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Ali Abdul from Squid Game

Ali Abdul (Anupam Tripathi) is a character in the Netflix Southern Korean survival drama, Squid Game. He is Player 199. Ali moved to South Korea from Pakistan with his wife and infant son, and he worked at a migrant factory prior to entering the games. Well-intentioned and gracious, Ali is friendly towards Seong Gi-hun and Cho Sang-woo. Unfortunately, Sang-woo tricks him in the marble game, which shows people will take advantage of the nice ones, especially in a game of survival.

Red-Hair Seong Gi-Hun from Squid Game

After the horrific experiences of Squid Game, Seong Gi-Hun (Lee Jung-Jae) is transformed both mentally and physically from when he was wearing his green tracksuit. Outwardly, his appearance juxtaposes an expensive tailored suit with a bright red dye job. Does the red hair symbolize that Gi-Hun is embracing his iconoclastic personality? Or the blood on his hands as well as the hands of the game organizers? Time will tell…

Ji-Yeong from Squid Game

Ji-Yeong (Lee Yoo Mi) is a character in the Netflix South Korean survival drama, Squid Game. She is Player 240. The audience first sees her sitting on the stairs while the players assemble their teams for Tug-of-War. Kang Sae-Byeok approaches her and says to join her team. They become friends and later pair up for the game of marbles. Rather than play immediately, the girls wait to the end so they can live longer. Introducing herself, Ji-Yeong shares that she was recently released from prison for killing her abusive father. She purposely loses the marble toss so Sae-Byeok can move forward, as she has a better purpose to win. In a tearful goodbye, she thanks Sae-Byeok for playing with her before getting shot in the head.

Cho Sang-woo from Squid Game

Cho Sang-Woo (Park Hae Soo) is a main character in the Netflix South Korean survival drama, Squid Game. He is Player 218 as well as the childhood friend of Seong Gi-Hun, who’s quite shocked to find him in the games. This is because Sang-Woo graduated from a prestigious business school and was destined for success. What they doesn’t know is that her son abused company funds and has a warrant for his arrest. Not even his mother, who sells fish at the local market, knows the truth. Unlike his friend, Sang-Woo will do whatever it takes to win the prize money, even if it means resorting to murder and betrayal.

Red Light, Green Light Robotic Girl

Red Light, Green Light Robotic Girl from Squid Game

In the Netflix drama Squid Game, contestants like Seong Gi-Hun and Kang Sae-Byeok compete in children’s games, surrounded by armed guards and under the threat of death. The first game they play is red light, green light, opposite Mugunghwa Girl, named for the Korean version of the children’s game. A large vintage animatronic girl with motion detector eyes, creepy would be an understatement.

The Front Man from Squid Game

The Front Man from Squid Game

In the hit Netflix show Squid Game, the Front Man (Lee Byung-Hyun) is the boss behind the scenes of the deadly game show Squid Game, overseeing the guards as well as contestants like Seong Gi-Hun and Kang Sae-Byeok. The front man’s identity is a mystery, and so are his motives.

Squid Game Guard

Squid Game Guard

In the hit Netflix show Squid Game, a large group of contestants including Seong Gi-Hun and Kang Sae-Byeok are recruited to participant in a survival game show for a cash prize. As the contestants play creepy children’s games and suffer violent demises, the Squid Game staff keep silent watch. The guards wear uniforms made of red jump-suits and black mesh masks that conceal their faces and display mysterious circle, square, and triangle shapes.

Kang Sae-Byeok from Squid Game

Kang Sae-Byeok (Ho-Yeon Jung) is a main character in the Netflix South Korean survival drama, Squid Game. Having fled from North Korea, she is now in foster care with her little brother. Quiet yet clever, Sae-Byeok profits by pickpocketing, which she learned from the gangster Jang Deok-Su, who ends up being player 101. When she bumps into Gi-Hun, she pickpockets the money he won from gambling. She enters the Game as player 067 to afford a broker who can find and retrieve her parents from the north.

Seong Gi-Hun from Squid Game

Seong Gi-Hun (Lee Jung-Jae) is the main character of the South Korean survival drama, Squid Game. He lives with his mother and works as a chauffeur. However, he owes many debts due to his gambling addiction, particularly betting on horse races. His daughter means the world to him, so when he learns she may be taken to the United States, Gi-Hun aims to get the money for custody. At the train station, he is approached man in a business suit, who asks him to play ddjaki. For each slap to the face, the man takes off one-hundred grand from his loss. When a bruised Gi-Hun finally wins, the man hands him a business card with a phone number. His desperation drives him to call and participate in the Game, where he becomes player 456.