List of The Return of the Condor Heroes characters
The Condor (traditional Chinese: 神鵰; simplified Chinese: 神雕; Mandarin Pinyin: Shén Diāo; Jyutping: San4 Diu1) is a giant eagle-like creature living alone in a valley. Its former companion was Dugu Qiubai. After roaming the land in search for someone to rival his great swordplay skills, Dugu came to a cave near a forest and lived there as a hermit. Many years after his death the Condor encounters Yang Guo by chance during a fight with a giant serpent.
Yang learns from the Condor the swordplay techniques of Dugu Qiubai. As he has lost his right arm, Yang trains relentlessly with his single arm to wield Dugu Qiubai's Heavy Iron Sword (玄鐵重劍). Eventually, after attaining a high level of accomplishment in martial arts, he ventures out with the Condor in search of Xiaolongnü.
- Yang Guo (traditional Chinese: 楊過; simplified Chinese: 杨过; Mandarin Pinyin: Yáng Guò; Jyutping: Joeng4 Gwo3)
- Xiaolongnü (traditional Chinese: 小龍女; simplified Chinese: 小龙女; Mandarin Pinyin: Xiǎolóngnǚ; Jyutping: Siu2-lung4-neoi5; literally "Little Dragon Maiden")
Guo family and associates
- Huang Rong (traditional Chinese: 黃蓉; simplified Chinese: 黄蓉; Mandarin Pinyin: Huáng Róng; Jyutping: Wong4 Jung4)
- Guo Fu (Chinese: 郭芙; Mandarin Pinyin: Guō Fú; Jyutping: Gwok3 Fu4) is Guo Jing and Huang Rong's elder daughter. Though beautiful and attractive in appearance, she is spoiled by her parents and behaves insolently. She has been unfriendly towards Yang Guo since childhood, and later slices off his arm with a sword in a heated quarrel.
- Guo Xiang (Chinese: 郭襄; Mandarin Pinyin: Guō Xiāng; Jyutping: Gwok3 Soeng1) is Guo Jing and Huang Rong's younger daughter. When she was a newborn baby, she was abducted by Li Mochou but was later saved by Yang Guo, whom she has a crush on when she grows up. She is nicknamed "Little Eastern Heretic" (traditional Chinese: 小東邪; simplified Chinese: 小东邪; pinyin: Xiǎo Dōng Xié) after her maternal grandfather "Eastern Heretic" Huang Yaoshi.
- Guo Polu (traditional Chinese: 郭破虜; simplified Chinese: 郭破虏; Mandarin Pinyin: Guō Pòlǔ; Jyutping: Gwok3 Po3-lou5) is Guo Xiang's twin brother. The sequel, The Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber, revealed that 14 years after the events of The Return of the Condor Heroes, he died with the rest of his family (except Guo Xiang) when the city of Xiangyang fell to the Mongol invaders.
- Wu Dunru (Chinese: 武敦儒; Mandarin Pinyin: Wǔ Dūnrú; Jyutping: Mou5 Deon1-jyu4) and Wu Xiuwen (Chinese: 武修文; Mandarin Pinyin: Wǔ Xiūwén; Jyutping: Mou5 Sau1-man4) are Wu Santong's sons. Li Mochou caused their mother's death and their father went berserk and disappeared after that. The brothers were raised by Guo Jing and Huang Rong and taught martial arts. Both of them have a crush on Guo Fu and almost fought each other to the death to win her love, but the dispute is resolved by Yang Guo. They marry Yelü Yan and Wanyan Ping respectively, and are said to be expecting children with their wives near the end of the novel.
- Yelü Qi (traditional Chinese: 耶律齊; simplified Chinese: 耶律齐; Mandarin Pinyin: Yēlǜ Qí; Jyutping: Je4-leot6 Cai4) is Zhou Botong's secret apprentice. He is a son of Yelü Chucai and a descendant of the Liao royal family. He marries Guo Fu and succeeds Lu Youjiao as the chief of the Beggars' Sect.
- Yelü Yan (Chinese: 耶律燕; Mandarin Pinyin: Yēlǜ Yàn; Jyutping: Je4-leot6 Jin3) is Yelü Qi's younger sister. She marries Wu Dunru.
