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22nd Jun '17 10:32:50 AM weezact7
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* VillainBall: Shen mostly averts this with the only exceptions being his [[spoiler:genocide and his KarmicDeath]]. He initially attempts to make Masters Croc, Ox, and Rhino leave peacefully (though he was clearly prepared for resistance), he avoids a confrontation with Po at all costs (as he is the one destined to defeat him), he makes back-ups of his super weapon, he's more than willing to send his mooks to do much of the work rather than putting himself at risk, and (usually) being more than willing to JustShootHim. His fighting style is also based on pragmatism with hidden weapons, misdirection, and no qualms about running if it becomes necessary. He only really starts to pick up the ball in the climax [[spoiler: when Po has rescued the Five and they, along with Masters Shifu, Croc, and Ox, are boarding his ships]].
22nd Jun '17 4:43:04 AM BrightLight
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* BittersweetEnding: Leaning a bit more towards sweet. However, even though Po has managed to save the day, he still believes that the rest of his kind is gone. And [[spoiler: though the audience knows that is not the case, and that Po's father finally knows his son is alive, they are still miles apart from each other, and the remaining pandas, while managing to repopulate, have fled in exile from the rest of the world to seek safety]].
** The fate of the villains in this movie also add to the bittersweet-ness of the ending. Yes, they were defeated, but they were more than just PunchClockVillains, and [[BigBad Shen]] himself was a TragicVillain who only wanted to achieve his dreams and make his parents proud - but failed utterly in accomplishing either.
22nd Jun '17 3:10:02 AM BrightLight
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*** There's also the fact that Po, Ping's only son (even if it's adopted), went off to fight against a lethally skilled warlord, in a city far from home. Mr Ping's breakdown near the end of the film can be quite the TearJerker for parents with their own kids who have dangerous jobs.



*** And that all started because Shen reacted badly to their disapproval of his dreams of inventing the cannon, and that they weren't careful enough that Shen overheard the prophecy foretelling his doom, which spurred his actions in the first place.



* AllThereInTheManual: The movie's official website offers far more detailed information about all the new characters, especially Lord Shen. Lord Shen's motivations are much simpler in the movie proper, and his obsession with weapons stems from a standard villainous unquenchable lust for power that forced his parents to exile him for the atrocities he committed. This leaves out the fact that [[FreudianExcuse his parents were ashamed of his albinism and poor health, and abandoned him to the care of his soothsayer nanny]]. The context puts a very different spin on some of the exchanges between Shen and Po: the movie only shows Shen's parents looking understandably horrified at the destruction of the Panda village, and Shen only references being wronged by the exile. You can see traces of this whenever the soothsayer gives Shen a hard time and he only responds with angry words; when Po unintentionally insults her, Shen loses his temper; and Shen simply sets the soothsayer free before starting his campaign.

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* AllThereInTheManual: The movie's official website offers far more detailed information about all the new characters, especially Lord Shen. Lord Shen's motivations are seem much more simpler in the movie proper, and his obsession with weapons stems from a standard villainous unquenchable lust for power that forced his parents to exile him for the atrocities he committed. proper. This leaves out the fact that [[FreudianExcuse his parents were ashamed of his albinism and poor health, and abandoned often left him to the care of his soothsayer nanny]]. The context puts a very different spin on some of the exchanges between Shen and Po: the movie only shows Shen's parents looking understandably horrified at the destruction of the Panda village, and Shen only references being wronged by the exile. You can see traces of this whenever the soothsayer gives Shen a hard time and he only responds with angry words; when Po unintentionally insults her, Shen loses his temper; and Shen simply sets the soothsayer free before starting his campaign.
24th May '17 2:30:06 AM StFan
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-->'''Mantis:''' [upbeat] Oh no, he's got ''way'' more.

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-->'''Mantis:''' [upbeat] ''[upbeat]'' Oh no, he's got ''way'' more.



* ContinuitySnarl[=/=]{{Retcon}}: The events shown contradict things that were shown in "Secrets of the Furious Five," such as Monkey being recruited by Shifu, or Mantis already being a master. Crane is shown to still be working as a janitor, even though in his story we learned that he could actually fight despite not being muscular and physically strong, and it was implied he got into the academy.



-->'''Master Mongrel:''' He's coming! A giant of a warrior.
-->'''Boar:''' I am Boar!
-->'''Master Mongrel:''' He's unstoppable!
-->'''Boar:''' I am unstoppable!
-->'''Master Mongrel:''' He's invincible!
-->'''Boar:''' I am invinc...insiv...I am Boar!

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-->'''Master Mongrel:''' He's coming! A giant of a warrior. \n-->'''Boar:''' \\
'''Boar:'''
I am Boar!
-->'''Master
Boar!\\
'''Master
Mongrel:''' He's unstoppable!
-->'''Boar:'''
unstoppable!\\
'''Boar:'''
I am unstoppable!
-->'''Master
unstoppable!\\
'''Master
Mongrel:''' He's invincible!
-->'''Boar:'''
invincible!\\
'''Boar:'''
I am invinc...insiv...I am Boar!



* FourLegsGoodTwoLegsBetter: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]]. Shifu has Tigress restrain her tiger instincts which includes making her run using an awkward two-legged jog. When Tigress sees how easily her new friends are outrunning her, however, she decides to get down on all four and finds that it suits her ''much'' better.



* RunningGag: Monkey telling a joke that ends with "... that's not a banana, that's my wife!" Apart from in his vision, no one laughs at it.

