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The Xiaolin Temple was founded by Grand Master Dashi, who defeated Wuya with the help of his mystical Shen Gong Wu. Following her defeat, a lineage of Xiaolin Dragons came about to protect the world and the Shen Gong Wu from falling into the wrong hands.

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The Xiaolin Dragons

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  • Action Girl: Kimiko is the only female character among them, but is just as capable and badass as the others.
  • Attack Pattern Alpha: In the first series, Dragon X Kumei Formation and then later, Wudai Orion Formation. In the second series, Shoku Star Formation.note 
  • Badass Crew: Despite being small and presumably young, the monks are skilled fighters that can defeat an army of robots sent after them - and this is before taking consideration of their elemental powers.
  • Big, Thin, Short Trio: Clay (big), Raimundo (thin), and Kimiko (short). There’s also Clay (big), Kimiko (thin), and Omi/Ping Pong (short).
  • Color-Coded Elements: As evidenced by stock footage and both combination attacks in the first series: Water (blue), Fire (red), Earth (green), and Wind (white).
  • Color-Coded Characters: The second series goes even further by associating each monk with a specific color in their Showdown attire, action sequences and so on. Omi is cyan, Raimundo is blue, Kimiko is pink/magenta, Clay is orange/gold, and Ping Pong is green.note 
  • The Chosen One: All four (then five) were chosen to be Xiaolin Dragons, although Omi initially believe he was the only chosen one.
  • Combination Attack:
    • When the monks are promoted to Xiaolin Apprentices, they learn the Dragon X Kumei Formation, which allows them to fight together in unison, and bring out the full potential of their abilities.
    • Upon promotion to Wudai Warriors, they learn the Wudai Orion Formation, which is similar to the previous one, except the monks transform into what seems to be living energy, with aura-colored outlines to boot.
    • Once becoming Shoku Warriors, the monks learn the Shoku Star Formation, however the ability of this has never been shown to its full extent in Chronicles.
  • Elemental Powers: Each monk has an element they control, (Water, Fire, Earth, Wind and Wood) which derive both from Western culture and the Chinese Wheel of elements.
  • Family-Unfriendly Death: In the first part of the finale, the now elderly monks, after recovering the Sands of Time, they are ambushed by Jack and his bots. Master Fung and Clay are vaporized by lazors, Kimiko is grabbed and is implied to be pulled into halves and Raimundo gets stomped to death. We don't see it, but Omi does, and he breaks down crying after being forced to leave them.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Initially, the monks didn’t tolerate each other that much and their bickering almost did them in with an early episode in Showdown. However, by the end of season two of the same series, they’re more than willing to protect and defend each other at the drop of a pin.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Omi (melancholic), Raimundo (sanguine), Kimiko (choleric), and Clay (phlegmatic).
  • True Companions: The monks gradually evolve into this over the course of the first series and is more or less cemented by the time of Chronicles.
  • Vague Age:
    • In the original series, none of the monks have their ages stated, not even from supplemental materials or the creator’s official word. While it's clear that Omi is a child, the other three monks are sometimes depicted acting like teenagers but then are shown playing with toys and action figures like children.
    • The reboot combines this with Artistic Age regarding the character redesigns: Kimiko and Raimundo now look distinctly teenage while Clay could be easily mistaken for an adult. However, none of their ages are stated, even when Kimiko celebrates her birthday in one episode.
    • For the most part, it's presumed Clay is the oldest, while Omi and Ping Pong are the youngest.

    Omi 

Omi

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"Welcome, my new and strangely attired friends!"

Voiced by: Tara Strong

The precocious Dragon of Water, Omi believes himself to be the greatest Xiaolin warrior and the leader of the team; indeed, he believes himself to be the greatest warrior on the planet, period. Socially inept and comically oblivious, Omi's flaws are many—but his youth, his deep and abiding love of his friends, and his actual combat prowess make him lovable anyway.

According to the Bird of Paradise, his finest quality is loyalty.


