One of our fave K-drama tropes is the existence of mythical creatures + immortal characters in the story! Their histories, past heartbreaks, and quirks that come with old age make the viewing experience so much better. From ghosts to goblins to nine-tailed foxes, here's a list of the hundred-year-old characters we've met over the years: 


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1. Jang Man Wol from Hotel Del Luna (2019) 

Where you can watch it: Netflix, Viu 

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In the series, Hotel Del Luna is owned by a woman named Jang Man Wol (IU). The hotel serves as a temporary respite for souls before they move on to the afterlife. As a result of her actions hundred of years ago, Man Wol is bound to the hotel by Mago the deity. Man Wol recruits scaredy-cat hotel manager Chan Sung (Yeo Jin Goo) to help her run Hotel Del Luna, and he slowly learns about her secrets and why she's still alive after so many years. 

2. Kim Shin from Goblin (2016) 

Where you can watch it: Viu, Netflix 

Kim Shin, a role played by Gong Yoo, spent his mortal life during the Goryeo Dynasty as a military general and is now an immortal Goblin. Only the Goblin's Bride Eun Tak (Kim Go Eun) has the power to pull the sword out of his chest, free him from the world, and give him peace. The Goblin's friend Grip Reaper Wang Yeo (Lee Dong Wook) is also an immortal who guides souls to the afterlife! 


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3. Wol Ju from Mystic Pop-Up Bar (2020) 

Where you can watch it: Netflix 

In this "light" fantasy drama, Hwang Jung Eum plays surly late-night bar owner Wol Ju who "enters customers' dreams to help ease unresolved sorrows." Her task is to help a total of 100,000 troubled souls. And if she fails, she will "perish in the depths of hell!" She teams up with Gang Bae (BTOB's Yook Sung Jae), an awkward young man who possesses a special power

4. Do Min Joon from My Love From The Star (2013) 

Where you can watch it: Netflix, Viu  

An "alien" who visits Earth during the Joseon Dynasty gets stuck here and now works as a college professor named Min Joon (Kim Soo Hyun). Three months before his scheduled flight back to his home planet, he encounters Song Yi (Jun Ji Hyun), a K-drama actress who lives next door to him! Get this: he also has superpowers. 


5. Kim Sung Yeol in The Scholar Who Walks The Night (2015) 

Where you can watch it: Netflix 

Lee Joon Gi's character Sung Yeol is a Joseon scholar with a secret: He's actually a vampire who has lived for more than 120 years! His role as a "Guardian Vampire" is to go after evil members of his kind who disobey the rules. He is also allowed to go out in the sunlight as long as he wears a special black robe.

6. Mi Ho in My Girlfriend Is A Gumiho (2010) 

Where you can watch it: Viu, Netflix 

A legendary nine-tailed fox (Shin Min Ah) is sealed in a painting for 500 years before college student Dae Woong (Lee Seung Gi) accidentally releases her! Even though he's super afraid of her because she might eat him, Dae Woong can't help but fall for the naturally charming and innocent gumiho, whom he later calls Mi Ho. 


7. Habaek in The Bride Of Habaek (2017) 

Where you can watch it: Netflix, Viu 

Nam Joo Hyuk plays the role of Habaek, a water god who meets a broke psychiatrist named So Ah (Shin Se Kyung). So Ah belongs to a family whose members are destined to "serve" the water god. While this drama received mixed reviews, you can't deny that Nam Joo Hyuk is one adorable immortal being! 

Bonus: Yi Yeon and Yi Rang from Tale Of Gumiho (Coming Soon) 

Lee Dong Wook and Kim Bum are set to star as gumihos and half-brothers later this year! Kim Bum will play Yi Rang, the most dangerous gumiho there is. Lee Dong Wook's character will be called Yi Yeon, who was previously a god and who now works as "a  public official between this world and the underworld." 

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