List of Kung Fu Panda characters

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The following is a list of characters from the DreamWorks animated film media franchise Kung Fu Panda, with their shorts and specials Secrets of the Furious Five, Kung Fu Panda Holiday, and Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters, as well as the video games and TV show Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness.

The world of Kung Fu Panda is a fantasized version of ancient China as typically depicted in the wuxia film genre populated by anthropomorphized animals where the martial arts can have magical qualities on top of extraordinary physical prowess for those sufficiently skilled.

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Po[edit]

Main article: Po (Kung Fu Panda)
Po
Kung Fu Panda character
Voiced by Jack Black (films, TV specials)
Liam Knight (young)
Mick Wingert (TV series, video games)
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Species Giant Panda
Combat Style Improvised and Panda Kung Fu

Po Ping is the titular protagonist of the Kung Fu Panda franchise. He is a giant panda who was improbably chosen as the Dragon Warrior, champion of the Valley of Peace in the first movie. Although highly doubted as such, the giant panda proved himself worthy as a formidable warrior in unexpected ways. The adoptive son of Mr. Ping, a goose who owns a noodle restaurant. Po is one of Master Shifu's students, the prophesied Dragon Warrior, and the warrior of black and white (as revealed in Kung Fu Panda 2).

In the first movie, Po is shown to be living with his father Mr. Ping and working at his noodle restaurant, dreaming of a life as a celebrated kung fu master. However, because of his excessive weight and work fueling a crippling self-loathing, he cannot achieve this dream. However, to his surprise, he is chosen to be the legendary dragon warrior seemingly by accident: when having arrived late to the Dragon Warrior's selection ceremony, his attempts to get over the Palace walls to see the event results in him conspicuously crashing into the midst of the masters and being picked as the new Dragon Warrior just as Master Oogway is about to make his selection. As it is, Oogway's selection of him is doubted by all until Po defeats Tai Lung (the main antagonist). He is capable of impressive feats when motivated by food (which Shifu actually uses to train him).

In the second movie, Po is shown to have had a traumatic childhood, with his mother being killed saving him, and his father being separated from him during a panda genocide led by Lord Shen. This is why, at first, he seemed unable to achieve inner peace. After being told by the Soothsayer that it is not the past that shapes the person, however, he realizes that he has led a happy and fulfilling life despite his tragic upbringing.

Po is often flustered and clumsy, but generally laid back and easy going. While he seems childish and overenthusiastic at times, he has a deep appreciation of the martial arts in all its aspects. As a result, Po is a formidable warrior who is not only capable of teaching the discipline's philosophical and physical elements, but is also able to learn traditional techniques quickly with the right instruction while developing powerful innovations.

In Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, Po is shown to be helping Master Shifu and the Furious Five into defending the Valley of Peace from villains of different kind. All the while, Po makes mistakes, learns lessons, learns more about the history of Kung Fu, and meets famous Kung Fu masters like him.

Master Shifu[edit]

Master Shifu
Kung Fu Panda character
Voiced by Dustin Hoffman (films, TV specials)
Fred Tatasciore (TV series)
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Species Red Panda
Combat Style Panda Kung Fu

Master Shifu is a grey coated Red Panda who was Oogway's student and the trainer and master of Po and the Furious Five, as well as Tai Lung. In the TV show, it is revealed that Master Shifu has a father, an incorrigible confidence artist who used him as a shill when he was a child. Eventually, Shifu's father left him at the Jade Palace, a deed that emotionally scarred Shifu for years, and Master Oogway took custody of the abandoned cub and trained him in the martial arts. It was discovered that he was once a member of the original Furious Five in the TV series nicknamed Sea food.

In the first movie, Shifu is quite often shown to be angered, frustrated, despairing or worried, at first for unknown reason. However, it is later revealed that the main antagonist, Tai Lung, is Shifu's adoptive son, who he trained, loved and raised as if he were his own. As Tigress says, "Shifu loved Tai Lung like he had never loved anyone before. Or since." This extends to Po who was dubbed the Dragon Warrior against all logic from Shifu's point of view. Shifu's initial hostility to the giant panda fades upon learning his considerable latent talent for the martial arts. After Tai Lung's defeat, Shifu gains inner peace, knowing that the valley is safe from Tai Lung's bitterness about being refused the dragon scroll.

In the second movie, Shifu is now much more relaxed and is therefore a much better master to Po and The Five than he used to be. However, he loses inner peace after Po is seemingly killed by one of Lord Shen's cannons. He does not regain inner peace until after Shen is defeated.

He has a strict sensible personality that makes Po consider him too uptight, but he is kind and warm spirited. He is shown to be good with children, having adopted two, Tai Lung and Tigress. However, Shifu's care was flawed considering Tai Lung grew to become an arrogant warrior under his instruction who went on a destructive rampage when Oogway denied him the status of Dragon Warrior, and Tigress felt too often unloved by her embittered adopted father who wanted to prevent her from sharing Tai Lung's fate. He also has a large mouth, shown to be able to hold about ten dumplings. Shifu knows the nerve strike, although he is never shown to use it, and he also knows how to heal the aftermath of a nerve strike.

In Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, Shifu is the Master of the Jade Palace while training Po and the Furious Five. It is revealed that he has several old rivals who are villains throughout the series. He also has a father named Shirong. In "Croc You Like a Hurricane," Master Shifu posed as Master Jia in order to train the Croc Bandits and later the Furious Five in order to get Po to see what it means to be trained.

His name is redundant as Shifu means master in Mandarin.
Shifu is also a subtle homage to the character Yoda from Star Wars. He like Yoda despite being one of the smallest characters holds immense power; has large pointed ears.

Grand Master Oogway[edit]

Grand Master Oogway
Kung Fu Panda character
First appearance Kung Fu Panda (2008)
Last appearance Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness
Ghost of Oogway
Voiced by Randall Duk Kim (film and TV series)
Greg Baldwin (video game)
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Species Galápagos Tortoise
Combat style Unspecified and Tai Chi Chuan

Grand Master Oogway was an elderly tortoise and the previous senior master of the Jade Palace.[1] In the film's fictional universe, he is the founder of kung fu itself.

Not much is revealed about Grand Master Oogway's past life, although in one of the Kung Fu Panda Legends of Awesomeness episodes it is revealed that the Jade Palace was built to honor him. However, it is implied that he was probably full of questions as a youth, which led to his departure from his home in the Galápagos Islands on a journey of discovery almost a thousand years ago, traveling all around the world and visiting every country until he arrived in China. Grand Master Oogway stood on a hill overlooking the land that would later become known as the Valley of Peace and knew that he had found the place he would call home for the rest of his life.

Highly venerated for his wisdom, knowledge and experience, Oogway was considered to be a sage. It is also apparent that he seemed to be reckoned as a god in the art of Kung Fu, as he was greatly respected by Shifu, the Furious Five, Po, the entire Valley of Peace, and all of China. He is wise and possesses considerable physical skill. He is the only one that Tai Lung could not defeat, instantly paralyzing him. His selection of Po as the Dragon Warrior was strongly doubted by all, especially Po himself, but he stood by his decision, which proved to be the correct one. After convincing Shifu to train Po, Oogway ascended to the Heavens in the midst of dozens of peach blossom petals floating away in the cold night breeze as he disappeared. Among all the proverbs he recites, his most recurring is "There are no accidents."

He makes a cameo in the second film's opening, in place of the moon boy in the DreamWorks logo, and during a flashback wherein Po recounts all the major happenings of his life, including the day he was chosen as the Dragon Warrior. In the accompanying film Secrets of the Masters, it is revealed that Oogway was responsible for uniting the masters Thundering Rhino, Storming Ox, and Croc for the first time. After observing the trio as dishonorable streetfighters and learning of the return of the evil Wu Sisters, Oogway led them on a quest to defeat the villains, leading to the trio's reformation and their part in forming the Masters Council.

More of Grand Master Oogway's past was revealed in Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness. It was shown that Grand Master Oogway broke the Valley of Peace's citizens from Scorpion's hypnosis, fended off his former student Fenghuang, saved the valley from evil demons and their leader Ke-Pa, chose Shifu to run the Jade Palace instead of Junjie, and imprisoned Master Ding in Mugu Mountain after separating him from his Spirit Orbs. In "Ghost of Oogway," Junjie assumed the form of Oogway to trick Po and the Furious Five into letting their guard down. Shifu later assumed the form of the ghost of Grand Master Oogway to fool Junjie. Following Junjie's defeat, Shifu stated to Po that he knew Junjie was impersonating Grand Master Oogway because the real Grand Master Oogway never said "awesome." In the episode's final scene, it was shown that the real ghost of Grand Master Oogway was watching the battle from the peach tree and stated "awesome" before ascending back to the heavens.

"Oogway" is the English approximation of the Chinese word for "turtle" (simplified Chinese: 乌龟; traditional Chinese: 烏龜; pinyin: wūguī).

The Furious Five[edit]

The Furious Five are the supporting protagonists of the franchise; with the exception of Oogway, Shifu, Po, and Tai Lung, the Furious Five are deemed the most skilled warriors in China. The Five were all trained by Shifu, and are homages to the Crane, Snake, Monkey, Praying Mantis, and Tiger styles of Chinese martial arts.[2] The Furious Five initially refused to believe that Po was the Dragon Warrior, but later grew to respect his courage and tenacity. When Tai Lung was defeated by Po in single combat, they were convinced enough to bow to the giant panda as a master.

Po has become fast friends with the Five and regularly fights alongside them and they have incorporated their group tactics with him to become an even more formidable fighting force. Discussing Po's new placement with the Furious Five in Kung Fu Panda 2, Jack Black has regarded Po as the "technical leader" of the quintet. However, because he is "still finding his way" through his insecurities and clumsiness, the group doesn't become the "Furious Six", but rather "The Furious Five and the Dragon Warrior" — with Master Tigress as the "real" leader according to Black.[citation needed]

In the Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness episode "Owl Be Back", it was revealed that there had been other members of the Furious Five before Tigress, Monkey, Viper, Mantis, and Crane back when Master Oogway was still alive. The original line-up consisted of Shifu, Fenghuang, Master Rooster, Master Snow Leopard, and Master Elephant.[3]

Master Tigress[edit]

Master Tigress
Kung Fu Panda character
Voiced by Angelina Jolie (films)
Tara Strong (young)
Erin Torpey (video games)
Kari Wahlgren (TV series)
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Species South China Tiger
Combat style Tiger Kung Fu

Master Tigress is a South China Tiger who is the strongest and boldest of the Furious Five. Tigress bitterly resented Po when he was chosen to be the Dragon Warrior instead of her, and was the most vocal of the Five in her contempt for the panda even while her comrades grew to respect him. On his first night, she firmly told Po he didn't belong at the Jade Palace, coldly proclaiming that he was a disgrace to kung fu, and that he should leave. Though dejected, Po eventually chose to stay and they became best friends and the strongest 2 of the whole group.

After the passing of Oogway and news that Tai Lung had escaped prison, Tigress overheard Po protesting to Shifu that he would never be able to defeat Tai Lung. Tigress took it upon herself to intercept the incoming villain, along with the rest of the Five. However, they were all defeated by Tai Lung's superior martial skill and nerve attack. At the order of Shifu, Tigress and the rest of the Five evacuated the Valley without question. When Po defeats Tai Lung, Tigress is the first to acknowledge him as a master of kung fu, giving him a smile and bowing to him in respect, with the rest of the Five following suit.

In Secrets of the Furious Five, Tigress was revealed to be an orphan living in the Bao Gu Orphanage where she was greatly feared by the other children and the matron due to her destructive temper and strength. Isolated in her room for the safety of the other children, she began to see herself as a monster, as everyone else did. Shifu, at the request of the orphanage, came to teach her to control herself by playing dominoes, which required discipline, grace, and precision. After months of training, Tigress learned to control both her anger and her movements. However, she was still feared by all potential parents who visited the orphanage, and Shifu soon took her in as a foster daughter, giving a small but genuine smile to her as they walked towards Tigress' new home, the Jade Palace. However, Shifu still carried the emotional scars of previous events, and was strict and distant in her upbringing. An adult Tigress explained that Shifu loved Tai Lung like no other person before or since, including her.

In spite of her temperate, stoic, and sometimes cold attitude, Tigress is probably the most loyal of the Five, extremely dedicated to the well-being of the Valley of Peace. As the "leader" of the group, Tigress holds an enormous sense of responsibility, and has no greater ambition than to protect the Valley and perfect her own skills.

However, through Po's single comment in Kung Fu Panda 2 that she's so hardcore she "can't feel anything", Tigress begins to question how others perceive her. She has also become a close friend to Po, and better understands his foibles, fighting closely with the panda and using tandem combat techniques they have developed together. While still direct and commanding, she is also protective of Po, as shown by her efforts to keep him from fighting Lord Shen after he freezes in front of the peacock, explaining that she "can't watch (her) friend be killed". Additionally, she later pushes him out of the way when Lord Shen fires his canon at him a second time. Po reciprocates this closeness to her immediately after that sacrifice with him and all his comrades strewn half-conscious about in the bay; namely, he swims to her alone in deep concern for her well being. After Po's single-handed defeat of the peacock, Tigress helps him out of the water before complimenting him for his astounding victory, which Po silently answers with a hug.

Tigress also displays a caring personality towards infants. At the end of the original film, when Tai Lung is defeated, she is seen holding a rabbit child and protecting it from the blast's shockwave. In Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special, she playfully feeds one of the village piglets during the festival.

In Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, it is revealed that Tigress was left at the Bao Gu Orphanage by her parents. It is also shown that she was, at one point, not good with children. Tigress appears to be more stern and irritable throughout the series, and gets agitated with Po more than any of the rest of the Five. Despite this, she is still a dedicated warrior and friend.

Master Monkey[edit]

Master Monkey
Kung Fu Panda character
Voiced by Jackie Chan (films)
Jaycee Chan (young)
James Sie (video games and TV series)
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Species Gee's Golden Langur
Combat style Monkey Kung Fu

Master Monkey is a Gee's Golden Langur who is the friendliest and most approachable of the Five. Monkey was the first of the five to recognize Po's determination and was at first, the only member of the Furious Five who referred to Po by name. He also seems to harbor the strongest sense of humor within the Five as well, responding most strongly to Po's sense of comedy. Unlike the others, Master Monkey prefers to use a weapon in combat. He uses a staff, a traditional weapon used in Kung Fu and other martial arts and strongly associated with the legendary Monkey King Sun Wukong.

Before he became a kung fu warrior, it is known in the Secrets of the Furious Five that Monkey was the village trickster when he was a teenager, often making people slip on banana peels and/or pantsing them in revenge for an incident in his youth that resulted in him becoming a laughingstock. The townspeople sent many powerful warriors, including rhinoceros guards from Chorh-Gom Prison, to force him out of town dead or alive, but Monkey humiliated each and every one of them (by swiping their belts off, resulting in their pants falling down). Monkey was finally subdued by Master Oogway, who, aside from wearing no pants, also used his shell to hide from Monkey's attacks. Oogway taught Monkey compassion by saving him from a falling beam, sensing the pain of what caused Monkey's actions. Instead of making him leave, Oogway convinced him to stay and use his skills for good, which led Monkey to develop into the warrior he is today.[4]

In Kung Fu Panda 2, Monkey continues to provide much of the humor. When they break into the prison to free Master Ox and Master Croc, he offers to stand watch and make crane noises if the guards come into view—insulting Crane, who asks indignantly when he's ever made such noises. Monkey is also the first to try to rally the Furious Five after Po seemingly dies and the group is in chains, heading for execution. He turns to Tigress in this time, and seems to look to her for reassurance.

In the Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness episode "Monkey in the Middle," it is revealed that Master Monkey has a criminal older brother named Wu Kong who is the self-proclaimed "King of Thieves." He also had a mother who died from shock and grief after seeing her two sons fight. Despite this tragedy, Monkey is shown to be a prankster who is often having fun and joking around with Po, whom he sees as a brother.

Master Viper[edit]

Mistress Viper
Kung Fu Panda character
Voiced by Lucy Liu (films and TV series)
Jessica DiCicco (young)
Kath Soucie (video games)
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Species Green Tree Viper
Combat style Snake Kung Fu

Master Viper is a green tree viper with two small lotus flowers on top of her head. Although she has a serious birth defect for her species, being born with barely visible venomous fangs, she compensates with her strength, sinuous nature, beauty, and precision. In defiance of the villainous stereotype of snakes, Viper is the most charming, kind, compassionate and sweetest of the Five as demonstrated with her quickly developing empathy for Po as his indomitable tenacity became obvious and being the only one who didn't mock him in any way. She also acts as the "mother hen" of the group, trying to diffuse arguments and conflicts between her friends and their differing personalities.

In Secrets of the Furious Five, Viper was revealed to be daughter of Great Master Viper, protector of the village where she lived who relied on his venomous fangs to fell his enemies (referred to by Po, and later on by the Great Master as the awe-inspiring awesomeness of his "Poison Fang Technique"), and his beautiful wife. The Great Master hoped she would carry on his legacy once she was born, but she was without fangs and never developed them as she grew up, much to the dismay of her father. To make her father feel better, Viper took up ribbon dancing at age six, blossoming into the best dancer in the village. During one Autumn Moon Festival, Viper was too timid to attend the festival and stayed home with her mother. But when her father fought against a gorilla bandit who attacked the village and used venom-proof armor to shatter the Great Master's poison fangs, Viper, seeing him in trouble, mustered the courage she needed to defeat the gorilla by confusing him with her dancing skills and tying him up with her ribbon. Thus her father's legacy was secure with his daughter becoming a mighty warrior on her own terms.

In Kung Fu Panda Holiday, it is revealed that Viper has sisters whom she loved to cook with during the Winter Feast, but in Secrets of the Furious Five, she is shown as an only child. It may be possible that Viper is merely the firstborn in her family and her sisters could all be younger siblings, though this remains unconfirmed.[5]

In Kung Fu Panda 2, Viper is shown to be the most transparent in her feelings and the most openly compassionate. When the group, hidden inside a Chinese dragon costume, witness the wolves' brutal treatment of the peasants of Gongmen City, Viper's face is shown to be openly horrified. She is also shown to be able to pick locks with her tail, and in "Ladies of the Shade" she can swallow things for a while.

Master Mantis[edit]

Master Mantis
Kung Fu Panda character
Voiced by Seth Rogen (films)
Max Koch (young and TV series)
Brian T. Delaney (video games)
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Species Chinese Mantis
Combat style Northern Praying Mantis Kung Fu

Master Mantis is a Chinese Mantis who is the smallest of the Five, but he is obviously the strongest proportional to his size. He can perform such feats as throwing Po and single-handedly holding up a severed rope bridge burdened by most of his comrades and Tai Lung and still have the strength to snap the bridge when needed. He is also a skilled acupuncturist, although his success does depend on the type of body he is working with; a body like that of Po can sometimes give him problems until he familiarizes himself with the particular anatomy (one time, he accidentally tweaked Po's facial nerve, causing the panda to pull a face, which Tigress took as an offensive gesture). Pragmatic and open minded with a dry sense of humor, Mantis was the first of the five to develop acceptance and liking of Po as a person, alongside the factor of Po's girth, declaring size did little to define a warrior and could actually be used as an advantage no matter what style one practices. An unused line from the movie is Mantis saying, "I've got to admit, that panda has a lot of heart. And he's incredibly fun to watch bounce."

When he was a few years younger (in Secrets of the Furious Five), Mantis was extremely impatient, feeling that the world was too slow for him and he was too fast for the world. On a mission to retrieve wool coats back from the Wool Stealing Crocodile Bandits (it is unknown if he met Master Croc back then), he was captured due to his overconfidence and lack of listening skills when one of the sheep villagers tried to warn him of the bandits' traps. Mantis was locked in a cage for days and forced to sit and wait for something to happen, and he entered a trance that allowed him to survey the world moving faster than he did. This allowed him to develop the patience needed to devise a plan of escape, playing dead to trick the crocodiles into opening his cage and defeat them.[6]

In the sequel, Mantis' background is further revealed. When the group interrupts Po and Tigress in an effort to give "emotional support", Mantis says wistfully that he never got to know his father, because his mother ate his father's head. Later, when it seems as if they are about to die, Mantis sighs that he always expected to settle down with "a nice girl who would later eat my head."

Mantis is also shown to be able to move at inhuman speeds and break metal with his super strength.

In Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, Mantis has had two relationships, with a caterpillar and a female mantis named Hao Ming, and is shown to be an emotional wreck when he is dumped. This ties in with his remarks in the second film about wanting to settle down.

Master Crane[edit]

Master Crane
Kung Fu Panda character
Voiced by David Cross (films)
Drew Massey (video games)
Amir Talai (TV series)
Information
Species Black-necked Crane
Combat style Fujian White Crane Kung Fu

Master Crane is a Black-Necked Crane who is the most patient of the Five and one of the most sarcastic. During combat situations, especially in dangerous locations where fatal falls are possible, Crane will fly around the combat zone, surveying the area as a scout for tactical advantage as well as catching any of his comrades if they do fall. If necessary, he is strong enough to carry all of the Five in the air, but this is very taxing for him. He was the first of the Five to hold a conversation with Po, albeit it being quite awkward. Nonetheless, touched by Po's dedication and admiration of the Five led Crane to have some respect for Po.

In Secrets of the Furious Five, Crane was the slave-like janitor at the Lee Da Kung Fu Academy, where everybody looked down upon him, even the strict teacher of the academy due to his particularly skinny build. However, the top student Mei Ling saw the skills which Crane used to tidy up the place every night, and convinced Crane to try out for the school. Though his nerve faltered at first, Crane accidentally wandered into the obstacle course when ordered to clean it up for the next batch of students; demanding eligibility from prospective students and quickly found the confidence to surpass it, and passed with flying colors.[7]

In Kung Fu Panda 2, Crane is shown to be the one responsible for carrying Po around. Unlike Tigress, Viper, Monkey, and Mantis, the panda is unable to fall from great heights and land safely on his feet, so Crane basically breaks his fall when needed. He is shown to be insulted when Po and Monkey insinuate that the noise "Caw-Caw, Kee-Kee," are Crane noises, asking when he's ever made any noises like that, ironically proving he does make these noises when he performs 'Wings of Justice' during the attempt to blockade Shen's fleet.

When Tigress forces Po to stay behind on the basis that she "can't watch my friend be killed." Crane asks hopefully "Hey, uh...maybe you can't watch ME be killed?" to which she tells him to stop being a wimp. In the end of the film, Crane is shocked with the rest of the Five to see Po hugging Tigress, saying "Don't ever do that again, please?" as he hugs him with the others.

Kung Fu Council of Gongmen City[edit]

The Kung Fu Council (AKA the Master's Council) are a group of renowned Kung Fu Masters who are the protectors of the metropolis of Gongmen City. They have governed the city after the parents of Lord Shen had passed on.

Master Thundering Rhino[edit]

Master Thundering Rhino
Kung Fu Panda 2 character
First appearance Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
Last appearance Secrets of the Masters (2011I
Voiced by Victor Garber (film)
Paul Scheer (Secrets of the Masters)
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Species Javan Rhinoceros

Master Thundering Rhino is shown to be the leader of the Kung Fu Council that protects the metropolis of Gongmen City. He is strong, fast, and said to have an "impenetrable horn defense." He wields a battle hammer called the Cloud Hammer and uses it easily. His father is said to be the "Legendary Master Flying Rhino." In his early adventures, he became legendary in his own right by slaying the Ten Thousand Serpents in the Valley of Woe. When he was in Gongmen City, he trained a young Storming Ox in the art of Kung Fu. He later had an encounter with Croc (who at the time was a member of the Wool Stealing Crocodile Bandits) and the two of them fought where Master Thundering Rhino spared Croc (who ended up giving up his criminal ways and sided with Master Thundering Rhino).

In Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters, Master Thundering Rhino (alongside Master Storming Ox and Master Croc) were seen in a street fight in the city of Jinzhou. They were approached by Grand Master Oogway who gave them the task of stopping the Wu Sisters at Hubei Volcano. During this time, there was a deep seated need of Thundering Rhino to win his father's respect. Master Thundering Rhino, Master Storming Ox, and Master Croc managed to defeat the Wu Sisters. In the present, it was shown that Master Thundering Rhino used to wield an unnamed staff (which he used to liberate the village of Wen Shen) which is now on display in the Hall of Warriors.

In Kung Fu Panda 2, he was first seen training with Master Storming Ox and Master Croc when Lord Shen arrives telling them to leave. Master Thundering Rhino objected to this and he alongside Master Storming Ox and Master Croc ended up fighting Lord Shen. When Master Storming Ox and Master Croc were defeated, Lord Shen's weapons were broken by Master Thundering Rhino whom he called a show-off. When Thundering Rhino warned him he was no match for Kung Fu, Shen agreed with him before revealing his great cannon weapon as he quoted "But THIS IS!" The first cannonball from the cannon is what killed Master Thundering Rhino off-screen. Master Thundering Rhino's Cloud Hammer was left mounted in the palace's center square by Lord Shen as both a warning to anyone who opposes him and as a victory trophy. The Furious Five, Po, and Master Shifu receive word that he is dead and travel to Gongmen City to stop Lord Shen.

Master Storming Ox[edit]

Master Storming Ox
Kung Fu Panda 2 character
Voiced by Dennis Haysbert (film and Secrets of the Masters)
Phil LaMarr (video game)
Information
Species Ox

Master Storming Ox is one of the Masters of Gongmen City and a councilor as well. When he was young, he was trained in the art of Kung Fu by Master Thundering Rhino who found him having snuck into the Royal Palace. It was mentioned by Po that he once fought two hundred rat bandits in the rice fields of the Wing Cho province.

In Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters, Master Storming Ox (alongside Master Thundering Rhino and Master Croc) were seen in a street fight in the city of Jinzhou. They were approached by Grand Master Oogway who gave them the task of stopping the Wu Sisters at Hubei Volcano. Master Thundering Rhino, Master Storming Ox, and Master Croc managed to defeat the Wu Sisters. In the present, it was shown that Master Storming Ox used to wield an unnamed sword (which he once used to defeat the Macau Marauders) which is now on display in the Hall of Warriors.

In Kung Fu Panda 2, he was training with Master Thundering Rhino and Master Croc. Lord Shen arrived and told them to leave. The three objected to this and ended up attacking Lord Shen only for Storming Ox and Croc to be defeated. When the Furious Five and Po travel to Gongmen City, they find him and Master Croc still alive and imprisoned in the Gongmen City Jail. However, Master Storming Ox refuses to join them saying that if he does, Lord Shen will use the Weapon on the city and kill everyone and that Kung Fu is dead. He later changes his mind and joins them for the last battle saying that "their friend (who later turns out to be Master Shifu) is very persuasive."

He has his own section in the KFP comic "Kung Fu Panda: Art of Balance" chapter "One Set of Horns."

In the Kung Fu Panda 2 video game, Master Storming Ox is the one who tells Po about the Komodo Dragons that once attacked Gongmen City when one of them is sighted in the sewers.

Master Storming Ox is an expert strategist with the ability to pinpoint an enemy's weakspot. His horns can penetrate anything.

Master Croc[edit]

Master Croc
Kung Fu Panda 2 character
Voiced by Jean-Claude Van Damme (films)
Dave B. Mitchell (video game)
Tony Leondis (Secrets of the Masters)
Information
Species Saltwater Crocodile

Master Croc is one of the Masters of Gongmen City and member of the Kung Fu Council. He is a saltwater crocodile with a spiked metal ball on the tip of his tail and extreme fighting skills both in and out of water. He was once the head of the infamous Wool Stealing Crocodile Bandits of Crocodile Island (the very same bandits Mantis encountered in his youth) until he crossed paths with Master Thundering Rhino. After the fight and inspired by the master sparing him, he gave up on being a bandit and eventually came to sit at Thundering Rhino's side as a member of the Kung Fu Council. One of Master Croc's known heroics is when he had managed to defeat the Badger Bandits.

In Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters, Master Storming Ox (alongside Master Thundering Rhino and Master Croc) were seen in a street fight in the city of Jinzhou. They were approached by Grand Master Oogway who gave them the task of stopping the Wu Sisters at Hubei Volcano. Master Thundering Rhino, Master Storming Ox, and Master Croc managed to defeat the Wu Sisters. In the present, it was shown that Master Croc used to wear a cape which is now on display in the Hall of Warriors.

In Kung Fu Panda 2, he was training with Master Thundering Rhino and Master Storming Ox. Lord Shen arrived told them to leave. The three objected to this and ended up attacking Lord Shen only for Storming Ox and Croc to be defeated. He too gives up after being defeated by the Weapon, but unlike Master Storming Ox, who is visibly angry at Po's insistence that they fight, Croc is more resigned. He is obviously less aggressive than Master Storming Ox, and visibly winces when Tigress rebuffs every single one of Po's attempts to leave the jail when she tells him to stay behind. He also joins in the final fight after Shifu's persuading.

Master Boar[edit]

Master Boar
Kung Fu Panda 2 character
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Species Wild Boar
Combat style Unspecified

Master Boar was a Kung Fu Master who was supposed to appear as a member of the Kung Fu Council in Kung Fu Panda 2, but was scrapped.

According to modeling supervisor Jason Turner, it was a challenge to animate Master Boar since his fat tends to get in his way when he leans down not unlike the challenges the animators had to face with Po.

His design was used for an inmate in the Gongmen Palace's dungeon with the inmate voiced by Conrad Vernon. Similar boar bandits appeared in Kung Fu Panda Holiday, with Conrad Vernon voicing the bandit that said, "Wouldn't be my choice."

Other Kung Fu Masters[edit]

The following Kung Fu Masters were featured or mentioned in Secrets of the Furious Five, Kung Fu Panda Holiday, and any other Kung Fu Panda-related media.

Master Antelope[edit]

Master Antelope
Legend of the Legendary Warrior character
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Species Tibetan Antelope
Combat style Unspecified

Master Antelope is a Kung Fu Master who was featured in the digital comic "Legend of the Legendary Warrior." Not much is known about her except for the fact that she took part in a Kung Fu Tournament at the Jade Palace.

Master Bull[edit]

Master Bull
Legend of the Legendary Warrior character
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Species Ox
Combat style Unspecified

Master Bull is a Kung Fu Master who was featured in the digital comic "Legend of the Legendary Warrior." Not much is known about him except for the fact that he took part in a Kung Fu Tournament at the Jade Palace. In the Hall of Warriors, he is shown to have a portrait where he is holding two spiked hammer-like weapons. The caption under the portrait says that he is the "Master of the Hammering Headache" technique.

Master Bull is also featured in Kung Fu Panda World where he rarely appears at the Sacred Peaks. When the player sits on the rocks in a certain pattern, they can click him and a mini-game will activate where the player has to protect the Valley of Peace from Tai Lung's minions.

Master Frog[edit]

Master Frog
Legend of the Legendary Warrior character
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Species Frog
Combat style Unspecified

Master Frog is a Kung Fu Master who was featured in the digital comic "Legend of the Legendary Warrior." Not much is known about him except for the fact that he took part in a Kung Fu Tournament at the Jade Palace. In the Hall of Warriors, he has his own painting with a caption under the portrait that says "Beware his Musical Mayhem Attack."

Master Frog is also featured in Kung Fu Panda World where he is seen in Lily Pad Marsh sitting on the head of Master Monkey's Statue. When clicked upon, Master Frog will flicker his tongue, jump from the hands of Master Monkey's statue, leap into the water, and float back up to the statue. Also in the game, he has a scroll named after himself called "Master Frog's Leap."

Master Golden Takin[edit]

Master Golden Takin
Kung Fu Panda franchise character
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Species Takin
Combat style Unspecified

Master Golden Takin is a Kung Fu Master. Not much is known about him except for the fact that he was credited as the builder of the 900-year-old Training Hall and was appointed as the first martial arts instructor by Grand Master Oogway.

Master Leopard[edit]

Master Leopard
Legend of the Legendary Warrior character
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Species Leopard
Combat style Unspecified

Master Leopard is a Kung Fu Master who is briefly featured in the digital comic "Legend of the Legendary Warrior." Not much is known about Master Leopard or if it is his real name or not.

Master Dog[edit]

Master Dog
Kung Fu Panda franchise character
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Species Dog
Combat style Unspecified

Master Dog is a Kung Fu Master who was briefly mentioned. Not much is known about him and it was said that he was granted a set of ninja weapons that were forged by the father of Lady Blossom when it came to rescuing her.

His weapons were seen in the Hall of Warriors as seen in Kung Fu Panda.

Master Wolf[edit]

Master Wolf
Legend of the Legendary Warrior character
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Species Tibetan Wolf
Combat style Unspecified

Master Wolf is a Kung Fu Master who was briefly seen in the digital comic "Legend of the Legendary Warrior."

Grand Twin Weasels[edit]

Grand Twin Weasels
Kung Fu Panda franchise character
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Species Mountain Weasel
Combat style Unspecified

The Grand Twin Weasels are two venerated Kung Fu Masters. Not much is known about them except that they are masters of the ring blades which can cut through stone. When their opponents see their weapons the battle is automatically decided.

Their blades are seen in the Hall of Warriors as seen in Kung Fu Panda.

Master Flying Rhino[edit]

Master Flying Rhino
Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters character
Voiced by David Cowgill
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Species Javan Rhinoceros

Master Flying Rhino is a Kung Fu Master who is the father and trainer of Master Thundering Rhino. He once used an armor in a bloody fight against the warriors of the Guangdong Province. Although he triumphed in that battle, his armor still bears the battle scars caused by the butterfly knives used by the lizard assassins that managed to get close to him. There was also a reference that Master Flying Rhino has also trained Commander Vachir and had recommended him to Grand Master Oogway to be in charge of Tai Lung's incarceration at Chorh-Gom Prison as Master Flying Rhino stated that Commander Vachir was brave enough, strong enough, and ruthless enough for the job.

His armor is on display at the Jade Palace as seen in Kung Fu Panda.

Great Master Viper[edit]

Great Master Viper
Secrets of the Furious Five character
Voiced by James Sie
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Species Green Tree Viper
Combat style Snake Kung Fu

Great Master Viper is a Kung Fu Master who is the father of Master Viper and the last known leader of the Viper Clan. Not much is known about Great Master Viper's past before the birth of his daughter Viper. What is known about him according to Po is that he was the greatest known leader and warrior of the Viper Clan, as well as the sole protector of Viper's home village, highly dependent on his "Poison Fang Technique," with which he used his venomous fangs to fell his enemies. Given that his venom was deadly enough to fell fifteen gorilla warriors and a mid-sized crocodile (according to Po), he quickly built up his legacy and became greatly feared by his enemies. As is shown in Secrets of the Furious Five, Great Master Viper was shocked when Viper was born without fangs, prompting him to not pay her much attention as she grew up since he thought there was no point teaching her kung fu if she couldn't use "Poison Fang". Consequently, Viper instead took up ribbon dancing to cheer her father up. She finally got her chance to prove herself when a ferocious gorilla bandit took the precaution of wearing armour and broke Great Master Viper's fangs, with Viper then tying the bandit up with her ribbon and saving her father's life.

Master Eagle[edit]

Master Eagle
Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters character
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Species Eagle

Master Eagle is a Kung Fu Master who was referenced in Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters. Not much is known about him except for the fact that he once owned the Blade of Bao Ding which he used to defeat the Hyenas of Handan as mentioned by Po. His weapon is on display in the Hall of Warriors.

Master Rhino[edit]

Master Rhino
Kung Fu Panda Holiday character
Voiced by Jonathan Groff
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Species Javan Rhinoceros

Master Rhino is a Kung Fu Master who was among the twenty-nine representatives at the Jade Palace's formal Winter Feast dinner from one of the unnamed Kung Fu schools in China to which he is the master over. Out of the twenty-nine representatives present, he and Master Sheep were the only ones named. It is unknown if he has any relations to Master Flying Rhino or Master Thundering Rhino.

Master Sheep[edit]

Master Sheep
Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special character
Voiced by None
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Species Black Sheep

Master Sheep is a Kung Fu Master who was among the twenty-nine representatives at the Jade Palace's formal Winter Feast dinner from one of the unnamed Kung Fu schools in China to which he is the master over. Out of the twenty-nine representatives present, only he and Master Rhino were the only ones named.

Master Chao[edit]

Master Chao
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness character
Voiced by James Sie
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Species Desert Monitor
Combat style Shaolin Kung fu

Master Chao is a Kung Fu Master and amongst the hierarchy of the Sacred Onyx Council, one of the most elite in China. He appeared in the episode "Sight for Sore Eyes" where he and Master Junjie visited Master Shifu at the Jade Palace to determine his qualifications as Master of the Jade Palace. He, Master Shifu, and Master Junjie ended up doing their usual sparring with Po secretly watching under Junjie's request where Master Junjie used a Golden Lotus Clap which Master Chao and Master Shifu turned away which resulted in Po being blinded. After it was revealed that Po had watched the play after he botched up a group technique causing Master Shifu to undo the effects of the Golden Lotus Clap, Master Chao was displeased that Po disobeyed Master Shifu's orders and ended up replacing Master Shifu with Master Junjie. When Master Chao returned to check up on Master Junjie, he overheard Master Junjie's intentions in his talk with Po and caught Master Junjie in the act. Master Chao and Po were imprisoned in the same cell as Master Shifu by Master Junjie's Furious Five. After Po freed Master Shifu and Master Chao and defeated Master Junjie, Master Chao gave Master Shifu his job back and commended Po for doing the right thing despite the risk, while Master Junjie and his Furious Five are remanded to Chorh-Gom Prison.

In "Kung Shoes," Master Chao is called to the Jade Palace when Po (who was wearing special shoes that enhance Kung Fu abilities) has accomplished the Three Needles move. It turns out that Master Chao, Master Shifu, and the Furious Five knew about the shoes when they started to glow. When the shoes start to go out of control, Master Chao had to help Master Shifu and the Furious Five in order to get the shoes off of Po. After Po got the shoes off and sliced them, the shoes multiplied and possessed everyone present. Po then uses the water to neutralize the shoe's effects. Master Shifu thanks Master Chao for his help as Master Chao states that this was the first time he has seen anyone perform the Three Needles Move...even if it was done by anyone wearing sentient shoes.

Master Yao[edit]

Master Yao
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness character
Voiced by Paul Rugg
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Species Blackbuck
Combat style Unspecified

Master Yao is a Kung Fu Master who is renowned for his outstanding intellect. Master Shifu idolizes him commented that Master Yao is known for being "the greatest Kung Fu mind this world has ever known." He was credited as the first person to unlock the mystery of the Secret Scroll at the age of 5. At age 6, he invented pruning and was one of the few people who know how an abacus works. But with a great mind came a great sacrifice. Master Yao spent a lifetime meditating alone with no contact to the outside world. He has become the keeper of the secrets of Kung Fu. In his mind, Master Yao holds unimaginable knowledge and the power of the universe.

Sometime later, Master Yao comes out of hiding to visit the Valley of Peace. After years of being cooped in constant meditation and isolated from the rest of the world, Master Yao was cheerful and glad to experience life again. He gets overly excited at every little thing that surrounds him because of his long cut-off from the world. Po and Master Shifu had to protect him when Temutai and the Qidan Clan target Master Yao to learn the secrets of Kung Fu. Even though his physical strengths are weak, he is able to use Kung Fu with his mind. It was with this talent that he was able to free Po and Shifu and knock the entire Qidan Clan unconscious.

Mr. Yeung[edit]

Mr. Yeung
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness character
Voiced by Toby Huss
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Species Taihu Pig
Combat style Unspecified

Mr. Yeung is an elderly pig who was once a Kung Fu Master that was known back then as "Yeung the Musical Archer" and was a companion to Mrs. Gow. His nickname comes from the fact that Mr. Yeung can use his musical instrument as a bow to fire arrows perfectly.

He first appeared in the episode "In With the Old" where he and Mrs. Gow play mahjong with Mr. Ping. They end up coming to the aid of Po when Temutai and the Qidan Clan plot to steal the Helmet of the Invincible Thunder Kick.

Mrs. Gow[edit]

Mrs. Gow
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness character
Voiced by Amy Hill
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Species Goat
Combat style Unspecified

Mrs. Gow is an elderly goat who was once a Kung Fu Master that was known back then as "Gow of the Hundred Stars" and was a companion of Mr. Yeung. Her nickname comes from the fact she could throw razor sharp stars into her opponents perfectly.

She first appeared in the episode "In With the Old" where she and Mr. Yeung play mahjong with Mr. Ping. When Mr. Ping suggests that she and Mr. Yeung help Po save Shifu and defend the Jade Palace, Po dismisses them because of their age, remarking that Mrs. Gow was "older than rope" and that Mr. Yeung was even older than she was. However, they end up coming to the aid of Po when Temutai and the Qidan Clan plot to steal the Helmet of the Invincible Thunder Kick. Mrs. Gow used her dental prosthetic and not her stars, but still proved to be a very capable fighter despite her advanced years and reprimands Po by commenting that she is like "rope, you know, that thing that is very useful."

Shengqi[edit]

Shengqi
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness character
Voiced by Tim Dadabo
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species Water Buffalo

Shengqi is a Kung Fu Master who resides in Muchang. He used to work for Duke Pingjun until his daughter Xiao Niao tripped and fell into the giant moon cake for Duke Pingjun's guests. Shengqi intervened before Duke Bingjun could slap her. Duke Bingjun accused Shengqi of assault and had him incarcerated in Chorh-Gom Prison. Shengqi later broke out of Chorh-Gom Prison and had a bounty placed on him. The inhabitants of Muchang are very protective of him when Po takes Constable Hu's offer to bring him in. When Po finds Shengqi and fights him, Po fights him and doesn't believe his side of the story. Po catches up to Shengqi on top of the mountain and fights him again. Po still doesn't believe him until he sees half of a necklace that was on the neck of a girl (who turned out to be Xiao Niao) that attended the festival. When Po is given the reward from the Rhino Guards, he throws the reward towards the Rhino Guards and gets Shengqi away. Po takes Shengqi to the Valley of Peace where Constable Hu tries to capture Shengqi. Po tells Constable Hu the truth about what happened the day when Shengqi was imprisoned. As Shengqi is reunited with Xiao Niao, Constable Hu tells Po that he will petition the Imperial Magistrate to have Shengqi's sentence overturned.

Master Kweng[edit]

Master Kweng
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness character
Voiced by Jim Meskimen
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species Argali

Master Kweng is a Kung Fu master who is the CEO of the Kung Fu Express (a group of messengers trained in Kung Fu). He is known for saying "No unauthorized handling" when it comes to people that want to handle the message.

In "Shoot the Messenger," Po accidentally signs the Dragon Warrior on a scroll Master Kweng was carrying that was actually a peace treaty between the Gorilla Clan led by Can-Shoo and the Gorilla Clan led by Cheen-Gwan. Po ended up getting the help from Lam and Master Tigress to get the peace treaty back from Master Kweng for fear of a war between the Gorilla Clans that can threaten all of China. The fight between Po, Master Tigress, and Master Kweng escalated at the Kung Fu Express headquarters where the other members of the Kung Fu Express end up taking part in the fight. When the treaty is finally delivered to Can-Shoo and Cheen-Gwan by Master Kweng, they were surprised that the Dragon Warrior's name is on it as they are big fans of Po.

Master Mugan[edit]

Mistress Mugan
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness character
Voiced by April Winchell
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species Goldfish

Master Mugan is a very strict Kung Fu master who resides at the Garnet Palace as its headmaster. She also greatly dislikes Po as she believes that he is undisciplined and was chosen by a random quirk of fate. She came to the Jade Palace in "A Tigress Tale", where she wanted to seek a new Kung Fu Master to join her at the Garnet Palace following the failure of her previous warrior Wu Yong. Master Tigress went with Master Mugan and showed off her Kung Fu talents and Master Mugan stated that she was a powerful warrior.

When Master Tigress went to acknowledge the compliment, Master Mugan stated that it was not a compliment. She informed Master Tigress that her focus in Kung Fu was precision, and demonstrated so by jumping out of her fish tank and using the bowls around her Kung Fu dojo to jump and eventually cut Master Tigress with one of her razor-sharp fins. Master Tigress was impressed with Master Mugan's skills and began her training but can't seem to impress Master Mugan. When Tigress tried to leave, Master Mugan refused to let her go and instead imprisoned her and decided to break her. When Po went to the Garnet Palace to see Master Tigress, Master Mugan told Po that Master Tigress didn't want to see him. Po eventually broke into the Garnet Palace and freed Master Tigress only for them to be stopped by Master Mugan. Master Tigress then informed Master Mugan that there was more to life than Kung Fu. An outraged Master Mugan then attacked Tigress and Po, but was defeated when Po and Wu Yong knocked all the pillars holding her water over, trapping her in the central tank.

Antagonists[edit]

Tai Lung[edit]

Tai Lung
Kung Fu Panda character
First appearance Kung Fu Panda (2008)
Voiced by Ian McShane (films)
Riley Osborne (young)
Pat Fraley ("Legendary Warriors")
André Sogliuzzo (TV series)
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Species Snow Leopard
Combat style Leopard Kung Fu

Tai Lung (Chinese for "Great Dragon") was the main antagonist in Kung Fu Panda. He was a muscular snow leopard with supernatural strength. As the adoptive son and (first) devoted pupil of Master Shifu, he showed more skill in Kung Fu than any other of his students: he himself remarks Shifu taught him skills in kung fu he never shared with even the Furious Five. In fact, Tai Lung was the only one (third to Oogway and Shifu) to know the Nerve Attack. He believed that he was destined to become the Dragon Warrior, and made it his aim in life.

However, as Tai Lung improved his fighting skills, his pride grew overwhelming due to believing that he was to become the Dragon Warrior. It was this overgrowing pride that alerted Oogway of darkness in Tai Lung's heart despite the love that Shifu gave him, and refused him the title. Tai Lung's bitterness and anger were only intensified when Shifu did nothing to defend him. Disappointed and outraged with his master's seeming betrayal, Tai Lung's pride turned into corruption as he rampaged throughout the valley, taking out his rage against the villagers. He fought his way to the Jade Palace, seeking to take the Dragon Scroll by force: Shifu could not bring himself to harm his adoptive son, whereas Tai Lung felt no such hesitation and smashed aside his mentor and father figure without mercy. The leopard though was no match for Grand Master Oogway, who hit him with a lighting fast series of nerve attacks, paralyzing and defeating him.

Following his defeat, Tai Lung was sent to Chorh-Gom Prison for his crimes against the valley until his escape two decades later. He was kept restrained by a body-device shaped like a turtle shell (later revealed in the second movie to be the same kind of device used by Lord Shen's men to restrain Po and the Furious Five, called "Eight-point Acupressure cuffs; the more you move, the tighter they get"). Despite Tai Lung being imprisoned, this left a hole in Shifu's soul due the love he gave Tai Lung that went to waste, and as result, he starts training the Furious Five with a more critical and harsh manner. After his escape, Tai Lung returned to the Valley of Peace for the Dragon Scroll. The Scroll was said to grant its wielder limitless power. He headed straight for the Valley, stopping briefly to engage and defeat the Furious Five. At the temple, Master Shifu battled him while Po was supposedly evacuating with the rest of the villagers and the Furious Five.

Tai Lung unleashed all his rage and hatred during their battle and gravely wounded Shifu. He blamed his adoptive father for his incarceration and failure to become the Dragon Warrior, furiously demanding to know if Shifu was satisfied with turning Tai Lung into the monster he had become. It was then Shifu told that his pride for Tai Lung blinded him to see what his adopted son was becoming, and apologized. Although Tai Lung showed some concern for him, he was still only interested in gaining the Dragon Scroll (saying "I don't want your apology, I want my scroll!"). When he finally saw that it was missing, he nearly killed Shifu until Po came in and stopped him. Even though Tai Lung scoffed that a fat panda couldn't possibly be the Dragon Warrior, Po proved to be an unexpectedly formidable opponent. Po's considerable cunning, skill and strength, Tai Lung thought, was only possible through the Dragon Scroll. After a protracted battle throughout the village, Tai Lung finally managed to obtain the Dragon Scroll, but his impatience caused him to not understand its symbolism: the scroll is actually a blank reflective foil, meaning the power has always been buried deep within the person. Po, on the other hand, understood it very well, and used the symbolism to counterattack several of Tai Lung's moves. Tai Lung was ultimately defeated when Po utilized the Wuxi Finger Hold. Before Po does so, Tai Lung claims that Shifu did not teach Po the Wuxi Finger Hold, to which Po agrees. He replied that he figured it out on his own (Shifu had tried to threateningly use it on Po earlier). Po vanquishes Tai Lung in a brilliant, rippling flash.[8]

Tai Lung is shown to be an exceptionally deadly fighter, able to hold his own against a thousand guards in Chorh-Gom Prison, as well as the Furious Five. He is also shown to be very resourceful, for example using a feather to escape his shackles he picked up with his tail and using spears launched at him from crossbows to allow him to escape as well as using them for leverage to achieve upward mobility. He also has a special nerve attack taught to him by Shifu which completely paralyzes the victim. However, Po, being too fat for the strikes to reach the correct points, is resistant to the technique, finding it very ticklish when it was used.

In the video game Kung Fu Panda: Legendary Warriors, Tai Lung had survived his encounter with Po and plans his revenge on him by capturing the Furious Five. He is defeated once again.

Tai Lung additionally appears at the beginning of the Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special as part of Mr. Ping's "Noodle Dream" where he fights Po. Po states he thought Tai Lung was dead, though this statement is cut short when Tai Lung attacks him. Po ultimately defeats him once again. He even makes a cameo in Po's flashback in Kung Fu Panda 2.

At the end of the Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness episode "The Kung Fu Kid," the episode's twist ending revealed that Tai Lung is the uncle of Peng who is searching for him much to Po's shock and horror. In "Master and the Panda," Peng learns that Po was responsible for what happened to Tai Lung as Po tries to tell Peng that Tai Lung was evil. When Peng ended up corrupted by the Gung Lu Medallion and started attacking, Po used the Shift Stone to transform into Tai Lung in order to get Peng to remove the medallion.

Lord Shen[edit]

Lord Shen
Kung Fu Panda 2 character
Voiced by Gary Oldman (film)
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Species Indian Peafowl (leucistic)
Combat style Lance combat and Cai Li Fo, a Chinese martial art that uses a metal fan

Lord Shen was a 53-year-old leucistic peacock and the main antagonist of Kung Fu Panda 2, who was disturbed and desperate to regain happiness by conquering all of China. He can be described as a Hungry ghost, referring to him having ambitions that can never be satisfied or as the Soothsayer said it; "the cup [Shen] choose(s) to fill has no bottom".

Before the events of the second film, Shen was the prince of Gongmen City who became interested in the power of gunpowder, wondering if it and the technology behind fireworks could be used for warfare. His loving parents grew worried and asked the Soothsayer what his future held. She proclaimed that if he continued with this path, he would be halted by "a warrior of black-and-white". Eavesdropping on this divination, Shen correctly assumed that the warrior would be a giant panda and decided to take action in an attempt to avert the prophecy. Thus, he leads his wolf guards to massacre the pandas (in the opening, the Soothsayer says that this only sealed Shen's fate; OR in layman's terms the "Self-fulfilling prophecy"). Upon becoming satisfied that he achieved his objective, he returned to his family palace filled with pride, but was confronted by his parents, who were horrified by his atrocity and they immediately exiled him as punishment. Feeling profoundly wronged for this treatment, Shen angrily vowed he would return one day to conquer China. Unknown to him, the seeds of his destruction were laid as the apparent sole survivor (who turned out to be Po) was inadvertently transported to the Valley of Peace where he became the Dragon Warrior. Shen's parents were so crippled by the pain of having to banish their son that they both died of broken hearts.

Thirty years later, Shen and his wolf minions built a whole arsenal, raiding villages to supply the required refined metal. When satisfied that he was ready for war, Lord Shen marched upon Gongmen City with his wolf and gorilla armies and challenged the current regents, the Masters' Councillors (Masters Thundering Rhino, Storming Ox and Ferocious Croc). Swiftly defeating Master Storming Ox and Master Croc and killing Master Thundering Rhino with a cannon shot, Shen imprisoned the demoralized remaining masters and seized control of the city, keeping only the Soothsayer in his court for her skills.

Shortly afterward, Shen's wolf army captured the Dragon Warrior and the Furious Five trying to break into the city to stop him. Any alarm upon learning that a Giant Panda survived is assuaged by the fact that he seemed a simpleton (saying that he "finds Po's stupidity mildly amusing"), and does not know about his past. However, when he tried to kill the warriors with his cannon, they broke free as arranged and they destroyed the cannon, mistakenly thinking it was the only one. Taking advantage of Po's sudden flashback upon seeing his red feather markings, Shen managed to escape to a foundry where he ordered a team of cannoneers to bring down the palace to kill the warriors, before they escaped and later attempted to destroy the cannon foundry to stop production. Unfortunately, the Dragon Warrior unintentionally interfered with the attempt when he broke in on his own to confront the peacock about his suspicions concerning his involvement with his parents. At that, Shen falsely claimed Po's parents never loved him, abandoning him to save themselves. With Po distraught, Shen arms a large cannon and seemingly kills Po by blasting him into the river.

With that, Shen eventually captured the Furious Five and planned to kill them once his fleet reaches open water as a demonstration of his power. However, Po returns to confront him again, having survived the blast and being nursed back to health by the Soothsayer, gaining his inner peace. Now even more formidable, Po freed his comrades and were joined by his fellow masters including Master Shifu in a furious melee to stop the fleet's departure. Shen's increasing rage drove him to fire on his own troops to kill the masters. Eventually, Shen still managed to blast his opposition with the head cannon and exit the harbor.

As it looked like all is lost, Po, using a piece of wreckage as an island, catches the cannonballs fired at him and redirects them at the fleet. Frustrated, Shen ordered that the barrage be maintained, only to find he enabled the Dragon Warrior to destroy his forces with his own fired ammunition. Finally, Po was able to destroy his own ship's cannon. Po boards Shen's damaged flagship and confronts the worn-out Shen, who is flabbergasted as to how Po could attain such a controlled peace despite his atrocities against him, which he expected would merit revenge. Po tells him that he rejects letting his past dominate his present and pleads with the peacock to let go of his past resentments, saying that the only thing that matters now is the path he chooses. Even though Shen agrees of choosing his own path, he refuses to let go of the past (saying "You're right. Then I choose THIS!"). Shen attacks Po until the melee topples the wreckage of the cannon, crushing him.

Despite his reliance of cannons, Shen is also a deadly fighter with blades, several of which are of different sizes he hides in his feathers. He also wears steel gauntlets with sharpened talons over his real feet and claws which he uses as a weapon, to light fuses and as a source of traction. Shen's fighting style shares similar qualities with "Cai Li Fo", a Chinese martial art that uses a metal fan for defensive and distraction purposes. These qualities are represented in the movie by Shen's use of his tail feathers and his agile, circular movements. His defeat is mentioned by a villager in the Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness episode "Enter The Dragon".

Wolf Boss[edit]

Wolf Boss
Kung Fu Panda 2 character
Voiced by Danny McBride
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Species Tibetan Wolf
Combat style Wields a war maul

Wolf Boss was Shen's second-in-command and the secondary antagonist of Kung Fu Panda 2 who leads an army of wolves working for Shen and sees only one eye (because in the flashback, his left eye is destroyed by Po's father who hits him with a hammer and is seen chasing Po's mother down in the forest). He first spots Po, as well as the one to inform Shen that he is still alive. Later, Po and Wolf Boss are in combat several times at Gongmen City can be interpreted as comic relief. Both Po and the Wolf Boss get hit by the wooden signs while moving forward. He is shown to be rather savage as he attempts to kill him, despite him being an innocent baby at the time.

The symbol of Lord Shen on his sleeve, distracts Po during the fight and triggers both Po's memories of his past and his desire to find out who he is. However, they also allow Boss Wolf an advantage, and while Po is distracted he often runs away or knocks the panda down. Unlike Shen, Wolf Boss is never shown to be completely evil. Despite being a wolf, he seems to be almost puppy-like at times—talking too much, making Lord Shen angry with his comments and whimpering when his toe is stomped. Also, despite his enmity and conflicts with Po, Wolf Boss does acknowledge him to be a true kung fu warrior, stating to Shen that Po fought 'like a demon' during their battles in the Valley and Gongmen City. Also, Wolf Boss obviously cares for his pack a lot, sharing a code of honor towards them. During the final battle, Lord Shen orders Wolf Boss to fire the Weapon at Po, but he refuses, stating that it would be too risky as there are so many wolves near Po and the other kung fu warriors. Witnessing the loss of his own wolf army, the outraged Shen throws five sharp feathers to stab Wolf Boss for disobeying and fires the Weapon himself.

Some remnants of his wolf army were seen in the Kung Fu Panda 2 video game where it is being led by another wolf. In the early stages of the first sequel, he was originally going to be a crow, but he was scrapped and changed into a wolf instead possibly because he looked too similar to Shen.

Kuo[edit]

Kuo
Art of Balance character
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Species Tibetan Antelope
Combat style Unspecified

Kuo is the antagonist in the Kung Fu Panda comic "Art of Balance" by Ape Entertainment.

In the comic, Po first meets Kuo while heading for Mr. Ping's restaurant, where Kuo then claims to be a big fan of Mr. Ping as well as expressing interest in working in his restaurant. Po and Mr. Ping hire Kuo where he shows great skill with cooking knives. He then ask what the secret is to his recipes, only to be stone-walled by the goose chef. Kuo later on searches through Mr. Ping's recipes, but is then caught by Mr. Ping himself. Kuo then threatens him with his knives and holds him hostage. When Po returns later that night, he finds his father tied up on the front counter. Po asks Kuo what he's doing and why, the deranged antelope says that he once owned a restaurant himself but was driven out of business because customers always went to Mr. Ping's instead of his own; he then says that he has debts owed to criminals. He blames Mr. Ping for making him a failure, but Po tells him that he isn't a failure but instead lost his balance. Yet instead of regaining his balance, he let his imbalance control his life. Engraged, Kuo then throws numerous knives at Po, but the panda (remembering his lessons from Master Shifu) leaps on top of the knives and kicks Kuo in the chest. While Po checks on his father, Kuo tries to flee the scene only to be intercepted by Master Shifu and is knocked out. He is presumably sent to Chorh-Gom Prison afterwards.

Qinchu[edit]

Qinchu
Special Delivery character
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Species Tibetan Sand Fox
Combat style Unspecified

Qinchu is the main villain of the Kung Fu Panda comic "Special Delivery." Qinchu was presumably the self-elected official of Mount Penglai.

In the comic, he confronted Po after the panda stowed away in a mail cart carried by Qinchu's crow minions. Po found himself in a palace surrounded by similar carts full of undelivered mail, and upon discovering him, Qinchu told the panda he was trespassing. Though Po tried to explain his reasons for being there, the fox would hear none of it, declaring that he had worked hard to create order in the city by keeping outsiders out and residents in. With that, he ordered his crows to throw the panda out, and Po was tossed down Mount Penglai. When he awoke from the painful fall, Po met the former official and his son who had similarly been thrown down Mount Penglai. Po learned about Qinchu's takeover of the city as well as his goal to find the key to Mount Penglai, which was the reason for the hijacking of so many mail carts, as the key was always passed from one location to another so none could ever know its exact whereabouts. In his quest for a 'paradise' of order and organization, Qinchu aimed to use the key to lock the gates and isolate the city. After hearing this, Po took action and crashed through the roof of the palace. He faced Qinchu in a showy display, and the fox stood before him unimpressed. After some back-and-forth banter, the two engaged in combat. This resulted in Po kicking Qinchu and throwing him down, where he then trapped the fox in a roll of carpet. He then told Qinchu it was about time he meet his 'public', with the palace door opening to reveal many angry citizens of Mount Penglai including the former-official and his son. They took Qinchu and carried him away, resolving to have him thrown down the mountain.

The Five Elements Imposters[edit]

The Five Elements Imposters are the villains in the Kung Fu Panda comic "It's Elemental." It was foretold that that the Five Elements would one day take physical forms and become the ultimate protectors of the world. Five warriors masqueraded as the physical forms of Earth, Fire, Water, Metal, and Wood while using concealed weapons that corresponded with each element. When the charade was discovered by Po, the Furious Five joined Po in fighting these imposters until only Earth was left standing. With the imposters tied up, Po and the Furious Five uncovered how the group had made their "powers" using sesame oil and hidden containers.

Earth[edit]

Earth
It's Elemental character
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Species Tigard
Combat style Unspecified

The warrior that masqueraded as Earth is the leader of the Five Elements Imposters. He was defeated by Master Mantis. With the imposters tied up, Master Shifu mentioned that the real Earth was the brains of the group as Earth is considered the ultimate element according to the Wu Xing philosophy.

Fire[edit]

Fire
It's Elemental character
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Species Greater Flamingo
Combat style Unspecified

The warrior that masqueraded as Fire is a member of the Five Elements Imposters. He fought with concealed flammable sesame oil.

Water[edit]

Water
It's Elemental character
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Species Crocodile
Combat style Unspecified

The warrior that masqueraded as Water is a member of the Five Elements Imposters. He fought with concealed water blasters.

Metal[edit]

Metal
It's Elemental character
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Species Gorilla
Combat style Unspecified

The warrior that masqueraded as Metal is a member of the Five Elements Imposters. He fought with a giant metal sword.

Wood[edit]

Wood
It's Elemental character
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Species Tarantula
Combat style Unspecified

The warrior that masqueraded as Wood is a member of the Five Elements Imposters. He shot out wooden spikes in battle.

Scorpion[edit]

Scorpion
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness character
Voiced by Lynn Milgrim
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Species Fattail Scorpion
Combat style Unspecified

Scorpion is a villain in Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness.

Long time ago, it was stated that Scorpion was once the Valley of Peace's best healer. One day, she stumbled upon a hypnosis potion and injected herself with it, poisoning her mind turning her evil. She had the villagers under her spell until it was broken by Grand Master Oogway. Scorpion was exiled from the Valley of Peace, but stole the last Sun Orchid (which can be made into a tea as a cure for River Fever). Many years later, Scorpion discovers Po and Monkey in her lair looking for the Sun Orchid in order to cure Tigress' River Fever. She manages to capture Monkey and sting him with her hypnosis potion and then sent him to destroy Po. Upon making it into Scorpion's lair, Po tries to get in as Scorpion ends up throwing Monkey a sword. Po soon discovers that Monkey is under Scorpion's control. When Monkey comes into Scorpion's lair with an apparently defeated Po, Scorpion discovers that Po faked his death and broke her control over Monkey. Scorpion ends up attacking them and tries to sting Monkey until Po grabs her tail. Po and Monkey managed to send Scorpion into the wall tail first, trap Scorpion with their trick sneezes, and claim the Sun Orchid.

In "Love Stings," Scorpion gets Mr. Ping to fall in love with her because its revealed that she also can cook. However, this is only as part of her revenge on Po and the Valley of Peace. She using Mr. Ping because he is the person who is responsible for the Moon cakes for the Moon Cake Festival where all the member of the Valley of Peace will eat Moon cakes. Therefore Scorpion with the help of Mr. Ping who loves her bakes the Moon cakes but she adds poison into them that renders the whole population into a dizzy-like state. However Po (who practiced with Monkey his own form of dizzy Kung Fu) is able to battle her and defeat her. After Mr. Ping finds out about the treachery, they split.

In "The Most Dangerous Po," Scorpion is among the villains that were hunted by General Tsin and subjected to stiffening Zu Chao Powder. She is later rescued by Po, but escapes upon being repelled by Po.

Croc Bandits[edit]

The Croc Bandits are a group of crocodiles who are the recurring but rather ineffectual antagonists in Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness. Although their group was never referred to by an official name by its members, Po, Master Shifu, and the Furious Five often referred to them as Croc Bandits.

Fung[edit]

Fung
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness character
Voiced by John DiMaggio
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Species Mugger Crocodile (possible)
Combat style Unspecified

Fung is the leader of an unnamed group of Crocodile Bandits as seen in Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness. Fung most often relies on weapons to fight his opponents, but has shown he knows some Kung Fu techniques, mostly in cases of defense. His family apparently makes terracotta warriors as it was once mentioned by Fung that he accidentally got a terracotta soldier glued onto his father's face with its removal leaving his father with what's left of his mustache on one side. His signature saying "Darnit" is often muttered when he finds himself defeated.

In "Good Croc, Bad Croc," Fung saves Po from a pitfall (which his fellow bandits dug up) and required a favor from Po later on. When it came to the favor, Po had to meet with Feng alone where Feng mentions that Jong Sung Jai Kai Chow had captured his brother. Po and Feng had to infiltrate Jong's castle with Po having to pull off a diversion. When Po runs into Fung, he states that he has his brother in a box as both of them flee. When Po returned to the Jade Palace, Master Shifu was waiting with two of Jong's guards. When Master Shifu hears from Po that he was only helping Fung rescue his brother from Jong, Master Shifu states that Feng doesn't have a brother and that the person he helped him abduct was Jong's son. Fung later meets up with the other bandits where he learns that Po had been apprehended by Jong's guards. Fung feels remorse for what had happened to Po and decides to return the box containing Jong's son. Upon Fung entering Jong's torture room disguised as a Water Buffalo Guard, Fung freed Po and gave Jong his son back. Yet Po and Feng had to escape from Jong's palace when even Jong's son wants them severely dealt with.

In "Kung Fu Day Care," it was revealed that Fung had a younger but larger cousin named Lidong who assisted him in the Croc Bandit's plot to capture Prince Zan and steal him back when Prince Zan ends up in the protective custody of Po and Tigress.

In "The Most Dangerous Po," Fung is among the villains that were hunted by General Tsin and subjected to stiffening Zu Chao Powder. He is later rescued by Po, but escapes upon being repelled by Po.

Although he and his bandits are crocodiles, it is not made clear which breed they are specifically. They may be Mugger Crocodiles, because they were once situated in Indo-China (and the use of "mugger" may be a tongue-in-cheek joke due to the fact they are bandits).

Gah-ri[edit]

Gah-ri
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness character
Voiced by Fred Tatasciore
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Species Mugger Crocodile
Combat style Unspecified

Gah-ri is the member of the unnamed group of Crocodile Bandits from Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness. Fung frequently calls him "Gary." Gah-Ri is shown to be clumsy, apologetic, and often says that he has to go to the bathroom. In combat, Gah-ri is shown to be skilled in wielding various weapons including an axe.

In "The Most Dangerous Po," Gah-ri is among the villains that were hunted by General Tsin and subjected to stiffening Zu Chao Powder. He is later rescued by Po, but escapes upon being repelled by Po.

His name may possibly be an intentional reference to the crocodile subspecies Gharial.

Irwin[edit]

Irwin
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness character
Voiced by Fred Tatasciore
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Species Mugger Crocodile
Combat stlyle Unspecified

Irwin is the member of the unnamed group of Crocodile Bandits from Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness.

Wall Eye[edit]

Wall Eye
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness character
Voiced by John DiMaggio
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Species Mugger Crocodile (possible)
Combat style Unspecified

Wall Eye is a member of the unnamed group of Crocodile Bandits from Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness. He is known for his wall-eye condition.

Lidong[edit]

Lidong
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness character
Voiced by Jim Cummings
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Species Mugger Crocodile
Combat stlyle Unspecified

Lidong is Fung's younger cousin. He helped his cousin Fung and his Croc Bandits to capture Prince Zan from Po and the Furious Five for a share they would get from the ransom. He is a giant crocodile and is skilled in Kung Fu where he used his strength in combat against Tigress (who protected Prince Zan). Lidong eventually betrayed Fung and his Croc Bandits because he viewed his cousin and his group as losers. He was defeated by Tigress at the end of the episode.

In "The Midnight Stranger," the pig criminals that manipulated Constable Hu into banning Kung Fu enlisted Lidong to fight the Midnight Stranger. When it was discovered that Po was masquerading as the Midnight Stranger, Lidong attacked Po. Lidong and the pig criminals were defeated by Po and Constable Hu.

The episode "Huge" revealed that Lidong was a runt of a Crocodile in his youth and was thus teased and tormented by others until hitting his fairly impressive growth spurt. As such, he is immensely proud of his size, and the idea of anyone surpassing him in this area is enough to enrage him and turn him against the other Croc Bandits.

Qidan Clan[edit]

The Qidan Clan are a group of Water Buffalo warriors that have fought Po and the Furious Five on different occasions. They were also known to have fought against the Emperor's army in the past.

Temutai[edit]

Temutai
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness character
Voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson
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Species Water Buffalo
Combat style Unspecified

Temutai is the Warrior-King of the Qidan Clan. He has claimed to have beaten every Kung Fu Master in the land. Master Tigress mentioned that his Kung Fu was strong enough to rip his opponents in half without even touching them. He has a habit of yelling the last word in each of his sentences.

He first appeared in "The Princess and the Po" where Po, Master Tigress, and Master Mantis had to bring Princess Mei Li to him in order to achieve peace between the Qidan Clan and Princess Mei Li's kingdom. Once a princess is given to Temutai, she ends up becoming his servant. When Po didn't want Temutai to get Princess Mei Li, he offered to challenge him to a fight to determine the fate of Princess Mei Li. When none of Po's moves can faze Temutai, Po gets an idea from Princess Mei Li and uses the same moves that she used on him to take down Temutai. Temutai admitted defeat and ensured peace between Mei Li's people and the Qidan. As a last act, he had rice balls prepared for Po and the others when they left as per their request.

In "Owl Be Back," Po found Temutai and his warriors fighting the Furious Five in the Jade Palace. This time, Po was fast enough to evade Temutai's attacks. Po manages to use the Thundering Wind Hammer (previously used by Fenghuang) to sent Temutai flying into the mountainside. Temutai shouted to Po to declare that fight a draw.

In "The Kung Fu Kid," Temutai and his Qidan Clan are invited to a Peace Jubilee. Temutai enters his nephew Jing Mei into the children Kung Fu competition where he fights a Kung Fu prodigy named Peng. Temutai was not pleased that his nephew was defeated by Peng. Temutai wants to have Peng to train with the Qidan Clan opposed to Po wanting Peng to train at the Jade Palace. Po's argument with Temutai ends up disrupting the Peace Jubilee causing Master Shifu to break it up. Temutai gets angered at the fact that Peng wants to train with Po. After Po tells Peng that he is no longer needed, Peng decides to prove himself by destroying Temutai. Peng ends up fighting Temutai until Po arrived where their fight ends up causing the crowd to get out of control. Po manages to break up the fight upon telling Peng the truth. Po then does the ceremonial Tai Chi with Peng and Temutai.

In "My Favorite Yao," Temutai and his Qidan troops set out to capture Master Yao to interrogate him for his secrets. The abduction proved easier than anticipated owing to Yao, being impulsively released from his box by Shifu, began to run amok through the village with childish delight at all the sensations he denied himself for 65 years. However, the goat refused to cooperate and found even death threats an entertaining novelty. Eventually, Shifu and Po managed to rescue him with his help of his magic to stun Temutai and his troops into stillness.

In the episode "In With the Old," Temutai and his Qidan troops took advantage of the Furious Five's absence for a training session to invade the Jade Palace and capture Shifu in an inescapable death trap in order to force him to surrender the Helmet of the Invincible Thunder Kick. Shifu refused and Temutai searched the Palace himself. Meanwhile, Po liberated the Palace with the help of Mr. Ping and the elderly but still formidable masters Mrs. Gow and Mr. Yeung. Eventually, Po found Temutai, but was unable to stop him from entering the storage room which had a wide variety of magic helmets. The warriors raced to search for the desired helmet, but Temutai was the one eventually gained it. However, Po managed to defeat Temutai by tossing the Helmet of Your Own Worst Enemy on top of the Helmet of the Invincible Thunder Kick and Temutai was magically compelled to kick himself out of the Palace and out of the area in defeat.

In "The Most Dangerous Po," Temutai is pursued and chased by the minions of General Tsin. Temutai is then subjected to stiffening Zu Chao Powder. He is later rescued by Po, but escapes upon being repelled by Po.

In "Master and the Panda," Temutai and the Qidan Clan unearth the Gong Lu Medallion (which enhances the wearer's abilities and the person's dark side) which grants him more powerful as he plots to conquer China and the Moon. Temutai then attacks the Jade Palace and takes out Master Shifu and the Furious Five. Po even tries to fight Temutai only to be sent flying out of the Jade Palace. Po returns and fights Temutai in order to get the Gong Lu Medallion off him. Peng joins the fight and removes the Gong Lu Medallion from Temutai. Po and Peng then send Temutai flying out of the Jade Palace.

In "Invitation Only," Po fights Temutai and makes him get away upon hearing the gong for lunch. Temutai later plans to crash the banquet of Upper Head District Chief Superior Superintendent Chang. Temutai is told by his Qidan warriors that he wasn't invited to the banquet. Temutai learns that Po wasn't also invited and plans to crash the banquet. Temutai has his soldiers surround the building where the banquet is being held. Temutai then begins his attack on the banquet and immobilizes the Furious Five and Master Shifu with the bolos thrown by the Qidan warriors. When Po sneaks into the party, he runs into Temutai and attacks the Qidan warriors with Kung Fu, good manners, and etiquette. Po managed to defeat Temutai which impressed Superintendent Chang enough to invite Po to the banquet.

Jing Mei[edit]

Jing Mei
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness character
Voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson
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Species Water Buffalo
Combat style Unspecified

Jing Mei is Temutai's nephew. In "The Kung Fu Kid," Jing Mei was with his uncle and the Qidan Clan when they are invited to a Peace Jubilee. Temutai enters his nephew Jing Mei into the children Kung Fu competition where he fights a Kung Fu prodigy named Peng. Temutai fought Peng and was defeated by him.

In "The Most Dangerous Po," Jing Mei is among the villains that were hunted by General Tsin and subjected to stiffening Zu Chao Powder. He is later rescued by Po, but escapes upon being repelled by Po. He shouts a lot, too much.

Bataar[edit]

Bataar
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness character
Voiced by Max Koch
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Species Water Buffalo
Combat style Unspecified

Bataar is a Water Buffalo who is exclusive to Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness.

Bataar is the son of Temutai, the brother of Chunlun, and the cousin of Jing Mei.

Chunlun[edit]

Chunlun
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness character
Voiced by Fred Tatasciore
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Species Water Buffalo
Combat style Unspecified

Chunlun is a Water Buffalo who is exclusive to Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness.

Chunlun is the son of Temutai, the brother of Bataar, and the cousin of Jing Mei.

Taotie[edit]

Taotie
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness character
Voiced by Wallace Shawn
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Species Warthog
Combat style Unspecified

Taotie is a warthog who is exclusive to Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness. He is a mechanic who built the training hall in which the Furious Five train. Taotie and Master Shifu trained in combat together when they were younger up to the point where Master Shifu broke the tip of his left tusk during combat. Shifu, who was a friend of Taotie's back then, is shown helping him up. After building the training hall (that did not help him improve in kung fu like he thought it would) he built a huge machine which included flame-throwers and throwing stars. He had a disagreement with Master Shifu and Grand Master Oogway about having machines surpass Kung Fu. Taotie left and vowed to get revenge on Master Shifu one day. Many years later in the episode "Sticky Situation," Po ended up seeking out Taotie in order to repair the training hall that he accidentally broke. Behind Po's back, Taotie reassembled the parts of the training hall into a machine that he uses in his revenge plot on Master Shifu. After the Furious Five were defeated, only Master Shifu was left and Po saved him by clogging the gears of Taotie's machine enough for it to break. Taotie managed to get away.

In "Fluttering Finger Mindslip," Taotie discovers that he used the Furious Five have lost their memory after being exposed to Po's move. While Po and Master Shifu are away, Taotie took the opportunity to use this to his advantage by having them attack Master Shifu and Po upon their return. When the Furious Five regain their memory, they attacked Taotie though allowing him to get away again.

In "Big Bro Po," Taotie uses his new Iron Claws of Doom harness to attack Po and the Furious Five. Taotie's Iron Claws of Doom fails when Bian Zao fails to lubricate the claws. Taotie is defeated and is taken away to Chorh-Gom Prison leaving Bian Zao alone. Taotie is later visited by Po and Bian Zao who states that his father's plans take up most of the time time together. Taotie convinces Bian Zao to make a bunch of cakes that would help him break out of Chorh-Gom Prison. When Bian Zao is unable to make the visit to Chorh-Gom Prison, Po ends up making the deliveriy to Taotie's cell not knowing that the final component of the Iron Claws of Doom is in it. With the Iron Claws of Doom rebuilt and lubricated, Taotie escapes from Chorh-Gom Prison. Taotie ends up attacking the Jade Palace stating to Bian Zao that they will do a sporting activity afterwards. After firing the chains at the Furious Five and Master Shifu, Taotie ends up fighting Po. When it came to a stalemate between Po and Taotie, Bian Zao ends up using a flying contraption to pick up Taotie and ends up knocking off the lubrication hose. Both of them managed to get away again as Po claims that he brought Taotie and Bian Zao's family back together.

In "The Most Dangerous Po," Taotie is among the villains that were hunted by General Tsin and subjected to stiffening Zu Chao Powder. He is later rescued by Po, but escapes upon being repelled by Po.

In "Bosom Enemies," Taotie uses a knife stand machine to attack Po which ends up failed. Taotie ends up in a nervous breakdown following his defeat and Po accidentally ripping off his pants. Bian Zao later turns to Po to get Taotie back to normal. Taotie ends up seeing the light and Po plans to make Taotie a good guy by having him make crime-fighting gadgets while having some special nunchucks made for Po. When the Furious Five arrive, Taotie ends up showing off the special nunchucks as Po states that Taotie has changed. Taotie commented that his old friend Goatie, his parents, and the Cart Wash Manager turned against him. When the Furious Five leave vowing to come after Taotie if he hasn't changed, Po states to Taotie that he can have Taotie make weapons for the Furious Five with Po secretly taking measurements of the Furious Five. Po comments that Taotie can make the best crime-fighting assistant to the Furious Five. After Po leaves upon handing him the measurements of the Furious Five for the weapons needed to fit the Furious Five's talents, Taotie ends up snapping out of his good side as the measurements to make a machine. The next day, Taotie attacks Po and the Furious Five with the Adapto-Bot (which can copy the movies of Po, Master Tigress's claws, Master Monkey's tail, Master Mantis' pointed claws, Master Crane's Flight, and Master Viper's constructions) stating that Taotie plays assistant to nobody. Taotie's Adapto-Bot receives a magnifying glass from Po through Bian Zao and ends up using it to distract the Adapto-Bot while Po uses his nunchucks to throw the Adapto-Bot off balance and then destroys it. Po thanks Taotie for helping him out as he quotes "What are Friends For." Yet Taotie and Bian Zao end up remanded to Chorh-Gom Prison as Taotie works on the designs of his next invention to use on Po.

In "The Maltese Mantis," Taotie and Bian Zao were attending the Festival of Figurines where they are unpacking the figurines of Taotie's inventions. Though Bian Zao was very doubtful that people would buy figurines of his father, Taotie was confident that he would make a fortune once the fans saw the power of his figurines (demonstrated when one of them punched a hole through the table). Bian Zao eventually asked his father for some money so he could go and buy something that wasn't "lame." Bian Zao would eventually discover the paralyzed Mantis (who was accidentally paralyzed by Po using the Paralyzing Touch Point) and became intrigued when he spotted the "figure's" eyes moving (the only part of Mantis's body not paralyzed). Po and Master Shifu learned from Bian Zao about where they can find Taotie. Po and Master Shifu confronted Taotie who refused to give Mantis up...especially after Po unwisely revealed that Mantis would become permanently paralyzed in a matter of minutes. Taotie then attempts to make a break for it only for the skirmish between him, Po, and Master Shifu to make it onto the nearest stage. With help from the festival attendees, Po and Master Shifu cornered Taotie who ended up being beaten up by the attendees while Bian Zao gives Master Mantis back to Po and Master Shifu. While Master Shifu undoes the paralysis on Master Mantis, Bian Zao carried his beaten-up father away.

Bian Zao[edit]

Bian Zao
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness character
Voiced by Simon Helberg
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Species Warthog
Combat style Unspecified

Bian Zao is the 13-year-old son of Taotie. He would reluctantly help his father in his revenge plots on Master Shifu.

In "Big Bro Po," Bian Zao ends up staying at the Jade Palace when his father is in Chorh-Gom Prison. Master Shifu ends up appointing Po to watch of Bian Zao despite the suspicions of Bian Zao. Po tries to find common ground with Bian Zao until it came to Po baking with Mr. Ping. Bian Zao stated that he had wished that his father would do something with him that doesn't involve destroying the Jade Palace. Bian Zao and Po end up visiting Taotie at Chorh-Gom Prison. Taotie convinces Bian Zao to make a bunch of cakes that would help him break out of Chorh-Gom Prison. Bian Zao secretly goes through with his father's plans by sneaking the parts of the Iron Claws of Doom into every cake he made. Despite his father's claims, Bian Zao thinks that his father would not go by his word not to do any other than attack the Jade Palace. Bian Zao ends up confessing to Po about Taotie's plot. When it came to a stalemate between Po and Taotie, Bian Zao ends up using a flying contraption to pick up Taotie and ends up knocking off the lubrication hose. Both of them managed to get away as Po claims that he brought Taotie and Bian Zao's family back together.

In "Bosom Enemies," Bian Zao assists Taotie into using a knife stand machine to attack Po which ends up failing. Taotie ends up in a nervous breakdown following his defeat and Po accidentally ripping off his pants. Bian Zao later turns to Po to get Taotie back to normal.

Jong[edit]

Jong Sung Jai Kai Chow
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness character
Voiced by Wayne Knight
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Species Takin

Jong Sung Jai Kai Chow is exclusive to Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness. He is the ruler of a portion of land in China in which trespassers are severely dealt with where they "have their heads boiled with cabbage and their ear lobes stretched around their heads" as described by one of his warning signs. He has an unnamed son and is served by his guards which are made up of Javan Rhinos and Water Buffalos. Fung tricked Po into helping him break into Jong's castle so that he can abduct Jong's son with Fung claiming that he was breaking out his brother. The two of them ran by Jong while on their way out. When Po returned to the Jade Palace, two representatives of Jong's guards were seen telling Master Shifu that Po had assisted Fung into breaking into Jong's castle. When Po states that he was just helping Fung save his brother, Master Shifu states that Fung doesn't have a brother and the person that he helped Fung abduct was Jong's son. Master Shifu had to reluctantly let Jong's Javan Rhino guard and Water Buffalo guard arrest Po and bring him before Jong to face his crimes. At Jong's palace, Jong was preparing the trespassers penalty while Po is chained to the wall. In the nick of time, Fung in his Water Buffalo Guard disguise returned and gave Jong his son back. Yet even Jong's son wanted Po and Fung dealt with as Jong has his guards seize them. Po and Fung managed to escape from Jong's castle.

In "Hall of Lame", Po (who was looking for a trophy for the upcoming Warriors Festival at the time) comes to the aid of kid named Han when Jong's men led by Grim have been targeting Han's doll. When it came to rescuing the doll, Po manages to get the doll despite Han giving him away to the guards. When it came to crossing the bridge, Jong arrived and demanded the doll. Jong had a guard reveal that Han's father Han Sr. is in a cage that is hanging over the gorge the bridge is over. Jong tries to negotiate with Po for him to hand over the doll in exchange for Han Sr.'s freedom. Jong manages to claim the doll which actually contained a legendary dagger. Po ends up fighting Jong who activates the dagger's power to attack Po, Han, and Han Sr. with the resulting battle slowly collapsing the bridge. Po claimed the dagger and knocked out Jong with his men getting Jong away from Po.

Jong's Son[edit]

Jong's Son
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness character
Voiced by Wayne Knight
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Species Takin

Jong's son is exclusive to Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness. As his name suggests, he is the son of Jong yet his real name isn't revealed. Fung tricked Po into thinking that Fung's brother was captured by Jong so that he can abduct Jong's son. Po learned this too late when two of Jong's guards came to arrest Po. When Fung met up with his fellow bandits and learned what happened to Po, he felt remorse and decided to return Jong's son. Just as Jong was about to invoke the trespassers penalty on Po, Fung arrived in his Water Buffalo Guard disguise and released Jong's son to him. Yet even Jong's son wanted Po and Fung dealt with only for Po and Fung to escape from Jong's castle.

Grim[edit]

Grim
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness character
Voiced by Fred Tatasciore
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Species Water Buffalo

Grim is a water buffalo who is exclusive to the TV series. He is one of Jong's henchmen.

In "Hall of Lame," Grim was ordered by Jong to obtain a doll that Han has in his possession as the doll contained a mystical dagger. After Po knocked out Jong, Grim helped the rest of Jong's men get Jong away from Po.

Tong Fo[edit]

Tong Fo
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness character
Voiced by Jeff Bennett
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Species Loris

Tong Fo is a loris who is exclusive to Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness. His voice appears to have been based on the actor Christopher Walken. He was known for once wielding the Sacred Hammer of Lei Lang and caused mass destruction with it. Tong Fo ended up defeated and was imprisoned in Chorh-Gom Prison. Before Tong Fo was incarcerated, he made a replica of the hammer and hid the real one in Camelback Mountain keeping its whereabouts a secret with the fake copy eventually finding its way at the Jade Palace. Po used the Shift Stone to assume the form of a goat criminal named Sheng in order to infiltrate Chorh-Gom Prison. Po got information from Tong Fo on where the real Sacred Hammer of Lei Lang was located. Tong Fo planned to break out of prison with the help of Fung and his Croc Bandits. Tong Fo learned that Sheng was actually Po in disguise and managed to trap Po in a cell and steal his Shift Stone which he used to disguise himself as a Chorh-Gom Guard and walk out of Chorh-Gom Prison. Arriving at Camelback Mountain, Tong Fo ran into Po as Master Tigress and Master Monkey arrived unaware that Sheng is actually Po in disguise. Tong Fo managed to obtain the Sacred Hammer of Lei Lang as the Croc Bandits arrived. In the ensuing conflict, the Sacred Hammer of Lei Lang was taken by a Croc Bandit that was actually Master Shifu in disguise. Tong Fo and the Croc Bandits were defeated.

In "Father Crime," Tong Fo enlisted Fung and his Croc Bandits in a plot to capture Master Shifu. This plot was thwared by Po, Master Shifu, and Master Shifu's dad Shirong.

Fenghuang[edit]

Fenghuang
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness character
Voiced by Wendie Malick
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Species Eurasian Eagle-Owl

Fenghuang is a Eurasian eagle-owl who is exclusive to Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness. She was a member of the original Furious Five alongside Master Shifu, an unnamed Snow Leopard, an unnamed Rooster, and an unnamed Elephant. Fenghuang became the strongest member of the Furious Five through a lot of training and even invented the Thundering Wind Hammer. As a result of being the strongest, she became power-hungry and evil.

One day, Fenghuang decided she deserved to rule the Jade Palace instead of Grand Master Oogway, believing herself to be more powerful than him. She challenged Oogway to a fight for the Palace; Oogway anticipated this and had an owl-shaped cage built for this occasion. After a long and fierce fight, Fenghuang knew that she could not defeat Oogway and fled before she could be captured, taking refuge in the Northern Mountains. Many years later, Po ended up in the Northern Mountains and ended up caught by Fenghuang when he was falling. When Fenghuang learns that Grand Master Oogway is dead, she flies off to the Jade Palace. Master Shifu and the Furious Five face her, but she easily defeats them. When Po returns, she convinces him to turn evil and orders him to kill Shifu. Po uses a trick knife to fool Fenghuang into thinking that he had actually killed Master Shifu and then placed Fenghuang into the owl-shaped cage. As Fenghuang's cage is being towed away to Chorh-Gom Prison, she vows to escape and have her revenge on Po.

In "Crane on a Wire," Fenghuang crashes Po's Furious Five auction where she attacks Po and the Furious Five which resulted in Master Crane getting stuck in the wall. When Po discovered that Fenghuang's talons can't shred iron, Po and the other Furious Five were able to use the iron objects to break Fenghuang's talons. Fenghuang retreated with a broken wing. Upon news that Fenghuang is at the nearby mountains, Po and the Furious Five had to go confront her without Master Crane. Po and four of the Furious Five had a hard time fighting Fenghuang. After some encouragement from Zeng, Master Crane caught up with Po and helped to fight Fenghuang. Master Crane fought with Fenghuang in the sky over the village which ended with Master Crane and Po causing Fenghuang to crash to the ground in defeat.

In "A Stitch in Time," Fenghuang finds out about the Shuyong Seeds that Po had found and used and steals some of them in order to learn some time-based moves. Upon managed to steal them and grow her own Shuyong Seeds, Fenghuang started going back in time to prevent the birth of Master Shifu and the Furious Five. When she planned to go back in time to prevent Po's birth, Po grabbed onto Fenghuang with the resulting battle causing the Shuyong Seeds to fall and send both of them back to the beginning of time where they find themselves before the Shuyong Tree. Upon the Shuyong Tree judging Po and Fenghuang even after they bested the Shuyong Tree's guardians, the Shuyong Tree deemed Po worthy of using its fruit and the Shuyong Tree used its powers to send Fenghuang into oblivion. Afterwards, Po restored time to the way it was and burned the Shuyong Seeds except for one that he didn't notice.

Fenghuang is also the name of a mythical composite Chinese bird creature of the same name that has beautiful singing talents and a varying description.

Master Junjie[edit]

Master Junjie
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness character
Voiced by Stephen Root
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Species Red Fox
Fighting Style Shaolin Kung Fu

Master Junjie is a red fox who is exclusive to Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness. He is a member of the Sacred Onyx Council alongside Master Chao. He first appeared in "Sight for Sore Eyes," where he and Chao traveled to the Valley of Peace to evaluate Master Shifu's skills as the master of the Jade Palace. He held a grudge against Shifu when Grand Master Oogway chose Shifu to run the Jade Palace. He also holds a hatred towards Po, believing him to be unworthy of taking the title of Dragon Warrior, despite Po's success as the Dragon Warrior. Junjie plotted and succeeded into removing Master Shifu from his position. Junjie then fired the Furious Five and replaced them with a team of snow leopards. It was later revealed that he had imprisoned Shifu and later did the same thing to Chao. While his Furious Five fought the actual Furious Five, Master Junjie fought against Master Po and was defeated. Master Shifu and the Furious Five were rehired while Junjie and his henchmen were remanded to Chorh-Gom-Prison. It can also be implied that Junjie was also ousted from the Sacred Onyx Council for his actions.

In "Ghost of Oogway," Master Junjie posed as the ghost of Master Oogway in order to fool Master Po into letting his guard down by doing nothing in combat training. Once Po and Shifu were out of the palace, Junjie used his disguise to enter the Jade Palace and subdued the Furious Five. When Po returned, he found the Furious Five tied up as Junjie sheds his disguise. Junjie then unleashes his henchmen on Po. Things weren't looking good for the panda, but in the nick of time, Master Shifu arrived and fooled Junjie by assuming the form of Grand Master Oogway. While the Furious Five fought Master Junjie's henchmen, Master Po managed to successfully use the Tae Bow Chow to knock out Master Junjie.

Junjie's Furious Five[edit]

Junjie's version of the Furious Five were a bunch of clouded leopards that are trained in Kung Fu by Master Junjie. They serve as Master Junjie's students and henchmen when he succeeded in removing Master Shifu and the Furious Five from the Jade Palace. It was often speculated that one of its members is a female.

Even though Junjie's Furious Five don't normally speak, the one that does have dialogue in the first appearance was voiced by Toby Huss.

Hundun[edit]

Hundun
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness character
Voiced by Diedrich Bader
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Species Javan Rhinoceros

Hundun is a Javan Rhinoceros who is exclusive to Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness. He started out as a member of the Anvil of Heaven at Chorh-Gom Prison and was among the Anvil of Heaven members that tried to prevent Tai Lung from escaping Chorh-Gom Prison. When Po had defeated Tai Lung, Chorh-Gom Prison was closed down, leaving Hundun without a job. He lost his home and his wife leading Hundun to pin the blame of this on the Dragon Warrior. When he arrived in the Valley of Peace, he unknowingly befriended Po and learned some Kung Fu moves from him. When he finally learned that Po was the Dragon Warrior, he ended up attacking Po after easily taking down the Furious Five (Po unknowingly told Hundun of their weaknesses). Po manages to fight Hundun in front of everyone and managed to defeat Hundun when the Statue of Po fell on him. Hundun was returned to Chorh-Gom Prison as a prisoner as Hundun vows to have his revenge on Po.

In "Challenge Day," Hundun returns having replaced his broken horn with a hollow one containing knock-out arrows and a concealed blade. He takes the opportunity to take part in the Dragon Warrior Challenge where he manages to defeat Master Po (who was still weakened from rescuing a child from a collapsing chimney). After using the knock-out arrows on Shifu (who stated that he made up the Dragon Warrior Challenge), Hundun ended up going on a rampage in the village until Po recovered and defeated him.

In "Royal Pain," Meng Tao freed Hundun from Chorh-Gom Prison to help him make Lu Kang fail in exchange for his freedom. Although Hundun managed to incapacitate Po, he and Meng Tao were defeated by Lu Kang and were remanded to Chorh-Gom Prison.

In "The Most Dangerous Po," Hundun approaches General Tsin's property looking for a bakery (which General Tsin lured him here). It is also revealed that Hundun likes plum pie. General Tsin mentions to Po that he was hunting Hundun after luring him with a coupon for a bakery sale. Po fights Hundun (who thinks that Po is after his pie) while trying to secretly warn Hundun that General Tsin is hunting him. General Tsin then enters the battle and defeats him. Hundun is then subjected to the stiffening Zu Chao powder like the rest of the villains he had hunted. He is later rescued by Po, but escapes upon being repelled by Po. Hundun tells Po that this isn't over ("... because it will continue").

In "War of the Noodles," Po finds Hundun where he mistook him for setting a building on fire where he has set up fireworks. Hundun reveals that he has opened up a new noodle shop where Po had demonstrated some of the recipes in Po's last visit to Chorh-Gom Prison. He has enlisted a Gorilla, a Pig, and a Rabbit to assist in his business. Mr. Ping was suspicious of Hundun's activity. Mr. Ping remembers that the property of Hundun's restaurant is above the tunnels leading to the Jade Palace and suspects that Hundun and his accomplices are going to attack the Jade Palace. Po investigates and is spotted by Hundun's accomplices as Hundun suspects that Po is burglaring him. Hundun states that he doesn't know what he is talking about and Po found that there is no tunnel as the previous owner filled it in. Po apologized to Hundun who tearfully walked away as Po leaves. As Mr. Ping and Hundun's rivalry intenses, Po brings Hundun a fruit basket as an apology. Hundun agrees to forgive Po if he can get his restaurant off the ground. After Mr. Ping found Po also helping Hundun, he went to Hundun to beg for a job and finds that Hundun and his accomplices unfilling the tunnel and gets caught by Hundun who captures Mr. Ping. Hundun revealed to Mr. Ping that he tricked Po and that he will invade the Jade Palace and blow it up with his fireworks. Po arrives and fights Hundun and his accomplices while working to put out the fuse. Hundun manages to trap Po as he and his acommplices start to leave. Po puts out the fuse. Using a rocket, Po rides it through the tunnels as he collides it with Hundun and his accomplices. With Hundun's noodle shop destroyed, he and his accomplices are arrested.

Bao[edit]

Bao
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness character
Voiced by Fred Tatasciore
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Species Pig

Bao is a pig who is exclusive to Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness. Bao first appeared in "Master Ping" where he and his accomplices Lao and Tsao attacked Mr. Ping's noodle shop only to be defeated by Po. When Bao decides that he, Lao, and Tsao want to learn Kung Fu, they decide to abduct Master Shifu and force him to teach them Kung Fu. Unfortunately, they mistook Mr. Ping as Master Shifu as Mr. Ping only knew of the Chao Wa Punch Kick move which causes immobilization on whoever is hit by it. Bao and his followers decide to use it on Po when he comes to rescue Mr. Ping. With help from Po, Mr. Ping manages to use the Chao Wa Punch Kick on Bao and his followers.

In "The Most Dangerous Po," Bao is among the villains that were hunted by General Tsin and subjected to stiffening Zu Chao Powder. He is later rescued by Po, but escapes upon being repelled by Po.

In "Shifu's Back," Bao, Lao, and Tsao captured Superintendent Woo after his inspection of the Jade Palace. When Po, Master Shifu, and Constable Hu arrived, Superintendent Woo had to reinstate Constable Hu and reopen the Jade Palace in order to get them to rescue him from Bao, Lao, and Tsao. Po, Master Shifu, and Constable Hu were able to rescue Superintendent Woo and fend off Bao, Lao, and Tsao.

Lao[edit]

Lao
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness character
Voiced by Gary Anthony Williams
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Species Pig

Lao is one of Bao's accomplices.

Tsao[edit]

Tsao
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness character
Voiced by Gary Anthony Williams
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Species Pig

Tsao is one of Bao's accomplices.

Su[edit]

Su
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness character
Voiced by Amy Hill
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Species Clouded Leopard

Su is a clouded leopard that is exclusive to Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness.

Su is the leader of the Ladies of the Shade, a group of traveling females that work as entertainers as a cover-up to the fact that they are actually a group of thieves. Su assigned Song to get close to Po and get him to enable the Ladies of the Shade to enter the Jade Palace so that they can steal the Dragon Chalice. Su eventually convinces Po to let the Ladies of the Shade perform at the Jade Palace where they claimed that they used to dance for a harsh Crocodile Warlord before they left which Po agreed to. The Ladies of the Shade did a private dance for Po and the Furious Five at the Jade Palace. As they danced however, one of them grabbed the Dragon Chalice which Tigress noticed and she leaped in to attack. The Furious Five fought the Ladies of the Shade with Po feeling dismayed and hurt from Song's betrayal. The fight ended when the Ladies of the Shade made an escape taking the Chalice with them. Upon finding the Ladies of the Shade's hideout, Po, Master Crane, and Master Viper had to disguise themselves with Po as a female, Master Crane as Po's dress, and Master Viper as a parasol so that they can get the Dragon Chalice back from Su. Su saw threw their disguise and summoned the Ladies of the Shade to her aid. Song eventually turned against Su and assisted Po into fighting Su and the Ladies of the Shade. Su was defeated by Po while the rest of the Ladies of the Shade were blown away by the gust of the Canyon of the Shrieking Winds. Su was left tied up until a transport to Chorh-Gom Prison arrived while Song left to lead the Ladies of the Shade down the good path.

Wu Kong[edit]

Wu Kong
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness character
Voiced by James Sie
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Species Gee's Golden Langur
Combat style Monkey Kung Fu

Wu Kong is a Gee's golden langur exclusive to Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness. He is the older brother of Monkey and is skilled in thievery and some monkey-style Kung Fu techniques. His first and so far only appearance was in the episode "Monkey in the Middle", where he came to the Valley of Peace and went on a crime spree across the village's market. Even though he was defeated by Po and Master Monkey, Wu Kong ended up getting away.

His name is an homage to Sun Wukong, the Monkey King.

Meng Tao[edit]

Meng Tao
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness character
Voiced by Jim Meskimen
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Species Tibetan Antelope

Meng Tao is the diplomat of the Emperor of China. He accompanied the Emperor's grandson Lu Kang to the Kung Fu camp where Master Shifu and the Furious Five were counseling. Meng Tao left Lu Kang to Master Shifu and the Furious Five in order to learn Kung Fu. When Po, the Dragon Warrior and master in charge of Lu Kang's training, rashly makes a vow to fully train Lu Kang, Meng Tao informs him that breaking that vow would result in beheading for every master of the Jade Palace. Meng Tao then left the horrified masters to continue with training. Unknown to all, Meng Tao actually wanted Lu Kang to fail as failure would bring great disgrace to the Emperor forcing him to give Meng Tao the throne. When Meng Tao learned that Po had successfully trained Lu Kang, Meng Tao went to Chorh-Gom Prison and made a deal with Hundun where he offered Hundun his freedom in exchange for helping Lu Kang to fail. While Hundun incapacitated Po at the Pool of Sacred Tears, Meng Tao drew a pair of blades and attempted to murder Lu Kang squashing Lu Kang's bean pod in the process. At first, Lu Kang fell into despair. But when Po revealed that the bean pod he gave him was not magical and that Lu Kang had in fact done all his skills himself, Lu Kang regained the confidence to utilize the unorthodox techniques he had developed while training to ultimately defeat both Meng Tao and Hundun in combat. Meng Tao and Hundun were then remanded to Chorh-Gom Prison.

General Tsin[edit]

General Tsin
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness character
Voiced by R. Lee Ermey
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Species Yak

General Tsin is a character that is exclusive to Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness. Once a well-known war hero throughout all of China, General Tsin was forced into retirement after eliminating all of the country's villainous threats and became one of the Jade Palace's benefactors. The transition of all the threats eventually took its toll on his mind throughout the years.

As a result, he began a new hobby of "hunting and collecting" villains (somewhat similar to the motives of General Zaroff from The Most Dangerous Game) around the Valley of Peace where he subjected his victims to stiffening Zu Chao Powder. Some of his targets include Scorpion, Temutai, Fung, Gah-ri, Jing Mei, Taotie, and Bao.

When Po is invited to General Tsin's palace, he ends up taking part in a villain-stopping expedition with Po unaware of General Tsin's motives. This involved General Tsin hunting his latest target Hundun. Po fought with Hundun while trying to warn him only for General Tsin to defeat Hundun and add him to his collection, in which Po believes this to be wrong. When Po started to question General Tsin's motives and mentality, General Tsin ended up hunting Po. Po managed to evade General Tsin, but doubled back following a vision revolving around Hundun speaking to him. During the fight with Po in his collection room, General Tsin trapped Po in the Zu Chao Powder chamber where it was discovered that Po had reversed the powder's effects freeing the villains who then vowed to have General Tsin pay for what he did to them and they begin attacking him. General Tsin fought the villains and proves to be more of a match to them until they start to win and are then repelled by Po. Although General Tsin is remanded to Chorh-Gom Prison, Master Shifu was not pleased that one of the Jade Palace's benefactors ended up incarcerated because of his actions. Po then states that now they can go after the villains that escaped from General Tsin's palace.

In "Qilin Time," General Tsin was released from jail to start a new life and recover from his insanity. Po and Mr. Ping encounter General Tsin who is hunting the Qilin. In the end of the episode, Po and Mr. Ping were able to convince him that there was no Qilin and he was still crazy.

Undertaker[edit]

Undertaker
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness character
Voiced by Christopher McDonald
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Species Goat

The Undertaker is the property caretaker of the Valley of Peace's cemetery.

He appeared in "The Po Who Cried Ghost" where it is shown that the Undertaker has been using a mystical staff to raise an army of Jiang Shi in a plot to take over all of China. It is shown that Master Shifu has been converted into a Jiang Shi as the Undertaker unleashes the Jiang Shi on Po, Master Tigress, and Master Monkey. Upon the three of them being pinned down by the Jiang Shi, Po snatches the mystical staff from the Undertaker and orders them to return to the Earth to be at peace forever. Before they do so, Po orders the Jiang Shi to drop the Undertaker off at Chorh-Gom Prison.

Ke-Pa[edit]

Ke-Pa
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness character
Voiced by Alfred Molina
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species Taihu Pig (mortal form), Chinese Dragon (true form)

Ke-Pa is a dangerous dragon demon who first appeared in the Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness special "Enter the Dragon."

Ke-Pa was the ruler of all the Demons from the Underworld. They ravaged all of China until Grand Master Oogway defeated the Demons and sealed them away. Then Grand Master Oogway fought against Ke-Pa. When all hope seemed lost, the power of the Peach Tree ended up giving Grand Master Oogway the power to fend off Ke-Pa, known as "Hero's Chi".

In present day, Ke-Pa is in his mortal guise of an old pig retelling his tale to some crocodile and water buffalo criminals in a bar who ended up laughing at his tale. When some of the Peach Tree started to fall off, Ke-Pa began to regain his powers and beat up the criminals. Ke-Pa then headed to the Valley of Peace. Po pridefully tries to stop him, but Ke-Pa has proven himself more than a match for him. When the tree dies, Ke-Pa regains his full powers and because he learned that Po was the Dragon Warrior, Ke-Pa decides the most appropriate to take to defeat him would be an actual beast and assumes the form of a huge, colorful, winged Dragon. Ke-Pa tells Po and Shifu that if they don't surrender the Hero's Chi so he can release the Demons, he will devour the villagers. Shifu tell him that he has the Hero's Chi and he angrily sends Po off for letting his selfishness get the best of him and forgetting to warn the villagers. However, Ke-Pa later finds out that Shifu is not the host of the Hero's Chi, but Po is. Ke-Pa crushes Po close to death extracting the Hero's Chi and breaking the seal, thus releasing the Demons. Po's Life Force and Chi restored by the Peach Tree Sapling that Shifu planted in the Kung Fu Panda first movie. Po managed to defeat the Demons and reseal the remaining ones. Po then fights Ke-Pa and uses the Chi he has left to defeat Ke-Pa.

NOTE: Because Dragons are considered beneficent deities in both real oriental culture, and the Kung Fu Panda Universe that mirrors it, it is made clear that Ke-Pa was not a true Dragon, but a maniacal Demon that could change his shape to any creature, including a monster. Demons in their true form, as seen in this episode are black, amorphus spirit-devils. No actual oriental beings have appeared in the Kung Fu Panda world, and may not, since they are more of a deity than an actual animal.

Master Ding[edit]

Master Ding
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness character
Voiced by Enn Reitel
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species Taihu Pig

Master Ding is a Kung Fu Master who had committed some mental attacks on innocent victims with his Spirit Orbs. It took Grand Master Oogway and the Furious Five members at the time to defeat Master Ding and imprisoned him for life in a prison castle on Mugu Mountain while the Spirit Orbs were confiscated.

Many years later, Po and Master Tigress accidentally released Master Ding's Spirit Orbs which then left to Master Ding's prison. Once Po and Master Tigress arrive, they ended up having to deal with Master Ding's ghost who gives Po and Master Tigress a hard time. When Master Ding manages to possess Po in order to exit his prison, Master Tigress gained control of the Spirit Orbs as Master Ding can no longer control them since Po isn't good at focusing, which puts him at a disadvantage. Master Tigress uses the Spirit Orbs to enter Po's mind where she and Po fought against Master Ding. Po and Master Tigress were able to exorcise Master Ding's ghost from Po's body and return the Spirit Orbs to the Jade Palace.

Lin Kuei[edit]

The Lin Kuei (also spelled Lin Quay) are a group of Tibetan Wolves that are exclusive to Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness. The Lin Kuei are expert assassins and thieves who were trained from birth to steal priceful and powerful artifacts from Kung Fu Masters.

