History Characters / Mulan

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18th May '18 1:44:53 AM SeptimusHeap
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-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/GeorgeTakei (First) (original); José Lavat (First), Daniel Abundis (Abacus One), Magda Giner (Lady Ancestor), Ricardo Hill (Big Beard Ancestor), Esteban Siller (Farmer Ancestor) (Latin American Spanish dub)

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-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/GeorgeTakei (First) (original); José Lavat Creator/JoseLavat (First), Daniel Abundis (Abacus One), Magda Giner (Lady Ancestor), Ricardo Hill (Big Beard Ancestor), Esteban Siller (Farmer Ancestor) (Latin American Spanish dub)
12th May '18 5:10:54 PM nombretomado
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-->'''Ting-Ting Voiced by:''' Sandra Oh, Judy Kuhn (singing voice) (original); Gaby Cárdenas (Latin American Spanish dub)\\

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-->'''Ting-Ting Voiced by:''' Sandra Oh, Creator/SandraOh, Judy Kuhn (singing voice) (original); Gaby Cárdenas (Latin American Spanish dub)\\
29th Mar '18 4:14:51 PM system
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!!Title !!Main Character



[[folder:Captain Li Shang]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/BDWong (speaking), Donny Osmond (singing); Creator/YamilAtala (speaking) and Cristián Castro (singing) (Latin American Spanish dub)
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->"''I'll make a man out of you!''"

A Chinese Army captain and the son of General Li, the head of the Chinese Army.

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[[folder:Captain Li Shang]]
[[folder:Mushu]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/BDWong (speaking), Donny Osmond (singing); Creator/YamilAtala (speaking) and Cristián Castro (singing) Creator/EddieMurphy; Mark Moseley (Disney/MulanII); Eugenio Derbez (Latin American Spanish dub)
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->"''I'll ->"''My little baby, off to destroy people.''"

A small dragon who is Mulan's companion. He was once a guardian spirit of Mulan's family, but he has been demoted to the supposedly humiliating position of an incense burner and gong-ringer for the deceased Fa ancestors ever since he failed to protect a family member. He hopes to
make Mulan a man out of you!''"

A Chinese Army captain and the son of General Li, the head of the Chinese Army.
hero in order to become a guardian spirit again.



* AesopAmnesia: In the first movie, Mushu laments that he took on the mission for his own sake. What does he do in the second? [[spoiler: Try to sabotage Mulan's engagement for his own sake.]]
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: The Ancestors like picking on Mushu and show nothing but respect to the other guardians. This is not because of some trait that he can't help (as in the straight version) but because it was his fault Fa Deng ''lost his head''. It's hard ''[[JustifiedTrope not]]'' to blame them.
* BadassMustache: Like a traditional Chinese dragon.
* BigShadowLittleCreature: Invokes this when to intimidate Mulan at their meeting.
* CharacterDevelopment: He has quite a bit throughout the first film, but loses it in the second.
* DeadPersonImpersonation: Pretends to be The Great Stone Dragon so he can help Mulan.
* {{Deuteragonist}}: In both of the movies.
* FairyCompanion: Allowing for cultural differences, he might count as this.
* FieryRedhead: Literal on the "fiery" part and technically red-scaled.
* GuardianEntity: Of Mulan.
* HouseFey: Mushu ''used to be'' a GuardianEntity for the Fa family but now he's been demoted to servant. In this case, it's for the family rather than the building it lives in.
* HypocriticalHumor: Is quickly forgiven for lying about being Mulan's guardian, but is shocked that Cri-Kee lied about being lucky.
* IncomingHam: '''"I LIIIIIIIVE!"'''
* ItsAllAboutMe: The only reason he went to help Mulan because he thought doing so would make him a guardian again. It gets worse in the sequel, when he was willing to sabotage Mulan and Shang's relationship to save his guardian position. As such, it's his main FatalFlaw.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Eventually. As mentioned above, his original intentions in the first film are to obtain a high position among the guardians. Over the course of it, he becomes protective and supportive of Mulan. In the sequel he's more of a straight-up {{Jerkass}} for most of the film, only redeeming himself at the end.
* LargeHam: "Who am I? ''WHO AM I?'' I am the guardian of lost souls, the powerful, the pleasurable, the indestructible Mushu!"
* LawOfChromaticSuperiority: Averted. While his skin is red he is the lowest of the Fa family's familiars and in terms of the story he's a Sidekick.
* TheLoad: In-universe, the ancestors see Mushu as barely competent enough to ring a gong. Mulan herself often seems to see him as not helping her, although she obviously appreciates him.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Some of his actions serve to make things harder for Mulan, such as when he accidentally sets off a firework on the mountainside, inadvertently signaling their presence to the Hun Army.
* NighInvulnerability: He's indestructible, not that this [[UselessSuperpowers helps Mulan much]].
* NonHumanSidekick: A dragon (not a lizard!) for Mulan.
* OffModel: A special variant. In the scene where he and Mulan along with Shang, Cri-Kee, and Khan are being pulled to safety by Chien-Po, the tip of his tail is purple instead of red. That was actually put in on purpose for the one animator who wanted him to have a purple tail instead of a red one.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: He is a 'travel size' dragon while the Great Stone Dragon is as big as a horse and less serpentine.
* PaperThinDisguise: Somehow, he manages to convince the Ancestors, and then, ''all of China'', that he's a powerful entity just by standing behind a statue of said entity.
* PlayingWithFire: He can breath fire.
* PluckyComicRelief: His most frequent contribution is sarcasm and making Hilarity Ensue.
* RedIsHeroic: Has red scales and is one of the good guys.
* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Cri-Kee's Blue because he's louder and more aggressive and excitable.
* RelationshipSabotage: In the sequel, he ''really'' doesn't want Mulan and Shang to marry and tries to break off their engagement.
* ReligiousAndMythologicalThemeNaming: Despite being a tiny Chinese dragon, he's named after [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muḫuu a red-scaled Babylonian dragon]].
* ServileSnarker: Doesn't have a problem showing his bosses, The Ancestors, his snarky side.
* ShieldSurf: During the avalanche with a stolen Hun shield.
* ShoulderSizedDragon: He even lampshades this.
-->'''Mulan:''' You're, um...\\
'''Mushu:''' Intimidating? Awe-inspiring?\\
'''Mulan:''' Tiny.\\
'''Mushu:''' That's right. I'm travel-size for your convenience. If I was my real size, your cow here would die of fright. ''[indicating Mulan's horse]''
* SnarkyNonHumanSidekick: A sarcastic, wise-cracking dragon for Mulan.
* SoulBrotha: Roger Ebert refers to him as the Black Guy in medieval China.
* SpannerInTheWorks: If it wasn't for his intervention and faking the report that backup was needed, the Huns would've succeeded in their takeover.
* SpeaksFluentAnimal: He can understand and translate both Cri-Kee and Khan.
* TalkingAnimal: Unlike Cri-Kee and Khan, he can talk. This is likely because, unlike them, he's a supernatural creature.
* TokenEvilTeammate: In the sequel, where he's kind of an antagonist and he starts most of the trouble for Mulan and Shang.
* TookALevelInJerkass: In the sequel his ego becomes bigger than the Great Wall and he tries to sabotage Mulan's marriage for the sake of his job security.
* TheTrickster: His attempts to help Mulan during Boot Camp amount to trickery (putting a tomato on her arrow during an archery excercise and finding a fish for her during a fishing excercise).
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[[folder:Cri-Kee]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/FrankWelker
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->"''Chirp, chirp, chirp''"

