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Left to right: JiU, SuA, Handong, Gahyeon, Yoohyeon, Dami, Siyeon

"Dream of me~ Hello, we are Dreamcatcher!"

Dreamcatcher (Hangul: 드림캐쳐, also known as Dream Catcher or DreamCatcher) is a seven member Korean Pop Music group that debuted in 2017. JiU, SuA, Siyeon, Yoohyeon and Dami had originally debuted in 2014 as MINX (Hangul: 밍스), but after the group failed to get any significant success, their company (Happy Face Entertainment) unofficially disbanded them and reformed the group into Dreamcatcher, adding Gahyeon and Handong. The group released their first single "Chase Me" on January 13, 2017, and immediately garnered lots of interest due to their Darker and Edgier concept, powerful and intricate dances, and rock/metal inspired sound.


  • JiU (Kim Minji, born May 17, 1994): Leader, lead dancer, sub-vocalist, visual
  • SuA (Kim Bora, born August 10, 1994): Main dancer, sub-rapper, sub-vocalist
  • Siyeon (Lee Siyeon, born October 1, 1995): Main vocalist, dancer
  • Handong (Han Dong, born March 26, 1996): Sub-vocalist, dancer
  • Yoohyeon (Kim Yoohyeon, born January 7, 1997): Lead vocalist
  • Dami (Lee Yubin, born March 7, 1997): Main rapper, lead dancer, sub-vocalist
  • Gahyeon (Lee Gahyeon, born February 3, 1999): Lead rapper, sub-vocalist, dancer, maknae

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- Korean releases
  • Extended Plays:
    • Love Shake (2015)note 
    • Prequel (2017)
    • Escape The ERA (2018)
    • Alone in the City (2018)
    • The End of Nightmare (2019)
    • Raid of Dream (2019)
    • Dystopia: Lose Myself (2020)
    • Dystopia: Road to Utopia (2021)
    • Summer Holiday (2021)
    • Apocalypse : Follow Us (2022)
    • Apocalypse : From Us (2023)
  • Full albums:
    • Dystopia: The Tree of Language (2020)
    • Apocalypse : Save Us (2022)
  • Single Albums:
    • Why Did You Come To My Home? (2014)note 
    • Nightmare (2017)
    • Fall Asleep In The Mirror (2017)
  • Singles:
    • Why Did You Come To My Home? (2014)note 
    • Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree (2014)note 
    • Love Shake (2015)note 
    • Chase Me (2017)
    • Good Night (2017)
    • Fly High (2017)
    • Full Moon (2018)
    • You And I (2018)
    • What (2018)
    • Over the Sky (2019)
    • PIRI (2019)
    • Scream (2020)
    • BOCA (2020)
    • Odd Eye (2021)
    • BEcause (2021)
    • Maison (2022)
    • Vision (2022)
    • Reason (2023)
    • Bon Voyage (2023)
  • Solo Songs, Collaborations and Soundtracks
    • Two of Us (2014)note 
    • Deja Vu (2019)note 
    • Not A Dream (2020)note 
    • Paradise (2020)note 
    • No Mind (2020)note 
    • R.o.S.E Blue (2020)note 
    • Good Sera (2020)note 
    • Be The Future (2020)note 
    • Shadow (2021) note 

- Japanese releases
  • Single albums
    • What (Japanese ver.) (2018)
    • PIRI ~Fue wo fuke~ (Japanese ver.) (2019)
    • Endless Night (2020)
    • Eclipse (2021)
  • Studio album
    • The End of the Beginning (2019)
  • Singles
    • What (Japanese ver.) (2018)
    • PIRI ~Fue wo fuke~ (Japanese ver.) (2019)
    • Breaking Out (2019)
    • Endless Night (2020)
    • No More (2020)
  • Soundtracks
    • Eclipse (TV size) (2020)note 
    • Eclipse (2021)note 

- Chinese Releases
  • Single Albums
    • First Light Of Dawn (2020)note 

Tropes related to Dreamcatcher:

