Among men, Lü Bu. Among horses, Red Hare.
— The Cao Man Zhuan
Style name: Feng Xian. Japanese name: Ryofu Housen.
One of the most well-known names from the Romance of the Three Kingdoms
, Lü Bu (呂布 or 吕布; the ü
pronounced as in über
) is well known as one of China's most powerful warriors, but also known in the novel for being a backstabbing traitor
Lü Bu in other media:
- Romance of the Three Kingdoms by Koei, in which Lü Bu is a mainstay and usually well known for his impressive WAR stat. His only drawback is his dumbass INT, which makes him suspectible to ploys.
- Dynasty Warriors. Lü Bu is usually an antagonistic super boss, serving Dong Zhuo before striking on his own. There is a saying: "Don't pursue Lü Bu." You'd be best to heed that when you hear that being said. Although in your hand, he's usually a Game Breaker.
- This carries over in Warriors Orochi where Lü Bu sided with Orochi to find worthy opponents throughout the ages. He finds two: Honda Tadakatsu in the first game, and Minamoto no Yoshitsune in the second game. Poor Orochi didn't take account of Lü Bu's backstabbing record, so he ended up betraying Orochi at one point.
- As with the genderflip Ikki Tousen, Lü Bu's counterpart is Ryofu, a troubled buxom girl who served under Toutaku (Dong Zhuo), but ended up betraying him and dying together with her lover Chinkyuu (... Chen Gong!?). She came back temporarily for the 3rd season.
- And again with genderflipping, in Koihime†Musou, Lü Bu/Ryofu is instead an Emotionless Girl who likes animals. This is really contrasting to the historical/novel impulsive and hotheaded Lu Bu.
- World Heroes features 'Lü Bu' as a playable character, here named Ryofu.
- In Fate/EXTRA, Lü Bu becomes a Berserker-class Servant under Rani VIII.
- In Tekken although Lü Bu doesn't appear in person, Feng Wei has a move called 'Spear of Lu Bu' and he can be customized to look like he's wearing Lü Bu's attire.
- In the Panda Entertainment fighter/strategy game series Sango Fighter, Lü Bu is a rather unremarkable Dragon to Cao Cao in the first game(having more moves than everyone else helps though), but gets a Badass Upgrade in the second. For starters, he has 3 bars(300HP) compared to everyone else's 2 in the strategy mode. For another, if you can't kill him in a single "round"(defined as every faction taking a turn), he completely heals up by the next, even if he was down to a single HP. Everyone else has to settle for 20/25/30 HP healed per turn. For gameplay balance, that's justifiable, since he's the only faction that has no backup generals, so if he loses, it's game over for his owner(CPU or player). He also has 3 different ways to use up his super bar(projectile/uppercut/grab), compared to most others' 1 or 2. Those with projectiles get upgraded projectiles, some have super grabs, others, like Xu Ju(the fat guy with the yellow do-rag) have ONLY the super grab(which makes him dangerous up close, as he won't accidentally use up his bar on anything else).
- The Ravages Of Time has quite the subversion of the novel in its depiction of Lü Bu: he's brawn ''and'' brains, though just as backstabbing-prone... not that the author minds that.