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    Tianming 
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Jīng Tiān Míng (Chinese: 荆天明)

A young boy who is the son of the legendary assassin Jing Ke. Looks up to Ge Nie, and calls him uncle. Has rather amateur combat skills but it does not stop him from standing up to others and giving others hope. Has a curse mark at the side of his neck that causes pain when it activated.

Voiced by: Feng Junhua

  • Badass Adorable: He's only a pre-teen but is capable of fighting against enemies like Priestess of Death
  • Berserk Button: Do not eat his roasted pheasant, ever.
  • Bodyguard Crush: Admires and vows to protect Yue'er, who also the former princess of the Yan kingdom.
  • Boisterous Weakling: At first he is this, this then gets subverted as the series goes on.
  • Butt-Monkey: Gets picked on a lot, crashes into places, and so forth.
  • Calling Your Attacks: Did this during his fight with the Priestess of Death, he imitates the skills Pao Ding teaches him which includes "Kung Pao Chicken!", "Stir the Rice!", and later...he tries to use Ge Nie's Signature Move Hundred Steps, Flying Sword.
  • Character Development: In the first 2 seasons, he often goofs off, insults people, and causes worry among everyone due to his recklessness. But as the series goes on, he stands up for people (particularly Shi Lan and The Unparalleled Demon), knows and takes the responsibilities of being the new Mohist leader, and treats people more with sincere respect.
  • The Chosen One: Chosen to be the leader of the Mohists, and later by the three footed crow of the Shu mountain to absorb its powers.
  • Disappeared Dad: Has never seen his dad, this is because Jing Ke's assassination attempt of the Qin Emperor has failed and he was executed by Ge Nie.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: He learns mechanical techniques from Master Ban and uses it to repair the Unparalelled Demon.
  • The Heart: Even if Tian Ming isn't as skilled in combat as much as the other Mohists, his optimism and courage is his greatest strength, as stated by Ge Nie.
  • The Hero: Of the series.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: the Anti-War weapon when its in its sword form, and mid-way of season 3 he receives the Mohist Leader's sword, Momei.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Shaoyu.
  • Idiot Hero: Is often looked down on by the Mohist chiefs for his poor decisions.
  • Just a Kid: The reason why the Mohists leaders were debating if Tian Ming deserves to be the new leader of the Mohists after Yan Dan passes his inner skills onto him.
  • Keet: Really cheerful, Ge Nie sees it as a way to be helpful to others.
  • Love at First Sight: Gets really interested in Yue'er the first time he sees her.
  • Meaningful Name: Tian means day or sky, Ming means bright. Tian Ming is a Keet.
    • It makes much more sense if you take Yue'er's name, which has a meaning of Moon, and combine them together, it makes ''Ming Yue/Bright Moon'', and the meaning of the Chinese title of Qin's Moon is "The Bright Moon of the Qin Era".
  • Missing Mom: His mother, Li Ji, died prior to the series.
  • Morph Weapon: The Anti-War weapon, it can change from a sword, to a shield, a clawshot, a giant wheel, and a pogo-stick.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Blends in with the other characters at the beginning of the series, but by the time of season 4, due to Art Evolution, he still looks rather cartoony compared to the other characters who end up having more realistic features and body structures.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red to Shaoyu's Blue.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Downplayed, he is capable of fighting off against Gongshu Chou (who is an elderly man), a couple Mooks along with Shaoyu, and can even fight against a group of bandits that were trying to capture Fu Su. However, during his first serious fight with the Priestess of Death on a one-on-one battle, he gets curb stomped rather easily.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Roasted Pheasant.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Shaoyu, throwing pebbles at each other, calling each other names, but they still remain good companions.
  • Young and in Charge: Mid-way of season 3, the Mohist leader, Yan Dan passes down his title onto Tian Ming.
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    Xiang Shaoyu 
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Xiàng Shǎo Yǔ (Chinese: 项少羽)

Based off of the historical figure Xiang Yu. Shaoyu hails from the Chu Tribe and is proud of his heritage. Accompanies Tian Ming since the beginning and forms a close bond with him.

Voiced by: Shen Dawei

  • The Ace: He is the star student at the Confucian village, number one in archery, horseback riding, reading, swordsmanship...he's also great at making new friends, and very strong.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: His halberd he gets at the Mohist school's forbidden grounds, is really durable and strong, but really heavy to carry all the time.
  • Bare-Fisted Monk: When he is not using a weapon, he is capable of using his hands to fight.
  • Battle Couple: Him and Shi Lan
  • Blade on a Stick: The halberd he obtains from the Mohist school's forbidden grounds.
  • Chick Magnet: In the children's day special, he is surrounded by lots of girls who comment about how handsome he is, Shi Lan and Yue'er also follow him as well.
  • Childhood Friends: With Long Ju
  • Cool Crown: His headdress, which he still keeps on in his war armor.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Him and Tian Ming, and before they got separated, Shaoyu and Long ju are pretty close friends.
  • Historical-Domain Character: He's Xiang Yu in his younger years.
  • Impossibly Cool Clothes: His armor, which as multiple spears sheathed behind it.
  • The Lancer: To Tian Ming.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: The third shortest male after Tian Ming and Master Ban, but can lift up a bronze tripod and a large piece of a falling ceiling, although not for very long.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue to Tian Ming and Long ju's red.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Tian Ming, he often mocks him, sometimes even pick on him, and the many times he calls him rascal.
  • World's Strongest Man: Shaoyu and Iron Hammer have a weight lifting competition when Shaoyu first arrives at the Mohist mountain. They lift a giant bronze tripod; Iron Hammer defers to Shaoyu, since he was only able to lift the tripod when he was eighteen, and Shaoyu is only fourteen. Justified, since Shaoyu (Xiang Yu) was historically known to have possessed inhuman strength.

    Gao Yue 
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Gāo Yuè (Chinese: 高月)/Yuè'er (Chinese: 月儿)/Jī Rú QiānLóng (Chinese: 姬如千泷)

A young Mohist girl and the princess of the Yan kingdom. Intelligent and generous, Gao Yue is a lot more mature for her age while still remaining to be cheerful.

Voiced by: Huang Yiqing (S1-2) Luo Yuting (S3-present)

  • Badass Pacifist: Has no combat skills, but can pilot Master Ban's mechanical creations with ease and was capable of solving and passing many tests in the Mohist's Forbidden Grounds.
  • Barrier Maiden: What The Moon Goddess is using her for.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: By the Moon Goddess.
  • Broken Bird: Watches the Yan kingdom being massacred before her own eyes, is forced to leave with her parents, and then she sees her father get killed.
  • The Chick: The only female, doesn't fight, and is one of the reasons why Tian Ming keeps going, although she does have her moments of badassery.
  • Demoted to Extra: After season 2, she gets way less screentime than even most of the side characters.
    • This is dying down in season 5, she starts appearing more often as Tian Ming, Shaoyu, and Shi Lan are in the Mirage and are currently searching for her.
  • Disappeared Dad: Witnessed her father getting slaughtered by Wei Zhuang. It was later revealed that he is still alive, but gets Killed Off for Real before they even see each other again.
  • Distressed Damsel: Is kidnapped by the Moon Goddess at the end of season 2.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Dresses her hair this way, even when she's Jiru Qianlong.
  • Fallen Princess: The former princess of the Yan Kingdom before the Qin conquered it.
  • Hypnotize the Princess: Crimson Snake uses her Fire Charm spell on Yue'er early in season 1, temporarily replacing her memories with a false one so she could believe that Ge Nie was the one who killed her father.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Yue'er".
  • Meaningful Rename: At the end of season 3, she gets receives a new name of Jiru Qianlong as she is told that it is her true name.
  • Missing Mom: Her mom died when she was young.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her hair becomes waist length after becoming Jiru Qianlong.
  • Stepford Smiler: Type A, she tries to be cheerful while still being reserved, but the massacre of her kingdom took quite a toll on her.
  • White Mage: In the Mobile RPG, where her limit break heals the whole party.
  • Wise Beyond Her Years: Is as young as Tian Ming but is one of the more calmer and wiser characters.

