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[[caption-width-right:265:Yunho, Yoochun, Jaejoong, Changmin and Junsu.]]

Also known as Tohoshinki / Dong Bang Shin Gi / Tong Vfang Xien Qi / 東方神起 depending on which country you are from, DBSK is a five member BoyBand originally [[KoreanPopMusic formed in South Korea under SME]] in 2003. They later became '''extremely''' popular throughout Asia, especially in Japan. Notable for supposedly 1) having the world's largest official fanclub and 2) being the most photographed celebrities in '''''the world'''''. And, possibly because of their acapella background, DBSK is known as a BoyBand where every member can sing.

The group split up in 2009 after three of it's members sued SM over money and contract issues. The drama (a blog summary of the condensed version can be found [[http://www.melismaticblog.com/2010/09/dbsk-gets-under-my-skeeeen.html#uds-search-results here]]) continues to this day. It's not really known how good/bad relations between the former members are but MBC - one of Korea's top television stations - staff [[http://www.allkpop.com/2011/06/jyjs-yoochun-and-tvxqs-changmin-film-at-the-same-place-same-time freaked out once]] over two of them filming around the same place at the same time.

Despite having split into two separate groups - JYJ comprising of Jaejoong, Yoochun and Junsu while Yunho and Changmin continue under TVXQ - they continue to do very well in album sales, and while the number of people in their fanclub has fallen, they are still at least '''''two hundred thousand''''' ahead of the second place.

DBSK's former lineup and their former roles consisted of:
* Jung Yunho-the leader and lead dancer, who usually takes the bass and rap parts in songs.
* Park Yoochun-the lead rapper, who sings mid-low parts. Also known for getting most, if not all of the [[GratuitousEnglish weird Engrish]] lines in songs.
* Kim Jaejoong-the [[EvenTheGuysWantHim eye candy]] and lead vocalist of the group.
* Kim Junsu- the other main dancer in the group, who sings mid-high parts and handles most of the vocal gymnastics.
* Shim Changmin-the youngest and tallest member of the group, Changmin sings the highest parts and has a tendency to "scream" during songs (listen to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZxK60hbX-s Rising Sun]] for an example).
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!!Provides examples of:
* {{Adorkable}}: How they all were at the making of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZx-Sz2OXzE Balloons]].
* AllJustADream: How some fans see their MV for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9HBT6sRSZ8 Something]] - the whole thing could've been just a dream by the [[ItMakesSenseInContext statues in the beginning]].
* AnimalEaredHeadband: For their [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdTVb64pfMs MV]] of balloons.
* AnnoyingLaugh: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDT92Sic5ZA This]] video has the members describing Junsu's laugh.
* BathtubScene: Happened with Yunho for their MV [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwagNDrh1DA Wrong Number]].
* BigEater: Changmin - his friend Music/SuperJunior's Kyuhyun has stated that looking at him and Music/SHINee's Minho eat is like looking at a couple of pigs eat.
* BiggerBad: How some fans see SM entertainment when Avex Japan suddenly decided not to support JYJ after they filed their lawsuit.
* BigLittleBrother: Changmin - being the youngest - is still the tallest at his 185 cm height. Yunho stands at 182. Jaejoong and Yoochun are somewhere around 180, while Junsu stands at 178.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: [[http://sphotos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/538994_372762092838225_650304999_n.jpg JYJ]].
* BoundAndGagged: Though all of them have probably went through this because of some [[LoonyFan Sasaeng]] that keeps coming after them, Jaejoong had to go through it for a movie, 'Jackal is Coming'.
** Pretty sad when he said in an interview that some of his crazier fans in the past has probably done worse than just the usual bound and gag.
* BreakupSong: Quite a few. Such as JYJ's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QScKUGCS6Ko Get Out]]. To list them all out would take forever though, so this troper is just gonna have to make do with the one still open on her tab.
* CantHoldHisLiquor: Junsu - at first - really couldn't keep his liquor well. Especially compared to Jaejoong and Yoochun. Changmin now as well, considering he has a second fridge just for his alcohol.
