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[[caption-width-right:346:We are one, we are EXO!]]

->''"We may be separated into two groups, but really, we are one big family."''
-->-- '''Sehun'''

EXO (Korean: 엑소) is a [[KoreanPopMusic South Korean]]-Chinese {{boy band}} who debuted under SM Entertainment on April 8, 2012, after [[ProlongedPrologue 23 teasers]]. They are split into two sub-units, EXO-M and EXO-K, who promote in China and South Korea, respectively.

The group is composed of 11 members from South Korea and China. Namely, [[TheCutie Xiumin]], [[BreakoutCharacter Lu Han]], [[UnclePennybags Suho]], [[ForgetfulJones Lay]], [[{{Keet}} Baekhyun]], [[TheSmartGuy Chen]], [[StepfordSmiler Chanyeol]], [[TeamMom D.O]], [[IKnowKarate Tao]], [[DancingIsSeriousBusiness Kai]], and [[ShrinkingViolet Sehun]]. Member [[SilkHidingSteel Kris]] is currently inactive due to his filing of a lawsuit to terminate his contract, although it is expected he will be leaving. There was debate about the group disbanding for a while, but members have reassured their fans that they will continue on.

The group's two albums, the 2012 debut EP Mama and the 2013 comeback studio album XOXO, were major commercial successes, selling over 1.5 million units in total worldwide. The group was also named the Best Korean/Japanese Act at the MTV EMA Awards.

[[folder: Members]]
* ''Xiumin'' - (March 26, 1990)
* ''Lu Han'' - (April 20, 1990)
* ''Suho'' - (May 22, 1991)
* ''Lay'' - (October 7, 1991)
* ''Baekhyun'' - (May 6, 1992)
* ''Chen'' - (September 21, 1992)
* ''Chanyeol'' - (November 27, 1992)
* ''D.O'' - (January 12, 1993)
* ''Tao'' - (May 2, 1993)
* ''Kai'' - (January 14, 1994)
* ''Sehun'' - (April 12, 1994)
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[[folder: Former Members]]
* ''Kris'' - (November 6, 1990)
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[[folder: Discography]]
''Studio Albums:''
* 2013 - XOXO
** Growl (Repackage)
''Extended Plays:''
* 2012 - MAMA
* 2013 - Miracles in December
* 2014 - Overdose
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!!EXO provides examples of the following tropes:
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[[folder:Band and Member Tropes]]
* {{Accidental Athlete}} - Kris and Lu Han.
** Subverted by all of EXO-K besides Kai.
* {{Accidental Pervert}} - D.O walked in on Kai dancing in the shower.
* {{Adorkable}} - All of them, but especially Kai.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5eNX_zf62E Just listen to his laugh!]]
* AllChinesePeopleKnowKungFu - Averted with all the Chinese members except for Tao, who was trained in wushu starting from a young age.
* AnimatedMusicVideo - The introduction of their ''MAMA'' music video.
* {{Animal Motif}} - The concept for Wolf.
** Tao is often compared to a panda because of his [[CreepyShadowedUnderEyes eyes]].
** Chen is a [[http://youtu.be/jAy-Gl4oZiE?t=22m28s camel]].
** Lu Han is a deer. Bonus points because his [[AwesomeMcCoolName name]] means "deer of the dawn" in Chinese.
** Lay is a unicorn.
* {{Annoying Laugh}} - Baekhyun tends to sound like he's having an asthma attack.
** Tao's [[http://taodah.tumblr.com/post/68336281769/taos-laugh-after-seeing-kriss-wave laugh]] during Showtime also counts.
* BackToBackBadasses - [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7q5eiQYGl0&feature=c4-overview-vl&list=PLA91TLEzZINsOvVuFzd019vY-c3IRLZEF Shown here]], about two and a half minutes in.
* {{Badass}} - ''Tao.'' Xiumin and Baekhyun also know martial arts.
** BadassAdorable - Tao (who is a Wushu champion), Xiumin (who practices Taekwondo and Kendo), Baekhyun (who practices Hapkido), and D.O (who utilizes jujitsu often).
* {{Badass Baritone}} - Chanyeol.
* {{Big Eater}} - Chanyeol and Tao.
** Also Sehun who managed to win "biggest chicken maniac" in EXO.
* {{Big Little Brother}} - Sehun is the youngest member at 19 years old, but is one of the tallest members.