    Shi Lan 
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Shí Lán (Chinese: 石兰)/Xiǎo Yú (Chinese: 小虞)

A quiet mysterious girl who first appears dressed up as a boy working at Pao Ding's inn. Her real name is actually Xiao Yu who hails from the Shu Tribe. Very little is known about her so far.

Voiced by: Hong Haitian

  • Action Girl: She's capable of hand-to-hand combat.
  • Bare Your Midriff: In her tribal outfit.
  • Battle Couple: Her and Shaoyu.
  • Bifauxnen: When she dresses up as a boy.
  • Blow You Away: In the Mobile RPG, her limit break is a tornado.
  • The Determinator: In the Mobile RPG, her Pre-Mortem One-Liner is "I will not lose!".
  • Facial Markings: When she's in her tribal outfit, she sports face painting on her cheeks.
  • Historical-Domain Character: Played with, Shi Lan is based off of Xiang Yu's most beloved consort Yu Ji.
  • In the Hood: When she was saving Shaoyu and Tian Ming from the Priestess of Death at the season 3 finale.
  • Knife Nut: Fights with a curved dagger.
  • Nice Hat: Her tribal outfit has a large crown with several jewels dangling down.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: In her disguise as Pao Ding's assistant.
  • She-Fu: How she fights is mostly with acrobatic movements.
  • The Stoic: Doesn't show a lot of emotion and is often silent.
    • Not So Stoic: She tears up along with Long Ju's army during his reunion with Shaoyu. And later in season 5 when she breaks down after finally finding her brother in the Mirage.
  • Sweet Polly Oliver: When working as Pao Ding's assistant, many people thought she was actually a boy.
  • Unsettling Gender Reveal: Tian Ming realizes she's a girl by crashing landing and accidentally groping her.

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Ghost Valley School

    Ge Nie 
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Gě Niè (Chinese: 盖聂)

The #1 swordsman of China and also possesses #1 sword of the sword manual, Rainbow Abyss. Formally a student of the Ghost Valley School and has a strong rivalry with Wei Zhuang. After defecting the Qin Empire he travels with Tian Ming hoping to protect him from the Qin.

Voiced by: Liu Qin

  • Adaptational Dye Job: In the Super-Deformed Spin-off he has blue hair.
  • The Atoner: Ge Nie is the number 1 swordsman of the Qin Empire, he also supposeably killed Jing Ke, Tian Ming's father, and later vows to protect his son.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: With Xiao Yao Zi near the end of season 4, and later with Wei Zhuang in season 5.
  • Badass and Child Duo: With Tian Ming, mainly during the first season.
  • Brought Down to Badass: After Rainbow Abyss breaks, he carved himself a wooden sword, which was still able to hold off against Star Wraith.
  • Cain and Abel: The Abel to Wei Zhuang's Cain.
  • Decoy Protagonist: Was often focused on more during the first two seasons and the part of the beginning season 3, after getting his sword broken, the focus then shifts to Tian Ming.
  • Defector from Decadence: Use to work under the Qin Empire but defected after killing Jing Ke, and is now being hunted by them.
  • Flying Weapon: His Signature Move "the Hundred steps Flying Sword".
  • Handicapped Badass: Ge Nie is just recovering from an almost fatal battle with 300 soldiers of Qin, a recent poisoning by Crimson Snake, and then a stab in the back by Dark Kirin. when he fights Wei Zhuang in Season 3, he still manages to hold a sword to Wei Zhuang's throat despite his sword being broken.
  • The Mentor: To Tian Ming.
  • Official Couple: With Duanmu Rong.
  • Parental Substitute: To Tian Ming, also doubles as his mentor, he takes him under his wing after killing his father, Jing Ke.
  • Reforged Blade: Yuanhong ("Rainbow Abyss") was once Canhong, which belonged to Jing Ke. Canhong was refined and reforged into Yuanhong when Jing Ke's assassination attempt failed.
  • Signature Move: The Hundred Steps Flying Sword
  • The Stoic: Always calm and only talks when he needs to.
  • Troubled, but Cute: Can still be quite the looker despite being possibly in his 30s-40s, but holds a troubled past behind him.

    Wei Zhuang 
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Wèi Zhuāng (Chinese: 卫庄)

The Leader of the Quicksand, and a former student of the Ghost Valley School along with Ge Nie. Li Si and Wei Zhuang have agreed to hunt down Tian Ming and Ge Nie under a condition where he must have Ge Nie. Wei Zhuang holds Shark Teeth, the #2 sword of the sword manual.

Voiced by: Wu Lei

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Mohist School

    Duanmu Rong 
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Duān Mù Róng (Chinese: 端木蓉)

A Mohist doctor. At first glance, Duanmu Rong is a cold and strict woman but acts like a caring older sister to Gao Yue.

Voiced by: Li Minyan

    Master Ban 
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Bān Dà Shī (Chinese: 班大师)

The head elder of the Mohists. Master Ban is an expert of mechanism and is a really patient man.

Voiced by: Yuan Guoqing (S1-2), Ni Kang (S3-present)

  • Artificial Limbs: Has a mechanical left arm that comes with several tools such as a pincers, cutting axe, etc.
  • Berserk Button: Do not tear apart his mechanical creations, poor Tian Ming learned it the hard way.
  • Cool Old Guy
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Appears along with the Mohist Leader in the first episode, he was introduced two episodes later.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Owns and has constructed several Mechanical Vehicles such as a flying bird, a white tiger, etc.
  • Non-Action Guy: Justified due to his old age. Averted in the Mobile RPG, although he's a low-tiered character to have in your party.

    Teacher Xu 
Weaponsmith of the Mohists.

    Gao Jianli 
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Gāo Jiàn Lí (Chinese: 高渐离)

One of the Mohist leaders, a very calm and quiet swordsman who possesses Freezing River, the #7 sword in the sword manual. He use to be close friends with Jing Ke and Kuang Xiu until they were both killed by the Qin empire.

Voiced by: Xie Tiantian (S2), Shen Lei (S3-present)

    Snow Lady/Xuenu 
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Xuě Nǚ (Chinese: 雪女)

One of the Mohist leaders, an elegant dancer who vows to never marry anyone after a traumatic experience until she meets Gao Jianli. Snow Lady is very kind and caring to others but loves to be cynical to Tian Ming.

Voiced by: Luo Yuting

    Iron Hammer/Da Tie Chui 
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Dà Tiě Chuí (Chinese: 大铁锤)

A Brash leader of the Mohists and never gives up on fights. Iron Hammer was formally a military officer of the Yan Kingdom who a lot of his comrades look up to and admire.

Voiced by: Liu Bin

  • Bald of Awesome: Has only a slight beard for hair, and is The Big Guy of the Mohist School.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Brash, confident in his skills, and his introduction scene involves quarreling with Tian Ming, who is quite boisterous himself.
  • The Big Guy: Of the Mohist School.
  • The Determinator: Refuses to give up on fights including if the Yan army is easily being overwhelmed by the Qin.
  • Hot-Blooded: Not on the levels of Tian Ming, but still has his moments.
  • My Greatest Failure: The Yan army being easy beaten by the Qin, and being unable to prevent Ah Gang's death has given him the motivation to fight back against the Unparalleled Demon during their match.
  • Sole Survivor: of the Yan army.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Never wears a shirt, although averted in his years being a Yan army soldier.

    Dao Zhi 
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Dào Zhí (Chinese: 盗跖)

A Thief and also a Mohist Leader. Dao Zhi, AKA "The King of Thieves", is a very laid-back man and loves to joke around, even in dangerous situations. He has feelings for Duanmu Rong after she saves him from a fatal injury. Is known to be very fast but wears bronze weights on his legs.

