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Opposite of the Xiaolin Temple is the Heylin, who are the primary antagonists of both series. Unlike the Xiaolin Dragons, who use the Shen Gong Wu for good, the Heylin use them for evil and want to rule the world as well.

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The original quartet from the first series.
  • Action Girl: Wuya and Shadow have no reservations about fighting with martial arts, Shen Gong Wu, or magic.
  • Arc Villain: In the first series; Wuya for season one, Chase Young for season two, and then Hannibal Roy Bean for the final season.
  • Big Bad: As mentioned above, the Big Bads for the three seasons are Wuya, Chase Young, and Hannibal Roy Bean respectively.
  • Big-Bad Ensemble: Chase Young, Hannibal Roy Bean, and Wuya all have different reasons for taking over the world and will either fight or cooperate with each other depending on the episode.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Each one to a degree, although Jack Spicer is usually the one to proclaim it the loudest, while Chase Young not so much – at least in the first series.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: In addition to double-crossing other characters, they’ve all double-crossed each other at some point.
  • Dark Is Evil: The Heylin side is predominately associated with dark colors, styles, and themes.
  • The Dragon: Jack Spicer to Wuya and Shadow to Chase Young.
  • Enemy Mine: Occasionally, they will team up with one another when a bigger fish needs to be fried.
  • Enemy Civil War: In the first series, Wuya and Hannibal Roy Bean try getting rid of Chase Young. In return, Chase Young does what he can to sabotage their plans.

    Jack Spicer 

Jack Spicer

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Voiced by: Danny Cooksey (Showdown), Eric Bauza (Chronicles)

The main villain of the first season, Jack Spicer, Self Proclaimed "Evil Boy Genious (sic)", is a petulant, spoiled rich kid with a talent for building mechanical contraptions. He's dreamed of world conquest for as long as he can remember, but that might have something to do with his socialite parents busying themselves with parties instead of parenting. By the second season, it's clear that Jack just wants to be taken seriously—something easier said than done.


  • Absentee Actor: Jack appears in every single episode except "The Return of Master Monk Guan".
  • Aerith and Bob: The Bob to Wuya's (and pretty much everybody's) Aerith. His name is among the most common and normal in real-life, in contrast to other characters' more exotic names.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Jack flirts with girls throughout the series (Kimiko, Jessie) while developing a fanboy crush on Chase Young (complete with adoring gazes through heart-shaped eyes, repeated attempts to hug and paw at him, and whiny jealous sulks whenever Chase rejects him). But also created an army of cheerleaders robots and enjoyed kissing one. Oh, and in the evil future where he takes over he apparently has a soaking wet, naked-except-for-underwear, Chase Young tied up in his dungeon with yellow paint slathered on his abdomen (yellow belly - as in coward), while Wuya is suspended from a wall in a cheerleader outfit. It's evident Jack Spicer swings both ways.
  • Badass Longcoat: He wears a long black cloak-like outfit which makes him look evilly cool (in the first series, at least).
  • Badass Normal: His surprising skill at winter sports like ice-skating and snowboarding and his fast reflexes, not to mention his flashes of brilliance. Also, there's the Bad Future where he takes over the world and defeats everyone. Yes, even Chase Young and Hannibal Roy Bean.
  • Badass on Paper: Despite being the laughing stock of the Heylin side, he still has a fairly impressive bad guy rapsheet.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Emphasis on "wannabe". He gets his wish in a Bad Future, and even manages to make a The Bad Guy Wins example out of this by defeating all the other villains and heroes alike.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: He has rather thick eyebrows which oddly, are black instead of red.
  • Bond Villain Stupidity: Believes in gloating first before eliminating the enemy.
  • Butt-Monkey: He is such a loser that he becomes a in-universe meme. If you lose everything or suffer an Epic Fail, you have "been jacked".
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Literally, as he's building an "evil boy genius" brand.
  • Color Blind Confusion: a possible minor example. When Wuya points out that Jack wears mismatched socks, he claims to "have trouble with [his] reds and browns".
  • Contractual Genre Blindness: Jack is more interested in being a proper villain than being a successful villain. It's so bad that everyone lampshades it.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Despite his extreme cowardice and incompetence, every now and then he manages to score a (minor) victory. In one possible Bad Future, he became a much better villain, and actually managed to successfully Take Over the World!
  • Curtains Match the Window: His blood-red eyes and hair.
  • Dance Battler: When the effects of the Ying or Yang Yo-Yo switch him to good Jack never fights. However he does dodge everything with ballet jumps, but they actually might be figure skating spirals.
  • Ditzy Genius: For all of his foolishness, Jack is undeniably a mechanical genius and can build everything from robots to mechas.
  • The Dragon: Is this in season 1 to Wuya. Since Wuya is stuck in ghost form, she has to depend on Jack to collect the Shen Gong Wu.
  • Evil Gloating: As he styles himself like a stereotypical cartoon bad guy, gloating is Jack's favorite pastime. He's not particularly good at it though.
  • Evil Is Dumb: Jack is a much more intelligent and competent fighter whenever he's aiding the Xiaolin monks.
  • Evil Laugh: Variations across the series, sometimes more annoying than not.
  • Evil Redhead: One that is voiced by an also redhead voice actor, who has voiced other evil redhead characters as well (such as Montana Max).
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: When the effects of the Ying or Yang Yo-Yo switch him to good, his hair is combed and neat, but what is more interesting is its change to a more natural shade of red (i.e., orange) rather than its usual bright, crayon-like red.
  • Fiery Redhead: A hammy and rather impulsive Card-Carrying Villain with bright red hair.
  • Fingerless Gloves: Wears black ones because he thinks they make him look cool.
  • Friendly Enemy: It doesn't look like this trope at the first glance, but Jack does offer to take the monks out for ice cream and even genuinely tries to join their side once.
  • Future Badass: In the Bad Future that Omi finds himself in, he learns that (a now elderly) Jack Spicer has successfully conquered the world, and he even managed to defeat and capture all the other villains and heroes.
  • Goggles Do Nothing: Subverted. Most of the time he simply wears them on his forehead as part of the outfit. But he does use them properly when welding.
  • Goth: Stated to be a wannabe goth.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: Jack going good happens at least once a season. Some times it's out of a genuine desire to change, and sometimes it's the result of Heel–Face Brainwashing.
  • Helicopter Pack: One of his trademark pieces of gear. It Was a Gift from his grandmother when he turned evil.
  • Hidden Depths: Has some unexpected moments of proficiency and insecurity.
    • Good Jack has one technique, well it's not even martial arts, but one move that renders even Chase Young helpless - it's a loving bear hug. Chase isn't pleased, and judging from the cracking of bones, it's painful, so threatens to turn Jack into a chew toy if he doesn't release him pronto.
    • During a Xiaolin Showdown focusing on telling the truth/lying. Omi accuses Jack of seeking world domination because Jack feels small and worthless, and of stealing the Shen Gong Wu because Jack was afraid at failing at being good much like he fails at being evil. Both of these are shown to be true during the showdown. Jack eventually loses the showdown when he accuses Omi of helping him just to prove his friends wrong, only for Omi to reveal he legitimately believed Jack wanted to turn good and was hurt when he betrayed them. Jack is quite surprised and when he tries to claim he was planning on tricking them the whole time, his balloon reveals false before he loses the showdown. As Omi pointed out, Jack did legitimately try to reform.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: Jack's so pathetic that it makes it really easy to feel sorry for him.
  • Invisible Parents: Jack's parents are never seen on screen but they are mentioned a couple of times in the show. They were mentioned to be rich and wealthy and apparently did not raise Jack as much as typical parents do. They often send his vast amounts of money to make up for their absences, which explains a lot on how Jack is able to afford a high tech house and create a lot of robot minions that are obviously expensive to make.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He has a surprising amount of good in him, and has been stated as being a few steps away from being wholly good.
  • Mecha-Mooks: The Jack-Bots and variants.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: A Beat Generation poet, to be precise.
  • Noble Demon: Hannibal Bean says he's just one step away from being fully good.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain:
    • Omi is the one who keeps him in line even as a heel, so when Omi went to the future that limit is removed and ends up in a Bad Future which Jack Spicer's goal of World Domination did come to pass and is able to even defeat all of The Heylin.
    • A minor example in Chase Lays An Egg, where despite being a bit of a loser in the first part and even bonding with Omi, he's responsible for dropping the chemical that causes Chase to lay the titular egg, and he manages to steal it from under Chase's nose, making it the first time in either show that he enrages Chase. Sure he loses in the end, but that's a decent accomplishment all things considered.
    • His best moment was in "Chameleon" where he pulled an excellent Xanatos Gambit that resulted in him stealing most of the Monks' Wu.
    • There was another notable moment where he stole Chase Young's power to control his pets. That was the first Curb-Stomp Battle he gave the Xiaolin Monks personally.
  • Perky Goth: Despite his 'wannabe goth' appearance, he's downright chipper a lot of the time.
  • Pretty Boy: Averted. Kimiko and Jesse even make fun of his looks).
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: Red hair and red eyes? Check. Black ensemble? Check. Evil (or trying to anyway)? Check.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: He has red eyes and tries to be evil, though he is usually the least competent villain on the show.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Chase's blue. He even has red hair and eyes to boot!
  • Robot Master: Building robots is his bread and butter. One episode had him build a train that could turn into a mecha.
  • Self-Deprecation: He sometimes ends up insulting himself when insulting his enemies or just when making conversation.
    • When he discovers Omi's worst fear is a squirrel:
    Jack: This is your worst nightmare!? You're more pathetic than me!
    • When playing basketball with himself with the Ring of Nine Dragons:
    Chubby Jack: I've seen you shoot, you're lamer than me.
  • Sissy Villain: Jack does not look like one but he definitely acts like one with all the girly screaming and the fact that he loses a lot of the Xiaolin showdowns participates in. He is even called a sissy several times in the show.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: Jack does a lot of screaming and a lot of it sounds hilariously girlish. Kimiko even lampshades on Jack's habit of screaming like a girl.
  • Starter Villain: For a good while Jack was the most dangerous adversary that the monks faced and most other villains worked either for him or alongside him. Other, more powerful villains were introduced and took the spotlight later on, though Jack remains a constant threat throughout the story.
  • The Smart Guy: A perfect fit when he's a good guy because of his cleverness and robot building.
  • Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: As a kid, he wanted Knife throwing lessons, but his mother took him for figure skating lessons, he invented a robot out of her juicer as a result. As a teen, he aims for world domination with his army of Jack Bots at his command...and yet he also uses winter sports as a Surprise Skill.
  • Villainous Crush: It's hinted that he may have a crush on Kimiko, but it's also possible that he only flirts with her to get her guard down.
  • Weapon of Choice: Among the Wu, the Monkey Staff seems to be his preference. He did keep it for himself when he traded the rest of his collection for robot parts.
  • We Named the Monkey "Jack": He names the parrot he briefly adopts as a pet and assisttant "Little Jack". However, that parrot turns out to be Hannibal's bird in disguise.
  • We Want Our Jerk Back: The reaction of the Xiaolin Monks whenever he turns good via the Ying Yang World, because Good!Jack Tastes Like Diabetes so much that they like him even less than they do when he's normal.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: He spends some time of episode 7 of Chronicles in a purple dress, complete with pigtails, and he doesn't like it at all.
  • Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist: Mostly averted. He actually is an antagonist for most of the series and is the Monk's main rival. However, he delivers alot of the shows funniest lines and is actually rather a sympathetic villain because he constantly fails and yet keeps going.
  • Your Makeup Is Running: In the episode "Demon Seed", his eyeliner runs off when he cries due to being left completely alone after Wuya leaves him and due to being mocked by the other villains because of this. His makeup usually doesn't run off, though.

    Wuya 

Wuya

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"There must be other competent humans in this realm I could work with..."

Voiced by: Susan Silo (Showdown), Cree Summer (Chronicles)

The true Big Bad of the first season, Wuya is a 1,500 year old Heylin witch who is more than a little irritated about being trapped as a ghost inside a puzzle boxnote  for much of that time. After Jack Spicer releases her, she guides him towards the Shen Gong Wu in an effort to regain her full power and mortal form. Ruthless and self-serving but also short-sighted, Wuya would betray basically anyone to achieve her goals.


  • Benevolent Boss: By all accounts she's very good to her loyal henchmen; She granted Raimundo and Katnappe; (the latter not even doing anything to earn it) everything they desired, with no intention to betray them and even tries to keep up moral for the former when he misses his fans by giving him more gifts and golems to play with.
  • Big Bad: The first season has her spur Jack and Raimundo into returning her to her full power, allowing her to take over the world.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Like the other bad guys, she makes no bones about being evil.
  • Brought Down to Badass: In later seasons Wuya may not be a Physical Goddess anymore, but she makes it up with superior martial arts skills, experience, and her own wits, allowing her to defeat the monks easily in spite of her weakened state.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Betrays almost everybody she works with on a regular basis, repeatedly. Except Raimundo, and that does not end well for her.
  • Dark Action Girl: Wuya is snarky, motivated and not afraid of getting her hands dirty in a fight.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Mostly whenever she has to put up with Jack's antics.
    Jack Spicer: I'm an artiste, I communicate with my feet.
    Wuya: If I had feet I'd communicate all over you.
  • Demoted to Dragon: What she becomes in Showdown when Chase Young revives her (with limited powers) at the end of season 2.
  • Elemental Powers: Wuya's main method of fighting in her human form.
  • Evil Laugh: Has a raspy, cackling laugh when in her ghost form.
  • Evil Sorceress: Her true form is that of an all powerful witch capable of taking over the entire planet in a few hours.
  • I Gave My Word: Despite being evil, Wuya is actually quite honest, shown when she keeps her end of her deal with Raimundo and truly gives him everything he ever wanted as a reward for his service.
  • Ignored Enamored Underling: Develops a brief crush on Chase Young when serving as his Dragon, despite him being preoccupied with his evil schemes. He does seem to reciprocate her feelings in the season finale, however.
  • Insult Backfire: When Jack was playing a crossword puzzle:
    Jack: What's a 4-letter word for "idiot"?
    Wuya: "Jack."
    Jack: Comically Missing the Point Perfect!
  • Irony: It's been claimed by several characters (and proven once or twice) that she is a backstabber, and not to be trusted. The irony is, the one person she never even considered betraying is the one who betrayed her, and saved the world.
  • Jerkass: She frequently berates Jack for all of his failures, though she does offer some praise on the rare occasion he gets something done right.
  • Kick Chick: While she equally uses her body as a whole, Wuya seems to prefer kicking for surprise attacks and counterattacks.
  • Kung-Fu Witch: Even after losing most of her magic powers, she can fight with martial arts.
  • Lady of Black Magic: In contrast to her ghost form she's calm and decisive as a human, and a master of Heylin magic and one of the most powerful beings in the universe.
  • The Man Behind the Man: Basically kept Jack Spicer viable as a villain. Once she ditched him, he lost nearly all his competence.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Her true form is that of a tall, long-legged woman with an hourglass figure. In the second episode after she was returned to her human form, she was shown draped over the hood of a car.
  • No-Sell: Upon being restored to her true form the first time, the Monks' Shen Gong Wu has completely no effect on her.
  • Not Bad: While she will not hesitate to belittle Jack for his cowardice and general incompetence, she does acknowledge his talents in robotics and his application of Shen Gong Wu which she would otherwise regard as useless.
  • Our Ghosts Are Different: The following tropes apply only when Wuya is ghostly:
    • Evil Sounds Raspy: Has a strained, raspy voice in her weakened, ghost form. Her voice noticeably smoothens upon revival.
    • Intangibility: In her ghost form she can phase through objects. She sometimes phases through Jack's face when she's annoyed at him (the sensation is apparently unpleasant).
    • Psychic Powers: Limited in that she only appears to be able to read minds.
    • Expressive Mask: What was originally thought to just be her face (as the mouth and eyes could move) turns out to be a mask: when she is returned to her true form she pulls off her 'face' to reveal her true, 'human' face underneath.
    • The Imp: Her ghost form is about a foot tall. Her true form on the other hand, appears to be of above average height for a woman.
  • Physical Goddess: Her human form, when at full power. There's a very good reason Chase Young weakened her so much when he revived her.
  • Reality Warper: Her human form has near infinite magical powers and rewrote the world in an instant when revived.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: She was trapped in a puzzle box for 1,500 years until Jack Spicer freed her unwittingly.
  • Sexophone: A subtle one is her Leitmotif once she's human.
  • Showing Off the New Body: She loves to flaunt her slender frame. The following physical tropes apply only when Wuya is human:
    • Ambiguously Brown: In Showdown she had tanned skin but as a millennia old witch, her ethnicity (or if she even has one) is unknown.
    • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: The redhead to Katnappe's blonde and Kimiko's brunette in later seasons.
    • Contralto of Danger: Has the deepest voice of all the women on the show to signify her Big Bad nature.
    • Dark-Skinned Redhead: She had long red hair and copper brown skin.
    • Does Not Like Shoes: When a human she is always barefoot, possibly to signal her Elemental Powers.
    • Evil Redhead: Given that red hair was once considered a mark of a witch, this makes sense.
    • Facial Markings: She has vertical stripes under her eyes.
    • Fangs Are Evil: Her ghost form has a mouth full of shark teeth, but her true form only has sharpened canines. They signal that even when she's returned to her body she's not exactly human.
    • Hartman Hips: She's the oldest of the recurring female characters and her hips are a lot wider than her shoulders.
    • Pointy Ears: Has very long, elf-like ears to signal that she's not really human.
    • Rapunzel Hair: It's wild and comes down to her waist.
    • She's Got Legs: Her dress shows her long, shapely bare legs.
    • Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: The combination of green-eyes and red hair highlights her 'otherworldly' nature. She's the Big Bad of the first season and a recurring villain of the other two seasons.
  • Smug Snake: Entirely too overconfident in her plans, which usually fail.
  • The Starscream: Once she becomes The Dragon to Chase Young, she seeks out opportunities to overthrow him.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Initially borders on Harmless Villain, but when she gets her body back, she becomes far more of a threat. Even when Chase Young weakens her, she's still able to defeat the Monks more than once.
  • Too Powerful to Live: She's only been at full power once during the main series, and when she is, she easily takes over the world and is only stopped by Dashi's puzzle box.
  • Unholy Matrimony: Highly hinted at with Chase Young in the series finale, who says they have decided to 'stay together for evil's sake'.
  • Vain Sorceress: Averted, surprisingly. While Wuya's happy about regaining her human form, she complains several times about having to maintain its upkeep, and seems perfectly fine with walking around in the same torn dress and wild hair.
  • The Vamp: With her beautiful physical body and superficial charm, she has tried to seduce Raimundo and Chase to get what she wants. She may also be a literal vamp, due to her powers and appearance.

    Chase Young 

Chase Young

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"I do have a... certain reputation."

Voiced by: Jason Marsden (Showdown), David Kaye (Chronicles)

The Big Bad from the second season onward, Chase Young is charismatic, intelligent, and manipulative, a much darker villain than either Jack or Wuya. 1,500 years ago, he was convinced to drink the Lao Mang Long Soup, which granted him power and immortality. As a catch, it also turned him evil and gave him the "ability" to become a draconic creature, not always by choice. Skilled in both Kung Fu and Heylin magic, Chase disdains those who would use a "crutch" like the Shen Gong Wu; that said, Chase is something of a visionary and is not without a sense of honor.


  • Ambition Is Evil: When Chase was a human, his desire to be the strongest and best among the monks is easily exploited by Hannibal Bean, who convinces him to drink Lao Mang Long soup to increase his power. The soup does increase his power, but had the side effect of transforming him into a reptilian beast and turning him evil.
  • Affably Evil: He is quite civil towards the monks and honors his agreements with them if they pull a victory over him. Completely averted towards the rest of the Heylin, however, as he knows better than to trust them.
  • Badass Bookworm: Stated by Jack Spicer to be the "greatest Evil Genius", and by Omi to be "the greatest warrior who ever lived". Only Master Monk Guan has managed to beat him one-on-one, and Chase doesn't use Shen Gong Wu in combat.
  • Bare-Fisted Monk: Unlike all the other monks in the series, Chase sees Shen Gong Wu as a crutch for the weak and will rely on his martial arts skills over Shen Gong Wu, even during a showdown.
  • The Beastmaster: Chase controls a number of lions, tigers, and leopards which are actually powerful warriors he's fought and kept as slaves over the years. He once turned Omi into a feline slave after having him swear his loyalty.
  • Big Bad: Of Season 2 in Showdown, where he sought to turn Omi (who he believed to be his biggest opponent) evil and then conquer the world. He also seems to be developing into this for Chronicles as he's featured leading the charge as opposed to Jack in the original series.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Like the other bad guys, he makes no bones about being evil.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: The rest of the cast often rely on Shen Gong Wu to fight, Chase has his dominating power through training (and a mystical soup) alone.
  • The Chessmaster: He orchestrated a plan to turn Omi to the Heylin. First, he tricked Omi into entering the Ying Yang World and when Omi returned to the real world, his chi was left behind which turned Omi evil. Chase then had Evil!Omi swear loyalty to him, so when Omi's chi was returned to his body by his friends, Omi would still be honor-bound to serve him.
  • The Corrupter: To Omi. He spent all of season 2 trying to turn him.
  • The Comically Serious: Especially when willingly talking to his fanboy Jack, such as when he's hugged by the evil boy genius.
    Chase: Three-second rule.
  • Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: Unlike Jack and Wuya, who are predominantly defined by their comedic antics (at least until the latter gets a physical form), constant betrayals of each other, and using lackies, Chase is a rather serious character, tends to keep his end of a bargain, and is much more proactive, going out in the field and fighting by himself.
  • Deal with the Devil: Hannibal Roy Bean convinced Chase that the only way to get stronger is to drink Lao Mang Long soup. Chase agreed, but realised too late that a side effect of drinking the soup is turning into an evil reptilian beast.
  • Dragons Are Demonic: Thanks to a magic soup he drank, Big Bad Chase has the ability to transform into a giant, dragon-like creature. Even when in his 'human' form, he still has some dragon-like qualities, like reptilian eyes and hair that resembles spikes.
  • Drama-Preserving Handicap: During the strongest point of the Heylin Eclipse, Chase Young himself can become almost powerless and his jungle cats enter deep sleep.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Comes up often in his interactions with Jack, where Jack will overstep his boundaries and Chase will give some snarky put-down.
    Jack: I have something you don't.
    Chase: Very small hands?
  • Driven by Envy: The reason for his Face–Heel Turn was his jealousy of Master Monk Guan, who he feared might become the chosen one instead of him. This spurred him into making a deal with Hannibal Roy Bean for a soup that would increase his power. However, the soup ended up turning him evil and into a monster.
  • Elite Mooks: Chase's jungle cats are actually warriors from various ages that he's defeated in combat and turned into cats. They can return to their human form and fight upon Chase's command.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Chase is very fond of corrupting people or otherwise tricking people into joining his side (as seen in his interactions with Omi), but he will not brainwash someone into following him as he prefers they willingly join his side.
  • Evil Genius: Jack Spicer claims Chase is "the greatest Evil Genius in the world". However, Chase is more of a pragmatic strategist than he is a technologically savvy inventor.
  • Evil Laugh: A lot more subdued than other villains, but he does an epic one in the season 2 finale in his dragon form.
  • Evil Overlord: In the second Season its shown that Chase lives in a hidden fortress inside a volcano that's inhabited by warriors he's turned into cats.
  • Evil Sorcerer: Never spelled out, but it is clear he knows some kind of Heylin magic, as he's able to turn defeated opponents into jungle cats.
  • Eviler Than Thou: Chase and Hannibal Roy Bean have a history going back to when Chase was human. Hannibal corrupted Chase to The Dark Side and Chase responded by trapping him in the Ying Yang world. Their feud continues to this day, and occasionally Chase will team up with the Monks in order to stop Bean.
  • Face–Heel Turn: The famous tale that Chase was once on the side of good; however, Hannibal Roy Bean told him that he could only achieve his destiny as the greatest warrior of all time on the Heylin side. He was convinced to drink the Lao Mang Lone Soup, which ended up costing him his soul and gave him eternal youth as well as the ability to transform into a dragon (though not always by choice).
  • Fallen Hero: Used to be a great Xiaolin warrior and a friend of Master Monk Guan and Dashi until Roy Bean corrupted him. In an alternate universe where he didn't drink the soup, Chase is tragically kind, patient and self-sacrificing.
  • Fattening the Victim: Chase Young's debut appearance was inviting Dojo to his home and feeding him a lot of food. It's later revealed that Chase is fattening Dojo up to make him the key ingredient in his Liao Mang Long soup.
  • Heroes Fight Barehanded: A villain case. Chase prefers to not use Shen Gong Wu and relies on his martial arts prowess instead. Although, he isn't opposed to using them to further his schemes or in dire situations in battle.
  • Gone Horribly Right: Hannibal Bean wanted to turn him into a villain, and he ended up making him into one that backstabbed him.
  • Immortality Inducer: Chase is immortal and eternally young due to the Liao Mang Long soup. He's completely dependent on the substance to this day and his first appearance was an attempt to make more of it.
  • Invincible Villain: During the 2nd season when he took over as the Big Bad, regardless of what he did, he would defeat the Xiaolin Dragons if they tried fighting him, and almost nothing ever slowed his schemes down. Averted by the 3rd season when he does suffer defeats, as well as Chronicles where despite destroying the original Xiaolin temple in the 3-part opener, many of his plans afterward are successfully thwarted. Ultimately, Chronicle's first season ends with Chase being completely destroyed by Tai Shui, the Cosmic Dragon, thus fully averting the trope.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Not completely uncomedic, but whenever he shows up, the plot gets far more serious. He's not as foreboding in Chronicles, but he's still taken more seriously than the other villains.
  • Kung-Fu Wizard: Mostly relies on his martial arts skills, but does possess some magic for his schemes, most notably turning warriors he defeats into big cats, and he seems to rely on his magic more in Chronicles.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: While not directly stated, he says that he is Omi's family in Chronicles at the end of Chase Lays an Egg.
  • Mister Seahorse: He lays an egg in the aptly named episode Chase Lays an Egg. He's very attached to it, to his dismay.
  • Mr. Fanservice: He's a well-built Long-Haired Pretty Boy, but it's especially evident in the episodes where Jack has taken over the world: Chase is shown chained up in the dungeon wearing only his underwear.
  • Necromancer: A one-time occurrence when he raises a giant undead snake with wings to fight the monks.
  • Noble Demon: Chase is a ruthless half-dragon Heylin Warrior who won't hesitate to turn Omi to the Dark Side or seriously injure Jack Spicer (at the very least, considering he once tossed said "Boy Genius" off a dangerously high cliff and threw a dangerously large boulder at him in another episode), but you can bet your life and college savings that when he makes a promise, he'll keep it.
  • Not So Different: To Omi which is probably why he focused on corrupting him. Chase (especially his younger self) and Omi share a lot of the same fatal flaws - pride, arrogance and a desire to be the best and strongest.
  • One-Winged Angel: His reptilian form, which he actually said was his real form that he can only hide by ritually consuming the Lao Mang Long Soup. In Chronicles, he gains a giant dragon form.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: When he revives Wuya, he only does so in a severely weakened state. While yes, her full power would let them take over the world near instantly, resurrecting someone who wants to rule the world as badly as you and is stronger than you at full power wouldn't be wise.
  • Pretty Boy: Has relatively smooth features (compared to his rival Master Monk Guan) with no facial hair and long hair.
  • Pride: His biggest fatal flaw resulting in a drive to be the best and an inability to fully trust or respect others. If that sounds similar, it's because he's a foil and a warning to Omi.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Chase personally knew Master Monk Guan and Dashi, meaning he is over 1500 years old. Drinking the Lao Mang Long soup has made him immortal and forever young.
  • Reality Warper: When controlling Omi's powers and chi, he could reach full potential. He was able to reshape the whole world, in order to create a place of complete chaos. When he changed the world, he created demon-like creatures that tortured people and weird flying monsters.
  • Scaled Up: His 'true' form is a man-sized lizard creature that he gained from drinking the Lao Mang Long soup.
  • Signature Move: Repulse the Monkey. So much so that when Jermaine learned it, Omi immediately knew Chase Young was involved with him.
  • Soft-Spoken Sadist: Downplayed. He takes great pleasure in committing evil and causing wanton destruction, but usually maintains his cool-headed demeanor while basking in the chaos.
  • Spikes of Villainy: His lizard form has bony ridges running down his spine. In his 'human' form his hair-style mimics these spikes.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: Hinting at the fact that he's really some lizard creature, his human form has gold eyes.
  • The Stoic: Keeps a cool head in most situations - even when he's been imprisoned.
  • Truly Single Parent: In Chronicles he created Shadow, and later a mysterious egg, using Haylin magic as a substitute for the other parent's DNA.
  • Unholy Matrimony: In the Season finale of Xiaolin Showdown, Chase and Wuya tell the Monks that they have decided that evil needs the two of them to stay together.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: As a young man Chase Young was nice, honorable and self-sacrificing. Alternate Universe Chase (who didn't drink the Lao Mang Long soup) retains these traits even as an adult, suggesting the soup drastically altered his personality.

