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Jin-Mo-Ri The Monkey King

The protagonist of the story. A teenager raised solely by his adoptive grandfather in the woods, all he really knows how to do is fight, eat, and sleep. He's very good at all three. His role in the story kicks off after he's finally beaten down by a man representing the God of High School tournament just before his 300th street brawl victory. Enticed by the prospect of interesting people to fight, he joins the God of High School tournament solely to test himself against the best.

  • Adorkable: Some of his behavior (pressing his face against soundproof glass to try and listen in on the Judges' conversation) as well as his innocence and social awkwardness in public situations qualify him as this.
  • Animals Hate Him: He hates them back. Dae-Wi noticed that Mo-Ri is tense and even scared around dogs and cats, getting into growling and hissing contests with them. Ironically enough, he's the king of an entire race of animals, the Monkeys.
  • Art Shift: When he's not particularly mad or serious he's often drawn in a chibi style, especially during his Adorkable moments where he has a rounded face and big buckteeth. When he gets serious however, his face becomes more angular and his eyes become smaller and sharper than before to the point of Bishōnen at times.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: The strongest monkey and the Monkey King, a veritable God able to challenge most of Heaven's armies at once.
  • Badass Boast: As part of his Roaring Rampage of Revenge for the death of Mo-Ri Hui
    Mo-Ri Listen up, clones. Starting now I'm going to have a funeral for my clone, Mo-Ri Hui, with the bodies of 400,076,000 of my enemies.
  • Badass Normal: He refuses to fight with borrowed powers, relying only on his own strength but fights on par with most users regardless.
  • Bare-Handed Blade Block: Humorously averted in chapter forty-two, where his attempt to do so ends with him getting hit on the head after missing. Played straight in the far more serious fight between Mo-Ri and the First Crown Prince of Heaven, albeit not without the sword managing to cut through his Armor of Invincibility and into his shoulder first.
  • Bare Your Midriff: His Yongpyo protects him regardless.
  • Berserk Button: Don't use Northern Style ITF Tae Kwon Do in front of him if you know what's good for you. Don't hurt anyone he considers his friends. Seriously, don't.
  • Big Eater: If he's not sleeping, fighting, or watching someone else fight, chances are he's eating. This actually becomes a major plot point when his midnight hunger pangs cause him to accidentally eat a Sage's Pill, jump-starting his transformation back into the Monkey King.
  • Blood Knight: Loves nothing more than a good fight and his reason for joining the tournament in the first place was to find strong opponents.
  • Blow You Away: Several of his kicks are so ridiculously powerful they generate localized tornadoes upon use.
  • Book Dumb: Played up as this for most of the series, but his grades are actually surprisingly good, to Mi-Ra's shock.
  • Brought Down to Badass: He loses most of his power after he suffered the rebound of using 250,000x his normal power with his Limit Remover and having his powers removed with Bak Mu-Bong's use of the Holy Grail. Once he regains his memories, he's still so overwhelmingly powerful compared to the majority of the competition that spends the entire tournament learning how to hold back in order to avoid drawing too much attention.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Ridiculously strong for a kid his age, able to destroy entire boxing rings with a single attack and kick people across a football stadium sized room at 17. Then again... he is a god in the flesh...
  • Combo Platter Powers: As the Monkey King.
    • Armor of Invincibility: The Yongpyo, a mass of energy that takes the form of black jacket lined with yellow fur when equipped. It further enhances his durability and strength and can even be passed to others temporarily. When not in use it can also take other forms, which the Fake King used to cement his rule. It also comes with built in rocket thrusters,apparently.
    • Magic Staff: The Ruyi Jingu Bang, the famous staff that can extend all the way to the moon note , multiply itself along with its master, levitate, among other things.
    • Self-Duplication: Much like in the original legend, he can create a clone for every hair he has, each of them only a little bit weaker than him with most of his memories, skills, and powers. However, they grow weaker the farther away they travel from him, and can even develop their own personalities should they spend too much time away from the original.
    • Shock and Awe: Crosses with Weather Manipulation as he can call the Kinto-Unnote  practically anywhere though it's much easier if he has a large concentration of airborne water in the form of vapor or liquid to work with. His primary use for it is to attack foes with endless bolts of magical lightning, though he can also ride it and use it as a smokescreen.
  • Deus Exit Machina: After regaining his full power as the Monkey King the author shunts him into the exploding Sage Realm to save Lee Joo-Sin, leaving him trapped in another dimension so that he wouldn't steamroll the competition in the latest Tournament Arc.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: Once he regains his memories of being the Monkey King, he quickly becomes one of the most powerful characters in the story, wielding incredible magical powers while bolstering his already considerable physical prowess to godly proportions.
  • Expy: Yet another reinterpretation of the legendary Sun Wukong.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: Has four pointed star shaped irises that are bright yellow against black pupils. It's actually left over from his time as the Monkey King.
  • Eye Color Change: His pupils turn into four-pointed stars when things start turning serious. His eyes later turn blue when he accesses his true form as the Monkey King, then red later on.
  • Fantastic Fighting Style: Tae Kwon Do is one of the most well-known martial arts in the world... Mo-Ri's version... is not. It contains a variety of outlandish moves that range from unbelievably hard to absolutely impossible to perform in real life. The most mundane of the special techniques involves kicking a person's head in one direction, before kicking them in the opposite direction, before finishing with another kick to the back of the head. Not only is this ridiculously hard to perform in a split second the way he does it, but the fact that he performs this with one leg (meaning he's moving his leg to the other side of the person's head before the target even moves from the first kick's impact) ups the difficulty even further. It was apparently a form called Renewal Tae Kwon Do invented by his grandfather and the South Korean government after reverse engineering and improving a particularly deadly Northern variant during his time as a soldier, a form which is entirely fictional of course.
