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    Default OMG moments in Jinyong's books: DGSD, Condor Trilogy, and the Smiling, Proud Wanderer

    Category 1: Martial arts/fight underperformace/overperformance.

    Category 2:
    -Feats like Xiao Feng massacring entire sect.
    -Yang Guo at conclusion of 6 year ocean training was able to repel massive waves.
    -Yideng being able to withstand and survive QQR's many Iron Palms.

    Category 3: Anything that is not covered.

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    There are so many, and this is my personal OMG list from when I read the books:
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    1) DGSD: Shaolin monk Xuannan was too easily defeated and poisoned by Ding Chunqiu. He was the Head of Bodhidharma Hall and was described to be around Ding Chunqiu’s level, and just before the fight he was REMINDED by Xue Muhua that they should be careful around Ding Chunqiju’s poison and ‘hua gong da fa’.
    This is from chapter 13 of DGSD – edition 2
    丁春秋一摸長須,說道:「少林高僧,果真功力非凡,老夫今日來領教領教。」說著邁步而上,左掌輕飄飄的向玄 難拍來。玄難素知丁老怪周身劇毒,又擅「化功大法,不敢稍有怠忽,猛地里雙掌齊舞,立時向丁春秋連續擊出一 十八掌,這一十八掌連環而出,左掌尚未收轉,右掌已然擊出,快速無倫,令丁春秋絕無使毒的絲毫餘暇。這少林 派「快掌」果然威力極強,只逼得丁春秋不斷倒退,玄難擊出了一十八掌,丁春摟便退了一十八步。玄難一十掌打 完,雙腿鴛鴦連環,又迅捷無比的踢出了古六腿,腿影飄飄,直瞧不清他踢出的到底是左腿還是右腿。丁春秋展動 身形,忽速閃避,這三十六腿堪堪避過,卻聽得拍拍兩聲,肩頭已中了兩拳,原來玄難踢到最後兩腿時,同時揮拳 擊出。丁春秋避過了腿踢,終於避不開拳打。丁春秋道:「好厲害!」身子晃了兩晃。玄難只覺頭腦一陣眩暈,登 時恍恍惚惚的若有所失。他情知不妙,丁春秋衣衫上喂有劇毒,適才他兩拳,已中暗算,當即呼一口氣,體內真氣 流轉,左手拳又向丁春秋打去。丁春秋揮右拳擋住他拳頭,跟著左拳猛力拍出。玄難中毒後轉身不靈,難以閃避, 只得挺右濱相抵。到此地步,已是高後比拼真力,玄難心下暗驚:「我決不能跟他比拼內力!」 但若拳上上不使內力,對方內力震來,立時便是臟腑碎裂,明知已著了道兒,卻不得不運內力抵擋。這一運勁,但 覺內力源源不絕的向外飛散,再也凝聚不起。不到一盞茶時他,丁春秋哈哈一笑,聳一聳肩,拍的一聲,玄難撲在 地下,全身虛脫。

    I thought this was pathetic. I know that for the story to continue Xuannan had to lose, but he went out like a rookie. He was not some secluded Shaolin monk who had never ventured out; he was a renowned expert. Obviously, Jin Yong did not want to put too much thought and effort in a non-essential duel, and I understand that. However, with our wuxia logic, it doesn’t make sense.

    2) Again DGSD: Sweeper monk taking out Murong Bo within one stance.

    3) Loch: Huang Yaoshi getting whisked in the chest by Qiu Chuji.
    丘处机大惊,叫道:“快回原位!”但听得拍拍拍拍四声响过,谭、刘、郝、孙四人脸上都吃了一掌。丘处机见眼 前青光闪动,迎面一掌劈来,掌影好不飘忽,不知向何处挡架才是,情急中袍袖急振,向黄药师胸口横挥出去。丘 处机武功为七子之首,这一拂实是非同小可。黄药师过于轻敌,竟被他袍袖拂中,胸口一疼,急忙运气护住,左手 翻上,已抓住袍袖,跟着右手直取丘处机双目。丘处机奋力回挣,袍袖断裂

    4) Huang Yaoshi being overwhelmed by the Six Masters of Quanzhen and Guo Jing. – Chapter 34 (edition 2)
    天罡北斗阵法滚滚推动,攻势连绵不绝。黄药师连抢数次,始终不能将郭靖逼开,心中焦躁起来,每当用强猛冲, 全真诸子必及时救援,欲待回身下杀手先破阵法,北斗阵越缩越小,合围之势已成。

    纵身离开北斗星位,抢到“天璇”。他此时武功已胜全真诸子,兼之精通阵法奥妙,一加推动,阵势威力大增。北 斗阵本以“天权”为主,但他一入阵,枢纽移至“天璇”,阵法立时变幻。这奇势本来不及正势坚稳,但黄药师一 时之间参详不透,虽有女儿相助,仍是难以抵挡,幸而全真诸子下手各守分寸,只郭靖一人性命相搏,黄药师勉强 还可支撑。斗到分际,郭靖愈逼愈近。他有诸子为援,黄药师伤他不得,只得连使轻功绝技,方避开了他势若疯虎 的连环急攻。

    5) ROCH: Guo Jing breaking/storming the Grand Dipper Formation and outmanoeuvring 98 Quanzhen disciples. – Chapter 3

    6) ROCH: Guo Jing in chapter 21 where he was surrounded by an army and fighting of the Golden Wheel Monk, Xiaoxiang Zi, Nimoxing and Yin Kexi and even injuring Yin Kexi within two stances.
    当下右手回转,一招“神龙摆尾”,已抓住了尹克西的金鞭。尹克西待要抖鞭回击,鞭梢已入敌手,当即顺著对方 一扯之势,和身向郭靖扑去,左手中已多了一柄明晃晃的匕首。这一招以攻为守,乃是十八小擒拿手的绝招。郭靖 叫道:“好!”双手同施擒拿,右手仍是抓住金鞭不放,左手迳来夺他匕首。这时右手夺他右手兵刃,左手夺他左 手兵刃,双手已成交叉之势。尹克西满拟这一匕首刺出,敌人非放脱金鞭而闪避匕首不可,岂知他连匕首也要一并 夺去。就在这时,国师的金轮和潇湘子的杆棒已同时攻到。郭靖一扯金龙鞭不下,大喝一声,一股罡气自金鞭上传 了过去。尹克西胸口犹如被大铁锤重重一击,眼前金星乱舞,哇的一声,喷出一口鲜血。郭靖已放脱金鞭,回手招 架。尹克西自知受伤不轻,慢慢退开,在地下盘膝而坐,气运丹田,忍住鲜血不再喷出。

    7) ROCH: Little Dragon Girl outmanoeuvring Xiaoxiang Zi, Nimoxing and Yin Kexi and she actually could have killed them all; especially when Yin Kexi’s was injured. After injuring him, she could have killed him and finished the other two off as well, that is my theory though.

    突然间尹克西右臂下垂,大叫:“不好!”原来三柄长剑飞去,正好和他的软鞭缠在一起。他守得虽然严密,但这 三柄剑均是从潇湘子和尼摩星的兵刃上碰撞出来,三剑齐至,莫名其妙的缠在他鞭上。尹克西用力一抖,甩脱三剑 ,但正当他软鞭将起未起之际,小龙女长剑刺出,尹克西腕上剧痛,软鞭已把持不住。但听呛啷一声,金龙软鞭落 地。小龙女左掌连挥,七八柄长剑激飞而出,分刺三人,跟著双手各接住一柄长剑,身形幌处,从尹克西身前跃出 。尹克西手腕受伤,兵刃落地,这洞墙铁壁般的包围圈子立时破了,眼见她双剑如两道电光似的闪动,忙向後急退 。小龙女的轻功比这三人都高,一提气,直奔殿後,追赶赵志敬去了。

    8) ROCH: Wang Chongyang in chapter 31. This is my head canon, and I am not going to debate anyone on this one (because I did so many years ago and it was contentious and is still going to be open to interpretation. 丘处机等心想:“若是先师在世,自能胜得过他们,周师叔大概也胜他们一筹,但若同时受这四人围攻,十九要抵 敌不住。”

    I can envision Wang Chongyang at the end of his life taking on four experts like the Golden Wheel Monk, Nimoxing, Xiaoxiang Zi and Yin Kexi and defeating them after one hell of a fight. Again, this is just my speculation.

    9) HSDS: Zhang Sanfeng and Gangxiang in chapter 24: I was surprised that Kongxiang was an enemy. He should get an Emmy or Oscar nomination for his acting. His surprise attack with the Great Pranya Palms to hit Zhang Sanfeng and Zhang casually smashing Gangxiang’s skull was suprising and an OMG moment for me.

    张三丰见空相伏地久久不起,哭泣甚哀,便伸手相扶,说道:“空相师兄,少林武当本是一家,此仇非报不可…… ”他刚说到这个“可”字,冷不防砰的一声,空相双掌一齐击在他小腹之上。这一下变故突如其来,张三丰武功之 深,虽已到了从心所欲、无不如意的最高境界,但哪能料到这位身负血仇、远来报讯的少林高僧,竟会对自己忽施 袭击?在一瞬之间,他还道空相悲伤过度,以致心智迷糊,昏乱之中将自己当作了敌人,但随即知道不对,小腹上 所中掌力,竟是少林派外门神功“金刚般若掌”,但觉空相竭尽全身之劲,将掌力不绝的催送过来,脸白如纸,嘴 角却带狞笑。张无忌、俞岱岩、明月三人蓦地见此变故,也都惊得呆了。俞岱岩苦在身子残废,不能上前相助师父 一臂之力。张无忌年轻识浅,在这一刹那间,还没领会到空相竟是意欲立毙太师父于掌底。两人只惊呼了一声,便 见张三丰左掌挥出,拍的一声轻响,击在空相的天灵盖上。这一掌其软如绵,其坚胜铁,空相登时脑骨粉碎,如一 堆湿泥般瘫了下来,一声也没哼出,便即毙命。

    10) Smiling Proud Wanderer: Xiang Wentian in chapter 18 facing both martial artists from orthodox schools and the Sun and Moon Cult. He was literally killing it in that chapter.

    11) SPW: Dongfang Bubai against Ren Woxing, Linghu Chong, Xiang Wentian and Shangguan Yun (and maybe Ren Yingying) and killing Tong Baixiong.

    12) Ode to Gallantry Lords Long and Mu in chapter 19 casually narrating how they blocked the entrance of Shaolin for seven days.
    “我们无法可施,大是烦恼,若说弃之而去,却又无论如何狠不起心。有一日,木兄弟道:‘当今之世,说到武学 之精博,无过于少林高僧妙谛大师,咱们何不请他老人家前来指教一番?’我道:‘妙谛大师隐居十余年,早已不 问世事,就只怕请他不到。’木兄弟道:‘我们何不抄录一两张图解,送到少林寺去请他老人家过目?倘若妙谛大 师置之不理,只怕这图解也未必有如何了不起的地方。咱们兄弟也就不必再去理会这劳什子了。’我道:‘此计大 妙,咱们不妨再录一份,送到武当山愚茶道长那里。少林、武当两派的武功各擅胜场,这两位高人定 有卓见。’
    当下我二人将这图解中的第一图照式绘了,图旁的小字注解也抄得一字不漏,亲自送到少林寺去。不瞒各位说,我 二人初时发现这份古诗图解,略加参研后便大喜若狂,只道但须按图修习,我二人的武功当世再无第三人可以及得 上。但越是修习,越是疑难不解,待得决意去少林寺之时,先前那秘籍自珍、坚不示人的心情,早已消得干干净净 ,只要有人能将我二人心中的疑团死结代为解开,纵使将这份图解公诸天下,亦不足惜了。
    “到得少林寺后,我和木兄弟将图解的第一式封在信封之中,请知客僧递交妙谛大师。知客僧初时不肯,说道妙谛 大师闭关多年,早已与外人不通音问。我二人便各取一个蒲团坐了,堵住了少林寺的大门,直坐了七日七夜,不令 寺中僧人出入。知客僧无奈,才将那信递了进去。” 群雄均想:“他说得轻措淡写,但要将少林寺大门堵住七日七夜,当真谈何容易?其间不知经过了多少场龙争虎斗 。少林群僧定是无法将他二人逐走,这才被迫传信。”

    13) Duke of Mount Deer: Li Xihua in chapter 14. He is a character who will probably never make it in any adaptation. He is the son of general and tactician of Li Zicheng.

