Han Sui is a minor character 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 and minor warlord who lived during the late Eastern Han dynasty of China.
Han Sui was forced, especially by the Qiang tribes, to rebel against the central Han government in order to put an end to his control over Liang Province. He was, along with Bian Zhang, among the leaders of the movement and led raids against the imperial forces. Following a defeat against Dong Zhuo, they were besieged in Yuzhong County, but managed to lift the siege by cutting off the enemy supply line.
Later on, Han Sui killed Bian Zhang and several others and took possession of their armies, thus finding himself at the head of 100,000 men. He then received support from several leaders in the region, including Ma Teng, but a power struggle erupted among them and gradually weakened their strength. Later, when Dong Zhuo entered Chang'an, Han Sui came to his side, and after his death, then Imperial Protector of Bing Province, he followed Ma Teng, with whom he swore an oath. fraternity. Together they led an attack on Li Jue and Guo Si. However, the attack proved a failure and Han Sui was able to complete his retirement thanks to the complicity of his enemy Fan Chou.
Back in Liang Province, Han Sui and Ma Teng posed a significant threat to Cao Cao for several years. In response to a large mobilization of Cao Cao troops to the west, Han Sui and Ma Chao rebelled and took possession of Tong Pass. However, a trick of Jia Xu came to settle the doubt between the two allies and the bastard weakened their forces. He and his Qiang allies suffered major defeats in front of Xiahou Yuan in Hanyang District. Han Sui was killed by the leaders of Xiping and Jincheng districts and his head was sent to Cao Cao.
- In the historical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Ma Teng defected to Wei.