Ling Tong 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 was born in Yuhang. 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 followed in his father's footsteps and served Sun Quan as commanding officer of the auxiliaries. 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. 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.
- He is a playable character in the Dynasty Warriors series.