Liu Biao (Chinese: 劉表) is one of the major characters in the 14th-century Chinese classic novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms by the late Luo Guanzhong, and its multiple adaptations. He is a government official and warlord who lived in the late Eastern Han dynasty of China.
Liu Biao contacted by Yuan Shao and ordered Imperial Seal to be taken away from Sun Jian. Therefore, Sun Jian and his personnel passed through Jingzhou and were ambushed in order to return home.
Contrary to actual history, Liu Biao and Liu Bei established a good friendship and decided to entrust him to handle the affairs of the province before his death, but Liu Bei rejected the proposal. When Cao Cao left the Yuan family, Liu Bei urged Liu Biao to attack Xuchang, but Liu Biao was hesitant and did not attack. Before his death, he decided to let Liu Qi become his successor, but Cai Mao prevented Liu Qi from seeing his father.
Liu Bei sought refuge under the guidance of Liu Biao and was greatly welcomed. However, Liu Biao suspected that Liu Bei did not fully trust him, so he sent him to the North to defend Xinye. Cao Cao led the expedition into Jing Province. Liu Biao subsequently passed away, and Lady Cai and Cai Mao arranged Liu Cong as their successor.
Liu Biao appearing as one of the supporting protagonists in the 2010 TV adaptation, Three Kingdoms.
Liu Biao is a character in the Dynasty Warriors, Total War, and Romance of the Three Kingdoms video game series.
- Thanks to him, Jing was led to a time of stability during the chaos in the Central Plains. Due to his indecisive nature, he missed out on numerous opportunities to unite the land.