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The Good Guys

    Valerie Payne 
An ordinary 23-year-old university student who takes a job as a shop assistant in Uncle's Rare Finds.
  • Action Survivor: She's not an adventurer/fighter as much as the Chans, but she gets by with her resourcefulness.
  • Arbitrary Skepticism: After everything she's experienced, Valerie doesn't believe Uncle about a comet shower signaling an awakening of dark chi and regrets her short-sightedness afterwards.
  • Batter Up!: If Valerie isn't using a broom as a weapon, she uses a baseball bat.
  • Berserk Button: She doesn't take kindly to disrespectful treatment of books or the attempts to hurt any of her extended family.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She displays several times utter fury that can rival that of Shendu, and it shocks not only others but herself as well.
  • Big Sister Instinct: Jade's well-being is one of the quickest ways to motive her. She's even ready to offer herself to Shendu in exchange for his help in rescuing Jade.
  • Broomstick Quarterstaff: She has a habit of picking up a broom as an improvised weapon.
  • By the Hair: She's several times pulled from her hair by Shendu, Hak Foo and Bai Tza.
  • Character Development: Valerie realizes how much she has changed in the six months she has known Chans when she takes matters into her own hands in order to rescue Jade from Hsi Wu; instead of bursting into tears like she would have done before, she's acting with determined anger.
  • Combat Pragmatist: She doesn't have much combat training, so she uses whatever she can to get by, like biting Tohru's neck in order to free herself from his bear hug or striking Hak Foo and Shendu (or actually Valmont) below the belt.
  • Cute Bookworm: This becomes combined with Badass Bookworm over time.
  • Cuteness Proximity: She becomes unusually girly when Shendu is turned into a rabbit.
  • Daddy's Girl: She was much closer to her father than her mother, and her father's death has affected her greatly.
  • Facepalm: Does this whenever a member of her extended family says or does something that doesn't help with the situation in hand.
  • Fainting:
    • This happens to her in the first chapter of The Ultimate Evil after the following chain of events; first Jade proves that magic exists by using the Rabbit Talisman, then the Enforcers appear to try and kidnap the girl immediately thereafter, Valerie fights them despite having no experience, and finally, Jackie jumps easily with a flip from the second floor and scares the Enforcers away.
    • She faints again when she sees Jackie's Yin and Yang halves for the first time.
  • Family Eye Resemblance: She has the crystal blue eyes of Lo Pei's daughter Lo Mei but looks nothing like her otherwise.
  • Groin Attack: She gives this to Hak Foo in their first confrontation, naming the move as "horse kicks for the crown jewels". She does this again in the Tibetian temple to free herself from Shendu's grasp.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She has wheat-colored hair and is one of the main protagonists.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Her crystal blue eyes spark like clear water in a similar way to the eyes of Lo Pei's daughter Lo Mei.
  • Morality Pet: While Shendu's largely as cruel and vile as in canon, he does at times go out of his way to make Valerie happy, like helping in rescuing Jade.
  • Ms. Vice Girl: While a heroic character, Valerie tends to hide some important things from the Chans. Those things include her relationship with Shendu and Jade's status as Hsi Wu's Other.
  • Not So Different: As the stories progress, Valerie exhibits some similarities to Shendu. Even though she trusts the Chans, she continuously lies to them in regards to herself and Shendu. She can also be frightening in anger and willing to do anything in her determination.
  • Only Sane Woman: She feels at times that her extended family (who all have quirks) might turn her grey before she reaches her thirties.
  • Save the Villain: She saves Shendu from drowning by pulling an Underwater Kiss on him.
  • Synchronization:
    • When Shendu is knocked unconscious by prolonged contact with the Pan'Ku Box, Valerie feels briefly his pain in the back of her head.
    • The scar gained from the binding ceremony in the rewritten reality tends to flare in pain when something significant happens.
  • Sympathy for the Devil: At the end of The Ultimate Evil, Valerie cannot help but feel sorry for Shendu who's trapped in the Netherworld as a lifeless spirit, for she acknowledges that while he has done horrible things, he loves her and committed some of his acts for her.
  • Title Drop: At the end of The Ultimate Evil, Valerie uses the title in regards to what she was like in the altered reality.
    Valerie: I was just so caught up in my own love story that I ignored the suffering and misery of my own species… My father once told me something… evil is not the act, but those who stand by and watch. Shendu committed unspeakable horrors, but I did nothing. I committed the ultimate evil by simply allowing it to happen.
  • Took a Level in Badass: The more time she's involved in the Chans' adventures, the better she gets with holding her own. Eventually she gets Jackie to teach her martial arts.
  • Woman Scorned: The alternate reality version of Valerie is loyal to Shendu, but when she overhears his confession of having altered both the reality and her memories, she confronts him in righteous anger that unnerves him.

