Xue Yong is from Luoyang, Henan. He excels in martial arts and specializes in staff and spear movements. He earns a living as a medicine peddler by performing martial arts and physical feats on the streets to promote the drugs he sells. He is nicknamed "Sick Tiger". Xue Yong is one of the leaders of the Liangshan infantry. He is killed by Pang Wanchun's archers during the campaign against the rebel leader Fang La.