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  • Broken Base:
    • Kikwang using blackface on a reality TV program and acting out African-American stereotypes. The international fandom was not pleased, with several international K-pop news outlets censoring any mention of the incident. Granted, the program was scripted, the cast was told exactly what to do, and South Korea itself didn't have a problem with it all, but several fans believe Kikwang still should have refused to do it if he could.
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    • International fans are divided as to whether Yoseob's reason for defending a Girl Group member from some of the group's more antagonistic fans is either chivalrous or sexist (and whether there is a difference), arguing with each other whenever the issue is brought up.
    • Hyunseung's departure from the group came on the heels of an "attitude controversy" - Cube gave clearance for him to miss schedules, and some felt that he had shown unprofessional behavior - that split the fan base into those who feel Hyunseung was a dead weight and are glad he left, and those who feel the witch hunt was uncalled for. Cube's official statement that differences in musical style and personality were the reason for the departure, coupled with Hyunseung's visible unhappiness in the group, have only stirred more disagreement as to whether something went wrong in the group dynamics, and who was to blame.
  • Funny Moments:
    • The aftermath of Kikwang uploading a picture on Twitter:
      Fans: Kikwang oppa, it’s not supposed to be BEUTY, it should be BEAUTY or B2UTY.
      Kikwang: To everyone, I am not an idiot. Haha, I wrote it like that on purpose. The word is a combination of Beauty and B2UTY, it is part of my own language, please do not misunderstand.
      Fans: Oppa is not an idiot.
    • Kikwang getting pranked by Yoseob in their pre-debut documentary.
      Yoseob: KIKWANG! That island over there is Japan! (points to an island in the beach's horizon)
      Kikwang: Really?! (shocked face)
  • Heartwarming Moments:
    • Whenever they win on a music program.
    • Kikwang was the one who introduced Yoseob to Cube Entertainment, and Yoseob in turn introduced Hyunseung as well. Doojoon was inspired to become a singer after watching Hyunseung in the Big Bang documentary. Doojoon, Kikwang, and Dongwoon were friends while they were all training with JYP Entertainment. This means that the most of the group was already connected before they started training as an actual group.
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    • "...we started to hear comments like 'Beast isn't the recycled group, but the rediscovered group'..."
    • Junhyung and Yoseob's duet Thanks To. It was written especially for the fans and is about how grateful they are for all of the support they've received.
    • Hyunseung reuniting with G-Dragon of Big Bang backstage at a music show. G-Dragon was cuddly and giggly and Hyunseung even gave a rare genuine smile.
  • Earworm: Not as bad as other K-pop acts, but there's Mystery.
  • Fridge Brilliance:
    • Most international fans won't get it right away, but Junhyung's old stage name was Poppin' Dragon because he was known in XING for dancing and because his last name, Yong, means "Dragon" in Korean.
    • Hyunseung's old stage name SO-1 has two possible meanings: wanting to be the best and "wish", which sounds like "so-won" in Korean.
    • The fandom name, B2UTY, is a play on the group's original name B2ST. Together they form B2uty and the Beast.
  • Ho Yay: The members play it up during their reality shows and during actual performances.
  • Moment of Awesome: The group winning the daesang at the 2011 Melon Awards. More specifically, there's Yoseob providing his own fan-service while he's at it.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Hyunseung after he didn't participate in the fanmeeting and his "attitude" problem starts, and how he leaves the group was considered unforgivable.
  • Never Live It Down:
    • Doojoon's red underwear was shown on national television. And they looked pink. No one is yet to forget,
    • Hyunseung's stint as a Big Bang candidate, seeing as the group is so popular. Things have gotten better though, and it's eventually stopped being mentioned.
    • Many instances of the Gratuitous English in their songs and reality shows.
      Junhyung: We are happiness.
      Yoseob: Car wash self customer is king.
      Kikwang: My tall is 170 centimeters.
    • Kikwang believing an island off the coast of the beach they were on was Japan.
  • Portmanteau Couple Name:
    • There are a lot within the group, including Dooseob, 2Jun, Junseung, Junseob, Kiwoon, Kiseung, etc.
    • Interactions with other K-pop idol groups also follow this formula: MST for MBLAQ+Beast and 4Beast for 4Minute+Beast.
  • Shipping: Seeing as they play up the fanservice and Ho Yay, this was inevitable.
  • The Scrappy: Which person who fans despise the most? It's Hyunseung, that's who. Of course due to he reaches Moral Event Horizon and how after he leaves the group, causing several fans have gone as far as saying that Hyunseung should live happily with his party buddies and don't ever mention the group's name ever again.
  • Special Effect Failure:
    • The use of a green screen in their self-made "Mystery" MV.
    • Their Beautiful MV has Kikwang doing this when Yoseob and Dongwoon mess up their dance routine.
  • Values Dissonance:
    • The blackface incident, as mentioned on Broken Base, brought backlash from everyone except people in South Korea as the negative implications of blackface aren't understood all that well there.
    • Yoseob's reasoning for defending a Girl Group member from out-of-line B2UTIES. In patriarchal South Korea, he was celebrated for bravely speaking out against the harassment because it is a widespread problem most Idol Singers are not willing to face for fear of angering their fanbases. To the international fans, however, his reasoning that he defended her because she was a girl rather than just because he felt it was wrong led to arguments as to whether he was being chivalrous or sexist.
    Yoseob: "I’m a man, so I can hold it in to a certain point, but that [Rainbow’s Jaekyung] is a woman. I know that she was hurt by the ordeal, which is what led me to write that Twitter post.


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