  • Flash Step: Bo-Bup note  is apparently a basic technique of Renewal Tae Kwon Do, created with the intent of being able to attack from any direction.
  • Foreshadowing: The ape-like apparition that Bong-Chim sensed while Mo-Ri was being resuscitated foreshadowed his nature as the Monkey King.
  • God in Human Form: It was clear from the start that there was something that wasn't normal about him and his unnatural physical prowess. He turns out to be one of the Great Gods, Sun Wukong, who reverted to an infant after the Great War for an unknown reason.
  • Godzilla Threshold: He refuse to use charyeok (borrowed power), since he insist on getting strong with his own power. In fight with the most powerful god of Heavenly Realm, he uses it regardless. Although, the "god" in question is his own clone so it's debatable if it counts.
  • Happily Adopted: It turns out his grandfather picked him up after a mission in North Korea that left the entirety of his unit wiped out. Up to the reveal of his true nature he thought that his parents had died in an accident of some kind and never knew them.
  • Hot-Blooded: When he's worked up he shouts a lot and he never holds back in a fight. He mellows out with time though, particularly after the revelation about his identity.
  • I Am Not Left-Handed: When he starts kicking prepare to run, as his power more than doubles when he starts using his legs instead of simply punching. Truth in Television, Tae Kwon Do puts a heavy emphasis on match ending kicks.
  • Idiot Hero: Not particularly bright when it comes to day-to-day matters due to living in the mountains and only traveling down it to pick up groceries and go to school. That said, it gave him plenty of time to refine his mastery of martial arts. Unfortunately, his common sense took a hit for it. Subverted somewhat later on, when his clone, Mo-Ri Hui, explains that Mo-Ri only focused on the core subjects and did surprisingly well on his exams, meaning that he's more of a Genius Ditz than he's initially depicted as.
  • Jerkass: Can come across as this at times, not caring for the opinions of others and generally doing what he wants with little regard to the consequences. He was much worse in the past.
  • I Hate Past Me: His opinion of his former self as the Monkey King after seeing how much of a jerkass he was as well as how his reckless actions led his people to be enslaved by Heaven.
    Mo-Ri: I'm not the Monkey King. I'm just me.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: He lost his memories and his power as the Monkey King after reverting to an infant.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Played for comedy.
    Mo-Ri: [while chasing a purse-snatcher] Stop right there you overly-used thief who's only here because the story needs one!
  • Leeroy Jenkins: He rarely comes up with a plan in the early fights and is frequently the one to break the rules and charge into other people's fights. Il-Pyo even outright states that Mo-Ri's lack of strategy is one of his greatest weaknesses.
  • Manchild: Some of his dialogue would be better suited for a seven-year old than a seventeen year old.
    Mo-Ri: [complaining about which Judge he has to fight] I dun wanna! No! No! I want Yellow Hair! Yellow Hair! I don't want Glasses! Screw Glasses! I want Yellow Hair!
  • Mega Manning: He's able to copy most techniques after a single glance, incorporating them into his fighting style and creating entirely new moves when combined with his own specialties.
  • Nigh Invulnerable: This kid takes a licking and keeps on kicking. Unless someone is far above him in power, chances are they're not going to be able to take him down without an extremely hard fight. As the Monkey King he spent a month and a half trapped in lava and come out none the worse for wear outside of complaining that his eyes hurt. Not to mention surviving the explosion of a planet!
  • One-Man Army: And how! Upon regaining his full power, the first thing he does is single-handedly wipe out 158,582 nephilims the size of skyscrapers (mind you, they were laying waste to an entire planet at the time) in all of thirty seconds. Later he single-handedly defeated 400.076.000 Apostles (Nephilims) alone during Ragnarök
  • Pressure Point: Learns this from Nabong Chim after eating the Sage Pill. He can use it to knock people out with a touch, restore feeling in numb limbs, remove his limiters to increase his power at the cost of severe pain in the aftermath (ala Kaio-Ken), and block arteries to literally cause them to explode from the buildup and thus deal internal damage.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: A sign that he's getting serious as The Monkey King. Later subverted as it becomes his standard eye color while fighting, though he reverts back to his regular eye color after taking the Yongpyo off.
  • Scars Are Forever: Has a long gash across his forehead that's usually covered by his sleep mask. His staff gets one too after being sliced by the First Crown Prince's Lightning Sword.
  • Sleep Mask: Subverting the stereotypical feminine connotations, he wears one everywhere he goes so he can take a nap when nothing is interesting him. It gets replaced by his Chinese headband when he enters his godly form.
  • Shonen Hair: Has Goku-style hair, a trait he earned from his grandfather's own unkempt hairstyle. This makes it hilarious when readers learn who he really is.
  • Skilled, but Naïve: He's incredibly good at fighting... not so much at anything else. He often has trouble reading the mood in the early chapters and is innocently honest to a fault. He's also prone to going after robbers in crowded cities despite not knowing the lay of the land.
  • Sore Loser: Not at first, but he gets shell-shocked after fights he loses while going all out. The first thing he wants to do after regaining consciousness is to charge right back in and beat up whoever managed to defeat him. If he doesn't he becomes rather submissive in that person's presence.
  • Super Speed: Along with the aforementioned Flash Step, he's able to pedal fast enough on his bicycle to keep up with a motorcycle while Mi-Ra is standing on the seat.
  • ¡Three Amigos!: With Mi-Ra and Dae-Wi.
  • Took a Level in Badass: He actively learns from his fights and is getting stronger all the time. His biggest one is a bit of a retroactive example, where he regains his former powers as the Monkey King instead of gaining new ones.
  • Tranquil Fury: When he's angry he rarely goes into a flying rage, only wearing a straight face before delivering the mother of all asskickings to the idiot stupid enough to piss him off.
  • Walking Spoiler: Seriously, removing the spoilers from almost any one of these tropes reveals the rest.
  • World's Strongest Man: Acknowledged as such by Odin after single handedly defeating the whole Heavenly Realm and 666:Satan
    Odin: Perhaps you are the one the prophecy spoke, Monkey. The 'Almighty God' of The Universe
    Odin (after defeating 666:Satan): We have been completely defeated. From this moment.... You are Lord of the Heavens..... The Supreme God, Jaecheondaesong...

