Shendu is the primary antagonist of the animated series Jackie Chan Adventures, and is a major player in the second Disney vs Non Disney Villains War. An exceedingly powerful demonic dragon, Shendu is normally sealed away by the twelve talismans.
Disney vs Non Disney Villains - Part Two
Long, long ago, in ancient China, the country was ruled by a gryphon known as Eradicus. He sat upon his throne and ruled with an iron claw, but found his powers limited. He realized that he loved to lay waste to Chinese village, but could do very little to restore them.
He found a dragon living in the caves of China, where the oppressed species dwelled in cramped living quarters. He found a particularly large female dragon and demanded her services. As ruler of China, Eradicus ordered her to find and mate with eight different dragons, and bring the eggs to him.
Although a bit confused, the dragon did as she was told. She brought the first egg to Eradicus, which hatched into a dragon that, with a magic spell, Eradicus bestowed the gift of the Moon. The second dragon that hatched before Eradicus, was given the gift of thunder. The third oldest, looked different and was given the gift of fire, and named Shendu. After him were five more dragons, given the gifts of the water, the wind, the sky, the mountains, and the earth.
Eradicus made the eight dragon siblings his 'repairers'. If Eradicus's chaotic tendencies went too far, the dragons would use their elemental powers provided by their respective gifts to repair the damaged China, so Eradicus would never run out of things to destroy. While the mother dragon was confused as to why Eradicus didn't simply bestow the elemental gifts upon himself, he dismissed her concerns.
The mother dragon, along with her eight children, got their own private cave that was very comfortable, as reward for their services. Tso Lan, the moon dragon, was oldest and calmest. Mother's favorite was Tchang Zu, the thunder dragon, who was the best fighter and most handsome. The mountain dragon Po Kong spent most of her time eating, while the wind dragon Xiao Fung spent most of his free time asleep. The sky dragon, Hsi Wu, was the prankster and troublemaker. The brutish earth dragon Dai Gui kept himself occupied with rocks, as did the vain water dragon, Bai Tza , with her own respective element. Shendu, the fire dragon and the only one to truly wonder if Eradicus could be trusted, spent his time studying magic, a field that intrigued him to no end.
One night, the ancient Huntsclan, amone first incarnations, had heard of the dragons, and sent a massive horde to the cave. The nine dragons, mother included, fought the intruders, and ultimately ran them out. The surviving hunters made their escape with no dragon hides. But...they did leave casualties. That night, the eight siblings buried their mother.
Afterwards, the eight decided to tell Eradicus of the tragedy. They were all astonished by the gryphon's apathy regarding the manner. This was the first red flag that Eradicus could not be trusted.
Shendu took to his many books and found out even further grave news. The elemental gifts bestowed on each dragon were quite contrary--they were curses. A dragon bestowed with the elemental magic could never bear a child with another dragon. This was why Eradicus didn't simply give the powers to himself. This was the final straw.
Eradicus was lounging in his palace when eight infuriated dragons came storming in. The siblings and their power were far too much for Eradicus to handle. In what became far more of a riot than a battle, the wicked gryphon was no more.
The siblings eight took over China and shared the rule amongst one another. This period of time was dubbed 'The Age of the Dragon'. Under their rule, the dragon kind was released from its oppression. In fact, soon it was dragons that were above man.
This did not, however, sit well with the Huntsclan, who organized another strike. This time, however, they came prepared with weapons that could counter the dragons that defeated them last time. A long and grueling battle occurred, Shendu realized his exceptional speed and immortal flesh as he watched each of his siblings fall to the Huntsclan's overwhelming weaponry he kept a stiff upper lip and fought. Shendu's distinct spike in power over his siblings was a factor the Huntsclan did not see coming. Having killed all but one dragon, the Huntsclan were defeated.
The lone survivor, Shendu looked over the ravaged battlefield and realized that China was now his to rule without having to share it with his siblings. While his siblings were dead, they were not gone. As dragons, they would not descend to Hell, but instead spend Eternity in the Spirit Realm...waiting for him. And he knew that if he ever faced them, he would face untold punishment from them for ruling China rather than freeing them. To extend his rule further, he got ahold of a sorceress named Wuya and paid her to start a ritual he had read about to summon the Shadowkhan army.
Shendu left on his way to rule China for a while longer. With time, Wuya birthed a half-dragon, half-human sorceror; Drago. Shendu was unaware his curse prevented him from having a child with another dragon. Drago would forever resent his father.
Eventually, the Dark Dragon got sick of Shendu's rule.