- Wanyan Ping (traditional Chinese: 完顏萍; simplified Chinese: 完颜萍; Mandarin Pinyin: Wányán Píng; Jyutping: Jyun4-ngaan4 Ping4) is a descendant of the Jin royal family. Her parents died when the Jin Empire was conquered by the Mongols and she swears vengeance on Yelü Chucai, whom she blames for her losses. She fails to assassinate him and loses to his children in a fight. She eventually reconciles with the Yelüs and marries Wu Xiuwen.
- Huang Yaoshi (traditional Chinese: 黃藥師; simplified Chinese: 黄药师; Mandarin Pinyin: Huáng Yàoshī; Jyutping: Wong4 Joek6-si1)
- Ouyang Feng (traditional Chinese: 歐陽鋒; simplified Chinese: 欧阳锋; Mandarin Pinyin: Ōuyáng Fēng; Jyutping: Au1-joeng4 Fung1)
- Reverend Yideng (traditional Chinese: 一燈大師; simplified Chinese: 一灯大师; Mandarin Pinyin: Yīdēng Dàshī; Jyutping: Jat1-dang1 Daai6-si1)
- Jinlun Guoshi (traditional Chinese: 金輪國師; simplified Chinese: 金轮国师; Mandarin Pinyin: Jīnlún Guóshī; Jyutping: Gam1-leon4 Gwok3-si1; literally "Golden Wheel Royal Advisor") is one of the key antagonists of the novel. Originally a Tibetan lama, he was appointed as Royal Advisor of Mongolia and he represents the Mongols in challenging the Han Chinese wulin (martial artists' community). He is defeated by Yang Guo in a battle at Xiangyang and dies after a pillar collapses on him. He is known as Jinlun Fawang (traditional Chinese: 金輪法王; simplified Chinese: 金轮法王; Mandarin Pinyin: Jīnlún Fǎwáng; Jyutping: Gam1-leon4 Faat3-wong4; literally "Golden Wheel Guardian King") in earlier editions of the novel.
- Huodu (Chinese: 霍都; Mandarin Pinyin: Huòdū; Jyutping: Fok3-dou1) is a Mongol prince and Jinlun's third student. A cunning and witty person, he is not very loyal to his teacher and would be the first to escape and abandon his teacher in dangerous situations. He disguises himself as a beggar called He Shiwo (traditional Chinese: 何師我; simplified Chinese: 何师我; Mandarin Pinyin: Hé Shīwǒ; Jyutping: Ho4 Si1-ngo5) and attempts to take control of the Beggars' Sect, but is exposed by Yang Guo and eventually killed by Da'erba.
- Da'erba (traditional Chinese: 達爾巴; simplified Chinese: 达尔巴; Mandarin Pinyin: Dá'ěrbā; Jyutping: Daat6-ji5-baa1) is a Tibetan monk and Jinlun's second disciple. In contrast with Huodu, he is honest and loyal towards his teacher, but very slow witted. He surrenders to Yang Guo and helps the latter eliminate Huodu.
- Möngke (Chinese: 蒙哥; Mandarin Pinyin: Ménggē; Jyutping: Mung4-go1) is the Mongol ruler who personally leads his army to attack Xiangyang. He is slain by Yang Guo in the final battle.
- Kublai (Chinese: 忽必烈; Mandarin Pinyin: Hūbìliè; Jyutping: Fat1-bit1-lit6) is Möngke's younger brother. He is one of the commanders of the Mongol army attacking Xiangyang.
- Yelü Chucai (Chinese: 耶律楚才; Mandarin Pinyin: Yēlǜ Chǔcái; Jyutping: Je4-leot6 Co2-coi4) is the Mongol Empire's prime minister and a descendant of the Liao royal family.
- Yelü Jin (traditional Chinese: 耶律晉; simplified Chinese: 耶律晋; Mandarin Pinyin: Yēlǜ Jìn; Jyutping: Je4-leot6 Zeon3) is Yelü Chucai's elder son.
- Xiaoxiangzi (traditional Chinese: 瀟湘子; simplified Chinese: 潇湘子; Mandarin Pinyin: Xiāoxiāngzǐ; Jyutping: Siu1-soeng1-zi2) is a martial artist from Xiangxi. He steals the Nine Yang Manual from Shaolin Monastery with Yinkexi and hide it inside the stomach of a white gorilla. They become suspicious and kill each other eventually.
- Yinkexi (Chinese: 尹克西; Mandarin Pinyin: Yǐnkèxī; Jyutping: Wan5-hak1-sai1) is a merchant from Persia.
