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In the movie Kung Fu Panda, in the final fight scene between Po & Tai Lung, Po defeats Tai Lung using Wuxi Finger hold. All we see in the movie is a release of energy & puff of dust moving radially outward. What exactly happens to Tai Lung? Does he die/vaporize/incapacitated?

Also, is this Wuxi Finger hold a script-writer's creation or does it exist in reality or in mythical KungFu scriptures?

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The Wuxi Finger hold does not exist in reality or even in mythical Kung fu scriptures. It's a script writer's creation. But it is inspired by some real stuff like Touch of Death. It says

The 2008 animated Wuxia parody Kung Fu Panda depicts a "Wuxi Finger Hold", in which holding an opponent by one finger produces an enormous shockwave of energy.

Also, if you look into the Kunfu Panda wikia you will find this -

In a Scholastic News Online interview with "Po", when asked about the hardest move for him to learn, Po answered it was the Wuxi Finger Hold and states that Shifu told him (after having defeated Tai Lung with it) that there actually is no such move; it was just a story that masters made up to scare their students. Po added that he can't recall exactly how he did it, but he feels he must practice.

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Also, could u share some light on what happened to Tai Lung. Thats also in the question –  KharoBangdo Jul 8 '13 at 15:51
As it is seen, the Wuxi finger hold produces an enormous shockwave of energy. So there could be two possibilities - a) Tailong was scattered into tiny pieces and b) He died of something like an electric shock. Of course we can never be sure and can only predict about what would have happened. This is because the scene leaves these things to our imagination and does not offer any concrete clue. –  Ankit Jul 8 '13 at 15:57
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the wuxi finger hold destroyed Tai lung, in an episode of kung fu panda Po meets Tai Lung's nephew. Po tells him he skadooshed his uncle(TL), which tells that Tai Lung exploded in the end. If he was brought to prison or somewhere else in China, Po would have interpeted it different to TL's nephew. Plus his nephew get's angry and pushes Po down a cliff, this conclusion shows Tai Lung is dead.

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