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In this world, if you do not have enough strength, you are nothing. You won’t even be able to control your own life.

—Jian Chen's rare desire for strength, Anatta Tower [1]


Jian Chen is the main protagonist of the novel. He's renowned for his impeccable swordsmanship from his former life of Jianghu, as well as his sharp features.

He was reincarnated in the Tian Yuan Continent as "Changyang Xiang Tian".

Appearance

First Life

A youth that was no older than 20 years old. This youth was incredibly handsome with a flawless facial appearance. It could be said that his appearances was simply unrivaled throughout the world and was a natural lady killer. His rather ordinary-looking eyes contained a unique amount aof ttractiveness and fascination to them and seemed as if it could steal the soul of whomever.

The youth had long black hair with a length that reached his waist without being tied up in any way, allowing it to float freely in the fierce wind as if it was dancing. On his back was a single long sword that was wrapped up in a thick white layer of cloth. On the exquisite sword hilt that stuck out from the cloth, one could make out the two words “Light Wind”. What was most puzzling about the sword however was the fact that there had been no ropes binding it to the youth at all. It seemed as if it was stuck to the back of the youth without any chance of falling–clearly a very hard display to explain.

This youth’s name was Jian Chen, the number one expert with a name that shook the Heavens and the Jianghu with the moniker of “Sword God”. His quick sword techniques had long since reached perfection and could be considered the sword master of the generation. Despite being only 20 or so years old, he had already reached a realm of great heights.

2nd Life

A handsome and determined youth that is the envy of all men and women.

His handsome appearance was among the top of pretty boys and he had a perfectly balanced face that no one could complain about.

All this was combined with his pale white skin that suited his appearance and caused many females to be jealous—Jian Chen was practically a walking killer of women.

With his handsome and determined face, Jian Chen looked like a person that could not be trifled with.

He was the quintessence of a dragon among men, domineering and unrivaled.

Manhua

  • As a child
  • As a teen
  • In his Post-teens

In the manhua, he has violet hair that accentuates his mother's side of the family.

After becoming a teen, he had his hair slicked back.

He noticeably has a single protruding lock of hair that stands out.

Much like an "Ahoge" (foolish hair) where an anime character has a single lock of hair sticking on top of the head.

He is also described as being a little shorter in his group and is always reminded of that.

After leaving the clan, his hair looked longer and had a deeper tint of purple, similar to his Uncle Bi Dao's hair color.

Personality

From his former life of Jianghu, he is very stoic in-contrast to his delicate features and is known to be quite sharp and decisive when it comes to killing.

He will not forgive anyone that dares harm his friends and family. He would find and chase you until the ends of the world once you harm his wife and family.

He has also stated that hates playboys

Manhua

He has a very comical personality in the manhua, in contrast with his serious and sharp novel counterpart.

However, his brave and resolute personality from his previous life is still present and he would not stand by if anyone dares harms his family and friends.

After leaving the clan, he left his arrogant side and became rather docile compared to his former wild-side. Because of this, he is often teased by his mercenary group.

Biography

Main article: Jian Chen/Biography

Past Life

Jian Chen, the publicly recognized number one expert of the Jianghu. His skill with the sword went beyond perfection and was undefeatable in battle, After a battle with the exceptional expert Dugu Qiubai who had gone missing over a hundred years ago, which ended with Dugu Qiubai dying moments before Jian Chen succumbed to his injuries and died.

After death, Jian Chen’s spirit was preserved by the Purple Azure Sword Spirits, and transmigrated into a Higher Realm; the Tian Yuan Realm.  

Present Life

Jian Chen was born in one of the four top families of Lore City, the Changyang Clan. As soon as he opened his eyes to the world, he recalled all his memories from his past life.

From the very beginning, he practiced the Azulet Sword Law, and he absorbed the energy from the world to strengthen his body. As a result, his body developed at an inconceivably rapid rate, such that, in a single year he would already reach a height of 1.2 meters, closer to that of a 5-year-old boy.

When he became 3 years old, he took the traditional Saint Force Test to determine his potential as a Cultivator. Surprisingly, the stone did not react at all, misleading people into thinking he was crippled. In fact, all Saint Force he would have acquired had been refined into fleshly body strength. This piece of news spread across the entire clan very quickly, revealing that the talented young master was actually a cripple. He fell from heaven to hell in a single stroke. His father Changyang Ba rarely visited him after that. In fact, one could count the number of times Changyang Ba saw Jian Chen with one's own fingers during those years. Only his mother, sister, second aunt, and uncle Chang still cared for him like before.

