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The characters of Disney's ''Mulan'' films.

!!Main Characters

[[folder:Fa Mulan]]

-->"When will my reflection show who I am inside?"

A flighty young woman who is the daughter of a retired soldier, and the black sheep of her ancestors. When her father is enlisted for an oncoming war, she secretly takes his place in the field of battle under the command of young captain Li Shang as they train in preparations against the Huns and warlord Shan Yu.

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MingNaWen (speaking), Lea Salonga (singing)
* ActionGirl: The first chronological example in the line (that occurs within her own movie), she's also the most action-y of the girls, having saved China. She also has the highest canonical on-screen kill count of ''any'' Disney character. She finishes off an army of fifty thousand Hun nomads with the help of a cannon and a mountain full of snow.
* {{Adorkable}}: Mulan is a clumsy, awkward duck with high intelligence who tried (and fails) to fit in.
* AnimeChineseGirl: Averted on the ''anime'' part because this story takes place entirely in China before the Manchurian stuff (i.e. cheongsams). However, she does learn martial arts in the army.
* AttractiveBentGender: During the marching scene, a pair of nameless girls giggle in her direction.
* AwesomeMomentOfCrowning: When the Emperor gifts her with his dragon pendant and Shan-Yu's sword.
* BadassAdorable: Saves China through her martial prowess, as well as topping her platoon in fitness, agility and skill. She also does all her badass feats while remaining her feminine side and dorky, adorable qualities.
* BadassPrincess: In her movie, no, but since she is part of the Disney Princess line-up.
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: She ''always'' looks amazing---aside from when disguised as a man, of course.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Such a friendly and family loyal girl and this is why she joined the army.
* {{Bifauxnen}}: The other soldiers comment what a handsome young boy she makes, and much to Mulan's embarrassment receives some flirtatious looks from women.
* BirdsOfAFeather: Opposing personalities notwithstanding, Mulan and Shang bond over their struggle to be good soldiers (shown when Mulan comforts Shang after Chi Fu antagonizes him for being a poor captain) and their desire to help their fathers.
* ButtMonkey: Until she TookALevelInBadass, she is the butt of jokes and embarrassment. She's humiliated in front of her family, bullied by the other soldiers (especially Ling and Yao, who later become two of her closest friends), and suffers ''a lot'' of [[SlapstickKnowsNoGender slapstick]] and AmusingInjuries.
* CassandraTruth: After she sees Shan Yu survive the avalanche, she tries to warn Shang of it, but no one believes her... until Shan Yu shows up with his army and personally takes the Emperor hostage right in front of everybody.
* CharacterDevelopment: Mulan becomes more assertive and confident as the movie progresses.
* CharacterTic: Plays with her hair after her early-movie humiliation.
* CoolSword: Her father's has a dragon face on the hilt. [[spoiler: Interestingly enough, she only uses it to cut Khan's harness to save him from an exploding cart. Instead, she improvises with other weapons, such as Shan Yu's cool sword.]]
* CuteClumsyGirl: Drops her father's teapot in her opening scene and later spills a cup of tea on the matchmaker, with [[DisasterDominoes predictable consequences.]] Her military training makes her vastly more coordinated.
* DaddysGirl: She initially joins the army because she loves her father and believes that he will die if he returns to the battlefield.
* DeliberateValuesDissonance: In the matchmaker sequence, she's more concerned about bringing honor to her family than someone else making the decision of who she marries, and dutifully goes along with it despite being awkward in the role of a proper bride to be. Subverted in the sequel, where Mulan objects to the impending arranged marriages of the princesses.
* {{Determinator}}: Never throws in the towel, no matter how dire her circumstances get. Though she comes close after her secret is discovered and she is abandoned in disgrace by the army, she rallies out of her self-doubt and back into action the very second she realizes that the Huns still pose a threat.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: Zigzagged. Mulan has to prove herself numerous times to some of the characters before they'll respect her, such as Li-Shang. Chi Fu however, remains an UngratefulBastard towards her the entire time, even after she's saved his life repeatedly.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: She goes through a hell of a lot in the army, survives a brutal boot camp, is injured, and coming face to face with huns, she looks into the mirror and "sees someone worthwhile". [[spoiler: Her dad says that someone has been there all along.]]
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Mulan shows she is resourceful and clever by making a way for her dog to feed the chickens so she has time to get change. Also, she is shown resorting to cheating and shows a lack of grace, even before meeting the matchmaker, suggesting that a quiet married life will not properly fulfill her destiny.
* FemininityFailure: She screws up the traditionally feminine "matchmaker" process. To be fair, the cricket shares partial responsibility.
* FireForgedFriends: With Yao, Ling, and Chien-Po (though Chien-Po less so, considering he didn't start out vitriolic). The first two played pranks on "Ping" during the training montage, but they eventually gained respect for "Ping" (demonstrated with Yao gladly handing "Ping" "his" Bo Staff at the end of the montage, as opposed to tripping "him" like in the beginning).
* FlowerInHerHair: The comb in her hair has a flower decoration.
* FlowerMotif: Her name means "wood flower," which is used by [[GoodParents multiple]] [[CoolOldGuy characters]] and deliberately invoked in her HairDecoration.
* {{Folk Hero}}ine: For China in RealLife. There's a ballad called 'Ode to Mulan' and a large number of regions say 'Mulan was born here'. She demonstrates a model of ''filial piety''.
* FragileSpeedster: Stands no chance against Shan Yu in a straight fight, but manages to win through a combination of speed and guile.
* FriendToAllChildren: Proven during "Lesson Number One" in the sequel, and her defense of the little girl the other boys were picking on.
* GirlyBruiser: Despite disguising as a man for most of her movie, Mulan doesn't come anywhere close to renouncing her femininity, wearing dresses in her downtime and being ecstatic about getting married.
* GuileHeroine: While she achieves a degree of martial skill, her greatest achievements are by her wits. For example, using the canon to [[spoiler: trigger an avalanche and wipe out the entire army instead of Shan Yu.]]
* HairDecorations: The lotus comb that symbolizes her feminine roles, which she puts in place of the draft letter her father was given, and later returned to her when after she saves China with her sword and medal.
* HeartbrokenBadass: First in the sense of just how much she's let her family down [[spoiler: when her SweetPollyOliver disguise fails]], and then in the sequel after [[spoiler: Shang's HeroicSacrifice leaves her thinking he's dead. [[DisneyDeath For awhile]].]]
* HeroesLoveDogs: She has a puppy named Little Brother for a pet.
* HumbleHeroine: When she's offered the honorable position as a member of the emperor's council, Mulan declines and says that she just wants to go home.
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: "I did it to save my father! It was the only way!"
* IdiotBall: A minor one, but the matchmaker probably wouldn't have been set on fire if Mulan hadn't ''fanned her butt while it was still smoldering from landing on hot coals.''
* ImportantHaircut: Cuts off half of her hair to tie into a topknot to disguise herself as a soldier.
* InNameOnly: The only Franchise/DisneyPrincess to not actually be a princess.
* JeanneDArchetype: She has a lot of the elements, being devoted to her country and posing as a man to join the army, despite being based on a ''Chinese'' legend a thousand years older.
* JourneyToFindOneself: Happens along the way, but she initially leaves to save her father.
* KickingAssInAllHerFinery: In the climactic battle, she ditches the armor in favor of more traditionally feminine Chinese attire due to disguising herself as a concubine, and ''then'' defeats Shan-Yu and saves China. Bonus points for using her attire in the fight. Fan defeats sword!
* MaybeEverAfter: With Shang, at the end of the first movie. [[spoiler:They're HappilyMarried by the end of the sequel.]]
* NiceGirl: She is loyal to her family and friendly to the other soldiers. Bonding through gruffness didn't work for her.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Based on the actress Gong Li, as well as the original Hua Mulan from the legend.
* OfficialCouple: Shang becomes her husand in the sequel.
* OneOfTheBoys: By being [[TheSmurfettePrinciple the only woman]] in the army, and pretending to be a man.
* OneWomanArmy: Single-handedly wiped out an entire army with some quick thinking and a well-aimed rocket.
* OppositesAttract: The rule-breaking, free-spirit Mulan fell in love with the rule-abiding, no-nonsense Shang.
* PinkMeansFeminine: Her matchmaker dress, in contrast to the more subdued green-ish dress that she prefers later.
* PlatonicLifePartners: with Yao, Ling, Chien-Po, them being her closest allies in the army outside Shang.
* ProtagonistTitle: '''Mulan.'''
* TheQuietOne: Mulan tends to be the least talkative person in a room. Notably, she's only ever chatty when she's around non-talking animals, like Little Brother and Kahn. When talkers like Mushu, her family, or the other soldiers are around, she tends to listen ''far'' more often than she speaks.
* {{Sarashi}}: And yes, it's [[GenderReveal relevant]].
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: For reason for going to war.
* SheCleansUpNicely: Not that she wasn't good-looking before, but she looks really nice in her matchmaker ceremony dress. On an unkinder note, the matchmaker says that looking like a bride is the only attribute she has.
* ShipperOnDeck: In the sequel, Mulan immediately shouted with joy when she discovered that the princesses truly loved Ling, Yao, and Chien-Po.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Mulan falls for the brave, honorable, and dedicated Shang.
* SlapstickKnowsNoGender: Notably though, most of it happens while she's disguised as a man.
* SmartPeoplePlayChess: Mulan makes a successful move on a xiangqi (aka Chinese chess) board belonging to two old men during the Matchmaker scene after contemplating for only a moment.
* SpiritedYoungLady: She's very adventurous and brave.
* StealthPun: As a soldier she goes by the name "Ping," which in Mandarin Chinese means "peace."
* SweetPollyOliver: Probably the most famous example, Mulan impersonates a son to her father to take his place in the war.
* TechnicalPacifist: Very technical, since she's a soldier who kills people on purpose. Still, with the BigBad right in front of her, Mulan uses the sword she's holding for every purpose but the one it was built for.
* ThouShaltNotKill: Surprisingly averted for a Disney hero. In fact, Mulan currently holds ''the highest kill count out of any single Disney character''.
--> '''NostalgiaChick''': Mulan. The only Disney Princess with a body count...in the thousands.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Tomboy to the princesses' Girly Girls in the sequel because she's still a soldier.
* TomboyPrincess: In her movie, no, but she is this compared to the rest of the Disney Princess line-up.
* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak: She tries to be an ideal bride to bring her family honor and the sequel shows that she wears dresses when she's not working or training. She does, however, have some feminine qualities, such as her calm, caring, dutiful demeanor.tensifies her decision to impersonate a son. Later, once she's saved China, her father says:
-->'''Fa Zao:''' The greatest gift and honor is having you for a daughter.
* TookALevelInBadass: Justified; it ''is'' in boot camp, though her improvement to being equal to or perhaps even more skilled than [[FourStarBadass Shang]] really stands out.
* UnfortunateName: While her alias, Fa Ping, doesn't sound too bad to a Chinese ear, it sounds [[FreudWasRight oddly suspect]] to an English ear.
* WellDoneDaughterGirl: Mulan just wants to make her family proud. She just can't do it as a girl.
* YamatoNadeshiko: [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]]. She tries to be a completely straight version in the beginning, which only ends in disaster, but she does have more traits of it than at first glance. While she's not as ladylike as the traditional YN, she fits [[SilkHidingSteel the "core of steel"]] and "devotion to her family" parts '''perfectly''' - after all, the reason why she went to war as a {{Bifauxnen}} was not to get glory or escape her family situation, but to save her aging father from death as a conscript. (Interestingly, the former idea was actually originally meant to be one of her motives.)
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Most people would think she's at least eighteen, probably in her early twenties.. Nope, she's sixteen.

