Guan Yinping
Dynasty Warriors 9 artwork
Character Information
Force(s): Shu
Height:
160 cm (5'3")
Weapon Type: Double-headed flail (8)
Wolf teeth mace (9)
Rolling Weight (9)
Playable Debut: Dynasty Warriors 8
Historical Information
Real name:
Guān Yínpíng
Chinese name:
關銀屏 - 关银屏
Style name:
unknown
Chinese name:
n/a
Born:
204
Died:
271
Fictional interpretation of Guan Yu's historically unnamed daughter. Dates are fictional.
Warriors Orochi Info
Force:
Stage:
Kyushu (WO4)
Character Type:
Sacred Treasure:
Brísingamen

Guan Yinping (onyomi: Kan Ginpei) is one of the fictional names for Guan Yu's daughter. In a dubiously accurate line in Record of the Three Kingdoms, she was considered by her father's advisers for a political marriage with one of Sun Quan's sons. Guan Yu flew into a blind rage by the suggestion. In Chinese folklore, she is argued to be either Guan Suo's younger or elder sister who fought for Shu after her father's death.

Her Dynasty Warriors incarnation is the number one character fans would want as their girlfriend and their third choice for sibling according to Famitsu's character survey. She was the sixth most popular character with fans in the Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends character poll. The latest poll for the eighth installment puts her in sixth once more. The character poll for overseas fans puts her in seventh place for the Shu division. She won seventh place in the Warriors Orochi 4 Ultimate popularity poll. She also has a character image song titled WILL TO FIGHT.

Role in Games[edit | edit source]

Dynasty Warriors[edit | edit source]

Guan Yinping is Guan Yu's youngest child who initially learned martial arts for self-defense, only to develop an interest in it during the course of her training. She is first seen fighting alongside her family at Xiangyang and Fan Castle. Their victories are short-lived as the combined Wei and Wu forces attack Jing Province. Guan Ping and Guan Yu sacrifice themselves so that she and her remaining brothers can escape; they regretfully report their losses to Liu Bei together.

Guan Yinping follows her brothers into battle for the rest of the game's narratives. After Zhuge Liang's death in Jin's story, she assists Shu's retreat and Jiang Wei's northern campaigns. She eventually dies fighting for Chengdu's defense.

In Shu's hypothetical route, she follows Zhuge Liang in his southern campaign at Nanzhong. During Wei's hypothetical route, she will command the boulder throwers of Baidi Castle after the main gate is breached; her death stops the boulders.

Red Hare has apparently been stolen in her Xtreme Legends what-if scenario. Xingcai and Bao Sanniang help her search for the horse-napper. In Wei's expanded storyline, she is one of the beauties that the Wei forces stumble upon in their quest to find Cai Wenji.

Other than being a playable character, Guan Yinping serves as a tutor for beginning players in Dynasty Warriors: Unleashed.

In her respective bond story, the maiden's marriageability becomes a source of contention for Guan Yu when Zhuge Jin suggests she be engaged with a representative from Wu for the sake of diplomacy. She is touched to hear her father reject the offer out of concern for both her safety and happiness.

While Guan Yu's death enrages her enough to seek revenge, she is denied the right to march to Yiling and instead given the duty of watching over Chengdu in Liu Bei's absence. Although Guan Yinping feels left out and isolated, observing the daily lives of the commonfolk makes her curious enough to try helping them out in various ways like cooking, sewing, or crafting.

Despite the objections of those around her, Guan Yinping insists on doing these menial tasks to learn more about the people under her care. Around the time of the Nanman Campaign, she consents to Zhuge Liang arranging a marriage with her and Li Yi. The newlyweds come to love one another and spend the remainder of their lives together on Shu's southern borders.

Dynasty Warriors 9 sees Guan Yinping assist her father, brothers, and Zhou Cang with attacking Fan Castle in Jing Province, but when Wu betrays their alliance with Shu and assists Wei with killing Guan Yu to remove the threat he poses to their conquests, Guan Yinping barely escapes with her life back to Chengdu with Guan Xing and Guan Suo, while Guan Yu, Guan Ping, and Zhou Cang perish at the hands of the Wei-Wu alliance.

Liu Bei and Zhang Fei, infuriated by the death of Guan Yu, declare war on Sun Quan, but Zhang Fei is murdered the night before the march on Yiling, leaving Xingcai and Zhang Bao to join Guan Yinping and her surviving brothers in mourning their father as well. Worse, the battle at Yiling proves to be a disaster for the Shu army, as Lu Xun has Zhu Ran launch a fire attack against their camp, decimating their numbers, forcing them to retreat back to Baidi Castle to regroup. Upset at having chosen vengeance over virtue, Liu Bei dies in grief and heartbreak, leaving his sworn brothers' children to carry on his legacy under Liu Shan.

