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he's the kind of person who deserves to get his skin ripped off his body and get whipped to death with it.
I know a abusive shithead when I see one and he massively reeks of it
kill it with fire.
I think the ending was actually really well written. If you put it together I personally think its saying this: When Bum trips in Sangwoos ashes, technically they are together again, because he is covering in his ashes. Flash back to when Sangwoo and Bum talked about wanting to die together. Sangwoos ghost made him trip and lead him out to the street were Bum got ran over and died. Meaning they died together! Or.... Sangwoo let Bum down one last time... :(
@sothis I'm aware, that's why I told xInvalidx so several times who I already had a discussion with but they deleted their comments after I told them that you told us to keep the repeated discussions outside the character's profile.
Either way, here's my analysis. I DON'T intend to have a debate about this again, it's just to clear things up for the last time. Please put this in a spoiler if you can.
Sangwoo was the definition of a generic Serial Killer with Mother Issues. Sangwoo in the beginning was at least a little interesting although already highly unlikable due to being a abusive shitbag,but when his past got retconned with him having Mother Issues instead of what we were told, I was...disappointed? Disappointed that it was something so cliché. Especially because S3 was the worst season because the Author dragged Sangwoo's past for dozens of chapters and left more questions than it answered - S3 generally lacked the tension S1 had due to that.
"Mother Issues" is a Serial Killer trait that has been sucked dry since ages, the Author tried way to hard to make Sangwoo look smart that it got ridiculous, with the police being undoubtedly stupid just to make Sangwoo look Iike the "manipulative, charismatic Serial Killer" stereotype, basically being Ted Bundy but fictional. It gets more and more ridiculous the more you think of it. Sangwoo somehow has the time to be at college, work as a bartender, workout and maintain his body, AND kidnap, torture and kill his victims and get rid of their bodies. He comes off as such a unrealistic character who shouldn't have the time for all those things but he does because the Author demands it. There is literally no reason why he started kidnapping, abusing, raping and killing people, other than him taking his anger out on innocent people.
It's ridiculous how people think that a "sad" past (His past was a joke compared to what Bum went through) justifies Sangwoo's domestic abuse on women, his severe abuse on Bum, his serial killings and him raping Bum. Koogi literally never showed us how his kidnapping, abuse and serial killings on women started, he just did it because he felt like it and that's what throws me off, it's poor writing. For example, Albert Fish, a real life Serial Killer, Rapist and Cannibal had a fucked up past, but I don't ever have seen anyone explain or excuse his actions. Why? Cuz the dude was a major piece of shit and ugly. Sangwoo is a piece of shit, but he ain't ugly, so everyone starts to try to explain and excuse his crimes just because of his looks, being hypocritical.
His character has the most cliché and generic writing, there's not more than him than "Mother Issues" which already is the most generic characteristic of a Serial Killer. His past doesn't explain his crimes as Sangwoo chose to do those out of sadism, seen when he killed the dude from the bar while insulting him as a faggot and saying how nice his blood feels or when he enjoys beating the shit out of Bum, or when he raped him while Bum screamed. There's no reason behind his Homophobia, he just is homophobic because he's a massive asshole.
No, he never loved Bum. The Author stated on her notes that Sangwoo only saw Bum as replacement since the very beginning. Sangwoo is also homophobic, broke Bum's legs, beat the shit out of him several times, tortured him, attempted to drown him several times, blamed Bum for Bum's Uncle raping Bum, raped Bum several times, sicced Bum's pedophilic, abusive Rapist uncle on Bum, attempted to kill Bum several times, the list goes on. He abused Bum in every possible way. Bum is and was only a replacement to Sangwoo proven by the author as well as Sangwoo words "I don't need you anymore" before attempting to kill Bum who plead for his life.
At times when he wasn't physically abusing Bum, he was manipulating him, not being sweet. That's common in abusive relationships, they're manipulating their victim so they stay with them. Sangwoo is also a sociopathic, narcissistic Serial Killer, so it was for sure that he'd try to kill Bum again. Bum was just too naive, mentally ill, still obsessed with the Sangwoo who saved him in military, and suffered from Stockholm Syndrome. And no, Sangwoo doesn't suffer from Lima Syndrome (Kidnapper falling in love with captive). He never gave a shit about Bum, abused, tortured, manipulated and raped him and only saw Bum as replacement which was confirmed by the Author in her notes. You can easily tell so as in the end, he began beating and sexually abusing Bum again, used Bum as bait to kill Seungbae, then abuse Bum in front of Seungbae when he refused to kill Seungbae and was about to kill Bum had it no been for Seungbae saving Bum (Bum, with folded hands, was repeatedly BEGGING Sangwoo to not kill him, Sangwoo not giving a shit about that shows how narcissistic and garbage Sangwoo is). If Bum looked more "manly", then Sangwoo wouldve already killed him in the beginning of the Manhwa. Sangwoo was only selfishly using Bum in every abusive way and even told Bum that Bum should kill himself if he ever dies. Sangwoo is such a toxic piece of shit that I find pure evil characters like the Joker more sympathizing than Sangwoo's bitchass.
No, Sangwoo would never change. He's a narcissistic and sociopathic Serial Killer and Abuser. Abusers do not change. What he did when he didn't physically, mentally or sexually abuse Bum is called "love-bombing", literally grooming, because he was always trying to lure him back under his control. He'll make any and all promises he has to make and pretend to be different for a few weeks or months, and then slowly but surely go back to his old ways just as soon as he thinks he's got Bum locked down again. All those promises Sangwoo ever did were nothing but empty bullshit.
Boom, done. I'd recommend people to check out the Cycle of Abuse. Because that's what was going on during the story.