Wang Cheng has been akumatized.
This article is about Marinette's great-uncle. You may be looking for Master Wang Fu.

Cheng Shifu isn't just a chef—he's an artist! He told me he was going to put flowers in his Celestial Soup. He said he improvises on fateful things that come his way.

Adrien Agreste, "Kung Food"

Wang Cheng[3] (also called Cheng Shifu, meaning "Master Cheng") is a famous Chinese chef, Sabine's uncle and Marinette's great uncle. In "Kung Food", after Chloé Bourgeois sabotages his Celestial Soup and makes him lose the World's Greatest Chef contest, he is infected with an akuma by Hawk Moth and becomes Kung Food, a food-based supervillain.

Appearance

Physical appearance

Wang Cheng is at medium height and he is overweight, having short black hair and brown eyes. His eyebrows are long and thick, and he has a small mustache beneath his nose with a gap in the middle, as well as a small, squared beard on the tip of his chin.

Civilian attire

He wears a chef uniform, which includes a white chef hat, a light gray shirt with sleeves rolled to his elbows and four buttons on the left side, and light gray pants. His shoes are black and he carries a brown leather side satchel with the strap going over his left shoulder.

As Kung Food

Kung Food has pale, light grayish purple skin, golden sclerae, and vivid orange eyes. There are red marks on his forehead, around his mouth, and around his chin. His eyebrows are thick silver markings with curled ends. His hair, mustache, and beard are blond, his hair spiky and wildly pointing upwards. He still wears his chef hat and his satchel, the side of his satchel now bearing a brown mandarin symbol, which means "Kung Food," within a circle. He wears an orange sleeveless karate tunic with short, tattered sleeves and a dark brown collar, along with a black belt wrapped around his waist. On the right side of his chest, there is a red circle with a white outline and white Mandarin characters which read "Kung Food" inside. There are black strands of fabric wrapped around his lower legs, and his shoes are black with tan soles.

Personality

Wang cooking.

Wang is a soft-spoken, respectful and pleasant man who appreciates the kindness of his great-niece Marinette Dupain-Cheng. He works hard at cooking and struggles with failure as he doesn't like being tricked.

As Kung Food, he is vengeful and furious as he is displeased with Chloé Bourgeois for ruining his soup and planning to get back at her by cooking her into a soup that he calls Brat Soup.

Abilities

As a civilian

Wang is an excellent cook, who wins the title of The World's Greatest Chef. His most notable dish is Celestial Soup, which he would later rename Marinette Soup after his great-niece. While his native language is Mandarin, he is able to speak a little English, although he states his abilities are terrible.

As Kung Food

Everybody who tasted Kung Food's tampered soup prior to him being akumatized is brought under his control as minions, and gain enhanced martial arts abilities. As a sign of this, their eyes turn as a same color as Kung Food's eyes with darker orange sclerae.

Kung Food also can create any food-based weapon he desires with his satchel. He can either wield these weapons himself or give them to his minions.

The objects and weapons he produced include:

  • Flying rice balls that can record footage like a camera while another rice ball projects a hologram of that footage.
  • A swimming pools worth of soup broth, described as being well balanced and not greasy.
  • Pots of indestructible caramel that can be used to seal off exits.
  • A mace made out of seafood.
  • A flail made out of potatoes, sausages, lettuce/cabbages and carrots.
  • A crossbow made of cheese that fires stinky cheese bombs.
  • A bow and arrows made out of candy and chocolate.
  • Tonfas made out of sushi rolls.
  • A bo staff made out of and elongated burrito.
  • A dust of red pepper powder that can blind the person's eyes.
  • A sword made out of pepperoni pizza.

Family

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    = Female

    = Gender Unknown


Notes

  • The lineage of Sabine Cheng's parents and uncle is uncertain.
  • In China, wives do not usually take on their husband's surname, keeping their own. Children usually take the father's surname.


Relationships

Marinette Dupain-Cheng/Ladybug

Wang Cheng teaching Marinette how to make his special Soup.

Wang meets his great-niece when he visits her house before the World's Greatest Chef contest. While it's not initially obvious to Marinette, Wang cares for her and appreciates her kindness and hospitality. He uses the flowers she gives him in his soup and, after losing the contest, realizes that Marinette was right about Chloé sabotaging his dish. When remaking his soup, Wang Cheng shows Marinette how to make it when she requests he show her, and he renames it after her.