Voiced by: Zhai Wei

  • Adaptational Dye Job: In the 2nd Mobile RPG and the Super-Deformed Spin-off, he is drawn with blonde bangs.
  • All Love Is Unrequited: Has feelings for Duanmu Rong, but unfortunately she is in love with Ge Nie, this is lampshaped comically by wallpapers.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Is in love with Duanmu Rong, talks about he enjoys it when ladies chase after him, but he also likes to flirt with Zhang Han.
  • Battle Boomerang: His weapon is a steel bladed disk that he uses for close-ranged combat and as a projectile.
  • Butt-Monkey: Not as much as Tian Ming, but various spin-offs, specials, and wallpapers aren't friendly to him.
  • Distressed Dude: Gets subdued and later imprisoned by Zhang Han at the beginning of Season 5.
  • Disney Death: Pretends to die from his injuries after getting his arm crushed under a tree chopped down by Shen Qi, turns out he was just trying to take a nap all along.
  • The Gloves Come Off: In both fights with White Phoenix does he take off his bronze weights,
  • I Am Not Left-Handed: Wears bronze weights on his legs, and when he takes them off, he becomes even faster.
  • Meaningful Name: Dao means thief, Zhi is the sole of the foot. Dao Zhi is a thief and is really acrobatic.
  • Multicolored Hair: Has auburn colored bangs while the rest of his hair is dark brown.
  • Red Baron: "The King of Thieves"
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The playful and brash Red to White Phoenix's quiet and reserved Blue.
  • Shock and Awe: His limit break in the mobile RPG.
  • Short Hair with Tail: Sports a high ponytail but still has some hair hanging down at the nape.
  • Stepford Smiler: Type A, he admits he isn't always as bright and sunny as he usually is. He does have moments of breaking the facade when he lashes out at and blames Ge Nie for Duanmu Rong's comatose state and breaking down into tears when the prison guard he befriends dies helping him escape from prison.

    Pao Ding 
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Páo Dīng (Chinese: 庖丁)

An Innkeeper of Sanghai, a very talented chef who helps the Mohists hide in his Inn temporarily after they all become wanted criminals. Pao Ding serves as a mentor to Tian Ming on basic fighting.

Voiced by: Fu Chong (S3), Zhang Xin (S3-Present)

  • Acrofatic: Is referred as "Fat Ding", but can also perform decent backflips when he was training Tian Ming.
  • Distressed Dude: Captured by Zhao Gao at the end of season 4.
  • Nice Guy: An innkeeper who was more happy to let the Mohists take refuge in his hotel, and is really patient when dealing with Tian Ming.
  • Knife Nut: His preferred weapon, and even tries to have Tian Ming learn combat skills with a knife first before pursuing the sword.
  • The Mentor: Teaches Tian Ming basic fighting skills and some of his moves which he later tries to use against Priestess of Death.
  • Supreme Chef: Is often noted by other people on how talented of a cook he is, he also uses this to bribe Tian Ming to get him to listen to him when he's mentoring him.

    The Mohist Leader/Prince Yan Dan 
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Yàn Dān (Chinese: 燕丹)

The head leader of all the Mohists. The prince of the Yan kingdom and the father of Gao Yue. He possesses a deadly curse given by the Priestess of Death that drains his health and knowing that he cannot live much longer to even see his own daughter again, he stays behind in the Mohist school as it crumbles down into ruins.

Voiced by: Sun Ye

  • Early-Bird Cameo: Appears in the very first episode along with Master Ban before being properly introduced later in season 3.
  • Going Down with the Ship: Stays behind the crumbling Mohist School as he knows he cannot live any longer due to the curse seal he received from the Priestess of Death.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has a scar on his eye.
  • Killed Off for Real: After being revealed as Prince Yan Dan...he doesn't last long.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: Is revealed to be Yue'er's father, unfortunately, she still does not know that he's still alive.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Hires Jing Ke to assassinate Ying Zheng, which unfortunately fails.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Tian Ming gives him one for abandoning Yue'er, leaving her alone as her kingdom falls and has to be taken in by Duanmu Rong.

The Quicksand

    Wei Zhuang 
See Ghost Valley School.

    Crimson Snake/ Chi Lian 
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Chì Liàn (Chinese: 赤练)/Hóng Lián (Chinese: 红莲)

Wei Zhuang's right hand woman and devotes herself to him. A seductive woman who is often surrounded by poisonous snakes. Carries a Whip Sword and possess hypnosis skills.

Voiced by: Hong Haitian

Crimson Snake: "There is no Hong Lian here...only Crimson Snake."
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: In 9 Songs of the Moving Heavens, she was a Genki Girl and wasn't afraid of acting so in public.
  • The Vamp: Is quite seductive. But despite all this, she only has eyes for Wei Zhuang.
  • Whip Sword: Her sword was a gift from Wei Zhuang. Which formally belonged to Zinu.

    White Phoenix/Baifeng 
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Bái Fèng (Chinese: 白凤)

A quiet young man who also possesses incredible speed and rides a large white bird to get to places. He controls birds to spy on people and feathers to attack. Has his own OVA where he is the central protagonist, Birdsong in Hollow Valley, revealing that him and a close friend, Ink Crow use to be subordinates of Ji Wuye, the general of the Han Kingdom.

Voiced by: Xie Tiantian (S2-present), Jiang Ke (S3)

  • Animal Motifs: Birds.
  • Badass Arm-Fold: Often folds his arms wherever he goes, his introduction scene even has him like this!
  • Big Damn Heroes: Saves Crimson Snake from getting killed by Shen Qi.
  • Bishounen: The creators main goal on his character design was to make him pretty and handsome, it works.
  • Doppelgänger Attack: Six Illusions of the Dancing Phoenix, where he makes six clones on himself to attack.
  • The Dragon: To Wei Zhuang.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: In episode 2, he appears for a few seconds with one of his spy bird flying onto his shoulder.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: Use to have much more shorter hair as a teenager in Birdsong in Hollow Valley, and during that time he was much more naive and did not have the skills he has right now.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: His left arm is a skin tight shirt while his right arm is covered by a white baggy sleeve, also has large feathers sticking out of his right shoulder. He also has this in his outfit in Birdsong in Hollow Valley.
  • Flash Step: Often to show off how fast he is.
  • Flechette Storm: White Phoenix uses his feathers as throwing needles
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Him and Ink Crow when they were still serving the Han General.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Becomes allies with the Mohists at the beginning of season 5.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Is extremely fast to the point that Dao Zhi has to take off his bronze weights so his speed could match up to his, and proves to be a really tough opponent for Gao Jianli and Dao Zhi.
  • The Quiet One: Does not talk much, even as a teenager.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The quiet and reserved Blue to Dao Zhi's playful and brash red.
  • The Rival: To Dao Zhi, wallpapers and specials love to emphasize this.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has navy blue hair, although certain lighting can give it a purple-ish tint.

    Dark Wolf King/Canglangwang 
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Cāng Láng Wán (Chinese: 苍狼王)

An assassin who use to serve the Han Kingdom where he had fled before its downfall. Very little is known about him as he was killed in season 2 by Gao Jianli.


    Hidden Bat/Yinfu 
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Yǐn Fú (Chinese: 隐蝠)

A Nightcrawling man who has a craving for blood and human flesh.

Voiced by: Zou Liang

  • Animal Motifs: Bats
  • Blood Lust: Taunts Shaoyu and Shi Lan on how he cannot wait to taste their blood.
  • Butt-Monkey: His fight against Gao Jianli was interrupted by White Phoenix stepping in and again later by Dao Zhi's Big Damn Hero moment, he also gets picked on and strangled by Crimson Snake.
  • Gonk: He is quite hideous...
  • Heel–Face Turn: Becomes allies with the Mohists at the beginning of season 5.
  • Licking the Blade: Occasionally licks his claws to make people feel unsettled.
  • Life Drain: In the mobile RPG, his limit break is attacking an opponent and healing himself in the process.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: Although not exactly a vampire by name, but functions as a class vampire would.
  • Pointy Ears: His ears point up a bit.
  • Wolverine Claws: Wields claws to easily draw blood from his victims.

    Unparalleled Demon/Wushuang 
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Wú Shuāng (Chinese: 无双)

A large and muscular man who was killed by Ge Nie very early in the show but was eventually revived by the Quicksand by having his internal organs and limbs replaced with machinery.


