First emperor of Shu. Sworn brother to Guan Yu and Zhang Fei.
A descendant of a Han prince and a shoemaker by birth, Liu Bei organized a volunteer army to fight the Yellow Turban rebels before wandering throughout China.
Liu Bei eventually conquered Jing and Yi Province, establishing the Kingdom of Shu. After Cao Pi displaced the Han emperor, Liu Bei crowned himself emperor, vowing to continue the Han lineage. He suffered a catastrophic defeat at the hands of Sun Quan's Lu Xun and died of illness.