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They have also branched out into other areas such as musicals and acting, with Hongki in particular being a well-known idol actor. Additionally, the subunit FT Triple - comprising Jaejin, Minhwan and Jonghun - formed in 2008 and officially promoted in 2009 with "Love Letter". Seunghyun is also in a subunit called Two Song Place with labelmate and comedian Song Eunyi, and they made their debut in 2014 with "Age Height".

Despite their ups and downs throughout the years, they remain as one of the most popular idol bands in Korea. They are known for being one of the few bands in the idol scene, Hongki's acclaimed vocals, their impressive instrumental skills, their heartwrenching rock ballads and their increasingly genuine and likeable personalities. They are working their way into becoming real artists as they write more of their own songs and pursue their desired sound.

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They have also branched out into other areas such as musicals and acting, with Hongki in particular being a well-known an active idol actor. Additionally, the subunit FT Triple - comprising Jaejin, Minhwan and Jonghun - formed in 2008 and officially promoted in 2009 with "Love Letter". Seunghyun is also in a subunit called Two Song Place with labelmate and comedian Song Eunyi, and they made their debut in 2014 with "Age Height".

Height". Hongki also made his solo debut in both Korean and Japan in 2015.

Despite their ups and downs throughout the years, they remain as one of the most popular acclaimed idol bands in Korea. They are known for being one of the few bands in the idol scene, Hongki's acclaimed vocals, their impressive instrumental skills, their heartwrenching rock ballads and their increasingly genuine and likeable personalities. They are working their way into becoming on being acknowledged as real artists as they write more of their own songs and pursue their desired sound.



* ''[[NewSoundAlbum Cross and Change]]'' (2009)

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* ''[[NewSoundAlbum Cross ''Cross and Change]]'' Change'' (2009)



* ''[[MeaningfulName Thanks To]]'' (2013) (EP)

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* ''[[MeaningfulName Thanks To]]'' ''Thanks To'' (2013) (EP)



* ''Japan Best - All About'' (2014) (a non-promoted album which consists of Korean versions of selected Japanese songs, and was made a "present" for their fans)

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* ''Japan Best - All About'' (2014) (a [[note]]a non-promoted album which consists of Korean versions of selected Japanese songs, and was made a "present" for their fans)fans[[/note]]



* ''[[SelfTitledAlbum Five Treasure Island]]'' (2011) (first major album)
** ''Flower Rock'' (2010), ''Brand New Days'' (2010), ''So Today'' (2010), ''[[Manga/{{Toriko}} Satisfaction]]'' (2011)
* ''[[MeaningfulName 20 [twenty]]]'' (2012)
** ''Let it go!'' (2011), ''Distance'' (2011), ''[[Anime/{{Ozuma}} Neverland]]'' (2012)

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* ''[[SelfTitledAlbum Five ''Five Treasure Island]]'' Island'' (2011) (first major album)
** ''Flower Rock'' (2010), ''Brand New Days'' (2010), ''So Today'' (2010), ''[[Manga/{{Toriko}} Satisfaction]]'' ''Satisfaction'' (2011)
* ''[[MeaningfulName 20 [twenty]]]'' ''20 [twenty]'' (2012)
** ''Let it go!'' (2011), ''Distance'' (2011), ''[[Anime/{{Ozuma}} Neverland]]'' ''Neverland'' (2012)



* ''[[MeaningfulName New Page]]'' (2014)
** ''[[Manga/{{Toriko}} Theory of Happiness]]'' (2013), ''Beautiful'' (2014), ''Mitaiken Future'' (2014)

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* ''[[MeaningfulName New Page]]'' ''New Page'' (2014)
** ''[[Manga/{{Toriko}} Theory ''Theory of Happiness]]'' Happiness'' (2013), ''Beautiful'' (2014), ''Mitaiken Future'' (2014)




... [[UpToEleven And that's not counting solos, OSTs, special songs etc.]]

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** ''Puppy'' (2015)

Hongki's solo discography:
* ''FM302'' (2015) (Korea)
* ''AM302'' (2015) (Japan)

...
And that's not counting solos, OSTs, special songs etc.]]



* AffectionateNickname: Members are sometimes or used to be referred to by certain affectionate nicknames from other members or friends, and fans also use most of them. Also see FanNickname for nicknames coined by fans.

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* AffectionateNickname: Members are sometimes or used to be referred to by certain affectionate nicknames from other members or friends, and fans also use most of them. Also see FanNickname for nicknames coined by fans.members.



** Songsari and 16-Dimensions (see {{Cloudcuckoolander}}) for Seunghyun.

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** Songsari and 16-Dimensions (see {{Cloudcuckoolander}}) for Seunghyun.



** Jaejin singing-wise; he didn't sing in their songs at all until some brief verses in "The Cool vs The Pretty". 2009 onwards he became the subvocalist and sings the most after Hongki.
** Seunghyun and Music/CNBlue's Jonghyun were in an advertisement promoting FNC Academy predebut.

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** Jaejin singing-wise; he didn't sing in their songs at all until some brief verses in "The Cool vs The Pretty". Pretty" to occasionally back up the other vocalists. 2009 onwards he became the subvocalist and sings the most after Hongki.
** Seunghyun and Music/CNBlue's Jonghyun were in an advertisement promoting FNC Academy predebut.
Hongki.



** Jonghun was a very well-known ulzzang predebut.



** The rest of the group (when Wonbin was a member) once cameo'd as Jaejin's character's obnoxious camp friends (aka "[=FT4=]") in ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4Akb3lUl98 Unstoppable Marriage]]''.
** Hongki and Jonghun, as well as the rest of their Chocoball group, took part in [[Music/SuperJunior Heechul]] and Music/{{Trax}}'s Jungmo's MV for their subunit song "Close Ur Mouth".
** Hongki cameo'd in an episode of ''Series/MyGirlfriendIsANineTailedFox'' as [[Series/YouAreBeautiful Jeremy]].
** All members had a ''very'' brief cameo, speaking one line each, in the ''Toriko'' movie [[http://youtu.be/k9s8nqzIKB8?t=4m55s within the first 5 minutes]] when they were about to perform at a concert.
* CantHoldHisLiquor: Not so much that he can't handle it, but Hongki is prone to crying a lot when drunk.

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** The rest of the group (when Wonbin was a member) once cameo'd appear in one episode as Jaejin's character's obnoxious camp friends (aka "[=FT4=]") in ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4Akb3lUl98 Unstoppable Marriage]]''.
** Hongki and Jonghun, as well as the rest of their Chocoball group, took part make brief appearances in [[Music/SuperJunior Heechul]] Music/SuperJunior's Heechul and Music/{{Trax}}'s Jungmo's MV for their subunit song "Close Ur Mouth".
** Hongki cameo'd in an the last episode of ''Series/MyGirlfriendIsANineTailedFox'' as [[Series/YouAreBeautiful Jeremy]].
his ''Series/YouAreBeautiful'' character Jeremy.
** All members had have a ''very'' very brief cameo, speaking one line each, in the ''Toriko'' movie [[http://youtu.be/k9s8nqzIKB8?t=4m55s within the first 5 minutes]] when they were are about to perform at a concert.
* CantHoldHisLiquor: Not so much that he can't handle it, but Hongki is prone to crying a lot when drunk.
concert.



* ChickMagnet: All of them are quite popular with girls. But there's Jonghun in particular, whose good looks has gotten many admirers even from those not in the fandom.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Everyone's minds work rather strangely, but the biggest one is Seunghyun. His nickname is "16-Dimensions", meaning he operates on a completely different plane of existence. Watching his Good Morning Bob series is enough evidence - they range from him talking to inanimate objects to him enacting a love story between an Angry Bird and a teddy bear.
* ChivalrousPervert: They are a hit with the ladies, love the ladies and think very well of the ladies. They don't hide their perverted sides which range from Hongki always jokingly (probably) asking Primadonnas to wear bikinis to their concert to Seunghyun talking about having "sexual urges" more than once at Japanese concerts. However they're quite respectful to females too whether it be their female fanbase or fellow female workers. An example includes Jaejin denying Hongki's joke that Jaejin dumps a girl as soon as he's sick of her and exclaiming, "Women are not objects! Donít scold my woman!"

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* ChickMagnet: All of them are quite popular Invoked with girls. But there's Jonghun in particular, whose good looks has gotten many admirers even from those not in particular at debut where he was stereotyped as the fandom.ladies man in their first round of reality shows.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Everyone's minds work rather strangely, but the biggest one is Seunghyun. His nickname is "16-Dimensions", meaning he operates Seunghyun, nicknamed "16-Dimensions" for him operating on a completely different plane of existence. Watching existence, really appears as once in his Good Morning Bob webvideo series is enough evidence - they range from him talking to inanimate objects to him enacting a love story between an Angry Bird and a teddy bear.
* ChivalrousPervert: They are a hit with the ladies, love the ladies and think very well of the ladies. They don't hide their perverted sides which range from Hongki always jokingly (probably) asking Primadonnas to wear bikinis to their concert to Seunghyun talking about having "sexual urges" more than once at Japanese concerts. However they're quite respectful to females too whether it be their female fanbase or fellow female workers. An example includes Jaejin denying Hongki's joke that Jaejin dumps a girl as soon as he's sick of her and exclaiming, "Women are not objects! Donít scold my woman!"
bear.



* CrosscastRole: Purposely invoked as RuleOfFunny in parodies and variety show "acting" gigs when a girl is needed.

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* CrosscastRole: Purposely invoked as RuleOfFunny in their parodies and variety show "acting" gigs when a girl is needed.



* TheCutie: Minhwan, especially at debut when he was really young. His aegyo and adorable and innocent personality and looks won many nuna hearts. Mostly averted after maturing - he's not as naive and can't pull off aegyo anymore, but fans still see him as this due to him being the smallest and youngest member with a simple happy-go personality.



* DaddysGirl: A few variants stated by Hongki himself with a few of his pets (of course all the members dote on their pets ''very much''; see FriendToAllLivingThings):

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* DaddysGirl: A few variants stated by Hongki himself with a few of his pets (of course all the members dote on their pets ''very much''; see FriendToAllLivingThings):pets:



* DarkerAndEdgier: Their concepts are prone to taking a darker turn, such as promoting a ballad after having promoted a happier or poppier song (which often by default means a depressing or edgy MV following a more pleasant MV). In particular there's

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* DarkerAndEdgier: Their concepts are prone to taking a darker turn, such as promoting a ballad after having promoted a happier or poppier happier/poppier song (which often by default means a depressing or edgy MV following a more pleasant MV). In particular there'sthere's:



** FT Triple focuses on instrumentalists Jaejin, Jonghun and Minhwan. They first performed as this subunit in early concerts to give Hongki and Wonbin a rest from singing, and they official promoted in 2009 while Hongki and Seunghyun were busy with individual activities. It especially brought more attention to Jaejin as a vocalist since he only just started to get more lines at their time of debut and of course was typically overshadowed by Hongki.
** Jonghun surprisingly sings about 50% or more of "You and I" despite not even being an official subvocalist. He also has a solo song called "Somang" for the compilation album "Simboorum", composed by their CEO Hang Sungho.
** Part 2 of the "Heaven" MV solely focuses on Jaejin and his love interest - the first member to have one all to himself and a vast contrast to previous drama [=MVs=] which would have at least two members acting in them with Hongki usually the one with the most spotlight.
** Jonghun in the "Madly" MV... [[AvertedTrope or was supposed to]]. He was meant to be the main actor, yet the MV still ended up being 50% Hongki, with maybe 30% Jonghun and 20% everyone else - even more uneven scene distribution than usual.
** Jaejin, besides his StepUpToTheMicrophone moments, has his own OST for Hongki's drama "Bride of the Century".
** Minhwan launched his own 10-minute video series in March 2015 on their official channel called "Minari Fact TV" and he acts as a newsreporter going over the band's latest activities.

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** FT Triple focuses on instrumentalists Jaejin, Jonghun and Minhwan. They first performed as this subunit in early concerts to give Hongki and Wonbin a rest from singing, concerts, and they official promoted in 2009 while Hongki and Seunghyun were busy with individual activities. It especially brought more attention to Jaejin as a vocalist since he only just started to get more lines at their time of debut and of course was typically overshadowed by Hongki.
** Jonghun surprisingly sings about 50% or more of "You and I" despite not even being an official subvocalist. He also has a solo song called "Somang" for the compilation album "Simboorum", composed by their CEO Hang Sungho.
** Part 2 of the "Heaven" MV solely focuses on Jaejin and his love interest - the first member to have one all to himself and a vast contrast to previous drama [=MVs=] which would have at least two members acting in them with Hongki usually acting as the one with the most spotlight.
** Jonghun in the "Madly" MV... [[AvertedTrope or was supposed to]]. He was meant to be the main actor, yet the MV still ended up being 50% Hongki, with maybe 30% Jonghun and 20% everyone else - even more uneven scene distribution than usual.
"main" guy.
** Jaejin, besides his StepUpToTheMicrophone moments, has his own OST for Hongki's drama "Bride ''Bride of the Century".
Century''.
** Minhwan launched his own 10-minute video series in March 2015 on their official channel called "Minari Fact TV" and he acts - videos vary from him acting as a newsreporter going over the band's latest activities.activities to him cooking.



*** In particular, AOA's Choa can be seen as this for Hongki, due to both being power vocalists with similar voices. She sang a bit of Madly once and even has her own version of Hongki's ''Bride of the Century'' OST "Words I Couldn't Say". FNC emphasised this by having the two sing the song together in their 2014 FNC Kingdom duet stage as well as another song.

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*** In particular, AOA's Choa can be seen has been emphasised as this for Hongki, to Hongki by FNC, due to both being power vocalists with similar voices. She sang a bit of Madly once and even has her own version of Hongki's ''Bride of the Century'' OST "Words I Couldn't Say". Say", and FNC emphasised this by having had the two sing the song together in their 2014 FNC Kingdom duet stage as well as another song.



* DressRehearsalVideo: Naturally, as most music videos include footage of them playing their instruments and performing as a band in a stage-setting.
* ElegantClassicalMusician: In a rock ballad band full of attractive people? Everyone, duh (yes Hongki included when he does get to play guitar or drums). Only for their ballads and mellow stuff of course - it's the exact opposite (although still beautiful in their own way) when they go all out playing their harder stuff.
* EmbarrassingFirstName: Wonbin had his name changed predebut because everyone kept teasing him for sharing it with famous actor Wonbin. He's been using his original name since his debut though - his "new" name Seonghyun is used very sparingly.

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* DressRehearsalVideo: Naturally, as most music videos include footage of them playing their instruments and performing as a band in a stage-setting.
* ElegantClassicalMusician: In a rock ballad band full of attractive people? Everyone, duh (yes Hongki included when he does get to play guitar or drums). Only for their ballads and mellow stuff of course - it's the exact opposite (although still beautiful in their own way) when they go all out They were at least advertised as such at debut as flower boys who are good (and look good) at playing their harder stuff.
instruments and performing rock ballads. They are still promoted as such but their songs have become edgier ever since which makes some performances more energetic/wild than elegant.
* EmbarrassingFirstName: DiscussedTrope by Wonbin who had his name changed predebut because everyone kept teasing him for sharing it with famous actor Wonbin. He's been using his original name since his debut though - his "new" name Seonghyun is used very sparingly.Wonbin.



** Minhwan was a big fan of Nicole, formerly from Music/{{Kara}}. He has since moved on to expressing his fanboy love for Music/APink's Bomi.

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** Minhwan was a big fan of Nicole, formerly from Music/{{Kara}}. He has since moved on to expressing his fanboy love for Music/APink's Bomi. Bomi and for Music/RedVelvet along with other members.



** The members have an outspoken image, especially Hongki, but they are slightly rebellious at the most. In the FNC reality show ''Cheongdamdong 111'', however, they were made the attention-seeking troublemakers "villains" who always gave the CEO grief. Fans were not impressed.
** To a non-harmful extent, one of their reality shows at debut upped their personalities/images. Hongki was the funny rebellious cool guy, Jaejin was the [[SmartGuy nerdy guy,]] Wonbin was the [[BigGuy tough manly guy,]] Jonghun was the [[ChickMagnet sophisticated ladies man]] and Minhwan was the [[TheCutie sensitive cute guy.]]
** Jonghun's admitted to having a "straightforward and honest" personality but he rarely takes it far. In the second season of ''Romantic and Idol'' however he was made to be too invested in chasing after Jewelry's Yewon, all while blatantly ignoring G.NA, who had taken a liking to him, as well as Yewon's own fondness for Btob's Minhyuk. The season was obviously quite scripted with him made as a designated bad guy, but it didn't stop some people from criticizing him.

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** The members have an outspoken image, especially Hongki, but they are slightly a slight rebellious at the most. image in their music and stage demeanour. In the FNC reality show ''Cheongdamdong 111'', however, they were made the attention-seeking troublemakers "villains" who always gave the CEO grief. Fans were not impressed.
grief.
** To a non-harmful extent, one One of their reality shows at debut upped their personalities/images. Hongki was the funny rebellious cool guy, Jaejin was the [[SmartGuy nerdy guy,]] Wonbin was the [[BigGuy tough manly guy,]] Jonghun was the [[ChickMagnet sophisticated ladies man]] and Minhwan was the [[TheCutie sensitive cute guy.]]
** Jonghun's admitted to having a "straightforward and honest" personality but he rarely takes it far. In the second season of ''Romantic and Idol'' however he was made to be too invested in chasing after Jewelry's Yewon, all while blatantly ignoring G.NA, who had taken a liking to him, as well as Yewon's own fondness for Btob's Minhyuk. The season was obviously quite scripted with him made as a designated bad guy, but it didn't stop some people from criticizing him.
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* FriendToAllLivingThings: All the members are one, and fans joke about them having their own zoo. Each member has/had at least one pet of their own, typically a dog or cat, and always dote on them in their social media. In particular, Seunghyun's named his dog Kongal as one of the key words he's "focusing on", and worst offender Hongki (who owns at least one cat and ''several'' dogs) even took an album photoshoot with a few of his dogs. They've also been seen being affectionate with other animals, such as the dogs in the "Treasure" MV behind-the-scenes footage.

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* FriendToAllLivingThings: All the members are one, and fans joke about them having prone to showing off their own zoo.pets in social media or otherwise. Each member has/had at least one pet of their own, typically a dog or cat, and always dote on them in their social media. In particular, Seunghyun's named his dog Kongal as one of the key words he's "focusing on", and worst offender Hongki (who owns at least one cat and ''several'' dogs) even took an album photoshoot with a few of his dogs. They've also been seen being affectionate with other animals, such as the dogs in the "Treasure" MV behind-the-scenes footage.



** In the "Puppy" MV, Hongki hands Jaejin a box of puppy treats. As Hongki continues singing, Jaejin can be seen trying a treat and making a disgusted face afterward.



** [[http://ninabinhwan.tumblr.com/post/75358113823/learn-english-with-lee-jaejin Jaejin's (old) twitter]] was notorious for random nonsensical English tweets he wrote for fun, and fans had a ball trying to figure our what they meant half the time.
* GenkiGirl:
** Gender-inverted, Hongki and Seunghyun are the band's the energetic moodmakers and often the source of their hijinks.
** The members overall are this - their hyperactiveness even won them a "Fun and Fearless" award at one of the Golden Disc Awards.
* GratuitousEnglish:
** Not even Jaejin's SurprisinglyGoodEnglish is immune to this. See: "Hit the Sands"[[note]]"Neverland" English version[[/note]] and "Theory of Happiness" English version, where it's nearly impossible to catch what he's saying.

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** [[http://ninabinhwan.tumblr.com/post/75358113823/learn-english-with-lee-jaejin Jaejin's (old) twitter]] was notorious for random nonsensical English tweets he wrote for fun, and fans had a ball trying to figure our what they meant half fun.
* GainaxEnding: For most of
the time.
* GenkiGirl:
** Gender-inverted,
"Puppy" MV, Hongki looks for his missing dog and Seunghyun are asks the band's the energetic moodmakers and often the source of their hijinks.
** The
members overall are this around at their house. At the end, Hongki looks in one direction and asks, "Are you my puppy?" What does the camera pan to? Jaejin dressed in a dog suit for no reason lying on Hongki's bed while eating the dog treats. He barks, and the video ends there.
* GenkiGirl: Gender-inverted with the members
- their hyperactiveness even won them a "Fun and Fearless" award at one of the Golden Disc Awards.
* GratuitousEnglish:
** Not even Jaejin's SurprisinglyGoodEnglish is immune to this. See: "Hit
GratuitousEnglish: They only promote in the Sands"[[note]]"Neverland" English version[[/note]] Korean and "Theory of Happiness" English version, where it's nearly impossible Japanese market yet are prone to catch what he's saying.inserting unneeded Engrish in their music or otherwise:



** Seunghyun's another frequent abuser, as seen in the "Good Morning Bob" videos which includes him calling the kitchen a "chicken" and his quote in the FunWithForeignLanguages entry. Also try interpreting a ''thing'' of what he's saying in his talking segments of "It's U", both studio version and live - not even fans who've written transcripts and translations of the lyrics have a clue what he's saying.

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** Seunghyun's another frequent abuser, as seen in the "Good Morning Bob" videos which includes him calling the kitchen a "chicken" and his quote in the FunWithForeignLanguages entry. Also try interpreting a ''thing'' of what he's saying in his talking segments of "It's U", U" is a Korean song but has random English spoken parts courtesy of Seunghyun, which are ''impossible'' to understand both in the studio version and live - not even fans who've written transcripts and translations of the lyrics have a clue what he's saying.live.



** Hongki, who is estimated to be less than 170cm tall despite what his profile says. He was even initially rejected from FT Island due to his short height. His bitterness showed when he called out on their CEO in a talk show for this, complaining he only pays attention to the tall people in FNC. Fellow shortie labelmates present also backed him up.
** Minhwan, who is the shortest and also said to be less than 170cm tall. He's nervous when he works alongside tall girls (such as Music/{{AOA}}'s Hyejeong in their "I Wish" MV), and his ideal girl is short, "preferably 163cm or less".
* HiredForTheirLooks:
** The person who scouted Jonghun followed and persuaded him because of his good looks and ulzzang fame. He also joked that the reason he was chosen as the band's leader is because of his pretty face.
** It's been stated that Jaejin being very photogenic was what helped FNC's decision in putting him in the band.

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** Hongki, who is estimated to be less than 170cm tall despite what his profile says. He was even initially rejected from FT Island due to his short height. His bitterness showed says, joked about this when he called out on their his CEO in a talk show for this, complaining he only pays paying attention to the tall people in FNC. Fellow shortie labelmates present also backed him up.
FNC aka not him.
** Minhwan, who is the shortest and also said to be less than 170cm tall. He's nervous when he works tall, has state his nervousness with working alongside tall girls (such as Music/{{AOA}}'s Hyejeong in their "I Wish" MV), and once his ideal girl is was short, "preferably 163cm or less".
* HiredForTheirLooks:
**
HiredForTheirLooks: The person who scouted Jonghun followed and persuaded him because of his good looks and ulzzang fame. He also joked that the reason he was chosen as the band's leader is because of his pretty face.
** It's been stated that Jaejin being very photogenic was what helped FNC's decision in putting him in the band.
face.



* IgnoreTheFanservice: In the "Puppy" MV, an attractive girl in a tight/revealing uniform delivers pizza to the band's house and struts around them seductively. All the members ignore her because they're either more concerned about jamming, Hongki's missing puppy, or the pizza itself



* JackOfAllTrades: All the members can play instruments other than their own (all at least know piano and guitar), as seen when they once swapped roles as SF Heroes. They also write lyrics, compose songs, have at least minor acting experience and are fluent in Japanese. ''And'' at least 4/5 can sing well enough to be in musicals while the only unimpressive one (Jonghun) is able to hold his own in his comfort zone. In particular:
** Jonghun is one of the most if not the most prominent composer in the band, and is exceptionally skilled in both piano, which he started playing at age 6, and guitar, and decent enough in bass to play in SF Heroes. He is also known for pursuing several hobbies such as art - and several of his paint works were actually put on display for the FNC Kingdom exhbition in Japan, [[http://topstarnews.net/hd_photo_view.php?number=87541&idx=0 several which aren't too shabby]].
** Similar to Jonghun, Seunghyun also started playing piano first from a young age, yet it doesn't mean his skills in guitar pale in comparison at all. He is also a notable singer in the group, especially evident in his involvement in musicals.

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* JackOfAllTrades: All the members can play instruments other than their own (all at least know piano and guitar), own, as seen when they once swapped roles as SF Heroes. They also write lyrics, compose songs, have at least minor acting experience and are fluent in Japanese. ''And'' at least 4/5 can sing well enough to be in musicals while the only unimpressive one (Jonghun) is able to hold his own in his comfort zone. In particular:
** Jonghun is one of the most if not the most prominent composer in the band, and is exceptionally skilled in both piano, which he started playing at age 6, piano and guitar, and decent enough in bass to play in SF Heroes. He is also known for pursuing several hobbies such as art - and several of his paint works were actually put on display for the FNC Kingdom exhbition in Japan, [[http://topstarnews.net/hd_photo_view.php?number=87541&idx=0 several which aren't too shabby]].
** Similar to Jonghun, Seunghyun also started playing piano first from a young age, yet it doesn't mean his skills in guitar pale in comparison at all. He is also a notable singer in the group, especially evident in his involvement in musicals.



** Hongki is an unofficial one (though many think he's the actual one due to his role as the main vocalist). He's the "Headstrong" and "Charismatic" type, as he's the most hot-blooded and vocal member whose hard work has helped the group get some exposure and his friendly and persuasive personality helps keep the group together.

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** Hongki is an unofficial one (though many think he's the actual one due to his role as the main vocalist).one. He's the "Headstrong" and "Charismatic" type, as he's the most hot-blooded and vocal member whose hard work has helped the group get some exposure and his friendly and persuasive personality helps keep the group together.



