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[[folder:''Kung Fu Panda'']]
!!Po Ping
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-->"I'm not a big, fat panda. I'm THE big, fat panda."

->'''Voiced by:'''\\
Creator/JackBlack (Films)\\
Mick Wingert (TV Series)

A Giant Panda with a big heart, he is a major kung fu fanatic and runs a noodle shop with his father (who is a goose). To the surprise of everyone, he is selected by Master Oogway to be the [[TheChosenOne Dragon Warrior]] destined to defend the Valley of Peace from danger, and now trains under Master Shifu and alongside his idols, the Furious Five.
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* AccidentalAthlete: In the first movie, when he climbed several feet off the kitchen floor and performed a perfect split just to get Monkey's cookies off the top shelf. When he sees Shifu watching him, Po's first words are "Don't tell Monkey."
* {{Acrofatic}}: After his training. Though he can still tire after too long and struggles with over-long staircases.
* {{Adorkable}}: Look no further than when he first entered the Jade Palace and spent the next minute or two just gawking to himself over the cool kung fu artifacts. PandaingToTheAudience indeed.
* AllLovingHero: He does not hate anybody. Not even Shen, who [[spoiler:attacked Po's village, and killed his mother and his people]]. He still forgave him and told him to let go of the past.
* AmazonChaser: Considering [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar his reaction to Tigress demonstrating her "flexibility".]]
* AscendedFanboy: Even after he's been established firmly as the Dragon Warrior, he occasionally looks around at his comrades like he can't believe something so cool is actually happening.
** TheKnightsWhoSaySquee: No matter how much of a badass he himself becomes, he can't resist fanboying over any famous master he sees.
* AssKicksYou: While Po is fighting Tai Lung, he sits on Tai Lung at one point. It becomes one of his signature moves later on.
* AwesomeByAnalysis: In the cartoon series, it is revealed that he is quite talented through means of observing attacks. Yes, even dangerous techniques. [[spoiler:One of them blinds him]].
** He shows a bit of this in the films too. After all, he learned the Wuxi Finger Hold just by "figuring it out".
** In the second film, he learns the movements for the raindrop move after only seeing it once. He has to obtain inner peace before he can use it, but still.
* {{Badass}}: He's the legendary Dragon Warrior and has more than earned that title by this point.
** BadassAdorable: He also happens to be a big fluffy panda.
* BadassBoast: "I'm not a big fat panda. I'm THE big fat panda!" He also tries to deliver one to Shen, but he's too far away for the sound to reach him.
** MemeticBadass: In-universe, the Dragon Warrior is the ultimate kung-fu master and a paragon of badassery, as well as one in harmony with the energy of the universe. Po eventually grows into that hype.
* BattleCouple: With Tigress in the second movie, as part of their ShipTease.
* BattleCry: "GET READY TO FEEL THE THUNDER!!"
* BearHug: To Tigress at the end of the second film. [[DontExplainTheJoke It is funny because he is a bear]].
* BearyFriendly: He acts friendly to just about everyone he meets. He's even pretty amiable with the bad guys.
* BearyFunny: Generally acts like a big goofball, even when he's doing something completely badass.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Once he finally gets to be a kung fu master as he always wanted, he finds it to be quite a lot harder than he expected.
* BellyFlopCrushing: Does this to the Wolf Boss.
--> '''Po:''' ALAKASQUASH-O!
* BewareTheNiceOnes/ BewareTheSillyOnes: He's normally a good-natured, goofy, and laid-back guy...but he can and ''will'' kick your ass if you deserve it.
* BigEater: He can stuff ''forty'' bean buns into his mouth.
* BigFun: He comes across as the typical lovable fat guy, but this is partially just to hide his own [[SadClown insecurities]].
* BloodKnight: Being the kung fu fanatic that he is, the guy usually looks like he's having the time of his life during a fight. Except when ItsPersonal.
* BrilliantButLazy: Po can learn special techniques by merely watching them once, but he tries to take shortcuts in his training, which actually delays his learning.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Becoming a kung fu master doesn't end his being the comic relief.
* ButtMonkey: He starts off as this.
* CallingYourAttacks: Has a tendency to do this. And if the attack doesn't have an actual name,[[BuffySpeak he'll just make one up]].
* CatchPhrase: "Skadoosh".
* CharacterDevelopment: Each film centers around his personal growth in some way.
* CharacterTitle: "Kung Fu Panda" refers to Po.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: It's revealed in "Oogway's Ghost" that Po relies the most on the frequent training sessions to keep his skills sharp out of the group. Going for even a few days without the proper level of taxation leaves him nigh useless in battle.
* ChefOfIron: Doubles as TeamChef.
* TheChosenOne: Twice, even!
** TheChosenZero: What almost everyone believes him to be until he proves himself.
* ClassicalAntiHero: At first. He gets better.
* ComfortFood: Po has a psychological dependence on eating when he's upset, but he manages to conquer it to some degree in the first film.
* ConfusionFu: Because he invented his own kung fu style instead of learning one of the others, he has an advantage against more seasoned fighters like Tai Lung who don't know what to expect from him. It helps that, half the time, he appears to be goofing off more than actually fighting.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: He's not particularly bright and kind of a klutz, but becomes a highly-skilled kung fu master regardless.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Po's family and his species in his infancy were [[spoiler:massacred by Lord Shen]], but Po has no conscious memory of this for years and soon comes to terms with it.
* {{Determinator}}: Even before he knows any kung fu, the Five are somewhat impressed by the fact that he ''will not'' give up, no matter how much a beating he is taking.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: [[spoiler:Destroys the Demon King Ke-pa.]]
* DisabilityImmunity: He is so chubby that [[spoiler:Tai Lung's pressure-point attacks]] don't work on him.
* DisappearedDad: His biological father. [[spoiler:Who actually turns out to be alive.]]
* DitzyGenius: Has figured out advanced Kung Fu techniques by himself without being shown while capable of inventing new ones on his own, has an encyclopedic knowledge of kung fu history and lore, is a competent and imaginative strategist, and is a SupremeChef to boot. Discovers inner peace three days after being told what it is and able to do the seemingly ''[[CatchAndReturn impossible]]'' with it, and has an excellent grasp of kung fu philosophy. And the end credits for the second movie show that he didn't ''buy'' his near-identical action figues of the Furious Five- he ''carved'' them by himself when he was just a kid. For all that though, he's pretty childish, occasionally clumsy, easily excited and often lacks common sense.
* DoorstopBaby: His adoptive father found him in a radish box from the vegetable order delivered to him. He waited for someone to come by, but when no one came, he adopted Po.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: On a cart in Gongmen City chasing down the Wolf Boss in ''Kung Fu Panda 2''.
* ElephantInTheLivingRoom: The question of why a panda has a goose for a father is completely ignored by all of the characters, including [[ObliviousAdoption Po himself]]. However, this is addressed in the second film.
-->'''Tigress''': What's ''really'' bothering you?\\
'''Po''': Well, I just found out my dad...isn't really my dad.\\
'''Tigress''': [[LetMeGetThisStraight Your dad... the goose?]]\\
'''Po''': *he nods, holding back a smile of his own at how silly it sounds*\\
'''Tigress''': [[SarcasmMode ... that must have been quite a shock.]].
* EncyclopaedicKnowledge: Even before Shifu decided to seriously train him, Po still had a stunningly complete fanboy knowledge of kung fu lore and philosophy.
* EnlightenmentSuperpower:
** Gains the power of the Dragon Scroll ([[spoiler:a blank reflective surface]]) upon realizing its true meaning ([[spoiler:"There is no secret ingredient. It's just you."]])
** Achieving Inner Peace grants the power to [[spoiler: deflect cannon balls with your bare paws.]]
* EpicFail: His first attempt at training with Shifu.
-->'''Shifu:''' There is now a level zero.
* FingerPokeOfDoom: [[spoiler:The Wuxi Finger Hold.]]
* FriendToAllChildren: As shown in ''Secrets of the Furious Five''.
* FunnyBruceLeeNoises: Makes these ''constantly.''
* FunPersonified: He brings a more fun and relaxed attitude to the strictness of the Jade Palace, which gradually affects everyone around him.
* GentleGiant: He's by far the largest member of the main cast, but generally a pretty nice guy. [[BewareTheNiceOnes Just don't get on his bad side]].
* TheGift: Said word for word in an episode of ''Legends Of Awesomeness''.
* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal: Usually doesn't wear a shirt.
* HappilyAdopted: Even after learning the truth about his biological family, he still accepts Mr. Ping as his father.
* HardWorkHardlyWorks: Averted. While Po has a great deal of natural talent and can learn very quickly [[WaxOnWaxOff under the right circumstances]] while creating powerful innovations, he still has to rely extensively on the Five in combat (although he is still an asset to them as well), and Tigress in particular is implied to be a much more formidable combatant.
* TheHero: Right there in the title.
* TheHerosJourney: Each film shows us some CharacterDevelopment for Po.
* HeroicBSOD: In the sequel, he suddenly goes into shock whenever he sees Lord Shen's symbol, and it heavily effects his ability to focus. [[spoiler:Before he achieves inner peace, that is.]]
* HiddenDepths: Leaving aside his martial arts skills, as much as Po so often seems an immature AscendedFanboy, Shifu learns that he is an excellent teacher of kung fu's philosophical aspects.
** He's also a pretty talented wood carver, if his sculptures of the Five are any indication.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: Spent most of his life wishing he could get out of his father's noodle shop and be a kung fu master. His wish came true when he was chosen as the Dragon Warrior.
* ImprovFu: A big part of his fighting style revolves around grabbing the nearest object and using it to his advantage.
* IncompletelyTrained: Only receives about a day of actual training before facing Tai Lung in the first movie. He's gotten a lot more training by the sequel [[TookALevelInBadass and it shows]].
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: When he finds out about [[spoiler: the massacre of his parents and species]], his reaction is to...let it go, much to Lord Shen's shock.
* InterspeciesAdoption: A panda adopted by a goose.
* InkSuitActor: Po is essentially his VA Jack Black as a panda.
* {{Kevlard}}: Specifically, his fat [[spoiler: makes him immune to nerve strikes.]]
* KidAppealCharacter: Aside from being the protagonist, this is the main reason he's at the forefront of the advertising.
* LargeHam: Being voiced by Creator/JackBlack, it's a given.
* {{Leitmotif}}: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuC9qt_3jts Panda Po]]" - a humble melody usually played with strings. Introduced in the first movie, and used ''everywhere'' in the second.
* LastOfHisKind: Po is the only (known) panda to have survived an attempted genocide orchestrated by Shen.
* LightningBruiser: He's pretty nimble for a guy his size while also hitting about as hard as you'd expect.
* LikeFatherLikeSon: Po and Mr. Ping share several personality quirks, most notably that when embarrassed, they turn sideways and nervously peek towards those looking at them.
* TheLoad: In ''Kung Fu Panda 2'' he is a literal example. He is a capable kung fu master and can direct the members of the Furious Five in battle fairly well. However his [[MightyGlacier mobility]] is so poor that he is often literally thrown and carried around by his much quicker comrades.
* MadeOfIron: Because of his fat, he can deflect blows quite easily. [[spoiler:Even Tai Lung's nerve strike attack.]] As a result, when he begins to ''lose'' weight in [=KFP2=] (as noted by his father), he no longer has this resistance (as the Wolf Boss is able to hurt him with a strike to the belly).
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: Feminine Boy to Tigress's Masculine Girl.
* MeaningfulName: WordOfGod says his full name is "Po Ping" (寶平, bǎopíng), which means "precious peace". In the second one, his ''full'' full name is revealed to be Xiao Po Ping, which in this context, roughly translates to "little precious peace".
* MentorsNewHope: Shifu's, though the mentor certainly didn't see it that way (at first).
* MessiahCreep: Because in the first movie he was a [[TheFool fool]], and a [[TheChosenOne chosen one]], but in the second movie he becomes a Messiah after his CharacterDevelopment when he finds inner peace to [[spoiler:forgive Shen]].
* MessianicArchetype: His name Po Ping means "precious peace" in Chinese.
* MightyGlacier: With respect to the other Furious Five. He's not ''slow'', they're just ''really fast''.
* MissingMom: His real mom is [[spoiler:suggested to have died while leading Shen and the wolves away from him.]]
* MosesInTheBullrushes: [[spoiler:His mother]] hid him in a crate of radishes [[spoiler:before leading the wolves away from him and presumably sacrificing herself]]. The radishes were eventually shipped to Mr. Ping's noodle shop.
* NiceGuy: He doesn't have a single mean bone in his body.
* NiceHat: Parodied on several occasions.
** Po dreams about having a NiceHat at the beginning of the first film. At the end of the film he walks out of the mist appearing to be wearing one, but it turns out just to be a wok that fell on his head.
** He gets one in the second movie, but promptly loses it in a failed attempt to use it as an attack.
* ObliviousAdoption: Quite obviously, there is no way a panda could be the biological son of a goose, but the issue is never addressed. When Mr. Ping reveals to Po that he isn't his father, Po says he already knew, probably because of how obvious it was.
-->'''Mr. Ping''': You knew?? Wh- who told you??
-->'''Po''': Nobody! I mean, come on, Dad.
* OlderThanTheyLook/ VagueAge: Shen's comment about waiting "thirty years for this day" when he takes over Gongmen implies Po to be at least in his late twenties, giving a couple years for Shen experimenting before he was exiled.
* PandaingToTheAudience: Obviously.
* ParodySue: Po's dream as the awesome Legendary Warrior.
* TheProtagonist: In case the name of the franchise didn't tip you off.
* RefusalOfTheCall: He's pretty excited about being the Dragon Warrior up until he finds out that he has to fight Tai Lung. Then he takes off.
* RememberWhenYouBlewUpASun: He likes to do this to other people. His first reaction upon meeting any famous master is often to start reciting their greatest accomplishments to their face.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: As a baby.
* [[RookieRedRanger Rookie]] SixthRanger: The newest addition to the Furious Five, and initially the least experienced.
* RunningGag: His complete inability to climb long flights of stairs.
* SadClown: In the first film, Po has serious self-esteem issues, considering himself a fat failure. However, Master Shifu is able to lift his spirits considerably and he has since felt better about his new life.
* ShipTease: With Tigress, ''especially'' during the second film.
* StepfordSmiler: In the first film. His cheerful attitude hides some ''massive'' self-esteem issues, and despite his constant fanboying to the Furious Five, he's painfully aware that they and Shifu view him as a joke. He gets over it after they finally accept him.
* StoneWall: Po is not nearly at the level of fighting skill as Shifu or any of the Furious Five, but he is nearly impossible to physically injure. Every fight he goes in is mostly him absorbing damage (and after learning to fight, attacking opportunistically). This ultimately saves him in the second movie, where [[spoiler: his sheer defense allows him to survive getting hit by Shen's giant cannon]].
* StoutStrength: His stoutness is actually an [[{{Kevlard}} advantage]] for him.
* SupremeChef: When it comes to noodles. It runs in the family.
* ThroughHisStomach: Po began to befriend the Furious Five (except Tigress) after the great meal he whipped up for them.
* TigerVersusDragon: The Dragon to Tai Lung and Tigress' Tiger.
* TookALevelInBadass: The first film's plot revolves around this. In the sequel, although his fighting skills are still far from flawless, he kicks much more butt.
* UnderestimatingBadassery: For obvious reasons, he gets this a lot.
* UseYourHead: He favors this move to shut enemies up fast, as seen in the holiday special and the second film.
* WithCatlikeTread: His attempt at "stealth mode" in the second film is...[[EpicFail less than stellar]]. Then again, what would you expect from a 300-pound Giant Panda voiced by Jack Black?

!!Master Shifu
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-->“Well done, students—''if'' you were trying to disappoint me."

