Though born of a human body, he was not one who grew within human constraint. This is an existence above any human, a distinctly separate entity from man. A "Ranker".

Hatsu referring to Quant, Vol.1 Chapter 44


A Ranker (랭커, raengkeo) is a being who has reached the top of the Zahard Empire (currently 134th Floor) and has been given a Rank. This Rank should not be confused with the Ranking and Grading that both Rankers and Regulars continuously receive.

About

Artwork of a High Ranker[1]

Ranker are those individuals who reached the 134 Floor and have been given a rank. This Rank is issued by the Ranking Administration Office and it is calculated after investigating and combining statistics such as a person's power, recognition and influence. There are some who hold high rankings due to the influence and attributes they hold (e.g. Baek Ryun) and there are others who have weak combat strength but hold high Rankings due to some other reasons (e.g. Evan Edrok)".

According to SIU, the Ranker position in the Tower is a very lavish status (one can assume they have no problem with living expenses). However, just because they became a Ranker doesn't mean their rivalries have ended. Rather, they enter into more fearsome rivalries, so they seek better positions and better jobs. [2]

Because of this, Rankers are sometimes Test Directors or Test Administrators of Floors. They are viewed as gods and have a much higher status than Regulars and normal residents of the Tower. They may also use the Middle Area's staircases to either skip certain Floors or to travel between the Inner and Outer Towers. Though they are permitted many benefits, they are usually restricted from entering the Regulars' Districts or from associating with them.[3]

Rankers of Karaka's level have eyes rivaling Observers; this results from training for a very long time, both physically and mentally.[4]

Advanced Ranker

If a Ranker's ranking is in the top 10% of total Rankers, they are considered an Advanced Ranker (상위 랭커, sang-wi laengkeo). There are about ten thousand Advanced Rankers (including the top 1%) in total.[5]

High Ranker

If a Ranker's ranking is in the top 1% of total Rankers, he/she is considered a High Ranker (하이 랭커, hai raengkeo). There are about 1000 High Rankers in total. High Rankers are often described as gods among gods. Only those of a level equal to a High Ranker can become a Ruler.[6]

In fact, the appearance of single High Ranker is a calamity for any Regular. It's normal for people who manage or rule the floor to warn all Regulars if a High Ranker appears. If a High Ranker caused disturbance, it's customary for the High Rankers that rules that floor to challenge the intruder. You can think of this scenario like Nuclear Bomb threat. (You can only fight nukes with nukes.)[7]

High Rankers earn the right to go up to the 135th Floor but the Guardian of this Floor is very hostile.[8] Therefore not a single High Ranker has been known to have ascended to the 135th Floor.[8]

They seldom fight for their lives: a fight like the one between Yuri and Karaka at the end of the 'Name Hunt' Station arc is a rare event.[4]

According to Evankhell, except for certain special positions, if a high ranker in the top 300 positions cannot kill one of the other top 300 rankers in battle, they will never reach the top rankings. This is because, to become a top 300 ranker, rankers needs to be different from the rankers below them.[9]

Blue Hole

There is a term called Blue Hole (블루홀, beulluhol) and it is used for High Rankers who have been inactive for so long since ancient times that no one knows if they are dead or alive, or Rankers whose true influence or power are difficult to measure.[10]

Sobriquet

Sobriquet (이명, 異名, I-myeong; "nickname" or "pseudonym") is a type of nickname issued by the Ranking Administration Office, usually in reference to the High Ranker's battle Position or other aspects. Only High Rankers are able to receive a sobriquet.

A sobriquet can also be turned down, as Baek Ryun and Khun Eduan refused their sobriquets. Also, a person might be presented with more than one sobriquet as with Khun Eduan.

Fishermen are usually given the names of Shinheuh.[6] Guides are usually given the names of Boats. Wave Controllers are usually given the names of winds and waves.

A few examples of Sobriquets being named after something, other than a battle Position:
Enryu's sobriquet is called "Red Tower" because whenever he passes by, the shinsu around him turns red for some unknown reason. Zahard is the first King in the Tower's history and, as such, his sobriquet is "King of the Tower".

