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The Sima clan are a clan of wealthy merchant who exploit the war to make a profit. As of the beginning of the story, the clan defers to Sima Yi's insight to plan their moves and are very successful in their commercial endeavors. The Sima also employ the Crippled Legion as their squad of assassins when they want someone dead. Unfortunately for them, the Sima clan is forced to be attached to the Cao clan and are eventually massacred by Cao Cao's men.
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One of the top assassins of the Crippled Legion. His particular handicap is that he's missing a leg, which he's replaced with a blade. Nevertheless, he's remarkably agile.
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Guo Ang is one of the top assassins of the Crippled Legion. His particular handicap is that he's missing his left arm. However, he's chained a giant iron ball to his stump and is extraordinarily strong.
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* SubmissiveBadass


* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: A perceived reputation of the clan in the eyes of many warlords (i.e Cao Cao), which is probably justified due to how they're NotInThisForYourRevolution and claim to be OnlyInItForTheMoney. It proves their downfall [[spoiler:as when Xiao Meng and Liaoyuan Huo are noticed by Xu Chu during what would become the attack at Wan that claimed Dian Wei and Cao Ang's lives, Cao Cao puts two and two together, and the Sima clan's subsequent (though coerced) mutiny "confirms" as much in his eyes]].

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* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: A perceived reputation of the clan in the eyes of many warlords (i.e Cao Cao), which is probably justified due to how they're NotInThisForYourRevolution and claim to be OnlyInItForTheMoney. It proves their downfall [[spoiler:as when Xiao Meng and Liaoyuan Huo are noticed by Xu Chu during what would become the attack at Wan that claimed Dian Wei and Cao Ang's lives, Cao Cao puts two and two together, and the Sima clan's subsequent (though coerced) mutiny "confirms" as much in his eyes]]. On the other hand, Sima Yi has since managed to ''weaponize'' this reputation as a "useful traitor", and is banking on the fact that he's faked switching sides so many times now that nobody will believe it when he does it for real.

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* ObfuscatingDisability: All of the Legion will play up (or down) their disabilities as it suits the purpose, but it's heavily implied that [[spoiler: San Chuan]] is not truly a deaf mute, simply [[spoiler: not very fluent in Mandarin save for a specific few command phrases]].


* Foreshadowing. Guo Haui remarked that Hao's beauty is needed to curry favor with the royal clan.

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* Foreshadowing. Guo Haui Huai remarked that Hao's beauty is needed to curry favor with the royal clan.


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[[folder:Guo Hui]]Huai]]


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[[folder:Guo Haui]]Hui]]



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[[folder:Wang Shaung]]Shuang]]


* BadAss. In the chapter where Zhao Guang appeared to rescue Sima Liang and other Sima Clan followers from the besieging Wu forces, Sima Lang remarked that it was as if Liaoyuan Huo had returned.



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* BlackSheep. While the other brothers have dignified roles in Cao's government, Sima Min runs the Crippled Legion.
* BadassBoast. "When it comes to cruelty, Sima Yi doesn't even measure up to a tenth of me!"


Pretty much like Xiao Meng, Huang Shao is an eunuch skilled with the bow and arrow.

* WildMassGuessing. There are speculation that he's the Huang Shao, the eunuch who played the [[TreacherousAdvisor Treacherous Advisor]] to Liu Chan in the original Romance of the Three Kingdoms novel.

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Pretty much like Xiao Meng, Huang Shao Hao is an eunuch skilled with the bow and arrow.

* WildMassGuessing. There are speculation that he's the Huang Shao, Hao, the eunuch who played the [[TreacherousAdvisor Treacherous Advisor]] to Liu Chan in the original Romance of the Three Kingdoms novel.novel.
* Foreshadowing. Guo Haui remarked that Hao's beauty is needed to curry favor with the royal clan.


!Other vassals

[[folder:Old Jia]]

* BattleButler
* TheDragon
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: He's the father of Jia Kui, making him grandfather to Jia Chong.
* LegacyOfService: He and his son take turn serving as Sima Yi's [[TheDragon Dragon]]; his grandson Jia Chong would go on to serve Sima Yi's son Sima Zhao, who was instrumental in [[spoiler:the collapse of Wei and its usurpation by his son Sima Yan, the inaugural emperor of Jin]].

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!Other vassals

[[folder:Old Jia]]

* BattleButler
* TheDragon
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: He's
!The New Crippled Legion
They are mostly descendants or foster-kids of
the father former members of Jia Kui, making him grandfather the Crippled Legion. Unlike their predecessors, they don't seem to Jia Chong.
have any significant handicap or permanent injuries (save for Huang Shao being an eunuch).

* LegacyOfService: He CallBack. The chapter which introduces the new generation of the Crippled Legion ended with Hao, Guang and his son take turn serving as Sima Yi's [[TheDragon Dragon]]; his grandson Jia Chong would go on to serve Sima Yi's son Sima Zhao, who Shuang sharing a meal together, which was instrumental in [[spoiler:the collapse strikingly similiar to one of Wei the volume's cover which depicted the original Crippled Legion (Liaoyuan Huo, Xiao Meng, Zhang Lei and its usurpation Guo Ang) eating together.

