K-dramas are best known for their romance and drama, but they also have some strong female leads – who can hold their own and will not back down. There are leads with deadly stares that would make any grown grown-up shiver. With so many K-dramas available, there are plenty of badass female leads to choose from.
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Some defy the odds or the general public’s belief that a female detective can be skilled in martial arts. These women demonstrate that not all K-drama female leads must be damsels in distress in search of their prince. Sometimes she stays with her audience and tells a long story.
Jang Man‑wol – Hotel Del Luna
Jang Man-Wol, the hotel manager of Hotel Del Luna, was played by Korean singer-songwriter and actor IU in Hotel Del Luna. She is not to be trifled with, especially given her criminal history. She must serve a sentence as the manager of the Hotel Del Luna to atone for her crimes.
She can be cold and ill-tempered in the drama. She terrifies people, frequently saves the day, and demonstrates her immense power. She isn’t afraid to go after what she wants either. Despite her broken heart, she demonstrates that she does not require a man to survive.
Ko Moon‑Young – It’s Okay To Not Be Okay
It’s Okay To Not Be Okay’s Ko MoonYoung (Seo Ye-Ji) is a little odd, but in a good rather say cool way. As a child, the character was subjected to emotional abuse by her mother, and she also had an antisocial personality disorder. She’s a force to be reckoned with as an adult. She appears cold, detached and controlling, but she knows what she wants regardless of what others say.
Her impeccable fashion sense complements her fiery personality. She has no fear of anyone and will defend herself and, on occasion, others. She intervenes when a father berates the main male character’s brother at her event. When the father begins, she pulls his hair, demands an apology, and punishes the wife.
Jung Tae-Eul – The King: Eternal Monarch
Jeong Tae-Eul (Kim Go-Eun) from The King: Eternal Monarch amazed viewers with her forthright demeanor and abilities as a police officer. She is a Violent Crimes Squad Inspector who takes her job very seriously. Her father was a Tae Kwon Do instructor, and she was trained from a young age, viewers learn.
She keeps her head up as she discovers a parallel world in the fantasy-driven plot. When faced with danger, Tae-Eul is a strong female character. It’s a thrilling scene when she evades the kidnappers, fights them off, and even manages to seek help when injured.
Hong Cha-Young – Vincenzo
In 2021, Vincenzo became a Netflix must-watch K-drama. While the plot revolves around a former Italian consigliere’s return to South Korea, Cha-Young is the true star (Jeon Yeo-Boon). Cha-Young worked as a prosecutor for the firm that represents the tainted Babel Group.
When she discovers that they planned her father’s murder, she joins forces with Vincenzo (Song Joong-Ki) to seek justice. Fans laugh at her carefree antics but get chills at her ability to flip the switch, and when it comes to the people she cares about and bringing down Babel Group, she’ll go to any length to succeed.
Kang Seo-Hae – Sisyphus: The Myth
The plot revolves around a young woman who is tasked with traveling to the past to save a brilliant engineer from a peril that would impact the future. Fans applaud Kang Seo-Hae (Park Shin-Hye) for her performance as the female lead.
It’s not easy to leave behind your only family and life to embark on a perilous and unprecedented journey back in time, especially when the outcome of the future is hanging on her shoulders. Seo-Hae demonstrated that she is tough enough to deal with any risk, regardless of time.
Yoo Jung – Bloody Heart
Bloody Heart is one of the best K-dramas released this year. The period drama portrays a guy who is willing to forego his royal duties in order to pursue his love. Kang Han-Na plays Yoo Jung, a bold woman who has caught the heart of a monarch, in K-drama.
Yoo Jung has been the target of an evil villain who intends to use her to obtain power as a result of her prolific position. Despite the fact that she and her family are threatened, Yoo Jung maintains steadfastness and refuses to budge. Yoo Jung is an unquestionably courageous and daring woman.
It’s no surprise she’s won the king’s favor.