->'''Voiced by:'''\\
DustinHoffman (Films)\\
FredTatasciore (TV Series)

An old Red Panda, he is the kung fu teacher and master of Po and the Furious Five, and {{deuteragonist}} of the first film. He originally refuses to accept Po as the Dragon Warrior until the young panda proves himself. He is the protege of Master Oogway, and has succeeded him as spiritual leader of the Valley of Peace in the wake of his death.
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* AntiHero: At first, given his borderline abusive treatment of Po and frankly assholeish attitude.
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: In the Legend of Awesomeness episode "Five Is Enough", Shifu is shown to be this by analyzing not only the opposing team's fighting style and flaws in the contest, but also the villain of the episode's to the point of replicating his signature move.
* BadassGrandpa: He looks older than Oogway, but is only slightly less badass.
* BadassMustache: Of the Fu Manchu variety.
* BigDamnHeroes: In the second film, he [[spoiler:convinces a pessimistic Master Ox and Master Croc to fight against Lord Shen in the climax, though the convincing happens off screen.]]
* BigEater: He is seen eating a large amount of dumplings in a few mere seconds during Po's training montage.
* BigGood: After Oogway dies. He even gets a new outfit to show it.
%%* BigOlEyebrows
* CharacterDevelopment: Since he trained Po to be the Dragon Warrior, and the giant panda helped undo his mistakes with Tai Lung, he's been feeling much better in the second film. Just take a look at this [[http://dolphinmoana.deviantart.com/art/62-quot-Not-Who-I-Was-quot-216509474?q=sort%3Atime%20kung%20fu%20panda%202&qo=27 visual proof]].
* ComedicSociopath: A teacher chucking his student down a flight of stairs the size of a small mountain wouldn't have much in the way of employment prospects in real life. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that he's a traditional Chinese Wushu Sifu. Historically, in Imperial China, outright abusive treatment of students by people in his position was not only tolerated, but expected.
%%* CoolOldGuy
* CynicalMentor: After Tai Lung's turn to evil, and to Po before he proves himself capable of intense physical action.
* DatingCatwoman: The show reveals that he has fallen for a crafty thief who uses her kung fu skills for the wrong purpose. Despite this, he finds himself immensely attracted to her and she with him.
** InterspeciesRomance: He is a red panda and she is a fox.
* DefrostingIceKing: Like Tigress, he mellows out quite a bit in the second film, to the point that he now resembles his deceased master.
* DemotedToExtra: In the sequel he gets a couple of brief scenes at the start, then sends Po on his way while he remains in the Valley of Peace [[spoiler:until the very end when he does the BigDamnHeroes bit]]. Justified in that his character arc was mostly done with by the end of the first movie and ''someone'' had to watch the Jade Palace.
* {{Deuteragonist}}: Shifu is the other character in the first movie to undergo major changes.
* DisneyDeath: Averted. [[spoiler:"I'm not dying, you idiot!"]]
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Shifu's first scene is effortlessly evading the Furious Five's attacks during a training session and then harshly berates all of them with the above quote.
* FlashStep: He was quick in the first movie. In the sequel, he's able to essentially teleport.
* FullyDressedCartoonAnimal: He wears full kung fu master garb, now with the addition of a green robe.
* GlassCannon: He is a very fast and powerful fighter, but suffers a lack of reach and stamina against tougher and larger opponents like Tai Lung. First evidenced in his match with Po at the end of his training, when the main advantage Po has on him is that Shifu is comparatively tiny.
* HeelRealization: When Po goes off on him just after Oogway's death, the look on Shifu's face makes it obvious that this was the first time he had seen Po as an actual ''person'' with ''feelings.''
* HandicappedBadass: He walks with a limp since he was struck in the leg/hip by Tai Lung, but that does nothing to stop him from being a good fighter.
* IGaveMyWord: Shifu promises Oogway he will train Po [[spoiler: minutes before the former unexpectedly passes away.]]
* IHaveNoSon: Towards Tai Lung, briefly. Shortly after he tells him he was always proud of him though, and apologises for being a poor parent.
* {{Jerkass}}: Until his CharacterDevelopment in the latter half of the first film, he only shows concern about the kung fu techniques of his pupils and is downright mean to everyone who does not meet his impossibly high standards (while his contempt is completely focused on Po for much of the story, the Furious Five get their share before Po enters the stage). No wonder that both Tai Lung and Tigress have... [[WellDoneSonGuy serious self-esteem issues]] under [[ArrogantKungFuGuy their outward demeanor]].
** Special mention goes to his first direct meeting with Po. [[WordOfGod The creators point out in their commentary]] that Shifu is actually rather impressed with Po's EncyclopaedicKnowledge, but is too focused on being rid of the panda to realize it.
-->'''Po:''' ''[[OhCrap The Wuxi Finger Hold]]!''
-->'''Shifu:''' ''Ohoho, you know this hold?''
%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* KiAttacks: Blows open a rock with chi during his fight with Tai Lung and apparently knows the Wuxi Finger Hold.
* MeaningfulName: "Shifu" (師父) means "[[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment master]]". WordOfGod has said his name was chosen for it translating to "Father Teacher", which Shifu was originally developed to be: Po's adoptive father as well as teacher (which was also the reasoning behind casting him as a red panda), "so the sentiment is still there even though the story point is not".
* {{Miniature Senior Citizen|s}}: Justified, since Red Pandas as a species are small animals.
* MyGreatestFailure: How he regards his training of Tai Lung.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero:
** One could see it as Shifu allowing Tai Lung to be released, since if not for his paranoia, he wouldn't have sent Zeng to double check his holdings and allowed Tai Lung the feather he needed to escape. However, he only did that because Oogway said Tai Lung would escape, therefore it could be considered Oogway's fault. Also counts as SelfFulfillingProphecy.
** Doubly so for Shifu: If he had taken efforts to ensure Tai Lung was taught humility, Tai Lung wouldn't have gone down the dark path when he was denied the Dragon Scroll by Oogway.
* NightmareFuel: Invoked. Obviously, Tai Lung's betrayal gave him immense guilt and pain. But the very worst memory of all...
--> '''Shifu''' ''(right to Po's face):'' The day you were chosen... was the worst day of my life. By far. Nothing else comes close. ''Brrrr.''
* NotSoAboveItAll: In Legends of Awesomeness, he initially shows disdain for the idea of Kung Fu FightClubbing[[note]]Peng has been travelling around and starting up meetings to teach the people and allow them to defend themselves, rather than let Kung Fu remain a weapon used only by masters and criminals; Po [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure immediately jumps on board]] at the idea[[/note]], but when he sees it for himself first hand, ''he has a blast''.
* NotSoDifferent: In an episode of Legends of Awesomeness titled My Favorite Yao, he's compared to ''Po''. He's a giant fanboy of this kung fu master named Yao, and has action figures of Yao (in his meditation box) and himself [[spoiler: even going as far as to accidentally letting Yao unleashed and going into SensoryOverload!]]
** Also heavily implied by the simple choice of his species -- a different kind of ''Kung Fu Panda''.[[note]]Acknowledging, of course, that the red panda's classification has always been somewhat controversial. Molecular DNA research indicates that it's basically a ''far''-removed cousin of skunks, racoons, otters, weasels, and badgers that split off long ago, but still fits into the Musteloidea superfamily connecting all of them. Red and Giant pandas have a common ancestor... that lived tens of millions of years ago in the Tertiary period.[[/note]]
* TheObiWan: Much more apparent by the sequel, where he replaces Oogway as the Valley of Peace's resident Obi-Wan. He is also the Obi-Wan to Po's Luke. By the sequel he has achieved the inner peace necessary to be this. It wasn't so much unapparent in the first film as averted, as he was too bitter and cold to be this, save towards the end.
* OffscreenTeleportation: Courtesy of [[spoiler:achieving inner peace.]]
* OldMaster: Fills the typical role.
* ParentalAbandonment: [[spoiler: His con-artist father left him at the Jade Palace when he was a kid.]]
* ParentalSubstitute: To Tai Lung and later Tigress.
* ParentsAsPeople: Was far too busy training his adopted children in kung fu to actually, you know, ''parent'' them.
* PerpetualFrowner: At least for the first half of the first movie. Both the Furious Five and Po even straight-out lampshade this when they talk about a time that Shifu "actually used to smile" and when Po is imitating him. However, he starts to get better when Po (unintentionally) starts showing promise of really being the Dragon Warrior.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: He's, what, a tenth Po's size? Smaller? Yet he can fling Po around like it's nothing. This shines in the sequel when [[spoiler: the first sign of Shifu's presence in the final battle is no less than a dozen armed wolves being sent flying in the distance]].
* {{Pride}}: He was blinded by this while training Tai Lung, preventing him from seeing the monster Tai Lung was becoming. [[WordOfStPaul Interviews with Dustin Hoffman]] indicated that Shifu's characterization was meant to suggest that he ''himself'' once aspired to become the Dragon Warrior, but when this failed to come to pass, he resolved to be the master who ''trained'' the Dragon Warrior instead.
* SadistTeacher: In the first film, towards Po. His main motive may have been to get RID of Po, but there is a slight chance that he was enjoying it.
* SeldomSeenSpecies: He's a Red Panda. Which also makes him a "Kung Fu Panda" as well...
* StaffOfAuthority: He inherits Master Oogway's and it becomes his WeaponOfChoice.
* SuperSenses: While trying to meditate, he complains about the sound of Zeng flying toward him before the audience knows he's arrived (though that may be a gag on his proportionally large ears).
* TwitchyEye: Tends to happen when he gets annoyed at Po (which is often).
* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: When Shifu at the Pool of Sacred Tears asks Po if he wants to learn kung fu, his response to the panda's impassioned "Yes!" says that he knows Po can be trained after all.

!!The Furious Five

The most famous and skilled kung fu masters in all of China, students of the Jade Palace and Po's personal idols.
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* ADogNamedDog: They are each named after both their species and the kung fu style they've mastered.
* BadassCrew: Even moreso once Po joins them.
* [[CombinationAttack Combination Attacks]]: They frequently play off each others' fighting styles to employ these.
* FiveManBand:
** TheLeader: Tigress
** TheLancer: Monkey
** TheSmartGuy: Crane
** TheBigGuy: Mantis
** TheChick: Viper
** SixthRanger: Po
* TrainingFromHell: They've all gone through this, courtesy of Shifu.
* TheWorfEffect: The first film builds them up as powerful and badass mainly to show how much ''more'' powerful and badass Tai Lung is when he takes them down. They get more of a chance to shine in the sequel.

!!Master Tigress
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-->"Don't try and stop me!"

->'''Voiced by:'''\\
Creator/AngelinaJolie (Films)\\
Creator/KariWahlgren (TV Series)\\
Creator/TaraStrong (Young)

The strongest and boldest of the Furious Five, and tertiary protagonist of the first film (deuteragonist of the sequel). She initially resents Po for being chosen as the Dragon Warrior over her, believing herself to be more worthy, but has since [[DefrostingIceQueen mellowed out considerably]] and is now one of his most loyal friends.
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* ActionGirl: She isn't one of China's most famous kung fu masters for nothing.
* {{Arrogant Kung Fu G|uy}}irl: Certainly not as bad as Tai Lung, but being passed over as Dragon Warrior certainly stung her pride, as well as [[WellDoneSonGuy possible deeper desires]].
* AudibleSharpness: Her claws.
* {{Badass}}: Particularly in the second film. Amongst other things, it's strongly implied she could still beat the crap out of Po, even after he's defeated Tai Lung. Then there's her plan to run to the top of a ''toppling tower. From the outside.''
* BattleCouple: As part of the ShipTease in the second film, Po and Tigress often work closest together in combat with specific tactics they evidently developed together.
* BigShadowLittleCreature: As a youngster in ''Secrets of the Furious Five''.
* BreakTheHaughty: Her humiliating defeat at the hands of Tai Lung in the first film really brought her down to earth.
* CainAndAbel: The Abel to Tai Lung's Cain.
* CatsAreMean: Played straight in the first film in that she's the rudest of the Furious Five towards Po until the end; it's {{downplayed}} massively after that.
* CatsAreSnarkers: Easily the snarkiest character in the series (though Mantis comes pretty close).
* CelibateHeroine: Tigress claims to avoid romantic relationships because they affect a warrior's chi.
* TheComicallySerious: Wise and strong. Doesn't know what the word "Relaxation" means.
* ConspiracyTheorist: Tigress does not trust anyone, not even the mailman who has come to the Jade Palace for thirty years or, as Tigress said, "planning something for thirty years".
* CoolBigSis: Becomes this to Po in the second movie.
* CooldownHug: Delivers one to Po in the second film to end their fight over why Po couldn't open up about his problems, and to show him just how much she cares for him. She is later paid back with a BearHug.
* CrazyPrepared: Tigress has protocol for dealing with a ''rooster wielding a battle-axe and a banana.'' You have to approach from the side holding the battle-axe, because the banana's a decoy.
* CuteBruiser: As a child because she couldn't control her SuperStrength.
* DaddyIssues: If only if Shifu was more nice to her when she was young...
* DeadpanSnarker: Often at Po's fanboyism. Averted when he talks about his adoption issue which is genuine instead of deadpan.
* DefrostingIceQueen: From a bitter [[TheResenter Resenter]] to Po, to close friend with [[ShipTease more than a hint of a romantic attraction to him]].
* {{Deuteragonist}}: In the sequel.
* DidYouThinkICantFeel: Po assumes that she can't feel emotional pain in addition to being MadeOfIron. She seems taken aback, but is interrupted before she can correct him. Later, he thinks Tigress is too "hardcore" to understand why he wants to ask Lord Shen about his past. She retorts by lunging at him...and giving him a hug coupled with this little comment:
-->'''Tigress:''' The hardcore ''do'' understand. But I can't watch my friend be killed.
* DoesNotKnowHerOwnStrength: In her backstory in ''Secrets of the Furious Five'', she was feared by everyone at the orphanage she was raised in because she couldn't control her strength properly.
* DoorstopBaby: In "Kung Fu Day Care", it's revealed that Tigress was left at the doorstep of the Bao Gu Orphanage as a baby.
* DullSurprise: Deliberately invoked and [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]].
-->'''Tigress:''' ''(flat expression)'' "I ''am'' smiling. This is my happy face."
* FeelNoPain: She spent [[TrainingFromHell twenty years punching the ironwood trees]] at the Jade Palace to the point where "now, I feel nothing". As Po points out, that is [[BadAss incredibly cool]].
* FemininityFailure: Doing anything stereotypically feminine is outside her skillset. She tries to sing and do the Ceremonial Princess Dance in "The Princess and the Po" and can neither dance nor sing.
* FreudianExcuse: She acts so cold and aloof because she knows about the trouble Shifu went through with Tai Lung, which means that he hasn't let himself show any emotional attachment towards her and constantly tells her--as well as the rest of the Five--that she can do better, rather than ever say he is proud of what she has already done. She desperately wants his approval, so is understandably annoyed when Po is selected as the Dragon Warrior with zero training after spending decades of hard work trying to become Shifu's star pupil. She warms up to him when he goes through Shifu's TrainingFromHell and still doesn't quit, because he's always modest around all of them, and after he earns the respect of her teammates, though she's the last to show it.
* FullyDressedCartoonAnimal: The only member of the Five to wear a full outfit.
* HappilyAdopted: Downplayed; she was very happy that Shifu (who trained her to control her brute strength as a child) adopted her, but until her adulthood Shifu was very cold to her.
* HeIsNotMyBoyfriend:
-->'''First Bunny Girl:''' So do you love Po?
-->'''Second Bunny Girl:''' Is Po your boyfriend?
-->'''Tigress:''' What? No!
* HugeSchoolgirl: She was raised in an orphanage full of pigs, bunnies, and geese, and she was naturally much bigger and stronger than any of the other children. The fact that she [[DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength did not know her own strength]] only made things worse.
* IneffectualLoner: She gets along well with her teammates, but isn't particularly friendly to any of them. [[ShipTease Except Po]]. [[CharacterDevelopment Eventually.]]
* InterspeciesAdoption: She was adopted by Shifu, a red panda.
* {{Jerkass}}: Towards Po, initially.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: But once she warms up to him, she starts showing a softer side.
* LadyLooksLikeADude: In Legends of Awesomeness, Mei Li refers to her as the scary man with stripes. It becomes a RunningGag.
* TheLancer: To Po.
* TheLeader: Of the Furious Five.
* LovesMyAlterEgo: In Legends of Awesomeness, she falls in love with the Midnight Stranger who is actually Po in disguise. When Tigress finds out who he really is, she leaves to throw up.
* MadeOfIron: Po punches her in the arm and only succeeds in hurting his hand. She doesn't even seem to notice. She also counted half the planks in the Thread of Hope with her back (and too solid hits from Tai Lung in general) and didn't die. Also, she took a direct hit from [[spoiler:Lord Shen's cannon]] and ''survived''. For perspective, [[spoiler: Another kung fu master known for being ''unstoppable'' died from the same cannon.]]
* MamaBear: To Zan in Legends of Awesomeness.
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: Masculine Girl to Po's Feminine Boy.
* MaternallyChallenged: Taking care of Zan in Legends of Awesomeness. Lampshaded when Shifu says she doesn't have much experience with children.
* OrphanageOfLove: Bao Gu, where she was raised. Though it was only an OrphanageOfLove after she learned to control her strength. Up until then, it was an OrphanageOfFear...and she was what everybody was afraid of.
* PantheraAwesome: She's a tiger, and a highly awesome one.
* ParentalAbandonment: She is confirmed to be an orphan, though how and why she became one is unknown.
* PerpetualFrowner: Especially in the first movie. By the second, she's lightened up a little, having gotten closer to Po and actually enjoying his company (some of his childish antics aside), but she's still easily the most serious of the Five even then.
* PragmaticHero: She's an honorable kung fu warrior, but isn't above using dirtier tactics against her opponents, like trying to drop a rope bridge out from under Tai Lung.
* PrecociousCrush: According to Po in "Jailhouse Panda", Tigress had a crush on Shifu growing up.
* RaisedByDudes: Shifu was the only one who raised her.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: She gives a harsh one to Po in the Legends Of Awesomeness episode ''Chain Reaction'', saying that Po thought of everything as a game and thinks Oogway made the wrong choice in choosing the Dragon Warrior. But after Po gave a small emotional one to her in return, she regrets what she said.
** Averted at the end of the episode, where she thanks Po for rescuing her by saying that Oogway made the right choice after all.
* ReplacementGoldfish: She feels overshadowed by [[EvilCounterpart Tai Lung]], and incapable of taking [[WellDoneSonGuy the place he supposedly had in Shifu's heart]]. As ''Secrets of the Furious Five'' reveals, she was adopted by Shifu as well, making her Tai Lung's replacement in all aspects. She's wrong at least in the sense that Shifu did a very poor job of expressing his love and approval in time to Tai Lung as well.
* TheResenter: To Po, initially. She more than gets over it when he impresses her by defeating Tai Lung by himself.
* RunningOnAllFours: When she's in a hurry.
* ShipTease:
** With Po in the second film. And in [[ShipTease/KungFuPandaLegendsOfAwesomeness several episodes]] of ''Legends of Awesomeness'', which takes place between the two films.
** Her semi-catatonia to being hugged by Po at the end of the film.
* SleevesAreForWimps: Usually keeps her arms bare, except for special occasions.
* TheStoic: She's very calm and collected, always keeping her guard up.
** NotSoStoic: She does have the (extremely) rare moment of actual emotion, most notably near the end of the second movie where she actually hugs Po.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: The Five even lampshade the switch.
* TakingTheBullet: [[spoiler:For Po against a cannonball in the second film. She survives, though.]]
* TigerVersusDragon: The Tiger to Po's Dragon.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The Tomboy to Viper's Girly Girl.
* WellDoneDaughterGal: It's an open secret that she really wants Shifu to be proud of her. Unfortunately, she's got some major obstacles to overcome, see ReplacementGoldfish and FreudianExcuse above.
* WhenSheSmiles: She always tries to be the serious martial arts warrior, but when she smiles, it's like she's letting you see the true inner beauty she has. While some of her smiles might seem somewhat strained, if you're Po or a little bunny on Winter Festival Eve, you get the honest, heartwarming smile.