  • Adorkable: His social ineptitude in the first episodes, lack of street smarts, and habit of butchering slangs qualify him for this.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Bright yellow, in contrast to his fellows' more normal skin-tones.
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: A Kung Fu genius, but his ego just gets bigger as the series goes on.
  • Badass Adorable: Despite his social ineptitude and occasionally grievous mistakes, this kid is adorable and knows how to kick some ass.
  • Bald of Awesome: The only one who is bald and the most skilled at martial arts in the beggining due to living his whole life at the temple, although the others are soon able to catch up with him.
  • Bald of Evil :He becomes one during his short time on the Heylin side.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: This kid might be socially inept and bad with metaphors, but he can still whup your ass.
  • Big Ego, Hidden Depths: Many episodes (particularly ones where the Dragons have strained relations) suggest that Omi fears being alone and believes that if he is perfect, he will be surrounded by adulating friends and admirers.
  • Black Bead Eyes: He has black dots for eyes.
  • Blood Knight: When turned evil by the Ying Yo-Yo.
  • Blunt Metaphors Trauma: Pretty much the Trope Codifier.
  • Break the Haughty: He goes through quite some hell, especially in season 3:
    • In Omi Town, he gets a Yank the Dog's Chain when he's made to believe he finally found his real parents, only for them to be revealed to be nothing but robots disguised to look like his family.
    • In Wu Got the Power, Hannibal exploits his ego by convincing him to get the power of all elements, which ended up in him unwillingly destroying things around him and he was forced to leave the temple in order to not harm his teammates.
    • In Time After Time Part 1, in the Bad Future, he sees his teammates being killed in front of him, which makes him burst into tears.
    • Earlier in season 2, he gets a Heroic BSoD in The Crystal Glasses after he sees through the glasses a Bad Future which shows he's destined to become an Evil Overlord and decides to leave the temple. He later learns this was a trick Vlad (who is working with Jack Spicer) pulled using the Reversing Mirror.
  • Child Prodigy: He's the youngest of the monks, but he's also the most martially skilled and disciplined of the monks in the arts of Xiaolin combat, being able to fight evenly with Chase Young, Master Monk Guan, and Grand Master Dashi against Wuya's army near the end of the Xiaolin Showdown. He's skilled enough that Chase Young tried to turn him to the side of evil strictly because he knew that Omi would become strong enough to defeat him soon despite Chase's own centuries of experience.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Mostly due to his social isolation and youth. Omi can be a bit more awkward with a slightly out of sync thought process
  • Cute Bruiser: He's considered adorable by Kimiko (and many fangirls) because of size and age, but still knows how to kick butt.
  • Elemental Powers
  • Face–Heel Turn: He switches to the Heylin side under Chase when he returns from the Ying Yang World without one of the yoyos and his chi. Even when the monks return his chi, he remains under Chase having sworn loyalty while evil. His friends are able to win back his freedom in a showdown against Chase shortly after.
  • The Fighting Narcissist: A rare heroic example.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Played with. Omi wants desperately to be a Friend to All Living Things and even fits the appropriate character type for it, but animals find him (and his ego) amusing at best. All except squirrels.
  • Funny Foreigner: Averted actually. Omi's awkwardness isn't due to being foreign (most of the cast is in fact not American) but more due to his youth and isolation.
  • Graceful Loser: When Raimundo is made the leader of the Xiaolin Dragons, Omi is at first dejected, but then gives a teary-eyed smile and bows to Raimundo in acceptance.
  • Honor Before Reason: Omi is completely devoted to the way of the Xiaolin monks. This means that he often does incredibly stupid things, including playing into the villains' hands, because he gave his word as a Xiaolin warrior. Interestingly, this seldom overlaps with Chronic Hero Syndrome, as Omi's complete devotion to his duties as a monk can make him hesitant to help people not directly connected to said duties (such as with the old woman in "The Bird of Paradise").
  • Innocent Bigot: To Kimiko. His sexism stems much more from his sheltered upbringing and lack of knowledge than anything else.
  • Insufferable Genius: For all his bragging, Omi is indeed a talented martial artist with more training than the other monks.
  • It's All About Me: His self-centered attitude went against him making him seem hard to like, especially when it came to Raimundo.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: As the most well-trained and experienced of the monks, Omi is this. However, it's made clear, even early on, that the other dragons have more raw power and potential in other areas —
    • Kimiko's a lot faster and wields more firepower (literally and figuratively).
    • Clay's much sturdier and more careful.
    • Raimundo's a better strategist.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite his ego, Omi cares a lot about his friends.
  • Kid-Appeal Character: His yellow skin, combined with the fact that he is the youngest of the monks makes him appealing to kids.
  • The Lancer: At the very end of Showdown, to Raimundo.
  • The Leader: At first. By the final season, Raimundo is much more powerful, intelligent and mature than him, becoming the leader of the dragons instead.
  • Malaproper: Case in point:
    Omi: Not so fast Spicer! He who is last to be laughing laughs most loudly!
    Raimundo: What Omi did to that sentence is what we're going to do to you!
  • Made of Iron: The kid must be made of something pretty damn impressive, because one episode has him travel to the Earth's core, where the temperature is around nine-thousand degrees Farenheit, easily hot enough to roast anyone within seconds.
  • Meaningful Name: Though more than likely an unintentional Bilingual Bonus, Omi is the Yoruba word for "water". Considering it's a Chinese character made by a Chinese creator, it's strange he would have a Nigerian word for a name.
  • Morph Weapon: His Wudai weapon, the Shimo Staff, is a pathetic-looking ice bar that turns out to have similar properties to the Ruyi Jingu Bang.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Omi is usually responsible for a lot of the evil the Xiaolin Dragons face.
  • The Noseless: He doesn't have a nose. Subtly lampshaded when Raimundo tells him that he breathes through his mouth when trying to sneak with The Shroud of Shadows.
  • No Social Skills: Yes though the reason for that changes. Early on in the show, it was mostly because he's so isolated and rather young and childish. His ego does also come into play and he's slowly growing out of it.
  • Odd Name Out: He's the only one of the four monks who has Only One Name, a thing he laments about at the beginning of the episode "Omi Town".
  • Only One Name: As a result of being an orphan and raised by monks, he is never given a surname.
  • Parental Abandonment: Omi was left at the temple and raised by the monks.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Omi weighs about 19 pounds on a scale, but his small stature doesn't make him weak against much taller opponents.
  • Pre Ass Kicking One Liner: "Prepare to suffer a most humiliating defeat!"
  • Pride: His greatest flaw is his pride. Many villains, especially Chase, have been able to exploit him by stroking his ego.
  • Signature Move: Tsunami Strike, Tornado Strike, Wudai/Shoku Neptune: Water/Ice, Leopard Strike, and so on...
  • Slasher Smile: Has one to go along with his BloodKnight behavior when turned evil by the Ying Yo-Yo.
  • Straw Misogynist: Thanks in no small part to his flanderization. He actually isn't intentionally disrespectful towards women, he just doesn't know any better. To be fair, he has never been around any woman before he met Kimiko and his knowledge came from a old 11th century book.
  • Sudden Eye Color: His eyes are usually black, but during the CGI Showdowns in Chronicles, they become brown.
  • Super Senses: His claimed Tiger Sense. Through training, Omi claims he can sense an opponent without using his eyes.
  • Tiny Schoolboy: The Nice Guy and Friend to All Living Things type. Then later becomes the Attention Whore type.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: His pride gets worse with each season and it gets even worse in "Chronicles".
  • Undying Loyalty: According to the Bird of Paradise, his greatest strenght is loyalty. He was proud of his status as a Xiaolin monk as he always kept his word as a monk and was loyal to his comrades.
  • Weapon of Choice: In the first series, Omi’s signature Shen Gong Wu is the Orb of Tornami, followed by the Golden Tiger Claws, and both are replaced when he receives his Wudai Weapon: the Shimo Staff. In the second series, he exclusively uses the Orb of Torpedo, and is shown to be possessive of it.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: His biggest fear is squirrels. Borders on Running Gag, as his fear appears the most times in the series.

    Raimundo Pedrosa 

Raimundo Pedrosa

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Voiced by: Tom Kenny (Showdown), Eric Bauza (Chronicles)

The brash and impulsive Dragon of Wind, Raimundo appears at first glance to be cocky, irresponsible, and lazy, his primary concern being his own amusement. However, beneath his sly, sarcastic exterior hides a serious young man who is fiercely loyal to both his friends and his ideals, but also extremely frustrated with his own perceived failures.

According to the Bird of Paradise, his finest quality is kindness.


  • The Atoner: When he returns to the good side, his remorse causes him to refuse his graduation until he feels he deserves it.
  • Awesome Moment of Crowning: At the end of Showdown, he is elected the leader of the Xiaolin Dragons.
  • Berserk Button: Related to his Chronic Hero Syndrome, Raimundo tends to lose his cool when he sees people being hurt and can't do anything about it which often leads to disaster. Character Development has him control his temper and apply more wisdom and caution while still helping others.
  • Big Ego, Hidden Depths: Rai becomes angry whenever he feels helpless or inadequate, as shown during the events leading to his betrayal. It's straight-up stated in "Dream Stalker" that his lazy, jerk-ish attitude results from his fear of not being good enough and letting others down.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: They're certainly thicker than his teammates, anyway.
  • Blow You Away: His primary element is wind.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Raimundo is shown to be the laziest monk, but when push comes to shove, he can lay a beatdown and shown to create excellent battle strategies. This ends up being a factor in his promotion to be the leader of the monks.
  • Character Development: Receives the most of this of all the monks besides Omi, growing from a lazy and impulsive young boy to a mature and intelligent leader.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: Despite his jerkish tendencies, Raimundo is always the first to put aside the task at hand to help someone in need, regardless of personal risk. However, this seldom overlaps with Honor Before Reason, which is generally reserved for Omi.
  • Closet Geek: He seems to understand Klingon, which suggests that he's probably a Trekkie (slang term for a Star Trek-fan).
  • Cool Sword/Fighting with Chucks: Both the Sword of the Storm/Lucida and the Blade of the Nebula are swords that can manipulate wind and weather (but can't actually slice anything). The Blade of the Nebula can turn into nunchaku for greater control and versatility in wind manipulation.
  • The Corruptible: In the first season. His temporary Face–Heel Turn is the main plot of the first season finale.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Pretty much every word outta his mouth is a quip.
  • Determinator: In the series finale, Hannibal Bean, Wuya, Master Monk Guan and Chase Young have the monks backed up against the wall, and our heroes' chance of victory is slim. But Raimundo isn't giving up yet.
    "No! I didn't come this far to lose! We will find a way to win. It's our destiny."
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: The reason for his Face–Heel Turn at the end of season 1.
  • Face–Heel Turn: He switches to the Heylin at the end of season 1 when Wuya promises him everything he wants. He switches back when he misses his friends and betrays Wuya.
  • Face–Heel Revolving Door: His Face–Heel Turn at the end of season 1. He was also possessed by the Shen Gong Wu acting bizarre during an eclipse in another episode. Later on, he uses this to his advantage in a Batman Gambit with Master Monk Guan to cheat Hannibal Bean out of the Treasure of the Blind Swordsman by faking a Face–Heel Turn.
  • Foreshadowing: He and Grand Master Dashi sharing a voice actor (Tom Kenny), along with their similar personalities, prove to be more than a coincidence at the end of Showdown, when Raimundo is chosen to be the Shoku Warrior.
  • The Hedonist: Said to be as much on the official website, but it's mostly on the surface.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: His weapons of choice are usually swords. It serves as subtle Foreshadowingas he grows from The Lancer to The Leader
  • Implied Love Interest: To Kimiko. They show signs of Belligerent Sexual Tension from the start, and while we never find out what she thinks, he is shown to be crushing on her in "Dream Stalker".
  • In the Hood: His clothes in season one have one, but he only uses it after his Face–Heel Turn. It is then summarily averted with his new outfit in the second season onward. Notably, the second season starts with him trying to redeem himself for his betrayal.
  • I Take Offense to That Last One!: After Raimundo pulls off his secret plan against Hannibal Roy Bean, Master Monk Guan explains why he was chosen instead of Omi. Raimundo's eyes bug out and looks offended when Master Monk Guan called him shady (he called him dark and ruthless before that and rebellious afterward).
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite how sly he can be, he genuinely cares about his friends. It's likely he became the leader at the end of Showdown due to him showing the nobility and leadership qualities.The heart of gold part is made very obvious in episode 9. Omi gets separated from the rest of the Xiaolin Dragons, and when they find him again, Raimundo pulls him up and hugs him profusely while expressing his heartfelt worry and relief, complete with a parodying playing of the violin.
    Raimundo: "You're alive! Don't you ever scare us like that again, we were so worried and I...what? I was worried."
  • The Lancer: Serves this role at first, but becomes The Leader at the very end.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Raimundo has a habit of rushing into a situation without thinking when his friends or loved ones are in danger. He never actually grows out of that but he does get better about having a plan.
  • Lightning Bruiser: By the end, Raimundo outclasses Jack-of-All-Stats Omi, in terms of firepower and speed.
  • Lovable Rogue: The most underhand and sly of the heroes, yet it's part of his charm.
  • Massive Numbered Siblings: He is one of eight siblings.
  • Morality Pet: To Heylin Omi in "Saving Omi". Omi has had all the good in him taken out and has been in a one sided battle with Raimundo and Clay where he was the winner. Omi has Raimundo pinned and at his mercy while he is crushing him with water. Raimundo sheds a tear and Heylin Omi hesitates. This is the only thing to make him hesitate during this battle.
  • Mr. Fanservice: He's quite handsome and has the largest female fanbase out of all the male characters on the show (aside from Jack and Chase).
  • My Friends... and Zoidberg: Starting with the first season's end, Raimundo is treated like this by Omi. Sometimes right in his face. It ends up being the trigger for his betrayal in the first season finale.
  • Never Live It Down: In-Universe example. He is constantly reminded about how he was the last one to make the level of Apprentice, mainly by Omi. For the first part of season 2 Omi would constantly say how he was the only non-apprentice of the Monks, and even after he finally makes it he is always refereed to as "the last one to make apprentice."
  • Security Blanket: "Hey, lots of guys sleep with teddy bears, all right?!"
  • Ship Tease: Has plenty of this with Kimiko as the series progresses, until he's eventually confirmed to have a crush on her.
  • Signature Move: Typhoon Boom, Wudai/Shoku Star/Astral: Wind
  • Smarm Brow: Rai's default expression.
  • The Southpaw: He almost always wields the Sword of the Storms (and later the Blade of Nebula) in his left hand, and is seen writing with said hand in "Time After Time Part One".
  • The Strategist: Showed signs of this early on by coming up with some crafty plans (such as in "PandaTown"), but he especially started to grow into this role in Season 3, and especially in the finale, where all his strategies fix everything Omi messed up.
  • The Rival: To Omi. This mostly appears to be one-sided on Omi's side. Omi gets over it.
  • Took a Level in Badass: His Character Development is a textbook example of this.
  • Weapon of Choice: In the first series, Raimundo's signature Shen Gong Wu is the Sword of the Storm, followed by the Golden Tiger Claws, and some cases, the Eye of Dashi. These are all replaced when he receives his Wudai Weapon: the Blade of the Nebula. In the second series, he exclusively uses the Sword of Lucida.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He's afraid of jellyfish in the first series and of clowns in the second. The latter might be partially due to working at a circus as a child, where he was forced to dress up as a clown while cleaning after the elephants and being laughed at by the monkeys.

