History Awesome / Cinderella

12th May '17 8:09:57 AM Gravidef
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* An eviler (but not less awesome) example--[[BigBad Lady Tremaine.]] Other Disney villains possess supernatural powers, lead entire armies, have charmed towns/kingdoms into liking them, require henchmen to get the job done, and generally have more resources. Lady Tremaine, by contrast, is "only" an elderly rich woman who lives in a villa--no special abilities, no minions to carry out her orders (excluding her cat, and even he isn't exactly obedient), and no elaborate lair. She's the kind of woman who might exist anywhere in the world. ''And that's what makes her so terrifying.'' Using nothing but words, she makes every day of her stepdaughter's life a living hell, and goes to insane--but again, completely human--limits to better her blood daughters' position. Lady Tremaine has even devised a way to [[IGaveMyWord keep her promises]] by [[ExactWords following them to the exact letter, then completely undoing any Cinderella might try with a single sentence (the movie implies that this is a regular occurrence in the household). She's cold, cruel, calculating, seems to know it, and doesn't care. And [[KarmaHoudini until the sequels, she got away with all of it.]] Even the Disney fandom, famed for developing AlternateCharacterInterpretations for many villains, universally reviles her. In sum: one of the greatest Disney villains in the entire canon is an old woman with a cane and a sharp mind. Let that sink in, and decide for yourself whether or not that's an awesome achievement on Disney's and Eleanor Audley's part.

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* An eviler (but not less awesome) example--[[BigBad Lady Tremaine.]] Other Disney villains possess supernatural powers, lead entire armies, have charmed towns/kingdoms into liking them, require henchmen to get the job done, and generally have more resources. Lady Tremaine, by contrast, is "only" an elderly rich woman who lives in a villa--no special abilities, no minions to carry out her orders (excluding her cat, and even he isn't exactly obedient), and no elaborate lair. She's the kind of woman who might exist anywhere in the world. ''And that's what makes her so terrifying.'' Using nothing but words, she makes every day of her stepdaughter's life a living hell, and goes to insane--but again, completely human--limits to better her blood daughters' position. Lady Tremaine has even devised a way to [[IGaveMyWord keep her promises]] by [[ExactWords following them to the exact letter, letter]], then completely undoing any Cinderella might try with a single sentence (the movie implies that this is a regular occurrence in the household). She's cold, cruel, calculating, seems to know it, and doesn't care. And [[KarmaHoudini until the sequels, she got away with all of it.]] Even the Disney fandom, famed for developing AlternateCharacterInterpretations for many villains, universally reviles her. In sum: one of the greatest Disney villains in the entire canon is an old woman with a cane and a sharp mind. Let that sink in, and decide for yourself whether or not that's an awesome achievement on Disney's and Eleanor Audley's part.
12th May '17 8:09:23 AM Gravidef
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* An eviler (but not less awesome) example--[[BigBad Lady Tremaine.]] Other Disney villains possess supernatural powers, lead entire armies, have charmed towns/kingdoms into liking them, require henchmen to get the job done, and generally have more resources. Lady Tremaine, by contrast, is "only" an elderly rich woman who lives in a villa--no special abilities, no minions to carry out her orders (excluding her cat, and even he isn't exactly obedient), and no elaborate lair. She's the kind of woman who might exist anywhere in the world. ''And that's what makes her so terrifying.'' Using nothing but words, she makes every day of her stepdaughter's life a living hell, and goes to insane--but again, completely human--limits to better her blood daughters' position. Lady Tremaine has even devised a way to [[IGaveMyWord keep her promises]] by [[ExactWords following them to the exact letter, then completely undoing any Cinderella might try with a single sentence (the movie implies that this is a regular occurrence in the household). She's cold, cruel, calculating, seems to know it, and doesn't care. And [[KarmaHoudini until the sequels, she got away with all of it.]] Even the Disney fandom, famed for developing AlternateCharacterInterpretations for many villains, universally reviles her. In sum: one of the greatest Disney villains in the entire canon is an old woman with a cane and a sharp mind. Let that sink in, and decide for yourself whether or not that's an awesome achievement on Disney's and Eleanor Audley's part.
** For further proof, look to what happens in ''CinderellaIIIATwistInTime'', when Lady Tremaine gets her hands on the Fairy Godmother's wand. She immediately uses it to become a nigh-omnipotent RealityWarper--and she's not just content to magically make the Prince fall in love with one of her daughters. Instead, she [[MakeWrongWhatOnceWentRight rewrites history]] to destroy Cinderella's hope, and even ''leaves the girl's memories intact'' so that she'll be aware of what's going on, but unable to convince anyone of the truth. Why? [[ForTheEvulz Because she wants to torture her stepdaughter for being prettier than her own children.]]
17th Aug '16 7:13:42 PM Argon2
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* Cinderella making a second attempt at going to the ball. She's been treated like crap for most of her life, she knows from experience that her "family" will punish her brutally if they find out, and she has no reason to think that the ball will bring her anything other than temporary happiness. But she goes anyway. Why? Because through all the bullying and degradation, she still believes that her abusers were wrong and she deserves to be happy. That she wasn't broken completely by the dress scene is in itself a psychological moment of awesome: after a brief cry, she remains brave and optimistic enough to go out and make that night the best of her life.
12th Apr '16 8:29:04 AM dsneybuf
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* The glass slipper is smashed, all hope is lost, the Grand Duke is stammering in mortal terror, until... "You see, I have the other one."
** What really sells it is Lady Tremaine's stunned OhCrap face when Cinderella says it.

