History Disney / Mulan

25th May '16 4:41:30 PM ryanasaurus0077
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* PapaWolf: TheEmperor is this to ImperialChina. He calls them "my children". The ancestors and the dragons to Mulan's family.

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* PapaWolf: PapaWolf:
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TheEmperor is this to ImperialChina. He calls them "my children". children".
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The ancestors and the dragons to Mulan's family.
24th May '16 2:21:03 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* {{Badass}}: Several.
** 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.]] And, you know, saves China.
** Shan Yu himself, who took the Great Wall as a challenge, deliberately challenged the Chinese Army and [[spoiler:curb-stomped them, and when he was buried in the avalanche, he just burst right out! [[note]] ''Like daisies!!''[[/note]]]]
** The one who takes the cake is 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. [[NervesOfSteel He doesn't flinch]].]]
** The [[BadassBystander soldier]] in the opening sequence. He knows he is going to die, but he still fights as hard as he can to use his last few seconds of life to set off the Great Wall's warning-torch-system, and then [[DefiantToTheEnd stands up]] to the scary Shan Yu before his death. Thanks to him, [[spoiler:Shan Yu fails.]]
---> '''Soldier to Shan Yu''': Now all of China knows you're here.
** Mushu - though he's held back by Crickee several times - whenever anyone threatens Mulan. He finally manages to kick some major bad guy ass when he [[spoiler:uses a massive firework to blow Shan Yu to bits]].



*ChallengeSeeker: Shan Yu took the Great Wall as a challenge, deliberately challenged the Chinese Army and [[spoiler:curb-stomped them, and when he was buried in the avalanche, he just burst right out! [[note]] ''Like daisies!!''[[/note]]]]



* FauxActionGuy: Shang. He's introduced as a {{badass}}, fights circles around his recruits, trains them to perfection... and from that point on becomes consistently less competent than Mulan. Subverted in that he is still a good warrior, but his lack of success with brute force to defeat the Huns shows that the Chinese will have to use guile and cleverness to win. He provides [[BigDamnHeroes perfect timing in disarming Shan Yu]] and even lands a few good hits on him in the ensuing fight. The problem is that Shan Yu is [[LightningBruiser bigger, meaner, and devastatingly good at headbutts]]--it takes more than being a Badass Army Captain to beat this guy.

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* FauxActionGuy: Shang. He's Shang is introduced as a {{badass}}, mighty soldier; he fights circles around his recruits, trains them to perfection... and from that point on becomes consistently less competent than Mulan. Subverted It's downplayed in that he is still a good warrior, but his lack of success with brute force to defeat the Huns shows that the Chinese will have to use guile and cleverness to win. He provides [[BigDamnHeroes perfect timing in disarming Shan Yu]] and even lands a few good hits on him in the ensuing fight. The problem is that Shan Yu is [[LightningBruiser bigger, meaner, and devastatingly good at headbutts]]--it takes more than being a Badass Army Captain to beat this guy.



* KneelBeforeZod: [[spoiler:Shan Yu attempts to invoke this, but [[{{Badass}} the emperor]] refuses. Shan decides to kill him instead.]]

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* KneelBeforeZod: [[spoiler:Shan Yu attempts to invoke this, but [[{{Badass}} the emperor]] Emperor refuses. Shan decides to kill him instead.]]



*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.]]



* 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.



* PapaWolf: TheEmperor is this to ImperialChina. The ancestors and the dragons to Mulan's family.

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* PapaWolf: TheEmperor is this to ImperialChina. He calls them "my children". The ancestors and the dragons to Mulan's family.



* TookALevelInBadass: This is the point of the "I'll Make a Man Out of You" sequence; turn rowdy recruits into polished soldiers.
* TrainingFromHell: The below training montage involved running through a field ''while being shot at by ArrowsOnFire''.

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* TookALevelInBadass: TookALevelInBadass: This is the point of the "I'll Make a Man Out of You" sequence; turn rowdy recruits into polished soldiers.
* TrainingFromHell: The below training montage involved running through a field ''while being shot at by ArrowsOnFire''.
12th May '16 11:40:13 PM hollowcity
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* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: [[spoiler: Shan Yu]] is blown to bits by several fireworks lit by Mulan and Mushu.

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* 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]].



* FollowTheLeader: Averted. Mulan zigs on almost every point that the Franchise/DisneyPrincess formula zags. She has both parents living (and a grandmother thrown in for good measure), is obedient and respectful toward her father, is pretty without being drop-dead gorgeous, isn't looking to expand her boundaries, she never becomes a princess (by birth, marriage, or anything else) and wants nothing more than to be like any other Chinese girl she knows. Although, you wouldn't know any of that by looking at her Franchise/DisneyPrincess merchandise...

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* FollowTheLeader: Averted. Mulan zigs on almost every point that the Franchise/DisneyPrincess formula zags. She has both parents living (and a grandmother thrown in for good measure), is obedient and respectful toward her father, is pretty without being drop-dead gorgeous, isn't looking to expand her boundaries, she never becomes a princess (by birth, marriage, or anything else) else), and wants nothing more than to be like any other Chinese girl she knows. Although, you wouldn't know any of that by looking at her Franchise/DisneyPrincess merchandise...



* MusicalisInterruptus: The end of "A Girl Worth Fighting For" is the strongest example of this trope in the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon, and possibly the entire genre.

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* MusicalisInterruptus: The end of "A Girl Worth Fighting For" is the strongest strongest, and the most horrifying, example of this trope in the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon, and possibly the entire genre.



* 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.

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* 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'']].
12th May '16 4:56:57 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HandGagging: Mulan briefly silences Mushu this way during his "dishonor" rant.



* PuttingAHandOverHisMouth: Mulan briefly silences Mushu this way during his "dishonor" rant.
5th May '16 1:11:44 PM TrollMan
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* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: In the mountain scene, Shan-Yu basically leads his entire army of thousands on horseback in a charge against a platoon of less than a dozen people ''that he came across only by coincidence''.
25th Apr '16 1:30:14 PM PerfumePreppy
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* LyricalDissonance: "To Be A Man" gets more pessimistic, even defeatist, the further it goes while still being a chest thumping anthem of masculinity.
-->"You're not suited for the rage of war"
-->"So pack up, go home, you're through"
-->"How could I make a man out of you?"
* TheMakeover: Twice; once in "You'll Bring Honor to Us All" and when she "becomes" a man.

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* LyricalDissonance: "To Be A Man" "I'll Make a Man Out of You" gets more pessimistic, even defeatist, the further it goes while still being a chest thumping chest-thumping anthem of masculinity.
-->"You're -->You're not suited for the rage of war"
-->"So
war
-->So
pack up, go home, you're through"
-->"How
through
-->How
could I make a man out of you?"
you?
* TheMakeover: Twice; Mulan goes through this twice; once in "You'll Bring Honor "Honor to Us All" and when she "becomes" a man.
28th Mar '16 1:08:42 AM damus2300
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* DavidVersusGoliath: Shang, then Mulan, vs. Shan Yu.
27th Mar '16 11:36:19 PM damus2300
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Added DiffLines:

* LyricalDissonance: "To Be A Man" gets more pessimistic, even defeatist, the further it goes while still being a chest thumping anthem of masculinity.
-->"You're not suited for the rage of war"
-->"So pack up, go home, you're through"
-->"How could I make a man out of you?"
27th Mar '16 8:40:05 PM damus2300
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* TheBrute: All but a few of the Huns are huge. Some look LeanAndMean.



* DarkIsEvil: The Huns are gray skinned and wear all-black. Even their horses are black.



* TheHorde: The Huns.



* MrFanservice:

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* MrFanservice: *MrFanservice
27th Mar '16 3:01:04 AM damus2300
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* ArmorPiercingQuestion
-->'''Mulan''': "You said you trust ''Ping''. Why is ''Mulan'' any different?"



* WhamLine: [[spoiler:More like a wham silence at the end of "A Girl Worth Fighting For". Everyone's happily singing about that certain girl that's waiting for them at home (or not!) and then... wham. Pillaged village.]]
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