Twenty-Fifth Baam (스물다섯번째 밤, Seumooldahseotbeonjjae Bahm; "Twenty-Fifth Night") or simply Baam for short, is an Irregular and one of the main protagonists of Tower of God. Baam entered the Tower in search of his best friend Rachel, another Irregular, and after passing Headon's test he was deemed worthy of climbing the Tower. After later being forcibly recruited into FUG, Baam joined Team Tangsooyook and managed to escape from FUG's clutches, eventually reuniting with his old friends and teammates. Due to his affiliations with FUG, he also goes by the name Jyu Viole Grace (쥬 비올레 그레이스, Jyu Biolle Geuleiseu).
He is currently at the 52nd floor.
Notes and Trivia
In Korean, the word "baam" has two meanings: one is "night" and the other "chestnut." The latter meaning is highlighted by Headon, who abbreviates his name to Baam, joking, "It has become a tasty name!", and the Second Floor Guardian who tells Baam, "You... look tasty".
He goes under the alias Jyu Viole Grace in Season 2. It is speculated that he might have been adopted by the leader of FUG, Grace Mirchea Luslec, but this has yet to be confirmed. When he meets Garam Zahard on the 43rd Floor, she tells him that his name comes from his parents -- "Grace" from Grace Arlen and "Viole" is probably from V.
It has been stated in a blog post by SIU that the origin of the name "Viole" is the colour violet. Coincidentally, "Viole" is an old French word used to describe a European bowed stringed instrument used in the Medieval period.
Because of his status as a Slayer Candidate, Baam has financial backup from FUG up to the point where it can surprise many Rankers. It has been exemplified by Ha Jinsung buying Lo Po Bia Elaine for an unthinkable sum even for Great families' financiers.
He is apparently a great cook, having to cook for himself and Yeon, with Wangnan even calling him a super chef. His best dish is cream spaghetti, which happens to be a dish Androssi ordered before the Submerged Fish Test.
Surprisingly, Viole's clothes are all picked by Ha Jinsung. He is troubled by the fact that Jinsung sends him clothes every season.
According to Hwa Ryun, it is thanks to Ha Jinsung that FUG gives some freedom to Baam.
After the 28th Floor test, Viole buys junk food items for Team Tangsooyook. However, he has to eat them in secret or else Goseng will confiscate them since they're unhealthy. As a result, Viole has become a "black market" supplier and is very much loved by Miseng and Prince.
He is ambidextrous, but was taught to use his right hand more.
SIU stated that both he and Rachel know many secrets about the Outside.
He is the once-dead son of Grace Arlen and V, who was later brought back to life by an "Outside God". This was revealed by Garam Zahard on the 43rd floor using Arlen's pocket as evidence, a fact confirmed later by one of the 10 leaders, Poe Bidau Gustang.
Among his core team (Himself, Koon Aguero Agnis, and Rak Wraithraiser), he was only shown with the shape of his shinsoo when using the clickers. The others were shown the quality and shape.
He usually don't eat anything salty, and he can't eat foods that are raw, such as sashimis. He likes eating cooked Korean foods and Eastern food.
SIU has stated that he had the highest level of combat skill other than Androssi and Sachi in team Baam.
His character concept is a boy who clings to a girl to a point over normal.
Since Tower of God is based on the Shōnen genre, it will have Baam's internal and external growth in the spotlight. Baam will realize his powers and advance farther as he climbs the Tower. That is the main attraction of Shōnen. But unlike Shōnen, Baam does not push his 'justice' and 'friendship' on others. His powers are not used for something like that.
Seven Knights Game Character
A few months after the shut down of the independent Tower of God android game by Neowiz Able Studio, a mobile game "Seven Knight" announced the game collaboration with Tower of God characters. Seven Knight decided to present 4 characters of Tower of God that includes Enryu, Yuri Zahard, Koon AA, and Baam. This game collaboration itself more likely a marketing purposes for Korean, in order to increase the popularity of tower of god as a webtoon, because these characters are only available at the Korean Server, not the global one. For more info about the details of Baam as a game character, please visit Seven Knights Wiki (Baam).
(To Ship Leesoo) "My name is Twenty-Fifth Baam. For short you can just call me Baam. Even if you tell me to introduce myself, there's not much to say. I don't have parents... or a home... a single set of dirty clothes is all I have. I always thought that I might die alone without ever being able to do anything... But now- I have friends. Thank you."
(Response when put in a danger of death situation) "There is something I fear more than death."
