Wuxia heroes such as Kiu Fung or Chor Lau Heung tend to follow somewhat different genre conventions than Western comic book superheroes such as Superman or Spider-Man. At first, Yeung Gor fit the mold of wuxia hero, but towards the end of ROCH, did the character begin to take on the aspects of a Western superhero?
1). Secret double identity: Check. "Divine Condor Hero" was Yeung Gor's alter-ego. He even wore a mask that concealed his identity (a la Batman, Spider-Man, and a whole host of superheroes).
2). Animal motif: Batman, Spider-Man...Condorman?
3). Sidekick: Batman has Robin; Yeung Gor had the Divine Condor
4). Special weapon: utility belt, flying surfboard, indestructible shield, mystic hammer, webshooters....Heavy Iron Sword?
5). Special superpower: Green Lantern power rings, Silver Surfer's Power Cosmic...the Sad Palms?
6). Secret cave headquarters: OK, Yeung Gor only visited the cave twice as far as we know, but still...
7). Outlaw status? Check.
I wouldn't be surprised if Jin Yong were reading a few superhero comics at around the time he penned the final chapters of ROCH.