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A Dokkaebi.

Dokkaebi are goblin-like spirits in Korean folklore.


There was one Korean folktale known as "Dokkaebi Bangmangi". A woodcutter picked up some ginkgo nuts, planning to divide them between his family and himself. Suddenly, it started raining, so the woodcutter went into a log cabin for shelter. Inside, he found dokkaebi having a party. The woodcutter got hungry, so he took out a nut and bit into it. The dokkaebi were startled at the sound of his biting and ran away. The woodcutter picked up their club and became rich.

Then, when his evil woodcutting neighbor heard what had happened, he tried to do what he did to become rich too. However, he tried to eat all the nuts he picked up. Next, the evil woodcutter went into the cabin and bit into a nut. But when the dokkaebi heard the sound this time, they thought he was the same man from earlier and beated him up.[1]

Thousand Worlds series

Dragon Pearl

Sujin, a dokkaebi, is stationed aboard the Pale Lightning.

The Initiation

Chinsun, a trainee at the Gray Institute, is a dokkaebi.

The Gifted Clans series

The Last Fallen Star

Riley Oh and her parents meet with the Dokkaebi in the temple to make a deal to get the last fallen star. Her mother fails to make a deal as it asks for either the life of Riley or Hattie. Riley then meets with it and, as payment, it requests her magic and the Gom and Horangi's memories of her. She reluctantly accepts, but it says she already has the star.


Thousand Worlds

  • Strength: Dokkaebi are known for their strength.
  • Food Summoning: Dokkaebi can summon food with the use of a wand or club.

Gifted Clans

  • Summoning: Dokkaebi can summon objects through different plans of existence.
  • Wish Granting: Dokaebi can grant the wishes of anyone who asks, however they ask for something precious for the asker in return, something related to their worst fears and can have devastating effects on their lives.

Known Dokkaebi


Thousand Worlds series
Book: Dragon Pearl | Tiger Honor
Main Characters: Kim Min | Juhwang Sebin | Bae Jang | Juhwang Hwan | Kim Jun
Secondary Characters: Haneul | Sujin | Sena | Captain Hye | Lieutenant Hyosu | Lieutenant Ju-Won | Manshik | Nari | Security Officer Seok | Kim Seonmi | Juhwang Matriarch | Baik Jee | Euna | Namkyu | Special Investigator Yi
Minor Characters: Bora | Areum | Byung-Ho | Chul | Eui | Eunhee | Gyeong-Ja | Hae | Lieutenant Commander Ju-Eun | Lieutenant Seo-Hyeon | Woo-Jin | Yong
Supernatural Species: Fox Spirit | Dragon | Tiger Spirit | Dokkaebi | Shaman | Ghost | Celestial
Related Content: Yoon Ha Lee | Rick Riordan Presents | The Initiation
The Gifted Clans series
Books: The Last Fallen Star | The Last Fallen Moon | The Last Fallen Realm
Main Characters: Riley Oh | Hattie Oh | Boris | Emmett Harrison
Secondary Characters: James Oh | Eunha Oh | Okja | Cosette Chung | Noah Noh | David Kim | Jennie Byun | Taeyo | Sora Kwon | Austin
Minor Characters: Bongjoon Pyo | Sookhee Harrison | Mrs. Kim | Mrs. Lee | Mr. Hong
Korean Gods: Cave Bear Goddess | Three-Legged Crow Goddess | Water Dragon Goddess | Moon Rabbit Goddess | Nine-Tailed Fox Goddess | Mountain Tiger Goddess
Mythical Creatures: Dragon Scooter | Cheollima | Haetae | Inmyeonjo | Dokkaebi | Gwisin | Ineo | Imugi
Related Content: Graci Kim | Rick Riordan Presents | My Night at the Gifted Carnival