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The primary 13 members of Super Junior. (L-R) Kibum, Eunhyuk, Shindong, Yesung, Donghae, Siwon, Hankyung, Heechul, Leeteuk, Sungmin, Kangin, Ryeowook, Kyuhyun
Current line-up. (L-R) Standing: Shindong, Siwon, Heechul, Yesung, Donghae, Eunhyuk. Sitting: Ryeowook, Leeteuk, Kyuhyun.

Initially formed by SM Entertainment in 2005 as a rotational twelve member Boy Band named Super Junior '05, Super Junior (Korean: 슈퍼주니어), also known as SJ or SUJU (pronounced shuju), is a popular Korean boy band whose number ranges between seven and fifteen members depending on who you ask.

The twelve-member group debuted with the song Twins, and later promoted the song Miracle which was part of the same album. As promotions for Miracle ended, new members for the next generation, Super Junior 06, were being selected, but the rotational concept was tossed after adding a thirteenth member, Kyuhyun, in 2006.

They're notable for being the first large South Korean idol group, with thirteen members at its peak. The large number allows the group to have a wide range of activities, such as creating sub-units, making forays into acting and hosting on television programs, concerts, and radio shows. All of which are have become common practices in the South Korean popular music industry. However, in October 2009, member Kangin was charged with a DUI and hit-and-run, and in December of the same year, Hankyung filed for contract termination due to unlawful contract provisions. Hankyung left the group permanently, while Kangin returned to the group after his military service, went on hiatus once again in 2016 after another DUI, and later left the group in 2019. Kibum was also inactive in the group's promotions due to his acting activities since 2009, and officially left in 2015. Sungmin, upon the violent reactions towards the announcement of his marriage in 2014, decided not to participate in the group's comeback activities in 2017. Heechul, whose leg was fractured in an accident in 2006, was not able to promote on music shows for the repackaged album REPLAY in 2018 due to the increasing severity of his leg pain, and will also not participate in music shows for the 2018 mini album. Members Zhoumi and Henry were added to the sub-unit Super Junior-M in 2008, but due to the mostly negative reactions from Korean fans, the two were not added to the official Super Junior lineup. Henry decided not to renew his contract with SM Entertainment in 2018 and has announced plans of establishing his own agency, leaving the fate of Super Junior-M unknown.

They're also well-known for the ridiculous amount of fanservice they provide their fans with (but that's nothing new), and the... enthusiasm and possessiveness of said fans. While Super Junior still plays up the Ho Yay, their fans have relatively calmed down in later years.

Without doubt, their most popular track is their best-selling single Sorry, Sorry, which became South Korea's best-selling album of 2009, and the best-selling Korean pop album in Taiwan, Thailand, and China. In addition, it was the first Korean pop album to reach number one in Philippine music charts. The song collected ten number-one awards for ten consecutive weeks in Korea, and stayed as number one for 37 weeks in Taiwanese music charts.

However, even before Sorry, Sorry, the group was already considered a success in Korea. Their first title song as a thirteen-member group, U, was up for free download on their official website in 2006, and exceeded 400,000 downloads within five hours of release and ultimately surpassed 1.7 million downloads, becoming one of Korea's most popular songs of the year. Their first concert in 2008 was an Asian tour (South Korea, China, Thailand). Sub-unit Super Junior-K.R.Y. became popular for singing in original soundtracks for Korean Drama series. In 2008, Super Junior-T's Rokkugo!!! instantly became a domestic hit, while Super Junior-M's popularity in China instantly rose up after appearing in variety shows.

In 2010, the track BONAMANA was released, and despite not being as popular as Sorry, Sorry, it outsold said album and was at the top of Taiwan's Korean-Japanese music charts for 61 consecutive weeks. Mr. Simple, released in 2012, peaked at number three on the Billboard World Albums Chart and outsold BONAMANA. The group was crowned "Album King" in Taiwan, after both albums ranked 1st and 2nd on both album and music sections of the Korean Music Chart 2012.

Special Japanese versions of U and Sorry, Sorry were released in Japan. In 2011, singles BONAMANA and Mr. Simple and in 2012, Opera and Sexy, Free, and Single were all released in Japan, but the group's official Japanese debut was in 2013, with the release of the album Hero. The album contained Japanese versions of previously released Super Junior songs Wonder Boy, Our Love, A-Cha and Japanese versions of the sub-units' notable songs. This is also the only album in which the group promoted without its leader Leeteuk, who was in the middle of his mandatory military service.

The group went into a two-year hiatus starting in 2015 after the release of their special albums Devil and Magic, as five (Shindong, Sungmin, Eunhyuk, Donghae, Siwon) out of eleven active members were to be enlisted in the military, with two (Ryeowook, Kyuhyun) following them in 2016 and 2017. After the five returned from military service, the group came back to the Korean music scene with Black Suit, only featuring seven members due to Kangin's drunk-driving incident and Sungmin's decision to not participate. Siwon was later removed from promotions as the co-CEO of Hanilkwan died due to contracting sepsis after getting bitten by his family dog, but returned for the repackage album promotions. Siwon then returned to promotions for the group's Japanese single On and On, a song which he also co-composed.

In 2018, Super Junior debuted on the Latin Billboard Charts with American singer Leslie Grace & American record-production duo Play-N-Skillz with the trilingual song Lo Siento. This milestone is a first for K-pop acts and marked new territory for the Korean-music scene, leading SM Entertainment to announce that they will expand its market to Latin America. Later on, the song One More Time (Otra Vez) was released as the group's first official Latin title song, this time collaborating with Reik. In the same year, the group was also given the honor of being the last performers at the Asian Games 2018 Closing Ceremony held in Jakarta, Indonesia. In 2019, SM Entertainment announces its joint venture with Indonesia's CT Group, with a Super Junior and Rossa collaboration as its first project.

On July 14, 2023, Eunhyuk, Donghae and Kyuhyun left S.M. Entertainment after deciding not to renew their contracts. However, they're still part of Super Junior.

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  • Leeteuk (Park Jungsoo, born July 1, 1983) – Leader (Super Junior, Super Junior-T, Super Junior-H), Vocalist, Rapper
  • Heechulnote  (Kim Heechul, born July 10, 1983) - Vocalist, Rapper
  • Yesung (Kim Jongwoon, born August 24, 1984) - Leader (Super Junior-K.R.Y.), Main Vocalist
  • Shindong (Shin Donghee, born September 28, 1985) - Lead Rapper, Lead Dancer
  • Eunhyuk (Lee Hyukjae, born April 4, 1986) - Main Rapper, Vocalist and Main Dancer
  • Siwonnote  (Choi Siwon, born April 7, 1986) - Vocalist, Visual
  • Donghae (Lee Donghae, born October 15, 1986) - Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer, Rapper
  • Ryeowook (Kim Ryeowook, born June 21, 1987) - Main Vocalist
  • Kyuhyun (Cho Kyuhyun, born February 3, 1988) - Main Vocalist, Sub-Dancer, Maknae
  • Zhouminote  (Zhou Mi, born April 19, 1986) – Vocalist, Rapper


  • Sungminnote  (Lee Sungmin, born January 1, 1986) - Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer


  • Hankyungnote  (Han Geng, born February 9, 1984) - Leader (Super Junior M), Vocalist, Lead Dancer
  • Kibumnote  (Kim Kibum, born August 21, 1987) - Lead Rapper and Vocalist
  • Henrynote  (Henry Launote , born October 11, 1989) – Vocalist, Rapper, Dancer, Maknae
  • Kanginnote  (Kim Youngwoon, born January 17, 1985) - Sub-Vocalist

    Member Timeline 
Parentheses indicate either the first or last title song which the member participated in during that period.
  • Leeteuk: 2005 (Twins) - 2012 (A-CHA) ; 2014 (MAMACITA) - present (Mango)
  • Heechul: 2005 (Twins) - 2011 (Mr. Simple) ; 2013 (Blue World) - present (Mango)
  • Hangeng: 2005 (Twins) - 2009 (It's You)
  • Yesung: 2005 (Twins) - 2013 (Hero) ; 2015 (Devil) - present (Mango)
  • Kangin: 2005 (Twins) - 2009 (It's You) ; 2012 (Sexy, Free and Single) - 2016 (Magic)
  • Shindong: 2005 (Twins) - 2015 (This Is Love) ; 2017 (Black Suit) - present (Mango)
  • Sungminnote : 2005 (Twins) - 2015 (This is Love); 2017 - present
  • Eunhyuk: 2005 (Twins) - 2015 (Magic) ; 2017 (Black Suit) - present (Mango)
  • Siwon: 2005 (Twins) - 2015 (Magic) ; 2017 (Black Suit) - present (Mango)
  • Zhoumi: 2008 (Me) - present
  • Donghae: 2005 (Twins) - 2015 (Magic) ; 2017 (Black Suit) - present (Mango)
  • Ryeowook: 2005 (Twins) - 2016 (Magic) ; 2018 - present (Mango)
  • Kibum: 2005 (Twins) - 2009 (It's You); hiatus until 2015
  • Kyuhyun: 2006 (U) - 2017 (Magic, part of PLAY) ; 2019 - present (Mango)
  • Henry: 2008 (Me) - 2018 (Swing)

    Sub Units
  • Super Junior-K.R.Y.note  - a singing group formed in 2006, composed of Yesung (leader), Ryeowook, and Kyuhyun. The group focuses on ballads and original soundtracks. All three members have debuted as solo artists and musical actors.
  • Super Junior-Tnote  - a trot idol group formed in 2007, composed of Leeteuk (leader), Heechul, Kangin, Shindong, Sungmin, and Eunhyuk. Official promotions were halted after the group's car accident. The group collaborated with comedians Moeyan for their Japanese promotions.
  • Super Junior-Mnote  - a Mandopop dance group formed in 2008, composed of Hankyung (leader), Siwon, Zhoumi, Donghae, Ryeowook, Kyuhyun, and Henry. After Hankyung left, the group went into hiatus and returned in 2011, adding Sungmin and Eunhyuk to the group. Sungmin is appointed as the unofficial leader. The group is in hiatus since 2014 due to the military enlistment of the members. Henry left the company in 2018.
  • Super Junior-Hnote  - a bubblegum pop idol group formed in 2008, composed of Leeteuk (leader), Yesung, Kangin, Shindong, Sungmin, and Eunhyuk. The line-up consists of every Super Junior-T member excluding Heechul, which was replaced with Yesung.
  • Super Junior-D&Enote  - a Korean pop and Japanese pop dance duo formed in 2011, composed of Eunhyuk and Donghae, with Eunhyuk as the unofficial leader. The unit went on hiatus in 2015 as both members enlisted in the military and is currently active as of 2017 after being discharged.

Super Junior


Mini Albums:

  • One More Time (2018)

Super Junior-K.R.Y.

  • Promise You (2013)
  • Join Hands (2015)

Super Junior-T

  • Rokkugo (2007)
  • ROCK&GO (2008)
  • Tok Tok Toknote  (2010)

Super Junior-M

  • Me (2008)
  • Super Girl (2009)
  • Perfection (2011)
  • Break Down (2013)
  • Swing (2014)

Super Junior-H

  • Cooking? Cooking! (2008)
  • VICTORY KOREA (2010)

Super Junior-D&E


  • Ride Me (2014)
  • The Beat Goes On (2015)
  • Present (2015)
  • STYLE (2018)
  • 'Bout You (2018)
  • Oppa, Oppa (2011)
  • Still You (2013)
  • I Wanna Dance (2013)
  • Skeleton (2014)
  • Saturday Night (2015)
  • Let's Get It On (2015)
  • Here We Are (2017)
  • You don't go (2017)
  • If You (2018)
  • Circus (2018)
  • LOSE IT (2018)
  • Can I Stay... (2018)
  • Hot Babe (2018)
  • SUNRISE (2018)


  • Here I Am (2016)
  • Spring Falling (2017)
  • Splash (2018)


  • The Little Prince (2016)


  • At Gwanghwamun (2014)
  • Fall, Once Again (2015)
  • Waiting, Still (2016)
  • One Voice (2017)


  • Trap (2013)
  • Fantastic (2014)
  • Girlfriend (2017)

    Music Videos 
Super Junior

Super Junior-K.R.Y.

