Kim Shin (김 신) a.k.a Goblin (도께비) Edit
The immortal goblin has spent his whole immortal life waiting for his bride to appear so that she can break his 900 year long curse.
Kim Shin started his life as a general in the Goryeo era serving under King Wang Yeo. Wang Yeo's jealousy and strong influence of his advisor, Park Joong-heon caused him to turn on Shin. Kim Shin's sister, Kim Sun, was married to the king and inevitably fell. Sun's last request of her brother was that he keep going toward the king. This, however, lead to his demise. He was killed and left to rot in a field of buckwheat.
Years passed and he was resurrected into an immortal goblin. Being cursed, he learned that the only way to break free and move on would be to find his destined bride. Shin's last surviving friend witnessed his revival but left the world shortly after, leaving his grandson behind. The grandson vowed that he and all of his descendents would serve Kim Shin for the rest of his immortal life. He found, even though he now possessed many great powers, Shin would have to witness everyone close to him die, one by one, the longer the years went on.
Throughout the years, Shin would travel back and forth from South Korea to Canada. Staying in each place for 20 years at a time.
The year 1997, Kim Shin had returned to South Korea for the time being. Sitting atop a tall building, he listens to all the cries of the people in Seoul. As he drinks his can of beer, he hears a car crash followed by a woman praying for a god. Shin finished his drink before going down to see what had happened. He found a woman had been hit by a hit and run. She whispered to him, "Just the child...", pleading for him to at least save her unborn baby. He replied by stating, "You're lucky to have met a weak-hearted god who doesn’t want to see anyone die tonight." And resurrected both her and the baby just after they had both passed on.
Nineteen years later, he's planning he's move back to Canada once more. Using one his of his many powers, he transport to the buckwheat field from his past. While there he's summoned (unknowingly to her) by his fated bride, Ji Eun Tak. They are both shocked and confused. He accuses her of summoning him which she denies, declaring he's ghost and that he should crossover while disclosing that she can in fact see ghosts. Shin tells her that he's not a ghost, in turn pointing out that he doesn’t see any of the normal things he usually sees in people—things like her future. “I must not have a future,” she replies. Noticing the flowers in his hand, Eun Tak asks for them claiming 'They don't suit him'. He gives them to her explaining they are buckwheat and when she asked what they mean he replied, "Lovers." Recalling that she’d been crying, Shin asks which of her wishes (job, aunt’s family, boyfriend) prompted the tears. She’s startled that he knows about the wishes, and he replies that he sometimes grants wishes. Eun Tak asks if he's a genie and asks for money. Kim Shin tells her that she should work hard, and as for her wishes 1. finding a job, she should search at different chicken shops, and 2. her family problems, he simply told her to say goodbye to them. When she asked about her third one, wanting a boyfriend, he disappeared before responding.
Upon returning home, he's realized that the descendent of his original servant/ "nephew", Yoo Deok-hwa is putting his house up for rent. Even worse, it seems to be being sold to a Grim Reaper. He chews the young man out and asks the Grim to leave. Grim replies, saying he's already signed the papers. Shin, in turn, burns the papers leading to Grim claiming there are copies. Thus, starting their short-lived feud.
Kim Shin spends the following days slowly falling in love with Eun Tak, becoming friends with Grim, finding the reincarnation of his sister, Kim Sun, and wondering if he really wants to end his life. Later, he finds out that if he doesn't end his life then Eun Tak will lose hers. When the spirit of Park Joong-heon comes back into town, everything takes a turn. The happy life once known is surely over. Kim Shin finds out that his newfound friend the Grim Reaper is none other than the man who had him killed, Wang Yeo. Filled with anger and despair, Shin moves himself and Eun Tak out of the house. While he subsequently decides how to deal with Park Joong-heon. In the pursuit to save Eun Tak's life, he sacrifices himself and dies along with Joong-heon.
Nineteen more years passed, and Shin was wondering around in limbo. And once again on Eun Tak's birthday, he was summoned but she couldn't remember him. He found Grim and Deok-hwa's Secretary Kim, now CEO Kim, getting his house and money back. Kim Shin and Grim put aside their differences and remained close friends. Shin went to see Kim Sun one more time and assuming she didn't remember him, left before she could say hello.
Ji Eun Tak eventually remembers Kim Shin when she goes on a trip to Canada. They marry soon after, but that happiness was met with tragedy when Eun Tak died in a car accident. Kim Shin, depressed, was allowed to see her spirit before she left the Earth, thanks to Wang Yeo. She told him that she wouldn't forgot him, refusing to drink the tea that makes you forgot your past life. Asking him to wait for her return, she ascends to the next life.
The years passed and Kim Shin once again watched his loved ones pass away and move on to the next life. But he waiting patiently, moving back and forth from South Korea to Canada once again. Sixty years later, Kim Shin is found by Eun Tak, sitting in the park in Quebec that she remembered visiting with him.
“Live in reality, not in rumors!” (Episode 1)
“I once considered my endless life a reward but in the end, it’s a punishment.” (Episode 2)
“A part of me is relieved to meet the end of this eternity but it’s not that bad as a part of me still wants to live” (Episode 4)
“It’s French for ‘Fate ordained by the sky’ – the absolute destiny far beyond the realm of humanity” (Episode 12)