Zhong Hui (in Chinese: 鍾會) is a minor protagonist 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 Wei and the younger son of Zhong Yao.
Zhong Hui served Wei forces as a simple officer, though he is being very smart and amazing. When Zhong Hui was five years old, Zhong Yao took him to see Jiang Ji, Jiang Ji know that Zhong Hui was a true genius. But he is a smart agile exception and learns to count skills, especially proficient in metaphysics, then everyone will appreciate him. Later that year, he follows the general Sima Shi since Guanqiu Jian and Wen Qin's rebellion against Wei, Zhong Hui was the only one who can made more ideas and advised Sima Zhao to take over the power.
After Sima Shi died in Xuchang, he helped Sima Zhao to deal with the Third Rebellion at Shouchun and was highly respected by the latter. Due to Sima Zhao's help, Zhong Hui continued to rise in rank and became one of the famous figures in Wei's government. Wei's imperial court ordered Zhong Hui, Deng Ai, and Zhuge Xu to lead separate forces to conquer Wei's rival Shu Han. During the military campaign against Shu, Zhong Hui was trapped Zhuge Xu and Deng Ai respectively for cowardice and betrayal, and seized command of their forces.
For the reason, Shu was surrendered by Wei, Zhong Hui held complete control over all of Wei's military forces in the Shu region. While Zhong Hui also support Jiang Wei, a former general of Shu, Zhong Hui began a rebellion to fight against Sima Zhao. However, Sima Zhao really wants to fight against Zhong Hui with his armies because he betrayed them, the revolt failed when Zhong Hui's plan to get rid of Wei's officers - because he was worried that they would not support it - leaked. Unfortunately, Zhong Hui is not afraid of being shy to everyone.
When Zhong Hui arrive at Chengdu, the nurmous warriors defended the line and handed Sima Zhao's handcuffs to Deng Ai's army. Meanwhile, Deng Ai's troops only needed to putting down their weapons and take Deng Ai into the prisoner. After Deng Ai was being detained, Zhong Hui immediately duel with the enemies, where he commanded the army and went to the West. Zhong Hui often insults others and this effect should not be done, but it will not be so sensational. Most of the troops slowly rushed over, Jiang Wei was enduring the wrath and Shu forces quietly killed them all.
But later on, Zhong Hui received a letter from Sima Zhao and even he could not accepted Deng Ai. Jia Chong led the troops to Xie Valley, Sima Zhao prove himself and led 100,000 soldiers to Changan. Zhong Hui can assured his own submission, which needs to wait for someone to complain. Jiang Wei is unnecessary affected by such difficulties, he believes that another soldiers are pursuing them. The officers fled from prison, rejoined their people, Wei forces decided to killed Zhong Hui and Jiang Wei. After his death, his family also died in battle.
Zhong Hui is described as a hard-working young man who has the ability to read the battlefield with respect. He believes that he is an invulnerable omnipotent genius and cannot make a serious mistake in his strategy. Zhong Hui regards his failure as a temporary misjudgment and will do his best and cannot blame himself in the usual way. He is often said that he did not play to his true potential, so he would have the opportunity to beat his opponent and punish those who disagreed with him. Because of his arrogance and despicable manners, not many colleagues can believe him.
- He is a playable character in the Dynasty Warriors video game series.