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Tianming JingTianming is a bright and cheerful boy, at the age of 12 or 13. He is playful and mischievous though protective of his friends. He has a crush on Gao Yue (Yue`Er), a girl under the care of Mohists, though he thinks that her big sister, Duanmu Rong, is a cold person whose face is 'stiff as a board'. He treats Ge Nie as his father, and aspires to become a swordsman just like him. He also has a continuous rivalry with Xiang ShaoYu, and a playful relationship with Master Ban. He has a 'passionate' love for food and immediately goes berserk if someone eats his food or destroys it. Although quite shallow in certain aspects, his loyalty, braveness and innocence stand out as some of his more positive traits. Perhaps the most driving aspect of his character, is his belief that his father will return to him one day, thus motivating him to become one of the most famous swordsmen in the world.
He was originally the son of an unknown swordsman. His parents were killed while he was young, and he was adopted by an elderly family. Soon after, an inferno killed his adoptive parents, and he wandered around as a street boy. One month before the series began, he was found by Ge Nie, who took him under his wing. It is later revealed that he was struck with the Yin and Yang curse for a long time and that causes him insanity, thus motivating Ge Nie to find a person to cure him.
His first martial art skill is learned in Season 3 from Manager Ding. The skill is called 'Knife of Dismembering Cows'. Even though the skill involves the usage of a knife and Tianming wants to learn sword techniques. He was persuaded by Manager Ding's legendary cooking of food. The negotiation of Tianming having to learn the technique before eating the food is what caused Tianming to learn the skill. He was able to defeat 8 men with the skill except with usage of the Anti-War Weapon (a sword).
Other skills or martial arts being used before Season 3 was already self-taught and learnt before the series started. It should be noted that even though Tianming is thought by others to be of mediocre intellect he is actually quite clever, and does not seem very smart due to a lack of education.