Artists all take inspiration from somewhere. The Korean webtoon, True Beauty, famously based her character for Han Seo Jun on VIINI (also known as Kwon Hyunbin).
Recently, a webtoon in Korea gained attention for its mention of BTS‘s V. Although they did not base any character’s likeness on V like with True Beauty, they referred to him in a way that probably resonates with most ARMYs. In chapter 5 of The Empress Lipstick, the “Empress” expresses her regrets about not being able to marry “V oppa“.
The “Empress” is really a teenage girl who somehow ended up in the Empress’ body. Lee Jae In is a young girl that dreams of becoming a makeup artist. After she picks up a lipstick, she gets sucked into a mirror and into the body of an aristocrat in another world. Jae In is originally a fan of BTS, which explains her desire to marry V!
We can totally relate to this character! Unfortunately, V doesn’t make any further appearances in the rest of the webtoon.