-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/EddieMurphy

->"''My little baby, off to destroy people.''"

A small dragon who is Mulan's companion. He was once a guardian spirit of Mulan's family, but he has been demoted to the supposedly humiliating position of an incense burner and gong-ringer for the deceased Fa ancestors ever since he failed to protect a family member. He hopes to make Mulan a hero in order to become a guardian spirit again.
* AesopAmnesia: In the first movie, Mushu laments that he took on the mission for his own sake. What does he do in the second? [[spoiler: Try to sabotage Mulan's engagement for his own sake.]]
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: The Ancestors like picking on Mushu and show nothing but respect to the other guardians. This is not because of some trait that he can't help (as in the straight version) but because it was his fault Fa Deng ''lost his head''. It's hard ''[[JustifiedTrope not]]'' to blame them.
* BadassMustache: Like a traditional Chinese dragon.
* BigShadowLittleCreature: Invokes this when to intimidate Mulan at their meeting.
* CharacterDevelopment: He has quite a bit throughout the first film, but loses it in the second.
* DeadPersonImpersonation: Pretends to be The Great Stone Dragon so he can help Mulan.
* {{Deuteragonist}}: In both of the movies.
* FairyCompanion: Allowing for cultural differences, he might count as this.
* FieryRedhead: Literal on the "fiery" part and technically red-scaled.
* HouseFey: Mushu ''used to be'' a GuardianEntity for the Fa family but now he's been demoted to servant. In this case, it's for the family rather then the building it lives in.
* HypocriticalHumor: Is quickly forgiven for lying about being Mulan's guardian, but is shocked that Cri-Kee lied about being lucky.
* IncomingHam: '''"I LIIIIIIIVE!"'''
* ItsAllAboutMe: The only reason he went to help Mulan because he thought doing so would make him a guardian again. It gets worst in the sequel, when he was willing to sabotage Mulan and Shang's relationship to save his guardian position. As such, it's his main FatalFlaw.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: His original intentions in the first film are to obtain a high position among the guardians. Over the course of it, he becomes protective and supportive of Mulan. In the sequel he's more of a straight-up {{Jerkass}} for most of the film, only redeeming himself at the end.
* LargeHam: "Who am I? ''WHO AM I?'' I am the guardian of lost souls, the powerful, the pleasurable, the indestructible Mushu!"
* LawOfChromaticSuperiority: Averted. While his skin is red he is the lowest of the Fa family's familiars and in terms of the story he's a Sidekick.
* TheLoad: In-universe, the ancestors see Mushu as barely competent enough to ring a gong. Mulan herself often seems to see him as not helping her, although she obviously appreciates him.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Some of his actions serve to make things harder for Mulan, such as when he accidentally sets off a firework on the mountainside, inadvertently signaling their presence to the Hun Army.
* NonHumanSidekick: A dragon for Mulan.
* OffModel: A special variant. In the scene where he and Mulan along with Shang, Cri-Kee, and Khan are being pulled to safety by Chien-Po, the tip of his tail is purple instead of red. That was actually put in on purpose for the one animator who wanted him to have a purple tail instead of a red one.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: He is a 'travel size' dragon while the Great Stone Dragon is as big as a horse and less serpentine.
* PapaWolf: In spite of his selfishness, he grows to truly care for Mulan and does whatever he can to protect her.
* PaperThinDisguise: Somehow, he manages to convince the Ancestors, and then, ''all of China'', that he's a powerful entity.
* PlayingWithFire: He can breath fire.
* PluckyComicRelief: His most frequent contribution is sarcasm and making Hilarity Ensue.
* RedIsHeroic: Has red scales and is one of the good guys.
* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Cri-Kee's Blue because he's louder and more aggressive and excitable.
* RelationshipSabotage: In the sequel, he ''really'' doesn't want Mulan and Shang to marry and tries to break off their engagement.
* ReligiousAndMythologicalThemeNaming: Despite being a tiny Chinese dragon, he's named after [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mušḫuššu a red-scaled Babylonian dragon]].
* ServileSnarker: Doesn't have a problem showing his bosses, The Ancestors, his snarky side.
* ShieldSurf: During the avalanche with a stolen Hun shield.
* SnarkyNonHumanSidekick: A sarcastic, wise-cracking dragon for Mulan.
* SoulBrotha: Roger Ebert refers to him as the Black Guy in medieval China.
* SpannerInTheWorks: If it wasn't for his intervention and faking the report that backup was needed, the Huns would've succeeded in their takeover.
* SpeaksFluentAnimal: He can understand and translate both Cri-Kee and Khan.
* TalkingAnimal: Unlike Cri-Kee and Khan, he can talk. This is likely because, unlike them, he's a supernatural creature.
* TokenEvilTeammate: In the sequel, where he's kind of an antagonist and he starts most of the trouble for Mulan and Shang.
* TookALevelInJerkass: In the sequel his ego becomes bigger than the Great Wall and he tries to sabotage Mulan's marriage.
* TheTrickster: His attempts to help Mulan during Boot Camp amount to trickery (putting a tomato on her arrow during an archery excercise and finding a fish for her during a fishing excercise).

