Xiahou Dun's eye: could he have fought after losing it?

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Did Xiahou Dun fight after losing an eye?

He fought many times after losing his eye
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He didn't fight at all after losing his eye
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He never lost his eye so he continued to fight
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Xiahou Dun's eye: could he have fought after losing it?

Unread postby Jeremy » Sun Jan 09, 2005 7:10 am

I don't really think he could have fought after losing his eye because of his depth perception, if he came up against anyone good, or perhaps even anyone, he would have lost very fast, he can't block because he wouldn't know when to block and when to counter and such.

Also, if he did fight after then is it possible he really didn't lose his eye because of the above mentioned.
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Unread postby man4422 » Sun Jan 09, 2005 7:16 am

If he did not fight, he is not a brave warrior. That is why Cao Cao have used him in wars often, knowing he is a brave warrior, losing eyesight but still is brave in the war.

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Unread postby IsbenFaith » Sun Jan 09, 2005 7:26 am

Wow, that really is an interesting question. His SGZ Bio (translated by HolyMan) doesn't mention him actually fighting after that, but at the same time, all of his titles and responsibilities were military. So I guess I...just...don't...know. :?
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Unread postby Jeremy » Sun Jan 09, 2005 7:30 am

What do you mean he didn't fight, I'm saying that he didn't fight after losing his eye, he was plenty of brave before all of that.
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Unread postby IsbenFaith » Sun Jan 09, 2005 7:31 am

MaChaoMaster wrote:What do you mean he didn't fight, I'm saying that he didn't fight after losing his eye, he was plenty of brave before all of that.


IsbenFaith wrote:His SGZ Bio (translated by HolyMan) doesn't mention him actually fighting after that
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Unread postby Jeremy » Sun Jan 09, 2005 7:37 am

I was telling man 4422 that just because he didn't fight after losing his ey doesn't mean he wasn't brave before it.
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Unread postby man4422 » Sun Jan 09, 2005 8:12 am

MaChaoMaster wrote:I was telling man 4422 that just because he didn't fight after losing his ey doesn't mean he wasn't brave before it.


He did fight after losing his eye. He was as brave as before.

My statement : "If he did not fight, he is not a brave warrior". If before he got hurted with his eye by Cao xing, he did not went out to war, he might oppose Cao Cao commands, and stay in the city to guard the teritory. A brave hero is one who did not hesitate to fight against his enemy, regardless of the enemy strength.

My statement : " That is why Cao Cao have used him in wars often, knowing he is a brave warrior, losing eyesight but still is brave in the war."
After Xiahou dun lose one eye, he still as brave as before. That is why Cao Cao used him often in war.

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Unread postby Huang Bob » Sun Jan 09, 2005 9:16 am

Well, In SGYY he did take the field against Liu Bei at Bo Wang, although he didn't exactly fight.
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Unread postby Iain » Sun Jan 09, 2005 9:32 am

I think historically Xiahou Dun was more of a governor than an action warrior, if he went to any battles after losing his eye he probably directed attacks from far behind the front lines away from anymore stray arrows. :wink:
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Unread postby Lafeel » Sun Jan 09, 2005 5:41 pm

Once bitten as they say...
I doubt Xiahou Dun took personally part in battles, apart from directing them from well behind the front line, after that. Can you blame him? Loosing a part of your anatomy is a real eye opener (pardon the pun)
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