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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 9 members from South Korea and China. Namely, [[TheCutie Xiumin]], [[UnclePennybags Suho]], [[ForgetfulJones Lay]], [[{{Keet}} Baekhyun]], [[TheSmartGuy Chen]], [[StepfordSmiler Chanyeol]], [[TeamMom D.O]], [[DancingIsSeriousBusiness Kai]], and [[ShrinkingViolet Sehun]]. Former member [[SilkHidingSteel Kris]] filed a lawsuit to terminate his contract in early 2014. There was debate about the group disbanding for a while, but members have reassured their fans that they will continue on. Also, as of 10 October 2014, Member [[BreakoutCharacter Lu Han]] has decided to terminate his contract with SM Entertainment as well. There were rumors as far back as September 2014 which said that Lu Han would be leaving due to his health and because SM would make him work despite his health, so as sad as fans were that he decided to leave EXO they were not surprised. Member [[IKnowKarate Tao]] went on hiatus from group activities beginning April 2015, and officially departed from the group in August.

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.

Ex-members Kris and Lu Han have their [[Creator/KrisWu own]] [[Creator/LuHan pages]].

[[folder: Members]]
* ''Xiumin'' - (March 26, 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)
* ''Kai'' - (January 14, 1994)
* ''Sehun'' - (April 12, 1994)
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[[folder: Former Members]]
* ''Lu Han'' - (April 20, 1990)
* ''Kris'' - (November 6, 1990)
* ''Tao'' - (May 2, 1993)
[[/folder]]
[[folder: Discography]]
''Studio Albums:''
* 2013 - XOXO
** Growl (Repackage)
* 2015 - EXODUS
** Love Me Right (Repackage)
* 2016 - EX'ACT
** LOTTO (Repackage)
''Extended Plays:''
* 2012 - MAMA
* 2013 - Miracles in December
* 2014 - Overdose
* 2015 - Sing for You
''Live Albums:''
* 2014 - Exology Chapter 1: The Lost Planet
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!!EXO provides examples of the following tropes:
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[[folder:Band and Member Tropes]]
* AbandonedWarehouse - Their Growl music video looks like it's being shot in this.
%% * {{Accidental Athlete}}
%% ** Kris and Lu Han.
%% ** Kai, the only one in EXO-K.
* {{Accidental Pervert}} - D.O walked in on Kai dancing in the shower.
* 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.
** Baekhyun is often called puppy due to his hyperactive personality
* {{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.
* AntiClimax - In their Star Wars MV, we see Kai, Sehun, and Baekhyun acting cool with their lightsaber, Kai waving lightsaber in the hallway with the music building up. Then the song ends and the hallway turns empty.
* ArtisticLicenseAstronomy - What is Love MV. You couldn't watch solar eclipse directly like that. Sehun and Chen hadn't learned and did the same mistake in their Pathcode teasers.
* AsianSpeekeeEngrish - The pronounciation of ''wolf'' in Wolf. Weird is that in the leaked demo version the ''wolf'' is pronounced properly.
* AudienceParticipation - EXODUS' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-h0kAl1cbc&index=8&list=PL7g1Kk6J4sdhQ8nV3rluIkpE4GRtaxtq2 Pathcode teasers]], with hints available from the official [[https://twitter.com/pathcodeexo Pathcode]] twitter account. Analysis were rampant such as this [[http://mymrvirtue.wordpress.com/2015/03/19/2015-exo-exodus-comeback-teasers/ one]].
* 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'', aka a Wushu champion. 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). And they're all adorable.
* {{Badass Baritone}} - Chanyeol has quite a low voice, which compliments his rapping which is generally well-received and seen as awesome.
* {{Big Little Brother}} - Sehun is the youngest member yet 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!]]
* BilingualBonus - You could learn that [[https://lightsdeer.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/wpid-screenshot_2015-03-20-20-08-48.png "Comet is Appearing in 10 cities in the world"]] from Tao's pathcode teaser if you know Spanish.
* {{Bishonen}} - All of the boys have a pretty face and are lean and attractive. Technically kkotminam, since they're Korean.
* {{Boy Band}} - One of the most popular examples in KoreanPopMusic.
* {{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 also "the trend" in Korea.
* {{But Not Too Foreign}} - Kris was raised in Canada and can speak fluent English.
* {{Cast Full Of Pretty Boys}} - And ''how!'' (See: {{Bishonen}}.)
* CatholicSchoolgirlsRule - Gender-inverted examples.
** 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.
%%* 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.
