Tower of God
possesses a vast array of unique characters, and here's the place to look them up.
Characters in Tower of God are categorized into two general groups, "Regulars" who were chosen by Headon and are currently climbed the Tower, and "Rankers"
who have made it to the "top" of the Tower. The latter group contains a sub-category of "High Rankers"
which consist of those who are considered the the most powerful individuals in the tower, and consist of only 1% of the current number of Rankers. Exceptions to this consists of the Guardians
, and the occasional Irregular
Among these two groups are numerous factions, the most prominent being the Zahard Kingdom
, consisting of those loyal to Zahard
and the 10 Family Heads
who first reached the top of the Tower. Notable sub-groups within the Empire are RED, the Royal Enforcement Division
, the Zahard Princesses
, and The Three Lords.
Opposing the Zahard Royalty are two other factions, Wolhaiksong
, with the two factions at odds with each other despite their mutual goals.
Founded by Urek Mazino and his friend Baek Ryun, Wolhaiksong is an organization created out of the desire to find a way to break out of the tower, while not much is known about the organization, it appears as though they have a large amount of supporters to the point where the rulers of the tower have grown cautious of them. They are technically not antagonistic against the Zahard kingdom, however their goal inherently clashes with the laws that were instated by Zahard, thus making them come at odds. Considered more of a social club rather than an actual organization.
FUG on the other hand makes no attempt to hide the fact that they fight against the Zahard kingdom. Founded by Grace Mirchea Lulsec, the so called "Absolute Darkness" of the tower, motivated by the explicit goal of killing Zahard and the heads of the 10 families. Lead by a group of elders and the Slayers, FUG is infamous for their extremist methods and their wide spread reach within the tower. Their followers border on the fanatical, to the point of worshiping the Slayers, the individuals deemed powerful enough to kill Zahard, as gods.
The majority of the characters in this list hold a place in one or more of these groups, though there are plenty individuals who are considered exceptions to this rule.This page may contain unmarked spoilers. You have been warned.
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25th Baam / Jyu Viole Grace
CLICK FOR SEASON 2 APPEARANCE
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.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Baam's a nice guy... just don't hurt his friends.
- 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.
- Chick Magnet: Yuri, Black March and Yeon are confirmed, along with Androssi who gets a lot of Ship Tease.
- 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.
- Chronic Hero Syndrome: Baam is very nice guy, even if you are a stranger.
- Expy: He looks like Ganta Igarashi and Yukiteru Amano. Has none of eithers initial wimpiness.
- Friendless Background: Had absolutely no human contact until he met Rachel.
- The Gift: Being an Irregular, controlling Shinsoo almost instantly.
- Guile Hero: Baam is definitely not stupid.
- The Heart: One of the few idealists in the tower, and the most dedicated of the cast to keeping everyone alive.
- Heroic Neutral: All Baam ever wants is to be left alone with his friends; he couldn't care less about Tower politics.
- Immune to Fate: His status as an irregular makes it so that Guides are unable to predict what he will do, or what changes he can bring.
- In-Series Nickname: Called "Black Turtle" by Rak.
- 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.
- Naïve Newcomer: Starts as this. It doesn’t last.
- No Sell: He's virtually immune to most Shinsoo attacks and Shinsoo in general. Only extremely powerful ones are capable of harming him.
- The Paralyzer: Quant briefly teaches him this in Season 1, and it becomes Baam's first example of Power Copying.
- 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 relieved when he doesn't have to) and later on, he mops the floor with everyone.
- Temporal Theme Naming / You Are Number Six: His name means literally "The 25th Night".
- 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
Koon Aguero Agnis
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.
- Anti-Hero: He is extremely ruthless at times.
- Batman Gambit: He is a master at this.
- Badass Bookworm: Don't let his small frame and lightbearer status deceive you, this guy knows how to fight.
- Brother-Sister Incest: People say that he and his half-sister Maria were lovers.
- Combat Pragmatist: Just because he is a lightbearer don't assume he is useless in close combat.
- Deuteragonist: The story focuses heavily on Baam, however when it isn't the perspective usually shifts to Koon's.
- Insufferable Genius: Subverted. He has quite a big ego, but is a surprisingly decent guy.
- Journey to Find Oneself: Why he started his journey up the Tower in the first place, and why he was drawn to Baam.
- Flash Step: Shown using it during The Crown Game.
- Fragile Speedster: When forced to fight.
- Guile Hero: He is extremely skilled at manipulating others. He even manages to outsmart a ranker during Act 1!
- Knife Nut: His Weapon of Choice
- Knows A Guy Who Knows A Guy: Despite his sudden exit from the Koon family he has managed to maintain a good relationship with an unknown member of the family who holds a lot of power.
- 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.
- Manipulative Bastard: He is extremely skilled at manipulating others.
- Mission Control: He is a lightbearer.
- 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.
- Smug Snake
- Swiss Army Weapon: Manbarondenna.
- The Strategist: In the Submerged Fish Test.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: White, with a blue tint.
CLICK FOR MINIATURE RAK
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.
- Awesome McCoolname: Wraithraiser. Or Wreckraiser, depending on translation.
- The Big Guy: Second biggest of the Act 1 cast (after Akryung) with physical strength to match.
- Bad Ass: Bitch please. This is Rak Wraithraiser.
- Badass Boast: "A game without me... Is a game not worth winning!"
- Blade on a Stick: Fights with a spear.
- Blood Knight: His sole reason for entering the tower is to find interesting people to fight.
- Boisterous Bruiser: He is Bad Ass and wants you to know it.
- Bruiser with a Soft Center: Although he comes off as a Blood Knight at first, he's actually one of the more compassionate people in the cast.
- Especially when he meets up with Koon in part 2.
- 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.
- Cry Cute: No, we're not lying.
- Determinator: Doesn't care about what is in the way or if he says he can't come back yet, Rak will bring Baam back.
- Egomaniac Hunter: Claims he doesn't care about climbing the Tower in the first season, he only wants to hunt the strong.
- The Fettered: His principles and integrity are pure.
- 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.
- The Hunter: Of the strong.
- Hunting the Most Dangerous Game
- In-Series Nickname: Gator.
- Large Ham: All over the place, but especially here:
"OF COURSE! A GAME WITHOUT ME IS A GAME NOT WORTH WINNING!"
- Names to Run Away From Really Fast: Wraithraiser.