-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/FrankWelker

->"''Chirp, chirp, chirp''"

A "lucky" cricket who follows Mushu and Mulan.
* AmplifiedAnimalAptitude: Is incredibly smart. It can write (by working as a typewriter including sounds, no less).
* ArtisticLicenseBiology: It has four legs, chirps with it's mouth instead of his wings, and uses the matchmaker's cup as a bathtub.
* TheAtoner: It's implied that part of the reason he follows Mulan around and helps Mushu help her is out of guilt for sabotaging her visit to the Matchmaker. When Mulan first releases him into the wild he's ready to go until he hears her singing sadly about being a failure, looks extremely sad, then seems to dedicate his life to watching over her.
* BeleagueredAssistant: To Mushu both in his [[LargeHam theatrics]] and general trickery.
* BornLucky: Zig-zagged. He was purchased by Grandma Fa for luck, but he causes disaster for Mulan during her meeting with the Matchmaker. He then helps Mushu help Mulan when she joins the army, which also causes a lot of problems. However, Mulan eventually flourishes in the army and successfully defeats the Huns, and then both Cri-Kee and she survive the avalanche and later fireworks. Lampshaded by Mushu.
-->'''Mushu:''' ''(after saving Cri-Kee from the avalanche)'' Man, you are one lucky bug.
* ButtMonkey: He has his moments, mostly in ''Mulan II.'' When he desperately tries to stop Mushu from ruining Shang and Mulan's relationship, only to get effortlessly smacked away.
* TheConscience: To Mushu, especially in the sequel. He ''tries'' to act as Mushu's voice of reason and stop his selfish schemes, but he fails.
* FourLeggedInsect: See ArtisticLicenseBiology.
* IntelligibleUnintelligible
-->'''Cri-Kee:''' ''(chirping noises)''\\
'''Mushu:''' What do you mean, a loser?
* MundaneUtility: Mushu uses it for Mulan's alarm clock.
* NonHumanSidekick: Serves as one to Mulan and Mushu, and does stuff for him like [[SpannerInTheWorks forging the letter to Shang]] and giving it the idea of making Mulan a warrior.
* PluckyComicRelief: Less so than Mushu, however.
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Mushu's Red, because he's calmer and and more polite.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: There are only a few cartoons that have drawn a cricket this cute.
* SmallAnnoyingCreature: At least to Mushu when Cri-Kee tries to get the dragon to do the right thing.
* UnluckilyLucky: Seems to be his shtick.

[[folder:Fa Khan]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Frank Welker

Mulan's horse.
* AmplifiedAnimalAptitude: He's smart enough to be Mulan's SecretKeeper.
* CoolHorse: A black stallion.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Has black fur, but is one of the good guys.
* FlatCharacter: Of the three animal sidekicks that Mulan has, he is by far the most animal-like and OutOfFocus, to the point that most viewers will probably forget about him.
* HypercompetentSidekick: He is the most capable of Mulan's animal sidekicks without screwing things up. He even braves rushing into an oncoming snow avalanche in order to save her, while every other character (understandably) runs away from it.
* IntelligibleUnintelligible: Only Mushu can understand him.
-->(''Khan whinnies'')\\
'''Mushu:''' What d'you mean the troops just left?
* MadeOfIron: He survives a massive ''avalanche'' that hit him head-on and then rode to the Imperial City at a dead sprint.
* NonHumanSidekick: Mulan's warhorse.
* PapaWolf: Wherever Mulan goes, Khan will be right there with her, even if it's into an avalanche.
* SilentSnarker: One can interpret by looking at Khan that he's likely silently snarking up a storm.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Mulan. Justified as RealLife horses have been known to go to great lengths to save their humans, often times at the cost of their own lives. This isn't seen very often, but when a horse develops a bond with a human, there is ''nothing'' on heaven or earth that will keep them apart.

[[folder:Captain Li Shang]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/BDWong (speaking), Donny Osmond (singing)

->"''I'll make a man out of you!''"

A Chinese Army captain and the son of General Li, the head of the Chinese Army.
* {{Adorkable}}:
** Despite his masculinity, he has his moments such as the bashful "you fight good" line.
** His daydreaming about being "Captain Li Shang, leader of China's finest troops-- no, the ''greatest troops of all time''!"
** His interaction with Mulan after defeating Shan-Yu has him stammering and not knowing what to say to her.
** His borderline fawning when his father promotes him to Captain.
* AmazonChaser: He compliments Mulan by saying "you fight good".
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: No matter what Chi-Fu says, this guy has got the skills to back up his rank.
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* BadassCape: Because of his rank, he wears a stylish cape.
* BadassInCharge: As demonstrated during the TrainingMontage. He is also the only person in the movie shown as capable of going toe-to-toe with Shan-Yu in a pure physical fight. Shang's given the command of the new recruits in the first movie. A sequel later, he becomes the General of the Chinese Army.
* BadassInDistress: A few times such as [[spoiler: the avalanche and fighting Shan-Yu]].
* BadassOnPaper: His numerous accomplishments and military lineage allowed the right to train the new recruits.
* BadassTeacher: This guy was able to turn recruits like "Ping", Yao, Ling, and Chien-Po into competent soldiers.
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* BirdsOfAFeather: Opposing personalities notwithstanding, Mulan and Shang bond over their struggle to be good soldiers (shown when Mulan comforts Shang after Chi Fu antagonizes him for being a poor captain) and their desire to help their fathers.
* TheCaptain: Promoted to this in his first scene.
* CharacterDevelopment: He loosens up considerably during the sequel and starts thinking of his own interests instead of just those of his country.
* CoolHorse: He has a WhiteStallion, but unlike Mulan's it doesn't have a name.
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* DeathSeeker: One interpretation of his leading his men into a hopeless battle against an army that is larger in numbers and strength than his own. Thankfully, Mulan's quick thinking prevents casualties on their end.
* DebtDetester: [[spoiler: Shang saves Mulan's life after she dishonors the Chinese Army in return for her saving his life during the Mongol attack.]]
* {{Determinator}}: [[spoiler: Your father just got slaughtered by the Huns]]? Lead your men against the much stronger invaders. [[spoiler: The Huns survived AN AVALANCHE and just absconded with the Emperor]]? Break down the door! [[spoiler: Just woke up, because your last fight with Shan Yu got you a [[HardHead concussion]]]]? Fight him again, because Mulan's right behind you. [[FauxActionGuy Complaints]] [[BadassInDistress where they are]], the guy can still back up his rank.
* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:In ''Mulan 2'' due a Heroic Sacrifice and others thinking it killed him.]]
* DrillSergeantNasty: "You're a spineless, pale pathetic lot...[but] somehow I'll make a man out of you." He's not kidding: one of the exercises consisted of him shooting ''ArrowsOnFire'' at the recruits, and he was shooting to ''hit'' at that (as Yao found out when an arrow got him on the butt). It worked, and by the end of the TrainingMontage they are capable soldiers (and Yao evaded all the flaming arrows when Shang gave them a repeat).
* FauxActionGuy: He's introduced as a badass, fights circles around his recruits, trains them to perfection... and from that point on becomes consistently less competent than Mulan. Downplayed in that he is still a good warrior, but his lack of success with brute force to defeat the Huns shows that the Chinese will have to use guile and cleverness to win. He provides perfect timing in disarming Shan-Yu and even lands a few good hits on him in the ensuing fight. The problem is that Shan-Yu is bigger, meaner, and devastatingly good at headbutts--it takes more than being a Badass Army Captain to beat this guy.
* FriendToAllChildren: Implied during his interaction with girls Mulan was training and saying that there could be as many children at his and Mulan's wedding in the sequel.
* GoodIsNotNice: As to be expected from a military captain on the hero's side.
* GoodIsNotSoft: Hellish as his training might be, it's to make his recruits into top-class soldiers and also to drive home the point that if they can't handle his TrainingFromHell, then they won't last very long in ''real'' war.
* HardHead: Takes a headbutt from Shan Yu during the climax and is promptly knocked unconscious. He's awake less [[PlayingWithATrope than a minute later, and trying to fight in spite of an obvious concussion]].
* HeroicBuild: The {{Tritagonist}} and he has a broad, muscular build.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: In the sequel. It involves a breaking rope bridge, Mulan trying to hold them both up as they dangle from a rope, and the rope about to snap. To Mulan's horror, he lets go so that she can pull herself up, and it takes her awhile to learn that he [[DisneyDeath survives the fall]].]]
* JerkassBall: Happens to him in the sequel because of the stereotypical 'men won't ask for directions' bit. He reverts to normal by the climax.
* JerkassHasAPoint: As brash as he can be, Shnag makes a few good points.
** He became a DrillSergeantNasty in "I'll Make a Man Out of You" not only to ready his men for battle, but to also make the ones most likely to get themselves and others killed leave.
** His initial anger at Mulan is understandable since she ''did'' lie to him.
** In the sequel, Shang makes a good point on how Mulan interfering with the princesses' arranged marriage could lead to trouble for China.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Shang can be a strict, hard-ass. He has also purely good intentions and will come around when you need him.
* LawOfChromaticSuperiority: During the second half of the movie, he wears a red cape.
* LeeroyJenkins: While he and Mulan are equally capable, his tendency to rush into things and rely solely on his own strength and martial prowess generally makes him fail where Mulan, who utilizes her environment and quick thinking to her advantage, succeeds.
* LoveMakesYouDumb: He is usually TheStoic but when he tries to talk to Mulan after Shan Yu's defeat, he doesn't have a clue what to say.
* MaybeEverAfter: With Mulan, when he agrees to stay for dinner.
--> '''Grandma Fa:''' Would you like to stay forever?
** By the sequel, [[spoiler:[[TheyDo they're going strong]], but getting HappilyMarried takes a while.]]
* MilitaryBrat: His father's the general.
* MrFanservice: Mulan [[EatingTheEyeCandy can't keep her eyes off him]] because he takes his shirt off for the TrainingMontage. According to the [=DVD=] commentary, when the scene was screened, "you never heard so many female animators catcall."
* MyCountryRightOrWrong: His refusal to go against the Emperor's orders causes most of the tension between him and Mulan in the second movie. He eases up by the end.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler:After he learns the truth about Mulan, he refuses to trust her when she tells him the Huns were still alive because "[She's] a girl again, remember?" This is the same girl that has annihilated the entire Huns army and saved China (and his ''LIFE'') by that point. There was no single reason ''not'' to trust her, specially when the Emperor's life was at stake.]]
* OfficialCouple: Proposes to Mulan in the sequel and they marry by the end.
* OppositesAttract: The rule-abiding, no-nonsense Shang fell in love with the rule-breaking, free-spirit Mulan.
* RatedMForManly: He'll make a man out of you is right. His daily training regime could kill a normal person.
* RedIsHeroic: Sports a Red cape and is a true hero.
* SinkOrSwimMentor: As Mulan and the others find out the hard way, when training his recruits, he does NOT hold back.
* SweetOnPollyOliver: Implied to be confused about his attraction to 'Ping'.
* TechnicianVersusPerformer: Technician to Mulan's performer. He has years more military experience than she does, but his refusal to stray away from traditional strategies tends to make him fail in areas where Mulan succeeds through thinking on her feet and making it up as she goes along.
* TrainingFromHell: One example is running through a field of flaming arrows and another is climbing a pole with heavy weights attached to one's wrists.
* {{Tritagonist}}: In both movies he is the third center character, after Mulan and Mushu. He and Kristoff from ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' are the only Disney Princes to be tritagonists.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Takes it off for the TrainingMontage.
* WellDoneSonGuy: One of the reasons he joined the military was to please his father.
* WhiteStallion: His mount of choice, being a commander and supposedly higher social status than his soldiers. This contrasts with Mulan's horse who is black as ink and doesn't actually belong to her.
* YoungAndInCharge: He's barely older than Mulan but is put in charge of an entire military unit. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that he is the capable son of a legendary commander, and the Chinese army was quickly losing other suitable leaders to the Huns. [[spoiler: After the general and his squad are wiped out he's put in charge of the military.]]

