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Xiaolin Showdown

The main characters riding Dojo, clockwise from bottom: Omi, Kimiko, Raimundo, and Clay.
Format Animated television series
Created by Christy Hui
Warner Bros. Animation
Starring Tara Strong as Omi
Grey DeLisle as Kimiko
Tom Kenny as Raimundo/Hannibal Roybean
Jeff Bennett as Clay
Danny Cooksey as Jack Spicer
Wayne Knight as Dojo
Maurice LaMarche
Susan Silo as Wuya
Jason Marsden as Chase Young
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 52 (List of episodes)
Production
Running time 22 minutes approx.
Broadcast
Original channel Kids' WB! (United States domestic)
Cartoon Network (worldwide reruns)
Original run 2003-11-012006-05-13
External links
IMDb profile

Xiaolin Showdown was an American animated television series that currently airs on Cartoon Network. Set in a world where Martial Arts battles and Eastern Magic are common place, the series follows four young warriors in training that battle the forces of evil. They do this by protecting Shen Gong Wu (ancient artifacts that possess great magical powers) from villains (witches, mad scientists, evil warlords) that would use them to conquer the world. Image File history File links Like-A-Rock. ... An animated series or cartoon series is a television series produced by means of animation. ... Christy Hui is the Chinese creator of Xiaolin Showdown. ... Warner Bros. ... Tara Lynn Charendoff-Strong (b. ... Grey DeLisle (born August 24, 1973 in Fort Ord, California) is an American singer, songwriter, and voice actress of Irish, Dutch and Hispanic descent. ... This article has been illustrated as part of WikiProject WikiWorld. ... Jeffrey Glenn Bennett (born October 2, 1962) is a well-known voice actor in cartoons, movies and games. ... Danny Cooksey Danny Cooksey (born November 27, 1975 in Moore, Oklahoma) is a musician, actor and voice actor. ... Wayne Knight (born August 7, 1955) is an American actor, known for his roles as Newman in the TV sitcom Seinfeld, Dennis Nedry in Jurassic Park, and as police officer Don Orville in the sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun. ... Maurice LaMarche (born March 30, 1958 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian voice actor and former stand up comedian. ... Susan Silo is an American voice actress who does voices in cartoons and commercials. ... Jason Christopher Marsden (born January 3, 1975 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA) is an American screen and voice actor largely known for numerous voice roles in animated films, as well as various television series. ... This is a complete list of Xiaolin Showdown episodes. ... Kids WB! is the Saturday morning cartoon portion of the WB Television Networks programming. ... For Cartoon Network outside of the United States, see Cartoon Network around the world. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 133rd day of the year (134th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... An animated series or cartoon series is a television series produced by means of animation. ... For Cartoon Network outside of the United States, see Cartoon Network around the world. ... // The Shen Gong Wu (Chinese language: 神工物) are fictional mystical artifacts possessing magical powers featured in the animated television series Xiaolin Showdown. ... This article is about artifacts in fantasy and roleplaying. ... Alexander the Great Philip II of Spain Napoleon Bonaparte For other uses, see World domination (disambiguation). ...


Originally airing on the Kids WB! block of programming on WB Network in 2003, the series ran for 3 seasons and 52 episodes. 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. The WB Television Network, casually referred to as The WB, is a television network in the United States, founded as a joint venture between the Warner Bros. ... The WB Television Network is a television network in the United States, founded as a joint venture between the Warner Bros. ...

Contents

Background

Creation

Xiaolin Showdown was created by Christy Hui and co-produced by executive producer Sander Schwartz, supervising producer Eric Radomski and producers Bill Motz and Bob Roth and was developed by Warner Bros. Animation.[1] The first episode of Xiaolin Showdown was developed over three years following its conception[2] and premiered November 1, 2003. Christy Hui is the Chinese creator of Xiaolin Showdown. ... is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Series creator Christy Hui has stated that despite the growing popularity of anime in the United States, she preferred to create a show that was a "fusion of Eastern and Western culture", and this is evident in her work. Xiaolin Showdown shows subtle influences of Eastern art, action, and philosophy but also includes very Western characters and humor.[3]


