Characters / Jackie Chan Adventures

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The main characters of the show. Three members of an extended Chinese-American family (and their Japanese friend) from San Francisco who save the world from the forces of evil.
  • Badasses: They've battled all kinds of evil, from low-life criminals to demonic overlords.
  • Badass Family: While Tohru isn't related to the others, he is still considered part of the Chan clan, and the family business is demon busting (and selling antiques).
  • Badass in Distress: They all get their turns in needing rescue.
  • Badass Normal: None of them have any special powers when fighting demons and wizards, although they use magic objects.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: They've all been temporarily transformed into something not quite human at least once.
  • Fighter, Mage, Thief:
    • The Fighter: Jackie engages in physical combat the most, rarely using magic at all. And he tends to fail in speaking things out.
    • The Mage: Uncle's main purpose is to prepare the spells, participating in action the least.
    • The Thief: Jade is the most stealthy and cunning.
    • Tohru becomes a mix of the Fighter and the Mage.
  • Four Philosophy Ensemble:
    • The Cynic: Uncle rarely gives a crap about the concerns of others when he is trying to focus on the duty of saving the world.
    • The Optimist: Jade is not easy to discourage from adventuring.
    • The Realist: Jackie is the Only Sane Man who tries to maintain the peace of the group.
    • The Apathetic: Tohru is mostly a background assistant who rarely brings forth his own opinions.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble:
    • The Sanguine: Jade is the most keen on enjoying the life at hand, ditching anything boring.
    • The Choleric: Uncle can be quite bossy, especially when he is focusing on the task at hand.
    • The Melancholic: Jackie is the most easy to stress out and he vocally laments about the craziness around him.
    • The Phlegmatic: Tohru is a reserved helper, who tends to suffer everything quietly.
  • Quirky Household: They tend to distract each other quite much, but in the end they are one big happy family.

Jackie Chan

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Bad day — for demons.

Played by (live-action): Himself note 
Voiced by (animated): James Sie (adult), and Paul Robert Langdon (child)

The main hero of the series. He is an archaeologist on a mission to search for - in order - talismans, demon portals, animals with talisman powers, oni masks, and demon chi objects that were used to imprison Shendu's siblings. Though he's quite likely the only archaeologist on the planet up to this job (thanks to being Jackie Chan), he'd rather be on a dig or minding his Uncle's antique shop.
  • Action Hero: Though he'd prefer otherwise, he ends up solving most of the problems with violence.
  • Adorkable: When he's not serious, he's a nice awkward guy who Apologizes a Lot.
  • Adventurer Archaeologist: Double Subverted; the archaeology is more or less realistic but he's recruited for unrelated missions. Often times he wishes he could get back to his quieter real job.
  • Afraid of Needles: Other than dangerous criminals, the one thing he dislikes is getting a shot.
  • Almighty Janitor: In the Section 13 totem pole, he's just a glorified temp. He's also Jackie Chan.
  • Arbitrary Skepticism:
    • Throughout the series, he continues questioning the believability of new supernatural threats/phenomenons and Uncle's expositions. Unfortunately for him, he's almost certainly proved wrong 2 seconds later.
    • In "Chi of the Vampire", he lampshades the ridiculousness of the things they need to do to take back everyone's Chi, since the requirements are even more unusual than normal. It involves sticking a mushroom in the vampire's left sock and then tossing it in the river. It makes sense in context.
  • Badass: He regularly takes on mobsters, sorcerers, and demons.
  • Badass Bookworm: Jackie is an educated antiquarian and professional archaeologist. Martial arts are something he does on the side.
  • Badass Normal: He prefers using martial arts instead of magic to fight thugs, wizards, and demons. He usually doesn't need anything else.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He's generally pacifistic, however if you do press his Berserk Button by hurting his friends or family then he will own you.
  • Blue Is Heroic: He often wears a blue sweater.
  • Butt Monkey: He may be the hero, but he suffers a lot of comical injuries. And things often go another way than he'd like them to.
  • Captain Obvious: He has the habit of stating the obvious.
  • Catch Phrase: He has many phrases, including:
  • Characterization Marches On: In the first season, Jackie was easier to anger and more ready to act while in all the following seasons he's portrayed as the Martial Pacifist Nice Guy he's known as.
  • Combat Parkour: He uses acrobatic moves as part of his fighting style.
  • Compassionate Critic: Downplayed. He rarely congratulates Jade, trying to (fruitlessly) reduce her disobedience or rashness.
  • Composite Character: Of some classic characters real Jackie has portrayed, like the archaeologist in Operation Condor and the Martial Pacifist from Police Story.
  • Cool Uncle: Jade quickly believes that her martial artist Adventurer Archaeologist uncle is the coolest guy around.
  • Cowardly Lion: He's easy to startle or stress out most of the time, but he still leaps into action.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He may come off as this due to being a clumsy Butt Monkey, but he still saves the day in the end.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Sometimes it all becomes too much for him.
    "Yes, I can see this is some very special garbage."
  • Demonic Possession: Shendu has possessed him in "Demon World (Part 1)" to get to the Book of Ages.
  • Drunken Master: Twice. The first one occurs after Jackie gets bitten by a cobra. The second one occurs when he suffers from decompression sickness.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: In one episode, he absorbed the chi of Dai Gui the Earth Demon.
  • Expy: Of the real Jackie Chan, if he had Indiana Jones' occupation.
  • First Name Basis: Friends and family call him "Jackie".
  • Glass Cannon: Jackie could be seen as a downplayed version of this trope. For one thing, he's quite fast and agile, and decently strong. He's not by any means frail or a sucker in defense, but he appears to be somewhat susceptible to pain as he often winces when he gets a hit.
  • Good Is Not Soft: He's a nice guy, however when push comes to shove, he will fight back.
  • Goofy Print Underwear: He's thrice (one of those instances was a dream, but still) shown wearing pink boxers with red hearts.
  • Got Volunteered: He's often put on his adventures this way.
  • The Hero: The main heroic good guy.
  • Hero Harasses Helpers: No matter how many times Jade helps him out, he continues to view her messing things up, rarely congratulating her. And he rejected the J-Team's help upon their first formation.
  • Hero Stole My Bike: Everyone gets their turn, but Jackie is the most frequent perpetrator. See Apologizes a Lot.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: He shows signs of this trope. For example, he continues acting astonished when Jade disobeys him throughout the series.
    • Perhaps the best example of this trope was in "Into The Mouth Of The Evil" with the bad guys of the episode.
  • Humble Hero: In contrast to his glory- and adventure-seeking niece, Jade, he's happy in the antique shop.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Didn't want to get involved with Section 13, demons, or anything supernatural and complains about it.
  • I Work Alone: He's often reluctant to call for assistance beyond Uncle or Section 13. Most commonly he's reluctant to call in the J-Team. And don't get him started on his niece, he rarely wants her help.
  • Improvised Weapon: Being Jackie Chan, he's the master of this trope. His improvised arsenal includes windshield wipers, a spoon, his shirt and a human body!
  • Jekyll & Hyde: His Yin (light) and Yang (dark) sides separate 3 times.
  • Last Name Basis: Enemies usually call him "Chan".
  • The Leader: There's a reason its called the J Team. It's defied as he doesn't want to be a leader, but the other members like him so much, making him a Charismatic version of this trope.
  • Man Child: Though this is mostly averted, he sometimes exhibits simple-minded naïvety associated with this trope.
  • Martial Pacifist: He would rather talk than fight.
  • Nice Guy: Seriously, even his yang side turned out to be a Jerk with a Heart of Gold.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: The best example would be him destroying the Talismans, believing that would stop people from abusing their powers.
  • Not Quite Starring: While the real Jackie Chan plays himself in live-action (during some parts of the opening sequence, as well as the Q&A segments at the end of each episode), his animated character is (mostly) voiced by James Sie, who is known for his uncanny vocal impression of Chan. This is because Jackie Chan, by his own admission, did not speak English very well.
  • Only Sane Man: Gets stuck in this role more than a few times because his team mates all have quirks.
  • Parental Abandonment: The only mention we ever get about Jackie's parents was that they had sent him to live with Uncle, much like how Jade's parents sent her to live with Jackie.
  • Parental Substitute: Although we see Jade's parents, they've given Jackie the duty of raising their daughter, at least during school years.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Jade's red; calm, pacifistic, and even wears a blue shirt.
  • Sleepwalking: He does this in "Project A, For Astral" when Uncle forces him to sweep the shop despite being exhausted.
  • Weirdness Magnet: It seems no matter what he does, he always ends up accidentally uncovering the plots of ancient spirits and demons.
  • What You Are in the Dark: In "Deja Vu", he gets a chance to send Jade home to keep her from the magical adventures. Then he remembers her value at the last minute, he leaves it undone.
  • Wouldn't Hurt a Child: In "Through the Rabbit Hole", he has the opportunity of hurting the past Valmont, but ultimately doesn't use it. Chow lampshades it.
    Chow: ...Chan wouldn't hurt a kid. Not even mini-Valmont.

Jade Chan

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Helping Jackie, whether he wants it or not.
Voiced by: Stacie Chan (child and adult, second appearance), and Lucy Liu (adult, first appearance)

Jackie's niece who is always joining his adventures, much to Jackie's annoyance.
  • Big Eater: She has a BIG appetite, once eating 5 hot dogs and drinking 5 sodas in one ball game. Yet she still stays thin.
  • Blowing a Raspberry: Does this occasionally. During her time as the T-Girl, she was able to use the Dragon Talisman's power this way, much to her delight.
  • Book Dumb: Not very good in school, but very good at breaking into underground military installations.
  • Boyish Short Hair: It's combined with Tomboyish Sidetails that curl to the sides of her head from the hairline of her forehead, to accentuate her tomboyish nature.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: She's certainly a very stubborn and Hot-Blooded kid.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: She's not the type to sit down and do homework, but in addition to the Book Dumb and Guile Hero sections, her knowledge about science is decent.
  • Cassandra Truth: She keeps sharing her outrageous stories of adventuring with her uncle. Naturally, her teacher and classmates won't believe her.
  • Catch Phrase:
    • "Hi Jackie!" (After popping out of nowhere.)
    • "Awwww!" (Whenever Jackie refuses her requests.)
    • "Tch!" (Disregarding whatever rule or order she's been told.)
    • "Duh!"
    • "Go Jackie!"
    • "HIIIYAAAH!"
    • "Cyuuuute!"
    • "Jackieeee!"
    • "Talk later!"
  • The Chosen One: At the end of "The Chosen One", it's implied that she might be the Ben Shui Order's Chosen One.
  • Combat Pragmatist: She tends to be the only one of the heroes who thinks to use the various magical artifacts/weapons they've acquired (the Talismans usually).
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Jade is very impulsive and prone to foolish behavior, and she's even caused a few of the episode conflicts. She's still capable of cleaning up her messes though.
  • Culture Blind: You'd think that she was raised in America rather than China.
  • Cute Bruiser: Even without power-ups, she's abnormally strong for her size and nobody doubts her cuteness.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: She becomes a barefooter when she is the Queen of the Shadowkhan.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: She's been empowered and transformed a few times:
    • First, she wore the Mark of Tarakudo tattoo, which turned her into the Queen of the Shadowkhan.
    • Second, she got scratched by a cursed cat idol, which turned her into a Cat Girl with feline agility and senses.
    • Third, she absorbed all 12 Talisman powers.
    • Fourth, she absorbed the chi of Xiao Fung the Wind Demon.
  • Evil Feels Good: She was unsettlingly eager to be rebranded with the Mark of Tarakudo again, and was disappointed when Jackie vetoed it.
  • The Face: She's the one who formed the J-Team and has often spoken on the team's behalf, even if she's not asked to. Jackie is forced to admit this in "Weight and See", when he and Uncle go to Québec and have to deal with a French-speaking woman, who can't speak English. (Ironically, Jade was looking forward to practicing her French, only to be left behind again.)
    Jackie: Maybe we should have brought Jade.
  • Friend to All Living Things: It becomes useful during the hunt for the Talisman-empowered animals.
    • She adopts Scruffy, the Noble Dog.
    • While she doesn't think that the Noble Rat is cute, she won't let Daolon Wong harm it.
    • In "Shell Game", she opts to saving Aesop the tortoise from being eaten rather than retrieving the Rabbit Talisman from the Dark Hand.
    • In "The Curse Of El Chupcabra", when Paco is about to suggest that they hand the goat stock over to the Chupacabra, Jade forbids him to even finish that sentence.
  • Future Badass: Adult Jade became the leader of Section 13... at least until Future Captain Black got back and she was demoted.
  • Gasshole: Pure belch variant in "Relics of Demons Past". Augmented when she accidentally turned into a Wind Demon.
  • Genre Savvy: She often uses the knowledge gained from movies, comics and TV shows. Sometimes she's Wrong Genre Savvy, but mostly she's the most Genre Savvy of the heroes.
  • God Save Us from the Queen!: After the Mark of Tarakudo turned her evil (before it was finally removed), she claims the title of Queen of the Shadowkhan.
  • Good Is Not Soft: Jade has occasionally shown to be more ruthless than the other heroes. For example, without hesitation or remorse, Jade fires the Dragon Talisman to kill Shendu, who had already lost his immortality and was turned into a statue again. Granted while Shendu is an evil demon, he was already defeated and defenseless.
  • Guile Heroine: She takes after her uncle in this regard. "Greatest victory is the battle not fought" and all that.
  • Hero-Worshipper: She really admires and respects Jackie, especially as far as Paco is concerned with his hero El Toro.
  • Hulking Out: Uses the Ox Talisman to do so in "The Amazing T-Troop", complete with a quick Growing Muscles Sequence.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: Unlike Jackie, she finds their adventures to be very fun, and rarely sees any downside to them.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: With Tohru. They exchanged yin-yang necklaces and everything; young and old, big and small etc.
  • Just a Kid: No matter what she does, she gets this treatment throughout the series, much to her annoyance.
  • Kick Chick: When she fights, she tends to perform a flying kick.
  • Kid-Appeal Character: Type 3: a school-age kid that drops into Jackie's life as soon as the Section 13 business starts, i.e. Episode 1.
  • Kid Sidekick: Unofficially of course, because she's a kid and a Reckless Sidekick.
  • The Kids Are American: She grew up in Hong Kong, but sounds like she grew up in Los Angeles. (Her voice actress is from Los Angeles.)
  • The Lancer: More aggressive than Jackie, more interested in the supernatural, and constantly subverting his orders.
  • Leitmotif: When a quick flute tone is heard, you can bet Jade is up to something.
  • Little Miss Snarker: She makes sassy quips all the time.
    Jade: (after Jackie accidentally causes their transport (a giant glider plane) to fly away) See? This is why we can't buy you anything nice.
  • Little Stowaway: Regularly hides in Jackie's luggage in order to follow his adventures.
  • Loophole Abuse: She's a master user of this trope. A couple of examples:
    Jade: Just when you think you're out, they pull you back in. So can I-
    Jackie and Black: No. (drive off to fight the Talisman-powered Dark Hand)
    Jade: (angry) Wouldn't even let me ask. (in realization) And if I didn't ask, how am I supposed to know what they said "no" to?

    Jackie: Jade, maybe you should go with Uncle.
    Jade: Aw! (walks off)
    Uncle: (waves goodbye as his train departs)
    Jade: I miss him already.
    Jackie: Jade! I told you to go with Uncle, not...stay...with...uncle...
    Jade: No wonder I got confused, too many uncles.
  • The Napoleon: She's not the type to take crap from anyone. And she hates being called "shrimp".
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: She has her share of moments like unwittingly solving Valmont's riddle ("Tohru Who") and kicking Ratso to an oni mask ("Samurai Ratso").
    "Oopsie."
  • One of the Boys: She doesn't get a female role model until Viper.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Subverted. Her luggage and nightgown are pink, but she is not feminine.
  • Pint-Sized Kid: She remains in her height of 3 feet throughout the series.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Her flying kick can knock down a full grown thug.
  • Plucky Girl: This girl is not easy to break.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner: Before she fires the Dragon Talisman at Shendu, she dismisses his declaration of revenge.
    Shendu: I will have my revenge. If it takes another 900 years!
    Jade: Tch. No Rat means you're just a statue. And no Dog means, you're not immortal.
  • Psychotic Smirk: She has sometimes made these. Some fans have noted how similiar they are to the ones Azula has made.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Jade gains these in conjunction with eerie pale skin and Power Echoes as the Queen of the Shadowkhan.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Jackie's blue; more reckless, more excited, less cautious, and even wears red shoes.
  • Scout Out: A member of both the girl and boy scouts.
  • Shipper on Deck: For Jackie / Viper.
    "She'd be such a cool aunt!"
  • Slasher Smile: When Drew teases her one too many times after she tattoos herself with Tarakudo's brand, Jade flashes a particularly bloodthirsty grin, complete with her irises turning dark red, and summons some Shadowkhan to attack him. Fortunately for him, the bell snaps her back to her senses.
  • The Sneaky Gal: She often uses the Stealth Hi/Bye and Snooping Little Kid tropes. In the first episode, she easily snuck into Section 13's base.
  • Snooping Little Kid: She tends to be involved to the plot this way. Valmont even lampshades it to Jackie in "The New Atlantis".
    "So this is why your niece is always with you? And here I just thought you were horribly irresponsible."
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: Bordering on Offscreen Teleportation. She's done it inside an M.I.B. base and all the way to the Moon.
  • Street Smart: She never seems to be uncomfortable walking in unfamiliar places.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: Her honey colored eyes sometimes look golden. See The Chosen One section above.
  • Super-Powered Evil Side: Being branded with the Mark of Tarakudo tattoo gave her control over the Shadowkhan, but slowly transformed her into a blue-skinned demon with glowing red eyes and fangs.
  • Tagalong Kid: Despite Jackie's best efforts she follows him on his missions; with or without his knowledge.
  • Tomboy: She has the crude demeanor, wears boyish clothes, has a skateboard, etc.
    • The only time we see her wearing a dress was when she was the Queen of Shadowkhan, if you discount her nightgown.
    • Also, she was obviously dismayed when Jackie signed her up for a girl scout troop.
  • Underestimating Badassery: She's more often than not underestimated by everyone due to her age.
  • Waif-Fu: Works on school bullies, less so on demons and it also varies. In one episode she's easily beating giant mooks including one who easily floored Jackie, and suddenly she's easily restrained by Finn, Chow, or Ratso.
  • Wait Here:
    Jade: "Tch. When will he learn?"
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: Despite being a mischievous Bratty Half-Pint, she shows signs of this trope at times. It's even lampshaded in "Lost City Of The Muntabs".
    "You are so young, yet speak with the wisdom of an elder."

Uncle Chan

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That lizard is a deadly weapon. Seriously.
Who else wants a piece of Uncle?

