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TWICE (Hangul: 트와이스) is a South Korean Girl Group formed by JYP Entertainment in 2015. They debuted through the reality show Sixteen, where sixteen girls competed against each other to decide who would be the ones to debut in a long-planned project of the agency. Eventually, nine winners – seven who won outright, plus one each based on audience votes and JYP's personal recommendation – were chosen and became members of the group. Of the members, five of them are Korean (Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Jihyo, Dahyun, and Chaeyoung), three are Japanese (Momo, Sana, Mina) and one is Taiwanese (Tzuyu).

The group debuted on October 20, 2015 with the EP The Story Begins and it was a massive success. The title track "Like Ooh-Ahh" broke records for K-pop debuts, and the girls landed numerous endorsements, claimed to be enough to maintain JYPE as a company for 10 years. Record-breaking trends continued with their second EP Page Two, which also landed the group their first music show wins.

During promotion of Page Two, Taiwanese member Tzuyu was caught in a political proxy war between China and Taiwan which made international news. She got backlash for waving Taiwan's flag in a Korean TV show, forcing her to make a video apology. Reactions to this were extreme, from likely influencing the Taiwanese elections already scheduled for that period in favor of the pro-independence party, to the Chinese government censoring searches for the controversy in order to defend her.

In June 2017, Twice officially debuted in Japan, with their first Japanese-language EP #TWICE – adaptations of their first 5 Korean title songs (coupled with the Korean originals) – being certified Platinum, and made their first live appearance in Tokyo that July. They later followed this up with Japan-only singles and albums, technically also making them a J-Pop group. While Twice usually perform their Japanese songs only in Japan, they sang some of the most popular ones ("Doughnut" and "Celebrate" for example) for western audiences during the Ready To Be world tour.

The group's mainstream success in Korea during their early years led to Twice being rather controversially dubbed The Nation's Girl Group, the title once held by Girls' Generation. Less controversially, Twice is the best selling current girl group in Kpop, with not only mega-hit singles but also selling more albums than every other girl group in Kpop combined in 2017.

In November 2022, they became the first Korean girl-group to sell 10 million albums domestically. Two months earlier, they cemented their status as household names among American K-pop fans by becoming the first Korean girl-group to have had three albums make Billboard's Top 10, two of those in the Top 3, while "The Feels" became their first song to earn Gold certification by the RIAA.

Twice made their first international appearance at KCON-LA in July 2016, along with several other groups including BTS and Girls' Generation. They embarked upon their first international headline tour in early 2017. Twicelights, their 3rd international tour, included their first headline shows in the West (specifically the USA and Mexico City). Their early 2022 North American tour was successful enough to be followed by two more sold-out "Encore" shows at the Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles – the first time any Korean Girl Group had played, much less sold out, a stadium show in the USA. A couple days later, Twice performed on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, marking their first in-person appearance on an American TV show (earlier performances were remote due to the pandemic).

In May 2022, JYPE, through Twice's social media channels, announced they would release Nayeon's first solo EP – a Self-Titled Album – the next month, marking the first commercial solo music release for any of the members. On July 12th 2022, JYPE formally announced that all nine members had renewed their contracts, making Twice the agency's first girl-group to break the so-called "seven-year-curse", and one of the very few Korean groups to do so without losing or replacing any members.note  In 2023, Jihyo released her long-teased solo EP and the three Japanese members released a group EP.

Two members thus far have had to go on hiatus at separate times for mental and/or physical issues – Mina in 2019, followed by Jeongyeon from 2020-2021. Unusually for K-Pop, fans (especially outside Korea) have been very accepting of this and appreciative of the girls being candid about their issues.

Like many other K-pop acts, Twice has also starred in reality shows. Their current one, Time to Twice, has had new episodes uploaded on Fridays to the group's official YouTube channel since 2020, with a new theme every three to six weeks.

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     Members and subunits 

Members:

  • Nayeon (Im Na-yeon, born September 22, 1995) - Lead vocalist, lead dancer, center
  • Jeongyeon (Yoo Jeong-yeon, born November 1, 1996) - Lead vocalist
  • Momo (Momo Hirai, born November 9, 1996) - Main dancer, sub vocalist, sub rapper
  • Sana (Sana Minatozaki, born December 29, 1996) - Sub vocalist
  • Jihyo (Park Ji-hyo, born February 1, 1997) - Leader, main vocalist
  • Mina (Mina Myoui, born March 24, 1997) - Main dancer, sub vocalist
  • Dahyun (Kim Da-hyun, born May 28, 1998) - Lead rapper, sub vocalist
  • Chaeyoung (Son Chae-young, born April 23, 1999) - Main rapper, sub vocalist
  • Tzuyu (Chou Tzŭ-yú, born June 14, 1999) – Lead dancer, sub vocalist

Subunits:

  • MISAMO (Japan) - Mina, Sana, and Momo
    Discography 

Korean Catalog

Extended Plays

  • THE STORY BEGINS (released October 20, 2015)
  • PAGE TWO (released April 2016)
  • TWICEcoaster: LANE 1 (released October 2016)
    • TWICEcoaster: LANE 2 (released February 2017)
  • SIGNAL (released May 2017)
  • What is Love? (released April 2018)
    • Summer Nights (released July 2018)
  • YES or YES (released November 2018)
    • The Year of "YES" (released December 2018)
  • FANCY YOU (released April 2019)
  • Feel Special (released September 2019)
  • MORE & MORE (released June 2020)
  • Taste of Love (released June 2021)
  • BETWEEN 1&2 (released August 2022)
  • READY TO BE (released March 2023)

Full Albums

Singles

Japanese Discography

Extended Plays

  • What's TWICE? (released February 2017)
  • #TWICE (released July 2017)
  • #TWICE2 (released March 2019)
  • #TWICE3 (released September 2020)
  • #TWICE4 (released March 2022)

Full Albums

  • BDZ (released September 2018)
    • BDZ Repackage (released December 2018)
  • & TWICE (released November 2019)
    • & TWICE -Repackaged- (released February 2020)
  • Perfect World (released July 2021)
  • Celebrate (released July 2022)

Singles

  • One More Time (released October 2017)
  • Candy Pop (released February 2018)
  • Wake Me Up (released May 2018)
  • Happy Happy (released July 2019)
  • Breakthrough (released July 2019)
  • Fanfare (released July 2020)
  • Better (released November 2020)
  • Kura Kura (released May 2021)
  • Doughnut (released December 2021)
  • Hare Hare (released May 2023)

English Singles (all digital only)

  • More & More (released April 2020)
  • I Can't Stop Me (released October 2020)
  • The Feels (released October 2021)
  • Moonlight Sunrise (released January 2023)
  • I Got You (released February 2024)

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Twice provides examples of:

     Tropes that apply to the members 

  • Affectionate Parody: Jeongyeon, Tzuyu, Chaeyoung, and Dahyun did one of the hit Korean Drama Descendants of the Sun for Twice's Elegant Private Life.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl:
    • Tzuyu has a reputation for being one. She's drop-dead gorgeous (although the darkest-skinned member of TWICE, not the standard Raven Hair, Ivory Skin example of this trope), and she's nicknamed the "evil maknae" due to how blunt and detached she can seem.
    • Mina also counts. Like Tzuyu, it's because she is very shy, mostly keeping to herself and not joining in the others' antics. Unlike Tzuyu, Mina is rarely blunt.
    • During her pre-debut days, Dahyun played a role of this in a role as JB's Love Interest in GOT7's "Stop Stop It" music video.
  • Animal Motifs: Most, but not all, members are associated with an animal, an emoji of which will sometimes be used as shorthand on official social media posts.
    • Nayeon's is a rabbit.
    • Jeongyeon's is a dog.
    • Momo's is a raccoon.
    • Sana's is a hamster.
    • Jihyo's is a unicorn.
    • Mina's is a penguin.
    • Chaeyoung's is a tiger.
    • Tzuyu's is a deer.
  • Anime Hair: Several members have dyed their hair unnatural colors over the years. The list below omits blonde, brown, and chestnut shades, otherwise we'd be here all day.
    • Dahyun was known for this in the early years with red-&-neon streaks, blue tips, purple, deep indigo, silver, basically the whole rainbow. It got to the point where the members joked a comeback must be coming if she dyed her hair. However she was also the first member to stop dyeing her hair – "More And More" is the last music video to date where her hair was a crazy color.
    • Jeongyeon has gone rose, cotton-candy-blue, silver, purple, cotton-candy-blue again and dark blue.
    • Chaeyoung has done red, orange, dark blue, pink, mint tips, blue streaks and grey.
    • Tzuyu usually does natural colors but has been red, teal, dark silver, dark blue, deep purple and purplish-pink.
    • Sana has flirted with pink twice, purple streaks, orange, silvery lavender, and bluish-black.
    • Jihyo has done fire-engine-red twice, purple, pink, blue streaks, and bluish-black.
  • ASMR Video: The members give ASMR interviews, in which they answer questions in quiet/whispering voices, when promoting their individual Yes, I Am [member name] photobooks.
  • The Baby of the Bunch:
    • Invoked constantly by the other members with Tzuyu, the tallest member but also the youngest (thus the occasional nickname "Big Baby"). Even years after she became an adult, the other members go out of their way to not tease her too hard and often give her a pass when she fails challenges. Tzuyu herself said Jeongyeon continues to treat her like a baby to the present day. Even after seven years together, she remains everyone's adorable dongsaeng.
    • Chaeyoung also gets this sometimes due to being only seven weeks older than Tzuyu, being noticeably the shortest member, and sporting a babyface into her early-20's. Most of the time it's her unnies poking fun at her height, although she does have occasional moments of immaturity.
    • Nayeon pretends to be this on-camera – she's the oldest but will often act childish to get a reaction from the others. This earned her the nickname "Fake Maknae" (contrasting Tzuyu, the real one).
  • Bad Liar: Tzuyu is one, and it has been used against her in several variety show appearances, including one where she was repeatedly asked if [random guy in the studio] was attractive. For one, she didn't want to say "no" but her attempt at deflection was so obvious everyone burst out laughing. Girl cannot fib to save her life, which probably contributes to her bluntness noted above.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Nayeon utterly loathes "I'm Gonna Be A Star" so much that the mere mention of the song is enough to ruin her whole day. Whenever it appears in the song roulette, Nayeon does everything in her power to make sure it never gets picked.
    • Dahyun insists she is 160cm tall though the other members have expressed doubt about this, and as long as it's clear everyone is aware she is taller than Chaeyoung (as played for laughs in their Switch to Me teaser as well as an Idol Human Theatre episode), she's fine.
  • Beware the Quiet Ones: As noted elsewhere, despite being one of the quietest members on-screen, Tzuyu doesn't have the nickname 'Savage Maknae' without good reason. Mina also has her moments, even if it's typically more often played for laughs, having played the strict company director and gang boss in various Time to Twice content, while also not hesitating to take opportunities to display her competitive streak. And upon being called 'scary', Jihyo replied that Dahyun can be scary while smiling, and Mina is scary even when she's not doing anything.
  • Bifauxnen:
    • This used to be how Jeongyeon was marketed, with a boyish haircut and looser clothes than others. She even plays a very convincing Yoo Shi-jin in their Descendants of the Sun parody. This has been phased out since around 2019.
    • Chaeyoung as well at certain points in time. Although Jeongyeon is better-known than Chaeyoung for her Boyish Short Hair days, Chaeyoung seems to embrace the Bifauxnen image more than Jeongyeon.
  • Big Eater: To be expected given the physicality of their work. Still, all of TWICE's members love snacks (see their reaction to Sana's Cheer Up set), and enjoy typically hearty Korean cuisine (as much of their TTT/vlog content demonstrates in which food is often presented as serious business, even if it is usually played for laughs). But the most eating obsessed of them all has to be Momo.
    "If I work hard, then I get to eat good food." —Momo's self-proclaimed drive
  • Big Little Sister: Tzuyu is the maknae of TWICE but also the tallest out of all of them, noticeably towering over her unnies.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: They have a lot of comeback with these hair colors, however these examples play it straight:
    • For "Like Ooh-Ahh", Momo was blonde; Jihyo, Mina, and Jeongyeon had red hair (pink in Jeongyeon's case); and everyone else had brunette hair.
    • For "CHEER UP", Sana's blonde; Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Momo, and Jihyo are brunettes (black in Nayeon's case); and Chaeyoung had reddish-brown hair while Mina is a ginger.
    • For the 2 examples above, Dahyun is a more complicated case, as her hair in the above comebacks were multicolored. Her hair was brown in both eras but she had orange and magenta streaks in "Like Ooh-Ahh" and blonde and blue tips in "Cheer Up".
    • In "MORE & MORE", Momo, Mina and Jeongyeon are blonde (then Jeongyeon's hair became silver in the music show performances), Nayeon had brown hair, Dahyun and Chaeyoung also count as brunettes even though the former's hair is indigo and the latter's black hair had bluish-green streaks, Tzuyu's hair is wine red and Jihyo and Sana are technically also redheads as their hair colors were pink and orange respectively.
    • During their first online concert and Eyes Wide Open and Better eras in late 2020, Chaeyoung joins Mina and Jeongyeon as one of the blondes, and Nayeon, Sana and Dahyun's hair was different shades of brown, Momo complicates it a bit with dark blue hair in the concert, "Eyes Wide Open" photoshoot, then she and Dahyun went back to their natural black hair in the "I Can't Stop Me" MV while Nayeon complicates the trope again when she gained blonde streaks in the "Better" MV, Jihyo had red hair again, and Tzuyu's hair was a unique copper (brownish-orange) shade.
    • In the Formula of Love: O+T=<3 photoshoot, Chaeyoung and Jeongyeon were blonde, everyone else had black/brown hair (save for Tzuyu who had deep purple hair), Sana had strawberry blonde hair and the Explosion concept where Nayeon and Momo joined the redhead with pink streaks. In the "SCIENTIST" MV, Sana changed her hair to silver and Momo had red streaks in her hair.
  • Blind Without 'Em: While the majority of Twice members wear glasses when not working, this is most often discussed regarding Nayeon, whose eyesight is absurdly poor. When she appeared on Korean TV show The Manager, the hosts noted how thick her lenses are. Nayeon sometimes pokes fun at her terrible eyesight during livestreams and admitted she uses colored prescription contact lenses during performances.
  • Boyish Short Hair: Jeongyeon had this up until "Signal". Chaeyoung also adopts this hairstyle from time to time if she isn't sporting a bob-cut – most of the time she has long hair it's actually a very good weaved-in extension.
  • Brutal Honesty: Even though Tzuyu is the youngest, she's notorious for being very blunt with the other members.
  • Celebrity Resemblance: Twice's extremely big Filipino fanbase will not stop joking about Jeongyeon's resemblance to famous Chinese-Filipino actress Angel Locsin. The joke is so widespread that the live audience during ABS-CBN's 2019 Christmas special on TV audibly chanted, "JEONGYEON! JEONGYEON! JEONGYEON!" when Locsin appeared onstage to sing.
  • Competition Freak: Jihyo. That girl is incredibly competitive, in fact, she's so competitive that even she's not safe from herself!
    • As seen when the girls play games, Nayeon and Dahyun are a close second to Jihyo in this area. They and Jihyo are called "Ambitious Sisters" for a reason.
  • Cuddle Bug: All nine girls can be very affectionate with each other (just look at how heartwarming this hug is!), but Sana stands out among the already cuddly members as she takes it to No Sense of Personal Space levels. The reason why is actually very adorable, though.
