Xiaolin Showdown English Dub
- 3 Seasons
Xialoin Showdown is a 2003 Warner Brother's animated action-adventure cartoon that follows the adventures of four young warrior monks in their quest to protect the Shen Gong Wu, artifacts of fantastic power, from falling into the wrong hands. The four 'Xialoin Dragons' are comprised of Omi, Kimiko, Clay, and Raimundo, all hailing from various parts of the world. The show's namesake refers to the climax of the episode, wherein the characters battled over the Shen Gong Wu via magical duels. Xiaolin Showdown was created by Christy Hui, its first episode premiering after three years in development. Hui was inspired by the popularity of anime, but sought to create a show that blended anime qualities with Western influences. During the show's run it enjoyed immense popularity with its target demographic. Throughout the show, the Xialoin warriors battled various foes that wanted the Shen Gong Wu for nefarious purposes. The villains were referred to as the 'Heylin' in contrast to the goodly Xiaolin of the protagonists. Recurring villains included Jack Spicer, an evil boy genius, and Wuya, a former witch turned ghost. Both Xiaolin and Heylin were in competition with each other to find the Shen Gong Wu, for each artifact was imbued with magic powers, such as the power to shoot bolts of lightning or see into the future. There were dozens of Sheng Gong Wu seen throughout the show's run, each with its own distinct powers. The showdowns were initiated whenever possession of a Shen Gong Wu came into dispute between two people, who would declare the terms of the duel and wager their own Shen Gong Wu. The environments would then be magically altered to increase the difficulty of the challenges. The variety of Shen Gong Wu and possible challenges meant no two duels were the same. The show premiered November 2003, and ended after 3 seasons (52 episodes), in May 2006. It was produced by Warner Brother's Animation and exclusively aired on the KidsWB Network during its initial run.