    二人又待击第二掌,忽听得屋顶有人一声长笑,说道:“要是我杀了吴三桂呢?”东西屋角上都有人喝问:“什么 人?”天地会守在屋上的人抢近查问。接着拍的一声轻响,一人从屋面跃入天井,厅上长窗无风自开,一个青影迅 捷无伦的闪将进来。
      东边关安基,徐天川,西边柳大洪,吴立身同时出掌张臂相拦。那人轻轻一纵,从四人头顶跃过,已站在陈近 南和沐剑声身前。
      关徐柳吴四人合力,居然没能将此人拦住。此人一足刚落地,四人的手指都已抓在他身上,关安基抓住他右肩 ,徐天川抓住他右胁,柳大洪捏住了他左臂,吴立身则是双手齐施,抓住了他后腰。四人所使的全是上乘的擒拿手 法。那人并不反抗,笑道:“天地会和沐王府是这样对付好朋友么?”
      众人见这人一身青衣长袍,约莫二十三四岁,身形高瘦,瞧模样是个文弱书生。
      陈近南抱拳道:“足下尊姓大名?是好朋友么?”
      那书生笑道:“不是好朋友,也不来了。”突然间身子急缩,似乎成为一个肉团。关安基等四人手中陡然松了 ,都抓了个空。嗤嗤裂帛声中,一团青影向上拔起。
      陈近南一声长笑,右手疾抓。那书生脱却四人掌握,猛感左足踝上陡紧,犹如铁箍一般箍住。他右足疾出,径 踢陈近南面门。这一脚劲力奇大,陈近南顺手提起身旁茶几一挡,拍的一声,一张红木茶几登时粉碎。陈近南右手 甩出,将他往地下掷去。那书生臀部着地,身子却如在水面滑行,在青砖上直溜了出去,溜出数丈,腰一挺,靠墙 站起。关安基,徐天川,柳大洪,吴立身四人手中,各自抓住一块布片,却是将那书生身上青布长袍各自拉了一大 片下来。这几下兔起鹘落,动作迅捷无比。六人出手干净利落,旁观众人看得清楚,忍不住大声喝彩。这中间喝彩 声最响,还是那“铁背苍龙”柳大洪。吴立身连连摇头,脸上却是又惭愧,又佩服的神情。陈近南微笑道:“阁下 既是好朋友,何不请坐喝茶?”那书生拱手道:“这杯茶原是要叨扰的。”踱着方步走近,向众人团团一揖,在最 末的一张椅子上坐下。各人若不是亲眼见他显示身手,真难相信这样一个文质彬彬的书生,竟会身负如此上乘武功 。
      陈近南笑道:“阁下何必太谦?请上座!”
      那书生摇手道:“不敢,不敢!在下得与众位英雄并坐,已是生平最大幸事,又怎敢上座?陈总舵主,你刚才 问我姓名,未及即答,好生失敬。在下姓李,草字西华。”陈近南,柳大洪等听他自报姓名,均想:“武林之中, 没听到有李西华这一号人物,那多半假名了。但少年英雄之中,也没听到有哪一位身具如此武功。”陈近南道:“ 在下孤陋寡闻,江湖上出了阁下这样一位英雄,竟未得知,好生惭愧。”李西华哈哈一笑,道:“人道天地会陈总 舵主待人诚恳,果然名不虚传。你听了贱名,倘若说道:‘久仰,久仰’,在下心中,不免有三分瞧你不起了。在 下初出茅庐,江湖上没半点名头,连我自己也不久仰自己,何况别人?哈哈哈哈!”陈近南微笑道:“今日一会, 李兄大名播于江湖,此后任谁见到李兄,都要说一声‘久仰,’了”这句话实是极高的称誉,人人都听得出来。天 地会,沐王府的四大高手居然拦他不住,抓他不牢,陈近南和他对了两招,也不过略占上风,如此身手,不数日间 自然遐迩知闻。李西华摇手道:“不然,在下适才所使的,都不过是小巧功夫,不免有些旁门左道。这位老爷子使 招‘云中现爪’,抓得我手臂险些断折。这位爱摇头的大胡子朋友双手抓住我后腰,想必是一招‘搏兔手’,抓得 我哭又不是,笑又不是。这位白胡子老公公这招‘白猿取桃’,真把我胁下这块肉作蟠桃儿一般,牢牢拿住,再不 肯放。这位长胡子朋友使的这一手……嗯,嗯。招数巧妙,是不是‘城隍扳小鬼’啊?”关安基左手大拇指一翘, 承认他说得不错。其实这一招本名‘小鬼扳城隍’,他倒转来说,乃是自谦之词。关安基等四人同时出手,抓住他 身子,到他跃起挣脱,不过片刻之间,他竟能将四人所使招数说得丝毫无误,这份见况,似乎在武功 之上。

    14) Duke of Mount Deer Chapter 33: a very messy martial arts situation with Lu Gaoxuan, the Skinny Dhuta, the Fat Dhuta, Wu Liuqi, Li Xihua, Hu Rizhi and later on Feng Xifan.

    瘦头陀一听到“豹胎易筋丸”五字,全身肥肉登时一阵发颤,右臂一曲,放下韦小宝,伸出左手,叫道:“快拿来 。”韦小宝道:“你对我如此无礼,哼!哼!你刚才说甚么话?”瘦头陀突然一纵而前,左手按住了韦小宝后心, 喝道:“快取出解药来。”他这肥手所按之处,正是“大椎穴”,只须掌力一吐,韦小宝心脉立时震 断。
      胖头陀和陆高轩同时叫道:“使不得!”叫声末歇,瘦头陀身上已同时多了三只手掌。老叫化的手掌按住了他 头顶“百会穴”,李西华的手掌按在他后脑的“玉枕穴”,那乡农的手掌却按在他脸上,食中二指分别按在他眼皮 之上。百会、玉枕二穴都是人身要穴,而那乡农的两根手指更是稍一用力便挖出了他眼珠。那瘦头陀实在生得太矮 ,比韦小宝还矮了半个头,以致三人同时出手,都招呼在他那圆圆的脑袋之上,连胸背要穴都按不到。胖头陀和陆 高轩见三人这一伸手,便知均是武学高手,三人倘若同时发劲,只怕立时便将瘦头陀一个肥头挤得稀烂,齐声又叫 :“使不得!”老叫化道:“矮胖子,快放开了手。”瘦头陀道:“他给解药,我便放。”老叫化道:“你不放开 ,我要发力了!”瘦头陀道:“反正是死,那就同归于尽……”突然之间,胖头陀的右掌已搭在老叫化胁下,陆高 轩一掌按住李西华后颈。胖陆二人站得甚近,身上穿的是骁骑营军士服色,老叫化和李西华虽从他二人语气之中知 和瘦头陀相识,没料到这二人竟是武功高强之至,一招之间,便已受制。胖陆二人同时说道:“大家 都放手罢。” 那乡农突从瘦头陀脸上撤开手掌,双手分别按在胖陆二人后心,说道:“还是你们二位先放手。”李西华笑道:“ 哈哈,真是好笑,有趣,有趣!”一撤手掌,快如闪电般一缩一吐,已按上了那乡农的头顶。这一来,韦小宝、瘦 头陀、李西华、陆高轩、胖头陀、乡农、老叫化七人连环受制,每人身上的要害都处于旁人掌底。霎时之间六人便 如泥塑木雕一般,谁都不敢稍动,其中只有韦小宝是制于人而不能制人,至于制住自己要害之人到底是甚么来头, 也只有韦小宝知道,其余六人却均莫名其妙。

    15) Young Flying Fox, Hu Fei in chapter 19 where he defeats Tian Guinong and grabs his sabre at the Heroes Meeting or the Meeting for all the leaders of martial arts schools (edition 3).

    忽听得一人叫道:“且慢,我来斗一斗凤天南。”只见一个形貌狼琐的黄胡子中年人空手跃出,唱名的武官喝道: “西岳华拳门掌门人程灵胡程老师!” 凤天南站起身来,双手横持金棍,说道:“程老师使什么兵刃?”
    胡斐森然道:“那难说得很。”突然猱身直上,欺到端坐在太师椅中的田归农身前,左手食中两根手指“双龙抢珠 ”,戳向田归农双目。这一着人人都是大出意料之外。田归农虽大吃一惊,应变仍是奇速,挥出长剑,挡在面前。 胡斐抽出单刀,展开胡家刀法,顷刻间连砍三十六刀,田归农奋力抵挡,只听得当当当当连响,他剑招也颇为迅捷 ,架开来刀,便想去抽腰间宝刀来削断对方兵刃。
    胡斐刀交左手,使开左手刀法,招招奇变横生,尽从对方意想不到的方位砍削出去。田归农缓不出手来去拔宝刀, 心下暗惊,饶是他身经百战,这门左手刀法也只听父亲说过,未曾在对战之时临敌,当下打醒十二分精神迎战。胡 斐右手戳、挖、点、刺,尽是攻击对手左眼,田归农不住倒退,嚓的一声,左肩中刀。胡斐攻他左眼,目的便是令 他左边露出空隙,这一切砍中他左肩,单刀拖回时故意放缓。田归农一喜,忙伸左手人长衣之下,拔出天龙宝刀, 向胡斐单刀削来。胡斐等待的正是这一削,单刀凝立,左手疾如电闪,已搭上他左臂,顺手一勒,碰到他握住宝刀 的手指,展开小擒拿手中的“九曲折骨法”,一扭一扳,喀喇一声响,田归农左肩中刀后失去了劲力,给他迅速绞 扭,无力換脱,五根手指中登时断了三根,天龙宝刀已给胡斐夹手夺去。胡斐趁着他痛得尖声大叫之际,左掌重重 击出,正中对方胸口,田归农仰天后翻,口喷鲜血。厅上群雄多半忿恨田归农气盛,见他败得如此狼狈,四周彩声 大起。

    16) The Flying Fox of Snowy Mountain: Hu Fei in chapter 9 where he defeats the commander of the imperial guards, Sai Hetu, in three stances.

    赛总管一生自负,那里咽得下这口气去?眼见胡斐虽是浓髯满腮,年纪却轻,心想你本领再强,功力那有我深,然 见他抓住了杜希孟与玄冥子,举重若轻,毫不费力,心下又自忌惮,不敢出口挑战,正自踌躇,胡斐叫道:“来来 来,咱们比划比划。三招之内赢不了你,姓胡的跟你磕头!”
      赛总管正感为难,一听此言,心想:“若要胜你,原无把握,但凭你有天大本领,想在三招之中胜我,除非我 是死人。”他愤极反笑,说道:“很好,姓赛的就陪你走走。”胡斐道:“倘若三招之内你败於我手,那便怎地? ”赛总管道:“任凭你处置便是。赛某是何等样人,那时岂能再有脸面活在世上?不必多言,看招!”说著双拳直 出,猛往胡斐胸口击去。他见胡斐抓住杜玄二人,只怕他以二人身子挡架,当下欺身直进,叫他非撒手放人、回掌 相格不可。
      胡斐待他拳头打到胸口,竟是不闪不挡,突然间胸部向内一缩,将这一拳化解於无形。赛总管万料不到他年纪 轻轻,内功竟如此精湛,心头一惊,防他运劲反击,急忙向后跃开。众人齐声叫道:“第一招!”其实这一招是赛 总管出手,胡斐并未还击,但众人有意偏袒,竟然也算是一招。
      胡斐微微一笑,忽地咳嗽一声,一口唾液激飞而出,猛往赛总管脸上吐去,同时双足“鸳鸯连环”,向前踢出 。
      赛总管吃了一惊,要躲开这一口唾液,不是上跃便是低头缩身,倘若上跃,小腹势非给敌人左足踢中不可,但 如缩身,却是将下颚凑向敌人右足去吃他一脚,这当口上下两难,只得横掌当胸,护住门户,那口唾液噗的一声, 正中双眉之间。本来这样一口唾液,连七八岁小儿也能避开,苦於敌人伏下凶狠后著,令他不得不眼睁睁的挺身领 受。
      众人见他脸上被唾,为了防备敌人突击,竟是不敢伸手去擦,如此狼狈,那“第二招”这一声叫,就远没首次 响亮。
      赛总管心道:“我纵然受辱,只要守紧门户,再接他一招又有何难,到那时且瞧他有何话说?”大声喝道:“ 还剩下一招。上吧!”
      胡斐微微一笑,跨上一步,突然提起杜希孟与玄冥子,迎面向他打去。赛总管早料他要出此招,心下计算早定 :“常言道无毒不丈夫,当此危急之际,非要伤了朋友不可,那也叫做无法。”眼见两人身子横扫而来,立即双臂 一振,猛挥出去。
      胡斐双手抓著两人要穴,待两人身子和赛总管将触未触之际,忽地松手,随即抓住两人非当穴道 处的肌肉。
      杜希孟与玄冥子被他抓住了在空中乱挥,浑浑噩噩,早不知身在何处,突觉穴道松弛,手足能动,不约而同的 四手齐施,打了出去。他二人原意是要挣脱敌人的掌握,是以出手都是各自的生平绝招,决死一拼,狠辣无比。但 听赛总管一声大吼,太阳穴、胸口、小腹、胁下四处同时中招,再也站立不住,双膝一软,坐倒地下。胡斐双手一 放一抓,又已拿住了杜玄二人的要穴,叫道:“第三招!”
      他一言出口,双手加劲,杜玄二人哼也没哼一声,都已晕了过去。这一下重手拿穴,力透经脉,总有高手解救 ,也非十天半月之内所能治愈。他跟著提起二人,顺手往身前另外二人掷去。那二人吃了一惊,只怕杜玄二人又如 对付赛总管那麽对付自己,急忙上跃闪避。胡斐一纵而前,乘二人身在半空、尚未落下之际,一手一个,又已抓住 ,这才转过身来,向赛总管道:“你怎麽说?”

    17) A Deadly Secret the Blood Sabre Monk in chapter seven in which he outsmarted four experts of his own level and managed to get three of them dead and one to surrender. He died shortly afterwards, but that was one interesting fight.

    18) A Qing in chapter seven of the Sword of Yue Maiden where she disarms 2000 soldiers.

    In the Sword Stained with Royal Blood, the Book and the Sword and the short stories 'Twin Blades' and 'White Horse, I didn't find anything remarkably outstanding or underwhelming.

    I'll only do categories two and three if there are more responses to this thread. Otherwise, I have no incentive to continue.
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    I have to take exception to Sweeper Monk. Given how he managed to nullify XF plus MRF's full force attacks at the same time (he didnt divert to the floor or whatever, he just nulled it), how he can outpace XF while injured and carrying MRB and a very bulky XYS and all his other nonsense, taking out MRB in 1 tap doesnt seem that much of an overperformance.
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    1) DGSD: Shaolin monk Xuannan was too easily defeated and poisoned by Ding Chunqiu. He was the Head of Bodhidharma Hall and was described to be around Ding Chunqiu’s level, and just before the fight he was made aware by Xue Muhua that they should be careful around Ding Chunqiju’s poison and ‘hua gong da fa’.
    This is from chapter 13 of DGSD – edition 2
    丁春秋一摸長須,說道:「少林高僧,果真功力非凡,老夫今日來領教領教。」說著邁步而上,左掌輕飄飄的向玄 難拍來。玄難素知丁老怪周身劇毒,又擅「化功大法,不敢稍有怠忽,猛地里雙掌齊舞,立時向丁春秋連續擊出一 十八掌,這一十八掌連環而出,左掌尚未收轉,右掌已然擊出,快速無倫,令丁春秋絕無使毒的絲毫餘暇。這少林 派「快掌」果然威力極強,只逼得丁春秋不斷倒退,玄難擊出了一十八掌,丁春摟便退了一十八步。玄難一十掌打 完,雙腿鴛鴦連環,又迅捷無比的踢出了古六腿,腿影飄飄,直瞧不清他踢出的到底是左腿還是右腿。丁春秋展動 身形,忽速閃避,這三十六腿堪堪避過,卻聽得拍拍兩聲,肩頭已中了兩拳,原來玄難踢到最後兩腿時,同時揮拳 擊出。丁春秋避過了腿踢,終於避不開拳打。丁春秋道:「好厲害!」身子晃了兩晃。玄難只覺頭腦一陣眩暈,登 時恍恍惚惚的若有所失。他情知不妙,丁春秋衣衫上喂有劇毒,適才他兩拳,已中暗算,當即呼一口氣,體內真氣 流轉,左手拳又向丁春秋打去。丁春秋揮右拳擋住他拳頭,跟著左拳猛力拍出。玄難中毒後轉身不靈,難以閃避, 只得挺右濱相抵。到此地步,已是高後比拼真力,玄難心下暗驚:「我決不能跟他比拼內力!」 但若拳上上不使內力,對方內力震來,立時便是臟腑碎裂,明知已著了道兒,卻不得不運內力抵擋。這一運勁,但 覺內力源源不絕的向外飛散,再也凝聚不起。不到一盞茶時他,丁春秋哈哈一笑,聳一聳肩,拍的一聲,玄難撲在 地下,全身虛脫。
    I thought this was pathetic. I know that for the story to continue Xuannan had to lose, but he went out like a rookie. He was not some secluded Shaolin monk who had never ventured out; he was a renowned expert. Obviously, Jin Yong did not want to put too much thought and effort in a non-essential duel, and I understand that. However, with our wuxia logic, it doesn’t make sense.

    2) Again DGSD: Sweeper monk taking out Murong Bo within one stance.

    3) Loch: Huang Yaoshi getting whisked in the chest by Qiu Chuji.
    丘处机大惊,叫道:“快回原位!”但听得拍拍拍拍四声响过,谭、刘、郝、孙四人脸上都吃了一掌。丘处机见眼 前青光闪动,迎面一掌劈来,掌影好不飘忽,不知向何处挡架才是,情急中袍袖急振,向黄药师胸口横挥出去。丘 处机武功为七子之首,这一拂实是非同小可。黄药师过于轻敌,竟被他袍袖拂中,胸口一疼,急忙运气护住,左手 翻上,已抓住袍袖,跟着右手直取丘处机双目。丘处机奋力回挣,袍袖断裂

    4) Huang Yaoshi being overwhelmed by the Six Masters of Quanzhen and Guo Jing. – Chapter 34 (edition 2)
    天罡北斗阵法滚滚推动,攻势连绵不绝。黄药师连抢数次,始终不能将郭靖逼开,心中焦躁起来,每当用强猛冲, 全真诸子必及时救援,欲待回身下杀手先破阵法,北斗阵越缩越小,合围之势已成。

    纵身离开北斗星位,抢到“天璇”。他此时武功已胜全真诸子,兼之精通阵法奥妙,一加推动,阵势威力大增。北 斗阵本以“天权”为主,但他一入阵,枢纽移至“天璇”,阵法立时变幻。这奇势本来不及正势坚稳,但黄药师一 时之间参详不透,虽有女儿相助,仍是难以抵挡,幸而全真诸子下手各守分寸,只郭靖一人性命相搏,黄药师勉强 还可支撑。斗到分际,郭靖愈逼愈近。他有诸子为援,黄药师伤他不得,只得连使轻功绝技,方避开了他势若疯虎 的连环急攻。

    5) ROCH: Guo Jing breaking/storming the Grand Dipper Formation and outmanoeuvring 98 Quanzhen disciples. – Chapter 3

    6) ROCH: Guo Jing in chapter 21 where he was surrounded by an army and fighting of the Golden Wheel Monk, Xiaoxiang Zi, Nimoxing and Yin Kexi and even injuring Yin Kexi within two stances.
    当下右手回转,一招“神龙摆尾”,已抓住了尹克西的金鞭。尹克西待要抖鞭回击,鞭梢已入敌手,当即顺著对方 一扯之势,和身向郭靖扑去,左手中已多了一柄明晃晃的匕首。这一招以攻为守,乃是十八小擒拿手的绝招。郭靖 叫道:“好!”双手同施擒拿,右手仍是抓住金鞭不放,左手迳来夺他匕首。这时右手夺他右手兵刃,左手夺他左 手兵刃,双手已成交叉之势。尹克西满拟这一匕首刺出,敌人非放脱金鞭而闪避匕首不可,岂知他连匕首也要一并 夺去。就在这时,国师的金轮和潇湘子的杆棒已同时攻到。郭靖一扯金龙鞭不下,大喝一声,一股罡气自金鞭上传 了过去。尹克西胸口犹如被大铁锤重重一击,眼前金星乱舞,哇的一声,喷出一口鲜血。郭靖已放脱金鞭,回手招 架。尹克西自知受伤不轻,慢慢退开,在地下盘膝而坐,气运丹田,忍住鲜血不再喷出。

    7) ROCH: Little Dragon Girl outmanoeuvring Xiaoxiang Zi, Nimoxing and Yin Kexi and she actually could have killed them all; especially when Yin Kexi’s was injured. After injuring him, she could have killed him and finished the other two off as well, that is my theory though.
    突然间尹克西右臂下垂,大叫:“不好!”原来三柄长剑飞去,正好和他的软鞭缠在一起。他守得虽然严密,但这 三柄剑均是从潇湘子和尼摩星的兵刃上碰撞出来,三剑齐至,莫名其妙的缠在他鞭上。尹克西用力一抖,甩脱三剑 ,但正当他软鞭将起未起之际,小龙女长剑刺出,尹克西腕上剧痛,软鞭已把持不住。但听呛啷一声,金龙软鞭落 地。小龙女左掌连挥,七八柄长剑激飞而出,分刺三人,跟著双手各接住一柄长剑,身形幌处,从尹克西身前跃出 。尹克西手腕受伤,兵刃落地,这洞墙铁壁般的包围圈子立时破了,眼见她双剑如两道电光似的闪动,忙向後急退 。小龙女的轻功比这三人都高,一提气,直奔殿後,追赶赵志敬去了。

    8) ROCH: Wang Chongyang in chapter 31. This is my head canon, and I am not going to debate anyone on this one (because I did so many years ago and it was contentious and is still going to be open to interpretation. 丘处机等心想:“若是先师在世,自能胜得过他们,周师叔大概也胜他们一筹,但若同时受这四人围攻,十九要抵 敌不住。”
    I can envision Wang Chongyang at the end of his life taking on four experts like the Golden Wheel Monk, Nimoxing, Xiaoxiang Zi and Yin Kexi and defeating after one hell of a fight. Again, this is just my speculation.

    9) HSDS: Zhang Sanfeng and Gangxiang in chapter 24: I was surprised that Kongxiang was an enemy. He should get an Emmy or Oscar nomination for his acting. His surprise attack with the Great Pranya Palms to hit Zhang Sanfeng and Zhang casually smashing Gangxiang’s skull.
    张三丰见空相伏地久久不起,哭泣甚哀,便伸手相扶,说道:“空相师兄,少林武当本是一家,此仇非报不可…… ”他刚说到这个“可”字,冷不防砰的一声,空相双掌一齐击在他小腹之上。这一下变故突如其来,张三丰武功之 深,虽已到了从心所欲、无不如意的最高境界,但哪能料到这位身负血仇、远来报讯的少林高僧,竟会对自己忽施 袭击?在一瞬之间,他还道空相悲伤过度,以致心智迷糊,昏乱之中将自己当作了敌人,但随即知道不对,小腹上 所中掌力,竟是少林派外门神功“金刚般若掌”,但觉空相竭尽全身之劲,将掌力不绝的催送过来,脸白如纸,嘴 角却带狞笑。张无忌、俞岱岩、明月三人蓦地见此变故,也都惊得呆了。俞岱岩苦在身子残废,不能上前相助师父 一臂之力。张无忌年轻识浅,在这一刹那间,还没领会到空相竟是意欲立毙太师父于掌底。两人只惊呼了一声,便 见张三丰左掌挥出,拍的一声轻响,击在空相的天灵盖上。这一掌其软如绵,其坚胜铁,空相登时脑骨粉碎,如一 堆湿泥般瘫了下来,一声也没哼出,便即毙命。

    10) Smiling Proud Wanderer: Xiang Wentian in chapter 18 facing both martial artists from orthodox schools and the Sun and Moon Cult. He was literally killing it in that chapter.

