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9 hours ago, polar15 said:

@Mr Horse if you like actress played ZZR, i think you should watched Ten miles of Peach Blossom. She acted so good in there too, to be annoying no. 2 antagonist lady in that series. :wub:. Why she always played annoying character in Wuxia series:sweatingbullets: but i love her acting..so good that i almost want throw something to my TV or laptop everytime she appear:lol:

Thanks. She’s pretty but I wouldn’t actually watch a bad show just because she’s in it, unless it is good? I’m a bit shallow for pretty actresses but not that shallow, haha! But I might try to catch it to make my own mind up if I get the chance. :) 

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9 hours ago, polar15 said:

@Mr Horse if you like actress played ZZR, i think you should watched Ten miles of Peach Blossom. She acted so good in there too, to be annoying no. 2 antagonist lady in that series. :wub:. Why she always played annoying character in Wuxia series:sweatingbullets: but i love her acting..so good that i almost want throw something to my TV or laptop everytime she appear:lol:

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7 hours ago, chipz03 said:

@Mr Horse

Loo~~oong post so sorry for the wall of text.

 

Liking a celebrity is perfectly alright. They are real while the characters they played are just fictional. I have seen a lot of married or unmarried men/women become fans of celebrities who are handsome,  pretty, funny,  and/or any characteristics that appeal to each different individual. And That can add more fun to life hahaha.

 

Agree that ZM, ZR,  YL all had flaws, although if I can argue,  the context at which they did the evil deeds are what set them apart (at least for me). At the beginning, ZM did the evil things, that's true. She did that mainly for her country. Before she knew WJ and started to understand his POV,  the 6 major sects and Ming sect are her enemies, just like she is one to those who were fighting against her dynasty. From her side's POV,  what's wrong and what's right are not necessarily the same with Wuji's and the opposition's POV.  I guess it depends on from which side are you looking at. And a member of this forum had elaborated quite nicely on the timing of the rise, fall,  and eventual redemption of these characters, and how it shape up the stories and why WJ-ZM worked out.

 

Strictly from entertainment/fictional story purposes, having a more complex characters are more interesting for most audience. These type of characters can provide more organic grounds to develop story/create conflicts, which are one of the most important aspects of a drama/fiction. Hence,  ZM,  ZR, yl for me are more interesting from this POV than Xiao zhao.  (in contrast,  in real life,  i prefer no drama at all haha. less dramatic and less drama the better) 

 

I also agree that western shows and even some asian shows nowadays have less than the "perfect" happy ending. Although it might also be dependent on the targeted audience. I am not an expert in this so I might be wrong,  but there seem to be an unwritten and unspoken expectations that majority of classical wuxia series like HSDS had hero who ended up with one heroine.

 

Now this is my personal POV here but I, myself,  would be personally very pissed if the hero or heroine ended up in ambiguous relationship. Unlike perhaps a more modern series or some western series,  classical wuxia series that I can enjoy has always involved a more traditional approach/POV when it comes to relationships, among other things. And for some drama,  including HSDD,  I prefer it that way.  Hence I am never a big fan of Duke of Mount Deer,  no offense to the fans please.

 

For me,  it provides a nice break from the reality nowadays where a lot of relationships seem to lose its value and meaning. A nice diversion from my more cynical point of view regarding relationship in the real life hahaha. (I often think of it as "meh" type of thing. Sorry all if this is rude :sweatingbullets:)

 

Honestly though, in reality, I don't think I could,  and I definitely will not tolerate a partner like indecisive WJ. It's like,  if one cannot be sure to whom his/her love belong to, how would one be sure he/she could avoid hurting the partner in the long run. It's a major nope for me. If reality is like the indecisive  WJ, then I would show this person the door now rather than spending my lifetime in limbo worrying whom he/she is thinking about inside his/her heart. Too tiring even when I think about it.  But that's my opinion though so peace out haha:D

 

Regarding why WJ eventually fell for ZM:

I personally feel that resembling his mother might be one factor but I felt that WJ is drawn to her because of more factors. She's not a typical lady at that time,  I would guess. She, a young princess,  has commanded her troops,  she's smart, she fought with him,  she annoyed the heck out of him at the beginning, she teased him, but she's also very brave in facing the consequences of her actions. She own her mistakes while she steadfastly rejects wrongful accusations against her. Plus,  she is more direct when it comes to her feeling toward him and he could be himself more when he's around him. In other words,  she's all around bad-a##. If I am wj,  I would choose her too haha. 

 

Anyway,  like mentioned before, HSDS 2009 used the 2nd version ending. I personally quite like Deng Chao who played wuji, but I saw many complaints about this version.  Zzr in this version was a bit disappointing and the editing kind of butcher the overall quality of the series. But you might want to try it out if you want to have a more ambiguous ending. And agree with prev poster, Bambi was in the Three Lives Three World: ten miles of peach blossom.  (my favorite in this series is Dilraba Dilmurat character, which will have her own series coming out).

 

 

 

Peace all 

Oh, yeah, if I acted like ZWJ in the book - my wife wouldn’t have married me in the first place and she probably would have used Nine Yáng White Bone Claws on my manhood and blasted me out the door using Eighteen Dragon Subduing Palms, haha! But you know, I just want to see that ambiguous ending cos i’ve never seen it before. As I mentioned before, I missed the 2009 version. I’ve seen the 1986 TVB version with Tony Leung which I used to love but I think it’s quite dated with it’s low production scenery and backdrop (you can’t beat Mainland China for getting the natural backgrounds and scenery), the 1994 Taiwan version which I thought was excellent and had the best actors (probably the best ever ZZR in Kathy Chow) and the 2000 TVB version which had the worst miscast as ZWJ! I like this 2019 version but like a lot of people, I thought the slow-mo fight scenes were unnecessary. If they could’ve made it more fast paced fight scenes like how TVB HK did it would have been better. HK used to be famous for it’s martial arts choreography in films and tv. Oh, and is the Three Lives Three World actually any good? Look, I wouldn’t actually watch a show just for pretty girls (although Dilraba is also very pretty), :) it does have to be a good watch. I’m a bit shallow for pretty girl celebs but not that bad. :D 

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It just occured to me to wonder, does Zhao Min ever kill anybody?

 

I don't remember if it's in the novel or in this 2019 version, but Zhang Wuji once asks Zhao Min if she's ever killed anybody. And she answers, "Not Yet." Then continues saying that if somebody ever hurt her father or her brother she would kill them along with their friends and family. But she never does that, does she? Even after Ming Cult members premeditate and carry out the murder of her father, she never acts on these words to take revenge.

