Squid Game: Fans Share Mind-bending Theories On How Masked Guards Are Recruited

Everyone seems to be talking about Squid Game, a Netflix drama that has turned into a great crowd-pleaser. Fans can't wait to watch every minute of this series, and excited superfans are already creating theories about the show, although only nine episodes have aired.

The show is already the leading series on Netflix, and it has won itself a massive legion of fans. Full of excitement and passion, the show has left many people curious about what will happen next.

In case you have not had a chance to get started on this popular drama, it centers on a group of broke people who are being recruited to take part in many juvenile games for an opportunity to win a large amount of money.

However, despite the seemingly innocent and straightforward premise, the game has many deadly turns. Those who lose these games are 'eliminated' by getting killed.

The Card Game Theory

Squid Game: Fans Share Mind-bending Theories On How Masked Guards Are Recruited

A lot of people are already hooked to the show, and they are now coming up with theories about many aspects of the show. These theories seek to explain everything from the deaths in the show to what player numbers mean.

Some folks have even gone to the trouble of scrutinizing the show to find hidden clues.

However, one of the biggest issues of contention seems to be the mysterious masked guards. People have tried to explain who they are and how they ended up in the games.

One of the theories that seem to be catching on claims that players and workers are picked based on the color of the tile they chose when playing with an anonymous salesman in the subway. Allegedly, those who chose blue ended up being players, while those who chose red became workers.

Nevertheless, as popular as this theory seems to be, it has been debunked by some fans. The card game theory does not stand as a guy in the first episode of the show, during the 38th minute, chose a red card and did not end up as a worker.

Reddit fans explained why the card color theory was not valid and then offered an alternative explanation.

The Alternative To The Card Game Theory

Squid Game: Fans Share Mind-bending Theories On How Masked Guards Are Recruited

Apparently, to some fans, those who took part in the game's first round and opted not to come back eventually took up roles as guards.

Most of the players voted against going ahead with the game, and they got a chance to get back to the outside world. In total, 201 players were left to continue with the game, but only 187 went ahead with the competition.

Based on this fan theory, those who were not among the 187 returned to the game as staff as a way to repay their debts. This was allegedly also intended to ensure that no people could divulge secrets about the mysterious island to outsiders.

Are Guards Former Winners?

Squid Game: Fans Share Mind-bending Theories On How Masked Guards Are Recruited

According to another theory, the guards are former winners. The fan who supports this theory points out that the guards are brutal, which is consistent with how ruthless winners have to be to win.

In further support of this theory, the fan argues that it is already known that the game master took part in the game before. That gives the theory that the guards consist of former winners some credence.

A fan on TikTok tried to explain that past winners were probably not that great with their winnings and had to come back to the game after wasting their prize money.

This fan explained that it was already clear that winners are monitored, based on the fact that they knew player 456 did not spend a dime of his prize money. Allegedly, such people were approached a second time, but not as players.

Instead, they were allowed to act as masked guards.

Some fans argue that they are possibly recruits from a prison or labor camp based on how disciplined the guards seem.

Squid Game: Fans Share Mind-bending Theories On How Masked Guards Are Recruited

There is quite a bit of mystery about the show when it's all said and done, especially concerning how the guards ended up being part of this twisted game. That said, the theories being peddled by fans are pretty convincing.

Hopefully, the creator of Squid Game can help offer answers to these pressing questions from the show's fans soon.