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** [[BigBad Chao]] is a sadistic dark Chi user. In the past, he slaughtered an entire class of young kung fu students at the Jade Palace and killed his former friends, with only Oogway surviving. Upon being freed in the present, he painfully possesses Vachir-—[[AndIMustScream leaving his soul in helpless residence]]--and murders at least 50 people, including [[WouldHurtAChild children]], and [[DeadGuyOnDisplay displays their corpses]] to get Tai Lung to face him. He corrupts the Sacred Pool to control everyone in the Valley, creating a monstrous court and a mob to hunt down Tai Lung when he's put on trial for a murder he's been framed for. He forces Monkey to seemingly kill Mantis, causing him guilt. To enrich his dark Chi, Chao hangs a couple on grappling hooks to bleed out while their son's gutted body is between them. While he was imprisoned, his soul helped drive Tai Lung into committing a rampage while in Chorh-Gom. Betraying Xiu in the end despite her unwavering loyalty, Chao was a sadist who wanted to live forever and force his vision of perfection on the world.
** The aforementioned [[PsychoForHire Xiu]] is Chao's death-loving PsychoSupporter who desires to be the best assassin in her empire. She [[{{Patricide}} killed her own father]] for being "weak" and framed it on her sister, Jia, making her a wanted criminal. Xiu twisted and manipulated Jia into serving her as an assassin who believed her father's death was her fault. She poisoned countless soldiers who had been fighting the Huns and caused others to abandon or betray China just to avoid that fate. Upon being discovered as a traitor, she murdered her kung fu master and fled. She tried to manipulate Tai Lung into joining her with lies about his family, including planting doubts regarding Shifu and Oogway's love and pride in him. She kidnaps and traumatizes Ping, kills Zhuang and frames Tai Lung for it, and makes multiple attempts to kill Po and Tigress. She is willing to let her sisters die to achieve her goals, and after they start having second thoughts and try to resist her, she is determined to kill them when [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness she no longer needs them anymore]].

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** [[BigBad Chao]] is a sadistic dark Chi chi user. In the past, he slaughtered an entire class of young kung fu students at the Jade Palace and killed his former friends, with only Oogway surviving. Upon being freed in the present, he painfully possesses [[DemonicPossession possesses]] Vachir-—[[AndIMustScream leaving his soul in helpless residence]]--and murders at least 50 people, including [[WouldHurtAChild children]], and [[DeadGuyOnDisplay displays their corpses]] to get Tai Lung to face him. He corrupts the Sacred Pool [[PeoplePuppets to control everyone in the Valley, Valley]], creating a monstrous court KangarooCourt and a mob to hunt down Tai Lung when he's put on trial for a murder he's been framed for. He forces Monkey to seemingly kill Mantis, causing him overwhelming guilt. To enrich his dark Chi, chi, Chao hangs a couple on grappling hooks to bleed out while their son's gutted body is between them. While he was imprisoned, his soul helped drive Tai Lung into committing a rampage his rampage, as well as keeping him focused on revenge and claiming the Dragon Scroll while the snow leopard was held in Chorh-Gom. Betraying Xiu in the end despite her unwavering loyalty, Chao was a sadist who [[ImmortalityImmorality wanted to live forever forever]] and [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans force his vision of perfection perfection]] on the world.
** The aforementioned [[PsychoForHire Xiu]] is Chao's death-loving PsychoSupporter who desires to be the best assassin in her empire. She [[{{Patricide}} killed her own father]] for being "weak" and framed it on her sister, Jia, making her a wanted criminal. Xiu twisted and manipulated Jia into [[ForcedIntoEvil serving her as an assassin assassin]] who believed her father's death was her fault. She poisoned countless soldiers who had been fighting the Huns and caused others to abandon or betray China just to avoid that fate. Upon being discovered as a traitor, she murdered her kung fu master and fled. She tried to manipulate Tai Lung into joining her with lies about his family, including planting doubts regarding Shifu and Oogway's love and pride in him. She kidnaps and traumatizes Ping, kills Zhuang and frames Tai Lung for it, and makes multiple attempts to kill Po and Tigress. She is willing to let her sisters die to achieve her goals, and after they start having second thoughts and try to resist her, she is determined to kill them when [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness she no longer needs them anymore]].


** The Vault of Heroes, an underground cavern shrine to ancient kung fu masters filled with giant 100-foot statuary and housed beneath the Jade Palace steps, was originally going to be the site of Po's FinalBattle with Tai Lung, complete with statues of a snow leopard and panda. Here it is where Chao was imprisoned, and where the FinalBattle between his forces and the Jade Palace crew takes place. (Another form of it appeared as the states surrounding the stairs to the Jade Palace in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda3''.)

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** The Vault of Heroes, an underground cavern shrine to ancient kung fu masters filled with giant 100-foot statuary and housed beneath the Jade Palace steps, was originally going to be the site of Po's FinalBattle with Tai Lung, complete with statues of a snow leopard and panda. Here it is where Chao was imprisoned, and where the FinalBattle between his forces and the Jade Palace crew takes place. (Another form of it appeared as the states statues surrounding the stairs to the Jade Palace in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda3''.)