 

Thinking back, I can't remember seeing her kill anybody. Yes, she captures the 6 Major Sects and causes trouble at Wudang but that involves injuring and poisoning them to bring back to Wan An Temple. As we recall, Shaolin Temple has no bodies to show. The Shaolin monk whose head we see is probably killed by the traitorous monk who brings it over to Zhang Sanfeng.

 

On the Snake Spirit Island, she fights the Persians and might even slashes a few of them with her Yitian sword but does she kill them? Are they dead? I don't know.

 

Compare all this to the likes of Yin Li (who we know has at least one kill -- Chu whatever her name is -- under her belt) and Zhou Zhiruo who doesn't kill people at Guang Ming Peak (she hits them with the blunt or flat part of her sword--bless her), but then goes on to murder a whole bunch of Yuan soldiers on Snake Spirit Island and even suggests killing to silence the runaway soldiers back on mainland. Poor misguided Zhiruo...

 

In any case, you can argue that Zhao Min is high-ranking enough that she orders other people to do her deeds (kill people) and so these bodies rack up and count as her doing. But it's still interesting to note that when it comes to killing people first-hand, she does not do that. Is it cowardice? Or is it because she does not grow up in wulin and never gets desensitized to killing? I like to think the latter. Maybe I'm a bit biased but it says something to me that everyone calls her evil demoness and all that but she doesn't actually kill as many people as the typical wulin martial artist. She orders the chopping of people's fingers but what's a few fingers compared to actual lives? Her previous crimes are not as serious as people make it out to be.

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14 hours ago, kur4p1k4 said:

ZWJ's mother did not give up the sabre, but the sabre was taken by Xie Xun, this is an wuxia story, strongest ppl always win, even if XX is blind he's ability and inner energy are a few level above WJ's parents.

Do you mean the 3rd brother of Wudang? She send him back to Wudang because she did not want to have more troubles with Wudang, she only paralyse him if 3rd brother can return to Wudang Zhang San Feng can cure him, but as you know 3rd brother met disaster before reaching Wudang. It was explained in one of the episode 5 or 6.

Wuji get kidnapped once the news that Yin Su Su and Zhang Cui Shan is back in mainland since they're the last known ppl and XX who are in the presence of the sabre. So that 'soldier' try to hold WJ hostage to blackmail his parents to disclose the location of XX.

WJ did not have a disease but an injury that disrupt his internal energy, kind of like a cold energy that slowly saps his life. The 'soldier' injured him so he can run away from ZSF, since by himself he's not on the same level as ZSF ability.

All the orthodox sects hated Ming sect because of the secretive nature of Ming sect and XX. He indiscriminately kill anybody to force Cheng Kun to comes out and face him, it was explained during the assault on Bright Peak, episode 19 or 20 I think and XX's past in episode 4 or 5.

Towards the middle it's not that we forget about the Dragon sabre but nobody know where it is anymore, since the last lead are YSS and ZCS whom have died by suicide, and it's 'dishonorable' to force a dying kid to divulge XX's location. That's why ppl stopped looking for it until there's some new info, there's nothing they can do.

Heaven sword, people tend to forget since the verse about it is not about ruling the world but just fighting Dragon Sabre on equal footing. It's always more nice to own a sabre that can rule the world. And Heaven sword was held by Er Mei's headmaster mostly, it was only lost a few years back before Mie Jue become the headmaster. Er Mei also is just an okay sect, while Wudang leader has greater and better renown in the wulin world for their ability, even though both of them start at the same time. So, I think ppl assume there's no secret in Heaven sword that could give them an edge in being the greatest in the world, since Er Mei is not...great...just...okay...(sorry Er Mei fans:sweatingbullets:).  While Dragon Sabre was always changing owners.

 

I personally just dislike when a TV show/movies adaptation, you have to read the book again just to understand it. It's an adaptation, audiences should be able to understand without reading the source material that's the whole point of adaptation, if they can't understand the story then you just suck at adapting. I know JY firstly from the TVB adaptation, which I understand all the plot points even without reading the book. I then read the book just because I want to see how far or close they follow the book. If the audience wants to know more then they read the book, that's fine imho.

Give me a second. I am going to to read what you wrote. You wrote a lot of important things. I will respond to you after I read your amazing reply. You took your time to reply to me. Thank you. Please wait for me.

14 hours ago, kimmortal said:

 

To clarify, I didn’t say you need to watch other stuff to understand HSDS. I said if you want to have a deeper understanding of Jin Yong’s shared universe, watching all 4 series will satisfy that. Like Marvel’s Cinematic Universe—you can watch only Doctor Strange and still understand Doctor Strange, but if you want to know what people are talking about what they mention “the incidents in New York” then you’ll need to watch other movies in the MCU. Anyway, I digress.

 

I’ll try to answer your questions.

1) Wuji’s mother didn’t give up the sabre. She just couldn’t beat Xie Xun and she wanted to keep her life. Later on, it didn’t matter who had the sabre on Ice-Fire Island because her priorities changed. She picked love and family first.

2) 3rd Hero of Wudang is a good guy and Wudang is known for being a famously good sect whose disciples do good deeds. Wuji’s mother and uncle hurt him to get the sabre; they didn’t need to kill him. She didn’t want to sow further discord between Heavenly Sect and Wudang so she sends him back to Wudang using a delivery service so her identity wouldn’t be known.

3) He got attacked because the culprits wanted the dragon sabre. They guy 3rd Hero fought with last saw him protecting the man who had the sabre (who was later found dead) so it was obvious that the sabre was in 3rd hero’s hands. That’s why the culprit asks him, “is the sabre in the hands of the one surnamed Yin?” Since 3rd Hero was injured when they found him, they figure he lost the sabre to this Yin person. They tortured him so he would speak. He did not say anything. They left him crippled.

4) Yin Susu (Wuji’s mom) did not lie that she wanted to help him. She really was trying to send him back to his master. Those delivery guys were supposed to hand him straight to his master at Wudang temple, not to anyone else at the foot of the mountain. Those guys f—ked up.

5) Wuji got kidnapped because as soon as 5th Hero and Yin Susu was known to be back in Central Plains mainland, news travelled fast and everybody wanted to know where Xie Xun was so they could get dragon sabre. The people who kidnapped Wuji wanted to use him as leverage to get his parents to talk (and wanted to scare him into talking too).

6) Wuji got hit with the Ice Palm as a last resort, probably out of anger, because Grandmaster Zhang Sanfeng successfully got him back. They were just really pissed. Or maybe they thought the good guys would come begging for a cure and have to reveal Xie Xun’s whereabouts.

