SQUID GAME Theories: Guards And Players, Gi-Hun And Il-Nam’s Relationship, The VIPs And More. 오징어게임 We breakdown the best theories on the ending of Squid Game, the games itself and the secrets and hidden details that make this Netflix series a must watch. This includes how Gi-Hun almost became a guard, whether Il-Nam is his father and why we are the VIPs.
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0:00 Squid Game Theories Intro
0:49 Red Card For Guards, Blue For Players
2:07 Did Il-Nam Not Want To Picked For Marbles?
4:23 Is Il-Nam Gi-Hun’s Father?
6:59 We Are The VIPs
7:41 The Front Man
The series is filled with lots of over the top deaths, challenges and a major twist ending that has a lot going on with it. Because of the major reveals there’s several fan theories floating around about the show including how Gi-Hun almost became a guard, his relationship with Il-Nam, The VIPs and a lot more.
Throughout this we’re gonna be breaking down the best of them but I’m putting a red light on the video right now if you don’t want spoilers. If you enjoy the video then please hit the thumbs up button and make sure you subscribe for videos like this every day.
With that out the way, let’s get into our Squid Game Theories.
Ok so throughout the series we learn more about the set up of the Squid Game including the guards and also those in control. Though the security that works in the compound seems like they’re all part of the vast organisation too it could be that they were selected much in the same way that all of the players were.
In episode one we come across a mysterious character played by Gong Yoo who offers Gi-Hun two choices. He can either pick a red or blue card and Gi-Hun goes with the latter which could end up cementing which type of player that he is in the game.
Lucy.what1 on TikTok came up with the theory the other day that had Gi-Hun chosen the red card that he could’ve ended up becoming a guard instead of the player that he was. If we’re going deeper into this then it’s definitely a possibility and the guards themselves seem almost as trapped as the players at points. They themselves sleep in cells, are killed for even revealing their faces and though they seem like they’re in control, we see from the way that they’re treated that they actually have very little power.
Similar to the players they are given numbers and this could highlight the similarities.
They also have very little knowledge of what’s going on either and don’t know who each other are. Everyone is kept in the dark so that they can leave the facility without really knowing what’s going on and therefore it seems more like this might be a one time thing for them just like the players. It’s definitely an interesting one and the more we learn about the game, the more it seems like the guards are almost just as powerless as the players, hinting towards this perhaps being the case.
Now in our last video we talked about all of the clues and hints that Gi-Hun was actually the one who was in control of the game. This included things like the file starting at two instead of 1, him instructing the Front Man to end riot and also the marbles area being modelled on his childhood home.
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My favorite theory is the one about the color of the game on the subway determining being a guard or a player. It's very interesting because also from the footages they display when they expose Sangwoo's and everyone else's reasons for debt at the beginning almost every video shows the player choosing blue. There's a super blurry one at the end where the shown player chose red (yes, I went and rewatched that scene), though, and while this theory could still be doable because it's a small detail, it shows that it wasn't pre-meditated. But it was still a nice coincidence and a cool theory.
Another great theory: Il-Nam is Mr Beast
Wait would the guards be offered a large sum of money then because they would have to be bribed into doing it somehow if they picked the red square
LOL, no we are not like the VIP's since we are watching a TV series not a real thing, and this kind of makes a difference.
I’m so invested in frontman character, wish we knew more about him
"There is a possibility that Il-Nam is Gi-hun's father." No, There isn't. There is no reason to think they are related. Gi-hun would have recognized him.
Makes me kind of think of saw, the ending. Some in the Saw movies that survived the games ended up assisting with continuing the game. The players were those that made poor life decisions. Though money didn't drive those in Saw, survival played a major part in squid game once they realized death was the alternative.
I reckon the guards are past winners of the squid games but actually learn no lessons, squander their winnings and have made the decision to return for more money
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I think player 101 survived and will appear on season 2 because when they fell together with player 212, he was ontop of her and possibly didnt fall directly to the ground
Big problem with your first theory is that there’s no way to insure that the numbers will be odd for marbles. In fact it would have been even had the doctor not been caught.
I have a theory! If Kang Sae-Byeok didn't die and wasn't injured, she would still want to win the price money. But, she would team up with Gi Hyun, because after seeing Sang-woo kill someone in the glass stepping stones- she saw right through him. So, with that being said. That could've been the only way more than one player could win in the final game. Since that there is a defending and offensive- nothing stated in the rules that there can't be more than one player in your team, neither did the rules say that only one player can win the price money. HMMMMM.
Not really a theory but what if the recruiters are actually former winners who have blown through their fortunes? Also maybe the way they recruit the guards is they are North Korean illegal immigrants who are promised vast sums of money and all the ability to bring their families to the South this might explain why one guard winded up being shocked with such a young man. I mean this for the lower-ranking guards, so they circles not the triangles.
The card theory dosen't make sense, cause at least one of them would've try yo betray the front man
A theory. The old man is the owner and controller of the entire squid game. He just thought it would be better to be a player and to watch. Think about this, we never actually saw him die. That means maybe they didn’t kill him. He just wanted to see how far he could get in the game but he actually die. He also wanted to play because he a brain tumor, so he doesn’t know how long he has left and wanted to try the game out for once.
7 1/2 / 10? You’re fucking nuts dude
One thing at the very end that I found interesting: Il-Nam's final bet said "if ~anyone~ helps" the drunk by midnight. Therefor Gi-Hun could have left and helped him himself, but instead waited and watched. I thought that was going to be a big part of the end but it wasn't brought up.
