Kubera Leez is a happy-go-lucky girl who has never left her isolated village for all of her life. Everything changes on her 16th birthday and she gets taken in by the unfriendly mage Asha.A fantasy/action Korean Webtoon about the ordeals and destiny of a girl with the name of a God. Names of deities and elements of Hindu Mythology were borrowed to create a distinctive and original fantasy setting. It is being serialized here in Korean. The author's blog is routinely updated with new information about the world and the characters; it contains major spoilers for those who have not caught up with the story yet.Has a characters page that need a lot more Wiki Magic.
Provides examples of:
The Ace: Asha — on the surface, at least, to all who know of her.
Broken Ace: What's really going on. It comes with a price, and may have a source that is includes a hefty price-tag which could well take out practically everybody around her she even remotely comes to cares about. Yet, she is willing to do this. For revenge.
Actually, I Am Him: Gandharva is looking for the Priestess of Chaos to kill her. She just happens to be Teo Rakan, the person who took him in as he tried to infiltrate Kalibloom and furthermore the only human he ever sympathized with.
Amazing Technicolor Population: The sura have skin tones in shades of green, blue, and pink, in addition to the more normal skin tones ranging from pale to brown.
An Ice Person: Gandharva, although he is also anything to do with Water. Also, his rival and Asktika counterpart of Varuna can dish the Ice out, although Water is most usual. Unless it's to help Gandharva's Clan out, that is... That little request of Visnu's got a bit "forgotten" or "misplaced".
Anti-Magic: Clan Taraka's (Chaos) trademark and once the area of expertise for human Chaos magic users, as well. The stronger Sura can also seal away transcendentals of all descriptions for indefinite time periods. This seems to come at a price, though: they don't seem to have many (if any) transcendentals of their own outside this.
Beware the Nice Ones: YUTA! OMG, where to start? Cute as a button, doesn't want to harm those who mean him none (or who are weak), packs a surprising shape-shift he tries to downplay: will try eating anybody else alive after extensive sadistic torture if they cross him or anybody he cares about even slightly. Anybody. No exceptions: the guy has to continually talk himself out of attacking, unless he finds a reason. And, it'll likely only get worse as he hits puberty. Most superior Sura are this to some extent in human-mode, but... eep.... Yuta takes it to extremes and, can scare even Nastika Kings when he's only still a kid.
Bifauxnen: Asha. She's not even crossdressing, she walks around wearing a skirt!
Black Hole Belly: Yuta. Special mention goes to Season 2 Chapter 9, where he seems to absorb vaporized blood.
Broken Bird: Given all she's gone through, it's surprising that Leez can remain so cheerful. When the facade cracks it's sad to watch. And according to the real Kubera, things are only going to get worse for her.
Asha may also be a candidate... but, it's rather hard to tell under the tough shell she wears. Teo was broken at one point, but seems to have put herself back together. And, makes a habit of trying to do that with others. Say... by adopting waifs and strays.
Bullying a Dragon: Half-bloods suffer terrible prejudices despite their sometimes amazing powers. We later discover it's at least partially justified by the fact that half-bloods are influenced by the mental state of the leader of the sura tribe they inherit from; during the Cataclysm, this made them all go on horrifically murderous rampages, so nobody trusts them today.
Anybody who picks on Yuta thinking he's a "normal Half" or any poor Sura that jumps on him thinking it's just scored a meal finds they've just done this instead. Or, tried Mugging the Monster.
Creator Cameo: The author's Currygom character (an orange, curry-colored bear) makes multiple appearances in random roles. See here for a glimpse at every appearance during season 1.
Curtains Match the Window: Most of the main characters. Leez has teal hair and green eyes; Asha has light gray-blue hair and blue-gray eyes. Word Of Godsays most humans have matching hair and eye colors.
Divine Parentage: While the details of the matter have yet to be revealed to the readers, (spoilers for Chapter 90 and beyond) one of Yuta's parents is, or was, a goddess.
Dramatic Irony: When Teo looks up information on Gandharva, the book goes on for ages about a lot of meaningless statistics and history which have no relevance to the plot; it also mentions, in a footnote, that Gandharva has a daughter who is so weak and unimportant that even her name is not recorded. Of course, since in the present day all of Gandharva's actions are centered around the hope that she might be alive, the reader knows that Gandharva's daughter is in fact the single most important part of his biography.
Dual Age Modes: Gods and Nastika (top Sura) can change the age of their appearance at will.
Fangirl: In-universe example. Asha collects the breed like stamps wherever she goes. Whether she wants to or not. Brillith has a few herself. And, quite a few of the Fanboy variety. It's hinted that any Priest/ess or top-grade magician gets a following. Possibly even Claus.
