ENHYPEN just released their debut trailer, Debut Trailer 1 : Choose-Chosen. Here are 10 hints, clues, and references you might have missed in it.
1. ENPHYPEN’s debut date
One clever ENGENE noticed that the clock behind ENHYPEN points to 11:30 (November 30), and they connected it with more “evidence” in the debut trailer.
What celestial events are coming up in November? The last penumbral eclipse of the year happens to be on the 30th. Is this a coincidence, or not?
THE FROZEN CLOCK SAYS 11:30
NOVEMBER 30 BEAVER MOON ECLIPSE
30- DEBUT DATE
— 𝓗𝔂𝓮𝔁𝓸𝓴_ (@Jmybrs0) October 21, 2020
2. The Mortal Immortal
ENHYPEN’s trailer is all about dichotomy. It explores the transformation that occurs when one thing becomes its opposite, such as “mortal” and “immortal”.
As this fan pointed out, The Mortal Immortal also happens to be a story by the author of Frankenstein, Mary Shelley.
CLOWN THEORY TIME. PT. 2🤡
while reading please remember im a clown.
🤡#ENHYPEN #ENHYPEN_DebutTrailer1 #Choose_Chosen
in this story by mary shelly, protagonist drinks an elixir that makes him immortal pic.twitter.com/kMy3WQlicu
— rai⁷♡끝▪︎선키↺ᴱᴺ⁻⁷ENHYPEN IS COMING (@sunkienhypen) October 21, 2020
3. Light vs darkness
Why are some members shown in daylight while others are in darkness?
Could they be inverted versions of each other? Mortals vs immortals? Enemies? It’s a theory worth pondering.
ENGENEs, I’m already cooking a theory video about #ENHYPEN_DebutTrailer1 for you all, but in the meantime check this out: we have 4 members in the daylight, 2 in the darkness and Niki also in the daylight but the only one indoors 👀🌑🌙#ENHYPHEN #Choose_Chosen @ENHYPEN_members pic.twitter.com/7F1LrDL03I
— BookishTheories 2.0 (@BookishT_S) October 21, 2020
4. The burning rose
One of the most intriguing symbols in the video is the burning rose that represents failure. What’s even more interesting is that the success rose is upside down, giving it a slightly negative or bittersweet connotation.
Each ENHYPEN member overcame hardships on I-LAND to debut. They achieved success but also had to witness the sadness of the other trainees who didn’t make it into the show’s top seven.
Roses are often associated with love, but a burning rose could be the death of an old love to make way for a new one.
Burning rose can be a symbol of love and passion in this world but since it has connection with failure it may symbolize betrayal, premonition of death & bad love that disappeared to form a new life beginning #ENHYPEN#ENHYPEN_DebutTrailer1 #Choose_Chosen @ENHYPEN_members pic.twitter.com/BBu97Cju5V
— 은혜🐆🦊 (@Niki_Squad) October 21, 2020
5. Jay’s hand
One eagle-eyed fan figured out whose hand is streaking blood across the screen. What happened to Jay in ENHYPEN’s story? Whose blood is that?
— sarah (@velvetjays) October 21, 2020
6. A haunting encounter with the unknown
Somehow, ENHYPEN’s car ended up in the middle of a dark forest. One theory says that when ENHYPEN entered the forest, something inside it changed them.
They were traveling in a car and got lost into the forest, they ran away, but something happened inside the forest and they turned into something, never be the same again..@ENHYPEN_members #ENHYPEN #ENHYPEN_DebutTrailer1 #Choose_Chosen
cr. @beliftgallery pic.twitter.com/yI7cyklRE3
— Ocean~ ᴱᴺ⁻↺GENE (@enhypen_ahjumma) October 21, 2020
7. The blood moon
ENHYPEN’s story seems to be beginning in media res. It’s unclear if the members will begin exploring their universe chronologically or out of order to keep fans guessing.
The super blood moon urbanization is the sign of the beginning of the end of times…and its often represented as the apocalypse..its basically about their journey guide by astrology, and spiritual symbolism#ENHYPEN#ENHYPEN_DebutTrailer1 #Choose_Chosen @ENHYPEN_members pic.twitter.com/T95lAGyDZe
— 은혜🐆🦊 (@Niki_Squad) October 21, 2020
8. Whose car?
The car in ENHYPEN’s trailer could be the same crashed car from the beginning of SEVENTEEN‘s “HOME;RUN” music video.
SEVENTEEN and ENHYPEN are both under Big Hit Labels; could their universes be connected too?
[ THEORY ] S.coups left his car there, and ENHYPEN stole it😟 pic.twitter.com/tim1VftBHJ
— jae ⨴ (@letsrewindfix) October 21, 2020
9. All signs point to supernatural
ENHYPEN references vampires and werewolves through the symbolism in their video. Roses, fire, blood, shunned sunlight, and aristocratic gothic fashion are all associated with vampires.
On the other hand, full moons and dark forests feature prominently in werewolf lore.
This quote could be referring to both. For vampires, who burn in daylight, the sun is a menace. For werewolves who regain their humanity at sunrise, it’s a blessing.
10. Whose eye?
After squinting at this eye and comparing it to the members’ some fans claim it belongs to Jungwon. Why does his iris change colors, and what does it mean?
Watch the trailer here: