Article: Top 10 Unforgettable Villains Of The K-Drama Industry

What makes a drama or a movie blockbuster? It's their characters and the right casting. A good movie is always recalled for its protagonist. But, what makes the main character the hero of the plot? The answer is a villain. A villain is a character in the plot's story that does all the ill jobs to make the hero outshines the story. The villain's role is usually designed in a way, that is unlikeable to the audience. But sometimes, the villain's character is so strong that it becomes unforgettable for the audience.

1. Park Joong Heon- Goblin 

Goblin is considered one of the most successful K-Dramas ever and is still remembered by the people for its magical storyline. The romantic thriller stars Gong Yoo, Kim Go-Eun, Lee Dong-Wook, Yoo In-Na, etc. Park Joong Heon ( Kim Byung-Chul) did a fantastic job as a character in the grey shade. His strong and manipulative character manipulates the king to fulfill his greed. He was appreciated by the critics and the audience for his extraordinary performance.


2. Jang Dae-Hee- Itaewon Class

Itaewon Class is one of the people’s favorite dramas and is widely loveable because of its fresh and inspiring storyline and the actor performance. The series starred Park Seo-Joon, Kim Da-Mi, Yoo Jae-Myung, and Kwon Nara. Jang Dae-HEE ( Yoo Jae-Myung) played the antagonist, who is emotionless and ruthless. He is stroked by the glamour and glitters of success and uses its power in the wrongful doings. He wants his incompetent yet aggressive son to be the company& heir. But, there's a competent protagonist man who is better deserving.


3. Jang Joon Woo- Vincenzo

Vincenzo is thriller drama series, that has every element to be called a superhit. The romance, suspense, and action it has it all. Most villains are known for their scary-looking faces, but Vincenzo gave us a handsome looking bad-guy. He plays the role of a cunning CEO who can do anything to achieve his goal. He killed his own family to be at the top. The story has some spine-chilling moments that make viewers bite their nails.


4. Jang Mi Kwan- Strong Woman Do Bong Soon

Strong Woman Do Bong Soon is a light-hearted romantic love story of a girl. She has supernatural powers, and her significant other is the owner of the game designing company. The romantic thriller series stars Park Bo-Young, Park Hyung-Sik, and Ji Soo. Jang Mi Kwan is the antagonist who wears a scary mask, kidnaps women, and confines them in cells. He received appreciation for his performance because it was his debut role.


5. Shin Sung Rok- My Love From The Star

Shin Sung Rok, the scary-looking being played the role of a sociopath. He tries to silence the female lead and potentially kill her. He passionately wants everything and is ready to do whatever it takes. The fantasy-filled series starred Jun-Ji Hyun, Kim Soo-Hyun, Park Hae-Jin, Yoo In- Na, etc. Park Ji-Eun wrote the drama's plot, and Jang Tae-Yoo directed the series.


6. Kang Hee Soo- Boys Over Flowers

Kang Hee-Soo ( Lee Hye-Young) played the character of an antagonist who is the male lead's mom. She is not in favor of his son's romantic relationship. As, the female lead comes from a poor background. The romantic-comedy series starred Lee Min-Ho, Kim Hyun-Joong, Ku Hye-Sun, Kim So-Eun, etc. The drama series got released in 2009.


7. Cho Cheol-Gang- Crash Landing On You

Cho Cheol-Gang is the higher officer of the State Security Department who uses his position and connections to commit various crimes. He was the main antagonist and was cunning, corrupt, and loathsome. The romantic drama starred Hyun Bin, Son Ye-Jin, Kim Jung-Hyun, etc.


8. Kim Joo Young

Kim Joo Young ( Kim Seo Hyung) is the female antagonist who had a traumatic childhood because of which she became emotionally unstable. She had no sympathy for anyone. In the drama, she manipulates and brainwashes students, which ultimately causes damage to their mental health. The psychological mystery series starred Lee Tae-Ran, Yum Jung-Ah, Yoon Se-Ah, Oh Na-Ra, etc.


9. Uhm Ki Joon- The Penthouse

Uhm Ki Joon, who played the character of Joo Dan Tae, is the most stone-chilling antagonist you'll ever see. He used to emotionally and physically abuse his family. He was a sociopath who could kill anyone to protect his pride. He doesn't know how to love or be sympathetic toward a human being. The series starred Lee Ji-Ah, Kim So-Yeon, Yoon Joong-Hoon, Shin Eun-Kyung, etc.


10. Jo Sung Ha- Save Me

Jo Sung Ha played the character of Baek Jung Gi in the series. He is a spiritual leader at a local church who looks gentle, soft, and trustworthy. But, In reality, he is the opposite of all. He uses his spiritual image to brainwash and manipulate local people.  He seems calm and angelic but is a devil inside, which makes him creepier.