The Observer. Always
looking. But not the bad guy.
I think Minseok’s
case goes all the way back to MAMA MV. In the Chinese ver. he is seen
in a room with Lay and there are mirrors on the ceiling. In the Korean
ver. It’s shown that Lay saw Baekhyun through one of the mirrors.
Maybe Minseok uses Lay’s ability to observe the other members.
Also, in What Is
Love MV Chanyeol finds a stone with Lay’s symbol on it. The same
symbol can be seen in the ‘book’ that he is holding. On the symbol
you can see balls in the end of strings and at first look it looks
like the unicorns mane. But the same balls hanging from somewhere can
bee seen in other videos as well, for example LMR and
In Overdose it’s not
as easy to notice, but (again, Chinese version) right before Minseok
says E-X-O, the vision gets grainy, like you would watch the video on
an old computer or TV. The grain is there the whole video – but
it’s the most noticeable in that part – so I don’t know if it’s
like a production thing, but it could be that, again, they are being
monitored. This time however the one monitoring is not Minseok,
obviously, but a third party AKA the red forces from MAMA narration.
Also, note that
Minseok is the only one wearing short sleeve - or should I say no
sleeves at all, so there must be something different about him.
Pathcode is a quick one, but you can see it if you know what to look for. In Minseok’s pathcode he touches the TV screen as it changes to static. You can see the ‘other side of that screen’ on the Overdose intro when D.O. opens the box.
Next one is in Love
Me Right MV. This one is pretty obvious: there are monitors or TVs
all around him. He’s watching over the other members. His cap even
says Spectator which literally means observer, the one that watches.
You can also see mirrors on the ceiling again in the room Minseok is
in. There are also light bulbs handing from it and they remind the
balls in Lay’s unicorn symbol (in What Is Love). Minseok might be
watching the others through the mirrors again.
Minseok is also
sitting at the end of a table(the same table from Monster teaser). It
looks like he is in control, the one that is behind it all.
You can see him
doing some chemistry in LMR. Some say that it’s the poison that they
inject into D.O. in Lucky One teaser, but the one in LMR is much
lighter in color. My assumption is that instead of poison, it’s the
cure. This tells me that Minseok isn’t the bad guy in the end.
He’s also seen with
Chen most of the time so I’d say that those two are working together.
Last quick one: The
TV gets broken. This could mean that Minseok’s ruling is coming to an
Most noticeable clue
is in LMR Romantic Universe AKA Japanese version. There Minseok is
literally in the same room as the monitors that show the other
members. Observer. However, he’s being monitored as well. Again, the
third party is watching them all.
Minseok calls to
Chen. They could be reporting to one way or another or then Minseok
is warning Chen. Maybe he knows that the red forces are after them
and tells Chen to watch out. It would make sense, since after if
Baekhyun’s dominoes fall. This could represent the domino effect.
Maybe Minseok and Chen 'work’ for the enemy while being on EXO’s
side. This way they would have the upper hand in everything. But now
the enemy has found out and is coming after all of them. Chain of
events that includes everything that Minseok has done: monitoring,
poisons and control.
As Minseok’s flower
vase falls to the TV cords, the power goes out. Minseok is no longer
in control of the members. He can no longer watch after them. Kim
Minseok’s ruling has ended.
Then, in the Lucky
One teaser, Minseok is actually there. Many say that he’s missing. He is actually running with Suho at the
beginning, but next time we see Suho, he’s alone. So, what happened
to Minseok? He was most likely captured. He didn’t look back while
running so maybe he tried to make it look like he was still on the
enemy’s side. Or maybe he just didn’t look at that moment. Whatever
the case, he was captured and, as we see in the Monster teaser,
beaten up. Someway he got out to call someone – maybe Chen back in
the Romantic Universe – but in the end, we can see him in
handcuffs like everyone else.
So, long story
short, no, Minseok is not the bad guy, not the enemy. He might work
for them but his heart is with EXO. I’d say that if EXO is on the
other side and the enemy on the other, Minseok is somewhere in the