|“||You've got no chance against me!||„|
|~ Gan Ning's victory quote.|
Gan Ning 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 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, in 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.
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.
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.