!!Master Monkey
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-->"For once, I'm not the 800 pound gorilla in the room."

->'''Voiced by:'''\\
JackieChan (Films)\\
James Sie (TV Series)\\
Jaycee Chan (Young)

The prankster of the Furious Five. He's very approachable, fairly street smart, and has a good sense of humor.
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* BananaPeel: In his younger days, he liked leaving these on the ground for people to slip on. He even tried using them against Oogway, but it didn't work.
* ConfusionFu: His specialty.
* CymbalBangingMonkey: Parodied briefly in the first battle of the second film, in which he uses a pair of cymbals to bash a wolf bandit's head.
* DefeatByModesty: Again in his younger days. He could (literally) beat the pants off of anyone...except for Oogway, who didn't wear pants.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Oogway, after defeating the trickster Monkey in the past, convinces him to use his skills for good.
* {{Delinquent}}: Before Oogway convinced him to change his ways.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Well, the creators sure thought so.
* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal: Usually doesn't wear a shirt.
* TheLancer: Often comes across as the second-in-command to Tigress while being her opposite in several ways.
* [[BigBrotherInstinct Little Brother Instinct]]: In the show, he is devoted to his older and mischievous brother. Even with his criminal history, he protects him from anything, including his own friends.
* PrehensileTail: Being a monkey, he naturally has one of these.
** HandyFeet: These too.
* TheQuietOne: In the first film, he has the fewest lines of any of the five.
* SeldomSeenSpecies: A Gee's golden langur is only found in India and Bhutan. It is also endangered.
* SimpleStaff: He sometimes fights with a bō, making him the only member of the Furious Five to fight with a weapon.
* TheTrickster: He originally played pranks on people because of an embarrassing event that happened to him when he was a child, making him a laughing stock. Also, the "Owl Be Back" episode of the TV series: "Can I borrow that fake doodie?"

!!Master Crane
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-->"You can chain my body, but you will never chain my warrior spirit!"

->'''Voiced by:'''\\
Creator/DavidCross (Films)\\
Amir Talai (TV Series)

The most patient of the Furious Five, he acts as the group's moderator and tries to avoid conflict when necessary. [[CaptainObvious He can also fly, so that's useful]].
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* {{Adorkable}}: He has his moments.
* ButtMonkey: In ''Legends Of Awesomeness''.
* CampStraight: Especially in ''Legends of Awesomeness''.
* DeadpanSnarker: "So that was Stealth Mode, huh?"
* FamilyUnfriendlyViolence: The creators decided to not incorporate Crane's beak into his fighting style for this reason.
* FeatherFingers: Averted. He's the only bird character in the cast who uses his talons instead of his wings as hands. The one exception is in ''Secrets of the Furious Five'', in which he uses his wings to hold several different things.
* {{Flight}}: His most prominent ability.
* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal: Rarely seen with a shirt. The giant bird wings probably make it hard for him to put one on.
* IJustWantToBeBadass: He used to be the janitor at a kung fu academy, where he wanted to be one of the students. Mei Ling was the only one who believed in him.
* JawDrop: Twice in the sequel, when Tigress first gives a CooldownHug to Po and again when Po hugs Tigress near the end.
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: He's the Feminine Boy to his friend Mei Ling's Masculine Girl.
* MommasBoy: As revealed in ''Legends Of Awesomeness''.
* NiceGuy: Not the nicest member of the Five (that would be Viper), but still generally friendly and polite.
* NiceHat: Almost always seen wearing a Chinese rice hat, even during battle.
* TheSmartGuy: While not necessarily "smart", he definitely seems to have the most common sense.
* SuperStrength: Not to the extent Tigress and Mantis have it, but he does regularly carry the heavier members of his team with no visible effort. He starts breathing hard when he has to carry four of them at once, though.
* TeamMom: WordOfGod describes him as being a "mother hen" to the other members of the Furious Five.
** It's hinted at in the first film. It takes a MamaBear to simultaneously carry all four of his paralyzed teammates away from a losing battle, even though they are heavier than him even without being deadweights, just to ensure all of their safety.
** Also in the second movie when Po is pulled out of the water after Shen's boat explodes, Crane asks him to "never do that again" in a voice that shows he was ''seriously'' worried.
* WeakButSkilled: Given his scrawny frame, no one thought he was cut out for kung fu and he got a job as a janitor. However, he developed the speed and reflexes he needed while working to become a skilled warrior; all he needed was confidence.
* WindFromBeneathMyWings: A couple of times in the sequel. "Wings of Justice! Caw-CAW!" Also counts as a ChekhovsGun. He did it once for the demonstration in the first movie, but never really got to use it after that until the sequel.
* WorkplaceAcquiredAbilities: How'd he become so skilled? He single-handedly (wingedly?) took care of the cleaning of the number one kung-fu school he worked in!
* YamatoNadeshiko: Probably not intentional (the setting is China and Yamato Nadeshiko is a Japanese ideal), but strangely enough Crane actually features the key personality traits: Helpfulness, caring, obedience of authority, humility, soft-spoken politeness, grace, while still knowing how to be {{Badass}}. Being the TeamMom only contributes to this. Though Crane was about as irritated at Po for one-upping him as everyone else, only Viper shows it less than he does. This exchange shows the closest he gets to losing his temper:
-->'''Po:''' Thanks.\\
'''Crane:''' Don't mention it.\\
'''Po:''' No really, I appreci--\\
'''Crane:''' --'''ever'''.

!!Master Mantis
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-->"Fear the bug!"

->'''Voiced by:'''\\
Seth Rogen (Films)\\
Max Koch (TV Series)

The smallest of the Furious Five, but still just as strong as any other kung fu master. He is also a skilled acupuncturist.
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* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: In the ''Legends Of Awesomeness'' episode "Huge".
* TheBigGuy: {{Iron|y}}ic, eh?
* ChirpingCrickets: Manages this even though he's, [[CaptainObvious well, a mantis]]. BilingualBonus?
* DeadpanSnarker: More snarky than deadpan, but still qualifies.
* DisappearedDad: "I don't have ''any'' problems with my dad. Probably cuz Mom ate his head before I was born..."
* FragileSpeedster: He was known to be very fast, but his fragility came from his impatience.
* HeManWomanHater:
** Somewhat [[AnimalStereotypes logically]]. AllThereInTheManual. The sequel seems to suggest he's actually ''looking forward'' to the day he can settle down with a female mantis and eventually get his head bitten off. [[ZigzaggedTrope Then again]] it may have been GallowsHumor, since [[spoiler:he and the Five were captured by Shen and they all thought China was done for.]]
** One of [=KFP2's=] deleted scenes included a scene where he goes up to a bar to try to find Master Ox and Master Croc... but he utterly freaks out when he finds out that it's a female mantis who's the bartender. Doing everything in his power ''not'' to attract her attention, he quickly flees.
** Strangely averted in an episode of ''Legends Of Awesomeness'', where he tried to woo a female mantis, and fights against ''another'' mantis for her hand. Thankfully, it didn't work out.
* LeeroyJenkins: In the past, when he'd rush into battle without paying heed to any precautions.
* TheMedic: This is where the acupuncture comes in.
* NapoleonComplex: Not to the point of it being a BerserkButton, but he does get a bit irked whenever his size is mentioned. It's also [[AllThereInTheManual said in the artbook]] that Mantis does all of his lofty kung fu feats (i.e. breaking buildings instead of bricks) in compensation for his size. He also beats the crap out of a couple of bad guys when they indirectly call him cute in the sequel.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: Strong enough to hold a broken rope bridge with Tai Lung ''and'' three of his team mates on it.
* PressurePoint: His specialty.

!!Master Viper
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-->"I don't need to bite to fight!"

->'''Voiced by:'''\\
Creator/LucyLiu (Films, TV Series)\\
Jessica [=DiCicco=] (Young)\\
Creator/KathSoucie (video game)

One of the sweeter members of the Furious Five. She makes up for her lack of fangs and venom with her elegant dexterity and precision.
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* ActionGirl: Not quite to the extent of Tigress, but she's still one of the Five.
* ApologeticAttacker: After her first, um, "[[CurbStompBattle spar]]" with Po.
* ChekhovsSkill: Her story in ''Secrets of the Furious Five'' centers around turning her ribbon dancing into a fighting style.
* TheChick: The girliest member of the Five, especially compared to Tigress.
* DaddysGirl: ''Secrets of the Furious Five'' shows that she cared deeply about her father and was eager to please him.
* DanceBattler: She sometimes uses a dance ribbon in battle. In ''Secrets of the Furious Five'' she was also noted as the best ribbon dancer in her village.
-->'''Viper:''' ''(to the gorilla bandit she'd just tied up with her dance ribbon)'' My deceptive dancing ''defies'' your poison proof armor!
* FlatCharacter: She's easily the least developed of the main cast, rarely appearing on her own and having the fewest interactions with Po.
* FlowerInHerHair: Well, head, but the two lotus flowers are pretty. She's also had them since she was a baby.
* HandicappedBadass: She was born without fangs.
* LadyOfWar: She's even voiced by the current trope poster woman!
* LittleMissBadass: As a little girl, she took out an ''armored gorilla'' with her WaifFu in her first fight.
* NiceGirl: She's the only one of the Five that's nice to Po from the beginning, even before she really accepts him.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Other people getting hurt is ''not funny.''
--> '''Viper''' ''(watching Po fall down a thousand feet of stairs):'' He's not gonna quit, is he?
--> '''Mantis:''' He's not gonna quit '''bouncing,''' I can tell ya that!
--> ''(Viper produces a hiss and a DeathGlare)''
* ParentsInDistress: In ''Secrets of the Furious Five'', when she challenged the gorilla bandit attacking her father.
-->'''Viper:''' No one beats up my daddy!
* SpiritedYoungLady: Kind to everyone, lovely, feminine, but also a skilled kung fu artist.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The Girly Girl to Tigress's Tomboy.
* WaifFu: Regularly takes down opponents way bigger then her, including the aforementioned gorilla.
* WellDoneDaughterGal: She was very loved by her father, a kung fu master who relied on his venomous fangs, but he feared that she wouldn't be able to carry out his legacy because she was born without fangs. She eventually proved herself to him when she used her ribbon dancing skills to beat up a bandit who shattered her father's fangs with armor.

!!Master Oogway
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-->"You are too concerned with what was and what will be. There's a saying: Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present."

->'''Voiced by:'''\\
Randall Duk Kim

An ancient tortoise from the Galapagos Islands and creator of kung fu. He is Shifu's mentor, and was the one who chose Po to become the Dragon Warrior. He has [[AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence ascended to the heavens]], leaving Shifu in his place as leader of the Jade Palace.
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* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: After he leaves Shifu in his place as the leader of Jade Palace.
** DisappearsIntoLight: A variation with [[PetalPower peach blossoms petals]].
* BadassGrandpa: He is literally over a ''thousand'' years old, but can still kick plenty of ass.
* BigGood: [[spoiler:Succeeded by Shifu.]]
* TheCameo/ LogoJoke: He replaces the fishing boy in the Dreamworks Animation logo for ''Kung Fu Panda 2''.
* CassandraTruth: Everyone refused to believe that his selection of Po as the Dragon Warrior was anything but an accident.
* TheChooserOfTheOne: The one who selects Po as the Dragon Warrior.
%%* CoolOldGuy
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: He's a bit eccentric, but he is regarded as being one of the wisest and most powerful (if not the most powerful) characters in the series.
* CurbstompBattle: He delivers a single, swift beatdown on a rogue Tai Lung in a flashback... and he was already past his prime by then.
* DisneyDeath: Has one in the ''Secrets of the Masters'' short. Of course, since we've already seen his actual death, this wasn't fooling anyone.
* {{Expy}}: He's a green, somewhat [[EccentricMentor eccentric]], but wise OldMaster of an AncientTradition as well. He is also surprisingly agile for his age, but despite this, he uses a walking cane. That sounds very much like Yoda.
* LevitatingLotusPosition: He has an interesting version of advanced meditation: he uses the crook at the top of his walking stick as a place to rest his head, ''while he balances the rest of his body on top of it''.
* MeaningfulName: His name is based on the Chinese word for "turtle" (烏龜, wūguī).
* MartialPacifist: Known for his peaceful and pacifistic nature. He developed kung fu primarily as a method of self-defense.
* TheObiWan: He is the Qui-Gon Jinn to Shifu's Obi-Wan Kenobi.
* OldMaster: In this case, he's the Old Master of another Old Master.
* ParentalSubstitute: Implied in "Father Crime" that [[spoiler:he was this to Shifu.]]
* PosthumousCharacter: In Legends of Awesomeness. Which wouldn't be so bad if most of his enemies hadn't outlived him.
* {{Precursor Hero|es}}: To Po, having been the Valley of Peace's guardian before him and the one who defeated Scorpion and Ke-pa among others.
* TricksterMentor: To Masters Ox, Rhino and Croc in "Secrets of the Masters"
* TurtlePower: More like "Tortoise Power".

!!Mr. Ping
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-->"We are noodle folk. Broth runs deep in our veins!"

->'''Voiced by:'''\\
James Hong

Po's adoptive goose father. He runs a noodle shop, and would rather like to see Po become a noodles seller, but just the same, he is very supportive of Po's dream to become a kung fu master.
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* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: In the second movie, he packs Po a lunch and his Furious Five action figures... in front of the Furious Five.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: After decades of raising his son, he is capable of flinging Po around with ease when motivated enough.
* FeatherFingers: And he uses them a ''lot''. He's a chef after all.
* GoodParents: Despite their obvious differences, he truly loves Po as his own son.
* HiddenDepths: Quirky goose, awesome cook, surprisingly skilled at Chinese chess. In both films, he is also wise in the general themes that the films play upon before anyone else grasps them, such as the importance of being yourself in the first and the ability to let go of the past in the second.
* HonestJohnsDealership: A mild case in that he is a loving father and has a nice sense of community, but he's also a canny restauranteur who sees nothing wrong in taking advantage of opportunities to honestly enhance his business' profits, such as charging extra for lonely people to eat at his place's Winter Festival night dinner or displaying his son's old possessions as tourist attractions.
* IAmNotYourFather: Confesses this in the second movie. Ironically, Po already knew (well, he says he knew), he just wanted his dad to admit it.
* LikeFatherLikeSon: Both he and Po share personality quirks, most notably that when embarrassed, they turn sideways and peek nervously at those looking at them.
* NiceHat: Shaped like a bowl of noodles.
* NonActionGuy: He's the (adoptive) father of a kung fu master, but that's as close to the action as he gets.
* OffingTheOffspring: Played for laughs, but he briefly attempts to best Po in combat so he can claim the 'Dragon Warrior' title in "Challenge Day".
* ParentalSubstitute: To Po.
* RunningGag: His obsession with noodles, to the point where it could qualify as a CargoShip.
* PapaWolf: Shows up more often in the TV Series, but he's fiercely protective of Po when it counts.
* SoProudOfYou: He's fully supportive of Po being the Dragon Warrior, even renaming his noodle shop after him in the second film.
* SupremeChef: Where do you think Po got it from?
* WhatTheHellHero: He calls out the Furious Five in "Sight For Sore Eyes" for not helping Po save Shifu. When Crane makes a slight remark against Po, Ping ''grabs his beak and pulls him down''!
* WisdomFromTheGutter: He's just a noodles chef, but his personal philosophies include at least two pieces of ultimate kung fu wisdom, [[spoiler:the secret of the Dragon Scroll and the path to inner peace.]]

!!Zeng
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-->"We're dead. So very, very dead."

->'''Voiced by:'''\\
Dan Folger (Films)\\
Mick Wingert (TV Series)

Shifu's timid messenger goose. Bears witness to Tai Lung's escape when he attempts to warn the patrols to step up their security.
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* AcrophobicBird: Averted. He's the only goose in the cast who's ever been shown flying so far.
* BearerOfBadNews: And Vachir is ''not'' happy about it. Shifu on the other hand is simply stunned.
-->'''Shifu''': Thank goodness, Zeng. I could use some good news.
-->'''Zeng''': [[ThisIsGonnaSuck Um]]...
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: After bringing Shifu the news of Tai Lung's escape, he completely disappears from the rest of the movie, save for a picture in the end credits. Not that he was important for anything else. Downplayed because he has made appearances elsewhere in the series: A voiced appearance in the Holiday special, assisting Po in picking the chef and talking about the forbidden hand wave, and several times in ''Legends of Awesomeness''. He is completely absent from the second film, however.
* DisasterDominoes: It all started with one little feather...
* {{Foreshadowing}}: When he takes off from the Jade Palace to deliver the message to Chorh-Gom, several feathers are seen falling off of him.
%%* NiceHat
* ShootTheMessenger: Played with. Vachir doesn't kill him for bringing Shifu's message that states his restraints and guards may not be adequate (he's technically a good guy, and Zeng did warn him he was "just the messenger" and it was Shifu questioning his authority, not him), but he does everything else he can get away with--a NeckLift, MinionMaracas, threats, sadistically enjoying Zeng's fear when he forces him to view Tai Lung and the safeguards holding him, and refusing to let him leave during the prison break (thus putting his life in danger) because he didn't want anyone to know of his failure to hold Tai Lung.
%%* ShrinkingViolet
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Though the blame can be spread to others, namely [[spoiler: Oogway for his vision, Shifu for sending him and Vachir for knocking the feather loose]] it was still his feather that caused the problem.

