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    In General 
Section 13 is a government intelligence facility commanded by Captain Black. The "J-Team" is what Jade calls the Chan family's various allies.
  • Badass Crew: Jade likes to think of Jackie's friends as being like a superhero team, much to his disbelief.
  • Badass in Distress: They all get their turns in needing rescue.
  • Badass Normal: None of them have any special powers when fighting demons and wizards, although they use magic objects.
  • The Bus Came Back: During the last season, El Toro, Paco, and Viper appear only in a brief non-speaking appearance in "Black and White and Chi All Over", but show up for the Final Battle in "The Powers That Be (Part 2)".
  • Empowered Badass Normal: They've all been temporarily transformed into something not quite human at least once.
  • Five-Token Band: If you count both the Chan Clan and J-Team together, they're a diverse bunch. The Chans are Chinese, Tohru is Japanese, El Toro and Paco are Mexican, Viper is ambiguously brown, and Captain Black is the only member of the group to be an unambiguously non-Hispanic white American.
  • Good Pays Better: Section 13 has dental plans and every Thursday is "Donut Day". It's the latter which brought Tohru over.

    Captain Augustus Black 
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Whoa, Nellie!
The only King I bow to is Elvis, and I don't see you wearing blue suede shoes.

Voiced by: Clancy Brown

The head of Section 13 and Jackie's long-time friend. First he doesn't believe in magic, but that changed when he saw Shendu.


  • Beware the Nice Ones: Normally when the Tiger Talisman splits a person into yin and yang twins, the yin side is usually a sickeningly passive wimp who is too scared to fight. In his case... it's just him as he normally is; a badass.
  • Big Good: The Leader of Section 13 which is the vanguard of humanity against demons and evil human organizations alike.
  • Butt-Monkey: He tends to get injured fairly often. And after Season 1, he gets no respect from his superiors for his claims about magic and demons.
  • Catchphrase: "Whoa, Nellie."
  • The Captain: The man in charge of Section 13.
  • Colors: Averted: despite his surname being Black, he's one of the good guys. However, when he's possessed by an Oni Mask, he remarks at one point his surname to be appropriate for being the color of Darkness.
  • Contagious Cassandra Truth: After witnessing demons and magic first hand, he tries to report it to his superiors, but they decide he's gone crazy. He has to take Rorschach tests where he thinks all the images are demons!
  • Empowered Badass Normal: While Black was wearing the Sumo Khan Oni Mask, he not only becomes more powerful personally, but he also replaces Section 13's human agents with the Shadowkhan.
  • Friend on the Force: He helps Jackie stay out of trouble with the authorities.
  • Incorruptible Pure Pureness: After accidentally wearing an Oni mask, he is uncorrupted by it until Tarakudo tricks him into releasing Shadowkhan.
  • Inkblot Test: He's forced to undergo this in "Rumble in the Big House". All he sees are "Demon. Demon. Socks... worn by a really big demon."
  • Interpol Special Agent: When Jackie last saw Black six years before the start of the series, he worked for Interpol while secretly laying the groundwork for Section 13.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: Unlike most of the other cast, he's not remarkably strong, fast or durable, but he's shown to have a decent fighting prowess in those few times he's actually seen fighting.
  • The Men in Black: Even though originally, his official job was just law enforcement against normal criminals, Captain Black finds himself having to help the Chans deal with containing supernatural threats as well, which Section 13 (and its parent organization) aren't very familiar with.
  • Mission Control: For Jackie and his J-Team allies on adventures where magic isn't the main concern, he provides logistical support in his base.
  • Morton's Fork: Before he believed in magic, he was incapable of dealing with magical threats due to lack of intel and expertise. After he was convinced magic existed, his superiors refused to believe him, questioned his mental health (especially when magical items went inert), and still didn't provide him with the resources needed to deal with magic.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: He's the badass leader of a secret agency equipped with state of the art weapons and scientific equipment, but compared to Jackie, his family, the J-Team, and the supernatural villains, he just can't compare because they don't have a magic department.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Understandably skeptical of supernatural, until he gets proof at the end of the first season.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: When he ends up wearing an Oni Mask, then after Jade splits him into good and evil halves with the Tiger Talisman, the evil half gets the mask.
  • Token White: Among the good guys, he's the only significant and unambiguously Caucasian character.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: He'd be perfect as the M figure in a Spy Fiction series. Unfortunately for him, he's in a chopsocky martial arts fantasy and way out of his depth.

    El Toro Fuerte 
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He sleeps with his mask.
This is no costume, Captain Black. This is a way of life.

Voiced by: Miguel Sandoval

A Mexican wrestler who Jackie meets on his search for the Ox Talisman. He becomes a friend who occasionally helps the Chans on their missions.


  • Acrofatic: He's somewhat stout, but still an agile fighter.
  • Badass Beard: He has a small chin beard but it is normally hidden by his mask, which he (almost) never takes off. It's to remind you that he's still a luchador.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: If he's not wearing his wrestling outfit, he usually wears a formal business suit and will wrestle in that instead.
  • Badass Normal: He's introduced with the Ox Talisman, but (excluding more serious fights) never uses it after his first episode.
  • Bald of Awesome: Downplayed. Normally, his entire head is covered by his wrestling mask so he still looks as though he's bald when he's grabbling demons or some such.
  • Becoming the Mask: El Toro is known by all of Mexico as a great wrestler in his debut episode, but in reality, he wins all his fights with super strength granted by the Ox Talisman. Happily, the unveiling of his sham in front of his greatest idol sets him on the path of becoming the honorable luchador he had merely pretended to be.
  • The Big Guy: After Tohru, he is the big and heavy hitter for the J-team.
  • Broken Pedestal: Paco is heartbroken after his idol is proven to be a fraud, but after witnessing how El Toro decides to stop using the Ox Talisman to win his fights, this trope switches to Rebuilt Pedestal.
  • Brought Down to Badass: While he's near invulnerable with the Ox Talisman, he's still a very strong fighter without it and losing the Talisman doesn't turn him into a wimp.
  • Catchphrase:
  • Empowered Badass Normal: He was once infected with the Curse of the Chupacabra, which forcibly turned him into a goat-eating monster every night.
  • The Faceless: Subverted. Despite his catchphrase, we get several looks at his face throughout the series, mostly not of his own accord.
  • Fake Ultimate Hero: In his debut appearance, he was the greatest wrestler of Mexico, but he secretly used the Ox Talisman to secure his position. After the humbling destruction of his image, he decides to fight honestly, defying this trope for the rest of the series.
  • Friend to All Children: He's quite nice to both Paco and Jade. During the finale, he takes a moment to affectionately address a baby.
  • Gentle Giant: A really nice guy, despite the mask and muscles.
  • Gladiator Games: He first appears in the Demon World duology as a gladiator fighting for the amusement of Xiao Fung.
  • Gratuitous Spanish: He only uses Spanish when talking to Paco and his family.
  • Heroic BSoD: After the Dark Hand take the Ox Talisman away from him and Paco, heartbroken to know his idol is a cheater, runs away; El Toro is left feeling ashamed and unworthy. Fortunately, after Jade demands him to help saving Jackie and he decides to stop using the Talisman once and for all, he regains his idols' admiration and his own self-respect.
  • The Klutz: He has a tendency to act impulsively, often accidentally injuring Jackie in the process.
  • Leitmotif: Slow Spanish guitar strummings.
  • Masked Luchador: Masked wrestling is both his day job and his way of life.
  • Meaningful Name: His name means "The Strong Bull" in Spanish.
  • Mighty Glacier: Downplayed. He's about as strong as Tohru. He's also fast and agile, but not as agile as Jackie or Viper.
  • No Name Given: "El Toro Fuerte" is his stage name.
  • Parental Substitute: He servers as a fatherly figure to Paco, who seems to not have any parents of his own.
  • The Rival: To Tohru in his initial episode. In his second appearance, they briefly get into another scuffle due to a misunderstanding, but after it was explained that Tohru was now good, they become close allies.
  • Spandex, Latex, or Leather: Spandex in his wrestling costume.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: The episode "Aztec Rat Race" reveals him to have musophobia, a fear of mice and rats.
  • Wouldn't Hurt a Child: Jade takes advantage of this.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: Even without the Ox Talisman, he's strong enough to enter a Brawler Lock with the more massive Tohru.

    Paco 
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El Toro is the greatest!
El Toro is the greatest!

Voiced by: Franco Velez

El Toro’s self-proclaimed "biggest fan", who apparently is apprenticed under his idol. If El Toro is near, expect him to not be far behind.


