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    Han Bi Kwang/Hàn Bảo Quân 
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The sixth disciple of Cheon Ma Sin Gun and owner of Flaming Dragon Sabre. His parents was killed by a bear whe he was a child and he was adopted and trained in martial art by Cheon Ma Sin Gun. He rejects the brutal lifestyle and politics of Murim and wants to live a carefree life. His ultimate goal is to find a beautiful woman to settle down and start a family. Unfortunately, fate would have other things in mind for him.

He is currently the Dojon, the master of Flaming Dragon Sabre and leader of Clan of Blade of Sinji.

Tropes associated with Han Bi Kwang

  • Accidental Pervert: Many times.
  • Accidental Marriage: with So-Hyang. Luckily it doesn't stick since she fell in love with his brother Choi Sang-hwe instead.
  • Above the Influence: Yeob Min Cheon trapped him and Dam Hwa Rin in a cave and made them inhale a poison that would make them die...unless they have sex. Dam Hwa Rin lost her consciousness and started acting on her instinct and practically offered herself to him. He somehow managed to resist her advance until help arrived.
  • The Ace: Although he has the potential, it takes quite a while for him to grow into this. At the moment he's probably the most powerful fighter of his generation.
  • All Your Powers Combined: He manages to learn techniques from every opponent he ever fought.
  • Always Save the Girl: Dam Hwa Rin's safety is everything to him, the rest of the world be damned. Later he did get more rational and will analyze the situation before rushing in but her life still takes priority.
  • Anti-Hero: At first. While he's definitely not bad, he only cares about living his own life and not much else. After meeting Dam Hwa Rin he slowly grows into a true Hero.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: He can figure out how advanced martial arts techniques work by seeing them only once, and then perform them perfectly.
  • Ax-Crazy: when his Superpowered Evil Side takes over.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: With Noho when they were trapped in Ho Hyub Gok's tunnel.
  • Badass Adorable: He looks rather cute and goofy most of time.
  • Badass in Distress: He got skewered by Jaha Masin and nearly died. Fortunately Baek Gang, Me Yujin and Dam Hwa Rin saved him.
  • Battle Couple: Averted. Han Bi Kwang and Dam Hwa Rin have never teamed up to fight an opponent, quite strange for a fighting series.
  • Berserk Button: Hurting Dam Hwa Rin and innocent people.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: He has the potential to become the greatest martial artist that ever lives. Too bad he prefer to party or woo women than pay attention to training. After getting his ass kicked for the first time, he decided to get serious and the result is, well, awesome.
  • The Chosen One: The reason why Choen Ma Sin Gun makes him his disciple . Cheon Ma Sin Gun made a bet with Byuk-Ryuk that if a man who can learn Jongpa, Sapa and Neutral Powers techniques appears, Byuk-Ryuk will have to support him. Han Bi Kwang did just that. There might be further reasons but it's unclear at this point.. He is also the master of Flaming Dragon Sabre and destined to fight the ruler of Sinji.
  • Casanova Wannabe: He doesn't have much luck with the ladies, but keep trying anyway.
  • Character Development: Change from a selfish, cowardly hedonist to a confident and righteous martial artists, with a close-knit group of friends and the support from both Sapa and Jongpa.
  • Chivalrous Pervert
  • Combat Pragmatist: He has no qualm using underhand tactics like throwing sand at his opponent's face or goading people into a race to take advantage of his speed.
  • Cowardly Lion: Subverted. His urge to runaway from fight is a mental condition imparted by his father to ensure he never gets involved with martial art.He is able to shake this off later.
  • Determinator: Dude usually takes an insane amount of punishment in his fights and keeps coming back for more.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Disguised in Drag: Did this once to escape from enemy's territory.
