|“||You must have something of real importance to say if you come like this at night.||„|
|~ Sun Quan.|
|“||This officer bows before the might of the Sun family!||„|
|~ Sun Quan's victory quote.|
Sun Quan (Chinese: 孫權) is one of the main protagonists in the later parts of the 14th-century Chinese classic novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms by the late Luo Guanzhong, and its multiple adaptations. He is Sun Jian's second son and his elder brother Sun Ce's successor and the emperor of Wu empire.
Sun Quan was born in the royal family, but he spent his childhood in his hometown, Fuchun. Sun Quan seems to be a negative man that was constantly proves his efforts to repay others. As well as the one who can choose a better respect, he can make a desperate life of his family. Since his father, Sun Jian died in battle who is killed by several arrows, he along with his family moved to city of Yangtze. When his brother, Sun Ce established a state formed from several small areas around him. After Sun Ce's death, Sun Quan inherited an area in the southeastern Yangtze. In his fairly secure and stable government, Sun Quan is assisted by several former Sun Ce officials, such as Zhou Yu, Zhang Zhao, Zhang Hong, and Cheng Pu.
For several years, Sun Quan was able to build a strong army with help the officers, his army was able to defeat Huang Zu, an officer from Liu Biao who ruled the middle of the Yangtze river. Cao Cao led some 200,000 troops to rule the South as part of China's unification plan. On the one hand, Zhang Zhao as an adviser on domestic affairs Wu suggested to surrender, while on the other hand, Zhou Yu and Lu Su suggested to fight. Finally Sun Quan chose to carry the banner of war. Together with Liu Bei, who is a refugee in his country, Sun Quan combines the two greatest strategists, Zhuge Liang and Zhou Yu, assisted by Huang Gai, Kan Ze, and Pang Tong to destroy all Cao Cao's armies at the Battle of Chibi.
In the Battle of Fan Castle, Sun Quan was sent his armies to attacked Guan Yu, however, Guan Yu and his son Guan Ping was captured by Lu Meng and Jiang Qin, but they are also executed. After Cao Cao's death, but his son, Cao Pi got the throne and proclaimed himself as the emperor of Cao Wei. At the beginning, Sun Quan served nominally as a vassal of Wei kingdom with the newly created title of Prince of Wu, Cao Pi demanded that he send his son, Sun Deng, as a hostage to the capital of Wei, Luoyang, and he refused. Sun Quan declared himself independent, changing his name from that era. It was not until the year that he officially declared himself as the emperor. Because of his ability to gather important and honorable men to his cause, Sun Quan was able to delegate authority to able figures. This primary force helped him win the support of ordinary people and surround himself with competent generals.
After Sun Deng's death, two opposing factions that supported different potential successors slowly emerged. When Sun He succeeded Sun Deng in the crown, that he was supported by Lu Xun and Zhuge Ke, while his rival Sun Ba was supported by Quan Zong and Zhi Bu and their clans. After a prolonged internal power struggle, numerous officials were executed, and Sun Quan severely resolved the conflict between the two factions by exiling Sun He and killing Sun Ba. After Sun Quan's death, that was succeeded by his son, Sun Liang. Sun Quan was posthumously honoured as "Great Emperor of Wu".
Sun Quan is a proud and respected ruler, and he also cherishes his blood. Contrary to his cool-headed brother, he is a patient, collectible and diligent person. He is the strictest of the three leaders in the family. He can't easily forgive betrayal or excessive disobedience like his family. In order to protect the future of his family, he tried to bear only the risk of calculation and left his time in the war in his hometown. Although known for his serious attitude, he is in harmony with the generals and treats them with sincere respect. When he was drinking at the banquet, he also became a pretty party man, although he didn't know if he could hold his wine well because Zhou Tai could drink him. In the Asian script, he held talks in a formal old tone.
- Sun Quan is a playable character in the Dynasty Warriors series.
- Sun Quan is one of the recurring boss characters in the Knights of Valour series.