    Kimiko Tohomiko 

Kimiko Tohomiko

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"I am so all about absolute focus—and I never met an accessory I couldn't HANDLE!"

Voiced by: Grey DeLisle (Showdown), Jennifer Hale (Chronicles)

The warm-hearted but hot-headed Dragon of Fire, Kimiko is intelligent and independent. The daughter of a wealthy Japanese businessman, she is accustomed to getting what she wants, be it the latest fashions or the newest technology. However, she never uses that as an excuse to tread on people (not that she's never mean), and in truth, she's more interested in proving that she can hold her own as well as the boys.

According to the Bird of Paradise, her finest quality is courage.


  • Action Fashionista: She has a different outfit and hairstyle for almost all her missions, sometimes wearing multiple ensembles in the same episode—she also seems to have more than one copy of certain outfits (but in different coloring schemes).
  • Action Girl: Can easily keep up with rest of the Xiaolin Dragons.
  • Ambiguously Absent Parent: Kimiko's mother is never seen or mentioned, not even in the episode where she introduces Dojo and the boys to her dad.
  • Badass Adorable: She has a very petite frame and wears pigtails in her hair, but she can take on villains with her martial arts skills without breaking a sweat.
  • Berserk Button:
    • She can't stand Jack's flirtations and Omi's oblivious sexism.
    • She's also sometimes annoyed by Clay's Texan slags.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Kimiko deeply cares for others, treats people with kindness, and tends to protect the boys, particularly Omi. That does not make her Hair-Trigger Temper any less terrifying.
  • Big Ego, Hidden Depths: As early as the third episode, it's revealed that Kimiko fears being weak or needing help and wants to prove that she can keep up with the boys.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: The brunette to Katnappe's blonde and Wuya's redhead in later episodes.
  • Blush Sticker: Her cheeks always have a light pink blush.
  • Burning with Anger: Much more prone to this in Chronicles. Though even in the regular series when the boys (especially Omi or Raimundo) piss her off...
  • Cassandra Truth: In the second series, she’s the only one who finds Willow rather fishy, especially when the latter continues to pester everyone about where the Shen Gong Wu are stashed. This leads to Kimiko (along with Ping Pong) discovering that Willow is actually Shadow in disguise. However, the ensuing fight leads Ping Pong captured and Kimiko delirious via the Wuzzy Bunny, making it hard for her convince the others.
  • Closer to Earth: Generally shows a lot more common sense than the boys (mainly Omi and Raimundo).
  • Daddy's Girl: Kimiko's obviously very close to her videogame tycoon father, Toshiro Tohomiko.
  • Demon Head: Usually when she gets angry.
  • The Fashionista: She can up with the craziest of fashion trends, and she wears a new and totally unique outfit every episode (sometimes multiple outfits in a single episode).
  • Flechette Storm: The Arrow Sparrow fires flaming bolts at her enemies. Kimiko being who she is, tends to go for overkill and often rains bolt after bolt of fire arrows.
  • Fragile Speedster/Glass Cannon: Depending on the situation, Kimiko alternates between these.
  • Gamer Chick: She's a big fan of video games, especially the various "Goo Zombies". Unsurprising, given that her dad runs a video game company.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Normally she wears her hair in twintails.
  • Implied Love Interest: To Raimundo. She's kissed him on the cheek twice and Raimundo's confirmed to have a crush on her. Their relationship never goes beyond Ship Tease though.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She is rather hot-headed and temperamental but she is undoubtedly a sweet, warm-hearted, Nice Girl.
  • Kick Chick: Relies more on kicks and her signature move is Judolette Flip, a flipping/kicking move.
  • Playing with Fire: She's the dragon of fire.
  • Plucky Girl: As mentioned above, the Bird of Paradise says her finest quality is courage.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: She's a very attractive Japanese girl with black hair and pale skin.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: She does this once in Tangled Web. When the monks need to get into a temple where gaining entry isn't easy, Kimiko phones her father for help to gain permission—they're able to get in, but (much to Kimiko's indignation) they're forced to wear traditional Asian formalwear to do so.
  • Ship Tease: Plenty with Raimundo, a few with Omi in earlier episodes
  • Signature Move: Judolette Flip, Wudai Mars: Fire (Shield)
  • The Smart Girl: Easily the most tech-savvy of the team. She even hacks into a satellite at one point.
  • The Smurfette Principle: She's the only female member of the team. She was also the only heroine in the series until her sister was introduced in the sequel series.
  • Spoiled Sweet: Her rich upbringing has had no adverse effect on her personality.
  • Territorial Smurfette:
    • In the first series, the monks are introduced a mermaid named Dyris in "Screams of the Siren". While Kimiko does have an issue with Dyris, it's mostly due to the latter being able to charm people so easily, which she warns it won't happen to her. But in the end, Kimiko does fall victim to Dyris' charms and learns she’s actually evil.
    • In the second series, the monks are introduced to Willow in "New Monk on the Block". Almost immediately Kimiko has an issue with Willow, finds her distrustful, and seethes when the boys take a fancy to her. This ends up working against her when Willow is revealed to be Shadow, as the others think she’s just being jealous of her.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In the second series, she’s the first Xiaolin Dragon of her generation to bond with a dragon and the first to become a dragon rider.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak/Girly Girl with a Tomboy Streak: Kimiko's a weird mix between a tomboy and a girly-girl—she's really into things fashion and beauty but is also really into martial arts and videogames and is very tech-savvy.
  • Tsundere: Type B; more often than not a sweet girl, though you wouldn't want her angry.
  • Unlimited Wardrobe: Notable since everyone else has a Limited Wardrobe. There are fewer than five outfits Kimiko wears more than once.
  • Weapon of Choice: In the first series, Kimiko's signature Shen Gong Wu is the Star Hanabi, followed by the Third Arm Sash, and occasionally the Tangled Web Comb. These are all replaced when she receives her Wudai Weapon: the Arrow Sparrow. In the second series, she exclusively uses the Hanabi Star, and is partial to the Medusa Comb.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: In the first series, her greatest fear was a half-burnt doll (which she overcomes). In the second series however, Kimiko's greatest fear is apparently a sword wielding schoolmate who tries hacking to her pieces - all because she talked to her boyfriend.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Usually grade C, but in "Something Jermaine" she sports a grade B.
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    Clay Bailey 

Clay Bailey

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"Here you go. Think I shaved a few seconds off your record, Omi."

Voiced by: Jeff Bennett (Showdown), David Kaye (Chronicles)

The pragmatic, level-headed Dragon of Earth, Clay is undeniably the nicest of the Xiaolin warriors. Like his element, Clay is steady, strong, and straightforward. Chivalrous and shy, Clay appears to most as a Gentle Giant—just don't mess with his friends or his hat.

According to the Bird of Paradise, his finest quality is strength.


  • Americans Are Cowboys: He's the only member of the team who's from the United States, and he's also a farm boy from Texas as well.
  • Always Someone Better: To both his younger siblings. Neither one of them could stand it. Not helping the matters was their parents' favoring of him.
  • The Ace: In general, it’s implied he is considered the best in his family. Jesse claims their parents thought he was the ‘pick of the litter’. On the other hand, Patrick implies he was quite well-regarded in the community, if his ‘Mr. Big Successful Man Around Town’ comment is interpreted as such.
  • Badass Family:
    • The first series introduces his father who's a famous cattleman and his little sister who's the leader of a notorious biker gang in Texas.
    • The second series introduces his little brother, an implied computer genius who masquerades as a costumed hero, and his grandfather who's not only a centenarian but owner of a legendary talisman.
  • Bash Brothers: Fights occasionally have this with him and Raimundo. Also with Omi to a lesser extent as well.
  • Battle Boomerang/Fuuma Shuriken: The Big Bang Meteorang. When in use, it becomes a Fuuma Shuriken that separates into smaller boomerangs.
  • Berserk Button: Don't mess with his hat—also, don't mess with his friends or anyone else he cares about.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Especially toward Omi, and also to Kimiko (he's presumably the oldest of the four monks). He still has this to his younger sister, despite her turning bad (though they eventually patch things up).
  • Big Eater: Saying he's got a large appetite would be an understatement. Twice in both series Clay is shown using Shen Gong Wu to catch himself a meal, and Raimundo once quipped in "The Black Vipers" that his first loyalty is to a pork-chop. Clay seems to be aware of his large appetite, as he stated Master Fung could barely afford to feed him in "Oil in the Family".
  • The Big Guy: The biggest of the group with powerful earth based powers.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: As the Dragon of Earth, Clay has the ability to manipulate the earth to his advantage. "Bird of Paradise" shows him being able to construct gauntlets out of rock and even punch through a whole mountain, to name two examples.
  • Do I Really Sound Like That?: When Kimiko imitated him during training once, copying his accent, he responds "I do not talk like that! Do I?"
  • Dysfunctional Family: There's indication that his family life is this; both his siblings hate him, and Clay hasn't been on speaking terms with either one. While nothing can be said about his mother, his father is shown to be very dominating and is quick to chastise him for every misdemeanor. The only family member Clay seems to be on good terms with is his grandfather from the second series.
  • Everything Is Big in Texas: This guy comes from Texas. He always wears a cowboy hat, uses down home country sayings, Wouldn't Hit a Girl, and is the largest of the group.
  • Genius Bruiser: "Nothin' I dislike more than a smart-alec Tursiops truncatus. (Beat) Bottlenose dolphin."
  • Gentle Giant: The biggest of the four, and easily the kindest.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: He's the friendliest of the monks.
  • Informed Flaw:
    • His refusal to fight women regardless if their evil or good is treated like a flaw, although it’s only brought up once in "Katnappe!" against the titular character and then in "The Black Vipers" as a rebuttal when Raimundo suggests he should fight his sister. Aside from those two examples, Clay is shown having no problems fighting Wuya in season 3 and Shadow in Chronicles.
    • His weight is brought up several times as though a hindrance or to ridicule (usually by Raimundo), but Clay is never depicted fat in the same fashion as Tubbimura or even chubby. In fact, Chronicles slims him down considerably, giving him a smaller waistline and bringing his physique more akin to heroes of his stature.
  • Mighty Glacier: Like Kimiko, Clay can switch between these, depending on the situation.
    • From "The Journey of a Thousand Miles":
    Clay: (self-consciously tipping his hat after destroying a Jack-bot by letting it ram into his chest) It's not your weight, it's...how you throw it around.
  • Nice Guy: A kind-hearted gentleman and the easiest of the dragons to get along with.
  • Nice Hat: A cool cowboy hat that he's protective of.
  • Not So Above It All: While he’s generally shown to be nicer and calmer than the other monks, Clay’s not above giving Jack Spicer his comeuppance when needed. Furthermore, despite having a strong work ethic (which mostly stems from growing up on a beef ranch) Clay is shown to be just as lazy and unresponsive to Master Fung’s mentoring like the others.
  • Out of Focus: Clay more or less disappears after the first season, save for two major roles in the second season,note  and is absent for most of the third season. Part of the reason is that his calmer and more quiet personality made it easy for him to be overlooked by his friends' more colorful ones.
