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These are characters who appear either once or several times in the Jackie Chan Adventures series.

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Jackie Chan's Yin and Yang

    In General 
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During the show, Jackie is affected thrice by the Tiger Talisman. He's split into his Yin and Yang sides. Yin Jackie is called "Pussycat" and Yang Jackie is called "Tiger".


  • Back-to-Back Badasses: They do this effectively against the Shadowkhan in their debut episode.
  • Bash Brothers: They sometimes call each other brothers, and they work well together once they set aside their differences.
    Tiger: Okey bro, let's show this troll what two Jackies can do!
  • Fearful Symmetry: They match each other perfectly during their duel in "The Tiger and the Pussycat", despite — or perhaps because of — their opposing styles (Tiger being aggressive and offensive, with Pussycat being defensive nearly to the point of passivity).
  • Multiple Head Case: In their final appearance, they end up in this position, because their split wasn't allowed to finish. It's eventually fixed.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Pussycat is the Sensitive Guy to Tiger's Manly Man. This is in line with Taoism: Yin represents femininity and Yang represents masculinity, so it makes sense for Yin Jackie to be more considerate of others and Yang Jackie to be more aggressive.

    Yin/Light Jackie (Pussycat) 
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Voiced by: James Sie

    Yang/Dark Jackie (Tiger) 
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"Grrrrr..."

Voiced by: James Sie

  • Anti-Hero: He is Jackie's (mostly) repressed selfish side, but still has some baseline heroism.
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Unlike normal Jackie, Tiger is willing to use all his skills in martial arts for whatever reason.
  • Badass Longcoat: In his debut episode, he steals Chow's jacket, and looks much cooler in it than Chow ever did.
  • Big Brother Bully: He and Pussycat sometimes call each other brothers, and Tiger is not shy about picking on his meek doppelgänger.
  • Blood Knight: He enjoys fighting; a significant contrast with Jackie's full personality.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: He does this to Uncle in each of his appearances.
    • In his debut episode, after he's smacked by Uncle, he returns the favor. Then he crosses his arms and smiles smugly, as if to ask "How does it feel like to taste your own medicine, Unc."
    • In "The Return of the Pussycat", he tells Uncle not to start a lecture when the old man nags about not being told of Jackie being split again.
    • In "Viva Las Jackies", when Uncle yells over the phone at Tiger and Pussycat (not knowing that Jackie has been split) for leaving him in a hotel that couldn't provide him eel saliva, Tiger responds spitefully:
    "Pull your tongue out of your mouth and wring out the spit."
  • Cool Shades: In his debut episode, he steals Chow's sunglasses, and looks much cooler with them than Chow ever did.
  • A Darker Me: Tiger is this, rather than a full on Evil Twin because he represents the arrogance and selfishness that complete Jackie manages.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He snarks quite a bit and throws around insults.
    Pussycat (while looking for the Noble Tiger): I do not see the tiger. Maybe we should split up? (He has just forgotten their current situation.)
    Tiger: (glares at Pussycat) So I got all the brains?
  • Evil Is Cool: Tiger invokes this trope when he steals Jade's place as the main character in the play about Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde during his second appearance. He clearly enjoys playing Mr. Hyde. invoked
    "This potion is wonderful! Evil Hyde is much cooler than old goody-goody Jekyll! Hahahahahahahaa!"
  • Fearless Fool: He doesn't fear anyone or anything.
  • Hates Being Touched: He repeatedly tells off people who touch him.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: Tiger can easily be convinced to fight alongside either the heroes or villains at the drop of a hat.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Even if he's Jackie's most aggressive traits, he's still Jackie fundamentally.
  • Knuckle Cracking: He has a habit of doing the neck variant of this trope before starting a fight.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: He has the exact same dose of skills as normal Jackie, but he's much more willing to hurt his opponents. To that end, he utilizes more aggressive moves like a diving kick much more than normal Jackie, and he seems to be more impervious to the injuries normal Jackie tends to be distracted with.
  • Unscrupulous Hero: Tiger is selfish, arrogant, and easy to set off, but ultimately heroic.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Tiger was willing to kick Jade when angered.

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Recurring Characters

    Mama Tohru 
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Only antique I see is the Billy Goat there!

Voiced by: Amy Hill

Tohru's mother. She only appears in a handful of episodes but leaves quite an impact. She shows the Chans a new side of Tohru, and becomes Uncle's arch-rival.


