Music: Super Junior

The primary 13 members of Super Junior.

Initially formed by SM Entertainment in 2005 as a rotational twelve member Boy Band named Super Junior '05, Super Junior is a popular Korean boy band whose number ranges between eight and fifteen members depending on who you ask.

They're notable for being the first large South Korean idol group, splitting into sub-units (and entering the Chinese popular music industry with one such sub-unit), and making forays into acting and hosting on television programs, concerts, and radio shows. All of which are have become common practices in the South Korean popular music industry.

They're also well-known for the ridiculous amount of fanservice they provide their fans with (but that's nothing new), and the... enthusiasm and possessiveness of said fans. While Super Junior still plays up the Ho Yay, their fans have relatively calmed down in later years.

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    Members 
  • Leeteuk
  • Heechul
  • Ryewook
  • Eunhyuk
  • Donghae
  • Shindong
  • Kangin
  • Sungmin
  • Yesung
  • Siwon
  • Kyuhyun
  • Kibum (inactive since 2009 to focus on acting)
  • Henry (Super Junior M)
  • Zhoumi (Super Junior M)

    Former members 
  • Han Geng (Korean name Hankyung): Left and sued SM Entertainment, and has since then pursued a solo career in China.

    Discography 
  • Super Junior 05 (TWINS) 2005
  • Show Me Your Love 2005 (with Dong Bang Shin Ki)
  • U 2006
  • Rokkugo 2007 (Super Junior Trot)
  • Don't Don 2007
  • Me 2008 (Super Junior Mandarin)
  • Cooking? Cooking! 2008 (Super Junior Happy)
  • Sorry Sorry 2009
  • Super Girl 2009 (Super Junior Mandarin)
  • Bonamana 2010
  • VICTORY KOREA 2010
  • Perfection 2011 (Super Junior Mandarin)
  • Mr. Simple 2011
  • Sexy, Free & Single 2012
  • Break Down 2012 (Super Junior Mandarin)
  • Hero 2013 (Japanese)
  • Swing 2014 (Super Junior Mandarin)
  • MAMACITA 2014

All the members tropes have been moved to the Character page.

