Follow TV Tropes

Following

History Series / TheLegendOfZhenHuan

Go To



* CounterpartComparison: The character of Zhen Huan is based on a number of influential women in Chinese history, notably Wu Zetian. This explained a lot of her character and storyline.
** Zhen Huan's distaste of cats is likely a reference to a rumor about Wu Zetian's fear towards cats.
** [[spoiler: Zhen Huan killing her unborn child to blame the Empress. Sounds familiar?]]
** Wu Zetian was sent to Buddhist nunnery after the death of the late Emperor and her affair with his son. This is quite resembling when Zhen Huan's fall from the Emperor's grace and her romantic relationship with the Emperor's brother.


* EvilCripple: the Princess of Glory has a retainer with a pronounced limp - the only regular character with a noticeable physical disability. He's also the one whom she sends to assassinate people, and he plays up his sinister role with great aplomb.

to:

* EvilCripple: the Princess of Glory Consort Hua has a retainer with a pronounced limp - the only regular character with a noticeable physical disability. He's also the one whom she sends to assassinate people, and he plays up his sinister role with great aplomb.

Added DiffLines:

* TheLegendOfX


* AdaptationalHeroism: In the novels, the original Zhen Huan is much more ruthlessly darker, sadistic and cunning than the TV series counterpart. She taunts her enemies/victims by smiling on their unfortunate fates, and found satisfaction in their suffering. She's even more dangerous than the actual villains and antagonists in the series.

to:

* AdaptationalHeroism: In the novels, the original Zhen Huan is much more ruthlessly darker, sadistic sadistic, petty and cunning than the TV series counterpart. She taunts her enemies/victims by smiling on their unfortunate fates, and found satisfaction in their suffering. She's even more dangerous than the actual villains and antagonists in the series.


* AdaptationalVillainy: [[spoiler: An Lingrong]]'s motivation is a lot less sympathetic due to Zhen Huan's brother, an important part of her character development arc, being AdaptedOut in the drama. Some of Zhen Huan's evil deeds are transferred to An Lingrong in the TV adaption.

to:

* AdaptationalVillainy: [[spoiler: An Lingrong]]'s motivation is a lot less sympathetic due to Zhen Huan's brother, an important part of her character development arc, being AdaptedOut in the drama. Some While some of original Zhen Huan's evil deeds are transferred to An Lingrong her in the TV adaption.


* AdaptationalHeroism: In the novels, the original Zhen Huan is much more ruthlessly darker, sadistic and cunning than the TV series counterpart. She taunts her victims by smiling on their unfortunate fates, and found satisfaction in their suffering. She's even more dangerous than the actual villains and antagonists in the series.
* AdaptationalVillainy: [[spoiler: An Lingrong]]'s motivation is a lot less sympathetic due to Zhen Huan's brother, an important part of her character development arc, being AdaptedOut in the drama.

to:

* AdaptationalHeroism: In the novels, the original Zhen Huan is much more ruthlessly darker, sadistic and cunning than the TV series counterpart. She taunts her victims enemies/victims by smiling on their unfortunate fates, and found satisfaction in their suffering. She's even more dangerous than the actual villains and antagonists in the series.
* AdaptationalVillainy: [[spoiler: An Lingrong]]'s motivation is a lot less sympathetic due to Zhen Huan's brother, an important part of her character development arc, being AdaptedOut in the drama. Some of Zhen Huan's evil deeds are transferred to An Lingrong in the TV adaption.


* AdaptationalHeroism: In the novels, the original Zhen Huan is much more ruthlessly darker, sadistic and cunning than the TV series counterpart. She's more dangerous than the actual villains and antagonists.

to:

* AdaptationalHeroism: In the novels, the original Zhen Huan is much more ruthlessly darker, sadistic and cunning than the TV series counterpart. She taunts her victims by smiling on their unfortunate fates, and found satisfaction in their suffering. She's even more dangerous than the actual villains and antagonists.antagonists in the series.


* AdaptionalHeroism: In the novels, the original Zhen Huan is much more ruthlessly darker, sadistic and cunning than the TV series counterpart. She's more dangerous than the actual villains and antagonists.

to:

* AdaptionalHeroism: AdaptationalHeroism: In the novels, the original Zhen Huan is much more ruthlessly darker, sadistic and cunning than the TV series counterpart. She's more dangerous than the actual villains and antagonists.

Added DiffLines:

*AdaptionalHeroism: In the novels, the original Zhen Huan is much more ruthlessly darker, sadistic and cunning than the TV series counterpart. She's more dangerous than the actual villains and antagonists.


** [[spoiler: Zhen Huan killing her unborn child to blame the Empress. Sound familiar?]]

to:

** [[spoiler: Zhen Huan killing her unborn child to blame the Empress. Sound familiar?]] Sounds familiar?]]
** Wu Zetian was sent to Buddhist nunnery after the death of the late Emperor and her affair with his son. This is quite resembling when Zhen Huan's fall from the Emperor's grace and her romantic relationship with the Emperor's brother.

Added DiffLines:

* CounterpartComparison: The character of Zhen Huan is based on a number of influential women in Chinese history, notably Wu Zetian. This explained a lot of her character and storyline.
** Zhen Huan's distaste of cats is likely a reference to a rumor about Wu Zetian's fear towards cats.
**[[spoiler: Zhen Huan killing her unborn child to blame the Empress. Sound familiar?]]

Added DiffLines:

The upcoming drama series ''Ruyi's Royal Love in the Palace'' is the official sequel to the Legend of Zhen Huan with the actress Vivian Wu playing as Empress Dowager Niuhuru, the older Zhen Huan.

Added DiffLines:

* PrematurelyGreyHaired: Zhen Huan starts finding grey hairs at the age of twenty seven. Hardly surprising considering all she's been through at that point.

Added DiffLines:

* EvilCripple: the Princess of Glory has a retainer with a pronounced limp - the only regular character with a noticeable physical disability. He's also the one whom she sends to assassinate people, and he plays up his sinister role with great aplomb.


* [[spoiler: ProtagonistJourneyToVillain: Zhen Huan,]] but the process happens to a lot of the characters over the series.


Added DiffLines:

* [[spoiler: ProtagonistJourneyToVillain: Zhen Huan, but]] the process happens to a lot of the characters over the series.

Showing 15 edit(s) of 33

Top

Example of:

/

Feedback