** And he's [[https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BaFtIRdCAAA87Xd.jpg still]] [[https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BaFWyWpCYAA9TbI.jpg growing!]]
* {{Bishonen}} - All of the boys.
* {{Boy Band}} - Currently one of the most popular examples.
* {{Breakout Character}} - Lu Han, who is by far the most popular member of the group. He was also voted as Asia's Most Handsome Man of 2013 and shows up often in Chinese newspapers.
** Xiumin is currently "the trend" in Korea.
* {{Break The Cutie}}
** When Lay became an SM trainee, his girlfriend in China [[IJustWantMyBelovedToBeHappy broke up]] with him so he could focus on training in hopes of someday debuting in a group. He was crushed, and wrote [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XoMALYE2iI&feature=youtu.be Airport Tears]] based on this experience.
** Sehun was scouted as a sixth grader and was rejected after his first audition. [[{{Determinator}} He spent the next two years]] juggling school (In South Korea, no less) and practicing his dance skills. [[KnowWhenToFoldEm After being rejected three times]], he finally became an SM trainee and debuted! [[DownerEnding Only to be deemed lazy and useless by his own fans.]]
** [[{{Adorkable}} Kai]] has also been training since he was a pre-teen. He has also been hurt in the process multiple times. The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=877IvhJlXn4 video]] of other members helping him and Tao walk after being injured is heartbreaking.
** D.O and Tao have been affected the most by stalkers. D.O has also gotten more cold and reserved as a result.
** After Baekhyun and Taeyeon were reported to be dating, hate towards them spread like wildfire, with people even petitioning for Baekhyun to leave EXO. Taeyeon even cried in front of fans in the airport, while Baekhyun looked visibly worn out and skinny.
* [[BunnyEarsLawyer Bunny Ears Leader]] - Suho.
* {{But Not Too Foreign}} - Kris was raised in Canada and can speak fluent English.
* {{Butt Monkey}} - Kai is constantly picked on by the rest of the members (usually Chanyeol and Tao)
** Xiumin is somewhat of this in EXO-M.
* {{Cast Full Of Pretty Boys}} - And ''how!''
* TheCutie - Lu Han and Xiumin.
* {{Cloud Cuckoo Lander}} - Baekhyun, Chanyeol, and apparently Kai.
** Lay is a mild version of this.
* {{Contagious Laughter}} - Kai, Baekhyun, and Chen.
* CreepyShadowedUndereyes - Tao, which can either be played straight when he looks like a BadAss or [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] when he looks like a [[PandaingToTheAudience panda]].
* {{Dark Skinned Blond}} - [[http://31.media.tumblr.com/cbf2491b3394d95630673ffb7871fd71/tumblr_mpr23mqty61ssufsco1_500.jpg Kai]], near the end of the Wolf era.
* {{Deadpan Snarker}} - ''Chen''.
* {{Differently Powered Individual}} - The concept behind their ''MAMA'' promotions was that each member had a specific super power. They are still portrayed as superhumans in more recent promotions, but only rarely.
** AnIcePerson: Xiumin
** BlowYouAway: Sehun
** DishingOutDirt: D.O
** {{Flight}}: Kris
** HealingHands: Lay
** LightEmUp: Baekhyun
** MakingASplash: Suho
** MindOverMatter / {{Telepathy}}: Lu Han
** PlayingWithFire: Chanyeol
** ShockAndAwe: Chen
** [[TeleportersAndTransporters Teleportation]]: Kai
** TimeMaster: Tao
* {{The Ditz}} - Lay.
* {{Embarrassing Nickname}} - Lu Han does not like the nickname "Marilyn Monroe."
* {{Eternally Pearly White Teeth}} - Chanyeol.
* {{Even The Guys Want Him}} - D.O is the most popular member among men.
* {{Everyone Is Gay}} - Normally in fanfiction.
* {{Expy}} - The moment SM Entertainment announced they were debuting a 12 member group, comparisons to {{Super Junior}} arose and drove many people to [[HateDumb despise the group before the members were even revealed]].
* {{Eye Scream}} - Baekhyun was hit with some fireworks after standing too close to the edge of a stage during a performance.
* {{Fangirl}}s - Only two months after they debuted, they became the [[http://www.dailydot.com/entertainment/10-most-popular-tags-tumblr/ 2nd most popular tag]] on Tumblr.
