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May I take number 1? I lived my entire life hiding behind others like a coward. I have never been the star of my own life. I kept saying I shouldn't, but I always get scared. Even today, I chickened out and ended up choosing last again. I want at least once chance to be the owner of my life. As a confident man at the very front. Please.

Player 096 to Seong Gi-hun

Player 096 was a contestant in the 33rd Squid Game in 2020.


Player 096 has always been a cowardly man who has hid behind people. In the 5th game, though, he wishes to change his attitude and take the lead. His attitude quickly reverts to cowardly once he realizes what the game is.


Player 096 was in heavy debt and chose to enter a high-risk competition to win money. After waking up in a large room with 455 other people, he signed a contract and took his photo. He managed to survive the first game, Red Light, Green Light, after most of the contestants had been wiped out. Afterwards, like everyone else, he was shaken by the deaths of the contestants, when the prize money was finally revealed. A vote was held if the game should continue, but the majority voted no. However, those who were willing to return could, and he returned, along with most of the other players.

He managed to survive the second game, Sugar Honeycombs, and the third game, Tug of War, and beat his partner Player 229 in the fourth game Marbles, and survived until the fifth game, Glass Stepping Stones. For the game, when Player 456 wanted to take number 1, he asked 456 to let him take it instead, wanting to take control and make his own decision in life for once. However, it was soon revealed that the game was Glass Stepping Stones, meaning he would be the first to go.


Player 096 falling off the bridge to his death

He managed to guess the first panel correctly, and went on to the second, where he jumped onto the wrong panel and fell to his death.


Player 096's appearances
Episode One Episode Two Episode Three Episode Four Episode Five Episode Six Episode Seven Episode Eight Episode Nine

His dead body

Behind the Scenes

Player 096 was portrayed by actor Jung Woo-hyuk. The other 096 was played by an unknown extra.