History Film / CrouchingTigerHiddenDragon

11th Apr '16 9:58:28 AM AnotherGuy
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* YourDaysAreNumbered: Invoked by Jade Fox [[spoiler: after shooting a poison dart into Li Mu Bai]].
14th Mar '16 7:56:17 AM Mengde
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** The name changes cause Western audiences to miss out on some subtext: the last character in "Jiaolong" is "dragon," and the last character in "Xiaohu" is "tiger."
26th Feb '16 3:23:12 PM TargetmasterJoe
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A sequel has been produced, and is due to be released in late 2015 or early 2016, pending some vendor issues [[note]]The producers were angling for a simultaneous theatrical and {{Creator/Netflix}} release, but the theater chains pulled out.[[/note]]

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A %%A sequel has been produced, and is due to be released in late 2015 or early 2016, pending some vendor issues [[note]]The producers were angling for a simultaneous theatrical and {{Creator/Netflix}} release, but the theater chains pulled out.[[/note]]
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A sequel called ''Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny'' has recently been released on Creator/{{Netflix}} on February 25, 2016.
28th Jan '16 6:33:06 AM AnotherGuy
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* NonchalantDodge: Li Mu Bai does this while "training" Jen.
21st Dec '15 11:34:46 PM spirasen
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* PlotDevice: The Green Destiny a NamedWeapon, without which, the plot could not have moved forward and forces the characters to act to get it back.

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* PlotDevice: The Green Destiny a NamedWeapon, [[NamedWeapons Named Weapon]], without which, the plot could not have moved forward and forces the characters to act to get it back.
21st Dec '15 11:30:45 PM spirasen
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* DeathOfTheHypotenuse: Shu Lien's fiancé and [[BacktoBackBadasses Mu Bai's best friend]], Meng Si Zhao, was killed in battle defending Mu Bai's life. However, for years, Shu Lien and Mu Bai refused to enter into a relationship, out of respect and honour for their friend and her fiancée. The possibility that he might have been pleased to have the two people dearest to him come together, after a respectable period of mourning, unfortunately never occurs to either.

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* DeathOfTheHypotenuse: Shu Lien's fiancé and [[BacktoBackBadasses Mu Bai's best friend]], Meng Si Zhao, was killed in battle defending Mu Bai's life. However, for years, Shu Lien and Mu Bai refused to enter into a relationship, out of respect and honour for their friend and her fiancée.fiancé. The possibility that he might have been pleased to have the two people dearest to him come together, after a respectable period of mourning, unfortunately never occurs to either.
21st Dec '15 11:29:30 PM spirasen
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* DeathOfTheHypotenuse: Shu Lien's fiancée and [[BacktoBackBadasses Mu Bai's best friend]], Meng Si Zhao, was killed in battle defending Mu Bai's life. However, for years, Shu Lien and Mu Bai refused to enter into a relationship, out of respect and honour for their friend and her fiancée. The possibility that he might have been pleased to have the two people dearest to him come together, after a respectable period of mourning, unfortunately never occurs to either.

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* DeathOfTheHypotenuse: Shu Lien's fiancée fiancé and [[BacktoBackBadasses Mu Bai's best friend]], Meng Si Zhao, was killed in battle defending Mu Bai's life. However, for years, Shu Lien and Mu Bai refused to enter into a relationship, out of respect and honour for their friend and her fiancée. The possibility that he might have been pleased to have the two people dearest to him come together, after a respectable period of mourning, unfortunately never occurs to either.
21st Dec '15 11:20:25 PM spirasen
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* TheHecateSisters: Jen as the maiden, Shu Lien as the mother and Jade Fox as the crone.

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* TheHecateSisters: Jen as the maiden, Shu Lien as the mother mother, and Jade Fox as the crone.



* ItsPersonal: Policeman Tsai and his daughter challenge Jade Fox, after she had killed their wife/mother.

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* ItsPersonal: Policeman Tsai and his daughter challenge Jade Fox, after she had killed their wife/mother.his wife and her mother.



