Ko Chou
Chinese Hu Zhe
Kanji 扈辄
Epithet "Guardian Deity of the Royal Capital"
Biographical Information
Marital Status Unknown
Age 50s
Gender Male
Hair Possibly silvery grey.
Distinction 7 face Piercings on his face.
State Zhao
Residence Kantan
Location Zhao
Professional Information
Occupation Soldier
Affiliates Zhao Military
Military Rank General
Manga Debut Chapter 500 (mentioned)
Chapter 636 (official appearance)

Ko Chou is a General from the state of Zhao. He serves and protects the royal capital, Kantan. He was later drafted to the Western front by Ri Boku in order to fight back the Qin Invasion.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

He appears to be an old gray-haired general in full armor and an ornamented helmet. He has sharp eyes, goatee, and a mustache.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Appearing to be a serious man, not much is currently known about his personality except like Ren Pa, Ro Zo, and Shi Ba Shou he utterly disliked the former king of Zhao, Tou Jou, as he found him to be no better than the dirt beneath his shoes.

History[edit | edit source]

Story[edit | edit source]

Western Zhao Invasion Arc[edit | edit source]

After hearing the reports of Qin's invasion, Ri Boku tells Kaine to send a request to Kantan in order to summon Ko Chou to the western border after they heard that the Qin has set out with a 200,000 strong army to attack Zhao. After the conclusion of the Battle at Shukai Plains and Qin's conquering of Gyou, the general makes his first official appearance at Retsubi, standing guard along with Shun Sui Ju while they prevent the Qin from resupplying their exhausted armies with food rations.

He also wants to hold the line against Tou Army, while also expecting reinforcements from north, which were nonexistent. Upon hearing it, and Ri Boku's imprisonment, he decided to return to Kantan.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

As a general charged with guarding the capital of the state of Zhao, it is assumed that he possesses powerful abilities and is a possible great general, which is indicated by his impressive moniker as the guardian deity of the royal capital of Kantan.

As shown in the current chapters, the old general displayed impressive intelligence and foresight as he explained that Ri Boku is the keystone that holds up the state of the Zhao itself and immediately chooses to withdraw all forces from Retsubi in order to preserve their fighting strength and divert them to strengthening their defenses in the northern half of Zhao.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Ko Chou's face.
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Ko Chou in Retsubi with Shun Sui Ju.
Ko Chou after the hearing the news of the king's decision and Ri Boku's arrest.
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Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • "Our king is not even worth the shit beneath my boots" - To Shun Sui Ju and his soldiers (Chapter 640)

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • He is based on a real historical general Hu Zhe.[1]
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