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NCT (Korean: 엔시티), is a South Korean boy band produced by SM Entertainment. Their name stands for the Hallyu localization project Neo Culture Technology, a term coined by SM Entertainment founder Lee Soo-man to describe the group's concept of having an unlimited number of members divided into multiple sub-units based in various cities worldwide. The group currently has four sub-units: NCT U, NCT 127 (based in Seoul), NCT Dream, and WayV (based in China).

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  • Taeyong (Lee Taeyoung, born July 1, 1995 in Seoul, South Korea) – Leader, Rapper, Dancer, Vocalist, Center/Face of the Group, Visual
  • Taeil (Moon Taeil, born June 14, 1994 in Seoul, South Korea) – Vocalist
  • Johnny (Seo Younghonote , born February 9, 1995 in Chicago, USA) – Rapper, Dancer, Vocalist
  • Yuta (Nakamoto Yuta, born October 26, 1995 in Osaka, Japan) - Vocalist, Rapper, Dancer
  • Kun (Qian Kun, born January 1, 1996 in Fujian, China) - Vocalist
  • Doyoung (Kim Dongyoung, born February 1, 1996 in Gyeonggi, South Korea) - Vocalist
  • Ten (Chittaphon Leechaiyapornkulnote , born February 27, 1996 in Bangkok, Thailand) - Dancer, Rapper, Vocalist
  • Jaehyun (Jung Yoon Ohnote , born February 14, 1997 in Seoul, South Korea) - Vocalist, Dancer, Rapper
  • Winwin (Dong Sicheng, born October 28, 1997 in Zhejiang, China) - Dancer, Vocalist
  • Jungwoo (Kim Jungwoo, born February 18, 1998 in Gunpo, South Korea) - Vocalist, Dancer
  • Lucas (Wong Yukhei, born January 25, 1999 in Hong Kong, China) - Rapper, Vocalist, Dancer
  • Mark (Mark Leenote , born August 2, 1999 in Vancouver, Canada) - Rapper, Vocalist
  • Xiaojun (Xiao Dejun, born August 8, 1999 in Guangdong, China) - Vocalist, Rapper
  • Hendery (Wang Kunhang, born September 28, 1999 in Macau, China) - Dancer, Rapper, Vocalist, Visual
  • Renjun (Huang Renjun, born March 23, 2000 in Jilin, China) - Vocalist
  • Jeno (Lee Jeno, born April 23, 2000 in Incheon, South Korea) - Dancer, Vocalist, Rapper
  • Haechan (Lee Donghyuk, born June 6, 2000 in Seoul, South Korea) - Vocalist, Dancer
  • Jaemin (Na Jaemin, born August 13, 2000 in Jeonju, South Korea) - Rapper, Dancer, Vocalist
  • Yangyang (Liu Yangyang, born October 10, 2000 in Taiwan) - Rapper, Dancer, Vocalist
  • Chenle (Zhong Chenle, born November 22, 2001 in Shanghai, China) - Vocalist
  • Jisung (Park Jisung, born February 5, 2002 in Seoul, South Korea) - Dancer, Vocalist, Rapper

  • NCT U: A sub-unit wherein the lineup keeps changing for every comeback, depending on which members fit the comeback concept and theme.
    • The 7th Sense: Taeyong, Doyoung, Ten, Jaehyun, Mark
    • Without You: Taeil, Doyoung, Jaehyun, Kun
    • Timeless: Taeil, Doyoung, Jaehyun
    • Boss: Taeyong, Doyoung, Jaehyun, Winwin, Jungwoo, Lucas, Mark
    • Baby Don't Stop: Taeyong, Ten
  • NCT 127: With 127 standing for the latitude of Seoul, the sub-unit is based in Seoul, South Korea. The members are Taeil, Johnny, Taeyong, Doyoung, Yuta, Jaehyun, Win Win, Jungwoo, Mark, Haechan.
  • NCT Dream: A rotational group that consists of the NCT members who are in their teens. The current line-up consists of Renjun, Jeno, Haechan, Chenle, Jisung, and Jaemin. Mark was previously a member but graduated in 2018.
  • NCT 2018: Includes all members of NCT in 2018: Taeil, Johnny, Taeyong, Yuta, Kun, Doyoung, Ten, Jaehyun, Winwin, Jungwoo, Lucas, Mark, Renjun, Jeno, Haechan, Jaemin, Chenle, and Jisung.
  • NCT 2019: Includes all members of NCT in 2019: all previous members of NCT 2018 plus Xiaojun, Hendery, and Yangyang.
  • WayV (威神V): The sub-unit is based in China, under its own exclusive label Label V. The members are Kun, Ten, Winwin, Lucas, Xiao Jun, Hendery, and Yangyang.


