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"What do you desire? Money? Glory? Power? Revenge? Or something that surpasses all other? Whatever you desire - "
Twenty-Fifth Baam is in a strange place. He has just lost his only friend. He is staring at a monster.
He is on the lowest floor of the Tower.
His best friend, Rachel, sought the door to the Tower in order to escape the dark world they lived in. Baam simply got dragged along for the ride. But inside the Tower, everyone must make their own way to the top, and Baam quickly learns that the Tower's inhabitants have a low opinion of "Irregulars" - those who enter the Tower without invitation. Faced with the prospect of a new test on every floor and many, many, MANY intrigues and colliding stories and wills in this alien, magical realm, his determination to reunite with Rachel is the only thing keeping him going.
Written and illustrated by Slave.In.Utero, Tower of God is a Manhwa/Webtoon with 94 chapters at the time of this writing. And it is awesome.
Chapter 78 served as The End of the first series (Season 1), Slave.In.Utero went on a break, releasing a postscript for everything so far as Chapter 00, numbering which got restarted for Season 2, and so the would be chapter 81, really is Chapter 01 (Season 2).
It is currently the first officially published story of the Talse Uzer universe, previous privately uploaded stories by S.I.U. have been infokilled by the author.
Tower Of God provides examples of:
- Achievements in Ignorance: Baam does a no sell on a Shinsoo barrier and thinks he must redo a test. Then he gets hit with a spell and is told to copy it. Nobody thinks it's possible. It is, when you're Baam.
- Action Survivor: Ship Leesoo.
- Action Girl: Most of female cast, especially princesses. Not surpisingly, considering that in the Tower there's no much differences between failing the tests and dying.
- Aerith and Bob: There are fantasy names like Rak and Anak, a person is named after his birth date, some characters have Korean, Chinese or Japanese names while there yet others with names like Serena and Rachel. It all seems weird, but with the Tower being a multicultural focal point, the opposite wouldn't make more sense.
- There is a character that's a sharp-beaked bipedal mantis-shrimp called Kukaku Rakukakuka.
- All There in the Manual: S.I.U.'s blog. Some translations are available here.
- Almighty Janitor: Yu Han Sung, based on ability alone, is a High Ranker. He, however, just takes a executive subordinates job in the second floor. Reason being he has most control and power paired with little interference from the top.
- Always Someone Better: Expressly. Each of the Rankers has already climbed to the top of the Tower, and each of them has a rank based on how they did during their climb. Except, possibly, for Phantaminum, who holds rank #1.
- Always V Sexy: Jyu Viole Grace.
- Amazon Brigade: Zahard's Princesses.
- Applied Phlebotinum: Shinsoo, a magical substance replacing air inside the Tower that can be controlled at will. It's density rises with the number of floors and it can become as thick as water. One character, instructing others on its use, even explicitly states that it can do absolutely anything.
- Aren't You Going to Ravish Me?: When Yeon tells Baam that even though he won her in a bet, she won't let him have her body. Turns out he didn't want her anyway. This makes her very angry.
- Armor-Piercing Slap: Serena on Androssi, Rak on Koon, interfering with Hatsu's attempt to pummel him.
- Author Appeal: WATER. This series is chockful of water and aquatic imagery in any and every form.
- And, by extension, all things remotely fishy. Water-life and things amphibious seem to be a... quirk. Not just monsters and beasties are such: many characters have a distinctly watery feel.
- Badass: They just become more and more. The climbing of the Tower is basically a tournament, the heck did you expect?
- Badass Boast: Rak delivers and delivers.
- Badass Normal: Subverted. Though it appears initially that Baam is heading towards this way, it's effectively confirmed now that he is not normal. Hatsu for being able to fight off Anak and not being immediately taken out by Quant. And Ship Leesoo, but being Ship Leesoo in a World of Badass, one is ultimately a Butt Monkey and Action Survivor.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Ship Leesoo.
- Took a Level In Badass: Baam quickly turns from being relatively useless in combat to a Shinsoo genuis capable of freezing someone at will. Then after the timeskip he is by far the strongest regular on the 20th thus far.
- World of Badass: The Tower, especially it's inner section.
- Bag of Holding: Koon's seemingly harmless bag. Not only can it clone knives and swords and store it all in the bag, it can also hold three people inside, it is a useful shield.
- Barbie Doll Anatomy: This counts for some races inside the tower: they have no nipples, as seen by Ja Wangnan in the bath.
- Barehanded Blade Block: Inverted, it's a bladed bitchslap block.
- Batman Gambit: Koon pulls one relying on Quant trying to spite him for being played with. It involves making him think that Rachel is the target.
- The Beast Master: Anima, such as Nare, Ren and Yu Han-Sung, control animals.
- Belly of the Whale: Rachel trying to kill Baam. And then season 1 ends.
- Beta Couple: Ship Leesoo and Serena Rinnen. Platonically.
- Better Than It Sounds: A young boy stalks his mother/girlfriend/playmate and sets fate in motion. Five years later he blurs gender boundaries.
- Big Guy: Rak Wraithraiser until he gets magically chibified, Kurudan and, so far the largest, Akryung and the latest addition: Kang Horyang.
- Big Screwed-Up Family: The Zahards, given what Androssi had to do to be adopted; the Koons are so spread out that when two of them meet each other one suggests they could be brothers, but who knows?
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Rachel: After Baam protects her from the Bull, she pushes him "to his death".
- Black Eyes of Crazy: Rapdevil.
- Blinding Bangs: Baam in the 2nd season.
- Blood Knight: Rak, though he isn't itching for the thrill of the fight, but the thrill of the hunt (of the strong which he can fight).
- Boom! Headshot!: Lebin eliminates several people in the preliminaries with clean shots through the head.
- Boss in Mook Clothing: The Bull, even the people of the test admit that he is several levels above what would be normal in his floor.
- Bragging Rights Reward: Supposedly, the thing you want most is at the top of the tower, but we've already met several characters who have made it to the top and now do various jobs within the tower. At least one of them doesn't seem all that fulfilled.
- Although the point where one is made a ranker is not the actual top only the farthest anyone has gotten. The true top of the tower has not been reached.
- Brother-Sister Incest: Koon Agero Agnis and Koon Maria Zahard.
- Bunny Ears Lawyer: Laure. He sleeps during battle and his blanket is like a child to him.
- Butt Monkey: Evan, Rak and Ship Leesoo. And in season 2, the Prince of Zahard.
- Cain and Abel: It's been implied that Androssi may have killed some of her adopted sisters to become a princess candidate, and it certainly doesn't stop after you've become a princess.
- Can't Catch Up: Tragically and brutally played out with Ho, who lost everyone he cared about to a monster he lacked the power to stop. Climbing the tower he comes to realize he lacks the innate talent that Laure and Baam have and will never be able to beat them, so he's tempted by the local Knight Templar director into killing Rachel to destroy Baam's will to continue and improve his own chances of advancing. When he fails he drops a brutal Hannibal Lecture on Baam and his naive idealism before killing himself.
- Chekhov's Gun: The pendant Anak gave her mother before she got taken away.
- Chekhov's Gunman: Headon, Hwa Ryun.
- Chew Toy: Evan and Ship Leesoo.
- Code Name: Yuri's group uses these when they interfere with one of the test. The bubbly red-head is known as Ice Strawberry, Koon Hatchuling is known as Mr Blueberry, Evan is Mr. Yeongji Mushroom and Kurudan is Kurudan.
- Combat Stilettos: Androssi should stop wearing them, people keep attacking the heels.
- Conflict: Two predominant kinds: Man vs. Man, with all the Regulars clashing, and Man vs. Society, with people like Baam and Anak being regarded as dangerous elements to the Tower. Then there is the theme of Man vs. Fate, or as it is described here, Luck, exemplified in Lero-Ro's test and Ho's struggle and attempt at Baam's life. This conflict turns interestingly enough into a conflict of Man vs. Man again.
- Cool Sword: Black March and the other weapons of the month series. The Knight's, and for a while, Androssi's Narumada.
- The Corrupter: Grace Mircea Luslec, head of F.U.G.
