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Cao Rui
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Character Information
Force(s): Wei
Weapon Type: Sword (3, 6~8)
Spear (5)
Unit Type: Hero (3, 5)
Strategist (6~8)
Significant Battle(s):
First Appearance: Dynasty Warriors 3
Historical Information
Real name: Cáo Rùi
Chinese name: 曹叡
Style name:
Yuánzhòng
Chinese name:
元仲
Born: 205
Died: 239

Cao Rui (onyomi: Sō Ei) is Cao Pi's son and the second emperor of the Wei empire.

Role in GamesEdit

Cao Rui is often not featured in the Dynasty Warriors series since his father is still serving underneath his paternal grandfather, Cao Cao. At the Battle of He Fei Castle, he also leads one of the two waves of Wei reinforcements in Dynasty Warriors 3.

After his father's inclusion as a playable character, Cao Rui continues to appear in Wei's later battles, often leading reinforcements for his father or grandfather at He Fei Castle or fighting at the battle from the beginning. Dynasty Warriors 6 expands his role by having him serve as the commander at the Wu Zhang Plains if the player plays the battle as Cao Cao, as well as being the commander at Jie Ting in Special if the player chooses Sima Yi.

In Dynasty Warriors 7, Cao Rui only appears under his father at Dongkou. Dynasty Warriors 8 has him appear at Guangling, Hefei Castle, as well as Jiangxia in Wu's hypothetical route.

In Warriors Orochi 2, he serves Wei and is among the bodyguards for Cao Cao at Si Province. If Cao Cao is within the player's attack team at Si Shui Gate, Cao Rui will defend the main base and later at Guan Du, he will attempt to hold the central front against an onslaught of Orochi generals.

Cao Rui is a decent officer in Romance of the Three Kingdoms with high leadership, intelligence, politics and charisma. He is generally regarded as the last capable ruler of Wei in the game, since his successors are largely of much inferior quality.

Voice ActorsEdit

QuotesEdit

  • "Grandfather! I have come to aid you! Father should also be here soon!"

Historical InformationEdit

Cao Rui was born to Cao Pi and Zhen Ji in the year 205. His mother and father died in 221 and 226 respectively. Eventually, his adopted son Cao Fang became the third Emperor of Wei after he passed away in the year 239. He was thirty-four years old.

Romance of the Three KingdomsEdit

GalleryEdit

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