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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 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 nationality (Momo, Sana, Mina) and one is Taiwanese (Tzuyu).

The group debuted a few months later 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.

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Amidst comebacks, 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 note , forcing her to make a video apology. Reactions to this have been extreme, from (allegedly) influencing the elections in Taiwan in favor of the pro-independence party, to the Chinese government censoring searches for the controversy in order to defend her.

However, things for them seem to be improving as their popularity is continuously growing. So much so that they've been rather controversially called 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.

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     Members 
  • Jihyo (Park Jihyonote , born February 1, 1997) - Leader, Main vocalist
  • Nayeon (Im Nayeon, born September 22, 1995) - Lead vocalist, center
  • Jeongyeon (Yoo Jeongyeonnote , 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) - Lead dancer, sub-vocalist
  • Mina (Mina Myouinote , born March 24, 1997) - Lead dancer, sub-vocalist
  • Dahyun (Kim Dahyun, born May 28. 1998) - Lead rapper, sub-vocalist
  • Chaeyoung (Son Chaeyoung, born April 23, 1999) - Main rapper, sub-vocalist
  • Tzuyu (Chou Tzuyu, born June 14, 1999) – Sub-vocalist, dancer
    Discography 

Korean Discography

Extended Plays

Studio Albums

Japanese Discography

Extended Plays

Studio Albums

Singles

  • I Want You Back (released June 2018, part of a tie-in for the film "Sensei Kunshu")