- Nimoxing (Chinese: 尼摩星; Mandarin Pinyin: Nímóxīng; Jyutping: Nei4-mo1-sing1) is a martial artist from India. He has his legs amputated after falling into a trap set by Yang Guo using Li Mochou's poison needles. He is slain by Yang Guo in Xiangyang 16 years later.
- Ma Guangzuo (Chinese: 麻光佐; Mandarin Pinyin: Má Guāngzuǒ; Jyutping: Maa4 Gwong1-zo3) is a martial artist from Xinjiang. Yang Guo persuades him to leave the Mongols.
- Gongsun Zhi (traditional Chinese: 公孫止; simplified Chinese: 公孙止; Mandarin Pinyin: Gōngsūn Zhǐ; Jyutping: Gung1-syun1 Zi2) is the master of Passionless Valley (絕情谷). Although he appears extraordinary, noble and gentlemanly, he is in fact cold-hearted, ruthless and lecherous. He is skilled in martial arts and wields a pair of blades in combat. He attempts to force Xiaolongnü to marry him but fails and his true colours are revealed when his wife returns. He is blinded in one eye and forced to flee from the valley. He returns later to take revenge on his wife and plunges to his death together with her eventually.
- Qiu Qianchi (Chinese: 裘千尺; Mandarin Pinyin: Qiú Qiānchǐ; Jyutping: Kau4 Cin1-cek3) is Qiu Qianren's younger sister and Gongsun Zhi's wife. An insolent and domineering woman, she gradually falls out of her husband's favour, and he breaks her limbs and casts her into an underground pit, and she was assumed to be dead. She masters a skill to overcome her disability while struggling to survive, allowing her to use her inner energy to suck distant objects into her mouth and fire them as projectiles towards enemies with extreme force and accuracy.
- Gongsun Lü'e (traditional Chinese: 公孫綠萼; simplified Chinese: 公孙绿萼; Mandarin Pinyin: Gōngsūn Lǜ'è; Jyutping: Gung1-syun1 Luk6-ngok6) is Gongsun Zhi and Qiu Qianchi's daughter. Unlike her parents, she is kind-hearted and compassionate. She has a crush on Yang Guo and eventually sacrifices herself to help him.
- Fan Yiweng (Chinese: 樊一翁; Mandarin Pinyin: Fán Yīwēng; Jyutping: Faan4 Jat1-jung1) is Gongsun Zhi's oldest disciple. He has a long white beard and becomes the "Long Bearded Ghost" later.
- Rou'er (traditional Chinese: 柔兒; simplified Chinese: 柔儿; Mandarin Pinyin: Róu'ér; Jyutping: Jau4-ji4) was a servant girl whom Gongsun Zhi fell in love with. Qiu Qianchi discovered their illicit relationship and forced her husband to kill Rou'er.
Ancient Tomb Sect
- Li Mochou (Chinese: 李莫愁; Mandarin Pinyin: Lǐ Mòchóu; Jyutping: Lei5 Mok6-sau4), nicknamed "Red Fairy" (traditional Chinese: 赤練仙子; simplified Chinese: 赤练仙子; Mandarin Pinyin: Chìliàn Xiānzǐ; Jyutping: Cek3-lin6 Sin1-zi2), is Xiaolongnü's senior. She was more powerful in martial arts than her junior at the start of the novel. Although she is beautiful in appearance, she morphs into a vicious killer after her lover betrayed her. However, she appears as a motherly figure to the baby Guo Xiang, whom she kidnaps from her parents. She is seen trying to take the Jade Maiden Sutra from Xiaolongnü on several occasions at the beginning of the novel, but has never been successful. She commits suicide by throwing herself into the fire in Passionless Valley.
- Lin Chaoying (Chinese: 林朝英; Mandarin Pinyin: Lín Cháoyīng; Jyutping: Lam4 Ciu4-jing1) was the sect's founder. She was both a rival and lover of Wang Chongyang, and equalled him in martial arts prowess.
- Granny Sun (traditional Chinese: 孫婆婆; simplified Chinese: 孙婆婆; Mandarin Pinyin: Sūn Pópó; Jyutping: Syun1 Po4-po4) is an old woman who lives with Xiaolongnü in the Ancient Tomb. She saves Yang Guo from the bullies at Quanzhen Sect and wants to help him fend off the priests. She is accidentally killed by Hao Datong during the scuffle. Before her death, she makes Xiaolongnü promise her to take care of Yang for the rest of his life.
