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!!!His novels, in order of release.

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!!!His novels, in order of release.release:



* ''The Book and the Sword''
* ''Sword Stained with Royal Blood''

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* ''The Book and the Sword''
''Literature/TheBookAndTheSword''
* ''Sword Stained with Royal Blood''''Literature/SwordStainedWithRoyalBlood''



* ''Flying Fox of Snowy Mountain''

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* ''Flying Fox of Snowy Mountain''''Literature/FlyingFoxOfSnowyMountain''



* ''Other Tales of the Flying Fox''
* ''Swordswoman Riding West on White Horse''
* ''Blade-dance of the Two Lovers''

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* ''Other Tales of the Flying Fox''
''Literature/OtherTalesOfTheFlyingFox''
* ''Swordswoman Riding West on White Horse''
''Literature/SwordswomanRidingWestOnWhiteHorse''
* ''Blade-dance of the Two Lovers''''Literature/BladedanceOfTheTwoLovers''



* ''Ode to Gallantry''
* ''The Smiling, Proud Wanderer''

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* ''Ode to Gallantry''
''Literature/OdeToGallantry''
* ''The Smiling, Proud Wanderer''''Literature/TheSmilingProudWanderer''



* ''Sword of the Yue Maiden''

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* ''Sword of the Yue Maiden''''Literature/SwordOfTheYueMaiden''



* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Some adaptations of his series can be ''very'' guilty of this. A rather pronounced example can be found in the 2008 version of ''Legend of the Condor Heroes''. Despite Guo Jing normally being described as stout and muscular, and ''certainly'' not well known for being incredibly handsome or refined, he ends up being played by teen heart throb Hu Ge. And Hu Ge is pretty much the equivalent of a RealLife {{Bishonen}}. It can be rather wince-worthy when characters mention how "manly" and "plain" Guo Jing is (including several instances where people compare his relationship with Huang Rong as being [[UglyGuyHotWife "A beautiful flower planted in cow dung"]] - yes, he was even being likened to ''cow dung''), when Guo Jing [[https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/U1735P28T3D1319149F326DT20061108153936.JPG can]] [[https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/200837173742479.jpg look]] [[https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/220H553P07_small.jpg prettier]] than some of the female cast.
** Somewhat justified in that the 2008 version made Guo Jing almost cripplingly stupid (to the extent that he was probably the slowest martial arts learner to ever live). The dung example above is actually the characters comparing the couple's intellect; Huang Rong is a genius (flower) who inexplicably falls (very very hard) for Guo Jing, a complete idiot (dung).
** Dongfang Bubai in almost every adaptation that came out after 1992. In the novel, he was a man who castrated himself for power. After gorgeous Brigitte Lin played him however, it became some sort of tradition that his role would be played by a woman.
* AdaptationDistillation: One of the larger, more widely agreed upon cases would be TVB's 1982 adaptation of LOCH (with Felix Wong and Barbara Yung), which numerous fans consider to be a sort of "one true adaptation" that would be extremely tough to beat.
* AdaptationInspiration: ''A Deadly Secret'' was influenced by ''The Count of Monte Cristo'', with inspiration from the life of a former domestic worker in Jin Yong's family.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Let's face it - Yang Guo's [[MrFanservice devilish good looks]] and bad boy attitude attracted him a ''huge'' harem of adorers. Also, this trope is the only plausible reason why Shi Zhongyu managed to attract so many women.
* AlmightyJanitor: The Sweeper Monk from ''Demi Gods and Semi Devils'' is the epitome of this. He's the cleaning guy for the library in Shaolin Temple, most of the higher-up monks in Shaolin ''didn't even know about him'', and he ends up being the strongest character in the entire Jin Yong universe.
* AxCrazy: Ah Zi, Princess Jian Ning, Huang Yaoshi, Ding Busan...