Han Dae-Wi

A droopy-eyed fighter that Mo-Ri meets during the Seoul tournament. He's the most level-headed of the main trio and is often the one who makes decisions. Contrary to his lazy-looking and stoic exterior, he was actually known for beating up entire gangs alongside his childhood friend. He uses Kyokushin Karate, the famous style invented by the man who wrote the Bible on Karate, Masatatsu Oyama. His wish is to get three hundred million dollars for his friend's operation.

  • Armor of Invincibility: Gains one after receiving The King's power, as The King's Robe of the Sage recognize him as its owner. It has high degree of durability, protecting its owner from physical attacks
  • Badass Normal: While he does gain a borrowed power (a blue mascot resembling a Qilin or a Chinese Lion he saw on a poster at the bus stop as part of an ad), it can't really help him in combat most of the time as it's mostly there for healing through its tears with the occasional (and rarely used) shield against minor attacks, something it can't accomplish when its master is moving during a fight. As a result, he fights like this most of the time.
  • Battle Couple: Becomes this with Yu Mi-Ra.
  • Brought Down to Badass: Unfortunately, the injury inflicted upon him keeps him from using his Charyeok at all on top of dampening is ability to perceive moving objects as well as his depth perception. That said, he's still far from helpless in a fight and proves essential in the G.O.H.
  • Blood Knight: Not to Mo-Ri's extent, but he enjoys a good fight as well, getting into many street brawls alongside his childhood friend Seung-Tae before the latter succumbed to cancer during Dae-Wi's and Mo-Ri's fight.
  • Came Back Strong: Did he ever. To be clear, he gained The King's powers after being revived, granting him power over all of the fundamental forces of physcis. Thus he's able to fight Gods that give Mo-Ri Hui trouble despite still having the physical abilities of a human.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Not as blatant as the others, but he's rather strong and can punch several men across the room with a single blow.
  • Combat Pragmatist: When he really wants to win Dae-Wi is more than willing to fight dirty, kicking dust in his opponents faces and sucker punching them during displays of good will.
  • Combo: His signature, based on the Four Pillar Gods of Chinese Mythology. The first move is the Basaltic Fist, a counterattack meant to destroy incoming force and return it with a powerful blow. This is followed by the Phoenix Horn, a Shockwave Stomp that throws the opponent off balance. The third move is White Tiger's Void, a furious barrage of punches and kicks meant to eliminate any chance of retaliation. While formidable on their own, the real purpose of the previous three attacks was to control the surrounding air flow, allowing Dae-Wi to unleash the final attack, the Blue Dragon's Storm, shooting the air as an extremely powerful projectile.
  • The Determinator: He will continue to fight for what he believes in no matter what, going against opponents that should be clearly stronger than him on paper if it means protecting someone or something he cares about. His whole reason for entering the tournament was to save his dying friend leading to him pulling every trick in the book to try and beat Mo-Ri, only to lose by a slim margin.
  • Disney Death: Subjected to one of the rare examples of this in the series by Japan's team, only being saved by The King coincidentally reopening the gate to the Sage Realm, giving Mo-Ri Hui the information he needed from the original to save Dae-Wi through acupuncture. More recent chapters indicate that he's not out of the woods yet, and is scheduled to die during the finals of the God of High School tournament. He does in fact kick the bucket while holding off a half-dozen Priests to stall for Mi-Ra, but after being drained by Ultio R, the King uses the last of his life force to designate Dae-Wi as his successor, reviving him.
  • The Everyman: He's the most normal out of the leading characters. Prior to the tournament he lived a relatively normal middle-class life outside of his karate, working several part-time jobs and having a nagging older sister at home.
  • Famed In-Story: He and his childhood friend were a legendary delinquent duo known as "Mad Cow", having beat up every gang in the Gangnam district by themselves.
  • Fantastic Fighting Style: His version of Kyokushin Karate involves dishing out crushing blows through a methodical sequence based on the Four Pillar Gods. All the while the moves are apparently manipulating the flow of air which he can unleash as the Blue Dragon's Storm, an attack powerful enough to leave a crater in a boxing ring. Oddly enough, it's based on a real fighting style, meaning it's simply exaggerated rather than completely impossible.
  • Handicapped Badass: Loses his right eye to The King. It hampers him severely in later fights as everyone he fights exploits it.
  • Hidden Depths: His stoic exterior and minor Blood Knight tendencies lead many others to believe that he's just in the tournament for a good fight like many of the other delinquents who entered the fight (his association with Mo-Ri not helping his case), not knowing that the reason he's doing so is to use the wish to save his friend's life. Prior to this, he also held multiple jobs at his own expense to pay for his friend's medical bills while still sneaking in time to train. He's also amazingly good at Janggi, the Korean equivalent at Chess, outsmarting The King several times even when the latter cheated to try and get an advantage.
  • Making a Splash: His borrowed power can create bubbles for shields and transportation. The blue mascot that supplies it can also cry healing tears.
  • Nice Guy: When he's not being pragmatic he's this, always taking his friends' wishes and well-being into account and refusing to attack an opponent who slipped and fell on the floor. After his friend died he admits that he only wants to make Mo-Ri's and Mi-Ra's wishes come true.
  • Official Couple: With Yu Mi-Ra.
  • Only Sane Man: One of the only characters in the series without ulterior motives and is probably the least quirky out of the entire cast.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The calm, level-headed stoic to Mo-Ri's loud, impulsive emotional.
  • Relationship Reveal: Is revealed to have gotten together with Yu-Mi-Ra near the end of the Ragnarok arc. They have a child together.
  • Supreme Chef: Judge Q stated that Dae-Wi's cooking far outstrips anything he's had from the high-end restaurants he's visited with Mu-Bong.
  • The Leader: The most level-headed member of the trio who takes the role as leader of the team when the team tournaments begin.
  • The Stoic: He's extremely calm most of the time, his expression rarely changes unless he's either in a tight spot or if something good happens (or if he needs to put on a cashier's smile for his part-time jobs.)
  • ¡Three Amigos!: With Mi-Ra and Mo-Ri.

Yu Mi-Ra

One of the people Mo-Ri meets and befriends during the Seoul tournament. The final heir of a reclusive sword style, her wish his to make her style known to the world over, saving her family's name in the process.

