- This article is about the Academy student from Secrets of the Furious Five. For other uses, see Mei Ling (disambiguation).
Mei Ling was noted to be an exceptional fighter at the Lee Da Kung Fu Academy and was its star pupil. Upon seeing Crane's graceful movements, she urged him to attempt to enroll into the school as a student. Inspired by her faith in him, Crane agreed to make the attempt and Mei Ling made sure he was recognized at the induction challenge by the instructor. Although Mei Ling felt she unnecessarily exposed Crane to public humiliation after his attempt was mocked, Crane accidentally found himself in the obstacle course, and proved himself a capable warrior when he completed the test. Mei Ling was afterward seen celebrating and cheering for Crane's victory.
Mei Ling lives up to her reputation as the best fighter at her school, facing much larger opponents with confidence and determination. Off the training grounds, she showed compassion towards Crane, encouraging him when the other students, and even the teacher, mocked him. She felt responsible for causing him humiliation and expressed her remorse openly. When Crane did succeed, she was clearly overjoyed and proud of his success.
Fighting styleMei Ling was known as the best pupil at her kung fu school. She seems to favor using a staff to defend and attack, relying on speed and agility to quickly defeat opponents much larger and stronger than herself.
RelationshipsLee Da Kung Fu Academy, and showed him kindness and faith in his abilities when no one else would. She was so confident in Crane that she made sure he was noticed at the school's tryouts, and later apologized to Crane after he was laughed at for showing up. When Crane completed the test for the tryouts, Mei Ling was seen heartily cheering for him.
Mei Ling wears a slightly flashier teal-colored version of a typical kung fu student's uniform: a fitting tunic, loose pants, and leg wraps. In addition, she also wears a teal cuirass and matching (presumably leather) belt and gloves.
- Mei Ling's name translates in English to "beautiful and delicate" (traditional and simplified Chinese: 美玲?; pinyin: měilíng).
- An illustration of her at the end credits of Secrets of the Furious Five strongly resembles a concept drawing for the Wu Sisters.