After 16 episodes of Goblin goodness, it’s a wrap for the mega K-phenomenon! Although the finale was (sorta) a happy ending for both Goblin/Euntak and Grim Reaper/Sunny, it was an utter sobfest that left all of us looking a little like:
There were some who were satisfied with how things turned out; and others whom felt the loose ends weren’t tied up well enough; while the rest of us simply couldn’t get over our withdrawals. So we took to Twitter and found some of the best fan-created endings to fill that Goblin-shaped void in everyone’s hearts. Spoilers ahead!
#1 Some gender-bending sorcery?
what if goblin ended with a major plot twist like: Ji Eun Tak is reborn but as a boy 😂✌️
— 페이트 (@faithriccia08) January 22, 2017
Oh boy (no pun intended), now we’re taking K-romance to a brand new level. Euntak might’ve returned as your typical school girl, but we couldn’t help but imagine Kim Shin’s reaction to seeing Euntak’s reincarnated male form approaching him with a dandelion in hand. Pretty sure nothing will get in the way of ShinTak’s romance, but in all seriousness, this will probably never ever happen in the cliche-riddled world of Korean dramas. Do your thing, fanfiction writers!
#2 More gender-bending sorcery
Lmao what if the grim reaper was actually his sister
— 🍏 sally 🍑 (@ontheseashores) January 29, 2017
Although it was revealed that Sunny’s the reincarnation of Kim Shin’s sister, Kim Sun, we’d like to thank Deokhwa for implanting the theory of Goblin being Grim Reaper’s oppa (dat cringe) in our heads. How awkwardly epic would it be if Deokhwa’s fantasies came true?
#3 Wherefore Art Thou, Deokhwa?
We can’t found Deokhwa in ending of Goblin drama. Because he reincarnated as idol – Sungjae of BTOB.
— 시스카 🙊🍌감이오지 (@hongsimom0417) January 23, 2017
Speaking of Deokhwa (played by BTOB’s Yook Sung Jae), we were kinda bummed out that our beloved chaebol heir-turned-squishy butler to his Goblin samchon completely vanished into thin air 30 years later. Has he finally got all the credit cards he wanted and became a CEO? Or did our playboy eventually settle down with a family? No one knows, but this theory sure sounds legit. (Read: Goblin cast spotted at BTOB concert)
#4 A Euntak and Haesoo body swap?
what if we switch the endings of Goblin and MLSHR
— Lily M. 🌸💚 (@kanra__) January 21, 2017
Actually, no thank you. No offense to the writers of Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo, but pulling the dream card on Haesoo was an achingly predictable move and the poor girl was left all alone in modern day with nothing but flashbacks of the man she’d once loved. At least every human has a run of four lifespans in Goblin, which gives reincarnated Euntak (now on her second life) two more lives to spend with Shin. That doesn’t make it any less painful on our star-crossed lovers, but we’ll make do
#5 Angel Euntak gets her wings
I guess i choose to believe that after 4th life euntak will be angel too due to her sacrifice to the kids..so both immortal ㅋㅋ
— zaleha (@zalehaabidin) January 22, 2017
Just when we thought we were spared from the heartache (for now), a cruel twist of fate saw our titular heroine throwing herself in front of a colliding truck to save a bus full of children, eventually succumbing to the hands of death. But if there’s ever an epilogue, we’re betting on Euntak becoming an angel after all the good deeds she’d done in her mortal lives – watching over the world alongside her ajusshi in eternity. If not, we seriously question all the angel references and foreshadowing scattered throughout the whole series…
#6 Meet Goblin’s real bride
Imagine if goblin was abt shin n yeos romance instead (as it should have been) n after yeo gets reincarnated as lee hyuk they meet again
— the emo agenda™ (@chaswaq) January 22, 2017
Plot twist, Grim Reaper and Goblin got married 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍 yieeeee I ship them
— Ize (@fihnnualla) January 23, 2017
The popularity of the bromance between Goblin and the Grim Reaper was inevitable thanks to their hilarious scenes and impeccable chemistry with each other. And there’s no doubt that an alternate universe romance between these immortal bros would be shipped to death. We’d picture the hopeless twosome nitpicking over each other’s outfits, sparing with antique silverware at the dinner table, and going grocery shopping (while looking totally delish doing the glamour walk) – this is the real #RelationshipGoals, sorry Euntak/Sunny!
Even Gong Yoo and Lee Dong Wook are going down with this ship!
Think Goblin’s over? Not quite yet – tvN will be releasing two more special episodes on 3 and 4 February, which will mostly include behind-the-scene cuts, bloopers and interviews. But we’re keeping our fingers crossed for some of the aforementioned scenarios to happen in an epilogue. Till then, check out the teaser clips below!