|“||If only we can continue Rika and V's aspirations||”|
—Jumin Han, Comment from RFA Orientation Guidebook
Jumin Han is one of the Deep Story characters available in Mystic Messenger. He is the son of a wealthy family and the heir of the C&R International company. He is always on business trips and only talks about work or mature topics, which is why he doesn't know about youth slang or commoner food. Jumin loves to talk about his cat, Elizabeth 3rd, and how beautiful she is and is very much a doting parent. However, because of past experiences, Jumin is emotionally closed off and is distrustful of women, having witnessed his father fall victim to many gold-diggers who never loved his father, only his money.
Jumin is a quiet, serious and cautious man who prefers to act mature. Despite this, he is interested in young slang and loves to talk about cats, especially his own, Elizabeth 3rd. In fact, in his own way, his general cadence will give off that of a child's. He also enjoys teasing Zen about his cat allergy in the chat room. He is often surrounded by rumors concerning his sexuality because of his complete lack of interest in women, leading the press and other members of the RFA to tease him for possibly being gay. He views situations objectively, and wants others to be like him. He is a workaholic, which is shown through how he works Jaehee Kang to the bone; however, Jaehee states that Jumin's workload is ever greater than hers. Jumin disregards others' opinions of him, so he lives his life how he thinks is right.
Jumin does not care for relationships because he thinks it isn't worth it, preferring to focus on his work and cat instead. This gives him the impression to others of a cold man or even a robot. He also keeps his work relationships strictly professional, believing that his employees will do anything as long as they are paid to. As Jumin has a high status, he lives luxuriously, but he hates people that only like him for his money. Jumin has his own sense of humor which the most RFA members do not understand, and at most times, isn't very funny but he doesn't care. Despite of his cold and objective perspective, Jumin treasures the members of RFA so much that when needed, he would use his authority to help them without hesitation.
It is revealed in Jumin's Route, that he is not so cold and unfeeling as he portrays himself; instead, he is a man who feels rather too much but, for the sake of efficiency, he pushes his feelings down, repressing them and using work and his cat to distract himself. This has led to Jumin to develop severe, crippling loneliness and he does not know how to work through it, viewing himself as a "monster", thinking himself to be an ugly creature because of how lonely and paranoid he is. To cope, he projected this loneliness onto Elizabeth the 3rd and is overcome with despair when he admits that he knows their relationship is a lie, that she does not understand him and never will. Jumin is also hinted at having feelings for Rika as he believed she could see into him and see the "tangled" emotions without becoming disgusted. However, even when Rika asks if they would have ended up together, Jumin is visibly uncomfortable at the joke and tells her not to say things like that as it makes him uncomfortable. Because of never having been in a relationship before and being forced to repress his emotions, Jumin's relationship with the MC is rocky at first. However, with the MC's help, Jumin overcomes all his fear and anxiety and "untangles" his emotions that were knotted for many years.
Jumin is a tall, young man with a slim body. He is 184 cm (6' 0") tall and he weighs
78 kg (171.9 pounds). He has messy black hair that has a slight brown hue in some pictures. He has the same hairstyle that you would typically see an ahoge have. He has sharp grey eyes. He also has a very pale complexion.
He is often seen wearing his formal suit even when he is in his penthouse. It consists of a striped long white shirt, a black vest, jacket, tie, pants and shoes. On his right chest on the suit is a little pocket with a violet handkerchief.
In the Normal Ending, Jumin is seen wearing his casual attire which consists of a long white shirt covered by a tan sweater, an open dark blue jacket and long black pants which he used to wear when he was the Director of C&R.
In the After Ending, Jumin is seen with slicked back hair (with a slight greyish streak) and his usual attire with his jacket unbuttoned. Jumin's usual black tie is replaced with a dark red one and he wears sunglasses.
At the party, Jumin is seen wearing a formal suit, which is more dark blue. He is wearing a white long shirt and white gloves.
Jumin grew up in luxury. He is one of the current directors of C&R, a massive conglomerate that appears to have businesses in multiple areas (from wine that cats can drink to coffee shops), although it is said in one of the chats that they are currently attempting to expand globally. Due to his very privileged upbringing, Jumin has a very different perspective on the world, which often brings him into direct conflict with Zen. Regardless, he doesn't particularly seem to care what others think about him. He works hard as a member of the RFA and as a Director of C&R, even to the point that Jaehee admits that Jumin works harder than she does.
