|“||You've got no chance against me!||„|
|~ Gan Ning's victory quote.|
Gan Ning (Chinese: 甘寧) is the minor protagonist in the 14th-century Chinese classic novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms by the late Luo Guanzhong, and its multiple adaptations. He is a military general who serving under the warlord Sun Quan.
Gan Ning was said to be a brutal murderer who often commit a crime, he indulged his men and robbed each other's wealth, even the thief is the chief of the officer. So he betrayed Huang Zu because of quarrels with him and also because he thought Sun Quan was a better military leader. After killing Ling Tong's father, Ling Cao, at the Battle of Xiakou, Gan Ning invited Cai Mao to betray Huang Zu, but he did not accept and reported to Huang Zu what had happened. Although Gan Ning is crossed the river to meet Sun Quan, he was attacked by Huang Zu and his troops. Sun Quan beaters saw the case and Wu's troops went to help Gan Ning, who eventually killed Huang Zu. While Cai Mao could escape and he was join Cao Cao, but later on, in the Battle of Chibi, he was killed by Ling Tong.
When he confronted Cao Ren in Nanjun but failed to attacked, Gan Ning proposed a plan and immediately got the city and went along there. At the time, there are only a few hundred troops under the command and even if they get the newly recruited soldiers, they were only full of thousands. Cao Ren ordered six thousand people to surround him, Gan Ning was attacked for several days in a row. The enemy forces set up a high-rise building, the arrow was shot into the city like a rain and generals were afraid, but Gan Ning made such a terrible laugh. One sent someone to report the situation to Zhou Yu, but Zhou Yu adopted Lu Meng's plan and led the way. Cao Ren's losses were more than half and fled overnight, he was intercepted on the way and lost more than 300 horses.
Zhou Yu pursued the victory and prepared to make a decision with Cao Cao's army, Cao Ren did not dare to fight again and the whole army decided to withdraw. Sun Quan's 70,000 confrontation made Gan Ning the leader of the 3,000 troops and was ordered to face the Wei army before the camp. However, Sun Quan take a book to Gan Ning and let him attack the Wei forces in the night, in fact, Gan Ning only had more than a hundred heroic and good warriors. Gan Ning is unwilling to abandon his confession, no matter how much suffering who can easily escape, he still feels terrible and made any mistakes. Gan Ning has would still participate in many battles for Wu, including the Battle of Ruxukou against Cao Cao, and the Battle of Fan Castle against Guan Yu. He is killed by Shamoke at the battle of Yiling.
Gan Ning is a man of action who doesn't like to adjust to proper etiquette. Wild and fearless, he is merely satisfied with a good brawl in battle. He's confident in his abilities and, though he seems arrogant, he has a kind head on his shoulders and knows when to rely on teamwork. While he especially seem just likes his private army of sailors and they fondly call him "Big Bro".
- Gan Ning also appears as a playable character in the Dynasty Warriors series.
- Gan Ning is one of the recurring boss characters in the Knights of Valour series.