  • The Cutie: The group as a whole invoked this during their early years with their aegyo concept, though this has been toned down since 2018. Even so, from a more conventional perspective (when they don't deliberately play up their aegyo), turned up to eleven with the first episode of the Time to Twice Spring Picnic when they showed each other childhood photos and recreated them (unsurprisingly, the panning shots of the two sets of photos made it into a lot of fan M/Vs of When We Were Kids).
    • Chaeyoung became notorious of this when dressed up as Harry Potter for Halloween.
    • Sana was once attacked by bubbles. In a group of cute girls Sana has managed to stand out, as she has gone viral on multiple occasions for things such as "Sha Sha Sha" and "Cheese Kimbap".
    • "Fake maknae" Nayeon stands out as well. She is one of the only members to embrace their aegyo, whereas most of the others are much more reluctant about it.
  • Dancing Is Serious Business:
    • Momo is considered one of the best dancers in the industry, having won a "Queen Of Dance" award in 2021 and has earned the praise for her skills from many, even choreographer Lia Kim, which is considered a really big deal in Korea.
    • All the girls in general, befitting a group from JYP, which is well-known for all their groups having hard choreographies. Even their "easiest dance" is a bit complicated, while the group agrees one of the most difficult pieces of choreography was for ''More & More'', and it's easy to see why.
  • Deadpan Snarker: All of the girls have their moments in their content, but Tzuyu is the standout one. Combined with her Brutal Honesty, she uses it sometimes to diss her older members when they do something that bewilders her. There's a reason why Savage Maknae is one of her nicknames.
  • Determinator:
    • All of the girls are like this, more prominently when they perform even when sick or injured to the point of wearing lots of pain patches. But Momo is the on who embodies it the most, as said by other members and JYPE staff. After her elimination from SIXTEEN, instead of giving up and going back to Japan, she hit the practice room and kept training, absolutely convinced she could and would debut. This is probably the reason JYP (who never wanted to eliminate Momo to begin with) decided to pull rank and add her to Twice's lineup. Every girl was determined to win, obviously, but only Momo continued even after she lost. In the 7 years in TWICE's career, she's had the most instances of wardrobe malfunctions and injuries but she ignored it all to keep the show going on.
    • Another special mention goes to Jeongyeon, and not just for getting kicked in the shin by a horse and handling it like a champ back in 2016 (although that injury caused her to miss the live stages of "I'm Gonna Be A Star", much to Nayeon's jealousy). She performed for years with neck pain, often wearing a cold-pack offstage, assuming it was just the standard pain not uncommon in performers. However, it turned out she was misdiagnosed – it was really a herniated disc – and the pain got worse to the point she required surgery to treat and physical rest to recover from. Fans generally agree she returned to performing too soon afterwards (in 2021 for Taste Of Love) and quickly entered a second hiatus during promotions. Still, despite the physical pain, plus mental issues arising from that and the side effects of the medications she had to take, she battled back and returned to the stage for good in February 2022, much to the joy of both ONCE and TWICE.
  • Double Agent: In episode one of Twice's Private Life, an Mnet employee posed as a manager for the girls to get real footage of their private lives. At the end, it was revealed that she had been so successful because Tzuyu had secretly been assisting her the whole show.
  • Expy: Jeongyeon, during their first year, had Boyish Short Hair modeled after Amber of f(x), as admitted by Park Jin-Young (founder of JYPE). She started to move on from this sometime between Page Two and Signal.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Chaeyoung and Mina both have beauty marks that fans consider critical components of their looks – Chae's is a large mole below the left side of her lip that she took care to add onto a cake with an icing caricature of herself. Mina has smaller marks on her nose, upper lip, and lower lip (the latter often unseen). During one video, Mina told Chaeyoung that after SIXTEEN, a trainer demanded she get her moles removed before Twice's debut. Mina agreed… but then never did it.
  • Faux Yay: Sometimes, like when Jeongyeon and Nayeon pretended to make out on stage. Lips did not touch, but it was pretty prolonged, with the live audience going absolutely nuts.
    • Sana by contrast is very affectionate towards those she cares about and has at least once (Tokyo Dome 2019) gone on a very real kissing spree at the end of a show. Usually on the cheek, but still… it brings the misheard lyric from "Heart Shaker" (Is Sana Gay) to a whole new level.
    • During one variety show, Nayeon went up to Mina and, completely blocking any cameras, appeared to kiss Mina on the lips. She pulled away wiping her lips with a smug expression as Mina sat stunned. The other members asked if lips actually touched, to which Nayeon replied "I'll leave that to your imagination." (her go-to answer when asked questions about dating and such). Many months later, Mina said they did.
  • Five-Aces Cheater: Perhaps the most unifying quality of the members of Twice is their eager and shameless willingness to cheat at every low-stakes challenge or competition they're confronted with in any Korean variety show.
    • In the JTBC show "Carefree Traveller" documenting the group's package tour of Vietnam, host Jung Hyung-don casually suggests to three group members a version of truth or dare with rock-paper-scissors. Without saying a word, Nayeon is able to communicate to Momo and Sana that they should coordinate their hand gestures to ensure that Hyung-don can't win any round of the game outright.
    • In "Twice: Lost Time", the group is given a mystery to solve in form of puzzles and tasks themed around classic fairy tales. In one late episode, Tzuyu is tasked to bounce a badminton shuttlecock off of a racquet thirty times without dropping it. After much pleading and batting of eyelids, Tzuyu convinces the referee to lower the number to twenty. But in her scored run, she drops the shuttlecock at the count of seventeen but lifts it right back up into the air. Dahyun and Chaeyoung are with her and cleverly continue counting anyway, and since Tzuyu's back is turned to the referee (who doesn't have an angle to see the failure state) they get away with it.
    • Backstage at the Soribada Awards in 2019, Tzuyu is filmed having trouble with a crane skill tester. Without missing a beat, Jeongyeon opens the front panel of the cabinet, but doesn't simply remove any of the plush toys they want. She instead strategically positions them inside the machine upright and separated so that they're more easily grabbed by the claw mechanism.
    • In general, this aspect is most on show in the "Time to Twice" series on Youtube.
      • For the 2023 New Years mini-series, they are rewarded for winning challenges with credit (measured in Korean currency) that they're permitted to exchange for tasty food at the recurring Tdoong Snack Bar. In episode 3, after a few disappointing rounds Mina is inspired to create counterfeit credit vouchers, and ropes Tzuyu and Sana into testing the scheme. After they successfully scam the Tdoong Snack Bar out of multiple purchases with the fake credit slips, Jihyo does them one better by walking out of the place with an armful of food that she doesn't even bother paying for.
      • During the Cooking Battle, nearly all of them tried their best to find and exploit loopholes for the ingredient choosing mini-games.
  • Friend to All Children: Nayeon, in spades. She absolutely loves kids, and will not hesitate to run up to one to bring a little joy to their lives.
  • Friend to All Living Things: While most of the girls are dog lovers (Momo's dog Boo being a mascot of sorts), Jeongyeon in particular adores animals and has done lots of volunteer work at animal shelters with her sister and sometimes Tzuyu. This is why in group videos during her hiatus, clipart of a cartoon puppy was often superimposed on the video thumbnail and sometimes in the video itself to represent her.
  • Fun Personified: Dahyun is the resident "extra" of the group. Just look at her teaser for their very first single. Even funnier given the fact that she's well-known for being a church girl, but doesn't fit the stuffy stereotype of religious Christian youths at all.
  • The Gadfly: When she's not acting as Team Mom, Jeongyeon just loves to screw with everyone, her most frequent targets being Nayeon and Jihyo. This extends as far as 'official' interviews/promotional material, not just behind-the-scenes/TTT content, as their second Ask in a Box appearance shows. Not even her anxiety took that trait away, if anything, Jeongyeon post-hiatus seems even more mischievous. She isn't called "Trickster Yoo" for nothing.
  • Gamer Chick: Mina is one to One of Us levels.
    • Jihyo also counts, and has even said that playing online games like Leagues of Legends is where she feels the truest to herself.
  • Girliness Upgrade: Jeongyeon was the group's designated Bifauxnen for its first few years, but eventually imposed one of these upon herself. Lo and behold the difference between 2015 Jeongyeon and late-2019 Jeongyeon. Even her name counts, as she legally had it changed from Kyungwan to Jeongyeon due to her birth name being too boyish for her taste.
  • Girl Next Door: They thrive on a "startlingly pretty girl-next-door" concept (or at least did for the first few years of the group, they now lean towards a more mature impression, such as with their openness with enjoying alcohol, Jihyo in particular, whether in TWICE's own or other content). Still, this probably applies the most to Nayeon, to the extent she has said she wants to be "the Nation's BFF".
