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The Squid Game Player You Should Team Up With Based On Your Zodiac Sign

Netflix's "Squid Game" is such a hit that people actually want to play the real-life versions of its games, despite the fact that the average contestant's chances for winning — or, for that matter, surviving — rely on sheer, blind luck at least as much as skill and cunning. Still, it's an intriguing thought experiment. If you woke up tomorrow and found yourself in a vast dormitory wearing one of the show's iconic green tracksuits, how would you fare? 

As the contestants in "Squid Game" soon realize, one of the most effective ways to increase your odds of survival is forming tactical alliances with like-minded players. There's just one problem: In the show's hectic and stressful environment, how can you efficiently figure out which character you best mesh with? A quick and easy answer to this is to team up with the player that has the most compatible zodiac sign with you. Just follow this handy guide in order to find the ultimate partner to watch your back in the lethal struggle to win those 45.6 billion won.

Aquarius: Hwang Jun-ho

If you're an Aquarius, you're going to have to balance your idealistic nature with a practical and responsible zodiac sign (per YourTango). You'll need a realistic, hands-on partner who gets things done, which means you should pair up with a Capricorn. On the distant island where the majority of "Squid Game" takes place, one guy fits that bill better than anyone: Hwang Jun-ho (Wi Ha-joon), the rogue police officer who infiltrates the games in order to find his brother.

Though Jun-ho enters the tournament under the guise of a player, he never actually plays any of the games. Nevertheless, he more than makes up for this lack of hands-on experience with his resourcefulness and tenacity. Over the course of the show, he explores the island in a series of disguises, and comes very close to exposing the entire operation. With his investigative and physical skills, he would make a formidable ally in a scenario where he actually ends up playing the games. Then again, a significant drawback in teaming up with Jun-ho is the fact that his long-lost brother is secretly the Front Man (Lee Byung-hun), who'd likely realize that Jun-ho is present as an undercover police officer. 

Pisces: Cho Sang-woo

If you're a Pisces, you might risk being a bit too mellow for the ruthless environment of the "Squid Game" contest. Keeping this in mind, you'll want to balance your temperament with a Virgo teammate (via Brides). Per Cosmopolitan, they're the preppy overachievers of the zodiac, and though they maintain a calm and collected front, their brain is a well-oiled machine. In other words, a Virgo is precisely the kind of person you'd need to get an edge in the games. There's just one little problem: In "Squid Game," the only person who fits this description is the disgraced investment banker Cho Sang-woo (Park Hae-soo).

Look, there's just no getting around it: This is not the best news. Sang-woo is arguably the single most dangerous person in the show, precisely because he's not an obviously soulless monster like Deok-su or the game's VIP guests. Sang-woo masks his utter desperation and inner emptiness with a cool and comparatively friendly exterior. Granted, his plans do benefit his team on occasion, but his mind is ultimately like a knife that's constantly ready to stab everyone in the back — or, as Sae-byeok (Jung Ho-yeon) finds out the hard way, in the throat. 

Sang-woo isn't a bad guy to have in your corner, per se. He's smart, strong, and savvy. However, as poor Ali Abdul (Anupam Tripathi) can attest, he's fully prepared to betray you the very second it benefits him — and at that point, all the qualities he brings to the table as an ally will be turned against you.

Aries: Abdul Ali

As an Aries, you'll definitely want to counterbalance your driven nature with a calm and collected Libra (via Stylecaster). This means you'll face the almost impossible task of surveying a group of desperate, hopelessly indebted "Squid Game" players and trying to find a peaceful, calm and balanced person, who values companionship and trustworthiness (via Astrology Zodiac Signs). 

Fortunately for you, there's one player who fits the bill perfectly. Ali Abdul (Anupam Tripathi), the immigrant worker hailing from Pakistan, is a sweet and peaceful man who wants nothing more than to be able to provide for his family. In fact, the only reason he ends up playing the game in the first place is that his boss neglected to pay his wages for months. Ali is a physically formidable dude who ultimately just wants to belong, and his incredibly dependable nature and endearing personality make him just about the best person to have in your corner. You can always trust him to do the right thing, as long as you don't trust him to come up with any hyper-complex plans. Oh, and for goodness' sake, treat him more fairly in the Marble Game than Cho Sang-woo (Park Hae-soo) does. 

Taurus: Kang Sae-byeok

According to Self, a Taurus works best in tandem with a Cancer, because their temperaments allow for a deep mutual respect and understanding — a crucial element in the "Squid Game" environment. The bad news is that you'll have your work cut out for you, because your ideal partner is none other than Kang Sae-byeok (Jung Ho-yeon). The good news is that as anyone who has seen "Squid Game" knows, she's an incredibly good ally once you gain her trust.

