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    Luke Skywalker (= Western Zhang Sanfeng):





    "Mount Wudang" (and Jedi temple), home of Luke Skywalker:





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    The real life Mount Wudang (historical residence of Zhang Sanfeng):





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    Like mother (Padme), like daughter (Leia) part #1.

    Images below show: i. Padme (= in XLN's favorite dress color, except the '98 Taiwan & anime), and ii. Leia's trademark hair buns ( = XLN's "dumplings" on her head in '83 & '14 ROCH adaptations)






    1983 TV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFdRQoP5v5g

    1995 TV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3P9T43BpIk (My favorite one!)

    1998 TV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3QT70LVtNc

    2001 Anime: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGejeMd-soo (2nd favorite)

    2006 TV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jssz_n7fRgM

    2014 TV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVLx9fRumSQ

    (Openings/clips of the various adaptations of ROCH)
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    XLN cosplay:







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    Other nice XLN depictions:





    (Above one looks the coolest!)




    Anakin Skywalker to Padmé Amidala (= Western Xiao Long Nu):



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    Padmé Amidala (= Western Gugu) with boy Anakin Skywalker (= Western Yang Guo; but later he turns evil and becomes Western Yang Kang):






    Like mother (Padmé Amidala) like daughter (Princess Leia, or as in HSDS great granddaughter) part #2:




    (Above: Padmé has hair buns just like Princess Leia's [below].)


    Princess Leia (= Western Yellow Robed Maiden):






    (Leia doesn't always wear white. Above: A "Maroon Skimpy-Robed Maiden"...)
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    The Viceroy (= Western Prince Huodu, Jinlun's 3rd student):




    The Viceroy's illegal blockade of Naboo trade and forcing Queen Amidala to sign their treaty (signing treaty = legal "marriage" document) = Prince Huodu appearing before Tomb Sect proposing marriage to Xiao Long Nu (by force):




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    Inside the Naboo Palace (= Western Tomb of the Living Dead):








    The Tomb of the Living Dead from ROCH (2014) adaptation:


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    Some type of special chamber within the Palace / Tomb:





    "Jam(ming) the door [of the Naboo Palace] shut" / Automatic sliding door of the Tomb of the Living Dead:





    VIDEO of above sliding door action: www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3P9T43BpIk&time_continue=43 (time_continue = 0:43)
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    Gungans (= Western Quanzhen Sect):





    Subtle hint at the Taoist (or Buddhist) root of the Quanzhen Sect:






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    Millennium Falcon (= Western Giant Condor):




    Millennium Falcon saves Luke Skywalker (hanging from a pole of Cloud City after losing hand) / Giant Condor "saves" Yang Guo after his arm was severed:







    Tie Fighters attack Millennium Falcon afterwards / Like snakes attacking Giant Condor:





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    Luke Skywalker doing hand-stand Jedi training:





    Yang Guo going upside-down to expel poison from his body:



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    EDIT: Re-posted below in greater details.
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    By the way, Sun Tzu's The Art of War is treated like the Bible by the US military. All American military commanders are required to read it. It does not surprise me at all to see the West revere other Chinese literature, like Jin Yong's works, just as much in their other industries, like entertainment... hence why their STAR WARS is just a Western Adapatation, no make that a clone, of Jin Yong's works.



    Where literature is concerned, in the real world, the pecking order goes like this:


    Japan copies from (Goku/Inuyasha/Naruto/etc. are clones of Sun Wukong) -> US copies from (STAR WARS is a clone of LOCH/ROCH/HSDS so far) -> China (originator of literature)


    Therefore, where literature is concerned:


    China (2000 y/o civilization) >>> USA (hundreds y/o civilization)

    China (the Big Brother) >>>>>> Japan (the Little Brother)
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    The (Main) Villain of STAR WARS Had Always Been Some Sort of Priest:


    (Above: Darth Maul appears to be some sort of underling Priest [with bald head] to the great monk Darth Sidious)

    http://redlettermedia.com/plinkett/s...hantom-menace/

    Finally some forcer users studied the force deeply and became priests. They realized that the force was in all things and was meant to be user for the good of all people collectively. But others disagreed, they felt what was the use of having these powers if they couldn't use them to benefit their own tribe or kingdom or family. There was a great divide and the priests became known as Jedi and others became Sith.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php...es#Saber_throw

