The characters from I Dont Want This Kind Of Hero.
Be warned of unmarked spoilers.
Species:Human, Superpower: Enhanced strength and endurance
The Chief of Spoon. Ill-tempered, violent, and tough, she's feared by many but makes for an efficient leader of Spoon.
- Action Girl: The 'girl' part might not be obvious at first, but she's extremely badass.
- Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Temper aside, she tends to be reserved in nature.
- Anti-Hero: Much more pragmatic and violent than you might expect a leader of superheroes to be, though she's fundamentally a good person.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: The highest on the ladder in Spoon and, unsurprisingly, the toughest fighter.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: Almost always sharply dressed, and one of the biggest badasses in the series.
- Bifauxnen: Naga didn't even realize she was a girl until several chapters into the story. She also briefly poses as a male to help one of Naga and co.'s missions.
- Big Good: As the chief of the Heroes "R" Us.
- Childhood Friends: High school buddies with Dune and Yuda.
- Combat Pragmatist: One of the first things you learn about her is that she doesn't believe in playing fair against villains.
- Crush Blush: Tends to sport this and a smile around Osu. Naga finds it a little disturbing.
- The Dreaded: A variation in that it's not the enemy that fears her: it's her own side. Her reputation is well-known among her subordinates, Naga describes her as the scariest person he knows (she takes that as a compliment), and it's joked that joining Knife and being killed by her would be more terrifying than being killed by Knife for not joining them.
- Even the Girls Want Her: Medusa basically considers her an In-Universe Stupid Sexy Flanders.
- A Father to His Men: Escorts Naga from school when he's afraid of Knife targeting him; is an actual Parental Substitute to Guineung; makes it clear that even if her subordinates screw up (outside of trivial stuff, anyway), Dana will take responsibility as their superior so they don't need to worry; comforts Raptor after Young Jeong's death... Temper aside, Dana is a great boss to work for.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: Presumably not in-universe, but she's occasionally depicted with these to show her frightening side.
- Good Is Not Soft: When Baek Morae is escaping custody, she tells Naga to kill him.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Very easy to set off, which is one of the many reasons why her subordinates fear her so much. It's actually her weakness, though: the angrier she gets, the weaker she becomes as well.
- Hellish Pupils: Possibly to signify her status as The Dreaded.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: As abrasive as she is, she genuinely wants to do good and will own up if she's done wrong.
- The Leader: Of Spoon.
- Love Makes You Dumb: Her IQ tends to drop a few levels around Osu.
- Nigh Invulnerable: Provided that her weakness isn't in effect, it's virtually impossible to do any real damage against her, thanks to her Super Toughness.
- One-Man Army: "Born a fighter, she can take down a hundred men alone", according to the narration. It's probably not an empty boast either.
- Parental Substitute: Guineung thinks of her like a father.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: To signify her volatile personality.
- The Scapegoat: The executives bring up the possibility of her being responsible for Young Jeong's death. It's noted that they don't really believe she did it, but she's a convenient outlet for criticism.
- Sergeant Rock: Why she's still well-liked despite also being feared: she's still a good leader and evidently cares for her subordinates.
- Smitten Teenage Girl: Not a teenager, but she's got it hard for Osu for unknown reasons.
- Spider-Sense: Though not supernatural in nature, one of the many things she's known for her is her amazing intuition.
- Super Senses: Part of her superpowers.
- Super Strength: Part of her superpowers.
- Super Toughness: Part of her superpowers.
- Supporting Leader: Her role in the story. While Naga's the protagonist, Dana's usually the one dealing with the more behind-the-scenes matters, and if Baek Morae shows up, there's a good chance Dana will be the one fighting him.
- Tomboy: Masculine in appearance, and very obviously hates going shopping with the rest of the female employees.
- Tsundere: Dere towards Osu and, to a lesser extent, Stell; tsun to everyone else.
- World's Best Warrior: Reputed as the strongest member of Spoon. Naga's the only one with any hope of surpassing her.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her real hair color is pink like Hyena's—she just dyes it.
Species: Panda Hybrid, Superpower: Power copying
Dana's right-hand man, and a half-human, half-panda hybrid. He tends to act as the go-between for Dana and the other members of Spoon.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: Not the same extent as Dana, but it's there. He acts as her Number Two, and while he lacks a reputation and doesn't typically get into fights unless Knife is involved, he's dangerous when he does get to see the action.
- Beware the Nice Ones: He's usually a cheerful and friendly guy, but throw Orca in the picture and watch tempers fly.
- Blatant Lies: Has a tendency to tell these, ranging from "There is no violence at Spoon" while Dana's raging in the background to claiming that Sasa is The Ace to denying to Naga that he initially said that newbies get a tour first, etc.
- Broken Hero: Past his easygoing and ditzy nature is someone who suffered a fair amount of trauma in the past, though he's thankfully recovered, for the most part.
- Character Tic: He scratches his neck when he's reminded of Pet Shops (slave trade), as an old habit from his Dark and Troubled Past.
- Dark and Troubled Past: He was sold into slavery once. When Dana found him, he was wearing a collar and cuff with interior spikes. The wounds were festering. He's one of the few characters in this series who's mostly recovered from his past.
- Disappeared Dad: His father was killed (and likely turned into a rug or some such) by slave traders.
- Fanboy: Of Sekrun.
- Fantastic Racism: He's suffered from this horribly in the past.
- Good Is Not Soft: His vitriol towards Orca is not for show.
- Half-Human Hybrid: Half panda.
- I Was Just Passing Through: Inverted. He claims that his animal instincts told him that Orca was confronting Naga, but in reality, he'd just been grocery shopping nearby when he spotted them.
- Iron Butt Monkey: As Dana's Number Two, he's often on the receiving end of her aggressiveness.
- Let's Get Dangerous!: Don't let his silly attitude fool you: he's a force to be reckoned with in a real fight.
- Made a Slave: As a child, in his backstory. During her mission as Nepkin (team before Spoon was formed), Dana saved him, so he felt grateful, so he works for Dana to show his gratitude hence why he's been with Dana ever since.
- Morality Pet: A strange version of this for Orca while also doubling as his Berserk Button. Guineung believes that Orca actually sees him as this, even though as Guineung points out, it's not like Orca even saved him: he just didn't kill him. Nevertheless, the implication is that Orca wants to see Guineung's existence as proof that he's not a completely terrible person.
- Mr. Exposition: He's the one explaining most of Spoon's structure to Naga in the beginning.
- Multicolored Hair: Black and white, to indicate his panda heritage.
- Number Two: To Dana.
- Power Copying: He can copy others' abilities as long as he maintains physical contact with them.
- Sarcasm-Blind: As noted by Naga.
- Super Strength: While he's not as strong as Orca, he's actually very strong.
Species: Human, Superpower: Telekinesis, Teleportation, X-ray vision, Mind-reading
An Ordinary High-School Student, Naga is a powerful psychic who had no intention of living an exciting life until Spoon showed up, determined to recruit him.
- Afraid of Their Own Strength: One of his weaknesses. While a powerful telekinetic, he's afraid to use too much force on especially strong opponents (e.g. Orca) lest he accidentally kill them. It's lampshaded by Hyena that this is such a "main character" trait.
- Almighty Janitor: He's the World's Strongest Man when he puts in the effort—but he's entirely content to just be a grunt.
- Anti-Hero: The plain and unmotivated type. He's compassionate enough, but he doesn't go out of his way to be heroic either.
- Beware the Nice Ones: He's usually a passive person, but Dune finds out the hard way why you should never piss him off.
- Better to Die than Be Killed: During his period of being Brought Down to Normal, Naga considers suicide as it would likely be less painful than waiting for Knife to find and kill him once they realize he's no longer useful to them.
- Born Lucky: His amazing luck is often commented on. When he touches Unlucky, he only lost a little money, compared to the fortune Haze lost.
- Born Winner: He was born with all of his incredible powers without any drawback.
- Break the Cutie: The hero business starts taking a toll on him once Young Jeong shows up and starts trying to groom him into becoming the next top superhero. It's at this point that he loses his trademark laziness, replaced with a weariness for his entire situation.
