Fictional Officer Category: officer names from the Three Kingdoms officer name English–Chinese reference tool. Cross-reference given (xìng), personal (míng) and style (zì), given (xìng) and personal (míng) names in Pinyin, Wade-Giles, and traditional Chinese (both in Hanzi and decimal-encoded form for non-Unicode websites and forums).
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Name (family, given), style, Wade-Giles, tones, traditional and simplified Chinese.
|Served and executed by Meng Huo. Marshal of the Third Cave. Captured by Zhang Yi.|
Notes: Some translations depict his name as Ahui Nan.
|Served Zhao Fan. Fell two tigers with a few arrows. Executed by Zhao Yun.|
|Guan Suo’s wife. Both beautiful and skilled in combat. Fictional.|
|Fictional officer of Jiang Wei. Acted as a decoy but was defeated and killed by Chen Tai.|
|Served Bao Xin, his brother. Died in battle with Hua Xiong.|
|Met Guan Yu with mock hospitality at Sishui Pass, and died for his trouble.|
|Cai Mao’s brother. Surrendered to Wu before Chibi, but executed by Zhou Yu.|
|Relative of Cai Mao, killed with an arrow by Gan Ning in a navy battle.|
|Cai Mao’s cousin. Surrendered to Wu before Chibi, but was killed by Gan Ning.|
|Tried to taunt Yuan Shang into a duel but got Lü Kuang instead and was soon killed.|
|Escort for the captured Wooden Horses but was killed by Wang Ping.|
|General of Sima Zhao. Participated in Sima Zhao’s campaign against Zhuge Dan.|
|Began pillaging the people of Jiangxia. Zhang Fei killed him in one blow.|
|Vanguard of Cao Zhen’s army. Slain by Ma Dai.|
|Served Yellow Scarves as a chieftain. Killed by Guan Yu.|
|Governor of Anding, tried to lure Shu army into trap but was killed by Zhang Bao.|
|Served Guo Si. Killed by Xu Huang after taunting Yang Feng.|
|Younger brother of Zhurong. Participated in the battle against Zhuge Liang.|
Notes: Sometimes appears as Chief or King. ‘King Dai Lai’ in the online Brewitt-Taylor translation.
|Served as advisor to Deng Ai. Spread false rumours about Jiang Wei.|
|Served Yellow Scarves under Cheng Yuanzhi. Killed by Zhang Fei.|
|Diaochan [Sable Cicada]||貂嬋|
|Tiaoch‘an [Sable Cicada]||貂婵|
|Wang Yun’s adopted daughter. Helped to kill Dong Zhuo. Fictional.|
Notes: Also known as Sable Cicada.
|Fought against Zhao Yun and Wei Yan. Captured by Zhang Ni.|
Notes: Appears as Dong Tu Na or Dong Tu Ne in Koei games.
|General under Gao Ding. Captured by Shu forces.|
|A famous officer from Henei, he served Wang Kuang. Killed by Lü Bu.|
|Advised Jin Xuan to surrender. When Jin Xuan returned defeated, Gong Zhi shot him.|
|Father of Guan Ping, housed Guan Yu while Sun Qian went to Yuan Shao.|
|Brother of Guan Ping. Was a student when Guan Yu came to the farm.|
Notes: ‘Guan Neng’ in the online Brewitt-Taylor translation.
|Fictional son of Guan Yu. Greatly involved in Shu’s Southern Campaigns in the novel.|
|Fictional daughter of Guan Yu. Secret character in Romance of the Three Kingdoms XI.|
Notes: Mention of Guan Yinping, outside games, would likely be under the name Lady Guan.
|Served Wei. Father to Han Ying, Yao, Qiong, and Qi. Died at Changshan facing Zhao Yun.|
|Governor of Luoyang, killed by Guan Yu while guarding the passes. Related to Wang Zhi.|
Notes: ‘Han Qu’ in the online Brewitt-Taylor translation (to differentiate from the historic Han Fu), and in some Koei games.
|Son of Hu Hua. Helped Guan Yu during his 1,000 li journey from Cao Cao.|
|Father of Hu Ban. Retired officer of the court under Emperor Huan. Met Guan Yu.|
|Hua Man is the fictional daughter of Meng Huo, as found in Koei games.|
|Huo Hu, self-proclaimed master of powders, joins Liu Bei in Capcom’s Destiny of an Emperor.|
Notes: Huo Hu 火虎 literally translates as Fire Tiger. As such, it was probably intended to be a title rather than a name. Furthermore, Huo 火 is not a proper surname. In Japanese, Huo Hu is pronounced Kako. Discussion. Also, Huo is actually pronounced Huo3 in Chinese, but because Hu3 is after it, it changes Huo3 to Huo2.
|An officer of Meng Huo, he died fighting the Shu army during their attack.|
Notes: ‘Jinhua Sanjie’ in the online Brewitt-Taylor translation.
|Fictional. King of Western Qiang. Ally of Cao Rui.|
Notes: Frequently written ‘King Cheli Ji’.