  • Artificial Limbs: After getting repaired.
  • Back from the Dead: Gets killed very early in season 1, but later he was revived by the Quicksand.
  • The Brute: The heavy hitter of the Quicksand, needless to say, he goes against Iron Hammer, the Mohist school's heavy hitter.
  • Came Back Strong: In season 2, being revived as a Cyborg. Then again in season 4 thanks to Tian Ming.
  • Cyborg: In season 2, he was revived with part of his limbs and organs replaced with machinery parts.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Does not sport any footwear.
  • Gentle Giant: After he and Tian Ming become friends.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Becomes allies with the Mohists at the beginning of season 5 and before then he and Tian Ming were already friends.
  • Left for Dead: After he completely breaks down, Crimson Snake and Wei Zhuang abandon him.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Only the bravest can go against someone named "The Unparalleled Demon, Tian Ming, however, is one of them.
  • Not So Different: Tian Ming realizes that they both get looked down on a lot due to his scary appearance and he's an ordinary kid, they become friends this way.

    Black Unicorn/Hei Qilin 
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Hēi Qí Lí (Chinese: 黑麒麟)

A mysterious shapeshifter.


  • Ambiguous Gender: Their true identity has yet to be revealed, and no specific pronouns were used to address them either.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Becomes allies with the Mohists at the beginning of season 5.
  • In the Hood: Their face is never shown and is always having their hood up.
  • Voluntary Shape Shifting: Black Unicorn's reputation as the Quicksand Assassins top assassin comes from this ability. It's great material for a very creepy scene in season 4.

Confucians

    Fu Nian 
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Fú Niàn (Chinese: 伏念)

The head household manager of the Confucius School. A strict and short tempered man who possesses Taie, the #3 sword of the sword manual.

Voiced by: Jia Qiu

    Yan Lu 
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Yán Lù (Chinese: 颜路)

The second household manager of the Confucius School. A quiet and kind man who's origins and powers are unknown to a lot of people. Is also a close friend to Zhang Liang, as he is often the person he turns to for advice and Yan Lu agrees to help him with assisting the Mohist rebels and covering up his secrets. Wields the sword, Han Guang, ranked 16th of the sword manual.

Voiced by: Jiang Ke (S3), Xia Lei (S4-Present)

  • Adorkable: When he tried to yawn, Teacher Xun caught him at a really awkward time.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Pao Ding speculates that there has to be some way for him to earn the rank of second household manager of the Confucius school, as very little people, not even Pao Ding himself know powerful Yan Lu is.
  • Badass Teacher: Has not been shown fighting until season 5, but when he goes against Shen Qi, an enemy that carries a BFS and has been imprisoned in seven different prisons, it shows that Yan Lu is really someone not to mess with.
  • Black Cloak: Wore one when the Confucians (minus Fu Nian) were in Pao Ding's inn before Li Si barge in.
  • Cheshire Cat Grin: During his fight with Shen Qi.
  • Dance Battler: His fighting style shows a lot of him spinning, performing backflips, and occasionally floating elegantly in mid-air.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Zhang Liang
  • The Kirk: To Zhang Liang's Spock and Fu Nian's McCoy.
  • I Am Your Opponent: To Shen Qi in season 5.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: When a disciple tries to bully Tian Ming by flicking a pebble at him, Yan Lu flicks another pebble to deflect it.
  • Improbable Weapon User: In the Mobile RPG, he uses a bamboo scroll to fight.
  • Magic Knight: Uses a magical sword to fight but can also summon holographic clones of the sword to attack as well.
  • Nice Guy: Is kind and respectful to others and does not hesitate on covering up Zhang Liang's secrets and assisting him on his plans.
  • The Scapegoat: Tries to take all of the blame for Zhang Liang when Fu Nian finds out that Tian Ming and Shaoyu, who are wanted criminals, are taking refuge in the Confucius school. Zhang Liang did not like the idea of this.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Sensitive guy to Zhang Liang's Manly Man.
  • Sword Beam: His weapon used to fight Shen Qi has a retractable holographic blade from both sides of the hilt.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: A male example, he's quiet, polite, and tries to settle the arguments between Fu Nian and Zhang Liang without using violence in the Manhua.

    Zhang Liang 
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Zhāng Liáng (Chinese: 张良)/Zǐfáng (Chinese:子房)

The third household manager of the Confucius School. A mischievous and intelligent man who believes the world deserves a better leader. He helps the Mohist rebels in hiding and allowing Tian Ming and Shaoyu to take refuge in the school, and predicts that Tian Ming will owe him exactly seven favors. Is often referred by his courtesy name, Zifang. Zhang Liang has a close friendship with Yan Lu and possesses the #10 sword of the sword manual.

Voiced by: Zhai Wei

    Xun Kuang 
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Xún Zǐ(Chinese: 荀子)

The apprentice uncle of the Confucius leaders, strict and does not like to be bothered. Also the master of Han Fei and Li Si. He enjoys playing chess and is a pharmacist.

Voiced by: Wang Xiaobing

  • Black Cloak: Wore this along with Zhang Liang, Yan Lu, and several Confucius disciples when Li Si barges into Pao Ding's Inn.
  • Cool Old Guy
  • Finger Poke of Doom: His regular attack in the Mobile app is this.
  • Historical-Domain Character
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Is strict and does not enjoy being interrupted when he's busy, but after losing to Tian Ming in a game of Chess, he owes him a favor and helps the Mohist rebels.
  • The Medic: Provides the Flower that could potentially wake up Duanmu Rong. Which ends up getting destroyed at the end of season 4.
  • The Mentor: To Li Si and Han Fei.
  • Non-Action Guy: Lampshaded when Tian Ming expects him to fight against the bandits that were trying to capture Fu Su, Teacher Xun says that he is not part of the Confucius military division, and thus, possesses no martial art skills.
  • White Mage: In the mobile RPG, his limit break heals the party member with the lowest amount HP left.

    The Disciples 
The students of the Confucius School that Shaoyu and Tian Ming encounter during their refuge. The students consist of Zimu (子慕), Ziyou (子游), and Zicong (子聪.
  • Art Evolution: Ziyou was given a more realistic face in season 5 due to having his appearance based off of a fan of the show.
  • Jerkass: All of them qualify as they have their moments of insensitivity, but the worst one of Zimu who not only is the face of the group when they're bullying someone, but he also mistreats them when things don't go his way.
  • Satellite Character: There's not a whole lot to them except to provide conflict for Tian Ming to strive through.
  • The Worf Effect: A more verbal example, all of them fail to win in the White Horse, Brown Horse debate against Gongsun Linglong.

Taoists

    Xiaoyao Zi 
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Xiāo Yáo Zǐ (Chinese: 逍遥子)

The leader of the Taoist's Human clan, rivals of the Heaven Clan, every 5 years they have a duel where the winner will possess Xueji, the #6 sword of the Sword Manual. Xiao Yao Zi is currently the owner of said sword, after winning the duel against Chisong Zi, Xiao Meng's older brother.


  • Authority Equals Asskicking: A Taoist leader, and owner of Xueji after a duel between him and the Heaven Clan's leader.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: With Ge Nie near the end of season 4.
  • Badass Grandpa: A middle aged man but is a Taoist leader.
  • Cool Old Guy: As stated in Badass Grandpa above, especially in contrast to Xiaomeng, an 18 year old woman who is in the same ranks as him.
  • Magic Knight: Being a Taoist, his fighting style involves using his sword to summon magic runes to attack and as protection, and he also fights with said sword in close range.
  • The Medic: Diagnoses The Mohist Leader with the curse he received from The Priestess of Death.

    Xiaomeng 
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Xiǎo Mèng (Chinese: 晓梦)

Grandmaster of the Taoist's Heaven Clan, who succeeded her brother, Chisong Zi, after he died a year after fighting Xiaoyao Zi competing to be the new wielder of Xueji. Xiaomeng has secluded herself from the outside world training for 10 years before passing on the title of Grandmaster. Is the owner of the sword, Qiuli, ranked 9 in the sword manual.

