Forthright and sincere, Mulan is the first-born daughter to her family. When the invading Hun (Xiongnu) begin attacking China, the Imperial Court plans to recruit every strong man into its army. Mulan's elderly, disabled father is among those listed for recruitment, but Mulan cannot bear to see him in battle. So she cuts her long hair, steals her father's armour and disguises herself as a man in order to take his place among the recruits. Adapted for the big screen in 1998, and in 2004's Disney animation.