View Poll Results: To the entire world, who is the most famous Jin Yong hero?

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  • GUO *stubborn and slow* JING (LOCH)

    14 33.33%
  • YANG *street smart and woe is me* GUO (ROCH)

    16 38.10%
  • XIAO "born warrior" FENG (DGSD)

    4 9.52%
  • DUAN "stalker" YU (DGSD)

    2 4.76%
  • ZHANG "let's settle this peacefully" WUJI (HSDS)

    3 7.14%
  • LINGHU "Surprising Position!" CHONG (SPW)

    1 2.38%
  • HU "BRAIN GOD" FEI (FOX)

    0 0%
  • CHEN "People hate me" JIALUO (B.S)

    1 2.38%
  • WEI "Rapist" XIAOBAO (DOMD)

    1 2.38%
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Thread: Who do you think is the most famous -Jin Yong- hero (in reality)

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    Default Who do you think is the most famous -Jin Yong- hero (in reality)

    Unlike Gu Long's most famous hero, I doubt Jin Yong heroes are as universally famous.

    But who, just who, is the most famous to the overall population of the Earth?

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    Personally, I believe the most famous one is Wei Xiaobao. He is extremely popular among women and children, for his youthfulness and playfulness. Even when I explained to a girl friend his rapist behavior, she still likes him.
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    definitely yang guo, with guo jing coming in second.

    back when i had no clue who jin yong was, I had heard of yang guo and xiao long nu, even though i had no idea who the hell they were.

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    actually in thailand guo jing is very famous. he's known as a great leader. and his name is used often when people discuss chinese series. so even though i personally don't like that guy all that much.. okay i hate the guy.. but my vote would go to him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuGu View Post
    actually in thailand guo jing is very famous. he's known as a great leader. and his name is used often when people discuss chinese series. so even though i personally don't like that guy all that much.. okay i hate the guy.. but my vote would go to him.
    This is the kind of impartiality I'm looking for. Even if you don't like the guy, let's give credit where it's due.

    Great examplifism.
    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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    I just put the names between double quotation marks and google them. Guo Jing is most likely the most famous character with 122000 results. Yang Guo comes quite close behind him with around 90000 results. The second runner-up place belongs to Qiao Feng with around 25000 results. Surprisingly Wei Xiaobao receives only 2900 votes, a disappointment for this guy as The duke of mount deer is the only JY's long novel that has ever officially been translated into English.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wuyuejin View Post
    I just put the names between double quotation marks and google them. Guo Jing is most likely the most famous character with 122000 results. Yang Guo comes quite close behind him with around 90000 results. The second runner-up place belongs to Qiao Feng with around 25000 results. Surprisingly Wei Xiaobao receives only 2900 votes, a disappointment for this guy as The duke of mount deer is the only JY's long novel that has ever officially been translated into English.
    We need to distinguish between fame and popularity, because they're not the same thing. Osama Bin-Laden is very famous in the West, but you wouldn't exactly call him popular.

    Wai Siu Bo is probably just as well known as Gwok Jing or Yeung Gor, but he probably is less popular than either of them.

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    It might be Yang Guo, probably because of the popularity of ROCH. Guo Jing and Wei Xiaobao would come close.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Cheng View Post
    We need to distinguish between fame and popularity, because they're not the same thing. Osama Bin-Laden is very famous in the West, but you wouldn't exactly call him popular.

    Wai Siu Bo is probably just as well known as Gwok Jing or Yeung Gor, but he probably is less popular than either of them.
    I know there're differences between fame and popularity. The question of the thread starter is "who is the most famous...?". On the internet, Guo Jing is more widely known than Yang Guo is, isn't that a proof that he is the most famous character?

    Edit: It seems that Guo Jing is only famous than Yang Guo to English-using internet users because when I google by their Chinese names, Yang Guo's results pwns Guo Jing's by a large margin.
    Last edited by wuyuejin; 08-26-08 at 02:12 AM.
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    i vote for GJ.

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    In terms of name recognition, I say XIAO LONG NU thumps em all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CC View Post
    In terms of name recognition, I say XIAO LONG NU thumps em all.
    Only because she's named after a very popular dumpling.

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    Some of them are really popular and hard to decide. But I can say who are NOT the most popular.

    Chen Jialuo, Duan Yu, Xu Zhu, Xiao Feng, Hu Fei.

    Wei Xiaobao might take it.

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    I was thinking whether who would be the most famous ***Wuxia*** hero (in reality).
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    Zhang Wuji is very popular in Vietnam as is Gou Jing.
    You do know that it is just fiction, dont you?

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    Guo Jing for me. Though Yeung Gor is definitely close.

    Others that were not mentioned are "Sword Demon" DGKB himself and C3F.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wuyuejin View Post
    I just put the names between double quotation marks and google them. Guo Jing is most likely the most famous character with 122000 results. Yang Guo comes quite close behind him with around 90000 results. The second runner-up place belongs to Qiao Feng with around 25000 results. Surprisingly Wei Xiaobao receives only 2900 votes, a disappointment for this guy as The duke of mount deer is the only JY's long novel that has ever officially been translated into English.
    Did they translate his name to like Little Trinket or something, that might be the reason for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Felix View Post
    Others that were not mentioned are "Sword Demon" DGKB himself and C3F.
    How can we forget ZSF? He's probably more famous than GJ and YG.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Extremer88 View Post
    How can we forget ZSF? He's probably more famous than GJ and YG.
    He probably was the most famous in JY wulin as well, as him being alive for so long.

    BTW, for women, is it basically just between Huang Rong and Little Dragon Girl?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Extremer88 View Post
    How can we forget ZSF? He's probably more famous than GJ and YG.
    Jin Yong didn't entirely create Cheung 3 Fung, however. The Cheung 3 Fung character that appeared in HSDS was Jin Yong's interpretation of Taoist mythology and perhaps several conflated historical persons.

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