     NCT Discography 
NCT 2018

  • Studio Albums:
    • Empathy (2018)
NCT 127

  • Studio Albums:
    • Regular-Irregular (2018 KOR)
      • Regulate (2018 KOR)
    • Awaken (2019 JPN)
  • EPs:
    • NCT #127 (2016 KOR)
    • Limitless (2017 KOR)
    • Cherry Bomb (2017 KOR)
    • Chain (2018 JPN)
    • Up Next Session: NCT 127 (2018)
    • We Are Superhuman (2019 KOR)

  • Singles:
    • The 7th Sense [일곱 번째 감각] by Taeyong, Doyoung, Ten, Jaehyun, Mark (2016 KOR)
    • Without You by Taeil, Doyoung, Jaehyun (2016 KOR) and Kun (2016 CHN)
    • BOSS by Taeyong, Doyoung, Jaehyun, Mark, Winwin, Lucas, Jungwoo (2018 KOR)
    • Baby Don't Stop by Taeyong, Ten (2018 KOR)

  • Single Albums:
    • The First (2017 KOR)
  • EPs:
    • We Young (2017 KOR)
    • We Go Up (2018 KOR)
    • We Boom (2019 KOR)
  • "Because of You" (단 한 사람) (January 27, 2016) note 
  • "Cool" (July 11, 2016) note 
  • "Going Through Your Heart" (니 맘에 들어갈래) (October 26, 2016) note 
  • "Stay In My Life" (August 07, 2017) note 
  • "Taste the Feeling" (July 29, 2016) note 
  • "Nightmare" (October 28, 2016) note 
  • "Sound of Your Heart (너의 목소리)" (December 20, 2016) note 
  • "Dream In A Dream (夢中夢, 몽중몽)" (April 7, 2017) note 
  • "AROUND" (May 12, 2017) note 
  • "Young & Free" (July 7, 2017) note 
  • "Lemonade Love" (July 21, 2017) note 
  • "Cure" (함께) (August 5, 2017) note 
  • "Star Blossom" (별빛이 피면) (October 13, 2017) note 
  • "Try Again" (다시 시도해보십시오) (November 24, 2017) note 
  • "Joy" (December 15, 2017) note 
  • "Timeless" (텐데...) (January 12, 2018) note 
  • "New Heroes" (April 6, 2018) note 
  • "Coffee Break" (November 29, 2018) note 
  • "Hair in the Air" (December 13, 2018) note 
  • "Best Day Ever" (December 13, 2018) note 
  • "Candle Light" (사랑한단 뜻이야)" (December 27, 2018) note 
  • "Don’t Need Your Love" (June 6, 2019) note 
  • "Long Flight" (July 18, 2019) note 

  • "Be Natural" (October 9, 2014) note 
  • "First Christmas" (December 18, 2016) note 
  • "Trigger The Fever" (March 15, 2017) note 



     TV & Radio 

NCT Life

  • NCT Life In Bangkok (6 eps + 2 sp) note 
  • NCT Life in Seoul (7 eps) note 
  • NCT Life in Paju (6 eps) note 
  • NCT Life: Korean Cuisine Challenge (6 eps) note 
  • NCT Life: Entertainment Retreat (6 eps) note 
  • NCT Life In Chiang Mai (6 eps) note 
  • NCT Life In Osaka (TBA) note 
  • NCT Life Mini
    • Behind
    • News note 
    • Game
    • Olympic
  • N Minute (30+ eps)


  • Show Champion note 
  • Inkigayo note 
  • Show Champion note 
  • My SMT note 


  • Yuta
    • Abnormal Summit (25 eps)
    • Idol Party (8 eps; hiatus)
  • Ten
    • Hit The Stage (8 eps) note 
    • Even If You Don’t Know, One More Time (Lunar New Year Special)
  • Doyoung
    • Dodgeball King (Chuseok Special)
    • Lipstick Prince (8 eps + ongoing)
  • Others
    • ЕХО 90:2014 note 
    • Mickey Mouse Club (12 eps) note 
    • Weekly Idol
    Episode 265 as NCT 127 note 
    Episode 289 as NCT 127 note 
    • Idol Chef King (Chuseok Special) note 
    • High School Rapper (8 eps) note 


  • NCT On Air (2 eps) note 
  • My SMT (1 ep) note 
  • Victory (4 eps + 1 sp)
  • NCT 127's LIMITLESS ROOM (4 eps)
  • BOY VIDEO (15 eps)
  • Snowball Project (42 eps + ongoing)


  • SBS Power FM "NCT's Night Night" (Hosted by Johnny & Jaehyun)


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Tropes relating to WayV can be found on that page.