* RomanticPlotTumor (averted): Though Tai Lung and Tigress’s romance is important, particularly to his development as a character and his ability to resist the BigBad, and quite a bit of time is devoted to it, it was always planned to be so. At the same time, there’s much much more going on in the story than just this, as the length of the main page can attest.

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* RomanticPlotTumor (averted): RomanticPlotTumor: Averted. Though Tai Lung and Tigress’s romance is important, particularly to his development as a character and his ability to resist the BigBad, and quite a bit of time is devoted to it, it was always planned to be so. At the same time, there’s much much more going on in the story than just this, as the length of the main page can attest.


-->'''Tai Lung''': Just what d'you suppose would happen if you used the ultimate ''chi'' move on the ultimate master of ''chi''? The least that would happen is it blowing up in your face and doing absolutely nothing. Worse, you might just make him stronger...or allow him to turn it back on you, corrupt you, vaporize you...

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-->'''Tai --->'''Tai Lung''': Just what d'you suppose would happen if you used the ultimate ''chi'' move on the ultimate master of ''chi''? The least that would happen is it blowing up in your face and doing absolutely nothing. Worse, you might just make him stronger...or allow him to turn it back on you, corrupt you, vaporize you...



** [[spoiler:Any scene where Monkey is feeling guilty for killing Mantis.]]

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** [[spoiler:Any scene where Monkey is feeling guilty for killing Mantis.]]]]
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: A number of original ideas for the first movie which were either later reworked for the TV series and sequels or which never appeared in canon are employed by the author in just as varied of manners.
** [[BadGuyBar The Bandit Inn]] appears as the mercenary den where Chao hires the Wu Sisters.
** Tai Lung's connection with the Wu Sisters is revisited, only instead of them being part of his army they are someone he met before his rampage (and who helped push him into it by playing off his insecurities and belief [[WellDoneSonGuy he would never be truly accepted or loved by Shifu]]).
** The lily-covered lake that was an initial concept for where Tai Lung would fight the Five is repurposed as the locale where he and Po fight the Wu Sisters.
** The kung fu training ground where Tai Lung met with his army becomes the place where the Wu Sisters make their base (and meet with Chao).
** A creepy image of the Wu Sisters in a moonlit birch forest shows up when they have their fight with Tigress.
** Early concept art of Tai Lung, looking far smaller and more lithe (as well as a lighter beige color) is used for Wu Xuan, the father of Mei Ling and the Wu Sisters.
** An image of Tai Lung chained in a simple prison cell, before all the levels and barriers for Chorh-Gom were invented, is recreated when he has been arrested for the murder of [[spoiler:Shen Zhuang]].
** The outfits worn by the Five to either the Ghost Festival, Emperor Chen's visit, or both are all references to their original character designs, while Shifu's golden robes are those worn by a "Golden Bear" who was an early Po concept.
** The Vault of Heroes, an underground cavern shrine to ancient kung fu masters filled with giant 100-foot statuary and housed beneath the Jade Palace steps, was originally going to be the site of Po's FinalBattle with Tai Lung, complete with statues of a snow leopard and panda. Here it is where Chao was imprisoned, and where the FinalBattle between his forces and the Jade Palace crew takes place. (Another form of it appeared as the states surrounding the stairs to the Jade Palace in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda3''.)
** The [[FusionDance demon construct]] from Po's original dream sequence is reused with the yaoguai during the FinalBattle.
** A fancy military garb look for Tai Lung is used for the snow leopard statue in the Vault, while the spiked bracer from his original design is given to him as a gift by Jia at the end of the story.
** A house originally designed for Oogway is built on the side of the Jade Mountain for Tai Lung and Tigress to live in after they wed.


** The aforementioned [[PsychoForHire Xiu]] is Chao's death-loving PsychoSupporter who desires to be the best assassin in her empire. She [[{{Patricide}} killed her own father]] for being "weak" and framed it on her sister, Jia, making making her a wanted criminal. Xiu twisted and manipulated Jia into serving her as an assassin who believed her father's death was her fault. She poisoned countless soldiers who had been fighting the Huns and caused others to abandon or betray China just to avoid that fate. Upon being discovered as a traitor, she murdered her kung fu master and fled. She tried to manipulate Tai Lung into joining her with lies about his family, including planting doubts regarding Shifu and Oogway's love and pride in him. She kidnaps and traumatizes Ping, kills Zhuang and frames Tai Lung for it, and makes multiple attempts to kill Po and Tigress. She is willing to let her sisters die to achieve her goals, and after they start having second thoughts and try to resist her, she is determined to kill them when [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness she no longer needs them anymore]].

