Tower of God possesses a vast array of unique characters, and here's the place to look them up.On a sidenote: There are several groups with their own distinctive features such as Zahard's Princesses.Furthermore, there is the Royal Enforcement Division (RED), which serves as police and secret service, removing dangers to the Tower (or rather, Zahard's ruling structures).Another group is Urek Mazino's Wolhaiksong, or the Winged Tree, which is made up of Urek's followers and has become as influential as the oldest group:The 10 Great Families, founded by the ten warriors that climbed the Tower with Zahard. Even though each family can be seen as a faction of their own, they all are supporters of Zahard.Unlike this particular group: FUG, the organisation of Grace Mirchea Luslec, which apparently took Baam under their wing. Little is known except that they are the sworn enemy of the 10 families and are a religiously fanatic underground crime organisation.This page may contain unmarked spoilers. You have been warned.
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25th Baam / Jyu Viole Grace
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The Hero of Tower of God, Baam is unusual in the tower in that he opened the door himself, thus making him an Irregular, who are universally feared throughout the tower as being ultra powerful monsters who almost always bring great calamity within the tower. He is also considered unusual and borderline crazy because he values his friends over his own desire to climb the tower, and is thus quickly deemed dangerous. After the timeskip, he reappears in front of Ja Wangnan, and sort of teams up with him. He now is part of the criminal organization FUG and has adopted the family name of Grace, leader of FUG.
All-Loving Hero: In the competitive, back-stabbing world of the tower, Baam genuinely wants to help others.
Badass Normal: Subverted. He appears this way at first, but eventually its shown he's an innate genius at Shinsoo manipulation.
Break the Cutie: Though he isn't broken, the whole thing with Ho did bring him pretty close to snapping, and he laments the constant infighting between regulars. Even when everybody says it's the most normal, logical thing to happen. And then Rachel happened, and this is only the beginning. Now that he has been ripped away from his new friends and forced to fight against his old ones, he's coming very close to the breaking point.
Calling Your Attacks: Totally averted. Baam never yells out what he's doing: the most you get is a handy label down the side of the action or a footnote.
The only exception being sometimes when he copies a move, he'll call out the attacks as he makes them.
Somehow, those who are Genre Savvy and wear Shipping Goggles made the addition of Hwa Ryun. And according to SIU, Baam will cause many women to cry.
Androssi's Ship Tease becomes much less platonic once she starts reminding Baam of the date he supposedly promised her once they are reunited in season 2. She even goes so far as to outright refer to him as her boyfriend when talking about him, although Hatsu says she's probably bluffing in this instance.
Magnetic Hero: Becomes well liked and friendly with many of his fellows, so much so that they choose to help him out even when it means that they will be disadvantaged in the tower. Novick even specifically mentions this to Xia Xia, warning her that trying to manipulate him in the long run won't work because the people he attracts are too loyal to him.
He's so endearing, his mentors in FUG are beginning to question their motivations.
Meaningful Name: Possibly. One translation of 'Baam' in Korean is 'night'. Can you think of another messianic figure who was born on the 25th night?
Mysterious Past: Who or what Baam is, even he doesn't know. It's not even clear where he was initially, though it seems he was either in the Middle area of the Tower or outside it completely.
Person of Mass Destruction: As an Irregular, he's an immense threat to the Tower. By the time Season 2 rolls around, he's far above the other Regulars in his floor in strength and already challenging Rankers on relatively even footing.
Power Copying: This, coupled with his innate ability to control Shinsoo with ease, is his greatest combat strength. He's used several abilities that he learned from Rankers far more than they ever did, such as the Blue Oar and paralysis.
Technical Pacifist: Though he dislikes enmity and fighting, he defends himself when attacked, he is prepared to kill in order to get to Rachel (though he is releaved when he doesn't have to) and later on, he mops the floor with everyone.
Took a Level in Badass: Once he begins learning how to manipulate Shinsoo, he becomes a truly formidable fighter. In only seven years, he's learned how to control 5 rooms of Shinsoo and is far above most of the regulars on his floor in strength.
Wide-Eyed Idealist: He absolutely hates the idea of fighting and harming and truly wants every to be friends.
After Rachel's betrayal and the 5 year time skip, he is still this, but is severely emotionally withdrawn because of his Training from Hell
Tropes that apply as of Season 2
Warning: Major Spoilers
Agent Peacock: At the beginning of Part 2 his attire is simply fabulous.
A God I Am Not: Quite a few people refer to him as "my/our god" on account of his position as a slayer candidate and an Irregular. Baam's reactions to this range from strong discomfort to violent retaliation, depending on who's addressing him.
An Offer You Can't Refuse: FUG gave him one after Rachel’s betrayal. If he didn’t join them and become a slayer candidate, they would have killed all his friends.
Badass Abnormal: Becoming a living ignition weapon for the Thorn massively has boosted his already impressive Shinsoo control and power, on top of being an Irregular.
Broken Ace: He’s good at pretty much everything, but suffers greatly because of Rachel’s betrayal and FUG’s threat to his friends’ lives.
Defector from Decadence: Once the FUG faction Karaka belongs to reveals it has no intentions to play by it's own rules, Baam ceases any pretense of willingness to work for FUG and immediately follows Koon's plans to leave them.
Koon Aguero Agnis is the son of High Ranker Koon Eduan and from one of the Noble families that first climbed the tower. He meets Baam in the second floor's first test, and deems him interesting enough to accompany and aid him while they climb the tower after Rak takes an interest in him. He becomes quickly one of Baam's closest friends. Recently made an appearance in the second season and is still a Manipulative Bastard. He is currently in a team with Viole's old teammates to win the Workshop Battle.
