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     25th Baam / Jyu Viole Grace 

25th Baam / Jyu Viole Grace

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Tower Position: Wave Controller

The Hero of Tower of God. 25th Baam is unusual to the Tower in that he opened the door himself, thus making him an Irregular, who are universally feared throughout the Tower as being ultra powerful monsters who almost always bring great calamity within the Tower. He's also considered borderline crazy because he values his friends over his own desire to climb the Tower, and is thus quickly deemed dangerous by those who rule within it. His one true desire however, is to be with Rachel, a girl who freed Baam from being stuck in a dark prison outside the Tower, and kept him from ever truly being lonely due to the time the two spent together.

In season 1, Baam's desire to be with Rachel again after the two of them got summoned into the Tower is so strong that it gave him the courage to take Headon's 1st Floor test despite the obvious danger. Following his arrival on the 2nd Floor, Baam forms a team with Koon and Rak for completing the tests offered by the Floor of Tests; the two quickly become his True Companions. He befriends many Regulars along the way, and is eventually able to reunite with Rachel. However, a crippling injury to Rachel's legs causes her to be deemed to fail the 2nd Floor, and kicked out of the Tower for good; forcing Baam to take a special test that would allow for him to take an exceptionally tough final test alongside Rachel in order to help her pass. In the end, Rachel betrays Baam at the last second of the test; leaving Baam to climb a different, much darker, path up the Tower.


  • All-Loving Hero: In the competitive, back-stabbing world of the Tower, Baam genuinely wants to help others.
  • Badass Normal: Subverted. He appears this way at first, but eventually it's shown he's an innate genius at Shinsoo manipulation.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Baam's a nice guy... just don't hurt his friends.
  • Calling Your Attacks: Averted. Baam never yells out what he's doing: the most you get is a handy label down the side of the action or a footnote.
  • Chick Magnet: Yuri and Black March confirmed, along with Androssi who gets a lot of Ship Tease. According to SIU, Baam will cause many women to cry.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: Baam will save even a complete stranger, despite any consequences.
  • Fish out of Water: Baam's background, ethical standards and basic moral compass... are not like those belonging to most Tower residents to put it mildly.
  • Friendless Background: Had absolutely no human contact until he met Rachel.
  • The Gift: Being an Irregular, controlling Shinsoo almost instantly.
  • Guile Hero: Baam is definitely not stupid. Ignorant about a lot of things, sure. But good luck tricking him in a way close to one he's met before.
  • The Heart: One of the few idealists in the Tower, and the most dedicated of the cast to keeping everyone alive.
  • Heroic Neutral: All Baam ever wants is to be left alone with his friends; he couldn't care less about Tower politics. Unfortunately for his goals and dreams, Tower politics cares about him and won't leave them or him alone.
  • Immune to Fate: His status as an Irregular makes it so that Guides are unable to predict what he will do, or what changes he can bring.
  • In-Series Nickname: Called "Black Turtle" by Rak.
  • Magnetic Hero: Becomes well liked and friendly with many of his fellows, so much so that they choose to help him out even when it means that they will be disadvantaged in the Tower.
    • He's so endearing, his mentors in FUG are beginning to question their motivations.
  • Mysterious Past: Who or what Baam is, even he doesn't know. It's not even clear where he was initially, though it seems he was either in the Middle area of the Tower or outside it completely.
  • Naïve Newcomer: Starts as this. It doesn’t last.
  • No-Sell: He's virtually immune to most Shinsoo attacks and Shinsoo in general. Only extremely powerful ones are capable of harming him.
  • The Paralyzer: Quant briefly teaches him this in Season 1 (in the form of the technique "Fast Skip"), and it becomes Baam's first example of Power Copying.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: As an Irregular, he's an immense threat to the Tower.
  • Power Copying: This, when coupled with his innate ability to control Shinsoo with ease, is his greatest combat strength. He's used several abilities that he learned from Rankers, sometimes far better than they did, such as Blue Oar and Fast Skip. The only drawback is he generally lacks the overall power and finesse the Rankers have gained over years honing the full use of their best moves — putting the time in to both polish and understand what he's copied is still a requirement. Additionally, to copy a move both quickly and completely, it actually does have to be used on him, first. In short, he can claim the unofficial Blue Mage mantra as his: I really, really hope I can tank this.
  • Instant Expert: Not only will he immediately turn their own techniques around on people during a fight, but Baam can also blend both moves and styles on the fly, making him very adaptable and hard to read.
    • This extends to even physical moves sets, mastering no less than five different martial arts styles by having the practitioners use him as a practice dummy.
  • The Team:
    "The Three": Baam, Koon and Rak.
    Hide-and-Seek Team B: Baam, Androssi, Michelle Light (Rachel),\Hatsu, Ho, Serena, Shopin, Chunhwa, Des Lion, Mauchi, Parakewl, Levin, Full Black, and Grey.
    Submerged Fish Hunt Team: Baam, Rachel, Koon, Rak, Androssi, Anak, Leesoo, Laure, Hatsu, Aleksai, Blarouse, Chunhwa, Sunwoo, Levin, Parakewl, and Akryung.
  • Technical Pacifist: Though he dislikes enmity and fighting, he defends himself when attacked, he is prepared to kill in order to get to Rachel (though he is relieved when he doesn't have to) and later on, he mops the floor with everyone.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Once he begins learning how to manipulate Shinsoo, he starts being able to take care of himself rather than having to rely completely on his friends.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: He starts out with far less combat experience than most of the new regulars, but he makes up for it with his talent at learning Shinsoo techniques. He drops the unskilled part once season 2 comes around.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: He absolutely hates the idea of fighting and harming and truly wants every to be friends.
  • You Are Number 6: His name means literally "The 25th Night".


Baam in Season 2

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Note that Baam went back to his original appearance after the Workshop Battle

In season 2, Baam's darker path turns out to be him being forced into joining FUG, a terrorist organization who wishes to dispose of the current Tower rule by killing King Zahard and those loyal to him. As FUG's new Slayer Candidate, Jyu Viole Grace, Baam's new Tower climb results in him joining forces with Ja Wangnan's Team Tangsooyook on the 20th Floor.

However, FUG takes issue with him joining such a week team and eventually forces him to leave them and join a team of their own creation. He winds up at odds with Karaka, a FUG Slayer who wishes to kill Baam in order to have the power of an Irregular for himself. With the help of his friends, Baam manages escape Karaka's trap during the 30th Floor's Workshop Battle, and successfully breaks away from FUG with the Workshop's Thorn fragment in hand. Baam next sets his sights on the Hell Train to catch up to Rachel, and to also learn more about his past.

Baam's Hell Train journey leads him into a confrontation with Hoaqin, a fellow Slayer Candidate who was once a FUG Slayer known as White, as well as going through a "Revolution" in the Hell Train's Rice Pot to further strengthen himself, such as encountering an odd entity that resides within himself. Riding the Hell Train eventually brings him to the 43rd Floor of Death where Baam learns from Garam Zahard that he's actually the son of Arlen Grace and V; two Irregulars who originally climbed the Tower alongside King Zahard, but turned against said King when he locked the door to go beyond the 134th Floor. This results in Baam finally deciding on a new goal rather than just chasing after Rachel; to discover a paradise where everyone in the Tower can be happy, even if it means that he has to fight those who block the way to the 135th Floor to find it. While on the Floor of Death, Baam succeeds in obtaining the second Thorn fragment, as well as a leftover fragment of the dead 43rd Floor Guardian known as the Red Thryssa.

Riding the Hell Train to the Hidden Floor, Baam faces off against a data version of his "Sworn Enemy," which turns out to be himself as Jyu Viole Grace.


  • Agent Peacock: At the beginning of Part 2 his attire is simply fabulous.
  • A God I Am Not: Quite a few people refer to him as "my/our god" on account of his position as a Slayer candidate and an Irregular. Baam's reactions to this range from strong discomfort to violent retaliation, depending on who's addressing him.
    • Changes his mind after he can't help his friends when they're attacked by Karaka and they sacrifice their places on the train so he can advance.
    Bam, back in the "rice pot": Teach me how to be a god.
    • The "God of Guardians" promptly tells him A) resemblance to Thor aside "God" is just a nickname and B) more power won't make him and his friends happy — especially since he can't control it — and tells him to return after he passes the next test and cools his head. Baam returns after the test and his friends tell him how much he means to them and NOW he's ready to learn advanced shinsu control. The "God of Guardians" knows what he's talking about since the last guy he taught who wanted to be a god (or "king") to change the tower and make everyone happy was Jahad and clearly that didn't work out... but Baam's a bit different:
    God of Guardians: Jahad wanted power in order to stand above others and change them... But this boy simply thinks that he needs power in order to stay with them. It's a slight difference that I overlooked — but it's worth taking a chance on.
  • Animal Motifs: Butterflies.
  • An Offer You Can't Refuse: FUG gave him one after Rachel’s betrayal. If he didn’t join them and become a Slayer candidate, they would have killed all his friends.
  • Badass Abnormal: Becoming a living Ignition Weapon by merging with the Thorn boosted his already impressive Shinsoo control and power, on top of being an Irregular. SIU has hinted that this, and not his nature as an Irregular, is the biggest reason for his power boost in Season 2.
    • He gains another boost during the Hell Train arc when he gains the souls of billions of people Hoaqin killed. Unlike the Thorn, this has yet to change much beyond giving him a observable power boost.
  • Badass Boast: Gives some during Part 2.
  • Berserk Button: Hurting the people he trusts is a good way to set him off, just ask Beta and Reflejo.
    "But if you play around with my friends' lives like this again- I will kill you all."
  • Berserker Tears: Outright tell Baam that you've *killed* one of his close friends or master, and this happens.
    " (crying over Jinsung Ha's apparent death) Even if it means I have to die here, I'm going to fight...!!"
  • Bishōnen: If Yuri and Yeon's observations of Baam are to be considered, Baam is quite the looker (especially when he had long hair).
  • Break the Cutie: Though he isn't broken, the whole thing with Ho did bring him pretty close to snapping, and he laments the constant infighting between Regulars. Even when everybody says it's the most normal, logical thing to happen. And then Rachel happened, and this is only the beginning. Now that he has been ripped away from his new friends and forced to fight against his old ones, he's coming very close to the breaking point.
    • After finally meeting Rachel since the infamous pushing incident, Baam finally broke after hearing her cold words. What came next was almost frightening...
  • Boxing Lessons for Superman: Even after getting the Thorn, he spent a year after the Workshop to train at various dojos and combine their styles. As a result, he can keep up with new opponents without using much of the Thorn's power.
  • Broken Ace: He’s good at pretty much everything, but suffers greatly because of Rachel’s betrayal and FUG’s threat to his friends’ lives.
  • Calling Your Attacks: Despite Baam not doing this in season 1, the only exception will sometimes be when he copies a move, he'll call out the attacks as he makes them. Notably, this is why he doesn't use Urek Mazino's attacks, which he did copy—because he feels the attack's name is extremely embarrassing.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Mostly confined to the first arc of part 2, where he plays up his role as FUG's Slayer candidate to almost mustache curling levels in an attempt to scare away the competition. Pointed out by Koon, who says it's like he's reading out of a textbook for evil people.
  • Chaste Hero: Seems to just not understand things related to romance or intimacy judging by his confusion about a date and how he was unaware how saying he isn't interested in a woman's body may offend them. Justified by his isolated life before entering the Tower.
  • Chick Magnet: Continuing right where season 1 left off, season 2 continues to build the women that are showing the signs towards Baam.
    • Yeon Yihwa has had moments here and there where she will be blushing in Baam/Viole's vicinity.
    • Hwa Ryun is considered another candidate, with the Hell Train arc in particular focusing a lot on the strange amount of trust the two have for each other despite the whole "turning Baam into Viole" thing. Not to mention him going pretty much ballistic when he learns what Reflejo had done to her during the Workshop Battle.
    • Androssi's Ship Tease becomes much less platonic once she starts reminding Baam of the date he supposedly promised her once they are reunited. She even goes so far as to outright refer to him as her boyfriend when talking about him, although Hatsu says she's probably bluffing in this instance.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Despite dressing in mostly dark colors, he is one of the most morally sound people in the entire cast.
  • Death Glare: Begins to sport one once someone gets him sufficiently angry, most of the time it occurs when you harm his friends.
    • Gives a really nasty one to Raquel when she says she is going to kill Hwa Ryun.
  • Defector from Decadence: Once the FUG faction Karaka belongs to reveals it has no intentions to play by its own rules, Baam ceases any pretense of willingness to work for FUG and immediately follows Koon's plans to leave them.
  • The Dreaded: As a Slayer candidate. Everyone is terrified of Jyu Viole Grace… up until they actually meet him, anyway. Even after he ditches FUG and re-assumes his identity as Baam, many FUG members still refer to him as Viole due to his infamous potential as a Slayer.
  • Dangerous Forbidden Technique: The Thorn. After one year of training, he may use it once a day for ten minutes at most, else it will go out of control and turn him into a raging berserker that will kill anything around him.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: At the beginning of season 2, even the RANKER mistakes him for a lady. Yihwa also mistakes him for a female and outright invites him to bathe with her.
    • Happens again with Novick and Ran, and them wondering how they never heard of an E-rank Regular with "her" skills.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: He becomes a living Ignition Weapon as a result of FUG's plans, and later in the train gains the power of the billions of people Hoaqin killed.
  • Enemy Within: In the Rice Pot, Baam is tempted by the manifestation of his own power, who tries to exploit his hidden desire to Never Be Hurt Again.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: He sports longer hair as an FUG. And at the end of season 2, after he gets back with his friends, he cuts it. He "gets it back" temporarily with a wig at the "Name Hunt Station" so the enemies would take him seriously as "Viole".
  • Gone Horribly Right: During the Workshop Battle arc, the plan to make him an Ignition Weapon ended up backfiring against Karaka and signalled Baam's defection from FUG.
  • He Who Fights Monsters:
    • When his recklessness gets a good number of his friends taken hostage by the FUG-affiliated Hell Train conductor, he realizes that his obsession with Rachel is making him just as selfish as her.
    • After Yeon, Rak, and Dahnwa's apparent deaths, Baam asks the "God" of Guardians to teach him how to become a god to protect his friends. The guardian warns him that Zahard started with a similar mindset, yet his power ended up making the Tower system unjust in many ways.
  • Healing Factor: He heals almost instantaneously in flashes of red light. Even near-fatal injuries only put him out of commission for a few days. This is apparently a function of being a living Ignition Weapon.
  • Hearing Voices: The Thorn apparently speaks to him.
  • Heroic RRoD: After that one incident of overusing the Thorn, he becomes very prone to passing out.
  • Important Haircut: Gets one after escaping FUG in the epilogue of Part 2, in which he cuts his Rapunzel Hair so it looks more like it did in part 1.
  • Kill the God: Is being developed by FUG as a Slayer, because as an Irregular he's the only person with the power to kill Zahard and change the Tower's system.
  • Kung-Fu Wizard: In addition to his existing prowess with Shinsoo manipulation, he has become a master physical combatant during the timeskip.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: Rachel, along with pretty much all of Bam's teammates (particularly Rak and Koon).
    • Rachel eventually loses this status as Baam finds reasons to progress and grow beyond her. He rejects her completely after she nearly kills Koon on the Hell Train and calls her out on her hypocrisy, double standards, and callousness.
  • Living MacGuffin: As an Irregular, FUG hopes to use him as a weapon to destroy the current power structure in the Tower. Just as many in the existing Great Houses are interested in either stopping him being used (terminally, if they can manage it) or in using him themselves, too.
    • Doubly so due to his status as a complete living Ignition Weapon, and obtaining the true Thorn.
  • Loners Are Freaks: Much more withdrawn than before because he doesn't want to lose anybody anymore, thus making others perceive him as a solitary type of individual. As if his status as a Slayer candidate didn't people avoid him enough before.
  • Magnetic Hero: Novick specifically mentions this to Xia Xia, warning her that trying to manipulate him in the long run won't work because the people he attracts are too loyal to him.
  • Meaningful Name: In-Universe example. The actual make-up of his name isn't really symbolic of anything, but the fact that the leader of FUG granted him his surname "Grace" as part of his alias, brings to question just how important Baam is to their plans, since their leader essentially adopted him personally.
  • Never Found the Body: Everyone simply accepted that he was dead after they failed to pull his body from the lake.
  • Not Good with Rejection: Once he meets Rachel after several long years, Bam asks her once more if they can ever go back to the way they were. Once she reaffirms that no, they can't, cue Baam screaming "this is unacceptable!" and going on a crazy rampage with the power of the Thorn.
  • Not So Similar: According to the "God" of Guardians, both Baam and Zahard want to gain power for benevolent purposes, but the difference is that Zahard wants to rule over his people to change them while Baam prefers to be by his friends' side.
  • Outside-Context Problem: Sure, Baam is not in the same league as Phantaminum, but he's still an Irregular and is rather good at coming from an angle most in the Tower can't wrap their heads around until it's too late. Either they wind up hurting for it... or growing because of it. He's the slow burn kind of Outside Context Problem for people at the top of the Tower's hierarchy.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: By the time Season 2 rolls around, he's far above the other Regulars on his level in strength. This status is further reinforced after he gains the Thorn and uses its power. Now he has the power of a Floor Guardian in the Red Thryssa as well.
  • Power of Trust: He puts faith in the people around him to follow, and live up to their word, even if he, himself, acts out in a selfish manner.
    • This is specifically emphasized in relation to him and Hwa Ryun. With the two being so effective in battle alongside each other because he has complete trust in her ability to guide him. Though this does get strained at times, since she isn't above abusing that trust to prioritize his safety over his friends.
  • Rage Breaking Point: His meeting with Rachel during the Hell Train arc. Her rejection of him (combined the already unstable power of the Thorn) causes Baam to go completely berserk.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Gains this after the timeskip.
  • Revenge: Baam finally starts treating Rachel as an enemy and decides to make her pay after she damages Koon's heart, bringing him to the brink of death.
  • Save the Villain:
    • He saves all of Hoaqin's teammates during the Dallar Show when the latter refuses to do so himself.
    • In the Hidden Floor, he repeatedly saves his "sworn enemy" despite how the latter exists for the sole purpose of defeating Baam.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: Chews out Beta for the latter's attack on Baam's friends just so he can get his so-called revenge.
    The reason you hated me wasn't for revenge...You just needed someone to hate.
  • Super Mode: Has one on account of being a living Ignition Weapon.
  • Super Reflexes: During one episode of Hearing Voices, Baam realizes his perception has significantly heightened.
  • Supreme Chef: Almost outright referred as such by Wangnan in comparison to Yeon. Funnily enough, his best dish is "Prapato Sauce Spaghetti", Androssi's supposed favorite dish.
  • Sweet Tooth: After the 28th Floor Test. You can see it beginning in the background. Word of God states Goseng doesn't let the team eat them due to being unhealthy, and thus Viole became the underground supplier of junk food.
  • Power Gives You Wings: Following his fight with data-Zahard, black butterfly wings manifest whenever he needs to fly.
  • Screw Destiny: Baam, with the help of his sworn enemy, e.g., himself, he realizes that the path he takes is his to decide alone.
  • Shaped Like Itself: Baam defines himself as himself.
  • Take Over the World: The "Power" attempts to guide him towards this. Baam originally rejected his offer, but when he accepts that it is his destiny to fight King Zahard and that he is no where near strong enough as he is, he asks the Power for enough strength to rule the world.
  • The Chosen One:
    • Many people believe he was chosen by God to kill King Zahard and help everyone reach the top of the Tower. A few of said people resent God for choosing Baam and want to steal his destiny for themselves.
    • Rachel claims that the above is not the case at all, and that his true destiny is far more sinister. According to her, his mother saw him as nothing but a monster born to curse and devour the Tower for her Revenge.
  • The Team:
    Team Tangsooyook: Viole, Wangnan, Yihwa, Akraptor, Goseng, Miseng, Horyang, and Prince.
    Viole's FUG Team: Viole, Reflejo, Yuto, Xia Xia, Horyang, Cassano, Ran, and Novick.
    Koon's Workshop Team: Viole, Koon, Rak, Wangnan, Dan, Yihwa, Akraptor, Goseng, Miseng, Prince, Blarode, and Quaetro.
    Baam's Hell Train Team: Baam, Rak, Hwa Ryun, Boro, Hanool, and Hana.
    Baam's Hell Train Dallar Show Team: Baam, Koon, Rak, Wangnan, Yihwa, Hwa Ryun, Boro, Aka, Sachi, Hanool, Danhwa, Moontari, Bero, Irure, Pompidou, and Vicente.
    Baam's 43rd Floor Expedition Team: Baam, Koon, Rak, Yihwa, Hwa Ryun, Boro, Sachi, Danhwa and Irure.
    Baam's 43rd Floor Team: Baam, Koon, Androssi, Hwa Ryun, Boro, Sachi, Irure and Hockney.
    Baam's Hidden Floor Quarantine Team: Baam, Androssi, Batis, Yu Han Sung (Data).
  • Token Evil Teammate: Averted since Viole is actually a Nice Guy, but to other people it seems this way, with the rest Team Tangsooyook looking too normal to have a Slayer candidate as a member. Koon points out how jarring this is when he first meets them.
  • Took a Level in Badass:
    • While he had a moment or two in season 1, he never really did much combat-wise. Let's just say that's not the case anymore. In only seven years, he's learned how to control five baangs of Shinsoo and is far above most of the Regulars on his Floor in strength. And as season 2 goes on, the amount of baangs he can control continues to increase.
    • Even throughout season 2, he's still Power Copying the skills of others to further increase his skill-set.
    • Once he obtained the power of the Workshop Battle's Thorn, his power increases considerably.
    • During the journey to the Hell Train, he takes another level in badass after one year of intensive martial arts training, gaining knowledge and techniques from a multitude of schools and learning how to work them together seamlessly.
    • And then another one in the Hell Train, after spending a few weeks inside the Rice Pot.
    • His power increases even further after being given the billion souls that Hoaqin/White sacrificed over the years.
    • And then again on the Floor of Death when he obtains the Red Thryssa.
    • Yet again on the Hidden Floor when he learned to control Shinsoo into the shape that best suited him, maximizing its destructive power to new extremes.
    • And once more when he decides to "fight like [himself]," during his battle with Data-Zahard, allowing him to use his power at its strongest as only he knows how it feels. His strongest techniques are made by himself, thus being in the "25th Night Style," a "Baam-type Shinsu Control Skill," or "First Thorn Fragment Transcendental Skill."
  • Tranquil Fury: When he goes berserk he tends to express his rage this way. It can get downright scary when those gold eyes go all eagle.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: When using the Thorn for too long.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Get's a pretty harsh lecture from Hwa Ryun on how he risked everybody else's safety because of his mindless pursuit of Rachel, leading him to realize that he was acting just like her to an uncomfortable degree.
  • Wreathed in Flames: The effect his fighting style gives off, having his arms engulfed in blue flame-like energy while fighting at both close and ranged combat with them.
  • Yandere: To Rachel, specially when under the power of the Thorn.
  • You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry: Increasingly the case. As shown by the number of people who have got a nasty surprise when the cute little cream puff they thought they could easily strong-arm goes all Tranquil Fury on them and totally wrecks their comfortable set-up. Which may occasionally include taking their lives along with their system if they've outright proved themselves rotten to the core... Baam or his friends generally do try to warn them what they're getting into. But, when using looks alone, it's easy to underestimate the monster whose friends they're planning to mug when he's in his relatively happy place.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: After Rachel's betrayal and the five year time skip, he is still this, but is severely emotionally withdrawn because of his Training from Hell.

