Squid Game: Why [SPOILER] Had To Be The Winner

Squid Game sees an assortment of endearing and interesting figures die within its episodes – so why did they choose one particular character to win?

Warning: Contains spoilers for Squid Game.

Squid Game is a complex survival drama that uses death games to tackles themes of crime, injustice, and wealth inequality – but why did Seong Gi-hun (Lee Jung-jae) emerge as the final winner? Squid Game protagonist Gi-hun is also known as player 456, a number that’s also on his Squid Game tracksuit. Gi-hun also won 4,560,000 won after he betted on horses during his daughter’s birthday, which happens in episode 1 of Squid Game. These are the first telltale clues that Gi-hun is the fated winner of the 45.6 billion Korean won grand prize.

Like many of the other players in Squid Game, Gi-hun is a gambler who is extremely mired in debt. Gi-hun’s problems with gambling led him to lose his job, as well as his daughter and wife, from whom he is divorced. Apart from Gi-hun’s motivations of getting custody of his daughter and paying for his mother’s medical bills, his backstory is highly similar to that of his fellow desperate players. But since Gi-hun is the protagonist, it is he whom viewers first see being recruited by The Salesman (Gong Yoo of Train to Busan and Coffee Prince). In the final titular game, Gi-hun and his childhood friend Cho Sang-woo (Park Hae-soo) face off against each other, and Gi-hun emerges as the winner and sole Squid Game survivor.

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