* CheerfulChild: At first, this is how the members saw Changmin as he was the youngest. Then Junsu went and did [[http://static.tumblr.com/cibfisb/zGem2yzrj/picture1-1.png this]], and he immediately took on the role.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: The song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sP4A468sNTU "Doushite Kimi wo Suki ni Natte Shimattandarou"]] ("Why Did I End Up Falling For You"), which is from the point of view of an unlucky childhood friend watching his love get married to another man.
* ChristmasSongs: With Music/SuperJunior in this [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLmsksdK8_Q MV]].
* ClingyJealousGirl: Junsu's ex-girlfriend was this UpToEleven in their {{dramedy}} [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MQeHSVsLnE Unforgettable Love]].
* CloudCuckooLander: There's a reason as to why the oldest Jaejoong didn't get to be the leader. There's also Junsu who can't seem to focus on more than two things at once. Jaejoong and Yoochun talk about it in length in their [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJhax70XDRc couple talk]].
* ContagiousLaughter: No matter how silly Junsu's laugh is, fans can't help but at least smile whenever he laughs. And while Jaejoong sees his laugh as weird and annoying - hence why he usually covers his mouth while laughing - many fans would love to state otherwise.
* CoolBigSis: Jaejoong has a LOT of older sisters. And all of them love him completely - some even support Yunjae!
* CoolShades: Just look at their airport photos - especially [[http://en.korea.com/k-stars/files/2013/07/jaejoong3.jpg Jaejoong]].
* CoverVersion: Changmin and Jaejoong did a cover of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lzJTh-AFK4 It's Raining Men]] on a show once - the other three members acted as backup vocalists.
* {{Crossdresser}}: [[https://31.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lmvbs7CNat1qhhp4u.jpg Jaejoong]] had to do it for a Banjun Drama. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHqY9opZy_8 Changmin]] had to do it for a performance. [[http://i2.minus.com/ibz2hZFyrIwDsI.png Junsu]] did it for a music video.
* DarkerAndEdgier:
** Their Secret Code album, compared with their earlier work.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djJb5iSL0Do Keep Your Head Down]] compared to Mirotic.
* DeusAngstMachina: 2009-2010 has got to be the worst year ever for them. First the lawsuit with SME - that still hasn't concluded itself - then Jaejoong's best friend commits suicide, Junsu gets into a high fever in LA during their album recording and couldn't get into a hospital for over 30 hours, JYJ is supported by Avex Trax in their dispute with SME only to get dumped by them and have all their Japanese activities suspended, and SME has just filed an injunction against JYJ about the release of their latest (technically debut) Korean album.
* DeliberatelyCuteChild: Junsu. To the point the other members would bully him for it.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: While all of them have their fanboys, PrettyBoy Jaejoong takes it to a [[http://31.media.tumblr.com/a7e8b502639c007e375bb2417e09a897/tumblr_mj0imuYoTX1r99c4io2_250.gif whole]] [[https://followtvxq5.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/6414bb66jw1dic67ey9isj.jpg new]] [[https://tvxqinfo.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/gay4jae.jpg level]]. There's even [[https://dn3pm25xmtlyu.cloudfront.net/photos/large/561941633.jpg?1334588057&Expires=1429607461&Signature=VkAZMpDNV82j-I5EfMmOnhRRtN8qD2ntGimK37830M2jkQz3b8YART-eNYenR-~3KIlXFHtSJ~ONtAFjGpHiM-fIEiI-LdO4FP-SgMhbB9mn6OlQjjs4Pp~2S2w5pbm9oJLvmRIMswD29OD~6shK9vuAUt~C5BBsvn-FUr6Yhpc_&Key-Pair-Id=APKAIYVGSUJFNRFZBBTA this fan]] who decided to have a matching set of his tattoos.
** He's currently in the army, so he's busy collecting fanboys there too - they're already starting to send [[http://jyj3.net/2015/04/14/trans-150414-another-recruit-mentioned-jaejoong-in-his-letter/ letters]] home, detailing just how amazing and cool their 'Jaejoong-hyung' is.
