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My hosts of troops are no use against such warriors. We can do nothing against those talents of the South Land.
~ Cao Pi.
Not even fit to share the battlefield with me.
~ Cao Pi's victory quote.

Cao Pi (in Chinese: 曹丕), also known as Emperor Wen of Wei (in Chinese: 魏文帝), is one of the major protagonists in the 14th-century Chinese classic novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms by the late Luo Guanzhong, and its multiple adaptations. He is Cao Cao's second son and successor and Lady Zhen's second husband.


Cao Pi is a scholar whom helped his family to expand China. When he was young, Cao Pi learned to archery or ride horses and Cao Cao encouraged him very much. A few years later, Cao Pi fought with his father and his long military life exercised his strong body, enriched his knowledge and accumulated a lot of material for his poetry creation. As his age and experience continue to growing up, the spiritual impact of the harsh living environment has gradually formed his unique temperament. Likewise, he is often draw a parallel to be a usurper where having if such matter to showing any martial arts skills and intellectual. Cao Pi was said to be a famous ruler of Wei. After his half brother Cao Ang's death, Cao Pi was became the heir of Cao Cao. During the Battle of Guandu, Cao Pi drew the most proud rumors in order to make his father confront the warlord Yuan Shao.

At this moment, Cao Pi thought about the tariffs of his family when he discussing with Guan Yu, Li Dian, Guo Jia, Jia Xu, Yu Jin, and Yue Jin, Cao Cao's absolute right was to be attacked by Yuan Shao's forces after he was out of the situation. Cao Cao first defeated Guo Tu and Cao Pi, who are about to bundle the weapons, Guan Yu heads to Baima to defeated Yan Liang before executing Wen Chou. Cao Pi allowed Cao Cao's forces set fire to the attacked on time before smashing through the city gate, there may be no need to waste time to slow down and facing Yuan Shao after they are rushed. Terrain resulted a disastrous touchdown by ongoing, Zhang He, the man who among define for aaprise bygone so do a favor with Yuan Shao. Assent with Cao Cao since Zhang He yield relinquish to surrendered by the heave, Cao Pi and Cao Cao are quickly to fights with Yuan Shao.

Meanwhile, he accompanied his father during the invasion of Ji province and was the named is the emperor of Wei, he also waged a war of succession with his brother Cao Zhi. When Cao Pi sees the two women were crying and pulling the sword, he is the first time to meet Lady Zhen, Cao Pi is very easy to satisfy. Cao Pi particularly liked her before they were got married, so their first child was eventually born after they first meet. It is interesting to say that Lady Zhen's biological son is not Cao Pi's true son at all, but it has not been submitted that they had promised to helped others before requesting marriage. Cao Pi took his own promise seriously when she was captured, since this will not cause any awkward. Even if Cao Pi was ended up succeeding his father proclaiming himself as the prime minister of Han, king of Wei and Imperial Protector of Ji province.

After Cao Cao's death, Cao Pi was hopefully to overthrow Emperor Xian and shroud up to be a major benevolent emperor after the founding of the Wei kingdom. However, Lady Zhen once again offended with a flood of sins, Cao Pi is pave to slaying her and discard his contrive to rised the Cao family in a non-indispensable wants as the way things all the only ones and make them to be never insolent. Lady Zhen is dead, Cao Pi just so be infatuated with Guo Nuwang and made her one of his favorite empresses. Cao Pi gave Sun Quan the title king of Wu whose kingdom he would later order invasion, shortly before ordering the invasion of the Shu kingdom. Since the Wu forces will soon cooperate with Cao Pi after defeated Shu and returned to camp, Sun Quan has expedience to consider an arbitrary plan and cultivate them under advanced teaching.

Also that, he was failed in both the invasions, Cao Pi suspected that his brother Cao Zhang wanted to usurp the throne and made him poison when they played the chess. After his failures of the conquest, Cao Pi understands that their justice is extremely obliging to carry with glory and subtle coincidence, persisted in returning to assault Wu and personally participated in the invasion, once again to defeated. Seven years after, he became ill and summoned his vassals Sima Yi, Chen Qun, Cao Zhen, and Cao Xiu to his bedside, whom he requested support for his son Cao Rui. But later on, Cao Pi died at the age of 40, leaving an important imprint in history as a poet despite his famous military failures.


Cao Pi is a son who closely follows his father's expectations. He is the only character who Cao Cao addresses by their style name in the overseas script. Unlike his father, he can speaks in a bitter tone and is more condescending. Though a loyal and respectful son, he is determined to surpass his father's image and realize his own dreams. To this end, he was remains apathetic to the other two kingdoms and is unimpressed by their final efforts to oppose him. However, he shares an affinity with Sima Yi, as their combined efforts soundly unite Wei's army after his father's death. At the same time, however, he loosely trusts the strategist's loyalty.