The dachi card theory is wrong bc when they show the people that are in debt you see a man throwing a red card and you see him as a player
"The audience are like the VIPs" is an absolutely terrible take. There is a very big difference between enjoying watching media in which fictitious characters are killed and watching actual real human beings being killed.
In 40 years the new squid games will be all on PC you'll be strapped into a chair like the king with the sword hanging above his head. But atleest its a sick gaming rig. But the VR rounds later on really are spectacular.
I think the guard theory is correct and maybe that’s how they choose the hierarchy of guards too- via the scores of the players get in the first game. Because Hwang Jun Ho’s brother, Hwang In-ho aka the frontman went missing for the first game (presumably he would have realised if this had happened before if he had played in previous games). So maybe the guards are recruited before hand and trained or maybe they are initially recruited and then reused and pass up the hierarchy each game to ensure their commitment to the game and that’s why Hwang In-ho was living in one room despite his status- because he’s not there very long. (I’ve only watched it once but wasn’t there papers and things in Hwang In-ho’s room too- maybe he is one of the architects of the game?) But the recruitment hierarchy theory would make sense as to why the frontman believed in the ‘equality’ rule/ sham meritocracy of the game- as he benefited from it for his hierarchical position- he was given power through it. But then the fact the the square manager who wasn’t caught smuggling organs of the players makes me think that the guards are reused and move up the hierarchy of their own game- as there was clearly planning involved in that operation (knowing how to delete the cctv for example) and the guards talk about how hard it is to recruit the circle guards/ workers to go against the games rules (they are surely more invested in them because they understand their survival and hierarchical progression depends on it). Plus the guards that are soldiers are clearly well trained which would be hard to facilitate in the short recruitment period especially as the games are annual. So I think it’s a combination: that the guards are recruited initially through the first game with the players, and that they progress through the hierarchy of the games via their good work/ sticking to the rules of the game/ not getting caught if the rules are broken.
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Great story. They do not need a Season 2. Just like we did not need any sequels to The Matrix, we do not need a Season 2 of this.
It’s pretty idiotic to compare people watching a tv series to people paying to watch people actually kill each other.
I have a theory
If Oh Il-Nam was the creator of the games he might pull another trick and come back to season 2 🤔
If you think about it, it’s like a fucked up Willy Woknka and the Chocolate factory game
The first theory is total bs.
did he inherit the old mans money? or is it just his winnings
No. I disagree, we are not like the VIPs, the key thing is that I know that im watching an act, no one is getting actually killed. If I was offered to watch a real squid game with real deaths, I wouldn't enjoy watching that.
Has the old man always been so completely without heart that he never sent his son and the mother of his child any money, even though they were living in abject poverty?
Some of my favorite scenes from the show were when the thug Deok-su found himself struggling in games where his physical strength was useless, like the cookie cutting game. The absolute terror in his face was hilarious to watch.
Why do we assume GI Hun inherited Il Nam’s money? I assumed it was his prize money. The pin was his player number. Plus the bank scene was a year before GI Hun met back up with Il Nam. Maybe I’m missing something.
You keep pronouncing "guards" like "gods" it sounds like LOL
Squid Game kind of seems like it low-key got inspired by the Saw movies. The Saw movies had a dying man with Cancer set up an elaborate game in which people are kidnapped and wake up in a game. And elimination game. Many of them had problems in their life and took their life for granted. Of course the Saw games were more brutal both were deadly. Both games could have been won with cooperation instead of most everyone trying to eliminate the other players
Il nam could be Gi hun dad. It’s a giant possibility
The red hair that gi hun had at the end may show that he will be a guard in the next season in squid game. I think that gi hun will be a guard and will try and stop and find out more about the games and front man
A comment left on a different video (couldn't find the right to give credit) had a really interesting take on the scene where Gi-Hun learns who Il-Nam was, and that he's still alive. Il-Nam wants to play one last game, betting on a homeless person's life not being saved. Gi-Hun agrees, and stays by the window, watching. Not only is this reminiscent of the VIPs position, watching and betting on people's lives from above, behind glass. But Gi-Hun could have intervened himself, and would have before the games. He could have left the room, run outside and saved that man himself. He could even have stayed with Il-Nam and called an ambulance. But he doesn't.
He is behaving more and more like Il-Nam and the VIPs, treating someone's life as something to gamble on, in extentsion as entertainment. This could have been Il-Nam's last test to see how much Gi-Hun has changed, perhaps if he has become corrupted enough to take over his role.
I don't know how much of this might be true, but I nevertheless really enjoy the symbolism in this scene, showing just how Gi-Hun has changed.
I think the old guy is not died in the next one too ! lets see
I'm sure if he was his father he'd have recognized him like that's such a weird theory… also he didn't inherit Il-nam's money it was his winnings
Am i the only person who thinks the v.i.p’s are old players that one the before squid games
Did you watch the show without sound?
Much like the stanford prison experiment
I think IL-Nam Is Gi Hun's father because when they both were playing The Marble Game IL-Nam Said That My House Looked Like Just This One And Gi-Hun's House also Looked Similar to that
Of they invited me I would choose red
The guards being chosen in the same way makes no sense, as i don't see how a bunch of guards who are not even allowed to speak without permission and don't know each other, can end up setting up an organ harvesting scheme on the side in this ridiculously short amount of time. If it was possible at all, it would only have been after years of already working there, knowing how everything works, where you can go, how much time you have, knowing who else you can trust (including the monitor guy) etc etc.
Who would open their mouth without permission and tell some other guy in a mask: "Hey, wanna start an organ harvesting deal on the side with me? Bring a friend."
The son father thing is also extremely far fetched. How could they possibly know that Gi-Hun would have completely forgotten what his father even remotely looked like?
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