Xiao Yan is shown to be quite adept at making friends when he wants, thanks to his language (sometimes) Soft and charm. He also tends to create many enemies thanks to his sharp tongue.
Xiao Yan's father and patriarch of the Xiao family. He respects and loves his father. Xiao Yan devastated when he learned that his father was attacked and kidnapped after his battle with Na Lan Ya Ran. He went out to Misty Cloud Sect to kill Yun Leng even after the big fight with Yun Shan after Three Years Tournament to get away from there.
Xiao Ding is the older brother of Xiao Yan. Xiao Ding is very protective of him in an almost fatherly way. They share a very close relationship.
Xiao Li is second older brother Xiao Yan. They are also very close, though he is decidedly more comedic about this than Xiao Ding.
Mother of Xiao Yan Edit
Xiao Yan was shown to be very close to his mother, and was deeply upset when she died. His desire for him to become a strong successor to the Xiao family was one of the main driving forces to never give up.
Xiao Yu is his cousin. When they were young, he once saw her bathing and touched her legs. This meant that she tried to kill him for almost a year. She has a hatred for Xiao Yan because of this incident and it seems to increase after he beat her brother, Xiao Ning, to the point that he was crippled for a while. However, her attitude toward him seems to be changing as she saw his fitness and strength. She even tried to make him act as her boyfriend to ward off another guy.
Xiao Ning is his cousin. After Xiao Yan fell to 3-star Duan Qi, he was one of the people who mocked him. As Xiao Yan was the only guy in the clan with whom Xun Er was close, it keeps the hatred towards the former. This hatred was only increased after losing to Xiao Yan during the Ritual of Coming of Age. However, after seeing the strength of Xiao Yan and after maturation in Jia Nan Academy, he began to have a friendly relationship with Xiao Yan.
Xiao Yan first met Yao Lao when Yao Lao spoke to him through his mother's ring after the confrontation with his fiancee Na Lan Yan Ran. It turns out that Lao Yao had been absorbing his Dou Qi for three years in order to awaken, making Xiao Yan feel pretty useless as he used to be a prodigy. Soon after, Xiao Yan becomes the student of Lao Yao. Under the tutelage of Lao Yao, Xiao Yan has managed to increase his strength and power quickly and become a capable Receptarier.
Even though he and Xiao Yan had a rough start when they first met, they become good friends. Hai Po Dong acknowledges Xiao Yan's determination and strength and is willing to help him to escape from Yun Lan Mountain after being framed for killing a Yun Lan Sect member. He is shown to be quite concerned for the well being of Xiao Yan but does not like to show it, as he hates sentiment.
At first, Xiao Yan and Wu Hao fought against one another in the outer branch competition, but to due to Wu Hao's personality he corporated with Xiao Yan when they first go to the inner branch. Wu Hao has since become Xiao Yans' friend and comrade.
Romantic Interests Edit
Xiao Yan and Xun Er have been friends for a very long time, having grown up together. Xiao Yan loves Xun Er very much and she is the only woman he thinks of eternally. Xiao Yan refers to Xun Er as his girlfriend, a term she does not dispute.
Although, at first Xiao Yan and Xiao Yi Xian have a small conflict over a material, they quickly became friends after Xiao Yan helped Xiao Yi Xian over some matters and vice versa. He also marries her in the future after Battle Through the Heavens before the Great Ruler.(Spoiler: FOR THOSE WHO SUPPORT XIAO YI XIAN. BE HAPPY.)
Yun Yun and Xiao Yan have a bit of a complicated relationship since they are from clans/sects that are fighting each other. However it is clear that Yun Yun has feelings for Xiao Yan even thought he might not completely feel the same for her (this is quite different in the Light Novel Version).
Queen Medusa/Cai Lin met Xiao Yan in the Jia Ma Empire. She hated Xiao Yan at first, as Snakemen and humans have an ongoing battle with each other, but after Xiao Yan saved her twice she then fell for him. When she was pregnant with Xiao Xiao it allowed Xiao Cai's spirit(Heavenly Swallowing Python)to reside in Xiao Xiao which in turn made Xiao Yan Xiao Cai's Father, when they did the deed under the Blazing Sky Qi Refining Tower. Since Xiao Xiao had Xiao Yan Flame Essence and Blood it makes Xiao Yan Xiao Xiao's biological father. It is the same for both the Manhwa and the Light Novel.
Han Feng is Yao Laos' former pupil and was the main cause of Yao Laos' death. This makes him Xiao Yans' predecessor as the disciple Lao Yao. He was later killed by Xiao Yan as revenge for his masters' death.
Although he did not yet know it, around chapter 145.
He is the former leader of the Yun Lan Sect and the mentor of Yun Yun. He has the capabilities and strength of a Dou Zong. At the End he Die's.
Leader of a clan in medicine Jia Nan Academy, Xiao Yan who hate to sell pills and want to monopolize Xiao Yan pills created and revenue. He and Xiao Yan had a competition and he lost, but refuses to accept the reality and blame their failure to Xiao Yan. (Lower Enemy)