These days as readers we always see a lot of Manhwa where mc starts weak and becomes OP really quickly. But the way they execute this is really different from how we want cause sometimes you will see mc has a system that makes him overpowered or sometimes there are other cheats.
But manhwa where mc is weak at the start and trains in order to get stronger are very rare. So in this post, we will share with you 21+ Manhwa Where MC Starts Weak And Becomes OP by working hard. Let us check them out then.
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21+ Best Weak To Strong Manhwa To Read
22. Strong Gale, Mad Dragon
The main character of this manhwa was the son of a rich merchant family. One day he was betrayed by his friend and fiance and even a false criminal charge was put against him. Because of that crime, he was arrested and all of his family assets were taken away by the government. After putting up in prison he meets an old man and trains martial arts under him.
Right after getting strong enough he frees himself from prison and hopes to find the real truth about his case. It is a really good manhwa where mc starts off weak but trains hard under a master to become overpowered in the murim world. Be sure to give this a try!
21. Genius of The Unique Lineage
These days a lot of dungeon manhwa have become very generic and very manhwa are out there which has a unique story. This is one of them. When monsters started appearing out of black holes on the earth people started awakening into 4 categories—the immortals, The metahumans the transformers, and the mages.
A human could only awaken in one of these three categories. But our protagonist is different and awakens in two of those categories but it is not easy for him cause he needs to train a lot harder. Its a good manhwa where mc is weak at the start and starts his new journey to train all his abilities.
20. Martial Artist Lee Gwak
This is a story of a martial artist who starts his journey from the button of the ranks and rises to the top position in the murim world. The main character wanted to live a very normal life but one day when he joined a war his team loses the battle and one of the soldiers brutally beats him up and his body stops responding after that. When he could not do anything he found a martial arts book and starts learning it.
After mastering martial arts he starts to see changes in his body that enabled him to do things that weren’t possible before. His personality also develops as the story progresses. It is one of the best manhwa to read where the main character starts off weak but turns op through sheer hard work.
19. Overpowered Sword
In a world where the status of a person decides what he can do in life. I mean if you have a powerful family that can provide you with everything you will need in your life then how can a person not grow and stand out among people who cannot access those facilities? The same case is in this story.
The main character was a commoner who had no one who can support but he trained really hard to rise to the top when he meets someone from a noble family he sees what he is lacking and even after trying much harder he still couldn’t beat the other person. That day the protagonist thought that he cannot rise any further and was about to give up a sword appears before him and later waves a new path in front of him.
18. Slave B
The people in this world have different ranks in society. Among all of them, the people that are slaves are of the lowest class and are not treated as humans but as lower life forms. The main character of this manhwa was a half-human and half-elf boy who lost his family when he was young and later was adopted by a slave couple. Since his adoptive family was slaves so they were treated poorly and eventually lost their lives leaving the main character with two siblings behind.
Now since the main character had no one to depend on he works harder hoping to rise to the top hoping to rise from slave status just like the current emperor who once was a slave. It is a decent manhwa that is completed be sure to read it.
17. Administrator Kang Jin Lee
The main character, Kang jin lee, was a crazy child who was avoided by everyone. As everyone thinks that he doesn’t have any emotion or sympathy towards anyone. But all of this changes after he meets an old man in the forest who was injured. Later, the same old man becomes his teacher. And teaches him the meaning of life.
This is the story of his journey as he becomes a great man in the future. This manhwa is set in the same world as the “Peerless Dad” manhwa. The art and the story of this manhwa is really good. The main character becomes a government official in the future who punishes people that break the law. It is one of the best manhwa you can find be sure to give this a try.
16. Memoir of The King of War
The main character of this manhwa was one of the strongest hunters in his village. But most of the people in his village didn’t like him because he was not from there. One day a group of martial artists comes to his village and takes away one of his friends and while he tries to stop that from happening he gets beaten up as he wasn’t their match, to begin with. The moment he was left to die an old man appeared and saved him. After saving the protagonist’s life the old man thought him his martial art which was very difficult to master.
The moment the old man passed away the protagonist leaves him to set out to murim world to find those people who took away his friend. It is one of the best murim manhwa out there that you should try out.