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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Some adaptations of his series can be ''very'' guilty of this. A rather pronounced example can be found in the 2008 version of ''Legend of the Condor Heroes''. Despite AdaptationalAttractiveness:
** In ''Literature/TheLegendOfTheCondorHeroes'',
Guo Jing is not normally being described as stout and muscular, and ''certainly'' not well known for being incredibly handsome or refined, he ends up being played by refined. However, the 2008 film casts teen heart throb Hu Ge. And Hu Ge Creator/HuGe, who is pretty much the equivalent of a RealLife very {{Bishonen}}. It can be rather wince-worthy when characters mention how "manly" and "plain" Guo Jing is (including several instances where people compare his relationship with Huang Rong as being [[UglyGuyHotWife "A beautiful flower planted in cow dung"]] - yes, he was even being likened to ''cow dung''), when Guo Jing [[https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/U1735P28T3D1319149F326DT20061108153936.JPG can]] [[https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/200837173742479.jpg look]] [[https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/220H553P07_small.jpg prettier]] than some of the female cast.
** Somewhat justified in that
cast. However, the 2008 version made modified the focus to be a contrast of minds; Guo Jing almost cripplingly stupid (to the extent that he was is now probably the slowest martial arts learner to student ever live). The dung example above is actually the characters comparing the couple's intellect; (dung), while Huang Rong is a genius (flower) who inexplicably falls (very very hard) for Guo Jing, a complete idiot (dung).
(flower).
** In the novel, Dongfang Bubai in almost every adaptation that came out after 1992. In the novel, he was is a man who castrated himself for power. After gorgeous Brigitte Lin Creator/BrigitteLin played him in 1992, however, it became some sort of tradition that his role would be played by a woman.
* %%* AdaptationDistillation: One of the larger, more widely agreed upon cases would be TVB's 1982 adaptation of LOCH (with Felix Wong and Barbara Yung), which numerous fans consider to be a sort of "one true adaptation" that would be extremely tough to beat.
* %%* AdaptationInspiration: ''A Deadly Secret'' was influenced by ''The Count of Monte Cristo'', with inspiration from the life of a former domestic worker in Jin Yong's family.
* %%* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Let's face it - Yang Guo's [[MrFanservice devilish good looks]] and bad boy attitude attracted him a ''huge'' harem of adorers. Also, this trope is the only plausible reason why Shi Zhongyu managed to attract so many women.
* AlmightyJanitor: The Sweeper Monk from ''Demi Gods and Semi Devils'' ''Literature/DemiGodsAndSemiDevils'' is the epitome of this. He's the cleaning guy for the library in the Shaolin Temple, most of the higher-up monks in Shaolin ''didn't even know about him'', and he ends up being the strongest character in the entire Jin Yong universe.
* %%* AxCrazy: Ah Zi, Princess Jian Ning, Huang Yaoshi, Ding Busan...



* BeenThereShapedHistory: More than half of the books take place in a specific historical era and the characters either influence or are influenced by the times around them.
** The historical backgrounds to ''Ode To Gallantry'', ''A Deadly Secret'', ''The Smiling, Proud Wanderer'', ''Swordswoman Riding West on White Horse'', and ''Blade-dance of the Two Lovers'' are left ambiguous. However, from obscure clues given by the characters (such as the implication that Zhang Sanfeng has already passed away in ''Ode To Gallantry''), it can be assumed that these works take place at various points of the Ming and Qing Dynasty.
* BettyAndVeronica: Pretty much every work has this. Notable examples include: Huo Qingtong (Veronica) and Princess Fragrance (Betty), Xia Qing Qing (Veronica) and Ah Jiu (Betty), Huang Rong (Veronica) and Hua Zheng (Betty), Zhao Min (Veronica) and Zhou Zhiruo (Betty), Shui Sheng (Veronica) and Qi Fang (Betty), Ding Dong (Veronica) and Ah Shiu (Betty), and Ren Yingying (Veronica) versus Yue Lingshan (Betty).
* BigBadWannabe: There's Ding Chunqiu from ''Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils'', who is too arrogant to realize that the master he betrayed has passed on his incredible martial arts to Xu Zhu, leading him to conclude that he is almighty.
** Wan Zhenshan from ''A Deadly Secret'' also counts, though this is simply because the two characters that do eclipse him in slyness go to greater extremes to get what they want.
* BigEater: Quite a few of the characters, though they're mostly side characters. Hong Qigong for one.

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* %%* BeenThereShapedHistory: More than half of the books take place in a specific historical era and the characters either influence or are influenced by the times around them.
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them. The historical backgrounds to ''Ode To Gallantry'', ''A Deadly Secret'', ''The Smiling, Proud Wanderer'', ''Swordswoman Riding West on White Horse'', and ''Blade-dance of the Two Lovers'' are left ambiguous. However, from obscure clues given by the characters (such as the implication that Zhang Sanfeng has already passed away in ''Ode To Gallantry''), it can be assumed that these works take place at various points of the Ming and Qing Dynasty.
* %%* BettyAndVeronica: Pretty much every work has this. Notable examples include: Huo Qingtong (Veronica) and Princess Fragrance (Betty), Xia Qing Qing (Veronica) and Ah Jiu (Betty), Huang Rong (Veronica) and Hua Zheng (Betty), Zhao Min (Veronica) and Zhou Zhiruo (Betty), Shui Sheng (Veronica) and Qi Fang (Betty), Ding Dong (Veronica) and Ah Shiu (Betty), and Ren Yingying (Veronica) versus Yue Lingshan (Betty).
* BigBadWannabe: %%* BigBadWannabe:
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There's Ding Chunqiu from ''Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils'', who is too arrogant to realize that the master he betrayed has passed on his incredible martial arts to Xu Zhu, leading him to conclude that he is almighty.
** %%** Wan Zhenshan from ''A Deadly Secret'' also counts, though this is simply because the two characters that do eclipse him in slyness go to greater extremes to get what they want.
* %%* BigEater: Quite a few of the characters, though they're mostly side characters. Hong Qigong for one.



