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* InSeriesNickname: 'Bastard of Three Fathers'. This because, aside from his birth father, he also chose a general as a 'Father' later, and not long after that, ''killed'' his 'father', and chose the tyrannical Dong Zhuo as his 'father'. Add to that, the fact that he keeps on changing his allegiances at the drop of hat, and that's how that nickname to be.

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* InSeriesNickname: 'Bastard of Three Fathers'. This because, aside from his birth father, he also chose a general as a 'Father' later, and not long after that, ''killed'' his 'father', and chose the tyrannical Dong Zhuo as his 'father'. Add to that, the fact that he keeps on changing his allegiances at the drop of hat, and that's how that nickname came to be.


* DiscOneFinalBoss: He is effectively the BigBad for the firs portion of the book, but he's defeated very early on.

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* DiscOneFinalBoss: He is effectively the BigBad for the firs first portion of the book, but he's defeated very early on.


* OldSoldier: Later on in the book he defeats 4 generals in a duel, and then kills their father. This frightens 8,000 soldiers to the point where they couldn't fight. He was said to be 70 at the time.

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* OldSoldier: Later on in the book he defeats 4 generals in a duel, and then kills their father. This frightens 8,000 80,000 soldiers to the point where they couldn't fight. He was said to be 70 at the time.



* UndyingLoyalty: He is extremely loyal to Liu Bei.

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* UndyingLoyalty: He is extremely loyal to Liu Bei.Bei, to the point where he risked certain death to rescue his family from enemy forces.


* OldSoldier: Later on in the book he defeats 4 generals in a duel, and then kills their father. This frightens 80,000 soldiers to the point where they couldn't fight. He was said to be 70 at the time.

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* OldSoldier: Later on in the book he defeats 4 generals in a duel, and then kills their father. This frightens 80,000 8,000 soldiers to the point where they couldn't fight. He was said to be 70 at the time.


* TheBigGuy: The taller and more imposing brother.
* BladeOnAStick: The guan dao.

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* TheBigGuy: The taller and more imposing brother.
brother. According to the novel, he was 9 chi tall, making him roughly 208 cm tall or 6 ft 10 inches tall.
* BladeOnAStick: The guan dao.guandao.



* SuperStrength: He bisects people in half with ease.

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* SuperStrength: He bisects people in half with ease. He also wields a weapon that weighs 82 catties (49 kilograms).



* BoisterousBruiser

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* BoisterousBruiserBoisterousBruiser: Basically his defining trait.



* BadassAndBaby: Rescues an infant Liu Shan in Changban, plowing through Cao Cao's army by himself.

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* BadassAndBaby: Rescues an infant Liu Shan in Changban, plowing through Cao Cao's army by himself. Later in the book, he rescues a very young Liu Shan a second time from being taken away by Lady Sun.



* ManInWhite: Personality wise, averted; Zhao Yun's predominant color has always been white, and is synonymous with his historical counterpart. His clothing in white serves as a sign of his purity - a man who is good, loyal, and somewhat faultless.

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* ManInWhite: Personality wise, Personality-wise, averted; Zhao Yun's predominant color has always been white, and is synonymous with his historical counterpart. His clothing in white serves as a sign of his purity - a man who is good, loyal, and somewhat faultless.



* VagueAge: When he rescues Liu Shan in 208, he is said to be "two score and two years" (40-41 years old, 42 years old in East Asian age reckoning), yet 20 years later when he defeats 4 generals he is said to be seventy.

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* VagueAge: When he rescues Liu Shan in 208, he is said to be "two score and two years" (40-41 years old, 42 years old in East Asian age reckoning), yet 20 years later when he defeats 4 generals he is said to be seventy.70.



* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: At one point in the novel he chased Cao Cao and his forces relentlessly, dueling several of Cao Cao's best warriors and winning, slaughtering most of Cao Cao's men and coming very close to killing him.



* EyepatchOfPower

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* EyepatchOfPowerEyepatchOfPower: His left eye was hit by a stray arrow, so he famously devoured it in the midst of battle. He wore an eyepatch ever since then.



* TheStrategist

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* TheStrategistTheStrategist: He is equally as brilliant as Zhuge Liang.


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* WorldsBestWarrior: He is famously known as this in Ancient China. He famously dueled Zhang Fei, Guan Yu, and Liu Bei at the same time.


* ManInWhite: Personality wise, averted; in most games, Zhao Yun's predominant color has always been white, as per the novel, and is synonymous with his historical counterpart. His clothing in white serves as a sign of his purity - a man who is good, loyal, and somewhat faultless.

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* ManInWhite: Personality wise, averted; in most games, Zhao Yun's predominant color has always been white, as per the novel, and is synonymous with his historical counterpart. His clothing in white serves as a sign of his purity - a man who is good, loyal, and somewhat faultless.