* CoolCar - White Lamborghini and red Ferarri in their Call Me Baby MV.
* 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.
* {{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 later promotions, but only rarely. Used again in the "Pathcode" trailers.
** AnIcePerson: Xiumin
** BlowYouAway: Sehun
** {{Flight}}: Kris
** HealingHands: Lay
** LightEmUp: Baekhyun
** MakingASplash: Suho
** MindOverMatter / {{Telepathy}}: Lu Han
** PlayingWithFire: Chanyeol
** ShockAndAwe: Chen
** SuperStrength: D.O
** [[TeleportersAndTransporters Teleportation]]: Kai
** TimeMaster: Tao
%%* {{The Ditz}} - Lay.
* EiffelTowerEffect - London Eye in Kai's Pathcode teaser.
* {{Embarrassing Nickname}} - Lu Han does not like the nickname "Marilyn Monroe."
* [[EscapedFromTheLab Escaped From The Hospital]] - What Lucky One music video's all about
* {{Eternally Pearly White Teeth}} - Chanyeol's teeth is known for being quite white and pretty.
* {{Even The Guys Want Him}} - D.O is the most popular member among men.
* {{Everyone Is Gay}} - Normally invoked in fanfiction where all the members want each other.
* {{Eye Scream}} - Baekhyun was hit with some fireworks after standing too close to the edge of a stage during a performance.
* FairytaleMotifs - Both fairy tale and fantasy motifs appear a lot as themes or references in their music, including but not exclusive to Eldorado, Black Pearl, Baby Don't Cry, and Peter Pan.
* {{Fangirl}} - 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]]...
* FantasticRomance - A lot of their songs are implying this including Don't Go (with a butterfly girl), Baby Don't Cry (them singing from the mermaid POV), Wolf (the Korean title is even Wolf and The Beauty), also {{Paranormal Love}} in Angel (them as an angel loving normal girl they protect).
* {{Female Gaze}} - [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJI2GhvgsYg&list=FLGknylLS55fDGck4t4cSrJA&index=18&feature=plpp_video Certain fancams]] aren't, uh, shy with following members' certain body parts and only said body parts.
* {{Flanderization}} - Their fans are experts at this in their fanfiction.
** 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]], and 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. Even though he was carrying several bags and a drink, [[http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BUbOi3_CcAAUdUs.jpg:largehe shook a child's hand in Beijing.]] There's also this account:
-->''"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://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.
* {{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.
%%* {{I Cant Dance}} - Chen, although he's been getting better.
* IHaveManyNames - Kris, oh my God, Kris. His birth name is '''Li Jiaheng'''. He changed his name to '''Kevin Li''' when he was in Canada and while he was in SM Entertainment, he chose '''Kris''' as his stage name and currently his stage name while doing solo work in China is '''Wu Yi Fan''' or '''Kris Wu'''.
* IceQueen - The love interest of their song Machine, an {{Emotionless Girl}} with perfect beauty, doll-like feature, and cold smile.
* IconicLogo - Their hexagon logo and [[http://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/67/5b/c2/675bc2e46f6992adade0d9feb88e1eba.jpg its]] [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/4e/Exo-LoveMeRight.jpg iterations]].
* {{The Illegible}}
** Kris and is questionable writing [[http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m58tysxrba1r7ebtk.jpg is the main offender.]]
** Sehun too. One time he was supposed to write "오세훈", and his writing... didn't look anything like it.
%%* {{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.
** Xiumin dances, raps, sings, acts, hosted programs, does sports and martial arts, and attended school while still promoting EXO.
* JustFriends - A theme of their song My Lady, also appeared in Tender Love.
* {{Kaleidoscope Hair}} - During the Wolf promotions, especially, everyone's hairs were switching between all kinds of colours.
** [[http://41.media.tumblr.com/79db188b5376efb6c571efa0940b3fea/tumblr_njfowx6urZ1un45w5o1_500.png The most iconic one]].
%%* {{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]].
* LoveIsADrug - Overdose lyrics, as the title say, equating love with overdosing.
%%* {{The Klutz}} - Suho.
* {{Lighter and Softer}} - Growl isn't as harsh and loud as previous songs.
* LoadsandLoadsofCharacters - 9 members and 3 former ones.
%%* {{Manly Tears}} - Chanyeol and Tao in Miracles in December
* TheMaze - Their logo for Overdose era, also appeared in the MV.
** The hospital in Lucky One music video's also shaped like one
* {{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.