- Cowardly Lion: Evan is one, given that he's a ranker and sidekick to Yuri and at the sametime, a larger worrywart than Ship Leesoo.
- Crapsack World: This never really is spoken out loud, but in the outer part of the Tower, life is a unfair horrible dog eat dog society, even in the royal families. In the center of the Tower, where the exams are held… well, at least the food's good there  . Fact is, everyone has a damn good reason to abandon everything to risk their life for the tiny chance of reaching the top.
- Cryptically Unhelpful Answer: Headon, of course.
- Curb Stomp Battle: Koon, Hatsu, Laure, Lebin and Anak to the regulars in the preliminaries, Akryung and Androssi vs 197 regulars, Hwa Ryun vs all the participants of the final round of the crown game bar Androssi and Baam, Androssi using Anak to defeat all other regulars in the fishermen test, Quant vs all the regulars, Androssi vs all the regulars Quant didn't get, Ren vs Androssi and Anak, Yuri vs Ren, Baam oneshots the Bull and five years later dominates the 20th floor with ease.
- Phantaminum vs. the world.
- Curtains Match the Window: Rachel has golden eyes and light blond hair.
- Ho's curtains and window are both yellow.
- Black for Hatsu.
- Yeon has pastel red eyes and an alice band with her families insignia with matching colors.
- Hot Clumsy Girl: Yeon.
- Cute Shotaro Boy: Baam. Though that's not all that's to him.
- Darkskinned Blonde: Ho.
- Dark-Skinned Redhead: Quant.
- Deadly Decadent Court: The 10 Great Families are saturated with intrigue.
- Death Glare: Several characters, including Baam and Anak.
- Determinator: Baam, but especially Rak. The moment he got bested by Akryung, he disappeared for several chapters, until the position tests were declared. Then it got revealed that Rak, like Akryung, already qualified for the final test. He also thinks that everyone sould do everything to get what they want, basically demanding from Koon that he should kill Zahard to get Maria back.
- Deuteragonist: Koon in season 1, Ja Wangnan in Season 2.
- Difficulty Spike: According to Evan, Headon did one for Baam's test, which was set about 20 levels higher than expected.
- The top of the tower has one, as none of the top high rankes has cleared the 135th floor's test (not even The Great Zahard, king of the tower) and there are more floors after that.
- The 2nd and 20th floors are where most regulars drop out.
- Dirty Coward: The only thing Parakewl is a paragon of.
- Downer Ending: The ending of season one.
- Down in the Dumps: Ja Wangnan spouts very confident boasts while he rests majestically in a pile of garbage.
- Driven to Suicide: --Ho--
- Dual-Wielding: Hatsu.
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: Ho and Yu Han Sung, the second floor's administrator. The fans and translators thought for a long time that they were women. Done again with Nya Nia, with the author referencing his disposition to confuse the readers ("Huh? You're really a guy? Well, that was confusing." - Wangnan to Nia). And then Baam stole Yuri's hairstyle and got assigned to be roommates with Yeon, who fully expected him to be a girl... until he walks into the male showers.
- Dumb Muscle: Rak. He isn't the brightest, but damn can he fixate.
- Dynamic Entry: Lady Yuri introduces herself to Baam this way.
- Empathic Weapon: Again, Black March, which has a female spirit and has taken a shine to Baam and probably the rest of the 13 Month series.
- Everythings Better With Bunnies: Subverted. Headon is decidedly creepy and is either sadistic or merely enjoys fulfilling his duties in as literal a manner as possible.
- Everything's Better with Princesses
- Evil Tower of Ominousness Maybe, but we haven't actually seen the outside of the Tower.
- Eyes of Gold: Baam, Rachel, Ja, Arkraptor (with silver-grey skin, for added creepiness).
- Expy: Androssi Zahard. Faye Valentine. Need I say more? In the same manner, Baam might as well be Ganta Igarashi from Deadman Wonderland or Yukiteru Amano from Mirai Nikki.
- Fanservice: Interesting case of mainly the male cast being sexy with their clothes off. The only sexy shots you get to see of the ladies are Yuri's Zettai Ryouiki, Yeon's shoulders and Androssi in shorts and t-shirts. The guys don't only flash their abs, they sparkle!
