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Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior is a Disney Channel Original movie about a girl named Wendy Wu (Brenda Song) who wants to be homecoming queen. She is visited by a young monk named Shen, and learns that she is the descendant of a warrior named Mei Song and that she must become a Yin-warrior in order to fight an evil spirit named Yan-Lo.

The movie provides examples of:

  • Actor Allusion: Sally Martin plays Tory, who drives a blue van and has a predisposition for the same color. Sounds very familiar.
  • Because Destiny Says So
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Inverted; Wendy lets her rival Jessica win the Prom Queen title, which touches Jessica enough to put her on good terms with Wendy as a result.
  • Demonic Possession: Yan-Lo possesses several characters throughout the movie.
  • Don't Think, Feel
  • Incest Is Relative: Wendy introduces Shen as her cousin, but ends up acting a lot like a jealous girlfriend later. Somehow, no one comments on this.
  • Multiethnic Name: Wendy Wu
  • Refusal of the Call: Wendy initially does not want to become a Yin-warrior.
  • Relatively Flimsy Excuse: Wendy tells the others at school that Shen is her cousin. Her grandmother also tells the family that Shen is a relative from China.
  • Screw Destiny: Shen was supposed to die during the battle Because Destiny Says So, but Wendy refuses to let that happen and uses her powers to save him. Turns out that by changing destiny, the evil spirit Yan-Lo is destroyed forever.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Yan-Lo
  • Talking Is a Free Action: During the final battle, Wendy's grandmother appears and talks to her for a while, culminating in her giving Wendy the tradition warrior outfit to change into, which she does. Meanwhile, Shan-yu just stays still and politely does not interrupt them.
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