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State of Qin


    Hi Shin Unit 

Li Xin/Shin

Voiced by: Masakazu Morita

The protagonist of the story. A war orphan who aims to become the "World's Greatest General".

Stats (First Campaign): Strength |80+a| note , Leadership |50|, Knowledge |40|
Stats (Wei Invasion): Strength |88+a| note , Leadership |70|, Knowledge |70|
Stats (Qin Invasion): Strength |90+a| note , Leadership |80|, Knowledge |72|

  • Badass Normal: While he does not harbor a 'god' like Pang Nuan to his annoyance, he was called the the most valuable piece by the chief Military Commander of Ryo Faction Shou Hei kun — implied to be the strongest general (martial and overall) of Ryo Faction — in spite of seeing Qiang Lei's ability (who's almost on par, at least for a short while, with Pang Nuan at a young age).
  • Berserk Button: Do not kill civilians needlessly in front of Shin, he doesn't care if you're an enemy or a allied commander with a higher position on his own side, he will cut you down without mercy.
  • Blade on a Stick: Started using one after the Qin invasion.
  • Determinator
  • Four-Star Badass: Wants to become one, but compared to his other superiors, he has a long way to go.
  • Freudian Trio: With Meng Tian and Wang Ben. Being a Hot-Blooded Idiot Hero firmly cements him as the Id.
  • Hot-Blooded
  • Historical-Domain Character: He's based on a supposed Qin General.
  • Idiot Hero: Was called his home village's number two/one idiot during his time as a servant to the landowner. Though later on he seems to have grown up and no longer called as badly of an idiot when his childhood friend left the village. After his first campaign, he seems to have matured greatly and can even inspire others, showing similar leadership ability to Piao.
    • Nonetheless, it took him 29 volumes before his charisma/leadership capability finally surpassed his old friend. Yet, his intelligence is still not nearly as good.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Deconstructed Trope. His gung-ho battle behavior leads to a series of defeat. He is in the verge of getting demoted if not for Meng Tian's intervention and Diao becoming his strategist.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Has yet to realize Diao is female. Until he performs a Crotch Grab Sex Check on her.
  • Taught by Experience: His swordsmanship is self taught with well over a thousand sparing matches against against Piao along with first hand battlefield experience.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Just about every battle has him taking at least one. It's one of the key aspects of the series.
  • Tragic Keepsake: Piao's sword, Wang Qi's lance, Ringo's sword and Duke Hyou's shield.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Gorilla strength, but has one of the lowest skill stats for a war general in the manga — only '80' in War. Later in the manga he nearly got killed by someone who's too fast for him in spite of him defeating several generals with higher ability than the person beating him up. This shows that he's highly inexperienced and incompetent in battle, which doesn't allow him to utilize his strengths, physical and stamina.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Chang Ping Jun has dubbed him the most valuable piece to obtain. Xin doesn't know his value but he is more focused on becoming a general.

He Liao Diao/Karyō Ten

Voiced by: Rie Kugimiya

The last descendant of a Mountain Tribe.

Stats (Qin Invasion War): Strength |60|, Leadership |85|, Knowledge |88| Cooking |99!|

Qiang Lei/Kyo Kai

Voiced by: Yōko Hikasa

The heir of the legendary assassin clan "Chi You" who is out to get revenge on the one who killed her sister, "Xiang". Fights with a sword named "Lu Seui". Her special ability allows her to harbor a 'war god' by doing a 'priestess dance' that draw the war god power into her.

Stats: Strength |94+a| note , Leadership |80|, Knowledge |87|, Weakness: Low stamina.
Stats (Qin Invasion): Strength |95+a|, Leadership |80|, Knowledge |87|, Weakness: Low stamina.

Chu Shui/Sosui

Formerly the lieutenant of Kakubi, a 1000-man commander. When Kakubi is killed by Rinko, Sosui is entrusted to Xin alongside the rest of Kakubi's unit.

Stats: Strength |80|, Leadership |82|, Knowledge |85|

  • Badass Beard
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: One through his left eye.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: A non-fatal example. When one of Rinko's deputies tries to interfere in the former's fight with Xin, Sosui holds him off, taking a wound from Rinko in the process. He does, however, survive.
  • Undying Loyalty: He sees Xin as the inheritor of Kakubi's spirit, and as such follows him with the same devotion as he did his original commander.

Yuan/En

A Qin clerk tasked by the government with looking out for Xin.

Wei Ping/Bi Hei

A young man from the same village as Xin. Later manages to become a 100-man commander under Xin's guidance.

Wei Dao/Bi Tou

Bi Hei's brother, who joins the Qin army alongside him and Xin.

Taku Kei

Voiced by: Haruo Satou

The former leader of the 5-man unit that Shin was a part of.

Shou Sa

An optimistic member of the Fei Xin Force.
  • Perpetual Smiler: Although he does show other emotions under extreme circumstances.

Hairou

Den Ei

Seki

Ryuusen

The largest member of the Feixin unit.
  • The Big Guy: Is shown to be stronger than 5 men combined.
  • Carry a Big Stick: He uses a massive club in combat.
  • Gentle Giant: Shows genuine concern about not hurting any of his fellow members in the unit.

