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"Royal Pain" is the second episode from season two of Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness.



Po takes on the challenge of training a lovable but klutzy member of the Emperor's family. However, will Po's training be enough to protect them both from the evil designs of a traitor in their midst?[1]


As Shifu, Po, and the Furious Five are overseeing a kung fu camp for children in the Valley of Peace, they are approached by a delegation from the Emperor. As revealed by the emissary Meng Tao, they have brought the Emperor's grandson Lu Kang to be taught by the masters, as he must master the Skills of Manhood if he is to take his place as a true member of the royal family. Unfortunately, Lu proves to be uncoordinated and fairly pitiful, being easily defeated in various contests by children much smaller than he is. Undaunted, Po personally takes him under his wing, only for Lu to fail at every task he is set.

When the emissary returns to check on Lu's status, Po defies the feelings of Shifu and the Five by claiming that he is doing well, and swears by the Emperor's throne that he will help Lu master the skills. Unfortunately, he then learns that if he fails to fulfill this promise, his oath means that he and the other masters will be executed. Shifu then personally decides to oversee Lu's training, but his performance continues to be poor. Po, realizing that the main thing Lu is lacking is self-confidence, hits upon a plan to help him.

Taking Lu to an artifact room in the Jade Palace, Po gifts him with a "mystical" bean pod supposedly once owned by Master Ox. Believing that the vegetable is empowering him, Lu begins to master the Skills of Manhood, to the surprise of both the other masters and the emissary. However, while the masters are relieved that their lives will be spared, the emissary is less than pleased, and travels to Chorh-Gom Prison. There he meets with Hundun and offers him a deal: his freedom in exchange for eliminating Lu and Po.

Po takes Lu to the Birth Place of Kung Fu, where he plans to reveal the true source of Lu's improved performance, only for the pair to be attacked by Hundun and the emissary. Crushing the bean pod, the emissary reveals that he hopes to take Lu's place as the Emperor's heir due to Lu's incompetence. However, Po is able to convince Lu that the skills he thought came from the pod are his own, and he is able to employ his klutziness to defeat the two villains. Lu then ascends to his place in the royal family in a ceremony at the Jade Palace, though it's clear that his accident-prone nature remains intact.

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  • This episode is the only one in the series to be continuously listed with an incorrect plot description. It describes Po as a bounty hunter, which is actually the plot for "Present Tense".




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  1. Youtube-favicon $ Royal Pain on YouTube
  2. Credited as "Emissary" in the episode credits.

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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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