SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS: Shaun/Shang-Chi + Katy + moments
SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS: Shaun/Shang-Chi + Katy + moments
Shang-Chi and Katy wearing matching Dragon Scale Armor
After Katy got injured on a mission that almost cost her life, Shaun insisted that she should have her own Dragon Scale armor for protection and had it made in Ta Lo. And of course, her armor should match his!
(I really enjoyed making this photomanip on Katy's uniform!)
Shaun Xu and Katy Chen
Awkwafina behind the scenes of Shang-chi and the legend of the ten rings, 2021
I knew my fellow #romanogers would always come in clutch when needed the most. Does anyone remember this little fun fact?
about how the last female character, that the male protagonist interacts with end up being their potential love interest in the MCU? And we all know Marvel doesn't like to break tradition that often the little old 'if it ain't broke..'
Point is, everyone knows how Shang-chi ended, the normal way and the post credit way and may be even the deleted scene kind of way if we consider that one where Shaun and Katy were in a car going bowling
You can want them to remain platonic all you want, but they are meant to be. And who says two people dating cannot be bffs too? Who doesn't love a chaotic duo jumping into dangers with 19% odds of success right?
What I think might happen in Shang-chi 2 or rather would like to see it's a mess :
There were these instances in the first movie,
1. this one interview with Destin which I can't find anymore unfortunately where he said having Katy and Xialing's characters the way they are was important because they represented the two worlds Shaun/Shang-chi belonged to.
Xialing being his brooding and gloomy past, where was Katy was everything alive and vibrant about his life in San Francisco.
2. Right before the end credit scene, Wong said that the trajectory of their [shaun and katy's] life is going to change. And that they have a long journey ahead of them.
3. Every. Single. Deleted scene of SCATLOTTR !
Now points 1 and 2, they made sure that Shaun's SanFran life was as normal as one can have while living in a superhero world. Katy for example is only a human, who doesn't have any kind of combat training, all she has the insane driving skill, her street smarts and the archery skill she picked up while in Ta Lo. You throw her in a superhero battle without her bow and arrow or her car and she's defenceless as far as first movie was concerned. And now she's become a part of Shang-chi's world, that is much more darker and filled with all sorts of dangers. The snap was something out of his control then, but the things coming now would be coming either for him or because of him and Katy's not going to leave his side. And I believe that's going to act as his Kryptonite at one point.
I bet hope we'll get a preview of katy training at the Avengers compound in the next movie so she'll be better prepared, but as Shaun, Shang-chi will never stop worrying about her.
That's where the third point comes into picture. Throughout the first movie, they made sure to keep Shaun and Katy's relationship strictly platonic. Which was clever because it was a story of shaun becoming Shang-chi and coming to terms with his past. As Wenwu said, he was indeed living in fear all his life. His father's fear when he was in China, and then in US, the fear that his new friends wouldn't accept him if they knew who he really was. But now that cloud has cleared. The people that matter in his life know about his past and have accepted him, in a way Shaun is ready to actually live a life.
One of the deleted scene was Wenwu assuming Katy was shaun's girlfriend and shaun not correcting him - which could be read as him not wanting to talk about her with his father at all, and let go. But the other scene between Katy and Xialing clearly suggested that Katy might be having feelings for him but values their friendship enough to not act on them. Since it's a deleted scene, this gives and opportunity to either elaborate on it or spin it the other way in second movie.
Like if shaun gets a temporary girlfriend in second movie, because he too is chicken to act on his feelings towards Katy, we could have Katy jealous? Or someone else thinking she's jealous, or offhandedly mentioning why she's okay with her boyfriend flirting with another girl.
OR Shaun getting girlfriend(s) I honestly don't see him as a jock but oh well the plot calls for drama so that he's distracted enough to not face the internal turmoil he constantly faces when presented with the enigma that is Katy, but one time he's so distracted that she's in actual danger (queue the just a human trope) and he goes berserk [either way there is enough platonic content till the last 30 mins of the movie]. This would also be a nice segue to presumed evil!Shang-chi 👀 forgive me for not knowing the mechanics of the rings but - if he uses his rings at their full potential, may be they pose a threat as per the Avengers coz they're a becon to something.
Simufina alert! In Simu's recent IG photo he shows off his fake tattoos. I'd like to direct your attention to the Tiger tattoo on his left arm, exactly where Nora has her tiger. 🐯❤️ 😏
Oop. Why does this reminds me of @zarahjoyce fanfic? 💖
Any role Awkwafina has played Brenda Song could do 1000x better, we were truly robbed and disrespected having Awkwafina in those roles
The more I watch SCATLOTTR, the more I’m convinced these two are not platonic. Look at Shang Chi, he basically went: looks at Katy’s hand, her face, plays with her thumb, stares and smile at her again.
So it suffices to say that she refuses to listen.
(Cutting out the tweeter's name because he says he intends to delete this)
Amen to ALL of this! The "social justice" crowds on the internet are vultures, people eager to tear down people who believe all the same stuff they do but are just under more scrutiny and have more of their imperfections amplified. They circle overhead waiting for even the slightest sign of vulnerability and swoop down.
Leftism is like a toxic right-wing church. People only care about the ideals insofar as they can use them to elevate themselves over others.
It's because of sh*t like this that I no longer consider myself a progressive, socialist, or leftist. I feel safest in center-left liberal spaces because they are usually more tolerant of human imperfection and impurity.
