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“You're pushing yourself too hard, MK. Working all day, partying all night, painting boats? It's not good for a growing boy. You need to time to relax.”
— Tang

Tang is a member of MK's team. After the Demon Bull King was freed from his imprisonment, Tang was one of the four members that assisted MK to help him give the Golden Staff to the Monkey King. However, after MK's presumed death in the Flaming Mountains, Tang and the others were saddened, but had no other choice but to go on without MK, so no one else would get hurt by the Demon Bull Family. Eventually, Tang and the others found out that MK survived and celebrated when he defeated the Demon Bull King.

After several weeks, when the Demon Bull King and the Bull Clones took over the city after being possessed by Lady Bone Demon, Tang supported MK by helping him fend off the Bull Clones while MK freed the Demon Bull King from the spirit's possession.

When the Spider Queen and her Spider-Bots took control of the civilians at New Year's, Tang and the rest of MK's team teamed up with Red Son to travel to the Celestial Realm to look for an antidote that can cure the civilians.

Personality

As a storyteller, Tang often likes telling stories to MK and the rest of his team, such as the Demon Bull King's imprisonment and the Peaches of Immortality. He also has a habit of eating noodles, as he told stories about Monkey King to MK so he can get free noodles in return, despite Pigsy not allowing him to. Like MK, Tang also has an obsession with the Monkey King's legends, as he got overjoyed when he met Monkey King in person and learned that the Golden Staff was real.

Appearance & Variants

Overview

Tang is an adult with smooth black hair that is comb sideways.

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Variants

  • Tunic: Tang wears a two-colored tunic that has the left side white and the other side red, and has gold clasps in the middle. He also wears a red scarf and black boots.
  • Mei fan: In his "Mei fan" attire, Tang wears a white and teal colored scarf and a dragon hat with his tunic.
  • Apocalypse: While MK was with Macaque during the Demon Bull King's takeover, Tang had an apocalyptic-like outfit, which was a damaged version of his tunic. However, he had on golden goggles instead of glasses and had a brown sash that had several medical equipment.
  • Golden Cicada Yum Yum: As a food critic known as Golden Cicada Yum Yum, Tang has tousled hair and a black long-sleeved coat with orange flames as decoration over a white shirt. He also wears golden sunglasses with orange lenses.
  • Sleepwear: Tang wears yellow pajamas along with a red robe and sleeping cap, and slippers that resemble monkeys.

Minifigures

Minifigure Show Differences
Tang Minifigure.jpeg Formal Tang.jpeg Unlike his appearance in the show, Tang’s minifigure has a form if golden chain on his left leg. His torso, unlike his show counterpart, has rectangle detailing. His minifigure’s glasses are red, rather than the gold color they are in the show.

Alternate versions

Calabash counterpart

Main article: Tang (Calabash)

Alternate Universe Tang.jpeg
In the episode "Calabash", when MK was trapped in a magical artifact known as the Calabash, he was sent to a simulation where everything's perfect in Megapolis. There, he met Tang's Calabash counterpart, who claims to be Pigsy's best friend.

Shadow

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Maybe it's just me, but these guys don't look to happy about being left in the shadow of the great Monkie Kid.
Macaque [src]

While Tang and the others attended a shadow play, Macaque used a magic lantern to imprison them in it and take control of their shadows, including Tang's.

Appearances

Names in other languages

  • Japanese: Tan (タン)

Behind the scenes

Trivia

  • He is known for having a habit of eating noodles.
  • In "Noodles or Death", it was revealed that Tang considers himself as MK's father figure.
  • His glasses are a prescription, as revealed in "To Catch a Leaf."

References

Characters
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 Delivery Driver · Dragon of the East · Fruit Babies · Guardians of Knowledge · 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 · Tang Sanzeng · Zhu Ganglie