- Blade on a Stick: Guan Yu's legendary weapon ''guandao'', is probably anachronistic – the earliest record of this type of weapon did not appear until more than 700 years later in the Song Dynasty.
- Blood Brothers: Liu Bei, Guan Yu, and Zhang Fei swore alliance to each other in the peach garden.
- Combat by Champion
- Eunuchs Are Evil: Emperor Ling's ten favorite eunuchs, know as the ten regular attendants brought the old dynasty to its knees with their corrupt ways.
- Tempting Fate: Here's this gem as He Jin is about to attack the eunuchs alone.He Jin: Every soldier in the realm is under my autority.Dong Zhuo has two hundred thousand men not a day's march outside this city, ready to strike at my command.