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.

Lu Bu 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 was 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. Ironically, 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.


  • Lu Bu is a playable character in the Dynasty Warriors series.
  • 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 Diaochan 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.