Suugen


  • Eyepatch of Power: Sports an eyepatch later in the series. Doesn't stop him from being a total badass on his own.
  • Master Swordsman: Deemed the best swordsman in the entire unit and his personal squad are almost equally good.

Gakurai

    King Ei Sei Faction 

Ying Zheng/Ei Sei

Voiced by: Jun Fukuyama

The young king of Qin who bears a striking resemblance to Piao. Later becomes Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor who first unified China.

Stats: Strength |76|, Leadership |97|, Knowledge |84|
Stats (Qin invasion): Strength |78|, Leadership |98|, Knowledge |88|

Chang Wen Jun/Shoubunkun

Voiced by: Yutaka Nakano

A loyal supporter of Zheng. He later becomes the Chancellor of the Left.

Stats: Strength |82|, Leadership |85|, Knowledge |86|, Politics |90|
Stats (Qin invasion): Strength |80|, Leadership |85|, Knowledge |90|, Politics |94|

Bě/Heki

Voiced by: Koji Yusa

Chang Wen Jun's subordinate. He acts as a big brother of sorts towards Xin.

Stats: Strength |78|, Leadership |75|, Knowledge |86|
Stats (Qin invasion): Strength |80|, Leadership |84|, Knowledge |86|, Politics |88|

  • Badass Normal: Unlike Xin and his clique, he has no special flashy traits or superhuman displays of power. He makes up with hard work and determination.
  • Big Brother Mentor: Considers Xin to be his little brother.
  • Determinator: During the fight with Zuo Ci, he shows levels of this that rival Xin's.
    • His special trait according to the author's notes is Hard Worker.
    • Even getting hit by arrows during the first Qin-Zhao battle won't keep him from commanding his troops.
  • Nice Guy
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: Even though he's a rather competent officer, his deeds get constantly overshadowed by Xin's.

Piao/Hyou

Voiced by: Jun Fukuyama

Xin's best friend. He too aims to become a renowned general throughout the world. Ends up working in the Qin palace as Zheng's body double, but dies at the hands of an assassin hired by the Cheng Jiao Faction.

Stats: Strength |78|, Leadership |75|, Knowledge |80|

Mister Shi


     Chancellor Lu Buwei Faction 

A group of Qin officials in service of Lu Buwei. Most prominent among them are his "Four Pillars", his most trusted servants.

Lu Buwei/Ryofui

Voiced by: Tesshō Genda

The chancellor of Qin and is looking to usurp the throne from Zheng.

Stats: Strength |60|, Leadership |90|, Knowledge |90|, Ambition |100|, Politics |90|, Gambling Luck |100|

  • Affably Evil: He's genuine about his desire to take down Zheng, but he's also polite and friendly, especially towards his subordinates.
  • Ambition Is Evil
  • Born In A Wrong Century
  • The Chessmaster
  • Dangerously Genre Savvy: He carries this trope like a boss. When he finds out that Ouki has been slain by some newcomer prime minister—Riboku—Ryofui invites Riboku to Qin's palace and then orders Qin's soldiers, disguised as palace guard, to execute him on the spot. Riboku manages to get spared only after he offers an alliance and gives up a strategically important city that Ryofui demands.
  • Evil Chancellor
  • The Gambler: Likes to make allusions to gambles, especially when the situation is dire.
    • I Like Those Odds: During the Qin Invasion, he considers 20% to be a good gamble at victory.
  • Hannibal Has a Point: He correctly points out that even if Sei manages to unify China, if he does it via warfare, it would be just one victor forcefully imposing his vision upon the conquered.
  • Hidden Depths: He is a visionary statesman who is way, way, way ahead of his time.
  • Hypocrite: He tells Zheng that, he plans on using nonviolent means in order to conquer the land. While staging a violent coup d´etat on the royal family.
  • Kavorka Man: The Queen Mother is absolutely crazy for him.
  • Large and In Charge: He is no small man.
  • Manipulative Bastard
  • Moral Myopia: He is stunned to hear that Ousen wants to rule a kingdom on his own.
  • Perpetual Smiler: It's very hard to wipe that smile off his lips.
  • Smug Snake: Borderline case. He does live up to his huge self-esteem most of the time, but the few times he is outplayed, it takes him a while to grasp the situation.

Meng Wu/Moubu

One of the Four Pillar's of Lu Buwei. He has the reputation of currently being the strongest warrior in all of Qin. He's also the father of Meng Tian and Mouki and the son of Meng Ao.

Stats: Strength |99|, Leadership |90|, Knowledge |83|

Chang Ping Jun/Shouheikun

Voiced by: Junichi Suwabe

One of the Four Pillars of Lu Buwei. A genius strategist as well as the later Qin Minister of the Right..

Stats: Strength |89|, Leadership |95|, Knowledge |97|, Handsomeness |95|

Rishi

One of the Four Pillars of Lu Buwei. His forte lies in domestic administration.