  • Girls Love Chocolate: As noted in Trademark Favourite Food entry below, Dahyun loves chocolate. In short videos that include her, staff even puts an emoji of a chocolate bar to represent her (in contrast to other members' animal emojis).
  • Hair Flip: Tzuyu has gone viral even in the West for doing one in Idol Olympics. In general, she does these so often she's become known for them.
  • Happy Holidays Dress: The band wear these on the Christmas edition of "TWICEcoaster: LANE 1".
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: During the selection stage for 3-way Rock, Paper, Scissors battles to see who would be able to sing in "Encore", JYP was asked who he thinks he can beat. He answers Mina; and not only does he end up selecting her as his opponent (along with Wooyoung from 2PM), she beats both him and Wooyoung in their match.
  • Identical Stranger: Momo and Sana were this to each other before forging their friendship over the years. Other trainees apparently thought they were identical twins. With their extremely similar facial features and jaw shapes, it's hard to blame those who mistook/mistake the two for twins. Both girls have embraced the joke. In one livestream, Momo announced that her twin was doing the video with her, and Sana emerged in a matching outfit, right on cue.
  • Idol Singer: They are some of K-Pop's biggest examples, earning "Nation's Girl Group" levels of popularity and success following their debut.
  • Inconsistent Spelling: Has happened with more than one member.
    • Jeongyeon's given name was originally transliterated as "Jungyeon" as shown in this reveal for SIXTEEN. It changed to the current spelling by the time Twice debuted, but some longtime fans still use the older spelling.
    • Nayeon's family name is transliterated as "Lim" in official subtitles despite being pronounced by her and spelled as 임 ("Im") in Korean. The latter spelling is used by fans and That Other Wiki. Nayeon used the latter spelling for her solo Self-Titled Album. The reason for the discrepancy is rules changes for both Romanization and Hangeul itself since the Korean War – her family name was traditionally spelt "림" (Lim/Rim).
  • It's All About Me: Nayeon lightheartedly exhibits this attitude. When Mina talked about "Shot Thru The Heart", a song she co-wrote about a guy not requiting her feelings, Nayeon asked if he didn't like Mina because he liked Nayeon. In a Private Life episode as well, the producers brought in a pair to show "daring" PDA when each girl entered the elevator. Even "clueless" Sana was flustered by the PDA, but Nayeon didn't notice a thing.
  • The Klutz: Sana is definitely qualified. Her klutziness was even included in the Music Video for "Like Ooh-Ahh".
    • The other members claim Momo is one whenever she isn't dancing. She is not the first or last top-tier dancer to have this reputation.
    • According to Nayeon and Momo, Jihyo's "also" "pretty" "clumsy", however she hides it well.
  • The Leader: Jihyo is an example of the second type. Despite not being the oldest, she got this position by having the longest training period – 10 years.
  • Lethal Chef: At first, none of them could cook. Their reality show, "TWICE's Elegant Private Life," showed the girls struggling to make pancakes. They've gotten better at it over the years, as they've been able to cook potato pancakes and chicken feet. Jeongyeon and Momo have since shown themselves to be decent cooks – Jeongyeon's father is a high-profile chef after all, while Momo loves food too much to afford constantly eating out. And as shown in the Time to Twice Cooking Battle, they're fully capable of cooking even somewhat complex dishes under enforced restrictions.
  • Meaningful Name: The group was given the name of TWICE because they have the power to make you smile twice: once with your eyes, and then with your ears.
  • Nature Lover: Jeongyeon (and to a certain extent Chaeyoung and Sana) is probably the most nature-inclined of the group. One of her oldest and favorite hobbies is camping, and as noted in the Neat Freak entry below, she takes general cleanliness very seriously. And according to Sana in a Mono Tube video when she participated in the Re: Earth initiative by collecting trash in the area around the JYPE training facilities, Jeongyeon routinely encourages the others to sort their rubbish and recycling. And from the video, Sana cheerfully wandering around the city streets picking up trash, smiling broadly and chatting all the while, is also a sight to behold.
  • Neat Freak: In interviews and on variety shows, the group has discussed how Jeongyeon was in charge of making sure their shared living space was tidy and hygienic. They also shared good-natured stories about how she would post pictures of their mess into their group chat, as a method of shaming each member into taking responsibility for whatever hadn't yet been cleaned up. Jeongyeon has tried to explain this away as being respectful to the members who were far from home and had to have all their belongings with them, but she has thus far been unable to explain why she would cope with her early career stresses by furiously vacuuming.
    • Related to the above, Jeongyeon also occasionally veers close to Safety Freak territory, though not unjustified. When shooting the rooftop scene in their very first music video, Chaeyoung stepped into a drainage hole and barely avoided tripping and falling. Jeongyeon took it upon herself to gather up all the gravel and stones she could find to level out the surface and prevent further accidents.
  • Nice Girl: All the members are known to be very sweet and sincerely kind young women. This is just the tip of the iceberg. Specific examples include…
    • When a little girl dropped her waffle, Dahyun's first response was to give her another one and comfort her.
    • Tzuyu's association with angels is more than her face. It's invoked and discussed a lot during their Time To Twice mini-series. In one, the girls play "Blind Yes or No" (answering without knowing the questions). While most of the members' requests were self-centered, such as "Buy me a gift" or the like, Tzuyu's was "Buy drinks for the staff".
    • Tzuyu isn't the only one. Chaeyoung intentionally failed her 2022 TW-Log mission because of this. Her mission was to ignore Momo and only Momo in New York. She couldn't bring herself to do it because Momo is just too nice and instead helped Momo complete her own mission.
    • Nayeon told Tzuyu during their arranged "date" that there was just something about Mina, an innocent aura, that made her impossible to tease. Tzuyu agreed.
    • During the Behind-the-Scenes of her solo MV "POP!", Nayeon spent a couple minutes discussing the internal struggle that she hadn't yet become close with her six backup dancers, wanted to, but also admitting that having a professional relationship made practices and shoots more productive – the TWICE girls tend to clown around during practice.
    • Towards the end of the 2022 New Years Time to Twice mini-series, Jihyo threw a spanner in the works by making the final challenge between TWICE and the production staff with dinner preparation being the stakes. Despite winning, one by one, the girls started helping out in various ways.
  • Otaku: In the full meaning of the word, Mina, who has Anime pillows. That's not just Anime fan, that's advanced Anime fan.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Jihyo is the second shortest member of the group and is often teased for her height, however she is also known for her incredible stage presence, powerful vocals, and hard-hitting dance moves. Fans have left concerts wondering how so much power could be packed in a woman of her stature.
  • Plucky Girl: In their trainee days, Chaeyoung was absolutely convinced she'd debut. This resolve, combined with her many talents is what got her through SIXTEEN. She ended up in the final lineup, and was mostly on the Major teams, too.
    • Momo is this as well, but seems to suit the more traditionally masculine Determinator trope more.
  • Professional Voice Dissonance: Sana's voice is deeper and less bubbly in real life than in most of TWICE's official content. Her natural voice was used in the Opening Monologue of the "BDZ" video.
  • Proud Beauty: When asked by a fan who is prettiest without makeup, Nayeon pointed at herself. Her response to Chaeyoung calling her cute was "I know." When asked which member would be most attractive as a man, she referred to herself. When Tzuyu reenacted the scene from Snow White (using a soup spoon) where the Queen asks who's the fairest of all, the spoon replied "Nayeon-unnie" every time until Tzuyu eventually turns to give Nayeon an expression that is as close as she gets to a Death Glare.
  • The Quiet One: Mina and Tzuyu, despite the latter also being one of the snarkiest members. There was even an interview clip that went viral because neither of them said a word amid a group conversation. A late 2022 episode of their reality show Time to Twice had Mina sleep through the whole episode, saying pretty much nothing. They're both very shy, and it shows when they're left alone on VLive. Tzuyu's quietness extended into her acting roles in a 2016 SNL Korea episode, especially the parody of the k-drama The K2, in which she only had four lines in the ten-minute sketch. Mina for her part is so naturally quiet that she tends to have less than five minutes of talking in most of TWICE's content. There was one episode of TTT when she slept through pretty much the whole thing, something which did not go unnoticed by ONC Es. That said, as of the Ready to Be World Tour era, Tzuyu has become more openly chatty on camera as shown in her appearances in other members' TW-Logs.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: Dahyun is the most obvious example. Her milky skin is so white that it's impossible to whitewash her. Her paleness is more prominent with the other members and other people. One wouldn't be faulted for thinking she's mixed-race (she isn't). This is how she got her nickname "Dubu" (Korean for tofu). When she bleached her hair in 2019, it blended in with her face so much that only her eyes and lips stood out.
