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Villain Overview

The Three Great Heavens, also known as the Three Greats, are a central and major antagonistic organization in the popular historical seinen anime and manga series, Kingdom. They are three of the most powerful Great Generals within the State of Zhao as each member possesses martial prowess, tactical abilities, and strategical manipulation that others would call God-like and legendary as they wage and conduct warfare on a grandscale while using every aspect of their individual armies' specialties and skill sets, inspire soldiers with just their presence alone or with a simple speech, and led from the frontlines while destroying every opponent and enemy soldier that appear before them with unbridle and "monstrous" strength.

Members

Current members

  • Hou Ken (Great General of the Hou Ken Army, deceased)

Former Members

  • Ren Pa (Great General of the Ren Pa Army, exiled)
  • Rin Shou Jo (Great General of the Rin Shou Jo Army, deceased)
  • Chou Sha (Great General of the Chou Sha Army, deceased)
  • Ri Boku (Stripped of his rank and is now a fugitive after being ousted for his defeat by Ou Sen and loss of Gyou)

Unofficial Members

  • Kei Sha (Protégé of Ri Boku and General of the Kei Sha Army, deceased)
  • Ko Chou (Great General of the Kochou Army)
  • Shi Ba Shou (Lord of Seika city and Great General level warrior)

Armies

Current

  • Ri Boku Army
    • Ba Nan Ji Army
    • Shun Sui Ju Army
    • Kaine Unit
    • Fu Tei Unit
  • Hou Ken Army
    • Chou Sou Army
    • Man Goku Army
    • Kou Son Ryuu Army
    • Ri Haku Army
    • Shou Mou Army

Former

  • Ren Pa Army
    • Four Heavenly Kings
      • Gen Pou Army
      • Kai Shi Bou Army
      • Rin Ko Army
      • Kyou En Army
  • Rin Shou Jo Army
    • Rin Family's Ten Generals
      • Gyou'Un
      • Chou Ga Ryuu
  • Chou Sha Ryuu Army
  • Dojaku Unit
  • Gyou'Un Army
  • Rai'un Unit
  • Ten Spears

Power and Authority

In the central plains of China, the previous generation of the Three Great Heavens were a part of a gathering of great military figures that were famous across the Warring States which consisted of the Six Great General, the Wei Fire Dragons, Gaku Ki the God of Military, and Kou En the Tiger of Chu and Conqueror of the East.

Martial Prowess

Tactical Abilities

  • In the case of Rin Shou Jo, he was blessed with both intellect and courage as he was one of the greatest tactical-based Great Generals of his generation.

Relationships

Zhao Monarchy and Government

The current king's a useless oaf. the previous on was quite decent. But this one's just unbearable. I'm not stupid enough to serve under an idiot like him. And I'll catch his stupidity too.
~ Ren Pa to Gaku Jou on .

While the Great Heavens were like forces of nature on the battlefield, they suffered from bed relations with their kings and government. It notably being a major problem for Ren Pa and his successor Ri Boku.

30 years ago, during the Battle of Chouhei the previous Zhao king grew increasingly frustrated at the two-year long war campagin with the armies of Qin and decided to replace Ren Pa as the supreme commander with a hot bloodied idiot general who was instantly killed by the Monstrous Bird of Qin, Ou Ki. This horrible defeat led to the Qin winning the two-year-long stalemate and the remaining Zhao forces to capitulate. With over 400,000 captured soldiers, the Qin commander-in-chief, Haku Ki, came to a decision on how to deal with these prisoners.

Citing a lack of food to spare and the danger of rebellion as his reasons, the Great General ordered the prisoners to be put death by burying them alive. This act strengthens the dreaded reputation of the Six Great Generals while it caused a massive amount hatred for the Qin to spread amongst the state of Zhao.

Six Great Generals

The era...of Qin's Six Great Generals and Zhao's Three Great Heavens...A period where held the lives of millions of men in our palms!! A time where we dedicated our very beings to the clash of those bodies day and night!!
~ Ren Pa to Mou Gou


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Wei Fire Dragons

As rivals, the Three Great Heavens had numerous conflicts with the Fire Dragons. A notable one being fought between Gai Mou, the Raging Bull and Ren Pa during which the Zhao Great General dismissed the Bull and refused to fight him personally as he saw the man as nothing more but a dreamless brute that was content with only fighting.

Ri Shin

Just this once, I will allow you to live. However, I shall remember your name. Shin.
~ Hou Ken to Shin during the final day of the Battle of Sai.