* LittleBigBrother: Hongki is the oldest yet the 2nd shortest. He often complains about [[BigLittleBrother Seunghyun's]] height.



*** ''New Page'' - to indicate a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin new page]] in their life and music.

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*** ''New Page'' - to indicate a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin new page]] page in their life and music.



** Also Wonbin, who too participated in ''The Three Musketeers'' (not at the same time as Seunghyun though).

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** Also Wonbin, who Wonbin too participated in ''The Three Musketeers'' (not at the same time as Seunghyun though).Musketeers''.



* NotAMorningPerson: Minhwan, Jaejin and Seunghyun can be woken up pretty easily. Jonghun takes a bit more effort. To get Hongki up, it takes three members playing the xylophone, clapping and yelling. This one time, Hongki was too stubborn to move let alone get out of bed that Minhwan concluded he was dead and mourned for him.
* OfficialCouple: Temporary and not serious of course, but Hongki with Japanese actress in Fuji Mina for ''Global We Got Married''. They have remained friends since they finished the show.

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* NotAMorningPerson: Reality shows show that Minhwan, Jaejin and Seunghyun can be woken up pretty easily. Jonghun takes a bit more effort. To get Hongki up, it takes three members playing the xylophone, clapping and yelling. This one time, Hongki was too stubborn to move let alone get out of bed that Minhwan concluded he was dead and mourned for him.
* OfficialCouple: Temporary and not serious of course, but invoked for Hongki with Japanese actress in Fuji Mina for ''Global We Got Married''. They have remained friends since Married'' where they finished the show.experienced spending time together as a "married couple".



** Also used in the "After Love" MV after they stand together looking on mournfully about their break-ups.
* PutOnTheBus: Hongki took a break from activities at the end of 2013 after his accident and subsequent injuries. This included his absence from their FNC reality show and having Jaejin take his spot in the "Fashion Killa" reality show.

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** Also used Used in the "After Love" MV after they stand together looking on mournfully about their break-ups.
* PutOnTheBus: Hongki took a break from activities at the end of 2013 after his accident and subsequent injuries. This included his absence from their FNC reality show and having Jaejin take his spot in the "Fashion Killa" reality show.
break-ups.



* ShesGotLegs: Gender-inverted with Seunghyun and his long skinny legs. Fangirls are usually envious whenever he crossdresses and shows off his legs.
* {{Shiptease}}: Not as much as the first few years but they still show signs of this.
** Hongki/Jonghun, Hongki/Jaejin give the most moments in the group by purposely being overly intimate with each other and making vague statements about them belonging to each other. Jaejin/Seunghyun and Seunghyun/Minhwan are also not shy about skinship and whatnot. This is all despite them constantly talking about their love lives (with females) and stating they consider each other brothers.
** Seunghyun and labelmate Song Eunyi for subunit Two Song Place had some mild skinship in their "Age-Height" MV (including him holding her) and performances (including him holding her shoulders). Mostly PlayedForLaughs (and also the point of the song, which questions males' skewered and specific preferences for height, age and looks in women).
** Jaejin and Music/{{Juniel}} got a bit of this when they did a wedding shoot together on ''Fashion Killer'' and near-kissing was involved. They also sang "[[Disney/{{Aladdin}} A Whole New World]]" together at an FNC Kingdom concert as the "new" Romantic J, a subunit originally comprising Juniel and CNB's Jonghyun which had a rather romantic concept (judging by the promoted love song and love-story MV).

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* ShesGotLegs: Gender-inverted with Seunghyun and his long skinny legs. Fangirls legs, which are usually envious whenever he crossdresses and showed off in his cross-dressing stints on shows off his legs.
to make him more attractive.
* {{Shiptease}}: Not as much as the first few years but they still show signs of this.
{{Shiptease}}:
** Hongki/Jonghun, Hongki/Jaejin give the most moments in the group by purposely being overly intimate with each other and making vague statements about them belonging to each other. Jaejin/Seunghyun and Seunghyun/Minhwan are also not shy about skinship and whatnot. This is all despite them constantly talking about their love lives (with females) and stating they consider each other brothers.
**
Invoked for Seunghyun and labelmate Song Eunyi for subunit Two Song Place had who showed some mild skinship in their "Age-Height" MV (including him holding her) and performances (including him holding her shoulders). Mostly PlayedForLaughs (and also the point of the song, which questions males' skewered and specific preferences for height, age and looks in women).
** Invoked for Jaejin and Music/{{Juniel}} got a bit of this when they did a wedding shoot together on ''Fashion Killer'' Killer''(near-kissing was involved) and near-kissing was involved. They also sang "[[Disney/{{Aladdin}} A ''[[Disney/{{Aladdin}}''s "A Whole New World]]" World" together at an FNC Kingdom concert as the "new" Romantic J, a subunit originally comprising Juniel and CNB's Jonghyun which had a rather romantic concept (judging by the promoted love song and love-story MV).



** In the bonus track on ''So Long Au Revoir'' which was a special commentary, at the end when saying their goodbyes Hongki randomly shouts "[[Manga/{{Naruto}} Kagebushin no Jutsu!]]"

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** In the bonus track on ''So Long Au Revoir'' which was a special commentary, at the end when saying their goodbyes Hongki randomly shouts "[[Manga/{{Naruto}} Kagebushin shouts ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'''s famous line "Kagebushin no Jutsu!]]"Jutsu!"



*** Troublemaker's "Now", with Seunghyun and Eunyi sitting at their car and the former holding the latter much like [[Music/{{B2ST}} Hyunseung]] and Music/{{Hyuna}}. There is also him parodying Hyungseung dressed as SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker.

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*** Troublemaker's "Now", with Seunghyun and Eunyi sitting at their car and the former holding the latter much like [[Music/{{B2ST}} Hyunseung]] ''{{B2ST}}''s Hyunseung and Music/{{Hyuna}}. There is also him parodying Hyungseung dressed as SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker.



* SiblingRivalry: They have a friendly rivalry with their labelmate Music/CNBlue. Hongki has stated that their company uses FT Island as guinea pigs for CN Blue, but most fans agree that both bands are equally talented and shouldn't be compared.

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** The band nicknamed Hongki's screaming in "Pray" as the "Anime/DragonBall scream".
* SiblingRivalry: They have a friendly rivalry with their labelmate Music/CNBlue. Hongki has stated that their company uses FT Island as guinea pigs for CN Blue, but most fans agree that both bands are equally talented otherwise respect each other and shouldn't be compared.get along.



* SimilarSquad: With labelmate Music/CNBlue. Both are idol-rock bands and inspiring-songwriters from FNC, and member counterparts follow as vocalists and FaceOfTheBand Hongki/Yonghwa, guitarists Jonghun/Jonghyun/sometimes Seunghyun, drummers Minhwan/Minhyuk and bassists Jaejin/Jungshin. Amusingly, fans have even pointed out the similarity in some of their names. FNC has toyed with this a few times, and each pair seem to be particularly good friends too, especially 2GtJH and the bassists.

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* SimilarSquad: With labelmate Music/CNBlue. Both are idol-rock bands and inspiring-songwriters from FNC, and member counterparts follow as vocalists and FaceOfTheBand Hongki/Yonghwa, guitarists Jonghun/Jonghyun/sometimes Seunghyun, drummers Minhwan/Minhyuk and bassists Jaejin/Jungshin. Amusingly, fans have even pointed out the similarity in some of their names. Jaejin/Jungshin. FNC has toyed toys with this a few times, and times such as taking photos of each pair seem to be particularly good friends too, especially 2GtJH and the bassists.together.



* TheSmartGuy: Jaejin. He was an honour student and he briefly had a HollywoodNerd image at debut. He also is the best in Japanese and English in the group, and often the one who explains their albums or songs.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Just two.
** Hongki, Honggi?
** Jonghun, Jonghoon? Just whatever you do, do ''not'' call him Jonghyun.

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* TheSmartGuy: Jaejin. He was an honour student and he briefly had a Invoked with Jaejin at debut with his HollywoodNerd image at debut. He also is the best in Japanese and English in the group, and image, often made to dress up bookworm clothing (eg. glasses, sweaters on shirts) and treated as the one who explains their albums or songs.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Just two.
** Hongki, Honggi?
** Jonghun, Jonghoon? Just whatever you do, do ''not'' call him Jonghyun.
smarter member in reality shows.



* SurprisinglyGoodForeignLanguage:
** All members can comfortable communicate in Japanese with not just fans but even Japanese friends too. Justified as they spent a lot of time in Japan in their indie days and already didn't need a translator when they made their major debut there.
** Before leaving, Wonbin was the one considered by members the best at Japanese. His goodbye letter, while likely written by someone else, was otherwise said quite fluently.

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* SurprisinglyGoodForeignLanguage:
**
SurprisinglyGoodForeignLanguage: All members can comfortable communicate in Japanese with not just fans but even Japanese friends too. Justified as they spent a lot of time in Japan in their indie days and already didn't need a translator when they made their major debut there.
** Before leaving, Wonbin was the one considered by members the best at Japanese. His goodbye letter, while likely written by someone else, was otherwise said quite fluently.
there.



* TeamMom[=/=]: Also flip-flops between Hongki and Jonghun. TeamDad tendencies aside, they also take good care of the other members and fuss over their wellbeing.

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* TeamMom[=/=]: TeamMom: Also flip-flops between Hongki and Jonghun. TeamDad tendencies aside, they also take good care of the other members and fuss over their wellbeing.



* TrueCompanions: The whole group is quite close due to nearly growing up together during their young trainee years, and consider and refer to each other as brothers in a genuine yet non-forced chummy manner. Thanks to this, they are determined to stick by one another in the good and hard times.



* TheUnfavourite: Fan exaggerations and business perspective aside, members have likened FNC's poor treatment of them to their parent overlooking them in favour of their siblings. The CEO's treatment isn't always terrible but he's prone to not putting in enough attention in their promotions nor consideration for their creative music control compared to their labelmates despite the band being their oldest and one of their most influential groups.

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* TheUnfavourite: Fan exaggerations and business perspective aside, members have likened FNC's poor treatment of them to their parent overlooking them in favour of their siblings. The Members sometimes compare the CEO's treatment isn't always terrible but he's prone to not putting in enough attention in of them as this, saying he favours their promotions nor consideration for their creative music control compared to their other "sibling" labelmates despite the band being more. Invoked in their oldest and one FNC reality show where the CEO considered the group more of their most influential groups.his troublemaking children than anything else.



** Jaejin and Hongki always take jabs at each other but are very good friends and a popular ship.
** Seunghyun and Hongki truly value each other but otherwise clash a lot. In a ''Weekly Idol'' episode the [=MCs=] even jokingly held a counselling-like session for the two of them. Seunghyun also once said he wants to make his own company and have Hongki work for him, while Hongki's response to what he'd do if he could be Seunghyun for a day was, "I don't want to be him." Meanwhile they've had some touching moments, such as Hongki wiping Seunghyun's tears at a Japan concert and him once mentioning how they had a deep talk despite his busy schedule after he noticed something was bothering Seunghyun.
** Minhwan and Wonbin's friendship flip-flopped between vitriolitic and affectionate. Wonbin would often bully (PlayedForLaughs) Minhwan especially if aegyo was involved - nevertheless they showed a strong brother-like relationship, such as Wonin comforting a crying Minhwan.
* VocalTagTeam:
** Hongki/Jaejin/Seunghyun, especially the first two - more apparent in their Japanese singles though. While Hongki is the main vocalist, the subvocalists' lines are often quite generous and on par with Hongki's.
** Rap Tag Team variant: Jaejin and Seunghyun in "I Hope", "Hello Hello" and "Like The Birds" where their raps are quite even and often even rap together.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Jaejin deleted his (old) twitter without warning. Despite the common fan speculation for why he did it[[note]]beforehand he tweeted a made-up phone number jokingly asking everyone to call it - [[GoneHorriblyRight the number turned out to be real and said number got numerous calls,]] and Jaejin felt pretty bad about it[[/note]], he has still not provided a reason and doesn't seem to intend to.

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** Jaejin and Hongki always take jabs at each other but are very good friends and a popular ship.
in interviews, all the while being chummy.
** Seunghyun and Hongki truly value each other but otherwise clash a lot. In a Invoked in one ''Weekly Idol'' episode where the [=MCs=] even jokingly held a counselling-like session for the two of them. otherwise friendly Hongki and Seunghyun also to sort out their problems. They hint at this in interviews too; Seunghyun once said he wants to make his own company and have Hongki work for him, while Hongki's response to what he'd do if he could be Seunghyun for a day was, "I don't want to be him." Meanwhile they've had some touching moments, such as Hongki wiping Seunghyun's tears at a Japan concert and him once mentioning how they had a deep talk despite his busy schedule after he noticed something was bothering Seunghyun.
"
** Minhwan and Wonbin's friendship flip-flopped between vitriolitic and affectionate. affectionate on earlier reality shows. Wonbin would often bully (PlayedForLaughs) Minhwan especially if aegyo was involved - nevertheless they showed a strong brother-like relationship, such as Wonin Wonbin comforting a crying Minhwan.
* VocalTagTeam:
**
VocalTagTeam: Hongki/Jaejin/Seunghyun, especially the first two - more apparent in their Japanese singles though. While Hongki is the main vocalist, the subvocalists' lines are often quite generous and on par with Hongki's.
** Rap Tag Team variant: Jaejin and Seunghyun in "I Hope", "Hello Hello" and "Like The Birds" where their raps are quite even and often even rap together.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Jaejin deleted his (old) twitter without warning. Despite the common fan speculation for why he did it[[note]]beforehand he tweeted a made-up phone number jokingly asking everyone to call it - [[GoneHorriblyRight the number turned out to be real and said number got numerous calls,]] and Jaejin felt pretty bad about it[[/note]], he has still not provided a reason and doesn't seem to intend to.
Hongki's.
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A [[KoreanPopMusic South Korean idol rock band]], FT Island, short for Five Treasure Island, was the first group to debut under FNC Music (which changed its name to FNC Entertainment in 2012) in 2007. The original lineup comprised Jonghun, Hongki, Jaejin, Wonbin and Minhwan; however Wonbin left at the beginning of 2009 for "musical differences", to the sadness of many fans. This lead to a difficult start for the new addition Seunghyun, however fans have since then welcomed him as another beloved member.

They were an instant hit at debut, winning a lot of awards for their song "Lovesick" which made them the power rookies of 2007. They were greatly liked for their flower boy looks, dorky characters and, most importantly, playing instruments as opposed to most other idol dance-orientated groups at the time. They also made their indie debut in Japan in 2008 before making their major debut in 2010. There, too, they have also found good success, with their singles charting high constantly and getting sold out Japanese concerts and tours.

They have also branched out into other areas such as musicals and acting, with Hongki in particular being a well-known idol actor. Additionally, the subunit FT Triple - comprising Jaejin, Minhwan and Jonghun - formed in 2008 and officially promoted in 2009. Seunghyun is also in a subunit called Two Song Place with labelmate and comedian Song Eunyi, and they made their debut in 2014.

Despite their ups and downs throughout the years, they still remain as one of the most popular idol bands in Korea. They are known for being one of the few bands in the idol scene, Hongki's acclaimed vocals, their heartwrenching rock ballads and their increasingly genuine and likeable personalities. They are currently working their way into becoming real artists as they write more of their own songs and pursue their desired sound.

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Minhwan, Jonghun, Hongki, Jaejin, Jonghun.]]
Jaejin.]]

A [[KoreanPopMusic South Korean idol rock band]], FT Island, short for Five Treasure Island, was the first group to debut under FNC Music (which changed its name to FNC Entertainment in 2012) (FNC Music at the time) in 2007. The original lineup comprised Jonghun, Hongki, Jaejin, Wonbin and Minhwan; however Seunghyun was added in after Wonbin left at the beginning of 2009 for "musical differences", to the sadness of many fans. This lead to a difficult start for the new addition Seunghyun, however fans have since then welcomed him as another beloved member.

differences".

They were an instant hit at debut, became the Power Rookies of 2007, winning a lot of awards for their song "Lovesick" which made them the power rookies of 2007. They were greatly liked for including their flower boy looks, dorky characters and, most importantly, playing instruments as opposed to most other idol dance-orientated groups at the time.first music show win after a mere 53 days. They also made their indie debut in Japan in 2008 before making their major debut in 2010. There, too, they have also found good success, with their singles charting high constantly and getting sold out Japanese concerts and tours.

They have also branched out into other areas such as musicals and acting, with Hongki in particular being a well-known idol actor. Additionally, the subunit FT Triple - comprising Jaejin, Minhwan and Jonghun - formed in 2008 and officially promoted in 2009. 2009 with "Love Letter". Seunghyun is also in a subunit called Two Song Place with labelmate and comedian Song Eunyi, and they made their debut in 2014.

2014 with "Age Height".

Despite their ups and downs throughout the years, they still remain as one of the most popular idol bands in Korea. They are known for being one of the few bands in the idol scene, Hongki's acclaimed vocals, their impressive instrumental skills, their heartwrenching rock ballads and their increasingly genuine and likeable personalities. They are currently working their way into becoming real artists as they write more of their own songs and pursue their desired sound.



Current members:



* Song Seunghyun: main rapper, subvocalist and rhythmic guitarist. The second maknae.[[note]]As the last member to join, he is technically entitled the official "maknae" status, but the youngest member Minhwan still officially holds the title so as to avoid confusion.[[/note]] He replaced former member Oh Wonbin in early 2009. Also the rapper-half of FNC subunit Two Song Place.
* Choi Minhwan: drummer and maknae. Also the drummer in FT Triple.

Former member:
* Oh Wonbin: former main rapper, subvocalist and rhythmic guitarist, and also played harmonica. He left FT Island at the start of 2009 for "musical differences". Later became a soloist under FNC and briefly promoted in Korea and Japan before eventually leaving to join another company to focus on acting.[[/folder]]

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* Song Seunghyun: main rapper, subvocalist and rhythmic guitarist. The second maknae.[[note]]As the last member to join, he is technically entitled the official "maknae" status, but the youngest member Minhwan still officially holds the title so as to avoid confusion.[[/note]] He replaced former member Oh Wonbin in early 2009. Also the rapper-half of FNC subunit Two Song Place.
* Choi Minhwan: drummer and maknae. maknae[[note]]youngest member[[/note]]. Also the drummer in FT Triple.

Triple.[[/folder]]

[[folder:
Former member:
member]]
* Oh Wonbin: former main rapper, subvocalist and rhythmic guitarist, and also played the harmonica. He left FT Island at the start of 2009 for "musical differences". Later became a soloist under FNC and briefly promoted in Korea and Japan before eventually leaving to join another company to focus on acting.[[/folder]]



** ''Colorful Sensibility Part 2'' (2008)
* ''Jump up'' (2009)[[note]]their first release with Seunghyun[[/note]]

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** ''Colorful Sensibility Part 2'' EP (2008)
* ''Jump up'' (2009)[[note]]their up''[[note]]their first release with Seunghyun[[/note]]Seunghyun[[/note]] (2009) (EP)



* ''Beautiful Journey'' (2010)
* ''Return'' (2011)
* ''Memory in FTISLAND'' (2011) (cover album)
* ''Grown Up'' (2012)

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* ''Beautiful Journey'' (2010)
(2010) (EP)
* ''Return'' (2011)
(2011) (EP)
* ''Memory in FTISLAND'' (2011) (cover album)
album) (EP)
* ''Grown Up'' (2012)(2012) (EP)



* ''[[MeaningfulName Thanks To]]'' (2013)
* ''The Mood'' (2013)
* ''Japan Best - All About'' (2014) (a non-promoted album which consists of Korean versions of some of their Japanese songs, and was made a "present" for their fans)

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* ''[[MeaningfulName Thanks To]]'' (2013)
(2013) (EP)
* ''The Mood'' (2013)
(2013) (EP)
* ''Japan Best - All About'' (2014) (a non-promoted album which consists of Korean versions of some of their selected Japanese songs, and was made a "present" for their fans)
* ''I WILL'' (2015)



* (newer, unsorted singles) ''To The Light'' (2014)

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* (newer, unsorted singles) ''5.....GO'' (2015)
**
''To The Light'' (2014)



** In their alternate ego group SF Heroes [[RetCon (the dance group anyways)]] there's the usual Hongki, Minhwan, Jonghun and Seunghyun... and then there's their sole Chinese member Zaizhen[[note]]ie. Jaejin[[/note]].

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** In their alternate ego group SF Heroes [[RetCon (the dance group anyways)]] there's the usual Hongki, Minhwan, Jonghun and Seunghyun... and then there's their sole Chinese member Zaizhen[[note]]ie. Jaejin[[/note]].Zaizhen (aka Jaejin's alias).



* AlbumIntroTrack: ''I WILL'' has a short unnamed opening track which is predominantly piano.



* AnimeThemeSong: "Satisfaction" for ''Manga/{{Toriko}}'', "Neverland" for ''Anime/{{Ozuma}}'', and "Theory of Happiness" for the ''Toriko'' movie.

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* AnimeThemeSong: "Satisfaction" for ''Manga/{{Toriko}}'', the ''Manga/{{Toriko}}'' ED, "Neverland" for ''Anime/{{Ozuma}}'', the ''Anime/{{Ozuma}}'' OP, and "Theory of Happiness" for the ''Toriko'' movie.movie ED.



** Jaejin singing-wise; he didn't sing in their songs at all until some brief verses in The Cool vs The Pretty. 2009 onwards he became the subvocalist and sings the most after Hongki.

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** Jaejin singing-wise; he didn't sing in their songs at all until some brief verses in The "The Cool vs The Pretty.Pretty". 2009 onwards he became the subvocalist and sings the most after Hongki.



** Hongki was a mildly known child actor.
* AudienceParticipationSong:

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** Hongki was a mildly known child actor.
actor prior to FTI.
* AudienceParticipationSong: Many of their songs become this at one point with the group often incorporating talks and other small activities during songs and encouraging fans to sing along at certain points. In particular there's:



* BigLittleBrother: Seunghyun, the second youngest (and not by much) yet also the tallest at over 180cm[[note]]his official profile says 180cm but it's confirmed that he's grown taller since.[[/note]]
* BreakupSong: A good deal of their ballads mourn about heartbreak, from hit song "Lovesick" to the later title song "Madly".

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* BigLittleBrother: Seunghyun, Seunghyun's the second youngest (and not by much) yet also the tallest at over 180cm[[note]]his official profile says 180cm but it's Hongki's confirmed that he's grown taller since.since then.[[/note]]
* BreakupSong: A good deal of their ballads mourn about heartbreak, from hit debut song "Lovesick" to the later title song "Madly".



** All members had a ''very'' brief cameo, speaking one line each, in the ''Toriko'' movie, [[http://youtu.be/k9s8nqzIKB8?t=4m55s at about the 5 minute mark]] when they were about to perform at a concert.

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** All members had a ''very'' brief cameo, speaking one line each, in the ''Toriko'' movie, movie [[http://youtu.be/k9s8nqzIKB8?t=4m55s at about within the first 5 minute mark]] minutes]] when they were about to perform at a concert.



* TheCastShowOff: "I'm Happy" features a good deal of Wonbin playing the harmonica, which he otherwise never got to play even though he used it in his audition for FNC.
* ChickMagnet: All of them. But Jonghun in particular, whose good looks has gotten many admirers even from those not in the fandom.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Everyone, but the biggest one is Seunghyun. His nickname is "16-Dimensions", meaning he operates on a completely different plane of existence. Watching his Good Morning Bob series is enough evidence - they range from him talking to inanimate objects to him enacting a love story between an Angry Bird and a teddy bear.

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* TheCastShowOff: "I'm Happy" features a good deal of Wonbin playing the harmonica, which he otherwise never got to play in his time with FTI even though he used it in his audition for FNC.
* ChickMagnet: All of them. them are quite popular with girls. But there's Jonghun in particular, whose good looks has gotten many admirers even from those not in the fandom.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Everyone, Everyone's minds work rather strangely, but the biggest one is Seunghyun. His nickname is "16-Dimensions", meaning he operates on a completely different plane of existence. Watching his Good Morning Bob series is enough evidence - they range from him talking to inanimate objects to him enacting a love story between an Angry Bird and a teddy bear.



** In their first concert in Thailand, Hongki rapped with a girl for his solo. Halfway through the performance footage on the DVD it's shown that the girl [[TheReveal turned out]] to be Jonghun lipsyncing and in drag.
** Hongki along with others from the ''Series/YouAreBeautiful'' cast did a parody of Music/GirlsGeneration's "Genie" which meant crossdressing the guys. Hongki was very likely acting as Jessica.
** Jaejin and Seunghyun are the ones subject to this the most, such as their Hangul Live episodes where either of them ''will'' be the girl if there has to be one.
*** Lampshaded by Jaejin in their ''Series/BoysBeforeFlowers'' parody where he walks into F4's room and [[BreakingTheFourthWall wonders which guy he is]]... then he realizes he's in a girls uniform and cries (in English), "Geum Jandi? Tell me why!"

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** In their first concert in Thailand, Hongki rapped with a girl singer for his solo. Halfway through the performance footage on the DVD it's shown that the girl [[TheReveal turned out]] to be Jonghun lipsyncing and in drag.
** Hongki along with others from the ''Series/YouAreBeautiful'' cast did a parody of Music/GirlsGeneration's "Genie" which meant crossdressing the guys. Hongki was very likely acting as parodying Jessica.
** Jaejin and Seunghyun are the ones subject to this the most, such as their Hangul Live episodes where either of them ''will'' be the girl if there has to be one.
***
one. Lampshaded by Jaejin in their ''Series/BoysBeforeFlowers'' parody where he walks into F4's room and [[BreakingTheFourthWall wonders which guy he is]]... then he realizes he's in a girls uniform and cries (in English), "Geum Jandi? Tell me why!"



