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* SnakesAreSexy: White Snake secures her marriage by seducing the scholar.
** When the sisters intertwine like the snakes they are, the effect is (unsurprisingly) quite erotic.
* StubbornMule: Fahai is incapable of seeing the injustice of his actions, despite everyone else (including Buddha) talking him out of it.

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* SnakesAreSexy: White Snake secures her marriage by seducing the scholar.
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scholar. When the sisters intertwine like the snakes they are, the effect is (unsurprisingly) quite erotic.
* StubbornMule: Fahai is incapable of seeing the injustice of his actions, despite everyone else (including Buddha) talking him out of it.
erotic.


''Green Snake'' (青蛇) is a UsefulNotes/HongKong movie starring Creator/MaggieCheung and Joey Wong, directed by Tsui Hark and released in 1993. It is based on the eponymous novel by Lilian Lee, itself based on a famous Chinese folk tale.

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''Green Snake'' (青蛇) is a UsefulNotes/HongKong movie starring Creator/VincentZhao, Creator/MaggieCheung and Joey Wong, directed by Tsui Hark and released in 1993. It is based on the eponymous novel by Lilian Lee, itself based on a famous Chinese folk tale.


* MisanthropeSupreme: Fahai looks down upon humans and doesn't consider himself to be one, as indicated by the opening scene, showing humans with hideous deformed faces. Disgusted, he mutters "''humans.''"
* NotSoAboveItAll: Fahai looks down upon humans, demons, and sexuality. [[spoiler: Green Snake finally proves he has feelings for her.]]



* ThePunishmentIsTheCrime: Fahai accidentally ruins everyone's lives (including his own) and is forced to live with the guilt over his actions.



* MisanthropeSupreme: Fahai looks down upon humans and doesn't consider himself to be one, as indicated by the opening scene, showing humans with hideous deformed faces. Disgusted, he mutters "''humans.''"
* NotSoAboveItAll: Fahai looks down upon humans, demons, and sexuality. [[spoiler: Green Snake finally proves he has feelings for her.]]



* ThePunishmentIsTheCrime: Fahai accidentally ruins everyone's lives (including his own) and is forced to live with the guilt over his actions.

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* BerserkButton: Fahai hates it when his hypocrisy is called out.


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* NotSoAboveItAll: Fahai looks down upon humans, demons, and sexuality. [[spoiler: Green Snake finally proves he has feelings for her.]]


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* VillainousCrush: Green Snake for Fahai. [[spoiler: Its mutual. But when Fahai's seemingly unbreakable meditation is finally shattered when he realizes it, he goes on a racist tirade.]]


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* NotSoHarmlessVillain: For all his antics and bad luck, the Taoist ''IS'' a knowledgeable demon hunter and proves to be capable of exploiting weaknesses. It's too bad that he [[TooDumbtoLive insists on picking a fight against opponents far smarter and more powerful than he is]]).

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* NotSoHarmlessVillain: For all his antics and bad luck, the Taoist ''IS'' a knowledgeable demon hunter and proves to be capable of exploiting weaknesses. It's too bad that he [[TooDumbtoLive insists on picking a fight against opponents far smarter and more powerful than he is]]).is]].


* VanHelsingHateCrimes: Fa-Hai is ''the'' definitive Eastern perpetrator of this trope. White Snake was doing nobody any harm as a scholar's wife and yet she's high on his hit list.

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* VanHelsingHateCrimes: Fa-Hai Fahai is ''the'' definitive Eastern perpetrator of this trope. White Snake was doing nobody any harm as a scholar's wife and yet she's high on his hit list.


* DumbassHasaPoint: On numerous occasions, including:

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* DumbassHasaPoint: DumbassHasAPoint: On numerous occasions, including:



** Green Snake isn't very skilled or motivated to become a true human, but after all the crap that she has to witness and endure, she kills the Scholar in anger. When [[StrawmanHasAPoint Fahai]] tries to chastise her for the murder, she angrily retorts that it is all his fault, since that in his refusal to see any good in any supernatural being that he meets, he provoked all the events in the movie and the ultimate tragedy that they all had to endure. Although disgusted, Fahai has no choice but to sadly concede to her point (which is even more painful for him given that ''Buddha HIMSELF'' tried to warn him about the consequences of his prejudices).

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** Green Snake isn't very skilled or motivated to become a true human, but after all the crap that she has to witness and endure, she kills the Scholar in anger. When [[StrawmanHasAPoint Fahai]] Fahai tries to chastise her for the murder, she angrily retorts that it is all his fault, since that in his refusal to see any good in any supernatural being that he meets, he provoked all the events in the movie and the ultimate tragedy that they all had to endure. Although disgusted, Fahai has no choice but to sadly concede to her point (which is even more painful for him given that ''Buddha HIMSELF'' tried to warn him about the consequences of his prejudices).


* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: In the end, White Snake and all the other Buddhists die in the battle between Fahai and the snakes, the scholar is murdered, their child is orphaned, Green Snake losses her friends, and Fahai is forced to life with the consequences of his decisions]].
* DumbassHasaPoint: In numerous occasions, including:
** The scholar isn't sharp to realize that his lover is a supernatural being for most of the movie, but when Fahai explained the situation to him and tried to forced him out of it, the scholar insisted there's nothing wrong in what he's doing, noting that White Snake ''IS'' a good wife to him, and that Fahai is using religion to take decisions that aren't ''his'' to make.
** Green Snake isn't very skilled or motivated to become a true human, but after all the crap that she has to witness and pass for, she killed the Scholar in anger. When [[StrawmanHasAPoint Fahai]] tried to chastise her for her murder, she angrily retorts that it is all his fault, since that in his refusal to see any good in any supernatural being that he meets, he provoked all the events in the movie and the ultimate tragedy that they all had to pass. Although disgusted, Fahai has no choice but to sadly concede to her point (which is even more painfully to him to take given that ''Buddha HIMSELF'' tried to warn him about the consequences of his prejudices).
** The Taoist might be the [[ButtMonkey most clumsy demon hunter in the planet]], but his knowledge over the beings that he's dealing with is [[TheCuckoolanderWasRight accurate]].

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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In the end, White Snake and all the other Buddhists die in the battle between Fahai and the snakes, the scholar is murdered, their child is orphaned, Green Snake losses loses her friends, and Fahai is forced to life live with the consequences of his decisions]].
* DumbassHasaPoint: In On numerous occasions, including:
** The scholar isn't sharp enough to realize that his lover is a supernatural being for most of the movie, but when Fahai explained explains the situation to him and tried tries to forced force him out of it, the scholar insisted insists there's nothing wrong in what he's doing, noting that White Snake ''IS'' a good wife to him, and that Fahai is using religion to take make decisions that aren't ''his'' to make.
** Green Snake isn't very skilled or motivated to become a true human, but after all the crap that she has to witness and pass for, endure, she killed kills the Scholar in anger. When [[StrawmanHasAPoint Fahai]] tried tries to chastise her for her the murder, she angrily retorts that it is all his fault, since that in his refusal to see any good in any supernatural being that he meets, he provoked all the events in the movie and the ultimate tragedy that they all had to pass. endure. Although disgusted, Fahai has no choice but to sadly concede to her point (which is even more painfully to painful for him to take given that ''Buddha HIMSELF'' tried to warn him about the consequences of his prejudices).
** The Taoist might be the [[ButtMonkey most clumsy demon hunter in the planet]], but his knowledge over of the beings that he's dealing with is [[TheCuckoolanderWasRight accurate]].



* FantasticRacism: ANY proposition to Fa-Hai the monk that love between humans and demons may be pure and decent WILL fall on deaf ears.
* GodIsGood: Buddha disapproves of Fahai's supernatural creature hunting and instead wants all creatures to ascend the karmic scales and achieve Enlightenment.
* HeelFaceTurn: The exorcist finally realizes the errors of his ways. [[spoiler: Sadly, it happens too late to change anything]].

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* FantasticRacism: ANY proposition suggestion to Fa-Hai the monk that love between humans and demons may be pure and decent WILL fall on deaf ears.
* GodIsGood: Buddha disapproves of Fahai's supernatural creature hunting creature-hunting and instead wants all creatures to ascend the karmic scales levels of karma and achieve Enlightenment.
* HeelFaceTurn: The exorcist finally realizes the errors error of his ways. [[spoiler: Sadly, [[spoiler:Sadly, it happens too late to change anything]].



* LawfulStupid: Fahai claims that he is doing what he is doing in sake for the celestial rules of the universe, but as the film shows for the beginning [[spoiler:even Buddha is disgusted by his actions]].
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: For all his antics and bad luck, the Taoist ''IS'' a knowledgeable demon hunter and proves to be capable to exploit weaknesses. It's too bad that he [[TooDumbtoLive insists in pick a fight against opponents far smarter and more powerful than he is]]).

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* LawfulStupid: Fahai claims that he is doing what he is doing in for the sake for the celestial rules of the universe, but as the film shows for from the beginning beginning, [[spoiler:even Buddha is disgusted by his actions]].
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: For all his antics and bad luck, the Taoist ''IS'' a knowledgeable demon hunter and proves to be capable to exploit of exploiting weaknesses. It's too bad that he [[TooDumbtoLive insists in pick on picking a fight against opponents far smarter and more powerful than he is]]).



