Dragon Kid
TnB tR 07b
Identity Huang Pao-Lin
Nicknames Lightning Kung-Fu Master
NEXT Power Lightning Manipulation
Sponsors Calbee Movie Version: DAM Calbee
Sponsor Company Odysseus Communication
Age 13 (episodes 1-13)
14 (episodes 14-25)
15 (episode 25 epilogue)
Gender Femandrogyne[1]
Height 157cm (5'2")[2]
Weight 94lb[3]
Eyes Green
Hair Dirty blonde
Green (in costume)
Relatives Unnamed mother
Unnamed father
Debut Episode 1
All's well that ends well
Seiyū Mariya Ise

Laura Bailey (English)

Pao-Lin Huang, also known as Dragon Kid, is a young kung fu fighter armed with a staff and able to produce lightning. Her Chinese-styled uniform includes advertising for Japanese food company Calbee and Japanese website Pao-Lin appears to live with her manager Natasha, who also acts as her legal guardian as her parents still live in China.


In the original Japanese she uses the I/me pronoun 'Boku' to refer to herself - which is used by boys - and hates things she considers 'girly', but still considers herself a girl. In the English dub this is changed to Pao-Lin cursing and Natasha telling her it's 'un-ladylike'.

Throughout the first season she seems insecure about her boyish nature, feeling as though it makes Natasha and her parents unhappy. Between episode 25 and the Rising, with the help of Nathan, she becomes far more comfortable with herself.[4]

This is evidenced by her change in appearance. Pao-Lin now wears her hair in a shorter, more boyish cut. Her taste in clothing also becomes more boyish, having replaced her tracksuit with a tank and shorts. Her formal wear is now a boy's dress suit, instead of a dress.

Pao-Lin likes eating, training, and martial arts. She tends to have trouble understanding what her parents want and feel regarding her, though it is evident she loves them and vice versa. She is dedicated to her hero duties and seems to be good with children. She is also protective of her friends, stubborn, impatient, cheerful, energetic, easygoing and straightforward.


Series One

The First Hero Tag-Team

Jake Martinez and a City Held Captive

False Memories

Epilogue & After

The Rising

Series Two



Pao-Lin's relationship with her parents is slightly strained, as they have difficulty understanding each other. It is clear that they love her dearly however, and vice versa. They were supportive of Pao-Lin's interest in martial arts, and are very proud if her work as a hero in Sternbild City.


Fire Emblem/Nathan Seymour

Pao-Lin and Nathan have a close relationship, and Nathan tends to act as a surrogate mother figure to Pao-Lin. Nathan also serves as a role model of sorts, being comfortable with their sexuality.

Wild Tiger/Kotetsu T. Kaburagi

Blue Rose/Karina Lyle

Origami Cyclone/Ivan Karelin

Ivan and Pao-Lin seem to have a good friendship, despite their age difference. They share a passion for martial arts, which they often practice together.

Powers and Abilities

Dragon Kid is an adept martial artist and is skilled at fighting with a staff. She is also able to generate and control electricity. She has been seen electrocuting criminals through direct and range contact, through a conductor such as the metal of a car, and through her metal staff.



Dragon Kid's hero suit consists of a yellow Cheongsam-style tunic and green pumpkin shorts. Her lower arms are covered by large metal guards from just below her elbows to over the backs of her hands. Matching guards cover her legs from mid thigh to ankle, covering the tops of or possibly attaching to her red boots.

Her sponsors are displayed on two large discs held behind her head on either side, attached to a red headband with a pentagonal forehead protector.

Her costume also includes a red metal staff that she can use in battle. Each end is topped with a gold colored metal dragon, which face opposite directions.

HeroTV Communicator

Like all the Hero TV heroes Pao-Lin wears a simple "communicator" wristband which Agnes can use to contact her, usually to inform her of a crime being committed. The other heroes can also use this communicator to call her. Pao-Lin's communicator is white with yellow bands around the edges.



from Tiger & Bunny - The Rising - King of Works

  • She lives in Sternbild's Bronze Stage.
  • Her strong points are that she is cheerful, straightforward, and has perfect teeth (zero tooth decay).
  • Her weak points are that she is slightly too energetic where there is room to be idle, and her normal body temperature is too high.
  • Her favorite food is dumplings.
  • Her least favorite foods are sweet & sour pork and pineapple on pizza.
  • She's good at sports and finding high quality but cheap goods.
  • Her weakness/dislike is getting dressed up.
  • Her hobbies are running 10 kilometers (about 6 miles), a usual number of 250 push-ups and sit-ups, practicing stick fighting, and watching anime.
  • Her future goal is to make dumplings as well as her mother.
  • Her motto is "Stay happy and healthy".