|Captain/General Li Shang
|Li Lonnie (Descendants)
Thereof, is Mulan Genderfluid?
As an Asian American, yes, but also as a queer and trans person. Disney's "Mulan" is, however unintentionally, a queer narrative that explores both gender identity and sexual orientation. It is not, as it is often simplistically described, a story about a disempowered woman who becomes empowered by masculinity.
Then, is Mulan a true story?
The story of Hua Mulan is treated more as a legend than a historical person, and her name does not appear in Exemplary Women which is a compilation of biographies of women during the Northern Wei dynasty.
Mulan is a very consistent character. She's brave, determined, intelligent, adapts very easily and is a little unconventional. We also see her skills develop, as she goes from bumbling idiot to a soldier to be reckoned with.