- This article is about the character in Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness. For other uses, see Mei Ling (disambiguation).
|“||He could never bring himself to fight his own girlfriend.||”|
|—Mei Ling to Po and the Furious Five, Shifu's Ex|
Mei Ling is a character in the Nickelodeon television series Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness. She is a rogue kung fu master and the ex-girlfriend of Shifu. She made her first appearance as the main antagonist of the episode "Shifu's Ex".
Earlier yearsYears ago, Shifu and Mei Ling fell in love after their first fight. But their love was not to last, for Mei Ling sought to abuse her kung fu skills to steal, forcing Shifu to break off their relationship.
Years later, Mei Ling visited the Jade Palace, claiming that she wished to redeem herself. Shifu was hesitant to trust her but his honor permitted her to stay in the Jade Palace. And later that night, on Po's encouragement, Shifu visited her in her room, wanting to apologize. This soon led to a kiss, before Mei Ling used the Zhou Deng Soul Gem to switch bodies with him. She locked Shifu in the dungeon while posing as him, planning on exploiting Po and the Furious Five to robbing an Imperial convoy transporting precious jewels, thereby damaging the honor of the Jade Palace warriors and forcing Shifu to get back with her.
However, Shifu was able to escape and managed to convince his students of Mei Ling's treachery. They go back to confront her, when at the same time, the Imperial Army was banging on their door, convinced they were all traitors. Shifu then tricked Mei Ling into a kiss, all the while swiping the Soul Gem to put both of them back in their proper bodies. It is then revealed that Shifu and company were able to clear up their misunderstanding with the Imperial Army, who had been faking a siege. Though Mei Ling was confident that Shifu wouldn't harm her, he pointed out that his students would.
Mei Ling later escaped custody while going to Chorh-Gom Prison.
Mei Ling is both happy and cheerful in her own way, but is also very clever and mean. Her devious ways have earned the mistrust of many. She is dishonest and willing to go to great lengths to achieve her goals. She is quite selfish, being a thief and abusing her skills as a kung fu master.
Mei Ling is a well-trained, skillful warrior, as she was once a former kung fu master herself. She is fast, strong, as well as crafty. She also is a smart thief, having successfully stolen the Zhou Deng Soul Gem.
- “It was love at first fight.”
- —Mei Ling's narration during the episode's 2D flashback sequence, Shifu's Ex
Mei Ling and Shifu shared a very pleasant romantic relationship during their youth, but their differences in moral value prevent them from being together. Despite being separated from Shifu for so long, Mei Ling still had strong feelings for him and longed to be with him again. This is evident as she was willing to go to such extremes to get him back.
Mei Ling wears a light pink robe with a pink sash and white trimmings.
- Mei Ling's voice actress, Susanne Blakeslee, had other Kung Fu Panda voice roles as the Queen Crocodile and one of the Wu Sisters in Kung Fu Panda: The Game.
- Her name translates into English as "beautiful and delicate" (traditional and simplified Chinese: 美玲?; pinyin: měilíng).