NCT provides examples of:

    General Tropes 
  • Crowd Chant: Some Music Shows staff reported their fanchants to be the most loud and united.
  • Gratuitous English: "Firetruck", "That's a long ass ride", etc. Inverted in "Mad City", where Mark has a whole verse in English, which makes perfect sense.
  • Lighter and Softer: NCT Dream was envisioned as a cuter, more youthful version of NCT as the members at the time of debut had an average age of 14-17, and their first two songs were about having a First Love. Suddenly, they released "Go", a Darker and Edgier Genre Shift from their previous works.
    • Ironically, NCT 127, who released a song around the same time as NCT Dream's "Go", did the opposite. Their previous discography was filled with dark R&B and heavy electronic songs, but suddenly, they released a colorful music video with a cute, pop love song — "Touch."
  • I Have Many Names:
    • John Seo, whose Korean name is Seo Youngho, is more often called "Johnny" to the point that people forget that John is his real name.
    • Ten's full name is Ten Chittaphon Leechaiyapornkul, his Chinese name being Li Yongqin and his Korean name being Lee Youngheum.
    • Jaehyun's birth name is Jung Jaehyun, but legally changed it to Jung Yoonoh. His English name is "J", with people mistaking his English name as "Jeffrey" because according to Johnny, he looks like a Jeffrey.
    • Wong Yukhei in Cantonese, read as Huang Xuxi in Mandarin, Hwang Wookhee in Korean. His English name is Lucas.
    • Wong Kunhang in Cantonese, read as Huang Guanheng in Mandarin, Hwang Kwanhyung in Korean. His English name is Hendery.
  • Loads and Loads of Characters: There are already 18 known members and the group is supposed to infinitely expand. If you were to include the hidden rookies and the WayV members who haven't been properly introduced as members of the group yet, the number's way over 18 too.
    Q: Is there any interesting misinterpretation about the meaning of 127?
    Doyoung: Some people say that the group will have 127 members.
  • Multiethnic Name: Johnny Seo and Mark Lee, Anglo first names and Asian last names (though Lee is also a common Anglo surname).
  • Officially Shortened Title: The group's name is Neo Culture Technology, which is officially shortened to just NCT, and most casual listeners don't even know the real meaning behind it.
  • Singer-Songwriter: Mark and Taeyong were actively taking part in writing their lyrics from the very debut.
  • Stage Names:
    • Johnny for John Seo.
    • Doyoung for Kim Dongyoung.
    • WinWin for Dong Sicheng.
    • Xiaojun for Xiao Dejun.
    • Haechan for Lee Donghyuck.

    NCT U 
  • Never Trust a Trailer: The "Synchronization of your dreams" version of "The 7th Sense" was sung by another set of members, and also those who appeared in the trailer were not the ones who sung it either.

    NCT 127 
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: All that staring into the camera in the "Limitless" MV.
  • Distinct Double Album: While it could technically be considered more of a double EP, Regular-Irregular features two different styles on a single disc. The first half is lighter pop fare that focuses on the concept of reality, while the second half carries more hip-hop influences and focuses on dreams and ideals. The repackaged version of the album, Regulate, adds new songs that further emphasize the duality.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: Every "Firetruck" performance has at least one piece of leather clothing somewhere in the outfits. Fun colors, too!

    NCT Dream 
  • Cool Board: NCT Dream's "Chewing Gum" has hoverboards incorporated into the choreography.
  • First Love: "My First and Last" is about the feelings of falling in love for the first time.
  • Hot Teacher: In the music video for "My First and Last", all of the boys have a crush on their teacher and try to impress her. Unfortunately, she is already married and has a child.
  • Rebellious Spirit: NCT Dream's "Go" is about rebelling against the world. The music video also portrays the members as teenage rebels, as they run through the city throughout the night and do reckless things.
  • Scooby Stack: The music video and the album cover for "My First and Last" has NCT Dream peeking out from behind a wall.

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