  • Renaissance Woman: Chaeyoung embodies this trope with her wide range of skills. She can rap, sing, dance, has quite the stage presence, do aegyo, write lyrics, compose songs, styling, paint and design, and probably more! For this, she was the most feared contestant back in the group's SIXTEEN days and is acknowledged as one of the aces in K-pop. The fact that she's the second-youngest member (just barely 2 months older than Tzuyu) makes this doubly impressive.
  • "Shaggy Dog" Story: In the third episode of Twice TV 4, a tired Momo spent several minutes telling the camera about two mosquito bites she had gotten the night before. Lampooned by Dahyun, who stood behind her progressively becoming more and more visibly bored.
  • Shrinking Violet:
    • Mina and Tzuyu are the more withdrawn girls in the group, and it shows when they're together. Not as much now compared to back in their debut days, as it took time for them to warm up to their members, but they still often shy away from the spotlight... then trend on social media platforms for being so silent. There are plenty of moments of the two of them, especially Tzuyu, getting shy on camera.
    • Jeongyeon became one, at least onstage, following her own anxiety diagnosis and panic attacks. Even when she did return to the stage in February 2022, she was still often noticeably anxious and often spent MC and Encore periods off to the side until the final shows in New York. Since then she seems to slowly yet surely be regaining her old confidence.
  • Silent Snarker: Fitting for being one of the quietest and snarkiest members, sometimes Tzuyu doesn't even need to speak to dish out snark. There's been a lot of moments during her unnies' on-camera antics where she looks at the camera with a "These people are really older than me?" look.
  • Simple, yet Awesome: Tzuyu's profile lists one of her talents as "Throwing ball far." The other girls even ribbed her for it when they went bowling in Twice's Elegant Private Life.
  • Singer-Songwriter: All nine members have lyric credits to their names for B-Side tracks going all the way back to 2016 EP Page Two. A couple of songs – "21:29" and Japanese title track "Celebrate" – credit everyone, but for the most part member-penned songs tend to be either solo or in groups of 2-3. As of ZONE
    • Jihyo has 18 lyricist credits and 6 composition credits ("Cactus", "Trouble", "Talkin' About It", "Don't Wanna Go Back", "Room", and "Nightmare"), 5 and 4 of those respectively on her solo EP
    • Dahyun has 15 lyricist credits
    • Chaeyoung has 14 lyricist credits and 1 composition credit ("How U Doin’")
    • Nayeon has 10 lyricist credits, including 2 songs on her solo EP
    • Sana has 7 lyricist credits
    • Jeongyeon has 6 lyricist credits
    • Momo has 6 lyricist credits
    • Mina has 4 lyricist credits (1 solo, 1 with Momo & Sana, the other 2 with all members)
    • Tzuyu has 2 lyricist credits (both with the all-group songs noted above)
  • Statuesque Stunner: Downplayed. While hardly Amazonian in height, famed beauty Tzuyu stands at an impressive 5’8” which is accentuated by her slim physique. She's noticeably taller than even Jeongyeon (the second-tallest member at ~5’6”).
  • The Stoic: Tzuyu is prone to being rigid and not expressing emotions easily, especially on camera. In fact, she didn't cry on camera until June 2016 according to Jeongyeon. She doesn't even get scared easily earning admiration from fans. She's been growing out of this more as she gets older however, and even her fellow members note much of this is nervousness over being shown on screen that's fading with time & experience; she's very expressive when not under pressure to perform. She exploited this in her vlog for her mission on the Ready to Be tour, in which her unnies noted she was being more energetic than usual. It turned out that her mission was to get at least three people to say something along the lines of "Why are you so energetic today?"
  • Team Mom:
    • Nayeon occasionally becomes this to the other members, to the point of being considered the unofficial second leader. For instance, during a rehearsal for "TT", she saves Momo from falling off the stage; and during the actual performance, she pulls Momo back from the edge.
    • Jeongyeon also counts, according to the other members (and demonstrated during the Sieze the Light web documentary when she took the lead in making sure Dahyun was OK when she felt ill prior to a concert). In fact, the girls say Jeongyeon is like this to everyone except Nayeon and Jihyo – the former is older and the latter has more performing experience – who she prefers to alternate between good-natured sisterly bickering and teasing mercilessly.
  • Team Pet: Boo, Momo's adorable little dog that frequently appears in TWICE's Instagram posts and behind the scenes videos. Boo even made a cameo in the "SCIENTIST" music video, playing with Momo.
    • Note that several other members of Twice have dogs, and Momo herself got a second dog in early 2021 (Dobby) to be Boo's companion, but only Boo has become so thoroughly associated with Twice.
  • The Tease: Sana. From going on kissing sprees, to making other members kiss and even wiggling her butt when slapped, Sana is the biggest teaser in the group.
  • Teen Idol: What they were when they first debuted… except Nayeon, who turned 20 one month before their inaugural release. It wouldn't be until their 8th EP Feel Special (September 2019) that every member had aged beyond their teens.
  • Theme Naming:
    • Most artists from JYP Entertainment have a number-related name: 2AM, 2PM, 15&, Baek Ayeon (baek = 100 in Korean), GOT7, TWICE, and DAY6.
    • Wonder Girls, miss A, NMIXX, and TWICE have the same "s" sound, and all but miss A incorporate the syllable "스" (miss A's is written as 미쓰에이 in Korean).
  • Trademark Favorite Food: All of them love a good barbecue and ramyeon noodles. More specifically:
    • Momo really, really loves Jokbal (Pigs' feet).
    • Dahyun is addicted to chocolate.
    • One of Chaeyoung's nicknames is "Strawberry Princess" because of how much she loves the fruit.
  • True Companions: After all their years together (plus the hardships they faced both individually and as a group, supporting each other throughout it all), the girls consider each other family, unable to be separated from each other for long periods of time (this post about Jihyo reuniting with Sana after the latter went under a 2 week-quarantine being just one example of it). Special mention goes to the times one or two members go absent (notably Mina and Jeongyeon's hiatuses), where they are noticeably empty when incomplete and often made sure the absent member's presence is acknowledged.
  • The Unpronounceable: Tzuyu's name pronunciation has been a topic of debate. Korean doesn't have the same phonemic inventory as Mandarin and it lacks tonality (for the record, neither English nor Japanese are tonal either) so they try to approximate 子瑜 as much as possible with 쯔위 "jjeu-wi" which is very different from the pronunciation in Mandarin. Her name is transliterated in Hanyu Pinyin (not universal in Taiwan, especially in the south where she's from) as Zǐyú, just to add to fan frustrations on what pronunciation to use. Tzuyu herself embraces "Jjeu-wi" when she speaks Korean, however she uses the original pronunciation when she speaks Mandarin. To settle the differences, fans have given Tzuyu the affectionate nickname "Chewy" based on her Korean pronunciation.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: More than one member has this…
    • Dahyun is deathly afraid of heights, as shown during the group's trip to Switzerland and the Thrill Walk. She was practically attached to Sana's hip when they were slowly walking the entire way down.
    • Momo is afraid of heights as well. Unlike Dahyun, she didn't even go through the Thrill Walk. She ended up going an alternate route down with some of the managers to meet up with the other members. Momo is also very averse to anything which might induce an 'adrenaline rush' as shown in the group's package tour to Da Nang, Vietnam. The high speed (for a cable car, at least) journey to Bana Hills left her very jittery, while she did her best to go as slowly as possible down the roller coaster track.
    • invoked Sana is terrified of thunder to the point she immediately collapses into the fetal position and needs someone to comfort her in the event of an especially loud burst. This was once caught on camera while she was leaving Inchon Airport during a storm. It was also (unintentionally?) exploited and retained during the Korean version of the "TT" music video where Sana, dressed as a superhero, crouches on a roof but hears fake thunder – the metal sheet type often used on sets – and flinches.
  • World's Most Beautiful Woman: Tzuyu is a constant fixture in popular "World's Most Beautiful Women" lists (e.g. TC Candler's), and is often the only member to crack Top Fives. She even won in 2019, becoming number one on the TC Candler list for that year.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: Mina would fit into this trope because she is graceful, one of the more timid and quiet members, and she is Japanese.note  Because of that, some of her nicknames are "Black Swan" and "Ballerina of Tragedy". Sharon, on the other hand...(!)

