Did you know…? Chinese Paladin facts & trivia

Posted by on April 8th, 2011 | Category: Chinese Paladin Drama

Here’s a list of some fun, less known facts about the ‘XianJian QiXia Zhuan’ dramas. Many of these were contributed by members of our XianJian Fan Club. Have something cool you’d like to share? Drop us a comment and we’ll add it to this page (need evidence to support your claim though ;) )

This page will continuously be updated with more fun facts over time. Have fun!

Chinese Paladin

    1. Hu Ge was not originally cast as Li Xiaoyao, but a minor role in the drama. During the audition while trying out different costumes, another actor saw him and loudly exclaimed “Oh, are you here to play the role of Li Xiaoyao?” At that moment, Yao Zhuangxian, the creator of the XianJian game was present and noticed his facial features suited the character. After discussing with the director and producers, they gave the role to him.
    2. An Yixuan (Ady An) was originally cast as Anu, and Liu Pinyan (Esther Liu) played as Lin Yueru. Their roles were eventually switched around, as many criticised Liu Pinyan’s lack of acting experience and felt she wasn’t elegant enough as Lin Yueru.

An Yixuan as Anu and Liu Pinyan as Yueru

Esther Liu as Lin Yueru

Hu Ge and Esther Liu

  1. Among the four leading actors, Liu Pinyan is the youngest. Their average age is only 18.
  2. Hu Ge personally loved playing the game ever since he was young and have always liked the character Li Xiaoyao because he is comical, straightforward and stubborn when it comes to love.
  3. Hu Ge believes the character Zhao Ling’er would be the most ideal girlfriend in real life.
  4. All voices are dubbed by professional voice actors, including the original Mandarin version.
  5. 沈磊 Shen Lei voices both Li Xiaoyao and Xu Changqing (Chinese Paladin 3)
  6. 李晔 Li Ye voices Zhao Ling’er and Qing’er
  7. 冯骏骅 Feng Junhua voices Lin Yueru and Zixuan (Chinese Paladin 3)
  8. 金锋 Jin Feng is the voice actor of both Liu Jinyuan  and the Drunken Sword Immortal.

Chinese Paladin 3

  1. The company of the game did not have any requirements for filming ‘Chinese Paladin 3’ apart from Hu Ge taking part in the series.
  2. The original cast (Liu Yifei, An Yixuan etc) did not participate in Chinese Paladin 3 mainly due to the artiste’s fees increasing drastically since the first series.
  3. Hu Ge was first to be cast, followed by Wallace Huo as Xu Changqing and Lam Chi-chung as Xu Maoshan. The 3 male actors covered for most of the artistes budget.
  4. While filming the kissing scene between Hu Ge and Yang Mi during the zombie saga, Hu Ge accidentally bumped into Yang Mi’s nose which caused her to bleed. Hu Ge was embarrassed during filming and opted for a “fake” kiss instead.
  5. Long Kui’s character seems overly intimate & attached towards Jing Tian, because in the game, Long Kui is one of Jing Tian’s love interest along with Xue Jian. Depending on the player’s choice, Jing Tian can end up with either girl (or both)
  6. The two vegetable tooth “菜牙” Hu Ge had was made by applying green nail polish on this teeth.
  7. Lam Chi-chung actor of Xu Maoshan spoke his lines in Cantonese during filming.
  8. Jing Tian’s self introduction 「景天的景,景天的天」 “Jing Tian’s Jing, Jing Tian’s Tian” is a parody of the game version, where it’s 「風景的景,天空的天」 “Jing as in the scenery. Tian as in the sky”
  9. The line “大雪飄飄路人瞧,雪見見雪樂逍遙” spoken by Jing Tian at the end was written by Hu Ge himself.
  10. Li Xiaoyao’s appearance in Chinese Paladin 3 does not exist in the original. His appearance is mainly for fan service.
  11. Hu Ge dubbed his own voice as Li Xiaoyao in Chinese Paladin 3. Therefore, Xiaoyao’s voice differs from the first series.
  12. In the game, Chong Lou is the final ‘boss’  and main villain, but Xie Jian Xian took his place as the final villain instead.
  13. In the end, Long Kui sacrifices herself to forge the sword. In the game, the player gets to choose either Xue Jian or Long Kui to sacrifice themselves, but to save Jing Tian, not to forge sword.
  14. The names of the main characters are plants (Jing Tian- Sedum, Xue Jian- Common Sage Herb, Long Kui- Solanum nigrum, Xu Changqing-Radix Cynanchi Paniculati, Zixuan – Hemerocallis fulva)

Comments (9)


  1. MingTai says:

    thanks for the info this is a really a cool site ~chinese paladin forever ~~

  2. Brad says:

    Wow. Thank GOD for that casting switch in CP1!!! They definitely made the right choice switching those two around.

    This is really interesting! Hope you add to it!

    • haha I felt the same about CP1…lol!

      • kin says:

        thanks for the info. this is a very cool site . i have fun reading all the stuff here..

        about CP1 characters switch. i am glad hu ge play LXY. and ady play yue ru

        i can’t imagine how it will turn out if liu pinyan play yue ru. she is very annoying in CP1 as Anu already. Anu character is ok in the game.. so i think it just liu pinyan’s acting is really suck.. no offense.. everytime i rewatch CP1 i will skip her part

  3. Trish says:

    I can’t seem to remember when did Li Xiao Yao appear in Chinese Paladin 3??? Can someone please enlighten me what episode was that.

    • *contains spoilers*

      Li Xiaoyao appears in the first episode as the mysterious man who snatches Jing Tian’s jade pendant from him and tells him he’s the world’s savior.

      He later appears in one of the final episodes where he finally shows his face.

  4. Linda says:

    Hello there! I came across your website while searching about news on 2021’s remake of Chinese Paladin. Just wanted to share with you that under this page, at the last point, you accidentally took out the “plant name” of Zixuan:

    The names of the main characters are plants (Jing Tian- Sedum, Xue Jian- Common Sage Herb, Long Kui- Solanum nigrum, Xu Changqing-Radix Cynanchi Paniculati, Zixuan)

    I have searched, and according to this wikipedia page (https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E8%90%B1%E8%8D%89), Zixuan is “Hemerocallis fulva”.

    But most importantly, I wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed finding out so many facts & trivia about my favourite drama! Thank you!

    I also hope you are doing well in these challenging times due to the pandemic.

    • Aww thank you so much Linda. I’m glad you’re enjoying the content on this website :) And of course, thanks for letting me know! i’ll have that added in heehe. whoops!

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