  • Absurd Cutting Power: Along with the trope below, she can cut through clothing with a quick swipe from her bare hands. Give her a good sword and well... goodbye mountains.
  • Absurdly Sharp Blade: Can turn any sword she has into this, she can even cut cleanly through most mundane objects with her bare hands! However, the level of sharpness and its overall effectiveness skyrockets with a good sword.
  • Action Girl: She's adamant in her stance to remain independent until she can find a good man (when she's not feigning weakness in the process of doing so) and is considered the most terrifying member of the team in terms of the sheer killing intent she's able to produce.
  • Bare-Handed Blade Block: Casually does this to a katana with the back of her hand due to how skilled with a blade she is.
  • Battle Aura: Her avatar is Lu Bu, the infamous general from the Romance of Three Kingdoms. She gets feathery antennae in her hair, his famous horse Red Hare, along with dramatically increased offensive power that allows her to go toe to toe with a serious Park-Il-Pyo.
  • Battle Couple: Becomes this with Han Dae-Wi.
  • Berserk Button: Don't touch her sword if you know what's good for you. Seriously.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: She might look a bit twiggy, but she's thrown men twice her weight when they try to grapple her from behind.
  • Cool Horse: Red Hare, Lu Bu's famous steed. As its name implies, it's bright red in coloration and is not only fast but can fly as well. It can also grow big enough to fit the whole team on its back.
  • Cool Sword: Has a double-edged sword with a yin-yang symbol for a guard that early on, but it's stolen from her after the first tournament. She later gets it back during her fight with Park Il-Pyo, showing that it can teleport to one that it recognizes as its true owner. When she's at her best its sharp enough to let her cut through a mountain and the clouds above it in a single swing!
  • Cute Bruiser: Don't let her looks fool you, she's more than capable of holding her own in a fight and will gladly snap your neck with annoyed.
  • Determinator: She constantly fights hopeless battles in the name of her friends, even when no one but her team expects her to win.
  • Fantastic Fighting Style: She's the last inheritor of a unique sword-style known as the Moonlight Blade. Designed to be usable in any situation, it focuses on ending the foe decisively with powerful blows but also extreme counterattacks should the user come under fire. The fantastic part is when she's cutting mountains, clouds, and buildings that were nowhere near her target in half. Then there's the part when she can use multiple swords to generate a resonance effect to cause internal damage or... cause the opponent's clothes to explode. Unfortunately, the first target of this move was a guy...
  • The Glasses Come Off: A sign that she's about to use her Charyeok.
  • Master Swordswoman: She's incredibly skilled with a blade and can cut through almost anything with a wooden sword in her hands. Even entire mountains aren't safe when she has a real sword in her hands. However, she still has a lot to learn due to her preference for brute force and cutting power over flexibility more often than not.
  • Meganekko: She plays this up while looking for a boyfriend, but is also really cute in her private moments.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She gets a number of panty shots throughout the series. Team Japan was kind enough to lend her a sweater when her school uniform was damaged... it has a boob window.
  • Neck Snap: Played for comedy in the early chapters where she pulls one on Mo-Ri for holding her sword in his teeth while getting it back for her. It stays like that for the rest of the chapter and the first pages of the following one while he spoke normally!
  • Official Couple: With Han Dae-wi.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: She has trouble keeping up with Mo-Ri due to his absolutely ridiculous physical prowess and destructive power that she quite frankly lacks (but everyone is lacking compared to Mo-Ri), leading to her fears of becoming The Load. That said, she's more than capable of dishing out the pain when she wants to and is not to be underestimated. Both Team China and Team USA make the mistake of doing so, leading her to single-handedly knock them all out, even when one girl had channeled Thor as her Charyeok.
  • Post-Victory Collapse: Has one after winning her fight against Park Il-Pyo.
  • Relationship Reveal: Is revealed to have gotten together with Han Dae-Wi near the end of the Ragnarok arc. They have a child together.
  • Theme Naming: Many of her techniques are named after celestial bodies or the concept of heaven. Case in point, Heaven Splitter, Galaxy Cutter, Luna Halo.
  • ¡Three Amigos!: With Mo-Ri and Dae-Wi.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Frequently the subject of this due to being the physically weakest member of the team and her tendency to lose her matches. Nevertheless, this fact also gives her the win several times because they don't expect her to be as strong as she is.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: While she appears Weak, but Skilled compared to the other combatants at first, Judge T reveals that she's actually this. She's too focused on using her own strength to overpower her foe rather than use the flexibility and swift counters of her sword style to her advantage.
  • Women Prefer Strong Men: She prefers men who aren't afraid to speak their mind and back it up too (but aren't boastful about it), but the main reason why is because she promised to revive her sword style by procreating the new generation, leading her to be very picky to produce the best warriors down the line.
  • The Worf Effect: While she's usually recognized as the weakest member of the team, she's still an immensely formidable combatant, leading others to trounce her with cheap tricks or overwhelming force to demonstrate their threat level.
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    Supporting Cast 

Baek Sung-Chul

An absurdly gifted student who enters the tournament just to see how far his studies will get him. He uses a baseball bat as a weapon.

  • Academic Athlete: His whole shtick.
  • The Ace: He consistently tops the scoreboard in regards to grades and test scores (never earning below a 100) and is gifted with incredible martial skill, being able to wield a bat so deftly he can hit a person seventy-two times before they realize what happened.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: Another one of his key traits is his ability to analyze anything and everything about a fighter and work out the best course of action from there. He can even copy moves like Mo-Ri's Shaft Axon after seeing it only once. It didn't do him much good against Dae-Wi though. For this reason Dae-Wi asked for advice on how to beat Mo-Ri.
  • Arbitrary Skepticism: He refuses to acknowledge the presence of the Ox King in his head as part of his contract with her when everyone else in the main cast can see her!
  • Batter Up!: His preferred weapon. He upgrades to a Barbadium version as part of his contract with the Ox King.
  • Blow You Away: Gains an incredibly powerful version of this as part of his contract with the Ox King, being able to slice the tops of mountains with ease and extinguish an entire leviathan made of lava.
  • Broken Pedestal: Looked up to his father, a police officer and wanted to be one too when he got older. However, his father died as a result of trying to be a hero, his efforts wasted due to a lack of evidence against the crooks he captured. As a result, Sung-Chul is disillusioned with the law system and heroism as well as his father, but his interactions with Dae-Wi rebuild it somewhat. After the timeskip, Sung-Chul has made it his goal again to become a police officer.
  • Combat Hand Fan: Gets one as part of his contract with the Ox King.
  • Symbiotic Possession: Subverted somewhat in that the Ox King became half-ghost and can still interact with the corporeal world, but she does talk to Sung-Chul quite often despite his refusal to acknowledge her at first. She's also invisible to anyone who hasn't awakened their Charyeok.
  • Ship Tease: With the Ox King.
  • Teen Genius: He was reading classic literature by four years old, learned nine languages by six, mastered physics, chemistry, and mathematics by age nine, eastern and western philosophies by age eleven, as well as medicine and modern sports by age thirteen. To call him a genius is an understatement.
  • The Worf Effect: Beaten despite his seemingly overwhelming advantage to show off Dae-Wi's hidden moves. Beaten again by The King to further demonstrate the man's sheer power.

Park Il-Pyo

The leader of the South Jeolla team. He seems to have some strange connection with Mo-Ri's grandfather. He entered the tournament to heal his friend's leg which was injured in a fight with Jae Kael-Taek. He uses a variation of the Korean martial art Taekkyon, which focuses on swift kicks and elbow strikes. (a He is the Key Mu-Bong was after from the start.

  • Attack Reflector: He is able to read the movements of his opponents muscles and cancel their attacks by applying an equal amount of force of his own, even if those attacks generate tornados and/ or fire. As a result, the attacks are somehow sent back at the target of the action.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: He's very good at analyzing fighting styles, their weaknesses, and coming up with strategies to exploit them. He often makes better calls than Mi-Ra (who is the established Smart Guy of the main characters) about what's going to happen next in a fight.
  • Blood Knight: Enjoys a good fight and grins when Mo-Ri begins turning the tables on him.
  • Combat Pragmatist: He knows that he can't take down Mo-Ri in a straight fight, so he instead has his friends (who fully consented) weaken him by throwing off the balance in his ears and damaging his fingers and joints so that Il-Pyo can beat him.
  • Combat Sadomasochist: Hoo boy. His smile only grows larger as Mo-Ri tries to punch his face in.
    Il-Pyo More! More! More! Become stronger Jin Mo-Ri!
  • Cunning Like a Fox: Exceedingly pragmatic, analytical, and intelligent. It helps that his Charyeok is the nine-tailed fox.
  • Determinator: One of the only fighters to get up after his HP hits zero, though his Charyeok certainly helped.
  • An Ice Person: He can apparently kick so quickly that ice coats his leg.
  • Kissing Cousins: He and Park Seung-Ah are second cousins, and Park Seung-Ah is very obviously has a crush on him. it is reciprocated.
  • Nice Guy: Outside of fighting he's a really nice guy to be around, leading to his deep friendship with his comrades who gladly consent to his plans at their own expense. His motivation to join the tournament was to use the wish to repair his sister's leg which was badly injured in a match with Jae Kael-Taek.
  • Playing with Fire: He can ignite bursts of concentrated air (like the ones Mo-Ri uses for his tornadoes) and shoot them as waves of fire. His Charyeok is the Nine-Tails Guardian, an immensely powerful being able to fight on par with gods. Naturally, he uses fox fire in his attacks which he can shape into foxes to home in and hunt down their targets.
  • The Chosen One: He's the Key that Park Mu-Jin is looking for. The Key is someone who can remove the limits on human nature and allow them to defeat gods. Though it turns out he's not the only one.

