Spring 2020’s Korean manhua adaptation Tower of God follows naïve newcomer Bam as he attempts to climb the titular tower, facing ranked challenges and meeting new friends and foes along his journey. Some of these fresh faces just happen to be top tier waifu material (praise be to SIU), and we’re here today to highlight their strengths and weaknesses so you can choose who’s the best girl of them all. Let’s get started!
This arrogant and vain Princess of Jahad is one of the most powerful Regulars introduced in the first season, and boy does she know it. Endorsi clawed her way to princess status by murdering all of the other candidates in her childhood home, then breezed through the first few rounds of testing in the tower with her quick wit and teleportation abilities. She does warm up a bit to the other Regulars once Bam gets through to her, but she still won’t allow her pride to slip even when she’s backed into a corner. We also can’t get enough of her character design – those heels and that tiny little horn are just too cute!
Verdict: More of the bitchy heels girl, please!
Lizard girl Anaak is another Princess of Jahad, but one who can’t escape the burden of her past and thus keeps her emotions mostly hidden from view (except for her rivalry with Endorsi). She fights with the Green April, an expanding whip weapon that pairs well with her natural agility to absolutely decimate her foes in the Crown Game. That fight also showcases a charming detail about her outfit – she wears bike shorts underneath her hanbok because her tail lifts up the back of the skirt. Author SIU and the animators really thought her design through and it shows.
Verdict: We need a plushie of her, STAT.
Ha Yuri Jahad
Despite only appearing in the first and last few episodes of this season, Ha Yuri has gained a massive fan following for her royal demeanor and unrivaled power. Oh, and the fact that she’s a tall drink of water (almost 5’11”!) with two male assistants who tend to her every whim. She lends the Black March to Bam when he first enters the tower because she can tell that there’s something special about him, and she reappears at the end to save our heroes from a threat they can’t hope to defeat alone. We can’t wait to see more of her in the future!
Verdict: All hail our venerable Queen of Little Screentime.
Rachel is Bam’s childhood friend who left him alone to climb the tower by herself so she could “see the stars”. He initially goes through the tower’s tests just so he can find her again, but once he does, she actively avoids him and even pretends that she’s someone else. Her motivations are complex and interesting from a storytelling standpoint, and she’s certainly cute, but her ambivalence towards Bam makes her much more of a hate sink than a best girl.
It’s ultima’s got a unique design, a fascinating backstory, flashy fighting techniques, and an adorably deadpan attitude.
We’d also like to give a shoutout to Hwa Ryun, the mysterious redheaded lady with an eyepatch who seems to know more than she lets on, and Serena, the reformed thief who kept Shibisu in line and gave him her trusty dagger after she failed the last test. But what did you think of our list? Who do you think is the best girl in Tower of God? Let us know in the comments, and thanks so much for reading!