Characters: Tower of God
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 climbing 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, Guides, 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 and FUG, with the two factions at odds with each other despite their somewhat 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 Luslec, 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 worshipping 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 APPEARANCEThe 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 it's 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.
- After finally meeting Rachel since the infamous pushing incident, Baam finally broke after hearing her cold words. What came next was almost frightening...
- 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. Notably, this is why he doesn't use Urek Mazino's attacks, which he DID copy—because he feels the attack's name is extremely embarrassing.
- 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 (in the form of the technique "Fast Skip"), 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 on his level in strength.
- This status is further reinforced after he gains the Thorn and uses its power.
- 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 Blue Oar and Fast Skip. The only drawback is he lacks the power and general skill Rankers possess.
- 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 baangs of Shinsoo and is far above most of the Regulars on his Floor in strength.
- Wide-Eyed Idealist: He absolutely hates the idea of fighting and harming and truly wants every to be friends.
- After Rachel's betrayal and the 5 year time skip, he is still this, but is severely emotionally withdrawn because of his Training from Hell
Tropes that apply as of Season 2
Warning: Major Spoilers
- Agent Peacock: At the beginning of Part 2 his attire is simply fabulous.
- A God I Am Not: Quite a few people refer to him as "my/our god" on account of his position as a Slayer candidate and an Irregular. Baam's reactions to this range from strong discomfort to violent retaliation, depending on who's addressing him.
- An Offer You Can't Refuse: FUG gave him one after Rachel’s betrayal. If he didn’t join them and become a Slayer candidate, they would have killed all his friends.
- Badass Abnormal: Becoming a living Ignition Weapon by merging with the Thorn massively has boosted his already impressive Shinsoo control and power, on top of being an Irregular. SIU has hinted that this, and not his nature as an Irregular, is the biggest reason for his power boost in Season 2.
- Badass Boast: Gives some during Part 2.
- Berserk Button: Hurting the people he trusts is a good way to set him off, just ask Beta and Reflejo."But if you play around with my friends' lives like this again- I will kill you all."
- Boxing Lessons for Superman: Even after getting the Thorn, he spent a year after the Workshop to train at various dojos and combine their styles. As a result, he can keep up with new opponents without using much of the Thorn's power.
- Broken Ace: He’s good at pretty much everything, but suffers greatly because of Rachel’s betrayal and FUG’s threat to his friends’ lives.
- Card-Carrying Villain: Mostly confined to the first arc of part 2, where he plays up his role as FUG's Slayer candidate to almost mustache curling levels in an attempt to scare away the competition. Pointed out by Koon, who says it's like he's reading out of a textbook for evil people.
- Defector from Decadence: Once the FUG faction Karaka belongs to reveals it has no intentions to play by its own rules, Baam ceases any pretense of willingness to work for FUG and immediately follows Koon's plans to leave them.
- Chaste Hero: Seems to just not understand things related to romance or intimacy judging by his confusion about a date and how he was unaware how saying he isn't interested in a woman's body may offend them. Justified by his isolated life before entering the Tower.
- The Dreaded: As a Slayer candidate. Everyone is terrified of Jyu Viole Grace… up until they actually meet him, anyway.
- Dangerous Forbidden Technique: The Thorn. After one year of training, he may use it once a day for ten minutes at most, else it will go out of control and turn him into a raging berserker that will kill anything around him.
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: Yihwa outright mistakes him for a female and invites him to bathe with her.
- Happens again with Novick and Ran, and them wondering how they never heard of an E-rank Regular with "her" skills.
- Empowered Badass Normal: He becomes a living Ignition Weapon as a result of FUG's plans.
- Expository Hairstyle Change: He sports longer hair as an FUG. And at the end of season 2, after he gets back with his friends, he cuts it.
- Gone Horribly Right: During the Workshop Battle arc, the plan to make him an Ignition Weapon ended up backfiring against Karaka and signalled Baam's defection from FUG.
- Healing Factor: He heals almost instantaneously in flashes of red light. Even near-fatal injuries only put him out of commission for a few days. This is apparently a function of being a living Ignition Weapon.
- Hearing Voices: The Thorn apparently speaks to him.
- Heroic RROD: After that one incident of overusing the Thorn, he becomes very prone to passing out.
- Important Haircut: Gets one after escaping FUG in the epilogue of Part 2, in which he cuts his Rapunzel Hair so it looks more like it did in part 1.
- Kill the God: Is being developed by FUG as a Slayer, because as an Irregular he's the only person with the power to kill Zahard and change the Tower's system.
- Kung-Fu Wizard: In addition to his existing prowess with Shinsoo manipulation, he has become a master physical combatant during the timeskip.
- Living MacGuffin: As an Irregular, FUG hopes to use him as a weapon to destroy the current power structure in the Tower.
- Doubly so due to his status as a complete living Ignition Weapon, and obtaining the true Thorn.
- Loners Are Freaks: Much more withdrawn than before because he doesn't want to lose anybody anymore, thus making others perceive him as a solitary type of individual. As if his status as a Slayer candidate didn't people avoid him enough before.
- Never Found the Body: Everyone simply accepted that he was dead after they failed to pull his body from the lake.
- Not Good with Rejection: Once he meets Rachel after several long years, she treats him with complete apathy. This causes him to lose control of the Thorn and go berserk.
- Meaningful Name: In-Universe example. The actual make-up of his name isn't really symbolic of anything, but the fact that the leader of FUG granted him his surname "Grace" as part of his alias, brings to question just how important Baam is to their plans, since their leader essentially adopted him personally.
- Power of Trust: He puts faith in the people around him to follow, and live up to their word, even if he, himself, acts out in a selfish manner.
- Rage Breaking Point: When he meets Rachel once again and she refuses to explain to him why she pushed him and left him for dead, Baam doesn't take it well. At all. Until now Baam was confused and felt betrayed, but Rachel telling him off was the last straw, making the thorn go berserk. A very pissed Baam then tells her that she is not going anywhere.
- Rapunzel Hair: Gains this after the timeskip.
- Shut Up, Hannibal!: Chews out Beta for the latter's attack on Baam's friends just so he can get his so-called revenge.The reason you hated me wasn't for revenge...You just needed someone to hate.
- Super Mode: Has one on account of being a living Ignition Weapon.
- Super Reflexes: During one episode of Hearing Voices, Baam realizes his perception has significantly heightened.
- Supreme Chef: Almost outright referred as such by Wangnan in comparison to Yeon. Funnily enough, his best dish is "Prapato Sauce Spaghetti", Androssi's supposed favorite dish.
- Sweet Tooth: After the 28th Floor Test. You can see it beginning in the background. Word of God states Goseng doesn't let the team eat them due to being unhealthy, and thus Viole became the underground supplier of junk food.
- Token Evil Teammate: Averted since Viole is actually a Nice Guy, but to other people it seems this way, with the rest Team Tangsooyook looking too normal to have a Slayer candidate as a member. Koon points out how jarring this is when he first meets them.
- Took a Level in Badass: While he had a moment or two in season 1, he never really did much combat wise. Let's just say that's not the case anymore.
- He takes another level in badass after one year of intensive martial arts training, gaining knowledge and techniques from a multitude of schools and learning how to work them together seamlessly.
- With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Activating the Thorn for too long, compounded with meeting Rachel and being verbally abused by her turns him into a full-blown Yandere.
- Wreathed in Flames: The effect his fighting style gives off, having his arms engulfed in blue flame-like energy while fighting at both close and ranged combat with them.
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 Light Bearer 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 Light Bearer don't assume he is useless in close combat. Just ask Chang Blarode or Xia Xia's assassin.
- Cruel to Be Kind: His response when Akraptor accuses him of being suddenly mean, seeing that unlike Baam, he wants Rachel dead.
- 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. Subverted when it is implied he is much stronger than he appears.
- 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 Tower's rules, with mixed results.
- Manipulative Bastard: He is extremely skilled at manipulating others. Not even High Rankers are safe from this guy's ability to outwit others.
- Mission Control: He is a Light Bearer.
- Named After Somebody Famous: Sergio "Kun" 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: Prior to his Character Development before truly befriending Baam and Rak he had shades of this. Still there by season two, but less obvious.
- Swiss Army Weapon: Manbarondenna.
- The Strategist: In the Submerged Fish Test.
- The Worf Effect: He gets hit with this often when it comes to playing Xanatos Speed Chess with FUG and Rachel.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: White, with a blue tint.
CLICK FOR MINIATURE RAKRak 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.
- Of course, the original Korean pronunciation is probably closer to "Rak Lacration," which isn't... quite as awesome.
- The Big Guy: Second biggest of the Act 1 cast (after Akryung) with physical strength to match.
- Badass: 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 Badass 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 was one of the best Spear Bearers of the E-rank Regulars, and considerably more perceptive than he looks.
- Despite hamming it up and complaining during his Spear Bearer training, Rak managed to match Akryung in the next to impossible feat of hitting an extremely distant target, earning an instant pass to the final test.
- 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 surprisingly 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: His goal in the beginning.
- I Am Not Left-Handed: Anytime Rak decides to get out of his chibi form, asskicking ensues.
- In-Series Nickname: Gator.
- Large Ham: All over the place, but special mention goes to the Crown game."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.Like Baam, she is also an Irregular, however Headon has stated that, unlike other Irregulars, she was not chosen by the Tower.
- 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.
- Arch-Enemy: Thanks to her mistreatment to Baam, Koon wants her dead.
- 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.
- Invincible Villain: Her combat abilities are unknown, but she and her allies are always one step ahead of Baam and co, to the point where they can Out Gambit Hwa Ryun, who managed to Out Gambit an opposing FUG faction. Only time will tell if she manages to come out on top or turn out to be an Unwitting Pawn.
