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16th Feb '17 11:27:56 AM StFan
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** For Shen's parents, they discover that their son launched a genocidal campaign against an innocent village of pandas. Due to TheChainsofCommanding, they have to exile him, and as the Soothsayer puts it, the very act killed them.

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** For Shen's parents, they discover that their son launched a genocidal campaign against an innocent village of pandas. Due to TheChainsofCommanding, TheChainsOfCommanding, they have to exile him, and as the Soothsayer puts it, the very act killed them.
15th Feb '17 2:07:12 PM chasemaddigan
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* MissingTrailerScene:
** In some of the TV Spots, there's a scene where Po is "holding his breath in anticipation", then Tigress tells him finally to breathe. Never happens in the movie.
** Another trailer moment that doesn't happen in the movie is Shifu telling Po he's received a message. Po thinks it came from the universe, then Shifu says it came from a messenger.
** A third has Po claiming he knows he's not the last panda. Never comes up in the film, but might have been intended as an Easter egg to tease ''Kung Fu Panda 3'', which was in development and released in 2016.
18th Jan '17 9:38:55 PM The12thDoctor
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[[caption-width-right:350:''[[ArcWords "Your story may not have such a happy beginning..."]]'']]
16th Jan '17 1:16:08 PM JJHIL325
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** For Shen's parents, they discover that their son launched a genocidal campaign against an innocent village of pandas. Due to TheChainsofCommanding, they have to exile him, and as the Soothsayer puts it, the very act killed them.
8th Jan '17 3:58:35 PM StFan
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** The members of the Furious Five (save Tigress, and perhaps Mantis) still barely get any lines, as in the previous movie.



* AnAesop:
** If you had a sad/difficult beginning to your life, it doesn't make you who you are. What matters is the ''rest'' of your life: who you ''choose'' to be.
** Someone who's raised you and loved you since you were a child counts as your father/mother, even if you're not related.



* AnAesop:
** If you had a sad/difficult beginning to your life, it doesn't make you who you are. What matters is the ''rest'' of your life: who you ''choose'' to be.
** Someone who's raised you and loved you since you were a child counts as your father/mother, even if you're not related.



** Lord Shen uses his tail to help him glide a long distance. While peacocks ''can'' fly short distances, this is done with their wings, [[RuleOfCool not their tail ]]. Then again, pandas can't do kung fu, so...
* ArtShift: The movie is primarily filmed in CG, but the opening prologue was shot in a style resembling metal shadow puppets, and Po's dreams and memories are animated traditionally (though the memories become 3D CGI [[OnceMoreWithClarity once Po fully recalls them]]).

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** Lord Shen uses his tail to help him glide a long distance. While peacocks ''can'' fly short distances, this is done with their wings, [[RuleOfCool not their tail ]].tail]]. Then again, pandas can't do kung fu, so...
* ArtShift: The movie is primarily filmed in CG, but the opening prologue was is shot in a style resembling metal shadow puppets, and Po's dreams and memories are animated traditionally (though the memories become 3D CGI [[OnceMoreWithClarity once Po fully recalls them]]).



-->'''Po:''' No way! Eight-point acupressure cuffs? Just like the ones that held Tai Lung! The more you move, the tighter they get... YAAH! (gets yanked to the ground) These are ''the'' best cuffs!

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-->'''Po:''' No way! Eight-point acupressure cuffs? Just like the ones that held Tai Lung! The more you move, the tighter they get... YAAH! (gets ''[gets yanked to the ground) ground]'' These are ''the'' best cuffs!



-->'''Monkey:''' ''(after dropping a dozen barrels of lit explosives)'' Here's your New Year's gift!\\

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-->'''Monkey:''' ''(after ''[after dropping a dozen barrels of lit explosives)'' explosives]'' Here's your New Year's gift!\\



'''Tigress:''' ''(hears Po scream and sees him fighting Shen inside)'' Po!? What's he doing here?\\
'''Monkey:''' Return it! Return it! ''(starts snuffing out the burning barrels)''

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'''Tigress:''' ''(hears ''[hears Po scream and sees him fighting Shen inside)'' inside]'' Po!? What's he doing here?\\
'''Monkey:''' Return it! Return it! ''(starts ''[starts snuffing out the burning barrels)''barrels]''



* BadassBoast: "I am Po. And I'm gonna need a hat." ItMakesSenseInContext.

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* BadassBoast: BadassBoast:
**
"I am Po. And I'm gonna need a hat." ItMakesSenseInContext.



--> '''Po:''' Shen! A panda stands between you, and your-
--> ''(Cuts to Shen's POV who only hear indistinct shouting.)''
--> '''Shen:''' ''...WHAAAT?''
--> '''Po:''' Prepare yourself, for a-
--> ''(Another cut to Shen who exchange confused looks with the Wolf Boss as they still can't hear him.)''
--> '''Shen:''' ...what?

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--> '''Po:''' --->'''Po:''' Shen! A panda stands between you, and your-
--> ''(Cuts
your--\\
''[cuts
to Shen's POV who only hear indistinct shouting.)''
-->
shouting]''\\
'''Shen:''' ''...WHAAAT?''
-->
WHAAAT?''\\
'''Po:''' Prepare yourself, for a-
--> ''(Another
a--\\
''[another
cut to Shen who exchange confused looks with the Wolf Boss as they still can't hear him.)''
-->
him]''\\
'''Shen:''' ...what?



* BagOfSpilling: Averted. Po still has the kung-fu abilities he learned in the previous movie and is able to fight alongside the Furious Five.



** 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...
** {{Subverted}} by Present!Po. Every time Po's father offers him a hearty meal, he refuses, and is generally shown to be much less of a glutton than in the first movie. [[CallBack Po eats when he's upset]]. As the Dragon Warrior, he's happier than he's ever been.

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** Baby!Po, 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...
** {{Subverted}} by Present!Po.present Po. Every time Po's father offers him a hearty meal, he refuses, and is generally shown to be much less of a glutton than in the first movie. [[CallBack Po eats when he's upset]]. As the Dragon Warrior, he's happier than he's ever been.



* BoringButPractical: By the final battle, Po figures out a way to negate Shen's cannons. ''Dodging''. [[spoiler: Mixed with his new CatchAndReturn technique and he decimates Shen's fleet]].

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* BoringButPractical: By the final battle, Po figures out a way to negate Shen's cannons. ''Dodging''. [[spoiler: Mixed [[spoiler:Mixed with his new CatchAndReturn technique and he decimates Shen's fleet]].



* BusFullOfInnocents: Done by the wolf boss with [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal a box of]] brand-new bouncing baby bunnies.
* CallBack:
** A kid playing with a Po figurine in the opening scenes says "Enough talk. Let's fight!", which is Po's first line in his fantasy of the first film.
** There's also several in the opening fight in with the wolves. Many shots and elements of the whole scene match up with the 2D opening dream sequence of the first movie, including Po's "Feet of Fury" technique.
** The Soothsayer uses acupuncture needles to cure Po and mess with his facial expressions in the same way Mantis (unintentionally) does in the first film. [[spoiler:It's the only way she can get him to take his medicine]].
** Shen tried to change his fate by destroying the pandas, which only sealed it. It reminds one of Oogway's words in the first movie: "One often meets his destiny on the path he takes to avoid it."
** Speaking of Oogway, all of Po's CharacterDevelopment was about him finding inner peace, by accepting his past and not letting it decide who he is now. This was the lesson Oogway tried to teach Po in the first film so that Po would not try to flee his destiny as the Dragon Warrior.
** Also Mantis being as big as his action figure, which becomes a ChekhovsGun.
** Oogway's wooden staff, broken by Tai Lung in the first film, has now been repaired and is used by Master Shifu in this film. The archway above Mr. Ping's noodle shop has been similarly repaired.
** 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.
** Po slugs Monkey, then apologizes, when the latter unexpectedly appears inside the dragon costume. In the first movie Monkey automatically slugged Po then apologized after Master Shifu freed him from the nerve-strike paralysis.
** Po geeks out over being restrained by the same type of acupuncture cuffs used to imprison Tai Lung (this also serves as foreshadowing, [[spoiler:as Viper is able to pick the cuffs just like Tai Lung did]]).

