When the time period “KWANGYA” first appeared, everybody was confused. As an increasing number of songs from SM Entertainment teams have been launched, we started to piece issues collectively and the image got here into view. The SMCU (SM Culture Universe) was teased ranging from SuperM and NCT 2020. In NCT 2020’s sub-unit, NCT-U‘s music video for “90s Love” launched in October 2020, the lyrics suspiciously talked about the phrases “KWANGYA” and “KOSMOS“, main followers to marvel what it meant.
If you’re as mindblown as we’re — fret not for right here’s our easy and inclusive information to the SMCU!
Firstly, “KWANGYA“. We know that two worlds exist in the SMCU. First, the real world, where regular humans like you and me live. This is simply a term to refer to the existing timeline we all live in. “KWANGYA” then again, is an alternate dimension.
“KWANGYA“, is residence to the villain, also referred to as the “Black Mamba“. We will probably be explaining it afterward.
Now, as in line with the lyrics in “90s Love”, the boys are beckoning to pleasant beings (the “aes“) to come out of the “KWANGYA” and into the true world. Here, we’re made identified to the truth that the “aes” can come into the true world to work together with people and their counterparts. What are “aes” precisely?
2. “ae” and aespa
“aes“, as explained by the first episode of the SMCU series, are alter-egos that are created based on the data humans upload. This often includes photographs on social media. As these photographs can often be curated and touched up, the “aes” are sometimes a extra “perfect” facet of your self. However, the professional professor for “aes” defined that “aes” are nonetheless undeniably a mirrored image of you.
“aes” will be your mates and the women of aespa are seen having fun with their interactions with their counterparts.
The “90s Love” lyrics sing, “when you become stronger, come and find me“. This corroborates with aespa NingNing‘s line in “Black Mamba”, the place she sings “my every action helps you grow“. “aes” can develop stronger the extra knowledge people add and the extra people work together with them.
Moving on to aespa. In the SMCU, we all know that aespa represents good and people. aespa will then journey to “KWANGYA” to be able to assist save the “aes“.
3. Are the “aes” in peril? What is the “Black Mamba“?
The villain, as named in all of aespa’s music movies up to now, is the “Black Mamba“. The “Black Mamba” is represented by an enormous darkish serpent.
It has the ability to overhaul know-how and the “aes“. The snake brand overtook NingNing’s artwork gallery display within the first episode of the SMCU.
We know that the “Black Mamba” at the moment resides in “KWANGYA” because it has been defined as such.
4. Are “aes” doubtlessly harmful?
The reply is sure! Although “aes” are alter-egos of people, they’re vulnerable to being “swallowed” by the “Black Mamba“. As Winter sings, “I’m the aespa, there can’t be two”, there may be additionally a possible hazard the place the “aes” usurp the place of actual people, the aespa ladies!
This can come when greed overtakes the “aes“. “Greed” is hinted to be a high quality that’s influenced by the “Black Mamba“. So potentially, if the “Black Mamba” overtakes the “aes“, it might put aespa in peril.
“Black Mamba” can simply win if the “aes” and other people give in to temptation.
NingNing even warns us to not be tempted by the stuff you see in “KWANGYA“.
As a tidbit, butterflies are additionally identified to imitate snakes to idiot predators. The butterfly is a brand of aespa and their “aes“, whereas a snake is clearly the “Black Mamba“. On the opposite hand, snakes are additionally identified to eat butterflies. Do what you’ll with this info!
5. The “FLAT”
The “FLAT” is just the place the “aes” are situated when they don’t seem to be on Earth. In Karina‘s teaser video, she asks ae-Karina, “how does it feel like, coming out from the FLAT?”
NingNing additionally sings that the “aes” are caught within the FLAT.
The “aes” will probably be travelling out of the “FLAT” to be able to confront the “Black Mamba“, to be reunited with their human counterparts once more.
This one is fairly easy. The “KOSMOS” is the tip sport so far, apparently. It is the subsequent step that they hope to succeed in after defeating the “Black Mamba”
“Naevis” appears to be a portmanteau of “navigation” and “ae“. The “Naevis” is an “ae” that may assist open portals and prepared the ground.
Karina additionally sings, “That’s my naevis, it’s my naevis, you lead, we follow.”
8. “SYNK” and “SYNK OUT“
“SYNK” is just the time period referring to how and when the “aes” hook up with their human counterparts. When a “SYNK OUT” occurs, the “aes” usually are not capable of come into the true world.
A sinkhole occurred in the true world…
…resulting in a disconnect between the “aes” and aespa.
It appears that the “Black Mamba” is the reason for this sudden “ejection“.
It appears that the subsequent step for aespa is to open the “P.O.S” to be able to save their “aes“. The “P.O.S” might be the doorway for them to enter “KWANGYA“.
10. What will occur subsequent?
It is evident that the aim of the “Black Mamba” is to separate “aes” from their human counterparts.
It can also be doable that the “aes” will expertise a “Black out” the place they’re overtaken by the “Black Mamba“.
One factor that we now have but to search out out about is the “NU EVO“.
Perhaps episode two of the SMCU will reveal extra! In the meantime, try the primary episode under.