- Brought Down to Normal: Dune secretly inflicts this on him as a test to see how Naga would react. Naga... doesn't take it well.
- The Call Knows Where You Live: Naga never stood a chance at rejecting Spoon's offer.
- Crush Blush: His face is bright red when he develops a crush on Dana... for about ten seconds.
- Deadpan Snarker: He's got a rather deadpan sense of humour.
- Eyes Always Shut: Lampshaded by his teacher, who comments that he can't tell whether Naga's sleeping or not because his eyes are always closed anyway.
- Flight: Using his telekinesis.
- Gaining the Will to Kill: After he suffers an attack from Orca that would've killed an ordinary person, he thinks about how he'd feel if that ever happened to his parents—and decides that he'll do what it takes to bring Knife down. Fatally.
- Genre Savvy: He's well aware of how the superhero is supposed to work, as well as media in general.
- The Gift: Why both Spoon and Knife want him so badly.
- Kid Hero: He's still in high school. His work for Spoon doubles as his volunteer hours.
- Mind over Matter: His superpower.
- Mundane Utility: He's a master of this.
- Odd Friendship: Considering how rocky their first meeting was, it might come as a surprise to some that Naga ends up becoming quite fond of Dune.
- Ordinary High-School Student: A superpowered one, but that's not too unusual in this setting.
- Papa Wolf: Inverted. Naga makes it clear at various points throughout the series that his Berserk Button—should it ever be pressed—is if anyone harms his family (his parents, in particular).
- Pinball Protagonist: For a large part of the story, Naga himself has little importance beyond Knife wanting to recruit him. This, of course, is lampshaded, where Sasa thinks about how it's been forty chapters and the protagonist still hasn't found his purpose.
- Power Trio: With Hyena and Sasa.
- Ridiculously Average Guy: Describes himself as this. His defining feature is that he doesn't have one.
- Refusal of the Call: At first, as Heroism Won't Pay the Bills. He quickly starts singing a different tune when Dana reveal that they're employed by the government and paid.
- School Uniforms Are the New Black: Justified in that he typically heads to work at Spoon right after school and Spoon has no dress code, so it's not like he has time to get changed.
- Secret Keeper: He's the only one in Spoon who knows the extent of Dune's past, which he keeps a secret from Dana and the others.
- Teleporters and Transporters: As part of his telekinesis, he can teleport himself and others that he's touching.
- 10-Minute Retirement: His dad pulls him out of Spoon... for about one or two chapters.
- Triple Shifter: During busier times with his work at Spoon, he has little time to sleep and it's notably driving him crazy.
- Unskilled, but Strong: Naga's major weakness is that while his superpowers are strong, he has nothing in the way of finesse or actual physical skill. Dune's job is to correct this.
- Unstoppable Rage: He goes on a mild one when his powers return, after Dune had disabled them.
- World's Strongest Man: According to Amore, Naga is the most powerful person in the world. He's simply held back by being Afraid of Their Own Strength and Unskilled, but Strong.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: During his period of being Brought Down to Normal, while he's still focused on the fact that Knife wants him to join them, he's terrified of them offing him once they realize that he's no longer potentially useful to them.
Species: Human, Superpower: None
Dana's little sister, the youngest member of Spoon, and a member of the same team as Naga. Though she doesn't possess any inherent superpowers, she's a talented witch and consequently contracted with the Devil King and can summon various demons to aid her.
- Anti-Hero: As Naga notes, she sometimes acts like a thug, in spite of being a 'hero'.
- Bratty Half-Pint: Mildly. While she's a kid with an attitude, she's also fairly friendly (albeit easily annoyed) and gets along well enough with everyone else.
- Combat Pragmatist: In Orca's words, she's a born fighter. Whereas even Dana will respect Amore's Truce Zone, Hyena fully believes in attacking Knife wherever they're spotted and is appalled that her sister walked away from a fight. She likely gets away with it because Orca was incapacitated, not killed.
- Cute Witch: She plays up her cuteness, but even then, she's an adorable little girl and a witch.
- Deliberately Cute Child: It doesn't take long for her act to falter, though. Apparently, she's inherited some of Dana's temper.
- Dissonant Serenity: On Naga's first mission with her, where she cheerfully declares that the worst that could happen is that they die, right?
- Flight: She can fly on her broom, but it hurts, so she doesn't like to do it, hence why Naga usually carries her through his telekinesis.
- Kid Hero: The youngest among Spoon. She's still in grade school.
- Kid with the Leash: Allow us to reiterate: she's the boss of the Devil King.
- Power Trio: With Naga and Sasa.
- Protectorate: Suffice to say that the Devil King is protective of her.
- Shoo Out the Clowns: She tends to be absent during the darker story arcs.
- Token Mini-Moe: Though she's closer to being The Fake Cutie than The Cutie.
- Tsundere: Not at Dana's level, but she can go between irritable and affectionate easily.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Bright pink hair.
Species: Crow Hybrid, Superpower: None
A crow hybrid, and the third member of Naga and Hyena's team. Possessing no supernatural abilities, Sasa fights as a gunsman.
- The Ace: Guineung presents him as one to Naga. Subverted, as while he's more competent than his debut makes him seem, he's not anything special (beyond his looks) and he knows it.
- Adorkable: Very sweet and socially-awkward.
- Berserk Button: A good way to get Sasa to drop everything is if he thinks Songha's in the picture.
- Beware the Nice Ones: If It's Personal, don't expect him to play nice. Let's put it this way: despite being one of the sweetest characters around, he's one of the only good guys with an on-screen kill long before the finale.
- Big Brother Instinct: Being the oldest on the team, he sometimes displays this to Naga and Hyena.
- Big Brother Mentor: As Naga's superior in experience, he's expected to be this but has no idea how.
- Chick Magnet: Very popular with girls due to his good looks. The author stated that he is objectively the most handsome man that appears in this webcomic. He doesn't seem to always appreciate the attention, though.
- Cold Sniper: Subverted, as despite being The Quiet One, he's far from cold. Played straight when he's dead serious, though.
- Damsel out of Distress: After getting captured by slave traders, he undoes his handcuffs using a lockpick in his shoe and easily frees himself now that he doesn't have several guns pointed at him.
- Distressed Dude: Gets captured in at least two different arcs. That said, he busts himself out the second time easily enough.
- Doom Magnet: He's afraid that he's this, as his teammates have a tendency to die.
- Driven to Suicide: Almost. He tries after Songha's death, but can't bring himself to go through with it, which only adds to this guilt.
- Expository Hairstyle Change: In the past, he had a tidier hairstyle. It's likely safe to assume that his current style is out of respect for Rosy, his deceased mentor and former teammate.
- Good Is Not Soft: Despite being a hero and an all-around good guy, he's not afraid to kill.
- Half-Human Hybrid: Part crow.
- It's Personal: In the 'pet shop' arc, everyone is pissed off at one of the criminals, but Sasa is the only one who has seen from Guineung how deeply scarred the victims can be and thus why he secretly murders the criminal in question. More generally, the fight against Knife is also very personal for him: Songha used to be his teammate, and Knife is responsible for the deaths of his first team.
- Nice Guy: In spite of his appearances, he's a very nice person.
- Only Sane Man: He sometimes comes across as this between the lazy Naga, the aggressive Hyena, and him, though he usually keeps his snark internal.
- Overshadowed by Awesome: The gist of Sasa's competence problems as a hero: he's by no means incompetent, but he's not remarkably great in any area, and when you're surrounded by flashy telekinetics, witches, shamans, people with Super Strength, etc., you don't look that impressive.
- Power Trio: With Naga and Hyena. This is actually his third team, however—he was with Songha and Vivian previously, and before that, another team.
- The Quiet One: Due to having a literally short tongue and thus speech impediment, he doesn't talk much.
- The Reliable One: Where Sasa shines. He may not be the flashiest hero, but among his Power Trio, he's the smartest, most prepared, most adjusted to the darker side of the hero business thanks to his experience, and quickest to react to a situation. At various points, Naga and Hyena would be dead if not for his presence.
