[[caption-width-right:346:We are one, we are EXO![[labelnote:Left-right, top-bottom]] Kris, Tao, Kai, Lay, Sehun, Chanyeol, Chen, Xiumin, Lu Han, Suho, D.O, Baekhyun[[/labelnote]]]]

->''"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, [[NeatFreak Xiumin]], [[TeamMom Suho]], [[TheDitz Lay]], [[{{Keet}} Baekhyun]], [[NoIndoorVoice Chen]], [[LargeHam Chanyeol]], [[TheNapoleon D.O.]], [[ShrinkingViolet Kai]], and [[{{Kuudere}} Sehun]]. Former member [[NotSoAboveItAll 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 [[{{Bishonen}} 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 [[TheFightingNarcissist 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. Their following releases continued their trend of having strong sales, with each comeback being impressive on its own, either in terms of pre-orders, sales numbers or charting position.

Since October 31st, 2016, a sub-unit of the group debuted under the name EXO-CBX, CBX standing for Chen, Baekhyun and Xiumin, the members composing it.

EXO currently promotes as 8 members, while Lay does solo activities in China.

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

[[folder: Members]]
* ''Xiumin'' (Kim Minseok) - (March 26, 1990) - Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer, Rapper (Lead rapper of EXO-CBX)
* ''Suho'' (Kim Junmyeon) - (May 22, 1991) - Leader, Lead Vocalist
* ''Lay'' (Zhang Yixing) - (October 7, 1991) - Main Dancer, Lead Vocalist, Rapper (as soloist)
* ''Baekhyun'' (Byun Baekhyun) - (May 6, 1992) - Main Vocalist, Lead Dancer, Rapper (Of EXO-CBX)
* ''Chen'' (Kim Jongdae) - (September 21, 1992) - Main Vocalist
* ''Chanyeol'' (Park Chanyeol) - (November 27, 1992) - Main Rapper, Vocalist
* ''D.O.'' (Do Kyungsoo) - (January 12, 1993) - Main Vocalist
* ''Kai'' (Kim Jongin) - (January 14, 1994) - Main Dancer, Lead Rapper, Vocalist
* ''Sehun'' (Oh Sehun) - (April 12, 1994) - Lead Dancer, Lead Rapper, Maknae
[[folder: Former Members]]
* ''Luhan'' (Lu Han) - (April 20, 1990) - Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer
* ''Kris'' (Wu Yifan) - (November 6, 1990) - Leader (of EXO-M), Main Rapper, Vocalist
* ''Tao'' (Huang Zitao) - (May 2, 1993) - Lead Rapper, Lead Dancer, Maknae (of EXO-M)
[[folder: Discography]]
'''Studio Albums'''
* 2013 - XOXO
** [[UpdatedReRelease Growl]] (Repackage)
* 2015 - EXODUS
** [[UpdatedReRelease Love Me Right]] (Repackage)
* 2016 - EX'ACT
** [[UpdatedReRelease LOTTO]] (Repackage)
* 2017 - The War
** [[UpdatedReRelease The War: The Power of Music]] (Repackage)
'''Mini Albums'''
* 2012 - MAMA
* 2013 - Miracles in December
* 2014 - Overdose
* 2015 - Sing for You
* 2016 - For Life
* 2017 - Universe
'''Live Albums'''
* 2014 - Exology Chapter 1: The Lost Planet
* 2017 - EXO PLANET #3-The EXO'rDIUM[dot]

''' Japanese Release'''
* Studio Albums
** 2018 - Countdown
* Mini Albums
** 2015 - Love Me Right ~Romantic Universe~
** 2016 - Coming Over


