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Dragon Kid
Japanese ドラゴンキッド
Identity Huang Pao-Lin
(ホァン・パオリン)
Nicknames Lightning Kung-Fu Master
NEXT Power Lightning Manipulation
Sponsor Company Odysseus Communication
Sponsors Calbee
DMM.com
DAM Calbee
Ichiran
Jagariko
Profile
Age 13 (episodes 1-13)
14 (episodes 14-25)
15 (episode 25 epilogue)
16 (s2 episodes 1-13)
Gender Female (Androgynous)
Birthday April 29th[1]
Height 157cm (5'2")[2]
Weight 94lb[3]
Relatives Unnamed mother
Unnamed father
Media Portrayal
Debut Episode 1
All's well that ends well
Seiyū Mariya Ise (Japanese)

Laura Bailey (English, S1 + Movies)
Cassandra Lee Morris (English, S2)


Pao-Lin Huang, also known as Dragon Kid (ドラゴンキッド, Doragon Kiddo), is a young kung fu fighter armed with a staff and able to produce lightning. Her Chinese-styled uniform includes advertising for Japanese food company Calbee and Japanese website DMM.com. Pao-Lin appears to live with her manager Natasha, who also acts as her legal guardian as her parents still live in China.

Personality

In the original Japanese she uses the I/me pronoun 'Boku' to refer to herself - which is used by boys - and hates things she considers 'girly', but still considers herself a girl. In the English dub this is changed to Pao-Lin cursing and Natasha telling her it's 'un-ladylike'.

Throughout the first season she seems insecure about her boyish nature, feeling as though it makes Natasha and her parents unhappy. Between episode 25 and the Rising, with the help of Nathan, she becomes far more comfortable with herself.[4]

This is evidenced by her change in appearance. Pao-Lin now wears her hair in a shorter, more boyish cut. Her taste in clothing also becomes more boyish, having replaced her tracksuit with a tank and shorts. Her formal wear is now a boy's dress suit, instead of a dress.

Pao-Lin likes eating, training, and martial arts. She tends to have trouble understanding what her parents want and feel regarding her, though it is evident she loves them and vice versa. She is dedicated to her hero duties and seems to be good with children. She is also protective of her friends, stubborn, impatient, cheerful, energetic, easygoing and straightforward.

Storyline

Series One

The First Hero Tag-Team

Jake Martinez and a City Held Captive

False Memories

Epilogue & After

The Rising

Series Two

After capturing some criminals, Kid takes care of Magical Cat, giving her variety of liquids with different effects, from replenishing nutrients to recovering from fatigue. They receive a call from Agnes Joubert to help people caught in a fire and capture some robbers. Arriving there, Cat starts putting out the fire. Kid tells her to stay there, while she goes after the robbers. Cat decides to not listen to her and goes after the robbers herself, but eventually ends up falling from a building.

Cat is fine, but needs to spend a few days at the hospital. Zamira comes and blames Kid for the accident as she is taking Cat's chances to demonstrate her talent. Zamira wants Kid to act as a support for Cat, but Kid refuses and states she will be waiting for Cat to continue their training. After Cat is discharged from the hospital, she continues with her training with Kid, but recalls her mother telling her to do so and once a crime happens to ignore Kid and act on her own.

The criminal, Bruno Blaze, starts another fire and Kid and Cat head out to help. As he starts additional fires, Kid wishes they to stay and put the firsts out, but Cat decides to go after him. She ends up finding him in an alley, but as he takes out flame throwers, she gets scared and is unable to create water and runs to hide. Kid comes and helps out Cat. Seeing her trembling, Kid apologizes, saying that she thought she was helping her. She figured out that Cat can't use her power right now and explains she notices it Cat is more strong during training and weaker in actual situations as her power is affected by she being scared or nervous. Kid wanted Cat to follow her and get used to everything little by little. Bruno finds them and shoots flames at them, but the girls manage to dodge. Tiger and Barnaby then appear and Bruno hides. Barnaby notices that Kid has injured her leg and is barely able to move. Tiger asks Cat if she can protect them when Bruno uses his fires, but seeing her expression, he realizes she can't. Tiger then states he will protect the girls, while Barnaby goes and defeats Bruno. Their suits will be able to protect them from the fire for a bit and Tiger trusts Barnaby that he will be able to find Bruno and beat him. Hearing that, Kid asks Tiger and Barnaby to act as a shield, while Cat will put out the flames as she believes in her. Bruno then appears and attacks them. Tiger and Barnaby act as a shield, but Cat is still scared and can't use her power. Kid then calms her down, causing Cat to regain her control over her power and defeats Bruno.