7) All the orthodox sects hate Ming sects because the government labelled Ming sect members as evil and called them the Devil Sect. Without knowing the root cause, naturally the people of the martial world believed in this nickname as well. And it didn’t help that Xie Xun, who was 1 of 4 protectors of Ming Sect, went around killing people of orthodox sects to force his master out of hiding. He caused more people to hate Ming Sect. Nobody knew the Ming Sect’s true mission statement.

8) Like I mentioned in my earlier post, the title of the series/novel doesn’t really matter. Both sword and sabre are just MacGuffins used so that we can start the story somewhere and then we actually follow the hero through his quests and “Hero’s Journey” and character development. The true story of HSDS is about washing away old grudges and joining together all the people of the martial arts world toward a common purpose: to restore the land of the Hans and drive away the Mongolians and overthrow the Yuan Dynasty. That was the true purpose of the sword and sabre when they were forged by Guo Jing and Huang Rong back when they were defending the country against invaders. That’s the mission statement of the Ming Cult. And within this rebellion, there’s the underlying theme of bad vs good and falling in love with the enemy. Zhang Cuisan and Yin Susu were on different sides (orthodox vs unorthodox sects) and then Zhang Wuji and Zhao Min (Han vs Mongolian).

 

Phew! I hope that was clear. I believe that most, if not all, of your questions were actually answered in the show, hence why I think this is a good adaptation. I’m actually surprised you didn’t ask more pertinent questions like what’s the origin of the 9 Yang Manual and what the heck was it doing inside a big monkey. Lol. That, I believe, was not answered well at all in this version, because Zhang Sanfeng skipped a lot of details in his story to Zhang Wuji. But never mind that. It’s just extra information that enhances the story but doesn’t change its outcome.

 

There’s a new forum about wuxia that just started for anybody who’s interested in having lengthy discussions about all things wuxia related: https://jianxia.smfnew2.com/index.php

You also wrote a lot of important things. I want to read it and give you a good reply. Please wait for me too. 

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6 hours ago, kimmortal said:

It just occured to me to wonder, does Zhao Min ever kill anybody?

 

I don't remember if it's in the novel or in this 2019 version, but Zhang Wuji once asks Zhao Min if she's ever killed anybody. And she answers, "Not Yet." Then continues saying that if somebody ever hurt her father or her brother she would kill them along with their friends and family. But she never does that, does she? Even after Ming Cult members premeditate and carry out the murder of her father, she never acts on these words to take revenge.

 

Thinking back, I can't remember seeing her kill anybody. Yes, she captures the 6 Major Sects and causes trouble at Wudang but that involves injuring and poisoning them to bring back to Wan An Temple. As we recall, Shaolin Temple has no bodies to show. The Shaolin monk whose head we see is probably killed by the traitorous monk who brings it over to Zhang Sanfeng.

 

On the Snake Spirit Island, she fights the Persians and might even slashes a few of them with her Yitian sword but does she kill them? Are they dead? I don't know.

 

Compare all this to the likes of Yin Li (who we know has at least one kill -- Chu whatever her name is -- under her belt) and Zhou Zhiruo who doesn't kill people at Guang Ming Peak (she hits them with the blunt or flat part of her sword--bless her), but then goes on to murder a whole bunch of Yuan soldiers on Snake Spirit Island and even suggests killing to silence the runaway soldiers back on mainland. Poor misguided Zhiruo...

 

In any case, you can argue that Zhao Min is high-ranking enough that she orders other people to do her deeds (kill people) and so these bodies rack up and count as her doing. But it's still interesting to note that when it comes to killing people first-hand, she does not do that. Is it cowardice? Or is it because she does not grow up in wulin and never gets desensitized to killing? I like to think the latter. Maybe I'm a bit biased but it says something to me that everyone calls her evil demoness and all that but she doesn't actually kill as many people as the typical wulin martial artist. She orders the chopping of people's fingers but what's a few fingers compared to actual lives? Her previous crimes are not as serious as people make it out to be.

 

I had an impression that ZM didn't really kill anyone except for maybe some persians as you mentioned, which is out of survival. In novel maybe she did but off hand i couldn't remember it, maybe anyone who read it recently can verify. 

 

Another thing i would like to emphasise is she Never Ever give excuse for what she did. She own up to what she did with no silly excuse, even if it is clear that she did everything for her country, she is just being loyal.

 

Some others may just go *oh i did that because its my teacher's order etc*

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A little bit of my thought about ZM.

I think what i like about ZM is her personality. I like every version ZM, not because the actress who played her character, but it because what the actress do to act ZM character. 

Her personality wins me. :wub: and YK act as ZM... Like best. Because in 2019 version..i still find that ZM is still a girl, despite her cleverness,  mature aspects and understanding of people character, in this version...i still feel a teenage girl who fall in love and i love that. She is strong but she also vulnerable. Cute ZM. :wub::grin:

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22 hours ago, kur4p1k4 said:

ZWJ's mother did not give up the sabre, but the sabre was taken by Xie Xun, this is an wuxia story, strongest ppl always win, even if XX is blind he's ability and inner energy are a few level above WJ's parents.

 

Ok! This is my real reply!

 

My thoughts:

 

Thank you for explaining this part. I was so confused. So he was more powerful than Wujin's parents. So he got the sabre. I don't know what wuxia story means. But I believe you. So Wujin's parents have to follow him. They find the island. They share the island with Xie Xun. He becomes the godfather to Wujin. But they all leave. There is so much going on after Wujin's parents get to the island. Xie Xun still has the sabre. I wonder something. Why wasn't Wujin's father curious about the sabre?

 

22 hours ago, kur4p1k4 said:

Do you mean the 3rd brother of Wudang? She send him back to Wudang because she did not want to have more troubles with Wudang, she only paralyse him if 3rd brother can return to Wudang Zhang San Feng can cure him, but as you know 3rd brother met disaster before reaching Wudang. It was explained in one of the episode 5 or 6.

Ok. Thank you for explaining. Yes. I meant 3rd brother. Yes, you're right. It was explained in episode 5 or 6. But I still didn't understand. I just don't understand things. I'm sorry if I wasted your time. So she did try to cure him. I didn't get that either. You're right 3rd brother met the wrong people. They broke his arms and legs. Made me so sad. It's interesting. 3rd brother was really interested in the Dragon Sabre. But the story never talked about it. He saw a man die over the Dragon Sabre!

 

22 hours ago, kur4p1k4 said:

Wuji get kidnapped once the news that Yin Su Su and Zhang Cui Shan is back in mainland since they're the last known ppl and XX who are in the presence of the sabre. So that 'soldier' try to hold WJ hostage to blackmail his parents to disclose the location of XX.

