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|“||[Sun Yee] was able to fend off bandits, protect her village, and save her family from ruin.||„|
|~ Ming Lee describing her ancestor fighting against the soldiers.|
The Soldiers, or the Mongols, are the posthumous overarching antagonists of Pixar's 25th full-length animated feature film Turning Red. They were the evil Mongol army responsible for the film's events.
They were only seen in a flashback when Ming Lee tells her daughter Meilin about their invasion. The army were heading towards Sun Yi's village to kill her and her daughters, having previously slaughtered all of the village men. One night when the Gods granted her wish, Sun Yi became the giant Red Panda and fought and defeated the Soldiers as well as protecting her daughters.
Despite their deaths, the soldiers were still responsible for the film's events as their attack and attempted murder on Sun Yee and her daughters were what caused her to become the Red Panda and pass that gift onto her daughters, and eventually Mei and Ming Lee.
- They were the very first main antagonists of a Pixar movie to have very little screen time.
- They're also the second Pixar main antagonists to die before the events of the film, after Ernesto de la Cruz in Coco.
- The soldiers were the second main antagonists of a Pixar film that are based on an ancient and traditional culture with the first being Mor'du in Brave.