    The Six 

Tropes that apply to the entire group:

  • Badass Crew: Although they rarely congregate in one place, a fight with all six sunk 10% of Korea into the ocean!
  • Godzilla Threshold: They all have their own lives and generally go their separate ways most of the time, but you know that things are going down hill when all of them are called together for once.

Bak Mu-Bong/Jin

  • Combat Pragmatist: More than willing to lie, cheat, and use every trick in the book to win a fight.
  • The Comically Serious: He's taken aback when Mo-Ri simply gives the directions to his grandfather's house, with the caption even stating that Mu-Bong's weakness is honest and straight-forward people.
  • Creepy Cool Crosses: Is able to emit cross-shaped energy blasts and shields. Ironically enough, his main targets are devout followers of God.
  • Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique: Prepared to use this on Mo-Ri to find out where Jin Tae-Jin was... only for the teen to spill everything he knows just because he was asked.
  • The Leader: The current leader of The Six.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Played for humor in his argument about name changing.
    Mu-Jin: Didn't I already tell you? I determined my name to be Bak Mu-Jin sixty-five years before I was born.
    Man-Duk: One hundred years for me then.
    Mu-Jin: Before this earth was created
    Man-Duk: Before this Manhwa started.
    Mu-Jin: I'm always just before you.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He always tries to manipulate things in his favor, not caring who or what gets hurt so long as it gets him the results he wants. For this same reason he is willing to supply the tournament's wish to Jae-Kael-Taek despite his clear Ax-Crazy and megalomaniac tendencies.
  • The Worf Effect: Post-timeskip, he struggles against an Elite Mook who happened to be channeling Beelzebub to demonstrate Nox's firepower.

Na Bong-Chim

  • An Arm and a Leg: Jin Tae-Jin tore off his arm, leading to a long standing grudge the lasted to the present day.
  • Badass Grandpa: One of the two oldest members of The Six and no less badass.
  • Badass Teacher: Impressed by Mo-Ri's talent, Bong-Chim takes him in as an apprentice despite his deep-seated grudge. The skills Mo-Ri learns prove very handy in later fights.
  • Handicapped Badass: His right arm was torn off by Jin Tae-Jin, leading to a deep-seated grudge against the man and his grandson.
  • Old Master: He's old and he's Mo-Ri's master.
  • Pressure Point: The undisputed master of exploiting this. He can paralyze foes, heal allies, remove his internal limiters, and make your body explode with a single poke from one of sharp nails.
  • Revenge by Proxy: Hates Jin Tae-Jin so much for humiliating him and tearing off his arm that he attempts to murder his grandson out of spite. Luckily, he fails, albeit barely.
  • Shout-Out: His specialty in acupuncture and the resulting effects are a clear reference to Fist of the North Star.
  • Training from Hell: Subjects himself to this in order to prepare himself to take in the power of the Sage Pill... only for Mo-Ri to eat it while Bong-Chim had himself tied up.

Jeon Jae-San

  • The Archmage: The Great Magician and the most capable magic-type Charyeok user on the planet to such an extent that he's declared a living National Treasure.
  • Badass Grandpa: Is an actual grandpa and one of the two oldest members of The Six.
    • Badass in a Nice Suit: His combat outfit is a stereotypical stage magician's attire.
    • Heartbroken Badass: He dearly loved his grandson and his death hit him hard enough to come out of retirement to try and end the conflict.
  • The Big Guy: He's absolutely enormous and dwarfs the other members of The Six.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Comes in at just the right time to save the heroes from Sang-Man-Duk's assault and keep the U.S. from destroying Korea with nukes.
  • Hard Work Hardly Works: His belief in life and a motto he passed to his grandson. It bites him in the ass when it is what caused his grandson's need to impress him to spiral out of control, leading to Ju-Gok's transformation into a monster.
  • Killed Off for Real: The strain of using several high-level spells at once and surviving an alchemic missile of his own creation eventually led to his death, but not before seeing Mo-Ri reawaken as the Monkey King.
  • Mind over Matter: Turns hundreds of nukes into a single missile aimed at Sang Man-Duk's Charyeok. Before this he does a Sith-style choke hold on Mu-Jin's subordinates.
  • Mega-Corp: Runs one when he's not doing things related to fighting. It gets taken over by Nox after the deaths of him and his grandson.
  • Teleport Spam: He can bend space to prevent this.

Seo Han-Ryung

  • Badass Army: Believe it or not, he leads one entirely composed of hobos! They're integral to the defense of Korea against Nox's overwhelming assault.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": All of his men refer to him as Boss.
  • Hyperspace Arsenal: Averted. He's actually seen carrying and lugging his weapons around, though usually not all at once.
  • Multi-Melee Master: His specialty, having mastered one-hundred and eight different legendary weapons!
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: He acts like a harmless hobo most of the time, but when push comes to shove he can and will show you why he's a member of The Six.
  • Simple Staff: His preferred weapon. He's mastered it to such an extent that it can bend and hit the opponent from behind when he wants it to, exceeding even The Monkey King in sheer skill.

Kim Oong-Nyuh

  • Badass Normal: Aside from her wish-granting, she doesn't have any other powers to help her in combat, so the majority of her fights are won through pure skill. Her hand-to-hand combat ability was enough to give Jin Tae-Jin trouble.
  • Reality Warping: Her power is able to grant wishes with few limits as long as she's stored up enough energy through rest and nutrition. She has trouble reviving the dead though, with her other limitation being that she's reduced to the physical size of a toddler whenever she uses this power.
  • Sleep-Mode Size: She's reduced to the size of an infant whenever she goes all out with her powers. It takes her months to fully recover.

Kim Doo-Shik

  • Badass Normal: Scoffs at the use of Charyeok and prefers to fight street brawler style with just his fists. Doesn't stop him from being one of the six most powerful fighters in Korea.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has a massive scar on the right side of his face but he falls as more or less Chaotic Neutral on the morality scale.
  • Only in It for the Money: Absolutely loves money and fame and is more than willing to betray his allies if it means getting it. It takes a massive bribe from Mu-Bong to get him on his side. Even then he sells out the heroes to Nox for an even bigger sum of money.

Moon Gi-Goo

The Six's official apprentice and childhood friend of Park Mu-Bong. He serves as Mu-Bong's right hand man, but the two often fall into petty arguments. His alias is Judge S.

