Hu Ge, the amazing actor who’s known for his cursed endings sure lives up to this title. xD In almost all of the ancient series he’s been in, there’s bound to be a sad ending! Let me recount a few endings that are sure to make viewers agree with this “curse”. (Note: There will be spoilers)
First and foremost..
Seven of the Sky
He got the girl. Oh yes he did. He even married her for 100 days! But, at the end, he ended up with a child and himself. It wasn’t until possibly thousands of years later when he met the modern Xiao’qi.
They’ve both said it, even though it’s for a short amount of time, it was like a lifetime of being together. Xiao’qi and Digua had went through many hardships and at the end was rewarded with 100 days of life together. Without a strong bond of love between them, the Heavenly Emperor wouldn’t be enlighten and allow them to love each other. Although the ending at the end of the series was of a modern scene, the ending of the ancient series was truly sad. He was willing to light the lanterns for her still, even though he knew she’ll never be able to come back. Thanks to Tangren for adding that small bit of ending at the end. This allows us to be able to imagine what will happen to both of them. AND! This time, they’re both mortals…
The love triangle between Li Xiao Yao (Hu Ge), Lin Yue’ru, and Ling’er was finally resolved when Yue’ru sacrificed herself. Even after this, heaven didn’t leave them alone and teased them. Ling’er gave birth to a beautiful baby girl named Yi Ru (Remembering Ru) and soon died in order to save the world. Although Xiao Yao was officially wed to Ling’er, at the end, all he had was a baby. All his friends, Yue’ru, Jin Yuan, Tang Yu, Ah Nu, and including his wife, Ling’er had left him.
To me, this was probably one of the saddest endings Hu Ge had. Instead of just losing the woman he loved, everyone close to him died. He was already sad at the start of the show to begin with; the loss of his parents at a young age and a bad upbringing. He finally met Ling’er and married her, about to settle down when he was forced to forget that piece of memory. Then along the way to Nan Chao, he met Lin Yue’ru. Not only did he and Yue’ru got acquainted, he had started to like her a bit too (shipping Xiao Yao and Yue’ru :DDD). On the journey to finding Ling’er, meeting difficulties, he met many friends and had fun with each and everyone of them. Then at the end, they all left him one by one. You can truly tell this in his eyes. (Psst-This is why he’s an amazing actor!!<3)
Xuan Yuan Sword: Scar of the Sky
He had a kid too! xD All these kids he got to hold. This one was extremely adorable. Heehee. This ending was almost unfortunately, however the main characters didn’t die!! The only downside was that they’d all lost their memories, except for Yuwen Tuo and Xiao Xue, so that’s to say Taba Yue’er and Jingchou both lost their memories. This last scene shows Yuwen Tuo with his son, who appears to be about 3-4 years old. Ning’ke, his wife is the raven/crow beside him. His fate was to wait at least 500 years until Ning’ke could return, and this time returning as a mortal.
I truly love this ending too. At least he have something he can wait for and is sure that it’s bound to happen. Unlike the other scenes, where the woman he loved has truly died or left him and can’t come back. After waiting 500 years, it’s gauranteed that Ning’ke will returned. But, since they left it at that, what if Ning’ke and Yuwen Tuo accomplished many good deeds and was able to shorten the length of the time??
Chinese Paladin 3
He had the girl this time. Not to mention a few friends by his side: Demon Lord Chonglou, Taoist Priest Changqing (aka White Tofu), and Zixuan-Nuwa’s descendant. However, he did lose some friends, his beloved Xu Mao Mao and He Biping. This was a sad ending too, cause in order to revive his friends and everyone who’s been killed by the Evil Sword Immortal, he sacrificed half his life. At the end, he’s seen yelling he doesn’t want to go; meaning he doesn’t want to pass yet.
This was a depressing sad ending. Jingtian wasn’t even happy, even though everything was over. He was sad and still looks like he feels alone although he had Xuejian by his side. By the way, as I was making this post, I came upon a forum on ancientchinese.net revealing that Hu Ge was the one who wrote the ending scene for CP3. If you want to read it, you’ll have to find out the way I did! Mwuahahaha. Just kidding. Click here—> Hu Ge
I’ve read many facts and articles about Hu Ge, but this was the first time I learned of him writing that scene. He sure loves to choose the saddest roles for himself. Not only that! The article even stated that he wanted to play as Yang Kang in LOCH 2006, who died at the end. Luckily, Karen saved our lives by forcing him to play Guo Jing. And if I’m not mistaken, Mo Xun – his character in Da Mo Yao was chosen by him. All these are on the forum I read!
Legend of the Condor Heroes
Allow me to say this was by far one of the good endings. Although his terrible sworn brother Yang Kang died, he had the girl by his side. He did looked a bit despressed.. as always. It seems that he must look depressed in his endings. Though he did lost some of his masters/teachers. I felt like this was one of the series where we really get to see Hu Ge change alot. Not only that, he did went through serious real changes.
