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A list of notable non-playable characters of the Shu Kingdom in the Dynasty Warriors series.


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    Fu Shiren 
  • Adaptational Villainy: In the novel, he surrenders to Wu due to Guan Yu's mistreatment. He's also eventually regretful and even attempted to return Shu after killing Ma Zhong (the Wu general who captured Guan Yu in ambush) and bringing his head as a bargaining chip to Liu Bei. Liu Bei had none of it and had Guan Xing executed him. In the games, not only he betrays Guan Yu for (usually) petty reason (if any), but he's also unrepentant.
  • Death by Adaptation: It's unknown what happened to him historically after his defection, but it's quite possible that he got Karma Houdini and remains in Wu for the rest of his life. In the games, he can either be killed during Fan Castle, Yiling, or dies offscreen sometime between the two battles (like his novel counterpart).
  • I Have Many Names: A historical case. Some records show his name as "Shi Ren", while Guan Yu's historical records and in-game alike instead calls him "Fu Shiren".

    Huang Hao 

A eunuch who infamously served Liu Shan in court. He is often considered as one of contributing factors that led to the downfall of Shu.


  • Adaptational Karma: In history, he evaded execution from Deng Ai after the Fall of Shu. In the novel, he is executed by Sima Zhao who learned of his reputation. In the games, it's the Shu officer present in Chapter 13 (Xingcai, Jiang Wei and even Liu Shan) themselves who uncovers his treachery and executes him.
  • Ascended Extra: Downplayed. For someone who has a great culpability of the downfall of Shu, Huang Hao was actually non-existant in earlier Dynasty Warriors games, since they never covered the events after Wuzhang Plains (even in Jiang Wei's Legend Stage in DW4XL which was about Shu's last line of defense, he's still nonexistant or even mentioned). When events after Wuzhang plains were covered since 7, Huang Hao was a complete generic officer since the side of Shu during Jiang Wei's Northern Campaign were only seen from Jin's perspective. Only in 9 that Huang Hao ascended to have a unique role in the late Shu's downfall... albeit still having a generic strategist model.
  • Asshole Victim: Even if his villainous qualities are toned down in the games, it's actually satisfying to kill the bastard who is responsible for Shu's downfall.
  • Death by Irony: If the player character is Liu Shan and he does the sidequest to find the traitor, it would indeed be very ironic that Huang Hao would be slain by his own liege lord who he is close to.
  • Divided We Fall: His false message to pull Jiang Wei back to Chengdu drove a wedge within the Shu forces.
  • Eunuchs Are Evil: In history and the novel, he's reputed to be greedy and manipulative. In the games, not so much.
  • Historical Villain Downgrade: Historical records and the novel holds him responsible for bringing down Shu to its downfall due to his manipulation on Liu Shan and selfishness. As as NPC, he is often seen fighting against Sima Zhao's forces particularly during the Battle of Chengdu. In 9 where he is given more prominence still as a generic NPC, he actually has some reasons on why he opposes Jiang Wei's Northern Campaign as he points that the Shu forces are still unable to push the Wei forces and that many resources had been wasted on the futile campaign.
  • Obstructive Bureaucrat: He butts head with Jiang Wei regarding his Northern Campaign which brought nothing but failures. He is also responsible for pulling the Shu forces back to Chengdu by using Liu Shan's name.
  • Villain Has a Point: Huang Hao may be a very obstructive, selfish eunuch who only cared about self-luxuries (or Liu Shan's, for brown-nosing's sake) and brought the downfall of his kingdom, but even he raised a valid point that Jiang Wei's Northern Campaign which were failing a lot have been very taxing to Shu's internal resources and the people's satisfaction.
  • Weapon of Choice: He uses a fan in 7 and throwing knives in 8. Then, the player uncovers him as the traitor in 9, he uses a spear.

    Liao Hua 
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Born: (Unknown)
Died: 264
Style Name: Yuanjian
Japanese spelling: Ryō Ka

A former Yellow Turban, Liao Hua is a loyal officer of Shu and one of Guan Yu's most loyal retainers. He lived to see the rise, establishment and collapse of the Kingdom of Shu.


  • BFS: Wields a greatsword in 8.
  • Blade on a Stick: Wielded spear from 2 to 5.
  • Carry a Big Stick: He wielded a club in 7.
  • Long-Lived: Joined Liu Bei years before he established the Shu Kingdom and live all the way up to Liu Shan's surrender to Wei.
  • Older Than They Look: Retains his youthful appearance even at the times around Liu Shan's surrender.
  • Reformed Criminal: Like Zhou Cang, he's an ex-Yellow Turban, but unlike Zhou Cang, he had a longer lifespan.
  • Silver Fox: His portrayal in the Shin Sangoku Musou BLAST spin-off.