* ElegantClassicalMusician: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrNwUSh1bIE These guys]] states that to go to JYJ's concerts is like going to a formal party - you'll feel as if you have to wear a suit and a tie just to go there. But that's only for ballads.
* {{Fanboy}}: Jaejoong once said that his infamous ideal type 'HK' were the initials for 'H.O.T's Kangta.
** Here's a video of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=me5FjFpBIog Jaejoong]] fanboying(?) over Yunho.
* {{Fanservice}}:
** The MV for Mirotic, full stop. Both the regular and the dance version. And how else do you explain [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCjVaFeoaBs this]]?
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07E1DmnDUR4&feature=related This]] is probably the most blatant fan service to ever grace the earth.
** Also, the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtJS32n6LNQ MV for Mirotic]] had many marvelously sexy things in it, not the least of which was Changmin dripping in a tub of water and [[DistressedDude Jaejoong tied to a wall]].
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6erVYybnFCw This Valentine gift]] for JYJ fans are some of their more innocent fanservice examples.
** Then there's Junsu's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ln-6lQiPjuI Intoxication]] that probably sent some fans screaming...
*** Not to mention some of his live performances like [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgH2kRqJHTU Turn it up]] and his [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KV-psr1veQ Special performance]] with Music/SHINee's Key that kinda distracts fans from his 'other side' 'Angel Xiah'.
* FriendToAllChildren: All of them are quite good with children - they did have to interact with them at one point or another because of their Balloons MV, but JaeJoong could use the shout-out considering he has a LOT of nieces and nephews that just adores their "Uncle Jaejoongie".
* GenreShift: They originally debuted as an acapella band. Compare [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZxK60hbX-s Rising Sun]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdTVb64pfMs Balloons]]. They do release and perform acapella versions of their singles as well as covers of other songs. Acapella influences can also be found in songs like [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Cs1naOtbVg Begin]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gld_ggFxD_Y Your My Melody]].
* GratuitousEnglish: Yoochun and Junsu in particular. Particularly notable examples include "the ginger bread man's vitality" (My Girlfriend), "the theory of porno" (Shelter), the now infamous "I really want to touch myself" (Purple Line), and Junsu's Intoxication.
* GroupieBrigade: They have sasaengs. Yunho has even come to the point of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxHDpYnZpkM taking their bodyguard's jobs]] because many fans just wouldn't leave Jaejoong alone.
* {{Guyliner}} - all of them, but special mentions goes to Jaejoong who seems to have mastered it to perfection.
* HeavySleeper: Yoochun has been described as this many times.
* HotterAndSexier:
** Watch the MV for Hug or Balloons. Then watch Mirotic. They actually had to make a "clean" version in Korea because some people thought the lyrics were too suggestive. Never mind that it does not come even CLOSE to many American songs, and the lyrics to their song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqlvIgsY-oQ Nobody Knows]] was much more suggestive.
** Junsu's solo single [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEk0toeATv8 Intoxication]] takes this UpToEleven.
** Since all of them debuted at such a young age, this could actually apply to them all. Fans got to see them grow up, in a way.
* IHaveManyNames: Let's list all of them for fun!
** Their group name is officially TVXQ, short for Tong Vfang Xien Qi, which results in some people referring to them as [=TVfXQ=] - Yoochun and Jaejoong have tattoos of [=TVfXQ=] too. It is pronounced as Dong Bang Shin Ki in Korean, which leads to the acronym DBSK. In Japan, their group name translates to Tohoshinki, which fans refer to in short as THSK.
** In Korea, they are referred to as U-know Yunho, Youngwoong Jaejoong, Micky Yoochun, Xiah Junsu and Choikang Changmin. Youngwoong is Korean for Hero, and Choikang is Korean for Maximum, so the two members are also referred to as Hero Jaejoong and Maximum Changmin.
** In Japan, the romanization of some of their names changes. Jaejoong becomes Jejung and Yoochun becomes Yuchun and sometimes even Yucheon.
** Finally, there's their '''real''' names! Jung Yunho, Kim Jaejoong, Park Yoochun, Kim Junsu and Shim Changmin. Jaejoong is also adopted and his birth name is Han Jaejoon.