  • Dumbass Has a Point: He has shown good insights in many instances.
    • When Noho scolded him for throwing away the Flaming Dragon Blade, he pointed out that no treasure is more valuable than one's own life.
    • He threw Me Yujin's blindfold away and asked her to see the world in her own eyes because her over-reliance on Hyonmu Heavenly Bow hindered her progress.
  • Easily Forgiven: He rarely holds grudge and is able to work with most of his former enemies.
  • Empathic Weapon: Flaming Dragon Sabre. It talks to him frequently, which consists of mostly snarking about what an idiot he is.
  • Fake Memories: His memory of his parents being killed by a bear was implanted by his true father Sword Demon to protect him.
  • Flaming Sword: His trusty Flaming Dragon Sabre.
  • Heroic Second Wind: Many times. It's not a proper fight if Han Bi Kwang doesn't get beaten to a pulp first.
  • Heroic Willpower: Able to resist Flaming Dragon Sabre's control and regain his will.
  • Kill It with Fire: After gaining full control of Flaming Dragon Sabre, he can summon a gigantic fire dragon to incinerate his opponents.
  • Like Father, Like Son: He is very similar to his father Sword Demon in appearance, talents and personality, [[
  • Indy Ploy: Always jump into action without thinking first. Fortunately, the guy is really good at improvising.
  • Instant Expert: He masters techniques that would take normal people years to learn in days.
  • Made of Iron: His endurance is simply unbelievable.
  • Official Couple: with Dam Hwa Rin, which is quite funny since they haven't said they "love" each other even once in the series.
  • The Promise: He vows to protect his "friend" Dam Hwa Rin and help her find her grandfather, going through hell in the process. That's the reason why Dam Hwa Rin falls in love with him: he never backs down from his word, even if his life depends on it.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: He is the Blue Oni to Noho's Red Oni.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: His favorite tactic before his Character Development.
  • Signature Move: Great Heaven's Demon of Destruction, Cursed Dragon Slash, Raging Dragon Descending from Heaven.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: He has one inherited from his father Sword Demon. Cheon Ma Sin Gun said that if he doesn't find a cure for this he eventually goes down the same road as his father.
  • Superpower Lottery: He gets two
    • Ability to perfectly imitate other fighters' techniquie with one look, which is really useful. He managed to copy techniques from every opponent he fought.
    • An innate ability to absorb people's inner enery when come into physical contact, only active when he's in critical condition. he inherites this power from his father Sword Demon.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Several levels. At first he knows jack about fighting and rely on his speed to run away from danger. After learning how to fight proper under Dam Hwa Rin's guidance, he's able to take on members of Six Dragon Gods, defeat a high ranked Sinji swordmen and hold his own against his brother Jin Pung Baek for a short time. As of now, he could trade blows with Jaha Masin, the most powerful martial artist in the world.
  • Tranquil Fury: the look on his face when Jaha Masin seemingly killed Dam Hwa Rin is oozing this.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Before he learned martial art properly, many people noted that his techniques were mediocre but the power is incredible.
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    Dam Hwa Rin/Đàm Hoa Liên 
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The niece of Sword Emperor, she is on a quest to find her grandfather after he suddenly disappeared two years before the story starts. To avoid unnecessary attention due to her beauty, she disguises as a young swordsman. Her weapon is the legendary Ma Ryong Sword or Demon Conquering Sword, a weapon with a dark secret that may lead to her grandfather whereabouts.

