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->''"'Wu' means martial arts, which signifies action, 'Xia' conveys chivalry. Wuxia. Say it gently... 'whooshah'... and it's like a breath of serenity embracing you. Say it with force, '[=WuSHA=]!', and you can feel its power."''
-->-- '''Creator/SamuelLJackson''', "The Art of Action: Martial Arts in the Movies"

One of the oldest genres in Chinese literature, wǔxi (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 ''xi'') 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]].

Although some ''wuxia'' stories are set in modern times, or even the future, most take place in the "Martial Arts World" of ''Jiāngh'' (江湖 -- literally "rivers and lakes") a FantasyCounterpartCulture of ImperialChina. The ''Jianghu'' is a "shared universe", populated by martial-artists and monks, [[KnightErrant wandering knights]] and beautiful princesses, thieves and beggars, priests and healers, merchants and craftsmen. The best ''wuxia'' writers draw a vivid picture of the intricate relationships of honour, loyalty, love and hate between individuals and between communities in this milieu. It is implicit that law and government are unjust, ineffective and/or corrupt, requiring the ''xia'' to settle differences by force moderated only by their chivalrous code, and often forcing them to live as outlaws despite their noble characters. In modern Chinese, perhaps as a result of these connotations of a separate world with its own rules, the term ''jianghu'' has taken on other meanings, including [[TheTriadsAndTheTongs the underworld or criminal gangs]].

A more romantic term known as ''Wulin'' (武林 -- literally "Warrior's Forests") is used when one wants to talk specifically about the world of martial artists and warriors ''specifically'', divorced from the ugly connotations of criminality that ''jianghu'' has come to embody. ''Wulin'' is basically a majestic way of saying "The World of Warriors."

Modern works often incorporate outside themes and ideas, allowing the genre to develop, and in turn ''wǔxi'' themes and visual styles have strongly influenced Western media, especially in cinema.

In recent years, a sub-genre known as ''Xianxia'' ("Immortal Hero") has developed. Essentially a HighFantasy version, it usually features a Taoist or Buddhist protagonist mixing in FullContactMagic with his martial arts, and fantastic elements being overt rather than subtle and in the background. It is an emerging genre whose precise boundaries are in flux, with a number of popular {{Web Serial Novel}}s having brought it to prominence.

Compare HighFantasy, HeroicFantasy, and {{Swashbuckler}}. The Japanese equivalent is JidaiGeki, particularly the ''chanbara'' subgenre. For the 2011 movie titled ''Wu Xia'', see ''Film/{{Swordsmen}}''.

!!Common tropes include:

* AcademyOfEvil: If the story leans heavily toward martial arts, expect one or more of these to exist in the setting.
* ActionGirl: There are plenty of damsels in distress, but female martial-artists have a long history in the genre.
* AlasPoorVillain: One of the side effects of having to put an end to a very powerful villain is the loss of a [[WorthyOpponent great talent]] in the world.
* AmbitionIsEvil: One of the stock aesops, especially in stories that [[{{Deconstructed}} deconstructs]] ToBeAMaster.
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: Pretty much a standard feature.
* AxCrazy
* BadassPrincess: There are plenty of these, though many suffer from the StandardFemaleGrabArea problem.
* BareFistedMonk: Wuxia is essentially the source-material for the unarmed combat monk trope, drawn from real-life Chinese monks who practiced martial arts.
* BastardUnderstudy
* BattleCouple: In the world of ''wuxia'' where both the guys and the girls can kick ass, romances will often take this form.
* BloodBrothers: The relationship of "sworn brothers" is a central feature of the genre. The "Peach Garden Oath" of Liu Bei, Guan Yu and Zhang Fei in RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms is a particularly famous example.
* ByronicHero: Some stories have "heroes" with barely-controlled vices. Expect them to kill people in a fit of rage, and then lament upon it when their clarity return. This usually exist in older works.
* CallingYourAttacks: Mostly averted. Although bucketloads of fancy moves and techniques are described and named in ''wuxia'' genre, very few characters actually shout them out during fights. The names of the moves are generally introduced in the following ways:
** By a bystander of a fight: ''Is that not the '' [insert move name] ''of the legends?"''
** By the teacher of that move: ''"The one I just taught you is no other than the famed'' [insert move name]".
** By the narrator him/herself : ''"Little does s/he know that the move s/he faced is no other than the '' [insert move name]".
* CastFromHitPoints: Some of the more exotic and dangerous techniques literally work like this, usually from requiring extreme amounts of qi, which is literally life force.
* CastFromLifespan: Same as above.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: The basis of many special powers and abilities is presented as long, arduous training, often from childhood.
* ChickMagnet: 99% of the male leads of these stories.
* ChopSockey: This is a loaded and rather disrespectful term, but may apply in movies depending on the production values.
* ClothingCombat: The more fantasy-based wuxia are prone to having an ActionGirl who whaps people with sleeves.
* ConflictingLoyalty: Any character with any loyalty at all, can expect to be tested.
* CoolOldGuy or CoolOldLady: Whether it is the old ''shifu'' who teaches the heroes martial arts, or the venerable sage who administers the SecretTestOfCharacter, the tradition of respect for age makes these standard character types.
* DangerousForbiddenTechnique: Secret martial techniques often feature, sometimes simply as the powers of characters, sometimes as goals of quests, sources of jealousy, causes of rivalry etc.
* DarkActionGirl: And it would be the challenge for the heroes to tame them. Don't expect them to surrender anything though.
* TheDarkArts: Any respectable martial arts school will have a sub-style that its students aren't meant to learn, because it will lead them toward...
* TheDarkSide
* DeadlyUpgrade
* DeceptiveDisciple: The student who betrays their master (a very serious breach of filial duty in the Chinese source material), frequently becomes the BigBad or at least TheDragon.
* DragonsUpTheYinYang
* DrivenByEnvy: Villains are often motivated by jealousy of heroes' success, favour shown them by masters, beautiful girls etc.
* DuelingDojos: Technically, duelling ''guǎn'',since we're in China.
* EunuchsAreEvil: And if you're in a fantasy story, expect him to be an EvilSorcerer as well.
* EverybodyWasKungFuFighting: This is all over the place, though generally there's some narrative focus other than just the fighting.
* EvilChancellor: The "good emperor, evil chancellor" trope appears again and again.
* EvilFormerFriend: Having one seems to be part of being a ''shī​fu''. Don't worry, [[MentorOccupationalHazard even if you can't win against him or her]], your disciple(s) will take care of the matter.
* FoeYay: Expect heroes and villains to be be obsessed with defeating each others, to the point that it becomes the raison d'etre of their life.
* GenreTurningPoint: In film, 'Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain'' (1983, Tsui Hark) was the first movie to combine Hong Kong action cinema with western special effects technology, resulting in visually-stunning displays of SupernaturalMartialArts.
** ''CrouchingTigerHiddenDragon'' sparked a wave of more arthouse-oriented wuxia.
* AGodAmI: Some villains will behave like this. It's up to the hero(es) to correct them.
* GunFu: For modern settings.
* HappilyMarried: Though it often [[DisposableWoman does not last]], leading to a RoaringRampageOfRevenge. Unless they're a BattleCouple. Not a guarantee, however.
* 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.
* HeroicSacrifice: Very common, particularly in the context of BloodBrothers (see above).
* HonorBeforeReason: The code of ''xia'' embodies this trope.
* ImplausibleFencingPowers: Anyone who wields a sword or saber will have this.
* ImportantHaircut: Hair cutting, or refusing to cut it, has had important implications in Chinese culture and history, making this a trope that appears quite often.
* ImprovisedWeapon: Chopsticks, furniture, musical instruments, gardening tools, painting brushes. Basically, you name it...
* InASingleBound: Anyone who can fight can do this.
* InstantExpert: Wuxia rivals the shonen genre for the enormous gulf between how long learning a new style is supposed to take and how quickly the protagonist learns it. [[Literature/HeavenSwordAndDragonSabre Zhang Wuji]] learns the Heaven and Earth Great Shift in the span of ''hours'', despite the fact that it's meant to take years. It's usually due to some AppliedPhlebotinum.
* InterestingSituationDuel: Swordfighting while running up and down the edge of a cliff is considered pretty normal here.
* KiAttacks
* KnightErrant: ''Every'' hero in the genre.
** Indeed, the 'xia' part of Wuxia is often translated as 'knight errant'
* KungFuSonicBoom: introduced in the late 90s, this effect is increasingly common in recent series. In the early and mid-90s, they're usually represented by a series of explosions traveling outward from the fighters.
* KungFuWizard: Magic-users are capable of just as much asskicking as everyone else when it comes to kung fu. Unlike the western wizards, who are basically bookworm scholars, WuXia magicians are usually Taoist priests or their equivalent who has to master their bodies before attempting to master magic.
* LadyOfWar
* LonelyAtTheTop: A problem that plagues every ''shi fu'', good or evil. Some of them will raise disciples just so they can have someone to spar with as equal.
* LoveDodecahedron
* LoveTriangle
* ManlyTears
* MartialPacifist
* MasterApprenticeChain: And sometimes, it's thicker than blood.
* MasterSwordsman
* {{McNinja}}: Despite being generally set in China, wuxia films commonly feature characters dressed in stereotypical black ninja-like costume and utilizing stealth tactics. However, many are typically [[HighlyVisibleNinja not so stealthy]]; a reoccuring theme is for one to sneak about only until they reach their intended victim, then straight up burst into the room and engage the target in a SwordFight.
* MentorOccupationalHazard: Played straight and subverted in equal measure.
* OldMaster: Lots of these. Anyone addressed as ''shi fu'' will inevitably be one.
* OneManArmy: Pretty much any character of note can decimate an entire squadron on their own.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou
* TheParagonAlwaysRebels
* PatrioticFervor: Stories are often very pro-Chinese.
* APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil
* PressurePoint: Pretty much the TropeCodifier
* PsychoSerum: Usually in the form of pills.
* RebelliousPrincess: Often combined with the LadyOfWar.
* RecursiveCrossdressing
* RedShirtArmy: If there's a large group of soldiers, expect them to be this.
* RivalTurnedEvil
* RoofHopping: Very, very, ''very'' common.
* SheFu: Not to be confused with ''shi fu'' ("master"), which is pronounced (roughly) "shrfu".
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism (Most ''wuxi'' stories are ''deep'' in the idealistic side)
* SupernaturalMartialArts
* SweetPollyOliver
* ThreePointLanding: Usually not too exaggerated, though common.
* TrainingFromHell: Many wuxia heroes typically have to go through this to get badass.
* TreacherousAdvisor: A must-have in stories of palace intrigue.
* {{Tsundere}}: If TheHero is a guy, expect every martial-arts-capable lady he meets to be like this. ''Every single one of them''.
* WaxOnWaxOff
* WaifFu
* WireFu: Used in films to perform exaggerated feats of ''qinggong'' ("light body skill").
* WorldOfBadass: Named characters in any work are usually able to kill a normal human in one strike. Not that there's very many muggles, mind you...
* WorthyOpponent
* VillainForgotToLevelGrind: Numbers of overpowered villains introduced early on in a series are usually left in the dust when the main characters get rapidly stronger.



