It is Sunday today, which in my mind translates to…Running Man day! Time to kick off a new Lore in Stone Cities two part series, Running Man list-o-mania! Ever watched an episode with super powers and ended up scratching your noggin because you could not remember who had the death note and who could turn back time? Do you vaguely remember the cast being arrested but cannot remember their crimes? Hopefully part one, focusing on the episode-centric, will jog your memory. I hope you enjoy. Cheers.
Profile This- Episode 29
In episode 29 the cast (in all of their relative Running Man newness) had to fill out profiles while “playing” together at COEX Aquarium. Complete with the marine animal look-a-likes, the RM profiles had lofty goals (like becoming Ji Hyo’s boyfriend or the President).
Yoo Jae Suk
Name: Yoo Hyuk
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 69-70 kg
Specialty: Bong Dance
Ambition: King of the dance
Height: 170.5 cm
Weight: 70.5 kg
Ambition: To become the President
Specialty: Running errands for Kim Jong Kook
Weight: 70 kg
Ambition: Ji Hyo’s boyfriend
Complex: Being alone
Name: Mong Ji
Height: 167 cm
Weight: 48 kg
Specialty: Cursing occasionally
Ambition: A cursing grandmother (added by Gary: Gary’s wife forever)
Complex: Sniffing habit
Kim Jong Kook
Name: Water Ball (In Korean Mulgugi, a homonym for cute)
Weight: 76 kg
Ambition: Owner of a gym
Complex: Being cute
Note- Unfortunately Ji Suk Jin and Lee Gwang Soo’s profiles were not shown in this episode L
Super Powers- Episode 74
Super Man and the Green Lantern take note- RM super heroes unite! Episode 74 was the first time RM played with super powers. See below for the first insanely creative powers given to the cast:
Jae Suk– Space Controller. He can move everyone else to a different location. Can be used only once.
Kwang Soo– Death note. The ability to eliminate one person, and one person only, by writing their name on his “death note.
Ji Hyo-Mind Controller. Immediately knows the power of all other Running Man cast members.
Jong Kook-Sixth Sense. Ability to know if others are nearby (via the handy speaker in his ear)
HaHa– Time Controller. Ability to reverse time to one hour prior to the moment he invokes his power.
Suk Jin– Phoenix. Imbued with three lives. He cannot be ousted by the same person more than once.
Gary– Duplicator. Surrounded by look-a-likes (aka lolols) he can create an instant diversion with his posse.
Criminal Undertakings – Episode 91
You cannot escape from the long arm of the law. The Running man cast found this out in episode 91 as they were put in jail for their assortment of crimes. Check out the following list for the dirty deeds they committed (and if this was real prison I am pretty sure Lee Gwang Soo would be in for 15 life sentences):
Serving time for: Obsession with the color green, wearing too tight of pants, being a perfectionist.
Lee Gwang Soo
Serving time for: 12 counts of betraying various members of Running Man, 7 counts of submitting to fear, 3 counts of crime of misfortune, 20 other miscellaneous crimes
Serving time for: Lecherous behavior towards female guests/ Acts of desperation
Kim Jong Kook
Serving time for: Yoon Eun Hye (hypersensitivity whenever her name is mentioned)
Song Ji Hyo
Serving time for: Not wearing makeup/ being unkempt
Ji Suk Jin
Serving time for: Bad acting
Serving time for: Being ugly
Deep Cover: Running Man as Secret Agents- Episode 95
Every spy needs a good cover. In episode 95 our cast took a turn as secret agents. Never fear the PD’s and writers figured it all out for them. From a Chinese restaurant working Gary to a flower shop employed KJK our RM spies had the perfectly hilarious jobs to disguise their secret identities. Take that Clark Kent.
Gary: Chinese restaurant waiter
Ji Hyo: Hair stylist
Haha: Shoe salesman
Ji Suk Jin: Currently searching for an undercover job
Lee Gwang Soo: Pharmicist
Yoo Jae Suk: Dry cleaner
Kim Jong Kook: Flower shop clerk
Super Power Soccer- Episode 96
Playing soccer against Park Ji Sung requires super powers. Hence episode 96’s hilarious use of the concept for a game of football:
Jae Suk- The man who can call the wind. Can command giant fans to blow from behind his team’s goal, pushing the soccer ball away.
Haha- The one who divides the air.. Can fly over the field using a nifty wire apparatus. Unfortunately cannot maneuver sideways or turn around. Super powers are a bitch.
Kim Jong Kook- The red card. Can give a red card to anyone who gets in his team’s way.
Song Ji Hyo- The one whose hands become feet. Ability to pick up soccer ball for 10 seconds and carry it like a football.
Ji Suk Jin- Woosa. The power to move the goal post.
Gary- The duplicator- soccer style. Ability to drop multiple soccer balls on the field at one time to confuse opponents.
Lee Gwang Soo- The one who can stop time. For thirty seconds can stop the other team from moving, may only be used once per game half.
Running Man meet Mt. Olympus- Episode 100
Why meddle with super powers when you can take on the persona of a god? In episode 100 the cast went completely out of this world –assuming mythological powers to hilarious effect. Check out the gods of Running Man below.
Yoo Jae Suk
Weakness: a kiss
Weakness: Alter ego
Note- Gwang Soo and KJK were “humans” in this challenge
Super Power Baseball- Episode 119
Episode 119 marked a return to the super power concept. In addition to super powers each cast member’s strengths and weaknesses were showcased as they stepped up to bat:
Super Power: The one who controls the batter. Smoke will billow in the batters face.
The one who controls the ball. Ball will be caught by the catcher using a long arm glove.
The one who controls Ryun Hyun Jin. Batter can switch out the ball Ryun Hyun Jin throws at any time.
Strengths: New groom
Weaknesses: He is now a married man
Super Power: The one who controls bases. The home plate moves to third, once you cross third you are home.
The one with incredible strength. If he carries one of his teammates over home plate two points are scored.
Strengths: Common sense, the chase
Weaknesses: Choi Min Soo
Song Ji Hyo
Super Power: The one who controls the bat. Can turn the bat into a paddle.
Strengths: Running Man’s Ace
Weaknesses: Sleep and food
Super Power: The one who calls in a hit by the pitcher. Summons body suit large enough to ahem let the pitcher inevitably hit him with any pitch.
Strengths: Unending discovery of new skills
Kim Jong Kook
Strengths: All sports
Weaknesses: Yoon Eun Hye, Moon Geun Young
Lee Gwang Soo
Super Power: Pitcher Lolols. Can summon other lolol pitchers to join him while he pitches.
The one who controls Choo Shin Soo. Can switch out the bat Choo Shin Soo is hitting with at any time.
Note~ unfortunately (once again) Lee Gwang Soo, Kim Jong Kook, and Ji Suk Jin’s full super power / weakness / strengths were not divulged. Screen time sucks.