tvN’s Bulgasal: Immortal Souls is about an immortal man named Dan Hwal who has been hunting down the woman who destroyed his world 600 years ago. The story took unexpected turns as he reencounters people he once loved or despised in his past lives. Let’s take a look at the main characters’ past lives and their lives after reincarnation.
Dan Hwal is an immortal man who was once a human. He has been living an eternal life ever since he had become a bulgasal against his will. Fast rewind to 600 years ago, he was born with the label “the child cursed by a bulgasal.” To clear his name and lift the curse from his family, he went after the immortal lady to kill her and end the curse. However, he got his soul taken away and became the undying monster himself. Since then, he has been searching for Min Sang Woon, the reincarnation of the mythical woman who cannot die or age, to reclaim his soul and avenge his family. He finally finds her after 600 years of search but soon faces trouble due to a series of unexpected circumstances.
Min Sang Woon was a bulgasal 600 years ago but got reincarnated as a human with Dan Hwal’s soul. She had saved Hwal when he was young, but he ended up stabbing her out of revenge. Just then, she shed tears of resentment. Unlike her twin sister, she is born with no memory of her past life. Therefore, she tries to find a way to kill the one that took her mother and sister’s lives away when she was a child. Later on, she finds out that it was the work of another bulgasal named Ok Eul Tae who killed her family and asks Dan Hwal to help her with the revenge.
Dan Sol died 600 years ago alongside Dan Hwal’s son on the night of the bulgasal attack. Later, she gets reincarnated as Min Sang Woon’s younger sister, Min Si Ho. Dan Hwal is puzzled by the fact that she has been transmigrated to the body of his enemy’s sister. Meanwhile, Dan Sol’s ability to read the memories of others has passed onto Min Si Ho, raising questions about how this ability will play out in the story.
Dan Keuk took Hwal and treated him like his son in his previous life. But Kwon Ho Yeol, as his reincarnated self who happened to be a former detective, suspects Dan Hwal to be a murderer. He mistakenly believes Hwal is the culprit of the murder that killed his family 15 years ago.
Myung Sin is the shaman who predicted the bulgasal’s curse 600 years ago. After Dan Hwal became an immortal, she warned that “unless they untangle their twisted karma, they will continue to be intertwined into each other’s fates.” She got reincarnated as Hye Suk, who owes Dan Hwal her life and supplies him with animal blood as he does not drink human blood.
The past life of the newly introduced character Ok Eul Tae has yet to be revealed. He is another immortal who has been around for a thousand years. Curiosity grows as to why he is targeting Min Sang Woon, considering that he’s been around far longer than Hwal, who has only been a bulgasal for the last 600 years.
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