[[folder:Yao, Ling, Chien-Po]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Harvey Fierstein, Gedde Watanabe, Jerry Tondo

->"''Does this dress make me look fat?''"

Three newly recruited soldiers who later become Mulan's friends.
* {{Acrofatic}}: Chien-Po; despite his size, he's seen doing cartwheels in the later half of ''I'll Make a Man out of You''.
* AffectionateNickName: Ting-Ting gives Ling the nickname "Lingy Bear".
* AnnoyingLaugh: Ling sports a particularly obnoxious one.
* BaldOfAwesome: Chien-Po becomes after he and his pals TookALevelInBadass in the film. Also, see the {{Acrofatic}} section.
* BigEater: Chien-Po. His 'ideal wife' is a great cook, [[spoiler:which Su is]].
* TheBigGuy: Chien-Po is head and shoulders above the others and can pick up half a dozen soldiers effortlessly.
* BigThinShortTrio: Chien-Po, Ling and Yao, respectively. However, their body types have little effect on what they can do as a result of their training.
* BirdsOfAFeather: Yao, Ling, and Chien Po are told by the Matchmaker that they will never find girlfriends because of their "lack of personalities." Not only do they find girlfriends with personalities like their own--Yao's is feisty and rebellious, Ling's [[spoiler: has a corny and immature sense of humor]] (though she tries to hide it), and Chien Po's is a sweet BigEater--but they are ''princesses''.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Goofy as they may be, they're considered China's three greatest soldiers for a reason. They're just behind Mulan and Shang in the badass department.
* CasanovaWannabe: Ling is a milder example. If his lines in ''[[EarWorm A Girl Worth Fighting For]]'' are any indication, he was a flirt back home. He's also the most immediately confident when dealing with the princesses in the sequel, despite having the worst luck with the one he pursues.
* CharacterDevelopment:
** Ling and Yao start out as annoying jerks but grow into true friends for Mulan. [[GentleGiant Chien-Po]] was nice from the get-go.
** As a whole, the trio started off as pretty chauvinistic on what kind of girl they wanted. They get over it by end and by the sequel they now want to find love with women who they have a special bond with.
* ColorCodedCharacters: The sashes of their armour and the sleeves/linings of the training outfits are colored uniquely. Yao is red, Chien-Po is blue and Ling is yellow.
* ComicTrio: They engage in slap-stick and group bickering and the occasional BigBallOfViolence.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: They may be clowns, but you wouldn't want to be their enemies.
* ADayInTheLimelight: They get quite a bit more focus in the sequel.
* DeadpanSnarker: Yao. If it's not dry sarcasm it's biting scorn.
--> "I'll get that arrow, pretty boy...And I'll do it with my shirt ''on''."
* DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength: Unlike his two friends, Chien-Po doesn't actively engage in their frequent brawls, but his large size and great strength lead to him accidentally hurting them anyway. During the TrainingMontage he actually breaks off an entire chunk of the climbing pole by accident and looks around sheepishly after doing so.
* EyeScream: Less violent than some other examples we could list, but Yao has one of his eyes permanently blacked out.
* FreudianTrio: Ling is the Superego (flirting and the one who does the formal introductions), Chien-Po is the Ego (mediator who calms them down), and Yao is the Id (Violent, impulsive, etc).
* GentleGiant: Chien-Po is a NiceGuy from the start, and recites a Buddhist mantra to calm Yao down when he gets into a rage. As mentioned before, Yao is a contrast because he's short, rude and impulsive.
* HairTriggerTemper: A minor slight to Yao can trigger a full-on brawl.
* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler: In the sequel with the princesses.]]
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Lampshaded with Yao, Ling, and Chien-Po in the second movie after having been told by the matchmaker that none of them would ever find matches for themselves:
-->'''Chien-Po:''' I guess I'll spend my life with you two.
-->'''Ling:''' Pass the hanky.
* HotBlooded: Yao is the most impulsive and violent of the trio.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: In the sequel, Chien Po is the Huge Guy to Su's Tiny Girl; the guy is the GentleGiant of his friends, while Su is the youngest of her sisters.
* TheHyena: Ling lives to laugh.
* IncrediblyLamePun: Ling's sense of humor tends to involve a lot of these. Only he seems to find them funny.
* InkSuitActor: Yao looks like a young Harvey Fierstein.
* IronButtMonkey: Both Ling and Yao have their moments.
** Ling breaking a brick with his face (and his teeth)
** Yao is shot in the butt with flaming arrows.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Ling and Yao start off as garden variety bullies but start fresh with Mulan (Ping) and apparently were already friends with each other.
* LargeHam: "And I am Yao! ''King of the Rock!''"
* LeanAndMean: Ling, before his CharacterDevelopment, was a rail thin jerkass.
* LoveAtFirstSight: Yao with Mei in the sequel. With just one look into each other's eyes, Yao is completely smitten with Mei. The feeling is mutual.
* TheNapoleon: Yao is one of the more fierce and BloodKnight-ish soldiers on the heroes' side and is also the shortest of them.
* NiceGuy: Chien-Po was nice and friendly from the get-go.
* NiceMeanAndInbetween: Chien-Po, Yao and Ling, respectively; GentleGiant, HotBlooded, and the CasanovaWannabe.
* NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler:Ling and Ting-Ting both enjoy jokes, but the former had to pretend she didn't because she was ashamed of her laugh. They even do the same chopstick-nose trick!]]
* OfficialCouple: [[spoiler:With Mei, Ting-Ting and Su respectively by the end of the sequel.]]
* PintsizedPowerhouse: The only human character Yao is taller than is Mulan's grandmother, but he has the strength to lift a gigantic man above his head and throw him several feet and is also suggested to be the best fighter of the three.
* PlatonicLifePartners: with Mulan, them being her closest allies in the army outside Shang.
* PluckyComicRelief: They have little purpose to the plot, most of the time they serving for humor.
* PoliticallyIncorrectHero: They start out as pretty chauvinistic, but they [[CharacterDevelopment get over it]] by the end.
* ShipperOnDeck: The ending of ''Kingdom Hearts 2'' has all three spying on Mulan and Shang having a romantic moment.
* StoutStrength: Chien-Po is made of fat and muscle, capable of easily lifting at least half a dozen men, then while holding them, '''pull a full grown horse carrying two armored soldiers back up onto a cliff without any visible strain'''.
* TeethFlying: Ling during the camp brawl scene, and during the first brick-breaking scene in ''I'll Make a Man Out of You''.
* TinyGuyHugeGirl: In the sequel, Yao is the Tiny Guy to Mei's Huge Girl; Yao may be physically tough, he only reaches around Mei's waist.
* TokenGoodTeammate: Chien-Po, initially. He wasn't exactly supportive of Mulan/Ping at first, but unlike his friends, he never acts like a jerk to her.
* TookALevelInBadass: Not nearly to the extent of Mulan, but they are extremely incompetent at the beginning of the TrainingMontage in the first film, such as Ling breaking his face (and some teeth) when he attempts to smash a block with his face, and Yao getting hit by an arrow during an exercise. However, after Mulan manages to successfully retrieve the arrow, it inspires all of them to try harder, and afterward they are all seen performing their previous exercises superbly. By the movie's climax they've become invaluable backup. The sequel has them as decorated war heroes who are recognized by the Emperor as China's greatest foot soldiers.
* TookALevelInKindness: Chien-Po was already a NiceGuy, but Yao and Ling started off as jerks to Ping (Mulan). After going through some intense training and witnessing Ping's (Mulan) determination, the two quickly changed their attitudes and offer reconciliation.
* TrueCompanions: Their intro implies they were great friends before or immediately starting boot camp and the sequel shows they are still together. They extend this friendship to Mulan as well.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Yao and Ling tend to get into arguments that break into all out brawls constantly, but they remain inseparable friends.

