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* RuleOfThree: The three princesses must marry the three princes of Qigong in three days.


* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Three of them yet, who just happen to be perfect matches for Mulan's three friends who've had no luck with girls of lesser rank and yet somehow score beautiful princesses.

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* BigBad: [[BigBadFriend Mushu]] does everything in his power to make sure Mulan doesn't marry so he can retain his position as her guardian.


* ManChild: Lord Qigong's son isn't exactly man of the house by any stretch of the mind, actually ''repulsed by Mulan'' because he thinks she's old. Queue a well-deserved OhCrap from Mulan.

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* ManChild: Lord Qigong's son (who knows what happened to his two ''other'' sons) isn't exactly man of the house by any stretch of the mind, actually ''repulsed by Mulan'' because he thinks she's old. Queue a well-deserved OhCrap from Mulan.


''Mulan II'' is a 2004 DirectToVideo sequel to Disney's version of ''Disney/{{Mulan}}''.

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''Mulan II'' is a 2004 DirectToVideo sequel to Disney's version of ''Disney/{{Mulan}}''.
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Lord Qigong's two younger sons are nowhere to be seen in the finale.


* BirdsOfAFeather: Yao and Mei both have very fiery personalities and are the most willing of their respective trios to follow their heart. Ting-Ting and Ling, while are opposites in some ways, share a similar sense of humour. Chien-Po and Su are not just both {{Big Eater}}s but also most peaceful and least argumentative members of their respective trios.

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* BirdsOfAFeather: Yao and Mei both have very fiery personalities and are the most willing of their respective trios to follow their heart. Ting-Ting and Ling, while are opposites in some ways, share a similar sense of humour. Chien-Po and Su are not just both {{Big Eater}}s but also the most peaceful and least argumentative members of their respective trios.



** Okay, Heart over Duty isn't such a bad Aesop. Unfortunately we're talking about ''princesses'' -- and they've already been betrothed. They can't just run off with a bunch of soldiers. But apparently it's okay because your personal happiness is more important than the fate of your father's empire and the lives of his millions of subjects, and the millions of subjects of the neighboring kingdom. Even though you haven't known these soldiers much longer anyway. The only reason this was even allowed to happen was by way of [[DeusExMachina Dragon Ex Machina]]. In any other situation, these decisions would have doomed both kingdoms.

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** Okay, Heart over Duty isn't such a bad Aesop. Unfortunately Unfortunately, we're talking about ''princesses'' -- and they've already been betrothed. They can't just run off with a bunch of soldiers. But apparently apparently, it's okay because your personal happiness is more important than the fate of your father's empire and the lives of his millions of subjects, and the millions of subjects of the neighboring kingdom. Even though you haven't known these soldiers much longer anyway. The only reason this was even allowed to happen was by way of [[DeusExMachina Dragon Ex Machina]]. In any other situation, these decisions would have doomed both kingdoms.



* TheHypocrite: Mulan wants to teach the princesses that they don't have to follow orders and can go their own way. So when when Ting-Ting isn't smitten with Ling, and still feels that she should stick to her duty, does Mulan support her? NO! She just puts on more pressure, giving the impression that Mulan cares far more about her soldier buddies than the princesses. Heart, duty, nothin' - it's getting hitched that counts!
* ImplausibleDeniability: Mushu claims heís trying to save Mulan from getting heart-broken due to her differences with Shang, when itís clear he wants to protect his job

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* TheHypocrite: Mulan wants to teach the princesses that they don't have to follow orders and can go their own way. So when when Ting-Ting isn't smitten with Ling, and still feels that she should stick to her duty, does Mulan support her? NO! She just puts on more pressure, giving the impression that Mulan cares far more about her soldier buddies than the princesses. Heart, duty, nothin' - it's getting hitched that counts!
* ImplausibleDeniability: Mushu claims heís trying to save Mulan from getting heart-broken due to her differences with Shang, Shang when itís clear he wants to protect his jobjob.



** Mushu sabotages Mulan's relationship with Shang... because if she marries him she'll lose his job. To be fair, Mulan had only really known Shang personally for a month, (they'd met at least a few weeks before, but it was a soldier-commander relationship, and she was lying about her identity at the time) and them turning out to be very different from each other as they were planning their wedding raised more then a few alarm bells, but he had zero problem with any of this until he realized what it all meant for him personally.

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** Mushu sabotages Mulan's relationship with Shang... because if she marries him she'll lose his job. To be fair, Mulan had only really known Shang personally for a month, (they'd met at least a few weeks before, but it was a soldier-commander relationship, and she was lying about her identity at the time) and them turning out to be very different from each other as they were planning their wedding raised more then a few alarm bells, but he had zero problem problems with any of this until he realized what it all meant for him personally.


* WhatTheHellHero: Mulan gets rightfully angry with Mushu when [[spoiler:she finds out he tried to sabotage her relationship with Shang in order to keep his job as family guardian spirit]].

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* WhatTheHellHero: Mulan gets rightfully angry with Mushu when [[spoiler:she she finds out [[spoiler: he tried to sabotage her relationship with Shang in order to keep his job as family guardian spirit]].spirit]].
-->'''Mulan:''' [[spoiler: You got between Shang and me so you could KEEP YOUR JOB!?]]

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* TooDumbToLive : Despite being the wisest person in the movie, Shang has the idea of ​​hiring only 3 soldiers to escort the princesses. [[spoiler: Shang almost dies when the group is attacked by a small group of Huns, who would not have posed a threat if Shang had had a full battalion.]].


* KarmaHoudini: Not only does Mulan get away with basically kidnapping the princesses and marrying them to common soldiers, even after presenting herself as the marriage offering in replacement she ''doesn't have to do that either''. She gets to marry Shang after all and True Love wins through 100%. It's generally implied that the prince is just so ''impressed'' that he allies with China in war for absolutely no benefit to his kingdom at all.

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* KarmaHoudini: Not only does Mulan get away with basically kidnapping the princesses and marrying them to common soldiers, even after presenting herself as the marriage offering in replacement she ''doesn't have to do that either''. She gets to marry Shang after all and True Love wins through 100%. It's generally implied that the prince is just so ''impressed'' that he allies with China in war for absolutely no benefit to his kingdom at all.all (not getting set on fire by the "Unity Dragon" is a benefit to himself).





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* CluelessAesop: Okay, Heart over Duty isn't such a bad Aesop. Unfortunately we're talking about ''princesses'' - and they've already been betrothed. They can't just run off with a bunch of soldiers. But apparently it's okay because your personal happiness is more important than the fate of your father's empire and the lives of his millions of subjects, and the millions of subjects of the neighbouring kingdom. Even though you haven't known these soldiers much longer anyway. The only reason this was even allowed to happen was by way of [[DeusExMachina Dragon Ex Machina]]. In any other situation, these decisions would have doomed both kingdoms.

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* CluelessAesop: CluelessAesop:
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Okay, Heart over Duty isn't such a bad Aesop. Unfortunately we're talking about ''princesses'' - -- and they've already been betrothed. They can't just run off with a bunch of soldiers. But apparently it's okay because your personal happiness is more important than the fate of your father's empire and the lives of his millions of subjects, and the millions of subjects of the neighbouring neighboring kingdom. Even though you haven't known these soldiers much longer anyway. The only reason this was even allowed to happen was by way of [[DeusExMachina Dragon Ex Machina]]. In any other situation, these decisions would have doomed both kingdoms.



* ItsAllAboutMe: Mushu sabotages Mulan's relationship with Shang...because if she marries him she'll lose his job. To be fair, Mulan had only really known Shang personally for a month, (they'd met at least a few weeks before, but it was a soldier-commander relationship, and she was lying about her identity at the time) and them turning out to be very different from each other as they were planning their wedding raised more then a few alarm bells, but he had zero problem with any of this until he realized what it all meant for him personally.

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* ItsAllAboutMe: ItsAllAboutMe:
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Mushu sabotages Mulan's relationship with Shang...Shang... because if she marries him she'll lose his job. To be fair, Mulan had only really known Shang personally for a month, (they'd met at least a few weeks before, but it was a soldier-commander relationship, and she was lying about her identity at the time) and them turning out to be very different from each other as they were planning their wedding raised more then a few alarm bells, but he had zero problem with any of this until he realized what it all meant for him personally.



* KarmaHoudini: Not only does Mulan get away with basically kidnapping the princesses and marrying them to common soldiers, even after presenting herself as the marriage offering in replacement she ''doesn't have to do that either''. She gets to marry Shang after all and True Love wins through 100%.
** It's generally implied that the prince is just so ''impressed'' that he allies with China in war for absolutely no benefit to his kingdom at all.

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* KarmaHoudini: Not only does Mulan get away with basically kidnapping the princesses and marrying them to common soldiers, even after presenting herself as the marriage offering in replacement she ''doesn't have to do that either''. She gets to marry Shang after all and True Love wins through 100%.
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100%. It's generally implied that the prince is just so ''impressed'' that he allies with China in war for absolutely no benefit to his kingdom at all.



* OppositesAttract: Mulan and Shang; her parents give the pair 'ying yang marriage advice' at the start.

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* OppositesAttract: Mulan and Shang; her parents give the pair 'ying "ying yang marriage advice' advice" at the start.



* PoliticallyCorrectHistory: In regard to its "arranged marriage = bad" campaign and the fact that Mulan ''got away'' with practically kidnapping the princesses and allowing them to marry commoners.
** This is in stark contrast to the DeliberateValuesDissonance in the first movie, where at the beginning, Mulan is dutifully preparing for the prospect of a marriage being arranged for her. This makes her adamant opposition to arranged marriages in this film even more startling. In fact, marrying for love is seen as a relatively recent (not to mention Western) phenomenon, with arranged marriages being present throughout almost all of human history, and is still the norm in some parts of the world.

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* PoliticallyCorrectHistory: In regard to its "arranged marriage = bad" campaign and the fact that Mulan ''got away'' with practically kidnapping the princesses and allowing them to marry commoners.
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commoners. This is in stark contrast to the DeliberateValuesDissonance in the first movie, where at the beginning, Mulan is dutifully preparing for the prospect of a marriage being arranged for her. This makes her adamant opposition to arranged marriages in this film even more startling. In fact, marrying for love is seen as a relatively recent (not to mention Western) phenomenon, with arranged marriages being present throughout almost all of human history, and is still the norm in some parts of the world.



* SupernaturalAid: [[spoiler:Mushu's trick of pretending to be the Dragon of Unity resolves the final problem.]].



* SupernaturalAid: [[spoiler:Mushu's trick of pretending to be the Dragon of Unity resolves the final problem.]].



* WhatTheHellHero: Mulan gets rightfully angry with Mushu when [[spoiler: she finds out he tried to sabotage her relationship with Shang in order to keep his job as family guardian spirit]].

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* WhatTheHellHero: Mulan gets rightfully angry with Mushu when [[spoiler: she [[spoiler:she finds out he tried to sabotage her relationship with Shang in order to keep his job as family guardian spirit]].


* BirdsOfAFeather: Yao and Mei both have very fiery personalities and are the most willing of their respective trios to follow their heart. Ting-Ting and Ling, while are opposites in some ways, share a similiar sense of humour. Chien-Po and Su are not just both {{Big Eater}}s but also most peaceful and least argumentative members of their respective trios.

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* BirdsOfAFeather: Yao and Mei both have very fiery personalities and are the most willing of their respective trios to follow their heart. Ting-Ting and Ling, while are opposites in some ways, share a similiar similar sense of humour. Chien-Po and Su are not just both {{Big Eater}}s but also most peaceful and least argumentative members of their respective trios.



* ItsAllAboutMe: Mushu sabotages Mulan's relationship with Shang...because if she marries him she'll lose his job. To be fair, Mulan had only really known Shang personally for a month, (they'd met at least a few weeks before, but it was a soldier-commander relationship, and she was lying about her identity at the time) and them turning out to be very different from eachother as they were planning their wedding raised more then a few alarm bells, but he had zero problem with any of this until he realized what it all meant for him personally.
** Mulan, to a lesser extent. It's explained to her very clearly that China is going to be ravaged by Mongols if the princesses don't marry the princes. The princesses, while not thrilled about the arrangement, are definitely willing to go through with it, especially what with the urgent circumstances. Then Mei falls in love with Yao and Mulan, without the slightest hesitation or conflict, tells Mei to follow her heart, screw over the lives of millions. That would be bad enough, but when Ting-Ting, the oldest and most responsible princess, is genuinely interested forging a critical alliance and saving her people as opposed to hooking up with Ling, Mulan turns out to be less interested in people following their duty to their hearts when it conflicts with ''her'' desires, and talks Ting-Ting out of a literal country saving alliance, because she is just ''that'' against arranged marriages. Yeah. One can only wonder what Mulan would have done had Shang not been presumed dead when he fell hundreds of feet down a cliff, freeing her up to fill in for the princesses...but even that comes off as insulting because she rationalizes that, as China's savior, she is worth more then 3 members of royalty. While she did indeed bring great honor to her family (though that may or may not last after the emperor discovers her role in derailing the extremely important mission he entrusted her and Shang with) the way she herself rationalizes not giving the prince of Qui-Gong what the emperor had already agreed on comes across as just plain arrogant. And she never even feels slightly guilty about endangering her country to the mongols. Who cares about saving China when you got your duty to your heart to think about?