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* BusFullOfInnocents: Done by the wolf boss Wolf Boss with [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal a box of]] brand-new bouncing baby bunnies.
* CallBack:
** A kid playing with a Po figurine in the opening scenes says "Enough talk. Let's fight!", which is Po's first line in his fantasy of the first film.
** There's also several in the opening fight in with the wolves. Many shots and elements of the whole scene match up with the 2D opening dream sequence of the first movie, including Po's "Feet of Fury" technique.
** The Soothsayer uses acupuncture needles to cure Po and mess with his facial expressions in the same way Mantis (unintentionally) does in the first film. [[spoiler:It's the only way she can get him to take his medicine]].
** Shen tried to change his fate by destroying the pandas, which only sealed it. It reminds one of Oogway's words in the first movie: "One often meets his destiny on the path he takes to avoid it."
** Speaking of Oogway, all of Po's CharacterDevelopment was about him finding inner peace, by accepting his past and not letting it decide who he is now. This was the lesson Oogway tried to teach Po in the first film so that Po would not try to flee his destiny as the Dragon Warrior.
** Also Mantis being as big as his action figure, which becomes a ChekhovsGun.
** Oogway's wooden staff, broken by Tai Lung in the first film, has now been repaired and is used by Master Shifu in this film. The archway above Mr. Ping's noodle shop has been similarly repaired.
** 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.
** Po slugs Monkey, then apologizes, when the latter unexpectedly appears inside the dragon costume. In the first movie Monkey automatically slugged Po then apologized after Master Shifu freed him from the nerve-strike paralysis.
**
CallBack: Po geeks out over being restrained by the same type of acupuncture cuffs used to imprison Tai Lung (this also serves as foreshadowing, [[spoiler:as Viper is able to pick the cuffs just like Tai Lung did]]).



* CatchPhrase: Double duty as PreAssKickingOneLiner: You know when Po says "Skadoosh!" the bad guy is going down for the count...
* CatsAreMean: Gone now for Tigress, who has become Po's best friend of the Five. Although the one scene where she's ordering Po to stay in the dungeon was pretty scary (even more so that Viper told Po to "stay down" after he was knocked around for a bit), she wasn't doing it to be mean; she clearly stated at the end that she was fearing for his safety.

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* CatchPhrase: Double duty as PreAssKickingOneLiner: PreAsskickingOneLiner: You know when Po says "Skadoosh!" the bad guy is going down for the count...
* CatsAreMean: Gone now for Tigress, who has become Po's best friend of the Five. Although the one scene where she's ordering Po to stay in the dungeon was is pretty scary (even more so that Viper told tells Po to "stay down" after he was is knocked around for a bit), she wasn't isn't doing it to be mean; she clearly stated states at the end that she was fearing for his safety.



** One that goes back to the first movie- Po's recurring use of a wok as a hat, leading to the Disc of Destruction scene.

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** One that goes back to the first movie- movie: Po's recurring use of a wok as a hat, leading to the Disc of Destruction scene.



* ClipShow: This is used brilliantly to show Po's Progression from a gibbering fanboy from the last movie to the kung-fu master he is now. The clip show lasts just under 10 seconds, with a very dramatic musical score to it, and total silence from the clips themselves. [[spoiler: It also symbolizes how he has come to terms with his tragic childhood and found inner peace, along with it ending with a shot of Mr. Ping, whom he truly realizes is, after all, as real a father as anyone could have]].

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* ClipShow: This is used brilliantly to show Po's Progression from a gibbering fanboy from the last movie to the kung-fu master he is now. The clip show lasts just under 10 seconds, with a very dramatic musical score to it, and total silence from the clips themselves. [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It also symbolizes how he has come to terms with his tragic childhood and found inner peace, along with it ending with a shot of Mr. Ping, whom he truly realizes is, after all, as real a father as anyone could have]].



** As in the first film, gold is used to symbolize heroism, while red is used to symbolize power and/or violence (a rather ironic twist, as red is associated with luck and positive emotions in China while gold is traditionally more associated with power). This is especially apparent in Po's last confrontation with Shen, with Po standing in golden sunlight and Shen standing in the red glow of a cannon. [[spoiler: A golden aura can also be seen around Po's mother when she makes her HeroicSacrifice for him]].
** Here's an example towards the end that might've gone by too fast for a few people: The cannonballs that Shen fires are red. [[spoiler: The cannonballs that Po catches turn gold]].
** FireIsRed: As a consequence of the movie's strong color motifs, most fires on the film glow with an unusual crimson tone.

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** As in the first film, gold is used to symbolize heroism, while red is used to symbolize power and/or violence (a rather ironic twist, as red is associated with luck and positive emotions in China while gold is traditionally more associated with power). This is especially apparent in Po's last confrontation with Shen, with Po standing in golden sunlight and Shen standing in the red glow of a cannon. [[spoiler: A [[spoiler:A golden aura can also be seen around Po's mother when she makes her HeroicSacrifice for him]].
** Here's an example towards the end that might've gone by too fast for a few people: The cannonballs that Shen fires are red. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The cannonballs that Po catches turn gold]].
** FireIsRed: As a consequence of the movie's strong color motifs, most fires on the film glow with an unusual crimson tone.
gold]].



* ConceiveAndKill: Master Mantis says he never had Daddy issues because his mother bit his father's head. He also claims to be looking forward to the day he has a similar demise.

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* ConceiveAndKill: Master Mantis says he never had Daddy issues because his mother bit his father's head.head off. He also claims to be looking forward to the day he has a similar demise.



** When Po and his friends are manacled by Shen's minions, the panda mentions that similar devices were used to imprison Tai Lung.

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** When A kid playing with a Po figurine in the opening scenes says "Enough talk. Let's fight!", which is Po's first line in his fantasy of the first film.
** There's also several in the opening fight in with the wolves. Many shots and elements of the whole scene match up with the 2D opening dream sequence of the first movie, including Po's "Feet of Fury" technique.
** The Soothsayer uses acupuncture needles to cure
Po and mess with his friends are manacled by Shen's minions, facial expressions in the panda mentions same way Mantis (unintentionally) does in the first film. [[spoiler:It's the only way she can get him to take his medicine]].
** Shen tried to change his fate by destroying the pandas, which only sealed it. It reminds one of Oogway's words in the first movie: "One often meets his destiny on the path he takes to avoid it."
** Speaking of Oogway, all of Po's CharacterDevelopment was about him finding inner peace, by accepting his past and not letting it decide who he is now. This was the lesson Oogway tried to teach Po in the first film so
that similar devices were Po would not try to flee his destiny as the Dragon Warrior.
** Also Mantis being as big as his action figure, which becomes a ChekhovsGun.
** Oogway's wooden staff, broken by Tai Lung in the first film, has now been repaired and is
used to imprison Tai Lung.by Master Shifu in this film. The archway above Mr. Ping's noodle shop has been similarly repaired.
** 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.
** Po slugs Monkey, then apologizes, when the latter unexpectedly appears inside the dragon costume. In the first movie Monkey automatically slugged Po then apologized after Master Shifu freed him from the nerve-strike paralysis.



* DarkestHour: [[spoiler: All of the masters have been taken out by the cannon, and are floating helplessly on the sea.]]
* DeadlyDodging: Done by Po [[spoiler:as he's dodging and returning cannonballs at the end of the movie]].

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* DarkestHour: [[spoiler: All [[spoiler:All of the masters have been taken out by the cannon, and are floating helplessly on the sea.]]
* DeadlyDodging: Done by Po [[spoiler:as he's dodging and returning cannonballs at the end of the movie]].
]]



* DidNotThinkThisThrough: Played for laughs by Po. See IndyPloy.
* DidYouThinkICantFeel: Hinted at for [[spoiler:Tigress]].

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* %%* DidNotThinkThisThrough: Played for laughs by Po. See IndyPloy.
* %%* DidYouThinkICantFeel: Hinted at for [[spoiler:Tigress]].



* DisneyVillainDeath: Averted. [[spoiler:(The death scenes involve getting blown to bits by a cannon, getting stabbed by knive(s), and having a {{BFG}} fall on the villain)]].

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* DisneyVillainDeath: Averted. [[spoiler:(The [[spoiler:The death scenes involve getting blown to bits by a cannon, getting stabbed by knive(s), and having a {{BFG}} fall on the villain)]].villain]].



* DoubleTake: Po's reaction to Shifu somehow teleporting directly behind him in mid-sentence.

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* DoubleTake: DoubleTake:
**
Po's reaction to Shifu somehow teleporting directly behind him in mid-sentence. mid-sentence.
** Also the reaction of a wolf soldier when Po says hello to him from inside a dragon disguise.



* TheDragon: The Wolf Boss. He's not particularly intimidating or powerful, but both fights with him are relatively long fights, especially the second, and in both occasions, Po doesn't beat him once, and in both examples Po takes the last blow as The Wolf Boss leaves triumphant and victorious. [[spoiler: When he has an EvenEvilHasStandards and a HeelFaceTurn when he refuses to fire a cannon on his own men fighting the Five, the wicked Shen graphically kills him to fire it himself]].

