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  • The Shadowkhan are rarely consistent in how effective they are: sometimes a handful are more than enough to subdue Jackie and crew, other times they aren't of much concern. During Season 4, which delves into their history and how Shendu had control over them, you realize that they are effectively puppets. Whenever they are actually competent (such as when Jade inadvertently gained control of them) is because their controller is nearby and can better direct their efforts. All the other times they are on long range missions and are simply not as independently "smart".

  • Season 4: Why were Episodes 9-12 of 13 throwaway episodes? Because Tarakudo was chilling on his ass waiting for the nine masks to be united! If you assume that each mask is harder to find than its predecessor (which would explain why Tarakudo and the Chans were always after the same mask) then Tohru (who only has a major role in Episode 11) must've been struggling to locate the last mask for most of that time (maybe waiting for a potion to ferment or something during "The Good Guys") and, since Tarakudo would've been happy to wait on the Chans, they had time to deal with the Enforcers, Drago, Chang, and Daolon Wong whilst slowly locating that last mask.
    • This is corroborated by Ratso in "The Good Guys" when he says that they're on vacation. Clearly Tarakudo gave them vacation because they weren't needed for mask fetching or the world domination plan after the masks are united!

  • In the episode "The Chosen One", (where Tohru is believed to be the Chosen One of the Ben-Shui Order), there is a moment in the fight scene at the end where Jade is handily mastering the former Chosen One’s hiking stick, alluding to the bombshell dropped at the end of the episode that mentions the possibility of her being the Chosen One instead of Tohru. The Dark Chi Warriors break the stick, promoting Jade to say "There goes my chi." At first glance this may be viewed as simply saying "I’m screwed", but upon the reveal at the end takes on a different meaning, what if she was aware that it actually was her chi (since the Chosen One’s chi is one and the same with the next-in-line) that left the stick? Then, she inadvertently ends the fighting in a You Shall Not Pass! moment by yelling "Leave him alone!" at which point the awakening ceremony is ended. Again, it could be coincidence, or the Chosen One subconsciously ending the ceremony to protect her friend from being killed.

  • At the beginning of the Noble Animals story arc in Season 3, why was Scruffy chosen to become a vessel for the talisman of immortality? Why not a purebred dog? Because Scruffy is a mixed breed, the canine Jack-of-All-Trades. What's more, mixed breed dogs have something called Hybrid Vigor, which makes them less susceptible to genetic health problems, pretty symbolic of the talisman's immortality charm.
    • Continuing the speculations on the subject of why certain animals gained certain Talisman powers, Sasha was chosen as the bearer of the power of balance for two reasons linked to the symbolism of Yin and Yang. She has black and white stripes, and she's a predator raised in captivity. As her owners Helmut and Ulf state in her first appearance, years of training have tamed her wild nature, but she's still a wild predator at heart. She performs on the stage with her natural ferocity, yet acts like a tame cat around those she trusts, like Helmut and Ulf and later Jade in Animal Crackers. When Jackie — who's a stranger to her at the time — falls in her cage, she tolerates his presence until he keeps trying to pull her from the leash despite her warning growls.
    • As for the Noble Horse, Royal Medicine has healing powers because of his health. He's so healthy that he quickly outruns the other horses on the tracks.

    • Eggbert the Noble Rooster is able to utilize levitation powers, since red junglefowl descendants, although physically incapable of flying, still possess the instinct needed to fly successfully. It mirrors how a human being, using the rooster talisman, has to learn how to think like an aerial being. As for telekinesis it possibly refers to Eggbert's relatiely cautious and calm nature to not engage a foe head-on instead using projectiles, as opposed to the more reckless standart behavior of roosters.

    • Mordecai's laser vision power probably is one of the trickiest to figure out. Pigs belong to the animals who need to protect their relatively naked body against the ultraviolet rays of the Sun, therefore they cover themselves with the surrounding mud. It's not a straight-up laser but still somewhat related and this way Mordecai somewhat controls the harmful radiation by not letting it hurt him. Also what does Mordecai mostly do to those he meets? He stares at them, and in case of foes, he stares them down while remaining motionless. The two aforementioned facts basically unite to become one, namely laser vision.

  • Snake, Monkey and Rat talisman powers basically cover three things:

    • Snakes blend their coloration with their surroundings to avoid their enemies.
    • Monkeys have a tendency to imitate each other and even other animals and pick up the latter's behavior if it proves beneficial.
    • Rats move undetected, but may accidentaly move objects they are running past, causing onlooker to think that the object in question has come to life and is making sounds.

  • In "The Good, the Bad, the Blind, the Deaf and the Mute", the story focuses on the concept of the Three Wise Monkeys. "See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil." Tohru becomes blind, Jade becomes deaf, and Jackie becomes mute. However, some versions of the concept portray not Three, but Four Wise Monkeys. The fourth monkey symbolizes "do no evil" and is often portrayed as keeping arms crossed. Now, Uncle ends up being the victim of "do no evil" curse when Daolon Wong traps his body from the neck down to the idle. He could still see, hear and speak; but aside from turning his head around, he couldn't do anything else.
    • At the end, Daolon Wong is cursed with all the three disabilities, making him also a victim of "do no evil" curse, though in an opposite way to Uncle. He could move around, but with his ability to receive information from his environment and communicate with others severely impaired, his ability to cause harm — either directly or by influencing other people through communication — was greatly reduced.
    • When the Three Monkeys are opened, Tohru, Jade and Jackie are hit with the spells while Uncle is left unharmed. The episode is Played for Laughs, but if you think about it, the reasons for the Jackie, Jade and Tohru getting their specific disability describes them and their actions. Jackie's muteness is because he talks the most out of the group and no one generally listens to what he says too much because he's a Captain Obvious. Either that, or he's nearly yelling his head off in battle. Jade is deaf because she doesn't listen, her mouth gets her in trouble and looking ahead for results in her problems, ending in failure most of the time. Tohru is the hardest to think of, but when you remember that Tohru is a chi wizard in training (and having trouble with that), his 'magical eye' isn't too open, rendering him blind. As for Uncle, he is completely unaffected because of the kinds of training with Chi Master Fong. He listened to his master's commands, he was open to the magical possibilities when he was young (as seen in "A Night at the Opera"), and when Uncle is speaking, it's to those who aren't magically aware, which annoys Uncle constantly.

  • During a brawl, Finn—a newly-turned shadow henchman of Daolon Wong—taunts Uncle, calling himself "Finn 2.0". Uncle then taunts him back, both verbally claiming and showing physically that Finn 2.0 is no match for "Uncle, Original Recipe". The word choice here is interestingly appropriate: Finn, the younger man, describes himself with a term associated with technology, specifically version updates; Uncle's wording is more "organic," as it brings to mind food and cooking, one of the most ancient skills humanity knows.
    • One could also see it in this way: Finn describes himself as Finn 2.0 because he believes that the upgrade in power somehow makes him better overall, and while this is true to an extent, he ignores the simplest fact that at his fundamental core, he's still a weakling and someone with very little true capability at his base level, something that no amount of upgrades can change. A weak foundation means that even if you add extra strength afterwards, it will still break and fall down when someone gets around those upgrades. By contrast, Uncle's description of being the original recipe ties into the fact that he's the base, and him being able to defeat the upgraded Finn shows that he at his base is fundamentally strong and robust, even with his aged state. A strong foundation can still stand even if age and weakness wears down his added strength, much like how a great recipe can last for generations even at its most basic state or regardless of alterations.

  • In "Day of the Dragon", as Jackie is packing up to go to Hong Kong to stop Shendu, Jade says to Jackie, "Jackie! I have to come with you. I'm an essential part of the J-Team! The cunning one?" You would think that was a mistake on the writer's part since the Chans are addressed as the Chan Clan and J-Team hasn't made their official debut yet. But that line makes more sense because Jade had the J-Team in mind ahead of time and was telling Jackie in case he lost against Shendu. It comes into play too, because Uncle comments after the fight that since Shendu is destroyed, a greater evil will take his place, in Season 2. What's one of the episode's names in Season 2 and who makes their epic debut? "The J-Team".