!!Tai Lung
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-->"Fly back there and tell them... the ''real'' Dragon Warrior is coming home."

->'''Voiced by:'''\\
Ian [=McShane=]\\
[[spoiler: André Sogliuzzo (TV Series during Po's illusion)]]\\
Creator/MichelleRuff (as a baby)


The BigBad of the first film. One of Master Shifu's earlier students and adopted son, Tai Lung is an arrogant Snow Leopard who turned evil and went on a rampage. For that he was imprisoned for twenty years. It is the prophecy of his escape that sets the events of the series into motion, and [[spoiler:his defeat at the hands of Po that affirms Po as the Dragon Warrior.]]
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* TheAlcatraz: Chorh-Gom, the prison Tai Lung is kept at, which [[TailorMadePrison was built specifically to hold him]].
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: Entirely convinced that ''he'' is the destined Dragon Warrior.
* '''{{Badass}}''': Escaping from the prison built specifically to contain him, [[spoiler: using only a feather?]] Check. Destroying a thousand-strong army in the process, as if it was nothing? Check. [[spoiler:Taking on the five most famous kung-fu masters at once? Check. Defeating their even more powerful mentor without taking a single hit in return?]] Check. There is little doubt that, had he only managed to overcome his inner flaws, he would have been either the most powerful kung fu master ever, or second only to Oogway.
* BigBad: Of the first film.
* CainAndAbel: The Cain to Tigress' Abel, with Tigress being the foster sister.
* CatsAreMean: Aside from being the BigBad, he's also kind of a jerk in general. Look no further then his conversation with Tigress.
* CallingTheOldManOut: Gives Shifu one, saying "I rotted in jail for '''20 years''' because of '''your''' weakness!" Shifu [[spoiler:apologizes for his mistakes he made raising Tai Lung. Tai Lung declares that he doesn't give a damn and proceeds to [[KickTheDog strangle his former master]], claws raised.]]
* ChewingTheScenery:
-->'''Tai Lung:''' Our battle will be legendary!
* ConservationOfNinjutsu: How his escape from his incarceration goes down. Justified by the fact that all those security measures were in place for a ''damn'' good reason.
* DoorstopBaby: His backstory. And unlike Po, this has yet to be explained and [[AbortedArc probably never will be]].
* DramaticIrony: Shifu talked about how Tai Lung would become strong enough one day to receive the Dragon Scroll, and Tai Lung trained hard to succeed and make him proud. This type of upbringing made him arrogant, prideful and power-hungry, precisely the character flaws that made him unsuitable to receive the scroll. [[spoiler:And then when he finally reads it and Po explains that there ''is'' no secret to ultimate power, you just need to believe in yourself, the deep inferiority complex Tai Lung has developed means he can't or won't accept that because he needs the scroll's "power" to get the validation of his skill that he craves]].
* TheDreaded: ''Everyone'' fears him. His master, the villagers, the main character...even Vachir loses his cocky bravado once it becomes clear that he's screwed.
* [[EtTuBrute Et Tu, Shifu?]]: Tai Lung feels this way when [[spoiler:Shifu doesn't speak up after Oogway refuses to give him the dragon scroll.]]
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: [[spoiler:His arrogance prevents him from understanding that the secret to limitless power lies not within the Dragon Scroll, but within himself. WordOfGod says this is the only thing that prevents him from making a HeelFaceTurn.]]
* EvilCounterpart: Functions as this to both Po and Tigress.
* EvilFormerFriend: To Shifu, his master.
* EvilPlan: Escape from prison and steal the Dragon Scroll to become the Dragon Warrior. All to prove to his mentor/adopted father that Oogway was wrong and should have supported him.
* FaceHeelTurn: In flashback.
* FallenHero: Used to be a great hero in the Valley. Then Oogway decided that he wasn't ''enough'' of a hero to deserve the Dragon Scroll and it all went downhill from there.
* FreudianExcuse: He turned evil not only because he was denied the Dragon Scroll, but also because Shifu did nothing about it despite the tremendous amount of support he gave before.
* TheGift: Though it's to his detriment. He has a severe [[ArrogantKungFuGuy ego problem]] that prevents him from being [[spoiler:truly receptive of the Dragon Scroll's wisdom]]. This is why Oogway refused to make him the Dragon Warrior. His response to this was less than cordial.
* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal/ WalkingShirtlessScene: Never wears a shirt, much to the delight of his fangirls.
* HumiliationConga: [[spoiler:Much of the final battle with Po.]]
* ImpactSilhouette: In his fight with Po when he crashes to Earth, he leaves a hole not just with an impression of his body, but his tail as well.
* IncendiaryExponent: He is so {{Badass}} he can set his paws on fire and not even get burned!
* IncompletelyTrained: In a different and worse way than Po.
* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: Raised to believe he would be made the Dragon Warrior (his given name's [[BilingualBonus meaning in Mandarin]] makes it clear Shifu believed this as soon as he discovered what a ChildProdigy he was, and [[WordOfGod the director's commentary]] stated Shifu believed ''he'' would be the Dragon Warrior, he became arrogant, prideful, and convinced of his own heroism and perfection...but since [[CallingTheOldManOut "all I ever did, I did to make you proud!"]] it seems obvious that Tai Lung believed he needed the validation of the scroll to make himself have any worth, let alone to earn Shifu's love and pride. (The RealitySubtext of how orphans were treated in ancient China, and how important it was to know one's ancestry, should be kept in mind here.) This is made clearest of all when Po explains the meaning of the Dragon Scroll to him —- not only is he unable to accept that the only real power comes from within (because he thinks he has no worth and thus needs outward validation), but when he first stares into the scroll to see only his reflection, he declares, [[RuleOfSymbolism "It's nothing!"]]
* InterspeciesAdoption: He was adopted by Shifu, a red panda.
* TheJuggernaut: 1000 rhino warriors don't get a hit on him, the Furious Five can't stop him & even ''Master Shifu'' is defeated by him. Po & Master Oogway seem to be the only characters who stand any sort of chance against him.
* KiAttacks: His signature nerve strike.
* LargeHam: "Our battle WILL BE ''LEGENDARY!!'''"
* LightningBruiser: He's big and muscular while also incredibly agile.
* MeaningfulName: His name (太龍, tàilóng) means "great dragon", which is everything but what he is (i.e., the Dragon Warrior). For a second meaning it addresses the expectations placed on him by Shifu.
* OlderThanHeLooks: He's at least 10-15 years older than Po, but you couldn't tell just by looking.
* OneManArmy: He single-handedly defeats the 1000 strong army of rhino guards of Chorh-Gom prison with little effort.
* PantheraAwesome: Of the snow leopard variety.
* TheParalyzer: His nerve strike which he learned from the [[AwesomenessByAnalysis restraining shell that held him imprisoned]].
* PressurePoint: "Shifu taught you well...but he didn't teach you ''everything''." However, when he tries to use it against Po, it doesn't work - while he is hitting in the right spots, Po... still isn't the best of shape, to put it politely, and that layer of cellulite protects him from Tai Lung's attack.
* RageAgainstTheMentor: Shifu raised him with ideas of greatness but let him down when he was denied that greatness. He took out his rage on the village and later Shifu himself. Then his rage simmered for twenty years. '''"EVERYTHING I'VE DONE I DID TO MAKE YOU PROUD!"'''
* RedemptionRejection: "I don't want your ''apology''! I want the ''Scroll!''" Made worse by the fact that for a moment, just a moment, [[HopeSpot it looked like]] [[IgnoredEpiphany he was going to accept]].
** [[spoiler:Happens again near the end of his battle with Po, as Tai Lung finally gets his hand on the Dragon Scroll. With Tai Lung confused, Po calmly comforts him and tries to explain to him what the scroll was for and why it was never given to Tai Lung. Tai Lung won't have any of it and tries to attack Po again, with Po implementing the Wuxi Finger Hold.]]
* TheResenter: Deeply resents Shifu, and to a lesser extent, Oogway, for denying him the Dragon Scroll.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: He was this when he was young, believe it or not.
* RunningOnAllFours: Like Tigress, he seems to do this by default.
* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: A variant - he gives a deeply undignified startled-kitten squeak when Po tricks him into biting his own tail. (In his defense, cats have bones in their tails--such a bite would ''hurt''.)
* SealedEvilInACan: Chorh-Gom Prison exists for the sole purpose of keeping Tai Lung, and ''only'' Tai Lung, locked up. The one thing that keeps him immobilized is a turtle shell-shaped harness with acupuncture needles in his back...and the only thing he needed to escape from [[TheAlcatraz the prison carved out of a mountain that goes down for miles and is guarded by a thousand rhinoceri]] is a ''single feather''.
** SealedBadassInACan: As he proves immediately afterwards.
* ShadowArchetype: He represents what Po could have been with a bad teacher. Notice one of his first lines (see LargeHam) is similar, if less funny, to Po's first line. Also both of them are incurable show-offs, even when the situation calls for dead seriousness. When Tai Lung appeared before Shifu out of nowhere before their confrontation he was hiding at a distance for some time and waited for Shifu to blink, so that his entrance could be appropriately dramatic (as explained in DVD commentary).
* SlouchOfVillainy: When Tai Lung encounters the Furious Five while heading into the village, the first thing he does on the broken bridge is use it like a lounge chair while taunting them.
* StarterVillain: He's the first villain Po faces and it's not until he defeats him that he truly earns his title as the Dragon Warrior.
* StartOfDarkness: His rise and fall is told by Tigress.
* SteppingStonesInTheSky: His prison break.
* SuperStrength: Having a giant boulder hanging on a chain from each paw was not enough to restrain him, he sends rhinos flying like rag dolls and tears a piece of stone bigger than himself from the temple's stairway to hurl it at Shifu; he distinguishes himself even in the world where unnatural strength automatically comes with kung fu mastery.
* TigerVersusDragon: The Tiger to Po's Dragon.
* TrashTalk: Tai Lung's pre-battle banter with Tigress is such a masterpiece of condescension that he seems to be taunting her on purpose. Against Po he just voices his arrogance... and that piece of TrashTalk sounds much lamer. Part of it seems to be his disbelief that it was a ''panda'' of all creatures that achieved his lifelong dream, rather than one of the more well-known/stronger races, like a tiger or an ox.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: Part of what makes him UnintentionallySympathetic.
* VillainousBreakdown: Really starts to lose his cool during his fight with Po, but ''especially'' after he finally [[spoiler: reads the Dragon Scroll]].
* WellDoneSonGuy: Played for pathos.
--> '''Tai Lung:''' All I ever did, I did to make you proud! Tell me how ''proud'' you are, Shifu! Tell me! '''Tell me!'''
* WrongGenreSavvy: He seems to think he's TheHero of the story. Supported by the fact that WordOfGod says that in the film, [[ColorMotif the color gold represents glory and heroism]], and given that he has gold eyes... Tai Lung's scenes are framed as episodes of a stereotypical action HerosJourney. He gets betrayed and defeated by enemies in the past, then he breaks out of the predicament they put him in. He overcomes obstacles and beats up a whole lot of {{Mook}}s led by TheBrute; then he beats up a QuirkyMinibossSquad led by his counterpart/ShadowArchetype by revealing an EleventhHourSuperpower he developed after his initial defeat; then he beats up the BigBad, who was responsible for the things that happened to him at the beginning; then the DragonAscendant powered by an ArtifactOfDoom is revealed as the TrueFinalBoss...Then his story crumbles around him, primarily because he does not have what it takes to be TheHero.

!!Commander Vachir
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-->"You doubt my prison's security?"

->'''Voiced by:'''\\
Creator/MichaelClarkeDuncan

The head of security at Chorh-Gom Prison, where Tai Lung was held for twenty years.
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* AssholeVictim: He's pointlessly cruel towards his sole prisoner.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: You know, it's never a good idea to pat the back of a goose and not realize that feathers can make ''really good lockpicks''.
* OhCrap: His last word, when Tai-Lung flings a string of dynamite at him.
-->'''Zeng:''' Can we run now?
-->'''Vachir:'''*Whimpering* Yes.
* RhinoRampage: Inverted. Tai Lung is the one doing the rampaging.
* [[ScaryBlackMan Scary Grey Rhino]]: Sort of. He is a ''White'' Rhino but his VA sounds the part.
* SmugSnake: Constantly brags how escape-proof Chorh-Gom prison is, not realizing that the restraining shell is the main, if not the only thing that keeps Tai Lung there... and indirectly provides Tai Lung means to escape.
* TemptingFate[=/=]DoNotTauntCthulhu: Yup, taunting [[SealedEvilInACan Tai Lung]] about someone else becoming the [[TheChosenOne Dragon Warrior]] won't have ''any'' consequences at all. Now, [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge how did that go again?...]]
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[[folder:''Kung Fu Panda 2'']]
!!Master Thundering Rhino
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-->"That is a warning. You are no match for our kung fu."

->'''Voiced by:'''\\
Victor Garber

The benevolent leader of the Kung Fu Council, which protects the vast metropolis of Gongmen City. He has descended from a long line of masters and is the son of the legendary Master Flying Rhino.
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* AdvertisedExtra: He was all over the official website and other advertisements. In the film itself, he gets a good three minutes of screen time before [[spoiler: being killed off]].
** AscendedExtra: He gets a ''much'' bigger role in ''Secrets of the Masters''.
* CallBack: He is the son of Master Flying Rhino, whose armor is stored in the Jade Palace, as mentioned in the first Kung Fu Panda movie.
* DropTheHammer: Wields a cloud hammer as his signature weapon. [[spoiler: After his death, it's all that's left of him]].
* GentleGiant: Outside of battle, [[InformedAbility he is well known for his sense of humor and vast wisdom]].
* GoryDiscretionShot: [[spoiler:You never actually see him get blasted, just the cannonball firing and the crater afterwards]].
* KilledOffForReal:[[spoiler:Blown to bits by a giant cannon]].
* TheLeader: Of the Kung Fu Council.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: Initially agreed to help defeat the Wu Sisters because he thought he would be rewarded with great financial riches, [[spoiler: though it's implied that he also thought it would make him more like his father.]]
* RhinoRampage: His Unstoppable Force charge; once he gets going, nothing can stop him. [[spoiler:Except for Shen's cannon.]]
* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler:Killed off mainly to show that Shen means business.]]
* StoneWall: Tigress says he is impervious to all techniques. [[spoiler: This is why Shen does not use a technique.]]
* TemptingFate: The above quote.
* WellDoneSonGuy: For a long time he felt as though he could never quite live up to his father's heroic legacy.
* TheWorfEffect: Is shown to be very powerful and formidable to make Shen [[spoiler:and his cannon]] seem like more of a threat.

!!Master Storming Ox
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-->"It's time to surrender, panda. Kung fu is dead."

->'''Voiced by:'''\\
Dennis Haysbert

Thundering Rhino's star pupil and loyal friend, and a member of the Kung Fu Council of Gongmen City.
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* AchillesInHisTent: After seeing how much damage Shen's cannon can cause, he becomes a PlayAlongPrisoner together with Croc, and tells Po that they will not join him in his fight against Shen. However, both Ox and Croc join the final battle after Shifu convinces them off-screen.
* AnAxToGrind: His weapons used against Lord Shen.
* AwesomeByAnalysis: Is capable of analyzing his opponents weaknesses, but may not be able to capitalize on this information on his own.
* DualWielding: The above axes.
* EarlyBirdCameo: He's in Po's dream (as a bad guy) in the first film.
* GeniusBruiser: Despite his size and strength, his real specialty is analyzing his opponent's weaknesses at a glance.
* HeroicBSOD: After seeing the power Shen's weapon possesses and getting imprisoned, he and Croc decide they'd rather stay in a jail they could easily break out of. [[spoiler:Shifu talks them out of it.]]
* HairTriggerTemper: Seems to lose his temper pretty easily as it doesn't take much for Shen to provoke him into attacking.
* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal: He doesn't wear a shirt, though he does wear some kind of harness thing over his chest.
* ALoadOfBull: His horns are his deadliest weapons.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: Initially agreed to help defeat the Wu Sisters because he thought he would be rewarded with great financial riches.
* PlayAlongPrisoner: The Gongmen City prison bars don't keep him imprisoned. He could leave whenever he wanted but he doesn't because of his fear of Shen's cannon, and because he fears that if he and Croc don't play along, Shen will turn the canon on the city.
* TopHeavyGuy: How does he even ''stand''?

!!Master Croc
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-->"The only hero in this town is a dead one."

->'''Voiced by:'''\\
Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme

A former bandit gang leader who [[HeelFaceTurn had a change of heart]] and acts as a member of the Gongmen Kung Fu Council.
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* BadassCape: Owned at least one in his lifetime.
* BewareMyStingerTail: That big spiky ball on the end of his tail isn't just for show.
* CallBack: He's the former leader of the Wool-Stealing Crocodile Bandits that Mantis battled in ''Secrets of the Furious Five''.
* CarryABigStick: A metal club he used against Lord Shen.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: According to WordOfGod, he was a lawless bandit who decided to use his skills for good after being defeated and spared by Thundering Rhino. Leads to a minor plot hole when ''Secrets of the Masters'' talked about a completely different story on how he became a good guy and met up with Thundering Rhino, which also included Ox and Oogway. It's not inconceivable that it could be a {{Retcon}}, or that the source wasn't in charge of ''Secrets of the Masters.''
* EarlyBirdCameo: He's in Po's dream (as a bad guy) in the first film. He also shows up in Mantis' story from ''Secrets of the Furious Five.''
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: One of his [[AllThereInTheManual greatest victories]] was beating up a bunch of Badger Bandits for insulting his mother.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: Does a spinning leap out of the water when turning up to help the Five and Po. Presumably a reference to how crocodiles latch onto their prey and spin in the water to drown them.
* FingerlessGloves: Wore a pair during his time as a street fighter.
* GlorySeeker: Out of the three masters in their youth, he sought fame above all else.
* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal: Never seen with a shirt.
* InkSuitActor: He looks like a crocodile version of Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme.
* MadeOfIron: His 'Impenetrable Hide'. Unfortunately, the rest of him isn't quite as durable.
* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: While KFP characters aren't exactly known for their authentic accents, Croc being inexplicably ''french'' stands out.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: Initially agreed to help defeat the Wu Sisters because he thought he would be rewarded with great financial riches.

