Alright, let's have a discussion about Gohoumei. I was briefly rereading some sections of Juuko arc.
I must say that, throughout the story, I haven't been enthusiastic about Gohoumei. Clearly very talented, especially in siege warfare, able to use formations such as the Ryuudo. And as often as him (or his men) bring out the usual hype sentence (lol) "Only Riboku can do this too"...Gohoumei never felt to me that threatening of a presence for whom I feel Hara is trying, at least, to hype us for. If, at the Coaliton, Gohoumei was a "That guy is really good", Karin was a "Holy fucking shit", despite both of them being new talents. (Though then again Karin is just a freak - now surely even more - no shame in losing to her).
Then we go to the Wei Fire Dragons arc, which I would absolutely have to reread, but I remember not being that impressed with Gohoumei there. I think Ouhon tactically beat him too? Don't remember. @Fleet Admiral Lee Hung @Owl Ki
Then we get to Juuko, where, despite the usual boasting (again, lol) ("Only Riboku can match this", "Bring Shouheikun here to be a match), Gohoumei had an excellent showing and showed he really had levelled up. He decided the strategy of action for the Qin/Wei armies and was also able to take Juuko with a detached Wei force. He's a very strong general for sure.
That being said, that feeling/impression of him ultimately not being that
big of a deal (or to pose that
much of danger, as an antagonist) has never left me. As much as he boasts and talks about taking certain people out, I certainly don't think for a second that he'd be a 50/50 match against someone like Tou in a war, at least currently (as probably all of you do too lol). Yes, he most definitely will grow even further but where do you see him peaking and how much of a threat will he ultimately prove to be in the story? Will he be able to equal his father, as far as individual level goes? Will he be even better? Or will he fall short of that?
I say he'll possibly be around that (and Gokei was a monster) but...yep, those are my thoughts of Gohoumei.
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