Last Name Basis: Everyone just pretty much calls him by his family name, Koon. Even his teammates and Baam, his closest friend, just use his last name. The few times his first name is uttered are when someone calls him by his full name. Though Koon is estranged from his family, he still seems proud of his heritage and has never objected to just being called Koon.
Loophole Abuse: Aguero spends most of his time trying to subvert the towers rules, with mixed results.
Named After Somebody Famous: Sergio Agüero, Argentinian football player. Word Of God says that the color scheme of the Koon family was inspired by the Argentinian flag after naming Aguero after Agüero.
The Proud Elite: Despite his immediate family's disgraced status, so much so.
The Smart Guy: Most likely to form (working) plans out of act 1 regulars.
Rak is a giant alligator that unwillingly teamed up with Baam and Aguero in the first round of the Floor of Test, and has been a member of the team ever since. He loves to fight, compete and hunt the strong and is generally a strong and pretty straight forward guy with a lot of street wisdom. A great source of awesomesauce and comedic hijinks, as well.
Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: It's easy to underestimate him, given his hijinks and personality, but he's one of the best Spearbearers in the E rank regulars, and considerably more perceptive than he looks.
The Heart: Yeah, despite being a hunter and pretty abrasive, he is one of the most decent and inspiring characters next to Baam, living a life in absolute honesty.
Hidden Depths: For someone considered a dumb muscle, he is suprisingly perceptive at times. For instance, he was one of the only people to realize that Aguero was faking his sudden rejection of Baam in order to manipulate everyone else into supporting him.
Also, early on, he seems to have noticed how suspicious it was that Baam didn't know how the artificial "sky" for each floor worked, which even Koon didn't catch.
She is Baam's first and best friend, though she leaves him to search for a starry sky (aka absolute freedom). He follows her, the plot begins, and awesomeness ensues. She later forms a team with Androssi and Akryung and might have been a part of the slaughter of 197 regulars. She goes by the moniker Michelle Light after realizing Baam is in her test group. After betraying Baam, she climbs the Tower with Aguero, who knows what really happened during the Submerged Fish test and just keeps her with him as the last connection to Baam's murderers.She is also an Irregular, but is different from Baam and other Irregulars in that she did not actually open the door, but was brought in along with Baam.
Walking Spoiler: In fact, even the fact that she ‘’can’’ walk is a spoiler!
Tropes that apply as of the Submerged Fish Hunt
Warning: Major Spoilers
Anti-Hero: The author's blog says that she's one of these. She is certainly one of the most ruthless characters.
Classical Anti-Hero: Her ‘’real’’ introduction at the end of the first volume is devoted specifically to showing her lack of classical heroic qualities, and one of the main themes of the story seems to be deconstructing just what those qualities mean.
Nominal Hero: Also possible, although it's hard to tell for sure since we don't know her full motivations or the details of the deals she's struck; it's possible that she's another type of anti-hero or just a straight-up villain.
Face-Heel Turn: While there's evidence suggesting she was a Manipulative Bitch even when she met Baam, she did sincerely care for him. The combination of Baam being The Chosen One and her being manipulated by Headon turned her away from that. However, while this was her Face-Heel Turn chronologically, in story, she's presented as taking this when she pushes Baam into the lake.
I Just Want to Be Special: She wants to be the heroine of the story, and will attempt to position herself as such by any means necessary.
I Know You Know I Know: Caught in a loop of this with Aguero now; he knows she's faking her illness and spies on her with his Lighthouse, but she knows his team is a fence to trap her because she spies on him with her Lighthouse. As of this writing, she’s coming out on top, since Koon doesn’t seem to know about her ties to FUG.
Light Is Not Good: Has light skin, light blonde hair, uses a pseudonym of Michelle Light, and is a Lightbearer. She also seems to be seriously messed in the head.
Manipulative Bastard: Koon has seen through her ruses, though. Unfortunately, he hasn’t spotted all of them.
Obviously Evil: Even Traveler, who has never seen her before, immediately surmises something is very wrong with her.
Smug Snake: Gleefully prances about her room when she thinks no one’s looking, and has given “there’s no way you could understand my motivation” rants before.
The Unchosen One: Rare villianous example. While the circumstances of her entry are still ambiguous, what seems to have happened is that the Tower recognized Baam as The Chosen One, and Rachel slipped in the door before he did. Rachel's refusal to take the first test as well cemented her status.
Wounded Gazelle Gambit: Pretends that her injury makes her unable to walk to manipulate others into helping her.
Regulars (1st And 2nd Floor)
People that were chosen to climb the Inner Tower by Headon and the Tower, in contrast to Irregulars, who entered the Tower by themselves. The Regulars seen here are those who were introduced alongside Baam's first appearance in the Tower.
A lizard girl with a hook that can expand. She first appears in the first test of the second floor where she meets Hatsu and immediately battles him. Though she is one of the strongest on the second floor, she keeps to herself. Turns out that she is the daughter of the real Anak Zahard, a defected Princess who married a regular. The hook she wields is her mother's weapon, Green April. She is out to get revenge for her parents' murder by killing the entire Zahard family. Currently she is in Ship Leesoo's team, along with Androssi and Hatsu. She spent a great time of her life on the 43rd floor with Garam Zahard.
Always Someone Better: She is extremely powerful in her own right, but time and time again when she faces a Zahard Princess or anyone of high standing, is proven to still be lacking in the power required to even start her quest for revenge right.
Also suffered this with Koon Ran in the Workshop Battle, though it's hard to tell how it would have ended since Parakewl interrupted the match.
Berserk Button: Anything related to the Zahards makes her blood boil. And then Ren reveals he killed her mother.