[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''Anime/MoribitoGuardianOfTheSpirit'': A chance encounter with the royal procession and one act of heroism later, [[TheAtoner Balsa]] finds herself a guest at the Imperial Court - where the Empress learns of her vow to atone for the 8 lives she took, by saving 8 lives in return. After hearing her story, she asks Balsa to take her son and make him the 8th life she saves. Thus begins an epic quest to save a young prince, [[MacGuffin the mysterious egg inside him]], and [[GhibliHills a country.]]
* ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'' was heavily inspired by ''wuxia''. In fact the director, Yasuhiro Imagawa, [[AuthorAppeal rather likes wuxia]], which also shows up to a greater degree in ''GiantRobo'' and less so in ''ShinMazinger''.
** Master Asia (well, his name, anyway) is a {{Shout Out}} to the {{Villain Protagonist}} of ''Swordsman II''.
* 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.
* ''Manga/DragonBall'', which was loosely based on ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest''.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' has become this through a combination of WriterRevolt and gradual GenreShift. Also magic.
* ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' has all the elements of ''wuxia''... other than being set in a post-nuclear-apocalyptic Earth where law and order has all but ceased to exist, rather than a corrupt one. Its {{Prequel}} ''Manga/FistOfTheBlueSky'' is actually closer in style and spirit to classical ''wuxia'' being set in Shanghai during the twilight years of classical China helps.
* ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'', though originally more of a simple high school fighting shounen/satire, as the plot gradually moves forward it becomes more and more like a modern-day wuxia, as Kenichi becomes increasingly involved in his masters relationships and rivalries, as well as the rivalries/friendships Kenichi himself builds with their rivals and their rivals disciples. The world Kenichi lives in has also been shown to have a well-developed and complicated secret martial arts world, which most of the more "normal" cast are entirely ignorant of at the start, much like the Wulin concept.
* 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.
* ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hero_Tales Hero Tales]]'', a manga by Huang Jin Zhou (a unit composed of HiromuArakawa, Genco and Studio Flag), is inspired by wuxia drama and novels.
* ''Animation/IronKid'' is heavily influenced by this and [[SteamPunk Steam Punk]].