- Revenge Before Reason: Subverted. Sasa wishes he could subscribe to this mindset and feels bad that he isn't willing to throw away everything else in life to avenge his fallen comrades.
- Shrinking Violet: He has shades of this at times.
- Sole Survivor: Of his first team, from the looks of it. If Vivian bites it, he'll be this for his second team too.
- Survivor Guilt: He nearly kills himself in an attempt to join his teammates in death and hates that he can't even do that much.
- Stylish Protection Gear: His coat acts as this, as it stores several weapons.
- Tall, Dark, and Handsome: Subverted. He looks the part, but his personality completely ruins it otherwise.
- The Unsmile: He attempts to smile to make Naga feel better after Sasa initially missed the pun he made. It... just makes things worse.
- We Used to Be Friends: Regarding Songha.
- Winged Humanoid: As a Half-Human Hybrid.
- World's Most Beautiful Woman: Male version. Played with: The author stated that he is objectively the most handsome man and he is very popular among women. Sasa is often recognized as a hero because his good looks attract fans. However, he is subjectively not the most handsome or attractive man. Vivian receives more chocolates on Valentine's Day since he is more gentlemanly toward women.
Species:Human, Superpower: Shaman
A shaman/exorcist on the same team as Stell and Raptor, the latter of whom he's dating. While not a pleasant person, he works for Spoon both for the money and out of a personal vendetta against Baek Morae.
- Anti-Hero: Both of the unmotivated and vicious variety.
- Battle Couple: With Raptor, seeing as how they're on the same team.
- Birds of a Feather: With Raptor. Neither is the socially sensitive sort.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Unintentionally on his part. He's civil enough on the outside, leading Naga to be confused as to why everyone thinks Haze is a jerk—until Naga sees him in a fight.
- Brilliant, but Lazy: Lazy in the sense that it typically takes dangling money in his face to get him to do work. When he is motivated, though, he's one of Spoon's best.
- Brutal Honesty: He tends to say it as it is.
- Childhood Friend Romance: Flashbacks indicate that he's known Raptor for a long time.
- Early-Bird Cameo: He can be first seen in Sasa's Imagine Spot of what would happen if Dana put him on a team of people who'd tease him.
- Friendless Background: Played for Laughs, but Raptor was his first friend.
- The Gadfly: He has a tendency to tease and/or make snarky comments towards everyone, his girlfriend included. It's one of the reasons why he and Sasa—one of his usual victims—don't get along.
- House Husband: During the period in which Raptor was hospitalized in the past, Haze was the one who took care of Stell.
- I Lied: In the past, after having Baek Morae arrested, his words when he runs off with Raptor instead of waiting for the police as promised.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Brutal in a fight and generally lacking in morals, but he does care for Raptor and Stell.
- Mr. Vice Guy: He really likes money.
- Nominal Hero: He's motivated by money and his grudge against Knife. That's pretty much it.
- Only in It for the Money: His reason for being a hero. In the past, it was also why he decided to help Raptor, though it's clear that's no longer his sole motivation, if it ever really was.
- The Only One I Trust: Implicitly the basis of his relationship with Raptor, as despite being a stranger, he was her (genuine) support when she realized that Baek Morae, on the other hand, was the furthest thing from trustworthy and trying to make himself this for her.
- The Philosopher: Some of his dialogue about spirits and death leans towards this.
- Power Trio: With Raptor and Stell.
- Slasher Smile: Sports one after defeating Baek Morae.
- Slave to PR: Being someone who'd really rather just bash his enemy's head in, he complains about how, as a hero, he has to present a clean image. In particular, it's why he doesn't kill Baek Morae as he intended to do, as a child (that is, Sewol, who was counting on this) had entered the scene and he couldn't be seen killing in front of her.
- Spanner in the Works: From Baek Morae's perspective, Haze ruined everything. Haze was a random trespasser who saved Stell and uncovered the truth behind Baek Morae murdering all of Raptor's friends, therefore utterly destroying Raptor and Baek Morae's relationship in the span of about a day. To rub salt into the wound, in the present day, he's the one who ended up with Raptor.
- Specs of Awesome: He wears glasses and is one of the better fighters among Spoon, as seen by him besting Baek Morae.
- The Stoic: It's not easy to get a reaction out of him.
- Stoic Spectacles: Glasses? Check. Calm and collected? Check. Can kick ass in a fight? Definitely.
- Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Presents himself as uncaring and unromantic, but just look at how dere he gets with Raptor in the Valentine's special!
- Unscrupulous Hero: Morals are not exactly Haze's strong point.
- White Hair, Black Heart: Not a villain, but one of the morally looser members of Spoon.
- You Remind Me of X: When he and Raptor first met, he reminded her one of her (then dead) friends—likely one of the first things that endeared him to her.
Species: Cat Hybrid, Superpower: None
A cat hybrid on the same team as Haze and Stell, with her dating the former and being the older sister of the latter. Unfortunately for her, she's also the target of Baek Morae's affections, due to a past with him.
- Angst? What Angst?: In-Universe. After Knife's attack, Dana is amazed at how unconcerned and carefree Raptor appears to be.
- Anti-Hero: Her 'morality' stat is notably low.
- Battle Couple: With Haze.
- Berserk Button: If Baek Morae enters the picture, she drops all niceness.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Baek Morae is a major Berserk Button for her, despite her otherwise pleasant attitude. And when she's mad, she's mad.
- Big Sister Instinct: Don't do anything to seriously harm Stell. If Baek Morae hadn't killed the guy who did, Raptor very well might've.
- Birds of a Feather: With Haze. While Raptor's the nicer one between them, she's still similar enough in personality that they get along well (and, you know, are dating).
- Brother-Sister Team: With Stell.
- Cat Girl: Due to being a Half-Human Hybrid.
- Child Soldier: What she used to be.
- Combat Pragmatist: She has to be—and utilizes various tricks, including a fake thumb—due her handicapped state.
- Conditioned to Accept Horror: It becomes clear that Raptor has a rather different standard of what's acceptable and what isn't, especially relating to her own experiences. For one, she doesn't consider her past as a Child Soldier or her master's abuse to be traumatizing, simply because she has no real understanding of anything else/as far as she's concerned, it could've been worse—to which Haze points out that even if she wasn't leashed, she was still treated as subhuman.
- Cool Big Sis: To Stell, her actual younger sibling, and to Hyena. She seems to have been one to Orca in the past, to some extent, but suffice to say that's no longer the case.
- Cry Cute: Less of the "cute" variety and more a rare display of vulnerability that isn't fury, but it's made clear how hard everything's been on her since Baek Morae entered her life when, after Young Jeong's death, she breaks down in tears.
- Dark and Troubled Past: As a Half-Human Hybrid, she was sold into slavery and became a Child Soldier under an abusive master, and then Baek Morae happened. Read: he slaughtered nearly all of her friends in the incident that also crippled her, and now he amounts to a crazy ex that she's trying to get rid of.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Like Haze, she can be first seen in Sasa's Imagine Spot of what would happen if Dana put him on a team of people who'd tease him.
- Et Tu, Brute?: She genuinely did care for Baek Morae, making it all the worse for her when he betrayed that trust. Even in the present, when asked to write down about her experiences with him in the interest of information, she can only reflect over the happy memories she had with him, before tearing up the paper.
- The Gadfly: While not to Haze's degree, she generally shares his sense of humour/tendency to poke fun at people.
- Half-Human Hybrid: Part cat.
- Handicapped Badass: She may be a cripple who needs a wheelchair, but she's still skilled with blades.
- Hellish Pupils: Not normally, but they show up when she's in Beware the Nice Ones mode.
- Innocently Insensitive: She's noted to be rather poor at reading the mood.
- Knife Nut: She wields a variety of blades.
- Mundane Macguffin Person: Knife literally exists to pursue her. Conversely, that connection to Baek Morae is why the other side is also focused on her. It's only thanks to Young Jeong and Dana's efforts that she has any freedom.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: In the past. She told Baek Morae that there was nothing wrong with him being happy that the director—who'd made him into an experiment—was dead... leading to him forsaking his moral compass altogether and deciding that anything he did was okay if it made him happy. Suffice to say that Raptor hadn't quite meant for him to take it to that extreme.
