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In Squid Game, how did they guarantee a winner for the glass bridge "game"?

So I'm re-watching Squid Game and I'm trying to figure out something with the glass bridge sub-game. How did they know that someone would survive the sub-game? At that point of the series/episodes, ...
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Why did Sang-woo use Clause 3 of the games but vote to continue?

Spoiler in this question for Squid Game. In the first episode of Squid Game, My guess is he initially was shocked from But when he saw the money in the plastic piggybank, he changed his mind? Is ...
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What happened to the debts of 456?

Attention, massive spoilers ahead. In one of the early episodes we see that the main character is hunted by some gangsters because of his debts. They tell him, that if he doesn't pay his debts they ...
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Favoritism in Squid Game for specific player?

For Squid Game, I've seen multiple theories that Il-nam was treated differently in "Red light, Green light" because he does not have a green hue in the robot's vision but I feel like I see a ...
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Why did the policeman's brother still have a dorm room after all these years?

In Squid Games, we see the policeman visit his brothers dorm room to find the business card with strange symbols. This leads the policeman to believe that his brother is a participant in the current ...
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How did Squid Game ensure a single winner for every season?

It is shown that Squid Game had a single winner in every season, starting from 1990s to 2010s. How is it ensured? In the current season it was very possible that no one survived the toughened glass ...
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Bow and Gift Box symbolism throughout Squid Game

Throughout the 9 episodes of Squid Game (2021), there are several instances of gift boxes with bows on them. The main character, Seong Gi-hun, tried desperately to retrieve a gift box from a coin ...
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Why did the kid yelled "Banzai" instead of its Korean equivalent in Squid Game? [closed]

In the opening scene of the Squid Game, it is shown that after winning the "squid game", a kid yelled Banzai in the Korean audio. In this context, it means "victory". But the word ...
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Why did the game not get terminated when the majority voted to stop the game

After the first game, the remaining players decide to take a vote to stop the game. Before the vote, the following is told: [masked manager] If you wish to give up on playing, the 25.5 billion won ...
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How was this player going to survive the third game?

Spoilers for the ending of Squid Game: Game 1 (Red Light, Green Light) and 2 (Sugar Honeycombs), he wins easily, since they're individual games and he knows what they are in advance. However, Game 3 (...
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Do the player numbers have any symbolism or significance?

In Squid Game, each of the 456 players is assigned a unique number from 001 to 456. E.g., the protagonist, Gi-hun's player number is the last number, "456", while Il-nam's (the old man) ...
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What does VIP imply by "games in Korea were the best"?

In episode 07 of Squid Game Season 01, a set of VIPs arrive at the island to view the final set of games in person. Amidst the discussions one of them comments “The games in Korea were the best”. The ...
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Meaning of the shapes used in Squid Game?

Related to the 2021 Netflix original Korean series Squid Game. Throughout the series, we see these 3 particular shapes popping up; Square, Circle and Triangle. First we see them printed in the card ...
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Plan for Tug of War game with odd number of players?

In the 2021 Netflix series Squid Game, round 3 was Tug of War, which made the remaining 80 players divide into 8 teams of 10 members each, for a deadly tug of war game where each 2 randomly selected ...
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What are the precedents for the game elements of "Squid Game" beyond "Battle Royale"?

Having watched Squid Game, I have the feeling that, while it is very different from Battle Royale, there are a number of elements that the two works have in common, in the way that the game is ...
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Number of players left in Squid Game after the fourth game?

The contest in Squid Game consists of six games, and initially there are 456 contestants. We know that, after the first two games and the nocturnal brawl, there are exactly 80 players remaining. They ...
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How are the guards recruited?

We see that in Squid Game, there are a large number of guards who oversee the games. Of course, we are given some idea of how the contestants are recruited—they are extensively surveilled and then ...
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How do the organizers keep the game secret?

In Squid Game, we see that a standard method of recruitment for the titular lethal competition is playing an extended game with candidates in highly surveilled subway stations, which seems to involve ...
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Why did the Front Man join the organization?

In the penultimate episode, it is revealed that is the Front Man, the leader of the game. He becomes so dedicated to the game, in fact, that he is willing to kill the aforementioned character with ...
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What is the significance of Gi-hun and Sang-woo being from Ssangmun-dong?

In Squid Game, Gi-hun (Player 456) and Sang-woo (Player 218) are both identified as being from Ssangmun-dong. Ali (Player 199) initially thought that Gi-hun's name was "Ssangmun-dong" since ...
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Why did the old man (player 001) vote as he did?

In Squid Game, during the vote as to whether the players wanted to participate in further rounds, why did the old man i.e. player #1 vote no? Since I assume it would have been better if he voted yes ...