  • In "Black and White and Chi All Over", Drago says to Jade that he'll "come back for her later". Watch "The Demon Beneath My Wings" and you'll see Drago trying and failing to get Jade when he first popped up in the Windsor Mansion thanks to Ms. Hartman and her Sky Demon Chi.

  • In "Relics of Demons Past", after Drago gives the Enforcers part of his fire chi to be his henchmen, they ask Drago what they're going to do. Drago replies with, "A fan." If you listen carefully, Finn and Ratso are confused by Drago's request. But you hear Ratso saying, "Oh boy." Ratso knew exactly where Drago was going with this.

  • In "Weight and See", Jackie and Uncle arrive in Canada and the chi-o-matic briefly acts up, to which Jackie thinks it's because of the new containment jar. Uncle frustratingly replies that the containment jar isn't the problem and it's there to contain more than one demon chi. If the viewer had seen Black and White and Chi All Over, Uncle adjusting the Chi-o-Matic makes sense. But the new containment jar wasn't the issue; Uncle just hadn't tested the chi-o-matic enough with new containment jar. Later on in Weight And See, when Jackie and Uncle don't find the Mountain demon chi in their pile of chopsticks Uncle says he will "run tests", which he does. These tests allow Uncle to be able to get the Mountain chi and shortly after, claim Drago's Fire chi also. The Mountain chi was the last of the 7 free demon chi to be discovered, and with Drago's inherited chi from his father, that makes 8. This means Uncle was planning on making a double reversal spell for the remaining two chis from the beginning, and Jackie, Jade and Tohru didn't suspect a thing.

  • In "Re-Enter the J-Team", Chang was betrayed by the J-Team (Tohru especially, since he was one of the competition winners). Chang’s plan in Attack of the J-Clones as revenge makes sense; with a clone, he could manipulate the emotions, trust and friendship of the J-Team. When Viper was the first to be framed by a clone, Jackie was hurt and disappointed to think Viper had gone back to being a thief after the events of "Enter the Viper" and "Origami". When Paco found the El Toro clone stealing jade from the museum, he was hurt to think El Toro was supposedly not who Paco admired him to be. When Jackie and his clone were tested by Captain Black, Black was hurt that his good friend of 6 years couldn't remember his birthday. When Uncle was trying to find another J-Clone in Section 13, Tohru was sad thinking the J-Clone was him when it wasn't. Even El Toro was hurt when 'Paco' was revealed to be the J-Clone Uncle had sensed. Chang played the J-Team by giving them a taste of their own medicine.

  • The ring of fire surrounding Jade and Drago just before their final fight in "J2: Rise of the Dragons" seems like something from what Jade and Drago remember of their first fight. Either that, or it's an animation error.

  • It's funny how Jackie and Captain Black has the most trouble when it comes to accessing magic and doing something simple like firing a blowfish, while a younger person like Jade has a lot of luck (sometimes a little too much). It's not just a Rule of Funny; it applies to their skepticism. Captain Black completely denied its existence in Season 1 upon seeing Shendu. Jackie has doubts in chi magic and prefers to face the villain of that episode with his hands rather than with something he can't trust and isn't too sure about. Hence one of Uncle's catchphrases, "He never listens!"

  • It's no coincidence that Tohru's hair is qualified as 'hair of samurai'. The samurai are warlords who were supposed to be undyingly loyal to their daimyo (their masters). Samurai without masters were ronin instead. Tohru is already a warrior, and has faithfully served all of his masters (even the evil ones) with undying loyalty, so it makes sense why his hair would qualify for the spell.
    • More literally, there's the strong possibility that Tohru, as a Japanese man, probably had a samurai ancestor somewhere in his family's past. Nevertheless, it doesn't change how Tohru still acts a good samurai in spirit.
      • Tohru's hair is set up almost like a chonmage, an Edo period men's hair style worn by the samurai of old and by the sumo wrestlers of recent times.

  • It's funny how Jackie and Jade start with the same letter. Same for Chow and Charlie, Finn and Frank and Ratso and Rocko.