- The Nicknamer: Tends to call people "turtles". The Zahard princesses are exceptions: Anak is "pesky lizard" and Androssi is "ghostly eyeballs".
- Paper-Thin Disguise: During the Workshop Battle, he stays in chibi form, wears a cloak and a bird mask, and takes an alias. Baam isn't fooled.
- Only One Name: Rak is the only part of his name given, Wraithraiser is actually the name of his entire race.
- SizeShifter: He eventually gains space compression permits that let him reduce his scale to avoid causing problems in the tower.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Is it Wraithraiser or Wreckraiser or Lekreisher?
- Apparently, it is actually Lacration. A lot of people pointed out that this sounds like Lactation.
- Super-Deformed: When chibified by Yu Han Sung.
- He has learned to do the trick himself by the Second Season by obtaining Compression Permit from the Tower's Guardians; all the better to stalk sneaky turtles....
- Tender Tears: Cries when he meets up with Baam again in Volume 2, having thought up until than his favorite turtle was dead.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Loves bananas, for some reason. Apparently likes them a lot but has a lot of difficulty peeling them.
- Tsundere: Oh deliciously for his prey.
"Without this weapon, you have no purpose! Of course I didn't get this because I cared about you or anything!"
- Verbal Tic: You damn Turtles! Turtles, I say!
- Vitriolic Best Buddies: With Aguero.
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.
- Curtains Match the Window: Yellow hair, yellow eyes.
- Damsel in Distress: After getting stabbed by Ho. However, she’s faking it.
- Ill Girl: She loses the use of her legs after Ho stabs her. However, she’s faking it and fools almost nobody; the doctor who examined her said there was no lasting damage.
- Meaningful Name: According to the author's blog, her name was chosen because "In Sherlock Holmes, there is a reference to the word Rache(Rah-he) that means revenge in German."
- Non P.O.V. Protagonist: For a character who's almost hardly on screen, she provides a lot of fuel for the story and through a great deal of the main cast.
- Ridiculously Average Guy: Except for being able to use and endure Shinsoo
like everybody else.
- According to Word of God, she is indeed an Irregular like Baam, which means she might have abilities we haven't seen... but if so, there's been no hint of them beyond that.
- Secret Identity: Goes under the name of Michelle Light for a while.
- 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.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Attempts to kill Baam by pushing him into dark waters to be eaten, and has continued keeping up the act of being a helpless damsel in front of Aguero for the past five years. And he knew, and she knew he knew; she was only keeping up the act so he wouldn't know she knew he knew and so when the time came she could stab him in the back first.
- 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.
- Curtains Match the Window: The colour is brown.
- Death Glare: When Ren taunts her with her mother's amulet.
- Disappeared Dad: A driving force of her quest is getting revenge for 'The death of that Chicken-Pie cook', her unnamed father.
- Does Not Like Shoes: Always seen barefoot.
- Fatal Flaw: Pride.
- Improbable Weapon User: Green April before Yuri takes it from her. It is a hook.
- BFS: Her new weapon after Yuri takes the Green April is an enormous sword, at least being 15 feet long.]] Justified because Anak is used to the Green April's Ignition, which is even larger.
- Legacy Character: She's actually the daughter of the original Anak Zahard.
- Lightning Bruiser: Agile enough to fight evenly with Ran and strong enough to disable Novick in one shot.
- Little Miss Badass: Despite looking like 10 year old, she is one of the top 5 rank E regulars (as of act 2).
- Lizard Folk: Appears to be from her mother's side, though this is an assumption since her father was never shown.
- 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.
- Odd Friendship: With Androssi.
- Older Than They Look: About 300 when act 1 starts.
- Pride: Her Fatal Flaw. Which is mercilessly exploited by Ran.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: According to wiki, 154cm. Able to throw a spear with enough force to punch a hole in a building.
- The Rival: To Ran.
- 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.
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.
- Absurdly Sharp Blade: He uses Shinsoo manipulation to turn his swords into these.
- 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.
- Curtains Match the Window: His colour is black.
- Dual Wielding: The Sword That Flies Higher Than Any. The Sword That Flies Lower Than Any.
- Fantasy Counterpart Culture: His clothing, his name, his physical characteristics, his weapons and his mentality are very Japanese.
- Flying Weapon: He uses a flying sword as one of his weapons on the second floor, although he seems to have lost it later on.
- Fragile Speedster
- Heroic Sacrifice: Attempts a non-lethal one during the second floor test to stop Quant from pursuing the rest of the team.
- Improbable Weapon User: It doesn't matter if it's a sword or a random pipe he picked up. If it is in his hands it WILL cut you.
- Ronin: Though probably a Korean version of a masterless Samurai.
- Samurai: More of a Ronin, but still.
- Pragmatic Hero: His sense of fairness is very flexible in certain situations.
- Shrouded in Myth: Mild one. Five years after his debut in The Tower, beating "that Hatsu guy" seems to be a major accomplishment.
- The Quiet One: Does not speak much.
- Weak, but Skilled: Compared to powerhouses like the Zahard Princesses and Viole.
- The Worf Effect: Beaten off screen by the Devil of the Right Hand just to show how tough this devil really is.
- Wrecked Weapon: He loses his weapon during the fight with Cassano.
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.
- Action Survivor
- Art Evolution: In Season 2, he's drawn in a more realistic and gritty style to signify he's Taken A Level In Badass.
- 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.
- Butt Monkey
- Curtains Match the Window: Brown.
- 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.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Tries to pull a non-lethal one on Quant.
- 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.
- The Smart Guy: Along with Aguero, forms the strategical team.
- The Strategist: After the timeskip, he serves this role for his team.
- Team Mom: A gender-flipped example.
- The Unchosen One: His inability to walk through the Shinsoo barrier made him doomed to fail in the eyes of the Ranker in charge of the test, so he "Choose himself" and pushed his way through.
A branch member of the great Eurasia family, who runs a round with a blanket and pillow to sleep where ever he can. In Season 2 he is traveling with Ship Leesoo's team.
- Brilliant but Lazy: He's one of the most powerful of the Regulars in the first chapter, but usually prefers to just curl up in his blanket and fall asleep.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Kicks ass when he stops sleeping on the battle field.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: As seen in the Crown Game special test.
- Flight: Is able to levitate.
- Hidden Depths: Being one of the older members of the cast in the first season, and being from one of the 10 great families means he's way savvier than he lets on.
- It Runs in the Family: From a branch member of the Eurasia family, which is notorious for their laziness.
