Role in the Film
Shan Yu is first seen using the sword to menace an Imperial scout. During the battle at the mountains when Mushu accidentally fired a cannon causing Li Shang's troops' position to be given away to Shan Yu and the Huns, Shan Yu also slashes Mulan with his sword, which later causes her identity to be revealed after he and his Huns are caught in the avalanche Mulan caused. After wiping out the Huns in an avalanche, Captain Li Shang presents the sword to the Emperor of China. However, Shan Yu's pet, Hayabusa the Falcon suddenly snatches the sword away and returns it to its owner, who is perched on the rooftop of the Emperor's Palace. After Shan Yu is finally defeated, the Emperor hands the sword of Shan Yu to Mulan to show the world what she has done for China. She then presents it to her father as honor to the family.