* TheAce: One of the most skilled warriors in the book, arguably rivaling the likes of Guan Yu and Zhang Fei, but what makes him stand out is that he is reasonable and has a cool head, making him one of the best generals in the book. He is also courageous, loyal, handsome, intelligent and honorable to boot. Cao Cao was so impressed by Zhao Yun's skill that he ordered his men to capture him.

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* TheAce: One of the most skilled warriors in the book, arguably rivaling the likes of Guan Yu and Zhang Fei, but Fei. But what makes him stand out is that he is reasonable and has a cool head, making him one of the best generals in the book. He is also courageous, loyal, handsome, intelligent and honorable to boot. Cao Cao was so impressed by Zhao Yun's skill that he ordered his men to capture him.



* {{Bishonen}}: Pretty much every adaptation makes him one.

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* {{Bishonen}}: Pretty much every adaptation makes him one. The book also describes him as handsome a few times.


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* ManInWhite: Personality wise, averted; in most games, Zhao Yun's predominant color has always been white, as per the novel, and is synonymous with his historical counterpart. His clothing in white serves as a sign of his purity - a man who is good, loyal, and somewhat faultless.


* {{Gonk}}: If you take his description in the novel literally, it is hard to believe he was even human.
** His eyes were able to look at the back of his head.

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* {{Gonk}}: If you take his description in the novel literally, it is hard to believe he was even human.
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human. His eyes were able to look at the back of his head.head, for starters.



* RefusedByTheCall: The way the story builds Liu Bei up paints him as the chosen hero to unite the land and banish tyranny. Unfortunately for him, Chinese history did not turn out that way.



* HotBlooded



* TheDreaded: So much that he held a bridge against Cao Cao's entire army by himself because nobody wanted to fight him, to the point that one of Cao Cao's men ''died from fear''. That, and he was smart enough to make it look like he had reinforcements on the other side even though he only had about twenty men, [[BatmanGambit causing Cao Cao to hesitate]].



* OneManArmy: He was able to plow through Cao Cao's army just to rescue Liu Shan. Furthermore, Cao Cao was so impressed by his combat prowess that he ordered his men to capture him.

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* OneManArmy: He was able to plow through Cao Cao's army just to rescue Liu Shan. Furthermore, Cao Cao was so impressed by his combat prowess that he ordered his men to capture him. To quote the book, Zhao Yun fought his way through Cao Cao's forces ''seven times'' at the battle of Changban alone, and rescuing Liu Shan only accounted for ''three'' of those skirmishes. And yet Guan Yu still receives credit for being the biggest badass in the book.



* DeathByDespair

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* DeathByDespairDeathByDespair: Granted, the arrow wound that never properly healed was a primary factor as well, but his rage at Zhuge Liang always being one step ahead of him contributed to that in turn.



* TheStrategist

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* TheStrategistTheStrategist: He did have a few cunning schemes up his sleeves, such as swindling Wei forces out of a city by feigning his own death, and he and Zhuge Liang both independently determined that the way to beat Cao Cao's navy was to KillItWithFire. It's just a shame that Zhuge Liang happens to exist.
* UndignifiedDeath: He [[DeathByDespair dies from despair]] after being trolled by Zhuge Liang three times. In real life, Zhou Yu simply passed away from illness.



* TheStrategist

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* TheStrategistTheStrategist: Defeated Liu Bei's forces with a significant numbers disadvantage. Incidentally, his strategy was the exact same one used by the Wu-Shu alliance against Cao Cao: setting the enemy on fire.


* BadassGrandpa: Later on in the book he defeats 4 generals in a duel, and then kills their father. This frightens 80,000 soldiers to the point where they couldn't fight. He was said to be 70 at the time.



* OldSoldier: Later on in the book he defeats 4 generals in a duel, and then kills their father. This frightens 80,000 soldiers to the point where they couldn't fight. He was said to be 70 at the time.



* BadassGrandpa: He is known to be much older than the other Tiger Generals. He kills Xiahou Yuan in a duel at 71 years old.
* CoolOldGuy

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* BadassGrandpa: CoolOldGuy: He is known to be much older than the other Tiger Generals. He kills Xiahou Yuan in a duel at 71 years old.
* CoolOldGuy
old.



* BadassGrandpa: He's first seen as a bandit and a former Yellow Turban rebel, meaning he was at least of fighting age in 205CE. He would be at least in his fifties when he chased Sima Yi alone into a dense forest and, despite being unable to kill him, returned to Zhuge Liang with his helmet. It would be at least another thirty years before he died, having been part of Shu since the very beginning and outliving all of his contemporaries.
* ChasteHero: When he kidnaps Liu Bei's wives, his partner wants them to marry the two women. When Liao realizes who he's kidnapped, he kills his partner and returns the wives, along with his partners head, to Guan Yu as an apology.

