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Mantis (Character)
from Kung Fu Panda (2008)

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Kung Fu Panda (2008)
Tigress: [seeing Po bounce down the palace steps] If he's smart, he won't come back up those steps.
Monkey: But, he will.
Viper: He's not gonna quit, is he?
Mantis: He's not gonna quit bouncing, I'll tell you that.

Po: Ow! I thought you said acupuncture would make me feel *better*!
Mantis: Trust me, it will. It's just not easy finding the right nerve points under all this...
Po: Fat?
Mantis: Fur! I was gonna say fur.
Po: Sure you were.
Mantis: Who am I to judge a warrior based on his size, I mean, look at me!

Tigress: Shifu loved Tai Lung like he had never loved anyone before... or since. And now, he has a chance to make things right. To train the true Dragon Warrior. And he's stuck with you. A big, fat, panda, who treats it like a joke.
[Po makes a sudden funny face]
Tigress: Oh that is it!
[she lunges at Po]
Mantis: Wait, my fault! I accidentally tweaked his facial nerve!
[Po falls to the ground revealing a lot of needles in his back]
Mantis: And may... have also stopped his heart.

[Po slurps up noodles, one ends up draped on his nose like Shifu's mustaches. Everyone starts chuckling]
Po: What?
Mantis: Oh, nothing... Master Shifu.
Po: Oh, yeah, yeah.
[imitating Shifu]
Po: You will never be the Dragon Warrior, unless you lose 500 pounds, and brush your teeth!
[everyone except Tigress laughs]
Po: What is that noise you're making? Laughter? I never heard of it! Work hard, panda, and maybe someday, you will have ears like mine.
[he holds two bowls over his head to look like Shifu's ears]

Po: [dazed] What are you pointing at? Oh! Okay. Sorry, I just wanted to see who the Dragon Warrior was.
Oogway: How interesting.
Tigress: Master, are you pointing at... me?
Oogway: Him.
Po: Who?
[Moves around, Oogway's finger follows him]
Oogway: You.
Po: What?
Oogway: [Raising Po's arm with his stick] The universe has brought us the Dragon Warrior!
Po: What?
Tigress, Crane, Monkey, Mantis, Viper: What?
Shifu: WHAT?
Mr. Ping: WHAT?

Viper: [as they're fighting Tai Lung on a rope bridge] Monkey!
Mantis: Go!
[Monkey gives the rope to Mantis and charges into battle]
Mantis: What was I thinking?


"Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness: Kung Shoes (#2.5)" (2012)
Mantis: Po!
Po: Look, I know you're mad, but you gotta help me.
Mantis: You're still wearing the shoes.
Po: That's what I'm trying to tell you.
Po: I can't - Master Chao!
Master Chao: Ah, I've been waiting for you. Come in.

Po: Oh, Heck, no! Uh-oh.
Mantis: Po, run!
Po: No, I gotta stop them. Now! Hah!

Po: All right, you watch the needles and tell me if I come close, okay?
Po: [snickers] Okay.
Po: I don't see where - Yow-oh!
Mantis: Good first try, though.
[laughs]
Po: ah, my head! Ow-oh, Ow. ah-oh, oh, oh! uhh! eeh! ow. hoo. Oww. Ooh. Ow. Oh. Ow-ow-ow-ow.
Po: Maybe it really is impossible.
Po: Yeah, you'd need some magic for that.
Po: Magician, that's it! I'll go to the moshu market where they sell all magic stuff.
Mantis: Oh, yeah, That's a good - are you crazy!
Po: What?
Po: They sell black magic stuff, man! It's way too dangerous.
Po: Yes it is much too dangerous, and that is why I'm totally not going to go there, at all.