     Tropes that apply to their songs 

  • Bilingual Bonus: In the M/V for Nayeon's debut single Pop, her full name "Im Nayeon" is given prominence towards the end as Hollywood signage on a large stage. As pointed out by Jeongyeon during the reaction video, it's relatively easy to turn "Im Nayeon" into "I'm Nayeon", which happens twice during the video, once when she throws her jacket up to hang off the "I" (where it stays until the end) and at the end when she's lying over a smaller sign and lazily hangs her hand between the "I" and "M".
  • Break-Up Song: They only have a handful of these, but "Perfect World" is a particularly scathing one that stands out as one of the darkest songs they've done.
    "Get out! Get lost!
    A wholehearted rejection
    Get out! Get lost!
    You have nowhere to return, shut it down
    The bad end
    This is a send-off, bye bye bye
    (Oh-oh) I just want you to keep away"
    (English translation)
  • Breather Episode:
    • In terms of singles, Lighter and Softer Japanese single "Better" is sandwiched between their two darkest Korean singles, "I Can't Stop Me" and "Cry For Me".
    • The Between 1&2 EP ends on the nostalgic "When We Were Kids". It follows "Gone", a dark song about betrayal.
  • Call-Back:
    • One of Jeongyeon's lines in "TT" is "You're saying I'm ridiculous, that I don't live up to my looks, doesn't cheer me up at all ba-ba-ba-baby!"
    • "Talk That Talk has 5 references to their older songs:
      • Sana repeats her iconic lines from "MORE & MORE", reminding everyone of how she slayed similar lyrics all the way back in 2020.
      • In the pre-chorus, Tzuyu references the group's 2018 single "YES or YES", even doing the iconic dance move for the song.
      • Tzuyu also references "PUSH & PULL", a song by the subunit of Jihyo, Sana, and Dahyun from their 3rd full album, Formula of Love: O+T=<3.
      • In her line, Jeongyeon mentions TWICE's "1 to 10", a b-side from their album TWICEcoaster.
      • Although it's barely heard in the song, thanks to the subtitles on the official music video, ONCE were still able to catch this line! In the background, a chorus says "Turn It Up", one of their b-sides from an extended play, FANCY YOU.
    • "Set Me Free" and its English version make references to "Feel Special" and Eyes Wide Open.
    • In "Tuk Tok", a b-side from Page Two, Nayeon sings "The person that'll make me go OOH-AHH, I really hope he shows up soon"
  • Cerebus Rollercoaster: Their post-"Fancy" comebacks have had a lot of tone shifts in regard to both the singles and the b-sides. The Between 1&2 EP, for example, is one of their lightest latter-day releases, even revisiting bubblegum with "Talk That Talk" and "Basics", but it also contains one of their darkest songs, "Gone".
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: "Three Times a Day":
    "First, tell me you woke up
    Second, tell me if you’re going somewhere
    Third, before you go to bed, say Good night
    Nothing more, this is what I want
    Just three times a day, three times a day"
    (English Translation)
  • The Cover Changes the Gender: Utterly Averted in their Cover Version of The Jackson 5's "I Want You Back" to the delight of some female fans.
    • Played straight with Dahyun & Chaeyoung's cover of JYP & Rain's "Switch To Me" so they wouldn't be referring to themselves as men.
  • Dance of Romance:
    • "You and I, dancing in the moonlight"
    • The protagonist of "1,3,2" has trouble trying to dance properly while falling in love with the love interest.
    • "Won't you dance with me, wallflower?"
  • Darker and Edgier:
    • Eyes Wide Open is by far their darkest album, being heavily influenced by 80s synthpop and bearing almost no resemblance to most of their other albums, especially their 2015-18 releases. It has themes of descending into evil ("I Can't Stop Me"), the painful side of falling in love ("Hell In Heaven"), insomnia ("Up No More"), struggling to accept a parting ("Handle It"), and feeling distant in relationships ("Behind the Mask").
    • Their second original English single, "Moonlight Sunrise", is this to its predecessor, "The Feels", by being a sensual R&B song more in line with their usual post-"Fancy" sound than the more upbeat disco sound of "The Feels".
  • "Do It Yourself" Theme Tune: They have a theme song!
  • Double-Meaning Title: according to TWICE, the title of Between 1&2 means "a dialog between ONCE and TWICE", to express love to those who support them. However, some fans interpret it as "path from TWICE's debut to contract renewal".
  • Emoticon: The title and chorus hook of "TT" derives from an emoticon used to signify crying.
  • Franchise Codifier:
    • Page Two quickly solidified what was set up with The Story Begins with more focus on electronics in their sound.
    • Their post-"Fancy" discography has multiple comebacks codifying different aspects of their new style, particularly the Genre Roulette and Cerebus Rollercoaster aspects, but the Feel Special EP codified their default pop/dance/R&B mix after Fancy You officially started their transition away from bubblegum pop.
  • Friendship Song: "Feel Special" and "I Got You" are for the members and their bond.
  • Genre Roulette: They've tried a lot of styles, more noticeable in their post-"Fancy" releases. These include synthwave ("I Can't Stop Me"), Latin pop ("Hell in Heaven", "1,3,2"), EDM ("Do What We Like", most of &Twice), disco ("Set Me Free", much of Formula of Love), Bossanova ("Alcohol-Free"), piano ballad ("Promise"), rock ballad ("Cactus"), orchestral ("Cry for Me"), city pop ("Say Something"), hip hop ("Hello"), and even pop-punk ("Queen of Hearts").
  • Gratuitous English: It's present in a lot of their songs. According to Dahyun, this is because certain words are easier to sing in English than they are in Korean.
  • Hidden Depths: Across their discography, there are forays into a wide range of genres, even Japanese style city-pop in "Say Something", but this extends to their respective singing styles as well (both Dahyun and Chaeyoung, TWICE's go-to rappers, have very clear and soothing singing voices, while Momo is no slouch in the rapping department). Notably, Jihyo has a characteristic powerful singing voice and very rarely uses falsetto, which makes her performance in "First Time" (which she also wrote the lyrics for) stand out, for singing in falsetto for almost all her lines yet remaining distinctive.
  • Letters 2 Numbers: Their 11th EP Between 1 & 2 is stylised as "BETW9EN 1&2".
  • Lighter and Softer: Most of their 2021-22 singles, save for a couple of Japanese ones, show the group lightening up again after their darker 2020 releases without going back to their old sound. This extends to some of the b-sides, though they're generally still on the more mature side.
  • Mandatory Line: As a group of nine (an average-sized group by K-pop standards, but still a large roster by Western standards), some members have inevitably had just a few lines on some songs just so everyone can be present. Jeongyeon, Momo, Chaeyoung (outside the rap parts), and Tzuyu are commonly hit with this. A notable example is "Girls Like Us" from Fancy You, in which Tzuyu has exactly one line.
  • New Sound Album: The Fancy You EP started their shift from cutesy bubblegum pop to a more mature sound that's mainly a mix of pop, dance, and R&B. The Feel Special EP, released five months later, solidified it.
  • Non-Appearing Title: "Precious Love", "Merry And Happy", "After Moon", "Rainbow", "Love Foolish", "21:29", "Oxygen", "Last Waltz", "Cactus" don't include the title in its lyrics.
  • Not Good with Rejection: "Hey, boy! Look, I'm gonna make this simple for you. You got two choices: yes or… YES?" The song itself proceeds to egg this guy further into saying yes. For what it's worth, the narrator acknowledges she's being selfish.
  • Once Per Album: So far all of their post-Formula of Love Korean mini-albums, including Nayeon's and Jihyo's solo albums, have included an English song as the second track. They are "No Problem" (Im Nayeon), "Queen of Hearts" (Between 1&2), and "Moonlight Sunrise" (Ready to Be), "Talkin' About It" (Zone).
  • Pep-Talk Song: although most of TWICE's songs are about romantic love, there are some songs about loving yourself and self-confidence, such as "Don't Give Up", "Ponytail" and "Rainbow". Among Japanese releases: "Fake & True", "Breakthrough", "Stronger" and others.
  • Production Foreshadowing: "The Best Thing I Ever Did" is an R&B ballad that hints at a shift to a more mature sound with their next Korean release, the Fancy You EP. The b-sides on the Yes or Yes EP hint at this as well, despite its title track, by being generally more reserved while still remaining close to their usual style at the time.
  • Protagonist Journey to Villain: Lyrically, "I Can't Stop Me" is about standing on the boundary between good and evil.
  • Recycled Title: "Sunset" is the name of both a group song from the Yes or Yes EP and a Nayeon solo song from her self-titled EP.
  • Silly Love Songs: Mainly on their earlier releases, but they still do these in smaller quantities: "Fancy", "Kura Kura", "Alcohol-Free", "The Feels", and "Moonlight" are some latter-day examples.
  • Singer Name Drop:
    • "Like Ooh-Ahh" has the line "better think about it twice."
    • "One More Time", "What Is Love?", "BDZ", "Likey", "Fancy", and "Kura Kura" had them yell out the group name.
    • "ICON" starts its second verse with "Don’t gotta tell me twice".
    • One of Sana's lines in "Moonlight Sunrise" is "ey, come with me, don't think twice."
    • In "Heart Shaker" one of Tzuyu's lines is literally "My name is Tzuyu". Very cute and fitting the meaning of the song, as it's about trying to approach the person you like.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Well, single girl seeks good boy, as they all were so much younger at the time (Dahyun, Chaeyoung, and Tzuyu were underage). But the lyrics for "Like OOH-AHH" talk about a narrator who's pretty In Love with Love, except she won't give herself to someone so easily. They even chant "Let me see how you're gonna treat me!" when the beat drops.
  • Solo Side Project: Nayeon was the first to get an official solo debut with a self-titled mini album, released in June 2022. Jihyo followed in August 2023 with the Zone EP, though she already had a small handful of solo soundtrack appearances before. Most of the other members have also uploaded solo cover songs on their official YouTube.
  • Translated Cover Version: This is the entire point of the #TWICE series – Japanese adaptations of their Korean title tracks and some b-sides. As of 2023, there are 4 EP's totaling 20 songs. Additionally…
    • "BDZ", "Be As One", "Breakthrough" (all originally Japanese), and "The Feels" have Korean versions
    • "Cry For Me", "More And More", "I Can't Stop Me", "Alcohol-Free" and "Set Me Free" have English versions
      • For those keeping score, "Cry For Me", "More And More", "I Can't Stop Me" and "Alcohol-Free" are Twice's only songs to date to have been released in three different languages.note 
  • A Wild Rapper Appears!: Usually the domain of Chaeyoung and Dahyun. In the MiSaMo subunit, this is Momo's job.

     Tropes that apply to their music videos or performances 

See the links in the "Music videos with TV Tropes pages" folder for tropes applying specifically to those videos.