!!Fa Family

[[folder:Fa Zhou]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Soon-Tek Oh

->"''The greatest gift and honor... is having you for a daughter.''"

Mulan's father.
* BadassFamily: He's definitely passed these genes onto his daughter.
* CoolHelmet: Shang journeys all the way from the Imperial City to bring it back. Although there may have been ulterior motives in there...
* CoolOldGuy: He's a poet and a cunning gambler.
* DisappearedDad: Inverted; his daughter disappears and he is devastated knowing that she left for his sake, and to make matters worse if he attempts to take we place there's a possibility that she'll get exposed so he can't chase after her. Mulan's efforts to prevent this trope from being in full effect is what kicks off the plot.
* GoodParents: He genuinely loves his daughter and is extremely distressed when she leaves to take his place in the army.
* HandicappedBadass: Deconstructed. He is disciplined, skilled, and knowledgeable, but simply can't perform as he used to because of his injured leg and advanced age. Judging by the way he clutches his chest when Mulan spies on him, he may also have heart problems. This is further supported by Mulan reciting his doctor's prescription of three cups of tea in the morning and three at night, which clearly implies a special medicinal blend.
* HappilyMarried: To Fa Li. He gives Mulan and Shang 'ying yang' advice in the sequel.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: He's famous enough that Chi-Fu and Li Shang know him by name. How did he become so famous? What happened to his leg?
* HonorBeforeReason: "I will die doing what's ''right!''"
* InsistentTerminology: When his wife admonishes him for gambling:
--> '''Fa Zhou''': Betting my mother is not a gamble! It's an ''investment''.
* LivingLegend: The people of his village stand aside when he walks up to receive his conscription notice. His state as such is further reinforced by this dialogue:
-->'''Shang:''' ''The'' Fa Zhou!?\\
'''Chi-Fu:''' I didn't know Fa Zhou had a son!
* NiceGuy: Aside from his traditionalist nature, he's a really sweet guy.
* OpenMindedParent: Considering the time period, he's very accepting of Mulan's personality and does his best to reassure his daughter after her poor performance at the matchmaker's. He's also very proud of Mulan's status as a war-hero at the end.
* RealMenLoveJesus: A variant. Fa Zhou makes daily prayers to his ancestors.
-->"I'm going to pray some more."
* RetiredBadass: Served in the army during his younger years. Both Li-Shang and Chi-Fu respect his name when "Ping" claims to be his son.
* ShipperOnDeck: By the sequel, he is wagering with his mother when Shang will propose to Mulan.
* SoProudOfYou: [[spoiler: To Mulan, when she returns as a war-hero with the blessings and respect of the Emperor himself.]]
* ThrowingOffTheDisability: Subverted. He doesn't use his cane when he accepts the summons to war but it doesn't change the fact he is no longer in fighting shape. This is the reason why Mulan takes his place.
* WarriorPoet: Skillfully draws a metaphor between the late-blooming flower and Mulan.

[[folder:Fa Li]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Freda Foh Shen

->"''You must go after her. She could be killed!''"

Mulan's mother.
* CoolOldLady: In the parenting way. She always tries to understand her daughter and accepts all the same.
* GoodParents: Similar to her husband and mother-in-law, Fa Li does not berate her daughter after she fails at the matchmaker's and appears genuinely upset and concerned for Mulan afterwards. She's also very scared for Mulan's safety after she leaves for the army.
* HappilyMarried: To Fa Zhou. See his entry.
* HouseWife: Like other women her age in this setting, she cooks and raises children.
* NiceGirl: Motherly, loving, and understanding.
* ShipperOnDeck: She cries TearsOfJoy when Mulan accepts Shang's marriage proposal.
* SoProudOfYou: Her contented smile at the end when she sees her returned daughter speaks volumes for how proud she is of Mulan and her accomplishments.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Looks like an older, chubbier Mulan.

[[folder:Grandmother Fa]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/JuneForay (speaking), Marni Nixon (singing)

->"''Would you like to stay forever?''"

Mulan's grandmother.
* CloudcuckooLander: She believes in lucky crickets and decides to blindly cross a busy road with poor Cri-Kee as her good luck charm.
* CoolOldLady: Spits on the thought of her ancestors helping Mulan so she fixes her granddaughter with a little bit of luck, gambles, and if you put her in a 20th century chatroom, she has the sarcasm and appreciation of young men to blend in with her teenage counterparts.
* DeadpanSnarker: Less so than Mushu, but still a little bit. "Who spit in her bean curd?"
* DirtyOldWoman: Downplayed. She's ''very'' impressed with Shang.
* GoodParents: She has done very well by Fa Zhou and definitely adores her granddaughter, whom she fully accepts for who she is and only wants the best for her.
* MiniatureSeniorCitizens: She is ''much'' shorter than Mulan.
* MultigenerationalHousehold: Typical for the time period and Chinese culture in general. She gets on well with the entire family, especially her granddaughter.
* MySignificanceSenseIsTingling: She sensed Mulan running away while she was asleep.
* NiceGirl: She's ope-minded, protective, and fun-loving.
* OpenMindedParent: A grandparent example. She's ''very'' accepting of Mulan's personality and does not take well to anyone criticizing her granddaughter.
* ScrewPolitenessImASenior: Particularly for people she doesn't like or those she likes a bit too much (see: Shang).
* ShipperOnDeck: Grandmother Fa definitely ships Mulan and General Shang.
-->'''Mulan:''' (''to Shang'') Would you like to stay for dinner?\\
'''Grandmother Fa:''' Would you like to stay forever?

[[folder:The Ancestors]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/GeorgeTakei

->"''Go! The fate of the Fa family rests in your claws.''"

