What you see is...kinda the story. Its also got bullying...lots, and lots, of bullying.
Song Jae Gu is a down on his luck middle school graduate who works hard to scrape a living at a local car wash and care for his two younger siblings despite the absence of their parents (death for the father and abandonment by the mother). He must now either end his education there and work full time or go to school somewhere for free.His ray of hope appears when Wild's High, a private all-girls high school where extracurricular activities are compulsory and almost always involve martial arts, suddenly decides to become a co-ed institution to cultivate their students as women as well. Jae Gu ends up the only male applicant and is offered a full scholarship if he chose to attend. Despite his rough start, where he starts off on the wrong foot of Kuudere Yoon In Gyi, The Queen (the strongest of Wild's High), by spilling coffee all over her clothes, his story at Wild's High begins.Girls Of The Wild's is a Korean Webtoon by Zhena, artist of Nineteen, Twenty-One, and writer HUN.
Provides examples of:
Accidental Pervert: Song Jae Gu asks where Queen is, and bursts into the women's shower room without thinking to LOOK where he's going.
Adult Fear: Jae Gu has been raising his younger siblings for years, after the death of their father and abandonment of their mother. He absolutely freak out when they get food poisoning from spoiled sushi, carries them to the hospital barefoot, crying the entire way. By the time he makes it to the hospital, his feet are so cut up he is leaving large bloody footprints wherever he goes and still is more concerned with his siblings then getting his feet bandaged.
Adults Are Useless / Police Are Useless: When Kim Hye Shin's brother realized the bullies weren't phased by the cops, and were in fact happy that he got in trouble too, his hope of "pacifying" them started to fade.
Amazon Brigade: The whole premise of the comic, really. But specifically, the W.G. - Wild's Guard.
Beauty Is Never Tarnished: With a cast of mainly females in a fighting comic, fights can be downright brutal and the girls sure don't come out of hard fights looking pretty. Played for Laughs as well, if one of the cast gains an amusing injury, or Dal Dal and Moon are arguing.
Beware the Nice Ones: In a school centered around various sport competitions and is the host site for the Wild Tournament - the most premiere amatuer tournament in the country - nearly anyone who is nice can certainly afford to be.
LeeGoSeul. She's the least likely person to be a master in Chinese Wushu and have slight Blood Knight tendencies (when prodded), specially given her usual geeky bespectacled look and clumsy behavior.
Gets taken a step farther when she has to off those 'geeky glasses'. Fighting with her glasses on is Go Seul being nice. Since she can't see her opponent's expressions with her glasses off, she is no longer afraid to hit them and therefore, doesn't gauge the strength of her strikes.
Driver Park too. He's the Eyes Always ShutCool Old Guy that acts as Queen's chauffeur (he doesn't seem that old, though). But when some idiot comes by the car wash and treats Queen like she could be a hooker, all she does is say Park's name and he pulls a gun on the idiot's ass, eyes wideopen.
Wild's Principal, Lee Pal Bong. He's short, balding, and incredibly unassuming. He is also a retired pro boxing champion, undefeated with 48 wins over the course of his career, 38 of them KOs. Nickname: Beolgyo's Nuclear Fist. Harm one of his students and he will destroy you.
Broken Pedestal: Kim Hye Sung to Kim Hye Shin, as he became a cowardly recluse. He did so because the bullies he tried to pacify threatened to stalk his family. They implied were going to target Hye Shin and since she has no idea why her brother changed, it appears that his tactic worked]].
After his defeat at the hands of Jae Gu, Han Gyul isn't even considered a threat anymore.
Clingy Jealous Girl: Dal Dal, by miles. Any female on friendly terms with Jae Gu is enough to set it off in her.
Comically Missing the Point: In the very first chapter, Jae Gu falls into Queen and spills coffee all over her. She demands he replace her clothes, valued at 150 and 130 (speaking in terms of 10,000 Won, which is common in Korea). She meant 2.8 million Won (about $2,500). He gives her 280 Won (about 25 cents). Queen is so shocked that she just stands there staring at the money.
