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"Ladies of the Shade" is the sixteenth episode from season one of Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness.



Po befriends a troupe of dancers, unaware that they are actually a band of traveling thieves. When a prized item goes missing from the Jade Palace, Po has to disguise himself to infiltrate the band.[1]



Song and Su arguing

Po met a troupe of female leopards, each beautiful dancers with parasols. When they finished dancing, a thief took their luggage, but Po stopped him and returned their luggage. When Po revealed to them that he was the Dragon Warrior, Su, the leader of the group which called itself the Ladies of the Shade, told Song, a young leopard, to convince Po into taking them into the Jade Palace to steal the Dragon Chalice.


Po and Song eating noodles together

Song agreed and decided to spend the day with Po. However, as she spent more time with him, she realized that she had grown to like Po, making her secret mission a dilemma. Seeing this, Su took matter into her own hands and finally asked Po if they could stay at the Jade Palace after telling him a story of how they had danced forever for a harsh crocodile warlord with an iron boot. Po, in pity for them, agreed.

The troupe, as a token of gratitude, did a private dance for Po and the Furious Five at the Jade Palace. As they danced, however, one of them grabbed the Dragon Chalice, which Tigress noticed, and she leaped in to attack. The Five fought the Ladies, with Po feeling dismayed and hurt from Song's betrayal. The fight ended when the Ladies made an escape, taking the Chalice with them.

Po then traveled with Crane and Viper to the Ladies' hideout. On the way, they passed through the Canyon of the Shrieking Wind. Not being aware of their location in time, the wind managed to blow hard and took them along with it. They hung on to each other and eventually ended up at the hideout of the Ladies of the Shade.

To get into the camp, Po disguised himself as lady, with Viper disguised as a parasol and Crane as part of a dress. As he went inside they spotted the Chalice, but Po saw Song and sat next to her instead of grabbing it. While two twins gave Po a pedicure, he talked to Song about how her time in the Valley of Peace was and if she'd met and betrayed anyone, practically giving himself away as he let out his hurt feelings. Song was surprised and thought it was Po, and Po quickly tried to get away to get closer to the Chalice when he ran into a suspicious Su. In a tight spot, he then danced for the Ladies of the Shade in order to keep his disguise, but Su saw through him, and Po told Crane and Viper to take the Chalice.


Song kissing Po's cheek before departing

Po, Crane and Viper fought against the Ladies of the Shade, whose numbers were proved to be too much for them. In a moment when Po was surrounded, Song decided to take a stand and helped Po. In the end, the Ladies of the Shade were blasted away by a gust of the Canyon of the Shrieking Wind, and Su was defeated. Song then decided to become the new leader of the Ladies and to steer them away from a life of thievery. Song parted with Po, kissing him on the cheek (which shocked him) and then opening her parasol as the wind blew, and she floated off after the other Ladies of the Shade.

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Legends of Awesomeness Season 1 episodes
No. in series No. in season Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod. code
1 1 "Scorpion's Sting" Jim Schumann Doug Langdale September 19, 2011 101
2 2 "The Princess and the Po" Jim Schumann Doug Langdale October 21, 2011 103
3 3 "Sticky Situation" Gabe Swarr Scott Kreamer November 7, 2011 102
4 4 "Chain Reaction" Michael Mullen Kevin Seccia November 8, 2011 104
5 5 "Fluttering Finger Mindslip" Jim Schumann Jessica Gao November 9, 2011 105
6 6 "Good Croc, Bad Croc" Michael Mullen Scott Kreamer November 10, 2011 111
7 7 "Hometown Hero" Juan Meza-Leon Kevin Seccia November 11, 2011 109
8 8 "Jailhouse Panda" Michael Mullen Doug Landgale & Jon Ross November 18, 2011 117
9 9 "Owl Be Back" Michael Mullen Doug Langdale November 26, 2011 107
10 10 "Bad Po" Luther McLaurin & Jim Schumann Jon Ross November 26, 2011 113
11 11 "Sight for Sore Eyes" Juan Meza-Leon Doug Langdale November 27, 2011 108
12 12 "Rhino's Revenge" Michael Mullen Scott Kreamer November 27, 2011 106
13 13 "Master Ping" Michael Mullen Paul Rugg November 28, 2011 119
14 14 "Ghost of Oogway" Lane Lueras & Luther McLaurin Kevin Seccia November 29, 2011 120
15 15 "The Kung Fu Kid" Juan Meza-Leon Scott Kreamer November 30, 2011 122
16 16 "Ladies of the Shade" Michael Mullen Joshua Hamilton December 1, 2011 123
17 17 "Big Bro Po" Lane Lueras Doug Langdale December 2, 2011 118
18 18 "Po Fans Out" Juan Meza-Leon Kevin Seccia December 9, 2011 112
19 19 "Challenge Day" Jim Schumann Scott Kreamer December 16, 2011 110
20 20 "My Favorite Yao" Luther McLaurin Joshua Hamilton December 30, 2011 114
21 21 "In With the Old" Michael Mullen Kevin Seccia January 16, 2012 124
22 22 "Has-been Hero" Gabe Swarr Kevin Seccia March 31, 2012 126
23 23 "Love Stings" Juan Meza-Leon Joshua Hamilton April 2, 2012 115
24 24 "Hall of Lame" Juan Meza-Leon Kevin Seccia April 3, 2012 116
25 25 "Father Crime" Michael Mullen Doug Langdale April 4, 2012 121
26 26 "Monkey in the Middle" Lane Lueras Gene Grillo April 5, 2012 125
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