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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 now ranges between eight and fifteen 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 now 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.

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)

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


    Tropes in general 
  • Adorkable: They may be serious as the grave one moment and a bunch of goofballs the next.
    • Those who have been featured on We Got Married tend to show this side, especially Leeteuk, who becomes the epitome of this in the show. Despite being the eldest he has no idea how to react to his pretty new wife. Same case with Donghae, who was not actually "married" on the show but was featured with an actress. It was so bad that he had to be helped before and during their dates.
  • Aerith and Bob: Eeteuk, Heechul, Han Geng, Yesung, Kangin, Shindong, Sungmin, Eunhyuk, Siwon, Donghae, Ryeowook, Kibum, Kyuhyun, Zhou Mi, and Henry. While Han Geng and Zhou Mi's names are obviously not Korean, Henry's just sticks out.
  • Attention Whore: Eeteuk, Heechul, Yesung, Kangin.
  • Big Eater: Shindong, but they all can eat a lot.
  • Bishōnen: Most if not all of the boys.
  • Boy Band: Obviously. One of the biggest too.
  • The Bus Came Back: Kangin for the 6th album.
  • 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: Yoona was in "U" and "Marry U" (before SNSD's debut), Jessica was in "Super Girl", 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
  • Cats Are Mean: Heechul's cat, Hanjayheebum — or Heebum for short. Also, his original cat hated everyone but him.
  • The Danza: Sungmin plays the character Sungmin in his new drama "President".
    • Additionally, in their mini-drama series, the members usually went by their names instead of creating names for the characters.
  • Darker and Edgier: The MV for their song "Don't Don" was essentially this.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Kyuhyun has his moments. Heechul as well. Kibum used to be seen as this before he was Put on a Bus.
  • 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")
  • Driven to Suicide: Their fans were a factor in a girl's suicide after she took a picture with Kangin.
  • Dye Hard: They've all done it at some point. Though most of them go for lighter shades of brown, several have been blond or red, and a few even multicoloured.
  • Earworm: Many of their songs are this.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Heechul has nicknamed Siwon "Simba", Donghae "Pinocchio", Kibum Snow White". He calls himself "Cinderella", but that's not embarrassing — just theme naming.
    • He's extended this to Eunhyuk and Shindong as well. He's labeled them "Timon and Pumbaa".
  • Even the Guys Want Him: There are fanboys for a reason.
  • Everyone Is Gay: Or as close to gay as anyone can get in South Korea.
  • Fake-Out Make-Out: Courtesy of Kyuhyun and Sungmin.
  • 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.
      • Also Siwon himself 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.
    • The most recent is Grill5, a taco restaurant owned by Donghae's family, with Dongwha as manager. Before it came the brothers' cafe in Taiwan, The Grand Place.
  • Fan Community Nick Names: ELF's also have their own groups for each member.
    • Leeteuk: Angels
    • Heechul: Petals
    • Hankyung: Gengfans
    • Yesung: Clouds
    • Kangin: Camomile
    • Shindong: Shinfriends
    • Sungmin: VitaMIN
    • Eunhyuk: Jewels
    • Donghae: ELFish
    • Siwon: Siwonest
    • Ryeowook: Ryeosomnia
    • Kibum: Snowers
    • Kyuhyun: Gamers
    • Henry: Strings
    • Zhoumi: Honeys/Mitangs
  • Fan Nickname: Every member has one. Special mention goes to Kyuhyun who ridiculously has over FIFTY nicknames.
    • Kyuhyun actually has infinite nicknames. One needs only to attach "Kyu" to a short word, as in TroperKyu. The possibilities are practically endless.
  • Fanservice: Why Super Junior is so popular. They're masters of it.
  • Flanderization: Heechul and Kyuhyun being jerkasses, Sungmin being a Kawaiiko who Tastes Like Diabetes, and Donghae being a cloudcuckoolander amongst other traits.