Cool Big Sis: Lee Moon Young tries to act like this towards Jae Gu, although after a while, she would prefer that he would fall for her.
Curb-Stomp Battle: Too many to list seeing as virtually all the female students compete in professional-grade fights and tournaments and therefore, are all well-trained fighters. Many who fight against an S-ranked Wild High student end up on the receiving end of this. Queen, being the badass of the entire school, is very prone to handing them out to anyone. Her rivals, Choi Dal Dal and Lee Moon Young are also very capable of handing them out as well.
Kim Ho Pae gives one to Park Junghyun, the previous year's runner-up. Then he gets one courtesy of Lee Moon Young. She also gives his men a group version too. The next day, Kim Ho Pae gets one again courtesy of Queen in the official match, lasting a total of a 2 kicks and a punch.
Any matter that involves the ladies of the Wild Guard - the Wild High School Disciplinary Group.
Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Choi Dal Dal showing why she's an S-Rank. Also Lee Go Seul is a very unassuming, twintail, glasses-wearing, world-class Wushu practitioner.
Defrosting Ice Queen: Yoon In Gyi. Bonus points for actually being called "Queen". Of course, she wasn't so much an Ice Queen as she was simply socially awkward and unsure how to act around boys.
Disappeared Dad: Jae Gu's dad got sick soon after his siblings were born, so he took a large part in caring for them. Two years later, his dad passed away and his mother, overwhelmed by the situation, left one day and never came back.
Does Not Like Women: Jae Gu at the start of the series, since the only women who played a significant role in his life up until then was his mother, who he hates for abandoning him and his siblings, he had a pretty bad opinion on the whole female gender.
Driven to Suicide: Jae Gu was very much close to this in the beginning of the series and admits the only thing that made him want to keep living at that point is the need to care for his brother and sister.
Dude Looks Like a Lady: Choi Kang Rok, the middle school-aged boy who earns Jae Gu's respect by fighting off his bullies. Observe what happens when Dal-Dal compares Jae-Gu's body to his.
Easily Forgiven: A source of stress for Jae Gu is the knowledge that if his mother returns, his siblings will probably forgive her right away and he would rather she never come back. Recent events imply one of the reasons she might not have returned yet is because of how Jae Gu feels.
For the Evulz: Han Gyul really doesn't seem to HAVE a motivation other than to be a Jerkass for fun, especially when he gives Jae Gu's siblings food poisoning.
Fragile Speedster: Choi Dal Dal, trained in taekwondo, is this, not because she cannot take hits, but because she lacks the stamina vis-a-vis other high-class fighters.
Freudian Excuse: Both the Queen and Jae Gu hate the opposite sex for various reasons. Jae Gu hates woman and sees them as monsters because his mother walked out and abandoned him and his siblings after their father's death. The Queen hates men and sees them as liars because the boy she liked in grade school blew her off because she dressed up as a boy. When he later learned she was rich in middle school, he tried to woo her by claiming he did like her, which only led her to beating him up since she knew what he really wanted.
Future Loser: Of the three bullies who tormented Kim Hye Shin's brother, one is jobless (apparently Korean colleges and human resources take detentions seriously, especially if you have them every day) and another is a barely competent delivery guy (they haven't found the third one yet but he'll probably be extremely destitute or undeservedly successful). However, the gangster guy points out that while they aren't exactly living the way their facebook pages suggest, they aren't paralyzed with fear and shame either.
Jossed, apparently the last one, the leader of their little torture group is apparently in with some kind of gang, if his suit and tie/shades are any indication.
Genre Shift: Interestingly, this manhwa started off looking like it was going to be a harm genre fanservice comic, but then the Panty Shots vanished like five chapters in and we started getting far more Shirtless Scenes from the guys than up-skirts from the girls.
Green-Eyed Monster: Han Gyul, after seeing Jae Gu in passing and somehow coming to the conclusion that Jae Gu is responsible for the boredom in his life, follows him around and sees him training, as well as working with his friends at the car wash. He spends the entire time trying to convince himself that Jae Gu still has a terrible life, but eventually realizes that he's incredibly jealous of him.
