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Hong Qigong is a fictional character in the wuxia novel The Legend of the Condor Heroes and its sequel The Return of the Condor Heroes, both written by Jin Yong (Louis Cha). Best known for his most powerful martial arts (the 'Eighteen Dragon Subduing Palms' and the 'Dog Beating Staff Technique'), Hong is the chief of the Beggars' Sect and the "Northern Beggar" of the Five Greats. He is nicknamed "Nine Fingered Divine Beggar" after he severs one of his fingers to remind himself to be more time conscious as he has once failed a mission after overindulgence in fine cuisine. Hong plays a supporting role in the first novel by imparting his skills to Guo Jing and Huang Rong, and the latter succeeds him as the Beggars' Sect's chief. Although he appears as a happy-go-lucky old beggar who idles his time away, he actually uses his skills to help those in need and perform chivalrous deeds.

SkillsEdit

Eighteen Dragon Subduing Palms

Carefree Fist

Dog Beating Staff Technique

Rain of Petals

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