Despite the loss of Liu Bei, Shu manages to survive under Prime Minister Zhuge Liang, managing to subdue Nanman King Meng Huo and the people of Nanzhong and gain their support, before then focusing on their Northern Campaign, culminating in their assault on Wei at Wuzhang Plains. However, despite their victory against Sima Yi at Wuzhang Plains, the Sleeping Dragon passes away, and Yinping finds herself facing a heavier burden as she, Xingcai, Ma Dai, and Yueying, now have to help Liu Shan and Jiang Wei with protecting Shu against Wei. After defeating Cao Shuang at Xingshi, they then focus on making sure things are okay in Shu before launching the Northern Campaign against to oust Wei from Mt. Tielong, aided by Xiahou Ba, who defected to Shu to join his relative Xingcai, despite his hatred against them regarding Xiahou Yuan's death back at Mt. Dingjun, but knowing he would be safe with them due to Xiahouji marrying Zhang Fei. After defeating Wei at Mt. Tielong, Yinping continues to aid Shu in their continued fights against Wei at Duangu and Taoyang, but right when they had Wei on the ropes, they are summoned back to Chengdu due to a fake order in Liu Shan's name, and realize it must be someone in their own ranks who was against the Northern Campaigns from the start, causing Shu to begin to fracture from the inside out.

Yinping's ending has her facing off with Xingcai in a sparing session. When it is over, Xingcai commends her on her improvements, and Yinping admits she wants to protect everyone. Agreeing with her on that notion, Xingcai then agrees to spar with Yinping again, for as often and as much as she likes, much to Yinping's joy as she and Xingcai head off to prepare for another round of training.

Warriors Orochi[edit | edit source]

She makes her debut in the series in Warriors Orochi 4. With Liu Bei's request, she come along Ma Chao and Kanetsugu to assist Sun Quan, Lu Xun, Lian Shi and Tadakatsu in rescuing peasants from Dong Zhuo at Kyushu. She then joins the coalition alongside Liu Bei and Kenshin to help Shingen's army at Kawanakajima to drive off Nobunaga's army. She being an integral part in many battles. When Guan Yu is in trouble at Sekigahara, she harnesses the new power of the bracelets, Freyja and gains a deification form, with her newfound strength saving her father from peril. Along with the other 7 deified characters, she participates in the final showdown against Odin.

She also share in bond events with Kai, who considered as "Smashing Sisters". And with Deng Ai, who accept of doing muscling together.

Romance of the Three Kingdoms[edit | edit source]

Guan Yinping appears in Romance of the Three Kingdoms XI as a secret character in the PS2 version of the game. She posses high stats overall and is more fitting as an military commander but can also perform decently well in domestic affairs. Guan Yinping excels in cavalary and infantry troops and her personal skill protects her from being captured by the enemy. She is available in latter scenarios where officers' stats tend to be lower, that way Guan Yinping stands out even more as an fearsome commander.

Character Information[edit | edit source]

Guan Yinping's Shin Sangoku Musou 15th Anniversary artwork.

Development[edit | edit source]

Omega Force designed her with the intents to focus on "her long, beautiful hair" as an homage to her father's beard and to simplify her character silhouette. She was added into the series primarily due to her popularity in folktales and myths. Designers wanted her to represent the Guan family with a new feminine charm.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Guan Yinping's innocent appearance belies her incredible strength, something that she does not fully realize. She strives to be as strong as her father, believing that she needs to be as muscular as he is.

Voice Actors[edit | edit source]

  • Shiori Mikami - Dynasty Warriors series, Warriors Orochi 4 (Japanese)
  • Stephanie Sheh - Dynasty Warriors 8 (English-uncredited)
  • Bridget Renshaw - Dynasty Warriors 9 (English)
  • Shan Xin - Dynasty Warriors 9 (Chinese)
  • Jo Gyeong Lee - Dynasty Warriors: Unleashed (Korean)
  • Kim Hyeonji - Romance of the Three Kingdoms: The Legend of Cao Cao (Korean)
  • Yumiri Hanamori - Sangokushi Hadou

Quotes[edit | edit source]