Obfuscating Stupidity: Pretends to be a spoilt brat during the crown game, and then reveals she is placed exactly where she wanted to be - in the best position for her skills to be fully utilized. She proceeds to swat everybody like flies.
Tsundere: There are times when she'll get pissed whenever Leeso looks at another woman.
A haughty, cynical self-centered woman who is probably the strongest of all Regulars in Baam's grade, sans Akryung, perhaps. She's a Princess of Zahard and therefore Anak's aunt, and develops a caring yet vitriolic relationship with Anak. Currently a member of one of the top two teams in the E level, climbing with Ship Leesoo, Anak and Hatsu.
Action Girl: Probably, the strongest of act 1 regulars.
Then she ends up on the receiving end of this, courtesy of Ren.
Defrosting Ice Queen: She isn't a real Ice Queen, since she is rather outgoing, but she keeps her feelings to herself, views others as tools and steps over bodies to reach her goals. And then she meets Baam.
Super Toughness: When fighting Viole and Traveler, she takes a large number of anti-tank explosives directly to the face and comes out with nothing more than frazzled hair and mild annoyance.
Teleport Spam: Uses teleportation in battle by using Bong Bong to teleport herself and Yaragarv hundered of meters into the air, then kicking him into the ground, causing some damage even to the Madeof Iron Mad Dog of Yama
The son of a… potter? Still, he has been training his swordsmanship for many years, which allows him to go toe to toe with Anak, whom he grows very close to, and stand his ground against Quant. By the second season, he's so famous that the mere rumor that someone managed to beat 'that Hatsu guy' in battle is their main selling point as a mercenary. Is currently travelling with Ship Leesoo's team.
Badass: Definitely one of the best Regular fighters.
Charles Atlas Superpower: Although he has magic swords at the beginning, he's the only "powerhouse" character with no native advantages; all other high-ranking Regulars benefit from Superpowerful Genetics or some other special advantage, but Hatsu's power comes entirely from ridiculous training, to the point where even at the start, he can go toe-to-toe with a Princess of Zahard and (briefly) stand his ground against a Ranker.
A seemingly average guy in a purple jump suit. He is much smarter than he looks and a really funny guy. He's currently on a floor above Aguero, still with Hatsu and Anak. He remains in contact with Aguero, and has also learnt of Rachel's trickery.
Badass: After hearing a Ranker give a brutal Breaking Speech to another Regular about how his not being able to make it through the Shinsoo barrier means he was choosen to fail, Ship says Screw Destiny and pushes his way through the barrier through pure willpower.
Chick Magnet: Not as much as Baam, but if one looks closely there is at least two woman who like him, one of them being Anak
Dogged Nice Guy: A non-romantic example, but Anak and Hatsu have physically dragged him around when he doesn't do what they want.
Dragged by the Collar: How Anak dragged a protesting Ship off the stage after agreeing to take part in the test.
The Drag-Along: After Anak agrees to taking part in the special examination with Baam, she walks cooly offstage, silently dragging a kicking and screaming Ship behind her.
Establishing Character Moment: A sequence of them in the first few chapters after his introduction — showing his Butt Monkey status by having him blustering ineffectually while Anak and Hatsu show off their skills, then revealing his Determinator nature by having him push through Lero-Ro's Shinsoo barrier test with sheer willpower, and finally having him demonstrate his intelligence by being the only person to perfectly solve Yu Han Sung's door puzzle.
Failure Is the Only Option: The Ranker says anyone unable to make it through the barrier was choosen to fail and nothing they do can change that. Ship decided to screw that and pushed his way through the barrier through pure willpower.
Guile Hero: His stat sheet lists him as nearly dead last in every single category... except intelligence, where he's one of the highest of the first chapter's Regulars.
The Load: Starts off seeming like he will be one to Hatsu and Anak, almost causing them all to fail the second test, then shows he's one of the smartest characters in the series the next test and is even the team leader in the second volume.
Older Than He Looks: Not nearly as extreme as many other characters, but he's 26 in the first volume, despite looking and acting like a teen.
Nice Guy: Among other things, he uses his own body to cling on to Quant, getting horribly beaten up solely to slow him down a tiny bit and increase his team's chances of victory even though, as Quant points out, he himself was already certain to pass.
Sleepyhead: Carries a pillow and a blanket around everywhere, and will throw them down and fall asleep at the slightest opportunity.
A mysterious character with mask and tight neoprene suit that first appeared in the Crown Game and dominated the last round, until Baam slashed her face with Shinsoo. Since then, she wore an eyepatch and let her hair down. Is a member of FUG and recruited Baam after Rachel betrayed him.
Chekhov's Gunman: She first appears as a mysterious, strong regular who gets injured in the crown game. She is actually a ranker, a guide like Evan, and in fact, Rachel's and then Baam's guide.
Out-Gambitted: While she manages to outgambit Reflejo and especially his minions, she totally didn't expect Cassano of planting a spying device on her tools, turning her into a Damsel in Distress later.
The Quiet One: For a lot of the time, she just sits around in the class room or the background. In season one she just has 3 conversations, with Aguero, Baam and Rachel. Quite possibly, she was just silent because the didn't need to socialize with the other Regulars.
A Regular that, like Baam, is a Wave Controller. Looks very effeminate and has a red horn. All of his friends were killed by a random monstrous humanoid and since then, he tried to climb the Tower to get the strength he didn't have when all he loved were slaughtered.
Can't Catch Up: He has spent years mastering tricks that took Baam days to learn. His realization that this trope is in effect ultimately leads to his betrayal and suicide.
A man who got drafted by one of Aguero's cunning plans and therefore participated in the Crown Game. He uses a glove to throw balls that returns to him. Since he was among the Regulars who passed the 2nd floor, he helped the group support Rachel.