Po: Man, today has been awesome.
Mantis: Uh-uh.
Po: Everybody's all telling me how great I am. Master Chao's coming to see me.
Mantis: You mean, he's coming to see your shoes.
Po: Huh?
Mantis: I mention the Moshu Market, then suddenly you've got these amazing kung Fu skills. Ohh! and, New shoes. Okay, it doesn't take an abacus to do the math on that one.
Po: Come on, that's ridiculous. I don't know how you could suggest such a - please don't tell Shifu!
Mantis: Why not?
Po: He's so proud of me and he'd be so disappointed, and he'd make me start training again.
Mantis: I can't believe you'd lie to Shifu just to get out of training.
Po: I'm not lying. I'm just not telling the truth.
Mantis: Uh-huh. Shifu has to know about these shoe, Po.
Po: Mm. Ah, What the - ah! Yah! Crazy feet. Aw, I'll take the shoes back, Mantis. Just, please, don't rat me out. We're buddies, right?
Mantis: [sighs] fine. I won't tell Shifu. But until I see Those shoes off your feet and you come clean, I'm not sure we are buddies.

Po: And... and why are you all... smiling? You knew all along. Did you all know?
Po: Yup.
Po: Pretty much.
Po: Shifu told us.
Po: Also your shoes kept glowing.
Mantis: Uh, sorry, Po. I had to keep pretending I was the only one who knew so you wouldn't suspect anything.
Po: Why?
Po: Why did you go through all of this?
Po: To get you to understand.
Po: Understand what? Oh. That fancy Kung Fu isn't worth anything if I don't work for it. If I don't really learn it, It isn't really part of me.
Shifu: And the one way to learn it...
Po: is to train.
Shifu: Exactly. Now, Why don't you take off those shoes.
Po: Because... I can't.
Shifu: Don't be ridiculous. You just...


Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)
Mantis: [they stand outside a ship run aground in a desert after Masters Bear and Croc ran in] We gotta get in there.
Crane: But Master Shifu said...
Mantis: You're seriously afraid? Even Master Chicken's going in, and he's a *chicken*!

Crane: [Crane is flying, with Mantis on his hat] Wings of surveillance!
Mantis: Why do you do that?
Crane: Do what?
Mantis: Just 'cause you say "wings of" before something, it doesn't mean that you're doing a special move. It's like me saying "antenna of power!" or "thorax of... making sandwiches!"
Crane: Wings of disagreement.

Mantis: [as he is turned into a jade zombie] Antenna of Power! Agh, it didn't work!

Crane: Master, what are we going to do?
Shifu: *You* are going to find out where Kai is. Follow the trail of those jade creatures but do not engage For with every foe he faces Kai becomes stronger.
Crane: Why me? Is it because I asked?
Shifu: No. It is because you can fly. Go
Mantis: Should have kept your beak shut!
Shifu: And take Mantis.
Mantis: What? Oh man, is it because I...
Shifu: Yes.


Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Scroll (2016)
Young Tigress: May I add... it was an honor to serve you.
Shifu: Why Tigress, what is this?
[coughs]
Young Tigress: The - the warriors on your list.
Viper: Warriors?
Crane: Uh...
Viper: Where?
Shifu: [reads Po's scroll] This is not my list. Where are the warriors that I sent for?
Warrior: [the four other red panda warriors that Shifu intended to recruit are playing cards back at the temple in Wang Fu] Uh, is it my turn?
Young Tigress: I - I don't understand, it must be an accident.
Oogway: Ah, there are no acci -
[Shifu stops Oogway from completing his sentence]
Young Tigress: Master, forgive me.
Warrior: You disappoint me. Who will defend the valley now?
Crane: Wait, we can help Tigress.
Young Tigress: What?
Crane: We can... fight... a little... bit.
Viper: Yes, you can count me in, too.
Monkey: Let's do this.
Mantis: I'm not actually even a doctor, so I'm in.
Shifu: You can help by leaving.
Monkey: Okay, bye.
Young Tigress: No, no, Master, please listen. I have seen them, they have skills.
Shifu: But they are not the warriors I sent for!
Young Tigress: It's been an honor to know you.
Monkey: Oh...
Viper: But, Tigress...