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* TheDragon: The Wolf Boss. He's not particularly intimidating or powerful, but both fights with him are relatively long fights, especially the second, and in second. In both occasions, occasions Po doesn't beat him once, and in both examples Po takes the last blow as The Wolf Boss leaves triumphant and victorious. [[spoiler: When he has an [[spoiler:He then proves EvenEvilHasStandards and has a HeelFaceTurn when he refuses to fire a cannon on his own men fighting the Five, and the wicked Shen graphically kills him to fire it himself]].



* DramaPreservingHandicap[=/=]WorfHadTheFlu: Po's traumatic flashbacks and inner turmoil cost him several battles he might have otherwise won.

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* DramaPreservingHandicap[=/=]WorfHadTheFlu: DramaPreservingHandicap: Po's traumatic flashbacks and inner turmoil cost him several battles he might have otherwise won.



* DynamicEntry: Parodied.
** Shen is expecting a powerful warrior to arrive in the top floor of his room, since he hears loud noises, when it is revealed one of the gorillas is carrying an exhausted Po who admits to throwing up at one point due to climbing so many stairs.
** Po has a NotQuiteDead moment on the ConveyorBeltODoom... and then, while screaming his PreAssKickingOneLiner, begins riding a giant cogwheel, however he mistimes it and as he reaches the top a full five seconds later, admits he probably should have waited a few moments for that to have been cooler.
** The ICantHearYou moment on the roof during Po's BigDamnHeroes speech, which Shen cannot hear a single word of since Po is over half a block away and on top of a building. It's pushed even further as he throws his hat attempting to save the Furious Five, except his hat is made of straw and flies less than a few feet before being affected by the physics of paper and wind. This one is so bad, even Po tries to cover his face out of embarrassment.



* EleventhHourSuperpower: [[spoiler: The water droplet dance that is learned through "inner peace" becomes practically applied by Po, providing him with DeadlyDodging powers against the cannonballs]].
* EmpathicEnvironment: The color red accompanies Shen's presence very often. Sometimes justified, due to all the forge fires and torches; but sometimes the sky itself turns blood-red, even if it wasn't minutes ago, like when Shen marches in to challenge the Kung Fu Council. It only lightens up towards the end of the film [[spoiler: once Shen is effectively losing]].

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* EleventhHourSuperpower: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The water droplet dance that is learned through "inner peace" becomes practically applied by Po, providing him with DeadlyDodging CatchAndReturn powers against the cannonballs]].
* EmpathicEnvironment: The color red accompanies Shen's presence very often. Sometimes justified, due to all the forge fires and torches; but sometimes the sky itself turns blood-red, even if it wasn't minutes ago, like when Shen marches in to challenge the Kung Fu Council. It only lightens up towards the end of the film [[spoiler: once [[spoiler:once Shen is effectively losing]].



* EvilBrit: Lord Shen (voiced by GaryOldman), in a parallel to Tai Lung (Ian [=McShane=]).

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* EvilBrit: Lord Shen (voiced by GaryOldman), Creator/GaryOldman), in a parallel to Tai Lung (Ian [=McShane=]).



** Tigress does one of these upon seeing Po first using the goofy dragon costume during the Stealth Mode sequence.
** Tigress also did this in the first [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIW5oo-8NYw official real trailer,]] also in response to Po.

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** Tigress does one of these upon seeing Po first using the goofy dragon costume during the Stealth Mode sequence.
** Tigress also did this
facepaws in the first [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIW5oo-8NYw official real trailer,]] also in response to Po.Po.
** Tigress does this again upon seeing Po first using the goofy dragon costume during the Stealth Mode sequence.
** Lacking hands, Crane pulls his hat over his eyes when Po makes an idiot of himself destroying the model cannon.



** Lacking hands, Crane pulls his hat over his eyes when Po makes an idiot of himself destroying the model cannon.
* FailedAttemptAtDrama: Loads of this, most notably Po's attempt to challenge Shen's armada from a rooftop.
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: The film is significantly [[DarkerAndEdgier darker]] than the first was. At first, the deaths are off-screen, but still pretty gruesome, like [[spoiler: getting blown to bits by a giant cannon, and being ripped apart by wolves]]. However, the one that really takes the cake is [[spoiler:the Wolf Boss]]. Shen throws a knife in his stomach. On screen. Given that up to that point all deaths happened off camera and the generally cartoonish and larger than life violence, it was very shocking to see such a graphic, cold blooded killing. Immediately after being hit by the knife, however, [[spoiler:the Wolf Boss]] exits the movie, so a corpse is never seen, but heavily implied. Then of course, there's the genocide of the pandas which, while relatively low-key, is ''still freaking genocide''. [[spoiler: The death of Po's mother stands out, as we last see her leaving baby Po in a radish crate, luring the wolves and Lord Shen away off-screen, and then [[NothingIsScarier nothing]] but Po's crying as the scene fades away]].
* FastballSpecial: Tigress performs this twice with Po in a move he calls "Double Death Strike". The second time, Mantis performs this with Tigress so that she can get up enough momentum to pull the same trick with Po in a broken rickshaw. The force is so strong it leaves ''a trail of flames in the road''.

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* FailedAttemptAtDrama:
** Lacking hands, Crane pulls Shen is expecting a powerful warrior to arrive in the top floor of his hat over his eyes room, since he hears loud noises, when Po makes an idiot it is revealed one of himself destroying the model cannon.
* FailedAttemptAtDrama: Loads of this, most notably
gorillas is carrying an exhausted Po who admits to throwing up at one point due to climbing so many stairs.
** Po has a NotQuiteDead moment on the ConveyorBeltODoom... and then, while screaming his PreAsskickingOneLiner, begins riding a giant cogwheel. However, he mistimes it and as he reaches the top a full five seconds later, admits he probably should have waited a few moments for that to have been cooler.
** The ICantHearYou moment on the roof during
Po's attempt BigDamnHeroes speech, which Shen cannot hear a single word of since Po is over half a block away and on top of a building. It's pushed even further as he throws his hat attempting to challenge Shen's armada from save the Furious Five, except his hat is made of straw and flies less than a rooftop.
few feet before being affected by the physics of paper and wind. This one is so bad, even Po tries to cover his face out of embarrassment.
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: The film is significantly [[DarkerAndEdgier darker]] than the first was. At first, the deaths are off-screen, but still pretty gruesome, like [[spoiler: getting [[spoiler:getting blown to bits by a giant cannon, and being ripped apart by wolves]]. However, the one that really takes the cake is [[spoiler:the Wolf Boss]]. Shen throws a knife in his stomach. On screen. Given that up to that point all deaths happened off camera and the generally cartoonish and larger than life larger-than-life violence, it was is very shocking to see such a graphic, cold blooded cold-blooded killing. Immediately after being hit by the knife, however, [[spoiler:the Wolf Boss]] exits the movie, so a corpse is never seen, but heavily implied. Then of course, there's the genocide of the pandas which, while relatively low-key, is ''still freaking genocide''. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The death of Po's mother stands out, as we last see her leaving baby Po in a radish crate, luring the wolves and Lord Shen away off-screen, and then [[NothingIsScarier nothing]] but Po's crying as the scene fades away]].
* FastballSpecial: Tigress performs this throws Po twice with Po in a move he calls "Double Death Strike". The second time, Mantis performs this with Tigress so that she can get up enough momentum to pull the same trick with Po in a broken rickshaw. The force is so strong it leaves ''a trail of flames in the road''.



* FireIsRed: As a consequence of the movie's strong color motifs, most fires on the film glow with an unusual crimson tone.



* FoeTossingCharge: A truly epic one happens at the climax. [[spoiler:Too bad Shen's cannon ruined it.]]

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* FoeTossingCharge: A truly epic one happens at the climax. [[spoiler:Too bad Shen's cannon ruined ruins it.]]



** Also, somewhere in the middle of the first film, Master Shifu is chanting about ''Inner Peace.''

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** Also, somewhere in the middle of the first film, Master Shifu is chanting about ''Inner Peace.''Peace''.



** In the second film itself, a quiet moment between Po and Tigress has her noting that hard style kung fu isn't really his thing (being fat and fluffy). At the climax, Po doesn't block the cannon shots but dodges and redirects them Tai Chi-like (i.e. soft style).

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** In the second film itself, a quiet moment between Po and Tigress has her noting that hard style hard-style kung fu isn't really his thing (being fat and fluffy). At the climax, Po doesn't block the cannon shots but dodges and redirects them Tai Chi-like (i.e. soft style).



** Reconstructed with [[spoiler: Po, who after learning of his backstory which would make many characters go villainous, chooses inner peace over aggression and revenge]].

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** Reconstructed with [[spoiler: Po, [[spoiler:Po, who after learning of his backstory which would make many characters go villainous, chooses inner peace over aggression and revenge]].



