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  1. babo78 is offline

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meager
    I don't think Romance of the Three Kingdoms is considered historically accurate.
    ROTK the novel written by Luo something is considered historically inaccurate but the historical records Sanguoshi (or was it zhi?) is supposed to be historically accurate. I forgot who wrote that one but it's not the author of ROTK and it was actually used as basis for the novel.
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    ROTK is a novel that has been revised a few times since it was first written. Like all novels and movies, it is based loosely on historical events and tends to focus on characters that do not have a lot of historical information. The answer is that it was unlikely that he was that tough. By tough, I mean being able to take on 2 or 3 opponent of arguably equal skill at the same time. I don't think he was even mentioned much in the official history.

    That being said, fighting with weapons is very different from fighting hand to hand. Unlike unarmed combat, you can take out an opponent in one shot especially with a 10-12 foot spear or a heavy longsword. It is not uncommon in ancient battlefields for an armed large or skilled warrior to be able to take out multiple opponents.
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    Lu Bu wasnt so tuff when my custom created character castrated him with a Level 10 Bastard Sword
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    I dont think anyone can intelligently reply on this (other than the obvious reasons) since it seems not much info was kept on him. After all, he wasn't very inspirational. Although his downfall is a perfect example of the usage of the "Beauty Trap", one of the 36 Secrets. Hell, even Zhang Fei has a small shrine at which people still allegedly worship him, and everyone has seen a Guan Yu statue. I think if his character was an accurate portrayal, he would be a very interesting person. Master of battle and physical form, but flawed everywhere else.
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    According to my grandma, Lu Bu was a demon... In Bed!!!
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    lu bu wasnt that tough. he got killed off really quick.

    but yeah. holding up in a three on one with long pokey weapons (actually, i think liu bei used two longswords?) dloes sound like a bit of a stretch
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    Quote Originally Posted by AikiZenDragon
    it would be hard to answer Mr. Jones as documentation can and often is an exageration of the actual events, not to mention the biases the author(s) may have had... but well he probably was a bad ass... i'm sure he could kick Camus' french existentialist ass-loving ass...
    Too bad you can't

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    This is an exchange between me and my friend from china (Ze Dian Qiu)
    Me: Ze is that stuff in Dynasty worriors really real
    Ze:I dont know
    Me: What do you mean you dont know, dont you know your history
    Ze: yea
    Me: so was it real, it has to be, you have that weird little ceremonail statue thingy of Guan Yu in your Kitchen
    Ze: Yea i know
    Me: Why is Guan Yu's face red?
    Ze: It just was
    Me: What about Lu Bu was he real?
    Ze: Yea
    Me: Was he really that strong
    Ze: Guan Yu could beat him
    Me: Why cuase Guan Yu has a red face
    Ze: Dont make fun of him
    Me: Why
    Ze: THen you will have bad luck
    Me: So they were real?
    Ze: Sure.
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    Guan Yu's face is red from blood.
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    are you kidding or is that the truth? im not being sarcastic i just want to know.
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