    Conceptual origin [of the lightsaber]

    There are several literary precedents in science fiction for a "sword" of pure energy that can cut through anything, notably:

    Edmond Hamilton's story Kaldar: World of Antares[3] (published 1933 in the April issue of The Magic Carpet Magazine). It was reprinted in one of Donald A. Wollheims well-known and widely-read Science Fiction anthologies, Swordsmen in the Sky, Ace Books 79276, 1964, and thus readily available to the Science Fiction reader community of the 1960s and 1970s.

    Fritz Leiber's Gather Darkness (1943): the priests' "rods of wrath" (energy projections) only end where they cut into solid matter, so that a single duel led to numerous casualties of bystanders and charred scores across all nearby walls.[4]

    Isaac Asimov's Lucky Starr series (1952): The force-blade is "a short shaft of stainless steel" which can project a force field that can cut through anything, making it "the most vicious weapon in the galaxy." Asimov's force-blade expands on his earlier invention of "a penknife with a force-field blade," first used in his Foundation novel (1951).[5]

    Gordon R. Dickson's Wolfling (1969): the rod “… something in appearance like a cross between the flame of a welding torch and the arc of a static electricity charge crackled from the end of the rod … even as it burst from the end of the rod … the discharge from Galyan’s rod met the discharge from Slothiel’s head on, and the two lines of white fire splashed harmlessly into an aurora of sparks, …".[6][7]

    Larry Niven's Ringworld (1970): Louis Wu uses his "flashlight laser" as a sword of indefinite length.[8]

    M. John Harrison's The Pastel City (1971): the energy baan are used by the Methven, an order of knights sworn to protect their empire.[8]

    Western monks / Eastern monks:




    Darth Sidious / The Golden Wheel Monk:



    (Emperor Palpatine is the only monk faction [+ Anakin Skywalker] whose members are known to have golden irises = "Golden Wheel" monk when fully venturing into the Dark Side)


    Supreme Leader Snoke in SW: TFA / Cheng Kun in Heaven Sword & Dragon Saber:



    (No, Snoke isn't modeled after Lord Voldemort's dad, but true to the episodes that came before it, a bald-headed S h a o l i n monk, aka Cheng Kun from HSDS.

    There are 2 types of priests in STAR WARS. 1. The Mongolian ones like Darth Maul (Da'Erba) / Emperor Palpatine (GWM) wear the brotherhood robes. 2. Snoke is based on Chinese [Shaolin] monk, hence why he looks different than the previous priests, but he's still a monk...)
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    Supreme Leader Snoke in deep meditation (or at least where his character design came from --- the main villain in Heaven Sword & Dragon Saber, the basis of the STAR WARS Sequel Trilogy is a Shaolin monk):





    A little OT, but this is my favorite Shaolin Kung Fu demonstration.

    Will Snoke fight like this in SW Episode IX?

    (The Shaolin practitioner held back, but he would have landed two kicks, one right before the flying kick, while the TaeKwonDo guy landed none):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XB4D-3jxDU (Shaolin Monk vs TaeKwonDo Master)
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    Palpatine vying for power in STAR WARS Episodes I-III / Golden Wheel Monk striving to become "Leader of the Martial Arts Realm" in LOCH anime (2001) [title is LOCH, but actual story is ROCH]:






    More character correlations from the Legend of the Condor Heroes anime (2001) [left to right in top image below: Da'Erba, Jinlun Guoshi (GWM), Huodu]:





    And, if Maul looks too skinny/lightweight compared to the heavy-weight Da'Erba above, then try this more muscular Maul:



    (Maul wears the priest's hooded robe. Da'Erba has priest beads/amulets around his neck)
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    Mother (Bao Xiruo) and Son (Yang Kang) adopted into noble family:




    Mother and Son (Shmi & Anakin Skywalker) were "adopted" slaves to some intergalactic businessman (the kind of butchering LucasArts did to the original Jin Yong story):




    Hmm, which one circumstance would I choose, if I were in their shoes...
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Offici...United_Nations

    Official languages of the United Nations

    The official languages of the United Nations are the six languages that are used in UN meetings, and in which all official UN documents are written. In alphabetical order, they are:

    Arabic (Literary Arabic)
    Chinese (Standard Chinese, Simplified Chinese characters)[1][2]
    English (British spelling)[3]
    French
    Russian
    Spanish

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    History

    The Charter of the United Nations, its 1945 constituent document, did not expressly provide for official languages of the UN. The Charter was enacted in five languages (Chinese, French, Russian, English, and Spanish) and provided (in Article 111) that the five texts are equally authentic.