Super Junior-TSuper Junior-MSuper Junior-HSuper Junior-D&E
  • All About Eve (2000) as cameo
  • Rainbow Romance (2006) as cameo
  • Attack on the Pin-Up Boys (2007) as School Panda Mascot
  • Dream High (2011) as himself
  • The Women of Our Home (2011) as cameo
  • Salamander Guru and The Shadows (2012) as cameo
  • Lotte Duty Free: Secret Queen Makers (2018) as himself
  • Sharp #2 (2005) as Baek Jinwoo
  • Loveholic (2005) as Joo Ho
  • Rainbow Romance (2006) as Heechul
  • Bad Family (2006) as Gong Min
  • Golden Bride (2007) as Kim Youngsoo
  • Attack on the Pin-Up Boys (2007) as The Ultra Junior President
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007) as Simon (voice)
  • Taehee, Hyekyo, Jihyun (2009) as cameo
  • Loving You a Thousand Times (2009) as Lee Chul
  • I am Legend (2010) as cameo
  • Melody of Youth (2011) as Shen Tai Yi
  • The Heirs (2013) as Music Program MC
  • Flower Grandpa Investigation Unit (2014) as Park Jungwoo
  • Familyhood (2016) as Broadcasting Station Idol
  • Attack on the Pin-Up Boys (2007) as The Rock Star
  • Awl (2015) as Hwang Junchul
  • My Korean Teacher (2016) as Young Un
  • Voice (2017) as Oh Hyunho
  • A Man and a Woman (2002) as cameo
  • Rainbow Romance (2006) as cameo
  • Billie Jean, Look At Me (2007) as Friend
  • Attack on the Pin-Up Boys (2007) as The Judo Society Captain
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007) as Alvin (voice)
  • Hello, Schoolgirl (2008) as Kang Sook
  • Romance Zero (2009) as Na Hotae
  • The Cat Funeral (2015) as Donghoon
  • Sisters of the Sea (2005) as young Kang Dongshin
  • Charnel House Boy (2005) as young baseball player boy
  • Banjun Theater: Finding Lost Time (2006) as Yoochun's best friend
  • Attack on the Pin-Up Boys (2007) as Ultra Junior Member
  • The President (2010) as Jang Sungmin
  • Nonstop (2006)
  • Attack on the Pin-Up Boys (2007) as Judo Society Member
  • Precious Family (2004) as cameo
  • Eighteen, Twenty-Nine (2005) as young Kang Bongman
  • Spring Waltz (2006) as Park Sangwoo
  • Mystery 6 (2006) as himself
  • A Battle of Wits (2006) as Prince Liang Shi
  • Attack on the Pin-Up Boys (2007) as Student Body President
  • Legend of Hyangdan (2007) as Lee Mongryong
  • Stage of Youth (2009) as Shi Yuan
  • Oh! My Lady (2010) as Sung Minwoo
  • Athena: Goddess of War (2010) as Kim Junho
  • Poseidon (2011) as Kim Sunwoo
  • Skip Beat! (2011) as Dun He Lian
  • The King Of Dramas (2012) as Kang Hyunmin
  • Dragon Blade (2015) as Yinpo
  • Helios (2015) as Park Woocheol
  • To The Fore (2015) as Zheng Jiwon
  • Fall In Love With You Again (2015) as Song Chenyi
  • Masked Prosecutor (2015) as cameo
  • She Was Pretty (2015) as Kim Shinhyuk
  • Revolutionary Love (2017) as Byun Hyuk
  • Stage of Youth (2009) as cameo
  • Melody of Youth (2011) as Gao Da
  • When Love Walked In (2012) as Li Shang Lin
  • Rhythm of Rain (2013) as cameo
  • Entertainer (2016) as himself
  • Best Lover (2016) as Yan Xi Cheng
  • Attack on the Pin-Up Boys (2007) as Ultra Junior Member
  • It's Okay, Daddy's Girl (2010) as Choi Wookgi
  • Skip Beat! (2011) as Bu Po Shang/Shang Jie Yong
  • Ms. Panda and Mr. Hedgehog (2012) as Go Seung Ji
  • God's Quiz - Season 4 (2014) as Han Siwoo
  • The Youth: The Rumor (2014) as Jung Woo
  • Attack on the Pin-Up Boys (2007) as Student Body Vice President
  • Bongsun, the Woman Who Dies if She Loves (2016) as Kim Joosung

    Social Media 

General tropes:

    Band and Member Tropes 
  • Aerith and Bob: Leeteuk, Heechul, Han Geng/Hankyung, Yesung, Kangin, Shindong, Sungmin, Eunhyuk, Siwon, Donghae, Ryeowook, Kibum, Kyuhyun, Zhou Mi, and Henry. While Han Geng/Hankyung and Zhou Mi's names are obviously not Korean, Henry's just sticks out as that one English name. Justified, as he's Canadian.
  • Acrofatic: Shindong is known for his big body but is also the 3rd best dancer of the group and was in the original Top 4 of the group along with Eunhyuk, Donghae and Hankyung.
  • Affectionate Nickname:
    • Leeteuk is called "Teuk", "eomma" (mom), "cheonsa" (angel), "nalgae eobneun cheonsa" (angel without wings), "gwanjong" (attention seeker), "ipteuk" (Lip-teuk), "Docteuk", "Belle", and "Eunhyuk anim" (not Eunhyuk).
    • Heechul is called "Hee", "Heenim", "uju dae star" (Space Big Star), "Kim Gibok" (Kim Mood-Swinger), "Kim Bunhong" (Kim Pink), "Psycho", "kkot" (Flower), "Cherry/Cherry-oppa", "Heebbong" (Hee-tiger), "condom", "Heechondo", and "Cinderella".
    • Hankyung is "Geng", "Kyung", "Beijing Fried Rice", and "Mulan".
    • Yesung is called "Yesex", "Woon" (cloud), "wangja/wangjanim" (prince), "SNS wangja" (SNS prince), "philtrum", "rabid dog", "1Sung" (pronounced "ilsung"), "Tom", and "Aladdin".
    • Kangin is called "gom" (bear), "Korea's number 1 handsome guy", "appa" (dad), and "Beast".
    • Shindong is called "Shin", "Dong", "Dong Dong", "Donggeuridongdong", "Dongcrates", "Shin Hodong" (named after Kang Hodong), "Winnie the Pooh", and Pumbaa.
    • Sungmin is called "Min", "Minnie", "Ming", "hobak" (pumpkin), "ame kabocha" (candy pumpkin), "Pink Prince", and "Alice".
    • Eunhyuk is called "Hyuk", "wonsungi" (monkey), "myeolchi/iwashi" (anchovy), "boseok inam/houseki binan" (Jewel Guy), "dancing machine", "dalnim" (Moon), "Jerry", "Peter Pan", Timon, and "Leeteuk anim" (not Leeteuk).
    • Siwon is called "Shisus", "Shibrows", "gentleman", "bodyguard", "Masiwon/Masi/Ma" (horse Siwon), "sajangnim" (CEO), "''masajangnim''" (Horse CEO), "choukoku binan" (handsome sculpture), "fortune cookie", "Kangta", and "Prince Charming".
    • Zhoumi is called "Mimi", "Gentleman Mimi", "koala", "Kangta", "Siwon", and "seasoning".
    • Donghae is called "Hae", "fishy" (Korean pronunciation of fish), "sakana" (Japanese word for fish), "Donghae bada" (east sea), "bada anim" (not the sea), "sushi", "sekai no kareshi" (the world's boyfriend), "minna no kareshi" (everyone's boyfriend), "Donghaebbong/Haebbong" (Donghae-tiger), "0Hae" (pronounced "yeonghae"), "Gonghae" (pollution Hae), "Pinocchio", and "Nemo".
    • Ryeowook is called "Wook", "dorm auntie", "eorin wangja" (The Little Prince), and "Jasmine".
    • Kibum is called "Bum" and "Snow White"
    • Kyuhyun is called "Kyu", "evil maknae", "maknae on top", "EvilKyu", "GameKyu", "Kyumong", "DraKyu", "WineKyu", "Kyusical", "BalladKyu", "MiracleKyu", and a lot more...
    • Henry is called "Henhen", "mochi", "4D mochi", and "daramjwi" (chipmunk).
  • Agent Mulder: Donghae believes in ghosts and aliens.
  • All Men Are Perverts: The members accused Eunhyuk of having a lot of porn in his computer, and that he watches porn the most in the group.
  • Animal Motifs:
    • Leeteuk is associated with ducks.
    • Heechul is associated with cats.
    • Yesung with turtles (since he has it as a pet) and dogs (because Heechul calls him "rabid dog").
    • Kangin is labeled as a raccoon.
    • Sungmin is associated with rabbits, especially pink ones.
    • Eunhyuk is called as a monkey and as an anchovy, both due to his looks.
    • Donghae is associated with any type of fish, since his name means the East Sea.
    • Siwon is called as a horse, due to his looks.
    • Zhoumi is a koala, an alien, or a koala-alien.
    • Henry is a chipmunk.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: The youngest members Ryeowook, Kyuhyun, and Henry have their moments, but especially evil maknae Kyuhyun, who likes playing pranks on and speaking informally to the older members. There's also Donghae, who likes to annoy the older members but gets away with it because the older ones find him cute.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: When they appeared on the show Intimate Note, Kangin listed his own faults as being playing favorites with the younger members, not rehearsing well enough, and gaining weight.
  • Asian Drivers: A whole episode of the show King Saturday Driving School features Kangin trying to teach Leeteuk how to drive and a nervous Sungmin putting on his seatbelt in the backseat. Later averted when Yesung and him had a reality show where they both had to be taxi drivers.
  • Ascended Extra: Other members fill in the spots of the members who can't attend performances due to certain events (other schedules, military enlistment), leading to more parts for those who initially had little.
  • Attention Whore: Leeteuk, who is a self-proclaimed attention seeker. He does all sorts of things so that he has lots of screentime. He even gets the nickname "gwanjong", which is shorthand for "gwansimjongja" used to describe someone who is an attention-seeker.
  • Attractive Bent-Gender: Leeteuk, Heechul, Sungmin, Donghae, and Ryeowook.
  • Big Brother Bully: All of them are bullies (including Kyuhyun who bullies the older ones), but Kangin mostly fulfills this role in the group, especially because he often threatens the others with chasing them if they pull a prank on him.
  • The Big Guy: Shindong, and to a lesser extent, Kangin.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: Siwon sports very thick ones that are at least partly responsible for his... interesting facial expressions.
  • Bishōnen: Most if not all of the boys are tall, slim and damn pretty.
  • Boy Band: Obvious Korean Pop Music example. One of the biggest ones too.
  • Breakout Character: Hankyung in China. He went from being a boyband member to carrying out the big accomplishment of carrying the Olympic torch, debuting as a soloist and doing well in sales, and being cast for Transformers: Age of Extinction (though said role was only The Cameo).
  • The Bus Came Back:
    • All of the members come back to the group after their military enlistment.
    • A minor example but no one has really heard from Kibum since he stopped performing with the group and he even stopped posting on social media for a while. Not long after the MAMACITA promotions began, he posted to his twitter again - and fans exploded with happiness.
  • Butter Face: Eunhyuk usually ends up like this when he has to cross-dress. He is lean and thin so his body looks perfect, but his face is a bit more... realistic. He averted this one time, though, when he pretended to be a "Miss Shanghai in Intimate Note and ended up looking pretty thanks to a suitable hairstyle.
  • The Cameo:
  • Can't Hold His Liquor:
    • Sungmin talking about Ryeowook on radio broadcast:
    Sungmin: He looks very calm and quiet on the outside. He looks careful and delicate, so of course you'd think that Ryeowook can't handle alcohol! Many people would have this mindset that he'll get drunk just by having one drop of alcohol... But it's not like that! He can drink at least 2 bottles of soju, and if he's in a good mood after the concert, he can drink up to 4!
    • Some people think that Eunhyuk avoids liquor because he gets drunk easily, but it's just because of a promise he made with JYJ's Junsu when they were trainees, which is not to drink or smoke ever in their lives. Junsu broke it early on, and Eunhyuk eventually tried drinking when he was 27 (with the help of Shindong and Kyuhyun). During his first time drinking, he was drunk enough to dance Sorry, Sorry in front of the Arc de Triomphe in France.
    • Donghae doesn't like drinking, and during his appearance in Life Bar (where the guests are invited to drink, since it's, well, a bar), his forehead turned red with just half a glass of beer. Heechul mentions that it might be Donghae's first one shot ever in his life.
    Heechul: Let's see Donghae drink it first. Show them that oppa is an adult already.
  • Candid Camera Prank: They love doing this, especially to poor Eunhyuk who has been victim to four or more pranks.
  • Career-Ending Injury: Thankfully, the boys all recovered.
    • In 2006, Heechul was involved in a car accident while heading back to Seoul from Donghae's father's funeral. He fractured his left leg in five places, including his femur, knee, and ankle. Rods were attached to his leg. Due to this, Heechul couldn't participate in activities that would strain his legs, such as dancing. He considered leaving the group before Sorry, Sorry but ultimately decided to stay in the group. He does not appear in the Lo Siento music show promotions because his leg condition was getting worse.
    • In 2007, after coming home from a Kiss the Radio broadcast, Leeteuk, Shindong, Eunhyuk, Kyuhyun and two managers were involved in a car accident. Shindong was the least injured out of the members, and managed to leave the accident with just cuts and bruises on his face and body. Eunhyuk was reported to have glass shards in his back, and was said to have stitches. Leeteuk also had glass shards on his back and had injuries on his face. Kyuhyun, however, had a broken foot, fractured hip, broken ribs, and facial scratches/bruises. The fractured hip was bleeding and his broken ribs have come down on his lungs. The doctor treating him said that in order to repair Kyuhyun's lungs, a hole would have to be pierced into his neck, thus ending his career as a singer. Fortunately, an alternative operation was found.
  • Cast Full of Pretty Boys: A group full of pretty guys. A given since it's a common trope in Korean Pop Music groups too.
  • Catchphrase: "urineun Super Junior e yo!" and its other languages variants "We are Super Junior!", "wǒ men shì Super Junior!", and "bokutachi wa Super Junior desu!"
    • The sub-units place the emphasis on the last letter of the unit name (ex. "wǒ men shì Super Junior M!").
    • The fans have their own too: "urineun ELF e yo!"
    • Ryeowook's "jashin isseo!!!"note  became a catchphrase after Siwon (with Leeteuk and Heechul) made fun of him on Radio Star. Ever since, he's been saying it in programs and interviews, especially if its with regards to Siwon. Fans even shout for him at concerts with this sentence.
  • Cats Are Mean: Heechul's cat, Hanjayheebum (a Portmanteau of Hankyung, Jay, Heechul, and Kibum)— or Heebum for short. Also, his original cat hated everyone but him.
  • Celebrity Resemblance:
    • Leeteuk is called Super Junior's Yoo Jae Suk, not because Leeteuk resembles him in appearance, but in his hosting style.
    • Shindong and Kang Hodong, to the point that Shin Hodong became his nickname.
    • Siwon has admitted to being mistaken for Kangta. When Zhoumi debuted, he was mistaken for both Siwon and Kangta.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience:
    • Based on personal preferences, Leeteuk is white, Heechul is red, Sungmin is pink, and Donghae is blue.
    • During the "Gee" performance in Super Show 2, there was teal for Leeteuk, dark pink for Heechul, sky blue for Kangin, blue-green for Sungmin, peach for Eunhyuk, neon pink for Siwon, sapphire blue for Donghae, purple for Ryeowook, and olive green for Kyuhyun.
    • For D&E promotions, Donghae is red while Eunhyuk is yellow.
  • Cool Big Bro:
    • Leeteuk and Heechul towards the other members.
    • Yesung and his little brother Jongjin get along very well. Jongjin also has defended Yesung on Twitter many times.
    • Shindong even introduces his younger sister on a television program, just to let the world know that she exists and that he really loves her.
  • Coy, Girlish Flirt Pose: Sungmin is quite the expert on this when crossdressing.
  • Culture Shock: In Leslie Grace's culture, it's normal to be quite touchy, but the boys reveal in an interview that at first they were really awkward and they thought she was flirting with them. They are quite happy that she's being touchy with them and got used to it after a while, even Donghae who is known to be uncomfortable with women.
  • Cute Bruiser: Sungmin is widely regarded as cute and doesn't look like he'd hurt a fly, but he also is a Tae Kwon Do black belt. He also said he applied to the Police Corps for his future mandatory military service.
  • The Cutie: Sungmin and Donghae.
  • Dancing Is Serious Business: The members all agree on the best dancers Eunhyuk, Shindong, and Donghae (and Hankyung, before he left), while fourth place and below can be just anyone.
    • Eunhyuk is recognized by all members to be the best dancer of the group and he always practices very hard to keep himself at the best. He also received a lot of solo-dance in their music videos (Twins, Sorry Sorry, Mr. Simple...) and he usually stands at the center position in their choreography.
    • Shindong is the second best dancer of the group, and all the questions asking why he is in Super Junior are immediately quieted down when he is seen dancing.
    • The third best dancer of the group, Donghae also has some solo-dance moments for himself in their music videos, usually with Eunhyuk.
  • Deliberately Cute Child: Hosts often request the members to make one of this, like saying in a childish voice "Noona, I'm hungry".
  • Digging Yourself Deeper: Or digging each other's graves deeper, something that they do almost all of the time.
  • Distaff Counterpart: Since Girls' Generation started out as Super Junior's girl version, the guys played with this at the Super Show 2:
    • Taeyeon: Leeteuk (both are the leaders)
    • Tiffany: Kangin (both talk the most in interviews)
    • Jessica: Heechul (Heechul started this at Intimate Note)
    • Sunny: Sungmin (Aegyo)
    • Hyoyeon: Eunhyuk (the best dancers)
    • Yoona: Donghae (the prettiest members)
    • Yuri: Siwon (the prettiest members)
    • Sooyoung: Kyuhyun (members with a sharp tongue)
    • Seohyun: Ryeowook (she's the youngest and Ryeowook is nicknamed "The eternal maknae")
  • The Dreaded:
    • In Intimate Note, the others reveal Eunhyuk once expressed that Heechul's pants didn't go with the performance they were going to do. Manager's answer?
      Manager: If I make Heechul change, maybe we won’t see Eunhyuk anymore.
      (Worth nothing that Heechul never changed clothes in the end)
    • The other members immediately get away when they fear Kangin will go after them when they mock him. In Intimate Note, when it was Kangin's turn to yell the things he disliked about them, Heechul and Eunhyuk's first reaction is to say "Pass him! Pass him!"
  • Drives Like Crazy: Members have commented on Donghae's rather reckless driving in the past.
  • Drunk Driver: Unfortunately, Kangin was not only was arrested for DUI once, but twice. Due to this, he does not participate in the group’s 2017 comeback to reflect on his actions.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady:
    • Heechul has been mistaken for his friend Dong Bang Shin Ki's Yunho's girlfriend before — which caused Yunho's real girlfriend to break up with him. It doesn't help that he has a tendency to crossdress.
    • Heechul's friends once dared him to go to the girls' bathroom as they believed he wouldn't be recognized as a man. And he really wasn't. A woman even commented when she saw him: "Wow, you're such a tall girl!"
    • When Donghae had his hair long, you could mistake him for a pretty girl. During the "Gee" performance in Super Show 2, Donghae was one of the two members (the other being Eunhyuk) who didn't wear a wig.
  • The Dutiful Son: The members find time to help out with their family businesses.
  • Eloquent in My Native Tongue: Averted with Donghae, who can't even speak Korean well. The members take all opportunities to tease him about this.
    • In an interview, Donghae says that it takes too long to record Japanese songs because Eunhyuk is poor at Japanese. Eunhyuk retorts by saying that Donghae's poor Korean skills are the reason why they take too long to record Korean songs.
    • In a Chinese variety show, D&E have to match their answers to the question "What is Donghae's catchphrase?". Donghae answers "ayayayaya" while Eunhyuk answers "euieoeo". They explain that it's how Donghae talks.
    • During a radio broadcast, Ryeowook says "Donghae cannot have long conversations. He has gotten better but if you keep making him talk, he will cry"
    • In Super TV, he got almost all of the Chinese questions correct but sucked at the Korean language games.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Heechul has nicknamed Siwon "Simba", Donghae "Pinocchio", Kibum Snow White". He calls himself "Cinderella", but that's not embarrassing — just Disney Theme Naming. He's extended this to Eunhyuk and Shindong as well, labeling them "Timon and Pumbaa".
    • Heechul named Zhoumi "Seasoning", because his name in Korean, "Jomyuk", sounds similar to a sauce. The Japanese version of his name, Choumi, also literally means "seasoning". Zhoumi isn't exactly pleased.
  • Embarrassing Tattoo: Kangin's back tattoo reads "Actions are more prection than words". Prection has since become a memetic mutation in the fandom.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: Their fanboys are just as obsessed with them as their fangirls are.