Stats: Strength |55|, Leadership |84|, Knowledge |90|, Politics |95|

Saitaku

Voiced by: Mitsuo Senda

One of the Four Pillars of Lu Buwei. A masterful ambassador.

Stats: Strength |3|, Leadership |92|, Knowledge |93|, Experience |100|

  • Ambadassador: While he has the lowest combat stat of any character shown so far (a measly 3), he is also among the best diplomats in all of China.
  • The Charmer: He is not above making use of his many positive relationships with rulers of other countries such as the King of Qi.
  • Cool Old Guy: One of the oldest characters shown so far.
  • The Chick or The Dark Chick: The physically weakest and oddest out of Lu Buwei's Four Pillars.
  • Signature Laugh: Hyohyohyo...
  • Perpetual Smiler: In stark contrast to the rest of Lu Buwei's faction.

Mouki

Voiced by: Fumie Mizusawa

Kaioku

Hokaku

    Prince Seikyo Faction 

Cheng Jiao/Seikyo

Voiced by: Kouki Miyata

Zheng's half-brother.

Stats: Strength |55|, Leadership |68|, Knowledge |76|

Ketsu Shi


Rankai

Stats: Strength |99|, Leadership |5|, Knowledge |10|

  • The Brute
  • Gentle Giant: While he is still ferocious in battle, he quickly befriends the Mountain Tribesmen after his defeat at their hands.
  • Gonk: Barely looks human.

Saji

Princess Rui

Juhaku

    Royal Harem 

Queen Dowager Zhao

The wife of the former King Zhuangxiang.

Xiang/Kou

Voiced by: Mariko Nakatsu

Zheng's "attendant of the heart".
  • Determinator: She fought off a serious injury and sleeping pills in order to inform Zheng of his mother and Ryofui's alliance.
  • Shrinking Violet: She is rather insecure and shy.

You

Rou Ai


    Six Great Generals of Qin 

Wang Qi/O Ki

Voiced by: Rikiya Koyama

"As if he could fly, he would materialize anywhere and everywhere wielding that ferocity. At some point, Ou Ki became known as the Monstrous Bird of Qin."

A legendary general and last surviving member of Qin's Six Great Generals.

Stats: Strength |98|, Leadership |93|, Knowledge |95|

  • A Father to His Men
  • All-Powerful Bystander: Despite initially siding with Chengjiao which allowed him to fake Chang Wen Jun's death, he remains mostly neutral throughout Chengjiao's rebellion.
  • Ambiguously Bi: We know that he has been in a relationship with a female before, but he's made some not-so-subtle hints at tending the other way as well.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking
  • Badass: No one managed to defeat him in single combat.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Delivers one to about everyone in the series. Houken is the only one to not succumb in a single blow against him, in fact.
  • Badass Beard
  • Berserk Button: Houken is the only person or thing able to make him lose his cool. He is sent into a blinding rage after meeting him again years after Kyou's death.
  • Blade on a Stick: His Weapon of Choice.
  • The Chessmaster: Wang Li received all of Chang Wen Jun's land in exchange for killing him but faked his death instead. He then places all of Chang Wen Jun's family and tenants under his protection (since they're on his property now) when Chengjiao orders them all to be executed.
  • Four-Star Badass: Proficient at tactics and one of the most powerful characters in the entire series.
  • Died Standing Up: Died while sitting on his warhorse, after leading his men in breaking through a massive encircling enemy army.
  • Gag Lips
  • Genius Bruiser: Not only is he a real monster in battle, he's also extremely proficient at tactics, completely outwitting Zhao's generals.
  • Killed Off for Real
  • Large and In Charge
  • The Obi-Wan: Ultimately becomes one to Xin.
  • One-Man Army: And not only is he capable of slaying thousands by himself, the reputation of the Six Great Generals was such that cities would immediately surrender should they set sight to one.
    • In fact, Zhao's tactician had to deploy the nation's six of the most powerful generals, plus Houken and his personal army in order to have a chance against him. The plan succeed, even though Wang Qi saw through it near the end, because he underestimated the hidden army's speed.
  • Perpetual Smiler
  • Plot-Triggering Death
  • Reality Ensues: Not everyone respects the duel of Great Generals. A Zhao archer freezes his movement with an arrow while he fights Houken, allowing Houken to impale him.
  • Red Baron: "The Monstruous Bird of Qin".
  • Signature Laugh: "Kokokoko..."
  • Sink-or-Swim Mentor: Wang Qi agrees to take Xin as his apprentice only after he proves himself by subjugating a stateless village that's constantly being attacked by barbarians.
  • The Strategist: Easily on of the greatest Qin has at the start of the serious. Though it is never stated directly, he is heavily implied to be both a Strategical and Instinctual General. On the Strategic side, he is shown to excellently deploy his troops in incredibly effective manners, create impossibly efficient communications systems, and easily out-think Zhao's most skilled generals and strategists. From the very start of the Bayou Campaign, each of his moves were chosen specifically to weaken the enemy so that his army of drafted farmers and Meng Wu could match one of the best armies Zhao could field.
    • Gut Feeling: On the Instinctual side, he has a knack for picking the best targets on the battlefield to eliminate to cause the Zhao to fall apart, as evidenced by killing Feng Ji on the first day. And in one of the single greatest feats in the entire series, he was able to pick up on the hidden Zhao army with no prior information, simply on the Zhao army's movements and the fact that it is the only possible thing that could turn the one-sided battle in Zhao's favor.
  • Troll: His 'Wang Qi jokes' tend to be pretty random and always throw people off-guard.