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Tower Position: Light-Bearer

The genius son of Koon Eduan, a noble Great Family leader who first climbed the Tower alongside King Zahard. Koon Aguero Agnis (Koon for short) is a member of the Great Koon Family's exiled Agnis branch, who had been tossed out due to their side not coming out with a potential Zahard Princess. In actuality, Koon had bended the events to his own desire by making sure that his kind half-sister, Koon Maria, got picked as the Zahard Princess over his actual Agnis sister. Despite being exiled, Koon's overall goal is to one day replace Koon Eduan as the new Great Family leader. Some time after, Koon gets summoned into the Tower.

In season 1, Koon meets Baam during the 2nd Floor's first test, and deems him interesting enough to accompany and aid him while they climb the Tower. Rak also takes an interest, which eventually results in the three of them becoming true companions. As a result of their friendship, Koon goes along with Baam's desire to help Rachel climb the Tower after her legs had been crippled. However, due to Rachel's betrayal, Koon is left to graduate the 2nd Floor without Baam in the group.


  • Anti-Hero: He is extremely ruthless at times and could almost be considered a villain were it not for his strong loyalty to his teammates, especially Bam and Rak.
  • Batman Gambit: He is a master at this.
  • Badass Bookworm: Don't let his small frame and Light Bearer status deceive you, this guy knows how to fight.
  • Brother–Sister Incest: People say that he and his half-sister Maria were lovers.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Just because he is a Light Bearer, don't assume he is useless in close combat. He proves this with his knife-play against other Regulars during the Crown Game.
  • Deuteragonist: The story focuses heavily on Baam, however when it isn't the perspective usually shifts to Koon's.
  • Indy Ploy: He's not a fan of these. At all. He'll go to great lengths to have stacked contingency gambits to avoid having to wing it totally blind. But, when your back's to the wall, you pull a Ship while not quite admitting to it...
  • Insufferable Genius: Subverted. He has quite a big ego, but is a surprisingly decent guy the vast majority of the time. He can be quite deliberately insufferable to those he takes a dislike to, however, simply as a means of throwing them off their game. Or because Rachel — he goes out of his way to get under her skin because he just can't stand her.
  • Journey to Find Oneself: Why he started his journey up the Tower in the first place, and why he was drawn to Baam.
  • Flash Step: Shown using it during The Crown Game.
  • Fragile Speedster: When forced to fight. Subverted when it is implied he is much stronger than he appears on account of being descended from one of the Ten Families.
  • Guile Hero: He is extremely skilled at manipulating others. He even manages to outsmart a Ranker during Act 1!
  • Knife Nut: His Weapon of Choice
  • Last-Name Basis: Everyone just pretty much calls him by his family name, Koon. Even his teammates and Baam, his closest friend, just use his last name. The few times his first name is uttered are when someone calls him by his full name. Though Koon is estranged from his family, he still seems proud of his heritage and has never objected to just being called Koon.
  • Loophole Abuse: Aguero spends most of his time trying to subvert the Tower's rules, with mixed results.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He is extremely skilled at manipulating others. Not even High Rankers are safe from this guy's ability to outwit others.
  • Mission Control: He is a Light Bearer.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: Sergio "Kun" Agüero, Argentinian football player. Word of God says that the color scheme of the Koon family was inspired by the Argentinian flag after naming Aguero after Agüero.
  • The Proud Elite: Despite his immediate family's disgraced status, so much so.
  • The Smart Guy: Most likely to form (working) plans out of act 1 Regulars.
  • Smug Snake: Prior to his Character Development before truly befriending Baam and Rak he had shades of this. Still there by season two, but less obvious, and only tends to come out when he is assured of his victory.
  • Swiss Army Weapon: Manbarondenna.
  • The Strategist: In the Submerged Fish Test.
  • The Team:
    Original Trio: Koon, Baam and Rak.
    Hide-and-Seek Team A: Koon, Anak, Leesoo, Hwa Ryun, Laure, Aleksai, Blarouse, Sunwoo, Rozeal, Kancho, Goon, Erik, Leon 3, and First Emperor.
    Submerged Fish Hunt Team: Koon, Baam, Rachel, Rak, Androssi, Anak, Leesoo, Laure, Hatsu, Aleksai, Blarouse, Chunhwa, Sunwoo, Levin, Parakewl, and Akryung.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Baam. After getting to know him and being influenced by his pure and innocent nature, Koon's basically become Baam's closest friend and ally. He's so loyal towards Baam that when it was revealed that Baam was an Irregular, Koon acted hostile towards him and refused to help him anymore. Then we find out that this was ruse to convince the others to agree to help Baam.
  • Xanatos Speed Chess: He kind of has to. Any chessmastering he does tends to hit unforseen snags to work around or within. A lot. This is not usually due to a lack of forward planning, but often because he's playing well outside the normal Regular leagues. Expect him to break out the odd Batman Gambit and Indy Ploy on top of any other contingencies in play.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: White, with a blue tint.


Koon in Season 2

In season 2, Koon forms his own team away from the rest of the 2nd Floor graduation group in order to continue Baam's desire by helping the injured Rachel climb the Tower. In actuality, Koon had discovered of Rachel's lie and betrayal at the end of the final 2nd Floor exam, and wishes for his new teammates to make sure that they know of what she's really like, and to not treat her with respect. However, due to FUG traitors in his team that support Rachel, the team eventually falls apart.

Koon then joins up with Team Tangsooyook to win the Workshop Battle in order to help Baam break away from FUG. Following the Workshop Battle, Koon reunites with Baam and Rak as the three of them work to board and traverse the Hell Train. His goal for the moment being to continue supporting Baam's journey.


  • Affectionate Nickname: Other members of the Koon family refer to him as AA.
  • An Ice Person: He has an affinity for manipulating Shinsu into ice, though he never bothered to train it due to his resentment towards his father.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Defeated Chang Blarode at some point in the past, and easily disposed of Xia Xia's assassin, in close combat.
  • Cruel to Be Kind: His response when Akraptor accuses him of being suddenly mean, seeing that unlike Baam, he wants Rachel dead.
  • Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: Why he decided to follow, and late stay with, Baam.
    "If something comes up where I have to put my life on the line to go with it, what meaning would the rest of my life have if I were to miss that? Right now I feel like...the end of the world will come if Bam isn't here."
  • Fight Unscene: He had a fight with Blarode at some point, which resulted in the latter losing his eye.
  • Knows a Guy Who Knows a Guy: Despite his sudden exit from the Koon Family, he has managed to maintain a good relationship with an unknown member of said family who holds a lot of power. This family member appeared at the 37th Floor's Wooden Horse train station in order to stun the express long enough for Baam's group to board the Hell Train in time.
  • Not So Different: Koon is just as dedicated to Bam as the latter was to Rachel, sometimes to extremes. See Undying Loyalty below.
    • With Hwa Ryun as well, with the two both being intelligent individuals who use their cunning to help Baam in anyway they can. Though they do have conflicting approaches in how they go about it.
  • The Team
    Koon's Original Season 2 Team: Koon, Rachel, Ran, Novick, Dan, Gyetang, Apple, and Michael.
    Koon's Workshop Team: Koon, Viole, Rak, Wangnan, Dan, Yihwa, Akraptor, Goseng, Miseng, Prince, Blarode, and Quaetro.
    Koon's Hell Train Team: Koon, Wangnan, Yihwa, Akraptor, Miseng, Prince, Blarode, and Quaetro.
    Baam's Hell Train Dallar Show Team: Koon, Baam, Rak, Wangnan, Yihwa, Hwa Ryun, Boro, Aka, Sachi, Hanool, Danhwa, Moontari, Bero, Irure, Pompidou, and Vicente.
    Baam's 43rd Floor Expedition Team: Koon, Baam, Rak, Yihwa, Hwa Ryun, Boro, Sachi, Danhwa and Irure.
    Baam's 43rd Floor Team: Koon, Baam, Androssi, Hwa Ryun, Boro, Sachi, Irure and Hockney.
  • Took a Level in Badass:
    • Thanks to his training with Evan Edrok aboard the Hell Train, Koon manages to combine his efforts with Beta to upgrade his Lighthouses using a Enna Core upgrade-kit.
    • The Hidden Floor arc makes it quite clear that Koon's been holding off on the power within himself that was passed down from his father, Koon Eduan. His training within said arc is Koon needing to accept that his father's power is part of him, which allows Koon to use his father's ice powers, as well as utilizing ice spears in a similar manner as a Spear-Bearer.
  • Undying Loyalty: Season 2 makes it quite clear that his friendship with Baam has a deep meaning for him. His hatred towards Rachel for her betrayal on the 2nd Floor has Koon attempting to kill Rachel at any change he gets despite knowing that it could result in Baam possibly hating him for it. Why?
    Koon: She's the bitch that killed my most precious friend.
  • Why Am I Ticking?: While pretending to heal him, Rachel plants a bomb in his heart. She detonates it at the worst possible moment for him.
  • The Worf Effect: He gets hit with this often throughout Season 2 when it comes to playing Xanatos Speed Chess with FUG and Rachel. Yet, still comes back swinging... Justified: he's found himself playing on their terms with little to no knowledge about how they've set up the board. A Regular playing against Rankers is at a natural disadvantage, Great Family or not. It's actually a great achievement not to get all his contingencies and tricks utterly wrecked in under ten minutes, given the scale of the divide.

    Rak Wraithraiser 

Rak Wraithraiser

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Tower Position: Spear-Bearer

A giant battle-hungry humanoid alligator who loves to fight, compete, and hunt the powerful. Rak is generally a strong, and pretty straight forward guy with a lot of street wisdom. He also tends to label his prey, and friends, as "turtles," and has a strange liking for bananas. Overall, Rak's a great source of the series' awesome-sauce and comedic hijinks.

In season 1, Rak is introduced during the 2nd Floor's first test searching for worthy prey, and decides that Baam and Koon will make for good opponents. However, he ends up unwillingly becoming a team with said prey during the fight. As he goes about completing the rest of the 2nd Floor tests, Rak begins to enjoy his time spent with his new teammates, and eventually comes to see Baam and Koon as his true companions. However, just like Koon, Rak is left to graduate the 2nd Floor without Baam in the group due to Rachel's betrayal.