Known Rankers

Rankers In Order of Rank
Rank Name Sobriquet Position Info
1 Phantaminum(Inactive) Riddle Unknown An Irregular and Axis User
2 Enryu(Inactive) Red Tower Spear Bearer An Irregular who murdered the 43rd Floor Guardian.
3 Zahard(Active) King of the Tower Fisherman King of the Tower
4 Urek Mazino(Active) Ray Barracuda Fisherman Irregular and co-founder of Wolhaiksong
5 Arie Hon(Active) White Sword; White Oar Fisherman Head of the Arie Family and 100th Floor Ruler
6 Khun Eduan(Active) Marlin; Blue Thunderclap Spear Bearer, Fisherman, Jeonsulsa Head of the Khun Family
7 Adori Zahard(Active) Killer Whale Fisherman Zahard Princess, Head of the Royal Guard and owner of the Golden November
7 Eurasia Enne Zahard(Sealed) Great White Shark Fisherman Zahard Princess and owner of the Colourless December
9 Baek Ryun(Active) None Wave Controller Co-founder of Wolhaiksong and 77th Floor Ruler.
10 Ha Yurin(Inactive) Snakehead Scout, Fisherman Head of the Ha Family
11 Tu Perie Tperie(Active) God's Eye Light Bearer Head of the Tu Perie Family
12 Molic One P. GR(Active) Molic One Unclassified Eldest of the Three Lords
13 Eurasia Blossom(Active) Flower Shrimp Wave Controller Head of the Eurasia Family
14 Po Bidau Gustang(Active) Aloof Wave Wave Controller Head of the Po Bidau Family
15 Grace Mirchea Luslec(Active) Heretic; Tiger Fish Fisherman Leader of FUG
16 Hendo Lok Bloodmadder(Active) Long-Life Turtle Defender Head of the Hendo Family
17 Yeon Hana(Active) Cichlid Fisherman, Wave Controller Head of the Yeon Family
36 Arie Hagipherione Zahard(Active) Unknown Unknown Zahard's Princess and owner of the Red October
Top 100 Ha Jinsung(Sealed) Unknown Fisherman FUG member
Top 100 Khun Maschenny Zahard(Active) Unknown Fisherman, Jeonsulsa Zahard's Princess and owner of the Yellow May
Top 100 Evan Edrok(Active) Fast Ship Guide Chief Guide of Zahard Family
278 Lo Po Bia Lefav(Active) Unknown Spear Bearer Member of Zahard's Army
Top 300 Evankhell(Active) The Infernal Evankhell Hwayeomsa Former 2nd Floor Ruler and formerly Rank: 60th, fell out of Top 100. It is uncertain what her rank is now, but she is currently minimum top 300.
Top 500 Ha Yuri Zahard(Active) Black Snakehead Fisherman Zahard's Princess and owner of the Black March and Green April
500-1000 Dorian Frog(Active) Unknown Anima Second Division Vice Commander of Kallavan's 4th Army Corp.
High Ranker Ari Bright Sharon(Active) Unknown Fisherman First Division Commander of Kallavan's 4th Army Corp.
High Ranker Ari Han(Active) Unknown Unknown Head of the Ari Family
High Ranker Augusgus(Active) Unknown Unknown 20th Floor Test Director
High Ranker Baylord Doom(Active) Unknown Unknown Eldest brother of Yama, former Top 200 in his prime, currently unknown.
High Ranker Baylord Paul(Active) Unknown Unknown Third Brother of Yama.
High Ranker Baylord Yama(Active) God of Fighting Dogs Unknown FUG Slayer and Leader of Yama's Gang
High Ranker Berdych(Active) Unknown Unknown Fourth in-command of Yama's Gang
High Ranker Cha(Active) Unknown Fisherman Leader of Hidden Grove
High Ranker Dowon(Active) Forget-Me-Not Wave Controller War Hero from the Land of the Peach Blossom.
High Ranker Garam Zahard(Active) Mako Shark Unknown Zahard's Princess and owner of the Blue August and Indigo July
High Ranker Grand De Jah(Active) Unknown Unknown Former leader of North City on the 43rd Floor and "protector" of the Spirit Room.
High Ranker Grand De Sah(Active) Unknown Unknown Former leader of South City on the 43rd Floor.
High Ranker Ha Cheonhee(Active) Unknown Unknown Second Division Commander of the 4th Army Corp.
High Ranker Heice Zahard(Active) Unknown Unknown Zahard's Princess
High Ranker Kallavan(Active) Human Hunter Fisherman Former commander of the 4th Army Corp.
High Ranker Karaka(Active) Unknown Scout, Wave Controller, Fisherman FUG Slayer
High Ranker Kendrick Diel(Active) Unknown Unknown 4th Division Commander of the Fifth Army Corp of Zahard's Army.
High Ranker Khel Hellam(Active) Unknown Unknown An Elder of FUG.
High Ranker Khun Hynd Luch(Active) Unknown Unknown Fourth Division Commander of the 4th Army Corp.
High Ranker Khul Nissam Kay(Active) Unknown Unknown First Division