  • Cao Pi is a playable character in the Dynasty Warriors video game series.


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Cao Wei
Xiahou Dun | Xiahou Yuan | Lady Zhen | Cao Pi | Pang De | Cai Wenji | Guo Jia | Li Dian | Yue Jin | Yu Jin | Xun Yu | Xun You | Man Chong | Cao Xiu | Cao Zhi | Cao Zhang | Cao Zhen | Cao Ang | Cao Anmin | Ren Jun | Cao Jie | Cao Hong | Cao Rui | Cao Chun | Cao Fang | Han Hao | Meng Da | Tian Yu | Wen Ping | Xin Pi | Xu Zhi | Xiahou Mao | Xiahou Shang | Xiahou Hui | Chen Tai | Zhuge Xu | Empress Guo | Empress Dowager Bian | Cheng Yin | Chen Lin | Wang Su | Wang Ling | Zang Ba | Yue Lin

Eastern Wu
Zhou Yu | Lu Xun | Taishi Ci | Lady Sun | Sun Jian | Sun Quan | Lu Meng | Gan Ning | Sun Ce | Huang Gai | Two Qiaos | Zhou Tai | Ling Tong | Ding Feng | Bu Lianshi | Han Dang | Lu Su | Zhu Ran | Cheng Pu | Xu Sheng | Dong Xi | Sun Yi | Su Fei | Sun Kuang | Sun Luban | Sun Luyu | Zhu Huan | Pan Zhang | Jiang Qin | Hu Zong | Kan Ze | Chen Wu | Zhuge Ke | Zhuge Jin | Pan Jun | Lu Mao | Sun Liang | Sun Xiu | Sun Hao | Zhou Fang | Lu Dai | Lu Fan | Lu Jun | Lu Kang | Lu Yi | Lou Xuan | Bu Zhi | Bu Xie | Lady Wu | Wu Guotai | Empress Zhu | Taishi Xiang | Yan Jun | Zhu Yi | Quan Cong | Zhu Zhi

Shu Han
Zhao Yun | Guan Yu | Zhang Fei | Zhuge Liang | Liu Bei | Ma Chao | Huang Zhong | Jiang Wei | Wei Yan | Pang Tong | Lady Huang | Guan Ping | Empress Zhang | Guan Suo | Liu Shan | Ma Dai | Bao Sanniang | Xu Shu | Lady Guan | Guan Xing | Zhang Bao | Fa Zheng | Lady Xiahou | Zhou Cang | Deng Zhi | Wang Ping | Zhuge Zhan | Feng Xi | Huo Jun | Huo Yi | Liu Ba | Jian Yong | Fei Yi | Liao Hua | Jiang Wan | Ma Su | Ma Liang | Fan Qiang | Zhang Da | Liu Du | Liu Feng | Lady Fan | Shamoke | Zhao Fan | Mi Zhu | Mi Fang | Yang Xi | Zhang Nan | Zhao Lei | Zhao Tong | Zhao Guang | Dong Yun | Huang Quan | Li Feng | Li Yan | Liu Yan | Lady Gan | Lady Mi | Sun Qian | Zhang Da | Jiang Shu | Xu Jing | Fu Shiren

Jin Dynasty
Sima Shi | Sima Zhao | Wang Yuanji | Deng Ai | Xiahou Ba | Guo Huai | Zhuge Dan | Zhong Hui | Wen Yang | Xin Xianying | Chen Shou | Sima Yan | Sima You | Cao Huan | Wen Qin

Han Dynasty
Diao Chan | Zuo Ci | Lady Lu | Hua Xiong | He Jin | Gongsun Zan | Gongsun Fan | Gongsun Yue | Huangfu Song | Chen Gui | Tian Kai | Guan Jing | Kong Rong | Liu Biao | Liu Qi | Cao Bao | Lady Yan | Bao Long | Chen Ying | Zhao Hong | Xu Rong | Ze Rong | Ou Xing | Wang Yun | Lady Cai | Gongsun Du | Cai Mao | Cai Yong | Ma Tie | Ma Xiu | Han Fu | Han Sui | Han De | Emperor Xian | Emperor Ling | Yuan Yao | Huang Shao | Huang Chengyan | Jiao Chu | Fu Shou | Ma Teng | Consort Tang | Zhang Lu | Liu Zhang | Liu Yao | Tao Qian | Guan Ding | Zhang Song | Lady Yang | Ma Yunlu | Liu Cong | Qiao Xuan | Yan Baihu

Exclusive Characters
Lei Bin | Lixia | Luo Pingan | Jingshu | Gongsun Baoyue | Li Feiyan | Xiahou Qingyi | Sun Ruan'er | Liu Qing'er

Good Organizations
Five Bushel Sect | Five Tiger Generals | Forces in Xiliang | Gongsun Zan's Army | Liu Biao's Army | Liu Zhang's Army | Tao Qian's Army