History Fridge / KungFuPanda2

3rd Apr '16 3:01:17 AM Lancelot07
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** Even if the cannon exists and takes some of martial arts' spotlight away, it can still exist alongside it as it does today. Shen wanted to completely ''wipe kung fu out'' by imprisoning/killing off people capable of the art. It's not the same.



*** Well, she didn't accidentally stop his heart. So yeah, she's probably better at her art.

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*** Well, she didn't accidentally stop his heart. So yeah, she's probably better at her art.art.

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* Shifu denying Tigress to use her tiger instincts may very well be a result of his ordeal with Tai Lung, if he believes giving into raw, feline instinct is what created the darkness in the latter.
21st Mar '16 7:42:45 PM TheWildWestPyro
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** Po's way of defense has been used since the first movie. Look his fight with Tai Lung: many of Tai Lung's attacks ended up hurting him precisely because Po would roll with them and redirect their force in such a way to sock the poor leopard, including the very first and the one right before the Wuxi Finger Hold.

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** Po's way of defense has been used since the first movie. Look his fight with Tai Lung: many of Tai Lung's attacks ended up hurting him precisely because Po would simply roll with them and redirect their force in such a way to sock the poor poor, cocky leopard, including the very first and the one right before the Wuxi Finger Hold.
21st Mar '16 8:38:35 AM Mantyf
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* Tigress in the sequel is shown to be very adept at exploiting her opponent's movements, redirecting them to begin a throw and other "soft" moves that weren't part of her fighting style before. It is not very probable that she polished these because he anticipated the need to fight Po, particularly without harming him (too much). But it is entirely understandable that she wanted to expand her arsenal, after a direct application of her strength proved to be not enough to beat Tai Lung.

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* Tigress in the sequel is shown to be very adept at exploiting her opponent's movements, redirecting them to begin a throw and other "soft" moves that weren't part of her fighting style before. It is not very probable that she polished these because he anticipated the need to fight Po, particularly without harming him (too much). But it is entirely understandable that she wanted to expand her arsenal, after a direct application of her strength proved to be not enough to beat Tai Lung. Also, considering how closer they are, it might be the consequence of her speinding much time training with Po.
21st Mar '16 8:30:46 AM Mantyf
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* This troper was slightly bothered that Po managed to find Inner Peace so young and so fast, whereas Shifu had to go through many years to achieve it. Then I realized it makes perfect sense: Shifu was only ''confronted'' with the source of his inner turmoil at an old age, when he finally had to own up to the mistakes he committed with Tai Lung, and accept some of it was his fault and some of it ''wasn't''. Po found inner peace earlier because he had to face his inner turmoil earlier, dealing with his lost family. It is all a matter of facing your issues.

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* This troper was slightly bothered that Po managed to find Inner Peace so young and so fast, whereas Shifu had to go through many years to achieve it. Then I realized it makes perfect sense: Shifu was only ''confronted'' with the source of his inner turmoil at an old age, when he finally had to own up to the mistakes he committed with Tai Lung, and accept some of it was his fault and some of it ''wasn't''. Po found inner peace earlier because he had to face his inner turmoil earlier, dealing with his lost family. It is all a matter of facing your issues. Also, as seen in the first movie, Po always fought conflict within himself, while Shifu had to accept first that he was the problem, and not someone else.
19th Mar '16 4:40:11 PM Deathhacker
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** [[spoiler: The sequel to this movie reveals why: Pandas were believed to be an ancient order of monks who knew how to manipulate Chi, to the point that the Warlord Kai wanted their power for his own to conquer China. This actually explains Shen's dogged determination to use his invention to end kung fu; Chi manipulation was another form of Kung Fu and Shen feared that it would be the method used to take him down due to the prophecy, so he was determined to invent something to counter it at all cost. Gunpowder just so happened to be nearby...]]
1st Feb '16 6:36:18 PM creader
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* Tigress' story in this short is very similar to Po's story in the first ''Kung Fu Panda''. Namely, she struggles with attempting a fighting style that doesn't fit her, Shifu treats her badly, she has a talk with Oogway under the peach tree that motivates her, and in the end, she realizes that she fights the best when she uses her own technique.



