Li Dian (Chinese: 李典) is a character in the 14th-century Chinese classic novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms by the late Luo Guanzhong, and its multiple adaptations. He is one of the generals of Cao Cao.
Li Dian started serving Cao Cao as a warrior, the remnants Yellow Turban siege in Yanzhou at Shouzhang as well as the campaigns against Yuan Shu and Tao Qian were torn down. After Li Qian was killed, Li Zheng successfully defeated Lu Bu's general Xue Lan and met with the counties in Yu Province. After Li Zheng dies, leaving Li Dian to take over his troops, Li Dian was a being good and even refused to taking action. In the battles against Yuan Shao and his sons, Li Dian helped the army to lead his relatives and subordinates along the grain and silk. Meanwhile, Li Dian told Cao Cao to be careful, he was accompanied by an unrelated reservation based on the required valuation.
In the confrontation of the latter, Li Dian and Cheng Yu carried the goods on the river, but Yuan Shang had an official stationed on the river, blocking the supply line. Cao Cao suggested to get off the boat, but Li Dian is convinced that the army can best block the enemy and raise the topic of cleaning the river. Cheng Yu agreed, they also warned Yuan Shang's officers and he accompanied him from the start in many battles, including Guandu and Chibi. When Liu Biao sent Liu Bei to attacked the Ye County, Cao Cao mobilized Xiahou Dun, Yu Jin, and Li Dian to resist Liu Bei. Liu Bei moved to Bowang and confronted Wei forces, the battle of Bowang was broke out.
However, Liu Bei led his armies to burn the camp and retreated, Xiahou Dun led the troops to pursue Liu Bei. Xiahou Dun does not need to spend more time to adopt his opinion and together with Yu Jin led the troops to pursue, Li Dian absolutely retained. Xiahou Dun and Yu Jin were ambushed in the army of Liu Bei, they were easy defeated. Li Dian took the troops to the rescue, Liu Bei saw that the rescue had arrived and retreated, Xiahou Dun and Yu Jin were rescued and returned to military camp, Li Dian does not belong to be annoyed and just puts himself on his own heart. Li Dian is best known for successfully defend Hefei castle, threatened by Wu emperor Sun Quan.
During the Battle of Hefei, Yu Jin attracted the Wu army by retreating to Hefei. Li Dian and Zhang Liao then attacked the Wu army, which in the forefront also included Sun Quan. Li Dian's troops had destroyed Xiao Shi's bridge, Sun Quan was abused by Wei forces. When Sun Quan take back the horse for three feet and raised the whip, the horse flew across the bridge. Sun Quan manages to saved himself by jumped with a horse over to destroyed bridge, he suffered a shameful defeat (at the command of over 100 thousand men had failed to conquer a castle defended by just over 2,000 men). Li Dian carried it to continue the disability and Wu armies was folded more than half, he had the moment of maximum military splendor at Hefei.
Li Dian's words and postures sometimes confuse his closest allies. He is very laid back, often chatting with his colleagues and keeping calm and cautious when making decisions. He takes his duties seriously and is willing to complete the task in whatever way he thinks necessary.
He also has a keen instinct. Because he is very close to Yue Jin, he often blames the short man for being more confident in himself and not being so fascinated by his height. Although Zhang Liao's past service in the ruble led to the death of Li Dian's uncle, the two have shared respect, although Li Dian often hopes that Zhang Liao can restrain himself in the battle.
- He is a playable character in the Dynasty Warriors series.