These characters create an even stronger effect on the audience than the main characters.
The dangerous and savage villains are usually a significant factor in successful Korean dramas, capturing the audience’s interest as much as the main character. The villain frequently creates a high level of tension and anxiety in the audience, especially when it comes to the villain’s plans for the main characters. The following are the five most well-known and unforgettable villains in Korean dramas.
1. Jang Dae Hee (Itaewon Class)
Jang Dae Hee (Yoo Jae Myung) is the CEO and owner of Jangga. He is the one who takes away the freedom, dreams, and ambitions of a young man Park Sae Royi (Park Seo Joon). Throughout the 16 episodes of Itaewon Class, Jang Dae Hee made viewers furious every time he appeared, proving that actor Yoo Jae Myung was successful in portraying Jang Dae Hee‘s evil side.
2. Jang Jun Woo (Vincenzo)
Jang Jun Woo (Taecyeon) is a shrewd villain with an odd attitude. He was always pleased when he saw someone hurt. The fact that a violent evil lurks beneath the quirky trainee’s look makes the spectator fearful of this character. Even after killing someone, he felt no guilt at all.
3. Baek Hee Sung (Flower Of Evil)
Baek Hee Sung is a frightening serial murderer who appears to have lost touch with his emotions. He even manipulates his parents into assisting him in covering up his crimes and wrongdoings, which is quite terrifying. The scene in which Baek Hee Sung appeared at Cha Ji Won‘s house to plan to kill her caused a nightmare for many viewers.
4. Ju Dan Tae (Penthouse)
In 2021, Ju Dan Tae (Uhm Ki Joon) might be one of the best Korean TV villains. He emotionally and physically assaulted his own family. Ju Dan Tae is also willing to kill anyone to rescue himself, has no remorse, and would rather witness the suffering of others than have his pride destroyed. Dan Tae appears to be devoid of humanity.
5. Mo Tae Goo (Voice)
Mo Tae Gu (Jang Hyuk) is a detective whose wife is brutally killed by a serial murderer. He spends his days investigating murders and doing everything it takes to apprehend the criminals. But, in the end, he was exposed as the perpetrator of all the crimes. Tae Gu‘s smirk after being arrested by police gave viewers goosebumps.