History Disney / Mulan

15th Jun '17 3:18:32 PM Az_Tech341
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* NiceMeanAndInBetween: Mulan's three friends (at first anyway). Chien-Po is the nicest one of the bunch, Yao is the hot-tempered bully and Ling is somewhere in the middle. They all become FireForgedFriends quickly though.

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* NiceMeanAndInBetween: Mulan's three friends (at first anyway). Chien-Po is the nicest one of the bunch, bunch; Yao is the hot-tempered bully bully; and Ling is somewhere in the middle. They all become FireForgedFriends quickly though.



* TrueBlueFemininity: [[spoiler: When Mulan properly changes back into women's clothes to sneak inside the palace]], the dress is blue. [[spoiler: Ling, Yao and Chien-Po disguise themselves as concubines]] also with blue dresses.

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* TrueBlueFemininity: [[spoiler: When Mulan properly changes back into women's clothes to sneak inside the palace]], the dress is blue. [[spoiler: Ling, Yao Yao, and Chien-Po disguise themselves as concubines]] concubines,]] also with blue dresses.



* 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. Although it should be noted that Fa Zhou already clearly loves his daughter, and Mulan is instead trying to avoid dishonoring him.

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* WellDoneDaughterGirl: Both as a bride-to-be and as a soldier Mulan Mulan, seeks to make her father proud. This is her driving motivation thoughout the movie. Although Although, it should be noted that Fa Zhou already clearly loves his daughter, and Mulan is instead trying to avoid dishonoring him.
15th Jun '17 8:37:02 AM fearlessnikki
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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.

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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.empire where she is played by Creator/JamieChung.



* ArtShift: The ImagineSpot during "A Girl Worth Fighting For", which shifts to the style of brush paintings.

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* ArtShift: ArtShift:
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The ImagineSpot during "A Girl Worth Fighting For", which shifts to the style of brush paintings.



* ImportantHaircut: Part of Mulan's soldier transformation is to cut her long hair so that she can more easily pass for a man. Bonus points for using her father's sword to do it.

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* ImportantHaircut: Part of Mulan's soldier transformation is to cut her long hair so that she can more easily pass for a man. Bonus points for using her father's sword to do it. She also provides the page image for the trope.



* LampshadeHanging: [[spoiler: Yao asks "is she allowed to do that?" when Mulan hugs the Emperor at the end. Strictly speaking, ''no'' she is absolutely not]].



** Another double-whiplash occurs near the beginning after the matchmaker scene. After Mulan's "Reflection" number, we get the heartwarming scene of her father cheering her up. And then the mood quckly switches again after Chi Fu arrives to deliver the conscription notices.

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** Another double-whiplash occurs near the beginning after the matchmaker scene. After Mulan's "Reflection" number, we get the heartwarming scene of her father cheering her up. And then the mood quckly quickly switches again after Chi Fu arrives to deliver the conscription notices.



** The entire sequence of Mulan trying to bathe in the river, while avoiding her equally-naked soldier friends, is played for CringeComedy.



** Hayabusa getting his feathers burned off.

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** Hayabusa getting his feathers burned off. He goes from a fearsome villain's pet, to a punchline.



* NiceMeanAndInBetween: Mulan's three friends (at first anyway). Chien-Po is the nicest one of the bunch, Yao is the hot-tempered bully and Ling is somewhere in the middle. They all become FireForgedFriends quickly though.



* TrueBlueFemininity: [[spoiler: When Mulan properly changes back into women's clothes to sneak inside the palace]], the dress is blue. [[spoiler: Ling, Yao and Chien-Po disguise themselves as concubines]] also with blue dresses.



* 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.

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* 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. Although it should be noted that Fa Zhou already clearly loves his daughter, and Mulan is instead trying to avoid dishonoring him.
11th Jun '17 9:42:56 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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''This entry is about the Disney animated film. For other works by the same name, see ''{{Mulan}}''.''

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''This entry is about the Disney Creator/{{Disney}} animated film. For other works by the same name, see ''{{Mulan}}''.''
2nd May '17 10:47:22 AM Writer-and-Artist27
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9th Apr '17 3:58:58 PM NightShade96
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* LaughOfLove: {{Invoked|Trope}} and {{exploited|Trope}} when Yao, Ling and Chien-Po disguise themselves as concubines and giggle while approaching Shan-Yu's guards in order to take them out.
9th Apr '17 12:59:47 PM nombretomado
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** An Asian ActionHero [[TheyFightCrime fights bad guys]] while paired up with a [[UncleTomfoolery wisecracking black guy]]. [[RushHour Didn't I see this last year?]]

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** An Asian ActionHero [[TheyFightCrime fights bad guys]] while paired up with a [[UncleTomfoolery wisecracking black guy]]. [[RushHour [[Film/RushHour Didn't I see this last year?]]
29th Mar '17 3:02:57 PM Az_Tech341
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* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Mulan herself is the only woman in the Chinese army. Her mother and grandmother feature prominently at the start but don't make more appearances until the end, whens he goes home. After all, [[JustifiedTrope there aren't supposed to be any women at all in the Chinese army.]]

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* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Mulan herself is the only woman in the Chinese army. Her mother and grandmother feature prominently at the start but don't make more appearances until the end, whens he goes home. After all, [[JustifiedTrope there aren't supposed to be any women at all in the Chinese army.]]



* TruthTellingSession: Mulan, Mushu, and Cri-kee have a very cathartic one after they hit RockBottom. Mulan says that she wanted to prove that she could something right after failing with the matchmaker, not just to save her father. Mushu says that not only did her ancestors ''not'' send him, they don't even like him. Cri-kee, while crying, confesses that he's not really lucky. It ends with a hug.

