Top 10 Mystic Messenger Characters

Mystic Messenger by Chertiz is a 2016 otome game released on mobile phones, and one of the most popular games of the year so far.

Warning: minor spoilers may appear in comments.
The Top Ten
1 707/Seven/Luciel Choi

1) I love redheads.
2) His personality I get along with him best.
3) Everybody's all about him being funny, and yes I agree, but damn. All the things he went through just for his brother, and then ten years later only to find out that his brother is still suffering? The lad needs love and all he keeps doing is hide his loneliness behind that joker mask.
A tip on getting the good end on his route is to regularly acknowledge and openly recognise his commitment to the RFA -- That's what he does! He's done so much and no matter which route, he always prioritizes others over him. And everyone in the RFA pretty much dismisses him. In Jumin's route, (spoilers) when they were at the enemy headquarters he told Yoosung to run away without him if anything happens, and it's likely a lie when he said he had an escape route planned. In his own route, he made sure that the player keeps her distance because he knows himself as "dangerous".
4) I would seriously fly to the moon with this ...more

Arguably the main love interest of the game, the hacker and troller of the RFA is one whose route can only be accessed when the player buys Deep Story (costs 80 hourglasses. One purchase will last forever).
His red hair and golden eyes are quite a pleasure to the eyes. His jokes are great. His habits, however, are...interesting.
As one plays his route, his true personality is revealed, and it is one that no one really expected.
It is suggested that one plays his route last, because it is considered the "canon" one and unlocks access to the Secret Ending episodes.

Saeyoung, everyone knows him as a funny & crazy guy but that's only what some fan girls see in him cause most of them don't have the deep story mode. his route was by far one of the most emotional and heartbreaking of all, especially since it digs deep into his background and character and how the funny 707 you see in the chat room isn't exactly him. Many people will agree with me that when we got on his route we didn't expect this crazy emotional ride ahead of us Even the ending was bitter sweet but it was nice. And even if you fill unfufilled on his route there's more secret endings for you to unlock 1 by 1 untill you get that warm ending. And I'm pretty sure after the fan girls play that valentines day ending they will be very verrryyy satisfied. other than that have a nice day!

I became emotionally attached to him since, like.. the first day in Casual Story story. I never even got anyone else's route during Casual Story because I got more hearts from him than anyone else! I couldn't help myself.. I've only ever done Seven's route ^^. I love him too much.. And for some reason none of my friends like him.. But, hey! That's good for me, cause I'm the one who gets to love him in my group. Though, in all honesty here, I think his story is the best. It's nothing insane, but I enjoyed every single part of his route, even when he was being a bit.. cold. His character is just.. so.. appealing and lovable. Anyways, I can't help but love him.

2 Zen/Hyun Ryu

I had to keep reminding myself that Zen is just a character so many times throughout the route. As the route progresses towards the party, he gets even more loveable. (Talk about husband material). I personally found his voice the most pleasing and his words are pure honey. He will for sure win anyone's heart. <3

Before I say anything about him - if you're honestly only voting for Zen is because he's hot, I want you to go shove a stick up your ass. Moving on, Zen is a great character who genuinely cares for the player no matter what route you take. He knows he's good looking, sure as hell, but that doesn't make him a bad character - he's spent all of his childhood being brainwashed into thinking he's ugly and not good enough, give this man a break and let him finally be happy about himself. Zen is sweet, caring, protective, and would honestly doing anything for the player. He's just... amazing? Words can't describe it honestly.

Ended up on Zen's route for my first playthrough and I am honestly glad I did. He's a sincere, lovable guy who just wants to be happy with the player. His narcissism is mild enough to not be too offputting, but his use of it to cope with his own self-consciousness is incredibly realistic and honestly makes him more sympathetic. Like, as cliche as his relationship with the player gets at times, it's hardly even noticeable with how naturally it's woven into the story and interactions. He is an adorable, loyal-as-hell, sweetheart with admirable dedication to his fans, the player, and his dream. And he deserves to be just as happy as he wants the player to be. Because he is a precious cinnamon roll who we adore. And I made it all the way through the entire comment without even mentioning his fabulous hair, excessively-kissable face, and nosebleed-inducing abs!...Dangit.