!!The Soothsayer
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-->"Your story may not have such a happy beginning, but that doesn't make you who you are. It is the rest of your story, who you choose to be!"

->'''Voiced by:'''\\
MichelleYeoh

An elderly goat with the power of [[{{Seer}} foresight]], who served as an adviser to the ruling family of Gongmen City, the Peacocks. Upon request by Lord Shen's parents, she had foretold what the future held for their son should he continue his current path: defeat at the hands of a warrior of black and white.

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* TheAtoner: She holds tremendous guilt for telling Shen the prophecy that he would be defeated by a "black and white" warrior, inadvertently making herself responsible for the ensuing [[spoiler:panda holocaust]].
* CoolOldLady: While helpful and funny, she replaces Oogway's serenity with a good dose of [[ScrewPolitenessImASenior bluntness]].
* DeadpanSnarker:
-->'''Soothsayer:''' (telling Shen's fortune) I see...*plucks Shen's feather*...pain...\\
'''Shen:''' Ow!\\
'''Soothsayer:''' And anger... [[ExtremeOmniGoat *bites Shen's robes*]]\\
'''Shen:''' How dare you! That is the finest silk in the province!\\
'''Soothsayer:''' ...followed by denial...\\
'''Shen:''' This is not fortune-telling! You're just saying what's happening right...\\
'''Soothsayer:''' ...now?
* DefiantCaptive: Shen keeps her as a prisoner and while she never tries to escape, she still doesn't make her imprisonment easy for him. Indeed, she irritates and lectures him.
* [[EverybodyCallsHimBarkeep Everybody Calls Her Soothsayer]]: Her actual name is never revealed.
* ExtremeOmniGoat: She takes a few bites out of Shen's silk robe, though she may be doing it just to annoy him. She tries to do it a few other times, but Shen is wary now...
* GirlsWithMoustaches: Or rather, a lady with a beard. {{Justified|Trope}} because she's a goat.
* TheGoodChancellor: Loyally serves the rulers of Gongmen City, estranged son included.
* NeutralFemale: Averted. She isn't ''physically'' capable of stopping Shen, but she regularly gives him the KirkSummation or AndThenWhat as she tries to push him away from his EvilPlan.
* ParentalSubstitute: To Shen. AllInTheManual, though some of her interactions with Shen imply this. You get the feeling that if ''anyone'' else tried to take a bite out of his robes, they would get a knife to the throat.
* {{Seer}}: Though she is a true seer, she does not prophesize on command or bother using her powers if the original prophecy has not changed. Instead, [[ObfuscatingStupidity she states the obvious until Lord Shen gets mad]].
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: To Master Oogway.
* UnsettlingGenderReveal: Po mistakes her for a man when he first meets her. He claims the beard threw him off.
* VisualPun: She's a literal "old goat". Shen calls her such directly when he returns to Gongmen.

!!Lord Shen
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-->"Call in the wolves! All of them! I want them ready to move! The Year of the Peacock begins now!"

->'''Voiced by:'''\\
GaryOldman

The BigBad of the second film. He is a peacock whose clan rules over Gongmen City but that wasn't enough for him; he is possessed by a desire to take over all of China. For that he invented the cannon, which poses a threat to the very existence of kung fu itself.
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* AgentPeacock: By the time the credits roll, you ''will'' believe a peacock can be a skilled fighter and a cruel and terrifying villain.
* AmbitionIsEvil: Ever since Shen became obsessed with his invention, he desires power for the sake of power. When Soothsayer points this to him, Shen sort of admits that [[AndThenWhat he doesn't really know what he's going to do with all this power if he succeeds at taking over China,]] [[IgnoredEpiphany but immediately shrugs the thought off]].
* AndThenWhat: The Soothsayer asks him if conquering China and destroying kung-fu will finally make Shen happy. He simply mutters "it's a start" before giving a rather obvious snarky dodge.
* AudibleSharpness: His many bladed weapons.
* AxCrazy: Is constantly on the verge of a nervous breakdown and plagued by paranoid delusions about his parents not loving him. He deals with all of them by starting wars and commiting genocide, which he sincerely thought would make his parents proud.
* {{Badass}}: Despite how insane and evil he is, he is a pretty awesome fighter.
** BadassBookworm: Studied gunpower from fireworks to make his cannons.
** BadassLongRobe: His clothes, plus his ''tail feathers''.
* BadBoss: Was not the least bit hesistant to [[WeHaveReserves fire at his own men]] to defeat Po and the Five.
* BeingEvilSucks: Spends decades plotting his revenge and relentlessly pursuing his ambition to rule over China in an attempt to assuage his emotional pain and find happiness. This only succeeds at making him feel more bitter and miserable.
* {{BFG}}: He ''invented'' the cannon, in order to destroy Kung Fu and take over China.
* BigBad: Of the second film.
* BigOlEyebrows: of the "match-the-width-of-his-shoulders-so-he-can-fit-through-gaps" variety.
* BladeOnAStick: His signature close-quarter combat weapon is his halberd.
* BreakThemByTalking: Successfully does this to Po in the Fireworks Factory.
* ChocolateBaby: His parents were both regular blue peacocks, he came out white. He could be albino, due to his bright red eyes.
* CombatPragmatist: Uses throwing knives in addition to his spear, conceals his movements with his tail, and the entire purpose of inventing the cannon was to destroy kung fu masters he can't beat one-on-one. When confronted with a fight he can't possibly win, Po and the Furious Five, he flees out the window and calls down a barrage of cannonfire to destroy his own tower.
* TheComicallySerious: Despite being the most evil foe Po has faced so far, he has his hilarious moments, usually when Po is in the same scene.
* CurbStompBattle: Using a cannon to win a fight certainly helps. [[CombatPragmatism It's not treachery, it's pragmatism!]]
* DarkAndTroubledPast: He heard his death fortold as 'murder', comitted genocide, and was exiled.
* DeathSeeker: His introduction portrays him as an arrogant, prideful, and bloodthirsty villain, but it soon becomes clear that he is a deeply depressed bird, and admits that conquering China won't be enough to make him happy. As well his attitude swings between being precise in the details of his EvilPlan and being completely dismissive of events around him, so it's likely he really doesn't care what happens or if he succeeds or not. [[spoiler:And when he doesn't, he seems more enraged that Po has achieved inner peace than he does actually being thwarted]].
* DeathByIrony: He's [[spoiler: flattened by his own invention.]]
* DirtyCoward: DownplayedTrope. His first response to a battle not going his way is to flee and/or hide behind his cannons. In particular, he tries to avoid a direct confrontation with Po because of the prophecy. However, since he ''does'' fight rather well when necessary, it's likely that these actions are due more to pragmatism than fear.
* [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas Even Bad Men Love Their Soothsayers]]: See Parental Substitute in the Soothsayer category. He shows hints of this when he encounters Po and the Furious Five for the first time. Despite being at the end of his patience, he never actually loses it unless Po makes a comment about the Soothsayer, the second time driving him to point a knife in Po's face. His treatment of the Soothsayer is more akin to that of a family member than a prisoner. The Soothsayer is also the only character in the movie that he never physically harms – as embittered as he is – despite the snarky, disrespectful attitude (and the prophecies) she gives him.
* EvilAlbino: In real life white peacocks aren't actually albino, instead having a genetic mutation called [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leucism leucism]]. But since real white peacocks have blue eyes and Shen has red eyes, it's likely that he was intended to be an albino in this setting.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: [[spoiler:Is ''shocked'' that Po doesn't hold what he did to his species, his family, against him, and that he was able to let go of his pain, because his own pain has never went away, and he doesn't believe it ever will.]]
* [[EvilCounterpart Eviler Counterpart]]: His backstory has significant parallels with that of Tai Lung -- promised power by his parent figure, denied and exiled, returns to claim his place and prove himself. However, Shen's FreudianExcuse is weaker and his vengeance is more sinister. Tai Lung wanted the Dragon Scroll to prove to himself and Shifu he was worthy of it and was a WorthyOpponent to Po, whereas Shen wants to conquer the country and uses cannons because he lacks the strength to overcome seasoned kung fu masters in a fair fight.
* EvilGenius: He discovered that fireworks could also serve as gunpowder, and then invented the cannon to put that discovery to use.
* EvilTowerOfOminousness: His home in Gongmen City, which [[IHaveTheHighGround he's shown perching atop of]] during a travel montage.
* EvilPlan: [[TakeOverTheWorld Take over China]] and destroy Kung Fu while he's at it.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: When [[spoiler:his cannon is about to fall on him, he just closes his eyes and accepts it.]]
* FailedAttemptAtDrama: He has his moments.
* FauxAffablyEvil: He's polite, well-spoken and composed...until something gets him angry, when he shows the true AxCrazy monster beneath it all.
* FeatheredFiend: Well, he is voiced by GaryOldman, who (according to WesternAnimation/CelebrityDeathmatch) "Can go from zero to psycho in 4.5 seconds".
* FeatherFingers: Uses them for his knife throwing.
* FeatherFlechettes: Averted. He doesn't actually attack with his feathers, but rather with throwing knives concealed by his feathers.
* FeatherMotif: Peacock feathers symbolize vainglory, especially appropriate for Lord Shen. Unlike normal peacock feathers, however, his are white and red, for madness and death.
* {{Flight}}: [[CaptainObvious He's a bird]] (peafowls can fly, though not very long nor far). The only time he uses this ability, however, [[CombatPragmatist is to run away]]. He "flees" or "flew", if you will, [[JustForPun thus putting the term "flight" in a different light]]. Confused yet?
* FreudianExcuse: His parents decided to banish and disown him for [[spoiler: massacring the pandas]]. He saw this as an act of [[ParentalAbandonment abandonment]] and has let the pain and resentment fester in him ever since. This being said, it is shown that he was heading down the path of villainy even before his banishment, so it is likely that the exile only accelerated his decline.
** Shen's [[http://www.kungfupanda.com/movie/characters/lord-shen/index.html expanded backstory]] states that he was born sickly because of his leucism (similar to albinism) and that his parents deemed him "too weak and pitiful to deserve any attention." The Soothsayer acted as his nanny, but the coldness his own family showed him drove him to act the way he did.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar
-->'''Master Ox:''' What's in the box, Shen? \\
'''Shen:''' Want to see? It's a gift. It's your parting gift. In that it will ''part'' you. Part of you here, part of you there. And part of you ''waaay'' over there, ''staining the wall.''
* GoodColorsEvilColors: White is the traditional color of death in eastern Asian cultures, which alludes to his health issues and villainy.
** In Wu Xing, white is metal and red is fire. He has both as his weapons in the form of the cannon, which is even described by Shifu as "it breathes fire, and spits metal".
** Given that red is associated with positive emotions in chinese imagery, specially love, his red motif can also be seen as a distortion of his relationship with his parents.
** FireIsRed: As a consequence of this colour motif, the fires that Shen and his mooks use, both in the cannon and in regular torches, are of an unusual crimson tone. Justified as in Shen is explicitly stated to be working off of firework chemicals, so it stands to reason his cannonballs would have a colorful glow to them.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: His feet are covered in burn scars from weapon forging. He partly hides them with his metal talons.
* GlassCannon: Very agile and quick and has lethal aim with his throwing knives, but he's one of the few characters not MadeOfIron and is clearly at a disadvantage when his blades aren't enough to overwhelm a more defensive foe.
* HeroKiller: [[spoiler: He very nearly kills Po in the Fireworks Factory. If the Soothsayer hadn't been around...]].
* HoistByHisOwnPetard[=/=]KarmicDeath: [[spoiler:Crushed by the very weapon he was going to use to conquer China, which only happened because he accidentally cut the ropes holding it up while trying to kill Po.]]
* HumiliationConga: His cannons, which he spent thirty years to invent, are obliterated in mere seconds by Po's cannonball deflection technique. Even more so as the event unfolds right before the eyes of the Kung Fu Masters and the entire population of Gongmen City, to the point where they actually ''cheer''. [[spoiler:He eventually gets crushed to death by his own cannon.]]
* IgnoredEpiphany: When the Soothsayer tells him his parents did love him, so much that it killed them to banish him, Shen looks genuinely moved for a few seconds before closing his eyes and brushing the information aside.
* IJustWantToBeLoved: Gary Oldman mentions this in an [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Id5oUB5HSaw interview]].
* IveComeTooFar: It's implied that this is the reason why he feels compelled to go on with his evil instead of repent.
--> '''Shen:''' ''(solemnly)'' The dead exist in the past, and I ''must'' tend to the future.
* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: The introduction shows him to be experimenting with a more destructive side of fireworks, which isn't downright evil in itself [[spoiler:[[MoralEventHorizon ... until the genocide happened.]]]]
* [[KillerRabbit Killer Peacock]]: Who knew a peacock could be such a threatening, efficient villain?
** NeverTrustATrailer: Some trailers were aimed at making him look as unimpressive as possible.
* KnifeNut: He hides an arsenal of blades under those robes of his and he is terrifyingly skilled with them.
* KnightOfCerebus: Tai Lung craved only the Dragon Scroll and there has been no solid on-screen evidence he ever murdered anyone. The second film ''opens'' with [[spoiler:Shen ordering the genocide of the pandas]], and ten minutes later [[spoiler:he kills Thundering Rhino with a cannon]] before going on to wage a war against China and Kung Fu.
-->'''Shen:''' Kill him, ''somebody'' '''kill him'''!
* LargeHam: He has his moments. Here's his [[GaryOldman voice actor]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sc74bU6w0tk hamming it up while recording him in the studio.]]
* LastVillainStand: [[spoiler:He spends the entire film running from a direct confrontation with Po because of the Soothsayer's prediction. In the end, after he's killed TheDragon and [[HumiliationConga had everything he built be obliterated before his eyes]], he finally stops running and fights Po with everything he has and nothing more that he can lose]].
* {{Leitmotif}}: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbNE35ttc0w Ancient China/Story of Shen]]", which is first played in the opening scene, and accompanies Shen at a few points afterwards, most prominently during the Fireworks Factory battle.
* LightIsNotGood: Both to Chinese and western imagery. In the west, white is obviously seen as the "good" colour, while red is the "good" colour in China (white is actually symbolic of death there). Add this to the fact that his name can be translated as "divinity", his association with fire and the resemblence to the mythological [[ThePhoenix Feng Huang]], and you got yourself a heavenly monster.
* ManInWhite: A given thanks to his white plumage and colors.
* ManipulativeBastard: He was able to manipulate Master Storming Ox into striking first during his return to Gongmen City and subsequently imprisoned both Masters Storming Ox and Croc with fear. That and the entire exchange with Po in the Fireworks Factory.
--> '''Shen''' [to Po]: Your parents ''didn't love you''.
* MeaningfulName:
** One of the meanings of "Shen" (神) is "divinity", which relates to his quest for power and attention.
** An alternate reading of Shen (焴) is "flame", which connects to his cannons.
** ''TheBookOfLordShang'' anyone?
* TheMentallyDisturbed: He seems to suffer from chronic depression, paranoia (as far as his parents are concerned, thinking they never loved him) and is deeply insecure.
* MoralSociopathy: The creators' commentary implies that part of his denial to recognise how wrong he is because it's the only way he can justify his genocidal actions.
* NeverMyFault: When his parents banish him for committing genocide, he takes it as further proof they don't care about him instead of punishment. Even more so because being banished as opposed to being executed may have been an act of mercy on their part.
* NiceJobBreakingItHerod: Shen overhears a prophecy that he will be defeated by "black-and-white". He proceeds to [[spoiler:massacre a panda village]]. However, [[spoiler:Po's mother leaves the infant panda in a case of groceries that get delivered to Mr. Ping]]. This results in Po being in the right place and the right time to become the Dragon Warrior, receiving the training he will need to stop Shen. In fact, it's remembering [[spoiler:the massacre and his mother's sacrifice that allows Po to master the skill he needs to overcome Shen's cannons.]]
* NobleDemon: Deconstructed. WordOfGod is that he realizes just how terrible his deeds are. This only pushes him to do more in his attempt to conquer China because if he turns back now, his genocides and murder will have been meaningless instead of necessary sacrifices.
* ObiWanMoment: [[spoiler:He just closes his eyes before he is flattened by the weapon he knocked onto himself.]]
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Despite being a sickly albino, relying on artillery and trickery over brawn, Shen is still a deadly skilled [[KnifeNut blade wielder.]] It's just that the kung fu masters are so powerful they overshadow him.
* ParentalNeglect: [[http://www.kungfupanda.com/movie/characters/lord-shen/index.html Expanded universe stuff]] implies this.
* PetTheDog: [[spoiler:He lets the Soothsayer go, unharmed, with no selfish intent behind it. Indeed, he ''never'' harms her, in spite of the attitude she gives him (and the fact that she keeps eating his clothes).]]
** He was also rather kind to the wolves in his youth, which is what made them swear their loyalty to him. Of course, one could argue that [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation this was all he was really after]], as he's [[BadBoss not so kind]] to them in the present.
* ThePhoenix: What he is meant to symbolize.
* RazorWings: His throwing knives are in the shape of feathers to help him conceal them, and he also uses his train as a weapon and distraction similar to what real life martial-arts styles with metal folding fans.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Aside from his regular eyes, the eyespots on his tail are also red, reflecting his EvilAlbino status.
* ScrewDestiny: Shen's goal to conquer China is partially motivated by his desire to prove the Soothsayer wrong about her prediction that he will be defeated by a panda. His actions to change his fate led to him being banished.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: He originally planned to sail out of China with his armada in three days. After he fails to kill Po the first time, he decides to leave immediately rather than try to confront him again.
* SelfMadeOrphan: He is an indirect example. He massacred a village of pandas and was banished by his parents as a result. According to the Soothsayer, the grief of sending him away caused them to [[DeathByDespair die from despair.]]
* SoftSpokenSadist: For the most part, he's very calm, cool, and collected, and his voice is usually monotoned.
* SortingAlgorithmOfEvil: A clear step above Tai Lung, not in skill, but in overall threat level.
* StartOfDarkness: He discovered a practical use for fireworks and subsequently became obsessed with it.
* ThirdTimesTheCharm: Po confronts him three times throughout the film (tower, factory, harbor) before finally getting over his HeroicBSOD and defeating him.
* TragicVillain: All he wanted was to make his parents proud, and thought that a path of conquest was the way to do it. It's hinted several times that he knows full well conquering China will do nothing to ease his pain and [[WordOfGod Word of God]] paints him as a somewhat remorseful figure. [[spoiler:At the end, when he's finally beaten, he calmly accepts his death, perhaps realizing that his defeat truly was inevitable, or perhaps believing that death is the only way to end his torment]].
* TwitchyEye: Who could also be an ActorAllusion: Gary Oldman previously voiced [[QuestforCamelot Ruber]] who had the same tic.
* VileVillainSaccharineShow: If you've made it this far, you should know why.
* VillainousBSOD: Is at a loss for words when [[spoiler:Po achieves inner peace and uses his kung fu to redirect Shen's cannonfire to destroy his armada]].
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:When Po returns after being hit by cannon fire and assumed dead, Shen, in a fit of fearful desperation, loses it and opens fire on his own men after killing his second-in-command. After Po obliterates his armada by redirecting cannon fire, Shen is left in a VillainousBSOD, not only because that he'd lost everything he'd spent years creating, but because Po had managed to overcome his own troubled past without succumbing to rage, instead finding inner peace. Po tries to explain that the secret to inner peace is the acceptance of the pain of the past. This only succeeds in angering Shen.]]
* WeakButSkilled: Physically unimpressive, but man, can he [[KnifeNut hurl blades]] with the best of them.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Has an insecure relationship with his parents and is deeply hurt by his parents' rejection of him for his evil ways, causing him to believe they never loved him. Considers it an AwfulTruth when Po demands to know about his parents and Shen lies that his parents didn't love him. He is also completely unable to understand how Po is able to come to terms with him killing Po's parents because he was never able to properly cope with the loss of his own parents.
* [[WhiteHairBlackHeart White Plumage, Black Heart]]: It's implied in background material that the former is partially responsible for the latter.
* WolverineClaws: Shen wears metal talons for both combat and to cover up the burn scars on his feet. They also resemble the ornaments Chinese nobles wore to protect their long nails.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Information revealed in [[AllThereInTheManual the supplementary material]] shows that he was originally intended to be one.
* YouCannotFightFate: Played with. It was predicted that a "warrior of black and white" would defeat him, but it was also mentioned that he could change his fate if he stopped his destructive ways.