''As whole''
** 2012 - What is Love
** 2012 - History
** 2014 - December, 2014 (The Winter's Tale)
** 2015 - Lightsaber
** 2015 - Unfair
** 2016 - Monster [LDN Noise Creeper Bass Remix]
** 2016 - Dancing King feat. Yoo Jae Suk (SM Station release)
** 2017 - Power [R3hab remix] (SM Station release)
''Solo singles''
* Xiumin
** 2015 - You Are The One (OST of ''Falling For Challenge'')
** 2016 - Call You Bae (Duet with Jimin of AOA)
** 2017 - Young and Free (Duet with Mark of NCT, SM Station release)
* Suho
** 2016 - Beautiful Accident (Duet with Chen, OST of ''Beautiful Accident'')
** 2017 - The First Moment (OST of ''Three Color Fantasy: Star of the Universe'')
** 2017 - Starlight (Duet with Remi, OST of ''Three Color Fantasy: Star of the Universe'')
** 2017 - Curtain (SM Station release)
** 2018 - Do You Have A Moment (Duet with Jane Jang)
** 2018 - Dinner (Duet with Jane Jang, SM Station release)
* Lay: See '''Lay Discography'''.
* Baekhyun
** 2015 - Beautiful (written by Chanyeol, OST of ''EXO Next Door'')
** 2016 - Dream (Duet with Suzy of Miss A)
** 2016 - The Day (Duet with K.Will, SM Station release)
** 2017 - Rain (Duet with Soyou)
** 2017 - Take You Home (SM Station release)
* Chen
** 2014 - Best Luck (OST of ''It's Okay, That's Love'')
** 2016 - Years (duet with Alesso, SM Station release)
** 2016 - Lil' Something (duet with Heize, SM Station release)
** 2016 - Everytime (duet with Punch, OST of ''Descendants Of The Sun'')
** 2016 - I'm Not Okay (OST of ''Missing 9'')
** 2016 - Beautiful Accident (duet with Suho, OST of ''Beautiful Accident'')
** 2017 - Nosedive (with Dynamic Duo)
** 2017 - Bye Babe (duet with 10cm, SM Station release)
* Chanyeol
** 2015 - Who I am
** 2015 - Last Hunter (Theme song of ''Law Of The Jungle'')
** 2016 - You Are
** 2016 - How About It
** 2016 - I Hate You (duet with Yuan Shan Shan, OST of ''So I Marry An Anti Fan'')
** 2016 - Freal Luv (Collaboration with Far East Movement and Marshmellow, SM Station release)
** 2016 - Stay With Me (Duet with Punch, OST of ''Goblin'')
** 2017 - Let Me Love You (Duet with Junggigo)
** 2017 - Hand
* D.O.
** 2014 - Crying Out (OST of ''Cart'')
** 2016 - Tell Me (what is love) (duet with Yoo Young Jin, SM Station release)
** 2016 - Don't Worry (remake duet with Jo Jung Seok, OST of ''My Annoying Brother'')
* Kai
** 2015 - Beautiful Goodbye
** 2017 - I See You
* Sehun
** 2017 - A Go

'''Lay Discography'''

''Studio Albums''
** 2017 - Sheep
''Mini Albums''
** 2016 - Lose Control
** 2017 - Winter Special Gift
** 2014 - Airport tears
** 2014 - I'm Lay
** 2015 - Dancing Young
** 2015 - Youth and Happiness (OST of ''Oh My God'')
** 2015 - Alone (OST of ''Ex Files 2'')
** 2015 - Wonderful Day
** 2016 - Man's Business (with ''Go Fighting'' cast, OST of ''Go Fighting Movie: Royal Treasure'')
** 2016 - Monodrama (SM Station release)
** 2017 - Prayer (OST of ''Operation Love'')

[[folder: EXO-CBX Discography]]
'''Mini Albums'''
** 2016 - Hey Mama!

** 2016 - For You (OST of ''Scarlet Heart: Ryeo'')
** 2016 - Crush U (OST of video game ''Blade and Soul'')
** 2017 - It's Running Time (Theme song of ''RunningMan'' Animation)
** 2018 - Someone Like You (OST of ''Live'')

'''Japanese Releases'''

''Mini Albums''
** 2017 - GIRLS
''Studio Albums''
** 2018 - Magic
** 2017 - Cry (OST of ''Final Life'')


''TV Dramas:''

