History Series / PrincessReturningPearl

2nd Jan '17 5:57:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* BadAss: Pretty much all the protagonists have moments, but Xiao Yan Zi takes the cake most often.
** BadassAdorable: Xiao Yan Zi.
** BadassBoast: Xiao Yan Zi has many of these. Whether she lives up to it is…up for debate.
** BadassPrincess: Xiao Yan Zi.
** CulturedBadass: All the educated men: Er Kang, Er Tai, Yong Qi, Xiao Jian. Also Zi Wei.

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* BadAss: Pretty much all the protagonists have moments, but Xiao Yan Zi takes the cake most often.
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%%* BadassAdorable: Xiao Yan Zi.
** %%* BadassBoast: Xiao Yan Zi has many of these. Whether she lives up to it is…up for debate.
** %%* BadassPrincess: Xiao Yan Zi.
** CulturedBadass: All the educated men: Er Kang, Er Tai, Yong Qi, Xiao Jian. Also Zi Wei.
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%%* CulturedBadass: All the educated men: Er Kang, Er Tai, Yong Qi, Xiao Jian. Also Zi Wei.



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27th Jul '15 3:56:22 AM Morgenthaler
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The original show consisted of three series broadcast in China in 1998, 1999 and 2003 respectively. The series was extremely popular in Mainland China, Taiwan and South East Asia. The first two series helped three of its main actors, ZhaoWei, Ruby Lin and Alec Su, shoot to fame. Series 3 was [[{{FinalSeasonCasting}} significantly recast]] and thus suffered CriticalBacklash.

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The original show consisted of three series broadcast in China in 1998, 1999 and 2003 respectively. The series was extremely popular in Mainland China, Taiwan and South East Asia. The first two series helped three of its main actors, ZhaoWei, Creator/ZhaoWei, Ruby Lin and Alec Su, shoot to fame. Series 3 was [[{{FinalSeasonCasting}} significantly recast]] and thus suffered CriticalBacklash.



* InelegantBlubbering: ZhaoWei as Xiao Yan Zi does not cry prettily in this series. Contrast with Zi Wei's CryCute.

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* InelegantBlubbering: ZhaoWei Creator/ZhaoWei as Xiao Yan Zi does not cry prettily in this series. Contrast with Zi Wei's CryCute.



* StarMakingRole: For ZhaoWei and Ruby Lin Xin Ru. It also revived Alec Su You Peng’s dwindling career.

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* StarMakingRole: For ZhaoWei Creator/ZhaoWei and Ruby Lin Xin Ru. It also revived Alec Su You Peng’s dwindling career.
5th Mar '15 8:39:26 AM Dame-Amaryllis
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* PairTheSpare: Er Tai and Sai Ya, then Liu Qing and Jin Suo. To some extent, also Xiao Jian and Qing Er.

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* PairTheSpare: PairTheSpares: Er Tai and Sai Ya, then Liu Qing and Jin Suo. To some extent, also Xiao Jian and Qing Er.
5th Mar '15 8:19:11 AM Dame-Amaryllis
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* HonorBeforeReason: Yong Qi, who would rather be thrown into jail rather than abandon his friends, though if he had kept his mouth shut, it is likely that Qian Long would have honoured Lao Fo Ye’s wishes and been guilted by Ling Fei into not imprisoning him. An IdiotBall moment that causes both Ling Fei and Er Kang to obviously mentally FacePalm.

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* HonorBeforeReason: Yong Qi, who would rather be thrown into jail rather than abandon his friends, though if he had kept his mouth shut, it is likely that Qian Long would have honoured Lao Fo Ye’s wishes and been guilted by Ling Fei into not imprisoning him. An IdiotBall moment that causes both Ling Fei and Er Kang to obviously mentally FacePalm.
5th Mar '15 7:41:24 AM Dame-Amaryllis
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* DysfunctionalFamily: The imperial family this definitely this. UpToEleven in the remake.

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* DysfunctionalFamily: The imperial family this is definitely this. UpToEleven in the remake.
21st Feb '15 3:15:13 AM SeptimusHeap
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** Understandable, because the series is set up to be a [[{{TheThemeParkVersion}} happy, bubbly show]] about love, family and friendship rather than to show the [[{{Main/TheLegendOfZhenHuan}} harsh realities of the imperial court]]. This shows in the way Xiao Yan Zi causes a lot of mayhem and troubles in the palace and gets off with barely any consequences. See also WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief.