  • The Ace: Bitch please. This is Rak Wraithraiser. One of the greatest spear-bearers known to exist.
  • Arc Villain: He fought against Baam and Koon during the first 2nd Floor test believing them to be worthy prey. However, he became part of their group after the second test forced them into making a 3-man-team.
  • Awesome Mc Coolname: Wraithraiser. Or Wreckraiser, depending on translation.
  • The Big Guy: Second biggest of the season 1 cast (after Akryung) with physical strength to match.
  • Badass Boast: "A game without me... Is a game not worth winning!"
  • Blade on a Stick: Fights with a spear.
  • Blood Knight: His sole reason for entering the Tower is to find interesting people to fight.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: He is Badass and wants you to know it.
  • Bruiser with a Soft Center: Although he comes off as a Blood Knight at first, he's actually one of the more compassionate people in the cast.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: It's easy to underestimate him, given his hijinks and personality, but he was one of the best Spear Bearers of the E-rank Regulars, and considerably more perceptive than he looks.
    • Despite hamming it up and complaining during his Spear Bearer training, Rak managed to match Akryung in the next to impossible feat of hitting an extremely distant target, earning an instant pass to the final test.
  • Egomaniac Hunter: Claims he doesn't care about climbing the Tower in the first season, he only wants to hunt the strong.
  • The Fettered: His principles and integrity are pure.
  • The Heart: Yeah, despite being a hunter and pretty abrasive, he is one of the most decent and inspiring characters next to Baam, living a life in absolute honesty.
  • Hidden Depths: For someone considered a dumb muscle, he is surprisingly perceptive at times. For instance, he was one of the only people to realize that Aguero was faking his sudden rejection of Baam in order to manipulate everyone else into supporting him.
    • Also, early on, he seems to have noticed how suspicious it was that Baam didn't know how the artificial "sky" for each Floor worked, which even Koon didn't catch.
  • Hunting the Most Dangerous Game: His goal in the beginning.
  • In-Series Nickname: Gator.
  • Large Ham: All over the place, but special mention goes to the Crown game.
    "OF COURSE! A GAME WITHOUT ME IS A GAME NOT WORTH WINNING!"
  • Lizard Folk: The large, bruising kind.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Wraithraiser.
  • The Nicknamer: Tends to call people "turtles". The Zahard princesses are exceptions: Anak is "pesky lizard" and Androssi is "ghostly eyeballs".
  • Only One Name: Rak is the only part of his name given, Wraithraiser is actually the name of his entire race.
  • SizeShifter: He eventually gains space compression permits that let him reduce his scale to avoid causing problems in the Tower.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Is it Wraithraiser or Wreckraiser or Lekreisher? Apparently, it is actually Lacration. A lot of people pointed out that this sounds like Lactation.
  • Super-Deformed: When chibified by Yu Han Sung.
  • The Team:
    Original Trio: Rak, Baam, and Koon.
    Submerged Fish Hunt Team: Rak, Koon, Baam, Rachel, Rak, Androssi, Anak, Leesoo, Laure, Hatsu, Aleksai, Blarouse, Chunhwa, Sunwoo, Levin, Parakewl, and Akryung.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Loves bananas, for some reason. Apparently likes them a lot but has a lot of difficulty peeling them.
  • Tsundere: Oh, so deliciously so for his prey.
    "Without this weapon, you have no purpose! Of course I didn't get this because I cared about you or anything!"
  • Undying Loyalty: He becomes this to Baam and Koon after becoming true companions.
  • Verbal Tic: You damn Turtles! Turtles, I say!
  • Vitriolic Best Buddies: With Aguero. Stick them in a room for ten minutes. Insert earplugs. Watch antics. However, try undermining their relationship... we dare you.


Rak in Season 2

In season 2, Rak continues to climb the Tower, but ended up splitting away from the rest of the 2nd Floor graduation group with Parakewl being his only other notable company. He then reunites with Koon at the Workshop Battle to help Baam break away from FUG and then joins their effort to chase after Rachel on the Hell Train. Rak ends up disappearing from the group after falling off the 39th Floor's Name Hunt Station bridge, but mysteriously reappears within the hidden Tower Floor that only the Hell Train can reach.


  • The Big Guy: He's still one of the biggest of any season 2 crew he's in, even when he's kicking back in travel-size, later.
  • Bruiser with a Soft Center: Despite what he is, he still cares deeply for Koon in season 2. And that's nothing compared to finding (and confirming the existence of) the Black Turtle.
  • Cry Cute: No, we're not lying. Gushers of cute. Rak doesn't mind wearing pink when it's important.
  • Determinator: Doesn't care about what is in the way or if he says he can't come back yet, Rak will bring Baam back.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: He has an affinity for manipulating shinsu into earth.
  • Egomaniac Hunter: He expands his horizons to keeping and caring for a number of his hunts. Even if Parakewl doesn't really count as proper prey.
  • Fight Unscene: The remainder of Rak's fight with Arie Inieta after the alligator finally returns to his normal size ended up happening off-screen. One can only assume that the Arie member was able to defeat Rak thanks to obtaining Danhwa's ignition sword, Krishna.
  • Hidden Depths: Although he complained vociferously about being chibified at first, it didn't take him long to start noticing the upsides in having two modes to choose from. Fitting himself to common furniture easily is only one of the uses he's found...
  • I Am Not Left-Handed: Anytime Rak decides to get out of his chibi form, asskicking ensues.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: During the Workshop Battle, he stays in chibi form, wears a cloak and a bird mask, and takes an alias. Baam isn't fooled.
  • Put on a Bus: Falling off the Name Hunt Station bridge left Rak unable to continue with Baam and Koon to the 43rd Floor of Death. However, he mysteriously reappears in the hidden Floor that comes after the Floor of Death.
  • Super-Deformed: Despite what started out as a curse put on him by Yu Han Sung, Rak eventually learned to do the size-changing trick himself by Season 2 where he had obtained a Compression Permit from the Tower's Guardians. All the better to stalk sneaky turtles....
  • The Team:
    Rak's Season 2 Team: Rak and Parakewl.
    Koon's Workshop Team: Rak, Koon, Viole, Wangnan, Dan, Yihwa, Akraptor, Goseng, Miseng, Prince, Blarode, and Quaetro.
    Baam's Hell Train Team: Rak, Baam, Hwa Ryun, Boro, Hanool, and Hana.
    Baam's Hell Train Dallar Show Team: Rak, Koon, Baam, Wangnan, Yihwa, Hwa Ryun, Boro, Aka, Sachi, Hanool, Danhwa, Moontari, Bero, Irure, Pompidou, and Vicente.
    Baam's 43rd Floor Expedition Team: Rak, Koon, Baam, Yihwa, Hwa Ryun, Boro, Sachi, Danhwa and Irure.
  • Tender Tears: Cries when he meets up with Baam again in Season 2, having thought up until then that his favorite turtle was dead.
  • Took a Level in Badass:
    • He obtains a better Blade on a Stick when he purchases the "Mad Shocker" spear during the Workshop Battle.
    • The Hidden Floor arc has Rak eating rocks in an attempt to try to find some way to power up. Constantly eating rocks ends up teaching him how to turn his body into solid rock, which increases his strength and defense. So far, Rak's primarily been able to transform his arms.
  • Undying Loyalty: Like Koon, Rak became quite loyal towards Baam and is always worrying about him. He was heart broken when he found out that he was dead and years later after finding out that the possibility of Baam being alive might exist, Rak has been doing everything in his power to find him. When he does find him, he sheds tears of happiness and affectionately embraces him.

    Androssi Zahard 

Androssi Zahard

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Tower Position: Fisherman

A haughty, cynical, self-centered woman who was chosen as a Zahard Princess due to defeating all the adopted recruits in her Great Family to eventually being at the top of the food chain. She was considered one of the top-5 E-Rank Regulars alongside Anak, Ran, Blarode and Varagarv.

In season 1, Androssi quickly establishes herself as one of the strongest Regulars during Baam's appearance on the Floor of Tests given her Zahard Princess status. However, throughout the 2nd Floor, she develops a caring, yet vitriolic relationship, with Anak due to actually wanting to help the Fake Princess climb the Tower, who Androssi is technically an aunt for. Her interactions with Baam also results in her becoming friendlier with the rest of the core group, as well as gaining a romantic interest in him to the point of wanting Baam to be hers at any chance she gets.

In season 2, Androssi climbs the Tower with Leesoo's 2nd Floor graduation team. She supported the team at Workshop helping Baam break away from FUG, but ended up losing her name to Kaiser of the Hell Train's Name Hunt Station in an attempt to protect Anak from being hunted by the Lo Po Bia Family. The result of Androssi's name being stolen is Leesoo's team being at war with the people of the station. After Baam made a deal with Kaiser to have Androssi's name given back to her, Androssi joined up with Baam's Hell Train group in order to meet with Garam Zahard on the Floor of Death.


  • Action Girl: Androssi proves herself to be one of the more powerful Regulars of the Floor of Tests saga. She retains this status in season 2, going toe-to-toe with the strongest E-Rank Regular, Mad Dog, in the Workshop Battle.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Almost every moment when she uses the shinsu technique "Chiffon Sword" counts as one.
  • Broken Bird: Her experiences trying to earn the right to become a Princess left her quite bitter.
  • The Big Guy: Small frame, but stronger than Rak.
  • Character Development: Her interactions with Baam and Anak have really had an effect on her self-caring persona , although after Bam's alleged death it reverted back to a larger degree. In Baam's case, she ends up developing feelings for him.
  • Combat Stilettos: Subverted. They tend to break in the worst possible moments.
  • Cool Big Sis: She gradually grows a soft spot for Anak and Baam. She also gains a rather aloof one in the form of Yuri Zahard. But, neither will ever admit it, and will constantly appear to be at very loud loggerheads to most outside observers.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: She and Akryung vs. 2nd Floor Regulars.
    • Then she ends up on the receiving end of this, courtesy of Ren.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: She isn't a real Ice Queen, since she is rather outgoing, but she keeps her feelings to herself, views others as tools and steps over bodies to reach her goals. And then she meets Baam.
  • Drives Like Crazy: Everyone she teleports reacts like they're lucky to survive.
  • Femme Fatale: Noted to be alluring and deadly at the same time by people who observe her fighting.
  • Go-Getter Girl: Going through training that boiled down to 'achieve or starve' led her to become this.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Rachel has thoroughly earned everyone's hatred, but Androssi's hatred for her is at a personal level due to being jealous of how obsessed Baam is with her, even if his obsession isn't romantic.
  • Large Ham: On occasion, especially when people aim attacks at her face.
    "Your crime of attempting to kick the almighty Androssi's face is appalling! For that, I shall punish you!"
  • Lightning Bruiser: Tends to go for very fast and very hard hitting strikes when fighting; since most people can't handle a Zahard Princess at that level it's all she needs most of the time.
  • Older Than They Look: About 300 at the start of season 1.
  • One-Man Army: Able to massacre 197 other Regulars on the Second Floor, along with Akryung.
  • Out of Focus: She ended up as this during the Hidden Floor arc due to the Snake Charmer being her "sworn enemy." The Snake Charmer kept her locked down from being able to perform any role for the Story Arc, which basically left Androssi sitting around while things were going on all around her on the Hidden Floor.
  • Rebellious Princess: She is actively considering the possibility of deserting the princesses of Zahard, since King Zahard strictly prohibits them from forming relationships with men on penalty of death and she has a crush on Baam, who poses a big threat to King Zahard's rule.
  • Smarter Than You Look: Appears to be an arrogant and vain woman at first glance, however she is really intelligent and is a quick thinker in the middle of combat.
  • Super Toughness: When fighting Viole and Traveller, she takes a large number of anti-tank explosives directly to the face and comes out with nothing more than frazzled hair and mild annoyance.
  • The Team:
    Crown Game Team: Androssi, Rachel and Akryung.
    Hide-and-Seek Team B: Androssi, Baam, Michelle Light (Rachel), Hatsu, Ho, Serena, Shopin, Chunhwa, Des Lion, Mauchi, Parakewl, Levin, Full Black, and Grey.
    Submerged Fish Hunt Team: Androssi, Baam, Anak, Leesoo, Koon, Rachel, Rak, Androssi, Laure, Hatsu, Aleksai, Blarouse, Chunhwa, Sunwoo, Levin, Parakewl, and Akryung.
    Team Leesoo: Androssi, Anak, Leesoo, Hatsu, Laure, Aleksai, Vespa, and Verdi.
    Baam's 43rd Floor Team: Androssi, Baam, Koon, Hwa Ryun, Boro, Sachi, Irure and Hockney.
    Baam's Hidden Floor Quarantine Team: Baam, Androssi, (data human) Yu Han Sung, Batis.
  • Teleport Spam: Uses teleportation in battle by using Bong Bong to teleport herself and Varagarv hundreds of meters into the air, then kicking him into the ground, causing some damage even to the Madeof Iron Mad Dog of Yama
  • Teleporters and Transporters: Her teleporter tool, Bong Bong.
  • Tsundere: Very much so towards Baam.

    Hwa Ryun 

Hwa Ryun

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CLICK for Hwa Ryun's masked appearance up to the end of the Crown Game 
Tower Position: Guide

A Red Witch guide that helps certain people climb the Tower Floors. Viewing Baam as her "god," Hwa Ryun has remained a major support for his development and climb up the Tower.

In season 1, Hwa Ryun is introduced as a mysterious character wearing a mask and tight neoprene suit during the Crown Game, and dominated the last round until Baam slashed her face with shinsoo. Since then, Hwa Ryun's wears an eyepatch, let her hair down, and pretends to take part in the wave controller class alongside Baam. In the epilogue, it's revealed that upon Rachel's arrival into the Tower, Yu Han Sung had tasked Hwa Ryun to serve as Rachel's guide to help the latter safely climb the Tower. She also turns out to be a member of FUG, and recruited Baam into the organization after Rachel betrayed him.

In season 2, Hwa Ryun continues to watch over Baam as he climbs the Tower as FUG's leader, Jyu Viole Grace. By the time of the Workshop Battle, it turned out that she's been working for the FUG faction that supports Viole rather than Karaka's side that's trying to kill him, and helps Baam break away from the terrorist organization with the powerful Thorn at hand. After Workshop, she continues to guide Baam by helping him board the Hell Train express to chase after Rachel, and supports Baam's companions on the Floor of Death in order to have them fight against Hell Joe, who Hwa Ryun holds a major grudge against. Though this ends up being a ploy of hers, and in reality her main goal was obtaining the soul-stirring laddle in order to trade it for another Thorn frament for Baam. She uncharacteristically does not accompany them into the Hidden Floor, but plays a vital role in helping everyone escape when Zahard's forces come to kill everyone on the Hell Train.

In season 3, she has presumably gone her seperate ways from Baam's group for now.


