Fact vs. Fiction
- …The Oath at Peach Garden did not take place.
- …Guan Yu was not a sworn brother of Liu Bei and Zhang Fei.
- …Though there is some room for debate, Guan Yu, Liu Bei and Zhang Fei did not participate in the Campaign against Dong Zhuo.
- …Did not slay Hua Xiong. Hua Xiong was killed in battle with Sun Jian.
- …Did not slay Wen Chou. Wen Chou died in battle with Cao Cao.
- …Did not have to slay six generals at five passes to escape Cao Cao. Guan Yu was permitted to leave.
- …The Five Tiger Generals did not exist historically.
- …The flooding of Fan Castle was not Guan Yu's stratagem. It was a natural occurrence.
- …Was destroyed by an ill Lü Meng, not by one who pretended to be ill.