  • The Face: Siwon, who is in the center position for most of the time. Heechul even says that Lee Sooman himself is in charge of the decisions made for Siwon’s looks in their comebacks.
  • Fake-Out Make-Out: Courtesy of Kyuhyun and Sungmin when they demonstrated this in an interview.
  • Family Business: So far, the members have been advertising small businesses opened by their relatives:
    • MEIHUA DUMPLINGS is Hangeng's mom's business in Beijing.
    • Yesung's family opened Handel & Gretel coffee shop first, which would be closed some time later to open the Mouse Rabbit coffee shop. The shop is run by Yesung and his brother as baristas. Also, Y Style belongs to Yesung's dad.
    • Kona Beans Café is owned by Kyuhyun, Sungmin and Leeteuk's mothers.
    • Eunhyuk's mom owns a branch of Tous Les Jours bakery.
    • Siwon was a temporary partner (for three months) of Twosome Coffee. He also averts the trope; his father owns a minimarket chain, but Siwon opted to follow the entertainment business against his father's wishes. He eventually accepted Siwon's carreer.
    • Kyuhyun's dad owns three Korean language schools in Taiwan. The schools are reported to have as many as 1,800 students.
    • "Shindong's DraQra PC Castle", an internet Café. Guess who owns it. He also has an online shopping mall.
    • Grill5, a taco restaurant owned by Donghae's family, with Donghwa as manager. Before it came the brothers' cafe in Taiwan, The Grand Place.
  • Family Theme Naming: Heechul and his older sister Heejin, Jongwoon/Jonghoon and his younger brother Jongjin, Sungmin and his younger brother Sungjin, Siwon and his younger sister Jiwon, and Donghae and his older brother Donghwa.
  • Fanboy:
  • Fanservice: Why Super Junior is so popular. They're masters of various kinds of this such as Guy on Guy Is Hot.
  • The Fashionista: Yesung and Zhoumi. The latter even considers shopping as a legit sport.
  • Fish out of Water: In a 2007 Sukira broadcast, Donghae talked about his experience when he first went to Seoul, and said that he was amazed by Seoul's buses which have many colors and numbers, unlike Mokpo's buses that are only blue and don't have much numbers.
  • Flanderization: Heechul and Kyuhyun being jerkasses, Sungmin being a Kawaiiko, and Donghae being a cloudcuckoolander amongst other traits in fanfiction.
  • Follow the Leader: They are credited for starting most of the activities that idols do today, such as synchronized choreography and becoming variety show personalities.
    • The first boy band of its size, the South Korean idol industry has since then taken to churning out similarly large groups and forming smaller sub-groups.
    • They are also credited for the start of the knife-like choreography, which meant that all members danced in sync.
    • Super Junior is the first Korean group to debut a Chinese member, which sadly led to VISA problems and his eventual leave from the group. Super Junior M, on the other hand, is the first international music group in the Chinese music industry to have both Chinese and Korean members.
    • Upon the release of EXO's Growl, many netizens say that Super Junior-M copied the hit one-shot music video concept for Swing and Super Junior for THIS IS LOVE, but Super Junior had already released It's You, which was filmed with the same concept, three years before EXO came into existence.
    • They are the first group to reach 100 world tour concerts.
    • They are the first Korean group to hold a special lecture at Oxford University.
    • They are the first Korean artists to be ranked in the Billboard Latin Chart with the release of their track "Lo Siento".
  • Friend to All Children: Siwon loves children and loves taking pictures with them.
  • The Friends Who Never Hang: With thirteen (or fifteen) members, not all of the members of the group are super close to everyone else, which disappoints some fans but also entertains other fans because their interactions are fun to watch.
    • Zhoumi and Henry are speculated to have this kind of relationship with members who aren't in Super Junior M, but they're actually close to everyone in the group.
    • Shindong and Siwon are speculated to not feel comfortable with the members as they aren't seen hanging around with the others most of the time.
    • The main subject of their guest appearance at the show Intimate Note, with Kangin/Sungmin and also Heechul/Eunhyuk being the main subjects.
    • Shindong has confessed a lot of times that he hasn't and just can't imagine being alone together with Donghae.
    • Yesung and Sungmin admit that they feel awkward around each other.
  • Full-Name Basis: With Chinese members Han Geng/Hankyung (given name Geng / Kyung) and Zhoumi (given name Mi).
  • Fun with Acronyms:
    • Super Junior K.R.Y. = Kyuhyun, Ryeowook, Yesung. Additional letters are added sometimes, like K.R.Y.S. (+ Sungmin), K.R.Y.E.D. (+ Eunhyuk and Donghae), and K.R.Y.D. (+ Donghae).
    • Also, L.S.D. = unofficial trio of Leeteuk, Sungmin, and Donghae.
    • There's also the fan nickname L.E.D. which is Leeteuk, Eunhyuk, and Donghae.
    • The group that Eunhyuk was in during elementary school was named SRD (Sing, Rap, Dance).
    • There's the fanclub too. EverLasting Friends is more widely known as E.L.F.
  • Fun with Foreign Languages:
    • Aside from the obvious Engrish abuse from their shows like 'Full House', Heechul also had fun teaching Hankyung many Korean swear words.
    • Everyone apparently had fun teaching Henry ridiculous pick-up lines.
  • Funny Foreigner: Originally Hankyung, whose early humor in variety shows mostly came from his difficulty to speak Korean and how the others pranked him by taking advantage of this. Then Henry and Zhou Mi and similar hilarity ensued. All are Chinese.
    (during a talk show)
    Hankyung: (to Heechul) Don't talk!
    Heechul: If I don't talk who will understand you?! Why do you think they sent me along?!
  • Game Show Appearance: Used to happen quite often when game shows were more popular in Korea. Since then, Talk shows have become more popular.
  • Gratuitous English:
    • Taking in consideration that English is not their native language, there are notable "English Fails" moments. The most remembered example is Kangin's tattoo "Actions are more prection than words".
    • On their show 'Full House', which premise was Super Junior teaching two foreigners Korean, when in reality the two girls knew enough Korean already and were instead teaching them English.
    • Heechul's English vocabulary.
    Everyone: You can't say these words: 'touch me, yo, man, and baby'.
    • Made funnier when you realize that he graduated college with a degree in English tourism translation.
    • Just this whole video.
    • Leeteuk’s English conversation with Nichkhun (which is funnier if you know that he actually had good marks in English when he was in school).
    • During KCON 2018, the staff filmed the members backstage, giving them the instruction "Please speak in Korean loudly" on a piece of paper. Leslie Grace comes in and asks the members what it means. Leeteuk replies with "Umm... umm... Korean languaji VOLUME UP!"
    • There's also the Buzzfeed video where the members play "Would You Rather".
    Leeteuk: English talking about
  • Gratuitous Spanish: Whenever asked about what Spanish words they know, it's always "Sexy bonita señorita mamacita!!!"
  • Happily Married: As December 5th of 2014, Sungmin was the first member to get married and is happy with his new life with his wife, as far as others are concerned.
    • Played with. The members went to New York for KCON 2018, and Donghae was asked if Leslie Grace is his wife. He happily responds with "Yes".
    The one who asked the question: Are you serious?
    Donghae: Yeah, yeah, yeah. I'm sure.
    Leslie: I got married to all of them.
  • Hates Being Alone: Donghae.
  • Hates Being Touched: Averted. They are always all over each other.
  • Have I Mentioned I Am Heterosexual Today?: When called out about his sexuality on Strong Heart, Heechul began to rant about how he "really likes girls."
  • Hidden Depths: Many of the members, despite being funny and weird idols, are more than what meets the eye.
    • Heechul wants to write children's books.
    • Donghae is good at magic tricks and could have been an athlete if not because of his father's dream in entertainment industry. And despite his struggles with English as shown in Full House, as of the present day he is one of the members who speak the language quite well.
  • Homoerotic Subtext: A lot within the group, making the fans question if it’s really for Fanservice or if it’s real.
  • The Host: Most of them are hosts for variety programs, but Leeteuk is notable for having the “host disease”. Even the MCs from the show he's invited to comment that Leeteuk should be permanent co-host.
    • He also says that he even hosts at home, welcoming himself when he arrives or congratulating his pets. No one believes him, though.
    • The other members note that he has a “broadcast tone” or way of speaking, and that he might have forgotten how to speak like himself.
  • Hot-Blooded: A few members, for example Kangin is prone to death glares and Heechul will not react well if his food is touched.
  • Idol Singer: Well, all of them are idols that sing.
  • In Touch with His Feminine Side: Sungmin, Zhoumi, and Ryeowook.
  • Intellectual Animal: How Heechul portrayed Heebum on his Cyworld, as well as him being a snarker - like cat, like owner.
  • Jack of All Trades:
    • Sungmin. Not quite entering the ranks of the main vocalists or dancers (considered to be ranked fourth best for each, just after the members who have these skills as their specialty), but he has an innate talent to pick things up far quicker than others on variety shows (ranging from bubble-blowing, to flairtending, to magic tricks... the list goes on).
    • Donghae says that if he's asked what he is good at, he will say everything. It's true: he is one of the main dancers, has a lot of vocal parts though he isn't a main vocalist (especially during the 2017 comeback, with the absence of two out of three main vocalists), and he also raps well (prominent in the D&E releases). He writes songs (two songs almost became title tracks for Super Junior) and is also a great actor. And he can also do magic tricks.
  • Korean Drama: Several of them have played roles in different dramas. Most popular perhaps is Rainbow Romance, which featured six of the boys in its last season (although only Kibum and Heechul were members of the main cast).
  • Korean Honorifics: Besides everyone calling Leeteuk and Heechul hyung (older brother), the ways of addressing each other within the group are different for each of the members.
    • Hankyung is on First-Name Basis with Leeteuk and Heechul (both 1983) and Yesung (1984), but Yesung sometimes calls him hyung. Kangin is on First-Name Basis with Yesung (1984) but calls Hankyung hyung.
    • Shindong (1985) and Sungmin (1986) are on First-Name Basis, which they comment upon in the "Swing" VCR.
    • The '86 liners Sungmin, Eunhyuk, Siwon, Zhoumi, and Donghae are the ones who changed ways of addressing among themselves. Eunhyuk, Donghae, and Siwon all call Sungmin hyung, but Sungmin and Zhoumi were on First-Name Basis until Zhoumi noticed that Siwon calls Sungmin hyung. Donghae used to call Eunhyuk hyung but switched to First-Name Basis. Siwon has two birthdays: his registered 1987 and the real 1986, so Ryeowook and Kibum (both 1987) should call him hyung.
    • Henry (1989) has no choice but to call the others hyung since he's the youngest.
    • Heechul's nickname "Heenim" is derived from "Hee" and the Korean honorific "-nim" which denotes giving respect. Kangin uses the same honorific in his Instagram username (@kanginnim) and Eunhyuk uses it for the moon (Dalnim).
  • The Leader:
    • Leeteuk is the leader of Super Junior, Super Junior T, and Super Junior H.
    • Upon Leeteuk’s enlistment, the group doesn’t appoint a different leader, but Yesung temporarily replaces him as the eldest and Eunhyuk helps out as vice leader. In the present day, in situations where Leeteuk is absent, Eunhyuk usually fills in for him despite Heechul (the second oldest after Leeteuk) being present.
    • Sungmin is the leader of Super Junior M after Han Geng's departure, as he is the eldest member.
    • Eunhyuk insists on being the leader of D&E, when they only have two members.
  • Like Brother and Sister: Zhoumi and Victoria were cast as leads for a Taiwanese drama. For the kiss scene, they couldn't help laughing awkwardly, and said they were like siblings.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy:
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Leeteuk means "special" (Korean: 세상에서 별한 사람이 되리). The Chinese characters for Leeteuk mean "special advantage".
    • "Chul" means "iron" in English, but the Chinese characters for Heechul mean "a pure wish".
    • Geng means "star".
    • Yesung means "art of voice" (Korean: 술가의대). And also "ye-sex" ("sung" is the Korean word for gender). His real name Jongwoon could be interpreted to mean "constant sky".
    • Kangin means "strong man" in Korean, and the Chinese equivalent means "strong but kind". His real name Youngwoon could be interpreted to mean "eternal sky".
    • Shindong means child prodigy, derived from his last name and the first syllable of his name (Shin Donghee). The "Hee" in his name corresponds to "prosperous" or "bright".
    • The Chinese characters for Sungmin mean "bright" and "agile". He chose the name "Liu" because it means "to help/support" in Chinese, bringing the meaning of helping each other (himself and fans).
    • Eunhyuk literally means 'radiant silver'. He uses silver in his Twitter username (@AllRiseSilver). His real name Hyukjae means "brilliant governance".
      • The English name he uses for WHY NOT the Dancer, "Jerry", seems to come from his and Yesung's Tom and Jerry dynamic, but it comes from the Western order equivalent of his name: Hyukjae Lee -> Jaelee -> Jerry.
    • The Chinese characters for Siwon mean "beginning" and "origin".
    • Mi in Chinese means "to seek for".
    • Donghae is literally the "East Sea" in Korean, Chinese, and Japanese.
    • Ryeowook could be interpreted as "noble as the morning sun".
    • Kibum's name brings the meaning "to rise up to become a model for others."
    • The Chinese characters for Kyuhyun mean "pure" and "benevolent".
  • Mr. Fanservice: All of them are prone to being touchy-feely with each other to shirtless moments.
  • Multiethnic Name: Henry Lau.
  • Muscles Are Meaningful: Some of the members have very defined abs and arm muscles which got many fans drooling. The most famous members in this department are Leeteuk, Siwon, Eunhyuk and Donghae.
  • Narcissist:
    • Heechul. Even his on-screen wife (who had limited Korean vocabulary) calls him out on it.
    • The other members say that Donghae has the "prince syndrome". Eunhyuk even mentions that Donghae once hung a large portrait of himself in the dormitory.
  • Nice Guy: According to the members, Eunhyuk has a great temper, always try to keep calm and be nice to other people even if they are being unpleasant.
  • The Nicknamer: Heechul.
  • No Sense of Personal Space:
    • A majority of the members, but the one who gets called out for it is Yesung who sneaks into the others' bedrooms at night and touches their philtrums because he likes the feel of it.
    • Siwon. He likes exchanging hugs and kisses with the other members so much that he has been hit for it.
  • Not a Morning Person:
    • Leeteuk. Despite being leader, the others mention him as the last and hardest to wake up.
    • Kangin as well. In one of their early shows, the members had to work together to wake him up by pulling duct tape off of him and spraying water on him.
  • Not So Above It All: Kibum is quiet, calm, collected — and yet is perfectly happy to make a fool out of himself or his bandmates on TV.
  • Older Than They Look: Most of the boys haven't physically aged since their debut in 2005. Especially Leeteuk and Heechul who were born in 1983.
    • Donghae is also referred to as the "fake youngest" because with his looks and personality, he seems like the youngest member of the group.
  • Old Shame: "But seriously what’s wrong with my hair back in 2012."
  • One-Steve Limit:
    • The reason Shindong debuted with a stage name is because his birth name "Donghee" sounds similar to "Donghae".
    • Yesung and Kangin (who both use stage names) are Kim Jongwoon and Kim Youngwoon, respectively.
    • Not within the group but within the company: Kibum and SHINee’s Key have the same name.
  • Only One Name: All of the members promote using their first names or stage names.
  • Pet the Dog: Heechul enjoyed making fun of Chinese member Hankyung for his own enjoyment, yet when Hankyung was insulted with racist remarks by people outside of their dorms, Heechul and several of the others went out to beat the guys up.
  • Picky Eater: Shindong, surprisingly, considering his size and appetite. He doesn’t like sweets, pizza, and noodles.