Sae-byeok is a very typical Cancer, with her reserved and naturally suspicious nature that hides a deep ocean of emotion and inner strength (per Astrology Zodiac Signs). Her difficult situation as a North Korean defector and the sole breadwinner for her scattered, desperate family has drawn her even deeper in her shell than usual, but she's an extremely capable and clever person. Her tragic interaction with Ji-yeong (Lee Yoo-mi) in the Marble Game also reveals that there's way more to her than meets the eye. You'll need to prove your worth to her, but when you do, she's an ally you can depend on. 

Gemini: Ji-yeong

In "Squid Game," an introspective Gemini could do a lot worse than pairing with a curious, free-spirited Sagittarius (via Brides). This means you should seek out Ji-yeong (Lee Yoo-mi), a classic Gemini whose penchant for traveling and curious nature even allow her to bond with the withdrawn Sae-byeok (Jung Ho-yeon). 

Due to her intensely tragic backstory, Ji-yeong's Gemini sensibilities may not be immediately obvious. However, after she starts opening up to Sae-byeok, her inquisitive and adventurous mindset becomes clear. The pair's heartwarming conversation during the Marble Game makes it clear that Ji-yeong is a Gemini through and through, right down to her wanderlust and genuine desire to learn to know more about her fellow player. 

Out of all major players in the show, Ji-yeong is probably the most selfless and generous ally. Her story ends of her own volition after she finally learns Sae-byeok's story, and decides that the North Korean defector should keep on fighting in order to save her family and fulfill her dreams — even though this decision costs Ji-yeong's own life. 

Cancer: Han Mi-nyeo

If your zodiac sign is Cancer, you might seem a little distant, but ultimately quite compassionate (per Allure). According to Self, you'll find similar values in a Taurus, who can be rather bull-headed and possessive, but on the other hand, will be extremely devoted to their partner (via Astrology Zodiac Signs). This would mean that your ideal partner is Han Mi-nyeo (Kim Joo-ryoung).

On paper, this might not seem all that awesome. Mi-nyeo can be loud, boisterous, and outright unpleasant. She's prone to promises and statements that make the prudent and the prude move to the general direction of away with some haste. Thanks to her obnoxious personality and constantly shifting allegiances, she soon becomes an outcast no one wants to team up with. Regardless, she's a survivor, and arguably the luckiest character in the show. When she falls out with one faction, she's able to insert herself to another one, and survive the tug-of-war event. When she can't secure a partner for the Marble Game, she simply gets to skip it entirely. Even when she finally perishes, she does it on her own terms, taking out the person who hurt her the most. 

In other words, Mi-nyeo might be annoying, but she's also precisely what she claims to be: "I'm good at everything, except the things I can't do." Considering her reaction to Deok-su's (Heo Sung-tae) unexpected betrayal, she'd love to be a faithful ally to a partner who actually gives her a chance — something that never happens over the course of the show. If you can establish mutual trust, it's hard to imagine a more tenacious team member. 

Leo: Oh Il-nam

A confident and powerful Leo is best paired with a fellow power player like Scorpio, according to Stylecaster. Depending on your viewpoint, this means your ideal partner is either the best or the worst person to team up with: Oh Il-nam (O Yeong-su), the super-rich old man who created the games to amuse his fellow billionaires, and eventually took up the mantle of Player 001 to experience the thrill of the game himself. 

As "Squid Game" shows time and time again, Il-nam has plenty of inside information about the games, and is happy to share life-saving strategic advice with the players he deems worthy. He even voluntarily removes himself from the competition in order for Seong Gi-hun (Lee Jung-jae) to survive the Marble Game. 

Thanks to the fact that he spends the majority of the show disguising his true nature, Il-nam initially seems like a generous, enthusiastic Sagittarius type (via Astrology Zodiac Signs). However, the final episode reveals him as he truly is — a powerful mastermind of a Scorpio (via Astrology Zodiac Signs) who has plenty of resources, and is prepared to manipulate anyone in order to experience some of the excitement of his younger days. 

Virgo: The Salesman

Are you a Virgo? In that case, you might want to optimize your "Squid Game" chances by teaming up with the highly compatible Pisces (via Brides), whose tendency to meet new people and provide them with opportunities might very well prove handy (via Astrology Zodiac Signs). What's more, the show just so happens to feature a character that fits this particular bill extremely well. 

For many contestants, the Salesman (Gong Yoo) is the very first person they play the dangerous "Squid Game" events with. The confident businessman is introduced when he challenges Seong Gi-hun (Lee Jung-jae) in a curious game of ddakji, and after he literally (and repeatedly) beats the poor protagonist, he hands him the iconic card that grants access in the games.  