  • Follow the Leader: The first boy band of its size, the South Korean idol industry has recently 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. Then Henry and Zhou Mi.
  • Game Show Appearance: Used to happen quite often when game shows were more popular in Korea. Talk shows are more popular now.
  • 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: On their show 'Full House'. It used to be more prevalent in their raps, but seems to be on the decline...
    • ... until 6jib came along.
  • Hates Being Touched: Subverted. They are always all over each other.
  • He's Got Legs: Zhou Mi. They're very skinny, and VERY long.
    • Sungmin and Kyuhyun may also count; fans tend to pay special attention to their 'honey thighs'.
    • Heechul as Lady Hee Hee. Enough said.
    • Let's not forget Leeteuk in Single Ladies.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Eeteuk and Kangin, Heechul and Hankyung, Eunhyuk and Donghae, Kyuhyun and Zhou Mi, etc. Some of these are seen as pure Ho Yay while others are seen as a case of Blood Brothers.
  • Hey, It's That Girl:
    • Yoona appeared in two MVs, "U" and "Marry U", pre-debut.
    • Victoria appeared as the model girl in Super Junior M's "U". She would debut later as the leader of f(x).
    • Jessica appeared in Super Junior M's "Super Girl".
  • Hidden Depths: Many of the members, with special mention going to Heechul and Kyuhyun.
  • Hot-Blooded: Kangin.
  • Idol Singer: Well, all of them.
  • Idols Are Innocent: Subverted. Super Junior can actually get pretty wild, with members being outed as porn fanatics, teaching innocent foreigners curse words and pick up lines, drinking, smoking, getting into bar fights and hit-and-runs...
  • Intelligence Equals Isolation: Kibum, according to the fandom. Sometimes Kyuhyun as well.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Heechul, Kangin, and arguably Kyuhyun.
  • Jerkass: Some see members of Super Junior as this for their sexist remarks.
  • 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 Members: For a boy band. Once the largest boy band in the world, and largely responsible for the trend of larger pop groups in Korea.
  • Manchild: Donghae, particularly in the early years, though every member has had and still has moments of childishness.
  • Meaningful Name: Eeteuk means 'Special', Yesung means 'Art of Voice', Kangin means 'Strong Man', and Shindong means 'Child Prodigy'.
    • Subverted as these are all stage names given by their company.
  • Meganekko: Eeteuk in particular used to wear lensless glasses. Several of the others have done this as well; Zhou Mi seems particularly fond of them. Yesung's family business, Y Style, has been advertised by the boys on Twitter through pictures of them as Meganekkos.
  • Mr. Fanservice: All of them.
  • Name's the Same: Yesung's real name can either be spelt "Kim Jongwoon or "Kim Jongun." Unfortunately, the current dictator of North Korea is also named "Kim Jongun". In 2009, a Swedish tabloid erroneously used Yesung's photo in an article about the then-heir apparent to Kim Jongil and the jokes about it still haven't completely died down.
    • There's a Korean comedian also called Lee Hyukjae, Eunhyuk's real name. They made a joke out of it when the two were on the same variety show once, by jokingly snubbing the comedian and pretending all queries towards him are meant for Eunhyuk.
  • No Export for You: This is pretty much the condition of any place that is not East or Southeast Asia, Australia, or California.
  • 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.
  • Odd Couple: Leeteuk and Kangin.
  • Older than They Look: Most of the boys haven't physically aged since their debut in 2005. Especially Leeteuk and Heechul who are almost 31.
  • One of Us: Aside from the fact that some members are techies and gamers (most notably Kyuhyun), there's their love for Disney and Eunhyuk's interest in manga, particularly One Piece. Also, there's the occasional reference to 9GAG and memes.
  • Pet the Dog: When their Chinese member 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 religious, gentlemanly Siwon.
  • Promoted Fanboy: Kyuhyun, who was the last main member to join.
