|Force(s):||Kingdom of Wei, Gongsun Clan, Courts of the Unknown, Bronx OutLawz|
|Weapon Type:||Spear, Bombs|
|First appearance:||Rage of the Red Lanterns|
|Real name:||Gōngsūn Yuān|
|Chinese name:||公孫淵 - 公孙渊|
Gongsun Yuan is a general of who served under Wei, when he declared himself the King of Yan, he and his clan was executed.
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He plays a role in Dynasty Warriors 7 where he rebels against the Sima Clan. His son, Gongsun Xiu and two others are attacked at Xiang Ping, provoking Gongsun Yuan into acting. Gongsun Yuan eventually tries to surrender, but is taken away and executed.
- "I have survived until now through this chaos! You shall not defeat me so easily!"
He was born to Gongsun Kang, Governor of Liaodong, Xuantu, Lelang and Daifang commanderies. After Kang's death, his brother Gong took over the position in 221, but revealed his inability to rule. In 228, Yuan wrested the position. Although Gongsun Yuan was nominally subject to Wei, Sun Quan aggressively pursued him. Yuan considered switching sides to Wu until he yielded under the pressure of Emperor Ming of Wei. Yuan killed Wu delegates, but some of them fled to Goguryeo, who suffered from constant pressure from the Gongsun family. Then Wu allied with Goguryeo to launch a pincer attack against Yuan.
Feeling a sense of crisis, Emperor Ming decided to overthrow the Gongsun family. In 237, he dispatched Wuqiu Jian with Chinese, Wuhuan and Xianbei troops, but the campaign was aborted due to floods. Gongsun Yuan proclaimed himself as the King of Yan and concluded an alliance with Wu. In the next year, Sima Yi and Wuqui Jian attacked Liaodong again. As a result of the campaign, Gongsun Yuan was killed and the Gongsun family was exterminated. The Kingdom of Wei conquered Liaodong and northwestern Korea.