The ancestors of the Fa family.
* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: They live inside the tablets in the Fa family shrine as spirits.
* BadassBaritone: The First Ancestor (being voiced by George Takei) is notably deeper than the rest of them.
* BadassBeard: Four of them -- the First Ancestor, the guy with the abacus, the guy that sits in the background behind said guy with abacus, and the guy that goes, "Don't look at me! She [Mulan] gets it from ''your'' side of the family!" However, only the First Ancestor can be called 'badass'.
* FogFeet: Since they're ghosts.
* JewishMother: "My children never caused such trouble, they all became acupuncturists!"
* NoodleIncident: Whatever Mushu did that ended with Fa Deng losing his head.
* OnlySaneWoman: "She's just trying to help her father -- "
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: Apparently solid, as seen in the scene where Mushu grabs onto the First Ancestor's beard.
* PapaWolf: When someone threatens their descendants, they unleash powerful animal guardians.
* ShoutOut: Two of them are an AmericanGothicCouple.
* StaffOfAuthority: The First Ancestor wields one and directs the others.
* TookALevelInJerkass: To Mushu in the sequel, where they treat him with even less respect than they did when he was a failure. It may be justified by Mushu's egoism over Mulan's success has given him a level or two in [=Jerkass=] himself.

!!The Royal Family and Counsel

[[folder:The Emperor]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Pat Morita

->"''One man may be the difference between victory and defeat.''"

The emperor of China.
* BadassBeard: A long white one that makes him look like a sage.
* BadassGrandpa: He's in Mulan's grandmother's generation or older.
* BadassInDistress: Falls victim to a Hun ambush and has to be rescued.
* BadassMustache: Part of the 'wise old sage' look.
* BigGood: The wise and benevolent ruler of China whom all the heroes answer to.
* CoolOldGuy: Not only is he wise and fearless but he bluntly points out to Shang how into Mulan Shang is.
* DeadpanSnarker: When he is not granting sage king wisdom, he speaks in blunt and witty one liners.
* DefiantCaptive: When Shan Yu captured him, he treats the much bigger and stronger guy like some slow-in-the-head child, and refuses to bow to him.
* TheEmperor: The illustrous sole ruler of China.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: When told his armies will protect him, he declared that the armies should also go out to protect his people, showing that he is a benevolent ruler. He also shows wisdom and caution with his "grain of rice" line.
* {{Foil}}: To Shan Yu. While the Emperor is a king who is respected by his people and wishes to have peace, Shan Yu is a general who is feared by China and wishes to declare war.
* TheGoodKing: This is his establishing character moment and cardinal trait. When he's on screen, his actions are guided by China's welfare.
* KneelBeforeFrodo: [[spoiler: A [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments heartwarming]] and, to Mulan, [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMoments awesome moment]] when the Emperor (and subsequently all of China) bows to her.]]
* KneelBeforeZod: Defied AWESOMELY. ''"[[DefiantToTheEnd No matter how the wind howls, the mountain cannot bow to it.]]"''
* NervesOfSteel: A ''master'' of this. He never loses his cool or shows fear even when threatened with murder.
* NoNameGiven: "Your majesty", "Your Excellency", etc is all we get.
* NiceGuy: All signs point that he is just as affable in his personal life as he is in public matters.
* NiceHat: One similar to (but nicer than) Chi-Fu's.
* PapaWolf: To ImperialChina. When he gives the "protect my people" line it is the same tone as 'protect my children'.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: He recognizes the possibility that his standing army may lose to the Huns and so calls up new recruits. Also, while he is furious at Mulan's many transgressions, he recognizes the good she has done.
* ShipperOnDeck: He tries to be subtle about how Shang should go after Mulan, but Shang doesn't get it, so he goes straight to the point.
-->'''Emperor:''' The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all.\\
'''Shang:''' ...Sir?\\
'''Emperor:''' You don't meet a girl like that every dynasty!

[[folder:Chi Fu]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' James Hong

->"''Insubordinate ruffians!''"

A member of the Emperor's consul and advisor to Li Shang who refuses to allow the recruits to join the battle against the Huns.
* AmbiguouslyGay: Loosely implied, since the soldiers assume his "girl back home" [[MamasBoy is his mother]] and doesn't show much appreciation for women. Granted, that's not particularly special in this period, but with Chi Fu it's significant.
* BilingualBonus: Chi Fu's name is a pun on the Chinese word for "[[MeaningfulName to bully]]."
* ButtMonkey: It's rather entertaining to see him get made fun of or talked down to.
* EffeminateMisogynisticGuy: Chi-Fu is a NonActionGuy known for his GirlyScream, yet when told that Mulan is a hero he simply says ''"'tis a woman, she'll never be worth anything."'' Granted, there is some room for interpreting this as contempt for Mulan as an ''individual'', but it sounds like this trope.
* EveryoneHasStandards: Even ''he'' is horrified when he finds [[spoiler:the razed village]].
* GirlfriendInCanada: Chi Fu claims he has an amazing girl back home. The sideways glance he gives the other soldiers implies he's just lying to impress the other guys.
* HateSink: He's rude, arrogant, obstructive, misogynistic, and provides no help against the Huns outside of conscripting villagers.
* {{Jerkass}}: The only person he is ''not'' rude to is the emperor himself.
* LeanAndMean: The thinnest and the meanest.
* NiceHat: He wears one because of his Imperial position.
* NonActionGuy: Justified. He's the Emperor's aide, not a soldier.
* NoodleIncident: "You men owe me a new pair of slippers!"
* ObstructiveBureaucrat: Attempts to keep Shang's soldiers out of the war with his report.
* PetTheDog: He has the decency to be horrified when they stumble upon [[spoiler:the razed village and slaughtered army]], even giving some polite words to Shang.
* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: Right after denying it he does it.
* TokenEvilTeammate: Not necessarily ''evil'', but he's the only one who remains a {{Jerkass}} by the end of the first film.
* UngratefulBastard: [[spoiler: Yes, even after Mulan saved ''all of China'' from Shan Yu and his Huns, Chi Fu stands by his opinion that she's worthless.]]

[[folder:Mei, Ting-Ting, Su]]
-->'''Ting-Ting Voiced by:''' Sandra Oh, Judy Kuhn (singing voice)\\
'''Su Voiced by::''' Lauren Tom, Mandy Gonzalez (singing voice)\\
'''Mei Voiced by::''' Lucy Liu, Beth Blankenship (singing voice)

->"''I know where my duty lies, Mei. Do you?''"