Following the success of its first season a second twenty four episode season was ordered and a third after that resulting in 3 seasons and 52 episodes. Despite heavy promotion in other media, including Postopia, a trading card game, and a video game, Warner Bros have not shown any signs of broadcasting a fourth season. Cartoon Network is airing the series, but episodes that they claim to be new are solely new to that network, and not the series as a whole. Post Cereals, formerly Postum Cereals was founded by C. W. Post. ... Collectible card games (CCGs), also called customizable card games or trading card games, are played using specially designed sets of cards. ... Computer and video games redirects here. ... For Cartoon Network outside of the United States, see Cartoon Network around the world. ...


Premise

Four young Xiaolin monks, Omi, flashy street smart Brazilian Raimundo, J-pop technophile Kimiko from Japan, and the kung-fu cowboy Clay from Texas have been chosen by the temple's head monk, Master Fung, to become the Xiaolin Dragons of legend. Their task is to find and protect the sacred Shen Gong Wu from being taken by the forces of evil and put to ill use. The Shen Gong Wu give the user unique supernatural powers, that can be used for good or evil. J-pop (or Jpop) is an abbreviation of Japanese pop. ... Technophilia is, in its simplest definition, a strong enthusiasm for technology, especially newer technologies such as computers, the Internet, cell phones and home theater. ... // The Shen Gong Wu (Chinese language: 神工物) are fictional mystical artifacts possessing magical powers featured in the animated television series Xiaolin Showdown. ...


Plot Summary

Fifteen hundred years in the past, evil almost overtook the world. The master Xiaolin Monk Grand Master Dashi was able to suppress each these threats with the use of his magical tools, the Shen Gong Wu. Ultimately he was able to trap the evil Heylin witch Wuya in a small wooden puzzle box which led to 1500 years of peace.


In the present day, four young people from across the globe are brought together at the modern Xiaolin temple to prepare for their destined lives as the legendary Xiaolin Dragons. The would be world-conqueror Jack Spicer releases Wuya from her prison, and the Shen Gong Wu begin to reveal themselves to both parties.


The story follows the monks as they train and hone their skills, while countering ever greater evil threats. Eventually new enemies surface in the form of Chase Young and Hannibal Bean, who may not be looking for Shen Gong Wu but do have agendas of world domination.


Characters

Xiaolin Showdown features a large cast, many of whom only appear in one episode and occasionally return for cameos or for single episodes later in the series. While supporting characters are often one dimensional and serve an immediate purpose in the episode in which they appear, main characters are often well developed with strengths and flaws that become present as the series progresses. // This is a list of major characters from the animated television series Xiaolin Showdown. ... A cameo role or cameo appearance (often shortened to just cameo) is a brief appearance of a known person in a work of the performing arts, such as plays, films, video games and television. ...


Main Characters

Omi (Tara Strong): The Xiaolin Dragon of Water, Omi 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. Like Raimundo, Omi once joined the Heylin. Having been raised in the monastery, he is naive 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. In one situation, Raimundo used Omi's inability to recite idioms as an analogy as to how they would defeat Jack Spicer - "What Omi did to that sentence is what we're going to do to you!". Image File history File links Omi. ... // This is a list of major characters from the animated television series Xiaolin Showdown. ... Tara Lynn Charendoff-Strong (b. ... The running gag is a popular hallmark of comic and serious forms of entertainment. ... An idiom is an expression (i. ...

'Raimundo Pedrosa (Tom Kenny): The Xiaolin Dragon of Wind, Raimundo may be stubborn but he will do anything to protect his friends. Raimundo is street-smart and the group's self proclaimed rebel. He has joined the Heylin side twice (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 Bean). He was named team leader in the episode Time After Time (Part 2), the last Xiaolin Showdown episode. Image File history File links RaimundoPedrosa. ... // This is a list of major characters from the animated television series Xiaolin Showdown. ... This article has been illustrated as part of WikiProject WikiWorld. ... Hannibal Roy Bean is a fictional character from the animated television series Xiaolin Showdown. ...

