|“||Ahh, Actually, I guess there is an easier way of introducing myself to you. I'm the same as you and Ou Hon. A man aiming to be a Great General of the Heavens.||”|
Mou Ten is a General of Qin and the leader of the Gaku Ka Army. He is also the heir of the famous Mou Family, the first born son of Great General and First Great Mou Bu, grandson of the late Great General Mou Gou, and the older brother of the strategist Mou Ki.
Mou Ten is often described as looking very feminine with his long bright brown hair, short and slender frame as well as his distinct lack of facial hair, he also has a small mole underneath his right cheek.
As pointed out by Shin, Mou Ten has virtually no resemblance to his father, Mou Bu. In Season 3 of the anime, his hair became a darker shade of brown to match his appearance in the manga.
During his early years on the battlefield Mou Ten wore a pink robe over his armor, golden vambraces on his forearms and carries a thin jian sword with him. At some point before the capture of Koku You, he began to wear a different robe of darker shade of pink with fur around his neck. After becoming a general he shortened his hair and added pauldrons, a choker and a cape to his attire.
Mou Ten possesses a very friendly and outgoing personality as he is always lively and ready to joke about situations. At times, Mou Ten can seem quite carefree but this conceals a very cunning side of him which shows up whenever things get serious. He is not above using his father's and grandfather's influence to get what he wants.
Mou Ten had a very loving relationship with his grandfather Mou Gou. During the Sanyou Arc we are shown various moments throughout Mou Ten's childhood where he is seen smiling and having fun with his grandfather. And this would carry on until Mou Gou's dying days, when he lamented on the fact that he could never reach the notoriety of the 6 great generals Mou Ten responded by telling him that to him, he was a bigger hero than all of them.
Mou Ten seem to care deeply about his father, despite their rough relation. During Coalition War before the battle begun he visited his father in order to make sure he has a plan. When he noticed that Mou Bu is in danger he rushed to save him and even risked his own life to do it. He does however seem to be a bit afraid of him.
Ten loves his little brother and is protective of him and his feelings, yet believes in his tactical strength and abilities enough to recommend him to the Hi Shin Unit.
Thanks for always watching out for me, Gramps. When I get kids, you'll be the first one to carry them in your arms. I love you, Gramps.
Ko Zen was Mou Ten's guardian, since early childhood and later became his adjutant. Mou Ten really cares deeply about him, even calling him "Gramps" and telling him he loves him.
Mou Ten studied strategy under his adoptive uncle Shou Hei Kun. His former teacher respects him greatly and acknowledge his talent.
Having met him either before or during his grandfather's campaign on the state of Han, Mou Ten got to know his follow 100-man commander through their mutual rivalry on various battlefields and later grew to respect Ou Hon's abilities as a commander, commenting on his powerful spearmanship during the Sanyou Campaign but found his personality and constant seriousness to be too rigid.
He was friendly to Ri Shin, as he sees him interesting. And he acts as the middleman in the quarrels between Shin and Ou Hon. From time to time he gives Shin advice about commanding and on occasions even helps him out.
Mou Ten was born as the eldest son to Mou Bu and grandson of Mou Gou the Hakurou and Great General. While growing on his family estate he was a very mischievous and reckless child who often pulled pranks on Ko Zen, his appointed guardian by himself or with his Mou Ki, his younger brother. Having pampered and spoiled throughout his childhood, Mou Ten hated to study and soon fell behind other heirs of noble families. As a solution for this problem Ko Zen hired an attractive and beautiful female tutor due to Mou Ten adoring girls. After that his education progressed ridiculously fast as it turned out he was just lazy and lacked motivation despite his inner talent. However at the end of the studies his tutor left to get married in the south and Mou Ten would remained prostrate for three straight days but he later developed a taste for legal studies as he continued in that direction and eventually passed the most difficult of legalism exams and obtained the status of a judge in the state of Qin’s courts. 
At the age of 10 Mou Ten visited his father's unit and met Ai Sen for the first time, which cought his attention. In the coming years, Ai Sen would often meet Mou Ten irregularly on the battlefield after the latter joined the military.
At one point his life, possibly when reaching his early teens, Mou Ten attended Shou Hei Kun's Strategist Academy and received special recognition as one of his best students for his strategical genius.
At the beginning of his military career, Mou Ten participated in the Anhou Campaign led by Mou Gou, a Great General of the State of Qin and his grandfather, and scored many great achievements during the war.
Mou Ten is first seen observing the Qin camp as they begin their war with Wei, stating his lack of interest in the whole fight before heading south of the camp.
