4:50 pm - 11/05/2018

The Super Power References in Exo's Tempo MV


I've been working on summary post for Exo's lore and superpowers and it's getting to be way too all-encompassing so here's a smaller chunk. These corny mfs are at it again with the TEMPO MVs and I live for it.


gif cred. sehunicorn

Overhead through the whole MV is a lightning storm. The first shot in the MV is of the storm and then Chen's opening line.

Eclipses have been used a lot in relation to Baekhyun's power.

shows up as a fog around both him and a few other people, such as Kai who's in the same scene as him

the chess board is made of "ice-like pieces" and the flower beds are made with earth.

there's a lot of liquor in the bar and sometimes that's called firewater but I don't know if that's them being super detailed (which isn't completely out of the question considering the makeup detail from one of BBH's kokobop looks was inspired from an old but very specific description of a fable character) or a case of square peg round hole on this.


other than not he's holding a rubix cube and it glows that's all I got

footage not found...currently.

There might be more if they continue the story in the repack since this still leaves the ending a bit open ended

which I don't think anyone has figured out who that is?

The cube shows up at the start too with the person on the motorcycle's keychain who is wearing the same gloves Kai wears


SOURCE: SMTOWN 12 | Sehunicorne on Tumblr | (✿◠‿◠)

this post is for daynr...see I'm working on it lol
cosmicdaze 5th-Nov-2018 10:44 pm (UTC)
lmaooo the header pic for this post is so funny

okay sorry to hijack your post but does anyone else feel like exo is just...not doing anything for this comeback? like okay we got the showcase but like...no radio shows? no full group variety shows? not even a vlive? some twitter stans are acting like we want them to be dead on their feet but like...i'm not going to be waking up to any new content at all this week so it's like...okay...i know baekhyun said they're filming another show but 1) i'll believe it when i see it and 2) it'll probably be something else we have to pay for to watch which limits the amount of fans who will be able to (legally lmao) watch it
vintage_boom 5th-Nov-2018 10:58 pm (UTC)
it's literally me trying to sum up this ott concept. my timeline for the storyline is a goddamn mess lol

You're right tho they haven't announced much. Maybe they're going to roll stuff out slowly promo wise for the next 8 weeks leading into the repack/xmas album? it's also possible they're keeping quiet so they don't have to confirm they're skipping everything except the gayos.

Edited at 2018-11-05 11:04 pm (UTC)
vintage_boom 5th-Nov-2018 11:21 pm (UTC)
Chanyeol is out here living his best furry life too

cosmicdaze 5th-Nov-2018 11:32 pm (UTC)
this video of this cracked me up. i, too, would get my hands on chanyeol's waist if given half a chance
baekpedaling 6th-Nov-2018 12:45 am (UTC)
They haven't done a lot of variety stuff since debut which makes me mad. I miss it. I want my boys to be out and in the sun
normanikordei 6th-Nov-2018 05:04 am (UTC)
It doesn’t just feel that way. They’re legit doing nothing and I hate sm. They literally own the company that produces the new weekly idol and they can’t even book them on that. It’s just ridiculous at this point, the members have said they want to do variety so idk what sm’s problem is.
cosmicdaze 6th-Nov-2018 05:50 am (UTC)
same. and if you voice this opinion you get stans on twitter attacking you and acting like members are going to need iv drips and a month long break if they film one (1) show like...my god we really just have to sit in our corner and not say anything about this comeback otherwise we're ungrateful
spread 5th-Nov-2018 11:12 pm (UTC)
Caarollll carol

I love you for using that Always Sunny image.
Also, I love how they still utilize and reference their powers.
No matter how far they've come and grown.
Great post.
vintage_boom 5th-Nov-2018 11:23 pm (UTC)
I was going to try and change the text to something exo related but got lazy. its one of my favorite stills ever and I stopped watching the show a while ago lol

Them using their powers in the power MV and half of them completely breaking is one of my favourite exo things from last year. the cg was so funny.
lightframes 5th-Nov-2018 11:41 pm (UTC)
Power was AMAZING omg.