Thank you for explaining this. So Wujin only got kidnapped because of XX. Wujin almost said where XX was. His mother slapped him. But she didn't mean to hurt him. She was just correcting him. So the guy who was holding him hostage pressed his palm against Wujin's back!

 

22 hours ago, kur4p1k4 said:

WJ did not have a disease but an injury that disrupt his internal energy, kind of like a cold energy that slowly saps his life. The 'soldier' injured him so he can run away from ZSF, since by himself he's not on the same level as ZSF ability.

Ok. I didn't know that. Thank you for correcting me. Hm. But the soldier who injured him injured him with a special technique, right? Maybe I'm lost.

 

22 hours ago, kur4p1k4 said:

All the orthodox sects hated Ming sect because of the secretive nature of Ming sect and XX. He indiscriminately kill anybody to force Cheng Kun to comes out and face him, it was explained during the assault on Bright Peak, episode 19 or 20 I think and XX's past in episode 4 or 5.

Ok. Thank you for explaining. Again, I did not know this was explained in episodes 4 or 5. I didn't understand episode 19 or 20. I forget his name. But he kidnapped the girl. I don't remember her name either. She was the favorite in her sect.  And he said he loved her. I don't think he was a bad person. And he was part of Ming sect. Wujin gave the child to him too. I meant he didn't seem like a bad person.

 

22 hours ago, kur4p1k4 said:

Towards the middle it's not that we forget about the Dragon sabre but nobody know where it is anymore, since the last lead are YSS and ZCS whom have died by suicide, and it's 'dishonorable' to force a dying kid to divulge XX's location. That's why ppl stopped looking for it until there's some new info, there's nothing they can do.

Ok.

 

22 hours ago, kur4p1k4 said:

Heaven sword, people tend to forget since the verse about it is not about ruling the world but just fighting Dragon Sabre on equal footing. It's always more nice to own a sabre that can rule the world. And Heaven sword was held by Er Mei's headmaster mostly, it was only lost a few years back before Mie Jue become the headmaster. Er Mei also is just an okay sect, while Wudang leader has greater and better renown in the wulin world for their ability, even though both of them start at the same time. So, I think ppl assume there's no secret in Heaven sword that could give them an edge in being the greatest in the world, since Er Mei is not...great...just...okay...(sorry Er Mei fans:sweatingbullets:).  While Dragon Sabre was always changing owners.

Ok  Thank you for explaining. I was confused about how much power Er Mei sect had too.

 

22 hours ago, kur4p1k4 said:

I personally just dislike when a TV show/movies adaptation, you have to read the book again just to understand it. It's an adaptation, audiences should be able to understand without reading the source material that's the whole point of adaptation, if they can't understand the story then you just suck at adapting. I know JY firstly from the TVB adaptation, which I understand all the plot points even without reading the book. I then read the book just because I want to see how far or close they follow the book. If the audience wants to know more then they read the book, that's fine imho.

So you dislike the TV show/movies adaptations! Ok. Well, they always say the book is better! Is the book in english? I'm glad you read the book! I understand why you are so good at explaining everything! Good job! You're right. The audience should read the book if they want to find out more. I haven't read the book. I did like the TV adaptation. I feel like it was the show I was looking for. I had a fun time watching it. I had fun learning clues and secrets. And I had fun following Wujin's journey!

 

Edit: @polar15 My reply to you is next!

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@kimmortal

 

I think the 2009 version had that scene where ZM said she never killed anyone to Wuji,  if I remember correctly.

 

Now, I know that ZM dynasty had done a lot of things that eroded the trusts of the people,  and I wont justify those. This is strictly about ZM character in my opinion :). She has flaws, she has done wrong things,  but at the end of the day,  most her actions were done for her dynasty. I also don't remember if she ever intentionally killed anyone. 

 

I also agree with Lauren. Plus,  I also don't think cowardice fits ZM character. To think about it,  she's a leader for her vassals/subordinates,  and just like most leaders,  she has to make sure that she comes up with plans/strategies that can benefit the cause she's fighting for. She's like the brain that keeps the efforts going. Sure she has dozens and dozens of people doing the deeds, just like most leaders do I would think,  but she woman up and owns her decisions. As Lauren said,  she didn't throw others under the bus for what her subordinates did. She acknowledged their actions and took responsibilities. Even ready to own up the evil things done by her subordinate long before she was born.

 

When her vassals were down,  she insisted to give them proper burial,  showing that she actually cared about them.  That's definitely not a coward in my book B)(perhaps I am biased?  But definitely not coward though haha) 

 

You raised up an interesting aspect about HSDS,  which is how some characters are quite gray.  The bad not necessarily evil while those that comes from good sect are not necessarily better. Examples of don't judge the book by its cover.

 

Looking back, I think Wan An temple was one (only?)  grander scheme that ZM plotted. ZM is someone who knows clearly what her goal is,  and she focused on that goal. I personally don't think she let her personal emotional state affect her schemes too much  (there are some influences, of course, but when it comes to reaching her goals,  she focused all the actions to reach this goal, instead of reaching the goal plus carried out personal vendetta againts love rivals to get the person she wanted, or to get her hands on the previous sabre, for examples).

 

Her goal is to ensure her dynasty could survive. The main heroes and heroines from the major sects were the biggest threats for her dynasty. Once she got them,  she could opt to eliminate them and greatly reduced the power of her dynasty's opponent. If not,  when it's clear that those heroes/heroines would not join the government, she could eliminate them.

 

But she didn't. Instead of ordering them to be killed after their staunch refusals,  she still didn't want to kill them. It shows that she actually has a kinder heart that would prefer to avoid any killing if she could. Unfortunately, when it comes to long battles against two warring sides,  like circumstances that she was caught in,  there will be victims, and the two sides would have opposite views on what constitutes as evil doings. 

 

I personally even think ZM's heart is more compassionate than those so called disciples of good sects, whose outer experience exude meek demeanor, benevolence, and kindness but deep inside hid hearts capable of commiting murders for the sake of getting his/her/their hand(s) on the sword and sabre, and/or to bring glory to himself/herself/their sects. The hypocrisy of those "good heroes/heroines," calling ZM "evil demoness" when they themselves had done worse thing than her (e.g. murdering people just because of a sword and a sabre) sometimes really grated me :sweatingbullets:.