    Lo Pei 
A sacred warrior of the Ling Dynasty who overthrew, imprisoned and depowered Shendu nine hundred years ago when his daughter Lo Mei was forced to become Shendu's bride. His bloodline continued through his son down to Valerie.
  • Adaptation Expansion: He's a bit more significant character than in the cartoon due to being one of the heroes' ancestor.
  • Heartbroken Badass: His wife died in childbirth, leaving him to raise their two children under a demon's tyrannical rule by himself. His beloved daughter was forcibly taken as a bride by said tyrant and Pei gathered an army to try and save her. While he managed to overthrow Shendu and imprison him, he couldn't save Mei in time.
  • Papa Wolf: It took the act of his daughter being taken forcibly as a bride for Pei to gather an army to overthrow Shendu.
  • Parents Know Their Children: Pei's Living Statue refers to this trope when he believes Valerie to be Mei concealing herself with magic, saying that he can recognize his daughter's eyes anywhere. However, he's not completely mistaken; Valerie is Pei's descendant by 36 generations.
  • Posthumous Character: His impact to the present is bigger than in the source material for the value of being an ancestor to one of the protagonists.
  • Pyrrhic Victory: His successful overthrow and imprisonment of Shendu was sour because his beloved daughter died in the process.

    Nataline "Nat" Homato 
A member of a Japanese demon hunter family who takes interest in the Chans' conflict against the Demon Sorcerers.
  • Action Girl: She has been trained by her family to fight against demons.
  • Arbitrary Skepticism: Despite being raised by Japanese demon hunters, Nat didn't believe in the existence of the Oni due to their millennium of absence.
  • The Bus Came Back: Leaves at the end of the Demon Portal arc and returns at the 7th chapter of The Stronger Evil.
  • But Now I Must Go: After all the eight Demon Sorcerers have been resealed in the Netherworld, Nat parts ways with the Chans, but promises to assist if they need help against demons in the future.
  • Chain Pain: One of her weapons is a chain from which protective symbols dangle.
  • Dead Person On Display: In the rewritten reality, Nat's body hangs from Hong Kong's wall as a warning to any human slave who thinks about rebelling against Shendu and his siblings.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: With Valerie and the Chans after they stop Bai Tza from flooding San Francisco.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: She dresses in black and loose leather clothes.
  • Hunter of Monsters: Described by Valerie as the long lost cousin of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She's unused to teamwork, quick to jump to conclusions, argumentative and ready to kill not only demons, but humans as well. However, she wants to keep the world safe from demons, has warm ties to her family regardless of her distance from them and slowly warms up to the Chans and Valerie.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: She uses a katana as her main weapon.
  • Neat Freak: She's shown to be this when she's staying at Valerie's flat.
  • Pragmatic Hero: She doesn't discount killing humans if she thinks the world can be kept safe from demons that way.
  • Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: An anti-heroic demon hunter with red hair and green eyes.
  • Sixth Ranger: She teams up with the Chans when they're trying to imprison Bai Tza and returns during the quest for the demon chis.
  • Snark-to-Snark Combat: She makes it a habit to compete with Valerie with a sarcastic tongue.
  • Walking Armory: As a demon hunter, she requires more than one weapon to be at reach.