* RevealingSkill: Shu Lien suspected that the governor's daughter Jen was more than she claimed to be, and had martial arts training. Shu Lien confirmed these suspicions by deliberately dropping a tea cupóJen caught it in midair and returned it to the table, without spilling a single drop.

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* RevealingSkill: Shu Lien suspected that the governor's daughter Jen was more than she claimed to be, and had martial arts training. Shu Lien confirmed these suspicions by deliberately dropping a tea cupóJen cup -- Jen caught it in midair and returned it to the table, without spilling a single drop.



* ShroudedInMyth: The Green Destiny, Li Mu Bai himself.

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* ShroudedInMyth: The Green Destiny, Destiny and Li Mu Bai himself.



* SparedByTheAdaptation: In the good ending of the GBA version, [[http://www.vgmuseum.com/end/gba/e/crouch.htm Li Mu Bai]] [[spoiler:survives]].

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* SparedByTheAdaptation: In the good ending of the GBA [[UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance GBA]] version, [[http://www.vgmuseum.com/end/gba/e/crouch.htm Li Mu Bai]] [[spoiler:survives]].[[spoiler: survives]].



* StrawFeminist: Jade Fox. She basically comes off as a low-level misandrist after Li Mu Bai's teacher refused to actually teach her, since apparently women can't train at Wudang. It seems, however, that Shu Lien is at least somewhat Wudang experienced as well, as she is the only character other than Mu Bai that can defeat Jen. She can also do the gravity defying WireFu that only people that learned at/stole technique books from Wudang can do. More concretely, Mu Bai says that for Jen, they would surely make an exception, and he (literally) fights to get her to be his student. Maybe Mu Bai's teacher saw that Jade Fox was less than scrupulous, rather than just passing her over due to sex. Seems like sour grapes on her part. [[spoiler: [[FridgeBrilliance Or maybe that's really why she wanted to kill Jen, instead of the fact that she hid her skill and kept Fox from improving.]]]]

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* StrawFeminist: Jade Fox. She basically comes off as a low-level misandrist after Li Mu Bai's teacher refused to actually teach her, since apparently women can't train at Wudang. It seems, however, that Shu Lien is at least somewhat Wudang experienced as well, as she is the only character other than Mu Bai that can defeat Jen. She can also do the gravity defying WireFu that only people that learned at/stole at / stole technique books from Wudang can do. More concretely, Mu Bai says that for Jen, they would surely make an exception, and he (literally) fights to get her to be his student. Maybe Mu Bai's teacher saw that Jade Fox was less than scrupulous, rather than just passing her over due to sex. Seems like sour grapes on her part. [[spoiler: [[FridgeBrilliance Or maybe that's really why she wanted to kill Jen, instead of the fact that she hid her skill and kept Fox from improving.]]]]
21st Dec '15 11:00:24 PM spirasen
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* AbsurdlySharpBlade: Green Destiny.

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* AbsurdlySharpBlade: The Green Destiny.



* DuelToTheDeath: This movie has a duel in which a father and daughter challenge an old villain who slew their wife/mother. Later, Jen, armed with Green Destiny, fights Yu Shu Lien, armed with a variety of weapons, though the duel is not lethal.

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* DuelToTheDeath: This movie has a duel in which a father and daughter challenge an old villain who slew their wife/mother. Later, Jen, armed with the Green Destiny, fights Yu Shu Lien, armed with a variety of weapons, though the duel is not lethal.



* LegendaryWeapon: The sword Green Destiny, an AbsurdlySharpBlade famously wielded by Li Mu Bai and which serves as a MacGuffin for much of the movie.

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* LegendaryWeapon: The sword Green Destiny, Destiny sword, an AbsurdlySharpBlade famously wielded by Li Mu Bai and which serves as a MacGuffin for much of the movie.



* NamedWeapons: Green Destiny.
* {{Ninja}}: The thief of Green Destiny. Another character is also briefly one, though he was quickly caught and unmasked.

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* NamedWeapons: The Green Destiny.
* {{Ninja}}: The thief of the Green Destiny. Another character is also briefly one, though he was quickly caught and unmasked.