Voiced by: Chen Yiwen

  • Accuser of the Brethren: Refuses to take Xueji off of Xiaoyao Zi's hands when he offers it to her because she wants revenge for her deceased brother.
  • Aloof Ally: Towards Zhang Han. When he's about to be killed by the Net Trap, she comes to his aid and they back off. Although she stops him from pursuing them, she does heal him a bit before walking off after he asks her whether she'll help him.
  • Best Served Cold: Tells Xiaoyao Zi that she'll win Xueji off of him while everyone else watches.
  • Big Damn Heroes: See Aloof Ally.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: She's normally cold and haughty towards other people, using her Taoist beliefs to rebuff others' ideas and belittling them. After a couple of interactions with Zhang Han, though, she saves him from getting killed by the Net Trap.
  • Lack of Empathy: Sheng Qi believes that she might actually be heartless, as a result of her ten-year seclusion beginning when she was eight years old.
  • Multicolored Hair: White with several streaks of navy blue.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Has a really curvy body, a pretty face, and her Show Girl Skirt shows her legs, and is so far, the only female character to be shown naked.
  • Public Bathhouse Scene: In episode 20 of season 5.
  • The Rival: Towards Xiaoyao Zi.
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: She chides Zhang Han for being flustered about seeing her naked!
  • Ship Tease: With Zhang Han, it goes as far as the official website featuring them together in a wallpaper, similar to Ge Nie and Duanmu Rong, who are an Official Couple.
  • Showgirl Skirt: She wears another skirt beneath her longer skirt that opens up at the front.
  • Smug Super: She is incredibly strong and she knows it. Many of her appearances involve her talking down on both allies and enemies alike and making them sound foolish.
  • Teens Are Monsters: While she's at the upper range of this, at 18 years old, many of those who see her at her worst view her as this. She has no issue with killing members of the Human Clan, even though they are supposedly members of the same school, and places little value in human life. Xiaoyao Zi believes this is a result of her isolation; while she has incredible mastery over her internal forces because of it, it also means she never experienced normal interactions.
  • When She Smiles: Zhang Han is shocked when she smiles and compliments him, and just stares at her in surprise before she asks him if something was wrong.
  • Young and in Charge: Confucian disciples have commented how a young woman like her could be a grandmaster.
  • Younger than She Looks: Gongsun Ling Long was shocked to learn that she's only eighteen, despite looking like a woman in her mid-twenties.

Yin Yang School

    The Eastern Emperor/Donghuang Taiyi 
Dōng Huáng Tài Iī (Chinese: 东皇太一)

The highest ranked leader of the Yin-Yang Theorists.


    The Moon Goddess/Yue Shen 
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Yuè Shén (Chinese: 月神)

The right hand woman of the Eastern Emperor.

Voiced by: Wang Jingwen

    Star Wraith/Xing Hun 
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Xīng Hún (Chinese: 星魂)

An immortal being who has an appearance of a child. Very cold-blooded and sadistic, can shape his dark aura into blades and control other people's minds.

Voiced by: Wu Lei

  • Child Mage: Has an appearance of a child and is one of the top leaders of the Yin Yang school.
  • Creepy Child: His childlike appearance and apparent interest in Yue'er adds up to his creepiness factor.
  • Enfant Terrible: Although he looks like a child, he still qualifies.
  • Facial Markings: As a large tattoo on his face that overs his right cheek and the half of his forehead.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Gives a rather brutal one to Shaoyu near the end of season 4.
  • Perpetual Smiler: Has a tendency to smirk a lot, which intimidates Yue'er.
  • Older Than He Looks: Has an appearance of a pre-teen boy, but his voice sounds like an adult man's.
  • Really 700 Years Old: It's unknown what his age is, but it's likely not what his appearance represents.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue to Meng Tian's red.
  • Sword Beam: His aura when he shapes them into blades.

    Lord in the Clouds/Yun Zhong Jun 
Yún Zhōng Jūn (Chinese: 云中君)

    Priestess of Death/Great Master of Fate/Da Siming 
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Dà Sī Mìng (Chinese: 大司命)

One of the leader of the Five Elements Division; where she hails from the Fire division. Can shapeshift and lay curses on people, which was demonstrated on the Mohist leader and Han Fei.

Voiced by: Fan Churong

    Priestess of Birth/Young Master of Fate/Shao Siming 
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Shào Sī Mìng (Chinese: 少司命)

One of the leader of the Five Elements Division; where she hails from the Wood division. A mysterious girl who never speaks and was often bullied by other students before becoming the Priestess of Birth. She wears a translucent veil that covers most of her face and controls leaves to attack. Has an OVA starring her and another Yin-Yang student, Xiao Ling.

Voiced by: None

  • Butterfly of Death and Rebirth: In her special, she follows a butterfly before meeting Xiao Ling, also in the season 5 opening, she is shown with a butterfly.
  • Cute Mute: Although she's not exactly mute, she refuses to ever talk.
  • Emotionless Girl: Barely shows emotions, and is almost never seen without the cold look of hers.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Her robe mini-dress one has a left sleeve while her right arm is bare except for an arm guard.
  • Green Thumb: Uses leaves to attack, but can summon vines as well.
  • Hair Decorations: Wears a headdress.
  • Hime Cut: Her bangs are neatly trimmed in his fashion.
  • Hand Seals: Makes hand seals to control the leaves.
  • Mystical Waif: Her origin story only shows how she became the Priestess of Birth; her past before that is still unknown.
  • Never Given a Name: Originally has no name before being given the identity of the Priestess of Birth.
  • Only One Name: See above.
  • The Voiceless: Has yet to speak, also does not have a voice actress assigned to her, the closest thing to her making noise was her gasping after getting pressured by the Eastern Emperor to beg him to spare Xiao Ling.
  • You Gotta Have Purple Hair
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Grade A

    Lady Xiang/Ehuang/Nuying 
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Xiāng Fū Rén (Chinese: 湘夫人)/é Huáng (Chinese: 娥皇)/Nǚ Yīng (Chinese: 女英)

A character exclusive to the OVA, Lady Xiang Descends. A mysterious young woman that lives in a hut in Xiao Xiang Valley, a forest where people may enter but never leave. The woman is named to be E Huang, the older twin sister of Nuying, however both are referred as Lady Xiang.


  • Bare Your Midriff: Her dress bares the sides of her torso.
  • Creepy Twins: E Huang and Nuying are identical in every way and switch roles on who died.
  • Coordinated Clothes: Their clothes are identical, making it impossible to tell the twins apart.
  • Ill Girl: Nuying and E Huang. Although it turns out neither of them died from an illness.
  • Love Triangle: Both sisters and Lord Shun, it is never revealed which one of the sisters he saved from drowning so it is unknown who won.
  • Making a Splash: As students of the Yin-Yang School, their division is water.
  • Mysterious Waif: A woman who traps her guests in her hut and switches identities day by day.
  • Yandere: Both sisters, they both fall in love with Lord Shun but they know that he can only choose one of the twins to marry. Eventually they both jump into a river, giving Lord Shun a decision on who to save, and he does save one of the twins; but what's really unnerving is how nobody knows which twin is dead and which one is alive. At the climax of the OVA, it is revealed that she has lured other people into her hut and eventually kills them so they never leave her like her husband did, which includes the protagonist.

    Chu Nangong 

  • Badass Grandpa: Prevents a man from killing Han Xin by hurling his shoe at him, leaving him spinning for a solid 15 seconds. It's even his limit break in the mobile [RPG]!
  • Cool Old Guy

Qin Empire

    !Ying Zheng 
Yíng Zhèng (Chinese: 嬴政)

The Emperor of the Qin Dynasty.

Voiced by: Liu Qin (S1-S2)

  • Big Bad: Of the whole series, being the tyrant that he is, and is responsible for most of the conflict.
  • Cool Hat: It has beads dangling down that covers his face.
  • Historical-Domain Character: Based off of the Qin Emperor.
  • The Heavy: Being the emperor of the Qin Dynasty, he does not show up much, but he is the main reason for most of the overall plot.

    Li Si 
Lǐ Sī (Chinese: 李斯)

The Prime Minister of the Qin Dynasty. Was formally a student of Xun Zi along with Han Fei.

Voiced by: Liu Qin (S1-S2) Fu Chung (S3)

    Fu Su 
Fù Sū (Chinese: 扶苏)

Ying Zheng's 17th son.

Voiced by: Xia Lei (S4)

    Hu Hai 
(Chinese: 胡亥)

Ying Zheng's 18th son.

Voiced by: Wang Xinyu (S5)

    Zhao Gao 
Zhào Gāo (Chinese: 赵高)

A eunuch working under Ying Zheng, is the leader of the Six Sword Slaves.