Voiced by: Sab Shimono

Jackie's uncle and Jade's great-uncle. He runs an antique shop, and is also an expert wizard of chi magic. He's actually the cousin of (one of) her parents... they think.
  • Abusive Parents: Downplayed. Uncle treats his nephew rather poorly, shows little to no concern for the trouble Jackie goes through and slaps him a lot, which is the way a martial arts master would correct his students. But in "Through the Rabbit Hole", the past Uncle is not shown mistreating the child Jackie in any way, so his current behaviour probably started only after Jackie's childhood.
  • Anime Hair: Look at his page image; it sticks up in several points.
  • Arbitrary Skepticism: He knows about magic, Chinese demons, Santa Claus, and many other mythical things. But he initially refused to believe that Tarakudo is Japanese or that Oni exist. He also dismissed the importance of Hana Fuda Cards and Miss Kimber's precognitions. And he doesn't believe in the tooth fairy.
  • Asian Rudeness: Deconstructed in a Season 4 episode, when he was overly demanding and rude to Tohru (even more than usual), which caused Tohru to get mad at him, resulting in both not wanting to trade a word with each other. Later, when Tohru gets captured thanks to this, he realized how much of a jerk he was.
    Uncle: One more thing! I say "one more thing" a lot!
  • Asian Store-Owner: Very protective of his antiques, and has the skills to back it up.
  • Badass Bookworm: Uncle always performs extensive research about the magical artifact or monster of the week, which helps save the day.
  • Badass Grandpa: Reconstructed Trope. He's too old to fight like he used to, but when he was young he didn't have magic, and it's magic that ultimately defeats the bad guys.
  • Badass Normal: His blowfish is more or less a magic gun, and the other spells can be done by anyone, even Jade, who has no idea what she's doing.
  • Birthday Hater: "When I am another year younger, I will celebrate."
  • Blowing a Raspberry: When he sabotages Daolon Wong's Talisman power-locator connection in "Monkey A Go-Go", Wong sees him doing this thrice "onscreen".
    • He does this to Wong two times when he's in his astral form in "The Ox-Head Incident".
  • Catch Phrase: He has many phrases, including:
    • "Jackieeee!"
    • "One more thing!"
    • "AIYAAAH!" (Whenever he's shocked.)
    • "Yu Mo Gwai Gui Fai Di Zao!" (Chinese for "Evil demons and malevolent spirits, be gone!". This is his most often used spell, with a wide variety of functions.)
    • "Magic must defeat magic!"
    • "[X] is not important!"
    • "We must do research!"
    • "Talk later!"
    • "You want Uncle to do [X]? Yes/No? Then let Uncle work in peace!"
    • "You want a piece of Uncle?"
    • "Eating garlic is good for you!"
    • "[X] is good for digestion".
  • Cloudcuckoolander: It comes with his job description as a Chi Wizard.
  • Cool Old Uncle: Jackie, Jade, and Tohru very much look up to him.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He comes off as an eccentric and grouchy geezer, until he demonstrates his magical and martial expertise.
  • Deadpan Snarker: The most sarcastic fellow around, with Jade following him by a close second.
  • Detect Evil: He gets the "willies" when evil forces - Daolon Wong, Dark Chi Warriors... - are near. But he doesn't get them when Oni are near.
  • Dope Slap: A running gag has him hitting Jackie in the head with a two-fingered strike every time he does or says something wrong. He has also done this to Captain Black, Tohru, Jackie's Yang side, Daolon Wong, Hak Foo, Hsi Wu, Super Moose, and at least twice himself. Ironically, he's never shown doing this to Jade or Tohru's mother.
  • Eccentric Mentor: Tohru's magic mentor, and has more than a few quirks.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: One time, a Jiangshi drained Uncle's chi, turning him into an evil vampire minion with super strength.
  • Everyone Calls Him Barkeep: He's just known as Uncle to everybody (except Mamma Tohru who calls him "Billy Goat").
  • Good Is Not Nice: Uncle's obviously not the friendliest character on the show, but he does fight for his family and the side of good.
  • Grumpy Old Man: He's been shown happy exactly twice in five seasons, and one of them was a magic induced dream.
  • Honorary Uncle: He's everyone's Uncle. Really.
  • Insistent Terminology: Jackie "fell asleep". "Uncle merely resting brain".
  • Insufferable Genius: He's right about everything magical (mostly) and whenever he says "Magic must defeat magic".
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He often yells and slaps others, especially his nephew, and he lacks tact, but he does show his softer side every now and then.
  • Kung-Fu Wizard: He's an expert at both kung fu and chi magic, skills which he taught Jackie and Tohru respectively.
  • Leitmotif: His is some sort of a Chinese stringed instrument.
  • Magic Wand: Uncle uses an enchanted blowfish and lizard to cast spells, or to fire chi energy beams in combat.
  • Mahjong: He enjoys this game. He states that he was the Hong Kong Community Center Champion in 1955, but he loses several times to Tohru's mother. He says she cheats; "Every time I sneeze, you move a piece!"
  • Mean Boss: He can often be an overbearing nagger towards Jackie, Tohru, and anyone else who is working under him (like Section 13 agents or the Enforcers). It became the root of the feud between himself and Tohru in "The Demon Behind".
    Uncle: (after Tohru snaps at him for ordering him around) You disrespect Uncle? Uncle took you in. Put roof over your head. Put food in your belly. Lots of food, and this is how you repay me?
    Tohru: I cook. I clean. I travel the world to be smothered in fish. And you thank me by demanding (imitates Uncle) "many more things".
  • Mentor Archetype: Old, wise, and takes a formal apprentice.
  • No Name Given: Just call him "Uncle".
  • Old Master: Who taught Jackie his martial arts and Tohru his magic?
  • Parental Substitute: It would seem that he did the job of raising up Jackie.
  • Pressure Point: If it's not a chi spell or kick, it's this. Again because it's a powerful art that can be used by old and frail people.
  • Screw Politeness Im A Senior: Established in the pilot: "You no make coffee this morning! Coffee is the only thing keeping Uncle's ancient heart beating. You want dead Uncle? No? Then you make coffee!"
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: He has it with Kai Ching, Tohru's mother, and Ms. Kimber. He takes them as seriously as Daolon Wong.
  • So Last Season: His knowledge of Chinese magic becomes near useless during Season 4 due to the Oni being Japanese instead of Chinese like previous season villains. He learns to cope, but often sometimes it's through very slow impractical methods, such as spending hours transcribing with the help of a Japanese-to-Chinese dictionary.
  • Specs of Awesome: Those specs aren't just for show, as Uncle uses them to read Chinese fine print.
  • Strolling Through the Chaos: He can be found casually making his way through a battlefield in order to find some magical dohickey.
  • The Smart Guy: When something magical happens, he's usually the only one with any idea what's going on.
  • Technologically Blind Elders: Uncle doesn't know how to use computers and fax machines. In fact he smashed Jade's laptop because he thought it was cursed by dark magic.
  • Third-Person Person: He mostly refers to himself as "Uncle" instead of "I".
  • Took a Level in Badass:
    • When he used the Dog Talisman, which mentioned only in its first appearance makes the wearer as strong as they were in their prime as well as granting Complete Immortality. While he was already Badass, with the talisman he was nearly unstoppable, Hak Foo only managed to hit him once in the entire episode.
    • As Jade states in one episode, Uncle's spells keep on becoming more awesome.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Mung beans and garlic. They're good for digestion, you know.
  • Witch Doctor: His chi spells involve ingredients like "eel saliva" and "hair of ewe".

Tohru

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Crunch.
I hate fish.

Voiced by: Noah Nelson

A Japanese sumo wrestler who was once a Dark Hand enforcer, but he defects to the Chans. He works for Uncle at his antique shop, and becomes his apprentice in chi magic.
  • The Apprentice: Becomes one for Uncle's chi magic knowledge.
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Before he became a good guy, he threw his weight around.
  • Badass: He could at times be the better of Jackie in his early appearances. And later on, he also defeated the original three Dark Chi Warriors single-handedly, after Jackie struggled with them the entire episode.
  • Badass Baritone: His voice is deeper than those of the other heroes, or most of the villains.
  • Badass Normal: Even after he learns magic, he relies much more on his natural strength and fighting spirit than it.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Once his friendship with Jade is settled, hurting her becomes one of the ways to really set him off. As he says to Valmont, "If anything happens to her, I will turn you inside out."
  • Big Eater: One of his defining traits (commenting that part of his defection was hearing that Section 13 served donuts on Thursdays). In fact, the only time he didn't have an appetite was in "Pleasure Cruise" when he got seasick.
  • The Big Guy: As a good guy he is the big and heavy hitter for the J-Team.
  • Brick Joke: Tohru joined Section 13 because of an earlier episode, when Jackie suggested this to him on the statement that they serve doughnuts on Tuesdays.
  • The Brute: As a member of the Dark Hand before his redemption, he was the big muscle head for the Big Bad.
  • Butt Monkey: More when he was a bad guy, but the comical mishaps happens when he's good too.
  • Catch Phrase:
    • "NYAR!"
    • "I hate fish."
    • "[Hand over] the Talisman." (When he worked for the Dark Hand.)
    • "What?" (When someone looks at him like he's done something wrong.)
  • Character Development: He undergoes the most visible one in the series. He starts out in the series as The Dragon to Valmont but then leaves The Dark Hand and joins Section 13. Over time, he also develops a close Intergenerational Friendship with Jade and starts a magic apprenticeship under Uncle, eventually becoming a powerful Chi Wizard in his own right.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Do you think he was born with those muscles? All that strength came from hard work.
  • Criminal Amnesiac: In "Tohru Who?", Valmont erases Tohru's memories with a potion and manipulates him into thinking that he still serves the Dark Hand. And he acts exactly like he did while he served them. Fortunately, it's resolved.
  • Detect Evil: He gets the willies when an Oni is present.
  • Disappeared Dad: While Tohru's mother is a recurring character, his father is never even mentioned.
  • Disney Death: In the finale, he is buried underneath Section 13 when the Ice Gang destroys it. But after he gets dug out, he turns out to be alive and well.
  • Don't Tell Mama: His mother is unaware that he was a thug working for Valmont and not knowing that the latter is a crime boss.
  • Does Not Like Spam: "I. Hate. Fish."
  • The Dragon: Replaced by Hak Foo as Valmont's number one enforcer.
  • Drink Order: Grape soda's his favorite; grape soda.
  • Easily Forgiven: Surprisingly, after everything he puts the Chans through during the first season (like almost slicing Jade's stomach open while she was conscious), he's rather quickly accepted as one of them.
  • Empowered Badass Normal:
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Sure, Tohru's Mom wasn't even mentioned before his reformation, but the fact that he kept his criminal life a secret from her even then shows the Don't Tell Mama aspect of the trope.
  • Fat Bastard: Before he becomes a good guy, he was a corpulent henchman.
  • Genius Bruiser: After he learns magic. And even before that, he's not exactly a Dumb Muscle guy.
  • Gentle Giant: After his turn to the side of good, he is a mountain of a man and a Nice Guy.
  • Good Feels Good: Tohru decides that he enjoys serving the Chans much more than the ungrateful Valmont.
  • Good Is Not Soft: Even after his redemption, he requires less provocation than Jackie to start beating down the bad guys.
  • Got Volunteered: He didn't ask to become Uncle's apprentice and was shocked when the old wizard just picked him up.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After Valmont's and Shendu's mistreatment of him, he quits his life of crime to help out the Chan family.
  • Hidden Depths: Although initially introduced as Valmont's loyal and most powerful (but somewhat dimwitted) enforcer, Tohru would eventually show that he's actually a Gentle Giant when not being goaded by Valmont. Later on it's revealed that he takes to Chi Magic extremely fast, and is actually gifted when it comes to the Japanese version of Chi Magic, briefly outdoing Uncle in magic.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: With Jade being the Tiny Girl to his Huge Guy. She would often sit on his shoulder.
  • I Am Not My Father: In "Mirror, Mirror", he almost shouts this when Jade accuses him of acting in an overprotective way like his mother. In the same episode, an evil mirror spirit turns him into a gigantic version of his mother, as it is his biggest fear.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: With Jade, as he becomes protective of her after his Heel–Face Turn. It's surprising seeing as the first time they were seen together he wanted to cut her open since she accidentally swallowed the Rooster Talisman.
  • Kung-Fu Wizard: After training under Uncle, he adds magic to his formidable physical power.
  • Leitmotif: Sometimes when he appears, a base drum can be heard.
  • Load-Bearing Hero: He does this to give Jade time to escape Section 13 when it's destroyed in the Grand Finale.
  • Made of Iron: He has fallen from great heights more than once, yet he always recovers from his injuries. Not even bringing the whole Section 13 on him is enough to permanently injure him.
  • Mighty Glacier: Both during his time as a member of the Dark Hand and The J-Team, he was the biggest, slowest, and strongest member.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: He got most of the blame during the 1st season for the Enforcers' failures, and it helped to play out his Heel–Face Turn.
  • Momma's Boy: Loves his mom, and her approval means so much it crosses into "Well Done, Son!" Guy. In fact, he usually addresses her with an affectionate "Mommy", even when in danger.
  • Perpetual Frowner: He mostly kept his face scowled while he served the Dark Hand.
  • Punch! Punch! Punch! Uh Oh...: Jackie, to him, many, many times in the first season, because of his muscle and bulk.
  • The Quiet One: He has always been a man of few words.
  • Redemption Promotion: He was already intimidating as a henchman, then he turned a new leaf and learned magic.
  • Reformed, but Rejected: Although it doesn't take long for the Chans to accept him, the authorities still have lingering suspicion of him, as he was being framed for some thefts by a pair of magic gloves.
  • Samurai Ponytail: You might view Tohru's hairstyle as the second variety of this trope. He's quite reserved, down to earth and an aggressive fighter. It turns out that he has a samurai ancestor.
  • Signed Up for the Dental: The first thing he said upon announcing his Heel–Face Turn was "I'm told Section 13 serves doughnuts on Tuesdays". He was parroting an offer Jackie made earlier but still.
  • The Smart Guy: After his Heel–Face Turn he is training to be one as Uncle's apprentice.
  • Staircase Tumble: A running gag for the poor man. Almost always a long, spiral staircase.
  • Stout Strength: He is morbidly obese but also very muscular. It's mandatory for someone with the physique of a sumo wrestler.
  • Super-Powered Evil Side: He gets Tarakudo's mark because Jackie doesn't want Jade to be the Queen of the Shadowkhan again.
  • Took a Level in Badass: He starts out as an intimidating Giant Mook. By the end of the series, he's a full chi wizard.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: He goes from a stern, intimidating and ruthless Fat Bastard to a more relaxed, helpful and protective Gentle Giant.
  • Turncoat: He leaves the Dark Hand for the Chans in the finale of the 1st season and fights against his former cohorts for the rest of the series.
  • Undying Loyalty: To the Chan family after he befriends them.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: His fear of Oni. As a child he dreaded them. The fact that they turn out to be real is a problem for him.
  • Wouldn't Hit a Girl: After his Heel–Face Turn. It gives him trouble when he faces a female wrestler in one episode.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: Jade calls him a sumo wrestler, though Tohru insists that he's not.

    Section 13 and J-Team 
Section 13 is a government intelligence facility commanded by Captain Black. The "J-Team" is what Jade calls the Chan family's various allies.
  • Badasses: They've battled all kinds of evil, from low-life criminals to demonic overlords.
  • Badass Crew: Jade likes to think of Jackie's friends as being like a superhero team, much to his disbelief.
  • Badass Normal: None of them were born with any special powers, although they occasionally use magic objects.
  • The Bus Came Back: During the last season, El Toro, Paco, and Viper appear only in a brief non-speaking appearance in "Black And White Chi All Over", but show up for the Final Battle.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: They've all been temporarily transformed into something not quite human at least once.
  • Five-Token Band: If you count both the Chan Clan and J-Team together, they're a diverse bunch. The Chans are Chinese, Tohru is Japanese, El Toro and Paco are Mexican, Viper is ambiguously brown, and Captain Black is the only member of the group to be an unambiguously non-Hispanic white American.

Captain Augustus Black

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Whoa, Nellie!
The only King I bow to is Elvis, and I don't see you wearing blue suede shoes.

Voiced by: Clancy Brown

The head of Section 13 and Jackie's long-time friend. First he doesn't believe in magic, but that changed when he saw Shendu.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Normally when the Tiger Talisman splits a person into yin and yang twins, the yin side is usually a sickeningly passive wimp who is too scared to fight. In his case... it's just him as he normally is; a Badass.
  • Big Good: The Leader of Section 13 which is the vanguard of humanity against demons and evil human organizations alike.
  • Butt Monkey: He tends to get injured fairly often. And after Season 1, he gets no respect from his superiors for his claims about magic and demons.
  • Catch Phrase: "Whoa, Nellie."
  • The Captain: The man in charge of Section 13.
  • Colors: Averted: despite his surname being Black, he's one of the good guys. However, when he's possessed by an Oni Mask, he remarks at one point his surname to be appropriate for being the color of Darkness.
  • Contagious Cassandra Truth: After witnessing demons and magic first hand, he tries to report it to his superiors, but they decide he's gone crazy. He has to take Rorschach tests where he thinks all the images are demons!
  • Empowered Badass Normal: While wearing the Sumo Khan Oni Mask, he not only becomes more powerful personally, but he also replaces Section 13's human agents with the Shadowkhan.
  • Friend on the Force: He helps Jackie stay out of trouble with the authorities.
  • Incorruptible Pure Pureness: After accidentally wearing an Oni mask, he is uncorrupted by it until Tarakudo tricks him into releasing Shadowkhan.
  • Inkblot Test: He's forced to undergo this in "Rumble In The Big House". All he sees are "Demon. Demon. Socks... worn by a really big demon."
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: Unlike most of the other cast, he's not remarkably strong, fast or durable, but he's shown to have a decent fighting prowess in those few times he's actually seen fighting.
  • Mission Control: For Jackie and his J-Team allies on adventures where magic isn't the main concern.
  • Morton's Fork: Before he believed in magic, he was incapable of dealing with magical threats due to lack of intel and expertise. After he was convinced magic existed, his superiors refused to believe him, questioned his mental health (especially when magical items went inert), and still didn't provide him with the resources needed to deal with magic.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: He's the badass leader to a secret agency equipped with state of the art weapons and scientific equipment, but compared to Jackie, his family, the J-Team, and the supernatural villains, he just can't compare because they don't have a magic department.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Understandably skeptical of supernatural, until he gets proof at the end of the first season.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: When he ends up wearing an Oni Mask, then after Jade splits him into good and evil halves with the Tiger Talisman, the evil half gets the mask.
  • Token White: Among the good guys, he's the only significant and unambiguously Caucasian character.

El Toro Fuerte

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He sleeps with his mask.
This is no costume, Captain Black. This is a way of life.

Voiced by: Miguel Sandoval

A Mexican wrestler who Jackie meets on his search for the Ox Talisman. He becomes a friend who occasionally helps the Chans on their missions.
  • Acrofatic: He's somewhat stout, but still an agile fighter.
  • Badass Beard: He has a small chin beard.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: If he's not wearing his wrestling outfit, he usually wears a formal business suit.
  • Badass Normal: He's introduced with the Ox Talisman, but (excluding more serious fights) never uses it after his first episode.
  • Bald of Awesome: Downplayed. Normally, his entire head is covered by his wrestling mask.
  • The Big Guy: After Tohru, he is the big and heavy hitter for the J-team.
  • Broken Pedestal: Paco is heartbroken after his idol is proven to be a fraud, but after witnessing how El Toro decides to stop using the Ox Talisman to win his fights, this trope is subverted.
  • Catch Phrase:
  • Empowered Badass Normal: He once had the Curse of the Chupacabra, which turned him into a goat-eating monster every night.
  • The Faceless: Subverted. Despite his catchphrase, we get several looks at his face throughout the series, mostly not of his own accord.
  • Fake Ultimate Hero: In his debut appearance, he was the greatest wrestler of Mexico, but he secretly used the Ox Talisman to secure his position. After the humbling destruction of his image, he decides to fight honestly, defying this trope for the rest of the series.
  • Friend to All Children: He's quite nice to both Paco and Jade. And during the finale, he takes a moment to affectionately address a baby.
  • Gentle Giant: A really nice guy, despite the mask and muscles.
  • Gratuitous Spanish: He only uses Spanish when talking to Paco and his family.
  • Heroic BSOD: After the Dark Hand take the Ox Talisman away from him and Paco, heartbroken to know his idol is a cheater, runs away; El Toro is left feeling ashamed and unworthy. Fortunately, after Jade demands him to help saving Jackie and he decides to stop using the Talisman once and for all, he regains his idols' admiration and his own self-respect.
  • The Klutz: He has a tendency to act impulsively, often accidentally injuring Jackie in the process.
  • Leitmotif: Slow Spanish guitar strummings.
  • Masked Luchador: This is both his day job and his way of life.
  • Meaningful Name: His name means in Spanish "The Strong Bull".
  • Mighty Glacier: Downplayed. He's about as strong as Tohru. He's fast and agile, but not as agile as Jackie or Viper.
  • No Name Given: "El Toro Fuerte" is his stage name.
  • The Rival: To Tohru in his initial episode. In his second appearance, they briefly get into another scuffle due to a misunderstanding, but after it was explained that Tohru was now good, they become close allies.
  • Spandex, Latex, or Leather: Spandex in his wrestling costume.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: The episode "Aztec Rat Race" reveals him to have musophobia, a fear of mice and rats.
  • Wouldn't Hurt a Child: Jade takes advantage of this.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: Even without the Ox Talisman, he's strong enough to enter a Brawler Lock with the more massive Tohru.

