Xiaolin Showdown

Season 2 Episode 11

Master Monk Guan

Aired Saturday 9:00 AM Dec 11, 2004 on The WB



  • Allusions

    • n/a: Guan and Spear of Guan
      Guan Yu was a military commander of the Han Dynasty in China. He has been somewhat canonised as a god-like being because of his exaggerated deeds and qualities. He was a skilled military man and was very respected by his soldiers. Guan Yu also exceled at the use of his weapon, the Kwandao (aka Guandao). The Kwandao is a spear-like weapon with a crecsent moon blade at the tip instead of the actual spear that kind of resembles a halberd. A modern cartoon drawing of a Kwandao can be seen on the anime show Shaman King, where a main character, Lenny, uses the Kwandao when he fights. Guan Yu's Kwandao was legendary, called the "green dragon crescent moon" and weighing at an estimated 49 kg.