Captain Li Shang is a heroic general in the Chinese Imperial Army, fighting to protect China from Shan Yu and other dark forces. Although initially angered when he found Mulan had joined the army disguised as a man in violation of Imperial law, he later forgave her and they fell in love in Disney Heroes vs Villains.
Disney Heroes Vs Villains War
Vs Jafar and Abis Mal
While Ursula was capturing the Genie, Jafar himself headed for China to help Shan Yu's invasion, bringing his lackey Abis Mal along for backup. Finding the Chinese Imperial Army, which had been mustered to face the Huns, Jafar, Mal, and a group of shadowy horsemen ambushed them in a mountain pass. Abis Mal kicked Captain Li Shang off his horse while Jafar and the horsemen rained fire down on the soldiers from above, forcing them into a retreat. Seeing what was happening, Mulan (who had managed to join up with the army) attacked Abis Mal when he threatened Shang, easily defeating the thief. Jafar then revealed himself, hypnotizing Shang with his staff. The soldiers Yao, Ling, and Chien Po tried to help Shang, but Jafar scared them off with a demonstration of his power. Jafar knocked Mulan to the ground, revealing her to be a woman. Since a woman joining the Imperial Army, especially by subterfuge, was a capital crime, Jafar convinced Shang to leave Mulan in the mountains to die of exposure. With most of the Imperial Army now under his control, Jafar and Shang departed, leaving Mulan with only her companions Mushu and Cri-Kee for comfort.
Called off on another assignment by Maleficent, Jafar tasked Madame Mim with watching the prisoners in Agrabah, including Jasmine, Captain Shang, the Chinese Imperial Army, and the members of the Agrabah Royal Guard. Transferring control of Shang, the Royal Guards, and the giant Willie, his brainwashed bodyguard, over to Mim, Jafar left Agrabah in her hands.
Vs Madam Mim and Willie the Giant
With Jafar gone, Jasmine saw an opportunity to try and free Shang, hoping Mim's mind control would be weaker than Jafar's. Reminding Shang of his oath to protect China, Jasmine succeeded in breaking Mim's control over him. However, Mim wasn't about to let them just walk out the door, calling the Royal Guards and Willie in to help contain the prisoners. Seeing their commander was free at last, Yao, Ling, and Chien Po rushed to Shang's aid and held off the guards. Willie proved a more dangerous foe, chasing after Shang and Jasmine, but as the giant moved in, Yao fired an arrow at Willie's head. Though the tiny projectile didn't do any damage to the giant, it distracted him long enough for the others to try and escape. Seeing her guards had failed, Mim transformed herself into a rhinoceros to attack on her own. Knowing they couldn't outrun Mim, Shang told Jasmine to run while he stayed behind to distract the witch. Reluctantly, Jasmine fled as Mim charged, knocking Shang unconscious. Although Jasmine was able to escape the palace, Mim took Shang back into custody.
Outraged by Jasmine's escape, Jafar had the Royal Guards execute Shang by tossing him from a cliff into a river rather than risk another escape attempt. As Willie and the guards searched Agrabah for Jasmine, the princess met up with Yao, Ling, and Chien Po, who had also managed to elude Mim in the chaos of the battle. Meanwhile, downriver from Agrabah, Shang's horse was grazing by the riverbank when it sensed something in the water. Wading into the river, the horse was surprised when Shang's hand grabbed its bridle, with Shang having narrowly survived the fall. The horse pulled Shang to the safety of the riverbank as Shang thanked his loyal steed for saving him.
Battle of Agrabah
Aladdin and a small army of resistance fighters arrived in Agrabah and prepared to lay siege to the palace. As the heroes scaled the cliff to attack the palace, Jafar tried to bar the gates, but the Chinese soldiers used a battering ram to break them in, smashing Jafar behind them. Shang and Quasimodo engaged the ogre-like Backson, with Quasimodo managing to knock it off the cliff.The League of Gentlemice freed the Sultan from Jafar's dungeon, allowing the monarch to escape with the heroes before the Titan leveled the building.