Some people prefer Xi Yao while others choose Xue Jian. Who is better then? Aside from both characters being portrayed by Yang Mi and the fact that Yang Mi portrayed the characters so well, convincing us that they were actually portrayed by two different people, what else is there? No one could shed off the fact that if there was no Xi Yao, there would be no Xue Jian. However, who did Fei Peng/ Jing Tian love more?
I think it was like what Hu Ge said regarding Fei Peng and Xi Yao. The relationship between them was not considered love. At least not like that. It was more Xi Yao’s one-sided love while Fei Peng’s heart lied somewhere else. He needed Xi Yao to cheer him on and support his belief. There was also this loneliness that he couldn’t stand, considering how every other god or goddess would only care for their own safety and/or well being OR would be jealous of his talents that he couldn’t find a friend among them. He also craved for someone who could match up to his level like Chong Lou. He treated Xi Yao like a good friend who he could share his feelings with. That was also why he felt responsible for causing her punishment along with his when he abandoned his duties and caused the worst for the Heavenly realm. He didn’t want to pull her into the conflict.
With Xue Jian, there was much more. Though Fei Peng had already reincarnated several lives and had become Jing Tian, his love with Xue Jian was more genuine. It consisted of constant teasing, arguments, and much more. Both sides were tugging and pulling. They were considered ‘guan jia’.
Xi Yao was gentle and calm. She was very peace-loving. Perhaps she cherished every moment of peace because it would mean the free time she could spend with Fei Peng. Xue Jian was very lively and would love a good adventure more than anything. However, that didn’t mean superior over one or another. Just because Xi Yao had prettier clothes than Xue Jian (or one might think) didn’t make the other less important.
Who had a stronger effect on Fei Peng/ Jing Tian? Of course Xue Jian. A good example would be the battle between Fei Peng/ Jing Tian and Chong Lou. The one when Jing Tian was posing as Fei Peng to meet with Xi Yao. When Xue Jian jumped in to make comments regarding how Jing Tian couldn’t match up with Chang Qing, Jing Tian tried even harder to prove his strength. Then Xue Jian went even further by praising that Chong Lou was handsome and powerful, causing Jing Tian to become even stronger than before. It was not only because he had forgotten his past life as Fei Peng that made Xue Jian had an advantage. But it was because his and Xi Yao’s relationship wasn’t as strong as his and Xue Jian’s.
It’s not that I’m siding with Jing Tian and Xue Jian because they were more fun to watch or would I consider Fei Peng and Xi Yao boring. I’m far more patient than that and if Fei Peng and Xi Yao’s love was not so one-sided, I would like their story also.
The saddest part out of Jing Tian and Xue Jian’s story was knowing that Jing Tian would die soon. Though the ending was left off to spare us from watching the tragic separation, it was so heartbreaking upon hearing Jing Tian yelled out that he did not want to leave. He wasn’t only answering to Xue Jian’s jokes. But he was also expressing his feelings toward leaving the world behind and more importantly, leaving Xue Jian. Though she did not know, it left him the last bit of reassurance that she could still live in happiness for the time being. (Hu Ge sure know how to make one cry here. He managed to bring out Jing Tian’s emotions really well.) I think though Jing Tian and Xue Jian got to live with one another, they were more pitiful than Chang Qing and Zi Xuan since Chang Qing and Zi Xuan got to spend more time together before the separation. Jing Tian and Xue Jian would eventually lose each other forever.
All aside from those conflicts, I must say that Hu Ge and Yang Mi have very good chemistry, and watching them was really addicting–regardless if they were Fei Peng and Xi Yao or Jing Tian and Xue Jian.
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