The Land of Dragons
The Land of Dragons features characters from the 1998 animated film, Mulan. This world and most of the characters were introduced in Kingdom Hearts II. The Land of Dragons is in the middle of a war between Shan Yu and the forces of China, ruled by the Emperor.
- Mulan: A woman who disguises herself as a man named Ping to replace her ailing father in the Chinese army. Though exposed, Mulan manages to save the Emperor with Sora's help and maintained her family's honor. Later, while investigating the sightings of a figure in black, Mulan joins Sora and company in once more saving the Emperor from a Heartless attack. Though her extact request for her deed is denined, Mulan accepts the Emperor's offer to serve as his protector with Shang whom she developed feelings for. Voiced by Mayumi Suzuki in the Japanese version and by Ming-Na in the English version.
- Captain Li Shang: A Chinese army captain who is the highly capable leader of the unit Mulan sneaked into. Though a "by-the-book" and putting his duty above his feelings, Shang developed feelings for Mulan in the long run after learning of her identity. Voiced by Shintarō Sonooka in the Japanese version and by B.D. Wong in the English version.
- Mushu: A small dragon who is Fa Mulan's closest companion and originally a guardian spirit in her family until being demoted to the humiliating position for failing his mission. As a result, Mushu helps Mulan in her plan in order to regain his former title upon her success. Using his time with Sora from Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories, as a summon, Mushu recruits him and his friends to help Mulan out while portraying himself as a family guardian to them until they learn the truth. Voiced by Kōichi Yamadera in the Japanese version and by Mark Moseley in the English version.
- Yao, Ling, and Chien-Po: They are a trio newly recruited soldiers, lacking military skills before they were trained. Yao is the self-appointed leader of the trio with a temper, Ling the friendly funnyman, and Chien-Po the calmest of them. In the Japanese version, Yao is voiced by Yutaka Ōda, Ling is voiced by Ryūsei Nakao, and Chien-Po is voiced by Kōzō Shioya. In the English version, Yao is voiced by Harvey Fierstein, Ling is voiced by Gedde Watanabe, and Chien-Po is voiced by Jerry Tondo.
- Shan Yu: The cruel leader of the Huns who is bent on conquering China, gaining control of the Heartless and using his falcon Hayabusa as his eyes. Upon surviving to multiple encounters with Sora's group Shan Yu heads to the Imperial City with a new batch of Heartless, using them as a distraction while he kidnaps the Emperor and threatens him to submit. But Sora and company manage to free the Emperor with Shang's help as they battle Shan Yu when he attempts to break down the palace doors after his quarry. In the end, Shan Yu collapses after Sora defeats him. Voiced by Hiroshi Fujioka in the Japanese version and by Corey Burton in the English version.
- The Emperor of China: The Emperor of China is among the wisest of his people. Kidnapped by Shan Yu, the Emperor is saved by Mulan and Sora as they quickly dispatched the Hun. Soon after, the Emperor steps and criticizes Mulan for impersonating a soldier, but thanks her for saving their beloved country, giving her Shan Yu's sword as a token for her effort. He later meets Riku when he warns him of a dragon being turned into the Storm Rider Heartless and its arrival to the Imperial City. Voiced by Osamu Kobayashi in the Japanese version and by Pat Morita in the English version.
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