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The characters of Disney's Mulan.


[[folder: Mulan]]
!!Fa Mulan / "Ping" [-(Ming Na, Lea Salonga)-]

->"''It's going to take a miracle to get me into the army.''"

''See also Characters/DisneyPrincess''

TheProtagonist. She is the only child of Fa Zhou and Fa Li. When her father is asked to go to the war, she runs away and joins the army in his place in order to save him.
* ActionGirl: Soldier in the Chinese army, savior of China, all-around badass.
* {{Adorkable}}: Whether she's pretending to be a GirlyGirl or a [[RatedMForManly manly man]] the result is awkward and adorable.
* 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.
* {{Badass}}: Oh, ''yes.'' She defeated the bulk of the Hun army with a single cannon and then disarmed its leader with a paper folding fan.
* BadassAdorable: She does the above while remaining a darling girl.
* BadassPrincess: Not really, but since she is part of the Disney Princess line-up...
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Such a friendly and family loyal girl and this is why she joined the army.
* ButtMonkey: Until she TookALevelInBadass, she was the butt of jokes and embarrasssment.
* CharacterTic: Plays with her hair after her early-movie humiliation.
* CoolSword: Her father's and it has a dragon head at the hilt.
* CuteClumsyGirl: Drops her father's teapot in her opening scene and later spills a cup of tea on the matchmaker, with [[DisasterDominoes predictable consequences.]]
* DaddysGirl: She joins the army because she loves her father and knows that he will die if he returns to the battlefield.
* {{Determinator}}: A list of things that failed to stop her: Boot Camp, a long boring march, an avalanche, abandonment in a mountain, TheLeader of the Huns himself...
* 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.
* EpicFail: Supposed to prove herself ready for marriage and the management of a household. Dumps tea on the matchmaker's head after setting her on fire.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Mulan shows she is resourceful and clever by having her dog feed the chickens so she has time to get changed. Also, she is shown resorting to cheating and shows a lack of grace, even before meeting the matchmaker, suggesting that life as a trophy wife will not properly fulfill her destiny.
* {{Expy}}: Fa Mulan is based on actress, Gong Li and the ''Hua Mulan'' of Chinese legend.
* FemininityFailure: She screws up the traditionally feminine "matchmaker" process. To be fair it was not ''completely'' her fault; the cricket shares partial responsibility.
* 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.
* [[FolkHero Folk Heroine]]: 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''.
* FriendToAllChildren: Proven during "Lesson Number One", a song with many local children.
* [[ABoyAndHisX A Girl And Her Horse]]: Khan, her family's horse, is her one of her most trusted friends.
* 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.]]
* 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 Heroines Love Dogs]]: She has a puppy named Little Brother for a pet.
* [[HumbleHero Humble Heroine]]: When she's offered [[spoiler: the honorable position as a member of the emperor's council]], Mulan refuses 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: [[LongHairIsFeminine One cannot pretend to be a man with long hair.]]
* 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.
* MaybeEverAfter: With Shang, at the end of the first movie. [[spoiler:They're HappilyMarried by the end of the sequel.]]
* MsFanservice: Gets ''two'' nude scenes, one of which is, for a Disney film, surprisingly extensive---tying her with Ariel as the most Stripperific Disney princess.
* NiceGirl: Loyal to her family and friendly to the other soldiers. Bonding through gruffness didn't work for her.
* OfficialCouple: With Shang at the end of the sequel, when they are officially married.
* PinkMeansFeminine: Her matchmaker dress.
%%* PlatonicLifePartners: with Mushu, as well as Yao, Ling, and Chien-Po
* PluckyGirl: See Determinator.
* ProtagonistTitle
* {{Sarashi}}: Yes, it's [[SamusIsAGirl relevant]].
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: Her 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.
* SmartPeoplePlayChess: Mulan makes a move on a Chinese chess board belonging to two old guys during the matchmaker scene.
* SweetPollyOliver: Pretends to be a soldier to save her father.
* 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''.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Tomboy to the princesses' Girly Girls in the sequel.
* 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.
* TookALevelInBadass: Justified; it was in boot camp.
* WellDoneDaughterGirl: Her motivation for both the the matchmaking ceremony and the army campaign is to make her dad proud. [[spoiler: It's clear from the start that he was already proud of her and spells it out at the end.]]
* YamatoNadeshiko: Tried to be one in the beginning, with disastrous results. While she's not super ladylike she fits the "core of steel" and "devotion to her family" parts perfectly - after all, the reason why she went to war as a man was not to get glory or escape her family situation, but to save her aging father from sure death.