  • Precision F-Strike:
    • While in the middle of a mob of Chinese fans at an airport, Donghae let out a frustrated "Move, fuck!" and was immediately attacked for it.
    • An incident in December 2011 during which SM Entertainment's mistreatment of them affected their fans as well pushed some of the boys too far, leading to a series of outbursts on Twitter—including the religious, gentlemanly Siwon.
    • A minor one: Henry's appearance on Weekly Idol started with a game they like to play where they cut and mixed up sections of his song "1-4-3" to see if he would still be able to dance to it smoothly. He didn't the first two times which led to him getting a powerful flick to the forehead and a (rubber) hammer to his head. The third time, he almost had it but then he paused and said "SHOOOOOOOOOT!" He was then treated to something called Seoul Sightseeing. It had nothing to do with sightseeing.
  • Prince Charming:
    • How Siwon, a rich pretty-boy actor-singer-model with impeccable manners, is perceived.
    Fan: I love you my Prince Charming, Siwon oppa~
    Kyuhyun: He's "pastor", not "prince charming".
    • Sora called Leeteuk her “prince” because he called her “baby princess”.
  • Prone to Tears: Donghae, the resident crybaby, to the point that "Donghae, are you crying?" and variations of this question are a staple in variety shows. His eyes start to water whenever he becomes the center of attention, he closes his eyes seeing his members arguing because he can't stand seeing the sight of it, and he cries while in the middle of an argument.
    Kangin (during SJ's 10th anniversary): How did you become an entertainer if you're afraid when everyone is looking at you???
  • Put on a Bus:
    • Kibum started his indefinite hiatus in 2009 in pursuit of an acting career. He every once in a while has to remind fans that he hasn't left the group. He does leave in 2015.
    • Kangin after his Bar Brawl and DUI hit and run. He later joined the South Korean military for his two years of mandatory service instead of returning to the group.
    • The members who enter military service are subject to this: Kangin in 2010-2012, Leeteuk and Heechul in 2012-2014, Yesung in 2013-2015. In 2015-2017, five members went to the army: Shindong, Sungmin, Eunhyuk, Donghae, and Siwon, which resulted in the group's almost two-year hiatus and the members' focus on individual activities.
    • Kangin and Sungmin refrained from joining the comeback activities in 2017, the former due to another DUI and the latter due to fans' reaction concerning his marriage.
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: One of the main attributes of Super Junior, unlike other boybands, is how unique and different from each other are every single one of them. There's the Mr. Fanservice Siwon, the flamboyant Heechul, the Big Fun Shindong, The Cutie Ryeowook, the Badass Adorable Sungmin, the Brainy Brunette Kyuhyun, Team Mom Leeteuk, Lovable Jock Kangin, Butt-Monkey Eunhyuk, the dorky Donghae, the Token Minority Chinese member Hangeng, the strange yet talented Yesung and The Quiet One Kibum. It has been said also that the group was made of all the trainees who didn't seem to fit in other groups for not meeting "specific characteristics", and even the agency didn't expect for Super Junior 05' to gather a good fanbase.
  • Real Men Love Jesus: Siwon, whose faith extends to his tweets, and his pastoral group even comes to Super Junior’s concerts. Eunhyuk goes to church with his family and helps there. Kyuhyun has mentioned listening to sermons in his free time.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Heechul, Sungmin, and Zhoumi especially love wearing pink, but all have done so at some point. Sungmin even started to reconsider changing his wardrobe when he realized there was too many pink items there.
  • Red Baron: Hankyung is called the "1.3 Billion Miracle".
  • Renaissance Man:
    • Sungmin is not only considered a great singer and dancer in a group with several members that specialize in those fields, he's an actor, MC, and a musical star. He's fluent in Japanese (even starring in Japanese musicals, which is a first for any Korean pop star), plays several instruments including the guitar and the bass guitar, and is a martial arts expert. He's also in three out of five subgroups.
    • Henry can play violin, dance, both at the same time, sing, play guitar and piano, speak English, Korean and Mandarin.
  • Rummage Sale Reject: Pretty much everybody in the fifth album concept photos had weird mismatching outfits, with Leeteuk being one of the worst with his two red and blue coats and colourful... rope Sarashi.
  • Rock Trio:
    • Super Junior K.R.Y.: the main vocalists.
    • Shindong, Eunhyuk, and Donghae: the main dancers.
    • Leeteuk, Heechul, and Kangin: the variety show masters.
    • Leeteuk, Shindong, and Eunhyuk: the Strong Heart team.
    • Eunhyuk, Siwon, and Donghae: The three same-age friends who even acknowledge their Portmanteau Couple Name "EunSiHae".
    • Ryeowook, Kibum, and Kyuhyun / Ryeowook, Kyuhyun, Henry: the maknaes.
  • Sickeningly Sweethearts: Played straight by the Eunhyuk/Donghae and Yesung/Ryeowook pairs when the boys wrote, directed, and starred in their own mini-drama about being a gay couple with a Twist Ending.
  • Sixth Ranger:
    • How Henry and Zhoumi are perceived, since they aren’t officially included in the Super Junior lineup but still appear in concerts.
    • How Leslie Grace is perceived when REPLAY came out.
  • Smelly Feet Gag: The members tend to make fun of Eunhyuk on variety shows and the most frequent topic are his feet or his porn stash.
  • Smoking Is Cool: How some fans see some of the members' smoking habits. Others are dismayed because of the potential vocal damage.
    • Heechul eventually stopped because of the effects it had on his gums and actively encourages others to do so as well.
  • Solo Side Project:
    • Yesung, Zhoumi, Ryeowook, Kyuhyun, and Henry also promote as solo artists in the Korean music industry. Donghae participates in OSTs. Heechul is part of project groups M&D with Jungmo of TRAX and Universe Cowards (Korean: 우주겁쟁이) with Min Kyunghoon of Buzz.
    • Eunhyuk is one of the members of Younique Unit and the WHY NOT The Dancer team. D&E are part of SM The Performance. Yesung, Zhoumi, and Kyuhyun are members of SM the Ballad.
    • Leeteuk is one of the nation's most popular MCs and has been dubbed as the next Yoo Jae Suk. Heechul has four programs being broadcast at the same time in 2018. Kyuhyun is well-known for being one of the MCs of Radio Star. Kangin and Shindong are also popular MCs, with the latter known as Kang Hodong's descendant. Zhoumi is an MC in Chinese programs.
    • Heechul, Kangin, Siwon, and Kibum started out as actors before becoming part of Super Junior. Yesung, Zhoumi, Donghae, and Henry have ventured into the acting field as well. In addition, Heechul, Yesung, Kangin, Sungmin, Eunhyuk, Ryeowook, and Kyuhyun have participated in musicals.
    • Leeteuk, Heechul, Kangin, Shindong, Eunhyuk, and Henry are well-known variety show personalities in Korea.
    • Leeteuk, Eunhyuk, Yesung, Sungmin, and Ryeowook were all radio DJs for Super Junior's Kiss the Radio, and all of the other members have hosted or guested at least once. Heechul had Young Street Radio, Shindong had Shim Shim Ta Pa, Kangin had Reckless Radio and Good Friend Radio, and Zhoumi had Idols' True Colors C-Radio.
  • Spell My Name with an S: The spellings used in their albums and concerts are the most widely-used: Leeteuk, Heechul, Hankyung, Yesung, Kangin, Shindong, Sungmin, Eunhyuk, Siwon, Zhoumi, Donghae, Ryeowook, Kibum, Kyuhyun, and Henry.
    • Old IDs that were made public have their names romanized as Park Jungsu, Kim Heechel, Han Geng, Kim Jongwoon, Kim Youngwoon, Sin Donghoe, Lee Sungmin, Lee Hyukjae, Lee Donghae, Choi Siwon, Kim Kibum, and Cho Gyuhyun.
    • Due to the differences in alphabet, their names are different in other countries:
      • China: Lite/Zhengzhu, Xiche, Geng, Yisheng/Zhongyun, Qiangren/Yongyun, Shengtong/Dongxi, Shengmin, Yinhe/Hezai, Shiyuan, Mi, Donghai, Lixu, Qifan, Guixian, and Hengli.
      • Japan: Itoku/Jonsu, Hichoru, Hangyon, Ieson/Jonun, Kanin/Yonun, Shindon/Donhi, Sonmin, Unyoku/Hyokuche, Siuon, Joumi, Donhe, Ryouku, Kibomu, Kyuhyon, and Henri.
    • Leeteuk can be spelled as Eeteuk, Iteuk, and Riteuk, and Jeongsu can be spelled as Jungsu, Jeongsoo, and Jungsoo.
    • Heechul can be romanized as Huicheol/Hwicheol.
    • Hankyung/Hangeng can be spelled as Hangyung/Hankeng in Korean.
    • There's Yesung/Yehsung/Yeseong/Yehseong and Yesex/Yessex. His real name Jongwoon could be spelled Jongun in English, which causes an overlap with another famous Kim Jongun.
    • Kangin/Gangin. His name Youngwoon can be spelled Youngun/Yeongwoon/Yeongun.
    • Shin vs. Sin and Donghui vs. Donghee. Shindong mentions that it could be spelled as “Sin Donghoe”.
    • Sungmin/Seongmin.
    • Eunhyuk/Eunhyeok. Similar case with his real name Hyukjae/Hyeokjae.
    • Shiwon/Siwon. His last name Choi can be spelled as Choe.
    • Zhoumi’s name tends to be spelled as Jomi since it’s the Korean equivalent.
    • Ryeowook/Ryeouk/Ryouk.
    • Kibum/Gibum, though the former is most commonly used.
    • Kyuhyun/Gyuhyun/Kyuhyeon/Gyuhyeon. He spells his name as Kyuhyun, but his Twitter username uses Gyu (@GaemGyu).
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Main vocalists Yesung-Ryeowook-Kyuhyun for singing, main dancers Shindong-Eunhyuk-Donghae for dancing, well-known personalities Leeteuk-Heechul-Kangin for variety shows, and visuals Siwon-Donghae.
  • Stage Names:
    • Leeteuk's real name is Park Jungsoo. He wanted a stage name since he wanted a name with impact like Kangta (strong hit). Park Jungsoo is also the name of a veteran Korean actress.
    • Yesung's real name is Kim Jongwoon, while Kangin's real name is Kim Youngwoon. Their real names sound similar.
    • Shindong’s real name is Shin Donghee, and it resulted from preventing confusion between him and Donghae.
    • Eunhyuk's real name is Lee Hyukjae, which is also the name of a Korean comedian.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Their fanclub's prone to following the members in ways that are beyond creepy.
  • Stepford Smiler:
    • Leeteuk (one of the more cheerful, upbeat and talkative members) is an extreme case of Type A. When asked about his life with his parents as a child, Leeteuk revealed while crying that not only was their relationship bad, but they abused him often to the point where he began hating and being afraid of his own father — yet for the most part, he continues to smile. It's very sad and eerie to watch. He also used to run a club for depressed idols, to back this up a little.
    • All of Super Junior and even most idols could be considered a watered down case of this too. Depression is very common within the Kpop scene, although Leeteuk does seem to be a very worrying example of it being a reality.
  • Supporting Leader: Leeteuk may not be the face of the band or the best singer or dancer, but he is the one in charge of supporting and guiding the other members.
  • Sweet Tooth: Leeteuk, Sungmin, and Siwon.
  • Team Dad: Kangin. Just in name, as he is often seen next to Team Mom Leeteuk. He actually behaves more like the Big Brother Bully instead. To his credit, he does try to be this to his bandmates whenever they get in variety shows.
  • Team Mom: Leeteuk, to the point where the fics have the others referring to him as "umma", which means "Mother". It was played with in The Super Junior Show, where he had to make sure everyone went to bed. For one of the visits, he covered Eunhyuk and Sungmin in the blankets and kissed their foreheads. It didn't get better when he had to wake up every single one of them.
    • Ryeowook. When Leeteuk is not around, he is the first one to see if his members are fine. Also he was the one who took care of all the house chores while they still lived together at the apartment. The other members also say that Ryeowook cooks food for them whenever they come home tired from their schedules, even though he himself is tired.
  • Tender Tears:
    • Donghae is quite sensitive and cries very easily. He even admitted this himself. His tendency to cry has been talked about in variety shows a lot of times, and the other members have fun with it by imitating him. In his appearance in Weekly Idol, he cries upon introducing himself, and a crying game was done for him, where it was shown that the other members can’t cry as easily as him.
    • As the member who got the most training in acting, Kibum is very capable of crying on cue, which is shown in EHB (during the tears episode) as he could shed tears for the camera in a few minutes.
    • In the 2017 comeback, the members say that Yesung became like Donghae: being sensitive and crying in the middle of an argument.
  • Theme Naming: The Disney names, courtesy of Heechul:
  • Token Minority: Before Zhoumi and Henry, Hankyung used to be the only Chinese member in the group.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Heechul in regards to Hankyung's Beijing Fried Rice, Sungmin with sweet pumpkins, Eunhyuk with strawberries and strawberry milk, and Siwon with Coca Cola.
  • Those Two Guys: A lot of the members do promotions or appear as duos, most notably Donghae and Eunhyuk who have their own sub-unit D&E and Zhoumi and Henry who are in Super Junior M. There's also Leeteuk and Heechul, the two eldest members of the group who are notable for not being on the same wavelength most of the time.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Fans note that most of the fighting stories have a connection to Donghae:
    • Heechul and Eunhyuk were featured in Intimate Note, and one of the incidents that made them awkward is when Eunhyuk never returned one of Heechul's shirts, and even wore it to sleep. It was later revealed that Donghae was the one who gave it to Eunhyuk: when Eunhyuk wanted to sleep over at the dorms and asked Donghae for a shirt he could wear to sleep, Donghae picked up a random shirt and tossed it to him, without knowing whose shirt it was.
    • In an episode of Knowing Brothers, Shindong says that there was a time where he really hated the members: it was when they would wear his clothes (which were big, like pajamas) to sleep. He states that Donghae did it the most, and that his 180,000 won shirt with his favorite character was worn by Donghae to bed.
    • Leeteuk stole money from Yunho's Piggy Bank to buy food for the hungry Donghae and Eunhyuk. However, in Knowing Brothers, Heechul reveals that he and Donghae contributed to Yunho's savings.
    • Ryeowook brought strawberries into Donghae's room, hoping to share the strawberries together. Yesung was in the dorm as well, so Donghae called him over as well. Ryeowook then said "Why did you call him? You didn’t need to", and Yesung was really hurt by this comment.
    • One of the fights that almost broke Super Junior as a team was when the members poured water over Leeteuk while he was asleep. Leeteuk, without knowing who poured water over him, directed his anger towards Eunhyuk and Kyuhyun, who were in the room at the time, and later on, Shindong and Yesung ended up fighting. Who started pouring water on Leeteuk? Donghae.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Heechul, Kangin, and sometimes Yesung, as they're prone to throwing insults at each other. Yesung usually ends up the butt-monkey though.
  • Vocal Dissonance:
    • Heechul looks very pretty, but his voice is one of the most, if not the most masculine voice in the group.
    • Donghae has a deep voice that not only contrasted his "pretty" image in his early years, but also heavily contrasts his sensitive, childish and easily-crying personality.
  • Volleying Insults: Yesung and Kangin's letters to each other are full of these. All with love.
  • Wacky Marriage Proposal:
    • Shindong proposed to his not-so-secret girlfriend in the Thanks To notes for their fourth album. In a number code, that was cracked by fans before it was cracked by any of the other members or his girlfriend. They eventually and unfortunately broke up later on, however.
    • Leeteuk dragged his "wife" Kang Sora on-stage to propose at a concert, serenading her while handing her a rose then presenting the ring. Which turned out to be too big. So he hugged her to make up for it.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: During concerts, most of them courtesy of Siwon.
  • Walking Techbane: According to the others, every computer Donghae touches, it gets busted. He couldn’t even figure out how to play music from an MP3 player when they were helping Sora with her surprise for Leeteuk.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser:
    • Many of the boys have had their turns, although Heechul does it not only for performances and shows but to disguise himself while out on dates.
    • Most spectacular example to date: Lady HeeHee, from the boys' Super Show 3 concert series. Approved by Mother Monster herself.
    • He mentions disliking crossdressing during Intimate Note, but the MC is quick to remind him that he himself was the one who enjoyed it the most.
  • With Friends Like These...: Again, Heechul, Kangin, and Yesung, who are friends yet bicker with one another very much.
    Music Tropes 
  • Arc Number: 9 for their 9th album, with the activities leading to its promotion named as the 999 Project: with the participation of 9 members and with 9 virtues/rules to follow.
  • Boastful Rap / "I Am Great!" Song:
    • SUPERMAN is an epic-sounding song where the group compares itself to well, Superman, and the members boast about how popular and talented they are.
    • Charm of Life starts off with Eunhyuk boasting about doing a collaboration that only celebrities can do, and Heechul talks about enduring rumors for the past 13 years. Shindong mentions that both his stage name and real name is known by everyone.
  • Call-Back: Lyrics from Sorry, Sorry are often reused in their songs:
    • Shindong sings "naega michyeo michyeo Baby" in No Other.
    • Eunhyuk sings "Shawty shawty" in Oppa, Oppa and dances to the Sorry, Sorry's signature move.
    • Donghae sings "nuni busheo Shawty shawty" in the Korean version of MOTORCYCLE.
    • Leeteuk says that the English translation of Lo Siento is Sorry, Sorry, despite lo siento just meaning "sorry".
    • In Lo Siento, Heechul's rap references MAMACITA.
  • Completely Different Title: The English titles of the songs are usually this. For example, "차근차근" (literally "step by step") becomes Way for love, "소원이 있나요" ("Do you have a wish?") becomes Sapphire Blue, "사랑이 멎지 않게" ("So that love never stops") becomes Raining Spell for Love.
  • "Double, Double" Title: "Sorry Sorry", "Boom Boom".
  • The Dreaded: For some reason, the members really just don't like SPY (and on a lesser note, Sexy, Free and Single).
  • Football Fight Song: ''VICTORY KOREA'' for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
  • Genre Roulette:
    • The core group's six albums so far cover bubblegum pop, ballads of all sorts, contemporary R&B, electropop/synthpop, and an example of their label's own unique style, SMP, which mixes pop, rock and orchestral music. There's also a song on their sixth album that sounds a bit like the lovechild of trot and dubstep.
    • The sub units allow a wider range of music genres. K.R.Y. is a vocal-focused group, with most (if not all) of their songs being ballads. T's songs are of the trot genre. M's genres is primarily Mandopop, dance, R&B, and electronic. Happy's music is lively with bubblegum pop. D&E, though mainly producing pop music, experiments with synthpop, retro-pop, and R&B, usually depending on what song Donghae has written.
  • Gratuitous English: They’re very notorious for using a lot of English in their songs.
    • Because I/you naughty naughty...
    • It used to be more prevalent in their raps, but seemed to be on the decline... until 6jib came along and gave gems like "I’m ready too, Bingo" which can be easily misheard as "I'm ready to bingo".
    • From the same album, Rockstar has Donghae's line "Oh my God. It’s so hard."
    • MAMACITA brings us Shindong's line "Close your lips, shut your tongue".
    • There's the awkward sentence "He is not a super man, he must be a mama boy" from Super Junior M's Super Girl.
    • D&E's songs aren't exempt from this. From the 2018 album, they've got lines such as "We go hot some again some again", "Just one thing that I seek you", "Let me go your inside"...
  • Gratuitous Spanish: The title of their 7th album is MAMACITA, while the 8th repackaged album REPLAY features the title track Lo Siento, featuring Leslie Grace and a lot of Spanish lyrics. The mini album One More Time is marketed as a Latin Pop album, and contains the songs One More Time (Otra Vez) and a cover of Luis Miguel's Ahora Te Puedes Marchar.
  • Landslide Election: Their FIFA World Cup 2010 song: VICTORY KOREA. Even the official song didn't stand a chance.
  • Lighter and Softer: No Other, released as the title song of the repackaged BONAMANA album, and MAGIC, released as the title song of the repackaged Devil album, are bright and fun songs, different from the group's usual edgy and rather repetitive title songs.
  • Looped Lyrics: They're popular for using this in their title songs: there's sorry, sorry, sorry, sorry; Mr. simple simple; bolkkamalkka, bonchemanche, bogobwado, bonamana...
  • Motor Mouth: Most, if not all, members has the tendency to become this whenever they’re talking, but the rappers exhibit this in their songs, especially Eunhyuk.
  • One-Letter Title: "U".
  • Power Trio: Sorry, Sorry, Mr. Simple, and BONAMANA are jokingly referred to as "The Holy Trinity" because they all sound similar.
  • Precision F-Strike: A mild version. Some of D&E's songs feature lyrics that use "hell" as an expression ("What the hell is this?" or "Hell yeah").
  • Self-Deprecation: In Charm of Life, Shindong mentions that all of his businesses failed and that he couldn't buy a house for himself.
  • Serenade Your Lover
    • Where lover = TV wife, with Leeteuk (a) calling his We Got Married partner Kang Sora up on stage during his "She" number in Super Show 4 for a "proposal", and (b) allegedly writing a love song for her in their sixth album.
    • Meanwhile, lover = fandom in Super Junior classics Marry U and From U.
  • Signature Song: There's no doubt that Sorry, Sorry paved the way not just for Super Junior, but for Korean Pop Music in the international market.
    • In Korea, besides Sorry, Sorry, Super Junior's signature songs are Rokkugo and U.
    • In China, BONAMANA is more popular than Sorry, Sorry.
  • Singer Name Drop: Appears in some of the songs (such as Mr. Simple and SUPERMAN).
    • SUPERMAN has "dodaeche nugureul chatneun geoya? naega Shindong!" (Who the hell are you looking for? I am Shindong!)
    • MAMACITA gives us the following with wordplay based on the members' names.
    kanginhage jikyeoon uriyo! - "We protected ourselves strongly!"
    donghae yeoksi geureoke malhaeyo! - "Donghae says that, too!"
    i teukbyeolhameul da gajin uriyo! - "We all have this special trait!"
    siwonseure haegyeoreul bwannayo? - "Did you see a cool solution?"
    • Eunhyuk wrote the rap part in Alright while incorporating the members' names.
    sesangeun uribogo teukihada hae we don’t care hihihi cheoleopsi gureodo all right (Leeteuk, Heechul)
    jeo nopeun san wiye sunggongi boyeo kanginhage georeogaja (Yesung, Kangin)
    i eoduun bami jinagoseo nun busin dongi teumyeon (Shindong)
    jeongsangeseo goeseok! miniminimanimo Eunhyukineun badaro idonghae siwonhae (Sungmin, Eunhyuk, Donghae, Siwon)
    deo isang mon gidaryeo ukageseo jeo meolli tteonajagyu! (Ryeowook, Kyuhyun)
    • Oppa, Oppa starts with Donghae introducing himself in English, and in the middle part (music video version only):
    When I say Donghae you say oppa!
    When I say Eunhyuk you say oppa!
    When I say suju you say oppa!
  • Translated Cover Version: Most of their title songs (including the sub-units) have either Japanese versions or Chinese versions (or both).
  • Through His Stomach: The main theme of Suju-H's Cooking? Cooking!.
  • Truck Driver's Gear Change: Happens often in their ballads, always involving KRY. Especially Yesung.
    Music Video Tropes 
  • Adaptation Expansion: The drama versions of the music videos expound the storyline present in the original music video.
  • Animated Music Video: Super Duper. D&E has Circus.
  • The Cameo:
    • They made many appearances in other artists' videos. Kibum was in The Grace's My Everything, Siwon was in Girls' Generation's Hoot, and so on.
    • Some D&E music videos feature the other members: Shindong and Sungmin appear in Oppa, Oppa, Leeteuk appears in Saturday Night, and Siwon appears in MOTORCYCLE.
    • On the other hand, some of their MVs had guests: Girls' Generation's Yoona was in U and Marry U predebut, Jessica was in Super Girl, Girls' Generation's Sunny was in Cooking? Cooking! and f(x)'s Victoria was in Suju-M's U before f(x) made their debut.
  • Celebrity Resemblance: Killagramz and Nucksal appeared in Charm of Life for Shindong and Heechul, respectively.
  • Concept Video: D&E's If You is a smartphone concept video
  • Concert Kiss: So far, Heechul has kissed Jungmoo, Siwon and Sungmin during his "Crazy" cover in Super Show II.
    • Sungmin gets every opportunity he has on TV to remind Heechul of this.
    From Intimate Note:
    Sungmin: Heechul hyung. About that time when we kissed.
    Heechul: You're bringing this up again?!
    Sungmin: I did it, right? Then why do you still hate me? LOL
    Sungmin: In the end he said I did it better!!
    Heechul: That already sounds weird!!
  • Cool Bike:
    • Donghae in the Devil MV.
    • Also featured in D&E's MOTORCYCLE.
  • Darker and Edgier:
    • The MV for their song Don't Don was essentially this, being edgier with bad-boy outfits and rockier music.
    • The BONAMANA MV was just a Darker and Edgier version of the Sorry, Sorry MV.
    • Like above, A-Cha was a darker version of Mr. Simple.
    • The aesthetic difference between ''Sexy, Free & Single'' and ''SPY'' might not be noticeable at first, but consider the lyrical content and the bloody special effects in the latter.
    • The differences between MAMACITA and Devil are also noticeable. While MAMACITA is a comedy western, goofy and upbeat, Devil is a thriller of the devil in disguise, more sleek and serious.
  • Gratuitous English: SM Entertainment had to reupload the music video for Super Duper because the boys were comming hard.
  • Hotter and Sexier: Comparing Lo Siento (and to a lesser extent, Devil) to previous releases.
    • D&E's Hot Babe features an animation of a woman's lower body (only wearing panties). Compare it to the previously released single Can I Stay...
    • And in the "STYLE" album, Hot Babe is immediately followed by Take it Slow.
  • Lyric Video: D&E's Can I Stay... and Hot Babe.
  • Performance Video:
    • One Love features the performance at Super Show.
    • SUPERMAN includes video clips from the live performance.
    • The official music video for Oppa, Oppa features D&E's performance during Super Show 4.
  • Pelvic Thrust: Their choreography includes a lot of these, because the move became popular with their fans the first time they tried it.
  • Stop Motion: D&E's LOSE IT featured toy models of Donghae and Eunhyuk in their Oppa, Oppa outfits.
  • Took a Level in Badass: How they all appeared in the Darker and Edgier Don't Don MV, especially Kyuhyun who had just recovered from a major accident months prior.
  • The Wild West: Depicted in the MAMACITA music videos.