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     General 

  • Affectionate Parody: Jeongyeon, Tzuyu, Chaeyoung and Dahyun did one of the hit Korean Drama Descendants of the Sun for Twice's Elegant Private Life.
  • Angelic Beauty: Tzuyu is so beautiful that she's been paired with literal angel imagery multiple times.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Tzuyu has a reputation for being this. 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.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Although fully Korean and on the paler side, Jihyo's features tend to make people remark that she looks rather different from the usual idea of what a Korean person looks like. Nayeon even thought she was part-Indian at first meeting.
  • Bare Your Midriff: It's a K-pop girl group. Momo, in particular, is popular for her abs.
  • Beauty Spot: Chaeyoung has one under her lower lip. It's particularly noticeable near the end of the "Cheer Up" MV.
  • Bifauxnen: So far, that's how Jeongyeon has been 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.
    • Chaeyoung as well at certain points in time. Although Jeongyeon is better-known than Chaeyoung for her Boyish Short Hair days; Chaeyoung, for the record, seemed to really embrace the Bifauxnen image more than Jeongyeon.
  • Big Eater: All of TWICE's members love snacks (see their reaction to Sana's Cheer Up set), but the most eating obsessed of them all has to be Momo.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead:
    • For "Like Ooh-Ahh", Momo was blonde; Jihyo, Mina, and Jeongyeon all had red hair; and everyone else was brunette.
    • For "Cheer Up", Sana's blonde; Mina has red hair; Jeongyeon, Momo, and Jihyo are brunettes; and Chaeyoung is more reddish-brown.
  • Boyish Short Hair: Jeongyeon had this up until "Signal". Chaeyoung had short hair for "Like Ooh-Ahh" and "Cheer Up," and has since gone down to a short bob for "Knock Knock."
  • Brutal Honesty: Even though Tzuyu is the youngest, she's notorious for being very blunt with the other members.
  • Catchphrase: Twice always introduces themselves with "One in a million! Hello, we are Twice!"
  • 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.
  • The Cutie: Chaeyoung became notorious of this when dressed up as Harry Potter for Halloween.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Mina has always been a visual and lead vocalist, but not the main, center, or leader. After she took a break from the group because of her health problems, however (later revealed to be anxiety disorder per professional diagnosis), she's been the focus of their latest comeback.
  • 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: The group has been called the next Girls' Generation. After all, they are a girl group from a large company with nine members, and have enjoyed immense popularity so far, comparisons were bound to happen.
    • However, JYP's original intention was to make them into an upgraded and more "natural and friendly" version of their predecessors Wonder Girls and miss A.
    • Jeongyeon used to be an expy of Amber, as admitted by Park Jin-Young (founder of JYPE).
  • Fanservice: It's a K-pop girl group, they live and breathe on this. Cosplay seems to be a popular form of fanservice with this group though.
  • 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.
  • 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: Jeongyeon adores animals and has done lots of volunteer work with her sister.
  • Fun Personified: Dahyun. 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.
  • Gamer Chick: Mina is one in One of Us levels.
  • Girliness Upgrade: Jeongyeon was the group's designated Bifauxnen for its first few years, but eventually imposed a Girliness Upgrade 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), but this probably applies the most to Nayeon. She has said that she wants to be "the Nation's BFF".
  • Hair Flip: When Tzuyu did one in Idol Olympics, she went viral even in Western sites.
  • 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.
  • I Didn't Mean to Turn You On: A fan-taken picture of Mina coming out of her car went viral among K-pop fans for how effortlessly good she looked.
    • Mina went viral again, this time on a radio show when she just wanted to scratch her neck.
    • Sana and Momo went viral in Korea just for looking seductive while looking at the camera. Some international, non K-pop related sites picked it up too and had the same reaction.
  • Idol Singer: Why, of course. And they've become K-Pop's hugest examples in the 2010s.
  • It's All About Me: Although part of it is clearly a joke, Nayeon 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!
  • Kansai Regional Accent: Mina, Sana, and Momo, being that they ARE from the Kansai region note .