    Ma Su 

  • Green-Eyed Monster: Implied in 8 towards Jiang Wei, possibly motivating his actions in Jieting.
  • Insufferable Genius: In Yueying's legend stage, he's implied to be this by Shu's soldiers, who couldn't say anything about it due to being Zhuge Liang's favorite pupil.
    • This was the same historically and in the novel; Liu Bei himself told Zhuge Liang that Ma Su wasn't to be favored like so, but Zhuge Liang ignored him on that end. Needless to say, even Zhuge Liang himself agrees he should've listened to his lord.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: His failure at Jieting, particularly in 8. He knows how badly he's screwed up, and just wants to apologize before what he regards as a just execution.
  • Never Live It Down: In-Universe. The Battle of Jieting (or rather his failure). The fact that he's executed for it makes this a literal example.
  • Shoot the Shaggy Dog: Even if you succeed in rescuing him, he will still be executed for his failure most of the time (at his behest, no less). In 8, saving his life helps maintain Zhuge Liang's failing heath by reducing the inhuman strain he's under.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: In 8, if you fulfilled the hypothetical requirement in Jieting, the Battle of Chencang stage will be unlocked where Ma Su become Zhuge Liang's Number Two. This battle is sort of Redemption Quest for him.

    Meng Da 

  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: From Shu, to Wei, then back to Shu. Lampshaded in DW5:
    Sima Yi: You fool! You are nothing but a miserable traitor at heart! Anticipating your actions was child's play.
  • Not So Different: Meng Da calls out Sima Yi for planning to backstab Wei in the future as he was called out. Sima Yi didn't take it well.
  • Weapon of Choice:
    • Meng Da wielded a spear from 3 to 5.
    • He now wields a sword from 6 onwards.
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    Mi Fang 
  • Adaptational Villainy: In the novel, he surrenders to Wu due to Guan Yu's mistreatment. He's also eventually regretful and even attempted to return Shu after killing Ma Zhong (the Wu general who captured Guan Yu in ambush) and bringing his head as a bargaining chip to Liu Bei. Liu Bei had none of it and had Guan Xing executed him. In the games, not only he betrays Guan Yu for (usually) petty reason (if any), but he's also unrepentant.
  • Adaptational Karma: Historically, he got Karma Houdini and remains in Wu for the rest of his life. In the games, you are given the chance to kill him.
  • Death by Adaptation: As mentioned above, historically he ended up in Wu for the rest of his life. In the games, he can either be killed during Fan Castle, Yiling, or dies offscreen sometime between the two battles (like his novel counterpart).
  • Historical Villain Upgrade: Partially because of Guan Yu's Historical Hero Upgrade, so we aren't mean to sympathize with him in the games where he's depicted as smug and unrepentant traitor. Historically, he betrayed Guan Yu due to being mistreated and got convinced by Sun Quan (who was also pissed at Guan Yu for attacking his supply depot and Guan's general insolence to him). Sure, he got Karma Houdini and served Wu from then on for the rest of his life for obvious reasons but his reputation was quite ruined that caused his brother Mi Zhu to die of illness and, according to an account, during his servitude in Wu he was occasionally ridiculed by Yu Fan (an official of Wu) for his defection.
  • Obnoxious In-Laws: Rarely mentioned, but he is actually Liu Bei's brother-in-law because his sister is Liu Bei's second wife. Then again, this trope is (possible) averted because he has no qualms on his brother-in-law. His grudge is towards Guan Yu, not Liu Bei.note 
  • The Quisling: After being defeated by Wu, willingly helps them in killing Guan Yu in DW7. Could be seen as Defeat Means Friendship from Wu's perspective.
  • Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves: After planning on betraying Guan Yu, he is killed by the water attack in DW6.
  • Smug Snake: Exclusively in Dynasty Warriors 4, Mi Fang seems to have a more unique voice type as opposed to other generics... which seems to make him sound like a total sleaze, brown-nosing ass. Have a listen.
    • 9 subverts this. While he's still eventually betraying Guan Yu, he's not very smug about it and when the Wu side was convincing him, he makes mention that he's got wife and children to feed at his home.
  • Turn Coat: Defects to Wu at Fan Castle. The novel actually painted him in a more negative light and had him end up executed in the end.
    • Distinctively, he was the only person who ended up serving all three Kingdoms; he started out in Wei long ago. Needless to say, his brother Mi Zhu upon learning of his independent betrayal to Wu with Fu Shiren was not pleased in the slightest and even died from illness upon hearing the news.
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    Shamoke 
A tribal chieftain who aligned his tribe with Shu. Most notable for slaying Gan Ning during the Battle of Yiling before he himself fell in the same battle.

    Chen Shou 

A Shu government official and historian who, due to refusing to suck up to Huang Hao, was expelled from Chengdu. After the Jin conquest of Wu and official end of the Three Kingdoms Era, he was recommended to serve in the Jin government. He is the author of Records of the Three Kingdoms, which to this day is considered the authoritative historical text for the Later Han and Three Kingdoms Era upon which Dynasty Warriors is based upon.


  • Small Role, Big Impact: Is just another generic Shu officer with no unique lines in the games. But he is the person who wrote the official historical record for the time period, upon which all future romanticized works such as Luo Guanzhong's Romance of the Three Kingdoms is based upon (which in turn is what Dynasty Warriors itself was initially based upon).


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