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  • Americans Hate Tingle: As per usual to the K-pop music genre, TWICE is loved by many people outside Korea (including Japan), but to other (foreign) Japanese music fans, they disliked (while others hated) the band for some reason. However, as TWICE's (extreme) fans started a war between the K-pop and J-pop fandoms due to the girl group being placed second in the Shibuya Note Awards 2018 ceremony, the band and the fandom (mostly the group's stans) themselves is pretty much despised by several, often to the point of mockery.
  • And You Thought It Would Fail: Twice's Japanese debut was met with extreme skepticism. Many pointed out the Japanese music scene is different at their debut time from the so-called Golden Age of K-pop; during that same period in Japan, the idol scene was booming, that's why Golden Age idols managed to succeed, but at the time of Twice's debut the idol scene was waning. However, Twice proved skeptics wrong as their debut album was certified platinumnote  in one month.
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    • Momo was barely included in the final lineup, in fact she was eliminated from Sixteen before being brought back the later episodes. However, she has since become the biggest stan attractor note  internationally.
  • Archive Binge: Even at the beginning of their career, they have had a large number variety show appearances.
  • Base-Breaking Character: Momo is popular, but some detractors mention that she's Cute, but Cacophonic and her nasally voice sounds very grating sometimes - it's especially noticeable during "Signal", "Likey" and the Japanese version of "TT".
  • Broken Base: A very slight one. Are their MR Removed videos and Immortal Song performance cause for concern and/or evidence that the group is simply coasting? Or are people being too harsh, and not understanding that MR Removed videos technically don't work the way they are supposed to, as they can actually distort the audio and impair things further?
    • Their cover of the Jackson Five's "I Want You Back". Some say that it's amazing and love it, but others argue that the girls appear to be singing too high (leading them to sound strained), their English sounds slurred and muddy, the song itself seems like it was rushed out and that they used the first take of certain members' voices (see here for a prime example - Mina sounds flat and off-key). Members of the first group tend to remind the second group that it is an extremely difficult song to sing anyways, and that Michael Jackson himself had trouble singing it in his later years (he first sang it as a child, allowing him to have a much higher range).
      • The one thing people agree on for this song is that Jeongyeon knocked it out of the park in terms of attitude and vocal ability.
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  • Fandom Rivalry: A rather nasty one (though applied with the extreme fans) with Aqours' fans due to the said group won first place at Shibuya Note Awards 2018, with TWICE held second place.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: In Korea, Nayeon and Dahyun are the most popular members, but internationally the popularity of the non-Korean members blows the others out the water. Tzuyu is by far the most popular member, her individual teasers and fancams receive the most views and likes, and the distance from her videos to the second most popular is huge, often two or three times as much. She is even more popular than the Japanese members in Japan.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: At a fan signing, Nayeon revealed that she was in a car accident when she was younger and as a result, her left leg is incredibly weaker than her right. The discovery of this has not only made the fandom collectively wince and worry, but made some moments in the past quite painful to look at.
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  • Heartwarming Moments: Nayeon noticing Red Velvet's Yeri crying and immediately going over to comfort her.
  • Les Yay: Ramped Up to Eleven in the "What Is Love?" MV. Various ship teases amongst the members are shown throughout.
  • Memetic Loser: After the Shibuya Music Awards 2018 ceremony, just about the majority of the Love Live! Sunshine!! fans mocked the existence of the girl group (and their fandoms as well), often to the point of ridiculing the singers' appearances by calling them "plastics" (as per norm to other Korean Pop artists), and seeing them as inferiors compared to Aqours. To add even more fuel to the fire; it barely helped that some of TWICE's stans actually shuts down a Love Live!-themed fanpage in Facebook once.
  • Memetic Mutation: Sana's pronunciation of her line "Shy Shy Shy" in "Cheer Up" as "Sha Sha Sha" became a meme in Korean websites and caught on internationally as well note . Many Korean celebrities used it too in their social media. It has been compared with Sohee's "Omona", a big meme that took Korea by storm back in 2007.
  • She Really Can Act: Nayeon was supposed to do some Toilet Humor in one of her variety appearances, and fans were impressed at how effortlessly and naturally she acted something as embarrassing as this.
  • Values Dissonance: Many international fans questioned JYP's decision for letting underage Tzuyu do a provocative dance in the LG U/Huawei commercial.
  • The Woobie: Jihyo. Despite being the leader and main vocalist, she's consistently ranked lowest on popularity polls, and is often the subject of fan ridicule (she was referred to as "Twice's visual hole" due to her weight/appearance - yeah, sure - and has had taunts about her weight publicly thrown at her by people at fan meetings). It's enough to make you want to give the poor girl a hug.
    • Thankfully, she's gotten better since their debut, and she's even gained a lot of respect from fans for gradually shedding the weight. She looks just as great as the rest of the group now, if not better.
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