History Manhua / TheCelestialZone

14th Jun '16 2:49:22 PM dasuberkaiser
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* RightMakesMight: Played straight as an arrow throughout, making the entire franchise as a whole sit uncompromisingly on the idealistic end of the SlidingScaleofIdealismVersusCynicism. But considering the almost universal inspiration from the {{Wuxia}} genre throughout, this is almost a given.

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* RightMakesMight: Played straight as an arrow throughout, making the entire franchise as a whole sit uncompromisingly on the idealistic end of the SlidingScaleofIdealismVersusCynicism.SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism. But considering the almost universal inspiration from the {{Wuxia}} genre throughout, this is almost a given.
22nd May '15 7:29:35 AM Ominae
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6th Oct '14 3:41:11 AM Lawman82
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* ScheduleSlip: TCZ X has been running into this rather frequently due to a number of side projects taking up the creator's plate.
25th Jun '14 9:48:14 AM rexpensive
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The original series debuted in 1999, concluding in the year 2003 and spanning a total of twenty-five black and white volumes. Since then, it has grown into a franchise in its own right, having spawned a spin-off adventure of one of its lead heroines, [[LadyInRed Chi]] [[ActionGirl Xue]] in a single-shot volume, as well as a proper sequel titled ''The Celestial Zone II'' which spanned the year 2003 to 2006, covering 40 volumes. A SpiritualSuccessor has since been created, a 40-volume long series titled ''The Celestial Zone 21'', which deviates from the usual Warring States setting and instead takes place in modern times, and featuring a more sci-fi feel instead of fantasy. A second proper sequel has since been launched, ''The Celestial Zone X'', featuring an almost entirely-new cast of characters, and recently concluding its run at its 32nd volume in March 2012. The story isn't over yet, however, as a follow-up series titled ''The Celestial Zone X-2'' was announced and launched as of April 2012, taking over from where the previous series left off.

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The original series debuted in 1999, concluding in the year 2003 and spanning a total of twenty-five black and white volumes. Since then, it has grown into a franchise in its own right, having spawned a spin-off adventure of one of its lead heroines, [[LadyInRed Chi]] Chi [[ActionGirl Xue]] in a single-shot volume, as well as a proper sequel titled ''The Celestial Zone II'' which spanned the year 2003 to 2006, covering 40 volumes. A SpiritualSuccessor has since been created, a 40-volume long series titled ''The Celestial Zone 21'', which deviates from the usual Warring States setting and instead takes place in modern times, and featuring a more sci-fi feel instead of fantasy. A second proper sequel has since been launched, ''The Celestial Zone X'', featuring an almost entirely-new cast of characters, and recently concluding its run at its 32nd volume in March 2012. The story isn't over yet, however, as a follow-up series titled ''The Celestial Zone X-2'' was announced and launched as of April 2012, taking over from where the previous series left off.



* MeaningfulName: A good deal of the TCZ cast. Chi Xue when translated from Chinese meant "Crimson Snow", which matches the heroine's red hair, [[LadyInRed red-themed wardrobe]], and her [[StiffUpperLip (seemingly)]] [[SugarAndIcePersonality frosty demeanor]]. Xing Ling means "Happy And Agile", and she's indeed as [[GenkiGirl happy as they come]], not to mention ''[[SuperSpeed fast]]'' [[LightningBruiser as hell]].

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* MeaningfulName: A good deal of the TCZ cast. Chi Xue when translated from Chinese meant "Crimson Snow", which matches the heroine's red hair, [[LadyInRed red-themed wardrobe]], wardrobe, and her [[StiffUpperLip (seemingly)]] [[SugarAndIcePersonality frosty demeanor]]. Xing Ling means "Happy And Agile", and she's indeed as [[GenkiGirl happy as they come]], not to mention ''[[SuperSpeed fast]]'' [[LightningBruiser as hell]].
1st Jun '13 5:38:37 AM Lawman82
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* DarkerAndEdgier: Noticeably more grimdark (as grimdark as Wee Tian Beng's works can get anyway) compared to the other series in the franchise, due to a higher incidences of FaceHeelTurn as well as more instances of named character deaths compared to the other series. In addition, the BigBad is a MisanthropeSupreme who believes that HumansAreTheRealMonsters... [[spolier: And TheHero [[WhatTheHellHero actually agrees with him]]! [[HumansAreFlawed But only to a certain extent]].]]