- Older Than They Look: Word of God says he is in his 130s.
- Punch Clock Hero: Works for his team only when forced to.
- Pure Energy: Is able to create blasts of Shinsoo.
- 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.
- Affectionate Nickname: Calls Baam "My God" despite knowing how much it irks him (Uses informal language when saying it in contrast to other characters who use respectful wording, so it comes across more like a nickname than a sign of devotion), has also referred to him as "My Stupid God".
- Ambiguous Gender: In her first appearance a lot of readers couldn't tell whether or not she was a girl due to the leotard and because her chest size wasn't very obvious at the time. Also occurred during the period when she was dressed as Yuto.
- Art Evolution: Had much brighter hair and less detailed eyes during the first season, as well as relatively plain clothing. As of season 2 her hair is much darker, her eye is one of the most striking parts of her appearance, and she is given progressively fancier clothing to wear as time goes on.
- The Bartender: Had this look for the beginning of season 2 while under her cover in a karaoke bar.
- Berserk Button: Not very obvious at first glance, but it looks like doubting her skills as a guide is a quick way to piss her off. A more passive aggressive example than most due to her more subdued nature.
- Brutal Honesty: Tends to be very frank when speaking with others.
- Chekhov's Gunman: She first appears as a mysterious, strong regular who gets injured in the crown game. She is actually pretending to be an aspiring Regular, and is also a guide like Evan; in fact acting as Rachel's, and then Baam's guide.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: In the Crown Game, she sweeps the floor with everybody except Androssi.
- Damsel in Distress: Is used as a hostage to prevent Baam during a battle to limit his ability to fight back.
- Deadpan Snarker: Always speaks in a neutral tone even when dishing out the snark.
- Elegant Gothic Lolita: A lot of her outfits give off this feel.
- Enigmatic Minion: She's a FUG member, and yet she occasionally goes out of her way to help other regulars for no reason. No wonder some of her colleagues are wary of her.
- Noticeably, when Baam asks her why she's siding with FUG, she ducks the question by giving a general answer about why other people would do so instead.
- Eyepatch of Power: After her eye got cut by Baam.
- Side materials claim that she is actually really fond of it, and likes herself better with the eye-patch on.
- Eye Scream: There's one fairly graphic panel of Baam's power slashing across her eye; if you're reading quickly, it's easy to miss that the slash is shown cutting deeply into the eyeball.
- Fan Disservice: While in most cases seeing a character with her looks have her shirt wide open would be a nice dish of Fanservice, having it open due to her being beaten bloody by Reflejo as a "lesson" and propped up in a Crucified Hero Shot made it more disturbing than anything else.
- Fiery Redhead: Subverted. She is more a Cute Mute or The Stoic than fiery.
- The Gadfly: Subtle, but it's there. Has a habit of messing with people by showing off how much she knows without actually giving any real information, and from the looks of it she mostly does it just because it was funny.
- Guile Hero: Whether or not her intentions are on the good side of things has yet to be seen, her manipulative tendencies have shown up from time to time. Usually pushing a character in a personal dilemma into a direction that will lead to them to continue helping Baam.
- Witch Species: She is from the Red Witch clan, who are known for their bright red hair and being Guides.
- Jerk Ass: She has her share of sarcasm.
- Kuu Dere: Silent, but kind of adorable.
- Magic Staff / Simple Staff: Her Weapon of Choice, also counts as a Flying Weapon
- Mysterious Waif: Though her real age is unclear but basically irrelevant given Rankers are The Ageless.
- Though it should be noted that Word of God has not yet stated whether or not she is a Regular or a Ranker, her status is a bit ambiguous since Guides can travel to every floor without having to take the tests.
- Not So Different: States that she and Baam are alike but ignored his attempt at getting her to elaborate on what she meant.
- Oracular Urchin: Has shades of this, especially since she tends to be extremely cryptic with her advice as a guide and never lets anybody else in on her plans.
- 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.
- Precision F-Strike: Much to the Fandom's amusement and satisfaction, Hwa Ryun is the first character to outright refer to Rachel as a Bitch.
- Rapunzel Hair: Especially in season 2.
- Samus is a Girl: She somehow manages to do this TWICE.
- Sarcastic Devotee: Snarks every once and a while, mostly to Baam when the two share a conversation. Always willing to aid him, but never divulging the reasons for why.
- Seers: An odd example of this since it appears to be a somewhat limited example. Rather than predicting the future (though it is mentioned that Guides are capable of this occasionally) she is able to see the best method for a person to complete something, and the "path" they must take to get what they want.
- Ship Tease: Less obvious than the other examples in the series, but it has been noted that when she was talking about him becoming worthy of being her God as well as a man, the wording was a bit ambiguous as to whether or not she was commenting on his growth, or hitting on him by calling him her man.
- 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.
- The Worf Effect: Though she doesn't have many combat appearances, it was still surprising to see someone who dominated a team of regulars in a matter of seconds be beaten soundly, along with Horyang and Novick, in order to show how strong Reflejo and Cassano were. Though somewhat justified by the fact that Word of God claims Guides have relatively low battle skills.
- World's Most Beautiful Woman: Word of God says she is the prettiest of the Part 1 regulars, and that it is a plot point. Also, the sheer amount of fanart dedicated to her is staggering.
Will do anything to reach the top for his "important" goal. He matches his opinion always to the majority and acts more like you would expect people in a survival game to act.
A muscled man with devil wing who was said to have attacked anybody he could in the preliminaries, insinuating that he might be an incredibly dangerous fellow. His spear throwing is on par with Rak's.
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.
A Regular who uses a sniper rifle as his weapon. He is the other Light Bearer other than Rachel and Aguero who passed the 2nd floor.
A knight-like Regular who appeared with Nare. He is a Fisherman.
An Anima who swoons over Hong Chunhwa and is in it for the money.
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.
A Regular that was assigned as a Spear Bearer. Mauchi mostly followed after Parakewl, but failed to pass the Hide-And-Seek test.
A Regular that was assigned as a Scout. Despite a strong showing initially, she fails to pass the Hide-And-Seek test.
- Badass: Shows off her skills in the first test of the second-floor by defeating everyone she ran into.
- The Worf Effect: How Parakewl and Mauchi were able to capture her during the Hide-And-Seek test is anyone's guess.
- Heartbroken Badass: By the end of Hide-And-Seek test, it's quite clear that her Dark and Troubled Past catches up to her, and she can't handle the idea of killing others as she moves up the tower; Ho's death being the tipping point where she finally decides to call it quits.