(To Yu Han Sung) "If Rachel isn't up there, that place is nothing more than a pile of garbage. No matter what's up there, that won't change. You told me that being like I am is strange, but to me, you're a person who can't even find a single thing that's precious within that huge pile of garbage."
(To Androssi Zahard) "If I must fight, I will fight to protect what is precious to me."
(To Hwa Ryun) "What's this rising emotion from my heart... I'm not sure... I have to find out...! Why... Rachel... betrayed... ME...!!"
(Denying the requirement of team members on the 20th Floor) "I am Jue Viole Grace, one of the Slayer candidates of FUG. Zahard and their kin... I live for their death. That is why none of you can become my teammate. I am your enemy."
(To Yeon Yihwa) "There is no way that everyone can be happy. It's only possible that someone will be happy."
(To Urek Mazino during the Flower of Zygaena Test) "Stars, thrones, skies, the outside world, I don't need any of those things... But if someone tries to hurt those that are precious to me, I will fight."
(To Novick) "Even if I end up broken, if I can protect everyone else, I will do it. If I can do that, it doesn't matter if I break one day. Besides, I lost my reason to live a while ago."
(To Xia Xia) "I'll go with you. But if you try playing with my friends' lives like this again... I will kill all of you."
(To the false Followers) "What is the meaning of this? I will win with my own power. Don't just make me your god at your own whim. I am not some kind of convenient machine that makes your wishes come true. (After attacking one of the fake followers) Now am I still your god since I am no longer a convenient tool to you?"
(Thinking to himself while watching the other Regulars fight) "They're all fighting for something. They all pray for a certain wish, they fight, they battle and they desperately gather. If so, why have I come here? What do I want? What did I come here for? Rachel... where are you now?"
(To his sworn enemy on the hidden floor) "You may be the same person as me. But if you harm anyone else, I will never forgive you."
(To his sworn enemy on the hidden floor) "You are the lonely version of myself that I have always been afraid of. You are the substantiation of that. Isn't that right? Now go back.. To the place where you should be. To be honest.. I have always been afraid of you. But never once have I thought that you should be left alone. Let's stay together again."
(Talking to himself) "That's right. Maybe the one who have always been by my side when I was lonely was myself. I have kept waiting for someone by myself. The loneliness that I first faced after making a friend was far more painful than before. But every time, the person who told me that someone would come find me and not to lose myself was me. The more I wanted someone. The more lonely I became. I was so foolish."
(Talking to himself before fighting Zahard's data) "Once I cross this point, the past of the person destined to be the King of the Tower is waiting to fight me. That's right. Right now maybe I'm heading to my death."
(Talking to himself before fighting Zahard's data) "I'm afraid. This feeling of tension that I might get killed at any moment. I'm so anxious that I want to run away from here screaming like before. But I have to overcome this, because that data over there is the past of someone who might end up becoming my sworn enemy someday."
(Talking to his power) "Am I just a person who was born to avenge someone else or to make someone else's long-awaited wish come true? The more I find out about myself, the more faint my own existence feels. Like the bubbles floating in this water, as if I was created for someone else's desire and will disappear once that goal is reached."
(Talking to himself) "The me that hasn't been defined by someone else. I have never thought about that. I have always just asked other people about who I am. And yet I'm right here. Whenever I met someone, I tried to find out about my past. I wanted to know why I had been born and where I'm supposed to go. When at first I tried to find my power, I was so distracted by the fragments of myself that I couldn't know about real me. And the longer that went on, the farther away I got from the real 'Me', even though I was right here."
(To Zahard's Data while fighting him) "Destiny, you say? To me.. Someone who declares themselves King without seeking the acknowledgment of others can never be acknowledged as a King. If that's why Zahard became King, if he tormented and killed countless people because of that destiny. Then I declare my destiny to be to destroy that destiny as of this moment."
(To Rachel) "So right till the very end. You still have no idea what you have done wrong. If you hurt someone, you get punished for it. That is the 'Fair Rule' that you are talking about, right? Why do you think you are the only one that rule doesn't apply to!"
(To Rachel) "I don't care anymore whether or not you climb the Tower. But don't ever show yourself again to the people who matter to me. If anything like this ever happens again.. I may really have to kill you."
(To Androssi) "Because there is something I fear more than death. I don't ever want to lose the people who matter to me. I can't just let them die because of me. I'm going to save them."
(To his remaining teammates on the Last Station) "I may still be too weak to save everyone. But still, if I have to choose someone to sacrifice, I would rather sacrifice myself first. I still can't give up on anyone."