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The Pale Horse  
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Description
Set in the France 1835. The pretty Rose Dupre is bullied and called the witch's daughter. People say her mother is a witch who kills and eats humans. However, Marie and Peter don't believe all those rumors and decide to protect Rose... But what if the rumors are true?

Original Webtoon

Type
Manhwa

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
Pale Horse
Бледный конь
苍白的马
창백한 말

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Latest Release(s)
c.15 by SpotToon over 5 years ago
c.14 by SpotToon over 5 years ago
c.13 by SpotToon over 5 years ago
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Status
in Country of Origin
283 Chapters + Epilogue + 4 Side Stories + Eros Prologue/Epilogue (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
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User Rating
Average: 8.7 / 10.0 (166 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.35 / 10.0
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Last Updated
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Year
2010

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Daum Webtoon (Daum)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
SpotToon (155 Chapters - Discontinued)
Tappytoon (239 Chapters - Expired)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #566 increased(+24)
Monthly Pos #930 increased(+168)
3 Month Pos #1345 decreased(-2)
6 Month Pos #1407 increased(+39)
Year Pos #1122 decreased(-460)

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On 853 reading lists
On 701 wish lists
On 37 completed lists
On 54 unfinished lists
On 354 custom lists

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This webtoon will break your heart and piece it back together, only to throw it off a fifty story building  
by Lourie
August 28th, 2021, 12:00am
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
You know what, fuck this webtoon. But also fuck my heart for falling completely in love with it. I think what I feel for this series is exactly how the Quarries feel for Mother: I worship it but I also kinda want to tear it to pieces and forget about it because of how much pain it's caused me.

The story starts off very simple. We see how almost an entire village persecutes the twelve year old Rose and Léa Dupré (her mother) because they think Léa is the witch who's been killing people and animals for years. Thankfully, though, not everyone in the village is an ass. The Duprés are bros with the Grands, who are always ready to come to their defense when other villagers are being jerks.

The one thing that's troubling Rose the most is that she has a crush on Pierre Grand, her one and only friend, and she simply doesn't know what to do with it. Meanwhile Pierre is busy herding sheep like ain't nothin more important than this 🐑✨ So anyway, I thought the story was going to be about these two going around the globe and climbing mt. everest back to back ten times before finally, finally deciding to be together, or about Rose gaining the trust and respect of the villagers.

Enter Lemon, and it all goes to shit.

I can't say much because I don't wanna spoil anything, just know that everyone in this story is both a victim and a fucking devil. Don't get too attached to a character because you'll see the horrible things they'll do later on and you'll just be sitting there like oh dear 👁️👄👁️

I'm genuinely in awe of the way this webtoon so completely and quickly won my heart. Seriously. It's been a while since a story got me this emotional. There were times when when my finger was literally just hovering over the exit button because it hurt so fucking much?? I know they're all just characters in a story but all their sorrow, fear, happiness felt so real and raw. There's no other way to describe it. Every single element like the dialogue, the tiny changes in their facial expressions, all complement each other so perfectly that I, as a result, was able to immerse myself so much more into the story. And the art, my God the art. I was completely awestruck by the sheer beauty of it. I think this is visually one of the best webtoons I’ve ever seen. My words won't do it justice so go ahead and read it and your eyes shall be healed your face cleansed and your sins washed away.

Now, the plot: normally I'd know right away where the story is going based off of a few chapters alone, but I'll admit my two remaining brain cells were basically screaming bish you better STOP. this is too complicated for us at four in the goddamn morning. And I was just like we must endure. 😔✋ So I spent hours and hours sitting on my bed reading about how these characters repeatedly get screwed over by life.

And when I finished ch. 239 (latest chapter in English version), I didn't read anything else for more than a week because I was still so hung up on this series and its characters. I knew that if I did read anything else, it would have seemed inferior to The Pale Horse.

****

That said, though, I think I'll gladly pretend that Season 3 never existed.

Rose, Pierre, and Lemon are all trash in their own special way, but at least they all own up to it. No I've actually been the good guy all along you know, I'm just pretending to be bad in front of everyone bc of yada yada yada. They're despicable and they know it, the author knows it, and we know and accept them for it. I highly appreciate it when characters' personalities are so flawed and complex, not just simply good or bad.

All that changed when I read S3.
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The moment Pierre went after Rose, I knew. I just fucking knew that Lemon would get dragged through the mud because the Rose x Pierre ship had to sail. Sadly I was right. All of a sudden, Rose is the typical "I never meant to do any of it. THEY made me do it." and Lemon turned into this generic final level bad boss character that they both had to defeat in order to live happily together. Gone were the complex characters I knew of, and it genuinely became so much harder for me to continue reading.


I think the people in this thread would be able to explain things better than me. It's full of spoilers so don't click the link if you haven't finished reading the story.

All in all, though, I still consider The Pale Horse a masterpiece. Which is why I've included it in my All Time Favorites list because it deserves nothing less. Please read it if you haven't. It's literally one of the best webtoons out there.
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Captivating  
by kira6
September 17th, 2017, 2:51pm
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
According to the author there should be three arcs to this story. The first arc was extremely captivating and began with a seemingly peaceful village setting, but soon enough the true story unravels with twists everywhere you turned. I just couldn't stop reading.

In comparison the second arc (albeit still interesting) has yet to be as captivating as the first. Its downfalls are its slow pace
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the first ended before chapter 50 and the second is still ongoing at 110+
and with the main story shifting from centering on Rose to centering on the Hunters. The story still shifts to Rose from time to time but not enough in my opinion. I find this is a problem inherent with a story that shifts among the POV of multiple characters. Sometimes I just want to read the story of one particular character. Her story is the most interesting.

