Hua Xiong

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Hua Xiong (onyomi: Ka Yū) is one of Dong Zhuo's officers. Romance of the Three Kingdoms portrays him as a powerful warrior whose presence alone was enough to stall the Allied Forces at Sishui Gate.

Before his playable debut, he had been a generic officer since the second title. He is the winning vote for the Dynasty Warriors 7: Empires Warrior edit character. He also placed eighteenth with fans in Gamecity's Shin Sangoku Musou Blast first card promotion poll.

Role in Games

Dynasty Warriors

Hua Xiong is an important character in the early stages of many Dynasty Warriors games. He appears at Si Shui Gate in many installments, and in certain conditions, can appear at Hu Lao Gate. In the series' earlier installments, he may be instantly routed by Guan Yu in a special cutscene.

In Dynasty Warriors 4, Si Shui Gate is an optional battle in many Musou Modes. If played, Hua Xiong appears as an officer under Dong Zhuo's forces. If Hua Xiong is slain, Yuan Shao, leader of the Allied Forces, praises the warrior that killed him. However, if you choose to skip Si Shui Gate, Hua Xiong appears at Hu Lao Gate. After encountering Dong Zhuo's main camp, Hua Xiong ambushes the Allied main camp, attacking Yuan Shao.

Hua Xiong returns in Dynasty Warriors 5 serving Dong Zhuo in most of his battles up to Si Shui Gate. However, due to not longer appearing at Hulao, his role is expanded in the battle and he will lead Dong Zhuo's forces in the battle before his death. In Pang De's Musou Mode, he asks the warrior to join Dong Zhuo's forces, only to be rejected.

Like in the main titles, Dynasty Warriors Next has Hua Xiong wreak havoc on the coalition at Sishui Gate. A panicking Yuan Shao orders his men to eliminate him, though he escapes after losing a duel against Cao Cao. He later returns to stage a surprise attack on the main camp, but is thwarted upon facing Guan Yu.

In a Dynasty Warriors 8 DLC stage, he serves as commander for the forces of Dong Zhuo stationed at Ruxukou. If he falls, the battle is lost.

In Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends, his death at Hulao Gate can be averted by the player's actions. Doing so will cause Hua Xiong to swear his loyalty towards Lu Bu after their escape from Luoyang, making him the key character needed to unlock Lu Bu's hypothetical story branch. Alternatively, he will fall at Dingtao instead if the historical path is still followed.

In the hypothetical route, Hua Xiong accompanies Lu Bu's forces to Xu Province, Wujun, and Guandu before finally being present during the recapturing of Chang'an.

Dynasty Warriors: Unleashed has Hua Xiong serve as the player's first boss battle. Reducing his morale is essential in order to damage him and enable Guan Yu to land the finishing blow.

As a unique NPC in Dynasty Warriors 9, he is one of Dong Zhuo's generals who is present as early as his lord's conquest of Liang Province. During the conflict at Luoyang, Hua Xiong boasts that he can handle the Coalition army himself and, like previous installments, he guards Sishui Gate. His defeat is required for the coalition to advance to Hulao Gate to face Lu Bu, Zhang Liao, and Diaochan, before they can begin the full-scale assault on Luoyang to oust Dong Zhuo from power.

In his own personal tale, he first appears fighting Zhang Lu's forces at the time of the Yellow Turban Rebellion and on his way saves Dong Bai, who takes him to serve under Dong Zhuo's wing during the main battle of the Yellow Turban Rebellion. After this, he helps suppress further rebellions down Xiliang and is then called to Luoyang. While at Luoyang, Dong Zhuo is seen having seized power from the eunuchs which is called out by Ding Yuan with Lu Bu at his side. Hua Xiong then pursues Ding Yuan and defeats him outside of the city. He and Lu Bu are about to spar before Dong Bai interjects.

From here on out, Hua Xiong keeps trying to impress Lu Bu, yet inadvertently failing through no fault of his own, with Lu Bu constantly one-upping him from afar while Hua Xiong stays on the frontlines. In order to prove that he is better than Lu Bu, his events surrounding Yuan Shao's coalition are almost entirely different. For the first phases, he defends Sishui Gate all by himself, before pursuing Cao Cao at Xingyang and defeating him. Lu Bu still remains unimpressed after this which then leads Hua Xiong to traverse through the mountains and face Sun Jian at the historical battle of Yangren, unlike the romanticized battles of Hulao Gate, he manages to cut off their supplies from Yuan Shu and gets another mighty victory towards his name.

Lu Bu now seems partially impressed with his achievements, daring him to best the coalition by himself to which Hua Xiong then says that he will force Lu Bu to recognize that he is the stronger man. A figure is said to be pursuing Hua Xiong, which in his ending he comes to a camp with Dong Bai and his men, who scolds him for thinking of drinking wine before a battle, causing Hua Xiong to laugh it off and sets forth for business as usual. While cutting down enemy soldiers, he comes across Guan Yu and charges, with the outcome not being revealed till the perspective changes to Dong Bai, who after noticing the wine cooling, remarks how he's not coming back, hinting that he was slain by the God of War.

In the Shu, Wu, and Wei Story Modes in Chapter Two, Hua Xiong defends Sishui Gate, assisted in his endeavor by Zhang Ji, Xu Rong, Zhang Xiu, and Cheng Lian. When he makes it clear no one is getting through the gate, he orders his troops to prevent the Coalition battering rams from reaching the gate and smashing it open, and when they get too close, orders Xu Rong to open fire with the archer detail. When Zhang Xiu and Cheng Lian are eliminated defending the gate, Zhang Ji moves to defend the gate himself, but upon being defeated as well, Hua Xiong ops to open the gate anyway and face the Coalition forces himself. Xu Rong's defeat cuts off the archer detail from assisting Hua Xiong any further, and Hua Xiong soon meets his end as well, with his final words being in shock at the Coalition being tougher than he expected and he never thought he could be beaten before drawing his last breath.

Warriors Orochi

In Warriors Orochi, he appears as one of the valorous generals of Dong Zhuo at Tong Gate. Defeating Hua Xiong will raise morale of the Oda forces. He also appears frozen at Ji Province, getting Goemon Ishikawa to free the frontlines of the sorcery allows Hua Xiong to move again. One of the original dream stages in Musou OROCHI Z has Hua Xiong be summoned by the mystics to fend off Nene's ninja army. This only occurs if Lu Bu is already a member of the player's attack team.

In Warriors Orochi 3, he (along with Yan Liang, Xiahou He, and Tsuneoki Ikeda) is one of several officers magically converted to the enemy's side by Kiyomori Taira and Sun Wukong at the Battle of Anegawa unless the player acts fast and beats Sun Wukong.

Romance of the Three Kingdoms

In Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Hua Xiong represents the pinnacle of Dong Zhuo's original retinue, possessing high military stats with War generally within the 90's while his domestic stats are middling at best. He is present usually as a member of Dong Zhuo's army after the Yellow Turban Rebellion, but can be found as a free officer during the rebellion.

Within the fourteenth instalment, Hua Xiong's traits further emphasise his penchant for violence and duels by increasing the Assault stat of any unit he leads (Annihilator), increase the likelihood of duels occurring (Duelist) and the the likelihood enemy officers he battles are wounded or killed in action (Warrior). Conversely, Hua Xiong is unable to ignore engagement with approaching enemy units (Reckless) and is easily provoked by enemy plots (Irritable). The formations he command also emphasise offensive output with Fish being useful for balanced offense and defense, Arrow for swift, aggressive attacks while Awl is useful for swiftly reaching locations and encircling enemy units. Hua Xiong also possesses the unique battle tactic, Unstoppable Strike which will inflict high damage to an enemy unit and decrease it's defense for a period of 10 days. Hua Xiong as a whole represents a very fierce, aggression-oriented officer within the game.

Character Information

Development

Suzuki remarked that Hua Xiong's playable Dynasty Warriors design was to made to the theme of "something dangerous has appeared!" The thicker armor around his limbs was done to give him an impressionable faraway running silhouette. His darkened eyes and lips are meant to give him an evil aura.

Personality

His playable counterpart shares a rivalry with Lu Bu, wherein upon the former's entrance onto Dong Zhuo's service, Hua Xiong prides himself for possessing the mantle of the mightiest warrior within Dong Zhuo's army. He further expresses his desire to one day settle the matter of which of the two is stronger on the field of battle. He is also very simple-minded, he only thinks of battle and couldn't understand Diaochan's attempted flirts with him, even Lu Bu finds him truly inscrutable. Dong Bai is surprisingly fond of his simple nature and the two share an odd camarederie with one another.

Voice Actors

  • David Beron - Dynasty Warriors 4-5 (English)
  • Skip Stellrecht - Dynasty Warriors 6 (English)
  • Christopher Sabat - Dynasty Warriors 7-8 (English)
  • Nobutoshi Canna - Dynasty Warriors 7: Empires (Japanese)
  • Tim Budas - Dynasty Warriors 9 (English)
  • Ha Rui - Dynasty Warriors 9 (Chinese)
  • Volcano Ota - Dynasty Warriors 9 (Japanese)
  • Lee Jeonggi - Romance of the Three Kingdoms: The Legend of Cao Cao (Korean)
  • Takanori Hoshino - Sangokushi Legion
  • Naoki Bandō - Youkai Sangokushi (Japanese)
  • Atsushi Imaruoka - Sangokushi Hadou (Japanese)
  • Shūhei Sakaguchi - Sangokushi Three Kingdoms TV series

Live-Action Performers

Quotes

See also: Hua Xiong/Quotes
  • "Have you learned your lesson yet? As long as Hua Xiong controls Si Shui Gate, you shall not pass! It is laughable to think that I would let such filth even approach Dong Zhuo!"
  • "Out of my way, cowards! If you will not make room, I WILL cut you down!"
  • "Give up and face your destiny!
  • "Urgh... Retreat is the wisest course for now."
  • "Step forward, if you want to die! While I stand, none shall breach this gate!"
  • "You may think you have evaded me at Si Shui Gate. But I won't let you get away so easily!"
  • "I, Guan Yu, shall present your head to my lord!"
"Silence! How dare somebody as lowly as you speak such things!"
"I shall let Blue Dragon decide whether or not my words are just... Prepare yourself!"
~~Guan Yu and Hua Xiong; Dynasty Warriors 5

Gameplay

See also: Hua Xiong/Movesets

Dynasty Warriors 9

Keys: Square Flow Attack • Triangle Reactive Attack • Circle Musou X Jump/Mount

Hua Xiong is affiliated with the club in this title. When equipped with it, Hua Xiong can perform the following unique attacks listed below.

Unique Attacks
Unique Flow Attack Finisher: Enemy Stunned + Square Square Square Square: Latches unto an enemy and tosses them up in the air before batting their whole body away. Can also knock aside nearby foes in the process.
Unique Trigger Attack: R1 + X: Charges forth and kicks an enemy away before striking them down with a swing to the lower right.
Special Technique: R1 + Circle: Grabs a nearby foe and headbutts them hard while generating a poisonous radial shockwave. Hua Xiong then releases his dazed victim in time to hit them with a leftward swing laced with more poison.
Musou Attack: Circle: Unleashes a series of club slams while moving steadily. Hua Xiong immediately grabs the closest foe with his free hand, poisoning their body before chokeslamming them on the ground. He then proceeds to stomp on them twice and follows it up with a powerful smash attack that causes tremors to erupt in its wake. If Hua Xiong fails to latch unto an enemy, he will instead stomp the ground with his right foot to unleash a radial shockwave imbued with the poison element.
Aerial Musou Attack: X Circle: Lands a potent overhead smash, causing the earth to tremble violently while sending nearby foes airborne. Also inflicts slash-based damage.
Horse Maneuvers
Summon Horse: L2: Summon horse to the battlefield. Holding L2 as the horse approaches will allow the character to automatically mount them.
Auto-Run: Riding Mode + L2: Automatically runs towards a specified destination. If a destination has not been set, the horse will instead run towards the location of the player's currently selected mission.
Sprint: Riding Mode + Direction + R1: Causes horse to run at a faster pace. Doing so depletes their stamina each time.
Jump: Riding Mode + Direction + R2: Causes horse to jump high while running.
Horse Fast Attack: Riding Mode + Square: Performs a fast and seamless attack while mounted. The attack itself varies depending on what type of weapon is equipped and whether the enemy is grounded or airborne.
Horse Trigger Attack: Riding Mode + Triangle: Performs an attack that sends enemies flying into the air. May vary depending on what type of weapon is equipped.
Horse Musou Attack: Riding Mode + Circle: Causes horse to sprint by consuming Musou instead of stamina.
Dismount Horse: Riding Mode + X: Dismounts from horse and resumes default fighting stance.
Bow Maneuvers
Shooting Mode: 🡻: Pulls out bow and assumes archery stance. Can be cancelled by tapping 🡻 again.
Switch Arrows: 🡸 or 🡺: Switches between different types of arrows.
Bow Attack: Shooting Mode + Square: Fires current arrow at a target. Can lock on targets by tapping R3.
Lower Bow: Shooting Mode + X: Lowers bow while squatting down.


Historical Information

According to Chen Shou, Hua Xiong was a military commander who served under Dong Zhuo. Pan Mei, a historian from the Qing Dynasty, wrote that he was a chief commander and argued that his name was She Xiong. He reasoned that it was likely a mistake on transcribing the character used for his family name, though it is debatable if She is his actual family name.

In the Records of the Three Kingdoms, Hua Xiong only appears in Sun Jian's scroll. He was a subordinate under Hu Zhen and Lu Bu, as they worked together to defeat Sun Jian. However, Hu Zhen and Lu Bu did not get along with one another and Lu Bu decided to spread false rumors about the attack. Hu Zhen couldn't command his confused troops and suffered a heavy loss against Sun Jian. Hua Xiong died fighting during the battle at Yangren, and his head was claimed by Sun Jian.

Romance of the Three Kingdoms

In chapter 5 of Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Hua Xiong was a mighty warrior who towered at 210 cm (6'11") and originated from Quanzhong. Although Lu Bu volunteered to meet Yuan Shao's army, Hua Xiong persuaded Dong Zhuo to send himself instead. Zhuo appointed him as Colonel of Resolute Cavalry at Sishui Pass. He was given five hundred horsemen and Li Su, Hu Zhen, and Zhao Cen to support him. Bao Xin's fictional younger brother, Bao Zhong, was his first victim and he was promoted to Commander in Chief.

Although he lost Hu Zhen to Sun Jian's army, he was able to drive them back with a rockslide. He and Li Su commenced a fearsome night raid on Sun Jian, confusing his opponent's army with a pincer and fire attack. While Sun Jian escaped his grasp, he was able to slay his officer Zu Mao. The news of the defeat worried Yuan Shao and ally morale began to suffer. Liu Bei and his brothers volunteered their services but Yuan Shao pushed them aside. After the fictional Yu She and Pan Feng met their quick end to Hua Xiong, Yuan Shao lamented not having his talented generals, Wen Chou and Yan Liang, there to deal with him.

Guan Yu, who Yuan Shao mistook as a mere archer, was the next to volunteer. Cao Cao spoke in the warrior's favor and Guan Yu promised that Yuan Shao could have his head if he failed. Before Guan Yu left, he bid someone to pour him wine for his victory. He dealt the killing blow to Hua Xiong, and returned with Hua Xiong's head to still drink his wine when it was warm.

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