Characters / Boys Before Flowers

The following tropes can be applied to the characters of the Korean Series Boys Before Flowers.
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     Geum Jan Di 
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The Main Character of the Drama (originally Tsukushi Makino). Comes from a Poor Family but gains a Scholarship to attend Shinhwa High.
She is portrayed by Ku Hye Sun.

     Gu Jun Pyo 
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Originally named Domyouji Tsukasa, he is the heir to the Shinhwa Corporation and the leader of the F4. He bullies Jan Di after her friend spills some ice cream on his shoe. He eventually falls in love with her.
He is portrayed by Lee Min Ho.

  • Adorkable: He may be an asshole at times, but he is really childish.
  • Amnesiac Lover: In the later episodes, he experiences amnesia due to an accident and forgets all about Jan Di. He gets better, though.
  • Anger Born of Worry: His preferred method of showing concern to Jan Di.
  • Arranged Marriage: With Jae Kyung. She eventually calls it off after finding out that Jun Pyo is serious about Jan Di.
  • Bastard Boyfriend: He starts all of Jan Di's misfortunes, then decides he likes her. He is also a control freak around her as well.
  • Berserk Button: Jun Pyo is not pleased when Jan Di is threatened, even though he is the reason why people bully her in the first place.
  • Big Little Brother: He is taller than Jun Hee.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Consistently wears black in the same vein that Ji Hoo consistently wears white, to indicate that he's morally the most unpure of the F4 due to being the leader.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Even though he's the one that ordered the bullying, Jun Pyo is actually pretty pissed when he finds out that some students went so far as to almost rape Jan Di.
  • In-Series Nickname: Jae Kyung calls him "Jun" sometimes.
  • My Sister Is Off-Limits!: It is mentioned that he cried when Jun Hee got married.
  • Not a Morning Person:
    • In one episode, Yi Jeong and Woo Bin visit Jun Pyo to take him out and hang out. He refuses to get up until the boys mentioned about Jan Di's date.
    • During his stay in Macau, the hotel's manager woke him up with a trumpet. Jun Pyo gets up due to getting annoyed.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper / Hot-Blooded: The F4 member who is always the first to get angry.
  • Inter-Class Romance: With Jan Di, the daughter of a dry cleaning business, while he's the heir to Shinhwa.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold
  • Parental Abandonment: His sister was the one who raised him.

     Yoon Ji Hoo 
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The nicest member of the F4, based on Hanazawa Rui. He is the grandson of Korea's former president.
He is portrayed by Kim Hyun Joong.

  • Bad Dreams: When thinking about driving a car.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: He is called the fourth-dimensional member of F4. It is stated in an early episode that he has mild autism which stemmed from his parents' deaths.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Consistently wears white in the same vein that Jun Pyo consistently wears black, to indicate that he's morally the purest of the F4.
  • First Love: He is both Jan Di's and Seo Hyun's first love. His first love was Seo Hyun.
  • Inter-Class Romance: With Jan Di, the daughter of a dry cleaning business, while he's the grandson of the former president.
  • Nice Guy: The nicest one of the F4, who doesn't participate in the bullying and even helps Jan Di.
    • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: However, he does take Jan Di away from Jun Pyo. But it's also revealed that some of the things he did that time was due to Jan Di and Jun Pyo not being honest with each other.
  • Put on a Bus: He follows Seo Hyun to Paris. He does come back after realizing he has feelings for Jan Di.
  • Prince Charming
  • Romantic Runner-Up: To Jan Di.

     So Yi Jeong 
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The cold-hearted Casanova, originally Soujiro Nishikado. He is the son of a family into traditional pottery, and he owns the largest museum in Korea. He is also one of the most famous potters.
He is portrayed by Kim Bum.

     Song Woo Bin 
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Originally Akira Mimasaka, the F4's friendliest member is from a family who works in construction and with connections to the mafia.
He is portrayed by Kim Jun.

  • Gratuitous English: In real life, Kim Jun is the rapper for T-Max.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Yi Jeong.
  • Only Sane Man: Especially in the later episodes where Jun Pyo gets a fiancee, Ji Hoo meets his grandfather, and Yi Jeong shuts himself from the world.
  • Pair the Spares: In fanwork, he is usually paired up with Jae Kyung.
  • The Un Favourite: Count his lines in the whole series! Thankfully, T-Max has a lot of songs in the soundtrack to make up for it.
    • In an interview:
    Kim Jun: I didn't need that many lines. It was mostly, 'Yo! What's up!' It's not very friendly. When I meet my friends, I would say, 'Yo! What's up!' It's awkward, right?
  • Those Two Guys: Usually seen with Yi Jeong.
  • Yakuza Prince: He has connections with the mafia.