Liao/Kyou

A Legendary general and member of Qin's Six Great Generals.

Stats: Strength |94|, Leadership |97|, Knowledge |95|

Bai Qi/Hakuki

The leader of the Six Great Generals.

Hu Shang/Kou Shou

One of Qin's Six Great Generals.

Sima Cuo/Shiba Saku

One of Qin's Six Great Generals

Wang He/Oukotsu

Said to be the physically strongest among Qin's Six Great Generals.

    Qin Generals 

Biao Gong/Duke Hyou

Voiced by: Shiro Saito

A ferocious and powerful Qin General who leads the Qin army during Xin's first campaign.

Stats: Strength |95|, Leadership |95|, Knowledge |70|

Meng Ao/Mougou

An old Qin general who is known for his by-the-book attitude when it comes to battling.

Stats: Strength |89|, Leadership |90|, Knowledge |91|

  • A Father to His Men: His men love him dearly, and he returns that sentiment.
  • Always Someone Better: Old man can't just beat Lian Po.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Thanks to Lian Po.
  • Arch-Enemy: He considers Lian Po one.
  • Badass Grandpa: Not only is he a seven-foot tall Gentle Giant, he is also capable of fighting on par with Renpa, one of the strongest warriors in China.
  • Boring but Practical: He is not one for fancy strategies, always following the basic rules of war. While this means that he has no chance against a substantially stronger opponent, it also means that he has a near 100% chance of defeating anybody weaker than himself.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He dresses up as a common soldier and chills with his men whenever he is nervous.
  • By-The-Book General: His reputation.
  • Chekhov's Gun: He is first mentioned in a flashback when Shin and Hyou train during their childhood.
  • Cool Old Guy: Xin calls him this almost word-for-word.
  • Doting Parent: He dearly loves his family.
  • Gentle Giant
  • Let's Get Dangerous: Finally decides to confront Lian Po head-on after receiving a rousing speech from Xin.
  • Nice Guy
  • Perpetual Smiler: It fits his "friendly old grandpa" attitude.
  • Stone Wall: He is excellent at defensive formations as well as siege battles.
  • Taught by Experience: Getting beaten by Lian Po time and again taught him the moves necessary to ALMOST catch the guy many years later.

Huan Ji/Kanki

Voiced by: Kentarō Itō

A former bandit leader before he was recruited by the Qin army.

Stats: Strength |93|, Leadership |92|, Knowledge |95|, Cruelty |99 Eyeballs|

  • Badass: Rinko comments that if he was born a generation early he would have been a part of Qin's six generals
  • Badass Beard
  • Because I'm Good at It: His entire reason for being a General. He's a prodigy in warfare and no one has been able to beat him, even when he was a bandit.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He is an ex-bandit who massacres every POW in his custody. Everyone looks the other way because he is just that good.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Has no concept of 'playing fair'. Guerilla warfare and psychological scares are standard procedure for him.
  • The Dragon: He serves as Vice-General to Mougou and is one of the reasons for his successes. Surprisingly, his respect for Mougou appears genuine.
  • Hidden in Plain Sight: Pulls this off during the Qin Invasion and it allows him and Choutou to get close and slay the Han enemy commander and quickly retreats before anyone notices.
  • Perpetual Smiler
  • Psychotic Smirk: Often.
  • Purple Is Powerful: It's the color of his armor.
  • Red Baron: Kanki the Beheader.
  • Smug Smiler: Smiles a lot
    • Smug Super: He's a stellar general, and he knows it.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: With Choutou.
  • Undying Loyalty: In spite of what his personality might suggest, Kanki seems to be very loyal to Meng Ao. When he passes away, Kanki honors him in his own, albeit twisted way by burning some captured soldiers alive as an offering to him.

Wang Jian/Ousen

The leader of the Ou/Wang clan and Wang Ben's father. He secretly harbors a desire to rule a kingdom on his own.

Stats: Strength |93|, Leadership |93|, Knowledge |97|, Ambition |Secretly 100|

Choutou

A veteran general who fought for the Qin army for 50 years.

Stats: Strength |86|, Leadership |90|, Knowledge |88|

    Ouki's Vassals 

Tou/Teng

Voiced by: Akio Kato

Wang Qi's second in command.

