Lei Heng was from Yuncheng Prefecture, and served the government as a constable head. He stood at about 7 feet, with a purplish face, and a string of whiskers around his face. He possessed immense strength, and had the ability to jump across a body of water 3-4 metres wide, thus he earned his nickname. Lei was initially a blacksmith, later he became a butcher. He stood up to injustice, he was quite narrow-hearted. Lei excelled in martial arts and could jump across rivers, over walls with ease.