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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 10 members from South Korea and China. Namely, [[TheCutie Xiumin]], [[UnclePennybags Suho]], [[ForgetfulJones Lay]], [[{{Keet}} Baekhyun]], [[TheSmartGuy Chen]], [[StepfordSmiler Chanyeol]], [[TeamMom D.O]], [[IKnowKarate Tao]], [[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.

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)
* ''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]]
* ''Lu Han'' - (April 20, 1990)
* ''Kris'' - (November 6, 1990)
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[[folder: Discography]]
''Studio Albums:''
* 2013 - XOXO
** Growl (Repackage)
* 2015 - EXODUS
''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.
%% ** 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.
* {{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'', 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!]]
* {{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.
* 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
** 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'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.
* {{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]]...
* {{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'''.
* {{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.
* {{Kaleidoscope Hair}} - During the Wolf promotions, especially, everyone's hairs were switching between all kinds of colours.
%%* {{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.
* {{Lighter and Softer}} - Growl isn't as harsh and loud as previous songs.
* LoadsandLoadsofCharacters - 10 members and 2 former ones.
%%* {{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]] had his hair dyed all sorts of colours at once.
* {{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.
%%* {{Plucky Comic Relief}} - Chanyeol is the MC of their reality show because of this.
* {{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 Chanyeols jokes.
%%* {{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 {{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.]]
* ShesGotLegs - Gender-inverted with the taller members and their longer legs.
%%* {{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.
** Lately the "E-X-O" came back in Call Me Baby.
* {{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.]] 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.
* 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}} - Some South Korean and Chinese fans are the vocal minorities who follow members wherever they go. Unfortunately, many people stereotype all of EXO's fans as this.
* {{Stepford Smiler}}
-->''"No matter how difficult and hard something is, I will always be positive and smile like an idiot."'' - '''Chanyeol'''
* {{Surprisingly Good English}}
** Kris, who moved to Canada with his mother at 10 years old.
** D.O has the best pronunciation among Korean members.
** 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.
* {{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. THEN, to cap it off (hopefully), Lu Han filed a lawsuit as well, citing his health and the company's poor handling of the group's Chinese members among other reasons.
* {{Unicorn}} - Lay's AnimalMotif.
* {{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]]
* 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.
* {{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}} - 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.
%%* {{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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