I love Ryu! Sure, he's cute and very handsome, but, there's more to a guy than just hot looks, and Ryu just so proves it. I love his protectiveness of the player, telling them that if Jumin says something bad, to ignore him cause he's a jerk etc etc. He may seem narcissistic, but he has rights to be. It's not as if he's being narcissistic when he's crap or something. And he knows when to stop. He also cares for the player which is really cute and sweet. He's funny and charming-- Pretty relatable too, at times. And, I just genuinely admire him as a character. Words aren't nearly enough to describe how amazing he is

3 Jumin Han

The other character whose route is only accessible in Deep Story mode, Jumin Han is the rich man whose father owns the big business known as C&R. Jumin can come off as cold and emotionless, but he loves the MC just as much as the others in their respective routes. Don't ever say anything bad about his cat, Elizabeth 3rd. She is precious to him.
His route is truly a rollercoaster. Just remember that he is doing everything because he loves MC. Just because he deals with situations differently doesn't mean he's a bad guy.
It is recommended to play his route second-to-last.

10/10 you could totally read the urban dictionary with him. Loved him after learning some of his values and how supportive and insightful & rational he can be; wasn't interested in him at first but he turned out my favorite.

Him projecting "x" onto his cat, his drinking habit, workaholism, starting impulsive cat projects, keeping his feelings inside, his parents issues. God, It really hurted me seeing his loneliness and how insensitive the RFA can be to him. Such different but also relatable-in-a-way character, would totally marry. But his NE makes Jumin better justice with him being out of his comfort zone, Cheritzs stop making his character so centered towards materialism ffs

I voted for Jumin for several reasons . First of all the controversy , when I started playing the casual route , I couldn't stand him . He was by far the most annoying and cocky one in the group, yet as the time went on he became the most reliable , trustworthy and mature character out there . In many ways we think alike and even tho u was forced to answer against him in the group chat I deep down always agreed with his point of view... we think alike and our personalities are similar too. We keep our emotions inside, trying too hard to act , calm , collected and reasonable , yet we are the most hurt an lonely ones. Jumin is the most emotional character in my opinion who has many layers , he is difficult to deal with sometimes , but he sweet , caring in his own way. He is very smart and naturally attractive . In Deep Story his route was my favorite, even tho I like Seven as a character, no matter how many times I re okay the deep route I will always go back to Jumin . He is a cat ...more

If you voted Jumin because he is rich, leave. Go away. You don't need to be here. Jumin Han is my absolute favorite character in MysticMessenger. Jumin Han is such an amazing person. He is always busy with work and he works hard. He doesn't like how fast his dad can move on from girl to girl, and he doesn't like talking to girls because they all like him because of his richness and not his personality. He loves MC very much even though she has no eyes, and Jumin is just overall my everyday mood.

4 Yoosung Kim

The innocent one of the group, Yoosung Kim has never had a girlfriend before. He is a gamer and plays his favorite game, LOLOL, nonstop. He is still in college, but his gaming life makes his grades suffer. A lot.
His route is overall very sweet. First love turning into eternal love. Just remember this: you are you and don't let Yoosung or anyone else say otherwise.
It is recommended to play his route after Zen's because this one has a bit more spoilers for other routes.

I haven't finished yet, but Yoosung is my favorite so far! He is literally a puppy! Cute, innocent, and loyal. That purity made it that much hotter when flirting with him and getting to see his romantic/ possessive side. His Rika obsession was annoying, but it made sense. Also, I think it represented well how many people have a hard time separating their past relationships from their new ones. His route made me cry :( but I was so happy we got married and he recovered! hehe (even tho we marry most of them but his hit different..) I also just find myself relating to a lot of what he says and his worries, so that's also probably a reason.

