Yan Shun is a man with red hair, a yellow beard, round eyes, long arms and a wide waist. Nicknamed "Multicoloured Tiger", he excels in martial arts and the use of the saber. He was initially a trader but decided to become a bandit instead after making losses in trading. Yan Shun is one of the leaders of the Liangshan cavalry. Finally, he is killed by Shi Bao during the campaign against the rebel leader Fang La.