Chekhov's Gunman: Along with Grey and Kukaku Rakukakuka, he was drafted by Aguero and stepped in to help him during the crown game.
Regulars who took part in the 20th floor test; some of which become Viole's new traveling group to continue ascending the tower.
The point-of-view character for the first plot arc of season 2. While by no means weak, his dreams of being King of the Tower are far beyond his current capabilities. He's also running away from loan sharks and a bit of a coward with a good heart. He manages to trick Viole into forming a team with him and just like long ago with Baam and Rak, it stuck. They are currently living together with Yeon, Kang Horyang, Goseng, Miseng, Prince and Arkraptor.
Action Survivor: At first glance, he does not seem to possess any special powers... Unlike 90% of the cast.
Hypocrite: His reason for not killing Lurker was to avoid being this. Since on his climb of the Tower, he will have to kill countless people, killing Lurker for Nia's death is pure hypocrisy and makes him no better than Lurker.
Indy Ploy: In general. And that's his explicitly confirmed modus operandi for bringing Viole into his team.
Out of Focus: Rapidly faded in importance after the plot arc where he was introduced - he's still around, and there's hints he might be important again later, but at the moment he's just another character in Baam's previous team.
Punny Name: If you reverse his name, it becomes 'Nan wang ja', which means 'I'm a prince' in Korean.
True Companions: Shows that he really cares about his team again and again.
She is a Regular that gets introduced in season 2 and first appears in a scene where she fries Ja Wangnan. Later, she climbs the Tower with the team of the Lurker loan sharks because of her debt, which gets transferred to Baam after he wins the Shinsoo competition.
Shoot the Shaggy Dog: Was abandoned and beaten by his team, taken in by a nice old lady, than forced to constantly betray people to help pay off her resturant's debts. He ends up betraying Wangnan with the belief it would allow the resturant's debts to be paid off completely, is quickly informed this is no longer the case, and is brutally murdered minutes later.
Miseng is a regular Ja and Baam met during the first part of the 20th floor test. Ja's resolve to attack the next person was crushed by her being utterly adorable (and wearing a school girls uniform).
Child Prodigy: Smart enough to dominate a card game played with adults.
Killer Rabbit: In Shinsoo Strenghtening Test she came just below Wangnan, and above Goseng and Yoghurt Lady. She must be quite capable for reaching 20th floor in the first place, but her abilities remain unknown.
The last addition to the survival game. He acts like a very smart and very ruthless person and thinks more about instantaneous advantages than long-time pay-offs. He has got short silver hair and fights with an umbrella capable of shooting Shinsoo beams.
You Remind Me of X: Miseng reminds him of his daughter, which is why he wanted to get her safely out of the game.
Kang Horyang aka Beniamo Ilmar
A gargantuan Regular who entered the survial match, but took up Ja Wangnan's peace offer. He crushes hard on Goseng so that it is virtually impossible for Ja to beat anybody up. He fights using an odd colored iconographic that appears floating beside him, focusing his abilities in specific areas — a blue shield enhancing his defense, a winged boot to enhance his speed, a giant red fist to enhance his strength, and so on. He's actually a living ignition weapon and entered the tower to search for Cassano, the true Devil of the Right Hand.
Bad Ass: Shortly after his introduction he enters Mêlée à Trois with Viole and Arkraptor. He manages to keep pace with them.
Swiss Army Superpower: The mark on his back can be used for defence (Strong Shield), attack (Red Fist, Flaming Fist), speed (Boot) and healing (Cross) among other uses, as well as his "Devil of the Right Hand," which seems to be his strongest power.
Glass Cannon: His raw power is quite huge compared to his fellow regulars. But one solid punch is enough to incapacitate him.
Heel-Face Turn: Following the events of the Untrustworthy Room game, after being rescued by the people he initially despised, hearing how much his father cares about him and after eating his Humble Pie, he joins Viole's team and developped a close friendship with Miseng.
Hidden Depths: No, really. Blinding Rapdevil with his lighthouse was both resourceful and brave.
A mercenary known as "The Devil of the Right Hand", recruited by Prince's father to help Prince in the 20F exam. Turns out to be a fake - while he is a competent fighter, he is nowhere near the level of real Devil, that is, Beniamino Cassano.
Despair Event Horizon: Rachel attempted to cause him to experience this and he is determined to make it not happen.
Disproportionate Retribution: Rachel stabbed him countless times in the legs and feet, basicly crippling him and ruining his chances in the tower even if he recovers, for rejecting her offer to come with her.
"Facing the Bullets" One-Liner: "Get lost. If you want to walk, walk with those fine legs of your own. You kicked away two friends with those, am I right?" Fortunately, Rachel didn't kill him... except Edin lost his legs instead.
Fisherman of Aguero's new team. He is one of the five strongest E-rank regulars, and seems to be related to Koon Maschenny Zahard since he knows several Maschenny shinsoo techniques.
Bad Ass: Able to defeat Novick, and fight evenly with Anak.
The Big Guy: Despite his small stature, the strongest fighter out of Team Koon, and one of the top 5E rankers.
Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Borderline example. He is obnoxious, spoiled and quite childish at times (he destroyed Aguero's lighthouse during a mission), yet when he gets serious he is a force to be reckoned with.
Glass Cannon: Relies on his extremely potent attack power and ability to dodge blows most of the time. Doesn't fare that well when he gets hit himself.
I Am Not Left-Handed: Ran's Spearbearer postion is ranked higher than his Fisherman position due to his powerful Lightning Spear technique, which is extremely powerful for E Rank Regulars. This makes him possibly the best Spearbearer of all the E Rank Regulars.
