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* The Shadowkhan are rarely consistent in how effective they are: [[ConservationOfNinjitsu sometimes a handful are more than enough to subdue Jackie and crew, other times they aren't of much concern]]. During the fourth season, which delves into their history and how Shendu had control over them, you realize that they are effectively puppets. Whenever they are actually competent (such as when Jade inadvertently gained control of them) is because their controller is nearby and can better direct their efforts. All the other times they are on long range missions and are simply not as independently "smart".
* (Season 4) Why were episodes 9-12 of 13 throwaway episodes? Because Tarakudo was [[spoiler:chilling on his ass waiting for the nine masks to be united]]! If you assume that each mask is harder to find than its predecessor (which would explain why Tarakudo and the Chans were always after the same mask) then Tohru (who only has a major role in episode 11) must've been struggling to locate the last mask for most of that time (maybe waiting for a potion to ferment or something during "The Good Guys") and, since Tarakudo would've been happy to wait on the Chans, they had time to deal with "Finnhalen", Drago, Chang and Daolon Wong whilst slowly locating that last mask.
** This is corroborated by Ratso in 'The Good Guys' when he says that they're on vacation. Clearly Tarakudo gave them vacation because they weren't needed for mask fetching *or* the world domination plan after [[spoiler:the masks are united]]!
* In the episode “The Chosen One,” (where Tohru is believed to be the Chosen One of the Ben-Shui Order,) there is a moment in the fight scene at the end where [[spoiler:Jade]] is handily mastering the former Chosen One’s hiking stick, alluding to the bombshell dropped at the end of the episode that mentions the possibility of [[spoiler:her]] being the Chosen One instead of Tohru. The Dark Chi Warriors break the stick, promoting [[spoiler:Jade]] to say “There goes my chi.” At first glance this may be viewed as simply saying "I’m screwed", but upon the reveal at the end takes on a different meaning, what if [[spoiler:she]] was aware that it actually was her chi (since the Chosen One’s chi is one and the same with the next-in-line) that left the stick? Then, [[spoiler:she]] inadvertently ends the fighting in a “You Shall Not Pass” Moment by yelling “Leave him alone!” at which point the awakening ceremony is ended. Again, it could be coincidence, or the Chosen One subconsciously ending the ceremony to protect [[spoiler:her]] friend from being killed.
* In "The Good, the Bad, the Blind, the Deaf and the Mute", the story focuses on the concept of the Three Wise Monkeys. "See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil." Tohru becomes blind, Jade becomes deaf and Jackie becomes mute. But some versions of tke concept portray not Three, but ''Four'' Wise Monkeys. The fourth monkey symbolizes "do no evil" and is portrayed as keeping hands crossed. Now, Uncle ends up being victim of "do no evil" curse when Daolon Wong traps his body from the neck down to the idle. He could still see, hear and speak; but aside from turning his head around, he couldn't do anything else.
* In "Day of the Dragon", as Jackie is [[spoiler: packing up to go to Hong Kong to stop Shendu]], Jade says to Jackie," [[spoiler: Jackie! I have to come with you. I'm an essential part of the J-Team! The cunning one?]]" You would think that was a mistake on the writer's part, since the Chans are addressed as the Chan Clan and [[spoiler: J-Team hasn't had their official debut yet]]. But that line makes more sense because maybe Jade had already created the J-Team and was telling Jackie ahead of time, just in case he lost against Shendu. It comes into play too, because near the ending, Uncle comments that since Shendu [[spoiler:is destroyed, a greater evil]] will take his place, which is in season 2. What's one of the episodes names in the second season and who makes their epic debut? [[spoiler:The J-Team]]
* In "The Good, the Bad, the Blind, the Deaf and the Mute", [[spoiler: when the Three Monkeys are opened, Tohru, Jade and Jackie are hit with the spells while Uncle is left unharmed. The episode is played for laughs, but I had to think about it for awhile and the reason for the Chan Clan getting their specific disability describes them and their actions. The reason for Jackie's muteness is because he talks the most out of the group, whether it's because of him complaining or doing the most kinds of communication. Jade is deaf because she doesn't listen, always talking and looking ahead for the end results. Tohru would be the hardest to think of, but then when you remember that Tohru is still a chi wizard in training (and is having trouble at that), his 'magical eye' isn't exactly open, rendering him blind. As for Uncle, he is unaffected because he did the opposite training with Chi Master Fong. He listened to his master while training, Uncle was open to the wonders of magic as a child (as seen in 'A Night at the Opera'), and Uncle doesn't exactly do a lot of talking. When Uncle is speaking, it's to those who talk too much, aren't magically aware and don't listen, which tire Uncle constantly.]]