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* BadassGrandpa: ChasteHero: When he kidnaps Liu Bei's wives, his partner wants them to marry the two women. When Liao realizes who he's kidnapped, he kills his partner and returns the wives, along with his partners head, to Guan Yu as an apology.
* CoolOldGuy:
He's first seen as a bandit and a former Yellow Turban rebel, meaning he was at least of fighting age in 205CE. He would be at least in his fifties when he chased Sima Yi alone into a dense forest and, despite being unable to kill him, returned to Zhuge Liang with his helmet. It would be at least another thirty years before he died, having been part of Shu since the very beginning and outliving all of his contemporaries.
* ChasteHero: When he kidnaps Liu Bei's wives, his partner wants them to marry the two women. When Liao realizes who he's kidnapped, he kills his partner and returns the wives, along with his partners head, to Guan Yu as an apology.
contemporaries.


* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: It eventually comes back to bite him in the ass when Cao Cao considers accepting his service after defeating him, only to be reminded that he suffers from this. And it had also earned him the notoriety of being "a slave of three households".

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* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: It eventually comes back to bite him in the ass when Cao Cao considers accepting his service after defeating him, only to be reminded that he suffers from this. And it had also earned him the notoriety of being "a house slave of under three households".family names".


* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: It eventually comes back to bite him in the ass when Cao Cao considers accepting his service after defeating him, only to be reminded that he suffers from this.

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* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: It eventually comes back to bite him in the ass when Cao Cao considers accepting his service after defeating him, only to be reminded that he suffers from this. And it had also earned him the notoriety of being "a slave of three households".


* TheAce: One of the most skilled warriors in the book, arguably rivaling the likes of Guan Yu and Ma Chao. He is also courageous, loyal, handsome, intelligent and honorable to boot. Cao Cao was so impressed by Zhao Yun's skill that he ordered his men to capture him.

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* TheAce: One of the most skilled warriors in the book, arguably rivaling the likes of Guan Yu and Ma Chao.Zhang Fei, but what makes him stand out is that he is reasonable and has a cool head, making him one of the best generals in the book. He is also courageous, loyal, handsome, intelligent and honorable to boot. Cao Cao was so impressed by Zhao Yun's skill that he ordered his men to capture him.


* VagueAge: When he rescues Liu Shan in 208, he is said to be "two score and two years" (42 years old in East Asian age reckoning, 41 years old), yet 20 years later when he defeats 4 generals he is said to be seventy.

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* VagueAge: When he rescues Liu Shan in 208, he is said to be "two score and two years" (42 (40-41 years old, 42 years old in East Asian age reckoning, 41 years old), reckoning), yet 20 years later when he defeats 4 generals he is said to be seventy.



* BadAssGrandpa: Hell yes!

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* BadAssGrandpa: Hell yes!BadassGrandpa: He is known to be much older than the other Tiger Generals. He kills Xiahou Yuan in a duel at 71 years old.


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* ImprobableAimingSkills: He was said to be one of the greatest archers of the time.


* TheAce: One of the most skilled warriors in the book, arguably rivaling the likes of Guan Yu and Ma Chao. He is also good looking and virtuous to boot. Cao Cao was so impressed by Zhao Yun's skill that he ordered his men to capture him.

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* TheAce: One of the most skilled warriors in the book, arguably rivaling the likes of Guan Yu and Ma Chao. He is also good looking courageous, loyal, handsome, intelligent and virtuous honorable to boot. Cao Cao was so impressed by Zhao Yun's skill that he ordered his men to capture him.



* BadassGrandpa: Later on.

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* BadassGrandpa: Later on.on in the book he defeats 4 generals in a duel, and then kills their father. This frightens 80,000 soldiers to the point where they couldn't fight. He was said to be 70 at the time.


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* KnightInShiningArmour: The closest equivalent of this trope in the book. Almost fits this trope to a T. He rides a white horse, is clad in white and is a skilled and honorable warrior.


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* VagueAge: When he rescues Liu Shan in 208, he is said to be "two score and two years" (42 years old in East Asian age reckoning, 41 years old), yet 20 years later when he defeats 4 generals he is said to be seventy.


* TheAce: One of the most skilled warriors in the book, arguably rivaling the likes of Guan Yu and Ma Chao, and is also good looking and virtuous. Cao Cao was so impressed by Zhao Yun's skill that he ordered his men to capture him.

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* TheAce: One of the most skilled warriors in the book, arguably rivaling the likes of Guan Yu and Ma Chao, and Chao. He is also good looking and virtuous.virtuous to boot. Cao Cao was so impressed by Zhao Yun's skill that he ordered his men to capture him.

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