However, 6 months later, he had completed the basic strengthening of his body to no one's knowledge. 4 years later, he had reached the 4th Step of Saint Force. He revealed his strength by fighting some insolent servants of the clan, as well as beating his 3rd brother in a sparring match. His father heard of this and his progress was confirmed by his taking the test again.

Then, he was sent to the greatest cultivating academy in the surrounding region, Kargath Academy, which would be the starting point of his adventures.

Cultivation Techniques

Skillset

These are the most outstanding skills. For a more detailed list, see below.

Passive Skills and Resistances

Name Description Story
Thousand Poison Immunity Grants Immunity to most of the poisons in the entire world Attained from refining the blood of a Silver-Striped Golden Snake into the body.

Started 100, fused 143, perfected 197

Chaotic Soul Better perception, comprehension, etc. Attained when he used chaotic force to split his soul in half (2229)

Forces commanded

Name Description Story
Energy of the World Channel Earth, wind, fire, water, light, and dark energy, (Ch-375) Heaven Saint Master skill, after fusing his soul with the Sword Spirits.
Radiant Saint Force Heal physical wounds, revive the dead An ability he had after arriving in Tian Yuan Continent.
Azulet Sword Qi Early trump card. A very efficient and deadly sword qi that can easily kill Heaven Saint Masters and Saint Weapons with relatively no consumption at all, unlike Battle Skills.

Discovered at Chapter 202

Chaotic Force Penetrates and corrodes materials, even the Primordial Spirit Introduced Chapter 387.

A peak level energy in all existence. However, this chaotic force is minuscule compared to True Chaotic Force.

Martial Soul Strength Combination of radiant saint force and martial soul force.

An occurrence that happens after the fusion of a fighter's Primordial Spirit and the Soulcore of a Radiant Saint Master. It is able to directly attack the opponents' soul [3]

Battle Skills

Name Description Story
Heaven's Stolen Fortune Temporarily increase one’s strength at the cost of an increased Saint Force consumption. (Ch-322)
Illusionary Flash Boosts the speed of a person’s run in a linear direction. While it lacks the flexibility of some speed based skills, it could beat a wind attributed cultivator in linear movement. Especially rare ancient record that belonged to an ancient clan. Found in Death Nest by Tian Jian.
Ancestral Wolf Roar Damages the soul and can even destroys it entirely. It can also lower morale instantly.

A powerful and ancient ability that can influence even Heavenly Law at its peak.

Attained from the bloodlines of an Ancestral Heavenly Wolf
Way of the Sword Skills
Martial Soul Skills

Nine Cloud Movement total of nine forms, with each form many times stronger than the one before. It was rumored that the very final forms was capable of breaking the heavens and shaking the world.

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Laws

These are the Great Ways that Jian Chen has been able to sense.

Principle

Status

Story
Way of Sword Mid Infinite Prime Reached Sword Immortal realm under supervision of the Celestial Sword Saint (Chapter 2375).

Reached the peak of the Minor Achievement of Sword Immortal after rescuing Shangguan Mu’er (Chapter 2509).

Radiant Saint Force Two Colored Soulcore Reached First Class Radiant Saint Master while traveling towards Blue Wind Kingdom [4].

Reached peak in the first opening of the Saint Artifact's seal.[5]

Became the second 8th Class since ancient times in the Tian Yuan Continent.[6]

The first 9th Class to ever appear in the entire history of the Tian Yuan Continent since ancient times up to 3 million years ago.[7]

Divination Contacted Contacted from Great Divination Technique book (Chapter 1025 & 1087).
Destruction Early Godking Learned from Kai Ya by demonstration and benefitted from her Passing the Principle (Chapter 2112-2113).

Inherited from one of the 8 Experts' golden core of laws from the cavern (Chapter 2275).

Time Contacted Sensed from a temporal vortex (Chapter 2204)
Karma Contacted Demonstrated by Samsaric Grand Exalt (Chapter 2160)
Strength Early Godking Inherited from one of the 8 Experts' golden core of laws from the cavern (Chapter 2275).
Ways of the Hallowed Mid Overgod Demonstrated by Han Xin (Chapter 2219)
Curses Early Godking Inherited from one of the 8 Experts' golden core of laws from the cavern (Chapter 2275).
Creation Early Diety Inherited from one of the 8 Experts' golden core of laws from the cavern (Chapter 2275).
Fire Early Diety Inherited from one of the 8 Experts' golden core of laws from the cavern (Chapter 2275).
Corrosion Early Godking Inherited from one of the 8 Experts' golden core of laws from the cavern (Chapter 2275).
Space Early Godking Past comprehension was removed by the Azulet Sword Spirits but regained it by inheriting from one of the 8 Experts' golden core of laws from the cavern (Chapter 2275).

