Stray Kids‘ comeback is right around the corner. With the release of their “‘ODDINARY’ Main Trailer,” fans are speculating more than ever about what is to come.
While a previous released trailer already had fans theorizing, this new trailer might offer more answers. Here are 7 of the top theories.
1. The meaning of “Main”
Fans are curious about what the name of the title track for ODDINARY will be. While nothing has been officially confirmed, some fans have made the comparison to the “‘NOEASY’ Thunderous Trailer,” as the English title ended up being “Thunderous” for that comeback. This time around, it could be called “Main.”
— 한 ☻ (@strk1dz) February 27, 2022
Though others feel that “Main” is too plain for a Stray Kids title, given their tendency to use wordplay. Main could refer instead to Stray Kids becoming the main characters.
my theory is when they become oddinary, the old them dies/goes missing bc nobody can recognize them anymore and that 'main' is about them becoming the main characters in a world where everyone is expected to be ordinary.
— 리노 (@Ieeknow) February 27, 2022
2. Time travel
Han stands in a room full of clocks. The digital clock appears to be going backwards, which could reflect traveling back in time.
Stray kids proving my "traveling in time" theory again
2:26 > 2:25 > 2:0.. pic.twitter.com/19ixvmAZZh
— Mia 미아 💜💛💙 (@Mia36663) February 27, 2022
3. Alice in Wonderland parallels
Some STAYs point out possible parallels to the Alice in Wonderland story where the protagonist, a young girl named Alice falls in rabbit hole to a fantasy world and has bizarre adventures.
stray kids oddinary teaser with the Alice in wonderland references pic.twitter.com/DEObO0rHsd
— sam (@luvistays) February 27, 2022
Instead of Alice, Felix might the the one in “wonderland.”
My theory is…🤔
— NO_TIME (노탐) (@NO_TIME_2021) February 27, 2022
One STAY made to observation that the term “odd” could connect this theory even further when you look at the Korean translation of Alice in Wonderland.
just a thought but <alice in wonderland> in korean is actually 이상한 나라의 앨리스 (translates to 'alice of the odd land') so the oddinary x alice in wonderland theory.. i'm getting more and more convinced by the second ㅎㅎ
— 댕댕냥 (@seungdduk) February 28, 2022
Perhaps the strongest of the theories, fans have pointed out this connection since the first trailer dropped.
SKZ x Alice in Wonderland ♠️♥️ [theory] pic.twitter.com/F91O2EqKtS
— 𝑜𝒹𝐃𝐈𝐍𝐀𝓇𝓎 ☻ | 📌♠️♥️ theory edit (@banchan_0310) February 16, 2022
4. Two universes
Some suggest that different universes are at play. The lock that is shown in the trailer could be the key to traveling between worlds. Since the lock breaks, Felix may be stuck in the “bad” world.
there was an old theory that said the lock was the passageway between the 2 worlds (noeasy = good skz, oddinary = bad skz) and only felix can travel since he has that lock.. if the lock is broken, that means he's stuck in the oddinary (bad skz) world now and that's why he changed pic.twitter.com/1zI8FUYPGE
— shin ☺︎︎ (@linopuff_) February 27, 2022
Another fans suggest that the two universes could hold two different versions of Stray Kids, the heroes and the villains.
I feel like this teaser kind of goes with the theory that there are two different versions of Stray Kids each in their own universe. One version of the kids are hero’s while the other version are villains. That’s so cool
— Seyi ☻ 💙 (@cb97Iife) February 27, 2022
5. Harley Quinn and Joker
Others note the similarities between DC Comics characters Harley Quinn and Joker and the scene where Hyunjin pushes Felix out of the window.
I'm not good with theories but that scene where Hyunjin jumps after felix it reminds me of the Joker scene where he jumps after harley in that radioactive thing
— Manal ☻ (@IloveChannieB97) February 27, 2022
One fan even created a video to visualize this theory further and show the parallel between these two scenes.
the new stray kids trailer reminded me so much of the story of harley quinn and joker so i just had to do my own version of the trailer to show their parallelisms (?)
— 신메인 (@IamGodsMenu) February 27, 2022
6. Objects and their meaning
At one point Han puts in eye drops. Eagle-eyed fans have made the connection to what his watch says and what the bottle says. It seems that Han is trying to fake his emotions.
— 댕댕냥 (@seungdduk) February 27, 2022
Another fan theorizes that the individual objects that members have, for example Hyunjin’s apple, could be the thing that keeps them “ODDINARY.”
I have a theory, what if the things skz are taking like lee know drinking, hyunjins apple, seungmins cake, han's eye drops are like a dosage for them to stay ODDINARY and if they don't take their dose they turn ordinary…..
— belle ☻🔪 (@ItsMixtapeOh) February 27, 2022
7. Seven deadly sins
Others are taking the imagery from the trailer and suggesting the symbolism can relate to the seven deadly sins. The “evil” versions of Stray Kids could each represent one of the sins. For example, the cake Seungmin is seen with could represent gluttony.
WHAT IF Felix joined the EVIL VERSIONS OF @straykids who represent the 7 DEADLY SINS ?🤯❤️🔥
IN –> sloth (sleep)
LEE KNOW –> wrath (anger)
HYUNJIN –> lust (red apple)
SEUNGMIN –> gluttony (cake)
CHAN –> greed (boss? money)
CHANGBIN –> envy (sad)
HAN –> pride (self-centered) pic.twitter.com/e64T4z8CJ2
— 𝐒𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐲𝐊𝐢𝐝𝐬𝐍𝐨𝐨𝐧𝐚🐺🖤 #SKZpopper (@TifFunnySkzNuna) February 27, 2022
What do you think of these theories?
You can watch the full trailer here to decide for yourself!