Myth of the Monkey King, alternately known as Disney's Myth of the Monkey King (Season 1-4), was an American animated action-adventure-fantasy television series, being created by Kent Osborne. It was produced by Walt Disney Television Animation (Season 1-4) and ABC Signature (Season 5) and it aired on Disney Channel from July 14th, 2004 until April 5th, 2008, with a revival season airing on XYZ from September 21st, 2019 until January 18th, 2020.

Tropes

  • A Boy and His X: a monkey and his human.
  • Accidental Pervert: [Lena on Wu]
  • Action Girl: TBD
  • Adorkable: Wu has his moments.
  • Animesque: the series is styled as such.
  • Arch-Enemy: TBD
  • Babies Ever After: Lotus, although she was shown as a preteen in the scene she first appeared.
  • Bad Future: TBD
  • Badass Adorable: the main characters are this in different ways.
  • Berserk Button: TBD
  • Big Bad: none for the first four seasons, yet the Oni King for the fifth.
  • Big Damn Reunion: TBD
  • Bittersweet Ending: The original run finale was this due to Master Shun's passing, although the episode ended with Wu and Lena's wedding.
  • Bloodier and Gorier: TBD
  • Breakout Character: Lena was originally a supporting character, but she became quickly popular with fans due to her TBD personality and her looks that the writers promoted her to main on [mid or late Season 1 or Season 2 premiere].
  • Butt-Monkey: Ey-Ey tends to suffer a lot from this.
  • Chick Magnet: aside from his girlfriend (later wife) Lena, Wu also attracted the attentions of TBD.
  • Childhood Friends: Wu, Ey-Ey and Lena.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: TBD
  • Cool Old Guy: Master Shun.
  • Darker and Edgier: Season 5.
  • Deadpan Snarker: TBD
  • Doppelgänger: TBD
  • Evil Brit: Luka.
  • Funny Animal: most of the animals on the series fall into this.
  • G-Rated Drug: TBD
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: TBD
  • Happily Ever After: the original series finale ended with Wu and Lena's wedding.
  • Happily Married: Wu and Lena on Season 5.
  • Happy Ending: the series finale is this: Wu manages to defeat the Oni, Vyden is finally in peace, Lena gives birth to a healthy daughter and TBD.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Wu and Ey-Ey.
  • Hidden Depths: TBD
  • Jerkass: TBD
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: TBD
  • Kid Hero: Hana.
  • Large Ham: TBD
  • Mr. Fanservice: Wu is considered pretty attractive by some people and fans alike.
  • Ms. Fanservice:
    • [Lena]
  • Never Trust a Title: Wu isn't exactly a king.
  • Never Say "Die": TBD
  • Nice Girl: Both Hana and Lena.
  • Nice Guy: TBD
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: TBD
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: TBD
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: TBD
  • Official Couple:
    • Wu and Lena since Season 2.
    • Hana and Erik since Season TBD.
  • Old Master: Master Shun.
  • Older and Wiser: TBD
  • Plucky Comic Relief: Ey-Ey.
  • Real Mean Wear Pink: Wu likes knitting.
  • Ronin: TBD
  • Shout-Out:
    • Wu is short for Sun Wukong, the protagonist of Journey to the West.
  • Supernatural Martial Arts: the show uses this.
  • The Big Damn Kiss: TBD
  • The Ditz: Ey-Ey is this.
  • This Is My Human: it's pretty obvious that Wu is in charge of Hana and not the opposite.
  • Time Skip: twice: the first at the beginning of Season 5 and the other at the final episode.
  • Tomboy With A Girly Streak: Lena likes fighting, getting dirty and playing TBD, yet she also likes to wear dresses and spread gossip.
  • Took a Level in Badass: TBD
  • Villainous Crush: Mesmra and Pinky have one on Wu.
  • Why Did It Have To Be Snakes?: 
    • Ey-Ey is afraid of insects.
  • You Mean "Xmas": festivities are different than the ones in Earth. Examples:

Trivia

  • Adored by the Network: besides being a fan-favorite among Disney Channel viewers, Disney Channel often promoted marathons and TBD.
  • Celebrity Voice Actor: TBD
  • Channel Hop: 
    • Instead of Disney Channel like the original, the revival is set to air on XYZ.
    • Streaming rights moved from Netflix to Disney+ shortly after its launch.
  • Creator's Favorite: TBD
  • Dawson Casting: TBD
  • Dueling Works: with Cartoon Network's Samurai Jack and Nickelodeon's Avatar: The Last Airbender.
  • Executive Meddling: TBD
  • Fan Nickname: TBD
  • God Does Not Own This World: although Kent Osborne created the series, its characters, concepts and premise, all those are ultimately owned by The Walt Disney Company.
  • Real-Life Relative: Wu's daughter Lotus is voiced by Ella Jay Basco, herself being Dante Basco's niece.
  • Revival: the show had a revival season that is more mature and aired on XYZ, which lasted from September 21st, 2019 until January 18th, 2020.
  • Sleeper Hit: by the time it was pitched, Disney Channel's executives had low expectations about the show, especially since it was different than the shows they did until now and were afraid that an action-skewed show wouldn't avenge on the channel (that is before Kim Possible, which premiered two years before, was greenlit), especially after the box office flops of Atlantis: The Lost Empire and Treasure Planet. Fortunely, it quickly became a huge hit and it was one of the shows that contributed to Disney Channel to become a stronger competitor to Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon, eventually becoming Adored by the Network and a Cash Cow Franchise.
  • What Could Have Been: TBD