Paco

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El Toro is the greatest!
El Toro is the greatest!

Voiced by: Franco Velez

El Toro’s self-proclaimed "biggest fan", who apparently is apprenticed under his idol. If El Toro is near, expect him to not be far behind.
  • Birds of a Feather: In most episodes, his personality is basically a slightly more jerkish version of Jade's. In an interesting example of this trope, rather than making them instantly get along it's usually thanks to this trope that they fight so much - but at the same time, they are able to drop it and be friends in a moment whenever they need to.
  • Catch Phrase: "El Toro is the greatest!"
  • Characterization Marches On: He was more of a Jerk with a Heart of Gold in earlier episodes, but becomes more passive and childish in later episodes - possibly because of fan reaction to his earlier personality.
  • The Drag-Along: Though he is not necessarily unwilling and is generally quick on the uptake, it's usually Jade pulling him along on their adventures - especially during the J-Team episodes, where "Jade sneaks off with Paco in tow while the adults are distracted and saves the day" is a running gag.
  • Fanboy: Self-professed to be El Toro's biggest fan.
  • Hero-Worshipper: El Toro is Paco's ideal in both professional aspirations and daily life.
  • Heroic Willpower: Of all the Oni Mask wearers, he's the only one who manages to pull it off all by himself.
  • Hidden Depths: He shows how much of a hero he can be when he manages to break free from the Mind Control of one of the Oni Masks.
  • "I Know You Are in There Somewhere" Fight: At the center of one in season four because of an oni mask.
  • Kid Sidekick: For El Toro like Jade is for Jackie, but the difference is that El Toro is more receptive to the idea, at least as far as the wrestling ring.
  • Legacy Character: Looking to become a luchador like El Fuerte. He's even got a miniature version of his costume in season 4.

Viper

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EX-super thief
Jackie! Hey, sorry about the double-cross...

Voiced by: Susan Eisenberg

An (ex-)thief who Jackie gets caught up with in the search for the Snake Talisman. Hilarity Ensues. From the second season on, she drops in from time to time to help the Chans.
  • Action Girl: She's an expert thief who is on the same level with Jackie in terms of martial arts.
  • Ambiguously Brown: She is noticeably darker-skinned than most of the other main characters but her exact ethnicity is never revealed.
  • Ambiguously Jewish: She hosted a Hanukkah party in the Christmas episode.
  • Anti-Hero: From her second appearance onward she is an ally, but not as heroic or law-abiding as Jackie.
  • Anti-Villain: During her first appearance she is a cat burglar, who is not above sabotaging agreements for her own advantage. However, she's only interested in using the Snake Talisman to advance her career of a thief, nothing more sinister.
  • Badass Normal: Similar to Captain Black and El Toro, she's a non-powered martial artist that takes on demons and wizards.
  • The Chick: Downplayed. The only official female member of the J-Team and an implied Love Interest, but she's hardly a moral center.
  • Classy Cat-Burglar: She is very refined, graceful, and elegant, and also an extremely efficient thief.
  • Cool Big Sis: Jade sees her as a role model, much to Jackie’s chagrin.
  • Dark Action Girl: In her debut episode she was still a professional super thief.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Before her Heel–Face Turn, she was amoral, but not particularly sinister. And though she remains as a cynical individual, she regularly assists her new friends.

    The Dark Hand 
The most recurring enemies in the series, yet also the least threatening. The Dark Hand is a criminal gang based in San Francisco. They shift their focus from regular organized crime to assisting various demons and sorcerers. Things keep going further downhill for them from there.
  • Butt Monkeys: All of them receive a lot of comical abuse, and increasingly so with every season.
  • Demoted to Extra: Eventually the Dark Hand disbands, so the former members of the gang only appear in 3 episodes of Season 5.
  • The Family for the Whole Family: Despite being gangsters, they're very incompetent, and they aren't really seen committing any crimes besides robbery. Finn is seen carrying a pistol twice, but he never gets the chance to use it.
  • Five-Token Band: Valmont is British (English), Finn is Irish-American, Chow is Chinese-American, Ratso may be Italian-American, and Hak Foo is Chinese. The group also originally included Tohru, who is Japanese.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villains: Because of all the supernatural crap going on, they never get to score any cash.
  • Oddly Small Organization: It's strange that Valmont would rely mostly on the Enforcers since the 1st season included nameless Mooks. Probably the Talisman hunt took a toll on the Dark Hand's finances.
  • Offstage Villainy: According to Captain Black, they have connections to nearly every known form of criminal activity, but there isn't much shown. However, it speaks volumes that when Valmont, Finn, and Ratso allow themselves to be arrested in "Rumble In The Big House", they're sentenced to be incarcerated for 50 years in Hollowlands Maximum Security Prison.
  • The Syndicate: They are said to be this in the beginning of the 1st season, as they've given Section 13 trouble in the past. This status ends during the 1st or 2nd season.
  • Villain Decay: They start out as The Syndicate, but by the beginning of the 3rd season, they're so high and dry that a simple cafeteria bill gives them trouble.

Valmont

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This suit costs more than your life.
Jackie Chan. Finally, we meet. It was nice knowing you.

Voiced by: Julian Sands (Seasons 1 and 2), Andrew Ableson (Season 3), Greg Ellis (Season 4) and Thomas Dekker (child)

The British-born boss of the American crime syndicate, the Dark Hand. He is also the main villain in Seasons 1 and 2, behind Shendu. Eventually he loses leadership over his Enforcers, and is reduced to poverty.
  • Back for the Finale: In his last appearance, he became a bus driver. He doesn't speak, nor is he involved in the plot anyhow.
  • Badass: He managed to give Jackie serious trouble in "The Rock", but after the 2nd season, he no longer qualifies as a badass.
  • Badass Long Robe: Shendu forces him to wear a sorcerer's robe until the demon is exorcised from his body. Valmont hates it, viewing it to look too much like a dress.
  • Badass Normal: He used the Dragon Talisman on one occasion, but otherwise he's bare handed in fights.
  • Beard of Sorrow: Downplayed. After losing the Enforcers, he grows a stubble for the rest of the series. However, he doesn't have it in "Tohru Who?" and "The Powers That Be (Part 2)".
  • Bullying a Dragon: He has done this with Shendu and Daolon Wong.
  • Butt Monkey: Beginning in Season 2 after Shendu possesses his body. It only gets worse for him beyond there.
  • Catch Phrase: "Blast."
  • Classy Cane: He carries this with him in the first season. It has an electrically charged dagger inside it. He uses it much less in the second season, and afterwards he ceases to carry it at all.
  • Crazy-Prepared: He had a homing beacon for a false tooth that would cause his cane to levitate to his position and said cane held an electrically charged dagger.
  • Dangerously Genre Savvy: Even at his worst and wimpiest up until season 5, he always had at least one example of this trope. The best one was in "The Rock" when he was smart enough to not keep the antidote to cure Jackie's infliction on his person.
    "You think I'd be foolish enough to bring it with me?"
  • Deadpan Snarker: Both to allies and enemies. He can occasionally make a masterful snark or two. One example is in "Project A, For Astral": after Shendu has berated the Dark Hand for their failures in retrieving the Talismans, he tries that himself through Astral Projection. After Uncle exorcises him from Jade's body, making him unable to leave his statue form, Valmont has this to say:
    "Shendu! Back so soon? What, no Talismans?"
  • Deceptive Disciple: Once to some Sri Lankan monks in another power play to get back on top.
  • Demonic Possession: By Shendu. It's not full-out possession as Shendu was aiming for Jackie, resulting in Valmont and Shendu constantly bickering and fighting for control, as thanks to a spell Shendu was unable to leave until his siblings released him.
  • Demoted to Extra: From the third season onward. In season five, his only appearances are two brief, non-speaking cameos.
  • Diabolical Mastermind: He's the one running the Dark Hand, and the driving force behind the first season.
  • The Dragon: To Shendu in Season 1. He works for the dragon to acquire a promised treasure.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: He once got scratched by a cursed cat idol, which turned him into a Cat Man with feline agility and senses.
  • Enemy Mine: Thrice he goes to the Chans for help:
    • First when he wanted to exorcise Shendu out of his body.
    • Second when he is turned into a kid by Daolon Wong.
    • Third when he no longer wants his half of the Crab Khan Oni Mask.
  • Evil Brit: It is mentioned in one episode that he was originally an exchange student from the UK.
  • Evil Is Not a Toy: How would someone as intelligent as Valmont think that making a deal with an obviously evil, ancient statue would be a good idea?
  • Fighting from the Inside: How he fights with Shendu in season 2 and with an Oni mask in one episode of season 4.
  • Grand Theft Me: In Season 2, when he is forced to share his body with Shendu.
  • Greed: Shendu bought his services by promising him the lost treasure of Ching Xi Hung. Note that he was already rich by that time. He also jeopardizes the Talisman hunt twice in favor of some extra cash.
  • Green and Mean: His money-green suit reflects his insatiable greed.
  • The Heavy: To Shendu in season 1 because Shendu is a statue. He was the moving the plot forward because almost all Shendu could do was talk.
  • How the Mighty Have Fallen: The Leader of a high-class malevolent organization in the first season, reduced to a has-been dreaming of his former glory in the third and fourth seasons. By the fifth he became a bus driver with a brief, non-speaking cameo in the finale.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: They turn red when he's possessed by Shendu.
  • It's All About Me: He's not one to care for anyone else but himself.
  • Jerkass: See the It's All About Me and Ungrateful Bastard for more information.
  • Kansas City Shuffle: After Shendu betrays him, Valmont plans to use him as a diversion for Jackie while he steals his treasure. Another one is after Shendu is killed by Jade, therefore losing his palace and treasure, Valmont finds the talismans for use in his crimes.
  • Man of Wealth and Taste: Starts out as one. After the second season, he's no longer this.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: Shendu would have possessed Jackie by the 2nd season's beginning if Valmont had not kicked him out of the way.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: When Shendu is the one in control of his body.
  • Riches to Rags: Starts out as a crime boss with a large sum of wealth. His disastrous partnership/servitude to Shendu eventually leads him down the path to bankruptcy.
  • A Sinister Clue: Valmont has demonstrated in several scenes that he is left-handed, exactly like another silver-haired villain that he happens to bear a great resemblance to.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Even when he's living in squalor, he still keeps that green suit.
  • Spoiled Brat: Anytime he's shown as a kid, he is just as demanding and crafty as when he's an adult.
  • The Starscream: Betrays Shendu twice in Seasons 1 and 2.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: He hardly shows gratitude to anyone who helps him out.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Shendu used him from the start and was never going to give him any treasure.
  • Villain Decay: He starts out as a very menacing leader of the Dark Hand, and is surprisingly able to hold his own in a fight with Jackie in "The Rock". In Season 2, he becomes more of a Butt Monkey after Shendu's spirit enters his body and in the following season, Daolon Wong steals his henchmen and he is forced to commit petty crimes on his own. By the Series Finale, he has a cameo appearance where it is shown that he has been reduced to being a bus driver.
  • The Voiceless: He says nothing during his cameos in the final season.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: For someone as young as him, white hair is clearly an evil marker.

The Enforcers

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Reusable henchmen, by four villains. From left to right: Hak Foo, Chow, Finn, and Ratso.
All that world domination stuff just doesn't pay the rent.

A group of hired thugs. They consist primarily of the main trio of Finn, Ratso, and Chow; and occasionally Hak Foo. Tohru was an Enforcer until his redemption.

Originally they worked for Valmont, and by extension for Shendu. Later in Season 3, they are enslaved by Daolon Wong, who turned them into his new Dark Chi Warriors. Later they work for Tarakudo in Season 4. But in Season 5, when Drago employs them, he turns them down after they fail him once.
  • Affably Evil: Finn, Ratso, and Chow are pretty good friends with each other, and not without some amicability towards their foes. Hak Foo, on the other hand, is somewhat more arrogant.
  • Back for the Finale: During the last season, Hak Foo doesn't have a single appearance, and the others appear only in two episodes. But in the last episode, they suddenly appear to assist the heroes, having apparently reformed off-screen.
  • Being Evil Sucks: As Finn, Ratso, and Chow state when they show up to the Chans' doorsteps to announce their desire to reform:
    Ratso: We're tired of never making money.
    Chow: We're tired of being enslaved by dragons, wizards, and floating demon heads!
    Finn: But most of all, we're tired of getting our butts kicked... by you.
    Ratso: Yeah, it hurts.
  • Big, Thin, Short Trio: Ratso, Finn, and Chow, respectively. Hak Foo also qualifies as Big.
  • Body Horror: The main trio are freaked out when Daolon Wong forcibly turns them into his new Dark Chi Warriors. Later, Drago transforms them briefly into draconic minions.
  • Butt Monkeys: From start to finish, the Enforcers are walking jokes. They are on the receiving end of a lot of slapstick, are defeated in most fights, and are treated poorly by their bosses for their repeated failures.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Finn, Ratso, and Chow get three episodes — Tough Luck, The Good Guys and Dragon Scouts — where they're acting independently of any of the Big Bads. In Shrink Rap, Hak Foo functions as the sole antagonist.
  • Dirty Cowards: Finn, Ratso, and Chow. Though given their poor track record when it comes to combat, it may be justified.
    • Lovable Cowards: In the series finale, while Hak Foo joins the fight against Drago and his minions, the main trio decides not to. Instead they just stand back and watch, though they presumably root for the heroes.
  • Evil Parents Want Good Kids: Finn, Ratso, and Chow each have a nephew about Jade's age, named Frank, Rocco, and Charlie respectively. The nephews are totally unaware of their uncles' criminal background, and the Enforcers wish to keep it that way so that the boys won't end up like them.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble:
    • The Sanguine: Finn is the most outspoken and the most playful in his speech.
    • The Choleric: Hak Foo is short-tempered and the most dynamic and goal-oriented, whatever the goals are his employers' or his own.
    • The Melancholic: Chow seems to be the most neurotic of the Enforcers. After Hak Foo, he also appears to be the most focused on the team's duties.
    • The Phlegmatic: Ratso is the most easy-going and the most awkward.
  • Harmless Villains: The Enforcers (especially Finn, Ratso, and Chow; and to a lesser extent, Hak Foo) are so incompetent that you may feel sorry for all their failures.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Played with a few times, in two episodes late into the show, once in "The Good Guys" and again in "Dragon Scouts": Finn, Ratso, and Chow give tries at being good, but this is subverted when their greed proves too strong, and they soon revert back to their criminal ways.
    • However in the series finale "The Powers That Be (Part 2)", all four Enforcers (including Hak Foo this time) are implied to have finally abandoned their life of crime; Finn, Ratso, and Chow decide to help out by gathering ingredients for Uncle's spell to summon Shendu; while Hak Foo joins the final battle against Drago's minions.
  • Hero with an F in Good: Their attempts to reform fail because, as Finn puts it: "We're just not very good at being good guys."
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Finn, Ratso, and Chow are rarely seen apart from each other.
  • Jerks With Hearts Of Gold: The Enforcers may be criminals, although they have some decency at heart. Read the other spoilers under Heel–Face Turn and Reformed, but Rejected.
  • Joker Immunity: Even when the Enforcers are not Dark Chi Warriors and under the protection of Resurrective Immortality, they have endured several near-death experiences. In "Tale Of The Demon Tail", Chow and Ratso fall off a tower and narrowly avoid a lethal landing. Along with Finn in "The Good Guys", they fall twice from a cliff and survive.
  • Laughably Evil: In the category of comic relief villains, until Season 3 when they became empowered. But even then, they're still prone to comical bumbling.
  • Leitmotif: Finn, Ratso, and Chow get two of these in "Tough Luck" and retain them for the remainder of the series. One is a rock guitar that plays usually when they appear. Another is a bass that plays in more calm situations.
  • Man Child: The Enforcers tend to act rather immaturely. Particularly Ratso.
  • Mook Carryover: Every major villain has used them as henchmen.
  • Never My Fault: Finn, Ratso, and Chow tend to try and blame someone or something else for their failures when reporting to their Bad Bosses.
    Finn: Chan had a masked crimefighter with him, your Wongship!
    Chow: Eh-eh, the sun was in our eyes!
    Ratso: We need bigger weapons!
    Daolon Wong: Excuses, excuses!
  • Not Me This Time: Throughout "Dragon Scouts", Jackie suspects Finn, Ratso and Chow of being involved in robberies they've nothing to do with. Unfortunately for them, the real thief of the Golden Squid leaves the artifact to them while escaping, and they fight Jackie in order to keep it.
  • Not So Different: Finn, Ratso and Chow often resent that they're repeatedly force-conscripted as foot soldiers of the Dark Forces while Jackie laments that he's been dragged to the front lines in the battle against those Dark Forces. The Enforcers serve various Bad Bosses while Jackie is often yelled at and slapped by Uncle. The Enforcers would like to quit this magic business so that they could go after what they really want: a big score. Jackie would love nothing more than get back his old non-magical life of archeology. Plus, all four are the biggest Butt Monkeys of the series with some Man Child traits.
  • Not So Harmless Villains: They may never succeed as bad guys, although they have still tried to kill the heroes in combat numerous times. Sometimes they're close to succeeding.
  • Pre-Asskicking One-Liner: They have a habit of making these, even though it's usually their behinds that end up being kicked.
  • Punch Clock Villains: Crime seems to be the only lifestyle or occupation they know of, even though they aren't even good at it.
  • Reformed, but Rejected: During both of their attempts to reform, Jackie is reluctant to believe them to be sincere. Ironically, when he starts believing them, they just need a chance for a big score to revert back to their old ways.
    • This is averted in the finale: after the Enforcers reform for real and aid in the final battle, Jackie places Jade in Hak Foo's arms for her safety.
  • Replacement Mooks: The reason Daolon Wong enslaved them was because his Dark Chi Warriors were imprisoned by Uncle.
  • Seen It All: When Drago shows up to recruit the main trio and announces his identity, they don't look surprised at all.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: The main trio do this in the second season after the seven Demon Portals have been opened and Bai Tza intends to flood San Francisco.
  • Strong as They Need to Be: Jackie always beats Finn, Ratso, and Chow in the end, but the amount of trouble they can give him tends to vary.
  • Superpowered Mooks:
    • All four as Dark Chi Warriors under Daolon Wong: they gained enhanced physical abilities and magical weapons.
    • Also when they wore Oni Masks. Chow managed to lift Tohru with one hand and toss him aside easily.
    • During their brief time serving Drago, the main trio gained Fire Demon powers.
  • Terrible Trio: Finn, Ratso, and Chow. Hak Foo associates with the other three Enforcers less often, as he seems to prefer working by himself.
  • They Killed Kenny Again: All four as Daolon Wong's Dark Chi Warriors. They POOF when "dying" and so can experience lethal wounds as comedy, every single episode.