  • Affectionate Nickname: Calls Baam "My God" despite knowing how much it irks him. Sheuses informal language when saying it in contrast to other characters who use respectful wording, so it comes across more like a nickname than a sign of devotion. Has also referred to him as "My Stupid God" on occasion.
  • Ambiguous Gender: In her first appearance a lot of readers couldn't tell whether or not she was a girl due to the leotard and because her chest size wasn't very obvious at the time. Also occurred during the period when she was dressed as Yuto.
  • Art Evolution: Had much brighter hair and less detailed eyes during the first season, as well as relatively plain clothing. As of season 2 her hair is much darker, her eye is one of the most striking parts of her appearance, and she is given progressively fancier clothing to wear as time goes on.
  • The Bartender: Had this look for the beginning of season 2 while under her cover in a karaoke bar.
  • Berserk Button: Not very obvious at first glance, but it looks like doubting her skills as a Guide is a quick way to piss her off. A more passive aggressive example than most due to her more subdued nature.
  • Blasé Boast: Is fond of doing this from time to time. She likes to treat her Guide abilities as nothing special after doing something absurd with them. Like when on the Name Hunt station when she talks about how there are no rooms in the Tower that can't be found.
  • Brutal Honesty: Tends to be very frank when speaking with others.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: She first appears as a mysterious, strong Regular who gets injured in the crown game. She is actually an extremely experienced FUG member and a Guide like Evan; in fact acting as Rachel's, and then Baam's Guide.
  • The Chessmaster: She knew about the Elder's plan to turn Viole into a weapon for the other Slayers to use well-beforehand, and used it as a means of reuniting Baam with his friends. With almost the entirety of the Workshop Battle arc working out because of her plans.
  • Combat Pragmatist: When she's forced to help Team Rachel, she has no qualms about ordering them to perform a Groin Attack on some of the tougher enemies, much to their chagrin.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: In the Crown Game, she sweeps the floor with everybody except Androssi.
  • Damsel in Distress: Is used as a hostage to prevent Baam during a battle to limit his ability to fight back. And she gets captured by Rachel's group to help them in the Hell Train. Although since she can see the future, it's hard to tell how much of this is Just as Planned; certainly her getting captured in the workshop battle ultimately ended up putting her just where she wanted to be after the arc was over.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Always speaks in a neutral tone even when dishing out the snark.
  • Elegant Gothic Lolita: A lot of her outfits give off this feel.
  • Enigmatic Minion: She's a FUG member, and yet she occasionally goes out of her way to help other Regulars for no reason. No wonder some of her colleagues are wary of her.
    • Noticeably, when Baam asks her why she's siding with FUG, she ducks the question by giving a general answer about why other people would do so instead.
  • Eyepatch of Power: After her eye got cut by Baam.
    • Side materials claim that she is actually really fond of it, and likes herself better with the eye-patch on.
  • Eye Scream: There's one fairly graphic panel of Baam's power slashing across her eye; if you're reading quickly, it's easy to miss that the slash is shown cutting deeply into the eyeball.
  • Fan Disservice: While in most cases seeing a character with her looks have their shirt wide open would be a nice dish of Fanservice, having it open due to her being beaten bloody by Reflejo as a "lesson" and propped up in a Crucified Hero Shot made it more disturbing than anything else.
  • Fiery Redhead: Subverted. She is more a Cute Mute or The Stoic than fiery.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Pretty much everyone distrusts her for one reason or another, and tend to actively avoid her unless they are forced to use her help. The only exception being Baam because, well, he's Baam.
  • The Gadfly: Subtle, but it's there. Has a habit of messing with people by showing off how much she knows without actually giving any real information, and from the looks of it she mostly does it just because it was funny. Even when she goes out of her way to motivate people, she can't help but add in a few jabs here and there. Like when she motivates Yeon after the flower incident only to finish by saying that you can't expect much from a girl who can't even cook.
  • Guile Hero: Whether or not her intentions are on the good side of things has yet to be seen, her manipulative tendencies have shown up from time to time. Usually pushing a character in a personal dilemma into a direction that will lead to them to continue helping Baam.
    • Nominal Hero: Or she could be this, since her motivations are not clear, and the group has to rely on her due to her position as a Guide.
  • Informed Attractiveness: In one of his blogposts, SIU stated that the most beautiful women introduced in season one was Hwa Ryun and that this was actually a plot point; which at the time was something that could be debated. But as of her first appearance in Season two, it's hard to argue on the contrary.
  • It's Personal: Claims to have a grudge against Hell Joe for killing a fellow Guide when it wasn't yet their destined time to die. Wanting Yuri and the others to take him out for her. Subverted later on when its revealed that, while she did have a grudge, she mainly just wanted a distraction so she could get the ladle which would help Baam later on.
  • Jerkass: She has her share of sarcasm, and tends to not get along with anyone not named Baam/Viole.
  • Luminescent Blush: Sports one brielfy when Viole tears off some of her clothing when she's disquised as Yuto.
  • Magic Staff / Simple Staff: Her Weapon of Choice, also counts as a Flying Weapon
  • The Mole: Was this during both in the first season, and during the Workshop Battle acting as Yuto.
  • Mysterious Woman: While she's eventually revealed to come from a clan of Guides, and seems to be fond of Viole/Baam, her background and motivations are largely unknown.
  • Not So Different: States that she and Baam are alike but ignored his attempt at getting her to elaborate on what she meant.
    • Also with Koon. Both being very intelligent and cunning individuals who do whatever it takes to help Baam. With Koon being able to break down most of her true intentions on the Floor of Death solely by focusing on the fact that everything she does is for Baam's sake. The main difference, for better or for worse, is that Khun tries to take into account what Baam wants as much as he can, despite his own grievences. While Hwa Ryun will try to do so to an extent, but ultimately doesn't care about anything other than Baam, and will gladly sacrifice what she thinks needs to be.
  • Not So Omniscient After All: While her knowledge about the Tower is overall good, she lacks information about Irregulars. Among other things, she has been blindsided by Rachel due to this. In addition, Rachel's team has Emile, whose omniscient-like abilities really screws up Hwa Ryun's own knowledge base.
  • Oracular Urchin: Has shades of this, especially since she tends to be extremely cryptic with her advice as a guide and never lets anybody else in on her plans.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Koon becomes instantly suspicious when Hwa Ryun claims she wants them to take out Hell Joe because of a personal grudge against him. Since he doesn't believe she would do anything if it wasn't helping Baam in some way. He's right, while she did have a grudge against Joe, she didn't think it was as important as getting the ladle to trade for another Thorn fragment for Baam.
    • Another example is when she chooses not to go to the Hidden Floor with everyone else. Koon instantly becomes wary of it, noting how she would normally be willing to follow Baam into Hell every other time.
  • Out-Gambitted: While she manages to outgambit Reflejo and especially his minions, she totally didn't expect Cassano of planting a spying device on her tools, turning her into a Damsel in Distress later.
  • Precision F-Strike: Hwa Ryun is the first character to outright refer to Rachel as a bitch.
  • Power of Trust: It's been pointed out that Baam has complete faith in her as his Guide, best seen in their encounter with Mirotic guardian.
    • She later comments on this when forced to help Rachel's group, and how their doubt in her lessened their effectiveness, with her noting how Baam is much easier to control than them.
  • The Quiet One: For most of season one, she just sits around in the class room or the background. In season one she just has three conversations, with Aguero, Baam and Rachel. Quite possibly, she was just silent because the didn't need to socialize with the other Regulars.
    • Averted in season two; she's on the quiet side, but she talks far more.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Especially in season 2.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives one to Baam during the Hell Train arc because his recklessness when confronting Rachel made everyone else vulnerable.
  • Samus Is a Girl: She somehow manages to do this TWICE.
  • Sarcastic Devotee: Snarks every once and a while, mostly to Baam when the two share a conversation. Always willing to aid him, but never divulging the reasons for why.
  • Screw Destiny: Seems a bit odd at first, but when she is being interrogated by Evan on what Path she is trying to have Baam follow she denies the accusation. Instead claiming that she isn't trying to have him follow anyone's else path, but have him create an entirely new one for himself.
  • Seers: An odd example of this since it appears to be a somewhat limited example. Rather than predicting the future (though it is mentioned that Guides are capable of this occasionally) she is able to see the best method for a person to complete something, and the "path" they must take to get what they want.
  • Ship Tease: Less obvious than the other examples in the series, but it has been noted that when she was talking about him becoming worthy of being her God as well as a man, the wording was a bit ambiguous as to whether or not she was commenting on his growth, or hitting on him by calling him her man.
    • Adding on to this, as Affectionate Nickname points out she tends to treat him more endearing than every other character she interacts with, and despite how harshly she talks to him at times it always seems to be in his best interests. It's also a bit odd how much the two seem to trust each other despite the many reasons why people would act otherwise. Though it could just be chalked up to Baam's naivety.
    • A subtle example, but she tends to dislike socializing with anyone else outside of giving them guidance. But there's a Running Gag where she gets a bit upset whenever Baam ignores or is oblivious to her presence in the room.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Silent, but kind of adorable.
  • The Team
    Crown Game Team: Hwa Ryun (Mask), Goon and Yung.
    Hide-and-Seek Team A: Hwa Ryun, Leesoo, Koon, Anak, Laure, Aleksai, Blarouse, Sunwoo, Rozeal, Kancho, Goon, Erik, Leon 3, and First Emperor.
    Viole's FUG Team: Yuto (Hwa Ryun), Viole, Reflejo, Xia Xia, Horyang, Cassano, Ran, and Novick.
    Hwa Ryun's Rescue Party: Hwa Ryun, Horyang and Novick.
    Baam's Hell Train Team: Hwa Ryun, Rak, Baam, Boro, Hanool, and Hana.
    Baam's Hell Train Dallar Show Team: Hwa Ryun, Baam, Koon, Rak, Wangnan, Yihwa, Boro, Aka, Sachi, Hanool, Danhwa, Moontari, Bero, Irure, Pompidou, and Vicente.
    Baam's 43rd Floor Expedition Team: Hwa Ryun, Baam, Koon, Rak, Yihwa, Boro, Sachi, Danhwa, and Irure.
    Baam's 43rd Floor Team: Hwa Ryun, Baam, Koon, Androssi, Boro, Sachi, Irure and Hockney.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: With Rachel's group after being held hostage by them in the Hell Train.
  • Undying Loyalty: Not so obvious in the beginning, but as time has gone on its become clear that she could give Koon a run for his money with how devoted she is to helping Baam.
  • Walking Spoiler: A lot about Hwa Ryun is revealed once readers see her true role in the season 1 epilogue.
  • Witch Species: She is from the Red Witch clan, who are known for their bright red hair and being Guides.
  • The Worf Effect: Though she doesn't have many combat appearances, it was still surprising to see someone who dominated a team of Regulars in a matter of seconds be beaten soundly, along with Horyang and Novick, in order to show how strong Reflejo and Cassano were. Though somewhat justified by the fact that Word of God claims Guides have relatively low battle skills.
    • Also done in a non-combat based sense with her abilities as a Guide, her foresight was pretty much the main reason why the Workshop Battle worked out as well as it did for the heroes. During the Hell Train arc, she is largely useless since her powers aren't able to predict Rachel's movements due to Rachel's status as an Irregular and because of Emile's unique abilities. Makes up for it later on when her Guide abilities return when Baam leaves the Hidden Floor, with her being one of the main reasons they survived the encounter with [[spoilers:Jahad's Royal Army]].
  • World's Most Beautiful Woman: Word of God says she is the prettiest of the Part 1 Regulars, and that it is a plot point.

    Yeon Yihwa 

Yeon Yihwa

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Tower Position: Fisherman, Hwayeomsa

A Regular that's introduced in season 2, and first appears in a scene where she fries Ja Wangnan during an attempt to complete the 20th Floor test. She is next forced to go along with Prince's loan shark team for another attempt at the 20th Floor test because of the debt she gained failing the test that she fried Wangnan in. Control over Yihwa ends up getting transferred to Viole after he defeats Prince's high-score on the punching machine for the 20th Floor test. She's also a user of the rare Hwayeomsa Position, which is basically converting shinsoo into fire.

Following her freedom from Lurker Cash, Yihwa joins up with Viole and Wangnan's Tangsooyook group that was formed as a result of completing the 20th Floor test. However, she learns of her Great Yeon Family having a dark side to them due to discovering the family's mistreatment of the Zygaenas during the 21st Floor test. As a result, she decides to climb the Tower with Viole to witness the darkness of the other Great Families, and return to the Yeon Family after becoming a Ranker to set the family straight.

Afterwards, Yihwa climbs the Tower with the Tangsooyook team all the way to the Hell Train, but unlike the rest of Wangnan's group, who continue the chase for Cassano, Yeon is asked to rejoin with Baam starting from the 39th Floor's Name Hunt Station. Following the Name Hunt Station mission, Yihwa, as well as Rak and Danhwa, end up getting separated from Baam's group after falling off the bridge during their attempt to return to the Hell Train. She and Danhwa were recovered by Urek and Yuje thanks to her Yeon flame protecting the two of them from possible death.


  • A Day in the Limelight:During the FUG arc.
  • Aren't You Going to Ravish Me?: A little downplayed but Yeon basically asked this when she found out that Viole was a male and was staying in the same room. Suffice to say, Viole calmly expresses no interest in her body (and phrases it as such) which pisses off Yeon because... well... she's a woman with pride in her figure.
  • Butt-Monkey: Despite Word of God saying she is second in power only to Viole out of the Team Tangsooyook she server mostly as Plucky Comic Relief.
  • Can't Live With Them, Can't Live Without Them: She claims she hates Viole, however she knows that she can only control her flames when he is around.
  • Character Development: Yihwa loses respect for her Great Yeon Family after learning of their mistreatment towards the Zygaena during the 21st Floor test.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Feels a little threatened when Hwa Ryun makes an appearance.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: She fumbles constantly, and yet it makes her quite endearing.
  • The Dark Chick: Briefly, when she’s being puppeted.
  • Defence Mechanism Superpower: Her Yeon flame briefly activates at full strength to protect herself from getting killed in the crossfire of Yuri's attack, resulting in a Power-Strain Blackout since it went beyond her current ability.
  • Heroic BSoD: Learning about what her Great Yeon Family was doing to the Zygaena of the 21st Floor sent her into a depression. Thankfully, Hwa Ryun got her out of it.
  • Irony: At least in the beginning. She is a clumsy pyromancer who also cannot cook, but is a good swimmer.
  • Flight: After finally awakening her powers as a member of the Yeon Family, she spends the entirety of her first battle flying.
  • The Klutz: She fumbles constantly. Not just with her fire abilities, either. Tech savvy she isn't.
  • Lethal Chef: Miseng starts crying when Yihwa decided to take over Viole's cooking. Worse, the hustle to find alternatives.
  • The Ojou: Feels like she has a duty as an "elite" of the Yeon Family to uphold their standards.
  • People Puppets: On the receiving end, courtesy of Lurker and Tin.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Non-malevolent one. She's just clumsy.
    • Subverted once she awakens in her battle against Angel. She really is that powerful.
  • Playing with Fire: She uses shinsoo to produce flames.
  • Power Floats: When being controlled.
  • Proper Tights with a Skirt: At least when Baam isn't stealing her tights.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Knee length.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: She is certainly dangerous, though less malevolent than most examples.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Might as well be since she has no reason/obligation to follow Viole and does so out of excuses. This is brought to full circle during Viole and Androssi's date where she spies on them with an annoyed look on her face.
  • The Team
    Team Tangsooyook: Yihwa, Wangnan, Viole, Akraptor, Goseng, Miseng, Horyang, and Prince.
    Koon's Workshop Team: Yihwa, Wangnan, Viole, Koon, Rak, Dan, Akraptor, Goseng, Miseng, Prince, Blarode, and Quaetro.
    Koon's Hell Train Team: Yihwa, Koon, Wangnan, Akraptor, Miseng, Prince, Blarode, and Quaetro.
    Baam's Hell Train Dallar Show Team: Yihwa, Wangnan, Baam, Koon, Rak, Hwa Ryun, Boro, Aka, Sachi, Hanool, Danhwa, Moontari, Bero, Iruroe, Pompidou, and Vicente.
    Baam's 43rd Floor Expedition Team: Yihwa, Baam, Koon, Rak, Hwa Ryun, Boro, Sachi, Danhwa and Iruroe.
  • Team Killer: Was reputed to be this.
  • Technicolor Eyes: Pink
  • Technicolor Fire: Pink and lilac.
  • Took a Level in Badass: During the Workshop Battle, she precisely blew up the worm held in Beta's hands, disqualifying him from the competition. By the next arc she's coolly backing up Wangnan against Cassano. And after that, in her fight against Angel
  • Tsundere: With Viole, mostly because she is conflicted on whether or not it is right for her to be friends with a member of FUG when she is part of the Yeon Family.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Her flames are claimed to be strong enough that not even Rankers could control them. Consequently, Yihwa can't control them. Hence, she became quite a Team Killer. She is slowly discarding the 'Unskilled' part.
  • Vomit Indiscretion Shot: How Viole gets rid of a Puppeteer Parasite controlling her. It's messy.
  • Woman Scorned: Played for Laughs. Later, a minor plot point.

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    Beta 

Beta

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A being similar to Horyang, and Cassano, who had been turned into an experimental Living Ignition Weapon. Beta has lived on the Archimedes airship that houses the Workshop Battle almost his whole life as one who was experimented on by researcher Sophia within the ship's Acorn Workshop.

Out for revenge believing that Workshop made him suffer to push along the Living Ignition Weapon experiments for Viole's sake, Beta joins forces with FUG to lead said Slayer Candidate into Reflejo's trap so that Viole would get melted into the Thorn ignition weapon. However, the plan fails after Viole escapes the trap with the Thorn at hand, and then pushes Beta to his limits utilizing the Thorn's power. Beta falls unconscious due to the fight, but it's soon revealed that Workshop has already decided to dispose of Beta permanently for being a failed experiment. In order for Beta to live free from Workshop, Sophia is able to convince Lero-Ro to help the former escape the Workshop Battle.

After the Workshop Battle, and having learned that Cassano had baited him into fighting against Viole, Beta is hit with a Heel–Face Turn, and sides with Baam's group to ascend the Tower as a part of Novick's team by joining their attempt to board the Hell Train in order to get revenge on Cassano for tricking him. Since he's not considered a true Regular, Team Novick stores Beta as an item within Xia's lighthouse as the team climbs up the Tower. Following Name Hunt Station, Beta is transferred over to Koon's lighthouse to join Baam's group on the Hell Train while the rest of Team Novick look after Ran, who was injured after his fight against Arie Inieta.


  • Arc Villain: Fought against Viole and his companions during the Workshop Battle.
  • Character Development: He loses a lot of his villainous aspects after being hit with a Heel–Face Turn.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Not only he is a Living Ignition Weapon experiment, he was forced to kill his friends during said experiments.
  • A Day in the Limelight: The Workshop Battle tournament was basically an entire introduction arc for Beta's character.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: The reason he joins FUG to destroy Baam is because he's jealous that his target, Baam, has friends and is trying to reunite with them, while he had to kill his own friends in the past as part of being a living weapon, claiming that his target should suffer the same pain as he did.
    • And in Vol.2 Chapter 95, he finally gets a Shut Up, Hannibal! on his face.
      Baam:The reason you hated me wasn't for revenge...You just needed someone to hate.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Decides to join with Baam in the end. He is currently part of Koon's spare team along with Ran, Novick, Xia Xia and Dan.
  • Loophole Abuse: Despite not being a true Regular, Beta climbs the Tower anyways, by remaining hidden inside the Heavenly Mirror or a Lighthouse.
  • Meaningful Name: He's essentially the only surviving member of the beta test group. Worse, his abilities are buggy, with Sophia needed to supply patches as needed. The upside? By comparison, the Wings of the Devils are better-balanced, but overall... nerfed.
  • Out of Focus: After Train City, the poor guy has remained stuck within Xia and Koon's lighthouses as the group makes their way up to the 43rd Floor of Death.
  • Playing with Syringes: He's the very messed-up result of this. And, without the continued long-distance support of Sophia's expertise, he'd quickly run into problems maintaining his physical and mental well-being.
  • The Team:
    Team Novick: Beta, Dan, Novick, Ran, and Xia Xia.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Beta really stepped up his game when the Hell Train chapters came along. Not only was he able to solo a couple of Ha Yura's followers, he was able to cause damage to the Mirotic guardian despite previous characters have been shown to fail.
  • Tyke Bomb: Like the other experiments. They were all raised specifically to weapons from very young.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Relying on Emile for information isn't a good idea...

