History Theatre / TwistedTheUntoldStoryOfARoyalVizier

4th Feb '16 8:36:24 PM Eievie
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The seventh full-length musical by Creator/TeamStarKid, ''Twisted'' gives ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' the ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'' treatment, exploring the true story of Jafar. Along the way, [=StarKid=] both thoroughly lampoons and pays its respects to the many, many tropes popularized by Creator/{{Disney}}. Jafar -- [[WritingAroundTrademarks or rather, "Ja'far"]] -- is a hardworking, honest politician in a magic kingdom that has fallen on hard times. Corruption is rampant on all levels, crime is up (no thanks to the efforts of that thief Aladdin), and the kingdom is on the verge of bankruptcy. When the well meaning but naive [[WideEyedIdealist princess]] angers the prince of the Kingdom of [[Creator/{{Pixar}} Pik-zahr]], Ja'far remembers a tale told to him by his deceased wife of an all-powerful Djinn, hidden in a common lamp. To save the kingdom from certain destruction, Ja'far must do everything he can to get his hands on that lamp, even when the road gets a little [[TitleDrop twisted]], to ensure a happy ending for all.
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The seventh full-length musical by Creator/TeamStarKid, ''Twisted'' gives ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' the ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'' treatment, exploring the true story of Jafar.Ja'far. Along the way, [=StarKid=] both thoroughly lampoons and pays its respects to the many, many tropes popularized by Creator/{{Disney}}. Jafar -- [[WritingAroundTrademarks or rather, "Ja'far"]] -- is a hardworking, honest politician in a magic kingdom Magic Kingdom that has fallen on hard times. Corruption is rampant on all levels, crime is up (no thanks to the efforts of that thief Aladdin), and the kingdom is on the verge of bankruptcy. When the well meaning but naive [[WideEyedIdealist princess]] angers the prince of the Kingdom of [[Creator/{{Pixar}} Pik-zahr]], Ja'far remembers a tale told to him by his deceased wife of an all-powerful Djinn, hidden in a common lamp. To save the kingdom from certain destruction, Ja'far must do everything he can to get his hands on that lamp, even when the road gets a little [[TitleDrop twisted]], to ensure a happy ending for all.

* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: The citizens of Agrabah give Ja'far this treatment, and then [[spoiler:the other Disney villains do this to Cruella de Vil. To be fair, she deserved it.]]
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* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: The citizens of Agrabah the Kingdom give Ja'far this treatment, and then [[spoiler:the other Disney villains do this to Cruella de Vil. To be fair, she deserved it.]]

* AnachronismStew: In the ancient Middle East, the exports of Agrabah include "trash-compacting robots", Prince Achmed has a toy Woody doll, and the Djinn quotes movies from thousands of years in the future.
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* AnachronismStew: In the ancient Middle East, the exports of Agrabah the Magic Kingdom include "trash-compacting robots", Prince Achmed has a toy Woody doll, and the Djinn quotes movies from thousands of years in the future.

** VillainLoveSong: "No One Remembers Achmed" has a part where Achmed says he will try to win the Princess's heart by [[spoiler: killing all citizens of Agrabah.]] "Take Off Your Clothes" may also count, even though [[spoiler: Aladdin's just trying to get into her pants.]]
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** VillainLoveSong: "No One Remembers Achmed" has a part where Achmed says he will try to win the Princess's heart by [[spoiler: killing all citizens of Agrabah.the Magic Kingdom.]] "Take Off Your Clothes" may also count, even though [[spoiler: Aladdin's just trying to get into her pants.]]
24th Jan '16 10:26:26 PM ErebusElysium
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* CloudcuckoolandersMinder: Aladdin seems to be able to get straight answers out of the Djinn when he is in his lamp in Aladdin's hat.

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* OurGeniesAreDifferent: Apparently, Genies are able to see into the future, hence why the Djinn was able to know all of his dated and out-of-place movie references.
26th Dec '15 8:08:03 AM Eievie
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** A particularly heartbreaking example is the moment where the Kingdom's entire 2D department is revealed to have been "sacked" - that is, put in a sack and then thrown out a window. Ja'far laments the loss of so many creative minds and craftsmen, only to admit that it's his fault, because he "didn't have them producing anything of value". [[TakeThat OUCH.]]
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** A particularly heartbreaking example is the moment where the Kingdom's entire 2D department is revealed to have been "sacked" - -- that is, put in a sack and then thrown out a window. Ja'far laments the loss of so many creative minds and craftsmen, only to admit that it's his fault, because he "didn't have them producing anything of value". [[TakeThat OUCH.]]

