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[[caption-width-right:290: ROVIX, VIXX's [[InstantAwesomeJustAddMecha robotic mascot/logo]].]]

->[[CatchPhrase Real V! V-I-X-X! We are VIXX!]]

'''VIXX''' (Korean: 빅스, Japanese: ヴィックス, acronym for Voice, Visual, Value in Excelsis) is a [[KoreanPopMusic South Korean]] {{boy band}} that debuted on May 24, 2012 under Jellyfish Entertainment. Notably, rather than being assembled by their label as per the norm for Korean idol groups, the 6 members were chosen through a elimination-style [[RealityShow reality TV show]] called ''[=MyDOL=]'' in which 10 trainees competed against each other, with results being based off viewer votes. Only the final 6 made the cut and were allowed to debut as VIXX.

[[folder: Members]]
* N (born June 30, 1990) - [[TheLeader leader]], main dancer, lead vocalist
* Leo (born November 10, 1990) - main vocalist
* Ken (born April 6, 1992) - main vocalist
* Ravi (born February 15, 1993) - main rapper, main dancer
* Hongbin (born September 29, 1993) - visual, supporting vocalist, supporting rapper
* Hyuk (born July 5, 1995) - maknae, supporting vocalist, lead dancer
[[/folder]]

Jellyfish Entertainment's first and so far only idol group, VIXX started out with a saccharine, generic boy band sound, and compared to other newcomers in 2012, their debut was rather lackluster. It wasn't until 2013 that they made a name for themselves with the single ''[[DarkerAndEdgier On and On]]'', which marked a reinvention in image and artistic direction for the group. Soon after, they netted their first music show win with ''[[BloodierAndGorier Voodoo Doll]]'', and haven't looked back since. Though 2013 is considered their breakout year, the successes of ''Eternity'' and ''Error'' in 2014 solidified them as one of the industry's emerging boy groups, with a growing domestic and international fanbase.

They're known for their onstage charisma, superb choreography, and their willingness to embrace [[NightmareFuel dark, disturbing]], or otherwise unorthodox concepts and subject matter for their songs - ones that most boy bands wouldn't even dare to touch - and ''run'' with them; as a result, they're often referred to variably as "concept gangsters", "horror-dols", and "fantasy-dols" in Korea. VIXX also have a great deal of creative control over their work compared to most boy bands - in fact, members have written and composed album tracks, choreographed music videos, and come up with the concepts for their releases, among other things.

[[folder: Discography]]
'''Korean Discography'''

''Studio Albums:''
* Voodoo (2013)

''Extended Plays:''
* Hyde (2013)
** Jekyll (Repackage)
* Error (2014)

''Singles:''
* Super Hero (2012)
* Rock Ur Body (2012)
* On and On (2013)
* Eternity (2014)
* Boys' Record (2015)

'''Japanese Discography'''

''Studio Albums:''
* Darkest Angels (2014)

''Singles:''
* Error (2014)
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Music Videos]]
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pT0rl2luupY Super Hero]]
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uRrv67FCb0 Rock Ur Body]]
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0C6EktpC20 On and On]]
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Le0CwBy4SaQ Hyde]]
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vIZT-aIUKc G.R.8.U]]
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2aGvwlS11g Girls, Why?]] - featuring indie duo OKDAL
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGNT6GCU4I8 Only U]]
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOG7BexjPjM Voodoo Doll]]
** A [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0UIiq4aZ_w clean version]] was also released that removes the gore and torture scenes and edits out the more violent parts of the choreography.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dl4xM2RKJdw Thank You For My Love]]
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIfoNcm8Psw Eternity]]
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IF8kySIcWNw Error]]
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OM4C3uIXk28 Love Equation]]
[[/folder]]

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!![=VIXX=] provides examples of the following tropes:

* AllThereInTheManual: Apparently Leo is the DJ for VIXX TV.
%% * AmbiguouslyBrown: N, and to a lesser extent Ravi, are subject to many jokes.
* {{Art}}: Hongbin loves and enjoys photography with a passion while Ken loves drawing/doodling.
* ArtisticLicensePhysics: ''On and On''. Launching people to outer space will cause the G-forces to crush them. Unless if they're not humans at all.
* BackToFront: The music video for ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vIZT-aIUKc G.R.8.U]]'' played out from the ending to the beginning and most of the scenes were done in reverse. In order to portray this trope well, VIXX had to learn and sing the song backwards.
* BadassBaritone: Ravi has a considerably low voice and uses it to his advantage and makes himself cooler. Also made hilarious in their performance as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eY7amGWIpuc VIXX Girls]], as he was the only one who didn't even bother trying to sound feminine.
%% * BigBrotherMentor: Singers and labelmates Park Hyo Shin, Sung Si Kyung, and Seo In Guk. %%Needs more context
* BigLittleBrother: Youngest member Hyuk - after his growth spurt, he's become the tallest member of the group.
* BloodierAndGorier: The ''Hyde'' music video is more violent and graphic compared to ''On and On'', but the music video for ''Voodoo Doll'' makes both of them seem pleasant by comparison.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead:
** During the ''Rock Ur Body'' era Hyuk was blonde, while Ken was brunette and Ravi had red hair.
** During the ''On and On'' era N had silver hair, while Ken was brunette and Leo had red hair.
** During the ''Hyde'' era Ravi had white hair, while Ken was brunette and N had red hair.
** During the ''G.R.8.U'' era Hyuk was Blonde, while Hongbin was brunette and N had fire engine red hair.
** During the ''Love Equation'' era Ravi was blonde, while Hyuk was brunette and Hongbin had reddish pink hair although it tended to change frequently with various shades of pink and light brown.
* {{Bowdlerise}}: The choreography for ''Voodoo Doll'' had to be changed for live performances because it was deemed too violent. The music video itself was deemed too horrific to broadcast, so a clean version without the questionable content was made.
* BoyBand: A KoreanPopMusic example.
* BreakupSong: ''Love Equation'' tells the story about 'youth' who move forward to the future and overcoming their breakup and even though it’s a breakup song, it sounds incredibly bright and upbeat.
* CatchPhrase: Everyone in the group (save Leo) has said "Wow!" at least three times, but Ken and N seem to be the worst offenders. Also, Ken and "Eotteokhaji?" ("What'll I do?") - in fact, he has a song for it, consisting of only that word. And then there's Hyuk and "Bum-babum-babum..."
* CloudCuckooLander: All of them to a certain extent, but mostly Ken. Their Mnet Wide featurette caught Ravi and Hongbin on camera having an hour-long debate over how a bathtub worked. Hyuk had previously commented that the group's conversations were usually very strange.
* CoolShades: Ravi and Leo often sport these to add to the coolness effect.
* CoverVersion: ''Love Equation'' is a updated remake of South Korean rave music group Re.f's ''Farewell Formula'' from 1995, 20 years prior to VIXX's ''Love Equation''.
* TheCutie: Ken, who is prone to spontaneous aegyo and is referred to as the "cutie main vocal".
* {{Cyberpunk}}: Elements of cyberpunk were invoked with [[http://www.showwallpaper.com/wallpaper/1410/085797.jpg promotional]] images for ''Error'' which had members.
* {{Cyborg}}: In their music video for ''Error'' the boys become rather depressed but handsome cyborgs.
* DarkerAndEdgier: The music video for ''On and On'' is definitely quite dark compared to ''Super Hero'' and ''Rock Ur Body''. It's been turned UpToEleven with ''Hyde'', and taken even further with ''Voodoo Doll'', which was so much DarkerAndEdgier that it ended up getting a clean version to get past broadcast censors.
%% * DeathGlare: Leo is a master of these. %%Needs more context
* DefrostingIceQueen: Gender-inverted with the aloof Leo who seems to be ever so slowly warming up to cameras. Ever so slowly.
* DesignatedParents: N is often referred to as the mom, while Leo is sometimes mentioned as the dad.