Finn

Voiced by: Adam Baldwin

An Irish-American man wearing a disco suit, and the main trio's de facto leader. Before becoming a thug, he sang in disco bands and at weddings.
  • Arbitrary Skepticism: In "Tough Luck", he doesn't believe in the curse that the Emerald of Killarney carries before he becomes its victim himself.
  • Catch Phrase: "Scooore!"
  • Deadpan Snarker: He often delivers snarky one-liners to allies and enemies.
  • Disco Dan: Finn dresses like it's still the 1970s, presumably out of nostalgia.
    • Also when he once time-traveled to 1976, he wanted to stay there. Ratso and Chow had to forcefully pull him through a time portal.
  • Egocentric Team Naming: In "Tough Luck", he quits the Dark Hand and attempts to form his own gang. Chow and Ratso soon join him. During the rest of the episode, Finn plays around with names for the gang. They all involve his name and some famous rock band.
  • Evil Redhead: Due to being an Irish-American criminal.
  • Fighting Irish: It's a downplayed trope; Finn is Irish-American and does a lot of fighting through the series but he is not temperamental or particularly brave.
  • Fuma Shuriken: As a Dark Chi Warrior, he was granted the weapon of Ren, his predecessor.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: He seems to be the most mediocre fighter among the Enforcers, as he's not as strong as Ratso/Hak Foo or as adept at martial arts as Chow/Hak Foo.
  • Man in White: Finn is always seen wearing a white suit, probably a nod to his love of disco music.
  • The Nicknamer: One of his most defining traits. For example, he often calls Valmont "Big V" and Shendu "Shen-Dude".
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: In "Queen Of The Shadowkhan", he disguises as an antique collector to distract the inhabitants of Uncle's Rare Finds from the theft of the Demon Archive. He even lampshades how his disguise fooled them.
  • Pungeon Master: Finn is known to often make puns, though Ratso and Chow have their moments as well.
    "You wanna see Lo Pei, you should check out my salary. Get it? Low-Pay?"
  • Two Beings, One Body: In "The Demon Behind", the Rat Talisman-animated Ikazuki is stuck on his rear.

Ratso

Voiced by: Clancy Brown

A green-skinned man wearing a formal suit. Before becoming a thug, he studied theoretical physics.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Ratso's skin and hair have a greenish tint.
  • Bald of Evil: While he was a Dark Chi Warrior, he lost his hair. This is presumably because he was a replacement to Chui, the bald Dark Chi Warrior.
  • Catch Phrase: "Whoa."
  • Drop the Hammer: As a Dark Chi Warrior, he was granted the weapon of Chui, his predecessor.
  • Genius Bruiser: Of a Genius Ditz variety: Ratso has a degree in theoretical physics, and he's sometimes surprisingly observant for a Dumb Muscle guy.
  • Genius Ditz: Despite his college education, he has only little common sense.
  • Glass Cannon: Ratso is strong (he once punched Jackie so hard in the face that he passed out), but his defense sucks.
  • I Minored in Tropology: Who would have expected him to have studied theoretical physics?
  • Kindhearted Simpleton: Downplayed. Ratso seems to be the least malevolent of the Enforcers.
  • Man Child: More so than the other Enforcers. He collects toy action figures and likes to play baseball. And in "The J-Team", he sleeps with a teddy bear.
  • Pointless Band-Aid: Wears one on his nose. His reason for this is never stated. For some reason, he retained it after he was turned into a Dark Chi Warrior.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: He's once shown to wear pink boxers.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Curiously, Ratso's irises are red. It's never discussed, and given Ratso's incompetence, this trope is subverted/averted.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Ratso is always seen wearing a suit.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: It's his comment about San Francisco's earthquakes that gives Bai Tza the idea to flood the city and make it her new underwater kingdom.

Chow

Voiced by: James Sie

A Chinese-American man who fancies sunglasses and a black jacket. Before becoming a thug, he was thrice the Employee of the Month at Sun-Shack store.
  • Catch Phrase: "Sweet!"
  • The Coats Are Off: When he wore one of the Oni Masks, he ripped off his coat before starting to beat Jackie's can.
  • Cool Shades: Chow is rarely seen without his sunglasses. He even managed to retain them after he was turned into a Dark Chi Warrior.
    • In "The J-Team", Chow's sunglasses also act as his glasses because of his nearsightedness. But the rest of the time he can see just fine without the shades, even lifting them to get a better look at something.
  • Fighting with Chucks: As a Dark Chi Warrior, he was granted the weapon of Gan, his predecessor. It's a three-sectional staff. He has also used a traditional nunchaku at least once.
  • Flat Character: Chow has the least-discernable personality and fewest lines of the main three Enforcers. Most of what he says are generic lines that anybody in the group could speak just to move the plot along. Really, his only defining feature is his sunglasses.
  • Fragile Speedster: Though nowhere close to matching Jackie or Hak Foo, Chow is a nimble fighter. He has sometimes managed to briefly match Jackie's moves, but he isn't very good at taking hits.
  • Goofy Print Underwear: He's twice shown wearing pink boxers with red hearts.
  • Lean and Mean: He sometimes gives the impression of having a more violent streak than Finn or Ratso.
  • The Quiet One: He didn't have many lines until "The Jade Monkey".
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: He has made a high-pitched scream at least twice.
  • Spiky Hair: He has spiked hair, except during his time as a Dark Chi Warrior.

Hak Foo

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Voiced by: Jim Cummings (Season 1) and John DiMaggio (Season 2 onward)

A Chinese martial artist who's constantly trying to prove his strength. He first appeared as a freelancer who was hired by Valmont in order to retrieve the Pig Talisman during the 1st season. After Tohru leaves the Dark Hand, Hak Foo becomes his replacement. After the Demon Portal quest is over, Hak Foo goes on his own way again, but shows up occasionally.
  • Agony of the Feet: He has been known to scream "Crying puppy feet!" when he hurts his tootsies.
  • Anime Hair: He has big pointy hair all over.
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Hak Foo's first appearance was him reacting violently against Tohru because of an insult to his skills.
  • Badass: He's the first enemy who has defeated Jackie in fair one-on-one combat. Overall, he's more competent than the other three Enforcers.
  • Badass Mustache: He sports a classical Fu Manchu mustache.
  • Badass Normal: Hak Foo dismisses using the Talismans because he has all the power he needs in his mundane skills.
  • Bare Your Midriff: In his first appearance, he wore a vest that exposed his muscular chest and abs. Also, during his time as a Dark Chi Warrior, his abs were exposed. He's also a rare male example of this trope.
  • Bare-Fisted Monk: He very rarely uses any weapons, unlike most of the cast.
  • Bear Hug: In the Grand Finale, his last announced move is a "Big Bear Hug" that he gives to his fellow Enforcers and Captain Black.
  • Blood Knight: He rarely shies away from combat. On the contary, he always jumps into it.
  • Calling Your Attacks: Parodied. Hak Foo frequently uses animal-based metaphors to refer to many of his attacks (and other actions he makes, or strange observations he sees).
    • During his time as a Dark Chi Warrior, his metaphors involved forces of nature (like a meteor) and animals that appear only in mythology (like a phoenix).
  • Catch Phrase:
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Hak Foo can perform amazing feats of martial arts because he worked at them.
  • Dartboard of Hate: Two episodes of the 4th season show him practising his moves on crude dummies of Jackie.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He delivers acerb one-liners at times, both to allies and enemies.
  • Elite Mook: He's initially introduced as one - a henchman far more competent than the others who is more than a challenge to the heroes physically. However, after a few appearances he eventually becomes less and less competent - though he is still presented as more dangerous than the others.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: Thrice. The first time was when he gained an extra pair of arms by using the Armbands of Shiva. The second time was when he became a Dark Chi Warrior. And the third time was when he wore one of the Oni Masks.
  • Evil Redhead: He is ruthless and short-tempered, qualifying also as a Fiery Redhead.
  • Eviler Than Thou: When he's hired to substitute Tohru, the more violent mercenary acts in a superior manner towards the sumo. This is dropped after Tohru reforms, making Hak Foo more of an Evil Counterpart.
  • Foil: For Tohru. Hak Foo is fast, brash and clever, but not particularly intelligent and relies on martial arts while fighting. Tohru is slower, but more thoughtful, reserved and intelligent and relies on his strength and intuition in a fight.
  • Freaky Is Cool: Hak Foo loves power and he doesn't care what he looks like to get it.
  • In a Single Bound: He might be Jackie's superior in jumping ability.
  • Jerkass: He's cocky and arrogant, and has few if any morals.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: However, after Hak Foo and the other Enforcers finally turn good, he announces his last move in the series: a "Big Bear Hug" with his fellow ex-henchmen and Black.
  • Large Ham: He's the biggest example in the series because of his ego, his presence, and his attack calling.
  • Lightning Bruiser: He's strong enough to punch through a stone wall. He's on Jackie's level in agility and speed. It takes a lot of damage to take him down. However, he has an exploitable drawback in the form of his Calling Your Attacks habit: those who can catch what he's about to do from his loud exclamations can better defend themselves against him.
  • Made of Iron: He rarely seems to get any serious injuries from traumas that would render any human in a less ideal condition. For example, he once tried to open the indestructible Pan'Ku Box with his head. All the damage he managed to inflict on himself was a red mark on his forehead.
  • Meteor Move: He does this as a Dark Chi Warrior. "Meteor brings mass extinction!"
  • My Name Is Inigo Montoya: Upon his first confrontation with Jackie, he introduces himself this way.
    "I am Hak Foo, the last human you will ever lay eyes upon."
  • Not So Above It All: Normally he distances himself from the other Enforcers' banter and attempts to excuse themselves to one of their Bad Bosses. But when they try to prevent themselves from entering a space shuttle by voting in "Shanghai Moon", Hak Foo joins in.
  • Perpetual Frowner: His poker face is a scowl. Any smiles he makes are sinister, except in the finale.
  • Promotion to Opening Titles: In Season 2, Hak Foo replaces Tohru as the character who gets punched by Jackie in the opening credits. In Season 3, he's absent from the opening again. He's seen with the Enforcers at Season 4's opening.
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: "MANTIS BOXING STYLE!"
  • Red Baron: His name means "Black Tiger" in Chinese.
  • Replacement Mooks: For Tohru. Valmont brought Hak Foo in because of Tohru's stream of failures and truly replaced him after Tohru's Heel–Face Turn.
  • The Rival: Can be one at times for Jackie, when martial arts are concerned; and for Tohru, when physical strength is concerned.
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps: He has never worn anything with sleeves.
  • Testosterone Poisoning: He's big, muscular, hammy and calls out every attack or motion.

    The Demon Sorcerers 
An ancient family of demonic wizards and witches. In ancient times, 8 demon siblings ruled over Earth, until their human slaves (led by China's Eight Immortals) overthrew them, and had them banished to another dimension called the Netherworld. One demon named Shendu somehow escaped and reconquered his domain, until he was transformed into a stone statue by the wizard Lo Pei. And then there's Shendu's young son Drago, though it's unknown how he fits into the timeline.
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: When they ruled the Earth as Demon Emperors.
  • Badass Family: All of them are forces to be reckoned with, even if they hate each other's guts (see below).
  • Big Screwed-Up Family: Among the 8 siblings, Shendu is despised the most for his failure to rescue the other 7 from the Demon Netherworld. Drago is also bitter about never receiving approval from his father. Although as they are demons after all, it's hard to expect a healthy family dynamic from them.
  • Body Horror: In Season 5, the MacGuffins are the chi energies of the Demon Sorcerers. Several mortals accidentally or intentionally absorb the chi, which turn them into demons until the chi is removed.
  • Demon Lords And Arch Devils: They fit the description of higher-ranking demons serving directly the cause of the Devil, even though they're not known to serve anyone.
  • Elemental Embodiments: The 8 demon siblings represent elements from Ba Gua: Sky, Lake, Fire, Thunder, Wind, Water, Mountain and Earth. Except that Water is changed into Moon and Lake is changed into Water.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: The demons tend to have deep and powerful voices. Humans who absorb demon chi may also get their voices changed.
  • Evil Sounds Raspy: Any demon who is not deep voiced will have this one like the snake-ish demon Bai Tza.
  • Four Fingered Hand: Each of the demons except for Po Kong have these.
  • Four Is Death: In addition to the trope above, four demons (Shendu, Bai Tza, Tso Lan, and Dai Gui) together act as the Final Boss of the demon portal arc.
  • Genius Bruiser: All of them, given that they are demon sorcerers after all, though some are much more cerebral than others.
  • Our Demons Are Different: They bear little or no resemblance to each other - most of them are also reminiscent of and inspired by other mythological creatures that aren't otherwise connected to demons (Shendu and dragons being the most obvious).
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: The 8 siblings all have glowing red eyes. But with Drago, only his irises are red, until he gets all 8 Demon Chis, then his eyes also glow.
  • Red Sky, Take Warning: Any world they rule over has this. Both the "Demon World" duology and the final episode "The Powers That Be (Part 2)" have the sky turned red when the demons and then Drago attain power.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: The sorcerers have repeatedly been banished to another dimension, while Shendu has repeatedly been turned to stone. In the end all 9 of them, including Shendu and Drago, are stuck in the Netherworld.
  • Sorcerous Overlord: The siblings once ruled over Earth and enslaved mankind. Their goal is to reclaim that lost glory once again.
  • Take Over the World: They did this in the past, with each of the 8 siblings ruling over their own domain. During the "Demon World" duology, they are returned to their former positions temporarily.
  • Time Abyss: It's not stated how old they are, but the 8 siblings are shown to have lived for thousands of years. Drago's case is unknown.

Shendu

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I am the keeper of the talismans. I am the apocalypse of which legend speaks. And I am, for once and for all, your executioner.

Voiced by: James Sie

The Demon Dragon of Fire, and the main villain of Seasons 1 and 2, though he pops up sporadically throughout the show. Pre-series, he was defeated by the leader of the Eight Immortals, Lu Dongbin. Later, he was turned into a stone statue, and his magic powers were transferred into 12 Talismans that were scattered around the world. Finding them is the focus of Seasons 1 and 3.
  • Abusive Parent: Implied to be one, with his son Drago's arguments during their battle.
  • And I Must Scream: Being trapped as a sentient statue for 900 years can take its toll.
  • All Your Powers Combined: The combined powers of the Talismans were really his powers separated from his body.
  • Arch-Enemy: He's probably the one opponent that gives the Chan Clan most trouble.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: When he appears in the finale, he's much bigger than his early appearances.
  • Back for the Finale: Justified since the Big Bad of the final series was his own son even if said son had an entirely separate agenda by that point.
  • Back from the Dead: At the end of the third season, courtesy of Daolon Wong.
  • Badass: In his true form, he's gotten the better of Jackie more than once, and in the Grand Finale fought Drago to a standstill when he had all the demon chis.
  • Badass Boast: Those three I AM statements in the section quote.
    I am the keeper of the talismans. I am the apocalypse of which legend speaks. And I am, for once and for all, your executioner.
  • Badass Long Robe: After he possesses Valmont, he forces the crime lord to wear a sorcerer's robe. Valmont thinks it looks too much like a dress.
  • Bad Boss: The Dark Hand's constant failures frustrate Shendu. He once breathed fire at Tohru, who was covered in oil at the time (luckily he dodged out of the way). During the "Demon World" duology, he kept the Dark Hand as his jesters, continuing to abuse them for his amusement.
  • Big Bad: He is the one behind Valmont and the Dark Hand, despite not being the one driving the plot. Finding his talismans are also the focus of the plot. Furthermore, he is the only villain who is not an Arc Villain. He's present and causing trouble all the way to the Grand Finale.
  • Big "NO!": He yells this after ending up possessing Valmont and whenever he gets turned back into a statue.
  • Breath Weapon: Even when locked away in statue form or possessing Valmont, Shendu was capable of breathing a torrent of flames.
  • Brought Down to Badass: When possessing Valmont, he is no longer a two story monster, but he's still dangerous.
  • Butt Monkey: Shendu has been banished to another dimension or turned into a statue multiple times, was once killed by a little girl, is abused by his siblings for failing to rescue them, and his possession of Valmont was an experience that both of them found to be awkward and embarrassing.
  • Catch Phrase: "NOOOOO! Not again!"
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Has acknowledged himself as evil.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Valmont, Daolon, etc. Anyone he works with he eventually betrays. The sole exception was his efforts to free his demon brethren, and that's largely because he was too terrified of them after the last time he betrayed them.
  • Dangerously Genre Savvy:
    • In the first season, he refuses to reveal his identity to the heroes. If it had not been for Tohru's Heel–Face Turn, they wouldn't have found a way to stop him in time.
    • When reduced to a spirit and hit with a spell by the rest of the Demon Sorcerers to keep him bound in the first host he chooses, he immediately goes after Jackie to remove him as a threat. He's only stopped by Valmont kicking Jackie off a cliff, causing him to miss and hit him instead.
    • During the "Demon World" duology, Jade notes that Shendu seems to have arranged the timeline changes so that the members of the J-Team or the Dark Hand or his other enemies are under his or his siblings' watch.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Towards the Dark Hand. A couple of examples:
    Ratso: Whoa! He [Tso Lan] wants to kabosh the planet?
    Finn: And you made us let him out?!
    Shendu: Just be glad you are up here.

