male mulan

full offence anyone saying that the possibility of cutting li shang out the live-action remake of mulan is okay because “mulan” is about her saving china and being a model female protagonist not about her and shang can come and fight me because asian men are just as important as asian women being represented in the media??? there are children who grew up with li shang as their oNLY representation!! li shang was the son of a captain who wanted to make his father proud, wanted to protect his country and lead a good army for the emperor, and in the end, went against the law to save mulan’s life for his and helped her when she came to the capital to defeat the huns like you’re sitting here and saying that it’s 100% okay to cut that narrative away??? “mulan” wasn’t just about mulan saving china, it was about her rising to the ranks in her army through preservance and struggles, it was about mulan changing the minds around her to shape people that ended up respecting her through and through, as both a man and a woman, and if you take away li shang you’re taking away an integral part of mulan so fuck you, disney, if you go through with this, fuck you.

Mulan AU

Remember in Mulan, how Shang thought for a long while that she was a he, and you could see him getting flustered and confused like ‘why is this cute boy so cute’ and none of the other guys did this, just him, and nobody, neither he nor Mulan said nada about it after she was revealed? Ok so

I thought of an au where Mikasa would basically take someone’s (probably Eren’s) place in the draft and disguise herself as a boy (eren) to save him from certain death fighting the Titans in the war because NO oNe is as powerful as Mikasa, the mysterious and angsty adopted slave from a foreign land.

Mikasa finds herself flying easily through ranks and eventually working personally under Commander Levi, who is the first she’s met to best her power as a soldier. This admiration and his very reluctant attraction (if I’m goin off of Shang here) makes for a hilarious and touching fic, in my mind

I saw this article that was ranking the Disney princesses in order of feminism, Moana was first which I have no problem with, she’s great, but the reason given was that there was no romantic subplot, and she didn’t fall in love. -? They ranked Mulan “kinda feminist” because her team was of men, and because she liked a guy. She took her fathers place! She went to war! She saved all of f**king China!!!! But she’s not a feminist because she liked a guy?? That is not what feminism is. You can be in love with a guy and a feminist. You can let a guy help you, we should hope that guys do help us, because that is the right thing to do as human beings. And what kind if message does that send to little girls? That they are weak if they like a guy? Or weak if a guy has to help them? That is not feminism. Feminism is believing and fighting for equality, whether you are straight, gay, or bi, whether you are male, female, or other.

Johnny Cage’s List of Established and Imagined Nicknames

Cassie Cage: Johnny, Jnr.; Poor little rich girl; Pumpkin; Sassy Cassie; Soldier of Misfortune; Sonya Clone; Sweetheart.

D’Vorah: Bug Jar; Creepy Lady; Honey; Queen Bee; Wannabee; Winnie the Pooh’s Worst Nightmare.

Ermac: Apple Mac; Lord Sidious; Mac; Macadamia Nut; The Mummy; Soul Brother.

Erron Black: Bandit Raccoon; Billy the Kid; Black Jack; Magic Mike.

Ferra/Torr: Master Blaster; Monkey See, Monkey Do; Pocket Psycho.

Goro: Four Arms; The ************** Who Owes Me a Pair of Sun-Glasses.

Jacqui Briggs: Bye Felicia; Fierce Spice; Jax, Jnr.

Jax Briggs: Metal Man; Six Million Dollar Man; Tin Man; Tin Soldier.

Kano: Chubby; Kangeroo Jack-ass; Scumbag; Terminator-reject.

Kenshi: Daredevil; Samurai Jack; Zatoichi.

Kitana: NSFW Disney Princess; Nurse.

Kotal Kahn: Ass-tec; Big Blue; Kotalicious; Montezuma; Nostradamus.

Kung Jin: Hawkeye; Legolas; Male Mulan; The Asian Daryl Dixon.

Kung Lao: Mad-Hatter; Oddjob; The Lesser Half of the Kung-Fu Twins.

Liu Kang: Jackie Chan; Liu-liu.

Mileena: Butter Face; Chopperface; Coyote Ugly; Jaws; Vamp.

Quan Chi: Chuckles; Colin Mochrie; Uncle Fester; Walter White.

Raiden: Raididdy; Raidonculous; Thor; Zeus-daddy.

Reptile: Kermit the Frog; Randall Boggs; Rango.

Scorpion: Hanzome (as in “handsome”); Scorpy.

Shinnok: Grandpa; Elderly God; Maleficent.

Sonya Blade: Baby; Baby Mama; Honey; My Alimony Payment.

