Li Shang

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Li Shang

Li Shang KHII.png


Katakana リー・シャン Other Emblem.png
Rōmaji Rī Shan
Voice actors (Ja:) Shintarō Sonooka
(En:) B. D. Wong
Homeworld The Land of Dragons
Origin Mulan (1998)
Game Kingdom Hearts II
Li Shang

Kingdom Hearts II
Mulan (1998)

A talented young officer whose father is a distinguished general in the Imperial Army.

Captain Shang has to train a disorganized group of recruits who've been drafted to help fight the Huns. He sure is a stickler for discipline, so he must have his hands full getting his inexperienced troops into shape.

Li Shang is a character in Kingdom Hearts II. He is the captain of the Chinese Imperial Army of the Land of Dragons sent out to defeat Shan-Yu, as well as the love interest of Mulan.

Story[edit]

Kingdom Hearts II[edit]

Li Shang is the captain of the Chinese army, assigned to protect China from falling into the hands of Shan-Yu.

He is initially cold towards Ping (who is Mulan in disguise) because of "his" vast shortcomings in terms of fighting, but learns to trust "him" after "he" causes a mountain of snow to fall down on Shan-Yu and his army. However, Mushu accidentally lets the truth slip and Shang realizes that Ping is actually Fa Mulan. Though she is supposed to be sentenced to death, he spares her life.

When it turns out that Shan-Yu is alive and heading for the Imperial City, Mulan tries to warn him, but he refuses to listen until he sees the truth for himself. He then rescues The Emperor and thanks Mulan, Sora, Donald and Goofy for their help in protecting their country and ultimately defeating Shan-Yu. It is at this time when Shang discovers his romantic feelings for Mulan, but is still unable to express them properly, much to the Emperor's amusement.

Upon Sora's second visit, a black hooded man visits the Emperor and easily defeats Shang. After Mulan, Sora, Donald, and Goofy defeat the Storm Rider Heartless, Mulan becomes Shang's partner in protecting their world and their Emperor, much to their pleasure. Sora also learns from the Emperor's description that the hooded man may have been his friend Riku, which puts Shang somewhat at ease.

Some time after Sora returns to Destiny Islands, Shang meets with Mulan and shares a romantic moment—until they are interrupted by Chien Po, Yao, and Ling, who were spying on them.

Appearance[edit]

Li Shang has a muscular build and is protected by Chinese armor. The armor is predominantly black, as are his shoes, legs guards, and gauntlets. Shang wears a white shirt and grey pants under the armor, the former of which reaches his knees. His armor seems to leave his elbows and most of his thighs exposed. His jet-black hair is tied back into a topknot with red cloth and he wears a billowing red cape. Shang's sword sheath is tied to the left side of what seems to be another, grey piece of armor that covers his abdomen.

Personality[edit]

Li Shang is the highly capable captain of the Chinese army. He has a strict, no-nonsense demeanor, followed by being very adamant and dedicated to his cause. He is often found putting duty before his feelings. Despite his harsh exterior, Shang is relatively kind, as seen in expelling Mulan from the army instead of killing her, since she had previously saved his life.

Origin[edit]

Li Shang made his first appearance in Disney's 1998 animated feature Mulan. He is chosen by the General (his father) to train the new recruits, while the General himself takes the veteran warriors to the front lines to battle Shan-Yu. Shang's first job as Captain is to break up a fight between "Ping", Yao, and Ling. He is shown to take his job very seriously as he wants to prove to the Emperor's adviser that he can handle the position of Captain. When he finds out "Ping" is a woman he kicks her out of the army instead of killing her, because he still has some respect for her and she saved his life during Shan-Yu's attack at the mountain. Although he seemed very angry when he was dealing with Mulan being a woman, Shang was later shown helping Mulan with her plan to defeat Shan-Yu at the Imperial Palace. Together they killed Shan-Yu and after revealed their love to each other.

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