|Full Name||Jade Chan|
Shadowkhan Queen (temporarily)
The Chosen One
|Family||Jackie Chan (uncle)|
Uncle (great uncle)
Shen Chan (father)
|Martial Arts||Kung Fu|
|Base of Operations||Uncle's Rare Finds|
|Affiliation||Middle School, Section 13, Chan Clan|
|Debut||Season 1 Episode 1|
|Closing||Season 5 Episode 13|
Lucy Liu (first future)
"I’m not a child! I’m Jackie’s niece."
Jade Chan is one of the main characters in the Jackie Chan Adventures series.
Jade usually wears a white long-sleeved shirt covered by an orange sweatshirt, blue jeans and red sneakers without socks. She is three feet tall and constantly teased and underestimated for it. Just like all her other relatives other than Uncle, she has jet black hair and short hair. Her eyes are a brownish color.
Despite being cute and tomboyishly beautiful, Jade is adventurous, stubborn and impulsive, almost always disobeying Jackie's advice to remain in safety since she prefers to accompany him to see him fight; thus she gets into - or even causes - a lot of mischief. Just as often, however, her impulsiveness, quick mind and flexible thinking helps save the day in situations where Jackie's moderate thinking and sometimes exaggerated caution prove a definite hinderance.
Jade's most prominent trait is her desire for adventures. While Jackie would be happy to get the issue with the world's safety done with and stay uninvolved from magic and dangers, Jade constantly seeks excitement through various means. These include eavesdropping Captain Black's mission assignments and getting involved, testing magic or vehicles restricted from her and joining in fighting. She loves her new life of adventures so much that she wants to keep her parents ignorant of it so that she wouldn't be forced to return to them.
When Jade sets her mind into something, she finds a way to get it. If adults attempt to restrict her, she either comes up with loopholes to contradict their demands, or pretends to comply and goes through with her intentions anyway.
Jade cares little about the law, rules and manners. She's feisty and rarely afraid of voicing her opinions. If lying helps with the goals of her and/or her friends, she lies.
Jade is Jackie's pre-teen niece (actually his first cousin once removed, since she is his cousin Shen's daughter). She was born and raised in Hong Kong. However, because of her impatient personality, her school performance dropped low, and so she was sent to San Francisco to her uncle Jackie. At first, she was anything but enthusiastic about her 'banishment'. Luckily, Jade quickly changed her mind when she saw her uncle fighting off three sinister men and and getting kidnapped by secret agents right afterwards. In her effort to rescue her uncle, she became acquainted with Section 13 and joined Jackie and Uncle in their subsequent adventures against the rising dark mystical forces.
Jade is also the founder and de facto leader of the J-Team, though this fact is not acknowledged by the perhaps most important member after her - her own uncle, Jackie. She is also the Chosen One of the Ben-Shui order, though she is completely unaware of this fact. This accounts for her considerable skill, energy, and enthusiasm, and for her immense (yet still mostly unrealized) potential in the martial arts, demonstrated when she easily beat up a skilled Section 13 worker called Mickey. In the final episode, Captain Black finally decided that Jade was to become an agent at Section 13 when she was older.
In two episodes, Jade encountered a future version of herself. This future Jade was actually the head of Section 13, and came back in time once to stop Drago. Later on, present Jade traveled to the future and found that Captain Black was back in charge of Section 13, and her future-self has been reassigned to desk duty as punishment for her previous unauthorized use of the Dragon Talisman, which resulted in the destruction of a donut shop. This is due to the fact that the 1st future was changed.
Powers and Abilities
In addition to her cuteness and beauty, Jade's primary talent is her intelligence and cleveriness. She often finds simple (or more effective) solutions to problems which thoroughly puzzle the adults around her, and has been able to come up with self-indulgent, logical arguments to overrule her relatives' objections and join the ongoing action anyway. Jade is aso proficient in creating potions and performing chi spells, demonstrating on several occasions that she needs no adult help for powerful chi magic. She has also frequently demonstrated great promise in breaking and entry, and espionage, which are realized by her future self, who has become a Section 13 agent.
Jade has been trained in the martial arts by her uncle Jackie, though the training was originally meant for her to exercise more self-control. While Jade's stature and lack of physical strength often prove to be a disadvantage against adult opponents, she is quite capable of holding her own in a fight. As the Chosen One of the Ben-Shui order, she possesses latent mystical powers, but the full extent of these powers remains unknown.
Besides Jackie, Jade is the only person to have appears in all 95 episodes
- Hi, Jackie!
- I am not Jade. I am Paw Kean the powerful. Ruler of The Rabbit Realm (attempting to fool her uncle) I must fulfill my destiny or the universe itself shall become unmade. Release me at once!
- Oh/Uh, Jackie?
- Go Jackie/Uncle!
- Jackie! (When arguing with Paco over who is the better one - Jackie or El Toro Fuerte).
- JAAAAAAACKIE! (When she is in trouble)
- We must do reeseeaarrch (when she has Uncle's chi in the episode Chi of the Vampire).
- Aaaawwww (When Jackie tells her to stay behind, which she never does).
- But Jackie...
- Duh/Tch! (When showing dissent)
- Hiiiiiiiiyaaaaaaaah!! (When she's going to kick)
- Please, Jackie?
- Jade rarely wears socks (actually really low cut socks). One episode showed her wearing multicolored footies. As seen in Queen of the Shadowkhan, Jade almost always wears nothing but shoes on her feet.
- One interesting fact is the soles of her shoes kept changing from 3 dots connected together to lines, and then finally a gray color.
- In the episode Bullies, it's shown that she has a strong disliking for being called "shrimp" (as former bully Maynard Manson and one of the agents for the Dark Hand learned the hard way when she kicked them to the ground).
- Technically, Jade isn't Jackie's niece. She is his second cousin. It's possible she calls him uncle because he is her role model, or that in Asia children refer to their elders as uncle or big brother.
- She and her parents are the only ones to ever question how Uncle is related to them.
- There were some few episodes where Jade didn't follow Jackie when told to do so. In Weight and See, Jade stayed behind twice.
- In some episodes, Jade has a red cell phone in which she uses to communicate with Jackie.