Stats: Strength |96|, Leadership |92|, Knowledge |94|

  • Badass Mustache/Badass Beard
  • Eccentric Mentor: Along with his usual weird tendencies, he has Xin and Wang Ben work under Lu Wu Wei and Long Guo so that they can learn what a being a General is truly like.
  • Everything Is Better With Spinning: His fighting style, where he spins his arm so fast he can cut down entire rows of soldiers in his path without slowing down, and any spear that attempts to strike him gets cut down in pieces.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick
  • Master Swordsman: He uses a sword despite being a cavalryman. Surprisingly, it works.
  • Master of All: Stated to be the only Qin General that has no weaknesses. Stronger than Duke Hyou, better Leadership than Moubu and almost as knowledgeable at Ouki.
  • Mukokuseki: Notable for his light hair and colored eyes, implying a foreign ancestry.
  • Number Two
  • One-Man Army: It's kind of surprising to see him decimating whole platoons with ease.
  • Perpetual Smiler: Until Ouki's death. He then arbors a more expressionless face.
  • Signature Sound Effect: His spinning arm attack is accompanied by a Faru faru sound effect.
  • The Stoic: He rarely, if ever, changes expressions.
  • The Strategist: Uses formations and tactics like a Strategic general, and has the experience to predict moves like an Instinctual general. Seems to have picked it up from Wang Qi.
  • Submissive Badass: He's content in just being Ouki's Lieutenant.
    • Most enemies are stunned to discover how strong he really is, considering that they expected him to be a good-for-nothing that just hid in Ouki's shadow. Chousou even curses Ouki for 'hiding such a monster'.
    • As his stats show, it's kind of surprising to discover that he's actually the third strongest officer of Qin at the start of the series, only surpassed by his Lord Ouki and Moubu.
  • Trickster Mentor: Plays the bait during the Choyou campaign despite being much stronger than Wang Ben and Xin because he sees this as the perfect oppurtunity for the two of them to grow as commanders. It pays off, as Xin and Wang Ben are awarded 5000-Man commander for their success at Choyou.
  • Troll: Likes to make jokes such as claiming that Rokuomi fell in battle, or imitating Wang Qi's speech mannerisms in order to scare Moubu.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Wang Qi. To the point where he considers being Wang Qi's second-in-command his greatest wish and ambition.

Rokuomi/Lu Wu Wei

Stats: Strength |90|, Leadership |87|, Knowledge |82|

  • Authority Equals Asskicking: One of the commanders in the Wang Qi and Teng armies, all of them had their abilities hidden by serving under Wang Qi's for years. Once he and the other vassals officially become apart of the Qin Military, Lu Wu Wei proves himself to have the leadership ability of an actual General, and much greater combat abilities.
  • Badass: Drives away Karin's elephant team and survives the near destruction of his army to save the Teng army a few days later.
  • Butt Monkey: Teng likes to pretend that he fell in battle.
  • Blade on a Stick: Like other high-level commanders, Lu Wu Wei wields a glaive with great skill.
  • Colonel Badass: All of Wang Qi's vassals are considered to be equal to the rank of Generals and are often seen leading directly from the battlefield.
  • Frontline General: Like the other vassals, Lu Wu Wei is more accustomed to leading armies directly from the front, as has the combat ability to back that.
  • Hot-Blooded: His defining trait, according to his stats. Examples include going into a frenzy at Ouki's death. Threatening the Zhao ambassadors, and fighting with Kaishibou when they met with Renpa.
  • Lightning Bruiser: When in battle, he has both the strength to slice men in half and the speed to strike multiple men in an instant, as well as dodge arrows fired from one of the greatest archers in China. Compared to the other vassals, he has the greatest combat ability, second only to Teng.

Ryukoku/Long Guo

Stats: Strength |82|, Leadership |86|, Knowledge |90|

  • Authority Equals Asskicking: One of the commanders of the Wang Qi and Teng armies, all of them had their abilities hidden by serving under Wang Qi's for years. Once he and the other vassals officially become apart of the Qin Military, Long Guo proves himself to have the leadership ability of an actual General, but the combat abilities can be debated.
  • Blade on a Stick: Wields a glaive, but do not expect to see him use it.
  • Colonel Badass: All of Ou Ki's vassals are considered to be equal to the rank of Generals and are often seen leading directly from the battlefield. Whether this is true for Long Guo can be debated.
  • Frontline General: Zigzagged. Like the other vassals, Long Guo is capable of fighting directly in combat with his army, however he is often shown working as an advisor.
  • Informed Ability: Long Guo is supposed to be very smart, but most of his lines with have him being a Audience Surrogate or parroting the orders of someone higher than him.
  • Non-Action Guy: Of the commanders, Long Guo has the highest Knowledge stat, and his role in battles is tantamount to being to being the sidekick and advisor to the General he is working with. He also has the lowest Strength stat, making him the physically weakest among his group.

