Post by galvatron prime on Jul 24, 2015 6:48:00 GMT
Hello ,i have a question ,who is actually the main and no 1 lead in Demigods and Semidevils ?
In the TVB 1982 version Duan Yu have appear from episode 1 until the end and Ken Tong name come first ahead of Bryan Leung Kar Yan and Xiao Feng i think only only come out after episode 15 ?while in the TVB 1997 version Xiao Feng have appear from episode 1 until the end and Felix Wong name come ahead of Benny Chan ,it also same in the mainland version which Hui Jun name come ahead of Jimmy Lin.
So in the tv or novel ,who is actually the main lead and main focus and who is 2nd lead ,Xiao Feng or Duan Yu?
I think the three sworn brothers - QF, DY and XZ all are importance. It's just that DY first appeared in the novel (also in DGSD 1983), and XZ appeared the last on the novel. But overall, the story is kinda parallel among those three. No one is more important than the others.
i agree with @qin warrior that the story isn't just about XF, though most adaptations do tend to focus more on his story because he fits the tragic hero mode. that's always popular.
i would expand @qin warrior's suggestion that the story is only about the three sworn brothers. i think we should add MRF to the mix to make it a quartet of stories because against the "heroic" nan murong, bei qiaofeng, you have their foils in DY and XZ, respectively. MRF gives his all to revive the kingdom of his ancestors? DY was born the legit heir of Dali, plus he gets all the girls in the end, too. XF works hard to rise up the ladder of power both externally (beggar clan leader) and internally (martial arts and neigong)? XZ stumbles onto leadership and is handed the neigong that an old man spent decades acquiring.
TLBB is obviously a look at buddhism and buddhist concepts. in a strange way, MRF and XF are "suffering", whereas DY and XZ are "enlightenment", if you want to talk opposites. certainly, things are more convoluted than that, and neither MRF nor XF are "evil" or undeserving of half the stuff that happen at them (esp in XF's case, where it seems his loss of control over his own destiny was the work of external forces). but their experiences certainly speak to the shit that is karma and desire and all that. happy-go-lucky DY and XZ seem to have been born with the "right personality/attitude" so as to easily uphold the concept of dharma and such. they are very much anti-heroes (just not in the negative way).
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