Character Profile: Xiahou Dun 夏侯惇
|Name Hanzi: 夏侯惇|
|Pronunciation: Syahou Dwen|
|Wade-Giles Spelling: Hsia-hou Tun|
|Japanese Name: Kakouton|
|Style Name: Yuanrang|
|Lifespan: ?-220 A.D.|
cousin/brother (Xiahou Yuan)
younger brother (Xiahou Lian)
sons (Xiahou Chong, Xiahou Mao, 5 others)
This profile is a few years old. It will be re-written when I reach this character's death in my novel notes.
Historically, Xiahou Yuan and Xiahou Dun were cousins — in the KOEI games, however, they are called brothers.
It was during an attack on Gao Shun that Xiahou Dun lost his eye. Cao Xing, a general under Lu Bu, shot an arrow into Xiahou Dun's eye. When Xiahou Dun removed the arrow, his eye came out with it. "Essence of my father, blood of my mother, I cannot throw this away!" he said, put the eye into his mouth and swallowed it. He then went and drove a spear right into Cao Xiu's face.
Xiahou Dun died of illness in the year 220.
Last updated: 17 April 2008.