    11) SPW: Dongfang Bubai against Ren Woxing, Linghu Chong, Xiang Wentian and Shangguan Yun (and maybe Ren Yingying) and killing Tong Baixiong.

    12) Ode to Gallantry Lords Long and Mu in chapter 19 casually narrating how they blocked the entrance of Shaolin for seven days.
    “我们无法可施,大是烦恼,若说弃之而去,却又无论如何狠不起心。有一日,木兄弟道:‘当今之世,说到武学 之精博,无过于少林高僧妙谛大师,咱们何不请他老人家前来指教一番?’我道:‘妙谛大师隐居十余年,早已不 问世事,就只怕请他不到。’木兄弟道:‘我们何不抄录一两张图解,送到少林寺去请他老人家过目?倘若妙谛大 师置之不理,只怕这图解也未必有如何了不起的地方。咱们兄弟也就不必再去理会这劳什子了。’我道:‘此计大 妙,咱们不妨再录一份,送到武当山愚茶道长那里。少林、武当两派的武功各擅胜场,这两位高人定 有卓见。’
    当下我二人将这图解中的第一图照式绘了,图旁的小字注解也抄得一字不漏,亲自送到少林寺去。不瞒各位说,我 二人初时发现这份古诗图解,略加参研后便大喜若狂,只道但须按图修习,我二人的武功当世再无第三人可以及得 上。但越是修习,越是疑难不解,待得决意去少林寺之时,先前那秘籍自珍、坚不示人的心情,早已消得干干净净 ,只要有人能将我二人心中的疑团死结代为解开,纵使将这份图解公诸天下,亦不足惜了。
    “到得少林寺后,我和木兄弟将图解的第一式封在信封之中,请知客僧递交妙谛大师。知客僧初时不肯,说道妙谛 大师闭关多年,早已与外人不通音问。我二人便各取一个蒲团坐了,堵住了少林寺的大门,直坐了七日七夜,不令 寺中僧人出入。知客僧无奈,才将那信递了进去。” 群雄均想:“他说得轻措淡写,但要将少林寺大门堵住七日七夜,当真谈何容易?其间不知经过了多少场龙争虎斗 。少林群僧定是无法将他二人逐走,这才被迫传信。”

    13) Duke of Mount Deer: Li Xihua in chapter 14. He is a character who will probably never make it in any adaptation. He is the son of general and tactician of Li Zicheng.
    二人又待击第二掌,忽听得屋顶有人一声长笑,说道:“要是我杀了吴三桂呢?”东西屋角上都有人喝问:“什么 人?”天地会守在屋上的人抢近查问。接着拍的一声轻响,一人从屋面跃入天井,厅上长窗无风自开,一个青影迅 捷无伦的闪将进来。
      东边关安基,徐天川,西边柳大洪,吴立身同时出掌张臂相拦。那人轻轻一纵,从四人头顶跃过,已站在陈近 南和沐剑声身前。
      关徐柳吴四人合力,居然没能将此人拦住。此人一足刚落地,四人的手指都已抓在他身上,关安基抓住他右肩 ,徐天川抓住他右胁,柳大洪捏住了他左臂,吴立身则是双手齐施,抓住了他后腰。四人所使的全是上乘的擒拿手 法。那人并不反抗,笑道:“天地会和沐王府是这样对付好朋友么?”
      众人见这人一身青衣长袍,约莫二十三四岁,身形高瘦,瞧模样是个文弱书生。
      陈近南抱拳道:“足下尊姓大名?是好朋友么?”
      那书生笑道:“不是好朋友,也不来了。”突然间身子急缩,似乎成为一个肉团。关安基等四人手中陡然松了 ,都抓了个空。嗤嗤裂帛声中,一团青影向上拔起。
      陈近南一声长笑,右手疾抓。那书生脱却四人掌握,猛感左足踝上陡紧,犹如铁箍一般箍住。他右足疾出,径 踢陈近南面门。这一脚劲力奇大,陈近南顺手提起身旁茶几一挡,拍的一声,一张红木茶几登时粉碎。陈近南右手 甩出,将他往地下掷去。那书生臀部着地,身子却如在水面滑行,在青砖上直溜了出去,溜出数丈,腰一挺,靠墙 站起。关安基,徐天川,柳大洪,吴立身四人手中,各自抓住一块布片,却是将那书生身上青布长袍各自拉了一大 片下来。这几下兔起鹘落,动作迅捷无比。六人出手干净利落,旁观众人看得清楚,忍不住大声喝彩。这中间喝彩 声最响,还是那“铁背苍龙”柳大洪。吴立身连连摇头,脸上却是又惭愧,又佩服的神情。陈近南微笑道:“阁下 既是好朋友,何不请坐喝茶?”那书生拱手道:“这杯茶原是要叨扰的。”踱着方步走近,向众人团团一揖,在最 末的一张椅子上坐下。各人若不是亲眼见他显示身手,真难相信这样一个文质彬彬的书生,竟会身负如此上乘武功 。
      陈近南笑道:“阁下何必太谦?请上座!”
      那书生摇手道:“不敢,不敢!在下得与众位英雄并坐,已是生平最大幸事,又怎敢上座?陈总舵主,你刚才 问我姓名,未及即答,好生失敬。在下姓李,草字西华。”陈近南,柳大洪等听他自报姓名,均想:“武林之中, 没听到有李西华这一号人物,那多半假名了。但少年英雄之中,也没听到有哪一位身具如此武功。”陈近南道:“ 在下孤陋寡闻,江湖上出了阁下这样一位英雄,竟未得知,好生惭愧。”李西华哈哈一笑,道:“人道天地会陈总 舵主待人诚恳,果然名不虚传。你听了贱名,倘若说道:‘久仰,久仰’,在下心中,不免有三分瞧你不起了。在 下初出茅庐,江湖上没半点名头,连我自己也不久仰自己,何况别人?哈哈哈哈!”陈近南微笑道:“今日一会, 李兄大名播于江湖,此后任谁见到李兄,都要说一声‘久仰,’了”这句话实是极高的称誉,人人都听得出来。天 地会,沐王府的四大高手居然拦他不住,抓他不牢,陈近南和他对了两招,也不过略占上风,如此身手,不数日间 自然遐迩知闻。李西华摇手道:“不然,在下适才所使的,都不过是小巧功夫,不免有些旁门左道。这位老爷子使 招‘云中现爪’,抓得我手臂险些断折。这位爱摇头的大胡子朋友双手抓住我后腰,想必是一招‘搏兔手’,抓得 我哭又不是,笑又不是。这位白胡子老公公这招‘白猿取桃’,真把我胁下这块肉作蟠桃儿一般,牢牢拿住,再不 肯放。这位长胡子朋友使的这一手……嗯,嗯。招数巧妙,是不是‘城隍扳小鬼’啊?”关安基左手大拇指一翘, 承认他说得不错。其实这一招本名‘小鬼扳城隍’,他倒转来说,乃是自谦之词。关安基等四人同时出手,抓住他 身子,到他跃起挣脱,不过片刻之间,他竟能将四人所使招数说得丝毫无误,这份见况,似乎在武功 之上。

    14) Duke of Mount Deer Chapter 33: a very messy martial arts situation with Lu Gaoxuan, the Skinny Dhuta, Wu Liuqi, Li Xihua, Hu Rizhi and later on Feng Xifan.
    瘦头陀一听到“豹胎易筋丸”五字,全身肥肉登时一阵发颤,右臂一曲,放下韦小宝,伸出左手,叫道:“快拿来 。”韦小宝道:“你对我如此无礼,哼!哼!你刚才说甚么话?”瘦头陀突然一纵而前,左手按住了韦小宝后心, 喝道:“快取出解药来。”他这肥手所按之处,正是“大椎穴”,只须掌力一吐,韦小宝心脉立时震 断。
      胖头陀和陆高轩同时叫道:“使不得!”叫声末歇,瘦头陀身上已同时多了三只手掌。老叫化的手掌按住了他 头顶“百会穴”,李西华的手掌按在他后脑的“玉枕穴”,那乡农的手掌却按在他脸上,食中二指分别按在他眼皮 之上。百会、玉枕二穴都是人身要穴,而那乡农的两根手指更是稍一用力便挖出了他眼珠。那瘦头陀实在生得太矮 ,比韦小宝还矮了半个头,以致三人同时出手,都招呼在他那圆圆的脑袋之上,连胸背要穴都按不到。胖头陀和陆 高轩见三人这一伸手,便知均是武学高手,三人倘若同时发劲,只怕立时便将瘦头陀一个肥头挤得稀烂,齐声又叫 :“使不得!”老叫化道:“矮胖子,快放开了手。”瘦头陀道:“他给解药,我便放。”老叫化道:“你不放开 ,我要发力了!”瘦头陀道:“反正是死,那就同归于尽……”突然之间,胖头陀的右掌已搭在老叫化胁下,陆高 轩一掌按住李西华后颈。胖陆二人站得甚近,身上穿的是骁骑营军士服色,老叫化和李西华虽从他二人语气之中知 和瘦头陀相识,没料到这二人竟是武功高强之至,一招之间,便已受制。胖陆二人同时说道:“大家 都放手罢。” 那乡农突从瘦头陀脸上撤开手掌,双手分别按在胖陆二人后心,说道:“还是你们二位先放手。”李西华笑道:“ 哈哈,真是好笑,有趣,有趣!”一撤手掌,快如闪电般一缩一吐,已按上了那乡农的头顶。这一来,韦小宝、瘦 头陀、李西华、陆高轩、胖头陀、乡农、老叫化七人连环受制,每人身上的要害都处于旁人掌底。霎时之间六人便 如泥塑木雕一般,谁都不敢稍动,其中只有韦小宝是制于人而不能制人,至于制住自己要害之人到底是甚么来头, 也只有韦小宝知道,其余六人却均莫名其妙。

    15) Young Flying Fox, Hu Fei in chapter 19 where he defeats Tian Guinong and grabs his sabre at the Heroes Meeting or the Meeting for all the leaders of martial arts schools (edition 3).
    忽听得一人叫道:“且慢,我来斗一斗凤天南。”只见一个形貌狼琐的黄胡子中年人空手跃出,唱名的武官喝道: “西岳华拳门掌门人程灵胡程老师!” 凤天南站起身来,双手横持金棍,说道:“程老师使什么兵刃?”
    胡斐森然道:“那难说得很。”突然猱身直上,欺到端坐在太师椅中的田归农身前,左手食中两根手指“双龙抢珠 ”,戳向田归农双目。这一着人人都是大出意料之外。田归农虽大吃一惊,应变仍是奇速,挥出长剑,挡在面前。 胡斐抽出单刀,展开胡家刀法,顷刻间连砍三十六刀,田归农奋力抵挡,只听得当当当当连响,他剑招也颇为迅捷 ,架开来刀,便想去抽腰间宝刀来削断对方兵刃。
    胡斐刀交左手,使开左手刀法,招招奇变横生,尽从对方意想不到的方位砍削出去。田归农缓不出手来去拔宝刀, 心下暗惊,饶是他身经百战,这门左手刀法也只听父亲说过,未曾在对战之时临敌,当下打醒十二分精神迎战。胡 斐右手戳、挖、点、刺,尽是攻击对手左眼,田归农不住倒退,嚓的一声,左肩中刀。胡斐攻他左眼,目的便是令 他左边露出空隙,这一切砍中他左肩,单刀拖回时故意放缓。田归农一喜,忙伸左手人长衣之下,拔出天龙宝刀, 向胡斐单刀削来。胡斐等待的正是这一削,单刀凝立,左手疾如电闪,已搭上他左臂,顺手一勒,碰到他握住宝刀 的手指,展开小擒拿手中的“九曲折骨法”,一扭一扳,喀喇一声响,田归农左肩中刀后失去了劲力,给他迅速绞 扭,无力換脱,五根手指中登时断了三根,天龙宝刀已给胡斐夹手夺去。胡斐趁着他痛得尖声大叫之际,左掌重重 击出,正中对方胸口,田归农仰天后翻,口喷鲜血。厅上群雄多半忿恨田归农气盛,见他败得如此狼狈,四周彩声 大起。

