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Shang (Character)
from Mulan (1998)

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Mulan II (2004) (V)
Captain Li Shang: Your only duty is to the Emperor!

Captain Li Shang: No one should marry a person they don't love.

Captain Li Shang: [to Mulan] Will you do the honor of marrying me?

Captain Li Shang: [to the Emperor] This mission does not call for force, but finesse. I know just the men.
Fa Mulan: China's most honored and noble soldiers.
[Yao, Ling, and Chien-Po tumble clumsily out from the matchmaker's house in the next shot]

Mushu: [doing a perfect voice imitation of Mulan on a dummy outside Shang's tent] General Shang? General Hardhead, that's what they should call him! Everything's got to have a strategy!
Captain Li Shang: [barely awake] Mulan?
Mushu: [still sounding like Mulan] The man won't brush his teeth without a backup plan!
Captain Li Shang: [awakening slightly] Huh?
Mushu: [still imitating] I blame myself. I fell for those broad shoulders. I didn't realize there wasn't much sittin' on top of 'em!
[the dummy's head falls off accidently, then Mushu gasps as he places it back on]
Mushu: Oh, except for that garlic breath...
[no longer imitating]
Mushu: Ooh-whee! That boy can peel paint! Oops!
[he covers his mouth]
Captain Li Shang: [Shang gasps and covers his mouth, then kicks off the blanket and marches outside, muttering] That's enough! Where is she?

Captain Li Shang: My Lord, I love Mulan. And I don't care what the rules say. If she'll have me, I intend to marry her right here.
[Takes Mulan's hands]
Captain Li Shang: Right now.

Captain Li Shang: [storming over to Mulan] Mulan!
Fa Mulan: Why hello, General. Out on night maneuvers?
Captain Li Shang: General Hardhead?
[makes a silly yet glaring face]
Captain Li Shang: Brushing my teeth?
Fa Mulan: Is - something wrong?
Captain Li Shang: [scolding Mulan] I heard you, Mulan. Every word.
[covers his mouth]
Fa Mulan: Every word of what?
Captain Li Shang: Don't play coy; I saw you outside my tent!
Fa Mulan: What? I haven't left my post!
Captain Li Shang: And I suppose you weren't gossiping about me with the princesses?
Fa Mulan: Shang, did that dip in the river get you water-logged? And - why are you talking with your hand over your mouth?
Captain Li Shang: I wouldn't want to peel your PAINT!
[storms away while Mulan looks on, shocked]
Yao: [watching Shang leave] Changing of the guard.
Captain Li Shang: And next time, DON'T LEAVE YOUR POST!
Fa Mulan: Hmph!
Yao: What's with him?
Fa Mulan: [growls in frustration]
Yao: What's with her? Who'm I talkin' to?

Captain Li Shang: No, I'm the one who should be sorry. A good leader is opened up to new ideas. Forgive me?
Fa Mulan: [Mulan takes his hand and smiles] Ah, there's nothing to forgive.

Captain Li Shang: [after being asked about having children] As many as possible!
Fa Mulan: Oh, maybe one or two!

Fa Mulan: [after being asked if their wedding is going to be big] Absolutely!
Captain Li Shang: Oh ho, no! Blue!
Fa Mulan: Pink!
Captain Li Shang: Mild.
Fa Mulan: Spicy!
Captain Li Shang: Yes!
Fa Mulan: No!

Fa Mulan: What is it with men and asking directions?
Captain Li Shang: What is it with women and maps?

Captain Li Shang: [to Mulan, surrounded by little girls] Is there someplace private we can talk?
Sha-Ron: [shaking his arm] We can go to my house!

Captain Li Shang: [rubbing the back of his head and peeking his head in Mulan's room] Mulan? Seems your grandma invited someone to help us celebrate the engagement.
Fa Mulan: [making a face] Really?... Who?
Captain Li Shang: [both looking outside at a whole crowd of people in Mulan's front yard] China.
Crowd: Congratulations!
[cheers and applause]

Captain Li Shang: Now *this* is a battlefield.
Fa Mulan: What's our strategy, General?
Captain Li Shang: Divide and conquer.
[both laugh]


Mulan (1998)
The Emperor of China: The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all.
Shang: Sir?
The Emperor of China: You don't meet a girl like that every dynasty.

