Badass Normal: Even before developing spiritual powers, she single-handedly defeated a Mook from the Evil Way. Granted, it was a Ghost, the lowest-ranked of Mooks, but as Wang Chan had put it, even the lowliest of goons from the Celestial Zone would make short work of normal (that is, those without spiritual powers) people.
Chekhov's Gunman: Remember when Wang Chan told Xue Wu that he sensed something special about Xing Ling? He was right. She later Took a Level in Badass - more like twenty levels in badass, to become one of The Celestial Zone's top scions, right up there with Chi Xue.
Chekhov's Skill: Her "Shooting Stars" technique. It proved instrumental in defeating Moon Monarch in the ultimate battle of the first series, and as of TCZ II, she's even combined it with her considerable spiritual powers to create a whole new set of techniques that capitalizes on her Lightning Bruiser status with devastating effect.
Classy Cat-Burglar: The Bandit of Bandits, although she's somewhat more altruistic due to her Robin Hood-esque tendencies to return the loot to their rightful owners.
Curb-Stomp Battle: Has been on the giving and receiving end of several curb stomps; some of her notable instances include:
Lightning Bruiser: Post-development of spiritual powers, Xing Ling was noted to be one of - if not the - fastest scions in the East. Combined with the fact that she can really pack a punch and you've essentially got this trope running for her.
Super Speed: Is stunningly quick even by the standards of The Celestial Zone's top scions.
Thou Shalt Not Kill: Mentions it outright in volume 1 of TCZ I when a bandit surrenders, begging for mercy, to which she reassuringly replies that she never kills. She carries this trait for the entirety of the series. Only the worst of the worst are exempt.
You Gotta Have Blue Hair: One of the most triumphant examples of this trope as far as the TCZ franchise is concerned. Strangely though, is that the initial release of the first volume of TCZ I showed her on the cover (which is the only colored portion of the manhua then) with (depending on whether you got the English or Chinese version) dark brown hair for the former and black (with a tint of dark olive) hair on the latter.
Overview: One of the top scions of The Celestial Zone, Chi Xue strikes fear in the heart of all followers of the Evil Way; with her distinctive red outfit and icy-cold disposition, Chi Xue earned her title of "Destroyer of Evil" due to her merciless approach to slaughtering any and all followers of the Evil Way with absolutely no pity or remorse. However, there's more to her than meets the eye...
Happens again in Volume 16 of TCZ I during her showdown with XuanHuaDivine, and the emotional damage might be even greater than the first, as her very sister sacrificed herself to heal her from her injuries..
Sugar and Ice Personality: Mostly appears to be "ice", although the "sugar" part shows itself whenever she's around children.
Tranquil Fury: Maintains her icy-cold disposition and preternatural calm even as she slaughters Evil Way followers by the truckload - if trucks existed back in her era, that is.
A disciple from Mount Dream Cloud
Overview: One of the top disciples from a leading school in the Righteous Way, Wang Chan was introduced early in the story as one of the main characters alongside his senior Xue Wu, whom he looks up to as a big brother figure despite the two of them being unrelated by blood. Is shown to be exceptionally talented, wise and knowledgeable for his age, and seems to be extremely knowledgeable about the going-ons in the Celestial Zone.
Badass Bookworm: He's usually more inclined to approaching problems using wit and diplomacy rather than brute force, but * he's shown to be more than capable of holding his ground as well in the event of a slugfest.
Beware the Nice Ones: Sure, he's all mild-mannered and bookish and inclined towards pacifism, but if you're evil and think he's a pushover because of that, be careful...
Confusion Fu: Wang Chan's preferred tactic when he does have to fight.
Combo Platter Powers: The Fuxi Swordplay technique, which he mastered somewhere between TCZ I and II.
Nerves of Steel: Holds an undisputed championship for being the only character in the entire franchise to have never suffered any form of emotional breakdown at any point, not even close. The only time he ever came anywhere close to displaying shock or horror was during Xue Wu's Face-Heel Turn.
Weak, but Skilled: Uses extensive applications of tactics in battle, preferring to let his opponents exhaust themselves or to trick them into revealing their blind spots, rather than to seize the advantage of striking first.
TCZ Main - Denizens of Mazakala
Hippu of Trioculus
King of the Trioculus
Overview: The king and leader of the Trioculus people, Hippu succeeded the throne following the late king's untimely demise, and forged an alliance between the Trioculus and Diabolus as part of the Opus Diaboli. Namuh thinks little of King Hippu however, seeing him as little more than a pretender. Part of the reason was due to him viewing his father, the late King Trioculus as a Worthy Opponent, and felt cheated out of an honorable Duel to the Death when Hippu murdered his own father to claim the throne for himself. Stil, he admits that the Trioculus army had their uses, and for the time being tolerates their alliance.
Authority Equals Asskicking: While played straight by most of the Opus Diaboli generals, Hippu notably averts this trope, having shown that he possessed no more fighting skill than the average mook; a point that Masaecha brings up, much to his disgust as he comments on the young king's bladework as being "a disgrace to the legendary swordplay skills of the Trioculus people".
Good Old Fisticuffs: When he doesn't have a sword in his hand, Namuh combines this with the use of magic spells. His unarmed combat style generally looks more rough-and-tumble compared to the more refined martial arts moves used by the Eastern scions.
Implacable Man: Shrugs off everything that Silenfoid and Masecha, two of the top Western scions, could throw at him, and was decidedly mopping the floor with the two of them even when the two had chosen to fight in a locale where they had a terrain advantage.
Magic Knight: Namuh's fighting style, as he's been showed to be equally adept at both blades and spells.
Overview: A seemingly harmless and innocuous young man who appeared to be highly knowledgeable and profoundly Wise Beyond His Years, despite being shrouded in mystery he quickly endears himself to most of the cast. Little do they know however, is that he is in fact the leader of the primary antagonist faction in the story, the renegade Espers known as Hermes Corps
Affably Evil: Well-mannered and extremely cultured, he's genuinely one of the nicest guys you could ever have the privilege of knowing... provided you aren't his enemy, of course.
Overview: One of the first of the protagonists to be introduced to the story, Lavender was sent to Singapore on a mission by her mysterious Eccentric Mentor WTB in search of the Scion who possesses the legendary White Potential.
Action Girl: She's a Wee Tian Beng created heroine, what do you expect?
Bad Ass: For the first one-third of the series she's shown to have little to no difficulty handling whatever opposition stands in her way.
Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Averted. Got blackmailed by Alice into letting her carve a mark into her face, although the first time around Alice only but managed to make a cut before Kamiya intervened. In what might be a moment of crossing the Moral Event Horizon by Alice, she returns to finish the job after Lavender was rendered immobile by a more potent time stopper than herself.
The Worf Effect: Wee Tian Beng appears to be fond of zig-zagging this trope for Lavender for the first half or so of the series by having Lavender appear to struggle against a newly-introduced antagonist, then inverts the trope by revealing it as a bluff on her part to get them to reveal their openings.
Vol. 7 had Explosive Blast make his debut by taking a Worf Barrage of Lavender's best hits, then boasting that even if she stopped time she would have no way of defeating him because he can take whatever she can throw at him. Lavender proceeds to go for his eyes and kick him into a river.
You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has a head of purple hair, though it remains to be seen whether her hair color is the result of dyes or natural.