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Bastards!
~ Player 278 last words.

Player 278 is a supporting antagonist of the first season of the South Korean Netflix drama series Squid Game. After joining the 33rd Squid Game, he becomes a member of Jang Deok-su's team.

He was portrayed by Kwak Ja-Hyoung.

Personality

Not much is known about him, but Player 278 seemed to be completely loyal and respectful to Jang Deok-su until the Marble game, as he was willing to follow all of his orders if it meant it would help him get further into the games. However, during the Marble game, he quickly becomes cocky as he is about to win and cause the death of his "boss" and even tells him that he was not truly his minion, showing he was never really loyal to him in the first place.

Player 278 is shown to be rude, arrogant and vulgar. He continually makes fun of his "boss" during the Marble game, including a joke where he says he is good at putting things in holes, then makes a sexual gesture with his hand. Upon first meeting Han Mi-nyeo, he also sticks his tongue out at her in a lewd manner when Deok-su makes a dirty comment about having sex with her if given the opportunity.

Biography

Not much is known about Player 278. He joined the Squid Game with 455 other players and manages to survive the first game (Red Light, Green Light).

After rejoining the Squid Game, Player 278 teams up with Jang Deok-su's group. In the start of the second game, he sides with Deok-su in picking the star for his shape. During the game, he struggles to carve the shape of the sugar honeycomb until he sees Seong Gi-hun licking the honeycomb. He alongside the other players copy Gi-hun's tactic and he manages to carve out his shape before time ran out. During the night, after realizing that killing players is allowed outside the games and each kill increases the amount of money inside the pig bank, Player 278 helps Deok-su's group to attack and murder other contestants. In the following day, he participates in the Tug-of-War game with Deok-su's team and they win against team 7.

During the next game, teams up with Deok-su, saying he will help his "boss" to win, however, they soon learn they will be playing against each other. During the Marble game, he almost ends up winning against Deok-su as he kept guessing his marbles correctly every time. Player 278 becomes cocky and provokes Deok-su because he knows the gangster is scared of losing.

Deok-su then demands to switch marble game and the Masked Soldier accepts his request, to Player 278's frustration. They start a challenge where they toss all their marbles in a hole. Near the end, each of them have one marble left and Deok-su misses the hole, making Player 278 become confident about his own victory. However, when Player 278 throws his last marble, it accidently hits a pebble and pushes Deok-su's marble inside the hole, giving his opponent the win.

Losing the game causes Player 278 to freak out and he ends up running away to avoid getting killed by the Masked Soldiers, but ends up running into another solider and screams "Bastards!" before being eliminated by the guard.

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Trivia

  • Player 278 is the only main teammate of Deok-su's group to not have his first and third numbers matching.

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