The Legend of the Condor Heroes (射雕英雄传, Shè Diāo Yīng Xióng Zhuàn, also called "Legend of Eagle-shooting Hero" and "Legend of the Arching Hero") is a 2003 Chinese series starring Li Ya Peng, Zhou Xun, Zhou Jie, and Jiang Qin Qin. It's one of the many, many adaptations of The Legend of the Condor Heroes by Jin Yong. It's also the first in a trilogy of adaptations produced by Zhang Ji Zhong, followed by The Return of the Condor Heroes (2006) and The Heaven Sword and Dragon Sabre (2009).
Two pregnant women escape to foreign lands, where their sons grow up to be very different from each other. Guo Jing is slow-witted and talentless, but manages to rise to a prominent position in the martial arts world. Yang Kang is raised as a Jurchen nobleman and plots with the other Jurchen to conquer the Song Empire. Eventually the two men meet each other — and their love interests, Huang Rong and Mu Nian Ci.
The series can be watched on YouTube with English subtitles.
- Action Girl: Huang Rong. Mu Nian Ci is a downplayed example.
- Historical Domain Character: Genghis Khan is a minor character.
- Wuxia: It's based on one of the most popular wuxia novels.