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|Game Series||Dynasty Warriors series|
|First Appearance||Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce 2|
|Height:||165 cm (5'5")|
|Likes:||Playing her Er-hu (Chinese Violin)|
|Dis-Likes:||A group of nomads who kidnapped her|
|Hobbies:||Playing her Er-hu|
|Family:||Father, Cai Yong|
|Fighting Style:||Er-hu style|
|Voice Actor(s):|| Mary Elizabeth McGlynn - Kessen II (English)|
Chizu Yonemoto - Kessen II (Japanese)
|Notes:||Wenji attack enemy use sound wave like Zhen Ji|
Cai Wenji (蔡文姬) is a playable character featured in Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce 2. Coming from a family of imperial scholars, she is Cai Yong's daughter who specializes in poetry and composing music. She was historically rescued from a group of nomads by Cao Cao.
Role in Games
Cai Wenji in Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce 2 is a poet and talented musician who excels in her studies. She was kidnapped by a group of nomads and lived an unhappy life until Cao Cao rescued her and returned her home. Although she would prefer to resume her everyday life of serenity, Cai Wenji is disturbed by the turbulent age surrounding her. In order to restore peace, she decides to personally assist in the battlefield.
In Kessen II, Cai Wengi is the illustrious queen of Fu, a country known for its exotic trade routes and peaceful relations with the Han people. Her portrayal in this game, as well as her tribesmen, are references to Genghis Khan.
She learned her sword fighting from a legendary swordsman and is said to possess sorcery that surpasses Zhuge Liang and Himiko. She is asked by either leader to attack their rival, which she complies by ransacking the Jing Province. The two generals in her army are Ma Dai and Deng Ai, who can defect and join Shu and Wei respectively. Her other "generals" are powerful clones of herself. When she's defeated by the commanders, Liu Bei/Cao Cao will forgive her. Touched by their generosity, she will join their cause as a secondary general.
Romance of the Three Kingdoms
Her Romance of the Three Kingdoms persona is closer to her historical counterpart. She often appears as an optional soldier in the central plains area. Players may need to search for her in the area or wait for an ally officer to offer her service. Though she may be hired by any lord, Cai Yan will start with a higher loyalty when Cao Cao seeks for her. She is gifted with musical talents and can increase the efficiency of platforms that use instruments
Dynasty Warriors 7
She is trying to escape from Xiangxu, but gets captured and marries the king. She is later saved by Cao Cao and joins Wei.She later fights Lu Bu, but Lu Bu withdraws.Her specialty is the harp.
- Mary Elizabeth McGlynn - Kessen II (English)
- Chizu Yonemoto - Kessen II (Japanese)
In Kessen II, she leads a sturdy cavalry armed with bows whom can be upgraded to be stronger Mongolian horsemen. Her stats are nearly maxed in all four directions and she is one of the few playable characters in the game to start with a high magic and war stat. She posses three spells, two of them being high-leveled and arguably the most damaging spells in the game (Gale and Fissure). Her dueling ability allows her to initiate a rare wuxia-style sword fight with Mei Sanniang or Sun Li. Though her skills are impressive, she has difficulty maintaining a high army morale and maybe routed if her abilities are not available.
Her Romance of the Three Kingdoms counterpart is better suited for political and domestic affairs than waging war. If needed, however, she makes a decent support unit for cavalry units.