Back again with another character from The Untamed.
He is, like his brother, an expert swordsman, and a powerful cultivator. But it never goes to his head. He treats everyone well, even those that may be treated poorly by others based on class. He forms a close bond with one such poor soul, who begins the series so far beneath a Clan Leader that the friendship should not really have happened.
His innate gentle and kind nature, however, is almost his downfall. He wants so badly to believe that everyone he loves is good, it nearly breaks him when he discovers this isn't the case. Poor, poor Lan Xichen.
What I love best about this gentle being, though, is how thoroughly he knows his younger brother, and how deeply he cares for his happiness. He recognises right away that Wei Ying and Lan Zhan are meant for one another, and it shows in the various smirks Lan Xichen gives throughout the series. He does a lot to try and bring Wei Ying and Lan Zhan together, even after Wei Ying is cast out and made public enemy number one. He understands before even Lan Zhan.
His commitment to the truth is also to be admired, since it may cost him a dear friendship.
Mostly I love Lan Xichen for the quiet encouragement and support he offers his younger brother. The dude, as I said, is absolutely wonderful.
An aside: he'd make great company. I imagine he wouldn't talk much, and we could just cuddle on the couch reading together. Sounds... heavenly.