  • Out-of-Character Moment:
    • In “Tangled Web” he goes along with Raimundo’s antagonizing of Kimiko, with no questions asked. One scene shows him reading Kimiko’s diary after he, Raimundo, and Omi went through her personal belongings. He also ends up betting against Kimiko during the showdown between her and Jack.
    • In “Master Monk Guan” he laughs with the others when Dojo is the butt of jokes, quipping “What a Dojo!” whenever Dojo has a blunder. What makes this jarring is that Dojo and Clay are usually shown to be close, with the former citing him as his ‘main man’. Curiously, after this episode Dojo is shown to be hanging around Master Fung and Omi as opposed to him.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: His bangs often cover either one or both of his eyes (usually just one).
  • Phenotype Stereotype: He's the only monk who comes from America and the only one with blond hair and blue eyes. Which is odd, considering the show is American.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: From "Screams of the Siren":
    Clay: Whoo, looky there! A triple Salchow! (beat) What? Cowboys can't like figure-skatin'?
  • Rules Lawyer: It's against his moral code to fight a girl...but technically, "a bear hug ain't fightin'."
  • Signature Move: Seismic Kick, Wudai/Shoku Crater/Jupiter: Earth
  • Simple-Minded Wisdom: He's pretty practical and when it was best shown in the episode where Le Mime first appeared.
  • Weapon of Choice: In the first series, Clay's signature Shen Gong Wu is the Fist of Tebigong, followed by the Lasso Boa Boa, and occasionally the Third Arm Sash. These are all replaced when he receives his Wudai Weapon: the Big Bang Meteorang. In the second series, he exclusively uses the Fist of the Iron Bear, and is partial to the Taho Snout.
  • With Friends Like These...: There’s several instances where the other monks treat Clay rather poorly; Raimundo constantly pokes fun of his weight, shown to play pranks on him, and Kimiko is later revealed to can’t stand his accent or metaphors. Interestingly enough, Omi is the nicest one to Clay, despite turning into a pompous jerk as the first series progressed.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Especially in "Big as Texas," when his father actually appears.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He's afraid of his grandmother who pinches his cheeks in the first series and of a different-looking grandmother who does the same in the second.
  • Wouldn't Hit a Girl: Early on he refuses to fight against Katnappe, citing that it's wrong to hit a girl. Only wins against her after bear-hugging her to near suffocation.

    Ping Pong 

Ping Pong

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Voiced by: Tara Strong

Full name Boris Antonio Rolf Jean-Pierre Gaulle LeGrand IV, Ping Pong is the excitable, hyperactive Dragon of Wood, and the newest addition to the Xiaolin Temple in Xiaolin Chronicles. Originally an errand boy raised in a European monastery, he is a natural-born martial artist who greatly admires the Xiaolin Dragons, especially Omi, to whom he bears a striking resemblance.


  • Alliterative Name: Alliterative nickname in this case.
  • Ascended Fanboy: He admired Omi even before joining the monks.
  • Badass Adorable: He's just as skilled as the other monks and he's the youngest.
  • Broken Pedestal: In "Back in the Flesh Again", he gets one towards Omi after the latter refuses to congratulate him after winning the talent contest and instead gets angry at him due to stealing his title. So much that he thinks to replace Omi as the leader later in the episode.
  • Child Prodigy: He appears to be even younger than Omi, but is just as much an accomplished martial artist as he is, if not more so.
  • Foil: To Omi. Whereas Omi is egotistical, very easily prone to envying people, and has a lot of skill, Ping Pong is humble, wants to be like his heroes, and is still just beginning his training.
  • Funny Foreigner: He's an Asian boy who was raised in Europe. Exactly which country is not known, but he has six names that are Slavic, Italian, German, and/or French, and he's fluent in each of those languages.
  • Gratuitous Foreign Language: He slips into speaking full French/Spanish/German when extremely excited.
  • Green Thumb: His element is supposed to be wood, but he rarely, if ever, uses it.
  • Hero-Worshipper: Of all the Xiaolin Dragons, Omi is the one he looks up to the most, and constantly strives to earn his approval.
  • Identical Stranger: He's a miniature Omi with glasses.
  • Keet: His hyperactive, all-over-the-place demeanor is what earns him his name.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Omi names him Ping Pong so he won't have to memorize his Overly Long Name.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: He's only half Omi's size (and that's saying a lot, considering Omi's already one himself), yet he can fight the same enemies his fellow Dragons in-training can with ease.
  • Sailor Earth: A new character added onto an existing team with an existing theme that makes it easy to add new character into.
  • Sixth Ranger: Fifth in this case; he joined after the other four had many adventures.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He's afraid of spiders, turkeys and what appears to be a woman dressed in a military uniform who considers him useless.