* DarkerAndEdgier:
** Concept and song-wise there's "Love Love Love" after the more cheerful "I Hope", "Severely" after the happy-go "Like The Birds" and "Memory" after the very poppy and light "I Wish".
** MV-wise there's the relatively dark (and confusing) MV for "Hello Hello" which followed the happier "I Hope" and melancholy "Love Love Love" [=MVs=]. Hongki's [[DeadAllAlong implied to be a ghost and dead since the very start]], and he tries to save his fellow members who are stuck in a burning building, which is surrounded by news reporters and the fire brigade.
** The PV for Japanese album promotion track [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EG5fV-rEkNU Free]], when first released, was their "edgiest" MV at the time. There's dark make-up, smoking, drinking, and [[spoiler:Hongki throwing a punch at... himself.]] All typical characteristics of a rebellious gang, an aspect never really shown with the band up until then. The song itself also carries much more edge than just about all their previous songs due to the heavy and wild instrumentation.

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* DarkerAndEdgier:
** Concept and song-wise there's "Love Love Love"
DarkerAndEdgier: Their concepts are prone to taking a darker turn, such as promoting a ballad after the having promoted a happier or poppier song (which often by default means a depressing or edgy MV following a more cheerful "I Hope", "Severely" after the happy-go "Like pleasant MV). In particular there's
**
The Birds" and "Memory" after the very poppy and light "I Wish".
** MV-wise there's the
relatively dark (and confusing) MV for "Hello Hello" which followed the happier "I Hope" and melancholy "Love Love Love" [=MVs=]. Hongki's [[DeadAllAlong implied [[spoiler:implied to be a ghost and dead from since the very start]], and he tries to save his fellow members who are stuck in a burning building, which is surrounded by news reporters and the fire brigade.
** The PV for Japanese album promotion track [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EG5fV-rEkNU Free]], when first released, which was considered their "edgiest" MV at the time. There's dark make-up, smoking, drinking, and [[spoiler:Hongki throwing a punch at... himself.]] All typical characteristics of a rebellious gang, an aspect never really shown with the band up until then. The song itself also carries much more edge than just about all their previous songs due to the heavy and wild instrumentation.instrumentation.
** The "Pray" song and MV. The song has harsher vocals than usual as well as very intense and ark instrumentation. The MV is near devoid of colour and has the members performing and trapped in boxes and cages while men with creepy face paint watch and mock them. The members look evidently frustrated and their screaming and powerful music eventually [[spoiler:breaks their barrier and sends the face-paint men flying]].



** FT Triple focuses on instrumentalists Jaejin, Jonghun and Minhwan. They first performed as this subunit in early concerts to give Hongki and Wonbin a rest from singing, and they official promoted in 2009 while Hongki and Seunghyun were busy with individual activities. It especially brought more attention to Jaejin as a vocalist since he only just started to get more lines at their time of debut and of course typically overshadowed by Hongki.
** Jonghun surprisingly sings a lot in "You and I" despite not even being an official subvocalist, as well as Jaejin (though less surprising since he was becoming an AscendedExtra back then) - Hongki doesn't sing in it at all until within the last minute where he mostly does adlibs only.
** Part 2 of the "Heaven" MV solely focuses on Jaejin and his love interest - the first member to have one all to himself and a vast contrast to previous Hongki-eccentric drama [=MVs=] (while the previous drama [=MVs=] had at least two members acting in them Hongki was usually the one with the most spotlight).

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** FT Triple focuses on instrumentalists Jaejin, Jonghun and Minhwan. They first performed as this subunit in early concerts to give Hongki and Wonbin a rest from singing, and they official promoted in 2009 while Hongki and Seunghyun were busy with individual activities. It especially brought more attention to Jaejin as a vocalist since he only just started to get more lines at their time of debut and of course was typically overshadowed by Hongki.
** Jonghun surprisingly sings a lot in about 50% or more of "You and I" despite not even being an official subvocalist, as well as Jaejin (though less surprising since he was becoming an AscendedExtra back then) - Hongki doesn't sing in it at all until within subvocalist. He also has a solo song called "Somang" for the last minute where he mostly does adlibs only.
compilation album "Simboorum", composed by their CEO Hang Sungho.
** Part 2 of the "Heaven" MV solely focuses on Jaejin and his love interest - the first member to have one all to himself and a vast contrast to previous Hongki-eccentric drama [=MVs=] (while the previous drama [=MVs=] had which would have at least two members acting in them with Hongki was usually the one with the most spotlight).spotlight.



** Jonghun, despite not even being a subvocalist, has a solo song called "Somang" for the compilation album "Simboorum", composed by their CEO Hang Sungho.

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** Jonghun, despite not even being a subvocalist, has a solo song Minhwan launched his own 10-minute video series in March 2015 on their official channel called "Somang" "Minari Fact TV" and he acts as a newsreporter going over the band's latest activities.
** A special teaser
for the compilation album "Simboorum", composed by their CEO Hang Sungho."Pray" was of just Minhwan and it showed off his powerful drumming skills.



* {{Dorama}}: Hongki was a main character in Japanese drama "Muscle Girl". Wonbin also briefly appeared as his friend.



* ElegantClassicalMusician: In a rock ballad band full of attractive people? Everyone, [[CaptainObvious duh]] (yes Hongki included when he does get to play guitar or drums). Only for their ballads and mellow stuff of course - it's the exact opposite (although still beautiful in their own way) when they go all out playing their harder stuff.

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* ElegantClassicalMusician: In a rock ballad band full of attractive people? Everyone, [[CaptainObvious duh]] duh (yes Hongki included when he does get to play guitar or drums). Only for their ballads and mellow stuff of course - it's the exact opposite (although still beautiful in their own way) when they go all out playing their harder stuff.



* FaceOnTheCover: So many count that it's quicker to list aversions - ''The Refreshment''[[note]]they are on the cover but the lighting gives a silhouette effect and impossible to see their faces[[/note]]; ''Colorful Sensibility''; ''Double Date''; ''So Long, Au Revoir''; ''Five Treasure Box''; and ''The Mood''.

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* FaceOnTheCover: So many count albums covers with their faces/bodies that it's quicker to list aversions - ''The Refreshment''[[note]]they are on the cover but the lighting gives a silhouette effect and impossible to see their faces[[/note]]; ''Colorful Sensibility''; ''Double Date''; ''So Long, Au Revoir''; ''Five Treasure Box''; and ''The Mood''.



** Jaejin's older sister and actress Chaewon was with FNC first, and was the one who introduced him to them. She has moved companies however.

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** Jaejin's older sister and actress Chaewon was initially with FNC first, FNC, and was the one who introduced him to them. She has moved companies however.them.



** Minhwan was a big fan of Nicole, formerly from Music/{{Kara}}. He has since moved on to Music/APink's Bomi.

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** Minhwan was a big fan of Nicole, formerly from Music/{{Kara}}. He has since moved on to expressing his fanboy love for Music/APink's Bomi.



* FanNickname: [[invoked]] DiscussedTrope with Seunghyun the same year he first joined and hence had no nickname from fans yet. He lampshaded it on a variety show saying fans would call out to the other members by their given nicknames... [[FullNameBasis and then call him by his full name.]]
* {{Fanservice}}: More blatant in their early years as typical of any BoyBand, but they still provide some now and then of course. Especially when Jonghun's shirt is off either in concerts, photoshoots or selcas.
* TheFashionista: Hongki, who enjoys showing off his nail polish/decorations on Twitter. He has won a Fashionista Award, and even an award for his nail art too. He has also started his first fashion brand [[http://skullhong.com/ Skullhong]].

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* FanNickname: [[invoked]] DiscussedTrope with Seunghyun the same year he first joined and hence had no nickname from fans yet. joined. He lampshaded it said on a variety show saying that fans would call out to the other members by their given nicknames... [[FullNameBasis and then call him by his full name.]]
name]] because they hadn't given him a nickname at the time.
* {{Fanservice}}: More blatant in their early years as typical of any BoyBand, but they still provide some now and then of course.when they feel like it. Especially when Jonghun's shirt is off either in concerts, photoshoots or selcas.
* TheFashionista: Hongki, who Hongki enjoys showing off his nail polish/decorations on Twitter. He has won a Fashionista Award, and even got an award for his nail art too. He has also started his first fashion brand [[http://skullhong.com/ Skullhong]].



** Jonghun's admitted to having a "straightforward and honest" personality but he rarely takes it far. In the second season of ''Romantic and Idol'' however he was made to be too invested in chasing after Jewelry's Yewon, whom he [[SarcasmMode so happened to coincidentally]] said was his type earlier before he found out she was also in the show. This was while he blatantly ignored G.NA, who had taken a liking to him, as well as Yewon's own fondness for Btob's Minhyuk. The season was obviously quite scripted with him made as a designated bad guy, but it didn't stop some people from being critical of him.
* FoodSongsAreFunny: Averted with "Morning Coffee" and "Black Chocolate" which are more tearjerkers than anything else and are mostly about their bitterness over love and whatnot.

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** Jonghun's admitted to having a "straightforward and honest" personality but he rarely takes it far. In the second season of ''Romantic and Idol'' however he was made to be too invested in chasing after Jewelry's Yewon, whom he [[SarcasmMode so happened to coincidentally]] said was his type earlier before he found out she was also in the show. This was all while he blatantly ignored ignoring G.NA, who had taken a liking to him, as well as Yewon's own fondness for Btob's Minhyuk. The season was obviously quite scripted with him made as a designated bad guy, but it didn't stop some people from being critical of criticizing him.
* FoodSongsAreFunny: Averted with "Morning Coffee" and "Black Chocolate" which are more tearjerkers than anything else and are mostly about their bitterness over love and whatnot.love.



** Hongki, who often works with them when acting and gets along quite well due to his friendly and funny personality.

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** Hongki, who Hongki often works with them children when acting and so gets along quite well with them due to his friendly and funny personality.



* FriendToAllLivingThings: All the members are one, and fans joke about them having their own zoo. Each member has/had at least one pet of their own, typically a dog or cat, and always dote on them in their social media. Hongki seems to have the most, owning at least one cat and ''several'' dogs, while Jonghun is more unique with his pet reptiles such as his tortoises (in addition to his cat). They've also been seen being affectionate with other animals too, such as the dogs in the "Treasure" MV behind-the-scenes footage.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: They do this a lot, especially to each other.

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* FriendToAllLivingThings: All the members are one, and fans joke about them having their own zoo. Each member has/had at least one pet of their own, typically a dog or cat, and always dote on them in their social media. In particular, Seunghyun's named his dog Kongal as one of the key words he's "focusing on", and worst offender Hongki seems to have the most, owning (who owns at least one cat and ''several'' dogs, while Jonghun is more unique dogs) even took an album photoshoot with a few of his pet reptiles such as his tortoises (in addition to his cat). dogs. They've also been seen being affectionate with other animals too, animals, such as the dogs in the "Treasure" MV behind-the-scenes footage.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: They do this mess around in the background a lot, especially to each other.



* GratuitousEnglish: Everyone who isn't [[SurprisinglyGoodEnglish Jaejin]].
** Jaejin sometimes isn't immune to this either though. See: "Hit the Sands"[[note]]"Neverland" English version[[/note]] and "Theory of Happiness" English version, where it's nearly impossible to catch what he's saying.
** Hongki's a frequent abuser:

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* GratuitousEnglish: Everyone who isn't [[SurprisinglyGoodEnglish Jaejin]].
GratuitousEnglish:
** Jaejin sometimes isn't Not even Jaejin's SurprisinglyGoodEnglish is immune to this either though.this. See: "Hit the Sands"[[note]]"Neverland" English version[[/note]] and "Theory of Happiness" English version, where it's nearly impossible to catch what he's saying.
** Hongki's a frequent abuser:abuser of badly worded and spoken Engrish:



** Hongki, who is estimated to be less than 170cm tall despite what his profile says. He was even initially rejected from FT Island due to his short height, until they called him back. His bitterness showed when he called out on their CEO in a talk show for this, complaining he only pays attention to the tall people in FNC. Fellow shortie labelmates present also backed him up.

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** Hongki, who is estimated to be less than 170cm tall despite what his profile says. He was even initially rejected from FT Island due to his short height, until they called him back.height. His bitterness showed when he called out on their CEO in a talk show for this, complaining he only pays attention to the tall people in FNC. Fellow shortie labelmates present also backed him up.



* IncrediblyLongNote: Their {{Power Ballad}}s in particular are full of these, mostly courtesy of Hongki.
** As their main vocalist, Hongki gets many of these whether it be in ballads like "Lovesick" and "Distance" or much rockier songs like "Let It Go!" and "Hello Hello". He generally pulls them off well[[note]]though sadly his voice condition has deteriorated, causing him to struggle more[[/note]] and is why he's praised a lot for his vocals and proclaimed one of kpop's greatest singers.

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* IncrediblyLongNote: Their {{Power Ballad}}s in particular are full of these, mostly courtesy of Hongki.
belted long notes.
** As their main vocalist, Hongki gets many of these these, whether it be in ballads like "Lovesick" and "Distance" or much rockier songs like "Let It Go!" and "Hello Hello". He generally pulls them off well[[note]]though sadly his voice condition has deteriorated, causing him to struggle more[[/note]] and is why he's praised a lot for his vocals and proclaimed one of kpop's greatest singers.



* JackOfAllTrades: All the members can play instruments other than their own (at least piano and guitar), as seen when they once swapped roles as SF Heroes. They also write lyrics, compose songs, have at least minor acting experience and are fluent in Japanese. ''And'' at least 4/5 can sing well enough to be in musicals while the only unimpressive one (Jonghun) is able to hold his own in his comfort zone. In particular:

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* JackOfAllTrades: All the members can play instruments other than their own (at (all at least know piano and guitar), as seen when they once swapped roles as SF Heroes. They also write lyrics, compose songs, have at least minor acting experience and are fluent in Japanese. ''And'' at least 4/5 can sing well enough to be in musicals while the only unimpressive one (Jonghun) is able to hold his own in his comfort zone. In particular:



** Hongki is also an unofficial one (though many think he's the actual one due to his role as the main vocalist). He's the "Headstrong" and "Charismatic" type, as he's the most hot-blooded and vocal member whose hard work has helped the group get some exposure and his friendly and persuasive personality helps keep the group together.

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** Hongki is also an unofficial one (though many think he's the actual one due to his role as the main vocalist). He's the "Headstrong" and "Charismatic" type, as he's the most hot-blooded and vocal member whose hard work has helped the group get some exposure and his friendly and persuasive personality helps keep the group together.



** "I Hope", compared to all the previous angsty rock ballads.
** "Like The Birds" and "I Wish" likewise followed previous angsty/melancholy title tracks "Hello Hello" and "Severely".

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** The cheerful and bittwersweet "I Hope", compared to all the previous angsty rock ballads.
** The optimistic "Like The Birds" and poppy "I Wish" likewise followed previous angsty/melancholy title tracks "Hello Hello" and "Severely".



* ALizardNamedLiz: Seunghyun's acoustic guitar is called Akugii, which is short for acoustic guitar in Korean.
* LyricsVideoMismatch: Often the case, especially for international fans that know neither Korean nor Japanese.

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* ALizardNamedLiz: Seunghyun's acoustic guitar is called Akugii, which is short for acoustic guitar "acoustic guitar" in Korean.
* LyricsVideoMismatch: Often the case, especially for international fans Their music videos and lyrics don't often match up all that know neither Korean nor Japanese.well.



** "Hello Hello". Song: Typical break-up song where the singer can't forget his beloved and wants them back back. Video: Hongki goes in a burning building to save his band members.

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** "Hello Hello". Song: Typical break-up song where the singer can't forget his beloved and wants them back back.beloved. Video: Hongki goes in a burning building to save his band members.



*** ''5... GO'' - 5th Japanese album, 5th year into their major Japanese debut at the time, 5 members, go = 5 in Japanese and also short for "going forward".



* TheNapoleon: Hongki, the 2nd shortest and hot-headed one in the group.
* NewSoundAlbum: ''Cross and Change'', where the band known for their rock ballads went nearly-full pop rock. They have wavered between both sounds since then.
* NonAppearingTitle: They often stick to the TitleDrop trope but sometimes do this too. Title track/promoted song examples include "Love Sick, "After Love" and "Distance".

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* TheNapoleon: Hongki, Hongki's the 2nd shortest and most hot-headed one in the group.
* NewSoundAlbum: ''Cross and Change'', where the band known for their rock ballads went nearly-full pop rock. They have wavered between both sounds since then.
rock.
* NonAppearingTitle: They often stick to the TitleDrop trope but sometimes do this too. Title track/promoted song examples that avoid blatntly saying the title include "Love Sick, "After Love" and "Distance".



* OlderThanTheyLook: Jaejin. He's been mistaken to be younger than Seunghyun before, and even as young as Minhwan (moreso in the past though).
* PowerBallad: They're most famous for them. Amongst their many ones, "Lovesick" was a big hit and other ones such as "Severely" and "Distance" have also done well.

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* OlderThanTheyLook: Jaejin. He's "Middle child" Jaejin's been mistaken to be younger than Seunghyun before, and even as young as Minhwan (moreso in the past though).
at least once.
* PowerBallad: They're most famous for them.their rock ballads. Amongst their many ones, "Lovesick" was a big hit and other ones such as "Severely" and "Distance" have also done well.



** Hongki's heavy interest and active involvement in nail-art and fashion, going as far as to release a nail-art photobook and his own fashion brand Skullhong.
** Minhwan has openly admitted to liking pink, calling it one of his favourite colours.
* {{Retraux}}: The concept of ''Cross and Change''/"I Hope" promotions, especially since they traveled back in time in the MV.

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** Hongki's Despite being the most outspoken member that swears and drinks, Hongki has his heavy interest and active involvement in nail-art and fashion, going as far as to release a nail-art photobook and his own fashion brand Skullhong.
** Minhwan Minhwan, who plays the most masculine instrument (the drums), has openly admitted to liking pink, calling it one of his favourite colours.
* {{Retraux}}: The retro concept of ''Cross and Change''/"I Hope" promotions, especially since they traveled back in time in the MV.MV. It was nicknamed the "Film/{{Grease}}" concept.



* Jonghun deleting his social media post, often almost immediately.



*** The dance/school-uniform scene of Music/{{Exo}}'s "Growl" and the opening scene of "Wolf".
* SiblingRivalry: Friendly rivalry with their labelmate Music/CNBlue. Hongki has stated that their company uses FT Island as guinea pigs for CN Blue, but most fans agree that both bands are equally talented and shouldn't be compared.

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*** The dance/school-uniform scene of Music/{{Exo}}'s "Growl" and the opening "tree of life" scene of "Wolf".
* SiblingRivalry: Friendly They have a friendly rivalry with their labelmate Music/CNBlue. Hongki has stated that their company uses FT Island as guinea pigs for CN Blue, but most fans agree that both bands are equally talented and shouldn't be compared.



* SimilarSquad: With newer labelmates Music/CNBlue. Both are idol-rock bands and inspiring-songwriters from FNC, and member counterparts follow as vocalists and FaceOfTheBand Hongki/Yonghwa, guitarists Jonghun/Jonghyun/sometimes Seunghyun, drummers Minhwan/Minhyuk and bassists Jaejin/Jungshin. Amusingly, fans have even pointed out the similarity in some of their names. FNC has toyed with this a few times, and each pair seem to be particularly good friends too, especially 2GtJH and the bassists.

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* SimilarSquad: With newer labelmates labelmate Music/CNBlue. Both are idol-rock bands and inspiring-songwriters from FNC, and member counterparts follow as vocalists and FaceOfTheBand Hongki/Yonghwa, guitarists Jonghun/Jonghyun/sometimes Seunghyun, drummers Minhwan/Minhyuk and bassists Jaejin/Jungshin. Amusingly, fans have even pointed out the similarity in some of their names. FNC has toyed with this a few times, and each pair seem to be particularly good friends too, especially 2GtJH and the bassists.



* TheSmartGuy: Jaejin. He was an honour student and he briefly had a [[HollywoodNerd nerd image]] at debut. He also is the best in Japanese and English in the group, and often the one who explains their albums or songs.

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* TheSmartGuy: Jaejin. He was an honour student and he briefly had a [[HollywoodNerd nerd image]] HollywoodNerd image at debut. He also is the best in Japanese and English in the group, and often the one who explains their albums or songs.



* StepUpToTheMicrophone: Besides being FT Triple's main vocalist, Jaejin also sings solo in two of their Japanese songs, "Rock'n'Roll" and "Yume". He also sings solo in Japanese song "Friends" with Seunghyun backing him up.

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* StepUpToTheMicrophone: Besides being FT Triple's main vocalist, Jaejin also sings solo in two of their Japanese songs, "Rock'n'Roll" and "Yume". He also sings solo "Yume".
* SurprisinglyGoodEnglish: Jaejin's the best
in Japanese song "Friends" with Seunghyun backing him up.the group and acts as their spokesman. Listening to "The One" shows how clean his English is [[GratuitousEnglish compared to everyone else.]]



** Japanese. Justified as they spent a lot of time in Japan in their indie days and already didn't need a translator when they made their major debut there.
** Jaejin is said to be the best at Japanese and [[SurprisinglyGoodEnglish English]] in the group, frequently acting as their spokesman in these cases. Listening to "The One" shows how clean his English is [[GratuitousEnglish compared to everyone else.]]
** Before leaving, Wonbin was the one apparently best at Japanese. His goodbye letter, while likely written by someone else, was otherwise said quite fluently.
* TeamMom[=/=]TeamDad: Hongki and Jonghun, who are the oldest. Both have characteristics of both tropes - both display leadership skills and will be stern to younger members when necessary, but they also take good care of them too and fuss over their wellbeing.
* TeenIdol: Were this at debut and very popular, with Minhwan debuting at age 14. Seunghyun was 16 when he joined later on. They are now not only past their teens but also working hard to break the idol image.
* TemptingFate: When the order of the performances was being drawn on an "Immortal Song" episode, one of the members commented that they hope they won't be picked as first. Guess who performed first.
* TitleDrop: Common of course. Title track/promoted song examples include "Bad Woman", "Flower Rock" and "Madly" (obviously many songs like the 1st and 3rd songs are said in Korean or Japanese and not its English translation).

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** Japanese.All members can comfortable communicate in Japanese with not just fans but even Japanese friends too. Justified as they spent a lot of time in Japan in their indie days and already didn't need a translator when they made their major debut there.
** Jaejin is said to be the best at Japanese and [[SurprisinglyGoodEnglish English]] in the group, frequently acting as their spokesman in these cases. Listening to "The One" shows how clean his English is [[GratuitousEnglish compared to everyone else.]]
** Before leaving, Wonbin was the one apparently considered by members the best at Japanese. His goodbye letter, while likely written by someone else, was otherwise said quite fluently.
* TeamMom[=/=]TeamDad: TeamDad: Flip-flops between Hongki and Jonghun, who are the oldest. Both have characteristics of both tropes - both display leadership skills and will be stern to younger members when necessary, but necessary.
* TeamMom[=/=]: Also flip-flops between Hongki and Jonghun. TeamDad tendencies aside,
they also take good care of them too the other members and fuss over their wellbeing.
* TeenIdol: Were this at debut and very popular, Debuted as idols quite young, with Minhwan debuting at age 14. 14 and Seunghyun was being 16 when he joined later on. They are now not only past Ever since hitting their late teens but also or leaving their teens, they've been working hard to break the idol image.
* TemptingFate: When the order of the performances was being drawn on an "Immortal Song" ''Immortal Song 2'' episode, one of the members commented that they hope they won't be picked as first. Guess who performed first.
* TitleDrop: Common of course. Saying the song title is common in their songs. Title track/promoted song examples include "Bad Woman", "Flower Rock" and "Madly" (obviously many songs like the 1st and 3rd songs are said in Korean or Japanese and not with its English translation).



* TruckDriversGearChange: Common in their songs especially when they go into the chorus for the last time.
** Mostly common in their {{Power Ballad}}s, eg "Severely", "Madly", "Bad Woman".

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* TruckDriversGearChange: Common It's common in their songs especially when they go into to change keys in the last chorus for the last time.
impact.
** Mostly common in their {{Power Ballad}}s, eg eg. "Severely", "Madly", "Bad Woman".



* TheUnfavourite: Fan exaggerations and business perspective aside, it's clear FNC doesn't do their best with them compared to their labelmates, and members have likened it to their parent overlooking them in favour of their siblings. The CEO occasionally zig-zags this when he does take some hints such as letting them do musicals and finally giving them a (almost) world tour. However his biggest issue is not giving them well-deserved creative music control nor good promotions, despite them being ''very'' clear about how important it is that they expose themselves and their own music. Contrast, for example, their lack of attention in Korea 2014 (eg. no official comeback) to the ''three'' Korean comebacks that year for AOA and their lack of artistic freedom to CN Blue's more flexible music control. It frustrates members very much and none of them are hush about their resentment towards the CEO (they and rational fans of course show no prejudice to their labelmates who have no say in the matter).

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* TheUnfavourite: Fan exaggerations and business perspective aside, it's clear FNC doesn't do their best with them compared to their labelmates, and members have likened it FNC's poor treatment of them to their parent overlooking them in favour of their siblings. The CEO occasionally zig-zags this when he does take some hints such as letting them do musicals and finally giving them a (almost) world tour. However his biggest issue is CEO's treatment isn't always terrible but he's prone to not giving them well-deserved putting in enough attention in their promotions nor consideration for their creative music control nor good promotions, despite them being ''very'' clear about how important it is that they expose themselves and their own music. Contrast, for example, their lack of attention in Korea 2014 (eg. no official comeback) to the ''three'' Korean comebacks that year for AOA and their lack of artistic freedom to CN Blue's more flexible music control. It frustrates members very much and none of them are hush about their resentment towards the CEO (they and rational fans of course show no prejudice compared to their labelmates who have no say in despite the matter).band being their oldest and one of their most influential groups.