* ''Film/TheBurningOfRedLotusTemple'', one of the earliest ''wuxia'' films, released in 1928.
* ''Film/OnceUponATimeInChina'', set in the twilight years of Imperial China, chronicling the saga of historical hero Wong Fei Hong (played marvelously by Jet Li), greatest Doctor and Warrior of Canton. Singlehandedly revitalized the genre as one worthy of artistic respect and capable of conveying political meaning.
* ''Film/CrouchingTigerHiddenDragon'' brought the classical form of the genre to the mainstream in the West.
* ''{{Film/Hero}}'' is notable for coming out a few years later than ''Crouching Tiger'', with a lot more controversy. It was a big Wuxia production relatively soon after the Chinese takeover of Hong Kong, which made some critics see the HistoricalHeroUpgrade of the king as a way to win the approval of the Chinese government, while others insisted that variants of this "Emperor And Assassin" story had been told in China for centuries, even in Hong Kong under British rule.
* ''Film/HouseOfFlyingDaggers''
* ''Film/RedCliff'', which is notable for being based on actual history - the Battle of Chibi, in [[RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms the Three Kingdoms period]]. It is more subdued and realistic than the average wuxia story, although characters retain wuxia's standard deep sense of honour and ability to jump incredible distances.
* ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warriors_of_Heaven_and_Earth Warriors Of Heaven And Earth]]''
* ''Franchise/TheMatrix'' was definitely a ''wuxia'' story (especially the first film) applied to a {{Cyberpunk}} setting.
* The entire ''Film/StarWars'' franchise is arguably a ''wuxia'' saga in a SpaceOpera setting.
* The ''Film/KillBill'' films were at least heavily influenced by ''wuxia''.
* ''Film/TheForbiddenKingdom'' is another Western example.
* ''Film/KungFuHustle''
* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' is either an AffectionateParody or a slightly more comedic example of the genre. Either way, even the Chinese thought it was a worthy addition.
* ''Film/KungPowEnterTheFist'' is a straight up [[WidgetSeries exceptionally weird]] parody.
* ''Film/SwordsmenInDoubleFlagTown'' is a "down and dirty" hybrid of ''wuxia'' and [[TheWestern western]] set in China's own Wild West.
* The ''Film/ChineseGhostStory'' series has more of a fantasy element than most stories in the ''wuxia'' genre.
* As does ''Film/ZuWarriorsOfTheMagicMountain'', which is as bizarre as Chinese fantasy movies get.
* ''Film/SaviorOfTheSoul'' is a more sci-fi take on ''wuxia'' featuring futuristic fantasy warriors.
* ''Film/TheMyth''
* ''Film/KungFuCultMaster'', an adaptation of the Creator/JinYong novel ''The Heaven Sword And Dragon Sabre''.
* ''Film/TaiChiMaster'' aka Twin Warriors.
* ''Film/HeroicTrio'' is this genre mixed with the SuperHero genre.
* ''Film/TheBrideWithWhiteHair''
* ''Film/CurseOfTheGoldenFlower'' has elements of this during fight scenes.
* ''Film/DetectiveDee''
* ''Film/LegendOfTheBlackScorpion''
* ''Film/ComeDrinkWithMe.''
* ''Film/FlyingSwordsOfDragonGate'' starring Jet Li. Also, its predecessor Film/NewDragonInn (which was, itself, a remake).
* ''Film/TrueLegend''
* ''Film/SwordOfTheAssassin'': Despite being Vietnamese, it's clearly heavily wuxia-inspired in its choreography, cinematography, and plot.

