Squid Game: the words on everyone’s lips. The topic of the town. The main content of the internet. The face of every meme. The dystopian drama has left fans everywhere hooked, with those who’ve devoured the nine-episode series already coming up with their own theories about various aspects of the twisted thriller. Straight from the mind of Hwang Dong-hyuk, Squid Game has soared to the top of Netflix’s ranks, and with it, a whole new breed of fan mania has spawned. We have looked at the series from different angles and perspectives, and in the past few weeks we have been talking all about the facts about the series, from the behind the scenes and production costs, to the real life characters and their own personal lives, to the twists and turns and theories behind our favorite characters explained. But there might have been one perspective we are missing: the Squid Game guards. Those red overalls with masks carefully and intricately covering their faces sure make us recall the Netflix series Money Heist. And we all know that nothing too good comes out from such kinds of uniforms. They might have not been the center focus of the story, but their side stories sure did amplify the series, including the hidden laboratory for selling the competitors’ organs, to the varying shapes on their masks that show varying levels of their superiority, down to the story of Jun Ho, the police officer who infiltrated the games and gave us a clearer and closer look at the lives of the guards behind the closed game arena. They might seem to be little red minions doing what they are told, but in the story, if you look a little closer, you’ll realize that there are many more details that point to them than you might have realized. From the chosen color of their uniforms, to the overflowing pockets in their suits, here is everything you need to know and may have missed about the Squid Game guards. Before anything else, let me warn you again for the spoilers coming your way, and of course make sure to hit that subscribe button and notification bell first for more updates on this. Now, let the games begin!
The latest talk of the internet, the South Korean Netflix series that has skyrocketed to the top of the streaming platform in just a matter of DAYS after its initial release, is the country’s biggest international show yet. And real Squid Game fans are now able to research all the details, from each character’s stories, related theories, and more to the casts behind each character. Truly, such a South Korean hit does not happen every day, and when it does, it gets us hooked for days, and even months! As fans continue to ponder on the story, we seek a little more information about the guards, or the men under the red overalls and black masks. Who are they?
The meaning behind their colored uniforms
Netflix’s Squid Game has received praise for its striking visual style, but why do the guards of the eponymous game wear bright red uniforms, and why do the contestants wear green? The uniforms that the Squid Game characters wear have quickly become iconic, but they also tie into the series’ darker themes. The juxtaposition between the kids’ games and the death surrounding them is what gives Squid Game such a powerful tension. The Squid Game henchmen are therefore dressed in an inherent paradox – a color that traditionally represents mildness and childhood, but which also evokes feelings of tension and anxiety. That tension is only magnified by the fact that none of the Squid Game guards’ faces are visible, making them come across as more robotic or beastlike than human.
There’s A Gaming Reference On Guards’ Masks
Eagle-eyed fans have spotted a fun reference on the guards’ masks. Although it hasn’t been confirmed by the director.
Guards Wear A Balaclava Under Their Masks
The Front Man is responsible for some of the most horrific moments in Squid Game, with one scene highlighting how far he will go to hide participants’ identities.
The Guards’ Masks Are Foldable
A fun little detail about the guards’ masks is the fact that they’re all foldable. The portability also fits perfectly into the context of Squid Game, as guards can easily hide their masks when they’re outside blending in with civilians.
Guards Have The Most Pockets
The guards’ striking jumpsuits have the most pockets out of all the costumes in the show.
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