**WARNING – Major spoilers ahead for Squid Game**
Korean drama Squid Game has become quite the sensation on Netflix, after it premiered on September 17, 2021.
The nine-episode series was written and directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk, a South Korean creator who produced various films such as My Father and Miss Granny.
Squid Game introduces a healthy roster of characters to become acquainted with and we explore the fate of Ali in the show.
Does Ali die in Squid Game?
Yes, Ali does die in Squid Game. Ali dies in episode 6 after Sang-Woo’s betrayal, as it is inevitable for every character on the show to die except for the winner.
Ali (Player 199) and Sang-Woo (218) teamed up to play the game together. With each player given 10 marbles, the game stipulated that whoever had the most marbles, in the end, would win the game.
Ali confessed to Sang-Woo that he had no idea how to play the game, and Sang-Woo suggested a technique to help him play.
Despite Ali admitting that he did not know how to play, he ended up beating Sang-Woo, which meant the latter would die.
Enraged by Ali’s ability to win, Sang-Woo accused Ali of knowing the rules all along. After calming down, he suggested to Ali to find other pairs who did not have a winner in order for both of them to survive.
Sang-Woo asked Ali to give him his bag of marbles to keep safe and he trusted Sang-Woo. After Ali handed them over, he continued to search for pairs without winners.
While Ali was away, Sang-Woo took Ali’s marbles and replaced them with pebbles, and after Ali released what he had done, Ali was shot and eliminated from the game.
What is Squid Game about?
Squid Game is a harrowing survival drama where four hundred and fifty-six people are invited to play an ambiguous game.
With all of the characters having a history of financial struggles, the contestants are all competing for a ₩45.6 billion (US$38.5 million) prize.
The contestants must take part in a series of traditional children’s games, however, the loser of each game faces elimination and certain death.