* Suho:
** 2013 - ''Prime Minister and I'', as Han Tae-woong (cameo character)
** 2017 - ''Three Color Fantasy: Star of the Universe'', as Woo-joo (main Character)
** 2018 - ''Rich Man, Poor Woman'', as Lee Yoo-chan (main character)
* Lay
** 1998 - ''We The People'', as Huan Huan (cameo character)
** 2016 - ''To Be a Better Man'', as Xiao Cai (supporting character)
** 2016 - ''The Mystic Nine'', as Er Yue Hong (main character)
** 2017 - ''Operation Love'', as Yan Xiaolai (main character)
** 2018 - ''The Golden Eyes'', as Zhuang Rui (main character)
** Preparing - ''Empress of the Ming'', as Zhu Qizhen (supporting main character)
* Baekhyun
** 2016 - ''Scarlet Heart: Ryeo'', as Wang Eun (supporting main character)
* Chanyeol
** 2008 - ''Things I Will Do Even If Regretted''(literal translate), as one of the gang (cameo)
** 2008 - ''High Kick!'', as one of the delinquents (cameo)
** 2013 - ''Royal Villa'', as one of the popular university boys (cameo)
** 2017 - ''Missing 9'', as Li Yeol (supporting main character)
* D.O.
** 2014 - ''It's Okay, That's Love'', as Han Kang-woo (supporting main character)
** 2015 - ''Hello Monster'', as (young) Lee Jun-young (supporting character)
** 2018 - ''100 Day Husband'', as Lee Yool/Won Deok (main character)
* Kai
** 2017/2018 - ''Andante'', as Lee Shi-kyung (main character)
** 2018 - ''Spring Has Come'', as Lee Ji-won (main character)
** 2018 - ''The Miracle We Met'', as Ato (supporting main character)
* Sehun
** 2013 - ''Royal Villa'', as one of the popular university boys (cameo)

* Xiumin
** 2016 - ''Seondal: The Man Who Sells the River'', as Gyeon-I (supporting main character)
* Suho
** 2007 - ''Attack On The Pin-Up Boys'', as one of rock band members (cameo)
** 2016 - ''One Way Trip''/''Glory Day'', as Sang-woo (main character)
** Preparing - ''Middle School Girl A'', as Hyun Jae-hee (main character)
* Lay
** 2015 - ''Ex-Files 2'', as Li Xianghe (special appearance)
** 2015 - ''Oh My God'', as Le Yi (main character)
** 2016 - ''Go Fighting movie: Royal Treasure'', as himself
** 2016 - ''The Mystic Nine Side Story: Flowers Bloom in February'', as Er Yue Hong (main character)
** 2017 - ''Kungfu Yoga'', as Xiao Guang (supporting main character)
** 2017 - ''The Founding of an Army'', as Lu Deming (supporting character)
** TBA - ''Unexpected Love'', as Han Ben (main character)
** TBA - ''I'm Beside You''
* Chanyeol
** 2015 - ''Salut d'Amour'', as Min-sung (supporting character)
** 2016 - ''So I Marry An Anti-Fan'', as Hoo Joon/Hou Zhun (main character)
* D.O.
** 2014 - ''Cart'', as Choi Tae-young (supporting main character)
** 2015 - ''Unforgettable'', as Park Beom-Sil (main character)
** 2016 - ''My Annoying Brother'', as Go Doo-young (main character)
** 2017 - ''Room no.7'', as Tae-jung (main character)
** 2017 - ''Along With The Gods: The Two Worlds'', as Won Dong-yeon (supporting character)
** 2018 - ''Along With The Gods 2'', as Won Dong-yeon (supporting character)
** 2018 - ''Swing Kids'', as Ro Ki-soo (main character)
* Sehun
** TBA - ''Catman'', as Liang Qu (main character)
''Web Dramas:''
* All
** 2015 - ''EXO Next Door'', as themselves (Chanyeol, Baekhyun, D.O., Sehun as main characters, others as supporting/cameo characters)
* Xiumin
** 2015/2016 - ''Falling For Challenge'', as Na Do-jeon (main character)
* Suho
** TBA - ''HOW ARE U BREAD'', as Han Do-woo (main Character)
* D.O.
** 2016 - ''Be Positive'', as Kim Hwan-dong (main character)
* Kai
** 2015/2016 - ''Choco Bank'', as Kim Eun-haeng (main character)
** 2016 - ''First Seven Kisses'', as Himself (one of main characters)
* Sehun
** TBA - ''Dear Archimedes'', as Yan Su (main character)
''Web Movies:''
* Sehun
** Preparing - ''Dok Go Rewind'', as Kang Hyuk (main character)

!!EXO provides examples of the following tropes:

[[folder:Band and Member Tropes]]
* AnimalMotif: They all have an official one confirmed in Exordium dot.
** Xiumin is a cat.
** Suho is a rabbit.
** Lay is a sheep. His original motif in MAMA MV is an unicorn.
** Baekhyun is a flying squirrel. He is often compared with a puppy (particularly a Corgi) by fans due to his looks and hyperactive personality.
** Chen is a dinosaur. Some fans compared him to [[CatSmile a cat]].
** Chanyeol is a white tiger. Like Baekhyun, he is also compared to a puppy by fans. His original motif in MAMA is a phoenix.
** D.O. is a penguin.
** Kai is a bear.
** Sehun is a wolf. Some compared him to a baby bird or chick.
** Tao is often compared to a panda because of his [[CreepyShadowedUnderEyes eyes]].
** Lu Han is compared to a deer. Bonus points because his [[AwesomeMcCoolName name]] means "deer of the dawn" in Chinese.
** Kris's motif in MAMA is a dragon.
* BadassBaritone: Chanyeol has quite a low voice, which compliments his rapping which is generally well-received and seen as awesome.
* BigLittleBrother: Sehun is the youngest member yet is one of the tallest members.
* {{Bishonen}}: All of the boys have a pretty face and are lean and attractive. Technically kkotminam, since they're Korean.
* BoyBand: One of the most popular examples in KoreanPopMusic.
* BreakoutCharacter:
** Lu Han, who was 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.
** While taking solo endeavors in China, Lay has proved himself to be this.
* CastFullOfPrettyBoys: 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''.
* ChildPopstar: Lay, a local one in Changsha, Hunan.
* CreepyShadowedUndereyes: Tao, which can either be played straight when he looks like a badass or [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] when he looks like a [[PandaingToTheAudience panda]].
* DarkSkinnedBlond: [[http://31.media.tumblr.com/cbf2491b3394d95630673ffb7871fd71/tumblr_mpr23mqty61ssufsco1_500.jpg Kai]], near the end of the ''Wolf'' era. The hair color makes a return for ''Monster'' and ''Lucky One''.
* EmbarrassingNickname:
** Xiumin: "Baozi" and "lil fattie". Once were acceptable targets but no longer after his rapid weight loss.
** [[DudeLooksLikeALady Lu Han]]: "Marilyn Monroe" or any other female names since he dislikes to be compared with girls.
** Suho: [[TeamMom "Mom" or "Eomma".]] Also once acceptable before he expressed his disliking for them.
** Chanyeol: "Yoda", "Dobi", "Elf" and others which are directed at his [[PointyEars ears]].
** D.O.: [[KubrickStare "Satansoo"]]. Once a RunningGag, but subverted after revealed that his behavior was due to his astigmatism.
** Kai: "Kkamjong" which means "black-jongin" because of his skin color. You can imagine how rude is that, especially to some fans with 'real' dark skin.
** Sehun: "Thehun", borned because of his [[SpeechImpediment lisp]].
* EternallyPearlyWhiteTeeth: Chanyeol's teeth is known for being quite white and pretty.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: D.O is the most popular member among men.
* EveryoneIsGay: Normally invoked in fanfiction where all the members want each other.
* EyeScream: Baekhyun was hit with some fireworks after standing too close to the edge of a stage during a performance.
* {{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]]...
* FemaleGaze: [[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.
* FiveManBand:
** EXO-K:
** TheLeader - Suho
** TheLancer - D.O.
** TheSmartGuy - Kai (Overlapped with TeamPet)
** TheBigGuy - Chanyeol
** TheHeart - Sehun
** SixthRanger - Baekhyun (Also has TheSmartGuy traits)
** EXO-M:
** TheLeader - Kris
** TheLancer - Luhan
** TheSmartGuy - Xiumin
** TheBigGuy - Tao
** TheHeart - Lay
** SixthRanger - Chen (Also has TheMentor traits)
* {{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}}.
** 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.
* FriendToAllChildren:
** 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.
* GroupieBrigade: 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}}: The use of makeup of more outlandish makeup was more common in the group during their debut era, but they've mellowed out since then.
* ICantDance: Chen and Chanyeol, although they have been getting better.