* BornLucky: Xu Zhu from ''Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils'' in regards to martial arts. After accidentally solving a Weiqi game, he is bestowed with [[spoiler:70 years worth of martial arts]] by Wuyazi as a reward. He runs into more luck after rescuing Tianshan Tonglao (a student sister of Wuyazi), who teaches him her techniques in return. As if his luck couldn't get any better, Tianshan Tonglao's nemesis and student sister Li Qiushui unintentionally transfers some of her power to Xu Zhu when the latter tries to stop the two from fighting each other. By the end of the novel, his prowess in martial arts is arguably only second to the Sweeper Monk.
** To a lesser extent, this is true for Duan Yu as well. [[spoiler:He learns three powerful skills by chance with little effort: swift dodging of an opponent's attacks, shooting inner energy from his fingertips, and absorbing an opponent's inner energy.]]
* BittersweetEnding / EarnYourHappyEnding: ''Return of the Condor Heroes''; ''The Smiling, Proud Wanderer''
* BreakoutCharacter: Dongfang Bubai of ''The Smiling, Proud Wanderer''. For an character that appear once in a novel. After [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Film/Swordsman Swordsman II]] he have [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_East_is_Red_(1993_film) one spin-off movie]] and receive AdaptationalAttractiveness on almost every single adaptation that came out after. In 2013 adaptation, they even rewrite character as a female who is one of Linghu Chong love interest.
* BrotherSisterIncest: What Duan Yu's relationships with his love interests keep turning out to be. Unfortunately for them, close incest like that wasn't well accepted in ancient China ([[KissingCousins cousins, on the other hand...]]) Of course, later on, it turns out that [[spoiler: they're all actually cousins, because of a very complicated mix up of who his father was]].
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Zhou Botong. Despite his [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} insane, childish personality]], the members of the Quanzhen Sect have no choice but to accept his silly ways. Reason being that, not only is he [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass insanely strong]], he's also the member with the most seniority.
* CampGay: Dongfang Bubai
* ChasteHero: Most of the protagonists of his series. Though apparently after they get married, they seem to understand the mechanics of it well enough. Protagonists that deserve mention include Shi Potian (who was naive in a lot of other ways, too) and Yang Guo (who, for the life of him, could ''not'' understand what Xiao Long Nu was trying to say he did to her).
* ChekhovsGun: Oh, ''all'' the time.
* TheChessmaster: A ''ton'' of characters. Huang Rong, Wei Xiaobao, Zhao Min, Cheng Kun...
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Of the Unlucky kind. Jin Yong apparently hates the idea of childhood friends getting together. In ''Legend of the Condor Heroes'', Guo Jing falls for the first girl he meets right after he leaves his childhood Hua Zheng. In ''A Deadly Secret'', Di Yun doesn't end up with Qi Fang, the student sister he grew up with - and Shui Sheng, the girl he ''does'' end up with, doesn't end up with her cousin whom she played with since childhood (and both of them harbored affection for each other that went into romantic territory before she got swept up into Di Yun's business). In ''The Smiling, Proud Wanderer'', Ling Hu Chong doesn't end up with his student sister since childhood, Yue Lingshan, and instead ends up with Ren Ying Ying. In ''Sword Stained with Royal Blood'', Yuang Chengzhi does not end up with Xiao Hui, whom he played with since he was young (although she was initially excited and infatuated with meeting him after all these years, she settles for her student brother). In ''Return of the Condor Heroes'', Yang Guo doesn't end up with Guo Fu (whom he played with when he was young), and instead ends up with his mentor and master figure, Xiao Long Nu. And in ''Heaven Sword and Dragon Sabre'', Zhang Wuji not only doesn't end up with Zhiruo or Zhu Er, his idea of possibly marrying Yang Buhui is shot to hell when she reveals that she plans on marrying his ''student uncle''.
* CleaningUpRomanticLooseEnds: The endings of most stories (except ''The Deer and the Cauldron'').
* ClingyJealousGirl: Zhou Zhiruo from ''Heaven Sword and Dragon Sabre'' (along with later becoming an out-and-out {{Yandere}}) towards Zhang Wuji, Qing Qing from ''Sword Stained With Royal Blood'' towards Yuan Chengzhi, Ah Zi from ''Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils'' towards Xiao Feng.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Zhou Botong from ''LOCH'', as well as Sha Gu (though she's actually more justified because she's... well, retarded). Also, Huang Yaoshi could ''definitely'' qualify, though he's of the ''much'' more [[AxCrazy dangerous]], explosively bipolar kind.
* CoolOldGuy: There are ''lots''. Most of the old guys in his series are pretty darn cool.
* CosmicPlaything: Poor, poor Lin Ping Zhi. Ling Hu Chong similarly has the worst luck ever, and he even gets the ButtMonkey treatment from everybody he cares about.
* CreepyCrossdresser: In ''The Smiling, Proud Wanderer'', those who learn the DangerousForbiddenTechnique all end up a little...queer, to say the least.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Lots of side characters. Most notably Zhou Botong.
* DamselInDistress: Alas, even the {{Action Girl}}s can fall victim to this.
* DangerousForbiddenTechnique: There's at least one per novel, but the most infamous is probably the Sunflower Manual/Bixie Swordplay Technique, which requires its male adherents to [[spoiler: castrate themselves]].
* DeadpanSnarker: Linghu Chong.