The Emperor's three children who appear in the sequel to participate in an arranged marriage.
* {{Adorkable}}: All of three of them to some extent.
** Ting-Ting when she laughs and it's revealed that she does the same chopstick nose trick Ling does.
** Mei when she talks about or admires Yao.
** Su's naturally [[GenkiGirl bouncy energy]].
* ArrangedMarriage: The main conflict in the sequel is that to help avert a war, the princesses have an arrange marriage. Problem is they want to MarryForLove. [[spoiler: Thanks to Mushu, the princesses get out of the wedding, avert a war, and marry for love.]]
* BigSisterInstinct: When the carriage was about to fall in the river, the princesses were stuck inside. Mei was safely pulled out, leaving Ting-Ting and Su inside. Almost ''immediately'' Ting-Ting grabbed Su and tossed her outside, knowing that one of the guards would catch her.
* BirdsOfAFeather: With Yao, Ling, and Chien Po. Mei is feisty and rebellious (Yao), Ting-Ting [[spoiler: has a corny and immature sense of humor]] (Ling, though she tries to hide it), and Su is a sweet BigEater (Chien-Po).
* ColorCodedCharacters: Mei is pink, Ting-Ting is purple and Su is yellow.
* {{Daddys Girl}}s: All three princesses love their father very much and don't want him to [[WellDoneSonGuy be disappointed in them]].
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: These three will avert a war with marriage.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: Ting-Ting's the oldest and most mature responsible. Su's the youngest and most childish. Mei's kind of in between the two.
* FreudianTrio: Ting-Ting is the Superego (will do the arranged marriage because it's her duty to do so), Su is the Ego (she wants to marry for true love, but also understands that doing so will cause a lot of problems), and Mei is the Id (was planning to run away from the arrangement, even though it meant a possible war).
* GenkiGirl: Mei and Su are very energetic and appear more so next to the more reserved Ting-Ting.
* GracefulLadiesLikePurple: Ting-Ting's signature dress is purple and she produces an air of "queenliness" (understandable, since she's the oldest and thus is next in line for the throne after their father).
* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler: What they really wanted and each of them get with Yao, Ling, Chien-Po.]]
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Su is the Tiny Girl to Chien Po's Huge Guy; the guy is the GentleGiant of his friends, while Su is the youngest of her sisters.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: See IWantSong; it's about being like commoner girls.
* IWantSong: "I Wanna Be Like Other Girls".
* LoveAtFirstSight: Mei with Yao. After just one look at Yao, Mei admits to her sisters that there's something special about him.
* MarryForLove: What all of them truly want..."To meet a nice guy who likes me for ''me''". [[spoiler: And get thank to Mushu.]]
* MissingMom: Nothing is known of their mother, the Empress of China.
* MsExposition: Ting-Ting explains the princess life.
* {{Nice Girl}}s: All three of them are kind, thoughtful, and polite.
* NiceMeanAndInbetween: {{Downplayed}}. All three are nice, but differ in temperament: Su (Nice) is the most cheerful and fun-loving. Ting-Ting tells her sisters, especially Mei, not to fall in love because they have to abide by the arranged marriage (Mean). Mei (Inbetween) a really nice girl, but is willing to risk her country's safety for her own happiness, though it's portrayed quite sympathetically.
* NotSoAboveItAll: Ting-Ting, she is the eldest and most mature of the three, and tries to keep her sisters in line, but even she has her limits. While she spends the first halve of "Like Other Girls" trying to get Mei and Su to act civilized, she quickly joins in and shows she hates rules just as much as they do. When not acting like a dignified princess, she likes to wiggle chopsticks in her nose.
* NotSoStoic: When Ling gets Ting-Ting to laugh.
* OfficialCouple: [[spoiler: Mei with Yao, Ling with Ting-Ting, and Su with Chien-Po.]]
* OnlySaneWoman: Ting Ting is the most reasonable and mature of the three.
* PinkMeansFeminine: Mei's signature dress is pink and she's as girly as her sisters.
* RepetitiveName: '''Ting-Ting'''.
* {{Royal Brat}}s: {{Averted}} because there's nothing bratty about them.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: All three of them want to marry someone who loves them for them. They end up falling in love with some of China's bravest, most loyal, and eternally dedicated and ''decorated'' soldiers: Yao, Ling, and Chien-Po, respectively.
** Mei tells her sisters there's more to Yao then what meets the eye and later tells ''him'' she finds it easy to talk to him.
** Ling won Ting-Ting's heart by making her laugh. Before that, she gives him a warm smile after he found her fan and personally dried it for her before giving it back. Extra points for Ling for finding her laugh (which she admittedly hates) ''adorable''.
** Su and Chien-Po bonded over their love of food, and Su was smitten with his kindness.
* TheStoic: Ting-Ting for about three-quarters of ''Mulan II''. "Just get your pomegranates in the carriage."
* TinyGuyHugeGirl: Mei is the Huge Girl to Yao's Tiny Guy; Yao may be physically tough, but he only reaches around Mei's waist.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The Girly Girls (more accustomed to "lady like" things) to Mulan's Tomboy (isn't very good at it and has the most experience with fighting).
* {{Uptown Girl}}s: The princesses of China fall in love with commoners (who were also decorated soldiers).
* {{Well Done Daughter Girl}}s: Part of the reason they agreed to the arranged marriages was to please their father.
* TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask: Ting-Ting, for a long time, hid her sense of humor because it wasn't dignified for a princess to wiggle chopsticks in her nose.
* WomenPreferStrongMen: Mei had a dreamy look on her face when she saw Yao split a log with his ''bare hands''.

!!The Hun Army

-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MiguelFerrer

->"''By building his wall, he challenged my strength. Well, I'm here to play his game.''"

TheLeader of the Huns who is bent on conquering China.
* AnimalEyes: His eyes are hawk-like black and yellow. (In contrast to his falcon having human-like eyes of the same color.)
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: The leader is the most dangerous.
* BadassBoast: Is fond of making these. In fact, he makes one in all of his (speaking) appearances.
-->''Tell your emperor to send his strongest armies! I'm ready.''
-->''Your walls and and armies have fallen, and now, it's your turn''.
* BadassBaritone: Since he's voiced by Miguel Ferrer, every line he has sends chills down your spine, especially when combined with his incredible dialogue.
* BadassInCharge: He commands an army of 50,000+ nomadic Huns, climbs the Great Wall of China, massacres several armies (including the army of General Li, while he's also massacring a village), ''survives an avalanche'', and then sneaks undetected into the Forbidden City. All in all, Shan-Yu is easily one of Disney's most capable and dangerous villains, if not the most of the whole bunch.
%%* BadassMustache: pretty awesome Shan Yu's beard is.
* BaldOfEvil: He's a violent BloodKnight with a bit of hair missing from the top.
* TheBerserker: While normally cold and collected, he really loses it [[spoiler: when his plans are foiled]]. Due to his fairly bestial appearance, the before/after difference is less pronounced than in most villainous breakdowns.
* BigBad: He is the leader of the Huns and the one directing the invasion.
* BigEntrance: Scaling the Great Wall of China!
* BlackEyesOfCrazy: His irises are [[YellowEyesOfSneakiness yellow]], but his pupils and the "whites" of his eyes are black. Unusual example in that this is actually his eye colour, and consequently they stay this way all the time, even when he is totally calm, rather than turning this colour when he loses it.
* BloodKnight: His first two scenes suggest him to be this (see Establishing Character Moment below), and he later confirms it when he rejects a suggestion to avoid the Imperial Army rather than meet them in combat. Shortly before the [[spoiler: avalanche wipes out his army]] he personally leads the charge against the heroes, and is so far in front of his horde that it is very clear he wants to fight them himself.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler: Mulan uses one rocket to send him flying into a stockpile of fireworks.]]
* CoolSword: It has jagged edges.
* DeadpanSnarker: His low-key and sardonic nature actually makes him ''scarier'' than if he were a typical [[EvilIsHammy scenery-chewing antagonist.]]
--> ''(to a pair of captured Imperial scouts)'' "[[SarcasmMode Nice work, gentlemen.]] You found the Hun army."
* TheDreaded: Though the Emperor himself is too dignified to have a true OhCrap moment, his expression and actions when General Li says the Huns are being led by Shan-Yu shows that he is aware that China could be in a ''lot'' of trouble.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment:
** In the very first scene of the film, he leads an attack on the Great Wall of China, and does not stop a sentry who lights the signal fire. When the sentry defiantly says "Now all of China knows you're here", Shan-Yu says [[BloodKnight "Perfect"]] [[ThreatBackfire while burning the Imperial flag]] ''[[ThreatBackfire in the signal fire]]''.
** His next appearance marks another one, where he claims the reason he's invading China in the first place is because "By building his Wall [the Emperor] challenged my strength. Well, I'm here to play his game. [[BadassBoast Go! Tell your Emperor to send his strongest armies. I'm ready"]]. He then [[spoiler: [[KickTheDog jokingly orders his archer to kill one of the captured Chinese]], apparently ForTheEvulz]].
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: If you match the story up to Real Life and accept that the "Huns" are in fact the Xiongnu, Shan-Yu is not the villian name but his TITLE (also represented as Chanyu, and in either event roughly translates to "Majesty Son of Heaven").
* EvilIsBigger: Towers over the heroes.
* EvilLaugh: Celebrates a victory with a deep and menacing laugh.
* EvilPlan: Oddly enough he doesn't seem that interested in [[TakeOverTheWorld taking over China]] but rather in proving himself superior to the Emperor by making him bow.
* EvilSoundsDeep: From having the deep husky voice of Miguel Ferrer
* FamousLastWords: ''[[TemptingFate "It looks like you're out of ideas."]]''
* FauxAffablyEvil:
** The doll scene. The subtext of "The little girl will be missing her doll...we should return it to her" is clearly 'let's murder her and raze her village to the ground while we're at it'. He also kills General Li and his soldiers during the massacre of said village.
** His interaction with the two Imperial scouts also reeks of this. He straightens one's cape seconds before ''hefting him into the air by his throat and holding his sword under the scout's chin.'' Then, just as it seems he's letting them both get away with their lives, he orders his archer to take one of them out.
* FourStarBadass: He is the supreme leader of his army, and he personally leads the attacks. When we finally see him in action it is clear that he is ''extremely'' formidable.
* GeniusBruiser: Tactically speaking, he is brilliant; and physically speaking, he is dangerous.
* IWasBeatenByAGirl: Averted. Though he is understandably furious with Mulan for destroying his army, he doesn't particularly seem to care that she is a woman. Shan-Yu simply views her as another soldier.
* ImplacableMan: He ''really'' wants the Emperor to acknowledge his superiority, and minor inconveniences like [[spoiler: being buried alive in an avalanche of freezing snow which kills almost his entire army]] [[SkywardScream only make him angry,]] and [[XanatosSpeedChess cause him to re-evaluate his strategy.]] [[spoiler: He nearly manages to win even then! Once Mulan reveals herself as the one who buried Shan-Yu's army with an avalanche, he pursues her, [[KungShui not caring if he needs to break everything to do so]].]]
* KneelBeforeZod: He tries to make the Emperor bow before him. He declines, and Shan-Yu tries to do the same with his sword, but Shang arrives just in time.
* KungShui: His pursuit of Mulan breaks many walls and ceilings of the Emperor's palace.
* LargeAndInCharge: Both taller and broader than his lieutenants.
* LeParkour: Uses this to chase Mulan in the climax.
* LightningBruiser: Shan-Yu may look like a MightyGlacier, and he shows himself to be just as strong as he looks, but he's as agile as a monkey. He's also fairly intelligent and an excellent strategist.
* MadeOfIron: [[spoiler: The avalanche should have killed him. Shan-Yu simply pulled himself out without injury. With absolutely no effort, he was out of the snow like a daisy!]]
* NoSongForTheWicked: This is one of the few films in the Disney Renaissance not to feature a VillainSong, the others being ''The Rescuers Down Under'', ''Hercules'' (though Hades sung in the series), and ''Tarzan''. If you [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness discount the]] [[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs three]] [[Disney/{{Cinderella}} from]] [[Disney/SleepingBeauty prior]] to the Disney Renaissance, this is also the only Franchise/DisneyPrincess film without a Villain Song.
* ObviouslyEvil: His grey skin, his black and yellow eyes, and his bestial appearance all point to 'barbarian overlord'. Plus, he has ''fangs''.
* OhCrap:
** Has a ''glorious'' one when [[spoiler: he sees an avalanche destroying his army.]]
** Another when [[spoiler:Mulan reveals that she is the soldier who caused the avalanche.]]
** A third when [[spoiler:Mulan launches the rocket at him]].
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Inverted; he's one of the few male characters in the film who never underestimates Mulan. Granted, they only interacte twice in the entire movie, but still it's notable considering many of the others start this way. It also aligns well with Hun culture in real life since Hun women had ''many'' more freedoms than Chinese women of the same time period, including the right to hunt and fight alongside their male counterparts. In the eyes of Shan-Yu, she was just another soldier.
* SkywardScream: [[spoiler: When he realizes that the avalanche wiped out almost all of his army.]]
* SoftSpokenSadist: The only time he raised his voice is when the Emperor refused to bow to him.
* UnstoppableRage: When he gets angry, little obstacles like a massive barred door, thick columns and a tiled roof don't slow him down.
* UseYourHead: Caps off a short, vicious fight with a headbutt, which only highlights his brutality.
* VillainousBreakdown: A downplayed trope since the breakdown simply made him ''more'' beast-like than he was already.
* VillainRespect: As far as he was concerned, Mulan was just some no-name RedShirt when they met on the mountain pass. When he finds out who she is, he drops everything to defeat "The Soldier from the Mountains."
* WouldHitAGirl: The poor little girl and Mulan are examples.
* WouldHurtAChild: ''"The little girl will be missing her doll. We should return it to her."''
* {{Wrath}}: His implacable bloodlust drives most of the plot.

