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Dragon Warriors AU (also known as Martial-Arts AU, Ninja/Samurai AU, Kimono AU and China/Korea/Japan AU) is an AU in the fandom where the Big Four are warriors of Martial-Arts, Kung Fu and Karate or otherwise featured in an Asian setting.

About the AUEdit

Spawning from fanart, this AU places the Big Four, and other such characters as masters of Martial-Arts, Kung Fu, Karate and other fighting skills from China or Japan. The four are also dressed in Kimonos, Ninja and Samurai getup.

Some fans use/make Chinese RotBTD styled fanart to mark the new year. With the animal characters in the fandom, like Toothless, Bolt, Bunnymund and Heihei, to serve as the Chinese Zodiac animal of that year, while the human characters (like the Big Four) are placed in Chinese clothing. Sometimes beside the Zodiac cast animal character.

Popular AUsEdit

Featured CharactersEdit

The Big FourEdit

Hiccup Horrendous Haddock IIIEdit

Hiccup learned his skills from ancient scrolls from an old temple he used to play in as a kid with his friends and befriends a 'Chinese' dragon. Hiccup is sometimes portrayed as the Karate Kid and his Zodiac animal sigh can be a Dragon (Element: Earth and stands for Lucky, eccentric, imaginative, artistic and spiritual) or Tiger (the year How to Train Your Dragon came out, while How to Train Your Dragon 2 came out on the year of the Horse and the first book on the year of the Goat).

Jack FrostEdit

Jack is trained by the guardians to protect men from the dark and fetch old scrolls and powerful artifacts that cannot fall into the wrong hands, like Pitch and his Night Ninjas. His CZ sigh is sometimes a Monkey (Element: Metal and stands for Quick-witted, charming, lucky, adaptable, bright, versatile and lively) or the Dragon (the year Rise of the Guardians came out).

Merida DunBrochEdit

Merida wears a Kimono by day and places her samurai gear on at night. Fans like to place Merida in the year of the Horse (Fire and Adaptable, loyal, courageous, ambitious, intelligent, adventurous and strong) or Dragon (the year Brave came out).

Rapunzel CoronaEdit

Rapunzel wears her Kimono (with Sun, Flower or Lantern patterns) while serving tea to her gests and when she's alone she works on her Tai-chi in the garden. Her CZ birth sigh is the Rat (Fire and Intelligent, adaptable, quick-witted, charming, artistic and sociable) or Tiger (the year Tangled came out).

Extra CharactersEdit

Queen ElsaEdit

Elsa wears a blue (sometimes a winter) Kimono with white and blue flowers or snowflake patterns. Elsa sometimes wears a flower or snowflake hairpin/clip in her hair. The flowers on her kimono or in her hair are sometimes the pink flowers she wears in Frozen Fever.

Princess AnnaEdit

While Elsa wears a blue kimono, Anna wears a green or pink one with flower patterns. The flower patterns are sometimes the sunflowers from Frozen Fever, Arendelle's crest or the flowers that are on Anna's dresses in the film.

Hiro HamadaEdit

Tadashi HamadaEdit

Vanellope von SchweetzEdit

Miguel RiveraEdit

The GuardiansEdit

Known ExamplesEdit


Mockup ArtEdit