Fantastic Racism: Against "Halves" who have more than 50% sura ancestry. The "Quarters", who have 25%~50% sura ancestry, are treated equally as humans. It's eventually revealed that the reason for it is because Halves are affected by the mindset of the leader of the Sura tribe they inherit from, to the point where it can totally override their personality in extreme situations. During the Cataclysm every single Half went on a horrifically murderous rampage as a result.
The Neutral Bow was shown in Season 1 chapter 64, more than 40 chapters (and nearly a year and half in real-life serialization) before it was introduced in the story.
Also, way back in the very first chapter, someone mentions how they were disappointed that Rao Leez's only child was a daughter, since they thought it meant the world missed out on another great warrior; but were satisfied when they saw Kubera Leez's great strength. A copy of Rao Leez's book is also shown within the first few panels. Just how great and famous a warrior Leez's father was, though, isn't revealed for over a hundred chapters.
All of the gods have a power called insight which allows them to read human minds and see their futures. Almost every time Leez meets a god, they have some insight about her future, foreshadowing the overall plot; most of these, unfortunately, are of what seems to be a Bad Future.
Functional Magic: The power of the magic that humans use is borrowed from the gods (devas).
Future Badass: What brief hints we've gotten of Leez's future is she's going to become somebody to be reckoned with.
Gravity Master: "Mister"... and, by extension, anybody using transcendental magic related to the domain of Kubera or just of the element "Earth". Slightly more justified than most examples, seeing as he does seem to actually manipulate the density, resistance, regeneration and mass of localised physical bodies, rather than "gravity", as such. The Required Secondary Superpower of Made of Iron is the whole point to the Hoti Kubera spell, as well. Which is useful should you accidentally try flattening yourself or launching yourself into orbit when using other ones.
Hard Head: Ran Sairofe. Rocks falling from above break into pieces when they make contact with his head..
Healing Factor: A feature of the Golden Knight allows the wearer to recover from mortal damage (provided that they have vigor at time of injury).
Heroic BSOD: Yuta after he concluded that sura who destroyed Leez's village was indeed Maruna. Also after he realises that Gandharva has taken Sura form when he shouldn't be able to: very justifiable, as he'd been tempted to eat him earlier.
Heroic Sacrifice: Early in the second season, Yuta lets himself get caught by the Hide of Bondage to protect Leez.
Hindu Mythology: Though it seems it is more Vedic than Hindu - ultimately, those two mythologies share a whole lot anyway, so it's the same difference.
Horror Hunger: Yuta. Also, any Sura who is not a Nastika if they've been very heavy on the trancendentals recently: the only way for them to regain vigour quickly is to eat sentient beings big and powerful enough for a boost, as, unlike the Nastika, other Sura don't automatically regain vigour just by resting. Chaos Sura seem to have black holeswhere their stomachs should be, though, at almost all times... which is a bit weird.
Immortality: Comes in several different flavors for the Sura and the gods.
Lonely Rich Kid: Despite the way he looks and acts, this is one of the cornerstones of Ran Sairofe's backstory.
Mayfly-December Romance: Any poor human soul who has ever struck it "lucky" with a Sura or a God. Or a Half or a Quarter, for that matter. Currygom has made it more than clear that these age gaps very rarely end well, with broken hearts and dreams all around for everybody involved. Ran's parents are a case in point... as are Kasak's. And, Agni and Brillith are currently (and awkwardly) dancing the dance. Against his better judgement, it has to be said. Leez doesn't seem to be aware that this is kind of what Yuta would like to have with her... maybe. If he can keep control of himself, that is. Also, it might not be quite as mayfly-like as he might think it, all things considered.
Unpronounceable Alias: When Leez met Gandharva. "Ketergent": a fine name for a bathroom cleaner that whacks limescale, that.
Moral Myopia: Most people you meet in this work, whatever their race, have some form of this going on to a degree. Even if they've in some shade of Grey or have Blue and Orange going on, they'll probably also have some degree of "if it's me, it's OK" layered on top. Even the lighter, fluffier Leez is not immune to irrational and (actually unjustified) Sura-hate. Riche, however, takes things to extremes: everything and anything is fine and justifiable, just as long as she, her money and her possessions come out OK... and, she makes a small profit on the side, of course.
Not Growing Up Sucks: Ask any Half or Quarter with a Pureblood Human parent they end up watching die in fast-forward from their perspective. Or any Astkika (Gods), Nastika and/or other Higher Suras with their kids... including their mayfly Half ones when they can mostly consciously look any age they wish and can wind up looking like the kids of their kids' kids' kids. Or any of the Garuda children who each loathed their slow-poke early developmental stages, even if they hinted at great future power boosts.
