Veteran general in Wu. Came up with the “Bitter Meat Plan” for Chibi.
Birthplace: Quan Ling County, Ling Ling Precinct
(Presently Ling Ling in Hunan Province)
Rank and Titles
Major with a Separate Command; Chief of Chunju; Prefect of Xunyang; Colonel of Danyang; General of the Interior; Grand Administrator; Lieutenant-General
Family and Relationships
Huang Bing (Son)
Fact vs. Fiction
Differences Between Fact and Common Fiction
- Huang Gai did surrender to Cao Cao with intention of betraying him during the Battle of Red Cliffs, but he was not beaten or punished to make it more believable.
- The ‘Magnificent Five of Wu’ is a fan creation with no historical basis. Huang Gai was not a part of any such group.
Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 5–7, 15, 43, 44, 46, 47, 49, 50, 55, 67
Sanguozhi: Wu 10
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