* FutileHandReach: Tigress does a Futile Paw Reach as Po is blasted by Lord Shen's cannon. Later it happens again, but [[TakingTheBullet Tigress shoves Po aside in time and takes the impact herself]]. All the heroes are blown into the harbour, and Po swims up to Tigress, who is clinging to wreckage, to check that she's still alive. He gently pushes Tigress out of harms way and swims off to confront Lord Shen's fleet single-handed. Tigress can be seen in the background, [[TearJerker feebly reaching out to stop him]].

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* FutileHandReach: Tigress does a Futile Paw Reach as Po is blasted by Lord Shen's cannon. Later it happens again, but [[TakingTheBullet Tigress shoves Po aside in time and takes the impact herself]]. All the heroes are blown into the harbour, harbor, and Po swims up to Tigress, who is clinging to wreckage, to check that she's still alive. He gently pushes Tigress out of harms harm's way and swims off to confront Lord Shen's fleet single-handed. Tigress can be seen in the background, [[TearJerker feebly reaching out to stop him]].



** When Po asked Mr. Ping on where he came from, Mr. Ping said this:
-->'''Mr.Ping''': Well, son. Baby geese come from little eggs. Now don't ask me where the egg comes from!
** Shen's talk about old and new has shades of UsefulNotes/MaoZedong's own beliefs, and was especially prominent during the UsefulNotes/CulturalRevolution. Yet, it appears to have been unnoticed by the Chinese censors.
*** One of Mao's most hated policies (and greatest failures) during the Great Leap Forward was to confiscate and melt down household metal object for use by the government; which is a crucial part of Shen's plan!

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** When Po asked asks Mr. Ping on where he came from, Mr. Ping said says this:
-->'''Mr.Ping''': --->'''Mr. Ping:''' Well, son. Baby geese come from little eggs. Now don't ask me where the egg comes from!
** Shen's talk about old and new has shades of UsefulNotes/MaoZedong's own beliefs, and was especially prominent during the UsefulNotes/CulturalRevolution. Yet, it appears to have been unnoticed by the Chinese censors.
***
censors. One of Mao's most hated policies (and greatest failures) during the Great Leap Forward was to confiscate and melt down household metal object for use by the government; which is a crucial part of Shen's plan!



* TheGlomp: Po tries to BearHug Master Shifu, only to find he's {{Flash Step}}ped away. Then Po's dad tries to glomp him, but Po's a bit too big and Mr. Ping just bounces off.
** After Po [[spoiler: defeats Lord Shen, the Five tackle him with a hug. And remember that they thought ''Po was murdered'' before the final battle began.]]

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* TheGlomp: TheGlomp:
**
Po tries to BearHug Master Shifu, only to find he's {{Flash Step}}ped away. away.
**
Then Po's dad tries to glomp him, but Po's a bit too big and Mr. Ping just bounces off.
** After Po [[spoiler: defeats [[spoiler:defeats Lord Shen, the Five tackle him with a hug. And remember that they thought ''Po was murdered'' before the final battle began.]]



** Also happens to Po when Shifu starts talking to about the previous Dragon Warior...specifically how he went for days without food.

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** Also happens to Po when Shifu starts talking to about the previous Dragon Warior...Warrior... specifically how he went for days without food.



--> '''Shen:''' The only reason you are still alive is that I find your stupidity[[DramaticEllipsis ...]]''mildly'' amusing.
--> '''Po:''' [[SarcasmMode Thank you]], but I find your evilness extremely ''annoying!''
--> '''Shen:''' Who do you think you are, panda?
--> '''Po:''' Who do ''you'' think I am, peacock?
--> '''Shen:''' *[[EvilLaugh laughs]]*
--> '''Po:''' *[[LaughWithMe also laughs]]* [[LampshadeHanging Why are we laughing?]]

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--> '''Shen:''' -->'''Shen:''' The only reason you are still alive is that I find your stupidity[[DramaticEllipsis ...]]''mildly'' amusing.
-->
]] ''mildly'' amusing.\\
'''Po:''' [[SarcasmMode Thank you]], but I find your evilness extremely ''annoying!''
-->
''annoying!''\\
'''Shen:''' Who do you think you are, panda?
-->
panda?\\
'''Po:''' Who do ''you'' think I am, peacock?
--> '''Shen:''' *[[EvilLaugh laughs]]*
-->
peacock?\\
''[Shen [[EvilLaugh laughs]]]''\\
'''Po:''' *[[LaughWithMe ''[[[LaughWithMe also laughs]]* laughs]]]'' [[LampshadeHanging Why are we laughing?]]



* HardWorkHardlyWorks / InstantExpert: PlayedWith. Po's kung fu has improved a lot since the last movie, but he's still somewhat clumsy and has a lot to learn. [[spoiler:He was able to master Inner Peace and the redirection move rather quickly, though]]. Lampshaded by Shifu. [[spoiler:Noting how Po was able to achieve inner peace at a young age, as opposed to him who had to wait a lot longer]].

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* HardWorkHardlyWorks / InstantExpert: HardWorkHardlyWorks: PlayedWith. Po's kung fu has improved a lot since the last movie, but he's still somewhat clumsy and has a lot to learn. [[spoiler:He was is able to master Inner Peace and the redirection move rather quickly, though]]. Lampshaded by Shifu. [[spoiler:Noting how Po was able to achieve inner peace at a young age, as opposed to him who had to wait a lot longer]].



* HeroicBSOD: A certain symbol used by Lord Shen and his forces causes Po's most traumatic subconscious memories to suddenly flare up in his mind and overwhelm him. It's even worse when he sees all the eye spots on Shen's tail feathers, since they match the symbol almost exactly.

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* HeroicBSOD: HeroicBSOD:
**
A certain symbol used by Lord Shen and his forces causes Po's most traumatic subconscious memories to suddenly flare up in his mind and overwhelm him. It's even worse when he sees all the eye spots on Shen's tail feathers, since they match the symbol almost exactly.



* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Pulled by ''both'' of Po's parents during the panda massacre. His father stayed behind to hold off the wolves while his mother hid him in a radish basket and lured them away. The ending reveals that his father actually survived]].

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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Pulled [[spoiler:Pulled by ''both'' of Po's parents during the panda massacre. His father stayed behind to hold off the wolves while his mother hid him in a radish basket and lured them away. The ending reveals that his father actually survived]].



* HoistByHisOwnPetard[=/=]SelfDisposingVillain: Lord Shen [[spoiler:enables the destruction of his fleet by insisting that the cannons continue firing on Po, even though Po's deflecting and returning the cannon balls. And then Lord Shen is crushed by his own wrecked cannon because he tried killing Po and ended up cutting the ropes holding it up]].

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard[=/=]SelfDisposingVillain: HoistByHisOwnPetard: Lord Shen [[spoiler:enables the destruction of his fleet by insisting that the cannons continue firing on Po, even though Po's deflecting and returning the cannon balls. And then Lord Shen is crushed by his own wrecked cannon because he tried killing Po and ended up cutting the ropes holding it up]].balls.



-->'''Shen:''' ''(leans in close to her face)'' You are going to be part of something ''beautiful''.\\
'''Tigress:''' ''(bares her teeth and growls at him)''

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-->'''Shen:''' ''(leans ''[leans in close to her face)'' face]'' You are going to be part of something ''beautiful''.\\
'''Tigress:''' ''(bares ''[bares her teeth and growls at him)''him]''



* IncrediblyLamePun / LuckyTranslation: The Swedish dub has Tigress prompting Crane to not be such a tit, meaning wimp in Swedish as well as being a type of bird.
-->'''Tigress:''' Var inte en sådan mes.



-->'''Master Storming Ox''': What did you do? It's chaos up there. What happened to stopping Shen?
-->'''Monkey''': Yeah?
-->'''Po''': Guys, come on, give me a little credit. I meant for him to get away, 'cause...it was a trick, it was a plot; I was thinking...I'll figure out his plot more.
-->'''Mantis''': That makes no sense.
-->'''Po''': What do you mean? Sure it does.

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-->'''Master --->'''Master Storming Ox''': Ox:''' What did you do? It's chaos up there. What happened to stopping Shen?
-->'''Monkey''': Yeah?
-->'''Po''':
Shen?\\
'''Monkey:''' Yeah?\\
'''Po:'''
Guys, come on, give me a little credit. I meant for him to get away, 'cause... it was a trick, it was a plot; I was thinking...thinking... I'll figure out his plot more.
-->'''Mantis''':
more.\\
'''Mantis:'''
That makes no sense.
-->'''Po''':
sense.\\
'''Po:'''
What do you mean? Sure it does.