!!Wolf Boss
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-->"Guess nobody told you: If you mess with the wolf, you get the fangs."

->'''Voiced by:'''\\
Danny [=McBride=]

Lord Shen's oldest (and probably only) friend and most loyal servant. He is the commander of the wolf army.
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* {{Adorkable}}: For being a brutal warrior, he has many dorky features, like whimpering when his toe is stomped or annoying Shen with out of place comments. See also TrashTalk below.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: He's the best fighter among the wolves.
* BarefootCartoonAnimal: Him and every other wolf.
* TheBrute: Strong, not very bright, and has only rudimentary kung fu skills.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Prone to this. When Shen tells him that the "year of the peacock" has begun, he gets confused because it's already the middle of the year.
* DarkIsEvil: Dark grey fur and armor.
* TheDragon: To Lord Shen.
* DropTheHammer: Occasionally uses a giant war hammer as a weapon.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He refuses to fire at Po while knowing [[spoiler:his own men would be caught in the crossfire]]. [[spoiler:Shen kills him for it.]] Makes sense, since wolves operate as a ''pack''. You can't just attack one and hope to get away with it. Fits nicely into the animal motifs.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[VideoGame/StarFox Wolf O'Donnell]]. Wolf? Check. Mohawk? Check. Bad eye? Check, and points for being the same eye. [[SpikesOfVillainy Shoulder spikes]]? Check. HellBentForLeather? Check. A natural leader who is himself TheDragon to someone else? Check. EvenEvilHasStandards? Total check.
** Like Wolf and Fox, he's also NotSoDifferent than Po in terms of attitude--it's just their morals and their choice of allies that sets them apart, as they can both be silly or serious, and their short battle has elements of YouFightLikeACow.
* EyeScream: [[spoiler:He lost his eye during the attack on the Panda Village. When he tried to attack baby Po, Po's father smashed his face with a rake.]]
* FaceHeelTurn: He and his wolves used to be the royal guards of Gongmen City, but flocked to Shen's side because he treated them better than the rest of the royal family.
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: Considering the BloodlessCarnage of the rest of the series and its focus on slapstick kung fu fighting, [[spoiler: taking a volley of throwing knives to the throat and falling to the side is pretty brutal]].
** FamilyUnfriendlyViolence: [[spoiler:The whole "eye ripped out with a rake" thing isn't very kid-friendly either]].
* AFatherToHisMen: [[spoiler:He stands up to Shen for ordering him to fire on his own men, and gets killed for it.]]
* HandicappedBadass: He lost one eye [[spoiler:during the attack on the panda village, after Po's father smashed his face with a rake]]. Despite this, he can still fight well.
* HellBentForLeather: Dressed ([[BarefootCartoonAnimal almost]]) entirely in leather armor.
* KickTheDog: Not above throwing innocent bystanders in front of danger to slow down his foes. He even throws ''children''.
* KilledOffForReal: Most likely, considering he was [[spoiler:hit in the throat with several of Shen's knives point blank. WordOfGod via DVDCommentary states that he's alive but that particular comment about him being "alive" was a joke by Rodolphe Guenoden ("But he's not dead! He just fell off...yeah..."). While it's never confirmed that he's alive, it is true that it's never confirmed he is dead, either; in fact, Melissa Cobb did mention that she wondered if he ever died, and that she didn't know.]]
* LargeAndInCharge: He's a good deal larger than all of the other wolves, making him easily stand out.
* LaughablyEvil: He's really more comic relief than anything.
* NoNameGiven: He is only listed as "Wolf Boss" in the credits. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin That's what he does]].
* NobleWolf: One would think he would belong to SavageWolves for the villainy but as stated above he's similar to Po and has a solid pack oriented mentality.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Given his more comedic nature, it's easy to forget that he [[spoiler: was at the forefront of the panda genocide and in fact would've ''killed'' Po if not for his dad stepping in]].
* PapaWolf: Since the alpha male of a wolf pack is also the father of many members, it could apply.
* PetTheDog: [[spoiler:He refuses to fire on his own men in the final battle, and takes a knife or five to the throat for it]].
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: While the credits refer to him as Wolf Boss, {{Fanon}} often switches it around and calls him Boss Wolf instead. Probably because it sounds closer to an actual name.
** Even the official art book calls him Boss Wolf, so apparently the creators use it too.
* SpikesOfVillainy: Has a couple on his armor. His fur is also a bit on the spiky side.
* [[StupidSexyFlanders Stupid Cuddly Po]]: He can't seem to stop talking about how soft and cuddly Po is. Somewhat justified, as one of Po's main strategies in a fight is to use his... er... bulk, as a weapon, so he was probably exposed to the "Soft and Cuddly," nature of Po several times...
* TopHeavyGuy: Like Storming Ox, his legs are ''way'' smaller than the rest of his body.
* TrashTalk: PlayedForLaughs. His "insults" consist of calling Po big, soft and cuddly... except that he talks about Po that way even when Po isn't around, and he isn't making fun of him. He describes him to Lord Shen as "Big and furry, soft and squishy... uh, kind of plush and cuddly."
* UnskilledButStrong: He doesn't seem particularly skilled in kung fu, but he sure knows how to use that hammer.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:''Legends of Awesomeness'']]
!!Hundun
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-->''"My revenge will be like a poison river of molten iron that drips and burns like [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment iron that has been melted and now drips...and burns.]]"''

->'''Voiced by:'''\\
DiedrichBader


One of the former guards of Chorh-Gom prison, who lost his job after it was shut down after Tai Lung's defeat, which caused him to lose his house, his family, two goat friends, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking a pair of slippers]]. Po met him during the Dragon Warrior Day celebration, and attempted to get his life back on track by getting him a job, a place to stay, and by teaching him kung-fu in order to quell his rage. Unfortunately, once he learned Po's true identity, he attempted to kill him. Ironically, his actions caused Chorh-Gom to be reopened... with himself as its first new inmate.
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%%* BarefootCartoonAnimal
* BlatantLies: Claims he was on the front lines of the rhinos facing down Tai Lung, when... he was actually standing way in the back.
* BreakingSpeech: Gives one to Po when he gets the advantage in their fight, telling him that his heart is his real weakness. [[ShutUpHannibal Po points out that at least he]] ''has'' a heart.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: A lot of his metaphors involve repeating the same words in vaguely different order.
* DumbMuscle: Subverted. He's actually surprisingly competent and intelligent; his strange way of speaking just makes him seem dumb.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: After his return, he realizes [[spoiler:Shifu may have made up Dragon Warrior Challenge Day, but ''he's'' the only one that knows it. He knocks out Shifu and locks him in a closet so no one knows he's really not the Dragon Warrior.]]
* GeniusBruiser: He's actually surpisingly intelligent, homemaking a number of fake horns containing various weapons and picking his spot for when he could take revenge most effectively.
* EvilPlan: Motivated by revenge on the Dragon Warrior for his lost job.
* IgnoredEpiphany: Po helps him and bends over backward to help him get his life back on track, but he throws it back in his face at every turn.
%%* ISurrenderSuckers
* ItsAllAboutMe: He doesn't care about the damage Tai Lung would have done to the Valley of Peace, only that Po defeating him caused Hundun to lose his job.
* LightningBruiser: After Po trains him. Unfortunately, Po is a ''stronger'' one.
%%* {{Jerkass}}
* MeaningfulName[=/=]NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Named for the Chinese god of chaos. Downplayed in that, while a credible threat after Po has trained him in kung fu, he is still pathetic and certainly not an embodiment of chaos or evil. However, in his return, he's far more competent and a legitiment threat.
%%* {{Metaphorgotten}}
* RageAgainstTheMentor: After finding out Po is the Dragon Warrior.
%%* RedEyesTakeWarning
%%* RhinoRampage
* ShapedLikeItself: His metaphors for how bad his life has gotten tend to enter this territory.
* SwissArmyAppendage: Turns his severed horn into this by creating a large number of fake horns with various weapons hidden in them.
%%* UngratefulBastard

!!Scorpion
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-->''"This is going to sting a little bit — just kidding. It burns like fire!"''

->'''Voiced by:'''\\
Lynn Milgrim


A former healer who was banished after discovering hypnotic elixir and attempting to take over the Valley of Peace with it.
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* AllThereInTheManual: Her real name, Qiong Qi, is listed only in [[http://www.nick.com/pictures/kung-fu-panda-legends-of-awesomeness/kung-fu-panda-enemy-art-flipbook.html this gallery of concept art]].
%%* AxCrazy
%%* BewareMyStingerTail
* BodyHorror: The scene showing her transformation into her present form is rather... unsettling in this regard.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Her main tactic is injecting others with hypnotic elixir and turning them on one another. Ironically, her StartOfDarkness was injecting herself with it.
* CollectorOfTheStrange: She collects the skulls of anyone who trespasses into her valley.
* FauxAffablyEvil: She seems quite polite and well mannered... and is a psychopathic murderer who collects the skulls of her victims.
* ForTheEvulz: Admits she does things in a more sadistic manner solely for her own entertainment.
%%* ScaryScorpions
* SoftSpokenSadist: Is quite polite in speech normally, but outright says she could just poison people to kill them and prefers more sadistic methods solely for her own entertainment.

!!Fung
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-->''"Looks like we're gonna do this the hard way!"''

->'''Voiced by:'''\\
Creator/JohnDiMaggio


Fung is the leader of a group of Crocodile Bandits. He most often relies on weapons to fight his opponents, but has been show to know some Kung Fu techniques, mostly in cases of defense. Fung appears regularly, sometimes leading his bandits, and other times serving as a lackey to another villain[[note]]Such as Tong Fo or Evil!Po[[/note]].
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* AffablyEvil: He may be a bandit leader, but he acts like a snarky, rebellious twenty-something.
* AmbiguouslyGay: For the same reason as Gah-ri in "The Break Up", but without most of Gah-ri's gay stereotypes.
%%* AnAxeToGrind
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Inverted. He's not ''just'' a bandit, he's also a son, a friend, owner of an herb garden... and ''amateur arsonist.''
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: He actually ''is'' a fairly competant warrior in his own right.
* CatchPhrase: See the quote above. He's also prone to "Daaaarn it!" when things don't go his way.
%%* CloudCuckoolander
* FriendlyEnemy: He and Po bond surprisingly often, and it's gotten to the point where rounding up his gang has become oddly casual. It helps that Fung is one of the least malevolent villains on the show - he's even one of the few on a first name basis with the panda.
%%* IneffectualSympatheticVillain
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Went back to save Po, even after using him to kidnap someone's son in order to hold him for ransom.
%%* LaughablyEvil
* LikeIsLikeAComma: Tends to speak like this a lot.
* NiceHat: He wears a traditional Chinese helmet with a spike on it. It seems to be a RunningGag for it to get knocked off at least once everytime he shows up.
%%* RecurringCharacter
* SurroundedByIdiots: He sometimes feels embarrassed by the incompetency of his lackeys.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Fung used to work for his father, in an effort to please him by helping him make terracotta warriors. However, he kept messing up and once glued one to his father's face by accident. Fung would later leave and take up thievery as a living.

!!Gah-ri
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->'''Voiced by:'''\\
Creator/FredTatasciore

A member of Fung's bandit gang, who would like to remind you that it's "Gah-ri", not "Gary."
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* AscendedExtra: He gets a big part of the spotlight in "The Breakup".
* AmbiguouslyGay: He fits some of the stereotypes, including his love of fabrics, interior design and romance novels. But the HomoeroticSubtext comes out strongest in the episode "[[BreakUpMakeUpScenario The Break Up]]", where [[LikeAnOldMarriedCouple Fung and Gah-ri]]...[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin yeah]].
* BringMyBrownPants: After being intimidated by Tigress.
* GoodCopBadCop: Tried to play this role, only to end up disappointed when Fung told him Tigress was already wise to the idea.
%%* HarmlessVillain
* InsufferableGenius: Constantly irritates Fung by correcting his errors.
%%* ItIsPronouncedTroPAY
* LaughablyEvil: Even more than his boss.
* NiceGuy: Turns out to be this while working at Ping's noodle restaurant.

!!Li-Dong
->'''Voiced by:'''\\
JimCummings

Fung's formerly little cousin who grew into a titanic powerhouse far more dangerous than any of the other crocodile bandits. Huge, resistant to all blows and really, really strong, Li-Dong is consistently a powerful threat to the Jade Palace.
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* {{Badass}}: In sharp contrast to all of the other Croc Bandits. Li-Dong has wiped the floor with Po and Mantis, and even though Tigress beat him one-to-one, she was only able to after he triggered her HeroicResolve.
* DiminishingVillainThreat: Seems to have been introduced to avert this - the episode he debuts in has the Crocodile Bandits totally hit rock bottom in terms of threat level, only for him to show up and make more of a threat than they ever were before.
* DragonAscendant: Though he always initially appears as a thug in the employ of someone else, he invariably ends up becoming the main threat of the episode in some way or another.
* DumbMuscle: Generally seems this way, but is actually smarter than he appears. He may not be as intelligent as Fung is, but he's a great deal more competent - especially when it comes to being a criminal.
* EvilerThanThou: To Fung, though despite this he's perfectly willing to let his cousin call the shots most of the time.
* SimpletonVoice: Though don't let it fool you - he's smarter than he sounds.
* UnskilledButStrong: He's such a threat physically that he barely needs to do anything but tank hits and swipe at his opponents to win - he can pull off some fancy moves, but usually he just overpowers everything through sheer force.
* WouldHurtAChild: Upon losing his opportunity to ransom a kidnapped child, he attempts to throw the kid off of a cliff in sheer spite before Tigress manages to stop him.

!!Mei Li
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-->''"You think I don't know nobody likes me? You saw them pretend to, but... it's just because I'm a princess."''

