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The blue sky has already faded. The time for men of Yellow to rise has come. In this year of 'Jia Zi', May the world be blessed with an auspice!
~ Yellow Turban Rebels' slogan

Yellow Turban Army (in Chinese: 黃巾軍), also known as Yellow Turban Bandits (in Chinese: 黃巾賊), are the antagonistic faction in the 14th-century Chinese classic novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms by the late Luo Guanzhong, and its multiple adaptations. They are a massive, zealous group of people who rioted against the Han Dynasty. Zhang Jiao lead the rebellion and was succeeded by his younger brothers, Zhang Bao and Zhang Liang. Initially rose against incompetent and corrupted regime of Han for hopes of a new era, the founder's ideal had long gone astray by his unruly followers, and Yellow Turban Rebels is reduced to barbaric bandits. They rampaged throughout China until they were ultimately put down by the combined effort of Liu Bei's militia and Han imperial force.


Zhang Jiao and his brothers were born in poverty and sold medicine to help others. Zhang Jiao met a mysterious old man while cutting down the timber to the mountain.

He gave the guests the Taiping. The old man later described himself as an immortal from the southern land. He said that if Zhang Jiao mastered the book, he had the right to indulge his own desires. Zhang Jiao has indeed mastered the power of these elements and has given the power to provide treatment water to the poor.

His reputation rose has risen and his followers wore yellow scarves to imitate their leaders. Zhang Jiao called himself a great teacher and called the Han Dynasty corruption. He tried to publicize his harmonious teachings to the people. However, his followers betrayed his original ideals and took the form of looting, murder and theft. Unfortunately, it was a "yellow devils", and Zhang Jiao's last mention was due to illness. After his brothers died, Yellow Turbans was scattered.


After the Yellow Turbans' rebellion is ended, the Ten Eunuchs and later Dong Zhuo continues the chaos.



  • In all of their game appearances, the troops wear yellow clothing and usually wear yellow headbands (along with a good number of NPC generals having models of enemy peon units instead of officers/generals before Dynasty Warriors 4).
  • Although the main rebellion was suppressed by 185 A.D, pockets of resistance from remnants continued and splinter rebellions of Yellow Turbans emerged in later years. It took 21 years until the uprising was fully suppressed in 205 A.D.


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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