-->'''Tigress:''' What's your {{plan}}?\\

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-->'''Tigress:''' --->'''Tigress:''' What's your {{plan}}?\\



* ISurrenderSuckers: Po tries this to get into Shen's palace and destroy the weapon. [[spoiler:Ultimately works; unfortunately, Shen had more than one cannon]].
* JawDrop: Twice by Crane, when Tigress first gives a CooldownHug to Po and when Po hugs Tigress near the end (and doesn't get rebuffed.)

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* ISurrenderSuckers: Po tries this to get into Shen's palace and destroy the weapon. [[spoiler:Ultimately works; unfortunately, Shen had has more than one cannon]].
* JawDrop: Twice by Crane, Crane lets his lower beak hangs twice, when Tigress first gives a CooldownHug to Po and when Po hugs Tigress near the end (and doesn't get rebuffed.)rebuffed).



* LastSecondChance: [[spoiler:Rejected once again. Po tries sharing the secret to inner peace with Lord Shen, but even if Shen understands it, he attacks Po anyway. Although by that point Shen almost certainly ''wanted'' to die (you can see Shen accepting his fate as the giant cannon falls on him soon after), choosing self-destruction instead of redemption still counts]].

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* LastSecondChance: [[spoiler:Rejected once again. Po tries sharing the secret to inner peace with Lord Shen, but even if Shen understands it, he attacks Po anyway. Although by that point Shen almost certainly ''wanted'' ''wants'' to die (you can see Shen accepting his fate as the giant cannon falls on him soon after), choosing self-destruction instead of redemption still counts]].



* LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn: A self-explanatory case in the fight at the Musicians' Village. Po {{invoked}} this.

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* LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn: A self-explanatory case in the fight at the Musicians' Village. Po {{invoked}} {{invoke|d}}s this.



* LightIsNotGood: Shen, both in regards to Chinese and Western iconography, being white and red (the latter being the color of luck and joy in Chinese culture) as he is, besides being a peacock (which is basically the animal that most resembles the Chinese phoenix) and given what the possible readings of his name mean (神, "divinity", and 焴, "flame"). Although him being white feathered goes to ObviouslyEvil territory if you consider that white is the color of '''death''' in most Asian cultures.

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* LightIsNotGood: Shen, both in regards to Chinese and Western iconography, being white and red (the latter being the color of luck and joy in Chinese culture) as he is, besides being a peacock (which is basically the animal that most resembles the Chinese phoenix) and given what the possible readings of his name mean (神, "divinity", and 焴, "flame"). Although him being white feathered white-feathered goes to ObviouslyEvil territory if you consider that white is the color of '''death''' in most Asian cultures.



* LuckyTranslation: The Swedish dub has Tigress prompting Crane to not be such a tit, meaning wimp in Swedish as well as being a type of bird.
-->'''Tigress:''' Var inte en sådan mes.



** When Po finds the truth, the Soothsayer repeats a line said by Mister Ping in the beginning of the film. "Your story may not have such a happy beginning..."

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** When Po finds the truth, the Soothsayer repeats a line said by Mister Mr. Ping in the beginning of the film. "Your story may not have such a happy beginning..."



* {{Metaphorgotten}}: Seems to be heading this way, but is [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] with Po and Shen during [[spoiler:the final confrontation, after Po's destroyed Shen's armada]], in a way that actually adds to the message.
--> '''Shen:''' I took away your parents! Everything! ''I scarred you for life!''
--> '''Po:''' That's the thing, Shen. Scars heal.
--> '''Shen:''' No, they don't. ''Wounds'' heal.
--> '''Po:''' Oh, yeah. What do scars do? They fade, I guess?
--> '''Shen:''' I don't ''care'' what scars do!!
--> '''Po:''' You should, Shen. You gotta let go of that stuff from the past, 'cause it just doesn't matter.

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* {{Metaphorgotten}}: Seems to be heading this way, but is [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] {{subverted|Trope}} with Po and Shen during [[spoiler:the final confrontation, after Po's destroyed Shen's armada]], in a way that actually adds to the message.
--> '''Shen:'''
message.
-->'''Shen:'''
I took away your parents! Everything! ''I scarred you for life!''
-->
life!''\\
'''Po:''' That's the thing, Shen. Scars heal.
-->
heal.\\
'''Shen:''' No, they don't. ''Wounds'' heal.
-->
heal.\\
'''Po:''' Oh, yeah. What do scars do? They fade, I guess?
-->
guess?\\
'''Shen:''' I don't ''care'' what scars do!!
-->
do!!\\
'''Po:''' You should, Shen. You gotta let go of that stuff from the past, 'cause it just doesn't matter.



** In some of the TV Spots, there's a scene where Po is 'holding his breath in anticipation', then Tigress tells him finally to breathe. Never happens in the movie.

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** In some of the TV Spots, there's a scene where Po is 'holding "holding his breath in anticipation', anticipation", then Tigress tells him finally to breathe. Never happens in the movie.



** A third has Po claiming he knows he's not the last panda. Never comes up in the film, but might have been intended as an Easter egg to tease ''Kung Fu Panda 3'', which is confirmed to be in development, with a projected 2016 release date.
* MoodWhiplash: At times it's hilarious. At times it's action packed and rousing. At times it's even dark as hell and emotionally powerful. Of course, that's what makes it so good.
* MookChivalry: Averted. Wolves are ''pack'' animals. They always fight as a unit. Also the instances we see multiple shots fired at Po, [[spoiler: he simply dodges most of them before catching one and throwing it back]].

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** A third has Po claiming he knows he's not the last panda. Never comes up in the film, but might have been intended as an Easter egg to tease ''Kung Fu Panda 3'', which is confirmed to be was in development, with a projected 2016 release date.
development and released in 2016.
* MoodWhiplash: At times it's hilarious. At times it's action packed action-packed and rousing. At times it's even dark as hell and emotionally powerful. Of course, that's what makes it so good.
* MookChivalry: Averted. Wolves are ''pack'' animals. They always fight as a unit. Also the instances we see multiple shots fired at Po, [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he simply dodges most of them before catching one and throwing it back]].



* NearVillainVictory: [[spoiler:Lord Shen leaves the harbor of Gongmen City to conquer China with his armada armed with cannons. Everyone else has been defeated while Po is about to be shot; his only hope is a technique he has yet to master]].

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* NearVillainVictory: [[spoiler:Lord Lord Shen leaves the harbor of Gongmen City to conquer China with his armada armed with cannons. Everyone [[spoiler:Everyone else has been defeated while Po is about to be shot; his only hope is a technique he has yet to master]].



* NeverSayDie: ''Averted''. That and "kill" may be Shen's favorite words.
** Played straight in one case. He tells Po that he 'took away' his parents. [[spoiler:[[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that Po's father at least isn't dead. Even if Shen doesn't know this, he's also flabbergasted that Po doesn't want revenge for the loss of his parents' affection, which ''Shen himself'' was embittered by, even though his own folks weren't murdered.]]
* NeverTrustATrailer: Much like with its predecessor, the trailers mostly showed the comedic aspects of the film. Perhaps it was Dreamworks's way of not giving away any of the surprises.
** A TV Spot has Po declare "I'm ''not'' the last panda!" while showing [[spoiler:the panda village seen at the end of the movie,]] making it look like this will be a big part of the plot. It... wasn't. Po didn't say that and while the village appeared, it was just a teaser at the very end of the movie.
** Similar to the above TV Spot, the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xc2KBORYebs DVD Release Trailer]] basically tells you something ''completely different'' from what ACTUALLY happens in the movie. Someone must be playing a joke on the marketing department or editor.
* NiceHat: Though not fancy or complicated in any way. Po's line preceding his gain of the hat should qualify. Also, it does look pretty cool up on that roof.

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* NeverSayDie: ''Averted''. That and "kill" may be Shen's favorite words.
**
words. Played straight in one case. He case: he tells Po that he 'took away' "took away" his parents. [[spoiler:[[JustifiedTrope Justified]] [[spoiler:{{Justified|Trope}} in that Po's father at least isn't dead. Even if Shen doesn't know this, he's also flabbergasted that Po doesn't want revenge for the loss of his parents' affection, which ''Shen himself'' was embittered by, even though his own folks weren't murdered.]]
* NeverTrustATrailer: Much like with its predecessor, the trailers mostly showed the comedic aspects of the film. Perhaps it was Dreamworks's [=DreamWorks's=] way of not giving away any of the surprises.
** A TV Spot has Po declare "I'm ''not'' the last panda!" while showing [[spoiler:the panda village seen at the end of the movie,]] making it look like this will be a big part of the plot. It... wasn't. isn't. Po didn't doesn't say that and while the village appeared, appears, it was is just a teaser at the very end of the movie.
** Similar to the above TV Spot, the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xc2KBORYebs DVD Release Trailer]] basically tells you something ''completely different'' from what ACTUALLY ''actually'' happens in the movie. Someone must be playing a joke on the marketing department or editor.
* NiceHat: Though not fancy or complicated in any way. Po's line preceding his gain of the hat should qualify. Also, it does look pretty cool up on that roof. It doubles as a ContinuityNod as well, since Po wore a similar hat in his kung fu dream from the first movie.



** It doubles as a ContinuityNod as well, since Po wore a similar hat in his kung fu dream from the first movie.



* NoInfantileAmnesia: Po never suffered from this, but since his brain isn't that big, he dosen't need to.

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* NoInfantileAmnesia: Po never suffered from this, but since his brain isn't that big, he dosen't doesn't need to.



* OffHandBackHand: Po does this to the last wolf guard protecting Master Ox and Master Croc. It was the only move he did the entire fight and even ''Tigress'' complimented him on it.
* OffscreenTeleportation: In an early scene in the movie, Shifu steps out from behind Po when in the previous shot he had been standing in front of Po. Po had been watching Shifu the whole time, and he is visibly freaked out. Then Shifu does it ''again.''

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* OffHandBackHand: Po does this to backpaws the last wolf guard protecting Master Ox and Master Croc. It was is the only move he did does the entire fight and even ''Tigress'' complimented compliments him on it.
* OffscreenTeleportation: In an early scene in the movie, Shifu steps out from behind Po when in the previous shot he had has been standing in front of Po. Po had has been watching Shifu the whole time, and he is visibly freaked out. Then Shifu does it ''again.''



** [[spoiler: The Wolf Boss, possibly a literal example since he was a wolf who refused to fire on his wolf underlings despite Shen's orders. The wolf might even be AFatherToHisMen in a literal sense too, given that leaders of wolf packs tend to be the daddy to the lot of them]].

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** [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Wolf Boss, possibly a literal example since he was is a wolf who refused refuses to fire on his wolf underlings despite Shen's orders. The wolf might even be AFatherToHisMen in a literal sense too, given that leaders of wolf packs tend to be the daddy to the lot of them]].



* PintsizedPowerhouse:

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* PintsizedPowerhouse:PintSizedPowerhouse:



** And Shifu, who is even tougher since he gained 'Inner Peace' in the previous film.

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** And Shifu, who is even tougher since he gained 'Inner Peace' "Inner Peace" in the previous film.



* PunchClockVillain: It's lightly implied that the wolves are only still working for Shen out of fear for that he'll kill them if they don't. Considering that [[spoiler: he offs the Wolf Boss just for ''not wanting to murder his own men'',]] they're probably right.
* RealityEnsues: Two examples, back to back, both played for laughs. Po shouts a challenge at Shen, but [[ICantHearYou can't actually shout that far]]. He then attempts to throw a straw hat to break a bunch of chains [[spoiler: and free the Five]], but then discovers that a straw hat is basically weightless, and just sort of flutters to the ground.
* RedemptionRejection: For the second time.

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* PunchClockVillain: It's lightly implied that the wolves are only still working for Shen out of fear for that he'll kill them if they don't. Considering that [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he offs the Wolf Boss just for ''not wanting to murder his own men'',]] they're probably right.
* RealityEnsues: Two examples, back to back, both played for laughs. Po shouts a challenge at Shen, but [[ICantHearYou can't actually shout that far]]. He then attempts to throw a straw hat to break a bunch of chains [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and free the Five]], but then discovers that a straw hat is basically weightless, and just sort of flutters to the ground.
* %%* RedemptionRejection: For the second time.



* RuleOfSymbolism: The Yin Yang symbol is frequently used in this film, starting with the prophecy that Shen is destined to be defeated by 'a warrior of black and white.' Additionally, if one looks closely at the Gongmen jail floor where Po and Tigress end up sparring at one point, it also has the Ying Yang symbol placing them on opposing sides, possibly to further their ShipTease. [[spoiler: When Po throws back the final canon ball, he whirls it so fast that his body and the glow of the ball form a Yin Yang symbol.]] Heck, the end credits show a baby Po being rolled - and he looks like a Yin Yang symbol.

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* RuleOfSymbolism: The Yin Yang symbol is frequently used in this film, starting with the prophecy that Shen is destined to be defeated by 'a "a warrior of black and white.' white". Additionally, if one looks closely at the Gongmen jail floor where Po and Tigress end up sparring at one point, it also has the Ying Yang symbol placing them on opposing sides, possibly to further their ShipTease. [[spoiler: When [[spoiler:When Po throws back the final canon ball, he whirls it so fast that his body and the glow of the ball form a Yin Yang symbol.]] Heck, the end credits show a baby Po being rolled - -- and he looks like a Yin Yang symbol.



** Po repeatedly leaps into battle from a fatal height - only to be caught and gently lowered by Crane at the last second.

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** Po repeatedly leaps into battle from a fatal height - -- only to be caught and gently lowered by Crane at the last second.



* SelfFulfillingProphecy: The Soothsayer said in the intro that a warrior of black and white will defeat Shen. [[spoiler:Because of his actions, Shen ended up fulfilling the destiny. If he hadn't attempted genocide, Po never would've ended up where he could learn Kung Fu and come back to defeat him in the first place. Alternately, it's outright said in the prophecy that if he doesn't change his ways, this is what will happen. After all, if he hadn't attacked the city with his cannons, Shifu would never have gotten a letter that made him send Po]].

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* SelfDisposingVillain: Lord Shen is [[spoiler:crushed by his own wrecked cannon because he tries killing Po and ends up cutting the ropes holding it up]].
* SelfFulfillingProphecy: The Soothsayer said says in the intro that a warrior of black and white will defeat Shen. [[spoiler:Because of his actions, Shen ended ends up fulfilling the destiny. If he hadn't attempted genocide, Po never would've ended up where he could learn Kung Fu and come back to defeat him in the first place. Alternately, it's outright said in the prophecy that if he doesn't change his ways, this is what will happen. After all, if he hadn't attacked the city with his cannons, Shifu would never have gotten a letter that made him send Po]].



* ShipTease: Po and Tigress have a lot of... ''tender'' moments in this film.
** WordOfSaintPaul (Creator/GuillermoDelToro) is that their relationship in the film is indeed meant to hint at romance.

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* ShipTease: Po and Tigress have a lot of... ''tender'' moments in this film. \n** WordOfSaintPaul (Creator/GuillermoDelToro) is that their relationship in the film is indeed meant to hint at romance.



** The sequence where the Furious Five hide in a dragon costume and "devour" wolf minions (ItMakesSenseInContext), filmed from a top-down perspective, is an obvious ''PacMan'' allusion.

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** The sequence where the Furious Five hide in a dragon costume and "devour" wolf minions (ItMakesSenseInContext), filmed from a top-down perspective, is an obvious ''PacMan'' ''VideoGame/PacMan'' allusion.



** [[spoiler:One part of the scene with Po redirecting fire from all cannons at once is a visual shout-out to a scene in ''ShaolinSoccer'', with the entire Team Evil lined up and kicking the same ball at the Shaolin goalie over and over.]]
** The blind rabbit musician who continues to play through the initial battle with wolves is most likely a reference to the battle in the rain from {{Hero}}, which was accompanied by a blind musician.
*** Another one to the same movie is when Tigress intercepts the incoming fiery arrows to protect the others. In {{Hero}} though, [[RuleOfCool they were not fiery]].
** The scene where Po is riding the rickshaw to catch a wolf (also in a rickshaw) and ends up going up and falling off some scaffolding of a building is reminiscent of the chariot racing scene in ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt'', another Dreamworks film. They even used some of the same camera angles!
*** Also, other than the obvious factor of MosesInTheBulrushes, Po's mother sending Po away is very reminiscent of the scene in ''Prince of Egypt'' when Jochebed sends Moses away in the basket, right down to when they kiss their children on the forehead.
** Pretty minor, but Po getting discovered as a baby in the radish crate is pretty close to how [[WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}} baby Alex]] was first found after being sent adrift at sea.
*** Russians will also remember {{Literature/Cheburashka}}, although that might have been unintentional.
** This is not the first time Creator/JackBlack has fought using CombinationAttack[=s=]. [[BrutalLegend Though it is decidedly less metal.]]

