Zhang Bao (Chinese: 張苞) is one of the major 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 the eldest son of a general Zhang Fei who served the warlord Liu Bei.
Zhang Bao is often worried about his family and honestly told them to do something else. Although he is a mighty warrior, he was said to be not bad temper. Zhang Bao is an audience with Liu Bei, whom he reports on his father's death.
At that time, he was meets Guan Yu's second son, Guan Xing for the first time, but they can make a decisions and to challenged the most opponents. Meanwhile, Liu Bei creates peace between the two and lets them swear brotherhood like his fathers once did. From now on, Guan Xing and Zhang Bao are inseparable. Some versions of the story say that he and Guan Xing are sworn brothers.
However, after this, Zhang Bao is involved in numerous military campaigns, including Liu Bei's disastrous campaign against Wu (Battle of Yiling) and Zhuge Liang's Northern Expeditions against the Wei kingdom. In the third campaign, Zhang Bao ambushes in pursuit of Generals Sun Li and Guo Huai and died in battle.
When Zhuge Liang heard it, he collapses and spits blood, which is said to have sped up his death.
- Zhang Bao is a playable character in the Dynasty Warriors series.