On the off-chance anyone reads this, I'm sure I'll get a lecture on what these women of color could have said to make things better or to spin these as good-faith criticisms. Spare me. No apology would've been enough. There's no distinction between cultural appreciation or appropriation in the eyes of the internet. I've been through the crucifixion of my fellow SJWs by other SJWs way too many times. I know how this routine goes and I won't let you pretend there was some way for them to get out of it.
Your ideology isn't an excuse to treat decent but imperfect people like trash. You're probably gonna call this "tone policing" or something. Let me make it clear that I don't f*cking care any more.
Lady Ruiwen Chen of the Iron Gang AU anybody?
i just think about the fact that both simu and nora have ig stories indicating that they're both on the road? i'm soft
Hi, I belong to a shanchixkaty discord server and I since you ship the actors (I do too) I'd like to hear you thoughts on these pictures
They were from different dates,Simu's was taken September 6th, 2021. Nora's was taken June 12, 2021. Both according to IG.
They aren't birthdays because Simu is born on April 19, Nora on June 2
Hi, re: #12 on Simu's:
As for Nora, I'm not really sure on it. Maybe someone can answer it? ☺️
Sorry to hijack your asks, but bc of the ring situation, I’ve been looking at my archive vids and photos I have from the Shang-Chi press tour (pls no judging I swear I kept them for my Nora edits 😭)
Here are just some pretty telling stuff I’ve noticed, mostly about their body language towards each other.
ANDDDD come on, look at some of ‘em, the man’s practically got heart-eyes
Of course I’m not judging you. Haha. This is a safe space and I’d like to thank you for saving this, as we’re able to see this. ❤️❤️❤️
Hey, re: Simu's necklace & the new 88 rising ring he has on it, it's most likely a gift from Nora. She's into numerology. One of her favorite shops is Tommy Jewels in NYC, & she often gets gold jewelry made from there (her new rings say 686 and GRANDMA, bless!). Either she had his necklace & ring custom made, or someone at 88 Rising (the band) did. But follow the IG stories & breadcrumbs. Dude professed his (platonic/maybe not) love for her PUBLICLY. I've never seen him do that for ANY woman...
Oh wow. Thank you for this info anon. (tagging @strawberryshortckes too 😉)
Agree!! I keep on thinking about that comment. I just like them so much. Sorry, not sorry.) Nora’s was like, “Happy New Year Simu!” but this man, went in big and said ILY publicly. Sigh. When are we going to see these two together onscreen again.
I’m doing pretty ok too! I was also scrolling through my archives and really couldn’t help but start noticing other stuff, too.
Here are some photos I have from the press tour that kind of shows their body language towards each other. You’ll notice they tend to stick pretty close to each other and in some cases (ahem Nora ahem) lean on the other.
Also, you can practically see Simu giving heart-eyes to Nora in some of the photos.
For your viewing pleasure ;)
1,3,6 & 7 are my favorites, particularly the 6th one, I can’t. 😍 Like, calm down Sir. Too much heart eyes on that one.
I’ve mentioned this on one of my previous Simufina ask. There was this Shang Chi interview video that I saw, where Simu was narrating the moment he got a call from Kevin Feige (not sure if you’ve seen it, but this is the transcript.)
Simu: I got the call from Kevin, he called me on a Tuesday evening I was in my underwear *looks at Nora*…. I don’t know why I looked at you-
Meng'er: *burst out laughing*
Simu: -as I was saying that, I was, you know-
I told myself I’d gif that but I still haven’t had the time to. 😅 It was funny and shows how comfortable they are with each other. And also, a little bit teasing on Simu’s part.
Hi! I hope you don’t mind me butting in but I’ve been lurking around the Shang-Chi x Katy tag for quite some time now and got suckered in with the whole Simu and Nora are they/aren’t they schtick lol.
Anyway (and I also sent an ask about this with the other blog that shares stuff about them too) I saw Simu’s most recent selfie with his 88 rising necklace and found something really strange. There’s a ring on his necklace now, and I could’ve sworn I saw Nora wearing it before.
So I dug through my archives (I’m a fan of Nora’s so I keep her Insta stories and posts for future edits), and sure enough, she’s got a ring that looks EXTREMELY similar to the one that Simu has on his necklace.
I’ve attached the screenshots I took cuz I feel like I’m on some sort of detective shit lmaooo
Hello @strawberryshortckes you know after the whole Simu/Nora, tumblr-dating thing, I’ve started saving their insta stories. (Well, it just started yesterday lmao) bcos yas queen, we need to Sherlock this whole thing.
I’ve googled who Simu’s dating now the other night (and I don’t want to be bummer to all simufina fans) but I’ve come across this article where he’s dating Tina Jung. My S/N heart broke a little. Do you think they’re (S/T) still together? =(
Hi! Hope you’ve had a great start to your year so far! I’ve been lurking around the Shang-Chi x Katy tag for quite some time now, and really enjoy all these asks you’re getting about Simu and Nora (I’m a sucker for good ol’ celeb gossip lol).
I saw Simu’s selfie post recently and noticed something really peculiar. He’s got a ring on his 88 rising necklace now, and I found it so strange cuz I could’ve sworn I saw Nora wearing that ring (or something like it) before. So I dug through my archives (I’m a fan of Nora’s so I tend to save her Insta posts and stories for future edits), and sure enough, I see that ring (or something similar to it, but it’s pretty dang close).
I took some screenshots here cuz, ya know, sharing is caring ;)
Hi @strawberryshortckes so far, so good! How are you? I love receiving simufina/scatlottr asks, so thank you for sending in one. 😊 AND THANK YOU FOR CAPTURING NORA’s IG STORY because indeed, the 2 rings looks the similar.
Oh my, oh my. 😍 I really think we need to watch out for their upcoming post.