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** The aforementioned [[PsychoForHire Xiu]] is Chao's death-loving PsychoSupporter who desires to be the best assassin in her empire. She [[{{Patricide}} killed her own father]] for being "weak" and framed it on her sister, Jia, making making her a wanted criminal. Xiu twisted and manipulated Jia into serving her as an assassin who believed her father's death was her fault. She poisoned countless soldiers who had been fighting the Huns and caused others to abandon or betray China just to avoid that fate. Upon being discovered as a traitor, she murdered her kung fu master and fled. She tried to manipulate Tai Lung into joining her with lies about his family, including planting doubts regarding Shifu and Oogway's love and pride in him. She kidnaps and traumatizes Ping, kills Zhuang and frames Tai Lung for it, and makes multiple attempts to kill Po and Tigress. She is willing to let her sisters die to achieve her goals, and after they start having second thoughts and try to resist her, she is determined to kill them when [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness she no longer needs them anymore]].


** The aforementioned [[PsychoForHire Xiu]] is Chao's death-loving PsychoSupporter who desires to be the best assassin in her empire. She [[{{Patricide}} killed her own father]] for being "weak" and framed it on her sister, Jia, making making her a wanted criminal. Xiu twisted and manipulated Jia into serving her as an assassin who believed her father's death was her fault. She poisoned countless soldiers who had been fighting the Huns and caused others to abandon or betray China just to avoid that fate. Upon being discovered as a traitor, she murdered her kung fu master and fled. She tried to manipulate Tai Lung into joining her with lies about his family, including planting doubts regarding Shifu and Oogway's love and pride in him. She kidnaps and traumatizes Ping, kills Zhuang and frames Tai Lung for it, and makes multiple attempts to kill Po and Tigress. She is willing to let her sisters die to achieve her goals, and after they start having second thoughts and try to resist her, she is determined to kill them when [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness she no longer needs them any more]].

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** The aforementioned [[PsychoForHire Xiu]] is Chao's death-loving PsychoSupporter who desires to be the best assassin in her empire. She [[{{Patricide}} killed her own father]] for being "weak" and framed it on her sister, Jia, making making her a wanted criminal. Xiu twisted and manipulated Jia into serving her as an assassin who believed her father's death was her fault. She poisoned countless soldiers who had been fighting the Huns and caused others to abandon or betray China just to avoid that fate. Upon being discovered as a traitor, she murdered her kung fu master and fled. She tried to manipulate Tai Lung into joining her with lies about his family, including planting doubts regarding Shifu and Oogway's love and pride in him. She kidnaps and traumatizes Ping, kills Zhuang and frames Tai Lung for it, and makes multiple attempts to kill Po and Tigress. She is willing to let her sisters die to achieve her goals, and after they start having second thoughts and try to resist her, she is determined to kill them when [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness she no longer needs them any more]].anymore]].


* CompleteMonster: Both Chao and Xiu take this trope and run with it gleefully, enjoying every bit of what they do, with no remorse or regrets, and no sign they could be redeemed or ever would be. In detail:
** The acts Chao perpetrates are especially, and truly, unforgivable, and they only get worse as the story goes on. His very first act as a villain was slaughtering the entire class of young kung fu students at the Jade Palace, then killing all of his fellow masters and former friends (leaving only Oogway alive, who is the one that defeated and imprisoned him). Of note is the fact [[DemonicPossession he used his dark chi to take control of several of them]], or [[MoreThanMindControl inflame their rage to the point they lost control, and thus made them kill each other, too]], and that he got sexually aroused by some of this. In the present day, when he is free again, he possesses both Vachir and [[spoiler:Monkey]] (the former is shown completely onscreen and is a particularly horrific MindRape). Vachir's body, [[AndIMustScream with his soul in helpless residence]], is then forced to commit countless murders ([[WouldHurtAChild including of children]]), leaving behind all kinds of bloody, mutilated bodies that are crucified or otherwise displayed in gruesome ways, all just to get Tai Lung to go and face him. The story says the number of victims is anywhere from 50 to 100, possibly more, and what is done to them is actually shown without a discretion shot for four victims. He incites a HatePlague through [[spoiler:Monkey]] that causes the rest of the Five to start becoming suspicious, argumentative, and eventually turning on each other. He corrupts and poisons the Sacred Pool so as to cast his shadow over the whole Valley and [[spoiler:[[PeoplePuppets possess everyone in town]]]], which leads to a rather monstrous KangarooCourt for Tai Lung when he's put on trial for a murder he's been framed for and everyone becomes a mob out for his blood. He raises [[spoiler:the Anvil of Heaven]] from the dead to fight the heroes, and later unleashes demons from the spirit world. He forces [[spoiler:Monkey]] to try to kill both Mantis and Tigress, and the former would have actually died if not for Oogway's spirit. (And [[spoiler:Monkey]] believed he was dead, so he suffered from the guilt for that.) He hangs a couple of victims on grappling hooks from the ceiling of their own basement, with their son's dead, gutted body between them, and leaves them there for a month and a half to slowly bleed to death and enrich his chi with their fear and agony. (One of them suffered EyeScream too.) He nearly ages one character to death, hires the Wu Sisters to kill Po, and while he was imprisoned his soul, wandering by astral projection, helped corrupt and twist Tai Lung, thus pushing him into committing his rampage and keeping him insane and focused on revenge while in Chorh-Gom. He even betrays Xiu in the end despite her unwavering loyalty, trying to draw out all her chi to power himself. And all of this was done so as to [[ImmortalityImmorality live forever]] and [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans force his vision of perfection on the world]]...
** Xiu, meanwhile, [[{{Patricide}} killed her own father]] just for being "weak" and good, and then [[{{Frameup}} framed her sister Jia for it]]--making everyone (including her half-sister Mei Ling and her stepmother) believe she was guilty so they would turn on her, as well as making her a wanted criminal; by these acts she [[ManipulativeBitch twisted and manipulated]] Jia into [[ForcedIntoEvil obeying and serving her implicitly as an assassin]], keeping her broken and pitifully under her thumb for years by making her believe it was all her fault. She poisoned countless soldiers who had been fighting the Huns, and made others so terrified to be put under her care as a nurse that they deserted or betrayed China just to avoid that fate; when this was discovered, she murdered her kung fu master and fled. She tried to manipulate Tai Lung into joining her with lies about his family (and also helped plant doubts regarding Shifu and Oogway's love and pride in him so he would fixate on the Dragon Scroll to earn them). She kidnaps and traumatizes Ping, kills [[spoiler:Zhuang]] and frames Tai Lung for it, and nearly kills Po and Tigress on several occasions--the former despite the fact Po's parents had made the Wu Sisters promise to look out for him. She is willing to let her sisters die to achieve her goals, and in fact after they start having second thoughts and try to resist her, she is determined to kill them [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness when she no longer needs them any more]]. And she longs to have the same powers Chao had so she could do the same things he did, all because she loves death, wants to be the best assassin in the empire, and to have the power to control life and death, determining at her whim who would survive and who wouldn't. Most disturbing of all, while everyone else (even her sisters) is sickened and disturbed by Chao and the things he does, Xiu loves them and gleefully supports him in everything he does; in fact [[EvilFeelsGood the feeling of Chao's dark chi actually causes her ecstasy so that she wants to bathe in it]].

