Big Demon Heads
SPW is the most (and only) speed-centric novel. In previous works, Jin Yong has always emphasized on internal energy (根基打好，内力雄强，则一切平庸招数使将出来都能发挥极大威力，这一节萧峰自是深知 - DGSD chapter 21). In SPW, speed seems to conquer all, but this is not the case in his previous works. There are flashes of internal energy greatness in SPW, but there too are flashes of speed greatness of the Great-level fighters in Pre-SPW works:
ROCH chapter 3
The taoists now saw that Guo Jing suddenly intensified his speed. His shadow moved about in the formation like lightning flashes. It was nearly impossible to spot his whereabout at any given moment. Witnessing such great display of speed, their heads became dizzy, and their offensive power immediately degraded.
DGSD chapter 22
Xiao Feng was simply lightning fast to a fighter of the 3 Evils' calibre. Evil #3 Divine Croc was cursing Xiao Feng, and before he know it Xiao (while holding Duan Zhengchun in his arms mind you--no gay comments please) had rushed next to him and tossed his a$$ far away. Xiao Feng was so fast that Divine Croc could do absolutely nothing about the attack. And Xiao Feng was barehanded. I think this is as impressive as Dongfang Bubai vs Linghu Chong. Even when Divine Croc < Lingchu Chong, but I believe Xiao Feng could have unleashed more wrath on the Evil if he really wanted to. He just didn't have a reason to "da kai sha jie" that time.
Because speed was not the emphasis of DGSD and Trilogy, we don't see too much display of great speed (with the exception of Little Dragon Girl whose specialty is speed). But when we do see it, it is nevertheless quite impressive.
Last edited by PJ; 05-06-07 at 12:27 PM.
Originally Posted by CC
Agree with PJ. Those instances he mentioned showed GJ and XF with speed descriptions not too far from DFBB.
Anyway, starting off with GJ-ZWJ, XF-DFBB and H7G-YDT/RWX is not the way.
Have H7G use the less energy intensive Dog Beating Stick to hold off DFBB. GJ uses his L/R tech and Kong Ming to hold ZWJ. XF goes all out with Dragon Palms to take RWX or YDT ASAP. Once RWX or YDT is KO'ed, it should be easy enough.
Originally Posted by CC
in the scenario u put it, it'd be interesting to see how Vacant Fist works against Tai Chi Fist, however, i think it'd work EVEN better for Team Northern Heroes if GJ was fighting against RWX and YDT and XF on ZWJ. imo, GJ seems to be able to handle skilled multi-opponents better than XF due to his application of 9 Yin Manual energy conservation and Big Dipper Formation (yeap i lost a lil faith in XF when he couldn't own it against YTZ+MRF). XF can still give ZWJ a run for his money. H7G prolly can't score a win against DFBB but hey he's there to buy time and with his skills, it can be doable.
and FlamboyantLife, the situation was getting direr by the moment for Central Plains Wulin. Team Northern Heroes certainly are not pussies, they believe that their skills are sufficient to take out any Team of Big Demon Heads and that something hadta be done ASAP, to prevent any immediate harm to Beggar Clan (u know how tight those 3 are to them Beggars).
it seems like from the vote results so far that Team Big Demon Heads are pulling further ahead. the numerical factor in the team war (4 on 3) seems to be weighing against Team Northern Heroes? or is it something else?
Perhaps due to the current overhyping of DFBB's scarcely believable (relative) speed and ZWJ's "magical" combination of 9 Yang + QKDNY (which incidently fails to help ZWJ in dealing with far inferior fighters in a fashion you'd expect).
2. I doubt even ZWJ can redirect a great's hit, let alone YDT (who probably is only Du monk level when he died)
3. I doubt RWX will get to use XXDF against a great. If he does it might hasten his death, esp when he does that laugh (first time he got poked in the eye, the next time he just fell down dead).
4. Shows how much you know about DFBB's love interest.
5. My bet is on XF.
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this ones the tightest team war yet. tied at 10:10. the ones i usually have up usually result in 3:2 or 3:1 ratio. satisfied with this one atm.
On the plus side, in support of the Big Demon Heads, I've finally got an avatar!