History YMMV / ADifferentLesson

3rd Feb '16 9:34:44 PM Ingonyama
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** The third movie also has a moment where a panda dons Master Flying Rhino's armor (and which Po himself admitted to fantasizing about), and the statues of the Vault of Heroes appearing uncovered and open on the mountain around the stairs... And considering both Heian Chao and Kai are spirits, it's surely the case that Chao was also [[spoiler:immune to the Wuxi Finger Hold]], which makes Tai Lung warning Po not to use it incredibly prescient.
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** The third movie also has a moment where a panda dons Master Flying Rhino's armor (and which Po himself admitted to fantasizing about), and the statues of the Vault of Heroes appearing uncovered and open on the mountain around the stairs... And considering both Heian Chao and Kai are spirits, it's surely the case that Chao was also [[spoiler:immune to the Wuxi Finger Hold]], which makes Tai Lung warning Po not to use it incredibly prescient. [[FridgeHorror It's a good thing the possibilities he suggested never happened with Kai, isn't it?]] -->'''Tai Lung''': Just what d'you suppose would happen if you used the ultimate ''chi'' move on the ultimate master of ''chi''? The least that would happen is it blowing up in your face and doing absolutely nothing. Worse, you might just make him stronger...or allow him to turn it back on you, corrupt you, vaporize you...
3rd Feb '16 9:08:17 PM Ingonyama
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** The third movie also has a moment where a panda dons Master Flying Rhino's armor (and which Po himself admitted to fantasizing about), and the statues of the Vault of Heroes appearing uncovered and open on the mountain around the stairs...
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** The third movie also has a moment where a panda dons Master Flying Rhino's armor (and which Po himself admitted to fantasizing about), and the statues of the Vault of Heroes appearing uncovered and open on the mountain around the stairs... And considering both Heian Chao and Kai are spirits, it's surely the case that Chao was also [[spoiler:immune to the Wuxi Finger Hold]], which makes Tai Lung warning Po not to use it incredibly prescient.
3rd Feb '16 2:47:02 AM Ingonyama
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** Monkey getting put under MindControl (with RedEyesTakeWarning), something which was utterly PlayedForDrama (and horror) in the fic, becomes a lot funnier after seeing "The Scorpion's Sting".

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** The third movie also has a moment where a panda dons Master Flying Rhino's armor (and which Po himself admitted to fantasizing about), and the statues of the Vault of Heroes appearing uncovered and open on the mountain around the stairs...
31st Jan '16 6:53:04 PM Ingonyama
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** In Chapter 38, Tai Lung's thoughts: "No one needed to know he'd been so caught up in romancing Tigress he might not have noticed if Po had started dressing up in a ''cheongsam''. ''Oh gods...why did I have to go there? Someone kill me now, please...or at least murder my imagination.''" Well it may not be a ''cheongsam'', but we have gotten to see Po dressed as a woman in "[[WesternAnimation/KungFuPandaLegendsOfAwesomeness Ladies of the Shade]]". And Tai Lung's reaction is pretty apt. On a related note, Song herself being a violet-eyed snow leopardess who is nominally on the side of the bad guys, performs a HeelFaceTurn to help fight her former allies, and has a ShipTease with Po sounds a lot like Jia.
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** In Chapter 38, Tai Lung's thoughts: "No one needed to know he'd been so caught up in romancing Tigress he might not have noticed if Po had started dressing up in a ''cheongsam''. ''Oh gods...why did I have to go there? Someone kill me now, please...or at least murder my imagination.''" Well it may not be a ''cheongsam'', but we have gotten to see Po dressed as a woman in "[[WesternAnimation/KungFuPandaLegendsOfAwesomeness Ladies of the Shade]]". And Tai Lung's reaction is pretty apt. ** On a related note, Song herself being a violet-eyed snow leopardess who is nominally on the side of the bad guys, performs a HeelFaceTurn to help fight her former allies, and has a ShipTease with Po sounds a lot like Jia.
31st Jan '16 6:52:33 PM Ingonyama
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** In Chapter 38, Tai Lung's thoughts: "No one needed to know he'd been so caught up in romancing Tigress he might not have noticed if Po had started dressing up in a ''cheongsam''. ''Oh gods...why did I have to go there? Someone kill me now, please...or at least murder my imagination.''" Well it may not be a ''cheongsam'', but we have gotten to see Po dressed as a woman in "[[WesternAnimation/KungFuPandaLegendsOfAwesomeness Ladies of the Shade]]". And Tai Lung's reaction is pretty apt.
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** In Chapter 38, Tai Lung's thoughts: "No one needed to know he'd been so caught up in romancing Tigress he might not have noticed if Po had started dressing up in a ''cheongsam''. ''Oh gods...why did I have to go there? Someone kill me now, please...or at least murder my imagination.''" Well it may not be a ''cheongsam'', but we have gotten to see Po dressed as a woman in "[[WesternAnimation/KungFuPandaLegendsOfAwesomeness Ladies of the Shade]]". And Tai Lung's reaction is pretty apt. On a related note, Song herself being a violet-eyed snow leopardess who is nominally on the side of the bad guys, performs a HeelFaceTurn to help fight her former allies, and has a ShipTease with Po sounds a lot like Jia.
18th Jan '16 12:47:50 PM Berserker88
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* HilariousInHindsight: Two moments.
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* HilariousInHindsight: Two A few moments.