    16) The Flying Fox of Snowy Mountain: Hu Fei in chapter 9 where he defeats the commander of the imperial guards, Sai Hetu in three stances.
    赛总管一生自负,那里咽得下这口气去?眼见胡斐虽是浓髯满腮,年纪却轻,心想你本领再强,功力那有我深,然 见他抓住了杜希孟与玄冥子,举重若轻,毫不费力,心下又自忌惮,不敢出口挑战,正自踌躇,胡斐叫道:“来来 来,咱们比划比划。三招之内赢不了你,姓胡的跟你磕头!”
      赛总管正感为难,一听此言,心想:“若要胜你,原无把握,但凭你有天大本领,想在三招之中胜我,除非我 是死人。”他愤极反笑,说道:“很好,姓赛的就陪你走走。”胡斐道:“倘若三招之内你败於我手,那便怎地? ”赛总管道:“任凭你处置便是。赛某是何等样人,那时岂能再有脸面活在世上?不必多言,看招!”说著双拳直 出,猛往胡斐胸口击去。他见胡斐抓住杜玄二人,只怕他以二人身子挡架,当下欺身直进,叫他非撒手放人、回掌 相格不可。
      胡斐待他拳头打到胸口,竟是不闪不挡,突然间胸部向内一缩,将这一拳化解於无形。赛总管万料不到他年纪 轻轻,内功竟如此精湛,心头一惊,防他运劲反击,急忙向后跃开。众人齐声叫道:“第一招!”其实这一招是赛 总管出手,胡斐并未还击,但众人有意偏袒,竟然也算是一招。
      胡斐微微一笑,忽地咳嗽一声,一口唾液激飞而出,猛往赛总管脸上吐去,同时双足“鸳鸯连环”,向前踢出 。
      赛总管吃了一惊,要躲开这一口唾液,不是上跃便是低头缩身,倘若上跃,小腹势非给敌人左足踢中不可,但 如缩身,却是将下颚凑向敌人右足去吃他一脚,这当口上下两难,只得横掌当胸,护住门户,那口唾液噗的一声, 正中双眉之间。本来这样一口唾液,连七八岁小儿也能避开,苦於敌人伏下凶狠后著,令他不得不眼睁睁的挺身领 受。
      众人见他脸上被唾,为了防备敌人突击,竟是不敢伸手去擦,如此狼狈,那“第二招”这一声叫,就远没首次 响亮。
      赛总管心道:“我纵然受辱,只要守紧门户,再接他一招又有何难,到那时且瞧他有何话说?”大声喝道:“ 还剩下一招。上吧!”
      胡斐微微一笑,跨上一步,突然提起杜希孟与玄冥子,迎面向他打去。赛总管早料他要出此招,心下计算早定 :“常言道无毒不丈夫,当此危急之际,非要伤了朋友不可,那也叫做无法。”眼见两人身子横扫而来,立即双臂 一振,猛挥出去。
      胡斐双手抓著两人要穴,待两人身子和赛总管将触未触之际,忽地松手,随即抓住两人非当穴道 处的肌肉。
      杜希孟与玄冥子被他抓住了在空中乱挥,浑浑噩噩,早不知身在何处,突觉穴道松弛,手足能动,不约而同的 四手齐施,打了出去。他二人原意是要挣脱敌人的掌握,是以出手都是各自的生平绝招,决死一拼,狠辣无比。但 听赛总管一声大吼,太阳穴、胸口、小腹、胁下四处同时中招,再也站立不住,双膝一软,坐倒地下。胡斐双手一 放一抓,又已拿住了杜玄二人的要穴,叫道:“第三招!”
      他一言出口,双手加劲,杜玄二人哼也没哼一声,都已晕了过去。这一下重手拿穴,力透经脉,总有高手解救 ,也非十天半月之内所能治愈。他跟著提起二人,顺手往身前另外二人掷去。那二人吃了一惊,只怕杜玄二人又如 对付赛总管那麽对付自己,急忙上跃闪避。胡斐一纵而前,乘二人身在半空、尚未落下之际,一手一个,又已抓住 ,这才转过身来,向赛总管道:“你怎麽说?”

    17) A Deadly Secret the Blood Sabre Monk in chapter seven in which he outsmarted four experts of his own level and managed to get three of them dead and one to surrender. He died shortly afterwards, but that was one interesting fight.

    18) A Qing in chapter seven of the Sword of Yue Maiden where she disarms 2000 soldiers.

    In the Sword Stained with Royal Blood, the Book and the Sword and the short stories 'Twin Blades' and 'White Horse, I didn't find anything remarkably outstanding or underwhelming.

    I'll only do categories two and three if there are more responses to this thread. Otherwise, I have no incentive to continue.
    Wow Athena!
    Your list is extremely exhaustive.
    I think your purpose is to fire deviate me after I read your post

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    Quote Originally Posted by CC View Post
    I have to take exception to Sweeper Monk. Given how he managed to nullify XF plus MRF's full force attacks at the same time (he didnt divert to the floor or whatever, he just nulled it), how he can outpace XF while injured and carrying MRB and a very bulky XYS and all his other nonsense, taking out MRB in 1 tap doesnt seem that much of an overperformance.
    That list is just my personal initial reactions to reading the novels at the time. I agree with you. The sweeper monk tapping out Murong Bo is not that impressive compared to his other feats, but at the time when I read it, it felt impressive.

    @ FeiLongZ: I feel my category one and two will become similar. What is something that you think separates category one and two from another.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Athena View Post
    That list is just my personal initial reactions to reading the novels at the time. I agree with you. The sweeper monk tapping out Murong Bo is not that impressive compared to his other feats, but at the time when I read it, it felt impressive.

    @ FeiLongZ: I feel my category one and two will become similar. What is something that you think separates category one and two from another.
    Category 1: Fighting (1 on 1 or 1 on X) under and over performance

    Category 2: Any feats in the novels

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    Athena: "I'm only going to contribute a little bit..."

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    Totally agree. It is fun to get Athena's opinion, and it is great that she provides the source material with it.

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    Yang Guo and Xiaolongnu vs Jinlun - a definite OMG moment as the two who individually were outmatched by Li Mochou suddenly became able to best the mighty Jinlun. Awesome scene that underlines how Great (excuse the pun) Wang Chongyang and Lin Chaoying were. I have always wondered how YG/XLN would fare against Guo Jing...

    Linghu Chong blinding the black-clothed men in a single move. That was more like a WTF moment, as it stretched the bounds of believability just a little too far (to me anyway).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patudo View Post
    Linghu Chong blinding the black-clothed men in a single move. That was more like a WTF moment, as it stretched the bounds of believability just a little too far (to me anyway).
    Yes, I keep going on about this. Its just ridiculous. Having exploding dragons which blow up rocks is cazy but it doesnt defy inter-spatial imagination but LHC's feats just defy another kind of logic.

    And he was only a fraction of DFBB's speed at that point in the novel.
    Its BIxie Jianfa Gawdammit you guys!!!!

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    I think I am conflating category one and two with one another. These are continuation of my own personal OMG moments (both good OMGs and bad OMGs) when I was reading the novels for the first time.

    1) Qiao Feng/Xiao Feng at Shaolin in chapter where he faces Xuannan, Xuanji and Abbot Xuanci. It is also here that we learn that up to now the most powerful opponent Qiao Feng had faced up to chapter 18 (his youth to his age of 30) is abbot Xuanci.

    喬峰沒料到這三僧竟已在銅鏡之中,發見了自己足跡,更想不到這三個老僧老態龍鍾,說打便打,出掌如此迅捷威 猛。一霎時間,已覺呼吸不暢,胸口氣閉,少林寺三高僧合擊,確是非同小可。百忙中分辨掌力來路,只覺上下左 右及身後五個方位,已全被三僧的掌力封住,倘若硬闖,非使硬功不可,不是擊傷對方,便是自己受傷。一時不及 細想,雙掌運力向身前推出,喀喇喇聲音大響,身前佛像被他連座推倒。喬峰順手提起虚清,縱身而前,只覺背心 上掌風凌厲,掌力未到,風勢已及。喬峰不願與少林高僧對掌鬥力,右手抓起身前那座裝有銅鏡的屏風,回臂轉腕 ,將屏風如盾牌般擋在身後,只聽得當的一聲大響,玄難一掌打在銅鏡之上,只震得喬峰右臂隱隱酸麻,鏡周屏風 碎成數塊。喬峰借著玄難這一掌之力,向前縱出丈余,忽聽得身後有人深深吸了口氣,聲音大不尋常。喬峰立知有 一位少林高僧要使「劈空神拳」這一類的武功,自己雖然不懼,卻也不欲和他以功力相拚,當即又將銅鏡擋到身後 ,內力也貫到了右臂之上。便在此時,只覺得對方的掌風斜斜而來,方位殊為怪異。喬峰一愕,立即醒覺,那老僧 的掌力不是擊向他背心,卻是對準了虚清的後心。喬峰和虚清素不相識,固執無救他之意,但既將他提在手中,自 然而然起了照顧的念頭,一推銅鏡,已護住了虚清,只聽得拍的一聲悶響,銅鏡聲音啞了,原來這鏡子已被玄難先 前的掌力打裂,這時再受到玄慈方丈的劈空掌,便聲若破鑼。喬峰迴鏡擋架之時,已提著虚清躍向屋頂,只覺他身 子甚輕,和他魁梧的身材實在頗不相稱,但那破鑼似的聲音一響,自己竟然在屋檐上立足不穩,膝間一軟,又摔了 下來。他自行走江湖以來,從來沒遇到過如此厲害的對手,不由得吃了一驚,一轉身,便如淵停岳峙般站在當地, 氣度沉雄,渾不以身受強敵圍攻為意。玄慈說道:「阿彌陀佛,喬施主,你到少林寺來殺人之餘,又再損毀佛像。 」玄寂喝道:「吃我一掌!」雙掌自外向里轉了個圓圈,緩緩向喬峰推了過來。他掌力未到,喬峰已感胸口呼吸不 暢,頃刻之間,玄寂的掌力如怒潮般洶湧而至。喬峰拋去銅鏡,右掌還了一招『降龍二十八掌』中的「亢龍有悔」 。兩股掌力相交,嗤嗤有聲,玄寂和喬峰均退了三步。喬峰一霎時只感全身乏力,脫手放下止清,但一提真氣,立 時便又精神充沛,不等玄寂第二掌再出,叫道:「失陪了!」提起虚清,飛身上屋而去。玄難、玄寂二僧同時「咦 」的一聲,駭異無比。玄寂適才所出那一掌,實是畢生功力之所聚,叫作「一拍兩散」,所謂「兩散」,是指拍在 石上,石屑四 「散」、拍在人身,魂飛魄「散」。這路掌法就只這麼一招,只因掌力太過雄渾,臨敵時用不著使第二招,敵人便 已斃命,而這一掌以如此排山倒海般的內力為根基,要想變招換式,亦非人力之所能。不料喬峰接了這一招,非便 不當場倒斃,居然在極短的時間之中便即回力,攜人上屋而走。

    2) DGSD, chapter 39 where Jiumozhi casually displays four of the 72 techniques. Jiumozhi was really showboating there.

    玄生心中暗暗冷笑,脸上仍不脱恭谨之色,说道:“国师并非我少林派中人,然则摩诃指、般若掌、大金刚拳等几 项功夫,却也精通么?”鸠摩智微笑道:“不敢,还请玄生大师指教。”身形略侧,左掌突然平举,右拳呼的一声 直击而出,如来佛座前一口烧香的铜鼎受到拳劲,镗的一声,跳了起来,正是大金刚拳法中的一招“洛钟东应”。 拳不着鼎而铜鼎发声,还不算如何艰难,这一拳明明是向前击出,铜鼎却向上跳,可见拳力之巧,实已深得“大金 刚拳”的秘要。鸠摩智不等铜鼎落下,左手反拍出一掌,姿势正是般若掌中的一招“慑伏外道”,铜鼎在空中转了 半个圈子,拍的一声,有什么东西落下来,只是鼎中有许多香灰跟着散开,烟雾弥漫,一时看不清是什么物件。其 时“洛钟东应”这一招余力已尽,铜鼎急速落下,鸠摩智伸出大拇指向前一捺,一股凌厉的指力射将过去,铜鼎突 然向左移开了半尺。鸠摩智连捺三下,铜鼎移开了一尺又半,这才落地。少林众高僧心下叹服,知他这三捺看似平 凡无奇,其中所蕴蓄的功力实已到了超凡入圣的境地,正是摩诃指的正宗招数,叫做“三入地狱”。那是说修习这 三捺时用功之苦,每捺一下,便如入了一次地狱一般。香灰渐渐散落,露出地下一块手掌大的物事来,众僧一看, 不禁都惊叫一声,那物事是一只黄铜手掌,五指宛然,掌缘闪闪生光,灿烂如金,掌背却呈灰绿色。鸠摩智袍袖一 拂,笑道:“这‘袈裟伏魔功’练得不精之处,还请方丈师兄指点。”一句话方罢,他身前七尺外的那口铜鼎竟如 活了一般,忽然连打几个转,转定之后,本来向内的一侧转而向外,但见鼎身正中剜去了一只手掌之形,割口处也 是黄光灿然。辈份较低的群僧这才明白,鸠摩智适才使到般若掌中“慑伏外道”那一招之时,掌力有如宝刀利刃, 竟在鼎上割下了手掌般的一块。

    3) In LOCH, chapter 25 Liu Chuxuan and Wang Chuyi managed to perform an LDA to push Mei Chaofeng away, and Mei Chaofeng was shocked and believed that one of the Greats had arrived at the scene. Qiu Chuji laughed and said:” We are the Seven Masters of Quanzhen. There is no Lord Duan or Hong Qigong here.”

    梅超风大声怪叫,飞身跃起,认准了丘处机发声之处,左掌护身,右抓迎头扑下。郭靖知道梅超风这一扑凌厉狠辣 ,委实难当,丘处机武功虽高,却也不能硬接硬架,哪知他仍是盘膝坐在地下,既不抵挡,又不闪避。郭靖暗叫: “不妙!丘道长怎能恁地托大?”眼见梅超风这一下便要抓到丘处机顶心,突然左右两股掌风扑到,却是刘处玄与 王处一同时发掌。梅超风右抓继续发劲,左掌横挥,要挡住刘、王二人掌力。岂知这二人掌力同流,一阴一阳,相 辅相成,力道竟是大得出奇,远非两人内力相加之可比。梅超风在空中受这大力激荡,登时向上弹起,右手急忙变 抓为掌,力挥之下,身子向后翻出,落在门槛之上,不禁大惊失色,心想这两人功夫如此高深,决非全真七子之辈 ,叫道:“是洪七公、段皇爷在此么?”丘处机笑道:“咱们只是全真七子,有甚么洪七公、段皇爷了?”梅超风 大惑不解:“谭老道非我之敌,怎么他师兄弟中却有这等高手?难道同门兄弟之间,高低强弱竟会这 么悬殊?

    4) In chapter 34, Guo Jing performs what could be an LDA but the outcome was pretty bad as Huang Yaoshi diverted that blast and Guo Jing blasted a wall instead.

    他回头抓住郭靖手臂,问道:“怎么死的?快说!”郭靖正要答话,突然眼角瞥处,见一人悄没声的走上楼头,一 身青衣,神情潇洒,正是桃花岛主黄药师。郭靖眼睛一花,还道看错了人,凝神定睛,却不是黄药师是谁?黄药师 见他在此,也是一怔,突觉劲风扑面,郭靖一招“亢龙有悔”隔桌冲击而来。这一掌他当真是使尽了平生之力,声 势猛恶惊人。黄药师身子微侧,左手推出,将他掌势卸在一旁。只听得喀喇喇几声响,郭靖收势不住,身子穿过板 壁,向楼下直堕而落。也是醉仙楼合当遭劫,他这一摔正好跌在碗盏架上,乒乓乒乓一阵响声过去,碗儿、碟儿、 盘儿、杯儿,也不知打碎了几千百只。

    5) ROCH, chapter 26 the Five Masters blasting open that sealed door like someone using a cannon to blow up the door. That is impressive to me.

    猛听得砰碰一声震天价大响,砂石飞舞,烟尘弥漫,玉虚洞前数十块大石崩在一旁,五个道人从洞中缓步而出,正 是丘处机、刘处玄等全真五子。甄志丙、李志常等大喜,齐叫:“师父!”迎了上去。达尔巴和霍都大吃一惊,眼 见这般破洞的声势,便如点燃了的火药开山爆石一般。两人各挺兵刃,向前抢上。丘处机等五人向旁人让,突然十 掌齐出,按在两人背心,一捺一送,将两人抛出丈许之外。

    6) ROCH, Yang Guo in chapter 34 where he meets the Brothers Shi and does some cool stuff like throwing half an iron rod into the ground where it disappears. Of course, the roar is very cool too.

    杨过更不闪避,掷开猛虎,左掌翻处,已将象鼻杵前端抓住,笑道:“咱们较量较量,是谁力大?”史季强用力下 压,但象鼻杵停在杨过头顶,竟分毫也压不下去。史叔刚叫道:“四弟不得无礼!”史季强向里硬夺,待要收回铜 杵,但杵端被杨过抓住了,竟如被生铁铸住了一般。史季强连运三次劲,始终夺不回来。杨过发觉他回夺之力大得 异常,心想:“我不显神功,这个一身蛮力的莽夫终是不服。”突然左手往上急拗。这一拗之力集于铜杵中部,运 劲既巧且猛,按理史季强非脱手不可,那知他仍是牢牢抓住,只是那条和象鼻般粗大的铜板杵却弯成了曲尺之形。 杨过喝道:“好!”转劲向下拗落,铜杵从另一边弯将下来,“啪”的一声,断成两截。史季强被震得双手虎口都 破裂寸许,鲜血长流。但这大汉竟有一股狠劲,仍是死命抓住杵柄不放。杨过哈哈一笑,顺手挥出,半截铜杵笔直 插下,没入雪地之中,霎时不见了影踪。地下积雪不到一尺,那断杵却有三尺来长,反给他一插灭迹,神功实是惊 人。他游目四顾,见史叔刚、史孟捷等正在喝止虎豹,只是群兽野性发作,又见了人血,实不易立时 喝止。

    7) Chapter one of HSDS, where He Zudao casually defeats three martial arts experts from Western Shaolin who are said to be around the same level as Abbot Tianming and the Heads of the Arhat and Boddhidharma Halls. He almost pulled off what only Zhou Botong, Guo Jing and Little Dragon Girl did; using his right hand to play the ‘guqin’ and left hand to use his sword against Pan Tiangeng.

    8) He Zudao was almost able to force the Abbot of Shaolin of that time, Zen Master Tianming, to admit defeat. It is either Shaolin at that time was quite pathetic or He Zudao is really good. I suppose any of the Greats (Huang Yaoshi, Yideng, Zhou Botong, Guo Jing, Yang Guo, the Golden Wheel Monk and Qiu Qianren) could have blocked the entrance of Shaolin for 7 days and forced Abbot Tianming to admit defeat.

    9) HSDS, chapter 19 Cheng Kung/Yuanzhen ambushing Yang Xiao, Wei Yixiao and the 五散人. Cheng Kun is a bastard, but his martial arts are top-notch.

    10) Chapter 36, the Du generation monks and also the two Demons of Hejian, they show that there are experts between Fan Yao, Yang Xiao, Kongwen, Kongzhi, Kongxing, Xie Xun and Zhang Sanfeng class. A lot of readers are impressed, as they should be with Yang Xiao and his martial art peers, but the world of martial arts in that era has many experts which include Du’E, Dujie, Dunan, Bu Tai and Hao Mi.

    11) SPD, chapter 22 where the elders of the Sun and Moon Sect and the four friends of Plum Manor discuss the escape of Ren Woxing; the way they described Ren Woxing is a very good setup by Jin Yong. You can read the fear and mortification they have for Ren Woxing. It is almost akin to Rowling setting up how characters in the Harry Potter universe are afraid to say out loud the name of Voldemort.