* MoneyToBurn - Quite funny that [[SecretlyWealthy Suho]] is the one burning a pile of money in their Lotto music video
%%* {{Mr Fanservice}} - Kai. ''Very'' much so.
* {{Multicolored Hair}} - Sehun during the [[http://media.tumblr.com/9fcd0c1c2d0c0d0e83a132f72256cb12/tumblr_inline_moo0sbGqs31qz4rgp.jpg Wolf era]] had his hair dyed all sorts of colours at once.
* {{Our Werewolves Are Different}} - ''Wolf'' is all about being a werewolf in love with a beautiful girl. In the Drama version of the music videos for both [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KutN84H-bg4 Wolf and Growl]], we can see that being a werewolf in EXO entails having an exotic white hair colour, a cool tattoo on your arm, glowing red eyes at certain times, and no transformation (although the usual werewolf aspects of super-strength are still there).
* NonuniformUniform: Their Growl era costumes are basically personalised school uniforms, from sleeveless jackets, neckties/no neckties and inside shirts.
* {{Pandaing To The Audience}} - Tao whose AnimalMotif is a panda.
* {{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]].
* PerformanceAnxiety
** Chen has a phobia with public speaking, 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.
** It wasn't until EXO Showtime that Xiumin began to talk and stand out a bit more. He even said on EXO 90:2014 that unless he's spoken to, he'll rarely speak to people.
* {{Pixellation}} - Done a few times in their Monster music video for aesthetic effects
* PlayingWithSyringes - The nurses in Lucky One video injected mysterious black substance in their IVs
%%* {{Plucky Comic Relief}} - Chanyeol is the MC of their reality show because of this.
* ProductPlacement - Samsung Level headset in their Call Me Baby MV, Samsung phones and headsets in Pathcode teasers. Maybe because they have a tie-in with Samsung.
* {{Prolonged Prologue}} - After 23 teasers...
* {{Reality Show}} - They got their own show, conveniently named EXO's Showtime!
** Later, they had EXO 90:2014, alternately named "K-Pop Time Slip"
%%* {{Real Men Cook}} - D.O
* {{Real Men Wear Pink}} - Kai likes the color pink and doing ballet... which makes him the butt of Chanyeol's jokes.
** Chen's favorite color is [[http://33.media.tumblr.com/4df998446864a6192a5744609ddbfe47/tumblr_n37i0xDgRJ1qizuuho4_250.gif pink]].
%%* {{Renaissance Man}} - Lu Han, Lay, and Kris
* {{Running Gag}} - Chanyeol biting his members, Lu Han writing "yo" multiple times on his social media account.
* {{Secret Relationship}} - Baekhyun was revealed to have been secretly dating Taeyeon from Music/GirlsGeneration since February 2014, [[http://www.allkpop.com/article/2014/06/exos-baekhyun-and-girls-generations-taeyeon-reported-to-be-dating confirmed by SM Entertainment.]]
** [[OffScreenBreakup They've apparently broken up as of September, but nothing was ever confirmed.]]
* ShesGotLegs - Gender-inverted with the taller members and their longer legs.
%%* {{Ship Tease}} - They have 66 possible couple combinations.
* {{Shirtless Scene}} - The Let Out the Beast [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MGHTTPiC4k VCR]] in The Lost Planet concert.
* ShoutOut
** {{Alice in Wonderland}} in Love Me Right MV. Analysis is [[http://onehallyu.com/topic/180078-exo-love-me-right-mv-alice-in-wonderland/ here]].
** There's also a [[http://i2.wp.com/seoulbeats.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/20150603_seoulbeats_exo_love_me_right_2.png Murakami reference]] in the same MV.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukAvTZbnN94 Lightsaber]], considering the Star Wars tie-in, doesn't have a lot of shout outs. Started from Darth Vader breathing in the song, lightsabers in Baekhyun's, Kai's and Sehun's hands , 'Jedi Only', 'May the Force', Security Notice: Concealed Sabers are Prohibited in This Facility' signs in the MV
* SigilSpam - A lot of their MAMA era costumes incorporate their logo somewhere. Logos also appeared on kites and caravan in What is Love MV.
* {{Singer Name Drop}} - The "E-X-O" in Growl and Overdose, as well as the "EXO" in Two Moons.
** Lately the "E-X-O" came back in Call Me Baby.
** There's a subtle one in XOXO.
** Also appeared in Drop That, "JUMP! JUMP! JUMP! JUMP! JUMP! JUMP! E X O".
* {{So Unfunny Its Funny}} - Averted with Kris, who tells horrible jokes no one enjoys.
