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Namkyu is a cadet in the Thousand Worlds Space Forces. They are training to be a medic.

Thousand Worlds

Tiger Honor

They and Euna leave their bunk when they hear an explosion and run into Sebin, Jee, and Hak go into the corridors and run into just as the security barricades close. Hak tells the cadets to return to their bunk until further notice and to contact lieutenant Han-gyeol if they have questions. They reluctantly obey and return to the bunks. Soon after they elect Namkyu leader and Jee hacks the security cameras to find that the captain and auxiliary commander are. The group tries and fails to contact anyone and Jee says all cameras are offline and an intruder alert has been triggered. Euna grabs a blaster she smuggled with her as Sebin transforms into a tiger. They brace themselves as the door opens. The door opens to reveal Kim Min, who is staying down the hall from them, holding a blaster to the cadets as Sebin reverts to human form. The cadets explain how they hacked into the security system and found no crew as well as failing to contact anyone. Min says she could not contact anyone as well and they set out to find someone. The group runs into Yi along the way, who confirms that it is sabotage and they pass unconscious crew members as they reach an elevator. Jee gets it operational and they head to the bridge. Before the doors open, Sebin tells Min and Euna to cover them as the tiger spirit goes out first. They and the others watch as Sebin transforms into a tiger and the group sees a larger white tiger among the unconscious crew. They relealize Sebin knows the saboteur by the way they were talking to the tiger as Euna fires a flashgun. The saboteur leaves and he and the others interrogate Sebin on their relationship to the tiger. Sebin says he is their uncle Hwan as Namkyu confirms that the crew is all alive. Min blames it on her lucky as Yi orders her to escort Sabin to the holding cells for interrogation.

They and the others take cover in the medical bay and fire when Hwan rips the doors off, but stop when Min talks them into standing down and accepting Hwan as their new captain. After Hwan orders Sebin to track down Yi, the tiger spirit requests the other cadets join them. Hwan lets Jee and Euna go, but has them stay and send a mercenary with the others in their place.

After Hwan and the mercenaries are dealt with, they help with the injured, taking the time to learn from their experience, and brings Sebin food when the tiger spirit wakes up from a three day coma. They, Min, and the other cadets say their goodbyes to Sebin as they face a tribunal.


Namkyu is a teenager with a spindly build.


Nankyu is a playful teenager who knows when to act serious.


  • Medical Skills: Namkyu has basic medical skills, having learned to re-align meridians from their grandfather.


  • They have an anatomy doll named Guts.
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