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* BornLucky: ''Literature/DemiGodsAndSemiDevils'': Xu Zhu from ''Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils'' in regards to martial arts. After accidentally solving solves a Weiqi game, game and he is bestowed with [[spoiler:70 years worth of martial arts]] by Wuyazi as a reward. He runs into more luck after rescuing Tianshan Tonglao (a student sister of Wuyazi), who teaches him her techniques in return. As if his luck couldn't get any better, Tianshan Tonglao's nemesis and student sister Li Qiushui unintentionally transfers some of her power to Xu Zhu when the latter tries to stop the two from fighting each other. By the end of the novel, his prowess in martial arts is arguably only second to the Sweeper Monk.
** %%** To a lesser extent, this is true for Duan Yu as well. [[spoiler:He learns three powerful skills by chance with little effort: swift dodging of an opponent's attacks, shooting inner energy from his fingertips, and absorbing an opponent's inner energy.]]
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BittersweetEnding / EarnYourHappyEnding: ''Return of the Condor Heroes''; ''The Smiling, Proud Wanderer''
* %%* BreakoutCharacter: Dongfang Bubai of ''The Smiling, Proud Wanderer''. For an character that appear once in a novel. After [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Film/Swordsman Swordsman II]] he have [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_East_is_Red_(1993_film) one spin-off movie]] and receive AdaptationalAttractiveness on almost every single adaptation that came out after. In 2013 adaptation, they even rewrite character as a female who is one of Linghu Chong love interest.
* %%* BrotherSisterIncest: What Duan Yu's relationships with his love interests keep turning out to be. Unfortunately for them, close incest like that wasn't well accepted in ancient China ([[KissingCousins cousins, on the other hand...]]) Of course, later on, it turns out that [[spoiler: they're all actually cousins, because of a very complicated mix up of who his father was]].
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Zhou Botong. Despite his Zhou Botong's [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} insane, childish personality]], the members of the Quanzhen Sect have no choice but to accept his silly ways. Reason being that, not only is he [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass insanely strong]], he's also the member with the most seniority.
* %%* CampGay: Dongfang Bubai
* %%* ChasteHero: Most of the protagonists of his series. Though apparently after they get married, they seem to understand the mechanics of it well enough. Protagonists that deserve mention include Shi Potian (who was naive in a lot of other ways, too) and Yang Guo (who, for the life of him, could ''not'' understand what Xiao Long Nu was trying to say he did to her).
* %%* ChekhovsGun: Oh, ''all'' the time.
* %%* TheChessmaster: A ''ton'' of characters. Huang Rong, Wei Xiaobao, Zhao Min, Cheng Kun...
* %%* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Of the Unlucky kind. Jin Yong apparently hates the idea of childhood friends getting together. In ''Legend of the Condor Heroes'', Guo Jing falls for the first girl he meets right after he leaves his childhood Hua Zheng. In ''A Deadly Secret'', Di Yun doesn't end up with Qi Fang, the student sister he grew up with - and Shui Sheng, the girl he ''does'' end up with, doesn't end up with her cousin whom she played with since childhood (and both of them harbored affection for each other that went into romantic territory before she got swept up into Di Yun's business). In ''The Smiling, Proud Wanderer'', Ling Hu Chong doesn't end up with his student sister since childhood, Yue Lingshan, and instead ends up with Ren Ying Ying. In ''Sword Stained with Royal Blood'', Yuang Chengzhi does not end up with Xiao Hui, whom he played with since he was young (although she was initially excited and infatuated with meeting him after all these years, she settles for her student brother). In ''Return of the Condor Heroes'', Yang Guo doesn't end up with Guo Fu (whom he played with when he was young), and instead ends up with his mentor and master figure, Xiao Long Nu. And in ''Heaven Sword and Dragon Sabre'', Zhang Wuji not only doesn't end up with Zhiruo or Zhu Er, his idea of possibly marrying Yang Buhui is shot to hell when she reveals that she plans on marrying his ''student uncle''.
* %%* CleaningUpRomanticLooseEnds: The endings of most stories (except ''The Deer and the Cauldron'').
* %%* ClingyJealousGirl: Zhou Zhiruo from ''Heaven Sword and Dragon Sabre'' (along with later becoming an out-and-out {{Yandere}}) towards Zhang Wuji, Qing Qing from ''Sword Stained With Royal Blood'' towards Yuan Chengzhi, Ah Zi from ''Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils'' towards Xiao Feng.
* %%* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Zhou Botong from ''LOCH'', as well as Sha Gu (though she's actually more justified because she's... well, retarded). Also, Huang Yaoshi could ''definitely'' qualify, though he's of the ''much'' more [[AxCrazy dangerous]], explosively bipolar kind.
* %%* CoolOldGuy: There are ''lots''. Most of the old guys in his series are pretty darn cool.
* %%* CosmicPlaything: Poor, poor Lin Ping Zhi. Ling Hu Chong similarly has the worst luck ever, and he even gets the ButtMonkey treatment from everybody he cares about.
* %%* CreepyCrossdresser: In ''The Smiling, Proud Wanderer'', those who learn the DangerousForbiddenTechnique all end up a little...queer, to say the least.
* %%* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Lots of side characters. Most notably Zhou Botong.
* %%* DamselInDistress: Alas, even the {{Action Girl}}s can fall victim to this.
* %%* DangerousForbiddenTechnique: There's at least one per novel, but the most infamous is probably the Sunflower Manual/Bixie Swordplay Technique, which requires its male adherents to [[spoiler: castrate themselves]].
* %%* DeadpanSnarker: Linghu Chong.



