Alongside Lu Zhishen, Li Kui was one of the strongest amongst the 108 Liangshan heroes and also one of the 36 Heavenly Chieftains. Nicknamed "The Black Whirlwind" (黑旋风) or "Iron Ox" (铁牛), Li Kui ( 181 cm/ 5'11,5 ) seldom took a steed to the battlefield. He would instead brandish his famous twin axes and hack his way through his foes. Despite his aggressiveness and impetuosness, Li Kui was a fiercely loyal and filial man, respected for his unwavering beliefs. From tearing up the amnesty to foiling the Li Shishi, Li Kui's controversies were usually preceded by a heavy drinking session. Li Kui is also sometimes associated with Zhang Fei from the Romance of the Three Kingdoms.