Taotie(born June 22 1957 age 55) is a warthog who builds machines and tries to destroy the Jade Palace. When he was young, he trained alongside Shifu under Oogway's tutelage. Whereas Shifu was a respectable student, Taotie dissapointed both his classmate and master, who decided to expel him as they would not let machines and technology surpass kung fu.
As of the present, he is one of the antagonists of the series. He has a 13-year-old son named Bian Zao, who dislikes many of his father's doings and sits around drinking. He used to be married, but after 3 years of marriage his wife made a divorce, displeased to find out that her husband was a mechanist.