    Shendu allows the Enforcers to leave his service after all the Demon Portals have been opened while saying:
    "Never seeing any of you ever again would make me a very happy dragon."
  • Demonic Possession: Whenever Shendu is in spirit form, he can take control of a human body.
    • In "Project A, for Astral", Shendu uses the Sheep Talisman to eject his soul out of his statue, and then possesses the unconscious body of Jade (who also used the same Talisman). Shendu tries to retrieve the other Talismans, but he is soon exorcised by Uncle's spell.
    • In "The Stronger Evil", Shendu attempts to possess Jackie Chan, knowing that he'll be useful for his plot to free the other Demon Sorcerers. However he accidentally enters Valmont's body instead, much to his dismay. For most of Season 2, Shendu is controlling Valmont, and forcing the Dark Hand to aid him again.
    • Later in "Demon World (Part 1)", not long after Shendu has been exorcised from Valmont, he succeeds in possessing Jackie, and forces him to travel to Australia. Shendu rewrites the Book of Ages, altering history so that he and his siblings still rule over Earth and mankind.
  • Dimensional Traveler: As a spirit, he is capable of traveling between Earth and the Netherworld without the use of a portal.
  • Draconic Humanoid: Shendu has two arms and two legs like a human, but otherwise he still looks like a reptilian monster.
  • The Dragon: Figuratively and literally to his siblings in Season 2; he works to free them from their prison realm, and they are quick to point out that he is no longer their equal.
  • Dragon Rider: In the "Demon World" duology, he rides on the backs of non-anthropomorphic dragons.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Valmont and Daolon Wong both retaliate against him for his betrayal.
  • Enemy Mine: He agrees to join the final battle against Drago for personal reasons.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: During the finale, Drago ends up holding for his dear life, as the portal to the Netherworld is sucking everything in. He begs for his father's help. After a moment of pondering, Shendu decides to help his son. Too bad Drago had to play possum.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: His voice is notably deeper and smoother whenever he has his physical body, except in the last two seasons. In most other appearances, he has a raspy voice.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He speaks in a somewhat refined way, and can act in a charming way when he wants to, although he usually prefers a more direct approach. He turns into charming mode when dealing with those who have the upper hand, such as his siblings or the corrupted Jade.
  • Finger Poke of Doom: After he's restored to his real form during the 1st season, he does this to Tohru, sending him flying out of the penthouse.
  • Greater Scope Villain:
    • Of a Season 4 episode and the entire series, since his Talismans are frequently used by the heroes and he ends up a prisoner in the Vault of Section 13.
    • The Shadowkhan he used as minions have an expanded role in the 4th season.
    • Of Season 5, where the villain is his Bastard Bastard son Drago, which ultimately leads to Shendu being brought Back for the Finale.
  • The Heavy: Serves as this to the Big Bad Duumvirate of his demon siblings in Season 2.
  • Hidden Agenda Villain: Until the finale of season 1, no one knew what he wanted beyond freedom.
  • Hijacked by Ganon: Daolon Wong resurrected Shendu in Season 3 so he could get the Dragon Talisman's power. This did not work out well for Wong.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Any time the talismans are used against him, as they were originally his powers to begin with.
  • In a Single Bound: He could do this while possessing Valmont.
  • Killer Rabbit: Quite literally when Jackie used the Monkey Talisman to turn Shendu into a rabbit. He still had some of his Talismans which made him far from harmless.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Anytime he regains his true form is a cause for alarm, even when he became more comedic for most of the 2nd season. Even the Back for the Finale was the result of the Godzilla Threshold.
  • Kung-Fu Wizard: When he possesses Valmont, when he actually has to take on Chan when he's grown to his size, and when fighting Drago, he shows signs of this trope.
  • Kryptonite Factor: Objects forged out of good magic like the Pan'ku Box are anathema to him. Even as a spirit touching it hurts him, and doing so for prolonged periods of time can knock him out.
  • Mighty Roar: As a demonic dragon, Shendu can yell out an impressive roar.
  • Monster Modesty: Whenever Shendu is restored to his organic body, he wears nothing except for a pair of shorts (gray in the first season and the second episode of the Demon Portal Arc per flashback, purple and orangey-red afterwards.)
  • Mundane Solution:
    • One time he tries to kill Uncle and Section 13 to interrupt their incantation. It doesn't work.
    • One time he and the remaining Demon Sorcerers destroyed the components for the chi spells used to seal them.
  • Near Villain Victory: At the end of the first three seasons.
    • In the first season's finale, he nearly succeeds in releasing his army of dragons. He defeats Jackie and almost feeds him to the dragons. He's only stopped by Jade intervening.
    • In the second season, he uses the Book of Ages to rewrite history to erase the Demon Sorcerers' original defeat. The only reason he lost was because Jade tore out a piece of the book that happened to have a part of her life on it, allowing her to retain her memories in the re-written history.
    • At the end of the third season, he has successfully reclaimed the talisman powers from all of the noble animals, cornered Jackie and Jade, and is just about to kill them, when Uncle and Section 13 intervene, performing the spell that seals him back into a statue.
  • Nigh Invulnerable: Even without the Dog Talisman to give him complete immortality, Shendu is still fairly resilient, and it seems that only magical weaponry can harm him; as Section 13 agents fired a rocket launcher and high-powered laser, which failed to injure him.
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: Shendu is self-described as both a noble dragon and a demon sorcerer. And during most of Seasons 2 and 3, he was also an undead ghost.
  • Noble Demon: More like an evil aristocrat. He's technically considered a "noble dragon", which is why the power of combustion came back to him upon his revival. The only reason for this was because he was the only living dragon on Earth.
  • Non-Action Big Bad: In most of the first season because he was a statue.
  • Nonhuman Undead: After his death in the Season 1 finale, Shendu became a ghostly dragon demon sorcerer.
  • Not Quite Dead: He's killed by Jade in the first season finale, but he returns as a spirit in the second season and accidentally possesses Valmont. He's revived in season 3, but then turned into a statue again.
  • Noodle Incident: While not outright stated, it's indicated that he somehow managed to escape the Netherworld and leave the rest of his siblings behind. It's never explained how he did that, but it's implied they helped him do so and he was supposed to free them, but he obviously ditched them in favor of ruling his old empire himself.
  • Oh, No... Not Again!: He utters this at the end of Season 3 when Uncle and Section 13 arrive to cast the spell to seal him into a statue, whilst having a Flashback to Lo Pei doing the same thing to him 900 years ago.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: His plan at the end of Season 1: release an army of dragons to destroy all of Asia as revenge for his stone imprisonment.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: He's a semi-humanoid dragon with traits of both Asian and European dragons. And he's also a demon.
  • Our Ghosts Are Different: After his death, Shendu wanders around as a spirit. He gets better after Daolon Wong resurrects him.
  • Overarching Villain: He is the most recurring villain throughout the series, despite most of his appearances being in Seasons 1 and 2.
  • Playing with Fire: His specialty, seeing as he is both a dragon and a fire demon. Whether in his true form, as a statue, or while possessing a human body, being able to breathe fire is one of the few powers he retains, even while deprived of all his talismans.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner: He gives a cool line as he's about to feed Jackie to his dragon minions (even though Jade prevents him):
    "Pity you will not live to witness my reign over your world, but you shall be the first to visit theirs."
  • Power Echoes: His voice reverberates when he's in statue form or possessing someone.
  • Reports of My Death Were Greatly Exaggerated: He says this verbatim in the end of "The Stronger Evil".
    "Reports of my demise have been greatly exaggerated Chan."
  • Required Secondary Powers:
    • He requires the Rat Talisman to maintain his demon form, otherwise he's a statue. However doing so means he can only use the Rat Talisman and nothing else. Thus the Tiger Talisman is needed to access the rest of his powers. While removing his other talismans deprive him of power, it's only a minor inconvenience. Removing the Rat however instantly turns him back into a statue.
    • While he was possessing Valmont he has immunity to his own firebreath while he's in control, but Valmont doesn't. Once when Valmont regained control immediately after a firebreath, he ended up literally choking on his own breath until given a glass of water.
  • Say My Name: "CHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!!"
  • Sealed Army in a Can: Trapped in another dimension, his dragon minions certainly count as this. Freeing them is his objective in the first season.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Spends much of his time either trapped in the Netherworld or turned into a statue. Occasionally freed and turned back into his normal self, intermittently throughout the series.
    • Sealed Evil in a Twelve Pack: He technically qualifies as this, since his scattered talismans, as aspects of his power, are all parts of his being, and are all required to release him.
    • Sealed Evil in a Duel: His fate in the finale; it ends with him and Drago both trapped in the Demon Netherworld while still fighting.
  • Skyward Scream: Every time he is defeated. Eventually Jade mouths along.
  • Smug Snake: In Season 2, nothing goes the way he wants it to. He is constantly harassed by his terrifying siblings, and is constantly arguing with Valmont whose body he has to share (Valmont manages to knock him out - he was actually trying to kill him and risked his life to do it, just because he was sick of him). In Season 3, he gets his Talisman powers back only to be immediately resealed, and after that is stuck as a prisoner of Section 13 until the finale.
  • Summon Bigger Fish: After Drago is empowered by all the Demon Chis, Uncle and Tohru free Shendu from his statue form to fight him.
  • Summon Magic: Due to his ownership of an Oni Mask, the Ninja Shadowkhan appear from the shadows on his command. More pertinently, however, he can summon and control hordes of dragons.
  • Superpower Lottery: He has about a dozen powers split among the twelve talismans:
    • Animate Inanimate Object: The Rat Talisman can bring inanimate objects to life, until the Talisman is deactivated.
    • Animorphism: The Monkey Talisman allows the user to turn oneself or others into any animal and back.
    • Astral Projection: The Sheep Talisman allows one to eject their soul out of their body, and enter the spirit world.
    • Eye Beams/See the Invisible: The Pig Talisman allows the user to shoot heat rays from their eyes. A lesser power is the ability to see and detect invisible people through their heat signatures.
    • Healing Factor: The Horse Talisman can heal injuries, cure illnesses, and even reverse some transformations (such as turning into stone). Apparently it can also rebuild non-living objects.
    • Immortality Inducer: The Dog Talisman stops aging and grants invulnerability, but without the Horse Talisman, you can still feel the pain from injuries.
    • Invisibility: The Snake Talisman gives you full invisibility, but only works on characters, and even then they can be seen by someone wielding the Pig Talisman. When applied to non-living objects, only said object becomes invisible and not what's inside.
    • Literal Split Personality: The Tiger Talisman can split people into two halves, yin (light) and yang (dark).
    • Mind over Matter: The Rooster Talisman grants levitation and telekinesis, allowing the user to make oneself or others float in the air. Can be combined with the Rabbit Talisman for super-fast flight.
    • Playing with Fire/Stuff Blowing Up: The Dragon Talisman allows the user to shoot blasts of fire from their hands, which have an explosive and concussive effect when they strike a target.
    • Super Speed: The Rabbit Talisman grants super-speed, obviously.
    • Super Strength: The Ox Talisman grants super-strength, obviously.
  • Super Strength: Even without the Ox Talisman, Shendu is absurdly strong, being able to overpower an Ox Talisman-powered Jackie Chan.
  • Taken for Granite: He has been turned into a stone statue a few times.
  • Take Over the World: He did so in the past, at least China.
  • Taking You with Me: A non-lethal example, but Shendu pulls Drago into the Netherworld with him, when the latter yanks the former into the portal, after pretending to be in distress.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: With Valmont in Season 2 since he is stuck in the man's body. Neither of them like it but the only way out is to help each other.
  • The Adjective One: He's referred to by the sacred warrior Lo Pei as "the Ultimate Evil".
  • To Serve Man: Shendu has attempted to EAT Jackie at least twice, even referring to his unconscious body as "fresh meat".
  • True Final Boss: Of season 3 after double-crossing Daolon Wong.
  • Villainous Rescue: This is exploited in "The Powers That Be (Part 2)", when Uncle releases him to battle his son Drago, after they had exhausted all of their other options.
  • Voices Are Mental: Oddly zig-zagged. Averted when Shendu possesses Jade, as he speaks with her voice. But played straight when he later possesses Valmont and Jackie, as Shendu's voice is heard whenever he directly controls them.
  • Why Won't You Die?: When Jackie shows up in Shendu's castle to battle him in the 1st season's finale, Shendu asks Jackie how many lives he possesses.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Shendu had promised the Dark Hand the lost treasure of Ching Xi Hung in exchange for resurrecting him. But after he's resurrected, he takes back his word. He reasons that Yang Jackie was the one who brought the Talismans to him, not the Dark Hand (though he had been losing patience with them throughout the season for their repeated failures).
    • In season 2, after all the seven portals have been opened, he sends Finn, Ratso, and Chow away since they were no longer needed to carry the Pan'Ku Box. Later, he tries to do this to Hak Foo, but Valmont doesn't want to be alone with him. Then Shendu realizes that he had invoked the trope too soon, as he still needed the box, even if just to delay his sibling's wrath.
    • He even lampshades it with Daolon Wong after backstabbing him.
    "I may be a Noble Dragon, but I'm also a Demon Sorcerer. And not known for keeping promises."

Shendu's siblings

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One big happy family. From the top-left corner going clockwise: Dai Gui, Tchang Zu, Xiao Fung, Bai Tza, Tso Lan. In the center Po Kong (left) and Hsi Wu (right).
Shendu's brothers and sisters. They hate Shendu's guts because he didn't try to free them. They're the main villains of Season 2, giving a ghostly Shendu the task of liberating them from the Demon Netherworld by opening their portals.
  • Arc Villains: In Season 2, all of them are collectively the main antagonists. They are not heard from after the "Demon World" duology.
  • Bad Boss: They both berate and ZAP Shendu. It's hard to feel sympathy for the guy considering he left them to rot.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: In the second season, all of them have the same goal: freedom.
  • Complete Immortality: Hence why they're sealed. They can't die, and unlike Shendu, there's no known way of removing it.
  • Dangerously Genre Savvy: In order to make sure that Shendu will free them instead of going on his own way again, they place on him a spell that will bind him to the first human body he possesses. Unless he works to free them, he's faced with the option of wandering as a spirit forever or remaining in the first human body he dares to possess.
  • Did You Just Scam Cthulhu?: Jade pulls a Batman Gambit on them, when she's trapped with them. She reveals them Shendu's lies: only one of them can enter through his portal. She knew they would fight for their freedom, allowing her to use the portal herself.
  • Dispense with the Pleasantries: None of them care much for Shendu's attempts to kiss up to them. Tso Lan even says something along the lines of the trope name.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Played with. Shendu asks them to give him another chance by using the Book of Ages to escape from the Netherworld. They're initially against it, since even they fear the dangers of reality warping, but admitting their desperate situation, they concede.
  • Eviler Than Thou: All of them to Shendu - all of them, especially Bai Tza, regard him as a sniveling fool that only became as powerful as he was because rest of them weren't around. They push him around even more than they do each other, and Shendu - not in a position to retaliate - fears their wrath.
  • Evil Old Folks: Tso Lan referred to himself as old, though all demons may count since they're thousands of years old.
  • Four Fingered Hand: All of them minus Po Kong, whose hands only have three fingers.
  • Large And In Charge: All of them except Hsi Wu, who is still taller than most humans. The rest are about as big or bigger than Shendu, and all of them make it very, very clear that they are his bosses, since he lost any equality privileges when he left them to rot in their prison. This is inverted with Po Kong, ironically, who is so lazy she is the least bossy demon despite being the largest by far.
  • No Honor Among Thieves: When a chance for only one of them to escape arrives, they're quick to follow Hsi Wu's "every demon for himself" example.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: In another dimension, rather than as statues.

Bai Tza

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Your spells may have quelled my siblings, but I am the slippery one.

Voiced by: Mona Marshall

The Water Demon. Pre-series, she was defeated and banished to the Netherworld by Iron-Crutch Li Tieguai.
  • Alien Hair: She has head tentacles.
  • Atlantis: She once ruled it. It's now in ruins, so she sets out to create a new underwater city.
  • Cthulhumanoid: Her face looks kind of squid-like.
  • Dangerously Genre Savvy: She realizes that it's better to run away than stay and fight the Chans.
  • Designated Girl Fight: In "Demon World (Part 2)", she ends up facing Viper, the only adult female of the J-Team during the fight over the Book of the Ages.
  • Evil Sounds Raspy: Like Shendu, she speaks with a rasp in her voice.
  • Glass Cannon: Unlike her siblings, a solid enough hit will scatter Bai Tza into a puddle of water - which takes her some time to recover from.
  • Knight of Cerebus: She tries to flood a city to create a new underwater kingdom. Twice.
  • Making a Splash: Obviously, she can manipulate water.
  • Nonhumans Lack Attributes: She seems to wear nothing, as there seems to be nothing intimate to expose.
  • Our Mermaids Are Different: Bai Tza could be called a demonic mermaid.
  • Prehensile Hair: Her head tentacles.
  • You Have Failed Me: She reacted this way to Shendu after he freed her. Since their siblings didn't remain free, Shendu will not be released from Valmont's body.

Dai Gui

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Too many flowers. Dai Gui does not like pretty.

Voiced by: Frank Welker note 

The Earth Demon. Pre-series, he was defeated and banished to the Netherworld by Lan Caihe.
  • Dig Attack: While he usually fights head on, he can cause serious trouble to his opponents when he's underground.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Obviously, Dai Gui can manipulate the earth around him.
  • Dumb Muscle: He comes off as the least intelligent of the Demon Sorcerers.
  • Evil Sounds Deep and Raspy: His voice is both deep and raspy, though not as raspy as Tchang Zu's.
  • Horned Humanoid: His body is human-like in that he has four limbs, a torso, and a head but he's also huge and has horns.
  • A Load of Bull: He resembles a Minotaur.
  • Monster Modesty: He wears a loincloth.
  • Third-Person Person: Read his quote above.
  • Tunnel King: He travels by tunneling underground, with his horns sticking out of the ground.
  • Underground City: Upon his release, he intends to dig his kingdom into the depths of the Earth. It can be assumed that he rules over such a place during the Demon World duology.

Hsi Wu

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What, a Man-Bat?
The crowd roars for me?

Voiced by: André Sogliuzzo

The Sky Demon. Pre-series, he was defeated and banished to the Netherworld by Philosopher Han Xiangzi.
  • An Arm and a Leg: His tail is cut off. It's still moving, wanting to return to its owner. Uncle puts a spell on it: when Hsi Wu regains his tail, he can be sent back to the Netherworld.
  • Bat out of Hell: He looks like a humanoid demon with bat-like wings.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: In "Demon World (Part 2)", he demands Viper, his caged prisoner, to sing for him. He then starts hearing the sound of a flute, the artifact intended to seal him.
  • Butt Monkey: He seems to be the physically weakest of all the Demon Sorcerers, and tends to end up in painful situations more than his siblings.
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: Being threatened by Hsi Wu - on top of a high tower no less - doesn't discourage Uncle from smacking him.
  • Evil Sounds Raspy: Hsi Wu has the lightest voice, but no less raspier than some of his siblings.
  • Evil Tower of Ominousness: The Demon World duology shows him living in tower suitable as the palace for a demon overlord.
  • Faux Affably Evil: In his "Seymour" identity, he is a bit too polite to Jade and her family, although Uncle sees right through him.
  • Fragile Speedster: Hsi Wu is noticeably frail - at least in comparison to his siblings - but he is a fast flyer.

Po Kong

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Are you sure she has used a mouth-wash?
Enough fanfare. What's for supper?

Voiced by: Mona Marshall

The Mountain Demon. Pre-series, she was defeated and banished to the Netherworld by Elder Zhang Guolao.
  • Fat Bastard: Po Kong is the largest demon because she is the fattest, but ironically due to her laziness, she's perhaps the least bossy.
  • Fat Idiot: Doesn't come off as being very bright. But this is probably more due to laziness than a mental handicap. She managed to get Jackie out of a well by blowing to another well, causing the water in Jackie's well to carry him out of it.
  • Finger Poke of Doom: She once does this to Hsi Wu out of spite.

Tchang Zu

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You may call him Master.
I shall prove that lightning can indeed strike twice.

Voiced by: Frank Welker note 

The Thunder Demon. Pre-series, he was defeated and banished to the Netherworld by actor Cao Guojiu, a fact Uncle states in the episode where he is released.
  • Bare Your Midriff: A rare male example. Tchang Zu's armor has a gap between the main chestplate and his loin guard that exposes his torso.
  • Bling of War: Downplayed. His armor looks cool, but it's not overly decorated.
  • Electric Torture: He inflicts this on Shendu's spirit. Twice on-screen.
  • Evil Sounds Deep and Raspy: His voice is both deep and raspy.
  • Psycho Electro: He's quite aggressive.
  • Reptiles Are Abhorrent: He has sort of a reptilian appearance in his demonic biology.
  • Shock and Awe: He throws around lightning bolts.
  • They Call Me Mister Tibbs: He insists that Shendu call him "master" rather than "brother".
  • The Voiceless: After "And He Does His Own Stunts", he stops speaking entirely.
  • Tin Tyrant: The only one of the Demon Sorcerers who wears armor (and a good deal of it) with a blue/yellow scheme to represent lightning.
  • Waxing Lyrical: When he arrives with the Dark Hand to the spot where his palace used to be, we get this exchange:
    Tchang Zu: My palace! These humans have paved my paradise and constructed a...
    Ratso: Uh, parking lot?
    • Later, at the Chinese Theater:
    Tchang Zu: I will scorch this city to the ground while the sound of thunder resonates!
    After seeing Chan: Youuu! I will prove that lightning can indeed strike twice!

Tso Lan

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And for you, things look very grave!
Voiced by: Glenn Shadix

The Moon Demon. Pre-series, he was defeated and banished to the Netherworld by Immortal Woman He Xiangu.
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: He dresses like an East Asian nobleman and he has the classy sophistication to match.
  • Creepy Monotone: He rarely changes his sinister tone.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Though his voice isn't as deep as Dai Gui's or Tchang Zu's, he sounds more smooth and sophisticated.
  • Gravity Master: He can manipulate gravity and levitate objects, or disrupt the Moon's orbit around Earth.
  • Knight of Cerebus: He is very rarely a source of any humor, and in all other situations is treated extremely seriously with his gravity magic and his plan to use the Moon to alter the Earth's landscape in the episode where he takes center stage.
  • Kung-Fu Wizard: He attempts to kick Jackie when the latter's grown 20 feet tall and attempting to wrestle Shendu.
  • Mind over Matter: As part of his gravity powers.
  • Monstrous Humanoid: Freakish mouth, four arms, long robe, pale blue skin, a textbook example.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: He has four arms. While struggling with El Toro, he uses his extra arms to steal the Talismans from the luchador.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: His plan is to remove the Moon from Earth's orbit. He knows the sort of damage it would do to the Earth, and states only after it he'd find the planet to his liking.
  • Overly Long Tongue: It's always hanging out of what passes for his mouth. And it moves when he speaks instead of his mouth. Those empowered by his demon chi get this trait as well.
  • Power Floats: He usually levitates.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: His robes, which mix with Purple Is the New Black.
  • Tall, Dark and Snarky
    Xiao Fung: Surely there must be a civil way to resolve this.
    Tso Lan: Like what? Alphabetical order?
  • The Stoic: He seems more calm and reserved when compared to the other demons.
  • Wicked Cultured: Possibly. He seems to be the most intellectual of the Demon Sorcerors.