** Not to mention the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXOx05UgUg8 fanchants]]...
* {{Female Gaze}} - [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJI2GhvgsYg&list=FLGknylLS55fDGck4t4cSrJA&index=18&feature=plpp_video This.]]
* {{Flanderization}} - Their fans are experts at this.
** Xiumin was stereotyped as a {{big eater}} until he lost an [[https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BLHv9g9CUAALve5.jpg alarming amount of weight]]. Nowadays, it's no longer acceptable.
** Kai will sleep with {{anything that moves}}. Also no longer acceptable.
** Kris is the snarky, aloof team {{Jerkass}}.
** Suho is called [[UnclePennybags $uho]] for coming from a wealthy family.
** Sehun once said "Baby" by Justin Bieber reminded him of his trainee days, which...[[CharacterExaggeration made many fans believe he was a Belieber]].
** Chen is a {{Troll}} for making many snide remarks (all in good fun, of course.)
** Tao is a narcissist who constantly takes photos of himself.
* {{Forgetful Jones}} - Lay, who frequently enters and leaves their house because of this.
** He's also [[TheDitz so forgetful]] that he forgot he was forgetful.
* {{Friend To All Children}}
** Sehun.
*** [[https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BSptbyECEAAZQOG.jpg He held a little girls hand in Los Angeles.]]
*** He also gave a little boy a ride on his shoulders when he volunteered at a children's center.
-->''"It seems as if there is a young boy living in the body of a young man. As soon as he came into the studio, he squealed while looking at the baby shoes and had fun while touching the baby clothes that were hung in the closet."''
** Lu Han, too.
-->''"The little kids clearly all really liked Lu Han, and kept talking to him. Lu Han would always stoop down to listen carefully, nod intently, and reply. Afterwards, as soon as the kids raised their heads, he would stoop, lean over and listen with a really gentle expression. Later, because it was easier to chat with the kids, he just crouched down and would keep one eye on the recording while constantly playing with the kids."''
*** [[http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BUbOi3_CcAAUdUs.jpg:large Even though he was carrying several bags and a drink, he shook a child's hand in Beijing.]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=643d-tCmxwk This video of Kris playing with a little kid. Shows just how much of a softie he is.]]
* {{Gag Penis}} - [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPPGu5tnmtw This.]]
* {{Gratuitous English}} - Shows up quite frequently, most noticeably in the beginning of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R86Co6F4H5E MAMA]].
* {{Groupie Brigade}}: Frighteningly taken UpToEleven with fans in South Korea and China, so much that the members are often injured by the groping, wind up with scratches and cuts, etc.
* {{Guyliner}} - Baekhyun ''loves'' it.
* {{Hates Being Touched}} - All of EXO-M.
* {{Heavy Sleeper}} - Kai.
* [[ShesGotLegs He's Got Legs]] - With the taller members.
* {{I Cant Dance}} - Chen, although he's been getting better.
** Averted with Kai, Lay, and Sehun.
* {{Identical Stranger}} - Xiumin is often compared to Wonder Girls' [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-l8QDwdjZpb8/Ud32v3NUN7I/AAAAAAAABLs/uKIBIKx0TgE/s1600/BFI2Z2yCQAAlzi7.jpg Sohee]].
** Kai is also often compared to SHINee's [[http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9jesuIsOa1rdlzu8o1_500.jpg Taemin]]
* {{The Illegible}} - [[http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m58tysxrba1r7ebtk.jpg Kris is the main offender.]]
** Sehun too. [[https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BZQQmG6CEAAWlRN.jpg This]] is supposed to read "오세훈"
* {{Inelegant Blubbering}} - Tao, which [[FaceOfAThug surprised many fans at first]].
* {{I Want To Be A Real Man}} - With [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdKHPyvoR_g&feature=related Lu Han]].
** "I'm the manliest member!"
* {{Jack of All Trades}}
** Lu Han speaks fluent Mandarin and Korean. He's also the lead vocal and lead dancer.
* {{Kaleidoscope Hair}} - During the Wolf promotions, especially.
* {{Kawaiiko}} - Tao sometimes.
* {{Keeping Secrets Sucks}} - Lay.
* {{Keet}} - Baekhyun.
** Also Chanyeol.
* {{Large Ham}} - ''Chanyeol.''
* {{Lethal Chef}} - Lu Han warned his fans that his cooking [[TastesLikeFeet could cause]] [[CordonBleughChef death]].