* WallOfWeapons: Yu Shu Lien is using a Wall of Weapons to try to defeat Jen Yu who wields the legendary sword Green Destiny.

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* WallOfWeapons: Yu Shu Lien is using a Wall of Weapons to try to defeat Jen Yu who wields the legendary sword The Green Destiny.
21st Dec '15 10:56:05 PM spirasen
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A noble and well-known Wudang fighter, Li Mubai, decides to retire in 1778 after his failure to find the murderer of his master. This murderer was his mistress, Jade Fox, who was embittered by his refusal to teach a woman the Wudang technique. Although his estranged LadyOfWar friend, Yu Shu-Lien, tries to talk him out of it, Li asks her to deliver his famed sword, the [[NamedWeapons Green Destiny]], to a friend, Sir Te, so Li can leave his warrior past behind. Knowing the sword's deadly potential, however, Sir Te asks Shu Lien to have it safely stored in capital of Beijing instead. When Yu delivers the Green Destiny to the house of a governor, she meets the governor's headstrong daughter, the RebelliousPrincess Jen, and they become close owing to Jen's fascination with Shu Lien's free warrior life. Shu Lien realizes that Jen resents her ArrangedMarriage, longing to become a romantic adventurer like those of fairy tales.

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A noble and well-known Wudang fighter, Li Mubai, Mu Bai, decides to retire in 1778 after his failure to find the murderer of his master. This murderer was his mistress, Jade Fox, who was embittered by his refusal to teach a woman the Wudang technique. Although his estranged LadyOfWar friend, Yu Shu-Lien, Shu Lien, tries to talk him out of it, Li asks her to deliver his famed sword, the [[NamedWeapons Green Destiny]], to a friend, Sir Te, so Li can leave his warrior past behind. Knowing the sword's deadly potential, however, Sir Te asks Shu Lien to have it safely stored in the capital of Beijing instead. When Yu delivers the Green Destiny to the house of a governor, she meets the governor's headstrong daughter, the RebelliousPrincess Jen, and they become close owing to Jen's fascination with Shu Lien's free warrior life. Shu Lien realizes that Jen resents her ArrangedMarriage, longing to become a romantic adventurer like those of fairy tales.



A sequel has been produced, and is due to be released in late 2015 or early 2016, pending some vendor issues[[note]]The producers were angling for a simultaneous theatrical and {{Creator/Netflix}} release, but the theater chains pulled out.[[/note]]

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A sequel has been produced, and is due to be released in late 2015 or early 2016, pending some vendor issues[[note]]The issues [[note]]The producers were angling for a simultaneous theatrical and {{Creator/Netflix}} release, but the theater chains pulled out.[[/note]]





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* ActionGirl: Jen and Shu Lien
** The film featured two of Hong Kong cinema's most famous Action Girls, Cheng Pei Pei from the 60s and 70s (Jade Fox) and Michelle Yeoh from the 80s and 90s (Shu Lien), along with Zhang Ziyi (Jen), whom Ang Lee saw as a star of the future.
* AfterActionHealingDrama: after Li Mubai is poisoned.
* AlasPoorVillain: Jade Fox, who was really an embittered old woman abandoned who felt betrayed by her protege (Jen) at the end.

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* ActionGirl: Jen and Shu Lien
Lien.
** The film featured two of Hong Kong UsefulNotes/HongKong cinema's most famous Action Girls, Cheng Pei Pei from the 60s '60s and 70s '70s (Jade Fox) and Michelle Yeoh from the 80s '80s and 90s '90s (Shu Lien), along with Zhang Ziyi (Jen), whom Ang Lee saw as a star of the future.
future.
* AfterActionHealingDrama: after After Li Mubai Mu Bai is poisoned.
* AlasPoorVillain: Jade Fox, who was really an embittered old woman abandoned who felt betrayed by her protege protégé (Jen) at the end.



* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Though Lo is less of a bad boy and more of a LovableRogue who fell for Jen because of both her beauty and [[LoveAtFirstPunch her utter refusal to bow down to him]]

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* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Though Lo is less of a bad boy and more of a LovableRogue who fell for Jen because of both her beauty and [[LoveAtFirstPunch her utter refusal to bow down to him]]him]].