- Light Is Not Good: Has light skin, light blonde hair, uses a pseudonym of Michelle Light, and is a Light Bearer. 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.
- Non-Action Big Bad: Invoked. While she has some Lighthouse abilities, she admits that she'd rather just rely on stronger teammates to rise to the top. Which begs the question of why she discarded Baam of all people instead of using him as a direct pawn.
- Obviously Evil: Even Traveller, 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 villainous example; this seems to be what motivates her entire plot arc.
- 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 cook. 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. Time and again, it proves her Achilles heel.
- Improbable Weapon User: Green April before Yuri takes it from her. It is a hook that can decompress to an unimaginable size.
- BFS: Her new weapon after Yuri takes the Green April is an enormous spear, which is at least 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 a 10 year old, she was one of the top 5 rank E-rank Regulars (before she became a D-rank).
- 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 season 1 starts.
- Pride: Her Fatal Flaw. Which is mercilessly exploited by Ran.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: According to the 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 Leesoo 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-rank, climbing with Ship Leesoo, Anak and Hatsu.
- Action Girl: Probably, the strongest of season 1 Regulars.
- Broken Bird: Her experiences trying to earn the right to become a Princess left her quite bitter.
- The Big Guy: Small frame, but stronger than Rak.
- Combat Stilettos: Subverted. They tend to break in the worst possible moments.
- Cool Big Sis: She gradually grows a soft spot for Anak and Baam.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: She and Akryung vs. 2nd Floor Regulars.
- Then she ends up on the receiving end of this, courtesy of Ren.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: She isn't a real Ice Queen, since she is rather outgoing, but she keeps her feelings to herself, views others as tools and steps over bodies to reach her goals. And then she meets Baam.
- Drives Like Crazy: Everyone she teleports reacts like they're lucky to survive.
- Femme Fatale: Noted to be alluring and deadly at the same time by people who observe her fighting.
- Go-Getter Girl: Going through training that boiled down to 'achieve or starve' led her to become this.
- Large Ham: On occasion, especially when people aim attacks at her face."Your crime of attempting to kick the almighty Androssi's face is appalling! For that, I shall punish you!"
- Lightning Bruiser: Tends to go for very fast and very hard hitting strikes when fighting; since most people can't handle a Zahard Princess at that level it's all she needs most of the time.
- Older Than They Look: About 300 at the start of season 1.
- One-Man Army: Able to massacre 197 other Regulars on the Second Floor, along with Akryung.
- Smarter Than You Look: Appears to be an arrogant and vain woman at first glance, however she is really intelligent and is a quick thinker in the middle of combat.
- Super Toughness: When fighting Viole and Traveller, she takes a large number of anti-tank explosives directly to the face and comes out with nothing more than frazzled hair and mild annoyance.
- Teleport Spam: Uses teleportation in battle by using Bong Bong to teleport herself and Varagarv hundreds of meters into the air, then kicking him into the ground, causing some damage even to the Madeof Iron Mad Dog of Yama
- Teleporters and Transporters: Her teleporter tool, Bong Bong.
- Tsundere: Very much so towards Baam.
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: His sword techniques strike very quickly, but both his sword and him can't handle too much of a beating.
- 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 Arm 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 a D-rank climbing the Tower, still with Hatsu and Anak. He remains in contact with Aguero, and learnt of Rachel's trickery before Aguero left the team.
- Action Survivor: Despite his relatively low combat skills, he's done well in surviving against some really tough opponents.
- 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: Even though he is the leader of his team he gets pushed around a lot by them.
- 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 chosen to fail and nothing they do can change that. Leesoo 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 season'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 travelling with Ship Leesoo's team.
- Brilliant but Lazy: He's one of the most powerful of the Regulars in the first and second season, 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. Or, if he just steps in randomly, it's simply the quickest way to get back to sleep in peace and quiet.
- Pure Energy: Is able to create blasts of Shinsoo that out-power most.
- 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.
- Combat Pragmatist: When she's forced to help Team Rachel, she has no qualms about ordering them to perform a Groin Attack on some of the tougher enemies, much to their chagrin.
- 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. And she gets captured by Rachel's group to help them in the Hell Train.
- Deadpan Snarker: Always speaks in a neutral tone even when dishing out the snark.
- Disabled Snarker: Losing an eye does little to impede her usual attitude.
- 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 their 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.
- Nominal Hero: Or she could be this, since her motivations are not clear, and the group has to rely on her due to her position as a Guide.
- Witch Species: She is from the Red Witch clan, who are known for their bright red hair and being Guides.
- Informed Attractiveness: In one of his blogposts, SIU stated that the most beautiful women introduced in season one was Hwa Ryun and that this was actually a plot point; which at the time was something that could be debated. But as of her first appearance in Season two, it's hard to argue on the contrary.
- 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 strongly 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.
- Not So Omniscient After All: While her knowledge about the Tower is overall good, she lacks information about Irregulars. Among other things, she has been blindsided by Rachel due to this. In addition, Rachel's team has Emile, whose omniscient-like abilities really screws up Hwa-Ryun's own knowledge base.
- 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.
- Power of Trust: It's been pointed out that Baam has complete faith in her as his Guide, best seen in their encounter with Mirotic guardian.
- 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.
- Action Survivor: His ability to survive despite all odds is something that constantly bewilders both the audience and the characters.
- Dirty Coward: Among other things, abandons Hatsu during Hide-And-Seek game.
- Hypocrite: Calls Koon "trash" for "abandoning" Baam before the Submerged Fish test, despite intending to do so himself before!
- It's All About Me: One of the most selfish characters introduced in the story. And that's saying something considering how much of a Crapsack World the Tower is.
- Jerk Ass: Likes to call others "trash".
- Karma Houdini: Despite being obnoxious and useless he seems to still climb The Tower.
- Kick Them While They Are Down: Had no problem with ditching Mauchi after the latter failed to pass the Hide-And-Seek test.
- Leeroy Jenkins: In the Submerged Fish Hunt Test.
- The Load: He is yet to show any particularly useful ability.
- Small Name, Big Ego: Talks like he is the biggest fish around, when in reality it's a wonder the cast still remembers his name at all.
- Smug Snake: Or cheap dirty bastard who makes it very easy for the audience to hate him.
- Or love him.
- Those Two Guys: With Mauchi in the first season.
- Inseries Nickname: Goby (Mudskipper).
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.
- Ambiguously Brown: He shows up in Season 2 with a much lighter skin tone, indicating he possibly was tanned or there was a coloring error.
- Blade on a Stick: He is a Spear Bearer.
- Good Old Fisticuffs: Though he's very proficient in this as well.
- The Berserker: According to other Regulars, during the first test he furiously attacked anyone that came close.
- Super Strength: Able to punch huge holes in the ground.
- The Quiet One: Rarely speaks, even with friends around.
- Winged Humanoid: Word of God says they're removable.
- The Worf Effect: Gets knocked out in one hit and Put On The Bus for a whole arc to showoff Viole's thorn.
A Regular that, like Baam, was a Wave Controller. Looks very effeminate and has a red horn. All of his friends were killed by a random monstrous humanoid and since then, he tried to climb the Tower to get the strength he didn't have when all he loved were slaughtered.
- Can't Catch Up: He has spent years mastering tricks that took Baam days to learn. His realization that this trope is in effect ultimately leads to his betrayal and suicide.
- Curtains Match the Window: Yellow.
- Dark-Skinned Blonde: Well, yeah.
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: Long hair, androgynous features.
- Horned Humanoid: Has a single, red horn on the right side of his head.
- Knife Nut: His Weapon of Choice.
- Knight of Cerebus: Arguably, his betrayal marks the point when series departed from classic shonen formula.
- Rapunzel Hair: Waist length.
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.
- Boom, Headshot: In his first scene, he eliminates another Regular this way.
- Cold Sniper: Saved up a lot apparently to buy his gun, unfortunately for him it was destroyed during the Crown game.
- Fangs Are Evil: Not really evil, but he has his selfish moments.
- Genre Savvy: Knows that things will go to hell once B team starts backstabbing each other.
- Mission Control: As a scout.
- Idiot Ball: Telling Rak to go somewhere else during a deathmatch. Genius!
- Spell My Name with an "S": Lebin or Levin? Word of God has finally brought clarity to the subject: Levin.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Despite passing the 2nd Floor, Levin hasn't appeared since the Time Skip.
A knight-like Regular who appeared with Sunwoo Nare. He is a Fisherman.
- Bishie Sparkle: Yes.
- The Chosen Many: As a part of the Hong family, it's strongly implied that his sword, Narumada, is one of seven sacred swords passed down from his ancestors.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Hardly stood a chance against Androssi during the Hide-and-Seek test.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: The huge guy to Sunwoo's tiny girl.
- Knight in Shining Armor: Sunwoo Nare sees him as one.
- The Quiet One: Doesn't interact much with the other Regulars outside Sunwoo.
- Shared Family Quirks: Hong Danhwa from the Hell Train chapters could easily make a case for Suspiciously Similar Substitute.
- Weapon of Choice: A sword.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Yet another character who passed the 2nd Floor, but has yet to appear again.
An Anima who swoons over Hong Chunhwa and is in it for the money.
- The Beastmaster: As an Anima.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: The tiny girl to Hong's huge guy.
- Only in It for the Money: The preview for TOG and her behavior during Part I implies that she desires the wealth the Tower may grant her.
- Token Mini-Moe: The smallest of the first season's Regulars.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Has yet to make a reappearance despite passing the 2nd Floor.
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.
- Anime Hair: Shaved head with massive bangs... very odd style.
