Catch Phrase | 黑化 (hēihuà)

Writer: Li Dan  |  Editor: Zhang Chanwen  |  From: Shenzhen Daily  |  Updated: 2022-06-24


“黑” means “black,” but also can mean “sinister,” and “化” means “to turn into.” This term, originating from Japanese anime “Fate/Stay Night,” refers to scenarios where a character who started out as kind and innocent gradually becomes cruel and evil, often after undergoing traumatic experiences.


A: 你还在追那个科幻剧吗?

Nǐ hái zài zhuī nàge kēhuànjù ma?

Are you still a fan of that sci-fi TV series?

B: 不追了,因为我喜欢的女主黑化了。

Bù zhuī le,yīnwèi wǒ xǐhuān de nǚzhǔ hēihuà le。

Nope. I stopped watching it because the heroine I liked has turned into an evil person.