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Chou Tou
Chou Tou portrait
Chinese Zhang Tang
Biographical Information
Status
Deceased (Slain; Poisoned)
Marital Status Single
Age 65
Gender Male
State Qin
Location Kankoku Pass (Death Place)
Professional Information
Classification Army Commander
Cavalry
Occupation Soldier
Affiliates Qin Military
Chou Tou Army
Military Rank Great General
Equipment Glaive
Media
Appearance
Manga Debut Chapter 108
Chou Tou was a Great General from Qin. He defended the gate of Kankoku Pass together with Kan Ki and Mou Gou against the Wei and Han armies.

AppearanceEdit

Chou Tou was dressed in armor befitting a General and wore the expression of an battle hardened warrior. He had a long mustache and a beard.

PersonalityEdit

Chou Tou was very serious and dedicated, exhibiting great loyalty to his country. Showing great disdain for dishonorable tactics, he exhibits the mannerisms of a seasoned warrior till his death. Respected greatly by his own men, he was shown to express utter respect and appreciation to an individual he judged harshly before, as he did with Kanki, even asking him to "become the greatest general".

He personally stated that he hated the Six Great Generals of Qin. On the other hand, he was quite loyal to the state of Qin and was outraged when the concept of patriotism was scorned by Kan Ki. 

HistoryEdit

He has been fighting on the battlefield for 50 years ever since his first campaign at 15 years old, which makes him a 65 year old veteran.

He holds the longest service record of all the Qin generals. He probably has met with Mou Gou at a certain point of his life, as they seemed to know each other and were talking frequently while defending Kankoku Pass.

StoryEdit

Coalition Invasion ArcEdit

He was one of the two generals assigned to the Chu border to prevent an invasion. When Chu invades Qin, the Chu 1st army of 50,000 slipped through the gap between his location and that of General Mou Bu. Later, he is seen at the Palace with the other Generals and officials discussing the strategy to repel the Six State invasion. General Chou Tou is assigned a section of Kankoku Pass to defend along with General Mou Gou and Kan Ki.

On the night of the third day of the battle of Kankoku Pass, during the stalemate, Chou Tou went to Mou Gou to talk about the Coalition Army's suspicious movements since the day before. They then begin to speak of their past, and how it's strange for the two ho them to be defending Kankoku Pass, the last life line of Qin, instead of the Six Great Generals. And how they were unable to rise to the front during the golden age of King Sho and his Six Generals. Chou Tou then tells Mou Gou that he hated them, and Mou Gou admits he did too. They then begin to laugh and Mou Gou tells him that living to such an old age is a talent in itself. So on that point the two of them had managed to surpass them. Chou Tou agrees. Mou Gou then tells him old timers such as them have roles that only they can fulfill. And if they are speaking purely of talent, then there are those such as Ousen and his own son, and there's no doubt they would not lose in that regard to even Qin's Six Generals. However, those two would not be able to hold Kankoku Pass, because they do not possess enough "weight." Which is why Shouheikun had the two of them posted there, along with Qin's number one general at turning the tables Kan Ki. Mou Gou procedes to tell him that if that is the will of the heavens, then he will gladly abide by it. That the heavens would still organize such a grand stage for such an old man. He then tells Chou Tou to etch their names into history together.

The next day he is poisoned by Sei Kai's attacks. Alot of his men are poisoned and die at the moment,but he seems unharmed. Later on, it is revealed that the poison he has been strucked by will kill him in 3 days. As he departs to join Kanki's charge against Han army's HQ to kill Sekai the commander-in-chief and leaves Mougou in total charge of the Kankoku wall, he salutes his comrades and expresses how it has been an honor to serve at his soldiers side for such a long time. He apologizes to them for being so stubborn and not wanting to die by poison, but on the battlefield. Cutting through the enemies, he reaches Sei Kai and cuts him down, however he dies very few moments afterwards.

AbilitiesEdit

STATS
Strength 86
Leadership 90
Intelligence 88
Experience A

Though great in age, Chou Tou is still adept with a glaive and a fearsome fighter. Despite being struck by Sei Kai's poison, he managed to keep fighting through sheer force of will, even being able to ignore his wounds and his fatigue in order to summon a final burst of power to slay both Nakon and Sei Kai

Quotes Edit

  • "I was fifteen years old when I embarked on my first campaign. For fifty years have I wandered from battlefield to battlefield, glaive in ahdn and smeared with dirt and blood. Even now in the Qin Army I hold the longest service record amongst all its old Generals. Not a bad run if I say so myself. All that was left was a fitting conclusion to this long career. If that meant dying on the battlefield, then so be it. However,... not... poison. Something like poison is no way for a General to die!!" (Chapter 303, page 3–5)
  • [Replies to Sei Kai]
    Sei Kai: "Impossible! Why haven't you died from the poisoned arrows!? Chou Tou: "You still don't understand, do you Sei Kai!? No, it's unthinkable that you would! A man like you who has never fought in battle who spends his days tinkering with underhanded poison... What would you know of a person's strength!? What would you know of a General's strength!? You imbecile!! A commander does not show his back and flee!!" (Chapter 303, page 10–11)
  • [To Kan Ki]
    "You are addicted to the sensation of emerging victorious through your own cunning. ...and that is... a trait shared by many exemplary Generals. It's irritating but... you have... the talent too. I won't grovel to you, but... promise me this. Become the number one General in Qin. Kan Ki. I leave Qin... to you." (Chapter 303, page 14–15)

