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A list of characters from the Girls of the Wild's webtoon.

With the exception of those listed under Others, this list from top-to-bottom follows in roughly the same order that the characters were introduced in the story.

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Song Jae Gu

The protagonist of the series who has a dislike of women stemming from his mother's abandonment. He is the first, and only, male student at Wild's High since the school recently became co-ed as he was the only one that applied.

Jae Gu starts the series with almost no athletic skills but is able to steadily strengthen himself into shape due to befriending several of the girls at Wild's High who all turn out to be monster fighters that decide to help train him. It also helps that he has good stamina, and can take a punch, after years of bullying.

  • Actual Pacifist: At least until resident Evil Redhead Han Gyul finally pushes him too far.
  • 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 freaks 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.
    • Even more tragic. He only realized the problem with the sushi because he could not wake his siblings when it was time to get them ready for school. It was only after he got them to the hospital that he learned it was food poisoning, and not something even more serious.
    • Up to Eleven in the arc starting at chapter 231
    • Chapter 255: The words no parent or guardian ever wants to hear, especially in the middle of the night.
      "Jae Gu, Jae Som is sick."
  • Anguished Declaration of Love: Jae Gu and Queen take turns making one of these to each other throughout chapter 215, wondering if they should officially start dating, telling the others, and so on.
  • Audience Surrogate: Given his completely lack of athletic skills and general knowledge, every moment at Wild's High is a new experience for him. As well as the readers.
  • Awesome by Analysis: He shows this at times. In the Garbage Fight arc, this is instrumental in leading to victory in the matches with fighters #3, #2, and #1.
    • He plays this to the utmost in chapter 234.
  • Berserk Button: Messing with his younger siblings, and later, threatening his friends at Wild's High, especially Queen. Messing with the latter group tends to cause a Tranquil Fury, but messing with the former group brings forth an Unstoppable Rage. Goes hand in hand with...
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Song Jae Gu is an extremely friendly person who doesn't like hurting people and is always in favor of the peaceful resolution. He's also been trained by the best students in Wild's High, routinely surprises other fighters with his outstanding growth in combat skills, and since he Took a Level in Badass is entirely unafraid of the less peaceful resolution as needed.
  • Big Brother Instinct: You can bully and beat him up any and all day long but the moment you go for his younger brother and sister...all bets are off.
  • Bullying a Dragon: He's on the receiving end of this in chapters 244 and 245. Three middle-school bullies constantly and repeatedly try to scare him off to go after his charge, even going so far as to grab her by the hair right in front of him. He's hesitant to retaliate, or engage in a physical confrontation, not just because of his own history with bullying, but because the three bullies have shown that they won't hesitate to frame him by taking a staged photo to make him look like the agressor. Jae Gu has taken note of the security cameras in the area and deduced that they always attack from the camera's blind spot. This may change after getting drop-kicked in chapter 245. It does, for the worse. When those three couldn't touch Jae Gu, they called upon the leader of a swarm of self-proclaimed badasses Ignorant of Their Own Ignorance who think they can smack Jae Gu around with impunity despite the fact that he repeatedly stated that he's with the police.
  • Butt-Monkey: When Moon Young is informed by Jimin that Jae Gu is being attacked by "Group Power, rather than call the police, Moon Young calls Dal Dal, who in turn calls someone else and they all just stand there hiding just around the corner, eating popcorn, and making commentary like they're watching a sporting event, only being concerned when one of the middleschoolers pulls out a boxcutter, intending to use it.
  • Bystander Syndrome: Completely averted. Even after being told, in no uncertain terms, by the police and Dal Dal's parents, to stand aside, he still can not bring himself to simply sit back and wait for her to be rescued, he has to come to her aid, personally.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: His feelings for Queen. He does finally spit it out, after Queen did the same in chapter 214.
  • Car Fu: On the receiving end of it in chapter 239. He wins, and delivers a One-Hit KO on the car by kicking the driver through a closed window, causing a crash.
  • Catapult Nightmare: He has one in chapter 228, unsurprisingly, it concerns Queen.
  • Chekhov's Skill: The fact that he works at a car wash becomes a serious plot point in chapter 234.
    • In chapter 236, the ability to read people that was literally beaten into him by Han Gyul comes in handy in finding one of Dal Dal's kidnappers.
  • Chick Magnet: Being the only male at Wild's High, and actually being handsome made this a given.
  • Classical Anti-Hero: He has a good heart, but he's not well-trained like the rest of his peers and going through much bullying has left him with lots of self-deprecation.
  • Culture Blind: He's completely oblivious to things that are common knowledge in Wild's High. He didn't even know who Queen was when they first met.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Was on the receiving end of these for a long time at the start. He got to deliver one against Kim Hoe Pae. The guy didn't even have time to register that he was in trouble before he was on the ground, Jae Gu's fist in his face.
  • Dented Iron: In chapter 242, he's shown suffering the inevitable consequences of his fight with the stalker gang.
  • Does Not Like Women: At at the start of the series he has a bad opinion of the female gender due to the fact that his mother abandoned him and his siblings. This also causes some conflict between him and some other characters at first.
  • Driven to Suicide: He 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 much younger brother and sister.
  • Everyone Can See It: Lampshaded. His attraction to Queen in the latest chapters is drawing quite a bit of attention from the other characters. Even the coach of Goo Rah flashed a poster sized sign showcasing this during Queen's fight with Moonbae in the Garbage arc.
  • The Everyman: He is this trope at first, but then his Back Story is revealed, he shows potential to be a good fighter, undergoes Character Development and takes a few levels in badass.
  • Extreme Doormat: At the start of the series he is someone who put up with years of extreme physical and mental abuse at the hands of Han Gyul and his friends. Then he Takes A Level In Badass.
  • Feel No Pain: He ran all the way to the hospital, barefooted, while carrying both of his food-poisoned siblings. By the time he arrived, his feet were bleeding. They would have treated him too if he wasn't so preoccupied with getting the guy who did this to them.
  • Good Feels Good: At the end of chapter 241, Jae Gu smiles and leaves Dal Dal in the hands of Myung Hwan because all he wanted was for her to be safe and happy.
  • Hard Work Hardly Works: Zigzagged. When it comes to martial arts, his progress under Moon Young's training is astounding. His test scores, on the other hand, while passable, do not properly reflect his grasp of the subject matter or his studying efforts. As a prime example, when he tutored Dal Dal in math (after losing a bet to her), despite her being one year his senior, her grades actually improved as a result of his efforts. Sadly, the reason why he's not doing as well on his tests as he should is that he's already got too much on his plate, and isn't getting enough sleep trying to juggle the rest of his life.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: He feels like shit because he stood up Queen, and completely forgot about the existence of his cell-phone until it was too late. He rightly presumes that Queen hates him.
  • House Husband: He really has great potential to be this. He cooks, he cleans, he does laundry, he even has experience changing diapers, and he does it all with a smile. The fact that he's a Papa Wolf to his young siblings helps.
  • Idiot Ball: Granted, most hospitals don't allow the use of cell phones on the premises, but to not think of using it on a two hour drive, even for no other reason than to explain why he didn't show up and instead is trying to run to the park and speak to Queen, in person, before she has to fly out of the country for years? The fans unanimously find this inexcusable, on the part of the author.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Used a piece of debris to "get the attention" of the antagonists in chapter 238.
  • I Never Said It Was Poison: The kidnapper who took Dal Dal's ears confirmed it beyond any suspicion when he blurted out Dal Dal's full name, when Jae Gu only mentioned her personal name.
  • Insecure Love Interest: Aside from being a Nice Guy and Papa Wolf, he knows he's got nothing to offer a mate, especially someone like Queen. Her arranged marriage fiance curb-stomping him in everything, including martial arts only served to undermine his confidence even more. Now he's getting quite a bit of flack because both Queen and Dal Dal are interested in him, and he doesn't know how to react.
  • I'll Kill You!: Says this word for word to anyone who dares threaten his younger siblings, and as seen earlier in the story, he means it.
  • It's All My Fault: Regarding Queen. He blames himself, and keeps overdoing it on training exercises because she's not returning to school after her business trip. Goes into overdrive when Dal Dal gets kidnapped and he's being interviewed by the police at Dal Dal's home.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Although he's not fully aware of this, even after dumping them, he still cares more for Dal Dal's, and Queen's, well being than his own, and he's clearly relieved to see Dal Dal doing well on TV.
  • Just Friends:
    Dal Dal: "He doesn't hate me. He doesn't 'like' me. He just keeps me... comfortable."
  • Leaving You to Find Myself: Jae Gu does this with his entire Love Triangle. It is not a decision he reached quickly or treated lightly. Still, he has several very good reasons to reject the advances of both Queen and Dal Dal, no matter how heartbroken he makes them, or how much he would love to take either of them, especially Queen, up on it.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: The only reason he puts up with all the crap in his life is to provide and care for his two younger siblings.
  • Luminescent Blush: When Queen jumps into his arms, thanks to a roach, again, in chapter 253, he blushes so hard his ears turn red like a hot fire-place poker.
  • Made of Iron: Due to all the times he's been beaten up by people like Han Gyul and working hard at his jobs.
  • Minor Living Alone: Lives without his parents.
  • Morton's Fork: They seem to home in on him. First is simultaneously being coach to Dal Dal and Moon Young and then having them pit against each other in the Wilds Tournament, and now he has to choose between Queen and Dal Dal, and no matter what he chooses, both of them could, and probably would make his life hell. He chooses to dump both of them.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Both to the readers and female cast members.
  • Neck Lift: A flashback shows that Jae Gu did this to Kim Ho Pae when the latter was threatening his younger brother.
  • Nervous Wreck: While speaking with Kim Hye Sung, he clearly shows signs of this. Lack of sleep, poor nutrition, and nosebleeds. His decision in chapters 220 and 221 haven't helped.
  • No-Sell: He didn't even flinch while he was being punched by the guy who took Dal Dal's clip ons.
  • Not Afraid of You Anymore: In Chapter 50, he (literally) looks down on Han Gyul, after telling him he's not afraid of his punches anymore.
    "Say, were you always this small?"
  • No Guy Wants to Be Chased: He starts to mellow out as the series moves along, but he clearly wants nothing to do with women at first. He still runs away from time to time when his classmates try to seduce him.
  • No Social Skills: Has a hard time talking to women. He gets better later on.
  • Nosebleed: He's had a few. One was from Hyan Gul's foul play, a second occurs in chapter 222, from unknown causes, and it's not played for laughs.
  • Not So Different: From Queen, oddly enough. He even lampshades it. He calls the two of them, and their circumstances "two sides of the same coin" when Dal Dal got a bit envious of Queen's rich family. When Queen's grandfather enters the picture and speaks to Jae Gu directly, we find out that he and Jae Gu have even more in common. In fact, their backstories are nearly identical! (One parent dead, the other ill or missing, and two very young siblings to look after, with no extended relatives or additional resources to draw on.)
  • Oblivious to Love: After Dal Dal made him meals, casually called him "hubby" and kissed him (twice), he SHOULD know she's in love with him, right? Right? Turns out he knew all along, he was just pretending not to notice to avoid offending both her and Queen. After several other characters kept rubbing it in his face, he dumped them both.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: In chapter 249, Jae Gu finally gets the chance to teach "Group Power" a lesson. Aside from a few punches, and seeing Jae Gu take a lucky hit to the jaw, we don't get to see anything except for the aftermath where all of the bullies are sporting black eyes and bruises from head to toe.
  • One-Hit Kill: When Jae Gu decided to fight back, he laid out the guy with one punch in chapter 237.
  • Only Sane Man: As a student of Wild's.
  • Orphan's Ordeal: Jae Gu's current life-style.
  • Parental Abandonment: Jae Gu really has it tough because of this.
  • Plot-Driven Breakdown: Combined with Cellphones Are Useless. Jae Gu realizes when he fails to see Queen at the amusement park that his cell phone was out of commission. While this does explain why he didn't call ahead, it begs the question of why he never bothered to check, or even try during the two plus hour ride, wherein he was a passenger.
  • Politeness Judo: He does this in chapter 242 a customer comes to the shop in the same type car as Dal Dal's kidnappers and her trauma is acting up. He politely asks the customer, a neighborhood businessman, to leave the car at his restaurant and in return Jea Gu will throw in a free internal cleaning and wax when the guy just wants a simple wash. The man is happy to do this.
  • Poor Communication Kills: Helpful hint, Jae Gu. You have a cell phone, and Queen's contact info is on it. You don't have to leave her hanging as you are coming from a hospital that's two hours away by car.
  • Promotion to Parent: After his father dies, 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 well being. They are also more important to him than his own health and wellness and harming them is a very bad idea
  • Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: After capturing the fleeing kidnappers, he makes his needs patently obvious.
    Jae Gu: Give.Me.The.Keys!
  • Reality Ensues: Like many protagonists of fighting stories, much is made by several people of Jae Gu's natural talent as a fighter, including how observant he is, how quickly he learns, and his natural physique. Unlike other protagonists, he still gets smacked around quite a bit, because his opponents are generally much more skilled and experienced.
  • Recognition Failure: He fails to immediately recognize Queen at the end of chapter 252. In his defense, it's late at night, she's in disguise, and he's approaching her from behind. When she turns around as he calls out to her, it's a completely differnt story.
  • Revenge Before Reason: He walks into Goo Ra high school to get back at Han Gyul without thinking of his surroundings.
  • Sempai/Kohai: The Sempai to Kohai Kang Rok.
  • "Shaggy Dog" Story: Risks serious injury to capture the fleeing kidnappers that have the hideout's keys only to have Myung Hwan break the lock with a wrench.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: The author seems to be pulling out every trope, cliche, and contrivance to make sure that Jae Gu and Queen love each other but will never actually get together.
  • This Is Unforgivable!: When his younger brother and sister were intentionally food-poisoned by Han Gyul, who had given him the food as a means of being an apology. Note that Han Gyul had a long history of bullying Jae Gu and this was essentially the last straw on Jae Gu's back.
  • Took a Level in Badass: He started out as really wimpy and letting bullies use him as a punching bag. This changes once he actually starts training.
  • Tranquil Fury: He's not quite as in control as Queen is, but it's becoming quite apparent that he's learned at the feet of the master.
  • Twice Shy: To truly heart-breaking levels where it concerns Queen. He really wants to go to Tokyo to try mending fences with her, but he's so utterly paralyzed by fear of her rejection that he's just stewing in his own depression.
  • Unwanted Harem: Had one at the start. Though lately, it's primarily been a love-trangle between Queen and Dal Dal due to Moon Young moving on to Kang Rok, and Go Seul being Out of Focus.
  • Warrior Therapist: Gives a very shaken and traumatized Dal Dal a shoulder to cry on in chapter 242 and tells her she will get better "soon."
  • When He Smiles: Usually, Jae Gu's smiles seem either nervous or forced. In chapter 204, we finally see him smile genuinely, and it is truly a sight to behold.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: Inverted. Turns out there's good reason to his distrust of women, in general, besides his mother's abandonment. First, there's Shin Yoonji's actions where she pretended to be drunk and lure him into a compromising position so she could "prove" All Men Are Perverts, and as of chapter 245, a group of three middle-school bullies go after his charge, which the police appointed him to see home safely, and when he moves to protect said child, by physically removing the hand that's pulling on her hair, causing her to scream, take pictures of him to make it look like he's attacking them.
  • You Are in Command Now: Moon Young ambushes him with a club assignment again in chapter 252. She makes him the head of the boxing club without consulting him first. Amazingly, the rest of the club actually pushed her to do it.
  • You Monster!: Used as a battle-cry upon seeing Dal Dal's kidnappers brutalize her at the end of chapter 238.