The Xiaolin Masters

    Master Fung 

Master Fung

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"The journey of a thousand miles begins with but a single step." "Where do you get all these, anyway?" "I have a desk calendar."

Voiced by: Rene Auberjonois (Showdown, season 1), Maurice LaMarche (Showdown, season 2+), Michael Donovan (Chronicles)

The team's Xiaolin Master.


  • Big Good: Shared with Master Monk Guan. As the one of the two who appears the most, as well as the mentor of the monks, Master Fung is the one most responsible for the actions of the monks.
  • Cool Old Guy: One of his most awesome moments was when he was able to single-handedly fight Jack Spicer's big cats.
  • Handicapped Badass: In one brief, but completely awesome scene where he fights Chase Young in a wheelchair and a full body cast.
  • Mr. Exposition: As the mentor figure he tends to serve as this.
  • Nice Guy: He can be strict on the Dragon's sometimes but he is just training the young monks to becoming wiser and stronger. He is very much a father like figure for them. He cares about all of them deeply, has a kind-heart, and often makes selfless decisions.
  • Old Master: The scene in which the monks must steal the elephant from him in "Katnappe!" is a perfect example of the trope. It combines a multi-layered lesson, showing his wisdom, trickery, and also his skills perfected over years.
  • Parental Substitute: He tends to act as a fatherly figure to the Dragons-in-training, especially to Omi—though it's probably justified in that Master Fung was Omi's primary caregiver when Omi was growing up.
  • Walking the Earth: He goes on a "long walk" after the Xiaolin Temple is destroyed at the end of Chronicles' three-part premiere.

    Grand Master Dashi 

Grand Master Dashi

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Voiced by: Tom Kenny

The legendary Xiaolin Dragon who defeated Wuya and hid the Shen Gong Wu 1500 years ago. According to the ancient Scroll of the Shen Gong Wu, Dashi was the first and most powerful of all Xiaolin Dragons.


  • Expy: While he looks kind of like an adult version of Omi, Dashi's more similar to Raimundo when it comes to their personalities. Makes for a bit of Fridge Brilliance when Raimundo is made Shoku warrior and The Hero in "Time After Time".
  • Greater-Scope Paragon: He was the greatest Xiaolin Warrior of all time. In fact, he was the only good guy who used the Shen Gong Wu to defeat Wuya 1500 years ago. After he imprisoned her in a wooden puzzle box, he got Dojo to hide the Shen Gong Wu around the earth to maintain the balance between good and evil. This kicks off the plot of the series.
  • Guile Hero: When Omi went back in time to get his help, this was the lesson Dashi opted to teach him. He later explains that he couldn't beat Wuya in a head-to-head fight, even when possessing the means to seal her away; he had to be clever and do something unexpected to catch her off guard.
  • Identical Stranger: He looks mostly like an older version of Omi and it isn't stated yet if he's related in some way to him. In fact, when Omi was watching a fake future in which he's the bad guy through the "Crystal Glasses", his older self looked very much like Dashi.
  • Kung-Fu Wizard: He must have had a lot of magical skills to create the Shen Gong Wu and Wuya's puzzle box.
  • Meaningful Name: Dashi (大师) means grandmaster. Given that he's often referred as Grandmaster Dashi...
  • No-Sell: None of Omi's attacks even make him bat an eye.
  • Our Ghosts Are Different: Appears once out of the puzzle box Omi was given, to turn Wuya back into a ghost.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: In his initial appearance, he prefers to nap at a pig den and act like he has no idea who Dashi is, until Dojo arrives and quickly breaks the act.
  • Posthumous Character: Unlike Chase, Guan or Wuya, Dashi never became immortal.
  • Spirit Advisor: Congratulates Raimundo as a spirit when Rai activates the puzzlebox to seal Wuya again.
  • Trickster Mentor: To Omi. When Omi went back in time, he challenged him to a showdown, proceeded to effortlessly outclass him and only let him win when Omi got the lesson he was trying to teach.
  • Vocal Dissonance: Despite living in ancient China, he speaks with a laid-back Californian accent.
  • World's Best Warrior: While he was alive, he was shown as being the only warrior to be able to easily outpace Wuya while she was at full strength in addition to being hailed as the Greatest Xiaolin Warrior of all time. There's a reason he's the only one who has ever held the rank of "Grand Master."
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    Master Monk Guan 

Master Monk Guan

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"I wouldn't celebrate your victory just yet."

Voiced by: Jeff Bennett

A legendary T'ai chi master and Xiaolin Monk who has traveled the world a dozen times, and has defeated many opponents using only his famous Spear of Guan.


  • The Atoner: In his debut episode, he delivers Dojo to Chase in exchange for his stolen lance, then comes back to rescue him, wagering his own free will in exchange for the dragon's safety.
  • Bald of Awesome: Just like any other monk in this World of Badass. Perhaps even more so considering he's one of the strongest cases of Warrior Monk in the verse.
  • Batman Gambit: He acts like a Drill Sergeant Nasty to make Hannibal Roy Bean sway Raimundo to his side. After Raimundo pummels Omi in a Xiaolin Showdown, Guan makes Hannibal bet the Treasure of the Blind Swordsman against all their Shen Gong Wu, and Raimundo takes a dive. Thus, the monks get back the Treasure of the Blind Swordsman, which had given Hannibal a huge advantage.
  • Big Damn Heroes: He challenges Chase Young in his debut episode after all four monks are defeated and at the renegade warrior's mercy.
  • Big Good: Shared with Master Fung. Although he doesn't appear as much as Fung, he is the most powerful good guy, able to fight equally with Big Bad Chase Young and all his efforts are in direct opposition to the seasonal Big Bad.
  • Broken Ace: Despite being a world-accomplished warrior, he's deeply dependent on his spear when he first appeared and had serious doubts in his abilities when he lost it to the point he sold out Dojo to Chase Young to get it back.
  • Death by Adaptation: In the second to last episode of Chronicles, he's revealed to be a spirit, but considering all the Retcons, it's not clear if he died sometime after the events of the original series or if he was already dead.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: When the monks receive training from him, particularly to Raimundo. It is revealed to be an act.
  • Eyes Always Shut: He has his eyes closed in almost every episode he appears in. Although, he opens them on a few occasions and has a bloodshot one in an alternate timeline where he is corrupted by Hannibal.
  • Fallen Hero: He succumbs to Hannibal Roy Bean's offer when it fails on Chase, during the series finale's Alternate Timeline. Fortunately, the timeline where he's still good is later restored.