[[folder: Mushu]]
!!Mushu [-(EddieMurphy)-]

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

A little dragon and Mulan's companion. He was once a guardian spirit of Mulan's family, but he has been demoted to the 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 because it was his fault Fa Deng lost his head.
* BadassMustache: Like a traditional Chinese dragon.
* BigShadowLittleCreature: Invokes this when to intimidate Mulan at their meeting.
* CharacterDevelopment: Inverted: Once Mulan hits rock bottom it becomes abundantly clear just how much he has grown to genuinely care for her and to display the insight he's gained about the severity of his selfish motives; see also AesopAmnesia.
* {{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.
* IncomingHam: '''"I LIIIIIIIVE!"'''
* InkSuitActor: Looks a lot like Eddie Murphy.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: His original intentions were to obtain a high position among the guardians. Over the course of the film, he becomes protective and supportive of Mulan.
** {{Jerkass}}: He hits rock bottom in ''Mulan 2'', where he tries to destroy Mulan's relationship with Shang just so he could keep his family guardian position. He did ''not'' think about Mulan's feelings until the poor girl started feeling so miserable.
* 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 this way.
* 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 ("Not lizard!") 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.
* 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.
* ServileSnarker: Doesn't have a problem showing his bosses, The Ancestors, his snarky side.
* ShieldSurf: During the avalanche with a stolen Hun shield.
* SoulBrotha: Roger Ebert refers to him as the Black Guy in medieval China. He's...kinda right.
* 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, oddly enough.
* TookALevelInJerkass: In the sequel where 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).

[[folder: Cri-Kee]]
!!Cri-Kee [-(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.
* BeleagueredAssistant: To Mushu both in his [[LargeHam theatrics]] and general trickery.
* BornLucky: He was purchased by Grandma Fa because he's lucky.
-->'''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.
* 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 Mushu, and does stuff for him like [[SpannerInTheWorks forging the letter to Shang]] and giving it the idea of making Mulan a warrior.
* PluckyComicRelief: Similar to Mushu.
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Mushu's Red, because he's calmer and and more polite.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: When's the lastest time you saw a cricket this cute?
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The Sensitive Guy (more pacifisitic) to Mushu's Manly Man (more aggressive).
* SmallAnnoyingCreature: At least to Mushu when Cri-Kee tries to get the dragon to do the right thing.

[[folder: Khan]]
!!Khan [-(Frank Welker)-]

->"''Snorts derisively.''"

Mulan's horse.
* AmplifiedAnimalAptitude: He's smart enough to be Mulan's SecretKeeper.
* {{Badass}}: Wherever Mulan goes, Khan will be right there with her, even if it's into an avalanche.
* CoolHorse: A snarky black stallion.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Has beautiful black fur, but is one of the good guys.
* HypercompetentSidekick: Of the three animal sidekicks that Mulan has, he is the most capable 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
-->''(Khan whinnies)''
-->'''Mushu:''' What d'you mean the troops just left?
* MadeOfIron: He survived a massive ''avalanche'' that hit him head-on and then rode to the Imperial City at a dead sprint.
* NonHumanSidekick: Mulan's warhorse.
* SilentSnarker: He doesn't even have to say a word. You can just tell by looking at Khan that he's silently snarking up a storm.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Mulan. He was prepared to go into the middle of a '''raging avalanche''' to go save her!!
** Not to mention that when Mulan was under threat of decapitation, he started to charge to her rescue and had to be forcibly restrained.
** 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: Li Shang]]
!!Li-Shang [-(BD Wong, Donny Osmond)-]