Kimiko Tohomiko (Grey DeLisle): The Xiaolin Dragon of Fire, Kimiko Tohomiko is the only female member of the team. Kimiko is the most techno-savvy member of the team. Kimiko also changes hairstyles and outfits almost every episode. Her preferred Shen Gong Wu is the Star Hanabi, her Wudai Weapon is the Arrow Sparrow, and her elemental Shen Gong Wu is the Cat's Eye Draco. She has the hottest temper, generally at even the slightest provocation. Image File history File links Kimikotohomiko. ... // This is a list of major characters from the animated television series Xiaolin Showdown. ... Grey DeLisle (born August 24, 1973 in Fort Ord, California) is an American singer, songwriter, and voice actress of Irish, Dutch and Hispanic descent. ...

Clay Bailey (Jeff Bennett): The Xiaolin Dragon of Earth, Clay Bailey is the team muscle and a homegrown Texas cowboy. Clay sometimes speaks in "cowboy slang," and uses metaphors. His large size and sensible demeanor belie his good-humored and gentle nature. Clay has a sister named Jessie who is an outlaw and leader of the Black Vipers. His preferred Shen Gong Wu are the Fist of Tebigong and the Third-Arm Sash, his Wudai Weapon is the Big Bang Meteorang, and his elemental Shen Gong Wu is the Longhorn Taurus. Image File history File links Clay_Bailey. ... // This is a list of major characters from the animated television series Xiaolin Showdown. ... Jeffrey Glenn Bennett (born October 2, 1962) is a well-known voice actor in cartoons, movies and games. ...

Dojo Kanojo Cho (Wayne Knight): A shapeshifting dragon. The Xiaolin warriors' main mode of transportation and wisdom 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, as Omi sees him when Jack sent him back in time to find another puzzle box to trap Wuya. 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. Image File history File links DojoKanojoCho. ... // This is a list of major characters from the animated television series Xiaolin Showdown. ... Wayne Knight (born August 7, 1955) is an American actor, known for his roles as Newman in the TV sitcom Seinfeld, Dennis Nedry in Jurassic Park, and as police officer Don Orville in the sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun. ... For other uses, see Shapeshifting (disambiguation). ... Japanese name Hiragana: KyÅ«jitai: Shinjitai: Korean name Hangul: Hanja: Thai name Thai: Vietnamese name Quốc ngữ: Hán tá»±: The Chinese dragon is a Chinese mythical creature, depicted as a long, scaled, snake-like creature with four claws. ...

Jack Spicer (Danny Cooksey): The Xiaolin Warriors' first and most annoying 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 was responsible for releasing Wuya from the puzzle box 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. It was the only Shen Gong Wu he is left with at the end of the series. Image File history File links JackSpicerXiaolinShowdown. ... // This is a list of major characters from the animated television series Xiaolin Showdown. ... Danny Cooksey Danny Cooksey (born November 27, 1975 in Moore, Oklahoma) is a musician, actor and voice actor. ...

Wuya (Susan Silo): A 1500-year-old Heylin witch who inspired Jack to partake in the Shen Gong Wu hunt. 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 and along with it her magical powers. 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 partner but after much debate he returns to the path of good. Image File history File links DaysPast_Wuya. ... // This is a list of major characters from the animated television series Xiaolin Showdown. ... Susan Silo is an American voice actress who does voices in cartoons and commercials. ...


Chase Young (Jason Marsden): Introduced in the second season as an even bigger threat than both Wuya and Jack. Chase Young controls an army of therianthropic warriors, trapped in the form of jungle cats, and has the ability to turn into a reptilian creature. Chase rarely uses Shen Gong Wu to 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 releases Omi as a matter of honor. He himself was turned to evil when Hannibal Bean convinced him to drink the Lao Mang Long Soup. // This is a list of major characters from the animated television series Xiaolin Showdown. ... Jason Christopher Marsden (born January 3, 1975 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA) is an American screen and voice actor largely known for numerous voice roles in animated films, as well as various television series. ... Therianthropy is a generic term for any transformation of a human into an animal form, either as a part of mythology or as a spiritual concept. ...


