I... not... go to... battle... I... fight...! I... defeat... all enemies...!
~ Wei Yan.
Enemy officer... defeated..
~ Wei Yan's victory quote.

Wei Yan (Chinese: 魏延) 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 Liu Bei.


Wei Yan first served for Liu Biao then the warlord Liu Bei showed that he arrived in the city after externalize every safety. At that time, Wen Ping dared to oppose Wei Yan so that the two had been fighting desultory. However, Wei Yan agrees to worked with Han Xuan after joining him, virtually he wants to abandon his own evil deeds and be dissatisfied with his lord and enemies. Only Wei Yan was complimented by Han Xuan did he be put to death by Huang Zhong due to his miserable whimsy, he casually wanted to attack Guan Yu and was not easily defeated in an awkward manner.

Until later, Wei Yan tried to save Huang Zhong from obstacles and swear to kill Han Xuan before handing it to Guan Yu, the two men are about went to served Liu Bei. Wei Yan is regarded as Huang Zhong's competitor and one of Pang Tong's bodyguards in each battle, especially in spite of their fierce loyalty to Liu Bei. Although he did not obey the orders of Prime Minister Zhuge Liang, Wei Yan was still very effective on the battlefield, where he terrorized his enemies as well as his allies. During the Battle of Wuzhang Plains, Wei Yan bravely clashed with the Wei. However, when Zhuge Liang died of illness, who was succeeded by Jiang Wei and took command.

While he failed to maintain the little ascendency his predecessor had over Wei Yan, who refused to retreat and attacked Sima Yi's camp directly, at the cost of heavy losses. Realizing his folly, he asked them for reinforcements, but they were refused him. He ends up running away. But later on, he rebels against Liu Shan, who sent Dong Yun to settle the situation diplomatically. Upon his arrived, Wei Yan was getting murdered by Ma Dai because of his rebellion. Recall that Wei Yan was an important element in the taking of the Nanman.





  • He is a playable character in the Dynasty Warriors series.
  • He is a boss character in the Knights of Valour series.

See also


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Cao Wei

Eastern Wu

Shu Han

Wei Yan Artwork (DW9)
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