|“||Angry crow takes flight!||„|
|~ One of the many quotes of Hak Foo.|
Hak Foo is a recurring antagonist from the Jackie Chan Adventures.
In the first season, he was voiced by Jim Cummings, who also played Steele in Balto, Fuzzy Lumpkins in The Powerpuff Girls, and Hernán Cortés in DreamWorks' The Road to El Dorado. From Season 2 onwards, he was voiced by John DiMaggio, who also played Dr. Drakken in Kim Possible.
Hak Foo, also known as The Black Tiger, is a rather tall and muscular man. He appears to be a foot taller than Jackie, but slightly shorter than Tohru. He has spiked, red hair, a thin mustache and beard, and habitually wears a blue muscle shirt and jeans. He wore a blue vest and red pantaloons in his first appearance, and when he joined the Dark Hand, had a costume change.
As a person, Hak Foo demonstrates a big ego, a short temper, and overconfidence to match; thus, he is very condescending to minors and eager to pick any chance for a fight. But on one occasion in Season 2, where Jade had gotten hold of a demon archive and the Shadowkhan appeared, he was surprised when they turned on him and instead defended Jade.
Because of his abilities and mannerisms, he often either impresses or intimidates others, and is shown to be much more capable than Finn, Chow and Ratso during their duties. Hak Foo is also more loyal to his current master to the extent that he was happy to live as Daolon Wong's slave because of the power and purpose it gave him. Because of this, Hak Foo may come off at times as not particularly bright. When Shendu tried to fool his siblings into thinking a phone book he was holding was a spell book to help free them, Hak Foo later handed him the phone book because he hadn't gotten on to the fact that Shendu was lying to them.
However, the Enforcers are not afraid to mock him when things do not go his way, such as when he is first defeated as a Dark Chi Warrior and ends up in "loserville" with the other three, or when Chow first encounters his tiny Shadowkhan minions in Season 4.
Powers and Abilities
Hak Foo is an experienced martial artist with peak physical condition. He's strong enough to break holes through brick or stone walls and push off the much larger Tohru. He's as fast and agile as Jackie and able to jump much higher than him.
Hak Foo's physical toughness is also remarkable, as he never seems to be seriously injured when he ends up in painful situations. For example, in his initial appearance, he falls from a high tower on boxes and Tohru, who weighs 480-pounds, fell on him. In Jade Times Jade, he tried to break the indestructible Pan'ku Box with his head, but only managed to receive a red mark on his forehead. In Black Magic, he's thrown through a wall to the ocean and he merely swims ashore.
Hak Foo is a very skillful and brawny fighter, and a dangerous opponent to all who face him.
Hak Foo has the habit of making up and shouting colorful metaphorical phrases whenever he commences an attack or a special action. One of his most commonly used catchphrases, for example, is "Angry crow takes flight!" whenever he makes a leaping attack with arms outstretched. On very rare occasion he changes tactics by shouting one phrase and executing a different move, but usually he prefers the most direct approach, which makes his tactics somewhat predictable. He even gives animal themed metaphors during non-combat situations, for example, when waking up he yells "slumbering bear greets the dawn!" When running away from something, he says "bunny flees from vicious jackals." Even though his attack style is predictable, it is also adaptable, depending on the situation a new attack can be made at a moment's notice. For example, when fighting Jackie in space in the episode Shanghai Moon, he started to yell "Tiger lashes-," but ended up saying "through pudding?" when he moved far too slowly. He also used this deceptively once; when he was unable to best the Dog Talisman-powered Uncle, he fooled him into thinking he would attack with his foot only to use his fist and knock him back successfully (a blow that would have otherwise killed him if for not the talisman).
Hak Foo is the only enforcer that does not fight with a weapon. Unlike Chow, Ratso, and Finn, who also use a variety of weapons both as enforcers for Valmont and as Dark Chi Warriors for Daolon Wong, Hak Foo has never used any weapons on either occasion. But in Shrink Rap he briefly uses a stick as a quarterstaff. He rarely uses Talisman magic in a fight because he considers himself to be so strong that he does not need to use them. However, he will use the Talismans if angered to the point of using them.
When transformed into a Dark Chi Warrior, Hak Foo's physical abilities with enhanced to extreme levels, showing himself capable of creating miniature tornadoes and turning into a living meteor with pure physical power alone. His durability was also increased to where Tohru dropping a massive rock on his head, a tactic that would've destroyed the other warriors, didn't even leave a scratch. It ultimately required the power of the Ox Talisman to overpower him.
When he wore the mask of the eighth Oni General, he possessed the ability to summon the Mini Khan
Aside from his martial arts, Hak Foo knows how to fly a helicopter and a plane.
A very strong fighter always in pursuit of power, he is first hired by the Dark Hand to help retrieve the Pig Talisman, along with Tohru. He was the first to beat Jackie Chan in a fight, but he was then beaten by Uncle Chan, who was using the powers of the Dog Talisman which granted him immortality. He manages to get the Pig Talisman but loses it to Uncle and Jackie. After the defeat of Shendu, Hak Foo joins permanently the Dark Hand as a replacement for Tohru, helping in the search for the portals to release the brothers and sisters of Shendu.
After the search for the portals, Hak Foo goes on his own in search for power. He attempts to steal the Osiris Bracelets, which Jackie had found in one of his expeditions. Both him and Jackie end minimized due to a spell made by Jade, but Hak Foo gets the bracelets, using them to grow an extra pair of arms. He is unable to use them tough, as he is trapped into a glass jar.
He would appear again some time later, challenging Daolon Wong and his slaves, who were none other than the Enforcers. Daolon turns him into one of his slaves as well, but he becomes happy with this however, as he is granted unlimited power. He is returned back to normal after Uncle Chan uses a spell that strips Wong of his powers, and ends arrested along with everyone else. Wong attempts to summon Shadowkhan with improvised ingredients, but accidentally releases Tarakudo from his slumber. Tarakudo takes Hak Foo and the Enforcers out of jail and makes them his henchmen, to help him find the Oni Masks that trapped his generals. He is never seen after the defeat of Tarakudo until the final episode, where he had become a freelancer along with the Enforcers, as he had enough of being a bad guy, helping in the final fight against Drago.