* ''Literature/WaterMargin'', a novel dating from the fourteenth century, is probably the earliest example, although it is clearly based on even earlier folk stories. Especially influential in defining the ''Jiāngh'' world.
* ''Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'', again probably written during the fourteenth century, but based on earlier histories.
* ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest'', still another classic novel, probably fifteenth century in this case, also based on earlier folk stories.
* The novels and short stories of Creator/JinYong, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gu_Long Gu Long]], and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liang_Yusheng Liang Yusheng]], the great masters of modern ''wuxia'' literature.
* One of the legends in ''Literature/HitherbyDragons'' is a ''wuxia'' parody/homage.
* Despite martial arts not being the center of their plots, ''Literature/BridgeOfBirds'' and the other Master Li & Number Ten Ox novels by Barry Hughart are set in, "an ancient China that never was," that is a clear homage to Chinese mythology and the Wuxia genre. He lists ''Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'' among his main influences.
* The Literature/JudgeDee novels and short stories draw on many wuxia elements. Ciao Tai is a typical gentleman-outlaw swordsman character, and his best friend Ma Joong is the kung-fu master.
* The ''Literature/DragonSeries'' by Laurence Yep.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* [[Wuxia/ShortSabreStory Short Sabre Story]]: A comedy variant.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCu2A20S1Vw Geico's "Wuxia" commercial]], a parody of ''Film/CrouchingTigerHiddenDragon''.
* ''Series/JukenSentaiGekiranger'' is heavily inspired by the genre, and is [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff quite popular outside Japan.]]
* 神鵰俠侶 or Return Of The Condor Heroes by Jin Yong has been adapted several times for television, most recently in 2006 (see image above).
* 武林外传 or ''MyOwnSwordsman'' is a very successful 80-episode Wuxia {{Sitcom}}, that sends up the whole genre in an AffectionateParody.
* ''SpiritWarriors'' has the cast in another dimension based on this.
* ''Jumong'' and ''The Emperor of the Sea'' are somewhat like this trope but the characters are Koreans rather then Chinese for the most part. Much of Emperor takes place in China.
* ''Series/PrincessReturningPearl'' does have some aspects of wuxia, though admittedly not in abundance.
** Xiao Yan Zi fancies herself to be a ''xianv (heroine)''

[[folder:Manhwa and Manhua]]
* ''Manhwa/TheBreaker'', ''Manhwa/{{Veritas}}'', ''Now'', and ''Ping'' are all Korean {{manhwa}} that use ''wuxia'' tropes.
* ''Manhua/RavagesOfTime'', as it is based on ''The Romance Of The Three Kingdoms''.
* ''Weapons of the Gods'' (which the RPG below is based on)
* ''Manhua/TheCelestialZone''
* ''Manhua/ChineseHero'', the epic ''{{manhua}}'' saga by the author of ''Film/TheStormRiders'', starting with Chinese fighters defending Chinese pride against racists in America with martial arts before moving on to other settings.
* ''Literature/{{Id}}'' uses many Wuxia tropes and mixes them with Norse and Christian mythology.

[[folder: Music Videos]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSMeUPFjQHc Erasure - Always]]