    Hong Danhwa 

Hong Danhwa

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A D-rank Regular that joined Ha Yura’s Hell Train team. Yura finds him to have the most potential of her teammates, and is the only one she reveals her true intentions to.

Following his split-up from Yura, Danhwa joins up with Baam's group on the Hell Train in an attempt to chase after Yura to convince her to leave Rachel's side. Following the Name Hunt Station mission, Danhwa, as well as Rak and Yihwa, end up getting separated from Baam's group after falling off the bridge during their attempt to return to the Hell Train. He and Yihwa were recovered by Urek and Yuje thanks to Yihwa's Yeon flame protecting the two of them from possible death.


  • The Chosen Many: Along with six others, he acquired his sword from his ancestors who previously slew a monster attacking their village, and had its power split amongst seven swords.
  • Cooperation Gambit: Despite initial hostilities, he joins up with Boro and Hanool Kang in order to reunite with Yura on the Hell Train.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle:
    • Ended up on the losing end of one against Boro.
    • His team-up fight with Rak and Yihwa against Arie Inieta didn't go any better. He even had his Krishna sword used against him.
  • In-Universe Nickname: "Mr. Swordsman", and "Ha Yura fanboy", courtesy of Boro.
  • Man in White: His clothes.
  • Number Two: Becomes this to Ha Yura after she reveals her true goal of stealing the Hell Train with Rachel’s team to him.
  • Shared Family Quirks: Shares a lot of similarities to Chunhwa, the Hong member introduced in the first season.
  • The Team:
    Yura's Hell Train Team: Danhwa and Yura.
    Baam's Hell Train Dallar Show Team: Danhwa, Baam, Koon, Rak, Wangnan, Yihwa, Hwa Ryun, Boro, Aka, Sachi, Hanool, Moontari, Bero, Iruroe, Pompidou, and Vicente.
    Baam's 43rd Floor Expedition Team: Danhwa, Baam, Koon, Rak, Yihwa, Hwa Ryun, Boro, Sachi, and Irure.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Ha Yura.
  • Weapon of Choice: A sword.
    • Cool Sword: Runs in the Hong family, his being named Krishna.
    • Beam Spam: Can spam beams of shinsoo.

    Bero Bero 

Bero Bero

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Tower Position: Fisherman

A fat D-rank Regular that leads a group trying to board the Hell Train.

Bero's team first appears as one of the teams who took part in the 35th Floor's Train City tournament, but like everyone else, soon finds out that the tournament was fake due to Rachel's scheme to steal away the Hell Train. Alongside Rak, Bero's team is finally able to board the Hell Train at the 37th Floor's Wooden Horse pit-stop, and join up with Baam's team to fight against Rachel and Hoaqin's group in the Dallar Show.

Instead of joining Baam's 43rd expedition group, Bero decides to stay on the Hell Train to look after the billion-soul White clone.


  • Acrofatic: Bero Bero's a fat character, but she can fight just as well as anyone in this series. Surprising everyone, she was able to fight Buelsar to a draw in the Dallar Show's first round.
  • Alliterative Name: Last name is the same as the first.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Briefly appears with the rest of her team watching the "Crazy Ball" match between Baam and Yura's groups.
  • Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: After a berserk Yihwa defeats Angel during the Dallar Show with her overwhelming Yeon flames, Bero is able to convince her to snap out of it before anything worse happens.
  • The Leader: Of her Hell Train team.
  • Oh, Crap!: Spends a lot of time pulling these faces as she realises how underpowered she actually is in comparison to the real monsters she's found herself surrounded by.
  • Power-Up Food: Her means of powering herself up is chomping down on a giant lollipop.
  • Put on a Bus: While she hasn't quite disappeared, Bero stays on the Hell Train instead of taking part in Baam's trip to the 43rd Floor in order to look after the Hoaqin clone.
  • Revenge: Her team actually had a fourth member (Tochi) that was quickly killed off by Buelsar after her group was finally able to board the Hell Train. Obviously, she wants revenge against him for his death.
  • Ship Tease: Hockney seems to have taken a liking to her, which she has no issue with.
  • The Team:
    Bero's Hell Train Team: Bero, Irure, and Pompidou.
    Baam's Hell Train Dallar Show Team: Bero, Boro, Baam, Koon, Rak, Wangnan, Yihwa, Hwa Ryun, Aka, Sachi, Hanool, Danhwa, Moontari, Irure, Pompidou, and Vicente.

    Phonsekal Irure 

Phonsekal Irure

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Tower Position: Wave Controller

One of Bero Bero's D-rank teammates that floats around on a pillow.

Following the Hell Train's Dallar Show, Irure is one of the Regulars that joins Baam's group to journey to the forbidden 43rd Floor.


  • Brilliant, but Lazy: She's shown to have good shinsoo reading abilities, and can attack using shinsoo as a Wave Controller...as she lays down on top of her pillow.
  • Color Motif: Just look at all that pink.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Briefly appears with the rest of Bero's team watching the "Crazy Ball" match between Baam and Yura's groups.
  • Flight: She can float atop her pillow.
  • In the Blood: OK, so she doesn't wrap up in a blankie and do the snuggle bug like Laure does, but it's pretty obvious that any Phonsekal residence is likely to be a very quiet place the vast majority of the time... They're a bunch of shinsoo-reading Snorlaxes.
  • In-Universe Nickname: Cherry La
  • Out of Focus: Irure has been travelling alongside the rest of Baam's group ever since the end of the Dallar Show, but hasn't yet had a single moment of focus.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Her role is basically the Hell Train arc's version of Phonsekal Laure from the Floor of Tests. To no one's surprise, Iruroe turned out to also be a member of the Eurasia branch family when her full name was said at the Name Hunt Station.
  • The Team:
    Bero's Hell Train Team: Irure, Bero, and Pompidou.
    Baam's Hell Train Dallar Show Team: Irure, Bero, Boro, Baam, Koon, Rak, Wangnan, Yihwa, Hwa Ryun, Aka, Sachi, Hanool, Danhwa, Moontari, Pompidou, and Vicente.
    Baam's 43rd Floor Expedition Team: Irure, Boro, Baam, Koon, Rak, Yihwa, Hwa Ryun, Danhwa and Sachi.
    Baam's 43rd Floor Team: Irure, Baam, Koon, Androssi, Hwa Ryun, Boro, Sachi, and Hockney.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: In this case, Pink.

    Kaiser / Lo Po Bia Elaine 

Kaiser / Lo Po Bia Elaine

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Tower Position: Fisherman, Anima

A D-Rank veteran warlord of the Lo Po Bia Family's Grey Wolf branch that ruled the 39th Floor's Name Hunt Station for over a thousand years. Kaiser is one of the top-3 D-ranks alongside Sachi and the Bia Princess twins.

In the past, Kaiser was meant to be a Zahard Princess for the Lo Po Bia Family, but a trap laid out by the Zahard and Bia families led her to becoming stuck at Name Hunt Station; forever trying to pay off a massive debt that had been placed on her and the Grey Wolf faction. In the present, Kaiser serves as the primary antagonist of the Name Hunt station arc since Yuri has tasked Baam to steal away Kaiser's name so that he can prove to her that he can take on the 43rd Floor of Death. The station warlord is notorious for stealing the names of Regulars who arrive at the station, and also managed to steal away Androssi's name, which forces Leesoo's team to fight her as well.

Following her defeat to Baam, Kaiser hands Androssi her name back and takes off her mask to return to her original name as Elaine. Through Baam's wish, Elaine's name is then bought by Jinsung at the Name Hunt Station auction paying off all the debt that had been placed on her, which as a result, finally frees Elaine from the 39th Floor station. She's last seen departing from the station aboard Jinsung's ship.

[[spoiler: She returns in Volume 3 as one of Baam's allies.


  • Arc Villain: Of the 39th Floor's Name Hunt Station arc alongside the Lo Po Bia twins.
  • The Beastmaster: Controls "Fenryl" a special wolf spirit Shinheuh that is only controlled by a very few number of people from her family.
  • Dark Action Girl: Is one of the 3 top D-rank Regulars, but on a completely different level to Sachi Faker, one of the other 3. More impressively, she has never had her name stolen in over a thousand years.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Hundreds of years ago, Kaiser of the Lo Po Bia Family's Grey Wolf faction was showing potential to be picked as a Zahard Princess, but she would end up falling into a trap laid out by the Bia and Zahard families to see if she would fall in love with a boy they staged before her, which she did. As a result, Kaiser was not chosen as a Zahard Princess, and was punished to climb the Tower as a normal Regular until she reached the 39th Floor. Here, she would have to take part in a "Special Labor Punishment" as the head of Name Hunt Station to pay off the punishment fee that was placed on her and the Grey Wolf faction. It gets even worse when it's discovered that the Grey Wolf faction had been wasting all the money that Kaiser's been providing them for the debt; resulting in none of the debt ever decreasing, and has basically left Kaiser stuck at the Name Hunt Station.
  • The Dreaded: Like Sachi, people fear Kaiser, because she's considered to be one of the top-3 D-rank Regulars.
  • Goal in Life: Kaiser works at Name Hunt Station in order to finally be forgiven by her Grey Wolf Family for her failure to become a Zahard Princess. In the end, she lets go of that goal after Baam helps her leave the station by paying off the family's debt.
  • Heel–Face Turn: She quits the name-stealing business after Baam gets FUG to pay off her debt.
  • Karma Houdini: According to the author blog post, Kaiser/Elaine is this. She was stated to definitely be the villain of the Name Hunt Station Story Arc for what they she was doing and had no sin absolving reason to do it and her later monologue was one meant to declare the character independence and new future, but not regret or show repentance for her crimes. SIU even stated if Baam were being truly just, he wouldn't have saved her.
  • The Leader: Of the Name Hunt Station and its Ten Bosses.
  • My Greatest Failure: Kaiser regrets failing the love test that led to her Grey Wolf faction getting punished with a massive debt being placed upon them. It's because of this regret that Kaiser doesn't appear to have any problem with knowing that the Grey Wolves are wasting the money away that she's been providing them to pay off the debt.
  • Put on a Bus: Elaine leaves Name Hunt Station on Jinsung's ship after he purchased her name at the festival auction, and hasn't been seen since.
  • The Team:
    Kaiser's Name Hunt Station Team: Kaiser, Alphine, Inieta, Yukan, Lulu, Variel, Hesse, and Marte.
  • White Mask of Doom: Wears a white mask.

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    David Hockney 

David Hockney

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Tower Position: Scout

A painter Regular with an odd set of eyes who's considered to be the top scout amongst the D-rankers, and originally used to live on the 43rd Floor of Death before managing to escape the place. Despite his strong reputation, Hockney made a home for himself within the 40th Hell Train station known as the Mushroom Farm, and has stayed put until the last piece of his Red Light painting he's been waiting for finally appears.

However, he's finally forced to enter the Hell Train due to Yura having obtained the Red Light piece, which Hockney considers to be a part of his soul. Yura then baits Hockney to return to the Floor of Death by informing him through Emile that he will find his Red Light painting there. For his return to the Floor of Death, Hockney joins up with Baam's expedition team.


  • Curb-Stomp Battle: In order to enter the Hell Train, Hockney easily immobilizes two Regulars living on the Mushroom Farm who attempt to convince Hockney to stay on the 40th Floor Station in order for Hockney to continue protecting them.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Gray hair with gray eyes.
  • The Dreaded: Hockney's made a name for himself as the best scout amongst the D-rank Regulars.
  • Establishing Character Moment: His Curb-Stomp Battle introduction.
  • Goal in Life: Hockney climbs the Tower in order to find the pieces of his painting known as the Red Light that was stolen from him before he was chosen as a Regular.
  • The Hermit: For a long time, he's basically a Reclusive Artist that's been living on the 40th Floor away from everything else.
  • Hostage Situation: He's being built up as a new member for Team Rachel, but Yura having a piece of his soul makes it seem like he's being forced to join them against his will.
  • Improbable Weapon User: A fishing pole with a lantern attached to the end of it.
  • Nice Guy: According to Sachi. Hockney is even glad to hear that Sachi has found a new goal after finally getting closure regarding Roen.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Based on a real-life English painter.
  • Ship Tease: With Bero as he appears to like women who are around her size.
  • The Team:
    Baam's 43rd Floor Team: Hockney, Baam, Koon, Androssi, Hwa Ryun, Boro, Sachi, and Irure.

Former

    Boro 

Boro

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Tower Position: Fisherman

A D-rank Regular who had previously been on the Hell Train, and now serves as a shinsoo martial arts teacher for Hanool and Felix. Boro agrees to become part of Baam's new Hell Train team after getting word that a group led by Rachel is planning to slaughter everyone who will board the train.

Following the Hell Train's Dallar Show, Boro is one of the Regulars that joins Baam's group to journey to the forbidden 43rd Floor.


  • Awesomeness by Analysis: He is skilled in analyzing the properties of a weapon, and thus easily takes down Hong Danhwa, who is wielding a powerful Ignition Weapon sword.
  • Badass Teacher: Towards his two shinsoo students. His introduction shows off his abilities as he kills off a ticket hunter, and later takes down a member of the Hong family without breaking a sweat.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Performs one on a ticket hunter; killing him outright.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Gray hair with gray eyes.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: His last attempt on the Hell Train ended up with everyone on board, apart from his teammates Aka, Daniel, Sachi Faker and Roen being killed by a FUG Slayer candidate. Roen ended up being killed too.
  • Goal in Life: Similar to the rest of his old team, Boro stayed connected to the Hell Train in order to find out what happened to Roen. After finding out that Roen can't return, he has a new goal to stop Hoaqin at the 43rd Floor of Death.
  • Number Two: To Baam for their Hell Train team.
  • Out of Focus: Compared to the amount of time spent hyping up the character before entering the Hell Train, he hasn't gotten to do much since.
  • Really 700 Years Old: He has been on the Hell Train twice and his first attempt on the train was 600 years ago.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Sachi's blue.
  • Scars Are Forever: A scar on his left cheek.
  • Student and Master Team: The master to his two students, Hanool and Felix.
  • The Team:
    Boro's Past Hell Train Team: Boro, Aka, Daniel, Sachi, Poro, and Roen.
    Baam's Hell Train Team: Boro, Rak, Baam, Hwa Ryun, Hanool, and Hana.
    Baam's Hell Train Dallar Show Team: Boro, Baam, Koon, Rak, Wangnan, Yihwa, Hwa Ryun, Aka, Sachi, Hanool, Danhwa, Moontari, Bero, Irure, Pompidou, and Vicente.
    Baam's 43rd Floor Expedition Team: Boro, Baam, Koon, Rak, Yihwa, Hwa Ryun, Sachi, Danhwa and Irure.
    Baam's 43rd Floor Team: Boro, Baam, Koon, Androssi, Hwa Ryun, Sachi, Irure and Hockney.
  • Those Two Guys: Becomes this with Sachi ever since the two reunited in the present.
  • Weapon of Choice: Fights with a short needle.

    Sachi Faker 

Sachi Faker

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Tower Position: Wave Controller

A D-rank Regular that was part of Boro, Aka, Roen and Daniel's previous Hell Train team. Sachi reunites with Boro and Aka in the present after learning about Hoaqin's release, and takes part in the Dallar Show to fight against him. He's also one of the top-3 D-rank Regulars alongside Kaiser and the Lo Po Bia Princess twins.

Following the Hell Train's Dallar Show, Sachi is one of the Regulars that joins Baam's group to journey to the forbidden 43rd Floor.


  • Curtains Match the Window: Red hair paired with red eyes.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Similar to the rest of his teammates, Sachi was there during Hoaqin's Hell Train massacre.
  • The Dreaded: He is currently considered to be one of the three strongest D-rank Regulars.
  • Eyepatch After Time Skip: In the flashback, he is still seen with both eyes. However, after finally appearing in the present, he is shown to have lost his left eye due to a botched attempt at reviving Roen.
  • Green Thumb: His shinsoo abilities take on the form of thorn-bush vines.
  • Goal in Life: Similar to the rest of his old team, Sachi stayed connected to the Hell Train in order to find out what happened to Roen. After finding out that Roen can't return, he has a new goal to stop Hoaqin at the 43rd Floor of Death.
  • Magic Wand: Look's more like a magic-mace, but it's Sachi's Weapon of Choice which summons his Thornbush shinsoo skills.
  • Putting the Band Back Together: Convinced by Aka to board the Hell Train again after learning about Daniel's objective to revive Roen using Hoaqin's power. The two reunite with Boro at the next Hell Train pit-stop.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Similar to the rest of his team, he was on the Hell Train 600 years ago.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Boro's red.
  • The Team:
    Boro's Past Hell Train Team: Sachi, Boro, Aka, Daniel, Poro and Roen.
    Baam's Hell Train Dallar Show Team: Sachi, Boro, Baam, Koon, Rak, Wangnan, Yihwa, Hwa Ryun, Aka, Hanool, Danhwa, Moontari, Bero, Irure, Pompidou, and Vicente.
    Baam's 43rd Floor Expedition Team: Sachi, Boro, Baam, Koon, Rak, Yihwa, Hwa Ryun, Danhwa and Irure.
    Baam's 43rd Floor Team: Sachi, Baam, Koon, Androssi, Hwa Ryun, Irure and Hockney.
  • Those Two Guys: Becomes this with Boro ever since the two reunited in the present.

