Certain officers will have both a Battle and Domestic portrait within the game.
Here are just a few of the officers that will vary their expression depending on the scene.
Ling Tong Officer of Wu and son of Ling Cao. He despised Gan Ning for slaying his father in battle before Gan Ning joined Wu. However, Gan Ning saved his life in a battle against Wei's Yue Jin, causing the two to eventually become close friends.
Wei Yan Officer of Shu. Formerly an officer under Liu Biao, he also served Han Xuan for a period of time. After the death of the other Five Tiger Generals, he went on to lead the Shu forces in battle. Following Zhuge Liang's death, he rebelled against Yang Yi and was cut down by Ma Dai.
Huang Zhong Officer of Liu Biao. He went to serve Han Xuan after Liu Biao's death. A master of the bow, he fought Guan Yu to a draw, and went to serve Liu Bei after the death of Han Xuan. He was named a Five Tiger General after slaying Xiahou Yuan in battle.
Ma Chao Oldest son of Ma Teng and the older brother of Ma Xiu and Ma Tie. He was a member of the Five Tiger Generals. After his father and younger brothers were slain by Cao Cao, he sought revenge along with Han Sui. However, a plot by Cao Cao's advisor Jia Xu led to a rift between him and Han Sui, and they met with a crushing defeat.
Guan Ping Oldest son of Guan Yu. Previously the second son of Guan Ding, he lived along the border of Hebei. He was later adopted by Guan Yu, who reunited with Liu Bei after leaving Cao Cao's service. He was captured along with Guan Yu at Mai Castle and executed.
Wen Chou General of Yuan Shao. Determined to avenge his comrade Yan Liang, he set out for battle in Yanjin and encountered a surprise attack by Cao Cao's forces. He managed to hold off Zhang Liao and Xu Huang, but was defeated by Guan Yu.
Yan Liang Together with Wen Chou, he was one of Yuan Shao's greatest warriors. He served in the vanguard in the battle against Gongsun Zan. In the Battle of Baima, he fought well against Cao Cao's army, but was slain by Guan Yu, who was temporarily fighting on the side of Cao Cao.
Pang De Ma Chao's confidant, he later went on to serve Zhang Lu and Cao Cao. When Guan Yu began advancing north, he met him in battle together with Yu Jin. However, they fell victim to Guan Yu's flood attack, and although Yu Jin surrendered, Pang De continued fighting to the very end.
Xu Zhu Officer under Cao Cao. He was employed after Cao Cao met him during the battle to suppress the Yellow Turbans. He served in the vanguard during the invasion of Xinye, and later went on to save Cao Cao's life in numerous battles, including Chibi and Tong Gate.
Dian Wei Officer under Cao Cao. A giant of a man, he was often compared to a famous hero of yore. When Zhang Xiu launched a surprise attack at Wan Castle, he held off the enemy with his bare hands, giving his life so that Cao Cao could escape.
Jiang Wei Grand General during the later years of Shu. He was formerly an officer of Wei, but he surrendered to Zhuge Liang, eventually taking over his Northern Campaigns. Once Shu fell into ruin, he attempted to raise an army with Zhong Hui to restore it to glory, but was killed in battle.
Deng Ai Officer of Wei. As the Lt. Governor of Ye Province, he helped to suppress Guanqiu Jian's rebellion and later fought against the forces led by Jiang Wei. On the orders of Sima Zhao, he worked together with Zhong Hui to defeat Shu.
Li Dian Officer under Cao Cao. He was a veteran warrior who was one of Cao Cao's first officers. A lover of learning, he possessed a calm and deliberate personality, often keeping the tempers of his colleagues in check. He defended Hefei along with Zhang Liao and Yue Jin.
Lu Meng Officer of Wu. Although capable in battle, he devoted himself to learning after being admonished by Sun Quan for his lack of study, eventually distinguishing himself in both fields. He led the Wu forces as commander, and captured Guan Yu after taking back Jing Province.
Guan Yu He fought across the land alongside his sworn brothers Liu Bei and Zhang Fei. Following the Battle of Chibi, he claimed Jing Province for his lord, and although appointed as its commander, he was captured and executed by Wu's Lu Meng.
Zhang Fei One of Shu's Five Tiger Generals, he swore an oath of brotherhood with Guan Yu and Liu Bei. At the Battle of Changban, he singlehandedly managed to hold one million of Cao Cao's troops at the Changban Bridge.
Zhao Yun Officer of Shu. After serving Yuan Shao and Gongsun Zan, he went on to serve Liu Bei. He cut his way through a million man army at Changban in order to rescue Liu Bei's infant son, A Dou (later known as Liu Shan). He was one of Shu's Five Tiger Generals.
