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Jade Chan

Jackie Chan's niece, who is swept by Tarakudo's manipulations to become a new champion for the Dark half of the Balance Between Good and Evil. And she indeed becomes not only the General of the newly created Gumo Khan, but also the new Queen and surrogate mother of the Jorōgumo race.
  • A Lighter Shade of Black: Ms. Hartman tells the Oni King that Jade is less evil than he is since her motivation is protecting her unborn eggs, and in addition to being manipulated by Tarakudo, characters have noted that she’s not really as evil as she could be.
  • Allergic to Routine: Jade does not want a normal life. Regardless of what Jackie and everybody else wanted for her, she thrived during the team's globe-trotting adventures and despised the periods between were she would have to live like a regular girl. Her dissatisfaction with life after all the evils have been defeated has left her bored, depressed and ready to go over the tipping point. All of which Tarakudo takes advantage of after he loses it on Drew, giving her the option of going back home and returning to her hated normal life, or coming with him and never have to endure another day of routine normality ever again.
  • Amazonian Beauty: After finishing her transformation into a Jorōgumo, Jade is taller than Tohru, apparently quite attractive in the human-looking areas, and a force to be reckoned with.
  • Bad Guys Do the Dirty Work: Before an enraged Tohru can cross the line by killing Leston, Jade does it for him.
  • Berserk Button: Regarding her transformation like some sickness to be cured is a mild one. Potentially harming her offspring, on the other hand, IS MUCH WORSE.
    • Also, calling her a victim will send her into such a rage that her fire will lash at you without her command.
    • She also doesn't like the idea of being replaced.
  • Blue and Orange Morality: Despite not being human anymore, Jade is trying to find a sense of right and wrong for her kind, essentially invoking a downplayed version of this trope.
  • Breast Expansion: After Jade grows up into an adult, she has become more busty than her future self she encountered twice.
  • Do Not Call Me Yu: Jade really doesn't like being called by her birth name, associating it with the time when she was a lonely nobody. A plot point hinges on the similarity between "Yu" and "You".
  • Doting Parent: She goes from hating her eggs to talking to them like she would talk to human babies, even calling them her "sweeties". She also treats her henchwomen more like little girls than grown women.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: Towards Tarakudo, as he's still being sealed, needing Jade to do anything in the mortal world. Ms. Hartman points it out to Tarakudo in her "The Reason You Suck" Speech to him, and Jade herself is starting to realize it.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Jade is genuinely motivated by a desire to protect her unborn eggs, and she still retains residual affection towards Jackie and the rest of the J-Team (and her parents). Ms. Hartman even tells Tarakudo that because Jade is motivated by love despite fighting for an evil cause, she's less evil than he is.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Jade, even after her Let's Get Dangerous! moment, still can't bring herself to harm her family (to Tarakudo's annoyance). On a smaller note, she also refuses to eat people's pets, preferring to do her hunting in the wild.
    • She also doesn't feel comfortable when Tarakudo tells her to kill Chang when he refuses to join them. Not only does she convince Tarakudo to give him another chance to sign up, she even explicitly tells him that she won't enjoy killing him if he refuses again.
    • Jade can't understand why Widow is having so much trouble adjusting to her new form, but does genuinely seem to want to help her. She also apologizes for not being able to restore Widow's bad eye after Widow comes out of the cocoon.
    • After Jumper attacks a perfume saleswoman who overwhelmed Jade with her wares, Jade takes her and runs before she can do anything more than stab her with her claws, and would have gone back and healed the saleswoman if she had time. The incident makes her decide that Jumper isn't anywhere near ready to be around people, glamour or not.
    • After recruiting Nivor as the new Leech-khan General (which in itself is something she isn't exactly happy with), he expresses an interest in eating the J-Team. Jade doesn't intend to let him do so, but doesn't say anything directly against it to keep him talking and give Jackie a chance to escape from him.
    • When Tara tries to eat a Section 13 agent, Jade stops her and gives her a brutal telling off.
    • She recognizes how crazed and evil Leston is, and they are the first person she hasn't had any problem trying to kill.
  • Extra Eyes: Comes with being a spider. They allow her to notice that Tara's up tp something.
  • Fallen Heroine
  • Fan-Art: The author has drawn a picture of Jade after her transformation. It can be seen here.
  • Fangs Are Evil: At one point of her slow transformation into a Gumo, she loses all her teeth, and they're replaced with venom fangs.
  • Feel No Pain / No-Sell: After everything painful she goes through in the Emptiness, Jade's pain threshold grows immensively. She's able to shrug off chi blasts, and even the traditional Oni weakness for onions.
  • Fighting a Shadow: To get around her pregnancy pains, Jade creates a spell that allows her to project her consciousness into one of her Gumo Khan. While it works for that though, it has the drawbacks of being less powerful, the arguable drawback of being smaller (though still bigger than a normal Gumo Khan, and Jade adapts to that rather well), and causing her other Gumo-khan to dissapear when "poofed".
  • Genre Savvy:
    • Is aware the J-Team will be looking for her in San Francisco, so she sets up a lair in Mexico with a portal to the city.
    • She is aware that Tara is plotting something, and is keeping an eye on her.
    • After the squid essence is recovered, she points out how all the ones so far have gone to people that are either good, traitors who refuse to work with them, or incompetent, and decides to keep the squid essence contained until she can find a way to make sure it'll go to who she wants it to.
  • Healing Factor: When Chang cuts off one of Jade's appendages, her only complaint is how much growing it back will itch.
  • The Heart: Tarakudo refers to her former role in the J-Team as this.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: Part of Jade's depression at the beginning of the story is due to having to go back to an ordinary life after the show's Grand Finale meant that there were no more forces of evil left to fight. IT is able to use this depression as a stepping stone towards the Rage Breaking Point that reawakens her Shadowkhan side, and Tarakudo uses her fear of going back to normal to control her.