- Chekhov's Gunman: Along with Grey and Kukaku Rakukakuka, he was drafted by Aguero and stepped in to help him during the crown game.
- Tricked-Out Gloves: His main weapon.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Continuing the trend, Blarouse has yet to make a reappearance despite passing the 2nd Floor.
A Regular that was assigned as a Spear Bearer. Mauchi mostly followed after Parakewl, but failed to pass the Hide-And-Seek test.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: On the receiving end of one from Yu Han for complaining about failing the Hide-And-Seek test.
- Dirty Coward: He takes after Parakewl, and abandons Hatsu during the Hide-And-Seek test.
- Dumb Muscle: How dumb do you have to be to think Parakewl has all the right answers?
- Sidekick: Basically Parakewl's partner-in-crime.
- Satellite Character: A lot of his actions play off Parakewl.
- This Cannot Be!: Didn't take his failure to pass Hide-And-Seek very well.
- Those Two Guys: With Parakewl in the first season.
- Weapon of Choice: A large red spear. He is a Spear Bearer after all.
- You Have Failed Me: Parakewl ditches him for failing to pass Hide-And-Seek.
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 the 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 altogether 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.
- Satellite Character: If you hadn't guessed by how some of his tropes are worded, Des' role in the story was basically to show off how brutal Androssi can be.
- Weapon of Choice: A long black spear.
Regulars (20th Floor)
Regulars who took part in the 20th Floor tests; some of which become Viole's new travelling 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 Akraptor.
- Action Survivor: At first glance, he does not seem to possess any special powers... Unlike 90% of the cast. However, from his introduction onwards, there are subtle hints that he has a Healing Factor well beyond what he should have to help him out: bouncing back quickly from being burned to a crisp by Yeon was no fluke. Time and again, he heals up from major physical exertion or injury overnight without anything more than self-applied first aid and he never draws attention to this.
- Berserk Button: Nia's death pressed his.
- Big Eater: Kind of: he loves buying in bulk for group celebrations. However, he also does eat a fair amount.
- Butt Monkey: Starts as this.
- Curtains Match the Window: Gold
- Cute Little Fangs: How pronounced they are vary from panel to panel.
- Determinator: Never gives up. He even lampshades this in his very first appearance. Even Koon acknowledges that this is Wangnan's greatest strength.
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.
- Freak Out: When Nia dies.
- Guile Hero: Uses some really dirty tactics to win, most notably switching his connector with Viole's in order for the team to pass the exam.
- Heroic Safe Mode: Immediately following his Freak Out.
- Hidden Depths: He is both resourceful and determined. And, can tank major injury, even though it hurts like hell and does cause damage.
- 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.
- He also knows things about Irregulars even Family members like Yeon and Koon don't. And, he beats Floor Admins, too. This is very rare stuff, but he knows it.
- According to Hwa Ryun, he is Zahard and the 10 Family Heads' biggest mistake.
- 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.
- Made of Iron: He complains like crazy over every little bump and bruise, visibly avoids getting hurt as much as possible and bleeds like an absolute champion when he does get hit. However, he's always ready to take up Butt Monkey duty again the next day (and after a big meal) as if nothing happened...
- 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.
- Meaningful Name: Maybe.
- 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.
- Took a Level in Badass: After reaching Train City, Wangnan is confident and skilled enough to take on Cassano with his special bomb.
- 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 Day in the Limelight:During the FUG arc.
- Butt Monkey: Despite Word of God saying she is second in power only to Viole out of the Team Tangsooyook she server mostly as Plucky Comic Relief.
- Can't Live With Them, Can't Live Without Them: She claims she hates Viole, however she knows that she can only control her flames when he is around.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Feels a little threatened when Hwa Ryun makes an appearance.
- Cute Clumsy Girl: She fumbles constantly, and yet it makes her quite endearing.
- The Dark Chick: Briefly, when she’s being puppeted.
- Irony: At least in the beginning. She is a clumsy pyromancer who also cannot cook, but is a good swimmer.
- The Klutz: She fumbles constantly. Not just with her fire abilities, either. Tech savvy she isn't.
- Lethal Chef: Miseng starts crying when Yihwa decided to take over Viole's cooking. Worse, the hustle to find alternatives.
- The Ojou: Feels like she has a duty as an "elite" of the Yeon family to uphold their standards.
- People Puppets: On the receiving end, courtesy of Lurker and Tin.
- Person of Mass Destruction: Non-malevolent one. She's just clumsy.
- Playing with Fire: She uses shinsoo to produce flames.
- Power Floats: When being controlled.
- Proper Tights with a Skirt: At least when Baam isn't stealing her tights.
- Rapunzel Hair: Knee length.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: She is certainly dangerous, though less malevolent than most examples.
- Team Killer: Was reputed to be this.
- Technicolor Eyes: Pink
- Technicolor Fire: Pink and lilac.
- Took a Level in Badass: During the Workshop Battle, she precisely blew up the worm held in Beta's hands, disqualifying him from the competition. By the next arc she's coolly backing up Wangnan against Cassano.
- Tsundere: With Viole, mostly because she is conflicted on whether or not it is right for her to be friends with a member of FUG when she is part of the Yeon family.
- Unskilled, but Strong: Her flames are claimed to be strong enough that not even Rankers could control them. Consequently, Yihwa can't control them. Hence, she became quite a Team Killer. She is slowly discarding the 'Unskilled' part.
- Vomit Indiscretion Shot: How Viole gets rid of a Puppeteer Parasite controlling her. It's messy.
- Woman Scorned: Played for Laughs. Later, a minor plot point.
A delivery boy who befriends Ja Wangnan.
- Alliterative Name: Self explanatory.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: Was very slowly beaten to death by Lurker, his ear shattering screams playing over the pockets of Ja Wangnan's team the entire time.
- Death Equals Redemption: Very his betrayal was somewhat terrible, it can be universally agreed that he did not deserve the death that Lurker gave him.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: spoiler: His death is as sudden as it is violent.
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: Lampshaded by Wangnan.
- Easily Forgiven: Wangnan held no grudge against him for his betrayal and understood why he did it. Sadly, Lurker kills him right afterwards anyway.
- Face-Heel Turn: Not really by choice, but still turned against Wangnan at a key moment in the game.
- Gory Discretion Shot:His death.
- Green Eyes: Emerald green.
- Headphones Equal Isolation: This highlights that he isn't really part of Wangnan's group.
- The Mole: He was blackmailed by Lurker.
- Nice Guy: Legitimately nice person just in bad circumstances.
- Shoot the Shaggy Dog: Was abandoned and beaten by his team, taken in by a nice old lady, than forced to constantly betray people to help pay off her resturant's debts. He ends up betraying Wangnan with the belief it would allow the restaurant's debts to be paid off completely, is quickly informed this is no longer the case, and is brutally murdered minutes later.
- Unusual Ears: He has animal ears.
Miseng is a Regular Wangnan and Baam met during the first part of the 20th Floor test. Wangnan'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.
- She's All Grown Up: She's still got some growing to do of course, but Miseng has noticebly matured by the time she reappears during the Hell Train chapters.
- 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. Since reappearing during the Hell Train chapters, though, She's All Grown Up. That said, she still wears outfits reminiscent of her Token Mini-Moe roots.
- Took a Level in Badass: Her much improved Scout skills allowed her to quickly determine Mirotic guardian's Achilles' Heel, allowing for its swift defeat.
Miseng's friend. An apparently reasonable woman with a mousy look.
- Brainy Brunette: See below.
- Exposition Fairy: Was the only one to identify the marks that Viole wear as those worn by slayers of FUG.
- Meaningful Name: Her name literally means "female high school student".
- Opaque Lenses: We have yet to see her eyes because of them.
- Team Mom: Clearly is one for Team Tangsooyook. Mothers Miseng and prevents Viole from indulging in his newly gained Sweet Tooth too much.
- Tomboyish Ponytail
- Twice Shy: With Horyang.
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.
- Anti-Hero: Most likely type III.
- Awesome McCoolname: Akraptor.
- Badass: Shortly after his introduction he enters Mêlée à Trois with Viole and Horyang. He manages to keep pace with them, for a while at least. What's more, he doesn't crumple facing Urek, even though he knew exactly how out of his league he was going in. (Well, not quite: he knew he was toast, just not who was grilling.)
- Blade on a Stick: His lance-umbrella.
- Cassandra Truth: When everyone was trying to suck up to Baam so he would choose them as his teammate, he started talking about his daughter, whom no one believed he had.
- Combat Pragmatist: Despite the clear threat of Viole he still takes the chance to "accidentally" aim at Horyang while the two are fighting.
- Face of a Thug: A milder case than most, but still.
- Hidden Depths: His attitude towards Miseng.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Votes to drop Miseng out of the team. As it turns out, he wanted her to be safe.
- Magic Knight: Bonus points for using a lance.
- The Nicknamer: Responsible for Horyang becoming "Teddy".
- Papa Wolf: Acts like this towards Miseng, and will extend it to include others in the group when they feel immature and fragile.
- Parasol of Pain: His Weapon of Choice.
- Token Evil Teammate: Subverted, despite his Face of a Thug and apparent callousness at first.
- Took a Level in Badass: One year after season 2 has seen Akraptor's power increases to the point that the beams he used to shoot from his spear/parasol have become large lasers worthy of Kamehamehadoken: Meets Mary Poppins.
- You Remind Me of X: Miseng reminds him of his daughter, which is why he wanted to get her safely out of the game.
Kang Horyang aka Beniamino Ilmar
A gargantuan Regular who entered the survival match, but took up Ja Wangnan's peace offer. He crushes hard on Goseng so that it is virtually impossible for Wangnan to beat anybody up. He fights using an odd colored iconographic wing that appears floating above his right shoulder, 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 Arm.
