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The self-proclaimed "Great Sage Who Pacifies Heaven" (平天大圣 tiān píng dà shèng), Bull-Demon King, is the main antagonist in the classic chinese novel "Journey to the West" (西游记 xī yóu jì). He is the master of Cui Yun Mountain (翠云山 cuì yún shān) and Ji Lei Mountain (积雷山 jī léi shān), his wife is the infamous Princess Iron Fan (铁扇公主 tiě shàn gōng zhǔ), and together they have a son called Red Boy (红孩儿 hóng hái ér).

The Bull-Demon King first appeared in the novel after the Monkey King (孙悟空 sūn wù kōng) obtained his Wishing Staff (如意金箍棒 rúyì jīn gū bàng) from the Dragon King, Ao Guang (敖广 áo guǎng). He is known as the Great King of the West (西方大力王 xī fāng dà lì wáng), rides a stead called Bi Shui Jin Jing Shou (辟水金晶兽 pì shuǐ jīn jīng shòu) that can fly through the air and water. 

Much like the Monkey King he knows the way of the 72 changes (七十二变 qī shí èr biàn), and has the ability to change into a giant (巨型身法 jù xíng shēn fǎ).

In the beginning, the Bull-Demon King and Monkey King became sworn brothers, alongside six other demon kings; 

  • Saurian Demon King (蛟魔王 jiāo mó wáng)
  • Single-horned Demon King (单角魔王 dān jiǎo mó wáng)
  • Roc Demon King (鹏魔王 péng mó wáng)
  • Lion Spirit King (狮狔王 shī nǐ wáng)
  • Macaque Spirit King (猕猴王 mí hóu wáng)
  • Snub-nosed monkey Spirit King (禺狨王 yú róng wáng)
Bull-Demon King 
牛魔王 (niú mó wáng)
Status: Demon
Gender: Male
Pronunciation: (audio file coming soon)
Best known for: Being the Monkey King's equal

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It's only later when the Monkey King betrayed his brother's trust by morphing into a copy of him and stealing his wife's Ba Jiao Fan (芭蕉扇 bā jiāo shàn) - a powerful magical artefact - that they became enemies. And during the fight that commenced shortly after, the Bull-Demon King morphed into his true form, a giant white bull, and proved himself to be one of the few beings in Heaven or Earth who could match the strength of the Monkey King. The only reason the Monkey King won the battle is because he was wielding more powerful magical items, namely, the Wishing Staff

 

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