Jindiao is a vulture and the main antagonist in the upcoming Amazon Prime series Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny. After being defeated by his former students, the Four Constellations, for trying to harness chi from the Wellspring for evil after his golden chi drove him mad for more initially by trying and failing to seal him into the Spirit Urn, Jindiao had to cast his soul into the physical body of a vulture named Chong, while keeping his life and health stable with stolen chi from others. Posing as a grand abbot for a temple of rodent monks, he seeks to find the Wellspring and the Four Constellations' chi to return to his true form once more. But even after clever planning, he was successfully imprisoned in the Spirit Urn again stuck with Chong and in the presence of Red Yaoguai.


One thousand years ago, Jindiao was the original Dragon Master and mentor to the Four Constellations. However, he was consumed with the power of his own golden Hero's Chi, and sought to capture the Wellspring and gain even greater might. His students conspired with Oogway and Bunnidharma to separate his spirit from his dragon body and trap him within the Spirit Urn. However, Bunnidharma failed to deliver the urn as planned, and the Constellations were forced to sacrifice themselves to stop Jindiao.

Cast out of his dragon body, Jindiao was left with a small selection of mortal forms to inhabit, and chose the form of a vulture, of which was something he came to personally hate. Over the course of a thousand years, he sustained himself by feeding on the Chi of other beings. Eventually he became Grand Abbot of the Temple of the Heavenward Plumblossom, playing the part of a benevolent elder while secretly scheming to regain his lost power and more. He eventually gathered a number of lethal followers, led by the dedicated Jade Tusk, and set them to watching over the former hiding place of the Wellspring.


Jindiao is very power-hungry, corrupted by his golden chi. He has a deceitful nature under the disguise of a Grand Abbot. He dislikes failure, as he is angered when his followers are unsuccessful and cares very little about them. Jindiao seems eager to cause pain or discomfort. However, he will use manipulation or bribery to get his way, as shown when he attempts to get the Pandas to hand over the Four Constellations by offering them conquest.

Role in the series

Jindiao's True Form

Jindiao's True Dragon Form.

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