* IconicLogo: Their hexagon logo and [[http://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/67/5b/c2/675bc2e46f6992adade0d9feb88e1eba.jpg its]] [[https://www.tumblr.com/search/exo%20logos iterations]].
* 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'''.
* JackOfAllTrades:
** 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.
** Baekhyun, ever since his dance skills have developed to the point of him being able to keep up with the dance line. He can rap, sing, host, dance, does martial arts and is handsome to top it off. Netizens say he's "born to be on stage".
** Lay, main dancer alongside Kai, and as of 2017, released two solo albums in China and taken on many extraneous endeavors including acting and hosting.
* KaleidoscopeHair: During the ''Wolf'' promotions, especially, everyone's hairs were switching between all kinds of colours.
* LauncherOfAThousandShips: There are ''144'' possible ship combinations; everyone is a ship launcher in their own right.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: 9 members and 3 former ones.
* MasterActor: D.O., who had starred in different movies and dramas [[labelnote:include]] '''Movies''': ''Cart'', ''Unforgettable'', ''My Annoying Brother'', ''Room No.7'', ''Along With The God: The Two Worlds'' '''Dramas''': ''It's Okay,That's Love'', ''EXO Next Door'', ''Hello Monster'', ''Be Positive'' [[/labelnote]] and received a large number of positive comments from both netizens and industry seniors.
* MeaningfulName: Suho means "''guardian''" in Korean.
* MistakenAge: [[OlderThanTheyLook Xiumin and Lu Han]], who are the oldest, while [[YoungerThanTheyLook Kai and Sehun]] are the youngest.
* MrFanservice: Kai, and also Lay to an extent. ''Very'' much so and acknowledged InUniverse.
* MulticoloredHair: Sehun during the [[http://media.tumblr.com/9fcd0c1c2d0c0d0e83a132f72256cb12/tumblr_inline_moo0sbGqs31qz4rgp.jpg Wolf era]] had his hair dyed all sorts of colours at once.
* 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.
%%* PluckyComicRelief: Chanyeol is the MC of their reality show because of this.
* RealityShow: They got their own show, conveniently named EXO's Showtime!
** Later, they had EXO 90:2014, alternately named "K-Pop Time Slip".
** In 2017, they have a show on Vlive+ called "EXO Tourgram".
* SecretRelationship: 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.]]
* SpeechImpediment: 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.
* SpotlightStealingSquad:
** Kai, Lay and Sehun 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. [[BreakoutCharacter Xiumin, ]]too, gets more recognize as a dancer.
* 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 Junmyeon, Lay for Zhang Yixing, Chen for Kim Jongdae, D.O for Do Kyungsoo, Kai for Kim Jongin.
* StalkerWithACrush: 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.
* StepUpToTheMicrophone: Since ''Love Me Right'' Kai went from receiving barely any lines to being featured prominently in various songs. He even gets the lead vocal position in ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTthk5uftcU Twenty Four]]''.
* StepfordSmiler:
-->''"No matter how difficult and hard something is, I will always be positive and smile like an idiot."'' - '''Chanyeol'''
* TeamDad: Suho, concurrently also the TeamMom after Kris left the group. While he could be doting to his members and cares for them, he's not afraid to keep them in check and speak in their stead.
* TechnicianVSPerformer:
** Lay and Sehun (Technicians) vs. Kai (Performer) when it comes to dancing. To be fair, Kai can be considered a Technician that learned to act like a Performer, as much of his charisma is amplified by how flawless his technique is.
** Chen and D.O. (Technicians) vs. Baekhyun (Performer) for singing.
* TeenIdol: Just about all debuted as idols in their teens.
* {{Unicorn}}: Lay's original AnimalMotif.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/a91dd40b4d78cbe453c1cd6565de8432/tumblr_mod110vqSj1rnawcro1_500.png Lay]] dyed his hair blue once.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: Baekhyun dressed as a girl in The One music video, to play the role of a love interest for Chen, Xiumin and himself at once.