- Character Development: By the end of the Hide-And-Seek test, she resolves to take life more seriously.
- Dark and Troubled Past: She was the sole survivor in her thievery group on a Ranker's caravan before entering the Tower.
- Fragile Speedster: Defined specifically as a thief.
- Knife Nut: Her Weapon of Choice.
- Ms. Fanservice: Quite rare for the series, but it's there for Serena.
- Smurfette Principle: The woman of Laure, and Ho's, group during the Crown Game.
A Regular that was assigned as a Fisherman. Due to the injures he endured in the Hide-And-Seek test, he was unable to ready himself in-time for the later tests.
- Casanova Wannabe: Attempts to flirt with Androssi to no avail. Doesn't help that he tried to butt in while she was talking with Baam.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Like Hong, he wasn't able to put up much of a fight against Androssi.
- Dirty Coward: Tried to screw Hong over in an attempt to run away from Androssi, and pulls this stunt again on Baam despite the latter trying to protect Des from Androssi's onslaught.
- Game-Breaking Injury: Couldn't heal his Hide-And-Seek injuries in time for the Position Test. He failed the 2nd Floor all-together because of it.
- Hostage Situation: Attempted this by taking Baam captive. Androssi wasn't phased in the least.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Androssi does a number on him.
- Weapon of Choice: A long black spear.
Regulars (20th Floor)
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.
The difference between those up there and me is the question of whether you have given up or not.
- First-Person Peripheral Narrator: Starts as this for Viole. Later develops into a Supporting Protagonist.
- Fragile Speedster: Is agile enough to dodge Viole's attacks for a while, but lacks power.
- Freak Out!: When Nia dies.
- Guile Hero
- Heroic Safe Mode: Immediately following his Freak Out!.
- Hidden Depths: He is both resourceful and determined.
- More notable is the fact that he knows a lot about the Zahard family and their contracts with the Guardians, information usually only known by members of the 10 Families.
- Homoerotic Subtext: His phone lists Nia as "My beloved Nia~♥♥"
- Granted, he's characterized as not knowing Nia was a guy at the time. SIU manages to fool even his own characters most of the time.
- Horned Humanoid: Has two small horns on the back of his neck.
- 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.
- Manly Tears: After Nia dies.
- Nice Guy: Seems to be a Jerk with a Heart of Gold at first, but quickly becomes this instead.
- 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.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Embarked on one after finding Nia dead. Ultimately subverted. Even though he wanted to kill Lurker, he couldn't bring himself to do it.
- Spanner in the Works: In the finale of Part 2, he manages not only to thwart Lurker's plans but also concludes a duel between Viole and Love.
- Throw Down the Bomblet: Uses bombs as his Weapon of Choice.
- 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.
A delivery boy who befriends Ja Wangnan.
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.
- Token Mini-Moe: Of all the character designs SIU has thought up, after 82 chapters and more than fifty characters, he has an adorable little girl.
Miseng's friend. An apparently reasonable woman with a mousy look.
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.
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.
- The Big Guy for season 2.
- Beware the Nice Ones: He is nicknamed "Teddy", and it fits. However, you don't want to get on his bad side, as he is both an extremely ferocious and skilled combatant.
- Beware the Quiet Ones: As above. He is usually calm and collected, but when he is forced to fight he shows just how capable he is.
- Brought Down to Normal: Cassano steals his demon half after the Workshop Battle, leaving him depowered and in coma.
- Bruiser with a Soft Center: Huge, dark and intimidating. Possibly the most good-natured person of his team after Baam.
- Gentle Giant: Though his gentleness has its limits.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: When going One-Winged Angel Seems he has these Peek-a-Bangs for a reason.
- I Am Not Left-Handed: When he decides to unleash his 'devil' mode.
- In-Series Nickname: Teddy.
- Kung-Fu Wizard: Mainly uses shinsoo enhancement to boost his fighting ability.
- Let's Get Dangerous: Nya's death and Wangnan's subsequent breakdown was too much for him.
- Lightning Bruiser: When using his winged-shoe mode.
- Mighty Glacier: When using his shield mode.
- One-Winged Angel: When he ignites his arm, which he rarely does in combat, it massively increases his power. He also literally has one wing.
- Peek-a-Bangs: Covering his left eye.
- Phlebotinum Rebel: How he got the devil.
- Playing with Syringes: His origin story. He was raised in a workshop lab where they experimented on him to make him a living ignition weapon.
- Pre-Asskicking One-Liner: "Friend. Have you seen the Devil?"
- Power Limiter: His bandages seem to be this.
- 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.
- The Stoic: Usually, extremely calm and collected.
- Superpowered Evil Side: Has one in the form of The Devil - a living ignition weapon inside him.
- The Quiet One: Does not waste words.
- Twice Shy: With Goseng.
A loan shark working for Lurker Cash.
The son of the president of the company Lurker Cash.
- Arc Villain: For the Untrustworthy Room game. Subverted, as he gets quickly ousted by Lurker and subsequently joins Team Tangsooyuk.
- Evil Is Petty
- 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.
- The numbers the Shinsoo test gave were actually his, unmodified. So the kid may actually be stronger than he looks despite his boastful attitude showing otherwise.
- Humble Pie
- Kick the Dog: Using Yeon to test if a drink was spiked. This bit him on the ass very quickly; see immediately below.
- Out-Gambitted: Lurker assumed that he would Kick the Dog and factored it into his plan.
- Pet the Dog: A minor one. He was absolutely furious when Rapdevil "died”, and seemed to take it personally.
- Small Name, Big Ego: At the beginning of Part 2 he thinks he can take on anyone. He is wrong.
- Smug Snake
- Spoiled Brat: His dad's a mob boss who cares for his son a lot.
- Unskilled, but Strong: He places 2nd in the World's Strongest Regular test. Rapdevil shows him that raw power isn't everything.
- Unwitting Pawn: To Lurker during the Untrustworthy Room arc.
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
A Regular who teamed up with Lurker
A fat elderly woman who takes kindly to Miseng because she wants to take advantage of her naivete.
Regulars (21st Floor - 30th Floor)
Regulars that were introduced between the 21st - 30th floors of the tower, including those that were introduced in the 30th floor's Workshop battle.
A Regular who was forcibly recruited into Aguero's new team. Due to his blazing speed, Edin acts as the scout for his comrades.
