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YMMV: EXO
  • Accidental Innuendo - The rap portion of "Overdose" done by Chanyeol in the Korean version and Kris in the Chinese version
    • The innuendo is especially worse in the Chinese version
    • "The Star": Ima take you to a secret place/Drop the shades and crank the bass/Hey girl, you know how to play/(Come play with me)
  • Base Breaker
    • Depending on who you are talking to, "Wolf" can come across as this, mainly because of its radically different concept, at least for those who enjoyed MAMA.
    • The fandom's inside jokes are either immensely loved, or hated with a passion.
    • Anything regarding the more popular ships, usually Hunhan.
    • Make fun of Kai's skin or Sehun's lisp.
    • Kris' lawsuit to SM Entertainment and the public response to it. Many Koreans strongly disapprove of his decision, especially since it appears to be following in the footsteps of the departure of Han Geng from Super Junior while a faction of EXO fans did not approve of the way this affected the remaining members. On the other hand, his Chinese fans and International/Western fans are more sympathetic.
    • In mid-June 2014, it was confirmed that Baekhyun is dating Taeyeon. Reactions that most fans had ranged from happy for the two, to merely comically distraught, to posting hateful comments on their Instagrams, to suspicion that SM is making this up to make fans forget about Kris filing a lawsuit.
  • Contractual Purity: Subverted with Baekhyun as of June 2014.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Many of his fans who believe that Kris had been abused by SM now see his filing a lawsuit as this trope.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse/Face of the Band - Lu Han. Without a doubt, Lu Han is the most popular member of EXO. Not only is he featured in Chinese newspapers regularly, but was voted Asia's Most Handsome Man of 2013. He also has a lot of non-EXO fan supporters for being lead vocal, lead dancer, visual, and an all around nice guy. He's even starring in a movie called "Back to 20" soon this year.
  • Ear Worm
    • "Malhaeyo Mama, Mama!"
    • " Na eureurong eureurong eureurong dae.."
    • "Geurae wolf, naega wolf"
    • "I lost my mind..."
    • 365.
    • "Someone call the doctor"
  • Fandom Rivalry - Without a doubt, their biggest rival is B.A.P.
    • Both groups were candidates for MAMA 2012's Best Rookie Award, only to have Busker Busker win.
    • Also with One Direction and Justin Bieber's fandom, after the MTV EMA Awards.
  • Harsher in Hindsight - The MV to Wolf has a skit where Kris leaves the pack (i.e. the other 11 members). Not even a year later, Kris files to terminate his contract with SM Entertainment, hence leaving the group.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Baekhyun mentioning that he wouldn't date until he was in is mid-thirties. This may not be so funny for some fans, though...
  • Memetic Mutation - Oh, yes.
    • "Maybe next time". Kris's catchphrase during the MAMA era.
    • "Enjoy the mayo". A supposed line in EXO-M's History, sung by Luhan around the beginning of the song.
    • "Roll like a buffalo". One of the lines in one version of "Two Moons"
    • "Yehet". A nonsense word from Sehun
    • "Kkaebsong", a nonsense word coined by Baekhyun during EXO's Showtime. Usually used during an awkward/shameful moment or situation.
    • This explains everything.
  • Moe: Lay. Also, Sehun, and Kai when he isn't Mr. Fanservice. Subverted with Lu Han, who might look it, but can pull some strange faces, and made a dirty joke in response to Lay's comment on Renren.
  • Narm - "I'll take you in one mouthful like cheese."
  • Sweet Dreams Fuel: "Angel", "Baby", "3.6.5.", and "Lucky", to name a few heartwarming ones.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass Some fans believe D.O. had done this a little bit, as he was seemed comparatively cheerful during the MAMA era as compared to around the Growl era. Justified, as stalkers had been harassing EXO since the beginning of their career, and were taking their antics to Serial Escalation levels.
  • Values Dissonance: Some fans believe that this may have been a factor in Kris filing a lawsuit towards SM. In North America, civil rights and artistic freedom are apparently more strongly emphasized than in Korea.
  • What The Hell, Costume Department? - Oh, yes.
  • What The Hell, Idol?
    • Chanyeol calling Girls' Generation "ugly" on one of his old posts on Cyworld.
    • Korean fans in general have this mindset towards Kris for appearing to leave SM and EXO.
    • Kai, after a pre-debut video of him swearing and saying "n***er" multiple times surfaced.

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