Sub-Zero: Coldilocks; Elsa; Jack Frost; Vanilla Ice (”Ice Ice Shady” when S-Z is being snarky).

Takeda: Tack; Techno Fancy; Walking S&M Model; Whippersnapper.

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Gender Non-Bias

Given the ancient prejudice against women presented by certain male characters in Mulan, we might be inclined to think that Shan-Yu, leader of the Huns, holds the same ideals. Our prime example is when Mulan reveals her identity to him during the final battle. After Chien-Po, Ling, and Yao rescue the Emperor, Shan-Yu accuses Shang of taking his victory away. This is noteworthy not because Shang is a man, but because Shang is a captain in the Chinese army. Shan-Yu recognized Shang as the leader of the regiment that defeated the Huns in the mountains; therefore, he accused him first.

This accusation, however, goes nowhere. Mulan chucks her slipper at his head (reflecting the earlier motion done with Khan) and boldly says, “No! I did!” She then pulls her hair up into the military style, revealing her identity. Shan-Yu’s eyes widen and his face slackens in complete shock, and he says, almost quietly, “The soldier from the mountains.”

Let’s pause here for a moment. Based on the fact that Shan-Yu goes after Mulan the instant he recognizes her, it’s natural for us to think that it’s because Shan-Yu is furious that he has been outsmarted by a woman. Despite first glances, this is not the case. Think about what Shan-Yu said: “The soldier from the mountains.” He has recognized Mulan from the mountains, but nowhere does he mention her gender or that he is shocked that she is a woman. He is surprised purely by the fact that she is the soldier that outsmarted him. Her gender has absolutely nothing to do with it.

Why? Compared to most Asian people of the time, the Huns actually did not have quite as low a view of women. Among the Huns, women held positions of great esteem and men held them in high regard, especially if the women in question were warriors. From an early age, Hun girls were taught to ride, fight, and hunt along with the boys, and history has documented tales of Hun leaders who just happened to be female. Had Mulan been on the side of the Huns, her status as a warrior would have impressed Shan-Yu, and he might actually have been in awe that a woman could pull off a feat like an avalanche. But because she was on the Chinese side, he is greatly angered. He is furious because he has been outsmarted by a Chinese warrior, not because he has been outsmarted by a woman.

In conclusion, in a movie all about prejudice, Shan-Yu is actually one of the least prejudiced characters. It’s a rare instance where Mulan’s gender did not make one bit of difference - for a brief moment, it was all about her prowess as a warrior, not her identity as a woman.

The Great Goblin War

((By Mods 101❤️🐾 & Rose🌹))

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“Catch, Jay!”
Ben was watching Jay and Carlos from the bleachers as they played keep away from Evie and Lonnie. He laughed to himself and looked next to him. Mal was focused on the drawing she was working on. He managed to get her to stop painting on the wall and into an art class. She seemed to enjoy it and took her projects seriously.
He nudged her lightly, “Hey you, you’re missing all the fun.”
Without looking up she commented back, “Says the guy watching from the bleachers.” She lifted her head from her sketchbook and looked at him with a coy smile.
He leaned towards her and gave her a kiss on her cheek.
She smiled sweetly at him and returned to her drawing.
It was a beautiful day in Auradon.
Ben was starting to fully relax when Chad came bounding up the bleachers.
Ben!” He shouted as he got closer.
The group out on the field stopped and we’re now watching Chad.
When Chad got to Ben he took a moment to catch his breath.
“What’s wrong, Chad?”
Ben was standing now.
“Fairy GodMother sent me to find you. Your dad is calling a meeting with the council.”
“What’s going on?” He asked. Mal was standing behind him and his other friends were looking up at them from the field. Their game was definitely over.
“Don’t know,” he answered but he wasnt talking to Mal. “But you better hurry and head to the council room.” Chad looked hard at Ben and turned away and ran towards the main building.
Mal placed her hand on Ben’s shoulder.
“What’s happening, Ben? Why is your dad calling the council together?”
Ben heard worry in Mal’s voice.
Without turning to face her he put his hand over hers on his shoulder.
“Not sure. Only one way to find out.” He turned to give her a winning smile.
Unlike Chad he walked down the bleachers and towards the main building. He was king after all. He needed to act like it. He wasn’t going to panic. 


The doors opened wide as Ben walked into the Grand Council Room. There had been arguing but it came to a halt as he walked towards his chair at the front of the table next to his father.
His father wasn’t king anymore but he was working as if he still carried the title. He was still young and appreciated the help.
He sat down and looked at the council members. Of course he recognized all of them.
Clearing his throat Ben looked towards his dad, “This meeting was called to discuss something. May I ask what that something is?”
The former king looked towards the other council members before looking to his son. He had a look on his face that Ben didn’t like. It almost looked like the face his father would give him when he did something wrong, but this look was far worse.