  • Think back to the first time Jade was called "shrimp" in the Season 1 episode "Bullies" and her reaction to it. The moral in that episode was to put aside your extreme emotions in order to be in control of yourself and your actions. Fast forward to Season 5, when the Ice Crew repeatedly call Jade shrimp and her reaction then. Jade has learned quite a lot from Bullies.
    • Jackie also learned his lesson from "Bullies". In "The Stronger Evil", Captain Black is super-kicked by Hak Foo right in front of him and Jackie was able to keep his composure.

  • In "The Power Within", when Jade finishes her noodle soup she says, "Mm! Tastes like chicken!" It's funny because she just swallowed the Rooster Talisman.

  • In "Black and White and Chi All Over", Ice says to Drago, "You want our services? You gots to show some green!" Drago did do that by turning them into green dragon henchmen.

  • From "J2: Revisited": 'Arcanum' means 'secret'. When Jimmy was training with Tohru to be a chi wizard, he went behind everyone's back as he trained in The Dark Arts. When he had the Future! and Present!Jade's get the other half of the Arcanum, that was a part of his secret. Finally, when Jimmy held the Arcanum in his hand, the Arcanum revealed Jimmy's secret as the dark wizard Iso.
    • Added to that, iso means 'equal'. At Jade's school, Jimmy was bullied and was treated unequally to them. As Jimmy grows up as Tohru's chi wizard apprentice, he thought no one would respect him. As Iso, he must've figured that people will respect him as more than an unequal, but as a superior.

  • The fact that Tarakudo spent most of his season being a floating head makes sense in the season 4 finale when he gets his body back and seeing his skills put to the test then. The Japanese wizards who banished Tarakudo must've had some trouble in doing so. In a matter of seconds, he knocks El Toro, Jackie and Viper flat with little to no trouble at all. He would've won too if it wasn't for Jade's quick thinking.

  • Coincidental or not, Jade's teacher was talking about doldrums, the equatorial region of the Atlantic Ocean with calms, sudden storms, and light unpredictable winds. The last thing she says is "an area of low pressure with almost no wind at all." Cue Jade 5 seconds later knocking her whole classroom down with a huge bellow of wind from her gut courtesy of the Wind demon chi.

  • A friend pointed out to me a lot of insight about the Sheep talisman. Many characters in the JCA and fans say the Sheep talisman is useless because the user's physical body is at a high risk and it has no use in battle. In astral form no one can see, hear or touch you. Many security systems can't detect astral forms, making it easy to sneak in and out. The Snake can do the same, but with setbacks. A person can make noise, their heat signature can be traced, people can bump into them and they can trip up alarms. The only downside to the Sheep is not being able to physically steal. What else can be stolen without physically carrying it? Information. Anyone can be spied on when one's astral—the secrets and plans are basically being told to them. Unless someone has the power to see astral forms, no one will ever know. The Sheep can be used in battle too. In Sheep In, Sheep Out, when Daolon Wong acquires the power of the Sheep he was able to use it to eject Jade and Jackie's astral forms from their body. It took Jade a jump kick through Wong's body to realize she was in her astral form. Imagine what would happen if Wong stayed to finish the job.
    • And the weakness of the sheep talisman? Not a weakness at all for Shendu, who would also have a Healing Factor courtesy of the Horse Talisman.

  • Garlic contains useful minerals like phosphorous, calcium, and iron. It boosts digestion, reduces hypertension, treats colds, wounds, can prevent cancer and do many more things. Every time Uncle was talking about garlic and annoying people with the smell, he was doing it either for his or someone else's health.

  • A hint towards Viper's Jewish heritage is her knowledge in Krav Maga, which originates from Israel.

  • When Shendu was banished in season 2, he mentioned about seeking a tear in the time-space continuum, which led to him going to the Book of Ages and it getting literally torn by Jade in an attempt to stop him.

  • In season 2 the trigrams don't look like they mean much, but they are actually related to the Bagua trigrams which corresponds to each demon and their chi (with the exception of Field being Moon and Lake/Marsh being water). This tells why each demon was defeated in ancient times by a certain Immortal, like Shendu being defeated by Lü Dongbin, Bai Tza by Li Tieguai etc.