 

@polar15

Agree!!  I also really like how this ZM is both strong yet vulnerable at the same time. She's still a young girl at the end of the day,  but her courage to face such a big obstacles are amazing.  :wub:

 

@Mr Horse

If you are interested to watch the 2009 version,  there used to be episodes with eng sub published in YouTube. But gotta say though, I was super hyped when I knew there would be another version of HSDS coming out, but was very dissapointed with the overall editing of the series. Plus they used a lot of yellow/blue tones that for me make the series seem on dreary side for me. Gotta say, for me,  Zhang San Feng in this 2009 is the most formidable and most charismatic ZSF among all versions I watched. 

 

 

Peace all:)

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@2handsintertwined Ok wait I think I have to explain something, I apologise for assuming you're familiar with "Wuxia" story. Wuxia story in the simplest meaning is a story about martial artist and their journey around China, it also has a certain code and honor that is inbuilt in the world of "wuxia" genre, since the Chinese character for it is 武侠 --> 武(Wu) means martial/military; 侠 (Xia) means hero/chivalrous/brave.

That's why in most wuxia genre the conflict that arise between characters is about what constitutes as honorable conducts/life. In Wuxia story it usually have different schools and sect with their own teachings and martial art secrets that must be guarded. You cannot learn a school's martial art unless you're the disciple of the school. It constitutes a dishonorable conduct to steal a school's martial art book.

 

I also would really like to know which YT sub you watched? Because I feel like you missed a lot of important information from the first 12 episodes at least.

I hope for your 2nd rewatch it's from this one, this one has the better English sub

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ros_wHjgdE&list=PLuyfcUjDE--TshpquRKPFbLXr0mTBazWy

 

I'll also try to explain the few characters, because it feels like you mixed up some characters

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This guy on the picture above is Xie Xun (XX) his nickname is Gold Haired Lion King from Ming sect, he's Zhang Wuji's (ZWJ) godfather

 

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The guy on the left is Yang Xiao (YX) he's the Left-messenger of the Ming sect's leader, he's like the vice president of the sect.

The girl on the right is Ji Xiaofu (JXF) she's an Er Mei disciple also Yang Buhui's (YBH) mother

 

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This lady is the 3rd Headmaster of Er Mei, Mie Jue Shi Tai (MJST). Her favourite disciples are JXF and Zhou Zhiruo (ZZR)

 

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This monk, his Buddhist name is Yuan Zhen (YZ), his original name is Cheng Kun (CK), he's XX's master and one of the main antagonist.

 

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This handsome guy is the 33rd leader of Ming sect, Yang Dingtian (YDT) who died before the series start. ZWJ will become the 34th leader of Ming sect later on after the Bright Peak arc finished.

The lady that's sitting below him is YDT's wife and also CK's martial sister (if you're martial brother/sister it means you're from the same school or have the same teacher).

 

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This guy is the 'soldier' in disguise that kidnapped ZWJ. He has a martial skill called "Xuanming Divine Palm" that injured ZWJ for most of his childhood. He's called He Biweng (HBW) or if he's with his martial brother then both of them together are called Xuanming Elders.

 

I would also like to say that I told you the episodes number not because I think you're bothersome or anything, but I've been in other forum where other people do not like to be told the story, they rather know the episodes number and then they can watch it themselves if they missed any information. So, I'm sorry if I offended you :(

 

5 hours ago, 2handsintertwined said:

Thank you for explaining this part. I was so confused. So he was more powerful than Wujin's parents. So he got the sabre. I don't know what wuxia story means. But I believe you. So Wujin's parents have to follow him. They find the island. They share the island with Xie Xun. He becomes the godfather to Wujin. But they all leave. There is so much going on after Wujin's parents get to the island. Xie Xun still has the sabre. I wonder something. Why wasn't Wujin's father curious about the sabre?

Even though the Sabre is powerful that does not mean everyone wants it. For example, the most famous franchise currently is Marvel Avengers' Universe but that does not mean everybody care about it, I'm pretty sure you know somebody that could not give a damn about Marvel, even if you give them a free ticket to watch the movie, they rather watch something else. To ZWJ's father to become the most powerful and ruler of the world is not important at all to him, imho.

 

5 hours ago, 2handsintertwined said:

Ok. I didn't know that. Thank you for correcting me. Hm. But the soldier who injured him injured him with a special technique, right? Maybe I'm lost.

Yes, ZWJ got hit by a special skill called "Xuanming Divine Palm", which pretty much disrupt his Yin energy. In Chinese literature/medicine it was hypothesize that human has Yin (cold) and Yang (hot) inside us. Xuanming Divine Palm is 'cold' based skill that's why ZWJ when he was a child was always cold and he could only be cured if he could learn Nine Yang manual skill, since Nine Yang is 'hot' based. Ah, but this is based on my memory when I went to Tao school as a kid , it might be the wrong explanation, don't take it as the absolute truth.

 

5 hours ago, 2handsintertwined said:

Ok. Thank you for explaining. Again, I did not know this was explained in episodes 4 or 5. I didn't understand episode 19 or 20. I forget his name. But he kidnapped the girl. I don't remember her name either. She was the favorite in her sect.  And he said he loved her. I don't think he was a bad person. And he was part of Ming sect. Wujin gave the child to him too. I meant he didn't seem like a bad person.

This one I think you're confusing YX and XX.

YX is the one who held the Er Mei's disciple, JXF as hostage during the confrontation at the inn during episode 4. And yes JXF was supposed to be the next Headmaster of Er Mei, but because she fell in love with YX and has his daughter she never went back to Er Mei even though she's also not together with YX.

MJST has an old grudge with YX, since she accused YX of killing her fiancee and stealing the Heaven Sword. Even though YX denied all that since YX is already strong by himself, to him Heaven sword is useless to him. This all happened around episode 4 and 5.

Later on around episode 11 or 12 ZWJ will fulfill JXF last request and send her daughter to YX.

YX is not a bad person, he's just unorthodox.

 

5 hours ago, 2handsintertwined said:

 

So you dislike the TV show/movies adaptations! Ok. Well, they always say the book is better! Is the book in english? I'm glad you read the book! I understand why you are so good at explaining everything! Good job! You're right. The audience should read the book if they want to find out more. I haven't read the book. I did like the TV adaptation. I feel like it was the show I was looking for. I had a fun time watching it. I had fun learning clues and secrets. And I had fun following Wujin's journey!

I actually love this adaptation a lot, there are some parts I'm unhappy about but overall it's a good drama.

 

The thing I dislike is when a TV/movie adaptation cannot tell their story properly and the solution is to read the book <_<. For me personally that means the scriptwriter/director/editor did a bad job in adapting.