Hannibal Roy Bean (Tom Kenny): Hannibal is a mutated bean that spends his time plotting evil and world domination. He was once imprisoned in the Ying-Yang world, but took the form of Jack and was able to convince the Xiaolin warriors to release him. He possesses the Moby Morpher which he uses to shape-shift into more threatening forms and travels on the Ying-Ying Bird. About 1,500 years ago, Hannibal succeeded in corrupting Chase Young by playing on his insecurities and convincing him to drink the Lao Mange Long Soup to gain power. // This is a list of major characters from the animated television series Xiaolin Showdown. ... This article has been illustrated as part of WikiProject WikiWorld. ...


Supporting Characters

Master Fung (Rene Auberjonois in season 1, Maurice LaMarche onwards): The Xiaolin Warrior's Master, trainer, and guide, Master Fung can get mortified by his charges' behavior at times. He also is nearly always calm, despite the Warriors' behavior and mistakes. // This is a list of major characters from the animated television series Xiaolin Showdown. ... René Murat Auberjonois (born June 1, 1940 in New York City) is an American actor best known for his early 1980s role as Clayton Endicott III on the television show Benson and his role as Odo on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. ... Maurice LaMarche (born March 30, 1958 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian voice actor and former stand up comedian. ...


Master Monk Guan (Jeff Bennett): A Xiaolin Master that has mastered all forms of Tai Chi. He holds the Spear of Guan, a powerful staff. He temporarily looks over the Xiaolin Warriors' training. When Omi once used the Sands of Time to prevent Chase Young from becoming evil, he saw that Master Monk Guan turned to the Heylin side instead. // This is a list of major characters from the animated television series Xiaolin Showdown. ... Jeffrey Glenn Bennett (born October 2, 1962) is a well-known voice actor in cartoons, movies and games. ... Tai chi chuan (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; Hanyu Pinyin: tàijíquán; Wade-Giles: tai4 chi2 chüan2) is an internal Chinese martial art often practiced with the aim of promoting health and longevity. ...


Jermaine: A streetwise basketball player from New York that helped Omi to obtain the Serpent's Tail. At one time, Jermaine was on the Heylin side without knowing it, during which period he was once Chase Young's apprentice. He knows as many skills as Omi and when he joined the Heylin team temporarily, he was made a Wudai Warrior by Chase. He has not been seen in the series since. // This is a list of major characters from the animated television series Xiaolin Showdown. ...


Grand Master Dashi (Tom Kenny): The Greatest Xiaolin Dragon that ever lived (so far) trapped Wuya in a puzzle box 1,500 years ago. He also is the creator of all of the Shen Gong Wu. In "Days Past", he hints as to the fact that Omi will become a Grand Master Xiaolin Dragon one day. // This is a list of major characters from the animated television series Xiaolin Showdown. ... This article has been illustrated as part of WikiProject WikiWorld. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ...


Katnappe: A crafty cat burglar with many Catwoman references, Katnappe has made numerous appearances in about 4 episodes. Katnappe also has a large collection of cats in her home, including genetically modified kittens that she often uses as weapons/henchmen. However, when she does ally herself with the Heylin, she is not exactly trustworthy or loyal. // This is a list of major characters from the animated television series Xiaolin Showdown. ...


Tubbimura (Maurice LaMarche): Tubbimura is an extremely fat ninja who is surprisingly agile and can manipulate his folds of fat like a gelatinous blob. Tubbimura was hired by Jack to retrieve the Sword of the Storm. Tubbimura occasionally does odd jobs for the Heylin whenever possible. // This is a list of major characters from the animated television series Xiaolin Showdown. ... Maurice LaMarche (born March 30, 1958 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian voice actor and former stand up comedian. ...


Vlad (Tom Kenny): A street vendor from Russia who joins the Xiaolin Warriors, but he truly had joined with Jack Spicer and he helped steal various unknown Shen Gong Wu. He was seen in the crystal glasses episode along with a couple other episodes. // This is a list of major characters from the animated television series Xiaolin Showdown. ... This article has been illustrated as part of WikiProject WikiWorld. ...