  • Bodyguarding a Badass: One of his jobs is to protect Mu-Bong... not that he needs it.
  • Childhood Friend: Of Park Mu-Bong.
  • Cool Sword: Wields Balmung, the famed sword of Sigurd and Siegfried, in combat. He's able to level entire city blocks with a single blow along with healing allies and shooting lightning.
  • Fiery Redhead: Inverted, he serves as Mu-Bong's right hand man but is the calmer and more moralistic of the two.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Gained one over his left eye when Mu-Bong used him as a "friend shield" during training when they were younger. In this case, he's the good between Mu-Bong and him.
  • Instant Armor: Gains armor on his right arm when he pulls out Walmung.
  • Shonen Hair: Bright red, spiky hair that shoots out in all directions.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: He and Mu-Bong come to blows on many topics, but ultimately they get along quite well and have similar goals in mind.

    The Judges 

Judge O

  • Always a Bigger Fish: Inflicts this on Saturn's whale by having Chang-Sik eat it when the former was trying to eat O.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Explained away that his strangely dark skin color resulted from continued exposure to his Charyeok's flames, which tanned his skin.
  • Playing with Fire: His Charyeok is a massive red dragon that breathes fire. He can also punch a tooth off the dragon to use as a sword (that abruptly bursts into flames to form a blade that can also act as a barrier).
  • Shout-Out: His dragon's name, Chang-Sik, is a references to another Manhwa written by a friend of the author.

Judge P

Judge Q

  • Ax-Crazy: Once he starts fighting, he doesn't want to stop.
  • Berserk Button: Contrary to his behavior and outer persona, he actually cares quite a bit for the well-being of his co-workers. He goes absolutely ballistic after Judge T is killed.
  • Blood Knight: Enjoys fighting a little too much, even by the series's standards.
  • Death Dealer: His power involves the use of cards, allowing him to use them as magical shields or throw them as projectiles. His Charyeok focuses around the Joker Card, allowing him to teleport using the card as a catalyst.
  • Diagonal Cut: A variation. During his fight against Priest Axley he slices off one of his wings at an angle while the latter is rushing to save Priest Saturn. As a result, the priest doesn't notice the injury until Q points it out to him.
  • Hidden Depths: See Berserk Button.
  • Made of Iron: Is more annoyed than hurt after being stabbed completely through the torso by Durandal.
  • Monster Clown: His Charyeok, the Joker Card.
  • Must Have Nicotine: Rarely seen without a cigarette in his mouth. It's even lampshaded by R.
    Judge R: [mocking concern] Q... you should really quit smoking.
  • Sinister Scythe: Gains one as part of his Charyeok.
  • Smoking Is Cool: One of the most popular characters in the series, is rather powerful, and is constantly smoking.
  • The Glasses Come Off: A sign that he's going full Ax-Crazy.
  • Work Off the Debt: Stuck with this since he's always accruing millions of dollars worth of debt from the property damage he inflicts when he fights. His first appearance post-timeskip has him washing dishes at a restaurant Dae-Wi used to work at.

Judge R

  • Blow You Away: He can create tornadoes with a flick of his wrist.
  • Eyes Always Shut: To emphasize his deviousness and status as a mole for Nox.
  • The Mole: He's a mole for Nox
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Seems to be this with Q. Key word is seems, it turns out that R has nothing but contempt for Q and the feeling is mutual after the former's reveal as a mole.

Judge T (Announcer Shim)

     Nox 

The King

  • Affably Evil: Sometimes. He's actually quite polite outside of combat and visits Dae-Wi's house on several occasions for friendly games of Janggi... which amusingly enough he always loses. For every other time, see Faux Affably Evil.
  • Badass Grandpa: He's 1600 years old! Doesn't stop him from kicking everyone's asses.
  • Badass Preacher: His organization is almost entirely made up these, so it's safe to assume that he's this as well.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Every fight against him is this in his favor!
  • Faux Affably Evil: He's unfailingly polite and gentle in his mannerisms... while he's cutting you apart and gouging your eyes out. He also drags the Ox King by her hair after defeating Sung-Chul in addition to forcing Il-Pyo to kneel out of spite for the Nine-Tailed Guardian's actions.
  • Magic Staff: His staff can open a portal to the Sage Realm and is also handy as a melee weapon. It's later revealed that it also hides a Cane Sword.
  • Physical God: He's still able to casually throw planets around in spite of his advanced age. Just try to imagine how strong he was in his prime!

Bishop Sang Man-Duk

  • Affably Evil: To Mu-Bong. The two see each other as rivals and even share a brotherly hug before they started trying to kill each other.
  • Badass Preacher: Preaches the name of god while driving massive swords into his foes.
  • BFS: His Charyeok, King of the Earth, allows him to throw around swords the size of skyscrapers like meteors.
  • The Power of Creation: He's able to create most things he can imagine, such as regrowing his arm with his clothes as well as the many swords he drops on his foes.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: Subverted towards people who are on the same side as him, played straight against everyone else.

Bishop Lee Soo-Jin

  • Action Girl: One of the strongest in the series, able to go toe to toe with Mo-Ri as the Monkey King and easily defeat the Ox King.
  • Anti-Magic: Her Pandora ability allows her to disrupt the functions of other Charyeok, making them veer off course if not negating them entirely with just a glance.
  • Attack Reflector: She's able to do this as part of her Anti-Magic ability.
  • Battle Aura: She gains a bridal veil and goat ears and emanates enough power to put the Crown Princes on edge.
  • Berserk Button: The mere sight of Jin Tae-Jin's emblem (a white tiger that Il-Pyo wears) is enough to send her into a rage. Renewal Tae Kwon Do is another offender that she seeks to crush with all her might.
  • Boobs of Steel: One of the strongest female fighters in the series with cleavage to match.
  • Brought Down to Normal: She's capable of inflicting this on both gods and humans, but particularly powerful individuals will still retain a good deal of their powers.
  • The Chosen One: She's one of the Keys, a handful of individuals who have incredible powerful Charyeoks, particularly those of legendary individuals who left chaos in their wake during the course of their rebellions against the Gods. As a result, she's capable of unlocking a human's potential to fight gods, a feat that's normally impossible. Her particular Charyeok is Pandora and her infamous box.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Undergoes one after the forces of Heaven try to nuke her along with Mo-Ri and the rest of the Sage Realm.
  • Instant Armor: She's able to open Pandora's Box to don one, a turquoise suit with silver leggings that dramatically boosts her already terrifying power. It also exposes her ample cleavage and barely covers her thighs.
  • My Kung-Fu Is Stronger Than Yours: A literal example. She's constantly trying to prove that ITF Tae Kwon Do is stronger than Renewal Tae Kwon Do
  • Poisonous Person: As a result of the myth where the opening of the box released every ill onto the otherwise perfect and complacent human race, she's able to create various poisons and toxins virulent enough to even affect gods.
  • Power Makes Your Hair Grow: Activating her Charyeok makes her military style crew cut grow out into long, flowing hair.
  • Ship Tease: Everyone in the comment section and tsukkomis, ship her with Jin-Mo-Ri. Which is mostly fueled by the way they treat each other.
  • You Killed My Father: She has a particular grudge against the southern Tae Kwon Do users due to the rivalry that resulted in the death of her mother and many of her fellow mine workers she considered family. Jin Tae-Jin also killed her grandfather, the inventor of ITF Tae Kwon Do.

