Master Crane is the most patient of the Five and one of the most sarcastic, and considered to be the "mother hen" of the group despite being male. in a character info page on the kung fu panda 2 website, his title will be passed to Viper, but he will still be considered as among the most protactive members of both the five, and the shell louge squad. He will always try to avoid and defuse conflicts between his comrades, whose differing personalities often conflict. During combat situations in dangerous locations where fatal falls are possible, Crane will fly around the combat zone, surveying the area as a scout for tactical advantage as well as catching any of his comrades if they do fall. If necessary, he is strong enough to carry all of the Five in the air, but this very taxing for him. He was the first of the Five to hold a conversation with Po, albeit it being quite awkward. Nonetheless, touched by Po's dedication and admiration of the Five led Crane to have some respect for Po. Using Secrets of the Furious Five as a reference, Crane's age is between his late twenties and mid thirties, making him one of the oldest Furious Five member. he joined the shell louge squad, hoping he would grant out a helping hand (or wing in his case) on possable enemies. one such notable case was when the events in Spongebob and Friends meet the great mouse detecive, Crane once had the displeasure of keeping an eye on Fidget, who was captured. Fidget is reformed now, and has a liking to crane, however, Crane does not like it at first, but will eventelly bond with the former henchbat. however, such a thing has so far has not been noted, aside from Fidget telling what he was doing in the toy store, and making himself look silly infront of crane, but it is planed to be focused more in a furture project. Crane is like an uncle to wise order brother to the louge.
Prior to the events to what is mention above, Crane was the slave-like janitor at the Lee Da Kung Fu Academy, where everybody looked down upon him, even the strict teacher of the academy, due to his particularly skinny build. However the top student, named Mei Ling, saw the skills which Crane used to tidy up the place every night, and convinced Crane to try out for the school. Though his nerve faltered at first, Crane accidentally wandered into the obstacle course and quickly found the confidence to surpass it, and passed with flying colors.