- Gongsun Zhi (traditional Chinese: 公孫止; simplified Chinese: 公孙止; Mandarin Pinyin: Gōngsūn Zhǐ; Jyutping: Gung1-syun1 Zi2) is the master of Passionless Valley (絕情谷). Although he appears extraordinary, noble and gentlemanly, he is in fact cold-hearted, ruthless and lecherous. He is skilled in martial arts and wields a pair of blades in combat. He attempts to force Xiaolongnü to marry him but fails and his true colours are revealed when his wife returns. He is blinded in one eye and forced to flee from the valley. He returns later to take revenge on his wife and plunges to his death together with her eventually.
- Qiu Qianchi (Chinese: 裘千尺; Mandarin Pinyin: Qíu Qiānchǐ; Jyutping: Kau4 Cin1-cek3) is Qiu Qianren's younger sister and Gongsun Zhi's wife. An insolent and domineering woman, she gradually falls out of her husband's favour, and he breaks her limbs and casts her into an underground pit, and she was assumed to be dead. She masters a skill to overcome her disability while struggling to survive, allowing her to use her inner energy to suck distant objects into her mouth and fire them as projectiles towards enemies with extreme force and accuracy.
- Gongsun Lü'e (traditional Chinese: 公孫綠萼; simplified Chinese: 公孙绿萼; Mandarin Pinyin: Gōngsūn Lǜ'è; Jyutping: Gung1-syun1 Luk6-ngok6) is Gongsun Zhi and Qiu Qianchi's daughter. Unlike her parents, she is kind-hearted and compassionate. She has a crush on Yang Guo and eventually sacrifices herself to help him.
- Fan Yiweng (Chinese: 樊一翁; Mandarin Pinyin: Fán Yīwēng; Jyutping: Faan4 Jat1-jung1) is Gongsun Zhi's oldest disciple. He has a long white beard and becomes the "Long Bearded Ghost" later.
- Rou'er (traditional Chinese: 柔兒; simplified Chinese: 柔儿; Mandarin Pinyin: Róu'ér; Jyutping: Jau4-ji4) was a servant girl whom Gongsun Zhi fell in love with. Qiu Qianchi discovered their illicit relationship and forced her husband to kill Rou'er.
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