* DecoyProtagonist: Lin Pingzhi. And quite a few others.
* DespiteThePlan: Yuan Chengzhi's attempt at assassinating Hong Taiji fails due to the intervention of Yuzhenzi. [[spoiler: Later, Hong Taiji witnesses an affair between his concubine and his half-brother Dorgon, causing the latter to kill him without hesitation.]]
** Played straight and subverted many times in ''The Deer and the Cauldron'', to both the government ''and'' the anti-Qing forces.
* DeusExMachina: You could make a DrinkingGame out of the times a powerful martial artist "just happened" to stumble upon the right place at the right time (though, to Jin Yong's credit, he also gives enough {{backstory}} so that it doesn't come off as an AssPull most of the time).
* DeusAngstMachina: Xiao Feng from ''Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils''. Oh lord. Also, Yang Guo and Xiao Long Nu from ''Return of the Condor Heroes''.
* DiscOneFinalBoss: Zuo Lengshan from the ''The Smiling, Proud Wanderer''. For the first half of the story he seemed to be the antagonist responsible for every evil deed committed by the orthodox sects. However, Yue Buqun replaces him in the second half of the story as his villainous character becomes increasingly obvious.
* DirtyCoward: Jinlun Fawang, the Golden Wheel Monk.

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* %%* DecoyProtagonist: Lin Pingzhi. And quite a few others.
* DespiteThePlan: %%* DespiteThePlan:
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Yuan Chengzhi's attempt at assassinating Hong Taiji fails due to the intervention of Yuzhenzi. [[spoiler: Later, Hong Taiji witnesses an affair between his concubine and his half-brother Dorgon, causing the latter to kill him without hesitation.]]
** %%** Played straight and subverted many times in ''The Deer and the Cauldron'', to both the government ''and'' the anti-Qing forces.
* %%* DeusExMachina: You could make a DrinkingGame out of the times a powerful martial artist "just happened" to stumble upon the right place at the right time (though, to Jin Yong's credit, he also gives enough {{backstory}} so that it doesn't come off as an AssPull most of the time).
* %%* DeusAngstMachina: Xiao Feng from ''Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils''. Oh lord. Also, Yang Guo and Xiao Long Nu from ''Return of the Condor Heroes''.
* %%* DiscOneFinalBoss: Zuo Lengshan from the ''The Smiling, Proud Wanderer''. For the first half of the story he seemed to be the antagonist responsible for every evil deed committed by the orthodox sects. However, Yue Buqun replaces him in the second half of the story as his villainous character becomes increasingly obvious.
* %%* DirtyCoward: Jinlun Fawang, the Golden Wheel Monk.



