Kung Fu Panda 2 - Analysis - Narrative First
Po's relationships with characters from the series, Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness. Po agreed, but warned her about Tigress being "jealous". If you weren't a Kung Fu Master, then what would you like to do or Tigress returned to the stage as I began to ask more questions. him so I never had a relationship with him because I never met him," Tigress said casually. Master Tigress is one of the main supporting characters of the Kung Fu Panda She also formed an aversion to asking questions, as she had been ridiculed by Tigress' relationship with the Dragon Warrior was initially cold owing to her.
That broke the camel's back. There they were laughing their butts off and over to his side was Tigress just trying her best to ignore them. So Po turned towards the village and said to the others.
That shut them up. Almost immediately, Crane, Viper, Monkey, Mantis all stopped laughing and looked at the ground ashamed.
Po and Tigress started down the mountain while Shifu in the back suppressed his laughing and rubbed his chest. That comment from Po hurt, even him. He and the others knew what he meant, and he did have a point. Shifu regained his composure and said to his students. They kept pushing and Po finally pushed back. They knew what he meant. Tigress, on the other hand, was clueless.
She knew there was some hidden meaning to what Po said, otherwise the others wouldn't have stopped laughing. She just didn't know what. So, when they were a good ways down the mountain Tigress asked, "Po, what did you mean by that? What did you mean by that?
Tigress placed her hand on his shoulder. For some reason, Po's biggest concern with her was whether or not she liked him or not. Why he would even bother with her favoritism was beyond her. Especially after the way she treated him when he first came here. Po sighed and said. At least I know them well enough to help them when I can. They don't know Miss Jun-su and her disabled son, or little Tang with his homeless parents.
The only times they come down here is for bandits, villains, and to represent in festivals! They accuse me of having a relationship with you and they themselves don't have a little relationship with the people they protect!? The only other reason that they come down here for fun and to hang out with me," Po exclaimed. He seemed to calm down. In the begining Po wakes up and is commenting on his action figures of the furious five especially tigress who he tries to immitate her roar. This shows that he admires her as a Kung Fu master although secretly after watching this he does in fact have a little crush on her.
When Po goes to the training hall for the first time he immediately is watching tigress and ends up getting hit in the face when she breaks the swinging club thingy.
Some argue that it was just coincidence but while watching the movie look at Po's face right before he gets hit he has the look of "holy crap she looks beautiful. This might have shocked po but he was finally excepted in his mind. Also watching the Kung Fu panda legends of awsomeness. Why this relationship needs to happen. Tigress makes a comment after one of her comrads broke up with their girl saying that she avoids relationships because of the disruption of ones chi.
I would like to point out the word avoids this is not the same as stay away from or never going to happen so to me another hint. Delivers one to Po in the second film to end their fight over why Po couldn't open up about his problems, and to show him just how much she cares for him. She is later paid back with a Bear Hug. In the the third film, Tigress now sports a long-sleeved yellow tunic with red vine patterns. Tigress has protocol for dealing with a rooster wielding a battle-axe and a banana.
You have to approach from the side holding the battle-axe, because the banana's a decoy. Curtains Match The Windows: She has orange fur since she's a tiger and she also had orange eyes, which becomes even more pronounced during the night. As a child because she couldn't control her Super Strength. If only Shifu had been nicer to her when she was young Often at Po's fanboyism.
Averted when he talks about his adoption issue, which is genuine instead of deadpan. From a bitter Resenter to Po, to close friend with more than a hint of a romantic attraction to him. Depending on the Writer: Tigress changes characterizations between films pretty noticeably; she's back to being The Stoic in Panda 3, a far cry from being One of the Guys in Panda 2.
Po assumes that she can't feel emotional pain in addition to being Made of Iron. She seems taken aback, but is interrupted before she can correct him.
Later, he thinks Tigress is too "hardcore" to understand why he wants to ask Lord Shen about his past. She retorts by lunging at him The hardcore do understand.
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But I can't watch my friend be killed. In her backstory in Secrets of the Furious Five, she was feared by everyone at the orphanage she was raised in because she couldn't control her strength properly. Deliberately invoked and lampshaded.
This is my happy face. She spent twenty years punching the ironwood trees at the Jade Palace to the point where "now, I feel nothing". As Po points out, that is incredibly cool. Doing anything stereotypically feminine is outside her skillset. A more subtle example, as a mix of both this and her Character Development into a more emotive character make Tigress' The Comically Serious traits more evident with each film, to the point she verges as comic relief with Lei Lei in the last half of the third film.
She lets out a couple during the third film's training montage, and even when she doesn't say it, the emotion is all over her face. She acts so cold and aloof because she knows about the trouble Shifu went through with Tai Lung, which means that he hasn't let himself show any emotional attachment towards her and constantly tells her—as well as the rest of the Five—that she can do better, rather than ever say he is proud of what she has already done.
She desperately wants his approval, so is understandably annoyed when Po is selected as the Dragon Warrior with zero training after spending decades of hard work trying to become Shifu's star pupil.
She warms up to him when he goes through Shifu's Training from Hell and still doesn't quit, because he's always modest around all of them, and after he earns the respect of her teammates, though she's the last to show it. Friend to All Children: Being around children brings out her soft side.
Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: The only member of the Five to wear a full outfit. In the first film and the TV series, Tigress is recurrently irritable and standoffish, with Po being the most regular target for her temper. In the later films she lightens up, though remains a Perpetual Frowner. When she was younger, Tigress had issues controlling her temper. It still pops up every now and then. Downplayed; she was very happy that Shifu who trained her to control her brute strength as a child adopted her, but until her adulthood Shifu was very cold to her.
He Is Not My Boyfriend: This exchange in the TV series. So do you love Po?
Is Po your boyfriend? She was raised in an orphanage full of pigs, bunnies, and geese, and she was naturally much bigger and stronger than any of the other children. The fact that she did not know her own strength only made things worse. She gets along well with her teammates, but isn't particularly friendly to any of them. She was adopted by Shifu, a red panda. Jerkass Has a Point: Even Po himself came to agree with her at one point by attempting to run away.
A few throughout Legends of Awesomeness, usually concerning her harshness towards Po. After she lashes out at him again for being unworthy, Po snaps back at her, having only ever wanted to be her friend.
When he later rescues her from the Croc Bandits, she admits remorsefully to being surprised he bothered. A minor one in the third film, after she chastises Po for planning to take on Kai without any strategy and still having not mastered chi, Po eventually laments she is right and he doesn't have what it takes. She suddenly emits a very forlorn, guilty look, clearly having not meant to break down Po like that.
Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Once she warms up to Po, she starts showing a softer side. Lady Looks Like a Dude: In Legends of Awesomeness, Mei Li refers to her as the scary man with stripes.
It becomes a Running Gag. Of the Furious Five, being the most senior member and the most skilled.
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Even after Po takes up the mantle of Dragon Warrior, it's still Tigress who calls the shots and keeps the team from making bad decisions.