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TOMORROW X TOGETHER (pronounced Tomorrow by Together) or TXT is a South-Korean boy-band that debuted under BigHit Entertainment on 4 March 2019, nearly 6 years after BTS, with the mini-album The Dream Chapter: Star. The group consists of five members: Soobin, Yeonjun, Beomgyu, Taehyun and Hueningkai.

TXT's style takes a more whimsical approach than both their label-mates and most Korean boy groups, fully embracing their youthfulness and incorporating fairy tale and fantasy elements into their work. This is seen both in their music - with references to things from orangeade to Harry Potter and a playful, nostalgic, and sometimes sentimental pop sound -, and their concept and music videos - which take a fairytale-esque way of storytelling. However, both their sound and music videos can sometimes take a surprisingly dark turn.

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With the release of the "Nap of a Star" music video, TXT has started its own musical narrative universe, the TXT Universe or TU (stylized as +U) renamed the Star Seekers.

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     Members 
Note: Other than Soobin being the leader, none of the members have official positions within the group.

  • Soobin (Choi Soobin, born 5 December 2000) - Leader, vocalist, rapper
  • Yeonjun (Choi Yeonjun, born 13 September 1999) - Main Rapper, dancer, vocalist
  • Beomgyu (Choi Beomgyu, born 13 March 2001) - Vocalist, dancer
  • Taehyun (Kang Taehyun, born 5 February 2002) - Vocalist
  • Hueningkai (Kai Kamal Huening, born 14 August 2002) - Main vocalist, maknae

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     Band and Member Tropes 
  • Animal Motif: Soobin and bunnies. Enforced by BigHit; while the other members held cat or dog breeds for "Cat & Dog" concept photos, Soobin was given a bunny.
    • Continued in fan-shorthand, Yeonjun is represented by a (fennec) fox, Beomgyu is a bear and Taehyun is a squirrel. Kai gets penguins, dolphins or unicorns.
  • Big Anime Eyes: Taehyun has abnormally large, wide eyes.
  • Big Brother Worship: Though not technically related, Kai and Soobin. Kai will follow Soobin around and constantly touches his belly because it is soft.
    • Even when they became artists themselves, it's very clear that they are still a big fan of their "big brother" group, BTS, whom they looked up to very much.
    • Beomgyu seems to be somewhere between this and Annoying Younger Sibling to Yeonjun. He sometimes mimics Yeonjun's responses to questions and sometimes just in general. A Running Gag is him doing Yeonjun's rap verses in the most nasal voice possible.
  • Big Eater: Soobin, who admitted that he's not good at dieting. Yeonjun is also one, to a lesser degree.
  • Big Little Brother: Kai is the youngest and the second-tallest member.
    • They are this to BTS; almost all of them are taller than every member of BTS, save Namjoon.
  • But Not Too Foreign: Kai is half Korean, half German, has Scottish and Polish blood from his father's side, who was born in Brazil, lived in the US and later became a local celebrity after moving to China.
  • Cute Bruiser: Downplayed in that he's not THAT small but Taehyun is the shortest member at 177 cm, is known for his big eyes, loves the gym and takes boxing lessons.
    • He also, on occasion, practices wrestling moves on the other members. Beomgyu is a frequent target.
  • Cute, but Cacophonic: Kai, with his occasional dolphin-like shrieks. Also Beomgyu, to a lesser extent.
    • Taehyun screams like this if he's surprised.
  • Family Business: Kai's elder sister is Lea, an ex-member of VIVA, and his dad is also in the entertainment industry. His younger sister, Bahiyyih, is currently in Kep1er.
  • Fan Community Nickname: MOA, "Moments of Alwayness". It also means "gather" in Korean.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Beomgyu is shy but naturally friendly, the moodmaker of the group and school, to a point that everyone in school wants to be friends with him.
  • Gentle Giant: Soobin is the tallest member, and is shy and somewhat soft-spoken.
  • Jack-of-All-Trades: Yeonjun had the highest ranking in all categories when he was a trainee.
  • Keet: Beomgyu and Kai are known for being adorably chipper, hammy and loud.
  • The Knights Who Say "Squee!": Soobin is known for being a big fan of Bebe Rexha.
    • Taehyun is a fan of SHINee and Taemin in particular. The Music Bank Interview between him, Soobin and Taemin must be seen to be believed.
  • Large and in Charge: Soobin is the tallest member and is the leader.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Kai. His favorite thing is rubbing the other member's bellies, whether they like it or not. This is especially true with Soobin, who calls Kai his "gum" because Kai sticks to him so much.
  • Odd Name Out: Hueningkai is the only non-Korean name.
  • Proud Beauty: Whenever they are asked who is the cutest or most attractive member, Kai will always say that it's him and thank the members for picking him even though they have done no such thing.
  • Reluctant Ruler: Soobin initially rejected being leader of the group, as he did not think he would be good at it.
  • Rubber Man: Soobin's cheek and neck skin are very stretchy.
  • She's Got Legs: Yeonjun is known for having legs that are 109 cm longnote  and his clothes often highlight this feature.
  • Stage Names: Kai is referred to as Hueningkai.
  • Surprisingly Good English: Kai, naturally.
    • Yeonjun went to elementary school in the United States and has a better accent than even Kai.
    • Taehyun can speak English, and even taught others in an educational TV show when he was a kid.
  • Trade Mark Favorite Food: Soobin loves bread. Taehyun loves cheese tteokbokki (stir-fried spicy rice cakes).
  • Vocal Dissonance: Soobin's voice is very deep for his cute appearance.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: During "Run Away," Yeonjun has bright blue hair.
    • During the promotions and music videos for The Dream Chapter: Eternity, Yeonjun had ombre blond hair, Soobin had light purple hair and Taehyun had bright red hair. Which Beomgyu once pointed out during a vlive. Loudly. Several times.
    • During Blue Hour, Soobin has light blue hair, Yeonjun has pink hair and Taehyun is blond.

