M A I N C H A R A C T E R B I O G R A P H I E S
Fa Mulan, the daughter of Fa Zhou and Fa Li, is the only child of the family. She likes to do things in her creative ways, and at the same time, knows what her family expects of her to maintain the family honor. However, no matter how hard she tries to please them, nothing goes right -- and she knows why: the perfect daughter they're trying to make her into is not a reflection of who she truly is inside.
Fa Zhou is the father of Mulan. He is a proud and loyal citizen of China, willing to give his life for his country in the name of honor. He walks with a cane due to a crippling injury he sustained fighting for China in a previous battle. He is a strong believer and follower of tradition, and tries to teach his daughter the ways he grew up with.
Li Shang is the son of a proud army general. He was raised to follow in this father's footsteps, and early in the war with the Huns, his father promotes him to the rank of captain and assigns him the task of training the new recruits. Shang wants nothing more than to please his father, and be known as a great war hero.
Mushu is a small dragon who lives in the temple along with the ancestors of the Fa family. At one time, Mushu was a guardian for the family, but was demoted from his position after failing to protect the ancestor he was assigned to help. Now, he must settle for his job to merely wake the ancestors in their time of need, but he wants his old job back.