Priest Axley

  • Affably Evil: He's quite polite and cares about his allies. The only real reason why he's an antagonist is his belief in Nox's teachings.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Seems to be subjected to this after He was captured by MacDonald and become part of Morning Crows.
  • Cool Sword: The legendary sword Durandal, which not only enhances his power but can teleport to him at any time.
  • Clipped-Wing Angel: A literal example after Judge Q chops a wing off with his scythe.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Sort of, from The King's loyalist point of view. Sang Man-Duk and Ultio R brainwashed him to switch his loyalty.
  • Power Gives You Wings: His Charyeok, Shield of Discrimination, gives him a pair of angelic wings to fly around at high speed as well as ward off attacks.
  • The Worf Effect: Defeated by MacDonald to demonstrate MacDonald's growing power
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair

Priest Saturn

  • BFG: Carries around a cross shaped cannon that can shoot lasers on command. Ports can open up all over the cannon to increase its damage accordingly.
  • Casting a Shadow: She can control shadows to ensnare and attack her opponents.
  • Girlish Pigtails: An absolutely enormous pair of pigtails. Both of them dwarf her head!
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Literally every line she has onscreen has to be censored into assorted symbols in the translations. It's even lampshaded.
  • Shamu Fu: Sort of. She can make her shadows coalesce into the shape of a whale in an attempt to swallow her opponent whole.
  • Wave Motion Gun: Opening all of the ports on her cannon turns it into this, but Judge O was able to deflect it with little effort.

Priest MacDonald

  • Action Bomb: His ultimate fate in which the other priests left him to self-destruct in hopes of killing Judge Q and Judge O.
  • Ax-Crazy: Gleefully recounts how he killed Judge T and how he enjoyed slicing through the bodies of T's family.
  • Good Thing You Can Heal: He gets sliced apart repeatedly by Judge Q as revenge for Judge T's murdered. The priest's Charyeok, an enormous caterpillar, literally sows his body back together.
  • Healing Factor: See above.

     Team South Africa 

Mujahedin

  • Awesomeness by Analysis: Instantly picks out Mo-Ri as the strongest of Team Korea and asks to fight him first.
  • Master of Illusion: His power, Umdiji, allows him to induce wild hallucinations in his opponents.
  • Talking Is a Free Action: Averted. When he warped Dae-Wi's vision he tells him that he's won, only for Dae-Wi to use the sound of his voice to locate and pummel Mujahedin into submission before the latter could do anything.
  • Technical Pacifist: States that he wants to cause the least amount of bloodshed necessary, so he hoped to fight Mo-Ri in hopes of getting Mi-Ra and Dae-Wi to back out. Doesn't do him much good though.

Azizi

  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Doled one by Dae-Wi like the rest of his team. He stands out since he didn't get to do anything.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: Stated to be a grappler, but Dae-Wi kicks his ass so quickly that he never gets to show it.

Zamila

  • Spider People: Her borrowed power, Pazuzu, which allows her to punch many times faster than normal as a result. Still doesn't do much against Dae-Wi's single, more powerful punch.

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     Team USA 
  • Badass Crew: As ridiculous as they look, they pose a serious threat to Team Korea during the competition.
  • Eagleland: Oh yeah. An American Indian, a superhero, and a football player on the same team, all of whom embody stereotypical American traits and cultural icons.

Anna

J-Doggy

  • A-Cup Angst: Wishes he had a rack like Mi-Ra's. Out loud. He does get it after the tournament though.
    J-Doggy: [while clutching his chest] Good for you. You have big boobs.
  • Badass Normal: Like Mo-Ri, he doesn't use a borrowed power. He still manages to nearly beat Mi-Ra.
  • Bifauxnen: Is mistaken for one at first after Mi-Ra slices off his helmet, but he's quickly revealed to simply be a powerfully built Bishōnen.
  • Defeat by Modesty: Also gets stripped by Mi-Ra, much to everyone's displeasure.
  • Helmets Are Hardly Heroic: Is an antagonist by proxy of
  • I Know Madden Kombat: Uses football as a fighting style. It's not as pathetic as it sounds, allowing J-Doggy to give Mi-Ra a good fight before being defeated.
  • Lesbian Jock: Sort of. He's most certainly a guy but he has a feminine mindset and thus is interested in men rather than women. Played straight when he gets his genderswapping operation.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Extremely fast, strong, and tough, able to take most of Mi-Ra's direct strikes while keeping her on her toes the entire time.
  • Not in the Face!: Tries to punch Mi-Ra in the face after calling her ugly, only for the latter to snap and start pounding his face in with her forehead, leading to this trope.
  • Rated M for Manly: An exaggerated version of this trope, being a five-time Super Bowl MVP, holding the world record for running speed by 100m in 8 seconds (to put it in perspective, the fastest Real Life runningback can only run 40 m in 4.2 seconds), holds the world record for shot put (throws the ball 1000 m), can crush 160 kg in his grip (that's roughly 320 lb folks), and can run full speed with an entire football team trying to hold him down (2400 lbs), ate 75,436 kilocalories in one meal (900 is the max recommended), and donates 100 million dollars to Africa every year.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: See the trope below.
  • Muscles Are Meaningful: Extremely muscular despite his height and a real bruiser in a fight.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: His football outfit is actually designed to exaggerate his height and width. Nevertheless, he is very muscular despite being the same height as Mi-Ra.
  • Speech-Bubble Censoring: After getting stripped.
  • Transgender: Is a powerfully built guy with a feminine mindset. He thinks of himself as a woman. An omake reveals that he got a genderswapping operation three years after the tournament. He would have gotten the surgery earlier, but he grew to like the NFL so much that he couldn't bear to see the disappointed looks on his teammate's faces as they begged him to stay.
  • Worthy Opponent: Considers Mi-Ra one after hearing her speech about how much she doesn't want to let her friends down, comparing her to a beautiful runningback.

Hawk

     Other 

Jin Tae-Jin

Mo-Ri's adoptive grandfather and the one who taught him Tae Kwon Do. He's apparently infamous in the underworld for defeating The Six and sinking a tenth of Korea into the ocean.

