Jiwon was born in Seoul, South Korea, and is the second son of a young mother and father that hated all children. The man was known for his connections to the seedy underbelly of South Korea, something that Jiwon’s grandparents didn’t know about. He received the same sort of treatment as his older brother, Yunseo, only he witnessed some of the dealings going on around him from the time he was born, though thankfully he didn’t understand it until he was much older. When he wasn’t around that, he was left in the care of his grandparents, who had been raising Yunseo for quite some time at that point.
Eventually after a long and emotional legal battle Yunseo and Jiwon were placed into the full custody of their grandparents, since it was obvious that things weren’t going to change otherwise. The threat that Jiwon’s father and his “friends” poised was too great and his grandparents fully believed in the threats that had been sent their way. This was why they fled to Australia because it was somewhere where they were least expected to turn up. they found some protection with the Victorian Ministry of Magic because of the old connections that the family had and because of Jiwon’s grandfather’s job within the Korean Ministry of Magic.
Jiwon was way too young to remember any of this and only found out the truth as he grew older. The boy always felt like something was being hidden from him, even growing annoyed when he didn’t understand what was happening. This becomes even more obvious once you realise how much he differs from his brother in one main aspect, he’s always felt as though his grandparents were stricter on him then Yunseo and Wendy. He’s also felt like he’s different from the rest of his family, like he’s the black sheep.
Jiwon was home schooled for the first part of his childhood, but started attending the Whitlam Bilby Wing when he was seven years old. This was the beginning of his troubles, he was bullied relentlessly because of how quiet he was and other people just seemed to find things that they didn’t like about him all of this on top of the fact that he was supposed to keep his family’s secret. Around this time his family started to notice that his hair had started to change colour, leading them to believe that like Yunseo, he’d inherited their mother’s metamorphmagus abilities. Jiwon has often struggled to control his changes because of this; it’s somewhat of an open secret with him. Especially since he’s not the best at memory charms.
Jiwon’s resentment hasn’t really lifted since his mother’s death and it might have actually grown. He’s still unhappy at school, but it’s taken a turn for the worst with his drinking and skipping classes. His assessments aren’t helping in any way and might actually be making things worse because of all the stress.