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Principle

Status

Story
Way of Sword Mid Infinite Prime Reached Sword Immortal realm under supervision of the Through Heavens Sword Saint (Chapter 2374).

Reached the peak of Initial Achievement of Sword Immortal by reuniting with Shangguan Mu'er (Chapter 2508).

Radiant Saint Force Two-Colored Soulcore (Chapter 2333) Reached peak while in the Saint Light Tower (Chapter 2333)
Space Early Infinite Prime

(Chapter 2556)

Past comprehension was removed by the Azulet Sword Spirits but regained it by inheriting from one of the 8 Experts' golden core of laws from the cavern (Chapter 2275).

Entered 2nd Heavenly Layer of Infinite Prime level by refining and absorbing the soul of the Void Insect Emperor Beast containing its comprehension thus promoting his comprehension of Space laws.

Destruction Godking (Chapter 2275) Learned from Kai Ya by a demonstration, and benefitted from her Passing the Principle (Chapter 2112-2113).

Inherited Principles Golden Core from Grand Prime expert (Chapter 2274).

Karma Contacted Contacted from Six Paths of Samsara Immortal Exalt (Chapter 2158)
Time Contacted Contacted in a Void Crack from Anatta Supreme's Heavenly Law influence (Chapter 2202).
Laws of the Hallowed Early Overgod (Chapter 2469) Learned from Han Xin and reached Deity Realm (Chapter 2217-2218)
Corrosion Godking (Chapter 2373) Inherited Principles Golden Core from Grand Prime expert (Chapter 2274).
Creation Deity Inherited Principles Golden Core from Grand Prime expert (Chapter 2274).
Curse Godking (Chapter 2313) Inherited Principles Golden Core from Grand Prime expert (Chapter 2274).
Divine Fire Deity Inherited Principles Golden Core from Grand Prime expert (Chapter 2274).
Strength Godking (Chapter 2275) Inherited Principles Golden Core from Grand Prime expert (Chapter 2274).

Weapons & Items

Name Type Description Origin Status
Light Wind Sword Jianghu Weapon Longsword. Silver white color. 4 feet long, 2 fingers wide Jianghu (Chapter 1[8]) Unknown
Light Wind Sword Saint Weapon Longsword. Silver white color. 4 feet long, 2 fingers wide.

Engraved on the blade next to the hilt were two words: “Light Wind”.

Condensed from Saint Force (Chapter 53-55) Shattered (Chapter 370[9])
Multicolored Immortal Crystal (Multicolored Stone) High-energy crystal Round thumb-size gem sending out 5 colors of light Met in Treasure Pavillion of Walaurent City (Chapter 276[10]) Within Jian Chen's Sea of Consciousness
Dragon Slaying Sword Ruler Armament Sword that once killed a Black Dragon Stored
Primordial Godsilk God-grade Item Refining material Golden silk mail Produced by Primordial God Silkworm.

Stolen from the boss of the Flood Dragon Bandits (Chapter 705-706)

Stored
Saint Artifact Spacial Treasure with Radiant Saint Force Golden tower with Item Spirit at the Saint Emperor level. Radiant Saint Master Union (Chapter 728[11]) Within Jian Chen's Sea of Consciousness
King Armament Chapter 901: Conflict
Azulet Dual Swords Low-grade Immortal Artifact Twin swords of purple and azure color. Refined by Jian Chen in a volcano

Chapter 1353: Birth of the Immortal Swords[12]

Inactive (Currently)
Nine Star Sword of Heavenly Ways Low-grade God Artifact Longsword that is 2 fingers wide.

Incites Nine Stars as base energy capacitor.

Inheritance of Azure Sea Principle Sect Grand Prime (Chapter 2133) Active (Currently)

Raw-only

Name Type Description Origin Status
Primordial Godsilk God-grade Item Refining material Golden silk Produced by Primordial God Silkworm

Stolen from the boss of the Flood Dragon Bandits (Chapter 705-706)

Broken into two parts (Chapter 1614[13])
Saint Artifact Spacial Treasure with Radiant Saint Force Golden tower with Item Spirit at the Saint Emperor level. Radiant Saint Master Union (Chapter 728[11]) Burnt down (Chapter 2329[14])
Anatta Tower (Huan Zhen Tower) High-grade Divine Item. Spacial Treasure. Black 9-layered tower Refined by Huan Zhen Supreme

Met in Sea of Despair (Chapter 1613[15].