- No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Yeah, saving Baek Morae really hasn't helped her in the long run.
- Power Trio: With Haze and Stell.
- Single Woman Seeks Good Man: You'd think that with Haze's personality, their relationship would be a case of All Girls Want Bad Boys. However, in flashbacks of when they first met, one can tell by the way Raptor smiles at Haze looking after Stell what it was that drew her to him.
- Sole Survivor: Of her old group, alongside Stell. Thanks, Baek Morae.
- We Used to Be Friends: She used to be fond of Baek Morae. She's definitely not anymore.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Purple hair.
Species: Cat Hybrid, Superpower: Creating shockwaves
A cat hybrid like his sister Raptor, and a member of her and Haze's team. He acts as a sniper, albeit not a very good one.
- Brother-Sister Team: With Raptor.
- Early-Bird Cameo: First seen in Sasa's Imagine Spot of what would happen if Dana put him on a team of people who admire him.
- Fanboy: If Sasa's Imagine Spot is any indication, he's this towards Sasa.
- Half-Human Hybrid: He's part cat, but doesn't outwardly show any of the characteristics. Inwardly, though, he has some of the traits, such as having a good sense of balance.
- Idiot Hero: The trafficking arc makes it clear that intelligence is, uh, not exactly his strong point.
- Kid Hero: He's only fifteen.
- Leeroy Jenkins: As part of being an Idiot Hero, it's implied that he'd suffer from this if others didn't rein him in.
- Little Bit Beastly: Averted. As discussed with Naga, nothing about his appearance suggests his status as a Half-Human Hybrid.
- Make Me Wanna Shout: His superpower.
- Nice Guy: Unlike his teammates, he's a polite and kind kid.
- Power Incontinence: He can't control his ability, hence why he's constantly wearing a gag.
- Power Trio: With Haze and Raptor.
- The Quiet One: Due to the nature of his powers, he rarely speaks.
- Sole Survivor: Of his old group, alongside Raptor.
- Undying Loyalty: 'Loyalty' is marked as one of his highest stats, with Naga comparing him to a dog towards Dana.
Species: Human, Superpower: Disabling superpowers
As a member of an organization affiliated with Spoon, Dune's duties include supervising Spoon's activities, rehabilitating delinquents, and teaching psychics—including Naga, eventually.
- Ain't Too Proud to Beg: After Naga leaves Spoon, Dune's plan to bring him back involves repeatedly giving him gifts and asking him to come back, aka a "make them feel bad for you even at the cost of you looking like a pushover" plan.
- Big Brother Mentor: To Naga. Aside from helping him to hone his psychic powers, he tends to act as Naga's mentor in other things.
- Brought Down to Normal: He can inflict this on others using the smoke from his pipe.
- The Chew Toy: He's constantly getting injured. Fortunately (?) for him, according to Haze he apparently has a reputation of also being unkillable, as he manages to survive every situation he's ever in.
- Childhood Friends: High school buddies with Dana and Yuda (and the Only Sane Man when they were bickering).
- Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: In a more sympathetic manner than most. He abandoned his comrade in the past, but did so in an attempt to save his best friend and severely regrets it now. In the present, though Dune doesn't get the chance to go through with it, Young Jeong secretly orders him to rescue the captured Baek Morae despite it being an act of betrayal against Spoon. It's clear how Dune feels about that, considering he spends a large part of that arc in tears. Baek Morae is fond of using this to taunt him, though, and frequently highlights to Naga how untrustworthy Dune is.
- The Confidant: He's typically the one Naga goes to talk to about his troubles, particularly when he doesn't feel comfortable confiding in his Spoon coworkers.
- Conflicting Loyalty: Between Spoon, whom he still feels a strong affiliation for (Dana and Naga, particularly), and Young Jeong, as well as the executives in general. He tends to be caught in the middle between them.
- Dark and Troubled Past: After an attack by Knife, Dune left an ally to die so that he could save his best friend, who died anyway. Due to this incident, Dune resigned from Spoon, without telling Dana or anyone the real reason: his guilt from abandoning his comrade.
- Exhausted Eye Bags: Constantly has these due to being The Insomniac.
- The Friend Nobody Likes: He's not very popular among Spoon due to his nagging personality. After their first meeting, though, Naga warms up to him.
- The Insomniac: He has more than a few nights where he can't sleep.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's ill-tempered and a tattletale, but only if the other party has done something to deserve it (and in reality, he often covers for Spoon, despite appearances). He's otherwise a pretty polite and affable, if weary, person who honestly believes in the values of the Ideal Hero.
- Mr. Vice Guy: He's a chain-smoker, with Smoking Is Cool being averted here.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: The Secret Test of Character he attempted to run Naga through resulted in Naga (temporarily) quitting Spoon. Good going, Dune!
- Odd Friendship: With Naga. Despite their horrid first meeting, they become good friends.
- Older Than They Look: He's in his thirties, but looks young enough to be a high schooler.
- The Scapegoat: In his debut, regarding his 'test' for Naga. While he was the one who came up with it and carried it out, Dana was in on it but denied any involvement to avoid getting in trouble with Naga, making it seem like Dune was solely responsible.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: He quit Spoon in the past, claiming that it was because he was afraid to die. In reality, it was more complicated than that.
- Shell-Shocked Veteran: Thanks to his Dark and Troubled Past. He couldn't handle the trauma and so quit being a hero.
- Stern Teacher: The ideal he tries to live by.
- Sympathetic Murder Backstory: As mentioned under Dark and Troubled Past, he intentionally let one of his allies die. He's never forgiven himself for it.
- Sympathy for the Devil: His regard for life and passion for reform sometimes results in this. He even tries to impress on Naga—who, on the other hand, does not feel this—that criminals have their reasons and are often victims of society.
- Taking the Bullet: While the damage ultimately isn't too bad, he shields Naga from Songha's attack.
- Tender Tears: Quite possibly the character most prone to crying.
- Throw the Dog a Bone: The epilogue reveals that he became a teacher like he always wanted, meaning that the poor guy finally gets a break.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Naga, Hyena, and Sasa's reaction to him putting Naga through a period of Brought Down to Normal without permission. To Dune's credit, once he realizes how upset Naga is, he sincerely apologizes and accepts whatever retaliation Naga wishes against him.
Species: Human, Superpower: Telekinesis
A retired hero who still occasionally assists Spoon.
- Bad Boss: She doesn't exactly care about Dune's emotional well-being, and she kills Songha—her most loyal subordinate—for disobeying orders.
- Broken Ace: She strove to be The Cape to the extreme—someone so utterly devoted to heroics that they discarded their personal humanity. To the extent that she had her lover (willingly) kill himself so that he could never tie her down. Unsurprisingly, she's now barely better than the villains she's supposed to be against.
- The Faceless: She usually wears a veil over her face, which isn't revealed until her role becomes more prominent.
- The Fundamentalist: She has very strict standards for what a hero should be and believes that while nice people, virtually all of Spoon are failures. Naga is the only one she sees any potential for, and she will groom him into becoming the next her, so to speak. When he makes it clear that he just wants an ordinary life, with heroics as a conventional career, she's pissed and acts as if he's committing an unforgivable crime for not wanting to dedicate his entire person to being a hero.
- Heartbroken Badass: She asked her lover to kill himself before her love for him ended up blinding her. He agreed to kill himself.
- Killed Off for Real: Courtesy of Baek Morae.
- Knight of Cerebus: Not that the series hadn't shown its darker colours before her debut, but the arc central to her is when it really starts shedding its gag comedy status.
- Love Makes You Dumb: In the past, she feared this becoming the case. And so her lover killed himself to prevent that.
- Never Mess with Granny: She's an elderly woman but still extremely powerful.
- Mind over Matter: Like Naga, she's a powerful telekinetic.
- Older Than They Look: She has a pearl that, when she has it on, makes her look younger than she actually is.
