Helen is probably equivalent to Princess Fragrance.. and PF stopping an army. I guess this just means the chinese armies are cowards compared to the greek armies.. who feared none but Achilllies
I'll say this about Jin Yong: when he really, really, really wants to drive home some point about a character, he isn't subtle. He wallops you over the head with it like a sledgehammer.
I vote for Princess Fragrance. She is nice but I don't like her as much as her older sister. In the series, "Book and Sword, gratitude and Revenge", china series. The actress who play princess fragrance is not that beautiful, not nearly as beautiful as she suppose to be. Isn't Chen Jia Lok fall in love with her sister at first? then fall in love with her later? I don't like Chen Jia Lok.
PF is an non-fictional character. She was the favorite concubine of QianLong.
From the picture, she is beautiful but not as beautiful as Jin Yong claimed.
The Golden Five Tigers of the 80s are the best wuxia artists ever!
Well, firstly, portraits can't really be trusted. Secondly, people have a very different sense of beauty back in those days. For example, people loves plumpness in those days but now, people loves slim and slender figures.
But the portrait of PF does look quite beautiful.
From the Wiki article:
No kidding! There would have been no flesh left by the time she got home!
An enduring symbol of national unity and reconciliation, her body was borne back to her home of Kashgar, where she is now entombed, in a procession of 120 bearers in a journey that took over three years.
Princess Fragrance stopped an army, yes...
An army which has been moving around in a desert for half a year, with soldiers who haven't seen a woman in ages and are starting to fall in love with camels...
You get the idea.
對 敵 須 狠 ， 斬 草 除 根 ， 男 女 老 幼 ， 不 留 一 人
Where did the camel part come from, Lav?
"Anything you can't say NO to is your MASTER, and you are its SLAVE."
"I disapprove of what I say, but I will defend to the death my right to say it."
Edit: Lol, I agree with above quote.
For those of you who do not speak Chinese, it basically says Xian Xian is the MOST beautiful but XLN is also very beautiful.
He starts having thoughts about having sex with his camel.
One day he arrives at a town with only three hot girls. Their car is broken. The guy fixes the car. The girl asks if they could do anything for the guy. The guy asks them to hold the camel for him.
There is also a scientific/logical explanation to it.
And the secret lies in the flowers that she bathes in all her life and also consumes as food.
It may be that those flowers are rare and only exists in that particular spot in the desert. They could also have special properties that when inhaled in vast quantities - they can cause intoxication, and cause one to lose control of their senses.
So having bathed and consumed these flowers all her life - coupled with her great beauty - PF is able to release pheromones that triggers an innate behavioural response in the opposite sex.
Females probably will have a response too but not to the extent of males because they do not desire women like men do.
So it is this plus the fact that the army had been living amongst men only for quite some time makes it hard form them to resist their sexual desires.
I doubt that just visual beauty alone can cause a man to lose control of his senses.
I wonder how beautiful *WE* would find her (the real PF I mean, not JY's one) .......... if say we had a time machine to go back and take a look .......... or even just a camera that can let us view images from the past - ala the movie "Deja Vu"