Zhuge Ke 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 Jin's son and Zhuge Liang's nephew and served as an officer for Eastern Wu. He succeeded Lu Xun after the latter's death.
Zhuge Ke leads the kingdom in close collaboration with the young Emperor Sun Liang. He is a very good leader, to the point that some generals are considering giving him power.
However, Sun Jun, a member of the Sun family, returns to Jianye and claims his legitimate right to rule. Sun Liang is still a child, it is Zhuge Ke who is designated to meet him. He does not like his interlocutor at all, he even makes his hostage and, thanks to him, meets Sun Liang.
Sun Jun does not end up imposing himself on the Wu Court and gets Zhuge Ke dismissed. The latter, saddened, accepts the decision, which comes directly from a manipulated Emperor. He then goes back to his father's house. Zhuge Jin sees in this request a ploy to have his son killed and then sends a letter to Sun Liang, in which he asks her to send a letter to Zhuge Ke, ordering him not to return to Jianye.
Sun Jun who intercepts the letter and ambush him. Thus, when Zhuge Ke arrives in the capital, he is killed on the spot and his head is returned to his father, accompanied by the letter written by Zhuge Jin.
- Earlier Dynasty Warriors games mistakenly referred to him as Zhuge Luo, but this error has since been corrected.