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Overview

Han Shinwoo (Kor. 한신우) is a human and one of the supporting characters of the series. He is a student of Ye Ran High School and the first person to befriend Rai after he wakes up from his 820-year slumber. He is also an incredibly skilled martial artist and Ikhan's best friend.

Appearance

Shinwoo is an energetic and athletic teenager with bright red hair and blue eyes. He is almost always seen with a bandage over the bridge of his nose. He is fit and extremely attractive.

Personality

He is well-known within the city to be skilled in martial arts and is feared by many gangs. He is known to defend those that cannot defend themselves even when he is not strong enough either as shown in his fight with Shark. Shinwoo is often shown sleeping (and drooling) in class and slacking off. Though he is shown as a lazy student, he is also very courageous and would protect his friends at all costs. He often tends to be late for school due to over-sleeping. He enjoys playing video games.

Background

Han Shinwoo is a student in Ye Ran High School who is popular in the locality because of his excellent martial skills. Nothing about his family background is revealed.

Plot Overview

Volume 1

On the day of Rai's awakening, Shinwoo happens to meet him while rushing on his way to school. He is punished for being late and while running the laps under Pedro's surveillance, he meets the young man (Rai) he ran into previously. He takes Rai to the Chairman and later finds him in the same class as him. Shinwoo is the one who introduces Rai to Ramen and gradually becomes close to Rai at school, developing a bond which can be termed as friendship.
One evening while walking back home with Ikhan and Rai, Shinwoo hears Yuna's scream and saves her from the Infected. After that the children escorts Rai to the Chairman's residence (where they become frequent visitors from then on).
Shinwoo is targeted by the Infected and stays over at Ikhan's place as per their Principal's advice. Meanwhile Yuna is kidnapped by M-21 and M-24 in the process to smoke Shinwoo out of his hiding. Shinwoo and Ikhan go to rescue Yuna. There they find themselves against the Infected and Shinwoo has to fight him until Rai and Frankenstein arrive to rescue them.
Eventually he gets involved in many such strange fights against people with extra-ordinary powers. Rai and Frankenstein rescue him and others from trouble almost every time. Later he as well as the others are brainwashed for their own safety and so they remember nothing of the strange happenings.

Volume 2

Shinwoo and his friends return to their regular life. They know M-21 as the security guard of Ye Ran High (as they have been brainwashed to forget all the strange events of the past). They are soon joined by Im Suyi, their celebrity friend and after class they introduce her to their favorite haunt - Frankenstein's residence.
Two new students (Seira and Regis) transfer to Shinwoo's class. While returning from school in the evening, Shinwoo saves his new friends from being harassed by local delinquents. He defeats all of his opponents by himself but is stopped by M-21 from overdoing it. M-21 looks at the defeated members of the gang and is seen wondering to himself whether Shinwoo's body remembers the life threatening situation he was in a while back (before he was brainwashed).
One day, the children are to visit Frankenstein's house. While Ikhan and Suyi have already reached the place, Shinwoo and Yuna are left behind. On their way, Shinwoo and Yuna come across a foreigner being robbed by some local delinquents. Shinwoo confronts the thugs and quickly defeats them. He then returns the wallet to the foreigner, Takeo and apologizes to him on behalf of Korean citizens. Takeo confuses Shinwoo and Yuna for a couple on date, embarrassing them both. The three of them sit in a nearby cafe and enjoy conversation until Yuna receives a message from Suyi and remember that their friends are waiting. They take their leave from Takeo but little do they know that they are already targeted by Shark, a dangerous teammate of Takeo.
A few days later, while returning from school, the children are attacked and kidnapped by Hammer. They are used as hostage to capture Regis, who has been fighting Shark. They are then taken to DA-5's hideout. All the while, the children have been unconscious. Shinwoo and Ikhan wake up first and the girls also wake up soon after. They also find Regis injured and restrained. Shinwoo notices that the people around there are not ordinary kidnappers and asks who they are and why have they kidnapped them. Finding it annoying, Shark kicks his face into the ground. He is temporarily saved by Regis who wakes up and diverts Shark's attention from him.
Later, the children find M-21 there and recognize him instantly. Both M-21 and Regis try to deny any connection with the children in order to save them from Shark who has orders to kill any human witness. But their futile attempt fails. Shark is overjoyed and brutally attacks Regis. Shinwoo stands up for Regis and punches Shark in the face. He then gets the full attention and wrath of Shark who continues to beat him down. Unable to tolerate seeing Shinwoo almost beaten to death right before him, M-21 transforms to stop Shark. The children watch as M-21 and Regis fight to protect them until Rai arrives to rescue them all.
Once the battle is over, the children find themselves in Frankenstein's residence once again. They are faced with the reality that they have witnessed clashes of super-powered beings and none of their friends (Rai, Regis and Seira) nor their Principal is ordinary human. Furthermore, they learn that have undergone this experience once before and their memories have been erased of the knowledge. As the existence of Nobles has to be kept secret, the children will have to undergo brainwash once again. The children retort as they don't want to forget about their saviors but come to an understanding when Rai tells them that they did so not to be remembered but they had wished so.

