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Xiaolin Showdown

Xiaolin Showdown aired on WB Kids 2003 - 2006. But on Cartoon Network it aired 2006 - November 2007. Young martial arts students Omi, Kimiko, Raimundo and Clay quest to find magical artifacts before they fall into the hands of evildoers trying to amass enough power to take over the world. Xiaolin Showdown is an American animated television series that aired on Kids' WB and was created by Christy Hui. Set in a world where martial arts battles and Eastern magic are commonplace, the series follows four young Xiaolin warriors in training who battle the Heylin forces of evil. They do this by protecting Shen Gong Wu (ancient artifacts that have great magical powers) from villains that would use them to conquer the world. Typical episodes revolve around a specific Shen Gong Wu being revealed which results in both sides racing to find it. Episodes usually reach a head when one good and one evil character must challenge each other to a magical duel called a Xiaolin Showdown for possession of the artifact.

Originally airing on the Kids' WB block of programming on WB Network from 2003 to 2006, the series ran for 3 seasons and 52 episodes. Reruns also aired on Cartoon Network from 2006 to 2007 and on Boomerang from 2015 to 2018.

A follow-up series, Xiaolin Chronicles, previewed on August 26, 2013, on Disney XD. It began its long-term run on September 14 the same year, but ran for only one season and 26 episodes, later ending on Netflix on July 1, 2015, in the U.S.

Xiaolin Chronicles

Xiaolin Chronicles started airing August 26, 2013 and ended July 1, 2015. Original network

Gulli / Canal J (France)

Disney XD (episode 1-20)

Netflix (episode 21-26)

  • Xiaolin Chronicles started airing on CN 2014 - 2017.

Omi, Kimiko, and Clay have recently risen to the rank of Shoku Warrior except for Raimundo (who attained the rank previously), where they must continue to uphold their duty of finding and collecting all of the mystical Shen Gong Wu artifacts before the evil Heylin forces do. They are joined by a recruit from Europe named Ping Pong, who competes with a mysterious girl named Willow for the position of Xiaolin Apprentice. Through the events of the show's pilot, the monks learn that Willow is evil, and is the apprentice to the formidable Heylin warrior Chase Young. She and Chase destroy the temple and take all the Shen Gong Wu. With their temple destroyed, the monks must search for a new temple, while still trying to collect all the Shen Gong Wu and protecting the world from the likes of Chase Young and the villainous Jack Spicer.

