Villain Overview
Your only trouble, Illustrious Sir, is myself, and I am on your side now. You take the lead, I will help you, and together the world is at our feet.
~ Lu Bu.
Can anybody provide me with a decent challenge?!
~ Lu Bu's victory quote.

Lu Bu (in Chinese: 呂布), also known as Flaying General (in Chinese: 飛將), is one of the major antagonists in the 14th-century Chinese classic novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms by the late Luo Guanzhong, and its multiple adaptations. He is the adopted son of Wang Yun and later Dong Zhuo and a father of Lady Lu.


Lu Bu was said to be a fierce warrior who always fights for himself. Lu Bu also had a horse called Red Hare, which was taken by Guan Yu. He was killed by Cao Cao in the hanging execution. Lu Bu was a mighty warrior, but none of the warlords trusted him enough to enlist him after several acts of betrayal.

He first seved the warlord Ding Yuan, who is a rival warlord of Dong Zhuo. When Dong Zhuo offered Lu Bu Red Hare, Lu Bu murdered Ding Yuan and went to serve Dong Zhuo. However, Dong Zhuo was later murdered by Lu Bu, after Dong Zhuo tried to marry Lu Bu's wife, Diao Chan. Lu Bu then started his own force.

Lu Bu later formed a close alliance with Yuan Shu, only later to betray him when Cao Cao formed a coalition to oppose Yuan Shu. Lu Bu later went to serve Liu Bei, whom he called his "little brother". But he would later betray Liu Bei as well when he stole Liu Bei's castle in his absence. Liu Bei asked Cao Cao for help, and the two forces retook the castle and executed Lu Bu and Chen Gong.


  • Lu Bu is a playable character in the Dynasty Warriors series, being the most powerful character in every single game by a significant margin.
  • Lu Bu is one of the recurring boss characters in the Knights of Valour game series.
  • Lu Bu could be considered attractive, but his monstrous rage compared to the elegance and grace of Diao Chan justifies this trope.
  • According to Cao Cao and Liu Bei, Lu Bu is described as a mindless wolf not a man with wit and cunning as well as pragmatism. This proven to be true since his love for Diao Chan is one the reason for his downfall. 


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Wei Empire
Cao Cao | Zhang Liao | Xu Chu | Xu Huang | Cao Ren | Zhang He | Xun You | Dian Wei | Lady Zhen | Jia Xu | Wang Yi | Cheng Yu | Sima Wang | Sima Lang | Niu Jin | Cao Fang | Cao Mao | Cao Shuang | Cao Chun | Zhu Ling | Yang Xiu | Tian Yu | Jia Kui | Gao Rou | Dian Man | Xu Yi | Han Zhao | Yang Qiu | Sima Fu | Chen Tai | Liu Yan | Qiao Hong | Zang Ba | Wen Ping

Wu Empire
Sun Chen | Sun Hao

Shu Empire
Mi Fang | Fu Shiren | Huang Hao

Jin Empire
Sima Yi | Zhang Chunhua | Jia Chong | Jiao Yi | Guanqiu Jian | Sima Fang | Sima Yan | Sima You | Cao Huan | Li Fu

Other Villains
Chen Gong | Diao Chan | Dong Zhuo | Lady Zhurong | Lu Bu | Meng Huo | Zhang Jiao | Zhang Bao | Zhang Liang | Yuan Shao | Yuan Shu | Dong Bai | Ding Yuan | Yan Liang | Wen Chou | Chen Deng | Cai Mao | Li Ru | Li Jue | Guo Si | Yuan Tan | Yuan Shang | Yuan Xi | Xu You | Feng Ji | Zhang Xiu | Han Xuan | Ma Yuanyi | Shen Pei | Ju Shou | Gao Shun | Gao Gan | Pei Yuanshao | Zhang Ren | Lu Gong | Huang Zu | Xu Gong | Liu Yao | Liu Zhang | Gongsun Yuan | Meng You | Yu Ji

Evil Organizations
Dong Zhuo's Army | Lu Bu's Army | Nanman Tribe | Yellow Turbans | Yuan Shao's Army | Yuan Shu's Army

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