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Sorry I have to separate into 2 post because I think I vomit words too much already in the previous post. Previously you asked why people in the wuxia world hate Ming sect? To explain that properly we have to go back to the past and talk about what happened between Xie Xun, Cheng Kun, Yang Dingtian, and Yang Dingtian's wife (which until now I still cannot find what's her name :cold_sweat:) and also Ming sect itself.

 

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If you look at that map, the red dot is around where Ming sect headquarter is located. The blue box is where Wudang and Shaolin is located. Most of the other schools and sects are also located mostly on the eastern part of China. This is one of the reason why most of the people from other school is distrustful of Ming sect since they're so far away. Also Ming sect founding was rooted from Persia, that's why the people feels like they're code and believes are foreign base, not rooted in Confucianism/Tao/Buddhism.

 

The other reason why people have so many grudges with Ming sect is related to Cheng Kun.

In the past before the story start (you can watch the flashback in eps 19 I think). When Yang Dingtian was still the leader of Ming sect he got married to Cheng Kun's martial sister.

Cheng Kun and his martial sister are actually lovers, but because she was arranged to be married to Yang Dingtian she told Cheng Kun to break up with her. But Cheng Kun refused, so they have a secret affair.

When Cheng Kun and his martial sister have their affair, they will meet up in the secret passage of the Ming sect, that can only be used by the Ming sect leader.

One day Yang Dingtian found out, because he was so heartbroken, he ruptured his own nerves and died. Yang Dingtian's wife felt so guilty that she caused her husband's death, she killed herself (this is the bodies that ZWJ will find in the cave when he got trapped by Cheng Kun in episode 20)

Cheng Kun was so angry that his martial sister kill herself that he blamed the whole Ming sect and wanted to destroy the sect completely. But he knows he couldn't do it himself since Ming sect has a lot of highly skilled people.

He then got angry when he found out his disciple, Xie Xun, is apparently a high ranking officer of Ming sect. To take his revenge he rape and killed Xie Xun's whole family, since he knows that Xie Xun has a temper, that once you make him angry he won't stop chasing until he can kill Cheng Kun (this flashback happen in episode 5, I think). Cheng Kun then hide himself and just wait for Xie Xun to do foolish stuffs. He also sell his service to the Yuan dynasty just to destroy Ming sect.

Xie Xun blinded by his anger indiscriminately kill people from different school to incite Cheng Kun to come out from hiding by saying that "Cheng Kun did it".

But family and relatives of the people who got killed know it was Xie Xun who did it, so they pile their anger on both Ming sect and Xie Xun.  

Xie Xun also stole other school's martial art, which you're not suppose to do, to enhance his own ability. This add another pile of grudges of other schools towards Ming sect.

After years, finally Cheng Kun's plan came to fruition when all the 6 big sects of the mainland joined together to destroy Ming sect once and for all, to settle their old grudges and do justice for their friends and families that was killed by Xie Xun. 

 

This is why Ming sect was hated by the start of the series.

I'm sure there's other reasons that I missed. But that's the summary I get from the drama.

 

Cheers, I hope the explanation helped :grin:

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OMG what is this travesty?! Lin Yu Shen can speak Canto why didn't he dub his TVB version :persevere: (I know, I know he's too expensive probably and logistically too bothersome)

He said he actually like Zhang Wu Ji, Yang Xiao no good, always got hit lol :joy:

 

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10 hours ago, kur4p1k4 said:

OMG what is this travesty?! Lin Yu Shen can speak Canto why didn't he dub his TVB version :persevere: (I know, I know he's too expensive probably and logistically too bothersome)

He said he actually like Zhang Wu Ji, Yang Xiao no good, always got hit lol :joy:

 

He is even more handsome in modern clothes and hairstyle :wub:. At 38, he’s not too old or too young for me, haha! Shh! Don’t tell my husband!

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13 minutes ago, kimmortal said:

He is even more handsome in modern clothes and hairstyle :wub:. At 38, he’s not too old or too young for me, haha! Shh! Don’t tell my husband!so 

So it his own voice! I love hear his voice. He have charismatic voice:wub:

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11 hours ago, kur4p1k4 said:

OMG what is this travesty?! Lin Yu Shen can speak Canto why didn't he dub his TVB version :persevere: (I know, I know he's too expensive probably and logistically too bothersome)

He said he actually like Zhang Wu Ji, Yang Xiao no good, always got hit lol :joy:

 

As soon as this Yáng Xiao made his appearance I thought... this guy’s a smooth operator! Probably one of the coolest Yáng Xiao of all the versions (even cooler than the one in the 1994 Taiwan version) and all the ladies must love this bloke! Does anyone know if Yang Xiao is meant to be a cool, calm and collective person in the book?

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2 hours ago, kimmortal said:

He is even more handsome in modern clothes and hairstyle :wub:. At 38, he’s not too old or too young for me, haha! Shh! Don’t tell my husband!

Omg u mean what? He is like exactly the same age as me? Why didn't I know him earlier? Perhaps we would have chance. I can migrate to China. 

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@kimmortal @LaurenPanna Yes, he's so cool, but he's always so bashful when any interviewer asked about the popularity of Yang Xiao lol. @Lauren your husband will cry if you leave him for Lin Yu Shen :lol:

Lin Yu Shen is married anyway so you're too late lol :yum:

@polar15 Yes! I was so surprised when the he spoke Canto I thought he did not know Canto, since he's a northerner.

@Mr Horse The coolest Yang Xiao before Lin Yu Shen is probably the 1994 one. Before that I think Yang Xiao is really just a normal character with the typical wuxia personality, he likes wine and women, he's smart, pretty strong, I mean Yang Xiao is the left hand of the Ming cult's leader, but I don't think he's likeable, in the 1986 version as far as I can remember Yang Xiao is more arrogant and confrontative when they don't have any leader.

While Lin Yu Shen's Yang Xiao is more aloof. And I would say this Yang Xiao even with the same line as the 1994 one, Lin Yu Shen can deliver the line with more charm and suaveness ;) imho anyway

 

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2 hours ago, kur4p1k4 said:

@Lauren your husband will cry if you leave him for Lin Yu Shen :lol:

Lin Yu Shen is married anyway so you're too late lol 

 

It's ok. I insist. 我偏要勉强 lol:joy:

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There's a Chinese sub, for anybody that can read Chinese

Important points:

Lin Yu Shen can speak Canto cause he went to HK in 1996 to shoot a movie so he has HK friends to speak Canto with.