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** [[spoiler:One part of the scene with Po redirecting fire from all cannons at once is a visual shout-out to a scene in ''ShaolinSoccer'', ''Film/ShaolinSoccer'', with the entire Team Evil lined up and kicking the same ball at the Shaolin goalie over and over.]]
** The blind rabbit musician who continues to play through the initial battle with wolves is most likely a reference to the battle in the rain from {{Hero}}, ''Film/{{Hero}}'', which was accompanied by a blind musician.
*** ** Another one to the same movie is when Tigress intercepts the incoming fiery arrows to protect the others. In {{Hero}} ''Hero'' though, [[RuleOfCool they were not fiery]].
** The scene where Po is riding the rickshaw to catch a wolf (also in a rickshaw) and ends up going up and falling off some scaffolding of a building is reminiscent of the chariot racing scene in ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt'', another Dreamworks [=DreamWorks=] film. They even used some of the same camera angles!
*** ** Also, other than the obvious factor of MosesInTheBulrushes, Po's mother sending Po away is very reminiscent of the scene in ''Prince of Egypt'' when Jochebed sends Moses away in the basket, right down to when they kiss their children on the forehead.
** Pretty minor, but Po getting discovered as a baby in the radish crate is pretty close to how [[WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}} baby Alex]] Alex from ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}'' was first found after being sent adrift at sea.
***
sea. Russians will also remember {{Literature/Cheburashka}}, ''Literature/{{Cheburashka}}'', although that might have been unintentional.
** This is not the first time Creator/JackBlack has fought using CombinationAttack[=s=]. [[BrutalLegend {{Combination Attack}}s. [[VideoGame/BrutalLegend Though it is decidedly less metal.]]



** In addition to the architecture, the movie opens with a brief history of Shen's childhood, which is presented as a stylized shadow puppet play. The musician troupe that Po and company try to save from bandits carried large prayer bells.

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** In addition to the architecture, the movie opens with a brief history of Shen's childhood, which is presented as a stylized shadow puppet play. play.
**
The musician troupe that Po and company try to save from bandits carried carries large prayer bells.



* SidetrackedByTheAnalogy[=/=]{{Metaphorgotten}}: Po's RousingSpeech to Ox and Croc which starts off talking about their prison made of fear but ends up ([[BigEater inevitably]]) turning into something about food. It still manages to be pretty awesome and accurate.
* SinisterSilhouettes: Lord Shen's armada is first shown as the silhouettes of their dragon-shaped cannon sliding across the screen of a shadow puppet play before the audience turn to the window to stare in horror. PlayedForLaughs earlier in the film when Shen is startled by the huge shadow of the Dragon Warrior coming up the stair accompanied by savage grunts, only to see one of his gorillas carrying an exhausted Po.

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* SidetrackedByTheAnalogy[=/=]{{Metaphorgotten}}: SidetrackedByTheAnalogy: Po's RousingSpeech to Ox and Croc which starts off talking about their prison made of fear but ends up ([[BigEater inevitably]]) turning into something about food. It still manages to be pretty awesome and accurate.
* SinisterSilhouettes: SinisterSilhouettes:
**
Lord Shen's armada is first shown as the silhouettes of their dragon-shaped cannon sliding across the screen of a shadow puppet play before the audience turn to the window to stare in horror. horror.
**
PlayedForLaughs earlier in the film when Shen is startled by the huge shadow of the Dragon Warrior coming up the stair accompanied by savage grunts, only to see one of his gorillas carrying an exhausted Po.



-->'''Po:''' Master Ox? Master (''spots Master Croc'') [''{{Gasp}}''] The ferocious Master Croc! And Master... Storming Ox! I can't believe we're rescuing actual legends of Kung Fu!

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-->'''Po:''' Master Ox? Master (''spots ''[spots Master Croc'') [''{{Gasp}}''] Croc]'' {{Gasp}} The ferocious Master Croc! And Master... Storming Ox! I can't believe we're rescuing actual legends of Kung Fu!Fu!
* StealthPun: While flinging wolf Mooks [[RoadApples out the back end of the dragon costume,]] the Five somehow fling out ''Monkey'' by accident...



* SuicideByCop: {{Subverted}} toward the end. [[spoiler:Lord Shen assumes Po wants this when he stands up in front of Shen's cannons, essentially a firing squad taken UpToEleven. Po is only finding a firm place to stand so that he can deflect the cannonballs, but he might have anticipated that Shen would come to this conclusion. If he can't pull this off, he really is dead]]... [[DarkerAndEdgier Dark.]]
** Seeing that [[spoiler: Shen doesn't accept Po's revelation about Inner Peace by accepting the past and instead fights the superior panda, only to get peacefully crushed by his own cannon]], he himself might be a straight example.

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* SuicideByCop: {{Subverted}} toward the end. [[spoiler:Lord Shen assumes Po wants this when he stands up in front of Shen's cannons, essentially a firing squad taken UpToEleven. Po is only finding a firm place to stand so that he can deflect the cannonballs, but he might have anticipated that Shen would come to this conclusion. If he can't pull this off, he really is dead]]... [[DarkerAndEdgier Dark.]]
**
]] Seeing that [[spoiler: Shen doesn't accept Po's revelation about Inner Peace by accepting the past and instead fights the superior panda, only to get peacefully crushed by his own cannon]], he himself might be a straight example.



* SuperStrength: Master Rhino was described as this by Tigress. She and Mantis are way up there, too.

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* SuperStrength: Master Rhino was is described as this by Tigress. She and Mantis are way up there, too.



* TemptingFate
-->'''Po:''' Next time you mess with a panda, you'd better bring a whole arrrrghhhhhh! ''(realises a whole army is surrounding them)''

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* TemptingFate
-->'''Po:'''
TemptingFate:
** Po is good at this.
--->'''Po:'''
Next time you mess with a panda, you'd better bring a whole arrrrghhhhhh! ''(realises ''[realizes a whole army is surrounding them)''them]''



-->'''Mantis:''' At least we destroyed the weapon.
-->''(Shen lands next to an entire battery of cannons.)''
-->'''Shen:''' FIRE!
-->'''Mantis:''' ''(cheerfully)'' Oh, no, he's got ''way'' more.
* TennisBoss: A rare non-video game example.
* ToiletHumour: While Po and the Five are wearing the dragon costume disguise, it appears to 'eat' a wolf (Po pulling the wolf inside through the dragon's mouth), digest him (the Furious Five beating him up), then excrete the remains (tossing him out the back), much to the disgust of a watching child.

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-->'''Mantis:''' --->'''Mantis:''' At least we destroyed the weapon.
-->''(Shen
weapon.\\
''[Shen
lands next to an entire battery of cannons.)''
-->'''Shen:''' FIRE!
-->'''Mantis:''' ''(cheerfully)''
cannons]''\\
'''Shen:''' FIRE!\\
'''Mantis:''' ''[cheerfully]''
Oh, no, he's got ''way'' more.
* %%* TennisBoss: A rare non-video game example.
* ToiletHumour: While Po and the Five are wearing the dragon costume disguise, it appears to 'eat' "eat" a wolf (Po pulling the wolf inside through the dragon's mouth), digest him (the Furious Five beating him up), then excrete the remains (tossing him out the back), much to the disgust of a watching child.



* TranquilFury: [[spoiler:Lord Shen during the final battle at the end of his VillainousBreakdown. It makes the fight much more even and if he hadn't ended up crushed by his own cannon, he might have won]]. Then again, Shen himself acknowledged quite early that [[spoiler: he isn't exactly the best at fighting directly which is one reason why he had build cannons, so he might have just tried to provoke a SuicideByCop]].

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* TranquilFury: [[spoiler:Lord Lord Shen during the final battle at the end of [[spoiler:of his VillainousBreakdown. It makes the fight much more even and if he hadn't ended up crushed by his own cannon, he might have won]]. Then again, Shen himself acknowledged quite early that [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he isn't exactly the best at fighting directly which is one reason why he had has build cannons, so he might have just tried to provoke a SuicideByCop]].



* TrojanHorse: Po and the Furious Five use a Dragon costume to sneak around Gongmen City. Also Shen's "gift" for Master Rhino and co.

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* TrojanHorse: TrojanHorse:
**
Po and the Furious Five use a Dragon costume to sneak around Gongmen City. City.
**
Also Shen's "gift" for Master Rhino and co.



--> '''Shen:''' Not that. How did you find peace? I took away your parents. Everything! I I-- I scarred you for life!
--> '''Po:''' See that's the thing, Shen. Scars heal.
--> '''Shen:''' No, they don't. ''Wounds'' heal.

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--> '''Shen:''' -->'''Shen:''' Not that. How did you find peace? I took away your parents. Everything! I I-- I scarred you for life!
-->
life!\\
'''Po:''' See that's the thing, Shen. Scars heal.
-->
heal.\\
'''Shen:''' No, they don't. ''Wounds'' heal.



* VisualPun: While flinging wolf Mooks [[RoadApples out the back end of the dragon costume,]] the Five somehow fling out ''Monkey'' by accident...
* VitriolicBestBuds: Po and Tigress is a mild case of Type 1.

