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MookHyang - Dark Lady   
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Type
Manhwa

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Associated Names
El Demonio Desenmascarado invicto
Huyền thoại Muk Hyang
MukHyang - Dark Lady
Mukhyang, Dark Lady
Мукхян - Дарк Леди
موک هیانگ - بانوی تاریکی
มุกฮยาง ดาร์กเลดี้
墨剑留香
墨劍留香
墨香 DARK LADY
묵향 다크레이디

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Latest Release(s)
c.219 by Yellow Duck 4 days ago
c.218 by Yellow Duck 17 days ago
c.217 by Yellow Duck 23 days ago
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Status
in Country of Origin
227 Chapters (Ongoing)

S1-2: 1~123 (123 Chapters)
S3: 124~167 (44 Chapters)
S4: 168~209 (42 Chapters)
S5: 209~

Completely Scanlated?
No

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Average: 7 / 10.0 (146 votes)
Bayesian Average: 6.88 / 10.0
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Last Updated
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Year
2019

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Serialized In (magazine)
KakaoPage (Kakao)
Kakao Webtoon (Daum)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher

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6 Month Pos #491 increased(+487)
Year Pos #620 increased(+173)

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On 152 wish lists
On 13 completed lists
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Pretty random, but entertaining  
by Y_Sasuke
March 29th, 2024, 12:09pm
Rating: 7.3  / 10.0
This is a mix of mecha fighting, war politics and traditional western fantasy. None of this is done poorly and the characters are pretty fun, but events are quite random and the trajectory of the story is quite unexpected. I have no idea what is the purpose of the MC or the author in regards to story direction.

Arguably, it is is because the MC doesn't really have a purpose. He is just enjoying his very eventful life as a warrior with friends and
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family


... Last updated on March 29th, 2024, 12:11pm
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A balanced take on this controversial series  
by Lokin
July 3rd, 2023, 4:05pm
Rating: 6.0  / 10.0
I like this series, but there are aspects that could have been done better.

I don't care if people are mad about the switchbait with all of these aloof genres. I enjoy GB, but GB is not the best integrated in this story. (I'm not going to scapegoat the random GB event because it's irrelevant to why I gave it this score.) But that's not the issue here. The issue is that the tone and pacing are mismatched, there's a lack of focus and it can be seen by some frustrated readers.

From the beginning, we've been introducing to the dilemmas of Country K, and it seems like that the author wants to open this up as a political intrigue.

Then we switch perspective to a group of merry-go-round adventurers where let's call it as Party A, cool. For about 30-40 chapters and lo, we pretty much "forget" about the initially introduced Country K and focus on Party A, which is a bunch of some funny shenanigan comedy and light hearted action.

Then suddenly BAM! We are reunited with Country K's dilemma, and the author tries to tie the characters of Party A to Country A, from a light hearted journey to something way too heavy.

It's the whiplash that's the issue.

Afterwards, the author introduces us to characters of Country C, Country A, Country... you know the gist, and there's like at least 5 major characters per country! It's as if they wanna do their own GoT and is playing civilizations.

No more funny shenanigans, just serious political events.

Even then, the political events and war events are not well done. You know the rule of "show not tell", well instead of witnessing the action during these events, we just have everything mostly as a flash back and have the military commandants narrate everything... Oh god it feels so long and not immersive.

Then suddenly like out of NOWHERE there's some random ass character that let's call Papa A (those who read it know who I'm talking about), then with him it's like Sponge Bob tier comedy.

The problem with the series is that the tonal shift is not handled carefully enough after the GB event, and that the war events are well, too descriptive and make people lose sight of the story. It feels like MEMORIZING FROM A HISTORICAL EVENTS TEXTBOOK.

If the author introduced us to Country A without giving much focus on the adventures of Party A, it wouldn't devolve into this kinda issue.

Also, the author keeps introducing some characters where you'd go ohhhh hmmm it might be relevant later, but... they don't, just more setups for no reason. And it could be quite a let down. You'd be like, oh is that going to be a major plot point, then you endure for like 100 chapters while keeping that small detail in mind then... nope... or not yet! (I'm referring to
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Silver Dragon, the Spirits, and the Red Dragon, and Lana
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Eventually, it become really hard to track all these people. Imagine that you're a guild leader of a video game, there's no way you can keep track of everyone in your 500 members guild. But this is what this series is doing, and it's hard to keep the focus on.

