Xing Cai is a fictional daughter of Zhang Fei. She is the second female character in Shu after Yue Ying. Her name is inspired by the idea of her being "the star that lights the path for Shu"; xing (star), cai (glory). She takes her father's place after his death and appears as a non-playable character only in the last two battles involving Shu (Battle of Bai Di Castle and Battle of Wu Zhang Plains). She has a ambiguous/platonic relationship with fellow comrade Guan Ping. She makes a last stand for Shu in the final battles together with Jiang Wei after Zhuge Liang's death. Xing Cai has a calm and reserved personality and often described to be dutiful and strong-willed. She displays little emotion, even more so in the original Japanese version of the games in which she appears.
Xing Cai wields a two-pronged battle fork and a shield. Her fighting style consists mainly of duel-orientated pierces rather than crowd-clearing slashes. Her Musou attack renders her immobile as she remains stationary while swinging her fork left and right repeatedly in front of her. Despite the size of her shield, she can still use it as a bashing weapon or makeshift boomerang; she has one of the best ranges in the game. She is one of the seven characters removed from Dynasty Warriors 6, but was briefly mentioned in Lu Bu's Musou Mode as "the daughter of Zhang Fei". She was removed for unknown reasons but returns in Dynasty Warriors 7 where she plays an important role in the Jin faction story, participating in several invasions on the Jin Empire. In this installment, she is associated with sword and shield and can perform a unique EX attack when wielding them.