Y’know what I love about being an instructor at the Dojo/Dojang I practically grew up in?

It’s the fact that when I see my young students out in public, they never realize it’s me for a few seconds; they’re used to me in my GI and belt, and the look of surprise on their faces when “Oh my gosh! It’s Mr. Andy!” fills me with so much joy. As a person with sometimes crippling Chronic Depression and self esteem issues, It gives me such a confidence boost and burst of happiness to see their happy and surprised faces. Yes, kiddo, I do leave the dojo sometimes, even if you think I live there.

Love those kids, would give my life to protect them.

  • Dojo: Imagine if someone handed you a box full of all the items you lost throughout your life.
  • Omi: It would be nice to get my sense of purpose back.
  • Clay: Oh wow, my childhood innocence! Thank you for finding this.
  • Raimundo: I knew I lost my potential somewhere.
  • Kimiko: Emotional stability, my old friend.
  • Dojo: Kids, could you lighten up a little?
  • What she says: I'm fine
  • What she means: Jack Spicer is portrayed as an extremely weak competition against the xiaolin dragons in chronicles and is also left behind as the secondary villain which was never intended in Showdown. He is made to look like a wimp that cries at almost everything and loses most if not all showdowns. His initial character arc as the silly and down to earth but also quite powerful evil genius is completely lost and thrown away. He is forgotten numerous times at the end of each Chronicles episode and left to die with us just wondering what happened and that's the result of really lazy animation and team that doesn't give a shit about it's once amazing characters. In Showdown Jack Spicer has a personality, abilities in battle and a great knack for building killer robots with extraordinary powers which gives him the right to be called and appreciated as the main villain and evil boy genius whereas in Chronicles he's a loser lowered to a crybaby that always gets beaten up and humiliated by everyone just to be a funny relatable character with the kids that watch the show. It's distasteful and offensive.
And Another Thing ....

You wanna talk about motives? Let’s talk about the Heylin motives.

Chase Young: I must be the strongest! But I don’t want to try too hard to get there.

Jack Spicer: I’m afraid of failing as a good guy. At least if I fail as a villain there’s no real harm done.

Katnappe: I don’t know. I just like stealing shit. I guess.

Tubbimura: I’m a ninja for hire, so … money.

Vlad: Ditto, but also I want a reality show.

Pandabubba: Money AND Power. But only in Japan.

Mala Mala Jong: DESTROY

Gigi: I must turn the food chain on it’s head. I just really like plants.

Sibini: Hehehehe. Who can I piss off the most?

Wuya: Power! I want the world at my finger tips.

Hannibal Roy Bean: … because I can.

BONUS:

Heylin Omi: FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT!

Heylin Rai: I just wanted my due.

Heylin Dojo: Huh, I seem to be a little peckish.

Now tell me exactly how many of these motives are reasonable? ‘Cause I count two.