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* ItsAllAboutMe: Mushu sabotages Mulan's relationship with Shang...because if she marries him she'll lose his job. To be fair, Mulan had only really known Shang personally for a month, (they'd met at least a few weeks before, but it was a soldier-commander relationship, and she was lying about her identity at the time) and them turning out to be very different from eachother each other as they were planning their wedding raised more then a few alarm bells, but he had zero problem with any of this until he realized what it all meant for him personally.
** Mulan, to a lesser extent. It's explained to her very clearly that China is going to be ravaged by Mongols if the princesses don't marry the princes. The princesses, while not thrilled about the arrangement, are definitely willing to go through with it, especially what with the urgent circumstances. Then Mei falls in love with Yao and Mulan, without the slightest hesitation or conflict, tells Mei to follow her heart, screw over the lives of millions. That would be bad enough, but when Ting-Ting, the oldest and most responsible princess, is genuinely interested forging a critical alliance and saving her people as opposed to hooking up with Ling, Mulan turns out to be less interested in people following their duty to their hearts when it conflicts with ''her'' desires, and talks Ting-Ting out of a literal country saving alliance, because she is just ''that'' against arranged marriages. Yeah. One can only wonder what Mulan would have done had Shang not been presumed dead when he fell hundreds of feet down a cliff, freeing her up to fill in for the princesses...but even that comes off as insulting because she rationalizes that, as China's savior, she is worth more then than 3 members of royalty. While she did indeed bring great honor to her family (though that may or may not last after the emperor discovers her role in derailing the extremely important mission he entrusted her and Shang with) the way she herself rationalizes not giving the prince of Qui-Gong what the emperor had already agreed on comes across as just plain arrogant. And she never even feels slightly guilty about endangering her country to the mongols. Who cares about saving China when you got your duty to your heart to think about?



* TrainingFromHell: Averted by Mulan, who begins teaching the girls to fight by telling them that one should be gentle and kind to others. It's a possible inversion of the scene with Shang from the first part of the film and part of the 'yin-yang' motift of this movie.

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* TrainingFromHell: Averted by Mulan, who begins teaching the girls to fight by telling them that one should be gentle and kind to others. It's a possible inversion of the scene with Shang from the first part of the film and part of the 'yin-yang' motift motif of this movie.

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* ItsAllAboutMe: Mushu sabotages Mulan's relationship with Shang...because if she marries him she'll lose his job. To be fair, Mulan had only really known Shang personally for a month, (they'd met at least a few weeks before, but it was a soldier-commander relationship, and she was lying about her identity at the time) and them turning out to be very different from eachother as they were planning their wedding raised more then a few alarm bells, but he had zero problem with any of this until he realized what it all meant for him personally.
** Mulan, to a lesser extent. It's explained to her very clearly that China is going to be ravaged by Mongols if the princesses don't marry the princes. The princesses, while not thrilled about the arrangement, are definitely willing to go through with it, especially what with the urgent circumstances. Then Mei falls in love with Yao and Mulan, without the slightest hesitation or conflict, tells Mei to follow her heart, screw over the lives of millions. That would be bad enough, but when Ting-Ting, the oldest and most responsible princess, is genuinely interested forging a critical alliance and saving her people as opposed to hooking up with Ling, Mulan turns out to be less interested in people following their duty to their hearts when it conflicts with ''her'' desires, and talks Ting-Ting out of a literal country saving alliance, because she is just ''that'' against arranged marriages. Yeah. One can only wonder what Mulan would have done had Shang not been presumed dead when he fell hundreds of feet down a cliff, freeing her up to fill in for the princesses...but even that comes off as insulting because she rationalizes that, as China's savior, she is worth more then 3 members of royalty. While she did indeed bring great honor to her family (though that may or may not last after the emperor discovers her role in derailing the extremely important mission he entrusted her and Shang with) the way she herself rationalizes not giving the prince of Qui-Gong what the emperor had already agreed on comes across as just plain arrogant. And she never even feels slightly guilty about endangering her country to the mongols. Who cares about saving China when you got your duty to your heart to think about?


* {{Squee}}: Mulan's reaction to hearing that the princesses have fallen in love with Yao, Ling, and Chien-Po.

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* {{Squee}}: Mulan's reaction to both Shang's proposal and hearing that the princesses have fallen in love with Yao, Ling, and Chien-Po.


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