- Badass: Shortly after his introduction he enters Mêlée à Trois with Viole and Akraptor. 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 a 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.
- Put on a Bus: Due to Cassano taking his half of the devil.
- 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 Arm," 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. And, it's so blatantly obvious.
A loan shark working for Lurker Cash.
- Arc Villain: For the Trustworthy Room game.
- The Dragon: To Prince. Until his betrayal.
- Evil Is Petty: Fondles Yihwa while she is mind controlled.
- Faux Affably Evil: His affable demeanor is creepy instead of endearing.
- Green-Eyed Monster: Part of his motivation. He is deeply jealous of Prince.
- It's All About Me: He is willing to betray anyone, including Prince and Nya Nya.
- Kick the Dog: Killing Nya after he had outlived his usefulness.
- Loan Shark: Played straight.
- Not So Different: Tries to pull this on Wangnan. While he fails to convince Wangnan, it does help keep him from being force fed one of Ja Wangnan's Pokebombs.
- Sissy Villain: Flamboyant attire, and flower in his hair. Yeah, fits the bill.
- Smug Snake: His plan crumbles after he pushes several of the characters into Heroic Safe Mode.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Is it Lurker or Locker?
- The Chessmaster: plots against his boss in order to advance up the Tower.
- The Starscream: Betrays Prince.
- Treacherous Advisor: Initially seems subservient to Prince.
The son of the president of the company Lurker Cash.
- Arc Villain: For the Trustworthy Room game. Subverted, as he gets quickly ousted by Lurker and subsequently joins Team Tangsooyuk.
- Evil Is Petty: During his short period as a Jerkass he antagonized Viole just because he was stronger than him.
- 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 Trustworthy 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 developed 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: Get's a load of this after Lurker betrays him.
- 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: Really smug, but with nothing much to back it up.
- Spoiled Brat: His dad's a mob boss who cares for his son a lot.
- Took a Level in Badass: After one year of training, he's gained a much better melee game.
- 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 Arm", recruited by Prince's father to help Prince in the 20th Floor 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.
- Becoming the Boast: He is not the real Devil, but still can hold his own in a fight.
- Black Eyes of Crazy: Subverted. He has black sclera, but he is essentially just a mercenary.
- The Brute: Prince's. And then Lurker's.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: With Prince on the receiving end.
- Then he gets beaten by Horyang.
- Face-Heel Turn:Betraying Prince. Not that much of a face to begin with, but still.
- Fake Ultimate Hero: He is not the real deal.
- Faking the Dead
- Good Old Fisticuffs: Beats Prince with them.
- Hired Guns: He is a mercenary, hired by Prince's father to help him. As it turns out however, Lurker outbid him.
- Kung-Fu Wizard: Prefer to fights in close quarters using some kind of shinsoo reinforcement.
- Lightning Bruiser: Prince didn't know what hit him.
- Miles Gloriosus: He is NOT the real Devil of the Right Arm.
- Oh Crap!: When he realises the real Devil has found him. Oh crap indeed.
- Punch Clock Villain: He is not particularly malevolent, though ruthless.
- Small Name, Big Ego: While by no means weak in a fight, he is nowhere near the level of the real Devil.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Rapdevil or Lobdevil?
- Tron Lines: When he activates his right arm.
A Regular who teamed up with Lurker.
- Cheshire Cat Grin: Extremely wide and toothy.
- Know When to Fold 'Em: Is smart enough not to get in Wangnan's and Viole's way when they beat down Lurker.
- Punch Clock Villain: He seems to hold no particular ill will against anyone. When his team loses, he just leaves. However, as revealed in an omake, he did not leave fast enough to avoid Yihwa's wrath.
- Scary Shiny Glasses: Goggles, to be exact.
- Slasher Smile: His first appearance.
A fat elderly woman who takes kindly to Miseng because she wants to take advantage of her naivete.
- Adult Fear: Her attitude towards Miseng is just creepy.
- Eyes Always Shut: Though they open once Akraptor makes her mad enough. She ain't pretty.
- In-Series Nickname: Yoghurt Lady.
- Ring of Power: Her rings are actually wands which fire Shinsoo.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Yeongsuk or Yeonsook
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, basically 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 appearance, 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 Novick. The rest of his team forfeited.
- Retired Badass: Stopped being a Regular due to the 20th Floor Syndrome.note
- Super Speed: Extremely fast.
Fisherman of Aguero's new team. He was one of the five strongest E-rank Regulars, is from the same branch family as Koon Maschenny Zahard and he even knows several Maschenny shinsoo techniques.
- Always Someone Better: His defeat at Viole's hands did a number on his pride, and his experiences 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.
- Badass: Able to defeat Novick, and fight evenly with Anak.
- The Big Guy: Despite his small stature, he's the strongest fighter out of Team Koon, and was one of the top 5 E-rank Regulars before becoming D-rank.
- 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: Despite being a Fisherman, Ran's Spear Bearer position is ranked higher than his Fisherman position due to his powerful Lightning Spear techniques, which are extremely powerful for his level. This made him possibly the best Spear Bearer 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 emphasis 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 and Moontari.
- 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: This series has a tendency to use him to make others look stronger. Examples:
- He's played up and shown to be an enormous Badass only to make Viole's utter domination of him show how much stronger Viole is.
- He clashes with Mirotic and Moontari, to no avail during Revolution Road to hype up their power.
Spear Bearer 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.
- Always Someone Better: Ran surpasses him both as a Fisherman and a Spear Bearer.
- Badass: Shows how competent he really is during his fight with Ilmar and Cassano.
- Barrier Warrior: Apart from being a great Spear Bearer, he's also competent as fighting as a Fisherman using shinsoo walls to propel people into attacks.
- The Big Guy: Subverted. He is the biggest of the Aguero's new team, but Ran surpasses him in power.
- Blood Knight
- Comedic Sociopathy: Beating Dan.
- Dull Surprise: He only shows any emotion when he fights.
- Fatal Flaw: Overconfidence.
- Heroic Build: Very muscular.
- Hidden Depths: According to Word of God he is the best cook in his team.
- Jerk Ass: Severely beats Edin Dan so he can have a rematch with Ran.
- Kung-Fu Wizard
- Mr. Exposition: His first appearance.
- Overshadowed by Awesome
- Playing with Fire
- Spell My Name with an "S": Novick, Novik or Nobic?
- Red Eyes, Take Warning
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue to Ran's red, defying their color scheme.
- The Worf Effect: The biggest victim so far.
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 Spear Bearer of Aguero's new team. Resembles a giant canary.
- Blush Sticker
- Funny Animal
- Fuuma Shuriken: Carries one.
- Killed Off for Real: Michael poisoned him.
- Punny Name: His name means "chicken soup".
- Ridiculously Cute Critter
- Stock Ninja Weaponry: His giant shuriken.
- Token Non-Human
- We Hardly Knew Ye
Michael The Missionary
Medic and Wave Controller of Aguero's new team.
- Ambiguously Brown
- Dark-Skinned Blond
- Deadpan Snarker
- Eyes Always Shut
- The Medic: With some Deadly Doctor thrown in on the side to complete the package.
- The Mole: Apple's partner.
- Nice Guy: Seems to be the most friendly of the team.
- Nonindicative Name: Medic, not Missionary. And, a dangerous one, too: unless he suddenly whips out FUG pamphlets to post through the door, don't buy his shtick.
- Perpetual Smiler
- Stepford Smiler: He even smiles while poisoning Gyetang.
- Unmoving Plaid
CLICK FOR VERDI'S PET OCTOPUSAn 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.
- 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 miniature 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.
- Carrying the Antidote: And the antidote is the honey in the pot Vespa carries around.
- Satellite Character: People just know Vespa as that bee-person that joined Leesoo's team at some point.
A rather skilled Wave Controller who Team Tangsooyuk met during the 28th Floor Test. Quant Blitz's family relative, his skill was considered amongst the best in E-rank, and is thought to be mentally unstable.
- Ax-Crazy: Highlighted by the author in his intro.
- Ambiguous Gender: He looks male, and just about all fans refer to him as such, but Word of God is that Quaetro's gender will be confirmed later on, which has led to a lot of speculation.
- Butt Monkey: As a Blitz Family member, and thusly related to Quant, it was inevitable.
- Dark-Skinned Redhead
- Fiery Redhead: A bit crazier than the usual.
- Playing with Fire: Like all Blitzs.
- Psychopathic Manchild: One Word: Chirpy.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red to Chang's blue.
- Smug Super: Three baangs is awesome for an E-rank Regular, and he knows it. Then Viole showed him what true talent is.
Was one of the top 5 Regular E-ranks and a Fisherman who is described as "cold and violent". Like Quaetro, Chang took part in the 28th Floor Test.
- Badass Boast: Claims he could beat Viole, though he seems to be underestimating things.
- Eye Scream: Courtesy of Koon Aguero Agnis.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has a very big pair that forms a cross just under his right eye. Definitely not good.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue to Quaetro's blue.
The true "Devil of the Right Arm", 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.
- Face-Heel Turn: In one heck of a Wham Episode.
- One-Winged Angel: Like Horyang's. But his wing's on the left side and pointed downward. He now has both parts of the Devil inside him, after stealing Horyang's.
- No Sell: During their first fight, Hatsu couldn't even scratch him.
- Peek-a-Bangs: Left side, appropriately.
- Playing with Syringes: Along with Horyang, he was experimented on by the Workshop to turn him into a Living Ignition Weapon.
- Unwitting Pawn: The Emile app lies that Sophia doesn't really love him, which is likely why he is Jumping Off the Slippery Slope.