Strong points
- good comedy, when the author decides to insert comedy (cute funny chibi, misunderstand comedy)
- pacing is tight; kinda close to GoT
- lots of genres and if you like lots of different genres you won't get bored
- multidimensional characters (the author takes care of his side characters and gives them limelight nicely; so it can become surprising when he forgets about them); the villains can also be very compelling as it's not a black and white story; everyone have mostly reasonable rationales behind their actions and they're not really cartoonish (which is rare)
- the character designs; each character look unique and so are the mechs. There's a lot of efforts in designing the emblems, which is super cool.
- Unpredictable <--- this is this series' strongest point
- the MC has good chemistry/interactions with almost everyone except a select fews; making it not too much of a pain to read

Cons
- you can't turn your brain off when reading this. You will need your full focus and all your IQ because of the issues with the localization.
- Fights to be honest are kinda boring and badly choreographed; sometimes you have no idea what's going on
- artist sometimes reuse angles and poses (traces their own drawing multiple times; which can be seen with the Water Spirit early sequences)
- the climax and cliffhangers don't have the strongest hook; making it boring having to wait for it weekly, and binging it is the best experience
- the official translation has mistakes in not convey ing the actual meaning; the fan translations can't keep the names of the characters and places consistent. Making it a pain to follow unless you are ready for a reread.

Ambivalent (personal opinion)
- They did not use Castle nim but their own castle, which I applaud the effort. It can make the story look cheaper but I'd love the meme potential.
- main character is not being teased enough. I'd have more fun if he got the same treatment as the green brother in 4cuthero. Wasted potential lol.
- highly controversial but my favorite character is Torziel. I really enjoyed the Torziel X MC interactions (not romantic of course). And the amount they had was not excessive but quite right.

... Last updated on September 14th, 2023, 10:00pm
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Wouldn't even need to make a long ass paragraph to call it trash  
by Resvn
June 28th, 2023, 12:50am
Rating: N/A
the author is a bad writer, the especially the prequel it was mostly average at most and the author suddenly throw the protagonist to another world to end the series. the author could do better and should have just make this series stay at being a wuxia
Isekai:
a lazy plot device just to shove someone into a random setting and start the story from there

... Last updated on June 28th, 2023, 1:03am
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MC not OP and he changing his personality, from ruthless to cuties in all situations  
by Seshije
May 13th, 2023, 9:36am
Rating: N/A
MC are Demonic cultivator but ,he is more of a saint and monk in the beginning of story, let his enemy go alive. MC said to be have very high rank cultivation but he's super weak and easily bullied and defeated, his psychology are weak childish. His gender are forced be changed by enemy but he's didn't have any animosity, revenge, hate to them ... instead he becoming their lap dog. He forget his goal to change to his original male body and return to murim world (didn't haste or quickly as fast as possible like in the beginning of story). Ever since chapter gender bender, MC personality also change to dominate to all cute cuties in every expression, to the point...Can't feel if he's angry or sad, all expression are 80%cute.
Overall this manhwa excel, good points are: the art.
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Read The Origin - MookHyang instead  
by spirr
May 3rd, 2023, 7:37am
Rating: 1.0  / 10.0
This is literally a hodge-podge of every trope ever. There are martial artists, dragons, mages, FUCKIN MECHS. It's an isekai, they swap genders mid-story, political dramas, and the list goes on. The author literally said he just wanted a story with anything and everything. It's a mess of inconsistent, annoying, and forgettable characters. And the tags are wrong as well. He's nowhere near OP. Every time he gets stronger, another overpowered antagonist comes, he gets dragged around and does whatever anyone tells him to, and then he defeats the bad guy eventually. Rinse and repeat. (The least generic shonen ever. (sarcasm)) The art is the only good thing about this. And even the art is not the best I've seen. People only praise this for 3 reasons.
1. Omg art is shiny
2. They praise gender swapping
3. They think they know what character development is.

TLDR; A waste of time.
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I love everything.  
by TiredandDeadInside
March 31st, 2023, 3:48pm
Rating: N/A
Yes! This is fantastic, over the top, cliche and stupidly fun. I love this story so much. It has EVERYTHING that I adore.

Mechs? Check.
Isekai? Check.
Wuxia? Check.
Not too medieval European-ish settings? Check.
Gender non conforming AND queer rep? Hell, YES, check! (Even if it's done rather flippantly and still falls into queer baiting status.)

But what really has me adoring this series is: NO. Sexual. Romance for Dark.