->'''Voiced by:'''\\
Creator/KariWahlgren


The daughter of the emperor, who was sent on a mission of peace to the kingdom of Qidan. Though she proved to be an insufferable brat at first, Po eventually got through to her and the two became friends. [[spoiler: Eventually, it was revealed that she was to be offered to the Qi Dan as a servant to the Qidan's king, Temutai, in exchange for peace, but Po challenged him and successfully earned Mei Li's freedom.]]
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* BrattyHalfPint: Throughout her introduction episode, until Po helps her turn around.
%%* DefrostingIceQueen
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: ''Definitely'' averted, at least at the beginning.
* MessyPig: Averted. She makes sure to keep her crown clean and generally acts lady-like and refined... aside from being a total brat, that is.
* LonelyRichKid: Stated to be the reason why she's such a brat at first.
%%* MacguffinGirl
* OffWithHisHead: One of her many threats before her turn around.
-->"I'll have you beheaded! I'll have you ''all'' beheaded! ''I'll make you behead yourselves!''"
* SpoiledBrat: Just as with previous tropes, temporary.
%%* TinyTyrannicalGirl

!!Temutai
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-->''"'''[[SayMyName TEMUTAAAAAAAI!]]''' Warrior king of the Qidan!"''

->'''Voiced by:'''\\
Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson


The king of the Qidan Clan, a group of warrior water buffalo, whose people once waged war with Mei Li's kingdom, until an agreement was made to bring peace. [[spoiler: Said agreement was that the emperor must turn over a princess to be his royal servant, in exchange for the Qidan not attacking. Mei Li was set to become his new servant, until Po defeated him in battle, earning her freedom.]]

Temutai appears regularly, usually as antagonist. One time he came to the Valley of Peace as part of a peace celebration, where he's amiable with Po and the others (though, with ''some'' hiccups along the way).
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%%* ALoadOfBull
* ArchEnemy: Seems to be becoming this for Po.
* BigBad: Sort of. He's the most recurring villain in the show.
%%* TheBrute
* TheDreaded: Has such a reputation that even Tigress and Mantis are wary of him. Po, however, initially thinks that his supposed kung-fu technique of being able to tear someone in half without touching them would be cool... ''to watch.''
* GoKartingWithBowser: In "The Kung Fu Kid", Temutai is invited to the Peace Jubilee. While there are hostilities and fights, he and Po do gush together about their liking of the olive branch crowns, he has a nice time at the evening feast alongside everyone (except Po), and ultimately things end well overall.
%%* HairTriggerTemper
* LargeAndInCharge: He's easily twice the size of his guards.
%%* LargeHam / NoIndoorVoice
* LighterAndSofter: His appearances after the initial one, [[MoralEventHorizon in which he was going to enslave and eventually work the little princess Mei Li to death]], have consisted of humor, slapstick, a few PetTheDog moments, and showing he is NotSoDifferent from Po.
%%* MadeOfIron
* NotSoDifferent: From Po. Temutai's evil aside, he and Po have very similar personalities and interests. He also [[RunningGag has difficulty getting up all the steps to the Jade Palace]], and joins Po in gushing over [[NiceHat the olive branch crowns they both wear for the peace ceremony]], [[StrangeMindsThinkAlike even wearing it at the same jaunty angle]]. He also apologizes just as abashedly when their fight almost ruins the Peace Festival.
%%* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain
* RedEyesTakeWarning: A bit of FridgeBrilliance in that he's a BullSeeingRed.
%%* [[ScaryBlackMan Scary Black Water Buffalo]]
* WorfHadTheFlu: Temutai attempts to justify his first loss to Po by claiming he had a head cold. [[BadLiar He bungles his Bluff roll]].

!!Jing Mei
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/jingmei_344.jpg
->'''Voiced by:'''\\
Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson

Temutai's nephew, who he brought to the Peace Ceremony in order to participate in the children's kung-fu matches. He ended up losing to Peng. Has a sister, who is apparently much better at kung fu than he is.
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%%* ALoadOfBull
* BadassMustache: Averted. He's just an unskilled brute.
* DirtyCoward: Runs away instead of helping his uncle in his fight with Peng.
* GenerationXerox: Shares a voice actor with his uncle, and is as bright (read, not at all).
* ImprobableAge: Just look at him. Not only is Jing Mei the size of a small car, he's already sprouted facial hair.
* TheUnfavorite: Temutai really doesn't care much for him.
* TheUnseen: His sister, who's both larger and more skilled in kung fu than Jing Mei.

!!Taotie
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-->''"Well, I have news for you! Kung Fu is outdated and useless! With machinery comes power!"''

->'''Voiced by:'''\\
Wallace Shawn


A warthog who studied kung-fu under Master Oogway alongside Shifu. Together, the two of them created the Jade Palace's training hall. However, Taotie was still unable to improve his kung-fu, so he turned to machines to make up for his weaknesses, only for him to be cast out after unveiling his invention. Years later, he would manipulate Po, who had accidentally wrecked the training room, into helping him sneak into the Jade Palace so he could create a new machine and take his revenge.

Taotie appears regularly, usually attempting to gain vengeance on Shifu and assert the dominance of machines over kung-fu.
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* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Part of his motivation; Shifu, in this case.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: He's pretty LaughablyEvil, but he's still managed to be a serious threat due to his intelligence.
* BrainsEvilBrawnGood: The way his resentment towards kung-fu can look from the outside. [[spoiler: Cleverness and not sheer force are what leads to his defeat.]]
%%* FatBastard
%%* FullBoarAction
* EvilFormerFriend: To Shifu
%%* EvilLaugh
* EvilPlan: Demonstrating the superiority of machines over kung fun.
%%* GadgeteerGenius
* HumongousMecha: Created one during his backstory to make up for his lack of proficiency in kung-fu. Oogway and Shifu weren't all that thrilled about it. [[spoiler: He manipulates Po into letting him turn the Training Hall into a new one.]]
%%* InsufferableGenius
%%* MadScientist
* ManipulativeBastard: Each time he's appeared, he's done some pretty successful manipulating.
* TheNicknamer: Rather hilariously so in "Fluttering Finger Mindslip."
%%* RubeGoldbergHatesYourGuts
* RivalTurnedEvil: To Shifu.
* SimpleStaff: Carries around a shinai that actually has a bunch of blades hidden in it. [[spoiler: They also serve as propellers for a handy escape.]]
* WeakButSkilled: Tried to make up for his poor kung-fu with his skills in machinery.

!!Bian Zao
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-->''"Lame!''"

->'''Voiced by:'''\\
Simon Helberg


Taotie's apathetic, slacker son, who effectively serves as his henchman. He doesn't seem to care much for his dad's work, despite Taotie saying he's "learning the family business." Bian Zao appears regularly with his father.
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%%* DeadpanSnarker
* EmoTeen: He has shades of this, though he's really more just bored and apathetic.
%%* FullBoarAction
* FollowInMyFootsteps: Taotie says he's learning the family business. Bian Zao doesn't seem too thrilled about it.
%%* TheSlacker
* WellDoneSonGuy: Part of the reason he's always griping about things being "lame" is to cover his disappointment that his father is all consumed by revenge on the Jade Palace, and won't actually spend any quality time with him.

!!Jong Sung Jai Kai Chow
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->'''Voiced by:'''\\
Wayne Knight

Jong is a takin that rules over a land that does not abide trespassers. Fung tricked Po into helping him kidnap his son for ransom, and in response, Jong had Po arrested. Even when Fung returned his son and confessed, Jong was still going to hold them captive for their crime.
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* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: Anyone caught trespassing on his land will have their heads boiled with cabbage and their ear lobes stretched around their heads. [[spoiler: He chooses to employ more traditional methods on Po, however.]]
* TheMafia: His mode of dress, his VerbalTic (and overall mode of speech), and his CoolAndUnusualPunishment all suggest an ancient Chinese version of this. Possibly an attempt to reference the Tongs and Triads.
%%* OverlyLongName
%%* PapaWolf
* SeldomSeenSpecies: This is probably the first takin in a cartoon.
* VerbalTic: Tends to refer to others as "My friend", even when they're not. Including ''his own son.''

!!Hao Ming
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/haoming_5864.png
->'''Voiced by:'''\\
April Hong

Mantis's ex-fiance, who only took him back after he (falsely) claimed to be the Dragon Warrior. They were set to be married (again), when Mantis admitted the truth, and realized that Hao didn't deserve him.
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* GoldDigger: Only wanted to get back together with Mantis in order to enjoy the prestige of being the Dragon Warrior's wife.
%%* NewOldFlame
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: Has a bust-line, long eyelashes, eye shadow, and lipstick.

!!Dosu
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/dosu_5626.png
->'''Voiced by:'''\\
David Koechner

Hao's ex-boyfriend, who she dumped ''two hours'' before getting back together with Mantis. Dosu attempted to fight Mantis and get her back, only for Hao to continue to show disinterest in him.
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* DidNotGetTheGirl: Despite his attempts to win Hao back.
* LawOfChromaticSuperiority: Averted, he's no better than Mantis and ends up no better off.
* PaletteSwap: Other than being red-orange and different colored markings (and lack of one one on his abdomen), he looks just like Mantis.
%%* PintSizedPowerhouse
* {{Sidekick}}: Has one named Sai So, who provides whistling accompanyment for Dosu's entrances.

!!Tong Fo
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-->''"What a beautiful day... to be destroying the valley of peace!"''

->'''Voiced by:'''\\
Creator/JeffBennett


A loris incarcerated in Chorh-Gom Prison, who once attempted to destroy the Valley of Peace with the devastating Sacred War Hammer of Lei Lang, but switched it with a fake before being captured. In order to learn the location of the real hammer, Po went into the prison disguised as a criminal, only for Tong Fo use him to help him escape. Tong Fo was eventually stopped and recaptured.
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* BigEyesLittleEyes: The "small with large eyes" variation, though they do more to make him look more unsettling than cute.
%%* DropTheHammer
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: In "Mind Over Manners", it is shown that he deeply respected his grandfather, Tong Lo.
* ExpectingSomeoneTaller: When meeting him for the first time, Po looked around as if expecting someone much larger before finally looking down and noticing him.
* ForTheEvulz: Tong Fo doesn't seem to have any real motivation for wanting to destroy the Valley of Peace. This does not make him any less creepy.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Jeff Bennett voices him with an inflection that reminds one of ChristopherWalken.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: Though small, he is skilled enough to overpower both Shifu ''and'' Shirong.
%%* RedEyesTakeWarning
* SeldomSeenSpecies: How many times have there been lorises in cartoons?
* TheSociopath: His mannerisms, his voice, his admitted fondness for manipulating others, and his general lack of empathy or concern for the damage the hammer would cause give him shades of this, though he's naturally a LighterAndSofter version of this trope.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: After stealing the Shift Stone Po was using to disguise himself.

!!Fenghuang
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->'''Voiced by:'''\\
Wendie Malick

An owl who was once the most powerful member of the previous Furious Five, who consisted of Shifu, three others, and herself. As Fenghuang grew stronger, she fell to evil, and attempted to wrest control over the Jade Palace from Oogway. Oogway defeated her and attempted to imprison her in an owl-shaped cage, only for her to flee. Years later, she encountered Po and learned Oogway had passed and returned to gain her vengeance on Shifu. She attempted to turn Po to her side, only for him to trick her and seal her in the owl-shaped cage. She was later taken to Chorh-Gom prison which she escaped from multiple times. A chance encounter with Po led to her [[spoiler:gaining complete control of time]] and subsequently being banished to oblivion for disrupting the [[spoiler:time stream.]]
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* AffablyEvil: Not only does she banter playfully, act coquettish and genuinely offer to help train Po but she saves his life even before she knows who he is or how he can help her.
* BadAss: Not only one the most powerful and individually threatening antagonists in TV Series, but also the only character in the entire franchise to actually put a decent fight against Oogway in the flashback. Sure, she loses, but after a real battle, not an effortless [[CurbStompBattle curbstomp]].
** By the events of "A stitch in time" she has become powerful enough to easily curbstomp Po several times even ''before'' she [[spoiler:obtains the seeds of Shuyong.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: Established in her first line.
-->'''Po''' "You must be Fenghuang"
-->'''Fenghuang''' "Yes, and you must be 300 pounds."
* CardboardPrison: Her dialog during her intial appearance in "Stitch in time" implies that she has escaped and been recaptured enough by the Furious Five for everyone to treat her sudden appearance as completely normal.
* EvilFeelsGood: Makes this claim to Po, and by her mannerisms, seems to fully embrace it.
%%* EvilFormerFriend
* HeadTurnedBackwards: Naturally, given she's an owl.
* KnightOfCerebus: Her latest episode is probably the darkest of the series by quite a bit. First she murders [[spoiler:Shifu,]] then takes control of [[spoiler:time and casually erases the Furious Five from existence]] while taunting Po with the inevitability of his destruction. Ultimately she is [[spoiler:sentenced to an eternity in oblivion for her trouble, the darkest fate for a non-supernatural antagonist thus far.]]
* MeaningfulName: Fenghuang is taken from the legendary bird of the same name, which was the Chinese incarnation of the phoenix.
%%* RazorWings
* SecretArt: She's mastered all seven of the supposedly Impossible Moves.
** Taken up to eleven when she masters an additional 5 Impossible Moves that not even ''[[OldMaster Shifu]]'' knew existed.
%%** BlowYouAway
%%** PlayingWithFire
%%* TheSocialDarwinist
* VerbalTic: She tends to repeat words at the beginning of her sentences.
%%* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity

!!Master Chao
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->'''Voiced by:'''\\
James Sie

A monitor lizard and one of the xiaolin masters of the Sacred Onyx Council. He first appears to evaluate Shifu's qualifications as a master, and after Junjie manipulates Po, he removes Shifu and places Junjie in charge. Fortunately, he later arrived and overheard Junjie's machinations, and once the sinister fox was defeated, he re-installed Shifu as the master of the Jade Palace.

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%%* BarefootCartoonAnimal
%%* BigGood
* GenreSavvy: Played straight when he expects and catches one of Junjie's poison darts. [[spoiler: Averted, however, when he doesn't expect the dozen or so that hit him in the back.]]
%%* OldMaster
* InTheBack: A nonfatal version.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Chao at first seems to be defying this trope when he removes Shifu as master, but after all is said and done, he admits he learned something from Po and sets things right again.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Averted.

!!Master Junjie
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/junjie_3768.jpg
->'''Voiced by:'''\\
Creator/StephenRoot

One of the two xiaolin masters of the Sacred Onyx Council. After arriving to evaluate Shifu's qualifications as Master, he manipulates Po into getting Shifu dishonored and removed from his position as master of the Jade Palace. Once in charge, he throws out Po and the Furious Five, putting his five leopard underlings in their position. However, Po became wise to his schemes, and eventually, he was defeated and thrown into Chorh-Gom prison with his five servants. His next appearance, presumably after escaping, shows him impersonating the ghost of Oogway in order to sow discord within the Jade Palace.

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* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Shifu. Yes, another one.
%%* BatmanGambit
%%* BrainySpecs
* CunningLikeAFox
%%* DangerouslyGenreSavvy
* EvenEvilHasStandards: When Oogway's ghost [[spoiler: who is really Shifu in disguise]] he shows reverence towards his former master. Junjie may just be a coward. He did the same thing when he realized Chao was within earshot, and his voice shook both when addressing Oogway's ghost and Chao. Worth noting that he looked genuinely thrilled when he thought Oogway saw his ruthless pursuit of power as "passion for [his] goal".
* EvilCounterpart: To Shifu, both as a kung-fu master and in design. Also, he's a fox, to Shifu's red panda - a species of animal sometimes referred to as a fire''fox.''
* EvilFormerFriend: Shifu really is racking these up, isn't he?
* EvilLaugh: Which he interrupts once to praise the garlic chow mein.
* FallenHero: Was a master of Kung Fu under Oogway and one of Shifu's old friends, but has now become a power hungry ManipulativeBastard and one of Shifu and Po's worst enemies.
* KnightOfCerebus: Episodes where he's the antagonist have had a much darker tone and unlike most of the recurring villains, he ''isn't'' LaughablyEvil. He's DangerouslyGenreSavvy and on par with Shifu when it comes to martial arts.
* ManipulativeBastard
* MythologyGag: Junjie not only resembles an unused design for a fox civilian from ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'', he also appears similar to one of the early designs for Shifu, including a pair of spectacles that were included in said design.
* RightBehindMe: Rants about his plan and calls Chao a "doddering old fool"... only for him to show up right behind him.
** DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Averted, however, when he reveals he was prepared countermeasures for this... and then had ''more'' poison darts ready should those fail.
%%* TyrantTakesTheHelm

!!The Creepy Leopards
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->'''Voiced by:'''\\
???

A quintet of five snow leopards that serve Junjie. After Junjie takes over as Master of the Jade Palace, they replace Tigress and the others as the new Furious Five. However, they are ultimately defeated by the originals when they come to save Po and Shifu, and are later incarcerated with him in Chorh-Gom prison.
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* AmbiguousGender: See SamusIsAGirl below.
%%* CatsAreMean
%%* [[CreepyTwins Creepy Quintuplets]]
* [[TheDragon The Dragons]]: To Junjie.
* {{Expy}}: Of the Wu Sisters, complete with Wind and Fire Wheels.
* InformedAbility: They are supposedly trained in five kung fu styles, but their fighting styles look like one and the same, perhaps because their perfect teamwork and synchronized motions obscure their individual performances.
* SamusIsAGirl: One of them is apparently a girl. Judging for her high-pitched grunts, the female leopard is apparently the one who fights Monkey, averting the DesignatedGirlFight. This can vary depending on the dub.
* TheVoiceless: Other than grunts during battle, only one or two have ever spoken.