YMMV

  • Accidental Innuendo: TBD
  • Base-Breaking Character: TBD
  • Best Known for the Fanservice: TBD
  • Broken Base: TBD
  • Cargo Ship: Ey-Ey and TBD.
  • Complete Monster: TBD
  • Designated Hero: TBD
  • Designated Monkey: TBD
  • Designated Villain: TBD
  • Ensemble Dark Horse:
  • Evil is Sexy: TBD
  • Fandom Rivalry:
    • The series' fandom has a complicated relationship with the Kim Possible one since they often fought for the position of Disney Channel's flagship animated show at the time, leading to TBD.
    • A similar situation happened when Phineas and Ferb premiered as TBD.
    • [Xiaolin, Avatar, and SJ at some extent, SJ because they have accused of plagiarism]
    • Fans of this and The Face Paint World Life have had flame wars with other, with fans of this claiming TFPWL is too girly and shouldn't have been popular as other shows on Disney Channel.
    • [GF]
    • [most Disney Channel's LA sitcoms for obvious reasons]
  • Fanfic Fuel: TBD
  • Foe Yay Shipping:
    • Wu has been paired with Lady Husk, Mesmra, Pinky, TBD.
    • Ey-Ey and Nicole due to TBD.
  • Friendly Fandoms:
    • [MickeyVerse]
    • [MaMGA]
    • [Kim Possible]
    • While the majority of fans of this and The Face Paint World Life, Gravity Falls, and Phineas and Ferb had problems with each other, some fans tend to get along and often regard each show equally as good as Myth.
    • [Howie and Deena, Kaylia, Brandy and Mr. Whiskers, Star vs. and Gloom N' Laughter]
    • [PnF and GF at a later point, despite the initial rivalry]
    • [oddly Lilo and Stitch]
    • [Xiaolin, American Dragon, Avatar, and SJ]
    • After Disney's acquisition of most of 21st Century Fox's assets in 2018, fans of this and Matt Groening-created The Simpsons and Futurama have a rather healthy relationship with each other.
    • [SpongeBob and Adventure Time]
    • Fans of this and Fluke have a rather interesting friendship with each other. It helps that Kent is developing the TV series.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: TBD
  • Growing the Beard: TBD
  • Memetic Mutation: TBD
  • Mis-blamed:
    • Some fans accused Disney's acquisition of most of 21st Century Fox's assets, considering the company owns adult animated franchises such as The Simpsons and Family Guy, as the reason the show was revived as a more mature TBD, fearing that it'd become TBD. Actually, even before they announced their interest on acquiring it, the company already had ventures in more mature productions through its Touchstone Pictures (now inactive) and Miramax (now co-owned by ViacomCBS) labels and their ownership of ABC, aside from some of their PG-13 films were released under the Walt Disney Pictures label and the fact Disney created the XYZ block on Freeform to get away from the misconception that the company only does productions for children.
    • Some fans also accused the channel executives of dragging reruns of the show in later years at late nights to give more focus on its live-action programming, with the fact not everyone having access to Disney XD and/or Disney+ worsening the situation.
  • Nausea Fuel: TBD
  • No Yay: Wu/Hana due to Wu being older than her and the implications of zoophilia.
  • Portmanteau Couple Name: TBD
  • Retroactive Recognition: yes, it's the same Kent Osborne from Adventure Time who created the show.
  • Ron the Death Eater: TBD
  • Ship Mates: Wu/Lena shippers also ship Hana/Erik and vice-versa.
  • Squick: TBD
  • The Scrappy: TBD
  • The Woobie: TBD
  • Unintentionally Sympathetic: TBD 
  • What Do You Mean, It's For Kids?: TBD
  • What Do You Mean, It's Not For Kids?: TBD
  • X Meets Y: Samurai Jack meets TBD.

Funny

Heartwarming

  • [Wu and Lena's wedding]
  • The ten year time skip where we see Wu and Lena's daughter Lotus being raised to become as skilled as them TBD.
    • [something behind the scenes Tara revealed about seeing uncle and niece being family on it]

Nightmare Fuel

Tear Jerker

  • Master Shun's passing was considered the saddest moment in the series.
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