     Chu Ga Eul 
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Jan Di's best friend since childhood (originally Yuki Masuoka). She gets dragged into the F4's activities.
She is portrayed by Kim So Eun.

  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: She eventually falls in love with So Yi Jeong.
    Chu Ga Eul (to So Yi Jeong): You need to get rid of your misconception that good girls want good guys.
  • Beta Couple: With Yi Jeong.
  • Childhood Friends: She and Jan Di have been friends since kindergarten.
  • Food Slap: Pours a glass of water over Yi Jeong after he suggests that his father should borrow Ga Eul.
  • Friend to All Children: She becomes a kindergarten teacher, where she is shown teaching her students how to mold clay.
  • Inter-Class Romance: With Yi Jeong.
  • Manic Pixie Dream Girl: Ga Eul comes off as this in the Bodyguard CF with Yi Jung.
  • Nice Girl: Is always called as such, especially by Yi Jeong.
    So Yi Jeong: I have a few rules when it comes to dating. One, I don't mess with good girls. Two, I also don't mess with idiotic girls. Three, never mess with girls related to my friends. Ga Eul, you meet all three criteria.
  • Ordinary High-School Student: The only character her age that doesn't attend Shinhwa.
  • Second Love: Yi Jeong's first love was her pottery teacher, Eun Jae.
  • Shrinking Violet
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Girly Girl to Jan Di's tomboy.

     Shinhwa Group 

Gu Jun Hee

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Jun Pyo's older sister, who raised him in lieu of their parents.

Kang Hee Soo

Jun Pyo and Jun Hee's mother, the President of Shinhwa Group.

  • For Your Own Good: She claims that everything she does is for Jun Hee and Jun Pyo's wellbeing. When Jun Pyo gets into an accident, Jun Hee then asks her if everything she did was for Jun Pyo's own good. It makes her repent.
  • Evil Is Petty: Madam Kang makes sure Jan Di's family falls into misery just because Jan Di is dating her son. There is a moment where Jan Di's mom pours a bowl of salt on her, because she couldn't accept the money she attempted to give them over the condition to keep Jan Di away from seeing Jun Pyo... and Madam Kang's response was forcing them out of business.
  • Evil Matriarch: She is emotionally neglectful of both her children and vindictive toward Jan Di.
  • Food Slap: Jan Di's mother pours a bowl of salt over the head of Madam Kang after she offers the Geum family a large amount of money so that Jan Di would stay away from Jun Pyo.
  • Parental Neglect: She gets better.

     Geum Family 

Geum Il Bong

Jan Di's father, who works at their dry cleaning service.

Na Gong Joo

Jan Di's mother who seems to think that money is the only reason for their family to be happy.

Geum Kang San

Jan Di's younger brother who has an affinity for technology.

     Shinhwa High 

Oh Min Ji

Jan Di's first and only friend at Shinhwa High who betrays her when she finds out that Jan Di is her rival for Jun Pyo's affections.

The Mean Girls Trio

Composed of Choi Jin Hee (Ginger), Park Sun Ja (Sunny), and Lee Mi Sook (Miranda). They bullied Jan Di when she first transferred to Shinhwa, but then wanted to become friends with her after being Jun Pyo's girlfriend. When bad issues between Jun Pyo and Jan Di began to spreak out, they once again treat Jan Di badly.

     Other Supporting Characters 

Min Seo Hyun

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A famous Korean model who is Jan Di's idol. It is revealed that she is childhood friends with the F4, as well as Ji Hoo's first love.

Ha Jae Kyung

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A girl who saved Jan Di in Macau. She is Jun Pyo's fiancee.

Yoon Seok Young

A doctor who frequently visit's the porridge shop where Jan Di and Ga Eul work at. He is actually Ji Hoo's grandfather, the former president of Korea, who believes that the accident involving Ji Hoo's parents was his fault.

So Il-hyun

Yi Jeong's older brother who left their family.

Cha Eun Jae

Ga Eul's pottery teacher who is revealed to be Yi Jeong's first love.

Jang Yu Mi

A girl who was hospitalized at the same time Jun Pyo got into an accident.
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