The Gorillas are the muscle in Lord Shen's army. If his evil schemes require any heavy lifting, they'll be the ones doing it. Shen's personal guard is made up entirely of these powerful (and powerfully large) brutes, who are honor bound to their master.In the film, the gorillas performed various duties such as transporting Shen's cannon and guarding Shen and the Soothsayer. During the Battle of the Fireworks Factory, it was a gorilla that battled Tigress one-on-one and prevented her from reaching Po in time to save him from being shot by Shen's largest cannon.
The Gorillas are familiar with kung fu and skilled with weaponry, but they rarely need either. So ferocious and intimidating, they strike such fear in opponents that a battle is often over before it begins. Impossibly strong and amazingly agile, the Gorillas are equally dexterous with both hands and feet and are extremely tough to take down.
Lord ShenThe gorillas served as Shen's personal guard, and were extremely loyal. However, Shen considered them to be as expendable as his wolves.
The Furious Five
As members of Shen's army, the gorillas were naturally the enemies of the Furious Five and fought them. The gorillas were noted to "pose a surprising challenge" particularly to Tigress, as during the Battle of the Fireworks Factory, a gorilla fought her one-on-one and put up a good fight.
ClothingAs the gorillas have little need for armor, their only clothing are armored pants and studded leather wristbands.
- Unlike most of the other animal characters in the Kung Fu Panda franchise, gorillas are not native to China. The only great ape native to Asia is the orangutan, while gorillas originate from Africa.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Kung Fu Panda Official Site - Gorillas
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Revealed in DreamWorks Animation's Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011). Written by , , Charlie Kaufman & directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson. Distributed by Paramount Pictures.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Miller-Zarneke, Tracey. The Art of Kung Fu Panda 2, p. 79. ISBN: 1608870189.