And for the record, jugglin' livestock's a lot harder than it looks.

Clay Bailey


Affiliated with: Xiaolin
Rank: Wudai Warrior
Element: Earth
Signature Weapon: Fist of Tebigong
Place of origin: 🇺🇸 Texas, USA
Introduced in: The Journey of a Thousand Miles
Last seen in: Time After Time: Part II
Voiced by: Jeff Bennett
On the Wiki:

Clay Bailey


Affiliated with: Xiaolin
Rank: Shoku Warrior
Element: Earth
Signature Weapon: Fist of the Iron Bear
Place of origin: Texas, USA
Introduced in: New Monk on the Block
Voiced by: David Kaye
On the Wiki:

Clay Bailey was the Xiaolin Dragon of the Earth. He fought evil to collect the magical Shen Gong Wu with the other Xiaolin warriors. His Wudai Weapon was the Big Bang Meteorang and his Wudai power was Wudai Crater. He was able to use his elemental powers with the Fist of Tebigong and the Third-Arm Sash.



Clay was from Texas as a cowboy and worked on a beef ranch, being raised by his parents alongside his sister, Jesse. He later traveled back for the Star Hanabi. He had not initially known that the Star Hanabi was his father's lone star. After Dojo told them that it was the Star Hanabi, he needed to get it from him but he couldn't go back with his friends to the temple or the Star Hanabi until he proved he was a man. [1]

He later visited Texas again. This time his younger sister Jesse Bailey, who was the leader of the Black Vipers, an all-girl biker gang, attacked Clay. He called his own baby sister a varmint and held a sibling rivalry but he still would not fight her because he didn't think fighting her was right. After his sister sent him to the deep crust of the earth, he felt guilty for not fighting her and because of him they would probably die in that hole with air thinning. They were then were busted out by Jesse but only to be fooled again by her to get their Shen Gong Wu or "Shen Gong Warts" as she calls them, Clay had no choice but to fight his sister and win. But when Jesse fell off her bike, Clay's brotherly nature kicked in, even for Jesse and used his rope to save her but he was fooled once again and Jesse won. But at the end of the day, Jesse got no satisfication from her victory so she gave back the Shen Gong Wu except the Wings of Tinabi


Clay was very mellow and patient, and did not get ruffled easily. He's kind, heroic, friendly, chivalrous, and gentlemanly. He has the biggest heart of all the monks and probably gets into the least fights. There are few things that will make Clay angry, some being taking or messing with his hat, or harming his friends. Clay was also very honorable, trustworthy and chivalrous, and was somewhat old-fashioned in his ways. Clay used Tai Chi, referred to as "Old Man Kung Fu" by Raimundo. In his very first Xiaolin Showdown, Kimiko, Raimundo, and Omi did not have any faith in Clay winning against their nemesis, Jack Spicer, because of his patient manner and characteristics of his element. But Clay proved the other Monks wrong by using sunflower seeds to attract the bird in the showdown instead of aggressively attacking and harming the bird. [2]

Clay, naturally, was also the strongest of the Dragons in training. Clay could often think of creative solutions to problems, and his patience was valuable to the other Monks. He always had a way to find the light of every bad situation. He took on the "big brother" role of the team, always protecting and caring for the other Monks. He was also a big eater, his first loyalty being to any food he laid his eyes on, particularly pork chops.

Physical appearance

Clay was the tallest and the biggest of the monks. He had a stocky build, blonde hair, blue eyes, a round nose, a few light freckles under his eyes, big hands and huge arms. He was rarely seen without his cowboy hat, even when wearing his Xiaolin robes. When on a mission, he wears his cowboy uniform. In season one, he wore his uniform, but, with gloves. In season two, and onwards, he wears the exact one, but, his sleeves were rolled up, with no gloves.

Dragon Powers and Abilities


  • Earth Manipulation: As the Dragon of the Earth, Clay had the power to control, and shape earth, including stone and rock.

In addition to his elemental abilities and martial arts skills, he had other superhuman attributes such as:

  • Superhuman Strength: He was also super-humanly strong, capable of breaking through stones and steel with one single kick or his bare hands.
  • Enhanced Reflexes: His reflexes were enhanced to nearly superhuman levels.
  • Enhanced Agility: He possessed agility beyond that of a normal human being. He could dodge attacks, swing from things easily, do back-flips and numerous other gymnastic, athletic and martial movements with little effort.
  • Enhanced Durability: He had proven to have a nearly superhuman durability.


Clay's attacks are:

  • Clay's Xiaolin Apprentice move
    • Seismic Kick Earth: He kicked the ground and creates a huge earthquake or simply kicks the enemy with extreme force. [3]
  • Clay's Wudai Warrior move
    • Wudai Crater Earth: This takes on several forms but was usually Clay slamming the ground creating an earthquake or throwing rocks at the enemy. [4] He could also create several spikes out of earth capable of reaching and destroying Jack's Jack-Bots as well as creating shoes, gauntlets or even a full body armor out of earth. With this attack his ability to manipulate earth was even greater than before.
  • Clay's Shoku Warrior move
    • Shoku Jupiter Earth: After reaching the level of Shoku Warrior, Clay is able to use Shoku Jupiter. With this, he is able to level mountains and tremble the entire Earth itself with one strike of his fists.


  • Master Martial Artist: Like all the monks, he had incredible fighting skills and was a Shoku Warrior. He used Tai Chi too. [5]
  • Lasso Expert: Clay was very skilled with a lasso which he consistently used for snagging items, saving allies as well as capturing opponents.


  • Wudai Weapon: His Wudai Weapon was the Big Bang Meteorang, a metal boomerang that, when thrown, could multiply into about eight powerful, rock shattering boomerangs.[4]
  • Lasso: As a cowboy, Clay always carries a lasso that he uses in every mission.


