List of Jackie Chan Adventures characters
This is a list of characters from the animated television series Jackie Chan Adventures.
Main characters [ edit ]
Jackie Chan [ edit ]
- Live-action: Himself (usually appearing at the end of every episode being interviewed by various children)
- Voiced by: James Sie; Paul Robert Langdon (past, first appearance)
Jackie Chan is a talented archaeologist who lives in San Francisco with his uncle. His quiet life of exploring booby-trapped castles and dusty tombs is disturbed when an old friend, Captain Black of Section 13, recruits him to stop the Dark Hand from acquiring the 12 Talismans. Having been raised by his Uncle, a powerful Chi Wizard, Jackie understands that the Talismans themselves pose a serious threat to the world, though he often laments that he has been forced onto the frontlines of the battle between good and evil.
Jackie is a skilled martial artist and is very agile, but would prefer not to fight evil forces unless he has no choice. His catchphrases are "Bad day, bad day, bad day, bad day, BAD DAY!" (usually as a huge understatement), "Talk later!", "I'm sorry, I'll bring it back later, thank you!" (this line has also been used by Uncle and Jade) and "That's crazy, Jade! You're crazy!" When he is in shock or dumbfounded, he makes a strange but quiet whooping sound ("Bwaaah!") similar to Hank Hill of King of the Hill. Though by no means stupid and capable of thinking and acting on his feet to make use of whatever is available in dire situations, he does have a habit of stating the obvious or agreeing to strange requests without realizing until after it has been said.
When Jackie uses the Tiger talisman, he is divided into two different beings: his light self and his dark self. His light side is kind, benevolent, loving, and gentle, yet dimwitted and too sensitive. His dark side is fight-loving, selfish, aggressive and rude, but can be helpful at times. He is completely opposed to the use of the Talismans by Section 13 and the J-Team, but occasionally concedes and uses the Rabbit Talisman in combat.
Jade Chan [ edit ]
Jade is Jackie's Hong Kong-born, 12-year-old niece (actually his first-cousin-once-removed, since she is his "cousin Shen's girl") who is already "Americanized". She is adventurous, and to that extent, she frequently disobeys her uncle's advice to remain in safety, tends to accompany Jackie as he goes out on adventures and thus getting herself into trouble, and though she will not admit it, often has to be rescued by Jackie almost every time. Just as often, however, her quick mind and flexible thinking help Jackie in situations where his moderate thinking and habitual caution are a definite hindrance. A frequent gag in the series is her inexplicable ability to appear in the middle of the action mere seconds after being left in a supposedly secure location/vehicle for her safety, she also wanted to be a hero/#1 fan like Jackie is and maybe have a fan club but Jackie forbids that because of her age.
In the second season, it turns out that Jade is possibly the Chosen One of the Ben-Shui order, although she seems largely unaware of this fact. This accounts for her considerable skill, energy, and enthusiasm, and for her immense (yet still mostly unrealized) potential in the martial arts, demonstrated when she easily beat up a skilled Section 13 worker called Mickey in the opening scene of the "Tchang Zu Portal" episode. Moreover, she is very good at using chi magic, as shown when she is able to annihilate Shadowkhan with Uncle's Puffer Fish. Jade once became the Queen of the Shadowkhan and her powers far exceeded Shendu's so much that he was forced to pay homage to her.
In the last episode, Jade is set to become an agent of Section 13 when she is older. In two episodes, Jade encounters a future version of herself: a very skilled young woman capable of engaging Jackie Chan in hand-to-hand combat and who is the head of Section 13 (Captain Black having left to set up "Section 14,") and came back in time once to stop Drago. Later on, Present Jade traveled to the future and found that Captain Black is back in charge of Section 13 and her future self has been reassigned to desk duty as punishment for Future Jade's previous unauthorized use of the Dragon Talisman, which resulted in the destruction of a donut shop, and its destruction by Drago. However, with the talismans returned to Shendu, and Shendu returned to the Netherworld, the existence of this timeline is in doubt.
Uncle Chan [ edit ]
- Voiced by: Sab Shimono
Uncle, as he is known (he is called "sensei" by Tohru,) is the uncle of Jackie and granduncle of Jade. He has a very stereotypical Cantonese-accented drawl, usually talks in third person about himself, and often uses Cantonese in many aspects of his speech (his magic incantation, "Yu Mo Gui Gwai Fai Di Zao" ("Yiu2 mo1 gwai2 gwaai3 faai3 di1 jau2" ) (妖魔鬼怪快哋走), means "Evil demons and malevolent spirits, be gone!" in Cantonese.) His most commonly used magical items are a dried salamander and puffer fish; both having backgrounds in Asian remedies. Tea is his favorite drink, but he often complains it's too hot or cold and always throws the cup when he finishes. He has a variety of catchphrases - the two most common being "aiyah!" and "one more thing" - almost all of them used as admonitions to other characters.
Born in the year of the Dog (The Dog and Piggy Show,) Uncle is the owner of an antique store (originally an 8-track tape store) and an accomplished chi wizard, learning his skills from the famed Master Fung. As a child, he was part of the Seven Little Fortunes opera troupe (which the real Jackie Chan was a part of,) and thus received opera school training. In addition, he is an accomplished martial artist in his own right, and according to Jackie in The Dog and Piggy Show, Uncle himself was just like Jackie at the same age (20s-30s). He did not know any magic when Jackie was a young boy, suggesting he studied under Master Fung when Jackie was a teenager or in college. Apparently, after he became too old for more aggressive martial arts, Uncle studied a fighting style that allowed him to knock out opponents by using nerve points (he also uses the Vulcan nerve pinch instead of actual pressure points.) Whenever a magical enemy is near, Uncle gets what he calls "the willies."
A running gag has Uncle hitting Jackie or at least another character over the head with a two-fingered strike, sometimes preceded by his catchphrase, "Come closer to Uncle." Jackie is his usual target, but Captain Black, Jackie's dark side, Tohru, Daolon Wong, Hsi Wu the Sky Demon, Super Moose, and on one or two occasions himself have all been victims to this particular attack.
He is not very capable with technology: he does not understand devices such as faxes (he gets all his facts from books,) laptops (calling Jade's a "magic waffle iron,") and the World Wide Web. In spite of this, he has on several occasions performed spells long-distance using these devices. In the episode "The Shadow Eaters," he is revealed to have a passion for oil painting (stating that Uncle needed time for Uncle.)
Another gag is that nobody knows his true name or exactly how they are related to him; even Jade's visiting parents call him Uncle. They then explain that they think that he is actually their cousin.
Tohru [ edit ]
- Voiced by: Noah Nelson
A very large Japanese man, Tohru was once an Enforcer for the Dark Hand and a personal servant for Valmont. From the episode centered around the Pig and Dog talismans, Tohru started to have second thoughts about working for the Dark Hand. Several things point to this, from Jackie trying to tell Tohru to come and work for Section 13 because "they serve donuts every Thursday" (which he stated back in episode 13) to all the insults and blames he bore through his working for the Dark Hand and betraying them, always angering him. However, when the Dark Hand managed to revive Shendu, the demon sorcerer double-crossed them. Forced to fight Shendu alone, Tohru was quickly defeated, after which he changed his allegiances, and turned himself in to Section 13's authorities. After an ordeal that allowed Tohru some degree of freedom, he became Uncle's apprentice and developed a close big-brother relationship with Jade, whom he becomes very protective of. Tohru shows great loyalty to whoever he stands by, even back to the time when he was an Enforcer for the Dark Hand.
Though Tohru's size and body mass would suggest he is among the biggest people in the world, he is considered too small to be a sumo wrestler in the reality of the series (as seen in the third season's episode "Re-Enter the J-Team.") In the fourth season, he is found to be a descendant of a samurai. After he and Uncle banished Shendu and Drago, Uncle decides that Tohru is now a full Chi Wizard. He likes grape soda and hates fish (a cultural irony, given that one of Japan's prime dietary components is fish,) and seems to have a fondness for cats, having used the Monkey talisman several times to mutate enemies into kittens (which Uncle is allergic to.) He becomes a vital character in the fourth season when they have to battle evil Oni, which only he has knowledge of due to childhood tales told by his mother. While he knows how to fight and repel them, he has a deep-set fear of them which proves a somewhat crippling hindrance over the course of the fourth season. Also, just as Uncle had around other dark magical beings, Tohru gets "the willies" when he's around Oni.