Tropes found in the movie:

    Attack on the Pin Up Boys

On Valentine's Day, someone tossed a bag of feces to a school flower boy Sungmin. After this, on the 14th day of every month, the same attack happened at different high schools, victimizing basketball player Hankyung and rock star Yesung. However, all boys experienced some sort of popularity after being attacked, leading to other boys wanting to be attacked as well. Kibum predicts that the next attack will hit his high school, Neulparan High School, and sets off to investigate the cause of the attacks. The problem is that Neulparan High School doesn't have just one, but three pretty boy candidates: Siwon, president of the student body; Heechul, president of the dance club; and Kangin, the captain of the Judo Team. Who will be attacked?

The first film produced by SM Pictures, Attack on the Pin-Up Boys (Korean: 꽃미남 연쇄 테러사건; literally Flower Boys' Series of Terror Events), is a South Korean high school mystery/comedy film released in 2007. The film stars every member of Super Junior, except Kyuhyun due to sustaining injuries from a car accident.

The show provides examples of:

  • Absurdly Powerful Student Council: Literally. Siwon and Ryeowook have telekinesis. Ryeowook is still learning, thought.
  • Affectionate Parody: Their movie "Attack on the Pin-Up Boys" was a parody of the idol culture, obsessions with passing fads, and the life of a teenager set in a High School AU. The second half of the film dips into Deconstructive Parody territory though as it becomes more introspective than the first half.
  • Attack Backfire:
    • Turns out the attacks with shit bags made the targets even more popular than before, and that's the reason Siwon, Heechul and Kangin are trying to get attacked as well.
    • After Donghae discovers this and confronts Kibum, he expresses how annoying it turned when the attack backfired, so for the last attack, they make Donghae popular. Donghae later states being famous is annoying as well.
  • Attention Whore: Since they all are driven by It's All About Me motivation, Heechul is the one who exhibits this more than the others.
  • The Cameo:
    • Henry appears as one of Donghae and Kibum's classmates and as a background dancer for the music video.
    • Yuri appears as a ballerina.
    • Key appears as a background dancer for the music video.
    • Suho is part of the Flower Boy Band.
  • Celebrity Paradox: Rokkugo is being played at a restaurant.
  • Chick Magnet:
    • Sungmin, Hangeng and Yesung had hordes of fangirls behind them all the time. The groups increased after their attacks.
    • Heechul also has control over the ballet club, who let his dance crew practice at their space.
  • The Cutie: First victim Sungmin, to the point where he's covered in St. Valentine's candy just opening his locker and a fangirl gives him a dolfie (And those dolls are EXPENSIVE).
  • Freudian Trio: In the two small clubs of the school
    • Dance Club:
      • ID: Heechul
      • Ego: Shindong
      • Super Ego: Donghae
    • Judo Club:
      • ID: Kangin
      • Ego: Eunhyuk
      • Super Ego: Panda
    • The "Shit-candidates":
      • ID: Heechul
      • Ego: Kangin
      • Super Ego: Siwon
  • It's All About Me: Why the self-centered Heechul, Kangin and Siwon try to draw the attacker's attention.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Donghae plays along as a comic foil for the detective main character Kibum. Donghae is who solves the mystery first.
  • Ordinary High-School Student: Invoked by Kibum, who opens the movie with this exposition speech.
  • Red Herring: The viewer is led to believe Kibum is suspecting Donghae to be the culprit, since Donghae sneaked out of the detention day when Siwon was attacked.
  • The Reveal: Subverted with The Panda. The ending song reveals Leeteuk was the Panda. As a Trivia, Ryeowook was the one playing the Panda during the filming.
  • Series Mascot / Team Pet: The Panda.
  • Sherlock Scan:
    • With only one visit to the place of the crime, Kibum could tell Siwon lied about being attacked.
    • At the same time subverted, since Kibum was the culprit, so there was no way Siwon could have been attacked the day his whole class was on detention at school.
    • Donghae solves the puzzle after a series of details from Kibum. What made it all clear was that Kibum never flushed the toilet when he left the cubicle.
  • The Stoic: Student Council President Siwon. He even struggles to keep calm after a teacher shakes his hands... seconds after he was massaging his own feet.
  • Those Two Guys: Eunhyuk and the panda for the judo club, and Donghae and Shindong for the dance club.
  • Unreliable Narrator: Kibum is the Hero investigating the attacker's pattern and doing so terribly, later turns out he was the culprit.

Tropes found in the variety shows:

    Super Junior Full House
Broadcast in 2006, Super Junior Full House is a reality show presenting the comedic experiences between the members of Super Junior and two female international students Anya and Eva, who did a homestay with the group for a month. The show focused on the Super Junior members learning English and the foreign students learning Korean language and culture.

The show mainly features Heechul, Eunhyuk, Hankyung, Kangin, Donghae, Siwon, and Kibum, though everyone appears in the show (except for Henry and Zhoumi, who were still trainees at the time).