  • Acrofatic: She's overweight but can run on railings.
  • Action Mom: She prohibits her son from fighting because she wants to protect him.
  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Her relationship with Tohru is easily summarized as this.
  • Asian Rudeness: She rivals Uncle in her lack of manners and height of arrogance.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: She takes this posture with Uncle in her debut episode.
  • Badass Family: Guess where Tohru gets his badassery from?
  • Badass Normal: Unlike Uncle, she doesn't have any magic at her disposal but can still take on the supernatural.
  • Beauty Mark: She has one near her left eye. Uncle once mocks it.
  • Cool Old Lady: While she's short-tempered and antagonistic towards Uncle, she's not a woman any criminal would want to trifle with.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She is a master of sarcasm. For instance, when Uncle accused her of cheating at Mahjong by moving pieces when he sneezed, she replied:
    "Anytime you sneeze, all the pieces move. Bird peak nose should have its own zip code."
  • Distaff Counterpart: The only significant difference between her and Uncle is that she doesn't have magic at her disposal.
  • Hey, You!: To her, Uncle is always "Billy Goat", "Junk Monger", or "Junk Man".
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: A mother and son example; her son is huge and she herself is barely taller than Jade.
  • Invisible Jerkass: After she's accidentally turned invisible in "The Invisible Mom", she torments Uncle in various ways until she reveals her location.
  • Jerkass: Mostly towards Uncle. In her debut episode, she was also very bossy to Tohru and dismissive towards Jackie and Jade.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She loves her son, and also cooperated with Uncle to save Tohru and Jackie. She becomes less abrasive towards Jackie and Jade. Towards Uncle, not so much.
  • Jewish Mother: A Japanese one actually, but she's just as nagging and overbearing as most examples of this trope.
  • Like Parent, Like Child: Mother and son appear initially to be polar opposites, but they do share some similarities, like protective attitude towards their loved ones. During his feud with Uncle in "The Demon Behind", Tohru's behavior towards Uncle resembled his mother's mannerisms towards him. He even called Uncle "Billy Goat" at one point. Tohru's future self wears a red coat similar to that his mother wears.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: She doesn't know that Tohru's previous employer Valmont is a crime lord or that her son was a thug. Tohru asks his extended family to keep it that way.
  • Mahjong: She's shown to be quite skilled in this. She states that she's a five time all Kyoto finalist. She defeats Uncle in it several times (though he says she cheats every time).
  • Mama Bear: You think her mountain-sized son is more dangerous? Threaten him and find out how wrong you are.
  • My Beloved Smother: Her son just can't handle demons and gangs without her. One time she even decided to stay invisible to protect him better.
  • The Napoleon: She has the Hair-Trigger Temper to match her short stature.
  • Never Mess with Granny: She may be a little old lady, but she knows karate, and is quite willing to use those skills.
  • No Name Given: No one calls her anything other than "Tohru's mother".
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: She's only a little taller than Jade, but deadlier than Jackie.
  • Prim and Proper Bun: She's gives off the air of being traditional and she has certain "authority" in her.
  • Screw Politeness, I'm a Senior!: She also rivals Uncle in abusing her old age to disregard tact.
  • Sitcom Archnemesis: To Uncle; martial arts, mahjong, shuffle board, treating Jackie of cobra's venom; it doesn't matter as long as one can humiliate the other.
  • Snark-to-Snark Combat: Rivaling Uncle of course. Whenever she and Uncle are in the same room, insults and snarks are exchanged back and forth.
  • Uncanny Family Resemblance: She is a dead ringer for Tohru aside from being female and much smaller in size.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: She spends more time with Uncle than with anyone else, even if they mostly argue. They eventually seem to develop an actual friendship, as Uncle once gave her a Christmas present.
  • Volleying Insults: She and Uncle compete diligently in the creativeness of the insults they throw at each other.

    Miss Hartman 
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Mr. Chan, this is not the first time we've had a problem with Jade.

Voiced by: Jeannie Elias

Jade's schoolteacher. She's annoyed by Jade's unbelievable stories of fantastic adventures.


  • A Day in the Limelight: "The Demon Beneath My Wings" is this for her because she had Hsi Wu's chi.
  • Badass Teacher: She defended Jade from Drago. Although of course, this is while she was temporarily transformed by the chi of Hsi Wu the Sky Demon.
  • Child Hater: Jade believes that Hartman hates kids, although this is subverted. In fact, Hartman states that she's a teacher because she likes children.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She conveys her skepticism of Jade's stories in dry disbelief.
  • Fiery Redhead: Averted. She can be strict while disciplining, but hardly aggressive about it.
  • Graceful Ladies Like Purple: She's never seen without her purple jacket.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Although Hartman seems like a hard-ass, she actually cares about Jade and her other students.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner: She delivers a non-lethal version of this trope to Drago before pushing him into the ocean.
    "CLASS DISMISSED!"
  • Skeptic No Longer: Subverted. After turning into a demon for a day, she tries to remember that it happened, only for Jackie to convince her that it was all just a hallucination.
  • Stern Teacher: It's just that she has little patience for Jade's disruptive shenanigans.

    Drew 
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Voiced by: Jeannie Elias

A boy who teases Jade for her crazy-sounding stories.


