Pema Lingpa's aunt was the tantric consort of Thangtong Gyalpo, the builder of the famous iron bridges in the Himalayas. Thangtong Gyalpo also conquered many pre-Buddhist deities.
Drukpa Künle often crossed the line of good manners and decency in order to demonstrate how relative human norms are. Not least, because of this, his heroic deeds are thus also gladly told today.
The Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel also worked as a vanquisher of demons.
Pema Lingpa was regarded as the direct descendant of Guru Rinpoche and as the most famous treasure hunter of his time.