Song Jae Hyung & Song Jae Som

Jae Gu’s younger twin siblings who understand the rough position that's been forced upon their older brother. Jae Som (female) is usually seen as the more mature of the two while Jae Hyung (male) is usually seen scheming behind the scenes to help the family obtain a better life-style.

  • Big Brother Worship: They make it quite clear that their older brother means the world to them.
  • Children Are Innocent: Jae Som is the first character in the series to suggest Queen marry Jae Gu due to Queen being a Cool Big Sis and Big Brother Worship to Jae Gu. (Queen seemed to like the idea.) Quite a few people have been getting on the ship ever since, on both sides of the fourth wall.
  • Child Prodigy: In Chapter 244, the Song sibling's elementary school teacher has a home visit with Jae Gu to inform him that Jae Som has exceptional talent in music while Jae Hyung excels in numerical and graphical analysis.
  • Cry Cute: Mostly occurs whenever they feel bad about being a burden to Jae Gu.
  • Death Glare: Surprisingly, they both give Jae Gu one in chapter 226 when Dal Dal announces that she doesn't have a boyfriend on Live TV. While Jae Som relents a bit, Jae Hyung continues until the scene they're in ends.
  • Ill Girl: Jae Som gets sick, easily. In chapter 255, she has to be hospitalized and put on a IV for "anemia."
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: They confess to Queen's younger brother that they know their mother abandoned them, but pretend not to so that Jae Gu won't have even more stress in his life.
  • Put on a Bus: They're slated to attend a boarding school for gifted children run by the Y-K corporation. This school is free to the public for the sake of Y-K scouting and recruting talented individuals. Yoon In Seung was a student there. In chapter 252, they're put on a bus, literally!
  • The Chess Master: Jae Gu's younger brother tries to be this. His attempts and failures are quite endearing.
  • Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: The younger brother has a checklist comparing Dal Dal and Queen on various things, one of which is sexiness. He will gladly ship Jae Gu and Queen or his twin sister and Queen's younger brother for money (and happiness). He enjoys watching teenage girls beat the snot out of each other in a fighting tournament while Jae Gu prepares their breakfast, lunch, and dinner for the day. It's all played for laughs, but did we mention he's 5-years-old?
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: If it wasn't mentioned, repeatedly, that they're in kindergarten, readers would probably think they're afflicted with dwarfism. They understand their family situation way better than any 5-year-old should.

Park Sun Mi

Jae Gu’s estranged mother who ended up having a mental breakdown after the father of the family passed away, and abandoning the family in the process. Jae Gu is still searching for her however, in the hopes of bringing the family back together one day.

    Wild's High School: Main Students 

Yoon In Gyi (Queen)

A rich, second year, student of Wild's High that is considered the fiercest student at the school. Queen started off on bad terms with Jae Gu, but warms up to him throughout the series, and eventually develops romantic feelings for him.

  • The Ace: Pretty, smart, and throws one hell of a roundhouse kick.
  • Accidental Kiss: In chapter 219, she sneaks up on Jae Gu, he notices and turns...
  • Action Girl: One of the best fighters of Wild's High.
  • Alpha Bitch: Comes across as this initially being both the richest and strongest girl in the school.
  • Blessed With Suck: Most people think being part of a supremely wealthy family is a truly enviable position. In reality, her life is just one giant gilded cage, and the only one who truly gets it is Jae Gu. Although even he sometimes has misunderstandings.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: She obviously feels something about Jae Gu, but never says it out loud. As of recent events, Chapter 214, however, she finally manages to step over herself and confesses to Jae Gu. Beautifully. His response? "I like you too".
  • Death Glare: She's a master of these. Jonathan now knows that she can, and will, back them up if sufficiently provoked.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: She was cold to Jae Gu at first, but slowly warms up to him.
  • Does Not Like Men: At first. She doesn't trust boys her age since they just want her to boost their own popularity and status. Until she met Jae Gu who doesn't know who she is nor care how rich she is.
  • Friendless Background: Initially, aside from Moon Young, she seemed to have no friends.
  • Heroic BSoD: Like Dal Dal, she did not take Jae Gu's decision well. Unlike Dal Dal, she went to Moon Young for literal support.
  • Idiot Ball: Downplayed and justified. In Chapter 255, she, at least, considered calling Jae Gu to find out if there's a problem, but having No Social Skills, really wasn't sure if that was a correct course of action.
  • Insecure Love Interest: Surprisingly, she's this to Jae Gu. Yes, she's rich. Yes, she's beautiful. Yes, she's The Ace, and she knows it. However, her duties as the "face" of YK corporation not only take her away, frequently, but also bring a lot of nasty people into her life, and the lives of those around her. Chapter 191 has a sleazebag with a self-inflicted grudge against her send a small army after Jae Gu, and she can't do anything about it because she's too far away. There's also the fact that she's rightfully worried about how her grandfather will react.
  • I'll Kill You!: Says this to Johnathan when the latter sent Jeff after Jae Gu. Too bad he didn't believe her.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: When she realized that Jae Gu's right, and there are far too many problems for them to be together, she withdraws her request for Dal Dal to leave him alone.
  • Leaving You to Find Myself: Even though Jae Gu is the one who dumped her, with very good reason, she's doing this to entire cast of Wild's high. She's even looking for universities outside of Korea.
  • Kick Chick: Uses mostly her legs during fights.
  • King Incognito: In chapter 243, it's revealed that while she's college shopping, in Europe, she's wearing outfits that make it difficult to identify her.
  • Mugging the Monster: Almost to Bookend levels. In one of the early chapters, a perverted customer at Jae Gu's carwash grabs Queen's arm and treats her like a common prostitute. Driver Park showed him how wrong he was. The final chapter has a purse snatcther grab her bag and call her a "Bakka Onna", ie foolish girl. The last thing he saw was Queen bearing down on him like a missile.
  • No Social Skills: Outside of sports and business talks, she doesn't fit in with her schoolmates, and doesn't fit in with the upper class either.
  • Not So Different: From Jae Gu. Superficial differences aside, they are eerily similar. They respond to the official breakup in nearly identical ways. They both almost completely shut down their emotions, and dive head-long into work to numb the pain. Unfortunately, while Queen has Moon Young's shoulder to cry on, Jae Gu has nobody.
  • Not What It Looks Like: Combined with Interrupted Intimacy. When Moon Young burst into Jae Gu's home, demanding why Queen hadn't contacted her first, and sees her in Jae Gu's arms, she immediately comes to the conclusion that she interrupted an intimate moment between the two of them. Although both Jae Gu and Queen are too shy to admit it, she's right, even if said moment happened because Queen got freaked out by a roach.
  • Odd Friendship: How the friendship between Queen, Moon Young, and Dal Dal works is anyone's guess
  • The Ojou: First daughter of the YK Group.
  • Omniglot: Her younger brother reveals that Queen can speak five languages fluently.
  • Out of Focus:
    • Queen is off doing other things while the Wild Tournament is going on.
    • A similar case happens after Jae Gu rejects her.
  • Panty Fighter: Briefly in chapter 204. High kicks+ miniskirt+ public place.
  • Poor Communication Kills: When your date is late and he's shown, on a consistent basis, that he is very reliable, it is proper protocol to call him and find out what's wrong.
  • Raised as the Opposite Gender: A truly cruel and horrific case of this. She was forced, by her grandfather, to look, dress, and act as a boy until her younger brother was born because family tradition requires a male heir regardless of how much flack she got from her peers, classmates, and teachers. Despite how annoying she finds him, she is quite grateful for her brother's existence because she actually gets to be a girl, even if she's not very good at it.
  • Red Baron: "Queen" is the moniker given to the top fighter at Wild's High.
  • The Reveal: In chapter 226, she comes right out and tells Dal Dal that she was dumped by Jae Gu. And politely asks Dal Dal not to approach him until she get her own feelings sorted out.
  • 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: Commissioned winners of architectural prizes to design and decorate the male showers.
  • Sacrificed Basic Skill for Awesome Training: She admits to Dal Dal that her cooking skills are so bad, she can't even boil water.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: Once laid a banquet table on the grass in a park to treat Jae Gu's siblings, despite the sign "Keep off the grass". Why? Her family's company built that park, that's why.
  • Secret Test of Character: She was hiding insde the Limo with tinted windows while Driver Park was "getting some paperwork" from Wilds High. Had Jae Gu accepted Park's offer of a lift to work, he would have met her.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: What she likes most about Jae Gu is that he treats her like a person, without any ulterior motives.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Cold-and-distant on one side, warm-and-confused on the other.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: The author loves to tease, but is apparently dead set on making sure something happens so that Jae Gu and Queen never actually get together.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Always comes out when she's around Moon Young; confused as to how she should act towards Jae Gu.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: Whenever Jae Gu is involved.
  • Tender Tears: In chapter 254, after considering the wall of awkwardness between her an Jae Gu, and the fact that her chosen college may keep them separated for years. Which she then claims are the result of getting some dust in her eye.
  • Through His Stomach: Did it once for Jae Gu by giving him a banquet.
  • Tranquil Fury: Never loses her cool, even when provoked. Regardless of how she deals with people threatening her or any of the Song siblings, it is always done very calmly.
  • Twice Shy: With Jae Gu, to the point that she's editing classes just out of his reach, and although she wants to be with him, she's too afraid of the pain of dissapointment to even try anymore.
  • Tsundere: She's cold to everyone not named Jae Gu, but can't let out her feelings towards him.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: When Queen learned about Han Gyul, she could very easily have been mistaken for this. It becomes true in chapter 192, as Johnathan found out, the hard way.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Cockroaches.
  • Wham Line: At the end of chapter 256.
    Queen: This time, I'm not coming back.
  • When She Smiles: Like Jae Gu, her smiles are rare and heartwarming.

