Before Individual Ending Fairies Became The Norm In K-Pop, Group Endings Were All The Rage

Many still think they’re superior!

If you’ve been a fan of K-Pop for a while, you’re probably familiar with the term “ending fairy”. It’s become the trend at the end of live K-Pop performances, where individual members of the group that’s performing become the focus of attention and often perform some kind of aegyo or other fan service.

Some K-Pop idols have a hard time taking the concept seriously, though, and have a little more fun with it by being over-dramatic!

But individual member ending fairies weren’t always the norm. In fact, they’ve only become popularized in recent years, and before then, it was much more common for the camera to capture all of the members of a group at the end of their performance.



Since some groups intentionally create ending poses as a group that look great as a whole, it makes sense for all of the members to be captured in the camera at the end of their performances!


The topic of group endings vs. ending fairies recently became the subject of a post on an online Korean forum, where it seems overwhelmingly that fans prefer the old ways when everyone was included in a group’s performance ending.


K-Pop girl groups such as Girls’ GenerationKARAf(x), and Red Velvet, among others, were used as examples in the form of the images and gifs shown here.

There’s definitely a different kind of energy and excitement that comes with seeing all of the members at the end of their performance, and we can see why many fans miss it!



Here’s what netizens have to say about ending fairies vs. group endings, showing that the latter is by far more preferred.

Do you have a preference for one type of ending over the other?

Source: The Qoo and Pann Choa