  • Inadequate Inheritor: The Old Queen's spirit is disappointed with Jade clinging to the last traces of her human compassion, and seeks to replace her with Tarantula who wants to sever all her ties to humanity.
  • Innocent Fanservice Girl: After spending eight years in the Emptiness without clothing, Jade has given up the taboo for nudity, using minimal amount of clothing only when in her glamoured form.
  • Lightning Bruiser
  • Mama Bear: Towards her unborn young and somewhat towards her minions as well.
  • Meaningful Rename: It's revealed that Jade's birth name is Yu, meaning "jade" in Chinese. She changed it during the flight she had to come to live with her uncles in the first place, wanting to leave her boring life in Hong Kong behind.
  • Meatgrinder Surgery: In order to begin her transformation into a spider demon, she needed to have the Gumo queens egg sac implanted in her by cutting her open, moving around her insides and sticking it in before webbing up the wound waiting for it to heal closed as she transformed. No, it couldn't be done with magic. No, she couldn't have any pain relief barring a rock to bite down on. The scene was so graphic that the author placed warnings to help readers avoid the section.
  • Meta Morphosis: As Uncle explains, Jade's transformation into a Jorōgumo is probably permanent, because her true form has been altered (unlike her past transformations when her form was simply disguised with magic), and because the longer such magic is effecting someone the harder it is to remove, and Jade has been effected by the oni magic for almost a decade in relative time.
  • Mood-Swinger: Part of Jade's mental instability is her ability to switch between rage and playful happiness in a heartbeat.
  • No Social Skills: Her eight-years lasting isolation has left her social skills atrophied.
  • Pet the Dog: Visits a drunk and despairing Tohru in the glamour of her child self in order to comfort him and give him some genuinely helpful advice.
  • Pregnant Badass: Jade becomes the future mother of hundreds of Jorōgumo soldiers. And thanks to the Old Queen's training, she's a very dangerous threat indeed.
    • It's deconstructed a little in later chapters when the time for her to lay her eggs draws near. She develops debilitating cramps which hamper her ability to even stand up straight, let alone fight. To resolve this, she uses a spell that allows her to project her mind into a specially created Gumo Khan.
  • Playing with Fire: When Jade becomes the new Gumo Queen after eight years, she learns to create green chi fire.
  • Rapid Aging: Subverted. While it appears in the eyes of Jackie and others that she aged to adulthood in eight hours, she actually aged in real time in the Emptiness.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: After her transformation into an Oni, her eyes become fully red. And they remain so after her transformation into a Gumo is complete.
  • Shipper on Deck: Even after eight years, she still ships Jackie and Viper and is delighted when she assumes that Jackie is finally ademitting to his feelings when his attention turns towards Viper, who's in trouble during the fight.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: When discussing potential recruitment with Daolon Wong, he tries to impress Jade and Tarakudo by bragging about his accomplishments (binding three demon familiars, defeating Chi Master Fong, resurrecting Shendu and releasing dark chi from the idle of the Three Wise Monkeys). But Jade shoots him down by pointing out how they all turned into failures.
  • Spider People: During the course of eight years in the Emptiness, she turns slowly and painfully into a Jorōgumo.
  • Spiky Hair: Literally. Jade's hair is now made up of hard yet still movable spikes.
  • Stockholm Syndrome: She has this towards Tarakudo and the Gumo Queen thanks to the eight years in the Emptiness.
  • Super Senses: Jade's senses are enhanced to the point that once she returns from the Emptiness, she finds the city sounds and smells nearly intolerable. This works against her when she walks into a cloud of perfume.
  • Super Strength: Jade becomes much stronger than Tohru. According to herself, she's strong enough to bench press a pick up truck.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: When arguing with Daolon Wong before he goes of to face Uncle, Jade tells him that Uncle is his superior no matter how more powerful Wong could be, because Uncle has more patience, resourcefulness and cleverness than Wong. And this is after telling Wong of his shortcomings.
  • Transformation Horror: Her transformation into an Onigumo was slow, humiliating and above all painful. So much so that she had to be put into a coma for more than a year to keep her from losing her mind from the feeling of her skin melting and her bones dissolving as she went from having a human endoskeleton to an insectoid exoskeleton.. What she's required to go through to start the transformation is so horrendous that the author had to put warnings in bold text at the start and end of the section of the story showing it just so anybody who didn't want to could avoid reading it.
  • Transhuman Treachery: As a result of her two separate transformations, eight years lasting isolation in the Emptiness and the manipulations of Tarakudo and the Old Gumo Queen, Jade is perfectly willing to fight against humanity to provide a future to her unborn kits. But she does have residual affection towards her human family, and it’s commented several times that she isn’t really that monstrous in personality.
  • Trap Master: Jade was taught by the Old Queen to be one of these, but she prefers fighting directly.
  • Villain Has a Point: Her advice to Tohru is surprisingly deep.
  • Villain Protagonist
  • With Us or Against Us: As Ms. Hartman realizes, Jade has adopted this mindset due to the J-Team seeming to draw the line first and the indoctrination by Tarakudo and the Old Queen.
  • Womanchild: Despite being 21 years old after returning from the Emptiness, Jade frequently acts like she's still a young pre-teen, or a child who's trying to act like she thinks adults act. The reason for this is her isolation in the Emptiness, with the two only other beings around who weren't trying to eat her being vastly older than her and having quite other plans for her than developing her social skills.
  • Worth It: After the bulk of her long and painful transformation is done, Jade can't help but marvel at the results.
  • "Yu's not coming back!": She's determined to keep her old identity as Chan Yu permanently buried.