Support

Team Leesoo

    Ship Leesoo 

Ship Leesoo

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Tower Position: Scout

A seemingly average-looking guy who provides the series a ton of comedic moments. Leesoo starts off looking like someone who doesn't have anything special about him, and gets easily pushed around by those stronger than him. However, it soon turns out that he is actually much smarter than he looks, which results in people willing to stand behind his command.

In season 1, Leesoo is somehow able to get himself paired up with two monster Regulars, Hatsu and Anak, that made up for his lack of strength in the initial 2nd Floor tests. He's eventually able to pass the Floor of Tests with the rest of the group.

In season 2, Leesoo acts as the leader of his team due to his proven intellect as they go about climbing the Tower. Their main goal is to protect Anak from the Tower given her Fake Princess status. Like Koon, Leesoo was there when he learned of Rachel's betrayal; meaning that the rest of his team also knows. Leesoo also leads his team at the Workshop Battle and Name Hunt Station. The former of which turns into a mission to help Baam break away from FUG while the latter has the team take on Kaiser's faction in order to get Androssi's stolen name back.


  • Action Survivor: Despite his relatively low combat skills, he's done well in surviving against some really tough opponents.
  • Art Evolution: In Season 2, he's drawn in a more realistic and gritty style to signify he's Taken A Level In Badass.
  • Badass Normal: He's basically a normal human with high-intellect, but is able to survive through the Floor of Tests due to his evasive abilities as a scout, and is now climbing the Tower.
    • After hearing a Ranker give a brutal Breaking Speech to another Regular about how his not being able to make it through the Shinsoo barrier means he was choosen to fail, Ship says Screw Destiny and pushes his way through the barrier through pure willpower.
  • Butt-Monkey: Even though he is the leader of his team he gets pushed around a lot by them.
  • Character Development: He starts to take his leadership role for the team a lot more seriously by season 2.
  • Chick Magnet: Not as much as Baam, but if one looks closely, there is at least two woman who like him, Serena and Anak.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Brown.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: A non-romantic example, but Anak and Hatsu have physically dragged him around when he doesn't do what they want.
  • Dragged by the Collar: How Anak dragged a protesting Ship off the stage after agreeing to take part in the test.
  • The Drag-Along: After Anak agrees to taking part in the special examination with Baam, she walks cooly offstage, silently dragging a kicking and screaming Ship behind her.
  • Establishing Character Moment: A sequence of them in the first few chapters after his introduction — showing his Butt-Monkey status by having him blustering ineffectually while Anak and Hatsu show off their skills, then revealing his Determinator nature by having him push through Lero-Ro's Shinsoo barrier test with sheer willpower, and finally having him demonstrate his intelligence by being the only person to perfectly solve Yu Han Sung's door puzzle.
  • Failure Is the Only Option: The Ranker says anyone unable to make it through the barrier was chosen to fail and nothing they do can change that. Leesoo decided to screw that and pushed his way through the barrier through pure willpower.
  • Guile Hero: His stat sheet lists him as nearly dead last in every single category... except intelligence, where he's one of the highest of the first season's Regulars.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Tries to pull a non-lethal one on Quant.
  • The Leader: Takes on this role for the team in season 2.
  • The Load: Starts off seeming like he will be one to Hatsu and Anak, almost causing them all to fail the second test, then shows he's one of the smartest characters in the series the next test and is even the team leader in the second volume.
  • Older Than He Looks: Not nearly as extreme as many other characters, but he's 26 in the first volume, despite looking and acting like a teen.
  • Nice Guy: Among other things, he uses his own body to cling on to Quant, getting horribly beaten up solely to slow him down a tiny bit and increase his team's chances of victory even though, as Quant points out, he himself was already certain to pass.
  • Ship Tease: With Serena in the first season.
  • The Smart Guy: Along with Aguero, forms the strategical team.
  • The Strategist: After the time-skip, he serves this role for his team.
  • The Team:
    Crown Game Team: Leesoo, Anak, and Hatsu.
    Hide-and-Seek Team A: Leesoo, Koon, Anak, Hwa Ryun, Laure, Aleksai, Blarouse, Sunwoo, Rozeal, Kancho, Goon, Erik, Leon 3, and First Emperor.
    Submerged Fish Hunt Team: Leesoo, Koon, Baam, Rachel, Rak, Androssi, Anak, Laure, Hatsu, Aleksai, Blarouse, Chunhwa, Sunwoo, Levin, Parakewl, and Akryung.
    Team Leesoo: Leesoo, Anak, Androssi, Hatsu, Laure, Aleksai, Vespa, and Verdi.
  • Team Mom: A gender-flipped example.
  • Took a Level in Badass: He goes from Butt-Monkey in the 1st season, to the team leader in the 2nd season.
  • The Unchosen One: His inability to walk through the Shinsoo barrier made him doomed to fail in the eyes of the Ranker in charge of the test, so he "chose himself" and pushed his way through.

    Anak Zahard 

Anak Zahard

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Tower Position: Fisherman

A solitary lizard girl who spent a great time of her life on the outer 43rd Floor with Garam Zahard before being chosen to enter the inner Tower. Anak is out to get revenge for her parents' murder by killing the entire Zahard family, and the hook weapon she wields turns out to be her mother's 13-Month Weapon, the Green April. She was also considered one of the top-5 E-Rank Regulars alongside Androssi, Ran, Blarode and Varagarv.

In season 1, Anak first appears on the 2nd Floor in the initial survival test where she meets Hatsu and immediately battles him. Though she is one of the strongest on the 2nd Floor, she keeps to herself despite forming a team with Hatsu and Leesoo. She's also the reason that Baam would end up losing the 13-Month Series, Black March.

In truth, Anak is the daughter of the real Anak Zahard; a defected Princess who broke the law of Zahard's rule by giving birth to a child, which resulted in Zahard's borrowed power getting passed down to the infant. This makes the daughter Anak a Fake Zahard Princess; an existence that is seen as an insult to the Zahard Rulers, and makes her an enemy to the entire Tower. Princess Yuri manages to protect Anak from a Ranker assassin, Ren, that was sent to kill Anak during her journey through the Floor of Tests. However, Yuri in return takes away the two 13-Month Weapons that Anak had hold of.

In season 2, Anak is currently climbing the Tower as part of Leesoo's team and supports them on whatever mission they come across.


  • Always Someone Better: She is extremely powerful in her own right, but time and time again when she faces a Zahard Princess or anyone of high standing, is proven to still be lacking in the power required to even start her quest for revenge right.
    • Also suffered this with Koon Ran in the Workshop Battle, though it's hard to tell how it would have ended since Parakewl interrupted the match.
  • Arc Villain: Towards Baam for the 2nd Floor's Crown Game. She threatened to kill him if he didn't hand over the Black March. The two of them made a bet over each other's 13-Month weapons (Black March and Green April) depending on if Baam could win the Crown Game, which resulted in Baam losing in the final round.
  • Berserk Button: Anything related to the Zahards makes her blood boil. And then Ren reveals he killed her mother.
  • Character Development: She's calmed down a lot since the early season 1 chapters now that she's got a team of friends willing to protect her from an entire Tower that wants her dead.
  • Curtains Match the Window: The colour is brown.
  • Death Glare: When Ren taunts her with her mother's amulet.
  • Disappeared Dad: A driving force of her quest is getting revenge for 'The death of that Chicken-Pie cook', her unnamed father.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Always seen barefoot.
  • Fatal Flaw: Pride. Time and again, it proves her Achilles heel.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Green April, before Yuri takes it from her. It is a hook that can decompress to an unimaginable size.
    • BFS: Her new weapon after Yuri takes the Green April is an enormous spear, which is at least 15 feet long. Justified because Anak is used to the Green April's Ignition, which is even larger.
  • Legacy Character: She's actually the daughter of the original Anak Zahard.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Agile enough to fight evenly with Ran and strong enough to disable Novick in one shot.
  • Little Miss Badass: Despite looking like a 10 year old, she was one of the top 5 rank E-rank Regulars (before she became a D-rank).
  • Lizard Folk: Appears to be from her mother's side, though this is an assumption since her father was never shown.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Pretends to be a spoilt brat during the crown game, and then reveals she is placed exactly where she wanted to be - in the best position for her skills to be fully utilized. She proceeds to swat everybody like flies.
  • Odd Friendship: With Androssi.
  • Older Than They Look: About 300 when season 1 starts.
  • Out of Focus: Despite season 1 going to great lengths to develop her Fake Zahard Princess status, Anak has remained mostly as support for Leesoo's team in season 2. The lone exception being her developing rivalry with Koon Ran.
  • Pride: Her Fatal Flaw. Which is mercilessly exploited by Ran.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: According to the wiki, 154cm. Able to throw a spear with enough force to punch a hole in a building.
  • The Rival: To Ran.
  • The Team:
    Crown Game Team: Anak, Leesoo, and Hatsu.
    Hide-and-Seek Team A: Anak, Leesoo, Koon, Hwa Ryun, Laure, Aleksai, Blarouse, Sunwoo, Rozeal, Kancho, Goon, Erik, Leon 3, and First Emperor.
    Submerged Fish Hunt Team: Anak, Leesoo, Koon, Baam, Rachel, Rak, Androssi, Laure, Hatsu, Aleksai, Blarouse, Chunhwa, Sunwoo, Levin, Parakewl, and Akryung.
    Team Leesoo: Anak, Leesoo, Androssi, Hatsu, Laure, Aleksai, Vespa, and Verdi.
  • Tsundere: There are times when she'll get pissed whenever Leesoo looks at another woman.
  • Walking Spoiler: Knowing about Anak's past gives away a major plot-point that is revealed throughout the Floor of Tests saga.

    Hatsu 

Hatsu

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Tower Position: Scout

The son of a swordsmith that claims to follow the spirit of swordsmanship. Hatsu has been training in the way of the sword for many years, and is extremely loyal to those that he deems to be his companions.

In season 1, Hatsu manages to use his swordsmanship skills to go toe to toe with Anak during his 2nd Floor introduction. Throughout the Floor of Tests, Hatsu continued to prove himself to be one of tougher Regulars as a user of the sword, and even manages to take on a Ranker, Quant, by himself for a brief time.

In season 2, Hatsu is currently climbing the Tower with Leesoo's 2nd Floor graduation team. He's become so famous at this point that the mere rumor that someone managed to beat 'that Hatsu guy' in battle is their main selling point as a mercenary. Due to Cassano breaking his sentimental sword, Hatsu spends most of the Workshop Battle off doing his own thing in search of a new weapon. He eventually shows off a new weapon during the war at Name Hunt Station, an ignition sword known as Donghae.


  • Absurdly Sharp Blade: He uses Shinsoo manipulation to turn his swords into these.
  • Big Damn Heroes: He saves Team Novick before they lost their names to a No-name Regular at Name Hunt Station.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Although he has magic swords at the beginning, he's the only "powerhouse" character with no native advantages; all other high-ranking Regulars benefit from Superpowerful Genetics or some other special advantage, but Hatsu's power comes entirely from ridiculous training, to the point where even at the start, he can go toe-to-toe with a Princess of Zahard and (briefly) stand his ground against a Ranker.
  • Curtains Match the Window: His colour is black.
  • A Day in the Limelight: During the Workshop Battle saga, Hatsu is off doing his own thing within the Archimedes Acorn Workshop away from the rest of Leesoo's Team, who are taking part in the main Workshop Battle tournament. The main purpose of this side-journey was to find a replacement sword for the one he lost in a fight against Cassano, but ended up stumbling upon the forbidden Acorn Workshop that has been working on developing the Emile weapon.
  • Dual Wielding: The Sword That Flies Higher Than Any. The Sword That Flies Lower Than Any.
  • Fantasy Counterpart Culture: His clothing, his name, his physical characteristics, his weapons and his mentality are very Japanese.
  • Flying Weapon: He uses a flying sword as one of his weapons on the Second Floor, although he seems to have lost it later on.
  • Fragile Speedster: His sword techniques strike very quickly, but both his sword and him can't handle too much of a beating.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Attempts a non-lethal one during the Second Floor test to stop Quant from pursuing the rest of the team.
  • Improbable Weapon User: It doesn't matter if it's a sword or a random pipe he picked up. If it is in his hands it WILL cut you.
  • Master Swordsman: He's established as one of the best Regulars introduced on the Floor of Tests as an exceptional sword user, and continues to be one as he climbs up the Tower.
  • Ronin: Though probably a Korean version of a masterless Samurai.
  • Samurai: More of a Ronin, but still.
  • Pragmatic Hero: His sense of fairness is very flexible in certain situations.
  • The Quiet One: Does not speak much.
  • Shrouded in Myth: Mild one. Five years after his debut in The Tower, beating "that Hatsu guy" seems to be a major accomplishment.
  • The Team:
    Crown Game Team: Hatsu, Leesoo, and Anak.
    Hide-and-Seek Team B: Hatsu, Androssi, Baam, Michelle Light (Rachel), Ho, Serena, Shopin, Chunhwa, Des Lion, Mauchi, Parakewl, Levin, Full Black, and Grey.
    Submerged Fish Hunt Team: Hatsu, Androssi, Baam, Anak, Leesoo, Koon, Rachel, Rak, Androssi, Laure, Aleksai, Blarouse, Chunhwa, Sunwoo, Levin, Parakewl, and Akryung.
    Team Leesoo: Hatsu, Androssi, Anak, Leesoo, Laure, Aleksai, Vespa, and Verdi.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Compared to powerhouses like the Zahard Princesses and Viole.
  • The Worf Effect: Beaten off screen by the Devil of the Right Arm just to show how tough this devil really is.
  • Wrecked Weapon: He loses his weapon during the fight with Cassano.

    Phonsekal Laure 

Phonsekal Laure

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Tower Position: Wave Controller

A branch member of the Great Eurasia Family, who runs around with a blanket and pillow to sleep wherever he can.

In season 1, Laure establishes himself as one of the more powerful Floor of Test Regulars due to his incredible shinsoo control as a wave controller. The only problem is that he requires a lot of rest.

In season 2, Laure continues to climb the Tower as part of Leesoo's 2nd Floor graduation team, and supports them on whatever mission they come across.


  • Brilliant, but Lazy: He's one of the most powerful of the Regulars in the first and second season, but usually prefers to just curl up in his blanket and fall asleep.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Kicks ass when he stops sleeping on the battle field.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: As seen in the Crown Game special test.
  • Flight: Is able to levitate.
  • Hidden Depths: Being one of the older members of the cast in the first season, and being from one of the 10 great families means he's way savvier than he lets on.
  • It Runs in the Family: From a branch member of the Eurasia family, which is notorious for their laziness.
  • Mentor Archetype: He helps Baam develop his shinsoo abilities during the wave controller class.
  • Older Than They Look: Word of God says he is in his 130s.
  • Out of Focus: Compared to his other teammates on Team Leesoo, he hasn't had much to do in Season 2. His primary day-in-the-limelight was when he forced the Medina parasite out of Beta during the Workshop Battle.
  • Punch-Clock Hero: Works for his team only when forced to. Or, if he just steps in randomly, it's simply the quickest way to get back to sleep in peace and quiet.
  • Pure Energy: Is able to create blasts of Shinsoo that out-power most.
  • Sleepyhead: Carries a pillow and a blanket around everywhere, and will throw them down and fall asleep at the slightest opportunity.
  • The Team
    Crown Game Team: Laure, Ho, and Serena.
    Hide-and-Seek Team A: Laure, Anak, Leesoo, Koon, Hwa Ryun, Aleksai, Blarouse, Sunwoo, Rozeal, Kancho, Goon, Erik, Leon 3, and First Emperor.
    Submerged Fish Hunt Team: Laure, Anak, Leesoo, Koon, Baam, Rachel, Rak, Androssi, Hatsu, Aleksai, Blarouse, Chunhwa, Sunwoo, Levin, Parakewl, and Akryung.
    Team Leesoo: Laure, Anak, Leesoo, Androssi, Hatsu, Aleksai, Vespa, and Verdi.

    Aleksai Amigochaz 

Aleksai Amigochaz

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Tower Position: Spear-Bearer

A silent, and large devil-winged muscle man who's viewed as the dreaded by those around him.

In season 1, Aleksai was said to have attacked anybody he could in the 2nd Floor's starting survival test, which gave him a reputation as someone who was probably an incredibly dangerous fellow. However, he becomes part of the core group making it through the Floor of Tests, and proves to have spear throwing skills on par with Rak's.

In season 2, Aleksai continues to climb the Tower as part of Leesoo's 2nd Floor graduation team, and supports them on whatever mission they come across.