- Fantastic Racism: Rak calls everybody except Anak turtles.
- Finger-Poke of Doom: Yuri. Also, Yeon gets the third highest score in the Shinsoo Competition by just strifing the meter with her knuckles.
- Fish Out of Water: Baam.
- Flashback Nightmare: Ho experiences a short nightmare in which a monster murders a bunch of children while he's putting on a Shinsoo trick show.
- Flying Weapon: The Sword That Flies Higher Than Any, which belongs to Hatsu and acts as an idependant parry weapon.
- Functional Magic: Shinsoo.
- Genius Loci: The Tower. It is not Headon that chooses the Regulars, he merely sees if they are worthy of proceeding.
- Girl in the Tower: Essentially the catalyst for the entire plot; Headon even spells it out.
Headon: "The answer is always at the top."
- Except that Rachel is very close and an Ill Girl. Except that even though they met up, they must still climb the Tower together, because Rachel will not stop midway.
Recent chapter no longer has her being an Ill Girl. Hinted during Ho's funeral.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: Yuri Zahard and Quant. It comes from the Shinsoo flowing through the eyes, giving something like night vision.
- Green Lantern Ring: The pocket, a multifunctional artifact that among other things works as a timer and a translator. Oh, and has an invisible mode and is a contract maker, allowing the use of Shinsoo.
- Groin Attack:
Rak: WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU SAYING?! MY PREY ISN'T WILLING TO CLIMB BECAUSE OF SOME FEMALE?! THE RUTTING SEASON MUST'VE STARTED ALREADY!! BRING HIM HERE NOW!! I'M GONNA YANK OUT HIS BANANA!!
- Ship Leesoo tries this against the Bull. It was a she. The effect is as you might have imagined.
- Guile Hero / Manipulative Bastard: Koon. He purposely directed A Team to their defeat just to give Baam and the other people in his friend list in B Team a chance to pass. Because it is still unknown what his true motive is, he can be the former or the latter.
- The Heart: Baam and Rak.
- Heartwarming Orphan: Baam and Anak.
- Hidden Depths: Several characters, especially Rak and Arkraptor. Koon even points out that Rak is unexpectedly perceptive when he sees through Koon's trick to get the other to help Baam in the final second-floor test.
- Hidden Purpose Test: The Doors.
- Hikkikomori: Jaian Repellista Zahard. She is holed up in her giant Opera light house all day long in her floating castle, plays computer games and watches everything.
- Honor Before Reason: Hatsu, Rak and Quant.
- Hostile Show Takeover: Rachel.
- Hypercompetent Sidekick: According to Word of God Yuri is around the top 500 rankers; however her Guide, Evan Edrok, who is constantly ordered by her is in the top 100.
- Impoverished Patrician: Koon Agero Agnis after the fall of his branch. But then he went and nabbed a few things out of Koon Eduan's treasury.
- Interplay of Sex and Violence: When ever Ren fights you get the feeling you walked in on a SM session. HE is one of the creepiest guys out there.
- It Amused Me: Lady Yuri's stated reason for helping Baam.
- It's All Upstairs From Here: The plot.
- Journey to Find Oneself: Koon is climbing the Tower to find what he is lacking.
- Killed Off for Real: Ho. Other than that, a lot of regulars die in the first few chapters, approximately 400 in the first test of the second floor.
- Kansas City Shuffle: Koon makes Quant think he's been toying with him to get to Rachel so that Quant protects her.
- Koon himself falls victim to a inverted to this in the door game: he was made to that he was being conned, when that wasn't the case at all. The information given to him was spot-on.
- * The Klutz: Yeon.
- Knight in Shining Armor: Hong Chunhwa.
- Lamarck Was Right: The daughters of princesses who have been empowered by Zahard inherit the enhanced powers he granted them, which is why they're forbidden to have children (or relationships with men, period.)
- Large Ham: "How dare you presumptuous newbies mock and defy me, the magnificent ranker Quant!"
- Libation for the Dead: At Ho's funeral, wine is poured into his grave.