A "lucky" cricket who follows Mushu and Mulan.
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* AmplifiedAnimalAptitude: Is incredibly smart. It can write (by working as a typewriter including sounds, no less).
* ArtisticLicenseBiology: It has four legs, chirps with it's mouth instead of his wings, and uses the matchmaker's cup as a bathtub.
* TheAtoner: It's implied that part of the reason he follows Mulan around and helps Mushu help her is out of guilt for sabotaging her visit to the Matchmaker. When Mulan first releases him into the wild he's ready to go until he hears her singing sadly about being a failure, looks extremely sad, then seems to dedicate his life to watching over her.
* BeleagueredAssistant: To Mushu both in his [[LargeHam theatrics]] and general trickery.
* BornLucky: Zig-zagged. He was purchased by Grandma Fa for luck, but he causes disaster for Mulan during her meeting with the Matchmaker. He then helps Mushu help Mulan when she joins the army, which also causes a lot of problems. However, Mulan eventually flourishes in the army and successfully defeats the Huns, and then both Cri-Kee and she survive the avalanche and later fireworks. Lampshaded by Mushu.
-->'''Mushu:''' ''(after saving Cri-Kee from the avalanche)'' Man, you are one lucky bug.
* ButtMonkey: He has his moments, mostly in ''Mulan II.'' When he desperately tries to stop Mushu from ruining Shang and Mulan's relationship, only to get effortlessly smacked away.
* TheConscience: To Mushu, especially in the sequel. He ''tries'' to act as Mushu's voice of reason and stop his selfish schemes, but he fails.
* FourLeggedInsect: See ArtisticLicenseBiology.
* IntelligibleUnintelligible
-->'''Cri-Kee:''' ''(chirping noises)''\\
'''Mushu:''' What do you mean, a loser?
* LiteralMinded: When Mushu decides that they should "take this war into our own hands", Cri-Kee takes a moment to stare at his hands.
* MundaneUtility: Mushu uses it for Mulan's alarm clock.
* NiceGuy: Polite and very selfless.
* NonHumanSidekick: Serves as one to Mulan and Mushu, and does stuff for him like [[SpannerInTheWorks forging the letter to Shang]] and giving it the idea of making Mulan a warrior.
* PluckyComicRelief: Less so than Mushu, however.
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Mushu's Red, because he's calmer and and more polite.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: There are only a few cartoons that have drawn a cricket this cute.
* SmallAnnoyingCreature: At least to Mushu when Cri-Kee tries to get the dragon to do the right thing.
* UnluckilyLucky: He's a ''bad'' luck charm at the matchmaking interview but because of that Mulan got into the army which means he is ''good'' luck if you ignore all the additional peril that Mulan got into.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Captain Li Shang]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/BDWong (speaking), Donny Osmond (singing); Creator/YamilAtala (speaking) and Cristián Castro (singing) (Latin American Spanish dub)
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->"''I'll make a man out of you!''"

A Chinese Army captain and the son of General Li, the head of the Chinese Army.
----



[[folder:Mushu]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/EddieMurphy; Mark Moseley (Disney/MulanII); Eugenio Derbez (Latin American Spanish dub)
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->"''My little baby, off to destroy people.''"

A small dragon who is Mulan's companion. He was once a guardian spirit of Mulan's family, but he has been demoted to the supposedly humiliating position of an incense burner and gong-ringer for the deceased Fa ancestors ever since he failed to protect a family member. He hopes to make Mulan a hero in order to become a guardian spirit again.

to:

[[folder:Mushu]]
-->'''Voiced
[[folder:Yao, Ling, Chien-Po]]
->'''Yao voiced
by:''' Creator/EddieMurphy; Mark Moseley (Disney/MulanII); Eugenio Derbez Harvey Fierstein,
->'''Ling voiced by''': Gedde Watanabe,
->'''Chien-Po voiced by''': Jerry Tondo (original);
Miguel Ángel Ghigliazza, Raúl Aldana and Creator/JesusBarrero
(Latin American Spanish dub)
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->"''My little baby, off
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to destroy people.''"

A small dragon
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->"''Does this dress make me look fat?''"

Three newly recruited soldiers
who is later become Mulan's companion. He was once a guardian spirit of Mulan's family, but he has been demoted to the supposedly humiliating position of an incense burner and gong-ringer for the deceased Fa ancestors ever since he failed to protect a family member. He hopes to make Mulan a hero in order to become a guardian spirit again.friends.



* AesopAmnesia: In the first movie, Mushu laments that he took on the mission for his own sake. What does he do in the second? [[spoiler: Try to sabotage Mulan's engagement for his own sake.]]
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: The Ancestors like picking on Mushu and show nothing but respect to the other guardians. This is not because of some trait that he can't help (as in the straight version) but because it was his fault Fa Deng ''lost his head''. It's hard ''[[JustifiedTrope not]]'' to blame them.
* BadassMustache: Like a traditional Chinese dragon.
* BigShadowLittleCreature: Invokes this when to intimidate Mulan at their meeting.
* CharacterDevelopment: He has quite a bit throughout the first film, but loses it in the second.
* DeadPersonImpersonation: Pretends to be The Great Stone Dragon so he can help Mulan.
* {{Deuteragonist}}: In both of the movies.
* FairyCompanion: Allowing for cultural differences, he might count as this.
* FieryRedhead: Literal on the "fiery" part and technically red-scaled.
* GuardianEntity: Of Mulan.
* HouseFey: Mushu ''used to be'' a GuardianEntity for the Fa family but now he's been demoted to servant. In this case, it's for the family rather than the building it lives in.
* HypocriticalHumor: Is quickly forgiven for lying about being Mulan's guardian, but is shocked that Cri-Kee lied about being lucky.
* IncomingHam: '''"I LIIIIIIIVE!"'''
* ItsAllAboutMe: The only reason he went to help Mulan because he thought doing so would make him a guardian again. It gets worse in the sequel, when he was willing to sabotage Mulan and Shang's relationship to save his guardian position. As such, it's his main FatalFlaw.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Eventually. As mentioned above, his original intentions in the first film are to obtain a high position among the guardians. Over the course of it, he becomes protective and supportive of Mulan. In the sequel he's more of a straight-up {{Jerkass}} for most of the film, only redeeming himself at the end.
* LargeHam: "Who am I? ''WHO AM I?'' I am the guardian of lost souls, the powerful, the pleasurable, the indestructible Mushu!"
* LawOfChromaticSuperiority: Averted. While his skin is red he is the lowest of the Fa family's familiars and in terms of the story he's a Sidekick.
* TheLoad: In-universe, the ancestors see Mushu as barely competent enough to ring a gong. Mulan herself often seems to see him as not helping her, although she obviously appreciates him.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Some of his actions serve to make things harder for Mulan, such as when he accidentally sets off a firework on the mountainside, inadvertently signaling their presence to the Hun Army.
* NighInvulnerability: He's indestructible, not that this [[UselessSuperpowers helps Mulan much]].
* NonHumanSidekick: A dragon (not a lizard!) for Mulan.
* OffModel: A special variant. In the scene where he and Mulan along with Shang, Cri-Kee, and Khan are being pulled to safety by Chien-Po, the tip of his tail is purple instead of red. That was actually put in on purpose for the one animator who wanted him to have a purple tail instead of a red one.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: He is a 'travel size' dragon while the Great Stone Dragon is as big as a horse and less serpentine.
* PaperThinDisguise: Somehow, he manages to convince the Ancestors, and then, ''all of China'', that he's a powerful entity just by standing behind a statue of said entity.
* PlayingWithFire: He can breath fire.
* PluckyComicRelief: His most frequent contribution is sarcasm and making Hilarity Ensue.
* RedIsHeroic: Has red scales and is one of the good guys.
* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Cri-Kee's Blue because he's louder and more aggressive and excitable.
* RelationshipSabotage: In the sequel, he ''really'' doesn't want Mulan and Shang to marry and tries to break off their engagement.
* ReligiousAndMythologicalThemeNaming: Despite being a tiny Chinese dragon, he's named after [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muḫuu a red-scaled Babylonian dragon]].
* ServileSnarker: Doesn't have a problem showing his bosses, The Ancestors, his snarky side.
* ShieldSurf: During the avalanche with a stolen Hun shield.
* ShoulderSizedDragon: He even lampshades this.
-->'''Mulan:''' You're, um...\\
'''Mushu:''' Intimidating? Awe-inspiring?\\
'''Mulan:''' Tiny.\\
'''Mushu:''' That's right. I'm travel-size for your convenience. If I was my real size, your cow here would die of fright. ''[indicating Mulan's horse]''
* SnarkyNonHumanSidekick: A sarcastic, wise-cracking dragon for Mulan.
* SoulBrotha: Roger Ebert refers to him as the Black Guy in medieval China.
* SpannerInTheWorks: If it wasn't for his intervention and faking the report that backup was needed, the Huns would've succeeded in their takeover.
* SpeaksFluentAnimal: He can understand and translate both Cri-Kee and Khan.
* TalkingAnimal: Unlike Cri-Kee and Khan, he can talk. This is likely because, unlike them, he's a supernatural creature.
* TokenEvilTeammate: In the sequel, where he's kind of an antagonist and he starts most of the trouble for Mulan and Shang.
* TookALevelInJerkass: In the sequel his ego becomes bigger than the Great Wall and he tries to sabotage Mulan's marriage for the sake of his job security.
* TheTrickster: His attempts to help Mulan during Boot Camp amount to trickery (putting a tomato on her arrow during an archery excercise and finding a fish for her during a fishing excercise).
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Cri-Kee]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/FrankWelker
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/49135_100000182552647_8323_n_9846.jpg]]