Go Karting with Bowser: Kim Ho Pae is rather friendly with Jae Gu and Kim Hye Sung when he's not trying to antagonize everyone at Wild's High.
Heir Club for Men: Queen had been training all her life to take over her family's company, and then her brother was born. She's surprisingly okay with it.
Hikkikomori: Kim Hye Shin's older brother, to her annoyance. He used to be a boxer and stood up to a gang of bullies, who then kept coming after him despite losing every single time. After he saw that almost getting arrested had zero effect on them and they implied they were going to target his sister (and may have given his mother a concussion by dropping a vase on her), he became a paranoid wreck who stayed on the internet all the time to monitor the bullies' social network pages.
Jae Gu in his fight with Kim Ho Pae. It doesn't end well.
Hypocrite: Kim Ho Pae for telling Lee Moon Young not to get ahead of herself because she used a "petty trick" in the first few seconds of their match, when earlier, he sucker-punched Song Jae Gu without even waiting for the bell to ring. Not to mention near the end of the match, he tries to knock her out with a chair in the corner of the ring, only to get his ass thoroughly handed to him. His Mooks are no better, calling out the main cast for their supposed arrogance while boasting about how badass their group is. Guess how that turned out.
Han Gyul tries to make Jae Gu feel bad for humiliating him by beating him in a fair fight, conveniently disregarding all the unprovocated bullying Han Gyul has put Jae Gu through.
I Am Not Left-Handed: Lee Seub Seul, the elder sister of Lee Go Seul, is a member of the Kendo Club and enters her fight without the benefit of a weapon specifically for use in the tournament. When her opponent calls her out, she attacks swiftly with bare-hand techniques, knocking her to the ground. She then reveals that the one who trained Lee Go Seul in Wushu was her.
Idiot Ball: Kim Ho Pae and his mafia. He gets better. Sorta.
Kim Hye Sung's bullies.
Ignored Enemy: After the tournament, Hwang Jae Oh at the car wash as Moon Young and Dal Dal are spying on Queen and Jae Gu - he gives up and hunkers down with them to spy.
And AGAIN in the very next chapter when he starts boasting that he's going to beat Queen, and the driver hollers at him to move his bike.
At this point, its pretty much a running gag that Hwang Jae Oh is completely ignored in any scene he is in.
I Never Said It Was Poison: Played differently. Lee Mi Nam catches Han Gyul on this, stating that Jae Gu never said anything about his siblings getting food poisoning, which proves to not be much of an issue since Lee Mi Nam believes Han Gyul when he denies having intentionally poisoned them.
Informed Ability: Sadly, since technology has not advanced to the point we can taste Dal Dal's cooking through the screen, we'll have to take Moon Young's word for it.
Made of Iron: Jae Gu, due to all the times he's been beaten up by people like Han Gyul.
Men Are Tough: Moon constantly points out that being a man makes you pretty lucky, since on the physical and biological level, a man can have a bigger build and more muscle mass on average then a female, but it is also shown that because they train so much more, the female cast is typically much stronger and more skilled then your average male fighter.
Missing Mom: And a very serious case of one, for Jae Gu's family. She went missing voluntarily, abandoning her children to their luck.
Morton's Fork: The first fight of the tournament pits Dal Dal and Moon Young against each other.
Mr. Fanservice: Jae Gu is both a straight example and an in-universe one, especially after he begins his training. At one point he goes to wash his face, noting how he's never sweat so much before in his life, lifting up his shirt to wipe his face off, revealing his abs. Then the panel pans out to reveal that all of the girls are staring at him, blushing and smiling.
And the very next frame shows all the girls taking out their cellphones to take photos.
Never My Fault: Han Gyul has a bad habit of taking advantage of people and hurting them while never realizing that he's in the wrong. He even tries to blame Jae Gu for the lack of stuff to do aside from training in his life, rather than the fact that he's a delinquent who likes to mooch off of other people.
No Social Skills: Wild's girls do not know how to talk to men when it doesn't involve fighting them. This basically kicks off the whole plot of the series as the school Principal wants them to learn said skills rather than just learning to become fighting machines, which leads to Jae Gu being the first male student admitted.