- Hong Lingbo (Chinese: 洪凌波; Mandarin Pinyin: Hóng Língbō; Jyutping: Hung4 Ling4-bo1) is Li Mochou's apprentice. She is rather sympathetic to Lu Wushuang, who was Li's slave then. She is used as a cushion by her teacher to escape from the love flowers and dies after being pricked by the poisonous flowers.
- Cheng Ying (Chinese: 程英; Mandarin Pinyin: Chéng Yīng; Jyutping: Cing4 Jing1) is Lu Liding's niece and Lu Wushuang's cousin. Her uncle and his family were killed by Li Mochou. She is saved by Huang Yaoshi and becomes his student. She has a crush on Yang Guo but becomes his sworn sister eventually.
- Lu Wushuang (traditional Chinese: 陸無雙; simplified Chinese: 陆无双; Mandarin Pinyin: Lù Wúshuāng; Jyutping: Luk6 Mou4-soeng1) is Lu Liding's daughter and Cheng Ying's cousin. She was abducted in her childhood by Li Mochou, who killed her family. Li crippled her and made her a slave. She escapes later and meets Yang Guo. She also has a crush on Yang but becomes his sworn sister eventually.
- Lu Zhanyuan (traditional Chinese: 陸展元; simplified Chinese: 陆展元; Mandarin Pinyin: Lù Zhǎnyuán; Jyutping: Luk6 Zin2-jyun4) was Li Mochou's former lover. He reneged his promise and married He Yuanjun instead.
- He Yuanjun (Chinese: 何沅君; Mandarin Pinyin: Hé Yuánjūn; Jyutping: Ho4 Jyun4-gwan1) was Lu Zhanyuan's wife.
- Lu Liding (traditional Chinese: 陸立鼎; simplified Chinese: 陆立鼎; Mandarin Pinyin: Lù Lìdǐng; Jyutping: Luk6 Lap6-ding2) is Lu Zhanyuan's younger brother. He and his family are murdered by Li Mochou at the start of the novel.
- The "Seven Immortals of Quanzhen" (Chinese: 全真七子; Mandarin Pinyin: Quánzhēn Qī Zǐ; Jyutping: Cyun4-zan1 Cat1 Zi2) are the seven students of Wang Chongyang. They lead the sect after their teacher's death. One of them, Tan Chuduan (traditional Chinese: 譚處端; simplified Chinese: 谭处端; Mandarin Pinyin: Tán Chǔduān; Jyutping: Taam4 Cyu2-dyun1), was killed by Ouyang Feng in the first novel. The other six are:
- Ma Yu (traditional Chinese: 馬鈺; simplified Chinese: 马钰; Mandarin Pinyin: Mǎ Yù; Jyutping: Maa5 Juk6), Taoist name Danyangzi (traditional Chinese: 丹陽子; simplified Chinese: 丹阳子; Mandarin Pinyin: Dānyángzǐ; Jyutping: Daan1-joeng4-zi2).
- Liu Chuxuan (traditional Chinese: 劉處玄; simplified Chinese: 刘处玄; Mandarin Pinyin: Liú Chǔxuán; Jyutping: Lau4 Cyu2-jyun4), Taoist name Changshengzi (traditional Chinese: 長生子; simplified Chinese: 长生子; Mandarin Pinyin: Chángshēngzǐ; Jyutping: Coeng4-sang1-zi2).
- Qiu Chuji (traditional Chinese: 丘處機; simplified Chinese: 丘处机; Mandarin Pinyin: Qiū Chǔjī; Jyutping: Jau1 Cyu2-gei1), Taoist name Changchunzi (traditional Chinese: 長春子; simplified Chinese: 长春子; Mandarin Pinyin: Chángchūnzǐ; Jyutping: Coeng4-ceon1-zi2).
- Wang Chuyi (traditional Chinese: 王處一; simplified Chinese: 王处一; Mandarin Pinyin: Wáng Chǔyī; Jyutping: Wong4 Cyu2-jat1), Taoist name Yuyangzi (traditional Chinese: 玉陽子; simplified Chinese: 玉阳子; Mandarin Pinyin: Yùyángzǐ; Jyutping: Juk6-joeng4-zi2).