Assistant Commander of the 4th Army Corp.

High Ranker Khun Marco Asensio(Unknown) Flying Fish Spear Bearer Famous high ranker of the Khun Family who created his own faction in the tower.
High Ranker Khun Royale Elliot(Active) Unknown Unknown 44th Floor Ruler of the Khun Family.
High Ranker Lo Po Bia Fucile(Active) Unknown Unknown 2nd Division Commander of the 5th Army Corp of Zahard's Army.
High Ranker Lo Po Bia Haratcha(Active) Unknown Unknown 3rd Division Commander of the 5th Army Corp of Zahard's Army.
High Ranker Lo Po Bia Ha Satcha(Active) Unknown Unknown 1st Division Commander of the 5th Army Corp of Zahard's Army.
High Ranker Lo Po Bia Yasratcha(Active) Unknown Anima Commander of the 5th Army Corp of Zahard's Army.
High Ranker Madoraco(Active) Grey Catfish Unknown FUG member
High Ranker McCage(Active) Unknown Unknown Vice Commander of the 5th Army Corp of Zahard's Army.
High Ranker Nyono Wan(Active) Unknown Unknown Third Division Commander of the 4th Army Corp.
High Ranker Po Bidau Lyborick Khun(Active) Unknown Unknown Commander of the 4th Army Corp of Zahard's Army.
High Ranker Pondo Zahard(Active) Unknown Unknown Zahard's Princess
High Ranker Quadrado(Active) Unknown Unknown Took part in the "Great Journey".
High Ranker Soo-oh(Active) Unknown Guide Guide for FUG Elder Khel Hellam.
High Ranker Sophia Tan(Active) Unknown Unknown FUG Elder.
High Ranker White(Active) Unknown Unknown FUG Slayer
High Ranker Yolker(Active) Unknown Unknown Member of the 4th Army Corp.
Advanced Ranker Culden(Active) None Unknown No.6 in Yama's Gang
Advanced Ranker Jordan(Active) None Unknown No.8 in Yama's Gang
Advanced Ranker Lo Po Bia Didiano(Active) None Unknown Member of Zahard's Army
Advanced Ranker Phonsekal Drak(Active) None Light Bearer Second Division Company Commander of Kallavan's 4th Army Corp.
Advanced Ranker Ruel Mon(Active) None Spear Bearer No.7 in Yama's Gang
Advanced Ranker Yu Han Sung(Active) None Wave Controller, Dansulsa, Wonsulsa, Anima Test Director of the Second Floor
Ranker Alphid Zahard(Unknown) None Unknown Zahard's Princess and owner of the Luminous June
Ranker An Zahard(Active) None Unknown Zahard's Princess and owner of the Silver January
Ranker Charlie(Active) None Unknown Former worker at the Altar dedicated for conveying Zahard's Orders.
Ranker Daleet(Active) Unknown Unknown Commander of Wall Guards.
Ranker Death Bird(Active) None Unknown Servant of Karaka
Ranker Death Karambit(Active) None Unknown Servant of Karaka
Ranker Death Lady(Active) None Unknown Servant of Karaka
Ranker Grand De Lee(Active) None Unknown Leader of North City on the 43rd Floor.
Ranker Grande(Active) None Unknown Member of Baylord Paul's Clan
Ranker Gromm(Active) None Unknown Servant of Karaka
Ranker Ha Ruda(Active) None Unknown
Ranker Hachuling(Active) None Scout Wolhaiksong member and defector from Khun Family
Ranker Hax(Active) None Fisherman 2nd Floor Test Admin
