Mulan has black hair and black eyes, she is slender and average sized and is considered pretty. She used to have long hair but cut half of it off when she joined the army. Usually a strand of hair is in the middle of her forehead. She has an egg shaped face, rosy cheeks, melon lips, fair skin, and thick eyebrows.
Mulan is a typical to previous female roles in Disney films; she is courageous, more self-reliant, and does not focus on marriage. She does not fit in with the expectations of a young Chinese girl of the time; despite her beauty, she is clumsy, outspoken, and independent rather than graceful, silent and demure. Her courage, intelligence, and determination also help her through her adventures.