A fictionalized version of Jackie Chan's life, Jackie Chan Adventures follows Jackie outside of his acting career as an amateur archaeologist working for a university. His desire for a quiet, peaceful life is interrupted however when he finds a talisman embedded in an ancient shield, causing him to come to be targeted by The Dark Hand, a criminal organization led by Valmont and his spirit guide Shendu. Luckily for Jackie, he is not alone as his family aid him in his quest. They are also forced to cooperate with Section 13, a clandestine law enforcement group seeking to counter the threat of The Dark Hand. Notably, a number of episodes reference Chan's actual works as fan service.