- Limited Wardrobe: Ship Leesoo and his sweatsuit. Rankers in general.
- Lizard Folk: Rak, Lebin and Anak.
- Loads and Loads of Characters
- Loners Are Freaks: Baam, trapped in a cave for years, shunned and feared by his people. Irregulars, feared by everybody. Baam is an Irregular. Do the math what happened.
- Lost Him in a Card Game: Yeon was made a wager by Prince in the Shinsoo Competition. He lost her there.
- Long Runner: It's up to 70 chapters as of this moment. They are still on the Second Floor, and there are many, MANY floors to pass.
- Loophole Abuse: Part of Headon's justification for his test.
- Lovely Angels: Anak and Androssi.
- Magical Land: The world inside the Tower. The first floor is an interior with a giant monster eel, the second floor is a giant field under a blue sky with a floating island city above.
- Missed the Call: Inverted. At first it seemed like Rachel was the one invited to the Tower, but it turns out the one invited was actually Baam.
- Monochrome Past: Most of the Flashbacks in season 1.
- Muscles Are Meaningless: It's all about the wielding of Shinsoo and the application of braincells.
- My Favorite Shirt: Androssi is incredibly protective of "humanity's greatest cultural heritage". When Hwa Ryun aims a kick at it, she loses her cool and quite literally slips up.
- Names to Run Away From Really Fast: For starters, Rak Wraithraiser (or alternatively, Wreckraiser), and Akryung, meaning evil ghost. In series, the title Irregular instills fear into everybody due to guys like Phantaminum and Urek Mazino. Also, carrying the name of Zahard certifies that you are a really dangerous person. Also, Baam's new title is slayer.
- Rapdevil was probably meant to be threatening as well.
- Nerves of Steel: Baam faces down Headon's monster eel without flinching, simply because it's an obstacle.
- No Sell: Baam has a high Shinsoo resistance, to the point that most Shinsoo attacks are ineffective.
- Number Two: Backryun to Urek Mazino in the Walhaiksong.
- Obfuscating Disability: Rachel.
- Obstructive Bureaucrat: Headon follows his duties as they are outlined, but forgets some of the inconvenient niceties. Furthermore, Evankell's Hell is set up to get rid of all that may threaten the Tower.
- Although in Headon's case it got subverted, as everything was part of his plan to change the tower.
- Oh Crap: Yu Han-Sung has this pretty early.
Yu (jokingly): Did a Princess of Zahard or an Irregular come in?
- Ojou: Maschenny, Yuri and Yeon.
- Ominous Multiple Screens: The Lighthouses, which are a Lightbearers base of operations, are basically a bunch of floating screens. Pretty harmless by itself. But then Repellista's 'Opera' gets revealed.
- One-Man Army: Phantaminum, who defeated the high rankers of Zahard all by himself.
- Only the Worthy May Pass: The concept of the tower. What constitutes one's worth is never explained (or for that matter, perhaps understood), the one thing that all Regulars and Irregulars have in common is there exceptional desire to reach the top, at least at first.
- Orphan's Ordeal: The reason for Anak's revenge trip.
- Parental Abandonment: All over the place. Especially Baam, who never knew his parents.
- Place of Power: The Tower of God. Headon suggests that gaining magical abilities is a natural byproduct of climbing the Tower.
- Playing with Fire: The Yeon clan has fire-based powers.
- Posthumous Character: Anak Zahard. The living Regular using this name is actually her daughter.
- Power Levels: As the names suggest, Rankers have a ranking based in theory on how well they did climbing the tower (but, in practice, based on how powerful they are.) Exact numbers are rarely bandied about, though, aside from a listing the author provided of the top ten and a general distinction between the (top few hundred) 'high rankers' and the rest.
- Praetorian Guard: Zahard's princesses, on a more representative level.
- Then there's the guards of the princesses themselves.
- Princess Classic: Koon Maria Zahard.
- Psychopathic Manchild: Quant is a bit immature. And strong.
- Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: The Irregular. The strong-willed girl in a wheel chair. The distrustful outlawed royal. The kind-hearted blood-thirsty alligator. The butt-monkey, boastful, goofy strategist. The anti-social girl on a revenge-trip. The mysterious silent giant. The loyal dual-wielding swordsman. The Knight in Shining Armor. His animal-controlling admirer. The power-house that powernaps. Permanently. The cold-blooded princess that came from rags to riches. The sneaky, arrogant coward. The reptilian sniper. And that Russian-Mexican muscle-devil. Weird bunch.
- Rapunzel Hair: Baam in his flashbacks, Ho, Black March, Yu Han Sung, Yeon, Yuri and Maschenny. And Baam after five years again.
- Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: Yuri Zahard, with her white skin, black hair and red eyes.
- Razor Wind: Any cutting Shinsoo attack is basically this, since Shinsoo is the surrogate for air in the Tower. The only difference: It gets denser the higher you climb the tower. and the denser it gets, the more it becomes like water.
- Reason You Suck Speech: See CMOA above, both Baam and Rak, the latter especially to Koon.
- Rebellious Princess: Lady Yuri.
- Red Herring: For a while, you are to think that either Hwa Ryun, Koon, or Androssi is manipulating Ho.
- Ronin: Hatsu.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: Every Member of the 10 Families (which includes Koon), Zahard's Princesses (Yuri, Androssi and by heritage, Anak probably Zahard himself.
- Samurai: Hatsu, since he is a wandering samurai with no master and no nobility, he is also a Ronin.
- Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Yuri and Evan.
- She's A Man In Korea: Ho, Evankhell's floor's director. The translators (and readers) mistook them for being female for some time. Can't blame them.
- Scope Snipe: Lebin's sniper rifle gets disassembled by Rak's javelin thrown up the barrel.
- Secret Identity: Rachel takes on the alias of Michelle Light, Anak Zahard pretends to be her mother and Baam himself is known as Jyu Viole Grace in season 2.
- Secret Police: The RED.
- When Quant still thinks he can win, Androssi asks him if he picked up "seven magical balls."
- Baam thinks the shrunk Rak is a new Digimon.
- After Rak, Koon and Baam agree to stand together as a true team, the background briefly becomes a peach garden.
- Wangnan uses Shinsoo bombs that look like Pokeballs.
- The second test uses a punching machine to determine Shinsoo strength, much like the one in Dragon Ball Z.
- Repellista Zahard has Fus Roh Da written over her doorway.
- Slasher Smile: It's probably hidden from the other characters by the shape of his head, but Headon sports one of these numerous times during Baam's test.
- The Smart Guy: Ship Leesoo, Koon Agero Agnis.
- Smug Snake:
- Len, the wave-controller instructor and member of the Royal Enforcement Division is a good schemer, but a foul bastard, clearly enjoying pushing several of Zahard's Princesses into a corner and trying to make them go at each other.
- Parakewl isn't even a good schemer, he's just an arrogant backstabbing whiney jerkass.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Several, though most notable are Zahard/Jahad/Zahard (they changed it, then changed it back because screw the names, translators decide them) and Lahel/Rachel. The latter, coincidentally, was changed by the translators on the Wham! Episode where Rachel is revealed to be a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing.
- Supporting Protagonist: Ja Wangnan in season two.
- Sword Almighty: Explicitly subverted. While a few people use them, swords become increasingly useless in the higher reaches of the tower due to high concentrations of dense water-like Shinsoo, which replaces air in the tower and makes broad-bladed weapons unwieldy. Instead, the default weapon-type of the tower is the needle.
- Tagalong Kid: Miseng, Sunwoo Nare.
- Team Killer: Yeon. She isn't malevolent, though, she's just a hot girl prone to friendly fire.
- Technicolor Fire: Yeon's flames are pink, purple and blue.
- Temporal Theme Naming: Twenty-Fifth Baam is named after his birthday. Black March is one of twelve plus 1 legendary weapons named after the English months.
- Time Skip: Five years have passed between Season 1 and Season 2, around Chapter 78.
- Token Evil Teammate: Hon Arkraptor. Perhaps Akryung.
- Token Mini-Moe: Miseng.
