Picture of Genghis Khan (center, reaching for an arrow in his quiver) as depicted in The Legend of the Condor Heroes

Historical Genghis Khan[]

Genghis Khan, born Temujin, was the first Great Khan of the Mongol Empire.

Role in The Legend of the Condor Heroes[]

When the main character, Guo Jing, was still fairly young, about 6 years old (confirmation needed), he harbored a general who was then fighting against Temujin. Guo Jing's determination to prevent Temujin's sons from killing the general, who was hiding in a haystack, amused Temujin, and Guo Jing, along with his mother, was taken into the protection of Temujin. The general, Zhe Bie, was also spared and would later become one of Guo Jing's mentors.