The Gilded Emperor is the name given to an emperor of an unknown kingdom in the Nickelodeon television series Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness. He appeared in a 2D segment in the episode "Kung Shoes", where Wupo explained the story of how the emperor had recklessly worn the magic kung fu shoes, resulting in dire consequences.


In Legends of Awesomeness

The emperor at his throne

The story of the Gilded Emperor was told in the episode "Kung Shoes" by Wupo, who spoke of how the emperor attained incredible skill in kung fu after being given the magic kung fu shoes. However, he ignored the warnings about not wearing the shoes for too long, and their evil power took hold, forcing him to perform so much kung fu that he became helplessly violent. Eventually, he destroyed his own kingdom and those he loved, and turned to dust.


The emperor was described as a ruler who loved his people and sought to protect them from harm, likely the reason why he acquired the kung fu shoes. But he failed to heed the warnings about the potential danger of the shoes, a mistake that led to an ill fate for him and his whole kingdom.[1]

Fighting style

The emperor attacking

When wearing the kung fu shoes, the emperor was enabled with supreme skill in kung fu, defeating all threats to his people, with no one able to defeat him. After the evil power of the shoes took control, he was so strong that he managed to destroy entire villages.[1]


The emperor wore a crown and a robe.[1]





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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Revealed in "Kung Shoes" from Nickelodeon's Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness. Ep. 5, Season 2. Written by Doug Langdale & directed by Lane Lueras. Originally aired November 3, 2012.
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