Ling Tong (in Chinese: 凌統) 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 one of the generals of Sun Quan.


Ling Tong is a vassal of Wu who can prove himself and keep his family safe. When he was only fifteen, but his father, Ling Cao is fell victim to Gan Ning's arrow assault, which served under Huang Zu. Ling Tong and Chen Qin were drinking at the same time. Chen Qin often oppressed others and did not follow the rules. Ling Tong hated his contempt and arrogance, Chen Qin dared to blame him, Ling Tong simply ignored him and left home. Chen Qin screamed at his own drink and violently rebelled, Ling Tong was unbearable and take the sword to kill Chen Qin.

Ling Tong later serve under Sun Quan, he is absolutely not allowed to be provoked by their provocation, but soon avenge his father's death. During Sun Quan's third attack on Huang Zu, Ling Tong managed a full victory. He was then appointed "commander who receives justice". During the Battle of Chibi, Ling Tong received the rank of commander. At the collision of Wu and Wei forces at Hefei, Ling Tong was appointed Premier of Pei. Ling Tong was hated Gan Ning, who is killed his father, and tried to kill him after he entered the service of Sun Quan. But Lu Meng and Sun Quan has been always complained him, so he learned to appreciate Gan Ning after he had saved Ling Tong from the Wei army.

Although Ling Tong later to help Gan Ning and stop Cao Cao from taking over the Jing Province, through he really hates him for being fool and selfish. Since then both tried to outdo each other, Ling Tong proposed that the powerful and courageous hill people can impress them through military strength and potential rewards. A decree was issued in advance to order all requests of Ling Tong to be sent out, to perform first, and then to report to him. The men want to join Ling Tong because he knows that he treats everyone well. Ling Tong died of illness in later at the age of 48.


Ling Tong is a kind and gentle man who often help Sun Quan to conquer Wu. He did not sweat under pressure, which made him look more relaxed than comrades. However, he is easily irritated by the enemy and often wants to end the battle in a fast and efficient manner. Ling Tong also hates Gan Ning and despise his opponent with arrogance or malice. He became friends with his opponent in a similar way, but there was less maliciousness in his speech.





  • He is a playable character in the Dynasty Warriors series.


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