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* CompleteMonster: Both Chao and Xiu take this trope and run with it gleefully, enjoying every bit of what they do, with no remorse or regrets, and no sign they could be redeemed or ever would be. CompleteMonster:
** [[BigBad Chao]] is a sadistic dark Chi user.
In detail:
** The acts Chao perpetrates are especially, and truly, unforgivable, and they only get worse as
the story goes on. His very first act as a villain was slaughtering the past, he slaughtered an entire class of young kung fu students at the Jade Palace, then killing all of Palace and killed his fellow masters and former friends (leaving friends, with only Oogway alive, who is surviving. Upon being freed in the one that defeated and imprisoned him). Of note is the fact [[DemonicPossession present, he used his dark chi to take control of several of them]], or [[MoreThanMindControl inflame their rage to the point they lost control, and thus made them kill each other, too]], and that he got sexually aroused by some of this. In the present day, when he is free again, he painfully possesses both Vachir and [[spoiler:Monkey]] (the former is shown completely onscreen and is a particularly horrific MindRape). Vachir's body, [[AndIMustScream with Vachir-—[[AndIMustScream leaving his soul in helpless residence]], is then forced to commit countless residence]]--and murders ([[WouldHurtAChild at least 50 people, including of children]]), leaving behind all kinds of bloody, mutilated bodies that are crucified or otherwise displayed in gruesome ways, all just [[WouldHurtAChild children]], and [[DeadGuyOnDisplay displays their corpses]] to get Tai Lung to go and face him. The story says the number of victims is anywhere from 50 to 100, possibly more, and what is done to them is actually shown without a discretion shot for four victims. He incites a HatePlague through [[spoiler:Monkey]] that causes the rest of the Five to start becoming suspicious, argumentative, and eventually turning on each other. He corrupts and poisons the Sacred Pool so as to cast his shadow over the whole Valley and [[spoiler:[[PeoplePuppets possess control everyone in town]]]], which leads to the Valley, creating a rather monstrous KangarooCourt for court and a mob to hunt down Tai Lung when he's put on trial for a murder he's been framed for and everyone becomes a mob out for his blood. He raises [[spoiler:the Anvil of Heaven]] from the dead to fight the heroes, and later unleashes demons from the spirit world. for. He forces [[spoiler:Monkey]] Monkey to try to seemingly kill both Mantis and Tigress, and the former would have actually died if not for Oogway's spirit. (And [[spoiler:Monkey]] believed he was dead, so he suffered from the guilt for that.) He Mantis, causing him guilt. To enrich his dark Chi, Chao hangs a couple of victims on grappling hooks from the ceiling of their own basement, with to bleed out while their son's dead, gutted body is between them, and leaves them there for a month and a half to slowly bleed to death and enrich his chi with their fear and agony. (One of them suffered EyeScream too.) He nearly ages one character to death, hires the Wu Sisters to kill Po, and while them. While he was imprisoned imprisoned, his soul, wandering by astral projection, soul helped corrupt and twist drive Tai Lung, thus pushing him Lung into committing his a rampage and keeping him insane and focused on revenge while in Chorh-Gom. He even betrays Betraying Xiu in the end despite her unwavering loyalty, trying to draw out all her chi to power himself. And all of this Chao was done so as a sadist who wanted to [[ImmortalityImmorality live forever]] forever and [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans force his vision of perfection on the world]]...
world.
** Xiu, meanwhile, The aforementioned [[PsychoForHire Xiu]] is Chao's death-loving PsychoSupporter who desires to be the best assassin in her empire. She [[{{Patricide}} killed her own father]] just for being "weak" and good, and then [[{{Frameup}} framed it on her sister Jia for it]]--making everyone (including her half-sister Mei Ling and her stepmother) believe she was guilty so they would turn on her, as well as sister, Jia, making making her a wanted criminal; by these acts she [[ManipulativeBitch criminal. Xiu twisted and manipulated]] manipulated Jia into [[ForcedIntoEvil obeying and serving her implicitly as an assassin]], keeping assassin who believed her broken and pitifully under her thumb for years by making her believe it father's death was all her fault. She poisoned countless soldiers who had been fighting the Huns, Huns and made caused others so terrified to be put under her care as a nurse that they deserted abandon or betrayed betray China just to avoid that fate; when this was discovered, fate. Upon being discovered as a traitor, she murdered her kung fu master and fled. She tried to manipulate Tai Lung into joining her with lies about his family (and also helped plant family, including planting doubts regarding Shifu and Oogway's love and pride in him so he would fixate on the Dragon Scroll to earn them). him. She kidnaps and traumatizes Ping, kills [[spoiler:Zhuang]] Zhuang and frames Tai Lung for it, and nearly kills makes multiple attempts to kill Po and Tigress on several occasions--the former despite the fact Po's parents had made the Wu Sisters promise to look out for him. Tigress. She is willing to let her sisters die to achieve her goals, and in fact after they start having second thoughts and try to resist her, she is determined to kill them when [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness when she no longer needs them any more]]. And she longs to have the same powers Chao had so she could do the same things he did, all because she loves death, wants to be the best assassin in the empire, and to have the power to control life and death, determining at her whim who would survive and who wouldn't. Most disturbing of all, while everyone else (even her sisters) is sickened and disturbed by Chao and the things he does, Xiu loves them and gleefully supports him in everything he does; in fact [[EvilFeelsGood the feeling of Chao's dark chi actually causes her ecstasy so that she wants to bathe in it]].more]].

