History Disney / Mulan

10th Jan '17 6:24:56 AM Az_Tech341
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* DefrostingIceQueen: After she makes a bad first impression as "Ping," Shang treats Mulan as a "lunatic" soldier that causes trouble and can't handle basic training. Which she can't, at first, to be fair, but neither can the other recruits. After she wins his respect by retrieving the arrow from his first challenge, he starts to smile more around her. When she comforts him after he makes a memorial for his father, he gives her a gentle pat on the shoulder as thanks. Then when she steals Yao's cannon, in what looks like a suicide run, Shang screams at her to come back and chases after her. [[spoiler:The ice queen comes back briefly when the doctor outs her as a woman, but he decides to trust her to rescue the Emperor and smiles at her.]]

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* DefrostingIceQueen: After she makes a bad first impression as "Ping," Shang treats Mulan as a "lunatic" soldier that causes trouble and can't handle basic training. Which she can't, at first, to be fair, but neither can the other recruits. After she wins his respect by retrieving the arrow from his first challenge, he starts to smile more around her. When she comforts him after he makes a memorial for his father, he gives her a gentle pat on the shoulder as thanks. Then when she steals Yao's cannon, in what looks like a suicide run, Shang screams at her to come back and chases after her. [[spoiler:The ice queen comes back briefly when the doctor outs her as a woman, but he decides to trust her to rescue the Emperor save and smiles at forget her.]]



* DistractedByTheSexy:
** Mulan gets embarrassed when seeing Shang shirtless, so she can't pay attention to his lecture.
** Mulan then exploits this to save the emperor. One Hun is besotted with the "ugly" concubines and picks up an apple that Ling drops.

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* DistractedByTheSexy:
** Mulan gets embarrassed when seeing Shang shirtless, so she can't pay attention to his lecture.
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DistractedByTheSexy: Mulan then exploits this to save the emperor. One Hun is besotted with the "ugly" concubines and picks up an apple that Ling drops.



* YouAreTooLate: For Shang, who didn't know that the note from his father was forged, he arrives just in time to find the aftermath of the Huns' grisly slaughter. He can only create a memorial for his father in the show for a few minutes, accept Mulan's compassion, and order his men to move out and stop the Huns from reaching the capital.

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* YouAreTooLate: For Shang, who didn't know that the note from his father was forged, he arrives just in time to find the aftermath of the Huns' grisly slaughter. He can only create a memorial for his father in the show for a few minutes, father, accept Mulan's compassion, and order his men to move out and stop the Huns from reaching the capital.
9th Jan '17 4:33:45 PM Jayalaw
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** Despite getting beaten to a pulp by Shan Yu, Shang isn't even bruised.



** Mulan as Ping jokingly tells Shang that she'll hold [[{{Jerkass}} Chi Fu]] and he'll punch. By the end of the movie, Shang prepares to punch out Chi Fu for being an UngratefulBastard towards Mulan.



* TheChainsOfCommanding: Due to being Captain, Shang can't go easy on any of his recruits, and has to whip them into shape. He doesn't fraternize with any of them, not even for baths, and doesn't respond to Mulan complimenting him for being a good captain. [[spoiler:This also puts him in the difficult position of executing Mulan for being a woman after she saves him and the entire army from a Hun bloodbath.]]



* ChekhovsGun: It's a good thing Mulan got prepared within hours to see the matchmaker. [[spoiler:It allows her to disguise herself and her friends as concubines to save the Emperor.]]



** [[spoiler:Pole climbing. The climactic scene from "I'll Make A Man Out Of You" returns as an instrumental part of Operation Save-the-Emperor.]]

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** [[spoiler:Pole climbing. The climactic scene from "I'll Make A Man Out Of You" returns as an instrumental part of Operation Save-the-Emperor. Shang even rewards Mulan with a smile as she remembers their very first lesson.]]



* CryingWolf: [[spoiler:After Mulan is revealed as a woman, she sees that the Huns are still coming. She heads to warn Shang, but he doesn't believe her, because of her earlier deceit. Mulan says, "You'd trust Ping, why is Mulan any different?"]]

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* CryingWolf: [[spoiler:After Mulan is revealed as a woman, she sees that the Huns are still coming. She heads to warn Shang, but he doesn't believe her, because of her earlier deceit. Yao, Ling and Chien Po do, but they don't have a choice but to follow orders. Mulan says, "You'd trust Ping, why is Mulan any different?"]]



** Mulan, Yao, Ling and Chien Po versus the Huns guarding Shan Yu and the Emperor. It helps that they had the element of surprise.



-->'''Emperor:''' [[BadassBoast No matter how the wind howls, the mountain cannot bow to it.]]

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-->'''Emperor:''' [[BadassBoast No matter how the wind howls, the mountain cannot bow to it.]]]]\
* DefrostingIceQueen: After she makes a bad first impression as "Ping," Shang treats Mulan as a "lunatic" soldier that causes trouble and can't handle basic training. Which she can't, at first, to be fair, but neither can the other recruits. After she wins his respect by retrieving the arrow from his first challenge, he starts to smile more around her. When she comforts him after he makes a memorial for his father, he gives her a gentle pat on the shoulder as thanks. Then when she steals Yao's cannon, in what looks like a suicide run, Shang screams at her to come back and chases after her. [[spoiler:The ice queen comes back briefly when the doctor outs her as a woman, but he decides to trust her to rescue the Emperor and smiles at her.]]


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* DistractedByTheSexy:
** Mulan gets embarrassed when seeing Shang shirtless, so she can't pay attention to his lecture.
** Mulan then exploits this to save the emperor. One Hun is besotted with the "ugly" concubines and picks up an apple that Ling drops.


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* YouAreTooLate: For Shang, who didn't know that the note from his father was forged, he arrives just in time to find the aftermath of the Huns' grisly slaughter. He can only create a memorial for his father in the show for a few minutes, accept Mulan's compassion, and order his men to move out and stop the Huns from reaching the capital.
8th Jan '17 8:21:30 PM Az_Tech341
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* JerkassHasAPoint: Chi Fu points out that Shang is an academy student, who hasn't been in battle. Indeed, when Shang has to fight the Huns, he is outclasses despite his training. Only Mulan's creativity saves him twice.

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* JerkassHasAPoint: Chi Fu points out that Shang is an academy student, who hasn't been in battle. Indeed, when Shang has to fight the Huns, fights Shan Yu, he is outclasses outclassed despite his training. Only Mulan's creativity saves him twice.



* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Shan Yu versus Shang. Although Shang puts up a good fight, and his training pays off, by the end of it he's semiconscious and Shan Yu easily kicks a small dagger away from him. When Mulan lures Shan Yu away, Shang tried to get up but can't.

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* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Shan Yu versus Shang. Although Shang puts up a good fight, and his training pays off, by the end of it it, he's semiconscious and Shan Yu easily kicks a small dagger away from before being disabled by him. When Mulan lures Shan Yu away, Shang tried tries to get up but can't.



* WhatYouAreInTheDark: At the end of "Be A Man," Shang kicks Mulan out of the army for incompetence. She could go home, having accomplished her mission of saving her father. Instead, due to pride and wanting to "do things right," she decides to climb for the arrow and prove that she deserves to stay. Shang is clearly impressed, especially when she excels in the other activities she's failed.

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* WhatYouAreInTheDark: At the end of "Be "I'll Make A Man," Man Out of You," Shang kicks Mulan out of the army for incompetence. She could go home, having accomplished her the mission of saving her father. Instead, due to pride and wanting to "do things right," she decides to climb for the arrow and prove that she deserves to stay. Shang is clearly impressed, especially afterwards, when she excels in the other activities she's she'd failed.



* TheWorfEffect: Shang is TheAce of all the soldiers and for good reason is made their captain. He's still outclassed when the Huns outnumber his recruits, so that he can only tell them to make a last stand, and when Mulan's avalanche knocks him out. Then when he fights Shan Yu, who is twice his body weight, he gets his butt kicked.

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* TheWorfEffect: Shang is TheAce of all the soldiers and for good reason is made their captain. He's still outclassed when the Huns outnumber his recruits, so that he can only tell them to make a last stand, and when Mulan's avalanche knocks him out. Then captain, but, when he fights Shan Yu, who is twice his body weight, he gets his butt kicked.kicked, presenting Shan Yu as an immensely dangerous opponent for Mulan.
8th Jan '17 3:08:14 PM Jayalaw
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* CheatersNeverProsper: Mushu attempts to help Mulan cheat with shooting arrows on an apple. Shang immediately catches her.



* JerkassHasAPoint: Chi Fu points out that Shang is an academy student, who hasn't been in battle. Indeed, when Shang has to fight the Huns, he is outclasses despite his training. Only Mulan's creativity saves him tiwce.

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* JerkassHasAPoint: Chi Fu points out that Shang is an academy student, who hasn't been in battle. Indeed, when Shang has to fight the Huns, he is outclasses despite his training. Only Mulan's creativity saves him tiwce.twice.
8th Jan '17 3:03:56 PM Jayalaw
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* JerkassHasAPoint: Chi Fu points out that Shang is an academy student, who hasn't been in battle. Indeed, when Shang has to fight the Huns, he is outclasses despite his training. Only Mulan's creativity saves him tiwce.



* MassOhCrap: ''Every citizen'' outside the Emperor's palace [[spoiler:when they realize Shan Yu is still alive.]]

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* MassOhCrap: MassOhCrap:
** Shang's batallion when Shan Yu attacks them, and then when they see the size of his army.
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''Every citizen'' outside the Emperor's palace [[spoiler:when they realize Shan Yu is still alive.]]



* MortalWoundReveal: Mulan is revealed to be injured after the initial defeat of the BigBad but not mortally so. Although it could have been had she not received medical attention.

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* MortalWoundReveal: Mulan is revealed to be injured after the initial defeat of the BigBad but not mortally so. Although it could have been been, given she passed out from blood loss and shock, had she not received medical attention.



* NiceJobFixingItVillain: If Shan Yu hadn't focused on making the Emperor bow to him, Mulan, Shang and the others wouldn't have rescued him in time. Also, Shan Yu chasing Mulan for revenge gives her the perfect position to launch lethal fireworks at him.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Shan Yu versus Shang. Although Shang puts up a good fight, and his training pays off, by the end of it he's semiconscious and Shan Yu easily kicks a small dagger away from him. When Mulan lures Shan Yu away, Shang tried to get up but can't.



* ThirdActMisunderstanding: [[spoiler:When Mulan's true gender is revealed, her friends aren't willing to trust her word when they ''really'' should. However, it's mostly Shang who carries a grudge over being deceived, and even he is shown looking warily to either side as he approaches the palace - as soon as the crisis breaks out, the other soldiers are quick to follow Mulan's lead, and Shang is only a little behind them.]]

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* ThirdActMisunderstanding: [[spoiler:When Mulan's true gender is revealed, her friends aren't Shang, who carries a grudge over being deceived, isn't willing to trust her word when they ''really'' should. should, and her new friends have to reluctantly follow orders. However, it's mostly Shang who carries a grudge over being deceived, and even he is shown looking warily to either side as he approaches the palace - as soon as the crisis breaks out, the other soldiers are quick to follow Mulan's lead, and Shang is only a little behind them.]]


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* WhatYouAreInTheDark: At the end of "Be A Man," Shang kicks Mulan out of the army for incompetence. She could go home, having accomplished her mission of saving her father. Instead, due to pride and wanting to "do things right," she decides to climb for the arrow and prove that she deserves to stay. Shang is clearly impressed, especially when she excels in the other activities she's failed.


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* TheWorfEffect: Shang is TheAce of all the soldiers and for good reason is made their captain. He's still outclassed when the Huns outnumber his recruits, so that he can only tell them to make a last stand, and when Mulan's avalanche knocks him out. Then when he fights Shan Yu, who is twice his body weight, he gets his butt kicked.
5th Jan '17 8:47:01 PM creader
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* ArmorPiercingQuestion

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* ArmorPiercingQuestionArmorPiercingQuestion:



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* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: General Li praising his son. "Number one in his class, Extensive knowledge of training techniques..." *pause* *smirk* "Impressive military lineage".



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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Averted. [[BigBad Shan Yu]] is one of the few male characters in the movie to never say anything sexist against Mulan. This could be because the Huns were less sexist against women than the Chinese.

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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: PoliticallyIncorrectVillain:
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Averted. [[BigBad Shan Yu]] is one of the few male characters in the movie to never say anything sexist against Mulan. This could be because the Huns were less sexist against women than the Chinese.



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* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: General Li praising his son. "Number one in his class, Extensive knowledge of training techniques..." *pause* *smirk* "Impressive military lineage".



* [[WellDoneSonGuy "Well Done, Daughter" Girl]]: Both as a bride-to-be and as a soldier Mulan seeks to make her father proud. This is her driving motivation thoughout the movie.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Mushu accompanies Mulan rather than facing the ancestor spirits when he destroys the statue holding the spirit that was *supposed* to follow her. When they return as heroes no mention is ever made of the destruction of the other (apparently much more competent and powerful) guardian spirit.

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* [[WellDoneSonGuy "Well Done, Daughter" Girl]]: WellDoneDaughterGirl: Both as a bride-to-be and as a soldier Mulan seeks to make her father proud. This is her driving motivation thoughout the movie.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: WhatHappenedToTheMouse:
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Mushu accompanies Mulan rather than facing the ancestor spirits when he destroys the statue holding the spirit that was *supposed* to follow her. When they return as heroes no mention is ever made of the destruction of the other (apparently much more competent and powerful) guardian spirit.



* YouShallNotPass: Shang's troops, heavily outnumbered with almost no cannons, face the entire Hun army at the Tung Shao Pass. They fully expect to be slaughtered, as the rest of the Chinese army was, and without Mulan using their last cannon to trap the troops in an avalanche, they would have.

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* YouShallNotPass: YouShallNotPass:
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Shang's troops, heavily outnumbered with almost no cannons, face the entire Hun army at the Tung Shao Pass. They fully expect to be slaughtered, as the rest of the Chinese army was, and without Mulan using their last cannon to trap the troops in an avalanche, they would have.


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18th Dec '16 2:33:50 AM ahasemore
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-->You're not suited for the rage of war

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-->You're not suited for unsuited for, the rage of war
4th Dec '16 8:00:45 PM Az_Tech341
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* AnnoyingArrows: Justified (while defying ArmorIsUseless) when an arrow knocks Sheng from his horse, but fails to penetrate his shoulder armor. Unfortunately, subverted for the Chinese RedShirtArmy.

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* AnnoyingArrows: Justified (while defying ArmorIsUseless) when an arrow knocks Sheng from his horse, but fails to penetrate his shoulder armor. Unfortunately, subverted Subverted for the Chinese RedShirtArmy.
4th Dec '16 7:20:42 PM LBHills
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* BadassBoast: "No matter how the wind howls, the mountain cannot bow to it".

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* BadassBoast: The Emperor is commanded to KneelBeforeZod and delivers a DoomedMoralVictor reply:
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"No matter how the wind howls, the mountain cannot bow to it".
4th Dec '16 7:19:34 PM LBHills
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* AnnoyingArrows: Justified (while defying ArmorIsUseless) when an arrow knocks Sheng from his horse, but fails to penetrate his shoulder armor. Unfortunately, subverted for the Chinese RedShirtArmy.
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