Lee Moon Young

The fierce president of Wild High's boxing club, and a close friend of Queen and Dal Dal. Moon Young takes a liking to Jae Gu, and decides to train him against his bully in the hopes that Jae Gu will feel forever grateful to her in the future. After realizing her plan has failed to win Jae Gu, she moves on to Choi Kang Rok, another school student with bullying issues.

  • Action Girl: As a student of the boxing club.
  • Berserk Button: Calling her a pig or talking about her weight. After being introduced to Kang Rok, she reacts very badly when when someone slights him.
  • Big Eater: She usually has to watch her food intake for weigh-ins for boxing matches, so she relishes the chances she gets to eat Dal Dal's home cooking or Queen's gourmet food.
  • Boobs of Steel: Her punches have laid more than a few men out. While Queen and Dal Dal are faster, Moon Young hits harder than either of them.
  • Boxing Battler: Being in a mixed martial arts environment, however, she has picked up other fighting techniques.
  • Brutal Honesty: She did not mince words when Queen came to her in chapter 222. Fortunately, it just happened to be exactly what Queen needed to hear.
  • Conflicting Loyalty: On the one hand, she's rightfully annoyed that Jae Gu dumped Queen and made her cry. On the other, she realizes that Jae Gu's got good reasons, and still respects him as a friend.
  • Cool Big Sis: She tries to act like this towards Jae Gu, although after a while, she would prefer that he would fall for her. She is this for much of the Wild's High girls despite being only a 2nd year.
  • Friendly Rivalry: With Queen.
  • The Gadfly: In Chapter 243, she deliberately riles up a visibly shaken Dal Dal just to get a reaction. In reality, she did this to help Dal Dal get over her trauma because she knows Dal Dal is not the kind of person who responds well to being pitied or treated with kid gloves.
  • Huge Girl, Tiny Guy: She towers over Kang Rok.
  • Innocently Insensitive: She will happily share embarrassing things she just learned from Queen to Jae Gu the moment he enters the room while thinking nothing of it. (She usually gets a slapstick beating to make her stop, mid sentence.) It's almost at the point of a running gag.
  • Letting Her Hair Down: She is quite the looker after letting her hair loose.
  • Mood Killer: She ran or biked all the way across town just to "accidentally" barge in on Jae Gu and Queen in chapter 253. Though she was properly mortified when she realized that she actually did interrupt them.
  • Obfuscating Insanity: Combined with Batman Gambit and Fake Defector. She interrupts the "fight" with the swarm of bullies, pretending to be on their side, to lure them to her family boxing ring where Jae Gu can fight back, and teach them a lesson. Every single one of them winds up learning just how pathetic he is, through raw physical pain.
  • Odd Friendship: How the friendship between Queen, Moon Young, and Dal Dal works is anyone's guess.
  • Official Couple: In all but name with Kang Rok.
  • Out of Focus: Her role in the story has been very small as of late after being declared the winner of the Wild Tournament. Justfied in that the recent chapters have been dealing with Jae Gu's Love Triangle between Queen and Dal Dal.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: She gives a brief but emphatic one to "Group Power" in chapter 249 during the "sparring practice" designed to completely destroy their street-cred regarding the "boxing" classes they're boasting about.
    "Where'd you guys learn to box? YOU SUCK!"
  • Sempai/Kohai: The Sempai to Kohai Kang Rok, and to Jae Gu.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: She has the appearance of a good-looking tomboy due to her having her hair tied up in a bun and wearing gym sweats all the time. However, after being forced to wear the uniform of the school, she also lets her hair loose...and the readers were stunned.
  • Stating the Simple Solution: She recommends Jae Gu lure the swarm of self-proclaimed badasses that are harassing him and his charge in front of a security camera and letting the police deal with them, completely crushing their street-cred as well as their delusions of grandeur, not to mention teach them the consequences of their "gangster wannabe behavior." Jae Gu made the mistake of thinking these yahoos actually have any common sense.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: She's the tomboy to Dal Dal's girly girl and to Queen's more "dere" moments.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Near the beginning of the story she was this in regards to the relationship between Jae Gu and Queen. She crashed into Jae Gu from behind with a bicycle causing him to spill coffee on Queen. This ultimately led to Jae Gu accidentally walking in on Queen in the shower because while Moon Young did tell Jae Gu where Queen was she did not mention the specifics of the location. Apparently, the bathrooms are not labeled as several other characters wind up in similar situations at Wild's High. Even Charles Wilds, the founder of the school, sometimes forgets...
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: To Kang Rok. Not only did she fight off waves two and three of the bullies that went after him, she easily goes into a berserk rage when anybody insults him. (Which he secretly appreciates as shown in Chapter 217.)
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Dal Dal and also Queen at times.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Cockroaches.
  • Weight Woe: There was a time in Moon Young's life when her weight was a lot higher.

Choi Dal Dal

The captain of Wild High's taekwondo club, and Queen's primary rival for Jae Gu's attention. Dal Dal also has an intense rivalry with Lee Moon, and are often at each other's throats.

  • Action Girl: As a member of the taekwondo club.
  • Adult Fear: Especially in South Korea. The ending of chapter 230 could very easily happen in real life. North Korea has agents specifically dedicated to infiltrating TV studios and kidnapping celebrities for the Kim Jun family's own personal "enjoyment."
  • Badass in Distress: At the end of chapter 230. She gets kidnapped by stalkers pretending to be part of the TV studio where she works with her mother as part of the cooking show.
  • Berserk Button: Insulting her cooking, her family's cooking, or trying to harm Jae Gu.
  • Blood from the Mouth: After her Wounded Gazelle Warcry ploy failed, and she called her stalkers out on keeping her captive, the one who stole her clip-ons punches her across the jaw. Now, she's scared, hurt, and angry and the self-proclaimed fan club doesn't understand why.
  • Book Dumb: It says something that her grades improve when she's tutored by someone a year her junior in school.
  • Broken Tears: As a result of the events starting in chapter 231 and ending in chapter 242 whenever she sees a trigger.
  • Brutal Honesty: She doesn't pull any punches when she tells Jae Gu exactly how stupid it is for him and Queen to be constantly beating themselves up because they're madly in love with each other but too scared to actually act on it.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: The clip-on tiger ears give her this look.
  • Charm Point: She is very obsessive about her lips.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: She acts hostile towards any female on friendly terms with Jae Gu, although it is almost always played for laughs (except with Queen).
  • Complaining About Rescues They Don't Like: Played realistically. Once the stalker gang is taken care of, and she wakes up, she complains loudly about her parents taking so long to come to her rescue, while crying uncontrollably. She also complains about being hungry because she didn't dare trust the "food" shoved into her face by the stalker gang.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Despite how genki she is, she can fight with almost anybody.
  • Entitled to Have You: This has been her attitude towards Jae Gu from day one, in addition she's a Clingy Jealous Girl bordering on Yandere territory. She then wonders why Jae Gu doesn't find this attractive. She specifically lampshades this in chapter 193.
    Forceful Kiss. "Got it? You are MINE!"
    • Takes it Up to Eleven in chapter 219. Despite the fact that Jae Gu officially dumped her between the end of chapter 218 and the beginning of chapter 219, she corners him, steals a kiss on his cheek and tells him she's not going to give him up! No matter how many times he rejects her. Queen saw the whole thing, and Jae Gu noticed.
    • It took Jae Gu essentially barring her from his life before she finally got the message in chapter 220.
  • Expressive Ears: Her tiger ears, despite being clip-ons.
  • Feminine Women Can Cook: A firm believer of this, she tries hard to impress Jae Gu with her cooking, and also tries to act more feminine.
  • Genki Girl: Almost always enthusiastic and bubbly.
  • Heroic BSoD: She spends the entirety of chapter 221 in one. It's so bad, she doesn't even respond when a gang of middle-schoolers try to get her to buy cigarettes for them, and then beat her, including the absolute destruction of her trademark clip-on ears, when she doesn't respond. In chapter 222, she's showing signs of clinical depression.
  • Hypocrite: She derides Jae Gu for wanting to write a love letter to Queen, calling it childish, while writing a love letter to Myung Hwan. Moon Young happily calls her out on it.
  • I'll Kill You!: Towards her captors when she's had enough of being their Lust Object, after her Wounded Gazelle Warcry failed.
  • Kick Chick: As a Taekwondo fighter, this goes without saying. Although she's got one hell of a punch too.
  • Love Hurts: See The Woobie entry.
  • Murder Is the Best Solution: Completely justified. After being drugged, physically restrained, having bits of her clothing (even if it's just accessories like her tiger clip ons), removed against her consent, and systematically being threatened with violence being delivered unto herself, in ways both subtle and gross, by a bunch clearly deranged individuals who absolutely refuse to acknowledge that holding someone captive is wrong, and who summarily ignore her tear-filled pleas for freedom and mercy, when rescue, is at best, completely uncertain, have driven her to consider murdering the self-obsessed fanboys. Further, considering her previous experiences being on the receiving end of violence, and her training at Wild's High, any other response is quite patently ridiculous to anyone who doesn't live in an absolute hellhole that makes Dal Dal's experience pale in comparison, or isn't so pathetically sheltered that they can't even consider the concept of violence.
  • Oblivious to Love: Recent chapters are beginning to suggest that she might just be as dense as Jae Gu.
  • Odd Friendship: How the friendship between Queen, Moon Young, and Dal Dal works is anyone's guess.
  • Panty Fighter: Briefly in chapter 204 while fighting Queen, in public.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: She is the shortest cast member, but is also one of the strongest fighters.
  • Running Gag: Dal Dal going on about her relationship about Jae Gu when he's around only for him to leave moments later.
  • Stalker with a Crush: On the receiving end of this taken Up to Eleven in the latest arc.
  • Suicidal Overconfidence: Granted, she didn't know Jeff was someone who could curbstomp Queen, but his sheer size and bulk should clue anyone in to the fact that he's very dangerous, and she thought she could take him out in one kick.
  • Supreme Chef: As the daughter of a famous television chef, Dal Dal's cooking skills is frequently complimented by those who have tasted her food. Moon Young even drools at the mere mention of her special chicken recipe.
  • Through His Stomach: How Dal Dal is trying to win over Jae Gu. It doesn't work, and ultimately backfires in Chapter 220.
  • Trauma Button: She can't even see a Santamo car, regardless of color, without curling up into a Troubled Fetal Position and crying Broken Tears.
  • Trauma Conga Line: The past dozen or so chapters have not been kind to her. Dumped by her Love Interest, brutalized by three middle school girls because she wouldn't by cigarettes for them, kidnapped by people pretending to be a camera crew, bound to a chair, held captive by clearly deranged people who make no effort to disguise the fact that she's their Lust Object and have threatened her with violence for "Looking down on their good will" to finally punch her across the jaw when she angrily calls them out on it. Then they render her unconscious with blunt-force trauma to try and spirit her away when rescue arrives.
  • Unusual Ears: Her ear clip-ons.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Moon Young
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Cockroaches.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: She receives a scolding from Jae Gu after Dal Dal talked down to Kang Rok.
  • Why Did It Have To Be: Santamo models of the same type the kidnappers use. When she sees one, she flinches and looks away.
  • Wounded Gazelle Warcry: She tries this to convince her captors to untie her, and it almost works.