  • Affectionate Parody: A lot of the group's MV's contain a lot of shoutouts to popular media/franchises. Dahyun and Chaeyoung's Melody Project cover of Switch to Me by Rain feat. JYP deserves special attention, though, as a parody of the original video itself, especially the opening, which was used as the Project's teaser (replacing two men discussing their career success over whisky with two girls discussing how much height they've gained over flavored milk, and unsurprisingly, Chaeyoung's was strawberry and Dahyun's was chocolate!).
  • Angelic Beauty: Tzuyu is constantly recognized as an icon of beauty to the point in which she has been paired with literal angel imagery multiple times, notably for a Golden Disc Awards appearance, briefly in the "TWICE Song" video, and in reference to William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet in the "What Is Love?" video.
  • Arc Number: Every Twice member has a one- or two-digit number associated with them and in some music videos (e.g. "One More Time", "The Feels") they will wear uniforms with their number on it.
    • Nayeon = 9
    • Jeongyeon = 0
    • Momo = 64
    • Sana = 12
    • Jihyo = 21
    • Mina = 37 ** 
    • Dahyun = 7
    • Chaeyoung = 29
    • Tzuyu = 25
  • Biblical Motifs: The "More & More" and "I Can't Stop Me" teasers and music videos feature Garden of Eden imagery, including the classic Forbidden Fruit.
  • Brand X: Chaeyoung wears a Moschino-branded gold chain belt in outdoor scenes filmed on location for "Signal". The costumers seem to have had second thoughts about featuring the brand so prominently in close-ups, so later shots of the outfit show that the letters 'O', 'C', and 'I' have been removed from the dangling charms.
  • Big Storm Episode: The "I Got You" video has the members on a boat trapped in a rough thunderstorm.
  • Call-Back:
    • The dance for "I'm Gonna Be A Star" has Call-Backs to "Like Ooh-Ahh" and "Cheer Up"
    • In the MV for "Signal", when the girls are following the alien through the futuristic department store, they pass the camera guy who featured in the "Cheer Up" MV. There's also a lady wearing a similar hanbok to the one Dahyun wore in "Cheer Up", and being projected onto the wall is a "Cheer Up" dance video.
    • The choreography for "LIKEY" has Twice doing the hand poses for "Cheer Up", "TT", and "Signal" during Momo's part.
    • During "Brand New Girl", the members are briefly seen watching the anime used in their previous Japanese video "Candy Pop".
    • In a blink-and-you'll-miss-it flash, the video for "The Feels" shows Dahyun suddenly wearing sunglasses and holding a potted plant in a reference to her costume from "What is Love?"
    • The first pre-chorus in "Talk that Talk" has the line "Baby you know the answer YES or YES". Tzuyu, who sings that line, does the hand gestures from "Yes or Yes" in the choreography.
    • The entirety of "Celebrate" is a big call-back to their entire Japanese-region release catalogue, and each of the props references a particular music video. A toy bulldozer on the pile of gifts is a reference to "BDZ", the tennis racquet evokes the competitive game depicted in "One More Time", and the fried and iced treat is clearly a "Doughnut".
  • The Cameo: All of them (minus Dahyun, who was filming a show) appear as stylists for Conan O'Brien and Steven Yeun and as backup dancers in the video for "Fire" by JYP.
  • Charlie Chaplin Shout-Out: Chaeyoung dresses up like Chaplin during her rap verse in the "What Is Love?" video.
  • Colour-Coded for Your Convenience: Every member of Twice is identified by a specific colour, which often accompanies their name in live shows and sometimes even the superimposed Korean subtitles on their videos. For their 8th anniversary fan meetup, they wore sweatshirts sporting these colours plus their numbers mentioned above.
    • Nayeon – Baby Blue
    • Jeongyeon – Yellow-Green (or just Green)
    • Momo – Pink
    • Sana – Purple
    • Jihyo – Apricot (or Orange)
    • Mina – Mint
    • Dahyun – White
    • Chaeyoung – Red
    • Tzuyu – Blue
  • Continuity Nod: In "Knock Knock", the group flicks through a book containing drawings of themselves in the outfits they wore in "TT". They also get locked out of their house at midnight in the snow, and it's implied that they died and became ghosts, appearing to the kids in "TT".
  • Cool Bike: Jeongyeon drives a motorbike in the MV for "I Can't Stop Me".
  • Cool Car:
    • The video for "Feel Special" features Sana hiding out behind a 1976 Jaguar XJ Series 2.
    • A 1964 Lincoln Continental is the backdrop for the rap break in "Likey". In their music video commentary the group remarked on how the owner was nervous about all the dancing happening around his vehicle.
    • Jeongyeon is your chauffeur in a 1966 Volvo 122 S in the video for "Yes or Yes".
    • Chaeyoung waits out a storm safely inside a 1949 Mercury Eight in the video for "Kura Kura".
    • Nayeon poses on top of a stretch-Hummer during "POP!". During the music video reaction, Jeongyeon and Chaeyoung asked Nayeon if she got to go inside the limo… She did not.
    • "Moonlight Sunrise" features Mina and Jeongyeon splitting time behind the wheel of a 1986 BMW 7 Series.
    • The Japanese version of "TT" features the group watching a drive-in movie in a pair of candy-colored Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Carbiolets with the tops down. Another Karmann Ghia (in sleek black) is Jihyo's getaway car in "Set Me Free", and after escaping the scene of the crime she swaps to a 7th generation Dodge Charger.
    • The coastal road trip depicted in the video for Jihyo's solo song "Killin' Me Good" happens in a red 1980 Chevrolet Corvette.
  • Creator Cameo: JYP turns up at the doorstep of the house in "Knock Knock". Also a case of Biting-the-Hand Humor, as the girls' expectant faces immediately fall upon seeing him, and they slam the door on him.
  • Cross-Cast Role:
    • Some of the roles in the "What Is Love?" music video. In one scene, Chaeyoung is given a drawn-on mustache. (Behind the scenes, however, Dahyun got upset over being told that her character in one scene didn't really look like a man)
      • For her brief cameo as Albert Einstein in "SCIENTIST", they didn't have a fake moustache for her, so she cut her wig and made one herself.
    • Jeongyeon was the go-to for playing male characters (Leonardo Dicaprio's Pretty Boy Romeo; Pinocchio; etc.) before her self-imposed Girliness Upgrade. Inverted during the Ghost homage in "What is Love?" where Sana of all people spoofs Patrick Swayze and Jeongyeon is Demi Moore.
  • Cue the Sun: The "I Got You" video climaxes with Mina climbing up to the boat deck to find that the storm is gone and the sun out. The rest of the members follow suit to celebrate having survived the storm.
  • Cute Kitten: The girls created a clone of one in the "Scientist" video.
  • Does Not Know Her Own Strength: Tzuyu in the "Signal" MV nudges her alien crush, but ends up pushing him through the wall and into the classroom.
  • Double-Meaning Title: Of the Visual Pun variety for "Fancy". The song is straightforward enough in using fancy as a verb (the British sense, in that you're attracted to someone), but the music video also has the girls being very, very fancy. In fact, one of the opening shots is Nayeon atop a gigantic diamond.
  • The Driver: Jeongyeon normally gets this job and an outfit or a hero role to go with it.note 
    • The motorcycle that breaks up the staid dinner party in "I Can't Stop Me" is driven by Jeongyeon.
    • In the video for "BDZ", Jeongyeon is absent for most of the espionage and sabotage action (she's running ops in Twice's hideout) until turning up at the controls of the titular bulldozer used to save the day.
    • Jeongyeon gets the first verse of "Yes or Yes" at the wheel of a vintage European car in a chauffeur's outfit.
    • While an animated JYP drives the getaway van in "Candy Pop", he can't follow the group into the real world, so Jeongyeon takes the wheel for the final stunt jump.
  • Fake-Out Fade-Out: Used in the MV for "Set Me Free". The song seems to end with the rap verse, and the JYP logo appears on screen. Then it cuts to a shot of Twice, who are watching a film in the cinema, and the song continues.
  • The Future Is Noir: Both the dystopian future in "BDZ" and the dark digital world in which the music video for "Fancy" is set in.
  • Genre Throwback:
    • "Fancy" echoes 1990s to early 2000s pop in terms of sound and aesthetic, particularly the hyper-kitschy green screen sets. Unlike 1990s-2000s music videos, of course, this one is available in crisp 4K footage.
    • "I Can't Stop Me" had a lot of influence from 80s synthwave pop.
    • "Talk That Talk" is intended to be an homage to "Y2K" songs and styles.
  • Girlish Pigtails:
    • Sana in "Like Ooh-Ahh", when she's in her cheerleader outfit.
    • Nayeon has her hair tied like this in most, if not all, performances of "CHEER UP", and then again for "What Is Love".
    • Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Momo, and Chaeyoung in some parts of the "Happy Happy" video.
  • The Glasses Gotta Go: As the legendary nerd Mia Thermopolis, Nayeon naturally does this for the "What Is Love" MV and subsequent performances of the song where they wore their MV costumes, such as this one.
  • Graceful Ladies Like Purple: "Feel Special", their most elegant and mellow comeback yet, has a set where they're all dressed in purple or bluish purple.
  • Hair Color Dissonance:
    • Tzuyu in both "Cheer Up" and "TT". She appears to have black hair, but in "Cheer Up" it is actually tinted blue and green, and in "TT" it is purple.
    • Chaeyoung's bob in the "FANCY" era looks very blonde in the MV, but behind-the-scenes footage and subsequent performance show that it's actually hot pink.
  • Hollywood Mirage: Implied at the end of the "Dance the Night Away" MV, when the girls see a cruise ship passing the island in the distance. After a moment of staring, they all decide that they're hallucinating and go back to sleep.
  • Homage:
  • Homage Shot: The latter half of the "Talk that Talk" MV includes a sequence that is a homage to Apple's Nineteen Eighty-Four advert. The only difference is that in the MV, the drones are replaced with cats, and they are watching a clip of a cat being stroked when the hammer smashes the screen.