- Token Minority: Quant. Kinda. If ethnicity wasn't so weird to begin with here. Kurudan is black with white hair (possibly a french or brazilian football player?). Amigochaz… is kinda mexican, with red wings.
- Tomboy: Lady Yuri, much to Evan's chagrin, Rachel also gives off the vibes of such. And of course Anak.
- Tomboy Princess: Lady Yuri of course.
- Toxic Phlebotinum: Shinsoo can be corrosive to the human body. It also can cause pressure sickness.
- Trapped in Another World: Very likely. No sign of the door through which he came in, and the environment of the second floor strongly suggests that the Tower doesn't follow the rules of a normal world.
- Training Montage: The chapter preceeding the guardian's exam is basically this.
- Troubled Backstory Flashback: Anak flashes back to her childhood and the assassination/execution of her mother who was guilty of having relations with a man and giving birth to Anak despite being a Princess of Zahard.
- Also, the short snippets of Koon's past are rather uncomfortable.
- Same goes for Ho, who regretted his past, Serena who accepted her past and Androssi, who grew stronger and colder through her past.
- Troubled but Cute: Baam in the second season.
- True Companions: Despite the harsh circumstances, even the anti-social Anak and the cynical, manipulative Androssi help, like the rest of the examinees, Baam and Rachel take the Guardian's exam, even though they had no personal gain from it and it supposed to be ungodly hard.
- Tsundere: Rak
No... I just- It's not that I'm worried about the turtle. I just wanted to check if anything might be wrong with my prey... You could call it... market research?
- Twist Ending: Season 1. Rachel tries to kill Baam, since she thinks Baam took her place as a regular, this puts Akryung's and Baam's irregular status in question. It seems as if Rachel also held some kind of fear of Baam. Furthermore, Headon is a mastermind that plans to change the tower with the support of Yu Han Sung, Akryung and Hwa Ryun, who turns out to be a Ranker and Baam as a central figure must vanish from the public eye, so his death must be staged. Since Baam was apparently chosen by the Tower, it also means that the tower is trying to change the system of Zahard. What. A. Tweeeest.
- Unni: Nare and Miseng hold great respect for Androssi and Goseng respectively.
- Unwanted Harem: First of all, Yuri and Black March are confirmed, along with Androssi who gets a lot of Ship Tease. Somehow, those who are Genre Savvy and wear Shipping Goggles made the addition of Hwa Ryun and Yeon into the Harem pretty much Fanon.
- Upgrade Artifact: The weapons of the 13 Month series.
- Verbal Tic: To Rak, anything that is not an alligator is a turtle. Except Anak. She is a pesky lizard.
- Vitriolic Best Buddies: Anak and Hatsu get along pretty well, it might have even been love at first fight. But the weirdest relationship she has is the one with her aunt Androssi.
- There is barely a pair that understands eachother like Koon and Rak. They are also the guys that constantly butt heads.
- Vomit Indiscretion Shot: During Lero-ro's test, a regular ends up vomiting after feeling the shinsoo pressure seen at floor 30 and above.
- Web First
- Wham! Episode: Several in brutally quick succession: Rachel can stand! Rachel tries to kill Baam! Rachel was not chosen by the Tower, Baam was! Rachel hates Baam for stealing her dream! Headon is a Jerkass! Well, that last one isn't quite as much of a surprise by now, but still.
- White Haired Pretty Clan: The Koons
- Wide-Eyed Idealist: Baam. And he's so goddamn cute at it.
- The Wiki Rule: http://towerofgod.wikia.com/ . Pretty extensive.
- Wingding Eyes: Love's eyes don't have pupils, they have hatchings and scribbles.
- Word of God: The author's blog; some translations are available here.
- World Building: Tower of God is the first part in a series of stories set in the Talse.Uzer universe.
- World's Strongest Man: Phantaminum.
- The X of Y: The Tower of God.
- You Are Number Six: 25th Baam.
- You Get What You Pay For: The food in Evankell's cafeteria is bought with test points, hence, people get the cheepest available.
- Zettai Ryouiki: Lady Yuri, grade A.
- Except Leroro quite frankly disagrees on that