* ArrogantKungFuGirl: Jen fits in this trope to an extent, particularly in the latter half of the story. She has TheGift of the art of Wudan, uses it arrogantly, and treats a lot of people she meets as enemies. A rare example who is both female and a protagonist of sorts.

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* ArrogantKungFuGirl: Jen fits in this trope to an extent, particularly in the latter half of the story. She has TheGift of the art of Wudan, Wudang, uses it arrogantly, and treats a lot of people she meets as enemies. A rare example who is both female and a protagonist of sorts.



-->'''Jade Fox:''' Believe me, I've a lesson or two left to teach you![[note]]Spoiler: she does.[[/note]]

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-->'''Jade Fox:''' Believe me, I've a lesson or two left to teach you![[note]]Spoiler: she you! [[note]]Spoiler: She does.[[/note]]



* BaldOfAwesome: Li Mubai among others.

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* BaldOfAwesome: Li Mubai Mu Bai among others.



* BattleCouple: Implied to be Li Mubai and She Lien, if they could ever get the couple part right.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Jen wants to run away from her ArrangedMarriage and live a vagabond's life with her rebellious lover. [[spoiler:She gets exactly that, at the cost of her family and Mu Bai's mentorship - not to mention his ''life''. Breaking free of the system got her what she thought she wanted, but if she'd stayed and looked for loopholes in the society she lived in - Shu-Lien's offer of official training - she might have been able to have ''both''. Her family would have been proud to have a Wudan warrior as a daughter, but they obviously couldn't marry such a daughter off as a bargaining chip, as the only kind of man who'd be willing to live with a Wudan warrior would have been, well, a rebel.]]

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* BattleCouple: Implied to be Li Mubai Mu Bai and She Shu Lien, if they could ever get the couple part right.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Jen wants to run away from her ArrangedMarriage and live a vagabond's life with her rebellious lover. [[spoiler:She [[spoiler: She gets exactly that, at the cost of her family and Mu Bai's mentorship - -- not to mention his ''life''. Breaking free of the system got her what she thought she wanted, but if she'd stayed and looked for loopholes in the society she lived in - Shu-Lien's -- Shu Lien's offer of official training - -- she might have been able to have ''both''. Her family would have been proud to have a Wudan Wudang warrior as a daughter, but they obviously couldn't marry such a daughter off as a bargaining chip, as the only kind of man who'd be willing to live with a Wudan Wudang warrior would have been, well, a rebel.]]



* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: After killing Jade Fox and avenging his master, Li Mubai dies of poisoning in Shu Lien's arms, finally confessing his love for her as they share a LastKiss. OTOH, Jen is finally free from her family, so she and Lo are ultimately reunited]]... only for Jen to [[spoiler:have to leap off the side of Wudan Mountain in order to make her and Lo's "wishes" come true. It's strongly implied that [[TogetherInDeath this is the only way they'll get to be happy together]], [[RedemptionEqualsDeath considering all of Jen's transgressions]].]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: After killing Jade Fox and avenging his master, Li Mubai Mu Bai dies of poisoning in Shu Lien's arms, finally confessing his love for her as they share a LastKiss. OTOH, On the other hand, Jen is finally free from her family, so she and Lo are ultimately reunited]]... only Only for Jen to [[spoiler:have [[spoiler: have to leap off the side of Wudan Wudang Mountain in order to make her and Lo's "wishes" come true. It's strongly implied that [[TogetherInDeath this is the only way they'll get to be happy together]], [[RedemptionEqualsDeath considering all of Jen's transgressions]].]]



* BrokenBird: Jen, and to a degree Shu Lien

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* BrokenBird: Jen, and to a degree Shu LienLien.



* CannotSpitItOut: Very tragically played with Li Mubai and Shu Lien, who are clearly in love with each other but can't act on it [[spoiler: because Shu Lien's deceased fiancé [[BacktoBackbadasses was Li Mubai's partner and best friend]], and Mubai [[MyGreatestFailure couldn't save his life]].]] In fact, Sir Te lampshades the trope ''several'' times, urging Shu Lien (and IIRC, Mubai as well) to just act on their mutual love.