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* HarsherInHindsight: According to WordOfGod, an appropriate voice for Hai the elephant would be Creator/DianneWiest. This is the woman who, as the Evil Queen of ''Series/TheTenthKingdom'', spoke the line, "If I hear one whisper, one rumor, that anything is amiss, I will kill your children in front of you." [[spoiler:This is precisely what happened to poor Hai herself.]]

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* HarsherInHindsight: HarsherInHindsight:
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According to WordOfGod, an appropriate voice for Hai the elephant would be Creator/DianneWiest. This is the woman who, as the Evil Queen of ''Series/TheTenthKingdom'', spoke the line, "If I hear one whisper, one rumor, that anything is amiss, I will kill your children in front of you." [[spoiler:This is precisely what happened to poor Hai herself.]]]]
** The death of [[spoiler:Vachir]], already a poignant, powerful, TearJerker-laden scene, became this after the death of [[spoiler:Michael Clarke Duncan]]. The whole scene prior to this in fact does a splendid job of honoring the nobility, gravitas, and acting ability of the character's VA.


** The acts Chao perpetrates are especially, and truly, unforgivable, and they only get worse as the story goes on. His very first act as a villain was slaughtering the entire class of young kung fu students at the Jade Palace, then killing all of his fellow masters and former friends (leaving only Oogway alive, who is the one that defeated and imprisoned him). Of note is the fact [[DemonicPossession he used his dark chi to take control of several of them]], or [[MoreThanMindControl inflame their rage to the point they lost control, and thus made them kill each other, too]], and that he got sexually aroused by some of this. In the present day, when he is free again, he possesses both Vachir and [[spoiler:Monkey]] (the former is shown completely onscreen and is a particularly horrific MindRape). Vachir's body, [[AndIMustScream with his soul in helpless residence]], is then forced to commit countless murders ([[WouldHurtAChild including of children]]), leaving behind all kinds of bloody, mutilated bodies that are crucified or otherwise displayed in gruesome ways, all just to get Tai Lung to go and face him. The story says the number of victims is anywhere from 50 to 100, possibly more, and what is done to them is actually shown without a discretion shot for four victims. He incites a HatePlague through [[spoiler:Monkey]] that causes the rest of the Five to start becoming suspicious, argumentative, and eventually turning on each other. He corrupts and poisons the Sacred Pool so as to cast his shadow over the whole Valley and [[spoiler:[[PeoplePuppets possess everyone in town]]]], which leads to a rather monstrous KangarooCourt for Tai Lung when he's put on trial for a murder he's been framed for and everyone becomes a mob out for his blood. He raises the Anvil of Heaven from the dead to fight the heroes, and later unleashes demons from the spirit world. He forces [[spoiler:Monkey]] to try to kill both Mantis and Tigress, and the former would have actually died if not for Oogway's spirit. (And [[spoiler:Monkey]] believed he was dead, so he suffered from the guilt for that.) He hangs a couple of victims on grappling hooks from the ceiling of their own basement, with their son's dead, gutted body between them, and leaves them there for a month and a half to slowly bleed to death and enrich his chi with their fear and agony. (One of them suffered EyeScream too.) He nearly ages one character to death, hires the Wu Sisters to kill Po, and while he was imprisoned his soul, wandering by astral projection, helped corrupt and twist Tai Lung, thus pushing him into committing his rampage and keeping him insane and focused on revenge while in Chorh-Gom. He even betrays Xiu in the end despite her unwavering loyalty, trying to draw out all her chi to power himself. And all of this was done so as to [[ImmortalityImmorality live forever]] and [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans force his vision of perfection on the world]]...