Shang: What's your name?
Mulan: Uh... I, I, uh...
Chi Fu: Your commanding officer just asked you a question.
Mulan: Uh, I've got a name. Ha! And it's a boy's name, too.
Mushu: [whispering in Mulan's ear] Ling. How 'bout Ling?
Mulan: [looking toward Ling] His name is Ling.
Shang: I didn't ask for *his* name. I asked for *yours!*
Mushu: Try, uh, uh, ah, Chu.
Mulan: Ah Chu.
Shang: Ah Chu?
Mushu: Gesundheit.
Mushu: [chuckles] I kill myself.
Mulan: Mushu...
Shang: Mushu?
Mulan: No!
Shang: Then what is it?
Mushu: Ping! Ping was my best friend growin' up.
Mulan: It's Ping.
Shang: Ping?
Mushu: Of course, Ping did steal my girl...
[Mulan muffles him]
Mulan: Yes, my name is Ping.

Shang: Captain Li Shang. Hm. Leader of China's finest troops. No, the greatest troops of all time.
[exits his tent to find the troops fighting each other; we see one soldier with a black eye salute Shang, then promptly faint]
Chi Fu: Most impressive.

Grandmother Fa: Great. She brings home a sword. If you ask me, she should've brought home a man.
Shang: Excuse me. Does Fa Mulan live here?
[Grandmother and Mother dumbly point to the garden]
Shang: Thank you.
Grandmother Fa: Whoo! Sign me up for the next war.

Shang: Soldiers!
[all assemble into line]
Shang: You will assemble swiftly and silently every morning. Anyone who acts otherwise, will answer to me.
Yao: Ooh, tough guy!

Shang: I don't need anyone causing trouble in my camp.
Mulan: Sorry...
Mulan: [in her 'man' voice] Uhh... I mean, uh, sorry you had to see that, but you know how it is when you get those, uh, manly urges, and you just gotta kill somethin'... fix things, uh, cook outdoors...

Mulan: Shang!
Shang: Mulan?
Mulan: The Huns are alive! They're in the city!
Shang: You don't belong here, Mulan. Go home.
Mulan: Shang, I saw them in the mountains. You have to believe me!
Shang: Why should I?
Mulan: Why else would I come back? You said you'd trust Ping. Why is Mulan any different?

Shang: A life for a life. My debt is repaid.

Shang: [nervously struggling to tell Mulan he loves her] Um... You... You fight good.
[a disbelieving look crosses Shang's face]
Mulan: [disappointed] Oh. Thank you.

Shang: Let me see your conscription notice.
[Reads it]
Shang: Fa Zhou? The Fa Zhou?
Chi Fu: I didn't know Fa Zhou had a son.
Mulan: Well, he doesn't talk about me much.
[Tries to spit, but ends up with a glop of spit hanging from her lip]
Chi Fu: I can see why. The boy is an absolute lunatic.

Shang: Ping, you are the craziest man I've ever met, and for that I owe you my life. From now on, you have my trust.
Ling: Let's hear it for Ping, the bravest of us all!
Yao: You're king of the mountain!

Shang: Okay, gentlemen, thanks to your new friend Ping, you'll spend tonight picking up every single grain of rice. And tomorrow, the *real* work begins.
[all the soldiers grumble]
Mushu: [to Mulan] You know, we'll have to work on your people skills.

Shang: [as Yao starts to climb the pole to retrieve Shang's arrow] One moment. You seem to be missing something.
[Chi Fu comes forward with two bronze disks, which Shang hangs on Yao's wrists]
Shang: This - represents discipline... and this - represents strength.
[Yao collapses, as everyone else snickers]
Shang: You need both to reach the arrow.

Shang: [singing] Let's get down to business to defeat the Huns./Did they send me daughters when I asked for sons?/You're the saddest bunch I've ever met,/But you can bet, before we're through/Mister, I'll make a man out of you.


Kingdom Hearts II (2005) (VG)
Emperor of China: Dragons have crossed our land and left a great web of paths. These dragons wield much power, and they are the source of many gifts to both man and nature. But it would seem someone of evil intent disturbed one of our dragons, and transformed it into what you call a Heartless. It is my belief that this young man came to warn me of that danger. Then, I could alert and prepare my troops.
Sora: Did you?
Emperor of China: I was about to, but he told me the situation had changed.
Captain Li Shang: He said three "wise guys" had arrived, and they would take care of things.