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* The glass slipper is smashed, all hope is lost, the Grand Duke is stammering in mortal terror, until... "You see, I have the other one."
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slipper." What really sells it is Lady Tremaine's stunned OhCrap face when Cinderella says it.
12th Jan '16 9:51:00 PM ajitter89
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** This scene eventually made it into VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep's retelling of the story, and it's just as [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming sweet]] as you'd imagine.
23rd Nov '15 8:14:43 PM Chariset
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* The glass slipper is smashed, all hope is lost, the Grand Duke is afraid for his life, until... "You see, I have the other slipper."

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* The glass slipper is smashed, all hope is lost, the Grand Duke is afraid for his life, stammering in mortal terror, until... "You see, I have the other slipper.one."
17th Feb '15 9:21:34 PM animenutcase
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* The glass slipper is smashed, all hope is lost, the Grand Duke is afraid for his life, until... "You see, I have the other."

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* The glass slipper is smashed, all hope is lost, the Grand Duke is afraid for his life, until... "You see, I have the other.other slipper."
1st Nov '14 8:52:03 PM xs8rws
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1st Nov '14 7:55:23 PM Seraphine
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** When the pair of them need to steal beads for Cinderella, Lucifer sits on the beads. Jaq comes up with a plan again. And despite being, again, [[CowardlyLion visibly terrified,]] he puts on a mask of nonchalance and walks past Lucifer and begins to casually ruin the other sister's laundry.

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** When the pair of them need to steal beads for Cinderella, Lucifer sits on the beads. Jaq comes up with a plan again. And despite being, again, [[CowardlyLion visibly terrified,]] terrified]], he puts on a mask of nonchalance and walks past Lucifer and begins to casually ruin the other sister's laundry.



* The scene where [[GorgeousGarmentGeneration Cinderella gains her iconic ballroom gown]]. In fact, WaltDisney called it his favorite piece of animation.

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* The scene where [[GorgeousGarmentGeneration Cinderella gains her iconic ballroom gown]]. In fact, WaltDisney Creator/WaltDisney called it his favorite piece of animation.



** What really sells it is Lady Tramaine's stunned OhCrap face when Cinderella says it.

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** What really sells it is Lady Tramaine's Tremaine's stunned OhCrap face when Cinderella says it.
5th Sep '14 10:14:43 PM Chariset
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* "You see, I have the other slipper."

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* The glass slipper is smashed, all hope is lost, the Grand Duke is afraid for his life, until... "You see, I have the other slipper.other."
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