- We Can Rule Together: Offers Horyang to join him, but the latter refuses.
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.
- Alliterative Name
- Animal Eyes / Exotic Eye Designs / Hellish Pupils: Has slitted pupils.
- Cute and Psycho: Really, really nuts. She has since sobered up after her defection from FUG.
- Deliberately Distressed Damsel: Activated a trap to slow and distract Viole to prevent him from reaching the Hand of Alren on time.
- Heel-Face Turn: She is currently out of FUG and is a member of Koon's spare team alongside Ran, Novick, Dan and Beta.
- Mission Control: As a Light Bearer.
- Only in It for the Money: Does not seem to share FUG's ideology nor does she appear to have any grudge against Zahard, apparently she was just hired for the job rather than being a true member of the organization.
- Screw the Money, I Have Rules!: Though she does give up on the money once it looks like FUG has gone too far even for her.
- Unusual Ears: Has rabbit ears.
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 Hwa Ryun 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.
CLICK FOR REFLEJO'S REAL FACEAn E-rank Regular, and a member of FUG, that acts as a subordinate of Viole's team during the Workshop Battle saga. He is the de-facto leader of the team, and a minion of Poken, who is in turn 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
- and under that is a Nightmare Face
- 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 apparently 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.
- Improbable Weapon User: A giant pincer.
- In the Hood: Wears a hooded sweater.
- In the Hell Train chapters, he's hiding his face with a hooded cloak like the rest of Rachel's team, but you can tell it's him due to the orange hair.
- Mysterious Stranger: He's introduced as a character no one knows anything about, but plays a role working behind-the-scenes of the Workshop Battle.
- Redhead In Green: Wears an olive hoodie.
- Spell My Name with an "S": He's been described as Traveller, and Traveler. It's debatable if it's even his name.
An E-rank, Light Bearer, Regular, and the leader of the Mad Dog team that participated in the Workshop Battle. Ron, and the team, turn out to be affiliated with FUG in order to take the Slayer candidate role away from Viole.
- Beneath the Mask: Bright and cheery on the outside, devious and sinister on the inside.
- Blade on a Stick: Appears to be her weapon of choice. Whether or not it's actually a staff is up for debate.
- Blondes Are Evil/Evil Redhead: Kinda hard to tell which color it is, but it's still self explanatory.
- Eyes Always Shut: Classic example. She only opens her eyes when she's interacting with her inner persona.
- Evil All Along: Actually a member of FUG.
- The Leader: Of the Mad Dog team.
- Lured Into a Trap: As part of her FUG reveal where she tries to screw over Aguero and Leesoo's teams.
- Mission Control: As a Light Bearer for her team.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Varagarv's blue.
- Winged Humanoid: A pair of angel-like wings.
An E-rank Regular, and member of the Mad Dog team. Considered to be a "perfect warrior" as one of Baylord Yama's three 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-rank Regular, 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-rank Regulars. 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."
- Nigh-Invulnerability: Can have this power temporarily due to said item.
- 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.
CLICK FOR BETA'S REAL FACEA Regular similar to Horyang, and Cassano, who had been turned into an experimental Living Ignition 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.
- Badass: Beta really stepped up his game when the Hell Train chapters came along. Not only was he able to solo a couple of Ha Yura's followers, he was able to cause damage to the Mirotic guardian despite previous characters have been shown to fail.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Not only he is a Living Ignition Weapon experiment, he was forced to kill his friends during said experiments.
- Green-Eyed Monster: 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.
- And in Vol.2 Chapter 95, he finally gets a Shut Up, Hannibal! on his face.Baam:The reason you hated me wasn't for revenge...You just needed someone to hate.
- And in Vol.2 Chapter 95, he finally gets a Shut Up, Hannibal! on his face.
- Heel-Face Turn: Decides to join with Baam in the end. He is currently part of Koon's spare team along with Ran, Novick, Xia Xia and Dan.
- 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 all have some sort of connection to the Hell Train.
A D-rank Regular who had previously been on the Hell Train, and now serves as a shinsoo 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.
- Awesomeness by Analysis: He is skilled in analyzing the properties of a weapon, and thus easily takes down Hong Danhwa, who is wielding a powerful Ignition Weapon sword.
- Badass: His introduction shows off his abilities as he kills off a ticket hunter, and later takes down a member of the Hong family without breaking a sweat.
- Badass Teacher: Towards his two shinsoo students.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Performs one on a ticket hunter; killing him outright.
- Dark and Troubled Past: His last attempt on the Hell Train ended up with everyone on board, apart from his teammates Aka, Daniel, Sachi Faker and Roen being killed by a FUG Slayer candidate. Roen ended up being killed too.
- Number Two: To Baam for their Hell Train team.
- Really 700 Years Old: He has been on the Hell Train twice and his first attempt on the train was 600 years ago.
- Scars Are Forever: A scar on his left cheek.
- Student and Master Team: The master to his two students, Hanool and Felix.
- Weapon of Choice: Fights with a short needle.
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.
- In-Series Nickname: Doesn't help that Baam has decided to dub him "Mr. Fatty."
- 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 Ha Yura.
- 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 shinsoo 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.
- Put on a Bus: Unlike Hanool, Boro does not take Felix along with him to attempt to board the Hell Train again on the 37th Floor.
- 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 Ha Yura'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.
- Butt Monkey: Not at the same level as Hanool, but still not taken that seriously.
- Everything's Better with Sparkles: Sparkle effect when she's excited about something.
- Fangirl: Towards the idol singer, Ha Yura.
- Game-Breaking Injury: Injures her hands after taking the full power of the Crazy Ball from Ha Yura.
- Idol Singer: What Hana hopes to be in the future.
- In-Series Nickname: Being called "Train Crew" due to her previous work as train crewmen.
- Put on a Bus: After suffering a severe injury, she has to give up her Express Ticket to Hong Danhwa.
- The Smurfette Principle: Could technically be seen as the only true feminine one for Baam's Hell Train group as Felix comes off as more of a Tomboy.
- This Is Unforgivable!: Hana Yu takes it hard that Ha Yura treats her near-fatal attack on her like it was nothing.
- You Gotta Have Pink Hair: Self explanatory.
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 shinsoo usage in a one-on-one bet against Baam. Then we find out that her shinsoo mastery is only because she's carrying a support item that boosts her Shinsoo resistance. Her true combat capability is thus still unknown.
- Black Sheep: A lesser variant. Word of God has noted her to be a "weirdo" of the Ha Family, having skills outside her family's muscle power and, although her spec is good, it isn't like the original Ha Family style, like Yuri's for example.
- But for Me, It Was Tuesday: When Baam angrily chastises her for nearly killing her fan, she basically mentions that her fans are expendable.
- 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. As it turns out, he was part of Boro and Aka's previous Hell Train team when things fell apart for them.
- Badass: Defeated 99 Regulars on his own during his search for Hell Train tickets. He also stood strong against the Hell Train guardian, and can fight on par with Baam.
- Character Tics: Is always seen biting on what looks to be a stick. Him biting on the stick seems to be an indication of when he's lying.
- Fangs Are Evil: Self explanatory.
- Deal with the Devil: Knows full-well how dangerous Hoaqin is, but unseals him anyway under the promise to revive Roen.
- In the Hood: The second to reveal his face to the readers. All three of the newcomers were hidden at first.
- Mysterious Past: His introduction implies that he has had past experience on the Hell Train. That past experience being that he was part of Boro and Aka's previous Hell Train team when a FUG Slayer candidate massacred everyone on the train.
- Necromantic: He believes if he gets on the Hell Train, he can find a way to bring his teammate, Roen, back to life.
- Not Quite Dead: It was believed, by Boro and Aka, that he had died on a return trip to the Hell Train more than 200 years ago. Daniel even confirms this himself (although whether he was lying is debatable).
- Really 700 Years Old: He was part of Boro and Aka's Hell Train team 600 years ago.
- Soul Power: His special shinsoo control ability is one that utilises the 'living soul' and is a "living creature" that moves. As such the shinsoo can move as if it were alive and can seemingly move independently of Daniel's actions. Certain attacks are even worth a specific amount of people. May tie in to his seeming resurrection.
- 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.
- The Beastmaster: Can summon giant "Metalfish" to devour her enemies.
- Character Tics: Has a tendency to lick her lips when she's excited.
- Flight: Can fly.
- I'm a Humanitarian: Eats other people that she gets sick of dealing with.
- In the Hood: The first to reveal her face to the readers. All three of the newcomers were hidden at first.
- Holy Halo: Has an angel halo.
- Multicolored Hair: Blue highlights.
- Our Angels Are Different: Has all the details that makes her look like a heavenly angel at first glance... that is not the case at all.
- Sadist: She takes pleasure in watching others suffer. Add in her cannibalism gimmick, and you get the feeling that this woman is absolutely nuts.
- The Smurfette Principle: The female of Rachel's three new team members.
- Weapon of Choice: Fights with a trident that she can summon at will.
- Winged Humanoid: Has angel-like wings.
A D-rank Regular, and one of three newcomers of Rachel's team. Like Varagarv, he is one of Baylord Yama's three Mad Dog minions.
- In-Series Nickname: Similar to Varagarv, he is also called "Mad Dog."
- In the Hood: He is the last to reveal his face. All three of the newcomers were hidden at first.
- Mysterious Past: Has a past with Varagarv (the "Mad Dog" that was introduced in the Workshop chapters).
- The Quiet One: Compared to the other two new members, he doesn't talk much. His skirmish against Baam was the first time he was actually talking normally.
- Weapon of Choice: Appears to be some kind of jousting stick that he carries around on his back.
- We Will Meet Again: Disappointed that he had to cut his fight with Baam short in order to get on the Hell Train with the rest of Rachel's team. He calls out to Baam wishing for another fight aboard the train.
