History Literature / LegendOfTheCondorHeroes

8th Aug '17 6:40:29 AM alchixinren
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* AcceptableEthnicTargets : As far as the heroes are concerned, everyone aligned with the Jin Empire is evil by the virtue of being aligned with the Jin Empire. While it is justified in-universe because the Han people were being invaded, the work as whole never attempts to contradict this prejudice.
** Especially jarring when even the Mongolian are portrayed more sympathetically than the Jin, given the nationalistic undertones in the series, because historically, it was the Mongolians, not the Jin, who wipes out the Song Dynasty.

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* AcceptableEthnicTargets : As far as the heroes are concerned, everyone aligned with the (Jurchen, or Manchu) Jin Empire is evil by the virtue of being aligned with the Jin Empire. While it is justified in-universe because the Han people were being invaded, the work as whole never attempts to contradict this prejudice.
** Especially jarring when even the Mongolian are portrayed more sympathetically than the Jin, given the nationalistic undertones in the series, because historically, it was the Mongolians, not the Jin, who wipes out the Song Dynasty. This may have been due to lingering anti-Manchu sentiment, given the numerous problems China faced during the later Manchu Qing Dynasty.
5th Nov '16 9:27:30 AM dlchen145
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* BadAss: Almost every person who gets to speak a line, with very few exceptions. It gets to the point where it reaches WorldOfBadass levels.
9th Jun '16 9:10:58 PM dasuberkaiser
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* BreaktheCutie: Guo Jing and Mu Nianci

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* BreaktheCutie: BreakTheCutie: Guo Jing and Mu Nianci



* ComicallyMissingthePoint: A lot of conversation with the slow-witted Guo Jin ends this way

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* ComicallyMissingthePoint: ComicallyMissingThePoint: A lot of conversation with the slow-witted Guo Jin ends this way



* GoodisnotSoft: A lot of famous heroic fighters earn their reputation by beating down foreign invaders, traitors to the nation, and perpetrators of injustice. For example: Hong Qigong, Qiu Chuji, The Seven Freaks, and later, Guo Jin and Huang Rong

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* GoodisnotSoft: GoodIsNotSoft: A lot of famous heroic fighters earn their reputation by beating down foreign invaders, traitors to the nation, and perpetrators of injustice. For example: Hong Qigong, Qiu Chuji, The Seven Freaks, and later, Guo Jin and Huang Rong
14th May '15 2:16:50 AM SeptimusHeap
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''The Legend of the Condor Heroes'' is a {{Wuxia}} tetralogy written by Chinese author JinYong (pen name for Louis Cha). It follows the adventures of many members of the Jianghu world, especially Guo Jing, a slow-witted, talentless child who, with the help of lady luck and many incredibly talented masters, slowly rises to a prominent position in the martial arts world.

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''The Legend of the Condor Heroes'' is a {{Wuxia}} tetralogy written by Chinese author JinYong Creator/JinYong (pen name for Louis Cha). It follows the adventures of many members of the Jianghu world, especially Guo Jing, a slow-witted, talentless child who, with the help of lady luck and many incredibly talented masters, slowly rises to a prominent position in the martial arts world.
27th Aug '14 5:58:08 PM snowsky235
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* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler: Yang Kang]] doesn't take this revelation too well.
27th Aug '14 5:56:15 PM snowsky235
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* MeaningfulName: Guo Jing and Yang Kang, whose given names together is a reference to the Jingkang Incident. Qiu Chuji named them, hoping they would grow up to be patriotic like their fathers and help the Song Dynasty fend off the invading Jin. [[spoiler: Horribly ironic in retrospect, given how Yang Kang turned out.]]

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* MeaningfulName: Guo Jing and Yang Kang, whose given names together is a reference to the Jingkang Incident. Qiu Chuji named them, hoping they would grow up to be patriotic like their fathers and help the Song Dynasty fend off the invading Jin. [[spoiler: Horribly ironic in retrospect, given how Yang Kang turned out.]]It doesn't quite go as planned.
27th Aug '14 5:55:09 PM snowsky235
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* MurderTheHypotenuse: [[spoiler: And then adopt his son, if you're Wanyan Honglie.]]

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* MurderTheHypotenuse: [[spoiler: And then adopt his son, if you're Wanyan Honglie. Huang Yaoshi also offers to kill Huazhen for this reason, for his daughter's sake.]]
27th Aug '14 5:49:07 PM snowsky235
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* BigBad: Not a clear-cut case, due to the serialized nature of the original novel. Wanyan Honglie {{TheChessmaster}} is the political and ideological Big Bad who instigates the plot, but he is very removed from the Wulin aspect of the story. Ouyang Feng is the one who presents the greatest physical threat to the heroes in battle, but his motivations and ambitions are less far-reaching than Wanyan Honglie’s.

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* BigBad: Not a clear-cut case, due to the serialized nature of the original novel. Wanyan Honglie {{TheChessmaster}} is the political and ideological Big Bad who instigates the plot, but he is very removed from the Wulin aspect of the story. Ouyang Feng is the one who presents the greatest physical threat to the heroes in battle, but his motivations and ambitions are less far-reaching than Wanyan Honglie’s.



* DatingWhatDaddyHates: Even Hong Qigong lampshades that the formidably smart and powerful Huang Yaoshi would not appreciate the slow-witted Guo Jin as a son-in-law. This trope is subverted as Huang Rong actively tries to change Guo Jin into someone her father would approve of by making Qigong take him on as a student.

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* DatingWhatDaddyHates: Even Hong Qigong lampshades that the formidably smart and powerful Huang Yaoshi would not appreciate the slow-witted Guo Jin as a son-in-law. This trope is subverted as Huang Rong actively tries to change Guo Jin into someone her father would approve of by making the famous Qigong take him on as a student.


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* HeroicBSOD: hits Guo Jing hard, twice, with the deaths of [[spoiler: his five masters, and later, his mother]].
27th Aug '14 5:45:19 PM snowsky235
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27th Aug '14 5:45:15 PM snowsky235
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* BigBad: Not a clear-cut case, due to the serialized nature of the original novel. Wanyan Honglie is the political and ideological Big Bad who instigates the plot, but he is very removed from the Wulin aspect of the story. Ouyang Feng is the one who presents the greatest physical threat to the heroes in battle, but his motivations and ambitions are less far-reaching than Wanyan Honglie’s.

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* BigBad: Not a clear-cut case, due to the serialized nature of the original novel. Wanyan Honglie {{TheChessmaster}} is the political and ideological Big Bad who instigates the plot, but he is very removed from the Wulin aspect of the story. Ouyang Feng is the one who presents the greatest physical threat to the heroes in battle, but his motivations and ambitions are less far-reaching than Wanyan Honglie’s.
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