Western Animation Jackie Chan Adventures Discussion

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11:13:26 AM Mar 6th 2015
edited by OlmoJV
Does anyone think that Drago might qualify with at least one of the following tropes in regards of Jade: Shadow Archetype, Evil Counterpart or Not So Different?

I got this idea from a deleted fanfiction named Proxy. In it, Shendu decides to send Drago after Jade, because the young dragon would show more adaptation ability than his father or uncles or aunts. Later, when Drago demands his father to densify his explanation of the situation, Shendu notes in his thoughts: ´´The boy is so similiar to the child, it's uncanny. Headstrong, impatient, rushing into things they truly don't fully comprehend.``

One reviewer of that chapter notes that Drago is similiar to Jade in the ability to improvise when faced with new obstacles, unlike their elders. The reviewer mentions Drago's triumph in the second last episode as an example of this. The same reviewer also adds to the above mentioned similarities the following: curiosity, desire to prove themselfs or become more powerful, potential and issues with pride and temper.

To clarify:

- Jade is shown to be more curious about new things than the other heroes, including the potential of magic, technology and criminal world. Uncle is far more knowledgeable about magic, but tends to stay in the limits of good chi magic. Drago has utilised human technology's potential in his schemes far more than his father, the rest of the Demon Sorcerors, Daolon Wong or Tarakudo. Also, he is the only one of them who bothered to memorise the Enforcers' names, except Tarakudo. He also asks the Ice Crew's names when recruiting them.

- Jade wants to become a secret agent in addition to an accomplished martial artist like her uncle and she is proud when her achievements are acknowledged by her family or other people important to her (Captain Black or Viper). Drago wants to become a new demonic ruler over the human race. When explaining this to the captured Jackie, Uncle and Captain Black, he says that his dad would be so proud.

- Jade hates it when she or her talents are being put aside by others, incomprehended, ignored or even acknowlegded. While Drago wants to establish himself as an intependent conqueror, the above mentioned line suggests that deep down he wants his demon elders to respect him. This is given weight when Drago yells at his father that ´´You never let me have what I want!`` I imagine that Jade secretly feels the same way about her family members and J-team. Her behaviour as the Queen of the Shadowkhan implies this.

- Because of their more flexible thinking in comparison to their elders, Jade and Drago have shown skill in more than one area: martial arts, stealth, magic, leadership...

- Jade is rebellious, feisty and proud at times, sometimes a bit arrogant. Drago has these traits also, but they are more strongly visible.

What do you think? Should one of those three tropes be added to Drago's character description?

01:30:26 AM Sep 26th 2014
You think the demon clan CAN get along?
05:58:28 AM Mar 14th 2012

Shendu is the Man Behind the Man to Valmont, Valmont obeys his orders and their plans.
03:28:18 PM Jul 22nd 2011
edited by thevisualboy37
I seem to recall an episode where Jade and Jackie get on a reality TV series, sort of like Survivor. Their opponents are from Germany, and Jade manages to get them away by telling them their schnitzel is in danger of being stolen. In another episode from the same season, Jade steals the Rooster Talisman (for whatever reason) and says, "Cock-a-doodle-how-do-you-do?" I believe the season had something to do with finding marks on the ground and having to destroy them to stop demons from being summoned, but the Wikis and episodes are telling me nothing about this. Would someone help me out here?

EDIT: Saw the first one already, was totally wrong about the plot for that season. Disregard and do not answer... um, how can I delete this?
12:09:30 PM Jun 23rd 2011
I have a Headscratcher of my own. If Dragon can steal the power of residual demon chi of the immortal weapons, why didn't he go after the Sword of the immortals when he lost his powers?
03:36:04 PM Aug 19th 2011
Dunno, but I'll make a Headscratcher page and move this and the other one over.
09:13:58 AM Apr 6th 2011
Since there isn't a It Just Bugs Me! page I'll ask here. In the episode where Finn (of the enforcers) gets a shawdowkhan mask stuck to the seat of his pants, why doesn't he realize that he can pull the pants down to use the bathroom?
01:33:28 PM Jun 20th 2011
Because that STILL means he's exposing himself to a demon general. Er, oni general. Same diff.

Now for my own thought of a Trope: UST. Is it just me, or did the "actions" between older Jade and Draco look like the bickerings of a couple of jilted lovers? Even when he escapes he acts the same way to the younger Jade, singling her out a good deal in the beginning of the last season.
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