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4th Dec '17 7:51:55 PM nombretomado
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** ''CrouchingTigerHiddenDragon'' sparked a wave of more arthouse-oriented wuxia.

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** ''CrouchingTigerHiddenDragon'' ''Film/CrouchingTigerHiddenDragon'' sparked a wave of more arthouse-oriented wuxia.
24th Nov '17 8:00:34 AM ddyingle
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* The many Pili Taiwanese drama series are in this setting. Unlike other wuxia examples, these series are actually ''puppet shows'', made with intricate glove puppets capable of a wide range of actions and supplemented by tokusatsu-esque sets and CGI effects. Created as a means to keep traditional Taiwanese puppetry alive in a modern era, Pili is a household name in Taiwan.

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* The many Pili Taiwanese drama series are in this setting. Unlike other wuxia examples, these series are actually ''puppet shows'', made with intricate glove puppets capable of a wide range of actions and supplemented by tokusatsu-esque sets and CGI effects. Created as a means mean to keep traditional Taiwanese puppetry alive in a modern era, Pili is a household name in Taiwan.
24th Nov '17 7:59:20 AM ddyingle
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Modern works often incorporate outside themes and ideas, allowing the genre to develop, and in turn ''wǔxiá'' themes and visual styles have strongly influenced Western media, especially in cinema.

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Modern works often incorporate outside themes and ideas, allowing the genre to develop, and in turn ''wǔxiá'' themes and visual styles have strongly influenced Western media, especially in cinema.
cinema. In a similiar vein to Creator/JRRTolkien and HighFantasy, Creator/JinYong, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gu_Long Gu Long]], and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liang_Yusheng Liang Yusheng]] proliferated the modern ''wuxia'' genre.



** It's basically all of modern Taiwanese puppet drama series really.



* ''Weapons of the Gods'' (which the RPG below is based on)

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* ''Weapons of the Gods'' (which the RPG below is based on)on) and basically all of Wong Yuk Long's works such as Film/DragonTigerGate.
3rd Nov '17 8:56:24 PM DustSnitch
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* BadassPrincess: There are plenty of these, though many suffer from the StandardFemaleGrabArea problem.


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* PrettyPrincessPowerhouse: There are plenty of these, though many suffer from the StandardFemaleGrabArea problem.
24th Oct '17 6:52:32 PM nombretomado
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One of the oldest genres in Chinese literature, wǔxiá (武侠 -- literally "martial-arts chivalry" or "martial arts heroes", and pronounced ''roughly'' [[http://tinyurl.com/wuxia woo-seeah]] in [[ChineseLanguage Mandarin]]) stories are tall tales of honourable warriors (侠 ''xiá'') fighting against evil, whether it be an individual villain, or a corrupt government. Notable for {{melodrama}}, [[ImplausibleFencingPowers spectacular swordplay]], and [[WireFu high-flying]] [[EverybodyWasKungFuFighting martial arts]].

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One of the oldest genres in Chinese literature, wǔxiá (武侠 -- literally "martial-arts chivalry" or "martial arts heroes", and pronounced ''roughly'' [[http://tinyurl.com/wuxia woo-seeah]] in [[ChineseLanguage [[UsefulNotes/ChineseLanguage Mandarin]]) stories are tall tales of honourable warriors (侠 ''xiá'') fighting against evil, whether it be an individual villain, or a corrupt government. Notable for {{melodrama}}, [[ImplausibleFencingPowers spectacular swordplay]], and [[WireFu high-flying]] [[EverybodyWasKungFuFighting martial arts]].
8th Aug '17 6:34:49 AM alchixinren
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[[quoteright:350:[[Series/ReturnOfTheCondorHeroes http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/wuxia_9192.jpg]]]]

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[[quoteright:350:[[Series/ReturnOfTheCondorHeroes [[quoteright:350:[[Literature/TheReturnOfTheCondorHeroes http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/wuxia_9192.jpg]]]]
2nd Aug '17 5:58:53 PM Rhodes7
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* ''Literature/WayOfChoices'' is solidly xianxia.
13th Feb '17 11:05:57 PM Adannor
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* HeirToTheDojo: Given the nature of martial art schools in this genre, there tend to be certain characters who are chosen by his/her master as a successor.

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* HeirToTheDojo: Given the nature of martial art schools in this genre, there tend to be certain characters who are chosen by his/her master as a successor. Xianxia has another particularly popular variant - characters going into ruins of ancient long-gone sects, discovering and passing some sort of a test in order to gain their "inheritance", ranging from techniques to artefacts to bound servants (bound immortal demons and the like).
26th Dec '16 5:46:51 PM tenuousbreaker
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* Two different manga by Creator/OhGreat effectively become this over time: ''Manga/TenjhoTenge'' is a straight example, with each of the characters having long histories, internal and external conflicts between bloodlines, clans, sensei's, and fighting styles. The other is ''Manga/AirGear'', which does pretty much the exact same formula, except instead of magical kung-fu they use magical motorized inline skates.
* ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'' has an ongoing manga that is heavily influenced by wuxia manhua, which is perhaps expected giving it's artist and writer has a great deal of experience drawing and writing for that particular comic genre.

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* Two different manga by Creator/OhGreat effectively become this over time: ''Manga/TenjhoTenge'' is a straight example, with each of the characters having long histories, internal and external conflicts between bloodlines, clans, sensei's, teachers, and fighting styles. The other is ''Manga/AirGear'', which does pretty much the exact same formula, except instead of magical kung-fu they use magical motorized inline skates.
* ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'' has an ongoing manga that is heavily influenced by wuxia manhua, which is perhaps expected giving it's its artist and writer has have a great deal of experience drawing and writing for that particular comic genre.
26th Dec '16 5:45:22 PM tenuousbreaker
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* The first season of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'' can be read as a loose adaptation of Jing-Yong's ''Literature/TheHeavenSwordAndDragonSaber'' novel, especially concerning Kira as a rewrite of the kind-pacifist turned Warrior-God Jang Wu-Ji.
** It seems more likely to be a loose adaption of the original Mobile Suit Gundam series though, with elements from more recent ones thrown in.

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* The first season of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'' can be read as a loose adaptation of Jing-Yong's ''Literature/TheHeavenSwordAndDragonSaber'' novel, especially concerning Kira as a rewrite of the kind-pacifist turned Warrior-God Jang Wu-Ji.
** It seems more likely to be
Wu-Ji, on top of being a loose adaption adaptation of the original Mobile Suit Gundam series though, with elements from more recent ones thrown in.modern Gundam elements.
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