Saving the girl he loves, by sacrificing himself Sahu pushes the girl he loves out of the way of on coming truck and is killed. But Sahu has a second chance to life, and to tell the girl he loves how he feels, but unfortunatelyhe has to do all that as a zombie. And now he's trying to survive in a stone jungle, believing that one day he will sing for the world.Wake Up Deadman is Korean Webtoon by Kim Yong-hwan, who is also the author of A Fairytale for the Demon Lord.The English version is scanlated at here .
Despair Event Horizon: Skull's past. Having come back from the dead as a zombie, his best friend welcomes him with open arms only to betray him later to the police. When he goes to see the girlfriend he came back for, he finds her in with another man. He kills her out of anger.
Dissonant Serenity: The doctor tends to act quite cheerfully at some quite inappropriate times. Hogan-Ajeossi comments that Doc treats picking over corpses for zombie parts is most like grocery shopping to the good doctor.
Made of Iron: Zombies are much more resilient than normal humans and can take a lot of damage. They don't heal naturally though, so they can be destroyed, and over time they can fall apart.
Special mention to German Pincher, who's very tough and resilient even for a zombie and was able survive a headshot, a grenade explosion, a sword stab through the head by Skull and multiple gunshots wounds.
Pet the Dog: German Pincher takes care of Ju-Hyeon after Sahu left her, and becoming her caretaker. He insists that he's taking care of her only because she's a human not zombie, but after he grows to care for her he admits privately he would prefer she become a zombie so her life can continue without suffering.
He also spared the hanged zombie girl. He makes clear that his mercy will not last should she ever free herself.
Please Don't Leave Me: As Sahu and Skull board the train to leave the city, Ju-Hyeon chases after the train desperately begging him Sahu to stay with her in her last days. They stayonboard.
Vitriolic Best Buds: Despite how Sahu and Skull tend to treat each other, they sincerely care for each other.
The Woobie: Sahu, Skull, Ju-Hyeon, German Pincher all of them have had decent lives before everything went to hell for them.
What the Hell, Hero?: Sahu get's it from German Pincher for leaving Ju-Hyeon to board on a train to the city.
You Can't Go Home Again: Fate that awaits everyone unfortunate to turn into a zombie. Since they are hated and feared by living humans they can never return to homes and lives they had prior to transformation. And are forced to live in hiding as they are hunted down by humans that want to kill them.
You Remind Me of X: At one point Skull comments that Sahu reminds him of himself in his younger days. Skull stays with Sahu to keep Sahu from suffering the same tragic fate, and to keep Sahu from falling into the same despair Skull once did.