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Note: Due to Monkie Kid not being a direct representation to Journey to the West,[1] this article will be primarily about Red Son's appearance within Monkie Kid. For information about him in Journey to the West, click here.
“With every item absorbed, my family comes one step closer to total domination! Once we get the Monkey King's staff, we will be unstoppable!”
— Red Son[src]

Red Son is the son of the Demon Bull King and Princess Iron Fan. He is the creator of the Bull Clones.

Official description

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Demons and Other Bad Guys

Son of the Demon Bull King, he is a short-tempered evil genius who builds diabolical weapons and tries to impress his dad at any cost. His mission is to rule the city and wipe out all signs of the Monkey King.[2]


Red Son can be described as a stereotypical insane boy genius/mad scientist, creating a multitude of weapons to aid the Demon Bull Family in their rise to power. He greatly admires his father for his strength and seeks to serve him and any possible manner for his family to rule the world. Befitting his maniacal personality, he is also yields a short, and literally fiery temper, prone to outbursts of rage whenever things do not go his way, or he finds himself challenged by those he deems inferior.

Appearance & Variants


Red Son looks akin to an average human teenager, with red hair tied into a ponytail and part of his raised at the front end and a yellow highlight resembling fire. He also has a 'X' shaped scar on his cheek.


  • Current: He wears pince-nez glasses, a red long-sleeved trench coat that is torn at the ends over a black shirt, indigo pants with a purple belt, silver buckle and yellow pocket linings. He also wears a necklace that has the Demon Bull Family insignia on it under his trench coat.
    • Armored (non-canon): Over his trench coat, Red Son wears a grey suit of armor that has gold tubes.
  • Cook: While working at his and his father's food stand, Red Son kept his normal clothing but had a baker's skull cap and an apron on as well.

Weapons & Accessories


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Whenever Red Son is driving his race car, he often wears a red and purple helmet that has the logo that's on the back of his trench coat.

Power Glove

Main article: Red Son's Power Glove

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Sometime before "Monkie Kid: A Hero is Born", Red Son created a silver gauntlet that can lift the Golden Staff for those who can't.

Alternate versions

Calabash counterpart

Main article: Demon Bull Family (Calabash)

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In the episode "Calabash", when MK was trapped in a magical artifact known as the Calabash, he was sent to simulation where everything's perfect in Megapolis. When he asked what happened to the Golden Staff, Tang remarked that he used the staff to imprison Red Son and the rest of his family in the mountain.



  • Pyrokinesis - Red Son has the ability to create fire.
    • Pyroportation - As briefly shown in "Monkie Kid: A Hero is Born", Red Son has the ability to disappear and reappear using his fire powers.
    • Pyro-Telekinesis - Red Son has the ability to manipulate objects by using his fire powers.
    • Portal creation - Via his fire powers, Red Son create portals.


Names in other languages

  • Chinese: Hóng Hái-ér (紅孩兒)


  • Red Son and Princess Iron Fan are currently the only known demons to have a human appearance.
  • When MK arrived at a temple in Flower Fruit Mountain, he saw an illustration of Red Son's parents and other legendary villains whom Monkey King battled yet Red Son was nowhere to be seen.
  • Red Son shares many similarities with Mei:
    • Both descend from non-human creatures yet look like normal humans.
    • Both have a complicated relationship with their parents.
    • Both can get angry rather quickly.
    • Both resemble their mothers more than their fathers.
    • Both have quirky personalities.
    • Both are very proud of their heritage.
    • In Chinese dub, they both hate being referred to as "small".
  • He implies that he has his own hit list.
  • The Monkey King refers to him as the Demon Bull King's "half-baked son".

In Journey to the West

  • His Journey to the West character is known as "Red Boy" instead of "Red Son" and was also a young child instead of a teenager.
  • In the novel, Red Son engaged in a fight with Monkey King while learning about his relationship with the Demon Bull King until he became Guanyin's permanent disciple after asking her for mercy due to the pain he felt whilst sitting on Guayin's throne.


MK's team Mei · MK · Pigsy · Sandy · Tang
Demons Individuals: Demon Accountant · Demon Bull King · Huntsman · Jin · Lady Bone Demon · Macaque · Princess Iron Fan · Red Son · Rhino King · Smoke Monster · Spider Queen · Spindrax (non-canon) · Strong Spider · Syntax · Yin
Groups: Bone Spirits · Demon Bull Family · Gold and Silver Demons · Spider Demons
Bull Clones Bob · General Ironclad · Growl · Grunt · Roar · Snort
Dragon Family Dragon of the West · Mei · Mr. Dragon · Mrs. Dragon · White Dragon Horse
MK Clones Backup Clone · Deliverly Clone · Painter Clone · Party Clone
Calabash counterparts Individuals: Mei · Mo · Monkey King · Pigsy · Sandy · Tang
Groups: Demon Bull Family · MK's team
Celestial Beings Individuals: Guanyin · Lao Tzu
Groups: Lion Guardians
Speedy Panda Individuals: Lee (non-canon) · Pan (non-canon)
Groups: Speedy Panda drivers
Other Characters Dragon of the East · Fruit Babies · Game Monster · Guardians of Knowledge · Jojo and Bikky · Lady Bone Demon's hostess · Mayor · Minor Characters (Humans · Non-canon · Non-Humans · Unnamed · Unseen) · MK's Lion Guardian · Mo · Monkey King · Monkeys · Pigsy's rival · Sandy's therapy cats · Sha Wujing · Shoe Store Assistant · Spider-Bots · Removalist · Tang Sanzeng · Zhu Ganglie