Lord of all Oni, who was sealed away by Jade. He starts the plot by asking IT to give him a chance to reboost the Dark half's position in the Balance Between Good and Evil by awakening the remnants of his chi inside Jade.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: He wanted Jade to do more evil of his own accord, when she does so, he becomes afraid she could realize her Dragon-in-Chief status and abandon him.
  • Big Bad: For the aforementioned reason.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Demon of Human Origin: He reveals Jade that like her, he was a mortal human who ascended to the Oni ranks.
  • Dirty Old Man: He has shades of this trope. For example, he spies on Jade when she tests her grown breasts after her exoskeleton has been developed. After she stops, he reveals himself and admits that he was enjoying the show. And he later comments if she really isn't wearing any underwear in her glamoured form.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He states that he hates beings who do things purely For the Evulz, referring to them as viruses that destroy everything around them with no thought.
  • Evil Old Folks
  • Exact Words: Ms. Hartman describes Tarakudo as someone who, while too arrogant to outright lie, perverts the truth to get what he wants, uncaring about who gets hurt by it.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He's more in line with this than the Affably Evil air he had in canon. At one point Jade even wonders if his affable air and sarcasm is a way for him to false ingratiate himself to others.
  • For the Evulz: Averted. He hates beings that do evil for no other reason than because it is evil to do it.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Even though Jade knows that Tarakudo is using her for his own ends, he still manages to convince her that helping him is in her best interests. The Old Queen lampshades it by saying that he knows how to control the actions of others through their desires.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: He's still trapped in his mask, but is able to communicate with and guide Jade.
  • The Man in the Mirror Talks Back: He's able to communicate with Jade from his imprisonment via reflective surfaces. He can also control whether or not someone else can see him.

Queen Jorōgumo

The last surviving member of a race of Japanese Spider People residing in the Emptiness, alongside the Vessel containing her last offspring. She is convinced by Tarakudo to teach Jade in exchange of the young Oni becoming a new carrier for the Vessel. After Jade has been fully trained, the Queen passes away.
  • Black Eyes of Evil
  • Brutal Honesty: One of the things that she promises Jade when they agree upon her apprenticeship is that the Queen won't tell her anything but the cold truth. She says that political subterfuge is the way of humans and Oni, not her kind.
  • Dope Slap: She hits Jade very much like Uncle to put her in line. Though Jade notes that Uncle hits much harder.
  • Evil Mentor
  • Evil Old Folks
  • Fan-Art: The author has drawn a picture of the Queen. It can be seen here.
  • Fangs Are Evil: Venom fangs, to be more precise.
  • Last of Her Kind: She and her unborn young are the remnant of the powerful Jorōgumo race. The whole reason she agrees to train Jade is a chance for her race to continue existing.
  • Like a Daughter to Me: Shortly before her death, she admits that were she capable of affection, Jade would be everything she would have wanted in a daughter.
    • Her ghost compares Tarantula to her deceased blood daughters (not fondly though): reckless, impatient and contemptuous towards empathy.
  • Not Quite Dead:Her ghost is keeping an eye out on Jade.
  • Original Character
  • Spider People


The leader of the three biker girls Jade forcibly transforms as her Gumo soldiers.
  • Cool Shades: She wears a red visor to cover her scarred (main) left eye. Eventually Jumper destroys it.
  • Despair Event Horizon: She's so depressed that she doesn't even care to report to Jade about Tara abusing her.
  • Fan-Art: The author has drawn two pictures of Widow, both before and after her transformation into a Gumo soldier.
  • Fangs Are Evil: She gains venom fangs due to her transformation.
  • Glamour Failure: At firs Widow fares the least well with the glamour spell Jade teaches her and others. While she's more than eager to look human again, her glamour resembles more like a Salvidor Dali painting due to her limited imagination and shaky belief in magic. She is eventually able to do it perfectly by remembering her human appearance (Warts and All).
  • I Need a Freaking Drink: After Widow is proven that magic does exist and Jade is a magical being rather than a result of science gone wrong, she raids a liquor store.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Widow comes to believe that everything that's happened to her since meeting Jade and getting transformed is karma for the sins of her previous life.
  • Mighty Glacier: After her molt, she gains mass (albeit not at the size of Tara) at the cost of speed.
  • Only Sane Woman: While Taranee quickly embraces being a Gumo, and Jumper just as quickly latches onto Jade as her new leader, Widow is deeply disturbed and angered over being forcibly transformed and press-ganged.
  • Original Character
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: After her transformation, her eyes become fully red.
  • Security Blanket: After her transformation, Widow's visor serves as her last tie to humanity, until Jumper destroys it.
  • Skeptic No Longer: At first she doesn't believe Jade's tales about magic, believing her to be a result of science gone wrong. After the fight with the J-Team and Chang's Samurai Khan, she's so shocked that she raids a liquor store.
  • The Alcoholic: After the above mentioned raid of a liqour store, Widow constantly drowns herself in booze when Jade isn't around.
  • Token Good Teammate: Is essentially this, as while a criminal through and through, she's nowhere near the levels of monstrous insanity that the other Gumo show.
  • Villainous BSoD: Widow has much trouble coping with her new monstrous state. After being proven that magic does exist, has led her to start Drowning Her Sorrows.
  • You Can't Go Home Again: After Widow gains control of her glamour, she tries going to the bar Jade took her from, only to realize that even if she looks human, she doesn't have anything to go back to.