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* CannotSpitItOut: Very tragically played with Li Mubai Mu Bai and Shu Lien, who are clearly in love with each other but can't act on it [[spoiler: because Shu Lien's deceased fiancé [[BacktoBackbadasses was Li Mubai's Mu Bai's partner and best friend]], and Mubai Mu Bai [[MyGreatestFailure couldn't save his life]].]] In fact, Sir Te lampshades the trope ''several'' times, urging Shu Lien (and IIRC, Mubai Mu Bai as well) to just act on their mutual love.



* CoolBigSis: Jen sees Shu Lien as this at first, even calling her "older sister".
* CoolSword: the Green Destiny.
* CoverBlowingSuperpower: Jen catching a teacup (another character deliberately dropped it to make her reveal her skills).
* DeathByAdaptation: Li Mubai and (possibly) Jen. However both of their "death scenes" are vague enough for them to have survived.
* DeathOfTheHypotenuse: Shu Lien's fiancee and [[BacktoBackBadasses Mu Bai's best friend]], Meng Si Zhao, was killed in battle defending Mu Bai's life. However, for years, Shu Lien and Mu Bai refused to enter into a relationship, out of respect and honour for their friend/fiancee. The possibility that he might have been pleased to have the two people dearest to him come together, after a respectable period of mourning, unfortunately never occurs to either.

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* CoolBigSis: Jen sees Shu Lien as this at first, even calling her "older sister".
sister."
* CoolSword: the The Green Destiny.
* CoverBlowingSuperpower: Jen catching a teacup (another character deliberately dropped it to make her reveal her skills).
skills).
* DeathByAdaptation: Li Mubai Mu Bai and (possibly) Jen. However both of their "death scenes" are vague enough for them to have survived.
* DeathOfTheHypotenuse: Shu Lien's fiancee fiancée and [[BacktoBackBadasses Mu Bai's best friend]], Meng Si Zhao, was killed in battle defending Mu Bai's life. However, for years, Shu Lien and Mu Bai refused to enter into a relationship, out of respect and honour for their friend/fiancee.friend and her fiancée. The possibility that he might have been pleased to have the two people dearest to him come together, after a respectable period of mourning, unfortunately never occurs to either.



** Lo was originally named Jiaohu, and Sir Te was Be Laye
* DuelToTheDeath: This movie has a duel in which a father and daughter challenge an old villain who slew their wife/mother. Later, Jen, armed with Green Destiny, fights Yu Shu-lien, armed with a variety of weapons, though the duel is not lethal.
* EmpathicWeapon: The Green Destiny always described as a mystical, ancient weapon made out of "no ordinary metal" which only the hero can properly wield, although we never see it actually betray its thief, talk, or do anything similarly magical besides look really cool. And cut through basically anything, resulting in the complete destruction of first a tea house and later on every weapon in Shu Lien's armory.

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** Lo was originally named Jiaohu, Xiaohu, and Sir Te was Be Laye
Bei Leye.
* DuelToTheDeath: This movie has a duel in which a father and daughter challenge an old villain who slew their wife/mother. Later, Jen, armed with Green Destiny, fights Yu Shu-lien, Shu Lien, armed with a variety of weapons, though the duel is not lethal.
lethal.
* EmpathicWeapon: The Green Destiny always described as a mystical, ancient weapon made out of "no ordinary metal" which only the hero can properly wield, although we never see it actually betray its thief, talk, or do anything similarly magical besides look really cool. And cut through basically anything, resulting in the complete destruction of first a tea house and later on every weapon in Shu Lien's armory.



* EvilMentor: Jade Fox, to Jen
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: Tsai getting ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice - in his ''forehead''.

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* EvilMentor: Jade Fox, to Jen
Jen.
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: Tsai getting ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice - -- in his ''forehead''.



* FamedInStory: Li Mu-bai.

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* FamedInStory: Li Mu-bai.Mu Bai.



* HeelFaceTurn: Jen, right before the end as [[spoiler: Jade Fox dies and Li Mubai lies poisoned decides to help the heros out.]]
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:Jade Fox gets killed by the pieces of her own shattered sword.]]