Shifu: Why Tigress, what is this?
[coughs]
Young Tigress: The - the warriors on your list.
Viper: Warriors?
Crane: Uh...
Viper: Where?
Shifu: [reads Po's scroll] This is not my list! Where are the warriors that I sent for?
[coughs]
Warrior: [the four red panda warriors that Shifu intended to recruit are playing cards back at the temple in Wang Fu] Oh, is it my turn?
Young Tigress: I - I don't understand, it... must be an accident.
Oogway: Ah, there are no acci-
[Shifu stops Oogway from completing his sentence]
Young Tigress: Master, forgive me.
Shifu: You disappoint me. Who will defend the valley now?
Crane: Wait, we can help Tigress.
Young Tigress: What?
Crane: We can... fight... a little... bit.
Viper: Yes, you can count me in, too.
Monkey: Let's do this.
Mantis: I'm not actually even a doctor, so I'm in.
Shifu: You can help by leaving.
Monkey: Okay, bye.
Young Tigress: No, no, Master, please listen. I have seen them, they have skills.
Shifu: But they are not the warriors I sent for!
[coughs]
Young Tigress: It's been an honor to know you.
Monkey: Oh.
Viper: But, Tigress...
Young Tigress: I'm sorry.

Young Po: [starts to pick mushrooms, then pauses when he sees Tigress fighting Boar, he gasps in awe] Ohh.
Mantis: [Tigress continues to punch and kick Boar] Buddy, hold your breath, it's gonna hurt!
Young Tigress: [Tigress kicks Boar, who skids in the dirt] All right, all together! Ha! Twist your hips, recoil, and extend!
Boar: [the Furious Five deliver flying kicks to Boar, knocking his tusks out] I've... been... stopped.
Young Po: [Boar hits the ground and passes out; Po's eyes turn into hearts as he witnesses kung fu for the first time in his life] Kung fu. I know, I know what I want to do! I know what I want to do! Whoa! Ohh...
[Po trips on the ground, then gets back up]
Young Tigress: I guess we're done here.
Monkey: Hey, we could be a team!
Young Tigress: Yes.
Crane: Great!
Mantis: What should we call ourselves?
[Boar groans from pain]

Shifu: [the Five have just arrived at the Jade Palace] Sloppy, very sloppy. Your technique is unorthodox and undisciplined. Training begins right away.
Shifu: [Tigress sighs sadly] Tigress! What are you doing?
Shifu: [Shifu opens the doors to the Jade Palace's gym] It's time to develop this 'tiger style' of yours. I am very proud of you.
Young Tigress: [Tigress sighs joyfully] Master.
Shifu: Wait, You're welcome to stay. You fought well, with courage and honor. We must explore those skills of yours.
Shifu: [Tigress giggles softly; Shifu talks to Mantis] You are tiny, very small, but I already know how much pain you can inflict.
Mantis: You're welcome.
Shifu: [to Monkey] Oh, four fists, huh? I think you should be able to handle this.
[Shifu gives a combat staff to Monkey, then examines Crane's wings]
Shifu: Hmm, whatever their nature, your limbs will become your weapons. your shields, your best allies.
Shifu: [Shifu goes to Viper next] Ah, right, no legs.
Viper: [sheepishly] Yeah, oops.
Shifu: We'll work something out.
[Viper giggles]
Shifu: All right then, we have five new kung fu styles to perfect.


Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
Mantis: I didn't have any problems with my dad. Maybe it's 'cause Mom ate his head before I was born...

Mantis: Fear the bug!

Mantis: You know, guys, I never expected to die like this. I thought I'd meet a nice girl, settle down, and then she'd eat my head.

Mantis: [spotting the Wolf Boss] Isn't that the guy who hammered you in the face?
Po: I hate that guy.


Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters (2011) (V)
[opening scene]
Po: [dark screen] Hurry, we're running out of time!
Mantis: Keep it down!
Tigress: Who's hand is that?
Mantis: I don't even have hands!
Po: Quiet! You'll compromise the mission!
Mantis: [inaudible] Does it look like I have hands?