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Taeyo is a member of the Horangi Clan.


Taeyo's parents were killed during the Horangi skirmish. After the clan was excommunicated, he was raised by several of the adults of the clan.

The Gifted Clans series

The Last Fallen Star

When Riley Oh and Emmett Harrison wonder into the Horangi territory to look for the last fallen star, the two are quickly taken prisoner as he, Sora Kwon, and Austin interrogate them as he holds them down with water. After Austin summons stars from his jacket and threatens to hurt Emmett, Riley reveals their quest to save her sister by finding the last fallen star and reveals that she is a Horangi. Everyone is startled by the revelation and they release the two, he releases them and Emmett runs away while Riley goes with the Horangi. After Austin leaves, they explain how they use chips that allow them to control their dominant element as they head to a building. When they arrive, they tell her how the Horangi were guarding artifacts that the council wanted to use for themselves and how they were banished for destroying them. Riley finds this hard to believe until they show her a prophecy her parents uncovered and she realizes the first two lines happened as they hear Emmett accuse someone of killing his mom. They find Emmett in a standoff against a group of scholars and after the situation is defused and Sora reveals the boy's mother's final moments to him. He watches as Sora requests Riley be initiated into the Horangi, but she declines, much to his annoyance.

The following day, he meets up with Riley and Emmett after they go back to the Los Angeles Zoo to deliver an improved Boris to them. He reveals that he has an app that lets him communicate with gwisin, hungry spirits who have not passed on. He suggests they use it to find Emmett's mother, which he agrees to, as he says they need to find a restaurant, where they usually congregate. Riley suggests Seoulful Tacos, a resultant owned by a Tokki family, and they mount Boris as he takes a selfie of the three of them. When they arrive David Kim seats them and takes their orders. After David leaves he helps Emmett set up a profile on his app, Ghostr, to find his mom. After that fails he uses his own profile where they get better results and agree to help an old woman deliver a message to her granddaughter Jennifer, who Riley recognizes as her bully from Saturday school. Just then David returns with their food and offers to take them to Jennie after they finish. When they reach the Byun mansion and David convinces Jennie to let them in, he reads her grandmother's message and everyone starts to tear up. After Jennie's grandmother materializes, she thanks them and searches the world for Emmett's mom. However they learn that she is now a vengeful ghost due to being tricked into stealing the axe and attacking the Horangi. After her grandmother leaves, Jennie thanks them and promises to keep their visit a secret as Riley reveals she wants to imitate as a Horangi, much to everyone's surprise.

As David stays behind, he, Riley, and Emmett go back to the campus to find it under attack by an Inmyeonjo, a bird woman who destroys mirrors. They find Sora and Austin as Riley says she is ready to initiate as he and Austin take her to get chipped. After the chip is implanted and the gifted marks show, he and Austin tell her how they control their dominant element. He gives Riley his compass, which she discovers can double as a weapon, and they head out to help. They arrive to find the bird woman caged by the lake and cheers when Riley tames her. After Riley's parents and aunt arrive, he joins them, Riley, Emmett, Austin, and Sora in a shed. As the Ohs and the Horangi argue, Riley accuses her aunt of being the mastermind of the excommunication of the Horangi. Okja denied this but says she believes Bongjoon Pyo, the current Samjogo elder, is behind it due to his recent erratic behavior and the group forms an unlikely alliance and heads to Los Angeles.

They arrive at Mr. Pyo's place of work and, after he hacks into his calendar to make an appointment for his relatives, they walk right in. They find him in a meeting and, when he sees them, runs as they give chase. They corner him in his car as he, Sora, and Austin subdue him. Riley asks why he framed the Horangi. Mr.Pyo tells them Sookhee Harrison was behind everything, much to his sadness, before he comes to the realization that she was possessed by the Cave Bear Goddess as part of a plan for her and her sisters to destroy the artifacts, which are actually pieces of the dark moon and dark sun, to erase their sin so that they can enter the Mortalrealm and do what they please with humanity. After realizing the Cave Bear Goddess can possess members of the Gom, Riley asks if they can sever the clan's ties to her. Although hesitant at first, Okja reveals a spell exists and the ohs agree to it. Just then Areum arrives and says the Dokkaebi know where the artifact is. As they question where to even find a dokkaebi, Mr. Pyo says one lives in the forty-fourth room on the forty-forth floor of the temple. They leave the elder behind and, after stopping at the Tokki elder's house for a sleeping potion, they reach the temple and argue over who is going to make a deal with the dokkaebi. When they reach the room, the decide on the Ohs going in.

He and the others enter the room and, as Riley had their memories of her erased to find the last fallen star, they do not recognize her and are surprised that she knows about their plan to sever the Gom from the Cave Bear Goddess. After Riley returns Emmett's ring and takes out his compass, she believes it is the last fallen star and they head to the Gi Sanctuary. The Cave Bear Goddess arrives and asks Riley for the star. She then requests Hattie and the goddess obliges. He watches as Hattie starts to spasm before speaking in the voice of Sookhee Harrison. After she explains to her son what she did and how she regained her sense of self, she turns into a jaguar and goes to the afterlife. Riley berates the goddess for not returning Hattie, the goddess responds that, as she and the other goddesses are the daughters of Mago Halmi, all others are beneath them. Okra then starts the spell to sever the goddess from a Gom, binding the two with thread. Riley goes to cut off threads, but fails to do so as she realizes to late that the compass is not the star. As the Cave Bear Goddess berates Riley, for betraying her, Riley says she is powerless in the Mortalrealm without a host. Just then the goddess tries to possess Okja. He and the others try and fail to stop the goddess. As the others struggle to restrain the Cave Bear Goddess, he frantically searches for a source of water. The situation improves slightly with the arrival of the Noah Noh, Jennie Byun, David Kim, and Cosette Chung to help them. He and the others are shocked when Riley reveals she is the last fallen star and destroys the statue of the Cave Bear Goddess, expelling her from Okja and the mortalrealm.

As things calm down, he and the others from Saturday school try to comfort Riley, but she runs away crying to he elevators, he performs water tricks much to the amazement of David and Noah. Unknown to everyone, Riley is given a wish by the Haetae to undo anything from her past and she decides to resurrect Hattie. He does so and, after a delay, Hattie is resurrected. They all cheer and promise to find a way to restore their memories of Riley as they fill Hattie in.


Taeyo is a boy in his pre or early teens who wears khakis, button down shirts, and bow ties.


Taeyo is loyal to the Horangi and hates when others call them traitors. He is helpful and will do whatever he can to help.


  • Coding: Taeyo is skilled at coding, being able to make an app, Ghostr, to communicate with the dead.
  • Mystiokinesis: As a witch, Austin can use magic.
    • Hydrokinesis: Taeyo is able to control and manipulate water due to a biochip in his wrist.
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
Related Content: Graci Kim | Rick Riordan Presents