Taranee Abigail Richter / Tarantula

The most psychotic member of the three biker girls Jade forcibly transforms as her Gumo soldiers.
  • Ax-Crazy / The Berserker: At one point she gives Widow a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown to relieve stress after she gets overconfident and tries to eat a Section 13 agent right in front of Jade, leading her leader to put her in her place.
  • Deal with the Devil: She makes one with the Old Queen’s ghost that involves killing Jade and becoming even more inhuman than she already is.
  • Delinquent Hair: When we first meet her, she has a purple limp Mohawk on her otherwise shaved head. She retains it after her transformation, though it seems to be no longer limp.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: She's infuriated by the fact that Jade has standards, and can't seem to get why someone with Jade's power isn't actively indulging in their darker impulses, like she's doing.
  • Fan-Art: The author has drawn two pictures of Taranee, both before and after her transformation into a Gumo soldier.
  • Fangs Are Evil: She gains venom fangs due to her transformation.
  • Force Feeding: She gets so much enjoyment out of watching Widow destroying herself with liquor that she holds her and makes her drink when she doesn't feel like it.
  • Fully-Embraced Fiend: She's using her transformation as an excuse to let out the sadism that she was never able to express as a human.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: She has been eating humans in secret and tries to eat a Section 13 agent in front of Jade.
  • I Am What I Am: A very dark example, as she mentally rants about how she's always been a monster just before completing her transformation into a total Jorogumo, abandoning the remaining human parts of herself.
  • Not So Different: She reminds the Old Queen's spirit of her deceased biological daughters: reckless, arrogant and contemptuous towards empathy.
  • Lady Swears-a-Lot: Jade even calls her a pottymouth at one point.
  • Light Is Not Good: She skin was milk white when she was a human. The fur of her Gumo form is white.
  • Original Character
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: When we first see her as a human, her eyes are bloodshot (with yellow irises and pinprick pupils). After her transformation, her eyes become fully red.
  • Sadist: Enjoys causing pain and inspiring fear, and uses her former boss Widow as a punching bag and enjoys forcing her to drink herself into a stupor.
  • The Sociopath: Jones describes her as a psychopath, which is not a term he uses lightly. Apparently her rap sheet, easily the longest of the trio's, reads like a Stephen King novel.
  • The Brute: Tara is the largest of Jade's minions, and counts solely on that fact in fights, caring nothing for subtlety.
  • The Starscream: Slowly becomes one for Jade.
    • Luckily, Jade knows her minion is plotting something, if not what.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Is the cruelest and most sadistic member of Jade's posse.
  • Transhuman Treachery: She relishes her transformation the most out of all Jade's minions, taking it as an excuse to be the immoral and sadistic monster she really is deep inside. She has even been attacking and killing innocents under Jade's nose. Part of the Old Queen's deal with her is that the Queen helps her become even more inhuman in exchange for a shot at taking Jade out.


The silent and sycophantic member of the three biker girls Jade forcibly transforms as her Gumo soldiers.
  • Berserk Button: When a perfume saleswoman sprays Jade with her wares, briefly overwhelming her senses with the scent, Jumper stabs her.
  • The Ditherer: Apparently part of the reason she’s such a sycophant is a desire to avoid having to make her own decisions.
  • Fan-Art: The author has drawn two pictures of Jumper, both before and after her transformation into a Gumo soldier.
  • Fangs Are Evil: She gains venom fangs due to her transformation.
  • Freedom from Choice: Why she's a Sycophant.
  • I Fight for the Strongest Side: Jumper's sycophantic nature means that she'll serve the strongest person in any given group. She's only loyal to Widow when we first meet the girls because she had beaten their previous leader, and quickly changes loyalties to Jade when she press-gangs them. Due to Jade's unstable leadership, she silently switches to serving the treacherous Tara.
  • Kick the Dog: After Widow has served for a time as Tara's punching pack, Jumper picks up Widow's fallen visor. At first it looks like she's going to hand it over to her former leader, but she breaks it instead. Widow notes that the cruelty is uncharacteristic for Jumper.
  • Original Character
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: After her transformation, her eyes become fully red.
  • Sycophantic Servant: After Jade shows how strong she is after transforming Jumper and the others, Jumper immediately latches onto her new leader. Widow isn't surprised; she describes Jumper as a "chronic ass-kisser", and admits that it makes perfect sense for her to switch loyalties from Widow to Jade like that, since she apparently did the same thing when Widow beat up Jumper's previous leader. It gets to the point where even Jade herself is disturbed at the utter devotion, and wishes that Jumper would show a little more independence.
  • The Sneaky Gal: Both before and after her transformation, Jumper's fighting style is to use her stealth and agility to catch her opponents unaware.
  • The Voiceless: We haven't heard her speak so far. Once she whispered something into Jade's ear.


Jackie Chan

Jade's archaeologist and martial artist uncle, who is desperately trying to return his niece from the brink.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: When he learns of the humiliating prank done to Jade at the beginning of the story, he can hardly suppress his anger.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: After Ms. Hartman's talk to him about Jade, the J-Team's actions and the validity of demons being naturally evil, Jackie decides to let her prove her point by keeping her Essence. When Uncle chews him out after this, Jackie throws Ms. Hartman's arguments back at him, telling his elder that he has for too long listened to Uncle's Black and White Morality viewpoint, which has not brought Jade back to them at all, quite the opposite. Jackie decides that he won't follow Uncle blindly anymore.
  • Nice Guy: Lampshaded by Captain Black and Viper.
  • Taking the Bullet: A non-fatal one. When Chang nearly succeeds striking Jade with his sword to kill her and her eggs, Jackie stops it, hurting himself badly in the process.