** Aladdin and Jasmine both talk to the audience before their carpet ride, and the camera even nods when Jasmine asks if it's a bad idea.
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** Aladdin and Jasmine the Princess both talk to the audience before their carpet ride, and the camera even nods when Jasmine the Princess asks if it's a bad idea.

* DumbassHasAPoint: Ja'far spends most of the story complaining about the unrealistic expectations and [[SoapBoxSadie oblivious idealism]] of people like the Princess. In the end, he decides that young people have to believe they can make the world perfect, or else they'll never even try - and by the overly optimistic attempts of idealistic young people, [[EarnYourHappyEnding the world is made a tiny bit for better each generation that goes by]]. [[spoiler: And as it turns out, the Princess' plan to solve social inequality by making everyone a Princess ''worked.'']]
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* DumbassHasAPoint: Ja'far spends most of the story complaining about the unrealistic expectations and [[SoapBoxSadie oblivious idealism]] of people like the Princess. In the end, he decides that young people have to believe they can make the world perfect, or else they'll never even try - -- and by the overly optimistic attempts of idealistic young people, [[EarnYourHappyEnding the world is made a tiny bit for better each generation that goes by]]. [[spoiler: And as it turns out, the Princess' plan to solve social inequality by making everyone a Princess ''worked.'']]

* FlatEarthAtheist: Ja'far. To begin with, he is a staunch proponent of [[MagicVersusScience science and reason over magic and stories]] - but he lives in a world with magic lamps and flying carpets, and his whole plan to save the Magic Kingdom from invasion hinges on finding a Djinn with the power to grant wishes. His struggle to believe in magic as a solution to the world's problems is part of his CharacterDevelopment.
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* FlatEarthAtheist: Ja'far. To begin with, he is a staunch proponent of [[MagicVersusScience science and reason over magic and stories]] - -- but he lives in a world with magic lamps and flying carpets, and his whole plan to save the Magic Kingdom from invasion hinges on finding a Djinn with the power to grant wishes. His struggle to believe in magic as a solution to the world's problems is part of his CharacterDevelopment.

** [[spoiler: The other Disney villains suffered from this too - [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg except]] [[TokenEvilTeammate Cruella, who's just as bad as the stories say she was.]] ]]
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** [[spoiler: The other Disney villains suffered from this too - -- [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg except]] [[TokenEvilTeammate Cruella, who's just as bad as the stories say she was.]] ]]

* HardWorkHardlyWorks: Ja'far is the only one in the palace actually trying to improve the lot of the Magic Kingdom, but all his efforts come to nothing, even when he gets hold of the magic lamp. In the end, he decides that [[spoiler:hard work isn't enough; to really change the world, you have to be optimistic (or even naive enough) to believe that you can actually do it - just like the Princess.]]
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* HardWorkHardlyWorks: Ja'far is the only one in the palace actually trying to improve the lot of the Magic Kingdom, but all his efforts come to nothing, even when he gets hold of the magic lamp. In the end, he decides that [[spoiler:hard work isn't enough; to really change the world, you have to be optimistic (or even naive enough) to believe that you can actually do it - -- just like the Princess.]]

* InformedFlaw: The citizens talk a lot about how ugly Ja'far is, but even in the costume, Dylan Saunders doesn't look half bad. Possibly a reference to how attractive his [[AVeryPotterMusical Dumbledore]] was said to be. Or maybe beauty is just in the eye of the beholder - the citizens all hate Ja'far, and his wife calls him "as wise as he is handsome, as handsome as he's kind."
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* InformedFlaw: The citizens talk a lot about how ugly Ja'far is, but even in the costume, Dylan Saunders doesn't look half bad. Possibly a reference to how attractive his [[AVeryPotterMusical Dumbledore]] was said to be. Or maybe beauty is just in the eye of the beholder - -- the citizens all hate Ja'far, and his wife calls him "as wise as he is handsome, as handsome as he's kind."

* IWantSong: Parodied by Jasmine's first song. Not only are her desires ridiculous, but they're often contradictory.
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* IWantSong: Parodied by Jasmine's the Princess's first song. Not only are her desires ridiculous, but they're often contradictory.

* RelatedInTheAdaptation: Here, it is revealed that [[spoiler:Jafar is Jasmine's actual father.]]
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* RelatedInTheAdaptation: Here, it is revealed that [[spoiler:Jafar [[spoiler:Ja'far is Jasmine's the Princess's actual father.]]