Voiced by: Xie Tiantian

  • Evil Redhead: A ghostly pale figure with chin length red hair that really shows how intimidating he is.
  • Femme Fatalons: Has really long black painted nails
  • Harmless Villain: Never shown fighting, instead lets the Six Sword Slaves do all the fighting. This is averted in the mobile RPGs.
  • Historical-Domain Character: Zhao Gao did exist in real Chinese history.
  • Nice Hat: Wears a large black hat that contributes greatly to his height.
  • Treacherous Advisor: Is plotting Ying Zheng's assassination along with Hu Hai.

    Six Sword Slaves 
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Left to Right: Miehun, Wang Liang, Duan Shui, Zhengang, Luan Shen, Zhuanpo
Liù Jiàn Nú (Chinese:六剑奴)

A group of assassins working under Zhao Gao.


    Meng Tian 
Méng Tián (Chinese: 蒙恬)

The General of the Qin Empire.

Voiced by: Sun Ye

  • Blood Knight: Really enjoys fighting.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Subverted, when he and Star Wraith broke into the Mohist's hiding spot, he tried to pull him back on harming Snow Lady (who was under a disguise of an civilian). However, this was because they were pretending to fall for the trick so the Mohists can purposefully let their guards down before he attacks for real.
    • However when Fu Su starts to show more symptoms of being poisoned, Meng Tian really begins to show concern about him. When Fu Su collapses, he sends word to Zhang Han, asking him to investigate the matter.
  • Historical-Domain Character:
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red to Star Wraith's Blue.

    Zhang Han 
Zhāng Hán (Chinese: 章邯)

The General of the Qin Empire and leader of the Shadow Division. His background is a mystery, but he is a young general who quickly moved up the ranks.

Voiced by: Li Liqun

    Gongshu Chou 
Gōng Shū Chóu (Chinese: 公输仇)
  • Artificial Limbs: Has a mechanical left arm
  • Bald of Evil: It's not much of a surprise when he turns out to be an antagonist since he's old.
  • Big Bad: In The Movie
  • Demoted to Extra: Was a major antagonist for the second half of season 2, but lost all importance after that. In fact, in season 4, he wasn't introduced until episode 23.
  • Evil Old Folks: Pretends to be friendly to Tian Ming and Yue'er but the facade is quickly broken when he briefly kidnaps Yue'er when she's defenseless.

    Zhongli Mei 

A soldier in the Qin army who is the subordinate of General Bai Tu despite being much more capable than he is. He is originally from the state of Chu and is one of the ones destined to help Shaoyu overthrow the Qin Empire.


  • Disney Death: Appears to be killed by Jin. However, it turns out that Jin purposely avoided a killing blow, allowing him to just barely scrape through.
  • Homing Projectile: What his arrows become, due to his Wind Chaser skill.
  • Honor Before Reason: Han Xin suggests that this is the reason why he is still subordinate to the incapable Bai Tu, and Zhongli Mei himself calls Bai Tu a scoundrel.
    • Lampshaded by Long Ju later, when Zhongli Mei saves Bai Tu from death even though Bai Tu just tried killing him earlier.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Played straight, then subverted. Zhongli Mei is nearly killed for standing up to Bai Tu in his attempt to save the villagers, is arrested instead, and is forced to watch as the soldiers begin killing the villagers anyways. Around ten episodes later, however, this very act is what saves him from the brink of death after a clash with the Lieshan Hall forces.

Peasant School

    Shengqi 
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Shèng Qī (Chinese: 胜七)

A warrior who's only goal was to kill Ge Nie. Has the names of the seven nations that imprisoned him carved onto his skin.

Voiced by: Wang Heng

  • Abstract Eater: Eats one of Crimson Snake's snakes.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Has much more darker skin than the rest of the cast, despite being Chinese.
  • Anti-Villain: Is incredibly threatening but his only goal is to kill Ge Nie. As it turns out, he is doing this to find his brother, who was framed by Tian Mi and imprisoned; he is working with the Net Trap to find him. Eventually, he just goes off to do his own thing, even becoming an ally.
  • BFS: His sword, Ju Que
  • The Dreaded: Many citizens in Sanghai are intimidated by his appearance and Dao Zhi tries to do whatever to hide away from him.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has the names of the seven nations that imprisoned him carved into his skin.
  • The Juggernaut: Ge Nie got severely injured after Sheng Qi tore down his carriage, Wei Zhuang was only able to survive his battle by destroying a bridge they were standing on, Crimson Snake was knocked unconscious by him quickly (although she was already attacked by White Phoenix earlier so she was clearly not at her full strength), and Dao Zhi was incapacitated really quickly. Only Priestess of Birth and Yan Lu were able to at least leave some scratches on him. Tian Hu and other members of Lieshan Hall are able to grievously wound him enough that he is forced to retreat, but it was a five-on-one match and Sheng Qi was still able to hold off three of them without injury before Tian Hu stepped in. Later, he manages to hold his own against Tian Ci even in spite of his injuries, while Tian Ci had previously defeated Gao Jianli and Da Tie Chui, and killed Dian Qing.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Carries around a BFS but that does not stop him from swinging it around like a toothpick and chopping tress down with ease.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Or was, Sheng Qi has been put into 7 different prisons across the nations, including the one where Dao Zhi was imprisoned in season 5.
  • Shonen Hair: His hair sticks upwards.
  • Tattooed Crook: The scars he has on his body, which are the names of the prisons that held him.

    Zhu Jia 
Zhū Jiā (Chinese: 朱家)

Leader of the Shennong Hall, one of the six halls divided among the Peasant School. He's known as "Changing Minds Under a 1000 faces" and wear multiple masks based on situations.


[[folder:Liu Bang]]Liú Bāng (Chinese: 刘邦)/Liú Jì (Chinese: 刘季)

The soon-to-be founder of the Han dynasty. He's with the Shennong Hall. Outspoken, lazy, and charismatic farmer living with his brother's family. Has a courtesy name of Liu Ji.


  • Absolute Cleavage: Male example.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Hates reading and farming, but still manages to be the first leader of the Han dynasty.
  • Historical Beauty Update: While he was already described to be handsome in history, he is much more handsomer here. Not to mention that he is still in his younger years.
  • Hot-Blooded: Doesn't seem to take losses very well.
  • Mr. Fanservice: He's really handsome, and his robes show off quite a bit of his chest.

    Dian Qing 
Diǎn Qìng (Chinese: 典庆)

Works under Zhu Jia. He's tall and very muscular who wears a blindfold. He was originally from the state of Wei. He and Mei Sanniang studied under the same master and he believes the master is still alive.


  • The Big Guy: Is by far one of the largest characters in the series, typically carries Zhu Jia on his back, and uses his body as a shield due to his Wei martial arts techniques giving him a nigh untouchable body. However, he a far cry from Dumb Muscle, in contrast to the typical trope.
  • Combat Pragmatist: When Shennong Hall and its allies find themselves outnumbered in a village set up as a trap by Lieshang Hall, Dian Qing collapses buildings and throws stone statues at their attackers to take out large numbers of Mooks. When fighting Mei Sanniang, Ya Nu, and Gu Yao, he knocks Mei out of the fight, manipulates Gu Yao into stabbing Ya Nu's arms and rendering him unable to fight, then pins Gu Yao down and decapitates him by stretching his neck until it broke. Afterwards, when Tian Zhong has Zhu Jia, Liu Bang, and Situ Wanli cornered, he breaks through a building, then tears down another building to buy time for their escape.
  • Killed Off for Real: Dies at Tian Ci's hands, as the latter can pierce through his nigh-indestructible skin.
  • Made of Iron: Like Mei Sanniang, who also hailed from the state of Wei, his body is very endurable against physical attacks. He can have entire sections of buildings collapse on him to little effect.
  • One-Man Army: Is able to take on Mei Sanniang, Ya Nu, and Gu Yao on his own, each of them very capable fighters in their own right. At the end of the confrontation, he even kills Gu Yao and incapacitates Ya Nu before leaving them to rescue his cornered companions.

    Situ Wanli 
Sītú Wànlǐ (Chinese: 司徒万里)

He's the Leader of Siyue Hall of Peasant School, known to make a fortune. When he gambles with Liu Bang, he always win without mercy.