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** The acts Chao perpetrates are especially, and truly, unforgivable, and they only get worse as the story goes on. His very first act as a villain was slaughtering the entire class of young kung fu students at the Jade Palace, then killing all of his fellow masters and former friends (leaving only Oogway alive, who is the one that defeated and imprisoned him). Of note is the fact [[DemonicPossession he used his dark chi to take control of several of them]], or [[MoreThanMindControl inflame their rage to the point they lost control, and thus made them kill each other, too]], and that he got sexually aroused by some of this. In the present day, when he is free again, he possesses both Vachir and [[spoiler:Monkey]] (the former is shown completely onscreen and is a particularly horrific MindRape). Vachir's body, [[AndIMustScream with his soul in helpless residence]], is then forced to commit countless murders ([[WouldHurtAChild including of children]]), leaving behind all kinds of bloody, mutilated bodies that are crucified or otherwise displayed in gruesome ways, all just to get Tai Lung to go and face him. The story says the number of victims is anywhere from 50 to 100, possibly more, and what is done to them is actually shown without a discretion shot for four victims. He incites a HatePlague through [[spoiler:Monkey]] that causes the rest of the Five to start becoming suspicious, argumentative, and eventually turning on each other. He corrupts and poisons the Sacred Pool so as to cast his shadow over the whole Valley and [[spoiler:[[PeoplePuppets possess everyone in town]]]], which leads to a rather monstrous KangarooCourt for Tai Lung when he's put on trial for a murder he's been framed for and everyone becomes a mob out for his blood. He raises the [[spoiler:the Anvil of Heaven Heaven]] from the dead to fight the heroes, and later unleashes demons from the spirit world. He forces [[spoiler:Monkey]] to try to kill both Mantis and Tigress, and the former would have actually died if not for Oogway's spirit. (And [[spoiler:Monkey]] believed he was dead, so he suffered from the guilt for that.) He hangs a couple of victims on grappling hooks from the ceiling of their own basement, with their son's dead, gutted body between them, and leaves them there for a month and a half to slowly bleed to death and enrich his chi with their fear and agony. (One of them suffered EyeScream too.) He nearly ages one character to death, hires the Wu Sisters to kill Po, and while he was imprisoned his soul, wandering by astral projection, helped corrupt and twist Tai Lung, thus pushing him into committing his rampage and keeping him insane and focused on revenge while in Chorh-Gom. He even betrays Xiu in the end despite her unwavering loyalty, trying to draw out all her chi to power himself. And all of this was done so as to [[ImmortalityImmorality live forever]] and [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans force his vision of perfection on the world]]...


* HarsherInHindsight: According to WordOfGod, an appropriate voice for Hai the elephant would be Dianne Wiest. This is the woman who, as the Evil Queen of ''Series/TheTenthKingdom'', spoke the line, "If I hear one whisper, one rumor, that anything is amiss, I will kill your children in front of you." [[spoiler:This is precisely what happened to poor Hai herself.]]

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* HarsherInHindsight: According to WordOfGod, an appropriate voice for Hai the elephant would be Dianne Wiest.Creator/DianneWiest. This is the woman who, as the Evil Queen of ''Series/TheTenthKingdom'', spoke the line, "If I hear one whisper, one rumor, that anything is amiss, I will kill your children in front of you." [[spoiler:This is precisely what happened to poor Hai herself.]]


** Thanks to the species of the characters involved, any time Tigress is facing one of the Wu Sisters it's a literal CatFight. However, every single one of those encounters is taken absolutely serious and is a deadly, legitimate battle rather than fanservice or amusing bickering (although a bit of the latter does precede the Tigress/Xiu combat in the birch forest). The same also holds true for Mei Ling vs. Jia during the FinalBattle. Objectification of women defied!