** Jaejin and Hongki. They always take jabs at each other but are very good friends and a popular ship.
** Seunghyun and Hongki, who truly value each other but otherwise clash a lot. In a ''Weekly Idol'' episode the [=MCs=] even jokingly held a counselling-like session for the two of them. Seunghyun also once said he wants to make his own company and have Hongki work for him, while Hongki's response to what he'd do if he could be Seunghyun for a day was, "I don't want to be him."
** Minhwan and Wonbin were this. The latter would often bully the former especially if aegyo was involved - nevertheless they showed a strong brother-like relationship.

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** Jaejin and Hongki. They Hongki always take jabs at each other but are very good friends and a popular ship.
** Seunghyun and Hongki, who Hongki truly value each other but otherwise clash a lot. In a ''Weekly Idol'' episode the [=MCs=] even jokingly held a counselling-like session for the two of them. Seunghyun also once said he wants to make his own company and have Hongki work for him, while Hongki's response to what he'd do if he could be Seunghyun for a day was, "I don't want to be him."
" Meanwhile they've had some touching moments, such as Hongki wiping Seunghyun's tears at a Japan concert and him once mentioning how they had a deep talk despite his busy schedule after he noticed something was bothering Seunghyun.
** Minhwan and Wonbin's friendship flip-flopped between vitriolitic and affectionate. Wonbin were this. The latter would often bully the former (PlayedForLaughs) Minhwan especially if aegyo was involved - nevertheless they showed a strong brother-like relationship.relationship, such as Wonin comforting a crying Minhwan.



** Hongki/Jaejin/Seunghyun, especially the first two - more apparent in their Japanese singles though. While Hongki is the main vocalist, the subvocalists' lines are often quite generous and are on par with Hongki's.

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** Hongki/Jaejin/Seunghyun, especially the first two - more apparent in their Japanese singles though. While Hongki is the main vocalist, the subvocalists' lines are often quite generous and are on par with Hongki's.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse:
** Jaejin deleted his (old) twitter without warning. Despite the common fan speculation for why he did it[[note]beforehand he tweeted a made-up phone number jokingly asking everyone to call it - [[GoneHorriblyRight the number turned out to be real and said number got numerous calls,]] and Jaejin felt pretty bad about it[[/note]], he has still not provided a reason and doesn't seem to intend to.
** Minhwan and his inactivity on his twitter. His last tweet was in ''2012'', leading many fans to wonder why he refuses to use his twitter anymore. He's joked about his twitter absence to fans with the reason being that [[LameExcuse he's busy playing LoL with his sister]] but has otherwise given no reason.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse:
**
WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Jaejin deleted his (old) twitter without warning. Despite the common fan speculation for why he did it[[note]beforehand it[[note]]beforehand he tweeted a made-up phone number jokingly asking everyone to call it - [[GoneHorriblyRight the number turned out to be real and said number got numerous calls,]] and Jaejin felt pretty bad about it[[/note]], he has still not provided a reason and doesn't seem to intend to.
** Minhwan and his inactivity on his twitter. His last tweet was in ''2012'', leading many fans to wonder why he refuses to use his twitter anymore. He's joked about his twitter absence to fans with the reason being that [[LameExcuse he's busy playing LoL with his sister]] but has otherwise given no reason.
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* YoungerThanTheyLook: Jonghun, though mostly in their early days. Other members even mistook him for their stylist when they first met him.[[/folder]]

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* YoungerThanTheyLook: Jonghun, The group themselves have admitted Jonghun looks older than he really is, though mostly in their early days. Other members even mistook him for their stylist when they first met him.[[/folder]]
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A [[KoreanPopMusic South Korean idol rock band]], F.T. Island, short for Five Treasure Island, was the first group to debut under FNC Music (which changed its name to FNC Entertainment in 2012) in 2007. Their subunit FT Triple[[note]]Jaejin, Jonghun, Minhwan[[/note]] also officially promoted in 2009. The group comprises

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A [[KoreanPopMusic South Korean idol rock band]], F.T. FT Island, short for Five Treasure Island, was the first group to debut under FNC Music (which changed its name to FNC Entertainment in 2012) in 2007. Their The original lineup comprised Jonghun, Hongki, Jaejin, Wonbin and Minhwan; however Wonbin left at the beginning of 2009 for "musical differences", to the sadness of many fans. This lead to a difficult start for the new addition Seunghyun, however fans have since then welcomed him as another beloved member.

They were an instant hit at debut, winning a lot of awards for their song "Lovesick" which made them the power rookies of 2007. They were greatly liked for their flower boy looks, dorky characters and, most importantly, playing instruments as opposed to most other idol dance-orientated groups at the time. They also made their indie debut in Japan in 2008 before making their major debut in 2010. There, too, they have also found good success, with their singles charting high constantly and getting sold out Japanese concerts and tours.

They have also branched out into other areas such as musicals and acting, with Hongki in particular being a well-known idol actor. Additionally, the
subunit FT Triple[[note]]Jaejin, Jonghun, Minhwan[[/note]] also Triple - comprising Jaejin, Minhwan and Jonghun - formed in 2008 and officially promoted in 2009. The group comprises Seunghyun is also in a subunit called Two Song Place with labelmate and comedian Song Eunyi, and they made their debut in 2014.

Despite their ups and downs throughout the years, they still remain as one of the most popular idol bands in Korea. They are known for being one of the few bands in the idol scene, Hongki's acclaimed vocals, their heartwrenching rock ballads and their increasingly genuine and likeable personalities. They are currently working their way into becoming real artists as they write more of their own songs and pursue their desired sound.

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Current members:



* Lee Hongki: main vocalist, oldest and FaceOfTheBand. [[invoked]]
* Lee Jaejin, the bassist, subvocalist and sub-rapper. Main vocalist and guitarist in FT Triple.

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* Lee Hongki: main vocalist, oldest and FaceOfTheBand. [[invoked]]
the face.
* Lee Jaejin, the bassist, subvocalist and sub-rapper. Main Also the vocalist and guitarist in FT Triple.Triple.
* Song Seunghyun: main rapper, subvocalist and rhythmic guitarist. The second maknae.[[note]]As the last member to join, he is technically entitled the official "maknae" status, but the youngest member Minhwan still officially holds the title so as to avoid confusion.[[/note]] He replaced former member Oh Wonbin in early 2009. Also the rapper-half of FNC subunit Two Song Place.



* Song Seunghyun: main rapper, subvocalist and rhythmic guitarist. Also often referred to as the maknae too.[[note]]he's the last member to join which does entitle him the "maknae" status, and he's only months older than Minhwan[[/note]] He replaced former member Oh Wonbin in early 2009. He is also in the subunit "Two Song Place" which comprises him and comedian and labelmate Song Eunyi.

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* Song Seunghyun: main rapper, subvocalist and rhythmic guitarist. Also often referred to as the maknae too.[[note]]he's the last member to join which does entitle him the "maknae" status, and he's only months older than Minhwan[[/note]] He replaced former member Oh Wonbin in early 2009. He is also in the subunit "Two Song Place" which comprises him and comedian and labelmate Song Eunyi.



* Oh Wonbin: former main rapper, subvocalist and rhythmic guitarist, and also played harmonica. He left FT Island at the start of 2009 for "musical differences"; he became a soloist under FNC and briefly promoted in Korea and Japan before eventually leaving to join another company to focus on acting.

They were an instant hit at debut, winning a lot of awards for their song "Lovesick", and greatly liked for their flower boy looks, dorky characters and, most importantly, playing instruments as opposed to most other idol dance-orientated groups at the time. They also made their major debut in Japan in 2010 after a few years of indie singles and have also found success there, with their singles charting high constantly and getting sold out concerts and tours.

Despite their ups and downs throughout the years, they still remain as one of the most popular idol bands in Korea. They are known for being one of the few bands in the idol scene, Hongki's acclaimed vocals, their heartwrenching rock ballads and their increasingly genuine and likeable personalities. They are currently working their way into becoming real artists as they write more of their own songs and pursue their desired sound.

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* Oh Wonbin: former main rapper, subvocalist and rhythmic guitarist, and also played harmonica. He left FT Island at the start of 2009 for "musical differences"; he differences". Later became a soloist under FNC and briefly promoted in Korea and Japan before eventually leaving to join another company to focus on acting.

They were an instant hit at debut, winning a lot of awards for their song "Lovesick", and greatly liked for their flower boy looks, dorky characters and, most importantly, playing instruments as opposed to most other idol dance-orientated groups at the time. They also made their major debut in Japan in 2010 after a few years of indie singles and have also found success there, with their singles charting high constantly and getting sold out concerts and tours.

Despite their ups and downs throughout the years, they still remain as one of the most popular idol bands in Korea. They are known for being one of the few bands in the idol scene, Hongki's acclaimed vocals, their heartwrenching rock ballads and their increasingly genuine and likeable personalities. They are currently working their way into becoming real artists as they write more of their own songs and pursue their desired sound.

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* AffectionateNickname:
** Examples include (but not limited to) Hong/Hongstar for Hongki, Hoonie/Funi for Jonghun, Jaejinnie for Jaejin, Minari for Minhwan and Hyunnie/Songsari for Seunghyun. Also Wonbinnie/Binnie for Wonbin.
** It was averted with Seunghyun when he first joined and hence had no nickname yet. He lampshaded it on a variety show saying fans would call out to the other members by their given nicknames... [[FullNameBasis and then call him by his full name.]]

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* AffectionateNickname:
** Examples include (but not limited to) Hong/Hongstar for Hongki, Hoonie/Funi for Jonghun, Jaejinnie for Jaejin, Minari for Minhwan and Hyunnie/Songsari for Seunghyun. Also Wonbinnie/Binnie for Wonbin.
** It was averted with Seunghyun when he first joined and hence had no nickname yet. He lampshaded it on a variety show saying fans would call out
AffectionateNickname: Members are sometimes or used to the be referred to by certain affectionate nicknames from other members by their given nicknames... [[FullNameBasis or friends, and then call him fans also use most of them. Also see FanNickname for nicknames coined by his full name.]]fans.
** Hongstar and Cute Rebellion for Hongki.
** MBC (Margarine Butter Cheese)[[note]]denotes how awkward Jonghun can be[[/note]], Hoonie/Funi and Funi-sama for Jonghun.
** Jaejinnie, Jinnie, Black Goat and Goat (see AnimalMotifs) for Jaejin.
** Minari and Minani for Minhwan.
** Songsari and 16-Dimensions (see {{Cloudcuckoolander}}) for Seunghyun.



* AnimeThemeSong: "Satisfaction" for Manga/{{Toriko}}, "Neverland" for Anime/{{Ozuma}}, and "Theory of Happiness" for the Toriko movie.

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* AnimalMotifs: Jaejin frequently associated with goats by members, himself and fans because he eats like one.
* AnimeThemeSong: "Satisfaction" for Manga/{{Toriko}}, ''Manga/{{Toriko}}'', "Neverland" for Anime/{{Ozuma}}, ''Anime/{{Ozuma}}'', and "Theory of Happiness" for the Toriko ''Toriko'' movie.



* BreakupSong: A good deal of their ballads, from hit song "Lovesick" to the later title song "Madly".

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* BreakupSong: A good deal of their ballads, ballads mourn about heartbreak, from hit song "Lovesick" to the later title song "Madly".



** The rest of the group (when Wonbin was a member) once cameo'd as Jaejin's character's obnoxious camp friends (aka "[=FT4=]") in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4Akb3lUl98 Unstoppable Marriage.]]
** Hongki and Jonghun, as well as the rest of their [[TrueCompanions Chocoball group]], took part in [[Music/SuperJunior Heechul]] and Music/{{Trax}}'s Jungmo's MV for their subunit song "Close Ur Mouth".
** Hongki cameo'd in an episode of Series/MyGirlfriendIsANineTailedFox as [[Series/YouAreBeautiful Jeremy]].
** All members had a ''very'' brief cameo, speaking one line each, in the Toriko movie, [[http://youtu.be/k9s8nqzIKB8?t=4m55s at about the 5 minute mark]] when they were about to perform at a concert.

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** The rest of the group (when Wonbin was a member) once cameo'd as Jaejin's character's obnoxious camp friends (aka "[=FT4=]") in [[https://www.''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4Akb3lUl98 Unstoppable Marriage.]]
Marriage]]''.
** Hongki and Jonghun, as well as the rest of their [[TrueCompanions Chocoball group]], group, took part in [[Music/SuperJunior Heechul]] and Music/{{Trax}}'s Jungmo's MV for their subunit song "Close Ur Mouth".
** Hongki cameo'd in an episode of Series/MyGirlfriendIsANineTailedFox ''Series/MyGirlfriendIsANineTailedFox'' as [[Series/YouAreBeautiful Jeremy]].
** All members had a ''very'' brief cameo, speaking one line each, in the Toriko ''Toriko'' movie, [[http://youtu.be/k9s8nqzIKB8?t=4m55s at about the 5 minute mark]] when they were about to perform at a concert.



* CoverAlbum: "Memory In FT Island" comprises of their renditions of old Korean hits.

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* CoverAlbum: "Memory ''Memory In FT Island" Island'' comprises of their renditions of old Korean hits.



* TheCutie: Minhwan, especially at debut when he was really young. His aegyo and adorable and innocent personality and looks won many nuna hearts. Mostly averted after maturing - he's not as naiive and can't pull off aegyo anymore, but fans still see him as this due to him being the smallest and youngest member with a simple happy-go personality.

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* TheCutie: Minhwan, especially at debut when he was really young. His aegyo and adorable and innocent personality and looks won many nuna hearts. Mostly averted after maturing - he's not as naiive naive and can't pull off aegyo anymore, but fans still see him as this due to him being the smallest and youngest member with a simple happy-go personality.



** For the "Five Treasure Album" jacket shooting, members were supposed to have their solo photos taken with their "treasures". Hongki promptly took his solo with three of his dogs, two who appear to be his female ones Pri and Madonna.

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** For the "Five ''Five Treasure Album" Album'' jacket shooting, members were supposed to have their solo photos taken with their "treasures". Hongki promptly took his solo with three of his dogs, two who appear to be his female ones Pri and Madonna.



** Concept and song-wise there's "Love Love Love" after the more cheerful "I Hope", "Severely" after the happy-go "Like The Birds" and "Memory" after the very poppy "I Wish".

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** Concept and song-wise there's "Love Love Love" after the more cheerful "I Hope", "Severely" after the happy-go "Like The Birds" and "Memory" after the very poppy and light "I Wish".



*** In particular, AOA's Choa can be seen as this for Hongki, due to both being power vocalists with similar voices. She sang a bit of Madly once and even has her own version of Hongki's "Bride of the Century" OST "Words I Couldn't Say". FNC emphasised this by having the two sing the song together in their 2014 FNC Kingdom duet stage as well as another song.

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*** In particular, AOA's Choa can be seen as this for Hongki, due to both being power vocalists with similar voices. She sang a bit of Madly once and even has her own version of Hongki's "Bride ''Bride of the Century" Century'' OST "Words I Couldn't Say". FNC emphasised this by having the two sing the song together in their 2014 FNC Kingdom duet stage as well as another song.



* EmbarrassingFirstName: Wonbin had his name changed predebut because everyone kept teasing him for sharing it with famous actor Wonbin. He uses his original name nowadays though - his "new" name Seonghyun is used very sparingly.

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* EmbarrassingFirstName: Wonbin had his name changed predebut because everyone kept teasing him for sharing it with famous actor Wonbin. He uses He's been using his original name nowadays since his debut though - his "new" name Seonghyun is used very sparingly.sparingly.
* FaceOnTheCover: So many count that it's quicker to list aversions - ''The Refreshment''[[note]]they are on the cover but the lighting gives a silhouette effect and impossible to see their faces[[/note]]; ''Colorful Sensibility''; ''Double Date''; ''So Long, Au Revoir''; ''Five Treasure Box''; and ''The Mood''.



* FanNickname: [[invoked]] DiscussedTrope with Seunghyun the same year he first joined and hence had no nickname from fans yet. He lampshaded it on a variety show saying fans would call out to the other members by their given nicknames... [[FullNameBasis and then call him by his full name.]]



* FriendToAllLivingThings: All the members, and fans joke about them having their own zoo. Each member has/had at least one pet of their own, typically a dog or cat, and always dote on them in their social media. Hongki seems to have the most, owning at least one cat and ''several'' dogs, while Jonghun is more unique with his pet reptiles such as his tortoises (in addition to his cat). They've also been seen being affectionate with other animals too, such as the dogs in the "Treasure" MV behind-the-scenes footage.

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* FriendToAllLivingThings: All the members, members are one, and fans joke about them having their own zoo. Each member has/had at least one pet of their own, typically a dog or cat, and always dote on them in their social media. Hongki seems to have the most, owning at least one cat and ''several'' dogs, while Jonghun is more unique with his pet reptiles such as his tortoises (in addition to his cat). They've also been seen being affectionate with other animals too, such as the dogs in the "Treasure" MV behind-the-scenes footage.



** They (and Music/CNBlue and Music/{{Juniel}}) even did this during their CEO's acceptance speech when they all came out to accept the Best Composer/Producer award.

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** They (and Music/CNBlue and Music/{{Juniel}}) even did this during their CEO's acceptance speech when they all came out to accept the Best Composer/Producer award. The CEO's face was serious, everyone else's funny hand movements behind him not so much.



-->'''Seunghyun:''' My name Angry Bird. My face angry.

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-->'''Seunghyun:''' --->'''Seunghyun:''' My name Angry Bird. My face angry.



-->'''Jonghun:''' Hey come here! You lookin' sexy d-dtghrd..dress! DRESS!!

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-->'''Jonghun:''' --->'''Jonghun:''' Hey come here! You lookin' sexy d-dtghrd..dress! DRESS!!



-->'''Hongki:''' My Brother.
-->'''Jaejin:''' Yes, my brother. Do you like pizza?
-->'''Hongki:''' Ya, do you like pizza?
-->'''Jaejin:''' I like pizza.
-->'''Hongki:''' I like pizza too.

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-->'''Hongki:''' --->'''Hongki:''' My Brother.
-->'''Jaejin:''' --->'''Jaejin:''' Yes, my brother. Do you like pizza?
-->'''Hongki:''' --->'''Hongki:''' Ya, do you like pizza?
-->'''Jaejin:''' --->'''Jaejin:''' I like pizza.
-->'''Hongki:''' --->'''Hongki:''' I like pizza too.



** The person who scouted Jonghun followed and persuaded him because of his good looks and ulzzang fame.

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** The person who scouted Jonghun followed and persuaded him because of his good looks and ulzzang fame. He also joked that the reason he was chosen as the band's leader is because of his pretty face.



* IllGirl: The Weekly Idol [=MCs=] were jokingly convinced Jaejin was a gender-inverted example, always saying he looked like a sickly old man and worrying over him getting tired. It was a RunningGag and they once even gave him a health drink. In his appearance in their 2014 special episode, they were finally satisfied with how healthy he looked. [[invoked]]

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* IllGirl: The Weekly Idol ''Weekly Idol'' [=MCs=] were jokingly convinced Jaejin was a gender-inverted example, always saying he looked like a sickly old man and worrying over him getting tired. It was a RunningGag and they once even gave him a health drink. In his appearance in their 2014 special episode, they were finally satisfied with how healthy he looked. [[invoked]]



** As their main vocalist, Hongki gets many of these whether it be in ballads like "Lovesick" and "Distance" or much rockier songs like "Let It Go!" and "Hello Hello". He generally pulls them off well[[note]]though sadly his voice condition has deteriorated which has struggling more[[/note]] and is why he's praised a lot for his vocals.

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** As their main vocalist, Hongki gets many of these whether it be in ballads like "Lovesick" and "Distance" or much rockier songs like "Let It Go!" and "Hello Hello". He generally pulls them off well[[note]]though sadly his voice condition has deteriorated which has struggling deteriorated, causing him to struggle more[[/note]] and is why he's praised a lot for his vocals.vocals and proclaimed one of kpop's greatest singers.



** Though none in studio recordings, Minhwan the ''sub-vocalist'' gets many opportunities to sing some at concerts, musicals and other lives. It is now tradition to have him sing Hongki's long note in "I Confess".

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** Though none in studio recordings, Minhwan who's not even the ''sub-vocalist'' gets many opportunities to sing some at concerts, musicals and other lives. It is now has become tradition to have him sing Hongki's long note in "I Confess".



** Besides singing, Hongki writes songs, plays guitar and also knows how to drum thanks to his role as Anjell drummer Jeremy in Series/YouAreBeautiful, and he showed this again in SF Heroes and his movie. This is all while also running his own fashion brand and doing his acting works.

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** Besides singing, Hongki writes songs, plays guitar and also knows how to drum thanks to his role as Anjell drummer Jeremy in Series/YouAreBeautiful, ''Series/YouAreBeautiful'', and he showed this again in SF Heroes and his movie. This is all while also running his own fashion brand and doing his acting works.



** Hongki was a child actor and started actively acting again a few years after the group's debut. He was in the popular Series/YouAreBeautiful, and was the lead in other productions such as "The Bride of the Century" and "Modern Farmer".
** Minhwan and Jaejin both acted in drama sitcoms in their early years, "The Road Home" and "Unstoppable Marriage" respectively. Former member Wonbin also acted in "Heartstrings" and sitcom "You're Here, You're Here, You're Really Here" after his departure.

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** Hongki was a child actor and started actively acting again a few years after the group's debut. He was in the popular Series/YouAreBeautiful, ''Series/YouAreBeautiful'', and was the lead in other productions such as "The ''The Bride of the Century" Century'' and "Modern Farmer".
''Modern Farmer''.
** Minhwan and Jaejin both acted in drama sitcoms in their early years, "The ''The Road Home" Home'' and "Unstoppable Marriage" ''Unstoppable Marriage'' respectively. Former member Wonbin also acted in "Heartstrings" ''Heartstrings'' and sitcom "You're ''You're Here, You're Here, You're Really Here" Here'' after his departure.



* LittleBigBrother: Hongki is the oldest yet the 2nd shortest. He complains about [[BigLittleBrother Seunghyun's]] height now and then.

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* LittleBigBrother: Hongki is the oldest yet the 2nd shortest. He often complains about [[BigLittleBrother Seunghyun's]] height now and then.height.



* LyricsVideoMismatch: Often the case, especially for international fans that know neither Korean nor Japanese.
** "I Hope". Song: Upbeat song with bittersweet lyrics of the singer missing his old love, saying "even if I see you again, you're my love" and "if I am born again, all I want is you". Video: The band goes back in time and becomes famous by constantly winning on this music competition show. ''Although'', it could apply to [[spoiler:Hongki and his girlfriend whom he leaves before returning to his own time. In the current timeline at the end, a girl can be seen sitting in dark while touching the FT Island pick that Hongki gave to his girlfriend, implying that she's the same girl and hasn't forgotten him.]]
** "Hello Hello". Song: Typical break-up song where the singer can't forget his beloved and wants them back back. Video: Hongki goes in a burning building to save his band members.
** "Love Love Love". Song: The singer's anguish as his lover leaves him. Video: The band performing while these two marionettes struggle to be together because their strings stop them from getting too close. [[spoiler:And then they set said strings on fire and burn to their death while they finally get to hug each other.]]
** "Stay". Song: another typical post-break up love song. Video: The members writing, discussing and performing their song(s) in their studio.



* MotorMouth: Some of Seunghyun's raps are particular fast and a loadful. Special mention to his rap in "I Want", where he raps a lot, very fast ''and'' very softly, making it practically unintelligible. Except for the [[ThatCameOutWrong "I want you in my body"]] line.

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* MotorMouth: Some of Seunghyun's raps are particular fast and a loadful. Special mention to his rap in "I Want", where he raps a lot, very fast ''and'' very softly, making it practically unintelligible. Except for the [[ThatCameOutWrong "I want you in my body"]] body" line.



** Seunghyun ie. the most active and keen one: UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper, Summer Snow, TheThreeMusketeers (in which he did two runs of shows).
** Jaejin, the first to participate in one: Sonagi, Film/HighSchoolMusical.
** Hongki: Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream, Literature/{{Dracula}}.
** Minhwan: Gwanghwamun Sonata, {{Goong}} and Theatre/JosephAndTheAmazingTechnicolorDreamcoat.
** Also Wonbin, who too participated in The Three Musketeers (not at the same time as Seunghyun though).
* MusicVideoOvershadowing: Often the case.
** "I Hope". Song: Upbeat song with bittersweet lyrics of the singer missing his old love, saying "even if I see you again, you're my love" and "if I am born again, all I want is you". Video: The band goes back in time and becomes famous by constantly winning on this music competition show. ''Although'', it could apply to [[spoiler:Hongki and his girlfriend whom he leaves before returning to his own time. In the current timeline at the end, a girl can be seen sitting in dark while touching the FT Island pick that Hongki gave to his girlfriend, implying that she's the same girl and hasn't forgotten him.]]
** "Hello Hello". Song: Typical break-up song where the singer can't forget his beloved and wants them back back. Video: Hongki goes in a burning building to save his band members.
** "Love Love Love". Song: The singer's anguish as his lover leaves him. Video: The band performing while these two marionettes struggle to be together because their strings stop them from getting too close. [[spoiler:And then they set said strings on fire and burn to their death while they finally get to hug each other.]]
** "Stay". Song: another typical post-break up love song. Video: The members writing, discussing and performing their song(s) in their studio.