Jerk Ass: He is extremely arrogant, and seems to possess next to none social skills.
Kung-Fu Wizard: With an ephasis on the "wizard" part, he is still a capable hand-to-hand fighter.
Muscles Are Meaningless: He primarily uses Shinsoo and overwhelming force to attack, rather than traditional combat.
Oh, Crap: When Viole shows up, Ran's reaction is basically a chain of Oh, Crap moments one after the other.
An E-rank Regular introduced on the 28th floor. She is a Lighter Bearer, and an Information Monger who likes to charge money for her services. She also happens to be a member of FUG where she becomes part of Viole's team for the Workshop Battle.
A Regular FUG recruit that was part Viole's Workshop team. Yuto remains to be a complete mystery as the only thing known about her is that she was given a mission to gain the FUG higher-ups trust to enable a switch-up during the Workshop Battle with Hwa Ryun to help Baam breakaway from FUG.
Ambiguous Gender: It wasn't until Reflejo confirmed it that had people guessing what Yuto's gender actually was.
Mysterious Past: For a character that played such an integral part during Workshop, absolutely nothing is known about her.
What Happened to the Mouse?: A lot of readers question if there actually was a Yuto to begin with since the one during the Workshop saga was revealed to actually be Hwa Ryun. Word Of God states that there actually is a Yuto out there, and that we'll be seeing her somewhere down the line.
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An E-rank Regular, and a member of FUG, that acts as a subordinate of Viole's team during the Workshop saga. He is the de-facto leader of the team, and a minion of Poken, who is, himself, a minion of Karaka.In addition, Reflejo wears a metal mask that conceals his whole face.
Super Mode: By harnessing the power of the fragment of Poken's shadow that he possesses, he's able to temporarily become as strong as a B-Rank Regular.
The Unchosen One: And he's not happy about it. He's been through hell, he's strong, he's loyal and yet it's Viole who gets treated as a god by FUG; Viole who is actually Reflejo's superior; Viole who becomes the master of the Thorn, the ultimate weapon, Viole who gets rescued by all his friends while Reflejo's left to die, Viole, Viole, VIOLE!!!
A mysterious regular who believes that he has been tasked with an important mission to save someone named "Emile" from the clutches of Workshop. He wears goggles and a hoodie, that conceals most of his features.
An E-Rank, Light-Bearer, Regular, and the leader of the Mad Dog team that participated in the Workshop Battle. Ron, and the team, turn out to be affiliated with FUG in order to take the Slayer Candidate role away from Viole.
Beneath the Mask: Bright and cheery on the outside, devious and sinister on the inside.
Blade on a Stick: Appears to be her weapon of choice. Whether or not it's actually a staff is up for debate.
An E-rank Regular, and member of the Mad Dog team. Considered to be a "perfect warrior" as one of Baylord Yama's blood-fusion powered pit bulls, Varagarv became renowned as the strongest E-Rank regular as he moved up the Tower. He joins in on the Workshop Battle for a battle-of-the-strongest against FUG's Slayer Candidate, Viole. However, that turns out to be a ploy as the Mad Dog team had actually been working for FUG the entire time.The team is named after him; being known as the "Mad Dog" of Yama.
Badass: Deemed to be the strongest E-Ranker, and was powerful enough to overpower Androssi if it wasn't for Hatsu intervening.
Challenge Seeker: Enters the Workshop Battle to battle Viole for a match between the strongest E-Rankers. Turns out to be a ruse.
The Dreaded: Feared as the strongest current E-rank, and as a minion of Baylord Yama.
Evil All Along: Was said to have broken away from FUG when he actually is still a member of FUG.
A Regular similar to Horyang, and Cassano, who had been turned into an experimental Living Weapon. Beta has lived on the ship that houses the Workshop Battle almost his whole life.Out of jealousy, he joins forces with FUG to stop Viole from rejoining with his original friends from the entrance levels.
Dark and Troubled Past: Not only he is a Living Weapon experiment, he was forced to kill his friends during said experiments.
Green-Eyed Monster: Beta. The reason he joins FUG to destroy Baam is because he's jealous that his target, Baam, has friends and is trying to reunite with them, while he had to kill his own friends in the past as part of being a living weapon, claiming that his target should suffer the same pain as he did.
Regulars that were introduced after the Workshop Battle. So far, the Regulars introduced here are those that hope to board the Hell Train to bypass several levels of the Tower.
A D-rank Regular who serves as a shinsu martial arts teacher for Hanool and Felix. Boro agrees to become part of Baam's new Hell Train team after getting word that a group led by Rachel is planning to slaughter everyone who will board the train.
Badass: His introduction shows off his abilities as he kills off a ticket hunter.
Ill Girl: Her constitution doesn't appear to be that high, and had to be carried around by Hanool for a brief time.
Knife Nut: Choice of weapon appears to be a knife.
Lady Looks Like a Dude: Due to a masculine look, and lack of any noticeable features, a lot of readers thought Felix was a man at first glance until the author started referencing Felix as a woman. It was also during this time that Siu started drawing Felix with more "womanly" quirks.
A D-rank, light-bearer, Regular who dreams to follow in Yura Ha's footsteps to become an idol singer. Introduced working as a train crewmen, she gets caught up in a scuffle over Hell Train tickets, and winds up as one of Baam's teammates to board the Hell Train.
A popular D-Rank Regular of the Ha family who performs concerts as an idol singer. She appears to have some kind of connection with Baam, and decides to attempt to board the Hell Train to seek him out.
Satellite Character: He was basically in the story just to show off Boro's strength to the reader.
We Hardly Knew Ye: He gets killed off rather quickly despite the hype of being a deadly hunter.
