History Disney / Mulan

22nd Mar '17 9:41:50 AM MaulMachine
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** There's the song "You'll Bring Honor To Us All." The entire piece is about how a woman's sole purpose is to marry well and be a dutiful, obedient, wife, but this part in particular can come as a shock to those hearing it again as adults:

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** There's the song "You'll Bring Honor To Us All." The entire piece is about how a woman's sole purpose is to marry well and be a dutiful, obedient, wife, obedient wife but this part in particular can come as a shock to those hearing it again as adults:



* DisneyVillainDeath: ''Averted'', deliberately. Shan Yu does ''not'' die from falling. [[spoiler He dies from a fireworks rocket shooting him horizontally into a fireworks cache.]] The DVD's audio commentary has LampshadeHanging.

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* DisneyVillainDeath: ''Averted'', deliberately. Shan Yu does ''not'' die from falling. [[spoiler [[spoiler: He dies from a fireworks rocket shooting him horizontally into a fireworks cache.]] The DVD's audio commentary has LampshadeHanging.
18th Mar '17 1:30:39 AM Silverblade2
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* [[InevitableWaterfall Inevitable Cliff]]: One of these makes the avalanche all the more dangerous.



* [[JerkAss Jerkass]]: Chi Fu is a chauvinist prick [[spoiler:who condemns Mulan with the death penalty once her gender is found out, despite the fact she saved them all from the Hun army in the mountains. He tries this again after she and the others saved the Emperor and ''all of China'' from the Huns. [[UngratefulBastard Some gratitude]]...]]

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* [[JerkAss Jerkass]]: {{Jerkass}}: Chi Fu is a chauvinist prick [[spoiler:who condemns Mulan with the death penalty once her gender is found out, despite the fact she saved them all from the Hun army in the mountains. He tries this again after she and the others saved the Emperor and ''all of China'' from the Huns. [[UngratefulBastard Some gratitude]]...]]



* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:At least one of the messengers that runs into the Huns, the General and his entire army courtesy of the Huns, almost all of the Hun army except for 5 survivors who may or may not have been executed or taken captive for their attempted raid on the Imperial Palace (Shan-Yu also survives the avalanche that wipes out his army, but Mulan and Mushu dispose of him in the Imperial City).]]
16th Mar '17 11:32:35 PM jormis29
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''This entry is about the Disney film. For the 2009 Chinese version, see ''Film/{{Mulan}}''.''

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''This entry is about the Disney animated film. For other works by the 2009 Chinese version, same name, see ''Film/{{Mulan}}''.''{{Mulan}}''.''
16th Mar '17 6:56:25 AM fusilcontrafusil
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It was followed by a sequel in 2004, ''Disney/MulanII''.

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It was followed by a sequel in 2004, ''Disney/MulanII''. An upcoming [[Film/Mulan2018 live-action version]] is set to be released in 2018. A version of Mulan has also appeared in the live-action TV show ''Series/OnceUponATime'', which is also produced by the Disney empire.
14th Mar '17 1:30:58 PM Luigifan
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* AccidentalTruth: Mushu writes a [[ForgedMessage fake message]] from the General saying that Shang's new troops are needed on the front lines. [[spoiler:That message turns out to be desperately true: the village to which they arrive has been sacked by the Huns, leaving no one alive -- not even the General -- among the civilians or the Army]].

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* AccidentalTruth: Mushu writes a [[ForgedMessage fake message]] from the General saying that Shang's new troops are needed on the front lines. [[spoiler:That message turns out to be desperately true: the village to which they arrive has been sacked by the Huns, leaving no one alive -- not even the General -- among the civilians or the Army]].Army.]]



** And of course the [[PartingWordsRegret last thing Fa Zhou said to Mulan]] was "I KNOW MY PLACE! It's time you've learned ''yours,''" just to pile on a bit more fear and guilt. [[spoiler:When she returns, with Shan Yu's sword and the emperor's crest as "gifts to honor the Fa family," he tosses them away and hugs her tightly, telling her "the greatest gift of honor is having you for a daughter".]]

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** And And, of course course, the [[PartingWordsRegret last thing Fa Zhou said to Mulan]] was "I KNOW MY PLACE! It's time you've learned ''yours,''" just to pile on a bit more fear and guilt. [[spoiler:When she returns, with Shan Yu's sword and the emperor's crest as "gifts to honor the Fa family," he tosses them away and hugs her tightly, telling her "the greatest gift of honor is having you for a daughter".]]



* AmusingInjuries: During the TrainingMontage of ''I'll Make A Man Out Of You'' Yao gets his buttock pierced by a burning arrow, which is played for laughs.

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* AmusingInjuries: During the TrainingMontage of ''I'll Make A Man Out Of You'' You'', Yao gets his buttock pierced by a burning arrow, which is played for laughs.



* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Shan Yu takes the cake. [[spoiler: After the avalanche wipes out his army, Shan Yu and his council are the only Huns badass enough to survive.]] Later, during the climactic fight, Shan Yu does things like chopping through columns and bursting through roofs on his single minded quest to kill his target.

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* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Shan Yu takes the cake. [[spoiler: After [[spoiler:After the avalanche wipes out his army, Shan Yu and his council are the only Huns badass enough to survive.]] Later, during the climactic fight, Shan Yu does things like chopping through columns and bursting through roofs on his single minded single-minded quest to kill his target.



** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyt6Emkv3iY&list=RDwyt6Emkv3iY True to Your Heart]] by 98º and Music/StevieWonder
** Christina Aguilera's cover of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8GUCQQZS64 Reflection]]
* AwesomeByAnalysis: Shan Yu and his men deduct from a small doll, which Shan Yu's pet falcon managed to obtain on a scouting trip, that the Emperor's army is in a village in the mountain pass.

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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyt6Emkv3iY&list=RDwyt6Emkv3iY True to Your Heart]] by 98º and Music/StevieWonder
Music/StevieWonder.
** Christina Aguilera's cover of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8GUCQQZS64 Reflection]]
Reflection]].
* AwesomeByAnalysis: AwesomenessByAnalysis: Shan Yu and his men deduct from a small doll, which Shan Yu's pet falcon managed to obtain on a scouting trip, that the Emperor's army is in a village in the mountain pass.



* BandOfBrothers: Ping and the others grow on each other during the TrainingFromHell [[TrainingMontage Montage]] - which is half of what boot camp is about.

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* BandOfBrothers: Ping and the others grow on each other during the TrainingFromHell [[TrainingMontage Montage]] - -- which is half of what boot camp is about.



** The movie managed to avoid fields of blood even though an entire army was massacred and a village destroyed and burnt by having the devestation seen only after a layer of snow has covered everything.

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** The movie managed to avoid fields of blood even though an entire army was massacred and a village destroyed and burnt by having the devestation devastation seen only after a layer of snow has covered everything.



* BreakUpMakeUpScenario: Shang abandons Mulan after discovering her secret but they don't reconcile when she catches up to him. [[spoiler: They reconcile, wordlessly, moments later during Operation Save-The-Emperor.]]

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* BreakUpMakeUpScenario: Shang abandons Mulan after discovering her secret secret, but they don't reconcile when she catches up to him. [[spoiler: They [[spoiler:They reconcile, wordlessly, moments later during Operation Save-The-Emperor.]]



* ChallengeSeeker: Shan Yu took the Great Wall as a challenge, deliberately challenged the Chinese Army and [[spoiler:curb-stomped them, and when he and his {{mooks}} were buried in the avalanche, they just popped right out of the snow! [[note]] ''Like daisies!!''[[/note]]]]

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* ChallengeSeeker: Shan Yu took the Great Wall as a challenge, deliberately challenged the Chinese Army and [[spoiler:curb-stomped them, and when he and his {{mooks}} were buried in the avalanche, they just popped right out of the snow! [[note]] ''Like [[note]]''Like daisies!!''[[/note]]]]



** After Mulan accidentally antagonizes them, Ling and Yao start to warm up to "Ping" after she manages to get the arrow. Like her they also become a BadassNormal trio with Chien Po, who remains a GentleGiant.

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** After Mulan accidentally antagonizes them, Ling and Yao start to warm up to "Ping" after she manages to get the arrow. Like her her, they also become a BadassNormal trio with Chien Po, who remains a GentleGiant.



* ChekhovsBoomerang: Arrows. One is used in the pole while the recruits are training, and Mulan retrieving it inspires the others to pass their training. [[spoiler: Then Shang's army is attacked by Huns with arrows (including flaming ones) before the full army appears. Finally, Mulan and Shang are rescued from the avalanche with an arrow tied to a rope.]]

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* ChekhovsBoomerang: Arrows. One is used in the pole while the recruits are training, and Mulan retrieving it inspires the others to pass their training. [[spoiler: Then [[spoiler:Then Shang's army is attacked by Huns with arrows (including flaming ones) before the full army appears. Finally, Mulan and Shang are rescued from the avalanche with an arrow tied to a rope.]]



** [[spoiler:The skill of aiming and shooting rockets]] as Mulan first uses it to [[spoiler:defeat Shan Yu's army]], then to [[spoiler:kill Shan Yu himself.]]

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** [[spoiler:The skill of aiming and shooting rockets]] as Mulan first uses it to [[spoiler:defeat Shan Yu's army]], then to [[spoiler:kill Shan Yu himself.]]himself]].



** Ling uses [[spoiler:the brick-breaking headbutt he learned in training to take out one of the Huns.]]

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** Ling uses [[spoiler:the brick-breaking headbutt he learned in training to take out one of the Huns.]]Huns]].



* CompositeCharacter: Starting in the 18th century, French scholar Joseph de Guignes proposed a link between the Huns and the Xiongnu. Since that time there has been a great effort devoted to investigating such a connection but there is little consensus on a direct connection between the two peoples. The film pretty much just combines the two peoples: called "Huns" but their leader is a "Shan-Yu" also represented as "Chanyu" and roughly translates to "Majesty Son of Heaven." Also, a rather controversial belief is that the Xiongnu are the ancestors of the Huns. What is done in this movie is pretty much the equivalent of calling the Vikings "Normans."
* ConservationOfCompetence: The usual Disney case is averted - Shan-Yu has no comedy underlings, which (much like giving him a song) would've detracted from his particular image.

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* CompositeCharacter: Starting in the 18th century, French scholar Joseph de Guignes proposed a link between the Huns and the Xiongnu. Since that time time, there has been a great effort devoted to investigating such a connection connection, but there is little consensus on a direct connection between the two peoples. The film pretty much just combines the two peoples: called "Huns" but their leader is a "Shan-Yu" also (also represented as "Chanyu" "Chanyu") and roughly translates to "Majesty Son of Heaven." Also, a rather controversial belief is that the Xiongnu are the ancestors of the Huns. What is done in this movie is pretty much the equivalent of calling the Vikings "Normans."
* ConservationOfCompetence: The usual Disney case is averted - -- Shan-Yu has no comedy underlings, which (much like giving him a song) would've detracted from his particular image.



* 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?"]]

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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 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?"]]



* DeliberateValuesDissonance: As mentioned above, several (but not all) male characters at least start out pretty sexist because, hey, it's ancient China. It's also lampshaded when [[spoiler:Mulan, after being honored as a hero, gives the Emperor a big hug; Yao asks, "Is she allowed to do that?" (No, it would have been punishable by death; then again, after all the rest that happened, the Emperor was perfectly fine with letting it pass). The other guys just shrug.]]

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* DeliberateValuesDissonance: As mentioned above, several (but not all) male characters at least start out pretty sexist because, hey, it's ancient China. It's also lampshaded when [[spoiler:Mulan, after being honored as a hero, gives the Emperor a big hug; Yao asks, "Is she allowed to do that?" (No, it would have been punishable by death; then again, after all the rest that happened, the Emperor was perfectly fine with letting it pass). pass.) The other guys just shrug.]]



* DisneyVillainDeath: ''Averted'', deliberately. Shan Yu does ''not'' die from falling. [[spoiler: He dies from a fireworks rocket shooting him horizontally into a fireworks cache.]] The DVD's the audio commentary has LampshadeHanging.

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* DisneyVillainDeath: ''Averted'', deliberately. Shan Yu does ''not'' die from falling. [[spoiler: [[spoiler He dies from a fireworks rocket shooting him horizontally into a fireworks cache.]] The DVD's the audio commentary has LampshadeHanging.



* DrillSergeantNasty: Shang has a ''song'' illustrating just how nasty he is and it sounds ''exactly'' like what a DrillSergeantNasty is supposed to sound like, just with the language cleaned up. Besides the language it's downplayed in that he isn't ''that'' nasty -- he's tough but good, and reacts with approval when he sees his [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits band of miserable slobs]] becoming efficient and disciplined soldiers.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: Even after Mulan had [[spoiler:single-handedly wiped out the entire Huns army and saved all of China,]] she loses the trust she's earned from her former allies simply because [[spoiler:they found out she was really a woman.]] It takes her to do it ''again'' to regain their trust, and even so, [[UngratefulBastard Chi-Fu]] orders her to be executed.

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* DrillSergeantNasty: Shang has a ''song'' illustrating just how nasty he is is, and it sounds ''exactly'' like what a DrillSergeantNasty is supposed to sound like, just with the language cleaned up. Besides the language language, it's downplayed in that he isn't ''that'' nasty -- he's tough but good, and reacts with approval when he sees his [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits band of miserable slobs]] becoming efficient and disciplined soldiers.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: Even after Mulan had [[spoiler:single-handedly wiped out the entire Huns army and saved all of China,]] China]], she loses the trust she's earned from her former allies simply because [[spoiler:they found out she was really a woman.]] woman]]. It takes her to do doing it ''again'' to regain their trust, and even so, [[UngratefulBastard Chi-Fu]] orders her to be executed.



* EffeminateMisogynisticGuy: Chi-Fu is a NonActionGuy known for his GirlyScream, yet when told that Mulan is a hero he simply says, "She's a ''woman.'' She'll never be worth anything!"

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* EffeminateMisogynisticGuy: Chi-Fu is a NonActionGuy known for his GirlyScream, yet when told that Mulan is a hero hero, he simply says, "She's a ''woman.'' She'll never be worth anything!"



* FaceDeathWithDignity: Almost happens at the Hun's ambush.

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* FaceDeathWithDignity: Almost happens at the Hun's Huns' ambush.



* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: [[spoiler: Shan Yu]] is blown to bits by several fireworks lit by Mulan and Mushu. Arguably at the village too, [[spoiler: since it's implied no one is left alive. Not even the little girl missing her doll]].

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* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: [[spoiler: Shan [[spoiler:Shan Yu]] is blown to bits by several fireworks lit by Mulan and Mushu. Arguably at the village too, [[spoiler: since [[spoiler:since it's implied no one is left alive. Not even the little girl missing her doll]].



* FeministFantasy: Based on the Chinese legend. Mulan is resourceful and brave, choosing to disguise herself as a man in order to take her father's place in the Imperial army. Through her quick wits and determination, she becomes an accomplished soldier and goes on to defeat the BigBad and save China. [[spoiler: Her love interest follows her home, to return her helmet. When awkwardly complimenting her, he focuses on her fighting skills]].

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* FeministFantasy: Based on the Chinese legend. Mulan is resourceful and brave, choosing to disguise herself as a man in order to take her father's place in the Imperial army. Through her quick wits and determination, she becomes an accomplished soldier and goes on to defeat the BigBad and save China. [[spoiler: Her [[spoiler:Her love interest follows her home, to return her helmet. When awkwardly complimenting her, he focuses on her fighting skills]].skills.]]



** During the matchmaker song, Mulan saves a girl's doll from two boys with toy swords. Later she is able to save a doll, but not the girl who owns it.

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** During the matchmaker song, Mulan saves a girl's doll from two boys with toy swords. Later Later, she is able to save a doll, but not the girl who owns it.



** She shows she's good at aiming a thrown slipper when she chastises Khan for laughing at her first attempt to be "manly." Later she distracts Shan Yu the same way when he's about to finish off Shang.

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** She shows she's good at aiming a thrown slipper when she chastises Khan for laughing at her first attempt to be "manly." Later Later, she distracts Shan Yu the same way when he's about to finish off Shang.



%%* FourTemperamentEnsemble: The four soldiers - Ping (Mulan) is Melancholic, Yao is Choleric, Ling is Sanguine and Chien-Po is Phlegmatic.

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%%* FourTemperamentEnsemble: The four soldiers - -- Ping (Mulan) is Melancholic, Yao is Choleric, Ling is Sanguine Sanguine, and Chien-Po is Phlegmatic.



* GirlinessUpgrade: Mulan dresses like a warrior in the original Creator/{{Disney}} cartoon but is dressed as a Chinese princess in the merchandising. Her usual costume in the Disney Parks is her matchmaker dress with her hair done up, but without her white makeup. The only aversion to this trope is her cameo in ''WesternAnimation/SofiaTheFirst'', where she appears with loose short hair and wearing her armor and in the Kingdom Hearts series, where her level features her during the war.

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* GirlinessUpgrade: Mulan dresses like a warrior in the original Creator/{{Disney}} cartoon cartoon, but is dressed as a Chinese princess in the merchandising. Her usual costume in the Disney Parks is her matchmaker dress with her hair done up, but without her white makeup. The only aversion to this trope is her cameo in ''WesternAnimation/SofiaTheFirst'', where she appears with loose short hair and wearing her armor and in the Kingdom Hearts series, where her level features her during the war.



* HeroicBSOD: Mulan has a mild one after [[spoiler: her cover is blown and she is abandoned by the army.]]

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* HeroicBSOD: Mulan has a mild one after [[spoiler: her [[spoiler:her cover is blown and she is abandoned by the army.]]army]].



* HitYouSoHardYourXWillFeelIt: Mulan was told that punching and butt-slapping is a form of friendly gesture among men. Mulan did this to Yao in the wrong way and naturally, it caused a stir in Yao's rather short temper.

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* HitYouSoHardYourXWillFeelIt: Mulan was told that punching and butt-slapping is a form of friendly gesture among men. Mulan did this to Yao in the wrong way way, and naturally, it caused a stir in Yao's rather short temper.



* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: Completely subverted on both sides. Shang's TrainingFromHell ensures that when his soldiers fire cannons, there's always an impact. Mulan's cannon in particular saves the entire army with her aim. The Huns in the meantime manage to hit Shang from a distance, and sabotage the wagon with the canons.

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* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: Completely subverted on both sides. Shang's TrainingFromHell ensures that when his soldiers fire cannons, there's always an impact. Mulan's cannon in particular saves the entire army with her aim. The Huns in the meantime manage to hit Shang from a distance, and sabotage the wagon with the canons.cannons.



* [[JerkAss Jerkass]]: Chi Fu is a chauvinist prick [[spoiler:who condemns Mulan with the death penalty once her gender is found out, despite the fact she saved them all from the Hun army in the mountains. He tries this again after she and the others saved the Emperor and ''all of China'' from the Huns. [[UngratefulBastard Some gratitude]]... ]]

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* [[JerkAss Jerkass]]: Chi Fu is a chauvinist prick [[spoiler:who condemns Mulan with the death penalty once her gender is found out, despite the fact she saved them all from the Hun army in the mountains. He tries this again after she and the others saved the Emperor and ''all of China'' from the Huns. [[UngratefulBastard Some gratitude]]... ]]



* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: At least one of the messengers that runs into the Huns, the General and his entire army courtesy of the Huns, almost all of the Hun army except for 5 survivors who may or may not have been executed or taken captive for their attempted raid on the Imperial Palace (Shan-Yu also survives the avalanche that wipes out his army, but Mulan and Mushu dispose of him in the Imperial City.]]
* KneelBeforeFrodo: [[spoiler: The Emperor and then all of China bow to Mulan in the end.]]

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* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: At [[spoiler:At least one of the messengers that runs into the Huns, the General and his entire army courtesy of the Huns, almost all of the Hun army except for 5 survivors who may or may not have been executed or taken captive for their attempted raid on the Imperial Palace (Shan-Yu also survives the avalanche that wipes out his army, but Mulan and Mushu dispose of him in the Imperial City.City).]]
* KneelBeforeFrodo: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Emperor and then all of China bow to Mulan in the end.]]



** Chien-Po may look like a BigGuy MightyGlacier, (and he shows himself to be just as strong as he looks,) but after some training he's as agile as a monkey.

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** Chien-Po may look like a BigGuy MightyGlacier, (and he shows himself to be just as strong as he looks,) looks), but after some training he's as agile as a monkey.



* ManlyTears: Yao at the ending [[spoiler:when Mulan is honored.]]

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* ManlyTears: Yao at the ending [[spoiler:when Mulan is honored.]]honored]]



** Take a look at when Mulan kicks Shang. She pivots on her ''toe''- in martial arts, you typically pivot on the ball of your foot.

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** Take a look at when Mulan kicks Shang. She pivots on her ''toe''- ''toe'' -- in martial arts, you typically pivot on the ball of your foot.



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

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



* AMillionIsAStatistic: '''[[spoiler: Averted]]'''.[[spoiler: The massacre of the village and the Imperial army both take place off screen, and it is still horrific. An EmpathyDollShot is used to great effect.]]

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* AMillionIsAStatistic: '''[[spoiler: Averted]]'''.[[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The massacre of the village and the Imperial army both take place off screen, and it is still horrific. An EmpathyDollShot is used to great effect.]]



* NervesOfSteel: Never unsettles ''The Emperor''. [[spoiler:He's a noncombatant and the much younger and bulkier leader of the army that just crushed his own is swinging a sword at him. He doesn't flinch.]]
* NeverTrustATrailer: The teaser trailer makes the film seem more like an action-adventure drama. The movie itself turns out to be a kids' musical with bits of action. Surprisingly it didn't shy from [[WarIsHell the fact that Mulan is going to ''war'']].

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* NervesOfSteel: Never unsettles ''The Emperor''. [[spoiler:He's a noncombatant noncombatant, and the much younger and bulkier leader of the army that just crushed his own is swinging a sword at him. He doesn't flinch.]]
* NeverTrustATrailer: The teaser trailer makes the film seem more like an action-adventure drama. The movie itself turns out to be a kids' musical with bits of action. Surprisingly Surprisingly, it didn't shy from [[WarIsHell the fact that Mulan is going to ''war'']].



** Shang's army [[spoiler:when they find the mountain village has been utterly destroyed and that the Imperial Army led by Shang's father has been wiped out along with it.]] Second time comes [[spoiler:when they find out just how large the Hun army really is.]]
** Mushu gets three. The first is [[spoiler: when he accidentally sets off a rocket and Mulan [[DeathGlare death glares]] him. His face says it all. The rocket gives away the army's position and they are promptly attacked by the Huns.]] The second is [[spoiler:during the avalanche when he sees that he, Mulan, Shang, Khan and Cri-Kee are about to go over the edge of a cliff.]] The third is after Mulan passes out from her wound, when the doctor treating Mulan tells Shang that Mulan is a woman, as Shang enters the tent to confront her.

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** Shang's army [[spoiler:when they find the mountain village has been utterly destroyed and that the Imperial Army led by Shang's father has been wiped out along with it.]] it]]. Second time comes [[spoiler:when they find out just how large the Hun army really is.]]
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** Mushu gets three. The first is [[spoiler: when [[spoiler:when he accidentally sets off a rocket and Mulan [[DeathGlare death glares]] him. His face says it all. The rocket gives away the army's position and they are promptly attacked by the Huns.]] The second is [[spoiler:during the avalanche when he sees that he, Mulan, Shang, Khan and Cri-Kee are about to go over the edge of a cliff.]] cliff]]. The third is after Mulan passes out from her wound, when the doctor treating Mulan tells Shang that Mulan is a woman, as Shang enters the tent to confront her.



* OneHitPolyKill: Mulan [[spoiler:wipes out the majority of the Hun army with [[OneHitKO a single rocket]], defeats its leader with another, and then flashes Shan Yu a smirk when he has his OhCrap moment.]] This rocket was meant for only one person so it counts.

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* OneHitPolyKill: Mulan [[spoiler:wipes out the majority of the Hun army with [[OneHitKO a single rocket]], defeats its leader with another, and then flashes Shan Yu a smirk when he has his OhCrap moment.]] moment]]. This rocket was meant for only one person person, so it counts.



* OutdoorBathPeeping: {{Inverted}} and GenderInverted. Mulan is mid-bath when Ling, Yao and Chien-Po decide they want to wash up. The sequence is marked by Mulan sinking as low in the water as possible, desperately trying to make a hasty exit, maintain her disguise and avoid getting an eyeful of her nude comrades, who are guilelessly trying to befriend "Ping" with a little good-natured water fight.
* OutGambitted: General Li had everything planned: By praising his son he'd make Chi-Fu suspicious of him, so Chi-Fu would stay back and make sure Shang never marches off into battle. (Which would likely mean old war hero Fa Zhou would have been safe.) Not having to worry about either Chi-Fu's obstruction or Shang's wellbeing, Li would lay a trap for the Huns with the main army. Then Shan Yu finds out where Li is waiting - and decides ''not'' to avoid the battle.

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* OutdoorBathPeeping: {{Inverted}} and GenderInverted. Mulan is mid-bath when Ling, Yao Yao, and Chien-Po decide they want to wash up. The sequence is marked by Mulan sinking as low in the water as possible, desperately trying to make a hasty exit, maintain her disguise disguise, and avoid getting an eyeful of her nude comrades, who are guilelessly trying to befriend "Ping" with a little good-natured water fight.
* OutGambitted: General Li had everything planned: By praising his son son, he'd make Chi-Fu suspicious of him, so Chi-Fu would stay back and make sure Shang never marches off into battle. (Which would likely mean old war hero Fa Zhou would have been safe.) Not having to worry about either Chi-Fu's obstruction or Shang's wellbeing, Li would lay a trap for the Huns with the main army. Then Shan Yu finds out where Li is waiting - -- and decides ''not'' to avoid the battle.



** [[JerkAss Chi-Fu]] plays this straight however, to the extent that he can be considered a villain.
* PoliticallyCorrectHistory: Averted, many of the male characters are ''extremely'' sexist or prejudiced. Mulan herself is in no way rebelling against the prospect of arranged marriage or Ancient China's idea for proper feminine behavior at the beginning of the film and is significantly upset because she ''wants'' to fit into that role but can't manage it.

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** [[JerkAss Chi-Fu]] plays this straight straight, however, to the extent that he can be considered a villain.
* PoliticallyCorrectHistory: Averted, many of the male characters are ''extremely'' sexist or prejudiced. Mulan herself is in no way rebelling against the prospect of arranged marriage or Ancient China's idea for proper feminine behavior at the beginning of the film and is significantly upset because she ''wants'' to fit into that role role, but can't manage it.



* RageAgainstTheReflection: A variation, as no mirrors are broken or water splashed - it's a shiny, shiny sword.
** Reflections are a motif in the movie - the pond at her house, the multiple ones in the ancestors' shrine (where she wipes off her makeup), the ''song'', her helmet (which she throws to the ground), and the iconic sword.

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* RageAgainstTheReflection: A variation, as no mirrors are broken or water splashed - -- it's a shiny, shiny sword.
** Reflections are a motif in the movie - -- the pond at her house, the multiple ones in the ancestors' shrine (where she wipes off her makeup), the ''song'', her helmet (which she throws to the ground), and the iconic sword.



-->'''Shang''': ''Let's get down to business, to defeat, the huns!''

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-->'''Shang''': ''Let's get down to business, to defeat, the huns!''Huns!''



* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler:General Li is set up as a big and important charaacter: general of the hero's army, father to the captain, and then he dies off-screen to prove just how serious things have become.]]

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* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler:General Li is set up as a big and important charaacter: general of the hero's army, father to the captain, captain... and then he dies off-screen to prove just how serious things have become.]]



* {{Sarashi}}: Technically bandages, since Mulan had been injured earlier. {{Inverted|Trope}} in that the scene were they are revealed is also the scene where Mulan is [[JustForPun busted]].

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* {{Sarashi}}: Technically bandages, since Mulan had been injured earlier. {{Inverted|Trope}} in that the scene were where they are revealed is also the scene where Mulan is [[JustForPun busted]].



* SettingOffSong: "A Girl Worth Fighting For." is sung while Shang's army heads out to meet up with the Imperial Army.

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* SettingOffSong: "A Girl Worth Fighting For." For" is sung while Shang's army heads out to meet up with the Imperial Army.



* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Mulan herself is the only woman with any importance. Her mother and grandmother feature prominently at the start. In this case it's probably justified since there aren't supposed to be any women in the Chinese army.

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* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Mulan herself is the only woman with any importance. Her mother and grandmother feature prominently at the start. In this case case, it's probably justified since there aren't supposed to be any women in the Chinese army.



* ThirdActMisunderstanding: [[spoiler:When Mulan's true gender is revealed, Shang, who carries a grudge over being deceived, isn't willing to trust her word when they ''really'' should, and her new friends have to reluctantly follow orders. However, 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, Shang, who carries a grudge over being deceived, isn't willing to trust her word when they ''really'' should, and her new friends have to reluctantly follow orders. However, 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.]]



* TruthTellingSession: Mulan, Mushu and Cri-kee have a very cathartic one after they hit RockBottom.

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* TruthTellingSession: Mulan, Mushu Mushu, and Cri-kee have a very cathartic one after they hit RockBottom.



* VileVillainSaccharineShow: It's as comedic as any Disney movie can get but it still can make [[BigBad Shan Yu]], a mass murdering warlord, a big terrifying threat.

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* VileVillainSaccharineShow: It's as comedic as any Disney movie can get get, but it still can make [[BigBad Shan Yu]], a mass murdering mass-murdering warlord, a big terrifying threat.



** 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.
** Also, what happened to the other remaining huns following their leader's demise?

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** Mushu accompanies Mulan rather than facing the ancestor spirits when he destroys the statue holding the spirit that was *supposed* ''supposed'' to follow her. When they return as heroes heroes, no mention is ever made of the destruction of the other (apparently much more competent and powerful) guardian spirit.
** Also, what happened to the other remaining huns Huns following their leader's demise?



** Towards the climax, when Mulan reveals that it was she who destroyed the Hun army, Shan Yu isn't at all shocked and calls her "the soldier of the mountains." Then he comes at her without wasting any time with the usual "I can't hit a girl" or "I was beaten by a ''woman''?!" stuff villains usually spout when facing a female opponent.

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** Towards the climax, when Mulan reveals that it was she who destroyed the Hun army, Shan Yu isn't at all shocked and calls her "the soldier of from the mountains." Then he comes at her without wasting any time with the usual "I can't hit a girl" or "I was beaten by a ''woman''?!" stuff villains usually spout when facing a female opponent.



* YamatoNadeshiko: ''Mulan'' herself plays with the trope. She has the looks, is extremely devoted to her parents and desperately tries to fit in as a perfectly feminine and demure daughter... without much success. However, when she learns that her old and infirm father will have to go to war against the Huns, she shows the core of steel part by dressing up as a male and taking his place, not for glory or to rebel against her family but to save her dad's life and the family honor.

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* YamatoNadeshiko: ''Mulan'' herself plays with the trope. She has the looks, is extremely devoted to her parents parents, and desperately tries to fit in as a perfectly feminine and demure daughter... without much success. However, when she learns that her old and infirm father will have to go to war against the Huns, she shows the core of steel part by dressing up as a male and taking his place, not for glory or to rebel against her family family, but to save her dad's life and the family honor.



** After Chi Fu delivers a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to Shang, who accepts it with TranquilFury, Mulan tells Shang that she thinks he is a great captain. Shang looks softened by this, though due to his position he can't answer.

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** After Chi Fu delivers a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to Shang, who accepts it with TranquilFury, Mulan tells Shang that she thinks he is a great captain. Shang looks softened by this, though due to his position position, he can't answer.



** 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.
** Shang later attempts a one-man version of this against Shan Yu in the imperial palace. [[CurbStompBattle He fails]].

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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.
have been.
** Shang later attempts a one-man version of this against Shan Yu in the imperial palace. [[CurbStompBattle He fails]].fails.]]
3rd Mar '17 4:14:41 PM Silverblade2
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* GenericDoomsdayVillain: If there's any popular complaint about the movie, it's that Shan Yu is a threatening yet forgettable villain without much personality.
20th Feb '17 1:20:24 PM DustSnitch
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* DeadpanSnarker:
** Shan Yu has his moments, such as just after his soldiers capture two Chinese scouts:
--->'''Shan Yu''': "Good work, gentlemen. You've found the Hun army."

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* DeadpanSnarker:
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DeadpanSnarker: Shan Yu has his moments, such as just after his soldiers capture two Chinese scouts:
--->'''Shan -->'''Shan Yu''': "Good work, gentlemen. You've found the Hun army.""
* DeathOfAChild: When walking through the ruins of a raided village, a single doll is found, as a G-rated signal that there were children killed here.



* InfantImmortality: Averted, although no deaths are seen.
17th Feb '17 11:34:46 PM Az_Tech341
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%%* ProtagonistTitle

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%%* ProtagonistTitle* ProtagonistTitle: "Mulan" is the name of our heroine.
17th Feb '17 10:39:21 PM Sammettik
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* ProtagonistTitle

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* %%* ProtagonistTitle
10th Feb '17 9:35:44 AM N8han11
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* ImperialMarksmanshipAcademy: Completely subverted on both sides. Shang's TrainingFromHell ensures that when his soldiers fire cannons, there's always an impact. Mulan's cannon in particular saves the entire army with her aim. The Huns in the meantime manage to hit Shang from a distance, and sabotage the wagon with the canons.

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* ImperialMarksmanshipAcademy: ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: Completely subverted on both sides. Shang's TrainingFromHell ensures that when his soldiers fire cannons, there's always an impact. Mulan's cannon in particular saves the entire army with her aim. The Huns in the meantime manage to hit Shang from a distance, and sabotage the wagon with the canons.
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