Yoosung is an amazing character! He's sweet, kind hearted and a tad bit gullible. This college student has never had a girlfriend before and is highly obsessed with LOLOL. This cute sugar cube is definitely the one! But don't let the sweet demeanor woo you too fast, because behind this innocent little smile, they're's a lot of hurt too. As long as you make sure Yoosung knows who you are, you'll be in treat for a killer ending.

Yoosung is completely Underrated. People say he is obsessed with Rika but his cousin died. He was traumatized. Yoosung is a university student who is obsessed with LOLOL. He is so sweet and caring and one he falls in love with you, he will do anything for you and he proves himself to be a man.

5 Unknown

Terrifying at first but I couldn't help but be desperate to understand him better. I get so sad seeing the pain and torture he endured his whole life. I don't pity him though, he has a lot of strength and love, it's just been twisted. Untangling that is hard but worth it.

Unknown is the person responsible for bringing the MC to the RFA. Without a doubt, the antagonist of the game. While I will not reveal his true identity, it is definitely unexpected.
An interesting character through and through. He, too, deserves a route.

I feel he was treated terribly and tricked. None of it was his fault. He got the short end of the stick since he was young and I feel all he ever wanted was love. I shall give unconditional love to him because he deserves it

A super complex and interesting character, who went through so much hardship in his life. As much as I love Seven, Unknown takes the cake as the best character in the game.

6 Jaehee Kang

The only other girl in the RFA, Jaehee Kang is Jumin's chief assistant. Jaehee can come off as cold and stern, but in reality, she is just an overworked, stressed employee who barely gets any sleep.
Jaehee is also a fan of musicals, and a big fan of Zen's. But be aware: she is not a rival for Zen's heart. She respects him as an actor.
Her route is the most different. Not just because she is a girl. Her route can be seen as both romantic and platonic. Jaehee says many things that suggest that she views MC as more than just a friend. However, LGBT is a very iffy topic in South Korea (location where game was created), so it is pretty much left up to the players as to whether or not Jaehee and MC are in love. But Jaehee said it herself. "Love between a man and a woman is beautiful...but...a friendship between two women can be just as powerful."
Her route should be the third and final Casual Story route played because it works as a great gateway into Jumin's character, whose route ...more

Jaehee does not deserve to get stuck putting up with "certain people's" BS all the time. She is an excellent human who just wants things to go well and I say she deserves it. She always has good intentions behind her occasionally hyper-logical input (particularly in Zen's route) that makes it really easy to at the very least understand her reasoning and appreciate that she cares in her own way, even if you don't personally agree. Also her Zen-fangirl moments are just flat-out adorable. Don't deny it. You know it's true.

while I wish her route had been more romantic, our had a romantic branch, it was so gratifying helping jaehee reconcile her past and embrace true happiness. I have grown to love her deeply, and honestly I think hers could be the most meaningful route of any of them.

Jaehee is literally my favorite character. I wish there was a rout where I could date her, but being her friend is enough I guess. I really just love her and shes so caring. Maybe I'm bias because I prefer women, but shes just the best.

7 V

V is definietly one of my favourite characters in Mystic Messenger. He's underrated, and many people dislike him because they say that everything is V's fault, which is a shame really. He has his faults, and he tries to fix them himself without telling anyone, poor baby. :(
V deserves all the love in the world, and I will fistfight whoever says he's a terrible character, except for Yoosung he gets a pass.

V is by far one of the most underrated characters in mystic messenger. I say this because many people may view him as "boring" or "bland" just because he doesn't immediately profess his love for the MC in his route. In reality, though, V is actually an extremely complex character who yes, does have faults, but he recognizes them and tries his best to fix them.

so basically v deserves all of the love and literally anyone can fight me on that thank you for listening to my ted talk

Oh, V. The man who was in love with Rika. The one who never shows up when he is needed.
V is a photographer whose photos are auctioned at the RFA parties.
After Rika's death, however, V has been very distant, only talking to 707 and Jumin most of the time.
V's passion for the RFA is undeniable. Though his character may not seem the best, the Secret Endings, in my opinion, redeem him.
One can only hope for Cheritz to give him a route.