- The Paragon: A dark example. She tries to inspire Naga to be more devoted to being a hero... and reacts badly when she realizes he's content as he is now, because as far as she's concerned, he should be like her and abandon his entire humanity so that he can focus solely on being the perfect hero. It's evident that she's shoving her own ideals onto others without any regard for their actual desires.
- Retired Badass: She's not on the front lines as often as she used to be, but when she does show up, she steals the spotlight.
- Tautological Templar: She's considered the greatest hero of the century and she knows it. Unfortunately, this means it's utterly impossible to convince her that she's wrong of anything—after all, everything she does, she does as a hero.
- Together in Death: Baek Morae, following his usual Insane Troll Logic, kills her so that she can be this with Songha.
- Villain with Good Publicity: "Villain" is maybe a bit of a stretch, but she enjoys fame and respect as most of her shadier side remains hidden. After her death, everyone mourns her, while Naga keeps quiet about what she did to him shortly before Baek Morae killed her.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Everything she does is for the ultimate good of the world. What she does, however, involves deliberately letting Baek Morae run free (which included letting all of Dune's comrades die), having Songha betray Spoon to join Knife, driving Naga's emotional stability into the ground, among other things. In particular, she despises the Small Steps Hero, which should speak volumes about how she perceives morality.
Species: Human, Superpower: To see the past, present, and future, to live on just water, to be loved by all living things, to communicate with all living things
Amore is one of the most powerful known psychics. Lives in the mountains and is occasionally visited by Spoon to ask questions. Spoon members are provided with a manual for interacting with them.
- Ambiguous Gender: Amore looks like a girl or boy depending on which the viewer is most attracted to. Their actual gender has not been revealed and there are no indications either way.
- Blue and Orange Morality: Due to Amore's ability to communicate with all living things, they see no significant difference between humans, animal, and plants. From their perspective, all humans commit murder on a daily basis.
- Combo Platter Powers: Check out the list above.
- Dark-Skinned Blonde: Amore's actually skin tone is not shown, but is colored solid black. And they have blonde hair.
- Disability Superpower: Amore is likely the individual mentioned to have gained the ability to see the future after loosing an eye.
- Eye Scream: Amore has an empty pit where their right eye should be.
- Friend to All Living Things: Amore will not harm a living thing, and no living thing will harm them. This is actually why they won't help Spoon hunt down Baek Morae. If Baek Morae is captured, he'll be put to death, and they don't want to kill someone.
- Truce Zone: Amore's mountain is this. Any human that kills anyone or anything within their sight will feel immense guilt and wind up killing themselves.
Species: Human, Superpower: Purification
The leader of Knife. Once a kind-hearted young man, circumstances broke Baek Morae to the point of insanity, and now all he desires is the returned affections of his loved one.
- Affably Evil: He veers into Faux Affably Evil at times, such as in his interactions with Dune, but there are times where he's being genuinely friendly.
- Alas, Poor Villain: No. 2 grieves for him after his death.
- Bad Boss: He's terrifying enough as a boss that Orca doesn't feel comfortable with disobeying his orders and it's implied he'd kill Kana if she became useless to him. Even to a lesser extreme, he's rather uncaring about their emotional well-being in the long run (see: Orca) and makes them do work he's too lazy to do himself.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: Always in a white suit, and as the main antagonist, unsurprisingly a major badass.
- Bandage Babe: He wears bandages around his eyes for no known reason.
- Benevolent Boss:
- In a weird way. He does care for his lackeys, in however a twisted sense, and if you think along the same lines as him (namely Songha, and Lady), he'll treat you well due to being kindred spirits.
- It's spoofed by him at one point:Baek Morae: Unlike you [Dune], I don't abandon my comrades.Baek Morae: [genuinely pondering] ........Baek Morae: Or do I? Anyway—
- Berserk Button: He is the Berserk Button for a lot of people.
- Beware the Nice Ones: A textbook example of a very kind-hearted man snapping hard.
- Beware the Silly Ones: As a Cute and Psycho Cloudcuckoolander. He's not to be underestimated, despite his idiotic mannerisms.
- Big Bad: While Spoon may occasionally get sidetracked, Baek Morae's been established as the main antagonist since Chapter 0 and continues to reign in that position.
- Bio-Augmentation: He's been augmented to have enhanced physical capabilities. While he's no Dana or Orca, it's why he's stronger than someone with his frame should be.
- Break the Cutie: His backstory.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Dear God, his mind's a special place. Insane Troll Logic is his specialty.
- The Corrupter: He's trying to be this for Naga.
- Cute and Psycho: His Cloudcuckoolander tendencies range from being cute to terrifying to cutely terrifying.
- Dark and Troubled Past: He was pressured into getting involved with human experimentation: first as a scientist, and then as one of the experiments himself. It didn't take long before he finally snapped.
- Dogged Nice Guy: Towards Raptor in the past. He could still be considered this, but in a darker light.
- Driven to Suicide: He attempted this after Redrum's grandfather died, before Raptor stopped him. She probably regrets it now.
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: According to him, he's been mistaken for a girl a few times.
- Establishing Character Moment: When he appears at Redrum's hideout, he tells Medusa and Orca to kill them all. Then he he sees a cat and goes gaga over it, prompting Medusa to smack him. This establishes his ruthlessness, oddness, and on a more discrete level his hatred of his past and obsession with Raptor.
- Extreme Doormat: In the past, which is part of what broke him.
- Face Death with Dignity: Subverted. It seems as though he might do this, but in the end, he dies panicking and in disgrace, in contrast to Orca going out in a fight, and Medusa implied to peacefully accept her fate.
- Fight Like A Normal: His superpower's useless in a fight, but he makes up for it by being a very skilled physical fighter.
- Freudian Excuse: He doesn't have a happy backstory, shall we say. Discussed in the narrative, though: it notes that sympathy for him tends to end once it's mentioned that he went beyond mere vengeance.
- Go Mad from the Revelation: To quote the narrative (accompanied by a beam of light shining through the dark):After spending a half a year in that hell, something happened that changed his life. This then became a change to him to escape and kill everyone in the institute.
- Good Powers, Bad People: He has the ability of purification. As Young Jeong puts it, his power is a rare case where he essentially makes things better just by existing. It's why she wants to keep him alive at all costs.
- Healing Hands: His powers of purification mean that he can cure things related to toxins.
- Hopeless Suitor: While he might've stood a chance with Raptor in the past, now that a) she's dating Haze, and b) Baek Morae is her psychopathic enemy, she's never going to be interested in him.
- Hope Spot: In-Universe, he's purposely given one—that he might live—to instill fear of death in him before he's killed, as means of revenge.
- Hypocrite: Naga points out that even though Baek Morae tries to use his past of being hurt by others to justify his actions, he trivializes the people who've suffered or died because of him.
- I Owe You My Life: The basis of his feelings for Raptor.
- Killed Off for Real: Sasa dropped a bomb by him and blew him to pieces, so. Yeah.
- Kindhearted Cat Lover: Subverted. He loves cats and surrounds himself with them, but considering it seems to be a projection of his obsession with Raptor... Heck, that panel of a cat struggling to get away from him because he's smothering it could make for a good metaphor for his relationship with her!
- The Leader: Of Knife.
- Legally Dead: Which isn't too much of a problem except for mundane things, hence why he uses Kana's ID number.
- Light Is Not Good: A Man in White with powers of purification—and essentially the Big Bad of the series.
- Love Makes You Crazy: Or, well, he became crazy due to other reasons (though Raptor was the final nail in the coffin), so it's more like love makes him crazier.
- Love Makes You Evil: Motivated by his love for Raptor.
- Mad Love: Raptor saved him from committing suicide, and so he fell in love. It'd be a sweet story if he didn't then proceed to secretly murder all of her friends, cripple her, and pretend to be a supportive friend in order to monopolize all of her attention. Oh, and essentially violently stalk her for a decade. As he tells her, he'll never be content until he's the only one in her heart.
- Man in White: His all-white appearance should make it clear that he's not a citizen of moral upstanding.
- Motor Mouth: He can ramble at times. It's one of the many things that pisses Medusa off when it comes to him.
