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Who am I? Who I am isn't important. What's is important is the identity of the man you did this to. The man you called a "zombie". The man with one kidney who woke on the table. Do you know where the other kidney is? In here. It's in here. He gave it to me. That man is my brother!
Hwang Jun-ho (Korean: 황준호) is a supporting protagonist in the first season of the South Korean Netflix drama show Squid Game. He is a police detective that infiltrated in the 2020 Squid Game by taking the identities of the staff members to look for his missing brother, Hwang In-ho. This led Jun-ho to find out not only what happened with his brother, but also discover the horrors of the games itself.
He is portrayed by Wi Ha-joon. In the English dub, he was voiced by Donald Chang.
Jun-ho is an incredibly brave, determined and strong-willed individual. He is also a caring, loyal and protective brother who is willing to go extreme lengths to save Hwang In-ho.
He shows to be very intelligent and stealthy, as he succeeds in stealing the identities of members of the masked staff and infiltrating the 33rd Squid Game. Switching between stolen masks, Jun-ho goes unnoticed for days and manages to hide even after the staff finds out about an intruder among them. While interacting with the staff members, Jun-ho is usually shown to be capable of remaining composed in order to maintain his disguise, even when he is being questioned by masked men that are suspicious of him. Discovering the horrors of the Squid Games and that they have been happening for decades, Jun-ho is sympathetic towards the players and shows to have a sense of justice, recording as much information as possible about the games to send all of it to the other police officers.
Although not much is known about his past and personal life, Jun-ho seems to be very close to his brother. He and his family notice In-ho's absence shortly after he left to the Squid Game Island and they immediately start to look for him. Jun-ho shows to be optimistic about In-ho's disappearance, or is at least is trying to reassure his mother when he tells her that In-ho is probably fine because he usually avoids calls from time to time. However, as soon as he finds out about the games, Jun-ho shows no hesitation to infiltrate the masked staff. He decides to go and confront the entire Squid Game organization by himself, risking his own life to find In-ho. Upon discovering about the trafficking organ conspiracy and thinking that In-ho was not only murdered but also desecrated by the conspiratorial masked men, Jun-ho shows anger for the first time. He becomes so furious that he immediately tries reach for his revolver, almost blowing his cover.
Finding out that the Front Man is actually his brother and that In-ho is the leader the masked men, causes Jun-ho to be so shocked that he becomes speechless. Despite infiltrating the games and going so far just to find him, Jun-ho refuses In-ho's offer to come with him while his brother is attempting to ensure his safety. The refusal shows how horrified Jun-ho is at the revelation, becoming confused and heartbroken for his brother.
The creator of the series said that one of the plotlines he wants to explore in season two is the story of the Front Man and his brother Jun-ho.
Wi Ha-jun (Jun-ho's actor) also said he hopes his character will return alive, as he would like to see more about the relationship between the two brothers in season 2.
Despite the Netflix Squid Game Wallpaper portraying Jun-ho holding a triangle mask, he never wears one throughout the show, Jun-ho only wears the circle mask he obtained from worker Number 29 and the square mask from an executed manager.