[[folder:The Huns]]

-->'''Shan-Yu''': "Congratulations, gentlemen. You've found the Hun army."

* AlwaysChaoticEvil: Every Hun on screen is part of the Hun Army.
* ArtisticLicenseHistory: The history ([[HollywoodHistory such as it is]]) and their leader's [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep "name"]] show that they are really Xiongnu rather than the Huns of Attila Western audiences would be more familiar with.
* AwesomenessByAnalysis
-->'''Shan-Yu:''' ''(throws one of them the Tung Shao Pass doll)'' What do you see?\\
'''Hun #1:''' Black pine. From the high mountains!\\
'''Hun #2:''' White horsehair. Imperial stallions.\\
'''Hun #3:''' Sulfur. From cannons.
* BadassArmy: We see the aftermath of their fight with the section of China's army led by Shang's father. [[spoiler: All the fatalities appear to be Chinese.]]
* CharacterDeath: [[spoiler:Minus the five Huns that survived the avalanche, yes.]]
* EliteMooks: The group of five Huns that survive the avalanche to join Shan-Yu's raid on the Emperor's palace. Before then, they are the soldiers that weed out the Imperial scouts, and are the ones who took part in the AwesomenessByAnalysis circle to find the location of the Imperial army.
* EvilIsDumb: Averted. They can tell the location of the entire Imperial Army just by looking at a doll. [[spoiler: Their mistaking a mustached, bearded Yao for a concubine though...]]
* GeniusBruiser: "Soldier" in Disney-Hun must translate as "killer and tracker".
* TheHorde: They’re portrayed as a mass of bloodthirsty barbarians with no redeeming qualities other than their loyalty to their commander, invading and pillaging China [[ForTheEvulz for the sake of doing so]], and the EliteMooks are thoroughly evil monsters who engage in one [[KickTheDog dog-kicking]] after another. They’re even drawn in a distinctly inhuman way, with eyes with black “whites” and yellow scleras, and claws on the tips of their gloves. Even their horses look evil!
* {{Mooks}}: The soldiers in the Hun Army.
* MusclesAreMeaningless: The archers are pretty thin, but a pair of them still managed to muscle their way through the avalanche snow.
* PeekABangs: One of the archers which is odd considering he's an ''archer''.
* PragmaticVillainy: After learning of the imperial army's attempt to ambush them, one of the archers notes they could easily avoid the trap to avoid unnecessary casualties. Shan Yu decides however that going through the Tung Shao Pass was the fastest way to geto the emperor.
* PutTheirHeadsTogether: Chien Po disposed of two of them this way.
* ScarilyCompetentTracker: Once again, the doll scene.
* ShirtlessScene: Two of the Huns that joined Shan-Yu for the final showdown at the Emperor's palace.
* WouldntHitAGirl: They hesitate to attack a bunch of "ugly concubines" (i.e. disguised heroes).


Shan-Yu's pet falcon, who assists in carrying out his plans to conquer China.

* CallingCard: Hayabusa is typically used to indicate Shan Yu's presence, such as when he climbs over the Great Wall Of China.
* FeatheredFiend: The {{big bad}}'s pet and is just as evil as his owner.
* NakedPeopleAreFunny: His final fate in the film is having his feathers burned away by Mushu.
* NonindicativeName: Although Hayabusa's name means "peragrine falcon" (a fitting name), it is a Japanese name rather than a Chinese name.
* UncattyResemblance: [[http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_maksw0PFsr1r0sm4j.jpg Compare him to Shan-Yu.]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The last we see of him, he is naked and being ridden on Mushu. After that is left a mystery.

!!Other Characters

[[folder:The Matchmaker]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Miriam Margolyes

->"''You are a '''disgrace'''!''"

An impatient and harsh woman, who obnoxiously judges potential brides.
* ArrangedMarriage: She's in charge of arranging these. [[CaptainObvious Duh]].
* BeautyMark: On the left side of her face, above her lips.
* DisasterDominoes: How her meeting with Mulan turns out.
* EtiquetteNazi: Mulan fails every one of them.
* FatBastard: "You may look like a bride, [[{{Irony}} but you will never bring your family honor!"]]
* FuManchu: "[[http://icandi103.blogspot.com/2009/02/funny-quote-of-day-matchmaker-from.html Dignity!]]"
* {{Gonk}}: Fatter and uglier and worse make up than others.
* HumiliationConga: How her meeting with Mulan ends; ink stain, spilled tea, ''fire''.
* InformedAbility: She is never seen matchmaking on-screen.
* JerkassHasAPoint: Mulan isn't an impressive bride-to-be: she cheats by writing on her skin, she spills tea on the table, and even sets the woman on fire. She doesn't do it intentionally, and there was a cricket [[HumiliationConga but she still did get set on fire]], while Mulan was supposed to be proving her best mettle as a wife.
* LargeAndInCharge: Effectively controls these young women's futures, and is definitely not fun-sized.
* RealWomenHaveCurves: In-universe. She believes this since she says that Mulan is too skinny and her body type will not be good for bearing sons.
* StarterVillain: Until the ''real'' plot begins, the audience only has her to hate.
* TakeThat: Mulan's relationship with Shang and her war-hero status could be considered a subtle form of this towards the matchmaker since she'd originally said that Mulan was a disgrace and would never bring her family honor.

[[folder:General Li]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' James Shigeta

Shang's father and the General of the Imperial Army.
* BigOlEyebrows: he has thick, black eyebrows.
* GoodParents: He seems to have a great deal of faith and pride in Shang, choosing to promote his son to Captain for his accomplishments, despite Shang's young age and the responsibility of the position.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: An older, slightly chubbier version of Shang.
* UnnamedParent: His given name is never revealed.