Dragons

    Dojo Kanojo Cho 

Dojo Kanojo Cho

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Voiced by: Wayne Knight (Showdown), Michael Donovan (Chronicles)

Guardian of the Ancient Scroll of the Shen Gong Wu and the dragon that the Xiaolin Warriors ride on.


  • Adaptation Dye-Job: In the original he's a green dragon with yellow spikes, in Chronicles his coloration is the opposite.
  • Ambiguously Gay: Dojo shows tons a lot of affection towards Master Fung as he often tries to get Fung's attention the point of being very clingy to Fung. His attraction to Fung is most likely a Chinese lore reference on Eastern dragons admiring the elderly.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: In "Something Jermaine", he says that he learnt not to talk about three things: religion, politics and Omi's head. It Makes Sense in Context for the last one, but it's still ridiculous.
  • Berserk Button: "Don't you EVER call me a gecko!"
  • Be the Ball: He serves as the ball for the Xiaolin Soccer showdown and it takes him two seconds to realize that.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Despite being a goofy shapeshifter, he's still a dangerous shapeshifting fire-breathing dragon who also has the unfortunate tendency to become a ravenous indestructible two-headed snarky predator every 1500 years that ushers in an age of 962 years of darkness. The first time he was shown to have transformed, he defeated all the monks and tanked every effort made to stop him.
  • Big Eater: Every time he has food in front of him, he eats it fast and ungracefully.
  • Breath Weapon: Though he needs a little fuel for it to qualify at first, but later does so without such against Chase Young.
  • Butt-Monkey: He takes a lot of injuries and mishaps.
  • Cowardly Lion: Just watch out when he stops being a coward. Man he can turn scary!
  • Damsel in Distress:
    • In "Master Monk Guan", where the Xiaolin warriors had to save Dojo from being eaten by Chase Young.
    • Once again in the final episode, though as a more invoked example, during the a Xiaolin showdown when the competitors had to rescue a princess trapped in a tower and as in turns out, that princess was Dojo dressed in drag as a princess.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Is given the spotlight during The Night Of The Sapphire Dragon, Enter The Dragon and Chucky Choo. He even participates in the showdowns in the latter two episodes.
  • Lovable Coward: He rarely ever gets involved in any fights.
  • Mr. Exposition: He and Fung explain the powers of the Shen Gong Wu in each episode.
  • Oh, Crap!: When a game of Xiaolin soccer starts, Dojo has about three seconds to realize that ''he's'' the ball.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: He's a fire-breathing serpent who can talk and change his size.
  • Size Shifter: Moves between tiny and giant travel sized.
  • Spider-Sense: A variation: He can tell when a Shen-Gong-Wu is activating and pinpoint it's location, though he often is only able to drill down to the general area rather than the specific spot.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: In one episode, Dojo temporarily turned into an evil two-headed monster, and he went on a quest to obtain Shen Gong Wu for himself, devouring anyone who got in his way.
  • The Fog of Ages: He helped Dashi hide the Shen Gong Wu. But because they did it over 1,000 years ago, he no longer remembers the location of any of them.
  • This Is My Human: He is very clingy and jealous of the attentions of Master Fung. Amusing, since Eastern dragons according to lore love the elderly. Once when Fung had a female dragon over to visit, and they enjoyed each other's company, he became upset with the notion they had better chemistry together.
  • Treasure Chest Cavity: The Yang Yo-yo was hidden in his ear this whole time.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: He's best known for going small to giant sized, but he's turned into a boat and even a subway car at times. These were only one time though.
    SPOILER CHARACTER 

Zippy Lou

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Voiced by: Eric Bauza

A mysterious red dragon that initially appears in visions that Kimiko experiences at the beginning of the series finale. Eventually it’s revealed to be the first dragon of a new generation that Kimiko bonds with.


  • Ambiguous Gender: Zippy Lou is never addressed with either masculine or feminine pronouns, though Dojo refers to them as a youngster.
  • Bond Creatures: As revealed in "Mark of the Dragon Spirit", dragons like Zippy Lou bond with Xiaolin warriors that are 'pure of essence'.
  • Instant Awesome: Just Add Dragons!: While the series isn't lacking dragons to begin with, Zippy Lou and their species of dragons are very much a late-arrival spoiler.
  • Only the Chosen May Ride: Chose to bond with Kimiko because she's 'pure of essence'. Omi tried to bond with them and got promptly rejected.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: Unlike Dojo and Rocco, dragons like Zippy Lou are more animalistic in not only design but character too.
  • Spider-Sense: It's hinted they're able to sense Shen Gong Wu, which Dojo dismisses as being too early for their apparent age.
  • The Voiceless: Except for one brief line of dialogue, Zippy Lou is largely silent.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Can change size from a giant dragon to a tiny one that can rest on a person's shoulder.
  • Walking Spoiler: His dragon species is a spoiler because it's not revealed until the series' finale or forshadowed previously about the existence of dragons who choose to bond with a soon-to-become Xiaolin Dragon.
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