Recurring characters [ edit ]
Captain Augustus Black [ edit ]
- Voiced by: Clancy Brown
Captain Black is the head of the Section 13 and Jackie's longtime friend. In the first season episode The Rock, when Jade tries to access Section 13's Vault, it is revealed that Captain Augustus Black was born on October 27, 1959, which Jade thought might have been the Talisman vault's password. It is also hinted that Captain Black may be a fan of James Bond as he used "007" as the pass code to the vault (Jade mentions that the code only had 'three numbers, last one seven.') In Black Magic, Captain Black mentions that he is a fan of Elvis Presley; "The only 'King' I bow to is Elvis, and I don't see you wearing Blue Suede Shoes". He is also relatively sarcastic, as (in season 3, "A Jolly J-Team Xmas") when mistaken for Tohru's mother, Captain Black commented that, "I am often mistaken for elderly Japanese women." Uncle has commented that Captain Black has a lot of good chi inside of him, as Jackie found out when he was surprised to find that Captain Black was able to resist an Oni Mask for quite a significant amount of time.
Although he initially had strongly believed against the existence of magic, he quickly changed his mind when he saw Shendu with his own eyes. Since then, he spends most of his time covering up the Chans' magic-related adventures; unfortunately, his determination to stop the demon sorcerers led to him jeopardizing his own position and Section 13's as a whole. On rare occasions, he has looked after the antique shop when no one else could, but his curiosity resulted in mutating himself into a toad. In the episode J2 Revisited, Captain Black's future self is shown to have a beard as well as a firmer attitude towards his agents. Whenever he sees something that shocks or surprises him, he uses his common catchphrase "Whoa Nelly!". On the rare occasions when Section 13 and the J-Team resort to using the Talismans themselves, Captain Black usually favors the Dragon Talisman.
El Toro Fuerte [ edit ]
- Voiced by: Miguel Sandoval
El Toro Fuerte (often called El Toro) is a Mexican masked luchador, who prides himself at never removing his mask (ironically enough, in every episode that has centered around El Toro – but not every episode in which he has appeared - El Toro loses or removes his mask for certain reasons.) Originally the holder of the Ox Talisman of super strength, he gives up the talisman to prove that his skills are legitimate. His catchphrases are "Sorry" (usually when he hurts Jackie by accident,) "El Toro Fuerte never removes his mask" and "Don't touch the mask." In "Aztec Rat Race", El Toro is revealed to have a fear of mice. He reclaims the Ox Talisman several times throughout the series, when the J-Team needs their power. He also uses the Rooster Talisman on occasion.
Paco [ edit ]
- Voiced by: Franco Velez
Paco, a young boy around Jade's age, is El Toro Fuerte's #1 fan, who believes that El Toro is the greatest fighter ever. Although his belief has been questioned throughout the series, he remains loyal to El Toro, who had given him his own mask as a reward of loyalty, and became his sidekick and student. Whenever they are together, Paco and Jade often end up arguing over whose mentor is better, during which course Paco refers to Jackie as "The Mouse Man" because of his comparatively smaller stature. He habitually calls Jade "Yade" because of his Mexican accent, and it has been hinted he might have a crush on her, but it is never detailed.
Viper [ edit ]
- Voiced by: Susan Eisenberg
The first episode in which she appears features Viper as a skilled martial artist thief who accidentally steals the Snake Talisman while aiming for the Pink Puma Diamond. Jackie initially considers her an enemy, but after the resulting run-in with the Dark Hand, she gives up her life of crime to work as a security consultant, and is later recruited by Jade to become a member of the J-Team. It is hinted that Viper may be Jewish, as Jade mentions her knowledge of Krav Maga and in season 3 (A Jolly J-Team Xmas,) she is encountered at a Hanukkah party (although she may have simply been attending it.) Jackie's initial misgivings about her are gradually worn down as she consistently comes through over the course of several crises. Viper is often portrayed as a potential romantic foil for Jackie, mainly by Jade, who claims "she would be such a cool aunt." For obvious reasons, she usually winds up with the Snake Talisman when they are redistributed to the J-Team.
Animals [ edit ]
Super Moose [ edit ]
- Voiced by: Clancy Brown
A moose doll fashioned after Jade's favorite cartoon/comic character of Super Moose. Whenever Jade decides she needs a little more muscle to help her help Jackie, she uses the Rat Talisman to "re-animate" the doll who truly believes he's a superhero. The character and franchise of "Super Moose" is a running gag throughout the series, as in the first season Jade often wanted to go to Melvin World, a moose-themed amusement park. After the second season, Melvin World seems to have vanished and to be replaced by Super Moose. In Season 5 episode 7 "Antler Action," it is revealed that Super Moose also has his own comic series.
Scruffy [ edit ]
The noble Dog who received the Talisman power of immortality when the Talismans were destroyed. Scruffy was a stray that was befriended by Jade, before she or anyone else knew he had the Talisman power. He was the first of the noble animals to be kept in Section 13 away from Daolon Wong. Scruffy played a big role in Season 3, becoming Jade's pet after all the noble animals lost their powers to Shendu. In Season 4, he showed up in one episode when he accidentally put on an Oni mask and became completely vicious controlling the Bat Shadowkhan. With the help of Super Moose, Mordecai and Eggbert, the T-Troop removed the mask and Scruffy was back to normal. Scruffy was not seen after that.
Eggbert [ edit ]
The noble Rooster who was granted the Talisman power of Levitation. Eggbert accompanied Jackie and Jade on the quest for the next noble animal, where he made friends with Mordecai the noble Pig. After a brief tour of the area, using their powers along the way, Eggbert lost his powers to Daolon Wong and became the property of farmer McDonald. He later returned with his hog buddy to use the Rooster Talisman in battle against the Bat Shadowkhan (it even had a personal telekinetic battle with Tarakudo) and the demon forces unleashed by Drago.
Mordecai [ edit ]
The noble Pig who received the Talisman power of heat vision when the Talismans were destroyed. Mordecai belongs to farmer McDonald, a rather pushy old man who actually believes in magic. Mordecai temporarily used his powers in tandem with Eggbert the Rooster, whom he developed a friendship with, but then lost them to Daolon Wong. Mordecai later used the Pig Talisman in tandem with Eggbert using the Rooster talisman twice: once to battle the Shadowkhan, and then in the battle with Drago's demon forces.
Sasha [ edit ]
The noble Tiger who received the Talisman power of balance when the Talismans were destroyed. Sasha belongs to a pair of animal trainers performing at Las Vegas (who parody Siegfried and Roy.) She accidentally used her powers to split herself into kind and ferocious halves when Jackie landed in her cage. The wild dark Sasha and the sweet light Sasha later used the Talisman magic when Jackie tried to grab both of them twice, mutating him into one person with two heads, the right being Jackie's tiger side and the left his pussycat side. Later in the episode, Jackie would be split into two people in time for an onstage battle with Daolon Wong and his Dark Chi Enforcers. Jackie was later able to reunite himself, both Sashas, and her previous owners gave her to the Chans after the fight with Daolon Wong, deeming that a dancing bear would be much safer to handle after having an encounter with Sasha's dark half.
Haiku [ edit ]
Lucky [ edit ]
Bob [ edit ]
The noble sheep who received the Talisman power of astral projection when the Talismans were destroyed. Bob (pronounced baaaaa-b) belongs to a Scottish shepherd near the shores of Loch Ness. In his astral form, he speaks very grand in a Scottish accent, similar to Sean Connery.
Royal Medicine [ edit ]
Sampa [ edit ]
Aesop [ edit ]
The tortoise who appeared in the episode "Shell Game". He had the Rabbit talisman embedded into his shell so he could move at super speed.
Ruby [ edit ]
A stray cat Jade befriends in a ruined Moroccan palace in "Enter the Cat." Cute, but unhelpful, she helps the team only accidentally through her love of milk and protectiveness of Jade.
Yingyang [ edit ]
The panda that takes the Moon Demon power from the lotus flower of the Immortals in its habitat. Jackie, Uncle, and Tohru eventually remove the Chi from the animal.
Villains [ edit ]
The Dark Hand [ edit ]
Valmont [ edit ]
The leader of the Dark Hand who hails from the United Kingdom. He is a skillful criminal mastermind and martial arts expert who is able to hold his own against (and even get the better of) Jackie in their personal confrontations.
Valmont first conspires with Shendu to acquire all the Talismans (Season 1). He serves mainly as a front man for Shendu, rarely meeting Jackie in person. He returns in Season 2, again aiding Shendu (this time involuntarily, since he is accidentally possessed by Shendu) to free the Demon Sorcerers. He later makes other appearances on the show, mostly serving as a minor villain, since his fortune and criminal empire crumbled after the Demon Sorcerer incident and the Talisman hunt.