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** Understandable, because the series is set up to be a [[{{TheThemeParkVersion}} happy, bubbly show]] about love, family and friendship rather than to show the [[{{Main/TheLegendOfZhenHuan}} [[Series/TheLegendOfZhenHuan harsh realities of the imperial court]]. This shows in the way Xiao Yan Zi causes a lot of mayhem and troubles in the palace and gets off with barely any consequences. See also WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief.
19th Dec '14 10:23:08 PM hmschocolate
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You can watch the entire first series with [[http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIGCGRucmiHsESsbb3yY4Asst8qxNprmD English subtitles here]]. Fanfiction for this series [[http://www.fanfiction.net/tv/Princess-Returning-Pearl-%E9%82%84%E7%8F%A0%E6%A0%BC%E6%A0%BC/ can be found here]].



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You can watch the entire first series with [[http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIGCGRucmiHsESsbb3yY4Asst8qxNprmD English subtitles here]]. Fanfiction for this series [[http://www.fanfiction.net/tv/Princess-Returning-Pearl-%E9%82%84%E7%8F%A0%E6%A0%BC%E6%A0%BC/ can be found here]].


19th Dec '14 10:22:52 PM hmschocolate
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* BreakTheHaughty: The Empress and Rong Mou Mou, twice! Also Zhi Hua when [[spoiler: Yong Qi leaves at the end of series 3.]]

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* BreakTheHaughty: The Empress and Rong Mou Mou, Mo Mo, twice! Also Zhi Hua when [[spoiler: Yong Qi leaves at the end of series 3.]]



* TheCorrupter: Rong Mou Mou to the Empress, who in turn is this to Lao Fo Ye. Rong Mou Mou could also be the Empress’s LadyMacbeth.
** To a lesser extent, Gui Mou Mou to Lao Fo Ye. By series three, Gui Mou Mou is this full-fledged to Zhi Hua.

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* TheCorrupter: Rong Mou Mou Mo Mo to the Empress, who in turn is this to Lao Fo Ye. Rong Mou Mou Mo Mo could also be the Empress’s LadyMacbeth.
** To a lesser extent, Gui Mou Mou Mo Mo to Lao Fo Ye. By series three, Gui Mou Mou Mo Mo is this full-fledged to Zhi Hua.



** Rong Mou Mou and Gui Mou Mou both play up the hammy a lot.

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** Rong Mou Mou Mo Mo and Gui Mou Mou Mo Mo both play up the hammy a lot.



* HeelFaceTurn: The Empress and Rong Mou Mou, though in their case, it’s more like HeelFaceRevolvingDoor. Also Lao Fo Ye mellows out at the end of series 2.

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* HeelFaceTurn: The Empress and Rong Mou Mou, Mo Mo, though in their case, it’s more like HeelFaceRevolvingDoor. Also Lao Fo Ye mellows out at the end of series 2.



** Sometimes also Zi Wei who is forgiving to a ridiculous degree, especially towards the Empress and Rong Mou Mou.

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** Sometimes also Zi Wei who is forgiving to a ridiculous degree, especially towards the Empress and Rong Mou Mou.Mo Mo.



* WellIntentionedExtremist: Lao Fo Ye is meant to be this. The Empress is too, sometimes, when not being egged on by [[{{TheCorrupter}} Rong Mou Mou]].

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* WellIntentionedExtremist: Lao Fo Ye is meant to be this. The Empress is too, sometimes, when not being egged on by [[{{TheCorrupter}} Rong Mou Mou]].Mo Mo]].



* YouNeverDidThatForMe: When Yong Yan was born, the Empress complained to Rong Mou Mou that Qian Long never acted that happy when she gave birth to Yong Ji.

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* YouNeverDidThatForMe: When Yong Yan was born, the Empress complained to Rong Mou Mou Mo Mo that Qian Long never acted that happy when she gave birth to Yong Ji.
10th Aug '14 4:55:44 AM hmschocolate
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* ActingForTwo: Lin Xin Ru as Zi Wei and Xia Yu He. Also GenerationXerox (physically, anyway).
** Averted in the remake where Lin Xin Ru reprises her role as Yu He, but another actress played her daughter Zi Wei.
* ActorAllusion: In series 2, in order to fool the soldiers who are looking for them, Xiao Yan Zi, posing as a crazy girl, calls Yong Qi "Xiao Hu Zi" - or Little Tiger. Alec Su, who plays Yong Qi, started his career as a member of the boyband Xiao Hu Dui/Little Tigers.
31st Dec '13 9:26:40 AM SeptimusHeap
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* HotMom: Ling Fei
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