    In 1946, the first session of the United Nations General Assembly adopted rules of procedure concerning languages that purported to apply to "all the organs of the United Nations, other than the International Court of Justice", setting out five official languages and two working languages[clarification needed] (English and French).[11]

    The following year, the second session of the General Assembly adopted permanent rules of procedure, Resolution 173 (II). The part of those rules relating to language closely followed the 1946 rules, except that the 1947 rules did not purport to apply to other UN organs, just the General Assembly.[12]

    Meanwhile, a proposal had been in the works to add Spanish as a third working language[clarification needed] in addition to English and French. This was adopted in Resolution 262 (III), passed on 11 December 1948.[12][13]

    In 1968, Russian was added as a working language[clarification needed] of the General Assembly so that, of the GA's five official languages, four (all but Chinese) were working languages[clarification needed].[14][15]

    In 1973, the General Assembly made Chinese a working language and added Arabic as both an official language and working language of the GA. Thus all six official languages were also working languages. Arabic was made an official and working language of "the General Assembly and its Main Committees", whereas the other five languages had status in all GA committees and subcommittees (not just the main committees). The Arab members of the UN had agreed to pay the costs of implementing the resolution, for three years.[16][17][18]

    In 1980, the General Assembly got rid of this final distinction, making Arabic an official and working language of all its committees and subcommittees, as of 1 January 1982. At the same time, the GA requested the Security Council to include Arabic among its official and working languages, and the Economic and Social Council to include Arabic among its official languages, by 1 January 1983.[19]

    As of 1983, the Security Council (like the General Assembly) recognized six official and working languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish.[20]

    In the Economic and Social Council, as of 1992, there are six official languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish) of which three are working languages (English, French, and Spanish).[21] Later, Arabic, Chinese, and Russian were added as working languages in the Economic and Social Council.[22]

    The United Nations Secretariat uses two working languages: English and French. All Secretaries-General have had a working knowledge of both languages.

    Hmm, 1973 was when Chinese was acknowledged as being very useful to the UN, which means that it had already been widely used prior to this date. Hint hint as to why a certain producer/director decided he needed to "look towards" Jin Yong for inspiration on re-creating/adapting/cloning for the Western audience one of the most popular franchises in cinema history...

    By 1983 Chinese became official in the UN. But it was already too late, the early bird helmsman already picked up the best work from China...


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    Westerners have been ripping off China for centuries. America's gun craze is only made possible b/c of a Chinese invention called gunpowder. Now, it appears Jin Yong is to be the latest victim of such "Western" inspirations...


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...ese_inventions

    China has been the source of many innovations, scientific discoveries and inventions.[1] This includes the Four Great Inventions: papermaking, the compass, gunpowder, and printing (both woodblock and movable type). The list below contains these and other inventions in China attested by archaeology or history.

    Well, actually, the fifth great Chinese invention in recent times is The Art of War by Sun Tzu. American military studies it religiously. It forms the modus operandi for American military commanders and their strategic planning. For example, where Americans got their dumb-arse idea to place THAAD in South Korea from (b/c they are scared of Chinese ballistic missiles/HGVs):

    "It is the rule in war, if ten times the enemy's strength, surround them; if five times, attack them; if double, be able to divide them; if equal, engage them; if fewer, defend against them; if weaker, be able to avoid them."

    -- The Art of War by Sun Tzu
    Same strategy used by the Viets to place rocket launchers on illegally occupied Nansha islands recently. (Americans probably advised the Viets to do this, and Americans got this silly idea from the same place they got their idea for SK THAAD: The Art of War)
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