  • "Tohru Who?": Despite suffering from amnesia and not really knowing who the Chan Clan is, Tohru realizes that his place is not with Valmont due to the latter putting the former in danger due to callousness. Remember that it was Valmont's cruel treatment that led to Tohru's Heel–Face Turn. Really shows how far Tohru has come and how much Valmont doesn't learn from his mistakes.

  • Like their former cohort Tohru, the three Enforcers eventually decide to quit villainy that has brought them nothing but misery, but much later than him. The three inseparable Enforcers are portrayed from the beginning to be good friends to each other. When Finn quits the Dark Hand to make his own career far away from Jackie Chan in "Tough Luck", Chow and Ratso follow him (much to his delight) soon afterwards when Valmont refuses to give them raises. In "The Good Guys", Chow claims that they became criminals because they "fell in with the wrong crowd", with Ratso muttering that crowd to have been each other. Tohru was never that close with them due to his intimidating demeanor and his higher status in the Dark Hand's pecking order. The reason he was able to quickly put the criminal world behind him was because he had no close relationships to tie him there. The Enforcers in turn make the decision to reform together (and they also relapse together). Such is the power of peer pressure.

  • Tarakudo said in The Masks of the Shadowkhan, “What good is a symbol without drums?” He was referring to a cymbal, like in a drum set and the barrels of oil thrown being oil drums.

  • More like "Fridge Amusement", but put a few things together from "Project A for Astral". Shendu has possessed Jade. Augustus Black takes "Jade" to the theme park Melvin World at Jackie's request. They are there for apparently the whole day, Black finds nothing wrong with "Jade", and by this point he's well aware of Jade normally being energetic and mischievous. Which means, to some extent, Shendu probably had to pretend to be entertained by the park, or Black likely would have called Uncle or Jackie about Jade seeming off (likely chalking it up to her being sick, as at this point he doesn't believe in magic).

  • In "Samurai Ratso", Tarakudo seems to sabotages his chances at victory by indicating the Hanafuda Cards are important when Uncle dismisses them. But later on, it's revealed he wanted the masks in the same place all along, making this seemingly uncharacteristic moment of incompetence a part of his overall plan.

  • In "Day of the Dragon", Valmont says he's "raising cane". This is a reference to Cain, the biblical figure who killed his brother Abel and the idiom which means to cause trouble.

  • At the beginning of season 5, Uncle is looking up at the stars and calls it the bad chi stars. A lot of fans have mentioned that this sounds weird and cliche-ish and that it didn't make sense. However, if you go back a couple of episodes, the mentions of stars go back to the psychic Ms. Kimber when she and Uncle contacted each other in The Shadow Eaters. Uncle may have learned a lot of things from the psychic.

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Fridge Horror

  • The Dark Hand. For most of the series, they're depicted as a comically incompetent gang who have constantly failed to steal magic treasures for their evil sorcerer clients. But still, they've always tried (though failed) to use lethal force against the heroes (including Jade and Paco). This should make anyone think more about their overall malice...
    • The full extent of their non-supernatural criminal activity is unknown, but is likely quite unsettling. Way back in the Season 1 premiere, Captain Black described them as an international criminal organization that was connected to every form of crime. Not to mention that in one episode of Season 2, Valmont and the Enforcers were sentenced to 50 years in Hollowlands Maximum Security Prison.
      • This could imply that Valmont and his associates were involved with some truly shady or despicable crimes such as gambling, prostitution, murder, arms/drug/human trafficking, etc. Because this was a kids' show that was subjected to censorship, we'll never really know what they did.

  • If Jade wasn't there to warn Jackie about him walking to his doom, and if Jackie hadn't woken up in time to stop himself from falling off a building in "Project A for Astral", the results could've been disastrous.
    • Most of "Project A for Astral" is Fridge Horror. Imagine your astral form being free and having a demon take possession of your body, making you stuck in astral form as long as your body is being inhabited. Not only that, but no one would be able to see or hear you; you can only appear in someone's dreams to get help, and who knows if that certain someone can remember anything in their dream when they wake up.