->"''Chirp, chirp, chirp''"

A "lucky" cricket who follows Mushu and Mulan.
----
* AmplifiedAnimalAptitude: Is incredibly smart. It can write (by working as a typewriter including sounds, no less).
* ArtisticLicenseBiology: It has four legs, chirps with it's mouth instead of his wings, and uses the matchmaker's cup as a bathtub.
* TheAtoner: It's implied that part of the reason he follows Mulan around and helps Mushu help her is out of guilt for sabotaging her visit to the Matchmaker. When Mulan first releases him into the wild he's ready to go until he hears her singing sadly about being a failure, looks extremely sad, then seems to dedicate his life to watching over her.
* BeleagueredAssistant: To Mushu both in his [[LargeHam theatrics]] and general trickery.
* BornLucky: Zig-zagged. He was purchased by Grandma Fa for luck, but he causes disaster for Mulan during her meeting with the Matchmaker. He then helps Mushu help Mulan when she joins the army, which also causes a lot of problems. However, Mulan eventually flourishes in the army and successfully defeats the Huns, and then both Cri-Kee and she survive the avalanche and later fireworks. Lampshaded by Mushu.
-->'''Mushu:''' ''(after saving Cri-Kee from the avalanche)'' Man, you are one lucky bug.
* ButtMonkey: He has his moments, mostly in ''Mulan II.'' When he desperately tries to stop Mushu from ruining Shang and Mulan's relationship, only to get effortlessly smacked away.
* TheConscience: To Mushu, especially in the sequel. He ''tries'' to act as Mushu's voice of reason and stop his selfish schemes, but he fails.
* FourLeggedInsect: See ArtisticLicenseBiology.
* IntelligibleUnintelligible
-->'''Cri-Kee:''' ''(chirping noises)''\\
'''Mushu:''' What do you mean, a loser?
* LiteralMinded: When Mushu decides that they should "take this war into our own hands", Cri-Kee takes a moment to stare at his hands.
* MundaneUtility: Mushu uses it for Mulan's alarm clock.
* NiceGuy: Polite and very selfless.
* NonHumanSidekick: Serves as one to Mulan and Mushu, and does stuff for him like [[SpannerInTheWorks forging the letter to Shang]] and giving it the idea of making Mulan a warrior.
* PluckyComicRelief: Less so than Mushu, however.
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Mushu's Red, because he's calmer and and more polite.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: There are only a few cartoons that have drawn a cricket this cute.
* SmallAnnoyingCreature: At least to Mushu when Cri-Kee tries to get the dragon to do the right thing.
* UnluckilyLucky: He's a ''bad'' luck charm at the matchmaking interview but because of that Mulan got into the army which means he is ''good'' luck if you ignore all the additional peril that Mulan got into.
[[/folder]]


[[folder:Yao, Ling, Chien-Po]]
->'''Yao voiced by:''' Harvey Fierstein,
->'''Ling voiced by''': Gedde Watanabe,
->'''Chien-Po voiced by''': Jerry Tondo (original);
Miguel Ángel Ghigliazza, Raúl Aldana and Creator/JesusBarrero (Latin American Spanish dub)
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mulan_disneyscreencapscom_8297.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:[[labelnote:Click here to see the trio without makeup.]]http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/yao_ling_and_chien_po_yao_ling_and_chien_po_23820009_780_440.jpg]][[/labelnote]]

->"''Does this dress make me look fat?''"

Three newly recruited soldiers who later become Mulan's friends.
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!!Title Character

to:

!!Title !!Main Character



[[folder:Captain Li Shang]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/BDWong (speaking), Donny Osmond (singing); Creator/YamilAtala (speaking) and Cristián Castro (singing) (Latin American Spanish dub)
[[quoteright:230:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/275610_1248840948819_full_4540.jpg]]

->"''I'll make a man out of you!''"

A Chinese Army captain and the son of General Li, the head of the Chinese Army.

to:

[[folder:Captain Li Shang]]

[[folder:Mushu]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/BDWong (speaking), Donny Osmond (singing); Creator/YamilAtala (speaking) and Cristián Castro (singing) Creator/EddieMurphy; Mark Moseley (Disney/MulanII); Eugenio Derbez (Latin American Spanish dub)
[[quoteright:230:http://static.[[quoteright:220:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/275610_1248840948819_full_4540.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mushu_1309.jpg]]

->"''I'll ->"''My little baby, off to destroy people.''"

A small dragon who is Mulan's companion. He was once a guardian spirit of Mulan's family, but he has been demoted to the supposedly humiliating position of an incense burner and gong-ringer for the deceased Fa ancestors ever since he failed to protect a family member. He hopes to
make Mulan a man out of you!''"

A Chinese Army captain and the son of General Li, the head of the Chinese Army.
hero in order to become a guardian spirit again.



