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[THEORY] BigHints : BTS Begins


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​It seems that BigHit has been trolling us since way before what we thought was the beginning of theories!


After an in depth analysis and theory of the Blood, Sweat and Tears MV and a theory on Chatroom I'm back with more!

This time my theory concerns three early hints that BigHit gave us about the 화양연화 (HYYH) and Wings era.


It'll be in three parts, one for each hint. Here's the first!

 

HINT 1: BTS BEGINS

 

Let's start at the beginning, exactly one month before the release of 화양연화 pt. 1, BigHit released the promotional photos for BTS Live Trilogy Episode 1: BTS Begins!

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For the concept of BTS's second solo concert in Korea (BTS Begins) BigHit released a series of images of the members seemingly having fun.


Painting, playing, gaming, reading, etc. All happy things and good hobbies.

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Except look at Jin... why does he seem so sad?

And what is that he's holding in his hands...?

Pills...? He is eating pills?


Wait... that feels strangely familiar...


Flash forward to a month later, to the release of I Need U, and here we have J-Hope gulping down pills, just like Jin was doing in his concept photo for BTS Begins.

And the earpiece comes back into play a year later too, in Jin's Awake short film, the ear piece is back in Jin's ear, a direct reference back to their promotions and videos for the Begins concert.

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Now this begs the question:

Why would BigHit make all the members pose happily for their concert photos, except for Jin?

Not only did they make him pose like that, they also drew more attention to him too in the tweet where they revealed the images.


The text roughly translates to:


"#BTS individual photos for the concert! All of them are laughing brightly, only Jin looks serious, doesn't he? We want to know the hidden reason for this!"

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BigHit's hints to the Wings and HYYH storylines started way earlier than any of us could have imagined; before the HYYH MVs even came out.


The fact that it is Jin who takes pills and seems to be unhappy appears to hint at the similarities between Jin and J-Hope's character in the I Need U MV.


Is this a hint to the theory that the members all live inside Jin, are all facets of him, like Demian and Eva are both characters that live inside the main character, Sinclair, in Hermann Hesse's 'Demian'?


What about the name of their concert? Is that another hint?

Is this actually where their HYYH storylines begins?

What is certain is that already back then, Jin was already singled out.

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There are more comparisons to draw between the videos revealed at their concert and their later development of the storylines in their official videos.


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Jin comes in wearing a T-shirt that says Reborn, almost as if to underline that this is their new beginning.


Next we have a happy V with a puppy, much like how a similar puppy appears in his short story and reminds him of good time (Same jacket and a similar dog!).

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Then we have Jungkook who goes around on a merry-go-round at the playground. You know the kind that makes you feel like you're flying...



(and we all know that Jungkook loves flying, I mean his stage name was almost Seagull...)

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And then J-Hope is walking and takes out a chocolate bar to eat!


Yes, you read that correctly! A chocolate bar!


More than a year later, in J-Hope's short film for the Wings era, he whips out a snicker bar as he comes out of the container room.


He smiles as he eats it, as if he remembers good times before everything began - as if he remembers how he was walking to school in the Begins videos.