  • In "The Stronger Evil", Chow fires the Monkey Talisman at some Section 13 agents, turning them into rats. We have no idea if they were ever changed back into humans!

  • The Book of Ages, the most obscenely powerful artifact on the show, is also the most mysterious one. We have absolutely no idea who created it, or just why it can allow anyone to change any event in history, as if they were vandalizing a wiki article.

  • When Uncle trapped Daolon Wong's Dark Chi Warriors, Daolon Wong went and transformed Finn, Ratso, and Chow into his new Dark Chi Warriors. What if this is how he got his original Dark Chi Warriors? Even worse is the fact that he transformed Hak Foo, who had no Dark Chi Warrior predecessor. Being able to transform Hak Foo implies that Daolon Wong can enslave anyone.
    • If the original Warriors were once humans, would the Enforcers have eventually become just as silent and emotionless as them, if they had never been freed by Uncle?

  • When Jade and Tohru are given the Mark of Tarakudo as a tattoo, their skin turns blue and eyes red, just like the Shadowkhan. The Fridge Horror kicks in when you realize that most or all tribes of Shadowkhan might well be humans and other lifeforms who were also given this tattoo, meaning all the Shadowkhan are actually victims of The Corruption, and they're also slaves of Tarakudo.

  • In "Chi of the Vampire", if the heroes had failed to retake their stolen chi from the Jiangshi before sunrise, then not only would the vampire have lost his fatal weakness to sunlight, but he also would've permanently enslaved Uncle as his vampire minion. If that did happen, would the real Uncle even be aware of how he's forced to serve evil?

  • In "The Curse of El Chupacabra", the titular Chupacabra can turn humans into more of its kind by biting or scratching them, not unlike a werewolf. Was the Chupacabra that turned El Toro always a monster, or did it use to be human too? If so, did it have a human form in daytime, or was it far too late to change him/her back to normal before it died?

  • In "Attack of the J-Clones", an evil wizard - who is never seen again - creates magical duplicates of the five members of the J-Team. These magical duplicates are flawed, but they are also morally good just like the originals. The evil wizard brainwashes the J-Clones into being evil, but in the end of the episode they are turned back to the side of good and fight alongside the J-Team originals. But after this, they are never heard of again. What happened to them?

  • In "The Powers That Be (Part 2)", Drago and the Ice Crew are crushing Section 13's forces, with Drago having all eight demon powers joined as one. During Drago's destruction of San Francisco, there were no visible on-screen deaths, but what about the (very likely) possibility that many people died off-screen?
    • Considering that some powerful demons were going on a rampage in a major city like San Francisco, it's very likely that the supernatural is no longer a secret now. In fact this was sort of lampshaded, as Captain Black tried proposing a (very unconvincing) cover story about a "meteor shower" to his superiors over the phone.

  • In "The Shadow Eaters", when the Mini-Shadowkhan monster walks down to the subway to eat all the people's shadows coming out, imagine all the "dead" (unconscious) bodies lying on the floor of the subway platform.
    • Chow was one of the "dead" bodies that had their shadow taken. Ratso and Finn must've been worried sick about their friend. Yes Tarakudo probably explained to them why Chow was like that, but it still must've been scary to see their friend almost dead.

  • In "The Amazing T-Troop", Scruffy gets hit with Tarakudo's telekinesis and is thought to be dead. He wakes up not too long afterwards, giving the episode a happy (and funny) ending. There's not a happy ending anymore because Scruffy is never seen in the series afterwards.
    • Maybe Uncle just forced Jade to give him up for adoption.

  • In "Day of the Dragon", Captain Black can't explain Shendu to Uncle, who gets mad and says that there were thousands of Demon Sorcerers in the past that have terrorized the world before. Fast forward to Season 2 (and Season 4, if Oni count) that there were indeed many other Demon Sorcerers. Shendu was just the tip of the iceberg at the time.

  • Isn't really Fridge Horror, but more of Fridge Heartbreaking. The Enforcers nephews don't know everything behind their uncle's pasts as criminals, and judging from their reactions from Jade calling the Enforcers "low-life crooks", one can only imagine how unhappy Frank, Charlie and Rocko will be if and when they discover their uncle's were never in the "import-exporter business".
    • On the bright side, they might not ever need to know since the finale shows the Enforcers more or less giving up crime, so they probably could end up working the "importer-exporter business" legitimately on parole.