Prior to visiting Paris, Wang was unaware of who Ladybug is. After being akumatized into Kung Food, Hawk Moth explains who Ladybug and Cat Noir are and Kung Food decides to cook them in his "Brat Soup" in order to give it "superhero flavor."

Adrien Agreste/Cat Noir

Wang Cheng interacting with Adrien.

Wang gets along well with Adrien, conversing with him in Chinese on their drive to Le Grand Paris and telling him how he plans to use Marinette's flower gift to decorate his dish.

Much like with Ladybug, Wang was unaware of who Cat Noir is before visiting Paris and wants to cook him in his soup after becoming Kung Food.

Chloé Bourgeois

Chloé faking innocence after tampering with the soup.

Wang Cheng didn't think much of Chloé until he realizes that she ruined his soup for the contest, much to his anger. When transformed into Kung Food, he has her captured and plans to get revenge on her by cooking her into "Brat Soup".

Bastille

Wang and Bastille are very close.

Sightings

Episodes


Others


Trivia

  • Adrien and Hawk Moth both refer to him as an artist.
  • Wang is the first akumatized character who doesn't appear in the theme song.
    • He was originally meant to appear in the theme song, however, as seen in the animatic.
  • He is the first akumatized character to be related to Marinette.
  • Kung Food's face markings are a reference to the Monkey King.[4]
    • Kung Food's name is a pun on the Chinese martial art, kung fu.
    • Kung Food's design might also reference Goku's Super Saiyan form from Dragon Ball Z. Goku's design, in turn, is based on the Monkey King.
      • Adding to the Dragon Ball connections, the character's English voice actor, Todd Haberkorn is also known for voicing Android 19 in Dragon Ball Z, Kai and Jaco in Dragon Ball Super.
  • Kung Food appears another time in "Gamer 2.0" for Gamer's powers.
  • A statue of Kung Food appears in the Musée Grévin in "The Puppeteer 2".
  • Wang returns in "Miraculous Shanghai" special for his 60th birthday.
  • In "Miraculous Shanghai" it is made known that Wang Cheng raised Sabine, they never say how be became her guardian.

Gallery

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References


ve Characters
Miraculous holders and related characters
French Miraculous superhero team

Adrien Agreste/Cat NoirMarinette Dupain-Cheng/LadybugAlya Césaire/Rena RougeKagami Tsurugi/RyukoLê Chiến Kim/King MonkeyLuka Couffaine/ViperionMax Kanté/PegasusNino Lahiffe/CarapaceZoé Lee/VesperiaRose Lavillant/Pigella

Other Miraculous holders

Jessica Keynes/Eagle

Previous Miraculous holders

Adrien Agreste/Aspik/Mister Bug/Snake NoirChloé Bourgeois/Queen BeeMarinette Dupain-Cheng/Lady Noir/Multimouse/Dragon Bug/Lady Bee

Villains

Gabriel Agreste/Hawk Moth/Shadow MothNathalie Sancoeur/Mayura

Kwamis

BarkkDaizziDuusuFluffKaalkiLiiriLonggMulloNoorooOrikkoPlaggPollenRoaarSassStomppTikkiTrixxWayzzXuppuZiggy

Former Miraculous holders

Ancient Butterfly Miraculous holderAncient Ladybug Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Bee Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Butterfly Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Fox Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Peacock Miraculous holderAncient Egyptian Miraculous holderAncient European Cat Miraculous HolderBọ rùaCernunnosLa CoccinelleHeraklesHēi MāoHippolytaHua MulanJeanne d'ArcLa Déesse CoccinelleLa MariquitaMicazoyolinMudangbeolleMudekudekuPiáo ChóngPied Piper of HamelinSasuke SarutobiSun WukongTentomushiTomoe GozenWang Fu/Jade TurtleYi Sun-sin

Future Miraculous holders

Alix Kubdel/BunnyxBrazilian Miraculous holderFuture Butterfly Miraculous holderJuleka Couffaine/Tigresse PourpreMylène Haprèle/MultimouseLadyLionLady ButterflyCaprikidCoq CourageMinotauroxTraquemoiselle

Order of the Guardians

Su-HanMonk

Others

Mage

United Heroez
Aeon/Uncanny ValleyAgent BlueAgent RedAgent YellowBarbara Keynes/KnightowlCamilla Hombee/VictoryDean Gate/DoormanHurricaneJessica Keynes/SparrowMercuryOlympia Hill/MajestiaSnowflakeStingThorn
Villains
Main villains

AkumaGabriel Agreste/Hawk Moth/Shadow MothNathalie Sancoeur/Mayura

Akumatized villains

AnansiAnimaestroAnimanAntibugBackwarderBakerixBefanaBubblerCaptain HardrockCat BlancCatalystChameleonChristmasterThe CollectorCopycatDarkbladeDark CupidDark OwlDespair BearDesperada • Destroyer • EvillustratorFeastFrightningaleFrozerFurious FuGamerGigantitanGlaciatorGorizillaGuitar VillainHeart HunterHorrificatorIkari GozenKing CashKung FoodKwamibusterLady WifiLiesMagician of MisfortuneMalediktatorMimeMiracle QueenMiraclonizerMiraculerOblivioOni-ChanParty CrasherPharaohMr. PigeonPixelatorPrime QueenPrincess FragrancePuppeteerQueen BananaQueen WaspReflektaRena RageReverserRiposteRobostusRogercopSandboySanta ClawsSapotisShell ShockSilencerSimon SaysSole CrusherStartrainStoneheartStormy WeatherStyle QueenSyrenTechlonizerTruthTimebreakerTimetaggerTroublemakerVanisherVolpinaWeredadYanLuoShiZombizou

Sentimonsters

Banana Boom-BoomButterfly SentimonsterDormant SentimonsterGuiltripLadybugLollipop SentimonsterLight EyeOptigamiReflekdollRobostus SentimonsterSentialecSentinino

Other villains

CashMike Rochip/Techno-PirateLila RossiBob Roth

Future villains

Apkli • Dr. Sadness • Future Hawk MothIgnoblia • Pain and Tears • Monsieur RatSentibubblerTimetagger

Parisians
Teenagers

Miss Bustier's class (Adrien AgresteChloé BourgeoisIvan BruelAlya CésaireJuleka CouffaineMarinette Dupain-ChengLê Chiến KimMylène HaprèleMax KantéAlix KubdelNathaniel KurtzbergNino LahiffeRose LavillantSabrina RaincomprixLila Rossi) • Ms. Mendeleiev's class (Marc AncielAurore BeauréalMireille CaquetJean DuparcZoé Lee) • Kagami TsurugiLuka CouffaineOndineThéo BarbotVivicaWayhem

Children

AugustBoyElla CésaireEtta CésaireManon ChamackChris LahiffeMrs. Michelle's sonQuentin

Adults

Adrien's bodyguardEmilie AgresteArletteThomas AstrucAugust's motherVincent AzaMr. BananaAndréAndré BourgeoisAudrey BourgeoisCaline BustierButler JeanAlec CataldiMarlena CésaireNora CésaireOtis CésaireNadja ChamackSabine ChengChrisClara ContardAnarka CouffaineMr. DamoclesArmand D'ArgencourtDoormanGina DupainRolland DupainTom DupainSimon GrimaultFred HaprèleFire captain #HessenpyClaudie KantéAlim KubdelJalil KubdelMarianne LenoirMaidMs. MendeleievMrs. MichelleJean-Pierre MonlataingClara NightingalePhilippeRoger RaincomprixXavier RamierPenny RollingMrs. RossiBob RothSanta ClausSarahJagged StoneJean TretiensTomoe TsurugiVéroniqueVincentXY

Animals

EdgarFangMinor animalsWhiskers

Groups

Kitty Section

Characters from the past

Darkblade (ancestor)

Miscellaneous

AlbertMarkov

Future characters

Didier RoustanLindalee Rose

Other characters
Teenagers

AliChungDelmarFélix Graham de VanilyJiaoKang

Adults

Amelie Graham de VanilyCashChun ChengPrince Ali's chaperoneShu Yin ChengWang ChengYen Cheng

Animals

Bastille

Prodigious Related

Fei Wu/LadydragonWu ShifuRenlings (Hou HouMa MaLong LongHu HuShe SheTang TangXiong XiongYing Ying) • Mei Shi

Others

Akumatized person with helmetIron Armor Akumatized Person

Non-canon characters
Adam/ReplayBreakerDany Boon/GagotorFisherman/SilurusGhetto BlasterHowardCharlotte Basquet/SculptiaJørgenKenyaKenya's father/Trash KrakkenKillabeeLibrarianMetal Face DPublic EnemyShaolin SoulUnnamed superheroesUnused Quantic Kids members (GavrocheKid MimeMelodie) • Wealthy woman
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