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Characters: EXO
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Tropes Applying to All of the Members:

  • Cast Full of Pretty Boys
  • Determinator: All of them count as determinators. Just look at the quotes on each character trope list!
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble:
    • EXO K:
      • Choleric: Chanyeol
      • Sanguine: Baekhyun
      • Melancholic: D.O., Kai, Sehun
      • Phlegmatic: Suho
    • EXO M:
      • Choleric: Tao
      • Sanguine: Chen
      • Melancholic: Xiumin, Kris
      • Phlegmatic: Lu Han, Lay
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: EXO-K is generally seen as the rowdy, juvenile red onis to the obedient, respectful blue onis of EXO-M.

EXO M

    Lay 
Full Name: Zhang Yixing

"Iíll do my best as myself, then together with my team Iíll walk towards that most glorious day."

    Chen 
Full Name: Kim Jongdae

"I canít tell everyone words of thanks, so I will repay you all with more exciting stages and better songs."

    Xiumin 
Full Name: Kim Minseok

"No matter what, we'll keep the same mentality we started out with."

    Tao 
Full Name: Huang Zitao

"Nothing in the world is impossible for me."

EXO K

    Suho 
Full Name: Kim Joonmyun

"You're pretty now. But if you don't learn to love yourself, even if you are pretty, you're not truly considered as a beauty."

    Baekhyun 
Full Name: Byun Baekhyun

"Life is only a path of efforts."

    Chanyeol 
Full Name: Park Chanyeol

"No matter how hard it is, I'll always smile like an idiot."

    D.O 
Full Name: Do Kyungsoo

"To bind us and keep us strong in a special world, where we belong."

    Kai 
Full Name: Kim Jong-in

"I'd have no regrets dying on stage."

    Sehun 
Full Name: Oh Se-hoon

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

Former Member(s)

    Lu Han 
Full Name: Lu Han

"Don't give up on your dreams and keep reaching."

    Kris 
Full Name: Wu Yifan

"Life is a game. Play it."

  • Adorkable: Though he seems to have taken on a more somber persona after leaving EXO.
  • Big Brother Mentor: Once to Tao. Obviously no longer the case after leaving EXO.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows
  • Canada, Eh?
  • Catch Phrase: "Maybe Next Time."
    • "Galaxy"
  • The Determinator: Trained for five years before becoming a part of EXO, without prior knowledge of the language. According to fanaccounts, he suffered severe homesickness and racism.
  • The Dutiful Son / Momma's Boy: Gently pleaded with his fans not to take pictures of his mother.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: Reactions of fans and members alike to him leaving the group. It is especially implied that the members themselves did not know of his intentions beforehand.
  • Flight: His power during the MAMA MV.
  • Guttural Growler: Tends to sound like this when he raps.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Tao, Chanyeol and Lay, though he treated all of the members like little brothers.
    • No longer the case after cutting ties with EXO.
  • I Have Many Names: Li Jiaheng, Kevin Li, Wu Yifan, Kris Wu...Ben Ben..
  • The Illegible
  • The Leader: He was the leader of EXO-M. Many saw him as a Big Brother Mentor to EXO-M and EXO-K.
    • Was demoted as of Wolf/Growl era after his first attempt to leave the group, and no longer possesses the role due to no longer being a member of EXO.
  • Lovable Jock: Able to play basketball pretty well and is good at archery.
  • Manly Tears
  • Misery Builds Character: Said in an interview for a magazine that his job was full of hardship, but it would be meaningless if it weren't. Now Harsher in Hindsight, as apparently he couldn't bear working for SM any longer, and filed a lawsuit.
  • Nice Guy: Aloof, but caring towards his fans and took very good care of his bandmates while he was a part of EXO.
  • Omniglot: Can speak English, Cantonese, Mandarin, and Korean competently.
  • Put on a Bus: As of May 2014, he has left EXO.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue Oni to Tao's and Chanyeol's reds.
  • Renaissance Man: Can speak 4 languages, play basketball, rap, sing, compose, act, play the drums, lead a very prominent boy band, and according to the director of "Somewhere Only We Know", is good at playing both the piano and cello, and actually played those instruments during the movie.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: He has near perfect etiquette and is known for being very patient with his fans. He also helped manage EXO behind the scenes and was the first artist to file a lawsuit against his powerful entertainment company in 5 years after Han Geng.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Stands at about 6'1"/188cm
  • Stepford Smiler: Like Lu Han, he tried his best to seem happy to be an idol and was exceedingly gentle with his fans. Many fans suspected he was this long before he filed a lawsuit.
  • Team Dad: Acted the part during MAMA era and Wolf/Growl era.
  • Terrible Artist
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