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An ancient family of demonic wizards and witches. In ancient times, 8 demon siblings ruled over Earth, until their human slaves (led by China's Eight Immortals) overthrew them, and had them banished to another dimension called the Netherworld. One demon named Shendu somehow escaped and reconquered his domain, until he was transformed into a stone statue by the wizard Lo Pei. And then there's Shendu's young son Drago, though it's unknown how he fits into the timeline.
  • Ancient Evil: All of them except (maybe) Drago.
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: When they ruled the Earth as Demon Emperors.
  • Badass Family: All of them are forces to be reckoned with, even if they hate each other's guts (see below).
  • Big NO!: They all tend to say this mid-downfall. Jade Lampshades it when it's Dai Gui's turn.
  • Big, Screwed-Up Family: Among the 8 siblings, Shendu is despised the most for his failure to rescue the other 7 from the Demon Netherworld. Drago is also bitter about never receiving approval from his father. Although as they are demons after all, it's hard to expect a healthy family dynamic from them.
  • Demon Lords And Arch Devils: They fit the description of higher-ranking demons serving directly the cause of the Devil, even though they're not known to serve anyone. In Re-Enter the Dragon, Shendu is at one point addressed as "Lord Shendu" by Daolon Wong.
  • Dragons are Demonic: Shendu and his son Drago are a couple of demonic draconic humanoids who are also evil sorcerers hellbent on taking over the world.
  • Eldritch Location: The Demon Sorcerers' "home", as one who would call it; their goal is to get out and terrorize humans.
  • Elemental Embodiments: The 8 demon siblings represent elements from Ba Gua: Sky, Lake, Fire, Thunder, Wind, Water, Mountain and Earth. Except that Water is changed into Moon and Lake is changed into Water.
  • Evil Is Hammy: Each of the demons have their moments where they really chew the scenery.
  • Evil Sorcerer: All of them are powerful demons capable of spellcasting. Hsi Wu, the Sky Demon, even translates into "Evil Wizard".
  • Evil Sounds Deep: The demons tend to have deep and powerful voices. Humans who absorb demon chi may also get their voices changed.
  • Evil Sounds Raspy: Any demon who is not deep voiced will have this one like the snake-ish demon Bai Tza.
  • Four Fingered Hand: Each of the demons except for Po Kong have these.
  • Four Is Death: In addition to the trope above, four demons (Shendu, Bai Tza, Tso Lan, and Dai Gui) together act as the Final Boss of the demon portal arc.
  • Genius Bruiser: All of them, given that they are demon sorcerers after all, though some are much more cerebral than others.
  • Knight of Cerebus: For almost all members of the family, when one is released from imprisonment and/or gains even more god-like powers, the silly aspects of the episode they appear in vanishes immediately. The exception is Hsi Wu, who loses his tail right away and his misadventures to get it back make up the bulk of the episode he's in. This is especially pronounced with Shendu in true form, Tso Lan, Bai Tza, and Drago when he gets all the 8 Demon Chis, as any comedy disappears completely and the game gets dead serious whenever they are both onscreen and out of the Netherworld.
  • Our Demons Are Different: They bear little or no resemblance to each other - most of them are also reminiscent of and inspired by other mythological creatures that aren't otherwise connected to demons (Shendu and dragons being the most obvious).
  • Physical Gods: Shendu and his siblings are immortal non-human beings with great magical powers, who at one point did rule over Earth and its mortal inhabitants. However, they are never outright referred to as being deities, though it seems safe to call them god-like.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: The 8 siblings all have glowing red eyes. But with Drago, only his irises are red, until he gets all 8 Demon Chis, then his eyes also glow.
  • Red Sky, Take Warning: Any world they rule over has this. Both the Demon World duology and the final episode The Powers That Be (Part 2) have the sky turned red when the demons and then Drago attain power.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: The sorcerers have repeatedly been banished to another dimension, while Shendu has repeatedly been turned to stone. In the end all 9 of them, including Shendu and Drago, are stuck in the Netherworld.
  • Sorcerous Overlord: The siblings once ruled over Earth and enslaved mankind. Their goal is to reclaim that lost glory once again.
  • Take Over the World: They did this in the past, with each of the 8 siblings ruling over their own domain. During the Demon World duology, they are returned to their former positions temporarily.
  • Time Abyss: It's not stated how old they are, but the 8 siblings are shown to have lived for thousands of years. Drago's case is unknown.
  • Transformation Horror: In Season 5, the MacGuffins are the chi energies of the Demon Sorcerers. Several mortals accidentally or intentionally absorb the chi, which turn them into demons until the chi is removed.

    Shendu 
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I am the keeper of the talismans. I am the apocalypse of which legend speaks. And I am, for once and for all, your executioner.

Voiced by: James Sie

The Fire Demon, and the main villain of Seasons 1 and 2, though he pops up sporadically throughout the show. Pre-series, he was defeated by the leader of the Eight Immortals, Lu Dongbin. Later, he was turned into a stone statue by the wizard Lo Pei, and his magic powers were transferred into 12 Talismans that were scattered around the world. Finding them is the focus of Seasons 1 and 3.


  • Abusive Parent: Implied to be one, with his son Drago's arguments during their battle.
  • All Your Powers Combined: The combined powers of the Talismans were really his powers separated from his body.
  • And I Must Scream: Being trapped as a sentient statue for 900 years can take its toll.
  • Animate Inanimate Object: The Rat Talisman can bring inanimate objects to life, until the Talisman is deactivated.
  • Animorphism: The Monkey Talisman allows the user to turn oneself or others into any animal and back.
  • Arch-Enemy: He's probably the one opponent that gives the Chan Clan most trouble.
  • Astral Projection: The Sheep Talisman allows one to eject their soul out of their body, and enter the spirit world. It can also be used offensively to eject the souls of other people from their bodies.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: When he appears in the finale, he's much bigger than his early appearances.
  • Back for the Finale: Justified since the Big Bad of the final series was his own son even if said son had an entirely separate agenda by that point.
  • Back from the Dead: At the end of the third season, courtesy of Daolon Wong.
  • Badass Boast:
    • The line he gives Jade when they first meet in their astral forms and right before he possesses her dormant body.
    Jade: Whoa! What are you?!
    • Those three I AM statements in the section quote.
    I am the keeper of the talismans. I am the apocalypse of which legend speaks. And I am, for once and for all, your executioner.
  • Badass Long Robe: After he possesses Valmont, he forces the crime lord to wear a sorcerer's robe. Valmont thinks it looks too much like a dress.
  • Bad Boss: The Dark Hand's constant failures frustrate Shendu, making him both snark at them and breathe fire at them. He once breathed fire at Tohru, who was covered in oil at the time (luckily he dodged out of the way). During the Demon World duology, he kept the Dark Hand as his jesters, continuing to abuse them for his amusement.
  • Big Bad: He is the one behind Valmont and the Dark Hand, despite not being the one driving the plot. Finding his talismans are also the focus of the plot. Furthermore, he is the only villain who is not an Arc Villain. He's present and causing trouble all the way to the Grand Finale.
  • Big "NO!": He yells this after ending up possessing Valmont and whenever he gets turned back into a statue.
  • Breath Weapon: Even when locked away in statue form or possessing Valmont, Shendu was capable of breathing a torrent of flames.
  • Brought Down to Badass: When possessing Valmont, he is no longer a two story monster, but he's still dangerous.
  • Butt-Monkey: Shendu has been banished to another dimension or turned into a statue multiple times, was once killed by a little girl, is abused by his siblings for failing to rescue them, and his possession of Valmont was an experience that both of them found to be awkward and embarrassing.
  • Catchphrase: "NOOOOO! Not again!"
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Has acknowledged himself as evil, and he's known as The Ultimate Evil. Plus he calls himself, "The Apocalypse of which legend speaks."
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Valmont, Daolon, etc. Anyone he works with he eventually betrays. The sole exception was his efforts to free his demon brethren, and that's largely because he was too terrified of them after the last time he betrayed them.
  • The Comically Serious: While possessing Jade's body in episode 6, his plan to infiltrate Section 13 is delayed by Jackie having Augustus Black take "Jade" to the Melvin World theme park. This leads to the hilarious image of the powerful Big Bad, in the body of a preteen girl, all but pouting as they're taken on roller coasters, have their picture taken with the park mascot, and offered ice cream.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Towards the Dark Hand. A couple of examples:
    Ratso: Whoa! He [Tso Lan] wants to kabosh the planet?
    Finn: And you made us let him out?!
    Shendu: Just be glad you are up here.