->"''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 masculiness, he has his moments.
** 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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* {{Badass}}: As demonstrated during the TrainingMontage.
* BadassCape: Because of his rank.
* BadassInCharge: 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 [[{{Badass}} Badasses]].
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* TheCaptain: Promoted to this in his first scene.
* CoolHorse: He has a WhiteStallion, but unlike Mulan's it doesn't have a name.
* DeadpanSnarker: He's got his moments.
* 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." And 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. Subverted 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.
* HardHead: Takes a headbutt from Shan Yu during the climax and is promptly knocked unconscious. He's awake less [[PlayingWithTropes than a minute later, and trying to fight in spite of an obvious concussion]].
* HeroicBuild: The {{Tritagonist}} and 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.
* LawOfChromaticSuperiority: During the second half of the movie, he wears a red cape.
* 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.
* [[ABoyAndHisX A Man And His Horse]]: His unnamed white stallion is always with him.
* MaybeEverAfter: With Mulan, when he agrees to stay for dinner.
--> '''Grandma Fa:''' Would you like to stay forever?
** By the sequel, [[spoiler:he has, but getting HappilyMarried takes a while]].
* MilitaryBrat: His father's the general.
* MrFanservice: Mulan 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."
* OfficialCouple: Proposes to Mulan in the sequel and they marry by the end.
* ParentalAbandonment: His mom wasn't shown or mentioned and we all know what happened to his DisappearedDad.
* RedIsHeroic: Sports a Red cape and is a true hero.
* SweetOnPollyOliver: Implied to be confused about his attraction to 'Ping'.
* {{Tritagonist}}: In both movies.
** 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.

[[folder: Yao, Ling, Chien-Po]]
!!Yao, Ling and Chien-Po [-(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''.
* 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.
* 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.
* 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.
* 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. Mulan was green.
* ComicTrio: They engage in slap-stick and group bickering and the occasional BigBallOfViolence.
* [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass Crouching Morons Hidden Badasses]]: They may be clowns, but you wouldn't want to be their enemies.
* 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''."
* 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 forementioned, 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.
* 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.
* TheNapoleon: Yao is one of the more fierce and BloodKnight-ish soldiers on the heroes' side and is also the shortest of them.
* 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.
* NiceMeanAndInbetween: Chien-Po, Yao and Ling, respectively; GentleGiant, HotBlooded, and the guy that's a mix of both.
* NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler:Ling and Ting-Ting.]]
* OfficialCouple: [[spoiler:With Mei, Ting-Ting and Su respectively by the end of the sequel.]]
* PluckyComicRelief: Most of the time they serve for humor.
* PoliticallyIncorrectHero: They start out as pretty chauvinistic, but they [[CharacterDevelopment get over it]] by the end.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Chien-Po is the Sensitive Guy to Yao and Ling's Manly Man.
* StoutStrength: Chien-Po is made of fat and muscle.
* 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.
* TookALevelInBadass: 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.
* 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.

[[folder: Fa Zhou]]
!!Fa Zhou [-(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.
* 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: How did he become so famous? What happened to his leg?
* HonorBeforeReason: "I will die doing what's ''right!''"
* LivingLegend: Consider the dialogue
-->'''Shang''': "''The'' Fa Zhou!?"
--> '''Chi Fu''': "I didn't know Fa Zhou had a son!"
* 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.
* 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.
* SoProudOfYou: [[spoiler: To Mulan, when she returns as a war-hero with the blessings and respect of the Emperor himself.]]
* WarriorPoet: Skillfully draws a metaphor between the late-blooming flower and Mulan.

[[folder: Fa Li]]
!!Fa Li [-(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.
* 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.

[[folder: Grandmother Fa]]
!!Grandmother Fa [-(JuneForay)-]

->"''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: 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.
* [[OpenMindedParent Open Minded Grandparent]]: 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).

[[folder: The Ancestors]]
!!The Ancestors [-(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.
* 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 descendents, 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.

[[folder: Chi Fu]]
!!Chi Fu [-(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 particularly notable.
* BilingualBonus[=/=]MeaningfulName: Chi Fu's name is a pun on the Chinese word for "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 ''still''...
* 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, misgoynistic 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 act horrified when they stumble upon [[spoiler:the razed village and slaughtered army]], even giving some polite words to Shang.
* [[ScreamsLikeALittleGirl Squeals Like a Little Girl]]: 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: The Emperor]]
!!The Emperor [-(Pat Morita)-]

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

The emperor of China.
* {{Badass}}: This dude has NervesOfSteel
* BadassBeard: A long white one that makes him look like a sage.
* BadassGrandpa: He's in Mulan's grandmother's generation or older.
* 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.
* TheEmperor: 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.
* TheGoodKing: This is his establishing character moment and cardinal trait.
* 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.]]"''
* 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.
--> ''"You don't meet a girl like that every dynasty."''