* {{Doorstopper}}: A Literature/HarryPotter book can be put into one or two movies. A Jin Yong novel takes a TV series that spans 20-odd episodes for the shorter ones, or up to 60 episodes for the longer ones.
* DownerEnding: ''Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils'' again.
* DrivenToSuicide: Xiao Feng, for the sake of peace. Granted, he probably also felt that life wasn't worth living anymore, considering that the girl that was waiting for him when it was all over was [[AxCrazy Ah Zi]]. Many people theorize that what drove him to suicide was a combination of heroics ''and'' the fact that he wanted to escape that manipulative, depressing relationship with her.
* DumbIsGood: Most of the heroic protagonists in his series are pretty dumb (mainly attributed to their HonorBeforeReason way of life). And the smarter, sneakier characters that ''aren't'' bad guys tend to be morally ambiguous.
** A notable exception is Linghu Chong, who smartens up considerably after being expelled from the Mount Hua Sect, but retains his heroic personality.
* DyingAlone: Yang Kang's end, where he was poisoned and left to die a slow, painful death alone. No one dared to go near him, and he didn't even get a proper burial. A rather fitting end, [[MoralEventHorizon considering all the things he did]].
* EmotionlessGirl: Xiao Long Nu, which is {{lampshaded}} countless times in the series.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Quite a few villains will put HonorBeforeReason just like the heroes, and at least one EnemyCivilWar happened because of this trope.

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* %%* {{Doorstopper}}: A Literature/HarryPotter book can be put into one or two movies. A Jin Yong novel takes a TV series that spans 20-odd episodes for the shorter ones, or up to 60 episodes for the longer ones.
* %%* DownerEnding: ''Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils'' again.
* DrivenToSuicide: Xiao Feng, for the sake of peace. Granted, he probably also who felt that life wasn't worth living anymore, considering that the girl that was waiting for him when it was all over was [[AxCrazy Ah Zi]]. Many people theorize that what drove him to suicide was a combination of heroics ''and'' the fact that he wanted to escape that manipulative, depressing relationship with her.
* %%* DumbIsGood: Most of the heroic protagonists in his series are pretty dumb (mainly attributed to their HonorBeforeReason way of life). And the smarter, sneakier characters that ''aren't'' bad guys tend to be morally ambiguous.
**
ambiguous. A notable exception is Linghu Chong, who smartens up considerably after being expelled from the Mount Hua Sect, but retains his heroic personality.
* DyingAlone: Yang Kang's end, where he was Kang is poisoned and left to die a slow, painful death alone. No one dared to go near him, and he didn't even get a proper burial. A rather fitting end, [[MoralEventHorizon considering all the things he did]].\n*
%%*
EmotionlessGirl: Xiao Long Nu, which is {{lampshaded}} countless times in the series.
* %%* EvenEvilHasStandards: Quite a few villains will put HonorBeforeReason just like the heroes, and at least one EnemyCivilWar happened because of this trope.



* EvilTwin: There's Ah Zi, who is the evil twin of Ah Zhu. And then there's Emperor Qianlong, who was made to be the evil twin of Chen Jialuo. And another example, which is ''extremely'' integral to the plot of ''Ode to Gallantry'', there's Shi Potian and his evil twin, Shi Zhongyu.
* ExtremeDoormat: Xiao Long Nu.

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* %%* EvilTwin: There's Ah Zi, who is the evil twin of Ah Zhu. And then there's Emperor Qianlong, who was made to be the evil twin of Chen Jialuo. And another example, which is ''extremely'' integral to the plot of ''Ode to Gallantry'', there's Shi Potian and his evil twin, Shi Zhongyu.
* %%* ExtremeDoormat: Xiao Long Nu.


Jin Yong (the PenName of Louis Cha) is one of the most influential modern Chinese-language novelists and one of the best-selling Chinese authors, well known for his historical {{Wuxia}} fiction--he pretty much single-handedly raised the {{Wuxia}} to a "legitimate" art form ({{Wuxia}} novels having gained an unfair reputation as "things teenagers and immature adults read". While most widely known as a novelist, Cha also co-founded the Hong Kong daily newspaper ''Ming Pao'' in 1959 and served as its first editor-in-chief.) and is the standard against which all other {{Wuxia}} novelists are compared--and a great many LiveActionAdaptation series have been made based on his books.