- A Day In The Lime Light: Knot of Wool or Competing Fences Arc
- Audience Surrogate: Type 2.
- Badass: His Defiant to the End speech against Rachel, knowing doing so would probably get him killed.
- Beady-Eyed Loser
- Butt Monkey: In the first few strips after his introduction he gets outgambitted, drugged, forcibly recruited, severely beaten and more than once humiliated.
- Curtains Match the Window: Black/brown.
- Defiant to the End: Nope Rachel, Edin doesn't want be your legs.
- 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.
- Fragile Speedster: Rumored to be faster than light, which is why Aguero wanted him.
- Ran even outright says that Dan is useless in a fight, but when it comes to speed, nobody can surpass him.
- Flash Step: During his first appearence, he was too fast even for Koon.
- Kick the Dog: Rachel attempted to cause him to hit a Despair Event Horizon by taking away his legs, for simply rejecting an offer to help her in the tower.
- My Greatest Failure: His abandoning his last team to die in a desperate fight.
- Oh, Crap: His reaction moments after accepting a duel with Novik. The rest of his team forfeited.
- Retired Badass: Stopped being a regular due to the 20th Floor Syndromenote
- Super Speed: Extremely fast.
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.
- Always Someone Better: His defeat at Viole's hands did a number on his pride, and his experiances with D-Rank Regulars doesn't seem to be helping much in this regard.
- Arch-Enemy: Considers Maschenny this, after fighting with her when he was younger and losing. Considers killing her as his final goal when he becomes a Ranker.
- 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.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: How he defeats Novick.
- On the receiving end with Novick, courtesy of Viole.
- Cute Bruiser
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: When he defeats Novick.
- 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.
- Pintsized Powerhouse
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red to Novick's blue, defying their color scheme.
- The Rival: To Anak.
- Shock and Awe: His Lightning Spear technique.
- Super Mode: Redan, which he activates by concentrating shinsoo into one baang then swallowing it. This greatly augments his fighting powers, but after 5 minutes, he will collapse.
- The Stoic
- The Worf Effect: Played up and shown to be an enormous badass only to make Viole's utter annihilation of him show how much stronger Viole is.
Spearbearer of Aguero's new team who wears a green jogging jacket, and a member of a famous branch of the Ha family, though he likes making up fake family names for laughs and wits.
Scout and information gatherer of Aguero's new team.
- Mission Control: Owns a Lighthouse and doubles as a Light Bearer for Aguero's Team.
- The Mole: For FUG.
- Uncanny Valley Makeup: Not as bad as some of the page's example, but Apple is notable to wear the most makeup of all the characters introduced so far.
Along with Novick, he (she? it?
) is a spearbearer of Aguero's new team. Resembles a giant canary.
Michael The Missionary
Medic and wave controller of Aguero's new team.
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An Anima Regular who controls a large pet octopus, and one of two recruits of Leesoo's new team. Verdi has a peculiar fetish where she likes to turn people she fancies...into "dolls."
- Badass: If her actions during One Shot, One Opportunity speak anything, she was able to solo an entire group of Regulars on her own.
- The Beastmaster: As an Anima. Her primary pet being an octopus.
- Power Parasite: The octopus has the ability to temporarily seal another person' special abilities.
- Sizeshifter: The octopus can change its size.
- Creepy Child: There's definitely something not right with this one...especially regarding her "doll" fetish.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Yeo Miseng, and Prince, never stood a chance.
- Girlish Pigtails: Self explanatory.
- Hair Decorations: A pair of red ribbons to tie her hair in pigtails.
- Living Doll Collector: Wishes to turn anyone she has interest in into a doll.
- Token Mini-Moe: Can be seen as such for Leesoo's Season 2 team.
A Regular Scout, and one of two recruits of Leesoo's new team. Vespa is a bee themed humanoid who excels at close range combat.
- Ambiguous Gender: It's not confirmed yet if Vespa is a male or female.
- Beam Spam: Can fire gold beams of shinsoo.
- Bee People: A bee-themed humanoid.
- Blade on a Stick: Vespa's weapon of choice.
- The Swarm: Going along with the bee theme, Vespa also has minerature needles that fly around; some for firing beams of shinsoo, and some for poisoning.
- Flight: Able to fly.
- Master Poisoner: Vespa's needles are coated in a poison that can kill within 5 minutes.
A rather skilled Wave Controller who Team Tangsooyuk met during the 28th Floor Test. Quant Blitz' nephew, his skill is considered amongst the best in Rank E, and is thought to be mentally unstable.
One of the top 5 Regular E-Rank Fisherman who is described as "cold and violent". Like Quaetro, Chang took part in the 28th Floor Test.
The true "Devil of the Right Hand", and the man Horyang had been searching for. Cassano becomes part of Viole's team for the Workshop Battle in order to push forward his own, mysterious, agenda.
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.
The person pictured here is actually Hwa Ryun
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.
- Blush Sticker: Sports one when Viole tears off parts of her clothing to use as a disguise when his former teammates confront him (Displayed across her mask oddly enough). Kind of funny in hindsight since by that time Hwa Ryun had already replaced the real Yuto, so it is actually her getting embarrassed by Viole's actions in this instance.
- 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.
- Disney Villain Death
- Disproportionate Retribution: Done to him as a young man (child?) he was blinded and his entire family killed because he looked at one of the Princesses.
- Dragon-in-Chief: Viole may be the face of FUG team in the workshop battle, but Reflejo is the one actually running the team.
- Humanoid Abomination: He's actually a sapient fragment of a FUG Ranker's shadow.
- Malevolent Masked Man
- Sinister Scythe: Double bladed one, at that.
- 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
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.
- Horned Humanoid: Two horns on his forehead.
- In-Series Nickname: "Mad Dog" due to his Baylord Yama origins.
- In the Blood: Blood fusion abilities passed down from Baylord Yama.
- In the Hood: Wears a hood.
- Invincibility Power-Up: The "Blood Tamara" item dissolves in his blood that temporarily makes him invulnerable to all attacks; nicknamed the "Ultimate Defense."
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Red eyes.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Ron's red.
- Summon Magic/Enemy Summoner: Can summon shadow wolves to fight by his side; nicknamed the "Ultimate Counter" as it's used for surprise attacks.
- The Voiceless: Seems to have others, such as Ron, speak for him.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: Only in this case, he never wears one.
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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.
- Heel-Face Turn: Decides to join with Baam in the end.
