Possessing Nothing

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C-class mercenary. Started as a No Class, possessing nothing.

13 years of survival in the depths of the ditches.

I’ve managed to return to the beginning, but…

Possessing Nothing average rating 4.4/5 - 148 user ratings
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쥐뿔도 없는 회귀
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Yemallis
New Yemallis rated it
September 16, 2017
Status: c46
Traveling back in time has come to be my favorite novel settings because it provides so many essential things for a good story such as a sense of danger on the horizon, a goal, and a unique strength for the MC. Novels that have this setting I have read would be Tales of Demons and Gods, Rebirth of the Thief, Reincarnator, Master Hunter K, I am the Monarch, The Human Emperor, Emperor of Solo Play, Reign of the Hunters, Thousand Face Demon Concubine, Dungeon Hunter, Green Skin, Tsuyokute New Saga,... more>> Murabito desu ga NanI ka?, Nidome no Yuusha, HiraheishI wa Kako o Yumemiru, Still Wait For Me, Transcending the Nine Heavens, and Zhanxian.

And among all of those stories, this is the one that has stood out and I am writing a review for.

The MC does not have a goal, he didn't die in any special way, and the few special pieces of information he remembers are just enough to take him from trash to still trash. Yet Possessing Nothing still manages to be an amazing novel in terms of characters, setting, plot, and my anticipation of upcoming chapters. Very much looking forward to reading this novel in the future.

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kaluk1321
New kaluk1321 rated it
September 10, 2017
Status: c39
Great find amidst so many novels that repeat the same formula of an overpowered MC. Good read for a change of flavour, I would rate this novel 4 because of the poor translation but in the end the novel itself is good so I kept the 5, but bear in mind that the translation is pretty bad and it takes ages to update.

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Eziona
Eziona rated it
August 9, 2017
Status: c31
This is not any typical second chance, turn back time and reach the goal with the knowledge of their previous lifetime. No. This is about a untalented protagonist, who even with his second chance is still chained by his lack of talent.

Struck with extrodinary luck of obtaining another chance, and with the will to train and survive against the odds, the man who posseses nothing still beaten by the mere truth of lacking talent. Quite laughable, yet unique and undoubtedly one of the perks that makes this story great!

And... more>> don't mind what the previous reviewer "SumYungHo" says. He is clearly one of those readers who glimpse through chapters in seconds. The auther never controdicted himself. He stated that the progonist never trust anyone. But because he needs money, he decided to follow along. In the end, the traitors never find a opening to backstab the protagonist, with good reasons of course. He never trusted to leave his back open to them ever.

Although I gave this novel a 4. This is worthy read nevertheless, and I endorse anyone who stumbles upon this series to try it out.

"... Why. You want to copulate with me?" Lol, never in my life would I have thought that I'd see such a great joke like in Nier:automata.

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nile
nile rated it
August 28, 2017
Status: c38
I'm tired of cliches so I rumage though a lot of novels here to find hidden gems, and boy was this a great find.

The MC is not OP, feels like a human-being we can relate with as if we're there. And there's real feels to it. There's no plot armor to protect him as he has to train hard and plow through the insecurity and inferiority of being talent-less amidst the jeers of others.

Please read this! It's really worth it.

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Mkaius
Mkaius rated it
August 19, 2017
Status: c34
This is the most dim witted protagonist I've come across in a while. He keeps whining about how untalented he is every other chapter, believes the future is set in stone, and acts like his physical age. He doesn't really have any redeeming quality, I'm not sure if he gets better later on in the story but at this point he really is an annoying MC.

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jkmessah
jkmessah rated it
June 19, 2017
Status: c40
Still at 7 chapters but the premise is quite interesting. Will rate when more are out. Nothing extremely original but the world and characters are well written.

Unlike most second chances or regular IsekaI novels, our MC is not overpowered. Weak but determined to survive with what he has; pragmatic and sensible. Usually having past memories is extremely advantageous, but since his past life was relatively unremarkable, the benefits it brings are toned down. Enough to give him an edge, but not a god.

Translation is done well and the... more>> world it's in is rather interesting. The few side characters aren't complete card board cutouts from the little interactions we see. I am looking forward to more chapters!

Edit: it has been a good ride! I always look forward to reading more about Sungmin. He is still very flawed as a character, but his strengths are really coming out now. He's a character you can't help but root for. In the span of 33 chapters you can actually see character growth in not just his strength but his perspective, his mind and his attitude towards things.