When Bruno gets taken in, Kid wonders if its okay if she starts depending more on Cat and Cat confirms, asking the same thing. Kid tells Tiger that he is the perfect older teammate and watching him today, made her realize she doesn't need to be perfect and can depend on her younger teammate.

When Barnaby gets hurt, Cat is worried as even strong heroes can get hurt. Kid gives her a good luck charm passed down in the Huang Family, which will give her courage.

After Fire Emblem and Sky High end in the hospital. Kid and Origami visit them. There, they are caught by Mugan and Fugan, and end up following them to avoid getting innocent people hurt. Mugan and Fugan take them to an underground subway station, where they end up in an argument and agree that only Mugan will fight right now. Kid engages Mugan in combat, but is unable to hit him. Eventually she manages to cause a shortcut and take the power down. Mugan states it was pointless as the subways have backup power and the light goes back on. Mugan decides to end it, but then sees a second Kid behind him, who captures his arm and electroshocks him. Kid calls Agnes and she connects her to the rest of the heroes. Kid explains they are alright and that one of the perpetrators escaped. The other one is a bit annoying and they are guarding it as his power is to become invisible. Thomas then states that is wrong and his power is warping. Mugan stops crying and confirms, stating he wanted to keep his power more mysterious. He wraps away from Kid and warps behind them, capturing both Kid and Origami, stating it would be more fun to defeat them next time, and then wraps away taking Kid and Origami. Later, they defeat Kid and Origami and petrify them.

When X start appearing, Cat and Kid are send out along the rest of the heroes to stop them. Eventually Tiger and Barnaby reveal that a NEXT is turning people in X. Hearing that Fire Emblem recalls that Ryan had similar incident. Ryan shares that guy that caused his powers to go on a rampage was also one with crazy pompadour and his name is Gregory Sunshine. He adds that by hugging you, he causes the NEXT power to go crazy, however the effects wear off after few hours. Barnaby suggest that his power may have gotten stronger. They show a picture of Gregory to Mattia and he confirms its him who he saw in the laboratory, who stole the NEXT power amplifying drug. The group get excited they managed to identity the prep, but Ryan explains that Gregory is arrested and is in prison right now. Barnaby decides to trust Mattia. They report to the Major, wanting him to confirm if Gregory is still in prison, but he dismisses their claim, stating that there are no reports of prison breaks.

As they are unable to prove it, soon an order is given that all NEXT would be evacuated in designated areas. All heroes, including Cat and Kid have their hero license temporary suspended. They still went after Gregory, but he manages to escape them.

Kid and Cat visit Zamira, but before Cat can say anything, Zamira thanks Kid of bringing Cat, but states she will go with her to the evacuation facility. After spending some time with Kid, Cat should have realized herself that Zamira is right and her ranking won't go up as she stays in Kid's shadow. At this rate, Cat will remain a supporting hero. She can be a hero in any city and after they go to the evacuation facility, they will discuss her future. Cat states that Zamira never understands her. As she leaves, she tells Zamira that she and Kid are buddies, and its not like Zamira and Pamela. As Kid and Cat leaves, Kid knows that Cat wanted to tell Zamira that she can make it as a superhero even without Zamira's help. She wants to help her mother understand it too, but at the moment they can't work as heroes.

Little before the evacuation, the heroes receive a call from Agnes. Soon prisoners from Abbas Prison become X and break out. Agnes gives the heroes their suits, but explains that if they act on their own, their hero license will be terminated. Without a second thoughts, the heroes dress up and head out to help the people and capture the X.

While helping people and stopping X, L. L. Audun shows up and easily defeats Fire Emblem and Sky High. Cat and Kid go to check on them and also end up fighting Audun, but also end up defeated. Audun goes to defeat other heroes and eventually faces Tiger and Barnaby. Cat and Kid wake up, but as there are too many people needing help, they decide to keep helping people, leaving Audun to Tiger and Barnaby. After Audun, Gregory and Sigourney are stopped, Kid plans on inviting her parents to meet Cat and suggest that they invited Cat's mother as well.

Relationships

Parents

Pao-Lin's relationship with her parents is slightly strained, as they have difficulty understanding each other. It is clear that they love her dearly however, and vice versa. They were supportive of Pao-Lin's interest in martial arts, and are very proud of her work as a hero in Sternbild City.

Magical Cat/Lara

Pao-Lin is very protective of Lara.

Natasha

Fire Emblem/Nathan Seymour

Pao-Lin and Nathan have a close relationship, and Nathan tends to act as a surrogate mother figure to Pao-Lin. Nathan also serves as a role model of sorts, being comfortable with their identity.

Wild Tiger/Kotetsu T. Kaburagi

Blue Rose/Karina Lyle

Origami Cyclone/Ivan Karelin

Ivan and Pao-Lin seem to have a good friendship, despite their age difference. They share a passion for martial arts, which they often practice together.

Powers and Abilities

Lightning Manipulation

Dragon Kid is an adept martial artist and is skilled at fighting with a staff. She is also able to generate and control electricity. She has been seen electrocuting criminals through direct and range contact, through a conductor such as the metal of a car, and through her metal staff.

Costume(s)

Dragon Kid's hero suit consists of a yellow Cheongsam-style tunic and green pumpkin shorts. Her lower arms are covered by large metal guards from just below her elbows to over the backs of her hands. Matching guards cover her legs from mid thigh to ankle, covering the tops of or possibly attaching to her red boots. Her now green hair becomes tied in short ponytail and appeared to be the same regardless of her current hairstyle as a civilian.

Her sponsors are displayed on two large discs held behind her head on either side, attached to a red headband with a pentagonal forehead protector.

Her costume also includes a red metal staff that she can use in battle. Each end is topped with a gold colored metal dragon, which face opposite directions. In Season 2, her suits contains a "Lighting Mode" feature, whereby some yellow part of it lights up when her powers are active.

HeroTV Communicator

Like all the Hero TV heroes Pao-Lin wears a simple "communicator" wristband which Agnes can use to contact her, usually to inform her of a crime being committed. The other heroes can also use this communicator to call her. Pao-Lin's communicator is white with yellow bands around the edges.

Trivia

from Tiger & Bunny - The Rising - King of Works

  • She lives in Sternbild's Bronze Stage.
  • Her strong points are that she is cheerful, straightforward, and has perfect teeth (zero tooth decay).
  • Her weak points are that she is slightly too energetic where there is room to be idle, and her normal body temperature is too high.
  • Her favorite food is dumplings.
  • Her least favorite foods are sweet & sour pork and pineapple on pizza.
  • She's good at sports and finding high quality but cheap goods.
  • Her weakness/dislike is getting dressed up.
  • Her hobbies are running 10 kilometers (about 6 miles), a usual number of 250 push-ups and sit-ups, practicing stick fighting, and watching anime.
  • Her future goal is to make dumplings as well as her mother.
  • Her motto is "Stay happy and healthy".

Miscellaneous

  • In a CD drama(source needed), she admits to once having a crush on Blue Rose.
  • Laura Bailey (Dragon Kid's Season 1 voice actress) is married to Travis Willingham (Rock Bison's Season 1 voice actor).

References

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