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* {{Retcon}}: The events shown contradict things that were shown in "Secrets of the Furious Five," such as Monkey being recruited by Shifu, or Mantis already being a master. Crane is shown to still be working as a janitor, even though in his story we learned that he could actually fight despite not being muscular and physically strong, and it was implied he got into the academy.
* RunningGag: Monkey telling a joke that ends with "... that's not a banana, that's my wife!" Apart from in his vision, no one laughs at it.it.
* RunningOnAllFours: Shifu has Tigress restrain her tiger instincts which includes making her run using an awkward two-legged jog. When Tigress sees how easily her new friends are outrunning her, however, she decides to get down on all four and finds that it suits her ''much'' better.
23rd May '17 4:54:05 PM Snowsky
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* FourLegsGoodTwoLegsBetter: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]]. Shifu has Tigress restrain her tiger instincts which includes making her run in an awkward jog. When Tigress sees how easily her new friends are outrunning her, however, she decides to get down on all four and finds that it suits her ''much'' better.

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* FourLegsGoodTwoLegsBetter: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]]. Shifu has Tigress restrain her tiger instincts which includes making her run in using an awkward two-legged jog. When Tigress sees how easily her new friends are outrunning her, however, she decides to get down on all four and finds that it suits her ''much'' better.


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* UnskilledButStrong: Boar doesn't appear to be especially skilled at kung fu, but his sheer strength allows him to tear through the other masters like tissue paper.
23rd May '17 4:51:43 PM Snowsky
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* FullBoarAction: "I am Boar! I am unstoppable!"

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* FullBoarAction: "I am Boar! I am unstoppable!"The villain of this short is a destructive giant of a warrior named Boar.



* FourLegsGoodTwoLegsBetter: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]]. Shifu has Tigress restrain her tiger insincts which includes making her run in an awkward jog. When Tigress sees how easily her new friends are outrunning her, however, she decides to get down on all four and finds that it suits her ''much'' better.

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* FourLegsGoodTwoLegsBetter: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]]. Shifu has Tigress restrain her tiger insincts instincts which includes making her run in an awkward jog. When Tigress sees how easily her new friends are outrunning her, however, she decides to get down on all four and finds that it suits her ''much'' better.


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* WingdingEyes: Po gets hearts in his pupils when he sees Tigress performing kung fu for the first time.
23rd May '17 4:47:27 PM Snowsky
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* DumbMuscle: Boar is unable to pronounce "invincible".

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* DumbMuscle: Despite being very strong, Boar is unable to can't pronounce "invincible". the word "invincible".
-->'''Master Mongrel:''' He's coming! A giant of a warrior.
-->'''Boar:''' I am Boar!
-->'''Master Mongrel:''' He's unstoppable!
-->'''Boar:''' I am unstoppable!
-->'''Master Mongrel:''' He's invincible!
-->'''Boar:''' I am invinc...insiv...I am Boar!
23rd May '17 1:28:11 PM Snowsky
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** Baby Po, which Mr. Ping points out repeatedly as he fed the cub multiple times in a single day. Then there was the time he ate all the bamboo furniture...

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** Baby Po, which Mr. Ping points out repeatedly as he fed the cub multiple times in a single day. Then there was the time he ate all the bamboo furniture...it was imported, too.


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* BilingualBonus: During the end credits montage of Po's childhood in the Valley of Peace, one scene shows him attending school. In the background, there is a blackboard with the Chinese characters for 1 to 10 on it (一, 二, 三, 四, 五, 六, 七, 八, 九, 十).
10th May '17 1:19:04 PM Vilui
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** Ping's fear that Po rediscovering his real parentage will make him not view him as his father anymore, as anyone who's adopted children will attest to.

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** Ping's fear that Po rediscovering his real parentage will make him not view him as his father anymore, any more, as anyone who's adopted children will attest to.



* AnalogyBackfire: Played with. When Po claims that "scars heal", Shen attempts to call him on this. Po's response, "Oh yeah… what do scars do? They fade I guess." is, if anything, more accurate to the situation.

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* AnalogyBackfire: Played with. When Po claims that "scars heal", Shen attempts to call him on this. Po's response, "Oh yeah… what do scars do? They fade fade, I guess." is, if anything, more accurate to the situation.



* BlindMusician: The rabbit who keeps playing music during the fight scene in the Musician's Village seems to be blind, since he's wearing dark glasses and doesn't react to any of the violence happening around him. Which may be a ShoutOut to the wuxia film ''Hero'', which has a similar scene where two martial artists square off with a blind musician providing accompaniment.

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* BlindMusician: The rabbit who keeps playing music during the fight scene in the Musician's Musicians' Village seems to be blind, since he's wearing dark glasses and doesn't react to any of the violence happening around him. Which may be a ShoutOut to the wuxia film ''Hero'', which has a similar scene where two martial artists square off with a blind musician providing accompaniment.



** The shop itself had been renamed "Dragon Warrior Noodle's and Tofu", referencing not just Po's success, but Mr. Ping's dream of making tofu.

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** The shop itself had been renamed "Dragon Warrior Noodle's Noodles and Tofu", referencing not just Po's success, but Mr. Ping's dream of making tofu.



** After Po and the Furious 5's ill-fated first encounter with Lord Shen:

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** After Po and the Furious 5's Five's ill-fated first encounter with Lord Shen:
2nd May '17 1:25:56 PM Mdumas43073
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