    Guardian of the Book of Ages 
A powerful entity who guards the Book of Ages. He appears as an old aboriginal man.
  • Berserk Button: When Shendu accuses the Guardian of lying, the latter accentuates his anger with glowing white eyes and a booming voice.
  • The Bus Came Back: He leaves the story after the Demon World arc ends. It's justified by the fact that he allows the temple's gate to be lost to time. In the 16th chapter of the sequel, Shendu and Valerie contact him for information about the whereabouts of Tiamat.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Is known only as the Guardian.
  • Good Is Not Soft: The Guardian is a gentle and wise man, but he won't go easy on evil entities who'd abuse the Book's power.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: His eyes glow white twice in the sequel; first when Shendu's accusation of him lying angers him, and secondly when he sends Valerie and Shendu to the Rocky Mountains.
  • Gray Eyes: He's a powerful magical being in the skin of an aboriginal, gray-eyed shaman.
  • Lean and Mean: Inverted. He's tall and skinny, but not evil at all.
  • Loincloth: Wears nothing but a loincloth and a red headband.
  • MacGuffin Guardian: He tests all who enter the temple containing the Book before allowing them to inspect the Book. Anyone who'd use it for ill purposes will be killed.
  • Pragmatic Adaptation: The Guardian himself is this to correct the canon lack of a guardian you'd think a powerful artifact like the Book of Ages should have.
  • Reality Warper: He's apparently powerful enough to erase from existence anyone who'd use the Book for evil purposes, including the Demon Sorcerers. After the reality is restored, he uses the Book to make spirits unable to travel from the Netherworld and the temple's gateway to be lost to time.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: He gives in the sequel a short yet concise one to Shendu and Valerie about how little they trust each other even though they're bonded as Others.
    The Guardian: You claim to be completed. But neither of you are willing to be one. It seems your journey to Tiamat must start with yourselves.
  • The Shadow Knows: His second test to Valerie has him turning his staff into an inland taipan. She passes the test by noticing that his shadow is holding a staff instead of a snake.
  • The Three Trials: He screens this way everyone who enter the temple. He first inspects Valerie's heart through touch. He then tests her mind by presenting her a snake that's only an illusion. Lastly, he tests her spirit by having her look into his fire and see something. With Valerie having passed the tests, he allows her to go to the Book, allowing Shendu to tamper with it before he can be stopped.
  • Time Abyss: Being the guardian of the book that has recorded everything since the dawn of time, he's obviously even older than he looks like. He also knew Tiamat personally.
  • Tribal Face Paint: He has white and grey facepaint as a part of his aboriginal appearance.
  • Unwilling Suspension: After Shendu has rewritten the world, the Guardian is left imprisoned in the Book's chamber and suspended by chains.