    Tropes in general 
  • Aerith and Bob: Eeteuk, Heechul, Han Geng/Hankyung, Yesung, Kangin, Shindong, Sungmin, Eunhyuk, Siwon, Donghae, Ryeowook, Kibum, Kyuhyun, Zhou Mi, and Henry. While Han Geng/Hankyung and Zhou Mi's names are obviously not Korean, Henry's just sticks out as that one English name. Justified, as he's Canadian.
  • Bishōnen: Most if not all of the boys are tall, slim and damn pretty.
  • Boy Band: Obvious Korean Pop Music example. One of the biggest ones too.
  • The Bus Came Back:
    • Kangin for the 6th album after he finished his enlistment.
    • A minor example but no one has really heard from Kibum since he stopped performing with the group and he even stopped posting on social media for a while. Not long after the Mamacita promotions began, he posted to his twitter again - and fans exploded with happiness.
  • The Cameo:
    • They made many appearances in other artists' videos. Kibum was in The Grace's "My Everything", Siwon was in Girls' Generation's "Hoot", Sungmin acted in Dong Bang Shin Ki's Banjun drama episode as Yoochun's childhood friend, and so on.
    • By the other hand, some of their MVs had guests: Girls' Generation's Yoona was in "U" and "Marry U" predebut, Jessica was in "Super Girl", Girls' Generation's Sunny was in "Cooking Cooking" and Fx's Victoria was in Suju-M's "U" before f(x) made their debut.
  • Cast Full of Pretty Boys: A group full of pretty guys. A given since it's a common trope in Korean Pop Music groups too.
  • Cats Are Mean: Heechul's cat, Hanjayheebum — or Heebum for short. Also, his original cat hated everyone but him.
  • Darker and Edgier:
    • The MV for their song "Don't Don" was essentially this, being edgier with bad-boy outfits and rockier music.
    • The "Bonamana" MV was just a Darker and Edgier version of the "Sorry Sorry" MV.
    • Like above, A-Cha was a darker version of Mr. Simple.
    • The aesthetic difference between Sexy, Free & Single and SPY might not be noticeable at first, but consider the lyrical content and the bloody special effects in the latter.
  • Distaff Counterpart: Since Girls' Generation started out as Super Junior's girl version, the guys played with this at the Super Show 2:
    • Taeyeon: Leeteuk (both are the leaders)
    • Tiffany: Kangin (both talk the most in interviews)
    • Jessica: Heechul (Heechul started this at Intimate Note)
    • Sunny: Sungmin (Aegyo)
    • Hyoyeon: Eunhyuk (the best dancers)
    • Yoona: Donghae
    • Yuri: Siwon
    • Sooyoung: Kyuhyun
    • Seohyun: Ryeowook (she's the youngest and Ryeowook is nicknamed "The eternal maknae")
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Heechul has nicknamed Siwon "Simba", Donghae "Pinocchio", Kibum Snow White". He calls himself "Cinderella", but that's not embarrassing — just Disney Theme Naming. He's extended this to Eunhyuk and Shindong as well, labeling them "Timon and Pumbaa".
  • Even the Guys Want Him: Their fanboys are just as obsessed with them as their fangirls are.
  • Fake-Out Make-Out: Courtesy of Kyuhyun and Sungmin when they demonstrated this in an interview.
  • Family Business: So far, the members have been advertising small businesses opened by their relatives:
    • MEIHUA DUMPLINGS is Hangeng's mom's business in Beijing.
    • Yesung's family opened Handel & Gretel coffee shop first, which would be closed some time later to open the Mouse Rabbit coffee shop. The shop is run by Yesung and his brother as baristas. Also, Y Style belongs to Yesung's dad.
    • Kona Beans Café is owned by Kyuhyun, Sungmin and Leeteuk's mothers.
    • Eunhyuk's mom owns a branch of Tous Les Jours bakery.
    • Siwon was a temporary partner (for three months) of Twosome Coffee. He also averts the trope; his father owns a minimarket chain, but Siwon opted to follow the entertainment business against his father's wishes. He eventually accepted Siwon's carreer.
    • Kyuhyun's dad owns three Korean language schools in Taiwan. The schools are reported to have as many as 1,800 students.
    • "Shindong's DraQra PC Castle", an internet Café. Guess who owns it. He also has an online shopping mall.
    • Grill5, a taco restaurant owned by Donghae's family, with Dongwha as manager. Before it came the brothers' cafe in Taiwan, The Grand Place.
  • Fanservice: Why Super Junior is so popular. They're masters of various kinds of this such as Guy-on-Guy Is Hot.
  • Flanderization: Heechul and Kyuhyun being jerkasses, Sungmin being a Kawaiiko who Tastes Like Diabetes, and Donghae being a cloudcuckoolander amongst other traits in fanfiction.
  • The Friends Who Never Hang: The main subject of their guest appearance at the show Intimate Note, with Kangin/Sungmin and also Heechul/Eunhyuk being the main subjects .
  • Follow the Leader: The first boy band of its size, the South Korean idol industry has since then taken to churning out similarly large groups.
  • Football Fight Song: VICTORY KOREA for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
  • Fun with Acronyms:
    • Super Junior K.R.Y. = Kyuhyun, Ryeowook, Yesung. Additional letters are added sometimes, like K.R.Y.S. (+ Sungmin), K.R.Y.E.D. (+ Eunhyuk and Donghae), and K.R.Y.D. (+ Donghae).