Rankers are people who have already climbed the tower ( or rather, to the 134th floor), and are further split between normal Rankers and High Rankers, who achieved a high position even among them. In short, they are all pretty badass. Following tropes go for each one of them:
The Ageless: Climbing The Tower gives them eternal youth (with the exception of Hendo family - they are... special)
This immortality is a specific reward for passing a floor near the very end, so some very high Regulars also fit in with this.
Bunny-Ears Lawyer: All of them are kinda odd compared to the more normal regulars, but as individual rankers they get focus it's shown to be more of a coping mechanism to deal with the trauma of climbing the Tower.
Knight in Sour Armor: All of them that aren't outright evil are pretty world weary with the current system. This is because, to climb the tower, they had to abandon friendships and betray people for personal advancement. Some are particularly bitter that they stop climbing at floor 134.
Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: While Yuri isn't as big as other examples, Evan is one of the smallest people to have appeared.
Ranker and exam supervisor, he takes care of the regulars on the second floor. He also trains the Light Bearers, and Aguero confides in him. After the events of the Submerged Fish Hunt, he quits and goes to meet the Wolhaiksong on the 77th floor.
Neutral No Longer: When he quits his Test Administrator position to enter Wolhaiksong.
Nice Guy: Of all the Rankers, he is the most decent. Except for that one time he made clear that "those who are not worthy, should FUCK OFF!" (And even that can be seen as him being nice, since he's trying to save their lives.)
Cute but serious, the Administrator of the 20th Floor Test. He oversaw the Survival Round, the "World's Strongest Regular" challenge, and created the Untrustworthy Room test for Viole. He has a "I do what I want type of attitude."
Badass Adorable: Weird but fun and cute character design? Check. Incredibly powerful and awesome? Check.
Baseball Episode: His fight with Viole including 2 giant pitching gloves, attacks like strait ball and pitch change up, even the untrustworthy room test for Viole is baseball themed.
Innocent Innuendo: Due to a mistaken translation, Quant became his widely accepted English name. However SIU later showed his actual english name in a character profile later, meaning he's unfortunately named Qunt. Due to this being a somewhat offensive term (and fan inertia), the fan translators have continued to use Quant.
Smarter Than You Look: Koon and Leesoo express surprise over Quant's perceptive judgments, having mistaken the latter being blinded by his hot temper or emotional immaturity for a lack of intelligence.
Introduced as Yuga, he seems to have taken that Wave Controller Instructor's guise (a sheeplike, horned costume that you wear like a ghost costume of bed sheets and a smile that looks like mustard on rice).He has multiple animals stored inside his body/suit and has the ability to control these animals, especially aquatic ones, like the Bull. Moreover, the youngest/newest member of the RED.
Badass Boast: His entire confrontation with Yu Han-Sung boils down to that.
Bald of Evil: From what we've seen of his actual face he appears to be this.
The Test Administrator of the Floor of Test, second in command of Evankhell. He is a genius in many ways, looks like a very attractive woman and is known among the Regulars for two things: His devious, scheming personality and his complete and utter addiction to instant coffee.He really likes any kind of instant food. Oh, and he is secretly a mole for FUG.
Cynicism Catalyst: He loved a girl who was taken by the Ha family as a slave... and killed an entire branch of the family in revenge. Unfortunately, she died in the process. It's implied that he sees something of her in Viole, and that she was his reason for joining FUG.
The Test Administrator of the 21st Floor. His test for Viole, and company, is to kill Urek Mazino for stealing the Zygaena flowers. Noma is actually trying to get rid of him for getting in the way of his black market business, which is to sell off the rare jewels inside the Zygaena flowers.
A defector of the Koon family, Hachuling is a member of Wolhaiksong. He was one of the Rankers accompanying Yuri and Evan, and is currently overseeing the task he was originally assigned by Yuje that he eventually passed onto Ro and Quant.
Black Sheep: Rejects his family for an separatist group feared by the Ruling Class.
Con Man: He's a Koon, after all. Unlike his Serious Business younger brother, however, he does it to simply relieve his boredom or amuse himself.
Geek: Hardcore gamer to the extent he ended up setting up an arcade for fun on the 77th floor, which, due to its location, sees very little customers.
Gentleman Snarker: He's got brains, privilege, connections, and plenty of laziness to shift "tedious" tasks onto others.
Playful Hacker: Though a Scout, he is perfectly capable of hacking into Lighthouses.
Shout-Out: To Star Wars when he surprises Quant with the Death Star he built.
Grace Mirchea Luslec
Feared as the absolute darkness of the Tower, he is the head of the religious sect and criminal order FUG, which opposes Zahard and at one point took in Baam. What Grace looks like is currently a mystery.
The director of the Floor of Test. Very strict and very tall, Evankhell has agreed to a complex testing system of the second floor for reasons unknown. We never get to see Evankhell in the flesh.
The Dreaded: Everyone speaks in an at least very respectful tone about him, and everyone fears what might happen if he finds out how screwy things went.
The Ghost: Only descriptions from Rankers allude to his history. He's on "vacation" for the entire 1st Season.
Really, it was the only way for the plot to happen. If he was there half of the Events would not have been able to occur.
People who entered the tower uninvited and by their own strength, which means they are some of the strongest and most terrifying creatures in the whole Tower. Most of them are Shrouded in Myth, and rumors about them never give much away except that they are pretty dangerous. It's worth noting as well that there are some (Zahard and the Heads of the 10 families) who would be considered Irregulars under the current system as well, but since they predated it, they don't count.
Twenty-Fifth Baam a.k.a. Jyu Viole Grace
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See Main and Core Characters.