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* TruthTellingSession: Mulan, Mushu, and Cri-kee have a very cathartic one after they hit RockBottom. Mulan says that she wanted to prove that she could do something right after failing with the matchmaker, not just to save her father. Mushu says that not only did her ancestors ''not'' send him, they don't even neither sent him nor like him. Cri-kee, while crying, confesses that he's not really lucky. It ends with a hug.
29th Mar '17 9:10:18 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* ForgedMessage: Mushu gets Mulan's force into the war by having Cri-kee write a fake letter from the general urgently ordering the new recruits into action.
** However, said message turns out to be true and desperately needed. See AccidentalTruth example above

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* ForgedMessage: Mushu gets Mulan's force into the war by having Cri-kee write a fake letter from the general urgently ordering the new recruits into action.
** However,
action. Unknown to him, said message turns out to be true and desperately needed. See AccidentalTruth example above



** And who can forget Mushu's encouragement to Mulan: "Let's go kick some Hunny buns!"

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** And who can forget Mushu's encouragement to Mulan: "Let's go kick some Hunny buns!"



* GoofyPrintUnderwear: Falls on Mushu's face.

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* GoofyPrintUnderwear: Falls One of the soldiers is wearing anachronistic clothing and it falls on Mushu's face.



* GymClassRopeClimb: One of the training exercises is a variation of this.

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* GymClassRopeClimb: One of the training exercises is a variation of this.this; you have to climb a ''pole'' and you have to do it with two heavy weights attached to your wrists.



* TheHorde: The Huns.

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* TheHorde: The Huns.Huns pour into China from over the Great Wall to rampage and raze and generally bring out the end of the Chinese way of life. All of them look sinister.



* LastVillainStand: [[spoiler:Shan Yu after his army gets wiped out by an avalanche and his generals have been captured. He then proceeds to try and capture the emperor, and nearly succeeds.]]

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* LastVillainStand: [[spoiler:Shan Yu after his army gets wiped out by an avalanche and his generals have been captured. He then proceeds to try and capture the emperor, and nearly succeeds.]]



* LoveMakesYouDumb: Shang is an incredibly competent and professional soldier, not even letting his father's death distract him from the task at hand. Then he falls all over himself trying to speak to Mulan while she's a girl, but that point he didn't really need to be focused on Huns.

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* LoveMakesYouDumb: Shang is an incredibly competent and professional soldier, not even letting his father's death distract him from the task at hand. Then he falls all over himself trying to speak to Mulan while she's a girl, but by that point he didn't really need to be focused on Huns.



* SamusIsAGirl: [[spoiler:TheReveal when Mulan had recovered from her injury.]]



* 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. in the Chinese army. Her mother and grandmother feature prominently at the start. In this case, it's probably justified since start but don't make more appearances until the end, whens he goes home. After all, [[JustifiedTrope there aren't supposed to be any women at all in the Chinese army.]]



**The final one comes from Mulan's father, "the greatest gift and honor is having you for a daughter".



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

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* TruthTellingSession: Mulan, Mushu, and Cri-kee have a very cathartic one after they hit RockBottom. Mulan says that she wanted to prove that she could something right after failing with the matchmaker, not just to save her father. Mushu says that not only did her ancestors ''not'' send him, they don't even like him. Cri-kee, while crying, confesses that he's not really lucky. It ends with a hug.



* UnfamiliarCeiling: One scene gives the general impression of this, although no indication is given of how much time has passed.

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* %%% That is impressively vague and lacking in context.
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UnfamiliarCeiling: One scene gives the general impression of this, although no indication is given of how much time has passed.



* VillainousValour: There's a reason why Shan Yu is nowadays considered one of the most badass of Disney villains: he's strong enough to easily break down a barricaded door or effortlessly slice through a massive pillar with his sword. He's also very proud of his army, as shown at the beginning when he thought it was perfect that all of China knew they were coming after the signal fire was lit, and when he flatly refused to avoid the Imperial troops and instead opted to take them head on, knowing that they are the elite of China's armies.
* WarIsGlorious: ''Be a Man...''
* WarIsHell: [[spoiler:The village scene, complete with EmpathyDollShot.]]

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* VillainousValour: There's a reason why Shan Yu is nowadays considered one of the most badass of Disney villains: he's strong enough to easily break down a barricaded door or effortlessly slice through a massive pillar with his sword. He's also very proud of his army, as shown at the beginning when he thought it was perfect that all of China knew they were coming after the signal fire was lit, and when he flatly refused to avoid the Imperial troops and instead opted to take them head on, knowing that they are the elite of China's armies.
* WarIsGlorious: ''Be a Man...''
'' by going to war, killing the invaders, and protecting your country. That's the idea anyway; the reality of it is closer to WarIsHell.
* WarIsHell: [[spoiler:The razed village scene, complete with EmpathyDollShot.]]



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

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



* WholesomeCrossdresser: Mulan so she can save her father.

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* WholesomeCrossdresser: WholesomeCrossdresser:
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Mulan pretends to be a man so she can save her father.



** 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 been.
** 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 few 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 been.
** Shang later attempts a one-man version of this against Shan Yu in the imperial palace. [[CurbStompBattle He fails.]]succeeds as far as buying enough time for his subordinates to rescue the emperor. Shan-Yu is a second away from killing him when Mulan says IAmYourOpponent.
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).]]
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