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** Thanks to the species of the characters involved, any time Tigress is facing one of the Wu Sisters it's a literal CatFight. However, every single one of those encounters is taken absolutely serious and is a deadly, legitimate battle rather than fanservice or amusing bickering (although a bit of the latter does precede the Tigress/Xiu combat in the birch forest). The same also holds true for Mei Ling vs. Jia during the FinalBattle.FinalBattle, and her earlier fight with all three of the Wu Sisters. Objectification of women defied!

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* MagnificentBitch: Xiu, in the extreme--since as noted above, what is probably her worst act would be killing her own father while framing Jia for it, yet also managing to make Jia believe ''she'' was to blame so that she would obediently stay under her thumb as an assassin for fifteen years.


** Xiu, meanwhile, killed her own father just for being "weak" and good, and then framed her sister Jia for it--making everyone (including her half-sister Mei Ling and her stepmother) believe she was guilty so they would turn on her, as well as making her a wanted criminal; by these acts she twisted and manipulated Jia into obeying and serving her implicitly as an assassin, keeping her broken and pitifully under her thumb for years by making her believe it was all her fault. She poisoned countless soldiers who had been fighting the Huns, and made others so terrified to be put under care as a nurse that they deserted or betrayed China just to avoid that fate; when this was discovered, she murdered her kung fu master and fled. She tried to manipulate Tai Lung into joining her with lies about his family (and also helped plant doubts regarding Shifu and Oogway's love and pride in him so he would fixate on the Dragon Scroll to earn them). She kidnaps and traumatizes Ping, kills [[spoiler:Zhuang]] and frames Tai Lung for it, and nearly kills Po and Tigress on several occasions--the former despite the fact Po's parents had made the Wu Sisters promise to look out for him. She is willing to let her sisters die to achieve her goals, and in fact after they start having second thoughts and try to resist her, she is determined to kill them when she no longer needs them any more. And she longs to have the same powers Chao had so she could do the same things he did, all because she loves death, wants to be the best assassin in the empire, and to have the power to control life and death, determining at her whim who would survive and who wouldn't. Most disturbing of all, while everyone else (even her sisters) is sickened and disturbed by Chao and the things he does, Xiu loves them and gleefully supports him in everything he does; in fact the feeling of Chao's dark chi actually causes her ecstasy so that she wants to bathe in it.

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** Xiu, meanwhile, [[{{Patricide}} killed her own father father]] just for being "weak" and good, and then [[{{Frameup}} framed her sister Jia for it--making it]]--making everyone (including her half-sister Mei Ling and her stepmother) believe she was guilty so they would turn on her, as well as making her a wanted criminal; by these acts she [[ManipulativeBitch twisted and manipulated manipulated]] Jia into [[ForcedIntoEvil obeying and serving her implicitly as an assassin, assassin]], keeping her broken and pitifully under her thumb for years by making her believe it was all her fault. She poisoned countless soldiers who had been fighting the Huns, and made others so terrified to be put under her care as a nurse that they deserted or betrayed China just to avoid that fate; when this was discovered, she murdered her kung fu master and fled. She tried to manipulate Tai Lung into joining her with lies about his family (and also helped plant doubts regarding Shifu and Oogway's love and pride in him so he would fixate on the Dragon Scroll to earn them). She kidnaps and traumatizes Ping, kills [[spoiler:Zhuang]] and frames Tai Lung for it, and nearly kills Po and Tigress on several occasions--the former despite the fact Po's parents had made the Wu Sisters promise to look out for him. She is willing to let her sisters die to achieve her goals, and in fact after they start having second thoughts and try to resist her, she is determined to kill them [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness when she no longer needs them any more.more]]. And she longs to have the same powers Chao had so she could do the same things he did, all because she loves death, wants to be the best assassin in the empire, and to have the power to control life and death, determining at her whim who would survive and who wouldn't. Most disturbing of all, while everyone else (even her sisters) is sickened and disturbed by Chao and the things he does, Xiu loves them and gleefully supports him in everything he does; in fact [[EvilFeelsGood the feeling of Chao's dark chi actually causes her ecstasy so that she wants to bathe in it.it]].


* CompleteMonster: Both Chao and Xiu take this trope and run with it gleefully. The acts Chao perpetrates are especially, and truly, unforgivable, and they only get worse as the story goes on. Countless murders (including of children), DemonicPossession, MoreThanMindControl, forcing friends and loved ones to kill each other, unleashing demons from the spirit world, necromancy, corrupting people's souls and intentions, pushing Tai Lung into committing his rampage, planning to make PeoplePuppets of the whole world, all so as to live forever and force his vision of perfection on everyone else... Xiu, meanwhile, killed her own father just for being "weak" and good, framed Jia for it so she could twist and manipulate her into obeying and serving implicitly as an assassin, longed to have the same powers Chao had so she could do the same things he did, poisoned countless soldiers who had been fighting the Huns, murdered her teacher, tried to manipulate Tai Lung into joining her with lies about his family (and also helped plant doubts regarding Shifu and Oogway's love and pride in him so he would fixate on the Dragon Scroll to earn them), nearly killed Po and Tigress, [[spoiler:did kill Zhuang]], loved the feeling of Chao's dark chi and wished to bathe in it when everyone else was sickened and terrified by it... And both of them enjoyed every bit of what they did, with no remorse or regrets, and no sign they could be redeemed or ever would be.

