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You betrayed me. Now you are going to die!
Han mi-nyeo to Jang Deok-su in VIPS

Han Mi-nyeo, also known as Player 212, was a contestant in the 33rd Squid Game in 2020.[1][2]

She was in debt and was a possible mother to a child. Through out the games, she becomes associates with multiple people, many of whom end up betraying her. She had a brief sexual relationship with Jang Deok-su. After she gets betrayed by Deok-su, she kills him and herself in a murder-suicide during Glass Stepping Stones.

Personality

A manipulative woman, she constantly seeks allies to gain protection and advantages during the game, sticking with the group that will favor her the most.[3] She constantly brings other women down to boost herself up, such as before the Tug of War where she insults Sae-byeok and Ji-yeong where she referred to herself as better than other girls.

History

She initially joins the Squid Game as a means to pay her significant financial debts.[4] At one point she claims to have a newborn child who she has not even named yet, though the truth of this statement is later questioned by her fellow contestants.[4][5]

After learning the fatal nature of the games following Red Light, Green Light in the first round, she begs to be set free, but after learning about the ₩45.6 billion prize money, she votes to continue the competition. She claims that life outside is just as difficult and dangerous as it is in the games.[5] She assists Kang Sae-byeok at one point in her attempts to learn more about the upcoming games, though she doesn't completely trust her. Later on in the games, she assists Jang Deok-su during the second-round game Sugar Honeycombs, which leads Deok-su to invite her into his team.[4]

Mi-nyeo and Deok-su have a brief sexual relationship, but he later expels her from his gang after learning the third round game is Tug of War and needs strong people. After which he replaces her in the Team 4 with physically stronger men. Mi-nyeo defects to Seong Gi-hun's team for the Tug of War game,[3] but afterward she has trouble finding new allies and is left without a partner for the fourth game. The other contestants believe she will be killed as a result,[6] but to their surprise she was spared and was able to participate in the fifth game, Glass Stepping Stones. During that round, she gets revenge against Deok-su for his betrayal by grabbing him around the waist and pulling them both off the bridge, causing both them to fall to their deaths.[7]

Appearances

Han Mi-nyeo's appearances
Episode One Episode Two Episode Three Episode Four Episode Five Episode Six Episode Seven Episode Eight Episode Nine

Behind the Scenes

Han Mi-nyeo was portrayed by actress Kim Joo-ryoung.

Trivia

  • She made one selfish act that helped benefit the other players. Specifically, during Glass Stepping Stones, where she took Jang Deok-su with her to fall to their deaths, and revealing the correct glass pane.
  • It is unknown if she really has a child.
  • She is possibly a con-woman, which is implied by her boasts of fraud.
  • She is the only character to be a part of both Jang Deok-Su's team and Gi-hun's team.
  • In the VIP room during Glass Stepping Stones, her number is seen as 202 instead of 212.

References

  1. Red Light, Green Light
  2. The overall competition is confirmed to be called Squid Game, and the 2020 game is confirmed to be the 33rd annual game, by the archived files Hwang Jun-ho reads in the episode "A Fair World".
  3. 3.0 3.1 Stick to the Team
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 The Man with the Umbrella"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Hell
  6. Gganbu
  7. VIPS
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