* ShapeshiftingLover: White Snake. The story belongs to an entire genre of Chinese folk tales that depict love affairs between a man and a shapeshifting creature (usually a fox or a snake) who has assumed the guise of a beautiful woman. Unusually, she's not a pure evil temptress out to eat his essence.
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: Not so much sympathetic ''per se'', but in comparison with Fahai, the Taoist demon hunter is a pathetic ButtMonkey whose attempts to fight off the protagonists [[FailureIstheOnlyOption only results in devastating amount of pain]] to him.
* MisanthropeSupreme: Fahai looks down upon humans and doesn't consider himself one, as indicated by the opening scene, showing humans with hideous deformed faces. Disgusted, he mutters "''humans.''"

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* ShapeshiftingLover: White Snake. The story belongs to an entire a genre of Chinese folk tales that depict love affairs between a man and a shapeshifting creature (usually a fox or a snake) who has assumed the guise of a beautiful woman. Unusually, in this case she's not a pure evil temptress out to eat his essence.
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: Not so much sympathetic ''per se'', but in comparison with Fahai, the Taoist demon hunter is a pathetic ButtMonkey whose attempts to fight off the protagonists [[FailureIstheOnlyOption only results in a devastating amount of pain]] to him.
* MisanthropeSupreme: Fahai looks down upon humans and doesn't consider himself to be one, as indicated by the opening scene, showing humans with hideous deformed faces. Disgusted, he mutters "''humans.''"



** How many times will the taotist try to fight the protagonists until he learns that the only thing that he will get from them is [[CurbStompBattle his ass handed to him]]?
* ThePunishmentIsTheCrime: Fahai accidently ruins everyone's lives (including his own) and is forced to life with the guilty over his actions.
* ToBecomeHuman: Both sisters' ambition; not to be human ''per say'' but because humans are closer to Enlightenment then snakes.
* VanHelsingHateCrimes: Fa-Hai is ''the'' definitive Eastern perpetrator of this trope. White Snake was doing nobody harm as a scholar's wife and yet she's high on his hit list.

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** How many times will the taotist Taoist try to fight the protagonists until he learns that the only thing that he will get from them is [[CurbStompBattle his ass handed to him]]?
* ThePunishmentIsTheCrime: Fahai accidently accidentally ruins everyone's lives (including his own) and is forced to life live with the guilty guilt over his actions.
* ToBecomeHuman: Both sisters' ambition; not to be human ''per say'' se'' but because humans are closer to Enlightenment then snakes.
* VanHelsingHateCrimes: Fa-Hai is ''the'' definitive Eastern perpetrator of this trope. White Snake was doing nobody any harm as a scholar's wife and yet she's high on his hit list.

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* MisanthropeSupreme: Fahai looks down upon humans and doesn't consider himself one, as indicated by the opening scene, showing humans with hideous deformed faces. Disgusted, he mutters "''humans.''"


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'''''Green Snake''''' (青蛇) is a UsefulNotes/HongKong movie starring Creator/MaggieCheung and Joey Wong, directed by Tsui Hark and released in 1993. It is based on the eponymous novel by Lilian Lee, itself based on a famous Chinese folk tale.

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'''''Green Snake''''' ''Green Snake'' (青蛇) is a UsefulNotes/HongKong movie starring Creator/MaggieCheung and Joey Wong, directed by Tsui Hark and released in 1993. It is based on the eponymous novel by Lilian Lee, itself based on a famous Chinese folk tale.


* [[GodIsGood Buddha is Good]]: He disapproves of Fahai's supernatural creature hunting and instead wants all creatures to ascend the karmic scales and achieve Enlightenment.


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* GodIsGood: Buddha disapproves of Fahai's supernatural creature hunting and instead wants all creatures to ascend the karmic scales and achieve Enlightenment.


* [[spoiler: DownerEnding: In the end, White Snake and all the other Buddhists die in the battle between Fahai and the snakes, the scholar is murdered, their child is orphaned, Green Snake losses her friends, and Fahai is forced to life with the consequences of his decisions]].

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* [[spoiler: DownerEnding: [[spoiler: In the end, White Snake and all the other Buddhists die in the battle between Fahai and the snakes, the scholar is murdered, their child is orphaned, Green Snake losses her friends, and Fahai is forced to life with the consequences of his decisions]].


'''''Green Snake''''' (青蛇) is a HongKong movie starring MaggieCheung and Joey Wong, directed by Tsui Hark and released in 1993. It is based on the eponymous novel by Lilian Lee, itself based on a famous Chinese folk tale.

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'''''Green Snake''''' (青蛇) is a HongKong UsefulNotes/HongKong movie starring MaggieCheung Creator/MaggieCheung and Joey Wong, directed by Tsui Hark and released in 1993. It is based on the eponymous novel by Lilian Lee, itself based on a famous Chinese folk tale.



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