- Murder the Hypotenuse:
- He attempts this with Haze. It doesn't go well for him.
- His and Raptor's backstory reveals that he tried to pull this off with everyone she knew. He failed only because Stell survived and was taken in by Haze, and—well, it's clear how Haze and Raptor ended.
- Not So Different: Subverted. He tries to claim that he and Naga are similar, both being people used by others for their powerful abilities. Naga immediately calls bullshit on it.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: He might seem like a joke at first. He's really not.
- Older Than They Look: His aging's been slowed down due to Sewol's superpower. Despite appearing to be in his twenties, he's actually in his late thirties/early forties.
- Orphanage of Love: He grew up in one.
- Parental Substitute: Alongside Medusa, he's somewhat of one for Orca.
- Psychotic Smirk: He sports one from time to time, especially when being Yandere over Raptor.
- Stalker with a Crush: Towards Raptor.
- Stepford Smiler: Of the psychotic type. It's especially apparent in the past when he first Raptor, as he came across as a cheerful and friendly, albeit emotional, man to her. Then he started killing people.
- Terrible Trio: With Medusa and Orca.
- Unstoppable Rage: Went on one in the past in the laboratory he worked at, slaughtering everyone but Medusa and Orca.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: He was very kind, once upon a time, before being broken to the point of insanity.
- Villains Out Shopping: One of the things he uses Kana's ID number for is to join a cat lovers' forum.
- What Beautiful Eyes!: Raptor complimented his eyes in the past.
- White Hair, Black Heart: The white hair (and appearance) is your first tip-off that he's a villain.
- Would Hurt a Child: He was certainly disappointed in the past that Stell—a toddler at the time—survived his murder attempt, at least.
- Yandere: Towards Raptor, as several tropes under his section should make clear.
Species: Human, Superpower: Fiber manipulation + snake in mouth
Previously a scientist who dealt with human experimentation, she's now one of the main members and founders of Knife after Baek Morae spared her years ago.
- Affably Evil: Like Baek Morae, she comes across as honestly amiable at times. As the narrative notes, her and Baek Morae's reaction to Spoon showing up is as if they were at a family reunion.
- An Arm and a Leg: Raptor slices her arm off.
- Becoming the Mask: Originally, she was nice to Orca only for her own self-preservation, but ultimately, she truly came to care for him.
- Bio-Augmentation: Turns out that she was also an experimental subject at the lab, hence the snake in her mouth. In her case, though, it was voluntary.
- Curtains Match the Window: Blonde hair and golden eyes.
- Dark Action Girl: The main one on Knife's side.
- The Dragon: To Baek Morae, as the second-in-command of Knife.
- Face Death with Dignity: Unlike Baek Morae, it's implied that she does this, seeing as how she refused a chance to survive.
- Foe Romance Subtext: She's not above flirting with Dana.
- Killed Offscreen: Presumably, given that Knife would've had no reason to keep her alive.
- Kiss of Death: She has a poisonous snake in her mouth, and so a kiss from her will be fatal.
- Labcoat of Science and Medicine: Wore this as a researcher, in the past.
- Legally Dead: Like Baek Morae, she's technically supposed to be dead and so can't use her own ID number for things.
- Meaningful Name: As her name would indicate, she's affiliated with snakes.
- Older Than They Look: Like Baek Morae, she's actually in her late thirties/early forties but appears younger due to Sewol's superpower.
- Parental Substitute: Towards Orca. At least, that's probably how she sees it.
- Pet the Dog: Though she's been shown to be cruel as a villain and frequently ill-tempered around Baek Morae, she does care for Orca (and, in the past, was ready to defend him with her life).
- Redemption Rejection: She's given an offer to work as a researcher for the twins' clan, which would spare her life, but she declines.
- Sole Survivor: Of Baek Morae's past massacre, along with Orca.
- Terrible Trio: With Baek Morae and Orca.
- Toxic Friend Influence: For Orca, in a way. Part of his involvement with Knife is out of devotion towards her, and so consciously or not, she's used him as a Tyke-Bomb.
- Villains Out Shopping: What she does during Knife's downtime: watch movies. Lots of movies.
Species: Orca Hybrid, Superpower: None
An orca hybrid who was previously an experiment at the institute Baek Morae and Medusa once worked at. After Baek Morae spared his life, he became a member of what would then become Knife.
- Adorkable: Despite his aloof personality, he's got a variety of endearing fears and is very prudish.
- Affably Evil: Emphasis on the 'affable' part. He's a very polite and nice young man who hates the 'evil' part.Orca: "I just knocked you out for a minute. I tried not to hurt you."Naga: Huh? He's too nice for a psycho.
- Afraid of Needles: Considering that he was once a test subject, it's no surprise.
- Anti-Villain: By far and away the nicest member of Knife. He's still evidently a good person at heart and hates what he does under Knife's name, but is too afraid of Baek Morae to refuse. It's worth noting that unusually for this archetype, this doesn't endear him to the heroes any—after all, what good is a conscience if he doesn't act on it? If anything, Guineung hates him all the more for it.
- Arch-Enemy: Towards Guineung. Hyena theorizes that it's because they have the same colour scheme. It's suggested that it's actually because they once fought when they were little, and they've hated each other ever since then.
- Because You Were Nice to Me: Medusa was kind to him when they were in the lab, hence his devotion to her. It's revealed she invoked this to ensure that if Orca ever escaped, he wouldn't harm her.
- Berserk Button: Guineung in general, and going after Medusa. Notably, he rarely initiates a fight compared to the rest of Knife unless the latter trigger has been set off.
- Bishōnen: While his eyes are a bit creepy, he's otherwise a Long-Haired Pretty Boy.
- Black Eyes of Evil: Due to his orca heritage. Subverted, however, in that he's the least evil member of Knife.
- Blood from the Mouth: He coughs up blood just before kicking the bucket.
- The Comically Serious: He's very serious and down-to-earth. Unfortunately for him, the rest of the cast isn't, making him perfect for punchlines.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Used to be a human experiment (and, by association, presumably a child caught up in half-human trafficking).
- A Dog Named "Dog": Orca's hybrid species is... an orca! Surprise!
- Evil Counterpart: To Guineung. Both were held in captivity and essentially tortured for being a Half-Human Hybrid, but whereas Guineung was saved by a hero (Dana), Orca was saved by a villain (Baek Morae), and thus they've become, respectively, what they are today.
- Extreme Doormat: Very obedient, from obeying Baek Morae despite hating what he does to buying tampons for Medusa despite being incredibly embarrassed.
- Half-Human Hybrid: An orca one, as his name suggests.
- It Gets Easier: Much to his dismay, this is what happened to him over the years.
- I Owe You My Life: Inverted. Guineung suspects that Orca sees him as proof of his humanity, stemming from when Orca spared his life, and it's why Orca never kills him despite having multiple opportunities to do so. Ironically, Guineung hates him more than anybody.
- Just Following Orders: Part of the reason why Guineung dislikes him so much is because Orca actively chooses against his own conscience to obey Baek Morae's orders, which makes him even worse in Guineung's eyes than the rest of the Knife.
- Killed Off for Real: Stabbed by Guineung. He tries to heal himself, only for the pearl to break, at which point he manages a few steps before he collapses, as the first of the Terrible Trio to die—thinking of Medusa as he does.
- Legally Dead: Like Baek Morae and Medusa. He uses Kana's ID number for more practical things, though.
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy: He grew out his hair because Medusa thought Songha, a fellow Long-Haired Pretty Boy, was attractive.
- Made of Iron: It takes three hits from Hyena's taser to take him down.
- Martial Pacifist: As noted above, it takes pressing Orca's Berserk Button to get him to initiate a fight outside of orders, typically. Otherwise, he prefers to try and settle things peacefully first.
- Morality Pet: He's the only person Medusa has any compassion for.
- Multicolored Hair: Black and white, due to being part orca.
- Nervous Wreck: His 'anxiety' stat is at max, considering his Dark and Troubled Past and the guy who raised him, it's not hard to see why.
