History YMMV / Mulan

24th Aug '16 11:14:24 PM BobRiddle
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* SignatureScene:
** Mulan singing "Reflection".
** The "I'll Make A Man Out Of You" training montage song.
** [[spoiler:Shan Yu being blown to bits with fireworks]].
** The end where [[spoiler:everyone bows to Mulan]].
8th Aug '16 7:41:19 AM GlitteringFlowers
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** The "Mulan is transgender" idea seems to come more from Westerners trying to shoehorn gender roles in the story itself. [[https://herskyofdiamonds.tumblr.com/post/144898410455/tealish-pink-onward-waywardson More than one Asian fan has reacted rather angrily at this]].

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** The "Mulan is transgender" idea seems to come comes more from Westerners trying to shoehorn gender roles in the story, than the story itself. [[https://herskyofdiamonds.tumblr.com/post/144898410455/tealish-pink-onward-waywardson More than one Asian Chinese-American and Chinese fan has reacted rather angrily at this]].
7th Aug '16 2:12:54 PM Troper9
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* AdaptationDisplacement: A lot of people have no idea that the legend of Mulan has been around in various forms since the 6th century AD. They think she's an original Disney character.

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* AdaptationDisplacement: A lot of people have no idea that the legend of Mulan has been around in various forms since the 6th century AD. They think she's an original Disney character. To be fair, very few people outside of East Asia knew of the legend before the film's release.
31st Jul '16 7:02:12 AM Silverblade2
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* CultClassic: Sort of. It was a huge success upon release, and it's also considered one of the better post-''[[Disney/TheLionKing Lion King]]'' films from Disney's "Renaissance" period in the 90s, the rest of which have gotten considerable HypeBacklash.
30th Jul '16 8:56:09 PM wrestlingdog909
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Grandmother Fa has more fans than her small screentime would suggest.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Grandmother Fa has more fans than her small screentime would suggest. Also, The Emperor.



* MemeticBadass: Ping, [[ComicallyMissingThePoint the manliest badass]] ever to grace cinema. Blog/UnshavedMouse turned Mulan herself into one while reviewing each film in the Disney Animated Canon.

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* MemeticBadass: Ping, [[ComicallyMissingThePoint the manliest badass]] ever to grace cinema. Blog/UnshavedMouse turned Mulan herself into one while reviewing each film in the Disney Animated Canon. The Emperor also has this reputation.
27th Jul '16 2:11:36 PM Lancelot07
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* CompleteMonster: Shan Yu views the Emperor of China having built the Great Wall as both an insult and a challenge. As a violent BloodKnight, Shan Yu leads his horde of Huns to invade, relishing when China ''knows'' he's there. After capturing two Imperial spies, Shan Yu releases them with a message for the Emperor- but has one of his archers kill one anyways as you only need one man to deliver a message. Shan Yu later ambushes the armies of General Li at a village, resulting in a mass slaughter, not only of the soldiers, but every civilian as well, with no children spared either. Even after his army's downfall, Shan Yu attacks the Imperial Palace with his remaining men and takes the Emperor hostage, furiously trying to kill him when he refuses to kneel to Shan Yu.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MilR3Z1sASY "Short Hair"]]. That is all. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlcheT4Q8M4 "The Huns Attack"]] appears to be a fan favorite too.

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* CompleteMonster: Shan Yu views the Emperor of China having built the Great Wall as both an insult and a challenge. As a violent BloodKnight, Shan Yu leads his horde of Huns to invade, relishing when China ''knows'' he's there. After capturing two Imperial spies, Shan Yu releases them with a message for the Emperor- but has one of his archers kill one anyways as you only need one man to deliver a message. Shan Yu later ambushes the armies of General Li at a village, resulting in a mass slaughter, not only of the soldiers, but every civilian as well, with no children spared either. Even after his army's downfall, Shan Yu attacks the Imperial Palace with his remaining men and takes the Emperor hostage, furiously trying to kill him when he refuses to kneel to Shan Yu.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome:
AwesomeMusic: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MilR3Z1sASY "Short Hair"]]. That is all. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlcheT4Q8M4 "The Huns Attack"]] appears to be a fan favorite too.


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* CompleteMonster: Shan Yu views the Emperor of China having built the Great Wall as both an insult and a challenge. As a violent BloodKnight, Shan Yu leads his horde of Huns to invade, relishing when China ''knows'' he's there. After capturing two Imperial spies, Shan Yu releases them with a message for the Emperor- but has one of his archers kill one anyways as you only need one man to deliver a message. Shan Yu later ambushes the armies of General Li at a village, resulting in a mass slaughter, not only of the soldiers, but every civilian as well, with no children spared either. Even after his army's downfall, Shan Yu attacks the Imperial Palace with his remaining men and takes the Emperor hostage, furiously trying to kill him when he refuses to kneel to Shan Yu.
18th Jul '16 10:24:52 PM OffTheDeepEnd
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* CultClassic: Sort of. It was a huge success upon release, but it's also considered one of the better post-''[[Disney/TheLionKing Lion King]]'' films from Disney's "Renaissance" period in the 90s, the rest of which have gotten considerable HypeBacklash.