* AesopAmnesia: In the first movie, Mushu laments that he took on the mission for his own sake. What does he do in the second? [[spoiler: Try to sabotage Mulan's engagement for his own sake.]]
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: The Ancestors like picking on Mushu and show nothing but respect to the other guardians. This is not because of some trait that he can't help (as in the straight version) but because it was his fault Fa Deng ''lost his head''. It's hard ''[[JustifiedTrope not]]'' to blame them.
* BadassMustache: Like a traditional Chinese dragon.
* BigShadowLittleCreature: Invokes this when to intimidate Mulan at their meeting.
* CharacterDevelopment: He has quite a bit throughout the first film, but loses it in the second.
* DeadPersonImpersonation: Pretends to be The Great Stone Dragon so he can help Mulan.
* {{Deuteragonist}}: In both of the movies.
* FairyCompanion: Allowing for cultural differences, he might count as this.
* FieryRedhead: Literal on the "fiery" part and technically red-scaled.
* GuardianEntity: Of Mulan.
* HouseFey: Mushu ''used to be'' a GuardianEntity for the Fa family but now he's been demoted to servant. In this case, it's for the family rather than the building it lives in.
* HypocriticalHumor: Is quickly forgiven for lying about being Mulan's guardian, but is shocked that Cri-Kee lied about being lucky.
* IncomingHam: '''"I LIIIIIIIVE!"'''
* ItsAllAboutMe: The only reason he went to help Mulan because he thought doing so would make him a guardian again. It gets worse in the sequel, when he was willing to sabotage Mulan and Shang's relationship to save his guardian position. As such, it's his main FatalFlaw.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Eventually. As mentioned above, his original intentions in the first film are to obtain a high position among the guardians. Over the course of it, he becomes protective and supportive of Mulan. In the sequel he's more of a straight-up {{Jerkass}} for most of the film, only redeeming himself at the end.
* LargeHam: "Who am I? ''WHO AM I?'' I am the guardian of lost souls, the powerful, the pleasurable, the indestructible Mushu!"
* LawOfChromaticSuperiority: Averted. While his skin is red he is the lowest of the Fa family's familiars and in terms of the story he's a Sidekick.
* TheLoad: In-universe, the ancestors see Mushu as barely competent enough to ring a gong. Mulan herself often seems to see him as not helping her, although she obviously appreciates him.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Some of his actions serve to make things harder for Mulan, such as when he accidentally sets off a firework on the mountainside, inadvertently signaling their presence to the Hun Army.
* NighInvulnerability: He's indestructible, not that this [[UselessSuperpowers helps Mulan much]].
* NonHumanSidekick: A dragon (not a lizard!) for Mulan.
* OffModel: A special variant. In the scene where he and Mulan along with Shang, Cri-Kee, and Khan are being pulled to safety by Chien-Po, the tip of his tail is purple instead of red. That was actually put in on purpose for the one animator who wanted him to have a purple tail instead of a red one.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: He is a 'travel size' dragon while the Great Stone Dragon is as big as a horse and less serpentine.
* PaperThinDisguise: Somehow, he manages to convince the Ancestors, and then, ''all of China'', that he's a powerful entity just by standing behind a statue of said entity.
* PlayingWithFire: He can breath fire.
* PluckyComicRelief: His most frequent contribution is sarcasm and making Hilarity Ensue.
* RedIsHeroic: Has red scales and is one of the good guys.
* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Cri-Kee's Blue because he's louder and more aggressive and excitable.
* RelationshipSabotage: In the sequel, he ''really'' doesn't want Mulan and Shang to marry and tries to break off their engagement.
* ReligiousAndMythologicalThemeNaming: Despite being a tiny Chinese dragon, he's named after [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muḫuu a red-scaled Babylonian dragon]].
* ServileSnarker: Doesn't have a problem showing his bosses, The Ancestors, his snarky side.
* ShieldSurf: During the avalanche with a stolen Hun shield.
* ShoulderSizedDragon: He even lampshades this.
-->'''Mulan:''' You're, um...\\
'''Mushu:''' Intimidating? Awe-inspiring?\\
'''Mulan:''' Tiny.\\
'''Mushu:''' That's right. I'm travel-size for your convenience. If I was my real size, your cow here would die of fright. ''[indicating Mulan's horse]''
* SnarkyNonHumanSidekick: A sarcastic, wise-cracking dragon for Mulan.
* SoulBrotha: Roger Ebert refers to him as the Black Guy in medieval China.
* SpannerInTheWorks: If it wasn't for his intervention and faking the report that backup was needed, the Huns would've succeeded in their takeover.
* SpeaksFluentAnimal: He can understand and translate both Cri-Kee and Khan.
* TalkingAnimal: Unlike Cri-Kee and Khan, he can talk. This is likely because, unlike them, he's a supernatural creature.
* TokenEvilTeammate: In the sequel, where he's kind of an antagonist and he starts most of the trouble for Mulan and Shang.
* TookALevelInJerkass: In the sequel his ego becomes bigger than the Great Wall and he tries to sabotage Mulan's marriage for the sake of his job security.
* TheTrickster: His attempts to help Mulan during Boot Camp amount to trickery (putting a tomato on her arrow during an archery excercise and finding a fish for her during a fishing excercise).
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Cri-Kee]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/FrankWelker
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/49135_100000182552647_8323_n_9846.jpg]]

->"''Chirp, chirp, chirp''"

A "lucky" cricket who follows Mushu and Mulan.
----
* AmplifiedAnimalAptitude: Is incredibly smart. It can write (by working as a typewriter including sounds, no less).
* ArtisticLicenseBiology: It has four legs, chirps with it's mouth instead of his wings, and uses the matchmaker's cup as a bathtub.
* TheAtoner: It's implied that part of the reason he follows Mulan around and helps Mushu help her is out of guilt for sabotaging her visit to the Matchmaker. When Mulan first releases him into the wild he's ready to go until he hears her singing sadly about being a failure, looks extremely sad, then seems to dedicate his life to watching over her.
* BeleagueredAssistant: To Mushu both in his [[LargeHam theatrics]] and general trickery.
* BornLucky: Zig-zagged. He was purchased by Grandma Fa for luck, but he causes disaster for Mulan during her meeting with the Matchmaker. He then helps Mushu help Mulan when she joins the army, which also causes a lot of problems. However, Mulan eventually flourishes in the army and successfully defeats the Huns, and then both Cri-Kee and she survive the avalanche and later fireworks. Lampshaded by Mushu.
-->'''Mushu:''' ''(after saving Cri-Kee from the avalanche)'' Man, you are one lucky bug.
* ButtMonkey: He has his moments, mostly in ''Mulan II.'' When he desperately tries to stop Mushu from ruining Shang and Mulan's relationship, only to get effortlessly smacked away.
* TheConscience: To Mushu, especially in the sequel. He ''tries'' to act as Mushu's voice of reason and stop his selfish schemes, but he fails.
* FourLeggedInsect: See ArtisticLicenseBiology.
* IntelligibleUnintelligible
-->'''Cri-Kee:''' ''(chirping noises)''\\
'''Mushu:''' What do you mean, a loser?
* LiteralMinded: When Mushu decides that they should "take this war into our own hands", Cri-Kee takes a moment to stare at his hands.
* MundaneUtility: Mushu uses it for Mulan's alarm clock.
* NiceGuy: Polite and very selfless.
* NonHumanSidekick: Serves as one to Mulan and Mushu, and does stuff for him like [[SpannerInTheWorks forging the letter to Shang]] and giving it the idea of making Mulan a warrior.
* PluckyComicRelief: Less so than Mushu, however.
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Mushu's Red, because he's calmer and and more polite.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: There are only a few cartoons that have drawn a cricket this cute.
* SmallAnnoyingCreature: At least to Mushu when Cri-Kee tries to get the dragon to do the right thing.
* UnluckilyLucky: He's a ''bad'' luck charm at the matchmaking interview but because of that Mulan got into the army which means he is ''good'' luck if you ignore all the additional peril that Mulan got into.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Captain Li Shang]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/BDWong (speaking), Donny Osmond (singing); Creator/YamilAtala (speaking) and Cristián Castro (singing) (Latin American Spanish dub)
[[quoteright:230:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/275610_1248840948819_full_4540.jpg]]

->"''I'll make a man out of you!''"