* UngratefulBastard: Most of the citizens Jafar is trying to help, but special mention the man in the opening song who demands to know why there isn't enough to eat. Even after Jafar gives him the bread from his hands, he still sings about how evil and hideous he is.
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* UngratefulBastard: Most of the citizens Jafar Ja'far is trying to help, but special mention the man in the opening song who demands to know why there isn't enough to eat. Even after Jafar Ja'far gives him the bread from his hands, he still sings about how evil and hideous he is.

** VillainLoveSong: "No One Remembers Achmed" has a part where Achmed says he will try to win Jasmine's heart by [[spoiler: killing all citizens of Agrabah.]] "Take Off Your Clothes" may also count, even though [[spoiler: Aladdin's just trying to get into Jasmine's pants.]]
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** VillainLoveSong: "No One Remembers Achmed" has a part where Achmed says he will try to win Jasmine's the Princess's heart by [[spoiler: killing all citizens of Agrabah.]] "Take Off Your Clothes" may also count, even though [[spoiler: Aladdin's just trying to get into Jasmine's her pants.]]

** According to the credits, Jafar's name is actually Ja'far.
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** According to the credits, Jafar's name is actually Ja'far. Which actually ''is'' the correct spelling of the Arabic name.
12th Dec '15 1:52:41 PM ErebusElysium
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* TheGoldenRule: Ja'far's philosophy in life. He tries imparting it to the original vizier, who's version of the Golden Rule is... [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney different]]...
12th Dec '15 9:32:44 AM ErebusElysium
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** [[spoiler: The other Disney villains suffered from this too - [[MyFriendsAndZoidbrg except] [[TokenEvilTeammate Cruella, who's just as bad as the stories say she was.]] ]]
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** [[spoiler: The other Disney villains suffered from this too - [[MyFriendsAndZoidbrg except] [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg except]] [[TokenEvilTeammate Cruella, who's just as bad as the stories say she was.]] ]]

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** [[spoiler: The other Disney villains suffered from this too - [[MyFriendsAndZoidbrg except] [[TokenEvilTeammate Cruella, who's just as bad as the stories say she was.]] * RelatedInTheAdaptation: Here, it is revealed that [[spoiler:Jafar is Jasmine's actual father.]]
11th Dec '15 10:34:48 AM trulymadmoves
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* MythologyGag: When the Sea-Witch is telling her story, it's heavily implied that King Triton is her brother, an element that didn't make it into the film version of ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' but was used in the Broadway adaptation.
30th Nov '15 2:22:43 PM trulymadmoves
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* RefugeInAudacity: When being menaced by the father of a girl he knocked up, Aladdin says, "That's completely fair, but in my defense, dude, your daughter is hot!" The guy then gives him a high five.
30th Nov '15 4:14:22 AM Baeraad555
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* InformedFlaw: The citizens talk a lot about how ugly Ja'far is, but even in the costume, Dylan Saunders doesn't look half bad. Possibly a reference to how attractive his [[AVeryPotterMusical Dumbledore]] was said to be.
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* InformedFlaw: The citizens talk a lot about how ugly Ja'far is, but even in the costume, Dylan Saunders doesn't look half bad. Possibly a reference to how attractive his [[AVeryPotterMusical Dumbledore]] was said to be. Or maybe beauty is just in the eye of the beholder - the citizens all hate Ja'far, and his wife calls him "as wise as he is handsome, as handsome as he's kind."
26th Nov '15 6:24:04 PM trulymadmoves
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* {{Jerkass}}: ''Aladdin''. "Jerkass" is an understatement. "Sociopathic [[spoiler:murderering]] pseudo-rapist" would probably be more accurate.
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* {{Jerkass}}: ''Aladdin''. "Jerkass" is an understatement. "Sociopathic [[spoiler:murderering]] [[spoiler:murdering]] pseudo-rapist" would probably be more accurate.accurate. * LampshadeHanging: ActingForTwo is lampshaded when the Captain of the Guard offhandedly mentions that Robert Manion's character in a scene is the twin brother of Abdul, also played by Manion.
21st Nov '15 8:54:20 AM TheUnknownUploader
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** Everyone finds the age difference between Aladdin and the Princess {{Squick}}y.
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** Everyone finds the The age difference between Aladdin and the Princess {{Squick}}y.is frequently commented upon.
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