[[folder: Shan-Yu]]
!!Shan-Yu [-(Miguel Ferrer)-]

->"''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.
* {{Badass}}: He climbs the great wall, he massacres armies (including the army of General Li, while he's massacring a village), he ''survives an avalanche''.
* 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: Every line he has sends chills down your spine, especially when combined with his incredible dialogue.
* BadassMustache: Just see his {{Badass}} section and notice how pretty awesome Shan Yu's beard is.
* BaldOfAwesome: 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: "How many men does it take to deliver a message?"
* 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 menaching 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 / GutturalGrowler: He has a deep voice and is the BigBad.
* 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.
* FeatheredFiend: Has one for a pet.
* 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'' {{Badass}}
* GenericDoomsdayVillain: Sure, he's menacing and scary but compared to the other Disney Renaissance villains, his personality is much more bland.
* GeniusBruiser: Tactically speaking he is brilliant and physically speaking he is dangerous.
* 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]].]]
* 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.
* 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.
* MadeOfIron: [[spoiler: The avalanche should have killed him. Shan Yu simply pulled himself out without injury.]]
* 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 discount the [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness three from prior to the Disney Renaissance]], this is also the only DisneyPrincess film without a Villain Song.
* ObviouslyEvil: His grey skin, his black and yellow eyes, his bestially 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 [[DeadlyFireworksDisplay launches the rocket at him]].]]
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Averted/Inverted; he's one of the few male characters in the film who never outright says anything sexist towards Mulan. Granted, there wasn't really ''time'' for anything like that, but still it's notable considering many of the heroes start this way.
* SoftSpokenSadist: The only time he raised his voice is when the emperor refused to bow to him.
* SkywardScream: [[spoiler: When he realizes that the avalanche wiped out almost all of his army.]]
* UncattyResemblance: [[http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_maksw0PFsr1r0sm4j.jpg Compare him to his pet]] [[BigBadassBirdOfPrey falcon]].
* 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."''

[[folder: The Huns]]
!!The Huns
* 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 lead by Shang's father. [[spoiler: All the fatalies appear to be chinese.]]
* CharacterDeath: [[spoiler:Minus the five Huns that survived the avalanche, yes.]]
* 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: See above.
* {{Mooks}}: 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''.
* 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 Wouldn't Hit a Concubine]]: At least the aforementioned two.

[[folder: Mei, Ting-Ting, Su]]
!!Mei, Ting-Ting and Su [-(LucyLiu, Sandra Oh, LaurenTom)-]

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

The Emperor's three children
* 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.]]
* [[BigBrotherInstinct Big Sister Instinct]]: 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.
* ColorCodedCharacters: Mei is pink, Ting-Ting is purple and Su is yellow.
* [[DaddysGirl Daddy's Little Girls]]: 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.
* 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.
* [[MrExposition Ms Exposition]]: Ting-Ting explains the princess life.
* 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.
* OfficialCouple: [[spoiler: Mei with Yao, Ling with Ting-Ting, and Su with Chien-Po.]]
* [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Woman]]: Ting Ting is the most reasonable and mature of the three.
* PinkMeansFeminine: Mei's signature dress is pink.
* [[RoyalBrat Royal Brats]]: {{Averted}} because there's nothing bratty about them.
* TheStoic: Ting-Ting for about three-quarters of ''Mulan II''. "Just get your pomegranates in the carriage."
** NotSoStoic: When Ling gets her to laugh.
* TinyGuyHugeGirl: Mei is the Huge Girl to Yao's Tiny Guy; Yao may be physically tough, 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).
* [[IJustWantToBeNormal We Just Want To Be Normal]]: See IWantSong; it's about being like commoner girls.
* 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.

[[folder: The Matchmaker]]
!!The Matchmaker [-(Miriam Margolyes)-]

->"''You are a '''disgrace'''!''"
* 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 Fat Bitch]]: "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.
* 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: Hayabusa]]

%%* NakedPeopleAreFunny