    • Also, L.S.D. = unofficial trio of Leeteuk, Sungmin, and Donghae.
    • There's the fanclub too. EverLasting Friends is more widely known as E.L.F.
  • Fun with Foreign Languages:
    • Aside from the obvious Engrish abuse from their shows like 'Full House', Heechul also had fun teaching Hankyung many Korean swear words.
    • Everyone apparently had fun teaching Henry ridiculous pick-up lines.
  • Funny Foreigner: Originally Hankyung, whose early humor in variety shows mostly came from his difficulty to speak Korean and how the others pranked him by taking advantage of this. Then Henry and Zhou Mi and similar hilarity ensued. All are Chinese.
  • Game Show Appearance: Used to happen quite often when game shows were more popular in Korea. Since then, Talk shows have become more popular.
  • Genre Roulette: The core group's six albums so far cover bubblegum pop, ballads of all sorts, contemporary R&B, electropop/synthpop, and an example of their label's own unique style, SMP, which mixes pop, rock and orchestral music. There's also a song on their sixth album that sounds a bit like the lovechild of trot and dubstep.
  • Gratuitous English:
    • It used to be more prevalent in their raps, but seemed to be on the decline... until 6jib came along and gave gems like "I’m ready too, Bingo" which can be easily misheard as "I'm ready to bingo".
    • Taking in consideration that English is not their native language, there are notable "English Fails" moments. The most remembered example is Kangin's tattoo "Actions are more prection than words".
    • MAMACITA brings us Shindong's line "Close your lips, shut your tongue".
  • Gratuitous Spanish: The title of their 7th album is "MAMACITA".
  • Hates Being Touched: Averted. They are always all over each other.
  • Hidden Depths: Many of the members, despite being funny and weird idols, are more than meets the eye. Special mention going to Heechul who wants to write children's books.
  • Hot-Blooded: A few members, for example Kangin is prone to death glares and Heechul will not react well if his food is touched.
  • Idol Singer: Well, all of them are idols that sing.
  • Korean Drama: Several of them have played roles in different dramas. Most popular perhaps is Rainbow Romance, which featured six of the boys in its last season (although only Kibum and Heechul were members of the main cast).
  • Landslide Election: Their FIFA World Cup 2010 song: Victory Korea. Even the official song didn't stand a chance.
  • Loads and Loads of Characters: For a boy band. Once the largest boy band in the world, and largely responsible for the trend of larger pop groups in Korea.
  • Meaningful Name: Stage names in this case; Eeteuk means 'Special', Yesung means 'Art of Voice', Kangin means 'Strong Man', and Shindong means 'Child Prodigy'.
  • Mr. Fanservice: All of them are prone to being touchy-feely with each other to shirtless moments.
  • No Sense of Personal Space:
    • A majority of the members, but the one who gets called out for it is Yesung who sneaks into the others' bedrooms at night and touches their philtrums because he likes the feel of it.
    • Siwon. He likes exchanging hugs and kisses with the other members so much that he has been hit for it.
  • Not a Morning Person:
    • Eeteuk. Despite being leader, the others mention him as the last and hardest to wake up.
    • Kangin as well. In one of their early shows, the members had to work together to wake him up by pulling duct tape off of him and spraying water on him.
  • Older Than They Look: Most of the boys haven't physically aged since their debut in 2005. Especially Leeteuk and Heechul who were born in 1983.
  • Pet the Dog: Heechul enjoyed making fun of Chinese member Hankyung for his own enjoyment, yet when Hankyung was insulted with racist remarks by people outside of their dorms, Heechul and several of the others went out to beat the guys up.
  • Precision F-Strike:
    • While in the middle of a mob of Chinese fans at an airport, Donghae let out a frustrated "Move, fuck!" and was immediately attacked for it.
    • An incident in December 2011 during which SM Entertainment's mistreatment of them affected their fans as well pushed some of the boys too far, leading to a series of outbursts on Twitter—including the religious, gentlemanly Siwon.
    • A minor one: Henry's appearance on Weekly Idol started with a game they like to play where they cut and mixed up sections of his song "1-4-3" to see if he would still be able to dance to it smoothly. He didn't the first two times which led to him getting a powerful flick to the forehead and a (rubber) hammer to his head. The third time, he almost had it but then he paused and said "SHOOOOOOOOOT!" He was then treated to something called Seoul Sightseeing. It had nothing to do with sightseeing.
  • Put on a Bus:
    • Kibum started his indefinite hiatus in 2009 in pursuit of an acting career.
    • Kangin after his Bar Brawl and DUI hit and run. He later joined the South Korean military for his two years of mandatory service instead of returning to the group.