He's also the same generation as Hu Ge, that's was surprising for me I thought Hu Ge is younger than him hahaha

Lin Yu Shen said lotsa ppl thinks he's unapproachable but he's actually very warm (please don't be afraid ppl lol, poor guy:lol:)

He also doesn't like Yang Buhui and Yin Liting relationship personally, no reason at all it should happen, if it's his daughter he won't agree lol (Yes! I agree also that's the weirdest relationship ever, rather than changing the ending of the HSDS I really wish JY did something about that weird pairing)

 

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On 6/12/2019 at 12:12 AM, kimmortal said:

To clarify, I didn’t say you need to watch other stuff to understand HSDS. I said if you want to have a deeper understanding of Jin Yong’s shared universe, watching all 4 series will satisfy that. Like Marvel’s Cinematic Universe—you can watch only Doctor Strange and still understand Doctor Strange, but if you want to know what people are talking about what they mention “the incidents in New York” then you’ll need to watch other movies in the MCU. Anyway, I digress.

 

I'm sorry I missed this comment. I didn't mean to say you said something you didn't. Thank you for clarifying this. You're right about this. I need a deeper understanding of Jin Yong's world to understand. I'm sorry.

 

On 6/12/2019 at 12:12 AM, kimmortal said:

I’ll try to answer your questions.

1) Wuji’s mother didn’t give up the sabre. She just couldn’t beat Xie Xun and she wanted to keep her life. Later on, it didn’t matter who had the sabre on Ice-Fire Island because her priorities changed. She picked love and family first.

2) 3rd Hero of Wudang is a good guy and Wudang is known for being a famously good sect whose disciples do good deeds. Wuji’s mother and uncle hurt him to get the sabre; they didn’t need to kill him. She didn’t want to sow further discord between Heavenly Sect and Wudang so she sends him back to Wudang using a delivery service so her identity wouldn’t be known.

3) He got attacked because the culprits wanted the dragon sabre. They guy 3rd Hero fought with last saw him protecting the man who had the sabre (who was later found dead) so it was obvious that the sabre was in 3rd hero’s hands. That’s why the culprit asks him, “is the sabre in the hands of the one surnamed Yin?” Since 3rd Hero was injured when they found him, they figure he lost the sabre to this Yin person. They tortured him so he would speak. He did not say anything. They left him crippled.

4) Yin Susu (Wuji’s mom) did not lie that she wanted to help him. She really was trying to send him back to his master. Those delivery guys were supposed to hand him straight to his master at Wudang temple, not to anyone else at the foot of the mountain. Those guys f—ked up.

5) Wuji got kidnapped because as soon as 5th Hero and Yin Susu was known to be back in Central Plains mainland, news travelled fast and everybody wanted to know where Xie Xun was so they could get dragon sabre. The people who kidnapped Wuji wanted to use him as leverage to get his parents to talk (and wanted to scare him into talking too).

6) Wuji got hit with the Ice Palm as a last resort, probably out of anger, because Grandmaster Zhang Sanfeng successfully got him back. They were just really pissed. Or maybe they thought the good guys would come begging for a cure and have to reveal Xie Xun’s whereabouts.

7) All the orthodox sects hate Ming sects because the government labelled Ming sect members as evil and called them the Devil Sect. Without knowing the root cause, naturally the people of the martial world believed in this nickname as well. And it didn’t help that Xie Xun, who was 1 of 4 protectors of Ming Sect, went around killing people of orthodox sects to force his master out of hiding. He caused more people to hate Ming Sect. Nobody knew the Ming Sect’s true mission statement.

8) Like I mentioned in my earlier post, the title of the series/novel doesn’t really matter. Both sword and sabre are just MacGuffins used so that we can start the story somewhere and then we actually follow the hero through his quests and “Hero’s Journey” and character development. The true story of HSDS is about washing away old grudges and joining together all the people of the martial arts world toward a common purpose: to restore the land of the Hans and drive away the Mongolians and overthrow the Yuan Dynasty. That was the true purpose of the sword and sabre when they were forged by Guo Jing and Huang Rong back when they were defending the country against invaders. That’s the mission statement of the Ming Cult. And within this rebellion, there’s the underlying theme of bad vs good and falling in love with the enemy. Zhang Cuisan and Yin Susu were on different sides (orthodox vs unorthodox sects) and then Zhang Wuji and Zhao Min (Han vs Mongolian).

 

Phew! I hope that was clear. I believe that most, if not all, of your questions were actually answered in the show, hence why I think this is a good adaptation. I’m actually surprised you didn’t ask more pertinent questions like what’s the origin of the 9 Yang Manual and what the heck was it doing inside a big monkey. Lol. That, I believe, was not answered well at all in this version, because Zhang Sanfeng skipped a lot of details in his story to Zhang Wuji. But never mind that. It’s just extra information that enhances the story but doesn’t change its outcome.

 

Thank you for explaining this. I should have read this. I think you answered a lot of my questions. Thank you. I'm glad that you gave me history too. Thank you again.

 

On 6/12/2019 at 12:12 AM, kimmortal said:

There’s a new forum about wuxia that just started for anybody who’s interested in having lengthy discussions about all things wuxia related: https://jianxia.smfnew2.com/index.php

 

Thank you.

 

On 6/13/2019 at 1:48 AM, kur4p1k4 said:

Ok wait I think I have to explain something, I apologise for assuming you're familiar with "Wuxia" story. Wuxia story in the simplest meaning is a story about martial artist and their journey around China, it also has a certain code and honor that is inbuilt in the world of "wuxia" genre, since the Chinese character for it is 武侠 --> 武(Wu) means martial/military; 侠 (Xia) means hero/chivalrous/brave.

That's why in most wuxia genre the conflict that arise between characters is about what constitutes as honorable conducts/life. In Wuxia story it usually have different schools and sect with their own teachings and martial art secrets that must be guarded. You cannot learn a school's martial art unless you're the disciple of the school. It constitutes a dishonorable conduct to steal a school's martial art book.

 

It's okay. You're right I'm not familiar with the "Wuxia" story. You didn't assume.

 

On 6/13/2019 at 1:48 AM, kur4p1k4 said:

I also would really like to know which YT sub you watched? Because I feel like you missed a lot of important information from the first 12 episodes at least.

I hope for your 2nd rewatch it's from this one, this one has the better English sub

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ros_wHjgdE&list=PLuyfcUjDE--TshpquRKPFbLXr0mTBazWy

 

I didn't watch a YT sub. I watched another sub. You're right. I missed a lot of important information. I hope I rewatch it a 2nd time too.

 

Thank you for explaining all the characters. Thank you for putting up the pictures too.   

