How many was that? I've lost count already!
~ Xu Chu's victory quote.

Xu Chu is the personal bodyguard for Cao Cao. He is one of Cao Cao's most trusted and loyal generals and a supporting antagonist in Romance of the Three Kingdoms.


Xu Chu is often portrayed as a very obese man. Some stories say that he was "as big around as he was tall". He is also depicted as being able to drink a large amount of booze. Xu Chu has a friendship and a rivalry with another one of Cao Cao's bodyguards, Dian Wei.

Often shown competing on the battlefield. Although he was a mighty warrior, he was said to be not very smart, thus many gave him the nickname "The Tiger Fool". One of the most famous battles he fought in was the Battle of Tong Gate, where the general Ma Chao, swore he would be kill Cao Cao. However, Xu Chu has stood firm and that he can protected Cao Cao from any harm. Some versions of the story say that he, Dian Wei, and Cao Cao were sworn brothers.

Later in life, Xu Chu died from illness and his son was succeed him. However, in one battle, his blunder cost the entire battle and he was executed by Cao Pi to discipline the troops.


Xu Chu is a gentle-hearted giant who is a uniquely jolly man in Wei. He's a gluttonous fellow and often cites being hungry in someway during conversations. Though he seems to possess a childish intellect, his respect for his lord's generosity and wit makes him a loyal subject. In spite of his strength in battle, he actually doesn't like fighting or people being aggressive towards one another. He sees people who oppose his lord as bullies or braggarts who "just can't get along".



  • He is a playable character in the Dynasty Warriors video game series.
  • He is one of the recurring boss characters in the Knights of Valour game series.
  • Much like his fictional persona, Xu Chu was historically a very large and strong man who was also simple-minded and honest.


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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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