As the Qin army marches into Wei, he runs into the Hi Shin unit and introduces himself to Shin.
As the army besieges the Wei city of Kourou and fails to gain an advantage, he comes to talk with the Hi Shin Unit, telling them of his grandfather's battle style and that they may have no choice but to rely on a long term siege for victory. On the 11th day, he sees the Gyoku Hou unit move into action and states that the siege tower is quite a rare item, impressed they brought it all the way from Qin. Commenting on how skilled the Gyoku Hou unit is, Mou Ten notices that the other Qin soldiers have not taken advantage of the empty siege tower and that Ou Hon's men are hard-pressed on all sides. As the fight goes on, he notices that the Gyoku Hou who started the fire are now mounted below the siege tower as though awaiting something. When the gates are opened by Ou Hon's men, the Gaku Ka seize the opportunity to be the first ones in and take the lord of the city's castle in a very short time. His men are confronted by Ou Hon and his men, each side arguing their great success in the day and almost coming to blows about who really conquered the city. Ou Hon ends the issue and Mou Ten just calls it a favor he owes and calls over the nearby Hi Shin unit. Upon smelling the smoke coming from the city, he warns Shin that it does not concern them but is ignored by the angry boy. He arrives in to stop Shin from killing a Qin 1000-man commander as it is a crime in the army to do so, asking him if his conviction to be a great general only weighs so much. He later uses his influence with his grandfather to get the other squad the harsher sentence and Shin a light one considering he didn’t kill the 1000-man commander, Ou Hon asks him why he helped Shin in the matter to which he replies that he has taken a liking to Shin due to his straightforward nature.
At the siege of Kinrikan, he uses the siege tower to get to the city walls and notes the skills of the Hi Shin unit as a whole before laughing at their attempt to scale the city walls. When Shin falls off the wall, he states that he would be a serious threat to the other special units if he wasn't an idiot and he calls it part of Shin's character. He comments on the arrival of the army's big name, Kaku Bi, a 1000-Man Commander. Checking up on General Ra Gen a bigger plan from the Wei. The army leaves Kinrikan and moves in a defensive formation which has him thinking his grandfather has predicted that another attack might come. He talks with Shin about the chance Renpa is the enemy Commander-in-Chief when is interrupted by his father, who says that his intuition is the only part of him that has matured.
Mou Ten is later promoted to the rank of 1000-man commander along with Shin and Ou Hon. On the march, he congratulates Shin on his promotion and talks about the pressure Ou Hon is under as one born to a famous family.
When word arrives that Ren Pa is not the Commander-in-Chief, Mou Ten notes that is unsettling news since the great general won't be limited to his Headquarters. After the death of Gen Pou and in light of recent events, Mou Ten suggests a team-up between his unit, Shin's Hi Shin Unit, and that of Ou Hon's. The next day, he gives the Gaku Ka unit a speech, which he rarely does, before going for Rin Ko's position with 800 of his men then splitting them into five smaller groups to penetrate through Rin Ko's troops. When the Gaku Ka kill a sufficient amount of Rin Ko's personal troops, he sends a signal for both the Hi Shin and the Gyoku Hou Units to charge at Rin Ko's position. His men open a path for both Shin and Ou Hon to reach Rin Ko as their troops battle in the vicinity with the Gaku Ka retreating. Wondering why Shin and Ou Hon are taking so long, he hopes that they don't misjudge the time to pull out from Rin Ko's position. In the night, he goes to see his grandfather who notices that both Do Mon and Ei Bi have admonished him for his recklessness on the field. Noticing that Mou Gou is acting strange, Mou Ten points it out and hears his grandfather say he will no longer run away. On the day of battle, he wonders about his grandfather and hurries to his position when the battle with Rin Ko's forces is won. Seeing Mou Gou bleeding from his severed arm, Mou Ten charges heedlessly at Ren Pa and barely dodges the attack which his horse sacrifices itself to take while it kills his soldiers following him. Seeing the Wei HQ on fire, he realizes that they might go after his injured grandfather to settle the score and grabs a horse before putting himself in Kai Shi Bou's path shocked when Ren Pa stops Kai Shi Bou, calling the battle a loss for their side.
Three months later, Mou Ten is stationed at Rein, a city near the Sanyou border. He relaxes here while his unit deals with any Wei attackers in the region. His lieutenant returns from fighting Wei troops and tells him of a rumor which involves the Hi Shin unit suffering a string of defeats. Arriving to meet with Shin, Mou Ten was shocked at his horrible strategies and he offered to help them proposing to assign his little brother who is a strategist to the unit. However, his brother, Mou Ki, sent to them Ka Ryo Ten instead.