[[File:Shendu_statue.jpg|thumb|299px|Shendu form of statue]
Before the War
Prior to the events of both DvNDV wars, Shendu rules over most of the world with an iron claw. However, one of his servants, the Dark Dragon, rises up against him. The Dark Dragon even catches Shendu off guard, blasting him with a stream of flame. Shendu, however, recovers and pummels his enemy with a battery of spells. The Dark Dragon, though, is but the figurehead of a massive conspiracy against Shendu. Chang and other warriors work together to fuse Shendu into his statue form.
Operating Through the Dark Hand
Shendu makes an effort to escape his earthly prison through hiring the Dark Hand and its leader, Valmont, to acquire the talismans. The Hand's efforts prove ]effective, as Valmont easily acquires one such talisman from Sarousch. Though Valmont acquires another from Queen Narissa and has Hak Foo steal yet another, Shendu is displeased with the Dark Hand's progress.
Free to Fight
Eventually, Valmont and the other Dark Hand enforcers gather all twelve Talismans and free Shendu. No sooner does Shendu create a fortress from which he can rule his new empire when the Pack attacks. The leader of the Pack, Wolf, announces his intention to take Shendu down, but Shendu disregards the warrior entirely. With one burst of flame, he sends Wolf packing. Another member of the Pack, Dingo, injures Shendu with an electrified whip chain, but Shendu recovers and smashes Dingo's mech suit. Wolf gets up and punches Shendu, putting the demon sorcerer into a daze. Jackal shoots metallic claws into Shendu's body, causing yet more pain. Coyote strikes Shendu, but the demon tears a hole in reality and wipes the robot out. Hyena attacks and tears a massive hole through Shendu's body; as she turns into her spider form to investigate her "kill," Shendu gets up and puts her out of commission with a simple blast of energy. Jackal throws his body at the sorcerer, but Shendu throws him into a pool, where the cyborg swiftly short-circuits. Wolf remains the last member of the Pack. Though Wolf gets in one last lucky punch, Shendu emits lasers from his eyes, electrocuting his final rival. Valmont and the other members of the Dark Hand express their admiration, but Shendu scorns their flattery.
Amin Damoola later attacks the Dark Hand base. However, Shendu frightens him away; such is his power.
A New Team
Shendu later encounters Queen La fighting off his son, Drago. Yet Shendu has no love for his son. He surprises the upstart, giving La time to open a portal to Hell. Drago is sucked in, yet he begs his father for help. Shendu coldly reminds Drago of his place, watching as Drago falls into the abyss. Shendu sees the newly victorious Queen La as a resource. He worms his way into her and the Skeleton King's alliance, though the Skeleton King is under the impression Shendu will serve him. In actuality, Shendu hopes to use La and the Skeleton King both to take over China. So to gain the Skeleton King's respect, he puts his Dark Hand men into Queen La's hands.
The Second Battle of China
Shendu and the Skeleton King try to take over China, unaware that Queen La has perished back in San Francisco. Mozenrath tries to best Shendu with a simple magic spell, but the tactic decidedly fails. Shendu uses a telekinetic attack to smash Mozenrath into a wall. The Huntsman attacks, forcing Shendu to play his hand. Shendu's basic fire breath is incapable of breaking through the Huntsman's defense, but a more focused burst proves more than enough. All that remains of the Huntsman is a pile of charred bones. This murder, however, enrages Mozenrath. Mozenrath then dodges the next salvo of fire balls and casts the banishment spell used against Shendu 900 years ago. As Shendu transforms into a statue,he masters the spell and declares that he shall return. Mozenrath proves otherwise; he smashes the statue to pieces, killing Shendu from the mortal universe.
Disney vs Non Disney Villains - Part Three
With the defeat of Shendu in the mortal universe, his spirit form is dragged in the spiritual realm, where Vaatu reigns as ruler. There, he reunites with his long-deceased siblings, the other Demons Sorcerers. As the Demons state, Shendu was responsible for realising them to the mortal universe at the first place. Now, Shendu is held in the spiritual realm, as punishment for regret of his actions, while being tortured at the same time by his brethren.
Non Disney Villains Tournament
Shendu meets up with the rest of the Four Eastern Demons - Tengu Shredder, Wuya, and Aku - as well as with their many apprentices. Valmont, possessed by Vaatu, enters Shendu's lair and tries to use assasinate. Shendu fights back, tossing around Valmont as if he were a rag doll.
Non-Disney Vs DC Villains War
Prior to the events of the war, Shendu was sealed in a magical statue, this statue is found in the present events, by Ra's Al Ghul, who in return delivers the statue to Valmont, sending him on a task to free the demonic being from it's sealed prison. To that end, Valmont sends some of the Dark Hand's lackeys, including Finn, Ratso, and Chow, on a museum to collect a talisman, needed for Shendu's release. The Dark Hand, however, returns, uncollected. Shendu punishes them and demands that he would not tolerate another humiliation and disgrace.
Cartoon Villains War
As the war continued to rage, the ruler of China, the demon sorcerer Shendu, strengthened his control over his domain, preparing for his entrance into the war. However, he soon found himself confronted by a Heylin witch named Wuya, who desired to rule China herself. Appearing before Shendu, Wuya baited the dragon into attacking her, only to stun him with a swift kick. Shendu quickly recovered, and knocked Wuya aside with a laser blast from his eyes. Shendu tried to follow this up with a second magical blast, but this one was far less effective, being turned into harmless mist by Wuya's magic. This allowed Wuya to retaliate with a blast of her own, tearing a hole straight through Shendu's chest and sending him flying against a wall. Unfortunately for her, this only made Shendu angrier, as the dragon quickly healed, and unleashed a magical barrage, forcing Wuya to leap for her life. Shendu then revealed his trump card: a magical box. Unprepared, Wuya was sucked into the box, trapping her forever.
Shredder’s forces meet to plan their next offensive: the conquest of China from it’s current ruler, Shendu. Although Krang wants to take his army and attack, Dr. Claw instead suggests sending Demona and Mozenrath due to their skill with magic. Shredder agrees to the plan, and sends the two to China, where they confront Shendu. While Mozenrath draws the demon sorcerer’s fire, Demona prepares a spell powerful enough to destroy Shendu once and for all...
Meet with Bill
Bill Cipher arrives in China, retrieving Shendu’s stone body for his own purposes.
Cartoon Villains War - Part Two
Talking with Vlad
Vlad Plasmius conferences with his secret ally, Shendu (still trapped in a stone statue), as the two discuss their next move.
Pokemon Heroes vs Disney and Non Disney Villains-Part Two
Valmont finds the first talisman, and takes his henchmen to their master, Shendu, who needs 11 more talismans to be free.
About to be free
Shendu needs four more talismans to release Shendu. But his master is not pleased, and wants out now.
All twelve talismans are complete! And finally, Valmont's master, Shendu is finally released.
After finally being released, Shendu orders his forces that they should attack a nation that currently has no leader, and that nation would none other be France.
Vs Charizard Forces
With no master to defend France, Shendu decides to claim the country to himself. But before they can launch the invasion, Charizard swoops in with Entei and Venasaur, who'll stop at nothing to protect France, after the "death" of Ash Ketchum. Shendu and his forces will have to do their best stopping the three if they are to defeat the three. While that goes on, Drago sneaks off.
Ruler of France
With the defeat of Charizard's forces, Shendu claims France and becomes to the new ruler! How are his allies going to react to this?
Pokemon Heroes vs Disney and Non Disney Villains-Part Three
Meeting Mistress Nine
Mistress Nine arrives in France, and meets Shendu, who had just returned after banishing Drago into Hell. She asks the demon king to form an alliance. Shendu wants to test her out by sending her to do one simple task: defeat Dawn.Shendu is pleased of Mistress Nine's success of defeating Dawn, and welcomes her to his faction.
Lucario has ended up in France, but the Demon Dragon, Shendu is enraged and decides to destroy him personally. But Lucario will not go down, and just as Shendu is about to win, Valmont and Myotismon turn against him, since they believe he has went too far.
Shendu, swearing revenge on Valmont, ends up in the Spirit Realm, where he is encountered unpleasantly by his family who scold him.
Heroes vs Villains War-Part Two
Needing more talismans
Having only one talisman, Shendu still needs the remaining eleven in order to break free.
Manuel's Villains War
Villains Battles 3
Joining a faction to stop Pete and Yosemite Sam
In a land called Meridan, the ruler of it and its allies gathered to take out Pete and Yosemite Sam as well as Scar, Ratigan, Shan-yu and Prince John to end their reign and become the new king of the world. Soon, they meet Abis Mal, who has been searching a place to hide since the battle for the Fire Nation that resulted in Fire Lord Ozai's death last war. After discussing what to do with Abis Mal, the entire faction decide to recruit him as now they continue their preparation for the upcoming war against our heroes.
With Phobos distracted in trying to murder our heroes, Nerissa revives a fallen villain from the first war, who is happy seeing her. However this villain, having made new discoveries, decides to use his murderer as a sacrifice to bring him back to normal and meets Shendu. Preparing his first stage, this rock star ghost starts forming his alliance.