Perhaps the HIS power of 16 years ago wasn't enough to handle the doubled GWM. He needed his now superior inner strength along with HIS maybe.
Last edited by dracnom; 03-14-10 at 11:28 AM.
YG and JLFW were evenly matched in inner power. the ordinary sword YG used broke and the wheels in JLFW's hands fly out of his grip. with the heavy sword, YG would have had a clear advantage. when YG competed with palm stances, he was equal even through he couldn't release his full force due to his happy state. when he felt despair, his full power was released and he defeated JLFW in a couple of moves(pretty much). JLFW realised he could't win and decided to save GX instead(latest edition) before dying.
YG trained in the waves until he could overcome the waves with a wooden sword/(branch). that level was all about inner power usage and level. YG had pretty much raised his inner power to the furthermost level possible and gained the most exquisite level of mastery of his inner power. he could channel his inner power through a wooden stick/sword and make it powerful enough to overcome a powerful wave, channel it through his sleeve and knock the weapon of an elite fighters hand, shoot a chi burst powerful enough to send a pair of bangles of guo xiang's hands hard enough to knock away a 2Xquanzhen elder fighter like nimoxing and lend enough force to a hairpin GX threw to penetrate both nomoxing's hands and into his brain, while standing far away behind her so neither Guo xiang or guo fu saw him. wood sword level is pretty much formless and extreme inner power. YG should have mastered that.
THE KYSS OF THE SWORD IS DEADLY BUT EXQUSITE
he's the strongest in history but he's the disciple.
I don't think that the wooden stage is necessarily inferior to HIS as a martial art form. It's just that the Heavy Iron Sword itself is a power booster just as the Dragon Sabre and Heaven Sword is a booster. It is a source of great power, but also a handicap.
Last edited by Dirt; 03-15-10 at 01:01 PM.
If the mastery of wooden sword stage is define as The ability to produce the same damage power as YG's heavy iron sword pre 16 years time and if we assume that YG's trainning in the waves of the sea let him achieve that level, then the fact that he tied with JLFW in a weapon clash while using a normal sword should be perceive as wooden sword stage inferiority to the 10th lvl of dragon elephant sutra. This is what I believe. But if you give the wooden sword stage a different definition then the result will certainly be different.
GWM doesn't want to die and will do what he can to avoid it (thus sometimes feeling fear in his heart) but it's not like he's going to be actually cowardly in the face of death.
“I have seen two out of the top five experts of the central plains,” said Fawang. “If I could die by your hands, I would not have any regrets. Only my highest skill: the ‘Dragon and Elephant Wisdom Dexterity Technique’ will not have an heir. I am the last one …”
Having finished his speech he lifted up his hand to smash his own head.
Zhou Botong was startled to hear the name ‘Dragon and Elephant Wisdom Dexterity Technique’, without hesitation he jumped forward and blocked the monk’s hand. “Hold on!” he shouted.
“I, the old monk, can be killed, but not insulted!” said Fawang valiantly. “What do you want?”
I've always thought his cowardice and under performance has been exaggerated. He wasn't really a coward, he was just shrewd since he had a mission to help conquer another country. It would be pretty silly of him to try to do everything with honor with so much on the line.
Like Shangguan Jinhong says, if he's not a hundred twenty percent sure of victory, it'd be foolish to attack.
The same reason why boxers don't fight other heavyweights without months/years of negotiations, the same reason why the best sports teams root for teams they match up better against to make it through -- losing is not worth it. Even if you believe you're the best, there's no reason to take a chance when there's too much on the line.
His actions are for his country, and saving the lives of his fellow soldiers. If he successfully made Guo Jing commit suicide, he might have saved a couple hundred thousand lives in the process. Honor or not that is a good trade.
Regarding Guo Jing, it was said that he was familiar with the tactic of turning civilians of the nation they were invading loose so they would either have to open the gates to let them in (and thus allow them to attack) or be forced to watch them to die during his days as a Mongolian general. It was never specified, but I wonder if he actually employed this tactic.
pannonian, can you show me where in the Bingfa states that it's wise to kidnap a helpless girl who basically just save your life by set you free? tape and pannonian, how can you two justify such actions against the weak and helpless? Let me tell you two this: If you want to be the best, then you gotta beat the best to be the best. If you already the best, then you have to keep beating the strongest challengers to remain the best. That is how life should be. If GWM is a honorable man with any dignity, then he should challenge GJ for death match. If he can beat GJ in a fair fight in front of the the Hans and Mongols, he would be a Mongolian Hero and it would be a big blow to the Han side as well. To bad he doesn't have any ball for such heroic actions. No matter how you two justify his actions, kidnapping a helpless girl and using her as a bargaining chip is something my culture strongly against. However, every culture is different. Perhaps, it's not considered bad in Mongolian culture or your culture.