15. Helmut: The Forsaken Child
The main character Helmut was abandoned in the demonic forest when he was a child because he was born with a dark core. In the forest, he was raised by a demonic beast who took care of him. But once he grew a little older he met a human for the first time in his life named Darien who later becomes his master. Helmut was born a genius with outstanding talent in swordsmanship. He was also very good-looking and had a very sharp mind.
After completing his training in the forest he sets out of the demonic forest to the human world to find out why he was left here and find his identity while hiding his strength. It is a really good weak to strong manhwa with a good storyline and art. Be sure to give this a read.
14. On My Way To Kill God
What if you are thrown into a world where you must constantly risk your life to get stronger? Would you not resent him who made your peaceful turn this miserable? The same is with the main character of this manhwa. The main character was thrown into a world known as Helacion which was created by the demons. In this world, humans have to constantly fight monsters that they cannot refuse. After coming to this world the main character flights every day to survive hoping that one day he can get strong enough to kill the demon god who made this world like this.
The art and the story of this manhwa is really good. The main is very smart and thinks before making any decision. It is a survival-based fantasy manhwa with a good world setting be sure to give this one a read.
13. Fist Demon of Mount Hua
After the great war between the demon sect and the righteous sect, the whole murim world suffered a great loss and the strength of mount Hua decreased a lot because of that other sects started looking down on mount Hua. One day while the sect members of mount Hua were traveling through the murim world. They encountered a village where almost everyone was killed except for a little boy who barely survived. The elder of mount Hua took him in and started training him.
But because him being limp he was very weak and couldn’t train in mount Hua martial arts. Later a new martial art was made for him and upon relying on that he becomes one of the strongest warriors ever seen in the murim world. It is one of the best manhwa where mc starts off weak and becomes op.
12. Standard of Reincarnation
The main character, Dayven, was a member of the Samion family. But he was despised by his parents due to him being born with only one arm. Despite the ridicule and contempt he got for only having a left arm, he worked hard day and night and surpassed the direct line of the Samion family Kajin. However, he got betrayed by his family and parents in the end and died. But, later he was reincarnated Into a new family with A naturally gifted body. Now with the help of his Experience from his past life, he will start a new adventure and become the strongest.
This is a really good manhwa with good art and storyline that everyone should try out. The main character is smart from the start and works hard in order to get stronger.
11. Reaper of The Drifting Moon
The main character Pyo Wol was a drifter who freely roamed the lands, whether it be dry land or the seas. But he gets kidnapped when he was traveling and when he opens his eyes he saw a dark place where people will constantly target him to kill. Slowly with time, he started to change and later becomes an assassin. After being trained as an assassin he and his entire team are assigned a task to complete.
It is one of the best manhwa where mc starts off weak but becomes op by training hard. Its art is really nice and the story is written really well. Be sure to read it.
Kang Jin Wu was a strong high school student who always protected weak students from being bullied. But after getting into a traffic accident he gets a permanent disability and loses one of his legs. Now he becomes the target of his school bullies until one day he finds a mysterious object that heals his body and gives him superpowers that shouldn’t exist in the world.
Both the art and the story of this manhwa is decent. The main character is courageous right from the start and slowly becomes stronger as the Story Goes On. The action scenes are decent but the side characters are not that great and become annoying as The Story Goes On.
9. Absolute Martial Arts
Yon gang was on the verge of death when he gets saved by a group of elderly people who were really powerful martial Masters. Due to his immense potential in martial arts, Yon Gang manages to become their disciple. But at that time he didn’t know that these so-called martial Masters would not teach him anything and only use him to do their household work. Join him in his journey as he tries his best to run away from his masters and enters the world of murim.
Both the art and the story of this manhwa is pretty decent. The main character is very funny and does everything he can to escape from his master’s grasp. There are not many action scenes in this manhwa as the story is mainly focused on Comedy so if you like Murim manhwa with a lot of action scenes then this one might not be for you.
8. Death Row Boy
Kim Shin was a psychopath serial killer who killed random people without any reason. Jihu was a victim who loses his family to Kimchin and later meets another victim by the name of Deuce York who trains jihu and turns him into a human weapon. Now with all the finished preparations, he is ready to take revenge and kill Kim Shin with his own hands.
