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Wen Yang
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Character Information
Force(s): Wei
Wu
Jin
Height:
198 cm (6'6")
Weapon Type: Javelin
Significant Battle(s):
Playable Debut: Dynasty Warriors 8
Historical Information
Real name:
Wén Yāng
Chinese name:
文鴦 - 文鸯
Style name:
Cìqiān
Chinese name:
次騫 - 次骞
Born:
238
Died:
291

Wen Yang (onyomi: Bun Ō) is an officer who served under the Wei army and Wen Qin's son. After his father's failed revolt and subsequent death, he joined Jin. In the novel, his skills were compared to those of Zhao Yun and he is famed for his favored use of the bian gan.

Prior to his playable Dynasty Warriors appearance, he was a Jin NPC since the series's seventh title. In Famitsu's character survey, he is ninth place in the boyfriend category. He ranked sixteenth place in Gamecity's Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends popularity poll. This counterpart has a character image song titled Trust Myself.

Role in GamesEdit

Dynasty WarriorsEdit

During the rebellion of Wen Qin and Guanqiu Jian in Jin's story, he is the one who fires the arrow that kills Sima Shi. He eventually defects to Jin and is accepted into their ranks when Zhuge Dan murders his father.

In his playable appearance in the eight installment, he continues to appear in Jin's story as one of the early supporters of the Sima Faction, most notably during Gongsun Yuan's rebellion. Like his father, he rebels against the Sima family after they gain considerable amount of power. Despite their initial defeat, he joins his father once again and stalls Sima Zhao and his subordinates long enough for his father to fatally wound Sima Shi. He is not killed after his defeat here, and with his family, flees to Wu. He is then seen siding with Zhuge Dan during his rebellion, however he defects upon the execution of his father and continues to serve the Sima Family from that point on.

In the alternate path, he may not actually choose to side with his father and brother in their second rebellion, and chooses to stay and serve the Sima Family at Sima Zhao's encouragement. After defeating his brother numerous times, Wen Yang successfully convinces his brother to side with the Sima Family, and his brother soon reveals the location of Sima Shi, allowing Wei forces to reach him before Wen Qin can arrive to attack the isolated commander. Though the rebellion is crushed, Wen Yang is unable to convince his father to surrender. Shortly after, he joins the defense of Cheng Du alongside Sima Shi and Xiahou Ba against Shu and Nanman forces. He later participates in many of the later campaigns including the final battle at Chibi.

Romance of the Three KingdomsEdit

Wen Yang primarily excels at warfare and leadership, making him a good choice in commanding troops. Before Sangokushi 12, the difference between him and his father in terms of stats was the former's decent charisma rating.

Character InformationEdit

DevelopmentEdit

Wen Yang's Dynasty Warriors counterpart was heavily designed to follow his description in Romance of the Three Kingdoms. Although he was made to look like Zhao Yun, creators also strove to present him as the "heroic figure" for Jin. Atsushi Miyauchi, the game's director, thinks fans will enjoy seeing him choose his allegiance in Story Mode. He believes their interpretation of Wen Yang is a "tall, stylish, and cool" contrast to Xiahou Ba.

PersonalityEdit

Calm and brave in the face of battle, Wen Yang has a one-track mind which prevents him from being distracted when charging head on. However, this also makes him somewhat unaware of his own surroundings. Because of the circumstances of his surrender and self-shame, he often distances himself from his fellow comrades.

Voice ActorsEdit

  • Robert McCollum - Dynasty Warriors 8 (English)
  • Yūki Ono - Dynasty Warriors 8 (Japanese)

QuotesEdit

See also: Wen Yang/Quotes
  • "Hey, I was nearby, so I thought I'd pay you a visit. How's it going?"
"Thank you for the other day. I owe you a great debt, Master Sima Zhao."
"Yes, it is good to keep moving straight forward. You also need to take it easy sometimes too though."
"Like you, Master Sima Zhao? Hmm... I don't know if I could slack off that much..."
"Yes. You certainly are straightforward."
~~Sima Zhao and Wen Yang; Dynasty Warriors 8

GameplayEdit

Keys: Square Normal Attack • Tri Charge AttackCircle MusouX Jump/Mount
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『真・三國無双7』 文鴦

Wen Yang is affiliated with the javelin in this appearance. When he is equipped with it, he can perform a unique attack exclusive to him. Upon performing his Musou techniques, he will automatically use the weapon in his attacks.

EX Attack 1: Square, Tri, (Tri): Does a quick slashing motion before hurling javelin up in the air. May freeze enemies affected by the attack.
EX Attack 2 (Xtreme Legends only): Square, Square, Square, Square, Square, Tri, Tri: Instead of throwing the javelin while in mid-air, Wen Yang dives along its trajectory to perform a powerful thrusting motion.
Musou - Raging Billows (八十一騎): Circle: Rushes at the enemy ranks with enough force to knock them back, throwing weapon forward near the end of the assault.
Alternate Musou - Instant Flash (扇・逆鱗閃): R1 + Circle: Performs a powerful thrust which leads to two separate motions. The first variation ends in another thrust if the first hit misses. If it initially connects, he will launch the enemy upward by throwing javelin forward followed by another toss on the ground while in mid-air.
Aerial Musou - Gale Strike (風鱗撃): X, Circle: Hurls javelin downward with enough force to radiate a shockwave on impact.
Awakening Musou: Immediately slashes back and forth with each step. Wen Yang then twirls weapon shortly before throwing it at a great distance, with the sudden force emitting a great surge of energy. During the extended version, he swings his flaming weapon in an overhead arc before striking left and right several times.

WeaponsEdit

Dynasty Warriors 8Edit

Wen Yang uses the javelin as his default weapon in this title.

Historical InformationEdit

Wen Yang was the second son of the Governor of Yang Province, Wen Qin. It is said that his real name was Wen Shu, but changed to Yang from childhood up into adulthood. Along with his father and brothers, Wen Yang protected Yang Province against the Wu army.

Life in WeiEdit

Being Cao Shuang's companion, Wen Qin abused his authority. When Sima Yi overthrown Cao Shuang in 249, Wen Qin, along with Guanqiu Jian and Xiahou Xuan, lost their closest ally; also since Wen Qin often lied about the ongoing war, his promotion was rejected by Sima Shi.

After Sima Shi deposed Cao Fang in 254, the following year, Wen Qin and Guanqiu Jian rebelled. Tasked to halt Deng Ai's unit, Wen Qin showed sign of fear at the size of the army. However, Wen Yang, who just reached eighteen, suggested his father to attack as the Wei army was still tired after arriving. The father-son duo then conducted a night raid.

Arriving at Wei's camp, Wen Yang caused a ruckus, calling out Sima Shi's name. The raid worsened the condition of Sima Shi, who just operated his eye. During the battle, Wen Yang's unit charged into the enemy rank, killing numerous of solders. When the Wei reinforcement arrived, his unit was either eliminated or retreated. Finding himself alone on the battlefield, Wen Yang drove back the entire Wei army every time they pursued.

After the rebellion failed, Wen Yang along with his father surrendered and joined Wu. When Zhuge Dan rebelled, the Wen is ordered to assist the latter in Shouchun. However, the situation started to dye, Wen Qin eventually was suspected and killed by Zhuge Dan. Hearing news, Wen Yang tried to avenge his father, but was outnumbered, so he and his younger brother Wen Hu surrendered to Sima Zhao. Still remembering what happened to his brother, Sima Zhao attempted to execute both, but was told by Zhong Hui that Wen Yang's strength equaled thousand men and pardoned them both. Sima Zhao also promoted Wen Yang, ordering him to convince the people of Shouchun to surrender. Shortly after the rebellion, Sima Zhao allowed the Wen brothers to give Wen Qin a proper burial.

Life in JinEdit

Wen Yang would eventually rise to become one of Jin's greatest general. In 277, he was tasked to defeat the Xianbei tribe, recruiting twenty thousand Hu people as a result.

During his service in Jin, Sima Yan still held a grudge against Wen Yang because of the incident with Sima Shi, so he demoted Wen Yang. Once the War of the Eight Princes broke out, a grandson of Zhuge Dan accused Wen Yang of high treason. He and his family were executed to the third degree.

Romance of the Three KingdomsEdit

Wen Yang is described in the novel as a gifted martial artist whose height was eight feet tall. He and his father formed a joint alliance with Guanqiu Jian in an attempt to remove Sima Shi from power. While awaiting for reinforcements, he and Deng Ai fought for fifty bouts until the former was forced to flee while killing a number of enemy soldiers along the way. Sima Shi's eye was said to have burst out from its socket upon witnessing Wen Yang's brutality.

During his service to Wu, he participated in the defense of Shouchun and kept most of the Wei troops out. When Zhuge Dan accused Wen Qin of treason and had him executed, Wen Yang reacted violently and quickly surrendered to Sima Zhao who decided to make him an honorary officer. Most of his allies eventually followed suit upon hearing this, causing Zhuge Dan's rebellion to collapse from the lack of men.

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