Guanyin: American Born Chinese character explained

Guanyin is the Goddess of Compassion who helps Sun Wei-Chin follow his dreams to find the Fourth Scroll containing the sutra of power.

When Sun Wukong and Wei-Chin are fighting in the school, Guanyin intervenes and convinces Wukong to let Wei-Chen stay on Earth. She then takes him under her wing and guides him whenever he needs it.

She also appears to be a huge fan of living a normal life on Earth and is fascinated by even the little things. She shows excitement after completing a table from Ikea and also takes Wukong to an all-you-can-eat buffet.

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She serves as Wei-Chen’s guardian on Earth

Not all fun and games

Guanyin is considered the Goddess of Compassion and Mercy but she is extremely powerful and can hold her own in a fight. She notices that trouble is brewing and ensures that Wei-Chen leaves the house.

Soon after, Niu Mowang shows up and asks her where the magical staff is but she refuses to tell him. They fight and she defeats him using a magical mirror that she possessed.

While intervening between Wukong and Wei-Chen’s fight, she takes out Wukong with one move. She is also very knowledgeable and advises Wukong and Wei-Chen often.

When Wei-Chen gets the pendant, Guanyin offers to take it to Shiji Niangniang¬†to find out whether it is really the fourth scroll. Shiji is a member of the inner circle of heaven who isn’t necessarily on good terms.

She also has an interest in stones and gems of all kinds which is why Guanyin brings the jade pendant to her. Shiji has a dog which is actually a creature from heaven that was turned into a dog.

The dog has abilities to tell if a stone is celestial in nature and Shiji suggests they feed it the jade pendant to find out if it is celestial or not. This is the first moment that Guanyin feels defeated as she loses the necklace and has to share this discovery with Wei-Chen and Jin.

She does show up later in Jin’s dream to warn him of the Bull Demon’s plan and help him discover his true potential.


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