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* HeelFaceTurn: Jen, right before the end as [[spoiler: Jade Fox dies and Li Mubai Mu Bai lies poisoned decides to help the heros heroes out.]]
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:Jade [[spoiler: Jade Fox gets killed by the pieces of her own shattered sword.]]



* IAmNotLeftHanded: Li Mubai more or less holds back with Jen, despite her wielding the Green Destiny. He could ''take'' it anytime he likes (and does so!), but ItsTheJourneyThatCounts.

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* IAmNotLeftHanded: Li Mubai Mu Bai more or less holds back with Jen, despite her wielding the Green Destiny. He could ''take'' it anytime he likes (and does so!), but ItsTheJourneyThatCounts.



* ImprovisedWeapon: [[MemeticBadass Li Mubai]] can school you with a stick.

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* ImprovisedWeapon: [[MemeticBadass Li Mubai]] Mu Bai]] can school you with a stick.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Lo

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: LoLo.



* LegendaryWeapon: The sword Green Destiny, an AbsurdlySharpBlade famously wielded by Li Mubai and which serves as a MacGuffin for much of the movie.

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* LegendaryWeapon: The sword Green Destiny, an AbsurdlySharpBlade famously wielded by Li Mubai Mu Bai and which serves as a MacGuffin for much of the movie.



* LoveAtFirstPunch: Lo and Jen

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* LoveAtFirstPunch: Lo and JenJen.



* MagicalRealism: as one reviewer put it, "You ''will'' believe a Chinese person can fly."
* MasterSwordsman: Li Mubai, of course. He demonstrates the superiority of his technique to Jen using ''a twig'' at one point.

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* MagicalRealism: as As one reviewer put it, it: "You ''will'' believe a Chinese person can fly."
* MasterSwordsman: Li Mubai, Mu Bai, of course. He demonstrates the superiority of his technique to Jen using ''a twig'' at one point.



* MeaningfulName: "Jen" is just what the American translator slapped on her; in Chinese it's "Jiaolong". Likewise, Lo is "Xiaohu." These translate as something about a dragon and a tiger, respectively...

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* MeaningfulName: "Jen" is just what the American translator slapped on her; in Chinese it's "Jiaolong". "Jiaolong." Likewise, Lo is "Xiaohu." These translate as something about a dragon and a tiger, respectively...



* MotiveRant: Jade Fox tells Jen that the priests of Wudan are womanizers and would not let a woman learn the art of wu shu.

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* MotiveRant: Jade Fox tells Jen that the priests of Wudan Wudang are womanizers and would not let a woman learn the art of wu shu.Wushu.



* RebelliousPrincess: Jen
* RevealingSkill: Shu Lien suspected that the governor's daughter Jen was more than she claimed to be, and had martial arts training. Shu Lien confirmed these suspicions by deliberately dropping a tea cupóJen caught it in midair and returned it to the table, without spilling a single drop.

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* RebelliousPrincess: Jen
Jen.
* RevealingSkill: Shu Lien suspected that the governor's daughter Jen was more than she claimed to be, and had martial arts training. Shu Lien confirmed these suspicions by deliberately dropping a tea cupóJen caught it in midair and returned it to the table, without spilling a single drop.



* SceneryPorn: The bamboo forest. The deserts and mountains of Xinjiang. [[TheShangriLa The Temple of Wudan Mountain]] (a {{real life}} temple stand-in!)
* TheShangriLa: The Temple of Wudan Mountain, where Li Mubai learned the ''deepest'' secrets.

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* SceneryPorn: The bamboo forest. The deserts and mountains of Xinjiang. [[TheShangriLa The Temple of Wudan Wudang Mountain]] (a {{real life}} temple stand-in!)
stand-in!)
* TheShangriLa: The Temple of Wudan Wudang Mountain, where Li Mubai Mu Bai learned the ''deepest'' secrets.



** DeathByAdaptation: he also does so in the novel this movie is based on.

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** DeathByAdaptation: he He also does so in the novel this movie is based on.