- No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: He spared Guineung's life in the past and continues to go easy on him in the present, including sparing him yet again in their final fight. Guineung responds by killing him.
- The Nose Knows: Enhanced smell comes with the package of being an animal hybrid.
- Not So Above It All: He claims that he doesn't fight punks like Guineung since he's an adult... despite having been ready to thrown down with him just minutes ago.
- Only Sane Man: Among the Terrible Trio.
- Passive-Aggressive Kombat: He's usually too polite to outright insult people (barring Guineung) and so on the rare occasion he does voice his displeasure or disagreement, it comes out as this, especially when Songha is involved.Songha: "Does the villain need a reason to kill a hero...? You don't suit Knife."Orca: "It must be nice being suited as a villain."
- Precocious Crush: On Medusa, ever since he was a kid.
- The Stoic: Has he ever smiled?
- Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Despite his reserved attitude, he's one of the sweeter members of Knife and cares about Medusa plenty.
- Super Senses: As part of being an animal hybrid.
- Super Strength: Due to being part orca.
- Super Toughness: Again, due to being part orca.
- Terrible Trio: With Baek Morae and Medusa.
- Tyke-Bomb: He's been a member of Knife since he was a kid and essentially made into a Child Soldier back then.
- Undying Loyalty: Towards Medusa.
- Villains Out Shopping: Literally. He tends to be the one who buys groceries and whatnot for Knife.
- What Could Have Been: In-Universe, it's pointed out that Orca would've turned out much differently had he not been raised by Baek Morae.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He's terrified of bugs.
Species: Human, Superpower: None
An ordinary human who works for Knife. She's in charge of collecting information, forging identities, and lending Baek Morae, Medusa, and Orca her ID number.
- Anti-Villain: She basically acts as Knife's secretary of sorts, making her come across as a Punch-Clock Villain at worst, especially since it's clear that she does have morals.
- Even Evil Has Standards: She was horrified when she thought Lee was a pedophile.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite being very uppity to her neighbours and disliking bugs, she went out of her way to protect Mina (not that Mina was actually in any danger, but she didn't know that).
- Sole Survivor: Potentially, of Knife. It's unclear if she was ever caught.
- The Team Normal: A regular human with no superpowers or criminal record.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: As she wasn't a front-line villain, her fate is unknown by the end of the series.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: This hasn't happened to her yet, but Baek Morae makes it clear that it will should she gain a criminal record, since she's only useful without one.
Species: Tree Hybrid, Superpower: Fire manipulation
A tree person and former hero of Spoon who defected and joined Knife due to his feelings for Young Jeong.
- Affably Evil: He gives Naga tips on how to fight better, with Dune noting that they can probably trust him on that, considering Songha's sense of honour.
- Apologetic Attacker: Tends to say "sorry" before attacking.
- Bishōnen: Medusa remarks on his good looks.
- Combat Pragmatist: He's admittedly not above playing dirty when need be, such as taking advantage of a distracted opponent.
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: In the joke Gender Bender chapter, he's the only one whose appearance remains virtually unchanged.
- Epic Fail: After suddenly attacking a comrade and losing the fight against him, with him then being gracious enough to help you up and support you since you're injured, do you a) let him carry you back or b) pretend to let him but decide to be a sore loser and take the opportunity to taze him? Unfortunately for Songha, the person in question was Orca and not only did it not incapacitate him, it had no effect whatsoever. You can see the utter horror/shock on Songha's face as Orca simply sighs—and then shoves Songha into the ground.
- Evil Former Friend: For Sasa.
- FaceHeel Turn: He used to be a hero.
- Fallen Hero: Once an agent of Spoon. Now, working for Knife.
- Hopeless Suitor: He never stood a chance with Young Jeong.
- Killed Off for Real: Courtesy of Young Jeong.
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy: Lampshaded by Medusa.
- Love Makes You Crazy: No wonder he and Baek Morae get along.
- Love Makes You Evil: Why he ended up betraying Spoon.
- Love Martyr: In spite of Songha's devotion, Young Jeong only sees—and treats—him as a pawn. And a disposable one, at that.
- Playing with Fire: Aka the most ironic ability a tree person could have.
- Precocious Crush: On Young Jeong, leading to an unrequited MayDecember Romance in the present.
- Sacrificial Lion: The first major character to die. By association, his death signals that for all of their humour in the start of the series, Knife isn't going to gain a chance for redemption or survive the series.
- The Stoic: His "Poker Face" stack is maxed out.
- Together in Death: Baek Morae believes this in regards to him and Young Jeong.
- Undying Loyalty: Towards Young Jeong.
- Would Hurt a Child: He's responsible for Stell's scar.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He's a tree, so of course he's going to have green hair.
- You Remind Me of X: Naga doesn't say it to him, but when Dune wonders why Naga didn't get angry at Songha for piercing his hand, Naga thinks about how Songha reminded him of Dune (whom he's become fond of now) and so he just couldn't get mad.
Species: Butterfly Hybrid, Superpower: Psychic detection & interference
A butterfly hybrid girl who develops an obsessive crush on Naga after he saves her from a pervert.
- Because You Were Nice to Me: The reason she gives for her crush on Naga. Not because he was a nice person, he was nice to her.
- Berserk Button: For all that she's characterized by her obsession with Naga? The one thing that truly gets a reaction out of her is the death of Sewol, her friend.
- Birds of a Feather: She's pretty much a male Baek Morae, which is why they get along marvelously.
- Cloudcuckoolander: There's a reason her 'common sense' stat is at minimum.
- Cute and Psycho: She's adorable, but psychotic enough to try killing a little girl for happening to know Naga.
- Dark Action Girl: A skilled fighter, especially in conjunction with her superpower—it takes Naga, Sasa, one of Hyena's demons, and a curse from Haze combined to take her down the first time around.
- Fan of Underdog: Part of why she's smitten with Naga. As she puts it, she likes seeing average people try their hardest.
- Half-Human Hybrid: Part butterfly.
- Insane Troll Logic: Her rationale for attacking Hyena.
- Killed Off for Real: After being beaten within an inch of her life by Haze and the charm he placed keeping her alive removed by Baek Morae (who, to be fair, believed it to be another of Haze's curses)
- Lethal Chef: In the Valentine's special, she mixes in blood with her pastries. Otherwise, given that Naga eats all the lunches she makes, it's indicated that she's probably a decent chef as long as she doesn't get any weird ideas.
- Logical Weakness: Her ability has no effect on those without superpowers, such as Sasa.
- Love Freak: Just as big of one as her boss. It's implied that he's actually the one who made her that way by gushing about his own love.
- Multicolored Hair: Blue and black, as part of her butterfly heritage.
- Murder the Hypotenuse: Her first reaction to Hyena is pull out a knife.
- Rescue Romance: She falls for Naga after he helps save her from a pervert.
- Smarter Than You Look: While she's a Cloudcuckoolander, she can be surprisingly intelligent, such as being quick to see through Sasa's ploy to distract her from a Death from Above.
- Smitten Teenage Girl: For Naga.
- Villainous Friendship: With Sewol, whom she's known since before joining Knife.
- Yandere: Towards Naga. It's portrayed as very creepy.
Species: Human, Ability: Age manipulation
A member of Knife.
- Chekhov's Gunman: She's the little girl who appears in the first chapter, interviewing Guineung.
- Meaningful Name: Her name means "time" in Korean.
- Older Than They Look: A given, considering her ability.
- Only Sane Man: Has a startling amount of sense compared to the other Knife members.
- Rapid Aging: Dies from this when she attempts to de-age Bidan.
- Villainous Friendship: As exasperated as Sewol tends to be, she's genuinely friends with Lady.
Species: Human, Superpower: Human drug
The leader of Fake Knife, which he formed to help justify Spoon's continued existence.
- Abusive Parents: While his father's mentioned to want the best for Osu, he apparently demonstrates it through very harsh ways, which is why Osu has no desire to return home.
- Anti-Villain: Invoked by Guineung, who comments that anti-villains are all the rage now when explaining that Osu, the Nice Guy, is the leader of Knife. Subverted in that Osu, even as a part of Fake Knife, isn't a villain at all.