  • The Klutz: Sana is definitely qualified.
  • Large Ham: Dahyun's known as the meme of the group, and her "eagle dance" has reached Memetic Mutation status.
  • The Leader: Jihyo is an example of the second type. Despite not being the oldest, she got this position by having trained under JYP for 10 years.
  • Lethal Chef: 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.
  • 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.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Sana's referred to as the cute-sexy member of the group.
    • Also on the sexy side of the Twice spectrum: Chaeyoung, Tzuyu, Jihyo (particularly when her... er, assets are emphasized, which is often) and Nayeon, whose outfits in "Feel Special" were all consistently Fanservicey.
  • Multicolored Hair: Dahyun is well-known for her ever-changing hair color.
  • Otaku: In the full meaning of the word, Mina, who has Anime pillows. That's not just Anime fan, that's advanced Anime fan.
  • 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.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Jeongyeon, Sana, and Chaeyoung's ideal boyfriend outfit is heavily pink. The shirt is bright pink and so is the hat. Sana even says that a man who looks good in pink is attractive. The other girls' only criticisms for this look are that the ripped jeans don't look as nice and their chosen wristwatch is incongruous with the rest of the ensemble.
  • "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.
  • She's Got Legs: The members' toned legs are often shown off with leg-baring ensembles.
  • Shrinking Violet: Mina and Tzuyu are the quietest members of the group. Deconstructed with Mina; she isn't merely shy, but is suffering from anxiety disorder.
  • 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 Name Drop: "Like Ooh-Ahh" has the line "better think about it twice." Lampshaded by GFRIEND when they performed their cover of the song, and changed it to "better think about it GFriend".
  • Singer-Songwriter: Chaeyoung writes her own raps at night.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Jeongyeon's name is sometimes romanized as Jungyeon instead.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Downplayed. While hardly Amazonian in height, famed beauty Tzuyu stands at an impressive 5′8″.
  • The Stoic: Tzuyu is prone to being rigid and not expressing emotions easily, mainly 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.
  • Stylistic Suck: Done in one of the special "Cheer Up" dance videos, when the dance break takes place in front of a "broken" green screen.
  • Surprisingly Good Foreign Language: When Twice gave their acceptance speeches at the Golden Disk Awards, Mina and Tzuyu spoke theirs in Japanese and Mandarin, respectively. Sana and Momo are also fluent in Japanese. Justified trope as Mina, Sana, and Momo are Japanese and Tzuyu is Taiwanese.
  • Surprisingly Good English: Averted with Mina. She was born in Texas, but did not reside long enough in the USA to have learned fluent English, contrary to common fan belief. She does, however, reputedly have amazing pronunciation whenever she's tasked to speak English. This is evidenced by her flawless delivery of the Gratuitous English introductory lines of "Yes or Yes."
  • Team Mom: Nayeon occasionally becomes this to the other members. For instance, during a rehersal for "TT", she saves Momo from falling off the stage; and during the actual performance, she pulls Momo back from the edge.
  • 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.
  • 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, and TWICE have the same "s" sound, but only Wonder Girls and TWICE share the syllable "스" (miss A is written as 미쓰에이 in Korean).
  • Those Two Guys: Chaeyoung and Dahyun are quite the dynamic duo. They're often introduced together, isolated from the rest of the group, in music videos. Justified by their positions as the group's rappers.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Momo really, really loves Jokbal (Pigs' feet).
  • The Unpronounceable: Tzuyu's name pronunciation has been a topic of debate. Korean doesn't have the same phonemic inventory as Chinese, so they try to approximate 子瑜 note  as much as possible with 쯔위 "jjeu-wi" or "Chewy" which is very different from the pronunciation in Mandarin. Her name is alternatively transliterated as Ziyú 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 Chinese. To settle the differences, fans have given Tzuyu the affectionate nickname "Chewy" based on her Korean pronunciation.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: 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.
  • 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.

