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YMMV: Xiaolin Showdown
  • Alternate Character Interpretation: Judging by his few appearances and his legacy, the Shen Gong Wu, one can infer that Dashi was either the definition of Crazy-Prepared or a very Erudite Stoner. Maybe both.
  • Draco in Leather Pants: Jack Spicer and Chase Young get this in spades from the fandom.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Jack Spicer gets this in spades, to the point where he's the subject of nearly half of the show's fanworks.
    • Le Mime also has a fairly sizable fanbase despite appearing in only one episode.
  • Evil Is Sexy:
    • Wuya fills out her Heylin outfit very nicely.
    • Chase Young.
    • Katnappe also counts.
    • Jack Spicer
  • Evil Is Cool: Chase Young.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: Raimundo/Kimiko and also Chase/Jack for the Yaoi Fangirls
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: Raimundo's throwaway line in "Chameleon" (season 1, episode 6) - "Maybe I'm missing the point. We're never gonna go after each other!" Talk about Tempting Fate.
  • GameBreaker / Story Breaker Power: A few of the Wu fall fall into this either on their own in unique combination.
    • The first notable one was the Golden Tiger Claws, allowing the user to essentially invoke Teleport Spam and make any Showdown a breeze. It was even sent to the center of the Earth for a while so it wouldn't be used.
    • The second item was Treasure of Blind Swordsman, which required Raimundo to fake a Face-Heel Turn and scam Roy Bean since direct methods were out of the question.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • Grey DeLisle as an Asian girl with fire powers? Wait a minute..
      • In that same area, one episode has Omi gain the Elemental Powers of the other Dragons. A young boy who's a monk with markings on his head that glow and he controls all four elements? Then in the series finale he freezes himself to travel to the future.
      • Also Airbender related, Omi joining in on Raimundo teasing Clay for using Tai-chi, which was the main inspiraton for the waterbenders techniques.
  • Magnificent Bastard: Chase Young.
  • Memetic Molester: According to some parts of the fandom, Chase Young is this to Omi. Not helped with lines like these:
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • You got Jacked!
    • Jack Spicer: It hurts! Get it out!
    • A lot of sayings Omi butchers become these as well.
      • SECRET ELABORATE PLAN!
  • Nightmare Fuel: Due to Orifice Invasion with which to control you as a Puppeteer Parasite, Sibini definitely qualifies.
    • "HEYLIN POWER! TSUNAMI WATER BLADE: ICE!"
    • Dojo's scene with Jack in Enter The Dragon. Just the way his mouth slowly closes before letting out an evil laugh as he clothes his jaws.. yeesh.
  • Periphery Demographic: Possibly due to its Cerebus Syndrome, it got quite a bit of a cult following amongst older teenagers.
  • Seasonal Rot: The 3rd season is largely seen as inferior to the first two, mainly due to not having much of a story arc compared to the other seasons, Villain Decay on the part of Jack and Wuya, and the new villain Hannibal Bean not being particular threatening or interesting.
  • Tastes Like Diabetes: Jack whenever he turns completely good via the Ying Yang World, to the point where even though he's wholeheartedly on their side the monks like him even less than they do when he's evil.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks:
    • News that the revival is being outsourced to Canada is already getting this reaction.
    • Jack's new voice—with a higher pitch that makes him seem a lot younger—is also getting this reaction (though it was later revealed that it was simply a place-holder since his actual voice actor hadn't been hired yet).
    • Fans also seem to be objecting to the use of CGI in the Showdowns, and the seemingly random name change to the Orb of Tornami, called the Orb of Torpedo in the preview clip.note 
  • Unintentionally Sympathetic: After awhile it can be hard to enjoy the abuse Jack Spicer gets put through. While he's undoubtedly done villainous things, his status as a character who's not good enough for either the good guys or the bad guys along with the focus on his insecurities makes it really easy to feel sorry for him. He's given enough Pet the Dog moments that it can look like build up to a Heel-Face Turn, but he never quite makes it.
  • Unpopular Popular Character: Jack.
  • Villain Decay: Jack Spicer and Wuya, as both were upstaged by Chase Young, although Jack wasn't all that tough to start with, and Wuya was restored without her full powers. Even then, she can still beat all of the monks.
    • Reversed in the first part of the finale, where Jack's future self pretty much kills everyone.
  • Villain Sue: Chase Young borders on this at times. He's powerful, intelligent, handsome, highly skilled, outclasses every other villain on the show as well as most of the heroes, and almost never suffers major setbacks either.
  • What an Idiot: Seriously, Omi trusted Chase Young even though he guessed that he was up to something.
  • The Woobie: Jack Spicer, and sometimes Omi and Raimundo.
    • Kimiko, big time in Tangled Web.
    • Dojo in Master Monk Guan what with being the butt of everyone's jokes, called out for not helping the monks fight Jack's Wuya-Bots even though they've always known he's not exactly brave and he almost gets killed so Chase can use him as a soup ingredient.

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