- Worthy Opponent: Knowing that Baam is FUG's Jyu Viole Grace, he considers Baam one.
The infamous Slayer candidate that massacred a bunch of Regulars on his first trip on the Hell Train, before being sealed in the train.
- BFS: A long claymore that comes with a spiked cross-guard. Looks particularly big considering his own size.
- Cool Crown: Wears a small white crown.
- The Dreaded: Ha Jinsung's condition for allowing Baam to face Hoaqin is to defeat the former first, implying Hoaqin is a Ranker level threat.
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: He is very androgynous to say the least. Hoaqin's appearance is such that people are still calling doubt to "his" gender due to gender neutrality being Lost in Translation.
- Expecting Someone Taller: Hoaqin is fairly short, which combined with pale skin and very feminine looks, does not help the ongoing debate regarding Hoaqin's gender. As a side note, while everyone else was kissing up to Hoaqin, this is the only thing Hwa Ryun took away from the encounter.
- Fantastic Racism: He appears to have a profound disdain towards Guides; although he does recognise their useful abilities.
- Light Is Not Good: His first appearance, he is extremely pale and white and glows amid darkness.
- Pintsized Powerhouse: Short, yet is both shown and regarded as a monstrously powerful Slayer candidate looked upon favorably by the FUG leadership, and who may or may not be an actual FUG Slayer in hiding.
- Really 700 Years Old: He is at least 600+ years old.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: Sealed parts of himself in the Train after massacring everyone on board, barring five Regulars.
- Shrouded in Myth: FUG doesn't divulge much information about him.
- Soul Power: According to Daniel, he controls souls and used his power to split his own into parts before hiding them in different places on the Hell Train. He also feeds on souls to make himself more powerful and to regain his strength.
- There Is No Kill Like Over Kill: What he's most infamous for to be considered such a threat.
A D-rank Regular who was part of Boro's previous Hell Train team, and is now leading one of the teams trying to board the Hell Train in the present. His group later joins forces with Baam after finding out about Rachel's plan.
- The Big Guy: Largest among the Hell Train Regulars.
- Dangerously Genre Savvy: Was one of the few people outside Baam's group that knew Ha Yura was hiding her real intentions.
- Dark and Troubled Past: He was part of Boro's group in the past when their team encountered a FUG Slayer candidate that massacred everyone on board the train. The two went their separate ways after that.
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: Oh dear god, yes. And the lips and outfit sure don't help. In fact, Beta regularly refers to him as a she, much to his annoyance. Unlike most examples, though, Aka is anything but pretty.
- Greed: Boro describes him to be a very greedy person.
- The Leader: Of one of the Hell Train teams.
- Playing with Fire: His abilities take on a fire element.
- Putting the Band Back Together: Aka goes looking for his old Hell Train teammate, Sachi, after learning about Daniel's objective to revive Roen using Hoaqin's power. The two reunite with Boro at the next Hell Train pit-stop.
- Really 700 Years Old: Considering he was there with Boro 600 years ago, this is a given.
A D-rank Regular that acts as Aka's second-in-command.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Blue-skinned.
- Badass: By using reverse-flow control, he took Koon Ran's attack without breaking a sweat when the latter came looking to pick a fight.
- Makes a quick mention that he's fought, and killed, other members of the Koon Family.
- Number Two: To Aka.
- The Rival: Developing one with Koon Ran.
- Undying Loyalty: To Aka.
- Weapon of Choice: A polearm.
A D-rank Regular that joined Ha Yura’s Hell Train team. Yura finds him to have the most potential of her teammates, and is the only one she reveals her true intentions to.
- The Chosen Many: Along with six others, he acquired his sword from his ancestors who previously slew a monster attacking their village, and had its power split amongst seven swords.
- Cooperation Gambit: Despite initial hostilities, he joins up with Boro and Hanool Kang in order to reunite with Yura.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Ended up on the losing end of one against Boro.
- In Universe Nickname: "Mr. Swordsman", and "Ha Yura fanboy", courtesy of Boro.
- Man in White: His clothes.
- Number Two: Becomes this to Ha Yura after she reveals her true goal of stealing the Hell Train with Rachel’s team to him.
- Shared Family Quirks: Shares a lot of similarities to Chunhwa, the Hong member introduced in the first season.
- Undying Loyalty: To Ha Yura.
- Weapon of Choice: A sword.
A D-rank Regular that was part of Boro, Aka, Sachi and Daniel's previous team who ended up getting killed on the Hell Train. In the current day, Daniel is trying to resurrect her using Hoaqin.
- Curtains Match the Window: Orange hair paired with orange eyes.
- Killed Off for Real: Died in the past aboard the Hell Train.
- Mission Control: She was a Light Bearer.
- Morality Chain: Can be seen as such for the above mentioned Hell Train team (particularly towards Daniel) in order to keep the team in line to the point of calling her teammates out if they did something wrong.
- My God, What Have I Done?: Roen is shaken up upon realizing that she killed one of her teammates aboard the Hell Train. Whether, or not, she was an Unwitting Pawn of Hoaqin is still up for debate.
- Posthumous Character: Her role in the story serves to motivate Daniel's actions in the current day.
A D-rank Regular that was part of Boro, Aka, Roen and Daniel's previous Hell Train team. Sachi reunites with Boro and Aka in the present after learning about Hoaqin's release.
- Curtains Match the Window: Red hair paired with red eyes.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Similar to the rest of his teammates, Sachi was there during Hoaqin's Hell Train massacre.
- The Dreaded: He is currently considered to be one of the three strongest D-rank Regulars.
- Eyepatch After Time Skip: In the flashback, he is still seen with both eyes. However, after finally appearing in the present, he is shown to have lost his left eye.
- Putting the Band Back Together: Convinced by Aka to board the Hell Train again after learning about Daniel's objective to revive Roen using Hoaqin's power. The two reunite with Boro at the next Hell Train pit-stop.
- Really 700 Years Old: Similar to the rest of his team, he was on the Hell Train 600 years ago.
A lizardman Regular trying to board the Hell Train. He hunts down, and kills, other Regulars who are possibly holding the needed ticket.
- Character Tics: Licks his lips when he's hungry for action.
- 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.
- Power Tattoo: The white markings on his body.
- Satellite Character: He was basically in the story just to show off Boro's strength to the reader.
- Small Name, Big Ego: He thinks just because he has Emily to provide him information he can ambush any Regular and take their tickets. Boro proves him very wrong.
- 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 (more specifically greatly lengthened life spans) is a specific reward for passing a Floor near the very end, so some very high Regulars also fit in with this.
- Badass: 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 the 134th Floor.
- Older Than They Look
- Really 700 Years Old: Some border on Time Abyss.
Yuri's Guide and a 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: One of the biggest worrywarts and borrowers of trouble in the whole Tower. Packs more punch than most.
- Expy: The Archer to Yuri's Rin, see her entry.
- Genre Savvy: And, not just about what Yuri is about to do. Comes with being a Guide.
- 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: Poor sod; he got saddled with one of the worst.
- 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.
- His higher ranking is most likely due to his influence as Chief Guide of Zahard Royalty.
- 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.
- Almighty Janitor: Despite being young, praised by most of his peers (even Smug Super Quant and Insufferable Genius Yu Han Sung) and revealed to be equal in power to a prodigy RED member Ren.
- Badass Lab Coat: Sooooooo white...
- Beware the Nice Ones: He may be the nicest of the 2nd Floor admins, but him being serious is enough to force Anak to back down and tell sore losers to fuck off.
- Clark Kent Outfit: He is ripped under that labcoat.
- Curtains Match the Window: Golden hair, and gold eyes
- Facial Markings: Two black dots on his face, one under each eye.
- Friend on the Force: He does not like how Irregulars and deviants are sorted out from the climb and is Baam and Aguero's go-to-person.
- Hartman Hips: In his first appearance. Downplayed later.
- Mission Control: His job as a Light Bearer.
- Mysterious Past: With Yuri Zahard.
- Neutral No Longer: When he quits his Test Administrator position to enter Wolhaiksong.
- Nice Guy: Of all the Rankers, he is the most decent. Except for that one time he made clear that "those who are not worthy, should FUCK OFF!" (And even that can be seen as him being nice, since he's trying to save their lives.)
- Precision F-Strike: See above.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Very, very much. Even after quitting, he's still on the trail of what happened and willing to help when he can.
- Shock and Awe: According to Word of God, he is capable of using shinsoo to generate electricity.
- Shout-Out: To Pikachu: Electric powers, dots on his cheeks. SIU said it was, so it was.
- Spell My Name with an "S": The name changes from Leo-ro to Lero-Ro.
- Super Senses: Hearing.
Cute but serious, the Administrator of the 20th Floor Test. He oversaw the Survival Round, the "World's Strongest Regular" challenge, and created the Trustworthy Room test for Viole. He has a "I do what I want type of attitude."
- Badass Adorable: Weird but fun and cute character design? Check. Incredibly powerful and awesome? Check.
- Baseball Episode: His fight with Viole including 2 giant pitching gloves, attacks like Straight Ball and Pitch Change-up, even the Trustworthy Room test for Viole is baseball themed.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: It's hard to take him seriously, at first.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He is a member of the Chicken Love Club.
- Cute Bruiser: Adorable looking, and very capable of kicking your ass.
- Dark and Troubled Past: His parents were killed by a FUG member.
- Flash Step: His Slider technique.
- Hidden Depths: Admits that Viole is incredibly talented, and gives him another chance despite his hatred of FUG.
- Lightning Bruiser: Is able to easily match Viole's speed, and greatly surpasses him in power.