    Wild's High School: Other Students 

Lee Go Seul

A 1st year at Wild's High and a member of the wushu club. Although a little weird, she's easily one of Jae Gu's most normal friends at Wild's High. Go Seul is also an accomplished martial artist, which allows her to get far in the Wild Tournament.

  • Action Girl: As a member of the Wushu club.
  • A Friend in Need: After Jae Gu is assaulted by Han Gyul and cronies yet again, she jumps in to scare them off. Afterward, she accompanies him to his job and stays with him the entire time. During that, he breaks down crying, saying that if it wasn't for his younger siblings, he probably would have killed himself by now. She quietly hugs him from behind to comfort him.
  • Blood Knight: A reserved one. She keeps herself reigned in most of the time but once her switch is flipped, she's more than happy to throw down and is fully capable of doing so.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: She may act clumsy and scatterbrained but the number of students who can fight on par with her or above are a handful at best.
  • Demoted to Extra: Her screen-time decreases drastically as the series moves along. She's basically one of the main heroines alongside Queen, Dal Dal, and Moon Young, at the start of the series, but reduces to more of a side-character during the Wild's Tournament, and then all but disappears apart from a cameo here-and-there once the tournament ended.
  • The Glasses Come Off: Just like other characters, she is a martial artist, her chosen art being Wushu. She kicks plenty of ass glasses on, but when the glasses come off the amount of asskicking quadruples. She is implied to be a very strong fighter that possibly would have entered the finals, but loses to her sister who used psychological warfare on her to win.
  • Just Friends: A suddenly clingy Dal Dal accuses Go Seul of trying to make a move on Jae Gu when she sees them walking together. She reassures her that they're just friends.
  • Nice Girl: A genuine example. She steps in to help Jae Gu twice when she was barely acquainted with him and she's not pushy or clingy either.
  • Out of Focus: As of late. Her time in the spotlight seems to have been taken by Kim Yeo Jeong.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Her eyes are usually not shown, hidden behind large glasses. Other than her very first appearance or when talking with Jae Gu, when one does finally see her eyes, they are about to get beat up.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: First seen as slightly mysterious, Meganekko with a bit of Scary Shiny Glasses mixed in, in her tournament attire and when The Glasses Come Off, the (male) crowd goes wild.

Lee Seup Seul

The president of the kendo club, and the older sister of Go Seul. Seup Seul is very protective of her little sister, and taught her younger sibling everything she knows.

  • Action Girl: As a member of the kendo club.
  • Big Sister Mentor: Towards Go Seul.
  • The Glasses Come Off: Like her younger sibling, she takes off her glasses when she gets serious.
  • I Am Not Left-Handed: Gets called out for being weak without her kendo weapon, only for her opponent to realize that she can still kick ass with her bare knuckles.
  • Put on a Bus: She has not been seen in quite some time. It is implied she graduated from Wilds High after the last tournament.

Park Jeong Hyeon

A second year student note  of Wild’s high school specializing in boxing who is a close friend of Moon Young. Despite being a former Wild Tournament finalist, Jeong ends up getting knocked out early on in the current tournament by Kim Ho Pae.

  • Action Girl: As a boxer.
  • Cool Big Sis: For Moon Young. She was the one who helped to train her as a sunbae and it's easy to see where Moon Young got her own tendencies from. She's also one of the few girls who can hold a natural conversation with Jae Gu.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Her fight with Ho Pae was implied to be brutal.
  • Game-Breaking Injury: Ho Pae breaks her arm during their fight.
  • Not So Above It All: She couldn't resist coercing Jae Gu into giving her his phone number to help her grade.
  • The Worf Effect: Despite Moon Young hyping her up, Ho Pae worfs her.

Kim Yeo Jeong

One of two student martial artists who fights with a staff, Yeo Jeong took part in an exhibition match during the Wild Tournament against Lee Moon and Dal Dal to show off the new tournament rules that would allow for the use of weapons. She later transfers to Wild’s High along with Jungu, and becomes friends with the rest of the main cast.

Kim Jungu

One of two student martial artists who fights with a sword, Jungu took part in an exhibition match during the Wild Tournament against Lee Moon and Dal Dal to show off the new tournament rules that would allow for the use of weapons. She later transfers to Wild’s High along with Yeo Jeong, becoming friends with the rest of the cast, and develops a huge crush on Kim Hye Sung.

  • Action Girl: A martial artist who fights with a sword.
  • Arrogant Kung Fu Girl: She mellows out after becoming a Wild's student.
  • Ascended Extra: Her time in the spotlight has increased drastically after the Beach Trip chapters. One could argue that she now stands alongside Queen, Dal Dal, and Moon Young, as a leading supporting character.
  • New Transfer Student: Joins Wild's High after her exhibition match in the Wild Tournament.
  • Running Gag: She constantly makes intricate box lunches featuring Kim Hye Sung, hoping to impress him and goes into imagine spots featuring his gratitude, only for Kim Hye Sung to receive them mangled, and completely ruining the mood.
  • Samus Is a Girl: Was thought to be a boy at first.
  • Shipper on Deck: She gladly admits to shipping Dal Dal with Jae Gu. Still, as Jae Gu's friend, she doesn't try to push the two together and lets him make his own decisions.
  • Stalker with a Crush: To Kim Hye Sung.
  • Weapon of Choice: A sword.

Lee Heeyun

A second year of Wild’s high school specializing in judo. She fights Hwang in the first preliminary round of the Wild Tournament.

Lee Bora

A first year of Wild’s high school that is a member of Dal Dal’s taekwondo club. Bora fights Go Seul in the second round of the Wild Tournament preliminaries.

  • Action Girl: As a member of the taekwondo club.
  • The Dividual: Bora actually has a twin sister that's also in the club, but they fill out basically the same role.

Kim Seulgi

A first year of Wild’s high school specializing in muay thai. Seulgi was the next to fight Ho Pae after he defeated Jeong Hyeon in the Wild Tournament preliminaries.

    Wild's High School: Faculty 

Charles Wilds

The board president of Wild’s High. Charles' ambition is to turn his school co-ed, which he starts off by recruiting Song Jae Gu as the first male student of his school.

  • A Father to His Men:Lampshaded: Even though the students at Wilds High aren't an actual army, the dynamic is the same. He showed this when Kim Ho Pae first antagonized the school. He also called Jae Gu "an important son" on several occasions.
  • Phenotype Stereotype: Quite clear that this is supposed to be someone from the United States. His name alone can be considered out-of-place.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Despite having to punish Jae Gu for going after Han Gyul after the food poisoning incident, he was far more lenient than usual. (Jae Gu is still a student. Usually, students get expelled for fighting outside the ring with very narrow exceptions.)

Lee Palbong

The principal of Wild’s High. Palbong is a former welterweight champion.

Lee Na

The leader of Wild Guards; the ultimate security force of Wild’s High. Na is often seen appearing wherever the students are acting up, and forces them to solve their issues in the fighting ring.

  • Action Girl: As the leader of Wild Guards.
  • Arrogant Kung Fu Girl: She has the attitude like no one can stand against her. And usually, that is very much the case.
  • Combat Referee: Acted as one for the fight against Jonathan's Garbage fighters.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: The half-smiling smirk she gives after the police haul Jang Yeol Jeong away implies that she might be warming up to him ever so slightly - it certainly fits the theme of absolutely everyone hooking up near the end of the series.
  • Dissonant Serenity: She's had a wooden stick shoved up under her chin and she still calmly informed the man that there were rules to be followed while on the campus and she was an enforcer of said rules. Four kicks later, she was lifting up his chin up off the ground with the edge of her boot with an implied threat that she could make him and his gang 'disappear' and no one would question it.
  • The Leader: Of Wild High's Wild Guards.
  • Rage Breaking Point: She nearly hits this at the Garbage fight when Jason attacked her. She just barely held herself back. Just seeing her like that freaks the hell out of Moon Young.
  • She's Got Legs: A lot of illustrations show off Na's legs, and her official Wilds Guard uniform only serves to accentuate it.

White-haired Wild Guard

One of the leading members of Wild Guard. She is also a referee for the later rounds of the Wild Tournament.

Jun Soo Min

The medical doctor for Wild’s High. Jun isusually seen with a calm personality, but will resort to violence if things get out of her control.

Two Security Guards

Two members of Wild’s High security. They usually appear behind the scenes of the fights that take place in the high school fighting ring.

  • Those Two Guys: Always seen in the background cracking jokes and watching the Wild's students fighting it out.

Preliminary Tournament Referee

The referee of the Wild Tournament preliminary matches. The white-haired Wild Guard takes over for the main match-ups.

  • Combat Referee: Acted as such for the preliminary matches of the Wild Tournament.

Lunch Lady

The cook for Wild High’s cafeteria. Dal Dal is often seen cooking with the woman when she preparing lunches for Jae Gu. Jungu also joins with them from time to time to cook for Kim Hye Sung.

    Yoon In Household 

Yoon In Seung

Queen’s proud younger brother who is the heir of the YK Corporation. In Seung has taken a liking to the Song family after being impressed in a practice match against Jae Gu, and sees them as already being a part of the family.

Secretary Jang

Yoon In Seung’s butler who is actually a former CIA agent.

Mr. Park

Queen’s chauffeur. Like Jang, Park is a formerly trained military man.

  • Beware the Nice Ones: Seems like an innocent driver at first...until he pulls his gun out.
  • Bodyguarding a Badass: Aside from being Queen's butler and chauffeur, his job entails this. Justified in that Queen isn't normally allowed to fight outside officially sanctioned martial arts "rings."
  • The Chessmaster: Unlike Jae Som, he is actually quite competent at predicting how people are going to react to certain situations and using it to his advantage. He engineered an encounter between Jae Gu and Queen to get them back together without either of them aware of what he was doing.
  • Shipper on Deck: Is currently engaging in some rather extreme measures to get Jae Gu and Queen romantically involved with each other. He has sent Jae Gu romantic text messages while impersonating Queen on several occasions.
  • The Driver: As Queen's chauffeur.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Queen.