Volume 8

Noticing that Rai has been looking weaker, the children decide to make something nice for him to eat. Shinwoo and Ik-Han volunteer to buy the ingredients and rush off after class. Having bought the ingredients, the two are playing games at a Speed PC room, while the girls (Yuna and Suyi) wonder where they could've rushed off too. Ik-Han wonders if they should get going, however, Shinwoo says there's still plenty of time, so they play another round of games. They are facing a group of guys who are playing games in the same PC room. The guys after suffering multiple humiliating defeats at the hands of "So_Handsome" (Shinwoo) and "Birdbrain" (Ik-Han), the guys are angry. One of the group spots that the two are in the same Speed PC room. After they finish the match, the group approaches Shinwoo and Ik-Han and ask the two of them to step outside. The gang thinking they have the pair outnumbered want to have a fight. Shinwoo tries talking them out of it, but the guys won't listen. Ik-Han tries to stop the guys from causing a scene only for one of the gang to pick him up by the collar. At this Shinwoo steps in and knocks him out, warning them against touching Ik-Han. At this the rest of the gang get involved and Shinwoo knocks most of them out with the others backing off. Shinwoo and Ik-Han leave and the bullies swear to get revenge on them.
The bullies have been wandering around looking for Shinwoo. They stop any students wearing the Ye Ran High School uniform, and take their picture to see if they're the guys the other group are looking for. When it's confirmed that they're not the ones, the students are beaten up and robbed of their phones and wallets. Shinwoo oblivious to all of this is sat at home, with no Ramen at home, he decides to go out and buy some. While walking down the street, his picture is taken by two of the bullies who were looking for him. After confirming that Shinwoo is the guy they were looking for, they keep him talking to stop him leaving. The rest of the gang arrives ready to take on Shinwoo. Upon realising that the group have been attacking and robbing students from his school, whilst looking for him, Shinwoo decides to stick around. Some older students from the same school as the gang appear, asking why they're messing with a student from Ye Ran, after being told not to, when the guys realise the student they're going to beat up is Shinwoo, they tell the group to forget it and leave, having faced Shinwoo previously.[1] It's too late however, since the group have begun to charge at Shinwoo. Shinwoo beats all of them up, and the older student tells them to stop, before they end up getting seriously injured. He talks to Shinwoo, and promises that all of the stuff, the gang stole will be returned. On a rooftop Dr. Aris having watched the entire incident, has taken an interest in Shinwoo.
A few days after the incident with the thugs, Shinwoo is at Frankenstein's house with his friends. Seira is cooking a meal for them, while Regis helps to serve the food. The children are talking about the story that was going around school earlier in the day, Suyi asks if Shinwoo and Ik-Han were responsible. Ik-Han denies this, however, Suyi disagrees. She tells them that since the kids at their school were attacked, by a gang looking for them, so they can't say they have nothing to do with it. Yuna agrees adding that some kids had their wallets and phones stolen. Shinwoo states that the guys said they'd return everything and not to worry. Suyi remembers the day in question and asks how they could cause trouble for other people, playing games at a PC room, and that when they showed up later than expected, they complained that it took forever to find the stuff they had to buy and had the girls massage their shoulders, because they were sore. Shinwoo and Ik-Han try to get Suyi to calm down and tell her it's no big deal. At this Suyi loses her temper. Shinwoo asks Rai for his thoughts, however, Rai remains silent. Shinwoo tries to defend himself saying that he hasn't really done anything wrong and that the two of them weren't even that late. Suyi yells they were two hours late. Shinwoo comments that Rai's face says that it's not such a big deal and why are they being harsh to their friends over nothing. Rai is confused by this and continues to remain silent. Suyi asks them what they're talking about and threatens them with a closed fist making the two jump.

Relationships

  • Cadis Etrama Di Raizel: Shinwoo is the first person to befriend Rai after he wakes up. When the entire school regards Rai like a celebrity, Shinwoo and his friends treat him normally.
  • Seira J. Loyard: It is shown that Shinwoo is starting to have feelings for Seira.

