[Top 15] Irresistible Bad Guys in Korean Dramas | Bad Male Protagonist KDrama

 Who doesn’t love a good bad boy in a dramas? They’re usually so charming and handsome, and sometimes these bad boys can give up total antihero vibes, but irresistible for viewers of an entertaining drama.

Here are 15 Korean dramas, that have the bad guys who shamelessly stole our hearts!

Lee Joon Gi in "Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo"

Lee Joon Gi as Wang So, initially known as the cruel and aloof one among the princes, he is both feared and misunderstood by those around him. He begins to change because of Hae Soo, who quickly realizes that his coldness was a front to hide his pain. His bad boy ways are almost all diminished, but when duty calls and Wang So must become King, he’s forced to make a heartbreaking decision.

Woo Do Hwan in "The Great Seducer"

Woo Do Hwan plays Kwon Shi Hyun, the sole grandson and heir in the JK Group conglomerate who bets his life in a dangerous game of love. In an act of revenge, he makes a bet with his friends to seduce Eun Tae Hee, who believes people swayed by love are pathetic. After Tae Hee meets Shi Hyun, her view on love starts to change. As Shi Hyun’s secret deepens, he starts to fall in love with Tae Hee.

Ji Soo in "Angry Mom"

Ji Soo as the bad boy Go Bok Dong with a lot of baggage is a total heartbreaker. He’s tough and prickly on the outside, but has the heart of a kid that only wants to be cared for and is easily moved by Kang Ja’s motherly way of doing so, that he helplessly falls for her. Also, it is so adorable seeing how much he is smitten with Jo Bang Wool.

Choi Yeong Do in "The Heirs"

Choi Yeong Do takes on a bad guy role as Kim Woo Bin, the heir to the Zeus Hotel Group. Known for his cunning intellect and volatile manners, he is feared by his classmates, whom he bullies. He is formerly best friends with Kim Tan, but a misunderstanding made them enemies. Young-do begins picking on Cha Eun-sang to irritate Tan but he soon realizes that's not the only reason she's always on his mind.

Lee Jae Wook in "Extraordinary You"

Lee Jae Wook as Baek Kyung , a rude and arrogant student who has an abusive father and a greedy stepmother. He is a member of the A3, a trio of the most handsome and powerful boys in their school. He is engaged to Dan-oh, whom he dislikes due to circumstances around their arranged marriage. After observing Dan-oh, Ha-ru, and Do-hwa's strange behavior, he starts becoming aware that he is a character in a comic book.

Lee Min Ho in "Boys Over Flowers"

Lee Min Ho as our favourite bad guy Gu Jun-pyo, the leader of the F4 and heir to the Shinhwa Group, one of the biggest companies in South Korea. His mother is a cruel woman who believes that only beneficial relationships are allowed. He is hot-tempered and believes that there is nothing that money can't buy. Though he's unable to express his feelings, deep down, he has a heart of gold. He always try to protect Jan-di even if it means hurting his own feelings. He torments Jan-di after she stands up to his bullying ways, but ends up falling in love with her and will do anything to protect her.

Seo Kang Joon in "Cheese In The Trap"

Seo Kang-joon as Baek In-ho,is a handsome and talented pianist who is adopted into Jung's wealthy family by his father. He and his sister came from a difficult background, but he finds it easy to get along with Seol, later developing feelings for her. He and Jung were friends as children, although they later develop a bitter rivalry as he believes that Jung was responsible for instigating a fight that damaged his hand, ending his dreams of becoming a concert pianist.

Song Joong Ki in "The Innocent Man"

Song Joong Ki as Kang Ma Roo who has been betrayed by the love of his life, Han Jae Hee. Years after the incident, Ma Roo begins to live a life of self-indulgence. He sacrificed his well being for his girlfriend only to discover that she never looked back and married another man for wealth. Thus, he sets off to take revenge. And in order to execute his revenge, he approaches Seo Eun Gi, the resilient and cold daughter of the man Jae Hee married.

Kang Yul in "Best Mistake"

Kang Yul as Ji Hyun Ho, the bad boy student who has some anger issues. He is known around school as being kind of a punk but is also very popular with the girls. When a misunderstanding makes him confront Kim Yeon Doo, he starts to see her in a different light. She is everything he’s not—smart, quiet, and very sweet. His feelings grow for her, and it completely changes him. He even studies hard because he wants to go to the same university as her!

Ji Sung in "Kill Me, Heal Me"

Ji Sung as one of the personality known as Shin Se-gi, a vehement young man with a devil-may-care demeanor who appears when Cha Do-hyun experiences violence. He may be violent, but he never hurts children and women. Se-gi endures all of Do-hyun's pain as he is the only identity to have all of Do-hyun's memories. His first love is Oh Ri-jin.

Jung Il Woo in "Cinderella and the Four Knights"

Jung Il-woo as Kang Ji-woon, the middle cousin, who went from an orphan living in poverty to a royalty overnight. Although he seems to be wild and rebellious on the outside, he is soft-hearted, extremely lonely and sensitive on the inside. At first, he tries to get closer to Ha-won in order to protect Hye-ji, who likes Hyun-min. However, as he gets to know Ha-won, he gradually falls in love with her.

Yoo Yeon Seok in "Mr. Sunshine"

Choi Min-yong as Goo Dong-mae, a son of a butcher who flees to Japan upon his parent's death and becomes a fearless samurai and member of the Musin society, which is part of a Yakuza group. As a teen, he was helped by young Go Ae-shin and for that, he is grateful and has deep affection for her.

Yoo Ah In in "Sungkyunkwan Scandal"

Yoo Ah-In as Moon Jae-Sin, a guy with troubles at Sungkyunkwan. An impulsive person, he tends to act before thinking. He hates his father who is a politician and his opportunistic ways. He comes to Sungkyunwan to get even with his dad. Moon Jae-Sin also discovers Kim Yun-Hee's secret. He attempts to protect her, while wanting to spend the rest of his life with her.

Lee Jun Ho in "Just Between Lovers"

Lee Jun-ho as Lee Kang-doo, a former athlete who dreamed of becoming a professional soccer player but suddenly lost his father in an accident. As a result, he lives his life on the edge. He gets into fights repeatedly and has no intentions of putting his life on track. He has zero hope and zero desires for a future. Seeing Junho emanate so much pain but so much love through this role made it one of his best performances yet. We were able to see so many sides to him that we had never seen before, and it really marked a turning point in his career. The bad boy roles definitely suit him!

Jo In Sung in "That Winter, The Wind Blows"

Jo In Sung as Oh Soo, who was abandoned by his mother as a child and raised by Park Jin Sung's family, a notorious gambler in the neighborhood of Cheongdam. He is heartbroken and doesn't care about anybody following the death of his first love. He becomes a con artist who sets sights on a new target: Oh Young, pretending to be her long-lost brother.

Well, who is your favorite Korean drama bad boy? Please let us know in the comments below! 

(Source & Credits: Wikipedia, MyDramaList, Viki)

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