Jackie's uncle and Jade's granduncle. He's an antique store owner and a chi wizard.
  • Big "WHAT?!": He reacts this way when Jade reveals her pregnancy.
    • He does it again when Valmont calls for Essence removal.
  • Black and White Morality: He has a rather strict view about good and evil, claiming that dark beings like Oni are naturally attuned to evil deeds and cruelties, making them natural enemies to the forces of light. It leads him to insisting that even a reluctant foe such as Jade has to be stopped. Jackie even points out that this viewpoint is part of the reason they haven't gotten Jade back.
  • Foil: To Uncle. They're both magic users, but Azan is young while Uncle is old, Azan uses his name while Uncle is only called Uncle, Uncle has redeeming personal qualities underneath his gruff exterior while Azan is a total jerk so far and Azan is a magical innovator with questionable competence in the arts while the old school preferring Uncle is a master chi wizard.
  • Good Is Not Nice / Jerk with a Heart of Gold: While he's dedicated to the Forces of Light, he can often be quite insensitive.
  • Grumpy Old Man
  • Not So Different: When Jade mentions the irony of how eight years of intensive training in a cave still doesn't cover everything, Uncle nods sagely, as if agreeing with her.
    • When at one point Uncle tries to use the Enforcers to do research by telephone, screaming every third word and cursing their efforts, Viper thinks that the trio's experiences under their previous "employers" (Valmont, Shendu, Daolon Wong, Tarakudo and Drago) are coming handy with the grumpy old man.
  • Parental Substitute: Jackie was orphaned when he was five. Uncle just showed up and took Jackie in.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: He chews out Daolon Wong for his willingness to cast away his humanity for the sake of power. He also says that he doesn't respect Wong enough to hate him, instead pitying him.
    • In the second Breather Episode, he tells Viper that he refuses to trust her like the other reformed crooks he knows - like El Toro and Tohru - because she hasn't stopped using her thief's name. To him it's a sign that she lacks the resolve to truly give up her past as a criminal.
  • Romanticism vs. Enlightenment: On the Romanticism side, preferring the old school style of magic.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: When Daolon Wong tries to taunt Uncle about what has happened to Jade, Uncle yawns and accuses Wong of being too afraid to face him and trying to bore him to death.
  • With Us or Against Us: Jackie's above mentioned Calling the Old Man Out moment makes Uncle wonder if he has already written Jade off as a casualty without realising it.


A former Dark Hand enforcer who switched his loyalties to the Chans and became Uncle's apprentice. He's now a full chi wizard.

Captain Black

The head of Section 13 and Jackie's old friend.

Viper / Vered Solomon

A former burglar who takes Jade's place in the J-team.
  • Abusive Parents: Her parents were emotionally abusive and perfection driven.
  • Blessed with Suck: She isn't exactly overjoyed about getting Origami's Paper Master abilities.
  • Genre Savvy: She correctly predicts that Jade and Daolon Wong wouldn't be willing to work together just because they're both Oni Generals.
  • How Do I Shot Web?: After the initial shock dies down, she starts experimenting with her new Paper Master powers, in order to better understand them.
  • The Name Says It All: Uncle argues that since Viper chooses to continue using her nickname from her criminal days, she has not truly decided to change.
    • When she left the ballet school and started living on the streets of Paris, she was called Viper due to her fast stealing hands.
  • Paper Master: Accidentally gains Origami’s paper abilities after he is stripped of his Essence.
  • Required Secondary Powers: Has a few, like being able to drink in her mouth without crinkling up, and not being affected by her own blood and the like.

El Toro Fuerte

A Mexican wrestler.


A young Mexican boy and El Toro's apprentice.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: His well-meaning attempt to cure Jade with the Essence-removal potion leads him to unintentionally harming her eggs, which leads her opinions about her family and former friends to grow lower.
  • Put on a Bus: After the above mentioned Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! moment, he has been remaining with his parents in Mexico.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: He thinks that Tarakudo is mind-controlling Jade, and to save her, the Oni King just has to be defeated. None of the adults have the heart to tell him that her change is almost certainly permanent.