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** Seunghyun ie. the most active and keen one: UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper, Summer Snow, TheThreeMusketeers ''UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper'', ''Summer Snow'', ''TheThreeMusketeers'' (in which he did two runs of shows).
** Jaejin, the first to participate in one: Sonagi, Film/HighSchoolMusical.
''Sonagi'', ''Film/HighSchoolMusical''.
** Hongki: Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream, Literature/{{Dracula}}.
''Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream'', ''Literature/{{Dracula}}''.
** Minhwan: Gwanghwamun Sonata, {{Goong}} ''Gwanghwamun Sonata'', ''{{Goong}}'' and Theatre/JosephAndTheAmazingTechnicolorDreamcoat.
''Theatre/JosephAndTheAmazingTechnicolorDreamcoat''.
** Also Wonbin, who too participated in The ''The Three Musketeers Musketeers'' (not at the same time as Seunghyun though).
* MusicVideoOvershadowing: Often the case.
** "I Hope". Song: Upbeat song with bittersweet lyrics of the singer missing his old love, saying "even if I see you again, you're my love" and "if I am born again, all I want is you". Video: The band goes back in time and becomes famous by constantly winning on this music competition show. ''Although'', it could apply to [[spoiler:Hongki and his girlfriend whom he leaves before returning to his own time. In the current timeline at the end, a girl can be seen sitting in dark while touching the FT Island pick that Hongki gave to his girlfriend, implying that she's the same girl and hasn't forgotten him.]]
** "Hello Hello". Song: Typical break-up song where the singer can't forget his beloved and wants them back back. Video: Hongki goes in a burning building to save his band members.
** "Love Love Love". Song: The singer's anguish as his lover leaves him. Video: The band performing while these two marionettes struggle to be together because their strings stop them from getting too close. [[spoiler:And then they set said strings on fire and burn to their death while they finally get to hug each other.]]
** "Stay". Song: another typical post-break up love song. Video: The members writing, discussing and performing their song(s) in their studio.
though).






* NewSoundAlbum: "Cross and Change", where the band known for their rock ballads went nearly-full pop rock. They have wavered between both sounds since then.

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* NewSoundAlbum: "Cross ''Cross and Change", Change'', where the band known for their rock ballads went nearly-full pop rock. They have wavered between both sounds since then.



* OfficialCouple: Temporary and not serious of course, but Hongki with Japanese actress in Fuji Mina for Global We Got Married. They have remained friends since they finished the show.

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* OfficialCouple: Temporary and not serious of course, but Hongki with Japanese actress in Fuji Mina for Global ''Global We Got Married.Married''. They have remained friends since they finished the show.



* {{Retraux}}: The concept of "Cross and Change"/"I Hope" promotions, especially since they traveled back in time in the MV.
* RockersSmashGuitars: Sorta, with CGI guitars on a special Weekly Idol episode. In the "Random Play Dance" segment, Jaejin, Jonghun and Seunghyun had to mime their instruments to their songs. They didn't bother aiming for accuracy and opted to go absolutely nuts which including playing the guitar with their teeth and smashing and throwing their guitars.

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* {{Retraux}}: The concept of "Cross ''Cross and Change"/"I Change''/"I Hope" promotions, especially since they traveled back in time in the MV.
* RockersSmashGuitars: Sorta, with CGI guitars on a special Weekly Idol ''Weekly Idol'' episode. In the "Random Play Dance" segment, Jaejin, Jonghun and Seunghyun had to mime their instruments to their songs. They didn't bother aiming for accuracy and opted to go absolutely nuts which including playing the guitar with their teeth and smashing and throwing their guitars.



** Seunghyun being called the one with Baseless/Groundless Confidence on Makbanshi, because he was always too confident in things he always wasn't good at.

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** Seunghyun being called the one with Baseless/Groundless Confidence on Makbanshi, ''Makbanshi'', because he was always too confident in things he always wasn't good at.



* SelfTitledAlbum: "Five Treasure Island", their first (major) Japanese album.

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* SelfTitledAlbum: "Five ''Five Treasure Island", Island'', their first (major) Japanese album.



** Hongki sang several times to his onscreen wife Mina during their run on "We Got Married". He also was serenaded by her when she played "Severely" on the piano for him.
** This was a mission on Idol Maknae Rebellion, and Seunghyun sang "Falling Slowly" while playing the guitar to said woman. All was looking (and sounding) good, until he paused which everyone assumed meant he was finished... and then kept going. This [[MomentKiller lost him some brownie points]].

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** Hongki sang several times to his onscreen wife Mina during their run on "We ''We Got Married".Married''. He also was serenaded by her when she played "Severely" on the piano for him.
** This was a mission on Idol ''Idol Maknae Rebellion, Rebellion'', and Seunghyun sang "Falling Slowly" while playing the guitar to said woman. All was looking (and sounding) good, until he paused which everyone assumed meant he was finished... and then kept going. This [[MomentKiller lost him some brownie points]].



** Jaejin and Music/{{Juniel}} got a bit of this when they did a wedding shoot together on Fashion Killer and near-kissing was involved. They also sang "[[Disney/{{Aladdin}} A Whole New World]]" together at an FNC Kingdom concert as the "new" Romantic J, a subunit originally comprising Juniel and CNB's Jonghyun which had a rather romantic concept (judging by the promoted love song and love-story MV).

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** Jaejin and Music/{{Juniel}} got a bit of this when they did a wedding shoot together on Fashion Killer ''Fashion Killer'' and near-kissing was involved. They also sang "[[Disney/{{Aladdin}} A Whole New World]]" together at an FNC Kingdom concert as the "new" Romantic J, a subunit originally comprising Juniel and CNB's Jonghyun which had a rather romantic concept (judging by the promoted love song and love-story MV).



** In the bonus track on "So Long Au Revoir" which was a special commentary, at the end when saying their goodbyes Hongki randomly shouts "[[Manga/{{Naruto}} Kagebushin no Jutsu!]]"

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** In the bonus track on "So ''So Long Au Revoir" Revoir'' which was a special commentary, at the end when saying their goodbyes Hongki randomly shouts "[[Manga/{{Naruto}} Kagebushin no Jutsu!]]"



** "Love Love Love" has the hand-wave done at the "sarang sarang sarang" and "goodbye goodbye goodbye" lines.



* ThatSyncingFeeling:
** Hongki never lipsyncs at concerts and ''very'' rarely does it at music shows. The few times he has to do it is when his voice is in terrible condition and needs time to recover, like once during "Love Love Love". This is likely to avoid the infamous Gayo Daejun performance when a sick Hongki sang a lot worse than usual. He doesn't bother hiding it by usually warning in advance or clarifying after the performance that yes he had to lipsync.
** The others, like other bands, unfortunately are forced to handsync on most Korean music shows due to the shows' stance on being environment-friendly and the long time it takes to set up instruments. This got them a lot of accusations of being a fake band at first which really stressed everyone out, as they ''always'' play live at concerts and every other possible event. The public thankfully has become aware that they're forced to handsync and have also questioned Korean music shows' inability to cater to bands.



* TheUnfavourite: Fan exaggerations and business perspective aside, it's clear FNC the "parent" isn't doing their best with them compared to their "sibling" labelmates. The CEO occasionally zig-zags this when he does take some hints such as letting them do musicals and finally giving them a (almost) world tour. However his biggest issue is him not giving them well-deserved creative music control nor good promotions, despite them being ''very'' clear about how important it is to them that they expose themselves and their own music to the world. Contrast, for example, their lack of attention in Korea 2014 (eg. no official comeback) to the ''three'' Korean comebacks that year for AOA and their lack of artistic freedom to CN Blue's more flexible music control. Though this aspect can be minor to outsiders, it's what members are frustrated with the most. None of them are hush about their resentment towards the CEO (they and rational fans of course show no prejudice to their labelmates who have no say in the matter).

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* TheUnfavourite: Fan exaggerations and business perspective aside, it's clear FNC the "parent" isn't doing doesn't do their best with them compared to their "sibling" labelmates.labelmates, and members have likened it to their parent overlooking them in favour of their siblings. The CEO occasionally zig-zags this when he does take some hints such as letting them do musicals and finally giving them a (almost) world tour. However his biggest issue is him not giving them well-deserved creative music control nor good promotions, despite them being ''very'' clear about how important it is to them that they expose themselves and their own music to the world.music. Contrast, for example, their lack of attention in Korea 2014 (eg. no official comeback) to the ''three'' Korean comebacks that year for AOA and their lack of artistic freedom to CN Blue's more flexible music control. Though this aspect can be minor to outsiders, it's what It frustrates members are frustrated with the most. None very much and none of them are hush about their resentment towards the CEO (they and rational fans of course show no prejudice to their labelmates who have no say in the matter).



** Seunghyun and Hongki, who truly value each other but otherwise clash a lot. In a Weekly Idol episode the [=MCs=] even jokingly held a counselling-like session for the two of them. Seunghyun also once said he wants to make his own company and have Hongki work for him, while Hongki's response to what he'd do if he could be Seunghyun for a day was, "I don't want to be him."

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** Seunghyun and Hongki, who truly value each other but otherwise clash a lot. In a Weekly Idol ''Weekly Idol'' episode the [=MCs=] even jokingly held a counselling-like session for the two of them. Seunghyun also once said he wants to make his own company and have Hongki work for him, while Hongki's response to what he'd do if he could be Seunghyun for a day was, "I don't want to be him."



** Jaejin deleted his (old) twitter without warning. The main speculation for why he did so was that beforehand he tweeted a made-up phone number jokingly asking everyone to call it. [[GoneHorriblyRight The number turned out to be real and said number got numerous calls,]] and Jaejin felt pretty bad about it. However he has still not provided a reason for why he did it and doesn't seem to intend to.
** Minhwan has not tweeted on his twitter for a ''long'' time (his last tweet was 2012), and he had no other social media for a long time until he got a Weibo in 2014 - and even then he hardly updates that, so many fans have been left to wonder just what he's up to in his free time and why he refuses to use his twitter. He's joked about his twitter absence to fans with the reason being that [[LameExcuse he's busy playing LoL with his sister]] but has otherwise given no reason. It's a celebration for Primadonnas whenever he does so much as ''appears'' in a member's social media.

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** Jaejin deleted his (old) twitter without warning. The main Despite the common fan speculation for why he did so was that beforehand it[[note]beforehand he tweeted a made-up phone number jokingly asking everyone to call it. it - [[GoneHorriblyRight The the number turned out to be real and said number got numerous calls,]] and Jaejin felt pretty bad about it. However it[[/note]], he has still not provided a reason for why he did it and doesn't seem to intend to.
** Minhwan has not tweeted and his inactivity on his twitter for a ''long'' time (his twitter. His last tweet was 2012), and he had no other social media for a long time until he got a Weibo in 2014 - and even then he hardly updates that, so ''2012'', leading many fans have been left to wonder just what he's up to in his free time and why he refuses to use his twitter.twitter anymore. He's joked about his twitter absence to fans with the reason being that [[LameExcuse he's busy playing LoL with his sister]] but has otherwise given no reason. It's a celebration for Primadonnas whenever he does so much as ''appears'' in a member's social media.
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A [[KoreanPopMusic South Korean idol rock band]], F.T. Island, short for Five Treasure Island, was the first group to debut under FNC Music (now FNC Entertainment) in 2007. Their subunit FT Triple[[note]]Jaejin, Jonghun, Minhwan[[/note]] also officially promoted in 2009. The group comprises
* Choi Jonghun, the leader, lead guitarist and keyboardist. Also the keyboardist and guitarist in FT Triple.
* Lee Hongki, the main vocalist, oldest and FaceOfTheBand. [[invoked]]

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A [[KoreanPopMusic South Korean idol rock band]], F.T. Island, short for Five Treasure Island, was the first group to debut under FNC Music (now (which changed its name to FNC Entertainment) Entertainment in 2012) in 2007. Their subunit FT Triple[[note]]Jaejin, Jonghun, Minhwan[[/note]] also officially promoted in 2009. The group comprises
* Choi Jonghun, the Jonghun: leader, lead guitarist and keyboardist. Also the keyboardist and guitarist in FT Triple.
* Lee Hongki, the Hongki: main vocalist, oldest and FaceOfTheBand. [[invoked]]



* Choi Minhwan, the drummer and maknae. Also the drummer in FT Triple.
* Song Seunghyun, the main rapper, subvocalist and rhythmic guitarist. Also often referred to as the maknae too[[note]]he's the last member to join which does entitle him the "maknae" status, and he's only months older than Minhwan[[/note]]. He replaced former member Oh Wonbin in early 2009. He is also in the subunit "Two Song Place" which comprises him and comedian and labelmate Song Eunyi.

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* Choi Minhwan, the Minhwan: drummer and maknae. Also the drummer in FT Triple.
* Song Seunghyun, the Seunghyun: main rapper, subvocalist and rhythmic guitarist. Also often referred to as the maknae too[[note]]he's too.[[note]]he's the last member to join which does entitle him the "maknae" status, and he's only months older than Minhwan[[/note]]. Minhwan[[/note]] He replaced former member Oh Wonbin in early 2009. He is also in the subunit "Two Song Place" which comprises him and comedian and labelmate Song Eunyi.



* Oh Wonbin, the original rapper, subvocalist and rhythmic guitarist, and also played harmonica. He left FT Island at the start of 2009 for "musical differences"; he became a soloist under FNC and briefly promoted in Korea and Japan before eventually leaving to join another company to focus on acting.

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* Oh Wonbin, the original Wonbin: former main rapper, subvocalist and rhythmic guitarist, and also played harmonica. He left FT Island at the start of 2009 for "musical differences"; he became a soloist under FNC and briefly promoted in Korea and Japan before eventually leaving to join another company to focus on acting.



** ''Flower Rock'' (2010), ''Brand New Days'' (2010), ''So Today'' (2010), ''[[{{Toriko}} Satisfaction]]'' (2011)

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** ''Flower Rock'' (2010), ''Brand New Days'' (2010), ''So Today'' (2010), ''[[{{Toriko}} ''[[Manga/{{Toriko}} Satisfaction]]'' (2011)



** ''Let it go!'' (2011), ''Distance'' (2011), ''[[{{Ozuma}} Neverland]]'' (2012)

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** ''Let it go!'' (2011), ''Distance'' (2011), ''[[{{Ozuma}} ''[[Anime/{{Ozuma}} Neverland]]'' (2012)



** ''[[{{Toriko}} Theory of Happiness]]'' (2013), ''Beautiful'' (2014), ''Mitaiken Future'' (2014)

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** ''[[{{Toriko}} ''[[Manga/{{Toriko}} Theory of Happiness]]'' (2013), ''Beautiful'' (2014), ''Mitaiken Future'' (2014)



* AerithAndBob: Seunghyun's guitars are called Akugii, Guitar 1, Guitar 2 etc., Jonghun calls his guitars Girlfriend 1, Girlfriend 2 etc., Minhwan's calls his drums his rival, Hongki calls his microphone his girlfriend. Amongst all these odd choices of instrument petnames is one of Jaejin's basses whom he calls... Chris.

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* AerithAndBob: AerithAndBob:
**
Seunghyun's guitars are called Akugii, Guitar 1, Guitar 2 etc., Jonghun calls his guitars Girlfriend 1, Girlfriend 2 etc., Minhwan's calls his drums his rival, Hongki calls his microphone his girlfriend. Amongst all these odd choices of instrument petnames is one of Jaejin's basses whom he calls... Chris.Chris.
** In their alternate ego group SF Heroes [[RetCon (the dance group anyways)]] there's the usual Hongki, Minhwan, Jonghun and Seunghyun... and then there's their sole Chinese member Zaizhen[[note]]ie. Jaejin[[/note]].



* AnimeThemeSong: "Satisfaction" for Manga/{{Toriko}}, "Neverland" for Manga/{{Ozuma}}, and "Theory of Happiness" for the Toriko movie.

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* AnimeThemeSong: "Satisfaction" for Manga/{{Toriko}}, "Neverland" for Manga/{{Ozuma}}, Anime/{{Ozuma}}, and "Theory of Happiness" for the Toriko movie.



* BoyBand: They don't like this label due to the connotations and limitations it holds, but it's true. However they're more unique as they're literally are a band unlike most others who are a dance group.

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* BoyBand: They don't like this label due to the connotations and limitations it holds, but it's true. However they're more unique as they're literally are a band However, unlike most others who are a dance group.group, they specialise in instruments.



** The rest of the group (when Wonbin was a member) once cameo'd as Jaejin's character's obnoxious camp friends in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4Akb3lUl98 Unstoppable Marriage.]]
** Hongki and Jonghun, as well as the rest of their [[TrueCompanions Chocoball group]], took part in [[Music/SuperJunior Heechul]] and Trax's Jungmo's MV for their subunit song "Close Ur Mouth".

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** The rest of the group (when Wonbin was a member) once cameo'd as Jaejin's character's obnoxious camp friends (aka "[=FT4=]") in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4Akb3lUl98 Unstoppable Marriage.]]
** Hongki and Jonghun, as well as the rest of their [[TrueCompanions Chocoball group]], took part in [[Music/SuperJunior Heechul]] and Trax's Music/{{Trax}}'s Jungmo's MV for their subunit song "Close Ur Mouth".



* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Everyone, but the biggest one is Seunghyun. His nickname is "16-Dimensions", meaning he operates on a completely different plane of existence. Watching his Good Morning Bob series is enough evidence.
* ChivalrousPervert: They are a hit with the ladies, love the ladies and think very well of the ladies. But most importantly, they love their ladies.
** Hongki once freely admitted to watching porn... on Jonghun's computer.
** Hongki always jokingly [[{{Troll}} (probably)]] asks Primadonnas to wear bikinis to their concert.
** Hongki and Jaejin have been seen liking photos of women and their [[BuxomIsBetter very prominent]] [[MaleGaze assets]] on instagram.
** A fanaccount said once the fan showed Hongki a balloon made to look like a boob, and he "kissed right where the nipple was".
** Seunghyun has talked about having "sexual urges" more than once in Japanese concerts.
* CoverAlbum: "Memory In FT Island" comprises of FTI's renditions of old Korean hits.
* TheCutie: Minhwan, especially at debut when he was really young. His aegyo and adorable and innocent personality and looks won many nuna hearts. Mostly averted now that he's matured - he's not as naiive and can't pull off aegyo anymore, but fans still see him as this due to him being the smallest and youngest member with a simple happy-go personality.

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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Everyone, but the biggest one is Seunghyun. His nickname is "16-Dimensions", meaning he operates on a completely different plane of existence. Watching his Good Morning Bob series is enough evidence.
evidence - they range from him talking to inanimate objects to him enacting a love story between an Angry Bird and a teddy bear.
* ChivalrousPervert: They are a hit with the ladies, love the ladies and think very well of the ladies. But most importantly, they love They don't hide their ladies.
** Hongki once freely admitted to watching porn... on Jonghun's computer.
**
perverted sides which range from Hongki always jokingly [[{{Troll}} (probably)]] asks (probably) asking Primadonnas to wear bikinis to their concert.
** Hongki and Jaejin have been seen liking photos of women and their [[BuxomIsBetter very prominent]] [[MaleGaze assets]] on instagram.
** A fanaccount said once the fan showed Hongki a balloon made
concert to look like a boob, and he "kissed right where the nipple was".
**
Seunghyun has talked talking about having "sexual urges" more than once in at Japanese concerts.
concerts. However they're quite respectful to females too whether it be their female fanbase or fellow female workers. An example includes Jaejin denying Hongki's joke that Jaejin dumps a girl as soon as he's sick of her and exclaiming, "Women are not objects! Donít scold my woman!"
* CoverAlbum: "Memory In FT Island" comprises of FTI's their renditions of old Korean hits.
* CrosscastRole: Purposely invoked as RuleOfFunny in parodies and variety show "acting" gigs when a girl is needed.
** In their first concert in Thailand, Hongki rapped with a girl for his solo. Halfway through the performance footage on the DVD it's shown that the girl [[TheReveal turned out]] to be Jonghun lipsyncing and in drag.
** Hongki along with others from the ''Series/YouAreBeautiful'' cast did a parody of Music/GirlsGeneration's "Genie" which meant crossdressing the guys. Hongki was very likely acting as Jessica.
** Jaejin and Seunghyun are the ones subject to this the most, such as their Hangul Live episodes where either of them ''will'' be the girl if there has to be one.
*** Lampshaded by Jaejin in their ''Series/BoysBeforeFlowers'' parody where he walks into F4's room and [[BreakingTheFourthWall wonders which guy he is]]... then he realizes he's in a girls uniform and cries (in English), "Geum Jandi? Tell me why!"
* TheCutie: Minhwan, especially at debut when he was really young. His aegyo and adorable and innocent personality and looks won many nuna hearts. Mostly averted now that he's matured after maturing - he's not as naiive and can't pull off aegyo anymore, but fans still see him as this due to him being the smallest and youngest member with a simple happy-go personality.



* DaddysGirl: Members and all their female pets (but they're just as affectionate with the male ones too).
** Hongki used to call his pet husky, Elysia, his daughter. She's sadly been given away due to difficulty in looking after her at the time.
** Jonghun and his cat Jasmine, who's made frequent appearances in his social media.
** Hongki even brought his dogs Pri and Madonna to the "Five Treasure Box" photoshoot and had one of his solo shots taken with them, to show they're some of his "treasures".

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* DaddysGirl: Members and A few variants stated by Hongki himself with a few of his pets (of course all the members dote on their female pets (but they're just as affectionate with the male ones too).
''very much''; see FriendToAllLivingThings):
** Hongki used to call his old pet husky, Elysia, his daughter. She's sadly been given away due to difficulty in looking after her at the time.
daughter.
** Jonghun and his cat Jasmine, who's made frequent appearances in his social media.
** Hongki even brought his dogs Pri and Madonna to
For the "Five Treasure Box" photoshoot and had one of his Album" jacket shooting, members were supposed to have their solo shots photos taken with them, to show they're some their "treasures". Hongki promptly took his solo with three of his "treasures".dogs, two who appear to be his female ones Pri and Madonna.



** MV-wise there's the relatively dark (and confusing) MV for "Hello Hello" which followed the happier "I Hope" and slightly-melancholy "Love Love Love" [=MVs=]. Hongki's [[DeadAllAlong implied to be a ghost and dead since the very start]], and he tries to save his fellow members who are stuck in a burning building, which is surrounded by news reporters and the fire brigade.

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** MV-wise there's the relatively dark (and confusing) MV for "Hello Hello" which followed the happier "I Hope" and slightly-melancholy melancholy "Love Love Love" [=MVs=]. Hongki's [[DeadAllAlong implied to be a ghost and dead since the very start]], and he tries to save his fellow members who are stuck in a burning building, which is surrounded by news reporters and the fire brigade.



** FT Triple focuses on instrumentalists Jaejin, Jonghun and Minhwan. They first performed as this subunit in early concerts to give Hongki and Wonbin a rest from singing, and they official promoted in 2009 while Hongki and Seunghyun were busy with individual activities. It especially brought more attention to Jaejin as a vocalist since he only just started to get more lines at their time of debut.

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** FT Triple focuses on instrumentalists Jaejin, Jonghun and Minhwan. They first performed as this subunit in early concerts to give Hongki and Wonbin a rest from singing, and they official promoted in 2009 while Hongki and Seunghyun were busy with individual activities. It especially brought more attention to Jaejin as a vocalist since he only just started to get more lines at their time of debut.debut and of course typically overshadowed by Hongki.



** Part 2 of the "Heaven" MV solely focuses on Jaejin and his love interest - the first member to have one all to himself and a vast contrast to previous Hongki-eccentric [=MVs=] (he wouldn't be the only member in it but he was usually the one with the most spotlight).
** Jonghun in the "Madly" MV... [[AvertedTrope or was supposed to]]. He was meant to be the main actor, yet the MV still ended up being 50% Hongki, with maybe 30% Jonghun and 20% everyone else.

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** Part 2 of the "Heaven" MV solely focuses on Jaejin and his love interest - the first member to have one all to himself and a vast contrast to previous Hongki-eccentric drama [=MVs=] (he wouldn't be (while the only member previous drama [=MVs=] had at least two members acting in it but he them Hongki was usually the one with the most spotlight).
** Jonghun in the "Madly" MV... [[AvertedTrope or was supposed to]]. He was meant to be the main actor, yet the MV still ended up being 50% Hongki, with maybe 30% Jonghun and 20% everyone else.else - even more uneven scene distribution than usual.



** Jonghun, despite not even being a subvocalist, has a solo song called "Somang" for the compilation album "Simboorum", composed by their CEO Hang Sung Ho.

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** Jonghun, despite not even being a subvocalist, has a solo song called "Somang" for the compilation album "Simboorum", composed by their CEO Hang Sung Ho.Sungho.



** To their younger labelmate Music/{{AOA}}'s band half of the group, AOA Black.
*** AOA's Choa can be seen as this for Hongki, due to both being power vocalists with similar voices. She sang a bit of Madly once and even has her own version of Hongki's "Bride of the Century" OST "Words I Couldn't Say". FNC emphasised this by having the two sing the song together in their 2014 FNC Kingdom duet stage as well as another song.

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** To their younger labelmate Music/{{AOA}}'s band half of the group, AOA Black.
Black, who are FNC's first female band and hence got immediately coined as the female FT Island (or CN Blue).
*** In particular, AOA's Choa can be seen as this for Hongki, due to both being power vocalists with similar voices. She sang a bit of Madly once and even has her own version of Hongki's "Bride of the Century" OST "Words I Couldn't Say". FNC emphasised this by having the two sing the song together in their 2014 FNC Kingdom duet stage as well as another song.



