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Why You Have to Love Kang Sae Byeok

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Blessing Iyamadiken
Blessing Iyamadiken is a media and marketing specialist with 4 years experience in the industry of digital marketing, publishing and advertising. She is also a feminist and very passionate about Gender Equality. In her spare time, she loves to read or binge on Netflix.

Kang Sae Byeok is a fictional character in the Netflix series, Squid Game. Played by first-time actress, Jung HoYeon, Kang Sae Byeok is a North Korean defector who was the last woman alive in the Squid Game.

How did Kang Sae Byeok die?

Player 067, Kang Sae-Byeok’s death came in the 8th episode after she was badly injured in the glass bridge challenge. At the end of the challenge, the bridge exploded and sent shards of glass flying through the air. One of those shards badly injured her.

However, that wasn’t the cause of her death. After completing the glass bridge challenge, she was one of the 3 finalists alongside player 456 (Seong Gi-hun) and player 218 (Cho Sang-woo).

They were treated to a luxury meal and after the meal, the plates and cutlery were taken away except the knife. Each finalist took the knife and kept it with them. Later that night, Gi-hun discovers Kang Sae Byeok’s wound and attempts to call for help. At his back, Sang-woo takes the opportunity to kill Sae Byeok.

Here are reasons why you have to love Kang Sae Byeok

She is very intuitive

You know how they say women are very intuitive. Kang Sae Byeok represents the voice in our heads. Very calculating and watchful. As the series unfolds, we see why she doesn’t trust anybody.

Kang Sae Byeok has been through so much

Her grandmother and grandfather were burned in a fire when a plague-ravaged her town. Her mother is stuck in North Korea, her brother is in an orphanage in South Korea. It is so hard to not feel for her.

She is a fighter

Sae Byeok is a North Korean defector, and we all know that in itself is no easy feat. She has a resilient spirit and she keeps fighting no matter what.

She has heart

We saw how she felt about the death of Ji Yeong. She showed us how much heart she had when she had that long conversation with Ji Yeong. It was so beautiful to watch the bonding of two strangers turned sisters.

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