- The flashback to Po's past in 2-D animation makes the wolves and Shen look like real monsters.
- Pretty much the only time when the iconic scream of the Indian Peafowl became genuinely terrifying - when he uses it to set the pogrom on the panda village in motion.
- Then when Shen sees baby Po, he points at him and orders his wolves to "get them all!" Shows that he wouldn't even hesitate to kill a baby panda!
- It really, really doesn't help when you start to notice that Shen's tactics are similar to the ones used by a particularly dreaded regime in Chinese history...
- The opening narration where Shen is absolutely ecstatic about killing all the pandas is pretty creepy. The reaction of his parents when Shen bursts into the room with a look of sheer joy and excitement on his face is likely the same as the audience.
- Shen himself is an incredibly frightening and intimidating foe. Let that sink in for a second: DreamWorks found a way to make a peacock, one of the goofiest and gaudiest-looking of all animalsnote , into an even more frightening and intimidating villain than Tai Lung, a snow leopard. And he knows martial arts.
Shen: (To Po) Oh you want to know so badly... you think knowing will heal you? Huh? Fill some... crater in your soul? Well, here's your answer: your parents didn't love you! But... here... let me heal you! (Jumps atop cannon and blasts Po away)
- "Do you want to see? It's a gift! I mean it's your parting gift… in that it will 'part' you. Part of you here, part of you there, part of you waaaay over there STAINING THE WALL."
- The way Gary Oldman delivers this sentence in particular (where page image is from) is just dripping with sinister:
- Tigress's glowing eyes during the boat scene is pretty creepy in itself. Note that this is a trait she shares with Tai Lung.