  • Put on a Bus: Kibum went on 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.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Heechul and Sungmin especially, but all have done so at some point.
  • Rummage Sale Reject: Pretty much everybody in the fifth album concept photos, with Leeteuk being one of the worst.
  • Schedule Fanatic: But as one of the top idol groups in South Korea, they don't really have a choice.
  • Scully Box: Half of the group (more specifically the shorter ones under the 1.80 m. mark) are known for having Shoe Lifts, more evident with Ryeowook and Eunhyuk, having both of them take their shoes off in Explorers of the Human Body and Intimate Note.
    • This is also revealed by Kibum in an interview, where he said the official profiles in SM's website add 4-5 cms. to their real heights.
  • 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".
  • 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.
  • Sir Not Appearing In This Group: Kim Kibum, who has been MIA since late 2009.
  • 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.
    • Except it's definitely Kyuhyun. The sub-group is called SJ - KRY for a reason...
    • YMMV even among the boys themselves. "KRY" was deliberate because of their signature R&B and ballad sound ("cry"). Kyuhyun is @GaemGyu on Twitter.
  • Spotlight Stealing Squad: Yesung-Ryeowook-Kyuhyun for singing, Shindong-Eunhyuk-Donghae for dancing, and 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.
  • 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.
  • Talkative Loons: Eeteuk, Heechul, Yesung, Kangin. Actually, most of them.
  • Took a Level in Badass: How they all appeared in the "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.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: How some fans see Hankyung's actions of sueing SM Entertainment, leaving Super Junior, and almost immediately starting up solo activities in his homeland China.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Heechul, Kangin, and sometimes Yesung. Yesung usually ends up the Butt Monkey though.
  • Volleying Insults: Heechul has proven very good at this.
    • Yesung and Kangin's letters to each other. 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. There's been no word on whether she accepted though.
    • Word is that she's accepted, but there's no marriage date set yet. (Shindong has actually asked people to stop asking him about it.)
    • 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.
  • What Could Have Been: Eunhyuk and Sungmin were supposed to be in an R&B trio with Xiah Junsu, but he debuted first. Heechul and Kangin were supposed to debut in a group called Four Seasons with U-Know Yunho and Hero Jaejoong.
    • Probably for the best since a group would never have survived both Heechul and Jaejoong together.
  • When He Smiles: Kyuhyun and Kibum. Both are attractive when they aren't smiling, but the fans really love how they look when they're genuinely smiling or laughing.
  • 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.
  • With Friends Like These...: Again, Heechul, Kangin, and Yesung.


    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 AU. 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).
  • The Danza: All the guys get their names to their characters, except for the Panda, of course.
  • Dawson Casting: Their roles in their Affectionate Parody movie, although not by too much. The worst case was Heechul who was twenty-four at the time.
  • Dumb Muscle: Kangin's character in their movie.
  • 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
  • Lovable Jock: Foreign exchange basketball superstar Hankyung is said to be this.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Kibum and Donghae's characters are established as this, for the pleasure of the Kihae fans.
  • Hey, It's That Girl/Retroactive Recognition: Yuri from Girls' Generation has a minor role, prior to her debut.
    • In a minor level, blink and you miss it, but Henry also appears as the guy sleeping in class.
    • Also SHINee's Key is one of the background dancers.
  • It's All About Me: Why 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
  • Only Sane Man: Kibum.
  • 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 / Acting for Two: 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.
  • The Rock Star: Yesung and Dark Circle become this after the attack.
  • 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, later turns out he was the culprit.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Kangin and Heechul become this at the end of the movie.
  • What Could Have Been: Because of the accident, where Kyuhyun and Leeteuk were injured...
    • Heechul's character was originally intended for Leeteuk, so he could play opposites to Kangin.
    • There was going to be a character written for Kyuhyun.
  • Yes-Man: Ryeowook is Siwon's personal Lackey / The Dragon / Yes-Man.
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