They say that a good Kdrama will always include a great villain. As much as you need an interesting main character, an effective villain role will oftentimes dictate the success of the story.
Here is a list of memorable villains that surely made an impact in the minds of the many Kdrama fans. These actors and actresses really did a great job in portraying these important roles that were soon hated by the public because of their characters in their own stories.
1. Kang Hee Soo (Lee Hye Young) – Boys Over Flowers
Now, who will forget about Gu Jun Pyo’s mother? In all versions of this drama, this mother role is really something to hate.
2. Lee Jae Kyung (Shin Sung Rok) – My Love From Another Star
Despite being literally against an immortal alien, this guy still managed to annoy us with his continously evil deeds.
3. Lady Mishil (Go Hyun Jung) – The Great Queen Seon Deok
One of the most cunning villain that you’ll ever meet in a Sageuk drama. Her role was really hated by the mass public but is also a huge part of the drama’s success.
4. Kwon Jae Hee (Nam Goong Min) – The Girl Who Sees Smell
His role in the drama as a good looking psychopathic chef really earned him a good reputation as an effective villain. He is also known for his other villain role as a CEO with an extreme anger management issue in the Drama “Remember”.
5. Shin Aeri (Kim Seo Hyung) – Temptation of Wife
With all the heavy drama that this show brought us, this woman really had us feeling mad every episode.
6. Han Yuri (Kim Tae Hee) – Stairway to Heaven
A good example of an obsessive girl to the man that she likes. Her character will surely tell you how evil one can get for his obsession over another person.
7. Han Sang Hoon (Kim Eui Sung) – W
This is an unexpected villain case from the drama W. It shows a great level of acting from veteran actor Kim Eui Sung by portraying this dual role effectively.
8. Yoo Rachel (Kim Ji Won) – The Heirs
A rich bratty girl is a perfect villain to our poor girl protagonist who fell in love with a rich guy.
9. David Argus (David Lee McInnis) – Descendants of the Sun
This soldier turned gang boss really had our blood pressure risinh with all the headache that he gave to the main characters of this drama.
10. Coach Kim Ju Young (Kim Seo Hyung) – Sky Castle
This is Kim Seo Hyung’s second apperance on this list. This proves her great effectiveness as a villain. But her character’s role in the drama Sky Castle was downright evil, period.
Can you remember all the villains listed above and all the things that they did with our main characters?
Do you know other Kdrama villains that were not mentioned on this list? Tell us in the comments section!