GalleryEdit

MangaEdit

Chou Tou infected
Chou Tou infected with poison
Choutou Saluting his members
Chou Tou saluting his men
Chou Tou Spouting Blood Due to Poison
Chou Tou spouting blood due to poison
Sei Kai's death
Chou Tou slays Sei Kai
Choutou falls
Chou Tou falls in battle
Chou Tou Shot with poison
Chou Tou Shot with poison
Chou Tou confronts Sei Kai
Chou Tou confronts Sei Kai
Chou Tou Army
Chou Tou Army
Chou Tou Shot
Chou Tou Shot

Characters
Ai
Royal Palace
Royal Family Rou Ai - Queen Mother

Government Chou Kou - Ko Reki
Generals Current
Han O Ki
Former
Wa Tegi

Commanders Han Roki - Ha Mui - Bu Tai
Royal Palace
Royal FamilyFormerly
Shou Hei Kun

GovernmentShun Shin Kun
Great GeneralsKan Mei - Ka Rin

GeneralsFormerly
Rin Bu Kun

1000-Man CommandersHaku Rei - Kou Yoku
Han
Great GeneralsSei Kai

2000-Man CommandersFormerly
Bakan
Jo
Residence
Leader Jo Elder

Civilian Shuu (Jo)
Qi
Royal Palace
Royal Family Ou Ken
Military
GeneralsGanmo
Qin
Royal Family Current
Ei Sei - Queen Mother - Rei - Rui
Former
Boku Kou - Sei Kyou - Sho - Sou Jou

Government Current
Ri Shi - Ryo Fui - Sai Taku - Shi Shi - Shou Hei Kun - Shou Bun Kun
Former
Ketsu Shi

Royal Harem Amin - Chou Kou - Kou - Rou Ai - You
Great Generals Current
Mou Bu - Tou
Former
Chou Tou - Duke Hyou - Mou Gou

Six Great Generals:
Ko Shou - Kyou - Haku Ki - Ou Ki - Ou Kotsu - Shiba Saku

Generals Current
Do Mon - Heki - Kan Ki - Kan Ou - Ou Sen - Roku O Mi - Ryuu Koku - Shou Kaku
Former
Dou Kin - Ei Bi - En Ka - Koku Gou - Ra Gen - Rin Bou - Ryuu

5000-Man CommandersOu Hon - Shin

3000-Man CommandersKyou Kai

2000-Man CommandersMou Ten

1000-Man CommandersCurent
Hoku Shu - Gaku Rai - Kaku Un - Kan Jou - Ogiko - Ran Dou
Former
Baku Koshin - Jou Han - Kaku Bi - Tai Un

100-Man CommandersChu Tetsu - Den Ei - Den Yuu - Hai Rou - Kyo Gai - Ryuu Sen

10-Squad LeadersBi Hei - Ro En - Ryuu Yuu - Seki - Suu Gen - Taku Kei

5-Squad LeadersFormer
Batsu Ken - Bi Tou - Bun Ketsu - Hou - Kyou Ji - San Ka - Yuu Gi

StrategistsKa Ryo Ten - Kai Oku - Mou Ki
Mountain Tribe
King Yo Tan Wa

Elders Chouga Elders

Warriors Ba Jio - Fuji - Rankai - Shunmen - Tajifu - Toji
Wei
Royal Palace
Royal Family Kei Bin
Great GeneralsCurrent
Go Hou Mei
Former
Renpa
Seven Fire Dragons:
Current
Gai Mou
Former
Go Kei - Tai Roji - Shi Ei - Rei Ou - Shou Sen - Ba Tou

Generals Current
Fuu Haku - Kan Ei
Former
Kyuu Gen - Haku Kisai - Ga Gyuu - Rinko - Gen Bou - Kyou En - Kai Shi Bou

1000-Man CommandersFormer
Dou Sei

StrategistsHyou Ki
Yan
Great GeneralsCurrent
Ordo
Former
Geki Shin - Gaku Ki
Royal Palace
Royal Family Tou Jou
Great Generals Three Great Heavens
Current
Ri Boku - Hou Ken
Former
Rinshoujou - Ren Pa - Chousha
Other
Gaku Jou

Generals Current
Kou Son Ryuu - Ri Haku - Ki Sui - Ba Nan Ji - Shuu Sui Ju
Former
Man Goku - Shou Mou - Fuu Ki - Rin Ko - Gen Bou - Kyou En - Kai Shi Bou - Kei Sha

Army Commanders Current
Ba Tei - Kin Mou - Gaku Ei - Kai Gou
Former
Ryuu Tou

1000-Man CommanderGou Ran

Strategists Chousou

CommandersKaine - Fu Tei

OthersGika

Civilians
MerchantsFormer
Ryo Fui - Shi Ka - A Mon - Kou Shou

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