* In [[spoiler:'Black And White And Chi All Over', Drago says to Jade that he'll "come back for her later".]] Afterwards, I wondered if [[spoiler:Drago]] had taken his revenge upon [[spoiler:Jade]], but I didn't see it throughout the rest of season 5. Then it hit me. He had already tried to but failed, thanks to [[spoiler:Ms. Hartman and her Sky Demon chi transformation in 'Demon Behind'.]]
* In 'Relics of Demons Past', after [[spoiler: Drago gives the Enforcers part of his fire chi to be his henchmen. When they ask Drago what they're going to do, Drago replies with, "A fan." If you listen carefully, Finn and Ratso are confused by Drago's request. But you hear Ratso saying, "Oh boy." ''Ratso knew exactly where Drago was going with this''.]]
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!FridgeHorror
* In "The Stronger Evil", Chow fires the [[{{Animorphism}} Monkey Talisman]] at some Section 13 agents, turning them into rats. ''We have no idea'' if they were ever changed back into humans!
* When Jade and Tohru are given [[spoiler:Tarakudo's [[MarkOfTheBeast Mark]]]] as a tattoo, their skin turns blue and eyes red, just like the Shadowkhan. The Fridge Horror kicks in when you realize that most / all tribes of Shadowkhan might well be humans and other lifeforms who were ''also'' given this tattoo, meaning all the Shadowkhan are actually victims of TheCorruption and ''slaves''.
* When Uncle trapped Daolon Wong's Dark Chi Warriors, Daolon Wong went and transformed Finn, Ratso, and Chow into his new Dark Chi Warriors. What if this is how he got his original Dark Chi Warriors? Even worse is the fact that he transformed Hak Foo who had no Dark Chi Warrior predecessor. Being able to transform Hak Foo implies that Daolon Wong can enslave ''anyone''.
** If the original Warriors were [[WasOnceAMan once humans]], would the Enforcers have eventually become as [[EmptyShell silent and emotionless]] as them, if they had never been freed by Uncle?
* In "Attack of the J-Clones", an evil wizard - who is never seen again - creates magical duplicates of the five members of the J-Team. These magical duplicates are flawed, but they are also morally good just like the originals. The evil wizard brainwashes the J-Clones into being evil, but in the end of the episode they are turned back to the side of good and fight alongside the J-Team originals. But after this, they are never heard of again. What happened to them?
* In "The Powers That Be (Part 2)", Drago and the Ice Crew are crushing Section 13's forces with Drago [[spoiler:having all eight demon powers joined as one]]. During Drago's destruction of San Francisco, there were no visible on-screen deaths, but what about the (very likely) possibility that many people died off-screen?
** Considering that some powerful demons were going on a rampage in a major city like San Francisco, it's very likely that [[TheUnmasquedWorld the supernatural is no longer a secret now]]. In fact this was sort of lampshaded, as Captain Black tried proposing a (very unconvincing) cover story about a "meteor shower" to his superiors over the phone.
* [[spoiler:If Jade wasn't there to warn Jackie about him walking to his doom and if Jackie hadn't woken up in time to stop himself from falling off a building in "Project A for Astral"]], the results could've been disastrous.
* For most of the episode of "Project A for Astral" is Fridge Horror in itself. Imagine your astral form being free from your body and a demon taking possession on your body while you are forced to be stuck in astral form as long as ''your'' body is being inhabited. Not only that, but no one would be able to see or hear you; you can only appear in someone's dreams to get help, and who knows if that certain someone can remember their dreams.
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!FridgeLogic
* Why was Jackie arrested in "Enter The Viper"? He wasn't caught inside the museum, nor was he caught with any stolen property. The cops just found him running down the sidewalk in front of the museum and slapped cuffs on him.
** Because he was dressed like a cat burglar and fleeing the vicinity of a crime. Also, he ''did'' have stolen property: the Pink Puma gem.
*** Although he doesn't end up with the Pink Puma for long, after all Jade ended up with the gem. Which brings up another question, why did the police take him to jail if they discovered that he didn't have any stolen property on him?
*** Perhaps they felt that he was still an accessory to the crime itself. He did look like a burglar, maybe they felt that he was assisting in the crime, which is still a crime. If anything, they should have had him in for questioning only as he may know who did take the Pink Puma, but Jackie wouldn't tell the police it was Jade would he? They may have held him for "further questioning" after he refuses to give Jade's or Viper's names at the police station. That could explain why he stays in jail until Viper breaks him out.
* Why is it so amazing when El Toro removes his mask during "Fright Night Fight", and why do they hide his face in shadow when we already know what he looks like? His mask has come off more than once previous to this episode.
** It was because this was being done by him himself, rather than another person. Plus it's to the drama for Paco, since El Toro did it to convince him to remove [[spoiler:the oni mask]]. Paco idolizes lucha and would follow every tradition to the letter, so it was very crushing to see his hero willingly break the number one rule.