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: One of the main attributes of Super Junior, unlike other boybands, is how unique and different from each other are every single one of them. There's the Mr. Fanservice Siwon, the flamboyant Heechul, the Big Fun Shindong, The Cutie Ryeowook, the Badass Adorable Sungmin, the Brainy Brunette Kyuhyun, Team Mom Leeteuk, Lovable Jock Kangin, butt monkey Eunhyuk, the adorkable Donghae, the Token Minority Chinese member Hangeng, the strange yet talented Yesung and The Quiet One Kibum. It has been said also that the group was made of all the trainees who didn't seem to fit in other groups for not meeting "specific characteristics", and even the agency didn't expect for Super Junior 05' to gather a good fanbase.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Heechul and Sungmin especially love wearing pink, but all have done so at some point.
  • Rummage Sale Reject: Pretty much everybody in the fifth album concept photos had weird mismatching outfits, with Leeteuk being one of the worst with his two red and blue coats and colourful... rope Sarashi.
  • Serenade Your Lover:
    • Where lover = TV wife, with Leeteuk (a) calling his We Got Married partner Kang Sora up on stage during his "She" number in Super Show 4 for a "proposal", and (b) allegedly writing a love song for her in their sixth album.
    • Meanwhile, lover = fandom in Super Junior classics "Marry U" and "From U".
  • She's Got Legs: Gender-inverted.
    • Zhou Mi. They're very skinny, and VERY long, and hit outfits often show this off.
    • Sungmin and Kyuhyun may also count; fans tend to pay special attention to their 'honey thighs'.
    • Heechul's attractive lady legs as Lady Hee Hee. Enough said.
  • Sickeningly Sweethearts: Played straight by the Eunhyuk/Donghae and Yesung/Ryeowook pairs when the boys wrote, directed, and starred in their own mini-drama about being Yaoi Guys with a Twist Ending.
  • Smoking Is Cool: How some fans see some of the members' smoking habits. Others are dismayed because of the potential vocal damage.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Leeteuk/Eeteuk, Hankyung/Han Geng, Yesung/Yehsung, Shiwon/Siwon, Gyuhyun/Kyuhyun.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Main vocalists Yesung-Ryeowook-Kyuhyun for singing, main dancers Shindong-Eunhyuk-Donghae for dancing, and well-known personalities Eeteuk-Heechul-Kangin for variety shows.
  • Stage Names: Eeteuk's real name is Park Jungsoo, Yesung's real name is Kim Jongwoon, Kangin's real name is Kim Youngwoon, Eunhyuk's real name is Lee Hyukjae and Shindong's real name is Shin Donghee.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Their fanclub's prone to following the members in ways that are beyond creepy.
  • Stepford Smiler:
    • Leeteuk (one of the more cheerful, upbeat and talkative members) is an extreme case of Type A. When asked about his life with his parents as a child, Leeteuk revealed while crying that not only was their relationship bad, but they abused him often to the point where he began hating and being afraid of his own father — yet for the most part, he continues to smile. It's very sad and eerie to watch. He also used to run a club for depressed idols, to back this up a little.
    • All of Super Junior and even most idols could be considered a watered down case of this too. Depression is very common within the Kpop scene, although Leeteuk does seem to be a very worrying example of it being a reality.
  • Took a Level in Badass: How they all appeared in the Darker and Edgier "Don't Don" MV, especially Kyuhyun who had just recovered from a major accident months prior.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Heechul in regards to Hankyung's Beijing Fried Rice, Sungmin with sweet pumpkins, and Eunhyuk with strawberries.
  • Through His Stomach: The main theme of Suju-H's "Cooking? Cooking!"
  • Truck Driver's Gear Change: Happens often in their ballads, always involving KRY. Especially Yesung.
  • Turtle Power: Yesung has three turtles, who are considered his kids.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Heechul, Kangin, and sometimes Yesung, as they're prone to throwing insults at each other. Yesung usually ends up the butt-money though.
  • Volleying Insults: Yesung and Kangin's letters to each other are full of these. All with love.
  • Wacky Marriage Proposal:
    • Shindong proposed to his not-so-secret girlfriend in the Thanks To notes for their fourth album. In a number code, that was cracked by fans before it was cracked by any of the other members or his girlfriend. They eventually and unfortunately broke up later on, however.
    • Leeteuk dragged his "wife" Kang Sora on-stage to propose at a concert, serenading her while handing her a rose then presenting the ring. Which turned out to be too big. So he hugged her to make up for it.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser:
    • Many of the boys have had their turns, although Heechul does it not only for performances and shows but to disguise himself while out on dates.
    • Most spectacular example to date: Lady HeeHee, from the boys' Super Show 3 concert series. Approved by Mother Monster herself.
  • With Friends Like These...: Again, Heechul, Kangin, and Yesung, who are friends yet bicker with one another very much.