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* The [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons AD&D]]-derived game ''Dragon Fist'' has ''wuxia'' as its primary genre, again leaning toward fantasy.
** 3.5 edition had the ''Tome of Battle'' sourcebook, with new classes (similar to the fighter, monk and paladin) which drew on Wuxia influences to soften the effects of LinearWarriorsQuadraticWizards. It is often regarded as the best 3.5 book ever printed, though [[BrokenBase some players]] derogatorily refer to it as ''The Book of Weaboo Fightan Magic.''
** 4th Edition mentions this in the Dungeon Master's Guide as one of the various campaign styles you can run.
* The 69 juncture of ''TabletopGame/FengShui'' lends itself quite well to ''wuxia'' stories, particularly those of a more fantastic bent.
* As do the Period Martial Arts and Bizarre Fantasy genres from ''TabletopGame/HongKongActionTheatre.''
* As a genre which is focused on awesome stunts, personal interactions, and a small group of people being vastly more powerful than anyone else, Wuxia has inspired a number of [=RPGs=]:
** ''Weapons Of The Gods'' and its successor ''LegendsOfTheWulin'' are epic systems designed to showcase both the variety of kung fu techniques and the high power level of Wuxia - "Ranked Fighters" (AKA "Xia") can literally take down dozens of nameless {{mooks}} right out the gate, and character abilities deal with destiny, the wills of heaven and hell, and the fate of all of China (though it does have a lot of detail in its musings on cultural detail).
** At the opposite end of the spectrum, ''Qin The Warring States'' has much greater realism. Such tricks as walking on water or disabling two foes with a single sword stroke are exceedingly difficult, and starting characters will have some trouble facing even three or four ordinary thugs. Many brands of Chinese mysticism are also examined, including oddities such as Internal Alchemy.
* ''Jadeclaw'' is essentially a [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom furry]] wuxia RPG.
* ''{{Exalted}}'': Its stunts, martial arts and Charms are specifically set up to support wuxia-style play.
* The world setting and short stories connected to ''{{Literature/Zodiacs}}'' are heavily and openly influenced by wuxia, TheWestern, {{Samurai}} and [[Myth/NorseMythology the Viking Sagas]].
* The not-yet-released ''[[http://intothefarwest.com/ Far West]]'' is essentially a Wuxia setting... modeled after the WildWest.
* ''Tianxia'' is a Wuxia RPG using the FATE system.

* Creator/CirqueDuSoleil's ''Theatre/{{KA}}'' owes a lot to this genre, especially in its visuals.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Bujingai}}'' uses this trope as its primary motif, although it takes place in the future of Japan.
* The ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'' series, obviously, since it's an action-based adaptation of ''RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms''. Also notable in that, for someone who's not familiar with the original novel, the feats the characters in the games perform seem absolutely ridiculous, while reading the novel, you can tell that, yes, that's the way they were originally portrayed.
* ''{{FreedomPlanet}}'' takes place in a Wuxia style setting. It's one of the things that differentiates it from the ''SonicTheHedgehog'' games it was inspired by.
* Some {{fighting game}}s have been influenced by this genre. The original ''VideoGame/MortalKombat'' in particular has a strong Wuxia vibe (the setting is very Eastern-themed, despite being developed entirely in the United States) but this was subsequently stripped away in later games.
* ''VideoGame/JadeEmpire'' is a WesternRPG based on this.
* Most video games actually made in China tend to have a wuxia theme, likely going on the principle that drives western developers to fall back on Tolkien when designing a WesternRPG.
* ''VideoGame/LegendOfKay'' is the mixture with this, ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'', and [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom furry.]]
* Taito's ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfKage'' and ''Demon Sword'', although the latter also has Western medieval fantasy elements.
* ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath'' is a SciFi meets Myth/HinduMythology version of Wuxia.
* Extremely obscure Playstation offering ''T'ai Fu: Wrath of the Tiger'' is a classic LastOfHisKind RoaringRampageOfRevenge story, with a bit of PowerCopying along the way by learning the techniques of those he defeats. The eponymous T'ai Fu, a PantheraAwesome ArrogantKungFuGuy trying to avenge his massacred clan and their DoomedHometown, is cast more in a rebellious hero role than the traditional noble martial arts practitioner of most ''wuxia'' films.
* ''WorldOfWarcraft: Mists of Pandaria'' copies the setting into Azeroth with all of its fantastic races. A race of stone creatures serves as a reference to oppressive emperors, savage bull men stand in for Mongol invaders, furry hat wearing pygmies stand in for the Nepalese Sherpa and the Pandaren themselves represent the simple scholars, farmers and monks. Then the invasion of Alliance and Horde into Pandaria and a discovery of [[{{Precursors}} Titan]] LostTechnology drives the setting OffTheRails.

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* ''Kikokugai -The Cyber Slayers-'' combines wuxia with cyberpunk and send it DEEP to the cynical territory. It's from NitroPlus.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''HowIKilledYourMaster''.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' and its sequel, ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra''.
* ''WesternAnimation/ShaolinWuzang''