[[folder:Guo Haui]]
Son of Guo Ang.
* TheStrategist: Was addressed as
by his son Sima Yan, followers when he made his first debut in the inaugural emperor series.
* StoneWall: Has the nickname "Master
of Jin]].Defense"



[[folder:Jia Kui]]
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[[folder:Jia Kui]]
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[[folder:Hao]]
Pretty much like Xiao Meng, Huang Shao is an eunuch skilled with the bow and arrow.

*WildMassGuessing. There are speculation that he's the Huang Shao, the eunuch who played the [[TreacherousAdvisor Treacherous Advisor]] to Liu Chan in the original Romance of the Three Kingdoms novel.
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[[folder:Zhao Guang]]
Liaoyuan Huo's foster son.
* LikeFatherLikeSon. Tries really hard to be like Liaoyuan Huo, down to his the way he dresses and even trying to pretend that he feels no pain.
* DualWielding. Goes into combat with two long knives.
* PragmaticHero. To save Sima Lang and the lives of his own followers from the encroaching Wu forces, he severed the head of a high-ranking Cao Clan member, and offered it in surrender.
* BadAss. In the chapter where Zhao Guang appeared to rescue Sima Liang and other Sima Clan followers from the besieging Wu forces, Sima Lang remarked that it was as if Liaoyuan Huo had returned.
* FeelNoPain. Subverted. It is implied that Zhao Guang does feel pain, just that he is trying very hard to live up to his foster father.

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[[folder:Sima Min]]
The youngest in the Sima family, and the mastermind and leader of the New Crippled Legion; he pretty much plays the same role as Sima Yi at the beginning of the series.

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[[folder:Wang Shaung]]
Son of Wang Guang (who only appeared in the series briefly before being killed off). Wields a large hammer in the same manner as Guo Ang.
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!Other vassals

[[folder:Old Jia]]

* BattleButler


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* HistoricalDomainCharacter: He's the father of Jia Kui, making him grandfather to Jia Chong.
* LegacyOfService: He and his son take turn serving as Sima Yi's [[TheDragon Dragon]]; his grandson Jia Chong would go on to serve Sima Yi's son Sima Zhao, who was instrumental in [[spoiler:the collapse of Wei and its usurpation by his son Sima Yan, the inaugural emperor of Jin]].
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[[folder:Jia Kui]]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/1911d6a20cf431adc3fbce904936acaf2fdd9890.jpg]]
* TheDragon


* NumberTwo: [[spoiler:Ascends to this position in Cao Cao's army after he saves Cao Cao's life in Huarong]].



* DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler:Crossed it when Xiao Meng goes missing and Liaoyuan Huo ran off to search for him.]]
* DwindlingParty: [[spoiler:Post-200 AD, only Zhang Lei and San Chuan from the original party remain in the service of Sima clan; it's suggested that Zhang Lei now just raises Guo Ang and Wang Gang's sons[[note]]Guo Huai and Wang Shuang, future generals of note for Wei[[/note]], both Xiao Meng and Guo Ang are dead, San Chuan hasn't been mentioned since, and Liaoyuan Huo permanently moved to Liu Bei's camp.]]

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* DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler:Crossed [[spoiler:Huo, Lei and Ang all crossed it when Xiao Meng goes missing and Liaoyuan while trying to save Huo. Huo eventually ran off to search for him.]]
* DwindlingParty: [[spoiler:Post-200 AD, only Zhang Lei and San Chuan from the original party remain in the service of Sima clan; it's clan as both Xiao Meng and Guo Ang are dead and Liaoyuan Huo permanently moved to Liu Bei's camp. It's suggested that Zhang Lei now just raises Guo Ang and Wang Gang's sons[[note]]Guo Huai and Wang Shuang, future generals of note for Wei[[/note]], both Xiao Meng and Guo Ang are dead, while San Chuan hasn't been mentioned since, and Liaoyuan Huo permanently moved to Liu Bei's camp.remains Sima Yi's personal hitman.]]



* [[spoiler:AbsurdlyYouthfulMother Absurdly Youthful Father]]: [[spoiler: It turns out that during his episode of living as Zhao Xian's adopted son Zhao Huo, he already fathered a son with his then-wife, Lady Fan. This makes him a dad since his ''teens'' without his knowledge.]]

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* [[spoiler:AbsurdlyYouthfulMother [[AbsurdlyYouthfulMother Absurdly Youthful Father]]: [[spoiler: It turns out that during his episode of living as Zhao Xian's adopted son Zhao Huo, he already fathered a son with his then-wife, Lady Fan. This makes him a dad since his ''teens'' without his knowledge.]]



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%%* * StrongFamilyResemblance: [[spoiler:His son by Lady Fan, Zhao Tong, bears a striking resemblance to Huo in his youth - right down to his reckless fighting style and disregard for physical pain (it's unclear if the boy also suffers from the same condition as he does). In fact, their similarity is so uncanny that it's possible Zhang Fei might have also caught on the connection by hearing the boy's surname.]]
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SubmissiveBadass



* TheMourningAfter: For both [[spoiler:Xiao Meng]] and [[spoiler:his first wife, Lady Fan]], although we are not aware of the existence of the latter until the Four Commanderies Arc. [[spoiler:Though Lady Fan turns out to be alive and kicking, she's soon killed off and so this trope is played straight again.]]



