History WesternAnimation / KungFuPanda

25th Jul '16 2:08:39 AM AlienPatch
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* HardWorkHardlyWorks: While Po works very hard during his training montage, but still probably not as hard as the Furious Five or Tai Lung in the backstory. And certainly nowhere near as long.

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* HardWorkHardlyWorks: While Po works very hard during his training montage, but it's still probably not as hard as the Furious Five or Tai Lung in the backstory.Five. And certainly nowhere near as long. Yet in the end he succeeds where they failed.
** This would also be Tai Lung's story in a nutshell. The guy trained real hard for years to one day become the Dragon Warrior, but Oogway denied him the privilege because he wasn't TheChosenOne. And in the end, despite having vastly superior training to said Chosen One's, Tai Lung was defeated with relative ease thanks to Po's raw talent, obsession with food and body fat..



* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:Po suffers this most prominently when he looks inside the dragon scroll to find out it was nothing. Po gets better after he finds out the true meaning with unexpected help from his father.]]

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* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:Po suffers this most prominently when he looks inside the dragon scroll to find out it was nothing. Po He gets better after he finds out the true meaning with unexpected help from his father.]]
7th Jul '16 8:06:33 AM SithkingZero
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: The acupuncture scene. While mostly there for comedy, it gives an early hint [[spoiler:about Po's nerve points being hard to hit under all his blubber.]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: The acupuncture scene. While mostly there for comedy, it gives an early hint [[spoiler:about Po's nerve points being hard to hit under all his blubber.blu- [[LastSecondWordSwap fur]].]]



** In a more minor example, when Shifu sends a goose to Chor-Ghom, said goose briefly hits a pillar and a few feathers fall off. [[spoiler: this is how Tai Lung escapes.]]



** Master Shifu when Po tells him he's known all along that Shifu was trying to get rid of him, but he stayed because Shifu was the greatest Kung Fu Master in all of China. Since Shifu has been acting like a JerkAss and not a teacher (contrary to his own Master's wishes), he can't help feeling guilty.

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** Master Shifu when Po tells him he's known all along that Shifu was trying to get rid of him, but he stayed because Shifu was the greatest Kung Fu Master in all of China.China and was hoping that Shifu could teach him how to not be someone that he himself despised. Since Shifu has been acting like a JerkAss and not a teacher (contrary to his own Master's wishes), he can't help feeling guilty.



* IJustWantToBeSpecial: A central theme of the movie as demonstrated by Po's dream of being a legendary warrior.

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* IJustWantToBeSpecial: A central theme of the movie as demonstrated by Po's dream of being a legendary warrior. There's more to it than that, though- Po suffers from ''extremely'' low self-esteem and despises the life he has now.



* ImprobableChopsticksSkill: Part of Po's improvised training.

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* ImprobableChopsticksSkill: Part of Po's improvised training. Shifu as well, as he taught Po.



* InterspeciesAdoption: Po's father is a goose. The first movie manages not to bring this up at all, aside from a BaitAndSwitch in which his dad sits him down to tell him an important secret... the secret ingredient in the soup. The sequel provides some backstory, though.

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* InterspeciesAdoption: Po's father is a goose. The first movie manages not to bring this up at all, aside from a BaitAndSwitch in which his dad sits him down to tell him an important secret... the secret ingredient in the soup. The sequel provides some backstory, though.though, and the third film expands on this further.



* {{Kevlard}}: [[spoiler: One reason Po was chosen.]]

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* {{Kevlard}}: [[spoiler: One reason Po was chosen.]] It makes him immune to nerve attacks!]]



** Tigress has some key parallels with Tai Lung, as well. Most notably they both wanted to be the Dragon Warrior, and both were denied the privilege. They're also [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Arrogant Kung Fu Kitties]]

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** Tigress has some key parallels with Tai Lung, as well. Most notably they both wanted to be the Dragon Warrior, and both were denied the privilege. They're also [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Arrogant Kung Fu Kitties]]Kitties]] who were adopted by Shifu, and are [[WellDoneSonGuy upset that their father figure didn't show them the love and respect they wanted.]]



* TheParalyzer: Tai Lung's nerve strike, which he learned from Oogway.

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* TheParalyzer: Tai Lung's nerve strike, which he learned from Oogway. [[spoiler: Thanks to Po's {{Kevlard}} nature, it doesn't work against the Dragon Warrior.]]



* ShapedLikeItself: Chor-Ghom essentially means: "the prison of Prison."

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* ShapedLikeItself: Chor-Ghom essentially means: "the prison of Prison." We also have "Master Shifu," which means "Master Master."



* EarlyBirdCameo: Master Rhino shows up in this special [[spoiler: the same character who was only in the second movie for mere minutes before Shen killed him]]

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* EarlyBirdCameo: Master Rhino shows up in this special [[spoiler: the same character who was only in the second movie for mere minutes before Shen killed him]]him]].
3rd Jul '16 3:12:55 AM morenohijazo
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* SpareAMessenger:
** After his OneManArmy rampage through the thousand guards of his TailorMadePrison, Tai Lung encounters the SoleSurvivor, a duck messenger sent by Master Shifu, seizes him by the neck and...in the [[MoodWhiplash smooth, cultured rumble]] of Ian [=McShane=], tells the duck to fly back to his master and inform him the ''real'' Dragon Warrior is coming home.
** Tai Lung immobilizes the Furious Five with his unstoppable nerve-strike, but allows Crane to fly them back to the Valley of Peace in order to intimidate the Dragon Warrior. Po is already scared as it happens, but not deterred.
30th Jun '16 8:20:59 AM TheBigBopper
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Set in an [[WorldOfFunnyAnimals anthropomorphic animal version]] of pre-modern China, the story follows Po, a kung-fu enthusiast, as he starts as the (apparently adopted) son of a noodle shop owner and becomes [[TheChosenOne the Dragon Warrior]], just by landing in the right place at the right time. His battle for acceptance by the people he's looked up to his whole life leads him on both comic and tragic turns, especially once he finds out what being TheChosenOne actually ''means'': fighting Tai Lung, former disciple of Master Shifu and resident {{Badass}}, who was so scary that he got his own '''[[SealedEvilInACan prison]].''' A prison with a thousand armed, trained [[RedShirt guards]], carved into a mountain. From which he escapes...