Kanou/Gan Yang

Stats: Strength |86|, Leadership |85|, Knowledge |82|

  • Authority Equals Asskicking: One of the commanders of the Wang Qi and Teng armies, all of them had their abilities hidden by serving under Wang Qi's for years. Once he and the other vassals officially become apart of the Qin Military, Gan Yang proves himself to have the leadership ability of an actual General, and much greater combat abilities.
  • Badass: Survived Feng Yi's near obliteration of the Left Army at Bayou, and survives against Wa Lin's army during the Coalition War.
  • Blade on a Stick: As with other high-level commanders, Gan Yang wields a glaive with great skill.
  • Blood Knight: Described as favoring life or death struggles, he often leads charges into enemy territory and prefers to fight enemy generals in duels rather than winning through tactics.
  • Colonel Badass: All of Ou Ki's vassals are considered to be equal to the rank of Generals and are often seen leading directly from the battlefield.
  • Frontline General: Like the other vassals, Gan Yang is more accustomed to leading armies directly from the front, as has the combat ability to back that.
  • Informed Ability: Unlike Teng and Lu Wu Wei, he and the other vassals do not live up to the boasts. Gan Yang struggled against Wan Ji, and despite his Blood Knight tendencies, he very rarely accomplishes much in battles.

Rinbou/Lin Fang

Stats: Strength |87|, Leadership |88|, Knowledge |85|

  • Authority Equals Asskicking: One of the commanders of the Wang Qi and Teng armies, all of them had their abilities hidden by serving under Wang Qi's for years. Once he and the other vassals officially become apart of the Qin Military, Lin Fang proves himself to have the leadership ability of an actual General, and much greater combat abilities.
  • Blade on a Stick: Wields a glaive like many Qin commanders.
  • Colonel Badass: All of Ou Ki's vassals are considered to be equal to the rank of Generals and are often seen leading directly from the battlefield.
  • Frontline General: Like the other vassals, Lin Fang is capable of fighting directly in combat with his army.
  • Obnoxious Snarker: Cannot fight someone without insulting them in some way.
  • The Worf Effect: Killed by an arrow fired by Bai Li, a 1000-Man commander, to show how much of a disadvantage the Qin have fighting the Chu in the Coalition War.

Doukin/Tong Jin

Stats: Strength |88|, Leadership |85|, Knowledge |80|

  • Authority Equals Asskicking: One of the commanders of the Wang Qi and Teng armies, all of them had their abilities hidden by serving under Wang Qi's for years. Once he and the other vassals officially become apart of the Qin Military, Tong Jin proves himself to have the leadership ability of an actual General, and much greater combat abilities.
  • Blade on a Stick: Wields a glaive like many Qin commanders.
  • The Big Guy: The vassal with the highest Strength stat after Teng. It did not do much good against the Chu however.
  • Colonel Badass: All of Ou Ki's vassals are considered to be equal to the rank of Generals and are often seen leading directly from the battlefield.
  • Dumb Muscle: While not the dumbest character in the series, his Leadership and Intelligence stats are much lower than the other vassals.
  • Frontline General: Like the other vassals, Long Guo is capable of fighting directly in combat with his army.
  • The Worf Effect: Maliciously one-shotted by Lin Wu Jun before the Coalition Army even reaches Kankoku Pass to show how powerful the Chu are.

    Qin Commanders 

Xin/Shin

See his folder for more details.

Meng Tian/Mouten

Voiced by: Hirofumi Nojima

The commander of Yue Hua (Gaku Ka) unit, who belongs to the same generation as Xin.

Stats: Strength |87|, Leadership |85|, Knowledge |90|
Stats (Qin Invasion): Strength |88|, Leadership |86|, Knowledge |90|

Wang Ben/Ou Hon

Voiced by: Yoshimoya Hisoya

The commander of the Yu Feng (Gyoku Hou) unit and rival to Xin.

Stats: Strength |89|, Leadership |86|, Knowledge |89|
Stats (Qin Invasion): Strength |91|, Leadership |87|, Knowledge |89|

Baku Koshin

Kakubi

Ogiko

A 1000 man commander of Kanki's army.

Koku Ou

Voiced by: Yumi Kawashima

Heki

State of Zhao


    Three Great Heavens of Zhao 

Li Mu/Riboku

A legendary general that never lost a battle in his life. In this manga he was the man that out-thought and defeated Wang Qi, the greatest and last of the Six Great Generals in battle. He's the main antagonist of the story, and it's one of Xin's goals to defeat him and avenge Wang Qi's death.

Stats: Strength |91|, Leadership |98|, Knowledge |100!!!|

  • The Ace: So far, it's shown that he's to be AT LEAST stronger than Xin's 'default state', superior to Wang Qi in war, equal to the 'advisor of the Warrior King/God' who has unsurpassed knowledge, and his leadership ability is superior to the prince for nearly three hundred chapters until the prince leveled up during the current arc.
  • Anti-Villain: In the end, he is only a villain because he serves the wrong side of history.
  • Badass Beard
  • Badass Bookworm/Genius Bruiser: He was able to push back Xin's strength and have Xin on the defensive in their early spar with ease. His arms were shown to have several hideous and long scars, and were also extremely muscular.
  • Badass Bureaucrat
  • Beleaguered Assistant: To the Zhao king.
  • Beware the Nice Ones
  • Clark Kent Outfit: He has a pretty muscular build under his baggy clothing.
  • Combat Pragmatist
  • Covered In Scars
  • Dangerously Genre Savvy
  • Dirty Coward: Played with. Riboku's willing admission that he is this trope has never been portrayed as an indication of weakness; in fact, it only further emphasizes just how dangerous an enemy he is. After all, it is exactly because he is willing to use underhanded tactics that he is able to slay Ouki.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: To the Zhao people. A related one-shot reveals that he personally helps the Zhaos rebuild their village—as in, personally teaching them how to evacuate during the bandits' raid, and lifting woods to help the villagers rebuild their houses afterward—despite being a great general.
  • The Unfettered: He will do everything to keep his homeland safe.
  • What Could Have Been: He was meant to be the main character instead of Xin in the original version of the manga. Sadly, the author want to follow the main history — the tragic ending to Li Mu's story was too horrible to put in.

