UPDATE: They have a catchphrase and the Octoling twins have a more detailed and a bit of a disturbing backstory, which has SPOILERS FROM OCTO EXPANSION IF ANYONE HAS NOT SEEN IT. "Go beyond amazink!"
Meet my new Splatoon K-Pop idols-- that's actually a group! This is Beyond the Ink (or in other languages, Inku o Koete in Japanese and it's Korean name Bangtan Ingkeu, a spoof of BTS), who is an all male idol group with three inklings and two twin octolings.
From left to right, we have:Chung-Hee:
The eldest brother of the octoling twins. He's a bit of a rebel and a player but he's a loyal guy to the group and actually takes great responsibility when he screws up, as well as be a support for his younger twin brother, Chung-Ae. In the group, he's known as the rapper. The weapon he uses is the Hydra Splatling.
The octo-twins used to sing together in the underground, being quite well known by other Octarians through busking in the subway until they were conscripted into DJ Octavio's army, forcing them to forget about their hobby. They came out of the underground after hearing the Calamari Inkantation, which caused them to snap out of their trance, remembering their love of singing and found their freedom the hard way, as all octolings did in the OctoExpansion, except they encountered a different scenario.
The four "thangs" were broken, but it still didn't stop someone from preventing a few octolings from arriving to the surface: which was C.Q. Cumber. Instead of thangs, C.Q. would lure them to a glass box that had a large tube attached to it by arms that would cling onto the box. The tube was at the top leading upwards which looked like it was going above ground, as well a sliding door so they can enter. C.Q. claimed that Octolings will be sent to the surface by entering the box as an "easier way" to get to the surface instead of climbing up that Agent 8 had to do. When the twins heard about this, they were only slightly thrilled. It seemed awfully sketchy and it looked much too simple to be something so successful. Nonetheless, it was their only way up right now, not knowing any other way to get up. Chung-Ae went to go ahead and entered the glass box along with other Octolings while Chung-Hee hid himself in a locker (because an octopus can fit into tight spots) and peeked out of the slits just in case something happened. C.Q. used a remote control to move the box and tube. The glass box made a sound, but it was actually the box being raised above the ground and above the train tracks. It was then quickly filled with water from the tube attached to it, forcing the Octolings to be pushed down by the pressure and drown in the glass box. Seeing his brother suffer inside the box, Chung-Hee busted out of the locker and tried to think take the remote from the blue creature, but C.Q. had boarded the train once the Octolings were above the train tracks. Then, Chung-Hee heard a sound down the tunnels. The train was coming to kill them.
According to a theory, the previous Octolings were blended up when the four thangs were gathered and their parts were used for the mind control slime that was be found on Agent 3 and the telephone. This explains why the telephone said "INGREDIENT ACQUIRED". The box keeps them contained, the water softened them up/possibly kill them and the train would finish it off by ramming into the box, killing multiple Octolings and would reach the end of the tracks, the impact of the train would mash the Octolings into a pulp, or they would be run over by the train tracks and their parts would be collected to be made into the slime.
Chung-Hee only had a short amount of time, and the first thing he thought of was using his Hydra-Splatling. But not in the way it would usually be used. He removed the heavy tank of ink and threw it at the glass box, breaking it into pieces and freeing the Octolings trapped in the glass box. Once freed, he helped anyone who had fallen into the tracks or needed resuscitating through CPR before the train had the chance to run them over. The only way out was the way Agent 8 came out, and was helped by other agents that were part of Captain Cuttlefish's crew.
When the twins reached the surface, they were lost, traumatized and nervous, with no one to guide them until they met Marina, who offered to lead them through the square and give a small tour of Inkopolis, as well as introduce them to Turf War and Splatfests. So much so that they were interested in hosting Splatfests. These two octolings were the ones that wanted to form the group, except they started off small, showing their talents to Marina who eventually got them a music deal by another record company--but they decided to hold it off, as they thought of something bigger.Hwan:
Hwan is a bright and kind-hearted inkling. He's kind to others and rarely gets angry nor starts fights. Except on the battlefield, where he is relentless
. The weapon he uses are rollers, but he mostly uses Dynamo Rollers.
When it came to singing, he was very timid and wasn't comfortable with singing in public, but to his family, he was known to be a talented singer. His family convinced him to sing for a community barbecue, at Flounder Heights, and he finally got the courage to actually sing. During this event, one of the octoling twins, Chung-Ae, got to see him sing and after his performance, asked if he would like to join the group that he was making with his brother. It took Hwan a few days as he told Chung-Ae that he'll email them back but he eventually joined after he remembered how much praise he got for his singing during the event and it gave him the courage to sing publicly a little more.Joon:
Joon is charming and outgoing, and has that "pretty boy" vibe. He's known to be the main vocalist of the group. When he gets into battles, his perferred weapon of choice are the splat dualies, and the Dark Tetra Dualies are his favourites.
Joon is known to be the best singer in the school band from the first year he arrived to his last. He's received lots of confessions and small love letters at school from girls but he wasn't very interested because of the fact that he was--*drumroll please*--gay. This was a little hard for him to hide considering people would always be on his tail, not wanting to have the weight of disappointing others on his shoulders and he's been hiding in the closet for quite some time. When the school band got to perform at Wahoo World, Chung-Hee met him there at a food line. They eventually became good friends and like Chung-Ae, he was informed about the group he was making with his brother and another inkling (which you now know as Hwan). Joon's interest was immediately caught and agreed to be part of the group, as he wanted to expand his singing into a career--after he's graduated high school of course. He does eventualy tell the group that he was gay, but they accepted him--after a week of getting used to it.Jangnan:
Jangnan is an extroverted, cheery inkling who just loves making people smile. It's rare to see him be sad mostly because he spent a good chunk of his life being pushed down by his family. Although extroverted, he specializes well with fighting on his own with far ranged weapons, specifically chargers, with his favourite being the Splatterscope or the E-litre 4K Scope.
When Jangnan was young, he was part of a strict family who wouldn't let him pursue his dreams of being a singer and wanted him to be a full-time worker at Grizzco, except for his younger sister, who liked to listen to him sing. Not liking the thought of working down and dirty, he would sometimes go against his parents' wishes and try to sing on his own. Whenever he got caught, he was punished (by a lot of yelling) and was always brought to the training grounds to practise using weapons. Jangnan was actually the one who took the route of partaking in a talent show, and eventually convinced his parents to watch him sing. When he sang, his parents finally saw the potential he had and felt wrong about suppressing him of his talents. He won first place. A few days after, he was contacted by Joon as he saw the newspaper clipping of Jangnan winning the talent show, contacting him. His parents let him join the group (after wanting to talk to the group to make sure) and his sister couldn't have been any more prouder.Chung-Ae:
Chung-Ae is sort of opposite of his brother, being more proper and polite. Whenever his brother does something risky he'd wonder about who's really the older brother. Nonetheless he cares for his twin and wouldn't have it any other way. Chung-Ae uses sloshers, with his favourite being the Slosher Deco. However, the Slosher Deco he uses doesn't seem to be familiar in the square...
Chung-Ae helped make the group name "Bangtan Ingkeu" but with the help of the inklings to translate it into the Inkling language (and English). This is how "Beyond the Ink" was created and "Inku o Koete" was translated as well. From there, the group got together and did a small test run, singing a song by Off the Hook. The producer was impressed and liked it, even more than when it was just the twins and got them a deal, which is how Bangtan Ingkeu was born.
This was actually based off an idea a friend gave me, and totally LOVED the idea of a Splatoon K-Pop group, even though...I don't listen...to a lot of K-Pop XD. I only know four K-Pop songs lol.
I know that most Splatoon idols have signature clothing but I think that drawing them in casual clothing would be better to show their uniqueness to each member (that I see in a some K-pop performances and music videos) and I wanted to put down my ideas before I thought of clothing that everyone would wear for performances.
Thanks to WingedPPG
for helping me with the "hair" colour of the inklings, where two have black hair, two have white and one has brown hair (Joon has brown hair I swear, the red tips just make it seem like it's red). Not only that, but also with translating the group name into the Inkling language. I appreciate your help very much!
And as you guys can see, I'm really into Splatoon XD. I was into it before I got into the gsme and once I got it on December of last month, I was so happy finally getting to try it out. I'm not as good but I do enjoy playing regardless!
Splatoon/Splatoon 2 belongs to Nintendo.
The group Beyond the Ink belongs to me.