Hou Ken, as a Bushin, sensed the young man's martial talent and immediately sought his death as way to prove to the heavens that he was worthy of his title. While he initially saw him as a weakling, Hou Ken's opinion quickly changed after the young 100-Man commander managed to cut and wound him. This encounter was further deepened as they became archenemies after he killed Duke Hyou, a Great General that Shin saw as a father figure/mentor and their second duel with each other during the climax of the Battle of Sai in which the young 1000-Man commander wounded the Bushin not just once but twice after deflecting the Great General's strike in a contest of strength.

Seeing him as nothing more but a child after meeting him during Qin/Zhao alliance banquet, Ri Boku respects Shin for his accomplishments from the Battle of Bayou as he remembered the reports of a young 100-Man commander killing Fuu Ki of Intellect from the Hou Ken Army and Gi Ka, Zhao's member of the Ten Bows. However, Ri Boku showed his arrogance towards Shin as he condescend and teased him on how unfortune it was that Shin could not kill or harm him. But to the shock of everyone who was present, Shin boldly stated -

Don't sell me short, Ri Boku. I'm not even the slightest bit upset by you not dying here. This isn't the sort of place where a man who defeated Ou Ki should die. An it wasn't just his podao, I've received a ton of other amazing things from General Ou Ki too. I'm going to become even stronger. I might only be a commander of 300 comrades at the moment but from here on, I'm gonna climb even higher and my unit's gonna grow even larger too. The names of me and my unit will roar throughout all the lands under the heavens. So listen well, Ri Boku. And etch my face and my words deeply into your head. The one who will defeat you will be Shin of the Hi Shin Unit!!

Impressed with the way that Shin riposted him, Ri Boku took a liking to him and promised to remember his words and face. However, this encounter led the leader of the Greats to greatly underestimate Shin when it came to his abilities.

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Ai Kingdom
Leaders: Rou Ai | Bi Ki
Officials: Ko Reki
Generals: Han O Ki | Han Roki | Wa Tegei
Assassins
Muta | Clan Shiyuu | Shiyuu Elders | Yuu Ren | Yuu Tribe | Clan Shukyou | En Tei | Jo Kan | Sa Ji

Chu Kingdom
Leaders: Shun Shin Kun
Ri En | Ka Rin
Great Generals: Kan Mei | Kou En
Generals: Bei Man | Rin Bu Kun | Gou Ma Sho | Haku Rei | Kou Yoku
Strategists: Jin Ou | Ju Ko Ou
Officials: Chou Kou
Soldiers: Bam Yuu | Gou Toku | Ka En
Affiliates: Gen'U | Kai Shi Bou | Kyou En | Man'U | Ren Pa | Sen To Un

Qin Kingdom
Leaders: Ei Sei | Ryou Fui | Sei Kyou | Shou
Great Generals: Haku Ki | Kan Ki
Generals: Ryuu
Commanders: Koku'Ou | Ma Ron | Rai Do | Ogiko | Saki | Zen Ou | Ran Dou
Soldiers: Gan Jin | Gi Kou | Kan Ki Army
Officials: Shi Shi | Ri Shi | Ketsu Shi

Wei Kingdom
Prime Minister: Gek Ka Kou
Great Generals: Earl Shi | Gai Mou | Go Hou Mei | Go Kei | Haku Ki Sai | Rei Ou
Generals: Ga Gyuu | Gyo En | Jun Ei | Ran Bi Haku | Ryuu Han
Soldiers: Shuu Kou | Kou Ri Gen
Strategists: Jun Sou | Ha Ri
Affiliates: Four Heavenly Kings of Ren Pa

Yan Kingdom
Great Generals: Gaku Ki | Geki Shin | Ordo
Soldiers: Yuki | Otaji

Zhao Kingdom
Leaders: Tou Jou | Sen
Prime Minister: Kaku Kai
Great Generals: Three Great Heavens | Rin Shou Jo | Chou Katsu | Hou Ken | Ri Boku | Ko Chou | Shi Ba Shou | Gaku Jou
Generals: Ba Tei | Chou Sou | Chou Ga Ryuu | Gaku Haku Kou | Gyou'Un | Kei Sha | Kou Son Ryuu | Ri Haku | Fuu Ki | Ryuu Tou | Ryuu Haku Kou | Earl Kou | Earl Rai | Ko Haku Kou | Kin Mou | Man Goku | Shun Sui Ju | Shin Sei Jou | Ba Nan Ji | Mai Kou | Chou Haku | Gaku Ei | Gou Ki | Kou Ki Ou
Commanders: Gi Ka | Kaine | Fu Tei | Jo Shou | Jo Rin
Soldiers: Ten Spears
Affiliates: Bunen | Goba | Geeli | Rozo | Tork | Quanrong


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