Love is an Illusion is a completed manhwa at ninety-nine chapters. It is written and illustrated by Fargo. Released in 2018. In a world with pheromones where anyone can conceive, Park Dojin becomes involved in Kim Hye-sung's life. A sequel story is titled Love is an Illusion! - The Queen.
Hye-sung spent his entire life believing he was an Alpha, the top of the genetic lottery. But his world is flipped upside down when he finds out he isn’t a proud Alpha, but a lowly Omega. After this revelation, he continuously crosses paths with Dojin, an Alpha who can’t stand Omegas. When their physical union results in a life-changing event, the two men's hot-and-cold relationship is put to the ultimate test.
Insisting he is an Alpha, Kim calls someone and voices that he got hit on by an annoying Alpha. Hye-sung says he had spent all his money to attend the party he is at, looking all nice and handsome so he could find a rich and pretty Omega to restart his life. He appears genuinely shocked to learn that he is actually an Omega himself, believing otherwise since his test results when he was younger stated he was an Alpha. At the time he thought being an Omega sounded horrible, yet regardless of his result he was chastised as not being smart and good for nothing. He dropped out of high school during the last year and wandered from one job to another until he was twenty years old by the time he met Dojin. Born on September 23, at 20 years of age, Hye-sung had a height of 164cm, weight: 50kg. Zodiac Sign: Virgo(()) He is currently 22.
From a family who are mostly composed of Alphas yet Dojin disagrees with the assessment that such a family is incredible because of that. He is also the lead singer in a band named "Distortion" which is his current occupation. Attending a friend's party he would later contemplate this as a bad choice because Omegas were also invited to that party. Dojin saw his friend, the one who hosted the party, debating with Hye-sung that he looked like an Omega. He thought that his friend was pathetic for being unable to differentiate pheromones like he can. Dojin later came across Hye-sung in the comfort room and he smelled him. Disgusted, Park released his own pheromones to counteract Hye-sung's. Dojin does not feel what he sees as a heat cycle and adds what Hye-sung is experiencing is his problem. Nevertheless, he pulls Hye-sung away when he is approaching other guests and takes him home out of concern to rest. The next day Dojin thought he will never see Hye-sung again after walking out from him that morning. At a concert where Dojin performs, he finds and asks Hye-sung why he walked out on the person who offered him kindness. He is currently 27 years old(()). He was born on November 2(()). Height: 185cm. Weight: roughly 81kg. Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Dojin's friend, a Beta who did not notice the Omega at the party they attended. He helpfully offers to find out how many are at the party, to then getting them something to eat. He considers a guest annoying, irate that he says whatever he wants even knowing he cannot face Dojin. Yoon helps Dojin further when he is performing on stage. He is currently dating Dojin's brother, Dojun, who is an Alpha. He is 24 and was born on June 18. Height: 174cm. Weight: 62kg. Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Hye-sung's friend who is a Beta, and a fan of Dojin's band. He has Hye-sung stay over at his with his roommate Junsu after he was fired from his job and helps cheer him up when he is down. Kyungsoo is in a relationship with Lee Chowon who was previously married to Dojun
Born on the 8th of February, Park Byul is the son of Park Dojin and Kim Hye-sung. He has conceived accidentally when his mother went into heat. He showed signs that he probably has dominant alleles because he is sensitive to pheromones similar to Dojin. Height: 61.5cm. Weight: roughly 6.3kg. Zodiac Sign: Aquarius.
Lee Chowon was previously married to Park Dojun, Park Dojin's older brother. After previously filing for a divorce, Lee Chowon struggled to cope with the loss of his husband despite filing for the divorce himself. Lee Chowon is a very attractive dominant omega, who captivates everyone who lays eyes on him. While struggling with his temper tantrums, he is perceived as a very cold hearted, bossy and foul character, but his perspectives change after experiencing a relationship with Yoo Kyungsoo. Chowon is now working to repair the damage he has caused and change for the better.
CEO of Seon Perfume Corporation. The younger brother of Dohun and Do-gyeom and older brother of Dojin. Dojun used to be married to Lee Chowon who is now dating Hye-sung's friend, Kyungsoo. Dojun married Heesoo but is unable to have a baby since Heesoo is a beta, so he got them a puppy on Christmas.
Usually, it is determined by the age of twelve to fourteen whether or not someone is an Alpha or Omega. An Omega and an Alpha cannot be distinguished that easily. It is generally decided by inheritance that someone becomes an Omega and they need to suppress their heat cycles by taking medicine.
They can have an Alpha's child, regardless of gender.
Can impregnate Omegas and release pheromones that attract them.
Irregular, unlike Alphas or Omegas and they do not emit or feel pheromones; average people.
A rare type of alphas. They are hyper-masculine and have a demanding nature with traits that make them so productive which shows how outgoing and enterprising they can be.
Their beauty and talent is a given. Extremely rare, even more than DA. They control their omega pheromones completely outside the heat period.
The unique fragrance of Alphas and Omegas.
An Omega will give off pheromones that attract Alphas during this time.
Dojin can sense the presence of an omega at a rooftop party that he attends with Heesoo. He overhears Hye-sung stating he is an Alpha before it is suggested he go and talk to Dojin. Hye-sung walks away and is on his phone, having the intent to find a rich Omega, he is not concerned about being fired again and will prove the other speaker wrong that he cannot find someone.
The solution for him is an Alpha-pheromone-infused perfume, and Dojin comes across Hye-sung spraying himself with it in the restroom. As Hye-sung is overcome with dizziness, Dojin steadies him and asks if he is going into heat.(()) With that not subsiding, Dojin takes Hye-sung back to his where the latter remains adamant that he is an Alpha.(()) As Dojin composes music Kim awakens and realizes he is over at someone's house.(())
After leaving the next morning, Kyungsoo would take Hye-sung with him to a concert where he would find Dojin performing, who is startled to see Hye-sung in the audience. Approaching him with a face mask on, he is berated for how Hye-sung felt he was treated. Dojin joins his family who discusses the genetic makeup of their generation, and Dojin denies that he is meeting up with an Omega.