* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation:
** Judging by his few appearances and his legacy, the [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands Shen Gong Wu]], one can infer that Dashi was either the definition of CrazyPrepared or a [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs very]] EruditeStoner. Maybe [[EccentricMentor both]].
** As this person points out in [[http://chipmunkfanatic.tumblr.com/post/47850028281/omi-betrayal-analysis this analysis]], Omi is using his prideful behavior to cover his abandonment issues and was legitimately heartbroken when Raimundo betrayed the team and even after he joins back up, is legitimately scared Rai doesn't mean it, only coming to trust him again in the original series finale.
** Jack falling for the monks trick. Is he genuinely that stupid or is he so desperate for approval that he doesn't care that its fake?
* BaseBreakingCharacter: Omi is possibly the biggest one. Some people hate him due to all his flaws, but others think that he's not that bad and there's more to him than just that.
* DracoInLeatherPants: Jack Spicer and Chase Young get this in spades from the fandom.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Le Mime also has a fairly sizable fanbase despite having a major role in only one episode.
* EvilIsSexy:
** Wuya fills out her Heylin outfit ''very'' nicely.
** [[EvenTheGuysWantHim Chase Young]].
** Katnappe also counts.
** ''[[UnpopularPopularCharacter Jack Spicer]]''.
* EvilIsCool: Chase Young.
* FanPreferredCouple: [[ImpliedLoveInterest Raimundo/Kimiko]] and also [[HoYay Chase/Jack]] for the YaoiFangirls
* FunnyAneurysmMoment: Raimundo's throwaway line in "Chameleon" (season 1, episode 6) - "Maybe I'm missing the point. [[spoiler: We're never gonna go after each other]]!" Talk about TemptingFate.
* GrowingTheBeard: "Mala Mala Jong" marks the point where the series starts taking itself more seriously without losing its humor, the episodes start becoming more interconnected, as well as letting the show become much more character and arc-centric.
* HilariousInHindsight: GreyDeLisle as an Asian girl with fire powers? [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Wait a minute...]]
* MagnificentBastard: Chase Young.
* MemeticMolester: According to some parts of the fandom, Chase Young is this to Omi. Not helped with lines like these:
-->'''Chase:''' [[AccidentalInnuendo I like your spunk little one!]]
* MemeticMutation:
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYNd3mgWxfA You got Jacked!]]
** '''Jack Spicer:''' It hurts! Get it out!
** A lot of sayings Omi butchers become these as well.
*** ''SECRET ELABORATE PLAN!''
* PeripheryDemographic: Possibly due to its CerebusSyndrome, it got quite a bit of a cult following amongst older teenagers.
* RootingForTheEmpire: Later on, every time Jack Spicer wins just feels better, with how much the guy suffers in one episode.
* TheScrappy: Hannibal Roy Bean is arguably the most hated character in the series, for being a {{Gonk}} and for being a GenericDoomsdayVillain who isn't as invincible as the narrative tries to make him look. This is why he's the only major villain not to appear in ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinChronicles''.
* SeasonalRot: The final season is largely viewed as being weak compared to the first two seasons, mainly due to not having [[RandomEventsPlot much of a story arc compared to the other seasons]], VillainDecay on the part of Jack and Wuya, and the new villain Hannibal Bean not being particularly threatening or interesting.
** Not to mention the series was ''very'' meticulous about keeping careful track of which characters had which Shen-Gong-Wu from episode to episode in the first two seasons. They stopped this in season 3, with one side stealing several Wu from the other at once and the show never mentioned which were stolen. It became difficult to stay invested in the show when Wu would just randomly appear for either side.
* TastesLikeDiabetes: Jack whenever he turns completely good via the Ying Yang World, to the point where even though he's wholeheartedly on their side, the monks like him even ''less'' [[WeWantOurJerkBack than they do when he's evil.]]
* TheyChangedItNowItSucks:
** News that the revival is being outsourced to Canada is already getting this reaction.
** Jack's new voice--with a higher pitch that makes him seem a lot younger--is also getting this reaction (though it was later revealed that it was simply a place-holder since his actual voice actor hadn't been hired yet).
** Fans also seem to be objecting to the use of CGI in the Showdowns, and the seemingly random name change to the Orb of Tornami, called the Orb of Torpedo in the preview clip.[[note]] The name change is [[JustifiedTrope justifiable]]. The names of the Shen Gong Wu are still the property of Warner Brothers, and so their names will be changed slightly or else the new show won't be able to use them. Most of these, however, were from a preview that was, as confirmed by the creators, leaked and not supposed to be on the internet in the first place, they also stated that it's also a fairly old clip; it's extremely likely that it's going to change somewhere down the line. [[/note]]
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: The show has several reference to the cast's family (namely Kimiko and Clay) but none of them made a significant appearance to show the home life of the four main characters.
* UnintentionallySympathetic: After a while it can be hard to enjoy the abuse Jack Spicer gets put through. While he's undoubtedly done villainous things, his status as a character who's not good enough for either the good guys or the bad guys along with the focus on his insecurities makes it ''really easy'' to feel sorry for him. He's given enough PetTheDog moments that it can look like build up to a HeelFaceTurn, but he never quite makes it.
* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic:
** The rest of the monks during Raimundo's [[FaceHeelTurn brief turn]] to the Heylin side. While Raimundo ''did'' betray them, they still gave up on him with startling ease, throwing out taunts and insults at him like they would any other foe. It isn't until they're on the verge of being crushed to death that they finally try appealing to his better nature. This comes off as deeply hypocritical, especially when Kimiko tells him "Rai, you're good. We know it!" (a sentiment none of them had expressed up until that moment).
** This actually applies to Raimundo's reason for his FaceHeelTurn in general; because the other monks mock him to no end about how he is still a Dragon-In-Training whereas the others got promoted to Xiaolin Apprentice. It's understandable that Raimundo didn't get promoted considering that he directly disobeyed his master's orders and nearly led to the monks defeat because he indirectly caused Wuya to reveal the Shen Gong Wu's location but for him to get repeatedly bullied by the others for his low ranking rather than consoling and helping him catch up to the others does not really help his hurt feelings at all. Is it any wonder that he decides to defect to the Heylin side. What pushes them to this trope is the fact that the show never acknowledges that they are the reason for his eventual defection and counting the entry above, ultimately make them come off as hypocrites more than anything, especially considering that not only they never apologized for how they treated him but they ''still'' continued to pick on him even after his HeelFaceTurn.
* UnpopularPopularCharacter: Jack, due to being such an IneffectualSympatheticVillain who rarely gets a break.
* WhatAnIdiot: Seriously, Omi trusted Chase Young even though he guessed that he was up to something.
* TheWoobie: Jack Spicer, and sometimes Omi and Raimundo.
** Kimiko, big time in ''Tangled Web''.
** Dojo in ''Master Monk Guan'' what with being the butt of everyone's jokes, called out for not helping the monks fight Jack's Wuya-Bots even though they've always known he's not exactly [[CowardlyLion brave]] and he almost gets killed so Chase can use him as a soup ingredient.
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