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A Lot of People Missed these Hidden Messages on Squid Game
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2. Gi-hun won all the games with a bit of help.

The grand winner of Squid Game, player 456, Gi-hun, might have a lot of compassion and suffered as much as anyone else in the games. However, even when he came out victorious, he didn’t do it by himself; there are many instances throughout the whole series where if it weren’t because of the help of someone else, he would have been long gone. In the first game, after seeing people getting shot at, he was in complete shock. If it weren’t because of player 199, he would have died. The second game was the only one where he was the one that came up with the idea to lick the dalgona to make it. 

The third game was the tug-of-war. Player one told them the trick to always win in the game. Sang-woo also put his two cents for the big push that made them win; everyone would have fallen to their deaths (except player one, as we explained earlier). In game four, you can say that it saved his life because Il-nam tricked him enough to make him cheat. However, there is a theory that since Il-nam gave him his jacket too, he for the next game was number one and maybe had a bit of protection. Game five, since he was the last person to pass the bridge, he could see which glass to step on, and in one instant, even Sae-byeok helped him find the path. And lastly, on game six, Sang-woo’s sacrifice made him win the game.

A Lot of People Missed these Hidden Messages on Squid Game
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1. The Squid Game losers foreshadow their deaths.

One of the saddest things about the Squid Game is seeing your favorite characters die, especially in the most tragic ways. For the bad guys, it maybe was a bit of a celebration of sorts. However, the show foreshadows some of their deaths in an earlier moment, making them ironic. For example, player 101 Deok-su jumped a bridge to escape the mob that was going to kill him. He later died the same way but at the hands of Mi-nyeo. Speaking of Mi-nyeo, her death is similar to the arched position she and her team used to win the tug-of-war, a back spot that she even said made her feel empowered. 

Before Ali made it to the games, he stole the money that was rightfully his from his boss. In the marble game, he died because Sang-woo stole all his marbles. (It is also important to note that Ali saw Sang-woo as mature and in a boss-like position of respect.) Sae-byeok has a scar on her neck and threatens to kill the man that lost the money she needed to save her family. She later dies with Sang-woo slashing her throat. Speaking of Sang-woo, he almost killed himself in a hotel room before the games. Of course, he later did when he stabbed himself to let Gi-hun win. 

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