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"Five is Enough" is the twenty-second episode from season two of Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness.

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Synopsis

Master Chao visits the valley to oversee a Tournament. Shifu is convinced that Po and Master Chao want to replace him. Shifu's old enemy, Pai Mei, arrives in the middle of the tournament and threatens to destroy Shifu.[1]

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A pair of Imperial Army soldiers are attacked at a border station by Pai Mei, a villainous warrior who once attempted to eliminate the Emperor and who now seeks Shifu. Meanwhile, in the Valley of Peace, the masters of the Jade Palace are taking part in the Sun Pennant competition against the masters of the Onyx Temple. The two younger groups of masters are quick to but heads-largely due to the ego of Chao's pupils-and are broken up by Shifu. Chao brushes the matter off as youthful spirit, and then presents Shifu with a pair of glasses from the Emperor, which Shifu declines after Po makes some rude comments after finding out his age. Later, Chao approaches Po about replacing an old, worn out wok; overhearing part of their conversation but failing to realize what they are talking about, Shifu believes that he is to be replaced as master of the Jade Palace by Po.

Determined to prove his continued fitness, he decides to take part in the competition alongside his students, behaving in a bizarre manner in his attempts to appear "young." He brushes off the concerns of his students, and the two teams soon set off, leaving Chao to ponder Shifu's odd behavior. He is soon distracted, however, when he is attacked by Pai Mei, whom he recognizes only to be knocked unconscious. The Onyx masters succeed in ambushing the Furious Five due to Po being occupied with Shifu, whose mannerism continue to baffle his students. The group then splits up, with Po and Viper following an errant Shifu while the rest of the Five race to catch up to the Onyx masters, unaware of Pai Mei's pursuit.

The two groups of young masters soon reach the Sun Pennant and engage in battle for possession of it, and despite an early advantage the Onyx masters are beaten when Po's party arrives to join their teammates. Unfortunately, the Onyx masters succeed in claiming the pennant after Shifu throws his back out and causes his team to fall off a cliff in an effort to save him. Po becomes upset only for Shifu to confront him over his earlier conversation with Chao, only for Po to explain the misunderstanding; unfortunately, Shifu is left utterly embarrassed and leaves. Just after Shifu departs, Chao arrives to warn the Jade masters, while Shifu comes across the Onyx masters after they are attacked and defeated by Pai Mei. Still injured, Shifu is at the mercy of his foe, who believed that the Emperor feared his skills thus sought to retaliate against him, only to be defeated an exiled by Shifu.

Since then he has mastered the deadly Five-Fingered Blast Punch, which fills Shifu with horror when his students arrive to confront the villain. Po and the Five are eventually overcome by the villain, but Shifu is able to delay him by playing the helpless old man. He then succeeds by replicating Pai Mei's technique, and later allows the Onyx masters to claim the pennant-before changing his mind at their sneering. Chao then assures Shifu that he is valued for his wisdom, which Shifu concurs with-only to walk into a pole due to his failing eyesight.

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Trivia

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Early concept art of Shifu with glasses

  • Although this episode aired during season two of the series, it is production-wise from season three, as shown by its production code number (301).
  • The glasses Shifu receives in the episode reference an early concept of him for the franchise's films.

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Legends of Awesomeness Season 2 episodes
No. in series No. in season Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod. code
27 1 "Kung Fu Day Care" Juan Meza-Leon Doug Langdale April 6, 2012 201
28 2 "Royal Pain" Lane Lueras Gene Grillo September 26, 2012 214
29 3 "The Most Dangerous Po" Michael Mullen Gene Grillo October 13, 2012 203
30 4 "The Po Who Cried Ghost" Michael Mullen Gene Grillo October 27, 2012 207
31 5 "Kung Shoes" Lane Lueras Doug Langdale November 3, 2012 209
32 6 "Bosom Enemies" Lane Lueras Gene Grillo November 10, 2012 215
33 7 "Enter the Dragon (Part 1)" Aaron Hammersley & Michael Mullen Scott Kreamer & Peter Hastings November 12, 2012 220
34 8 "Enter the Dragon (Part 2)" Aaron Hammersley & Michael Mullen Scott Kreamer & Peter Hastings November 12, 2012 221
35 9 "Master and the Panda" Michael Mullen Gene Grillo November 24, 2012 212
36 10 "Present Tense" Michael Mullen Doug Langdale December 8, 2012 213
37 11 "Shifu's Back" Michael Mullen Paul Rugg January 14, 2013 205
38 12 "Terror Cotta" Michael Mullen Doug Langdale January 15, 2013 225
39 13 "The Spirit Orbs of Master Ding" Lane Lueras Tom Sheppard January 16, 2013 226
40 14 "The Maltese Mantis" Michael Mullen Paul Rugg January 17, 2013 202
41 15 "Invitation Only" Michael Mullen Paul Rugg January 18, 2013 217
42 16 "The Midnight Stranger" Juan Meza-Leon Doug Langdale January 20, 2013 206
43 17 "Shoot the Messenger" Lane Lueras Kevin Campbell January 22, 2013 219
44 18 "A Tigress Tale" Juan Meza-Leon & Gabe Swarr Paul Rugg January 23, 2013 211
45 19 "Crane on a Wire" Lane Lueras Gene Grillo January 24, 2013 204
46 20 "The Secret Museum of Kung Fu" Michael Mullen Doug Langdale January 25, 2013 224
47 21 "Bride of Po" Michael Mullen Tom Sheppard February 14, 2013 303
48 22 "Five is Enough" Aaron Hammersley Gene Grillo June 17, 2013 301
49 23 "Mama Told Me not to Kung Fu" Lane Lueras Doug Langdale June 18, 2013 222
50 24 "Secret Admirer" Gabe Swarr & Aaron Hammersley Katie Mattila June 19, 2013 216
51 25 "Qilin Time" Juan Meza-Leon Paul Rugg June 20, 2013 210
52 26 "Huge" Aaron Hammersley Gene Grillo June 21, 2013 223
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