    The Ben Shui Order 
An order of Buddhist monks who reside in a monastery situated in the mountains of Bhutan.
  • Actual Pacifists: They never participate in any fights themselves.
  • The Chosen One: The Ben Shui Order has a vague prophecy about one of these saving the world. The Chosen One is also required to be completely pacifistic, although a Champion is allowed to fight for and protect them.
  • Shrines and Temples: A Buddhist temple.
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One-Time Characters

    Xu Lin 
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The previous guardian found the means to escape. I've searched five years for that secret and have not found it. I miss my family so much.

Voiced by: Ashlie Chan

A little Chinese girl who was exploring a bamboo forest one evening. She ended up in the Lotus Temple and has been its guardian ever since. She turns into a savage beast whenever someone intrudes into the temple. Five years afterwards, Jackie and Jade seek out the Lotus Temple, along with the villainous Old Monk. After the conflict, Xu Lin is freed from the temple and the Old Monk is forced to take her place.


    Jimmy (Iso) 
Voiced by: Sam Riegel

A nervous, bullied classmate of Jade's, whom she becomes friends with. In a Bad Future, Tohru trains Jimmy as his magic apprentice, but he turns to the dark side; becoming a dark chi wizard who calls himself Iso. But thanks to the past Jimmy's own help, Jade (and her own future self) are able to defeat Iso and ensure that future never happens.


  • A Pupil of Mine, Until He Turned to Evil: Future Tohru laments that he must have done something wrong, for Future Jimmy to turn to the dark side. When Present Jimmy conquers his fear and helps beat Iso, reversing this, Future Tohru gives him a proud thumbs up.
  • Dirty Coward: Iso had both Jades obtain the other half of the Chi Arcanum Orb from a mountain since he's afraid of heights.
  • Evil Sorceror: He grows up to be one as Iso, though that future is eventually erased.
  • Freudian Excuse: Since Iso never fit in with anybody else as a kid, he created his own clique.
  • Future Loser / Future Me Scares Me: Is aghast to find out that he turns into a bad guy in the future. He promises to his future self's face to never become a "loser" like he did originally.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Not wanting to turn into a villain, Jimmy tells Jade his fear of heights, revealing Iso's weakness.
  • Loners Are Freaks: Not for his present self, but there for Iso. One of the reasons he gives for turning evil is to force people to do what he wants, since he never fit into any cliques.
  • Loner-Turned-Friend: Jimmy was a lonely, bullied kid, and even though he became fast friends with Jade he doesn't really start to trust her until the end of the episode. Iso, on the other hand, never really became friends with her.
  • Nice Guy: Future Jimmy pretends to be the nicest guy around, but is secretly quite nasty. His present self is genuinely kind, though.
  • Totally Radical: Uses a lot if it, apparently picked up from the kids who bullied him. Calling himself a "freakoid," for example.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Since he's only a one-shot character, it's not clear whether or not he still became Tohru's apprentice or whether he and Jade are still friends.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Is incredibly acrophobic, to the point where in the future Iso had to set up an elaborate plan to get a MacGuffin off of a mountain because he couldn't do it himself. When Jimmy reveals this to them, the Jades are able to use it to take Iso down.

    Larry 
Voiced by: Robbie Rist

A geeky teen boy who is a friend of Jade. He appears in "Antler Action", where he temporarily absorbed the chi of Dai Gui the Earth Demon, which inspired him to become a superhero.


  • Destructive Saviour: He ends up wrecking the comic convention while fighting Drago and the Ice Gang.
  • Fan Boy: Of comic book superheroes, such as Super Moose.
  • Geek: One of his classmates even teased him by telling him to "move out of your mother's basement".
  • I Just Want to Be Badass: He wants to be a hero like Jackie Chan or Super Moose. Then he gets the opportunity, but not realizing that he's (literally) turning into an evil monster.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: He says this line almost word for word, when Jade makes him realize how the Demon Chi has been corrupting him.
  • Transformation Horror: He absorbs the chi of the Demon Sorcerer Dai Gui, which slowly transforms him into an Earth Demon, until the chi is eventually removed.

    Frank, Charlie & Rocko 
Voiced by: Thom Adcox (Frank), Rino Romano (Charlie), Charlie Schlatter (Rocko)

The nephews of Finn, Chow, and Ratso in the respective order. They appear in "Dragon Scouts", having come to visit for the summer their uncles who've been put to serve their sentences by doing community service. The nephews look up to their uncles without knowing about their criminal background, and the Enforcers want to keep it that way to prevent the boys from becoming as bad as them.


  • Evil Parents Want Good Kids: Their uncles feel too ashamed to admit that they're actually criminals, and they don't want their nephews to go down the same paths they did.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: They're a bit jerkish toward Jade, but they end up befriending her after they try to keep the Golden Squid from the museum curator.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: The Enforcers deliberately prevent their nephews from knowing they're paroled convicts, presenting themselves as successful import-exporters and volunteering as Dragon Daddies. Though they go back to prison, Jackie and Jade choose to honor their reasons for keeping up this masquerade.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Jade finds them to look somehow familiar to her before she finds out their relation to the Enforcers.

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