Returned to Magnificent Saint Palace (Chapter 2428[16])
Flying Snow Sword Class 5 Saint Artifact Silver white color sword Refined by Grandmaster Xin Nong

Met in Maple Leaf Pavilion (Chapter 1678[17])

Exploded (Chapter 1756[18])
Startling Rainbow Sword High-quality Saint Artifact Multi-colored Sword Met in Peaceful Heaven Divine Country Real Sword Pavilion (Chapter 1822[19]) Shattered (Chapter 1998[20])
Nine Stars Heavenly Law Sword Low-grade Divine Item Longsword that is 2 fingers wide.

Incites Nine Stars as base energy capacitor.

Inheritance of Azure Sea Principle Sect Grand Prime

Stolen from Blue Sky Dynasty Fifth Prince (Chapter 2128[21])

Active
Saint Light Tower High-grade Divine Item. Spacial Treasure with Radiant Saint Force 333 m height silver white tower Met in Radiant Temple (Chapter 2321[22]) Locked in the top of the Radiant Temple by a high-grade Formation
Void Seeker Peak low-grade Divine Item.

Void Battleship

A 70 m silver white battleship w/ speed comparable to Chaotic Prime Refined and gifted by Su Qi (Chapter 2487[23]) Active

Quotes

  • (To You Yue) "To live in this world is to live without any feelings of pity. The only thing you should look at is the road you walk on underneath your feet. I gave them a chance to surrender, but they didn’t cherish it. In this world, there is no such thing as cruel or uncruel. There is only strength. Strength is what is needed in order to survive." [24]
  • (To the Heavenly Enchantress) “I know I owe Xiao Bao a lot for all the years I have been gone. I haven’t taken up the role of a father. I’m not a responsible one, but I will make up for what I have done as much as I can. Xiao Bao is my second chance at life!” Chapter 1408: Shangguan Aojian's Transformation (Two)[25]
  • (To Shangguan Mu) "Although I was a young master of the Changyang clan, son of the current patriarch Changyang Ba, there were people who would come and bully me in the clan. They would make fun of me and harrass me, and my father never helped me at all, maybe because he forgot that he had me as a son. However, even though that happened, I do not resent my father, nor do I blame him because he is my father by blood. He gave me my life." Chapter 1508: Thinking Things Through
  • (Reflections) In this world, if you do not have enough strength, you are nothing. You won’t even be able to control your own life. [1]
  • (To Xiao Ling) "Xiao Ling, back when I was very weak, it was you who protected me. From today on, let me protect you. Once I possess strength that exceeds Returnance, no one will be able to harm or hurt you at all..." Chapter 1473: Saving Xiao Ling[26]
  • (To the people who came from Tian Yuan Continent) "As long as you all can live a peaceful life, everything I do is worth it.”[27]

Trivia

  • Jian Chen is someone that has experienced two lives. His former life was that of a commoner compared to the background of his second life.
  • The Azulet Sword Law was something that Jian Chen had stumbled upon when he was a child. He had accidentally fallen off of a cliff while playing in the mountains, and somehow managed to survive the fall by landing in a pool of water. When he had awoken, he had found himself trapped in a cavern with fish as his only source of food. After finding the manual, he had dedicated himself to learning it, and finally succeeded after 10 years. With his breakthrough, he was able to jump out of the cavern and return to the lands above.
  • Jian Chen in his previous life was a war orphan who had been taken in by his great grandfather and grandmother. After 10 years had past while he was trapped in a cave, his great grandparents had already passed away from old age a long time ago. After paying his respects to them, the now alone Jian Chen left his little mountainside village to travel the world by himself.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Chapter 1480: Spirit of the Anatta Tower
  2. 2.0 2.1 Chapter 1515
  3. Chapter 1464: Martial Soul Force (One)
  4. Chapter 80: Blue Wind Kingdom
  5. Chapter 835: Reaching Class 7
  6. Chapter 1454: Class 8 Radiant Saint Master (Two)
  7. Chapter 1462: Class 9 Radiant Saint Master (Two)
  8. Chapter 1
  9. Chapter 370
  10. Chapter 276
  11. 11.0 11.1 Chapter 728
  12. Chapter 1353: Birth of the Immortal Swords
  13. Chapter 1614
  14. Chapter 2329
  15. Chapter 1613
  16. Chapter 2428
  17. Chapter 1678
  18. Chapter 1756
  19. Chapter 1822
  20. Chapter 1998
  21. Chapter 2128
  22. Chapter 2321
  23. Chapter 2487
  24. Chapter 491: City Invasion (Two)
  25. Chapter 1408: Shangguan Aojian's Transformation (Two)
  26. Chapter 1473: Saving Xiao Ling
  27. Chapter 1794: Founding Ceremony (One)
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