* {{The Klutz}} - Suho.
* {{Legal Jailbait}} - Sehun's nickname, "Oh Mi Ja", translates to "underage."
** He's no longer jailbait as of 2014.
* {{Lighter and Softer}} - Growl.
* [[LoadsandLoadsofCharacters Loads and Loads of Members]]
* {{Manchild}} - Most of them, but [[ThoseTwoGuys Baekhyun and Chanyeol]] stick out.
* {{Manly Tears}} - Chanyeol and Tao in Miracles in December
* {{Meaningful Name}} - Suho means "''guardian''" in Korean.
* {{Mistaken Age}} - [[OlderThanTheyLook Xiumin and Lu Han]], who are the oldest, while [[YoungerThanTheyLook Kai and Sehun]] are the youngest.
* {{Mr Fanservice}} - Kai. ''Very'' much so.
* {{Multicolored Hair}} - Sehun during the [[http://media.tumblr.com/9fcd0c1c2d0c0d0e83a132f72256cb12/tumblr_inline_moo0sbGqs31qz4rgp.jpg Wolf era]]
* {{Only Sane Man}} - D.O
* {{Pandaing To The Audience}} - Tao.
* {{The Perfectionist}} - When asked who was a perfectionist in EXO-M during an interview, Lay pointed at himself.
* {{Perpetual Frowner}} - Sehun tries to be this because he dislikes his smile.
* {{Personality Blood Types}} - Sehun has a thing for [[http://youtu.be/ZJvCgk_eeZk?t=16m10s blood types]].
* {{Plucky Comic Relief}} - Chanyeol is the MC of their reality show because of this.
* {{Prolonged Prologue}} - After 23 teasers...
* [[PerformanceAnxiety Public Speaking Anxiety]] - Chen has a phobia, although he's managed to avert a lot of his initial fears.
** There are also ''dozens'' of interviews where Sehun barely speaks.
** D.O tends to stutter or mess up a lot of scripted lines, and generally keeps quiet unless prompted.
* {{Reality Show}} - They recently got their own show, conveniently named EXO's Showtime!
* {{Real Men Cook}} - D.O
* {{Real Men Wear Pink}} - Kai likes the color pink and doing ballet.
** ..Which makes him the butt of Chanyeols jokes.
* [[RenaissanceMan Renaissance Men]]: Luhan, Lay, and Kris
* {{Running Gag}}: Chanyeol biting his members, Lu Han writing "yo" multiple times on his social media account.
* [[CatholicSchoolgirlsRule Schoolboys Rule]] - The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3dezFzsNss Growl]] music video.
** Their stylists have been dressing them in these for [[http://p.twimg.com/A0fAC1-CAAANi2J.jpg:large a]] [[http://www.walldime.com/static/wallpaper/1920x1080/hd-wallpapers-school-uniform-exo-kim-yoo-jung-ivyclub-kpop-images-1920x1080-wallpaper.jpg while.]]
** Also the [[http://i.yai.bz/assets/GalleryImage/14/316/L_g0025731614.jpg official posters]] for Growl.
* {{Scully Box}} - Their shortest member is D.O.
* {{Secret Relationship}} - Baekhyun was revealed to have been secretly dating Taeyeon from {{Girls Generation}} since February 2014, [[http://www.allkpop.com/article/2014/06/exos-baekhyun-and-girls-generations-taeyeon-reported-to-be-dating confirmed by SM Entertainment.]]
* {{Ship Tease}} - They have 55 possible couple combinations.
* {{Shirtless Scene}} - The Let Out the Beast [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MGHTTPiC4k VCR]] in The Lost Planet concert.
* {{Shrinking Violet}} - Kai is so timid that it's endearing.
** Sehun also admitted he was this unless he is around his good friends.
* {{Singer Name Drop}} - The "E-X-O" in Growl and Overdose, as well as the "EXO" in Two Moons.
* {{So Unfunny Its Funny}} - Averted with Kris, who tells horrible jokes no one enjoys.
* {{Speech Impediment}} - Sehun has a lisp that is most noticeable during his parts in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edz9l69aNaA Two Moons.]].
* {{Spoiled Brat}} - EXO-K refuses to push Sehun around because he's the youngest.
** {{Spoiled Sweet}} - According to people who have met him in person, he's one of the most gentle and introverted members.
