- "My revenge will be like a poison river of molten iron that drips and burns like iron that has been melted and now drips... and burns."
One of the former guards of Chorh-Gom prison, who lost his job after it was shut down after Tai Lung's defeat, which caused him to lose his house, his family, two goat friends, and a pair of slippers. Po met him during the Dragon Warrior Day celebration, and attempted to get his life back on track by getting him a job, a place to stay, and by teaching him kung-fu in order to quell his rage. Unfortunately, once he learned Po's true identity, he attempted to kill him only to be defeated and ends up with his horn broken off. Ironically, his actions caused Chorh-Gom to be reopened... with himself as its first new inmate.
- Blatant Lies: Claims he was on the front lines of the rhinos facing down Tai Lung, when... he was actually standing way in the back.
- Breaking Speech: Gives one to Po when he gets the advantage in their fight, telling him that his heart is his real weakness. Po points out that at least he has a heart.
- Combat Pragmatist: He knows that one-on-one in a straight fight, members of the Jade Palace could probably defeat him, so he crafts numerous fake horns that function as various weapons and often teams up with other villains to give himself an advantage.Po: Do you really want to say you only beat me 'cause I'm hurt and exhausted?Hundun: I'm good with that.
- Department of Redundancy Department: A lot of his metaphors involve repeating the same words in vaguely different order.
- Dumb Muscle: Subverted. He's actually surprisingly competent and intelligent; his strange way of speaking just makes him seem dumb.
- Evil Plan: Motivated by revenge on the Dragon Warrior for his lost job.
- Genius Bruiser: He's actually surprisingly intelligent, homemaking a number of fake horns containing various weapons and picking his spot for when he could take revenge most effectively.
- Ignored Epiphany: Po helps him and bends over backward to help him get his life back on track, but he throws it back in his face at every turn.
- It's All About Me: He doesn't care about the damage Tai Lung would have done to the Valley of Peace, only that Po defeating him caused Hundun to lose his job.
- Lightning Bruiser: After Po trains him. Unfortunately, Po is a stronger one.
- Meaningful Name/Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Named for the Chinese god of chaos. Downplayed in that, while a credible threat after Po has trained him in kung fu, he is still pathetic and certainly not an embodiment of chaos or evil. However, in his return, he's far more competent and a legitimate threat.
- Metaphorgotten: Many of the comparisons he uses end up going into idiotically redundant territory.
- Purple Prose: Even discounting his throwing in redundant words, his speech is often flowery, complicated and needlessly poetic. Or as Po puts it:Po: "... you talk pretty."
- Rage Against the Mentor: After finding out Po is the Dragon Warrior.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: In "Rhino's Revenge", when Hundun is blaming the Dragon Warrior for his bad luck:Hundun: Your real weakness, Po is not the kick, it's your heart. It's as big and sappy as an old sappy plum tree filed with plum sap.
Po: At least I have a heart. But all I've done is been kind! And all you've done is blame me for your rotten life! And guess what?! I love plum sap! How 'bout that?!
- After Po defeats Hundun, he tells him "You know what your weakness is, Hundun? You stink at friendship."
- Rhino Rampage: A former rhino guard from Chorh-Gom who's gone on to be a full-time villain.
- Shaped Like Itself: His metaphors for how bad his life has gotten tend to enter this territory.
- Swiss Army Appendage: Turns his severed horn into this by creating a large number of fake horns with various weapons hidden in them.
- Ungrateful Bastard: Po takes more time than he has to help Hundun pull his life back out of the dumps, but then what does he do once he realizes that Po is the guy who stopped Tai Lung from razing the entire valley? He takes Mr. Ping hostage to goad Po into fighting him, exploits the weaknesses of the Furious Five when Po brought them up as small talk, and then tries to kill the panda with his own bare hands.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Subverted. After Po takes sympathy on him and decides to help him get back on his feet, he realizes that Hundun isn't really pitiful; he's just pathetic and a selfish jerk.
- "This is going to sting a little bit just kidding. It burns like fire!"
A former healer who was banished after discovering hypnotic elixir and attempting to take over the Valley of Peace with it after she accidentally injected herself with it.
- A Dog Named "Dog": In this case, a scorpion named Scorpion.
- All There in the Manual: Her real name, Qiong Qi, is listed only in this gallery of concept art.
- Ax-Crazy: Self-induced no less.
- Beware My Stinger Tail: She is a scorpion, and one with a strong knowledge of toxins.
- Body Horror: The scene showing her transformation into her present form is rather... unsettling in this regard.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Her main tactic is injecting others with hypnotic elixir and turning them on one another. Ironically, her Start of Darkness was injecting herself with it.
- Collector of the Strange: She collects the skulls of anyone who trespasses into her valley.
- FaceHeel Turn: Scorpion was once a celebrated healer who helped the citizens of the valley until she injected herself with a hypnotic elixir, turning her evil.
- Faux Affably Evil: She seems quite polite and well mannered... and is a psychopathic murderer who collects the skulls of her victims.
- For the Evulz: Admits she does things in a more sadistic manner solely for her own entertainment.
- Master Poisoner: Scorpion was once the Valley of Peace's best healer, skilled with the expertise of using medical herbs and experimental flowers that grew in the Valley's rich soil as cures for various sicknesses, such as the use of sun orchards as the cure for river-fever. One day, she stumbled upon a hypnosis potion and injected herself with it, poisoning her body and mind. She uses her expertise with herbs to become the mistress of poisons and mind control drugs.
- Scary Scorpions: Averted at first, having once been a kind healer, but after she injected herself with her own venom, she has become a terrifying and sadistic individual.
- Soft-Spoken Sadist: Is quite polite in speech normally, but outright says she could just poison people to kill them and prefers more sadistic methods solely for her own entertainment.
- Starter Villain: The main antagonist of the first episode.
- Villain Over for Dinner: She's revealed to be dating Po's dad and makes her appearance before the two right in Mr. Ping's kitchen.
- "Looks like we're gonna do this the hard way!"
Fung is the leader of a group of Crocodile Bandits. He most often relies on weapons to fight his opponents, but has been show to know some Kung Fu techniques, mostly in cases of defense. Fung appears regularly, sometimes leading his bandits, and other times serving as a lackey to another villainnote .
- Affably Evil: He may be a bandit leader, but he acts like a snarky, rebellious twenty-something with a California valley accent, and he even teams up with Po on occasions.
- Ambiguously Gay: For the same reason as Gah-ri in "The Break Up", but without most of Gah-ri's gay stereotypes.
- An Axe to Grind: He sometimes has one or two with him when pulling heists, though he's fine with relying on whatever weapon he can get his hands on next.
- Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: Inverted. He's not just a bandit, he's also a son, a friend, owner of an herb garden... and amateur arsonist.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: He actually is a fairly competent warrior in his own right.
- Catchphrase: See the quote above. He's also prone to "Daaaarn it!" when things don't go his way.
- Cloud Cuckoolander: He's certainly out there at times.
- The Dragon: Sometimes, he serves as Tong Fo's #1 lapdog.
- HeelFace Turn: Fung decides he's not an effective bandit and decides to serve his time in prison and not be a bandit after the events "Po The Croc", whether or not this sticks has yet to be seen.
- Even Evil Has Standards: He's occasionally gives up when he realizes someone's going to get seriously injured or killed through his direct/indirect doing, such when Jong Sung Jai Kai Chow was going to execute Po for his (unsuspecting) role in helping Fung kidnap his son.
- Friendly Enemy: He and Po bond surprisingly often, and it's gotten to the point where rounding up his gang has become oddly casual. It helps that Fung is one of the least malevolent villains on the show - he's even one of the few on a first name basis with the panda.
- I Am Not Weasel: He is playfully referred to by Po as a "moron alligator" in the episode, "Good Croc, Bad Croc", which causes Fung to sternly tell him that he's a crocodile, and even points out that his snout is "totally different" from a gator's.
- Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: Po once defeated them using only his pinkies showing how non-existent their threat level is and the only reason they're bandits is because Fung's only other option is working for his verbally abusive father while the other crocs aren't really good at anything. When Po identifies the inmates of Chorh-Gom Prison and the great acts of villainy they performed, his description of Fung and Gah-ri is "Two guys who try really hard".
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Went back to save Po, even after using him to kidnap someone's son in order to hold him for ransom.
- Laughably Evil: He tries alot, but he's not able to do much outside of petty theft.
- Like Is, Like, a Comma: Tends to speak like this a lot.
- Nice Hat: He wears a traditional Chinese helmet with a spike on it. It seems to be a Running Gag for it to get knocked off at least once every time he shows up.
- My God, What Have I Done?: Has this revelation in Po the Croc.
- Overshadowed by Awesome: He's not a bad fighter as he's skilled in both armed and unarmed combat. He's just not on the par of the various Masters in the series.
- Recurring Character: One of the more reoccurring antagonists. If he's not with his gang, he's often with Gah-ri at his side.
- Surrounded by Idiots: He sometimes feels embarrassed by the incompetency of his lackeys.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Fung used to work for his father, in an effort to please him by helping him make terracotta warriors. However, he kept messing up and once glued one to his father's face by accident. Fung would later leave and take up thievery as a living.
A member of Fung's bandit gang, who would like to remind you that it's "Gah-ri", not "Gary."
- Ascended Extra: He gets a big part of the spotlight in "The Breakup".
- Ambiguously Gay: He fits some of the stereotypes, including his love of fabrics, interior design and romance novels. But the Homoerotic Subtext comes out strongest in the episode "The Break Up", where Fung and Gah-ri...yeah.
- Bring My Brown Pants: After being intimidated by Tigress.
- The Dragon: As much as he annoys Fung, he's usually the main croc to stay at his side when an episode has multiple villains working together.
- Good Cop/Bad Cop: Tried to play this role, only to end up disappointed when Fung told him Tigress was already wise to the idea.
- Harmless Villain: He only fights when he has to and even then he's not very good at it. When he briefly obtained the overpowered Clap of Stillness ability from Master Yao in "Apocalypse Yao", he uses it to briefly freeze Fung and leave without even trying to fight Po.
- Insufferable Genius: Constantly irritates Fung by correcting his errors.
- It Is Pronounced "Tro-PAY": A Running Gag on how his name is pronounced.
- Laughably Evil: Even more than his boss.
- Nice Guy: Turns out to be this while working at Ping's noodle restaurant.
- Punny Name: His name is possibly a pun on gharial, a relative of the crocodile; he may in fact be one, as he has the narrower snout.
Fung's formerly little cousin who grew into a titanic powerhouse far more dangerous than any of the other crocodile bandits. Huge, resistant to all blows and really, really strong, Li-Dong is consistently a powerful threat to the Jade Palace.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Has a gigantic battle with Mantis after drinking Gong Tao potion.
- Diminishing Villain Threat: Seems to have been introduced to avert this - the episode he debuts in has the Crocodile Bandits totally hit rock bottom in terms of threat level, only for him to show up and make more of a threat than they ever were before.
- Dragon Ascendant: Though he always initially appears as a thug in the employ of someone else, he invariably ends up becoming the main threat of the episode in some way or another.
- Dumb Muscle: Generally seems this way, but is actually smarter than he appears. He may not be as intelligent as Fung is, but he's a great deal more competent - especially when it comes to being a criminal.
- Evil Is Bigger: Absolutely humongous. He makes Po seem short.
- Eviler Than Thou: To Fung, though despite this he's perfectly willing to let his cousin call the shots most of the time.
- Simpleton Voice: Though don't let it fool you - he's smarter than he sounds.
- Unskilled, but Strong: He's such a threat physically that he barely needs to do anything but tank hits and swipe at his opponents to win - he can pull off some fancy moves, but usually he just overpowers everything through sheer force.
- Would Hurt a Child: Upon losing his opportunity to ransom a kidnapped child, he attempts to throw the kid off of a cliff in sheer spite before Tigress manages to stop him.
- "You think I don't know nobody likes me? You saw them pretend to, but... it's just because I'm a princess."
The daughter of the emperor, who was sent on a mission of peace to the kingdom of Qidan. Though she proved to be an insufferable brat at first, Po eventually got through to her and the two became friends. Eventually, it was revealed that she was to be offered to the Qi Dan as a servant to the Qidan's king, Temutai, in exchange for peace, but Po challenged him and successfully earned Mei Li's freedom.
- Bratty Half-Pint: Throughout her introduction episode, until Po helps her turn around.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: Starts off as a Royal Brat who is mean to everyone, but warms up to Po later on and becomes nicer.
- Messy Pig: Averted. She makes sure to keep her crown clean and generally acts lady-like and refined... aside from being a total brat, that is.
- Lonely Rich Kid: Stated to be the reason why she's such a brat at first.
- Macguffin Girl: She is to be offered as a servant to Temutai.
- Off with His Head!: One of her many threats before her turn around, though, much like a certain queen, she never actually puts it into action."I'll have you beheaded! I'll have you all beheaded! I'll make you behead yourselves!"
- Riches to Rags: Narrowly averted, but her fate would have been this, and worse still, if she had become Temutai's slave.
- Spoiled Brat: Just as with previous tropes, temporary.
- Tiny Tyrannical Girl: She may be the size of Po's head, but she is a real piece of work...
- "TEMUTAAAAAAAI! Warrior king of the Qidan!"
Kevin Michael Richardson
The king of the Qidan Clan, a group of warrior water buffalo, whose people once waged war with Mei Li's kingdom, until an agreement was made to bring peace. Said agreement was that the emperor must turn over a princess to be his royal servant, in exchange for the Qidan not attacking. Mei Li was set to become his new servant, until Po defeated him in battle, earning her freedom.
Temutai appears regularly, usually as antagonist. One time he came to the Valley of Peace as part of a peace celebration, where he's amiable with Po and the others (though, with some hiccups along the way).
- Affably Evil: One of his guards hit Po while he was talking. Temutai told him that he should've let Po finish, but appreciates the guard's enthusiasm. When his army is about to fight Po and Shifu, Ping tells them kung fu fights are not allowed in his restaurant. They walk outside before fighting for real.
- Arch-Enemy: Seems to be becoming this for Po.
- Big Bad: Sort of. He's the most recurring villain in the show.
- The Brute: Despite rumors about his various kung-fu techniques that could allow him to "tear people in half without touching them", Temutai simply attacks with crushing blows and holds like a wrestler. A wrestler with massive, razor-sharp horns.
- The Dreaded: Has such a reputation that even Tigress and Mantis are wary of him. Po, however, initially thinks that his supposed kung-fu technique of being able to tear someone in half without touching them would be cool... to watch.
- Go-Karting with Bowser: In "The Kung Fu Kid", Temutai is invited to the Peace Jubilee. While there are hostilities and fights, he and Po do gush together about their liking of the olive branch crowns, he has a nice time at the evening feast alongside everyone (except Po), and ultimately things end well overall.
- Large and in Charge: He's easily twice the size of his guards.
- Large Ham / No Indoor Voice: Most of his lines are shouted at full volume.
- Lighter and Softer: His appearances after the initial one, in which he was going to enslave and eventually work the little princess Mei Li to death, have consisted of humor, slapstick, a few Pet the Dog moments, and showing he is Not So Different from Po.
- A Load of Bull: He is the ruler of a warrior clan of water buffalo.
- Not So Different: From Po. Temutai's evil aside, he and Po have very similar personalities and interests. He also has difficulty getting up all the steps to the Jade Palace, and joins Po in gushing over the olive branch crowns they both wear for the peace ceremony, even wearing it at the same jaunty angle. He also apologizes just as abashedly when their fight almost ruins the Peace Festival.
- Papa Wolf: He is protective of his sons, Chulun and Bataar, which is shown in "Mouth Off" when he threatened war unless an apology was given to them.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: A bit of Fridge Brilliance in that he's a Bull Seeing Red.
- Suddenly SHOUTING!: He has a habit of yelling the last word of his SENTENCES!
- Surprisingly Realistic Outcome: His first appearance brings up that his absolutely massive frame means that traditional martial arts are pretty useless against him. Technique can only compensate for so much, which is why fighting sports have weight-class. Po defeats him by yanking on his ears, which have no muscles for protection, to cause him to crash into things. Most of his defeats involve either the use of supernatural elements that massively increase the user's power, or things like paralytic gas. He's never been defeated by anything other that the most pragmatic of techniques.
- Ungrateful Bastard: Subverted. He's the only villain to thank Po for saving them from General Tsin in The Most Dangerous Po.
- Worf Had the Flu: Temutai attempts to justify his first loss to Po by claiming he had a head cold. He bungles his Bluff roll.
Kevin Michael Richardson
Temutai's nephew, who he brought to the Peace Ceremony in order to participate in the children's kung-fu matches. He ended up losing to Peng. Has a sister, who is apparently much better at kung fu than he is.
- Badass Mustache: Averted. He's just an unskilled brute.
- Dirty Coward: Runs away instead of helping his uncle in his fight with Peng.
- Generation Xerox: Shares a voice actor with his uncle, and is as bright (read, not at all).
- Improbable Age: Just look at him. Not only is Jing Mei the size of a small car, he's already sprouted facial hair.
- "Well, I have news for you! Kung Fu is outdated and useless! With machinery comes power!"
A warthog who studied kung-fu under Master Oogway alongside Shifu. Unlike Shifu, Taotie was a poor student; no matter how hard he trained, he couldn't keep up with Shifu. Together, the two of them created the Jade Palace's training hall. However, Taotie was still unable to improve his kung-fu, so he turned to machines to make up for his weaknesses, only for him to be cast out after unveiling his invention after they told him it sullied the purity of king-fu. Years later, he would manipulate Po, who had accidentally wrecked the training room, into helping him sneak into the Jade Palace so he could create a new machine and take his revenge.
Taotie appears regularly, usually attempting to gain vengeance on Shifu and assert the dominance of machines over kung-fu.
- Always Someone Better: Part of his motivation; Shifu, in this case.
- Beware the Silly Ones: He's pretty Laughably Evil, but he's still managed to be a serious threat due to his intelligence.
- Brains Evil, Brawn Good: The way his resentment towards kung-fu can look from the outside. However, Taotie is usually defeated by beating out-smarted and most of his machines rely on augmenting brute force anyway.
- Evil Former Friend: He and Shifu were pretty close before Taotie was kicked out.
- Evil Laugh: Usually following talking about his Evil Plan
- Evil Plan: Demonstrating the superiority of machines over kung fun.
- Fat Bastard: He is a villainous chunky warthog.
- Gadgeteer Genius: He's a very giftedly intgelligent warthog who has built alot of marvelous machines and even built the incredible training ground at the Jade Palace.
- Humongous Mecha: Created one during his backstory to make up for his lack of proficiency in kung-fu. Oogway and Shifu weren't all that thrilled about it. He manipulates Po into letting him turn the Training Hall into a new one.
- Inferiority Superiority Complex: Big time. It's implied his determination for trying to one-up kung fu masters through his machines stems from his failures of becoming good at kung fu. On a more dramtic note, it's implied this is why he would be kicked out of the Jade Palace (see Fridge Brilliance for more details)
- Insufferable Genius: Proud of his smarts.
- Mad Scientist: Definitely, considering the evil laughs and hamming it up.
- Manipulative Bastard: Each time he's appeared, he's done some pretty successful manipulating.
- Meaningful Name: Named after the Chinese god of gluttony.
- Misplaced Wildlife: He's a warthog in China.
- The Nicknamer: Rather hilariously so in "Fluttering Finger Mindslip."
- Papa Wolf: While he usually has trouble connecting with his son, he does care for him. At the end of the episode "Youth in Re-Volt," after Bian Zao realizes Tong Fo was using him, he turns his back in him. When they're all in prison and Tong Fo goes to confront Bian Zao, Taotie steps in front and threatens him that of he touch one hair on his son's head, he's gonna devote the rest of his life to making him regret it. Tong Fo wisely backs off.
- Rival Turned Evil: A friendly rival turned into a bitter one, with the rivalry becoming one of martial arts vs machinery.
- Simple Staff: Carries around a shinai that actually has a bunch of blades hidden in it. They also serve as propellers for a handy escape.
- Weak, but Skilled: Sees himself as this as he tries to make up for his lack of kung fu strength with his skill in machinery, but it appears he was not that skilled either in it.
Taotie's apathetic, slacker son, who effectively serves as his henchman. He doesn't seem to care much for his dad's work, despite Taotie saying he's "learning the family business." Bian Zao appears regularly with his father.
- The Bad Guy Wins: At the end of "Apocalypse Yao", all but one of Master Yao's secrets are recovered, except for the lightning power, which becomes Bian Zao's new superpower in "Youth in Re-Volt".
- Catchphrase: "Lame".
- Deadpan Snarker: Always snarking at his dad and calling most of his plans "lame".
- Emo Teen: He has shades of this, though he's really more just bored and apathetic.
- FaceHeel Turn: He went from an indifferent teen to bonding with Po to stealing Master Yao's mystical kung fu secrets, keeping one for himself (the Jin Tian's Tempest, an ability to shoot lightning out of one's fingers) to using said secret to affiliate with Tong Fo and terrorize the Valley of Peace. He finally agrees to bond with his dad over trying to destroy Po.
- Follow in My Footsteps: Taotie says he's learning the family business. Bian Zao doesn't seem too thrilled about it.
- Misplaced Wildlife: He's a warthog in China.
- The Slacker: Taotie points out that he does not do much beyond what's he told. It does fit his apathetic nature.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Part of the reason he's always griping about things being "lame" is to cover his disappointment that his father is all consumed by revenge on the Jade Palace, and won't actually spend any quality time with him.
Jong is a takin who rules over a land that does not abide trespassers. Fung tricked Po into helping him kidnap his son for ransom, and in response, Jong had Po arrested. Even when Fung returned his son and confessed, Jong was still going to hold them captive for their crime.
- Affably Evil: He allows Po to choose his method of torture in "Good Croc, Bad Croc", and in "Hall of Lame", he is surprised that Po is eager to meet him given their past, and when Po is in the cage, he makes a generous offer to exchange the life of Han Jr.'s father for the dagger in the doll:Jong: I'll tell you what, my friend, I'm in a generous mood, you give me the doll, I'll let the old man go.
Han Jr.: Do it, Po.
Po: No offense, kid, but I know this guy, not the best reputation when it comes to keeping promises.
Jong: You have no choice, unless you want me to drop the cage, and what's in it, off the cliff.
Po: No! Here, take it.
** After Po agrees to give Jong the dagger:Po: A deal's a deal. Now, set the kid's dad free and take the trophy... uh, weapon and go on your way.
Jong: You're a man of your word, my friend... What's that like? Drop the cage!
- Cool and Unusual Punishment: Anyone caught trespassing on his land will have their heads boiled with cabbage and their ear lobes stretched around their heads. He chooses to employ more traditional methods on Po, however.
- Karma Houdini Warranty: In his first appearance, he gets away unscathed with trying to have Po killed. However, by his second appearance in "Hall of Lame", he's finally beaten up by Po for his crimes.
- The Mafia: His mode of dress, his Verbal Tic (and overall mode of speech), and his Cool and Unusual Punishment all suggest an ancient Chinese version of this. Possibly an attempt to reference the Tongs and Triads.
Mantis's ex-fiance, who only took him back after he (falsely) claimed to be the Dragon Warrior. They were set to be married (again), when Mantis admitted the truth, and realized that Hao didn't deserve him.
- Gold Digger: Only wanted to get back together with Mantis in order to enjoy the prestige of being the Dragon Warrior's wife.
- Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: Has a bust-line, long eyelashes, eye shadow, and lipstick.
Hao's ex-boyfriend, who she dumped two hours before getting back together with Mantis. Dosu attempted to fight Mantis and get her back, only for Hao to continue to show disinterest in him.
- Did Not Get the Girl: Despite his attempts to win Hao back.
- Law of Chromatic Superiority: Averted, he's no better than Mantis and ends up no better off.
- Palette Swap: Other than being red-orange and different colored markings (and lack of one one on his abdomen), he looks just like Mantis.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Like Mantis, he is far stronger than his size would lead one to believe.
- Sidekick: Has one named Sai So, who provides whistling accompanyment for Dosu's entrances.
- "What a beautiful day... to be destroying the valley of peace!"
A loris incarcerated in Chorh-Gom Prison, who once attempted to destroy the Valley of Peace with the devastating Sacred War Hammer of Lei Lang, but switched it with a fake before being captured. In order to learn the location of the real hammer, Po went into the prison disguised as a criminal, only for Tong Fo use him to help him escape. Tong Fo was eventually stopped and recaptured.
- Bare-Fisted Monk: Played with. While technically almost everybody counts given that it is a series about kung fu, Tong Fo's long time quest for the Sacred War Hammer implies he would not be much of a threat without it, making him an inversion. However, this gets completely subverted whenever it is time for him to fight unarmed: he is still so good at kung fu without weapons that not even Shifu can defeat him without help.
- Big Eyes, Little Eyes: The "small with large eyes" variation, though they do more to make him look more unsettling than cute.
- The Dreaded: Shifu was wary of what could Tong Fo achieve with the War Hammer, and later Shirong also gets intimidated by him.
- Drop the Hammer: His signature weapon.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: In "Mind Over Manners", it is shown that he deeply respected his grandfather, Tong Lo.
- Expecting Someone Taller: When meeting him for the first time, Po looked around as if expecting someone much larger before finally looking down and noticing him.
- For the Evulz: Tong Fo doesn't seem to have any real motivation for wanting to destroy the Valley of Peace. This does not make him any less creepy.
- Manipulative Bastard: Shown when he acted as a Poisonous Friend to Bian Zao in "Youth in Re-Volt."
- Mister Big: Just because he's small doesn't mean you should underestimate his evil potential.
- The Napoleon: He is a sinister, diabolical, criminal mastermind.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Jeff Bennett voices him with an inflection that reminds one of Christopher Walken.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Though small, he is skilled enough to overpower both Shifu and Shirong teaming up against him, a feat practically unmatched in the series.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Gee, the complete maniac bent on destroying the Valley of Peace has red eyes. What a surprise.
- Seldom-Seen Species: How many times have there been lorises in cartoons?
- The Sociopath: His mannerisms, his voice, his admitted fondness for manipulating others, and his general lack of empathy or concern for the damage the hammer would cause give him shades of this, though he's naturally a Lighter and Softer version of this trope.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: After stealing the Shift Stone Po was using to disguise himself.
- Weak, but Skilled: He's far from being the biggest or strongest villain in the series but he's got the moves to really keep Po on his toes in a fight.
An owl who was once the most powerful member of the previous Furious Five, who consisted of Shifu, Elephant, Rooster, Snow Leopard, and herself. As Fenghuang grew stronger, she fell to evil, and attempted to wrest control over the Jade Palace from Oogway. Oogway defeated her and attempted to imprison her in an owl-shaped cage, only for her to flee. Years later, she encountered Po and learned Oogway had passed and returned to gain her vengeance on Shifu. She attempted to turn Po to her side, only for him to trick her and seal her in the owl-shaped cage. She was later taken to Chorh-Gom prison which she escaped from multiple times. A chance encounter with Po led to her gaining complete control of time and subsequently being banished to oblivion for disrupting the time stream.
- Affably Evil: Not only does she banter playfully, act coquettish and genuinely offer to help train Po but she saves his life even before she knows who he is or how he can help her.
- Back from the Dead: The realm of oblivion must have worse security than Chorh-Gom because in a later episode Fenghuang un-died with no explanation whatsoever, though it could be the events of that episode occurred before this.
- Blow You Away: The Thundering Wind Hammer, performed by spinning around for spin before releasing a shockwave of presumably concentrated air. It's strong enough that when Po used it, he sent Temutai clear out of the Jade Palace and into a sizable hole in a nearby mountain.
- Deadpan Snarker: Established in her first line.Po "You must be Fenghuang"Fenghuang "Yes, and you must be 300 pounds."
- Cardboard Prison: Her dialogue during her intial appearance in "Stitch in Time" implies that she has escaped and been recaptured enough by the Furious Five for everyone to treat her sudden appearance as completely normal.
- Character Death: After a final duel with Po atop the Tree of Time, Fenghuang is found unworthy and falls to her doom.
- Evil Feels Good: Makes this claim to Po, and by her mannerisms, seems to fully embrace it.
- Evil Former Friend: Once part of the former Furious Five alongside Shifu.
- Fate Worse than Death: At the end of "A Stitch in Time," the Shuyong Tree, a sentient, mystical tree which has existed since before the beginning of time, banishes Fenghuang to the realm of oblivion, which exists outside of time, as punishment for abusing her time-manipulating powers, which she gained from the tree's seeds, and for attempting to steal one of the fruits of the tree, which would have given her mastery over time which she would then use to uncreate Shifu, Po, and the Furious Five.
- Feet-First Introduction: The first time Fenghuang appears in front of Po, the camera focuses on her foot as she lands in front of him followed by another close-up on her feet when she uses them to save Po's life when he accidentally fell off the mountain on their first meeting. It is somewhat subverted at the beginning of the episode, where Fenghuang is seen in a portrait, in a flashback sequence, and briefly flying in the sky before she lands in front of Po.
- Finishing Stomp: One of the new 5 Impossible Moves consist of Fenghuang slamming the ground with her feet and releasing a shockwave from the impact. She uses a more brutal variation against Shifu after slamming him into the ceiling and then stomping her feet into him in mid-fall all the way to the floor, amplifying the damage. The injuries that Shifu received from the attack caused him to die, forcing Po to travel back in time to save him.
- Foot Focus: The camera occasionally focuses on her feet for dramatic purposes. Somewhat justified, as owls use their talons to restrain their prey, one if Fenghuang's most used tactics in combat.
- Head Turned Backwards: Naturally, given she's an owl.
- Impending Doom P.O.V.: If Fenghuang starts flying and there is a close up on her feet, expect an imminent defeat on any opponent that is not Po, who is too heavy for Fenghuang to properly carry and injure.
- "Just Joking" Justification: In the episode "A Stitch in Time", she is frozen in place by the Shuyong Tree just before she could kill Po. Realizing too late that her declaration to become the master of all time has offended an actual god of time, Fenghuang attempts to pass off her horrendous crimes (and her selfish intentions for controlling time) as though it was all a simple, harmless joke. Predictably, this fails to mollify the Shuyong Tree, who condemns Fenghuang to oblivion.
- Knight of Cerebus: Her latest episode is probably the darkest of the series by quite a bit. First she murders Shifu, then takes control of time and casually erases the Furious Five from existence while taunting Po with the inevitability of his destruction. Ultimately she is sentenced to an eternity in oblivion for her trouble, the darkest fate for a non-supernatural antagonist thus far.
- Meaningful Name: Fenghuang is taken from the legendary bird of the same name, which was the Chinese incarnation of the phoenix.
- Razor Wings: She has blades on her wings that allow her to slice through rock.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Unlike the Furious Five, who are beaten in one attack, Shifu requires multiple attacks from Fenghuang to be defeated, as shown in their one-on-one fights. The last time Fenghuang used one on Shifu resulted in a Finishing Stomp that injured him so badly and would have resulted in his death had Po not changed the timeline.
- Playing with Fire: The Mongolian Fireball, performed through certain hand-motions that produce a fireball. It created an implosion (or at least when it contacts another Mongolian Fireball.)
- Secret Art: She's mastered all seven of the supposedly Impossible Moves.
- The Social Darwinist: She does have a might makes right style, believing as the strongest, she should rule.
- Verbal Tic: She tends to repeat words at the beginning of her sentences.
- With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: As the strongest member of the Furious Five of her generation, she became evil like her predecessors. Oogway anticipated this and made a cage just for her. She proved his suspicions right by giving him a good fight and escaping despite losing, becoming one of the most dangerous foes Po ever faced.
A monitor lizard and one of the xiaolin masters of the Sacred Onyx Council. He first appears to evaluate Shifu's qualifications as a master, and after Junjie manipulates Po, he removes Shifu and places Junjie in charge. Fortunately, he later arrived and overheard Junjie's machinations, and once the sinister fox was defeated, he re-installed Shifu as the master of the Jade Palace.
- Character Tic: Sticking his tongue out, as real life serpents are wont to do.
- Old Master: A bit younger than Shifu, but still kinda this.
- In the Back: A nonfatal version.
- Not So Above It All: After Junjie and his cohorts are defeated, tied up and ready to be shipped off to prison, Junjie tries to curry favor with Chao in response. Chao then solemnly kicks them all down the stairs of the Jade Palace.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Chao at first seems to be defying this trope when he removes Shifu as master, but after all is said and done, he admits he learned something from Po and sets things right again.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Averted.
One of the two xiaolin masters of the Sacred Onyx Council. He became resentful and jealous of Shifu after Oogway chose Shifu to be master of the Jade Palace instead of him. After arriving to evaluate Shifu's qualifications as Master, he manipulates Po into getting Shifu dishonored and removed from his position as master of the Jade Palace. Once in charge, he throws out Po and the Furious Five, putting his five leopard underlings in their position. However, Po became wise to his schemes, and eventually, he was defeated and thrown into Chorh-Gom prison with his five servants. His next appearance, presumably after escaping, shows him impersonating the ghost of Oogway in order to sow discord within the Jade Palace.
- Always Someone Better: Shifu. Yes, another one.
- Brainy Specs: Sports diminutive glasses on his nose.
- Cunning Like a Fox: Well, he is a fox, and quite cunning.
- Evil Counterpart: To Shifu, both as a kung-fu master and in design. Also, he's a fox, to Shifu's red panda - a species of animal sometimes referred to as a firefox.
- Evil Former Friend: Shifu really is racking these up, isn't he?
- Evil Laugh: Of the almost chronic sort. Which he interrupts once to praise the garlic chow mein.
- Fallen Hero: Was a master of kung fu under Oogway and one of Shifu's old friends, but has now become a power hungry Manipulative Bastard and one of Shifu and Po's worst enemies.
- Knight of Cerebus: Episodes where he's the antagonist have had a much darker tone and while not void of comical qualities, unlike most of the other recurring villains he isn't an Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain. He's very cunning and on par with Shifu when it comes to martial arts.
- Manipulative Bastard: Arranged Po's marriage so that his bride's brother will be freed.
- Mythology Gag: Junjie not only resembles an unused design for a fox civilian from Kung Fu Panda 2, he also appears similar to one of the early designs for Shifu, including a pair of spectacles that were included in said design.
- Right Behind Me: Rants about his plan and calls Chao a "doddering old fool"... only for him to show up right behind him.
- Smug Snake: A ruthless Slime Ball who revels in being The Chessmaster. Whenever his plans fall apart or he is faced with a warrior of higher power however, he simpers pathetically.
- Tyrant Takes the Helm: At least twice over managed to briefly take over the Jade Palace, and immediately fires or imprisons it's inhabitants.
- Villain Team-Up: With Hundun in Forsaken and Furious.
A quintet of five snow leopards that serve Junjie. After Junjie takes over as Master of the Jade Palace, they replace Tigress and the others as the new Furious Five. However, they are ultimately defeated by the originals when they come to save Po and Shifu, and are later incarcerated with him in Chorh-Gom prison.
- Ambiguous Gender: One of them is a girl, though it's not clear which since they are visually identical.
- Cats Are Mean: Evil, even.
- Creepy Twins: Five identical, almost always silent snow leopards who fight in perfect synchronization.
- The Dragon: To Junjie.
- Expy: Of the Wu Sisters, complete with Wind and Fire Wheels.
- Informed Attribute: They are supposedly trained in five different kung fu styles, but their fighting styles onscreen look pretty generic and just as identical as the leopards themselves.
- Samus Is a Girl: It's said that one of them is a girl, but this is impossible to tell from looking at them, as they share the same character design. However, judging for her higher-pitched grunts, the female leopard is apparently the one who fights Monkey, averting the Designated Girl Fight. This can vary depending on the dub.
- The Voiceless: Other than grunts during battle, only one or two have ever spoken.
A young snow leopard on a journey. After visiting the Valley of Peace during the Peace Jubilee, his kung-fu talents were discovered after he won a match against Temutai's nephew. He was immediately invited into the Jade Palace, quickly becoming popular and earning Po's jealousy. In an effort to drive him away, Po lied to Peng, only for him to become angry and attempt to defeat Temutai in order to prove himself. Po later revealed the truth and apologized, leading to Peng giving up and apologizing himself. In the end, he returned to his journey. He also reveals that he is the nephew of Tai Lung.
- The Ace: A natural to everyone's amazement.
- Badass Adorable: So very much...
- The Bus Came Back:
- In season 2, episode 8, to be exact. Only for him to leave for good at the end of the episode, thinking if he stays his inner darkness will take over and he'll become a second Tai Lung.
- He comes back in Season 3 and leaves yet again. But this time, he's a lot more comfortable with learning kung fu and is off to open kung fu clubs around China.
- Cats Are Mean: Zig-zagged. He's friendly and kind at first, goes absolutely nuts when he thinks he's been rejected, and then cycles back around when the truth comes out. He was furious when he found out Po killed his Uncle, then regretful when he found out Tai Lung was evil and Po had no choice. Then he got possessed by an evil amulet and nearly went Tai Lung on everyone, and then Po snapped him out of it, and then he decided he'd better leave for good.
- Continuity Snarl: So if Tai Lung was an orphaned Doorstop Baby how can he have a nephew?
- Technically, since Tai Lung is only established as being an orphan in the sense that he was abandoned, him having a nephew isn't strictly impossible because he could still have siblings who would provide him with one. Though this prompts the question of where they were all this time while their brother was becoming a power-hungry villain.
- Disproportionate Retribution: For all Peng's traits as The Ace and generally being a really pleasant kid, one of the characteristics that he does share with Tai Lung is a lack of restraint when angered. Case in point, when Po convinced that Shifu was unimpressed with his skills, Peng's best idea to get back in Shifu's good graces was to try to murder Temutai, who for once wasn't doing anything wrong or being villainous at all. There's also his reaction to finding out that Po was forced to kill his uncle; he comes at Po with no holds barred and ultimately knocks him off a cliff instead of making an effort to understand the whole situation, then sneaks into Po's bedroom to threaten him with a sword. Fortunately, this goes away some by the time he reappears in Season 3, having gone through enough Character Development to learn how to channel his aggression into something productive, but it's still there.
- Generation Xerox: Played with. Like Tai Lung, he appeared well adjusted, only to explode with anger when he found he was being rejected by the Jade Palace. However, once the truth came out, he did the exact opposite of his uncle and stood down. Only time will tell if Peng's destiny is to follow in his uncle's footsteps. He seems to think it's inevitable if he ever trains any further, and leaves the Jade Palace for good after his second visit.
- Ultimately averted as the episode Kung Fu Club has him embracing kung fu again and wanting to teach others while still maintaining a heroic attitude.
- Kid Hero
- Kung-Fu Kid: His first episode is even named this.
- Long-Lost Relative: To Tai Lung.
- Panthera Awesome: A snow leopard like his uncle.
- Super-Strong Child: Without a doubt. We see him send Po flying, and hard, when he kicks him (twice), and Temutai clearly and visibly has to struggle to hold back a much smaller Peng. In his second appearance, this is his reason for leaving the Jade Palace for good. When an amulet possessed him and fed his anger over Tai Lung being evil, only Po was strong enough to stop him. Peng is terrified if next time, Po isn't around to do that, and gives up Kung Fu forever.
A member of the "Ladies of the Shade", a dancing troupe of snow leopards which is in actuality a group of clever thieves. When their leader, Su, decides to trick Po into inviting them into the Jade Palace so that she can steal the Dragon Chalice, she chooses Song to worm her way into the Dragon Warrior's good graces to accomplish this task. However, things don't go quite as Su had planned... even though they do get away with the chalice, when Po goes to recover it Song ends up changing sides and helping him escape. After Su is captured and sent to prison, Song takes over the Ladies of the Shade and will be helping them all reform.
- Back-to-Back Badasses: Happens accidentally between her and Po during the Ladies' theft of the Dragon Chalice and again in the Ladies' village after she changes sides and helps Po escape.
- Becoming the Mask: The longer she's around Po and finds out what a friendly, cute, innocent fellow he is, the harder it becomes for Song to lie to and trick him.
- Expy: Like the rest of the ladies, her character model is based off of the Wu Sisters.
- Improbable Weapon User: A parasol.
An ancient demon resembling a dragon who wreaked havoc on all of China until he was defeated and trapped in the guise of a pig.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: Is the leader of the Demons, and the most powerful. The guy is so powerful that he almost beat Oogway at his prime, and is about the only villain in the series that can claim that.
- Big Bad: Of the one hour special 'Enter The Dragon'.
- Character Death: Is obliterated by Po firing a massive blast of his Hero's Chi directly down his throat.
- Dragons Are Demonic: He looks like your typical Chinese dragon, but is actually an ancient, demonic being who seeks to rule over China with his fellow demons, who look more like shadowy entities.
- The Dreaded: Po is about the only one who wasn't afraid of him, and that's only because of Po's Suicidal Overconfidence at the time. Even Shifu is afraid of him because Oogway at his prime was almost defeated by him.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Subverted. Ke-Pa has made great lengths to go to the Jade Palace, break the seal covering the entrance to the Underworld and free his demon army, calling them his brethren and even his family. However, when Po erased 2 demons right in front of Ke-Pa's eyes, Ke-Pa orders the rest of the demons to swarm him despite witnessing the risk it poses on losing them right in front of his eyes, which can be said his breakdown in the end, which is for sure because Po sealed his army back, was only because Po undid everything he did for 1000's of years in a matter of few minutes and that all his hard work was for nothing, especially considering he tried killing both Oogway and Po despite knowing they harbour the Hero's Chi, the only thing that can free them, which proves Ke-Pa's twisted sense of family.
- Faux Affably Evil: It only serves to make him more menacing.
- Greater-Scope Villain: The Jade Palace was built to cover the seal to the Underworld so Oogway can prevent Ke-Pa from releasing his demon army, to which many events in the franchise would be different as Oogway wouldn't have found an abandoned Shifu and training him, and Shifu wouldn't find an abandoned Tai lung and training him that lead to the latter's Start of Darkness, or even training Tigress which would lead to the founding of the Furious Five whose first battle made Po be in love of Kung Fu. All these have ties to the Jade Palace and it exists thanks to him.
- Hero Killer: There's very good reason that Shifu is so fearful of him. He manages to temporarily kill Po
- Knight of Cerebus: Manages to destroy the Jade Palace, burns half the village to the ground, and temporarily kills Po.
- Meaningful Name: Ke-Pa is Chinese for "terrifying". Which is befitting his status as The Dreaded.
- One-Winged Angel: When the peach tree dies, breaking his seal and setting him free as a gigantic Dragon.
- Our Demons Are Different: Is the king of the demons, but looks like a massive dragon.
- Sealed Inside a Person-Shaped Can: The peach tree's power trapped him inside the form of a pig, until it dies.
- This Cannot Be!: His reaction to Po managing to summon his Heroes Chi.
- Villainous Breakdown: When Po seals the demons back into their prison, he goes completely berserk.
A once noble and brave cobra who defended the land from evil-doers. He later turned renegade when he and his clan were betrayed and persecuted by others out of paranoia and hatred.
- Affably Evil: Hatred towards non-snakes aside, Fu-xi was willing to defend Viper from a group of paranoid villagers and treats her like how a teacher treats a promising student when she pretends to join his side, even calling her "Little Sister". He even wished for her to rule the world by his side.
- Dragon Ancestry: According to Viper, Fu-xi was a descendent of the dragon gods.
- Emotion Bomb: Was planning to use his fear-inducing venom, already enhanced with Mu-tong root to make the effects permanent, to plunge the valley into madness and chaos by pouring it into the water supply.
- Emotion Control: His venom fills his victims with temporary mind-numbing fear.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: The main catalyst for his FaceHeel Turn.
- FaceHeel Turn: Turned renegade after his kind were betrayed by the "Two-leggers".
- Fallen Hero
- Fantastic Racism: Has a violent hatred towards all "Two-leggers" as a result of him and his family being persecuted by the same people they swore to protect out of fear of their abilities.
- Freudian Excuse: Viciously racist towards all "Two-leggers" due to discrimination and hatred towards him and his kind after bravely defending China.
- Reptiles Are Abhorrent: Doubly subverted. Fu-xi was once a brave and noble warrior who defended China against all threats. However, when he and his kind were hunted down and killed by those they swore to protect out of fear, he develops a violent hatred towards all two-legged oppressors and believes the only way to defend snakes from further violence is by infecting the valley with his fear-induced venom and plunge it into chaos so that he and his kind can take control and rule China.
- Roaring Rampageof Revenge: Wants to plunge China into permanent fear and madness in retaliation for persecution by "Two-leggers" against snakes.
- Then Let Me Be Evil: After being betrayed after defending China, he became hateful towards all "Two-leggers."
- Visionary Villain: Wants to restore justice, freedom and peace throughout the land for all snake kind by driving all non-snake kind insane with fear.
A goldfish as well as a strict Kung Fu Master who temporarily tutored Tigress in the episode "A Tigress Tale".
- Control Freak: Is absolutely under the belief that Kung Fu must always be done with the greatest precision.
- The Dog Bites Back: After suffering years of abuse with nothing to repay for his efforts but to be another one of her servants, Mugan's previous student Wu Yong finally stands up to his Kung Fu Master by knocking down the pillars holding the water bowls she uses to gain an edge against Tigress and Po. After being contained, he finally gains the courage to call her a big jerk in her face.
- Dude, Where's My Respect?: Not from her but towards those she trains. Due to her obsession with discipline, she rarely (if ever) offers any compliments, praise, or positive critique. When Tigress demonstrated her Kung Fu for her, she calls her a powerful warrior. When Tigress was about to thank her for the acknowledgement of her abilities, Mugan quickly tells her that is was not a compliment. No matter how hard Tigress trained, she could never impress her. Most of her comments was for her students to push even further towards perfection until they are "broken" (as what happened to her other student, Wu Yong).
- Killer Rabbit: This franchise features some innocuous animals as deadly kung fu masters, but the goldfish in a bowl has to take the cake. What can a goldfish do out of water? Oh, merely slice people to pieces with her fins, that's what. And she also happens to be an unbelievably strict Kung Fu Master that trains those under her tutelage until they're broken.
- Lack of Empathy: Forced her previous student, Wu Yong, to focus on nothing but Kung Fu until his body broke under the strain (even during the training montage that focused up to that point she still continued to wear her signature haughty frown). She even has her servants carry the water tank she inhabited away from his broken body, completely indifferent to his plight. Afterward, he becomes another one of her servants.
- The Perfectionist: Absolutely obsessed with discipline in Kung Fu, to the point that she will not even offer one bit of praise or encouragement to her students under her tutelage no matter how hard they train to please her (which is never).
- Sadist: Strongly implied to be another reason why she is so harsh towards her students. When Tigress learns just how abusive a master she is from her previous student and tries to leave, Mugan locks her up in her training quarters and threatens right in her face that she will break her.
- Shadow Archetype: Could be seen as one to Shifu. You know how Shifu is a real jerk to Po (and to a lesser extent the Furious Five) in the first movie? Mugan is way worse. She is what Shifu could have become had he not come to realize that teaching is not all about breaking your students.
- The Svengali: Treats the students she tutors as possessions whose spirits and body need to be broken, not even having the decency to acknowledge or praise them when they try their hardest to meet her expectations.
- Training from Hell: Made her previous student train under her for years until he injured his leg trying to do pushups while carrying her on his back, leaving him too crippled to ever do any Kung Fu again.
A kind, yet crafty fox who used to date Shifu years ago. However, when Shifu learned she used her kung fu skills to steal, he broke up with her.
- Affably Evil: She's Cunning Like a Fox and a bit flirtatious when it comes to Shifu, even though they know their relationship can never be due to their different moral alignments. She planned to steal the crown to save Shifu's reputation, even going to jail after Junjie blackmailed her into stealing the crown in "Crazy Little Ling Called Love".
- Cunning Like a Fox:
- In "Shifu's Ex", she used the Zhou Deng Soul Gem to switch bodies with Shifu to tarnish the reputation of Po and the Furious Five, forcing Shifu to reunite with her.
- Inverted in "Crazy Little Ling Called Love", when she attacks Shifu and the Furious Five, she reveals that Master Junjie would spare her life for stealing his sword if she agreed to do a favor for him; she planned to steal the crown herself to save Shifu's reputation.
- "Freaky Friday" Flip: How she tries to steal the Imperial Jewels by using the Five and Po.
- HeelFace Turn: In her last appearance, she finally makes up with Shifu and decides to peacefully atone for her crimes.
- Interspecies Romance: With Shifu.
- Love at First Punch: How she and Shifu began their relationship.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: Shifu is an honor-bound master and Mei Ling is a crafty and ambitious thief. Both are attracted to the other despite their differences.
Shifu's estranged father and a skilled thief. Years ago, he took his son to the Jade Palace and told him to wait for him there while he went out. However, he never returned and Shifu was taken in by Oogway. Centuries later, he returned in search of his son and money.
- Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Even though he held things against his father, Shifu still went out to rescue him. Same with his father. Despite his questionable morals, he has enough love in his heart to rescue his son.
- Con Man: He has been known for his swindling every now and then, trading a "golden" sword which was made of wood for food and supplies.
- Delusions of Eloquence: Shifu calls him out on his habit of making up long words.
- Disappeared Dad: As mentioned before, he left his son to find some treasure. However, he reveals that he left him there on purpose because he wanted what was best for his son.
- Long-Lost Uncle Aesop: Shifu is none too happy about his father deserting him at the Jade Palace and not returning for a long time, recognizing him as nothing more than a swindler and a thief with Delusions of Eloquence, until Po finds a gold locket in Shirong's guest room, with Po and Tigress going out to rescue him from Tong Fo, only to find that Shifu had a change of heart and decided to rescue him in spite of his shady past. At the end, Shirong's decision to leave Shifu at the Jade Palace turned out to be all for the best in the long run, since it provided Shifu with a better home than Shirong could ever have given him.
- White-and-Grey Morality: He knows what is right and wrong and he will do either to get what he wants. He will use one of his son's students to get money, but he won't sell out his own son.
An old master who spends every moment in a box sadan chair pondering kung fu, he is a wise and eccentric figure who is capable of performing feats that seem to be magic such as flight and freezing time.
- Almighty Janitor: He is explicitly said to be one of the greatest Kung Fu sages of the series, and he has demonstrated supernatural abilities that are well over almost any personal skillset shown in the series. However, he prefers to spend time meditating.
- Blithe Spirit: When outside of the box, the guy is in constant awe towards the world and its wonders, and actively tries to instigate this view on the crusty Shifu.
- Cloudcuckoolander: He is clearly a bit off his rocker, although it is mostly explained by his long reclusion in his box away from the world. Then again, said reclusion was entirely voluntary, which still raises doubts about his mindset to begin with.
- Eccentric Mentor: Acts as this from time to time, having done so both for Po and Tigress.
- Enlightenment Superpowers: Has pretty distinctive supernatural powers which surpass other Kung Fu feats in the series thanks to his meditation and study.
- Go Mad from the Isolation: Downplayed example. He isn't insane, but he has spent so many years meditating in his box, isolated from the outside world, that when he is finally let out of his box he becomes hyper excited to experience absolutely anything, much different from the usual stoic and calm Kung Fu masters. When Shifu first witnesses this side of him himself, he tells Po that Master Yao "went mad".
- Heroic Self-Deprecation: According to his background, he was already a Kung Fu genius before his reclusion in the box. However, one day he realized his skills would make him a very harmful villain if he ever fell on the temptation to use them for wrong doing, so he entered his sixty years meditation in order to remove all the negative influences from his mind.
- Informed Flaw: Shifu fears for Yao's safety when he gets out of the box on the basis that he is currently a master of mental Kung Fu instead of physical one. However, this mental Kung Fu happens to allow Yao literally stop time and knock people out with his mind, among other powers not used by then, which would make him one of the strongest players in the series if he tried. At the end, all of this could be attributed in-universe to Shifu over-worrying about his idol.
- Loony Friends Improve Your Personality: He manages to get Shifu out of his withdrawn self, at least a bit, which is quite an achievement in the universe of the series.
- Not Used to Freedom: A voluntary example. Master Yao has been sealed inside a wooden box for over sixty years, and is extremely energetic and excited about the outside world when getting out for the first time.
- Old Master: One of the greatest of the art, according to Shifu.
- One-Man Army: He can knock out an army of guards with a single move, or without any physical move at all.
- Psychic Powers: He does kung fu with his mind!
- Sealed Good in a Can: Willingly. He enclosed himself in a meditation box to prevent anyone from gaining access to his powerful secret techniques and using them for evil.
- Seldom-Seen Species: A blackbuck antelope.
- Supernatural Martial Arts: With the Five Mystic Kung Fu Secrets
- Herd-Hitting Attack: The Yangtze Spleen Punch (not actually a punch) knocks out everyone in a 100 yard radius.
- Flight: With the Wings of Light.
- Shock and Awe: With Jian's Tempest.
- Super Strength: With the Iron Heart, he can increase his strength 1,000-fold.
- Time Stands Still: With the Clap of Stillness.
- The Worf Effect: Suffers this in "Apocalypse Yao" to show how dangerous is Taotie's new mecha.
- The World Is Just Awesome: The lesson he comes to teach.
- Willfully Weak: Sure, he could raze any challenge that stands in his way with a snap of his fingers, but where would be the fun in that? So he only unleashes his power when push really comes to shove.
A renegade samurai clam from Japan who sought to take over the nation. He comes to China in order to build an army with stolen gold in the episode "The Way of the Prawn".
- Everythings Betterwith Samurai: Even if they are invertebrate samurai.
- Hammerspace: The only way he can pull gold coins and a katana several times longer than himself from his shell.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Strong enough to grab Po with his siphon and throw him overhead.
- Pressure Point: He hits a kyusho or pressure point on Po's stomach to incapacitate him.
- Rōnin: Was expelled from his clan.
- Shout-Out: His name is one to Kira Kozuke-no-suke, the villain of The 47 Ronin.
- Something Completely Different: His fighting style is Jujutsu, which proves to be a difficult match because Po and his allies are accustomed to foes who use Kung Fu.
A samurai prawn from Japan's Ishida clan, who comes to China to hunt down Kira.
- Disney Death: Just apparently.
- Everythings Betterwith Samurai
- Katanas Are Just Better: Carries a katana roughly his size in his obi.
- Martial Arts Headband: Sports one when training Po and Tigress.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: He is a prawn, but has enough strength to hammerlock and pin down a panda.
- Ship Tease: With Tigress. Yes, Tigress.
- Single-Stroke Battle: At the end, he defeats Kira in their swordfight when he neatly slices his shell ligament apart with a single slash.
- Something Completely Different: Like Kira, his style is Jujutsu.
The leader of the Lao Shu, a huge gang of rats that pillage and plunder food and wealth.
- Ax-Crazy: According to Master Shifu, he does what he does because it's fun, making him unpredictable.
- Batman Gambit: Knowing about Po's hunger, he has his girlfriend trick Po into coming to her safe house to eat her steamed bean buns so that Lao Shu will steal all the food from the village. Once Po learns about this, he promptly defeats them both with the same buns they used to distract him.
- Thieves' Guild: The Lao Shu is a gang of thousands of rats, making them rely on strength in numbers.
Centuries ago, this Siamese cat was part of a peaceful group of mystics who wished to share their magic with all of China in order to promote peace. However, the common people of the time feared their powers, and when Pang Bing and her colleagues appealed to the Emperor of the time for protection, he had them imprisoned. Pang Bing alone managed to escape while the rest of her group apparently perished, and swore revenge on all of China. She spent centuries perfecting dark magical arts that apparently enabled her to live far longer than should have been possible, all in preparation for her eventual conquest of China. She appears in the series finale, Emperors Rule.
- Disproportionate Retribution: She wants revenge on all of China for persecuting her and her fellow mystics even though the current generation is more welcoming to magic thanks to Oogway and his teachings.
- Final Boss: She's the final villain that Po faces in the Legends of Awesomeness series.
- Last of Their Kind: By the time she's escaped, she's the only mystic left.
- Mind Control: One of her main powers. If she uses the sacrifice of royal blood, she can cast the spell at a country-wide scale.
- Really 700 Years Old: Thanks to dark magic, she's kept herself alive for hundreds of years.