When we comment on the tragic hero, it’s difficult to deviate from classic examples we uncover in shakespearean literature: the Hamlets, Macbeths, or even Romeos. But why no a disastrous hero native a 2019 Chinese television series?

In that is single-season release, The Untamed to be an acclaimed hit that brings to life the animated classic of the same name. We are treated to an excellent character representations, memorable hit sequences, and another chance to bond with our favorite characters.

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Although not among the main characters of the series, Wen Ning (played by Yu Bin) fulfills the duty as a too frequently overlooked hero whose innocent beginnings are significant only by catastrophic ends.

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Wen Ning serves as a depiction of a force of great in life, and also in death became a puppet come a girlfriend & master who abused his reanimated body. As with any tragic hero, Ning’s irreversible failure is surrendering himself to the Jin Sect in an initiative to help Wei Wuxian.

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Although an plot of loyalty, this vow is no complement for the corruption and also hunger for power Wuxian pursues. Ning is blinded by this same loyalty, can not to view the decline of the leader he when revered. Ning’s punishment as a servant & warrior in fatality is undeserved – yet not unanticipated – and also marks him together a true catastrophic hero.