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Background information
Feature films Kung Fu Panda
Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five
Kung Fu Panda Holiday
Kung Fu Panda 2
Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters
Short films
Feature firsts
Feature lasts
Television programs Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness
Video games
Park attractions
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Voice Seth Rogen (adult)
Max Koch (young adult & TV Series)
Performance model
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names Little guy
Personality Sarcastic, funny, friendly, strong, impatient, kind, caring, pugnacious
Appearance Chinese mantis, red eyes
Occupation Kung Fu Master of Praying Mantis Style
Alignment Good
Goal To help his friends anyway he can
Home The Jade Palace in the Valley of Peace
Allies Po, his master Shifu, Tigress, Crane, Viper, Monkey, Oogway, Soothsayer, Storming Ox, Croc, Mr. Ping
Enemies Tai Lung, Shen, Wolf Boss
Likes Girl bugs, kung fu, Po's noodle soup, acupuncturing, watching Po bounce
Dislikes Being called little or cute, being caged up, not having a girlfriend
Powers and abilities Praying Mantis Style Kung Fu skills, lightning speed
Weapons Praying arms, feet
Fate Bows to Po in respect (1st film)
Hugs Po and watches the fireworks (2nd film)
Quote "Who am I to judge a warrior based on his size I mean, look at me." (1st film)
"I'm so lucky I never had problems with my dad." (2nd film)
Master Mantis (or just Mantis) is a character in the movie Kung Fu Panda and is a member of the Furious Five.

Strong, fast and tiny, Mantis possesses a mean temper and is ready to ‘’throw down’’ at the slightest insult. He’s quick to interject humour into any situation. Nothing can strike fear into his brave little heart… except female mantis. Mantis is very pragmatic and open-minded with a dry sense of humour. Declaring size did little to define a warrior and could actually be used as an advantage no matter what style one practices. Due to his small size, he hates being referred to as ‘’little’’. He also seems to have a close bond with Master Monkey because he’s is always perched on Monkey’s shoulder.

Master Mantis specializes in North Praying Mantis Kung Fu. His fighting style is speedy, calculating, responsive, hard, complicated and precise. Mantis’ small size and incredible speed makes him nearly invisible to opponents, an advantage that he uses to great affect. He can leap and run as fast a praying mantis pouncing on their prey.

In addition, Mantis also possesses enormous strength that one wouldn’t think at first sight. He’s able to lift a bridge burdened by 4 animals, create wave on it and pull it to him with great effort. His powerful, high leaping rare legs and raptorial forelegs are used as defensive weapons. His species is a Chinese Praying Mantis.

Kung Fu Panda

Kung Fu Panda 2

Other Apperances

Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five

Kung Fu Panda Holiday

Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters



  • In early story development Mantis was originally a traitor in league with Tai Lung.

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