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A Guide to Monsta X

Has this been done before? Certainly. But I have people who want to get into Monsta X so this is for them. @yugyyums, this is inspired by your fabulous self.

The Group

  • Under Starship Entertainment, which is known for artists like Sistar
  • Formed by a survival show called No.Mercy
  • Debuted with Trespass on May 13th, 2015
  • Has seven members; five vocalists and two rappers
  • Fans are called Monbebes
  • Monsta X protects them with all their effort it’s so precious
  • They stan you right back, buddy

Son Hyunwoo (Stage Name: Shownu)

  • Leader, vocalist, visual, dancer, eldest
  • Actual Dad
  • A smile that rivals the sun
  • Usually quiet, but so caring
  • Has a soft spot for Minhyuk
  • Used to be a JYP trainee
  • Was supposed to debut with JJP

How to recognize him

  • He has face is a little on the longer side because of his chin
  • He has small eyes in proportion to his face
  • Full lips motherfucker
  • Buff Boi #1

Shin Hoseok (Stage Name: Wonho)

  • Vocalist, visual, dancer
  • He’s so sweet and gentle
  • Loves ramen with all his heart
  • Stans Monbebes more than we stan them
  • Gets bullied by antis and so-called fans for his muscle mass/weight
  • Has stopped giving two shits about their invalid opinions

How to recognize him:

  • His ears
  • He actually has a lisp
  • Doe eyes
  • BUFF BOI #2

Yes that’s the same person welcome to Monbebe culture.

Lee Minhyuk

  • Vocalist, visual, dancer
  • Is actual sunshine
  • Really loves kids
  • Loves his members so much and it shows
  • Vocals? Absolutely.
  • Makes sure everyone is happy and okay, even Monbebes

How to recognize him

  • He has this really distinct tone/enunciation to his voice that no one else has; I think it’s a dialect?
  • Long face
  • Cheekbones for days

Yoo Kihyun

  • Vocalist (such an amazing range), visual, dancer
  • Stressed mom if I’ve ever seen one
  • Salty, but loves everyone
  • Has more and more soft moments lately

How to recognize him

  • Sharp eyes
  • Second shortest 
  • UuuUMMM?
  • Strong jaw

Chae Hyungwon

  • Vocalist, dancer, visual
  • Good at modelling
  • Sleepy baby, 24/7
  • Would much rather be napping than whatever the fuck he’s doing right now
  • Stunning and he knows it
  • A surprisingly good flirter

How to recognize him

  • His… his lips. Damn.
  • Tallest in the group
  • Really fucking lanky
  • Hoseok makes him look like a twig

Lee Jooheon

  • Rapper, visual, dancer, writes Monsta X’s songs with Changkyun
  • Protect him, he’s scared of everything
  • Everyone has a soft spot for his smile
  • One of the best damn rappers I’ve ever seen
  • Really fucking tight with Changkyun
  • Friends with Got7′s Jackson

How to recognize him

  • His cute, full cheeks
  • Usually running away from something
  • The kindest eyes

Lim Changkyun (Stage Name: I.M)

  • Rapper, Visual, Dancer, Maknae, Writes songs for Monsta X with Jooheon
  • Lived in Israel for four years and Boston for three
  • An actual math genius
  • Only joined the show No.Mercy in episode 8 (It was… tense back then.)
  • Treasured maknae, though, don’t worry.
  • Had a group called Nu’bility, but that didn’t go over well
  • I’m almost certain he called Jooheon his soulmate in a video

How to recognize him

  • He’s got a rounder face than the rest of the group
  • DEEP-ASS VOICE (at least compared to everyone else)
  • His eyes are a liiiiitle on the small side
  • I really don’t know how to describe this one

Shows to Watch

No.Mercy - Ep. 1, Ep. 2, Ep. 3, Ep. 4, Ep. 5, Ep. 6, Ep. 7, Ep. 8, Ep. 9, Ep. 10

Monsta X: Right Now - Ep. 1, Ep. 2, Ep. 3, Ep. 4 (You Ahgases will appreciate this one), Ep. 5, Ep. 6

Monsta X-Ray: Season 1 - Ep. 1, Ep. 2, Ep. 3, Ep. 4, Ep. 5, Ep. 6

Monsta X-Ray: Season 2 - Ep. 1, Ep. 2, Ep. 3, Ep. 4, Ep. 5, Ep. 6, Ep. 7, Ep. 8

Monsta X-Ray: Season 3 (in progress) - Ep. 1, Ep. 2, Ep. 3, Ep. 4, ?

Variety Shows - Weekly Idol Ep. ??, Weekly Idol Ep. 297, Weekly Idol Ep. 348, Idol Battle Likes Ep. 1, and potentially more, but I haven’t seen them.

Music Videos, in (hopefully) chronological order




In Time




Shine Forever




All In





These boys deserve the world; they put everything they had into making their dreams come true and I hope you support them <3