    Shendu allows the Enforcers to leave his service after all the Demon Portals have been opened while saying:
    "Never seeing any of you ever again would make me a very happy dragon."
  • Demonic Possession: Whenever Shendu is in spirit form, he can take control of a human body.
    • In Project A, for Astral, Shendu uses the Sheep Talisman to eject his soul out of his statue and then possesses the unconscious body of Jade (who also used the same Talisman). Shendu tries to retrieve the other Talismans, but he is soon exorcised by Uncle's spell.
    • In The Stronger Evil, Shendu attempts to possess Jackie Chan, knowing that he'll be useful for his plot to free the other Demon Sorcerers. However, he accidentally enters Valmont's body instead, much to his dismay. For most of Season 2, Shendu is controlling Valmont and forcing the Dark Hand to aid him again.
    • Later in Demon World (Part 1), not long after Shendu has been exorcised from Valmont, he succeeds in possessing Jackie, and forces him to travel to Australia. Shendu rewrites the Book of Ages, altering history so that he and his siblings still rule over Earth and mankind.
  • Dimensional Traveler: As a spirit, he is capable of traveling between Earth and the Netherworld without the use of a portal.
  • Draconic Humanoid: Shendu has two arms and two legs like a human, but otherwise he still looks like a reptilian monster.
  • The Dragon: Figuratively and literally to his siblings in Season 2; he works to free them from their prison realm, and they are quick to point out that he is no longer their equal.
  • Dragon Rider: In the Demon World duology, he rides on the backs of non-anthropomorphic dragons because the Chans steal the Rooster Talisman from him.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Valmont and Daolon Wong both retaliate against him for his betrayal.
  • Enemy Mine: He agrees to join the final battle against Drago for personal reasons.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: During the finale, Drago ends up holding for his dear life, as the portal to the Netherworld is sucking everything in. He begs for his father's help. After a moment of pondering, Shendu decides to help his son. Too bad Drago had to play possum.
  • Evil Plan:
    • Season 1: regain the Talismans in order to restore his true form, then destroy all of Asia.
    • Season 2: release his siblings on the Earth.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: His voice is notably deeper and smoother whenever he has his physical body, except in the last two seasons. In most other appearances, he has a raspy voice.
  • Evil Will Fail: Shendu's major defeats throughout the show are mostly linked to his desire to have it all to the point of being chronically double-crossing. See the Fatal Flaw section below for more details.
  • Eviler Than Thou: He quickly proves this to Daolon Wong after he restores his body and makes very clear that for all of Wong's abilities as a wizard, Shendu is still a demon sorcerer.
  • Eye Beams: The Pig Talisman allows the user to shoot heat rays from their eyes.
  • Fatal Flaw: Shendu is powerful and cunning, but his untrustworthiness and unwillingness to share power with others causes him to double-cross numerous characters, costing him many important victories and advantages later on.
    • Denying the Dark Hand the riches he promised them leads them to follow him back to his palace in order to take their price, and they also unknowingly transport Jade with them, allowing her to deny Shendu's certain victory over Jackie.
    • His decision to leave his siblings to rot in the Netherworld centuries ago later bites him back in the ass, when he eventually meets the disgruntled family again as an incorporeal and depowered spirit.
    • Trying to steal the Demon Archive from Jade while she was the Queen of the Shadowkhan by deceiving her resulted in her destroying it.
    • Also, Shendu betraying Daolon Wong after his resurrection makes the old wizard vengeful enough to the point that after being arrested, he tells the heroes Lo Pei's chi spell that is used to turn Shendu back into a statue.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He speaks in a somewhat refined way, and can act in a charming way when he wants to, although he usually prefers a more direct approach. He turns into charming mode when dealing with those who have the upper hand, such as his siblings or the corrupted Jade.
  • Finger Poke of Doom: After he's restored to his real form during the 1st season, he does this to Tohru, sending him flying out of the penthouse.
  • Four Is Death: In addition to the four fingers on his claws that he shares with the rest of his family minus Po Kong, Shendu is also one of only four villains in the entire show who plays antagonist to the Chan Clan in each and every season; the primary three Enforcers (Finn, Ratso and Chow) are the other three in that ensemble.
  • Greater-Scope Villain:
    • Of a Season 4 episode and the entire series, since his Talismans are frequently used by the heroes and he ends up a prisoner in the Vault of Section 13.
    • The Shadowkhan he used as minions have an expanded role in the 4th season.
    • Of Season 5, where the villain is his Bastard Bastard son Drago, which ultimately leads to Shendu being brought Back for the Finale.
  • Healing Factor: The Horse Talisman can heal injuries, cure illnesses, and even reverse some transformations (such as turning into stone). Apparently it can also rebuild non-living objects.
  • The Heavy: Serves as this to the Big Bad Duumvirate of his demon siblings in Season 2.
  • Hidden Agenda Villain: Until the finale of season 1, no one knew what he wanted beyond freedom.
  • Hijacked by Ganon: Daolon Wong resurrected Shendu in Season 3 so he could get the Dragon Talisman's power. This did not work out well for Wong.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Any time the Talismans are used against him, as they were originally his powers to begin with.
  • Hypocrite: He greatly dislikes it when he's on the receiving end of disloyalty, regardless of the fact that he's himself a major backstabber.
  • Immortality Inducer: The Dog Talisman stops aging and grants invulnerability, but without the Horse Talisman, you can still feel the pain from injuries.
  • I'm Your Worst Nightmare: When Jade sees Shendu for the first time (while both of them were astral projections) she asks what he is. He introduces himself as, "Everything you will grow to fear."
  • In a Single Bound: He could do this while possessing Valmont.
  • Invisibility: The Snake Talisman gives you full invisibility, but only works on characters, and even then they can be seen by someone wielding the Pig Talisman. When applied to non-living objects, only said object becomes invisible and not what's inside.
  • It's All About Me: Shendu's siblings rightfully accuse him of this. After all, he had escaped his prison and had all that time planning their escape, but he was more focused on ruling the world himself. Not to mention his traitorous personality.
