Kung Fu Panda tells the story of Po, a panda who is chosen to be the Dragon Warrior and the trials he faces on his hero's journey. This game features beat 'em- up elements as well as impressive graphics.
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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. He's the adoptive son of Mr. Ping, one of Master Shifu's students, the prophesied Dragon Warrior, and the warrior of black and white (as revealed in Kung Fu Panda 2).
Grand Master Oogway was an elderly tortoise and the previous senior master of the Jade Palace. 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
The Furious FiveWith 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. 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.
Master Shifu is a red panda who is 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 Shifu bitterly held against him 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.
Master Tigress 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.
Master Monkey 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.
Master Viper is a green snake 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.
Master Mantis 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.
Master Crane 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
Kung Fu Council of Gongmen CityThe 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 is shown to be the leader of the Kung Fu Council that protects the metropolis of Gongmen City.
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.
Master Croc is one of the Masters of Gongmen City and member of the Kung Fu Council. He is a crocodile with a spiked metal ball on the tip of his tail and extreme fighting skills both in and out of water.
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.
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 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.
Master Golden Takin is a Kung Fu Master.
Master Leopard is a Kung Fu Master who is briefly featured in the digital comic "Legend of the Legendary Warrior."
Master Dog is a Kung Fu Master who was briefly mentioned.
Master Wolf is a Kung Fu Master who was briefly seen in the digital comic "Legend of the Legendary Warrior."
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