Jumin also has a very positive relationship with his father, Chairman Han, with the two often exchanging expensive gifts. However, Chairman Han is a womanizer, and as a child Jumin was subjected to a revolving door of women in his life. Chairman Han divorced his mother and remarried his step-mother, who he is now separated from. At the start of the game, Chairman Han has just entered into a relationship with Glam Choi, and has announced his plans to divorce his second wife and remarry for a third time. Jumin is skeptical of Glam's intentions; due to his aloof and logical nature, Jumin was able to see that the women in his father's life were simply using him for his vast wealth. He also fears for the fate of the company, as his father's womanizing ways could cause their stocks to plummet. As such, Jumin has developed a natural distrust for women.
In Deep Story, Jumin mentions that he is Christian, as he grew up in a Christian neighborhood. Despite this, in Jaehee's route, Jumin is stated to not believe in god.
Jumin joined the RFA at the behest of his childhood friend, V, with whom he has a close friendship with. After Rika's death, the RFA became somewhat fractured, with the parties they hosted being held off until further notice until the arrival of the MC.
Jumin generally acts as the peacemaker of the RFA, his usual logical way of thinking often trumping the emotional thinking of the other members, such as Yoosung and Zen. Jumin acts as a source of power and strength for the RFA with C&R and his wealth behind him and he does not hesitate to make use of them to help any of the members, such as sending bodyguards to each of the RFA members during the hacker's attack.
In the Casual Story, Jumin acts as his usual, logically thinking self and often offers advice and help to the MC and the other members. He remains aloof and emotionally distant, adding to to the belief that he is a "robot" amongst the RFA. Throughout each of the routes, most notably Zen's, Jumin is unhesitating in helping his friends, such as sending the MC to Zen's house when he was upset about his hurt leg and sending more bodyguards to protect the MC at Yoosung's behest.
During the Common Route of the Deep Story, Jumin is accepting, albeit wary, of the MC and stresses the importance
of the party coming to fruition and that it must not fail at all costs. Despite the rocky start, Jumin and the MC get along and understand each other, with the MC being able to get Jumin's humour and the MC helping Jumin to understand more about food that "common" people eat as well as cooing over Elizabeth the 3rd.
After the game branch and if the MC has successfully managed to obtain his route, the two will converse more frequently, with the other characters noting how nicer Jumin appears when he talks with the MC. Due to growing up in a somewhat neglectful home, Jumin has difficult expressing emotions and unconsciously speaks about his feelings without being aware, such as flirting with the MC but being unaware of it until one of the other characters make a comment. The MC and Jumin grow closer and Jumin confides in the MC about his past and how difficult is was growing up with a father who, though loving, was absent and always had a string of women and the fact many of those women never loved his father. However, Jumin admits to thinking that the MC is different and that he wants to get to know her.
During a dinner with his father, Chairman Han has declared his intentions to marry Glam Choi, and wishes to arrange a marriage between Jumin and Glam's student, Sarah. This, in turn, causes the relationship between the father and son to take a bitter turn. Jumin returns to the chatroom and vents his frustrations to the MC before hastily leaving as he does not want the MC to see him to upset. Jumin's appearance in the chatroom is scarce as he struggles to cope with his emotions, leading to many to worry about him, Jaehee most of all. The situation only worsens when rumors are sent out about the "relationship" between Jumin and Sarah as well as when Glam and Sarah visit Jaehee's home to question her about Jumin and his relationship with women.
Jumin confides in the MC about how deeply he loves his father but he doesn't know what to do, talking about how during his entire life, his father was the only one who would be nice to him simply because he was his son and he loved him. Jumin continues to become emotionally unstable due to the havoc wreaking his life and it only deteriorates when Zen has a premonition about Elizabeth the 3rd escaping the penthouse. Despite Jumin insisting that he doesn't believe it, his anxiety increases tenfold when he begins to think that Glam and Sarah might steal Elizabeth in order to force him into marriage, which results in him locking her into a cage. It is revealed that Jumin may have had feelings for Rika, V's fiancee, and that he projected the feelings her had for her onto Elizabeth as a way to cope with the crippling loneliness he felt.
