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10th Jan '15 1:47:17 PM TheUnsquished
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Bagua(八卦) or Pa Kua, meaning eight symbols, in Eastern mythology is a system to analyze natural and social events [[ForScience for the sake of knowledge]]. Key points Bagua relate to anatomy, cosmology, geography, personality, and family.
The bagua as a symbol consists of an octagon, divided into eight slices connecting to a center octagon. The slices are refered to as trigrams. In the slices there are a combination little broken and solid lines. Each slice has a different [[ElementalPowers attribute]] associated with it. The Baguazhang(八卦掌) or [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin eight trigram palm]]. [[SeriousBusiness Pretty heavy stuff]], this page will try to help you make sense of it.

Also related is the I Ching book, meaning the Book of Changes which takes the Bagua concept to a whole new level.
Tropes involving Baguazhang and I Ching will be covered below.
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* AmbitionIsEvil: Subverted with the Trigram relating to the Middle Son, who has [[TheSpock Spock-like]] qualities.
* BearsAreBadNews: In Baguazhang, the Bear trigam is only bad news for you!
* {{BFS}}: Baguazhang practitioners are known for using a [[CoolSword Bagua Dao]], which a normal a Dao, but larger.
* BigBrotherBully: Subverted, The Eldest Brother trigram is associated with the Dragon, the feet, and shaking (as in [[ShockAndAwe thunder]]). Which leaves a crazy image of a roundhouse kick covered in ''lightning'' as he beats his younger siblings.
** Jumping off the BigBrotherBully, PsychoElectro is reconstructed as illness associated with this trigram are hysteria, depression, and convulsions.
* DarkIsNotEvil: In fact there is no "evil" in the elemental trigrams. DependingOnTheWriter, Heaven is either [[LightEmUp Light]] or PureEnergy. Earth, being the opposite of Heaven, is [[CastingAShadow Darkness]] or [[PowerOfTheVoid void]]. The reason is if heaven is pure energy then the opposite of energy is no energy(void).
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: One of the Trigrams in a style of Baguazhang is a monkey.
* [[PantheraAwesome Everything's Better With Lions]]: The animal associated with Heaven in a style of Baguazhang is the lion.
* ElementalPowers: The Trigrams have an associated element. They go: [[PureEnergy Heaven]], [[GreenThumb Marsh]], [[PlayingWithFire Fire]], [[ShockAndAwe Thunder]], [[BlowYouAway Wind]], [[MakingASplash Water]], [[DishingOutDirt Mountain]], and [[PowerOfTheVoid Earth]].
** Heaven can also be [[LightEmUp Light]] and Earth can be [[CastingAShadow Darkness]].
* ThePatriarch: In the Father's Trigram, he [[TheDeterminator determinately]] brings home the bacon
* SeasonalBaggage: Each trigram is associated with a season plus more, i.e. late Spring and early Autumn.
* YellowLightningBlueLightning: Averted, the Lightning Trigram's color is [[TakeAThirdOption green]].

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Bagua(八卦) or Pa Kua, meaning eight symbols, in Eastern mythology is a system to analyze natural and social events [[ForScience for the sake of knowledge]]. Key points Bagua relate to anatomy, cosmology, geography, personality, and family.
The bagua as a symbol consists of an octagon, divided into eight slices connecting to a center octagon. The slices are refered to as trigrams. In the slices there are a combination little broken and solid lines. Each slice has a different [[ElementalPowers attribute]] associated with it. The Baguazhang(八卦掌) or [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin eight trigram palm]]. [[SeriousBusiness Pretty heavy stuff]], this page will try to help you make sense of it.

Also related is the I Ching book, meaning the Book of Changes which takes the Bagua concept to a whole new level.
Tropes involving Baguazhang and I Ching will be covered below.
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* AmbitionIsEvil: Subverted with the Trigram relating to the Middle Son, who has [[TheSpock Spock-like]] qualities.
* BearsAreBadNews: In Baguazhang, the Bear trigam is only bad news for you!
* {{BFS}}: Baguazhang practitioners are known for using a [[CoolSword Bagua Dao]], which a normal a Dao, but larger.
* BigBrotherBully: Subverted, The Eldest Brother trigram is associated with the Dragon, the feet, and shaking (as in [[ShockAndAwe thunder]]). Which leaves a crazy image of a roundhouse kick covered in ''lightning'' as he beats his younger siblings.
** Jumping off the BigBrotherBully, PsychoElectro is reconstructed as illness associated with this trigram are hysteria, depression, and convulsions.
* DarkIsNotEvil: In fact there is no "evil" in the elemental trigrams. DependingOnTheWriter, Heaven is either [[LightEmUp Light]] or PureEnergy. Earth, being the opposite of Heaven, is [[CastingAShadow Darkness]] or [[PowerOfTheVoid void]]. The reason is if heaven is pure energy then the opposite of energy is no energy(void).
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: One of the Trigrams in a style of Baguazhang is a monkey.
* [[PantheraAwesome Everything's Better With Lions]]: The animal associated with Heaven in a style of Baguazhang is the lion.
* ElementalPowers: The Trigrams have an associated element. They go: [[PureEnergy Heaven]], [[GreenThumb Marsh]], [[PlayingWithFire Fire]], [[ShockAndAwe Thunder]], [[BlowYouAway Wind]], [[MakingASplash Water]], [[DishingOutDirt Mountain]], and [[PowerOfTheVoid Earth]].
** Heaven can also be [[LightEmUp Light]] and Earth can be [[CastingAShadow Darkness]].
* ThePatriarch: In the Father's Trigram, he [[TheDeterminator determinately]] brings home the bacon
* SeasonalBaggage: Each trigram is associated with a season plus more, i.e. late Spring and early Autumn.
* YellowLightningBlueLightning: Averted, the Lightning Trigram's color is [[TakeAThirdOption green]].
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10th Jun '13 11:46:12 AM SeptimusHeap
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* BearsAreBadNews: [[InSovietRussiaTropeMocksYou In Baguazhang, the Bear trigam is only bad news for you!]]