** Jaejoong, Yoochun and Junsu have formed a sub-unit called JYJ now.
* IncrediblyLongNote: This group is known to be a group of vocalists. It's not a surprise that all of them could hit such long and high notes. Just look at [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ty9d606CR1U this]] for examples.
* ICantDance: Jaejoong and Yoochun - who are described 'to dance if they're asked' by fans.
* IdolSinger: ...[[CaptainObvious DUH]]!!!
* ImprobableHairstyle: Many times when they've just debuted, considering J-Pop and J-Rock still had a lot of influence when it came to KPop. But was there really any need for [[http://media.tumblr.com/c28b10fdd73ad574b3ab4ccb62fef092/tumblr_inline_n9k2nkPPCR1rpctfm.jpg this?!]]
* JackOfAllTrades: Ever since JYJ has been able to spread their wings just a bit more after the lawsuit, fans have been able to see their many different sides. They can act, sing, dance, write songs, produce, run their own business, and many more.
** Junsu, in particular, has been noticed by many critiques and musicians by just how much he's grown as an artists. Many have stated that he was able to finally shed his idol image these days and become a 'true musician'.
** Not to say the other two can't do anything. Yunho is able to dance, choreograph, sing, act and many more as well. Changmin writes songs, acts, sings, dances, and has been an idol since he was 16 and was still able to finish college - some idols usually put schooling off to better focus on their career.
* KoreanDrama: Yoochun played the male lead in ''Series/SungkyunkwanScandal'' and one of the main characters in ''Series/MissRipley'' and is currently playing the male lead in ''Series/TheGirlWhoCanSeeSmells''.
** Jaejoong has played the second role in dramas ''Series/ProtectTheBoss'' and ''Series/TimeSlipDr.Jin'', played one of the main roles in ''Series/Triangle'' and his last work was playing the male lead in ''Series/Spy''.
* MeetCute: How Yunho and Jaejoong met - they first met before they were both trainees during a fight. The meet cute happened when they met the second time during their trainee days and they declared it was fate that let them meet each other again - probably one of the reasons why a lot of people [[HoYay ship them]].
* MulticoloredHair: All of them has had their fair share - Junsu, these days, seem to want to cover all colors of the rainbow though.
* MySisterIsOffLimits: Jokingly or seriously, Changmin has expressed that he would not allow his members to come near his younger sisters
** Changmin: I hope nobody will misunderstand me...but...as an older brother, I hope my sisters can meet good men.
*** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=up1rpPjTEfM&list=PLgBueR12ojJKMSnhyQlyOMXIzsbXmGW31&index=8 Here]]'s the video.
** Yunho has said before that his friends would often say that they were meeting cute girls and then he would later realize it was his younger sister they were talking about and immediately give them a 'love tap' on the head - several times - while telling them 'No!'
* NeatFreak: Jaejoong, who often gets mad at the other members when they make a mess.
** He also gets mad at his 'hubby' Yunho whenever he would mess up his cooking while he was still cooking it.
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: Yunjae during their seating charts on shows - there's even something called the [[http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lw56k2FXpV1qa0aua.jpg JaeSu]] [[http://s1202.photobucket.com/user/momojaejae/media/tumblr/jaesugap/RJ27V2G6NE_102.jpg.html?t=1306777303 gap]] since it seems like Jaejoong keeps scooting over to Yunho whenever they're on a show.
* NostrilShot: Not really for the scary effect. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iQsfvKxCsk In a show]] where the guests were supposed to sing to old legends right in front of them, they attached a camera to the mike.
* NotSoStoic: Jaejoong's first instructions during their debut days were to never say something and to just sing - he was to be the pretty face in the background that doesn't say much but sings really well. And then [[HilarityEnsues they lifted the rule]]
* OhCrapThereAreFanficsOfUs: The Oh Crap part lasted only a moment before Jaejoong started referencing an infinite amount of them.
** Fan: "''Oppa...I've started to read insertfanficnamehere ...It's really sad.''"
** Jaejoong: "''Doesn't that fanfic have mature content on it? How old are you? Have you read all of it yet?''"
*** So subtle, jaejoong-ah...
** Jaejoong and Yunho has actually discussed just who does what in fanfics, leading to quite a lot of squealing fangirls because they just admitted it on camera that, yes, they do read that far into the story to know who the fans prefer to see top in the relationship.