Tropes associated with Dam Hwa Rin

  • 24-Hour Armor: She's wearing Demon Face Armor like this to increase her energy.
  • Action Girl
  • Armor of Invincibility: The Demon Face Armor. Too bad the Ma Ryong Sword can pierce through it.
  • Bare Your Midriff: When her clothes get ripped in battle, revealing the Demon Face Armor underneath.
  • Berserk Button: Don't do pervert things around her.
  • Best Her to Bed Her: She promised to marry Jin Phe Wun if he defeated her when they were both children.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She is usually kind and helpful to strangers, but she can also be hot-tempered and violent, especially towards Han Bi Kwang.
  • Bishōnen: In her disguise. The first scene of her is her sitting in an inn, surrounded by a horde of female admirers.
  • Bodyguard Crush: Female on male version. She didn't want to hang out with Han Bi Kwang due to his womanizing way but fear that a man with no martail art skills travelling with an extremely valuable weapon would be easy target, so she decides to stay and protect him. She even says out loud to an acquaintance that she would protect him until her last breath. Aww.
  • Boobs of Steel
  • Break the Cutie: Broke down in tears when it was revealed that the majority of Jang Baek Mountains' martial artists, some of them she has known since birth, had betrayed her grandfather and joined Sinji.
  • Can't Catch Up: She is feeling this way towards Han Bi Kwang,to the point she considers herself a burden to him. It's the desire to protect him and stand as his equal that make her crave power and fall prey to the Ma Ryong Sword.
  • Chick Magnet:
    • When she is her male disguise, which causes her quite a bit of trouble.
    • Dude Magnet: She is noted to be extremely beautiful. As of now, there are four male characters had shown interest in her (Han BI Kwang, Yu Se Ha, Jin Phe Wun and Fung Yeon).
  • Childhood Friend Romance: with Yu Se Ha, but he only cares for her as a little sister.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl
  • Clothing Damage: Her pants got ripped to shreds when fighting the elders of Sanji. Luckily the Demon Face Armor quickly covers the inappropriate part.
  • Damsel in Distress: Currently she is taken captive by Jaha Masin.
  • Double Standard: Abuse, Female on Male: Played for Laughs. She beats up Han Bi Kwang regularly, mostly for "accidentally" touching her or eyeing another girl.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Towards Han Bi Kwang. She is initially dismissive and hostile towards him, but after seeing his better qualities she becomes nicer to him and eventually falls in love with him.
  • Empathic Weapon: Ma Ryong Sword, which is bad because it is an...
  • Evil Weapon: Ma Ryong Sword speaks to the user when they crave power and promises them great power if they let it take over their minds. However, the sword will suck out the life force of the user until he/she dies of exhaustion and crumble to dust/bust to flame. Only the true owner of Ma Ryong Sword can safely use it.
  • Form-Fitting Wardrobe: Demon Face Armor morphs into this when fully awakened.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Dam Hwa Rin stayed behind to fight the elders of Sinji and then Jaha Masin himself so Han Bi Kwang and Co. can escape.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: She feels horribly guilty for not being strong enough to protect Han Bi Kwang and be his equal.
  • Invisible Parents: Her parents are never mentioned in the manhwa.
  • Loves My Alter Ego: Bu Young is in love with her male disguise, leading to lots of wacky misunderstanding.
  • Like an Old Married Couple: She bickered constantly with Han Bi Kwang and generally acted comfortable around him.
  • Master Swordwoman: She's the niece of the Sword Emperor and inherits his talents.
  • Official Couple: with Han Bi Kwang. She haven't admitted it yet.
  • Sweet Polly Oliver
  • Took a Level in Badass: Several levels, though not on the same rate as Han Bi Kwang. At the beginning she's a fairly skilled swordsman that could hold her own against most opponents but certainly not on elite level. After absorbing a Jang Baek Ginshen her inner energy vastly increased that she could fight on par with an elite Sinji fighter. As of now she has fully awakened Demon Face Armor and become one of the strongest fighters in the series.
  • Tsundere: Very much so. She easily gets mad at Han Bi Kwang's antics, but clearly care for him and wishes to remain by his side.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Dam Hwa Rin at the beginning, many people comment that her swordplay is superb but lacking in power. Thanks to Demon Face Armor her inner energy got a massive boost to the point she could hold her own against Jaha Masin for a short time.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Her biggest fear.