Elizabeth "Liz" Annemarie Hartman

Jade's school teacher who, after her student's transformation and disappearance, miraculously becomes the new General of the Bat Khan.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: She gives Jackie several of these about how he has handled Jade's situation, as well as his own belief in good and evil. He decides to give her a chance to prove her point by keeping her Essence.
  • Bat Out of Hell / Winged Humanoid: Though not of evil variety as of now.
  • Breast Expansion: This also comes from her transformation.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: She first appears in the first chapter, being present during Jade's initial tranformation. Much later, she's minutes from becoming an Oni General.
  • Dark Is Not Always Evil: Being near Jade during her initial transformation caused the traces of Hsi Wu the Sky Demon Sorceror's chi within Hartman to reawaken. That's why the Bat Khan Essence chose her despite her not being evil in the slightest. She eventually decides to keep the Essence but not join Jade and Tarakudo, feeling there has to be other options.
  • Fan-Art: The author has drawn a picture of Ms. Hartman after her transformation. It can be seen here.
  • Fountain of Youth: The glamoured human form of middle-aged Hartman looks as young as it did when she left university.
  • Glamour Failure: Played with. While her glamour doesn't fail on her, she does feel how it would be all too easy to slip since it feels (as Jade put it) "as fragile as a soap bubble". She also has trouble dying her hair back to brown since the chemicals keeps slipping off.
  • Hidden Depths: She turns out to be surprisingly insightful and clear headed about Jade and the whole conflict.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: She realizes that after her time being under the influence of the chi of Hsi Wu, she has subconsciously wanted to fly again and do things she hasn't done during her life as an ordinary member of the society. It's part of the reason she decides to remain as an Oni, in addition to trying to help Jade out of the brink.
  • Inadequate Inheritor: Of all the new Oni Generals, Tarakudo dislikes Ms. Hartman the most since she doesn't have any inner darkness. He refuses to appear to her when she's speaking with Jade, but later appears privately to taunt her.
  • Leotard of Power: Jade weaves one for her out of her silk. Ms. Hartman would have preferred something more covering, but decides to compromise.
  • Metamorphosis: She allows her Essence to fully bond to her.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Being a school teacher, she does her best to reach Jade during their conversation in the forest. And she decides to hear Jackie's side of the story before making her decision.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Her eyes initially turn red with lizard-like slit pupils, and later turn solid red after her transformation is complete. But it's subverted by the fact that her morality hasn't changed.
  • Shock and Awe: She gains the power to control electricity after her transformation is complete.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: When Tarakudo tries to get in Hartman's head, she delivers an epic "The Reason You Suck" Speech to him regarding not only her hatred towards him for what he has done to Jade, but also that once Jade realizes that it's he who needs her and not the other way around, he has nothing left.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Her transformation makes her three inches taller than Jackie.
  • Super Senses: Her demonic bat hearing is so acute it sometimes gives her a headache.
  • Take a Third Option: She ultimately chooses to remain as an Oni without joining Jade's cause, feeling there has to be alternatives to the With Us or Against Us mentality both sides believe in.
  • Transhuman Treachery: Averted. Despite becoming an Oni General, Hartman's morality doesn't change in the slightest even after her transformation is complete.

    Other Villains 

Daolon Wong

An ancient dark chi wizard who has faced Chans many times in the past. Eventually he was stripped of his powers by Uncle and incarcerated. He becomes the new General of the Ninja Khan.
  • Admiring the Abomination: When he first meets Jade after her transformation (not recognizing her), he compliments her appearance, saying that she looks like something sculpted by the Dark Gods themselves, and being somewhat civil to her. He even approves of her enduring years of suffering in pursuit of power. Of course, all that ends when he forces his mind into hers and realizes whom he is speaking with.
  • Arch-Enemy / Evil Counterpart: Towards Uncle, as per canon.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Like in canon. He even says that his transformation is a reward for his long dedication towards evil.
  • Casting a Shadow: During his fight with Uncle, he attacks Uncle through the Light Chi Wizard's shadows.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: Wong becomes enraged when Uncle says that he pities him instead of hating him, allowing him to break free of Uncle's hold.
  • Evil Gloating: He does this as much as before. It eventually costs him in that Paco takes him out by hitting his head with a pipe from behind.
  • Evil Old Folks
  • Evil Sorceror: He is an experienced dark wizard despite losing his magical powers to Uncle. He gains new powers due to his transformation, but loses them when the Essence is removed from him.
  • For the Evulz: His ninjas kill numerous prison staff members to wash away his humiliation of being sealed in a mundane prison.
  • Freaky Is Cool: He savors in his new monstrous appearance.
  • Inadequate Inheritor: Tarakudo agrees with Jade that Wong isn't General material, being way too stubborn and set in his ways because of pride and old age, past the point of adaptability. They plan to take the Essence from him to give to someone more deserving (though they don't succeed).
  • Mismatched Eyes: During his time as an Oni General, Wong's normally gray left eye turns sickly pale pink, and his blue right eye turns fiery solid red.
  • Noodle Incident: In his last appearance in canon, he was trapped in the past. How he returned to the present to be incarcerated is never discussed.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: He shows signs of being misogynistic. For one thing, he mocks Jade (and later Uncle about the same thing), claiming that she holds value to Tarakudo as much as "an overglorified broodmare". After he's defeated, he also calls Viper "miserable harlot", saying that she should speak to her betters only when addressed.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: In a way. His fighting methods during his duel with Uncle have hardly changed, but his new demonic fortitude helps him a lot.
  • Villain: Exit, Stage Left: After being stripped of his Essence, he escapes from his chains while the J-Team battles Jade.
  • Villain Team-Up: Joins forces with Chang offscreen, and later forces Kasahara, the former Origami, into it as well.
  • Wizard Duel: He challenges Uncle into this.
  • Your Soul Is Mine: Wong plans to eat Uncle's soul, gain his memories and strength and let him endure torture inside Wong's stomach.