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* CompleteMonster: Both Chao and Xiu take this trope and run with it gleefully. gleefully, enjoying every bit of what they do, with no remorse or regrets, and no sign they could be redeemed or ever would be. In detail:
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The acts Chao perpetrates are especially, and truly, unforgivable, and they only get worse as the story goes on. Countless murders (including His very first act as a villain was slaughtering the entire class of children), DemonicPossession, MoreThanMindControl, forcing young kung fu students at the Jade Palace, then killing all of his fellow masters and former friends (leaving only Oogway alive, who is the one that defeated and loved ones imprisoned him). Of note is the fact [[DemonicPossession he used his dark chi to take control of several of them]], or [[MoreThanMindControl inflame their rage to the point they lost control, and thus made them kill each other, unleashing too]], and that he got sexually aroused by some of this. In the present day, when he is free again, he possesses both Vachir and [[spoiler:Monkey]] (the former is shown completely onscreen and is a particularly horrific MindRape). Vachir's body, [[AndIMustScream with his soul in helpless residence]], is then forced to commit countless murders ([[WouldHurtAChild including of children]]), leaving behind all kinds of bloody, mutilated bodies that are crucified or otherwise displayed in gruesome ways, all just to get Tai Lung to go and face him. The story says the number of victims is anywhere from 50 to 100, possibly more, and what is done to them is actually shown without a discretion shot for four victims. He incites a HatePlague through [[spoiler:Monkey]] that causes the rest of the Five to start becoming suspicious, argumentative, and eventually turning on each other. He corrupts and poisons the Sacred Pool so as to cast his shadow over the whole Valley and [[spoiler:[[PeoplePuppets possess everyone in town]]]], which leads to a rather monstrous KangarooCourt for Tai Lung when he's put on trial for a murder he's been framed for and everyone becomes a mob out for his blood. He raises the Anvil of Heaven from the dead to fight the heroes, and later unleashes demons from the spirit world, necromancy, corrupting people's souls world. He forces [[spoiler:Monkey]] to try to kill both Mantis and intentions, Tigress, and the former would have actually died if not for Oogway's spirit. (And [[spoiler:Monkey]] believed he was dead, so he suffered from the guilt for that.) He hangs a couple of victims on grappling hooks from the ceiling of their own basement, with their son's dead, gutted body between them, and leaves them there for a month and a half to slowly bleed to death and enrich his chi with their fear and agony. (One of them suffered EyeScream too.) He nearly ages one character to death, hires the Wu Sisters to kill Po, and while he was imprisoned his soul, wandering by astral projection, helped corrupt and twist Tai Lung, thus pushing Tai Lung him into committing his rampage, planning to make PeoplePuppets of rampage and keeping him insane and focused on revenge while in Chorh-Gom. He even betrays Xiu in the whole world, end despite her unwavering loyalty, trying to draw out all her chi to power himself. And all of this was done so as to [[ImmortalityImmorality live forever forever]] and [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans force his vision of perfection on everyone else... the world]]...
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Xiu, meanwhile, killed her own father just for being "weak" and good, and then framed her sister Jia for it so it--making everyone (including her half-sister Mei Ling and her stepmother) believe she could twist was guilty so they would turn on her, as well as making her a wanted criminal; by these acts she twisted and manipulate her manipulated Jia into obeying and serving her implicitly as an assassin, longed to have the same powers Chao had so she could do the same things he did, keeping her broken and pitifully under her thumb for years by making her believe it was all her fault. She poisoned countless soldiers who had been fighting the Huns, and made others so terrified to be put under care as a nurse that they deserted or betrayed China just to avoid that fate; when this was discovered, she murdered her teacher, kung fu master and fled. She tried to manipulate Tai Lung into joining her with lies about his family (and also helped plant doubts regarding Shifu and Oogway's love and pride in him so he would fixate on the Dragon Scroll to earn them), them). She kidnaps and traumatizes Ping, kills [[spoiler:Zhuang]] and frames Tai Lung for it, and nearly killed kills Po and Tigress, [[spoiler:did Tigress on several occasions--the former despite the fact Po's parents had made the Wu Sisters promise to look out for him. She is willing to let her sisters die to achieve her goals, and in fact after they start having second thoughts and try to resist her, she is determined to kill Zhuang]], loved them when she no longer needs them any more. And she longs to have the same powers Chao had so she could do the same things he did, all because she loves death, wants to be the best assassin in the empire, and to have the power to control life and death, determining at her whim who would survive and who wouldn't. Most disturbing of all, while everyone else (even her sisters) is sickened and disturbed by Chao and the things he does, Xiu loves them and gleefully supports him in everything he does; in fact the feeling of Chao's dark chi and wished actually causes her ecstasy so that she wants to bathe in it when everyone else was sickened and terrified by it... And both of them enjoyed every bit of what they did, with no remorse or regrets, and no sign they could be redeemed or ever would be.it.

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