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  • Woo Ik-Han: Shinwoo and Ikhan are bosom friends despite their polar opposite characteristics. Their dominant common interest is gaming.
  • Seo Yuna: He has liked Yuna for a long time and it is disclosed that he confessed to her in past which led to an embarrassing situation. Since then they have been just good friends although Shinwoo still has some feelings for Yuna.
  • Im Suyi: Even though Suyi is a celebrity, Shinwoo, like Ikhan and Yuna, has a friendly relation with her.

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Powers & Abilities

Shinwoo is an amazing Martial Artist excelling in Taekwondo and Hapkido. He is well-known within the city to be skilled in martial arts and is feared by local gangs. Due to his exceptional skill and stamina, KSA was interested in recruiting him. Dr. Aris also took an unhealthy liking towards him while scouting for an experimental specimen.

Shinwooskills

Shinwoo's Martial Art skills; he easily defeats multiple human opponents

Physical Prowess

Shinwoo possesses enhanced strength, speed and durability. He is able to match the powers of M-24's Infected, and since then has been getting stronger. After his fight against D-A 5 member Shark he has gotten stronger as mentioned by M-21 when he easily defeats a group of KSA trainees, making him a sure candidate for a member of KSA. He also managed to beat a group of thug's easily where Dr. Aris became interested in him as an experimental subject.

  • Enhanced Strength: Even for normal human parameters, it's been quoted that Shinwoo possesses an incredible amount of strength, which he has displayed during his multiple battles; including those with the Infected. According to An Sangeen, even though he doesn't have big build, he uses his Center of Gravity, Turning force and timing of his hits work in a synergy to make the attacks stronger.
  • Enhanced Speed & Agility: It's been noted that one of Shinwoo's most incredible attributes is his speed, shown as he instantly disappeared when he went to aid Yuna right after she yelled for help. Mostly when fighting, Shinwoo uses his speed to dodge all the attacks while hitting the opponent at the same time. Alongside his speed, his agility and reflexes have increased during the progression of the series; to the point he was able to dodge one of Shark's attacks and counterattack at the same time.
  • Outstanding Durability: Shinwoo's most incredible strength relies in his durability, since he is able to endure attacks that would normally kill a human being; as shown when he took a beating from Shark and was even able to stand up against him one more time right after he threatened to kill his friends.

Martial Arts

Shinwoo has shown to have a lot of methods for fighting. He is usually shown to use a range of punches and kicks to defeat his opponent, but against the Infected, when he found out the simple attacks won't work, he started attacking the vitals slowly and steadily and making the body immobile. Even the infected who didn't feel any pain was starting to slow and stagger.

Battles

  • Shinwoo vs Infected
  • Shinwoo vs KSA trainee (chapter 208,209)
  • Shinwoo vs thugs (chapter 103, 405)

Trivia

  • He is known as "So_Handsome" on video games.[2]
  • Apparently, someone asked the author whether there was any connection between Shinwoo's inhuman capabilities (countering Shark means he has surpassed human limits) and the Band-aid on his nose. And the author pointed out that Frankenstein can create artifacts with his powers... (Unconfirmed)

References

  1. Chapter 103
  2. Chapter 404

Navigation

Characters
Rai's Group Rai · Frankenstein · M-21 · Tao · Takeo · Shinwoo · Ik-Han · Yuna · Suyi
Nobles Raskreia · The Previous Lord · Gejutel · Karias · Krasis · Kei · Ludis · Rael · Ragar · Rajak · Regis · Rozaria · Seira · Claudia · Edian · Gradeus · Ignes · Lagus · Roctis · Urokai · Zarga
Werewolves Muzaka · Maduke · Lunark · Kentas · Ashlyn · Garda · Dorant · Juraki · Grui · Gaitan· Kuharu · Mount · Drakon · Kaiyo · Gayare · Mirai · Urne · Uzhir · Gorma · Krano · Braang · Zaiga · Gaura · Gotaru · Bashum
Union Elders 1st Elder · Maduke · 3rd Elder · Roctis ·Lunark · Urokai · Zarga · 8th Elder · 9th Elder · Rostere · Muar · 12th Elder · Dr. Crombel
Union Agents & Members Dr. Aris · Bonerre · Geo · Hammer · Haydn · Ignes · Infected · Jake · Kalvin · Ked · Krantz · Lutai · Mark · Mary · Rodin · Shark · Taze · Yuizi · Yuri
KSA Lim Taesik · Sangeen · Yonsu
Others M-24

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