The Bad Guys


  • Adaptation Origin Connection: He controlled one of Tarakudo's Shadowkhan armies, and the Oni King was aware of that, but the series didn't give any more history between them. The Stronger Evil establishes that Shendu and his siblings fought against Tarakudo and sealed him in the Shadowrealm, giving the Oni King a personal reason to go after Shendu after he's released.
  • And Now You Must Marry Me:
    • After he's restored and he returns to his old fortress in Hong Kong, he takes Valerie with him and intends to make her his queen after he's had his revenge.
    • He also took Lo Mei forcibly as his bride nine centuries ago, prompting Lo Pei to raise up the rebellion that led to Shendu's first petrifaction.
  • Antagonist Title: He's called "the Ultimate Evil" by Lo Pei.
  • Badass Boast: Gives Tarakudo one during their Beam-O-War.
    "Do you feel it - shadow-worm?! That is a smidgen of the force of true power! Savour this small glimpse of hope you have. For it is only this stone casing which restricts me from tearing you asunder. If I were free of this skin, you would be in trouble."
  • Berserk Button: Don't mess with his "belongings", including Valerie. That includes something so little as kissing her.
  • Big Bad: Just like in the show, the Chan family is trying to stop the resurrection of him (without knowing it) and later the release of his siblings to the mortal world in The Ultimate Evil.
  • Bridal Carry: He takes Valerie away from her trashed apartment this way after she's nearly killed by Hak Foo.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: He comes close to attacking Valerie's friend David for kissing her.
  • Demonic Possession: He does this to Jade and Valmont in accordance to the canon plot. He later does this to Valerie in order to get to the Book of Ages.
  • Demon Lords and Archdevils: Like his siblings, he is one of these.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: Though he can't even get drunk, Shendu indulges in a bottle of whiskey because of the disappointment in finding from the Babylonian artifact the answers he seeks in regards to the whereabouts of his mother Tiamat.
  • Entitled to Have You: He considers himself to have the exclusive right over his Other Valerie.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Shendu's affection toward Valerie is genuine, and he does at times go out of his way for her.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: While he has in the past forced himself sexually on many mortal women, his growing love toward Valerie makes him wanting her to give herself to him willingly.
  • Evil Laugh: He gives one to the Chans when they meet him again while he's possessing Valerie's body.
  • Evil Overlooker: He's featured in the original cover of The Ultimate Evil, overlooking Valerie through flames.
  • Evil Sorcerer: And a demon one at that.
  • Evil vs. Evil: He fought with his siblings against Tarakudo and his Shadowkhan armies, imprisoning the Oni King to the Shadowrealm. Following Tarakudo's release, Shendu becomes one of his targets in his petrified state.
  • Evil Virtues: Valerie admits in the sequel that she secretly admires Shendu's determination. She only wishes he wouldn't be so heedless of others' welfare while pursuing his goals.
  • Horny Devils: Shendu had concubines before his imprisonment.
  • Hypnotize the Princess: As part of his reality rewrites, Shendu has Valerie to have lived her adulthood as his betrothed and away from human contact. She's quite affectionate with him and they're married and bound together before the reality's restored.
  • I Gave My Word: While as deceitful as ever, Shendu keeps the promises he gives Valerie for the most part.
  • I Love You Because I Can't Control You: Despite his annoyance at how it isn't easy to sway Valerie, Shendu likes the way she's bold enough to exchange verbal barbs with him. The interactions with her rewritten, more demure version make him realize he misses her spunk.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch:
    • Shendu punishes Hak Foo for nearly killing Valerie through extreme physical torture.
    • After Bai Tza's attempt to flood San Francisco fails, Shendu tortures Valmont mentally for rendering him unconscious by touching the Pan'Ku Box.
    • In the beginning of the sequel, Shendu brutally kills Daolon Wong after the dark wizard shoots Valerie.
  • Jabba Table Manners: He tells Valerie that she'd feel sick if she saw how and what he eats in his normal form.
  • Laser-Guided Tyke-Bomb: He and his siblings are revealed to have been birthed by Tiamat to cause destruction upon the humanity as revenge for the death of her husband and Other Apsu. Though they did that to please her, she afterwards went into exile out of shame.
  • Make an Example of Them:
    • After the Dark Hand fails to steal the Talismans from Lo Pei's Living Statue, Shendu burns Valmont's secretary to death as a warning to avoid further failures.
    • After Hak Foo nearly kills Valerie, Shendu punishes him through extreme torture, letting him live only because he's the least incompetent of the Enforcers. He makes the others witness it to make it clear for all of them once and for all that Valerie is not to be harmed.
    • In the rewritten reality, Shendu has placed the body of Nat on the wall in the outskirts of Hong Kong as a warning to humans never to defy the demons.
  • Mr. Exposition: While imprisoned during The Stronger Evil, Shendu provides the heroes information on Tarakudo and the Oni.
  • Never Gets Drunk: Shendu is type 3; as a demon of fire, he literally burns off the human liquor before it has a chance to soak in.
  • Perverted Sniffing: He takes his moments to enjoy Valerie's scent.
  • Physical God: A successful binding with Valerie empowers Shendu beyond not only the J-Team's ability to handle, but his own siblings. Bai Tza is barely given a chance to try to kill Valerie before she is flown into the wall and bound by Shendu.
  • Really 700 Years Old: He eventually reveals that if his memory is correct, he'll be 1500 years old in a decade or two.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: He's sealed in his statue form for the first part of The Ultimate Evil and returns to this status soon after his resurrection in The Stronger Evil. This ends thanks to unintentional aid from Valerie.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: His growing love toward Valerie makes him unwilling to have sex with any other woman.
  • Sins of Our Fathers: As per canon, he wants to destroy all of Asia as revenge for his imprisonment nine centuries ago. Also, he's initially interested in Valerie only because she's an opportunity to exact revenge on her ancestor Lo Pei. However, the discovery of her being his Other makes Shendu abandon this motive.
  • Sizeshifter: When he has his true form, Shendu is able to make himself larger or smaller to a degree with his magic.
  • Sorcerous Overlord: Was this in ancient China, and returns to this after rewriting history.
  • Stalker with a Crush: While he's sealed in his statue form, he makes it a habit to use the Sheep Talisman to wander around in his astral form and keep an eye out for Valerie.
  • Synchronization: When Valerie is injured in face by the Dragon Talisman's fire, Shendu feels briefly her pain in his face. When she later falls and cuts her palm, he becomes stiff in Valmont's body until she bandages her wound.
  • Talking in Your Dreams: He enters twice Valerie's dreams through his astral form and speaks to her without revealing his identity.
  • Tuck and Cover: He uses his true form's Nigh-Invulnerability to prevent Valerie from being harmed by projectiles.
  • Ultimate Evil: It's his title, as Lo Pei claims, and arguably the title of the rest of the demon clan as well.
  • Villainous Crush: The one he has on Valerie drives the main plot of the stories.
  • Villainous Rescue: He pulls this on Valerie repeatedly.
  • Villain Protagonist: He's one of the main characters, and his POV gains as much of attention as those of Valerie and the Chans.
  • Wicked Cultured: Shendu is highly knowing and makes it a habit to write love letters to Valerie, calling romanticism in letter writing a fading art in the modern age. He doesn't practice reading without purpose, but he does read the classics he stole for Valerie during her time in the fish cannery.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He attempts to kill Jade by squeezing her in the climax of The Ultimate Evil.

