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* FreudianExcuseFreudianExcuse: Tae Sung is always looking for approval from his stepmother.

* MommyIssues: Tae Sung is always looking for approval from his stepmother.

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[[caption-width-right:300:Hong Mo Ne, Hong Tae Sung, Moon Jae In, Shim Gun Wook, Hong Tae Ra]]

South KoreanDrama first broadcast in May 2010, consisting of 17 75-minute episodes. Also called "Bad Guy" in some venues. Have a lot of resemblance with 2002 Fuji TV drama Sora Kara Furu Ichioku no Hoshi (空から降る一億の星; lit. One Million Stars Falling from the Sky.)

The plot is a typical twisted SoapOpera, where a forgotten family member plots the downfall of a rich but corrupt family living in Seoul.

Shim Gun Wook was first adopted then abandoned by the powerful Hong family, who own the Hae Shin Corporation, a development and construction company. Twenty years after he was left at an orphanage, he is now a cunning {{Chessmaster}} and plans to [[PayEvilUntoEvil destroy both the company and the family]].

Moon Jae In is a young independent art consultant working with the matriarch of the family to open a new art gallery, who is also [[PromotionToParent raising]] her [[BrattyHalfPint sister]]. She becomes an unwitting pawn in Gun Wook's schemes.

Hong Tae Ra was born as the first daughter in the chaebol family. She has never said no to her parents and went through an arranged marriage, living her life like the typical upperclass housewife.

Hong Mo Ne is the youngest Hong daughter, who missed being pushed into an arranged marriage when it's discovered her fiance is having an affair with an actress.

Hong Tae Sung is the son adopted after Gun Wook was abandoned. He is the younger son, rebellious and angsty.

Hong Tae Gyun is the older brother, who is secretly involved in stock manipulation.

The DeathByOriginStory begins when Chae Sun Young falls from a high-rise building to her death in the first minutes of the first episode. It turns out she is Gun Wook's ChildhoodFriends from the orphanage, and Tae Sung's girlfriend.


!The series contains examples of:

* AbusiveParents: Throwing a child out in a thunderstorm is rather extreme, but there it is.
* ArrangedMarriage: The older sister of the rich Hong family, Tae Ra, was married to the heir of another company to cement the business and social relationship between the two companies.
* BilingualDialogue: Moon Jae In in Japan.
* ChalkOutline: Sun Young
* CouldSayItBut: Gun Wook when talking to the detectives in Episode 11.
* CountryMouse: Moon Jae In
* DownerEnding: Just when it seems to be heading for a BittersweetEnding it takes a quick nosedive.
* DramaticShattering: The glass mask by Hong Tae Sung, and a champagne glass by Shim Gun Wook pretending to be Hong Tae Sung.
* MrFanservice: Hong Tae Sung and Shim Gun Wook, most notably.
* FreudianExcuse
* ForgottenFallenFriend: Chae Sun Young's murder sets off the story, but she slowly fades into the background.
* InspectorLestrade: New detective Bum Woo.
* MommyIssues: Tae Sung is always looking for approval from his stepmother.
* MouthyKid: Jae In's little sister, Won In, who talks back, steals beer, tries to buy cigarettes, and hits up strangers for money, all while dispensing advice. All this from a young teenager.
* NotSoStoic: Gun Wook with Jae In, as the series progresses.
* OddNameOut: The Hong siblings are Tae Gyun, Tae Ra, Tae Sung ... and Mo Ne.
* OneSteveLimit: {{Justified|Trope}}. Both Gun Wook and Tae Sung are called "Tae Sung."
* OnsenEpisode: Set in Japan, where several characters go to retrieve the glass mask from the artist.
* ParentalAbandonment: Both Tae Sung and Gun Wook against the same parents.
* RichBitch: Mrs. Shin
* RoomFullOfCrazy: If you're planning an elaborate revenge scheme it definitely helps.
* ScarsAreForever
* ShirtlessScene: Shim Gun Wook on several occasions, mainly to point out the scar on his back.
* SingleTear: Most of the main characters do this a time or two.
* SympatheticInspectorAntagonist: Seasoned detective Kwak.
* WickedStepmother: Hong Tae Sung never gets to forget he was adopted.

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