* DisguisedInDrag: All of them (save Leo, who was injured and couldn't perform) as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eY7amGWIpuc VIXX Girls]]. N in particular sells the look really well.
* DoItYourselfThemeTune: The boys made their own theme song for season 2 of VIXX TV, with the process being shown in the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGItBubt2Ec first episode]].
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Ravi is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Euen_lhM4Q a]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poZXeEboE-0 fanboy]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poZXeEboE-0 magnet]].
* EyeScream: Eye-related injuries happen all over the place in the ''Voodoo Doll'' MV.
* {{Fanboy}}: Hongbin is a [[https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x249a5j huge fan]] of the singer Park Hyo Shin. N's adoration of [[Music/GirlsGeneration SNSD]]'s Seohyun is also [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k38pH4EnPEs well-known]].
* FemaleGaze: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TNTcC-aAX8 N and his butt]] is an example of being the attention of the female gaze. Hongbin also gets asked to flash his abs a lot on variety shows.
* FollowTheLeader: VIXX's success paved the way for other made-by-reality-TV idol groups; examples include YG Entertainment's WINNER and iKON, and Starship Entertainment's No.Mercy.
* FriendToAllChildren: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0obFNNRqAU Evidence]] of Leo playing and interacting with kids shows just how much of a softie he is and that he has a natural way with children.
* GenreRoulette: Masters of this trope. ''Voodoo'' alone had the dark industrial banger that is ''Voodoo Doll'', the soft, dreamy electropop ''Someday'', the guitar-infused R&B number ''Only U'', the 90's throwback ''B.O.D.Y'', and the sugary ballad ''Thank You For My Love'', all in one album.
* GoodWingsEvilWings: They all sprout black wings at the end of the music video for ''Hyde''.
* GratuitousEnglish: Ravi is the biggest offender, as the Engrish-filled intros to almost all of their otherwise Korean title tracks are done by him; ''Error'' bucked the trend by not having one.
* {{Guyliner}}: Wouldn't be K-pop without it, but rather than using it strictly for glamour they sometimes smudge it to make themselves look more deranged, most notably in ''On and On'' and ''Hyde''.
%%* HatesBeingTouched: Leo, unless he initiates it. %%Needs more context
* HeadphonesEqualIsolation: Leo often listens to music in the car while the others talk during VIXX TV.
* HeavySleeper: Ravi can sleep through ''anything''.
* HellBentForLeather: The promotional outfits for ''Error'' were made out leather and used for the badass effect.
* HexSign: The [[http://upload.enewsworld.net/News/Contents/20150128/86138003.jpg official logo]] for their Live Fantasia - Hex Sign and Utopia concert tours utilizes a hex sign spelling V-I-X-X.
* ICantDance: Ken at least started off like this as joined as a trainee with the aim of becoming a ballad singer, not a member of a dance-oriented boy band. That said, he keeps up pretty well.
* IconicLogo: Their Rovix icon strongly helps identify them.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: ''I Don't Want to Be an Idol'' is about a idol that falls in love with a girl, but can't do any of the things that normal couples can do without fangirls and paparazzi following them.
* InelegantBlubbering: Leo, [[NotSoStoic of all people]], was the biggest wreck following VIXX's first ever win at a music show, sitting down right on the stage and curling into a ball to cry. Ravi and N were also openly bawling.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddMecha: How to complete a boyband and their music? Add a robot mascot - Rovix.
* KaleidoscopeHair: Everyone's hair changes every once in a while, but Ravi is notable for changing his hair color four times in a six month period.
%%* {{Keet}}: Ken. %%Needs more context
* KoreanDrama: All members except Ravi have appeared in various Korean dramas.
** N in ''The Family is Coming'' and ''Hotel King''.
** Hongbin in ''Glorious Day'' and ''The Heirs''.
** Ken in ''Boarding House 24''.
** Leo in ''Glorious Day''.
** Hyuk in ''Glorious Day''.
* LetsDuet: Applies to Ravi and Hyuk's duet, ''Memory'' from their 2015 single album ''Boys' Record''.
