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Fans attempt to decipher NCT's complex unit system

By beansss   Thursday, August 25, 2016   156,461   14,656   115
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On various online communities, fans have taken on the challenge of deciphering the complex unit system that SM Entertainment's newest project NCT has launched this year.


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One diagram (in black, below) sorts out NCT's system into 3 categories. First, the diagram divides NCT into its city units - the Seoul team, whose name was revealed to be NCT 127; the Tokyo team; and the Beijing team. Each of the city units will debut with a fixed number of members, and will focus on promoting in their respective cities/countries. More members can be added to each of the city units, but fixed members cannot be subtracted from them. 


NCT U is a unit which objectively focuses on the "unit" aspect of NCT, and freely enlists members from all three of the city units for individual promotions. NCT U is a unit in which any NCT member can be freely added to or subtracted from, without any restrictions. 


About the relationship between S.M.ROOKIES and NCT, fans suspected that all male trainees who are currently a part of S.M.ROOKIES will eventually become a part of NCT. 


In another diagram (in yellow, below), fans compare NCT to a school system. The city units are like classes, with a fixed number of debut members per class. NCT U gets compared to extracurricular activities, while NCT Dream is a unit that consists of the equivalent of 1st years at a school. Those in older years cannot join NCT Dream. 


Of course, many fans still remain puzzled about NCT, since no one can know for certain how many more units can be formed. Did these diagrams help you understand NCT better, or nah?







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queenslee Sunday, August 28, 2016

"More members can be added to each of the city units, but fixed members cannot be subtracted from them."But wouldn't that go against their concept then?

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brittkina Saturday, August 27, 2016

My brain hurts

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lostkpopidol Saturday, August 27, 2016

I liked the school system, nct dream seems like nursery theyre all so cute

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beashineeshawol lostkpopidol Saturday, August 27, 2016

lol so accurate

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Era_Black Friday, August 26, 2016

So complicated.

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fairytaeil Friday, August 26, 2016

thats great and all but i dont think i'll ever remember all their names yikes

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SicaLicka Friday, August 26, 2016

illuminati

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lala90 Friday, August 26, 2016

I think I get it?

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mikasaackermann Friday, August 26, 2016

i honestly think that this system is quite nice for a change. i mean, kpop groups are mostly just fixed with a concept and they just have a set genre. however, in this system, it allows for members that suit a certain song to promote it. it allows for more flexibility and also it gives some of the members a time to actually take a break from promoting. i mean just look at all those fixed groups. they have to continuously promote and they cant just let a member take two weeks off because they're tired. this concept allows for the members to actually alternate and the different genres of music they actually produce isnt bad either. From SM's perspective, this is just a really great marketing scheme to see which concept will actually produce the best response but it isnt bad.

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beashineeshawol mikasaackermann Friday, August 26, 2016

*claps* I think you addressed the pluses really well! I think the system over all is better for the artists and allows them more freedom than the traditional set up.

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Arachi mikasaackermann Friday, August 26, 2016

True! even during their concerts for example it's not the same people performing all 26+ songs, so I think it might be a good thing! =))

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beashineeshawol Arachi Saturday, August 27, 2016

Hopefully the result will be less injuries. Every time an EXO member gets injured I cringe.

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Arachi beashineeshawol Sunday, August 28, 2016

Yes, hopefully! and in EXO's case it's really heart breaking

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i9son Friday, August 26, 2016

I was never a big fan of the system that NCT have. Because when you have a Bias in NCT U, NCT127 or NCT Dream. It's still unknow if  your Bias be a part of the new  sub units. Like me with Ten still wait for his comback with another NCT  sub unit. And another probleme for me is that I don't get a group felling frorm NCT. But as long the Music is good. Everything is good for me ^^

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Leila_ssss Friday, August 26, 2016

Is Lee Soo Man continuing his dream? By that I mean when he debuted Super Junior, he had a thought of changing the members constantly but changed it soon after their debut to make it so it was fixed members. But with this idea, it seems like he's picking it back up

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beashineeshawol Leila_ssss Friday, August 26, 2016

Yup! He's actually the one who explained and rolled out the whole system earlier this year. NCT is basically the realization of what he's been dreaming of doing for decades.

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