    鲍大楚走到黑白子身前,抓住他胸口,将他身子提起,只见他手足软软的垂了下来,似乎全身骨骼俱已断绝,只剩 下一个皮囊。鲍大楚脸上变色,大有惶恐之意,一松手,黑白子摔在地下,竟站不起身。另一个身材魁梧的老者说 道:“不错,这是中了那厮的……那厮的吸星大法,将全身精力都吸干了。”语音颤抖,十分惊惧。鲍大楚问黑白 子道:“你在甚么时候着了他的道儿?”尾白子道:“我……我……的确是昨天,那厮……那厮抓住了我右腕,我 ……我便半点动弹不得,只好由他摆布。”鲍大楚甚为迷惑,脸上肌肉微微颤动,眼神迷惘,问道:“那便怎样? ”黑白子道:“他将我从铁门的方孔中拉进牢去,除下我衣衫换上了,又……又将足镣手铐都套在我手足之上,然 后从那方孔中钻……钻了出去。”鲍大楚皱眉道:“昨天?怎能够是昨天?”那矮胖老者问道:“足镣手铐都是精 钢所铸,又怎地弄断的?”黑白子道:“我……我……我实在不知道。”秃笔翁道:“属下细看过足镣手铐的断口 ,是用钢丝锯子锯断的。这钢丝锯子,不知那厮何处得来?”说话之间,施令威已引着两名家人将丁坚抬了进来。 他躺在一张软榻上,身上盖着一张薄被。鲍大楚揭开被子,伸手在他胸口轻轻一按。丁坚长声大叫,显是痛楚已极 。鲍大楚点点头,挥了挥手。施令威和两名家人将丁坚抬了出去。鲍大楚道:“这一撞之力果然了得,显然是那厮 所为。”坐在左面那中年妇人一直没开口,这时突然说道:“鲍长老,倘若那厮确是昨天才越狱逃走,那么上月中 咱们得到的讯息只怕是假的了。那厮的同党在外面故布疑阵,令咱们人心摇动。”鲍大楚摇头道:“不会是假的。 ”那妇人道:“不会假?”鲍大楚道:“薛香主一身金钟罩、铁布衫的横练功夫,寻常刀剑也砍他不入,可是给人 五指插入胸膛,将一颗心硬生生的挖了出去。除了这厮之外,当世更无第二人……”令狐冲正听得出神,突然之间 ,肩头有人轻轻一拍。这一拍事先更无半点朕兆,他一惊之下,跃出三步,拔剑在手,回过头来,只见两个人站在 当地。这二人脸背月光,瞧不见面容。一人向他招了招手,道:“兄弟,咱们进去。”正是向问天的声音。令狐冲 大喜,低声道:“向大哥!”令狐冲急跃拔剑,又和向问天对答,屋中各人已然听见。鲍大楚喝问:“甚么人?” 只听得一人哈哈大笑,发自向问天身旁的人口中。这笑声声震屋瓦,令狐冲耳中嗡嗡作响,只觉胸腹间气血翻涌, 说不出的难过。那人迈步向前,遇到墙壁,双手一推,轰隆一声响,墙上登时穿了一个大洞,那人便从墙洞中走了 进去。向问天伸手挽住令狐冲的右手,并肩走进屋去。鲍大楚等四人早已站起,手中各执兵刃,脸上神色紧张。令 狐冲急欲看到这人是谁,只是他背向自己,但见他身材甚高,一头黑发,穿的是一袭青衫。鲍大楚颤声道:“原… …原来是任……任前辈到了。”那人哼了一声,踏步而前。鲍大楚、黄钟公等自然而然退开了两步。那人转过身来 ,往中间的椅中一坐,这张椅子,正是鲍大楚适才坐过的。令狐冲这才看清楚,只见他一张长长的脸孔,脸色雪白 ,更无半分血色,眉目清秀,只是脸色实在白得怕人,便如刚从坟墓中出来的僵尸一般。他对向问天和令狐冲招招 手,道:“向兄弟,令狐冲兄弟,过来请坐。”令狐冲一听到他声音,不禁惊喜交集,道:“你……你是任前辈? ”那人微微一笑,道:“正是。你剑法可高明得紧啊。”令狐冲道:“你果然已经脱险了。今天……今天我正想来 救……”那人笑道:“今天你想来救我脱困,是不是?哈哈,哈哈。向兄弟,你这位兄弟很够朋友啊。”向问天拉 着令狐冲的手,让他在那人右侧坐了,自己坐在那人左侧,说道:“令狐兄弟肝胆照人,真是当世的堂堂血性男儿 。”那人笑道:“令狐兄弟,委屈你在西湖底下的黑牢住了两个多月,我可抱歉得很哪。哈哈,哈哈!”这时令狐 冲心中已隐隐知道了些端倪,但还是未能全然明白。那姓任的笑吟吟的瞧着令狐冲,说道:“你虽为我受了两个多 月牢狱之灾,但练成了我刻在铁板上的吸星大法,嘿嘿,那也足以补偿而有余了。”令狐冲奇道:“那铁板上的秘 诀,是前辈刻下的?”那人微笑道:“若不是我刻的,世上更有何人会这吸星大法?”向问天道:“兄弟,任教主 的吸星神功,当世便只你一个传人,实是可喜可贺。”令狐冲奇道:“任教主?”向问天道:“原来你到此刻还不 知任教主的身分,这一位便是日月神教的任教主,他名讳是上‘我’下‘行’,你可曾听见过吗?”令狐冲知道“ 日月神教”就是魔教,只不过他本教之人自称日月神教,教外之人则称之为魔教,但魔教教主向来便是东方不败, 怎地又出来一个任我行?他嗫嚅道:“任……任教主的名讳,我是在那铁板上摸到的,却不知他是教主。”那身材 魁梧的老者突然喝道:“他是甚么教主了?我日月神教的教主,普天下皆知是东方教主。这姓任的反教作乱,早已 除名开革。向问天,你附逆为非,罪大恶极。”任我行缓缓转过头来,凝视着他,说道:“你叫做秦伟邦,是不是 ?”那魁梧老人道:“不错。”任我行道:“我掌执教中大权之时,你是在江西任青旗旗主,是不是?”秦伟邦道 :“正是。”任我行叹了口气。道:“你现今身列本教十长老之位了,升得好快哪。东方不败为甚么这样看重你? 你是武功高强呢,还是办事能干?”秦伟邦道:“我尽忠本教,遇事向前,十多年来积功而升为长老。”任我行点 头道:“那也是很不错的了。”突然间任我行身子一晃,欺到鲍大楚身前,左手疾探,向他咽喉中抓去。鲍大楚大 骇,右手单刀已不及挥过来砍对方手臂,只得左手手肘急抬,护住咽喉,同时左足退后一步,右手单刀顺势劈了下 来。这一守一攻,只在一刹那间完成,守得严密,攻得凌厉,确是极高明手法。但任我行右手还是快了一步,鲍大 楚单刀尚未砍落,已抓住他胸口,嗤的一声响,撕破了他长袍,左手将一块物事从他怀中抓了出来,正是那块黑木 令。他右手翻转,已抓住了鲍大楚右腕,将他手腕扭了转去。只听得当当当三声响,却是向问天递出长剑,向秦伟 邦以及其余两名长老分别递了一招。三长老各举兵刃相架。向问天攻这三招,只是阻止他们出手救援鲍大楚,三招 一过,鲍大楚已全在任我行的掌握之中。任我行微笑道:“我的吸星大法尚未施展,你想不想尝尝滋味?”鲍大楚 在这一瞬之间,已知若不投降,便送了性命,除此之外更无第三条路好走。他决断也是极快,说道:“任教主,我 鲍大楚自今而后,效忠于你。”任我行道:“当年你曾立誓向我效忠,何以后来反悔?”鲍大楚道:“求任教主准 许属下戴罪图功,将功赎罪。”任我行道:“好,吃了这颗丸药。”放开他手腕,伸手入怀,取出一个瓷瓶,倒出 一枚火红色的药丸,向鲍大楚抛去。鲍大楚一把抓过,看也不看,便吞入了腹中。秦伟邦失声道:“这……这是‘ 三尸脑神丹’?”任我行点点头,说道:“不错,这正是‘三尸脑神丹’!”又从瓷瓶中倒出六粒“三尸脑神丹” ,随手往桌上掷去,六颗火红色的丹丸在桌上滴溜溜转个不停,道:“你们知道这‘三尸脑神丹’的厉害吗?”鲍 大楚道:“服了教主的脑神丹后,便当死心塌地,永远听从教主驱使,否则丹中所藏尸虫便由僵伏而活动,钻而入 脑,咬啮脑髓,痛楚固不必说,更且行事狂妄颠倒,比疯狗尚且不如。”任我行道:“你说得甚是。你既知我这脑 神丹的灵效,却何以大胆吞服?”鲍大楚道:“属下自今而后,永远对教主忠心不贰,这脑神丹便再厉害,也跟属 下并不相干。”任我行哈哈一笑,说道:“很好,很好。这里的药丸哪一个愿服?”黄钟公和秃笔翁、丹青生面面 相觑,都是脸色大变。他们与秦伟邦等久在魔教,早就知道这“三尸脑神丹”中里有尸虫,平时并不发作,一无异 状,但若到了每年端午节的午时不服克制尸虫的药物,原来的药性一过,尸虫脱伏而出。一经入脑,其人行动如妖 如鬼,再也不可以常理测度,理性一失,连父母妻子也会咬来吃了。当世毒物,无逾于此。再者,不同药主所炼丹 药,药性各不相同,东方教主的解药,解不了任我行所制丹药之毒。众人正惊惶踌躇间,黑白子忽然大声道:“教 主慈悲,属下先服一枚。”说着挣扎着走到桌边,伸手去取丹药。任我行袍袖轻轻一拂,黑白子立足不定,仰天一 交摔了出去,砰的一声,脑袋重重撞在墙上。任我行冷笑道:“你功力已失,废人一个,没的糟蹋了我的灵丹妙药 。”转头说道:“秦伟邦、王诚、桑三娘,你们不愿服我这灵药,是不是?”那中年妇人桑三娘躬身道:“属下誓 愿自今而后,向教主效忠,永无贰心。”那矮胖老者王诚道:“属下谨供教主驱策。”两人走到桌边,各取一枚丸 药,吞入腹中。他二人对任我行向来十分忌惮,眼见他脱困复出,已然吓得心胆俱裂,积威之下,再也不敢反抗。 那秦伟邦却是从中级头目升上来的,任我行掌教之时,他在江西管辖数县之地,还没资格领教过这位前任教主的厉 害手段,叫道:“少陪了!”双足一点,向墙洞窜出。任我行哈哈一笑,也不起身阻拦。待他身子已纵出洞外,向 问天左手轻挥,袖中倏地窜出一条黑色细长软鞭,众人眼前一花,只听得秦伟邦“啊”的一声叫,长鞭从墙洞中缩 转,已然卷住他左足,倒拖了回来。这长鞭鞭身极细,还没一根小指头粗,但秦伟邦给卷住了左足足踝,只有在地 下翻滚的份儿,竟然无法起立。任我行道:“桑三娘,你取一枚脑神丹,将外皮小心剥去了。”桑三娘应道:“是 !”从桌上拿了一枚丹药,用指甲将外面一层红色药壳剥了下来,露出里面灰色的一枚小圆球。任我行道:“喂他 吃了。”桑三娘道:“是!”走到秦伟邦身前,叫道:“张口!”秦伟邦一转身,呼的一掌,向桑三娘劈去。他本 身武功虽较桑三娘略逊,但相去也不甚远,可是足踝给长鞭卷住了,穴道受制,手上已无多大劲力。桑三娘左足踢 他手腕,右足飞起,拍的一声,踢中胸口,左足鸳鸯连环,跟着在他肩头踢了一脚,接连三脚,踢中了三处穴道, 左手捏住他脸颊,右手便将那枚脱壳药丸塞入他口中,右手随即在他喉头一捏,咕的一声响,秦伟邦已将药丸吞入 肚中。
    令狐冲听了鲍大楚之言,知道“三尸脑神丹”中藏有僵伏的尸虫,全仗药物克制,桑三娘所剥去的红色药壳,想必 是克制尸虫的药物,又见桑三娘这几下手脚兔起鹘落,十分的干净利落,倒似平日习练有素,专门逼人服药,心想 :“这婆娘手脚伶俐得紧!”他不知桑三娘擅于短打擒拿功夫,此刻归附任我行,自是抖擞精神,施展生平绝技, 既卖弄手段,又是向教主表示效忠之意。任我行微微一笑,点了点头。桑三娘站起身来,脸上神色不动,恭恭敬敬 的站在一旁。

    12) SPW again, chapter 27 where Ren Woxing, Xiang Wentian and Ren Yingying are surrounded by the top 10 leaders of the orthodox schools. The dialogue and the setup for the three duels are incredible. I love how witty Ren Woxing, Xiang Wentian are, but also love how Zuo Lengchan kept his cool (pun intended) and was able to meet their wit and sarcasm. This is definitely an OMG scene.

    13) The actual duels between Ren Woxing, Abbot Fangzheng, and Zuo Lengchan are very creatively written. The general wuxia clichι of the leader of a cult facing off the abbot of Shaolin is often used, and by default for the story to continue the abbot of Shaolin has to lose. In SPW, Jin Yong did it not in a clichι way. Ren Woxing did lose when it comes to martial arts and won by strategy, the fake attack on Yu Canghai therefore creating an opportunity to seal Fangzheng’s acupoints is very well written. The duel between Ren Woxing and Zuo Lengchan was built in that very chapter, and we see that creativity of Jin Yong on making Ren Woxing having lost strategically to Zuo Lengchan like how Ren did that to Fangzheng.

    14) SPW again, chapter 34 Zuo Lengchan using three fingers of his left hand to hold the tip of the sword and then use it to fight Yue Lingshan. Zuo Lenghcan is also showboating there, but it was pretty amazing to read that. Also he put his right hand on the scabbard of his sword and used his internal energy to force the sword to fly up and caught with his right hand.

