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Zhong Lizi is a character in Love Nikki. He is a designer in the army of Cloud Empire and the boyfriend and partner of Bai Jinjin.



Zhong Lizi is a handsome and elegant-looking young man in his early 20's with long black hair that is tied back with strands his face, light-colored eyes or dark-colored eyes and he wears Cloud clothing in pale green colors.


Zhong Lizi is a serious guy, but he is also trustworthy and dependable as he is always committed to doing the right and honorable thing.[3]


Zhong Lizi has designed the following:



Zhong Lizi came from a poor family. At some point, he met Bai Jinjin and the two fell in love. However, Jinjin's father did not approve of their relationship, especially given Lizi's financial status, so he planned to leave on his own and become successful before returning to Jinjin. However, Jinjin didn't let him leave without her and he realized how much he loved her and wanted to be with her.[13]

Year 680[]

In the year 680, Zhong Lizi attended the Designer's Tea Party with Bai Jinjin serving as his model at their booth. At this event, they met Nikki, Momo, Bobo and Lunar.[14][1] However, during the event, he made up an excuse for her to leave the booth and asked another model to try on another type of design.[15] Jinjin witnessed the interaction and he had to chase her down in order to apologize for her.[16]

Things only got worse when Dansu, a dancer and assassin, was sent to the event to track down Bai Jinjin.[16] Lizi and Jinjin bade Nikki goodbye[13] and left for the north, but Jinjin could not handle the cold weather, so they returned to Long Street, Cloud.[17] However, they quickly had to leave there after Qiong, another agent of Bai Jinjin's father, was sent after them.[18]


Bai Jinjin[]

Zhong Lizi is engaged to Bai Jinjin and they are the perfect picture of a couple in love. Although Zhong Lizi was afraid to show her his design of a bunny costume and hurt Bai Jinjin by breaking her trust, he thoroughly apologized to her and committed to always communicating with her.[16] He later displays their love by carrying around a silk bag she gave him, even while they were separated during the war.[2] He both designs and buys gifts for her, which she treasures dearly.[19][20]

Huo Qizhou[]

Zhong Lizi worked as a military officer under Huo Qizhou, but was frustrated and disappointed by his lack of action. His anger culminated in a confrontation of Huo Qizhou following Lunar's death, in which he called Huo Qizhou's tactics cowardly and detailed all three of Huo Qizhou's most significant mistakes. In response. Huo Qizhou locked him up for half a month, until an emissary from Cloud Capital relieved Huo Qizhou of duty and promoted Zhong Lizi to his place.[21][4]

Appearances and Mentions[]

Main Story[]

Around the World[]

Dream Weaver[]




Item Caption Icon
Reed Pipe Bai Jinjin likes to sit on the grassland and listen to the reed pipe Zhong Lizi plays for her. Reed Pipe
Calla A short coat designed by Zhong Lizi for Bai Jinjin, which she loves too much to wear. Calla
Winter Scarf Bai Jinjin bought the winter scarf as a gift for Zhong Lizi, then she found it suits her better so she kept it. Winter Scarf
Water-color Pearl The style and design are full of thoughts, suitable to go with Cloud and Apple clothes. One of many gifts Zhong Lizi sent to Bai Jinjin. Water-color Pearl
Ambition When he was young, he was a scholar. When war broke out, he enlisted in the army. Ambition
Copper Fish Tally His heart is as hard as his armor. He swears to recover the lost city so that the dead will not die in vain. Copper Fish Tally
General's Order The well-trained army now awaits. He is talented both in making schemes in the camp and fighting on the frontline. General's Order
Phoenix Sword Fearlessly, he charges. He wields the swords ruthlessly like the frost and elegantly like the phoenix Phoenix Sword


  • "Now I see that trusting each other is the most important thing. So no matter what happens, I shall always be honest with you."
    — Zhong Lizi to Bai Jinjin in V1: 5-4 Elopement!
  • "Yes, I was planning to leave alone and return one day when I became successful. However, on the day I was leaving, I opened the door and saw this silly girl carrying her luggage and waiting in the yard. That's when I started to think: for such an awesome girl I must do everything I can to give her the amazing life she deserves."
    — Zhong Lizi in V1: 5-5 Meet Royce Again

  • "Nikki, if you meet Bai Jinjin, would you please tell her everything is OK?"
    — Zhong Lizi's Diamond Postcard during Time Palace, posted from Cloud Empire, Cloud City.
  • "There's nothing better in this world than a chance meeting. It's also been a pleasure getting to know you."
    — Zhong Lizi's Diamond Postcard during The Wave of Time Event, posted from Miraland

  • "I will be with her forever, and try my best to make her feel blessed."
    — using Smile.
  • "The styling is too common."
    — using Critical Eye.

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    Name by Server[]

    Version Name (Romanized)
    International.png International (English) Zhong Lizi
    Chinese Flag.png China (Simplified) 钟离梓 (Zhōng Lízǐ)
    Taiwanese Flag.png Hong Kong Flag.png Macau Flag.png Taiwan/Hong Kong/Macau (Traditional) 鍾離梓 (Zhōng Lízǐ)
    Japanese Flag.png Japan ケイシ (Keishi)
    Korean Flag.png South Korea 재이 (Jae-i)
    Vietnam Flag.png Vietnam Chung Ly Tử


    • Prior to December 24th, 2017, Zhong Lizi's name was localized as Saki.
    • Zhong Lizi's screen name, "Plant a Chestnut", is a pun on his name: the word chestnut's pronunciation in Chinese 栗子 (lìzi) is similar to his given name 离梓 (lízǐ).
    • Zhong Lizi can play the reed pipe, and does so for Bai Jinjin sometimes.[22]
    • Although being drawn in the Flowing Garden event artwork, Zhong Lizi and Bai Jinjin weren't shown on the in game title screen version due to the game being vertically oriented (see gallery).