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Yang Song
Yang Song (ROTK12)
Character Information
Force(s): Zhang Lu's Forces
Weapon Type: Spear (5:XL)
Iron fan (7)
Throwing knives (8)
Unit Type: Hero (5:XL)
Strategist (7~8)
Significant Battle(s):
First Appearance: Dynasty Warriors 5: Xtreme Legends
Historical Information
Real name:
Yáng Sōng
Chinese name:
楊松 - 杨松
Style name:
unknown
Chinese name:
n/a
Born:
?
Died:
215
Fictional character.

Yang Song (onyomi: Yō Shō) is an official of Zhang Lu who constantly manipulated the latter for self-gain. He is characterized as a greedy individual with a penchant for bribery and deceit.

Role in GamesEdit

In the Dynasty Warriors series, he is a generic officer who participates in Zhang Lu's battles against Liu Bei and Cao Cao. Dynasty Warriors 7: Xtreme Legends enacts his betrayal of Pang De in the latter's own scenario by spreading false rumors to protect himself.

Early Romance of the Three Kingdoms portray Yang Song as a cunning officer who specializes in espionage. Later titles dwindle his stats to abysmal levels, rendering him useless in most situations.

Romance of the Three KingdomsEdit

The novel introduces Yang Song near the end of chapter 64 where he and his brother Yang Bo plot Ma Chao's downfall. He initially advises Zhang Lu to help his nemesis Liu Zhang get rid of Liu Bei after being coaxed by Huang Quan's promise of riches in return for their aid.

However, Zhuge Liang takes advantage of his avarice by instructing Liu Bei to entice him with gifts in exchange for slandering Ma Chao to Zhang Lu. After accepting the bribe from their messenger Sun Qian, Yang Song wastes no time ruining his target's reputation with exaggerated tales and falsehoods. As a result, Ma Chao loses Zhang Lu's trust and defects to Liu Bei.

A similar event occurs in chapter 67 when Yang Song agrees to discredit Pang De on Cao Cao's behalf after receiving a valuable breast plate. To further curry the warlord's favor, he even convinces Zhang Lu to surrender despite the protests of their allies. Cao Cao welcomes the defeated army with open arms, but only Yang Song is punished with execution for his treachery.

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