- Hao Datong (Chinese: 郝大通; Mandarin Pinyin: Hǎo Dàtōng; Jyutping: Gok3 Daai6-tung1), Taoist name Guangningzi (traditional Chinese: 廣寧子; simplified Chinese: 广宁子; Mandarin Pinyin: Guǎngníngzǐ; Jyutping: Gwong2-ning4-zi2).
- Sun Bu'er (traditional Chinese: 孫不二; simplified Chinese: 孙不二; Mandarin Pinyin: Sūn Bù'èr; Jyutping: Syun1 Bat1-ji6), Taoist name Qingjing Sanren (traditional Chinese: 清靜散人; simplified Chinese: 清静散人; Mandarin Pinyin: Qīngjìng Sǎnrén; Jyutping: Cing1-zing6 Saan2-jan4).
- Zhao Zhijing (traditional Chinese: 趙志敬; simplified Chinese: 赵志敬; Mandarin Pinyin: Zhào Zhìjìng; Jyutping: Ziu6 Zi3-ging3) is the most senior of all Quanzhen students. He was Yang Guo's master when the latter was in Quanzhen. He dislikes the boy and does not teach him any practical martial arts, and allows his students to bully Yang. Later in the novel, he collaborates with the Mongols to seize the leadership position of his sect, but his plans are foiled and he is killed by Xiaolongnü's jade bees.
- Zhen Zhibing (Chinese: 甄志丙; Mandarin Pinyin: Zhēn Zhìbǐng; Jyutping: Jan1 Zi3-bing2) is a senior student of Quanzhen. He has a crush on Xiaolongnü and is unable to restrain himself and blindfolds and rapes Xiaolongnü when the latter was immobilised by Ouyang Feng. Xiaolongnü is unaware that Zhen was the one who raped her and she wrongly accused Yang Guo until the truth is revealed several years later. He sacrifices himself to save Xiaolongnü from death. He was called Yin Zhiping (Chinese: 尹志平; Mandarin Pinyin: Yǐn Zhìpíng; Jyutping: Wan5 Zi3-ping4) in earlier editions. The amendment is due to Jin Yong's reluctance to vilify Yin Zhiping, whose historical namesake is a notable Taoist.
Kingdom of Dali
- Liu Ying (traditional Chinese: 劉瑛; simplified Chinese: 刘瑛; Mandarin Pinyin: Liú Yīng; Jyutping: Lau4-jing1), also known as Yinggu (Chinese: 瑛姑; Mandarin Pinyin: Yīnggū; Jyutping: Jing1-gu1; literally "Aunt Ying"), is nicknamed "Divine Mathematician" (Chinese: 神算子; Mandarin Pinyin: Shénsuànzǐ; Jyutping: San4-syun3-zi2). She was originally Duan Zhixing's concubine and had an affair with Zhou Botong. She leads a reclusive life in the Black Swamp with only a pair of Nine Tailed Divine Foxes (九尾靈狐) to keep her company.
- Reverend Yideng's disciples:
- Chu Dongshan (traditional Chinese: 褚東山; simplified Chinese: 褚东山; Mandarin Pinyin: Chǔ Dōngshān; Jyutping: Cyu2 Dung1-saan1), nicknamed "Diancang Yuyin" (traditional Chinese: 點蒼漁隱; simplified Chinese: 点苍渔隐; Mandarin Pinyin: Diǎncāng Yúyǐn; Jyutping: Dim2-cong1 Jyu4-jan2).
- Zhang Shaoshou (traditional Chinese: 張少守; simplified Chinese: 张少守; Mandarin Pinyin: Zhāng Shàoshǒu; Jyutping: Zoeng1 Siu2-sau2)
- Wu Santong (Chinese: 武三通; Mandarin Pinyin: Wǔ Sāntōng; Jyutping: Mou5 Saam1-tung1) is the father of the Wu brothers. He went mad and disappeared when his wife sacrificed herself to save him after he was poisoned by Li Mochou. He only appears again several years later when his boys have grown up.
- Zhu Ziliu (Chinese: 朱子柳; Mandarin Pinyin: Zhū Zǐliǔ; Jyutping: Zyu1 Zi2-lau5). He participates in the martial arts contest at Dasheng Pass, and later appears to help the protagonists in defending Xiangyang from the Mongol army.
- Wu Sanniang (Chinese: 武三娘; Mandarin Pinyin: Wǔ Sānniáng; Jyutping: Mou5 Saam1-noeng4) was Wu Santong's wife and the mother of the Wu brothers. Her husband was injured and poisoned by Li Mochou, and she saved his life by sucking out the venom from his wound. However, she died from poisoning and Wu Santong was so traumatised that he went berserk and disappeared for many years, only to return when his sons have grown up.
Peach Blossom Island
- Ke Zhen'e (traditional Chinese: 柯鎮惡; simplified Chinese: 柯镇恶; Mandarin Pinyin: Kē Zhèn'è; Jyutping: O1 Zan3-ngok3) is the sole survivor of the "Seven Freaks of Jiangnan" from the first novel. He lives with the Guos and is regarded as an elder in the family. Despite holding a grudge against Yang Guo's father for the deaths of his fellows, he treats the boy like the rest of the Guo children. Years later, he relates the story of Yang Kang to Yang Guo at the Temple of the Iron Spear. He admires Yang Guo for his chivalry, and is also grateful to Yang for saving his life from Sha Tongtian and company. He forgives Yang Guo's father and promises to help Yang reconstruct his father's tomb.
- Shagu (Chinese: 傻姑; Mandarin Pinyin: Shǎgū; Jyutping: So4-gu1; literally "foolish girl") is the orphaned daughter of Qu Lingfeng. She was taken into Huang Yaoshi's care and became his student. Upon learning that she was present at the scene of his father's death, Yang Guo attempts to force her to tell him the details about the incident. However, her ambiguous and unclear answers cause Yang to mistakenly believe that Guo Jing and Huang Rong murdered his father.
- Feng Mofeng (traditional Chinese: 馮默風; simplified Chinese: 冯默风; Mandarin Pinyin: Féng Mòfēng; Jyutping: Fung4 Mak6-fung1) is a former student of Huang Yaoshi, and the sole surviving one of Huang's original six disciples (the others were either killed or died of natural causes). He was maimed and banished from Peach Blossom Island by his teacher in anger when his seniors Chen Xuanfeng and Mei Chaofeng betrayed their teacher. He becomes a blacksmith after leaving the island and he still respects Huang Yaoshi. He sacrifices himself to buy time for Guo Jing and Yang Guo to escape from the Mongol camp.
- Jueyuan (traditional Chinese: 覺遠; simplified Chinese: 觉远; Mandarin Pinyin: Juéyuǎn; Jyutping: Gok3-jyun5) is the librarian of Shaolin. He was forbidden to practise martial arts but he builds up immense inner energy after reading the Nine Yang Manual.
- Zhang Junbao (traditional Chinese: 張君寶; simplified Chinese: 张君宝; Mandarin Pinyin: Zhāng Jūnbǎo; Jyutping: Zoeng1 Gwan1-bou2) is Jueyuan's apprentice. He renames himself Zhang Sanfeng (traditional Chinese: 張三丰; simplified Chinese: 张三丰; Mandarin Pinyin: Zhāng Sānfēng; Jyutping: Zoeng1 Saam1-fung1) later and founds the Wudang Sect. He memorises part of the Nine Yang Manual from his teacher.
- Tianming (traditional Chinese: 天鳴; simplified Chinese: 天鸣; Mandarin Pinyin: Tiānmíng; Jyutping: Tin1-ming4) is the abbot of Shaolin.
- Wuse (traditional Chinese: 無色; simplified Chinese: 无色; Mandarin Pinyin: Wúsè; Jyutping: Mou4-sik1) is the head of the Arhat Hall.
- Wuxiang (traditional Chinese: 無相; simplified Chinese: 无相; Mandarin Pinyin: Wúxiàng; Jyutping: Mou4-soeng3) is the head of the Bodhidharma Hall.
Guo Xiang's friends
- The "Ghosts of the Western Mountain Cave" (Chinese: 西山一窟鬼; Mandarin Pinyin: Xīshān Yī Kū Guǐ; Jyutping: Sai1 Saan1 Jat1 Fat1 Gwai2) are a group of martial artists who dress up as phantoms and ghosts to scare people. They befriend Guo Xiang and become Yang Guo's allies. Some of them are:
- Long Bearded Ghost (traditional Chinese: 長鬚鬼; simplified Chinese: 长须鬼; Mandarin Pinyin: Cháng Xū Guǐ; Jyutping: Coeng4 Sou1 Gwai2) was Gongsun Zhi's eldest disciple Fan Yiweng. He is killed by Jinlun Guoshi.
- Big Headed Ghost (traditional Chinese: 大頭鬼; simplified Chinese: 大头鬼; Mandarin Pinyin: Dà Tóu Guǐ; Jyutping: Daai6 Tau4 Gwai2) is killed by Jinlun Guoshi.
- Hanged Ghost (Chinese: 吊死鬼; Mandarin Pinyin: Diào Sǐ Guǐ; Jyutping: Diu3 Sei2 Gwai2)
- Life Taking Ghost (Chinese: 催命鬼; Mandarin Pinyin: Cuī Mìng Guǐ; Jyutping: Ceoi1 Ming6 Gwai2)
- Impermanence Ghost (traditional Chinese: 無常鬼; simplified Chinese: 无常鬼; Mandarin Pinyin: Wú Cháng Guǐ; Jyutping: Mou5 Soeng4 Gwai2)
- Debt Collecting Ghost (traditional Chinese: 討債鬼; simplified Chinese: 讨债鬼; Mandarin Pinyin: Tǎo Zhài Guǐ; Jyutping: Tou2 Zaai3 Gwai2)
- Fearsome Ghost (Chinese: 煞神鬼; Mandarin Pinyin: Shà Shén Guǐ; Jyutping: Saat3 San4 Gwai2)
- Death Ghost (traditional Chinese: 喪門鬼; simplified Chinese: 丧门鬼; Mandarin Pinyin: Sàng Mén Guǐ; Jyutping: Song3 Mun4 Gwai2)
- Pretty Ghost (Chinese: 俏鬼; Mandarin Pinyin: Qiào Guǐ; Jyutping: Ciu3 Gwai2)
- Smiling Ghost (traditional Chinese: 笑臉鬼; simplified Chinese: 笑脸鬼; Mandarin Pinyin: Xiào Liǎn Guǐ; Jyutping: Siu3 Lim5 Gwai2)
- The five Shi brothers live in Ten Thousand Beasts Mountain Manor (萬獸山莊). They are known for their abilities to tame all kinds of wild beasts. They befriend Guo Xiang and become Yang Guo's allies. The five are:
- Shi Bowei (Chinese: 史伯威; Mandarin Pinyin: Shǐ Bówēi; Jyutping: Si2 Baak3-wai1), nicknamed "Mountain King with a White Forehead" (traditional Chinese: 白額山君; simplified Chinese: 白额山君; Mandarin Pinyin: Bái É Shān Jūn; Jyutping: Baak6 Ngaak6 Saan1 Gwan1).
- Shi Zhongmeng (Chinese: 史仲猛; Mandarin Pinyin: Shǐ Zhòngměng; Jyutping: Si2 Zung6-maang5), nicknamed "Guanjianzi" (traditional Chinese: 管見子; simplified Chinese: 管见子; Mandarin Pinyin: Guǎnjiànzǐ; Jyutping: Gun2-gin3-zi2).
- Shi Shugang (traditional Chinese: 史叔剛; simplified Chinese: 史叔刚; Mandarin Pinyin: Shǐ Shūgāng; Jyutping: Si2 Suk1-gong1), nicknamed "Golden Armoured Lion King" (traditional Chinese: 金甲獅王; simplified Chinese: 金甲狮王; Mandarin Pinyin: Jīn Jiǎ Shī Wáng; Jyutping: Gam1 Gaap3 Si1 Wong4).
- Shi Jiqiang (traditional Chinese: 史季強; simplified Chinese: 史季强; Mandarin Pinyin: Shǐ Jìqiáng; Jyutping: Si2 Gwai3-koeng4), nicknamed "God of Great Strength" (Chinese: 大力神; Mandarin Pinyin: Dà Lì Shén; Jyutping: Daai6 Lik6 San4).
- Shi Mengjie (Chinese: 史孟捷; Mandarin Pinyin: Shǐ Mèngjié; Jyutping: Si2 Maang6-zit3), nicknamed "Eight Handed Immortal Ape" (Chinese: 八手仙猿; Mandarin Pinyin: Bā Shǒu Xiān Yuán; Jyutping: Baat3 Sau2 Sin1 Jyun4).
- Zhang Yimang (traditional Chinese: 張一氓; simplified Chinese: 张一氓; Mandarin Pinyin: Zhāng Yīmáng; Jyutping: Zoeng1 Jat1-mong4)
- Abbess Shengyin (traditional Chinese: 聖因師太; simplified Chinese: 圣因师太; Mandarin Pinyin: Shèngyīn Shītài; Jyutping: Sing3-jan1 Si1-taai3)
- Human Cook (traditional Chinese: 人廚子; simplified Chinese: 人厨子; Mandarin Pinyin: Rénchúzǐ; Jyutping: Jan4-cyu4-zi2)
- Hundred Herbs Fairy (Chinese: 百草仙; Mandarin Pinyin: Báicǎoxiān; Jyutping: Baak3-cou2-sin1)
- Qiu Qianren (Chinese: 裘千仞; Mandarin Pinyin: Qiú Qiānrèn; Jyutping: Kau4 Cin1-jan6) was the chief of the Iron Palm Sect (鐵掌幫). He is nicknamed "Iron Palm Skimming on Water" (traditional Chinese: 鐵掌水上飄; simplified Chinese: 铁掌水上飘; Mandarin Pinyin: Tiě Zhǎng Shuǐ Shàng Piāo; Jyutping: Tit3 Zoeng2 Seoi2 Soeng5 Piu1) for his prowess in martial arts and qinggong. He was notorious for committing heinous crimes in the past but was saved from death by Yideng and repents. He becomes Yideng's student and renames himself Ci'en (Chinese: 慈恩; Mandarin Pinyin: Cí'ēn; Jyutping: Ci4-jan1). He dies in peace after Zhou Botong and Yinggu forgive him for killing their infant son.
- Lu Youjiao (traditional Chinese: 魯有腳; simplified Chinese: 鲁有脚; Mandarin Pinyin: Lǔ Yǒujiǎo; Jyutping: Lou5 Jau6-goek3) is Huang Rong's successor as chief of the Beggars' Sect. He is slow witted but honest and loyal. He is lured into a trap and slain by Huodu, who takes the Dog Beating Staff from him.
- Lu Guanying (traditional Chinese: 陸冠英; simplified Chinese: 陆冠英; Mandarin Pinyin: Lù Guànyīng; Jyutping: Luk6 Gun3-jing1) is the son of Lu Chengfeng, one of Huang Yaoshi's original six disciples. He becomes the master of Guiyun Manor (歸雲莊) and leader of the pirates of Lake Tai after his father's death. He plays host to the Heroes' Feast at Dasheng Pass (大勝關).
- Cheng Yaojia (traditional Chinese: 程瑤迦; simplified Chinese: 程瑶迦; Mandarin Pinyin: Chéng Yáojiā; Jyutping: Cing4 Jiu4-gaa1) is Sun Bu'er's student and Lu Guanying's wife.
- Sha Tongtian (Chinese: 沙通天; Mandarin Pinyin: Shā Tōngtiān; Jyutping: Saa1 Tung1-tin1), Hou Tonghai (Chinese: 侯通海; Mandarin Pinyin: Hóu Tōnghǎi; Jyutping: Hau4 Tung1-hoi2), Lingzhi Shangren (traditional Chinese: 靈智上人; simplified Chinese: 灵智上人; Mandarin Pinyin: Língzhì Shàngrén; Jyutping: Ling4-zi3 Soeng5-jan4), and Peng Lianhu (traditional Chinese: 彭連虎; simplified Chinese: 彭连虎; Mandarin Pinyin: Péng Liánhǔ; Jyutping: Pang4 Lin4-fu2) were previously the followers of Wanyan Honglie in the first novel. They were defeated on Mount Hua and captured by Zhou Botong and imprisoned in Quanzhen Sect's headquarters Chongyang Palace. They manage to escape later, encounter Ke Zhen'e in Jiaxing and attempt to kill him for fear that he would alert Guo Jing of their whereabouts. Yang Guo comes to Ke's aid and defeats them in a brief fight. They later relate the story of Yang Kang to Yang Guo.
- Lü Wende (traditional Chinese: 呂文德; simplified Chinese: 吕文德; Mandarin Pinyin: Lǚ Wéndé; Jyutping: Leoi5 Man4-dak1) is the commander of Xiangyang's military forces. He dies ten years after the events of the novel.
- Lü Wenhuan (traditional Chinese: 呂文煥; simplified Chinese: 吕文焕; Mandarin Pinyin: Lǚ Wénhuàn; Jyutping: Leoi5 Man4-wun6) is Lü Wende's brother. He takes over his brother's command of Xiangyang's military forces.