Since Loona’s debut has been released a few days ago, hype for the group has been at fever pitch, and lovestruck fans have been comparing the members of Loona to everything – star signs, tarot cards, Pokemon and more – but why not occlupanids? Is it a coincidence that there are 12 categories of occlupanid, and 12 girls in Loona? Kpopalypse thinks not! All that now remains is the important question – which occlupanid best represents your Loona bias?
LOONA AS OCCLUPANIDS (IN DEBUT ORDER)
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Heejin – Archignathidae
The waif-like figure and fragile, willowy features of Loona’s Heejin are a match for the stark styling and minimal design of the archignathidae class of occlupanids.
Hyunjin – Tridentidae
Whenever I see the delicate three-point groove within the tridentidae class of occlupanids, it only makes me think of the fuller figure, flowing locks and demure aesthetic of Loona’s Hyunjin.
Haseul – Acutignathidae
On the other hand, when I’m reminded of the simplistic yet sharp features within the oral groove of the acutignathidae family of occlupanids, it’s hard for me to not consider the similarities to Loona’s Haseul.
Yeojin – Angulognathidae
It was impossible to go past the elegant yet functional style and lack of obfuscation present in the form of the angulognathidae class of occlupanids when evaluating the properties of Loona’s Yeojin.
Vivi – Kamptoconidae
The unique contours of Vivi’s jawline match perfectly with the sleek appearance and versatile folding mechanism of the rarely-seen kamptoconidae class of occlupanids.
Kim Lip – Corrugatidae
The striking X pattern of the oral groove within the corrugatidae family of occlupanids instantly recalls Kim Lip’s brash retro styling and confident demeanour. The lipstick decal being nearly identical in form to Kim Lip’s actual oral groove in this example is just a fortunate bonus.
Jinsoul – Haplognathidae
With a discreet locking section contained within a slim profile, it’s obvious that the haplognathidae class of occlupanids reflects Jinsoul’s smooth yet refined appearance.
Choerry – Spinosacculidae
With its four-point locking groove set so tightly that even a OneHallyu moderator with pedophilic tendencies couldn’t escape its grasp, the spinosacculidae family of occlupanids just screams out Choerry all over.
Yves – Frangichelidae
The tall and elegant class of Yves could only be represented by the rare and highly-evolved frangichelidae class of occlupanids. No k-pop communities can refute this basic fact.
Chuu – Concavigulidae
Chuu’s robust and bold, yet uniquely feminine appearance matches well with the concavigulidae class of occlupanids which features an unusual constricted styling within the oral groove. It’s hard to believe that the concavigulidae wasn’t designed with Chuu specifically in mind.
Go Won – Planotectidae
Could there even possibly be any debate that the clean lines and meticulous form of the planotectidae class of occlupanids is a near-perfect match for Go Won’s face? I thought not.
Olivia Hye – Toxodentidae
A common yet instantly recognisable class of occlupanids that comes in many forms, the characteristic tooth pattern of the toxodentidae family obviously recalls Olivia Hye’s charming everygirl appearance and distinct overbite.
I hope this post has been helpful to all Loona stans and occlupanid collectors! Kpopalypse will return with more posts soon!