Heilang[edit]

Heilang
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness character
Voiced by Maurice LaMarche
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species Tibetan Wolf

Heilang is the leader of the Lin Kuei who is blind in one eye.

He first appeared in "The Secret Museum of Kung Fu" where he led the Lin Kuei into going after the Phantom Orb (an artifact that can make anyone intangible) which was located in the Secret Museum of Kung Fu. Heilang and the Lin Kuei were repelled by Po, Master Shifu, and the Furious Five.

In "Mama Told Me Not to Kung Fu," Heilang and the Lin Kuei go after the Shadow Crown which would enable it's wearer to become invisible. At that time, Master Crane's mother Yan Fan thought that Heilang and the Lin Kuei were employees at the Jade Palace. When Heilang and the Lin Kuei gain the Phantom Crowns, the Furious Five had a hard time until Master Crane used one of his mother's items to make the Lin Kuei visible after they threatened Yan Fan. Heilang and the Lin Kuei were defeated by Master Crane.

Pai Mei[edit]

Pai Mei
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness character
Voiced by Clancy Brown
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species Emperor Tamarin

Pai Mei is a rogue Kung Fu Master who is exclusive to Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness.

Pai Mei was a Kung Fu Master who was the most evil and abusive of all time. He was defeated by Master Shifu and exiled after attempting to overpower the Emperor.

He first appeared in "Five is Enough" where he destroyed two guards and took down Master Chao. He then took a flag and ended up engaging Po, Master Shifu, and the Furious Five. He was defeated by them and fell off a cliff. His fate after that was unknown.

Mei Ling (Villain)[edit]

Mei Ling
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness character
Voiced by Susanne Blakeslee
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Species Red Fox

Not to be confused with the female Snow Leopard of the same name, Mei Ling is a female fox (vixen) and an antagonist exclusive to Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness. A rogue Kung Fu master with skills that rival Shifu's, Mei Ling was also Shifu's love interest for an unspecified amount of time (much to Po's disbelief when she tells him). Falling in love after their first confrontation, they quickly entered a relationship. However, Shifu broke off the relationship after Mei Ling refused to stop using her Kung Fu to steal.

In "Shifu's Ex", she returns to the Jade Palace, much to Shifu's dismay, causing him to panic hysterically and resort to hiding in a closet. Mei Ling though is wise to these avoidance tricks and easily finds him. She later uses the Zhou Deng Soul Gem to swap bodies with him during a kiss in order to manipulate Po and the Furious Five to rob an imperial convoy of precious jewels. However, this failed when Shifu (still in Mei Ling's body) revealed the deception and used the Soul Gem to swap back their respective bodies while they embraced in another kiss. After she was defeated by Po and the Furious Five, Mei Ling was arrested and sent to Chorh-Gom Prison, only to escape while being escorted there. Her escape delighted Shifu to no end revealing that even after the events she put him through, he still is in love with Mei Ling.

Kira Kozu[edit]

Kira Kozu
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness character
Voiced by Tohoru Masamune
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Species Clam

Kira Kozu is a clam who is exclusive to Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness.

Kira Kozu is a samurai that was a former comrade of Yijiro until the day that he betrayed the Ishida Clan and became a Rōnin with plans to take over Japan.

Some time later, Kira Kozu and his followers arrived in the Valley of Peace. Yijiro teamed up with the Furious Five where the samurai methods that Yijiro taught Po was enough to defeat Kira.

Fu-Xi[edit]

Fu-Xi
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness character
Voiced by Dwight Schultz
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Species Cobra
Combat style Snake Kung Fu

Fu-Xi is a cobra who is exclusive to Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness.

Fu-Xi was once a famous hero that was descended from the Dragon Gods who fought nobly to defend China from evildoers. Fu-Xi later went rogue after he was betrayed by the "two-leggers" that he fought alongside of where the "two-leggers" feared his power and slew his family.

Later on in his life, Fu-Xi appeared in the Valley of Peace where he had saved Master Viper from some paranoid villagers. He addressed Master Viper as "Great Master Viper of the Jade Palace" and saw her to be a potential ally/apprentice in his goals. He tries to get Master Viper to not fight alongside the "two-leggers" and that she should fight alongside the snakes. With help from Po, Master Viper was able to defeat Fu-Xi where his plan to convert Master Viper to his side proved to be his downfall.

NOTE: Fu-Xi was named after the Chinese deity of the same name.

Sanzu[edit]

Sanzu
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness character
Voiced by John Kassir
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Species Chinese Pangolin
Combat style Unspecified

Sanzu is a Chinese Pangolin who is exclusive to Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness.

Sanzu is the greedy caretaker of a bunch of orphans. He organized them into stealing money and various things for him from the Valley of Peace's citizens. Eventually, Po caught onto Sanzu's plans where he was able to free the orphans from his control. Po then defeated Sanzu who is then remanded to Chorh-Gom Prison. The orphans were then placed in the care of Mrs. Yoon.

Lao Shu[edit]

The Lao Shu are a band of renegade rats that number in the hundreds, possibly the thousands.

Ju-Long[edit]

Ju-Long
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness character
Voiced by Paul Reubens
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Species Rat
Combat style Unspecified

Ju-Long is a rat who is exclusive to Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness.

Ju-Long is the leader of the Lao Shu. Ju-Long is described by Master Shifu as "deadly and unbalanced". He is crazy, and likes to inflict suffering and chaos simply for fun. Ju-Long's small size lets him easily evade larger opponents. He also has help from his hundreds of brothers and sisters who help to make up the Lao Shu. He used Po's hunger against him, offering him food and then attacking him while his guard was down. He uses a conveniently-sized mallet for a weapon, and likes to use explosives.

In "The Hunger Game," Ju-Long collaborated with Madame Zhou in a plot to steal food from the Valley of Peace and sell it to different markets. visited Madame Zhou where he ended up discovering that Madame Zhou was a silent partner to the Lao Shu. She then traps Po and Lao Shu in an underground room while she works to sell the stolen food to other markets. Po and Lao Shu got out where Madame Zhou wielded an iron whip in battle (she considers herself as the "Master of the Iron Whip"). After the explosions from Madame Zhou's bombs released all the stolen food onto the Valley of Peace, Po then used the Iron Whip to wrap up Madame Zhou and Ju-Long where he left them for the authorities.

Madame Zhou[edit]

Madame Zhou
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness character
Voiced by Gaille Heidemann
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Species Gazelle
Combat style Unspecified

Madame Zhou is a gazelle who is exclusive to Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness.

Madame Zhou is a rich gazelle who owns a mansion outside of the Valley of Peace. The Furious Five once visited her place to get rice and had to defend it from the Lao Shu. After the Lao Shu were fended off, Madame Zhou had tempted Po into visiting her if he ever needed food. Po gave into this every night until Master Shifu and the Furious Five caught on to this. After a stern talking to from Master Shifu, Po visited Madame Zhou where he ended up discovering that Madame Zhou was a silent partner to the Lao Shu. She then traps Po and Lao Shu in an underground room while she works to sell the stolen food to other markets. Po and Lao Shu got out where Madame Zhou wielded an iron whip in battle (she considers herself as the "Master of the Iron Whip"). After the explosions from Madame Zhou's bombs released all the stolen food onto the Valley of Peace, Po then used the Iron Whip to wrap up Madame Zhou and Ju-Long where he left them for the authorities.

Allies[edit]

Mr. Ping[edit]

Mr. Ping
Kung Fu Panda character
Voiced by James Hong (films, TV series, and video games)
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Species Swan Goose[9]

Mr. Ping is Po's adoptive father, who runs the most popular noodle shop in the Valley. He considers his work deeply fulfilling, and hopes that his son will continue to operate the shop, wishing to share with him the family's secret recipe to great noodles (which was passed down to him from his father who took it from Mr. Ping's paternal grandfather, who won it from a friend in a game of mahjong). When he believes his son is ready, he informs him that there is actually no secret ingredient, and that things are special if someone believes them to be. This piece of advice leads Po to understand the cryptic message of the Dragon Scroll, which makes him the Dragon Warrior and allows him to fulfill his destiny.

Po and his father share a deep mutual love and respect. This shows in how Po cannot bear to disappoint his father about his differing ambitions while Mr. Ping respects his son's decisions enough to neither protest nor interfere after the panda is dubbed the Dragon Warrior. At Po's triumph over Tai Lung, all of Mr. Ping's doubts of his son's destiny vanish as he proclaims his pride in Po to the world as they embrace.

Furthermore, the end credit graphics indicate that Po keeps closely in touch with his father such as continuing to work at the restaurant. In addition, Ping establishes a friendship with the panda's other father figure and master, Shifu. He is extremely skilled at Chinese chess as shown when he outwits Shifu in a match.

However, the Kung Fu Panda Holiday shows that Mr. Ping harbors a deep-seated anxiety of Po leaving him in his nightmares. In addition, Ping finds the conflict of his priorities with his son's responsibilities as the Dragon Warrior deeply upsetting, especially since Master Shifu is prone to imperiously draw Po away on these matters at will. This comes to a head when Po is tasked to host the Winter Festival banquet for the Masters, which takes place at the same night as their traditional dinner at the restaurant. Although Po offers to give his father the high honor of cooking for the formal banquet, Ping stubbornly insists that he cannot close the restaurant for that night and forsake the lonely (and profitable) clientele who have nowhere else to celebrate the holiday. As a result, both father and son struggle in their separate culinary tasks, until Po decides he should be with his father and leaves the banquet early. In turn, Mr. Ping, who was struggling with his own preparations at this time, confesses that he was unfair to Po and concedes his larger duties with his martial arts calling. Regardless, the reunited family creates a successful event at the restaurant that not only pleases their usual customers, but also the visiting kung fu masters, who decide to come themselves out of admiration of Po's loyalty and the relaxed atmosphere. As the second feature film indicates, he was then able to accept his son's subsequent departure to follow his calling with some peace, though like any parent, he still worries for his son's safety.

In Kung Fu Panda 2, it was revealed that one day, while gathering the new shipments of vegetables he ordered, Mr. Ping found a baby panda in one of the shipment's radish crates (with the shipment of radishes being eaten). Surprised, he looked around and waited for someone to come find the infant. When no one came, he decided to keep the child until someone came looking for him. Quickly finding out that the infant was too big and heavy to carry in, he led him inside with a trail of vegetables. He bathed him, fed him, and nurtured him until one day, he came to realize that no one was coming for the child. He then made two life-altering decisions: He would never use radishes for noodle soup, and he would keep the child as his own son. It is assumed that around this point, Mr. Ping named the baby panda Po.

Mr. Ping is also shown to be a shrewd, if a bit opportunistic, businessman, despite seeming silly other times. For instance, he has renamed his restaurant as "Mr. Ping's Dragon Warrior Noodles and Tofu" (ironically, in the first film Mr. Ping mentioned he once dreamt of running away to make tofu, though he dismissed it as a "stupid dream") with Po's belongings put on display. When Po comes to visit, he cries, "In honor of my son, free tofu dessert for everybody," only to add "with purchases," which causes his customers to groan and when Po returns from Gongmen City, Mr. Ping also shows him the posters he made advertising "My Son Saved China-- You Too Can Save [Money]! Buy 1 Dumpling, Get 1 Free". In the Holiday special, he tells Po that he owes him 17 yuan for the bedroom door, which Po had charged through believing his father was in trouble (Mr. Ping had awoken from a "noodle dream" that turned bad) and also appreciates hosting a feast for Winter Festival not only for giving comfort to the lonely, but also being able to charge a premium doing so ("And lonely people pay extra"). Furhermore, at the end, when the Furious Five visit, Mr. Ping mentions to Po that Mantis, despite his size, must pay full price for his soup ("The little one pays full price, but eats like a child").

From a behind-the-scenes featurette on the first Kung Fu Panda movie DVD, the filmmakers reveal that (when hearing about James Hong's father having a noodle shop) they brought this to his character Mr. Ping. James Hong is the only voice actor to reprise his role as Mr. Ping in the films, TV series, and video games.

Zeng[edit]

Zeng
Kung Fu Panda character
Voiced by Dan Fogler (film)
Mick Wingert (video game and TV series)
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Species Swan Goose[10]

Zeng is a palace goose, who acts in the first movie as Master Shifu's messenger and is specifically given the mission to try to double the amount of guards at Chorh-Gom Prison[10] where Tai Lung is held captive, under the orders of Shifu, based on Oogway's vision that Tai Lung will escape. The irony is that, while visiting the prison, one of Zeng's feathers falls near Tai Lung, who uses it to pick the lock on his restraints and escape, echoing one of Oogway's statements that "one often meets his destiny on the road he takes to avoid it." In the resulting carnage, Zeng is spared and forced to return to the valley and herald Tai Lung's escape. He is extremely nervous and pessimistic, but is nonetheless willing to fulfill the assignment given to him. During the credits, a picture shows Zeng gluing the Urn of Whispering Warriors, which Po had broken earlier, back together.

He makes a small, non-speaking, cameo appearance in Kung Fu Panda 2.

In Kung Fu Panda Holiday, Zeng helps Po into picking out a chef to cook the meals at the Jade Palace's formal Winter Feast dinner. He even knows the meanings of different gestures a host makes, interpreting Po's wave to Monkey as the "Hun Shu wave of dismissal".

It is revealed in the episode "Challenge Day" that Zeng knows all 1200 bamboo types.

Commander Vachir[edit]

Commander Vachir
Kung Fu Panda character
Voiced by Michael Clarke Duncan
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Species Javan Rhinoceros

Commander Vachir is the chief of security at Chorh-Gom Prison,[10] and the leader of the Anvil of Heaven, a one thousand-strong army of elite battle rhinos. He was placed in charge of the prison at the recommendation of Master Flying Rhino. Vachir has a ruby horn-shaped cap in place of his nose horn, as a decorative prosthetic. Before Tai Lung's incarceration, the Anvil of Heaven opposed tyranny and injustice throughout China, and were notorious for their fearlessness and terrifying fighting skills. Vachir was charged with the construction of Chorh-Gom Prison, and he oversaw Tai Lung's imprisonment for twenty years. Overconfident of the prison's security, Vachir greatly underestimated Tai Lung's potential and failed to stop him from escaping[11] and was caught in an explosion along with many of his troops and is seen falling off a cliff. Although his horn-shaped cap was seen amongst the ruins, it is unknown if Commander Vachir survived or not.

In issue one of the "Kung Fu Panda" comics (which took place some time after Tai Lung's escape), Chorh-Gom Prison was rebuilt with a variety of new traps. Po and the Furious Five volunteered to test the prison's new security system and were given a tour by the new warden and Vachir's successor (who appeared to be just as overconfident as his predecessor).

Mei Ling[edit]

Mei Ling
Secrets of the Furious Five character
Voiced by Stephanie Lemelin
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Species Chinese Mountain Cat
Combat style Unspecified

Mei Ling, a Chinese Mountain Cat, is the star student at the Lee Da Kung Fu Academy where Crane worked as a janitor. Upon seeing Crane's graceful movement, she urged him to attempt to enroll into the school as a student. Inspired by her faith in him, Crane agreed to make the attempt and she made sure his application was recognized at the induction challenge. Although Mei Ling felt she unnecessarily exposed Crane to public humiliation when his attempt was mocked, Crane stumbled into the obstacle course challenge for prospective students and performed well in it, leading to his enrollment at the academy.

Wo Hop[edit]

Wo Hop
Kung Fu Panda Holiday character
Voiced by Jack McBrayer
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Species Rabbit

Wo Hop is a renowned chef who was among the first to audition for the honor to cook for the Kung Fu Masters Winter Festival banquet, which was hosted that year by Po. Unfortunately, Po was unfamiliar with the intricate customs of the selection process and inadvertently disgraced Hop while waving to Monkey. Although Po attempted to immediately undo the error, custom allowed for no flexibility on the matter and the disgrace stood.

Desperate to redeem himself with his death, Wo Hop later attempted to assault Po in the kitchen in hopes that the Dragon Warrior would kill him in self-defense. Not wanting to harm the rabbit, Po was able to easily confine him to a flour pot, but he later escaped and harassed the Panda as part of the overwhelming complications for the banquet preparations. However, Wo Hop's casual observation about the limits of Kung Fu inspired Po to enlist the aid of the Furious Five while offering to kill the rabbit after he helped with the cooking. Wo Hop agreed, but Po still had to continually stop a number of his suicide attempts in the process. Regardless, the meal was successfully prepared with the rabbit's help.

After Po left to work his father at the restaurant for their own Winter Festival occasion, Wo Hop made one last attempt to attack Po. However, Po then presented Wo Hop with the Golden Ladle, the intended honor for the official cook of the Master's formal feast, which restored his honor in his eyes. Furthermore, Po also included the rabbit in the one approved commemorative portrait with all his family and friends as an additional honor.

The Soothsayer[edit]

The Soothsayer
Kung Fu Panda 2 character
Voiced by Michelle Yeoh
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Species Cashmere goat

The Soothsayer is an elderly goat who once was Shen's nanny who foretold Shen's doom. The Soothsayer has a strange relationship with the peacock.

She also knows what Lord Shen did to Po's village and helps him to stop fighting his memories and achieve inner peace. Her extraordinary gift of second sight gives her insight in the true nature of any and all that she encounters. She is also shown to be an extremely skilled healer. She openly antagonizes Shen and bites/eats his robes several times, but obviously cares for him. As Lord Shen gradually sinks into madness, she continuously tries to get him to change and reform, telling him that his parents loved him and that they died from grief when he left, while he declares that they wronged him and hated him.

The Soothsayer was present upon Lord Shen's return where he used his cannon to kill Master Thundering Rhino, had Master Storming Ox and Master Croc imprisoned, and even took the Soothsayer with him as his prisoner.

He seems to want her to admit that she was wrong, but does not harm her in any way. When he sets out to conquer China, he tells his guards to release her, not kill her.