He had no idea how that meeting turned into a meeting of strategy. As Ben walked away from the council room to find his friends he kept recalling what happened.
It seemed like a normal calling of the council leaders. That is until his father started to speak.
“Ben,” he began, his voice sounded tired and deeper. “There has been word from the guards that patrol the border of the Isle of the Lost.”
Ben’s heart seemed to stop when he heard the name of the his friends former home.
“They reported strange activity for the past few weeks and believe that the goblins escaped before Fairy GodMother and the other fairies could repair the magical barrier.”
A FEW WEEKS!?” Ben had spoken the words louder than he expected too but his father overlooked it.
“Yes, a few weeks. I know I should have told you sooner but things were…  unsure until now,” his father explained.
Ben’s frustration was building. How could his father keep this from him? Auradon was his kingdom now, his responsibility.
“What was unsure?” Ben wasn’t going to faultier in front of his dad and the council. He was going to prove to them he could rule this land just like his father if not better.
This time Chad’s dad spoke up.
“We’ve received word that the goblins that escaped the Isle of the Lost have formed an army deep within the woods at the base of the Forbidden Mountains. They traveled there with our men following behind them. At first we thought they just wanted to get off the Isle but scouts have noticed their stealing of supplies and making of weapons.”
Prince Henri spoke so quickly that it was hard to take it all at once. Ben could hardly believe this was happening. A war was brewing and he needed to handle this.
“Is there a chance of talking with them peacefully?” Ben didn’t want violence to be the first thing brought up.
There was a silence in the room. It lasted longer than it should have. Ben looked over to Prince Henri, “Is there?”
He shook his lowered head, “I’m sorry your Majesty. The men we have watching the enemy have tried to approach twice. Every time they were greeted with their troops armed.” He paused and looked down at the papers he had in front of him avoiding eye contact with anyone, especially King Ben’s, “We’ve lost ten men.”
Ben’s stomach dropped at the words he heard. How could any of this have happened without his knowing? The anger inside him was rising but he needed to remain calm. The men and women around him had started to argue after hearing the news of the fallen men.
He took a deep breath and rose from his seat and raised his hand to get their attention.
It took a moment but when he had it he once again turned to Prince Henri. “What is the next step? We have a few guards near the goblin’s camp, right?”
“Yes, sir.” He answered quickly.
It was still so new to Ben to hear someone older calling him ‘sir’ when Prince Henri was older than he was. “Then our next step should be to send out supplies and more men to defend the cities and towns near the mountains.”
The council gave murmurs of agreement. Ben mentally sighed in relief, he was doing the right thing. He turned to Li Shang. Though Auradon didn’t have many battles, they still had guards. Li Shang was the head of the Royal Guard, along with his wife, Mulan.
“Shang…,” Shang stood up at Ben calling out his name.
“Your majesty,” he bowed slightly.
“Please gather our troops and at first light head towards the camp that the guards have already set up.”
Shang nodded and left quickly to do as he was ordered.
At his leaving Mulan stood up, “King Ben, with all respect, if the numbers we were given are correct,” she looked over to Prince Henri, “we are going to need more men. The troops we have won’t be enough even if we have the guards protecting Auradon City leave their posts to join the men at the front.”
“What do you suggest we do?” Ben looked at her but knew what she was going to say.
“I suggest we gather the older male students of the school, especially those of the tourney team, and train them. When they are ready they can join the rest of us at the front.” Her words were slow and strong. She knew this kind of situation too well.
Ben almost fell back but kept strong.
“The older males?” He questioned. “Why only the males?”
Mulan didn’t even take a moment to think. She had the answer ready to give to him, “I suggested only the males not because I don’t think the females don’t belong in a war. But the girls of Auradon Prep are not physically or mentally ready to face this type of situation. They have been raised to be princesses. That was our mistake.”
It really was. The boys in Auradon were trained in some ways to be knights in shining armor while the girls stood and watched and swooned at them. He needed to make changes but now was not the time to correct school classes.
Ben slowly sat down and looked towards his father. He knew his father would leave in the morning with Shang and the others. Stupidly he figured he would stay behind and hold down the fort as the saying goes. But if he wanted to be the best king he could be he needed to be a warrior as well.
He looked away from his father and addressed not just Mulan but the all of the council members.
“We will gather the young men of Auradon Prep. Especially the members of the tourney team and train them for battle. I will be among them.”
His father gasped quietly.
“My only request is that Carlos de’ Vil be excused from all this. He is younger than the other team members and suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It’s a result of the abuse he suffered while on the Isle of the Lost.” He looked directly at Mulan, “Please, will you make the arrangements?”
She kept a straight face and bowed respectfully, “Yes, your majesty.” She quickly left without making another sound.
As soon as she was out the door the room broke out in loud conversations.
The United States of Auradon is going to war. 



