What would happen if your world suddenly turned into a video game? What if you could level up and raise your stats? An adventure of a life-turned-game?Enter Han Jee-Han, an 18-year-old Ordinary High-School Student. He's recently discovered that whenever he looks at people, he can see their titles, level, and stats. He can tangibly and immediately raise his skills and overall stats by performing menial tasks and level grinding. However, he soon finds that his new life will not be all fun and games. Han can now potentially walk into Illusion Barriers, places in which monsters roam and people far stronger than him do battle. Now Jee-Han must figure out the nature of his powers as quickly as possible, lest he die in battle.A Naver webcomic. English translations can be read on most major manga websites.This webcomic provides examples of:
Adaptive Ability: Jee-Han's 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, although this has only happened once so far.
Badass Grandpa: Shin Sun-Oh is so strong Jee-Han can't even see his level.
Deflector Shield: The Mana Shield ability works like this. With a little grinding, Jee-Han might be able to make it permanent.
Empowered Badass Normal: It's possible for people to develop abnormal powers through training. Jee-Han realizes that one of his longtime best friends is like this based on his title and unusually high level.
Gay Option: In the What If? extra where the main character's life becomes a dating sim, Shin Sung-Il is on the list of datable characters.
Healing Hands: Jee-Han when using the Yunhon Soul Recovery technique.
Heart Is an Awesome Power: While it at first seems like Jee-Han 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.
Hidden Depths: Jee-Han can't see his mom's level. This is indicative of very powerful characters; the only others he can't see are Badass Grandpa Shin Sun-Oh and Sung Ma-Hyun, one of the big cheeses in the underworld's Black Market.
How Do I Shot Web?: The first few issues mostly deal with Jee-Han learning how his new abilities work.
Hyperactive Metabolism: Lampshaded. Food heals HP, so the main character responds to a particularly damaging attack by immediately pulling some bread and milk out of his Hyperspace Arsenal and frantically stuffing them down his mouth as fast as possible... in the middle of a fight.
Also justified, because eating does in fact heal him.
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.
Masquerade: Enforced. If you break it, the world itself will kill you. But you can use it to make a living off of it.
Money Spider: One of the in-universe strangest aspects to Jee-Han's 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.
Ms. Fanservice: Poong Sae-Young, Shin Sung-Il's older cousin. The most she has ever worn is a T-shirt and Hot pants.
Mundane Utility: Jee-Han is able to improve his passive dish washing skill.
New Transfer Student: Kwon Shi-Yun suddenly transfers to Han's class not long after he encounters her, along with Hwan Sung-Ah. For extra comedy, Hwan Sung-Gon transfers as a teacher.
Our Zombies Are Different: They come off as the typical slow zombie. They're actually spirits of the dead given shape inside an Illusion Barrier. Meaning that they donít have physical bodies and simply dissolve after being destroyed leaving nothing behind.
Except when they're destroyed by Han, they drop items due to his ability.
Phantom Zone: All ability users have the ability to create 'Illusion Barriers' where they can fight without affecting the real world (or breaking the Masquerade.)
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.
RPG Mechanics Verse: The Gamer ability turns Jee-Hanís life into this. It's a weird example, since the setting as a whole apparently isn't one; it's more that his superpower is to interact with the world as if it were a game.
Something Only They Would Say: Jee-Han convinces his best friend, Shin Sun-Il, of who he is... by making a ridiculously bad Star Wars joke while Shin Sun-Il is choking him and demanding to know his real identity.
Super Power 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.
Unskilled, but Strong: Shin Sun-Oh wants to make sure that Jee-Han averts this. He wants Han to come train with him even though Han insists that he's already figured out how to become exponentially stronger by exploiting his ability. Shin then rebukes him by stating that raw power is useless without skills and experience.
Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Both Hwan Sung-Gon (summoner guy) and Kwon Shi-Yun (red haired girl) transfer into Jee-Han's school as a teacher and a student, respectively, but no one besides Jee-Han feels that anything is amiss. Especially egregious is how no one seems to care about Hwan's MIB style attire.
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 recently). The man in the black suit 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 his clan's most effective healing techniques.