Other characters in the story are also interesting to read which gives this story that full experience. I highly recommend anyone give this a try!

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criticalmind
criticalmind rated it
August 25, 2017
Status: c38
Can I just say, I consider myself a veteran when it comes to second chance novels. And it's always the same. Man goes back to the past and immediately becomes OP in some way or the other. Usually, he knows high level techniques or has some kind of divine artifact with him. Of course he always has some kind of highly specific knowledge that can make him filthy rich.

This is different. Period. The MC is basically a talentless hack with a severe inferiority complex. Initially, he doesn't have much... more>> ambition and just wants a slightly better life.

When he gets high level techniques, he can't master them easily because well... he is a talentless hack.

But he meets people who change him and he struggles to overcome his past mentality. He takes the hard path because he doesn't have convenient plot armour.

This is slowly becoming one of my favourite novels.

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porkbuns
porkbuns rated it
September 1, 2017
Status: c40
If you're a masochist and love reading about a talentless MC, whom suffering physically and psychologically in order to get over his sense of inferiority and achieve his dream, then this is the novel for you.

Introducing our lovely MC, whom was randomly summoned to a foreign world (apparently it's pretty normal for people from other worlds to get randomly summoned every now and then to this world) one day. Upon being summoned, he realised that he started out with no talent, no skills, no class, no items/equipment, and... more>> abysmal strength. He goes on to live a miserable 13 years in this world and ends up dying a stupid death inside of a dungeon one day; however, he was able to resurrect and be sent back 13 years due to a stone he found inside of that same dungeon.

Having now been sent back to the beginning, our MC embarks on a journey of self discovery in an attempt to get over his sense of inferiority and lack of talent, compared to the multitude of geniuses, pricks, and genius whom are pricks, that our MC is seemingly always surround by, for some reason.

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a7davidz
a7davidz rated it
August 20, 2017
Status: 43
It addicting the novel, it too bad I don't understand Korean. It like a bottom of a pit & he trying to climb out. He believe his future in set from no class, but he slowly realizes it not. It to due to helps he recieves & prob luck or not.

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Yukina
Yurika rated it
June 24, 2017
Status: c8
Well as of now this novel just gives me the feeling of being the typical reincarnation/2nd chance type of novel. The MC was only a 3rd rate/class mercenary back then but he was reincarnated on the time that he was summoned. Now with all the knowledge that he knew from the future he'll gonna use them to not become a ordinary person and to reach the peak of the world.

Hmm my own view there's nothing unique that I've seen yet on the novel but still it has a promising... more>> future.

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oblueknighto
oblueknighto rated it
August 21, 2017
Status: c35
MC lived in hell because he was weak. He gets a second chance and starts working like hell to achieve his goals. Still in the beginning of the series so the MC is still relatively weak compared to the people he meets.

Oh and the MC has absolutely 0 talent. He tells that to himself and gets told at A LOT by others.

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mechafanboy
mechafanboy rated it
August 19, 2017
Status: c34
This... is surprisingly well written. It actually sorta does what it says on the cover. The only thing that his past life gave him was an absurdly strong inferiority complex and memories of certain events that could be taken advantage of.

It's a pretty unique setting in a sea of reincarnation stories where their past life ends up being a roadmap that's honestly too strong in every case and creates imbalances in the world building attempted by the author.

Where it kinda goes wrong is that even in just the... more>> first 30 chapters, there's a gigantic heaven and earth level difference between his prior experience and his current one such that even if people wanted to call him possessing nothing, they wouldn't be able to with the opportunites he's already taken advantage of hence the title then loses most/all of it's meaning.

Upside, the writing doesn't suffer just because he becomes stronger (although it IS aggravating reading about his mindset after a while. Literally mentally tiring hearing all the negativity), as his past experiences shape his outlook on life and since his prior life was terrible, naturally his temperament follows suit, the novel feels more like it's trying to piece together an extremely broken human being or several considering some of the side characters... back into being an actual human again. It's a very novel approach.

Translation and editing was really well done in the beginning but in the latest chapters, there seems to be a pretty noticeable drop in quality from the editor. Not enough that I would change my rating but enough that it's noticeable.

All in all, I went in expecting nothing and came out feeling like I got quite the reward in a new novel that's actually quite unique. 4/5. There's a lot of elements that still need to be fleshed out before I would consider giving it 5, but 4 as an above average score? More than happy to do so. <<less
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