Farewell to ... the Woodalchi
It's not quite time yet to say goodbye to the Woodalchi underlings, as they will be with us for another two episodes of Faith next week. However, there is no denying that the farewell is imminent. Will I miss them? Yes, I most certainly will. The Woodalchi (as a group but also as individuals) are among the more enjoyable aspects of Faith - though they are probably the dumbest and most incompetent elite warriors EVER. The number of times they messed up? At least once every episode.
... This is to the Woodalchi ...
Stoic Second-in-Command aka Surrogate Daddy (Bae Choong-sik)
Dragonball (Oh Dae-man)
Also a newbie actor and probably the Woodalchi with the most distinct personality. I am not even sure he is a real Woodalchi, because he mainly does the running around like a messenger boy and the acrobatics. He and Choi Young have a special bond and if one of the Woodalchis is the classical sidekick, it is him (Top 5 sidekicks post is coming up, btw!). He tells Eun-soo in episode 19 that he used to live all alone in the mountains, where Young met him and took him under his wing (though Dae-man resisted by running away and biting - until he fell asleep). Choi Young probably feels like a real father to him and the other Woodalchi are his hyungs. He stammers when he's excited and his hair is an wonderful spiky mess. I would like to pull it.
The One-That-Dies (Joo Seok)
Doek-Man gets to be with the Doctor alone and to protect her (though he doesn't really do a good job while he's at it). He has a small crush on Eun-soo (who could be his mother, actually, but I'm not opposing any noona-loving here). He also gets hit by an arrow. Why? Not sure. To make us anxious he might die? That would indeed have been terribly sad. Deok-Man is like a human puppy and he is my second favorite Woodalchi, right after Choong. In terms of intellect he seems to have one or two IQ points more than Dae-man, but that's still not a lot. However, he also gets a gif, cause this gif is awesome and because I really want to pat his head and tickle him behind his ears. I'd also cook him his favorite meal and read him a story before putting him to bed.