    忽听一人冷森森的道:“岳姑娘精通泰山、衡山、恒山三派劍法,确是難能可貴,若能以嵩山劍法胜得我手中長劍 ,我嵩山全派自當奉岳先生為掌門。”說話的正是左冷禪。他說著走到場中,左手在劍鞘上一按,嗤的一聲響,長 劍在劍鞘中躍出,青光閃動,長劍上騰,他右手伸處,挽住了劍柄。這一手悅目之极,而左手一按劍鞘,便能以內 力逼出長劍,其內功之深,當真罕見罕聞。嵩山門下弟子固然大聲歡呼,別派群雄也是采聲雷動。

    左冷禅心想:“别说一十三招,要是我让你使上了三招,姓左的已然面目无光。”伸出左手拇指、食指、中指三根 手指,握住了剑尖,右手一松,长剑突然弹起,剑柄在前,不住幌动,说道:“进招吧!” 左冷禅露了这手绝技,群雄登时为之耸动。左手使剑已然极不顺手,但他竟以三根手指握住剑尖,以剑柄对敌,这 比之空手入白刃更要艰难十倍,以手指握住剑尖,剑刃只须稍受震荡,便割伤了自己手指,那里还用得上力?他使 出这手法,固然对岳灵珊十分轻蔑,心中却也大是恼怒,存心要以惊世骇俗的神功威震当场。

    * Zuo Lengchan does not get enough attention from the readers. He is really an interesting character. Ren Woxing and Zuo are so much alike yet different. As Ren Woxing puts it, of all the three people in the world he doesn’t respect, Zuo Lengchan ranks the first.

    15) Duke of Mount Deer, in general, Chen Jinnan’s given ‘nickname’ is 平生不见陈近南,便称英雄也枉然! ‘If you haven’t met in Chen Jinnan in your life, you can’t call yourself a hero.’

    16) Duke of Mount Deer, chapter 32, the coming together of all the ‘Greats’ of that era: Wu Sangui, Li Zicheng, Jiunan, Chen Yuanyuan and Wei Xiaobao. Again, an OMG moment for me!

    蓦地里白影晃动,屋顶上有人跃下,向吴三桂头顶扑落。吴三桂一声怒喝,他身后四名卫士四剑齐出,向白影刺去 ,那人袍袖一拂,一股劲风挥出,将四名卫士震得向后退开,跟着一掌拍在吴三桂背心。吴三桂立足不定,摔入房 中,那人如影随形,跟着跃进,右手一掌斩落,正中吴三桂肩头。吴三桂哼了一声,坐倒在地。那人将手掌按在吴 三桂天灵盖上,向四周众卫士喝道:“快放箭!”这一下变起俄顷,众卫士都惊得呆了,眼见王爷已落入敌手,谁 敢稍动?韦小宝喜叫:“师父!师父!”从屋顶跃下制住吴三桂的,正是九难。韦小宝来到三圣庵,她暗中跟随, 一直躲在屋顶。平西王府成千卫士团团围住了三圣庵,守在庵外的高彦超等人不敢贸然动手。九难以绝顶轻功,蜷 缩在檐下,众卫士竟未发觉。九难瞪眼凝视李自成,森然问道:“你当真便是李自成?”李自成道:“不错。”九 难道:“听说你在九宫山上给人打死了,原来还活到今日?”李自成点了点头。九难道:“阿珂是你跟她生的女儿 ?”李自成叹了口气,向陈圆圆瞧了一眼,又点了点头。吴三桂怒道:“我早该知道了,只有你这逆贼才生得出这 样……”九难在他背上踢了一脚,骂道:“你两个逆贼,半斤八两,也不知是谁更加奸恶些。”李自成提起禅杖在 地下砰的一顿,青砖登时碎裂数块,喝道:“你这贱尼是什么人,胆敢如此胡说?”韦小宝见师父到来,精神大振 ,李自成虽然威猛,他也已丝毫不惧,喝道:“你胆敢冲撞我师父,活得不耐烦了吗?你本来就是逆贼,我师父他 老人家的话,从来不会错的……”忽听得呼呼声响,窗外三柄长矛飞进,疾向九难射去。九难略一回头,左手袍袖 一拂,已卷住两柄长矛,反掷了出去,右手接住第三柄长矛。窗外“啊、啊”两声惨叫,两名卫士胸口中矛,立时 毙命。第三柄长矛的矛头已抵在吴三桂后心。吴三桂叫道:“不可轻举妄动,大家退后十步。”众卫士齐声答应, 退开数步。九难冷笑道:“今日倒也真巧,这小小禅房之中,聚会了一个古往今来第一大反贼,一个古往今来第一 大汉奸。”韦小宝道:“还有一个古往今来第一大美人,一位古往今来第一武功大高手。”九难冷峻的脸上忍不住 露出一丝微笑,说道:“武功第一,如何敢当?你倒是古往今来的第一小滑头。” 韦小宝哈哈大笑

    The list doesn’t really make sense. I will share some other personal OMG moments and some of them are not martial arts related, which is more category three, I suppose.
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    2) DGSD, chapter 39 where Jiumozhi casually displays four of the 72 techniques. Jiumozhi was really showboating there.
    This was one of my favourite JMZ moments! Using a LDA to slice a palm width through bronze/metal neatly is unique in all JY stories AFAIK. It is no less impressive than 6MSJ.
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    What is LDA? Thanks!

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    Long Distance Attack (in the form of a chi energy blast).

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    Great list Athena!
    Shi Ji Qiang was impressive being able to exert no less than 1000 jins with his copper pestle. I think this guy's internal and martial arts are very average but his pure strength is incredible.
    Yang Guo was also impressive by not budging and was able to break the pestle in half and insert into the ground. Wow!

    Translations from Noodles, et all:
    Hearing his shout, Shi Zhong Meng who was thrusting his silver pipe immediately pulled his weapon back. But Immortal of Giant Strength Shi Ji Qiang, the reckless of the family, didn’t listen; he thought, “What limit? Let him eats my pestle first, then we talk.” He kept attacking Yang Guo’s head with his [elephant opening a mountain] stance. This attack mimicked how an elephant used its trunk. His copper pestle was shaped like an elephant trunk; small in front, bigger and a little curved toward the back. His force was a mixture of ‘hard’ and ‘soft’; no less than 1000 jins strong.

    Yang Guo did not budge. He threw his tiger away, flipped his hand, and caught the end of the rod. He smiled and said, “OK let’s have a duel and see who is stronger.”

    Shi Ji Qiang used all his strength to push down. His Elephant Trunk Staff was above Yang Guo’s head but no matter how much force Shi Ji Qiang used the staff would not go down.

    Shi Shu Gang said, “Fourth brother, don’t be rude.”

    Shi Ji Qiang tried to retreat and pull his staff away but it wouldn’t budge. Shi Ji Qiang tried to pull back three times but still couldn’t retrieve his staff. Yang Guo thought, “He has a powerful strength; if I don’t overcome his with my strength this man will not give in.”

    So Yang Guo used his powerful strength, his left hand came up and grabbed the middle of the staff. The force was focused towards the middle of the staff forcing Shi Ji Qiang to release it. But Shi Ji Qiang did not let go forcing the staff to bend upwards.

    Yang Guo shouted out, “Good!” He used his strength and internal energy and caused the staff to bend down. But Shi Ji Qiang still refused to let go.

    ”Crack!” the staff broke in half. Shi Ji Qiang’s palms were both bleeding, but he still held the staff in his hands. Yang Guo saw Shi Ji Qiang’s tenacity and thought it was amusing and started laughing. He picked up half of the staff and threw it to the ground. It struck the ground and went deep until it was completely buried underground.

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    I've been thinking about doing an A'Qing post for quite some time now. She's arguably the single most 'bugged' character in all of the Jinyong cosmology.
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    Not so much OMG as WTF moment: when the useless Mongolian expert catches Jinlun by surprise and makes him see stars.

    OMG moment on several levels: Zhang Sanfeng demonstrates his new Taiji arts to Yu Daiyan but Zhang Wuji learns it on the spot. Later, ZSF demonstrates Taiji sword and ZWJ learns, and one enjoys the teaching while the other enjoys the learning, and no one else among the many onlookers, who rank among the greatest martial experts of their age, understand what is going on. Chapter 24 is probably my single favourite chapter in the Trilogy.

    OMG moment: the greatest heroic moment in the Trilogy is Guo Jing's sparing of Samarkand. Guo Jing has been taught by many people what heroism is. Guo Jing is in a position to square the circle of being true to Huang Rong and satisfying Genghis Khan. He throws it all away without hesitation for his own vision of what is good. He was right.

    OMG moment: Guo Jing fights against Ouyang Feng and Qiu Qianren. And just in case he was getting bored, Zhou Botong joins them.

    WTF moment: Guo Jing lacks 3 of the 18 dragon palms, which leaves precisely 3 areas vulnerable.

    WTF moment: Guo Jing cycles through the 15 palms, and wonders whether to repeat them or inverse the order. Was his teacher Yue Buqun?
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    CATEGORY 3: OMG
    Yang Guo going through celibacy his whole life, meeting many beautiful women who love him.
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    It's been years since I've posted in here and my memories of the novels or even the tv adaptations are a bit vague now. But, I'll give it a go.

    Cat 1 - In SPW, there was a part that surprised me when LHC almost lost to a scrub (or was it scrubs) because he didn't have a sword in hand. At that point of the story (it was right after the Shaolin fights), LHC was a very skilled fighter. Yet, he was so weak without a sword/weapon that he was losing a fight to scrub(s). This is not the end of novel LHC I'm talking about btw.

    Cat 2 - Also in SPW, there's a part in the novel where LHC was helping the Northern Hengshan sect fight over a hundred "Sun Moon Sect" members (disguised Zongshan Sect experts in reality). The fight was quite amazing and very well written. There were 3 top experts on the opposing side. LHC knew that he would take a long time to take these 3 top guys down and if he took too long, many of the Hengshan disciples would be killed in the process. So, his decision was made from the start to help all the entrapped Hengshan members and kill off as many of the weaker opposing fighters as he could. The whole time LHC was going from here to there during the battle to kill off the weaker opponents, these 3 guys kept chasing him and fighting him. However, LHC just fought them 3 here and there without even turning once as the 3 guys only saw his backside the entire time. After LHC killed off many of the weaker opponents, many others ran away. LHC finally decided to deal with these 3 experts head on as now the danger for the remaining Hengshan disciples had dissipated. When LHC only concentrated on these 3 guys and not fighting with his back turned towards them, these 3 guys already knew they were going to lose. I didn't do a good job describing this part of the story, but it's been years. Anyways, I just love this fight and I've not seen a single tv adaptation do this fight justice at all. This was a huge fight, yet all of the adaptations turned it into a small fight (or even a non fight). it's probably due to budget constraints I guess. This was one of my favorite parts in the novel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by someguy44 View Post
    It's been years since I've posted in here and my memories of the novels or even the tv adaptations are a bit vague now. But, I'll give it a go.

    Cat 1 - In SPW, there was a part that surprised me when LHC almost lost to a scrub (or was it scrubs) because he didn't have a sword in hand. At that point of the story (it was right after the Shaolin fights), LHC was a very skilled fighter. Yet, he was so weak without a sword/weapon that he was losing a fight to scrub(s). This is not the end of novel LHC I'm talking about btw.

    Cat 2 - Also in SPW, there's a part in the novel where LHC was helping the Northern Hengshan sect fight over a hundred "Sun Moon Sect" members (disguised Zongshan Sect experts in reality). The fight was quite amazing and very well written. There were 3 top experts on the opposing side. LHC knew that he would take a long time to take these 3 top guys down and if he took too long, many of the Hengshan disciples would be killed in the process. So, his decision was made from the start to help all the entrapped Hengshan members and kill off as many of the weaker opposing fighters as he could. The whole time LHC was going from here to there during the battle to kill off the weaker opponents, these 3 guys kept chasing him and fighting him. However, LHC just fought them 3 here and there without even turning once as the 3 guys only saw his backside the entire time. After LHC killed off many of the weaker opponents, many others ran away. LHC finally decided to deal with these 3 experts head on as now the danger for the remaining Hengshan disciples had dissipated. When LHC only concentrated on these 3 guys and not fighting with his back turned towards them, these 3 guys already knew they were going to lose. I didn't do a good job describing this part of the story, but it's been years. Anyways, I just love this fight and I've not seen a single tv adaptation do this fight justice at all. This was a huge fight, yet all of the adaptations turned it into a small fight (or even a non fight). it's probably due to budget constraints I guess. This was one of my favorite parts in the novel.
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