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Zhuge Dan (Chinese: 諸葛誕) is a character in the 14th-century Chinese classic novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms by the late Luo Guanzhong, and its multiple adaptations. He is Zhuge Liang and Zhuge Jin's cousin, sometimes being argued as Zhuge Liang's younger brother or someone from an unrelated branch of the Zhuge family. He is one of many Wei retainers who rebelled against Sima Zhao; his death dealt a deafening blow to the Cao family's influence over Wei's retainers.

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Zhuge Dan is often portrayed as a gentleman, he was said to be a vassal of Wei kingdom who learns any to his knowledge. Although his cousin has always praised him, that he was not even a very difficult person. Zhuge Dan take some time to participate in the decisive battle, he wants to know if it is not easy to distinguish. Zhuge Dan was served the Cao family since the days of Cao Pi and watched with suspicion the decay of power of the Cao family and the accompanying rise of the Sima family. Although he helped to quell Guanqiu Jian's rebellion against the Sima clan, Zhuge Dan believes that it is about to invade the Wei captial.

That is proposed to divide the troops into three divisions, Wang Chang and Guanqiu Jian attacked Wuchang to contain the upstream Wu army and then attacked the Dongxing two cites with elite armies. At that time, Wang Chang, Guanqiu Jian, and Hu Zun were all planning to take down Wu. Because the strategies of the various divisions were different, Sima Shi eventually decided to attacked Nanjun by Wang Chang, Guanqiu Jian attack Wuchang. When Zhuge Dan and Hu Zun led the army to 70,000 attack on Dongxing, as a pontoon to cross the water and attacked the two cites, he rushed silently toward the enemy and dispersed.

Due to the high position of the city pool, it was impossible to capture it at a time. Zhuge Ke learned that Dongxing was in a hurry and had a 40,000-strong military day and night to help Dongxing, he rebelled against them. When the usurpation of Regent Sima Zhao seemed to be imminent, Zhuge Dan killed his messenger and announced a two-person rebellion to the country. When Sima Shi crunched Guanqiu Jian, Zhuge Dan led his troops to Shouchun. After former Wei general Wen Qin was defeated by them, Guanqiu Jian was fleeing, but Zhuge Dan took the lead to take over the rebel stronghold Shouchun.

At some point, Sun Jun can also lead Lu Ju and Liu Zan to support Guanqiu Jian, but know that Guanqiu Jian and Wen Qin are defeated and Shouchun is about to retreat after being occupied, Zhuge Dan sent Jiang Ban to chase Wu forces and kill Liu Zan. However, Zhuge Dan is extremely embarrassing and takes a sense of unintentional loss, but he sent one of his sons to the Wu Empire to seek assistance. However, Wen Qin came to his aid immediately, the main force under Wu regent Sun Lin hesitated and eventually pulled off unfulfilled things. Zhuge Dan would met his end after being executed with his sons.

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  • He is a playable character in the Dynasty Warriors series.

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