  • Jackie mentioned in Déjà Vu that the train situation was something he was "trying to forget". In one episode, Captain Black was tested to make sure he wasn't going insane in Rumble in the Big House and even had his phone tapped by his superiors for "the m-word". At this point, one can only imagine that kinds of nightmares and probably trauma Jackie—maybe even all of the Chan Clan—have experienced throughout the years.

  • Jackie's joke in the episode Lotus Temple about "the other little girl that got lost looking for firewood" sounds Harsher in Hindsight remembering that same thing happened to Xu Lin that caused her to be stuck in the Lotus Temple for 5 years.

    Fridge Logic 
Fridge Logic
  • Why was Jackie arrested in "Enter The Viper"? He wasn't caught inside the museum, nor was he caught with any stolen property. The cops just found him running down the sidewalk in front of the museum and slapped cuffs on him.
    • Because he was dressed like a cat burglar and fleeing the vicinity of a crime. Also, he did have stolen property: the Pink Puma gem.
      • Although he doesn't end up with the Pink Puma for long, after all Jade ended up with the gem. Which brings up another question, why did the police take him to jail if they discovered that he didn't have any stolen property on him?
      • Perhaps they felt that he was still an accessory to the crime itself. He did look like a burglar, maybe they felt that he was assisting in the crime, which is still a crime. If anything, they should have had him in for questioning only as he may know who did take the Pink Puma, but Jackie wouldn't tell the police it was Jade would he? They may have held him for "further questioning" after he refuses to give Jade's or Viper's names at the police station. That could explain why he stays in jail until Viper breaks him out.

  • Why is it so amazing when El Toro removes his mask during "Fright Night Fight", and why do they hide his face in the shadows when we already know what he looks like? His mask has come off more than once previous to this episode.
    • It was because this was being done by him himself, rather than another person. Plus it's to the drama for Paco, since El Toro did it to convince him to remove the Oni Mask. Paco idolizes lucha libre and would follow every tradition to the letter, so it was very crushing to see his hero willingly break the number one rule.

  • In Season 1, it's noted that, in the episode focusing on it, the Rat Talisman is the most important to regain for Shendu, as it will allow to escape his statue form, though he'll only return to full strength with all Talismans. However, in the Season 1 finale, he regains all Talismans except for one-half of the Tiger Talisman, yet despite having the Rat Talisman, he doesn't escape his statue form. He only becomes animate again once the second half of the Tiger Talisman is regained. Inconsistency?
    • It is tied to the power of the Tiger Talisman. It balances the other 11 talismans! So long as he lacks the complete Tiger Talisman, he can only use one talisman at a time.
    • He probably chose not to activate it until he had all Talismans, it's not like he is a mindless statue, he is still capable of thought and able to use the Sheep Talisman, so he must be able to make sure the Talismans do not do something he does not want them to.
    • Good guess, but actually, it was specifically stated that the spell that sealed him away required ALL the Talismans to break, which was why they were scattered across the Earth in the FIRST place!

  • While Dog Talisman is supposed to give the power of Immortality, it's been proven time and again that it also gives Nigh-Invulnerability, of the no-damage-taken variety. It's been shown consistently that while attacks can still hurt, no amount of deadly energy (proven when Tso Lan the Moon Demon was attacking a Dog-bearing Uncle in the "Demon World" two-parter) can give the person so much as a scratch.
    • And as one webcomic (unrelated) shows, the best keeping method for this kind of Talisman is to swallow it whole.
    • Jackie was able to hurt an immortal Shendu in Season 1.
      • But as Shendu pointed out, he still had the Horse Talisman to heal his injuries.

  • As the last episode of Season 1 and the first episode of Season 2 show, the Dog Talisman doesn't TOTALLY eliminate pain and injuries (not to mention the episode that introduced it, where Uncle was knocked out while wearing it), pain and injuries are more Horse Talisman territory.