- Bad Powers, Good People: Osu is a very nice person. It's just that every part of his body is an addictive hallucinogen. He can drug people by standing in the same room as them. The number of people that can be around him without taking a special medicine can be counted on one hand.
- Covert Pervert: He's an avid reader of porn.
- Curtains Match the Window: Blue hair and blue eyes.
- Harmless Villain: Invoked as a member of Fake Knife.
- Ill Boy: He's shown to be somewhat sickly. It's probably part of the reason No. 1 and No. 2 live with him.
- The Leader: Of Fake Knife.
- Mindscrew: He essentially inflicts this on people with his powers.
- Nice Guy: A very gentle and kind person, making it a shock to Naga when he learns that Osu is the leader of Knife (before the fake part is explained).
- Older Than They Look: Despite appearing younger than Naga, he's actually in his mid-twenties.
- Power Trio: With No. 1 and No. 2. They're also meant to double as a Terrible Trio—if they were actual villains.
- The Team Benefactor: He's filthy rich and uses his wealth to fund Fake Knife.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: How did No. 2 come to discover that Baek Morae is still alive? Because Osu sent him out to buy porn.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Turquoise hair.
Species: Nameless, Superpower: Healing, Immortality
A member of Fake Knife, as well as of a species possessing the closest thing to immortality. He maintains the garden that Fake Knife uses as their base.
- The Ace: Naga sees him as one, as he's talented in a variety of areas: gardening, cooking, running a popular blog...
- All-Loving Hero: Mildly. Despite being the target of Fantastic Racism in the past, he still cares for humans.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Usually mild-mannered—but he's also infamous for his temper when pissed off.
- Big Brother Instinct: To No. 2, his younger twin brother. To a less extreme extent, he's protective of Osu as well.
- Chekhov's Gunman: He can be seen the gardener Naga occasionally chats to on the way to school before the existence of Fake Knife is revealed.
- Dark and Troubled Past: He was once caught by a serial killer and brutally 'murdered'. When he revived, the town was terrified of him and so cast him out. There's also the matter of No. 2's own Dark and Troubled Past, which he's somewhat involved in.
- Harmless Villain: Invoked as a member of Fake Knife.
- Healing Factor: An extremely powerful one.
- Healing Hands: His superpower, as part of his species.
- Identical Twin ID Tag: Neat hair and a yellow apron.
- The Medic: Thanks to his Healing Hands, he tends to play this role.
- Off with His Head!: Songha cuts off his head, much to Naga's horror—before No. 1 reveals to him that he has a Healing Factor.
- Older Than They Look: He ages more slowly than humans do.
- Parental Substitute: He and No. 2 are like fathers for Osu and his sister.
- Power Trio: With Osu and No. 2.
- Supreme Chef: His cooking is spectacular.
- Team Mom: To Fake Knife.
- Winged Humanoid: As part of his species, he has small wings on his back.
Species: Nameless, Superpower: Healing, Immortality
Like his twin No. 1, he's a member of Fake Knife. Thanks to their species, he's near immortal. Due to his fear of blood, however, he no longer acts as a medic.
- Afraid of Blood: Ever since Baek Morae's slaughter.
- Break the Cutie: Let's just say that he doesn't smile once after the revelation of Baek Morae's survival, and it takes roughly 80 chapters before things start looking up for him.
- Chekhov's Gunman: A weird version. He's properly introduced first, but he's seen in the flashbacks of Baek Morae's past as a scientist Baek Morae occasionally talked to and supposedly killed. It's not revealed until later that this scientist is No. 2.
- Dark and Troubled Past: He was one of the victims of Baek Morae's massacre, hence why he's now Afraid of Blood. It's clear that he hasn't gotten over the trauma, as he absolutely loses it when he realizes that Baek Morae is still alive.
- Harmless Villain: Invoked as a member of Fake Knife.
- Healing Factor: Due to his species.
- Identical Twin ID Tag: Messy Hair and a labcoat.
- Like a Son to Me: How he felt about Baek Morae.
- Love Martyr: He still thinks the world of Baek Morae, despite Baek Morae now being a villain who obviously doesn't care about him at all anymore.
- Older Than They Look: He doesn't look any older than he did when Redrum's grandfather was a young man.
- Parental Substitute: To Baek Morae in the past, at the orphanae where Baek Morae grew up in.
- In a happier example, he and No. 1 are like fathers for Osu and his sister.
- Power Trio: With Osu and No. 1.
- Sympathy for the Devil: He never stops caring about Baek Morae, and in spite of everything, grieves for his death at the end of the series.
- Troubled Sympathetic Bigot: Mildly, in the past. He used to not like humans very much, seeing them as lazy jerks (not helped when one struck his sister), but he grew out of it after working at an orphanage and seeing them in a new light.
- Winged Humanoid: Due to his species.
Species: Cockroach Hybrid, Superpower: None
A cockroach hybrid that Fake Knife hires after the real Knife's return, deciding that they need a bodyguard in case the real Knife attacks them.
- Fantastic Racism: It's suggested that he frequently faces discrimination due to his appearance. The fact that Osu initially wasn't immune to this (and Gregor otherwise being perfectly kind) is what leads to him hiring him out of guilt.
- Half-Human Hybrid: Though he looks full cockroach.
- Nice Guy: Despite his obviously intimidating appearance as a giant cockroach.
- Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Bidan is drop-dead gorgeous. Gregor is a giant cockroach.
Species: Human, Superpower: Enhanced strength and enduranceThe head of Forks Entertainment.
- Childhood Friends: High school buddies with Dune and Dana.
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: He looks like a blue-eyed Dana. Gets a bit circular, doesn't it.
- Hopeless Suitor: He's openly crushing on Bidan. On her end, having known him since he was a kid, she's never going to see him in a romantic light.
- Spear Counter Part: To Dana.
- Unfortunate Names: Yuda is actually the Korean form of Judas. Which wouldn't be so bad if it weren't for all the evangelists asking him to repent.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: A flashback to high school shows that he had blue hair. He likely dyes it black like Dana.
Species: Nameless, Superpower: Immortality, HealingNo. 1 and No. 2's sister. Yuda's secretary.
- Flower in Her Hair: Her hair has the look, but they aren't actual flowers. They're actually knots from her twirling her hair with her fingers.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: When she (falsely) claims her boss is sexually harassing her to No. 2, he expresses surprise she hasn't lost her temper and blown up on the man. This pisses her off.
- Mrs. Robinson: She thinks all younger men are cute.
- Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: She ends up dating Gregor.
- Winged Humanoid: Like all members of her nameless species.
SekrunA beloved mixed celebrity with prominent animal features. She is attacked by a stalker, and needs Spoon's protection.
- Everything's Better with Penguins: A cute penguin girl who's helping improve hybrid acceptance.
- Precision F-Strike: When she hears Ruli's Freudian Excuse:
- Sekrun: But how is that my fucking problem?
RuliA Reptile hybrid and celebrity. She has weak telekinesis and teleports small object.
- Fantastic Racism: A victim of this.
- Freudian Excuse: Nope. She may have suffered a lot because her appearance and heritage, but that doesn't excuse attacking Sekrun, who has nothing to do with her suffering.
- Beleaguered Assistant: She stresses a lot to hide Sekrun's less-than-cute language.
Species: Nameless, Superpower: ImmortalityNo. 1 and No. 2's other family members. So far, their sister Bidan has been introduced as a member of Forks Entertainment.
- Blue and Orange Morality: When they learn of No. 2's past involvement with with nasty human experimentation, they're confused as to why it's such a bad thing. They compare it to animal abuse and don't think he did anything seriously wrong.
- Exotic Eye Designs: None of their eyes have pupils.
- Immortal Immaturity: Bidan notes that despite their age, they all think and act like they're 25 or so.
- Interspecies Adoption: Frequently, and it never ends well.
- MayflyDecember Romance: Any lover they take will inevitably die before them.
- Mystical White Hair: A family of white haired immortals.
- Winged Humanoid: They all have wings sprouting out of their lower back.