[[folder:Music and Music Video Tropes]]
* AbandonedWarehouse: Their ''Growl'' music video looks like it's being shot in this.
* AmazingTechnicolorBattlefield: The primary setting for their ''Power'' music video takes place on a vividly blue and purple planet complete with 80s-style motifs.
* AnimatedMusicVideo: The introduction of their ''MAMA'' music video.
** Again in ''Power''.
* AntiClimax: In their ''Lightsaber'' 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 pronunciation 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]].
* AudienceParticipationSong: ''Drop That''.
* BackToBackBadasses: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7q5eiQYGl0&feature=c4-overview-vl&list=PLA91TLEzZINsOvVuFzd019vY-c3IRLZEF Shown here]], about two and a half minutes in.
* 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.
* ChristmasSongs: ''Miracles in December'' contains Christmas themed music. Also ''The Winter's Tale''.
* CoolCar: A white Lamborghini and red Ferrari in their ''Call Me Baby'' MV.
* 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.
* DifferentlyPoweredIndividual: 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.
*** While their powers are given a nod in music videos such as ''Lucky One'' or ''Kokobop'', ''Power'' takes the concept and runs with it, showing the members receiving their respective powers except for Baekhyun, who has never lost it in the MV.
** AnIcePerson: Xiumin
** BlowYouAway: Sehun
** {{Flight}}: Kris
** HealingHands: Lay
** LightEmUp: Baekhyun
** MakingASplash: Suho
** MindOverMatter / {{Telepathy}}: Lu Han
** PlayingWithFire: Chanyeol
** ShockAndAwe: Chen
** SuperStrength / DishingOutDirt: D.O
** [[TeleportersAndTransporters Teleportation]]: Kai
** TimeMaster: Tao
* {{Dubstep}}: Their music is very, very heavily influenced by the genre.
* EiffelTowerEffect: London Eye in Kai's Pathcode teaser.
** Literally, in Lay's ''I Need U'' MV.
* [[EscapedFromTheLab Escaped From The Hospital]]: What the video for ''Lucky One'' is all about.
* FairytaleMotifs: Both fairy tale and fantasy motifs appear a lot as themes or references in their music, including but not exclusive to ''El Dorado'', ''Black Pearl'', ''Baby Don't Cry'', and ''Peter Pan''.
* 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 prince's POV), ''Wolf'' (the Korean title is even Wolf and The Beauty), also ParanormalRomance in ''Angel'' (them as an angel loving normal girl they protect).
* 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.
* AGlassOfChianti: Chen is seen with this in the ''Lotto'' music video.
* IceQueen: The love interest of their song ''Machine'', an {{Emotionless Girl}} with perfect beauty, doll-like feature, and cold smile.
* JustFriends: A theme of their song ''My Lady'', also appeared in ''Tender Love''.
* LighterAndSofter: ''Growl'' isn't as harsh and loud as previous songs.
* LoveIsADrug: ''Overdose'', as the title say, equating love with overdosing.
* 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.
* ManlyTears: Chanyeol and Tao in ''Miracles in December''.
* TheMaze: Their logo for ''Overdose'', also appearing in the MV.
** The hospital in ''Lucky One'' is also shaped like one.
* MerchandiseDriven: EXO-K's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TSuuPdthfw song]] for the Samsung ATIV Smart PC.
* MetalScream: ''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".
* MoneyToBurn: Quite funny that [[SecretlyWealthy Suho]] is the one burning a pile of money in their ''Lotto'' music video.
%%*NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly * NonuniformUniform: Their ''Growl'' era costumes are basically personalised school uniforms, from sleeveless jackets, neckties/no neckties and inside shirts.
* {{Onomatopoeia}}: From the songs ''Growl'' and ''Wolf''; it's right in the titles.
%%* PepTalkSong
%%** ''History''.
%%** Also ''Two Moons''.
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: ''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).
* PlayingWithSyringes: The nurses in ''Lucky One'' injected mysterious black substance in their [=IVs=].
* {{Pixellation}}: Done a few times in their ''Monster'' music video for aesthetic effects.
* ProductPlacement: Samsung Level headset in ''Call Me Baby'', Samsung phones and headsets in Pathcode teasers. Maybe because they have a tie-in with Samsung.
* ProlongedPrologue: After 23 teasers...
* SequelSong: ''My Turn to Cry'' is the prince version of ''Baby Don't Cry''.
* {{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''. 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.
* SingerNameDrop: 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".
** Lay's solo song, ''Dancing Young'', "Y-I-X-I-N-G, My name is, ZHANG YIXING!" and of course, ''[[CaptainOblivious I'm Lay]]''.
* SpaceWhale: 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]]''.
* StarWars: Had a collaboration with the franchise, resulting in ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukAvTZbnN94 Lightsaber]]''.
* StockSoundEffects: There are lot of cha-ching!s in their Lotto music video and the beginning of ''Ka-Ching'' music video.
* SWATTeam: SWAT-like team appeared in ''Monster'', upped up with their ''Lotto'' where the SWAT-like team have uniform with SWAT written on their backs.
* TitleTrack: ''MAMA''.
* TotalEclipseOfThePlot: In ''What is Love''. Also appeared in Pathcode teasers and later again in Total Eclipse teaser. A big theme of the group.
* TranslatedCoverVersion: EXO-K and EXO-M sing in Korean and Mandarin, respectively. All four albums have two versions: Korean and Mandarin.
* UnwittingTestSubject: Implied that EXO's this in ''Lucky One''.
* 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.