EXO-Ls are so hyped about EXO‘s comeback that they’re already brainstorming new theories.
After nearly a year of waiting, EXO will finally be coming back with a brand new album, Don’t Mess Up My Tempo, on November 2.
— EXO (@weareoneEXO) October 1, 2018
The album’s comeback music video will be the first one since EXO’s “Universe” dropped in December 2017.
EXO-Ls are pros at finding ways to entertain themselves while waiting for their boys to return.
So, it’s no surprise that they have been poring over EXO’s new concept photos and teasers for hidden clues!
Some EXO-Ls have divided EXO’s black and white photo set into two teams, based on similarities. They believe these details are actually hints about the storyline for EXO’s upcoming music video.
The members on “Team Rose” are each pictured holding a rose…
…while “Team Shadow” is characterized by dark shadows and the lack of a rose in the shot.
Suho has both a rose and a shadow in his photo, but he is the only member not holding his rose.
Some fans believe that, as EXO’s leader, Suho could be on both Team Rose and Team Shadow.
SO SUHO IN ROSE TEAM
THERES A FLOWER IN HIS PHOTO.
HE ALSO HAVE SHADOW.
— xxsixtyone (@xxsixtyone) October 29, 2018
EXO-Ls have also noticed that Lay is neither Team Rose or Team Shadow, and are theorizing what this could possibly mean.
— Kath 🐻 🐧 (@DefenderExo) October 28, 2018
Some have suggested that Lay may take on a special role outside of the teams, such as that of a mediator or a healer.
People said that it's
And Healer Lay pic.twitter.com/iL43hQYux5
— kyung baby (@KyungBaby12) October 30, 2018
EXO-Ls are also wondering how the ominous “red force” will factor into EXO’s comeback.
"However the bikers are unable to resist the temptation and re-enter the cube" SO MAYBE THEY'RE STILL UNDER THE RED FORCE. MAYBE THEY STILL CAN'T CONTROL THEIR POWERS OMG I REALLY NEED THOSE THEORIES!T_T#TEMPO_SEHUN #EXO #EXO_TEMPO #EXO_DontMessUpMyTempo
— Marron Kim│DON'T MESS UP MY TEMPO #OT9 (@prince_myeonie) October 30, 2018
The red force is an enemy that has been pursuing EXO since their debut music video, “MAMA”.
“An eye of red force created the evil, which coveted the heart of tree of life, and the heart slowly grew dry…” — “MAMA” MV opening dialogue
EXO-Ls have even suspected various members of being spies for the red force.
EXO COMEBACK'S THEORIES ARE A WHOLE STORY THIS IS SCARY AND WHAT ABOUT RED FORCE SINCE MONSTER ERA THERE WERE THEORIES JONGDAE IS THE SPY
— CamCam 🏍🔜 (@Bubblyeol) October 21, 2018
Mayhaps the reason Chanyeol is always wearing contact lenses since Exodus is to hide 'his real colors' under those cause he’s a spy for the red force #TEMPO_CHANYEOL
— bee (@correctntexo) October 26, 2018
Thankfully, EXO fans won’t have to wait much longer to find out if their predictions are true!