* ElegantClassicalMusician: In a rock ballad band full of attractive people? Everyone, [[CaptainObvious duh]] (yes Hongki included when he does get to play guitar or drums). Only for their ballads and mellower stuff of course - it's the exact opposite (although still beautiful in their own way) when they go all out playing their harder stuff.
* EmbarrassingFirstName:
** Wonbin had his name changed predebut because everyone kept teasing him for sharing it with famous actor Wonbin. He uses his original nowadays though - his "new" name Seonghyun is used very sparingly.
** Some fans would rather not remind themselves nor anyone else what FT Island actually stands for. The "five treasures" is acceptable since it's symbolic, the "island" makes... not as much as sense and is not as cool.

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* ElegantClassicalMusician: In a rock ballad band full of attractive people? Everyone, [[CaptainObvious duh]] (yes Hongki included when he does get to play guitar or drums). Only for their ballads and mellower mellow stuff of course - it's the exact opposite (although still beautiful in their own way) when they go all out playing their harder stuff.
* EmbarrassingFirstName:
**
EmbarrassingFirstName: Wonbin had his name changed predebut because everyone kept teasing him for sharing it with famous actor Wonbin. He uses his original name nowadays though - his "new" name Seonghyun is used very sparingly.
** Some fans would rather not remind themselves nor anyone else what FT Island actually stands for. The "five treasures" is acceptable since it's symbolic, the "island" makes... not as much as sense and is not as cool.
sparingly.



** Minhwan's parents owned a restaurant, which had a mini-Minhwan shrine. Ownership has now been passed to his uncle, who had to get rid of said shrine.



* TheFashionista: Hongki, who enjoys showing off his newest nail polish/decorations on Twitter. He has won a Fashionista Award, and even an award for his nail art too. He has also started his first fashion brand [[http://skullhong.com/ Skullhong]].

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* TheFashionista: Hongki, who enjoys showing off his newest nail polish/decorations on Twitter. He has won a Fashionista Award, and even an award for his nail art too. He has also started his first fashion brand [[http://skullhong.com/ Skullhong]].



** The members have a slightly rebellious outspoken image, especially Hongki, but they are still respectful and mean well. In the FNC reality show ''Cheongdamdong 111'', however, they were made the "villains" that were attention-seeking troublemakers and always gave the CEO grief. Fans were not impressed.
** To a non-harmful extent, one of their reality shows at debut upped their personalities/images a bit. Hongki was the funny rebellious cool guy, Jaejin was the [[SmartGuy nerdy guy,]] Wonbin was the [[BigGuy tough manly guy,]] Jonghun was the [[ChickMagnet sophisticated ladies man]] and Minhwan was the [[TheChick sensitive]] [[TheCutie cute guy.]]
** Jonghun's "straightforward and honest" personality doesn't always appeal to people but he rarely takes it far. In the second season of ''Romantic and Idol'' however he was made to be too invested in chasing after Jewelry's Yewon, whom he [[SarcasmMode so happened to coincidentally]] said was his type earlier before he found out she was also in the show. This was while he blatantly ignored G.NA, who had taken a liking to him, as well as Yewon's own fondness for Btob's Minhyuk. The season was obviously quite scripted with him made as a designated bad guy, but it didn't stop some people from being critical of him.
* FoodSongsAreFunny: Subverted with "Morning Coffee" and "Black Chocolate" which are more tearjerkers than anything else and are mostly about their bitterness over love and whatnot.

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** The members have a slightly rebellious an outspoken image, especially Hongki, but they are still respectful and mean well. slightly rebellious at the most. In the FNC reality show ''Cheongdamdong 111'', however, they were made the attention-seeking troublemakers "villains" that were attention-seeking troublemakers and who always gave the CEO grief. Fans were not impressed.
** To a non-harmful extent, one of their reality shows at debut upped their personalities/images a bit. personalities/images. Hongki was the funny rebellious cool guy, Jaejin was the [[SmartGuy nerdy guy,]] Wonbin was the [[BigGuy tough manly guy,]] Jonghun was the [[ChickMagnet sophisticated ladies man]] and Minhwan was the [[TheChick sensitive]] [[TheCutie sensitive cute guy.]]
** Jonghun's admitted to having a "straightforward and honest" personality doesn't always appeal to people but he rarely takes it far. In the second season of ''Romantic and Idol'' however he was made to be too invested in chasing after Jewelry's Yewon, whom he [[SarcasmMode so happened to coincidentally]] said was his type earlier before he found out she was also in the show. This was while he blatantly ignored G.NA, who had taken a liking to him, as well as Yewon's own fondness for Btob's Minhyuk. The season was obviously quite scripted with him made as a designated bad guy, but it didn't stop some people from being critical of him.
* FoodSongsAreFunny: Subverted Averted with "Morning Coffee" and "Black Chocolate" which are more tearjerkers than anything else and are mostly about their bitterness over love and whatnot.



* FriendToAllLivingThings: All the members, and fans joke about them having their own zoo. Each member has/had at least one pet of their own, typically a dog or cat, and always dote on them in their social media. Hongki seems to have the most, owning at least one cat and ''several'' dogs, while Jonghun is more unique with his pet reptiles such as his tortoises (in addition to his cat). They've also been seen being affectionate with other animals too, such as the dogs in the "Treasure" MV behind-the-scenes footage.



* FunWithAcronyms: '''F'''ive '''T'''reasure Island.

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* FunWithAcronyms: '''F'''ive '''T'''reasure Island.Island, which is also often abbreviated to FTI.



** , Seunghyun's "Good Morning Bob" videos are infamous for abusing English and much of the entertainment is from his extreme misuse.

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** , Seunghyun's "Good Morning Bob" videos are infamous for abusing English and much of the entertainment is from his extreme misuse.



** The members overall are this - their hyperactive andeven won a "Fun and Fearless" award at one of the Golden Disc Awards.
* GratuitousEnglish: Everyone who isn't [[TheSmartGuy Jaejin.]]
** Jaejin sometimes isn't immune to this either though. See: "Hit the Sands"[[note]]Neverland English version[[/note]] and Theory of Happiness English version, where it's nearly impossible to catch what he's saying.

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** The members overall are this - their hyperactive andeven hyperactiveness even won them a "Fun and Fearless" award at one of the Golden Disc Awards.
* GratuitousEnglish: Everyone who isn't [[TheSmartGuy Jaejin.]]
[[SurprisinglyGoodEnglish Jaejin]].
** Jaejin sometimes isn't immune to this either though. See: "Hit the Sands"[[note]]Neverland Sands"[[note]]"Neverland" English version[[/note]] and Theory "Theory of Happiness Happiness" English version, where it's nearly impossible to catch what he's saying.



-->'''Hongki:''' ''(at a Singapore concert, trying to tell the audience Minhwan can't greet them because there's no microphone at his drumset)'' Minhwan is... Minhwan is die.
** Seunghyun's another frequent abuser, as seen in the "Good Morning Bob" videos which includes him calling the kitchen a "chicken" and his quote in the FunWithForeignLanguages entry. Also try interpreting a ''thing'' of what he's saying in his talking segments of "It's U", both studio version and live - not even fans who've wrote transcripts and translated the lyrics have a clue what he's saying.
* HeavySleeper: Seunghyun once slept for ''27 hours straight''.

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-->'''Hongki:''' ''(at a Singapore concert, trying to tell ''(picks up and opens an English book)'' She... would be berry... ''(puts the audience Minhwan can't greet them because there's no microphone at his drumset)'' Minhwan is... Minhwan is die.
book back down)''
** Seunghyun's another frequent abuser, as seen in the "Good Morning Bob" videos which includes him calling the kitchen a "chicken" and his quote in the FunWithForeignLanguages entry. Also try interpreting a ''thing'' of what he's saying in his talking segments of "It's U", both studio version and live - not even fans who've wrote written transcripts and translated translations of the lyrics have a clue what he's saying.
* HarshVocals: Growling is used in the bridge in "Tornado".
*
HeavySleeper: Seunghyun once slept for ''27 27 hours straight''.straight.



** Hongki, who is estimated to be less than 170cm tall despite what his profile says. He was even initially rejected from FT Island due to his short height, until they called him back. He called out on their CEO in a talk show for this, complaining he only pays attention to the tall people in FNC. Fellow shortie labelmates present also backed him up.

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** Hongki, who is estimated to be less than 170cm tall despite what his profile says. He was even initially rejected from FT Island due to his short height, until they called him back. He His bitterness showed when he called out on their CEO in a talk show for this, complaining he only pays attention to the tall people in FNC. Fellow shortie labelmates present also backed him up.



** Jaejin being very photogenic was what helped FNC's decision in putting him in the band.
* HollywoodToneDeaf: Hongki [[http://youtu.be/_xbjGmvkiRQ does this]] in their cameo of Unstoppable Marriage, where [=FT4=] are "playing" as a band... only for Jaejin's character to turn off the CD player and reveal Hongki's bad singing (and everyone else's handsync).
* IdolSinger: Started off as this - they fight against this image, however, wanting to be known not as idols but as real musicians.

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** It's been stated that Jaejin being very photogenic was what helped FNC's decision in putting him in the band.
* HollywoodToneDeaf: Hongki [[http://youtu.be/_xbjGmvkiRQ does this]] in their cameo of Unstoppable Marriage, where [=FT4=] are "playing" as a band... only for Jaejin's character to turn off the CD player and reveal Hongki's bad singing (and everyone else's handsync).
handsync) which was basically him sliding his notes up and down randomly and singing in an extra cutesy manner.
* IdolSinger: Started off as this (well the main and sub-vocalists anyways) - they fight they're fighting against this image, however, wanting to be known not as idols but as real musicians.



* IncrediblyLongNote: Their [[PowerBallad ballads]] in particular are full of these, mostly courtesy of Hongki.
** As their main vocalist, Hongki gets many of these whether it be in ballads like "Lovesick" and "Distance" or much rockier songs like "Let It Go!" and "Hello Hello". He generally pulls them off well[[note]]sadly his voice condition has deteriorated and is struggling to handle them nowadays[[/note]] and is why he's praised a lot for his vocals.

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* IncrediblyLongNote: Their [[PowerBallad ballads]] {{Power Ballad}}s in particular are full of these, mostly courtesy of Hongki.
** As their main vocalist, Hongki gets many of these whether it be in ballads like "Lovesick" and "Distance" or much rockier songs like "Let It Go!" and "Hello Hello". He generally pulls them off well[[note]]sadly well[[note]]though sadly his voice condition has deteriorated and is which has struggling to handle them nowadays[[/note]] more[[/note]] and is why he's praised a lot for his vocals.



** Though none in studio recordings, Minhwan gets many opportunities to sing some at concerts, musicals and other lives. It is now tradition to have him sing Hongki's long note in "I Confess".
* JackOfAllTrades: All the members can play instruments other than their own (at least piano and guitar), as seen when they once swapped roles as SF Heroes. They also write lyrics, compose songs, have at least minor acting experience and are fluent in Japanese. ''And'' they can all sing, with the weakest singer (Jonghun) being the only unimpressive one but otherwise able to hold his own. In particular:

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** Though none in studio recordings, Minhwan the ''sub-vocalist'' gets many opportunities to sing some at concerts, musicals and other lives. It is now tradition to have him sing Hongki's long note in "I Confess".
* JackOfAllTrades: All the members can play instruments other than their own (at least piano and guitar), as seen when they once swapped roles as SF Heroes. They also write lyrics, compose songs, have at least minor acting experience and are fluent in Japanese. ''And'' they at least 4/5 can all sing, with the weakest singer (Jonghun) being sing well enough to be in musicals while the only unimpressive one but otherwise (Jonghun) is able to hold his own.own in his comfort zone. In particular:



** Similar to Jonghun, Seunghyun also started playing piano from a young age, yet it doesn't mean his skills in guitar pale in comparison at all. He is also a notable singer in the group, especially evident in his involvement in musicals.
** Besides singing, Hongki can write songs, plays guitar well enough and also knows how to drum thanks to his role as Anjell drummer Jeremy in Series/YouAreBeautiful, and him drumming in SF Heroes and his movie shows he still hasn't forgotten. This all while also running his own fashion brand and doing his acting works.

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** Similar to Jonghun, Seunghyun also started playing piano first from a young age, yet it doesn't mean his skills in guitar pale in comparison at all. He is also a notable singer in the group, especially evident in his involvement in musicals.
** Besides singing, Hongki can write writes songs, plays guitar well enough and also knows how to drum thanks to his role as Anjell drummer Jeremy in Series/YouAreBeautiful, and him drumming he showed this again in SF Heroes and his movie shows he still hasn't forgotten. movie. This is all while also running his own fashion brand and doing his acting works.



* TheLeader: Officially Jonghun, and a good one at that. Yet so many people think it's Hongki due to him being the main vocalist, to his (and fans') chagrin.
* LeadBassist: Jaejin, Type B, as he sings the most after Hongki.

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* TheLeader: TheLeader:
**
Officially Jonghun, and a good one at that. Yet so many people think it's He's the "Levelheaded" and "Mastermind" type, as he's the more mature member who takes care of the members and uses his composition skills to help out with a good chunk of the group's music and their musical direction.
**
Hongki is also an unofficial one (though many think he's the actual one due to him being his role as the main vocalist, to vocalist). He's the "Headstrong" and "Charismatic" type, as he's the most hot-blooded and vocal member whose hard work has helped the group get some exposure and his (and fans') chagrin.
friendly and persuasive personality helps keep the group together.
* LeadBassist: Jaejin, Type B, as he sings the most after Hongki.Hongki thus is at least known for his vocals.



* MundaneMadeAwesome: ''"Do you know FT Island?"'' A quote that may seem strange to outsiders yet is one sure way for the band to hype up the fans for concerts.
** And the response, ''"Do you know Primadonna?"''

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* MundaneMadeAwesome: ''"Do you know FT Island?"'' A quote that may seem strange to outsiders yet is one sure way for the band to hype up the fans for concerts.
**
concerts. And then there's the response, ''"Do you know Primadonna?"''



* TheNapoleon: Hongki, the 2nd shortest and hot-headed.
* NewSoundAlbum: "Cross and Change", where the band known for their rock ballads went nearly-full pop rock. They have now embraced both sounds however and will waver between both
* NonAppearingTitle: They often stick to the TitleTrop trope for title tracks but sometimes invoke this one too. Title track examples include "Love Sick, "After Love" and "Distance",
* NotAMorningPerson: Minhwan, Jaejin and Seunghyun can be woken up pretty easily. Jonghun takes a bit more effort. To get Hongki up, it takes three members playing the xylophone, clapping and yelling. This one time, Hongki was too stubborn to move let alone get out of bed that Minhwan [[DramaQueen concluded he was dead and mourned for him.]]
* OddNameOut: In their alternate ego group SF Heroes [[RetCon (the dance group anyways)]] there's the usual Hongki, Minhwan, Jonghun and Seunghyun... and then there's their sole Chinese member Zaizhen[[note]]ie. Jaejin[[/note]].

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* TheNapoleon: Hongki, the 2nd shortest and hot-headed.
hot-headed one in the group.
* NewSoundAlbum: "Cross and Change", where the band known for their rock ballads went nearly-full pop rock. They have now embraced wavered between both sounds however and will waver between both
since then.
* NonAppearingTitle: They often stick to the TitleTrop TitleDrop trope for title tracks but sometimes invoke do this one too. Title track track/promoted song examples include "Love Sick, "After Love" and "Distance",
"Distance".
* NotAMorningPerson: Minhwan, Jaejin and Seunghyun can be woken up pretty easily. Jonghun takes a bit more effort. To get Hongki up, it takes three members playing the xylophone, clapping and yelling. This one time, Hongki was too stubborn to move let alone get out of bed that Minhwan [[DramaQueen concluded he was dead and mourned for him.]]
* OddNameOut: In their alternate ego group SF Heroes [[RetCon (the dance group anyways)]] there's the usual Hongki, Minhwan, Jonghun and Seunghyun... and then there's their sole Chinese member Zaizhen[[note]]ie. Jaejin[[/note]].



* PowerWalk: Done in their "So Today" MV towards the end to the sunset after spending a good deal standing around while angsting. Also used in the "After Love" MV after they stand together looking on mournfully about their break-ups.

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* PowerWalk: PowerWalk:
**
Done in their "So Today" MV towards the end to the sunset after spending a good deal standing around while angsting. angsting.
**
Also used in the "After Love" MV after they stand together looking on mournfully about their break-ups.



* RockersSmashGuitars: Sorta, with CGI guitars on a special Weekly Idol episode. In the "Random Play Dance" segment, Jaejin, Jonghun and Seunghyun had to mime their instruments to their songs. They didn't bother aiming for accuracy and opted to go absolutely nuts which including playing the guitar with their teeth and smashing and throwing their guitars.



** Minhwan's "Hing Minari!" aegyo expression. The gag before was how cute yet cringeworthy it was - the gag has become cringeworthy and uncute it is now that he's grown up.

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** Minhwan's "Hing Minari!" aegyo expression. The gag before was how cute yet cringeworthy it was - after growing up, the gag has is how it's become cringeworthy and uncute it is now that he's grown up.uncute.



** Seunghyun's passionate godawful dancing,] especially to [[Music/SHINee Ring Ding Dong]], and Jonghun and Jaejin's equally bad dancing to Rain.

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** Seunghyun's passionate godawful dancing,] dancing, especially to [[Music/SHINee Ring Ding Dong]], and Jonghun and Jaejin's equally bad dancing to Rain.



** Hongki asking fans to [[ChivalrousPervert come to their concerts in bikinis.]]

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** Hongki asking fans to [[ChivalrousPervert come to their concerts in bikinis.]]



** Hongki/Jonghun, Hongki/Jaejin give the most moments in the group by being overly intimate with each other and making vague statements about them belonging to each other. Jaejin/Seunghyun and Seunghyun/Minhwan are also not shy about skinship and whatnot.
** Seunghyun and labelmate Song Eunyi for subunit Two Song Place had some mild skinship in their MV and performances. Mostly PlayedForLaughs (and also the point of the song, which questions males' skewered and specific preferences for height, age and looks in women).
** Seunghyun and labelmate Music/{{Juniel}}. They're often found next to each other, were playful together when pre-recording a Gayo Daejun collaboration and there's a photo of them and other members at a staff wedding with Seunghyun's arm around her. Someone even cropped it and sent it to Seunghyun, which he tweeted. It helps they share(d) the same guitar teacher (with Music/CNBlue's Jonghyun too).
** Jaejin and Juniel got a bit of this too when they did a wedding shoot together on Fashion Killer and near-kissing was involved. They also sang "[[Disney/{{Aladdin}} A Whole New World]]" together as the "new" Romantic J (a subunit comprising Juniel and CNB's Jonghyun which was supposed to be romantic) at an FNC Kingdom concert.

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** Hongki/Jonghun, Hongki/Jaejin give the most moments in the group by purposely being overly intimate with each other and making vague statements about them belonging to each other. Jaejin/Seunghyun and Seunghyun/Minhwan are also not shy about skinship and whatnot.
whatnot. This is all despite them constantly talking about their love lives (with females) and stating they consider each other brothers.
** Seunghyun and labelmate Song Eunyi for subunit Two Song Place had some mild skinship in their "Age-Height" MV (including him holding her) and performances.performances (including him holding her shoulders). Mostly PlayedForLaughs (and also the point of the song, which questions males' skewered and specific preferences for height, age and looks in women).
** Seunghyun and labelmate Music/{{Juniel}}. They're often found next to each other, were playful together when pre-recording a Gayo Daejun collaboration and there's a photo of them and other members at a staff wedding with Seunghyun's arm around her. Someone even cropped it and sent it to Seunghyun, which he tweeted. It helps they share(d) the same guitar teacher (with Music/CNBlue's Jonghyun too).
** Jaejin and Juniel Music/{{Juniel}} got a bit of this too when they did a wedding shoot together on Fashion Killer and near-kissing was involved. They also sang "[[Disney/{{Aladdin}} A Whole New World]]" together at an FNC Kingdom concert as the "new" Romantic J (a J, a subunit originally comprising Juniel and CNB's Jonghyun which was supposed to be romantic) at an FNC Kingdom concert.had a rather romantic concept (judging by the promoted love song and love-story MV).



* SpellingSong: Self-titled song "FT Island".

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* SpellingSong: Self-titled song "FT Island".Island" which constantly spells out their name.



* TitleDrop: Common of course. Title track examples include "Bad Woman", "Flower Rock" and "Madly" (obviously many songs like the 1st and 3rd songs are said in Korean or Japanese and not its English translation).
* TitleTrack: Their Japanese singles.

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* ThatSyncingFeeling:
** Hongki never lipsyncs at concerts and ''very'' rarely does it at music shows. The few times he has to do it is when his voice is in terrible condition and needs time to recover, like once during "Love Love Love". This is likely to avoid the infamous Gayo Daejun performance when a sick Hongki sang a lot worse than usual. He doesn't bother hiding it by usually warning in advance or clarifying after the performance that yes he had to lipsync.
** The others, like other bands, unfortunately are forced to handsync on most Korean music shows due to the shows' stance on being environment-friendly and the long time it takes to set up instruments. This got them a lot of accusations of being a fake band at first which really stressed everyone out, as they ''always'' play live at concerts and every other possible event. The public thankfully has become aware that they're forced to handsync and have also questioned Korean music shows' inability to cater to bands.
* TitleDrop: Common of course. Title track track/promoted song examples include "Bad Woman", "Flower Rock" and "Madly" (obviously many songs like the 1st and 3rd songs are said in Korean or Japanese and not its English translation).
* TitleTrack: Their Japanese singles.TrademarkFavoriteFood: Members mentioning Minhwan and his love for chicken is a RunningGag. He especially likes fried chicken.



* TrueCompanions:
** The whole group is quite close due to nearly growing up together during their young trainee years, and consider and refer to each other as brothers in a genuine yet non-forced chummy manner. Thanks to this, they are determined to stick by one another in the good and hard times.
** Chocoball group, which comprises Hongki, Jonghun and other AB-blooded people such as Music/SuperJunior's Heechul (the founder) and Jang Geun Suk. They constantly hung out together before their disassociation, even appearing in Heechul's subunit's MV.
** 91 line are one of the most famous kpop friendship groups as they often hang out and post photos together. It comprises Jaejin and other 91-born idols such as Music/SHINee's Key, 2AM's Jinwoon, miss A's Min, Music/{{MBLAQ}}'s Mir, Music/{{Kara}}'s former member Nicole...
** A 92 line group has more or less been formed with Seunghyun, Minhwan and some others including After School's [[Music/OrangeCaramel Lizzy]] and Music/BlockB's Park Kyung and Zico. It's mostly evident on twitter where they often hold rather humourous and chummy conversations.
** With Music/CNBlue, the labelmates who debuted after them. The two are the core of FNC and were their only artists for a while before the others came along. Despite constant comparisons and their silly fandom wars, they're still good friends.



** Mostly common in their PowerBallads, eg "Severely", "Madly", "Bad Woman".

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** Mostly common in their PowerBallads, {{Power Ballad}}s, eg "Severely", "Madly", "Bad Woman".



* TrueCompanions: The whole group is quite close due to nearly growing up together during their young trainee years, and consider and refer to each other as brothers in a genuine yet non-forced chummy manner. Thanks to this, they are determined to stick by one another in the good and hard times.



** Jaejin and Hongki. They always take jabs at each other but are very good friends and a [[HoYay popular ship]].
** Seunghyun and Hongki, who truly value each other but otherwise clash a lot. In a Weekly Idol episode the [=MCs=] even jokingly held a counselling-like session for the two of them. Seunghyun also once said he wants to make his own company and have Hongki work for him.
** Minhwan and Wonbin were this. The latter would often bully the former especially if aegyo was involved - nevertheless they have a strong brother relationship.

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** Jaejin and Hongki. They always take jabs at each other but are very good friends and a [[HoYay popular ship]].
ship.
** Seunghyun and Hongki, who truly value each other but otherwise clash a lot. In a Weekly Idol episode the [=MCs=] even jokingly held a counselling-like session for the two of them. Seunghyun also once said he wants to make his own company and have Hongki work for him.
him, while Hongki's response to what he'd do if he could be Seunghyun for a day was, "I don't want to be him."
** Minhwan and Wonbin were this. The latter would often bully the former especially if aegyo was involved - nevertheless they have showed a strong brother brother-like relationship.



** Hongki/Jaejin/Seunghyun, especially the first two - more apparent in their Japanese singles though.
** Rap Tag Team variant: Jaejin and Seunghyun in "I Hope", "Hello Hello" and "Like The Birds".

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** Hongki/Jaejin/Seunghyun, especially the first two - more apparent in their Japanese singles though.
though. While Hongki is the main vocalist, the subvocalists' lines are often quite generous and are on par with Hongki's.
** Rap Tag Team variant: Jaejin and Seunghyun in "I Hope", "Hello Hello" and "Like The Birds".Birds" where their raps are quite even and often even rap together.



** Jaejin deleted his (old) twitter without warning and still has not provided a reason for why he did it. The main speculation for why he did so was that beforehand he tweeted a made-up phone number jokingly asking everyone to call it. [[GoneHorriblyRight The number turned out to be real and said number got numerous calls,]] and Jaejin felt pretty bad about it.
** Minhwan has not tweeted on his twitter for a ''long'' time (his last tweet was 2012), and he had no other social media for a long time until he got a Weibo in 2014 - and even then he hardly updates that, so many fans have been left to wonder since 2012 just what he's up to in his free time and why he refuses to use his twitter. He's joked about his twitter absence to fans with the reason being that [[LameExcuse he's busy playing LoL with his sister]] but has otherwise given no reason. It's a celebration for Primadonnas whenever he does so much as ''appears'' in a member's social media.