  • Jerkass: Shendu is not exactly the most pleasant being to be around in any of his forms, not with attempting to torch people to vent anger, being condescending to any and all humans who meet him, keeping the backstab knife in his hands at all times, and forcing anyone who actually IS capable of dealing with him to stay on their toes. All of this makes him quite a dick.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: Does this to Daolon Wong after the wizard resurrects him, taking the Dragon Talisman's power away. An attempt by Wong to try to attack Shendu fails rather spectacularly and leads to him losing his other two Talisman powers, after which Shendu mocks him.
  • Killer Rabbit: Quite literally when Jackie used the Monkey Talisman to turn Shendu into a rabbit. He still had some of his Talismans which made him far from harmless.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Anytime he regains his true form is a cause for alarm, even when he became more comedic for most of the 2nd season. Even the Back for the Finale was the result of the Godzilla Threshold.
  • Kung-Fu Wizard: When he possesses Valmont, when he actually has to take on Chan when he's grown to his size, and when fighting Drago, he shows signs of this trope.
  • Kryptonite Factor: Objects forged out of good magic like the Pan'ku Box are anathema to him. Even as a spirit touching it hurts him, and doing so for prolonged periods of time can knock him out.
  • Leaking Can of Evil: While sealed in his statue form, Shendu is able to talk, breathe fire, control the Shadowkhan, conjure a Talisman locator and as shown in The Powers That Be (Part 1), cause electronic devices around him to spark.
    Jade: You're not scaring me. You're stuck in stone and can't do a thing!
    Shendu: Why so nervous? As you say, I am powerless in my current form, yet see how the very elements of your earthy realm shatter in my presence.
    Jade: Yeah. Okay. Whatever. Great special effects. Not!
  • Literal Split Personality: The Tiger Talisman can split people into two halves, yin (light) and yang (dark), though Shendu never uses this ability himself.
  • Load-Bearing Boss: When Jade obliterates Shendu in the 1st season's finale, the palace he conjured crumbles and the lost treasure of Ching Xi Hung inside turns into dust.
  • Mighty Roar: As a demonic dragon, Shendu can yell out an impressive roar.
  • Mind over Matter: The Rooster Talisman grants levitation and telekinesis, allowing the user to make oneself or others float in the air. Can be combined with the Rabbit Talisman for super-fast flight.
  • The Mirror Shows Your True Self: When Shendu possesses Valmont, his face can be seen over the crime lord's face on reflective surfaces.
  • Monster Modesty: Whenever Shendu is restored to his organic body, he wears nothing except for a pair of shorts (gray in the first season and the second episode of the Demon Portal Arc per flashback, purple and orangey-red afterwards).
  • Mundane Solution:
    • One time he tries to kill Uncle and destroy Section 13 to interrupt their incantation. It doesn't work.
    • One time he and the remaining Demon Sorcerers destroyed the components for the chi spells used to seal them.
  • Near-Villain Victory: At the end of the first three seasons.
    • In the first season's finale, he nearly succeeds in releasing his army of dragons. He defeats Jackie and almost feeds him to the dragons. He's only stopped by Jade intervening.
    • In the second season, he uses the Book of Ages to rewrite history to erase the Demon Sorcerers' original defeat. The only reason he lost was because Jade tore out a piece of the book that happened to have a part of her life on it, allowing her to retain her memories in the re-written history.
    • At the end of the third season, he has successfully reclaimed the talisman powers from all of the noble animals, cornered Jackie and Jade, and is just about to kill them, when Uncle and Section 13 intervene, performing the spell that seals him back into a statue.
  • Never My Fault: Shendu has tried to deflect blame for his failures on several occasions, such as when Bai Tza confronts him after Shendu is unsuccessful at keeping the rest of their siblings from being rebanished (though he did admit he failed them after being ripped out of Valmont's body). One instance is when the Enforcers fail to retrieve the Demon Archive and correctly blame the Shadowkhan note . Since Shendu controls the Shadowkhan, he's not pleased by the implications:
    Shendu: The Shadowkhan are my puppets. They do only what I command. Are you suggesting this is MY fault?!
  • Nigh Invulnerable: Even without the Dog Talisman to give him complete immortality, Shendu is still fairly resilient, and it seems that only magical weaponry can harm him; as Section 13 agents fired a rocket launcher and high-powered laser, which failed to injure him.
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: Shendu is self-described as both a noble dragon and a demon sorcerer. And during most of Seasons 2 and 3, he was also an undead ghost.
  • Noble Demon: More like an evil aristocrat. He's technically considered a "noble dragon", which is why the power of combustion came back to him upon his revival. The only reason for this was because he was the only living dragon on Earth.
  • Non-Action Big Bad: In most of the first season because he was a statue.
  • Nonhuman Undead: After his death in the Season 1 finale, Shendu became a ghostly dragon demon sorcerer.
  • Not Quite Dead: He's killed by Jade in the first season finale, but he returns as a spirit in the second season and accidentally possesses Valmont. He's revived in season 3, but then turned into a statue again.
  • Not So Different: He acts as the harsh master of Valmont and the Enforcers, resulting them in trying to save themselves from his wrath with excuses and adulation. With his siblings, the roles are reversed.
  • Noodle Incident: While not outright stated, it's indicated that he somehow managed to escape the Netherworld and leave the rest of his siblings behind. It's never explained how he did that, but it's implied they helped him do so and he was supposed to free them, but he obviously ditched them in favor of ruling his old empire himself.
  • Oh, No... Not Again!: He utters this at the end of Season 3 when Uncle and Section 13 arrive to cast the spell to seal him into a statue, whilst having a Flashback to Lo Pei doing the same thing to him 900 years ago.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: His plan at the end of Season 1: release an army of dragons to destroy all of Asia as revenge for his stone imprisonment.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: He's a semi-humanoid dragon with traits of both Asian and European dragons. And he's also a demon.
  • Our Ghosts Are Different: After his death, Shendu wanders around as a spirit. He gets better after Daolon Wong resurrects him.
  • Overarching Villain: He is the most recurring villain throughout the series, despite most of his appearances being in Seasons 1 and 2.
  • Playing with Fire: His specialty, seeing as he is both a dragon and a fire demon. Whether in his true form, as a statue, or while possessing a human body, being able to breathe fire is one of the few powers he retains, even while deprived of all his talismans.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner: He gives a cool line as he's about to feed Jackie to his dragon minions (even though Jade prevents him):
    "Pity you will not live to witness my reign over your world, but you shall be the first to visit theirs."
  • Pressure Point: He uses this technique to incapacitate Captain Black and another man in Project A, for Astral and Uncle in The Stronger Evil.
  • Power Echoes: His voice reverberates when he's in statue form or possessing someone.
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: He performs a kicking version of this trope to Jackie in And He Does His Own Stunts.
  • Reports of My Death Were Greatly Exaggerated: He says this verbatim in the end of The Stronger Evil.
    "Reports of my demise have been greatly exaggerated Chan."
  • Required Secondary Powers:
    • He requires the Rat Talisman to maintain his demon form, otherwise he's a statue. However, doing so means he can only use the Rat Talisman and nothing else. Thus the Tiger Talisman is needed to access the rest of his powers. While removing his other Talismans deprive him of power, it's only a minor inconvenience. Removing the Rat, however, instantly turns him back into a statue.
    • While he's possessing Valmont, he has immunity to his own firebreath while he's in control, but Valmont doesn't. Once when Valmont regained control immediately after a firebreath, he ended up literally choking on his own breath until given a glass of water.
  • Say My Name: "CHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!!"
  • Sealed Army in a Can: Trapped in another dimension, his dragon minions certainly count as this. Freeing them is his objective in the first season.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Spends much of his time either trapped in the Netherworld or turned into a statue. Occasionally freed and turned back into his normal self, intermittently throughout the series.
  • Sealed Evil in a Duel: His fate in the finale; it ends with him and Drago both trapped in the Demon Netherworld while still fighting.
  • Sealed Evil in a Six Pack: Well, Twelve Pack. He technically qualifies as this, since his scattered talismans, as aspects of his power, are all parts of his being, and are all required to release him.
  • See the Invisible: A lesser power of the pig talisman is the ability to see and detect invisible people through their heat signatures.
  • Skyward Scream: Every time he is defeated. Eventually Jade mouths along.
  • Smug Snake: In Season 2, nothing goes the way he wants it to. He is constantly harassed by his terrifying siblings, and is constantly arguing with Valmont whose body he has to share (Valmont manages to knock him out - he was actually trying to kill him and risked his life to do it, just because he was sick of him). In Season 3, he gets his Talisman powers back only to be immediately resealed, and after that is stuck as a prisoner of Section 13 until the finale.
  • Stab the Salad: When he possesses Jade's body in Project A, for Astral, he brandishes a cleaver with a sadistic smile as an answer to Jade's demands about his intentions. The incorporeal girl rushes to fruitlessly warn Jackie and Uncle, and we move to Shendu slicing oranges with the cleaver to make refreshments for the two adults.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: The Dragon Talisman allows the user to shoot blasts of fire from their hands, which have an explosive and concussive effect when they strike a target.
  • Summon Bigger Fish: After Drago is empowered by all the Demon Chis, Uncle and Tohru free Shendu from his statue form to fight him.
  • Summon Magic: Due to his ownership of an Oni Mask, the Ninja Shadowkhan appear from the shadows on his command. More pertinently, however, he can summon and control hordes of dragons.
  • Super Speed: The Rabbit Talisman grants super-speed, obviously.
  • Superpower Lottery: He has about a dozen powers split among the 12 Talismans: Dragon, Snake, Rooster, Tiger, Dog, Monkey, Rabbit, Rat, Pig, Sheep, Horse, and Ox.
  • Super Strength: The Ox Talisman greatly enhances his strength, but even without it, Shendu is absurdly strong, being able to overpower an Ox Talisman-powered Jackie Chan.
  • Taken for Granite: He has been turned into a stone statue a few times.
  • Take Over the World: He did so in the past, at least China.
  • Taking You with Me: A non-lethal example, but Shendu pulls Drago into the Netherworld with him, when the latter yanks the former into the portal, after pretending to be in distress.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: With Valmont in Season 2 since he is stuck in the man's body. Neither of them like it but the only way out is to help each other.
  • The Adjective One: He's referred to by the sacred warrior Lo Pei as "the Ultimate Evil".
  • To Serve Man: Shendu has attempted to EAT Jackie at least twice, even referring to his unconscious body as "fresh meat".
  • True Final Boss: Of Season 3 after double-crossing Daolon Wong.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Shendu is freed from nine centuries of imprisonment by the Dark Hand (Season 1) and resurrected by Daolon Wong (Season 3). How does he repay them? By going back on the rewards promised to them.
  • Villain Has a Point: He states during the Grand Finale that only he can stand a chance against his son who has been empowered by all the Demon Chis. Eventually, Uncle is forced to admit that he can't concoct a powerful enough spell against Drago, and so he must release Shendu.
  • Villain Respect: He develops an amount of respect towards Jackie Chan's badassery, for all the times Jackie foiled Shendu's plans in the 1st season. It is for that reason Shendu decides to possess Jackie's body in the 2nd season's beginning, considering it to serve him best in his quest to free his siblings.
  • Villainous Rescue: This is exploited in The Powers That Be (Part 2), when Uncle releases him to battle his son Drago, after they had exhausted all of their other options.
  • Voices Are Mental: This is oddly zig-zagged with people whose bodies he possesses.
    • Averted when he possesses Jade: he can switch between speaking with his own voice and her voice.
    • When he later possesses Valmont and Jackie, this is played straight as Shendu's voice is heard whenever he directly controls them.
  • Why Won't You Die?: When Jackie shows up in Shendu's castle to battle him in the 1st season's finale, Shendu asks Jackie how many lives he possesses.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Shendu had promised the Dark Hand the lost treasure of Ching Xi Hung in exchange for resurrecting him. But after he's resurrected, he takes back his word. He reasons that Yang Jackie was the one who brought the Talismans to him, not the Dark Hand (though he had been losing patience with them throughout the season for their repeated failures).
    • In season 2, after all the seven portals have been opened, he sends Finn, Ratso, and Chow away since they were no longer needed to carry the Pan'Ku Box. Later, he tries to do this to Hak Foo, but Valmont doesn't want to be alone with him. Then Shendu realizes that he had invoked the trope too soon, as he still needed the box, even if just to delay his sibling's wrath.
    • He even lampshades it with Daolon Wong after backstabbing him.
    "I may be a Noble Dragon, but I'm also a Demon Sorcerer. And not known for keeping promises."

