|“||As this has all been arranged for, I had better go out, and when his line is formed then you can come forth.||„|
|~ Jiang Wei.|
|“||Now you see just how prodigious my talent truly is!||„|
|~ Jiang Wei's victory quote.|
Jiang Wei (姜維), style or byname name: Boyue (伯約), is essentially the main protagonist in the later parts of the 14th-century Chinese classic novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms by Luo Guanzhong, and its multiple adaptations. He is a military general of Shu Kingdom.
During Zhuge Liang's Northern Expedition, Jiang Wei serving as Wei commander under minister Ma Zun. Jiang Wei participated in various campaigns as a clever strategist, he initially confronted Shu with his defenders in Tianshui. Zhao Yun, a man who is one of the generals of Liu Bei was annoyed as so well when he thought about it then straightway antagonize with Jiang Wei and Zhuge Liang punished him by presenting the evidence. With their success, Jiang Wei really surrendered at any time after being defeated by the Shu forces. Thanks to his outstanding knowledge, his own memory was beneficial as he just like Zhuge Liang in favor of subtle.
Zhao Yun died of illness shortly after the battle, Jiang Wei immediately notified Zhuge Liang to report Zhao Yun's death. Zhuge Liang spent very sadly so in order to prepare to commemorate Zhao Yun, Jiang Wei believes that Zhuge Liang's confession will soon go to war. At the Battle of Wuzhang Plains, Zhuge Liang would have been ill but in order to make Jiang Wei resist Sima Yi, Jiang Wei had to meeting Xin Pi first and lead his army to eliminate Wei forces. The scheming Sima Yi is still alive after being deceived by Zhuge Liang, Jiang Wei was furious to defeated Sima Yi as using affectionate means to deal with him in a self-sufficient manner and later opposed Wei Yan.
After Zhuge Liang's death, Jiang Wei is began to emerge in Shu. When Fei Yi died, Jiang Wei has began to dominate the military power and continued to lead the Northern Han Dynasty army to Wei forces, and Wei generals Deng Ai, Chen Tai, and Guo Huai repeatedly, Jiang Wei's Northern Expedition Twice; small wins three times; four times apart; one by one defeat. But later on, The Minister of the Central Committee also opposed Jiang Wei's Northern Expedition, and the eunuch Huang Hao was empowered, Jiang Wei could not kill him. He had to avoid the disaster in the middle of the field.
After Sima Yi's son, Sima Zhao across Shu, Jiang Wei is defending the sword and guarding the Zhong Hui's army. However, Deng Ai is attacked Chengdu from Yinping and Liu Shan was surrendered. Jiang Wei hopes to revitalize the Shu Han with his own strength, he will surrender to Wei general Zhong Hui, that was intended to use Zhong Hui to rebel against Cao Wei to realize the desire to restore the Han Dynasty. But in the end, Zhong Hui will rebel and defeat, Jiang Wei alongside Zhong Hui was killed by the Wei armies.
Jiang Wei is a formal perfectionist who strives to always act his best. Lionizing Zhuge Liang as "Prime Minister" or "Chancellor", as well as he hopes to someday make his mentor proud.
Though competent in war and strategies, he suffers from a slight inferiority complex when he experiences failure and is known for profusely apologizing to Zhuge Liang when this occurs. However, these setbacks has did not completely dwarf his spirit and he is always eager to learn from his mistakes.
But he is depicted as a bud of fresh talent; depending on the scenario, he is either too green to overstep his idol's shadow or is more than capable of leading Shu after Zhuge Liang's death.
- Jiang Wei is a playable character in the Dynasty Warriors series.