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    Default List of martial artists who have reached the PEAK OF PERFECTION in martial arts

    What is really the worth of having reached the peak of perfection (POP)? Let's find out, by compiling a list of people who have been described to have reached such state of divinity. Then, after the list has reached the peak of perfection, we shall decide who should be the least worthy of such denotation, era-dependent and also era-independent.

    -Wudang Hero #2, Yu Lianzhou, has reached POP

    -the Golden Wheel Monk, pre-16 years, has reached POP

    Interestingly, I have not been able to confirm the popular assertion that the One-armed Nun has reached POP. Can anyone confirm if such information is found in the novel?

    Please share your knowledge and contribute to this list.
    忽见柳荫下两个小孩子在哀哀痛哭,瞧模样正是武敦儒、武修文兄弟。郭芙大声叫道:「喂,你们在干甚麽?」武 修文回头见是郭芙,哭道:「我们在哭,你不见麽?」

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    Quote Originally Posted by PJ
    the Golden Wheel Monk, pre-16 years, has reached POP
    JLFW didn't reach the POP. He reached level 10 out of 13 of the Dragon/Elephant Moving Skill. He was described as a prodigy and his achievement unprecedented. But there is no mention of him reaching POP since POP of his skill is at level 13.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangs
    JLFW didn't reach the POP. He reached level 10 out of 13 of the Dragon/Elephant Moving Skill. He was described as a prodigy and his achievement unprecedented. But there is no mention of him reaching POP since POP of his skill is at level 13.
    Pre-sixteen years, he had been described as one who has accomplished the peak of perfection in both external and internal arts (Yes, both external AND internal), he also had extremely quick reflexes, his eyes and limbs were in absolute coordination. Last but not least, his strokes possessed a flawless combination of both elements (Hard and soft) . As a result, he wasn't in an disadvantageous position so early, and managed to evade having seventeen to eighteen sowrd slashes on his body.

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    Little confused at the topic. Is this POP mentioned by the author, or by another character or either/or. I assume our actual views on the character's ability are irrelevant to this POP?

    Didn't the sword god ZBF reach the POP of sword play? sif...

    DGQB was given an aura that he reached a peak of perfection in swordplay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yittz
    Little confused at the topic. Is this POP mentioned by the author, or by another character or either/or. I assume our actual views on the character's ability are irrelevant to this POP?

    Didn't the sword god ZBF reach the POP of sword play? sif...

    DGQB was given an aura that he reached a peak of perfection in swordplay.
    PJ's intention was to find a person being described by *anybody* as having achieved peak of perfection in martial arts, but in fact, do not deserve such titles at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pacifian
    Pre-sixteen years, he had been described as one who has accomplished the peak of perfection in both external and internal arts (Yes, both external AND internal), he also had extremely quick reflexes, his eyes and limbs were in absolute coordination. Last but not least, his strokes possessed a flawless combination of both elements (Hard and soft) . As a result, he wasn't in an disadvantageous position so early, and managed to evade having seventeen to eighteen sowrd slashes on his body.
    Can you post the paragraph in which he was described as such. I think I might have missed it.

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    若不是他内功外功俱臻登峰造极之境,眼明手快,刚柔互济,武功只要略差半分,这顷刻之间身上早已中了十七八剑。其实小龙女一人而使两般剑法, 出招虽快,威力终究不如与杨过联手,别说真实武功仍与法王相差甚远,即令潇湘子等人也是强胜於 她。
    忽见柳荫下两个小孩子在哀哀痛哭,瞧模样正是武敦儒、武修文兄弟。郭芙大声叫道:「喂,你们在干甚麽?」武 修文回头见是郭芙,哭道:「我们在哭,你不见麽?」

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    Quote Originally Posted by PJ
    若不是他内功外功俱臻登峰造极之境,眼明手快,刚柔互济,武功只要略差半分,这顷刻之间身上早已中了十七八剑。其实小龙女一人而使两般剑法, 出招虽快,威力终究不如与杨过联手,别说真实武功仍与法王相差甚远,即令潇湘子等人也是强胜於 她。
    Don't post it in chinese characters, I am unable to read any of it.

    You can just point to me which chapter and I'll go check it later. Thx.

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    the greats at the 1st hua shan tourny
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    30-31 ish..i think....Its in the chapter that XLN and GWM duel. Pacifian's post is pretty close to whats stated in the text...so no need to chapter skim =)
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    Yang Guo was said to have reached the peak of perfection.

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    Just to add to the list, Madam Yue (Yue Buqun's wife) was described as having achieved POP in energy manipulation.

    Murong Fu's energy shifting skill received accolade from Tianshan Tonglao (a high authority in MA) as having reached the stage of divinity (which essentially means POP). But it was mentioned that he has yet to reach POP in his native skill, the Shifting North Star.
    忽见柳荫下两个小孩子在哀哀痛哭,瞧模样正是武敦儒、武修文兄弟。郭芙大声叫道:「喂,你们在干甚麽?」武 修文回头见是郭芙,哭道:「我们在哭,你不见麽?」

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    Quote Originally Posted by PJ View Post
    Just to add to the list, Madam Yue (Yue Buqun's wife) was described as having achieved POP in energy manipulation.
    Really? I thought Ning Zhongzhe's POP is in swordplay. Must've remembered it incorrectly.

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    This just in: The founder of Ancient Tomb, Miss Lin Chaoying, was annotated to have reached POP!
    忽见柳荫下两个小孩子在哀哀痛哭,瞧模样正是武敦儒、武修文兄弟。郭芙大声叫道:「喂,你们在干甚麽?」武 修文回头见是郭芙,哭道:「我们在哭,你不见麽?」

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    Quote Originally Posted by leorio View Post
    Really? I thought Ning Zhongzhe's POP is in swordplay. Must've remembered it incorrectly.
    It was her supreme control of internal energy, and the ability to redirect it in the blink of an eye, that earned her a praise in POP.
    忽见柳荫下两个小孩子在哀哀痛哭,瞧模样正是武敦儒、武修文兄弟。郭芙大声叫道:「喂,你们在干甚麽?」武 修文回头见是郭芙,哭道:「我们在哭,你不见麽?」

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    Madam Yue's feat is actually quite impressive. If everyone could thrust with full power as she did, and then shatter their sword so that you clearly obtained victory but also don't harm the other person, it would result in a lot of duels to the death not being to the death.

    Why couldn't Wuji have done this the moment his sword made contact with Fang Dongbai's arm, or anyone else in a similar circumstance?

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    slightly off topic, but has XF reached the PEAK OF PERFECTION in drinking, since he never gets drunk?

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    Adding to the list, Huang Rong reached POP in beginning of ROCH:

    两人在桃花岛潜心苦修,内力已臻化境...
    忽见柳荫下两个小孩子在哀哀痛哭,瞧模样正是武敦儒、武修文兄弟。郭芙大声叫道:「喂,你们在干甚麽?」武 修文回头见是郭芙,哭道:「我们在哭,你不见麽?」

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