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Bian Xi; Pien Hsi; 卞喜

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Bian Xi 卞喜


Lived: AD ?–200

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Served: Yellow Scarves, Wei

Met Guan Yu with mock hospitality at Sishui Pass, and died for his trouble.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Pien Hsi
Simplified Chinese: 卞喜
Pronunciation: Bian4 Xi3
Cantonese (Yale): Bin Hei
Cantonese (Jyutpin): Bin Hei
Min-Nan: Pian Hi

Birthplace: Bingzhou

Rank and Titles

Warden of River Si Pass

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 27

Bian Xi


Sanguo Yanyi

Bian Xi was from Bingzhou and for a weapon, wielded a comet hammer; he had served the Yellow Scarves but went over to Cao Cao who made him warden of River Si Pass. When Guan Yu attempted to return to Liu Bei, Bian Xi decided to ambush him in the State Guardian Temple after luring him in with refreshments.

Bian Xi acted friendly to Guan Yu and promised to explain Guan Yu’s actions too Cao Cao but Guan Yu was warned by a priest called Pu Ji about the plot. Guan Yu went into the temple and confronted the shocked Bian Xi who ordered the assassins to attack. Guan Yu caused them to scatter, cut the cord of the comment harmer then split Bian Xi into half with one blow.



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April 10, 2023