On 6/13/2019 at 1:48 AM, kur4p1k4 said:

Yes, ZWJ got hit by a special skill called "Xuanming Divine Palm", which pretty much disrupt his Yin energy. In Chinese literature/medicine it was hypothesize that human has Yin (cold) and Yang (hot) inside us. Xuanming Divine Palm is 'cold' based skill that's why ZWJ when he was a child was always cold and he could only be cured if he could learn Nine Yang manual skill, since Nine Yang is 'hot' based. Ah, but this is based on my memory when I went to Tao school as a kid , it might be the wrong explanation, don't take it as the absolute truth.

 

Thank you for explaining the special skill used on Wujin. I noticed that he got cold. So you went to Tao as a kid. I  believe you.

 

On 6/13/2019 at 1:48 AM, kur4p1k4 said:

This one I think you're confusing YX and XX.

YX is the one who held the Er Mei's disciple, JXF as hostage during the confrontation at the inn during episode 4. And yes JXF was supposed to be the next Headmaster of Er Mei, but because she fell in love with YX and has his daughter she never went back to Er Mei even though she's also not together with YX.

MJST has an old grudge with YX, since she accused YX of killing her fiancee and stealing the Heaven Sword. Even though YX denied all that since YX is already strong by himself, to him Heaven sword is useless to him. This all happened around episode 4 and 5.

Later on around episode 11 or 12 ZWJ will fulfill JXF last request and send her daughter to YX.

YX is not a bad person, he's just unorthodox.

 

I think I'm confusing YX with XX too. Thank you for explaining what happened to Er Mei's disciple. Thank you for explaining the relationship between MJST and YX. So I was right? YX is not a bad person. 

 

On 6/13/2019 at 1:48 AM, kur4p1k4 said:

I actually love this adaptation a lot, there are some parts I'm unhappy about but overall it's a good drama.

I'm happy you like this adaptation. And I'm sorry there were some parts that you were unhappy with.

 

On 6/13/2019 at 1:48 AM, kur4p1k4 said:

The thing I dislike is when a TV/movie adaptation cannot tell their story properly and the solution is to read the book <_<. For me personally that means the scriptwriter/director/editor did a bad job in adapting.

You're right. I dislike this too.

 

On 6/13/2019 at 2:27 AM, kur4p1k4 said:

Sorry I have to separate into 2 post because I think I vomit words too much already in the previous post. Previously you asked why people in the wuxia world hate Ming sect? To explain that properly we have to go back to the past and talk about what happened between Xie Xun, Cheng Kun, Yang Dingtian, and Yang Dingtian's wife (which until now I still cannot find what's her name :cold_sweat:) and also Ming sect itself.

No you're fine. You didn't vomit too many words. You were just telling me all the things that I didn't know. Okay. I will look forward to you explaining why Wuxia world hated Ming sect. And thanks for the map.

On 6/13/2019 at 2:27 AM, kur4p1k4 said:

If you look at that map, the red dot is around where Ming sect headquarter is located. The blue box is where Wudang and Shaolin is located. Most of the other schools and sects are also located mostly on the eastern part of China. This is one of the reason why most of the people from other school is distrustful of Ming sect since they're so far away. Also Ming sect founding was rooted from Persia, that's why the people feels like they're code and believes are foreign base, not rooted in Confucianism/Tao/Buddhism.

 

Oh. I get it. Thank you for explaining this. I think this also explains my questions about the Persia story.

 

On 6/13/2019 at 2:27 AM, kur4p1k4 said:

The other reason why people have so many grudges with Ming sect is related to Cheng Kun.

In the past before the story start (you can watch the flashback in eps 19 I think). When Yang Dingtian was still the leader of Ming sect he got married to Cheng Kun's martial sister.

Cheng Kun and his martial sister are actually lovers, but because she was arranged to be married to Yang Dingtian she told Cheng Kun to break up with her. But Cheng Kun refused, so they have a secret affair.

Ok. 

On 6/13/2019 at 2:27 AM, kur4p1k4 said:

When Cheng Kun and his martial sister have their affair, they will meet up in the secret passage of the Ming sect, that can only be used by the Ming sect leader.

One day Yang Dingtian found out, because he was so heartbroken, he ruptured his own nerves and died. Yang Dingtian's wife felt so guilty that she caused her husband's death, she killed herself (this is the bodies that ZWJ will find in the cave when he got trapped by Cheng Kun in episode 20)

Ok.

 

On 6/13/2019 at 2:27 AM, kur4p1k4 said:

Cheng Kun was so angry that his martial sister kill herself that he blamed the whole Ming sect and wanted to destroy the sect completely. But he knows he couldn't do it himself since Ming sect has a lot of highly skilled people.

He then got angry when he found out his disciple, Xie Xun, is apparently a high ranking officer of Ming sect. To take his revenge he rape and killed Xie Xun's whole family, since he knows that Xie Xun has a temper, that once you make him angry he won't stop chasing until he can kill Cheng Kun (this flashback happen in episode 5, I think). Cheng Kun then hide himself and just wait for Xie Xun to do foolish stuffs. He also sell his service to the Yuan dynasty just to destroy Ming sect.

Thanks for explaining this. Xie Xun always said he wanted revenge for who killed his family.

 

On 6/13/2019 at 2:27 AM, kur4p1k4 said:

Xie Xun blinded by his anger indiscriminately kill people from different school to incite Cheng Kun to come out from hiding by saying that "Cheng Kun did it".

But family and relatives of the people who got killed know it was Xie Xun who did it, so they pile their anger on both Ming sect and Xie Xun.  

Wow. So more hate for Ming sect.

 

On 6/13/2019 at 2:27 AM, kur4p1k4 said:

Xie Xun also stole other school's martial art, which you're not suppose to do, to enhance his own ability. This add another pile of grudges of other schools towards Ming sect.

After years, finally Cheng Kun's plan came to fruition when all the 6 big sects of the mainland joined together to destroy Ming sect once and for all, to settle their old grudges and do justice for their friends and families that was killed by Xie Xun. 

 

Ok

 

On 6/13/2019 at 2:27 AM, kur4p1k4 said:

This is why Ming sect was hated by the start of the series.

I'm sure there's other reasons that I missed. But that's the summary I get from the drama.

Thank you. No I think you did a good job. I missed a lot. I think you filled in the parts that I missed. Thank you.

 

On 6/13/2019 at 2:27 AM, kur4p1k4 said:

Cheers, I hope the explanation helped :grin:

Yes it helped! Thank you. You are so kind. I hope I watch it a 2nd time.

 

And @kimmortal I meant to say that I was going to reply to you. But I said I was going to reply to @polar15! I think I got that right, right?

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