The Chameleon-Bot: One of Jack Spicer's robots, the Chameleon-Bot is Jack's strongest robot and a master of disguise. It is able to take the forms of the Xiaolin Warriors, Master Fung, Jack Spicer, Wuya, and others and is able to extend its arms and spin his waist. It was originally used to disguise itself as Kimiko so it could steal the Xiaolin's Shen Gong Wu. However, Omi stopped it. // This is a list of major characters from the animated television series Xiaolin Showdown. ...


PandaBubba (Kevin Michael Richardson): A crooked syndicate boss, PandaBubba was planning to use the Shen Gong Wu to take over Hong Kong's Underground Crime World, a plan that did not go well with the monks and Jack Spicer. He looks like a big panda bear (hence the name). PandaBubba made 2 appearances in the series (Pandatown, & The Return of PandaBubba). He fought Kimiko and Raimundo for Shen Gong Wu but both monks retrieved the Shen Gong Wu back to the Xiaolin side. // This is a list of major characters from the animated television series Xiaolin Showdown. ... Kevin Michael Richardson (born October 25, 1964 in The Bronx, New York) is an American voice actor and actor, one of the most prominent voice actors in the field. ...


Mala Mala Jong: Mala Mala Jong is an indestructible warrior composed out of the Helmet of Jong, the Third-Arm Sash, the Shroud of Shadows, the Fist of Tebigong, the Eye of Dashi, the Two-Ton Tunic, the Jetbootsu and most importantly, the Heart of Jong, all held together by a field of either fire or plasma. Jong can be summoned at will or automatically summoned every 1,000 years. With the Ring of the Nine Dragons, Mala Mala Jong can split into 4 different beings that made up the Fearsome Four. Since Mala Mala Jong is composed of Shen Gong Wu, he can be controlled through the Emperor Scorpion. // This is a list of major characters from the animated television series Xiaolin Showdown. ...


Cyclops (Jeff Bennett): He is an enormous, fat, red, and dim-witted giant. Because of his single eye, he has no depth perception, and can be quite clumsy. He can also fire a beam of destructive dark energy from his eye. // This is a list of major characters from the animated television series Xiaolin Showdown. ... Jeffrey Glenn Bennett (born October 2, 1962) is a well-known voice actor in cartoons, movies and games. ...


Mystical elements

Shen Gong Wu

Main article: Shen Gong Wu

The focus of the series is on collecting the fictional Shen Gong Wu, mystical artifacts that have magical powers, activated by an action of will combined with saying the artifact's name aloud. Wuya's activation caused Shen Gong Wu to reveal themselves. // The Shen Gong Wu (Chinese language: 神工物) are fictional mystical artifacts possessing magical powers featured in the animated television series Xiaolin Showdown. ...


Xiaolin Showdowns

In Xiaolin Showdown, when more than one person grabs a Shen Gong Wu at the same time, a Xiaolin Showdown occurs. In this namesake competition, each side wagers a Shen Gong Wu he/she already owns. In some cases, the competitors invoke a Shen Yi Bu Dare, where multiple (usually two) Shen Gong Wu are wagered. The winner obtains all of the Shen Gong Wu fought for, totaling five Shen Gong Wu. In some cases, when more than two people touch a Shen Gong Wu at once, a different kind of Xiaolin Showdown occurs: the Showdown Trio is a three person free-for-all, a Xiaolin Showdown Tsunami is either a two-on-two or a four person free-for-all Showdown, and an Eight-Way Xiaolin Showdown is a four-on-four Showdown. One can also call for a Cosmic Clash Showdown, allowing the caller to bring more people into the Showdown who did not touch the Shen Gong Wu. Generally, the competitors in a Xiaolin Showdown of any type use the Shen Gong Wu that they wagered to compete with. However, there have been instances where a Shen Gong Wu not wagered was used in the Xiaolin Showdown, as in "The Last Temptation of Raimundo" when Wuya used the Shroud of Shadows against the Xiaolin Warriors while she was possessing Raimundo. Such actions are considered cheating. The Last Temptation of Raimundo is the thirty-first episode of the animated television series Xiaolin Showdown created by Christy Hui. ...