It is a good manhwa where mc starts weak and becomes op by training hard. The main character is ruthless and trains really hard in order to become strong enough. The side characters are written nicely and they held the main character with everything they can. The action scenes are also thrilling and will keep you entertained throughout the story.
7. Please Have a Meal
The main character was a chef who loses his sense of taste and smell during an accident. But just when he thought everything was lost he comes across an incredibly immersive VR game that simulates all five senses. There he is able to gain his sense of taste and smell and not only that but he can cook too. Now there is nothing that can stop him from following his dream of becoming a world-renowned chef.
It is a decent weak to strong manhwa and is different from other VR MMO manhwa as it focuses on both the VR and real life of the main character. It mainly focuses on his development as he regains his confidence and once again becomes a chef in real life. The side characters are also great and they help the main character achieve his goals.
6. Legendary Youngest Son of the Marquis House
Jack Volunteer was one of the strongest Swordsmen who loses his sister to the royal family. Later he completes his Revenge by killing all royal family members and overthrowing the empire that dominated the continent. After accomplishing everything he needed he becomes satisfied and accepts his approaching death. However, rather than dying, he gets regressed back to when he was a 14-year-old boy.
Now with this second chance at life, he vows to become a better person and save his sister at all cost. It is one of the best weak to strong manhwa where the main character uses his past life’s knowledge to become strong really quickly. He is also quite ruthless and puts his enemies in their place. So if you are looking for a Revenge manhwa with a strong main character then make sure to give this one a try.
5. Nano Machine
The manhwa is about a boy who was the son of the demonic sect leader. Even after being the son of the sect leader, he wasn’t treated well by others. After his mother passes away he gets chased by martial artists who are after his life. The moment he is about to die a mysterious person inserts a machine inside of his body which later assists the main character in his journey.
It is a really good manhwa where mc starts off weak but becomes op by training and with the assistance of the nano machine. It is one of the best weak to strong manhwa with good art and storyline.
4. Murim Login
The main character was one of the weakest F-rank hunter that no guild wanted to recruit. One day he finds a VR game on the side of the road and picks it up and brings it back to his place. After he starts playing that VR game the system of the game gets attached to the main character and determines his life. The system pulls him inside of the murim world and issues tasks that once gets completed rewards the MC.
It is one of the best manhwa where mc starts weak but becomes op as he trains. It is a good weak to strong manhwa with good art and the story is also well written. Be sure to read this one.
3. Infinite Level Up In Murim
The main character of this manhwa was one of the soldiers of the murim league. He was not really strong but had tons of experience in battle. One day his team gets attacked and the ones leading his team ran away. This left the main character and all of his members alone on the battlefield and later all of them died. When the main character thought that it was all over he gets regressed to the past when he just started his journey in the world of murim.
It is one of the best weak to strong manhwa where mc starts off weak but later becomes stronger. The main character is also very smart and all the side characters are also written well. You will hardly if ever come across good manhwa like this one.
2. Kill The Dragon
When monsters started invading earth the life of people started getting affected by it but in a negative way. The main character was an orphan whose entire orphanage gets dependent on him for everything as the support started decreasing. Having no other way than a hunter the main character joins the hunter’s camp hoping to get recruited. This camp has a less than 0.1% chance of getting admission now will the main character be recruited or not? Read it to find out.
It is a really good weak to strong manhwa where mc starts weak but becomes op by training hard. It has a great storyline and unique art style. The side characters of this manhwa are also written very well. Be sure to read it.
1. The Beginning After The End
The main character was one of the strongest warriors known and respected by all. But in spite of all that glory and fame, he wasn’t happy at all but was rather lonely. One day he passes away and is then reborn as a boy names Arthur in another world of magic. In this new world, he trains in magic and swordsmanship together and makes a name for himself in this new world as well.
It is one of the most popular manhwa of all time. It has one of the best storylines and has one of the smartest main characters of all time. The story is also well written where mc starts off weak but becomes op later on. Be sure to read it if you haven’t yet read it.
A Word From Us
We have finally come to the end of our list of best manhwa where mc starts weak and becomes op. It is regrettable that we have come to end but it is only for this list. We have tons of other manhwa suggestions that you might like. If you want to share any other weak to strong manhwa be sure to comment them down below.