Mushu (Mulan 2)

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Mushu is an anthropomorphic red dragon and the deuteragonist of Disney's 1998 animated feature film, Mulan. He is the titular character's closest companion, acting as her guardian and guide. In the sequel, Mushu serves as the tritagonist where he was sadly flanderized.

Why He Sucks

  1. Mushu goes from being a likable comic relief as he is in the first film to a despicable, self-centered jerk for no apparent reason other than to not lose his job in the sequel, and is more out of character than any of the other characters in the sequel, losing all of his charm. In fact, he's so despicable that he could very well be the sequel's metaphorical antagonist.
  2. His jealousy drove him to try to break up Mulan and Li Shang just to keep his job.
  3. His motives were selfish rather than selfless, and he did not think about Mulan. He only thought about himself.
  4. The moment he succeeded turned him into one of the most hated Disney characters of all time.
  5. He had been aggravating Shang's family's ancestors with demands for special treatment.
  6. His voice is super annoying in this sequel, unlike in the first film where it was charming.
  7. Since Eddie Murphy didn't reprise his role as the character in the sequel, Mark Mosely took over as the voice of the character. While Mark Moseley is good as Mushu, he puts on an Eddie Murphy impression, which ends up as unintentionally racist

Redeeming Qualities

  1. He is still well animated with vibrant expressions and swift, smooth body movements.
  2. He feels sorry afterwards and goes out of his way to get Mulan and Shang to marry.
  3. Mushu's infamous line: "Dishonor on you, dishonor on your cow, DISHONOR ON YOUR WHOLE FAMILY!!!" is a little bit funny, even though half of it was said in the first movie.
  4. While his voice is super annoying in this sequel, Mushu's new voice actor for this film, Mark Moseley, is very close to Eddie Murphy despite it being a racist stereotype.