In order to cheer Jumin up after him refusing to come to work over his overwhelming anxiety, Jaehee and 707 suggests that the MC visit Jumin as it is clear that he enjoys her company and cares for her deeply; when the MC arrives, Jumin is clearly shocked at her appearance and immediately becomes smitten at the sight of her. Having never truly experienced a relationship, and having suppressed his feelings for the sake of efficiency, his sudden interest in the protagonist sends him into a tailspin. He insists that the MC stays for the night as it is already too late for her to return home and the MC can ask about why he has Elizabeth locked away in a cage. Depending on the MC's response, Jumin will either wonder why she doesn't like the cage or agree that the cage is pretty.
The other members, especially Zen, are wary of the MC staying the night, though Jumin and, depending on the choices made, the MC can calm them down by saying nothing will happen and that Jumin is a gentleman. However, when Zen asks for a picture of the MC to see if she is alright, Jumin possessively declines, saying that he wants to be the only one to look at the MC. Ignoring Zen's worries, Jumin tells the MC that he will make breakfast and says that the MC looks tired and needs to be put to bed. This shocks Zen and the MC can either comply or tell Zen Jumin means nothing by it, but he should know that she isn't a pet.
Jumin becomes deeply attached to MC and is saddened that she needs to leave and wonders if he should stay home before she does. His paranoia is lessened and he agrees to come into work after the MC and Jaehee convinces him its safe and that the MC can look after Elizabeth as the MC is someone that Jumin can trust. However, when Jumin lets Elizabeth out of her cage to feed her, the cat escapes as Jumin introduces the MC to the head of security. This leaves Jumin in a state of shock and betrayal, barely responding when the head of security asks what they should do. He becomes aggressively worried and, when the MC offers to go look, he says that she should not leave the penthouse, not ever.
The other members become increasingly worried, none so more than Jaehee and the MC while Zen is concerned about the MC; as a result of Elizabeth's disappearance, Jumin becomes increasingly more unstable as all his repressed emotions become too much for him to handle and, as such, he begins to become obsessively protective of the MC, refusing to let her leave because of his anxiety that she would disappear too as well as the fact the hacker was still at large. Despite his paranoia, Jumin is aware of his behaviour and asks the MC only for a little time to sort through his emotions and that he wants to become a better man than before and hates the way he is acting towards the MC.Jumin's instability worsens as he refuses to come into work, not wanting to let the MC out of his sight and begins to ignore his duties, leaving it all to rest on Jaehee. He attempts to treat the MC like he would Elizabeth, asking if he wants to go shopping for clothes and that he wants to buy her nice things. The MC can choose to comply and further goad Jumin into becoming more possessive of her, or she can continue to worry about Elizabeth and Jumin's health which will lessen his worry to some degree if the MC is understanding of him.The situation worsens when Sarah appears, saying that she has a picture of Elizabeth that turns out to be false. She yells at the MC and calls her names, resulting in Jumin telling her that he will give her money to leave him and his father alone; Sarah falls for the trick, revealing that all she ever wanted was money all along but refuses to leave until Jumin kisses the MC to invoke anger in Sarah. Jumin admits to wanting to kiss the MC since first laying eyes on her and the MC can either tell Jumin if they can do this with Elizabeth missing, or continue with the relationship without heed.
Depending on the MC's choices, the game branch can be passed (see Jumin Han/Endings for more details) or the MC can meet a Bad Ending.
After Jumin starts to become more paranoid and obsessive, the MC tells Jumin that maybe they need time away from each other before Jumin blocks her way from leaving, becoming upset at the fact she tried to leave him, incessantly asking her why she wanted to leave when all he has done is try to protect her and it's in her best interests to stay and be with him, that listening to him is what is best for her.After the MC reassures Jumin that she was going to get some air but it's best if she stays until his anxiety subsides, Jumin moves away and apologizes for his actions, saying he doesn't want to be like this and that he hopes the MC will forgive him and that they can move on to become a proper couple. Jumin continues to not go into work, much to Jaehee's despair, and many of the other members comment that it would be best if the MC leave the penthouse to return to Rika's apartment so that she may continue to work on the party, much to Jumin's annoyance. Jaehee attempts to talk to Jumin in person but is turned away as Jumin wishes to focus only on the MC, much to the annoyance of Zen and Jaehee, who both begin to worry for the MC's safety. Jumin eventually meets with his father to tell him that Sarah and Glam are using him for money, but he finally understands his father and how unpredictable he can become when he falls in love; he admits that he is in love with a woman, much to his father's shock, and the two reconcile.