* OlderThanTheyLook: They all do. Especially Jaejoong - fans are saying he might actually be a vampire because he doesn't seem to age. And if he does, then he ages like wine - only gets better as the years pass by.
* OneHeadTaller: How Changmin got back at Music/SuperJunior's Kibum when Kibum kept mocking him for having a larger face - next time they saw each other, Changmin blatantly pointed out that Kibum went up to only his chin.
* RunningGag: Teasing Junsu seems to be a running gag - even his fans celebrates his birthday by putting together [[http://onehallyu.com/topic/36656-the-endless-bullying-with-xiah-junsuspam/ all the moments]] his members have bullied him.
* PowerBallad: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELjgwRs2kyc They]]. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxBoZbX155A Have]]. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epcXTfZ0gxg A]]. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULb9jfKU6K8 LOT]]!
* ShirtlessScene: To mention all examples would take all day and need its own page. Just search it.
* StageName: 'Hero Jaejoong', 'U-know Yunho', 'Micky Yoochun', 'Xiah Junsu', and 'Max Changmin'. Yunho and Changmin still uses their stage names, but since SM 'owns' JYJ's DBSK stage names, they couldn't use it any longer, which led to Junsu using 'Xia' as his stage name whenever he makes a music comeback.
* StalkerWithACrush: Look up 'DBSK Sasaengs' and you'll see just how far this goes.
* SurprisinglyGoodEnglish: When it comes to Junsu, fans were quite impressed when his english went from 'OH MY GOD SUN!' to a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEo6AdSTVfI song]] completely in English.
* SurprisinglyGoodForeignLanguage: All of them are fluent in Japanese since they had to make their way in Japan from the bottom to top.
* TitleByNumber: 9095 and 9096 from The Secret Code.
* TeamDad: Yunho has been described [[HoYay by Jaejoong]] to be a charismatic leader on stage, but a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6n0uj7uAE0 'cute daddy']] backstage.
* TeamMom: All the members agree that Jaejoong gives off the feeling of a mother, cooking for them, looking out for them, sometimes cleaning up for them. Yunho and Jaejoong have both agreed that their group has a family dynamic everyone agrees with - mostly with them as the parents.
* TearfulSmile: After realizing that they've finally made it in Japan - after years of struggling with the culture difference, and language - [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DztiHrEyqP4 this tearful]] performance happened.
* TheKlutz: Jaejoong's known to be quite clumsy - he always [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OzbXDse0ls trips]] for some reason.
* TheFashionista/TheDandy: Jaejoong, who now has his own fashion brand, and is often photographed looking fabulous in the [[https://starlovemelody.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/jaejoong-style_joonghana.jpg airport]]. All of them could pass as TheFashionista to be honest, but that comes with the territory of being a celebrity, but Jaejoong usually takes the cake with just how much he cares for how he looks.
* TheMusical: Junsu has been in a number of musicals since 2010. He's even received awards for his roles. His most recent role is to play 'L' in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4nSbMnPnLQ Death Note]].
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: They all love spicy food. And it's most likely because the person who cooks for them the most - Jaejoong - has a very near addiction to it. Changmin's favorite food is just food - he once said he'd marry a fridge if he could.
* TranslatedCoverVersion: Their debut song [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQ635vE2RQI Hug]] along with many of their songs have been translated from Korean to Japanese and Japanese to Korean. Sometimes even Chinese.
* VocalTagTeam: Any two members that has harmony parts in any of their songs can be described as this - they are highly praised for their harmony. But Jaejoong and Yoochun have their own 'Soulmate' sub-unit. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JlEOPhmvj0 This]] is one of their performances.
* WhatBeautifulEyes: [[http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc456/biancazen1/aesthetics%20hub%20images/korean4.jpg Jaejoong]]
* YoureNotMyType: A scene that tends to happen with Changmin and Jaejoong whenever the latter gets particularly close to the former.
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