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Characters

Main Article: Xiaolin Showdown/Characters

Main characters

  • Omi (voiced by Tara Strong) – The Xiaolin Dragon of Water, Omi is the main protagonist of the series and was the first dragon-in-training to train with Master Fung. At times Omi can be selfish and boastful, and often learns lessons of humility. Having been raised in the monastery, he is naïve about the outside world. As a running gag, Omi routinely confuses idiomatic phrases, from simple changes to lacking any resemblance to the original phrase whatsoever. Omi's signature moves are Tsunami Strike-Water, Tornado Strike-Water, and Wudai-Neptune Water. His Wudai Weapon is the Shimo Staff, and his elemental Shen Gong Wu is the Kaijin Charm. His preferred Shen Gong Wu is the Orb of Tornami (referred to as the Orb of Torpedo in Chronicles) as it is a water Shen Gong Wu. He turned evil when he returned from the Ying-Yang world to join Chase Young on the Heylin side. He receives Master Monk Guan's famous Spear of Guan
  • Raimundo Pedrosa (voiced by Tom Kenny) – The Xiaolin Dragon of Wind, Raimundo is stubborn and self-centered, but also does anything to protect his friends. Raimundo is street-smart and the group's self-proclaimed rebel, later becoming the leader of the group and he comes from Brazil, from the city of Rio de Janeiro. He joins the Heylin side twice in the series (once out of envy of the success of his friends, and a second time as a ploy to take Shen Gong Wu and the Treasure of the Blind Swordsman from Hannibal Roy Bean). He receives a copy of Master Monk Guan's favorite Spear of Guan. Raimundo's signature moves are Typhoon Boom-Wind and Wudai-Star Wind. His preferred Shen Gong Wu is the Sword of the Storm (referred to as the Sword of Lucida in Chronicles). His Wudai Weapon is the Blade of the Nebula, and his elemental Shen Gong Wu is the Crest of the Condor. He is named Shoku Warrior in the final episode.
  • Kimiko Tohomiko (voiced by Grey DeLisle) – The Xiaolin Dragon of Fire, Kimiko Tohomiko is the sole female member of the team. Kimiko is the most tech-savvy member of the team and comes from Japan. Kimiko also changes hairstyles and outfits in almost every episode. Kimiko's signature moves are Judolette Flip-Fire and Wudai-Mars Fire. Her preferred Shen Gong Wu is the Star Hanabi (referred to as the Hanabi Star in Chronicles), her Wudai Weapon is the Arrow Sparrow, and her elemental Shen Gong Wu is the Cat's Eye Draco. She has the shortest temper, generally at even the slightest provocation. She can however be extremely focused and ignore outer, annoying distractions. This is evidenced when she wields the Tangle Web Comb, said by Master Fung to require high levels of concentration.
  • Clay Bailey (voiced by Jeff Bennett) – The Xiaolin Dragon of Earth, Clay is the team muscle and a homegrown Texas cowboy. Clay sometimes speaks in "cowboy slang", and uses metaphors. Because of his good gentleman manners, he never fights girls. He also has a bad case of stage fright. His large size and sensible demeanor belittle his good-humored and gentle nature. The only time he gets really mad is if someone takes or destroys his beloved cowboy hat. Clay has a sister named Jessie who is an outlaw and leader of the Black Vipers. Clay's signature moves are Seismic Kick-Earth and Wudai-Crater Earth. His preferred Shen Gong Wu are the Fist of Tebigong (referred to as the Fist of the Iron Bear in Chronicles) and the Third-Arm Sash. His Wudai Weapon is the Big Bang Meteorang, and his elemental Shen Gong Wu is the Longhorn Taurus.
  • Dojo Kanojo Cho (voiced by Wayne Knight) – A shapeshifting Chinese dragon. The Xiaolin warriors' main mode of transportation and wise-cracking advisor, Dojo can sense Shen Gong Wu. He has no hind legs and is normally about 1.5 feet long, but when the situation requires it, he can shift into a full-sized 40-foot dragon. He has served Grand Master Dashi. Dojo is often seen around Clay in the show; hanging around his arm, sitting on his shoulder or inside his cowboy hat or around Omi, Raimundo, Kimiko and Master Fung. When Dojo is out of commission, the Xiaolin Warriors use an aircraft Shen Gong Wu called the Silver Manta Ray, or the other transport Shen Gong Wu such as the Crouching Cougar, the Shen-Ga-Roo, or the Tunnel Armadillo.
  • Jack Spicer (voiced by Danny Cooksey) – The Xiaolin Warriors' first nemesis. Jack Spicer is notable for his robotic engineering, long rants, overuse of the word "evil" and his repetitive self-proclamation of "evil boy genius". He is responsible for releasing Wuya from the puzzle box that Grand Master Dashi locked her in, and aids her in finding Shen Gong Wu to conquer the world. Jack has aided the Xiaolin Warriors on occasion, and does show occasional leanings toward good. However, he always winds up back on the evil side. As a reflection of his character, his preferred Shen Gong Wu is the Monkey Staff (referred to as the Monkey Sphere in Chronicles), which was the only Shen Gong Wu he is left with at the end of the series.
  • Wuya (voiced by Susan Silo) – A 1500-year-old Heylin witch who serves as the principal antagonist to the Xiaolin. After being imprisoned in a puzzle box by Grand Master Dashi for 1,500 years, Wuya's physical form was destroyed. Her goal is to use the Shen Gong Wu to regain a tangible body along with her magical powers, which happens at the end of season one with the help of Raimundo, the Serpent's Tail and the Reversing Mirror and with the help of Chase Young in season two and season three. She, like Dojo, has the ability to sense a Shen Gong Wu's appearance, but does not need the Scroll of the Shen Gong Wu to determine what it does. At one point she leaves Jack to take on Raimundo as a partner, but after much debate he returns to the path of good.
  • Chase Young (voiced by Jason Marsden) – A villain introduced in the second season as an even bigger evil threat than Jack. He himself was turned to the Heylin side when Hannibal Bean convinced him to drink the Lao Mang Long Soup in return for remaining forever young. Chase Young controls an army of therianthropic warriors, trapped in the form of jungle cats, and has the ability to shapeshift into a humanoid lizard-like creature. Chase rarely uses Shen Gong Wu in battle since he claims it distracts him from honing his martial arts skills. During the second season of the show, Chase plots to turn Omi to the Heylin side as part of a plot to rule the world. He succeeds, but later releases Omi as a matter of honor.
  • Ping Pong (voiced by Tara Strong) - The 5th monk chosen at the Xiaolin Temple as Xiaolin Dragon of the Wood, Ping Pong is the first new character introduced in this series. Ping Pong resembles Omi, but younger & wearing big green glasses. His birth name is "Boris Antonio Rolf Jean-Pierre Gaulle LeGrand IV". Due to his long name, Omi decides to call him "Ping Pong". As his protégé, Omi refers to Ping Pong as his "little gecko". In his backstory, Ping Pong grew up in Europe as a speedy errand boy delivering messages to monasteries throughout Europe. He was soon inspired by hearing legends of the Xiaolin monks and decides to join them on their adventures. His main abilities are his running speed and fast moves. Ping Pong came in Xiaolin Chronicles.

Supporting characters

  • Master Fung (voiced by René Auberjonois in season 1 and Maurice LaMarche in seasons 2-3) The Xiaolin Warrior's Master, trainer, and guide, Master Fung is mortified by his charges' behavior at times. He also is nearly always calm, despite the Warriors' behavior and mistakes.
  • Master Monk Guan (voiced by Jeff Bennett) – A legendary Tai chi master who has traveled the world a dozen times, and has defeated many opponents using only his famous Spear of Guan which was later given to Omi but gives his favorite copy of the Spear of Guan to Raimundo. He makes his first appearance in the series by trading Dojo to Chase Young, who intended to use him in his Lau Mang Long soup, to get his Spear of Guan back. He also aids the young monks in combat training. He has his own temple on a cliffside near the ocean, where the young monks stay and store Shen Gong Wu while he trains them.
  • Grandmaster Dashi (voiced by Tom Kenny) – The grandmaster Xiaolin monk, who imprisoned Wuya in a puzzle box 1500 years ago. He appeared along Dojo when Omi traveled to the past, seeking a second puzzle box. He was friends with Master Monk Guan and Chase Young, and met Omi when he assisted the three in the battle against Wuya.
  • Hannibal Roy Bean (voiced by Tom Kenny) – Hannibal is a small, bean-shaped demon who spends his time plotting evil and world domination. He is first shown imprisoned in the Ying-Yang world by Chase Young, but tricks the Xiaolin warriors into releasing him. His "primary" Shen Gong Wu is the Moby Morpher, which he uses to shapeshift into other forms and change size, and travels on his bird, Ying-Ying.

Episodes

Main Article: List of Xiaolin Showdown episodes

Xiaolin Showdown ran 3 seasons totaling 52 episodes from November 1, 2003 to May 13, 2006 on Kids WB'. The series also aired in re-runs on Cartoon Network beginning on 2006 and ending September 15, 2007.

CN Marathon

Main Article: Xiaolin Showdown Throwdown

The Xiaolin Showdown Throwdown marathon was a 7-hour Xiaolin Showdown marathon that aired on January 27, 2007, from 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM. The marathon included all the Xiaolin Showdown episodes.

At 7:00 PM, the marathon was followed by the Naruto Marathon on Toonami.

Cartoon Network's January 27, 2007. schedule: https://cnas.fandom.com/wiki/January_27,_2007

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