|“||No... it can't end like this. No matter what happens, I have to get to the top of the Tower. For me, rather than trash like you, far more important things are hanging on the line! No matter what... I can't stop. Someone... please... Someone, Please Save Me! YOU TRASH!||”|
Parakewl (파라큘, Parakyul) is a rather unintelligent and useless Regular. He got through most of the Second Floor and was assigned the Spear Bearer position. He was placed on Team B in the Hide-and-Seek Test and came up with a ridiculous plan called "Spear Bearer Revolution", which essentially involved everyone sacrificing themselves so that he could get the best score. Also, he abandoned Hatsu while he was fighting the Ranker, Quant. This gives us an idea of how self-centered he is. He will do anything to get to the top, even if it involves betraying his comrades.
- 1 Appearance and Personality
- 2 Tower of God: Part 1
- 3 Tower of God: Part 2 - The Return of the Prince
- 4 Powers and Abilities
- 5 Alternate Translations
- 6 References
- 7 Navigation
Appearance and Personality
Parakewl has the appearance of a zombie: his skin is green and his physique is boney. He wears a dark yellow cap and covers himself with a black robe, underneath of which is a yellow-collared white tunic.
In Part 1, Parakewl comes across as an extremely self-centered character. He convinces Mauchi to abandon Hatsu during the Hide-and-Seek game in order to escape a confrontation with Quant. Later on, he manipulates Ho into using Rachel as a bargaining chip so that he can take down Quant with his spear. His distrust in his teammates also wavers when he is in the midst of difficult situations, as demonstrated when he refuses to follow Khun's order to stand down during the Submerged Fish Hunt Test and throws his spear at the Thieves regardless, which almost results in the failure of the mission.
As a whole, Parakewl serves as an annoying but sometimes necessary force for the other Regulars in the story. He has absolutely none of the traits that one would expect from a character in the protagonist group. He is cowardly, not particularly smart, rather weak, and very cold-hearted. At the same time, he is ridiculously vain and sincerely believes that he is better than everyone else, often deridingly calling all others "trash" to their faces. However, his actions also serve as catalysts for major events to take place - sometimes beneficial and at other times detrimental. His ascent in the Tower is largely due to the help of his brilliant teammates and less of his own abilities. In the entire group, Parakewl has stronger ties to Rak and is often seen hanging out with him. This is mostly due to the fact that Rak saved his life after Parakewl's blunder in the Submerged Fish Hunt Examination.
Parakewl made his first appearance on the Second Floor, was assigned to the position of Spear Bearer, participated in the test of Hide-and-Seek with the B team and was assigned to the test together with Hatsu and Mauchi. When Androssi took over, he travelled with Hatsu and Mauchi. He complained that the idea of making a "Spear Bearer Revolution" was better than Androssi's idea. When Hatsu was attacked by Quant, he came up with a plan to run off instead of backing him up, which they promptly did. He said he also had a plan which would get them out of being beaten up for ditching Hatsu. When he noticed Ho, he used the situation to take a shot at Quant and when he missed, he told Ho to use Rachel as a hostage so his team could take out Quant. However, when Baam arrived, his whole group was easily defeated by Quant.
Parakewl almost ruined the Submerged Fish Test by attacking the Thieves too early and had to be bailed out by Rak.
At the end of Part 1, Parakewl went up to the Third Floor with the other Regulars, after the supposed death of Baam.
Appears in one of the rounds of the "Plug" event where he is fleeing from a Regular. He also interferes in the fight between Anak Zahard and Khun Ran, causing both of them to lose the fight, leaving everyone stunned.
When Viole is confronted by Androssi, Rak, and Yihwa, Parakewl finally manages to do something useful by distracting into Viole, who would have otherwise escaped, although arguably, even this might not have been a useful deed, as this caused Viole and the rest to fall right into FUG's plan.
He was seen with the other Regulars inside the Wolhaiksong suspendiship. Later, he was present when everyone reunited after the events were over.
Parakewl was seen with the other lot as the Regulars relaxed at the Wolhaiksong resort.
Powers and Abilities
Parakewl is good at using situations to his advantage and is capable of throwing a spear quite well. When the main group left the floor of the test he managed to get them to take him with them. No one expects him to be a threat as he's not particularly strong (or even strong at all), which allows him to take people by surprise which turns out to be a great advantage in various situations.
Evolution!! Longterm!!! (에볼루셔어언-!! 롱－터엄!!, ebol'lusyeoeoeon-!! long－teoeom!!): Parakewl pops out of nowhere from under a rock. This technique is capable of knocking out two of the top fivers, Ran and Anak, when they were severely weakened (Ran was nearing his last five minutes of Redan and Anak was badly injured by Ran).
Revolution!! Freedom!!! (레볼루셔언!! 후리더엄!!!, lebollusyeoeon hulideoeom): Parakewl pops out of nowhere from behind a wall. This technique is capable of surprising Viole, causing him to run straight into the user and letting Parakewl's partner, Rak, to catch Viole despite high movement speed of the latter.
- (Korean pronunciation) Pah-rah-kyool
- (SIU's English) Parakkiul
- (LINE) Paracule