A Chinese Army captain and the son of General Li, the head of the Chinese Army.
----



[[folder:Mushu]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/EddieMurphy; Mark Moseley (Disney/MulanII); Eugenio Derbez (Latin American Spanish dub)
[[quoteright:220:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mushu_1309.jpg]]

->"''My little baby, off to destroy people.''"

A small dragon who is Mulan's companion. He was once a guardian spirit of Mulan's family, but he has been demoted to the supposedly humiliating position of an incense burner and gong-ringer for the deceased Fa ancestors ever since he failed to protect a family member. He hopes to make Mulan a hero in order to become a guardian spirit again.

to:

[[folder:Mushu]]
-->'''Voiced
[[folder:Yao, Ling, Chien-Po]]
->'''Yao voiced
by:''' Creator/EddieMurphy; Mark Moseley (Disney/MulanII); Eugenio Derbez Harvey Fierstein,
->'''Ling voiced by''': Gedde Watanabe,
->'''Chien-Po voiced by''': Jerry Tondo (original);
Miguel Ángel Ghigliazza, Raúl Aldana and Creator/JesusBarrero
(Latin American Spanish dub)
[[quoteright:220:http://static.[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mushu_1309.jpg]]

->"''My little baby, off
org/pmwiki/pub/images/mulan_disneyscreencapscom_8297.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:[[labelnote:Click here
to destroy people.''"

A small dragon
see the trio without makeup.]]http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/yao_ling_and_chien_po_yao_ling_and_chien_po_23820009_780_440.jpg]][[/labelnote]]

->"''Does this dress make me look fat?''"

Three newly recruited soldiers
who is later become Mulan's companion. He was once a guardian spirit of Mulan's family, but he has been demoted to the supposedly humiliating position of an incense burner and gong-ringer for the deceased Fa ancestors ever since he failed to protect a family member. He hopes to make Mulan a hero in order to become a guardian spirit again.friends.



* AesopAmnesia: In the first movie, Mushu laments that he took on the mission for his own sake. What does he do in the second? [[spoiler: Try to sabotage Mulan's engagement for his own sake.]]
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: The Ancestors like picking on Mushu and show nothing but respect to the other guardians. This is not because of some trait that he can't help (as in the straight version) but because it was his fault Fa Deng ''lost his head''. It's hard ''[[JustifiedTrope not]]'' to blame them.
* BadassMustache: Like a traditional Chinese dragon.
* BigShadowLittleCreature: Invokes this when to intimidate Mulan at their meeting.
* CharacterDevelopment: He has quite a bit throughout the first film, but loses it in the second.
* DeadPersonImpersonation: Pretends to be The Great Stone Dragon so he can help Mulan.
* {{Deuteragonist}}: In both of the movies.
* FairyCompanion: Allowing for cultural differences, he might count as this.
* FieryRedhead: Literal on the "fiery" part and technically red-scaled.
* GuardianEntity: Of Mulan.
* HouseFey: Mushu ''used to be'' a GuardianEntity for the Fa family but now he's been demoted to servant. In this case, it's for the family rather than the building it lives in.
* HypocriticalHumor: Is quickly forgiven for lying about being Mulan's guardian, but is shocked that Cri-Kee lied about being lucky.
* IncomingHam: '''"I LIIIIIIIVE!"'''
* ItsAllAboutMe: The only reason he went to help Mulan because he thought doing so would make him a guardian again. It gets worse in the sequel, when he was willing to sabotage Mulan and Shang's relationship to save his guardian position. As such, it's his main FatalFlaw.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Eventually. As mentioned above, his original intentions in the first film are to obtain a high position among the guardians. Over the course of it, he becomes protective and supportive of Mulan. In the sequel he's more of a straight-up {{Jerkass}} for most of the film, only redeeming himself at the end.
* LargeHam: "Who am I? ''WHO AM I?'' I am the guardian of lost souls, the powerful, the pleasurable, the indestructible Mushu!"
* LawOfChromaticSuperiority: Averted. While his skin is red he is the lowest of the Fa family's familiars and in terms of the story he's a Sidekick.
* TheLoad: In-universe, the ancestors see Mushu as barely competent enough to ring a gong. Mulan herself often seems to see him as not helping her, although she obviously appreciates him.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Some of his actions serve to make things harder for Mulan, such as when he accidentally sets off a firework on the mountainside, inadvertently signaling their presence to the Hun Army.
* NighInvulnerability: He's indestructible, not that this [[UselessSuperpowers helps Mulan much]].
* NonHumanSidekick: A dragon (not a lizard!) for Mulan.
* OffModel: A special variant. In the scene where he and Mulan along with Shang, Cri-Kee, and Khan are being pulled to safety by Chien-Po, the tip of his tail is purple instead of red. That was actually put in on purpose for the one animator who wanted him to have a purple tail instead of a red one.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: He is a 'travel size' dragon while the Great Stone Dragon is as big as a horse and less serpentine.
* PaperThinDisguise: Somehow, he manages to convince the Ancestors, and then, ''all of China'', that he's a powerful entity just by standing behind a statue of said entity.
* PlayingWithFire: He can breath fire.
* PluckyComicRelief: His most frequent contribution is sarcasm and making Hilarity Ensue.
* RedIsHeroic: Has red scales and is one of the good guys.
* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Cri-Kee's Blue because he's louder and more aggressive and excitable.
* RelationshipSabotage: In the sequel, he ''really'' doesn't want Mulan and Shang to marry and tries to break off their engagement.
* ReligiousAndMythologicalThemeNaming: Despite being a tiny Chinese dragon, he's named after [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muḫuu a red-scaled Babylonian dragon]].
* ServileSnarker: Doesn't have a problem showing his bosses, The Ancestors, his snarky side.
* ShieldSurf: During the avalanche with a stolen Hun shield.
* ShoulderSizedDragon: He even lampshades this.
-->'''Mulan:''' You're, um...\\
'''Mushu:''' Intimidating? Awe-inspiring?\\
'''Mulan:''' Tiny.\\
'''Mushu:''' That's right. I'm travel-size for your convenience. If I was my real size, your cow here would die of fright. ''[indicating Mulan's horse]''
* SnarkyNonHumanSidekick: A sarcastic, wise-cracking dragon for Mulan.
* SoulBrotha: Roger Ebert refers to him as the Black Guy in medieval China.
* SpannerInTheWorks: If it wasn't for his intervention and faking the report that backup was needed, the Huns would've succeeded in their takeover.
* SpeaksFluentAnimal: He can understand and translate both Cri-Kee and Khan.
* TalkingAnimal: Unlike Cri-Kee and Khan, he can talk. This is likely because, unlike them, he's a supernatural creature.
* TokenEvilTeammate: In the sequel, where he's kind of an antagonist and he starts most of the trouble for Mulan and Shang.
* TookALevelInJerkass: In the sequel his ego becomes bigger than the Great Wall and he tries to sabotage Mulan's marriage for the sake of his job security.
* TheTrickster: His attempts to help Mulan during Boot Camp amount to trickery (putting a tomato on her arrow during an archery excercise and finding a fish for her during a fishing excercise).
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Cri-Kee]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/FrankWelker
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/49135_100000182552647_8323_n_9846.jpg]]

->"''Chirp, chirp, chirp''"