- Tyke Bomb
- Unwitting Pawn: Relying on Emile for information isn't a good idea...
Regulars (Beyond the 30th Floor)
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.
A D-rank Regular, and one of Boro's two shinsu students alongside Felix. He becomes part of Baam's Hell Train team after Boro accepts his alliance offer.
- The Big Guy: The biggest of Boro and Baam's group; even after Rak's return who the latter still prefers to walk around in his small form.
- Butt Monkey: Established as one for Baam's Hell Train team to the point that even his teacher looks down on him to a certain degree.
- Epic Fail: His attempt to fight Regulars on his own by order of Boro...did not go so well.
- Hidden Badass: Has shades of Crazy Awesome such as going on a suicidal run with the Crazy Ball in the first Hell Train match.
- Power of Trust: Continues to follow along with Baam's selfishness in the "Crazy Ball" match in order to win against Yura Ha.
- Satellite Character: Similar to Felix, they hardly have any character depth aside from their connection through Boro.
- Student and Master Team: The student to his master, Boro.
A D-rank Regular, and one of Boro's two shinsu students alongside Hanool. She becomes part of Baam's Hell Train team after Boro accepts his alliance offer.
- Ambiguously Brown: Brown skin.
- 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.
- Satellite Character: Similar to Hanool, they hardly have any character depth aside from their connection through Boro.
- Student and Master Team: The student to her master, Boro.
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 has connections to Rachel, and attempts to board the Hell Train to keep Baam from running into her.
- Badass: Shows off her superiority in shinsu usage in a one-on-one bet against Baam.
- Cool Shades: Black sunglasses.
- The Dreaded: Her family name puts a lot of people on edge, which is part of the reason she was able to create a team so easily.
- Everything's Better with Sparkles: Heck, even her eyes sparkle.
- Idol Singer: Her current profession. Though she appears to have quit the job in order to board the Hell Train.
- Jerkass: Not only does she not care about her current teammates (even killing one outright), she injures the person, Hana Yu, that she knows is a devoted fan of hers.
- Jerkass Has a Point: Calls out Baam for being too clingy to Rachel. A lot of readers will agree that Baam chasing after Rachel does feel uncomfortable at times, even to the point where it comes off like Baam is stalking her.
- Lured Into a Trap: Turns out that the "Crazy Ball" match was a trap set up by her in order to distract everyone away from Rachel's group taking over the Hell Train. She teleports away using her suitcase after Rachel makes her move.
- Plot Device: Her teleportation suitcase.
- Pre-Asskicking One-Liner: Walks up to an ongoing all-out brawl to ask everyone remaining to become her Hell Train team...which they do.
- Shut Up, Hannibal!: Kills one of her Hell Train teammates for gloating about their team's first victory.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Self explanatory.
A D-Rank Regular, and one of three newcomers of Rachel's team.
- Badass: Defeated 99 Regulars on his own during his search for Hell Train tickets. He also stood strong against the Hell Train guardian.
- Character Tics: Is always seen biting on what looks to be a stick.
- Fangs Are Evil: Self explanatory.
- In the Hood: The second to reveal his face to the readers. All three of the newcomers were hidden at first.
- Mysterious Past: Seems to have a past experience on the Hell Train that he isn't so fond of, and awaited the day that he would return.
- Troll: His fighting style has him making a claim, only for him to pull off something completely different. Not to mention the trolling that he pulled on the Hell Train guardian with a remote control.
- Worthy Opponent: Considers the current group of Hell Train Regulars (such as Koon Ran's team) a decent batch of contenders.
A D-Rank Regular, and one of three newcomers of Rachel's team.
Unknown Rachel Recruit
A D-Rank Regular, and one of three newcomers of Rachel's team.
- In the Hood: He has yet to reveal his face. All three of the newcomers were hidden at first.
- The Quiet One: Compared to the other two new members, he doesn't talk much.
- Weapon of Choice: Appears to be some kind of jousting stick that he carries around on his back.
A lizardman Regular trying to board the Hell Train. He hunts down, and kills, other Regulars who are possibly holding the needed ticket.
- The Dreaded: Just having the title of "Ticket Hunter" gives people fear. Boro didn't even want to have to deal with him when he first notices the ticket hunter.
- Killed Off for Real: Dies in a fight against Boro.
- Lizard Folk: Almost like a blue Anak.
- 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.
- Bad Ass: Well, duh.
- 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.
- Older Than They Look
- Really 700 Years Old: Some border on Time Abyss.
Yuri's Guide and High Ranker, who gave Baam a high grade Pocket. He sees himself reflected in the young boy.
- Badass Adorable: Word of God says his rank is "about 100th".
- Butt Monkey: Constantly suffers through Yuri's physical abuse.
- Chew Toy: Being Yuri's Guide does not come without a price.
- Cowardly Lion
- Expy: The Archer to Yuri's Rin, see her entry.
- Genre Savvy
- Our Dwarves Are All the Same: One of the Silver Dwarves, who are known for their short stature, silver hair, and being Guides.
- Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl
- Hyper Competent Sidekick: He is ranked higher than Yuri.
- Though according to the author, Guides (like Evan) are generally weaker at combat, while Yuri appears to be a combat-focused Fisherman, so she might still be tougher than him in a fight.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue to Yuri's red.
- 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.
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."
The Instructor of the Scouts with a temper as fiery as his hair and all the maturity of a elementary school kid, he is still a fierce and sharp-witted fighter. And he's also Quatro's uncle.
Lo Po Bia Ren
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.
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
The Test Director of the 20th Floor, and Mule Love's superior. Similar to Yu Han-Sung, he is a mole for FUG
A high ranking FUG member, and a former teacher of Viole and Karaka
- Affably Evil: He may be nice, albeit too loud, but according to Hwa Ryun he came to the 21st floor to kill all of Viole's companions, as he considers them too weak.
- A Father to His Men: To Viole.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Is loud, goofy and a bit dorky. He is also a high ranker.
- Curtains Match the Window: Dark brown.
- 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.
- Evil Mentor: Kind to Viole, but nonetheless a true member of FUG and a true believer in their ideals.
- Expecting Someone Taller: Accoring to Hon Arkraptor, he is nothing like the FUG of his imagination.
- Had this attidue towards Baam when he first met him. It wasn't until he saw his Power Copying did he begin to take him seriously.
- Necessarily Evil: His goal is noble. His means... not so much.