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* VisualPun: While flinging wolf Mooks [[RoadApples out the back end of the dragon costume,]] the Five somehow fling out ''Monkey'' by accident...
* VitriolicBestBuds: Po and Tigress is are a mild case of Type 1.



* WeHaveReserves: Lord Shen is not averse to firing at his own ships and killing his own minions if it helps to destroy Po. [[spoiler: The Wolf Boss objects, and Shen offhandedly murders him]].

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* WeHaveReserves: Lord Shen is not averse to firing at his own ships and killing his own minions if it helps to destroy Po. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Wolf Boss objects, and Shen offhandedly murders him]].



** Like in the first movie, this trope is invoked during the final battle. [[spoiler:Shen professed his hatred of kung fu and desire to eradicate it more than once, but in the end, when told by Po that he should do what he really desires to do with his life, instead of being controlled by his past, Shen chooses to have one last kung fu battle with Po, and actually manages to fight Po on even terms, proving that he wasn't just attacking in a blind rage (look how well that ended for the far more powerful Tai Lung). Then the wreck of his cannon interrupts the fight and crushes the wicked peacock, in the far less subtle application of the same trope]].

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** Like in the first movie, this trope is invoked during the final battle. [[spoiler:Shen professed professes his hatred of kung fu and desire to eradicate it more than once, but in the end, when told by Po that he should do what he really desires to do with his life, instead of being controlled by his past, Shen chooses to have one last kung fu battle with Po, and actually manages to fight Po on even terms, proving that he wasn't isn't just attacking in a blind rage (look how well that ended for the far more powerful Tai Lung). Then the wreck of his cannon interrupts the fight and crushes the wicked peacock, in the far less subtle application of the same trope]].



* YouCantThwartStageOne: Po and the Furious Five [[spoiler:were unable to destroy the cannons at the foundry or stop Lord Shen from bringing the cannon ships out of Gongmen City. Still, they succeed in thwarting Lord Shen's plans and defeat him]].

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* YouCantThwartStageOne: Po and the Furious Five [[spoiler:were [[spoiler:are unable to destroy the cannons at the foundry or stop Lord Shen from bringing the cannon ships out of Gongmen City. Still, they succeed in thwarting Lord Shen's plans and defeat him]].



!!''Secrets of the Masters'' Provides Examples Of:

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!!''Secrets of the Masters'' Provides Examples provides examples Of:



* [[DoomedByCanon Doomed By Cannon]]: Master Thundering Rhino. If you didn't feel bad for him already...

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* [[DoomedByCanon Doomed By Cannon]]: DoomedByCanon: Master Thundering Rhino. If you didn't feel bad for him already...



* ActionDressRip: Tigress when she finally decides to use her own 'tiger style' to defeat the Boar.

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* ActionDressRip: Tigress when she finally decides to use her own 'tiger style' "tiger style" to defeat the Boar.



* [[WellDoneSonGuy "Well Done, Daughter!" Gal:]] Shifu at the end admits to Tigress that he approves of her fighting style and the four fighters she found, and that he is proud of her.

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* [[WellDoneSonGuy "Well Done, Daughter!" Gal:]] Shifu at the end admits to Tigress that he approves of her fighting style and the four fighters she found, and that he is proud of her.her.
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!!''Kung Fu Panda 2'' Provides Examples Of:

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!!''Kung Fu Panda 2'' Provides Examples Of:
provides examples of:


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* AbsurdlyLongStairway: Po and the Furious Five are taken to Lord Shen's throne room at the top of a tall tower. Po has to be carried by one of Shen's guards for half of the way.


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* CarnivoreConfusion: One of the wolves explicitly says to a rabbit: "If you are not going to cook my rice properly, I am going to cook you!" The sequel also confirms that cannibalism still exists among mantises.


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** Lord Shen is a white peacock with red markings on his feathers. White is the color of death in Asian cultures, "shen" can be read as "flame" in Chinese, and in the Wu Xing red and white are the colors of fire and metal. The filmmakers ''clearly'' knew their Chinese philosophy too.
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** Seeing that [[spoiler: Shen doesn't accept Po's revelation about Inner Peace by accepting the past and instead fights the superior panda, only to get peacefully crushed by his own cannon]], he might be a straight example.

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** Seeing that [[spoiler: Shen doesn't accept Po's revelation about Inner Peace by accepting the past and instead fights the superior panda, only to get peacefully crushed by his own cannon]], he himself might be a straight example.



* TrueCompanions: Since the last movie, Po and the Furious Five have become much closer, with Tigress [[RelationshipUpgrade becoming his best friend]] out of the bunch. Though in the TV series, he seems to be more chummy with Monkey.
** This is likely because the producers making the threequel will want to keep any shipping moments between Tigress and Po for that movie, and there's only so much family-friendly interspecies romance you can do, especially on network television, without getting into BrainBleach or FridgeHorror territory.

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* TrueCompanions: Since the last movie, Po and the Furious Five have become much closer, with Tigress [[RelationshipUpgrade becoming his best friend]] out of the bunch. Though in the TV series, he seems to be more chummy with Monkey. \n** This is likely because the producers making the threequel will want to keep any shipping moments between Tigress and Po for that movie, and there's only so much family-friendly interspecies romance you can do, especially on network television, without getting into BrainBleach or FridgeHorror territory.



** Might be a ShoutOut to DragonBallZ and Krillin's Destructo Disc.
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* DidNotThinkThisThrough: Played for laughs when Po uses an IndyPloy to free the Furious Five. When they ask what the next part of his plan is, he says, "I didn't think I'd get this far."

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* DidNotThinkThisThrough: Played for laughs when Po uses an IndyPloy to free the Furious Five. When they ask what the next part of his plan is, he says, "I didn't think I'd get this far."by Po. See IndyPloy.



** The end of the movie shows that one panda did survive, and once news spreads about Shen's defeat, he knows its Po.



* IAmNotYourFather: Mr. Ping finally admits the [[CaptainObvious incredibly non-evident fact]] that he's not Po's real father.
* ICantHearYou: Po shouts a challenge from a rooftop to Shen. Unfortunately, the distance is too far for anyone to make out what Po is saying.

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* IAmNotYourFather: Mr. Ping finally admits the makes an astounding revelation: [[CaptainObvious incredibly non-evident fact]] that he's not Po's real father.
biological father.]]
* ICantHearYou: Po shouts a challenge from a rooftop to Shen. Unfortunately, the distance is too far for anyone to make out what Po is saying.He should have picked a ''closer'' rooftop.



* JawDrop: Twice by Crane, when Tigress first gives a CooldownHug to Po and when Po hugs Tigress near the end.

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* JawDrop: Twice by Crane, when Tigress first gives a CooldownHug to Po and when Po hugs Tigress near the end.end (and doesn't get rebuffed.)



* WeakButSkilled: Shen doesn't have brute strength or the sort of SuperToughness that kung-fu masters of the setting have. But he's far from harmless in a fight: he's ''extremely'' fast and a KnifeNut.



* WeHaveReserves: Lord Shen is not averse to firing at his own ships and killing his own minions if it helps to destroy Po. [[spoiler:Which even convinces TheDragon to turn against him]].

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* WeHaveReserves: Lord Shen is not averse to firing at his own ships and killing his own minions if it helps to destroy Po. [[spoiler:Which even convinces TheDragon to turn against [[spoiler: The Wolf Boss objects, and Shen offhandedly murders him]].
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Considered one of [=DreamWorks=] finest films, ''Kung Fu Panda 2'' became the highest grossing film ''of all time'' to be directed solely by a woman.

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Considered one of [=DreamWorks=] [=DreamWorks=]' finest films, ''Kung Fu Panda 2'' became the highest grossing film ''of all time'' to be directed solely by a woman.
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** Speaking of Oogway, all of Po's CharacterDevelopment was about him finding inner peace, by accepting his past and not letting it decide who he is now. This was the lesson Oogway taught Po in the first film so that Po would not try to flee his destiny as the Dragon Warrior.

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** Speaking of Oogway, all of Po's CharacterDevelopment was about him finding inner peace, by accepting his past and not letting it decide who he is now. This was the lesson Oogway taught tried to teach Po in the first film so that Po would not try to flee his destiny as the Dragon Warrior.



** FireIsRed: As a consequence of this color motif, most fires on the film glow with an unusual crimson tone.

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** FireIsRed: As a consequence of this the movie's strong color motif, motifs, most fires on the film glow with an unusual crimson tone.


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* DidNotThinkThisThrough: Played for laughs when Po uses an IndyPloy to free the Furious Five. When they ask what the next part of his plan is, he says, "I didn't think I'd get this far."
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