Fung (also called "Dirk" in some concept artwork) is a character in the Nickelodeon television series Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness. He is a crocodile who serves as the leader of a band of crocodile bandits. Fung and his bandit followers made their first appearance in "The Princess and the Po" when they temporarily succeeded in stealing Princess Mei Li's valuable possessions before being thwarted by Po, Tigress, and Mantis. Fung and his bandits continue to appear regularly in the series.
In "The Princess and the Po", Fung overheard the mission of Po and his friends to escort Princess Mei Li to the Qidan Clan. Fung decided he and his followers would try to rob the group, declaring that valuables such as gold, jade, and fine clothing could be theirs for the taking. He and his bandit warriors faced Po, Tigress, and Mantis, who fought them to protect the young princess.
However, Fung and the other bandits managed to escape, taking with them almost all of the goods, including the food. Later, they were found by Po and the others while debating which of them would carry what stolen item. While his fellow thieves ran off in panic, Fung merely growled and sighed in frustration before the Kung Fu trio attacked.
In "Good Croc, Bad Croc", Fung rescued Po from a hole his cohorts had dug earlier. Po attacked the bandit on sight, but relented when Fung reminded him that he owed him one. Later, Fung arrived at the Jade Palace, and after Po hid him from the Furious Five, explained to Po that he needed the panda's help. Apparently, Fung's brother was captured by Jong Sung Jai Kai Chow, and is held prisoner in his fort. Po eventually agreed to help rescue him, and took out most of the fort's defenses while Fung seemingly smuggled his brother out in a small box. The two went their separate ways after this. However, it was soon revealed that Fung had actually kidnapped Jong's son, with the intent to hold him for ransom. When he learned from his gang that Po had been arrested for his unknowing part in the abduction, Fung felt guilty for betraying him and returned to the fort. He arrived just as Po was about to be tortured and returned Jong's son. However, Jong demanded that they both be tortured, and Fung and Po barely escaped the fort.
Fung and his fellow bandits seem to steal and rob as they see fit.
In "The Princess and the Po", Fung appeared to be somewhat tougher than his cohorts, whose bumbling behavior seemed to embarrass him. Fung has a habit of throwing down his helmet and yelling, "Darn it!" when he's frustrated.
Fighting StyleEditFung most often relies on weapons to fight his opponents, but has been show to know some Kung Fu techniques, mostly in cases of defense.
It is unknown what kind of relationship Fung had with his father exactly, but it can be assumed that he tried to do what any son would want to do with their father: strive to please him. He mentioned a couple times of how he used to help his father build terracotta warriors, presumably for a family living. But Fung also mentioned that he wasn't very good at it, and was constantly messing things up. He noted to Po in "Good Croc, Bad Croc" that he had accidentally glued one of the stone warriors to his father's face, and now his father could only grow half a mustache.
It was this unchanging failure that made Fung want to go into the bandit business — something he says he's actually good at (when he later admits that he really isn't). But if he failed in the business, Fung says he will have to return to his father in constructing more warriors.Good Croc, Bad Croc", Fung convinced Po to help him save his "brother" who had been allegedly kidnapped by Jong. After many misconceptions, Po finally found out that Fung actually used him as a means of offense to kidnap Jong's son, and was taken prisoner by Jong. Later, as Po was about to be tortured by Jong, Fung, feeling guilty for what happened to Po, attempted to rescue him by returning Jong's son. Unfortunately, Fung and Po were not released, and had to fight their way out of Jong's castle. As Fung and Po were escaping, Fung lured Po into a pit (seen earlier in the episode) after he tried to arrest him.
Fung is seen wearing most of the same armor that his bandit followers wear: Baggy pants tied with Shaolin wraps at the ends, leather-studded wristbands and belt, and a kilt of armor below the waist. However, being the leader of the band, Fung also wears some additional armor. He wears a classic Chinese helmet with a spike on top, as well as extra body armor across his back.
- In some concept art for the character, Fung instead had the name "Dirk".
- Fung's voice actor, John DiMaggio, also provides the voice of a gorilla bandit featured in the short Secrets of the Furious Five.