Even though they were fellow competitors, Ta Kong and Meng Zhentian became blood brothers. Later on, Meng Zhentian decided to withdraw from the struggle for Heaven's Will and supported Ta Kong. Many people believed that he did it out of respect for their brotherhood, but in fact Meng Zhentian offended Black Dragon King and decided to evade his era of reign.
Mu Shaodi, on the other hand, was Ta Kong's true opponent; they repeatedly fought for the Heaven's Will, and both won and lost three times. In their last battle Mu Shaodi had been defeated at last, and Ta Kong later became an Immortal Emperor.
Ta Kong was not the most talented or powerful person of his generation, he suffered defeats from Mu Shaodi, Meng Zhentian, Stone Dragon God and even his own general, Xiao Qingtian. According to Li Qiye, the reason why Ta Kong emerged victorious and became an Immortal Emperor was because he had the sturdiest Dao Heart of all competitors.[?]
Thirty thousand years ago, Ta Kong was told of the Immortal Demon Grotto and its entrance by Gu Zun of the Heaven Suppression City. Drawn by the desires to take the treasures for himself, probably the Longevity Grass, he marched his army to the Immortal Demon Grotto.[?]
Upon learning this, the Black Dragon King led his regiment to confront Ta Kong and have him turn back. Ta Kong refused to comply, thus his army was destroyed and he was personally slain by the Black Dragon King, having his Heaven's Will torn to pieces.[?]
His full array of abilities is unknown, however it can obviously be inferred that he was one of the leading power of his generation before becoming Immortal Emperor. Ta Kong had eleven Fate Palaces but still lost to the Black Dragon King showing the level of power Black Dragon King reached, as Li Qiye stated that there was no way for him to die at the same time as killing Ta Kong.[?]
He had a square-shaped face and couldn't be described as handsome. However, there was a certain charm and charisma to him. He was dignified and awe-inspiring without having to resort to an angry outburst. People felt that they were in the presence of an emperor the moment they saw his face. This face represented power, authority, absolute control over all things in the Nine Worlds.
We can’t look down on him just because he was slain by the Black Dragon King. I can only say that he was too anxious. If he kept on walking down the imperial path, who knows what kind of achievements he would have up above the nine heavens.