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Lu Bu: Smart or Cowardly?

Unread postPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2004 7:54 am
by Lord_Zhuge000
Lu Bu is shown in SGYY and in the Dynasty games to be the ultimate, unbeatable warrior. However, the original SGZ text contradicts this. Was Lu Bu smart in his actions, taking time to implement his ultimate plan?
Or was he simply a coward, easily lead and afraid of death?

Unread postPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2004 10:46 am
by fantasycrusader
I'm not so sure about Lu Bu in teh book. O_o but from the game.......he seems pretty brave, revolting and all. O_o

Unread postPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2004 12:28 pm
by Lord_Zhuge000
Yeh, but he betrayed every single person he ever served. That's gotta stand for something. He even tried to sway Cao Cao right before he was executed, and if it hadnt been for Liu Bei, he probably would have succeeded.

Unread postPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2004 2:28 pm
by Li Zhen
In the SGYY, you can see how cowardly he is when he begs for his life in chapter 19, but for the rest of the time I would say he was pretty brave. Perhaps he didn't need much courage going into battle though, since he was so sure to come out of it alive. I'd say he's just stupid, listening to slander and falling into enemy ploys too easily. He only needs a little encouragement before he does something unexpected (i.e kill Ding Yuan, kill Dong Zhuo, take Xia Pi and generally not follow Chen Gong's advice.).

Unread postPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2004 4:53 pm
by Li Ruiyue
I don't think he's either. He never was smart, as he always went head first into the midst of battle without thinking. However, he hardly ever showed cowardice, it was all brute strength and courage to Lu Bu.
So, I say Lu Bu was not a coward, just basically an idiot. :wink:

Unread postPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2004 8:49 pm
by Exar Kun
Well nothing wrong with wanting to live I think.
I don't think he was a coward,more of a complete fool.

Unread postPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2004 9:42 pm
by Han Liang
He was cowardly, just not meek. IT is cowardly to stab somebody in the back, figuratively. However, he did fairly bravely and rationally create peace between Liu Bei and one of Yuan Sh(ao?)(u?)'s generals.

Unread postPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2004 10:58 pm
by KingofWei&Wu
a bit of both

Unread postPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2004 11:18 pm
by Guan Zhi Sun of Guan Yu
I cant say he was cowardly cause he fought the three oath brothers for how many boutes, but I am not saying he was smart that is how he got caught by Cao Cao.

Unread postPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2004 12:11 am
by n06guy
Neither, just a complete fool. Wouldnt listen to anything Chen Gong suggested. Maybe he got hit on the head to many times in battle... :lol: