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{{appearances|kh1|com|rcom|KH2}}
|name=Mushu
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{{Infobox character
|image=[[Image:Mushu.jpg|200px|]]
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|japanese = ムーシュー
|game=Kingdom Hearts, Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories, Kingdom Hearts II
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|kanji = Mūshū
|kana=ムーシュー (''Mūshū'')
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|lit =
|world=[[The Land of Dragons]]
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|image = Mushu.png
|role=Ally, Summon
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|sprite = [[File:Mushu from COM sprite.png]]
|first=''[[wikipedia:Mulan|Mulan]]''
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|homeworld = [[The Land of Dragons]]
|voice=[http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Search&search=Mark+Moseley+Disambiguated&fulltext=Search&ns0=1&redirs=0 Mark Moseley] (English)<br> [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C3%B4ichi_Yamadera Kôichi Yamadera] (Japanese)}}
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|species = Dragon
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|gender = Male
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|origin = [[:w:c:disney:Mulan|Mulan]]
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|va english = [[wikipedia:Mark Moseley (actor)|Mark Moseley]]
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|va japanese = [[wikipedia:Kōichi Yamadera|Kōichi Yamadera]]
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}}
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'''Mushu''' is a recurring character in the [[Kingdom Hearts (series)|''Kingdom Hearts'' series]], and a [[summon]] in ''Kingdom Hearts''. He is the guardian of [[Mulan|Fa Mulan]] and one of the characters residing in the [[The Land of Dragons]].
   
'''Mushu''' is a recurring character and [[Summon]] in the ''[[Kingdom Hearts|Kingdom Hearts series]]''. He first appeared in the Disney film ''[[wikipedia:Mulan|Mulan]]''.
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==Personality==
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Mushu is the overconfident, impulsive friend of Mulan who strives to help Mulan in hopes of reclaiming his family guardian position. Although selfish and careless at times, he means well and seeks to help his friends. If needed, Mushu resorts to lies or blanking details in order to put forth a better image of himself.
   
==Journal Entries==
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==Physical Appearance==
===''Kingdom Hearts''===
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Mushu is a small, red, serpentine [[wikipedia:Chinese dragon|Chinese dragon]]. He has spindly limbs, two-toed feet, and four-fingered hands. His claws are dark red, as is a small tuft on the tip of his tail. His belly and two whiskers are yellow-orange. His eyes are large, close set, and appear to be a very dark shade of brown or red. Mushu's teeth are sharp and white, and his floppy ears have dark red tips. The bottoms of his feet and the insides of his ears are pink. Mushu's nose is dark red-violet, and he sports two small, sky blue horns with a dark blue tip on the top of his head.
''One of the guardian spirits of an ancient clan. He was banished by the other guardians because of his foolish ways. Thought small, he has the power of a great dragon. Press X Button for Fire Breath attack. Cost: 3 MP''
 
   
''This ancient dragon heated things up in "Mulan" (1998).''
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==Story==
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===''[[Kingdom Hearts (game)|Kingdom Hearts]]''===
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In ''Kingdom Hearts'', Mushu survived the destruction of his world, The [[Land of Dragons]] and became a Summon Gem. After the death of [[Maleficent]] in her Dragon form, the [[Fireglow]] Gem is left behind. When delivered to the [[Fairy Godmother]], she restores his spirit and allows Sora to call forth Mushu in battle. Mushu is one of the strongest of the Summons, capable of continuously shooting fireballs from his mouth. He returns to his world when it is restored at the end of ''Kingdom Hearts''.
   
===''Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories''===
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===''[[Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories]]''===
''Once a guardian dragon of a Chinese family. Due to past mistakes, he lost much of his former power.''
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{{main|Summons}}Mushu appears as a figment of Sora's memories in ''Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories'' as a Summon Card. You can obtain his Summon Card in the Key to Rewards room in the [[Hollow Bastion]] floor.
''If Sora calls, Mushu will come to our aid.''
 
   
===''Kingdom Hearts II''===
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===''[[Kingdom Hearts II]]''===
''Mushu (1998)''
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Mushu returns in ''Kingdom Hearts II'' but not as a Summon. He is [[Mulan]]'s guardian in the Land of Dragons, one of the first worlds [[Sora]], [[Donald Duck|Donald]], and [[Goofy]] visit. Mushu is mistaken for a [[Heartless]] at first due to his giant shadow cast on a rock. He is shocked to see his old friends in his world and introduces Mulan to them and explains her situation. Mushu's attempts to teach Mulan to act like a soldier aren't very good, making her walk oddly and even contributing to a brawl starting. Later, he then tells Mulan that he saw [[Shan-Yu]] in a cave, which turns out to be a trap.
   
''He used to be one of the Fa family guardians, but Mushu's mistakes got him demoted to the lowly job of gong ringer. He hopes to prove himself and win back his place among the other guardians by helping Mulan.''
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Mushu accompanies Mulan, Sora and the others to the icy mountains when they are attacked by Shan-Yu and his army of Heartless. Mulan sees a way to defeat the army by causing an avalanche. She grabs a missile, lights it with Mushu and then launches it to a nearby mountain, with Mushu accidentally going with it. He later returns and accidentally gives Mulan's identity away to [[Li Shang|Captain Shang]] who leaves her behind.
   
''Mushu gave Sora and his friends some valuable help during their last adventure.''
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Mushu dreads returning to face his fellow spirits, but knows he must. Shan Yu and a few Heartless reveal to have survived the avalanche and head for the Imperial City to capture [[the Emperor]]. The heroes race to save the Emperor and defeat Shan-Yu. Mushu blurts out to the group unintentionally he is actually not a guardian anymore and is chased by Sora in a fit of rage.
   
==Story==
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Mushu returns during Sora's second visit to help battle the [[Storm Rider]] Heartless.
[[Image:Mushu_from_kh.png|thumb|Mushu, after being summoned by Sora in ''[[Kingdom Hearts]]'']]
 
===''Kingdom Hearts''===
 
In ''Kingdom Hearts'', Mushu survived the destruction of his world, The [[Land of Dragons]] and became a Summon Gem. After the death of [[Maleficent]] in her Dragon form, the [[Fireglow]] Gem is left behind. When delivered to the [[Fairy Godmother]], she restores his spirit and allows Sora to call forth Mushu in battle. Mushu is one of the strongest of the Summons, capable of continously shooting fireballs from his mouth. He returns to his world when it is restored at the end of ''Kingdom Hearts''.
 
   
===''Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories''===
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Although he is not used directly as an ally, Mushu is used in the last stage of Mulan's [[Limit]] move, launching a series of fiery attacks at foes which ends with a downpour of large fireballs.
Mushu appears as a figment of Sora's memories in ''Chain of Memories''. You can obtain his Summon Card in the Key to Rewards room in the [[Hollow Bastion]] floor.
 
   
===''Kingdom Hearts II''===
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==Abilities==
Mushu returns in ''[[Kingdom Hearts II]]'' but not as a Summon. He is Mulan's guardian in the [[Land of Dragons]], one of the first worlds [[Sora]], [[Donald]] and [[Goofy]] visit. Mushu is mistook for a [[Heartless]] at first due to his giant shadow cast on a rock. He is shocked to see his old friends in his world and introduces Mulan to them and explains her situation. Mushu's attempts to teach Mulan to act like a soldier aren't very good, making her walk oddly and even contributing to a brawl starting. Later, he then tells Mulan that he saw [[Shan-Yu]] in a cave which turns out to be empty except for Heartless.
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===''[[Kingdom Hearts (game)|Kingdom Hearts]]''===
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As a Summon, Mushu appears on Sora's head and spits fireballs from his mouth at his targets. While Sora is using him, he cannot attack directly but rather let Mushu attack from a distance.
   
Mushu accompanies Mulan, Sora and the others to the icy mountains when they are attacked by [[Shan Yu]] and his army of Heartless. Mulan sees a way to defeat the army by causing an avalanche. She grabs a missile, lights it with Mushu and then launches it to a nearby mountain, Mushu accidentally going with it. He later returns and accidentally gives Mulan's identity away to [[Li Shang|Captain Shang]] who leaves her behind. Mushu dreads returning to face his fellow spirits, but knows he must. Shan Yu and a few Heartless reveal to have survived the avalanche and head for the Imperial City to capture [[the Emperor]]. The heroes race to save the Emperor and defeat Shan Yu. Mushu blurts out to the group unintentionally he is actually not a guardian anymore and is chased by Sora and Donald in a fit of rage.
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Mushu's fireballs are only ineffective against those that are immune to fire magic, such as [[Wizard]] Heartless, [[Red Nocturne]] Heartless or [[Leon]].
   
Mushu returns during Sora's second visit to help battle the [[Storm Rider]] Heartless.
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===''[[Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories]]''===
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Mushu's ability to shoot fireballs is available again after Sora summons him for aid. His [[Sleight]] for multiple cards is Flare Breath and he is also used in the Firaga Break and Mega Flare Sleights.
   
Although he is not used directly as an ally, Mushu is used in the last stage of Mulan's [[Limit]] move, launching a series of fiery attacks at foes which ends with a downpour of large fireballs.
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===''[[Kingdom Hearts II]]''===
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In this game, Mushu serves as Mulan's guardian and her source of power which enables her to use fire-based attacks. He is also summoned by Mulan during her limit break [[Limit#Mulan|Red Rocket]].
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==Origin==
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Mushu is from the Disney original movie Mulan (1998). Mushu is one of Mulan's family guardians, and is ordered by the more powerful guardians to go with Mulan on her journey. They become great companions over that journey, and even though he is small, Mulan comes to rely on him for his quick wits and great cleverness. He even sticks with her when she is caught and thrown out of the army.
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In the film, Mushu was voiced by veteran actor and comedian Eddie Murphy. To date, this is the only media in which Murphy voiced Mushu, the role being taken afterwards by Mark Moseley, Murphy's voice double.
   
