Character Profile: Xiahou Yuan 夏侯淵
|Name Hanzi: 夏侯淵|
|Pronunciation: Syahou Ywan|
|Wade-Giles Spelling: Hsia-hou Yüan|
|Japanese Name: Kakouen|
|Style Name: Miaocai|
|Lifespan: ?-219 A.D.|
cousin/brother (Xiahou Dun)
sons (Xiahou Ba, 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.
Xiahou Yuan was the brother of Xiahou Dun and a relative of Cao Cao. He was described as "very stern and inflexible", "easily provoked to anger, and being angry he is bold without discretion". He was an amazing archer, able to hit the bull's eye of a far away target while bending over backwards. Xiahou Yuan was a good friend of Cao Cao, who considered Xiahou Yuan "as his limb". Xiahou Yuan died at the battle of Ding Jun Mountain, slain by Huang Zhong.
Last updated: 17 April 2008.