- Non-Standard Character Design: Even in The Tower world, he looks a bit... Off.
- Pintsized Powerhouse: Very strong despite his size.
- Readings Are Off the Scale: Compared to the 20th Floor Regulars. And he wasn't even trying. Justified since he's a Ranker.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: When Wangnan interrupts his duel with Viole.
- Tricked-Out Gloves: His giant, hovering baseball glove.
- Unmoving Plaid: Subverted.
- Wingding Eyes: Filled with scribbles.
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 related to Quaetro. After being fired, he left with Lero-Ro to go to the 77th Floor and find Wolhaiksong.
- Ambiguously Brown: His skin is dark.
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Oh, sweet boxed baby chickens, is he ever. He just loves showing off to the "unworthy".
- Dark-Skinned Redhead: A Family trait, as it happens.
- Fiery Redhead: That one is in full effect.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Yup. Just about anything will set him off.
- Honor Before Reason: A very idiosyncratic take on this, but, yes. Diss Scouting and he'll come at you.
- Inferiority Superiority Complex: Hachuling likes to exploit this for fun.
- Innocent Innuendo: Due to a mistaken translation, Quant became his widely accepted English name. However SIU later showed his actual English name in a character profile later, meaning he's unfortunately named Qunt. Due to this being a somewhat offensive term (and fan inertia), the fan translators have continued to use Quant.
- I Was Just Passing Through: Towards Lero-Ro, even as friends.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: When he gives Baam hope to save Rachel during the Hide and Seek test.
- Large Ham: Lampshaded by Lero-Ro and Yu Han Sung during the Hide and Seek test.
- Man Child: Let's just say he really hates losing.
- Overshadowed by Awesome: He just isn't as awesome as he thinks he is and surrounded by others who outclassed him.
- Playing with Fire: His stat cards state he is very proficient in using fire shinsoo.
- Smarter Than You Look: Koon and Leesoo express surprise over Quant's perceptive judgements, having mistaken the latter being blinded by his hot temper or emotional immaturity for a lack of intelligence.
- Smug Super: Modesty really isn't his thing.
- Unwitting Pawn: In Yu Han Sung's schemes.
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 Shinheuh stored inside his body/suit and has the ability to control these creatures, especially aquatic ones, like the Bull. Moreover, the youngest/newest member of the RED.
- Badass Boast: His entire confrontation with Yu Han Sung boils down to that.
- Bald of Evil: From what we've seen of his actual face he appears to be this.
- The Beastmaster: He is an Anima.
- Blood Knight: Gets very... excited at the prospect of a good fight.
- Combat Sado Masochist: As seen in…
- Does T His Remind You Of Anything: His release of murderous feelings… homicidal orgasm?
- Eccentric Mentor: As Yuga. He wears a costume that makes him look like a rice ball with horns and a smiles made of mustard.
- The Faceless: We do not know what he truly looks like. Then again, You Don't Want to Know with Ren.
- Fatal Flaw: Pride.
- Inseries Nickname: Rice Ball.
- Sadistic Choice: Offers one to Androssi.
- Secret Police: RED.
- Slasher Smile: Has a VERY creepy smile.
- Smug Snake: Picks fights against people way above his skill level.
- Smug Super: His promotion to RED has made him a tad arrogant.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Len or Ren?
Yu Han Sung
The Test Administrator of the Floor of Test, second in command to 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.
- Agent Peacock: Dresses quite well.
- Almighty Janitor: Based on ability alone, he became ranked as a High Ranker. His power was even said to surprise the Vice-Commander of RED.
- Badass Boast: His entire confrontation with Ren boils down to that.
- The Beastmaster: He is an Anima.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Appears to be a Reasonable Authority Figure at first. The reality is quite different.
- The Chessmaster: Most of the events in season one can be traced back to his plotting.
- Curtains Match the Window: Yellow/Gold.
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: Very feminine looking, especially with his hair down.
- Inseries Nickname: Coffee Machine.
- Insufferable Genius: Called the "genius Wave Controller", and he is quite fond of his intelligence.
- Kick the Dog: Blackmailing Baam.
- Manipulative Bastard: Very good at making others play along with his schemes without them being aware of it.
- The Mole: He is a member of FUG.
- Mole in Charge
- Obstructive Bureaucrat: Has the authority and strength to do whatever he wants on the Floor of Test.
- Rapunzel Hair: Nobody thought that the Director was a GUY.
- Red Baron: Submerged Fish.
- Summon Bigger Fish: Pulls this on Ren and it is awesome. His epithet itself is the "Submerged Fish".
The Test Director of the 20th Floor, and Mule Love's superior. Similar to Yu Han Sung, he is a mole for FUG.
- Bling of War: His attire.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Is a member of Chicken Love Club.
- Code Name: Gusgus. Not that hard to guess.
- Da Chief: A rather mild example, but an example nonetheless.
- Evil Albino: Secretly a member of the terrorist organization FUG.
- Manipulative Bastard: Easily manipulates Love.
- The Mole: Secretly a member of the terrorist organization FUG.
- Mole in Charge: As a Test Director.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Not shown in battle, but his status as a Ranker and his appearance automatically earns him this.
- Technicolor Eyes: Has a red sclera and golden irises.
- White Hair, Black Heart
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. He seems genuinely concerned when he visits Viole on the 36th Floor.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Is loud, goofy and a bit dorky. He is also a High Ranker.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: See One-Man Army below.
- 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: According to Hon Akraptor, he is nothing like the FUG of his imagination.
- Had this attitude 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.
- Pragmatic Villainy: While he does indeed respect Viole, his leniency towards him is mostly a carrot and stick deal to keep him in the organization. In an argument with Karaka, he even states that he is ultimately devoted to his own plans and that allowing Viole to assemble his own team gives FUG more hostages to strongarm him with.
- Villain Has a Point: Karaka disobeys him and antagonizes Viole anyways, causing Viole to leave FUG.
- 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 clothes for every season, a habit which Viole doesn't know how to deal with.
- Took a Level in Kindness: Says he's changed a lot and no longer kills people from the 10 Great Families on sight.
- 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.
- A God Am I: His minion calls him god, and Hwa Ryun mocks this.
- By the Lights of Their Eyes: In his first appearance.
- The Chosen One: As a Slayer.
- Cool Mask: To hide his identity.
- Dragon with an Agenda: While he claims to have the same goal as his FUG superiors, he tries to enact schemes under their noses. Unfortunately for him, his superiors are also completely aware of his plans and try to Out Gambit him.
- How the Mighty Have Fallen: Ha Jinsung and Hwa Ryun seem to have this opinion of his current self, claiming that he is nothing but a shadow of his former self (in the way he acts rather than power level).
- The Dreaded: Made himself quite a reputation.
- The Faceless: Obviously.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: His antagonism towards Viole causes him to leave FUG, though Ha Jinsung has plans to make Viole rejoin.
- Reptiles Are Abhorrent: Scales on his mask add to his overall creepiness.
- Sinister Silhouettes: In his first appearance.
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.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He seems like an innocent Ranker at first, only to be discovered later on that he has been making black market deals behind the scenes.
- Blush Sticker: Permanately on his face, even during his Oh Crap! moment.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Effortlessly beaten by Urek Mazino.
- Eyes Always Shut: Classic example.
- Goggles Do Nothing
One of the Rankers accompanying Yuri Zahard and Evan Edrok. He is a member of the Wolhaiksong.
- Ambiguously Brown
- The Big Guy: He is over 4 meters tall.
- Blood Knight: Mark his words, he loves war.
- Dark-Skinned Blonde
- Drop the Hammer
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.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: Despite being Workshops benefactor, he works for FUG.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Performs one offscreen on Io and Punk after revealing his true intentions.
- Fish People: His character design is based on a catfish.
- Horned Humanoid: A pair of black horns.
- Red Baron: Grey Catfish.
- Sharp-Dressed Man: Quite a nice suit for a fish person.
- You Gotta Have Pink Hair: Self explanatory.
Grace Mirchea LuslecFeared 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 in climbing the Tower.
- 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.
- Red Baron: Heretic.
EvankhellThe 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 theTtower 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.
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Rank: 1The first Irregular (discounting Zahard himself, who technically entered as an Irregular but predates the Irregular / Regular system), a being mostly referred to as monster who brought chaos to the Tower under Zahard. He is an Axis, a mythical, god-like being.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: He vs anyone. Period.
- This is due to the fact that his status as an Axis means that nothing other than another Axis of greater power 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 brief 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 Axis 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 probably 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" Axis, 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.
EnryuRank: 2The second-strongest Ranker in the Tower, legendary for killing a Guardian (which had previously been considered to be impossible). 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 43th Floor without taking a test.
- Over Nine Thousand: Literally. Enryu is the only known person to handle over 9000 baangs of shinsoo. Most likely 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.
Rank: 4Urek is an Irregular that entered after Phantaminum and Enryu (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
ZahardRank: 3Technically not a Ranker anymore, but he was the first to reach the top Except the 'top', where one gets his position as a Ranker, is simply the 134th Floor - the highest Floor 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.
Arie HonRank: 5One of the warriors who accompanied Zahard during his conquest of the Tower, and founder of the noble Arie Family, the strongest family in the Tower. His Sobriquet White Sword refers to the White Oar, his sword that doesn't get hindered by dense Shinsoo.
- Always Someone Better: Urek Mazino. Despite having a similiar ranking (4th and 5th) the power gap seems to be huge.
- In-Series Nickname: White Sword.
- Master Swordsman: This is a no-brainer.
- Retired Badass: Stopped after Urek Mazino fought him.
- The Ghost
Yeon HanaThe 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 Battle, little else is known about him.