  • Ambiguously Brown: He shows up in Season 2 with a much lighter skin tone, indicating he possibly was tanned or there was a coloring error.
  • Blade on a Stick: He is a Spear Bearer.
  • The Berserker: According to other Regulars, during the first test he furiously attacked anyone that came close.
  • The Dreaded: He made a name for himself as a dangerous Regular that mercilessly attacked anyone he came across in the first test to the point that people were amazed Aleksai was able to find two people crazy enough to make a 3-person-team with him.
  • Out of Focus: Compared to his other teammates on Team Leesoo, he hasn't had much to do in Season 2. His primary day-in-the-limelight moment was sadly getting worfed by Viole in close-combat duel.
  • The Quiet One: Rarely speaks, even with friends around.
  • The Rival: To Rak as a fellow spear-bearer. They get into a hit-the-target duel as training for the final 2nd Floor test.
  • Super Strength: Able to punch huge holes in the ground.
  • The Team
    Crown Game Team: Aleksai, Chungchung and Leon 3.
    Hide-and-Seek Team A: Aleksai, Laure, Anak, Leesoo, Koon, Hwa Ryun, Blarouse, Sunwoo, Rozeal, Kancho, Goon, Erik, Leon 3, and First Emperor.
    Submerged Fish Hunt Team: Aleksai, Laure, Anak, Leesoo, Koon, Baam, Rachel, Rak, Androssi, Hatsu, Blarouse, Chunhwa, Sunwoo, Levin, Parakewl, and Akryung.
    Team Leesoo: Aleksai, Laure, Anak, Leesoo, Androssi, Hatsu, Vespa, and Verdi.
  • Winged Humanoid: His devil wings. Word of God says they're removable.
  • The Worf Effect:
    • In Season 1, he's built up to be The Dreaded due to his efforts in the initial survival test. However, he gets disposed of by Quant quite easily during the Hide-And-Seek test. In his defense though, Quant was mostly acting as a Stealth Mentor here to teach Aleksai that relying on strength alone isn't going to get him far in the Tower.
    • In Season 2, he gets knocked out in one hit during One Shot, One Opportunity in order to show off the power of Viole's thorn. As a result, he's out cold throughout the rest of the Workshop Battle.

    Verdi 

Verdi

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CLICK FOR VERDI'S PET OCTOPUS 
Tower Position: Anima

An Anima Regular who controls a large pet octopus, and one of two recruits of Leesoo's new team. Verdi has a peculiar fetish where she likes to turn people she fancies into "dolls."


  • Badass Adorable: If her actions during One Shot, One Opportunity speak anything, she was able to solo an entire group of Regulars on her own.
  • The Beastmaster: As an Anima Regular. Her primary pet being an octopus.
    • Power Parasite: The octopus has the ability to temporarily seal another person' special abilities.
    • Sizeshifter: The octopus can change its size.
  • Bodyguard Crush: Verdi starts crushing on Prince after seeing how far he will go to bring Miseng back to normal in the Workshop's Battle x Gamble round.
  • Creepy Child: There's definitely something not right with this one... especially regarding her "doll" fetish.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Yeo Miseng and Prince never stood a chance.
  • Fight Unscene: She captures Miseng and Prince off-screen during the One Shot, One Opportunity game.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Self explanatory.
  • Hair Decorations: A pair of red ribbons to tie her hair in pigtails.
  • Living Doll Collector: Wishes to turn anyone she has interest in into a doll.
  • Token Mini-Moe: Can be seen as such for Leesoo's Season 2 team.
  • Satellite Character: Apart from being a creepy Anima kid that wants to turn people into dolls, the reader never learns anything about Verdi. Most just know her as the octopus girl in Leesoo's season 2 team.
  • Shipper on Deck: She's a major supporter of Miseng x Prince to the point of wanting to force a marriage on them.
  • The Team:
    Team Leesoo: Verdi, Leesoo, Anak, Androssi, Hatsu, Laure, Aleksai, and Vespa.

    Vespa 

Vespa

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Tower Position: Scout

A Regular Scout, and one of two recruits of Leesoo's new team. Vespa is a bee themed humanoid who excels at close range combat. Vespa also served as Leesoo's starting Vanguard for the Workshop tournament.


  • Ambiguous Gender: It's not confirmed yet if Vespa is a male or female.
  • Beam Spam: Can fire gold beams of shinsoo.
  • Bee People: A bee-themed humanoid.
  • Blade on a Stick: Vespa's weapon of choice.
    • The Swarm: Going along with the bee theme, Vespa also has miniature needles that fly around; some for firing beams of shinsoo, and some for poisoning.
  • Close-Range Combatant: Fights up close with her bee-stinger shaped spear.
  • Fight Unscene: Vespa defeating Bundawan during the Workshop Battle was never seen.
  • Flight: Able to fly.
  • Master Poisoner: Vespa's needles are coated in a poison that can kill within 5 minutes.
  • Satellite Character: Similar to Verdi, Vespa doesn't have any character depth apart from being that new bee-person in Leesoo's season 2 team.
  • The Team:
    Team Leesoo: Vespa, Verdi, Leesoo, Anak, Androssi, Hatsu, Laure, and Aleksai.

Team Novick

    Novick 

Novick

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Tower Position: Spear-Bearer

Spear Bearer of Koon's starting season 2 team who wears a green jogging jacket, and a member of a famous branch of the Great Ha Family, though he likes making up fake family names for laughs and wits. Novick is considered amongst the top E-rank Regulars due to his Hayeol Style abilities that rely on immobilizing his opponent.

Following Koon's team falling apart due to being destroyed by the FUG members that infiltrated it, Novick is forced into joining up with Viole's Workshop team to help the FUG leader (Baam) win the Workshop Battle. Afterwards, Koon names him the leader of a new support team that consists of Ran, Dan, Beta and Xia Xia, who then go about trying to board the Hell Train. However, apart from Beta, the team has so far been unable to get on the Hell Train during their attempts at Train City, and Name Hunt Station.


    Koon Ran 

Koon Ran

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Tower Position: Fisherman, Jeonsulsa

Fisherman of Koon's starting season 2 team. Ran was considered one of the top-5 E-Rank Regulars alongside Androssi, Anak, Blarode and Varagarv, and is from the same branch family as Koon Maschenny Zahard. He even has the rare Jeonsulsa Position, which allows Ran to use several Maschenny shinsoo techniques utilizing electricity.

Following Koon's team falling apart due to being destroyed by the FUG members that infiltrated it, Ran is forced into joining up with Viole's Workshop team to help the FUG leader (Baam) win the Workshop Battle. Afterwards, he becomes part of Novick's new team as they try to get on the Hell Train. During Team Novick's attempt to board the Hell Train at Name Hunt Station, Ran is left exhausted and injured following his fight with Arie Inieta, which forces the team, apart from Beta, to stay behind instead of join up with the rest of Baam's team on the Hell Train.


  • Always Someone Better: His defeat at Viole's hands did a number on his pride, and his experiences with D-rank Regulars doesn't seem to be helping much in this regard.
  • Arch-Enemy: Considers Maschenny this, after fighting with her when he was younger and losing. Considers killing her as his final goal when he becomes a Ranker.
  • Badass Adorable: The small and cute member of the Great Koon Family. Ran was able to defeat Novick, and fought evenly with Anak during the Workshop Battle.
  • The Big Guy: Despite his small stature, he's the strongest fighter out of Team Koon, and was one of the top 5 E-rank Regulars before becoming D-rank.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Borderline example. He is obnoxious, spoiled and quite childish at times (he destroyed Aguero's Lighthouse during a mission), yet when he gets serious he is a force to be reckoned with.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: How he defeats Novick.
    • On the receiving end with Novick, courtesy of Viole.
  • Cute Bruiser: Surly, tough and undeniably cute. Just... be careful saying that.
  • Expy: Of Killua from Hunter x Hunter.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: When he defeats Novick.
  • Glass Cannon: Relies on his extremely potent attack power and ability to dodge blows most of the time. Doesn't fare that well when he does get hit himself. Worse, because he relies on hit-and-dodge, others can easily bait or herd him into traps if they can take it for a while.
  • Hot-Blooded: Doesn't look like it. Doesn't sound like it. Usually doesn't act like it (unless provoked). But, going off pop and rushing into dangerous situations half-cocked is his speciality.
  • I Am Not Left-Handed: Despite being a Fisherman, Ran's Spear Bearer position is ranked higher than his Fisherman position due to his powerful Lightning Spear techniques, which are extremely powerful for his level. This made him possibly the best Spear Bearer of all the E-rank Regulars.
  • Idiot Ball: When he gets impatient, he tends to get stupid.
  • Jerkass: He is extremely arrogant, and seems to possess next to none social skills.
  • Kung-Fu Wizard: With an emphasis on the "wizard" part, he is still a capable hand-to-hand fighter.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: He primarily uses Shinsoo and overwhelming force to attack, rather than traditional combat.
  • Oh, Crap!: When Viole shows up, Ran's reaction is basically a chain of Oh, Crap! moments one after the other.
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: Very much. Problem is, he generally deals out damage better than he can take it.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red to Novick's blue, defying their color scheme.
  • The Rival: To Anak and Moontari.
  • Shock and Awe: His Lightning Spear technique.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Compared to many other Regulars since his introduction, Ran has been involved in a majority of the fights. Especially after the Team Novick support team has been established.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Subverted. Sure, just one look at him will yell "Koon" if you know much about the Ten. And, he's got the physical oomph and arrogance down to an art. However, he's not that good at the whole cool, calm, collected and dangerously manipulative part of the brief.
  • Super Mode: Redan, which he activates by concentrating shinsoo into one baang then swallowing it. This greatly augments his fighting powers, but after 5 minutes, he will collapse.
  • The Stoic: Facial expressions beyond "frustration" and "bored" are for other people.
  • The Team:
    Koon's Original Season 2 Team: Ran, Dan, Koon, Rachel, Novick, Gyetang, Apple, and Michael.
    Viole's FUG Team: Ran, Viole, Reflejo, Yuto, Xia Xia, Horyang, Cassano, and Novick.
    Team Novick: Ran, Dan, Novick, Beta, and Xia Xia.
  • The Worf Effect: This series has a tendency to use him to make others look stronger. It's often justified by his rushing in where those with some information and caution fear to tread. Examples:
    • He's played up and shown to be an enormous badass only to make Viole's utter domination of him show how much stronger Viole is. Mind you, had he not been an idiot, Aguero might have been able to warn him about the Irregular factor.
    • He clashes with Mirotic and Moontari, to no avail during Revolution Road to hype up their power. Mind you, the guy was practically frothing with frustration, so disinclined to think before charging.

    Edin Dan 

Edin Dan

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Tower Position: Scout

A Regular who was forcibly recruited into Koon's season 2 team. Due to his blazing speed, Dan acts as the Scout for his comrades. However, he gets injured following the reveal that members of FUG, Apple and Michael, had infiltrated their team to help Rachel get away from Koon watching over her.

Wanting to prove to Rachel that he hasn't given up the Tower climb despite her injuring his legs, Dan would later follow Koon to join up with Wangnan's Tangsooyook team as they participate in the Workshop Battle. Following the Workshop Battle, Dan joins up with Novick's new team as they try to get on the Hell Train.


  • A Day In The Lime Light: Knot of Wool or Competing Fences Arc
  • Audience Surrogate: Type 2.
  • Beady-Eyed Loser: His introduction shows that he's pretty much given up climbing the Tower after making it to E-Rank.
  • Butt-Monkey: In the first few strips after his introduction he gets outgambitted, drugged, forcibly recruited, severely beaten and more than once humiliated.
  • Character Development: Prior to joining Koon's team, Dan lost the will to climb the Tower due to being the only survivor that ran away from his team when they were stuck going up against powerful opponents. However, after having his legs injured by Rachel, he regains that strong will to climb the Tower once more in order to show her that he hasn't given up just yet.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Black/brown.
  • Defiant to the End: His speech against Rachel knowing that saying it would probably get him killed. No Rachel. Edin doesn't want be your legs.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Rachel attempted to cause him to experience this and he is determined to make it not happen.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Rachel stabbed him countless times in the legs and feet, basically crippling him and ruining his chances in the Tower even if he recovers, for rejecting her offer to come with her.
  • "Facing the Bullets" One-Liner: "Get lost. If you want to walk, walk with those fine legs of your own. You kicked away two friends with those, am I right?" Fortunately, Rachel didn't kill him... except Edin lost his legs instead.
  • Fragile Speedster: Rumored to be faster than light, which is why Aguero wanted him.
    • Ran even outright says that Dan is useless in a fight, but when it comes to speed, nobody can surpass him.
  • Flash Step: During his first appearance, he was too fast even for Koon.
  • Kick the Dog: Rachel attempted to cause him to hit a Despair Event Horizon by taking away his legs, for simply rejecting an offer to help her in the tower.
  • My Greatest Failure: His abandoning his last team to die in a desperate fight.
  • Oh, Crap!: His reaction moments after accepting a duel with Novick. The rest of his team forfeited.
  • Retired Badass: Stopped being a Regular due to the 20th Floor Syndrome.note 
  • Super Speed: Extremely fast.
  • The Team:
    Koon's Original Season 2 Team: Dan, Koon, Rachel, Ran, Novick, Gyetang, Apple, and Michael.
    Koon's Workshop Team: Dan, Koon, Viole, Rak, Wangnan, Yihwa, Akraptor, Goseng, Miseng, Prince, Blarode, and Quaetro.
    Team Novick: Dan, Novick, Ran, Beta, and Xia Xia.

    Xia Xia 

Xia Xia

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Tower Position: Light Bearer

An E-rank Regular introduced on the 28th Floor. She is a Light Bearer, and an Information Monger who likes to charge money for her services. She also happens to be a member of FUG where she becomes part of Viole's team for the Workshop Battle.

Following the Workshop Battle, Xia Xia quits being a part of FUG, and joins up with Novick's new team as they try to get on the Hell Train.


  • Alliterative Name: Last name is the same as the first.
  • Animal Eyes / Exotic Eye Designs / Hellish Pupils: Has slitted pupils.
  • Cute and Psycho: Really, really nuts. She has since sobered up after her defection from FUG.
  • Deliberately Distressed Damsel: Activated a trap to slow and distract Viole to prevent him from reaching the Hand of Alren on time.
  • High-Heel–Face Turn: She is currently out of FUG and is a member of Koon's spare team alongside Ran, Novick, Dan and Beta.
  • Mission Control: As a Light Bearer.
  • Only in It for the Money: Does not seem to share FUG's ideology nor does she appear to have any grudge against Zahard, apparently she was just hired for the job rather than being a true member of the organization.
  • Redemption Equals Life: She informed Koon's friends where the they hide the hostage and soon escaped the cave with them. Good for her, because Reflejo and his comrades want to pour some melting-stuff to the cave, which while may not harm her directly, bring some Nightmare Fuel. The gas of chemical or lack of oxygen, for example.
  • The Team:
    Viole's FUG Team: Xia Xia, Reflejo, Viole, Yuto, Horyang, Cassano, Ran, and Novick.
    Reflejo's FUG Team: Xia Xia, Cassano, Reflejo, Varagarv, and Ron Mei.
    Team Novick: Xia Xia, Novick, Ran, Dan, and Beta.
  • Unusual Ears: Has rabbit ears.

Antagonists

Team Rachel

    Rachel 

Rachel

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Tower Position: Light-Bearer

Baam's first and best friend who freed him from a dark prison, but then decides to leave him to search for a starry sky (aka: absolute freedom). Baam follows her, the plot begins, and awesomeness ensues. Rachel is viewed to be an ugly tomboyish girl who has nothing special about her whatsoever. As a result, she's forced to get by through the words she speaks, whether it be using the truth or through lies. Rachel is also an Irregular, but an unusual one that was not chosen by the Tower. She had actually snuck in thanks to the effort of another Irregular, Baam, when he forced the door open right below her.

In season 1, Rachel is discovered to not be that far behind Baam's arrival on the Floor of Tests after she was summoned into the Tower. She goes by the moniker of Michelle Light to evade Baam after realizing that the two of them are in the same test group. However, they're eventually forced to reunite after her legs had become crippled. So in order to continue being with Rachel, Baam decides to become her legs, and takes a special final 2nd Floor exam with her to make sure that her injury doesn't cause her to fail out of the Tower. In the end, Rachel betrays Baam by showing that her legs are perfectly fine, pushes him into the dark abyss at the last second as she goes on to complete the final 2nd Floor test with everyone else.

The season 1 epilogue reveals that Rachel was forced to watch Baam complete Headon's 1st Floor test that she didn't have the will to do, and as a result, she believes that he took everything that was meant for her. Headon makes a deal with Rachel that if she does a favor for it, she will become the actual heroine of the story. Headon provides his Akryung minion to help Rachel through the initial tests, and teams up with Yu Han Sung to make sure that Baam does not make it beyond the Tower's 2nd Floor.


