Best Kung Fu Panda Characters

The Top Ten
1 Po

Po is the best. He is funny and very strong. He is not only the Dragon Warrior. He is also the big fat panda.

Oogway saw the future in him. He is both sides of the yin and yang.

The character everyone can be. Transformative. Inspirational.

2 Tigress

The MVP of the second movie and one of the most important characters of the third as well. She becomes incredibly supportive of Po but is also not afraid to push back against him when he is being stupid. Goated.

She has been my favorite character in the series since childhood. Relatable and inspirational, especially in my life. I fell in love with the character the first time I saw the movie. She caught my attention, and I've loved her since then.

Most of all, I know a lot about her past (background), present, and maybe even future. She is my number one and first fictional crush.

3 Lord Shen

Lord Shen needs a spin-off movie where he survives and moves to Japan. He finds redemption and protects Japan.

Smartly written villain with an actually reasonable motive. Also sleek and intelligent.

Lord Shen brings an elegance to the role of villain that Kai and Tai Lung lack.

4 Tai Lung

I have so many questions about this character, but what is most interesting about him is his history. What was he like before he turned bad? Why did he want the Dragon Scroll? How was it that he wasn't the Dragon Warrior yet still had a lot of skill in Kung Fu?

It seemed that he was practically born with it.

Everyone thinks Tai Lung is pure evil. He is not, not really.

Shifu raised him in the way of Kung Fu and told him that he would become the Dragon Warrior. Tai Lung spent his whole life training for this. He wanted to do it for Shifu, for his father.

But when they denied him, he was lost and became evil.

For me, he is one of the best antagonists.

5 Master Shifu

As Po said in Legends of Awesomeness, Shifu is the greatest and most powerful Kung Fu master in all of China (maybe after Oogway died). He should be number 1!

In Kung Fu Panda 3, Po described Shifu as a legend to his biological father, Li.

Really good character development. I'm sure there are many people like Shifu out there.

6 Kai

He is the best of all. He was able to defeat Viper, Mantis, Monkey, Crane, Eagle, Crocodile, Porcupine, and he almost caught Po. However, due to the finger hold and the dragon's help, Po managed to defeat him. Kai fought the dragon as well as Po.

The only reason Kai wasn't defeated by Po quickly was because he was immortal. Otherwise, he wouldn't last a second.

I think Kai is second because Tai Lung beat Tigress, and Po can't do the Wuxi finger hold on him.

7 Crane

Crane is my second favorite Kung Fu Panda character ever.

He is my favorite character! I like him, especially his straw hat.

8 Monkey

I love monkeys. That's why Master Monkey is my favorite character in Kung Fu Panda.

9 Mantis
10 Grand Master Oogway

It's only logical that Master Oogway was the founder of Kung Fu. He had incredible balance, was extremely intelligent, and even wiser. He doesn't even try and wins fights. He is able to defeat Tai Lung in a matter of seconds. His chi was very strong and much more.

Let's think about this logically: Master Shifu had way more experience than Tai Lung. After 20 years of Shifu training and Tai Lung sitting in prison, Tai Lung was destroying Shifu, who was able to defeat the Furious 5 by himself. If Oogway can defeat Tai Lung in seconds, that means Oogway could defeat almost everyone. Even Po would be defeated. In a way, he's like Mr. Miyagi. He barely tries, wins fights, doesn't get hit, and he's very wise.

The Contenders
11 Mr. Ping
12 Viper

She is such a sweetheart. She is really nice to her friends, of course. That's why I like her.

She is the best. So caring. She would never throw someone under the bus. She was so nice to Po in his time of need.

"Po's having daddy issues" - This is my favorite line of Viper... EVER!

13 Master Ox
14 Master Thundering Rhino

He is the greatest in the Kung Fu council.

15 Po's Dad
16 Master Chicken

Master Chicken is the coolest chicken out there. With his awesome feather blades and unbelievable courage, I think that Master Chicken is the best character in Kung Fu Panda 3 (even though he might be a bit fat).

17 Wolf Boss

It's a shame that Shen was his killer.

18 Fenghuang

Fenghuang is the coolest. She beat the Furious Five and Master Shifu. She is the strongest in the past Furious Five.

I wish we could see more of her. She was a fantastic villain.

19 Master Yao

This guy mastered all of Kung Fu 100 percent and he defeated Temu Tai and his army without moving a muscle. His chi can put every kung fu master combined to shame. P.S. He has a higher rank than Celestial Phoenix.

20 Jindiao

Even though this character is not too known since he has only been seen in the Kung Fu Panda: Paws of Destiny TV show, he is still awesome once you get to know him. Besides being extremely powerful in his dragon form, he has some pretty good villain traits. He is ready to do whatever it takes to accomplish his goal. Also, he does not care about his allies like Jade Tusk. Classic villain!

21 Yijiro
22 Master Chao

He is awesome. He trained with Junjie and Shifu. Even though they are on the same level, both treat him better.

23 Temutai
24 Ke-Pa

Ke-Pa is an actual dragon that knocked out Po, the Furious Five, and Shifu with ease! He is the real Dragon Warrior.

25 Junjie
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