  • Affectionate Nickname: SuA refers to Handong as "Dongdonggie" (other nicknames for her are DongDong or "Dongie"), while Dami's nickname is "Da-Dami" (or alternately "Pandami" or "Prince Dami"). JiU is known as the "Pink Princess", SuA is "Swa", Siyeon is "Singnie", Yoohyeon is "Namu" or "Tree" (due to her allegedly looking stiff no matter what she does) and Gahyeon is "Gahyeonie".
    • Handong has also called Yoohyeon her "Little Apple".
  • After the End: The music video for "Maison" shows us images of a city in ruins and people wearing animal masks being all that remain in a dying world.
  • Bifauxnen: Handong used to be this in middle school, and her nickname in the group is "Gege", or "Big Brother" due to her tomboyish personality.
  • Big Eater: JiU will make sure there are no leftovers after a meal.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: On-stage, they're highly skilled performers that can thrill any audience with amazing choreography and vocals. Off-stage, they're utter dorks who have a lot of weird moments, often getting their staff in on the action.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Oh so very much. From random screaming to downright naughty antics, expect them to get weird at every turn when not performing.
  • Cover Version: A staple for them - some of the more well known are Maroon Five's "Lucky Strike", Seo Taiji & The Boys' "Regret of the Times", Winner's "Really Really", Bruno Mars' "Beautiful" and "Treasure", Alan Walker's "Faded", Camila Cabello's "Havana", "Remember Me" from Coco, Troublemaker's "Troublemaker", Little Mix's "Secret Love Song" and Girls' Generation's "Into The New World".
    • "Love Shake" was a cover of a previously-released B-side from senior label mates Dal Shabet.
  • Darker and Edgier: Look at their music video for "Love Shake". Now look at their video for "Chase Me".
    • Even better, check out this performance of "Fly High", complete with what looks like a mock-Satanic summoning ritual as an intro!
  • Deadpan Snarker: JiU and Handong in particular are very good with the quips.
  • Determinator: Handong injured her leg partway through the filming of "Good Night" but refused the offer of a body double, instead powering on through the rest of the shoot.
  • Engrish: Usually averted, but there's a tiny bit in "Maison" with lines like "Save my home in the polar", not to mention that the title of the song itself is in Gratuitous French.
    • There's also:
      • "I know what you want to me" from "PIRI".
      • "Hold up! I'm a geek, the big paradox" in "BOCA".
      • "So I fallen now" in "Deja Vu".
      • "I’m nuts and switch/I’m mad and switch" and "Flying with a bat like crazy huh?/Knock knock I’m crystal honey/Tok tok let’s trick and funny" in "No Dot".
      • "Turning over page" and "[The only things left are]note  victim, big pain, deep gray/[Look around]note  like Jackie Chan, quickly, swiftly" from "Vision".
  • Eyes Do Not Belong There: At one point in "Good Night" the girls cause the walls of the room the ghost hunter is in to become full of open, accusatory eyes.
  • Face–Heel Turn: The ghost hunter in "Chase Me" at first appears to be benevolent, but then is seemingly claimed by the curse of the spider after breaking into a locked room at the end of the music video. In "Good Night", he's now in possession of a spellbook and uses it (possibly unintentionally) to capture Gahyeon and SuA. Then, in a Call-Back to "Chase Me", JiU, Dami and Handong steal the spellbook from the ghost hunter and perform a ritualnote , burning the pages where SuA is pictured as being trapped and freeing her. They then proceed to destroy all his documents and manage to trap him in the mirror in their place.
    • Yoohyeon in the music video for "What", which follows the events of "Good Night" (including her failed rescue from the shadow world). She begins the video wearing a flowing red and white dress, but is sucked into darkness and emerges wearing a black, sexy, lacy outfit. The final shot of her is her standing on a rooftop and staring imperiously down at JiU, who looks back at her with an expression of sadness and regret.
  • Fangirl: Both Handong and Dami cite Taeyeon of Girls' Generation as one of their inspirations - Dami even auditioned for Happy Face (and got in) with SNSD's song "Run Devil Run".
  • Foreshadowing: So much in "Fly High" - from Yoohyeon killing the spider ("You and I") to the girls becoming cursed and trapped in the hotel ("Chase Me"), to their ending pose in the music video being the exact same as the dolls they create in "Good Night" (by winding string around sticks).
  • Full-Name Basis: Handong is an interesting case of this, as her stage name is actually her first (Dong) and last name (Han) together. This is why she has nicknames like "Dongdonggie", DongDong or "Dongie", and why she is referred to as "Dong" in the "Poison Love" video.
