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  • Catharsis Factor: Virtually anytime a villain gets their just deserts.
  • Draco in Leather Pants: COMPLETELY AVERTED! Not a single one of the evil characters ever get this treatment.
  • Evil Is Sexy: Actively averted, as whenever a beautiful-looking character is doing something villainous (especially rape) they will either have extremely distorted facial expressions while doing it, or they weren't pretty to begin with.
    • Downplayed with the unnamed conman with a bandana who was the Arc Villain in chapters 34-38. He has some menacing facial expressions, but none of them reach the point of Uncanny Valley, and therefore his looks aren't very hindered, even when he makes an Oh, Crap! face when things go south for him and his gang.
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  • Fan-Preferred Couple: Jae Yeol/Jay and Hyung Suk/Daniel. The fact that early on most female characters that directed their attention toward Hyung Suk/Daniel only did so for his new body's looks and that Jay does NOT judge people by their appearances and is willing to get beaten up and even face his fear of dogs for Daniel's sake only made it all the more appealing.
  • Fridge Brilliance: Why did Jae Yeol lose in chapter 49? He let his anger get to him, for Systema to properly work has the practitioner to keep a clear mind and not let their emotions get to them.
  • Heartwarming Moments
    • Every time Hyung Suk's mom appears. Also a Tear Jerker, when you see despite their poverty, how much she sacrifices for her son.
    • Hyung Suk going out of his way to befriend fellow losers Ji-Ho and Duk Hwa.
    • Jae Yeol giving Hyung Suk 10 bags of his old clothes for his birthday after overhearing how poor he was.
  • Ho Yay: With so many guys in the cast, this was inevitable.
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    • Zack was is a little bit too into Daniel when drunk, to the point of almost kissing him.
    • Vasco and Jace are the prime example of Heterosexual Life-Partners in the series, especially emphasized by Jace's incredible protectiveness towards the former.
    • Seriously, any guy who spends a long time around Vasco is likely to start admiring him, with Daniel himself being a good example.
    • Really, the very first time they met, Daniel and Johan became a gold mine for this.
    • Olly Wang's admiration of James Lee and rabid fixation over Eli Jang goes beyond platonic levels.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Logan Lee, Daniel's bully turned out to be one. While he was always the rough type, it was only after his girlfriend cheated on him with a handsome classmate that he finally snapped and since than had developed a massive degree of Inferiority Superiority Complex towards handsome guys, with his bullying of Daniel being just one of his outlets. It doesn't excuse his past actions, but it does make them (somewhat) more understandable.
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  • The Scrappy: Pretty much any bully (except perhaps the one with the bandana and who was more of a cocky conman than anything else, unlike the far more brutal examples) and any of the guys and/or girls who are more interested in someone's looks than anything else.
  • Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped: The moral lessons are delivered with the subtlety of a Megaton Punch.
    • Do not EVER judge a book by its cover.
    • Respect your parents, they are willing to go through all kinds of endeavors just for your sake.
    • Only your persistent hard work and efforts can help you overcome people's (initial) perception of you.
    • No, even if you are discriminated by society because of your ugliness, just screaming around like a Spoiled Brat and never facing the challenges of life head-on by using said past discrimination as an excuse, is NOT an option.
  • Ron the Death Eater: Some of the female characters get this treatment, especially Daniel's possible love interests and ESPECIALLY Zoe Park/Park Ha Neul.
  • The Woobie: Just pick a character who isn't a Jerkass.
    • Daniel had gone through loads and loads of emotional trauma due to the bullying he went through due to being fat and coming from a poor family.
    • Vasco himself endured despicable levels of violence at the hands of his bullies, to the point of them carving profane words on his body.
  • Tear Jerker: So many of these. Needs its own page.
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