By Season Three, Valmont is homeless and poor and becomes interested in committing robberies to rebuild the Dark Hand, such as unsuccessfully attempting to take control of Tohru to rob a rare jewel for this purpose. He appears only once in Season 4 where he has lost everything. He acquires an Oni mask, despite only receiving one half of it. Later, however, he rips it off as his own mind revolts against the Oni one; he tosses it aside for a box of diamonds but inadvertently gets wrapped up and shipped to Mexico instead.
Valmont has brief non-speaking appearances in Season five, including applying for a job as Drago's henchman (but was immediately turned down.) He also appears in the final episode of the show aboard a bus the J-Team helps rescue from falling off a bridge, having taken up a job as a bus driver.
The Enforcers [ edit ]
The Enforcers act as henchmen of Valmont (and later effectively directly serve Shendu when he possesses Valmont's body) but later serve several other villains such as Daolon Wong, Tarakudo and very briefly, Drago. They mainly consisted of Ratso, Finn and Chow and were later joined by Hak Foo. The three main Enforcers are more of a nuisance than a threat and provide comic relief while Hak Foo acts as the muscle for the group. Tohru was originally a member of the Enforcers, but he left on his own accord. Daolon Wong mutated the Enforcers into his Dark Chi Warriors to replace the ones that were defeated and captured by the Chans, but upon Wong's defeat they reverted to humans. Tarakudo later employed them and treated them more leniently than Shendu or Daolon Wong. Drago also briefly employed them and mutated them into Dragon minions, but he was also aware of their previous failures, and when they failed their first task, he (both literally and figuratively) fired the Enforcers and returned them to human form, replacing them with the more competent Ice Gang later on. Facing the destruction of the Earth, all of the Enforcers hired their services out to Uncle and helped him recover Shendu from the ruins of Section 13 for the final confrontation with Drago.
When the Dark Hand is at its zenith in the first season, before involvement with Shendu effectively diminishes the organization, several other officers also participated with the main ones, and are in large numbers when participating in the Dragon Talisman raids on federal reserves and the attempt to capture Jackie Chan after the retrieval of the Tiger Talisman. These Enforcers disappear after the Talisman hunt following the raid on the Dark Hand's main headquarters by Section 13.
- Voiced by: Adam Baldwin
- An Irish-American comedian and the brains (or at least the most intelligent) of the Dark Hand enforcers (after Tohru's defection). He is a 1970s fanatic, and sang disco at weddings before joining the Dark Hand. Along with the other two recurring Enforcers and Hak Foo, he worked for Shendu, Valmont, Daolon Wong, Tarakudo and Drago (shortly). He commonly and playfully refers to Valmont as Big-V (and Little-V when he is reduced to a child) and Shendu as "Shen-Dude." When a Dragon, he has the ability to shoot fire from his hands, and as a Dark Chi Warrior he assumes the mantle of his predecessor Rhen. He has a young nephew named Frank, who is unaware of his uncle's criminal career.
- Voiced by: Clancy Brown
- A nerdy strongman who acts somewhat childish, dimwitted and has a fondness of toys, baseball, and grilled cheese sandwiches. He wears a bandage across his nose as a fashion statement, and studied theriotorial physics before joining the Enforcers. During Season 4, he worn an Oni mask which granted him the ability to control the Razor Shadowknan and he was unaffected by onions (due to Ratso liking them unlike other Oni hosts). When infused with Fire Demon Chi by Drago, he melt things with fire from his fingers. When the Monkey Talisman affected him, he was usually mutated into a Rat (which is fitting, based on his name.) In Season 2 episode 1, Chow mutated him into a walrus by accident and reverted him. He has an unnamed sister and a young nephew named Rocko, who is his sister's son and is unaware of his uncle's criminal career.
- Voiced by: James Sie
- Of Asian descent (most likely Chinese, for in Season 2 episode 3 (Jade Times Jade,) he is able to read a riddle in Chinese,) he is the shortest and youngest member of the group. His trademark is a pair of yellow-orange sunglasses, which are actually eyeglasses, and worked at a store called Sunglass Shack where he was employee of the month 3 times before joining the Dark Hand. He gained the ability to shoot fire from his eyes during his employ by Drago (although all too often his sunglasses broke when he used that ability.) He has a fear of flying, heights, space travel, and a lot of other things. He has a young nephew named Charlie, who is unaware of his uncle's crime life.
- Hak Foo
- A red spiky-haired, muscle-bound martial arts expert and shouts out metaphorical animal-related descriptions each time he launches his attacks (e.g. "Angry Crow Takes Flight," when Hak Foo uses an airborne attack,) and occasionally even when he performs mundane tasks (in one episode, he utters "Mouse Runs Through Maze" while navigating through a building, then "Mouse Takes Cheese" when he retrieves the Pan Ku Box shortly after.) This unusual practice makes his fighting style rather easy to predict. Hak Foo's techniques also get more and more violent as the series progresses (in Season 2, he uses "Buffalo tramples field mouse"; by Season 4, he has evolved it into "Supernova incinerates field mouse.")
- In his first appearance in Season 1, he was the first character that had ever been able to defeat Jackie fairly in a one-on-one match. In season 2, he was brought in as Tohru's replacement. After the hunt to free Shendu's siblings ended, Hak Foo left the Dark Hand and became a freelancer, developing a giant lust for power. He was temporarily a Dark Chi Warrior, and was the only one completely comfortable with the metamorphosis. Hak Foo then aided Tarakudo in recovering the Oni Masks with the other Enforcers. Hak Foo later aided the J-Team and the other Enforcers in the final battle against Drago. At that point, he was pretty much broke from serving evil and needed some kind of income (as he stated, "Hungry Gopher Digs Hole.") His final metaphor at the end of "The Powers That Be Part II" was "Big Bear Hug" where he pulls the Enforcers and Captain Black into a friendly hug. Hak Foo is the only Enforcer who never worked for Drago despite having worked for all other major villains.
The Demon Sorcerers [ edit ]
The Demon Sorcerers are a group of ancient demons who once ruled the Earth in ancient times. According to Uncle in "Day of the Dragon," there have been thousands of demon sorcerers throughout history but only eight of these appeared in the series. They were imprisoned within a dimension known as the Netherworld by the Eight Immortals of China. Each demon represents a Classical element (e.g. Fire, Earth, Water, Wind, Sky, Mountain, Moon, and Thunder) and can assume a more human form for infiltration purposes. They were all sealed in separate portals by the Immortals using special immortalized items, although the portals can be reopened using an item called the Pan Ku Box, which is essentially a puzzle box containing maps to the portals' locations. The Box, however, could only reopen each portal once: if the Demon was sent back through, the portal would be sealed forever.
In the second season of the show, Shendu, the most prominent of the Demons as well as one of the main antagonists in the series, enlists the Dark Hand and they travel the world to open the portals but they are defeated each time by the Chan family. Shendu ultimately uses the Book of Ages, a book where history is magically written, to alter reality where the demons still rule. However, the Chan family manage to banish all the demons completely, although Shendu escapes again later through the hands of Daolon Wong.
Shendu [ edit ]
- Voiced by: James Sie
- Demon Sorcerer of: Fire
- Immortal Item: Sword of Lü Dongbin
- Portal: Hong Kong
- Trigram: ☲
Shendu was once the demonic dragon ruler of China, but his subjects rebelled with Lo Pei, who turned him into a statue, and then scattered his twelve powers in the form of twelve talismans. Shendu vowed revenge, but was unable to do so for 900 years. He eventually teamed up with the Dark Hand, promising them a lost treasure in return for the talismans. Finn, one of the three enforcers, commonly and playfully refers to Shendu as "Shen-Dude." After they finally recovered them, Shendu came to life, raising his palace. However, Shendu was blasted into dust by Jade Chan. As a statue he possessed a raspy, hissing voice until he was revived. When reanimated, he had a deeper, more sinister voice; after he was turned back into a statue he retained his hissing, raspy voice from then on (even when he was no longer a statue.) His roars also sound similar to the roars of the Tyrannosaurus of the Jurassic Park films.
Shendu returned as a spirit and was revealed to be the Fire Demon, one of eight Demon Sorcerers. He had originally been banished with the rest of his brethren by the eight immortals to the Demon Netherworld, but had somehow resurfaced in China before Lo Pei turned him to stone (this detail is never touched upon in the series.) He ended up trapped in Valmont's body by mistake, but was eventually banished back into the Demon Netherworld. He escaped and possessed Jackie Chan to rewrite the Book of Ages, meaning the Demon Sorcerers rule the world. He made the Dark Hand and the Chan family into his slaves, but Jade escaped the time alteration by taking a page mentioning her and assembled the J-Team against him and the Demon Sorcerers. The Book of Ages was found and history restored.
