YMMV: Super Junior

  • Broken Base: Has happened several times within the fandom, especially in regards to changes in member line-ups.
    • Kibum's presence (or lack of it). There was also his fanmeeting in Thailand in 2013, where he was presented as "Actor Kim Kibum", instead of "Super Junior Kim Kibum". Some fans were excited for having him again in the limelight, while others were enraged at the title (which created more questions about his actual status relating to the band).
    • Kangin's scruffles with the law which either got him more support from fans or hate or loss of respect from others.
    • Hankyung's lawsuit - some fans (and the public) call him a traitor, others support him for fighting for his freedom.
    • There's certain groups within the fandom called "13elieve" (supporting only 13 members of the group) who will hate on Henry and Zhoumi any time they show success or even do as much as breathe, those who support all 15... It's a very polarizing fandom.
    • Another example of this has been with the debut by Super Junior's record company of boy band EXO, which has 12 members - half of which promote in China. Comparisons are constantly drawn, with parts of the fandom quite bitter about the amount of money spent on EXO while Super Junior's last four music videos have been basically the same, set and costume-wise, and other parts of the fandom jumping ship to pay attention to EXO instead.
    • Sungmin's announcement of his engagement and future wedding. Aside for the predictably ammount of jealous fangirls (also reported that many sites for Sungmin got closed after the news), it's also rumoured that even Sungmin's parents and some of the members are not cool with this. Also, there're other fans who fully support Sungmin's decision of tying the knot.
  • Cargo Ship:
    • Sungmin and Sweet Pumpkins. There's a sketch of Sungmin finding a Sweet Pumpkin on the street and, instead of picking it, he hides it by sitting on it (and it also happens that he was wearing a big tulle skirt for no reason).
    • Eunhyuk and Strawberry Milk
    • Yesung and Coffee
    • Recently with the MAMACITA video, Kangin and Watermelon. In the MV, Kangin's character was cuddling a watermelon. When Leeteuk bumps into him and the watermellon breaks, Kangin throws a tantrum, cries and swears revenge on the thief.
      • Also Heechul had this to say about Kangin:
      Heechul: I want to say that Kangin looks so well in the fruit seller. lol. He likes to eat watermelon, so he eats that even in winter by getting if from somewhere. ^^
  • Earworm: Just about everything they come out with, really.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse:
    • Ryeowook's role as the spastic student council vice-president in the band's Affectionate Parody movie "Attack on the Pin-Up Boys" was a fan favorite and actually won him both praise from movie critics and nominations for Best Supporting Actor and Best Comedic Performance at the Korean Movie Awards.
    • In a minor level, their manager Kim Junghoon, also has his own following as he's good looking and looks like the boys' big brother. He even was nicknamed "Prince Manager" and had his own fan signs.
  • Face of the Band:
    • Originally Siwon and Kibum for album covers, now only Siwon. Kyuhyun is on his way to achieving this status as well.
    • For variety shows though, it's Eeteuk.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple:
    • Inside the group, the most popular pairings are Kangteuk, Eunhae, Yewook and Kyumin (followed by Qmi).
    • Recently it's becoming quite popular Henry/Amber, especially with their collab for the song 1-4-3 (code for "I love you"), and many photos they take together going to dinner or the gym.
  • Foe Yay Shipping: Sungmin/Heechul would bicker A LOT and both are shown to have very awkward tension on camera, and still they fueled the shipping with their Concert Kiss.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: During the Explorers of the Human Body program, the members pranked Eunhyuk and Ryeowook to make them cry tears of genuine sadness. They did this by pretending to start a fight over Shindong leaving the group to pursue a hosting career. After the fiasco had ended, Kangin said "we must never let this happen in the future," "this" being the breakup of the group. Fast-forward to 2011—Kangin ended up taking early military service after his drunken assault (but has since then returned), Han Geng sued their label and went back to China to start a solo career, and Kibum hasn't been seen anywhere since Sorry, Sorry. Han Geng has not waved off the possibility of a reunion, however, with the issue lying with SM.
  • Genius Bonus: SPY was launched the same year the James Bond franchise's 50th anniversary.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: Henry and Zhou Mi are not popular in Korea, though they have gained more popularity with their solo activities. However, they're two of the more popular members in North America.