    The Dark Hand 

  • Calling Your Attacks: Hak Foo, naturally. Valerie finds it extremely annoying.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: Hak Foo endures this from Shendu as punishment for attacking and nearly killing Valerie.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: The Enforcers are shocked to discover how deep Shendu's interest in Valerie is. With Valmont it is subverted because his disgust is not born out of ethical reasons but the humiliation of his body being used to put the moves on a woman he's not himself attracted toward.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Valmont is unable to wrap his head around the thought of someone like Shendu becoming infatuated with Valerie, whom Valmont considers to be a plain-looking bookworm. When he sees Valerie in a black dress, he mocks her by claiming it to almost help him understand Shendu's lust, prompting her to slap him for regarding Shendu to be so petty.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: When Shendu's taken by the corrupted Jade's Shadowkhan, Valerie demands the Enforcers to bring her to Jade. Unsympathetic to her worry over Jade, they refuse to risk Shendu's wrath by taking her away from the fish cannery and lock her up. However, Finn righteously points out that they don't even know where the Shadowkhan have taken Shendu, and considering that they had to witness Hak Foo's painful punishment, they can't be blamed for not wanting to earn Shendu's ire through disobedience. Besides, Valerie was still recovering from her wounds, so it wouldn't have been wise for her to accompany Shendu to the confrontation in Section 13.
  • Kick the Dog:
    • Valmont injures Valerie with the Dragon Talisman when he's about to blast Jackie and she comes between them to plead.
    • When Hak Foo believes the Demon Archive to be in Valerie's apartment, he attacks her there, injures her severely and callously leaves her to die.
  • Manchild: Ratso. Over time Shendu starts suspecting that the big thug is a child in the skin of an adult.
  • Put on a Bus: After the quest for the Noble Animals is over, the Enforcers are incarcerated, and the plot alterations caused by Daolon Wong's death prevent them for being available as Drago or Tarakudo's henchmen. Nothing's heard of Valmont either after Shendu's exorcised from his body.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: As per canon, Finn, Ratso and Chow leave Valmont and Shendu when Bai Tza decides to flood San Francisco.
  • Squick: Valmont is In-Universe disgusted to be aware of Shendu using his body to kiss a woman whom Valmont himself feels no attraction toward. invoked

    Demon Sorcerers 

  • Adaptation Origin Connection: They weren't known to have any history with Tarakudo and the Shadowkhan in the series. It's revealed in The Stronger Evil that they united against the Oni when they decided Tarakudo was becoming too much of a threat after he had taken from Po Kong the dominance of Japan.
  • Demon Lords and Archdevils: Essentially one of the greatest — if not THE greatest — evils of the world, representing the darkness of Bagua and having been opposed by humans.
  • Disappeared Dad: Their father Typhon died shortly after the youngest of them was born. It probably wasn't much of an impact on any of them because he never attempted to form attachments with his offspring.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Tso Lan says that while the other Demon Sorcerers are not pleased with the existence of Shendu's human Other, they might be able to understand if their brother just wanted to bind Valerie to himself or even sleep with her once or twice. It is his deeper attachment and his decision to marry her what are escaping their comprehension.
  • Evil Sorcerer: Runs in the family.
  • Evil vs. Evil: After Tarakudo conquered Japan from Po Kong with his Shadowkhan armies, she and the rest of the Demon Sorcerers fought against him, culminating in his imprisonment to the Shadowrealm.
  • Fantastic Racism: They consider humans to be below them in every way. Bai Tza and Tchang Zu in particular are disgusted by the fact that Shendu's Other is a human female and are eager to eliminate Valerie before their brother can claim her.
  • Fraternal Twins: Bai Tza is revealed to be Shendu's twin, for water and fire are both opposites and equals.
  • Horny Devils: It's been hinted that the male members of the demon clan, much like Shendu, have kept concubines as well.
  • Hypocrite: When Tchang Zu says that Shendu had better not desire more than power from Valerie, Hsi Wu reminds him to have engaged in carnal desires as well.
  • Jabba Table Manners: Valerie of the rewritten reality finds Tso Lan's eating habits to be as nauseating as Shendu's, even though she has gotten used to it.
  • Laser-Guided Tyke-Bomb: They and Shendu were birthed by Tiamat and cast into the world to spread destruction as revenge for the death of her husband and Other Apsu. They were happy to please their mother that way, but she afterwards went into exile out of shame.
  • Missing Mom: Their mother Tiamat hid herself out of shame after they first started wreaking havoc in the world on her behalf.
  • My Significance Sense Is Tingling: They feel the activation of their chi fragments in the form of powerful chi waves from the Netherworld. Hsi Wu in turn feels through his Other-bond with Jade when she's turned back into the Queen of the Shadowkhan.
  • Never My Fault: They've spent their time in the Netherworld blaming Shendu and each other ever since the Demon World arc.
  • No-Sell: Bai Tza is not affected anyhow when Nataline tries to hurt her by touching her with a crucifix.
  • Really 700 Years Old: They were all born with Shendu about 1500 years ago, with only a year or two between each of them.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Just like in canon, they are trapped in the Netherworld.
  • Sorcerous Overlord: Again, they were textbook examples of the trope in the ancient world, only to get opposed and sealed off by the Eight Immortals. They return to power in the history rewrite.
  • Synchronization: Hsi Wu with Jade, since he's her Other. He's not exactly happy when he senses her being turned into the Queen of the Shadowkhan again.
  • This Cannot Be!: Bai Tza reacts this way when she learns that Shendu has found his Other in the form of a human female.
  • To Serve Man: Po Kong, of course. In addition to that, Xiao Fung exhibits interest in eating Valerie for snatch during his brief time of freedom.

    Daolon Wong 

  • Adaptational Early Appearance: He first appeared in one of the 2nd season's filler episodes that took place after the Demon World duology. In The Ultimate Evil, he makes a cameo appearance during the Demon World section.
  • Asshole Victim: Wong's murder attempt on Valerie combined with his canon sins before that leaves no one sad about his violent death.
  • The Cameo: He makes a brief appearance in the Demon World part of The Ultimate Evil as the monk who oversees the binding ceremony between Shendu and Valerie.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: He's slammed into the ground repeatedly until he's a bloody pulp, and then what's left is teared in half.
  • Death by Adaptation: He's killed by Shendu before the Demon Sorcerer's turned back to stone at the ending of the Noble Animal quest.
  • Evil Is Petty: He tries to kill a woman he met only hours earlier just to have revenge on Shendu.
  • Evil Makes You Ugly: It's stated that Wong looks like he does because the constant use of dark magic has drained and twisted his body.
  • Karmic Death: Wong is killed by the very demon he resurrected and whose wrath he ignited by trying to kill Valerie as revenge.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Wong brought his death upon himself for his lack of foresight; after losing his powers, he steals a gun and shoots Valerie in front of the full-powered Shendu while standing in plain view atop a van. Instead of trying to use the resulting shock from everyone's part to make an escape attempt, he just gloats in the Demon Sorcerer's face.