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* HilariousInHindsight: Two moments. ** The BigBad is a dark master of chi who used to be allied with Master Oogway, but was eventually corrupted by his lust for power, leading Oogway to seal him away until he finally made his return centuries later, after Oogway's death. Sounds an awful lot like [[KungFuPanda3 Kai]], doesn't it?
22nd May '15 9:15:30 PM Anddrix
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* ProtagonistCenteredMorality: Aside from the experiences of Xiulan and Chang noted on the main page which can seem like this (although no one in the story calls out Po and the rest of the Jade Palace crew for their early treatment of them, in the end it's clear their sufferings are as much their own faults and the villain's, not the heroes', everyone actually ends up treating them both much more sympathetically later, ''and'' they receive some happiness by the end), there is the backstory of [[spoiler:Po's father]] and his actions as a highwayman vs. how everyone (including Emperor Chen) reacted to what was done to him to set him on his path. It should be noted that the emperor did still agree punishment for [[spoiler:Bao]] was warranted, he likely would never have done the things he had if he hadn't been forced to desert, and there was much more going on with that bigoted general than it seemed on the surface. (Needless to say, having a general who would a) disobey direct orders b) mistreat the lower classes and c) use a particular troop's bloodthirstiness [[ItsAllAboutMe for his own ends]], no matter [[CreateYourOwnVillain what this might later turn him into in war (or civilian life!)]] with the excuse that "[[IDidWhatIHadToDo it was the only way]] [[CombatPragmatist to win]]" and "[[HeWhoFightsMonsters we have to win no matter the cost]]" is not something you want if you intend to be a good ruler without rebellions on your hands. And simply exiling the general while stripping him of his rank would not only have punished his innocent family, it would have left him alive and wanting revenge, likely to gather his own army and come to usurp the throne--[[TruthInTelevision something which actually happened]] [[ShownTheirWork fairly often in Chinese history]].) The author has gone on in his sequel vignettes to show [[spoiler:Bao]] not only hasn't gotten off scot-free but knows he did wrong and regrets it (so he isn't being forgiven [[spoiler:just because he's one of the heroes' fathers]]), and has also promised to show more insight into him and that general.
22nd May '15 9:03:39 PM MexicanGuy
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* BadassDecay (averted): While Tai Lung does become kinder, gentler, friendlier, and an all-around good guy and hero, trading his villainous tendencies for snark, he remains as awesome and incredible a fighter as ever--not to mention he’s still quite able to unleash his rage and temper on the true [[CompleteMonster Complete Monsters]].
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* BadassDecay (averted): BadassDecay Averted: While Tai Lung does become kinder, gentler, friendlier, and an all-around good guy and hero, trading his villainous tendencies for snark, he remains as awesome and incredible a fighter as ever--not to mention he’s still quite able to unleash his rage and temper on the true [[CompleteMonster Complete Monsters]].
25th Oct '14 5:52:09 PM Ingonyama
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* FridgeBrilliance: Chao is the perfect antagonist for Tai Lung. Why? [[spoiler:Through corrupting and manipulating his chi, he intends to ‘take Tai Lung’s self away’. Not only is that at the heart of kung fu philosophy, it’s the problem Tai Lung had all along, not believing in himself so that he felt he would be nothing without the Dragon Scroll. Ergo, take away his self, and he’d immediately be back to the monster he was before.]]
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* FridgeBrilliance: FridgeBrilliance: ** Chao is the perfect antagonist for Tai Lung. Why? [[spoiler:Through corrupting and manipulating his chi, he intends to ‘take Tai Lung’s self away’. Not only is that at the heart of kung fu philosophy, it’s the problem Tai Lung had all along, not believing in himself so that he felt he would be nothing without the Dragon Scroll. Ergo, take away his self, and he’d immediately be back to the monster he was before.]]]] ** Thanks to the species of the characters involved, any time Tigress is facing one of the Wu Sisters it's a literal CatFight. However, every single one of those encounters is taken absolutely serious and is a deadly, legitimate battle rather than fanservice or amusing bickering (although a bit of the latter does precede the Tigress/Xiu combat in the birch forest). The same also holds true for Mei Ling vs. Jia during the FinalBattle. Objectification of women defied!
6th Sep '14 11:56:17 PM Ingonyama
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* LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt: Somewhat subverted, for while neither [[spoiler:Tai Lung]] nor [[spoiler:Po]] die, a number of instances occur where it looks like they have or will, and such was the skill of the writing that none of the readers seemed to believe the author wouldn’t have the guts to kill them off. This may have been helped by other matters such as the DisneyDeath of [[spoiler:Mantis]] and the actual deaths of [[spoiler:Zhuang and Vachir]].
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* LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt: Somewhat subverted, for while neither [[spoiler:Tai Lung]] nor [[spoiler:Po]] die, a number of instances occur where it looks like they have or will, and such was the skill of the writing that none of the readers seemed to believe the author wouldn’t have the guts to kill them off. This may have been helped by other matters such as the DisneyDeath of [[spoiler:Mantis]] and the [[CharacterDeath actual deaths deaths]] of [[spoiler:Zhuang and Vachir]].
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