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* CultClassic: Sort of. It was a huge success upon release, but and it's also considered one of the better post-''[[Disney/TheLionKing Lion King]]'' films from Disney's "Renaissance" period in the 90s, the rest of which have gotten considerable HypeBacklash.



* EnsembleDarkhorse: Grandma Fa has more fans than her small screentime would suggest.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Grandma Grandmother Fa has more fans than her small screentime would suggest.



* MisaimedFandom: Mulan has got a reputation among some fans as a YouGoGirl girliness-hating {{Tomboy}}. This same fanbase reacts with disgust at her wearing the pink dress in most of the Franchise/DisneyPrincess merchandise, claiming it [[RealWomenDontWearDresses undermines her character]]. This is ignoring the fact that Mulan's discomfort at the beginning of the movie was over not wanting to let her family down - and that she ''wanted'' to be a good wife. On a more superficial level she does actually like how she looks in the pink dress. She seems to wear pink because so many of the ''other'' Disney Princesses are colour-coded with blue outfits (Cinderella, Belle, Jasmine and Snow White) and Sleeping Beauty likewise is shown in a pink dress for this reason.

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* MisaimedFandom: Mulan has got a reputation among some fans as a YouGoGirl girliness-hating {{Tomboy}}. This same fanbase reacts with disgust at her wearing the pink dress in most of the Franchise/DisneyPrincess merchandise, claiming it [[RealWomenDontWearDresses undermines her character]]. This is ignoring the fact that Mulan's discomfort at the beginning of the movie was over not wanting to let her family down - and that she ''wanted'' to be a good wife. On a more superficial level she does actually like how she looks in the pink dress. She seems to wear pink because so many of the ''other'' Disney Princesses princess characters are colour-coded with blue outfits (Cinderella, Belle, Jasmine and Snow White) and Sleeping Beauty likewise is shown in a pink dress for this reason.



* PeripheryDemographic: The song "Reflection" seems to have struck small chord in the LGBT community, [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff at least in the Philippines.]]

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* PeripheryDemographic: The song "Reflection" seems to have struck a small chord in the LGBT community, [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff at least in the Philippines.]]


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** With that said, "Reflection" is a ''very'' close second and the first single of Christina Aguilera's career, and also, as mentioned above, has struck a small chord in the LGBT community.
16th Jul '16 8:15:43 PM AlleyOop
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* {{Applicability}}: Even if Fa Mulan is not intended to be literally transgender, nevertheless the movie's themes resonate strongly with the trans and other members of the LGBT community.
7th Jul '16 10:02:02 AM kataangluvr
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* FoeYay: While it drifts into CrackShip territory, Mulan and Shan Yu has a strange fan following.
5th Jul '16 11:37:11 AM GlitteringFlowers
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** The "Mulan is transgender" idea seems to come more from Westerners trying to shoehorn gender roles in the story itself. [[https://herskyofdiamonds.tumblr.com/post/144898410455/tealish-pink-onward-waywardson More than one Asian fan has reacted rather angrily at this]].



* WhatMeasureIsANonBadass: Mulan is constantly touted by fans as "THE BESTEST AND MOST FEMINIST DISNEY PRINCESS EVERRRR" and used to bash all the other "weak, sparkly, slutty" Franchise/DisneyPrincesses for "not being strong women". It's ironic considering she begins the movie wanting nothing more than to be a good wife and ends the movie turning down a post as the Emperor's consul. It's also pretty impressive as she [[InNameOnly was never canonically a Princess to begin with]].

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* WhatMeasureIsANonBadass: WhatMeasureIsANonBadass:
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Mulan is constantly touted by fans as "THE BESTEST AND MOST FEMINIST DISNEY PRINCESS EVERRRR" and used to bash all the other "weak, sparkly, slutty" Franchise/DisneyPrincesses for "not being strong women". It's ironic considering she begins the movie wanting nothing more than to be a good wife and ends the movie turning down a post as the Emperor's consul.consul, and [[http://i-freakin-love-disney.tumblr.com/post/67098335802/killerdraco-memewhore-disneyworldwonders saves China while wearing a dress]]. It's also pretty impressive as she [[InNameOnly was never canonically a Princess to begin with]].
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