  • Abhorrent Admirer: Invoked; Drago flirts with Nat because he likes grossing her out. He does develop a crush on her over time, though.
  • Adaptational Early Appearance: He first appeared in one of the 4th season's filler episodes long after Tarakudo made his first appearance. In The Stronger Evil, he appears before the Oni King, and his demon chi arc commences before the Oni Mask arc.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Drago tells Nat that he last saw the mother of his own time when he was ten and barely knew his father until he was seventeen. He was raised by someone else for those seven years and afterwards tried unsuccessfully to gain the approval of the father who had become colder and more unforgiving.
  • Enemy Mine: Drago fights with the J-Team against Tarakudo, and he later forms with them an uneasy alliance to make sure Shendu isn't doing anything bad to Valerie.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Apparently he has no ill memories of his mother Valerie, and he avoids hurting her present version during fights.
  • Evil Is Not a Toy: Drago tries to summon the Shadowkhan and ends up releasing Tarakudo.
  • Family Eye Resemblance: According to Drago's father, his eyes are shaped exactly like those of his mother.
  • Freudian Excuse: As Shendu notes, Drago has carried to the present the bitterness he has experienced in his own time, and now he's trying to claim the demon chis to prove something.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Is Valerie's son in addition to Shendu's.
  • Human Mom, Non-Human Dad: While it's never been a secret that Drago's father is the Demon Sorcerer of Fire, he's given a human mother in this version.
  • Hybrid Power: According to Shendu, Drago's natural balance between light and dark chi (the result of being an offspring of paired Others) makes him able to absorb and use his aunts and uncles' chis without being warped or overwhelmed. He's also immune against spells meant to ward off beings who are fully made of dark chi.
  • Irony: Shendu tells Valerie in The Ultimate Evil that he decided to father a legacy through a human female because any offspring birthed by a demon or any other supernatural entity might become powerful enough to surpass him. Their future son Drago comes along in the sequel and is revealed to, despite being a half-demon, have a natural balance of light and dark chi that makes him able to bond with his uncles and aunts' chis without being overwhelmed by them, a result of being an offspring of two bonded Others. He also exhibits interest in using the chis to challenge his grandmother Tiamat over her divine place on Earth.
  • Never My Fault: After accidentally releasing Tarakudo, Drago blames his father for not telling anyhow that using demon blood would be the catalyst needed to free the king of all Shadowkhan.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: After Tarakudo takes the Ice Crew for himself, Drago breaks into Section 13 to demand answers from his father and completely ignores the demon chis, surprising the entire J-Team.
  • The Power of Blood: While trying to summon the Shadowkhan, Drago uses the power provided by his demon blood — the very thing needed to release Tarakudo. He later uses his blood in a locator spell to find his mother.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Apparently has a very poor relationship with Shendu in his own time. And doesn't have a better one with him in the present, either.
  • Yin-Yang Bomb: His chi is exceptionally potent, due to being the child of paired Others.


  • Adaptational Badass: The original Tarakudo wasn't known to have conflicted with any of the Demon Sorcerers. In the fics' backstory, he and his army managed to wrestle the control of Japan from Po Kong, and the Demon Sorcerers deemed his growing influence threatening enough for all eight of them to unite against him. After he weakened himself by getting rid of his physical form, Shendu was lent power by his siblings to fight and banish the Oni King into the Shadowrealm.
  • Adaptational Early Appearance: Inverted; he appeared before Drago and the Ice Crew in the series, but The Stronger Evil makes him appear after them.
  • Adaptation Origin Connection:
    • In the original series, Tarakudo was aware that Shendu controlled one of his Shadowkhan armies, but he's not revealed to have any other history with the Fire Demon or the other Demon Sorcerers. In the backstory of these fics, the Demon Sorcerers fought together against Tarakudo's Shadowkhan armies and were instrumental in imprisoning him to the Shadowrealm, giving the Oni King a personal grudge to go after Shendu who's petrified.
    • Tarakudo never met Drago or the Ice Crew in the series. Drago unwittingly releases him in The Stronger Evil, and Tarakudo earns his ire by taking the Ice Crew as his henchmen.
  • Affably Evil: He views Jade trying to steal the control over the Shadowkhan through his mark not as competition but as an opportunity to christen a potential protégé into dark forces.
  • Evil vs. Evil: Tarakudo brought upon himself the combined might of the Demon Sorcerers by conquering Japan from Po Kong, culminating in his imprisonment. When he's freed by Drago, he makes Shendu's son his enemy by stealing the Ice Crew from him. Also, as soon as he learns of Shendu's current predicament, he decides to have his revenge on the Fire Demon.
  • Manipulative Bastard: After he forcibly turns Jade back into the Queen of the Shadowkhan through his mark, he convinces her to swear allegiance to him by playing on her perceptions of being held back and ignored that have been amplified by the dark magic.
  • Psychic Strangle: He uses his telekinetic powers to give Valerie this during their first encounter, with Drago's interference saving her.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Following his Generals' imprisonment inside the Oni Masks, Tarakudo was sealed in the Shadowrealm by the Demon Sorcerers a millennium ago. He's freed by Drago using the very thing needed to release him — demon blood — to summon the Shadowkhan.


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