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I take everything I'm feeling, everything that matters to me... I push all of it into my fist, and I fight for it.

Sun Bak (Korean name: Bak Sun; Hangul: 박선) is a South Korean business executive based in Seoul and a burgeoning star in the underground kickboxing world. But she gets caught in a web of embezzlement, courtesy of her brother, and makes the ultimate sacrifice to honor her deceased mother's memory.

Sun works diligently for her father, but goes unnoticed more often than not, in favor for her younger brother, Joong-Ki Bak

Currently, she is in jail, awaiting the outcome of her trial.

BiographyEdit

BackgroundEdit

As a child, Sun was extremely close with her mother, who died when she was a child. She participated in martial arts competitions as a child and continued the discipline into adulthood, eventually going to fight in underground rings against whatever opponents she is given.

She discovered her brother's betrayal and embezzlement before her father did, and had to inform him of it. Recalling her mother's dying wish for Sun to protect her father and brother, she chooses to take her brother's place and confess to his crimes so that he can remain out of prison and her father's company can survive the scandal.

While she is in prison she is surprised to meet other women prisoners who applaud her alleged betrayal of the men in her family. Some of her cellmates include survivors of domestic violence who killed their husbands. When asked if she misses her family, she says that she only misses her dog.

Numerous times throughout the first season Sun supports her cluster-mates through hand to hand combat and her expert martial arts skills.

Sensate DiscoveryEdit

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RelationshipsEdit

Sun is initially alarmed at her awakened sensate abilities. Early on she decides to treat visits as hallucinations and though she accepts them, she also ignores them. Eventually she offers advice and wisdom to her cluster-mates. For example, she notes to Riley that she might as well return to Iceland if it will be safer there than in London, where Nyx is still searching for his drug supply and money. Like Will, Riley, Capheus, and others she is self-sacrificing, though her decision to support others often comes from a matter-of-fact attitude. She also "shares" her expert martial arts skills in order to take out her anger and frustration while she is imprisoned in Season 1. 

Outside the cluster Edit

Soo-Jin In prison, she befriends her women cellmates, especially Soo-Jin (portrayed by Sara Sohn). Soo-Jin helps Sun learn how to sew in their "female vocational training." In return Sun stops another prisoner from bullying Soo-Jin. As a token of gratitude, Soo-Jin asks Min-Jung to deliver some paint brushes to her in solitary. These brushes symbolize many things--friendship, connection, and hope. (Soo-Jin enjoys painting outside whenever possible because "it feels good to remember happier times.") 

Kang-Dae Bak Sun seemed to love her father, but upbraided him for his willful blindness in regards to the faults of his son. In the beginning of the first season, she confesses to her brother's crimes to save the reputation of her father's company and legacy (though she regrets this later).

Joong-Ki Bak She loathes her brother Joong-Ki (portrayed by Ki-Chan Lee), his philandering habits, and his expensive and corrupt tastes. When he came to visit her in prison and delivered the news of her father's death, she realized immediately he had him killed to prevent him from exonerating Sun. Outraged, she attacks him and attempts to beat him to death before she is taken back to solitary confinement. When or how Sun will get justice for her father's murder and take her rightful place as heir to the Bak chaebol remains unknown.

In Season 1, Sun has no explicit romantic interests or relationships. While being processed in prison, a doctor inquires about her sexual history and she states the last time she had a partner was "some time ago."

Inside the cluster Edit

Riley Blue: Sun first meets Riley in Demons where they share their problems of being in trouble for someone else's crime. Their advice to each other helped them.

Capheus "Van Damme": Sun first encounters Capheus in Smart Money Is on the Skinny Bitch, and he appears to her in a beaten up state, begging her to help him. She is confused at first, but eventually manages to lend her abilities to Capheus to beat up the gang Superpower while simultaneously beating her own opponent in the ring. She meets him again in Art Is Like Religion, where they talk about the difficulty of having to make a decision, the both of them reassessing what's important to them in order to help them make that decision.

Nomi Marks: Sun doesn't directly interact with Nomi until We Will All Be Judged by the Courage of Our Hearts, where she helps Nomi in her escape by disarming the men surrounding her by following Will's advice.

Will Gorski: Sun meets Will in We Will All Be Judged by the Courage of Our Hearts, when helping Nomi escape. He gives her advice on how to disarm the men. She also helped take down the guards in I Can't Leave Her, when Will was breaking out Riley.

Kala Dandekar: Kala appears to Sun in her cell in Just Turn the Wheel and the Future Changes, crying for Wolfgang. Sun tells Kala that crying is useless, and you should take everything that you feel and put in into action.

Wolfgang Bogdanow: Sun and Wolfgang haven't directly interacted as of yet, she appears with the other members of the cluster in Just Turn the Wheel and the Future Changes, when Wolfgang is walking through the rows of stelae in the Holocaust Memorial.

Lito Rodriguez: Sun's encounters with Lito mostly give off a comedic tone, the first one being in Art Is Like Religion, when she wakes up in the morning with a period. Throughout the whole day they share their emotions, leaving Lito frustrated and Sun unable to focus on her training. Their next encounter is when they both have "interviews", Sun's being with the doctor's and Lito's with an interviewer.

SkillsEdit

  • Languages: Korean (native)
  • Martial arts
  • Business strategising

Memorable QuotesEdit

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