‘Legend of Fei’: The most iconic moments from Wang Yibo so far
Wang Yibo’s latest drama, Legend of Fei, has been airing on Viki for a few weeks now. There are currently thirty subtitled episodes available for consumption, with twenty-one more to come. Fans have been vocal all over social media at Xie Yun’s (Wang Yibo) cute & adorable nature.
Legend of Fei follows the developing relationship of Zhou Fei (Zhao Liying) and Xie Yun as they join forces and journey together through the land. Shrouded in all kinds of martial arts and all the usual trappings of Chinese period dramas, the thing that sets Legend of Fei aside from the others is definitely the relationship that builds between Xie Yun & A-Fei.
Zhao Liying, the actress who plays Zhou Fei, is ten years older than Wang Yibo. Prior to the release of the show, there was much speculation around whether they would be able to pull off the chemistry needed for this relationship. You should watch and decide for yourself, but we think they absolutely nailed it.
Xie Yun is such a departure from any of the characters that Wang Yibo has played before. Furthermore, Wang Yibo himself has said that Xie Yun is so different from his own personality. Prior to the release of the show, there was a lot of anxious anticipation circulating social media as fans waited to see how Wang Yibo handled this role.
Without a doubt, Xie Yun and the relationship that he develops with Zhou Fei is the reason you should tune in and watch this show. Come with us as we journey through some of Wang Yibo’s most iconic moments in Legend of Fei so far.
Episode 29 – the bathtub
This is everything you didn’t know you needed in your life! Xie Yun, shackled & handcuffed, complains to A-Fei that it has been days since he has bathed. A-Fei agrees that he doesn’t smell so great and agrees to allow him to bathe under the watchful eye of Li Sheng (Chen Ruo Xuan). A-Fei removes the shackle from Xie Yun’s foot and binds him to Li Sheng instead.
Xie Yun disrobes (yes, Wang Yibo takes off his clothes!) and plonks himself down in the tub, only to realize that bathing while shackled to another human is quite difficult. The conversation between the two men takes quite an unexpected homoerotic turn when Xie Yun starts asking Li Sheng for his hand to help bathe, since he only has one of his own. Deeply flustered by the suggestion, Li Sheng agrees to unshackle Xie Yun.
Episode 25 – Xie Yun’s fight scene
In this episode, A-Fei finds herself in conflict with the Di Sha Mountain Pavillion sect. While the fight starts off in A-Fei’s favor she isn’t able to hold them all off on her own. Xie Yun steps in to lend a hand, diverting attention away from A-Fei enough and effectively saves her life.
We’ve included this scene because the special effects and the martial arts here is pretty impressive. During discussions about Legend of Fei, Wang Yibo boasted frequently about the extensive wire work he was required to perform, as well as all the martial arts training he endured. This scene is the perfect demonstration of this and is very aesthetically pleasing.
Episode 16 – Xie Yun carries A-Fei
During a moment of rest by a dilapidated old house, A-Fei collapses. Xie Yun identifies that her heart rate is unstable and attributes her condition to the idea that she has two different types of vital energy running through her system at once. He says he knows someone in Hengyang City that can save her life.
Xie Yun places an unconscious A-Fei on his back and begins to jog quickly in the direction of the city. We included this scene because Xie Yun’s concern for A-Fei is really beautiful, and it is clear by this episode that she means a great deal to the man. Also, Zhao Liying looks so tiny perched on Wang Yibo’s back as he gallops across the grass. Cute!
Episode 7 – Drunk A-Fei
During this episode, A-Fei & Xie Yun are still in the ‘getting to know you’ stage of their relationship. It is clear, however, that Xie Yun is already quite taken with A-Fei. The pair are sitting on some steps, forlornly drinking together as A-Fei reminisces about her father. A-Fei continues to pound her wine, while Xie Yun stares at her with googly eyes.
Drunk, A-Fei passes out and rests her head on Xie Yun’s shoulder. At first, the look on Xie Yun’s face conveys that he thinks she has done this out of affection. He seems pretty pleased with this. It doesn’t take him long, however, to realize that A-Fei is wasted and passed out. He carries her to bed and tucks her in then proceeds to stare at her longingly and affectionately for several moments. Insert heart eye emoji here.
Episode 24 – All the sexual tension
In this episode, Xie Yun & A-Fei are talking in hushed tones as A-Fei askes Xie Yun to teach her some of the ‘lightness skill’. Xie Yun talks a lot of circles around the issue, but it doesn’t take long for A-Fei to realize that he is essentially saying no. She goes to walk away from him, but he pulls her back against his body into an embrace.
Cue unrealized sexual tension here. A-Fei’s eyes widen as she allows him to press her against his chest, while the expression on Xie Yun’s face makes it very clear that he is enjoying the moment very much. Xie Yun flashes the audience a cheeky smile right as A-Fei tells him to release her. The sexual energy that flows between them in the aftermath is electric.
If anyone was questioning whether these actors would be able to pull off the chemistry needed for these roles, this scene is evidence that yes, they sure can! Watch this space for more of our favorite Wang Yibo moments as more episodes of the show are released!