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* Tigress' story in this short is very similar to Po's story in the first ''Kung Fu Panda''. Namely, she struggles with attempting a fighting style that doesn't fit her, Shifu treats her badly, she has a talk with Oogway under the peach tree that motivates her, and in the end, she realizes that she fights the best when she uses her own technique.


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1st Feb '16 6:35:33 PM creader
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[[AC:Secrets of the Scroll]]
* Tigress' story in this short is very similar to Po's story in the first ''Kung Fu Panda''. Namely, she struggles with attempting a fighting style that doesn't fit her, Shifu treats her badly, she has a talk with Oogway under the peach tree that motivates her, and in the end, she realizes that she fights the best when she uses her own technique.


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9th Jan '16 4:32:29 PM Lancelot07
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** There's a very small 'hint' from Tigress during the boat scene that might slip by most people. When Po comments on her training having given her rock-hard arms as being "severely cool!", Tigress smiles and slowly blinks at him. If one where to read up on tigers, one would find that they do not purr; to show happiness, ''they squint and slowly blink.'' Tigress must have really liked that compliment from him.
4th Jan '16 2:55:33 PM Lancelot07
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** Good point, although with the Wolf Boss vs Tai Lung thing, then Tai Lung wasn't trying to punch Po, he was striking for his nerve points while the Wolf Boss just went for a gut punch. It might be why Po felt one and not the other.
4th Jan '16 2:51:32 PM Lancelot07
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* The Soothsayer's prophecy states that Shen will be defeated by a "warrior of black-and-white". It takes some thinking to realise that the "warrior of black and white" in the prophecy is [[spoiler:''Shen himself''. His primary colours are also black and white. Note that the cannons and the gunpowder are black. There is a brief, stylized shot showing Shen with half his face black paralleling the ying-yang symbol, and it is the smoke figure of Shen that transforms into the yin-yang symbol when the Soothsayer tries to predict his fate. And in the final confrontation, some of Shen's white feathers are covered in black soot. Over the course of the movie, including the backstory, Shen loses his parents, his right to the throne of Gongmen city (and eventually destroys even its symbol, the throne itself, upon returning), his old home, his surrogate mother, and his oldest and only remaining friend, all through his own actions. Even the destruction of his remaining forces in the finale comes from deflected cannon shots he ordered to fire. Finally, in the last battle against Po, he directly contributed to the wreck of his cannon falling on him by accidentally cutting the ropes during the fight. Indeed, it can be argued that Shen defeated and destroyed himself quite thoroughly, and maybe he even realizes the irony, when he calmly allows the cannon to crush him]].

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* The Soothsayer's prophecy states that Shen will be defeated by a "warrior of black-and-white". It takes some thinking to realise that the "warrior of black and white" in the prophecy is [[spoiler:''Shen [[spoiler:might be ''Shen himself''. His primary colours are also black and white. Note that the cannons and the gunpowder are black. There is a brief, stylized shot showing Shen with half his face black paralleling the ying-yang symbol, and it is the smoke figure of Shen that transforms into the yin-yang symbol when the Soothsayer tries to predict his fate. And in the final confrontation, some of Shen's white feathers are covered in black soot. Over the course of the movie, including the backstory, Shen loses his parents, his right to the throne of Gongmen city (and eventually destroys even its symbol, the throne itself, upon returning), his old home, his surrogate mother, and his oldest and only remaining friend, all through his own actions. Even the destruction of his remaining forces in the finale comes from deflected cannon shots he ordered to fire. Finally, in the last battle against Po, he directly contributed to the wreck of his cannon falling on him by accidentally cutting the ropes during the fight. Indeed, it can be argued that Shen defeated and destroyed himself quite thoroughly, and maybe he even realizes the irony, when he calmly allows the cannon to crush him]].
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