     Tropes that apply to their songs 

  • 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!"
  • 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.
  • "Do It Yourself" Theme Tune: They have a theme song!
  • Emoticon: The title and chorus hook of "TT" derives from an emoticon used to signify crying.
  • Gratuitous English: It's present in some of their songs.
  • J-Pop: Although known mainly as a K-Pop group, they consistently release official Japanese versions of their songs or original songs in Japanese.
  • Mondegreen: Some Korean netizens criticized Mina's pronunciation in "Likey" and the more vocal ones claimed that she ruined the mood of the song. Her part in question included the words "bujokhandae" (부족한데), but the way she pronounced it sounded a lot like the words like "bujogatnae" (부좆같네), which means "fuck this" in Korean.
  • 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.)
  • Pun-Based Title: One of their album titles, "Twice Square," is evidently a riff on Times Square.
  • Refrain from Assuming: It's easy to tell what the title is from the choruses in the majority of TWICE singles, but a Japanese release has them singing, "Oh, gimme more, gimme more!" in the chorus. The title is not Gimme More, but One More Time.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Well, single girl seeks good boy, as they're so young at the time. 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.
  • A Wild Rapper Appears!: Usually the domain of Chaeyoung and Dahyun.

     Tropes that apply to their music videos or performances 

  • Action Survivor: The girls in "BDZ." For instance, Mina's method of attack against a Consummate Professional law enforcement agent is... distracting him through her cuteness. (Sadly, it doesn't work.)
  • 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.
  • 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 is dressed up like Charles Chaplin during her rap verse in the "What Is Love?" video.
  • 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."
  • Crapsack World: The setting for the "BDZ" MV.
  • 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 in disappointment.
  • 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.)
    • Jeongyeon was the go-to for playing male characters (Leonardo Dicaprio's Pretty Boy Romeo; Pinocchio; etc.) before her self-imposed Girliness Upgrade.
  • 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.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Tzuyu, who is actually the darkest-skinned member of TWICE, is transformed into a pallid, vampiric Elegant Gothic Lolita in "TT."
  • 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.
  • 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 Hollywood 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.
  • Halloween Episode: The "TT" MV takes place in a haunted house where two children go trick and treating. There, they meet TWICE dressed up in different costumes. The MV ends in a cliffhanger with the children scared.
  • Head-Turning Beauty: The sight of Jihyo elicits the most blatantly unchaste reactions from the government agents in "BDZ."
  • 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:
    • The Cheer Up MV revolves around this trope. To be more precise, Nayeon homages the movie Scream, Mina the Japanese movie Love Letter, Sana Sailor Moon, Tzuyu Breakfast at Tiffany's, Momo Resident Evil, Jeongyeon the Hongkongese movie Chungking Express, Jihyo homages Bring It On, Chaeyoung can be homageing any Spaghetti Western, and Dahyun the Korean movie Hwang Jin Yi.
    • The TT MV has the girls dressed in different costumes from popular franchises. Momo as Tinkerbell note , Jihyo as Elsa note , and Jeongyeon as Pinocchio have the most faithful costume reproductions. Sana dressed as a superhero, Mina as a pirate, Chaeyoung as a mermaid, Dahyun as the Easter Bunny, and Nayeon as the devil don't homage a particular franchise, but they are popular Halloween costumes. Tzuyu's costume has been subject to many different theories note , but was confirmed in the "making of"- video to be a vampire costume.
    • The What Is Love? MV pays homage to more films. Nayeon becomes Mia Thermopolis, Jeongyeon and Sana homage the classic pottery scene from Ghost, Mina and Dahyun recreate the headphone scene from the French classic La Boum, Sana and Tzuyu participate in the Twist Contest, Jihyo pines over Jeongyeon in their version of Love Letter, Momo and Tzuyu recreate an iconic dance scene taken from La La Land, Tzuyu and Jeongyeon recreate the fateful meeting of Romeo and Juliet from across the fish tank, and Chaeyoung shows off Mathilda's various disguises for Dahyun's Leon in their homage of The Professional.
    • Stray Kids in turn often do homage to them. Felix especially loves to dance to their songs.
  • Hot as Hell: A Girl Next Door version of Nayeon is beleaguered by a bunch of devil Nayeons in "TT." Said devil Nayeons are wearing a figure-hugging red dress, harmless-looking little horns, and lipstick — and, of course, look like Im Nayeon. Certainly more glamorous than the usual imaginings of the devil.
  • Hotter and Sexier: The concept for "Fancy" is more mature than their previous singles. Even the MV uses a darker colour scheme.
  • 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.
  • Jump Scare: There are two in "TT": Tzuyu's first materialization and the lightning strike during Sana's second solo.
  • The Knights Who Say "Squee!": The law enforcement agents in "BDZ" are giddy fanboys for TWICE, but still have to do their job in maintaining the music video's Crapsack World.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Odango Hair: Sana has these in both "Like Ooh-Ahh" and "Cheer Up". Momo rocks this look for "TT".
    • Nayeon receives this treatment in the "Knock Knock" music video's slumber party scenes.
  • 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.
  • The Power of Friendship: Of the "You Are Not Alone" variety in the "Feel Special" music video. Certain members are trapped in situations/locations — Chaeyoung is in some kind of futuristic, stark-white dome; Tzuyu is literally inside a dollhouse; Sana sits in despair, trying to find shelter from rain as the only person without an umbrella in the city; Jihyo is in a room full of TV sets; Nayeon is in a diamond-encrusted room; Jeongyeon is on a luxurious seat reminiscent of a throne, in addition to other regal imagery. They're isolated and acutely feel this loneliness, as you can tell from their forlorn faces. Then, they each meet another member: Chaeyoung's dome opens up to Mina, who has been traversing a forest (also of the sci-fi/fantasy nature); Momo chances upon Tzuyu's dollhouse; Dahyun, who is carrying an umbrella, smiles at Sana; Nayeon's image appears on the TV sets and she smiles at Jihyo. The exception is Jeongyeon. Driving the theme of friendship saving one from loneliness home, Jeongyeon sees another version of herself, except undeniably much happier and surrounded by the rest of the girls.
  • 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."
  • Sequel Hook: "TT" ends with the opening notes of "Knock Knock" playing over a "To be continued..." screen.
  • The Unreveal: When it was announced that the knocking at the door in "TT" was a hint for their next single, many a fan speculated that Somi 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...an Adorkable JYP.
  • 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).
  • Toon Transformation: Inverted in "Candy Pop," wherein the members transform from anime characters to real, living humans.
  • 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:
  • Visual Title Drop: A bulldozer appears near the end of the MV for "BDZ".
  • 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.

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