History Theatre / TwistedTheUntoldStoryOfARoyalVizier

18th Aug '16 11:30:54 PM PaulA
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* [[spoiler:{{Foreshadowing}}: When Ja'far heals Sherrezade's ear, she asks him coyly is he a sorcerer. This accusation will be a lot more serious next time he hears it.]]
* [[spoiler:TheGreatestStoryNeverTold: In the title song, Ja'far accepts that his fate is to be remembered as the villain of this story (thanks to Aladdin becoming the peddler from the start of the film), but all that really matters is that he did do the right thing.]]

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* [[spoiler:{{Foreshadowing}}: When {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler:When Ja'far heals Sherrezade's ear, she asks him coyly is he a sorcerer. This accusation will be a lot more serious next time he hears it.]]
* [[spoiler:TheGreatestStoryNeverTold: In TheGreatestStoryNeverTold:
** [[spoiler:In
the title song, Ja'far accepts that his fate is to be remembered as the villain of this story (thanks to Aladdin becoming the peddler from the start of the film), but all that really matters is that he did do the right thing.]]



* [[spoiler:TheLostLenore]]: [[spoiler:Sherrezade]]

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* [[spoiler:TheLostLenore]]: TheLostLenore: [[spoiler:Sherrezade]]



* [[spoiler:SelfMadeOrphan]]: [[spoiler:Aladdin]].
* [[spoiler:SplitPersonality]]: [[spoiler:Aladdin turns out to have one. One side's an arrogant, selfish dick, while the other one's an arrogant, selfish, ''murderous'' dick.]]

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* [[spoiler:SelfMadeOrphan]]: SelfMadeOrphan: [[spoiler:Aladdin]].
* [[spoiler:SplitPersonality]]: SplitPersonality: [[spoiler:Aladdin turns out to have one. One side's an arrogant, selfish dick, while the other one's an arrogant, selfish, ''murderous'' dick.]]
18th Jun '16 6:34:43 AM ScroogeMacDuck
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* DemotedToExtra: To some extent, the Sultan, the Genie/Djinn and Abu/The Monkey. However, the most striking would be Iago/Bird, whom Ja'far dismisses during the very first scene after it insults him, and who's never seen again in the entire musical.
25th Apr '16 11:18:18 PM IJVin
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* SpeedSex: "No One Remembers Achmed" brags that Prince Achmed can "pleasure sixty concubines in only an hour", which Achmed responds to with "Less!" And then you realize that leaves a minute for each one. Does this mean he only lasts a minute with each one or that each one only lasts a minute with him?
14th Apr '16 2:22:35 PM trulymadmoves
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* AdultsDressedAsChildren: The newborn Bird is depicted by dressing the full-sized Bird puppet in a bib and bonnet.



* CoversAlwaysLie: The official poster makes it look like Jafar is under the insidious influence of Iago. The poster is merely a shout-out to that of ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'', and Bird is no more than a dumb animal.



* WritingAroundTrademarks: The mouse has many of the names in the show trademarked, but [=StarKid=] works around this.

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* WritingAroundTrademarks: The mouse has many of the names in the show trademarked, but [=StarKid=] works around this. Somewhat odd, as they've done parodies before and never bothered to change the character names then.



** Abu is only called "Monkey."
** Iago is never referred to by name at all, except in the credits as "Bird."

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** Abu is only and Iago are called "Monkey."
** Iago is never referred to by name at all, except in the credits as "Bird."
"Monkey" and "Bird" respectively.
24th Feb '16 6:54:23 AM Eievie
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* OpeningMonologue: The play begins with Sherrezade playing narrator and setting the scene.
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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* RelatedInTheAdaptation: Here, it is revealed that [[spoiler:Jafar is Jasmine's actual father.]]
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