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18 Reasons Why "Jackie Chan Adventures" Was The Best Cartoon Of Your Childhood

Jade Chan was living every kid's dream.

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1. The main character was named Jackie and based on the real Jackie Chan.

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And was an ass-kicking archeologist to boot.

2. Jade gave you all the kid goals.

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She traveled the world, knew martial arts, AND had Jackie Chan as an uncle.

3. You never knew what you would find in Uncle's shop.

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Uncle's Rare Finds had it all.

4. Uncle was always there to keep Jackie on his toes with his sassy attitude.

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It was funny to see someone actually be able to school Jackie. "But Jackie, did they buy anything?"

5. The show contained nuggets of wisdom aplenty.

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6. Jackie had some of the best stunt moves AS A CARTOON.

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Kicking ass even in 2D.

7. The friendship between Jade and Tohru was adorable.

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Nothing like a reformed bad guy who has a soft spot for kids.

8. Family bonds were central to the show.

Jade, Jackie, and Uncle... who could ask for more?
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Jade, Jackie, and Uncle... who could ask for more?

9. You sat on the edge of your seat to see where the next talisman would show up and what it would do.

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Shoutout to the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac.

10. The noble animals were the epitome of cute *and* powerful.

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Haiku made you beg your mom for a pet monkey.

11. It combined an insane amount of genres.

For a winning combo!
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For a winning combo!

12. The show was the perfect balance of serious and goofy.

There's something magical about watching Valmont reluctantly play cowbell.

13. Chi magic actually legitimized Uncle's alternative dance moves.

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Yu Mo Gui Gwai Fai Di Zao!

14. The flashbacks showed cute little Jackie was just as much of a badass.

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Check out those moves!

15. The villains were outright nightmare inducing.

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But it was all the more satisfying when they were finally defeated.

16. Two words: Captain Black.

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He's the mysterious secret leader of the government organization Section 13, with brains *and* brawn in spades.

17. Super Moose was the cutest sidekick of all time.

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Who wouldn't want their stuffed animal to come to life and help them defeat bad guys?

18. The J-Team gave you all the squad goals.

Just look at all this fierceness and talisman power.
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Just look at all this fierceness and talisman power.

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Ultimately, it's a show about family and friendship that you'll never forget.

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Jackie Chan Adventures forever.

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