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* DarkerAndEdgier: Noticeably more grimdark (as grimdark as Wee Tian Beng's works can get anyway) compared to the other series in the franchise, due to a higher incidences of FaceHeelTurn as well as more instances of named character deaths characters being KilledOffForReal compared to the other series. In addition, the BigBad is a MisanthropeSupreme who believes that HumansAreTheRealMonsters... [[spolier: [[spoiler: And TheHero [[WhatTheHellHero actually agrees with him]]! [[HumansAreFlawed But only to a certain extent]].]]
1st Jun '13 5:37:17 AM Lawman82
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* DarkerAndEdgier: Noticeably more grimdark (as grimdark as Wee Tian Beng's works can get anyway) compared to the other series in the franchise, due to a higher incidences of FaceHeelTurn as well as more instances of named character deaths compared to the other series.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: Noticeably more grimdark (as grimdark as Wee Tian Beng's works can get anyway) compared to the other series in the franchise, due to a higher incidences of FaceHeelTurn as well as more instances of named character deaths compared to the other series. In addition, the BigBad is a MisanthropeSupreme who believes that HumansAreTheRealMonsters... [[spolier: And TheHero [[WhatTheHellHero actually agrees with him]]! [[HumansAreFlawed But only to a certain extent]].]]
23rd May '13 10:37:20 PM Lawman82
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* DarkerAndEdgier: Noticeably more grimdark (as grimdark as Wee Tian Beng's works can get anyway) compared to the other series in the franchise, due to a higher incidences of FaceHeelTurn as well as more instances of named character deaths compared to the other series.
* FaceHeelTurn: Sensei Mayana, supposedly a highly-respected mentor of Omni and Lavender was revealed to have turned heel sometime before the events of TCZ 21, and in main plot itself Chekov also pulled a FaceHeelTurn of his own.
18th Mar '13 9:36:40 PM Peteman
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* MugglesDoItBetter: ''Averted'', and [[AvertedTrope averted hard]]; see GunsAreWorthless above.

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* MugglesDoItBetter: ''Averted'', and [[AvertedTrope averted hard]]; ''Averted''; see GunsAreWorthless above.
19th Nov '12 4:44:58 AM Lawman82
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* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: [[BastardUnderstudy Alice]], [[TheStarscream Alice]], ''[[JerkAss Alice]]''. Throughout the course of TCZ 21 she's changed her group affiliations no less than ''twice'', starting out as a member of Senba Zuru's Crane Shadow Gang and girlfriend to Senba's adoptive brother Kenny. A few volumes later, she double-crosses Senba and ditches [[ShockAndAwe Kenny]] to hook up with the Hermes Corps via agents [[PlayingWithFire Tang Li]] and [[PsychoElectro Bao Er]], and did absolutely nothing to dissuade Bao Er from laying a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown onto her ex-boyfriend. Many more volumes later, the pattern would repeat itself as she tried to turn against [[BigBad Tai]] [[AffablyEvil Yi]] [[NobleDemon Dao]], deciding that she would be better off as the big boss. It [[KarmicDeath didn't]] [[TooDumbToLive end well]] for her.
3rd Nov '12 5:07:30 PM TVRulezAgain
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* CompleteMonster: No TCZ story will ever be complete without at least a couple of utter [[TheSociopath sociopaths]] with a notable LackOfEmpathy, [[TheUnfettered disregard]] [[AboveGoodAndEvil for ethics and morals]] and [[ItsAllAboutMe self-centered disposition]] with a [[AGodAmI powerful ego]] to match. It's rather satisfying to learn that LaserGuidedKarma never fails to get such individuals.



* FauxAffablyEvil: Two words. [[ManipulativeBastard Moon]] [[BastardUnderstudy Monarch]]. First introduced as a rather [[FemmeFatale elegant and classy villainess]], but is eventually revealed to be a CompleteMonster.
* HighFantasy: TCZ X is basically this, with {{Wuxia}} elements combined.

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* FauxAffablyEvil: Two words. [[ManipulativeBastard Moon]] [[BastardUnderstudy Monarch]]. First introduced as a rather [[FemmeFatale elegant and classy villainess]], but is eventually revealed to be a CompleteMonster.
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* HighFantasy: TCZ X is basically this, with {{Wuxia}} elements combined.
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