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: Le Mime also has a fairly sizable fanbase despite having a major role in only one episode.
  • Evil Is Sexy:
  • 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.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Grey DeLisle as an Asian girl with fire powers? Wait a minute...
  • 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!
  • Periphery Demographic: Possibly due to its Cerebus Syndrome, it got quite a bit of a cult following amongst older teenagers.
  • Rooting for the Empire: Later on, every time Jack Spicer wins just feels better, with how much the guy suffers in one episode.
  • Seasonal Rot: The final season is largely viewed as being kind of lame compared to the first two seasons, 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.
    • Not to mention the series was very meticulous about keeping careful track of which characters had which Shen-Gong-Wu from episode to episode in the first two seasons. They stopped this in season 3, with one side stealing several Wu from the other at once and the show never mentioned which were stolen. It became difficult to stay invested in the show when Wu would just randomly appear for either side.
  • 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 a while it can be hard to enjoy the abuse Jack Spicer gets put through. While he's undoubtedly done villainous things, his status as a character who's not good enough for either the good guys or the bad guys along with the focus on his insecurities makes it really easy to feel sorry for him. He's given enough 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—he and Raimundo have the largest fanbases out of all the male characters on the show.
  • 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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