During the Battle of Kankoku Pass, he is stationed in the Tou Army with Ou Hon. He enters the fray parallel to the Rin Bou Army while providing them with support. Later, it is revealed that he asked Mou Bu about the battle plan. He is told the Chu army is comprised of three armies, each of them is 50,000 men strong for a grand total of 150,000 with the commander of the Chu Army is part of the 3rd Army lying at the back. And that Mou Bu's target is the head of the Chu Army's Commander-in-chief. And the Tou Army will be taking care of their 1st army.
He nearly has his head cut off by Kou Yoku but he manages to parry the deadly blow and keep his unit moving to break through their weak point.
Later, after Rin Bou is killed by Haku Rei, he splits the Gaku Ka Unit's rear and front into two groups. The rear dived into the giant melee, heading straight for the enemy HQ while the front would follow him deep into the enemy's vicinity, where there are no allied forces. He knows for a commander like Roku O Mi who personally wades into the thick of battle, there is nothing more fearsome than a skilled archer. So for the sake of assisting Roku O Mi and for the sake of the battle further down the line they had to remove the threat.
He sends Riku Sen to lead the heavy armor cavalry as a diversion to gain the enemy's attention. Then Mou Ten attacks from the other side. But as he is about to slay Haku Rei, Kou Yoku appears and knocks him off his horse with his strike. Before the two Chu commanders could kill him, he is saved by Ou Hon and the Gyoku Hou Unit.
When Haku Rei's platform cart arrives, he had planned to snipe Ou Hon and Tou. But unbeknownst to him Mou Ten and a few of Gaku Ka soldiers had been hiding under the cart. He tries to shoot Mou Ten, but only is able to get a few strands of his hair before Mou Ten cuts his chest and shoulder along with his bow in two. Giving Tou enough time to defeat Rin Bu Kun.
Mou Ten, like Ou Hon and Shin could tell that the end of the attrition warfare would soon be upon them.
Mou Ten was assigned in the combined Tou and Mou Bu armies under General Tou's command. After Mou Bu delivers a powerful speech he has the Left (Heki 3,000-man Unit) attack the 60,000 men strong Kanmei Army Right. After a while of only the Left fighting everyone begins to worry. But, Mou Ten thinks he's figured out what he’s planning. When the Chu sends reinforcements to wipe the Left out. Mou Ten’s older lieutenant asks if they were just a casual sacrifice? Mou Bu then has all his troops starting from the left charge in an assault in Echelon Formation. He explains what an echelon formation is. Ka Rin then sends out her Army of war chariots, which are producing a huge amount of dust. As Rokuomi goes to charge them, they turn left. They had been raising dust on purpose as a smokescreen. It then revealed Karin’s war elephant unit. After a hard-fought battle, Kanou and Rokuomi drive the elephants away. But it's revealed by Tou they retreated to easily. After the retreat, it is revealed they were nothing but a distraction to corner the Tou Army with all of Karin’s troops.
Feeling their defense to still be too weak, Tou switched the commanders of the left and right-wing
. Mou Ten is appointed the commander of the 5000 strong right armies. Ou Hon was appointed the commander of the 5000 strong left armies. Riku Sen nervously tells Mou Ten that to have been chosen in a situation such as the one they are facing, and they may have accepted a bit too readily but Mou Ten tells him that it's not true. He tells them the only people in the Tou Army who are capable of fighting in those kinds of circumstances are himself and Ou Hon. Mou Ten then leaves the HQ to his older lieutenant and tells him if things get too dangerous to let him know with the flags. He tells Mou Ten he will hold the position even if it cost him his
life. Mou Ten tells him not to push himself too hard because he can't die before he holds his child in his arms first. He tells his men through the bulk of their forces are their infantry holding the lines, and it is up to them as cavalry that holds their fates in their hands. And they move out. He then tells Riku Sen not to screw up. And they split into four groups. Mou Ten knew that the outside of their formation was still within the Chu's enclosure. And the moment they stop, the enemy's blades would be able to catch them. Therefore, they must also avoid clashing with Chu's head-on. And their target is the back of the enemy forces attacking their infantry formations. Just hitting them in the back was enough to greatly demoralize the enemy forces. They then immediately pull out. While looking for a safe spot, Kou Moku finds a spot, but Mou Ten tells him that that spot isn't good. And they would find themselves trapped after the second charge. It's revealed that Mou Ten always thinks three or four steps ahead while they move. To allow his cavalry to keep moving, Mou Ten would memories all the positions while
on the move. Then he would once again strike at the backs of enemies at any spot that was at risk of folding. And so long as the cavalry kept moving and providing assistance, their foot soldiers began to regain their space to take a rest. So long as they kept proving the infantry with breathing room, the formation wouldn't collapse so easily. While doing this he sees Karin move in on the other battlefield. He rushes to the other battlefield to intercept Ka Rin. But Karin sends a small group under the command of her brother Ka En to kill Mou Bu who is in a fight with Kan Mei to prove he's the strongest in all of China. Ka En gets to the duel and is intercepted by Mou Ten who attacks Ka En slightly injuring him. Ka En pushes him in between Kan Mei and Mou Bu; Kan Mei who gets offended by this cuts Mou Ten knocking him to the ground, after which Mou Bu brutally kills Kan Mei.
Mou Ten would later recover from his injuries after the war and was promoted to a 2000-Man Commander for his achievements during the Kankoku battle. He and his unit were sent to Kakuen, which was South of Shin's location of Kaisou.
During Koku You Arc Mou Ten is already a 4000-Man Commander. After the battle ended he joins Qin forces to finish the fort contractions in Hi Shin Units place. He playfully ask Shin if he wants to try his luck in matchmaking and later explains the military and the current political situation in the Middle Kingdom and advises Shin and the Hi Shin Unit to recover their full strength.
He and his Gaku Ka Unit was sent to take over for the Hi Shin Unit in defending the Koku You region. They stayed there and had to watch, how the Zhao closed more and more of the border. Then a messenger arrived and recalled Mou Ten to Kanyou, while the Gaku Ka Unit should remain in their position. In Kanyou, he attended a secret tactical meeting with Ou Hon, Shin, and Ka Ryo Ten.
He was sent alongside Ou Hon and Shin under Ou Sen and his 2 other officers Yo Tan Wa and Kan Ki to attack Gyou. Before the battle started he had a conversation with Ou Sen, where he was able to correctly guess his intentions. Ou Sen then asked the young commander to join his army, but Mou Ten refused, saying that there is someone far more deserving the honor. His task on the first day was to bait Ki Sui Army with hit and run tactics so that they would be an easy target for an attack from Ma Kou Army. After the death of Ma Kou, he was able to save half of the left wings army together with Shin. For these achievements, he becomes the acting General of the Ma Kou Army. He stalled Ki Sui Army long enough for 15 long days using cat and mouse maneuvers.
On the 15th day of battle, he chased after Ba Tei to the center. On his way, however, he turned back and saved Ou Sen from the pincer attack, by wounding Ba Nan Ji's eye and stopping his charge.
Five months later, standing alongside Ri Shin and Ou Hon he is promoted to the rank of a general during the award ceremony.
One month after being promoted to a general, Mou Ten, with an entirely fresh and new look befitting him perfectly, meets up with his fellow general Ri Shin as they greet each other and introduces Ai Sen his newly appointed adjutant and lieutenant while on their way to Gyou.
Mou Ten is seen commanding Gaku Ka Army against Zhao general Kou Shi. He was easily pushing back Zhao units due to two reasons. One was that his talent blossomed after becoming a general. Second was due to the offensive power of his new adjutant Ai Sen.
During the war Gaku Ka Army is posted with Ou Sen Army. When Gyoku Hou is send by Kan Ki to a suicide mission Mou Ten goes to Ou Sen's HQ and begs the great general to save his son, but he refuses, claiming that he had a deal with Kan Ki to leave Gyoku Hou to him. Mou Ten then leaves hoping that Hi Shin Army will get there in time to save them.
Mou Ten and his army take part in the Ongoing war against Zhao. During the siege of Atsuyo they station north and protect the rear of Ou Sen Army from any outside attacks. During strategical meeting he proposes Heki Army to attack Sekirei due to their proficiency in fundamental warfare. When the city is taken without a fight he suspects a trap and orders his troops to search every corner of town.
When the battle starts his army and Hi Shin Army join forces in order to escape Ri Boku's trap. They combine into a Drill Formation and clash against Seika Army's own Drill Formation. During the battle Mou Ten is attacked by general Gaku Shou. Even though, his parring skills save his life he is defeated. However, Ai Sen is able to save his life and both units escape the encirclement despite suffering heavy losses.
|“||I've always known Ten, that you are the most talented man to be born into the Mou Family in the last three generations...||”|
|I like women|
|I love woman|
|Special Traits: Every generation looks different|
|Special Traits: Every generation looks different|
Stated by his grandfather, Mou Gou to be a prodigy even among his own elite family, Mou Ten has proven to be an excellent leader, warrior, and tactician. He received special strategist recognition from his teacher. Shou Hei Kun holds him in high regard and even admitted that he's not able to grasp the full scope of his talent.
