The guy is Yang Xiong and his best friend is Shi Xiu. Except for the scenes implicitly or explicitly involving cannibalism, this was perhaps the most brutal one. After the affair of Yang’s wife was revealed, Yang bound her to a tree, pulled out her tongue and cut it off, so she wouldn’t be able to shriek. He said “What kind of heart has a bitch like you? I want to see for myself!” Then he sliced her open from breast to belly, hauled out her organs, hung them on a tree, and cut her into seven parts. Then he wrapped her hair pins and ornaments into a bundle. Well, compared to these guys, most of even the bad guys from Suikoden are angels.
Tsai’s novel equivalent is Xu Ning the Gold Lancer. When the outlaw heroes were unable to defeat a certain enemy because of his cavalry formation, they recruited Xu Ning (by guile), who was a master in the use of the hooked lance. He instructed the outlaw army in its use, so they could finally beat that enemy cavalry. Thus, Tsai has more in common with Xu Ning than Camille, so this is one of few exceptions, because normally S1 characters are more similar to their novel equivalents. Furthermore, Xu Ning is one of the Heavenly Stars who is mentioned very few, Camille is one of the most unimportant story characters, so Tsai wins in that aspect, even though he’s not one of the most important story characters.
sticky-runes wrote:Wolkendrache, where you've failed to change my mind about Chaco, you've succeeded at changing my mind about Tsai.
I’m not trying to change one’s mind, I’m just adding some angles to look at characters. Hence I sometimes say sacrilegious stuff like “Regarding a S2 sequel, Pesmerga has more left to develop than Humphrey” and “Since the Tenkou star is to be extraordinary or to have exceptional skills, Chaco deserves more to be that star than Eileen.” sticky, read the novel, Bruce is reading it too, it's worth it, you'll perhaps look at the Suikoden characters from an additional angle.