A "lucky" cricket who follows Mushu and Mulan.
----
* AmplifiedAnimalAptitude: Is incredibly smart. It can write (by working as a typewriter including sounds, no less).
* ArtisticLicenseBiology: It has four legs, chirps with it's mouth instead of his wings, and uses the matchmaker's cup as a bathtub.
* TheAtoner: It's implied that part of the reason he follows Mulan around and helps Mushu help her is out of guilt for sabotaging her visit to the Matchmaker. When Mulan first releases him into the wild he's ready to go until he hears her singing sadly about being a failure, looks extremely sad, then seems to dedicate his life to watching over her.
* BeleagueredAssistant: To Mushu both in his [[LargeHam theatrics]] and general trickery.
* BornLucky: Zig-zagged. He was purchased by Grandma Fa for luck, but he causes disaster for Mulan during her meeting with the Matchmaker. He then helps Mushu help Mulan when she joins the army, which also causes a lot of problems. However, Mulan eventually flourishes in the army and successfully defeats the Huns, and then both Cri-Kee and she survive the avalanche and later fireworks. Lampshaded by Mushu.
-->'''Mushu:''' ''(after saving Cri-Kee from the avalanche)'' Man, you are one lucky bug.
* ButtMonkey: He has his moments, mostly in ''Mulan II.'' When he desperately tries to stop Mushu from ruining Shang and Mulan's relationship, only to get effortlessly smacked away.
* TheConscience: To Mushu, especially in the sequel. He ''tries'' to act as Mushu's voice of reason and stop his selfish schemes, but he fails.
* FourLeggedInsect: See ArtisticLicenseBiology.
* IntelligibleUnintelligible
-->'''Cri-Kee:''' ''(chirping noises)''\\
'''Mushu:''' What do you mean, a loser?
* LiteralMinded: When Mushu decides that they should "take this war into our own hands", Cri-Kee takes a moment to stare at his hands.
* MundaneUtility: Mushu uses it for Mulan's alarm clock.
* NiceGuy: Polite and very selfless.
* NonHumanSidekick: Serves as one to Mulan and Mushu, and does stuff for him like [[SpannerInTheWorks forging the letter to Shang]] and giving it the idea of making Mulan a warrior.
* PluckyComicRelief: Less so than Mushu, however.
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Mushu's Red, because he's calmer and and more polite.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: There are only a few cartoons that have drawn a cricket this cute.
* SmallAnnoyingCreature: At least to Mushu when Cri-Kee tries to get the dragon to do the right thing.
* UnluckilyLucky: He's a ''bad'' luck charm at the matchmaking interview but because of that Mulan got into the army which means he is ''good'' luck if you ignore all the additional peril that Mulan got into.
[[/folder]]


[[folder:Yao, Ling, Chien-Po]]
->'''Yao voiced by:''' Harvey Fierstein,
->'''Ling voiced by''': Gedde Watanabe,
->'''Chien-Po voiced by''': Jerry Tondo (original);
Miguel Ángel Ghigliazza, Raúl Aldana and Creator/JesusBarrero (Latin American Spanish dub)
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mulan_disneyscreencapscom_8297.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:[[labelnote:Click here to see the trio without makeup.]]http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/yao_ling_and_chien_po_yao_ling_and_chien_po_23820009_780_440.jpg]][[/labelnote]]

->"''Does this dress make me look fat?''"

Three newly recruited soldiers who later become Mulan's friends.
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to:

!!Title !!Main Character



[[folder:Captain Li Shang]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/BDWong (speaking), Donny Osmond (singing); Creator/YamilAtala (speaking) and Cristián Castro (singing) (Latin American Spanish dub)
[[quoteright:230:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/275610_1248840948819_full_4540.jpg]]

->"''I'll make a man out of you!''"

A Chinese Army captain and the son of General Li, the head of the Chinese Army.

to:

[[folder:Captain Li Shang]]
[[folder:Mushu]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/BDWong (speaking), Donny Osmond (singing); Creator/YamilAtala (speaking) and Cristián Castro (singing) Creator/EddieMurphy; Mark Moseley (Disney/MulanII); Eugenio Derbez (Latin American Spanish dub)
[[quoteright:230:http://static.[[quoteright:220:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/275610_1248840948819_full_4540.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mushu_1309.jpg]]

->"''I'll ->"''My little baby, off to destroy people.''"

A small dragon who is Mulan's companion. He was once a guardian spirit of Mulan's family, but he has been demoted to the supposedly humiliating position of an incense burner and gong-ringer for the deceased Fa ancestors ever since he failed to protect a family member. He hopes to
make Mulan a man out of you!''"

A Chinese Army captain and the son of General Li, the head of the Chinese Army.
hero in order to become a guardian spirit again.



* AesopAmnesia: In the first movie, Mushu laments that he took on the mission for his own sake. What does he do in the second? [[spoiler: Try to sabotage Mulan's engagement for his own sake.]]
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: The Ancestors like picking on Mushu and show nothing but respect to the other guardians. This is not because of some trait that he can't help (as in the straight version) but because it was his fault Fa Deng ''lost his head''. It's hard ''[[JustifiedTrope not]]'' to blame them.
* BadassMustache: Like a traditional Chinese dragon.
* BigShadowLittleCreature: Invokes this when to intimidate Mulan at their meeting.
* CharacterDevelopment: He has quite a bit throughout the first film, but loses it in the second.
* DeadPersonImpersonation: Pretends to be The Great Stone Dragon so he can help Mulan.
* {{Deuteragonist}}: In both of the movies.
* FairyCompanion: Allowing for cultural differences, he might count as this.
* FieryRedhead: Literal on the "fiery" part and technically red-scaled.
* GuardianEntity: Of Mulan.
* HouseFey: Mushu ''used to be'' a GuardianEntity for the Fa family but now he's been demoted to servant. In this case, it's for the family rather than the building it lives in.
* HypocriticalHumor: Is quickly forgiven for lying about being Mulan's guardian, but is shocked that Cri-Kee lied about being lucky.
* IncomingHam: '''"I LIIIIIIIVE!"'''
* ItsAllAboutMe: The only reason he went to help Mulan because he thought doing so would make him a guardian again. It gets worse in the sequel, when he was willing to sabotage Mulan and Shang's relationship to save his guardian position. As such, it's his main FatalFlaw.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Eventually. As mentioned above, his original intentions in the first film are to obtain a high position among the guardians. Over the course of it, he becomes protective and supportive of Mulan. In the sequel he's more of a straight-up {{Jerkass}} for most of the film, only redeeming himself at the end.
* LargeHam: "Who am I? ''WHO AM I?'' I am the guardian of lost souls, the powerful, the pleasurable, the indestructible Mushu!"
* LawOfChromaticSuperiority: Averted. While his skin is red he is the lowest of the Fa family's familiars and in terms of the story he's a Sidekick.
* TheLoad: In-universe, the ancestors see Mushu as barely competent enough to ring a gong. Mulan herself often seems to see him as not helping her, although she obviously appreciates him.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Some of his actions serve to make things harder for Mulan, such as when he accidentally sets off a firework on the mountainside, inadvertently signaling their presence to the Hun Army.
* NighInvulnerability: He's indestructible, not that this [[UselessSuperpowers helps Mulan much]].
* NonHumanSidekick: A dragon (not a lizard!) for Mulan.
* OffModel: A special variant. In the scene where he and Mulan along with Shang, Cri-Kee, and Khan are being pulled to safety by Chien-Po, the tip of his tail is purple instead of red. That was actually put in on purpose for the one animator who wanted him to have a purple tail instead of a red one.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: He is a 'travel size' dragon while the Great Stone Dragon is as big as a horse and less serpentine.
* PaperThinDisguise: Somehow, he manages to convince the Ancestors, and then, ''all of China'', that he's a powerful entity just by standing behind a statue of said entity.
* PlayingWithFire: He can breath fire.
* PluckyComicRelief: His most frequent contribution is sarcasm and making Hilarity Ensue.
* RedIsHeroic: Has red scales and is one of the good guys.
* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Cri-Kee's Blue because he's louder and more aggressive and excitable.
* RelationshipSabotage: In the sequel, he ''really'' doesn't want Mulan and Shang to marry and tries to break off their engagement.
* ReligiousAndMythologicalThemeNaming: Despite being a tiny Chinese dragon, he's named after [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muḫuu a red-scaled Babylonian dragon]].
* ServileSnarker: Doesn't have a problem showing his bosses, The Ancestors, his snarky side.
* ShieldSurf: During the avalanche with a stolen Hun shield.
* ShoulderSizedDragon: He even lampshades this.
-->'''Mulan:''' You're, um...\\
'''Mushu:''' Intimidating? Awe-inspiring?\\
'''Mulan:''' Tiny.\\
'''Mushu:''' That's right. I'm travel-size for your convenience. If I was my real size, your cow here would die of fright. ''[indicating Mulan's horse]''
* SnarkyNonHumanSidekick: A sarcastic, wise-cracking dragon for Mulan.
* SoulBrotha: Roger Ebert refers to him as the Black Guy in medieval China.
* SpannerInTheWorks: If it wasn't for his intervention and faking the report that backup was needed, the Huns would've succeeded in their takeover.
* SpeaksFluentAnimal: He can understand and translate both Cri-Kee and Khan.
* TalkingAnimal: Unlike Cri-Kee and Khan, he can talk. This is likely because, unlike them, he's a supernatural creature.
* TokenEvilTeammate: In the sequel, where he's kind of an antagonist and he starts most of the trouble for Mulan and Shang.
* TookALevelInJerkass: In the sequel his ego becomes bigger than the Great Wall and he tries to sabotage Mulan's marriage for the sake of his job security.
* TheTrickster: His attempts to help Mulan during Boot Camp amount to trickery (putting a tomato on her arrow during an archery excercise and finding a fish for her during a fishing excercise).
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Cri-Kee]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/FrankWelker
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/49135_100000182552647_8323_n_9846.jpg]]