The most heart wrenching character of them all. I'm still trying to figure out what route V truly ends up happy. He is a dumb dumb for trying to fix everything himself but I understand why. His heart is so big and so burdened at the same time.

8 Elizabeth 3rd

A Shame she doesn't have a route. Cats lovers like Elizabeth as much as Jumin and Seven, we deserve some bonding moments with the queen too.

I'm more of a dog person, but hey, she's cute! And she deserves her own route.

Elizabeth the 3rd is amazing. I wish there was a route for her.

Honestly Elizabeth is the best out of everyone, no lie.

9 Vanderwood

The one chatroom where he has Seven's phone was one of the most pleasant surprises I've had in a while. He deserves his own route, dang it. And darn me for liking the one non-romanceable character the most.

I love how he secretly cares about Seven a bit even if he threatens him all the time and acts like he loathes him.

707's 'maid'. Doesn't get much attention until Seven's route, but is mentioned throughout the others.

He needs a route... No questions asked..

10 MC/Player

The player of the game. The main center of attention. In other words, you. MC's personality is dictated by your actions and choices, so pick them wisely!
Also, does not have any eyes. How is she supposed to see all the pretty boys?

MC doesn't have any eyes and she is the center of attention in the game. She is the one that the players play.

I mean, what am I supposed to say? She's me.

Gullible idiot. Moron. Dumb dumb head.

The Contenders
11 Ray

He is just so innocent and cute... I feel terrible about what happens to him but I love all of his personas equally. He just loves the MC so much it is so adorable. I just want to keep him safe.

I recently finished his route and honestly he was cute and perfect for me as Ray but once he is one with Saeran and has found his peace he is the best. he is very likeable and didn't deserve what he went through.

I have not played his route yet but from what I've seen he seems nice with a psychopath side so why not?

I love how sweet, innocent, and relatable he is.

12 Rika

Rika deserves more attention because without her, I doubt that Mystic Messenger would of even existed. People do gain sympathy for V when Rika abused him, which makes it more interesting and draws the readers in, normally resulting in hate towards Rika. V and Rika were also the founders of RFA. Without Rika, the MC would of not get caught up in this mysterious wonderland and get to meet the characters. Give her credit... She also plays a vital role... If people love Saeran even if he abuses others, can't you also love Rika?!

First off, I would like to clarify that I am not saying that her actions are justified, they are not. She did a lot of horrible stuff, irregardless of how terrible her past was. Now, the reason I like Rika, is because I think they did a pretty good job on her character. She's a really good villainess, and I enjoyed seeing her story and what really happened and all that.

The founder of the RFA, Rika died a few years prior to the game's setting. As one goes through the routes, more of her personality is revealed, and the Secret Endings reveal what happened to her when she died.

I love her as a character (not as much as a person) but still she deserves more love!

13 Longcat

Long cats route was so touching and has truly earned a place in my heart. The game did a amazing job on their character and I truly love them

14 Driver Kim

He is a KONG! Jumin can't live without him because then Jumin would be in Jail for his driving skills

Driver Kim deserves more appreciation like seriously.

15 Rordon Gamsey

How can I not vote for him? He's the literal king! He should have his own route

Our lord and savior

Lowkey grandpa dad

The food king

16 Tom

My good friend tom

17 Tomioka Giyuu

Need his own route

18 Lisa

Okay Lisa is a minor character and deserves way more love. She is honestly so cute, I want one. The cats in this game are so cute, I love them so much. More people need to love this cute feline.

19 Oil Prince
20 Sally
21 Echo Girl

If I remember correctly, she reminds me of an annoyin' OC I made up with a friend, but FAR WORSE, trying to ruin ZEN and his career, if I've got it right. This OC might be annoying, sure, but that's it. Maybe. Leave ZEN alone, Echo Girl. He's mine.

The one character I'm pretty sure everyone can agree is scum. Zen did not deserve any of the stress you put him through you self-serving brat!

The mistake of the game

22 Zens Fangirls

Traitors and buddies.

23 Saejoong Choi
24 Mr. Chairman
25 Sarah

Side character in Jumin's route.

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