* {{Space Whale}} - On the cover of their second winter special EP, [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/9f/EXO_Sing_for_You.jpg Sing for You]].
* {{Speech Impediment}} - Sehun has a lisp that is most noticeable during his parts in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edz9l69aNaA Two Moons.]] and after fans outright made fun of him for it, God help you if you bring it up now.
* {{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.
** Over time, Baekhyun's dancing skills have improved so much he's started to be compared to the dance line since Love Me Right era.
* SpiritualSuccessor - The moment SM Entertainment announced they were debuting a 12 member group, comparisons to Music/SuperJunior arose and drove many people to despise the group before the members were even revealed.
* StageNames - Xiumin for Kim Minseok, Suho for Kim Joonmyun, Lay for Zhang Yixing, Chen for Kim Jongdae, D.O for Do Kyungsoo, Kai for Kim Jong-in.
* {{Stalker With A Crush}} - Seems to be a constant wherever they decide to go, mostly thanks to dedicated fansite masters or overenthusiastic international fans. Unfortunately, many people stereotype all of EXO's fans as this.
* {{Star Wars}} - Had a collaboration with the franchise, resulting in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukAvTZbnN94 Lightsaber]].
* {{Stepford Smiler}}
-->''"No matter how difficult and hard something is, I will always be positive and smile like an idiot."'' - '''Chanyeol'''
* StockSoundEffects - There are lot of cha-ching!s in their Lotto music video
* SWATTeam - SWAT-like team appeared in Monster music video, upped up with their Lotto music video where the SWAT-like team have uniform with SWAT written on their backs
* {{Surprisingly Good English}}
** Kris, who moved to Canada with his mother at 10 years old.
** Suho is fluent enough to hold a conversation past pleasantries.
** D.O has the best pronunciation among Korean members if he's given time to process the words.
** Tao, to some extent. He also has an English name... Edison.
* {{Talking In Your Sleep}} - Lu Han said Kris does this when he sleeps. [[BilingualBonus 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 - Just about all debuted as idols in their teens.
* TerribleArtist - The less said about Kris, the better. Fans have also started sarcastically calling him Kriscasso.
* {{Title Track}} - MAMA.
* TotalEclipseOfThePlot - In What is Love MV. Also appeared in Pathcode teasers. A big theme of the group.
* {{Trademark Favorite Food}}
** Bubble tea for Sehun.
** Coffee for Xiumin
** When Kai wakes up in the morning, the first thing he does is order fried chicken.
* {{Unicorn}} - Lay's AnimalMotif.
* UnwittingTestSubject - Implied that EXO's this in Lucky One music video
* {{You Gotta Have Blue Hair}} - [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/a91dd40b4d78cbe453c1cd6565de8432/tumblr_mod110vqSj1rnawcro1_500.png Lay]] dyed his hair blue once.
* WholesomeCrossdresser - [[http://cdn10.mixrmedia.com/wp-uploads/ningin/blog/2012/07/chanyeol-predebut.jpg Chanyeol]] once dressed as a girl in what seems to be a crossdressing contest predebut.
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[[folder:Music Tropes]]
* AudienceParticipationSong - Drop That.
* 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]], as it was originally an English song by Beast Mode.
* {{Christmas Songs}} - "Miracles in December" contains Christmas themed music. Also "The Winter's Tale".
* {{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.
* LyricalDissonance - MAMA's lyrics is pretty symbolic, about people losing contacts and love with each other, while the MV is mostly about the group showcasing their elemental powers.
* {{Merchandise Driven}} - EXO-K's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TSuuPdthfw song]] for the Samsung ATIV Smart PC.
* {{Metal Scream}} - MAMA in both versions:
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uY3-fGABbVI Kai]] in the Korean version.
** [[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 "Listen, enjoy the mayo".
%%* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly
* {{Onomatopoeia}} - From the songs Growl and Wolf; it's right in the titles.
%%* {{Pep Talk Song}}
%%** History.
%%** Also Two Moons.
* SequelSong - My Turn to Cry is the prince version of Baby Don't Cry.
* {{Translated Cover Version}} - EXO-K and EXO-M sing in Korean and Mandarin, respectively. All three albums have two versions: Korean and Mandarin.
* VanityLicensePlate - The plates on the [[http://theswerviest.tumblr.com/post/142205784930/cool-license-plates-in-call-me-baby cars]] in the Call Me Baby MV read Tao, Kai, El Dorado, and EXO 12
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