The show provides examples of:

  • Affectionate Nickname: Eunhyuk gets called "Teacher Eunhyuk".
  • Affectionate Parody: The members reenact the famous scene from Titanic.
  • Animal Motifs: Kangin gets called as a raccoon, Eunhyuk as a monkey, and Anya as a crocodile.
  • Aerith and Bob: Comparing the members' names to Anya and Eva.
  • Attractive Bent-Gender: Heechul for the Super Titanic skit.
  • Big Brother Bully: Heechul and Kangin, but especially Kangin.
  • The Cameo: The show mainly features members Heechul, Eunhyuk, Hankyung, Kangin, Donghae, Siwon, and Kibum. Other members appear in the background or come with them at certain situations (Sungmin during the martial arts lessons, Leeteuk in the English Village tour).
  • Candid Camera Prank:
    • The members pretended that Kibum was angry just to prank Hankyung. Hankyung then pranks them back, making everyone think that he's angry at Eunhyuk.
    • During Heechul's birthday, Kangin (who wasn't present for the above camera prank) plans a prank for Heechul, but it backfires because Heechul realizes that it was a prank.
  • Catchphrase: Let's learn English! What is this? game that they always play.
  • Celebrity Resemblance: Donghae pokes fun at Anya's resemblance to Nicolas Cage.
  • Cool Big Bro: The members to Anya and Eva, especially Siwon, but they turn out to be bullies most of the time.
  • Cute Bruiser: Sungmin in the martial arts lesson.
  • The Cutie: Donghae.
  • Fun with Foreign Languages: The main point of the show is for the girls to learn Korean and the boys to learn English.
    • During Heechul's birthday, the birthday song was sung in four languages (Russian, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean).
  • Funny Foreigner: Anya and Eva, but in extension, Hankyung, who is referred to as the third homestay guest.
  • Gratuitous English: A lot of them, since the show aims for language learning.
    • Eunhyuk's I collect cars!
    • Heechul's English vocabulary.
    Everyone: You can't say these words: touch me, yo, man, and baby.
  • Gratuitous Japanese: The boys use it at times to tease Eva.
  • Happily Married: Eva eventually married a Korean man and settled in South Korea.
  • Like Brother and Sister: The dynamic that developed among the cast.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: Heechul.
  • Meaningful Name: Eva's real name "Sachiko" ("Haengja" in Korean) means "happy child".
  • Multiethnic Name: Eva's full name is Eva Sachiko Popiel.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: One of the English lessons the boys received was about personal space, which they make a joke out of.
  • Older Than They Look: Heechul tells a foreign woman that she looks 18 just so that he could get her number.
  • Power Trio: The hot-blooded trio Heechul, Kangin, and Eunhyuk.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Heechul's birthday gifts are all in pink.
  • Set Behind the Scenes: The viewers get to see what happened during the moment when Super Junior won their first award with U.
  • Spell My Name with an S: Anya's name sometimes gets translated as "Anna".
  • Supporting Leader: Leeteuk doesn't appear much, so Heechul takes over as the oldest.

     Super Junior Mini Drama
Super Junior Mini Drama is a variety game show hosted by Super Junior. The premise of the show was to let the members write, produce, and star in their own mini drama series. Before each drama episode is filmed, the members will play games to determine which of two teams, Prince Team or Pearl Blue Team, they will be part of. The winning team gets a bonus feature for their drama while the losing team gets a punishment/something embarrassing to add to their drama. Their performances are judged and rated online, and at the end of the series, whichever team gets the most points receives a vacation to Japan.

The show ran for five episodes, with six drama episodes produced based on three different themes:

  • Horror
    • 11:04 PM (Sungmin, Kyuhyun, Shindong, Yesung, Leeteuk, cameo by Siwon)
    • The School Gang (Eunhyuk, Donghae, Kangin, Ryeowook, cameo by Kibum)
  • Dangerous Friendship
    • Roommate (Shindong, Yesung, Sungmin, Ryeowook, Kyuhyun, cameo by Kibum)
    • Happy Together (Eunhyuk, Donghae, Leeteuk, Kangin, cameo by Siwon)
  • First Love
    • Last Concert (Kyuhyun, Ryeowook, Sungmin, Shindong, Yesung, cameo by Kibum)
    • Love Game (Leeteuk, Kangin, Donghae, Eunhyuk, cameo by Siwon)

The show provides examples of:

  • The Bet: Leeteuk, Eunhyuk, Siwon, and Donghae bet on whether Kangin would kiss Leeteuk on the forehead or not. Leeteuk wins.
  • The Bully:
    • Eunhyuk, Donghae, and Ryeowook in The School Gang.
    • Kyuhyun in Last Concert.
  • The Cameo:
    • Heechul, Siwon, and Kibum only appear in cameos.
    • Song Hyekyo, Solbi, Danji, and Gilgun also appear as cameos.
  • The Casanova: A girl version with Gilgun, who dated Leeteuk, Kangin, Donghae, Eunhyuk, and Siwon in Love Game.
  • Character Tics: Important in Roommate, as Sungmin notices that Kyuhyun has the same habits as Hyekyo.
  • Cool Car: The prize for the game in Dangerous Friendship is to ride in a convertible.
  • Doppelgänger Dating: The plot for Roommate, as mentioned above.
  • First Love: The theme for the third episode.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Kyuhyun in Roommate, who was jealous of Sungmin's relationship with Hyekyo.
  • Hilarious Outtakes: The fourth episode features the funny moments during the drama filming.
  • Horror Films: The theme for the first episode.
  • If I Can't Have You…: Kyuhyun in Roommate kills Hyekyo because he was jealous of Sungmin, and later kills Sungmin as well.
  • Love at First Sight: Kyuhyun to Solbi in Last Concert.
  • Meaningful Name: Last Concert may not make sense at first, but it is named as such because Kyuhyun holds one last concert for Solbi, who is dying of cancer.
  • Queer Romance: Tackled in Dangerous Friendship.
  • Ship Tease: The boys formed couples based on existing ships such as EunHae and KangTeuk, fueling the fangirls even more.
  • Sickeningly Sweethearts:
    • Yesung and Ryeowook in Roommate.
    • Donghae and Eunhyuk in Happy Together.
    • Yesung and Danji in Last Concert.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Kyuhyun in Roommate.
  • Twist Ending:
    • Both entries in Dangerous Friendship:
      • Roommate ends with The Reveal that Kyuhyun planned to kill Sungmin after getting close to him.
      • Happy Together ends with The Reveal that Leeteuk only flirted with Kangin to win a bet.
    • In Last Concert, it turns out that Solbi had terminal cancer.
  • Wall Pin of Love: Between Siwon-Donghae and Kangin-Leeteuk.

    Explorers of the Human Body

Explorers of the Human Body (Korean: 인체탐험대) is a show that ran from 2007-2008, aiming to answer curious questions about the human body, where the Super Junior members perform the answers by doing experiments with their own bodies. Shin Dongyup was chosen to be the lead MC, with the Super Junior members being regulars and co-MCs of the program. It is also the first and currently the only variety show that included every member of Super Junior as regulars. The show succeeded in attracting a wide audience due to its comedic and educational content.

The show provides examples of:

  • Butt-Monkey: While the entire band gets their funny moments, the ones who show it the most are Yesung and Eunhyuk, who are constantly getting humiliated for silly mistakes.
    • Eunhyuk gets constantly mocked for his stinky feet and the length of his toe hairs.
    • Yesung gets laughed at for his small hands, has really bad timing at some of the experiments, and the most memorable moment is during the jumping experiment. At first, he scores an impressive mark of 89 centimeters, but after Sungmin points out that the device should have been attached under his t-shirt, his records keep getting lower, to which other members start mocking him for his initial boasts.
  • Candid Camera Prank:
    • An episode centered around tears required to collect “sadness tears” and compare their salt levels against “induced tears”. To collect them from Eunhyuk and Ryeowook (regarded by the others as the most sensitive from the group), they staged a fake situation where Shindong pretended to leave the group and Kangin sparks a big feud with the possibility of the group disbanding. What sealed the deal was Kyuhyun (who didn't know that it was a hidden camera) expressing his insecurities after his car accident. Right after it’s revealed that it was all a setup for the show, they keep collecting the tears with the vials while Eunhyuk kept crying in relief.
    • During the "laugh" experiment, some of the members were tasked to laugh at random moments while watching a weightlifting tournament to demonstrate that laughter is contagious, while the others remained unaware of the hidden cameras and the dynamic. The experiment works in all the sessions on different levels.
  • Dope Slap: During the tears episode, Yesung volunteers to get tears from sadness, so he tries to say a monologue for his mother while listening to a sad song, but no tears in sight. Dongyup approaches him and asks if he really was thinking about his mother and the song. Ashamed, Yesung admits that he really got hungry when the song mentioned black bean noodles. Dongyup sends him back to the peanut gallery with a slap on the head.
  • The Host: Shin Dongyup hosted every episode, with one of the members being his co-MC.
  • Hot Sauce Drinking: When TVXQ is introduced to the show, Super Junior members try to feed them the peppers from the first episode as a “welcoming ritual”. Jaejoong is the only one unfazed by the Habanero and the Jolokia, even thinking about cooking with them at home. Changmin also took one with a very lowkey reaction.
  • Kiss of Life: Episode 12 was about “Breathing Underwater”, with one team being assigned mouth-to-mouth. After a lot of awkward tries, Eunhyuk and Sungmin succeed because of the trust they had in each other (even Eunhyuk only accepted the air from Sungmin, completely neglecting Kangin)
  • Special Guest: Episodes 9 and 10 feature TVXQ competing in different athletic challenges.
  • Too Spicy for Yog-Sothoth: The first episode involved tasting different peppers, including Korean Chunhyang Pepper, Thai Prik ki nu Pepper, Mexican Habanero Pepper, and Indian Bhut Jolokia Pepper all of them considered the spiciest in the world, leaving most of them with numb mouths and crying.

    SJ Returns & Super TV
After Eunhyuk's discharge from the army, the group filmed SJ Returns (Korean: 슈주 리턴즈), a reality show showcasing their comeback story for their 8th album, which was to be released in 2017. Despite having nine members, the group only filmed and promoted the album with seven members as Kangin was on hiatus after another drunk-driving incident and Sungmin decided to withdraw from promotions (despite appearing in a short clip). Siwon was later removed from promotions as the co-CEO of Hanilkwan died due to contracting sepsis after getting bitten by his family dog.

The popularity of SJ Returns spawned a TV show titled Super TV, a new concept variety show in which different existing entertainment formats are re-created and twisted in Super Junior's own way. The show featured the six remaining members, with Siwon joining them for the show's second season. The first season included formats such as mukbang, quiz show, movie parody, documentary, talk shows, online broadcasts, sports festivals, and others.

The second season of Super TV introduces the concept of Game of Thrones (Korean: 왕좌의 게임), where other idols challenge Super Junior for the title of "Kings of Variety Show Idols" through playing various games that the members and the guests are good at. If the guests win, they receive a Korean beef set. If Super Junior wins for five consecutive episodes, they get to go on an overseas luxury trip.

The second season of SJ Returns featured the concept of an E.L.F. Diner, where the members go around several restaurants to film an eating show. The show also features the preparations made by D&E for their Japan tour.

The third season of SJ Returns follows the members on their individual activities and their preparations for their new album that will be released on the same year, coined as the 999 Project.

The show provides examples of:

  • Affectionate Parody: Super TV is that of variety shows in general, featuring parodies of Korean variety shows such as "We Got Married" and "Problematic Men".
  • Animal Motifs: The members joke that Siwon should join a horse-racing show to promote their comeback album, but as a competitor, with Heechul on his back.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Donghae likes clinging around the older members.
  • Ascended Extra: In the "Problematic Men" episode that centers around Yesung and Eunhyuk, Donghae, who appears with Yesung in the torch-bearing for the Pyeongchang Olympics, also visits Eunhyuk's house after the event.
    Leeteuk: (at the end of the episode) Okay. The verdict is... Donghae is the most problematic guy!
  • Attention Whore: Leeteuk.
  • Bad Liar: The first segment of the second season focuses on discovering whether the guests lied about their special skills or not through verification.
  • Big Eater: Even Eunhyuk and Shindong express their disbelief at the amount of food they needed to finish during "Escape the Restaurant" episodes.
  • The Big Guy: Shindong even jokes about his weight during the dubbing theater game.
    Shindong: Why is this so heavy? Oh, it's hot! Why is this so heavy?
    Eunhyuk: The chair that you're sitting on.
    Shindong: Correct!
  • Birthday Episode: Season 2 Episodes 11 and 12 were filmed on Heechul's birthday, which is also the day of Ryeowook's discharge from the army.
  • Butt-Monkey: Though everyone gets his moments, Yesung is picked on the most. Especially in the first episode of Season 2, where AOA members choose to compete versus him because he seems the easiest to defeat.
    • Season 3 pairs each member with another member who acts as their manager for the day. This provides copious ammunition for the members to pick on Eunhyuk when he is both the manager and the one being managed.
  • Call-Back: Donghae mentions that he's reading "Romeo and Juliet" during the photoshoot for One More Chance. Months later, during a quiz show where their only hint is "Romeo and Juliet":
    Eunhyuk: It's out of the blue, but could the answer be Lee Donghae? Maybe it's "who is the person who's read Romeo and Juliet for three years already?"
  • The Cameo: Most of the SMTown artists appear in the background during their family concert in Tokyo and Dubai, with a few of them getting interviewed by the members (Dong Bang Shin Ki, EXO, Jungmo, Seulgi, and a greeting from the members of NCT).
    • One of the important variety skills is labeled as the Kim Youngchul role.
    • In Season 3, Red Velvet's Wendy appears a few times throughout Shindong's and Manager!Eunhyuk's day.
  • Cannot Talk to Women: Donghae runs away after Cosmic Girls's arrival in the Spring Sports Day episode.
  • Cast Full of Pretty Boys
  • Celebrity Resemblance: Samy mentions that Shindong looks like the Egyptian singer Hamid Al Shairi.
  • Cheaters Never Prosper: Donghae, after sabotaging the older member's attempts to "escape the restaurant", eventually ends up getting the punishment.
  • Cluster Bleep-Bomb: Usually when someone starts swearing, the other members follow, causing this.
  • Cool Big Bro: Yesung's younger brother Jongjin appears in one of the episodes, supporting his brother during his torch relay and brand event.
  • The Cutie: Donghae.
  • A Day in the Limelight:
    • Episode 8's highlight is Leeteuk and Heechul's visit to the counselor.
    • Yesung and Eunhyuk (and Donghae) in episode 10.
    • Yesung in Season 2 Episode 1, where he competes for three (consecutively) out of six games.
    • Ryeowook in Season 2 Episodes 11-12, which focuses his discharge from the army.
  • Drunk Driver: In the opening for SJ Returns, a telephone pole is broken and "Kangin..." is written above it, referencing Kangin's DUI.
  • Fangirl: YDPP's Kwanghyun is a fan of Yesung, while (G)I-DLE's Yuqi is a fan of Ryeowook.
  • The Fashionista: Eunhyuk likes poking fun at Yesung's tendency to be too well-dressed.
  • Fish out of Water: Donghae, like mentioned above. Which becomes funnier during the episode where he gets out of ice water, flopping like a fish, and the caption reads "fish out of water".
  • Foreign Cuss Word: Heechul's "cachondo" (Spanish for "horny").
  • Fortune Teller: Eunhyuk meets up with one for his live broadcast, and is engrossed with the fortune-telling that he forgets his own fans.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: In the last episode of Season 2, Shindong uploads the sticker photo taken by the boys on his Instagram. The screenshot of the post features a fan's comment in broken English:
    I love but i need superjunior back complet kangin and sunming please :'( #elf #ForeverLove #superjunior
  • The Friends Who Never Hang: The main focus of the "We Live Together" episodes: Leeteuk and Heechul, Yesung and Eunhyuk, Shindong and Donghae are forced to spend two days and one night together.
  • Fun with Foreign Languages: The quiz show episodes feature Super Junior versus a group of foreigners, where the quiz is designed to test their abilities in Korean and in deciphering foreign languages.
  • Funny Foreigner: Instead of the foreigners being the funny ones, the Super Junior members are actually the funny ones, trying to understand other languages with their own ways of thinking.
  • Guest-Star Party Member: In the SHINee episode, two members of Super Junior must join the SHI Nee team so that the number of members are equal for each team. After playing the roulette, Heechul and Yesung join SHI Nee.
  • Gosh Dang It to Heck!: During the go-stop game, Donghae says "Ah, shi— what is this?" more than once.
  • Happily Married: In the opening for SJ Returns, two birds flying toward each other with hearts are shown and "Sungmin..." is written above it.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • The HeeTeuk couple's episode features the two of them going to a counselor (Heechul's idea), mainly so that Leeteuk can relieve his stress.
    • Eunhyuk goes to a Korean traditional medicine clinic to get treatment for his body, which is in bad shape due to the years of dancing.
  • Homoerotic Subtext: Invoked by the members during the "We Live Together" episodes, garnering "That's so fake!!!" reactions among the members themselves.
    • There's also the footage of Donghae's visit to Eunhyuk's house, where it's implied that Donghae knows the password to Eunhyuk's house. Heechul remarks that the two look like a couple, and during their go stop game, Leeteuk reacts with "What are you two doing?!" upon seeing them kissing.
  • Hopeless with Tech: Donghae and Eunhyuk, who are fascinated by the new technology which came out while they were in the army.
  • The Host: Of course, Leeteuk.
  • Ho Yay: Between Heechul and KARD's B.M.
  • Improbably Predictable: Siwon, who just discharged from the army, upon seeing the SJ Rules contract:
    Siwon: This is either Leeteuk or Eunhyuk's handwriting? (It's actually Eunhyuk's handwriting)
    Siwon: Be wise in using SNS. No personal emotions. This is referring to Leeteuk. Nothing meaningful. Leeteuk. Nothing showing. This is referring to Yesung. Decrease the usage of hashtags, Yesung. Don't talk about moving. This is about Leeteuk. No complaining, Leeteuk. Delete SNS, Kim Heechul.
    Siwon: Kim Heechul did it too? No one hit him, right? (insert footage of Heechul being hit to sign the contract)
  • Language Barrier: The foreigners in the quiz game episodes start off by introducing and speaking to each other in their own foreign languages, presumably just to tease the members.
    Eunhyuk: You're all people that can speak Korean! You know how to speak it!
    Eunhyuk: The six of you need to speak Korean to understand each other!
    Eunhyuk: (after hearing a conversation between a Chinese and a Thai) They can't even understand each other!
  • The Leader: Emphasis is placed on Leeteuk's role as a leader, making a rule that his final decisions are to be followed without question.
  • Lost in Translation: Some of the puns are hard to understand if one is not a native Korean.
  • Meaningful Name: Donghae breaks an SNS rule (not giving out spoilers) by posting a photo on Instagram at Donghwa Station, where filming for the show was located. His defense is that he took the photo because Donghwa is his brother's name.
  • Mood-Swinger: Yesung, which he attributes to Eunhyuk constantly teasing him.
  • Narcissist: The members discover that Donghae wrote himself a thank you message in the "Thanks to" part of their debut album.
    19-year-old Donghae: Donghae-ya, always smile and be considerate of others. Live life thinking that it's okay to lose some. Take care, I love you.
  • Not a Morning Person: Eunhyuk is shown to wake up at 12 noon during a day without any schedules, but because he slept at 3 in the morning the previous night after watching TV.
  • Otaku: During the live broadcast episode, Yesung shows his love for basketball and Heechul shows off his gaming.
  • Overly Long Name: In Season 2 Episode 9, the Speed King game consists of the writers having to write their opposite team members' names on the white board, and if a name stays for 3 seconds, the person with the name is eliminated from the game. Since Nancy's real name is long (Nancy Jewel Mc Donie), Super Junior retaliates with their members Shindongguridongdongdongdongdongdongdong, Lee Hyuk Jerry Jerry Bbiri Bbiri Bbiri Bbara Bbara Bbong, Kim Heechul Chullie Chullie Chullie DJ Shinchulgwa Hamkkehaneun Jeulgeoun Radio Party Let's Go!note , Choi Si Wonsungi's butt is red, if it's red it's an apple, apples are delicious, if it's delicious it's a banana, bananas are long, if it's long, it's a trainnote , Kim Jongwoon Dijillage Eobsneun Saram In Jul Arassneunde Algobonikka Jeongmal Jaesu Joheun Saram Inenote , Lee Donggu Bakk Gwasuwon Gil Acacia Kkochi Hwaljjak Pyeossnenote , and Park Jungsoo Geudae Pume Jamdeuleosseumyeonnote .
  • Picky Eater:
    • Shindong's dislike for pizza and noodles is a disadvantage during the "Escape the Restaurant" episodes.
    • To celebrate Ryeowook's discharge from the army, the members order all the food that they thought he would like. These food included raw fish, which Shindong and Eunhyuk dislike. While Shindong could eat other dishes such as grilled mackerel, Eunhyuk was only limited to eating the side dishes, so he ordered seafood ramen.
  • Pinky Swear: Donghae makes Eunhyuk and Shindong pinky promise that they won't pour ice water all over his face. Unfortunately for him, Shindong doesn't keep pinky promises.
  • Put on a Bus:
    • Due to the scandal, most of Siwon's footage were cut out in SJ Returns and he does not appear in Super TV's first season. However, he is the member most featured in the paid video "SJ returns PLAY the unreleased video clips" and is set to join them on the second season.
    • One of the clips in "SJ Returns PLAY the unreleased video clips" shows Kyuhyun's farewell party, since he was set to join the army. The members tell him that they'll keep SJ Returns running until he is discharged so that he could join the program.
    • Kangin doesn't join the group to reflect on his DUI incident.
    • Sungmin decides to withdraw from the promotions due to backlash from fans following his marriage, but he appears in Kyuhyun's segment during "SJ returns PLAY the unreleased video clips". He also appears in a short clip in Season 2 episode 11, showcasing his, Eunhyuk's, and Shindong's "Sorry, Sorry" performance when they were in the army.
    • Since Super Junior M isn't highlighted in this comeback, Zhoumi and Henry don't appear. Henry only appears in the background for SMTOWN Tokyo and SMTOWN Dubai, and his song I'm good is sung by Shindong and Donghae at one point.
  • Read the Fine Print:
    • After Siwon signs the SJ Rules contract, the other members joke about Siwon not reading the back side of the paper. Siwon quickly rereads the contract, discovering that the members were only joking. Eunhyuk regrets not writing on the back page.
    • The contract for "We Live Together" actually has another rule printed in small letters in the page's border: the members have to pay 10,000 won each time they break a rule. All of the members are amazed by the production team's work.
  • Rigged Contest: During Sport's Day, Eunhyuk and Siwon decide to compete. Whoever falls into the water will promote the album and cheer three times, alongside the members who bet on them winning. They later decide that if they both don't fall into the water, Donghae, who doesn't want to play, will ride alone. Eunhyuk and Siwon succeed, but it's later revealed that Leeteuk suggested slowing down the boat so that it would be sure that Donghae goes in the water.
  • Running Gag:
    • Everyone asking Leeteuk to stop talking in broadcast tone and just speak normally.
    • "You know what that's called?" "Being an attention seeker!"
    • "Is it alright if I swear while filming?"
    • Yesung's swearing, which causes the other members to imitate him and swear back.
    • "Hyung, aren't you wearing too much accessories?"
    • Providing a nametag for Donghae so that people will know him.
    • Donghae suddenly talking as if he was on the phone.
    • Donghae and Eunhyuk being fascinated by the new technology which came out while they were in the army.
    • "I can't do D&E anymore!" and "This is why being in D&E is so hard!" whenever one of them does something inappropriate.
    • Getting a warning for anything that they do or say, which even includes the staff members and the van driver.
    • Yesung (and to a lesser extent, Donghae) being chosen as opponents due to being the "weakest" members of the team.
    • Donghae acting like a gangster towards the groups who appear in Season 2.
  • Secret Test of Character: Each of the members are given a bill of money at different times (except for Leeteuk and Donghae, who were together), with the pretense that the staff picked up money that the member must have dropped somewhere.
    • Yesung, after wondering if he dropped the money, casually places it in his pocket.
    • Eunhyuk picks up the money, looks around, and keeps it for himself.
    • Heechul doesn't even give any reply, he just stuffs the money in his pocket.
    • Shindong insists it isn't his money and tells the staff member to keep it for herself instead.
    • Leeteuk checks if it is his money while Donghae places it in his pocket.
    Leeteuk: You know what's the worst? I told him, "Hey, Donghae, since the staff member picked it up, just give it to her." [but he said] "Nope~"
    Shindong: You're screwed.
    Eunhyuk: You're finished!
    Shindong: Lee Donghae, you're done for, your real personality is coming out!
  • Sdrawkcab Speech: Invoked with the "Rokkugo Game" in Season 2.
  • Show Within a Show: One episode featured the members doing their own individual broadcasts on Instagram Live.
    • Also within SJ Returns and Super TV, there's Heechul TV, Yesung TV, Shindong TV, Eunhyuk TV, and Donghae TV, where aforementioned members film themselves.
  • Stage Names: One of the show suggestions was to create a "King of Masked Singer" parody where singers who used stage names could sing using their real names. It's immediately lampshaded that four out of seven active members of the group use stage names (Leeteuk, Yesung, Shindong, Eunhyuk).
  • Special Guest:
    • Food blogger Banzz was featured in Super TV Episode 2.
    • Episodes 3-4 featured Zhang Yuan, Samy Rashad, Lucky Abhishek Gupta, Tatchara Longprasert, Christian Burgos, and Fabien Yoon, foreigners who are living in Korea.
    • Episodes 5-6 are narrated by Kim Saengmin and features a girl named Kim Jiyoon as the main female lead.
    • CLC, WJSN (Cosmic Girls), Gugudan, Weki Meki, and Fromis 9 appear in the 11th and 12th episode.
    • Season 2's format is to invite guests each episode: AOA, Lovelyz, SHINee, Oh My Girl, Weki Meki, (G)I-DLE, KARD, YDPP, Momoland, and Red Velvet.
  • Sweet Tooth: While the other members dislike the idea of eating cheesecake, Siwon, with a smile, cooly says that he likes it, bringing relief to his team members.
  • Symbol Swearing: Things like shoes and beer are shown coming out from the members' mouths whenever they are swearing.
  • Tender Tears:
    • Yesung, who cries while telling the members about his difficulties with promoting as a solo singer.
    • Donghae, who cries while playing an arcade basketball game with Shindong and tears up during a performance with Cosmic Girls.
    • Yesung and Donghae compete against AOA's Mina to see who can cry the fastest.
  • The Bus Came Back: Siwon returns as a regular cast member for Super TV season 2.
    • Donghae jokes that they should bring back the members one at a time for each season of Super TV (ex. Ryeowook for season 3). Ryeowook does join in the last two episodes of the same season and will join in Season 3.
  • Translate the Loanwords, Too: During the quiz game, big hints to foreign questions are untranslatable proper nouns such as Pororo, Harry Potter, and Romeo and Juliet.

Alternative Title(s): Attack On The Pin Up Boys, SJ Returns, Super TV, Super Junior Full House, Super Junior Mini Drama, Explorers Of The Human Body, Super Junior M, Super Junior T, Super Junior H, Super Junior Happy, Super Junior KRY, Super Junior Dn E