  • Birds of a Feather: In most episodes, his personality is basically a slightly more jerkish version of Jade's. In an interesting example of this trope, rather than making them instantly get along it's usually thanks to this trope that they fight so much - but at the same time, they are able to drop it and be friends in a moment whenever they need to.
  • Catchphrase: "El Toro is the greatest!"
  • Characterization Marches On: He was more of a Jerk with a Heart of Gold in earlier episodes, but becomes more passive and childish in later episodes - possibly because of fan reaction to his earlier personality.
  • The Drag-Along: Though he is not necessarily unwilling and is generally quick on the uptake, it's usually Jade pulling him along on their adventures - especially during the J-Team episodes, where "Jade sneaks off with Paco in tow while the adults are distracted and saves the day" is a running gag.
  • Fanboy: Self-professed to be El Toro's biggest fan.
  • Gratuitous Spanish: He sometimes speaks Spanish, but mostly just talks in English to his friends.
  • Hero-Worshipper: El Toro is Paco's ideal in both professional aspirations and daily life.
  • Heroic Willpower: Of all the Oni Mask wearers, he's the only one who manages to pull it off all by himself.
  • Hidden Depths: He shows how much of a hero he can be when he manages to break free from the Mind Control of one of the Oni Masks.
  • "I Know You Are in There Somewhere" Fight: At the center of one in Season 4 because of an Oni Mask.
  • Kid Sidekick: For El Toro like Jade is for Jackie, but the difference is that El Toro is more receptive to the idea, at least as far as the wrestling ring.
  • Legacy Character: Looking to become a luchador like El Fuerte. He's even got a miniature version of his costume in season 4.
  • My Dad Can Beat Up Your Dad: While it's an uncle and a personal hero involved, the argument plays out the same. Repeatedly. "Jackie!" "El Toro!" "Jackie!" "El Toro!"
  • Non-Action Guy: Though he tries to, he just can't fare in action as well as Jade. In the Grand Finale, Jade tosses the Sheep Talisman to Paco, which leaves him out of most of the Final Battle.
  • Parental Abandonment: His parents are never mentioned. El Toro — who is probably not his father — serves as a father-like figure to Paco.
  • Pint-Sized Kid: Like Jade, he remains at that same height throughout the series.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: In the Halloween episode, he puts on the Squid Khan Oni Mask, and calls himself "El Paco Diablo".
  • Tagalong Kid: One more time, he hangs around El Toro.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Jade. As earlier said in Birds of a Feather, they can go from fighting to cooperating very quickly.

    Viper 
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EX-super thief
Jackie! Hey, sorry about the double-cross...

Voiced by: Susan Eisenberg

An (ex-)thief who Jackie gets caught up with in the search for the Snake Talisman. Hilarity Ensues. From the second season on, she drops in from time to time to help the Chans.


  • Action Girl: She's an expert thief who is on the same level with Jackie in terms of martial arts.
  • Ambiguously Brown: She is noticeably darker-skinned than most of the other main characters, but her exact ethnicity is never revealed. The Christmas episode apparently establishes that she's Jewish, perhaps implying that she's of Israeli descent.
  • Ambiguously Jewish: She hosted a Hanukkah party in the Christmas episode.
  • Anti-Hero: From her second appearance onward she is an ally, but not as heroic or law-abiding as Jackie.
  • Anti-Villain: During her first appearance, she is a cat burglar who is not above sabotaging agreements for her own advantage. However, she's only interested in using the Snake Talisman to advance her career of a thief, nothing more sinister. Also, she does return the Talisman after Jackie and Jade help her against the Shadowkhan.
  • Badass Normal: Similar to Captain Black and El Toro, she's a non-powered martial artist that takes on demons and wizards.
  • Barefoot Poverty: During the Demon World duology, Viper is a barefooted slave.
  • Birdcaged: She first appears during the Demon World duology as Hsi Wu's own personal singing bird.
    Hsi Wu: Sing for me my little caged songbird.
  • Catchphrase: "[I'm an] EX-super thief."
  • The Chick: Downplayed. The only official female member of the J-Team and an implied Love Interest, but she's hardly a moral center.
  • Classy Cat-Burglar: She is very refined, graceful, and elegant, and also an extremely efficient thief.
  • Cool Big Sis: Jade sees her as a role model, much to Jackie’s chagrin.
  • Dark Action Girl: In her debut episode, she was still a professional super thief.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Before her Heel–Face Turn, she was amoral, but not particularly sinister. And though she remains as a cynical individual, she regularly assists her new friends.
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