Due to his role as a recruiter, you don't see the Salesman take part in the games proper. However, many of the powerful people behind the game have plenty of first-hand experience — just look at the Front Man (Lee Byung-hun) and game creator Oh Il-nam (O Yeong-su), both of whom have played the game themselves. As such, there's every reason to believe that the calm, charismatic Salesman would be a very good addition to your "Squid Game" posse.

Libra: Jang Deok-su

If you're a Libra, Astrologer Colin Bedell (via Brides) recommends that you should make a beeline toward the most opportune Aries. As such, make sure that you try to locate the most boisterous, vibrant, and competitive person in the room (per Astrology Zodiac Signs). 

Fortunately, the guy you just teamed up with is one of the best players in the entire game. Less fortunately, the person in question is Player 101, Jang Deok-su (Heo Sun-tae). The tattooed gangster's volatile nature and gambling streak fit the Aries bill perfectly, as does his tendency to go for the kill in every situation — sometimes literally. 

Deok-su's strength and mean streak might make him a valuable ally at the early stages of the game, but despite your apparent compatibility, the guy is decidedly not on your side, and will betray you as soon as it benefits him. What's more, as his performance during the later stages of the games proved, he's not quite as hard as he appears. Verdict: Deok-su might be handy to have in your corner early on, but you probably shouldn't turn your back to him.

Scorpio: The Front Man

Scorpio and Leo, as Astrology will tell you, are both pretty intense signs. Despite this — or perhaps because of it — they're an excellent love match. If they can forge such an emotional bond, surely they can join forces to beat a colorful series of children's games to the death? As a Scorpio, then, you'll want to find yourself a Leo, so locate the most stylish, theatrical, and brave person you can possibly find (per Allure). As luck would have it, you've landed on a character who has ample experience of beating the games, and who just happens to know every single hurdle you'll face like the back of his hand. 

The Front Man, aka Hwang In-ho (Lee Byung-hun), may not be an active player, but he's still very much a player. After all, he competed victoriously in the 2015 games. Though he's now on the other side of the events, he's a fearless, hands-on leader who isn't afraid to personally eliminate unsuitable workers, or hunt down unwanted invaders on the premises. As for the Leo-requisite style and drama, well, just look at the guy. 

All in all, you couldn't possibly hope for a better partner in the games ... as long as you ignore the fact that the Front Man is the kind of guy who routinely supervises the deaths of hundreds of people, and is fully prepared to shoot his own brother (Wi Ha-joon). Still, should you be able to rope him back in the game, it's hard to imagine a more capable teammate. 

Sagittarius: Seong Gi-hun

Gemini and Sagittarius, as Paired Life notes, are fairly different, yet work very well together. This means that you, a Sagittarius, might do very well in the "Squid Game" environment by linking up with a Gemini, even knowing that you'll probably end up with a player that's as volatile as yourself ... only in a slightly different way. In fact, you'll likely pair up with Seong Gi-hun (Lee Jung-jae). 

By design, Gi-hun is a dual character. The closest thing "Squid Game" has to a protagonist is introduced as a goofy, yet thoroughly amoral gambling addict who isn't above stealing from his own, dear mother. However, signs of his better nature and tragic backstory shine through from the beginning. In the games, he's a bumbling, good-natured presence, largely surviving on sheer luck and other peoples' goodwill. He's also the glue that holds people together, and the guy who figures out how to beat the Dalgona Game, saving many of his fellow players with his example. In the season finale, he wins the Squid Game like an action hero, and the events of the final episode confirm his transformation into a brooding, tortured anti-hero type. 

Gi-hun's double nature makes him a pretty clear Gemini, and a pretty good guy to team up with. He is the eventual winner of the games, after all. 

Capricorn: Player 244

Capricorn's best bet is to ally with an Aquarius, in order to have a counterbalance to their own, level-headed approach to the game (via YourTango). Going by this logic, your zodiac sign prompts you to join forces with a spiritual and moral contestant (via Horoscope). 

Unfortunately, the closest match to those particular Aquarius traits is Player 244, a man of cloth who turns to his faith in a pretty extreme manner as the games take toll on him. After the admittedly pretty traumatic tug-of-war contest, he starts leaning on prayer more and more, until he's quite literally unable to do anything else. During the Glass Bridge game, Player 244 is completely paralyzed by fear, and starts reciting a prayer until the player behind him "helps" him to the next, unfortunately fragile glass panel. Compatibility aside, Player 244 might not be the ideal running partner, and could even become a liability.