Xiao Fung

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Will you please rub off that annoying smirk?
Ahh, the sweet scent of freedom!

Voiced by: Glenn Shadix, later Corey Burton note 

The Wind Demon. Pre-series, he was defeated and banished to the Netherworld by Zhongli Quan.
  • Monster Modesty: He wears a loincloth.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: He decides to free Shendu-possessed Valmont from solitary confinement because he doesn't want to be stuck with the duty of freeing their remaining siblings.
  • Stone Wall: When he's blowing at full steam, it's nigh impossible to get near him, even with the Rabbit Talisman.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: He disguises himself as a human prisoner so he could locate the Shendu-possessed Valmont's jail cell.

Drago

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No prison can hold the son of Shendu!

The main villain of Season 5. He is Shendu's son, who comes from the future, where Jade has become the head of Section 13. After a fight over the preservation of the timeline, Drago is left to the present. He eventually decides that he's better off making a name for himself, rather than be just a supporting player to his father.
  • Draconic Humanoid: He looks like a human with dragon scales, making him look a lot more anthropomorphic than his father.
  • Evil Counterpart: Of all the villains the series shows, Drago has the most amount of similarities with Jade. They’re both the youngest members of their sides (the Demon Sorcerers and the Chan Clan) who are often underestimated by their elders. Due to their youth, they’re both reckless, cocky, rebellious and sharp-tongued, yet they’re also more flexible in their thinking when compared to their elders. They both have potential for many areas (like martial arts, magic and leadership) and despite their rebelliousness, they want their achievements to be acknowledged by their elders.
  • Final Boss: Drago is the final enemy that the heroes battle. As Drago is empowered with all 8 Demon Chis, it takes Shendu with all 12 Talismans to defeat him.
  • Freudian Excuse: Besides it being in his nature to do so, he also wants to take over the world out of a desire to prove his worth to his dad.
  • Game Changer: He has used tactics against the Chans that previous villains haven't. For example, he's the first villain who has tried having different henchmen than the Enforcers, and in the second-to-last episode, instead of attacking Section 13 in order to try and reclaim the Demon Chis, he comes up with a Hostage for MacGuffin situation.
  • Hostage for MacGuffin: In the second-to-last episode of the series, Drago's henchmen kidnap Jackie, Uncle, and Captain Black. He demands Jade to hand over the Demon Chis stored in Section 13.
  • Hot-Blooded: Due to his youth, he's even more fiery and short-tempered than his father.

    Dark Chi Forces 

Daolon Wong

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Ah, darkness shall begin its reign.

Voiced by: James Hong

The main villain of Season 3. He is an ancient Chinese dark chi wizard who tries to find the animals with Talisman powers.
  • Arch-Enemy: To Uncle, as they are both chi wizards, Uncle is his Good Counterpart, and Wong "defeated" Uncle's teacher.
  • Arc Villain: He's the main enemy of Season 3 but only a minor recurring enemy otherwise.
  • Badass Grandpa: He's at least as old and just as powerful as Uncle.
  • Bad Boss:
  • The Bad Guy Wins: The episode which introduced both Eggbert (the noble rooster) and Mordecai (the noble pig) ended with him getting away with both talisman powers!
  • Big Bad: Of Season 3. He's after the Noble Animals with the Talisman powers.
  • Beard of Evil: He has a white goatee.
  • Black Magic: You don't see Uncle enslaving people to be his Dark Chi Warriors.
  • Black Speech: He mutters his spells in sinister sounding Chinese.
  • Butt Monkey: Almost every episode he's in usually ends up with him getting injured and his final defeat is the most humiliating of any of the Big Bads - he's stripped of his powers in a Curb-Stomp Battle and left to rot in prison. Likewise, most of his defeats are Humiliation Congas, with the episode involving time travel even having him rapidly flash through each of his most painful defeats.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: The only goal that Wong's made clear is that he wants to spread evil.
  • Catch Phrase:
    • "Gan, Ren, Chui!"
    • "Eh?"
  • Dark Is Evil: He's proud to declare his membership to the Forces of Darkness.
  • Depowered: In the 3rd arc's end, Uncle takes away all of Wong's magical powers.
  • Evil Albino: No other human in the series is as pale as he is.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Uncle. In fact, Jade often refers to him as "the anti-Uncle". In "The Good, the Bad, the Blind, the Deaf and the Mute", Wong himself lampshades this.
    Daolon Wong: *to Uncle* It would appear you are the appropriate yin to my yang, good wizard.
  • Evil Is Not a Toy: For a devoted evildoer, he should have known better than to make a deal with Shendu.
  • Evil Is One Big Happy Family: While he is a Bad Boss par excellence, he seems to have this opinion of serious evil doers, referring to Shendu as a "brother in darkness" and is genuinely shocked when Shendu betrays him, and he is working to further the cause of evil for its own sake- power is a means to that end for him, not an end in itself.
  • Evil Old Folks: He's probably older than Uncle, given the fact that he faced off Uncle's teacher.
  • Evil Sorcerer: He's an evil Witch Doctor. His magic is basically the same type as the one Uncle uses, but utilised for a different purpose.
  • Evil Wears Black: He wears a black and blue robe.
  • Eviler Than Thou: He once ends up facing the Monkey King and wins and he easily puts Valmont in his place when recruiting the Enforcers. But later he ends up on the "thou" end against Shendu.
  • Expy: He has many similarities to Lo Pan, another evil and ancient Chinese wizard who has three mystical warriors as servants and who's voiced by James Hong.
  • Facial Markings: He has black tattoos on his face.
  • Fangs Are Evil: He can create in each of his palm a fanged mouth.
  • Genre Blind: How did he NOT see Shendu's betrayal coming? Everyone else did.
  • Grumpy Old Man: Smugness aside, he's never genuinely happy.
  • Hero Killer: You know he's bad news when he brags about "defeating" Chi Master Fung.
  • Hijacked by Ganon: To Shendu in season 3. As soon as the old dragon is resurrected, he becomes the main threat.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Most of his plans fail due to this trope. The biggest example would be him trusting Shendu.
  • Ki Attacks: Launches these with his magic wand.
  • Kick the Dog: Tries to "shoot the dog with a chi blast meant to vaporize it." Good thing said dog was immortal.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Despite being a Butt Monkey, Daolon Wong brings more sinister tones to the story than the Dark Hand, for example. He is also one of the few human antagonists who are confirmed to have killed another character for real.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: In his last appearance, he's dragged off to be interrogated by the past versions of the Enforcers, the same ones whose present versions he abuses during the 3rd season.
  • Magic Wand: His wooden scepter. It's eventually rendered powerless by Uncle.
  • Mismatched Eyes: Wong's left eye is gray, and his right eye is blue. Maybe it's due to magic?
  • Necromancer: He resurrects Shendu by magically creating for him a new physical body to replace the one Jade destroyed.
  • Offscreen Villainy: When Uncle and Daolon Wong first meet, Wong reveals himself as the one who killed Uncle's Chi Master. This crime is never shown onscreen.
  • Old Master: Uncle often vouches for Wong's expertise and Wong seems to be more knowledgeable about more arcane spells than Uncle. He knew the original spell that turned Shendu into a statue. But he does not seem to keep up with Uncle's more modern spells.
  • New Powers as the Plot Demands: Half the time he appears, he pulls out some new magic, sometimes something that he never uses again, like turning Valmont into a child or creating a giant ogre out of thin air.
  • Promotion to Opening Titles: He is featured at Season 3's opening titles to show his status as that season's main antagonist.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Daolon or Daolan? Even the official website can't decide. Daolon seems to be the more popular spelling among the fanbase.
  • Smoke Out: He conceals himself in blue smoke when he teleports. Sometimes he "poofs" like his Dark Chi Warriors.
  • Smug Snake: He's utterly convinced of his ingenuity, yet rarely succeeds.
  • Squishy Wizard: Out of the main villains in JCA, he's physically the least fit. It makes things much harder for him after he's stripped of his magic.
  • Too Dumb to Live: The only one who was surprised that Shendu betrayed him was Wong himself.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Went from a one-off villain in Season 2 to the main villain of Season 3.
  • Too Many Mouths: He can create in his palms round mouths. He can absord the Talisman magic into himself through them.
  • Villainous Cheekbones: His wilted flesh makes no effort to hide his classically villainous cheekbones.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: He's last seen in "Deja Vu", being taken away by the past Enforcers for interrogation. While Jackie returns to the present, Wong's ultimate fate is never revealed.
  • Wizard Duel: Almost in their every encounter, he and Uncle engage in this.
  • You Killed My Father: States that he "defeated" Uncle's teacher, Chi Master Fong (the details of which are never brought up). While the show has a Never Say "Die" policy, most dialogue indicates that Wong killed him.

Dark Chi Warriors

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Ready as soldiers, silent as ghosts. From left to right: Gan, Chui and Ren.
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Meet Dark Chi Enforcers. From left to right: Chui (Ratso), Ren (Finn) and Gan (Chow).
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And Zhen (Hak Foo).

Daolon Wong's demonic henchmen. They originally consisted of Ren, Chui, and Gan; later they were replaced by Finn, Ratso, and Chow respectively. Eventually Hak Foo was also turned into one of the Warriors and renamed Zhen.
  • Facial Markings: They all have lightning bolt on their chins (excluding Zhen) and on their foreheads a mark similiar to the one Wong has. They are both blue.
  • Fighting with Chucks: Gan/Chow's weapon is a sanjiegun, a three-sectional staff.
  • Fuma Shuriken: Ren/Finn's Weapon of Choice. It's used close range or as a throwing weapon.
  • In a Single Bound: They can jump quite high, Zhen even more so.
  • Meaningful Name: Chui can mean "hammer" in Chinese. Zhen can mean "rare" or "precious" in Chinese, reflecting Wong's slightly higher valuing of Hak Foo due to him being more competent than the other Enforcers.
  • Replacement Mooks: After Uncle trapped the original Dark Chi Warriors inside a magic box, Daolon Wong used the Dark Hand Enforcers as substitutes.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: The original Warriors are sealed by Uncle into the Lost Urn of Wei Cheng, forcing Wong to replace them with the Enforcers.
  • Slave Mooks: Finn, Ratso, and Chow were forcibly turned into Dark Chi Warriors against their will (with Wong even saying that they're enslaved to do his bidding). They resent their ridiculous new appearances, and being forced to do the old wizard's bidding. Hak Foo on the other hand, while he didn't agree to join, doesn't mind it because he's more powerful now.
  • Smoke Out: When they teleport or "die", they are consealed in blue smoke.
  • The Stoic: While the Enforcers are just as expressive as before, the original Warriors were mostly expressionless. One of the rare cases of them being Not So Stoic was when Jade fought them to a standstill with the Ben Shui Order's Chosen One's staff.
  • Summon to Hand: They can summon their weapon to their hands, either over a long distance or out of thin air.
  • Super Strength: The skinny Chow/Gan could break down a door that was barricaded. Chui/Ratso easily caught a tree that was falling on him. Zhen is the strongest of them.
  • Superpowered Mooks: They're faster and stronger than humans, have telekinetic control over their weapons, and have Resurrective Immortality.
  • Tastes Like Purple: They can smell magic. This way they locate Jade, who was using the Snake Talisman's power at the time.
  • The Voiceless: The original Warriors were completely mute. However, the Enforcers are still just as talkative after their transformations.

    Oni and Shadowkhan 
The Oni are hideous horned demons from Japanese folklore. 10 of them (led by Tarakudo) commanded an army of Shadowkhan, who are demonic shadow warriors.
  • Badass Army: The Oni and Shadowkhan could possibly engulf the entire world in darkness (figuratively and literally).
  • Fangs Are Evil: The Oni have sharp teeth.
  • Horned Humanoid: The Oni have small horns.
  • Keystone Army: While generally efficient, the Shadowkhan are dependent on their masters' instructions. Other than the Oni, people can control them only as long as they're wearing an Oni Mask or having Tarakudo's mark. Imprisoning Tarakudo in his mask seals also his Generals and all the Shadowkhan.
  • Leitmotif: During the 4th season, when Tarakudo or the Oni are involved, you hear a quiet sinister tone.
  • Our Demons Are Different: The Oni are fearsome ogre-like demons from Japanese mythology. But the Shadowkhan on the other hand were created for the show.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Once all 9 Oni Generals are united, they collectively possess enough power to eventually cover the entire world in darkness. Presumably, if Tarakudo were not a floating head, he could do this all by himself.
  • Sealed Army in a Can: Tarakudo was reduced to being a floating head and imprisoned in another dimension, while all the Oni Generals and their respective Shadowkhan tribes were trapped inside the Oni Masks. After Daolon Wong accidentally released Tarakudo, the latter seeks to liberate the other Oni and Shadowkhan. Eventually all the Oni and Shadowkhan are freed from their imprisonment, however all of them are trapped again inside a final Oni Mask placed on Tarakudo's face.
  • Time Abyss: Like the Demon Sorcerers, Tarakudo and his Generals are ancient, but their actual age is never stated. The fact that Shendu used one of the Oni Masks to summon the Shadowkhan, indicating they were defeated before he was turned into a statue, hints that the Oni might be even older than the Demon Sorcerers.
  • Youkai: The Oni are a class of creatures from the folklore of Japan.

Tarakudo

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This face will stare at you from the SHADOWS!
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I am the one and only King of the Shadowkhan!

Voiced by: Miguel Ferrer

The main villain of Season 4. He is the king of the Shadowkhan and lord of all Oni. He seeks to release his nine Oni Generals and their Shadowkhan armies to take over the world.
  • Affably Evil: The least strict boss to the Enforcers and isn't particularly malevolent - while he still wants to take over the world, he isn't a dick about it.
  • Arc Villain: Tarakudo appears in the first and last episodes of the fourth season.
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: He styles himself as the "Lord of All Oni" and "King of the Shadowkhan".
  • Badass Grandpa: He is an ancient and immortal demon after all.
  • Badass Mustache: His mustache is similar to those included to the classical samurai masks.
  • Bad Boss: Downplayed when compared to the other Big Bads of the series, though he has his moments when the Enforcers stretch his patience.
  • Battle Strip: When he regains his body, he prepares for battle... by ripping off his shirt.
  • Benevolent Boss: This is the one of the biggest things that set him apart from the other villains. While the others have at best strained relationship with their associates, Tarakudo treats his underlings - human or Oni - more leniently, and his Generals are never shown plotting behind his back.
  • Berserk Button: He becomes absolutely murderous once he finds out that the J-Team has obtained his mask.
  • Big Bad: Of Season 4, being the leader of the Oni and the Shadowkhan.
  • Big "NO!": He yells this when he's being sucked into his mask.
  • Brought Down to Badass: When Tarakudo is hit with a spell that causes him to have a body so that the tenth mask can be used to seal away him and the rest of the Oni, it also removes his Mind over Matter powers. Even without them, sticking the mask to his face proved the only way to stop him and his armies.
  • Combat Pragmatist: When he turns out to be evenly matched in telekinesis with Eggbert the Noble Rooster, he uses a distraction to take the rooster out.
  • Dangerously Genre Savvy: Of all the main antagonists, Tarakudo is probably the wisest and the most sensible.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He provides more humor than the other Big Bads with his dry wit.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: As a tattoo that Jade put on her leg. Not surprisingly it's a Mark of the Beast (see below).
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Helps that his voice is provided by Miguel Ferrer.
  • Evil Wears Black: When he regains his physical body, he appears in a black gi with red patterns.
  • Flying Face: For most of Season 4, Tarakudo is a floating head giving orders.
  • Intangible Man: Tarakudo is an Intangible Floating Demon Head. It makes him a very difficult enemy to fight, but also forces him to rely heavily on his minions. He still prefers it to having a real body, since the only way he would get that is if someone found the mask that can seal him away.
  • Kick the Dog: After the Bat Khan mask is removed from Scruffy in "The Amazing T-Troop", he makes a telekinetic shot at Jade. Scruffy takes the shot and seems to die. Tarakudo merely says "Oops" and callously vanishes. Good thing nothing happened to Scruffy.
  • Kung-Fu Wizard: After being forced into a physical body, Tarakudo drops the mental tricks and starts kicking Jackie's butt single-handedly.
  • Mark of the Beast: If anyone gets a tattoo of Tarakudo's face, they will have demonic powers and become evil.
  • Mind over Matter: Tarakudo has the power of levitation and telekinesis.
  • My Name Is Inigo Montoya: "Bow before Tarakudo, king of all Shadowkhan, lord of all Oni."
  • Outside-Context Villain: As the majority of the shows villain's were Chinese in origin, none of the heroes were prepared for a Japanese one to appear. Even Uncle had no idea who he was when he showed up.
  • Pungeon Master: He makes puns more than his predecessor Big Bads. In "Fright Fight Night", after reproving Jackie's lack of a Halloween costume, he places a Jack-o'-lantern on his head, naming him "Jackie-o'-lantern". And in "Ninja Twilight", when he first meets Viper, he says that she's quite a catch before trapping her in a fishnet.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Personality-wise, the collected Tarakudo is blue to the boisterous Ikazuki's red. It's ironic because, in literal terms, Tarakudo's and Ikazuki's faces are red and blue respectively.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Tarakudo is accidentally released from imprisonment in another dimension by Daolon Wong. In the end of the season, Tarakudo's own mask is placed on his face, which traps not only him, but also all the other Oni and Shadowkhan.
  • Shirtless Scene: After the above mentioned Battle Strip, he spends his final screentime shirtless.
  • Single-Stroke Battle: After he regains his body, he performs this on El Toro and Viper at the same time, in mid-air no less. No weapons are used, and no blood is spilled.
  • Sore Loser: He admits being this before committing the above mentioned Kick the Dog moment.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: Unlike most of the supernatural foes shown, Tarakudo has amber eyes instead of red.
  • We Can Rule Together: Twice during the show, Tarakudo asks Jade if she's going to reclaim her title as the Queen of the Shadowkhan. It's up to debate how serious he is about this, but it's hinted that he'd want to be her mentor.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: As an Oni, Tarakudo's eyes are very sensitive to onions, and having it thrown in his face will make him retreat.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: For the above mentioned reason, he freaks out anytime he sees an onion.
  • Xanatos Gambit: The Oni generals are released whenever all nine masks are assembled in one place. Since Tarakudo is the only one that knows this, whether he gets all the masks, or the J-Team does, he still wins.