->"''Chirp, chirp, chirp''"

A "lucky" cricket who follows Mushu and Mulan.
----
* AmplifiedAnimalAptitude: Is incredibly smart. It can write (by working as a typewriter including sounds, no less).
* ArtisticLicenseBiology: It has four legs, chirps with it's mouth instead of his wings, and uses the matchmaker's cup as a bathtub.
* TheAtoner: It's implied that part of the reason he follows Mulan around and helps Mushu help her is out of guilt for sabotaging her visit to the Matchmaker. When Mulan first releases him into the wild he's ready to go until he hears her singing sadly about being a failure, looks extremely sad, then seems to dedicate his life to watching over her.
* BeleagueredAssistant: To Mushu both in his [[LargeHam theatrics]] and general trickery.
* BornLucky: Zig-zagged. He was purchased by Grandma Fa for luck, but he causes disaster for Mulan during her meeting with the Matchmaker. He then helps Mushu help Mulan when she joins the army, which also causes a lot of problems. However, Mulan eventually flourishes in the army and successfully defeats the Huns, and then both Cri-Kee and she survive the avalanche and later fireworks. Lampshaded by Mushu.
-->'''Mushu:''' ''(after saving Cri-Kee from the avalanche)'' Man, you are one lucky bug.
* ButtMonkey: He has his moments, mostly in ''Mulan II.'' When he desperately tries to stop Mushu from ruining Shang and Mulan's relationship, only to get effortlessly smacked away.
* TheConscience: To Mushu, especially in the sequel. He ''tries'' to act as Mushu's voice of reason and stop his selfish schemes, but he fails.
* FourLeggedInsect: See ArtisticLicenseBiology.
* IntelligibleUnintelligible
-->'''Cri-Kee:''' ''(chirping noises)''\\
'''Mushu:''' What do you mean, a loser?
* LiteralMinded: When Mushu decides that they should "take this war into our own hands", Cri-Kee takes a moment to stare at his hands.
* MundaneUtility: Mushu uses it for Mulan's alarm clock.
* NiceGuy: Polite and very selfless.
* NonHumanSidekick: Serves as one to Mulan and Mushu, and does stuff for him like [[SpannerInTheWorks forging the letter to Shang]] and giving it the idea of making Mulan a warrior.
* PluckyComicRelief: Less so than Mushu, however.
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Mushu's Red, because he's calmer and and more polite.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: There are only a few cartoons that have drawn a cricket this cute.
* SmallAnnoyingCreature: At least to Mushu when Cri-Kee tries to get the dragon to do the right thing.
* UnluckilyLucky: He's a ''bad'' luck charm at the matchmaking interview but because of that Mulan got into the army which means he is ''good'' luck if you ignore all the additional peril that Mulan got into.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Captain Li Shang]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/BDWong (speaking), Donny Osmond (singing); Creator/YamilAtala (speaking) and Cristián Castro (singing) (Latin American Spanish dub)
[[quoteright:230:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/275610_1248840948819_full_4540.jpg]]

->"''I'll make a man out of you!''"

A Chinese Army captain and the son of General Li, the head of the Chinese Army.
----



[[folder:Mushu]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/EddieMurphy; Mark Moseley (Disney/MulanII); Eugenio Derbez (Latin American Spanish dub)
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->"''My little baby, off to destroy people.''"

A small dragon who is Mulan's companion. He was once a guardian spirit of Mulan's family, but he has been demoted to the supposedly humiliating position of an incense burner and gong-ringer for the deceased Fa ancestors ever since he failed to protect a family member. He hopes to make Mulan a hero in order to become a guardian spirit again.

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[[folder:Mushu]]
-->'''Voiced
[[folder:Yao, Ling, Chien-Po]]
->'''Yao voiced
by:''' Creator/EddieMurphy; Mark Moseley (Disney/MulanII); Eugenio Derbez Harvey Fierstein,
->'''Ling voiced by''': Gedde Watanabe,
->'''Chien-Po voiced by''': Jerry Tondo (original);
Miguel Ángel Ghigliazza, Raúl Aldana and Creator/JesusBarrero
(Latin American Spanish dub)
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->"''My little baby, off
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->"''Does this dress make me look fat?''"

Three newly recruited soldiers
who is later become Mulan's companion. He was once a guardian spirit of Mulan's family, but he has been demoted to the supposedly humiliating position of an incense burner and gong-ringer for the deceased Fa ancestors ever since he failed to protect a family member. He hopes to make Mulan a hero in order to become a guardian spirit again.friends.