  • Giant Spider: The true form of the woman Yoohyeon is photographing in "You And I" - and it's implied she's in some way connected to the spider Yoohyeon killed in "Fly High", as she lashes out and knocks Yoohyeon to the ground.
    "The beginning of the end starts with one of the most interesting and illuminating imagery throughout the video — the spider. This little storyline could have been the key to Pandora’s box. According to Native-American Ojibwe tales, the dreamcatcher is symbolism for the mythical spider women’s care for her babies. Her woven object protects girls and boys from nightmares. In the video, a spider is found and possessed by the girls until it is mercilessly fried through a magnifying glass; perhaps angering the spider women, ripping apart their dream catcher, and sealing their fate in their nightmares."
  • Green Aesop: "Maison" is a song about climate change and the MV depicts a world in ruin.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: JiU performs this in the MV for "R.o.S.E Blue", where she frees the other members from the crystal's hypnosis but doesn't have enough bullets in her gun to save herself. It Makes Sense in Context.
  • Ice Queen: Handong's nickname, due to her more cool and reserved demeanor.
  • Incredibly Long Note: A specialty of Siyeon, perhaps most infamously in the climaxes of "Deja Vu" and "BOCA".
  • La Résistance: "Vision".
  • Lighter and Softer: Their music video for "Lullaby", the b-side to their "Fall Asleep In The Mirror" EP.
  • Loose Lips: There have been some occasions where the members have spoiled information about their releases. Sometimes it's to intentionally tease the fans, but most of the time, it's by accident.
    • Yoohyeon is by far the biggest offender of this, such as when she spoiled part of the choreography for "PIRI", accidentally told fans that "BOCA" would feature backup dancers, and revealing the name of "Odd Eye" during the group's 4th anniversary VLive.
  • Love Makes You Crazy: Described by JiU on "Weekly Idol" as the theme of "BEcause".
    JiU: It tells a story of a strong love that turns into an obsession.
  • Lyrical Cold Open: "BONVOYAGE".
  • Lyrics/Video Mismatch: While the song lyrics contain some obsessive romance themes, their music videos are totally irrelevant and focus on paranormal events occurred on or initiated by the members.
  • Malaproper: Handong is a good source of these, as her Korean can be a bit shaky at times (although it's improving):
    JiU: What are you going to do about [me being sleepy]?
    Handong: Ah, what is it... I will fill!
    JiU: Did you say fill?! What?!
    Handong: Fill? Isn't that right?
    JiU: What were you trying to say?
    Manager: Did you mean "let you sleep"?
    JiU/Handong: AH! That makes more sense.
  • Mind over Matter: In "Maison" Dami levitates an entire room of defeated soldiers with a wave of her hand.
  • Mood Whiplash: During their "Seven Spirits" online concert, the members did solo performances that range from cute (like JiU's cover of IU's "Bbibbi"), to cool (Dami covering "Rainism" by Rain), to sexy (Siyeon's dangerously sexy cover of "Paradise Lost" by Gain), all dressed in various Halloween costumes like Woody and Cruella De Vil... And then SuA comes out dressed as Hellboy to perform "Maria" by Mamamoo's Hwasa (with a deep growling voice) and fans were floored.
  • Omniglot: Yoohyeon can speak English, Korean, Chinese and German.
  • Only Sane Man:
    • Compared to some of the other members, Dami looks downright normal in comparison thanks to her restraint in some of the group's weirder antics.
    • Gahyeon can be this too when she's not snarking or yelling at the members, as she sometimes stays in the background whenever the chaos starts really ramping up.
  • The Ophelia: SuA visually invokes this to a T in BOCA as she wears a white dress and splashes around in water, her long hair looking wet and unkempt.
  • Shock and Awe: In "Vision", every member (excepting Handong) uses a different color of lightning powers to fight, with JiU's being pink, SuA's green, Gahyeon's purple, Yoohyeon's blue, Dami's white and Siyeon's red.
  • Spiders Are Scary: One appears in "Fly High" and is killed by Yoohyeon in her (possible) Start of Darkness, and then a second, much larger one shows up in "You And I" and possibly returns the favour.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Yoohyeon and Handong.
  • Wham Line
    • Dami's final line in "Fly High" is chilling when compared to her earlier lines in the song.
    *before the first and second chorus*
    Dami: It's like a big black hole in my heart, I'm trapped in the dream
    *before the end of the song*
    Dami: It's like a big black hole in my heart, I'm trapped in the nightmare
    • "BOCA" contains an incredibly powerful line that resonates with the song's message against online hate and how it can negatively affect people.
    SuA: Too many angels dying now, I'm gonna change your mind