Huche'er (ROTK12)
Character Information
Force(s): Zhang Xiu's Forces
Weapon Type: Spear (3~4)
Polearm (5)
Sword (7)
Great sword (8)
Unit Type: Hero (3)
Warrior (4)
Large warrior (5)
Unique (7~8)
First Appearance: Dynasty Warriors 3
Historical Information
Real name:
Hú Chē Ér
Chinese name:
胡車兒 - 胡车儿
Style name:
Chinese name:
Also known as Hu Juer, an alternative reading. "Hu" (胡) is an archaic recognition for a foreigner in China, but there are no records which support or state Huche'er's foreign origins.

Huche'er (onyomi: Ko Shaji) is a general who served under Zhang Xiu, historically said to have been one of the greatest in his army. When his lord surrendered to Cao Cao, it was said that Cao Cao personally sought for Huche'er and paid gold for the general's new services to him. This apparently caused Zhang Xiu to fear his former general would be used in an assassination attempt on his life, thus relapsing their negative relations and causing the night raid at Wan Castle. Huche'er has no other mentions in historical records.

Role in GamesEdit

Huche'er usually partakes in Dong Zhuo's ambushes within the Dynasty Warriors series by leading his own unique squad. Otherwise, he is usually defending the main camp. He appears at Wan Castle to ambush Cao Cao or fight Dian Wei.

Whenever the player uses Dong Zhuo in a stage he partakes in, Huche'er will always act as his NPC replacement in Warriors Orochi 3.

Like other Koei titles, Huche'er is often associated with Dong Zhuo in Romance of the Three Kingdoms series as an homage to the myth surrounding his western foreign origins and Dong Zhuo's subjugation of foreigners in the west; both ideas are derived from his name. His saving grace is his decent War stat throughout the series, while his other stats are abysmal or minimal in recent titles.

Romance of the Three KingdomsEdit

Romance of the Three Kingdoms emphasizes his strength as a man who could lift five hundred jin and ride seven hundred li in a day. Before Zhang Xiu sought to assassinate Cao Cao at Wancheng, he considered Dian Wei to be a viable threat to his plans and hesitated. Huche'er volunteered and successfully stole Dian Wei's twin halberds, which ultimately led to Dian Wei's demise. He is not mentioned in the novel again.