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Me Yujin/Mai Du Tần/Diệu Yến

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The last member of Dedo Guild, a minor guild of Jongpa that specializes in archery. She is the bastard child of the master of Dedo Guild and was abused and neglected as a kid. One day she met Sword Emperor who was looking for Hyonmu Heavenly Bow's true master. When the bow suddenly spoke to her, Sword Emperor realized she is his true master and entrusted the bow to her. After Dedo Guild was destroyed, she vowed to avenge her family and tracked down the culprit rumoured to be Cheon Ma Sin Gun's disciple. After meeting Han Bi Kwang and was defeated by him, she started to grow closer to him and become his ally. At the beginning, she always wears a blindfold and relies on her Ki sensing and Hyonmu Heavenly Bow to get around. She ditches the blindfold after her Character Development.

She is currently the Gungjon, the master of Hyonmu Heavenly Bow and leader of Gungjong, the Clan of Bow of Sinji.

Tropes associated with Mei Yujin:

  • Abusive Parents: Her step-mother regularly beats her and mistreats her, and her father is too much of a Henpecked Husband to do anything.
  • Action Girl
  • All of the Other Reindeer: Abused and neglected by her own family for being a illegitimate child.
  • Angst: She didn't hate her family, she wanted to be accepted by them, to become a proper member of Dedo Guild. When she accidentally killed her brother, she lost her chance to reconcile with her family and went away. She didn't want to accept the fact that she killed her brother, so she started to wear a blindfold and let Hyonmu Heavenly Bow show her what to do.
  • Annoying Arrows: Subverted. Jaha Masin hit her on the shoulder with her own arrow, which caused her to bleed out and nearly died.
  • Archer Archetype: Quiet, independent, like to work alone.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Han Bi Kwang is the first person to show her kindness so she's extremely dedicated to him and willing to risk her life for him.
  • Boobs of Steel
  • Character Development: Han Bi Kwang defeated her by seperating Hyonmu Heavenly Bow from her, then removed her blindfold and told her to see the world with her own eyes. She realized that she has been running away from her past and become to dependent on the bow. She learned to accept her mistake and open her eyes for the first time in many years.
  • Empathic Weapon: Hyonmu Heavenly Bow. She considered the bow her only friend, until Han Bi Kwang arrived.
  • Damsel in Distress: She was captured by Eun Seo Woo in a ruse to root out the traitors of Jang Baek Mountain.
  • Homing Projectile: Her energy shot can do this, as Han Bi Kwang found out.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: She can accurately hit multiple targets frome miles away, thanks to her weapon and Ki sensing.
  • Long-Range Fighter: She has very little skills in close combat. Han Bi Kwang demonstrated that without her bow she's practically defenseless.
  • Loyal Phlebotinum: Hyonmu Heavenly Bow only allows Me Yujin to touch it, anyone else who tries will be told to stay the hell away.
  • Guys Smash, Girls Shoot
  • Multishot: She can fire hundreds of energy arrows at the enemies.
  • Rain of Arrows: Of course.
  • Revenge: She vowed to kill the Cheon Ma Sin Gun's disciple responsible for her family's demise. Although they mistreated her and even tried to kill her, they're still the only family she had.
  • Sacred Bow and Arrows: Hyonmu Heavenly Bow.
  • Sibling Murder: When her brother tried to take Hyonmu Heavenly Bow from her, she tried to take it back but got beaten to the ground. She cried and begged him to stay away, only for Hyonmu Heavenly Bow to heed her call and fired back, killing him.
  • Shrinking Violet: When she was small, thanks to the constant barrages of insults from her step-mother and half-brothers.
  • The Woobie

Noho/Tử Hào

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One of Sapa's most notorious fighters, Noho was drawn to Ho Hyub Gok to fight Han Bi Kwang, thinking Kwang was responsible for his brother's death. After surviving the ordeal together, the two men developed a friendly rivalry with each other. After awakening his weapon the Five Spears of Chu Heun, Noho traveled to the Eastern Region, hoping the discover the weapon's origin, where he would become the new Saisung, protector of the Eastern tribes.

As the master of the Five Spears of Chu Heun, he is technically the Chongjon, leader of the Clan of Spear of Sinji.

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