!!Peng
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kungfupandapeng_4687.jpg
->'''Voiced by:'''\\
Danny Cooksey

A young snow leopard on a journey. After visiting the Valley of Peace during the Peace Jubilee, his kung-fu talents were discovered after he won a match against Temutai's nephew. He was immediately invited into the Jade Palace, quickly becoming popular and earning Po's jealousy. In an effort to drive him away, Po lied to Peng, only for him to become angry and attempt to defeat Temutai in order to prove himself. Po later revealed the truth and apologized, leading to Peng giving up and apologizing himself. In the end, he returned to his journey. [[spoiler: He also reveals that he is the nephew of Tai Lung.]]
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* TheAce: A natural to everyone's amazement.
* BadassAdorable: So very much...
* TheBusCameBack: In season 2, episode 8, to be exact. [[spoiler: Only for him to leave for good at the end of the episode, thinking if he stays his inner darkness will take over and he'll become a second Tai Lung.]]
** [[spoiler: He comes back in Season 3 and leaves yet again. But this time, he's a lot more comfortable with learning kung fu and is off to open kung fu clubs around China]].
* CatsAreMean: Zig-zagged. He's friendly and kind at first, goes absolutely nuts when he thinks he's been rejected, and then cycles back around when the truth comes out. [[spoiler: He was furious when he found out Po killed his Uncle, then regretful when he found out Tai Lung was evil and Po had no choice. Then he got possessed by an evil amulet and nearly went Tai Lung on everyone, and then Po snapped him out of it, and then he decided he'd better leave for good.]]
* GenerationXerox: Played with. [[spoiler: Like Tai Lung, he appeared well adjusted, only to explode with anger when he found he was being rejected by the Jade Palace. However, once the truth came out, he did the exact opposite of his uncle and stood down. Only time will tell if Peng's destiny is to follow in his uncle's footsteps. He seems to think it's inevitable if he ever trains any further, and leaves the Jade Palace for good after his second visit.]]
** [[spoiler: Ultimately averted as the episode ''Kung Fu Club'' has him embracing kung fu again and wanting to teach others while still maintaining a heroic attitude]].
* KungFuKid: His first episode is even named this.
* LongLostRelative: To Tai Lung.
* PantheraAwesome: A snow leopard like his uncle.
* SuperStrongChild: Without a doubt. We see him send Po flying, and hard, when he kicks him (twice), and Temutai clearly and visibly has to struggle to hold back a much smaller Peng. In his second appearance, this is his reason for [[spoiler: leaving the Jade Palace for good. When an amulet possessed him and fed his anger over Tai Lung being evil, only Po was strong enough to stop him. Peng is terrified if next time, Po isn't around to do that, and gives up Kung Fu forever.]]

!!Song
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->'''Voiced by:'''\\
LaurenTom

A member of the "Ladies of the Shade", a dancing troupe of snow leopards which is in actuality a group of clever thieves. When their leader, Su, decides to trick Po into inviting them into the Jade Palace so that she can steal the Dragon Chalice, she chooses Song to worm her way into the Dragon Warrior's good graces to accomplish this task. However, things don't go quite as Su had planned...[[spoiler:even though they do get away with the chalice, when Po goes to recover it Song ends up changing sides and helping him escape.]] After Su is captured and sent to prison, Song takes over the Ladies of the Shade [[spoiler:and will be helping them all reform]].
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* BackToBackBadasses: Happens accidentally between her and Po during the Ladies' theft of the Dragon Chalice [[spoiler:and again in the Ladies' village after she changes sides and helps Po escape]].
* BecomingTheMask: The longer she's around Po and finds out what a friendly, cute, innocent fellow he is, the harder it becomes for Song to lie to and trick him.
* {{Expy}}: Like the rest of the ladies, her character model is based off of the Wu Sisters.
%%* HeelFaceTurn
* ImprobableWeaponUser: A parasol.
%%** ParasolOfPain[=/=]ParasolOfPrettiness
* ShipTease: With Po.
* SickeninglySweethearts: Downplayed, since her relationship with Po is genuinely sweet, but some of her exchanges with Po, particularly the "heart" drawing, could come across this way. (The infamous SpaghettiKiss lampshades this.)

!!Ke-pa
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kepa_1162.jpg
->''Behold... the'' real ''Dragon Warrior!''
-> '''Voiced by:'''\\
Creator/AlfredMolina

An ancient demon resembling a dragon who wreaked havoc on all of China until he was defeated and trapped in the guise of a pig.
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* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Is the leader of the Demons, and the most powerful.
* BigBad: Of the one hour special 'Enter The Dragon'.
* TheDreaded: Po is about the only one who wasn't afraid of him, and that's only because of Po's SuicidalOverconfidence at the time. Even ''Shifu'' is afraid of him because '''Oogway''' almost was defeated by him. Of course exhausted at the end and he did gain a boost from the peach tree. The very fact that Ka Pa came so close to winning kept people fearing to deal face him.
* FamousLastWords: [[spoiler: No... This can't happen! You're a worm! An ant! ''A mortal!'']]
* FauxAffablyEvil: It only serves to make him more menacing.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: His dialogue and rantings suggests that his regards towards the Underworld demons who serve him are more than as just mere cannon fodder, constantly referring to them as his brethren and even family. His {{Villainous Breakdown}} at the end suggests equal parts rage for failing to devastate the Valley of Peace and devastation at his minions' resealing.
* HeroKiller: There's ''very'' good reason that Shifu is so fearful of him. [[spoiler:He manages to temporarily kill ''Po'']]
* KilledOffForReal: Is obliterated by Po [[spoiler:firing a massive blast of his Hero's Chi directly down his throat.]]
* KnightOfCerebus: Manages to destroy the Jade Palace, burns half the village to the ground, and [[spoiler:temporarily ''kills'' Po.]]
* OneWingedAngel: When the peach tree dies, breaking his seal and setting him free.
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: Is the king of the demons, but looks like a [[OurDragonsAreDifferent massive dragon.]]
* SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan: The peach tree's power trapped him inside the form of a pig, until it dies.
* ThisCannotBe: His reaction to [[spoiler:Po managing to summon his Heroes Chi.]]
* VillainousBreakdown: When [[spoiler:Po seals the demons back into their prison]], [[UnstoppableRage he goes completely berserk.]]

!!Fu-xi
->'''Voiced by:'''\\
Creator/DwightSchultz

A once noble and brave cobra who defended the land from evil-doers. He later turned renegade when he and his clan were betrayed and persecuted by others out of paranoia and hatred.
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* AffablyEvil: Hatred towards non-snakes aside, Fu-xi was willing to defend Viper from a group of paranoid villagers and treats her like how a teacher treats a promising student when she pretends to join his side, even calling her "Little Sister". He even wished for her to rule the world by his side.
* EmotionBomb: Was planning to use his fear-inducing venom, already enhanced with Mu-tong root to make the effects permanent, to plunge the valley into madness and chaos by pouring it into the water supply.
* EmotionControl: His venom fills his victims with temporary mind-numbing fear.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: The main catalyst for his {{Face Heel Turn}}.
* FaceHeelTurn: Turned renegade after his kind were betrayed by the "Two-leggers".
* FantasticRacism: Has a violent hatred towards all "Two-leggers" as a result of him and his family being persecuted by the same people they swore to protect out of fear of their abilities.
* FreudianExcuse: Viciously racist towards all "Two-leggers" due to discrimination and hatred towards him and his kind after bravely defending China.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: According to Viper, Fu-xi was a descendent of the dragon gods.
* [[ReptilesAreAbhorrent Snakes Are Abhorrent]]: Doubly subverted. Fu-xi was once a brave and noble warrior who defended China against all threats. However, when he and his kind were hunted down and killed by those they swore to protect out of fear, he develops a violent hatred towards all two-legged oppressors and believes the only way to defend snakes from further violence is by infecting the valley with his fear-induced venom and plunge it into chaos so that he and his kind can take control and rule China.
* RoaringRampageofRevenge: Wants to plunge China into permanent fear and madness in retaliation for persecution by "Two-leggers" against snakes.
* ThenLetMeBeEvil: After being betrayed after defending China, he became hateful towards all "Two-leggers."
* VisionaryVillain: Wants to restore justice, freedom and peace throughout the land for all snake kind by driving all non-snake kind insane with fear.

!!Mugan
-> '''Voiced by:'''\\
Creator/AprilWinchell

A goldfish as well as a strict Kung Fu Master who temporarily tutored Tigress in the episode [[ADayInTheLimelight "A Tigress Tale"]].
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* {{Badass}}: Mugan more than makes up for her arrogance by being an extremely powerful Kung Fu Master. Despite being a goldfish in a tank, her precision allows her to land cuts and blows to opponents with more strength and power than herself, such as Tigress and Po. Being a goldfish, her enemies also have a harder time trying to get a good hold on her. She probably would have defeated them if not for her former student turning on her at the right time by toppling the pillars holding her water bowls in her Kung Fu Dojo, giving her less room to fight until they trapped her under her central tank.
* ControlFreak: Is absolutely under the belief that Kung Fu must always be done with the greatest precision.
* TheDogBitesBack: After suffering years of abuse with nothing to repay for his efforts but to be another one of her servants, Mugan's previous student Wu Yong finally stands up to his Kung Fu Master by knocking down the pillars holding the water bowls she uses to gain an edge against Tigress and Po. After being contained, he finally gains the courage to call her a big jerk in her face.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: Not from her but towards those she trains. Due to her obsession with discipline, she rarely (if ever) offers any compliments, praise, or positive critique. When Tigress demonstrated her Kung Fu for her, she calls her a powerful warrior. When Tigress was about to thank her for the acknowledgement of her abilities, Mugan quickly tells her that is was not a compliment. No matter how hard Tigress trained, she could never impress her. Most of her comments was for her students to push even further towards perfection until they are "broken" (as what happened to her other student, Wu Yong).
* KillerRabbit: She's a goldfish. A goldfish who also happens to be an unbelievably strict lethal Kung Fu Master that trains those under her tutelage until they're broken.
* LackOfEmpathy: Forced her previous student, Wu Yong, to focus on nothing but Kung Fu until his body broke under the strain (even during the training montage that focused up to that point she still continued to wear her signature haughty frown). She even has her servants carry the water tank she inhabited away from his broken body, completely indifferent to his plight. Afterward, he becomes another one of her servants.
* ThePerfectionist: Absolutely obsessed with discipline in Kung Fu, to the point that she will not even offer one bit of praise or encouragement to her students under her tutelage no matter how hard they train to please her (which is never).
* {{Sadist}}: Strongly implied to be another reason why she is so harsh towards her students. When Tigress learns just how abusive a master she is from her previous student and tries to leave, Mugan locks her up in her training quarters and threatens right in her face that she will break her.
* TrainingFromHell: Made her previous student train under her for years until he injured his leg trying to do pushups while carrying her on his back, leaving him too crippled to ever do any Kung Fu again.
* TheSvengali: Treats the students she tutors as possessions whose spirits and body need to be broken, not even having the decency to acknowledge or praise them when they try their hardest to meet her expectations.

!!Mei Ling the Rogue
->'''Voiced by:'''\\
Susanne Blakeslee

A kind, yet crafty fox who used to date Shifu years ago. However, Shifu learned she used her kung fu skills to steal, he broke up with her.
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* FreakyFridayFlip: How she tries to steal the Imperial Jewels by using the Five and Po.
* InterspeciesRomance: With Shifu.
* LoveAtFirstPunch: How she and Shifu began their relationship.
%%* SupernaturalGoldEyes
* StarCrossedLovers: Shifu is an honor-bound master and Mei Ling is a crafty and ambitious thief. Both are attracted to the other despite their differences.

!!Shirong
->'''Voiced by:'''\\
Creator/MalcolmMcDowell

Shifu's estranged father and a skilled thief. Years ago, he took his son to the Jade Palace and told him to wait for him there while he went out. However, he never returned and Shifu was taken in by Oogway. Centuries later, he returned in search of his son and money.
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* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Even though he held things against his father, Shifu still went out to rescue him. Some with his father. Despite his questionable morals, he has enough love in his heart to rescue his son.
* DisappearedDad: As mentioned before, he left his son to find some treasure. [[spoiler:However, he reveals that he left him there on purpose because he wanted what was best for his son.]]
* WhiteAndGreyMorality: He knows what is right and wrong and he will do either to get what he wants. He will use one of his son's students to get money, but he won't sell out his own son.

!!Master Yao
->'''voiced by:'''
Paul Rugg

An old master who spends every moment in a box sadan chair pondering kung fu, he is a wise and eccentric figure who is capable of performing feats that seem to be magic such as {{flight}} and [[TimeStandsStill freezing time]].
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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* EccentricMentor: Acts as this from time to time, having done so both for Po and Tigress.
* EnlightenmentSuperpowers
%%* Old Master
* SeldomSeenSpecies: A blackbuck antelope.
* SupernaturalMartialArts: With the Five Mystic Kung Fu Secrets
** {{Flight}}: With the Wings of Light.
** ShockAndAwe: With Jian's Tempest.
** SuperStrength: With the Iron Heart, he can increase his strength 1,000-fold.
** TimeStandsStill: With the Clap of Stillness.

!!Kira
->'''voiced by:'''
Tohoru Masamoto

A renegade samurai clam from Japan who sought to take over the nation. He comes to China in order to build an army with stolen gold in the episode "The Way of the Prawn".
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* {{Badass}}: Despite his small size and lack of conventional extremities, he can perform awesome feats of agility by hoping and rebounding lighting-fast around the battlefield to use his body as a bullet. He also can grapple with the edges of his shell to throw his enemies away. Po learns this the harder way when he tries to fight him and gets trashed without landing a strike.
* EverythingsBetterwithSamurai: Even if they are invertebrate samurai.
* {{Hammerspace}}: The only way he can pull gold coins and a katana several times longer than himself from his shell.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: Strong enough to grab Po with his siphon and throw him overhead.
* PressurePoint: He hits a ''kyusho'' or pressure point in Po's stomach to incapacitate him.
* {{Ronin}}: Was expelled from his clan.
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: His fighting style is Jujutsu, which proves to be a difficult match for the Kung Fu-accustomed Po and his allies.

!!Yijiro
->'''voiced by:'''
Matthew Moy

A samurai prawn from Japan's Ishida clan, who comes to China chasing Kira.

* {{Badass}}: He demonstrates his badassery by easily overpowering an skeptical Po, which attracts Tigress's admiration.
* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:Just apparently.]]
* EverythingsBetterwithSamurai
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Carries a katana roughly of his size in his hakama's belt.
* MartialArtsHeadband: Sports one when training Po and Tigress.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: He is a prawn, but has enough strenght to hammerlock a panda.
* ShipTease: With Tigress. Yes, ''Tigress''.
* SingleStrokeBattle: At the end, he defeats Kira in their swordfight when he neatly slices his shell ligament apart with a single strike.
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: Like Kira, his style is Jujutsu.

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[[folder:Other]]
!!Mei Ling
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->'''Voiced by:'''\\
Stephanie Lemelin

A kind young kung fu student who supported Crane in his path to becoming a kung fu master. Appears in ''Secrets of the Furious Five,'' in Crane's story.
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* TheAce
-->'''Po:''' ''(narrating)'' "The best of the best [at the academy] was Mei Ling. She was a total knockout!"
* ActionGirl: And she's better then all the other (male) students in the short.
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: The Masculine Girl to Crane's Feminine Boy.
* NiceGirl / [[NiceToTheWaiter Nice To The Janitor]]: In fact, she's the only one who is nice to Crane at the kung fu school he works at.
* PantheraAwesome: She's an Asian golden cat who uses speed and agility to defeat ''rhinos''.
* ShipTease: With Crane.
* SleevesAreForWimps: Doesn't wear sleeves.
* TheMentor: A psychological example. She doesn't teach Crane combat, but she encourages him to train and unlock his inner potential.
-->'''Mei Ling:''' You should try out for the school.
-->'''Crane:''' ''(laughs awkwardly)'' No, that's...craziness...talking. No.
-->'''Mei Ling:''' ''(smiles, walks away)'' Well, you'll never know unless you try.
-->''(Cut to Crane training)''

!!Wo Hop
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->'''Voiced by:'''\\
Jack [=McBrayer=]

A rabbit chef who was accidentally dishonored by Po and tried (and failed) to commit suicide because of it. First appeared in the Holiday Special.
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* DumbassHasAPoint: Gave Po the idea to use Kung Fu to get the winter feast preparations done...although not intentionally.
* HonourBeforeReason: His first response to his cooking skills being dishonored is to try and kill Po. His second response is to attempt suicide. ''Repeatedly''.
* SuicideAsComedy: In an effort to reclaim his honor no less. Possible ShoutOut to ''Literature/TheBookOfBunnySuicides''. He stops when Po restores his honor.

!!The Wu Sisters
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->'''Voiced by:'''\\
Creator/SumaleeMontano

Su, Wing, and Wan Wu form a trio of infamously deadly criminals. First appearing in the ''Kung Fu Panda'' video game, the sisters were conceptualized as characters for the first film, but were ultimately left out. They make their canon debut in ''Secrets of the Masters''.
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* AbsurdlySharpClaws: Sharp enough to cut straight through stone.
* BigBad: Of ''Secrets of the Masters''.
* CatsAreMean: Evil, in fact.
* CombinationAttack: They can tie themselves together by their tails to perform a spinning vortex attack.
* DarkActionGirl: All of them, but especially Su.
* EarNotch: Su has one in her left ear.
* FingerlessGloves: Their claws make this a necessity.
* ObviouslyEvil: They dress in dark black/grey outfits, live in a volcano fortress, and their leader has MismatchedEyes and a hole in her ear. Enough said.
* RedRightHand: Su's MismatchedEyes, one blue and one yellow.
* SiblingsInCrime: They're mercenaries for hire with at least one attempt at conquering China.
* SleevesAreForWimps: They don't wear sleeves.
* TalkingToYourself: All three sisters share the same voice actor.
* TheDreaded: Po describes them as "the most feared and notorious villains who ever terrorized China" and even ''Oogway'' considers them a serious threat.
* TheSyndicate: The sisters try to form one by [[spoiler: bringing all of China's gangs together.]]
* WeCanRuleTogether: Su tries to pull one of these [[spoiler: on the leaders of China's gangs.]]
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