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Jin Yong (the PenName of Louis Cha) Cha Leung-yung, "Jin Yong" being the constituent radicals which made up the "yung" part of his name) is one of the most influential modern Chinese-language novelists and one of the best-selling Chinese authors, well known for his historical {{Wuxia}} fiction--he pretty much single-handedly raised the {{Wuxia}} to a "legitimate" art form ({{Wuxia}} novels having gained an unfair reputation as "things teenagers and immature adults read". While most widely known as a novelist, Cha also co-founded the Hong Kong daily newspaper ''Ming Pao'' in 1959 and served as its first editor-in-chief.) and is the standard against which all other {{Wuxia}} novelists are compared--and a great many LiveActionAdaptation series have been made based on his books.


Jin Yong (the PenName of Louis Cha) is one of the most influential modern Chinese-language novelists and one of the best-selling Chinese authors, well known for his historical {{Wuxia}} fiction--he pretty much single-handedly raised the {{Wuxia}} to a "legitimate" art form ({{Wuxia}} novels having gained an unfair reputation as "things teenagers and immature adults read") and is the standard against which all other {{Wuxia}} novelists are compared--and a great many LiveActionAdaptation series have been made based on his books.

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Jin Yong (the PenName of Louis Cha) is one of the most influential modern Chinese-language novelists and one of the best-selling Chinese authors, well known for his historical {{Wuxia}} fiction--he pretty much single-handedly raised the {{Wuxia}} to a "legitimate" art form ({{Wuxia}} novels having gained an unfair reputation as "things teenagers and immature adults read") read". While most widely known as a novelist, Cha also co-founded the Hong Kong daily newspaper ''Ming Pao'' in 1959 and served as its first editor-in-chief.) and is the standard against which all other {{Wuxia}} novelists are compared--and a great many LiveActionAdaptation series have been made based on his books.



** Also, Shi Potian's mother, who literally called him "son of a bitch." [[spoiler: She wasn't his biological mother, she whisked him away from his parents when his was a baby because she was driven mad by jealousy, a Miss Haversham-sort.]]

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** Also, Shi Potian's mother, who literally called him "son of a bitch." [[spoiler: She wasn't his biological mother, she whisked him away from his parents when his he was a baby because she was driven mad by jealousy, a Miss Haversham-sort.]]



* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Some adaptations of his series can be ''very'' guilty of this. A rather pronounced example can be found in the recent 2008 version of ''Legend of the Condor Heroes''. Despite Guo Jing normally being described as stout and muscular, and ''certainly'' not well known for being incredibly handsome or refined, he ends up being played by teen heart throb Hu Ge. And Hu Ge is pretty much the equivalent of a RealLife {{Bishonen}}. It can be rather wince-worthy when characters mention how "manly" and "plain" Guo Jing is (including several instances where people compare his relationship with Huang Rong as being [[UglyGuyHotWife "A beautiful flower planted in cow dung"]] - yes, he was even being likened to ''cow dung''), when Guo Jing [[https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/U1735P28T3D1319149F326DT20061108153936.JPG can]] [[https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/200837173742479.jpg look]] [[https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/220H553P07_small.jpg prettier]] than some of the female cast.

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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Some adaptations of his series can be ''very'' guilty of this. A rather pronounced example can be found in the recent 2008 version of ''Legend of the Condor Heroes''. Despite Guo Jing normally being described as stout and muscular, and ''certainly'' not well known for being incredibly handsome or refined, he ends up being played by teen heart throb Hu Ge. And Hu Ge is pretty much the equivalent of a RealLife {{Bishonen}}. It can be rather wince-worthy when characters mention how "manly" and "plain" Guo Jing is (including several instances where people compare his relationship with Huang Rong as being [[UglyGuyHotWife "A beautiful flower planted in cow dung"]] - yes, he was even being likened to ''cow dung''), when Guo Jing [[https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/U1735P28T3D1319149F326DT20061108153936.JPG can]] [[https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/200837173742479.jpg look]] [[https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/220H553P07_small.jpg prettier]] than some of the female cast.



** Dongfang Bubai in almost every adaptation that came out after 1992. In novel, he was a man who castrated himself for power. After gorgeous Brigitte Lin played him however, it became some sort of tradition his role would be play by woman.

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** Dongfang Bubai in almost every adaptation that came out after 1992. In the novel, he was a man who castrated himself for power. After gorgeous Brigitte Lin played him however, it became some sort of tradition that his role would be play played by a woman.