     Music and Music Video Tropes 
  • All Just a Dream: The ending of the video for "0X1=LOVESONG (I Know I Love You)" has Yeonjun waking up alone.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: The TU (as explained in the intro to their debut stage and shown in the "Nap of a Star" music video) in the Star Chapter tells the story about a boy who suddenly wakes up with horns on his head, which causes him to be shunned by other people.
  • Alone in a Crowd: A theme of the Dream Chapter:Eternity is how the boys seem to be drifting apart and keeping secrets from each other.
My friends don't understand me...
  • Color Motif: Green and blue/purple seems to be associated with the monster stalking the boys. They're also the colors associated with the Eternity Chapter.
  • Completely Different Title: All their title tracks so far:
    • "Crown" has a korean title of "어느날 머리에서 뿔이 자랐다," meaning "One day horns grew on my head."
    • "Run Away" has a korean title of "'9와 4분의 3 승강장에서 너를 기다려," meaning "Waiting for you at Platform 9¾."
    • "Can't You See Me" has a Korean title of "세계가 불타버린 밤, 우린...," meaning "The Night The World Burned, We..."
    • "Blue Hour" has a Korean title of "5 시 53 분의 하늘 에서 발견한 너와 나," meaning "I Found You And Me In The Sky At 5:53."
  • Darker and Edgier: The "Nap of a Star" MV is very dark (figuratively and literally) compared to the previous ones, and even has blood at one point.
    • This seems to be a theme of the +U, since this is also the case for "Magic Island", where the boys accidentally cause a fire in the forest, ending on an ambiguous note.
    • "Eternally" is this both in its song and music video. The song abruptly alternates between a quiet pop ballad section and a fast paced, ominous section with darker beats. The music video is a full 19-minute short film that follows from "Magic Island" and is full with surreal Mind Screw elements and dark imagery, including domestic abuse, the apocalypse, a Multiverse (which includes one featuring the members as we know them in real life), and a dead Yeonjun (which a Yeonjun from an Alternate Universe sees).
  • Elemental Motifs: FIRE, which seems to be specifically associated with Yeonjun. Almost to the point of Running Gag.
    • He carried a flaming skull on a stick while trying to navigate the forest in "Nap of a Star."
    • Yeonjun starts the campfire in "Magic Island." He's also the first to notice the forest fire.
    • He somehow manages to start two fires in "Run Away," the first of which was in the school which he and the others escape from by jumping in the pool. The second is the doorway found after they go through the trapdoor found in the bottom of the school pool.
    • It's heavily implied that the house fire in "Can't You See Me" is his fault from baking.
    • Beomgyu accidentally sets Yeonjun's family's car on fire in "0X1=LOVESONG (I Know I Love You)" after throwing a lighter at it.
  • Food Fight: In "Can't You See Me," using tomatoes and strawberries. The stains and splatters are very interesting...
  • Living Emotional Crutch: Explored through 0X1=LOVESONG (I Know I Love You) in The Chaos Chapter: FREEZE and continued in LO$ER=LO♡ER in The Chaos Chapter: FIGHT OR ESCAPE.
  • Long Title: At least once per album for the Korean titles:
    • The Dream Chapter: Star:"Crown," aka "One day horns grew on my head."
    • The Dream Chapter: Magic: "Run Away," aka "Waiting for you at Platform 9¾" and "Can't We Just Leave The Monster Alive?".
    • The Dream Chapter: Eternity:"Can't You See Me?" aka "The night the world burned, we…"
    • minisode1: Blue Hour: "Blue Hour" aka "You and I found each other in the sky at 5:53"
    • The Chaos Chapter: FREEZE: "0X1=LOVESONG (I Know I Love You) "
  • Lucky Charms Title: LO$ER=LO♡ER, with the dollar sign forming the 'S' in "Loser" and the heart forming the 'V' in "Lover." Lampshaded in the song.
  • Never Trust a Trailer: The teasers for "Angel or Devil's" music video were cute and in full color. The actual MV is in mostly black and white, with the cuteness being more downplayed.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: In the "Magic Island" music video, the boys set a campfire in the middle of the woods and play with fireworks, accidentally causing a fire.
  • Pastiche: The "Nap of a Star" music video is done In the Style of... silent films, specifically borrowing the aesthetics of Georges Méliès' A Trip to the Moon.
  • Pop-Up Texting: In "Magic Island," the boy's text conversation is displayed on the screen.
  • Portal Door: In "Run Away," the boys escape to the other reality using a trapdoor on the bottom of the pool.
  • Silent Movie: The "Nap of a Star" music video.
  • Undercrank: Used for effect in "Can't You See Me" to drive home the isolation several of the boys feel.
  • Unusual Ears: Soobin has large, pointy, elf-like ears in the "Nap of a Star" MV.
  • You Are Not Alone: The TU (as seen in the "Nap of a Star" music video) tells the story of a boy (played by Yeonjun) who suddenly wakes up with horns on his head. In fear, he hides away in the forest and desperately tries to pull off his horns... but then meets another boy with wings (played by Kai), who compliments his horns, and has other friends who also have unusual traits. They all become friends.
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