* TheLeader: "Hello, I am VIXX's leader N."
* LighterAndSofter:
** ''G.R.8.U'' was more light and pleasant compared to ''Hyde'', as it represented the Jekyll half of their Jekyll and Hyde concept.
** Their MV for ''Only U'' is softer than their predecessors. It was filmed while they were on their world tour, and basically consists of them walking around Stockholm in semi-formal clothing.
** The ''Eternity'' music video counts for being the relatively tame, if melancholic, direct successor to ''[[DarkerAndEdgier Voodoo]] [[BloodierAndGorier Doll]]''.
** Also played with through LyricalDissonance: ''Love Equation'', albeit not their original song is still pretty upbeat and cheerful, but the lyrics are actually about break-up. ''G.R.8.U'', when you think about is actually is about the SanitySlippage before ''Hyde''. They never go back completely happy and cheery after ''On and On'', if their song sounds cheery and upbeat, don't be fooled, there HAS to be something creepy or sad in the lyric.
* LuckyCharmsTitle: The official way to write the fan name is St★rlight.
* LyricalDissonance: Love Equation and G.R.8.U like explained above, as well Sad Ending. The instrumental may sounds happy and cheerful, but the lyrics...The title should be your first clue.
* MadLove: Along with the ObsessionSong, this is the theme for a lot of their title tracks, and several of their album tracks as well.
* ManlyTears: VIXX has been driven to tears quite a few times, mostly when they win awards, and at concerts, where the reality of just how far they've come and just how many fans they have hits them hard.
* MarionetteMotion: A lot of the choreography in ''Voodoo Doll'' utilizes this.
* {{Mascot}}: Rovix, the robot head that appears on much of their clothing and accessories.
* MeaningfulName: Some of the members' stage names have some meaning behind them.
** Ravi means "to be delighted with" or "enchanted by" in French.
** Ken's stage name comes from the StreetFighter character of the same name, and also his resemblance to Japanese actor Ken Hirai.
** Leo was named after the proverbial king of the jungle to symbolize the desire to dominate the music industry.
%% * MrFanservice: Hongbin. And [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/03d1e57daecc6c5ec5118b49a9ead241/tumblr_muvfj1LO721qe8w8eo1_1280.jpg how]]! %%Needs more context
* TheMusical: Leo was in the ''Full House'' musical.
%%* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: N. He's like that to everyone, but mostly to Leo, as [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] by Ravi [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtiD_0L1spM here]]. %%Needs more context
* OddFriendship: Leo and Hyuk. Hyuk, who joined the trainee group much later than the other 5, was actually so intimidated by Leo at first he considered quitting the group, but they've become good friends. Even if it's [[TheStoic hard to tell]] with Leo.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Guys N's age are jealous of his youthful looks.
* OneHeadTaller: VIXX are ranked 3rd in overall height among all-male groups in Korea, behind only [[Music/DongBangShinKi DBSK]] and Music/CNBlue, and are thus a head-taller than ''everyone'' they're coupled with; in fact, a segment of their Mnet Wide featurette was dedicated to how they towered over poor Music/{{EXO}} when promoting for ''Voodoo Doll''. It's especially noticeable with [[http://realvix.tumblr.com/post/101793502342/jaehwan-comforting-dohee Ken and his love interest]] in his drama Boarding House No. 24.
* OneLetterName: N.
* PeoplePuppets: Utilised in the music video for ''Voodoo Doll'', which of course leads to [[PlayingWithPuppets its logical conclusion.]]
%%* PerformanceAnxiety: There are dozens of interviews where Leo barely speaks. %%Needs more context
* PerpetualFrowner: Leo's default facial expression.
* RealityShow: They were made on one! VIXX TV and MTV Diary are the "day in the life" variety, and [=MyDOL=] is the competition variety.
* SheCleansUpNicely: Compare VIXX's Ken with predebut Ken. It's pretty interesting what hair, make up and [[TheGlassesGottaGo a removal of glasses]] can do.
* ShesGotLegs: All of the members are over 180cm tall. Their long limbs are a big reason why their choreography works as well as it does.
* ShirtlessScene:
** A certain challenge for [=MyDOL=] had all 10 trainees shirtless and covered in mud.
** Hongbin spent quite a bit of time with his chest and abs exposed in the ''Error'' MV.
* ShoutOut:
** In the video for their single ''Hyde'', all six members sport some of the face paint options from ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' at one point or another.
** The lyrics of ''Hyde'' are inspired by Jekyll & Hyde. Their mini album was also titled ''Hyde'', with the repackage being titled ''Jekyll''.
* SingerNameDrop:
** Ravi says or has his name dropped in their title songs before he raps. ''Always''. To the point where "summoning Ravi" is a bit of a meme in the fandom.
** VIXX in ''Super Hero''
-->Yeah, I wanna win this race
-->VIXX haha
-->Value in excelsis, Aoooowww
-->Uh Brand Nu Boyz is in da buildin’
-->Yes sir, Show we gonna make it rookie’s time
-->Race is exciting
-->VIXX, a hero for you, V.I.X.X.
-->I’ll show you my secret power like a star
-->Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
** VIXX in ''Rock Ur Body''
-->Uh, let the games begin
-->Check it out V. I. double X in da house
** VIXX in ''On and On''
-->We back again now
-->This is real fantasy (Attention)
-->Cause I ain‘t playing around
-->Now
-->V-V-V-V-V I double X
* SingerSongwriter: All members are capable of singing and writing their own music, but it especially applies to Ravi who has contributed to many of VIXX's song credits.
* {{Sleepyhead}}: Raviis apparently sleepy even when angry, and sleeps anywhere and everywhere and can't be woken up again afterwards. There have been montages of all the places he's managed to fall asleep in, and he's even managed to [[UpToEleven fall asleep in the middle of scolding someone]].
* SliceOfLife: VIXX TV, the show-slash-vlog that N (and sometimes Ravi and Ken) host on their YouTube Channel, [[http://www.youtube.com/user/realvixx RealVIXX.]]
%%* SoUnfunnyItsFunny: Ken is the main offender. %%Needs more context
* SplitPersonality: Someone holding two contrasting personalities is the main theme of ''Hyde''.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: Leo and Ken for singing, N and Ravi for dancing.
* StageNames: All of them except Hongbin.
** Leo's real name is Jung Taekwoon.
** N's real name is Cha Hakyeon.
** Ken's real name is Lee Jaehwan.
** Ravi's real name is Kim Wonshik.
** Hyuk's real name is Han Sanghyuk.
%%* TallDarkAndHandsome: N and all of them in the ''[[http://www.asianjunkie.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/VIXXHYDE.jpg Hyde]]'' and ''[[http://www.allkpop.com/upload/2013/11/af_org/VIXX_1384358469_af_org.jpg Voodoo Doll]]'' eras. %%Needs more context
%%* TallDarkAndSnarky: Our dear Leo, we love him so. Hyuk is also growing into this. %%Needs more context
%%* TeamMom: N. %%Needs more context
* TeenIdol: Hongbin, Ravi and Hyuk all debuted in VIXX as teenagers.
* TitleTrack: ''Super Hero'', ''Rock Ur Body'', ''On and On'', ''Hyde'', ''Eternity'' and ''Error''.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood:
** N [[{{Understatement}} loves]] banana milk so much that he had nearly filled [[http://31.media.tumblr.com/2fee0f9c1e78ad04afc2619230c2d6ab/tumblr_mq0giczJhS1s61nl4o6_250.gif VIXX's shopping cart]] during their ''[=MyDOL=]'' days.
** Hyuk and his gopchang. The others... are [[{{Understatement}} not as fond]] of it.
** Leo loves coffee. He mentioned in ''Love Equation'''s [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OteKDa5YhzU ASK IN A BOX]] that he at most drinks up to 12 cups of coffee a week and that is favourite type of coffee is Lattes. To which Ravi said "I think you should cut down a little" For his love of coffee, he was named "A Latte Fairy".
* VocalDissonance: Leo's speaking voice is high and extremely soft, in contrast to his strong singing voice and somewhat intimidating appearance.
%%* {{Yandere}} : Leo in Blossom Tears PV, full stop. %%Needs more context
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: [[http://37.media.tumblr.com/ba7dbac1c89fc304df31020208089e71/tumblr_n66yaluXPP1sqt3kro1_500.png Ravi]] had blue hair during the ''Eternity'' era.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Ravi has commented that people are surprised when they find out how young he is. Also Hyuk, who despite being the youngest has become the tallest in the group.
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