Ya ever think the reason Dashi created some of the Shen Gon Wu he did was to play ridiculous pranks on people? (Ants in the Pants, Woozy Shooter, Lotus Twister and maybe event he Golden Finger?)
Definitely! This is the guy who made Omi go through a whole showdown because it was funny. Just look at the Wu he makes. Most are completely ridiculous, those you listed are prime examples of this. Lets check some out.
The Woozy Shooter:
This horn shaped Wu has the power to emit a purple mist that turns those who breath it in into complete goofs. The victims experience a state which is an exaggeration of a drug trip. There are two reasons for Dashi making this stupid thing;
1. He just wanted to turn an extremely stuffy person into an idiot for a few minutes to see what he’d be like.
2. He wanted to experience the effects himself without having to pay for it.
Personally I prefer the former.
Ants in the Pants:
This Wu was definitely created as a tool of mischief. It releases a swarm of ants into a persons clothing to bite, itch and irritate that person. It is basically like putting itching powder in someones underpants.
Sweet Baby Among Us:
A small statue that turns into a giant baby that shoots diapers at its enemies. How can this not be a joke Wu. I’m fairly certain Dashi was asked by Guan to make a fighting Wu to train the younger monks and this is what he came up with.
Guan: But … it’s a giant baby!
Dashi: Hey, dodging giant diapers is a skill these kids should learn. Trust me.
Ring of the Nine Dragons:
This Wu creates up to nine copies of it’s wielder. The fact that it also splits that persons skills and strengths might be an unforeseen side affect or intentional, either way it is a tool of mass mischief. Imagine nine Dashi’s running around. Chase has nightmares about it.
This one is similar to the ring as it creates copies of the user, though these copies are illusions. This might of been a prototype version of the Ring of Nine Dragons and it could be used in a similar capacity, though not as refined. Just think of Dashi using it to get out of a particularly boring conversation. He goes to get a drink or is gone for an hour and finds the monk still chatting with his shadow.