Bartholomew Chang

A Taiwanese criminal mastermind who has faced the J-Team thrice in the past. He's freed from imprisonment when he becomes the new General of the Samurai Khan.
  • Absurdly Sharp Blade: His shadow katana is described as being sharp enough to cut through steel like air.
  • Attack Its Weak Point: He almost manages to kill Jade by targeting abdomen with his sword that could easily cut through her exoskeleton. He's stopped only by Jackie interfering.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: He can create a shadow katana to the place of his missing right hand.
  • Body Horror: His human skin dries up and peels away as his new demon scales come through.
  • Evil Old Folks
  • Eviler Than Thou: He turns down Jade's offer of joining her and Tarakudo because she doesn't finish off the J-Team while having the perfect chance for that.
  • Inadequate Inheritor: Tarakudo is displeased with Chang, finding him to be too self-absorbed to even pretend serving anyone, and orders Jade to kill him.
  • Malevolent Masked Men: He starts wearing an Oni mask during his slow transformation into one. He apparently chose that purely on instinct.
  • Metamorphosis: He eventually turns into an Oni fully.
  • Rapid Aging: In his last appearance in canon, Chang was turned into a child by a chi spell and locked up in a juvenile detention center. This age regression comes undone by the Samurai Essence bonding to him, returning him to his proper age.
  • Spit Take: While discussing with Jade about possible recruitment, she (who is in her glamoured human form) turns down Chang's offer of a glass of wine, mentioning her pregnancy. Chang concedes, starts taking a sip, spitting it out immediately.
  • Villain: Exit, Stage Left: After completing his transformation and failing to kill Jade, he flees.
  • Villain Team-Up: Joins forces with Wong offscreen, and later forces Kasahara, the former Origami, into it as well.

The Old Colonel

The king of Mexican drug cartels.

Niles Valmont

The former leader of the Dark Hand, who was removed from power through his association with the Chans and magic. After living in poverty for months, he becomes the new General of the Crab Khan.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Manchild: Jade accuses him of being one, what with his Never My Fault attitude and all.
  • Never My Fault: As Jade points out, his whining about how magic has ruined his life leaves out the fact that he’s living in poverty even after months of not dealing with magic.
  • Power Incontinence: After Valmont transforms, he starts summoning Crab Khan, with no idea how to stop or dismiss them. Then, after Jade manages to get him mad, they react on their own to his rage and start attacking everything in sight, namely Jade and her crew. He finally gets past it after hitting his Rage Breaking Point.
  • Seen It All: Barely even reacts to becoming an Oni, besides calling Jackie for a cure.
  • Villainous Breakdown: After being beaten and Brought Down to Normal, Valmont breaks down and laughs as he's arrested, believing that his life is a joke only he gets, telling Jackie that he won in the end because there was nowhere they could put him that was worse than the crummy apartment that he was in before, and at least in jail he'll have three meals a day, respect, and a place to sleep, and sarcastically wishes them good luck in their constant, thankless and futile quest against the supernatural.
  • Villainous BSoD: Valmont has been so broken down by his fall to power that he barely seems to care when he finds himself the new Crab-khan general, save from calling Jackie to ask for a cure. Jade even thinks this is why he transformed so fast, his soul was so beaten down that he didn't even try to resist the change. At one point Jade makes him mad enough get past it, but he quickly slips into it again after being beaten, and goes into a full-blown Villainous Breakdown.

Carl Nivor

A criminal gourmand whom Jade and Jackie once encountered. He becomes the new General of the Leech Khan.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He proclaims that he's going to wait until his transformation is complete before he tries to eat the J-Team, because until then, eating them would be cannibalism.
  • Horror Hunger: Jade mentions how his obsession to eat endangered creatures (that he already had as a human) borders on being a fetish. He also finds the taste of the J-Team's (excluding Jackie and Viper) shadows enjoyable. There's also his I'm a Humanitarian section below.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: He's interested in eating the J-Team once he goes full Oni and it’s not technically cannibalism.
  • Noodle Incident: How he got the Leech Khan Essence or was recruited by Jade? They're left open.
  • Unexpected Character: Hardly anyone expected a oneshot villain from the first season to appear.
  • Villain: Exit, Stage Left: After he's stripped of his Essence, he's imprisoned. But Jade frees him and instructs him to find a hiding place and wait for the escaped Essence to rebond with him. Of course, it never happens.

Origami/Kuniko Kasahara

A thief that focuses of Far East art, with the ability to turn his body into paper and fold himself into a variety of shapes, who leaves an origami animal at the scenes of his thefts. Captured by Jackie and imprisoned .Becomes the new Razor khan General.
  • A God Am I: After he looses his Paper Master abilities, he shows disdain about being trapped in a cell for "mere mortals".
  • Attention Whore: Dreads being ordinary and out of focus. To that end, he is angrier at the J-Team for Depowering him than he is at Jade for betraying him.
  • Cut Lex Luthor a Check: He used his abilities to become wealthy before focusing on art thefts.
  • De-Power: In the end he is not only stripped of his Essence, but the extraction rips out the magic paper that gave him his Paper Master abilities as well.
  • Evil Is Petty: His entire motivation for stealing rare art (basically, he feels that he's the only one who deserves to look at it) is quite petty. Jade even lampshades it.
  • Manchild: His motivation for stealing rare pieces Far East art? He feels that only he deserves to look upon them, like a child who doesn’t like to share his toys.
  • Noodle Incident: His escape from prison, and Jade throwing him in a bag and bringing him to the lair, are both unseen.
  • Only in It for the Money: Tarakudo gets Origami to join him by promising him that he’d be able to reassemble his art collection, as well as a chance for Revenge on Jackie.
  • Paper Master: As in canon. Tarakudo even expresses a hope that his Shadowkhan will gain the power. It later gets shifted to Viper.
  • Refuge in Audacity: He took full advantage of the fact that most people have a Weirdness Censor by committing his thefts blatantly and letting any witnesses rationalize it away, which worked against him when he met Jackie.
  • Required Secondary Powers: Can see and hear in paper form, though to speak he needs to shapeshift his lungs back. Jade actually points out the Fridge Logic in this, and he’s unable to come up with a reply.
  • Revenge: Wants it against Jackie, the man who caught him and got all his stolen art confiscated and returned.
  • Shapeshifter Baggage: Is unable to change his mass.
  • The Speechless: He cannot speak in paper form. If he wants to talk to someone, he needs to partially revert.
  • Tailor-Made Prison: Was stuffed into a special electrified cell after his defeat in Paris.
  • They Just Don't Get It: Is unable to understand why Jade betrayed him.
  • Unexpected Character: In the same vein as Nivor, a oneshot villain from canon who reappeared here.
  • Verbal Tic: As in canon, he refers to Jackie as Chan Jackie Chan.
  • Villain Team-Up: Is forced into this by Wong and Chang after he loses his Oni essence AND Origami powers.
  • Weirdness Censor: Referenced, he relied on the fact that people would rationalize his abilities as Origami away to commit his crimes. This bit him in the butt when it came to Jackie though.

