BTS fans around the world are all asking the same question; who is Elizabeth (and why isn’t she me)?

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It all started on October 24, when BTS released a new video from behind the scenes of their “Black Swan” MV. In it, the members transform into musical actors at the Los Angeles Theatre.

completely immersed himself in roleplay as he sang “This is the Moment” from Jekyll & Hyde and an aria called “Nessun Dorma” from Turandot…

…to a mysterious muse. “Elizabeth,” he said. “We shall meet again.” 

Neither Jekyll & Hyde nor Turandot have a character named Elizabeth, so who is she? Some fans think she could be the titular character from Elisabeth, a Viennese, German-language musical about the life and death of Empress Elisabeth of Austria, wife of Emperor Franz Joseph I.

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Ok Joo Hyun and Kim So Hyun played Elisabeth in a 2018 South Korean production of the musical, while VIXX‘s Leo, JYJ’s Kim Junsu, and V’s close friend Park Hyung Sik starred as Der Tod, also known as “The Death”.

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The plot of the musical revolves around a fictional romance between Elisabeth and Death throughout her life.

If Elisabeth makes a comeback in Korea, V would be a fantastic candidate for Der Tod!