The multiple POVs does add to the story, however. Everybody views what's happening from their own POV, and thus has their own version of the truth. As you bounce among them, the reader also joins the mission of trying to find out what the truth actually is.
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But 100+ chapters in and I still have so many questions. The second arc has barely scratched the surface. For example just who is Benjamin, what are his powers really, and why is he so obsessed with Rose.


... Last updated on September 17th, 2017, 3:15pm
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interesting  
by Rage_Beat06
August 5th, 2017, 4:12pm
Rating: N/A
this is a great read, until about 50 chapters in...
The first (two?) parts were excellent and all that everyone is saying, but it just fell off near chap 50...
I tried so hard to want to read more of it, but i cant.
The characters are too odd, and things just dont happen.... Its a little too slow and I dont see how its going anywhere else.
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The Best Manhwa I've Ever Read  
by hollym13
June 29th, 2017, 11:06pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
This is literally the BEST manhwa I've ever read. It's probably even in the top 3 of any manga/manhwa/manhua I've ever read as well. The art, story, and characters drew me in so deep that I had to binge read it over 3 days before I could even consider doing anything else in my spare time. Its a very emotional and tragic story that makes my gut wrench and my heart sink. And I'm not ashamed to say I may have cried on more than one occasion while reading it. There's only ~65 episodes scanlated, but ~140 episodes available on Spottoon (with only a few episodes on rotation unless you purchase it, which I did and it was SO worth it). I will most definitely give it a 10 at this point. They could still very well f*** it up with a bad ending, but so far it's been absolutely perfect.

... Last updated on June 29th, 2017, 11:09pm
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Excellent  
by fwoom
July 30th, 2015, 2:08pm
Rating: N/A
Excellent series. I would say so far, everything has been near-perfect, but I would not give it a 10 just yet since the series has not yet been completed and all series have the potential to fall short...

Edit: I love this series so much I wrote an in-depth review at http://www.foxymanga.com/?p=63 xD
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Little "Twist"...But  
by AnimeFinder166
May 22nd, 2015, 8:00am
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
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When I read this it wasn't really that interesting from the first and last time I read the summary I wasn't impressed or curious.Because...the only "twist" is instead of the rumor being false it became or was true and my only thought was: "That's it...That's all instead of the rumor being false they made it true...that's the only "twist"
I only read it because of the art and I was really bored at that time.
All it takes is a little bit of patience to get to the really thrilling and exciting parts it's pretty good right now
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Absolute Masterpiece  
by tsubasa22
September 8th, 2012, 2:00pm
Rating: N/A
I've read the entire series so far in the original language. Season 1 is over, and season 2 will be up in October 2012. And I will tell you -

This webtoon is an absolute masterpiece. The art is gorgeous, almost like painting rather than a comic. The story is absolutely tragic and beautiful all at the same time. And the characters are amazing - you get to fall in love with every character, Rose, Maire, everyone - which makes the tragic story even more heartbreaking. If The Pale Horse was created as a novel in the 19th century Europe, it would be the iconic story we would be reading in our High School classrooms. No joke.

This webtoon is a work of art in my opinion, and I wish it was translated more so more people could experience it.
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Dat great artwork  
by monkry
July 14th, 2012, 12:27pm
Rating: N/A
I agree with 2 users before me. Gorgeous not enough.
I do not read webtoon, only one or two, and that, usually, because I do not like the artwork. And what I do not like the most from webtoon's artwork is the coloring, before the artwork. Dunno,maybe too flashy?
BUT THIS ONE. I LIKE IT SO MUCH.
The colors soothe my eyes, and seems detail to me.
While, the artwork itself, is very very gorgeous.

About the story, not much can be told, because so far still nothing happened...
Still mystery everywhere

... Last updated on July 14th, 2012, 12:28pm
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Spellbinding  
by TheAries
June 11th, 2012, 3:04pm
Rating: N/A
I only read the first to chapters as of now (since the rest isn't translated yet) but look at the art. Just look at it. Gorgeous doesn't even come near it.
The story plays in 1835 France - and it feels like it, too. The country atmosphere is lavish, the characters and their clothes are drawn beautifully.
This is the first work I read from this author, but he (she?) certainly has a way with colors. At one point during chapter two, you see a family eating dinner and the colors are chosen in a way that you can practically feel the warm fire burning in the room.
It's beautiful. I don't think I've ever read a story with this much atmosphere. I can't wait to read the rest!

Update 02/2013:

Seriously, you have to read this! Pale Horse it THE best Webcomic I know and is far superior to most of the manga I read. The story is captivating and creepy and beautiful all at the same time, and the coloring is very subtle. Try it! And thank you to Easy Going Scans for making the effort of translating this masterpiece!

... Last updated on February 7th, 2013, 1:29pm
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Interesting beginning  
by Saons
January 11th, 2012, 2:04pm
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
It definitely carries a mysterious and disturbing air about it, in the most appealing way possible. I can't vouch for its entirety, but for what it's at right now (ch 1) it has certainly piqued my interest. I will undoubtedly be following it as it progresses.

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Magnificent. Not only is its art near-perfect, it continually manages to surprise me everywhere I turn. Halfway through the story, get yourself ready for a breath-taker, because everything you think you know about the story changes!

... Last updated on April 23rd, 2013, 9:29pm
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