NCT conspiracy theories believe NCT 127 was always meant to have 10 members since it’s just the numbers added together. However I don’t believe that’s true. I think SM always wanted to have an odd number of members, and with Winwin in WayV, he wouldn’t even really be allowed to promote with 127 anyways. Jungwoo was the replacement all along. I mean yes, he’ll ‘always be in the group’, but when it’s kind of too risky to even promote with them, and missing out of their first tour, and last album promotions, I don’t feel like he really is. It’s more like he’s only there in spirit/name only.