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Set in an [[WorldOfFunnyAnimals anthropomorphic animal version]] of pre-modern China, the story follows Po, a kung-fu enthusiast, as he starts as the (apparently adopted) son of a noodle shop owner and becomes [[TheChosenOne the Dragon Warrior]], just by landing in the right place at the right time. His battle for acceptance by the people he's looked up to his whole life leads him on both comic and tragic turns, especially once he finds out what being TheChosenOne actually ''means'': fighting Tai Lung, the dangerous former disciple of Master Shifu who turned evil because he felt cheated out of becoming the Dragon Warrior, and resident {{Badass}}, who was so scary that he got has escaped from imprisonment to claim the title by force and get revenge on his own '''[[SealedEvilInACan prison]].''' A prison with a thousand armed, trained [[RedShirt guards]], carved into a mountain. From which he escapes...
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30th Jun '16 8:12:49 AM TheBigBopper
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Set in an [[WorldOfFunnyAnimals anthropomorphic animal version]] of ancient China, the story follows Po, a kung-fu enthusiast, as he starts as the (apparently adopted) son of a noodle shop owner and becomes [[TheChosenOne the Dragon Warrior]], just by landing in the right place at the right time. His battle for acceptance by the people he's looked up to his whole life leads him on both comic and tragic turns, especially once he finds out what being TheChosenOne actually ''means'': fighting Tai Lung, former disciple of Master Shifu and resident {{Badass}}, who was so scary that he got his own '''[[SealedEvilInACan prison]].''' A prison with a thousand armed, trained [[RedShirt guards]], carved into a mountain. From which he escapes...

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Set in an [[WorldOfFunnyAnimals anthropomorphic animal version]] of ancient pre-modern China, the story follows Po, a kung-fu enthusiast, as he starts as the (apparently adopted) son of a noodle shop owner and becomes [[TheChosenOne the Dragon Warrior]], just by landing in the right place at the right time. His battle for acceptance by the people he's looked up to his whole life leads him on both comic and tragic turns, especially once he finds out what being TheChosenOne actually ''means'': fighting Tai Lung, former disciple of Master Shifu and resident {{Badass}}, who was so scary that he got his own '''[[SealedEvilInACan prison]].''' A prison with a thousand armed, trained [[RedShirt guards]], carved into a mountain. From which he escapes...
28th Jun '16 4:22:53 PM LentilSandEater
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* MentorArchetype: Shifu, though a pretty {{Jerkass}} one.



* TheObiWan: Shifu.
28th Jun '16 4:17:27 PM LentilSandEater
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** Mantis complains about how hard it is to hit Po's pressure points during acupuncture, foreshadowing Po's immunity to Tai Lung's pressure point attacks.
27th Jun '16 2:35:52 PM JackG
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* HeelRealisation:
** Master Shifu when Po tells him he's known all along that Shifu was trying to get rid of him, but he stayed because Shifu was the greatest Kung Fu Master in all of China. Since Shifu has been acting like a JerkAss and not a teacher (contrary to his own Master's wishes), he can't help feeling guilty.
** When confronting Tai Lung, Shifu realizes his own {{pride}} was responsible for turning his favourite student into the monster he is now.
27th Jun '16 2:30:54 PM JackG
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* ShadowDiscretionShot:

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* ShadowDiscretionShot: ShadowDiscretionShot / BigShadowLittleCreature:


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* SoProudOfYou: Facing certain death at the paws of Tai Lung, Shifu unwinds enough to tell Po and the Furious Five that he's proud to have been their Master.
25th Jun '16 7:28:21 PM JackG
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* SuperSenses (Hearing): Shifu can hear the duck messenger flapping towards him before the audience can, presumably a riff on his large ears. Tai Lung also has skills in this area, shown when he picks the lock of his restraints.
* SuperStrength: Much of the cast. Especially Mantis, who can lift Po.

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* SuperSenses (Hearing): Shifu can hear the duck messenger flapping towards him before the audience can, Shifu, presumably a riff on his large ears. Tai Lung also has skills in this area, shown when he picks the lock of his restraints.
* SuperStrength: Much of the cast. Especially Mantis, who can lift Po.Po and holds onto the rope bridge single-handed while his cohorts fight Tai Lung.



* ThisIsSomethingHesGotToDoHimself: Played with. Oogway says only the Dragon Warrior (i.e. Po) can defeat Tai Lung but no one else believes this. Later Shifu changes his mind and tells the Furious Five not to fight Tai Lung. They ignore him and fight him anyways. Later Shifu himself tries fighting him. Ultimately, Po does fight Tai Lung by himself but only because everyone else has already tried.

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* ThisIsSomethingHesGotToDoHimself: Played with. Oogway says only the Dragon Warrior (i.e. Po) can defeat Tai Lung but no one else believes this. Later Shifu changes his mind and tells the Furious Five not to fight Tai Lung. They ignore him and fight him anyways. Later Shifu himself tries fighting him.him, assuming from the blank scroll that [[OnlyICanDefeatHim that is what Oogway meant]]. Ultimately, Po does fight Tai Lung by himself but only because everyone else has already tried.


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** Po just giggles when Tai Lung repeatedly hits Po with his (until then) unstoppable nerve strike.
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