In journey to the west, why can’t Zhu Bajie beat a monster?

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As marshal Tianpeng, why can’t Zhu Bajie defeat every monster after he follows monk Tang? The following China story net Xiaobian will bring you a detailed introduction. Let’s have a look!

Speaking of Zhu Bajie, we all know that his predecessor was Marshal Tianpeng, who was in charge of Tianhe. When he was in Tianting, he was powerful and had a high position in Taoism and was the first of the four saints in the Arctic. He had more than a dozen God generals, holding 800000 heavenly soldiers, who were responsible for protecting the safety of Tianting.

Marshal Tianpeng

However, Chang’e was expelled from heaven because of being drunk and flirting with her. When she was reincarnated on earth, she was wrongly cast into a pig fetus. Her face was similar to that of a pig. Later, he was enlightened by Guanyin Bodhisattva. Zhu Bajie worshiped Tang Monk as his master and followed him to the west to learn scriptures. Guanyin Bodhisattva took the name “Wuneng” and Tang Monk gave him the alias “Bajie”, which means that he should abstain from five meat and three disgusts. (the first is to abstain from killing, the second is to abstain from stealing, the third is to abstain from prostitution, the fourth is to abstain from nonsense, the fifth is to abstain from drinking, the sixth is to abstain from wearing fragrant flowers, the seventh is to abstain from sitting in a large bed, and the eighth is to abstain from eating out of time.)

However, on the way to the west, he always said he was Marshal Tianpeng’s pig Bajie, but he became a soy sauce maker. It is reasonable to say that marshal Tianpeng’s reincarnation strength should not be low! But the force is only a little stronger than monk Sha. When the monkey king first saw Zhu Bajie, the fight lasted for several hours. It can be said that the strength of the two was equal, but why did many monsters kill Zhu Bajie every minute? Let’s analyze them one by one:

Reason 1:

Zhu Bajie’s mentality has changed. He just wants to muddle along and has no hope for his official career.

Zhu Bajie’s own experience has changed a lot. He was the leader of Tianting before, but he was demoted to the mortal world because of drinking. He ended up with such an ugly face. He had to work hard on everything along the way. He often didn’t have enough to eat and lived comfortably. He was always lazy and became depressed.

In his mind, every day is a day, so he doesn’t work hard. Instead, he thinks that monkey king can do it. Why should he spend so much effort? He also has a negative attitude towards goblins.


Reason 2:

After Zhu Bajie worshiped Tang Monk as his teacher, his revolutionary will was not firm.

On the way to the west to learn Buddhist scriptures, Zhu Bajie had no great ambition. He wanted to be free and easy, and he always kept thinking about Miss Gao, who was from gaolaozhuang.

In fact, Zhu Bajie didn’t think about joining the scripture learning team, because if he joined the scripture learning team, he would be bound by the commandments. Therefore, under the influence of this mentality, whenever the scripture learning team encounters difficulties, Zhu Bajie clamors to break up and go back to his gaolaozhuang village to find Miss Gao who is on his mind.

In Zhu Bajie’s mind, his goal is not to learn from scriptures, and his thoughts are not so noble. He really needs to be a monk every day. He will not fight against monsters. In this case, Zhu Bajie will not help. After all, he is the son-in-law of Gao Lao Zhuang and Gao family. If you have a lovely wife at home, how can you lose your life.

Reason 3:

Zhu Bajie deliberately hides the real martial arts.

Since Zhu Bajie is Marshal Tianpeng, his skills are naturally excellent, because how can he achieve this position without excellent skills!

The pig eight precepts will change 36 times, which makes a nine tooth rake with a weight of one Tibet. It has a handle of 5048 kg. It was forged by the Supreme Lord himself with the power of five emperors and six Ding and six Jia.

It can be said that the weapons are no worse than Sunwukong’s Ruyi golden cudgel.


The most important thing is that you should know from watching TV dramas that Zhu Bajie is not good at fighting on land. He is very good at fighting in water. Every time when he comes into the water, monkey king asks Zhu Bajie for help.

Reason 4:

The impression of a TV play.

In fact, in the original work, about 55% of the monsters were killed by Sunwukong, and about 39% by Bajie. Although Zhu Bajie killed many small monsters and female goblins, it can be seen that Zhu Bajie actually contributed a lot.

In fact, in the 86 edition of journey to the west, Zhu Bajie was deliberately weakened, so as to highlight the strength of the monkey king.

In an interview, director Yang Jie said that in order to highlight the monkey king, he deliberately weakened Zhu Bajie’s ability in the TV series. In addition, teacher Ma Dehua is fat, which is not conducive to tumbling and fighting, and the special effects are not developed, so Zhu Bajie is weak.

It is obvious that the monkey king is the protagonist in the journey to the West. He is the main character that the author wants to depict. Zhu Bajie is relatively a foil, so Zhu Bajie’s ability should be low-key.


Zhu Bajie is not incompetent, but there is a senior brother in front of him. If the senior brother fails, he also thinks that the monster is too powerful to fight. Therefore, the most important thing is that Zhu Bajie’s motivation is always insufficient, which is the reason for his weak performance. Disclaimer: the above content originates from the Internet, and the copyright belongs to the original author. Please inform us if your original copyright is infringed, and we will delete the relevant content as soon as possible.

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