Sunday, April 17, 2011
Xiao Meng is the archer of the Handicapped Warriors. He, of course, has to have a handicap to be a part of the Handicapped Warriors. What's his handicap, you ask? Why is there a picture of Diaochan? And why is he and Diaochan in the same paragraph? Well, Xiao Meng is a eunuch, so his handicap is not having any testicles. Yes, Diaochan is a eunuch in The Ravages of Time. Shocking, eh?
Xiao Meng looks like a woman, so she regularly takes on the role of a woman to infiltrate and gather information. And she, I mean he, does just that to get close to Dong Zhuo. His archery skill is incredible. He regularly shoots down potential foes, and, when with Lu Bu, he gives Cao Cao lots of trouble.
As a beautiful person, Xiao Meng is attractive to many people. She fools Cao Cao by pretending to be Zhang Xiu's aunt, thus causing Cao Cao's great retreat. Lu Bu falls for him before knowing that he is a eunuch, and, afterward, still wants Xiao Meng. Liaoyuan Huo knows that Xiao Meng is a eunuch, but he loves him all the same.
Xiao Meng is one of the most interesting characters in the story. He even gets a full chapter that shows his life from when he when young up to the point where he dies. Yes, Xiao Meng dies. And what a horrible death it is.