Queen's Grandfather:

The patriarch of the In Gui family. His word is law in the household.

  • Ambiguously Bi: He's had some interesting reactions when together with Jae Gu. The most notable is when Jae Gu caught him after a Staircase Tumble.
  • *Crack!* "Oh, My Back!": On just about every appearance. He apparently has a serious chronic condition which involves near-crippling lower-back pain. Providing relief, even temporarily, is one of the quickest ways to gain his favor, and he's aware of it.
  • Date Peepers: During the entire Vacation Island arc. He's quick to jump to the worst possible conclusion regarding Jae Gu every time Jae Gu and Queen get a bit too close for his tastes.
  • Entertainingly Wrong: He's quick to think the worst of Jae Gu. While his accusations do make sense, and have merit, they completely fly in the face of what we know about Jae Gu's character.
  • Fantasy-Forbidding Father: He's the primary reason Queen's an Insecure Love Interest with Jae Gu.
  • Manipulative Bastard: One doesn't get to be the leader of a multi-national corporation, at least not for very long, without being able to manipulate people. That being said, his motives towards Queen and Jae Gu are fairly benevolent.
  • Not So Different: From Jae Gu. Their backgrounds are nearly identical.
  • Obliviously Evil: A bit. He's completely unaware of how he's made Queen's life a giant Gilded Cage, and has to have Jae Gu point it out. Even then, while he fully comprehends the implications, he still doesn't quite get it, until Queen rebels completely and flies off to Europe.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: Combined with Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!. He once threatened to ship Jae Gu and family to another school, possibly in another country, just to separate him from Queen to prevent inappropriate behavior.
  • Self-Made Man: He went from the same type of abysmal poverty as Jae Gu to becoming the head of the Y-K corporation.
  • Tsundere: Type A especially towards Jae Gu.


    Goo Ra High School: Students 

Kim Hye Shin

A second year at Goo Ra high school. Hye Shin was the former champion in kick-boxing, but ended up losing the title to Queen. They have been bitter rivals ever since. Hye Shin makes it deep into the Wild Tournament in the hopes for a rematch against Queen.

  • Action Girl: As a kick-boxer.
  • Curtains Match the Windows: Red hair and eyes.
  • Fiery Redhead: Despite lacking magical fire powers, she otherwise fits the trope perfectly.
  • Odd Friendship: With Jae Gu. Jae Gu clearly considers her a friend. She, on the other hand, is a bit ambivalent. Jae Gu is friends with her rival, Queen, familiar with Kim Hoe Pae (who rents a room at her house, much to her chagrin), and goes to a rival school (Goo Rah vs Wilds High), but he also was instrumental in getting her brother out in public again, coming to her aid against Park Jonggeon, and really helped the family as a whole by exposing and crushing the Tutu gang (with a little help from the YK corp's security forces, courtesy of Queen's younger brother.)
  • The Rival: To Queen.
  • Ship Tease: With Li Mi Nim.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: She talks big, and refuses to admit that she was defeated by Queen.

Kim Han Gyul

A first year at Goo Ra whose been bullying Jae Gu since they were little. Han Gyul specializes in kick-boxing.

  • Butt-Monkey: All seriousness is gone from him after his Wild Tournament fight against Jae Gu.
  • Demoted to Extra: Han Gyul's screen-time decreased drastically after his Wild Tournament fight against Jae Gu.
  • Dirty Coward: The moment Jae Gu can finally stand up to him, he runs for his life.
  • Evil Redhead: This guy is a major jerk to say the least.
  • For the Evulz: He 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.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: 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.
  • Hypocrite: He wants to get back at Jae Gu for humiliating him during the Wild Tournament...despite the many times he had bullied Jae Gu beforehand.
  • Karma Houdini: He never got any real punishment for giving Jae Gu's siblings food poisoning.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: He gets in trouble with Moon Young a second time, when it turns out that he's bullying middle schoolers into getting adults to buy cigarettes for him. Moon Young calls the girl's parents and catches Hyan Gyul coming to them wondering what's taking so long. It's also Laser-Guided Karma for the girls as those three were the ones who brutalized Dal Dal in chapter 221.
  • Never My Fault: Never feels that he's in the wrong when he's hurting others.
  • Oh, Crap!: Arriving at Jae Gu's house, he has this moment when he realizes that there's more to Queen than he thought.
  • 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.
  • Would Hurt a Child: At the beginning of the story, he kicked Jae Gu's younger brother when the little boy (who was being used as a hostage so Jae Gu would be compelled to humiliate himself) begged Han Gyul to stop bullying his big brother. When Jae Gu understandably retaliated, Han Gyul had his entire gang beat up Jae Gu while having the gall to actually be outraged that Jae Gu would dare strike at him.
    • He also sees nothing wrong with deliberately food poisoning two 5-year-old children. Something that can easily be fatal (and often is).
      Han Gyul: He He. To think he'd be so angry over a little food-poisoning. It's not like anyone's going to die...

Li Mi Nim

A first year at Goo Ra that specializes in boxing. He is often seen acting as a mediator if things start to get heated between the students of Wild’s and Goo Ra.

  • Crazy Jealous Guy: He makes quite clear in chapter 254 that he is not comfortable with Kim Ho Pae living at Kim Hye Shin's house. Whether it's because Kim Hye Shin is uncomfortable with it or he's jealous is unclear. What is clear is that if Jae Gu's not being honest about Kim Ho Pae moving out, Lee Min Nim will bring him into the ring and "spar" for real.
  • Honor Before Reason: He forfeits in the Wild Tournament in order for Jae Gu to settle things with Han Gyul.
  • I Never Said It Was Poison: Shown to be a bit genre savvy when he starts to catch on to Han Gyul's bullying, but lets it slide to honor their friendship.
  • Misplaced Retribution: Because he's uncomfortable with Kim Ho Pae living under the same roof as Kim Hye Shin, he's willing to take his aggression out on Jae Gu.
  • Nice Guy: He truly is one of the nicest people this universe has to offer.
  • Only Sane Man: As a student of Goo Ra.
  • Ship Tease: With Kim Hye Shin.
  • The Worf Effect / I Am Not Left-Handed: He gets beat up by Hwang despite his boxing training, but is then discovered that Mi Nim let Hwang beat him up due to how dangerous boxing is outside the ring.

Jang Baek Du

A large first year Goo Ra student specializing in wrestling.

Hye Shin’s Followers

Two Goo Ra students who are often seen standing with Hye Shin.

Pyo Seung

A first year at Goo Ra that's part of Han Gyul's gang. Seung is often seen alongside Han Gyul as his closest friend.

  • The Dragon: To Han Gyul.
  • Elite Mooks: Compared to the rest of Han Gyul's gang, Seung is seen the most.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Had the extreme misfortune of being with Hyan Gyul in chapter 223 when Hyan Gyul was approaching the three middle school girls looking for cigarettes, when those girls were being detained by Moon Young.
  • Weapon of Choice: A wooden bat.

Han Gyul’s Gang

A group of Goo Ra students. All are friends of Han Gyul who help him bully Jae Gu, and fight against those who protect him.

    Goo Ra High School: Faculty 

Goo Ra's Vice Principal

The vice principal of Goo Ra.

  • Head-in-the-Sand Management: He clearly doesn't realize the violations the students of his school have been causing.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Averted like the plague. Despite being sent photographic evidence of Hyan Gyul and his gang engaged in violent criminal, if not felonious, activity (breaking into someone's home and assaulting the occupants which includes two 5-year-old children), Hyan Gyul is still in school, and getting trained in martial arts.
  • Skewed Priorities: It is strongly implied at the end of chapter 223, that what finally gets Hyan Gyul in trouble with the school is not his long, and well-documented, track record of delinquency, violence, and bullying, but the fact that he ran a scam to mooch cigarettes from adults, using middle-schoolers.

Jang Yeol Jeong

A gym teacher at Goo Ra that trains his students in martial arts. He becomes infatuated with Wild’s Lee Na after displaying her strength upon him.

  • Amazon Chaser: Has the hots for Wild's Lee Na.
  • Badass Teacher: He has his moments.
  • Love at First Punch: The moment Yeol Jeong fell in love with Lee Na.
  • Reality Ensues: In chapter 252, Lee Na gives him one final warning to stop stalking her and squatting outside her home. When he fails to get the hint, she calls the police and has him arrested.
  • Say My Name: He is so incredulous about his fate in chapter 252 that all he can do is scream out Lee Na's name as he's being taken away by the police.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Deconstructed. He finally gets what's coming to him for stalking Lee Na in chapter 252.
  • Sure, Let's Go with That: His general reaction when somebody actually gleams useful direction from his deliberately cryptic "advice." Jae Gu, in general, seems quite skilled at this.
  • They Just Dont Get It: Despite Lee Na's very direct rebuffs of his one-sided affections, he absolutely refuses to acknowledge that she is clearly not interested. Even as he's being arrested, he completely refuses to believe it. He still doesn't get the message by chapter 258... Lee Na is clearly seen losing patience.

    Gas Station 

Jae Gu’s Boss

The man who runs the gas station Jae Gu works at. He is usually seen giving Jae Gu advice about problems the latter is currently dealing with.

Hwang Jaeoh

A first year of Dongah Tech high school. He joins in on the Wild Tournament to seek challengers despite not specializing in any form of martial arts. After the tournament, he decides to take a job at the gas station Jae Gu is currently working at in an attempt to get back at the people who humiliated him during the tournament. Little does he realize that he actually kind of likes being around Jae Gu's life-style.

  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Tries desperately to act like one. It initially works during the Tournament before people began ignoring his boasts.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Does this for Jae Gu in chapter 194, and it is awesome!
  • Butt-Monkey: He tends to get ignored by people...a lot.
  • Cool Bike: Often shown to be illustrated as a Badass Biker.
  • Ignored Enemy: After the Wild Tournament, no one seems to takes him seriously anymore.
  • Oh, Crap!: Has this feeling when he realizes that he is out of Lee Mi Nam's league.
  • Running Gag: He tends to get ignored by people...a lot.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: He talks big despite having very little cred.
  • Smug Snake: Berates people of their flaws.
  • Token Evil Teammate: His actions were rough at the start, but has become on friendlier terms with the cast.
  • Tsundere: Starts out as an amoral antagonist but later becomes a lot more affable, even has a somewhat tragic backstory. Also he is somewhat fixated on Jae Gu even though he claims to hate all of the Wild's School.

    Big-Tuna Faction 

Kim Ho Pae

The current heir of the “Big Tuna” mafia group. Ho Pae entered the Wild’s Tournament to sniff out the Wild students that previously attacked some of the faction’s members. He becomes on friendlier terms with the main cast later on, and even decides to help them with some issues. He later transfers to Wild's High School as a new student.

  • Arrogant Kungfu Guy: His thought bubbles indicate he's been trained in martial arts, and his showing in the Wilds tournament shows he's no pushover. Still, despite only beating Jae Gu as a result of foul play, and losing handily to Moon Young, he thought he could take on Queen without difficulty. He was wrong.
  • Beauty Mark: Has three on the right side of his face.
  • Berserk Button: Hurting animals in front of him; particularly Hoon, the Kim Hye family's boston terrier.
  • Blood Knight: Has no issue getting into fights.
  • The Don: The current head of Big Tuna.
  • Hypocrite: In his fight with Moon Young, he tells her to not use any "tricks"...despite sucker punching Jae Gu in the fight prior.
  • Go-Karting with Bowser: When he's not antagonizing people, he actually gets a long well with Jae Gu and Hye Sung.
  • Idiot Ball: Sure Ho Pae. what a great idea it was to try to threaten Wild's High. The YK Corporation disposed of the threat almost instantly.
  • New Transfer Student: Chapter 244 reveals that he's transferred to Wild's High as a new student. Jae Gu is, at first, relieved to hear that he's no longer The One Guy, until Ho Pae points out he's one year Jae Gu's senior.
  • Noodle Incident: Something happened between his Big Tuna faction and Snoop Monkey's that has Snoop Monkey scared of them ever crossing paths again.
  • Pet the Dog: Literally. He's quite fond of Hoon.
  • Revenge Before Reason: Despite clearly being outnumbered. He still feels the need to antagonize Wild's High just to get back at them.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Becomes one for Jae Gu and company later in the series.

Jakdu (Dagger)

Ho Pae’s second-in-command. Jakdu is usually seen alongside Ho Pae.

  • Butt-Monkey: Hardly anyone takes the guy seriously.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: He loses quite easily against the number five fighter during the Garbage duel.
  • Hidden Depths: He's quite skilled at construction work, and he's a Supreme Chef in front of a BBQ grill. He's also excellent at orchestrating "family" outings.
  • In-Universe Nickname: Ho Pae calls him "Dagger."
  • Kavorka Man: Chapter 213 reveals he is one. The unnamed, and very attractive, Chinese woman actually likes him because he's a complete slob and became smitten with him because he did not catch her as she was falling down the stairs. For bonus points, he already has a girlfriend somewhere in Korea that hasn't been seen yet, one that he speaks fondly about.
  • Number Two: To Ho Pae.
  • Supreme Chef: Put him in front of a BBQ grill, and he's an absolute master.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Similar to the Ho Pae example.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Ho Pae.
  • Weapon of Choice: A wrench.

Kim Ho Pae’s Brother

The former heir of Big-Tuna, and Ho Pae's older brother. He watches over Ho Pae's growth as he becomes the heir deserving of Big-Tuna.

  • Beauty Mark: Has one near the right side of his mouth.
  • The Don: The former head of Big Tuna.

    Kang Rok's Bullying Arc 

Choi Kang Rok

A 9th grade student who Jae Gu catches a glimpse of being bullied, and decides to help him out of his situation. Lee Moon takes a liking to him, and decides to train him up similar to when she trained Jae Gu. He later transfers as a new freshman into Wild's High School.

  • Amazon Chaser: He really likes Moon Young (he even brings her flowers), and is more than a little smitten with Kim Yeo Jeong.
  • Chick Magnet: The girls at Wilds High are even more interested in him than in Jae Gu.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: He looks incredibly feminine.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: This seems to be his preference.
  • New Transfer Student: He mentions that he's entering Wild's High as a freshman at the end of chapter 252. Dal Dal is incredulous until he mentions that his test scores are at the top 0.1% in academics.
  • Official Couple: In all but name with Moon Young.
  • Sempai/Kohai: The Kohai to Sempai Jae Gu. Moon Young also substitutes as the Sempai here.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In chapter 217, he was able to carry Moon Young on his back about two steps before collapsing. When he was introduced, he couldn't even consider doing it without passing out from exhaustion.

Kang Rok’s Bullies

A trio of students picking on Choi Kang Rok for ratting them out on a violation to the teacher. They return later on with members of a gang led by someone named Snoop Monkey, but end up engaging in fights with Moon Young, and Ho Pae’s Big-Tuna faction.

  • The Cavalry: The bullies try to bring in reinforcements. Twice.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: The first two new bullies don't last long in matches against Moon Young.
  • Jerkass: The whole group is pretty much this. All because Kang Rok told the teacher on them.
  • No Name Given: None of them were given any names.
  • Sunk Cost Fallacy: They get in trouble with their teacher because Kang Rok reported their bullying? Bully him some more! That will fix him. Get called out by strangers because you're bullying him in public? Try to bully the strangers too! When those people hand them their ass, call in a favor from a criminal gang! Fortunately for them, the gang's boss wanted no part of this.
  • Weapon of Choice: Some used metal bats.
  • What Were You Thinking?: Once the second reinforcements arrived, Snoop Monkey clearly doesn't appreciate what his men have been doing, and told them to return.

Boxing Club Members

Two members from Lee Moon’s boxing club who try to warn Kang Rok’s bullies not to mess with Lee Moon.


    Kim Hye Household 

Kim Hye Sung

Hye Shin’s older brother who became a reclusive after bullies refused to leave him alone no matter how many times he won against them. Sung stays locked up in his room believing that the people bullying him would target his family if he went outside. Following his story arc to finally get him out of the house, Sung becomes one of Jae Gu's closest friends, and gets a job working for a delivery service.

Ms. Kim Hye

Hye Shin and Hye Sung’s mother who tries her hardest to make her family happy.

Hoon (Puggie)

The Kim Hye family’s pet boston terrier. In a strange turn of events, Ho Pae of the Big-Tuna faction has taken a liking to the dog.

    Tutu Gang 

Big Boss

The leader of the gang thugs that have been fighting with Hye Sung and company.

  • The Cavalry: He appears as back up for Jonggeon's group of thugs.
  • Idiot Ball: Clearly didn't realize what he was getting into by threating Wild's High.
  • Kick the Dog: Literally. Poor Hoon. Kim Ho Pae didn't appreciate that, at all.
  • The Leader: Of the Tutu gang.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: He gets arrested almost moments after his introduction.

Park Jonggeon

The leader of the high school students that were bullying Hye Sung in the past. After graduation, Jonggeon ended up becoming a part of the Tutu gang, and is trying to recruit his old friends into the group. He starts to bully Hye Sung again after running into him in the present.

  • Future Loser: After the Tutu gang is arrested, he is seen drunk, and at a loss for what he should do from now on.
  • Idiot Ball: Having his men attack Hye Sung while he was watching the final fight in the Wild Tournament was probably not the brightest idea.
  • Jerkass: Jonggeon bullies Hye Sung simply because he believes that Hye Sung holds himself at a higher standard than him.
  • Kick the Dog: Quite literally. He did it just to try and provoke Kim Hye Shun. It only served to irritate Kim Ho Pae instead.
  • The Leader: Leads his own group of thugs in the Tutu gang.
  • Sinister Shades: Seen wearing black sunglasses.

Giant Tutu Member

A largely built thug who acts as Jonggeon’s second-in-command.

Tutu Gang Members

The members of the Tutu gang that follow under Jonggeon.

    MYG Corporation 

Lee Higyeong

The eldest son, and chairman, of the MYG Corporation, Higyeong is known as a genius businessman; having completed a major project despite only being 25 years of age. He also happens to be Queen’s arranged fiancé.

  • Amazon Chaser: Has the hots for Moon Young.
  • Arranged Marriage: Between him and Queen.
  • Broken Ace: Higyeong is good at everything. Except treating his arranged marriage fiance like a human being. Then to further drive home how ill-suited he is to be romantically involved with anyone, he accepts the "assistance" of his Poisonous Friend and lets both his fiance, and "his valkyrie" be assaulted in their homes by a large group of thugs due to giving out their home address.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: Does this in chapter 190 right before meeting with Johnathan because Queen rejected him, and his ranting back in chapter 189, in favor of Jae Gu who actually came to her rescue, no questions asked.
  • Hypocrite: Is best friends with Johnathan, who he clearly admits is a Poisonous Friend to his butler, but when he finds out that Queen is in trouble, his first instinct is to blame her for "hanging out with the wrong people."
  • Never My Fault: Really, remind us, who introduced her to Johnathan? The guy that not only tried to ply her with alcohol, but sent a cameraman into the bathroom to take her photo without her consent? That "party" was certainly not Queen's idea, and it sure as heck wasn't Jae Gu's. Oh, and yeah, it certainly was Jae Gu's fault that you came and lectured her when you heard she was in trouble, instead of, maybe, offering assistance?
  • Revenge Before Reason: Wants to get back at Jae Gu for taking Queen's affection from him despite falling for Moon Young.
  • Unwitting Pawn: For Johnathan. Even after Johnathan had Jeff attack him, he still believes that everything in the Garbage fighter arc is Queen's fault, and Johnathan is on his side.

Higyeong’s Butler

A man who has been in Higyeong’s service for years. He runs a background check on Jae Gu to see if he is a threat to Higyeong for Queen's affection.

    Garbage Fighting Ring 


A foreign friend of Lee Higyeong who sponsors an underground fighting ring. Jonathan ends up getting ahold of some embarrassing photos of Queen, which causes a fighting duel to break out between Jae Gu and company, and Jonathan’s top fighters.

  • Dirty Coward: Whenever he gets himself in trouble (which is often) he runs and hides behind his bodyguard, Jeff, and then proclaims himself the better person after Jeff is done.
  • Evil Is Petty: He's considered a villain in this universe primarily for being such a massive dick.
  • Jerkass: He makes for one hell of a douche-bag.
  • Mission Control: This is pretty much how he operates. He gives orders to actual fighters and then sits back and calls himself "badass" or "king."
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: He receives a well-justified one from Queen in chapter 192.
  • Non-Action Guy: Is probably the only male named character who can't fight, and isn't in kindergarten.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: His hair hides the right side of his face. Chapter 192 shows this is purely a fashion choice.
  • Poisonous Friend: Is one for Lee Higyeong. Jonathan and him clearly have the best-buds vibe going on, but a lot of Jonathan's negative qualities Higyeong ends up taking for granted.
  • Revenge Before Reason: Instead of just letting it go after losing the Garbage duel against Queen's friends, he tells his men to go all out.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Nobody outside his "club" of garbage fighters and Lee Higyeong knows who he is, yet he acts like he's royalty, and expects to be treated as such.
  • Smug Snake: He's completely defenseless if anyone can get past Jeff, yet he expects everyone to be completely intimidated just by being in his presence.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": His name has been spelled as Jonathan or Johnathan.
  • Straw Misogynist: Looks down on women, especially female fighters. This, unsurprisingly does nothing to win Queen's favor, or anybody's from Wilds High. In chapter 192, he explicitly tells Queen she should be afraid of men.
    Johnathan (To Queen): You need to learn to be afraid of men!
  • Too Dumb to Live: He goes and provokes Queen, in person, by threatening Jae Gu's well being and home while Jeff isn't around to protect him. (Because Jeff is the one being ordered to brutalize Jae Gu.) For double points, his cell phone wasn't even fully charged when he set upon this course of action. Chapter 195 shows that wasn't enough. He went for a clean sweep when the first thing he did after his cell phone was charged enough to make a phone call was loudly order Jeff to break Jae Gu's legs, and take him hostage despite the fact that Queen was right there and had not only stated a rather strong killing intent, but demonstrated the ability to carry it out.


Jonathan’s body-guard who is always seen standing at Jonathan's side.

  • Angrish: As he becomes more and more angry, he loses his ability to speak coherent Korean.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: At least until he rips it off in chapter 194.
  • Battle Strip: Rips off his suit in chapter 194.
  • Cool Shades: Wears sunglasses.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Called off the attack on Jae Gu, against Johnathan's orders, when he saw Jae Gu's younger siblings scared to tears, and not because they called the police.
  • The Glasses Come Off: Dal Dal invokes this, and all it does is make Jeff angry.
  • The Juggernaut: This guy might as well be a walking, talking, Sherman Tank. To date, he has completely No Selled everything Moon Young had to offer, the most powerful attack in Queen's arsenal only managed to push him back, temporarily, after which he promised to stop holding back, and Dal Dal's most powerful attack only served to piss him off, by breaking his Cool Shades. Even an army of YK security with guns, only makes him hesitate, and that's without being ordered to engage them. If he's ordered to go after someone, he might as well become an Implacable Man.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: Rage Breaking Point + Battle Strip + Angrish + Badass Boast? OH YEAH!
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: He will obey every order Johnathan gives him, regardless of ethics, morality, or legality.
  • Nothing Personal: Tells Jae Gu that he bears no grudge while walking away from the fight.
  • One Head Taller: The guy is a giant.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Lampshaded.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Jonathan.
  • The Unfought: Despite the initial skirmishes against Queen and Dal Dal, he was never fought against during the Garbage duel. He gets a more proper fight against Dal Dal when Jonathan orders him, and his lackeys, to attack Jae Gu at his house, but even then, he still wasn't technically defeated.

