Mr. Ping is one of the two pentagonists (alongside Oogway) of the Kung Fu Panda franchise. He is Po's adoptive father. He dreams of Po taking over his noodle shop, but is very shocked when Po is chosen to become the Dragon Warrior. At first, he does not believe Po is capable of learning kung fu. But after Po defeats Tai Lung, he finally accepts him to be the Dragon Warrior. In the end credits of Kung Fu Panda, Mr. Ping is playing (and apparently winning) a match of Chinese Chess with Master Shifu.