Shendu is hated by his demon siblings. They resented in particular the fact that he was able to roam the Earth for more than nine centuries and that he made no attempt to free the rest of his brethren while they remained imprisoned in the Demon Netherworld. Shendu often expresses submissive (if not fearful) behavior around them in face of this antagonism. This may be because of his weakness and vulnerability, as he is usually non-corporeal when confronted, as well as the fact that they are collectively more powerful than he is. Shendu often acts craftily and evasively in order to defend himself, which further strengthens the disdain his brethren have towards him, especially when his tactics have proven deceptive (such as when he falsely claimed to be able to free all seven of them through his own vacant portal.)
Shendu was resurrected at the hands of Daolon Wong in exchange for the Dragon Talisman's power (since he is in fact the last living Dragon on Earth) but double-crossed him, taking the Dragon Talisman Power of Fire as well as both the Pig and Rooster powers that Wong had acquired previously. Shendu managed to reclaim all his powers, but after Daolon Wong was bested by his nemesis, Uncle Chan, Daolon divulged the ancient spell which Lo Pei used to turn Shendu into a statue. Uncle, Tohru, and Jackie Chan used this spell on Shendu, successfully turning him into a statue and at the same time recreating the Talismans.
Shendu was later revealed to have a son, a junior Fire Demon by the name of Drago. Coming from an alternate future, Drago attempted to use the magical Dragon's Teeth to free Shendu (the one in the future.) However, Drago accidentally destroyed the teeth, preventing the spell from coming to pass. Drago was captured and was sent to prison in the present Section 13, but escaped only to abandon his present-day father in favor of the Chi of the Demon Sorcerers (his aunts and uncles.) When Drago held Jackie, Uncle, and Captain Black captive, Jade removed a piece of Shendu's skin to use in a spell against his son, due to needing a DNA sample identical to Drago's. Later, Uncle went to Shendu seeking a way to strip Drago of the eight Demon powers. Shendu told Uncle that it was impossible, and asked Uncle to free him so he could defeat Drago. When Drago grew close to turning Earth into the Demon World, Uncle relented, using a spell to free Shendu from his statue imprisonment. Freed, Shendu battled Drago, but was outmatched by his superpowered offspring. To give Shendu a fighting chance, the J-Team gave him the Talismans. Tohru and Uncle then used a spell to send Drago plummeting into the Netherworld, but Drago used this opportunity to falsely apologize to his father and begged him for help. Shendu fell for it and was tricked, causing both of them to be sealed into the Netherworld, ending their threat and sealing both the Talismans and Demon Chi away forever.
Being the last Dragon in existence, Shendu also has the noble right to the Dragon Talisman power, and came to be in possession of all twelve Talisman powers. When Lo Pei performed the spell that imprisoned him in a statue form, these powers were stripped of him and each power turned into a talisman, each based on the Chinese zodiac. Unless Shendu was revived from his statue form by means of Dragon Teeth or an unknown spell used by Uncle, he would become dependent on the Talismans, especially the Rat Talisman to sustain his animated form and the Dog Talisman for his immortality. Presumably if revived from his statue form by an alternate means than the Talismans, he would still require them to achieve his full potential and hence would be considerably inferior without them than if he were not dependent on the Talismans.
According to Uncle, he is also immune to non-magical weapons, even modern ones, presumably a trait shared by other demons including his own brethren. Shendu has been shown to withstand impacts from rocket launchers and high-powered laser cannons.
Shendu is possibly the only one with Talisman powers. The powers of his brothers and sisters come from unknown origins, yet it is often thought that they come from talismans that are separate from the 12 Chinese zodiac animals. Perhaps these talismans are not necessarily restricted to just animals. There is also a commentary of Dai Gui, Shendu's brother and an Earth demon, where, while fighting with the talisman's powered "J-Team", he says "Shendu and his accursed talismans!," something that indicates that the talismans are a special ability of Shendu's that's unrelated to his siblings. Perhaps like the Oni mask in his possession, the talismans were simply acquired or created by him for his own use in addition to his natural powers. The episode where Uncle turns him back into a statue with Lo Pei's spell seems to imply that Shendu's powers originally were not in the talismans, but rather the talismans were created to contain the powers stripped from him.
Po Kong [ edit ]
- Voiced by: Mona Marshall
- Demon Sorcereress of: Mountain
- Immortal Item: Drum of Zhang Guolao
- Portal: Tokyo, Japan
- Trigram: ☶
She is the Mountain Demon, and, by far, the largest of the demons. She appears as a gigantic green-skinned feminine demon with a ravenous appetite, her favorite food being humans. Her portal is located on an island in the middle of Tokyo Bay, Japan. Po Kong's return to her domain in Japan is cut short when she is defeated by an army of magically cloned Jades and sent back to the Netherworld. In the "Demon World" story arc, Po Kong rules Japan and has the enslaved humans there mine large amounts of salt for her meals. She is defeated and banished forever by the Chans and Tohru.
When Drago sought out the Demon Chi that was on the original symbols that defeated the Demons, Po Kong's Chi was found on a pair of chopsticks that were made of the drumsticks used to play the drum that defeated her. When Drago and his crew arrived, Jackie and Uncle were forced to take all the chopsticks there were with them, having to find which one had the Chi later on. At the time, Jade had Tohru on a diet. When he went down to the kitchen in the middle of the night for some rice, he picked up one of the pair of chopsticks that Jackie and Uncle were looking through, these being the ones with Po Kong's Chi. When Tohru put the chopsticks in his mouth, he was infused with the Mountain Demon Chi. This caused him to go on an eating frenzy, consuming not just all the food in the kitchen, but as well as a large amount of the antiques in Uncle's shop (much to Uncle's dismay), growing bigger and becoming more like Po Kong with each bite, and soon moved on to consume everything in the city. Despite his metamorphosis, part of Tohru was still in control. When Drago and his crew attacked the Chans, Tohru heard Jade screaming and came to their aid, using the Mountain Demon's strength to fight Drago. In the end, Drago managed to suck the Chi out of Tohru and return him to normal, only to lose it to Uncle (along with his Fire Demon Chi.) Drago soon managed to absorb the Chi again along with the other seven powers.
Tchang Zu [ edit ]
- Voiced by: Clancy Brown
- Demon Sorcerer of: Thunder
- Immortal Item: Castanets of Cao Guojiu
- Portal: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
- Trigram: ☳
The Thunder Demon, Tchang Zu appears as an armored, blue-skinned reptilian demon, with an arrogant and impatient attitude, and shows a deep dislike for his own brother Shendu, seeing himself as Shendu's master rather than a brother. He possesses the ability to control electricity and lighting. He is the third Demon to be released, his portal revealed to be in the Megagalactic Studios in Hollywood, but Tchang Zu is astonished to find his palace has been paved over and become a parking lot. He attempts to reclaim the Chinese Theatre as his palace, but is defeated by the Chans who banish him back to the Netherworld. In the "Demon World" two-part episode, Tchang Zu's domain is never shown because he is shown visiting Hsi Wu's domain. It is likely that his domain is similar to Hsi Wu's or even an airborne version of Bai Tza's Atlantis, where the domain is located in the sky among the clouds as can be interpreted by his entrance into Hsi Wu's dome through a cloud only to find his brother banished by the J-Team. He battles them but is sealed away forever when Paco reveals castanets (Paco stated that he wanted to keep maracas in his pockets, but the maracas were too big to fit inside,) the item used to seal Tchang Zu away in the first place. In Season 5, Tchang's Chi is contained in a special pair of Immortal Castanets that end up in Drago's hands. Drago gains the power of Lighting, but it is later removed from him.
Hsi Wu [ edit ]
- Voiced by: André Sogliuzzo
- Demon Sorcerer of: The Sky
- Immortal Item: Flute of Han Xiangzi
- Portal: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
- Trigram: ☰
The Sky Demon, Hsi Wu (pronounced "chee woo") appears to be a human-sized black-skinned demon with batlike wings, and is presumably, the smallest and weakest, but fastest of the Demons. He was one of the last Demons to be released, his portal located outside the women's bathroom in Fenway Park. Jade accidentally snapped off his tail, forced him to flee when he heard Uncle and Jackie playing the Immortal Flute that banished him billions of years ago. He tried to retrieve his tail but Uncle placed a spell that would prevent demons from entering the shop unless they were invited. Seeing Jade, Hsi Wu saw his opportunity. Hsi Wu disguises himself as a human boy named Seymour Jahoositz and quickly befriends Jade. He gets inside the shop and nearly to his tail only to be pushed out by Uncle.