Number 5

Jonathan’s fifth best Garbage fighter trained in kickboxing.

  • Badass Long Robe: His appearance is hidden in a brown robe before having his The Coats Are Off moment in the ring against Jakdu.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Ended up on the receiving end of one to Moon Young's father, Lee Mungwang, when he arrived at their house with Jonathan's group looking to get revenge for their previous loss.
  • No Name Given: Unlike the later fighers, he was never given a name.

Number 4

Jonathan’s fourth best Garbage fighter trained in boxing.

  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Ended up on the receiving end of one to Moon Young's father, Lee Mungwang, when he arrived at their house with Jonathan's group looking to get revenge for their previous loss.
  • No Name Given: Unlike the later fighters, he was never given a name.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: He was sure to be a good match-up against Moon Young whom he thought was purely a boxer, only to realize that he was completely wrong.

Number 3: Jang Moon Bae

Jonathan’s third best Garbage fighter trained as a submission artist. He also happens to be a former member of Queen’s fan-club.

  • Chekhov's Gunman: This character's appearance in chapter 230 becomes crucial in chapter 234.
  • Fanboy: Used to be a huge fan of Queen before Jae Gu's influence started changing her persona.
  • Heel–Face Turn: He rejoins the fan-club after realizing that Queen actually knew who he was.

Number 2: Ku Dukgu

Jonathan’s second best Garbage fighter trained in heavyweights. Despite his large size, Dukgu has a simple personality, and was made an easy target to be bullied during childhood.

  • Affably Evil: While the "evil" is debatable, outside the ring, he is friendly and polite.
  • Boring, but Practical: His strategy in the ring is to drive his opponents into the corner and pound them until they drop. By his own admission, only two people have found a way out of this. Kwon Duksu and Jae Gu.
  • Childhood Friends: With Kwon Duksu.
  • Dumb Muscle: Shown to not exactly be the smartest character. Might even be a disability.
  • Lightning Bruiser: He is surprisingly fast for his weight class, and he hits very hard. In addition, he can, and will throw his opponents if he can't corner them in the ring.
  • Token Good Teammate: Is the only person in Johnathan's team who doesn't come across as a raging Jerkass, even including his best friend.

Number 1: Kwon Duksu (Jason)

Jonathan’s number one Garbage fighter who specializes in the krav maga fighting style. Before moving away, Duksu was Dukgu’s protector from being bullied during childhood, and continues to look out for him after reuniting in the present day.

  • The Ace: The best fighter of Jonathan's Garbage ring.
  • Childhood Friends: With Ku Dukgu.
  • Everyone Has Standards: He may not care much about the rules in the ring. He may even go at his opponent with deadly force, or attack the referee for disqualifying him, but he absolutely refuses to act like a gangster, even if paid. He, and his best friend Dukgu took no part in going after Moon Young's home.
  • In-Universe Nickname: Wants to be referred to as "Jason."
  • Rage Breaking Point: He eventually reaches his when Jae Gu refuses to stay down, and Johnathan grows impatient with him.

Garbage Ring Members

The lower members of Jonathan’s Garbage fighters.

  • Insane Troll Logic: They're scared of their fight club being shut down because they won't get paid for fighting. So what do they do? They go and commit violent felonies that will all but guarantee that their fight club gets shut down and they go to prison.
  • Mooks: The rest of the Garbage fighters.
  • Straw Misogynist: None of them show women much respect on screen.
  • Weapon of Choice: Pieces of wood and metal.

    Myung Relations 

Myung Sung

A kid that Dal Dal gets on the wrong side of after kicking his soccer ball a far distance. Sung turns out to be a national soccer player, and helps Dal Dal, and Jae Gu, chase Kang Rok’s bullies off.

  • The Ace: Of a national junior league soccer team.
  • Big Sister Worship: He comes to see Dal Dal like a cool older sister that he enjoys playing games with.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: Dal Dal sees him as such.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Sung was introduced in the Kang Rok bullying chapters, but returns later on to introduce Dal Dal to his older brother, Hwan.
  • No Social Skills: According to Hwan, Sung has a rough time making friends due to not being a very social person, and finds it reassuring that his younger brother talks a lot about Dal Dal.

Myung Hwan

A Daehan University student that is the older sibling of Myung Sung. He appears to have a caring, mature-like, personality, and has taken an interest in Dal Dal.

  • Horrible Judge of Character: He seems to have not realized that his friend, Yoonji, is a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing after introducing her to Dal Dal.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: He tells Dal Dal in chapter 251 that he's content to "just sit back on the sidelines" until she gets her feelings sorted out whether for himself, or for her old crush.
  • Look, a Distraction!: Pulls this on one of the stalker gang to keep him from hitting Jae Gu with a lead pipe. It works and allows Kim Hye Sung to take him out with a knee to the chin.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Dal Dal sees him as one.
  • Nice Guy: A genuinely nice person who helps Dal Dal when she's injured, or feeling down.
  • Official Couple: With Dal Dal at the end of chapter 258.
  • The Rival: He's beginning to see Jae Gu as one for Dal Dal. This, in turn, causes Jae Gu to see him as one. Unfortunately, it couldn't have come at a worse time because of the events of chapter 230.
  • Spit Take: He nearly sprays his coffee over the table when Dal Dal asks him if they're dating.

Shin Yoonji

A friend of Myung Hwan who also attends Daehan University. Yoonji seems nice at first...until Dal Dal sees what she's really like.

  • All Men Are Perverts: She attempts to prove this point to Dal Dal that all men will take advantage of vulnerable women by getting drunk, and seducing the first man she sees. However, the man she attempts to seduce turns out to be Jae Gu who doesn't fall for it, and ends up escorting her to the nearest police station.
  • Beneath the Mask: Nice Girl when she's around Hwan. Jerkass when she's not.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: A Nice Girl act covers up her cold-hearted persona.
  • By the Hair: Probably one of the few women in this universe that can't actually fight properly, and goes for the hair pulling instead.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: She's jealous of Dal Dal that Hwan might be going out with her, and ends up trying to pick a fight with her.
  • Heel–Face Turn: She becomes on friendlier terms with Dal Dal after seeing how far she will go to defend Jae Gu from Jonathan's henchmen.
  • Jerkass: What her true persona comes off as.
  • Not So Different: Surprisingly to Dal Dal. When Myung Hwan dumped her, she called Dal Dal and Sunmi over so she could have a shoulder to cry on, and cry she did. Exactly, like Dal Dal, she can't get herself to move on either.
  • Smoking Is Glamorous: She's a smoker.


A friend of Shin Yoonji who turns out to be a graduate of Wild’s High.

  • Action Girl: As a former member of Wild's High, she is seen to be a competent fighter.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Despite following along with Yoonji to fight Dal Dal, Sunmi ends up quickly befriending her after realizing that they are both from Wild's High.
  • Sempai/Kohai: The Sempai to Dal Dal's Kohai. It is discovered that Sunmi graduated from Wild's High two years ago.

    Kidnapping Arc 

Detective Lee

The junior officer investigating Dal Dal's kidnapping starting in chapter 231.

  • Beleaguered Bureaucrat: His superior officer is a real Jerkass to say the least.
  • By-the-Book Cop: Is the more reasonable of the two officers introduced, except for using his laptop, is far more in-tune with the rules than his boss.
  • Good Cop/Bad Cop: The good cop to Park's "Bad cop."
  • Pet the Dog: Constantly. He shows genuine praise and gratitude to Jae Gu for every bit of information that the student gave him regarding the suspect(s) in the Choi kidnapping case.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Asked to stay behind to wait for more information when the affected parties have had a chance to calm down. It's a good thing he did.

Detective Park.

Detective Lee's direct superior.

  • Good Cop/Bad Cop: The "bad cop" to Detective Lee's "Good cop." He even smacks a suspect in his broken ribs in chapter 242, in response to the latter's Wounded Gazelle Gambit.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: Smacking a suspect in his broken ribs, even simply with a loose-leaf notebook is easily actionable police brutality. However, since the guy has consistently shown that physical pain is the only form of input that will breach his thick skull, and not only traumatized Dal Dal, but kept going after her father with a weapon until beaten into unconsciousness, he can't really complain.
  • Lack of Empathy: He yells at Detective Lee about having to investigate a random mugging, in front of the parents of a kidnapped high-school girl that both detectives are interviewing.
  • Lawful Stupid: Detective Lee, how dare you type your notes into a computer instead of using your notebook? (For bonus points, he swats Detective Lee over the head with a loose-leaf notebook in the process of his complaint.)
  • Obstructive Bureaucrat: Is more hung up on rules and regulations, including writing in a notebook as opposed to typing on a computer, than actually trying to solve a kidnapping case. Resulting in actually hindering the investigation.
  • Pet the Dog: Spends almost all of chapter 234, and a significant amount of chapter 235 praising Detective Lee's exceptional police work in getting strong, iron-clad leads regarding the Choi kidnapping case from Jae Gu.
  • Police Are Useless: Despite confirming that a kidnapping has occurred, and the fact that a ransom call is unlikely, he insists on waiting until the following morning to speak to the victim's classmates, when any good police detective knows a kidnapping for something other than ransom is a race against time.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives a truly cathartic one, combined with Shut Up, Hannibal! to the kidnapper that tried to have Dal Dal's father arrested for "excessive force."
  • Skewed Priorities: Places far, far more importance on the fact that Detective Lee is typing his notes and observations into his laptop instead of scribbling them into a loose-leaf notebook than anything he might see and hear concerning the kidnapping case.
  • The Strategist: Makes the correct, though counter-intuitive, decision to not send all the police to the kidnapper's hideout, but instead have them form strategically placed blockades to cut off the escape routes.

The Stalker Gang.

The primary antagonists of the kidnapping arc that started in chapter 230.

    Safe Walk Home Arc 

Jae Gu's Assignment: Kim Jimin

A female middle-school student that Jae Gu's been assigned to escort for the police's Safe Walk Home volunteer program. Like most of this series, Jae Gu soon realizes that Jimin's been having trouble with bullies from her school. It's then revealed that Jimin is a starting freshman student at Wild's High School.

  • Apologizes Alot: She's ashamed and deeply regretful that her bullies are giving Jae Gu a hard time, and that she's neither agile nor fast enough to run away on her own.
  • Dull Eyes of Unhappiness: Due to getting constantly bullied, she never looks happy.
  • Lady Looks Like a Dude: It can be very easy to confuse Jimin for a male.
  • Not Afraid of You Anymore: After a bit of a pep-talk from Jae Gu, she gloriously tells off those three bully girls in Chapter 250, and makes perfectly clear that there will be consequences if they insist on bullying her any further. The bully girls can only respond with shock and incredulity.

Moon Young's Assignment

A glasses woman who works with a company that Moon Young's been assigned to escort for the police's Safe Walk Home volunteer program. The woman becomes impressed with her escort being Moon Young, who constantly shows off her achievements.

  • Fangirl: Takes a liking to Moon Young after realizing that her escort has many achievements.
  • Genre Blindness: Never realizes that Moon Young is purposefully showing off things, such as her magazine image and earned boxing medals, that make her look good.
  • Meganekko: Wears glasses.
  • Spider-Sense: She believes she's being stalked. A shadowy figure shown behind Moon Young during one of her escorting trips implies she's right.
  • Sustained Misunderstanding: Chapter 250 reveals that the "stalker" is actually her boyfriend, who was too scared to approach because Moon Young was there.