Because of his chivalrous ways, Clay would never fight or hit a girl and therefore would not battle any female even if they are evil.[7]



Main article: Bailey Family
Clay has a younger sister[8] and a father[1] His mother is seen in a flashback during his encounter with Jesse and though she never makes an appearance on the show, she is in contact with Clay as she sends him a present for Chinese New Year’s[9]. He also had various relatives:

  • Buford, a cousin who's apparently bigger in size compared to Clay.
  • Lily, his grandmother, who he used to be scared of (or more specifically, her pinching his cheek and kissing him, mostly the latter).[10]
  • Otis, an uncle of his.


Clay was Jesse's older brother. The two seemed to be very close as children. Eventually, she became jealous because her parents chose Clay to become a Xiaolin Dragon. The two patched up their differences and strengthened their relationship by the end of their last encounter.



Omi and Clay

Omi and Clay

Clay looked after Omi, and was very nice to him. The two have saved each others lives on several occasions. However, Omi did not have the same level of respect towards Clay, often whining towards or about him. Because of this, Clay saw Omi as a little brother-type figure.



Kimiko and Clay

Clay seemed to take on the "big brother" role towards Kimiko. He never fights with her and was always polite towards her. He was sometimes seen protecting her or trying to comfort her. Some examples are when her father gets zombified by PandaBubba, he put his arm around her shoulder and leads her out into the hallway, or when Omi stays in Omi Town and she falls on her head he helped her up. When Kimiko is usually in trouble or falling from a long height, Clay is always the one who catches her.


Clay squaredancing with Raimundo

Raimundo and Clay

Raimundo and Clay appear to be good friends. However, the two often taunt each other or makes jokes about the situation the other was in (Raimundo doing the former while Clay does the latter), though this was all in good faith.


Clay and Dojo share a close bond, as Dojo regularly resided in Clay's hat or on his shoulder. Clay was shown to be protective of Dojo, who responded by having strong faith in Clay (more so than the other monks) and regularly referred to him as 'my man.'

Battle Record

Xiaolin Showdown
Opponent Episode Challenge Wagered Wu Result
Jack Spicer Like a Rock! Catch the Robin Eye of Dashi Won
Jack Spicer Big as Texas Hinabi in the Haystack Serpent's Tail Won
Tubbimura Royal Rumble Race Across Ice Serpent's Tail Lose
Cyclops Sizing up Omi Stay on the Pillar Reversing Mirror Lose
Worst Fear Team (Main opponent: Grandma Lily) Dreamscape 8 Way Cosmic Clash Showdown: Sumo Wrestling Lotus Twister Won
Jessie The Black Vipers Demolition Viper Biker Derby Changing Chopsticks Lose
The Fearsome Four The Emperor Scorpion Strikes Back The Ropes of Darkness Falcon's Eye Won
Wuya (in Raimundo's body) The last Temptation of Raimundo Steal the Wu Fist of Tebigong Won
Chase Young and his Jungle Cats Finding Omi Xiaolin Soccer None. But if he and his comrads lost, they would have to be eternally loyal to Chase Won
Sapphire Creatures Dream Stalkers Cosmic Clash: Jungle Judo Orb of Tornami Won
Hannibal, Wuya, Guan (evil), and Chase Time After Time Part II Rescue the Damsel in Distress Lasso Boa-Boa


Xiaolin Chronicles
Opponent Episode Type Wagered Wu Result
Jack Spicer Planet of Dragons Xiaolin Showdown Fist of Iron Bear Loss
Chase Young
Jack Spicer
Mi Temple, Mi Casa Shoku Showdown: All or Nothing Fist of Iron Bear Victory

Episode Appearances

Xiaolin Showdown Xiaolin Chronicles

Season One

Season Two

Season Three

Did You Know...?

  • Although Clay said he shouldn't fight a girl in Katnappe!, he did fight Wuya in Days Past.
  • Clay and Kimiko were the only Xiaolin Monks that traveled to their home countries twice in the series.


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Big as Texas". Steven Lyons (director). Xiaolin Showdown. Kids WB. 2004-2-14.
  2. "Like A Rock!". Steven Lyons (director). Xiaolin Showdown. Kids WB.
  3. 3.0 3.1 In the Flesh
  4. 4.0 4.1 Treasure of the Blind Swordsman
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  6. Wu Got the Power
  7. Katnappe!
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  10. Dreamscape

See Also

CT Xiaolin Showdown Characters
Xiaolin OmiRaimundo PedrosaKimiko TohomikoClay BaileyDojo Kanojo ChoMaster FungGrand Master DashiMaster Monk GuanJermaineChucky Choo
Neutral Jessie BaileyMr. BaileyToshiro TohomikoMeganMuffin FaceKlofangeSapphire DragonChi CreatureBailey Family
Heylin Jack SpicerWuyaChase YoungHannibal Roy BeanYing-Ying BirdKatnappéLe MimeTubbimuraCyclopsVladMala Mala JongPandaBubbaGigiSibiniJack-BotsChameleon-BotDyrisRakshaJack Spicer's Evil Dream TeamRobo-Jack SpicerChase Young's Fallen WarriorsFearsome Four

ST Xiaolin Chronicles Characters
Xiaolin OmiRaimundo PedrosaKimiko TohomikoClay BaileyDojo Kanojo ChoMaster FungPing PongGrand Master DashiThunderhoofBarkey LeBois
Neutral F-BotTohomiko Family
Heylin Jack SpicerWuyaJack-BotsChase YoungShadowKatnappéTubbimuraCyclopsMuffin FacePandaBubbaSalvador CumoMini DojoWarden