During Yoosung and 707's mission to Mint Eye, Yoosung spots Elizabeth as Zen's dream had predicted and brings her back after 707 and he have an encounter with Unknown. Despite Elizabeth being safe, Jumin refuses to take her back as he believes that he was unfair in treating her more than a pet and that he has the MC in his life, therefore not needing a cat anymore. This results in Yoosung being forced to take care of the cat until further notice before V, having heard of what was happening when his friend, arrives to bring her back home.
Depending on the MC's actions and behaviour, Jumin agrees to let the MC go and to take Elizabeth back after being reassured by his friend and the MC that he is a good owner. Jumin is deeply regretful of his earlier actions towards the MC and states that he wants an equal love with her, but to do this he needs to take care of one final thing: Glam and Sarah. (See Jumin Han/Endings for more details.)
Jumin and Jaehee have a professional relationship, although a bit strained. Jumin does not hesitate to often say blunt, and rather hurtful things to Jaehee, such as stating he's tired of hearing her voice, and straight out saying he doesn't care about her health or well being. She is also the one tasked to watch over Elizabeth 3rd when Jumin is out of the country, much to Jaehee's displeasure. Jaehee does show a bit of respect to Jumin regardless, whether or not this is voluntary or her forcing herself to be respectful for the sake of her job is up for debate. Jumin tells Jaehee to do many things that go beyond her role as an assistant (leading a presentation, looking over Jumin's cat, etc.) Jumin has a deep trust in Jaehee. The two know a lot about each other due to being side by side for many hours of the day.
Jumin and Zen share a somewhat strange friendship; the two can never get along and are always bickering, though it is more on Zen's side as he dislikes Jumin simply for his upbringing and because Jumin reminds Zen of his brother, with whom he has a bad relationship with after his brother began to verbally abuse Zen. Jumin teases Zen with photos of Elizabeth, aware of how Zen suffers from a severe cat allergy. However, Jumin doesn't actively hate Zen and is all the more willing to help him; during Zen's route, he sends the MC over to Zen's house, knowing that she will be able to cheer Zen up after he broke his leg and won't be able to take the role he was offered. Jumin says it is under the guise of having the MC convince Zen to be the model for his latest cat project, but he continues to help Zen, despite the latter's reluctance.
Depending on the MC's choices in Zen's route, Jumin and Zen can become friends and overcome their differences, with Jumin handing him an olive branch in the form of being a model for his father's tea cup project instead. Zen declines and says he would rather be the face of his cat project and the two share some light hearted banter. Jumin is a big help in revealing Echo Girl's lies about being sexually assaulted by Zen and the two become closer as a result.
In all other routes, the two continue to bicker, with Jumin teasing Zen and Zen becoming annoyed.
Jumin and V are childhood friends, having grown up in the same neighborhood and are incredibly close friends; the two met when Jumin crashed his toy car into V's house while he was playing and Jumin asked V what he wanted for compensation, with V saying that he wanted Jumin to be his friend. They made a contract which Jumin still has to this day. Jumin was the main cause of V deciding to reconcile with his mother, telling his friend to meet and form his own opinion of her instead of being solely influenced by his father.
During Jumin's route, it is revealed that V was the one who gave and named Jumin's prized pet, Elizabeth 3rd at Rika's behest. After Elizabeth escapes the penthouse and is shortly recovered, Jumin thinks about returning Elizabeth to V. V is the only one out of the RFA to help Jumin finally overcome his anxiety of losing the MC and convinces him that she needs to leave in order to prepare for the party; V, with the support of the MC, reassures Jumin to take Elizabeth back instead of giving her to his friend after being reassured that he could be a good owner. It is also hinted Jumin had feelings for Rika but even so, his friendship with V was more dear to him and Rika even commented that she felt like an outsider whenever the three were together. Jumin respects V's judgement, as seen when Jumin automatically accepts the main character into the RFA when V gives his approval. Jumin was the only RFA member who trusted V after V left the RFA in 707's route, actively searching for V afterwards. When 'V' (actually Seven who was using V's phone) sends the RFA members coordinates to where they're being captured, Jumin insists on taking a helicopter to where V is himself.
At V's funeral, Jumin states that V was 'a good friend, a good teacher, and a mirror of truth'. He also states that he would never forgive V for leaving them the way he did, although it's implied that Jumin knows the truth behind V's actual death.
