Not to sound like a conspiracy theorist, but I kind of feel like SM put Jungwoo in NCT 127 to replace Winwin, and not because 1+2+7 = 10. Like first of all, 10 is an even number but groups can do a lot more, and a lot better looking formations with uneven numbers. Second, I think this was always the plan since before the lucky 3 debuted. Kun debuted in January 2018 just to be locked in SM’s basement a whole year before properly debuting in January 2019. Lucas and Jungwoo were only involved in NCT U because Lucas was always going to be in WayV with Kun and Jungwoo was always going to replace WinWin in 127, but WayV needed to be conceptualized more before they made the announcement Jungwoo would be in 127. SM doesn’t just decide things on the fly; they’ve been a company longer than any other. They’re always steps ahead and I think they executed this exactly the way they wanted to. And honestly, everyone is in a permanent group now (excluding Dream), so I’m not mad about it.