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Tang Chen was the predecessor Clear Sky Douluo to Tang Hao and the former Clear Sky Clan Head during its unrivaled rise to a top sect. He was also Asura's Successor preceding Tang San.

 Appearance[edit | edit source]

Tang Chen is a tall, well built man. He has spiked black hair reaching his shoulders, pale skin, and a domineering, fearless grin. He seems to exude confidence and effortless power.

Slaughter King’s pale complexion also began to change, gradually replaced by an unhealthy flush. The wings on his back broke into fragments, turned to ash and blown off by the Seagod’s Light. His hair also gradually went from red to black, the same change occurring in his eyes at the same time. All over his whole body, only one place remained red, only that magic sword mark on his forehead.

His eyes were black, an incomparably deep black. His features also seemed to have changed. Even though he still looked middle aged, he’d become a lot more handsome, all the evil replaced by a healthy impression. The black hair behind his head moved without wind. Standing there, he no longer had the previous Slaughter King’s fleeting form, but was solid as a mountain.

Red light rushed out from the wide hands that were no longer claw shaped, without the slightest influence from the Seagod Trident’s targeting. In this moment, the imposing manner erupting from his body was already formidable to an indescribable degree. The shadow of a giant hammer filled with infinite killing intent flashed behind his back. Strangely, after that giant hammer appeared, it very quickly transformed, in the blink of an eye the hammer seemed to have melted, transforming into a more than two meter long giant sword.

His voice had undergone very large changes compared to before, no longer sharp or vicious. It had become heavy with age, and the voice that was originally unlike a middle aged man was that of a dignified elder.

Slaughter King[edit | edit source]

A tall silhouette sat in the giant chair. His appearance couldn’t be seen clearly in the darkness, it was only apparent that he was slim.

That was a tall man, his whole body wrapped up in an enormous scarlet cloak. Pale face, a pair of completely blood red eyes, he descended gently from the air, apparently not suffering the constraints of any gravity.

Compared to back then, the Slaughter King had undergone very large changes. His pale skin showed very faint blood lines, and on his forehead was a magic mark in the shape of a sword. Behind him a pair of enormous blood red wings were spread, integrating both attack and defense, as they could be used to attack, but also worked as two enormous shields.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Tang Chen is prideful in his promises, willing to suffer to only keep them.

The Slaughter King seemed to possess a unique charisma, instilling a close to berserk worship in all the degenerates who saw him.

History[edit | edit source]

Tang Chen is one of the paragons of the Douluo continent. Long before Tang San's birth, he had already reached the 99th rank. During his stay at the Clear Sky Clan, he knew Tang Hao, Hao'er.

While travelling with the equally-ranked Qian Daoliu, Spirit Hall's Supreme Elder, he came across Sea God Island. There, Qian Daoliu and him successively challenged the Great Priestess Bo Saixi, whose spirit rank had also reached the peak. Shockingly, both of them lost to her. Bo Saixi later explained that Qian Daoliu reigned supreme in the sky, she in the sea and Tang Chen on land.

Having fallen for Bo Saixi, Tang Chen and Qian Daoliu tried to woo her. She replied by declaring she'd accept the one who'd reach Godhood first. Although it might have seemed like she did not care for one over the other, Qian Daoliu and she, both divinity guardians, had attained their cultivation ranks through external means whereas Tang Chen was the only one who'd reached the 99th stage on his own and, thus, the only one able to attain godhood. Therefore, Tang Chen was regarded as the most talented spirit master of his generation.

(Manhua) Tang Chen climbing 787 steps towards Sea God Temple, in one try.

Dead set on obtaining Bo Saixi's favor but unable to accumulate his own faith, Tang Chen had to find a god's inheritance. In addition, his proud heart did not allow him to return without completing his promise. He finally found one in Slaughter City where took place the Asura God's trial. While confronting the eight trial, Tang Chen's mentality was tainted by the Rakshasa God's depravity and became parasited by the Blood Red Nine-Headed Bat King, his opponent in said trial. This led to Tang Chen becoming the Slaughter King of Slaughter City.

During those decades as the Slaughter King, Tang Chen once felt Tang Hao's aura.

Plot[edit | edit source]

Slaughter King[edit | edit source]

Tang Chen is first indirectly introduced as the Slaughter King of Slaughter City.

Purification, Asura and Death[edit | edit source]

The Slaughter King had been poisoned by Tang San. When Tang San returned from Sea God island, the Slaughter King pursued him in order to obtain the antidote. Facing the Slaughter King's evil and depraved domain, Tang San unleashed his righteous Sea God's Light upon him. Unbeknownst to him, the Sea God's power weakened the parasite's hold on Tang Chen, which allowed him to breakthrough and regain his freedom. After talking with Tang San and learning of the current state of the Clear Sky School and of the Douluo Continent, Tang Chen chose to go Sea God island and join Bo Saixi's side although his expression showed real worry for the clan. Before leaving, having recognized Tang San's talent, Tang Chen passed onto him his personal identity token, a small golden hammer decorated with black gems at both ends. With this item in hand, Tang San received authority surpassing that of the Clear Sky School elders and sect master.

After leaving Tang San, Tang Chen immediately went to Sea God island. There, the dying Tang Chen accompanied Bo Saixi three more days before passing away. The Blood Red Nine-Headed Bat King's poison had long since corroded his strong body. He'd been able to persevere while parasited because his power wasn't too strong but, as soon as his mind awakened, so did his own tremendous energy. That, coupled with a portion of the Asura god's power entering him, immediately shattered his body. At that point, Tang Chen endured as long as he could in order to once again see Bo Saixi.

Tang Chen left his Asura Sword as a memento to Tang San therefore allowing the choice between reaching godhood through either the Sea God's or the Asura God's inheritance. Indeed, when Tang San obtained his Death God Domain, he had actually completed the Asura God's first trial. As long as one had passed this trial, they had a chance to obtain Asura's godhood. Tang Chen's gift of the Asura Sword also meant a transmission of the majority of the Asura God's divinity as he was unwilling to simply let his Asura God's power dissipate, he condensed it into the Asura Sword. Indeed, whereas the Sea God's effort were focused on a single successor, the Asura God's favor could be attained by multiple individuals. These chosen would then have to compete amongst themselves to obtain Asura's divinity. With Tang Chen's death, Tang San became the first successor candidate after obtaining the Asura Domain.

To the Divine Realm[edit | edit source]

Before Tang San began truly his ninth trial, the Sea God promised him that he would help Tang Chen's damaged divine soul receive the qualification to pass onto the divine realm and accompany Bo Saixi's soul. Later on, the Asura God rebukes the Sea god by reminding him that Tang Chen was his successor and that he still had not decided whether or not he would heal his soul.

Spirit: Clear Sky Hammer[edit | edit source]

It is Tang Chen's medium to manifest the Asura Sword.

As he spoke, black light rushed into his hand, and an immense sledgehammer completely covered with dark golden lines appeared in Tang Chen’s hand. Even though the shape of that hammer was enormously different from Tang San’s Clear Sky Hammer, the genuine Clear Sky Hammer’s aura was inimical. It was the Clear Sky School’s unique inherited spirit, and also the pinnacle form of a unique spirit.

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