Midway through this series, he had a serious car accident and almost lost his life. The delay of this series allowed him to resurface from his accident. Thanks to Karen Tsoi who insisted on waiting for him. ~~ But, I felt the ending here was not as sad as the usual endings I’ve seen him in.
Da Mo Yao
I’ll have to take Mo Xun as an example in love. He was pushed down by his heavy burden and didn’t want to have to drag his beloved down with him. So instead of confessing his love, he’d told her to go away from him, rejecting her heartfelt feelings. I’ll say he was only a minute late. She went away too fast. And Wu Ji had stopped Xin Yue from knowing how hard Mo Xun searched for her. This is not to be said but, I didn’t like the way Wu Ji hid everything from them.. it was almost selfish of him. When Mo Xun met Xin Yue another time, he confessed his love, but everything was too late. (This is why you shouldn’t accept another so soon!!! AHH) He tried to express his love to her after she returned and wanted her to forget Wu Ji. She refused and soon had a kid with Wu Ji. Unable to forget her, he instead commits selfless deed for her. He sacrificed himself as experiment when Wu Ji was severely poisoned and had less than seven days to live. And there were up to 49 ways for the antidote to be created. When he finally found the antidote, he was completely paralyzed from the waist down (before, he was able to walk with crutches), unable to walk for the rest of his life-with no cure for him :(
This was one of the sad endings for him. He loved her so much that he even sacrificed himself like that for her. He hid all his good deeds he did for her. Even at the end, she didn’t know he was paralyzed because of saving the one she loves. It was almost a good ending for her, but his friend/servant/Uncle died right before the ending. His Uncle tried the many antidotes with him as well and wasn’t strong enough to withstand it, at the end, he died.. Since Mo Xun was paralyzed, he wasn’t even able to get off the camel and help the Uncle. More sadness :((
Here are a few more that I want to share.
The Young Warriors – All this brothers, including his dad died in the war. Although he had his 4th brother and 5th brother, those two quickly left his side, although they weren’t dead. His 4th brother lost his memory and is wed to someone else when he already has a wife. He came back to the Song territory in order to regain his memory, but unfortunately his wife and him weren’t able to see each other (It was THIS close!!). His 5th brother felt regret and guilty for not being able to be there for his brothers when they were in war. His wife knocked him out and dragged him away while his brothers sacrificed themselves for the country. With a heavy burden of guilt, he became a monk, leaving his wife in sadness.
Strange Tales of Liao Zhai – The love between a mortal and a demon can never be possible, as so said this story. Ning Cai Chen and Xiao Qian were torn apart as Xiao Qian sacrifices herself to save the world. At the end, Ning Cai Chen sees a newly incarnated Xiao Qian, who was now a butterfly.
These below are ones I haven’t watched, but heard of.
The Myth – I heard this one ended terribly.. not sure how. I’m guessing either one of them died or something.
Nirvana in Fire – (This is an upcoming series!) Here is the synopsis. Hu Ge plays as Mei Changsu and Lin Shu.
During the 4th century, war broke out between the feudal Northern Wei dynasty and Southern Liang dynasties, leading Liang’s General Lin Xie to take his only child, the 17 year old Lin Shu, to battle. Unexpectedly, Lin Xie was framed by a political rival, causing the unjust deaths of seventy thousand Chi Yan army soldiers, just after they drove off the hostile Wei forces. Fortunately, the young Lin Shu was rescued by a loyal subordinate, although he barely escaped with his life. With the help of Lang Ya Hall, Lin Shu was able to establish the Jiang Zuo Alliance, and returns to the capital 12 years on as the leader Mei Changsu. He secretly assists his friend Xiao Jingyan, the unfavoured son of Emperor Wu and wisely rids the court of scheming officials, successfully overturning the past injustices imposed upon the Chi Yan army ahead of his imminent death. Northern Wei uses the current political instability and chaotic governance of Emperor Wu in their favour and attacks again. With no one to lead the army, Mei Chang Su takes the herb that would stimulate his physical abilities and in the last 3 months of his life, suppresses the opposing army, choosing to end his life the way Lin Shu would have it.
Till Death Do Us Apart – This one is a modern one. Even in modern series, these cursed endings don’t leave him alone. I know for a fact that that girl died.. leaving him alone. I’ve yet to see this series for myself to confirm it.
If you’ve seen his other shows that ends in sadness or some sort, do tell me! Hehe, I’ve got to see it too.
I’m really awaiting Hu Ge’s new series. Although these new ones won’t be with Tangren. I guess it’s time he’s gonna let go and tries something new. One I’m really waiting for is The Disguiser, along with Nirvana in Fire. xDD
Comment below and tell me which ones you’re waiting for this year! Even if Hu Ge is in there or not. Til next time!