* {{Spotlight Stealing Squad}} - Kai and Lay for dancing, and Baekhyun, Chen, and D.O for singing. Even some non-fans admit that they're talented.
* StageNames - Xiumin for Kim Minseok, Kris for Wu Yifan, Suho for Kim Joonmyun, Lay for Zhang Yixing, Chen for Kim Jongdae, D.O for Do Kyungsoo, Kai for Kim Jong-in.
* StatuesqueStunner - The taller members.
** Averted by Xiumin, Chen, Suho, D.O, and Baekhyun.
* {{Stepford Smiler}}
-->''"No matter how difficult and hard something is, I will always be positive and smile like an idiot."'' - '''Chanyeol'''
* {{Stalker With A Crush}} - Some South Korean and Chinese fans are the [[VocalMinority vocal minorities]] who follow members wherever they go. Unfortunately, many people stereotype all of EXO's fans as this.
* {{Surprisingly Good English}} - Kris, who moved to Canada with his mother at a young age.
** D.O has the best pronunciation among Korean members.
** Tao, to some extent. He also has an English name....[[WhoNamesTheirKidDude Edison.]]
* {{Talking In Your Sleep}} - Lu Han said Kris does this when he sleeps.
** [[BilingualBonus Multilingual Bonus]] - He does it in four languages!
* {{Team Mom}} - Members nominated by others include D.O and Chen. Suho also considered himself this during OT12 promotions.
* {{Team Dad}} - Suho
* [[TeenIdol Teen Idols]]
* TerribleArtist - The less said about Kris, the better.
** Fans have also started sarcastically calling him Kriscasso.
* {{Title Track}} - MAMA.
* {{Took A Level in Badass}} - Tao has practiced Wushu since he was 6 years old.
* {{Trademark Favorite Food}} - Bubble tea for Lu Han.
** When Kai wakes up in the morning, the first thing he does is order fried chicken.
* {{Trauma Conga Line}}: The Overdose era is seen as this by fans of EXO, with Kris and Tao falling ill, Chanyeol hurting his arm, Sehun injuring his hand, Kris filing a lawsuit to leave EXO, Kai collapsing from pain during a performance, Lu Han lashing out at stalkers and reports of Baekhyun and Taeyeon dating causing hate to spread like wildfire.
* {{Unicorn}} - Lay's AnimalMotif
* {{Villainous Cheekbones}} - Averted with Chen.
* {{You Gotta Have Blue Hair}} - [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/a91dd40b4d78cbe453c1cd6565de8432/tumblr_mod110vqSj1rnawcro1_500.png Lay.]]
* {{Zettai Ryouiki}} - [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhoD9z7h3kY Chanyeol]].
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[[folder:Music Tropes]]
* CoverVersion: SM bought the song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJP9HMo7-wQ "Eternally Lost"]] by J. Lewis. This eventually became [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j3OYAxmGso "Angel/Into Your World"]]
** The same case happened with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdiMQHDzm0s Let Out The Beast]]
* {{Christmas Songs}} - Miracles in December contains Christmas themed music.
* {{Dubstep}} - Their music is very, very heavily influenced by the genre.
* GenreRoulette - EXO's music spans a rather wide variety of genres, ranging from standard teen pop and R&B to hip hop, baroque pop, harsh ElectronicMusic and the occasional ballad.
* {{Merchandise Driven}} - EXO-K's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TSuuPdthfw song]] for the Samsung ATIV Smart PC.
* {{Metal Scream}} - [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uY3-fGABbVI Kai]] in the Korean version of MAMA.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3s4hb9_xA2U Kris and Xiumin]] in the Chinese version.
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: They managed to enter the scale with MAMA, which is a solid 6, and Wolf, which is a hard 6/borderline 7 due to its intense rhythms and dubstep-influenced sound. On average though, their music can range from a soft 2 to a solid 6, with their ballads more likely to ping at 1 or go off the low end of the scale.
* {{Mondegreen}}: Many heard the first line of EXO-M's "History" as [[MemeticMutation "Listen, enjoy the mayo"]].
* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly
* {{Onomatopoeia}} - From the songs Growl and Wolf.
* {{Pep Talk Song}} - History.
** Also Two Moons.
* {{Translated Cover Version}} - EXO-K and EXO-M sing in Korean and Mandarin, respectively. All three albums have two versions: Korean and Mandarin.
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