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The 10 Best Quotes From Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings

The 10 Best Quotes From Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings

Shang-Chi is the latest and greatest MCU offering. What are the best lines and quotes from the movie?

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is known for delivering moments of impact through the dialog of every single movie. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings brought many memorable quotes for fans to enjoy, ranging from emotional moments to lines intended for comedic effect.

The story of Shang-Chi facing off against his father, Wenwu, to protect the village of Ta Lo, set up plenty of scenes for notable conversations, and there are certain quotes that had a deeper meaning. What are the best quotes from the movie?

“Burn It Down.”

The 10 Best Quotes From Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings
The 10 Best Quotes From Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings

The movie took liberties with the comic book version of the Mandarin, as Wenwu wasn’t made out to be a power-hungry villain. Instead, his hatred of Ta Lo was what drove him into becoming something of a villain, and this quote proved how far he’d gone.

Despite the pleas of the people of Ta Lo for a peaceful resolution, Wenwu only had retribution on his mind, and coldly told his men to burn the whole place down. He saw with his own eyes that Ta Lo wasn’t a threat, yet being consumed by rage had effectively blinded him,

“Your Mother Knew Who She Was. Do You?”

The 10 Best Quotes From Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings
The 10 Best Quotes From Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings

In a good change from the norm, the protagonist didn’t just learn some new moves to become stronger. Shang-Chi’s problem was running away from who he was meant to be, and Ying Nan’s training was to make him see just that.

After losing to her repeatedly, the answer to why he was unable to win arrived in the form of Ying Nan’s question, as she asked him what his purpose was. Shang-Chi then realized he had to embrace his inner strength and needed to want to help Ta Lo rather than just learn new fight moves.

“Who Are You?”

The 10 Best Quotes From Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings
The 10 Best Quotes From Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings

The direction of the movie was such that viewers were made to see Shang-Chi as a normal man until he suddenly sprung into action. Katy was the audience surrogate, as she witnessed Shang-Chi perform incredible martial arts while fighting on the bus.

This quote was short and simple while doing the job of communicating what viewers would have also been thinking. Katy was astounded to see her friend become someone else entirely, which was justified considering she’d known him for a decade and thought him to be someone normal.

“In Ta Lo, We Train As Equals.”

The 10 Best Quotes From Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings
The 10 Best Quotes From Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings

A constant theme throughout the movie was female empowerment, with Shang-Chi’s sister feeling resentful at the fact that she was always tossed aside and never given any importance. This changed after she saw Ta Lo, where Ying Nan took the role of the leader.

It was the first time she saw people being treated as equals, with Ying Nan casually pointing out that everyone had the same status at Ta Lo. It was a refreshing change of pace from the open discrimination against women that Wenwu’s forces had earlier shown.

“What Is Your Name Logic?”

The 10 Best Quotes From Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten RingsThe 10 Best Quotes From Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings
The 10 Best Quotes From Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings

Katy’s frequent quips have proven to be a hit amongst fans, as seen by the reaction for Shang-Chi on Twitter. A hilarious moment was when she pondered over Shang-Chi’s logic of changing his name into something that sounded pretty much the same.

His chosen alias of “Shaun” was very similar to how “Shang” is pronounced, leading to Katy questioning why he took on a name that didn’t differentiate him from who he actually was. The quote was a meta-reference to what many viewers would have been thinking before Katy pointed it out.

“This Family Was Destroyed A Long Time Ago.”

The 10 Best Quotes From Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings
The 10 Best Quotes From Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings

The topic of the protagonist’s background was one of the most recurring questions about Shang-Chi before the movie’s release. It was revealed that he had a sibling whom he’s betrayed, as Shang-Chi never returned for Xialing despite promising to come back in three days.

Xialing’s contempt toward him was understood through this quote when she argued with her father and brother, as they had the gall to play the family card against her. Xialing claimed she had no reason to be loyal to them because she didn’t think they were a family anymore.

“That Hurt. Do You Want Me To Show You It Feels?”

The 10 Best Quotes From Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten RingsThe 10 Best Quotes From Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings
The 10 Best Quotes From Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings

The cage fight between Wong and Abomination was interesting, as it was later shown that they had planned the whole thing out. While it wasn’t mentioned why they were associated, Wong had this to say when Abomination seemingly went against the script and landed a big blow to him.

As a powerful sorcerer, Wong decided to show Abomination what being hurt felt like and opened up a portal to make the latter punch himself. It was a good way to show that Wong was someone not to be trifled with.

“If My Dad Wasn’t Going To Let Me Into His Empire, I Was Going To Build My Own.”

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The 10 Best Quotes From Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings

Xialing proved that Wenwu was wrong to underestimate her when it was shown that she owned the fight club where powerful beings interacted. When asked by Katy why she took this rebellious turn, Xialing claimed she did so to have her own standing and that she was capable to do so without her father’s help.

Her quote was also a setup for the movie’s conclusion, as Xialing was the one who ultimately became the new leader of the Ten Rings organization. This was ironic considering her father had never molded her to be his successor, yet Xialing’s time running the fight club had already prepared her for the job.

“Even If You Could Bring Her Back, What Makes You Think That She’d Want Anything To Do With You?”

The 10 Best Quotes From Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings
The 10 Best Quotes From Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings

Although the Mandarin might be one of Shang-Chi’s villains in the comics, Wenwu’s enemy in the movie was pretty much himself. During their climactic battle, Shang-Chi hit his father with the hardest-hitting question when he asked if the wife he wanted to resurrect could even love the person he’d become.

This was more than a legitimate question, as Ying Li had fallen in love with Wenwu when he’d given up his power-hungry ways. There was no chance of her accepting Wenwu if he’d ended their own son to bring Ying Li back, and Shang-Chi knew that Wenwu realized this deep down.

“I’m Not Leaving You Again.”

The 10 Best Quotes From Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings
The 10 Best Quotes From Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings

Although he returned to China to save his sister when he thought she was in danger, Shang-Chi didn’t really show much regret for abandoning her. The big moment for their reconciliation arrived in the climactic fight, where Shang-Chi refused to let go of Xialing when the Dweller-in-Darkness was about to take her away.

It was here when he redeemed himself for what he’d done, telling Xialing that he had no intention of leaving her and would rather die with her than save himself. For someone as headstrong and fierce as Xialing, only this kind of claim could convince her that Shang-Chi truly did love her as his sibling.

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