Simon Leston

The new General of the Squid Khan, a formerly meek but misanthropic man, who upon his transformation terrorizes his hometown as a prelude to the rest of the world.

    Other Characters 

Andrew "Drew" Jacoby

Jade's schoolmate with whom she shares a strong dislike.
  • Horror Hunger: When Drew gets the Leech Essence he becomes hungrier than he can ever remember being in his life, and it actually begins to distract him from the Leech-Khan popping up everywhere.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Views the new reactions of everyone towards him as this for what he did to Jade.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Genuinely regrets what he did to Jade while unwittingly being influenced.
  • Power Incontinence: Drew has a problem similar to Valmont’s when the Leech-khan essence, forced from its preferred host Nivor and damaged by good magic blasts, senses the trace energies of Jade's awakening and latches onto him, with Leech-khan popping up in his room. The Essence, finding him wanting, then takes over and has the Leech-Khan drag him off to get itself removed by the nearest General.

The Enforcers

Three reformed Dark Hand thugs, who have served as henchmen for the various Big Bads the Chans have faced.
  • Demoted to Extra: So far they have been mostly watching out Uncle's Rare Finds while the J-Team is out on missions.
  • Genre Savvy: Due to their past experiences, they realize that if a spider-woman is paying them a visit, she's likely going to enlist and turn them into spider monsters themselves.
  • Irony: They lampshade the irony that after all the times they've risked their lives trying to steal ancient magical artifacts, they actually don't know much about antiques themselves.
  • Mook Carryover: Subverted. Jade appears to recruit them, only for them to flee for their lives before she can make the proposition.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: In the second Breather Episode, they go through a lot of trouble to retrieve a stolen figurine, only to get chewed out by Uncle for not selling anything while he was out.
  • The Greatest Story Never Told / Noodle Incident: We never see what happened to the Enforcers when they were recovering the figurine.
  • Screw This, I'm Out of Here!: When Jade shows up they run away.

Agent Hector Bardem

A member of the Mexican police who is dragged into the magical world.


A young sorceress from Mexico that Bardem recruits for help.

Agent Jones

The field leader of the newly established Section 0.


The hired magician of Section 0.
  • Epic Fail: His Essence containment jar breaks extremely easily.
  • Foil: To Uncle. They're both magic users, but Azan is young while Uncle is old, Azan uses his name while Uncle is only called Uncle, Uncle has redeeming personal qualities underneath his gruff exterior while Azan is a total jerk so far and Azan is a magical innovator with questionable competence in the arts while the old school preferring Uncle is a master chi wizard.
  • Jerkass: He is not a very pleasant man.
  • Magicians Are Wizards: Nivor thinks he's seen him in Reno.
  • Manchild: He acts like a spoiled brat.
  • Motor Mouth: Talks nonstop on the way to Mexico, much to Jones's dismay (especially since most of what he's saying is smack about Mexico, with Mexicans in earshot).
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Accidentally allows the Leech Essence to escape.
  • Original Character
  • Romanticism vs. Enlightenment: On the Enlightnment side, preferring innovation in his magic.
  • Squishy Wizard: Better at magic than at physical stuff.

Hak Foo

A mercenary who has served the various Big Bads the Chans have faced. After his defeats at the hands of the Chans ruin his reputation in the underworld, he's recruited as Section 0's muscle.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: He briefly wears a suit, as requested by Section 0. He rips it off later, revealing to have worn his usual outfit underneath it.
  • Calling His Attacks: Obviously. Section 0 is trying to break him of this habit. He goes back into it later, and fights better because of it.
  • Irony: Hak Foo's first appearance involves him fighting against the Leech Khan, the very Shadowkhan tribe he once controlled.
  • Rage Breaking Point: After having been reduced to working for Section 0 (which forces him to suppress almost everything about his own personality to keep the job), he finds himself fighting Jade — whom he associates with every failure that led him there — and losing. Finally, when Jade happily comments on Jackie seeming to finally admit his feelings towards Viper (in the middle of the fight, no less), he snaps, ripping off his standard issue suit and fighting in his usual style. It's commented that he seems more content afterwards.
  • Recruiting the Criminal: He was recruited because of his experience with magic (his reputation being shot because of his constant defeats by the J-Team were a big part of his reason for accepting).
  • The Social Darwinist: He shows shades of this, believing that those who do mind the physical form the power they have been granted gives them don't deserve it. And in his opinion Jade doesn't appreciate enough the power she has been granted.
  • Unstoppable Rage: After hitting the above mentioned Rage Breaking Point, he manages to break free of his trappings and easily turn the tables on Jade.


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