The Emperor † (father)
Chloe Luthi (Season 1)
Ling-Ling was raised by her mother Mei Lin who was the Emperor's favorite dancer. When her father died, her mother soon left to practice her dance. She promised she would return and be the best dancer in the world. Jia Sidao, her uncle, said her mother would come back, and in the meantime she should practice her own dancing, and was often seen played with her younger brother.
One night, her uncle asked if she wanted to be a real dancer, like her mother. He showed her how to bind her feet, and story about one of the greatest dancers in the world, and how she had such small feet, only 3 inches. Her uncle asked if she wanted her feet bound too, so she could be like the woman in the story. Ling-Ling said yes, and to her horror her uncle broke her feet, just like that.
Months later, her feet her begging to heal but they were still in a lot of pain, and she couldn't walk or dance in the meantime. Her uncle bound them everyday for her, while one of her care givers warned him, she was too old to start the process.
After her arrival, she met Empress Chabi who took her to a healer, her feet would have to be re-broken she they could heal properly. It it presumed she was passed out for this.
Weeks later, the Empress visited her again, to ask how she was feeling. Her feet were healing, and she felt much better. But she still missed her mother, Mei Lin.