Ranker Imort(Active) None Unknown FUG Slayer
Ranker Khane(Active) None Unknown Sister of Dowon.
Ranker Kurudan(Active) None Wave Controller, Dansulsa Wolhaiksong member
Ranker Lero-Ro(Active) None Light Bearer, Jeonsulsa Former 2nd Floor Test Admin
Ranker Lo Po Bia Porp(Active) None Unknown Lo Po Bia Family member
Ranker Lo Po Bia Ren(Active) None Wave Controller, Anima Royal Enforcement Division member #67
Ranker Mule Love(Active) None Spear Bearer 20th Floor Test Admin
Ranker Mr. Neonbag(Active) None Unknown Test Assistant of the 2nd Floor
Ranker Ms. Ice Strawberry(Active) None Unknown Wolhaiksong member
Ranker Ms. Ice Strawberry's Partner(Active) None Unknown Wolhaiksong member
Ranker Nanatona(Active) None Unknown Detached Unit of the 5th Army Corp.
Ranker Namo(Active) None Wave Controller Sophia Tan's diciple
Ranker Noma(Active) None Unknown 21st Floor Test Admin
Ranker Pan(Active) Unknown Unknown Test Ranker for the branch office of the Ranker Administration Office.
Ranker Pephomemore Seto(Inactive) None Unknown FUG Slayer
Ranker Poken(Active) None Unknown FUG Executive
Ranker Powler(Active) None Unknown Member of the 4th Army Corp.
Ranker Quant Blitz(Active) None Scout, Hwayeomsa Former 2nd Floor Test Admin
Ranker Red Brubya(Active) None Unknown Messenger from the Zahard Family.
Ranker Sola(Active) None Wave Controller Sophia Tan's diciple
Ranker Stuah Arthur(Active) None Light Bearer High Priest of the Altar dedicated for conveying Zahard's Orders.
Ranker Tall(Active) None Unknown Member of Baylord Paul's Clan
Ranker Taro York(Sealed) None Unknown Hidden Grove Member.
Ranker Tinker Yolche(Active) None Unknown Member of the 4th Army Corp.
Ranker Tu Rah(Active) None Unknown Member of the Goat people.
Ranker Vice Altar Director(Active) None Wave Controller Vice Altar Director at the Zahard's Altar
Ranker Water Jelly(Active) None Unknown Member of the 4th Army Corp.
Ranker Yeon Woon(Active) None Unknown Yeon Family member
Ranker Yu Bok-Dol(Active) None Spear Bearer 2nd Floor Test Admin
Ranker Yuje(Active) None Unknown Wolhaiksong member
? Robert Aisand(Active) The Cold Wave Unknown Deputy Director of the Ranker Administration Office


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Notes and Trivia

  • Rankers and High Rankers are actually forbidden from associating with Regulars. Of course, FUG is a random bunch so they don't care about the rules.[11]
  • Active Rankers can be a few hundred to a few thousand years old, but after growing up together in a family, there are not too many opportunities for encountering each other. So past memories from growing up last a long, long time, having an effect when they meet again.[12]
  • There is a big difference between the number of weapons carried by a Ranker and by a High Ranker. If a Ranker carries 10, a High Ranker would carry 100.[13]

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