  • Hotter and Sexier: The concept for "FANCY" is more mature than their previous singles. Even the MV uses a darker colour scheme. They've since been slowly cranking it up to a subtle degree with each passing comeback, as they grow more experienced, thus aging them out of the cuter side of themselves that was most evident from their debut to Fancy. Their tours are an even more overt display of this happening; their Ready To Be tour has them cranking up the sexiness quite a lot more compared to past tours, for example.
  • Huge Schoolgirl: 5’8” Tzuyu is both the tallest and youngest member of TWICE, a fact that naturally lent itself to some of this imagery. In their debut MV, she is the only one in a school uniform, and also noticeably towers over the rest of TWICE.
  • Joshikousei: It's almost as if the reason for existence of the Japanese members is to provide sailor-fuku fanservice. Though, Nayeon wore one too in the "Cheer Up" MV.
  • Mad Scientist: The girls in the "Scientist" video invoke this image, but they're really more eccentric than mad.
  • Magic Music: In "Like OOH-AHH", their song is enough to make ravenous zombies harmless, so enraptured with the music that they're busy dancing with these singing humans rather than eating them.
  • Medium Blending: The "I Got You" video has an animated sequence that sets up the climax.
  • Me's a Crowd: The girls cloned themselves several times over to be their audience at the end of the "Scientist" video.
  • Minimalist Cast: The members' "Melody Project" Cover Version videos normally only have the member who recorded the cover on screen.
  • Modesty Shorts: Many of the group's performance outfits feature skorts rather than actual skirts, but even under short trousers and formalwear nearly every costume includes black shorts that serve to obscure and negate any impropriety. If you're not a dirty pervert and haven't been carefully scrutinizing every frame of every music video, modesty shorts are most evident near the end of "What is Love?" on Nayeon's costume, and also in "Wake Me Up" preserving the whole group's dignity under the athletic uniforms.
  • Ms. Fanservice: These members stand out on stage and in some videos:
    • Sana Minatozaki. She's often referred to as the "cute-sexy" member of the group, and it shows, given that she's the one most likely to attract new people in the fanbase, both male and female. Sometimes, her outfits (notably in "FANCY" and "Feel Special" stages) show off her figure in a very flattering light. Her touchy nature with her fellow members certainly adds to this.
    • Momo. Like Sana, some of her outfits are noticeably less modest compared to the other girls, to show off her more muscular (and curvier) body. Her more fanservice-y outfits increased as the group matured from their cutie concept, starting in "FANCY" era, and have peaked with their Ready To Be tour featuring her in more shorts, more revealing outfits, and more midriff-bearing tops that show off her chiseled abs than ever before, along with a pole dancing performance to go with it. Needless to say, the grown-up era of Twice has done her especially well.
    • Nayeon has more fanservice than usual in the "Pop!" video, in which she sports an Unlimited Wardrobe of revealing outfits.
    • Jihyo also got this treatment after getting a glow-up in later years, her outfits especially tending to accent her strong body. Her solo debut makes this even more obvious, and her outfits were often very sexy.
    • Mina has become this in more recent years, particularly since their Ready To Be tour. She's always had shades of it over the years to a small degree, but it's really come to the forefront with the most notorious examples being her casually sexy dance moves, her skimpier outfits and her performing a seductive cover of Ariana Grande's 7 Rings on-stage that's complete with booty shorts, ass shaking, and twerking.
  • My Friends... and Zoidberg:
    • Invoked in Momo's special video for "Like Ooh-Ahh", as the rest of the group can't be bothered to dance along with her when she's not looking.
      • Tzuyu's video is similar, with the difference being that the others are in the back of the bus and are more interested in interacting with the zombies outside while she's not looking at all.
    • Parts of the "Knock Knock" video show clips of the group chucking pillows with whoever is standing in the middle of the shot. When it's Tzuyu's turn, the other members are too busy fighting amongst themselves to pay attention to her.
  • Non-Uniform Uniform: So far, this has been their preferred approach to stage outfits.
  • Oh, Crap!: In the "Knock Knock" MV, when they realize they've been locked out of the house.
  • Palette Swap:
    • Most notable during the "Cheer Up" era, where several uniform sets were identical in all but colour.
    • Their performance of "Fancy" at Music Bank featured pink versions of the V Live Showcase costumes.
  • Product Placement: The bridge of the "What Is Love?" music video has an advertisement for Acuvue contact lenses when Dahyun, known for her bad eyesight, holds a box as its logo appears onscreen. This is nowhere near as blatant in the Japanese version of the MV (which lacked sponsorship).
    • Other product placement has been more subtle. In a case of visible fashion logos, Nike athleisure tops and trousers are featured prominently in the music video for 'Better' and Sana sports an activewear dress from the Adidas x Gucci line in 'Hare Hare'. The dance practice video for 'Scientist' features Jeongyeon in a pink New York Yankees wool cap, a function of the group's Major League Baseball promotional relationship.
    • Then there's the super-expensive Marchesa Notte eveningwear gowns that show up on Mina, Sana, Momo, Dahyun, Jihyo and Jeongyeon in 'I Can't Stop Me', each of which cost something like $3,000 at the time that they filmed the video. No logos or visible branding though, because when you're Up Marketing then the people of discernment already know what it is you're selling to them and everybody else can just remain clueless.
  • Pun: "Twice Square", a location that shows up in more than one music video, most notably "Yes or Yes", is sort of a riff on New York City's famous Times Square (which they have visited and taken obligitory selfies).
  • Red String of Fate: Momo and Dahyun are tied together by a red ribbon in the "I Got You" video. The whole group is tied together by the literal red string in the animated sequence to symbolize their True Companions bond.
  • Roger Rabbit Effect: The "Candy Pop" video features a little girl watching an anime featuring the animated Twice members, who become real partway into the video. Near the end of the video, the members crash into the real world, much to the little girl's delight.
  • Sliding Scale of Beauty: In the music videos, Tzuyu usually varies between being considered World-class and Divine level, to the point that she usually fills the role of Angelic Beauty.
  • Sequel Hook: This has happened in more than one music video.
    • "Cheer Up" ends with the bass-line from "Touchdown" (downplayed example as both songs are on the same EP.
    • Similarly, the opening of the "Likey" MV starts with the instrumental for "Ding Dong" (on the same album, Twicetagram) playing for a few seconds before the song proper begins. It ends with a teaser for their next title song "Heart Shaker".
    • "TT" ends with the opening notes of "Knock Knock" playing over a "To be continued…" screen.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: Invoked for "Likey". The lyrics speak of the narrator desperately wanting her crush to notice her, so she dolls herself up. The music video captures this theme by using a highly prettifying filter on the girls, and the styling generally just makes the already-lovely girls look even more flawless.
  • Shout-Out: Momo does the "Nico-nico-nii" pose in the music video for "TT".
  • The Show Must Go On: The video for "Perfect World" shows Twice performing on a small stage in front of a sparse audience of men. As the group delivers their brush-off message, the set behind them falls down, the lighting rig collapses, the stage catches fire and a car crashes through the side of the theater. But nothing will stop them from finishing the performance and making their polite but firm point.
  • Sudden Downer Ending: "Knock Knock" music video has a very happy and fun tone, so the implication that Twice freeze to death is very dark.
  • The Tease: In early MVs such as "Like Ooh-Ahh" and "Cheer Up", Jihyo is prone to flirting with the camera (winking at it, sometimes simultaneously biting her lip as she smirks).
    • Nayeon does this nearly as often, for example in "SCIENTIST".
  • Toon Transformation: Inverted in "Candy Pop" wherein the members transform from anime characters to real, living humans. Amusingly, they continue to move at the anime standard 15fps (half the framerate of the video itself) or less before they make it to the real world.
  • Touched by Vorlons: In the "Signal" music video, the girls all receive superpowers by coming into contact with the alien love interest. They are all as follows:
  • Translated Cover Version: This is the entire point of the #TWICE series – Japanese adaptations of the group's Korean title tracks. As of 2023 there have been four entries totaling 20 songs. In addition, "More & More", "I Can't Stop Me", "Cry For Me", and "Set Me Free" have full-English versions. "The Feels" has an alternate cut partially translated into Korean by Chaeyoung only available on the Formula Of Love physical album.
  • The Unreveal: When it was announced that the knocking at the door in "TT" was a hint for their next single ("Knock Knock" as noted above), many a fan speculated that Somi – one of the girls eliminated at the end of SIXTEEN who had not yet debuted – would be making a cameo appearance, or be added to the group via introduction in the video. Fast forward a few months, and the person at the door was… a dorky JYP.
  • Wardrobe Malfunction: Momo has experienced many of these.
    • For one performance of "Like Ooh-Ahh", the knot holding Momo's shirt together comes undone. Despite Tzuyu and Nayeon's attempts to help fix her shirt, Momo ended up doing most of the dance with one hand holding her shirt in place.
    • Momo loses her shoe while performing Signal.
    • During one comeback stage for Likey, both of Momo's earrings fly off during the dance break – they were clip-ons because she refused for a long time to pierce her ears.

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