I think about it all the time, it's so cheerful
vintage_boom 6th-Nov-2018 02:08 am (UTC)
your taste <3
chenetic 5th-Nov-2018 11:49 pm (UTC)
Fckk yess I love these references
baekpedaling 6th-Nov-2018 12:43 am (UTC)
I think the person at the end is Kyungsoo, no one responded to my comment in the MV post but he's the only one who didn't glitch out for a second in the group shot with the motorcycles.
Buuuut it'll probably be Kai as he seems to be their main mv character a lot.

Also what is this about Baek's makeup in KKB??
vintage_boom 6th-Nov-2018 01:02 am (UTC)
It's possible it's Kyungsoo they left it so open. If it were chanyeol, jongdae or baekhyun people would have guessed already. they might have even used a stand in to make it even more mysterious.

I'll try and find the post about the make up. EDIT: I can't find it anymore but I'll keep looking!

Edited at 2018-11-06 01:28 am (UTC)
psychedelico_ 6th-Nov-2018 03:43 am (UTC)
i thought the person at the end was bbh. in the group shot he's wearing a shirt with similar sleeves.

baekpedaling 6th-Nov-2018 03:46 am (UTC)
Wow i suck as a stan because you're completely right, and upon closer inspection it's even his hand.

Mystery solved
vintage_boom 6th-Nov-2018 04:10 am (UTC)
oh good catch! for some reason I thought that was denim not stripes but you're right!
sparkb 6th-Nov-2018 01:46 am (UTC)
Oh I thought its baekhyun bcs my tlist said its him from the clothes

Edit: nvm. I look closer and the finger is not like baek's ddsdjjsdkdjjs

Edited at 2018-11-06 01:47 am (UTC)
baekpedaling 6th-Nov-2018 03:48 am (UTC)
I didn't think it was his hand until like 5 minutes ago but now I'm sure it is
daynr 6th-Nov-2018 02:44 am (UTC)
Thank you Friend!

I didn't pick up on any of these, but I barely pay attention to actual videos. I get some of them now that you point them out, but some I still don't really ... like DO & Xiumin. However, I'll keep it in mind when I rewatch the video.

Firewater seems like a stretch, since that is a pretty old colloquialism, but it's possible and would be cool. And the color of the liquor does have a hint of what firewater might look like, even though that's not the origin of the nickname.

This Is So Cool!
vintage_boom 6th-Nov-2018 03:03 am (UTC)
I forgot to add in the explination for that lol I was too overwhelmed writing everything else!

For DO his power is shown through manipulating the earth and he's lying next to a flower bed while with xiumin the chess board is made of "ice cubes"

lol I know the liquor was me trying to find something lol maybe it's fireball
sparkb 6th-Nov-2018 06:12 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry to butt in but did DO show his earth manipulation in the mv? I mean, are them playing chess is count as 'moving' smth like he did in pathcode with all the marble?
vintage_boom 6th-Nov-2018 06:16 pm (UTC)
nah it's just that he's surrounded by flower beds/earth. they aren't rly using their powers in the MV but they're ambient/around them. I'll edit that into the post!
sparkb 6th-Nov-2018 06:42 pm (UTC)
thank you for the explanation! I only watch the mv like... twice? and failed to recognize everything in this post lol
missshallelujah 6th-Nov-2018 08:37 am (UTC)
great post op!!! can't wait for the next one, you're doing godexo's work <3

i love how with time they have embraced the superpowers concept and it has become something i expect too. i want them to always include the powers somehow bc it gives continuity to their work and cohesiveness.

the mv is not too intricate but some of the details you pointed out is what makes it special. i hope they continue the story in the repack and i also hope it explains the ending of the poder mv with baekhyun falling into the water, don't think i forgot about that @sm give me more comic content!!!
yuujinchous 6th-Nov-2018 04:29 pm (UTC)
wow op i'm super duper looking forward to your exo lore/powers post!! as expected of my dumb ass self i didn't notice any of this but it's really very fascinating. i know some fans and even exo themselves find it a little embarrassing at times but i love how they keep the story and involvement of their super powers going through a lot of their releases!!
sparkb 6th-Nov-2018 06:31 pm (UTC)
at first I find their superpower cringy thanks to the CGs in MAMA. but once their superpower displayed rather subtle in pathcode, I'm sold. kokobop is a trip but the concept itself is not cringy. Thanks OP for compiling, I miss this kind of discussion!
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