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* BearsAreBadNews: [[InSovietRussiaTropeMocksYou In Baguazhang, the Bear trigam is only bad news for you!]]you!
23rd Mar '13 1:13:33 AM VPhantom
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* AmbitionIsEvil: Subverted with the Trigram relating to the Middle Son, who has [[TheSpock Spock-like]] qualities

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* AmbitionIsEvil: Subverted with the Trigram relating to the Middle Son, who has [[TheSpock Spock-like]] qualitiesqualities.
* BearsAreBadNews: [[InSovietRussiaTropeMocksYou In Baguazhang, the Bear trigam is only bad news for you!]]



* EverythingsWorseWithBears: [[InSovietRussiaTropeMocksYou In Baguazhang,the Bear trigam is only worse for you!]]
16th Mar '13 6:27:28 AM SeptimusHeap
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* EverythingsBetterWithChickens: One of the Trigrams in Baguazhang is Rooster or a Pheasant, DependingOnTheWriter
30th Apr '12 7:18:23 PM Qussow
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Bagua(八卦) or Pa Kua, meaning eight symbols, in Eastern mythology is a system to analyically analyze natural and social events [[ForScience for the sake of knowledge]]. Key points Bagua relate to anatomy, cosmology, geography, personality, and family.
The bagua as a symbol consists of an octagon, divided into eight slices contecting to a center octagon. The slices are refered to as trigrams In the slices, are a combonation little broken and solid lines. Each slice has a different [[ElementalPowers attribute]] associated with it. The Baguazhang(八卦掌) or [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin eight trigram palm]]. [[SeriousBusiness Pretty heavy stuff]], this page will try to help you make sense of it.

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Bagua(八卦) or Pa Kua, meaning eight symbols, in Eastern mythology is a system to analyically analyze natural and social events [[ForScience for the sake of knowledge]]. Key points Bagua relate to anatomy, cosmology, geography, personality, and family.
The bagua as a symbol consists of an octagon, divided into eight slices contecting connecting to a center octagon. The slices are refered to as trigrams trigrams. In the slices, slices there are a combonation combination little broken and solid lines. Each slice has a different [[ElementalPowers attribute]] associated with it. The Baguazhang(八卦掌) or [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin eight trigram palm]]. [[SeriousBusiness Pretty heavy stuff]], this page will try to help you make sense of it.



* {{BFS}}: Baguazhang practicioners are known for using a [[CoolSword Bagua Dao]], which a normal a Dao, but larger.

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* {{BFS}}: Baguazhang practicioners practitioners are known for using a [[CoolSword Bagua Dao]], which a normal a Dao, but larger.



* DarkIsNotEvil: In fact there is no "evil" in the elemental trigrams. DependingOnTheWriter, Heaven is either [[LightEmUp Light]] or PureEnergy. Earth, being the opposite of Heaven, is [[CastingAShadow Darkness]] or [[PowerOfTheVoid void]]. The reason is if heaven is pure energy then the opposeite of energy is no energy(void).

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* DarkIsNotEvil: In fact there is no "evil" in the elemental trigrams. DependingOnTheWriter, Heaven is either [[LightEmUp Light]] or PureEnergy. Earth, being the opposite of Heaven, is [[CastingAShadow Darkness]] or [[PowerOfTheVoid void]]. The reason is if heaven is pure energy then the opposeite opposite of energy is no energy(void).
15th Mar '12 6:35:57 AM Tapir
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Bagua(八卦) or Pa Kua, meaning eight symbols, in Eastern mythology is a system to analyically analize natural and social events [[ForScience for the sake of knowledge]]. Key points Bagua relate to anatomy, cosmology, geography, personality, and family.

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Bagua(八卦) or Pa Kua, meaning eight symbols, in Eastern mythology is a system to analyically analize analyze natural and social events [[ForScience for the sake of knowledge]]. Key points Bagua relate to anatomy, cosmology, geography, personality, and family.
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