Dong Zhuo
You bloody idiots, are you ready to die?
~ Dong Zhuo speaking to the Yellow Turbans

Dong Zhuo is the main villain in Romance of the Three Kingdoms and Dynasty Warriors video game series. Dong Zhuo was the ruler of Luoyang and seized control of it during the chaos of the Emperor's assassination. He would rule for years as a cruel and wicked lord before the Han Dynasty eventually decided to remove him from power.


During the events of the Romance of the Three Kingdoms Liu Bei and Cao Cao, then acting officers of the Han before Cao Cao's rebellion, arrive at Luoyang to forcefully remove Zhuo from power and lay siege to Luoyang. Dong Zhuo sends many officers out including his own foster son Lu Bu, a man said to be the strongest warrior in the land and rumored to be invincible. The Han forces meet with heavy casualties from Lu Bu especially over the other troops and generals but eventually are able to make their way passed him to Dong Zhuo's palace. The capture of Luoyang is a significant step for the Han as it represents the empire's renewed steps to clean up it's territories, removing implications of weakness and dishonor for the kingdom.


  • Dong Zhuo was so corrupt that his own generals, mistress and foster son were planning his assassination prior to the Han arriving.