The challenge in a Xiaolin Showdown can be anything, but most commonly is some sort of race to the Shen Gong Wu. When the Showdown is called, the world warps around the competitors and by-standers, and the terrain they are on becomes an extreme extent, such as a mountainside becoming a field of rock pillars, or a snowfield becoming a large snowboarding course. Some Showdowns have also affected those involved, such as gaining weight for a sumo wrestling showdown. Other contests have been games of tag, basketball, or combat. The challenge officially begins after the change, and when both (or all) combatants yell "Gong Yi Tanpai!" Then the decided contest starts. When one is victorious, the terrain returns to normal, and the winner gains possession of all of the wagered Shen Gong Wu. A sumo match Sumo (相撲 Sumō), or sumo wrestling, is today a competition contact sport wherein two wrestlers or rikishi face off in a circular area. ...


"Gong Yi Tanpai!" is a pseudo-Chinese way of saying "Ready, Set, Go!". Tanpai means "showdown" in Chinese, Gong is Chinese for "begin" as to attack, and Yi means "the" in Chinese, so it literally means "Begin the showdown!"


Influences

Cultural references

Taijitu

Stylized taijitu (more commonly known as the yin-yang) can be seen in nearly every episode, as yin and yang are important beliefs in Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism. The taijitu can be seen as part of the special animation of martial arts techniques, and when a Shen Gong Wu is used. A commonly used version of the Taijitu The Taijitu of Zhou Dun-yi. ... Japanese name Kanji: Hiragana: Vietnamese name Vietnamese: In Chinese philosophy the yin and yang (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ) are generalized descriptions of the antitheses or mutual correlations in human perceptions of phenomena in the natural world, combining to create a unity of opposites in the theory of the Taiji. ... Japanese name Kanji: Hiragana: Vietnamese name Vietnamese: In Chinese philosophy the yin and yang (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ) are generalized descriptions of the antitheses or mutual correlations in human perceptions of phenomena in the natural world, combining to create a unity of opposites in the theory of the Taiji. ... A statue of the Sakyamuni Buddha in Tawang Gompa, India. ... Taoism (or Daoism) is the English name referring to a variety of related Chinese philosophical traditions and concepts. ... A Confucian temple in Wuwei, Peoples Republic of China. ...


Forehead dots

In Buddhist culture, dots or markings are made on a monks forehead or brow chakra to indicate the mystical third eye, and symbolizes spiritual wisdom. This marking helps serve as a reminder to the monk to focus their energies toward achieving higher understanding of the world around them. In the series, the dots that appear on the aforementioned characters have never been explained. For the Naruto jutsu, see Chakra (Naruto). ... 17th century representation of the third eye connection to the higher worlds by alchemist Robert Fludd. ...


Several characters are seen with such dots on their forehead. Omi has nine white dots, in three rows of three. Master Monk Guan has six yellow dots, two rows of three standing on the width. One of the elder monks in the Xiaolin Temple had the same pattern as Master Monk Guan, as seen in the episode with the Sapphire Dragon. When Master Monk Guan showed Omi the scroll that showed a large shadow along with a goat-demon enslaving Chase Young to evil, the shadow had four dots as a square in his debut. Four is considered an unlucky number in Chinese culture because the Mandarin and Cantonese word for four sounds like the word for death. In Chinese culture, certain numbers are believed by some to be auspicious (吉利) or inauspicious (不利) based on the Chinese word that the number name sounds similar to. ...


When he left behind his good chi in the Ying-Yang and world was turned to evil, Omi's forehead dots turned into red dots balancing on a corner. When Omi turned into a cat, the essence of Omi made Chase Young stronger, which is how he got his dots. However, when the Xiaolin Warriors defeated him in the showdown, Omi got his dots back and Chase Young lost them.