    Attack on the Pin Up Boys movie 
  • Absurdly Powerful Student Council: Literally. Siwon and Ryeowook have telekinesis. Ryeowook is still learning, thought.
  • Affectionate Parody: Their movie "Attack on the Pin-Up Boys" was a parody of the idol culture, obsessions with passing fads, and the life of a teenager set in a High School A.U.. The second half of the film dips into Deconstructive Parody territory though as it becomes more introspective than the first half.
  • Attack Backfire:
    • Turns out the attacks with shit bags made the targets even more popular than before, and that's the reason Siwon, Heechul and Kangin are trying to get attacked as well.
    • After Donghae discovers this and confronts Kibum, he expresses how annoying it turned when the attack backfired, so for the last attack, they make Donghae popular. Donghae later states being famous is annoying as well.
  • Attention Whore: Since they all are driven by It's All About Me motivation, Heechul is the one who exhibits this more than the others.
  • Chick Magnet:
    • Sungmin, Hangeng and Yesung had hordes of fangirls behind them all the time. The groups increased after their attacks.
    • Heechul also has control over the ballet club, who let his dance crew practice at their space.
  • The Cutie: First victim Sungmin, to the point where he's covered in St. Valentine's candy just opening his locker and a fangirl gives him a dolfie (And those dolls are EXPENSIVE).
  • Freudian Trio: In the two small clubs of the school
    • Dance Club:
      • ID: Heechul
      • Ego: Shindong
      • Super Ego: Donghae
    • Judo Club:
      • ID: Kangin
      • Ego: Eunhyuk
      • Super Ego: Panda
    • The "Shit-candidates":
      • ID: Heechul
      • Ego: Kangin
      • Super Ego: Siwon
  • It's All About Me: Why the self-centered Heechul, Kangin and Siwon try to draw the attacker's attention.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Donghae plays along as a comic foil for the detective main character Kibum. Donghae is who solves the mystery first.
  • Ordinary High-School Student: Invoked by Kibum, who opens the movie with this exposition speech.
  • Red Herring: The viewer is led to believe Kibum is suspecting Donghae to be the culprit, since Donghae sneaked out of the detention day when Siwon was attacked.
  • The Reveal: Subverted with The Panda. The ending song reveals Leeteuk was the Panda. As a Trivia, Ryeowook was the one playing the Panda during the filming.
  • Series Mascot / Team Pet: The Panda.
  • Sherlock Scan:
    • With only one visit to the place of the crime, Kibum could tell Siwon lied about being attacked.
    • At the same time subverted, since Kibum was the culprit, so there was no way Siwon could have been attacked the day his whole class was on detention at school.
    • Donghae solves the puzzle after a series of details from Kibum. What made it all clear was that Kibum never flushed the toilet when he left the cubicle.
  • The Stoic: Student Council President Siwon. He even struggles to keep calm after a teacher shakes his hands... seconds after he was massaging his own feet.
  • Those Two Guys: Eunhyuk and the panda for the judo club, and Donghae and Shindong for the dance club.
  • Unreliable Narrator: Kibum is the Hero investigating the attacker's pattern and doing so terribly, later turns out he was the culprit.