  • Badass Normal: One of the only true examples in the series, being completely without powers and only using his monstrous physical prowess and skill to overpower dozens of foes at once. He's basically the Johnny Gat of the series, since the bad guys consider him too dangerous a threat to be left free.
    • Badass Grandpa: At least 70 Years Old and extremely badass to boot. Even in his old age he's able to easily wipe out a group of elite soldiers armed with the latest equipment.
    Tae-Jin: Me? I'm Jin Tae-Jin. And I'm gonna teach you some manners for breaking into my home! [asskicking ensues]
    • Badass in Distress: The bad guys managed to capture him after flinging dozens of Elite Mooks (each of them capable of holding their own against the main characters) at him and injuring his arm to the point that he had to cut it off. He only went down after a Bishop-class fighter (on the level of The Six) showed up to finish him off before being carted off to be brainwashed later.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: To an absolutely absurd degree. For reference, in a world where practically everyone important has some kind of superpower to bolster their skills, he took on the six most powerful martial artists (all armed with extreme supernatural powers) in Korea and their disciples and won... sinking 10% of the country into the ocean in the process. Remember that he has absolutely no superpowers aside from his own strength. Let that sink in...
  • Defiant to the End: When cornered by a band of extremely powerful fighters with only one arm to use he doesn't surrender. He instead gives the Korean equivalent of the middle finger before preparing to give his last stand.
  • Friend to All Living Things: He's very appreciative of nature and animals, preferring not to do anything that would harm them unless he's really pushed into a corner.
    Tae-Jin: [sighing in disappointment after destroying an entire mountain] The reason why I didn't want to use it [his Shaft Axon Kick] is because... nature gets destroyed.
  • Hot-Blooded: Where his grandson gets it from.
    Tae-Jin: [shouting over an earpiece] WHAT'S OUR FAMILY'S MOTTO?!
    Mo-Ri: [shouting back] DO WHAT YOU WANT!
    Tae-Jin: [still shouting] THAT'S MY BOY! OVER AND OUT!
    Mo-Ri: [to Bak-Mu-Jin] That's how we usually talk.
  • Good Parents: Despite not being related by blood Mo-Ri absolutely adores him and the feeling is mutual, with Tae-Jin dropping his usual instantly when they're together. The first thing Mo-Ri does when they finally reunite is to Glomp his grandpa and start cuddling and exchanging stories, with Tae-Jin scolding Mo-Ri to tell him ahead of time when he was going off on a long trip, noticing how much taller he's gotten/more muscle he has, and asking if he's made any friends. The only exception to this is when Mo-Ri tells him that he lost, upon which Tae-Jin begins barking questions about how and why it happened (though it's almost always easily explained).
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Very briefly acts like a senile old man convincingly enough to make the strike team sent after him do a Double Take.
  • Parental Substitute: We don't know anything about Mo-Ri's parents, but if Tae-Jin's relationship with him is anything to go by, the teenager absolutely adores and idolizes him. He's also the one who taught Mo-Ri his signature fighting style, so there's that too.
  • Rated M for Manly: Extremely muscular, tall, has sideburns, is an extremely powerful fighter, and is brave enough to flip off several of the most powerful fighters on the planet.
  • Shonen Hair: Like his grandson, he has spiky, messy hair that he doesn't bother to comb.

Mo-Ri Hui

Mo-Ri's clone sent to save his friends with the gourd while the original saved Lee Joo-Sin. Hui is not as strong as the original due to the distance between them, but is more than capable of subbing in his absence. Although he considers himself nothing more than a copy that is to vanish when his job is done, his begins wondering about his place in the world after spending time with his original's friends.

  • Adorkable: Much like the original, he's socially awkward despite his politeness and is amazingly cute when he tries spicy food for the first time.
  • Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: After his death his spirit continue to protect Han Dae-Wi and in the end he become the source of Jin Mo-Ri's borrowed power
  • Berserk Button: He considers it his charge to protect his original's friends. Injuring them is a very good way to make him very angry.
  • Boxing Lessons for Superman: Gets staff training from one of the Six to improve his technique in preparation for the final battle. They let him curb-stomp Heracles despite the injuries he took in the process of protecting the audience.
  • Cessation of Existence: States that he will lose more and more of his personality as his original gets closer to coming home, eventually only being an extension of his thoughts rather than his own person.
  • Clones Are People, Too: He tries to deny this at first, but this is very much the case. He doesn't share his original's Blood Knight tendencies and is far more polite and well-mannered when he's not angry. There's also his sense of fashion along with his inability to withstand spicy food, turning red after a single bite of spicy tteokbokki.
    • The King soon realizes this and tries to recruit him by offering Hui a chance to live his own life.
  • Cloning Blues: Averted at first, as he's content to serve out his purpose as a substitute until the day that he re-merges with Jin again. However, it's played straight when Mi-Ra's and Dae-Wi's displays of kindness and concern for him make him think twice about the whole situation and about whether or not he can be his own person. Both of them acknowledge this and give him a headband to distinguish him from the other clones, which he gratefully accepts, but not without pointing out that it'll be left behind when he returns to the original.
    Hui: [While the audience cheers for Hui's performance as Jin Mo-Ri] My name isn't Jin Mo-Ri... it's Mo-Ri Hui....
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: with shades of Bittersweet Ending, he finally becomes his own person and recognized even by his own creator Jin Mo-Ri, but he died in the process.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Mo-Ri Hui seems to be doing this, siding with The King to preserve his life and individuality. Subverted as he only do it to get access to The King's chamber.
  • I Am Not Left-Handed: It's revealed that during his rematch with Rosiante he wasn't using the Ruyi Jingu throughout the entire tournament, instead using one of Han-Ryung's spares. When Hui does pull it out, things turn around in a hurry.
  • Pre Ass Kicking One Liner: To Dante during the tournament while fighting off Team Japan at the same time.
    Mo-Ri Hui: Are you ready for a whooping?
  • Real Men Wear Pink: He has a decidedly feminine outlook on home decorating, emptying Jin-Mo-Ri's bank account to fill the interior of his apartment with flowery and girly-looking furniture.
  • Scars Are Forever: Gains an eerie, snake-shaped scar similar to a tattoo across his left shoulder after surviving Heracle's Hydra toxin. Mi-Ra immediately calls him out on it.
  • Sleep Mask: Same as the original. He later swaps it out for a bandanna given to him by Mi-Ra so they can distinguish him from the original.
  • Skilled, but Naïve: Strong enough to defeat a clone of a god and a member of The Six, can master technique just by seeing them once, but lack the experience to battle cunning opponents.
    Seo Han-Ryang: Weakness No.4: You Lack Experience
  • Smug Super: Initially reluctant to take lessons from Han-Ryung due to the latter being weaker than him in power, but he's quickly proved wrong right after making this statement.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: Implied by Rosiante's gut feeling that something dark is lurking in Hui's spirit.
  • The Worf Effect: Subjected to this when he loses to Judge R of all people to demonstrate how much weaker he is compared to the original.

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