  • Born Lucky: Seems to be part of his ability, as his weapon relies on dice rolls. He is also shown in episode 58 to have survived what should have been a death blow from Jin, foreshadowed in the ending of the previous episode when the dice in one of his blades, which was knocked out of his hand, slowly roll to all 1s.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: When Zhu Jia, Liu Bang, and he are hiding from Tian Hu's forces, he eventually reveals that he was on Tian Hu's side all along.

    Tian Meng 
Tián měng (Chinese: 田猛)

Leader of the Lieshan Hall. He died before he was introduced, assassinated at the spot where he was supposed to meet Ge Nie and Wei Zhuang and thus, the two are implicated in his murder.


  • Betrayal by Offspring: His assassin, Jing Ni, is actually his own daughter Tian Yan.
  • Post Humous Character: Is already dead by the time the general Peasant School are introduced, and season 5 is centered around who murdered him.

    Tian Hu 
Tián Hǔ (Chinese: 田虎)

He is known as the Vice Commander, but is the Leader of the Chiyou Hall. Tian Meng is his older brother and is the uncle of Tian Yan and Tian Ci. Following Tian Meng's death, he suspects Ge Nie and Wei Zhuang of the murder and sets out to avenge his brother.


  • Berserk Button: Letting his prey get away. He nearly kills Jin for letting Sheng Qi escape and is only placated by Tian Zhong's pleas to rethink his decision. Lying or tricking him is also a good way to get on his bad side. Again, he nearly kills Tian Mi for her treachery, and only stops because of Tian Yan.
  • Eye Scream: His eye was slashed by Tian Ci by accident when he tried to interfere with a fight.
  • Mind over Matter: His high control over his internal forces gives him this ability. He stops one of Zhongli Mei's arrows and crushes it to pieces with his mind alone, and prepares to kill Jin with this ability before being convinced not to.

    Tian Yan 
Tián Yán (Chinese: 田言)

Daughter of Tian Meng, niece of Tian Hu, and older sister of Tian Ci. She is known to be the wisest in the Peasant School. After her Father's death, she now leads the Lieshan Hall. In the finale of Season 5, it turns out that she is the Jing Ni that the Net Trap planted within the Peasant School, and she's been working towards the Peasant School's downfall this whole time.


  • Awesome by Analysis: She is known as the genius of Lieshan Hall. It is through her wit and her abilities that she exposes Tian Mi's treachery.
  • Evil Costume Switch: Once she is exposed as Jing Ni, she sheds her outfit to reveal a black, skin-tight outfit.
  • Ill Girl: Why she doesn't leave Lieshan Hall often.
  • Implicit Prison: After Tian Hu finds out that she met with Gao Jianli and Da Tie Chi, he has Tian Zhong lock her up in Lieshan Hall and keep the room guarded by their men to "keep her safe." Obviously, she knows immediately what they're really doing.
  • Mind over Matter: Like many other members of the Peasant School, she has control over her internal forces that compensates for her lack of physical combat ability. When Tian Mi attempts to kill her with a barrage of needles, she stops the needles long enough using her internal forces for Tian Ci and Mei Sanniang to deflect them.
  • Patricide: She turns out to be Jing Ni, Tian Meng's assassin, meaning that she killed her own father.
  • Reason Why You Suck Speech: Gives one to Tian Hu, telling him he is not qualified to be Xia Kui and that he has been too-easily duped by Tian Mi's trickery.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: She is initially presented as a woman without any combat skills. At the end of Season 5, it is revealed that she is the assassin Jing Ni, who could fight on par with the likes of Wei Zhuang and back Zhang Han into a corner.

    Tian Ci 
Tián Cì (Chinese: 田赐)Younger brother of Tian Yan. Wields two swords. Despite his young age, he's known to be the number one expert in the Peasant School. When his father was still alive, Tian Ci was to never involve himself with the affairs of the Peasant School.
  • Acrofatic: He may be plus-sized but is actually very agile and manages to Curb Stomp Iron Hammer.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Easily gets distracted by a butterfly during important meetings.
  • Dual Wielding: Wields twin swords.
  • Manchild: He's larger than Tian Yan in size, but is many leagues less mature than her.

    Tian Zhong 
Tián Zhòng (Chinese: 田仲)

Leader of the Gonggong Hall. He's collective, calm, and rational.


  • Poisonous Friend: Eggs on Tian Hu's rage most of the time under the guise of rationality.

    Tian Mi 
Tián Mì (Chinese: 田蜜)

Leader of the Kuiwei Hall. She always carry her smoking pipe around, which hides her hidden weapons.


  • Break the Haughty: No matter the situation, she tends to quickly take the situation back into her hands and manipulate the scene to her wishes. When "Jin" reveals himself to be Sheng Qi's brother, whom she had tricked in the past and had imprisoned, she completely drops her act, resorting to begging Ying Bu to protect her lest the girl he wants her to heal dies.
  • Bodyguard Betrayal: Jin, who is supposedly backing her up against Sheng Qi, eventually reveals that he was Sheng Qi's brother in disguise... The one whom she had framed several years ago.
  • Crocodile Tears: Sheds one of these in her confrontation with Sheng Qi. Of course, he doesn't buy it, nor did she expect him to.
  • Facial Markings: Two red dots below her eyes.
  • Humiliation Conga: First, she loses Gao Jianli and Da Tie Chui whom she was supposed to keep guard over. Then, Sheng Qi finds her, which wouldn't prove as much of a problem... Had it not been for the fact that Jin, who is supposedly on her side, ends up being the disguise for Sheng Qi's brother, the very person Sheng Qi is trying to avenge due to Tian Mi's treachery against him. After that, Tian Yan exposes her plot against Lieshan Hall in front of Tian Hu, who is not happy to hear it.
  • Impossibly-Low Neckline: Her robes hang down from her shoulders and also shows her cleavage.
  • Improbable Weapon User: The end of her pipe can flip down to reveal holes that shoot out needles.
  • Kick the Dog: She gives Ying Bu the medicine for the girl that she promised... But it turns out that not only was the medicine not going to heal her, it was actually designed to worsen her illness. It's only by Zhu Jia's intervention that the girl's life is saved.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has hot pink colored hair.

    Gu Yao 
Gǔ Yāo (Chinese: 骨妖)

From the Chiyou Hall. His martial arts allow him to dislocate and relocate his bones.


  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Dian Qing kills him by pinning his body underneath one of his blades, then grabbing his head and jumping over a supporting beam in the building they were fighting him, stretching his neck until his head snaps off, while you get a shot of his legs flailing wildly from where he's being pinned down. Mei Sanniang and Mu are clearly horrified by the brutal death of their comrade.

    Mei Sanniang 
Méi Sān Niáng (Chinese: 梅三娘)

From the Lieshan Hall. She was originally from the state of Wei. She and Dian Qing studied under the same master and she believes the master is dead.


  • Action Girl: Easily takes down many of the Qin soldiers and goes fights toe-to-toe against Zhongli Mei.
  • Amazonian Beauty: Is the most buff female character in the series, and goes sleeveless on one arm to show off her biceps.
  • Boobs of Steel: Her bust rivals Crimson Snakes, if not bigger, and is capable of being a One-Woman Army.
  • Bowdlerization: When she is first introduced, she had Underboobs, but in the next episode, the animators censored it by giving her an undershirt.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Being a One-Woman Army against a whole arsenal of soldiers.
  • Made of Iron: Her special ability. With it, she's able to walk on top of the spears used in a trap against the Qin army and pushes back Zhongli Mei with her body despite having his weapon right on her throat.
  • One-Woman Army: Fights against a crowd of Qin soldiers alone.

    Jin 
Jīn (Chinese: 金)

A highly skilled older man who is the General Director of the Gonggong Hall. He often wins his battles with anyone.


  • The Dragon: To Tian Hu, along with Tian Ci.
  • The Millstone: Unbeknownst to Tian Hu, along with letting Sheng Qi escape, he also purposely avoided landing a killing blow on Zhongli Mei. As a result, Zhongli Mei was still able to scrape by until he was found by Meng Jiang and saved from the brink of death. His reasons for both his failures are unknown, but it's likely purposeful.

