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From left to right: Eunsang, Seungwoo, Seungyoun, Hangyul, Wooseok, Yohan, Hyeongjun, Dongpyo, Junho, Minhee, Dohyon

X1 (Korean: 엑스원) is an 11-member South-Korean boyband that debuted on August 27, 2019 with the mini-album Emergency: Quantum Leap, after forming on the fourth season of the idol survival show Produce X 101. The group was originally planned to promote for five years, but on January 6, 2020, they were disbanded due to a controversy regarding vote-rigging on the survival program.

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  • Seungwoo (Han Seungwoo, born December 24, 1994) - Leader, Main Vocal
  • Seungyoun (Cho Seungyoun, born August 5, 1996) - Main Vocal, Lead Rapper
  • Wooseok (Kim Wooseok, born October 27, 1996) - Lead Vocal, Visual
  • Yohan (Kim Yohan, born September 22, 1999) - Lead Rapper, Vocal, Center, Face of the Group
  • Hangyul (Lee Hangyul, born December 7, 1999) - Main Dancer, Lead Vocal
  • Junho (Cha Junho, born July 9, 2002) - Vocal, Visual
  • Dongpyo (Son Dongpyo, born September 9, 2002) - Lead Dancer, Vocal
  • Minhee (Kang Minhee, born September 17, 2002) - Vocal
  • Eunsang (Lee Eunsang, born October 26, 2002) - Vocal
  • Hyeongjun (Song Hyeongjun, born November 30, 2002) - Lead Dancer, Rapper, Vocal
  • Dohyon (Nam Doyhon, born November 10, 2004) - Main Rapper, Maknae

Emergency: Quantum Leap (2019)

X1 provides examples of the following tropes:

  • Affectionate Nickname: After an incident where Eunsang repeatedly misread Wooseok saying "pretty" as various words including "priki," fans have referred to Eunsang as "priki" and "our priki boy."
  • Animal Motif: Wooseok is often said to look like a cat, Yohan is a bunny due to his large front teeth, and Dohyon is a hamster because of his chubby cheeks.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: Dohyon is not only the youngest member, he is two years younger than the next member in age, and ten years younger than the oldest member. Predictably, he gets babied a lot.
    • Dongpyo is cute and short, so he also gets babied a lot.
  • Badass Adorable: Yohan is very cute especially with his bunny teeth, but was competitive in taekwando.
  • Big Brother Bully: Yohan is this to Dongpyo, constantly teasing him and babying him, much to Dongpyo's displeasure.
  • Big Eater: Dohyon is constantly eating and eats a lot of food, due to the fact that he's only 15.
  • Bishōnen: Wooseok has very pretty and delicate features.
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  • Catchphrase: Fly high, X1!
  • Child Popstar: Dohyon was only 14 when X1 debuted.
  • Comic Trio: Seungyoun, Hangyul, and Dohyon.
  • Death Is a Slap on the Wrist: After auditioning for Produce X, Hyeongjun and Minhee recieve the X Rank, which is implied and understood by all the trainees to mean they will be eliminated on the spot. In reality, they are sent to a special training center to learn basic skills and the next week join all the other trainees again.
  • Family Business: Seungwoo's older sister is an ex-idol and actor.
    • Yohan comes from a family of competitive taekwondo players, which made it difficult for him to tell them he wanted to quit and become a singer.
  • Funny Background Event: While members were solemnly choosing X1's leader one by one, the rest of the members were messing around in the back.
  • Hates Being Touched: Dongpyo hates it when the members baby him, mostly excepting Seungwoo.
  • Hidden Depths: Junho. At the start of Produce X, he was called a robot for his expressionlessness and seeming aloofness. In truth, he is a goofy jokester who is just a little shy.
  • Inelegant Blubbering: In Produce X 101, Minhee, Hyeongjun, and especially Dongpyo and Wooseok, all cried heavily when they made it into the final lineup. When Seungwoo was announced, Dongpyo cried a second time.
    • Hyeongjun broke down under the stress of being the X Rank's leader.
  • Large and in Charge: Seungwoo is the leader of the group and the tallest member.
  • The Leader: Seungwoo was picked unanimously by the members to be the leader.
  • Like a Son to Me: Seungwoo and Dongpyo developed a father-and-son relationship during Produce X.
  • Lovable Jock: Yohan competed in taekwondo for 13 years, and is very friendly and instantly likable.
  • The Napoleon: Wooseok, though not the shortest member, is still short by kpop standards and hates it being pointed out.
  • Older Than They Look: Dongpyo is 5'5note  and has a very babyish face, so many are surpised to learn that he's not the maknae.
  • Prone to Tears: Hyeongjun is known to cry very easily.
  • The Quiet One: Junho. Don't be fooled though; he can be as chaotic as the rest of the members.
  • Singer-Songwriter: Seungyoun, aka WOODZ. After his time as a member of UNIQ, he began gaining fame as a producer, only to decide he missed the stage and enter Produce X.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Before Dohyon's name was officially romanized, fans spelled it as Dohyun.
  • Stage Names: Seungyoun is known as WOODZ when producing/composing and for solo activities.
  • Surprisingly Good English: Seungyoun and Dohyon are both fluent in English, in Dohyon's case because he studied abroad.
  • Surprisingly Good Foreign Language: Seunyoun speaks Portuguese, Mandarin, and Tagalog.
  • Teen Idol: Six out of eleven members are teenagers.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Hangyul and Wooseok are constantly bickering and roughhousing with each other.
  • Younger Than They Look: Hangyul has a very mature face, so it's surprising to people to learn that he's only 20.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Throughout Produce X, Eunsang sported bright red hair.

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