Pang Nuan/Houken

The warrior that appeared out of no where and killed one of the six great generals of Qin, Liao, in the past. Wang Qi avenged Liao and killed him by slashing his face, his falling body getting skewed by nearly a dozen arrows before falling into the depths below. He miraculously survived and joined Zhou six years later.

Stats: Strength |100!!!|(superior to Wang Qi's 'default state')

  • Bad Boss: He kills any subordinate he doesn't like. While it's not uncommon in the Kingdom universe, the thing about Pang Nuan is that most of the subordinates he kills are actually trying to protect him.
  • Blade on a Stick/Hooks and Crooks: Wields a bill spear.
  • Hero Killer: He kills Ouki and later Duke Hyou.
  • Jerkass: He went into Xin's camp and attempted to kill him merely because he sensed potential in him, believing that it was better to nip it in the bud early so he wouldn't be considered an equal in the future.
    • Wang Qi spared him at least twice in their last battle together, and yet Pang after having his weapon ruined and would've certainly died if not for the interference of both Li Mu (which shouldn't have stopped Wang Qi's downward slash whatsoever on his unconscious body) and being backstabbed by one of the top ten archers of the time. He took the 'supposed' win against Wang Qi in spite of losing all three fights that they got by declaring all is fair in war because it was Wang Qi's 'domain'.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Not that this series is light or so, but things get very dark whenever Houken gets to appear.
  • One-Man Army: He was able to single handily get to Kyou — a great general camp — in spite of it by defended by 2,000 elite soldiers. He single handily destroyed nearly several hundred and would've finished them all off if not for Liao and later Wang Qi's interference.
    • He got classified as a B level threat 'general', which is a well above average for a general, just by himself alone with no army.
  • Made of Iron: Suffers multiple wounds during the Fei Xin force first Qin vs Zhao battle and still survives.
  • Smug Super: His constant constipated face aside, he is by and large the most arrogant antagonist in the story. His arrogance is best exemplified when he loses a duel of strength from Shin. Rather than admit defeat, he pulls back to his cadre of Zhao bodyguards while claiming he'll let Shin to live this day.
  • War God
  • World's Strongest Man: The strongest in strength according to the author notes.

Renpanote 

See: State of Wei

    Riboku's Personal Army 

Kaine

Stats: Strength |84|, Leadership |85|, Knowledge |82|

Keisha

A direct subordinate of Li Mu. In charge of Zhao's army during the Coalition's invasion of Qin.

Stats: Strength |88|, Leadership |88|, Knowledge |90|

  • Animal Motifs: The spider.
  • Gut Feeling: Is an instinctual general not unlike Duke Hyou.
  • The Stoic: Shows absolutely NO emotion.
  • The Strategist: Bizarrely, despite being an 'Instinctual General', he's actually more prone to elaborate complex tactical maneuvers.

Fuutei

A 3000-man commander who aims to become one of Zhao's Three Great Heavens.

Shin Seijou

Gika

    Zhao Generals 

Chousou

A strategist in charge of Houken's army during the first Qin-Zhao conflict.

Stats: Strength |65|, Leadership |87|, Knowledge |91|

Kouson Ryuu

A veteran general of Zhao who's famed mostly for his balance.

Stats: Strength |83|, Leadership |86|, Knowledge |87|, Balance |90|

Mangoku

A general of Zhao bearing a deep grudge against Qin.

Stats: Strength |88|, Leadership |80|, Knowledge |70|, Hatred |100|

Rihaku

A general of Zhao who is said to be a master of defense.

Stats: Strength |88|, Leadership |85|, Knowledge |86|

  • Mighty Glacier: His troops are heavily armored.
  • Stone Wall: His specialty. He once managed to defend a city against an army of 50,000 with only 7,000 soldiers.

Shoumou

A huge Zhao general who excels at charges.

Stats: Strength |93|, Leadership |80|, Knowledge |78|

Fuuki

A general of Zhao who is best at deploying strategic formations.

Stats: Strength |70|, Leadership |88|, Knowledge |90|

  • Genre Savvy: Instead of losing his nerve upon being confronted by Xin, he pulls back his troops, grinding down the Hi Xin-unit even further.
    • Out-Gambitted: However, he doesn't count the possibility that Ouki has already set up a squad on the way of his retreat.
  • Killed Off for Real: Xin cuts him up after a long battle.
  • The Stoic
  • The Strategist
  • Tactical Withdrawal: As soon as Xin's unit comes too close to him, he simply withdraws his troops.