    Ji Bu 
Jì Bù (Chinese: 季布)

A former general of Chu, along with Ying Bu. The two were once comrades, but due to events related to the Chu's downfall, Ying Bu became a criminal who blames Ji Bu for his former soldiers' current conditions while Ji Bu became an infamous thief. It is said that Ji Bu gives a golden petal to his friends, and if they are ever in need of his help, he will drop whatever he is doing to go to their aid.


  • Bishōnen: He is really pretty.
  • Brother-Sister Team: Though the two aren't in the same place, Ji Bu and Hua Ying work together to free Ying Bu and save Lord Changping's daughter.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: Depending on the view angle, he can occasionally look androgynous. Ji Bu actually takes advantage of this fact, disguising himself as his older sister, Hua Ying, to rescue Ying Bu after the latter was captured by the Empire's army.
  • The Faceless: His first couple of appearances always has him standing with his back turned to the characters and to the audience; even in mirror reflections, only his back is shown. This is later averted, however.
  • Gentleman Thief
  • Harmless Lady Disguise: Dresses up as his older sister Hua Ying, a courtesan without combat skills, in order to free Ying Bu.
  • Historical-Domain Character
  • Just Like Robin Hood: What he has become famous for after the Chu state's downfall.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Saves Ying Bu and the little girl's life by knocking Ying Bu unconscious handing over the coveted stone in exchange for the girl, who was taken hostage. It turns out that Ying Bu refused to hand over the stone because he planned on giving it to Tian Mi in exchange for healing the girl, who has an Incurable Cough of Death. Without it, he has no way of getting her to heal the girl, and can do nothing but sit by her side to soothe her.

    Ying Bu 
Yīng Bù (Chinese: 英布)

A former general of Chu who became a criminal after its fall. By the events of Season 5, he has taken to being the guardian of a young girl.


  • Historical-Domain Character: Was a real warlord who would live into the Han Dynasty.
  • Hot-Blooded: Shrugs off his punishment of having his face carved with a laugh.
  • Papa Wolf: Towards the little girl he has in custody.
  • Tattooed Crook: How he was punished by the Qin via tattooing his face for his crimes.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Views his relationship with Ji Bu in this way, although Ji Bu still comes to his "aid" despite coming to blows with him earlier. As it turns out, Ji Bu only foiled his plans to save the girl's life.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Gives this to Ji Bu, after punching him in the face, for letting Zhu Jia have the stone which Ying Bu needed so that Tian Mi had a reason to heal the sick girl he was taking care of.

Flashback Characters

    Jing Ke 
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Jīng Kē (Chinese: 荆轲)

Based off the legendary assassin. The father of Tian Ming, Jing Ke is a goofy man who loves to drink and forms an odd friendship with Gao Jianli.

Voiced by: Sun Ye

    Li Ji 
Lì Jī (Chinese: 丽姬)

Tian Ming's mother and Jing Ke's wife.

Voiced by: Feng Junxi

  • Happily Married: To Jing Ke.
  • Lady of War: During the brief times we do see her, she is seen practicing martial arts with a sword. Whether she is capable of fighting too is left unclear.
  • Post Humous Character: Is already dead prior to the series, how she died specifically is left unclear.
  • Together in Death: However, since Jing Ke is dead, they're together again.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Sports blue hair, in contrast to her yellow outfit.

    Kuang Xiu 
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Kuàng Xiū (Chinese: 旷修)

A famous musician and a close friend of Jing Ke. His most famous song "High Mountains, Flowing Rivers" is hard to replicate and by the time of his passing, has narrowly avoided being lost to history thanks to Gao Jianli preserving it.

Voice by: None

  • Blood from the Mouth: After his final performance in the Qin Execution grounds, knowing that his song has been inherited to someone else.
  • Death by Origin Story: First appears in Gao Jianli's past, also happens to be his last.
  • Facial Markings: Has a red tattoo on his left cheek.
  • Musical Assassin: In the Mobile RPG, he fights with his Gu Qin.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: His face is majorly concealed by his long bangs.
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps: Downplayed, only his left sleeve is torn off a little bit, leaving his shoulder bare.
  • The Speechless: Has no speaking lines, although Jing Ke has quoted the things he said to him before Gao Jianli meets Kuang Xiu in person.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Navy blue hair, his beard is the same shade.

    Ah Gang 
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Ā Gāng (Chinese: 阿纲)

A soldier from the Kingdom of Yan, a close friend of Iron Hammer, looking up to him as a brother.

Voiced by: Zhai Wei

  • Blade on a Stick: Uses one to fight, and also his Weapon of Choice in the mobile RPG.
  • Death by Origin Story: Since Iron Hammer never mentions him in the present and he's the Sole Survivor of the Yang army, it's a Foregone Conclusion for him.
  • Distressed Dude: Twice, first time he, Ah Jing, and Ah Ming were about to be hanged until Iron Hammer shows up to save them. Later, Ah Gang gets taken hostage again by Meng Tian.
  • Failure Is the Only Option: The Yan army was easily losing to the Qin army, Ah Gang gets sent off by Iron Hammer to find reinforcements for the Yan army only to realize that the King has abandoned the country.
  • Famous Last Words:
    Ah Gang: "This war is not for the so-called King. What we've been risking our lives battling for the dignity of the men from the Kingdom of Yan. You taught me that big brother, I understand now. Even though I can't see the day that big brother spoke of. However, you must persist until the end, big brother! That day will come! Because I believe that it will."
  • Go Out with a Smile: Spend the last moments of his life smiling at Iron Hammer.
  • Snow Means Death: The battle where he dies in is a large field covered in snow.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Iron Hammer.

    Xiao Ling 
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Xiǎo Líng (Chinese: 小灵)

The secondary protagonist of Under Luo Sheng Tang, a student of the Five Elements Division who controls water. He meets a nameless girl and tries to be friends with her despite being cold to him.

Voiced by: Li Zhengxiang

Other

    Long ju 
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Lóng Jū (Chinese: 龙且)

A warrior from the Chu Tribe, and Shaoyu's close friend. They were separated and reunited three years later.

Voiced by: Xia Lei

    Gongsun Linglong 
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Gōng Sūn Líng Lóng (Chinese: 公孙玲珑)

A woman who is known to have incredible debating skills. Carries a mask around her and seems to have an attraction to Zhang Liang.

Voiced by: Zhang Anqi

  • Beautiful All Along: Subverted, the Confucius leaders, the guards, Dao Zhi and Pao Ding were all predicting her to be this, turns out she wasn't.
  • Berserk Button: Calling her fat, big, or aunt, Tian Ming happens to call her all three.
  • Butt-Monkey: Get made fun off for her appearance and Zhang Liang does not enjoy being around her.
  • Dramatic Unmask: Played for Laughs, Dao Zhi and Pao Ding were visibly Squicked out by her ugly appearance, two Qin soldiers dropped their lances, a horse shook its head, and the Confucians Fu Nian, Yan Lu, and Zhang Liang stared in silence. Gongsun Ling Long thought they were amazed by her beauty.
  • Gag Boobs: They jiggle.
  • Informed Deformity: Is often commented by other people on how ugly and fat she is.
  • Narcissist: Gongsun Linglong believes that everyone at the Confucius school is stunned by her looks.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Does this to Zhang Liang in the Children Day's special, which obviously makes him uncomfortable.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Is attracted to Zhang Liang and gets excited whenever she sees him in town. He often tries to avoid her, however.

    Han Xin 
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Hán Xìn (Chinese: 韩信)

A mysterious young man that Zhang Liang comes across in Sanghai.

Voiced by: Fan Junhang

    Xiao Li 
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Xiǎo Lí (Chinese: 小黎)

A character exclusive to the movie.

Voiced by: Ji Guanlin

    Hua Ying 
She's the most famous courtesan of the Drunken Dream (Zuimeng) House and seemingly has a connection with the commander-in-chief of the Qin Empire. The Drunken Dream House has always been a part of the Peasant School. She is Ji Bu's older sister, and that's actually one of the reasons why Ji Bu has been keeping in contact with the Drunken Dream House.


  • Brother-Sister Team: In the finale of Season 5, it turns out that she and Ji Bu are siblings. Though the two aren't in the same place, they work together to free Ying Bu and save Lord Changping's daughter.

    Lian Yi 
Hua Yin's younger sister.
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