    Drago 
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No prison can hold the son of Shendu!

The main villain of Season 5. He is Shendu's son, who comes from the future, where Jade has become the head of Section 13. After a fight over the preservation of the timeline, Drago is left to the present. He eventually decides that he's better off making a name for himself, rather than just be a supporting player to his father.


  • All Your Powers Combined: Getting all the demon chis grant him the powers of eight demons (including himself, along with his uncles and aunts).
  • Arc Villain: Of Season 5. There are more powerful and longer lasting villains in his older relatives.
  • Arch-Enemy: He's implied to be one to Jade's future self, and he seems to address the present Jade more often than the other villains.
  • Avenging the Villain: In his debut episode he's helping in resurrecting his father in the future, but he abandons his present father to get the Demon Chis of his aunts and uncles.
  • Badass Longcoat: Throughout the 5th season, he wears a sleeveless black coat.
  • Bad Boss: He treats all his subordinates like crap, blaming them whenever something goes wrong (even if it's Drago's fault) but never showing any kind of praise when they do succeed at anything. However, he seems to be willing to share power with the Ice Gang as long as they don't step over their boundaries.
  • Backstab Backfire: After he begs for his father to save him from banishment, Shendu helps him up. But then Drago throws his father into the portal sucking everything into the Netherworld, only for Shendu to grab his tail and pull them both down.
  • Breath Weapon: He can breathe fire just like his dad. However Drago has mastered that ability, and therefore his fire breath is more powerful than Shendu's fire breath.
  • Brought Down to Badass: After all the Demon Chis have been discovered, Drago loses his Fire Demon powers, but he still holds his own for a while when the Ice Gang decide to betray him. Then he regains ALL the Demon Chi.
  • Conqueror from the Future: After he's stranded in the present, he decides to conquer the Earth of that time.
  • Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: The main magical antagonists of the first four seasons were veritably old and acted in accordance to their age, but Drago comes from the future and is like a teenager both in behavior and parlance. While more likely to lose his temper, he also demonstrates more willingness to change his tactics. He's also the only one who fires the Enforcers when they fail him for the first time, settling for the (to extent) more competent Ice Crew for the rest of the season.
  • Cthulhumanoid: After absorbing the Demon Chi of his aunts and uncles, he transforms into a towering winged monster with a tentacled beard.
  • Down in the Dumps: He arrives from the future through a time portal created in a junkyard, appearing in its present version. After escaping imprisonment, he makes that junkyard his base of operations. During his brief possession of Tchang Zu's chi, he decides to find a cooler base and moves in with the Ice Gang to the Space Needle of Seattle. Losing the Thunder Demon Chi forces them to return to the junkyard, much to Drago's displeasure.
  • Draconic Humanoid: He looks like a human with dragon scales, making him look a lot more anthropomorphic than his father.
  • Evil Counterpart: Of all the villains the series shows, Drago has the most amount of similarities with Jade. They’re both the youngest members of their sides (the Demon Sorcerers and the Chan Clan) who are often underestimated by their elders. Due to their youth, they’re both reckless, cocky, rebellious and sharp-tongued, yet they’re also more flexible in their thinking when compared to their elders. They both have potential for many areas (like martial arts, magic and leadership) and despite their rebelliousness, they want their achievements to be acknowledged by their elders.
  • Evil Plan: Gain power through the chis of his father's siblings and conquer the Earth all by himself.
  • Evil Will Fail: If Drago hadn't backstabbed his father immediately after Shendu decided to be merciful for a change, they would have most likely crushed all the resistance in the path of world domination. Instead, Drago ends up being pulled to the Netherworld by his father for taking advantage of Shendu's mercy.
  • Final Boss: Drago is the final enemy that the heroes battle. As Drago is empowered with all 8 Demon Chis, it takes Shendu with all 12 Talismans to defeat him.
  • Freudian Excuse: Besides it being in his nature to do so, he also wants to take over the world out of a desire to prove his worth to his dad.
  • Game Changer: He has used against the Chans several tactics that the previous villains haven't. For example, he's the first villain who has tried having different henchmen than the Enforcers, and in the second-to-last episode, instead of attacking Section 13 in order to try and reclaim the Demon Chis, he comes up with a Hostage for MacGuffin situation.
  • Hostage for MacGuffin: In the second-to-last episode of the series, Drago's henchmen kidnap Jackie, Uncle, and Captain Black. He then demands Jade to hand over the Demon Chis stored in Section 13.
  • Hot-Blooded: Due to his youth, he's even more fiery and short-tempered than his father.
  • Jerkass: As stated by Jade, when the two negotiate the above mentioned Hostage for MacGuffin:
    Drago: Be there or...
    Jade: ...be square?
    Drago: No, be there or you'll be spending the rest of your wonder years being raised by that 500 pound sumo! (Hangs up the phone)
    Jade: Sheesh! Evil and a jerk!
  • Kid from the Future: All we know about Drago is that he's a time-traveler from the near future. We know little else about his backstory.
  • Kung-Fu Wizard: Very good at both magic and fighting with his fists.
  • Missing Mom: It's never discussed if Drago has ever had a mother.
  • Never My Fault: MC Cobra once suggested that maybe Drago was responsible for their many failures. Drago responded violently. His father ironically has this trait himself.
  • Near-Villain Victory: He ultimately obtains all the Demon Chis and prepares to conquer the Earth. Even Section 13 and the J-Team can't do much against him, even with the Talismans. Section 13 is destroyed and Tohru apparently dies with it. But then Shendu is released to battle his son and things go downhill for Drago.
  • New Era Speech: In The Powers That Be (Part 1), Drago gloats to the captured Jackie, Uncle and Captain Black that he will end the status quo where the demons are beneath the Earth and humans walk on it freely, and lead on a new age of demons with the humans enslaved. While doing that, he fancies himself laughing in triumph with humans kneeling before him in destroyed San Francisco.
    Drago: See, this world of yours is a real yawn, and you know why? No demons. They're all stuck down under, while you humans run around like you own the place! Is that fair? No! Well, guess what! Planet's about to come under new management! And my first order of business will be TO TURN THIS WORLD INSIDE OUT! Just imagine: a population of demons running amok, with me, Drago, pulling the strings! Yep, pretty soon now it's goodbye humanity, hello Demonville! Daddy would be so proud.
  • Nothing Can Stop Us Now!: He has this line in the Grand Finale right before his released father arrives to battle him.
    Drago: The future belongs to ME!
    Shendu: I think not, boy. First, you must pay for your treachery!
  • Odd Name Out: He's the only member of the Demon Sorcerer "family" with a non-Chinese name.
  • One-Winged Angel: After getting all of the Demon Chis, he transforms into a greater and more monstrous form, with physical traits of all his uncles and aunts.
    Strikemaster Ice: (while Drago is transforming) Dude, that is nasty!
  • Our Dragons Are Different: Drago looks even more humanoid than his father. Or his uncles and aunts. It's never discussed, but he may not be a full-blooded demon.
  • Overlord Jr.: He's the Demon Sorcerer Shendu's son, though he wants to remove the "junior" part.
  • Parental Abandonment: Lots of daddy issues with this one.
  • Playing with Fire: Being the son of the Demon Sorcerer of Fire, it should be obvious.
  • Plot Hole: The mere existence of Drago contradicts several established plot points.
    • Drago was born 900 years ago during Shendu’s reign (Shendu acknowledges his existence despite Drago being from the future). However a major plot point during the Noble Animals arc was that there were no dragons for the power of Combustion to go to. Drago should’ve become the noble Dragon.
    • Even if Drago was born after Daolon Wong revived Shendu, how would he have been conceived? In the timeline where Drago came from Shendu has been stuck in a statue ever since Uncle defeated him.
  • Prehensile Tail: He has used his tail in fights.
  • Power Echoes: His voice is distorted and echoic, emphasizing that he's a powerful draconic demon.
  • Promotion to Opening Titles: Appears at Season 5's opening.
  • Psychopathic Man Child: Drago acts like a teenage delinquent (or may actually be one). Couple that with the fact that he's also an evil demon wizard who wants to take over the world.
  • Pungeon Master: "Anyone up for some flame-enco dancing?"
  • Red Sky, Take Warning: After Drago obtains all the Demon Chis, the sky turns blood red and remains so, until he's banished to the Netherworld.
  • Sealed Evil in a Duel: In the final scene of the whole series, he's imprisoned with his also evil father Shendu, leaving both them to quarrel.
  • Stupid Evil: Future Jade tricks him into destroying the teeth of Shendu, which foils his own plan to revive his father.
  • Superpower Lottery: In the final episode, Drago absorbs all 8 Demon Chi powers: Fire, Thunder, Water, Earth, Mountain, Wind, Sky, and Moon.
  • Super Speed: He also gives this power to MC Cobra.
  • Super Strength: He also gives this power to DJ Fist.
  • Super Toughness: As a demon, he is more durable than a human, though it's not clear if he's as invulnerable as the other Demon Sorcerers (as he was seen fleeing from armed Section 13 agents).
    • After getting all the Demon Chis, he's definitely invulnerable now, as missile launchers can't scratch him.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: He's the only villain who fires Finn, Ratso, and Chow after they failed him the first time. Then it's taken Up to Eleven when he's looking for new henchmen: before the Ice Gang show up, Drago finds the possible replacements to be EVEN WORSE than the Enforcers. While he still finds the Ice Gang to be less than satisfactory, he keeps them around anyway because he doesn't like the hassle of finding more minions.
  • Terminator Twosome: Future Jade time-travels to the present to prevent the Bad Future from taking place. Drago follows to stop her.
  • Terrible Interviewees Montage: When he decides to find more competent henchmen that the Dark Hand Enforcers in Black and White and Chi All Over, he gets disappointing demonstrations. First, when two gymnastic women are performing acrobatics, they collide with each other. Second, a whip-using guy manages only to tie himself with his whip. Third, Valmont steps forward, only for Drago to dismiss him immediately. Finally, a big brawler smashes a fridge, only to become scared of a fly. When Drago crumbles about his bad luck, the Ice Gang appears and easily beats up all the recruits (except for Valmont who flees right before they show up), leading Drago to hire them.
  • Totally Radical: He picks up some slang from the Ice Gang.
  • Vague Age: He almost looks like a teenager, but his actual age is never revealed. As far as we know though, he wasn't born yet (or at least not active on Earth) in the present day.
    • Considering that present-day Shendu apparently knows who his son is, and Drago seems to have personal history with his dad as well, it is quite likely that Drago may be far older than he looks.
  • Villain Forgot to Level Grind: Averted. He's after the Demon Chis to become powerful enough to conquer the Earth all by himself.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: He never gets his father's respect, but then again, his dad is an evil demon dragon.

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Shendu's siblings

    In General 
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One big happy family. From the top-left corner going clockwise: Dai Gui, Tchang Zu, Xiao Fung, Bai Tza, Tso Lan. In the center Po Kong (left) and Hsi Wu (right).
Shendu's seven brothers and sisters. They hate Shendu's guts because he didn't try to free them. They're the main villains of Season 2, giving a ghostly Shendu the task of liberating them from the Demon Netherworld by opening their portals.
  • Arc Villains: In Season 2, all of them are collectively the main antagonists along with Shendu. They are not heard from after the Demon World duology.
  • And I Must Scream: They have not enjoyed 900+ years trapped in a dimension that's only a few steps above being a Blank White Void, and they're eventually willing to do just about anything to get out and stay out.
  • Bad Boss: They both berate and ZAP Shendu. It's hard to feel sympathy for the guy, considering he left them to rot. Bai Tza and Tchang Zu in particular love rubbing salt in Shendu's wounds.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: In the second season along with their brother, all of them have the same goal: freedom.
  • Did You Just Scam Cthulhu?: Jade pulls a Batman Gambit on them, when she's trapped with them. She reveals them Shendu's lies: only one of them can enter through his portal. She knew they would fight for their freedom, allowing her to use the portal herself.
  • Dispense with the Pleasantries: None of them care much for Shendu's attempts to kiss up to them - Tso Lan even speaks a variation of the trope name. Shendu either doesn't notice they don't care much, or doesn't have anything better to use.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Played with. Shendu asks them to give him another chance by using the Book of Ages to escape from the Netherworld. They're initially against it, since even they fear the dangers of reality warping, but admitting their desperate situation, they concede.
  • Eviler Than Thou: All of them to Shendu - all of them, especially Bai Tza, regard him as a sniveling fool that only became as powerful as he was because the rest of them weren't around. They push him around even more than they do each other, and Shendu - not in a position to retaliate - fears their wrath. Even when Shendu's got his body back and half his Talismans, he still acts a bit like a pushover towards them.
  • Evil Old Folks: Tso Lan referred to himself as old, though all demons may count since they're many hundreds of years old. At the very least, he's older than Po Kong, and depending on Alternative Joke Interpretation he might even be the oldest of the siblings.
  • Four Fingered Hand: All of them minus Po Kong, whose hands only have three fingers.
  • Knight of Cerebus: With the exception of Hsi Wu, once they come out of their portals, the episode gets anywhere from a bit more serious to a lot more serious.
  • Large and in Charge: All of them except Hsi Wu, who is still taller than most humans. The rest are close to Shendu's height or bigger, and all of them make it very, very clear that they are his bosses, since he lost any equality privileges when he left them to rot in their prison. This is inverted with Po Kong, ironically, who is so lazy she is the least bossy demon despite being the largest by far.
  • No Honor Among Thieves: When a seemingly-final chance for only one of them to escape arrives, they're quick to follow Hsi Wu's "every demon for himself" example.
  • Really 700 Years Old: They've been trapped in the Netherworld for at least 900 years, probably even longer, and don't exactly need crutches after all that time.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: In their first appearance, they confront Shendu for never trying to free them. Hsi Wu finishes it by giving Shendu one pithy sentence about his Fatal Flaw.
    Tchang Zu: You desired the earthly realm for you alone!
    Hsi Wu: A shame you never learned to share, brother.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: In another dimension, rather than as statues.
  • Villainous Legacy: They appear only in Season 2 and remain imprisoned afterwards. However, in Season 5, it is revealed that the symbols used by the Eight Immortals to banish them were corrupted with some of each demon's chi left stored in the symbols. In Relics of Demons Past, the chis are activated by an alignment of stars, and Drago sets out to claim them in order to become powerful enough to conquer the Earth.
    • It's embellished by how each demon chi causes its new host to look more and more like the demon which that chi originated from if it isn't removed quickly.

    Bai Tza 
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Your spells may have quelled my siblings, but I am the slippery one.

Voiced by: Mona Marshall

The Water Demon. Pre-series, she was defeated and banished to the Netherworld by Iron-Crutch Li Tieguai.


  • Alien Hair: She has head tentacles.
  • Atlantis: She once ruled it. It's now in ruins, so she sets out to create a new underwater city.
  • Bright Is Not Good: Bai Tza has the lightest colors of the demons, including white, but is also one of the most powerful and dangerous of the family and one of three to be a big Knight of Cerebus (her brothers Shendu and Tso Lan are the other two until Drago gets the demon chi). Plus white in China represents Death.
  • Cthulhumanoid: Her face looks kind of squid-like.
  • Designated Girl Fight: In Demon World (Part 2), she ends up facing Viper, the only adult female of the J-Team during the fight over the Book of the Ages.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Upon being released after the other six demons didn't remain free, she refuses to free Shendu from Valmont's body and says that she should obliterate him on their siblings' behalf.
  • Evil Slinks: It comes with having a body like with a nāga.
  • Evil Sounds Raspy: Like Shendu, she speaks with a rasp in her voice.
  • Final Boss: Two times. Bai Tza is the last demon to be released by Shendu during his quest to open all the portals, and she, along with Shendu, Tso Lan and Dai Gui, serve as the final opponents faced during the season's two-part finale.
  • Glass Cannon: While she is one of the most dangerous and powerful Demon Sorcerers —only dethroned by Tso Lan—, a solid enough hit will scatter Bai Tza into a puddle of water, which takes her some time to recover from.
  • Jerkass: The only other demon besides Shendu that actually is abrasive to humans in some form onscreen on the program. Bai usually has some sort of mocking tone when she talks to anyone.
  • Knight of Cerebus: She tries to flood a city to create a new underwater kingdom. Twice.
  • Know When To Fold Them: She realizes that it's better to run away than stay and fight the Chans.
  • Making a Splash: Obviously, she can manipulate water.
  • Nonhumans Lack Attributes: She seems to wear nothing, as there seems to be nothing intimate to expose.
  • Our Mermaids Are Different: Bai Tza could be called a demonic mermaid.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: She has the power to create tsunamis and flood entire cities without much effort, pretty much qualifying her for this.
  • Prehensile Hair: Her head tentacles.
  • Shapeshifter Weapon: She turns her hand into a hammer and strikes Tohru with it in Embarcadero.
  • You Have Failed Me: She reacts this way to Shendu after he frees her. Since he was unable to keep their siblings free, Bai Tza refuses to release Shendu from Valmont's body.

    Dai Gui 
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Too many flowers. Dai Gui does not like pretty.

Voiced by: Frank Welker note 

The Earth Demon. Pre-series, he was defeated and banished to the Netherworld by Lan Caihe.


  • Beard of Evil: He has in his jaw an appendage that resembles a goatee.
  • Big "SHUT UP!": His first appearance has him interrupting Shendu's monologue with a big "SILENCE!".
  • The Brute: He prefers to fight with his fists rather than with magic; outside of helping to cast the binding spell on Shendu, he's one of only two demons to not use some sort of long range magic attack or cast any spells, only trying to fight head-on (though Po Kong does throw snails at Chan).
  • Dig Attack: While he usually fights head on, he can cause serious trouble to his opponents when he's underground.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Obviously, Dai Gui can manipulate the earth around him.
  • Dumb Muscle: He comes off as the least intelligent of the Demon Sorcerers.
  • Evil Sounds Deep and Raspy: His voice is both deep and raspy, though not as raspy as Tchang Zu's.
  • Final Boss: Along with Shendu, Bai Tza and Tso Lan during the finale of the Demon Portal Arc.
  • Horned Humanoid: His body is human-like in that he has four limbs, a torso, and a head but he's also huge and has horns.
  • Lightning Bruiser: If he's underground, Dai Gui has the ability to move very fast and destroy everything on his path while being completely invulnerable.
  • A Load of Bull: He resembles a Minotaur (Dai Gui also bears a bit of resemblance to Ifrit in Final Fantasy VIII and Final Fantasy X, and that character has minotaur traits; also, he is somewhat similar to The Beast, and Chan absorbs his powers in the last season as a Shout-Out to his involvement with that film).
  • Mighty Glacier: Dai Gui is quite slow when he's outside the ground, making it easy for Jackie to evade his attacks.
  • Monster Modesty: He wears a loincloth.
  • Third-Person Person: Read his quote above.
  • Tunnel King: He travels by tunneling underground, with his horns sticking out of the ground.
  • Underground City: Upon his release, he intends to dig his kingdom into the depths of the Earth. It can be assumed that he rules over such a place during the Demon World duology.
  • Wormsign: Dai Gui's tunnelling is partly visible from the surface. And when he closes in for the attack, his horns poke out of the ground like a shark's dorsal fin.

    Hsi Wu 
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The crowd roars for me?

Voiced by: André Sogliuzzo

The Sky Demon. Pre-series, he was defeated and banished to the Netherworld by Philosopher Han Xiangzi.


  • An Arm and a Leg: His tail is cut off. It's still moving, wanting to return to its owner. Uncle puts a spell on it; when Hsi Wu regains his tail, he can be sent back to the Netherworld.
  • Bat Out of Hell: He flies with bat-like wings.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: In Demon World (Part 2), he demands Viper, his caged prisoner, to sing for him. He then starts hearing the sound of a flute, the artifact intended to seal him.
  • Beard of Evil: He has in his jaw an appendage that resembles a goatee.
  • Butt-Monkey: He seems to be the physically weakest of all the Demon Sorcerers, and tends to end up in painful situations more than his siblings.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He has a knack for more witty remarks than his siblings, aside from Xiao Fung.
    "Time flies when you're waiting for a cell door to open."
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: Being threatened by Hsi Wu - on top of a high water tower no less - doesn't discourage Uncle from smacking him.
  • Evil Sounds Raspy: Hsi Wu has the lightest voice, but no less raspier than some of his siblings.
  • Evil Tower of Ominousness: The Demon World duology shows him living in tower suitable as the palace for a demon overlord.
  • False Friend: While posing as "Seymour", he befriends Jade, but it's just a ploy to get his tail back.
  • Faux Affably Evil: In his "Seymour" identity, he is a bit too polite to Jade and her family, although Uncle sees right through him. He's even otherwise somewhat placid while retaining a mischievous streak.
  • Fragile Speedster: Hsi Wu is noticeably frail - at least in comparison to his siblings - but he is a fast flyer.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: Like Bai Tza he decides to fly away rather than wait for Uncle to banish him.
  • Lean and Mean: He looks emaciated, and he notably disguises himself as a boy and manipulates Jade emotionally, which is not something she takes terribly well when his true identity is exposed.
  • Life-or-Limb Decision: A non-lethal variant occurs when Hsi Wu's tail is stuck and the banishment spell is underway, forcing him to separate himself from the tail and fly to safety.
  • Monster Modesty: He wears a loincloth.
  • Non-Nude Bathing: For some reason he keeps his loincloth on during his bath in Demon World (Part 2).
  • Portal Slam: He ends up slamming into a floating rock that happened to be behind Shendu's portal.
  • Pungeon Master: When Hsi Wu comes in possession of Jade's camera, he makes up an expression: "Say Chi Spell".
  • Razor Wings: His wings are sharp enough to cut trough concrete as demonstrated during his chase with Jade.
  • Sue Donym: He comes up with the alias Seymour Jahoositz after almost blurting out his real name to Jade.
  • Super Speed: Hsi Wu is such a speedy flyer that he can keep up with the Rooster and Rabbit talisman-powered Jade during their chase across San Francisco.
  • Villainous Crush: Inverted. Jade develops a childish crush on his human identity, and is genuinely hurt when his identity is revealed.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: He disguises himself as a human boy named "Seymour" so he can trick Jade into inviting him into Uncle's shop, and thus allow him to retrieve his missing tail.
  • What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: He has the power to fly. The other demons can do that and other things.
    • Heart Is an Awesome Power: However, being the Sky Demon and possessing actual wings allows Hsi Wu to be noticeably faster and more agile than his siblings while flying, as he was the one closest to escaping trough Shendu's portal during the race against the other Demons thanks to this. In fact, his flying speed could be compared to that of the Rabbit Talisman.
  • Winged Humanoid: He looks like a humanoid demon with bat-like wings.
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    Po Kong 
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Enough fanfare. What's for supper?

Voiced by: Mona Marshall

The Mountain Demon. Pre-series, she was defeated and banished to the Netherworld by Elder Zhang Guolao.


  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: She lives up to her title by being mountain-sized.
  • Big Eater: Obviously, see the tropes below. Also when Tohru absorbed her demon chi, he devoured every object in sight.
  • The Brute: Apart from helping to cast the binding spell on Shendu, she's one of two demons, the other being Dai Gui, to only try to attack someone with her body rather than any magic tricks.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Given how big she is, this is no surprise.
  • Fake Ultimate Mook: Downplayed. Despite her size, Po Kong is the least problematic of her siblings due to her slowness and being easily distracted by food. However, she is a Demon Sorcerer, so danger still persists when fighting her and shouldn't be underestimated at all.
  • Fat Bitch: Po Kong is the largest demon because she is the fattest, but ironically due to her laziness, she's perhaps the least bossy.
  • Fat Idiot: Doesn't come off as being very bright. But this is probably more due to laziness than a mental handicap. She managed to get Jackie out of a well by blowing to another well, causing the water in Jackie's well to carry him out of it.
  • Finger Poke of Doom: She once does this to Hsi Wu out of spite.
  • Green and Mean: A not-so-jolly green giant who has an appetite that only Snorlax and Yoshi can match.
  • Kaiju: She's a giant monster who's even bigger than her siblings (who are already much taller than humans), and her domain happens to be Japan.
  • Knight of Cerebus: When Po Kong actually is walking the Earth, things get very serious because of her size and appetite. This also applies to Tohru when her chi takes complete hold of him.
  • Mighty Glacier: Due to her massive size she is slow.
  • Nonhumans Lack Attributes: She wears nothing, as there seems to be nothing intimate to expose.
  • No-Sell: Completely shrugs off the Dragon Talisman, looking more annoyed than anything.
  • Starter Villain: Both times the Chan Clan have to banish the Demon Sorcerers, Po Kong is the first one to go, mainly because she's not as threatening as her siblings despite her massive physique.
  • To Serve Man: She has a taste for humans.
  • Villainous Glutton: Her only care or concern is food.
  • What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: She has no special abilities beyond being very big, and she serves as a Starter Villain of sorts as a result.

    Tchang Zu 
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I shall prove that lightning can indeed strike twice!

Voiced by: Frank Welker note 

The Thunder Demon. Pre-series, he was defeated and banished to the Netherworld by actor Cao Guojiu, a fact Uncle states in the episode where he is released.


  • All Part of the Show: When he decides to make the Chinese Theatre his new palace, Tchang Zu tries to scare off the crowds with a lightning show. Since this is Hollywood, the crowd cheers instead. Shendu has to explain to Tchang Zu that they think he's "entertainment". This move is also used by Jade to convince the local security guards to put up a perimeter around the theater, much to the chagrin of the Leonardo DiCaprio expy who is doing a footprint ceremony there.
  • Bare Your Midriff: A rare male example. Tchang Zu's armor has a gap between the main chestplate and his loin guard that exposes his torso.
  • Bling of War: Downplayed. His armor looks cool, but it's not overly decorated.
  • Characterization Marches On: He's early on portrayed as one of the most vocal demons in hamminess and showing contempt toward Shendu, but following the episode featuring him, he's reduced as the voiceless background demon.
  • Electric Torture: He inflicts this on Shendu's spirit. Twice on-screen.
  • Evil Is Hammy: One of the most vocal demons when he's released in L.A., and one of the most flowery in how he speaks.
  • Evil Sounds Deep and Raspy: His voice is both deep and raspy.
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: Tchang Zu is the only demon (at least the ones who come into contact with technology) to show no awareness of how the world has progressed without him, thinking his palace is still around when it's been replaced with a parking garage.
  • Large Ham: In the episode where Tchang Zu literally takes center stage (it's in Hollywood and he finds himself at Grauman's Chinese Theater), he speaks with a boom and provides a few sentences that actually turn him into a stage show for the Enforcers, who "help" him play this trope for all it's worth (they're eating popcorn while he's talking in the theater).
    Finn: Guy's a regular Olivier.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Pun aside, Tchang Zu has the power, resistance and speed to be one of the most formidable demons faced. It takes the effort of the entire J-Team, including Viper, El Toro and Paco, to banish him a second time in the Demon World Duology.
  • Psycho Electro: He's quite aggressive and ready to throw around lightning bolts.
  • Reptiles Are Abhorrent: He has sort of a reptilian appearance in his demonic biology.
  • Shock and Awe: He throws around lightning bolts.
  • They Call Me Mister Tibbs: He insists that Shendu call him "master" rather than "brother".
  • The Voiceless: After And He Does His Own Stunts, he stops speaking entirely.
  • Tin Tyrant: The only one of the Demon Sorcerers who wears armor (and a good deal of it) with a blue/yellow scheme to represent lightning.
  • Waxing Lyrical: When he arrives with the Dark Hand to the spot where his palace used to be, we get this exchange:
    Tchang Zu: My palace! These humans have paved my paradise and constructed a...
    Ratso: Uh, parking lot?
    • Later, at the Chinese Theater:
    Tchang Zu: I will scorch this city to the ground while the sound of thunder RESONATES!
    After seeing Chan: Youuu! I shall prove that lightning can indeed strike twice!