Oni Generals

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9 Oni who served Tarakudo. Each of them has been trapped inside a mask. Any mortal who wears an Oni Mask will be possessed, and can summon a unique type of Shadowkhan.
  • Bald of Evil: Most of them don't have hair on their heads.
  • Body Horror: When a mask is worn, the user's face (and sometimes their whole body) will change to resemble that of the Oni possessing them.
  • Body Snatcher: Once the mask's host uses their Shadowkhan, they begin to have equal control of the user's body, whether the user (namely Captain Black, Finn, Paco, Jade and Valmont) want them to or not.
  • Brain Food: Apparently some, if not all of them, like to eat human brains.
  • Casting a Shadow: Summoning the Shadowkhan and spreading darkness are the main powers of the Oni Generals.
  • Demonic Possession: When an Oni Mask is placed on the face of the user, they are still conscious of their actions, but are greatly influenced by the mask, and eventually it will completely take over. Finn was the only one who wasn't affected, because the Rat Talisman awakened Ikazuki, who was accidentally placed on his butt.
  • Evil Masks: The season's MacGuffins are masks that can summon different breeds of Shadowkhan. That is the main reason the human villains want the masks in the first place.
  • Evil Wears Black: After they are freed from their masks, they wear almost fully black uniforms.
  • Flat Characters: Aside from Ikazuki, they don't get much characterization beyond vileness and loyal devotion to Tarakudo.
  • Four Star Badasses: They all command vast Shadowkhan armies, and they fought personally before their imprisonment and after their liberation.
  • Made of Iron: After they are released from their masks, a blast from the Dragon Talisman doesn't injure them.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: All of the Oni Generals are trapped within masks and by extension, the Shadowkhan they control. Ultimately, all the Generals are sealed in the mask designed to imprison Tarakudo.
  • Slasher Smile: Their pointy teeth cause them to make these.
  • Summon Magic: Each Oni General commands a tribe of Shadowkhan and, as per usual, can summon them at will. Shendu commanded one tribe because he magically manipulated one of the masks.
  • The Voiceless: Excluding Ikazuki, they're never heard speaking.
  • Undying Loyalty: They all have this towards Tarakudo, as they're never shown plotting behind his back.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Onions can normally hurt them, unless an Oni Mask is attached to a human host.
  • Wild Hair: Some of them have this, as you might expect from the reputedly wild Onis.

Ikazuki

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Voiced by: Maurice LaMarche

The only Oni General who is named. He is the second-in-command behind Tarakudo. He can summon Samurai Khan.
  • Butt Monkey: Despite being the most powerful and the only named one of the Oni Generals, Ikazuki is often at the butt of all jokes. First by being revived without a body, then by literally being at Finn's butt for his debut episode, and finally being "creamed" between Viper and El Toro's body slam.
  • The Dragon: In "The Demon Behind", Ikazuki is addressed as Tarakudo's second-in-command by Tohru. This comes into play in the fourth season finale, where Ikazuki orders the other Demon Generals to attack the Chans and remains with Tarakudo at Section 13 base during the Earth's invasion.
  • The Dreaded: Ikazuki is feared as Tarakudo's most fearsome general. But it's played for laughs as he ends up the Butt Monkey in all appearances - in his first, literally.
  • Everything's Better with Samurai: He commands Samurai Khan. When he is released from his mask, he wears a samurai helmet.
  • Jerkass: He's respectful towards Tarakudo and presumably towards the other Generals, but towards everyone else he acts haughtily.
  • Kneel Before Zod: He often orders people to bow before "his mighty form".
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Personality-wise, the boisterous Ikazuki is red to the collected Tarakudo's blue. It's ironic because, in literal terms, Tarakudo's and Ikazuki's faces are red and blue respectively.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Like the other generals. Is ultimately imprisoned within Tarakudo's mask, along with everyone else.
  • Two Beings, One Body: The Rat Talisman is used on his mask to make him talk. Later he accidentally is stuck onto Finn's rear.
  • Undying Loyalty: He refuses to reveal the Chans a way to defeat his master when they're interrogating him.

The Shadowkhan

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Demonic shadow spirits. They were introduced as ninjas who served Shendu, and briefly Jade. In Season 4 we learn that their original masters were the Oni, and there are 9 different varieties of them.
  • The Corruption: To anyone who summons them who isn't already evil, and sometimes even then. It's the summoning that starts it, not the Oni Masks, as the corrupting only sets in once they are called upon. Though more noble-minded people can resist for a time, the Oni's influence will dominate the host eventually.
  • Dark Is Evil: Quite literally, see Living Shadow.
  • Defeat Equals Explosion: When they "die", they vaporize into black mist.
  • Elite Mooks: They are far more skilled and deadly than The Enforcers.
  • Evil Wears Black: They wear black clothes (or black skin).
  • Humanoid Abomination: All but the Leech Khan and the Squid Khan, to varying degrees.
  • Living Shadow: Shadowkhan are just that, shadows manifested into physical form.
  • Mook Carryover: Inverted. They are introduced as serving Shendu, but originally served Tarakudo, despite the latter not appearing until Season 4. Played straight with Shadow-Jade and to a lesser extent with anyone who put on a mask, though in both cases the summoner became Brainwashed and Crazy. Daolon Wong tried to do this, but ended up freeing Tarakudo instead, though he had briefly controlled them in an earlier episode.
  • Malevolent Masked Men: They all wear ninja-like masks. We only get to see one Squid Khan's mask removed (and its face wasn't pretty). Presumably, all Shadowkhan are equally as horrifying underneath.
  • Mundane Utility: Some people have used the Shadowkhan for something else than combat. For example:
    • When Jade got control of the Ninja Shadowkhan in "Queen of the Shadowkhan", she used them as household servants.
    • When Ratso got the Razor-Khan Oni Mask, he used his Shadowkhan to play baseball.
    • Captain Black is a double subversion. When he got the Sumo-Khan Oni Mask, he decided to replace all the Section 13 agents with Shadowkhan, claiming that they were better than humans in every way. We see several shots of Shadowkhan typing on computers, checking folders, arresting people... and mopping the floor.
  • Our Demons Are Different: They come in many different shapes and sizes.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Like the Demon Sorcerers, Shadowkhan all have glowing red eyes of some sort, except for the eyeless Leech Khan.
  • Replacement Mooks: When Daolon Wong gets fed up with the Enforcers' incompetence in "Sheep In, Sheep Out", he replaces them with the Ninja Khan until he decides that they're not superior after all.
  • Sealed Army in a Can: The Shadowkhan are all bound to the Oni Masks, until someone wears a mask and summons them. In the end, all the Shadowkhan are trapped inside Tarakudo's mask, along with the Oni.
  • Shadow Walker: The Shadowkhan can use shadows as dimensional doors. They once travelled through the Shadow Realm in order to enter Jade's dream.
  • Summon Magic: The Shadowkhan can be summoned anywhere there is ambient shadow.
  • The Voiceless: They never speak.

Ninja Khan

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The most common kind of Shadowkhan, and the only type seen until Season 4. They have been summoned by Shendu and Daolon Wong (through sorcery), Jade and Tohru (with the Mark of Tarakudo), and Chow (with an Oni Mask).
  • Conservation of Ninjutsu: Whatever it's five or tens of them, they would take the same amount of effort to dispatch.
  • Flechette Storm: Sometimes they do this with their shuriken.
  • Highly Visible Ninja: Averted. While they usually face the heroes face-to-face, they are actually very good at being stealthy and unseen in spite of their numbers.
  • Humanoid Abomination: They're the most human-like in appearance, besides the blue skin and red eyes.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: When compared to the other Shadowkhan, they appear to be the most versatile.
  • Knife Nut: They can summon various weapons, but they mostly use throwing stars.
  • McNinja: Subverted. They initially seem like this, as ninjas are Japanese and Shendu is Chinese. Eventually it's revealed that Shendu merely possessed the mask that grants control over them.
  • Ninja: They run and jump around, use martial arts, and throw shuriken.
  • Not Quite Flight: They have in their suits capes which they can use for gliding.
  • Smoke Out: They sometimes disappear by using smoke bombs.
  • Wall Crawl: They're shown to be able to do this without any visible tools for that purpose.

Razor Khan

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These Shadowkhan attack with sharp blade-like claws. They are summoned by Ratso with an Oni Mask.
  • Noodle People: While it's not exaggerated, their torso, head and limbs are thin. A special mention goes to their legs: they have pointed blades as their legs.
  • Wall Crawl: They can do this thanks to the blades their limbs consist of.

Bat Khan

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Flying Shadowkhan. They are summoned by Scruffy the dog, who somehow got an Oni Mask on his face.
  • Airborne Mook: They are the only Shadowkhan type which can fly.
  • Bat out of Hell: They have bat-like wings and their body resembles that of a bat.
  • Energy Ball: They can create these from shadow energy.
  • Leotard of Power: That's the closest thing their outfits could be called.

Sumo Khan

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Large and strong Shadowkhan. They are summoned by Captain Black with an Oni Mask.

Samurai Khan

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Ikazuki's henchmen, who are Exactly What It Says on the Tin. They are summoned by the reanimated Ikazuki Mask, while he was placed on Finn's butt.
  • Fake Ultimate Mook: They're big, heavily armored samurai that wield shadow swords able to cut through anything, yet in the end they're just as easily defeated as the Ninja-Khan (or even easier). The fact that they're Ikazuki's Shadowkhan is a justification.
  • Glass Cannon: Turns out that despite their armor, they're not that difficult to dissipate.
  • Humanoid Abomination: Besides being quite tall and having red eyes and blue hands, they're quite human-looking.

Squid Khan

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Slimy tentacled monsters who can "stretch like taffy". They are summoned by Paco with an Oni Mask.

Crab Khan

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They have large crab-like pincers in their right arms, and large scorpion-like stabbing claws in their left arms. They were temporarily split in half, because their Oni Mask was also split in half. They're summoned by Valmont and Jade with the two halves of the mask.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: Valmont and Jade each end up wearing half an Oni Mask, so when they summon their Crab Khan, they each end up getting the left and right halves of each mook. But Valmont's Shadowkhan retain the heads, while Jade's don't.
  • Hybrid Monster: Like stated above, one of their arm has a crab-like pincers, and the other has a scorpion-like stabbing claw.
  • Lightning Bruiser: When they are whole, they come off as strong, fast and durable.
  • Who Needs Their Whole Body?: Played with. The left half-Shadowkhan (the ones who retained the heads) are able to fight somewhat effectively. The headless right half-Shadowkhan can barely get anything done.

Leech Khan

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They start out very small and pathetic, but they grow larger every time they eat a human's shadow (which incapacitates the victim). They are summoned by Hak Foo with an Oni Mask.
  • Adorable Evil Minions: Really tiny Shadowkhan who look like plushies.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: The largest we see grows taller than most of the buildings of San Francisco.
  • Casts No Shadow: When they have eaten a person's shadow, the victim literally casts no shadow, as seen with Tohru and Chow.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Along with the Squid Khan, they look very monstrous and unearthly compared to the other Shadowkhan.
  • Eyeless Face: They're the only Shadowkhan type that doesn't seem to have eyes.
  • Four-Legged Insect: When they grow in size, they are revealed to have four legs. Try to imagine a leech with four legs at its lower body, and you have it.
  • Giant Mook: Eventually, they can grow really huge.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: They're not ninja warriors like the others, so they can't beat up enemies in a straight forward manner. However, they grow stronger with every shadow they consume.
  • Killer Rabbit: Because of how small they are, the Leech Khan are mistaken for harmless at first.
  • Magikarp Power: The Leech Khan start off too weak to fight at all. If they manage to feed enough though, they can become the size of buildings.
  • Mini Mook: The Leech Khan start out very tiny.
  • Miracle-Gro Monster: They grow by eating shadows of living creatures.
  • Wall Crawl: At least the smaller ones can do this.

Mantis Khan

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Four-legged creatures with blade-like arms. Nobody gets to wear their Oni Mask, but they appear briefly after their Oni General is freed.
  • Our Centaurs Are Different: You might describe them as "mantis centaurs".
  • Slaying Mantis: Their blades resemble those a mantis would have.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Of all the Shadowkhan, they get the least amount of screen time, because no one gets a chance to wear their general's mask before it's destroyed.

    The Ice Gang 
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Now they include street gangs, eh? From left to right: MC Cobra, Strikemaster Ice and DJ Fist.
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Now they're Green and Mean. From left to right: DJ Fist, Strikemaster Ice and MC Cobra.
Drago's henchmen. They consist of Strikemaster Ice, MC Cobra, and DJ Fist. Originally a pizza boy, Ice joined a Shaolin-like monastery where he learned martial arts and met his boys Fist and Cobra. After they were kicked out of the monastery for bad behavior, the Ice Gang sought revenge but were stopped by Jackie and the Enforcers. They were later recruited by Drago and changed them into his dragon henchmen.
  • Arrogant Kung Fu Guys: Awesome skills at martial arts used for greedy criminal activities? They're possibly even more petty than Hak Foo.
  • Badasses: They have proven to be more of a match for Jackie than the Enforcers (excluding Hak Foo) ever were. They still bumble around quite a bit, however.
  • Badass Normals: They received from warrior monks martial arts training that allows them to fare well against Jackie.
  • Bastard Understudies: All three to Drago, when they think they had the upper hand after Drago loses his Fire Demon powers.
  • Big, Thin, Short Trio: Fist, Cobra and Ice, respectively.
  • Brought Down to Normal: They spend a good deal of the last season being powered up, but lose all their powers when Drago is banished to the Netherworld.
  • Crouching Morons, Hidden Badasses: All three look and act like stereotypical street gang boys, but they're more of a creditable threat than the Enforcers.
  • Deceptive Disciples: They were taught martial arts by warrior monks, but refused to follow the way of peace.
  • Draconic Humanoids: They become this after Drago gives them a piece of his Fire Demon power.
  • Easily Forgiven: After their betrayal, their attempt to regain the Demon Chi empowered Drago's favor is eventually accepted.
  • Empowered Badass Normals: For the duration of their service to Drago, they received some of his Fire Demon chi (and in the finale, the chis of three other demons).
  • Eviler Than Thou: Towards Finn, Ratso, and Chow. They are just as greedy and comical as them, but more arrogant, violent and competent. It's no wonder that the Ice Gang replaced the Enforcers as Drago's henchmen.
  • Genius Bruisers: Cobra and Fist have proven themselves to be adept with technology.
    • In "Clash Of The Titanics", they managed to build a fully functional submarine out of broken cars in their junkyard hideout.
    • In "Stealing Thunder", they do various mechanical decorations in their new tower hideout (The Space Needle of Seattle).
    • It's possible that they also built the monster trucks and tasers used to kidnap Jackie, Uncle, and Captain Black in the second to last episode.
  • I Fight for the Strongest Side: That's the reason they decide to make amends with the Demon Chi empowered Drago after their betrayal.
  • Kiai: While fighting, they exclaim a lot of cliched martial art cries.
  • Leitmotif: Their theme is a quick rock tempo.
  • Man Child: The Ice Gang all act like overgrown teenagers, although they do seem to be younger than the Enforcers.
  • Never My Fault: Like the Enforcers, they're not willing to accept responsibility for their failures.

Strikemaster Ice

Let me demonstrate how this little hunk of ice is gonna let Strikemaster Ice go back to the monastery and bring down the HOUSE!

Voiced by: Mike Erwin

The leader of the trio.
  • Blondes Are Evil: Strikemaster Ice has blonde hair in his human form.
  • The Dragon: Both figuratively and literally to Drago.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: In the Grand Finale, Drago gives him the chi of Dai Gui the Earth Demon.
  • Ironic Nickname: Strikemaster Ice is given the ability to breathe fire.
  • Jive Turkey / Totally Radical: He speaks with a lot of cliched urban slang.
  • Playing with Fire: He gets this power from Drago.
  • Sneeze of Doom: In "Black & White & Chi All Over", he's revealed to be allergic to flowers. This causes him to repeteadly sneeze fire blasts during the fight at the flower shop.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: In his debut episode, a flashback shows him to have been slightly out of shape when he was just a pizza boy. He repaid his martial arts training by refusing to follow the way of peace and kicking the monk announcing it.
  • Would Hit a Girl: He takes down the two females of Drago's possible recruits.

MC Cobra

Voiced by: Jeff Fischer

Ice's right-hand man.

DJ Fist

The silent strongman of the group.
  • The Brute: "The silent strongman of the group".

    Minor Villains 
Villains who only appear in one, two, or three episodes.

El Chupacabra

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A demonic beast that was attacking livestock in Mexico. It scratches El Toro during a fight, cursing him to become one himself.
  • And Then John Was a Zombie: El Toro falls victim to its curse, and transforms every night until he's cured.
  • Character Death: It's destroyed by the sunlight, though not before it scratches El Toro.
  • Chupacabra: It looks more like Bigfoot or some other feral monster then a grey alien, but the cattle stalker is still present.
  • Our Werebeasts Are Different: Much like a werewolf, the chupacabra's bite or scratch can turn a human into another chupacabra, but only at night.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Both the first chupacabra and the transformed El Toro have fully red eyes.
  • Spikes of Villainy
  • Weaksauce Weakness: The first chupacabra was disintegrated by sunlight. El Toro couldn't walk into the sunlight, even when he reverted to human form during daytime.

Kuniko "Origami" Kasahara

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Voiced by: Timothy Dang

A Japanese burglar based in Paris, France who has the ability to turn into paper and fold up like an origami sculpture. He uses his powers to rob East Asian art from the Louvre Museum.
  • Calling Card: He leaves origami sculptures at crime scenes.
  • Bond, James Bond: Jackie introduces himself to Origami as "Chan, Jackie Chan". Origami keeps calling him that.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: He was originally a skilled but ordinary burglar, until he touched a magic artifact that gave him the ability to turn himself into paper.
  • Frame-Up: He manages to paint Jackie, Jade, and Viper as offenders when the police interrupt their confrontation.
  • Paper Master: Hence his moniker of "Origami".
  • Phantom Thief: He has a preference for stealing Far Eastern art.
  • Purple Is the New Black: As Kasahara, he wears a purple suit.
  • The Quiet One: A thief who is a man of few words.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: In paper form, he can fold up into the shapes of various creatures.
  • We Will Meet Again: In his last scene, he's in prison, creating an origami resembling Jackie and crushing it. He doesn't say anything, but he clearly vows to have revenge on Jackie.

The Old Monk

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Ancient wisdom: Words are breath that blows the fire of knowledge

Voiced by: Tim Lounibos

An old monk who guided Jackie to the Lotus Temple where the magical scrolls of Hung Chao are hidden. A really quirky person who's constantly in meditation and speaks in proverbs and riddles. He turns out to be villainous, and is also after these scrolls.
  • Animated Armor: He uses the scroll's power to have this to fight Jackie.
  • The Cameo: He briefly appears in "Antler Action" with some other one-shot villains. He probably managed to escape the Lotus Temple using the same method as Jackie and Jade used to free Xu Lin.
  • Catch Phrase: "Ancient wisdom..."
  • Cryptic Conversation: Constantly speaks in proverbs and riddles.
  • Dangerously Genre Savvy: He stays behind when Jackie enters the temple to look for Jade, following after a while.
    "Ancient wisdom: the worm realizes he is bait only after the fish bites."
  • Eccentric Mentor: Despite being Evil All Along, he still classifies as this.
  • Kung-Fu Wizard: Fares quite well against Jackie in hand-to-hand combat. He also gains magic powers after obtaining some scrolls from the Lotus Temple.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: After trespassing into the Lotus Temple for his own personal gains, he fails to leave before sunrise, so he's trapped inside (and probably becomes the new guardian monster).
  • Lotus Position: He always meditates in this position.
  • Levitating Lotus Position: After he gains power from the scrolls, his normal meditation is now a foot or so off the ground.
  • Power Glows: He glows in yellow light after his empowerment.
  • Power Palms: After he paints an inscription detailed in the scrolls on his palms, he can blast Ki Attacks from his hands.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He tries to blast a weakened Xu Lin.

Spring-Heeled Jack

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I'm free, to be me!

Voiced by: Corey Burton

A ravenous and rhyming troll, who can leap great distances. Many years before, a wizard named Simon Magus turned him into a statue and stored him in his museum of strange creatures. Accidentally released by Yin Jackie, he goes out for revenge... by seeking out the descendants of Magus, so that he can eat them.

The Jiangshi

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Don't disturb the sleeping beauty.