  • Ho Yay: Inevitable. See Shipping.
  • Memetic Mutation:
  • Never Live It Down:
    • The members once outted Eunhyuk for watching porn and having smelly feet.
    • They also make fun of Siwon's exaggerated hand gestures.
    • And then there's No Sense of Personal Space...
    • Sungmin would bring up at any opportunity that Heechul kissed him in a concert.
  • One True Threesome: SiHanChul and EunSiHae are also very popular.
  • Portmanteau Couple Name: In a group of thirteen to fifteen men with a possibility of 105 pairings (not even going into the threesomes), this is inevitable. Examples include Kangteuk, Hanchul, and Eunhae.
  • Shipping / Ho Yay:
    • The members are well aware of this, particularly Eeteuk+Kangin and Eunhyuk+Donghae, and insist on playing it up.
    • Heechul has admitted to reading fanfics about him. Specifically, Slash Fic of him and Han Geng, who he apparently can't look at the same after. Later on, he also wrote a Teukchul fanfiction.
    • Eunhyuk enjoys KangTeuk fics, especially ones where they have children.
    • A fan wrote in a question to a radio station asking Yesung if he had ever read fanfics, and how he felt about them. His reply (translated): "I've read once. But why?! Why?! Why is it about the relationships between our members?...Why always me dating Ryeowookie?"
  • Ships That Pass in the Night: Another unusual couple in fandom, besides the crack pairs, is "2jin", which stands for Jongjin and Sungjin, Yesung's an Sungmin's younger brothers. Helps fueling the shipping the fact that both are cute as well and seem to be good friends also. This is also subverted, since both of them knew each other from their brothers' family reunions.
  • Signature Song: "Sorry, Sorry." Apologies made in the same manner in spoken conversation often invite a Super Junior reference, even amongst non K-pop fans.
  • Special Effect Failure: The 'poop' that was thrown in their movie.
  • Squick:
    • In the movie, the prospect of been attacked with poop.
    • Also lampshaded in-universe by Donghae, who asks Kibum if he had to crap inside the bag. Then we find out Kibum also got his ammunition from the Panda.
  • Take That: The inclusion of M's Perfection on the fifth album as a bonus track (a song that heavily features Henry and Zhou Mi) looks to be a shot at the Only13 portion of their fan club.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: This is a reason for the fanbase's adament hatred for the idea of returning Super Junior's concept to a rotational group, a la Morning Musume. They don't want new members to join and they don't want old members to leave. And then came Henry and Zhou Mi.
  • Values Dissonance:
    • The members' views on homosexuality and women's rights are often attacked by international fans, despite being perfectly fine in the group's home country.
    • Although Shindong's even been called out by Korean fans for acting like a moron on an awards show (going behind winner IU and making stupid faces even after someone tried to pull him back - twice!), and commenting that women should be skinny and take care of themselves.
    • There's also values dissonance on the part of the fandom - Shindong was revealed to have had plastic surgery, and pretty much the entire SJ fandom cooed over it - a far cry from how they treat female idols who admit to it! (To be fair, female k-pop idols have far more rigid standards than male.)
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: Many of the boys, but especially Heechul.
  • Yoko Oh No:
    • Jessica and Donghae had past rumours of them being a couple in training days, which either made fans jealous or annoyed for getting in the way of other ships. Compare and contrast with some fanfiction portrayals of Seohyun as Romantic False Lead for Kyuhyun, where she's still written as a cute innocent maknae, while most fics tend to write Jessica as the Bitch in Sheep's Clothing.
    • After the Twitter "accidental" photo post, a lot of fans, including jealous Eunhyuk fans and even Eunhae shippers, started harrasing IU for her photo with Eunhyuk. There were also some fanfiction out there, too.
    • Just be a female celebrity and team up with any of the boys even for a TV challenge. You'll get harrased or be written as a bitch in a fanfiction by the shipper fanbase.
    • Sunny and Sooyoung used to be this back when they both hosted as DJs with Sungmin given the good chemestry with both girls. That is until Sooyoung started to date her current boyfriend and Sugmin got married, making Sa Eun, Sungmin's wife, the new target.