* CounterpartComparison: After Creator/StanLee's death shortly after Yong's, art showed up showing both in the afterlife.


Jin Yong (the PenName of Louis Cha) is one of the most influential modern Chinese-language novelist. One of the best-selling Chinese author, he is well known for his historical {{Wuxia}} fiction--he pretty much single-handedly raised the {{Wuxia}} to a "legitimate" art form ({{Wuxia}} novels having gained an unfair reputation as "things teenagers and immature adults read") and is the standard against which all other {{Wuxia}} novelists are compared--and a great many LiveActionAdaptation series have been made based on his books.

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Jin Yong (the PenName of Louis Cha) is one of the most influential modern Chinese-language novelist. One novelists and one of the best-selling Chinese author, he is authors, well known for his historical {{Wuxia}} fiction--he pretty much single-handedly raised the {{Wuxia}} to a "legitimate" art form ({{Wuxia}} novels having gained an unfair reputation as "things teenagers and immature adults read") and is the standard against which all other {{Wuxia}} novelists are compared--and a great many LiveActionAdaptation series have been made based on his books.


Jin Yong (the PenName of Louis Cha) is one of the most influential modern Chinese-language novelists. He is currently the best-selling Chinese author alive. He is well known for his historical {{Wuxia}} fiction--he pretty much single-handedly raised the {{Wuxia}} to a "legitimate" art form ({{Wuxia}} novels having gained an unfair reputation as "things teenagers and immature adults read") and is the standard against which all other {{Wuxia}} novelists are compared--and a great many LiveActionAdaptation series have been made based on his books.

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Jin Yong (the PenName of Louis Cha) is one of the most influential modern Chinese-language novelists. He is currently novelist. One of the best-selling Chinese author alive. He author, he is well known for his historical {{Wuxia}} fiction--he pretty much single-handedly raised the {{Wuxia}} to a "legitimate" art form ({{Wuxia}} novels having gained an unfair reputation as "things teenagers and immature adults read") and is the standard against which all other {{Wuxia}} novelists are compared--and a great many LiveActionAdaptation series have been made based on his books.

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* CounterpartComparison: After Creator/StanLee's death shortly after Yong's, art showed up showing both in the afterlife.


** ''The Book and the Sword''- Emperor Qianlong, Fuk'anggan
** ''Sword Stained with Royal Blood''- Emperor Chongzhen, Princess Changping, Li Zicheng, Hong Taiji, Dorgon
** ''Literature/LegendOfTheCondorHeroes''- Genghis Khan, Tolui, Jebe, The Seven Disciples of Wang Chongyang

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** ''The Book and the Sword''- Sword'' - Emperor Qianlong, Fuk'anggan
** ''Sword Stained with Royal Blood''- Blood'' - Emperor Chongzhen, Princess Changping, Li Zicheng, Hong Taiji, Dorgon
** ''Literature/LegendOfTheCondorHeroes''- ''Literature/TheLegendOfTheCondorHeroes'' - Genghis Khan, Tolui, Jebe, The Seven Disciples of Wang Chongyang


* ''Literature/LegendOfTheCondorHeroes''

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* ''Literature/LegendOfTheCondorHeroes''''Literature/TheLegendOfTheCondorHeroes''

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On 30th October 2018, he [[https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/famed-chinese-martial-arts-novelist-jin-yong-dies-aged-94-hong-kong-media died at the age of 94]].


* LoveMartyr: There are ''lots''. Yue Buqun's wife, Yue Lingshan towards Ling Pingzhi, Qi Fang towards Wan Gui. A ''very'' messed up one is You Tanzhi towards Ah Zi, to the extent where he accepts her [[ColdBloodedTorture torturing]] him (including melting a scalding iron mask onto his face), and is willing to kill ''anyone'' for her.

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* LoveMartyr: There are ''lots''. Yue Buqun's wife, daughter, Yue Lingshan towards Ling Pingzhi, Qi Fang towards Wan Gui. A ''very'' messed up one is You Tanzhi towards Ah Zi, to the extent where he accepts her [[ColdBloodedTorture torturing]] him (including melting a scalding iron mask onto his face), and is willing to kill ''anyone'' for her.

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* BannedInChina: Initially, his works were banned in Taiwan.


* LawfulStupid / StupidGood: Most protagonists (hello, Xiao Feng).


* OrwellianRetcon: Many of his works post 2002.

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* OrwellianRetcon: Many of his works post since 2002.

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* OrwellianRetcon: Many of his works post 2002.

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