GOT7 (Korean: 갓세븐) is a seven member South Korean boy band that debuted on January 20, 2014 under JYP Entertainment with the song "Girls Girls Girls". Initially coined as the next 2PM, they've become known for their fast paced music and martial arts trickery.
Members JB and Jinyoung (formerly known by his stage name, Jr.) are part of a duo named JJ Project, which debuted on May 20, 2012 with the song "Bounce", but made their names known before debut by acting in Dream High 2. In 2019, a new duo named JUS2 consisting of JB and Yugyeom was unveiled.
- Mark (Mark Tuannote born September 4, 1993) - Visual, Main Rapper, Main Dancer
- JB (Im Jaebum, born January 6, 1994) - Leader, Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer, Visual
- Jackson (Jackson Wangnote born March 28, 1994) - Lead Rapper, Main Dancer
- Jinyoung note (Park Jinyoung, born September 22, 1994) - Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer
- Youngjae (Choi Youngjae, born September 17, 1996) - Main Vocalist
- Bambam (Kunpimook Bhuwakul, born May 2, 1997) - Lead Dancer, Lead Rapper
- Yugyeom (Kim Yugyeom, born November 17, 1997) - Maknae, Lead Dancer, Vocalist
- Identify (2014)
- Flight Log: Turbulence (2016)
- Present: You (2018)
- Got It? (2014)
- Got Love (2014)
- Just Right (2015)
- Mad (2015)
- Mad: Winter Edition (2015)
- Flight Log: Departure (2016)
- Flight Log: Arrival (2017)
- 7 for 7 (2017)
- Eyes on You (2018)
- Girls, Girls, Girls (2014)
- A (2014)
- 하지하지마 note (2014)
- 딱 좋아 note (2015)
- 니가 하면note (2015)
- 고백송note (2015)
- HOME RUN (2016)
- Fly (2016)
- 하드캐리note (2016)
- Never Ever (2017)
- You Are (2017)
- モリ↑ガッテヨnote (2016)
- Hey Yah (2016)
- Around the World (2014)
- Love Train (2015)
- Laugh Laugh Laugh (2015)
- Yo モリアガッテ Yonote (2016)
- MY SWAGGER (2017)
- THE New Era (2018)
- Girls Girls Girls
- Stop Stop It
- Just Right
- If You Do
- Confession Song
- Hard Carry
- Never Ever
- You Are
- One and Only You (feat Hyolin) - Special Video
GOT the Stage:
GOT7 provides examples of the following tropes:
- Animal Motif: Youngjae is often compared to an otter by the fans. Even the members call him this.
- Big Little Brother: Youngest member Yugyeom who is also the tallest.
- Bishōnen: Mark and Bambam. Both are very slender and and have soft features.
- Butt-Monkey: Jackson on Weekly Idol and Idol Room, where the hosts tend to pick on him no matter what he does.
- Candid Camera Prank: Especially on Yugyeom:
- Yugyeom is tricked into thinking the members are mad at him for being late to dance practice. When they reveal it's a prank he starts to cry.
- The members purposely break a bottle of wine and then try to pin it on Yugyeom while claiming it's super expensive.
- They try to do this to JB as a patience test, however he figures it out due to their bad acting.
- Family Theme Naming: Most artists from JYP Entertainment have a number-related name: 2AM, 2PM, 15&, Baek Ayeon (baek = 100 in Korean), GOT7, TWICE, and DAY6.
- Lovable Jock: Jackson has won medals for fencing and is the most muscular of the group, He is also incredibly friendly and open to everyone he meets.
- Meaningful Name: 7 is considered a lucky number, giving GOT7 the meaning of "7 people that's got luck."
- Park Jinyoung stated that the name GOT7 originated from g.o.d.'s original name, which was supposed to be GOT6.
- Mr. Fanservice: All of them, special mention goes to Jackson, who always take off his shirt if there is chance, showing off his athletic body and his washboard abs. not that the fans complain
- Multiethnic Name: Mark Tuan and Jackson Wang.
- Name's the Same: Jinyoung and J.Y.Park, the founder of JYP Entertainment.
- The Napoleon: Jackson has admitted to being sensitive about his height, and gets very irritated when people, even fans, point it out. He's also very loud and has a big personality.
- Language Fluency Denial: Mark will claim not to understand Korean in an attempt to get away with cheating.
- The Leader: JB; in this case, the members themselves picked him because of his assertive personality.
- Prone to Tears: Mark is known to cry easily, especially during concerts. Lampshaded on Idol Room when the hosts ask Mark to cry to prove his identity. And he succeeds.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Jackson and Mark. Jackson is very loud, excitable, and thrives under attention, whereas Mark is quiet and introverted.
- Singing Voice Dissonance: Jackson has a slightly higher-pitched speaking tone, but when he sings his voice is surprisingly baritone.
- His speaking voice is also very smooth, whereas his voice when rapping is very rough and airy.
- Spell My Name with an "S": JB's name has been romanized as both Lim Jaebeom and Im Jaebum so fans will use any combination of the two.
- Stage Names: JB for Im Jaebum. Jinyoung had one, Junior, to differentiate him from the president of their company who shares his name. He decided to go by his real name starting from their 2016 comeback.