OH, HELL YEAH!

The one thing I can't stand about mainstream webtoons/manhwa is how sexual romance is shoved down the throats of the reader's and EVERY MC. This is so refreshing and different! In fact, Dark was confirmed virgin before his seventy something year old ass got dropped stark naked into a completely different dimension...and that's not going to change in the foreseeable future?! Yes, yes, yes, yes!!!

A few of these Titans reminds me of Mamoru Nagano's The Five Star Stories' Mortar Headds like the Machine Mess Auge, Scepter and Bangdoll. But Minerva's personal Titan specifically reminds me of the Yen Xings just waaaay bulkier.

Hell, even the politics, the actual battles themselves and some of the characters feel like (highly simplified) fan interpretations of FSS's entire cast, setting and world building. Being reminded of my favorite manga series every time the Titans step out would be enough to shoot this to my number one webtoons/manhwa spot but Dark being memorable and his personality NOT being like Amaterasu no Mikado's really makes it stands out.

They do share the whole becoming a biological woman thing as well. Except AnM does it whenever he feels like it, or when his separate 100% female selves acts out without his consent...which is a whole other issue. Also AnM is a literal God with ALL the mind boggling, reality warping powers that that entitles and so far (manhwa-wise) Dark is certainly not that.
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charming  
by aynaarah
December 24th, 2022, 7:06am
Rating: 10.0  / 10.0
attractive art style, i'd say the story has a breath of fresh air..
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No good protagonist or author  
by Mochileiro
December 5th, 2022, 7:57pm
Rating: 2.0  / 10.0
By the start of the story the protagonist was a nothing burger, spent 2 years leaning the world he is sent to. Then his personality is shown quite inconsistent, against thieves who try to kill him, not one, twice but thrice by chapter 31, he let her live at most getting some of her money. But against "knights" who he stumble upon during a forced plot event he massacred all 50 of them.
Then add the trope of old guy with childish mind enough to accept being "forced" to carry a brat but keep bickering with her.
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Then add gender blender where the author makes the now "loli" MC be drunk, without any clothes, for enough period of time, with 3 guys who abducted said drunk MC, got him naked, in the bed, then show merrily talking to each other with said naked MC now with a sheet drapped over him. And nothing happened. The author didn't even have the guts to go all the way and make it truly dark.


And with what GruntZone360 spoiled with his review, hard to like this one.

Btw MC have 70 years of training and fighting, know how to train and says this new world is better to train, got a new younger body and a reason to pour his all into revenge training, yet...
(my conjectures)Well, most likely he will "fall" become depressed, be cheered up of by his "companions" who he stayed with by less than a month and most all of them have a heart of gold, will be taught new skill while going on a "great" adventure, than he surpass their bottom level skill, villains apear once again do some shenanigans, party is dead or split, new party new clue to become male again, rinse and repeat.

Aside from that, not that the plot of this Manhwa, where villains who can teleport and spies on a guy who got at the top 20 in the world, use an plot device tho make him weak as a little girl, know where he is, at just need teleport once more, send a spell his way and end the story, have any hole big enough to became a sea if filled with water.

... Last updated on December 5th, 2022, 8:00pm
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Good  
by weakpp
May 11th, 2022, 3:07pm
Rating: N/A
Just ignore the gender swap
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If you didn't liked now, why not try again later?  
by MrZerooo
July 12th, 2021, 4:08am
Rating: 8.0  / 10.0
I didn't like the gender swapped too at first, but I didn't knew that this one is actually the part 2 of 4 in the original novel and after some time you'll not really care about the gender anymore.
Some spoilers that I found in Korean about the novel(light spoilers):
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Dark Lady is the second part of volumes of the original novel and the most famous one, this adaptation is about it.
The Origin's series(Murim World in the novel) is the part one.
All parts are chronological by time, one after the other, the only unfinished one is the one currently in publication(part four).

Now some true spoilers for who is curious or got problems with the gender swapped(heavy spoilers):
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After some time will really look that what happened with him was not really the worst possible, but luck.
Plus the wiki of the novel says about it just in the Part 2, looks like he got back to his original body and world in part 3.
Can you feel better knowing this or give another chance now?

This one improved with the time and is really different from most of other gender bender stories(in a good way).
The Origin's series is really bad, just skip that ugly thing and keep with this one only, really!
Good read for everyone!

... Last updated on August 20th, 2021, 12:40am
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