Continuing with this numerological interpretation, the Mandarin and Cantonese word for three sounds like the word for life. In addition, to a Buddhist monk, three represents the Three Jewels. Symbol of the triratna, as seen in the Sanchi stupa, 1st century BCE. The Three Jewels, also rendered as Three Treasures, Three Refuges or Triple Gem are the three things that Buddhists give themselves to, and in return look toward for guidance, in the process known as taking refuge. ...


Asian culture

Fashion

The monks in Xiaolin Showdown dress in standard Gi at the temple and various martial arts outfits when using their powers, they also wear street clothes when on the road. In each episode, Kimiko stands out in this area wearing a new colorful outfit in the style of Japanese Street fashion worn by teenagers that gather in shopping areas like the Harajuku district of Tokyo. This clothing style is displayed in Japanese magazines published under the title FRUiTS, and two collections of this photography have been released in the US by Phaidon Press titled FRUiTS (2001) and FRESH FRUiTS (2005). Keikogi (稽古着 or 稽古衣) is a Japanese word which means uniform for training (keiko means practice, gi means dress or clothes), another posibility is to use the word Dogi which means the uniform you wear on the path that you have been chosen, if you put the name of the sport itself... It has been suggested that Japanese fashion be merged into this article or section. ... For other uses of Harajuku, see the disambiguation page Harajuku Station at night Harajuku (原宿 meadow lodging)   is the common name for the area around Harajuku Station on the Yamanote Line in the Shibuya ward of Tokyo, Japan. ... Popular Japanese fashion magazine throughout the 1990s; the photography of which has recently been reissued in two collections from Phaidon press. ...


Reception

In other media

Games

Konami developed a Xiaolin Showdown video game, that was released on November 10, 2006 for PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Xbox, and Nintendo DS. The Xiaolin Showdown video game is a game based off of the Kids WB cartoon of the same name. ... Konami Corporation ) (TYO: 9766 NYSE: KNM SGX: K20) is a leading developer and publisher of numerous popular and strong-selling toys, trading cards, anime, tokusatsu, slot machines and video games. ... is the 314th day of the year (315th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... PS2 redirects here. ... The PlayStation Portable , officially abbreviated as PSP) is a handheld game console released and currently manufactured by Sony Computer Entertainment. ... The Xbox is a sixth generation era video game console produced by Microsoft Corporation. ... NDS redirects here. ...


DVD release

A Season One DVD has been released. It is a 2-disc set, and has special features on disc 2, but the only features are trailers for other shows/movies. This is a complete list of Xiaolin Showdown episodes. ... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ...


References

  1. ^ Xiaolin Showdown. www.scannews.com. Retrieved on 2007-03-01.
  2. ^ Danny Stricker. Meet Christy Hui, Animator. www.timeforkids.com. Retrieved on 2007-03-01.
  3. ^ Nancy Lees. Hot Talent: Hui specializes in cultural doubleheaders. www.kidscreen.com. Retrieved on 2007-03-01.

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Xiaolin Showdown: The Complete First Season follows the adventures of warriors-in-training Omi, Kimiko, Raimundo and Clay as they search the globe for Shen-Gong-Wu, ancient artifacts that hold both good and evil supernatural powers.
Tune in as Dojo, the 40-foot dragon, leads the warriors in a fight against evil boy genius Jack and his robot army who are on the hunt to gain Shen-Gong-Wu and harness their powers for world domination.
Xiaolin Showdown: The Complete First Season includes all 13 action packed episodes from the entire first season on 2 discs.
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However, there have been instances where a Shen Gong Wu not wagered was used in the Xiaolin Showdown, as in "The Last Temptation of Raimundo" when Wuya used the Shroud of Shadows against the Xiaolin Warriors while she was possessing Raimundo.
When the Showdown is called, the world warps around the competitors and by-standers, and the terrain they are on becomes an extreme extent, such as a mountain side becoming a field of rock pillars, or a snowfield becoming a large snowboarding course.
And in the Showdown of the Monks vs. the Fearsome Four, the dots are seen to give off light, since the showdown was in darkness, the Four easily found Omi, and he needed to wear Clay's hat to hide himself.
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