* In Season 1, it's noted that, in the episode focusing on it, the Rat Talisman is the most important to regain for Shendu, as it will allow to escape his statue form, though he'll only return to full strength with all talismans. However, in the season 1 finale, he regains all talismans except for half of the Tiger talisman, yet despite having the Rat talisman, he doesn't escape his statue form. He only becomes animate again once the second half of the Tiger talisman is regained. Inconsistency?
** It is tied to the power of the Tiger Talisman. It ''balances'' the other 11 talismans! So long as he lacks the complete Tiger Talisman, he can only use ''one'' talisman at a time.
** He probably chose not to activate it until he had all talismans, it's not like he is a mindless statue, he is still capable of thought and able to use the sheep talisman, so he must be able to make sure the talismans do not do something he does not want them to.
** Good guess, but actually, it was specifically stated that the spell that sealed him away required ALL the Talismans to break, which was why they were scattered across the Earth in the FIRST place!
* While Dog Talisman is supposed to give the power of Immortality, it's been proven time and again that it also gives NighInvulnerability, of no damage taken variety. It's been shown consistently that while attacks can still hurt, no amount of deadly energy (proven when the Moon Demon was attacking Dog-bearing Uncle in Book of Ages storyline) can give the person so much as a scratch.
** And as one webcomic (unrelated) shows, the best keeping method for this kind of talisman is to swallow it whole.
** Jackie was able to hurt an immortal Shendu in season 1.
* As the last episode of season 1 and the first episode of season 2 show, the Dog doesn't TOTALLY eliminate pain and injuries (not to mention the episode that introduced it, where Uncle was knocked out while wearing it), pain and injuries are more Horse Talisman territory.
* Did the Book of Ages contain a scripture of Shendu rewriting the book itself, etc?
* Tohru is rather EasilyForgiven by the Chans after everything he puts them through during the 1st season. (Once he almost [[WouldHurtAChild cut Jade's stomach open while she was conscious]].) But it takes a long time before Jackie starts trusting [[ClassyCatBurglar Viper]] (whose actions weren't nearly as heinous as Tohru's) even slightly. El Toro was using the Ox Talisman for his own benefit (no worse than Viper), yet Jackie never distrusts him afterwards. Why these contradictions? Because Jackie believed Tohru's reformation to be genuine because he saw how Shendu almost killed him. And he was there to see El Toro's change of heart. He didn't witness as clearly Viper's choice to turn straight. And the fact that her overall attitude hasn't changed much doesn't help the matter in Jackie's eyes.
** He also is reluctant to believe in Finn, Ratso and Chow's attempts to reform after having fought against them for so long (understandably). But he still starts to believe them slowly (ironically right when they decide to give up being honest). And during the GrandFinale, he places Jade in [[spoiler:Hak Foo's]] hands (probably because the [[spoiler:mercenary]] decided to fight alongside the J-Team). Both of those cases are a pretty short time of giving up trust issues. It only makes the length of his distrust towards Viper more noticeable.
*** Everyone reformed were men, except Viper. Perhaps Jackie is trying to deny his attraction towards a thief.
** Viper was a thief of ancient artifacts. Jackie, being an Archaeologist, would probably be the least trustful of such people since they often destroy historical records to get at the valuables.
* In the episode 'The Dog And The Piggy Show', Jackie groans when he finds out that he has to go back to [[spoiler:Bavaria]]. Fridge Logic comes in when you realize [[spoiler:Bavaria]] is where Jackie found the shield with the [[spoiler:Rooster Talisman]], where all the magic trouble started.
* There's the very popular theory that Drago may be [[HalfHumanHybrid half-human]] because he has five fingers, is small in size, and has red irises; while Shendu has four fingers, is large, and his eyes are fully red. But demons like Hsi Wu are small in size, demons like Tchang Zu have five fingers, and the Japanese Oni demons have colored irises. Plus, it wouldn't really make sense to call Drago a demon hybrid, because when [[spoiler:Uncle took out Drago's Fire Demon Chi in "Weight And See", Drago maintained his demon form but lost his powers. If he was a true half-demon, Uncle's spell should have taken Drago's dragon form also, turning him into a human.]]
** [[spoiler:Uncle's spell would have taken Drago's dragon form if Drago had been a human empowered by Fire Demon Chi in a similar way to the Ice Gang. If he really is a hybrid or a full-blooded demon, the spell wouldn't have taken his default form along with his powers.]]
* Drago and Shendu are born in China and know a multitude of Chinese spells (and presuming, the language), but are able to breathe fire. Why is this a problem? Chinese dragons don't breathe fire, Europeans dragons do, therefore making Drago and Shendu [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Chinese-European mixes]].
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