By Jacthripper 0 Comments
I quite enjoy the battle forums, but am getting rather sick and tired of seeing the same 20-odd characters repeatedly used in battles, because for me, finding new characters is half the fun. So when I have available time, I'm going to add here a character (from comic books, anime, manga, novels, live action shows, cartoons, anything), who doesn't receive a whole lot of recognition in this forum. I'm going to review their powers and capabilities, their strengths and weaknesses, as well as what makes them an interesting character to use in a battle. Then maybe, as many people who read these might improve their knowledge of characters and use them in the battle forums.
This week we'll be introduced to a relatively new character from the manhwa Solo Leveling.
In a world where gates to another dimension filled with monsters open on a regular basis, Sung Jin-Woo was the weakest of the weak, practically human in every regard. Nonetheless, as a hunter, his best employment opportunity was to try his best to fight monsters. However, when he sacrifices himself in order to allow others escape, he surprisingly finds himself revived and healed from his gruesome injuries, and that he has become received game character-esque quests.
And as he completes these quests he gradually grows stronger. First off, from the aspect of the reader, Solo Leveling has top notch art for a webtoon, and it's quite fun to see that our hero Jin-Woo is not indestructible, but he is determined.
This giant serpent is one that he kills with his bare hands, and he only has gotten stronger since. To make things clear, this snake was stronger than him, and had similar speed, but he choked it out with his bare hands. His bare motherloving hands. It's so satisfying to see him grow not just in power, but as a warrior. Oftentimes, it is complained that a character grows stronger simply by "training" but for those reading this webtoon, you get to watch every single part of it.
As the series has progressed thus far, we see him progressively become harder, better, faster stronger and become an impressive fighter. He gains abilities such as stealth, low-level telekinesis, but the cincher is when he receives his class advancement. Though he was expecting to be an assassin or a warrior, he was shocked to become a necromancer, able to raise shadows of the dead to serve him.
And it's a pretty cool ability which I would love to see on the battle forums. I hope to see this character get some use from you guys. I hope to see more debates using unique characters!
I'm not going to lie, the power has gone a bit to the boy's head. He has gone from meek to arrogant rather quickly, and he can sometimes underestimate his opponents. In addition, he has no shown superior senses yet, so he will have trouble with those who can turn invisible, etc. His reaction speed is shaky at best feat-wise, and he is generally forced to engage in close range physical combat.
This is not from a traditional comic or a traditional manga, but instead from a manhwa webtoon. The art is crisp, the storyline intrigue, the violence is tastefully graphic, and the action is well done. This character is great for taking down single opponents and waves of fodder, and it will be awesome to see him in use!
Any recommendations for relatively unused or unknown characters? Post them below.