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People Think These ‘Dead’ Squid Game Characters Could Have Survived

People Think These ‘Dead’ Squid Game Characters Could Have Survived

Eagle-eyed fans reckon they've spotted a few characters who could have survived and could be in a second season

Claire Reid

Claire Reid

Heads up - this article contains Squid Game spoilers, so if you're one of the four people left who hasn't seen it and wants to enjoy it spoiler-free, click away now.

With just about everyone on the entire planet having worked their way through Netflix's Squid Game in recent weeks, fans are already hoping that a second season might be on the cards.

Now, for those of you who have seen it, it seems unlikely that we'll be seeing any of the same characters back for a second helping - with the exception of Seong Gi-hun, of course.

However, eagle-eyed viewers reckon they've spotted a couple of characters who could have slipped the net and are not actually dead at all.

Remember Hwang Jun-ho? The poor bloke who was finally reunited with his brother Jun-ho, but then ended up hurtling off the edge of a cliff?


Well, think back and you'll remember that we never actually saw a body - so it's not completely beyond the realms of possibility that the detective somehow survived and made his way back to the mainland.

And it seems this particular theory even has the backing of Jun-ho actor Wi Ha-jun.

Speaking to Deadline, he revealed that he would love it if his character had somehow survived and was able to come back for a second helping.

He told the publication: "I'm dying to know what happened to him. I want him to return alive, find his brother and ask him tons of questions. As a brother, I would ask him sincerely.

"As a detective, I want to explore the overall secrets behind the game as well.

"I really hope to see Jun-ho come back alive and explore all these questions. I hope to see a more brotherly-love side of their relationship as well."


According to Digital Spy, fans don't think Jun-ho is the only possible survivor with viewers hopeful that Ali Abdul, played by Anupam Tripathi, could have gotten out alive - as we never actually saw him get shot.


Yeah, fair play - that one is a bit of stretch, but let's stretch further while we speculate over the 'death' of Kang Sae-byeok.

Of course, we all saw poor Sae-byeok put through the ringer with a knife to the neck and a glass shard shoved right into her abdomen.

Sae-byeok ended up in a coffin, which was probably a relief after what she'd been through, but as we were never shown her dead body and her death was never announced over the public address system, there's a slim chance she could have escaped the coffin before the fire came along.

If you fancy coming up with your own theories - Squid Game is streaming on Netflix right now.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: TV and Film, Netflix, Squid Game