==See also==
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==Trivia==
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*Mushu is one of the five characters to break the fourth wall, alongside [[Genie]], [[Smee]], a [[Moogle]], and [[Donald Duck]]. Mushu pulls out a ''Kingdom Hearts'' manga and realizes that he was cut from the first book.
   
* [[Fireglow]]
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Mushu is a recurring character in the Kingdom Hearts series, and a summon in Kingdom Hearts. He is the guardian of Fa Mulan and one of the characters residing in the The Land of Dragons.

PersonalityEdit

Mushu is the overconfident, impulsive friend of Mulan who strives to help Mulan in hopes of reclaiming his family guardian position. Although selfish and careless at times, he means well and seeks to help his friends. If needed, Mushu resorts to lies or blanking details in order to put forth a better image of himself.

Physical AppearanceEdit

Mushu is a small, red, serpentine Chinese dragon. He has spindly limbs, two-toed feet, and four-fingered hands. His claws are dark red, as is a small tuft on the tip of his tail. His belly and two whiskers are yellow-orange. His eyes are large, close set, and appear to be a very dark shade of brown or red. Mushu's teeth are sharp and white, and his floppy ears have dark red tips. The bottoms of his feet and the insides of his ears are pink. Mushu's nose is dark red-violet, and he sports two small, sky blue horns with a dark blue tip on the top of his head.

StoryEdit

Kingdom HeartsEdit

In Kingdom Hearts, Mushu survived the destruction of his world, The Land of Dragons and became a Summon Gem. After the death of Maleficent in her Dragon form, the Fireglow Gem is left behind. When delivered to the Fairy Godmother, she restores his spirit and allows Sora to call forth Mushu in battle. Mushu is one of the strongest of the Summons, capable of continuously shooting fireballs from his mouth. He returns to his world when it is restored at the end of Kingdom Hearts.

Kingdom Hearts: Chain of MemoriesEdit

Mushu appears as a figment of Sora's memories in Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories as a Summon Card. You can obtain his Summon Card in the Key to Rewards room in the Hollow Bastion floor.

Kingdom Hearts IIEdit

Mushu returns in Kingdom Hearts II but not as a Summon. He is Mulan's guardian in the Land of Dragons, one of the first worlds Sora, Donald, and Goofy visit. Mushu is mistaken for a Heartless at first due to his giant shadow cast on a rock. He is shocked to see his old friends in his world and introduces Mulan to them and explains her situation. Mushu's attempts to teach Mulan to act like a soldier aren't very good, making her walk oddly and even contributing to a brawl starting. Later, he then tells Mulan that he saw Shan-Yu in a cave, which turns out to be a trap.

Mushu accompanies Mulan, Sora and the others to the icy mountains when they are attacked by Shan-Yu and his army of Heartless. Mulan sees a way to defeat the army by causing an avalanche. She grabs a missile, lights it with Mushu and then launches it to a nearby mountain, with Mushu accidentally going with it. He later returns and accidentally gives Mulan's identity away to Captain Shang who leaves her behind.

Mushu dreads returning to face his fellow spirits, but knows he must. Shan Yu and a few Heartless reveal to have survived the avalanche and head for the Imperial City to capture the Emperor. The heroes race to save the Emperor and defeat Shan-Yu. Mushu blurts out to the group unintentionally he is actually not a guardian anymore and is chased by Sora in a fit of rage.

Mushu returns during Sora's second visit to help battle the Storm Rider Heartless.

Although he is not used directly as an ally, Mushu is used in the last stage of Mulan's Limit move, launching a series of fiery attacks at foes which ends with a downpour of large fireballs.

AbilitiesEdit

Kingdom HeartsEdit

As a Summon, Mushu appears on Sora's head and spits fireballs from his mouth at his targets. While Sora is using him, he cannot attack directly but rather let Mushu attack from a distance.

Mushu's fireballs are only ineffective against those that are immune to fire magic, such as Wizard Heartless, Red Nocturne Heartless or Leon.

Kingdom Hearts: Chain of MemoriesEdit

Mushu's ability to shoot fireballs is available again after Sora summons him for aid. His Sleight for multiple cards is Flare Breath and he is also used in the Firaga Break and Mega Flare Sleights.

Kingdom Hearts IIEdit

In this game, Mushu serves as Mulan's guardian and her source of power which enables her to use fire-based attacks. He is also summoned by Mulan during her limit break Red Rocket.

OriginEdit

Mushu is from the Disney original movie Mulan (1998). Mushu is one of Mulan's family guardians, and is ordered by the more powerful guardians to go with Mulan on her journey. They become great companions over that journey, and even though he is small, Mulan comes to rely on him for his quick wits and great cleverness. He even sticks with her when she is caught and thrown out of the army.

In the film, Mushu was voiced by veteran actor and comedian Eddie Murphy. To date, this is the only media in which Murphy voiced Mushu, the role being taken afterwards by Mark Moseley, Murphy's voice double.

TriviaEdit

  • Mushu is one of the five characters to break the fourth wall, alongside Genie, Smee, a Moogle, and Donald Duck. Mushu pulls out a Kingdom Hearts manga and realizes that he was cut from the first book.
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