An undead vampire who haunted an abandoned castle in the mountains of China. It drains chi from humans, which can turn them into vampire slaves if left untreated.
  • And Then John Was a Zombie: It feeds on Uncle's chi, and as nobody knew how to transfer their chi to him, he was turned into the Jiangshi's slave until his chi was returned.
  • Character Death: All the stolen chi is reclaimed from the vampire as the sun rises.
  • Chinese Vampire: The fact that he is a vampire of the Chinese variety is a critical plot point, because the methods of dealing with him are different from the Western varieties.
  • Eye of Newt: How to reclaim all the stolen chi from it? Collect a toadstool from a graveyard, place it inside the vampire's left sock and throw the sock into a river before sunrise. Otherwise the chi remains with the vampire forever.
  • Fangs Are Evil: It's teeth grow with the chi it sucks.
  • Femme Fatalons: It's sharp claws lengthen with the chi it sucks.
  • Flight: Even at its weakest, it can fly.
  • Growing Muscles Sequence: Every time it drains chi, it grows in muscle and size.
  • Looks Like Orlok: In its weakest form, it looks quite shrunken indeed.
  • Monochromatic Eyes: Its eyes are initially pale white, but after absorbing chi from Tohru, Jade, and Uncle, it gains slit red cat-like pupils.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: Consumes chi instead of blood. It doesn't bite, but the chi is transferred as green energy through the eyes. It's blind, so it sniffs to find its target by the smell of its breath. It cannot be harmed with a wooden stake. It cannot cross a running river. However, it can still be killed by sunlight.
  • Reforged into a Minion: Its victim becomes a servant, unless they are given someone else's chi.
  • Suddenly Voiced: It's initially mute, but after absorbing chi from Tohru, Jade, and Uncle, it gains the ability to speak.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Attaching a special note of paper to a Jiangshi's face will render it motionless. And much like Western vampires, sunlight is lethal to them.
  • Your Soul Is Mine: Says a variation of this, when it's mere moments to the sunrise.
    "In moments, the collective chi will be mine forever."

Monkey King

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Showoff...
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...and creepy.
Stop me if you've heard this one befooorre...

Voiced by: Bill Tanzer (first appearance) and Billy West (second appearance)

Monkey King is a trickster monkey. Based on the Chinese legend of Sun Wukong, he is released whenever someone pulls his puppet form's leg. The luckless victim becomes a puppet in his place, only to be restored if he pulls their leg, which he isn't likely to do of his own free will. He might seem like an irritating prankster at first glance, but he takes a very dim view of anyone trying to spoil his fun.
  • Ax-Crazy: What his "fun" turns into; dangerous actions that can lead to death.
  • Puppet Permutation: He's a wooden dummy, but he changes into a live being when someone pulls his leg. The person who pulls his leg turns into a dummy themselves. And if the Monkey King pulls the victim's leg, their positions change back to normal.
  • Slasher Smile: Often sports these when indulding his lunatic fun.
  • Sublime Rhyme: The instructions for switching places with a person in terms of living-puppet.
    To free me of glitches and put you in stitches, this merry ape begs: Pull my leg.
  • Tickle Torture: In his second appearance, he uses this technique on Tohru to find out where the other Chans have gone.
  • Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?: He can be talked into making more spectacular ways to kill other people.

Bartholomew Chang

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Voiced by: Timothy Dang

A Taiwanese businessman and criminal mastermind who has a habit of stealing objects made from jade stone. He becomes a minor recurring enemy to the J-Team.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: He's introduced as being a "philanthropist" because he gives the profits of numerous entreprises to charity.

Vanessa Barone

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Ah, been called a lot of things: relic hunter, mercenary, thief. But Vanessa Barone, nice lady? Ha, ha! That is a new one.

Voiced by: Mona Marshall

A female relic hunter, mercenary, and thief who wanted to find the Eye of Aurora, a necklace that contained power of teleportation.
  • Bound and Gagged: At the end of the episode featuring her, she's been tied up and gagged by the Buttercup Scouts.
  • The Cameo: She briefly appears in "Antler Action", leading some other one-shot villains against Jackie.
  • Combat Stilettos: She's a relic hunter, mercenary, and thief who wears high-heeled boots while on business.
  • Dark Action Girl: She fares quite well against Jackie.

    Magical Heroes 

Lo Pei

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And so does his copy.
I must once again safeguard these, lest they fall into the hands of the Ultimate Evil.

Voiced by: David Carradine

A sacred warrior of the Ling Dynasty. Nine hundred years ago, he led the uprising against Shendu, turning the demon into a statue and taking away his powers in the form of the Talismans. He's been long dead, but one episode features a terracotta statue of him. The Rat Talisman is used on the statue, bringing live to it. The statue has original Lo Pei's personality and powers. In the end of the episode, he's turned back into a statue.
  • Badass: He is a wise and mighty chi wizard who not only overthrow Shendu at the height of his power, but his reanimated copy defeated both Jackie and Tohru.
  • Big Good: He's the one who turned Shendu into a statue and scattered his Talismans to the four corners of the Earth. The same spell he used to accomplish that is reused on Shendu during the 3rd season.
  • Calling Your Attacks: When he performs scroll magic, he shouts the scroll's title.
  • Cassandra Truth: His copy refuses to believe he's a statue, until he sees a poster depicting him in his statue form.
  • Famous Last Words: "Goodbye pal."
  • Fish out of Water: A Ling dynasty warrior in modern times? You figure.
  • Good Is Not Nice: While he is dedicated to keep the Talismans from evil hands, he has no qualms about causing collateral damage or (non-lethally) disposing of people who seem to threaten him.
  • "Good Luck" Gesture: Jade teaches him a thumbs up gesture as a sign of friendship. After he's turned back to a liveless terracotta, his right hand is left in this gesture.
  • Irony: Valmont comments how life coming to the statue that portrays the man who turned Shendu into a statue is this.
  • Kung-Fu Wizard: He easily takes down Jackie and Tohru with martial arts.
  • Made of Iron: When Tohru squashes him under a taxi, he survives uninjured. Jade suggests this to be because he's a Living Statue.
  • Occult Blue Eyes: He has dark blue eyes, which is an unusual trait for an Asian, so it could be due to his magic.
  • Paper Talisman: His magic is performed through scrolls. The ones he's shown using can be used to levitate, petrify opponents and energy blasting.
  • Posthumous Character: The real Lo Pei has long been dead, but the living terracotta has his personality.
  • Precursor Hero: Before all the business with Section 13 and the Chan Clan, there was this guy overthrowing Shendu.
  • You Shall Not Pass: He stays behind to fight the Shadowkhan, allowing Jackie and Jade to escape with the Talismans. When they are at a safe distance, he throws the Rat Talisman to them, letting himself to become a statue again.
  • Warrior Poet: He constantly utters nature-inspired analogies to poetically and abstractly describe or muse upon his situations.
    "As the dandelion scatters its seeds to the four winds, so did I scatter the Talismans to the four corners of the earth."
  • Wouldn't Hurt a Child: He's briefly tricked by the Enforcers to think they are his fellow Ling warriors, until they grab Jade.
    "A sacred warrior would never harm a child. You are impostors!"

The Eight Immortals

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From left to right: Zhang Guolao, Lü Dongbin, Li Tieguai, Lan Caihe, Han Xiangzi, Cao Guojiu, Zhongli Quan & He Xiangu.
Eight legendary heroes of ancient China. They are the ones who originally banished Shendu and his siblings to the Demon Netherworld and locked their portals with the Pan'Ku Box. However, the artifacts they used to do this (their symbols) were tainted with the demons' chi.
  • Badass Grandpa: All of them except He Xiangu were very old when they defeated their respective Demon Sorcerer. It takes a while to be as good as they were, you know?
  • Big Goods: It is through their heroics and legacy that the Chan Clan is able to fight Shendu's siblings.
  • Noodle Incident: The Fire Demon Chi is never discussed. Since Drago already had the fire powers inherited from his father, it's natural he would not be interested in pursuing the artifact containing his father's chi.
  • Paper Fan of Doom: Zhongli Quan's symbol is a fan.

Chi Master Fong

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This is all we see about him.
A deceased Chinese mystic who taught Uncle magic for 15 years. Somewhere along the line, Daolon Wong "defeated" him.
  • The Ghost: We don't get to see a flashback of him or to hear his voice, but in "The Good, the Bad, the Blind, the Deaf and the Mute", we see on a shrine dedicated to his memory a statue and a small figurine of him.

Super Moose

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Voiced by: Clancy Brown

An anthropomorphic moose superhero. Normally a fictitious character, unless Jade uses the Rat Talisman to bring a stuffed doll of him to life.

    Other Characters 

Mama Tohru

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Only antique I see is the Billy Goat there!

Voiced by: Amy Hill

Tohru's mother. She only appears in a handful of episodes but leaves quite an impact. She shows the Chans a new side of Tohru, and becomes Uncle's arch-rival.
  • Acrofatic: She's overweight but can run on railings.
  • Action Mom: She prohibits her son from fighting because she wants to protect him.
  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Her relationship with Tohru is easily summarized as this.
  • Asian Rudeness: She rivals Uncle in her lack of manners and height of arrogance.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: She takes this posture with Uncle in her debut episode.
  • Badass: Guess where Tohru gets his badassery from?
  • Badass Normal: Unlike Uncle, she doesn't have any magic at her disposal but can still take on the supernatural.
  • Beauty Mark: She has one near her left eye. Uncle once mocks it.
  • Cool Old Lady: While she's short-tempered and antagonistic towards Uncle, she's not a woman any criminal would want to trifle with.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She is a master of sarcasm. For instance, when Uncle accused her of cheating at Mahjong by moving pieces when he sneezed, she replied:
    "Anytime you sneeze, all the pieces move. Bird peak nose should have its own zip code."
  • Distaff Counterpart: The only significant difference between her and Uncle is that she doesn't have magic at her disposal.
  • Hey, You!: To her, Uncle is always "Billy Goat", "Junk Monger", or "Junk Man".
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: A mother and son example; her son is huge and she herself is barely taller than Jade.
  • Invisible Jerkass: After she's accidentally turned invisible in "The Invisible Mom", she torments Uncle in various ways until she reveals her location.
  • Jerkass: Mostly towards Uncle. In her debut episode, she was also very bossy to Tohru and dismissive towards Jackie and Jade.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She loves her son, and also cooperated with Uncle to save Tohru and Jackie. She becomes less abrasive towards Jackie and Jade. Towards Uncle, not so much.
  • Jewish Mother: A Japanese one actually, but she's just as nagging and overbearing as most examples of this trope.
  • Like Father, Unlike Son: Mother and son appear initially to be polar opposites, but they do share some similarities, like protective attitude towards their loved ones. During his feud with Uncle in "The Demon Behind", Tohru's behavior towards Uncle resembled his mother's mannerisms towards him. He even called Uncle "Billy Goat" at one point. Tohru's future self wears a red coat similar to that his mother wears.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: She doesn't know that Tohru's previous employer Valmont is a crime lord or that her son was a thug. Tohru asks his extended family to keep it that way.
  • Mahjong: She's shown to be quite skilled in this. She states that she's a five time all Kyoto finalist. She defeats Uncle in it several times (though he says she cheats every time).
  • Mama Bear: You think her mountain-sized son is more dangerous? Threaten him and find out how wrong you are.
  • My Beloved Smother: Her son just can't handle demons and gangs without her. One time she even decided to stay invisible to protect him better.
  • The Napoleon: She has the Hair-Trigger Temper to match her short stature.
  • Never Mess with Granny: She may be a little old lady, but she knows karate, and is quite willing to use those skills.
  • No Name Given: No one calls her anything other than "Tohru's mother".
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: She's only a little taller than Jade, but deadlier than Jackie.
  • Prim and Proper Bun: She's gives off the air of being traditional and she has certain "authority" in her.
  • Screw Politeness Im A Senior: She also rivals Uncle in abusing her old age to disregard tact.
  • Sitcom Archnemesis: To Uncle; martial arts, mahjong, shuffle board, treating Jackie of cobra's venom; it doesn't matter as long as one can humiliate the other.
  • Snark-to-Snark Combat: Rivaling Uncle of course. Whenever she and Uncle are in the same room, insults and snarks are exchanged back and forth.
  • Uncanny Family Resemblance: She is a dead ringer for Tohru aside from being female and much smaller in size.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: She spends more time with Uncle than with anyone else, even if they mostly argue.
  • Volleying Insults: She and Uncle compete diligently in the creativeness of the insults they throw at each other.

Miss Hartman

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Mr. Chan, this is not the first time we've had a problem with Jade.

Voiced by: Jeannie Elias

Jade's schoolteacher. She's annoyed by Jade's unbelievable stories of fantastic adventures.
  • A Day in the Limelight: "The Demon Beneath My Wings" is this for her because she had Hsi Wu's chi.
  • Badass Teacher: She defended Jade from Drago. Although of course, this is while she was temporarily transformed by the chi of Hsi Wu the Sky Demon.
  • Child Hater: Jade believes that Hartman hates kids, although this is subverted. In fact, Hartman states that she's a teacher because she likes children.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She conveys her skepticism of Jade's stories in dry disbelief.
  • Fiery Redhead: Averted. She can be strict while disciplining, but hardly aggressive about it.
  • Graceful Ladies Like Purple: She's never seen without her purple jacket.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Although Hartman seems like a hard-ass, she actually cares about Jade and her other students.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner: She delivers a non-lethal version of this trope to Drago before pushing him to the ocean.
    "CLASS DISMISSED!"
  • Skeptic No Longer: Subverted. After turning into a demon for a day, she tries to remember that it happened, only for Jackie to convince her that it was all just a hallucination.
  • Stern Teacher: It's just that she has little patience for Jade's disruptive shenanigans.

Drew

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Voiced by: Jeannie Elias

A boy who teases Jade for her crazy-sounding stories.

Jackie Chan's Yin and Yang

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During the show, Jackie is affected thrice by the Tiger Talisman. He's split into his Yin and Yang sides. Yin Jackie is called "Pussycat" and Yang Jackie is called "Tiger".
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: When Tiger and Pussycat set aside their differences, they are a pretty efficient fighting force.
    Tiger: Okey bro, let's show this troll what two Jackies can do!
  • Badasses: They're two halves of Jackie Chan after all.
  • Bash Brothers: They sometimes call each other brothers and they work well together.
  • Multiple Head Case: In their final appearance, they end up in this position, because their split wasn't allowed to finish. It's eventually fixed.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Pussycat is the Sensitive Guy to Tiger's Manly Man. This is in line with Taoism: Yin represents femininity and Yang represents masculinity, so it makes sense for Yin Jackie to be more considerate of others and Yang Jackie to be more aggressive.

Yin/Light Jackie (Pussycat)

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Voiced by: James Sie

  • Apologizes a Lot: Pussycat is this even more than normal Jackie. It extends to fighting.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He is even more hard to anger than normal Jackie, but it doesn't mean that he's completely helpless.
  • Butt Monkey: Pussycat seems to have most of Jackie's hapless tendencies.
  • Cowardly Lion: Usually Pussycat tries to run from danger, but when the push comes to shove, he will fight back.
  • Fragile Flower: In his debut episode, he bursts into tears after accidentally stepping on a bug. Later, he starts crying for the animals whose leather has been used on a car's seats.
  • Good Is Impotent: He initially appears as unwilling to take active because he's too nice to hurt anyone, even bad guys. However, allowing someone to be hurt by inactive provokes him into action and proves he is just as skilled as Yang Jackie.
  • Martial Pacifist: He is even more averse to violence than normal Jackie, and he gets angry only rarely. It doesn't mean that he can't defend himself.
  • Nice Guy: Exaggerated to the point of being an Extreme Doormat due to the nature of Yin.
  • Wouldn't Hurt a Child: He stops Tiger from hurting Jade.
    "It's not nice to drop-kick little girls!"

Yang/Dark Jackie (Tiger)

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"Grrrrr..."

Voiced by: James Sie

  • Anti-Hero: He is Jackie's (mostly) repressed selfish side, but still has some baseline heroism.
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Unlike normal Jackie, Tiger is willing to use all his skills in martial arts for whatever reason.
  • Badass Longcoat: In his debut episode, he steals Chow's jacket, and looks much cooler in it than Chow ever did.
  • Big Brother Bully: He and Pussycat sometimes call each other brothers and he is not shy about picking on him.
  • Blood Knight: He enjoys fighting; a significant contrast with Jackie's full personality.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: He does this to Uncle in each of his appearances.
    • In his debut episode, after he's smacked by Uncle, he returns the favor. Then he crosses his arms and smiles smugly, as if to say "You have no idea how long I've been wanting to do that."
    • In "The Return of the Pussycat", he tells Uncle not to start a lecture.
    • In "Viva Las Jackies", when Uncle yells over the phone at Tiger and Pussycat (not knowing that Jackie has been split) for leaving him in a hotel that couldn't provide him eel saliva, Tiger responds spitefully:
    "Pull your tongue out of your mouth and wring out the spit."
  • Cool Shades: In his debut episode, he steals Chow's sunglasses, and looks much cooler with them than Chow ever did.
  • A Darker Me: Tiger is this, rather than a full on Evil Twin because he represents the arrogance and selfishness that complete Jackie manages.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He snarks quite a bit and throws around insults.
    Pussycat (while looking for the Noble Tiger): I do not see the tiger. Maybe we should split up? (He has just forgotten their current situation.)
    Tiger: (glares at Pussycat) So I got all the brains?
  • Evil Is Cool: Tiger invokes this trope when he steals Jade's place as the main character in the play about Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde during his second appearance. He clearly enjoys playing Mr. Hyde. invoked
    "This potion is wonderful! Evil Hyde is much cooler than old goody-goody Jekyll! Hahahahahahahaa!"
  • Fearless Fool: He doesn't fear anyone or anything.
  • Hates Being Touched: He repeatedly tells off people who touch him.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: Tiger can easily be convinced to fight alongside either the heroes or villains at the drop of a hat.
  • Intimidation Demonstration: He has a habit of loudly clicking his neck on both sides before starting a fight.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Even if he's Jackie's most aggressive traits, he's still Jackie fundamentally.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: He has the same dose of skills as normal Jackie, but he's much more willing to hurt his opponents. For example, he utilizes a Diving Kick much more than normal Jackie, and he seems to be more impervious to the injuries normal Jackie tends to be distracted with.
  • Unscrupulous Hero: Tiger is selfish, arrogant, and easy to set off, but ultimately heroic.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Tiger was willing to kick Jade when angered.

Xu Lin

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The previous guardian found the means to escape. I've searched five years for that secret and have not found it. I miss my family so much.

Voiced by: Ashlie Chan

A little Chinese girl who was exploring a bamboo forest one evening. She ended up in the Lotus Temple and has been its guardian ever since. She turns into a savage beast whenever someone intrudes into the temple. Five years afterwards, Jackie and Jade seek out the Lotus Temple, along with the villainous Old Monk. After the conflict, Xu Lin is freed from the temple and the Old Monk is forced to take her place.

The Ben Shui Order

An order of Buddhist monks who reside in a monastery situated in the mountains of Bhutan.
  • Actual Pacifists: They never participate in any fights themselves.
  • The Chosen One: The Ben Shui Order has a vague prophecy about one of these saving the world. The Chosen One is also required to be completely pacifistic, although a Champion is allowed to fight for and protect them.
  • Shrines and Temples: A Buddhist temple.

Larry

Voiced by: Robbie Rist

A geeky teen boy who is a friend of Jade. He appears in "Antler Action", where he temporarily absorbed the chi of Dai Gui the Earth Demon, which inspired him to become a superhero.
  • Body Horror: He absorbs the chi of the Demon Sorcerer Dai Gui, which slowly transforms him into an Earth Demon, until the chi is eventually removed.
  • Destructive Saviour: He ends up wrecking the comic convention while fighting Drago and the Ice Gang.
  • Fan Boy: Of comic book superheroes, such as Super Moose.
  • Geek: One of his classmates even teased him by telling him to "move out of your mother's basement".
  • I Just Want to Be Special: He wants to be a hero like Jackie Chan or Super Moose. Then he gets the opportunity, not realizing that he's (literally) turning into an evil monster.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: He says this line almost word for word, when Jade makes him realize how the Demon Chi has been corrupting him.