- One-Man Army: Absolutely destroys all the men guarding Karaka's secret base, and treating them like children while he was at it.
- Pet the Dog: Sincerely wants the best for Viole despite everything FUG has done to keep him on a leash.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Treats Viole as a person rather than a tool, and was an instrumental part in giving him autonomy.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red to Hwa Ryun's Blue.
- Team Mom: Strangely fits this role in the dynamic between the FUG trio. He even goes out of his way to buy Viole cloths for every season, a habit which Viole doesn't know how to deal with.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Wants to create a better world. However, he wouldn't hesitate to kill a bunch of innocents to fulfill his goals.
The newest Slayer of FUG and Ha Jinsung's former apprentice. His face is yet to be seen.
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
One of the Rankers accompanying Yuri Zahard and Evan Edrok. He is a member of the Wolhaiksong.
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 a 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.
- Loveable Rogue: To a tee.
- 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.
A Ranker whose made a name for himself as a master businessman.
Madoraco acts as a benefactor for Workshop to raise money for Io and Punk in order for them to further their research.
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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.
- A God Am I: Considered the "Living God" of FUG, whether or not he believes this himself is unknown since he has yet to make an appearance.
- The Corrupter
- The Dreaded
- Fallen Hero: Originally, he helped Zahard and his warriors.
- Improbable Weapon: He, too, uses a Hook.
- The Magnificent: Given the nickname as the "Heretic" due to his act of defiance against Zahard, but also known as the "Tiger Fish".
- Mysterious Backer: Despite being the leader of FUG, he is strangely OK with letting Baam do what he wants, to the ire of the other slayers and elders in the organization.
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
See Main and Core Characters.
Rachel See Main and Core Characters.
The 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.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: He vs anyone. Period.
- This is due to the fact that his status as an Exis means that nothing other than another Exis can defeat him due to their Reality Warper status, not that any of the inhabitants of the Tower are aware of this fact.
- 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.
- Reality Warper: According to Word of God this is what an Exis is.
- Run the Gauntlet: Stormed the Castle.
- Satellite Character: An odd example of this, but despite his minimal importance to the story, it had been noted that the reason why Urek entered the Tower was because he was pursuing Phantaminum.
- Shrouded in Myth
- Spell My Name with an "S": Pentaminum?
- 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.
- Story-Breaker Power: Word of God says he could destroy The Tower.
- UnknownRivals: Supposedly with Enryu, people may talk about it, but the have never met before.
- Was Once a Man: He is noted to be an "Awakened" Exis, in other-words he used to be a normal person before becoming whatever he is now.
- World's Strongest Man: He is the number one. The only guy people are giving a snowball's chance in hell to defeat him is Enryu.
The second-strongest Ranker in the Tower, legendary for killing a Guardian (which had previously been considered to be literally immortal). Enryu has yet to make an official appearance.
- Blade on a Stick: Summons great quality of these.
- Creating Life: Is rumored to have the ability to create living things from Shinsoo.
- Death from Above
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: The Guardians were considered to be immortal god-creatures with near-absolute power over their floor... until he killed one.
- The Dreaded: He, along with Phantaminum created the prejudice against the Irregulars.
- Flechette Storm: Red Rain.
- The Ghost: It is rumoured that Enryu will appear during the middle of the story.
- Though you have to remember that the creator is SIU. The middle could be anytime.
- Kill the Guardian : To let the People know that Guardians weren't absolute beings.
- Munchkin: The author literally describes him as such (in the power-gamer sense) in his character notes.
- Off the Rails: Because of the murder of the 43rd Floor Guardian, regulars simply advance through the middle area of 43F without taking a test.
- Over Nine Thousand: Literally. Enryuu is the only known person to handle over 9000 Rooms of shinsoo. Could be a Shout-Out.
- Reality Warper: In his presence, all Shinsoo turns red.
- Red Baron: Is called the Red Tower due to the fact that all Shinsoo turns red when he is around.
- Shrouded in Myth
- Spam Attack
- Storm of Blades: His Red Rain ability.
- 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.
Urek 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.
- Always Someone Better: Phantaminum. And it pisses him off.
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy
- Attention Whore
- Blood Knight
- Boisterous Bruiser
- Calling Your Attacks: His Emperor's Scorching Fist of Death, notable since Viole successfully managed to learn it after Urek used it, but refuses to since he finds the name too embarrassing.
- 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.
- Hellish Pupils: Red vertically slit pupils.
- Lightning Bruiser: Well, duh.
- Mr. Fanservice: Is there a reason he doesn't wear a shirt?
- Rated M for Manly: He is popular with guys, but unpopular with women, precisely because he so thoroughly embodies this trope.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning
- Space Compression: As a power. He once shrunk an entire forest and put in a suit case. Then carried it all the way to the 77th floor upon which he re-expanded the forest.
- Super Speed
- Walking Shirtless Scene: He doesn't even own a shirt.
- World's Strongest Man: He refers to himself as this, even though he technically isn't. (He's the strongest active Ranker, at least.)
- Worthy Opponent: For Arie Hon and Koon Eduan, Koon Aguero's father.
- Unrequited Love: For Garam Zahard, no less.
Zahard and the 10 Great Warriors
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.)
- Really 700 Years Old: Probably among the oldest in the Tower.
- Retired Badass
Technically 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.
- Blood Magic: Transfer of Power. Surprisingly not evil.
- Big Sleep: It's implied that he may have been sleeping for thousands of years.
- Interspecies Adoption: Zahard's Princesses aren't related to him; they're all adoptive daughters. So far we know of two humans and a lizard-girl, though we have no context for what species Zahard is.
- Also, Androssi is not actually human. It isn't that obvious, but she has a tiny horn on her forehead.
- The Ghost: Although he is central to the plot and to several character's backgrounds, he has yet to be seen or even described beyond the most general overview of his history.
- Shrouded in Myth
- Spell My Name with an "S": Temporarily went from "Zahard" to "Jahad" and then back again in translation.
One 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.
The most beautiful of the 10 warriors who accompanied Zahard during his conquest of the Tower, and founder of the noble Yeon family.
- Does Not Like Men: Subverted as she is kind to both men and women even though she stayed a virgin after her first love went bad.
- In-Series Nickname: Her sobriquet is Cichlid.
- My Girl Is Not a Slut: Is a virgin, all children are descended from the family's godmother.
- The Ghost: For now, we can only imagine.
- Virgin Power: She has a special contract with the Guardians regarding her virginity.
