|“||I must be the one to slay the Great General of Wei, Earl Shi of the Spear with my own hands, and take Chou You in the name of Qin!! As well everything else that comes after...I don't have the time to spare a retreat. Cheap victories from pissant battles are not enough. If I do not continue to achieve Great victories one after another...Then I will never become a Great General whose name is etched into China's History!!||„|
|~ Ou Hon's declaration.|
Ou Hon is a deuteragonist/tritagonist in the popular historical seinen manga and anime series, Kingdom. He is the only son of Ou Sen, a General of Qin and his late mother Shu Kei, and a relative to the late Great General, Ou Ki the Monstrous Bird of Qin. A close friend of Mou Ten and a frequent rival/ally of Ri Shin. He currently serves as a General for the State of Qin as the leader of the Gyoku Hou Army during the Warring States era of ancient B.C. China.
Born into the main branch of the wealthy and prestigious, Ou Family as the son of the current head Ou Sen, a talented general and Shu Kei, a beautiful noblewoman. Ou Hon's birth would be one of slight controversy as unsavory rumors calmed that he was not his father's real son. Whether these rumors are true or not is currently unknown as his mother would unfortunately die during childbirth from massive blood loss. Ou Hon would later be raised in the main estate of the family and was looked after by Ban You, an old aide of the family, who taught him the arts of the military, martial arts, strategical planning and tactical theories. The old soldier would later go on to become a close confidant and a somewhat father figure to the young noble. Around the ages of 9-10 when he first started taking up the spear, in a rare occurrence, his father Ou Sen showed and told him that the basics started from the center of his right half. Probably doing it on a whim, to Ou Hon it was of the first time he saw his powerful father interact and exchange words with him. It was on that day forward that Ou Hon's training truly began as he would relentlessly train even when the weather was harsh, and he is palms were sore or bled.
Years later and now in his teens, Ou Hon would enter the Qin military as a 100-man commander and at one point during this period, he would meet his future friend/rival and fellow 100-man commander Mou Ten.
Keeping his long hair tied in place by a gray hairband, Ou Hon wears full body armor that is quite similar to that of the other soldiers. His front armor has the design of the head of a dragon while his metal shoulder pads carry the motif of a phoenix on them.
A no-nonsense and serious person by nature, Ou Hon takes pride in being a commander in the army, bordering on arrogance. He possesses a deep desire to become a Great General of Heavens and expresses it as his duty and obligation as the heir of the Ou Family. Being the successor to the Ou Family, Ou Hon cuts himself no slack as he attempts to practice with his spear. This resolve started from a young age when he practiced and trained tirelessly despite being naturally gifted.
Powers and Abilities
- Enhanced Strength: Due to constant training with his spear, Ou Hon is a walking powerhouse of precision as he blow away an entire battalion of infantrymen and cavalry soldiers. His strength is also either a match or slightly higher than his rival Ri Shin's, despite the letter possessing potent strength himself.
- Enhanced Speed & Reflexes
- Enhanced Stamina
- Enhanced Endurance and Durability
- Enhanced Senses
- Enhanced Recovery
- Spearmanship Mastery: Since his childhood, Ou Hon was trained in the orthodox style of spear techniques. With these techniques, there exist countless "forms" to be used against opponents.
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- Destructive Power - After fighting and killing Earl Shi of the Wei Fire Dragon in combat, Ou Hon greatly improved to the point it mimics the Earl's style.