|Force(s):||Liu Biao's Forces|
|Weapon Type:|| Sword|
Spiked shield (Blast)
|First Appearance:||Dynasty Warriors 3|
|Real name:||Huáng Zǔ|
|Chinese name:||黃祖 - 黄祖|
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|Possibly born in 150.|
Huang Zu (onyomi: Kō So) was a high-ranked naval officer and Prefect of Jiangxia under the governor of Jingzhou, Liu Biao. He was ultimately the man responsible for the death of Sun Jian of Wu. Huang Zu was also well renowned for his short temper, in which Mi Heng was sent to Huang, who easily became infuriated of the scholar's insults, and later executed Mi.
During the Battle of Xiakou, Huang Zu did not reward Gan Ning for killing Ling Cao and saving the army from a total defeat, but, instead, shamed the former pirate, blaming him for the loss. This mistreatment eventually convinced Gan to defect to Sun Quan, who would be given critical information and advice, leading to Huang Zu's downfall.
Role in GamesEdit
In Dynasty Warriors 4, Huang Zu is at first a member of Liu Biao's army working to lure Sun Jian into an ambush. During Wu's story, he arrives in Jiang Dong to avenge his master's death. At Xia Kou, he starts a boat attack on Sun Jian's camp while Gan Ning and Su Fei buy time to stall the enemy and kill Ling Cao. When Gan Ning defects, Huang Zu curses his former shipmate. Dynasty Warriors 5 has Huang Zu trying to lead Sun Jian into the ambush. If that happens, Sun Jian will be wounded and Sun Ce assumes command the troops. He will even attempt to fight off the wrath of Sun Quan at Xia Kou.
In Dynasty Warriors 8, Huang Zu serves as the commander of Liu Biao's forces against the Sun family during the Battle of Jing Province. Although Huang Zu is ultimately struck down by the Suns, one of his generals, Lu Gong, avenges him by ambushing the Wu forces with a contingent of archers, resulting in the death of Sun Jian. However, in Wu's hypothetical route, Sun Jian survives the battle due to Lu Gong being killed before he can prepare the ambush.
While battling Sun Quan at Xia Kou, his general Gan Ning, who performed the task of defeating Ling Cao, turned on Huang Zu and killed him. Gan Ning then joined the ranks of Wu
Romance of the Three KingdomsEdit
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