Odd Friendship: For all they wind up fighting a fair amount and are on opposite sides not just of the God-Nastika divide, but elementally as well... you're left with the distinct feeling that Gandharva and Agni actually wouldn't mind hanging out and sharing beers and (in Gandharva's case) tolerating dried persimmons after one of their bouts, given the option. Or, this is just Agni's hat: he's formed a duo with Kasak which has "Odd Couple" written all over it, should anybody care to create a sitcom of it. Guy's just a Bro wanting a Bromance.
Older than They Look: "Quarters" and "Halves" age much slower than ordinary humans. And, a Quarter will age twice as fast as a Half. It's a no-win situation if you're a Pureblood Human in love with a Sura, a God or a part-way option: your partner doesn't age relative to you... and your kids will still be actual developmentally as children when you're long dead.
And, "Mister" or any other God or Nastika can be a right pain in the neck to correctly guess the age of, as well.
Power Nullifier: Yuta's eyes can nullify any Transcendental techniques in the range of his vision.
The Chaos barrier is also this, disabling all offensive Transcendentals within its range. In fact, Anti-Magic is Chaos' whole area of expertise. Alongside a lesser boost in physical shielding for the not-so-easy to use human Magics based on it.
Power Limiter: The Golden Knight bracelet Leez ends up with is a combination of this and an Upgrade Artifact; when it's turned off, it drains her strength (though she's still noticeably stronger than a normal human), but when it's activated, it enhances it.
Chaos magic (if you can get it working, that is) and transcendentals are also able to inflict this on others, if they can't outright seal them or stop them.
Really 700 Years Old: deities and high-ranking suras maintain a youthful appearance. Yuta, who looks 12~13 years old, is at least 300 years old, while his elder half-brother Maruna is more than 1000 years old but looks like a late-teen. Considering that the nastika adults treat him like a child says much about how old they are.
Among high-ranking sura, your developmental stage seems to be considered more important than your age in years; it's also what determines how physically old you appear.
Revenge: What motivates both Asha and Leez. It remains to be seen whether their goals will be achieved, and how.
One of the futures Agni sees when using Insight on Leez implies that she will eventually decide that there was never really anything for her to seek revenge for in the first place — though she doesn't seem at all happy about it. Although it's unknown if that future will actually come about.
Scary Teeth: Yuta. The first hint of his ...unusual... dental structure appears in Chapter 56. It's a little bit difficult to make out, but he has rows and rows of sharp teeth. You can see this a bit more clearly in Season 2 Chapter 31.
Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: Asha has such good connections that she can literally murder people who she finds morally offensive and have it written off as a magical accident. Later on, this extends to threatening to murder one of the only five AA ranked magicians in the world, one of the most important people on the planet, while calmly stating that her connections will let her get away with it.
Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: Who needs simple connections (or any known abilities, it has to be said) when you can shore things up by waving cash about or by going under the counter, eh, Riche? Asha and Ran can do this as well, but at least they aren't so damn smug about it, or use it as a primary weapon and philosophy.
Smug Snake: Riche. Dear gods, Riche: she just oozes self-congratulatory slime. She and any Item and/or Half-hunter/ trader, basically, could qualify simply down to their Moral Myopia. Claude is... a debatable case. He could be: doing what he did to Leez wasn't particularly nice. Or, well thought out. Sagara is probably an example herself (as well as a literal example). Time will tell, however, just how many of the boxes she does tick.
Supernaturally Delicious and Nutritious: Taraka asserts that Leez is this to Yuta. Worryingly, this gets semi-confirmation when he later spots Gandharva in circumstances that could mimic what she described: only his epic self-control meant he didn't act on it.
The Faceless: Done in several ways. Characters are shown as their full silhouettes long before they are properly introduced within the story. Panels that tell a story within the story usually feature the charactes with their faces in shadow. Minor characters are often drawn with their eyes hidden under their bangs multiple times before they are truly introduced to the audience. Future and past visions depict the characters from the back. But the most egregious instance of this trope is Haas Rehn, who is drawn as a blue stick figure in most of his appearances.
Unequal Pairing: As romantic as it might sound, when a human or Quarter falls in love with either an Astika a Nastika or any form of Sura (or visa versa), we're not usually talking equal partners, here... by any stretch of the imagination. And, it often sucks for both. Keep in mind that, although all superior Sura have humanoid forms, they are actually more like Cuthulu. Take the good Ship Gandharva/Teo: his smallest ever seen Sura-form is the size of a mountainnote as in Olympus Mons, not Everest: she's normal-sized... And, the Astika? We're talking Divine Date, usually with Insight, the works.
Unskilled, but Strong: Leez has never been to school and didn't study magic, but her punches can send a grown man flying, and she can break walls in her sleep. It is mentioned several times that her full strength will easily kill a normal person, but she has been lucky so far that everyone she's been with so far have been tough enough to handle it.
Unusual Ears: Seen on some halves and human forms of Sura. Elwin has bunny ears, Shuri has fox ears, Maruna has ...feathery flappy ear..thingies?