporters And Teleporters: She somehow acquires a "short range teleport" skill and uses it to dodge a massive fireball in chapter 149.
- Unknown Rival: She's completely unaware of the fact that Jee-Han tests his intelligence against hers. She's only used by him as an early reference though, as her above normal intelligence falls short of Jee-Han's own after he decides to make himself an Intelligence-based character. Her intelligence was stated at '54' at level 10, while Jee-han stated his was 65 at the time her Int Score was revealed. Jee-han's Int has since increased over 150, making her one feature obsolete.
- You Gotta Have Green Hair: Darker shade than Sun-il, but it's clearly green. Chapter 102 implies she got this from her father.
One of the "lackeys" that Jae Han encountered in The Company arc.
- Abusive Parents: His father was a drunk that constantly beat him.
- The Bully: He became a thug that leeched off other students.
- Delinquent: He was marked as such in high-school, and joined a gang.
- Freak Out: Completely lost what little cool he had when Jae Han swatted his men like flies.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: He would often get into fist fights for the slightest inconvenience.
- Mildly Military: Was sentenced to mandatory military service for many petty crimes, and that's when he stumbled onto The Abyss.
- Parental Abandonment: His mother died from a car accident when he was young.
- Shooting Superman: His response to Han Jae Han having bullets bounce off him, is to shoot more bullets. His men, sadly, share this mindset.
- You Monster!: To Han Jae Han.
The great duke of hell. He is a powerful demon with a human-like appearance.
- Badass Mustache: A pretty long one.
- Brains and Brawn: The brains to Zagan's brawn.
- Extra-ore-dinary: His main ability. He is able to control metal freely. All metal. Including that seemingly inoffensive metal brooch keeping your tie in place.
- I Have Many Names: Berith, the great duke of hell, the devil of alchemy and the creator of lies.
- Mook Maker: Thanks to his control over metal, he is able to create metal golems.
- Non-Standard Character Design: Berith looks rather odd compared to the other characters, with a rather long head, a weird haircut and wearing medieval clothes.
- Public-Domain Character: His appearance and manerisms are based off artitst's depictions of the demon by the same name from the Ars Goetia.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: He looks down on humans, calling them narcissistic, weak, and careless creatures.
- Supernatural Gold Eyes: He has gold eyes, highlighting his demonic nature.
- Your Soul Is Mine: Presumably stole the soul of "Muhi Of Storms."
The president of hell. He looks like a winged minotaur.
- Blood Knight: He is very eager to fight opponents and crush some skulls.
- Brains and Brawn: The brawn to Berith's brains.
- Mix-and-Match Critter: He's got traits of various different species: head, legs, and hooves of a bull; torso, arm, and hands of a human; and wings of a giant eagle.
- Playing with Fire: Able to shoot fireballs from his mouth.
- Supernatural Gold Eyes: He has gold eyes, highlighting his demonic nature.
- Worthy Opponent: He considers Gwan Chel Soo one. Not surprising as Gwan Chel Soo actually beat him like drum.