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Top 12 legendary villains of Korean dramas

Here is a list of villains that everyone wants to avoid on the Korean screen.

From merciless murderous men, abusive leaders to cunning immortals… these are the top villains on the Korean screen.

1. Ok Eul Tae (Lee Joon) in Bulgasal: Immortal Souls (2022)

Ok Eul Tae is an immortal and cunning being.  He manipulates people to get what he wants, and at the same time drinks human blood to survive.

Ok Eul Tae-Lee Joon-Bulgasal Immortal Souls

2. Park Joong Heon (Kim Byung Chul) in Goblin (2016)

Park Joong Heon is a cunning and greedy official who can do anything for his ambition and selfishness.  In addition to brainwashing a king, Park Joong Heon is willing to kill his entire family for money and power.

Park Joong Heon-Kim Byung Chul-Goblin

3. Baek Hee Sung (Kim Ji Hoon) in Flower Of Evil (2020)

Baek Hee Sung is a serial killer in the drama.  He manipulates his family to hide his mental illness, cover up his murder cases.

Baek Hee Sung-Kim Ji Hoon-Flower Of Evil

4. Jang Joon Woo (Ok Taecyeon) in Vincenzo (2021)

Jang Joon Woo is the head of Babel Pharmaceuticals.  However, he played the role of a gentle, innocent young intern in Wusang Law Firm.  He abused, manipulated his brother mentally and physically to commit crimes. 

Jang Joon Woo-Ok Taecyeon-Vincenzo

5. President Jang Dae Hee (Yoo Jae Myung) in Itaewon Class (2020)

As the villain in Itaewon Class, Jang Dae Hee, in addition to covering up his company’s illegal activities, also used money and power to oppress others.  He always treats his subordinates and opponents like dogs and chickens and always forces them to apologize even though they are victims.  And it was Jang Dae Hee who pushed the life of the male lead Park Sae Ro Yi (Park Seo Joon) into a bad situation.

Jang Dae Hee-Yoo Jae Myung-Itaewon Class

6. Ju Dan Tae (Um Ki Joon) in Penthouse (2020-2021)

One of the unforgettable villains of the Korean screen in recent times is Penthouse‘s Ju Dan Tae Ju Dan Tae is essentially a villain, a murderer.  He is also deceitful, selfish, and cruel to his own children and wives.

Ju Dan Tae-Um Ki Joon-Penthouse

7. Queen Cho (Kim Hye Jun) in Kingdom (2019-2020)

Queen Cho is the evil stepmother of the Crown Prince.  She colluded with her father, employing evil tactics like pretending to be pregnant and killing people to secure her power and dethrone Lee Chang.

Queen Cho-Kim Hye Jun-Kingdom

8. Sigma (Kim Byung Chul) in Sisyphus: The Myth (2020)

Sigma is a deranged villain in the sci-fi horror series Sisyphus: The Myth.  Due to a difficult childhood, fear of being abandoned, and loneliness, he manipulated time and events in his favor to destroy the world.

Queen Cho-Kim Hye Jun-Kingdom

9. Min Joon Kook (Jung Woong In) in I Can Hear Your Voice (2013)

He is a monstrous murderer, who often plays cruel tricks on his victims through a phone with a creepy ringtone and leaving it in their houses.  He was jailed for 10 years for murder but, as soon as he was released, he continued to commit crimes.

Min Joon Kook-Jung Woong In-I Can Hear Your Voice

10. Kim Joo Young (Kim Seo Hyung) in Sky Castle (2018)

She works as a tutor.  She tries to approach upper-class families to manipulate their minds and confuse them, even putting students in mortal danger.  She even brought the peaceful life of many families to the risk of collapse.

Kim Joo Young-Kim Seo Hyung-Sky Castle

11. Cho Cheol Gang (Oh Man Seok) in Crash Landing On You (2020)

Cho Cheol Gang is the Commander-in-Chief of the North Korean Armed Forces Security Bureau.  He hides corruption, criminal activities, and does everything to protect his interests.

Cho Cheol Gang-Oh Man Seok-Crash Landing On You

12. Lee Jae Kyung (Shin Sung Rok) in My Love From The Star (2013)

He’s the heir to the S&C Corporation who constantly harms his brother’s high school friend.  Lee Jae Kyung is crazy about doing what he wants to do, no matter how bad it is.

Lee Jae Kyung-Shin Sung Rok-My Love From The Star
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