State of Wei

    Renpa and the Four Heavenly Kings 

Lian Po/Renpa

Voiced by: Unshou Ishizuka

A former member of Zhao's Three Great Heavens. He is a powerful general who loves war and finding Worthy Opponents.

Stats: Strength |97|, Leadership |98|, Knowledge |96| Great General Factor |100!|

Lun Hu/Rinko

Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai

Renpa's 'Flying Spear' and one of the Four Heavenly Kings.

Stats: Strength |93|, Leadership |88|, Knowledge |87|, Break through ability |98|

Genbou

The eldest member of Renpa's Four Heavenly Kings and The Strategist.

Stats: Strength |5|, Leadership |84|, Knowledge |96|

  • Evil Old Folks: He certainly looks one to the eyes of Xin.
  • Killed Off for Real: He is beheaded by Kanki.
  • Off with His Head!
  • Out-Gambitted: By Kanki. Genbou sends the bulk of Kaishibou's forces to raid Kanki's HQ, only to find too late that Kanki has never stayed in his HQ and instead seizes the lack of security on Genbou's to take him out.
  • Smug Snake: Is quite smug about the 'superiority' of proper tactics. Despite being outwitted by Kanki, he throws a fit about it not being 'proper tactics' before trying to recruit him into being his disciple.
  • The Strategist
  • Tactical Withdrawal: As soon as Qin's forces comes too close to him, he simply withdraws his troops.

Jie Zhifang/Kaishibou

Voiced by: Nobuyuki Hiyama

The leader of the Four Heavenly Kings, specialized in offense.

Stats: Strength |91|, Leadership |90|, Knowledge |88|

Kyou En

An extremely proficient archer and one of the Four Heavenly Kings.

Stats: Strength |90|, Leadership |90|, Knowledge |88|, Bow |97|

    Fire Dragons of Wei 

Go Kei


Ling Huang/Reiou


Gaimou


  • Kavorka Man: He's doing a fuckin' fivesome the first time we meet him.

Zi Bo/Earl Shi


    Wei Generals 

Wu Feng Ming/Go Houmei


Haku Kisai

A general of Wei. [[Serves as a figurehead leader for the Wei army during the battle of Rui plains.]]

State of Chu


    Chu Leadership 

Shunshinkun

The prime minister of Chu.

Kanmei

A gigantic Chu general, also known as the "Giant of Chu". He is a Great General of Chu, and in charge of the Chu army during the coalition's attack on Kanyou.

Stats: Strength |99|, Leadership |91|, Knowledge |88|

    Chu Commanders 

Rinbukun

A general in charge of one of Chu's armies during the war on Qin.

Stats: Strength |93|, Leadership |85|, Knowledge |85|

Karin

A tall female general who took over after Rinbukun's death.

Stats: Strength |94|, Leadership |92|, Knowledge |96|

Xiang Yi/Kouyoku

A 1000-man commander of Chu. Eerily similar to Xin in various ways.

Stats: Strength |90|, Leadership |84|, Knowledge |78|

Hakurei

Bamyuu


Kaen

State of Han


    Han Commanders 

Seikai

A specialist of poisons and the general of Han for the Coalition Army.

Stats: Strength |50|, Leadership |86|, Knowledge |88|

  • Badass: Zigzagged. He is completely useless in physical fighting, but his poison is so deadly that no one it hits can survive.
  • Bishounen: He was before his poison research. He was said to be so beautiful even men would be attracted to him.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: Not of age but from too much exposure to poison.
  • Killed Off for Real: He is killed after Choutou splits his skull.

Chouin

Stand-in commander of the Han Army.

  • Butt Monkey: To Karin. She uses the latter both as an arm support and as a scapegoat for her mockery of other generals.

State of Yan


    Yan Commanders 

Ordo

A specialist of mountainous grounds and the general of Yan for the Coalition Army.

Stats: Strength |93|, Leadership |95|, Knowledge |88|

  • Unwitting Pawn: Ousen had him playing to his tune during the whole battle of Kankoku Pass.

Gekishin

Non-State Actors


    The Mountain Tribes 

Yang Duanhe/Yotanwa

Voiced by: Mie Sonozaki

The king of the mountain tribes that lives far into the west territories of China.

Stats: Strength |95|, Leadership |99|, Knowledge |95|, Beauty |100|

Bajio

Stats: Strength |88+a|, Leadership |70|, Knowledge |72|

Tajifu

Stats: Strength |80|, Leadership |80|, Knowledge |68|

The Elders

  • Jerkass

    Assassins 

Kyou Kai

Kyou Shou

Kyou Kai's childhood friend who was killed by Yuu Ren.
  • Cool Big Sis: Qiang Lei looked up to her, considering her to be this.

Yuu Ren


  • Dirty Coward: Tends to wait in the background while her subordinates attack.

Muta

Jo Kan

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