Next day, he was invited to the Spring dance by Jade who gave him a necklace with one half of a coin. Hsi Wu once again tries to get into the shop only to find that Uncle had hexed his tail to immobilize him. Hsi Wu catches his tail in a bag, revealing himself to everyone (including to the horror of Jade.) He kidnaps Uncle, demanding that he undo the spell or he will kill him; Uncle said that he cannot and required to do another spell, but needed books. The Dark Hand and Valmont brought spell books but their efforts were thwarted by Jackie and Tohru. Hsi Wu flew off with his tail, determined to find some other way to restore himself. But Jade, empowered by the Rabbit and Rooster Talismans, begins a flight chase across the industrial district against the Sky Demon. She is able to release his tail on the Sky Demon, as Jackie played the Immortal Flute, sending him back to the Netherworld. In the episode "Demon World," the Sky Demon appeared in a high location and had enslaved Viper to sing for him until Jackie played the Immortal Flute and banished Hsi Wu back into the Netherworld.
In Season 5, Drago and The Chans arrived at an amusement park looking for the Chi of Hsi Wu, the Sky Demon in an Immortal Flute on a carnival ride. The Chans succeed in obtaining the Sky Demon Chi. However, it ends up in Mrs. Hartman, Jade's teacher. She gains the ability to fly and uses it to fight off Drago in a haunted house. Mrs. Hartman slowly mutates into a gremlin batlike creature with a lizard tail, Demon wings, claws, two ugly feet, evil eyes, and beastly appearance much like the Sky Demon. Hsi Wu's Chi is removed from her, and she was convinced it was a bad dream.
Tso Lan [ edit ]
- Voiced by: Glenn Shadix
- Demon Sorcerer of: The Moon
- Inmortal Item: Lotus blossom of He Xiangu
- Portal: High Earth orbit
- Trigram: ☵
The Moon Demon, Tso Lan is likely the most powerful Demon Sorcerer. He is feared for his ability to alter gravity at will and is also quite skilled with telekinesis. He appears as a four-armed, black haired grey-skinned humanoid Demon with a noticeably long tongue and mouth, has a very calm personality and appears proud to some degree. His portal is located half-way between the Earth and the Moon, which the Dark Hand and Shendu reach by using Earth's space system to pass over its location. Upon release, Tso Lan prepares to move the moon out of its orbit, annihilating the Earth's ecosystem in the process to make the planet a more suitable environment for him to live on. The Moon Demon is banished back to the Netherworld by Jackie, Jade, and Tohru using a Lotus Pod related to the Immortal that defeated him thousands of years ago. During the "Demon World" story arc, Tso Lan is one of the four final demons to be banished away forever, with El Toro trying to use the Rooster Talisman to combat Tso Lan. He is believed to be the oldest of his siblings. Tso Lan's mastery of gravity gives the illusion of being the physically strongest demon, as seen when he tossed Po Kong like a feather (something no other Demon could do) and is beyond the strength of the Ox Talisman or the Shadowkhan summoned by the Fourth Mask. In Season 5, Drago came to a zoo searching for Tso Lan's Chi contained in an Immortal Lotus Pod. While fighting the Chans, the Moon Demon's Chi ends up in a panda who uses the ability of gravity to float into the air. Soon, Uncle removes the Moon Demon Chi from the panda, but the containment unit breaks and both The Moon Demon and The Earth Demon's Chi are released. Drago gains Tso's power and Jackie Chan gets Dai Gui's to fight him off. In the end, both Chis are recovered.
Dai Gui [ edit ]
- Voiced by: Frank Welker
- Demon Sorcerer of: Earth
- Immortal Item: Flower of Lan Caihe
- Portal: Pamplona, Spain
- Trigram Symbol: ☷
The Earth Demon, Dai Gui resembles a large minotaur (with the face of a guardian lion) with great strength. He is shown to not be very intelligent (he speaks of himself in the third person,) and has an intense loathing for Shendu and his talismans; perhaps the greatest hatred for him out of all the Demon Sorcerers. He also hates flowers which are also the Immortal item used to banish him originally. He is shown to be able to burrow underground and move like a shark, his horns visible above ground when he digs and when above ground the Earth Demon can cause earthquakes and rumbles. His portal is located in Spain, where Dai Gui attempts to dig a new kingdom underground, but is defeated by Jackie who wears the Armor of the Gods, an item related to the sorcerers who banished the Demons to the Netherworld. In the "Demon World" story arc, Dai Gui is one of the last four demons to be banished, likely ruling Iberia (Spain and Portugal) or part of or all of Europe. He is banished forever upon being defeated by Tohru. During Season 5, Dai Gui's Chi is found in an Immortal Flower and uses by Jackie and Jade's friend "Spectacul Larry" (Larry with the Earth Demon's Chi.)
Bai Tza [ edit ]
- Voiced by: Mona Marshall
- Demon Sorceress of: Water
- Immortal Item: Gourd of Li Tieguai
- Portal: Rome, Italy
- Trigram Symbol: ☱
The Water Demon, Bai Tsa appears as a hideous blue-skinned mermaid with waving tentacles for hair (somewhat like a watery Medusa.) She is shown to be very cruel, ruthless, and intelligent, immediately escaping the Chans upon her release from the Netherworld realizing that confronting them immediately wouldn't work. Bai Tza is the second strongest of Shendu's siblings (Tso Lan being the strongest,) being able to morph into water to escape. Bai Tza remained at large the longest of all the Demon Sorcerers by simply evading the Chans. As the last of the Demon Sorcerers to be released, she probably is the most intelligent and the most powerful of the Demons. She seems to be the closest to Shendu of his siblings, although she still despises him. Bai Tza used to rule Atlantis, but since it was destroyed ages ago, she required a new empire. She picked San Francisco with the intention to flood it with a tsunami spell. She was banished back to the Netherworld, along with Jade accidentally being sent there too, which in turn led to Shendu's banishment. In the "Demon World" story arc, Bai Tza was one of the final demons to be banished forever, fighting Viper until she was banished after being blown to water when Viper was briefly transformed into "Robo-Viper" (a cyborg version of the character) by Jade meddling with the Book of Ages. In Season 5, Drago came to an island that contained a prize with Bai Tza's Chi on it. He succeeds in absorbing the Water Demon Chi and is granted the element of Water, but Uncle and Tohru quickly removed it from him.
Xiao Fung [ edit ]
- Voiced by: Glenn Shadix, later Corey Burton
- Demon Sorcerer of: Wind
- Immortal Item: Fan of Zhongli Quan
- Portal: Black Forest, Colorado, USA
- Trigram Symbol: ☴
The Wind Demon, Xiao Fung is a large light purple toadlike demon with the ability to suck in huge breaths and release them as blasts of air with hurricane speeds. He was the second Demon Sorcerer to be released, his portal located inside a prison in the United States of America (Alcatraz Island in the video game adaptation.) Xiao Fung finds the prison "a paradise" compared to the Netherworld, and is the first demon to show shapeshifting abilities. He is banished by the Chans. In the "Demon World" story arc, Xiao Fung is shown to rule Mexico or possibly all of South America. He watches El Toro and another wrestler fight to the death, with Paco as a servant. Paco is shown to be fanning Xiao Fung, the fan enchanted to seal Xiao Fung away forever.
When the Demon Chi began to activate in Season 5, Drago arrived at a car wash trying to find the enchanted Immortal Fan that contains Fung's Chi before being stopped by Jade. Jade soon absorbed the Wind Demon's Chi which turned her current bad burping habits into major windstorms and used it to fight off Drago and his Dragon Enforcers. Drago succeeds in absorbing it, however Uncle removed it before Drago could use it.
Dark Chi Forces [ edit ]
Daolon Wong [ edit ]
- Voiced by: James Hong
A Dark Chi wizard (Jade sometimes calls him the "anti-Uncle" because of this). He is also Uncle's main rival in the series. His left eye is grey, his right eye is teal-blue, and he has mouths on his palms, which he uses to extract chi. Wong first appears when Tohru is mistaken for a legendary Chosen One. Using his Dark Chi Warriors, Gan, Rhen, and Chui, he attacks Tohru, seeking to destroy him and upset the balance of Chi in favor of Evil. He fails in his first attempt, but later returns to use the Bad Chi contained in the idol of the Three Wise Monkeys, but is beaten again. In the third season Wong becomes the main villain in the show as he attempts to steal the Talismans, after learning they were under the protection of the Chans near the end of the second season.