- JB uses "Defsoul" and Youngjae goes by "Ars" for composing work.
- Surprisingly Good English: Jackson, who grew up in Hong Kong speaking English, and Bambam, who learned it when he became a trainee.
- Honorable mention to Jinyoung, who despite not being fluent is pretty good and has an excellent accent.
- Surprisingly Good Foreign Language: Jackson is fluent in Mandarin, and multiple members, notably Youngjae, have serviceable Japanese.
- They Call Me Mister Tibbs: JB insists that Jackson call him hyung, despite the fact that Jackson is only two months younger.
- Teen Idol: Bambam and Yugyeom, who were both 16 at their debut as idols.
- Theme Naming: JB and Jr, who were in JJ Project. However, the pronunciation of the names aren't similar (Jr is pronounced as "Junior").
- Vocal Dissonance: Yugyeom is the tallest member and has masculine facial features, but has a high-pitched, babyish voice.
- Jinyoung has a very childlike face but the deepest voice.
- Vocal Tag Team: GOT7 has four vocalists (JB, Jinyoung, Youngjae, and Yugyeom), but also, outside of the norm for idol groups of their size, they have two main vocalists (JB and Youngjae).
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair:
- Bambam has had blue, pink, bright red, white, and platinum blonde.
- Yugyeom had pink hair for "Stop Stop It" and yellow for "You Are."
- Youngjae had blue hair for "Eclipse."
- Mark had bright red hair at debut and during "You Are."
- Younger Than They Look: Yugyeom due to the Big Little Brother example mentioned earlier.
- Auto-Tune: Used for effect; notably in songs written by Bambam.
- Darker and Edgier: The angsty and frustration-driven lyrics of "If You Do" are noticeably a departure from the sugary sweet Just Right.
- Destructive Romance: "If You Do" is about a manipulative, emotionally-abusive relationship with a girl that constantly gaslights her partner.
- In Da Club: The "Girls Girls, Girls" MV takes place in an edgy club hidden in the basement of a shop.
- Lighter and Softer: Just Right, when compared to the styling of earlier albums, which included chains, heavy eyeliner, and dark clothing.
- Lilliputians: The members were very tiny people in the music video for "Just Right."
- Ode to Youth: Jinyoung's song "My Youth" is about admiring the innocence of your younger self and wishing you could forget the hardships in adulthood.
- Performance Video: The majority of "Girls Girls Girls" is the members performing on the dance floor of a club.
- "You Are" features large sections of the choreography on a rooftop and in an open field.
- Rule of Cool: "Hard Carry" takes place in an airplane crash site that is still on fire; it features Jinyoung floating off the ground and the members diving into the water to rescue an unconscious Jinyoung while delivering the title line underwater.
- Scenery Porn: The "You Are" music video contains shots of Hong Kong architecture, the sea, vibrant green forest, open blue sky, and waterfalls leading from cliffs into a lake.
- Self Empowerment Anthem: "Just Right" addresses someone who is insecure about themself and reassures them that they are perfect as they are and shouldn't change.
- "I Am Me," which is about embracing your flaws and not caring about others' opinions.
- Singer Name Drop:
GOT7, Youre under arrest,Put your hands where I can see them!
- Put Them Up:
I GOT I GOT I GOT I GOT7
- Around The World:
Whats up (Whats up)?!Whats up (Whats up)?!Yeah Whats up, its G-G-G-G-GOT 7
- JB (Defsoul) has written "Bad Behavior", "Mine", "Everyday", "Fish", "Something Good", "HOME RUN", "Skyway", "Prove It", "Dreamin'", "If I Never Let You Go...", "Shopping Mall", "Go Higher", "Q", "MEET ME", "Teenager", and "You Are".
- Jinyoung wrote "Farewell", "Can't", "Mayday", "Paradise", and "Firework".
- The tracks for JJ Project's mini album "Verse 2" were written by Jinyoung and Jaebum. They also wrote "Na Na Na" for MBC's MM Choice.
- Yugyeom wrote "See The Light", "No Jam", "Let me know", "Don't Care", "To Me", and participated in the rap-making for JYP Nation's Encore (along with Mark and Jackson)
- Youngjae (Ars) wrote "REWIND", "Hey", "Sick", "Sign", and "Moon U".
- Jackson, Mark, and Bambam mostly write the rap parts of GOT7's songs.
- Shirtless Scene: Jackson in the entire "Made It" music video.
- Mark in "You Are" when he backflips off the cliff into the water.
- Stalker with a Crush: In the "A" music video, the members follow the object of their affections through her workplace, down the street, and to the grocery store.
- Stylistic Suck: The "Hard Carry" switch parts version. The members exaggeratedly imitate each others' voices and actions and sing terribly.
- The "Sunrise" Solo Change M/V; Bambam wears shoulder pads and juts his chin out in imitation of JB while making dramatic motions, and doesn't even try to lipsync.
- Tick Tock Tune: "Time Out" has loud clocklike marimba throughout the song, and notably in the intro and outro.
- Title Track: "Just Right" from their 2015 EP Just Right.
- Unwanted Harem: The object of the boys' affection in A ignores them throughout the music video.