Obfuscating Stupidity: The Queen's little brother. Don't let his lack of patience and childish demeanor fool you, he's actually a very capable fighter.
Oh Crap: Hwang Jae Oh when he realizes there's more to Lee Mi Nam than he initially thought.
Han Gyul, in chapter 26. Thinking that the Wild's girls at Jae Gu's house can't attack without getting expelled, he's set to attack Queen for being humiliated previously. Queen just calls up her secretary as she shuts the gate behind her. The look on his face when he overhears this:
Queen: "...I believe a little something may happen soon... and I'd like to ask you to clean up for me. If you don't... I may get injured."
Secretary: "Don't worry! As long as it's not murder, I'll be able to take care of it!"
Poisonous Friend: Seems like it's shaping up to be Han Gyul for Lee Mi Nam.. Lee Mi Nam doesn't seem to be a bad guy at all, but you have to question his judgement when Actual Pacifist Jae Gu charges into their classroom, tries to pound Han Gyul with a full chair/desk assembly, and when that doesn't work tackles him to the ground, screams that he's going to kill him, and probably would have if he hadn't been stopped. After all that, Lee Mi Nam (and the rest of Goo Ra, for that matter) make absolutely no effort to even ask Jae Gu what his beef is, and Lee Mi Nam STILL unquestioningly believes Han Gyul isn't at fault. Why? Because Han Gyul SAID he isn't at fault.
Promotion to Parent: Jae Gu, after his mother abandons him and his siblings before the start of the story. Played realistically, as Jae Gu struggles constantly to just feed his siblings and is extremely stressed out and worried about their health and wellness. They are also more important to him than his own health and wellness and harming them is a verybadidea
Revenge Before Reason: Kim Ho Pae and his mafia aren't listed under Idiot Ball for no reason. Despite their side being at a clear disadvantage, it seems that every time they get offended, their first response is to resort to violence and intimidation, even if it is clear as day they have ZERO chance at coming out on top.
Rich Bitch: Queen comes off as this at first as one of Jae Gu's utterances brought up some unpleasant memories.
Rich in Dollars, Poor in Sense: Queen again. She commissioned winners of architectural prizes to design and decorate the male showers. She doesn't even like it after completion, partly because it lacks the clawfoot bathtub she wanted.
Running Gag: "Wild's medical doctor Jun Soomin, Wild's 25th year graduate 4-time Hapkido champion. After mending the bones of the fighters that she broke herself, she entered medical school. She begins to recall that fabulous past..."
Shown Their Work: A subtle but impressive one by the author in chapter 51, with Han Gyul's elbow strike. The fight appears to be using slightly modified MMA rules, and the 12-6 elbow strike he used (elbow starts high, in the 12 o'clock position, and strikes vertically downward to the 6 o'clock position), is in fact illegal in current MMA competition, where most other elbow strikes are legal.
Also, the attire worn by certain men when Queen is in Dubai.
Sleep Cute: after Jae-Gu's tournament victory against Han Gyul, he gets so exhausted that he falls asleep. Moon Young and Dal Dal, who have been tending to his bruises, for some reason also fall asleep next to him.
Small Name, Big Ego: Everybody from Goo Ra, with the possible exception of Lee Mi Nam. Special note goes to Kim Hye Shin, who got torn apart by Queen in the first chapter in a fight where Kim Hye Shin had even stacked the rules in her own favor, but keeps posturing and screeching that it was all a fluke and she'll beat Queen easily.
None of the Goo Ra crowd has won a fight against Wild's High on panel yet, but they all are completely convinced every one of their defeats was an accident and they are the best fighters in the world.
I Am Not Left-Handed: Turns out Lee Mi Nam was holding back in their first encounter, because he knows how dangerous Boxing can be outside of sanctioned events.
Played straight with Park Junghyun, the runner-up in the previous year tournament against a newcomer. Later, Park was noted by Moon Young, her previous trainee, to be out of practice after a year of retirement.