    Tso Lan 
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Voiced by: Glenn Shadix

The Moon Demon. Pre-series, he was defeated and banished to the Netherworld by Immortal Woman He Xiangu.


  • Animal Motifs: He's designed after an insectoid alien.
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: He dresses like an East Asian nobleman and he has the classy sophistication to match.
  • Badass Long Robe: Tso Lan wears a red/black/purple Chinese sorcerer's/nobleman's/emperor's robe, and he has the ability to control gravity, making him very powerful and one of the more dangerous villains in JCA.
  • Bond Villain Stupidity: He has two examples of this trope in Shanghai Moon.
    • When he has Jackie and Jade at his mercy in the space station, he makes no haste in finishing them off, allowing them to launch a torpedo at him (though this immediately works against Jackie and Jade when it forces him out of the station and gives him a clear path to the Moon, which he takes right away, prompting an Oh, Crap! from Jade).
    • Later, he overpowers Jackie just as the Moon is nearly covered by his magic. At the same time, Uncle is chanting the banishing spell, but it won't work due to the symbol of He Xiangu (the lotus pod) being inside Jackie's spacesuit. Tso Lan says out loud that Jackie has to remove his helmet, prompting Jackie to get the pod out by unplugging his air hose for a moment.
  • Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are: "Hiding only delays the inevitable."
  • Creepy Long Fingers: Which end in sharp claws, and he tries to slash Jackie and Jade with them on the space station.
  • Creepy Monotone: He rarely changes his sinister tone.
  • Dark Is Evil: One of the darkest-looking enemies in Jackie Chan Adventures (his magic also has a black color in space), and not someone Chan or Jade were looking forward to meeting in Shanghai Moon.
  • Dispense with the Pleasantries: Almost quotes Darth Vader directly when Shendu welcomes him, getting right to his goal of taking control over the Moon and its gravity.
  • Dystopia Justifies the Means: His Evil Plan is to remove the Moon from Earth's orbit. He knows the sort of damage it would do to the Earth, and states only after it he'd find the planet to his liking.
  • Evil Old Folks: Considers himself this at one point, and depending on Alternative Joke Interpretation he might be the oldest of the siblings.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Though his voice isn't as deep as Dai Gui's or Tchang Zu's, he sounds more smooth and sophisticated.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Almost infallibly composed and dignified, yet as cold as the outer space.
  • Final Boss: Along with Shendu, Bai Tza and Dai Gui during the finale of the Demon Portal Arc.
  • Gravity Is Purple: He manifests his gravity powers by firing purple beams.
  • Gravity Master: He can manipulate gravity and levitate objects, or disrupt the Moon's orbit around Earth.
  • Knight of Cerebus: He is very rarely a source of any humor, and in all other situations is treated extremely seriously with his gravity magic and his plan to use the Moon to alter the Earth's landscape in the episode where he takes center stage. Out of all the villains in the entire show that appear in more than one episode, Tso Lan gets the least amount of jokes about him, bordering on no jokes.
  • Kung-Fu Wizard: He attempts to kick Jackie when the latter's grown 20 feet tall and attempting to wrestle Shendu.
  • Mind over Matter: As part of his gravity powers.
  • Monstrous Humanoid: Quite fittingly for a "Moon Demon", Tso Lan looks like a space alien; he has a freakish mouth, four arms, and pale blue skin.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: He has four arms. While struggling with El Toro, he uses his extra arms to steal the Rooster Talisman from the luchador.
  • Overly Long Tongue: It's always hanging out of what passes for his mouth. And it moves when he speaks instead of his mouth. Those empowered by his demon chi get this trait as well.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: He's perhaps the biggest example among his brethren and one of the biggest on the program. His Gravity Master element seems the most cosmic (i.e., interplanetary), and his manipulation of the Moon would probably cause a worse Apocalypse How than all of the other Sorcerers' plans combined.
  • Power Floats: He usually levitates.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Parts of his robes are purple, his gravity beams are purple in the Netherworld and on Earth, and he has a good deal of sorcerous power to him.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: His robes, which mix with Purple Is the New Black.
  • Squishy Wizard: His gravity magic is one of the most powerful techniques seen in the series, but when it comes to physical fights Tso Lan doesn't fares very good.
  • Suddenly SHOUTING!: A bit downplayed in that instead of shouting, he merely raises his Creepy Monotone when he starts getting tired of Jackie.
    Tso Lan: You dare interrupt me in my [raises the tone] moment of triumph?!
  • Tall, Dark, and Snarky: He's tall, has long dark hair, and can be sarcastic in a dignified manner.
    Xiao Fung: Surely there must be a civil way to resolve this.
    Tso Lan: Like what? Alphabetical order?
  • The Stoic: He seems more calm and reserved when compared to the other demons.
  • Wicked Cultured: We don't know if he has any of the classical hobbies associated with this trope, but he is the most refined of the Demon Sorcerers.
  • Would Hit a Girl: He magically blasts his sister Po Kong when they race for Shendu's portal.
    Tso Lan: Age before beauty!
  • Your Size May Vary: In his main episode, he's usually only about 10 feet tall, but in one scene he's over three times the size of Jackie.

    Xiao Fung 
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Ahh, the sweet scent of freedom!

Voiced by: Glenn Shadix, later Corey Burton note 

The Wind Demon. Pre-series, he was defeated and banished to the Netherworld by Zhongli Quan.


  • Affably Evil: He's more well-spoken, relaxed and reasonable than his siblings, even getting along well with Finn and Ratso. He is one of the two most affable multi-episode villains, with Tarakudo being the other.
  • Blow You Away: He can blow hurricane-level winds from his mouth.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Seeing a pattern?
  • Gladiator Games: He seems to like these, as shown in Demon World (Part 2), where he's having El Toro fight someone in front of his throne.
  • Monster Modesty: He wears a loincloth.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: He decides to free Shendu-possessed Valmont from solitary confinement because he doesn't want to be stuck with the duty of freeing their remaining siblings.
  • The Stoic: Much like Tso Lan he is one of the calmer and more reserved of the demons.
  • Stone Wall: When he's blowing at full steam, it's nigh impossible to get near him, even with the Rabbit Talisman.
  • Super Breath: He manifests his wind powers as powerful blowing. He can also blow for quite a long, if not indefinite, time. It's strong enough to even make the Rabbit Talisman useless.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: He disguises himself as a human prisoner so that he could locate the Shendu-possessed Valmont's jail cell.

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