He managed to walk aimlessly towards the tourney field. From where he stood he could see that his friends were still there but they weren’t playing on the field. They were sitting on the bleachers talking among themselves. Part of him wanted to walk away and go to his room but he knew he needed to tell them. He wanted to be the one to break the news not have them hear it from the messengers that would be spreading the word.
Ben was stepping onto the bleachers when Mal saw him. She stood up and waved him over. Even with all the thoughts running through his mind he managed to smile and wave back at her. There was no need to cause alarm before he even said anything.
When he finally reached the group he sat next to Mal and grabbed her hand and leaned in to kiss her cheek softly.
With that kiss Mal could feel something was off. She looked at him and into his eyes, “What happened at the meeting? Something’s wrong isn’t there?”
He should have known that he couldn’t hide something like this from her. Even if she wasn’t a fairy she would have still sensed the anxiety he was probably giving off.
He took a deep breath and looked over to Jay and Doug. This news was really for them.
We, as in Jay, Doug, and I, will be leaving school in the next few days for Auradon City. From there after a few weeks we will be heading to the city near the Forbidden Mountains.”
Jay and Doug looked at Ben and then at each other with confused looks.
“Why?” It wasn’t Doug or Jay that asked. It was Carlos.
Ben looked at Carlos and smiled half-heartedly.
“Well…,” he began, “we are going for training.”
“For tourney?” He asked. “Am I going too?”
Ben could hardly look at Carlos. He knew that the young genius was going to be upset when he finds out that he wasn’t going but Jay was.
He shook his head, “I’m sorry Carlos but you can’t go with us. The tourney team is going but it’s not for tourney.”
Evie was puzzled, “Well obviously it’s not just the tourney team that’s going if Doug is going too.” She looked to Doug and then to Ben.
Mal was getting frustrated. She knew that Ben was holding back. “What’s going on, Ben!?” Her voice was loud and angry.
He slid a bit away from her. He knew this was going to happen. He knew that his anxiety was going to take over and cause him to beat around the situation.
He looked down at his hands. His knuckles were white and red.
“We’re going to the city to train for war.” He said it all in one breath.
There was a collective gasp among his friends.
“What?” Carlos again was asking questions. How he wished they would stop with the questions. All the confidence he had he used during the council meeting.
He decided to start from the beginning.
“Goblins managed to escape while the barrier was down. They’ve been wanting off the isle for a while now, so much so that they would send the Dwarfs to speak on their behalf. They’ve traveled to the woods at the bottom of the Forbidden Mountains. They have put together an army and are planning to attack, payback for keeping on the isle. There’s no talking to them. They have already taken the lives of ten guards. We have to take action.”
He paused and looked at his friends. Their faces were frozen.
“We don’t have the numbers to go against them so we have decided to gather the tourney team and the rest of the guys of the school to train in the city so we can help them.”
“But I’m part of the tourney team. Why can’t I go?” Carlos had an annoyed tone in his voice when he asked again.
Ben looked at Jay then to Carlos then back at Jay.
When Ben looked at him, Jay knew the answer.
Jay placed a hand on Carlos’ shoulder and he faced him.
“C…,” Jay had to pause. How was he going to explain to his boyfriend that he was being left behind because of something his mother caused.
“C,” he started again, “you won’t be going with us because you can’t. You know those flashbacks and nightmares you tend to get?”
Carlos nodded. He knew those awful things oh too well.
“Well they have a name for that here. It’s called Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD. It’s comes from being in a traumatic, stressful situation or surrounding so often that it leaves a permeate mark.” Jay looked to Ben to help finish explaining.
“We don’t want you to get hurt or even hurt someone else. It’s best for you and everyone else that you stay here.”

Strolling through the modern retellings of Mulan on Wikipedia –

“In Rooster Teeth Productions RWBY (2013), Lie Ren (voiced by Monty Oum) of Team JNPR is a reserved and dutiful warrior of unspecified Asian origin who is written to be a male version of Hua Mulan. He carries the green-bladed twin submachineguns Storm Flower and is childhood friends with Nora Valkyrie.”

Okay, but what is even the point of a male Mulan?????