Xiahou Dun Officer under Cao Cao. He was one of the first to join Cao Cao. He killed Xu Rong to save Cao Cao during the pursuit of Dong Zhuo. In a fight against Lu Bu, he lost his left eye to an arrow fired by Cao Xing, but still managed to slay Cao Xing anyway.
Xiahou Yuan Officer of Cao Cao and cousin of Xiahou Dun. He was also the father of Xiahou Ba, Wei, Hui, and He. Along with Xiahou Dun, he was one of the first officers to serve Cao Cao. Upon the completion of the Pheasant Altar, he displayed exceptional skills with the bow, later killing Cheng Yi at the Battle of Wei River.
Zhang Liao Officer of Wei. He fought in various battles across the land as an officer under Lu Bu. After Lu Bu's death, he went to serve Cao Cao. In his defense of Hefei, he managed to hold off 100,000 Wu troops with just 800 men.
Taishi Ci Officer of Wu. Upon the recommendation of his mother, he rescued Kong Rong, the Governor of Beihai. He later went on to serve Liu Yao, but switched allegiances to Sun Ce after Liu Yao was defeated. He followed Sun Quan into battle at Hefei, but was killed in action.
Gan Ning Officer of Wu. Originally a pirate, he later served under Huang Zu. However, he grew discontent and went to serve Sun Quan instead. He fought in the vanguard in multiple battles, including Chibi.
Lu Xun Officer of Wu. Originally named Lu Yi, he came from one of the Four Families of Wu. He was the father of Lu Kang. He succeeded his younger second cousin Lu Ji as the leader of the family. He defeated Liu Bei at Yiling, and Cao Xiu at Shiting.
Zhou Yu Sun Ce's brother-in-law, he was married to Xiaoqiao. He participated in Sun Ce's battle to take Jiangdong. Sun Ce advised his brother Sun Quan to heed Zhou Yu's advice in regards to diplomatic affairs. He led Sun Quan and Wu to a great victory over Cao Cao's forces in the Battle of Chibi.
Cao Cao Grandchild of the eunuch Cao Teng and the ruler of Wei. He was known as A'man during childhood. He was praised by Xu Shao as a capable ruler in times of peace and a brave hero during times of chaos. After defeating a long line of opponents including the Yellow Turbans, Dong Zhuo, Lu Bu, and Yuan Shao, he became the ruler of Wei in 216.
Sun Quan First emperor of Wu and Sun Jian's second son. He assumed control of his clan after the death of his brother Sun Ce. At the Battle of Chibi, he emerged victorious over Cao Cao's much larger army. He was appointed emperor in 229 and formed the kingdom of Wu.
Liu Bei First emperor of Shu. He was a descendant of Liu Sheng, the King of Zhongshan in the Western Han. He participated in the volunteer corps drafted to fight the Yellow Turbans and later fought in various battles across the land until he was able to form his own kingdom of Shu.
Sun Jian He was a descendant of Sun Tzu. He fought well in the campaign against the Yellow Turbans and was named the Governor of Changsha. He led the vanguard in the alliance against Dong Zhuo. He fought against Yuan Shu and Liu Biao, but was killed in battle at Xiangyang, after which he was given the posthumous title of Emperor Wulie.
Sun Ce Oldest son of Sun Jian. He borrowed 3,000 troops from Yuan Shu to raise an army of his own. In a short span of time, he pacified the area of Jiangdong and earned the nickname of the Little Conqueror. He was ambushed while on a hunt and eventually died from his wounds.
He Jin Grand General of the Eastern Han. He was the elder-half brother of Empress He, who gave birth to Liu Bian (Emperor Shao). He shared power with his sister through the assistance of the Eunuchs. Together with Lu Zhi, Huangfu Song, and Zhu Jun, he helped suppress the Yellow Turban Rebellion.
Dong Zhuo He was the Lt. Governor of Bing Province for the Eastern Han, but after being summoned by He Jin to the capital, he took the opportunity to seize power for himself. He deposed the young emperor and transferred the capital to Chang'an. Declaring himself Grand Secretary, he ruled in tyranny until he was killed by Wang Yun and Lu Bu.
Yuan Shao Cousin of Yuan Shu (some say older brother). He came from an illustrious family. He served as the leader of the coalition against Dong Zhuo on the recommendation of Cao Cao. After the coalition dispersed, he suffered a great defeat at the hands of Cao Cao in the Battle of Guandu.
Lu Bu Officer of the Eastern Han. His skills in battle were legendary, earning him the quote, "Among men, Lu Bu. Among horses, Red Hare." He betrayed numerous rulers across the land until finally meeting his own end due to the betrayal of his subordinates.