See also: Guan Yinping/Quotes
  • "Why do we need siege weapons just to deal with some pesky tigers? All we have to do is chase them off..."
  • "I'm number six so that means I'm strong, right! Eh... it doesn't? I'll continue to do my best, so please take care of me!"
  • "Looks like I'm still strong with a sixth rank this time! Eh... is it wrong? I'll keep on tempering myself much, and I'll do my best to beat everyone!"
  • "Yinping, you're getting to be about that age... There aren't any unwanted "pests" bothering you are there?"
"I'm fine, Brother. I can take care of any pests that come my way."
"I see... That's good, but try to take it easy on them."
"I swatted one that landed on the table, and ended up breaking the table. I will be more careful from now on."
~~Guan Ping and Guan Yinping; Dynasty Warriors 8
  • "Master Huang Gai, your muscles are simply incredible! You must train ever so hard?"
"Of course! Every single day, going back as long as I can remember!"
"That's certainly a long time, then. How long would it take for me to get muscles like yours, Master Huang Gai?"
"Y-You? I don't think I've ever been asked that by a woman before. You want to become this muscular, do you?"
"Yes! I was taught growing up that muscles are the source of all strength! So I want to get muscles just like yours and become even stronger. Please, tell me exactly how you train!"
"Hahaha! You've got real spirit. My methods aren't easy, however. Do you think you'll be able to stand them?"
"So you will share them with me? Thank you! The best I can do now is smash through a castle wall bare handed!"
"Unless my ears are deceiving me, she just said something totally insane. I'm the one who may not survive this."
~~Guan Yinping and Huang Gai; Dynasty Warriors: Godseekers
  • "Hello! I'm not all that strong, but I hope I can fight you!"
"Not all that strong? Is that what you said? You're more of a bear than I am!"
~~Guan Yinping and Kai; Warriors Orochi 4

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

See also: Guan Yinping/Movesets

Dynasty Warriors 9[edit | edit source]

『真・三國無双8』関銀屏アクション動画

『真・三國無双8』関銀屏アクション動画

Keys: Square Flow Attack • Triangle Reactive Attack • Circle Musou X Jump/Mount

Guan Yinping is affiliated with the spiked cudgel in this appearance.

Unique Flow Attack:
Unique Trigger Attack ( R1 + ):
Special Technique (R1 + Circle):
Musou (Circle):
Aerial Musou (X + Circle):

Weapons[edit | edit source]

See also: Guan Yinping/Weapons

Dynasty Warriors 8[edit | edit source]

Guan Yinping uses the dual-headed mace as her default weapon in this title.

Dynasty Warriors: Godseekers[edit | edit source]

Dualstone Mace
Double-Ended Mace - 1st Weapon (DW8).png Base Attack: 52~97
Rank: 1 ★
Twin Studded Mace
Double-Ended Mace - 2nd Weapon (DW8).png Base Attack: 81~151
Rank: 2 ★
Destructive Mace
Double-Ended Mace - 3rd Weapon (DW8).png Base Attack: 127~234
Rank: 3 ★
Shocking Mace
Double-Ended Mace - 4th Weapon (DW8).png Base Attack: 193~362
Rank: 4 ★
Dragon Smasher
Double-Ended Mace - 5th Weapon (DW8).png Base Attack: 302~561
Rank: 5 ★
Violet Storm
Double-Ended Mace - 6th Weapon (DW8XL).png Base Attack: 467~702
Rank: 6 ★



Chinese Fiction[edit | edit source]

Guan Yinping's popularly known image originated from a legend regarding Guan Yu, Guan San Xiaojie. Depending on the source, she may also be called Guan E (關娥), Guan Feng (關鳳), or Guan Sanxiaojie (關三小姐).

Her fictional image most likely draws inspiration from an angered comment spoken by Guan Yu in chapter 73 of Romance of the Three Kingdoms, stating directly to Sun Quan that he would never allow his daughter to marry Sun Quan's son, Sun Deng. Sun Quan was furious by Guan Yu's reaction and killed any possible ties that he could have had for Guan Yu, thus leading to the general's isolation in Jing Province.

Her mother is unknown, but in many tales, she was taught the military arts and culture by Zhao Yun. It's said that her name, "Yinping", was given to her by Zhang Fei, naming her after a silver treasure he plucked from Lu Bu during the Battle of Hulao Gate. By the time she was eighteen years old, she had matured into a perilous beauty who was masterful in the martial arts. Possessing her father's bravery and mournful of his death, she swore to avenge him and her brother's deaths by fighting Wu. She left her secluded home and swore loyalty to Liu Bei, who graciously accepted her and comforted her pain of losing a loved one. One legend states that she would often climb the hills of Jinlian Mountain to apply make-up while facing the direction of her homeland, a sign of how she dearly missed it. This caused the locals to honorably name the mountain peak, "Shuzhuang Tai".

Years later, she fought in the Nanman campaigns until she was said to have married Li Hui's son, Li Yi. After the revolts in the south ended, Guan Yinping often vanishes from folklore. In some tales, she dies due to a miscarriage or succumbs to illness.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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