The Soothsayer later saves Po's life with acupuncture when she finds him in the river. When he refuses to drink her herbal mixture, she presses his pressure points and forces him to open his mouth and swallow.

After Lord Shen and his armies are defeated, the Soothsayer is last seen enjoying the fireworks with the Gongmen City residents.

Peng[edit]

Peng
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness character
Voiced by Danny Cooksey
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Species Snow Leopard
Combat style Leopard Kung Fu

Peng is a young snow leopard who was a former potter before he took to traveling and is a self-taught prodigy in martial arts. He is also the nephew of the villain, Tai Lung.

He visited the Valley of Peace during its Peace Jubilee and was forced into a confrontation with Temutai's nephew, Jing Mei. When the leopard quickly defeated the young water buffalo, the deeply impressed Po persuaded Master Shifu to consider taking him in as a student. Unfortunately, the combination of the cub's likably humble character and his considerable skill drew him so much favor with Jade Palace's residents that Po grew threatened and little jealous, especially when the cub mused of becoming the Dragon Warrior himself.

In response, Po falsely claimed to Peng that Shifu rejected him. Unfortunately, Peng in a rage decided to prove himself by killing Temutai and immediately attacked the water buffalo in his tent. Po, alarmed at his mistake and the cub's murderous overreaction, attempted to intervene, but the fight drifted into the festivities and provoked a riot. Eventually, Po is finally able to confess his deception and apologize to Peng, who immediately calmed down and similarly apologized for losing his temper, allowing the unwitting rivals to reconcile along with Temutai in the spirit of the occasion.

After the Jubilee during the episode's twist ending, Peng decides to leave to continue his quest that he tells Po about....to find his uncle Tai Lung.

In "Master and the Panda", Peng is first seen selling pottery in the markets of the Valley of Peace during the crafts fair. Two crocodile bandits harass and try to rob him, but Peng quickly defeats them, denying Po, Crane, and Monkey the opportunity. Po flees the scene during Peng's battle, shortly after he tells Monkey and Crane of Peng's relation to Tai Lung. When Monkey and Crane brought Peng back to the Jade Palace, the other masters were overjoyed to see him. Po attempted to hide using a shift-stone, and was revealed by Shifu. Po was forced to reveal that he had vanquished Tai Lung to Peng in private, and Peng attacked and defeated Po in a rage, sending him fleeing. The incident frightened Po where he stayed up all night until Peng ambushed him, bringing with him with Tai Lung's sword. Peng admitted that Po was right about Tai Lung and that vengeance was not the answer, but decided to quit kung fu, out of fear that he would become as evil as his uncle had. However, this changed when Po came after him, begging for his help in order to defeat Temutai, whom had empowered himself with the Gong Lu Medallion, an amulet that enhanced his strength and his darkest crazed emotions. Together Po and Peng defeated Temutai, but upon stealing away the medallion, Peng was ensnared by its evil, declaring that he was not afraid of power and should instead embrace it. Peng then fought Po in an eerily similar battle to the one he fought against Tai Lung. During the battle, the crazed Peng also blamed Po for corrupting Tai Lung and taking the title and power of the Dragon Warrior from him. Upon wishing that Tai Lung was there to watch him defeat Po, Peng was shocked to see Tai Lung himself appear, who explained that the medallion brought him back to life. Tai Lung then agreed to help him destroy Po and his nephew's enemies, but then horrified him with the idea of destroying everyone. Peng then finally came to his senses, defeating Tai Lung and denouncing him as a villain and a disgrace, and refusing to kill him. Tai Lung then reveals himself to be Po, who used a shift-stone to trick Peng and bring him to his senses. Po explains and reassures that Peng and Tai Lung are nothing alike, as Peng has the heart and spirit of a true warrior. After safely disposing of the medallion, Peng is offered the chance to train at the Jade Palace and is offered his uncle's sword, but Peng turns down the offer, and smashes the sword, saying it can no longer hurt anyone and neither can he. Peng states that kung fu is over for him and leaves out of fear of the darkness inside him and his fear of not being able to control or defeat it, leaving Shifu, the Furious Five, and especially Po greatly saddened.[12]

Song[edit]

Song
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness character
Voiced by Lauren Tom (TV series)
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Species Clouded Leopard
Combat style Unspecified

Song is a young clouded leopard who is a member of The Ladies of the Shade, a group of clouded snow leopard bandits who steals from others while entertain them with parasol dancing. Po had a crush on her.

She visited the Valley of Peace with Su, the leader. They are introduced performers who steal from their audience. When they met Po, who stopped a thief from stealing their luggage, and learn that he lives in the Jade Palace, Su decides to make a plan to steal the Dragon Chalice. Su puts Song up to the task to charm Po into allowing them to enter the Jade Palace, so Song asks to Po to "show her around the village". They spend the time touring the town but with Po's childlike behavior makes it hard for Song to charm Po and instead she finds herself beginning to like Po due to his kindness and humor. Afterwards, Po declares Song the first girl he has ever been best friends with. Song wanted to tell Po that she was a bandit, but Su comes in and tells Po that they are homeless. Feeling sorry, Po offers the ladies to spend a night in the Jade Palace. As a token of their gratitude, the ladies performed a dance for Po and the Furious Five. While dancing, they steal the dragon chalice, revealing the ladies as thieves leaving Po feeling betrayed by Song.

When Po enters the campsite of The Ladies of the Shade, he runs into Song. Song feels guilty for what she did to Po and tries to apologize but he refused to accept it. Eventually Po is discovered as an intruder but instead of turning on him, Song helps to defend Po from Su and the Ladies of the Shade. In the end Po accepts Song's apology and she thanks him with a kiss on the cheek before she leaves with her group, becoming the new leader of The Ladies of the Shade.

Constable Hu[edit]

Constable Hu
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness character
Voiced by Neil Ross
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Species Indian Elephant

Constable Hu is an Indian Elephant that is exclusive to Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness.

He first appears in "Present Tense" where he offers up a bounty for the capture of Shengqi. Po takes up Constable Hu's offer. When Po learns the truth about Shengqi and brings him to the Valley of Peace to be reunited with his daughter Xiao Niao, Constable Hu tried to stop them and apprehend Shengqi only for Po to tell Constable Hu the truth about what happened the day when Shengqi was incarcerated at Chorh-Gom Prison. Constable Hu tells Po that he'll petition the Imperial Magistrate to have Shengqi's sentence overturned. During this episode, it was mentioned that Constable Hu had a daughter who ran off with a street magician and hasn't seen her in years.

In "Invitation Only," Constable Hu appears before the Furious Five and tells him that he is holding an invitation to Upper Head District Chief Superior Superintendent Chang. When Po arrives at Constable Hu's house to ask about why his invitation hasn't arrived yet. Constable Hu tells Po that he wasn't invited and admitted that Po doesn't have good table manners. When Po begs to Constable Hu to let him come, Constable Hu says "no." When it comes time for the banquet, Constable Hu is nervous at what Superintendent Chang will think of the banquet. When Superintendent Chang gets bored, Constable Hu has Master Shifu and the Furious Five perform something that Superintendent Chang hasn't seen until the banquet was crashed by Temutai. After Po defeated Temutai, Constable Hu told Po to skedaddle until Superintendent Chang invited Po to sit by him. Superintendent Chang tells Constable Hu that the banquet was boring until Po arrived. When Master Shifu hoped that Superintendent Chang would promote Constable Hu and reassign him, Superintendent Chang instead renews Constable Hu's position for another 10 years.

In "Shifu's Back", Po and the others are left waiting for a very long time when it is decided that they need a licence to use their kung fu. Constable Hu finally delivers it to the Jade Palace and, although he admits that criminals are running riot without the Dragon Warrior and the Furious Five to stop them, he doesn't seem happy about giving them their licence.

In "The Midnight Stranger," Constable Hu outlaws Kung Fu due to the overdoing of Kung Fu and tells Po and the Furious Five do any Kung Fu, he will have them remanded to Chor-Gom Prison. When Po has been masquerading as the Midnight Stranger to defend the Valley of Peace, Constable Hu was surprised that he found some criminals in his cell after they were defeated by the Midnight Stranger. Constable Hu finds the Midnight Strange saving a villager from a criminal causing Constable Hu to pursue him after stopping various criminals. Constable Hu later visits Po offering him the opportunity to do a little Kung Fu on the Midnight Stranger during the stakeout. When Mr. Ping masquerades as the Midnight Stranger and stops a robbery at an apple cat, Constable Hu mistakes him as the Midnight Stranger that he was stalking and arrests him. Po ends up becoming the Midnight Strange and confesses that he was masquerading as him admitting that he was doing wrong what was right as Constable Hu arrests him. When the pig criminals arrive and admit they manipulated Constable Hu into outlawing Kung Fu, Constable Hu was surprised at this as the pig criminals bring Lidong to help them. Constable Hu helps Po fend off Lidong and the pig criminals. Constable Hu then lifts the ban on Kung Fu as he plans to have Lidong and the pig criminals remanded to Chor-Gom Prison.

Yijiro[edit]

Yijiro
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness character
Voiced by Matthew Moy
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Species Prawn

Yijiro is a prawn who is exclusive to Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness.

Yijiro is a master samurai that is associated with the Ishida Clan. He is loyal to the Bushido code and will protect the weak. He was a former comrade of Kira until the day when Kira betrayed the Ishida Clan and formed his own army. Yijiro has been after him since.

Some time later, Yijiro traced Kira and his allies to the Valley of Peace where he allied with Po and the Furious Five to fight Kira. Yijiro trained Po in the code of Bushido which did come in handy with helping Yijiro defeat Kira.

Video game characters[edit]

The following characters had appeared in the video games:

Blackhoof Boar Clan[edit]

The Blackhoof Boar Clan is a group of boars who are exclusive to the Kung Fu Panda video game. They were one of the bandit groups that join Tai Lung after he escapes from Chor-Gom Prison. The Blackhoof Boar Clan come in different types:

  • Thieving Boars - The first type of members of the Blackhoof Boar Clan. They are brown, wear white shirts, and do night fight. But they can steal items from Po.
  • Primary Fighting Boars - The second type of members of the Blackhoof Boar Clan. They are the same size and colors of the Thieving Boars, but do not wear white shirts. They wield two axes in battle.
  • Secondary Fighting Boars - The third type of members of the Blackhoof Boar Clan and are twice the size as the Primary Fighting Boars. They have gray fur and balding backs. They wield a single mace in battle.
  • Blackhoof Boar Clan Leader - The leader of the Blackhoof Boar Clan who is twice the size as the Secondary Fighting Boars. He has purple and gray fur with scars on his back. In Po's dream, he fights with the Sword of Heroes. In the Blackhoof Boar Clan's attack on the Jade Palace, he fights with a metal sword collected from the Jade Palace.

Vultures[edit]

Three unnamed Vultures appear as enemies in the Kung Fu Panda video game. They try to catch and eat Zeng (who was on his way back from Chorh-Gom Prison) only for the Vultures to be defeated by Master Crane.

Two of the Vultures are voiced by Steven Blum and Andrew Kishino.

Imperial Golden Croc Gang[edit]

The Imperial Golden Croc Gang is a group of crocodiles who are exclusive to the Kung Fu Panda video game. It consists of well-armored crocodiles who work for the Queen Crocodile and the Crocodile Sergeant. They were recruited by Tai Lung to serve him after he had escaped from Chor-Gom Prison. Po and Master Crane fight them when they attack the Tortoise Village in the Lake of Tears where the Imperial Golden Croc Gang ends up tormenting the Tortoises and stealing their eggs.

Queen Crocodile[edit]

Queen Crocodile
Kung Fu Panda: The Video Game character
Voiced by Susan Blakeslee
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Species Crocodile

The Queen Crocodile is the leader of the Imperial Golden Croc Gang. When Po and Master Crane accidentally awaken her when saving the last Tortoise egg, she sends the Crocodile Sergeant after them.

Crocodile Sergeant[edit]

Crocodile Sergeant
Kung Fu Panda: The Video Game character
Voiced by Unknown
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Species Crocodile

The Crocodile Sergeant is a member of the Imperial Golden Croc Gang and servant of the Queen Crocodile. He leads the soldiers of the Imperial Golden Croc Gang into stealing eggs from the Tortoises. When Po is spotted by the Crocodile Sergeant, he sends his soldiers to attack Po. When Po and Master Crane accidentally awakened the Queen Crocodile when saving the last Tortoise egg, she sends the Crocodile Sergeant after them. Po and Master Crane managed to evade the Crocodile Sergeant who ends up falling off the large waterfall.

Great Gorilla[edit]

Great Gorilla
Kung Fu Panda: The Video Game character
Voiced by Unknown
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Species Mountain Gorilla

The Great Gorilla is a villain who is exclusive to the Kung Fu Panda video game. He and his gorilla minions are hired by Tai Lung to destroy the Dragon Warrior. When Po is fighting the Gorillas, Great Gorilla threw boulders at Po. When preventing the Gorillas from destroying a temple, Master Shifu ends up having to protect the relics as well. Great Gorilla is ultimately defeated by Po. Of course the remnants of Great Gorilla's minions were later seen as members of the Lang Shadow Army.

Lang Shadow Army[edit]

The Lang Shadow Army is an army that is led by Tai Lung in the Kung Fu Panda video game. It consists of a group of Tibetan Wolves that were later joined the remnants of the Great Gorilla's gang and two Ox Bandits. The Lang Shadow Army went into hiding after Tai Lung was imprisoned, but came out of hiding when Tai Lung escaped from Chor-Gom Prison. The Wolf Soldiers of the Lang Shadow Army come in different types:

  • Wolf Soldiers - The common soldiers of the Lang Shadow Army.
  • Wolf Archers - Wolf Soldiers armed with bows and arrows.
  • Wolf Slashers - Wolf Soldiers that are dressed as ninjas. In multiplayer mode, a Wolf Slasher is a playable character.
  • Wolf Samurais - The largest of the Lang Shadow Army's soldiers, but are much slower and attack in groups. They serve as the elite force of the Lang Shadow Army.

Wu Sisters[edit]

The Wu Sisters are a trio of clouded leopards who appear primarily in the franchise's video game productions. They consist of the eldest sister and leader Su Wu and her younger siblings Wing Wu and Wan Wu.

Their first film appearance is in Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters in Master Thundering Rhino, Master Storming Ox, and Master Croc's youth. They were considered notorious criminals whose schemes seriously threatened China as a whole. Master Storming Ox mentioned that the Wu Sisters once challenged the Jackal Nation and defeated them with their chopsticks. They were defeated by Master Thundering Rhino, Master Storming Ox, and Master Croc. According to Po, their favored attack was for them to have their tails grip each other and then spin at tremendous speed.

In the Kung Fu Panda video game, Po ends up stumbling onto the Wu Sisters' base camp when fleeing with the Dragon Scroll. When he asks them for directions, they mistake him as an enemy spy and attack him. Po managed to defeat them and claim a map that leads him back to the Jade Palace.

In Kung Fu Panda: Legendary Warriors, the Wu Sisters return amongst the villains that Tai Lung assembles and attack the good guys while Tai Lung was targeting Master Crane. They end up defeated again.

The Wu Sisters also appear in the online virtual game Kung Fu Panda World as statues. If clicked upon, the statue will bring up a mini-game called "Legend of the Wu Sisters" where the player must climb up treacherous buildings in order to collect enough keys to release and save one of the captured Wu sisters from Tai Lung.

All three Wu Sisters were voiced by Sumalee Montano in Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters.

Rat Boss[edit]

Rat Boss
Kung Fu Panda: Legendary Warriors character
Voiced by Unknown
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Species Rat

The Rat Boss is a villain who is exclusive to the video game Kung Fu Panda: Legendary Warriors. He is among the villains who are assembled by Tai Lung and is the leader of the Black Moon Scavenger Clan. He and the Black Moon Scavenger Clan attacked the Jade Palace's arena only to be defeated by the player's character.

Great General Ox[edit]

Great General Ox
Kung Fu Panda: Legendary Warriors character
Voiced by Unknown
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Species Ox

Great General Ox is a villain who is exclusive to the video game Kung Fu Panda: Legendary Warriors. He is among the villains who are assembled by Tai Lung and is the leader of the Hoof Clan. Great General Ox has the ability to absorb heat and flames and shoot them out. He and the Hoof Clan abducted some villagers and held them captive in the Wu Dang Mountains only to end up defeated by the player's character.

Yak[edit]

Yak
Kung Fu Panda: Legendary Warriors character
Voiced by Unknown
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Species Yak

Yak is a villain who is exclusive to the video game Kung Fu Panda: Legendary Warriors and a member of the Hoof Clan.

Baboon Boss[edit]

Baboon Boss
Kung Fu Panda: Legendary Warriors character
Voiced by Unknown
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Species Baboon

The Baboon Boss is a villain who is exclusive to the video game Kung Fu Panda: Legendary Warriors. He is among the villains who are assembled by Tai Lung and is the leader of a group of Baboons. Baboon Boss and his servants had captured Master Mantis and had taken him to the Old Temple Grounds. He is defeated by the player's character.

Gorilla Boss[edit]

Gorilla Boss
Kung Fu Panda: Legendary Warriors character
Voiced by Unknown
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Species Gorilla

The Gorilla Boss is a villain who is exclusive to the video game Kung Fu Panda: Legendary Warriors. He is among the villains who are assembled by Tai Lung and is the leader of a group of Gorillas. Gorilla Boss and his servants had captured Master Viper and had held her captive in the ruins of Chor-Gom Prison. He is defeated by the player's character.

Zhou Dan[edit]

Zhou Dan
Kung Fu Panda 2: The Video Game character
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Species Komodo Dragon

Zhou Dan is a villain who is exclusive to the Kung Fu Panda 2 video game. He is the leader of a group of Komodo Dragons.

Following the defeat of Lord Shen, Zhou Dan and the Komodo Dragons resurface and plot to take over Gongmen City upon taking advantage of the chaos caused by the remnants of Lord Shen's Wolf Army and Gorilla Army. He is defeated by Po in the Under-City and the remaining Komodo Dragons run away in fear.

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