Lin Chong stood at 6 feet 4 inches (192 cm), with fierce eyes and a head like a leopard thus earning him the nickname. He was the trainer of the 800,000-strong Imperial Guards. Being the most skilled and powerful warrior in the Liangshan bandits, he upheld justice and looked down on villains, literally. Once, he got to know Lu Zhishen and both became sworn brothers. His beautiful wife caught the eye of Gao Yanei, the foster son of Gao Qiu, the high-ranking Song official and eventual nemesis of the Liangshan bandits. Gao Yanei tried to rape Lin Chong's wife by getting Lu Qian, Lin Chong's friend, to divert his attention away by asking him out for drinks. Luckily, Lin Chong returned in time and rescue his wife. Gao Yanei escaped in a frenzy.