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"How many lives do you possess!?."
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Shendu is released from his statue form thanks to getting all the talismans, and leaves without giving Valmont a promised treasure. Tohru abandons Valmont after being forced to fight Shendu, and tells the heroes about the demon: Shendu plans to return to his old fortress in Hong Kong, and open a portal to free his army of dragons and burn Asia to ashes. Jackie is the only one who can stop him now.


This episode provides examples of:

  • Air-Vent Passageway: How both Jade and the Dark Hand escape Section 13.
  • Call-Back: Tohru's Heel–Face Turn stems from Jackie explaining that every Tuesday at Section 13 "is Donut Day".
  • Consolation Prize: After all of Shendu's treasure is reduced to dust, Finn asks Valmont if he'd settle for this, in the form of the abandoned talismans in the sand.
  • David vs. Goliath: As seen in the picture, Jackie versus Shendu.
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  • The Dog Bites Back: Valmont and the Enforcers get back at Shendu for betraying them by stealing all the treasure in his castle.
  • Flat Joy: See below.
  • Hates Being Touched: Tohru's response to Uncle ordering Jackie to give him a hug.
    Uncle: Come, Jackie! Give Tohru a hug!
    Tohru: Don't.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Tohru quits the Dark Hand and joins the heroes in this episode.
  • I Lied: Shendu goes back on his promise to reward the Dark Hand with the treasure of Qin Shi Huang, because, technically, Jackie gave him the talismans.
  • Insufferable Genius: Uncle really knows how to have this kind of moment in this episode.
    Uncle: See? What have we learned?
    Section 13 agents: (in Flat Joy) Magic must defeat magic.
  • It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time: Jade blasting Shendu into nothing seemed like the right thing to do, until Uncle pointed out the Evil Power Vacuum his destruction leaves.
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  • Misplaced Retribution: After Shendu is destroyed, Uncle gives a Dope Slap and You Fool! rant to Jackie. Jackie quickly and rightly points out that it was Jade's doing.
  • Near-Villain Victory: In the end, Shendu would have won if it wasn't for Jade's timely intervention since he is eventually able to get Chan on the ropes and nearly feeds him to his dragon minions.
  • No Ontological Inertia: Shendu's destruction results in his palace disintegrating, as well as all his treasure, much to the Dark Hand's dismay.
  • Only a Flesh Wound: Tohru is punted out of a skyscraper and the rest of the Dark Hand thinks he's dead. He turns up an hour later at the antique shop, with a sling and covered in bandages.
  • Running Gag: Every time Jackie seems to be in trouble fighting Shendu, Captain Black orders his men to ready their weapons, only to be interrupted by Uncle, who tells them "No, magic must defeat magic!". It lasts until the third time, when Uncle gives Captain Black a Vulcan nerve pinch and knocks him out, saying "Who else wants a piece of Uncle?". Black is out cold for the rest of the fight, including the last time Jackie finds himself in dire straits against Shendu.
  • Sequel Hook: Since Shendu was killed, there's now an Evil Power Vacuum that another, "stronger" evil can fill (and we discover Shendu has an extended family who tries to fill it). Also, Valmont and the Enforcers get their hands on the talismans.
  • Serious Business: How Uncle reacted when Shendu is destroyed as it causes the balance between good and evil to loosen.
  • Skeptic No Longer: Captain Black goes from not believing the talismans are actually magical to absolutely accepting it after he catches a glimpse of Shendu taking off from Valmont's office.
  • Sins of Our Fathers: Shendu wants to get revenge on the descendants of those who sealed him...by flattening all of Asia.
  • The Starscream: Valmont, once again.
  • Uncomfortable Elevator Moment:
    Ratso: Too bad about the lost treasure of... y'know, whatcha call it.
    Finn: Uh, will this affect our bonuses?
    Ratso: You get a bonus?
    Valmont: Shut it!
  • What the Hell Are You?:
    Jackie: Who... What are you?!
    Shendu: I am the keeper of the Talismans. I am the apocalypse of which legend speaks! And I am, for once and for all, your executioner!
  • Why Won't You Die?: Shendu asks Chan "How many lives do you possess?" when he sees him at the palace.
  • The Worf Effect: Shendu shows off his restored self by easily beating up Tohru.
  • You Have Failed Me: Shendu pulls this one on Valmont by claiming it's not him who gave him the talismans, Dark Jackie did.

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