|Officer of Meng Huo. Said to be the wisest man in all of Nanman.|
|A Nanman chieftan. Initially drove back Zhuge Liang’s armies with his magic.|
|Ruled the cave dwelling Wuguo Kingdom in south China. Twelve spans tall.|
|One of the defenders of the Passes killed by Guan Yu.|
|Wife of King Meng Huo. Said to be descended from the Goddess of Fire.|
Notes: Zhu4rong2 is her name, but Fei1 means literally “imperial concubine”
|Sent to hold Luocheng, he advised visiting a local sage. Cut down by Zhang Yi.|
Notes: Sometimes appears in games as Liu Kui.
|Fictional character created by Koei. Daughter of Ma Teng. Married to Zhao Yun.|
Notes: Sometimes appears incorrectly as Ma Yunli.
|General of Governor Zhang Yang. Killed by Lü Bu in a duel.|
|Officer of Han Fu. Wielded a giant axe and fought with Hua Xiong, but was killed.|
|Former Yellow Scarve killed by Zhao Yun during an attempt to steal his horse.|
|Pujing [Universal Purity]||普淨|
|Monk. Warned Guan Yu of Bian Xi’s plot. Later helped Guan Yu’s spirit to find peace.|
Notes: Pujing 普淨, a religious name, translates to Universal Purity. In the Brewitt-Taylor translation Pujing appears as Pu Jing and his name is translated as Transverse Peace. Other translations are possible.
|Served Wei under Xiahou Dun. In novel, killed by Guan Yu leaving Cao Cao.|
|Song Ren and his brother, Song Yong, join Liu Bei in Capcom’s Destiny of an Emperor.|
|Song Yong and his brother, Song Ren, join Liu Bei in Capcom’s Destiny of an Emperor.|
|Vanguard commander of Guo Huai (who served Cao Zhen). Killed by Zhao Zilong.|
|Fought with Zhu Jun and Liu Bei at Wan, but was killed by Liu Bei.|
|Defeats Shu army 15 times but it is all a ploy to make Nanman careless.|
|Fictional lieutenant under Guo Huai in AD 228. Defeated and spared by Zhao Yun.|
|Civil officer, advised Sima Zhao to pray to the fountain so he could feed the troops.|
|Fictional officer under Yuan Tan. Killed after only a few bouts by Xu Huang.|
|Of a wealthy family, he gave his property to Cao Cao to raise troops to restore the Han.|
|Wu Guotai [Lady Wu]||吳國太|
|Wu Kuot‘ai [Lady Wu]||吴国太|
|Fictional sister to Lady Wu, wife to Sun Jian. Mother figure to Sun Quan and Lady Sun after Lady Wu’s death.|
Notes: Either Lady Wu or ‘Lady Wu’s sister’ (chapter 7) in Romance of the Three Kingdoms. You can read more about Wu Guotai’s novel appearances.
|Wu the Baliff||吳押獄|
|Looked after the jailed Hua Tuo and was given his black bag so he could become a doctor.|
Notes: Also called Wu the Gaoler
|Defeats Shu army 15 times but it is all a ploy to make Nanman careless.|
|Carried Cao Cao’s Blue Blade. Cut down by Zhao Yun at Dangyang as he plundered.|
|A hardy commander of Liu Du. Killed by Zhao Yun.|
Notes: ‘Xing Darong’ in the online version of the novel.
|Fictional. Prime Minister to King Cheliji of the Western Qiang.|
Notes: Frequently written ‘Ya Dan’.
|Officer of Zhang Bao. Killed Bao when defeat was inevitable.|
|Vassal of Zhang Lu. Known to be greedy, he betrayed Zhang Lu.|
|Served as a commander under Yuan Shu. Killed by Hua Xiong.|
|Fictional. Marshal under King Cheliji of the Western Qiang. Killed by Guan Xing.|
Notes: Frequently written ‘Yue Ji’.
|Minister of Wei who was executed by Sima Yan when he usurped the throne.|
|Served under Cao Xiu. Defeated by Xu Sheng, killed by Zhu Huan.|
|General of Jin who killed Lu Jing.|
|Began pillaging the people of Jiangxia. Zhao Yun killed him with a spear thrust.|
|Occupied River Si Pass for Dong Zhuo. Retreated when Dong Zhuo abandoned Luoyang.|
|Officer under Sima Yi. Falsesly surrendered to Kongming. Executed by Kongming.|
Notes: Commonly listed as Deng Wen 邓文. Confusion may be the cause: zheng4 鄭/郑 vs deng4 鄧/邓.
|Used a large axe but was dismounted by Zhao Yun.|
|Went to inspect a gate of Chang’an, he was was cut down by Pang De.|
Notes: Called Zhong Jin in some translations of the novel.
|Had half his head cut off by Zhao Yun as Shen pursued the Shu general.|
|Yellow Scarves leader turned subordinate of Guan Yu. Fictional.|
|Went to aid Xia Xun but was disconcerted by his death and slain by Guan Xing.|
|Took part in the kidnap plot against Liu Shan and Lady Sun but was killed by Zhang Fei.|
|Slain in a few bouts by the Yellow Turban general Guan Hai.|
|Keeper of the Imperial Seal under Emperor Xian. Executed before Xian was deposed.|
April 6, 2010