  • Call to Adventure: Once upon a time, a girl somehow found a cave, opened it and made friends with the boy she found inside it... Plot ensues.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Yellow hair, yellow eyes.
  • Damsel in Distress: After getting stabbed by Ho. However, she’s faking it.
  • The Dulcinea Effect: She's Baam's Dulcinea, and the trope starts out playing as straight as they come. However... see the next section.
  • Ill Girl: She loses the use of her legs after Ho stabs her. However, she’s faking it and fools almost nobody; the doctor who examined her said there was no lasting damage.
  • Meaningful Name: According to the author's blog, her name was chosen because "In Sherlock Holmes, there is a reference to the word Rache(Rah-he) that means revenge in German."
  • Non-P.O.V. Protagonist: For a character who's hardly ever on screen, she provides a lot of fuel for the story, as well as prodding a great deal of the main cast into moving in various important directions. Both deliberately and accidentally; positive and negative.
  • Ridiculously Average Guy: Comes across as this. Except for her being able to use and endure Shinsoo… like, well... everybody else. She's a quick study, however, to get as good with lightboxes as fast as she does. Like Baam, she starts knowing very little about basic aspects of the Tower, and it puts her at a disadvantage.
    • According to Word of God, she is indeed an Irregular like Baam, which means she might have abilities we haven't seen... but if so, there's been no hint of them beyond that.
  • Secret Identity: Goes under the name of Michelle Light for a while.
  • The Team:
    Crown Game Team: Rachel, Androssi, and Akryung.
    Hide-and-Seek Team B: Michelle Light (Rachel), Baam, Androssi, Hatsu, Ho, Serena, Shopin, Chunhwa, Des Lion, Mauchi, Parakewl, Levin, Full Black, and Grey.
    Submerged Fish Hunt Team: Rachel, Baam, Koon, Rak, Androssi, Anak, Leesoo, Laure, Hatsu, Aleksai, Blarouse, Chunhwa, Sunwoo, Levin, Parakewl, and Akryung.
  • Walking Spoiler: In fact, even the fact that she can walk is a spoiler!


Rachel in Season 2

In season 2, Rachel continues to climb the Tower, and manages to escape Koon watching over her since she knew that he knew about her betraying Baam. Rachel would then form a new team of her own, and infiltrates the Workshop Battle to take control of Emile; an intelligent chatting bot that she uses to manipulate certain Tower events to her liking. Her team would then board the Hell Train in order to gain a powerful ally in White, a FUG Slayer who had been sealed away within the express. Rachel then journeys to the 43rd Floor of Death in order to obtain a Thorn weapon of her own, and even manages to convince Wangnan to join her group after his Tangsooyook team failed in taking away one of her teammates.

On the Floor of Death, Rachel's plan is thrown out of wack after the FUG Slayer, Karaka, forces himself into the group in order to support White's resurrection. Rachel manages to get away from Karaka in order to reach Baam, but is unable to convince him to run away after Baam reveals to her that he needs to continue going forward since he not only knows about Arlen Grace's existence (who Rachel knows about), but also has a new goal other than just continuously chasing after Rachel. Despite that, Baam allows Rachel to take part in the test that will provide the location of the Floor of Test's Thorn, but she ends up getting poisoned and knocked out during said test. However, Baam makes a deal with the Great Family leader, Po Bidau Gustang, to have her healed in return for agreeing to help Gustang with a task he needs done. Upon waking up, Rachel sees that an item was left for her; not knowing that it was from Gustang.


  • Anti-Hero: The author's blog says that she's one of these. She is certainly one of the most ruthless characters.
    • Classical Anti-Hero: Her real introduction at the end of the first volume is devoted specifically to showing her lack of classical heroic qualities, and one of the main themes of the story seems to be deconstructing just what those qualities mean.
    • Nominal Hero: Also possible, although it's hard to tell for sure since we don't know her full motivations or the details of the deals she's struck; it's possible that she's another type of anti-hero or just a straight-up villain.
    • Hero of Another Story: She certainly sees herself as the heroine of, at the very least, her own tale. She wants to make it the main one, however. But, as we mainly get to see things from Baam and company's side, we've pretty much only got her word on that. See below.
    • Hero Antagonist: Another possible angle. Sure, she could be somewhat delusional in her goals and her behavior is far from nice, but they directly connect in many ways with those the Zarhard batch of Irregulars seem to have had when they were climbing. And, they are considered heros, however much the reader may agree or disagree with the outcome. Baam and company are the really odd ducks, by current Tower standards. So, the friction between Rachel and Baam could be seen as more clashing cultural interpretations of appropriate forms of heroism than a simple case of hero vs villain. But, of the two sides, Rachel is definitely down in the darker shades of morally grey by readers' standards.
  • Arch-Enemy: To Koon and Androssi, who both hate her for her manipulative nature and past relantionship with Baam.
  • The Beast Master: Po Bidau Gustang leaves her with a gift, a ferocious invisible beast loyal to her.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Attempts to kill Baam by pushing him into dark waters to be eaten, and has continued keeping up the act of being a helpless damsel in front of Aguero for five years afterwards. And he knew, and she knew he knew; she was only keeping up the act so he wouldn't know she knew he knew and so when the time came she could stab him in the back first.
  • Can't Catch Up: Her manipulation skills are top-notch, but her over-reliance on having strong allies to do the dirty work means many of her own skills don't grow as fast as they could, leading to Aguero outperforming her as a Light Bearer when they face each other in the Hell Train arc. The Irony there is... she actually performed pretty much at Aguero's level as a Light Bearer when they both started out, with a whole lot less practice under her belt (like Baam, the Tower was, for her, an eye-opener of new experiences). Which argues that her native skill (added to Irregular loophole bonuses) would actually be easily into genius levels, if she bothered to hone and exercise it.
  • Cool Teacher: For all her faults, she's actually pretty good at teaching when she puts her mind to it. Just ask Baam, who still thinks what she did for him was pretty cool, ulterior motives or not.
  • The Dulcinea Effect: What started out simple gets deconstructed like you wouldn't believe. Rachel is very good at playing Dulcinea, but she's a lot more poisonous than she is innocent, and uses her resulting Wounded Gazelle Gambits for her own reasons on just about everybody. Baam was never entirely fooled by her, but his relationship was too important for him to make a fuss about the details for a very long time. And, it is justified in that she was the first person he can remember having any relationship with. This ain't healthy on many, many counts. Including for her world view and mental health, let alone his. Or, anybody else's.
  • Entitled Bastard: When Zahard's forces take Rachel and some of Baam's companions as hostages, Endorsi rescues Baam's companions while leaving Rachel's behind. Despite everything she herself has done, including escaping traps intended to kill Baam's companions and leaving them to die, Rachel feels outrage that Endorsi didn't rescue her too.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Aguero. Both are lighthouse users who are skilled at manipulating others, and both are/were friends with Baam. However, Aguero learns to respect his allies enough to get his hands dirty to work alongside them and even grows to care for them enough to let them strike out more-or-less on their own in a widespread network of interconnections he can call on; while Rachel mostly sees her allies as tools to get her up the Tower, so she can easily completely dump them the minute they become less effective.
  • Face–Heel Turn: While there's evidence suggesting she was a Manipulative Bitch even when she met Baam, she did sincerely care for him. The combination of Baam being The Chosen One and her being manipulated by Headon turned her away from that. However, while this was her Face–Heel Turn chronologically, in story, she's presented as taking this when she pushes Baam into the lake.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Is extremely jealous of Baam's status as The Chosen One, and it was that jealousy that made her want to climb the Tower herself instead of letting Baam have all the glory.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: Her main motive. She wants to be the heroine of the story, and will attempt to jam herself into that position by any means necessary. She even tries to get rid of her original body and replace it with a completely different one generated from her idealized self.
  • Hero Killer: In Season 2 Ep 227, she kills Akraptor while Wangnan is held hostage by Yura.
  • I Know You Know I Know: Was caught in a loop of this with Aguero for a while; he knows she's faking her illness and spies on her with his Lighthouse, but she knows his team is a fence to trap her because she spies on him with her Lighthouse. And, so on and so forth. As of this writing, everyone seems to know what everyone else knows about what they know, so this trope may no longer be in place. But, that could change.
  • Immune to Fate: Part of the Irregular package. Which plays a major part in completely messing with Hwa's ability to guide Baam through the Hell Train arc, although there are a few hints that misleading her goes back much further than that. There are unknowns about how much Rachel knows about her own "skill", and how much various people within FUG do.
  • Invincible Villain: Played with. On one hand, she and her allies are always one step ahead of Baam and co, to the point where they can Out Gambit Hwa Ryun, who managed to Out Gambit an opposing FUG faction. It helps that she's an Irregular and is harder for Guides to predict. On the other hand, her reluctance to get her hands dirty makes her seem ineffectual compared to many other tower climbers.
  • It Gets Easier: Invoked. She's shaken after killing Akraptor with her own hands, but she tells herself that she'll have to get used to it.
  • Irony: Given her and Baams' interlocking skill-sets, they'd be a pretty unstoppable, hard-to-manipulate, Wave Controller-Lighthouse Keeper and Irregular core to any Tower-shaking team. Shame she can't see that, due to wanting to be the I in Team. She practically hands the awesome over to Aguero, and ensures that everybody dances on others' strings.
  • Light Is Not Good: Has light skin, light blonde hair, uses a pseudonym of Michelle Light, and is a Light Bearer. Allthough her role as a villain isn't clear, she's still considered an antagonist to Baam is willing to use whatever (and whoever) she can to climb the Tower.
  • Manipulative Bastard: She is; particularly where Baam is concerned. However, Koon has generally seen through her ruses. Unfortunately, he hasn’t spotted all of them.
  • Mutual Envy: Princess Androssi Zahard is jealous of Rachel over how dedicated Baam is towards her and would gladly give up her princess privileges to be with him. On the opposite side, Rachel is jealous of Androssi for being a beautiful princess like a fairytale heroine, while her feelings towards Baam are mixed at best and consist largely of envy.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Downplayed and possibly subverted. She's shaken by how she killed Akraptor and got blood on her hands, but it's implied that she's merely too scared or nervous to do the deed herself easily, since she has no issue with her comrades killing others — however, she still battles with the realisation that not all on Baam's team may be as easily or lightly throw-away as she thought before rationalizing it within her "Tower Tale" framework.
  • Non-Action Big Bad: Invoked and played with (what her ultimate role as an antagonist actually is is far from clear). While she does have very solid Lighthouse abilities from the start of her climb, she admits that she'd rather just rely on stronger teammates to rise to the top.
  • Psychotic Smirk: Shows one after she detonates a bomb in Koon's heart, gloating about how she wanted to kill him with her own hands at the worst possible moment for him.
  • Smug Snake: Gleefully prances about her room when she thinks no one’s looking, and has given “there’s no way you could understand my motivation” rants before.
  • The Team:
    Koon's Original Season 2 Team: Rachel, Koon, Ran, Novick, Dan, Gyetang, Apple, and Michael.
    Rachel's Hell Train Dallar Show Team: Rachel, Hoaqin (White), Yura, Daniel, Raguel, Buelsar, Cassano, Traveller and Anna.
    Rachel's 43rd Floor Expedition Team: Rachel, Hoaqin (White), Yura, Cassano, and Traveller.
    Rachel's 43rd Floor Team: Rachel, Hoaqin (White), Yura, Traveller, Wangnan, and Miseng.
  • The Unchosen One/The Chosen Wannabe: Rareish anti-villainous (or whatever) example; kicking herself into a, if not the, protagonist role via Screw Destiny seems to be what motivates her entire plot arc. Headon basically seemed to promise her a way to become Unchosen, but... it remains to be seen if she can manage that. For now, she's a Wannabe with a very good shot. However, please note: if she hadn't tried to hijack Baam's Chosen One status in the first place, he'd still be stuck in that cave, bored out of his gourd and left not knowing enough to know that getting out was even possible. Additionally, she knows about Baam's role as Arlene Grace's child who will gain Enryu's Thorn and change the tower, but she still wants to take that role for herself.
  • We Can Rule Together: Once she discovers Wangnan has the same ring as Karaka and that he's the Prince of the Red-Light District, she asks him to team up with her in exchange for sparing Miseng and getting Cassano to return Horyang's half of their devil, which he reluctantly and grudgingly accepts — not just for Horyang's sake, but Miseng and Cassano's, too. Oh, and for a chance at Rachel: she's cool with it. Spotting a theme?
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: Pretends that her injury makes her unable to walk to manipulate others into helping her.

    Akryung 

Akryung

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Tower Position: Spear-Bearer

A huge, mysterious hulking monster of unknown origin; he kept Rak in check during the Crown Game, immediately passed the Spear Bearer's exam, and slaughtered everybody except Rachel and Androssi in the preliminaries. He may or may not be an Irregular, whether the comments about the Irregular in his team applied to him or Rachel is unclear as of now. He was 'prepared' by Headon to assist Rachel, according to Yu Han Sung, although what that means - whether he's actually taking the test, or, for that matter, whether he's actually alive - is unknown. However it does more or less confirm that he isn't an Irregular.


    Ha Yura 

Ha Yura

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Tower Position: Light-Bearer

A popular D-Rank Regular of the Ha family who performs concerts as an idol singer. She's actually a part of Rachel's group, and boards the Hell Train to keep Baam from running into her. Yura's team faces off against Baam's team during the Train City tournament, which was revealed to be a trap set up by her and Rachel in order to keep everyone trapped at the fake tournament location while Team Rachel snuck away to steal the Hell Train for themselves.

Following the Hell Train's Dallar Show, Yura is one of the remaining Regulars still a part of Rachel's group as they make their way to the forbidden 43rd Floor.


  • Arc Villain: For Baam's team during the Train City tournament.
  • Black Sheep: A lesser variant. Word of God has noted her to be a "weirdo" of the Ha Family, having skills outside her family's muscle power and, although her spec is good, it isn't like the original Ha Family style, like Yuri's for example.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: When Baam angrily chastises her for nearly killing her fan, she basically mentions that her fans are expendable.
  • Cool Shades: Black sunglasses.
  • Dark Action Girl: Shows off her superiority in shinsoo usage in a one-on-one bet against Baam. Then we find out that her shinsoo mastery is only because she's carrying a support item that boosts her Shinsoo resistance. Her true combat capability is thus still unknown.
  • The Dreaded: Her family name puts a lot of people on edge, which is part of the reason she was able to create a team so easily.
  • Everything's Better with Sparkles: Heck, even her eyes sparkle.
  • Idol Singer: Her current profession. Though she appears to have quit the job in order to board the Hell Train.
  • Improbable Weapon User: She occasionally uses her suitcase as a weapon.
  • Jerkass: Not only does she not care about her current teammates (even killing one outright), she injures the person, Hana Yu, that she knows is a devoted fan of hers.
    • Jerkass Has a Point: Calls out Baam for being too clingy to Rachel. A lot of readers will agree that Baam chasing after Rachel does feel uncomfortable at times, even to the point where it comes off like Baam is stalking her. It doesn't help that immediately after this, Baam meets Rachel for the first time and completely flips out, telling her she's not allowed to leave him behind.
  • Lured into a Trap: Turns out that the "Crazy Ball" match was a trap set up by her in order to distract everyone away from Rachel's group taking over the Hell Train. She teleports away using her suitcase after Rachel makes her move.
  • Out of Focus: Her time in the spotlight is currently non-existent after joining up with Rachel's group on the Hell Train. However, she starts to get more screen-time following the Name Hunt Station arc.
  • Plot Device: Her teleportation suitcase.
  • Pre-Asskicking One-Liner: Walks up to an ongoing all-out brawl to ask everyone remaining to become her Hell Train team...which they do.
  • Revenge: Her mother was murdered by their own family, so she's joined FUG to get revenge against them and the rest of the ten families.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: Kills one of her Hell Train teammates for gloating about their team's first victory.
  • The Team:
    Yura's Hell Train Team: Yura and Danhwa.
    Rachel's Hell Train Dallar Show Team: Yura, Rachel, Hoaqin (White), Daniel, Raguel, Buelsar, Cassano, Traveller and Anna.
    Rachel's 43rd Floor Expedition Team: Yura, Rachel, Hoaqin (White), Cassano, and Traveller.
    Rachel's 43rd Floor Team: Yura, Rachel, Hoaqin (White), Traveller, Wangnan, and Miseng.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Self explanatory.

    Apple 

Apple

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Tower Position: Scout, Light-Bearer

Scout and information gatherer of Koon's season 2 team. Along with Michael, Apple turns out to be a mole for FUG who was tasked to lead Koon into FUG's trap on the 28th Floor.


  • Mission Control: Owns a Lighthouse and doubles as a Light Bearer for Aguero's Team.
  • The Mole: For FUG.
  • The Team
    Koon's Original Season 2 Team: Apple, Gyetang, Ran, Dan, Koon, Rachel, Novick, and Michael.
  • Uncanny Valley Makeup: Not as bad as some of the page's example, but Apple is notable to wear the most makeup of all the characters introduced so far.

    Michael 

Michael the Missionary

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Tower Position: Wave Controller

Medic and Wave Controller of Koon's season 2 team. Along with Apple, Michael turns out to be a mole for FUG who was tasked to lead Koon into FUG's trap on the 28th Floor.


  • Eyes Always Shut: A classic example. He keeps them shut when he puts up his facade, but opens them when he reveals his true persona as a member of FUG.
  • The Medic: With some Deadly Doctor thrown in on the side to complete the package.
  • The Mole: Apple's partner.
  • Nice Guy: Seems to be the most friendly of the team.
  • Nonindicative Name: Medic, not Missionary. And, a dangerous one, too: unless he suddenly whips out FUG pamphlets to post through the door, don't buy his shtick.
  • Perpetual Smiler: Always shown to be smiling
  • Stepford Smiler: He even smiles while poisoning Gyetang.
  • The Team
    Koon's Original Season 2 Team: Michael, Gyetang, Ran, Dan, Koon, Rachel, Novick, and Apple.
  • Troll: He joins a mission intended to sabotage Baam, partially because he was ordered, but he also states that he enjoys getting the chance to screw Koon over a second time.
  • Unmoving Plaid: His clothing


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