Jungu's Assignment: Hee Young

A small male fourth-grader that Jungu's been assigned to escort for the police's Safe Walk Home volunteer program. Talking with the boy, Jungu learns that he's irritated with his current lifestyle of not being able to hang out with his parents.

  • Cry Cute: When Jungu suggests that his mother spend time at an amusement park with him rather than just giving him money for a birthday present, and his mother agrees, he breaks down into Tender Tears.
  • Dull Eyes of Unhappiness: He's never shown to be happy due to his current lifestyle away from his parents.
  • Parental Neglect: He clearly doesn't like that his parents are never around, and wishes that he could spend some time with them.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: He's a fourth-grader already playing the piano, learning english, and seems to already have a general understanding as to how brutal the world can be living without parents.

Dal Dal's Assignment

An old woman that Dal Dal's been assigned to escort for the police's Safe Walk Home volunteer program. Dal Dal is usually seen having to carry heavy luggage for her while the woman constantly talks about how she misses her son that was sent off to the army.

  • Hates Being Alone: Misses being with her son.
  • Tender Tears: Nearly breaks down crying completely when her son meets her at home, on leave from the army.

Jimin's Bullies, aka "Group Power"

A group of middle-school students who've been bullying Jimin. They attempt to continue picking on Jimin during her walk home, but start to become irritated upon realizing how far her guard, Jae Gu, will go to avoid them.

  • Amusing Injuries: At the end of chapter 249, every single one of the male bullies is covered in bruises from head to toe, including having matching black eyes, and they can't complain since Moon Young, for lack of a better term, videotaped their consent to the "sparring practice" where Jae Gu trounced them, handily.
  • Calling Your Attacks: The male bullies seem to give their punches and kicks special names.
  • The Cavalry: Getting annoyed having to deal with Jae Gu evading them, the three main bully girls call upon a group of boys to deal with him. After Jae Gu successfully evades these boys, they then return the next day with an even bigger group of boys prepared to take on Jae Gu.
  • Curbstomp Battle: Chapter 250 reveals that Jae Gu doesn't have any visible injuries while they... see the Amusing Injuries entry.
  • Delinquents: They admit that none of them are in good standing with their school, whatever school that may be, and even if they didn't, middle schoolers in good standing certainly aren't out late at night unsupervised, without good reason.
  • Epiphany Therapy: In Chapter 249, they finally realize they're not in "The Breaker, New Waves", after getting soundly trashed by Jae Gu, and that's with Moon Young coaching them. It's so effective, they've lined up to take boxing lessons from Moon Young's father the next morning.
  • For the Evulz: Upon their introduction, the three main bully girls specifically state that going after Jimin will be "fun."
  • Heel–Face Turn: While no mention is made of the three bully girls, the boys of the self-proclaimed gang have all sworn off bullying in chapter 258.
  • Ignorant Of His Own Ignorance: The gang of male bullies believe that they're the toughest and meanest gang in all Korea because "even highschoolers don't mess with them." They have no idea how wrong they are, at least not until the end of chapter 249.
  • I Reject Your Reality: Every single one of the bullies, both male and female, believes wholeheartedly that Jae Gu is merely some guy pretending to be a Jedi Knight, and refuse to acknowledge that he's with the police despite him not only pointing out his badge, but handily evading them. What's worse is that they believe they're the undeniably better fighters despite Jae Gu soundly trouncing them without even throwing a single punch.
  • Jerkass: The three main bully girls act horrible to Jimin for no explained reason other than to bully her. And given the band aid on Jimin's face, it's implied, and shown, that they also have physically assaulted her, even yanking her hair to the point of her screaming in pain, right in front of Jae Gu.
  • Redemption Rejection: The self-proclaimed leader of this "gang" absolutely refuses to stand down, no matter how many opportunities Jae Gu gives him, even when Jae Gu pushes him away, and he flinches, expecting to get a more than well-deserved punch in the face, he still orders his flunkies to attack Jae Gu.
  • Suicidal Overconfidence: One lucky hit to Jae Gu's jaw and the leader thinks they've already won the fight. The next morning, we are all treated to the aftermath proving, through physical pain and injury, just how wrong they are.
  • They Just Dont Get It: Even after Jae Gu completely thrashed the male bully gang, in its entirety, the three bully girls think Jae Gu is a harmless "Jedi Knight" wannabe that they can intimidate. What's worse, they think Jimin is insane for being sick of being pushed around.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: The male bully gang seem to believe they're in "The Breaker, New Waves," and that Nine Arts Dragon will recruit them at some point. Their actions are all eerily similar to the Soldiers Under Command. All they're missing are the jumpsuits with skeletons painted on them.


Dal Dal's Mother

A famous cooking researcher who has a bit of a short temper. A lot of Dal Dal’s cooking skills come from her.

  • Adult Fear: Starting in chapter 230, and going Up to Eleven upon Detective Park's statement that a ransom call is unlikely.
  • Anger Born of Worry: Resulting in slapstick violence upon Dal Dal once the stalker gang is taken care of.
  • Broken Tears: When she sees a horrifically battered Dal Dal in chapter 240. This transitions into Berserker Tears when she tells her husband to go after the stalker gang.
  • The Driver: Got stuck in this role trying to get Dal Dal, and company, to Jonathan's fighting ring.
  • Entertainingly Wrong: After fully processing the extent of Dal Dal's injuries as a result of the events of chapter 221, she is first, rightly, concerned about her daughter's well being, but then immediately assumes that Dal Dal utterly brutalized the person or persons who did it to her, wondering if she'll have to pay a cash settlement, and which hospital she's going to have to visit.
  • No Sense of Direction: Wound up nearly on the other side of the country trying to drive Dal Dal to Johnathan's fighting ring. Blame is placed on faulty GPS software. She eventually does find her way following others headed to the same location.
  • Rage Breaking Point: Has these moments.
  • Shipper on Deck: Just shy of I Want Grandkids. She happily tried to push Dal Dal and Jae Gu together when she met him, being the first guy Dal Dal brought home, and that she seemed happy with him. After the break up, and meeting Myung Hwan, she's even pushier concerning the college student.
  • Supreme Chef: One of the best cooks to exist in this universe, and taught her daughter everything she knows.
  • This Is Unforgivable!: When she sees Dal Dal, her daughter, unconscious, on the ground, obviously brutalized and abused, she tearfully tells her husband that she will never forgive the Stalker gang, and gives him free reign to beat them down. And beat them down he does.

Dal Dal's Father

A salaryman who was working overseas until recently. He enters the story just in time to witness the Kidnapping Arc.

  • Adult Fear: For the entire kidnapping arc.
  • Berserker Tears: He wipes these off right before he goes and teaches the remaining members of the stalker gang a lesson.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: The man is a friendly, hard working man who gets off trolling his daughter by farting near her and laughing about it. He is also a former combat champion and can kick ass seven ways to Sunday.
  • *Crack!* "Oh, My Back!": When he tries to carry Dal Dal at the end of chapter 241 after he devastated her kidnappers and found his body wasn't liking the beat down he gave.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He looks and acts like an unassuming salaryman. In truth, he's even better at Tae Kwon Do than Dal Dal.
  • Curbstomp Battle: Literally. The first guy to attack him gets stomped on the neck into the pavement, left twitching involuntarily.
  • Death Glare: While informing stalker gang of the consequences of trying to retaliate in any way, or he so much as finds a hair of theirs anywhere near his family again. And no, a monetary settlement will not make it okay.
  • Epiphany Therapy: When the last guy absolutely refuses to both stay down, and acknowledge that Dal Dal is not "his," Dal Dal's father has no choice but to keep kicking him until he's unconscious or finally has a revelation as to how wrong his position is. At that point, Dal Dal's father is so angry, he doesn't care which comes first.
    "How Dare You! How dare you lay your hands on my Dal Dal! My sweet, beautiful, darling daughter!" (Various kicking sounds in the background)
  • Fake Weakness: Makes himself look like a weak, frail old man in front of Detective Park while one of Dal Dal's kidnappers tried to have him arrested for "excessive force."
  • Henpecked Husband: His wife, Dal Dal's mother, completely dominates him. He even gave up his martial arts career and became a pilot because she told him to, for the sake of the family. So when she told him to take the stalker gang down, promising to support the family if he got hurt, it takes on a much bigger meaning.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: Once his wife gives the Okay, the stalkers holding and threatening Dal Dal don't know what hit them.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: When he realized he's the one who let Dal Dal's kidnappers into his house.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Combined with Kick Them While They're Down. Actually justified because his target, the last remaining member of the stalker gang keeps right on going for a two-by-four that he's demonstrated the ability and intent to use as a weapon while proclaiming that Dal Dal is "his" and he's not going to give her up, and that he'll never "forgive" Dal Dal's father for "trying to take her away."
  • Not So Different: He's basically an older, wiser, and far more experienced Jae Gu. Strip the color away (like on the chapter covers) and it's very difficult to differentiate them.
  • Papa Wolf: When given the command by his wife, he fully enters this mode. His kicks, if the onomatopoeias are any hints, end up if not just cracking their ribs, outright breaking the ribs of his daughter's kidnappers.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Despite seeing his partner in crime get taken down in one kick, another member of the stalker gang thought Dal Dal's father had simply seen too many martial-arts movies. Disturbing "Crack" and "Crunch" sounds after taking a hit to his side around the rib cage might have him thinking differently.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Lets what he thinks is a camera crew into his home to film Dal Dal. What he has no way of knowing is that this "camera crew" is really a group of deranged and very determined stalkers that view Dal Dal as their possession and will do anything to seize her and keep her captive.

Lee Mungwang

Lee Moon Young’s father who is the chief of a boxing gym, and a former champion in welterweight.

  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: When Johnathan sent four of his guys to rush him while protecting his home and daughter, he took down all four of them at once, and two of them were Johnathan's top fighters. Chapter 192 shows that those fighters may need to be hospitalized as a result.
  • Nice Guy: Despite his large build, he's a really nice dude.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: He has this relationship with his daughter, of all things.

Baek Namjung

One of Hye Sung’s old high school bullies. Namjung regrets not taking school seriously, and tries to make up for it by working as a part-timer at certain jobs, and finally making amends with Hye Sung. Namjung currently works at Boong Boong's delivery service.

  • Future Loser: Currently barely holding onto a delivery service job.
  • Heel–Face Turn: He truly feels bad about the way he acted in school, and becomes friends with Hye Sung in the present.

Jae Gu’s Landlords

An elderly couple that gave Jae Gu, and his siblings, a place to live. Yoon In Seung ends up buying their house after a company decided to renovate the neighborhood, and threatened to have everyone, including Jae Gu, move away.

  • Time to Move: They are being forced to move out of the neighborhood due to another company renovating their property.

Queen’s Fan-club

A group of people devoted to supporting Queen. They are often seen cheering in the audience during Queen’s fights. They wear full-body white suits with hoods making them look like stars if they stretch their arms out.

  • Instant Fan Club: For Queen.
  • Spanner in the Works: They are this to Dal Dal's kidnappers. They parked once by the kidnapper's vehicle and their dashboard camera caught the kidnappers' license plate.
  • Stalker Without a Crush: Their behavior borders on this. They follow Queen and her limo pretty much anywhere, though they haven't been seen trespassing or deliberately coming less than 10 feet of her without her permission.

Minor Wild Tournament Opponents

Competitors who made brief appearances during the Wild Tournament. (Not all of them are pictured obviously)

  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Some of the fights don't last long in order to move on to other, more important, events.
  • Flat Character: Most appearances are brief, and never appear again.


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