Emperor styling suggestions?

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Hello fellow artists 😝. Today I came across an Emperor I planted years ago and forgot about. Zero attachment to this tree. Apparently I chopped it once while it was in the field. Pretty nasty scar. Anyway, dug it because it was then or not at all, bare-rooted it, found the widest base, tossed it in an oversized container I had lying around. It was an engineering feat to get it stable in the pot, but several pieces of bamboo later...

So let's create a tree. Being as I have no sentimental feelings whatsoever toward this tree, I'm open to anything. Hit me with your most radical and risky styling suggestions! I have too many trees already anyway, according to general consensus.
 

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Hi Friend!

Zero attachment to this tree.

There's unfortunately no attachment of the image in your post either 😅
We can't see the beast!

You can either click on Attach files at the bottom of this screen or Ctrl-C / Ctrl-V to paste the image directly.
 

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Hi Friend!



There's unfortunately no attachment of the image in your post either 😅
We can't see the beast!

You can either click on Attach files at the bottom of this screen or Ctrl-C / Ctrl-V to paste the image directly.
Whoops, you caught me mid-edit! Better now?
 
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Hi!

I'm far from being an experienced member but If I want to become one I have to try something or in this case suggest you a design.
More then often older members will see it differently but I can also learn when they correct my drawings.

If I was you the first work would be on the nebari and remove the biggest branches that could leave the biggest scars in future.

This would be my choosen structure
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If it was my tree I would chop it again and develop that lowest leader and change the angle a bit
 

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First, get it planted deeper. There’s a good inch of space left at the top of the pot for more soil. If you just dug it up, you’ll want to err on the side of planting too deep to keep the roots from drying out.
 

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