The “Squid Game” Characters Ranked From Worst To Best – BuzzFeed

So many emotions over these damn characters.

🚨 Warning: this post contains major Squid Game spoilers! 🚨

Like just about everybody else in the world, I finished Squid Game a couple of weeks ago and have not been able to stop thinking about it since.


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Specifically, the characters. There are just so many loveable ones…and then there are those who are just evil scum. So I thought I’d rank them all by how much I want them to die vs how much I want them on my team. Here they are, from worst to best…

17.

Oh Il-nam


Netflix

THIS PIECE OF SHIT HAD US ALL FOOLED!!!! I CAN’T BELIEVE I CRIED FOR HIM!!!!!!!! AND HE WAS BEHIND THE WHOLE TORTURE GAMES ALL ALONG!!!

What a bastard. The fact he was charming only makes it hurt worse. He didn’t care about anyone’s feelings — anyone’s LIFE — but his own. Scum. 

16.

The VIPs


Netflix

Absolute detestable pigs. Also…the worst acting on the show. Painful to watch. Hate everything here. 

15.

The organ harvesting staff


Netflix

These guys are rapey vultures. *Shudder*

14.

Jang Deok-su


Netflix

He’s a ruthless bully who gives no fucks about killing anyone and everyone getting in his way. Somehow, in Squid Game, he’s still not the worst. 

13.

The Religious Guy


Netflix

Technically he’s not THAT bad I guess, but he annoys me more than just about every other character. I’m sorry.

12.

Cho Sang-woo


Netflix

He put himself first every step of the way, betraying his friends in big and small ways — after being in a bad financial situation because he actually defrauded others. He’s not a good guy. But…he really loves his mom? Still, I can never forgive him for Ali or Sae-byeok. 

11.

Hwang In-ho


Netflix

I have SO MANY QUESTIONS about In-ho. How did he go from donating his kidney to his brother to KILLING him and working for the game? He’s awful… but intriguing. 

10.

The rest of the staff


Netflix

It’s easy to hate faceless drones, but not as easy as it is to hate everyone else on this list before them.

9.

The Doctor


Netflix

What he does is perhaps no worse than what others do… but it’s still so repugnant. Wasn’t sad to see him die.

8.

The Red Light, Green Light doll


Netflix

She’s creepy as hell and totally murderous, but also iconic! She’s only doing what she was programmed to do, after all. 

7.

The Recruiter


Netflix

Look, he’s hot, he can slap me any time, I’m not even sorry. 

6.

Han Mi-nyeo


Netflix

She was a much more layered and interesting character than she seemed to be at first, and frankly a lot of fun to watch, even when she was doing nasty shit.

5.

Hwang Jun-ho


Netflix

He’s smart, determined, and seems really caring — he went to so much effort to try and find and save his brother — or at least discover what happened to him — only to end up shot by him. Poor Jun-ho. Here’s hoping he gets justice if there is a Season 2!

Also, yes, he’s a total babe.

4.

Seong Gi-hun


Netflix

Gi-hun is a huge surprise because in the first episode it was sometimes difficult to have sympathy with him, but as the story unfolds and we learn more about him and his background, it’s hard not to be swept up in his humor, his enthusiasm, and his attempts to do the right thing even in the most brutal circumstances. Still, I wish he’d just got on that goddamn plane.

3.

Ji-yeong


Netflix

She’s an angel who deserved so much better than what she got! Including the limited screentime — it would have been great to learn more about her. But what we did get was enough to embed her in our hearts forever. 

2.

Ali Abdul


Netflix

Speaking of characters who deserved better…will I ever recover from Sang-woo’s betrayal of Ali? It seems unlikely. He was too kind and trusting for his own good. I can’t even talk about it. 

1.

Kang Sae-byeok


Netflix

She’s tough and sometimes does bad things, but for very good reasons. All she wants is to protect her family and go to Jeju Island. She’s really quite pure and NEEDS TO BE PROTECTED AT ALL COSTS. Damn you, Sang-woo!

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