Master Swordsman: Mou Ten is a genius swordsman compared to his self taught comrade Shin. His technique emphasizing versatility, precision, dexterous and quick reactions. And he also shows an uncanny reflex in deflecting finishing blows while launching pin point counterattacks. With his sword alone, Mou Ten has held his own against powerful opponents like Kou Yoku of the Thunder during the first day of the Coalition War and the monstrous Zhao general, Ba Nan Ji.
- Parrying: Mou Ten demonstrated impressive skills in parrying that saved his life on multiple ocasions. He was able to receive strikes from Kou Yoku during their bout which impressed the young Chu commander. Few years later during his clash with general Ba Nan Ji he parried his full power strike and used the momentum to strike at his exposed eye. And during the Battle of Gian he was able to survive a strike from general Gaku Shou by slightly redirecting his glaive (although the blow still severily wounded him).
When seen leading from the forefront, Mou Ten demonstrated impressive skills in raising morale to the point where his unit's strength was able to match and clash with Rin Ko's elite veteran soldiers . During the Battle at Shukai Plains, after the left battlefield started to collapse due to Ma Kou's death, he was able to quickly take command over the remains of Ma Kou Army and save them from complete destruction. He created two rallying points and convinced the Ma Kou soldiers that their leader was still alive. After that, he committed all his resources to support his rallying points and push back the Zhao forces while avoiding a direct clash with Ba Tei. This tactic enabled him to revive the left half of the army and at the day's end, he was temporarily elevated to the rank of General by Ou Sen to serve as the Ma Kou Army's Commander for the duration of the campaign due to his actions.
Mou Ten's brilliance in tactics was revealed during the Sanyou Campaign when he came up with the plan to kill Rin Ko while cooperating with Gyoku Hou Unit and Hi Shin Unit. During the combat, he took the most dangerous role and attacked the general's deadly veteran soldiers in order to focus the enemy's attention and open a path for the other two units. It was also noted that Mou Ten was the only one from the young commanders who was capable of completing this task. During the Battle at Shukai Plains, his strategical acuity was said to already be on par with Great Generals as he interfered with Ri Boku's plan to destroy the Left Army on the first day. He is proven to be well versed in different approaches in combat. Without any explanation, he was able to see through general Ou Sen's attack plan and carry out his mission to bait out the Ki Sui Army. While commanding the left wing he showcased a "soft" approach that consisted of avoiding a direct clash with the enemies and dancing around them using hit and run maneuvers.
Military Formations: Mou Ten is capable to know warfare formations as he formed his cavalry into Wedge Formation and before the clash split them into five smaller groups to hit key targets. To break out of Ri Bo Ku's trap, Mou Ten cooperated with Hi Shin Army and formed both forces into Drill Formation to break through.
Fortification & Architecture Skills: Mou Ten was also said to be a top student in constructing defenses and fortifications, having more than twice better scores in classes then Ka Ryo Ten, and being able to finish the forts on Koku You Hills.
|#||Against||Status||Start in chapter||End in chapter|
|1||vs. Kou Yoku||Lost||Chapter 279||Chapter 280|
|2||vs. Haku Rei||Win||Chapter 280||Chapter 283|
|3||vs. Ka En||Lost|
|4||vs. Ba Nan Ji||Win||Chapter 616||Chapter 617|
|5||vs. Gaku Shou||Lost||Chapter 720||Chapter 721|
- Mou Ten is based upon a real-life Qin general, Meng Tian who was known for repulsing Xiongnu during his leadership of the north and the construction of the Great Wall of China and also designed and invented the Huzhou Ink Brush as well as Zheng, a Chinese musical instrument.
- It was revealed in a omake that Mou Ten has a status and title of a judge in the state of Qin.
- Ten was shown as a baby in Chapter 600 in Ko Zen's flashback.
- Chapter 643 Page 10
- Volume 57 Omake
- Kingdom Guidebook 2
- Chapter 485 Page 5
- Chapter 485 Page 10
- Chapter 247 Page 7
- Chapter 534 Page 8
- Chapter 279 Page 6
- Chapter 616 Page 17-20
- Chapter 721 Page 2-3
- Chapter 214 Page 5
- Chapter 213 Page 18
- Chapter 520 Page 9
- Chapter 535 Page 19
- Chapter 539 Page 4
- Chapter 485 Page 5
- Volume 57 Omake