Recommendations Non OP MC-No Cheat - No Loli

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  1. WinByDying

    WinByDying I can count to four

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    For something entirely different, try Tigana.
     
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  2. Traveling Chef

    Traveling Chef ⁽ʕ•̀ω•́ʔ╯.+:。Professional Unichef~

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    all I can say is good luck on your journey~
     
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    userunfriendly A Wild Userunfriendly Appears!

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    Micheal Moorcock? Yes on OP, yes on treasures, but Elric end up killing everyone he holds dear, because Stormbringer has a terrifying price...

    Erikose kills humanity, to save the elves and his beloved, and is tossed into the multiverse to pay for his crime...

    Hawkmoon loses his kingdom, then his family, though he gets them back again (it’s confusing)

    Corum kills the gods, and loses his love to old age...

    Moorcock writes stories of Demi gods who are all too mortal, and have to pay terrifying prices for their powers and weapons.

    Zelazny has brooding antiheroes, who are OP but have to pay for their powers in subtle and ironic ways.

    Oh, and Moorcock and Zelazny pretty much INVENTED much of modern heroic fantasy. :eek:

    If you really are tired of the tropes in modern fantasy, read the originals...that pretty much created the genre.

    For something truly different, read Lord of Light and Creatures of Light and Darkness. They still stand up today. Everybody knows the Amber series and rolls their eyes, but if you’ve never read, you’re in for a treat. :p

    Because they’re good.(y)

    I’m a bit put off by Kay. I recommend Judith Tarr over Kay...even K. Kurtz. I’ve only read the Tapestry and not that impressed...though this was back in high school.

    Oh and I very much like Feist...though the MC gets really powerful in Magician, the road is long and painful.
     
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    Kalto [ Somewhat meticulous ]

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    Isekai ni kita boku wa kiyoubinbode subaya-sa tayorina tabi o suru. No loli - check, No Op or cheat - mc strugles quite often even after getting stronger
     
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    Galison Well-Known Member

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  8. kyoshijiro

    kyoshijiro Well-Known Member

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    You can find lots of stories that enter your requirements if you search romance stories but those are probably not what you are looking for.

    https://www.novelupdates.com/series/boukensha-ni-naritai-to-miyako-ni-deteitta-musume-ga-s-rank-ni-natteta/
    The main character is a skilled old man, his daughter is technically more op but she is at the level of being defeated by 100 enemies.

    https://www.novelupdates.com/series/haunted-dukes-daughter/
    Almost all shojo or otome etc. Genre would fit in your requirements. Essentially all stories that deal with drama and emotions rather than action.

    https://www.novelupdates.com/series/im-being-paid-¥-300000-a-month-to-say-okaeri-kyo-mo-ganbatta-ne-to-a-hardworking-neighbor-oneesan-who-earns-¥500000-a-month-but-doesnt-have-a-use-for-the-money-which-is-re/
    He barely manages to kill a coakroach, how much less op do you want?

    https://www.novelupdates.com/series/monster-soul-online/
    He learns quickly and technically has a treasure but his enemy is like ten times more op and has a piece of the same treasure.

    https://www.novelupdates.com/series...eatedly-but-somehow-she-was-the-one-who-fell/
    Im not sure whether you are interested in non fantasy/ non action stories but ill put them up in case, since they do enter in your requirements

    https://www.novelupdates.com/series/okami-wa-nemuranai/
    He is much stronger than most everyone else but is due to his effort and experience not talent or opness.

    https://www.novelupdates.com/series/ring-ring/
    The ml is a hero, but from the sounds of it he is just slightly stronger than most knights.

    https://www.novelupdates.com/series/star-rank-hunter/
    The mc is technically op but he never feels op. He always kills like a hunter, trapping and attacking their weak points. The only times he doesn't is when the opponets are too weak or they force him.

    https://www.novelupdates.com/series/the-card-apprentice/
    You might consider the mysterious card a treasure but honestly it is all the mc's hard work that gets him through his problems.

    https://www.novelupdates.com/series/the-s-classes-that-i-raised/
    The mc is essentially a non combatant.

    https://www.novelupdates.com/series/the-summoner-is-going/
    One of the few times where there don't seem to be unfair advantages to the mc or elite players in a vrmmo. The player is stronger than most but he doesn't even win the tournament so ...

    https://www.novelupdates.com/series/a-certain-middle-aged-mans-vrmmo-activity-log/
    Similar to above, tho he does beat the enemy that not even the tournament winners could beat, but he used trickery so...

    https://www.novelupdates.com/series/at-the-northern-fort/
    Cute fluffy story, you might argue that a baby fox falls in the loli category but you decide.

    https://www.novelupdates.com/series...ta-tsukaikata-senjou-wo-kakeru-kaifuku-youin/
    The mc is a healing magician, but he can maybe be considered op? Not really a combatant most of the time.

    https://www.novelupdates.com/series/endo-and-kobayashis-live-commentary-on-the-villainess/
    Otome story. Various people can be considered op but since combat isn't the focus ...

    https://www.novelupdates.com/series/evil-like-duke-household/
    Op administrator? Op misunderstandings? Anyway combat isn't the focus.

    https://www.novelupdates.com/series/i-have-reincarnated-into「welcome-to-the-○○-town」townsperson-a-but-the-last-dungeon-was-right-around-the-corner/
    Cute shortstory, won't take you 30min.

    https://www.novelupdates.com/series/im-a-dullahan-looking-for-my-head/
    Mc almost dies due to friendly fire from a low level mage so...

    https://www.novelupdates.com/series/im-only-a-stepmother-but-my-daughter-is-just-so-cute/
    Snow white but with a doting stepmom instead of an evil one

    https://www.novelupdates.com/series...ther-ill-shower-my-wife-and-daughter-in-love/
    Like the above but with a dad instead of a step-mom.

    https://www.novelupdates.com/series/im-the-heroine-but-i-want-to-hand-that-role-over/
    Romance story.

    https://www.novelupdates.com/series/observation-record-of-a-self-proclaimed-villainess-fiance/
    Otome story

    https://www.novelupdates.com/series...-a-bride-and-twin-daughters-who-were-dragons/
    Do babies count as lolis?

    https://www.novelupdates.com/series/thanks-to-a-different-world-reincarnation/
    Heartwarming story of an old man(video game nerd) reincarnating in a fantasy world.

    https://www.novelupdates.com/series/slow-prison-life/
    No combat. Drama. Probably romance but haven't reached so far in the story.

    https://www.novelupdates.com/series/the-saints-magic-power-is-omnipotent-wn/
    Non combatant. Technically op but not really.

    https://www.novelupdates.com/series/vrmmo-no-shien-shokunin-~top-player-no-shikakenin~/
    Romance story mostly. Lighthearted vrmmo story.

    https://www.novelupdates.com/series/wangyes-maid-is-the-sect-leader/
    Romance, haven't read much but should be funny.

    https://www.novelupdates.com/series/assassin-farmer/
    Romance. ML is op(?) simply because the power levels of the world are low. Most people are as weak as us.

    https://www.novelupdates.com/series/lady-rose-wants-to-be-a-commoner/
    Non action story. Mostly romance and drama. It just occured to me that most of these otome stories can be considered "back to the past" since they more or less know the future by what they read in the past.

    https://www.novelupdates.com/series/moon-laika-and-the-bloodsucking-princess/
    Non combat .

    https://www.novelupdates.com/series/nozomanu-fushi-no-boukensha/
    He probably becomes op but it is a slow growth.

    https://www.novelupdates.com/series/reincarnated-into-a-werewolf-the-demon-lord-servants/
    Mc is smart more than powerful.
     
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  9. Dachi

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    The first thing that comes to mind is the novel’s extra tho the mc gets a daighter at some point. Isaac is another good one. Hmm theres also Reverend Insanity
     
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    +1 to Ascendance of a Bookworm

    def no cheat, but the mc herself can be considered a loli, it't not really a thing in the novel though so reeead it.
     
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    DTPB kinda dropped in the last arc, super sidetracked. The waifu solution is also a mess.
    I do not recommend to read Monarch of Evernight, which is the CoS authors other novel. Starts out well, then is pretty great and between 600 and 700 it faceplants at super sonic speed. The setting just tears itself apart for cheap plot points.
    I heavily second City of Sin however. And, if you haven't read it, Warlock of the Magus World.
     
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    You can forget about anything with action then, unless it's some kind of a dark story that focuses more on how shitty life is.
     
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    If you’re okay with western novels, Skyclad might scratch that itch. Even the side characters are cool and the writing style is amazing.
     
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    lnv ✪ Well-Known Hypocrite

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    Tensei Shoujo no Rirekisho

    - MC isn't OP, only thing they have going for them is modern knowledge and being able to hear/read chants. Otherwise they can't use magic.
    - The MC is technically a loli, but that is because it is female MC and they get reincarnated as a baby. They grow in age with each volume so they won't be a loli with time. Her being a loli isn't a focus of this novel.
    - She has no ability to go back in time
    - She has no heaven defying treasure and starts as a commoner, so she doesn't even have any treasure or even a dime to her name for quite a while.
     
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  16. Renaxan

    Renaxan [Ero Culture Enthusiast]

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    This novel only i could think of at the moment :
    Rakuin no Monshou

    Mc is strong but not op, theres even one arc mc almost get killed. But mc sure are clever
     
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  17. Wujigege

    Wujigege *Christian*Generous Penny-Pincher*Comedian

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    Both have the same issue. Tsundere female leads that feel fake. Protagonist is cool until he meets female lead and acts like he has a mental illness.
    Maybe it's normal for most guys but I have lots of female relatives and friends so interacting with women is second nature to me. It feels unrealistic
     
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  18. Topperson

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    Well, for an isekai with amazing world building and lovely/funny characters u can try wandering inn, it's just so good. (no loli, no op mc, no heaven defying treasure)
    -The wandering in

    one of the most funny dungeon building histories I have read so far
    -There's no epic loot here, just puns (on royal road)


    P.S soz bout not having the link, it seems I need to post more for that
     
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  19. Wujigege

    Wujigege *Christian*Generous Penny-Pincher*Comedian

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    Never seen that. I opted for Jumong instead. Not a fan of Palace history. My favorite characters all die lol
     
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  20. Wujigege

    Wujigege *Christian*Generous Penny-Pincher*Comedian

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    Haha I am confused. I am so lost. I spent high school reading things like Rich Dad Poor Dad
     
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