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** Jaejin deleted his (old) twitter without warning and still has not provided a reason for why he did it.warning. The main speculation for why he did so was that beforehand he tweeted a made-up phone number jokingly asking everyone to call it. [[GoneHorriblyRight The number turned out to be real and said number got numerous calls,]] and Jaejin felt pretty bad about it.
it. However he has still not provided a reason for why he did it and doesn't seem to intend to.
** Minhwan has not tweeted on his twitter for a ''long'' time (his last tweet was 2012), and he had no other social media for a long time until he got a Weibo in 2014 - and even then he hardly updates that, so many fans have been left to wonder since 2012 just what he's up to in his free time and why he refuses to use his twitter. He's joked about his twitter absence to fans with the reason being that [[LameExcuse he's busy playing LoL with his sister]] but has otherwise given no reason. It's a celebration for Primadonnas whenever he does so much as ''appears'' in a member's social media.



* WholesomeCrossdresser: All members, more than once. Not surprising since crossdressing for whatever reason is a given when one is in a kpop BoyBand.
** [[ButtMonkey Jaejin and Seunghyun]] are the ones subject to this the most. See their Hangul Live episodes where they ''will'' be the girls if there has to be one.
*** Lampshaded by Jaejin in their BoysBeforeFlowers parody where he walks into F4's room and [[BreakingTheFourthWall wonders which guy he is]]... then he realizes he's in a girls uniform and cries (in English), "Geum Jandi? Tell me why!"
*** [[RunningGag Actress/dancer Seungsoon]] appeared at least twice in Idol Maknae Rebellion, one [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_jc04ZWXiy3M/S1WcBqxahcI/AAAAAAAAANg/xZ80f_wH5g4/s400/tumblr_kuz5ivPVmo1qa2fcvo1_500.jpg for a "pageant" with other fellow "girls".]][[note]]Seunghyun, Music/UKiss' Dongho, T-Max's Yunhwa and 2AM's Jinwoon.[[/note]]
*** Even a ''predebut'' photo of Seunghyun has him crossdressing.
** In their first concert in Thailand, Hongki rapped with a girl for his solo. Said girl [[TheReveal turned out]] to be Jonghun lipsyncing and in drag.

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* WholesomeCrossdresser: All members, more than once. Not surprising since crossdressing for whatever reason is a given when one is in a kpop BoyBand.
** [[ButtMonkey Jaejin and Seunghyun]] are the ones subject
Besides CrosscastRole, all members have at least once been crossdressed on shows simply to this the most. See their Hangul Live episodes where show off what great {{Attractive Bent Gender}}s they ''will'' be the girls if there has to be one.
*** Lampshaded by Jaejin in their BoysBeforeFlowers parody where he walks into F4's room and [[BreakingTheFourthWall wonders which guy he is]]... then he realizes he's in a girls uniform and cries (in English), "Geum Jandi? Tell me why!"
***
are.
** At least two of
[[RunningGag Actress/dancer Seungsoon]] appeared at least twice in actress Seungsoon's appearances]] were on Idol Maknae Rebellion, one Rebellion and specifically showed off what a great girl she made. One time in particular was a "pageant" that [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_jc04ZWXiy3M/S1WcBqxahcI/AAAAAAAAANg/xZ80f_wH5g4/s400/tumblr_kuz5ivPVmo1qa2fcvo1_500.jpg for a "pageant" with other fellow "girls".]][[note]]Seunghyun, Music/UKiss' Dongho, T-Max's Yunhwa and 2AM's Jinwoon.[[/note]]
*** Even a ''predebut'' photo of Seunghyun has him crossdressing.
** In their first concert in Thailand, Hongki rapped with a girl for his solo. Said girl [[TheReveal turned out]]
crossdressed all the male members to be Jonghun lipsyncing and in drag.see who was the most attractive girl]].
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* BigLittleBrother: Seunghyun, the second youngest yet also the tallest at over 180cm[[note]]his official profile says 180cm but it's confirmed that he's grown taller since.[[/note]]
* BreakupSong: A good deal of their ballads, from hit song "Lovesick" to the more recent "Madly".

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* BigLittleBrother: Seunghyun, the second youngest (and not by much) yet also the tallest at over 180cm[[note]]his official profile says 180cm but it's confirmed that he's grown taller since.[[/note]]
* BreakupSong: A good deal of their ballads, from hit song "Lovesick" to the more recent later title song "Madly".



* FunnyBackgroundEvent: They do this a lot, [[{{Troll}} especially to each other]].

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* FunnyBackgroundEvent: They do this a lot, [[{{Troll}} especially to each other]].other.



* HeterosexualLifePartners:
** All the members with each other, but especially maknae line Seunghyun/Minhwan, hyung/90 line Hongki/Jonghun and VitriolicBestBuds Hongki/Jaejin who are seen with each other the most.
** Hongki/Music/SuperJunior's Heechul, Hongki/One Ok Rock's Taka, Hongki/Music/{{B2ST}}'s Junhyung have constantly been seen hanging out together. Super Junior members have even complained about Heechul hanging out with him too much.
** Minhwan and Music/{{Infinite}}'s Myungsoo. They often stick together when their respective groups are in the same event, Minhwan used to tweet to him often and Myungsoo's thanked him in one of his albums.
** Jonghun and Music/BigBang's Seungri are seen together a lot in selcas.
** Some of the members and actor Park Jibin, especially Seunghyun. They have taken many photos together and seem to hang out often in their free time.
** Jaejin and Music/SHINee's Key. They're close due to both being part of their 91-liner group, and Key once called Jaejin and made him choose between himself and Seunghyun.



* MusicVideoOvershadowing: Often the case.
** "I Hope". Song: Upbeat song with bittersweet lyrics of the singer missing his old love, saying "even if I see you again, you're my love" and "if I am born again, all I want is you". Video: The band goes back in time and becomes famous by constantly winning on this music competition show. ''Although'', it could apply to [[spoiler:Hongki and his girlfriend whom he leaves before returning to his own time. In the current timeline at the end, a girl can be seen sitting in dark while touching the FT Island pick that Hongki gave to his girlfriend, implying that she's the same girl and hasn't forgotten him.]]
** "Hello Hello". Song: Typical break-up song where the singer can't forget his beloved and wants them back back. Video: Hongki goes in a burning building to save his band members.
** "Love Love Love". Song: The singer's anguish as his lover leaves him. Video: The band performing while these two marionettes struggle to be together because their strings stop them from getting too close. [[spoiler:And then they set said strings on fire and burn to their death while they finally get to hug each other.]]
** "Stay". Song: another typical post-break up love song. Video: The members writing, discussing and performing their song(s) in their studio.



* NewSoundAlbum: "Cross and Change", where the band known for their rock ballads went nearly-full pop rock. They have now embraced both sounds however and will waver between both.
* NotAMorningPerson: Minhwan, Jaejin and Seunghyun can be woken up pretty easily. Jonghun takes a bit more effort. To get Hongki up, it takes three members playing the xylophone, clapping and yelling.
** In an older reality show episode when they were in Japan, Hongki was also the last one up. When he still wouldn't budge from his bed, Minhwan [[DramaQueen concluded he was dead and mourned for him.]]

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* NewSoundAlbum: "Cross and Change", where the band known for their rock ballads went nearly-full pop rock. They have now embraced both sounds however and will waver between both.
both
* NonAppearingTitle: They often stick to the TitleTrop trope for title tracks but sometimes invoke this one too. Title track examples include "Love Sick, "After Love" and "Distance",
* NotAMorningPerson: Minhwan, Jaejin and Seunghyun can be woken up pretty easily. Jonghun takes a bit more effort. To get Hongki up, it takes three members playing the xylophone, clapping and yelling.
** In an older reality show episode when they were in Japan,
yelling. This one time, Hongki was also the last one up. When he still wouldn't budge from his bed, too stubborn to move let alone get out of bed that Minhwan [[DramaQueen concluded he was dead and mourned for him.]]



** Jaejin and Juniel got a bit of this too when they did a wedding shoot together on Fashion Killer and near-kissing was involved. They also sang "[[Disney/{{Aladdin}} A Whole New World]]" together as the "new" Romantic J (a subunit comprising Juniel and CNB's Jonghyun which was supposed to be romantic).

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** Jaejin and Juniel got a bit of this too when they did a wedding shoot together on Fashion Killer and near-kissing was involved. They also sang "[[Disney/{{Aladdin}} A Whole New World]]" together as the "new" Romantic J (a subunit comprising Juniel and CNB's Jonghyun which was supposed to be romantic).romantic) at an FNC Kingdom concert.



* SingerNamedrop: In the song "Troublemaker" their name is spelt out in the background towards the end.



* SpellingSong: Self-titled song "FT Island". Their name is also spelled out towards the end in "Troublemaker".

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* SpellingSong: Self-titled song "FT Island". Their name is also spelled out towards the end in "Troublemaker".



** Before leaving, Wonbin was the one apparently best at Japanese. His goodbye letter, while likely written by someone else, was otherwise said quite fluently.

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** Before leaving, Wonbin was the one apparently best at Japanese. His goodbye letter, while likely written by someone else, was otherwise said quite fluently.



* TitleDrop: Common of course. Title track examples include "Bad Woman", "Flower Rock" and "Madly" (obviously many songs like the 1st and 3rd songs are said in Korean or Japanese and not its English translation).



** The whole group is quite close due to nearly growing up together during their young trainee years, and consider and refer to each other as brothers in a genuine yet non-forced chummy manner. Thanks to this, they are determined to stick by one another in the good and hard times. All members are

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** The whole group is quite close due to nearly growing up together during their young trainee years, and consider and refer to each other as brothers in a genuine yet non-forced chummy manner. Thanks to this, they are determined to stick by one another in the good and hard times. All members are



* TruckDriversGearChange: Common in their songs especially when they go into the chorus for the last time.
** Mostly common in their PowerBallads, eg "Severely", "Madly", "Bad Woman".
** Not uncommon in their pop or rockier music either, eg. "I Hope", "Hello Hello", "Like A Bird".



** Jaejin deleted his (old) twitter without warning and still has not provided a reason for why he did it.
*** The main speculation for why he did so is that beforehand he tweeted a made-up phone number jokingly asking everyone to call it. [[GoneHorriblyRight The number turned out to be real and said number got numerous calls,]] and Jaejin felt pretty bad about it.
** Minhwan has not tweeted on his twitter for a ''long'' time (his last tweet was 2012), and he had no other social media for a long time until he got a Weibo in 2014 - and even then he hardly updates that, so many fans have been left to wonder since 2012 just what he's up to in his free time and why he refuses to use his twitter. He's joked about his twitter absence to fans with the reason being that [[LameExcuse he's busy playing LoL with his sister]] but has otherwise given no reason. It's a celebration for Primadonnas whenever he simply ''appears'' in a member's social media.

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** Jaejin deleted his (old) twitter without warning and still has not provided a reason for why he did it.
***
it. The main speculation for why he did so is was that beforehand he tweeted a made-up phone number jokingly asking everyone to call it. [[GoneHorriblyRight The number turned out to be real and said number got numerous calls,]] and Jaejin felt pretty bad about it.
** Minhwan has not tweeted on his twitter for a ''long'' time (his last tweet was 2012), and he had no other social media for a long time until he got a Weibo in 2014 - and even then he hardly updates that, so many fans have been left to wonder since 2012 just what he's up to in his free time and why he refuses to use his twitter. He's joked about his twitter absence to fans with the reason being that [[LameExcuse he's busy playing LoL with his sister]] but has otherwise given no reason. It's a celebration for Primadonnas whenever he simply does so much as ''appears'' in a member's social media.
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* TheUnfavourite: Fan exaggerations and business perspective aside, it is clear FNC isn't doing their best with them compared to everyone else especially in regards to their musical freedom and promotions. On one hand, the CEO has been taking some hints and been trying to improve things such as letting the boys participate in musicals and allowing Hongki to create his fashion brand. However he's not very considerate with giving the members well-deserved creative control in their music nor decent promotions to go with it even though they are ''very'' good songwriters and want the whole world to know about it. It's mainly this one aspect that the CEO fails in which may seem minor to outsiders - yet it's also what members and fans care about and are frustrated with the most.

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* TheUnfavourite: Fan exaggerations and business perspective aside, it is it's clear FNC the "parent" isn't doing their best with them compared to everyone else especially in regards to their musical freedom and promotions. On one hand, the "sibling" labelmates. The CEO has been taking occasionally zig-zags this when he does take some hints and been trying to improve things such as letting the boys participate in them do musicals and allowing Hongki to create his fashion brand. finally giving them a (almost) world tour. However he's his biggest issue is him not very considerate with giving the members them well-deserved creative music control in their music nor decent promotions to go with it even though they are good promotions, despite them being ''very'' good songwriters and want the whole world to know clear about it. It's mainly how important it is to them that they expose themselves and their own music to the world. Contrast, for example, their lack of attention in Korea 2014 (eg. no official comeback) to the ''three'' Korean comebacks that year for AOA and their lack of artistic freedom to CN Blue's more flexible music control. Though this one aspect that the CEO fails in which may seem can be minor to outsiders - yet outsiders, it's also what members and fans care about and are frustrated with the most.most. None of them are hush about their resentment towards the CEO (they and rational fans of course show no prejudice to their labelmates who have no say in the matter).
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A [[KoreanPopMusic South Korean idol rock band]], F.T. Island, short for Five Treasure Island, was the first group to debut under FNC Music (now FNC Entertainment) in 2007. Subunit FT Triple[[note]]Jaejin, Jonghun, Minhwan[[/note]] also officially promoted in 2009. The group comprises
* Choi Jonghun, the leader, lead guitarist and keyboardist. Mainly plays the keyboard in FT Triple.

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A [[KoreanPopMusic South Korean idol rock band]], F.T. Island, short for Five Treasure Island, was the first group to debut under FNC Music (now FNC Entertainment) in 2007. Subunit Their subunit FT Triple[[note]]Jaejin, Jonghun, Minhwan[[/note]] also officially promoted in 2009. The group comprises
* Choi Jonghun, the leader, lead guitarist and keyboardist. Mainly plays Also the keyboard keyboardist and guitarist in FT Triple.



* Oh Wonbin, the original rapper, subvocalist and rhythmic guitarist, and also played harmonica. He left FT Island at the start of 2009 for "musical differences"; he became a soloist under FNC before eventually leaving to join another company and focus on acting.

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* Oh Wonbin, the original rapper, subvocalist and rhythmic guitarist, and also played harmonica. He left FT Island at the start of 2009 for "musical differences"; he became a soloist under FNC and briefly promoted in Korea and Japan before eventually leaving to join another company and to focus on acting.



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* ''All About'' (2014) (a non-promoted album which consists of Korean versions of some of their Japanese songs, and was made a "present" for their fans)

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* ''All ''Japan Best - All About'' (2014) (a non-promoted album which consists of Korean versions of some of their Japanese songs, and was made a "present" for their fans)



** ''The One'' (2008)[[note]]their last release with Wonbin[[/note]], ''I Believe Myself'' (2009), ''Raining'' (2009)

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** ''The One'' (2008)[[note]]their One''[[note]]their last release with Wonbin[[/note]], Wonbin[[/note]] (2008), ''I Believe Myself'' (2009), ''Raining'' ''Raining''[[note]]"Everything Is Impossible" is an FT Triple song[[/note]] (2009)



This band provides examples of:
* AerithAndBob:
** Seunghyun's guitars are called Akugii, Guitar 1, Guitar 2 etc., Jonghun calls his guitars Girlfriend 1, Girlfriend 2 etc., Minhwan's calls his drums his rival, Hongki calls his microphone his girlfriend, and Jaejin calls one of his basses... Chris.
** In SF Heroes [[RetCon (the dance group anyways)]] there's the usual Hongki, Minhwan, Jonghun and Seunghyun... and then there's Zaizhen[[note]]Jaejin's Chinese alias[[/note]].

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This !!This band provides examples of:
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* AerithAndBob:
**
AerithAndBob: Seunghyun's guitars are called Akugii, Guitar 1, Guitar 2 etc., Jonghun calls his guitars Girlfriend 1, Girlfriend 2 etc., Minhwan's calls his drums his rival, Hongki calls his microphone his girlfriend, and Jaejin calls girlfriend. Amongst all these odd choices of instrument petnames is one of his basses... Chris.
** In SF Heroes [[RetCon (the dance group anyways)]] there's the usual Hongki, Minhwan, Jonghun and Seunghyun... and then there's Zaizhen[[note]]Jaejin's Chinese alias[[/note]].
Jaejin's basses whom he calls... Chris.



** Hongki cameo'd in an episode of Series/MyGirlfriendIsANineTailedFox.

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** Hongki cameo'd in an episode of Series/MyGirlfriendIsANineTailedFox.Series/MyGirlfriendIsANineTailedFox as [[Series/YouAreBeautiful Jeremy]].



* TheCutie: Minhwan, especially at debut when he was really young. His aegyo and adorable and innocent personality/looks won many nuna hearts. He's matured and can't pull off aegyo anymore but fans still see him as this due to him being the smallest and youngest member with a happy personality.

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* TheCutie: Minhwan, especially at debut when he was really young. His aegyo and adorable and innocent personality/looks personality and looks won many nuna hearts. He's Mostly averted now that he's matured - he's not as naiive and can't pull off aegyo anymore anymore, but fans still see him as this due to him being the smallest and youngest member with a happy simple happy-go personality.



* DarkerAndEdgier:
** In their MV for "Hello Hello". Hongki's [[DeadAllAlong implied to be a ghost and dead since the very start]], and he tries to save his fellow members who are stuck in a burning building, which is surrounded by news reporters and the fire brigade.
** The PV for Japanese album promotion track [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EG5fV-rEkNU Free]]. There's dark make-up, smoking, drinking, and [[spoiler:Hongki throwing a punch at... himself.]]

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* DarkerAndEdgier:
DarkerAndEdgier:
** In their Concept and song-wise there's "Love Love Love" after the more cheerful "I Hope", "Severely" after the happy-go "Like The Birds" and "Memory" after the very poppy "I Wish".
** MV-wise there's the relatively dark (and confusing)
MV for "Hello Hello".Hello" which followed the happier "I Hope" and slightly-melancholy "Love Love Love" [=MVs=]. Hongki's [[DeadAllAlong implied to be a ghost and dead since the very start]], and he tries to save his fellow members who are stuck in a burning building, which is surrounded by news reporters and the fire brigade.
** The PV for Japanese album promotion track [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EG5fV-rEkNU Free]].Free]], when first released, was their "edgiest" MV at the time. There's dark make-up, smoking, drinking, and [[spoiler:Hongki throwing a punch at... himself.]]]] All typical characteristics of a rebellious gang, an aspect never really shown with the band up until then. The song itself also carries much more edge than just about all their previous songs due to the heavy and wild instrumentation.



** FT Triple focuses on Jaejin, Jonghun and Minhwan. They first performed as this subunit in early concerts to give Hongki and Wonbin a rest from singing, ans they official promoted in 2009 while Hongki and Seunghyun were busy with individual activities.
** Jonghun surprisingly sings a lot in "You and I", as well as Jaejin (though less surprising) - Hongki doesn't sing in it at all until within the last minute where he mostly does adlibs only.
** Part 2 of the "Heaven" MV solely focuses on Jaejin and his love interest.
** Jonghun in the "Madly" MV... [[AvertedTrope sort of]]. He was supposed to be the main actor yet the MV still ended up being 50% Hongki, with maybe 30% Jonghun and 20% everyone else.
** Jaejin has his own OST for Hongki's drama "Bride of the Century".
** Jonghun has a solo song called "Somang" for compilation album "Simboorum", composed by their CEO Hang Sung Ho.

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** FT Triple focuses on instrumentalists Jaejin, Jonghun and Minhwan. They first performed as this subunit in early concerts to give Hongki and Wonbin a rest from singing, ans and they official promoted in 2009 while Hongki and Seunghyun were busy with individual activities.
activities. It especially brought more attention to Jaejin as a vocalist since he only just started to get more lines at their time of debut.
** Jonghun surprisingly sings a lot in "You and I", I" despite not even being an official subvocalist, as well as Jaejin (though less surprising) surprising since he was becoming an AscendedExtra back then) - Hongki doesn't sing in it at all until within the last minute where he mostly does adlibs only.
** Part 2 of the "Heaven" MV solely focuses on Jaejin and his love interest.
interest - the first member to have one all to himself and a vast contrast to previous Hongki-eccentric [=MVs=] (he wouldn't be the only member in it but he was usually the one with the most spotlight).
** Jonghun in the "Madly" MV... [[AvertedTrope sort of]]. He or was supposed to]]. He was meant to be the main actor actor, yet the MV still ended up being 50% Hongki, with maybe 30% Jonghun and 20% everyone else.
** Jaejin Jaejin, besides his StepUpToTheMicrophone moments, has his own OST for Hongki's drama "Bride of the Century".
** Jonghun Jonghun, despite not even being a subvocalist, has a solo song called "Somang" for the compilation album "Simboorum", composed by their CEO Hang Sung Ho.



** To newer labelmate [[Music/{{AOA}} AOA Black.]]
*** AOA's Choa can be seen as this for Hongki, due to both being power vocalists with similar voices. She sang a bit of Madly once and even has her own version of Hongki's "Bride of the Century" OST "Words I Couldn't Say".
** Labelmate Music/{{Juniel}} is called the female Hongki within their company because she is also outspoken and not afraid to challenge their CEO.

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** To newer their younger labelmate [[Music/{{AOA}} Music/{{AOA}}'s band half of the group, AOA Black.]]
Black.
*** AOA's Choa can be seen as this for Hongki, due to both being power vocalists with similar voices. She sang a bit of Madly once and even has her own version of Hongki's "Bride of the Century" OST "Words I Couldn't Say".
Say". FNC emphasised this by having the two sing the song together in their 2014 FNC Kingdom duet stage as well as another song.
** Labelmate Music/{{Juniel}} is called the female Hongki within their company because she is also outspoken and not afraid to challenge their CEO.CEO like he is.



* DressRehearsalVideo: Naturally, as most music videos include footage of them playing their instruments and performing as a band with a stage-setting.
* ElegantClassicalMusician: In a rock ballad band full of attractive people? Everyone, [[CaptainObvious duh]] (yes Hongki included when he does get to play guitar or drums).

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* DressRehearsalVideo: Naturally, as most music videos include footage of them playing their instruments and performing as a band with in a stage-setting.
* ElegantClassicalMusician: In a rock ballad band full of attractive people? Everyone, [[CaptainObvious duh]] (yes Hongki included when he does get to play guitar or drums). Only for their ballads and mellower stuff of course - it's the exact opposite (although still beautiful in their own way) when they go all out playing their harder stuff.



** Some fans would rather not remind themselves nor anyone else what FT Island actually stands for.

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** Some fans would rather not remind themselves nor anyone else what FT Island actually stands for. The "five treasures" is acceptable since it's symbolic, the "island" makes... not as much as sense and is not as cool.



** Minhwan was a big fan of Nicole, formerly from Music/{{Kara}}. He has since moved on to A Pink's Bomi.
** Jaejin had his Suzy (from Miss A) phase. Other members have also expressed interest in her.
** Jonghun for labelmate Music/{{AOA}}. He especially likes Mina, who was once also Jaejin's phone wallpaper.

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** Minhwan was a big fan of Nicole, formerly from Music/{{Kara}}. He has since moved on to A Pink's Music/APink's Bomi.
** Jaejin had his Suzy (from Miss A) phase. Other members have also expressed interest in her.
her, often calling her one of the prettiest girl group members or their ideal type.
** Jonghun for labelmate Music/{{AOA}}. He He's been overly supportive of them since debut and especially likes Mina, who was once also Jaejin's phone wallpaper.



* FanCommunityNickNames: Primadonna, named after one of their songs from their debut album "Cheerful Sensibility".
* {{Fanservice}}: More blatant in their early years, but still provide some now of course. Especially when Jonghun's shirt is off.
* TheFashionista: Hongki, who enjoys showing off his newest nail polish/decorations on Twitter. He has won a Fashionista Award, and even an award for his nail art too. He has also recently started his first fashion brand [[http://skullhong.com/ Skullhong]].

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* FanCommunityNickNames: Primadonna, named after one of their songs from their debut album "Cheerful Sensibility".
* {{Fanservice}}: More blatant in their early years, years as typical of any BoyBand, but they still provide some now and then of course. Especially when Jonghun's shirt is off.
off either in concerts, photoshoots or selcas.
* TheFashionista: Hongki, who enjoys showing off his newest nail polish/decorations on Twitter. He has won a Fashionista Award, and even an award for his nail art too. He has also recently started his first fashion brand [[http://skullhong.com/ Skullhong]].



* FoodSongsAreFunny: Subverted with "Morning Coffee" and "Black Chocolate" which are more tearjerkers than anything else.

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* FoodSongsAreFunny: Subverted with "Morning Coffee" and "Black Chocolate" which are more tearjerkers than anything else.else and are mostly about their bitterness over love and whatnot.



** Hongki, who often works with them when acting and gets along quite well.
** Seunghyun, who often posts photos of him with his little cousins or other children. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebVqtS2T7vI There's also an adorable fancam]] of him at a fan-signing event where he's messing around with a boy.
** All the members with well-known mixed child stars Aleyna and Lincoln at Music/{{Juniel}}'s "Pretty Boy" party event.

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** Hongki, who often works with them when acting and gets along quite well.
well due to his friendly and funny personality.
** Seunghyun, who often posts photos of him with his little cousins or other children. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebVqtS2T7vI There's also an adorable fancam]] of him at a fan-signing event where he's messing around with a boy.
boy, which shows how easy-going he is even to children.
** All the members with well-known mixed child stars Aleyna and Lincoln at Music/{{Juniel}}'s "Pretty Boy" party event.event, judging from their chummy photos together and fanaccounts of Lincoln messing around with some members (including going along with their pranks on each other).



* FunWithForeignLanguages:
** While their songs do contain snippets of English, Seunghyun's "Good Morning Bob" videos are infamous for abusing English.