Rank: 1The first Irregular (discounting Zahard himself, who technically entered as an Irregular but predates the Irregular / Regular system), a being mostly referred to as monster who brought chaos to the Tower under Zahard. He is an Exis, a mythical, godlike being.
The Dreaded: He, along with Enryu created the prejudice against the Irregulars.
The Ghost: We get a brieft glance of his shadow, or his hair, or weapon, or clothes. Really we don't know.
One-Man Army: Any of the highest rankers qualifies as this, but Phantaminum explicitly stormed the most fortified and powerful fortress in the world, which was guarded by the most powerful people in the world, all on his own.
Outside-Context Villain: From the perspective of the rest of the tower. He appeared from nowhere using a type of weapon none of them had ever seen before, completely slaughtered their strongest champions for reasons nobody understands, then vanished just as mysteriously.
Storming the Castle: Attacked the fortress of the king (where nearly all the strongest Rankers in the world were) singlehandedly. And before he decided to stop (for unknown reasons), he was winning. Easily.
Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny: He and Phantaminum have never met and have nothing to do with each other, but since they're the first and second-strongest Rankers who ever lived, fans of each within the tower constantly speculate about who would win in a fight.
Rank: 4Urek is an Irregular that came after Phantaminum (possibly tracking down Phantaminum) and climbed the Tower in just 50 years. Urek is currently the 4th strongest and the strongest active ranker (with Phantaminum and Enryu's whereabouts unknown and Zahard in hibernation). Also, he founded a group called the Wolhaiksong or Winged Tree, which has become strong enough to rival the 10 Great Families in influence and strength. He also happens to be on good terms with Yuri Zahard.In a stroke of luck, Urek, while attempting to steal the Zygaena flowers, runs into Viole during the latter's 21st Floor Test; Viole being ordered to kill him to complete the administrator's task.
The Dreaded: Inverted, despite being considered the most powerful currently-active ranker, he is treated as a joke. See below.
In-Series Nickname: Ray Barakuda. And because they never live it down, the Winged Tree Organization still calls him Urek Loser-no, Loser-rek Mazino, U-Loser Mental Mazino-seon ever since he got owned by the deputy head of the Ranking Office.
At the top of the Ruling Class are Zahard and the 10 Great Warriors, who conquered the Tower and gained control of the first 134 floors from the Guardians. Not native to the Tower, they are technically Irregulars, and yet not considered as such. Zahard went on to establish the Zahard Family, who are considered royalty, and the 10 Great Warriors founded the 10 Great Families, who are akin to aristocracy in the Tower; all of their descendants benefit from the contracts they've secured with the Guardians. All of them are High Rankers, and though inactive, they are central to the main story. Following tropes go for each one of them:
The Ageless: Climbing The Tower gives them eternal youth, with the exception of Hendo.
Complete Immortality: With the exception of Hendo Lok Bloodmadder, who struck a special deal, all of them have been granted immortality by the Guardians.
Nigh Invulnerable: Per their contracts with the Guardians, none of them can be harmed by inhabitants of the Tower. (FUG is busy looking for a loophole.)
Rank: 3Technically not a Ranker anymore, but he was the first to reach the top Except the 'top', where one gets his position as a Ranker, is simply floor 134 - the highest level anybody has completed, and where Zahard, for unknown reasons, stopped his ascent. There are confirmed to be more floors above 134 and is now the Tower's ruler. He can grant others a vast amount of powers through his blood, as seen with Zahard's Princesses, outstanding female regulars, mostly from the 10 families, who get selected and adopted after a certain test. He is currently the third strongest in the tower.
Rank: 5One of the warriors who accompanied Zahard during his conquest of the Tower, and founder of the noble Arie family, the strongest family in the Tower. His Soubriquet White Sword refers to the White Oar, his sword that doesn't get hindered by dense Shinsoo.
Always Someone Better: Urek Mazino. Despite having a similiar ranking (4th and 5th) the power gap seems to be huge.
Mysterious Benefactor: He foils the Workshop organizers' attempt to seize Baam (a.k.a., the Thorn) and allows Team Tangsooyook to officially win the Workshop Tournament.
Zahard's Daughters or rather, Zahard's Princesses are adopted females that have, through arduous exams, proven themselves worthy of receiving Zahard's blood, giving them more power. They represent Zahard. They are the only one's allowed to carry the name of Zahard, as he has no children of his ownnote though there is the rumored Prince of Zahard. Androssi can be found in the Regulars folder.Following tropes go for each one of them:
The first Princess to be introduced, she plants her foot in Baam's face and then lends him her powerful weapon because she felt the test was unfair and she was bored. Breaking the rules and following her own agenda is pretty much the standard for her. She's on good terms with most people she knows and socializes pretty easy. She drags Evan all over the Tower.
Expy: So...a beautiful woman primarily associated with the colors red and black, who is quite skilled at mystical martial arts, initially acts rough to the protagonist, but actually has a soft spot for him and helps kickstart him on a journey he otherwise wouldn't survive. She is also accompanied by a silver-haired Servile Snarker who may or may not have more to him than meets the eye. Everyone, meet Rin!
Rebel Leader: Though she still plays by the rules, superficially at least, she's also was present for the founding of the Wingtree organization and seems to have supported Anak's mother in her decision to marry.
Tsundere: Shows signs of Type A in a flashback, wherein she spends most of it bemoaning her marriage and insulting her husband, but it's fairly obvious she loves the man. Anak states the only bad thing that ever happened to her mother was his death.
Koon Maschenny Zahard
Another Half-sister of Koon Aguero Agnis. She is the owner of one of the 13 Months, Yellow May and a very haughty, abrasive person. For that reason, she butts heads with Yuri quite often. At least knows some powerful Shinsoo techniques, which have been demonstrated by Koon Ran in the story.
Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Extremely haughty, and has the balls to demand that Yuri hand over the Black March because she was, 'only a novice.'
Koon Aguero's younger half-sister, who due to his scheming, became a princess candidate or princess, at the cost of his family branche's position. He found that the result left a big hole, even though he did it with the best intentions. He regarded her a pure being untainted by the intrigues in the noble families.
The Hikkikomori Princess. Locked up in her Lighthouse, constantly over-seeing the flow of information of the tower. Yuri believes she is the only one who could find Baam, and she is apparently the only one who knows of the Prince of Zahard. As she had not climbed the Tower, she is not Ranker and has no rank.
Hikkikomori: A shut-in in her giant castle with a giant Lighthouse.
Beings that lived in the Tower long before it had been populated by Zahard and other races. Each Guardian is a supreme ruler of his own floor, and merely accepts the Rankers and Proctors as people doing their work for them. They are the ones who allow people to use Shinsoo on their floor.Following tropes go for each one of them:
A very freaky rabbit humanoid who is the guardian of the first floor. His job is the selection of Regulars, and introducing them to the rules of the tower as well as providing pockets. Which he didn't do with Baam. He doesn't like intruders, to say the least.
Blue and Orange Morality: Nobody quite knows what his alignment, motivation or goals are. But, they more than likely wind up in this territory, given the tests he doles out as part of his job. He has laws... Good luck working them out, though. They seem to shift. Or, are just that convoluted it looks that way.
The Chessmaster: The number of balls he juggles just the first time you meet him? Yup.
Great Gazoo: Particularly on his own floor. This probably goes for all Guardians to a varying degree, depending on their individual personalities and preferences.
Hair-Raising Hare: If you fail the test, fail to match up to expectations or just... tickle his funny bone, he suddenly morphs to this, rather than the Bunnies for Cuteness you might, at first, mistake him to be. If he didn't shoot here directly for you at first glance, that is. That uniquesmile of his really helps.
A series of Empathic Weapons forged by a master blacksmith, given to a chosen Princesses of Zahard. They can range from Cool Swords to Improbable Weapons, but all are very powerful. All of the weapons share the following traits:
Battle Aura: Wielders of a weapon can sense the aura of another 13 Series weapon if they are used in the general area.
Sealed Badass in a Can: Every weapon has a soul sealed within them, and if it allows the user to do so, all of the weapons are extremely powerful when ignited.
Talking Weapon: Weapons are capable of communicating with their users, if they so choose.
Theme Naming: All of them are named in Korean in the general format 'Color Number Moon' (with Black March being 'Black Third Moon', White February being 'White Second Moon'). Although they are named in Korean through the Lunar Calendar, this is translated to English using conventional Calendar Months (with Undecimber being the 13th).
Currently carried by An Zahard.
Granted to an unknown Princess who was killed by Eurasia Enne Zahard when she went berserk. Currently in the possession of Zahard himself.
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Originally given to Yuri Zahard, it changed owners when she decided to help Baam with his first test. It is a sleek black needle (a stabbing tool) with a self-confident, hedonistic attitude. She did not even talk to Yuri because they were alike, but heeds Baam's call, because he is cutenote yes, this pisses Yuri off quite a bit. Later, she is taken by Anak as a wager and used by Androssi in the fight against Ren. Yuri interferes said fight, drives Ren away and takes back Black March.
Anak's sword -Actually her mother's- which is more a green hook that expands and can split into several hooks at the hilt. It is never seen talking, but it seems to be insane and/or blood thirsty. Yuri takes it away from her near the end of season 1
Too Awesome to Use: Is the only item of the 13 Series that has never been given to a Princess.
A huge, mysterious hulking monster of unknown origin; he kept Rak in check during the Crown Game, immediately passed the Spear Bearer's exam, and slaughtered everybody except Rachel and Androssi in the preliminaries. He may or may not be an Irregular, whether the comments about the Irregular in his team applied to him or Rachel is unclear as of now. He was 'prepared' by Headon to assist Rachel, according to Yu Han-Sung, although what that means - whether he's actually taking the test, or, for that matter, whether he's actually alive - is unknown.
The hosts of the Workshop Battle. They are also researchers for Workshop, and help in the development for rewards for the Regulars who participate such as the "White Heavenly Mirror" and "Blood Tamara" items.
As of chapter 99 of season 2, she has confirmed that all of her affection was real. She then begs Lero Ro to protect Horyan, Casano, Beta and even Viole from all those who would seek to manipulate and use them for their own gain.
Well-Intentioned Extremist: She became a researcher in order to find a way to grant power to the abandoned and enslaved children taken in by the Workshop, so that no one would be able to hurt them anymore, believing that some sacrifices would be needed. Her hopes rode on Horyang and Casano. It wasn't until Viole spoke with her that she finally realizes that what made Horyang and Casano happy wasn't being given power, but her affection.
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A popular chat program in the Tower, introduced in the 21st floor. She can be asked questions, and she'll answer them correctly. She's actually an experimental product of the Workshop scientists, and although she knows the answers to everything, she needs to be fed information first.
Dead All Along: She was a Living Ignition Weapon like her fellow subjects Beta and Horyang, but she was melted down with a solvent to become a component in a future weapon. Emily herself still thinks she's a person living in a tank to cope with the trauma.
Living MacGuffin: A lot of people in the Workshop Battle tried to meet her. The living part is gone though; by the end, FUG steals her as a weapon and to gather information.
The Omniscient: Ask her a question, and she'll give you the right answer. Although in some cases the answers need to be fed to her first.