* KickTheDog: One that is revealed posthumously - [[spoiler:it turned out that after his assasination of Xu Lin, Huo sent Xiao Meng to pick up Lady Fan, his then-wife. It's unclear what ''actually'' transpired in that meeting, but Meng came back reporting Fan's death to Huo, leading him to believe she's gone. Meanwhile, Lady Fan just kept waiting for him in their promised location and eventually gave birth to Huo's child. Whether it was unintenional or intentional on Xiao Meng's part, or if Lady Fan's jealousy of Meng played any part in her decision, are up to debate - but Xiao Meng is partially responsible for Huo's separation from his wife and unborn child, and Lady Fan's eventual tragic fate.]]



%%* KillTheCutie


%%* AFatherToHisMen
%%* TheAtoner
%%* AsskickingEqualsAuthority

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%%* * [[spoiler:AbsurdlyYouthfulMother Absurdly Youthful Father]]: [[spoiler: It turns out that during his episode of living as Zhao Xian's adopted son Zhao Huo, he already fathered a son with his then-wife, Lady Fan. This makes him a dad since his ''teens'' without his knowledge.]]
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AFatherToHisMen
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%%* * AsskickingEqualsAuthority



* StarCrossedLovers: [[spoiler:With his first wife, Lady Fan.]]



* TragicKeepsake: It turns out that his earrings are this. [[spoiler:He wore them as a marriage proposal to his wife, Lady Fan, as a nod to the tradition of her mother's tribe. He never takes them off even after she went missing in the purge of Zhao clan and he believes she's dead.]]



%%* WeUsedToBeFriends: [[spoiler:To Sima Yi.]]

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%%* * WeUsedToBeFriends: [[spoiler:To Sima Yi.]]


* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Sima Yi to ''every other strategist'' that isn't one of the Eight Geniuses; only the Eight Geniuses are spared TheWorfEffect in a duel of wits with him, themselves being universally acknowledged as the best strategists of China.



* BookDumb: According to one of his old classmates, he could barely pass because his grades were so bad. It might just be a case of BrilliantButLazy, though, as the same classmate admitted he never beat Sima Yi in math.
* BrainsAndBrawn: The brains to Liaoyuan Huo's brawn.
* BrilliantButLazy: At first. And then he finds his GoalInLife...



** AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Sima Yi to ''every other strategist'' that isn't one of the Eight Geniuses; only the Eight Geniuses are spared TheWorfEffect in a duel of wits with him, themselves being universally acknowledged as the best strategists of China.
** BookDumb: According to one of his old classmates, he could barely pass because his grades were so bad. It might just be a case of BrilliantButLazy, though, as the same classmate admitted he never beat Sima Yi in math.
** BrainsAndBrawn: The brains to Liaoyuan Huo's brawn.
** BrilliantButLazy: At first. And then he finds his GoalInLife...
** CrazyPrepared: Competes with the [[MagnificentBastard Eight]] [[TheChessmaster Geniuses]] (and beats them, very likely) to be the king of this trope in this series. The fact that he has more hidden pieces to be used at the last moments to save the day than anyone else on the same gameboard is lampshaded for God knows how many time, and quite a number of fans have been frustrated by his over-the-top resourcefulness to the point they consider him the resident DeusExMachina.
** MagnificentBastard
** TeenGenius
** TheManBehindTheMan: Oh ''so'' much.
** ThePlan: Every bit as good at them as the Eight.


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* CrazyPrepared: Competes with the [[MagnificentBastard Eight]] [[TheChessmaster Geniuses]] (and beats them, very likely) to be the king of this trope in this series. The fact that he has more hidden pieces to be used at the last moments to save the day than anyone else on the same gameboard is lampshaded for God knows how many time, and quite a number of fans have been frustrated by his over-the-top resourcefulness to the point they consider him the resident DeusExMachina.


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%%* TheManBehindTheMan: Oh ''so'' much.


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* ThePlan: Every bit as good at them as the Eight.


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%%* TeenGenius


* [[ProudMerchantRace Proud Merchant Clan]]



%%* MyDeathIsJustTheBeginning



* [[MyDeathIsJustTheBeginning Our Death Is Just The Beginning]]



* [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu Did You Just Punch Out Lu Bu]]



* [[KickChick Kick Dude]]



* [[YouKilledMyFather You Killed My True Companion]]: [[spoiler:A futile variance, which cost him his remaining leg.]]



* [[OlderThanTheyLook Older Than He Looks]]:[[spoiler: By the time he dies]] he is married and has [[HistoricalDomainCharacter a son]].

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* [[OlderThanTheyLook Older Than He Looks]]:[[spoiler: OlderThanTheyLook: [[spoiler: By the time he dies]] he is married and has [[HistoricalDomainCharacter a son]].

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