Khan is Mulan's horse and one of the main protagonists in Mulan and its sequel. He is voiced by Frank Welker. Khan helps Mulan when she goes off to war disguised as "Ping." Khan is the third horse to be owned by a Disney Princess; Major being the first and Phillipe being the second.
Khan is Mulan's horse though it is uncertain how long Mulan has owned him. He is very loyal and caring to Mulan and is always there to rescue her when she is in need.
Like other horse characters in Disney Princess films, Khan has a very distinct personality even though he cannot speak. He is very courageous and doesn't have a lot of fear. Evidence of which is provided when the Army is attacted in the mountains and Khan doesn't run off and is able to save Mulan and Li Shang from the avalanche. Khan is also fiesty and quite haughty. This is first shown when he tramples on Mushu during their first meeting. Khan has shown to possess a human level of intelligence, such as falling down and laughing when Mulan tries to pretend to be male, showing concern when Mulan is left in the mountains alone and puts a blanket around her, and becoming easily offended when Mushu refers to him as a "cow", "bessy" and later a "sheep."
In the first Mulan movie Khan is first seen taking Mulan to hermother andgrandmother to get her ready to see the matchmaker. Later when Mulan shows up in her male guise to take him to the army with her, he initially shows fear, not recognizing her at all; however Mulan is able to quickly calm him down and he realises it's her. Mulan then rides him off to the war. The next day he and Mulan are shown to be in the forest next to the training grounds. We see Khan's sense of humor and human-like intelligence for the first time. Mulan askes him if her voice and personality impression is okay; his only response is falling to the ground and laughing at how ridiculous it is. Khan's haughtyness is then seen, when he first see's Mushu he tramples him to the ground, probably taking him for a rodent instead of a miniature dragon. He is also gets offended by Mushu when he says "If I was my actual size your cow here would die of fright."
Mulan even during her military training seems to take Khan most places she goes even when she goes to bathe. This indicates they are probably very close since Mulan doesn't like to be parted from him for too long.
In a later scene it is again put on diplay Khan's dislike for Mushu. After Mulan's training is over Mushu tries to get Mulan into the war to become a war hero. When he and Cri-Kee ask him for a ride he simply knocks Mushu off his back and proceeds to ignore him. (So Mushu and Cri-Kee resolve to using a random Panda instead) Khan also shows annoynance with Mushu when he accidently sets off one of the armies canons.
During the mountain scene Khan's phyisical strength and loyalty is shown. Khan breaks away from a man trying to soothe him in order to catch up with Mulan. After doing so he is able to help Mulan save Shang from suffocating in the snow. Khan must be able to withstand pressure many times his own weight to be able to ride and coordinate through the massive amount of snow causing the avalanche while carrying Mulan, Shang, Mushu and Cri-Kee at the same time. He does get in trouble by almost falling off a cliff but Yao, Ling and Chien Po and several other army men pull them to safety.(Though of course Chien Po did most of the work) When Mulan is deserted by the army he takes care of Mulan, keeps her warm and shows sorrow for her. He also becomes offended again when Mushu calls him a (literal) sheep.
After Mulan kills Shan Yu, his intelligence is put on display once more as he bows to Mulan along with the rest of the citizens of China. He is last seen as Mulan rides him home to see her family.
- Khan is the third horse to be owned by a Disney Princess; Major being the first and Phillipe being the second.
- The name "Khan" translates to "prince" but can also mean "king" or "leader" in many Tuco-Mongol languages
- For more pictures and screenshots of Khan, click here.
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