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* FunWithForeignLanguages:
**
FunWithForeignLanguages: While their songs do contain snippets of English, they also show instances of this outside of their music:
** ,
Seunghyun's "Good Morning Bob" videos are infamous for abusing English.English and much of the entertainment is from his extreme misuse.



** They appeared on a Japanese show where they [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y971nKCiHvo attempted to learn English phrases]]. [[HilarityEnsues Hilarity ensued.]]

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** They appeared on a Japanese show where they [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y971nKCiHvo attempted to learn English phrases]]. Much of the entertainment from that show was due to [[HilarityEnsues Hilarity the hilarity that ensued.]]



** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfhq2HrR1wM This exchange]] from Hongki and Jaejin:

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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfhq2HrR1wM This random exchange]] from between Hongki and Jaejin:Jaejin during a Japanese interview:



** [[http://ninabinhwan.tumblr.com/post/75358113823/learn-english-with-lee-jaejin Jaejin's (old) twitter]] was notorious for random nonsensical English, and fans had fun trying to figure our what they meant half the time.

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** [[http://ninabinhwan.tumblr.com/post/75358113823/learn-english-with-lee-jaejin Jaejin's (old) twitter]] was notorious for random nonsensical English, English tweets he wrote for fun, and fans had fun a ball trying to figure our what they meant half the time.



** The members overall are this, and even won a "Fun and Fearless" award at one of the Golden Disc Awards.

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** The members overall are this, and even this - their hyperactive andeven won a "Fun and Fearless" award at one of the Golden Disc Awards.



-->'''Hongki:''' ''(at a Singapore concert)'' Minhwan is... die.
** Seunghyun's another frequent abuser, as seen in the "Good Morning Bob" videos. Also try interpreting a ''thing'' of what he's saying in his talking segments of "It's U", both studio version and live.

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-->'''Hongki:''' ''(at a Singapore concert)'' concert, trying to tell the audience Minhwan can't greet them because there's no microphone at his drumset)'' Minhwan is... Minhwan is die.
** Seunghyun's another frequent abuser, as seen in the "Good Morning Bob" videos. videos which includes him calling the kitchen a "chicken" and his quote in the FunWithForeignLanguages entry. Also try interpreting a ''thing'' of what he's saying in his talking segments of "It's U", both studio version and live.live - not even fans who've wrote transcripts and translated the lyrics have a clue what he's saying.



* HeightAngst: Hongki and Minhwan, who are estimated to be less than 170cm tall. They frequently worry about working alongside tall females.
** Hongki was even initially rejected from FT Island due to his short height, until they called him back. He called out on their CEO in a talk show, complaining he only pays attention to the tall people in FNC. Fellow shortie labelmates present also backed him up.
** Minhwan's ideal girl is short, "preferably 163cm or less".

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* HeightAngst: Hongki and Minhwan, HeightAngst:
** Hongki,
who are is estimated to be less than 170cm tall. They frequently worry about working alongside tall females.
** Hongki
despite what his profile says. He was even initially rejected from FT Island due to his short height, until they called him back. He called out on their CEO in a talk show, show for this, complaining he only pays attention to the tall people in FNC. Fellow shortie labelmates present also backed him up.
** Minhwan's Minhwan, who is the shortest and also said to be less than 170cm tall. He's nervous when he works alongside tall girls (such as Music/{{AOA}}'s Hyejeong in their "I Wish" MV), and his ideal girl is short, "preferably 163cm or less".



** All the members with each other, but especially maknae line Seunghyun/Minhwan, hyung/90 line Hongki/Jonghun and VitriolicBestBuds Hongki/Jaejin.
** Hongki/Music/SuperJunior's Heechul, Hongki/One Ok Rock's Taka, Hongki/Music/{{B2ST}}'s Junhyung. Super Junior members have even complained about Heechul hanging out with him too much.
** Minhwan and Music/{{Infinite}}'s Myungsoo.
** Jonghun and Music/BigBang's Seungri.
** Some of the members and actor Park Jibin, especially Seunghyun. They have taken many photos together.
** Jaejin and Music/SHINee's Key.
* HighSchoolMusical: Jaejin played Troy in the Korean musical version. Yes, really.

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** All the members with each other, but especially maknae line Seunghyun/Minhwan, hyung/90 line Hongki/Jonghun and VitriolicBestBuds Hongki/Jaejin.
Hongki/Jaejin who are seen with each other the most.
** Hongki/Music/SuperJunior's Heechul, Hongki/One Ok Rock's Taka, Hongki/Music/{{B2ST}}'s Junhyung.Junhyung have constantly been seen hanging out together. Super Junior members have even complained about Heechul hanging out with him too much.
** Minhwan and Music/{{Infinite}}'s Myungsoo.
Myungsoo. They often stick together when their respective groups are in the same event, Minhwan used to tweet to him often and Myungsoo's thanked him in one of his albums.
** Jonghun and Music/BigBang's Seungri.
Seungri are seen together a lot in selcas.
** Some of the members and actor Park Jibin, especially Seunghyun. They have taken many photos together.
together and seem to hang out often in their free time.
** Jaejin and Music/SHINee's Key.
* HighSchoolMusical:
Key. They're close due to both being part of their 91-liner group, and Key once called Jaejin played Troy in the Korean musical version. Yes, really.and made him choose between himself and Seunghyun.



** The person who scouted Jonghun followed and persuaded him because of his good looks.

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** The person who scouted Jonghun followed and persuaded him because of his good looks.looks and ulzzang fame.



* IdolSinger: They fight against this image, however, wanting to be known not as idols but as real musicians.
* IllGirl: The Weekly Idol [=MCs=] were jokingly convinced Jaejin was a gender-inverted example, always saying he looked like a sickly old man and worrying over him getting tired. In his latest appearance on the 2014 special episode, they were finally satisfied with how healthy he looked. [[invoked]]

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* IdolSinger: They Started off as this - they fight against this image, however, wanting to be known not as idols but as real musicians.
* IllGirl: The Weekly Idol [=MCs=] were jokingly convinced Jaejin was a gender-inverted example, always saying he looked like a sickly old man and worrying over him getting tired. It was a RunningGag and they once even gave him a health drink. In his latest appearance on the in their 2014 special episode, they were finally satisfied with how healthy he looked. [[invoked]]



** As their main vocalist, Hongki gets many of these whether it be in ballads or much heavier rock songs. He generally pulls them off well[[note]]sadly his voice condition has deteriorated and is struggling to handle them now[[/note]] and is why he's praised a lot for his vocals.
** Jaejin has acquired a lot of these following his continuous vocal improvement, for example in "Paper Plane".

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** As their main vocalist, Hongki gets many of these whether it be in ballads like "Lovesick" and "Distance" or much heavier rock songs. rockier songs like "Let It Go!" and "Hello Hello". He generally pulls them off well[[note]]sadly his voice condition has deteriorated and is struggling to handle them now[[/note]] nowadays[[/note]] and is why he's praised a lot for his vocals.
** Jaejin has acquired a lot of these following his continuous vocal improvement, for example in "Paper Plane".Plane" and "Morning Coffee".



* JackOfAllTrades: All the members can play instruments other than their own (in particular, everyone can play at least decently on the piano and guitar), as seen when they once swapped roles as SF Heroes. They also write lyrics, compose songs, have at least minor acting experience and are fluent in Japanese. ''And'' they can all sing, with the weakest singer (Jonghun) being the only unimpressive one but otherwise able to hold his own. In particular:
** Jonghun and Seunghyun are very skilled in both guitar and piano, and actually have more experience in the latter despite not playing it as often. This on top of them singing (with Seunghyun in particular being good at it) and composing.
** Besides singing, Hongki can write songs, play guitar and also knows how to drum thanks to his role as Anjell drummer Jeremy in Series/YouAreBeautiful, and him drumming in SF Heroes and his movie shows he still hasn't forgotten. This all while also running his own fashion brand.

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* JackOfAllTrades: All the members can play instruments other than their own (in particular, everyone can play at (at least decently on the piano and guitar), as seen when they once swapped roles as SF Heroes. They also write lyrics, compose songs, have at least minor acting experience and are fluent in Japanese. ''And'' they can all sing, with the weakest singer (Jonghun) being the only unimpressive one but otherwise able to hold his own. In particular:
** Jonghun is one of the most if not the most prominent composer in the band, and Seunghyun are very is exceptionally skilled in both guitar and piano, which he started playing at age 6, and guitar, and decent enough in bass to play in SF Heroes. He is also known for pursuing several hobbies such as art - and several of his paint works were actually have more experience in put on display for the latter despite not playing it as often. This on top of them singing (with FNC Kingdom exhbition in Japan, [[http://topstarnews.net/hd_photo_view.php?number=87541&idx=0 several which aren't too shabby]].
** Similar to Jonghun,
Seunghyun also started playing piano from a young age, yet it doesn't mean his skills in particular being good guitar pale in comparison at it) and composing.
all. He is also a notable singer in the group, especially evident in his involvement in musicals.
** Besides singing, Hongki can write songs, play plays guitar well enough and also knows how to drum thanks to his role as Anjell drummer Jeremy in Series/YouAreBeautiful, and him drumming in SF Heroes and his movie shows he still hasn't forgotten. This all while also running his own fashion brand.brand and doing his acting works.



** Minhwan and Jaejin both acted in drama sitcoms in their early years, "The Road Home" and "Unstoppable Marriage" respectively. Former member Wonbin also acted in a sitcom at some point after his departure.

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** Minhwan and Jaejin both acted in drama sitcoms in their early years, "The Road Home" and "Unstoppable Marriage" respectively. Former member Wonbin also acted in a "Heartstrings" and sitcom at some point "You're Here, You're Here, You're Really Here" after his departure.



* TheLeader: Officially Jonghun, and a good one at that. Yet so many people think it's [[FaceOfTheBand Hongki]], to his (and fans') chagrin. [[invoked]]

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* TheLeader: Officially Jonghun, and a good one at that. Yet so many people think it's [[FaceOfTheBand Hongki]], Hongki due to him being the main vocalist, to his (and fans') chagrin. [[invoked]]chagrin.



** "Like The Birds" and "I Wish" likewise followed previous angsty/melancholy title tracks.
* LikeBrotherAndSister:
** All the members consider each other as brothers, and certainly not in a forced chummy manner.
** They're brother-like with labelmate Music/CNBlue, and becoming this for newer labelmate N.Flying.
** A straight example as big brother to little sister labelmates Music/{{Juniel}} and Music/{{AOA}}.

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** "Like The Birds" and "I Wish" likewise followed previous angsty/melancholy title tracks.
tracks "Hello Hello" and "Severely".
* LikeBrotherAndSister:
** All
LittleBigBrother: Hongki is the members consider each other as brothers, oldest yet the 2nd shortest. He complains about [[BigLittleBrother Seunghyun's]] height now and certainly not in a forced chummy manner.
** They're brother-like with labelmate Music/CNBlue, and becoming this for newer labelmate N.Flying.
** A straight example as big brother to little sister labelmates Music/{{Juniel}} and Music/{{AOA}}.
then.



* MotorMouth: Some of Seunghyun's raps do this. Special mention to his rap in "I Want", where he raps very fast ''and'' very softly, making it practically unintelligible. Except for the [[FunWithForeignLanguages "I want you]] [[ThatCameOutWrong in my body"]] line.
* MrFanservice: Jonghun, especially when showing off his abs and toned body in general. Several photoshoots are not shy about this and have him topless.

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* MotorMouth: Some of Seunghyun's raps do this. are particular fast and a loadful. Special mention to his rap in "I Want", where he raps a lot, very fast ''and'' very softly, making it practically unintelligible. Except for the [[FunWithForeignLanguages "I want you]] [[ThatCameOutWrong "I want you in my body"]] line.
* MrFanservice: Jonghun, Jonghun provides most of the fanservice, especially when showing off his abs and toned body in general. Several photoshoots are not shy about this and have him topless.



** Minhwan: Gwanghwamun Sonata, {{Goong}} and JosephAndTheAmazingTechnicolorDreamcoat.

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** Minhwan: Gwanghwamun Sonata, {{Goong}} and JosephAndTheAmazingTechnicolorDreamcoat.Theatre/JosephAndTheAmazingTechnicolorDreamcoat.



* TheNapoleon: Hongki, the 2nd shortest and hot-headed. Minhwan is also this with his short height though minus the aggressiveness/hotbloodness.

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* TheNapoleon: Hongki, the 2nd shortest and hot-headed. Minhwan is also this with his short height though minus the aggressiveness/hotbloodness.



* OddNameOut: In their alternate ego group SF Heroes [[RetCon (the dance group anyways)]] there's the usual Hongki, Minhwan, Jonghun and Seunghyun... and then there's their sole Chinese member Zaizhen[[note]]ie. Jaejin[[/note]].



* PissTakeRap: Some people have mixed feelings about Seunghyun/Jaejin's (and back then Wonbin's) rapping and are glad the raps have been decreasing lately.
** Seunghyun and Jaejin sound pretty good though when compared to the others who are often made to do freestyle rap on radio and are pretty sucky at it.



* PowerWalk: Done in their "So Today" MV towards the end. Also used in the "After Love" MV.
* PutOnTheBus: Hongki took a break from activities after his accident and subsequent injuries.

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* PowerWalk: Done in their "So Today" MV towards the end. end to the sunset after spending a good deal standing around while angsting. Also used in the "After Love" MV.
MV after they stand together looking on mournfully about their break-ups.
* PutOnTheBus: Hongki took a break from activities at the end of 2013 after his accident and subsequent injuries.injuries. This included his absence from their FNC reality show and having Jaejin take his spot in the "Fashion Killa" reality show.



** Seunghyun's Harisu imitation, as well as his caveman impersonations.

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** Seunghyun's Harisu imitation, as well as imitation and his caveman impersonations.



** Minhwan's "Hing Minari!" aegyo expression. The gag before was how cute yet cringeworthy it was, nowadays the gag is how cringeworthy and uncute it is now that he's grown up.
** Minhwan's love for chicken.
** Seunghyun's [[SoBadItsGood passionate godawful dancing,]] especially to [[SHINee Ring Ding Dong]].[[invoked]]
*** Also Jonghun and Jaejin's equally bad dancing to Rain.

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** Minhwan's "Hing Minari!" aegyo expression. The gag before was how cute yet cringeworthy it was, nowadays was - the gag is how has become cringeworthy and uncute it is now that he's grown up.
** Minhwan's love for chicken is mentioned non-stop, especially fried chicken.
** Seunghyun's [[SoBadItsGood passionate godawful dancing,]] dancing,] especially to [[SHINee [[Music/SHINee Ring Ding Dong]].[[invoked]]
*** Also
Dong]], and Jonghun and Jaejin's equally bad dancing to Rain.



** Hongki did this several times to his onscreen wife Mina during their run on "We Got Married".

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** Hongki did this sang several times to his onscreen wife Mina during their run on "We Got Married".Married". He also was serenaded by her when she played "Severely" on the piano for him.



* ShesGotLegs: Gender-inverted with Seunghyun and his long skinny legs.

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* ShesGotLegs: Gender-inverted with Seunghyun and his long skinny legs. Fangirls are usually envious whenever he crossdresses and shows off his legs.



** Hongki/Jonghun, Hongki/Jaejin give the most moments in the group. Jaejin/Seunghyun and Seunghyun/Minhwan are also not shy about skinship and whatnot.
** Seunghyun and labelmate Song Eunyi for subunit Two Song Place in their MV and performances. Mostly PlayedForLaughs (and also the point of the song, which questions males' skewered and specific preferences for height, age and looks in women).

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** Hongki/Jonghun, Hongki/Jaejin give the most moments in the group.group by being overly intimate with each other and making vague statements about them belonging to each other. Jaejin/Seunghyun and Seunghyun/Minhwan are also not shy about skinship and whatnot.
** Seunghyun and labelmate Song Eunyi for subunit Two Song Place had some mild skinship in their MV and performances. Mostly PlayedForLaughs (and also the point of the song, which questions males' skewered and specific preferences for height, age and looks in women).



** Jaejin and Juniel got a bit of this too when they did a wedding shoot together on Fashion Killer. Near-kissing was involved.

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** Jaejin and Juniel got a bit of this too when they did a wedding shoot together on Fashion Killer. Near-kissing Killer and near-kissing was involved.involved. They also sang "[[Disney/{{Aladdin}} A Whole New World]]" together as the "new" Romantic J (a subunit comprising Juniel and CNB's Jonghyun which was supposed to be romantic).



** Minhwan danced to Rainism at one of their concerts for his solo stage.



* SingerSongwriter: All members are capable of singing and writing their own music, but it especially applies to Hongki, Jaejin and Seunghyun aka the three vocalists.

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* SingerSongwriter: All members are capable of singing and writing their own music, but it especially applies to Hongki, Jaejin and Seunghyun aka the three vocalists.vocalists whom often compose.



* TeamMom[=/=]TeamDad: Hongki and Jonghun, who are the oldest. Both have characteristics of both tropes - both display leadership skills and will be stern to younger members when necessary, but they also take good care of them too.
* TeenIdol: Were this at debut and very popular, with Minhwan debuting at age 14. Seunghyun was 16 when he joined later on. They are now not only in their 20s but also working hard to break the idol image.

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* TeamMom[=/=]TeamDad: Hongki and Jonghun, who are the oldest. Both have characteristics of both tropes - both display leadership skills and will be stern to younger members when necessary, but they also take good care of them too.
too and fuss over their wellbeing.
* TeenIdol: Were this at debut and very popular, with Minhwan debuting at age 14. Seunghyun was 16 when he joined later on. They are now not only in past their 20s teens but also working hard to break the idol image.



** Korean and/or English versions of some Japanese songs have been released as bonus tracks, such as "Theory of Happiness" and "Flower Rock".
** A fair amount of their Japanese songs from ''20 [twenty]'' were translated into Korean for their album ''Five Treasure Box'', and ''All About'' is specifically a Korean album full of Korean versions of selected Japanese songs.

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** Korean and/or English versions of some Japanese songs have been released as bonus tracks, such as "Theory of Happiness" and "Flower Rock".
**
Rock". A fair amount of their Japanese songs from ''20 [twenty]'' were also translated into Korean for their album ''Five Treasure Box'', and ''All About'' is specifically a Korean album full of Korean versions of selected Japanese songs.



** The whole group, who are determined to stick by one another in the good and hard times.
** Chocoball line, which comprises Hongki, Jonghun and other AB-blooded people such as Music/SuperJunior's Heechul (the founder) and Jang Geun Suk.
** 91 line, which comprises Jaejin and other 91-born idols such as Music/SHINee's Key, 2AM's Jinwoon, miss A's Min, Music/{{MBLAQ}}'s Mir, Music/{{Kara}}'s former member Nicole...
** A 92 line group has more or less been formed with Seunghyun, Minhwan and some others including After School's [[Music/OrangeCaramel Lizzy]] and Music/BlockB's Park Kyung and Zico.

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** The whole group, who group is quite close due to nearly growing up together during their young trainee years, and consider and refer to each other as brothers in a genuine yet non-forced chummy manner. Thanks to this, they are determined to stick by one another in the good and hard times.
times. All members are
** Chocoball line, group, which comprises Hongki, Jonghun and other AB-blooded people such as Music/SuperJunior's Heechul (the founder) and Jang Geun Suk.
Suk. They constantly hung out together before their disassociation, even appearing in Heechul's subunit's MV.
** 91 line, which line are one of the most famous kpop friendship groups as they often hang out and post photos together. It comprises Jaejin and other 91-born idols such as Music/SHINee's Key, 2AM's Jinwoon, miss A's Min, Music/{{MBLAQ}}'s Mir, Music/{{Kara}}'s former member Nicole...
** A 92 line group has more or less been formed with Seunghyun, Minhwan and some others including After School's [[Music/OrangeCaramel Lizzy]] and Music/BlockB's Park Kyung and Zico. It's mostly evident on twitter where they often hold rather humourous and chummy conversations.



* {{Unperson}}: In one of their DVD documentaries released at the end of 2009, a variety show appearance from 2008 was included but Wonbin's scenes were promptly edited out.

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* {{Unperson}}: In one of their DVD documentaries released at the end of 2009, a variety show appearance from 2008 was included but Wonbin's scenes were promptly edited out.out since he was no longer a member.



** Rap Tag Team: Jaejin and Seunghyun in "I Hope", "Hello Hello" and "Like The Birds".
** Songwriting Tag Team: Seunghyun and Minhwan, who nearly always write their songs together.

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** Rap Tag Team: Team variant: Jaejin and Seunghyun in "I Hope", "Hello Hello" and "Like The Birds".
** Songwriting Tag Team: Seunghyun and Minhwan, who nearly always write their songs together.
Birds".



** Minhwan has not tweeted on his twitter for over a year, and he has no other social media which leads to fans wondering just what he's up to in his free time and why he refuses to use his twitter. He eventually addressed his twitter absence to fans, and his reason is... [[LameExcuse he's busy playing LoL with his sister.]]
* WhatSongWasThisAgain: "Always Be Mine" lyrics are notably different from its original Korean counterpart "First Kiss". As is the case for their other translated songs.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: All members at least once (but probably more than once).
** [[ButtMonkey Jaejin and Seunghyun]] are the ones subject to this the most. See their Hangul Live episodes.

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** Minhwan has not tweeted on his twitter for over a year, ''long'' time (his last tweet was 2012), and he has had no other social media which leads to for a long time until he got a Weibo in 2014 - and even then he hardly updates that, so many fans wondering have been left to wonder since 2012 just what he's up to in his free time and why he refuses to use his twitter. He eventually addressed He's joked about his twitter absence to fans, and his fans with the reason is... being that [[LameExcuse he's busy playing LoL with his sister.]]
sister]] but has otherwise given no reason. It's a celebration for Primadonnas whenever he simply ''appears'' in a member's social media.
* WhatSongWasThisAgain: "Always Be Mine" lyrics are notably different from its original Korean counterpart "First Kiss". As Kiss", as is the case for their other translated songs.
songs. "First Kiss" is [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin about one's first kiss]], while "Always Be Mine" is a typical sweet love song.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: All members at least once (but probably members, more than once).
once. Not surprising since crossdressing for whatever reason is a given when one is in a kpop BoyBand.
** [[ButtMonkey Jaejin and Seunghyun]] are the ones subject to this the most. See their Hangul Live episodes.episodes where they ''will'' be the girls if there has to be one.



* YoungerThanTheyLook: Jonghun though mostly in their early days. Other members even mistook him for their stylist when they first met him.

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* YoungerThanTheyLook: Jonghun Jonghun, though mostly in their early days. Other members even mistook him for their stylist when they first met him.[[/folder]]
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** Seunghyun gets to sing them in his musicals. His encore appearances in JackTheRipper was basically him belting [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xO7b2jG16xo "NAEGA JAAAAAAAAAAACK".]][[note]]"I am Jack."[[/note]] He also has a few in "Morning Coffee".

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** Seunghyun gets to sing them in his musicals. His encore appearances in JackTheRipper UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper was basically him belting [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xO7b2jG16xo "NAEGA JAAAAAAAAAAACK".]][[note]]"I am Jack."[[/note]] He also has a few in "Morning Coffee".



** Seunghyun ie. the most active and keen one: JackTheRipper, Summer Snow, TheThreeMusketeers (in which he did two runs of shows).
** Jaejin, the first to participate in one: Sonagi, HighSchoolMusical.
** Hongki: AMidsummerNightsDream, {{Dracula}}.

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** Seunghyun ie. the most active and keen one: JackTheRipper, UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper, Summer Snow, TheThreeMusketeers (in which he did two runs of shows).
** Jaejin, the first to participate in one: Sonagi, HighSchoolMusical.
Film/HighSchoolMusical.
** Hongki: AMidsummerNightsDream, {{Dracula}}.Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream, Literature/{{Dracula}}.
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* DeadpanSnarker: Hongki, oh so much.
--> '''Ceo:''' ''(paraphrased)'' I won't be able to come to your concert.
--> '''Hongki:''' I never said I wanted you to come.
** "Did you see "Cheongdamdong 111"? My drama is better."[[note]]When recommending his drama Bride of the Century.[[/note]]
** "If you were Seunghyun for a day, what would you do?" "I don't want to be him."



* IdenticalStranger:
** Hongki and Music/{{MBLAQ}}'s Mir. Seunghyun complained about this once when he had to face off with Mir on Idol Maknae Rebellion.
** Minhwan's looks have been compared to popular kpop singer Rain. He gave a ShoutOut by dancing to "Rainism" at a concert.
** Jonghun is said to be a male version of Music/GirlsGeneration's Tiffany, moreso in the earlier days.
** Seunghyun to Lee Seunggi, mostly for having a similar smile to him.



** Hongki was a child actor and has been actively acting again in recent years. He was in the popular Series/YouAreBeautiful, and was the lead in other productions such as "The Bride of the Century" and the more recent "Modern Farmer".

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** Hongki was a child actor and has been started actively acting again in recent years. a few years after the group's debut. He was in the popular Series/YouAreBeautiful, and was the lead in other productions such as "The Bride of the Century" and the more recent "Modern Farmer".



** BusCrash: Hongki also had to leave the first season of "Cheongdamdong 111" and "Fashion Killa" because of it. Jaejin took his spot in the latter.



* {{Troll}}: All love to mess with people, especially with each other. Hongki's the biggest troll of all.
** The time where Jaejin and Minhwan dared to kiss, Jonghun filmed the whole thing on his phone and Seunghyun pushed their heads together.
** In a Japanese live event, [[AudienceParticipationSong "I Hope"]] was performed and Hongki as usual was singing with the audience in their acapella routine. The other members, however, purposely didn't come in at their cue (and signaled to the audience earlier to keep quiet about it), thus Hongki excitedly jumped... to no music. Everyone (but Hongki) found it hilarious.
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