After his warriors are captured inside the lost urn of Wei Cheing, Wong turns Finn, Ratso, and Chow into his new warriors though they are incompetent and stupid. Despite obtaining the Pig and Rooster Talisman powers (partially also the Sheep Talisman power,) Wong is highly unsuccessful, even when he turns Hak Foo into the fourth Dark Warrior Zhen. He later makes a bargain with Shendu, restoring the dragon to life in exchange for the power of the Dragon talisman. However, Shendu betrays him and takes all of his Talisman powers. Wong is later ambushed by Uncle as he is going to challenge Shendu, and loses his powers to one of Uncle's spells. Wong then reveals to Uncle the spell that turns Shendu to stone in order to get revenge against Shendu for his betrayal. The spell he told him was the same spell Lo Pei used to turn Shendu into a statue. Wong later attempted to escape prison by summoning the Shadowkhan, a feat he had managed once before. However, he instead released Tarakudo. Wong later escaped prison, and went after the Déjà Vu stone. Despite his best efforts, he lost the stone, and was last seen being dragged away by past versions of the Enforcers.
Dark Chi Warriors [ edit ]
Wong originally employed three dark warriors known as Gan, Ren, and Chui. Each had a different weapon: Ren had a boomerang blade similar to a windmill shuriken (and materialized with a smoke effect,) Chui had a sledgehammer (who appears with a flame effect) and Gan had a bo staff/Sa Tjat Koen (with a pouring-in effect.) These warriors were all silent, and controlled their weapons with their thoughts. After they were imprisoned in the lost urn of Wei Cheng by Uncle, Wong replaced them with Finn, Ratso, and Chow, respectively. These three retained their predecessors' powers, but still managed to prove incompetent. Wong later made Hak Foo into a Dark Chi Warrior called Zhen, who combined Hak Foo's traditional attack style with powerful magic, and materialized with a lightning bolt effect. Wong temporarily endowed them with indestructible armor to battle Shendu, but when Uncle shattered Wong's scepter, the Enforcers returned to normal, and the Dark Chi Warriors ceased to exist.
Oni [ edit ]
- Tarakudo (Miguel Ferrer), the monarch of all Shadowkhan and lord of all Oni. Tarakudo is essentially a large floating head in mid-air. Tarakudo once terrorized the Earth, with his trusted nine Oni generals who each had control over a different tribe of Shadowkhan. Tarakudo's reign came to an end when the spirits of his generals were trapped within nine masks. Years later, Tarakudo is accidentally awakened by Daolon Wong, when he was trying to get himself out of prison. Tarakudo sets out to find the generals, but the Chans find all the masks, but the masks break and the generals are released. In the final showdown, the Chans discover there's a tenth mask. Surprisingly, it's Tarakudo's, and Tarakudo's true form is revealed to be a tiger humanoid body. After a struggle with the J-Team, Jade fuses the mask to his face, and he and the nine generals along with the Shadowkhan are sucked into the mask. Tarakudo has a wicked sense of humor, often wisecracking in various situations.
- Ikazuki (Maurice LaMarche), Tarakudo's second-in-command and one of the nine Oni Generals. He is the only named Oni General. Ikazuki is also the only Oni General encountered by the J-Team, since the Rat Talisman was used to animate his mask, the intention being to interrogate him. As a side effect of being animated, Ikazuki's mask was the only one that could function when worn somewhere except the face.
Shadowkhan [ edit ]
A group of shadow warriors formerly controlled by Shendu. In Season 4, it was revealed Shendu only possessed this power because of a special Oni Mask; Daolon Wong also controlled the Shadowkhan briefly through the same mask. Jade also manages to control them by making a tattoo from the face (notably Tarakudo's) off the cover of a book; she is briefly possessed by its dark power and takes over Section 13 before Tohru manages to remove the tattoo. Tarakudo, king of the Shadowkhan, was later awakened and set out to capture the nine Oni masks that control nine different tribes of Shadowkhan. Chow later put on the first Oni mask and took temporary control before having it removed by Jackie. Season four also revealed that there are nine tribes of Shadowkhan, each controlled by an Oni general. When the generals were sealed within masks, the host that wears the mask controls the Shadowkhan. Almost every Shadowkhan has the same body, powers, and abilities of their Oni. Tarakudo is the only Oni that cannot summon Shadowkhan, despite being known as the 'king of all Shadowkahn'; it is hinted that he is able to summon all the types but never gets a chance to before he is imprisoned in his mask (along with the other Oni Generals and their respective Shadowkahn.)
- Ninja Khan
These are the basic Shadowkhan, the ones summoned by Shendu, Jade (when she was Queen of the Shadowkhan,) Daolon Wong, and Chow once he wears the first Oni mask. They are basically human-looking, but with blue-greyish skin and red luminescent eyes, and seem to be incapable of speech. Their black costumes are fitted with membranes for gliding.
- Mask: Red mask with green hair
- Worn by: Chow
- Place: Shendu's palace
- Removal Recipe: Japanese steel, forged for a samurai sword
- Razor Khan
These Shadowkhan are the second variety seen, summoned by Ratso. They have long, sharp fingers like cutting knives, and their legs are pointed. They are faster than other Shadowkhan as well.
- Mask: Violet Mask with two horns
- Worn by: Ratso
- Place: Tokyo, Japan
- Removal Recipe: Japanese silk
- Bat Khan
These are the only Shadowkhan capable of true flight. They are summoned by Scruffy the Dog when he howls.
- Mask: Yellow Mask with a reptilian face
- Worn by: Scruffy (Jade's Dog)
- Place: San Francisco
- Removal Recipe: Japanese rice
- Sumo Khan
The most muscular of the Shadowkhan that are larger and have more strength than other tribes of Shadowkhan. They each have the same amount of strength a normal person would if using the Ox talisman. They are summoned by Captain Black while he wore the third Oni Mask when he called for backup.
- Mask: Green Mask
- Worn by: Captain A. Black
- Place: Pacific North-west, in the base of Cascade Mountains.
- Removal Recipe: rare Japanese seaweed
- Samurai Khan
These Shadowkhan look as if they are encased in Samurai armor. This makes them quite durable and gives them shadow swords to battle their enemies. They are summoned by Ikazuki, the re-animated mask that gets stuck to Finn's behind. They are said to be the strongest kind of Shadowkhan.
- Mask: Blue Mask
- Worn by: Finn (not really)
- Place: Sea of Japan
- Removal Recipe: a piece of Japanese iron
- Squid Khan
These Shadowkhan are the most horrifying in appearance. They are very stretchy snakelike Shadowkhan, with extendable arms, many eyes, and a fang-filled mouth. They are summoned by Paco.
- Mask: Orange mask
- Worn by: Paco
- Place: Mexico
- Removal Recipe: tentacle of a Japanese octopus
- Crab Khan
These Shadowkhan originally appeared as half-Shadowkhan, because their mask was broken in two. Valmont controls the half with the head and scorpionlike claw, Jade controls the half with no head and a crablike claw. They eventually join together when the two mask halves meet. These Shadowkhan are extremely powerful, even when split in half.
- Mask: Black mask with a short face and a reptilian mouth.
- Worn by: Valmont and Jade
- Place: Texas
- Removal Recipe: tears of a Japanese Monkey
- Mini Khan
These Shadowkhan are the smallest of all, looking like cute little sharks. They seem rather pathetic, that is, until they begin eating shadows. They grow progressively in size as they eat a person's shadow. These are the only Shadowkhan with no eyes (The blue eye turns out to be a mouth). They are summoned by Hak Foo.
- Mask: Green mask with a horn in the middle
- Worn by: Hak Foo
- Place: United States Southern swamp
- Removal Recipe: Japanese fish
- Mantis Khan
These Shadowkhan have mantislike arms and four legs. This mask was recovered before it could be worn by anyone.
- Mask: Red mask
- Worn by: N/A
- Place: bottom of the ocean
- Removal Recipe: Japanese leaf
- Tarakudo Mask
- Mask: Tarakudo's face
- Worn by: Demon Master, Tarakudo
- Place: The Shadow Realm
- Removal recipe: Hair of a samurai warrior or a descendant of one
In the episode J2 Revisted, there were Shadowkhan-like creatures summoned by Jimmy (known as Iso) by using the Chi Arcanum. They have sharp-pointed arms and their feet have two toes. They have a monkey/ogre-like mouth. (They are also known as Iso's.)