* AesopAmnesia: In the first movie, Mushu laments that he took on the mission for his own sake. What does he do in the second? [[spoiler: Try to sabotage Mulan's engagement for his own sake.]]
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: The Ancestors like picking on Mushu and show nothing but respect to the other guardians. This is not because of some trait that he can't help (as in the straight version) but because it was his fault Fa Deng ''lost his head''. It's hard ''[[JustifiedTrope not]]'' to blame them.
* BadassMustache: Like a traditional Chinese dragon.
* BigShadowLittleCreature: Invokes this when to intimidate Mulan at their meeting.
* CharacterDevelopment: He has quite a bit throughout the first film, but loses it in the second.
* DeadPersonImpersonation: Pretends to be The Great Stone Dragon so he can help Mulan.
* {{Deuteragonist}}: In both of the movies.
* FairyCompanion: Allowing for cultural differences, he might count as this.
* FieryRedhead: Literal on the "fiery" part and technically red-scaled.
* GuardianEntity: Of Mulan.
* HouseFey: Mushu ''used to be'' a GuardianEntity for the Fa family but now he's been demoted to servant. In this case, it's for the family rather than the building it lives in.
* HypocriticalHumor: Is quickly forgiven for lying about being Mulan's guardian, but is shocked that Cri-Kee lied about being lucky.
* IncomingHam: '''"I LIIIIIIIVE!"'''
* ItsAllAboutMe: The only reason he went to help Mulan because he thought doing so would make him a guardian again. It gets worse in the sequel, when he was willing to sabotage Mulan and Shang's relationship to save his guardian position. As such, it's his main FatalFlaw.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Eventually. As mentioned above, his original intentions in the first film are to obtain a high position among the guardians. Over the course of it, he becomes protective and supportive of Mulan. In the sequel he's more of a straight-up {{Jerkass}} for most of the film, only redeeming himself at the end.
* LargeHam: "Who am I? ''WHO AM I?'' I am the guardian of lost souls, the powerful, the pleasurable, the indestructible Mushu!"
* LawOfChromaticSuperiority: Averted. While his skin is red he is the lowest of the Fa family's familiars and in terms of the story he's a Sidekick.
* TheLoad: In-universe, the ancestors see Mushu as barely competent enough to ring a gong. Mulan herself often seems to see him as not helping her, although she obviously appreciates him.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Some of his actions serve to make things harder for Mulan, such as when he accidentally sets off a firework on the mountainside, inadvertently signaling their presence to the Hun Army.
* NighInvulnerability: He's indestructible, not that this [[UselessSuperpowers helps Mulan much]].
* NonHumanSidekick: A dragon (not a lizard!) for Mulan.
* OffModel: A special variant. In the scene where he and Mulan along with Shang, Cri-Kee, and Khan are being pulled to safety by Chien-Po, the tip of his tail is purple instead of red. That was actually put in on purpose for the one animator who wanted him to have a purple tail instead of a red one.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: He is a 'travel size' dragon while the Great Stone Dragon is as big as a horse and less serpentine.
* PaperThinDisguise: Somehow, he manages to convince the Ancestors, and then, ''all of China'', that he's a powerful entity just by standing behind a statue of said entity.
* PlayingWithFire: He can breath fire.
* PluckyComicRelief: His most frequent contribution is sarcasm and making Hilarity Ensue.
* RedIsHeroic: Has red scales and is one of the good guys.
* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Cri-Kee's Blue because he's louder and more aggressive and excitable.
* RelationshipSabotage: In the sequel, he ''really'' doesn't want Mulan and Shang to marry and tries to break off their engagement.
* ReligiousAndMythologicalThemeNaming: Despite being a tiny Chinese dragon, he's named after [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muḫuu a red-scaled Babylonian dragon]].
* ServileSnarker: Doesn't have a problem showing his bosses, The Ancestors, his snarky side.
* ShieldSurf: During the avalanche with a stolen Hun shield.
* ShoulderSizedDragon: He even lampshades this.
-->'''Mulan:''' You're, um...\\
'''Mushu:''' Intimidating? Awe-inspiring?\\
'''Mulan:''' Tiny.\\
'''Mushu:''' That's right. I'm travel-size for your convenience. If I was my real size, your cow here would die of fright. ''[indicating Mulan's horse]''
* SnarkyNonHumanSidekick: A sarcastic, wise-cracking dragon for Mulan.
* SoulBrotha: Roger Ebert refers to him as the Black Guy in medieval China.
* SpannerInTheWorks: If it wasn't for his intervention and faking the report that backup was needed, the Huns would've succeeded in their takeover.
* SpeaksFluentAnimal: He can understand and translate both Cri-Kee and Khan.
* TalkingAnimal: Unlike Cri-Kee and Khan, he can talk. This is likely because, unlike them, he's a supernatural creature.
* TokenEvilTeammate: In the sequel, where he's kind of an antagonist and he starts most of the trouble for Mulan and Shang.
* TookALevelInJerkass: In the sequel his ego becomes bigger than the Great Wall and he tries to sabotage Mulan's marriage for the sake of his job security.
* TheTrickster: His attempts to help Mulan during Boot Camp amount to trickery (putting a tomato on her arrow during an archery excercise and finding a fish for her during a fishing excercise).
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[[folder:Cri-Kee]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/FrankWelker
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->"''Chirp, chirp, chirp''"

A "lucky" cricket who follows Mushu and Mulan.
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* AmplifiedAnimalAptitude: Is incredibly smart. It can write (by working as a typewriter including sounds, no less).
* ArtisticLicenseBiology: It has four legs, chirps with it's mouth instead of his wings, and uses the matchmaker's cup as a bathtub.
* TheAtoner: It's implied that part of the reason he follows Mulan around and helps Mushu help her is out of guilt for sabotaging her visit to the Matchmaker. When Mulan first releases him into the wild he's ready to go until he hears her singing sadly about being a failure, looks extremely sad, then seems to dedicate his life to watching over her.
* BeleagueredAssistant: To Mushu both in his [[LargeHam theatrics]] and general trickery.
* BornLucky: Zig-zagged. He was purchased by Grandma Fa for luck, but he causes disaster for Mulan during her meeting with the Matchmaker. He then helps Mushu help Mulan when she joins the army, which also causes a lot of problems. However, Mulan eventually flourishes in the army and successfully defeats the Huns, and then both Cri-Kee and she survive the avalanche and later fireworks. Lampshaded by Mushu.
-->'''Mushu:''' ''(after saving Cri-Kee from the avalanche)'' Man, you are one lucky bug.
* ButtMonkey: He has his moments, mostly in ''Mulan II.'' When he desperately tries to stop Mushu from ruining Shang and Mulan's relationship, only to get effortlessly smacked away.
* TheConscience: To Mushu, especially in the sequel. He ''tries'' to act as Mushu's voice of reason and stop his selfish schemes, but he fails.
* FourLeggedInsect: See ArtisticLicenseBiology.
* IntelligibleUnintelligible
-->'''Cri-Kee:''' ''(chirping noises)''\\
'''Mushu:''' What do you mean, a loser?
* LiteralMinded: When Mushu decides that they should "take this war into our own hands", Cri-Kee takes a moment to stare at his hands.
* MundaneUtility: Mushu uses it for Mulan's alarm clock.
* NiceGuy: Polite and very selfless.
* NonHumanSidekick: Serves as one to Mulan and Mushu, and does stuff for him like [[SpannerInTheWorks forging the letter to Shang]] and giving it the idea of making Mulan a warrior.
* PluckyComicRelief: Less so than Mushu, however.
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Mushu's Red, because he's calmer and and more polite.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: There are only a few cartoons that have drawn a cricket this cute.
* SmallAnnoyingCreature: At least to Mushu when Cri-Kee tries to get the dragon to do the right thing.
* UnluckilyLucky: He's a ''bad'' luck charm at the matchmaking interview but because of that Mulan got into the army which means he is ''good'' luck if you ignore all the additional peril that Mulan got into.
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[[folder:Yao, Ling, Chien-Po]]
->'''Yao voiced by:''' Harvey Fierstein,
->'''Ling voiced by''': Gedde Watanabe,
->'''Chien-Po voiced by''': Jerry Tondo (original);
Miguel Ángel Ghigliazza, Raúl Aldana and Creator/JesusBarrero (Latin American Spanish dub)
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->"''Does this dress make me look fat?''"

Three newly recruited soldiers who later become Mulan's friends.
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