* StarCrossedLovers: Li Mubai and Shu Lien, Jen and Lo. [[spoiler: The first couple don't get together, the second do. To a point. (See BittersweetEnding.)]]
* StrawFeminist: Jade Fox. She basically comes off as a low-level misandrist after Li Mu Bai's teacher refused to actually teach her, since apparently women can't train at Wudan. It seems, however, that Shu Lien is at least somewhat Wudan experienced as well, as she is the only character other than Mu Bai that can defeat Jen. She can also do the gravity-defying WireFu that only people that learned at/stole technique books from Wudan can do. More concretely, Mu Bai says that for Jen, they would surely make an exception, and he (literally) fights to get her to be his student. Maybe Mu Bai's teacher saw that Jade Fox was less than scrupulous, rather than just passing her over due to sex. Seems like sour grapes on her part. [[spoiler:[[FridgeBrilliance Or maybe that's really why she wanted to kill Jen, instead of the fact that she hid her skill and kept Fox from improving.]]]]

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* StarCrossedLovers: Li Mubai Mu Bai and Shu Lien, Jen and Lo. [[spoiler: The first couple don't get together, the second do. To a point. (See BittersweetEnding.)]]
* StrawFeminist: Jade Fox. She basically comes off as a low-level misandrist after Li Mu Bai's teacher refused to actually teach her, since apparently women can't train at Wudan. Wudang. It seems, however, that Shu Lien is at least somewhat Wudan Wudang experienced as well, as she is the only character other than Mu Bai that can defeat Jen. She can also do the gravity-defying gravity defying WireFu that only people that learned at/stole technique books from Wudan Wudang can do. More concretely, Mu Bai says that for Jen, they would surely make an exception, and he (literally) fights to get her to be his student. Maybe Mu Bai's teacher saw that Jade Fox was less than scrupulous, rather than just passing her over due to sex. Seems like sour grapes on her part. [[spoiler:[[FridgeBrilliance [[spoiler: [[FridgeBrilliance Or maybe that's really why she wanted to kill Jen, instead of the fact that she hid her skill and kept Fox from improving.]]]]



* TheTimeOfLegends: Nominally set in "pre-modern" China, but people can fly and no one bats an eye.

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* TheTimeOfLegends: Nominally set in "pre-modern" China, UsefulNotes/{{China}}, but people can fly and no one bats an eye.



* VillainExitStageLeft: Jade Fox is almost killed by Li Mu Bai, but escapes the legendary warrior - who is capable of RoofHopping to the point of flight - by jumping over a wall. And he just lets her get away. Justified, Li Mu Bai wanted to steal her apprentice, if he'd pursued he probably would have had to kill them both. Even killing Jade Fox would kill any chances of getting the apprentice.
* VillainForgotToLevelGrind: Although Jade Fox stole the Wudan 'secrets'[[spoiler:, Jen Yu is the one who learned from them and didn't share it with her master. Jade Fox was aware of this when seeing the fight between Li Mu Bai and her apprentice Jen Yu when she was able to give him more of a fight than herself, thus she tries to kill her apprentice near the end.]]

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* VillainExitStageLeft: Jade Fox is almost killed by Li Mu Bai, but escapes the legendary warrior - -- who is capable of RoofHopping to the point of flight - -- by jumping over a wall. And he just lets her get away. Justified, Li Mu Bai wanted to steal her apprentice, if he'd pursued he probably would have had to kill them both. Even killing Jade Fox would kill any chances of getting the apprentice.
* VillainForgotToLevelGrind: Although Jade Fox stole the Wudan Wudang 'secrets'[[spoiler:, Jen Yu is the one who learned from them and didn't share it with her master. Jade Fox was aware of this when seeing the fight between Li Mu Bai and her apprentice Jen Yu when she was able to give him more of a fight than herself, thus she tries to kill her apprentice near the end.]]



* WaifFu: Jen

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* WaifFu: JenJen.



* WarriorTherapist: ''Both'' Li Mubai and Shu Lien.

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* WarriorTherapist: ''Both'' Li Mubai Mu Bai and Shu Lien.



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