  • Did the Book of Ages contain a scripture of Shendu rewriting the book itself, etc.?

  • Tohru is rather Easily Forgiven by the Chans after everything he puts them through during Season 1. (Once he almost cut Jade's stomach open while she was conscious.) But it takes a long time before Jackie starts trusting Viper (whose actions weren't nearly as heinous as Tohru's) even slightly. El Toro was using the Ox Talisman for his own benefit (no worse than Viper), yet Jackie never distrusts him afterwards. Why these contradictions? Because Jackie believed Tohru's reformation to be genuine because he saw how Shendu almost killed him. And he was there to see El Toro's change of heart. He didn't witness as clearly Viper's choice to turn straight. And the fact that her overall attitude hasn't changed much doesn't help the matter in Jackie's eyes.
    • He also is reluctant to believe in Finn, Ratso and Chow's attempts to reform after having fought against them for so long (understandably). But he still starts to believe them slowly (ironically right when they decide to give up being honest). And during the Grand Finale, he places Jade in Hak Foo's hands (probably because the mercenary decided to fight alongside the J-Team). Both of those cases are a pretty short time of giving up trust issues. It only makes the length of his distrust towards Viper more noticeable.
      • Everyone reformed were men, except Viper. Perhaps Jackie is trying to deny his attraction towards a thief.
    • Viper was a thief of ancient artifacts. Jackie, being an Archaeologist, would probably be the least trustful of such people since they often destroy historical records to get at the valuables.

  • In the episode "The Dog and the Piggy Show", Jackie groans when he finds out that he has to go back to Bavaria. The Fridge Logic comes in when you realize Bavaria is where Jackie found the shield with the Rooster Talisman, where all the magic trouble started.

  • There's the very popular theory that Drago may be half-human because he has five fingers, is small in size, and has red irises; while Shendu has four fingers, is large, and his eyes are fully red. But demons like Hsi Wu are small in size, demons like Tchang Zu have five fingers, and the Japanese Oni demons have colored irises. Plus, it wouldn't really make sense to call Drago a demon hybrid, because when Uncle took out Drago's Fire Demon Chi in "Weight And See", Drago maintained his demon form but lost his powers. If he was a true half-demon, Uncle's spell should have taken Drago's dragon form also, turning him into a human.
    • Uncle's spell would have taken Drago's dragon form if Drago had been a human empowered by Fire Demon Chi in a similar way to the Ice Gang. If he really is a hybrid or a full-blooded demon, the spell wouldn't have taken his default form along with his powers.

  • Drago and Shendu are born in China and know a multitude of Chinese spells (and presuming, the language), but are able to breathe fire. Why is this a problem? Chinese dragons don't breathe fire, Europeans dragons do, therefore making Drago and Shendu Chinese-European mixes.

  • In "Showdown in the Old West", the Wild West expies of Valmont, Ratso, and Finn make up their era's counterpart to the Dark Hand; however, Chow and Hak-Foo are totally absent from the story (while the Tohru expy is a friend of Jackie's ancestor). Since Chow and Hak-Foo are of Chinese descent, there's a good chance that their ancestors were still living in China at the time. Either that, or the Chow/Hak-Foo analogues were living in America, but because they were probably just 'Asian railroad workers', they couldn't join the gang because of racism.

  • In "The Powers That Be (Part 1)", Captain Black is drinking coffee in the morning and is kidnapped, staying in the junkyard well past 3 in the morning. Section 13 must've searched San Francisco upside down on its ear to look for their boss. This can explain why Jade was able to talk and get a piece of Shendu and how Tohru was able to take out the chi containment unit with little to no repercussions.

  • Out of everyone in the show, Captain Black struggles the most when it comes to the rules of magic. From his point of view, he spent many years in the government, 6 years at Interpol. He’s used to fighting with machinery and sending in agents to stop criminals. Having Jackie and his family come in and drastically change the criminals Section 13 deals with from human to a demon threat level would be hard for Black to comfortably adjust to.

  • Through some pronunciation issues, the treasure Shen Du was referring to in season 1 was the treasure of Qin Shi Huang, the founder of the Qin dynasty and the first emperor of a unified China.


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