- Anonymous Benefactor: Aids Viole and the gang during the Workshop Battle for unknown reasons, allowing them to keep Viole and the Thorn as well as officially winning the Workshop Battle much to the chagrin of the organizers, 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, Madoraco, 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.
- 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:
- Amazon Brigade
- Action Girl, even Repellista kicks mental ass.
- Everything's Better with Princesses
- Praetorian Guard
- Royals Who Actually Do Something
Ha Yuri Zahard
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. Hailing from the Ha Family and the owner of the Black March and Green April, 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.
- 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.
- Action Mom
- Cute Monster Girl
- Defector from Decadence: Left the Zahard family to marry and have a child with her lover.
- Happily Married: Despite the constant complaints about Anak's father in the flashback she is shown in and their seemingly never ending arguing, Anak states her mom was happy.
- Lizard Folk
- Posthumous Character
- Pregnant Badass
- Rebellious Princess: Went against the most powerful organization in the entire Tower to marry and have a child.
- Retired Badass
- Tsundere: Shows signs of Type A in a flashback, wherein she spends most of it bemoaning her marriage and insulting her husband, but it's fairly obvious she loves the man. Anak states the only bad thing that ever happened to her mother was his death.
Koon Maschenny Zahard
Another Half-sister of Koon Aguero Agnis. She is the owner of one of the 13 Month Series, Yellow May, and is 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. She is also from the same branch family as Ran.
- The Ace: She's a High Ranker, is Koon Eduan's favourite child and was also one of the princesses that helped to take down Enne Zahard.
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Extremely haughty, and has the balls to demand that Yuri hand over the Black March because she was, 'only a novice.'
- Big "Shut Up!": To Repellista's guards.
- The Ojou
- The Proud Elite
- Shock and Awe: She is the creator of the Lightning Spear techniques.
- True Blue Femininity
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair
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.
- Brother-Sister Incest: Rumor has it. (Though they are only half-brother and sister)
- Incorruptible Pure Pureness: To Aguero at least.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: The tips of her hair are blue.
Jaina Repellista Zahard
The Hikkikomori Princess. Locked up in her Lighthouse (the Opera no less), 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. She has not climbed the Tower, has no interest in climbing the Tower and thus isn't a Ranker and has no rank.
- Awesome McCoolname
- Big Brother Is Watching: Not a malevolent example, but she uses her Lighthouse 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.
Adori ZahardThe golden haired, beautiful Princess who also happens to be the strongest and highest ranked active non-Irregular in the Tower.
- The Ace: Adori is a High Ranker, the strongest active Princess and she also possesses the Golden November, the only S-ranked weapon of the 13 Month Series.
- Asskicking Equals Authority: She is the captain of Zahard's Royal Guards.
- Badass: She was able to easily defeat a highly ranked Ranker whilst she was still a Regular and, before the Enne Zahard incident, she overwhelmed Garam Zahard despite having only recently become a Ranker at the time.
- Even the Girls Want Her: She has a multitude of male and female fans due to her golden hair and beautiful face.
- The Magnificent: Adori was given the nickname "Killer Whale" since Killer Whales are the strongest Shinheuh in the Tower.
Eurasia Enne ZahardAn infamous Zahard's Princess that was sealed in an unknown place, alongside her 13 Month Series weapon, after going insane. Also the daughter of Eurasia Blossom and Po Bidau Gustang.
- Ax-Crazy: After receiving the Colourless December, she turned into this. She would pretend to be pacifistic and then attack in anger and even killed others for no reason.
- Broken Ace: Enne is a High Ranker and is tied with Adori Zahard as the strongest Princess and non-Irregular in the Tower. She is also one of four Princesses in-universe that have possessed more than one 13 Month Series weapon at a time.note She just so happens to also be insane.
- Badass: After Zahard put out an order for her (and Garam Zahard's) capture, she decided to go on the run instead of hiding (like Garam). She knocked down Zahard's men and killed many of the Rankers who chased her, including two other Princesses; overall it took a whole host of Rankers and several Zahard's Princesses (including Maschenny Zahard) to capture her. There's even a rumour that Zahard himself interfered.
- Lamarck Was Right: Enne is the daughter of Eurasia Blossom and Po Bidau Gustang, two of the 10 Great Warriors and also two of the most powerful Wave Controllers in the Tower. She is ranked higher than both of them.
- Red Baron: Great White Shark.
- With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: She went insane after receiving the Colourless December, a 13 Month Series. Because the Colourless December was also sealed, due to its sentient half being in a maniacally psychotic state, it's unknown whether the weapon caused Enne to go insane or vice-versa.
Beings that lived in the Tower long before it had been populated by Zahard and other races. Each Guardian is a supreme ruler of their own Floor, and merely accepts the Rulers 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 initially 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 master blacksmith, Ashul Edwaru, and 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 Month 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).
Silver JanuaryCurrently carried by An Zahard.
White FebruaryGranted to an unknown Princess who was killed by Eurasia Enne Zahard when she went berserk. Currently in the possession of Zahard himself.
CLICK FOR BLACK MARCH'S SPIRITOriginally 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 after a wager and used by Androssi in the fight against Ren. Yuri interferes in said fight, drives Ren away and takes back Black March.
- Rapunzel Hair
- Christmas Cake
- Put on a Bus: Yuri took Black March away at the end of the Submerged Fish Hunt Test, and it hasn't been seen since.
Green AprilAnak's -Actually her mother's- 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.
- Improbable Weapon: A hook?
- Morph Weapon
- Put on a Bus: Yuri took Green April away along with Black March at the end of the Submerged Fish Hunt Test, and it hasn't been seen since.
- Slasher Smile: One of the few things we see it do◊.
Yellow MayCurrently carried by Koon Maschenny Zahard.
Luminous JuneTranslates as 'Luminous Sixth Moon', one of 3 in the 13 Month Series to not have a specific color. Currently carried by Alphid Zahard, confirmed to be a sword.
Indigo JulyCurrently one of two Series weapons carried by Garam Zahard, first Princess to possess two of the 13 Month Series, acquired by killing fellow Princess Yuram Zahard.
Blue AugustSecond of two Series weapons carried by Garam Zahard.
Dark SeptemberTranslates as 'Ninth Moon of Darkness', one of 3 in the 13 Month Series to not have a color. Unknown attributes and whereabouts.
Red OctoberConfirmed to be a sword, currently carried by Arie Hagipherione Zahard.
Golden NovemberCurrently carried by Adori Zahard, currently highest ranked active Princess of Zahard and joint highest ranked non-Irregular alongside Enne Zahard (ranked 7th in the Tower).
- One Of These Is Not Like The Others: The only S-ranked weapon among the 13 Month Series.
Colorless DecemberTranslates as 'Twelfth Moon of Nothingness/Emptiness', one of 3 in the 13 Month Series to not have a specific color. Used by Eurasia Enne Zahard, joint highest ranked Princess and non-Irregular alongside Adori Zahard (ranked 7th in the Tower).
- Only the Chosen May Wield: The weapon is rumored to drive the wielder insane if they are not it's destined wielder.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: Sealed along with Enne when she went berserk.
- With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Rumored to have caused Enne's madness. The spirit of the weapon went insane along with Enne, causing it to be sealed along with her.
Rainbow UndecimberThe 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. However it does more or less confirm that he isn't an Irregular.
- Big Guy
- Black Knight
- Blood Knight
- Curb-Stomp Battle: In the first test on the Second Floor, he and Androssi killed 297 other Regulars within 30 minutes.
- He Who Must Not Be Heard: It's unclear if he can speak at all, though he does have an incredibly creepy laugh.
- Meaningful Name: "Ahkryeong" means "evil/malicious spirit" in Korean.
- Names to Run Away From Really Fast: See above.
- One-Man Army
- Spell My Name with an "S": Akryung or Aek-Ryun
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.
- TheAnnouncer/TheHost: For the Workshop Battle.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Both end up on the receiving end of one to Madoraco near the tournament's conclusion.
- The Dividual: Their role in the story is virtually the same.
- Expy: Considering their appearance, names and musical theme, one can be forgiven to mistake them as Daft Punk.
- Faceless Goons: You never actually get to see their faces.
- Hidden Depths: Shown to both actually be very good guitarists.
- Improbable Weapon User: Guitars.
- Married to the Job: Appear to love their job in the Workshop as it gives them a chance to further their research.
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 Cassano. 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 Horyang, Cassano, 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 Cassano. It wasn't until Viole spoke with her that she finally realizes that what made Horyang and Cassano happy wasn't being given power, but her affection.
CLICK FOR SPOILERA popular chat program in the Tower, introduced on 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 potentially knows the answers to everything, she needs to be fed the 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 stationed at Train City. The guardian acts as a defensive system to keep Regulars from boarding the train before the appropriate time.
- Ambiguous Gender: Implied to be male, but since it's not a real person, it's up for debate as to whether it was programmed to be a male.
- Badass: Held its own against Koon Ran, Daniel Hatchid (before the latter forces the guardian out of commission) and even a group of powerful D-rank Regulars.
- Beam Spam: Its main means of attack seem to be firing spears of shinsoo at enemies.
- Black Cloak: Its clothes.
- Guardian Entity: Programmed to guard the entrance of the Hell Train.
- Projected Man: An illusion created to look like a humanoid.
- Handy Remote Control: And can be activated/deactivated through the simple click of a button on a remote control designed specifically to control the guardian. Both Daniel Hatchid, and Ha Yura, have one.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Baam gets a brief glimpse when he bypasses Mirotic.
- The Stoic: Always has the same calm expression.
- The Quiet One: Only spoke once to threaten Ran's team, hasn't spoken a word since.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Kind of a mix of blue-and-green, but still self explanatory.