    Hannibal Roy Bean 

Hannibal Roy Bean

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"Aw, I almost feel pity for the po' boy. Almost."

Voiced by: Tom Kenny

Part of a Big-Bad Ensemble with Chase Young in season three, Hannibal Roy Bean is an evil, living bean. An adept reader of others' motivations and emotions, Hannibal prefers to toy with people to achieve his aims. With a Southern drawl and a friendly demeanor, Hannibal's machinations seem to be building to a greater Evil Plan... not that we ever get to see it.


  • Aborted Arc: Supposedly, he had an Evil Plan that horrified even Chase Young, who said it was something "much worse" than The End of the World as We Know It. Since the show was Screwed by the Network, we never found out what that was. Chronicles appears to have removed him from Chase Young's backstory entirely, meaning the plan will most likely never be known.
  • Adapted Out: He is the only main villain who doesn't appear in Chronicles, not even in Chase Young's retconned backstory from episode 25.
  • Badass Boast: He gives this in his first standoff to prove how much he outmatches the Monks.
    Kimiko: Hardly seems like a fair fight.
    Hannibal Roy Bean: True. Perhaps I should fight with my eyes closed.
  • Bald of Evil: As a sentient, giant bean he has no hair on him.
  • Big Bad: Season 3, shared with Chase Young.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Like the other bad guys, he makes no bones about being evil.
  • Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: To Chase Young. While Chase is a very blatant Knight of Cerebus due to his design and mannerisms painting him as a mysterious dark warrior, Hannibal's design and mannerisms hide the depths of his threat level due to him being quite literally a bean. Chase's main goal throughout Season 2 was fairly obvious; to get Omi on his side, and as such, he set up complex scenarios that worked out no matter the outcome. Hannibal's plots are more straight-forward, having devastating consequences as a whole, but are largely standalone from one another.
  • The Corrupter: To Chase Young in the past. In an alternate timelime, he corrupted Master Monk Guan
  • Eviler Than Thou: Against Chase Young.
  • Evil Is Petty: Moreso than the other Heylin. After being outgambitted by Raimundo midway season 3, he spends the next episode tormenting him as petty revenge.
  • Evil Laugh: A lot.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Hannibal can put on friendly airs and speaks in a calm Southern accent, but he's ever and always a manipulative monster and will respond with rage if those he tries to trick piss him off.
  • Hannibal Lecture: Pun aside, he did the "psychoanalyze from inside a cage" thing in his debut episode. There he made it plainly obvious that Jack Spicer is not really evil and is instead, at best, a crybaby Noble Demon in denial.
  • Knight of Cerebus: The series had some pretty dark moments following his appearance, particularly in "Dreamstalker", "Wu Got The Power", and "Time After Time Part 2".
  • Made of Evil: Implied to be this since he can enter or exit the Ying-Yang world without losing or gaining chi, meaning he's fully made of fully evil chi with no good chi to switch. This makes him even more evil than Chase or Wuya since both were shown to have at least some good chi to gain or lose.
  • Mad Scientist: In "Wu Got The Power".
  • Manipulative Bastard: Rivals Chase Young in this area, but does so from a different angle. While Chase sets up scenarios in advance that enable him to get the monks to do what he wants, Hannibal prefers a more direct approach by directly attacking the Fatal Flaw of his target.
  • Mobile-Suit Human: His giant, spiky armor which he first appears in, but is afterward revealed to be a bean. It appears again a couple of times in season 3.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: The Xiaolin Monks didn't really think of him as a threat due to him being a bean...and then he outmaneuvered them by getting them to set him free and defeating them in combat.
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: As small as a real bean, but is capable of great physical strength and speed, able to tear through Jack's robots in an instant and manhandle the Xiaolin Monks while mocking their efforts as an exercise.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Has yellow eyes with red irises.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: He was trapped in the Ying Yang World by Chase until he tricked the monks into freeing him.
  • Slasher Smile: His default expression, complete with [1].
  • Spikes of Villainy: On his armor.
  • Transformation Trinket: The Moby Morpher.
  • Weapon of Choice: The Moby Morpher which he exclusively used in the series to alter his size and appearance.
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    Shadow 

Shadow

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Voiced by: Jennifer Hale

Chase Young's newest disciple, first appearing in Xiaolin Chronicles. She helps Chase in his plot to destroy the Xiaolin Temple by infiltrating as a potential apprentice named Willow.


  • American Accents: Her Southern accent as Willow.
  • Awesome Aussie: Speaks with a stereotypical Australian accent.
  • Casting a Shadow
  • Dark Action Girl
  • Dark Is Evil
  • The Dragon: To Chase Young in Chronicles.
  • Extreme Omnivore: Her usual diet is insects. She also destroys one of Jack's spy cameras by snatching it up with her tongue and chomping down on it, and it doesn't look like all the pieces fall to the ground.
  • I Have Many Names: She calls herself the "Mighty Shadow" without any indication that's her real name. Ping Pong calls her "La femme brune" (the dark-haired girl) and "La grand ombre" (the big shadow).
  • Incest Subtext: Shadow was born and created directly from Chase's body after he tore out one of his own ribs which transformed into a baby Shadow which grew into her current form. None of this stops her from flirting with Chase, wanting to be his Queen, and becoming jealous over his affections. She even partially lampshaded the trope when she joked how calling him "Papa" hardly seemed appropriate.
  • Light Is Not Good: While in her Willow disguise.
  • The Magnificent: The "Mighty" Shadow.
  • The Mole: As Willow.
  • Overly Long Tongue: Which is bright green for some reason.
  • The Starscream: Has some doubts on what her identity is, and begins to doubt Chase due to his increasing number of failures. The latter ultimately comes to a head in Chase Lays An Egg, where she decides to destroy the titular egg after seeing it bring out Chase's Papa Wolf tendencies. After a battle with Chase and losing a showdown against Omi for the egg, she retreats, officially defecting from Chase's side.
  • The Vamp
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has blue hair.
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