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Vigilante: Nam Joo-hyuk’s Powerful Character, 2 Sides & Some Negativity

Nam Joo-hyuk’s Role in Vigilante

Criminals are supposed to be punished by law and order. However, is the punishment that every criminal gets enough for their crimes? Do the bad guys remorse their crime after getting the punishment? We have war heroes in history, heroes who saved society. Also, we have heroes who were moulded by their experience. Kim Ji-yong is one such person, who became a hero in the society when the bad guys started to escape from the true punishment they deserve.

Nam Joo-hyuk‘s recent K-drama ‘Vigilante’ is the new talk among his fans. A Never webtoon by Kim Gyu-sam encouraged Choi Jeong-Yeol to direct the action thriller ‘Vigilante’. Joo-hyuk’s diverse roles in historical and coming of the age tee romance dramas had already excited the K-drama world. His amazing facial features and athletic skills back him every time he signs in for an adventurous role.

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His role in ‘Vigilante’ is quite different from the roles that he has acted in so far. Fans can see Nam Joo-hyuk as Kim Ji-yong, a person living a dual life. The mysterious vigilante in a black hoodie is the new saviour in the society and talk of the town. The K-drama is jam-packed with exciting fight scenes.

Nam Joo-hyuk’s Diverse Roles

Nam Joo-hyuk made his first appearance as the main lead in the K-drama ‘Who Are You: School 2015’ released in 2015. The drama was a teen romance with 16 episodes. However, his fame spread as world fire with his role in the drama ‘Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo’. It was his second K-drama as the main lead after doing supporting roles in ‘Cheese in Trap’  and Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo, a historical K-drama.

Later, he played various roles in historical and romantic K-dramas. His other works are ‘The Light in Your Eyes‘, ‘Start Up‘, ‘Twenty-Five, Twenty-One‘ etc. He is popular on Instagram with 18.9 Million followers with the ID @skawngur.

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It is the first time that Nam Joo-hyuk is playing the role of a police trainee. The poster of the K-drama created a wave among the fans. The poster comes with an image of Nam Joo-hyuk. Soon after the poster’s release, two episodes of the K-drama were streamed. He acts as an ambitious young man who dreams of becoming a righteous police officer, who is good at his studies and martial arts.

Nonetheless, the career-oriented righteous young police trainee transforms into a vengeance-seeking young man at night. As an ex-volleyball player, Joo-hyuk shows great skill while doing fight scenes. The other cast members in ‘Vigilante’ are Yoo Ji-tae, Kim So-jin, and Lee Joon-hyuk.

Synopsis of Vigilante

The vigilante in the K-drama ‘Vigilante’ is a young man named Kim Ji-yong. He is a dedicated and well-disciplined police trainee with excellent academic scores. However, he is not restricted to mere academics, he also has a good athletic background. The trauma that caused him after the death of his mother compels him to live a dual life. The other life of Kim Ji-yong is that of a vigilante who punishes the criminals. He hunts down criminals who escape from the punishment of their heinous crimes.

His mother died after getting cruelly beaten up. The court did not give the criminal the punishment that he deserved. Instead, the law puts him in jail for three and a half years. During Kim Ji-yong’s training days, he finds the man out of jail living the same life that he used to live. He begins his life as a vigilante to punish the man who became the cause of his mother’s death. However, he is not able to control his craving to punish the criminals who receive light sentences for their brutal crimes from the court.

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His hidden life as a vigilante is supported by a reporter named Cho Kang-ok. The reporter sides with Ji-yong in his private punishments and reports his achievements whenever he punishes a culprit. Kim Ji-yong’s superior officer detects the presence of a vigilante and he suspects Ji-yong. On the other side, there are also people who want to get rid of the vigilante of the city.

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