Drago and the Ice Crew [ edit ]
Drago [ edit ]
- Voiced by: Michael Rosenbaum
Drago is Shendu's son who came back from the future to free him, but after being imprisoned in the present, he went after the Demon Sorcerers' powers. In the end, he succeeded in absorbing the Demon Chi, but was trapped into the Netherworld when he was getting sucked in by a spell Uncle and Torhu devised. Before he fell in, Shendu grabbed his arm to help him, but Drago pulled Shendu in with him and they both ended up in the Demon Netherworld. The last that is seen of them is fighting each other over one having betrayed the other.
Drago usually makes puns, such as when Uncle's Chi detector's scale broke he remarked that "I'm off the scale." Drago is shown to have a disdain for water. Strikemaster Ice comments that Drago is scared of water but Drago states that he dislikes water because when in water he is unable to use his Fire Demon Chi. Drago also shows a deep personal relationship with his father Shendu, a respected and hated relationship, this being as Shendu states that even though his son betrayed him, he would watch proudly as Drago destroys the Earth. Also, when Drago is explaining his plan to Jackie, Uncle, and Captain Black, he states, "Daddy would be so proud." Drago is the only major villain Hak Foo never worked for.
Strikemaster Ice [ edit ]
- Voiced by Mike Erwin
Ice is a teenager at the age of 17–19. Also, it seems that he has a rather violent allergy to flower pollen. Originally, Strikemaster Ice used to be a pizza delivery boy until a customer told him of a monastery where he learned martial arts skills equal to if not greater than Jackie's. Ice rebelled against the monks' peaceful ways and he and his cohorts, DJ Fist and MC Cobra, were kicked out for bad behavior. They sought revenge against the monastery by attacking it and stealing a jewel that turned into a laser weapon that goes on a person's fist. The Chans, with the help of Finn, Ratso, and Chow defeated Ice and his possessor. Later he and his two cronies mutated into Drago's Dragon Minions and Strikemaster Ice became Drago's second-in-command. Like Drago, Ice could breathe fire, and he later gained Earth-related powers. He and his men lost their dragon powers and reverted to their human forms when Uncle and Tohru banished Drago and Shendu to the Demon Netherworld. Afterwards he, Fist, and Cobra tried to escape, but were stopped by El Toro and Paco. He speaks mainly in a stereotypical "gangsta" style and along with his friends, is skilled at many extreme sports, including skateboarding and snowboarding. His name is a reference to rappers Funkmaster Flex and Grandmaster Flash and is a parody of rappers Vanilla Ice and Eminem.
DJ Fist and MC Cobra [ edit ]
- MC Cobra is voiced by Jeff Fischer
Strikemaster Ice's posse who met him while they trained in the monastery and were kicked out for bad behavior along with Ice. Like Ice, they received dragon powers from Drago. While Cobra ran at super speeds, DJ Fist possessed super strength. When Drago infused them with Demon Chi, Cobra gained Wind power while Fist got Thunder. When Drago and Shendu were sent to the Demon Netherworld, they, along with Ice, lost their powers. Jackie mentioned that DJ Fist "Doesn't talk much" (not at all) and was never seen or heard talking except for once when Viper jumped on his tail when he had dragon powers, and even then it was just a painful grunt.
Dragon minions [ edit ]
Shendu's draconic servants who he planned to unleash to destroy Asia. Before he could free them, he was defeated by the Chans. They later appeared after Shendu altered history, serving as sentries and steeds for the Demon Sorcerer of Fire. They appeared again in the future, where Drago used them to take over Section 13. In the series finale, Drago employed the use of other draconic demons including ghostly skeletal snakes as well as large violet snakelike monsters (which were also seen in the Shadowkahn's Shadow Realm, and in the episode A Jolly J-Team X-Mas where they were even used by Daolon Wong when he used them to tie up Santa Claus.)
Minor characters [ edit ]
Vanessa Barone [ edit ]
- Voiced by: Mona Marshall
A relic hunter, mercenary, and thief who wanted to find the Eye of Aurora, a necklace that contained the power of teleportation.
Xu Lin [ edit ]
A young Chinese girl who has been forced to serve as the guardian of the Lotus Temple until she's freed thanks to Jade and Jackie.
Lo Pei [ edit ]
- Voiced by: David Carradine
An ancient warrior who was responsible for Shendu's first petrification. This set the stage for the series, as his spell also removed the twelve talismans from Shendu, and he then scattered them to the winds. In the present day, a terracotta statue of Lo Pei was placed on an exhibit in San Francisco. Uncle and Jackie were studying the statue, in hopes that it hid the key to finding the remaining talismans. Jade inadvertently broke it, and used the Horse Talisman to heal it. She then brought it to life with the Rat Talisman, bringing Lo Pei to the modern era. Using his Energy, Immobilizer, and Levitation scrolls, he stole the other talismans from Section 13 (the ones that were in the vault at the time.) As he sought to hide the talismans again, he was met by Jackie, whom he mistook for an enemy. He was later tricked by the Dark Hand, who managed to steal all the talismans but the Rat Talisman from him. He then befriended Jade, copying her thumbs-up gesture and her cry of "Hooah!" The Dark Hand and the Shadowkhan came looking for the Rat Talisman, but Lo Pei recovered the other Talismans and threw the Rat Talisman to Jackie and Jade as they made their escape. When the Chans went to visit the statue, they found it slightly altered: one of Lo Pei's hands was making a thumbs-up gesture. Lo Pei later appeared in a Shendu flashback, when Uncle used Lo Pei's original spell to once again return Shendu to stone. Uncle was able to learn about this spell when he interrogated Daolon Wong after he disenchanted him. But rather than scatter the talismans around the world they were only scattered inches from Shendu.
Drew [ edit ]
- Voiced by: Jeannie Elias
A classmate of Jade's at her school. When Jade would tell the class the adventures she would have with her Uncle Jackie, the class would tease and make fun of her. Drew is often the main instigator and presumably her rival. There are times in the show where Drew is mere feet from unbelievable experiences (like Jade becoming Queen of the Shadowkhan or Hsi Wu posing as a new student to get to Jade and her family,) and he never finds out the truth. Finally, an incident involving talisman-powered animals, Daolon Wong, and his dark warriors would reveal that Jade was telling the truth all along. When he tries to tell the class what he saw, Jade denies that she knew anything, and then the class laughed at him for a change. Regardless, he still acts like a jerk to Jade, possibly due to the aforementioned reason.
Mrs. Hartman [ edit ]
- Voiced by: Jeannie Elias
The teacher in Jade and Drew's class at Jade's school. She never believed the outrageous stories Jade told in her classroom about the adventures she would have with her Uncle Jackie. Due to this and Jade's disruptive or rude behavior, Mrs. Hartman would either send Jade to detention or call Jackie. Despite this, Mrs. Hartman loves teaching and her class (even Jade). Seen mainly in the first two seasons and the fifth season where she was accidentally mutated into a demoness by the Sky Demon's Chi (this was her most important appearance), Mrs. Hartman had few appearances in the third and fourth seasons.
Mama Tohru [ edit ]
- Voiced by: Amy Hill
Stern but well-meaning, Tohru's mother makes frequent appearances in the series. The first time, she arrives and makes Tohru feel unworthy of her love, and she immediately hits off on the wrong note with Uncle (such as, calling the antique shop a "junk shop" and calling him a "Billy Goat.") She later proves herself a feisty, if short, woman, by taking down a room full of thugs back-to-back with Uncle. Mama later joins the Chans and Tohru on a cruise ship, where her antagonism of Uncle continues. However, the two once again work together to stop the forces of darkness, tripping several thieves using shuffleboard pucks.
Mama appears again during the quest for the Snake Talisman power, and inadvertently infuses part of the magic of the egg it is contained in into her tea by dipping it in, turning her invisible. She aids the Chans once again, where Tohru teaches her that he can take care of himself, and Uncle reluctantly makes her visible again. Her final appearance was during Christmas when she was flying in by plane and saw Tohru flying in a sleigh as Santa Claus (when Tohru, Jade, and Paco were filling in for Santa to deliver presents) and later acknowledged this when he met her at Uncle's shop. Her mannerisms towards Uncle were referenced in later episodes, such as during Tohru's rift with Uncle in Season 4, and when Tohru is infected by an evil mirror spirit, his worst fears about himself come true and he temporarily turns into a giant version of his mother.
Deadpan monk [ edit ]
- Voiced by: Tim Lounibos
The old monk who first appears in "The Lotus Temple" as Jackie's guide to the temple. He seemed to be a classic wise figure who spends most of his time meditating and speaks in proverbs ("Ancient wisdom:..."), but he turned out to be a greedy Chi magician who was seeking the scroll of Hung Chao. He used Jackie to distract the monster guard, a young girl named Xu Lin who was compelled by the temple's curse to serve as its guardian after having stumbled into the ruins years ago. The curse also made her unable to leave the temple, until she was encased in an old suit of armor. Jackie, Jade and Xu Lin managed to escape the temple, but the monk remained behind and became the temple's new guardian.
Later, he episodically appears in "Antler Action" in a team of Jackie's enemies who tried to steal the Silver Iguana from him.
Bartholomew Chang [ edit ]
- Voiced by: Tim Dang (English)
A corrupt Taiwanese businessman with an insatiable craving to possess jade (which evolves into a running catchphrase joke - "the stone, not the niece," or some variant of it - in each episode Chang appears,) and even has a prosthetic hand made of jade. The J-Team encountered him when Captain Black sends them to infiltrate his organization, to find out where the jade is being kept. They enter as contestants in a martial arts tournament, in which Tohru is the only one to win his match. Jade (niece) sneaks into Chang's headquarters, and finds the jade (stone.) While Tohru's former opponents in the sumo competition take care of Chang's hired thugs, the other J-Team members take on the remaining champions. After successfully defeating Chang, the J-Team take him into custody and recover the jade (stone.) Later, Chang returns with a dark wizard at his command, who creates clones of the J-Team to replace and eliminate them, as well as to recover his precious jade (stone.) However, the J-Team originals reverse the spells needed to make the clones evil, and the two J-Teams bring down Chang.
He escapes from prison again, however, with the help of his Chang Gang, a group of criminals meant to beat the J-Team at their own strengths. For a while, it seems they might succeed, when an errant spell by Jade de-ages the J-Team into toddlers. However, Jade strengthens the spell and uses it on the Chang Gang, who are then defeated and sent off to juvenile detention.
Kepler [ edit ]
- Voiced by: John DiMaggio
An engineer and inventor working at Section 13. He is frequently too engrossed in his work to notice anything else, especially when Jade greets him and then takes one of his new inventions for a spin. He has invented a jetpack (used by Jade), a chronoton beam (by which Jade gets zapped and is sent into the past by aid of the Rabbit Talisman,) and a chronoton beam detector. As a scientist, he does not believe in magic, but is never present to see any magical forces at work anyway.
Jimmy [ edit ]
- Voiced by: Sam Riegel
A classmate of Jade's, Jimmy was a shy boy who only appeared in the episode "J2 Revisited." After being introduced to Tohru by Jade in the present, he becomes Tohru's apprentice in the possible future of the older Jade. However, it is eventually revealed that Jimmy has adopted the identity of the Dark wizard Iso, who steals half of the Chi Arcanum from the past and then tricks past and future Jade into recovering the other half, allowing him to use its power. However, he is eventually defeated, and Jade brings the past Jimmy forward to view him as a means of preventing Jimmy from ever taking that path, effectively nullifying this timeline.
Monsters and other supernatural beings [ edit ]
- Springheel Jack (Voiced by Corey Burton) - Springheel Jack was a troll who terrorized towns and could leap great distances with his feet (his shoes actually have springs mounted in their heels); he also has a habit of constantly speaking in rhyme. Jack was originally turned to stone by Simeon Magus, using magical salt; because of this, he was eager for revenge on his family. Jackie's light side accidentally broke him free, and he searched the city for the Magus's descendants and devour them in an act of revenge. He arrived at Jade's school play, and threatened her friend Simone, a Magus. The Tiger Talisman separated Jack's Yin and Yang, and his good side revealed the secret to defeating his evil side; subsequently, he was turned to stone again.
- Ogre - Daolon Wong was able to conjure a giant ogre-like monster in order to do battle with Jade who had used a growth spell on herself to become older but instead caused her to increase in size. The Ogre wielded a giant club and had a topknot. It possessed superior strength but was eventually defeated.
- Chi Vampire/Jiangshi – A Chinese vampire (Chiang-Shih) whom Jade accidentally uncovered in an abandoned castle where Uncle was taking antiques for his shop. He absorbed the chi of Tohru, Jade, and Uncle. Although Tohru survived with a chi transfer from Jade, and Jade from Uncle, Uncle mutated into a vampire servant, but with Jade's temporary wisdom was frozen. They regained their normal chi from the Chi Vampire by chucking his left sock into the flowing water with a mushroom inside of it. The vampire, now weak again, perished in the sun. The Vampire had been able to see, talk, and be immune to the sun with more chi energy.
- El Chupacabra – A very powerful Mayan monster, based on the modern-day Puerto Rican urban legend, which would kill livestock nightly. It had great speed and strength. In the opening scene of "The Curse of El Chupacabra," this demonic creature attacked the herd of a mother and her daughter one night. El Toro became aware of this, and enlisted Jackie to translate tablets which he had about the beast and its traits and characteristics. But as soon as Jackie arrived, it was nearly nightfall, and they had to go defend the mother and her daughter against the monster as he would come out soon. Initially, the creature had the upper hand thanks to its strength, but Jackie and El Toro turned the tide halfway through, and the latter soon pinned down the beast, rendering it vulnerable to the rising sun which vanquished it. A celebration was held in town, but this was short-lived as it turned out El Toro had been cursed from scratches he received, mutating into a Chupacabra himself. Thanks to Uncle's help, the heroes found a cure and cured El Toro. Not only was El Toro as a Chupacabra deadlier than the predecessor, but he also retained some of his human features such as his goatee and the capacity to stand on two legs. The original, however, was shown to be able to fly at the beginning of the episode.
- The Monkey King - The Monkey King is a self-indulgent and glory-hounding, but rather untalented jokester with a twisted sense of humor. Originally a Sun Wukong puppet that was sold in a shop owned by a rival of Uncle's, he was bought by Jackie and Jade in order for Jade to use in her school's talent show. However, when Jackie pulled his leg at the suggestion of a poem inside, he was mutated into a puppet, while the Monkey King gained a living body. With the Rat Talisman, Puppet-Jackie was reanimated, and both he and Jade set out to stop the Monkey King's magic hijinks from getting out of control at the talent show.
- Meanwhile, Uncle and Tohru went to the shop and Uncle was forced to pay for a book on how to defeat the Monkey King. Using its knowledge, Uncle contacted Jade on Jackie's cellphone when they lured the Monkey King to a cement factory and using one of Puppet-Jackie's disconnected legs was able to trick the Monkey King to pull it to reverse the spell.
Later, an innocent construction worker pulled the Monkey King's leg and the Monkey King was free again. The Monkey King then went to Uncle's shop, captured Tohru and tickle-tortured his feet into telling that the Chans were in Hawaii.
- He later interfered with the Chans' quest for the Monkey Talisman power and captured the Noble Monkey. He later attempted to create a volcanic eruption and the Monkey King was confronted by both the Chans and Daolon Wong. In the end, the Monkey King inadvertently caused a distraction long enough for the Chans to get the Monkey out of there and as a result, he was reverted into a puppet by Daolon Wong who used his staff. But his wooden body was the final ingredient needed for his spell; luckily the eruption was not dangerous at all: the so-called "lava" was cherry-flavored jello, and the Monkey King's final joke, when last seen the puppet is in the jello inside the volcano.
- Voiced by: Bill Tanzer (first appearance), Billy West (second appearance)
- Gnome Kop (Brian Doyle-Murray) - Gnome Kop is an action figure that everybody collects. When the Rat Talisman falls into his battery slot, he comes to life and terrorizes the city, looking for his archenemy Turbo Troll. His mission is to find and destroy Turbo Troll, as seen when the Enforcers lead him to believe Section 13 is an evil troll castle, but on his way to lead them to Section 13, he is baited by a Turbo Troll doll and abandons the hunt. Its name is a reference to Pokémon, which it spells when written backwards and without the G.
- Quetzalcoatl (Art Bonilla) - the Aztec god of the sky, sun, and Earth. He is a statue that was brought to life when the Noble Rat touched him. He mistakes Jade for Cihuacōātl, a fellow goddess and El Toro for Xolotl, the god of the underworld. Jade later tricks Quetzalcoatl into believing Daolon Wong is the real Xolotl so he would be of use in defeating him. After having faith in the J-team for protecting the world, he touches the Noble Rat as Jade instructs him and reverts to a statue.