During V's route, Jumin reveals how deeply he cares for his friend and he remains steadfastly loyal, despite finding out that V lied about Rika dying. After regaining contact with the MC and 707, Jumin uses his influence to have V immediatly prepped for surgery and is deeply grateful towards the MC for helping V; Jumin also tells the MC that V had called Jumin to request that should anything happen to him, that Jumin should look after the MC and make sure she is cared for and loved. So strong is his love towards his friend, Jumin is unmerciful towards Rika and tells her that they they will destory Mint Eye and she will pay for her crimes, with her stabbing V being the worst in his eyes.
It is revealed in V's Good Ending that Jumin has remained in contact with V but it is scarce, the last time he has heard from his friend being three months prior when he was in Alaska.
Yoosung and Jumin don't share a close friendship but care for each other none the less; before Rika's death, Jumin has even offered Yoosung a place at his company as he saw great potential in the boy. During Yoosung's route, Yoosung asks if that offer still stands and Jumin states that it does, even despite the fact Yoosung neglected his studies.
In 707's route, Jumin calls Yoosung's mother as an act of kindness towards Yoosung, hoping that his mother would be able to put her son's life back on track. Many of the members feel that he overstepped his boundaries but Jumin remains adamant that it was the right thing to do. Eventually, Yoosung admits to being grateful towards Jumin as he had missed his mother and that her company had helped him somewhat.
Jumin seems to have had great respect and trust for Rika, believing that she was one of the few good women out there who liked him for him and not for his money. It is hinted that Jumin had romantic feelings towards Rika as he stated that she was never meant to be his, but when Rika asks Jumin if they would have ended up together, Jumin tells her not to say things like that as they make him uncomfortable. Jumin then proceeds to project onto Elizabeth, saying to V that whenever he looks at Elizabeth, he sees Rika in her stead.
In V's route, whatever trust Jumin might have had towards Rika is gone when it is revealed the Rika stabbed V in a fit of anger. He bitterly rejects Rika and swears that she will pay for her crimes with Mint Eye and that she has become delusional and unstable; he also comments that her methods of "salvation" are wrong and that she was a coward for not staying with her followers, but instead leaving them to hide herself in her apartment. However, after her apparent death, Jumin is mournful at her passing and is visibly upset.
Jumin and his father share a loving relationship with one another; despite this, Jumin strongly dislikes how easily his father moves from woman to woman but keeps his thoughts to himself as he values his relationship with his father more. The two frequently dine and exchange extravagant gifts with one another and it is clear Jumin deeply respects and loves his father.
In Jumin's route, Jumin reveals that he realised when he was younger that his father was kind to him, not because he wanted anything, but because he truly loved his son and that made Jumin want to become closer with his father; as a result, Jumin because increasingly unstable when his father attempts to force Jumin into marriage despite his protests. He admits to the MC that he feels genuinely upset and frustrated at his father and that he feels like he has hit a dead end. It takes a long time for father and son to reconcile when Jumin admits to his father that he understands the feelings he has towards Glam, however shallow, as he has fallen in love with the MC; this shocks the Chairman and he agrees to not force the marriage upon Jumin any longer, since he has feelings for another woman.
During the party, the Chairman is momentarily angry with Jumin for confessing that he loves the MC but it soon turns to shock when Jumin reveals that Glam had forced her sister to get plastic surgery and to change her identity in order to marry Jumin, with Glam marrying the Chairman for money as well. In his After Ending, the two are once again close and the Chairman has kept away from the dating life after his disastrous relationship with Glam.
Jumin deeply loves his cat more than anything in the world and spoils her endlessly with treats and toys. He believes that the only woman he needs in his life is Elizabeth and is often described by the other members as "cat obsessed", what with many conversations with him turning into about cats.
It is learned that he received Elizabeth from V and Rika as a gift and that V was the one who named her; however, his love for his cat runs deeper and it is revealed that Jumin projects his crippling loneliness onto the cat in order to cope. Because of his dependence on Elizabeth, he becomes overwrought with despair when he realises that their relationship was never real and that it was all made up in his head. He is worryingly paranoid about Glam and Sarah stealing Elizabeth to force him into marriage and he decides to lock her in a cage in order to protect her; this has a strain on the cat's health and love for her master and, when Jumin takes her out to show the MC how to care for her, she runs away from the penthouse. This leads Jumin to become increasingly more unstable and instead turn to the MC to project his feelings.
Eventually, Elizabeth is recovered by Yoosung and, depending on the MC's choices, returned to Jumin after being reassured that he was a good owner by both V and the MC.
In his After Ending, it is revealed that Jumin and the MC married quickly as Jumin did not want to spend a single day without her by his side.