Po Bidau Gustang
The current head of one of the 10 great families. While he is seen observing the Workshop Tournament, little else is known about him.
- Anonymous Benefactor: Aided Viole and the gang during the workshop battle for unknown reasons, and not even the Rankers helping them knew he was there.
- The Casanova: After splitting with Blossom, it is noted that he became something of a ladies man.
- Driven by Envy: Was very interested in Eurasia Blossom because she was able to control Shinsoo naturally, and was extremely envious of her talent.
Gustang: Blossom is one of the greatest Wave Controllers, but she cannot teach you anything. This is because she herself does not know how she controls Shinsoo.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: One of the best-dressed character in the series.
- Insufferable Genius: When it was rumored that he knew a way to escape the Tower Urek Mazino ventured out to meet him, only to leave with a massive headache.
Urek: It'll be easier for me to dig my way out of the Tower with a spoon than to learn anything from that guy.
- The Magnificent: Known as the "Aloof Wave"
- Man in White
- Man of Wealth and Taste: The Workshop organizer even comments it's hard not to notice who he is based on the expensive cigarettes he smokes.
- Megane: Wears them to better read the flow of Shinsoo.
- 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.
- The Professor: Is in charge of researching everything there is to know about the Tower.
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
. 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.
- Action Girl
- Berserk Button: Really doesn't like it when it looks like her opponent isn't taking her seriously
- Big Damn Heroes: Ren is so screwed.
- Covert Pervert: Everybody sees her as the great princess. Nobody knows she's totally into that cute, little naive boy who doesn't know what's happening around him.
- Comedic Sociopathy: Jumping in people's faces and throwing your friends down cliffs is not very nice, Lady Yuri.
- Charles Atlas Superpower: She is a member of the Ha family, who all possess incredibly powerful bodies.
- Dynamic Entry: Did this to Baam.
- 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!
- Finger Poke of Doom
- Hero with Bad Publicity: Nicknamed the "Tower's Effenberg," which refers to her aggressive, volatile, and outspoken personality.
- Her reputation got a bit better after retrieving the Green April, but it is more akin to begrudging recognition of her rather than real respect.
- I Will Find You: Even after nearly a decade has gone by since she first met him, Yuri is still looking for Baam despite everyone, including the Zahard family's chief Guide, telling her it was a lost cause.
- Magma Woman: As demonstrated in the latest, Yuri has the ability to create magma.
- Mysterious Past: With Lero Ro.
- Older Than They Look
- Nosebleed: Since Baam is a total hottie.
- Rebellious Princess: Screw the rules, she has whims!
- 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.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red to Evan's blue.
- Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: With Evan.
- Tomboy Princess
- Too Clever by Half: When push comes to shove, she knows how to play the game of politics with appropriate cunning and ruthlessness. Ren learned this the hard way.
Mother of Anak.
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.
Koon Maria Zahard
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.
Jaina Repellista Zahard
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.
- Awesome McCoolname
- Big Brother Is Watching: Not a malevolent example, but she uses her lighthouses to spy on everything occurring in the the Tower.
- Gamer Chick: Has been playing games in each of her appearances, and references everything in terms of a game.
- 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.
- Bizarre Alien Biology: His eyes are in his mouth…
- 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.
- Chekhov's Gunman: He is far more important than he at first seems.
- Deadpan Snarker: Just ask Baam, Evan, Yuri or Rachel.
- The Fair Folk: Gets accused of this even in-world when Rachel called him a Fae. Not without cause.
- 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 unique smile of his really helps.
- Secret Test of Character: Appears to be fond of these, despite his denial of Evan's claim regarding Baam's test, he reveals to Rachel that it was indeed a test of courage and true determination. Claiming that Baam was truly worthy to enter the Tower despite how he appeared to first acted when barring Baam's way. Though how sincere this statement was, is up for debate.
- Slasher Smile
- The Trickster/ Trickster Mentor/ Karmic Trickster: He's definitely some brand of trickster-archetype. Working out which one, though, is the problem.
Second Floor Guardian
A big eel with a serrated beak. Slightly less creepy than Headon. He's the guardian of the second floor, also known as Evankell's Hell. Thinks Baam looks very tasty.
- Flying Seafood Special
- Last-Second Word Swap: When he first meets Baam to test if he is worthy of Shinsoo, he initally acts surprised but quickly covers it up by claiming that Baam looks tasty.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: While test givers have been various degrees of Jerkass, despite being the Guardian of the floor he treats Baam kindly and even accepts Baam's request to let all the other regulars pass should he die.
- Space Whale: Not exactly but it is a giant monster-like whale which floats in high concentration Shinsoo with God-like power so yes it is.
- We Will Meet Again: And so they did
13 Month Series
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.
- Empathic Weapon: When ignited, the weapon can take physical form.
- 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
. 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
Currently carried by Koon Maschenny Zahard.
Translates as 'Luminous Sixth Moon', one of 3 in the series to not have a specific color. Currently carried by Alphid Zahard, confirmed to be a sword.
Currently one of two Series weapons carried by Garam Zahard, first Princess to possess two of the 13 series, acquired by killing fellow Princess Uram Zahard.
Second of two Series weapons carried by Garam Zahard.
Translates as 'Ninth Moon of Darkness', one of 3 in the series to not have a color. Unknown attributes and whereabouts.
Confirmed to be a sword, currently carried by Arie Hagipherione Zahard.
Currently carried by Adori Zahard, currently highest ranked active Princess of Zahard (ranked 8th in the Tower).
Translates as 'Twelfth Moon of Nothingness/Emptiness', one of 3 in the series to not have a specific color. Used by Eurasia Enne Zahard, highest ranked Princess ever (7th in the Tower).
The 13th item of the series.
- Hammerspace: As with every Arms Inventory, stores other weapons this way when not in use.
- One Of These Is Not Like The Others: Is an Arms Inventory, rather than a weapon. The full implications of this difference have yet to be revealed.
- 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.
Io and Punk
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.
A researcher in the Tower, and a mother figure to Horyang and Casano. But according to Emile, her love for them is probably a lie, although Emile is not necessarily truthful.
- Motherly Scientist: To Horyang and Casano. Emile says otherwise, but then again, Emile is Not So Omniscient After All.
- 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.
- People Jars: She's some kind of experimental subject.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Emile or Emily?
The gatekeeper of the Hell Train. The guardian acts as a defensive system to keep Regulars from boarding the train before the appropriate time.