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Characters from Animated Films that are so awesome!
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!!Disney
* [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} The Genie]]. Best InkSuitActor ever. And one of the best providers of ParentalBonus; he provided the right amount of bonus, but still was kid-friendly.
** ''Everyone'' in Aladdin is awesome. [[TheHero Aladdin]] is awesome. [[AffablyEvil Jafar]] is awesome. [[RebelliousPrincess Jasmine]] is awesome. [[TheImp Iago]] is awesome. [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys Abu]] is awesome. [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter The Sultan]] is...well, okay, maybe not everyone in Aladdin is awesome.
** Well, the Sultan [[TookALevelInBadass can be awesome]] in the TV series...
** This Troper seconds both Aladdin and Genie, but would also like to add Mozenrath- no, not for the obvious reason, but because he's one of the most capable villains on the show- ''and'' probably the most powerful- while being the youngest of the villains, a KnightOfCerebus, has fantastic lines, is funny as well... he's pretty much the best villain on the show, (Jafar is kind of awesome, too, but he's from the movies...) and he may not be a MagnificentBastard but he comes pretty darn close. The episodes with him are some of the most fun ones. Especially when he's well-animated. (And as a bonus, he has FoeYay, too.)
** Even the freaking carpet is awesome!!
* Don't forget [[TheGreatMouseDetective Ratigan]]! The world's greatest criminal mind! He's [[LaughablyEvil funny]], [[{{Troll}} manipulative]] and [[LargeHam over-the-top]]! He's also one of the best examples of FauxAffablyEvil in history. That and he is also voiced by VincentPrice.
* ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'''s protagonists.
** Belle, as [[BadassBookworm badass a Bookworm]] as it's possible to be and still be a Disney Princess. Ariel may have done it first, but Belle truly pioneered the field in showing that Disney heroines are capable of stepping up and holding their own. She ''rode her horse through the castle gates during the film's climax!''
*** Not only that, but she's one of the earliest Disney Princesses who stood up for herself but also didn't come across as a grumpy teenager in the process. Instead, she was a mature person who was able to hold her own.
** The Beast, for some truly astounding CharacterDevelopment. Sure, he starts off as an ass...but then a [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome daring rescue]], a [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming surprise gift]] ("All right...'''now'''.") and a ''[[VisualEffectsOfAwesome stunning]]'' [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome ballroom waltz]] later, he became my favorite of all the Disney blokes. (Yes, even including [[PrincessAndTheFrog Naveen.]]) His awesome voice and presence doesn't hurt, either.
** On the subject of ''Beauty And The Beast'', [[MemeticMutation No one]] is worth gushing about [[MemeticMutation like]] [[{{Badass}} Gaston]]! Instead of being the predictable Prince Charming archetype, he's actually the main villain of the movie. That, and his [[LargeHam over-the-top acting]] is just awesome!
* ''{{WesternAnimation/Brave}}'' has the protagonist's dad, [[HotBlooded Fergus]], who got his leg bitten off by a bear and has since declared ''war on all bears''. '''''And he's winning.'''''
** Merida. She takes the hollow "princess/rick kid wants more" plot and kicks it in the ovaries. She's badass but has her flaws and moments of vulnerability and her hair is a mass of curls she can barely tuck into a headpiece. Her archery skills match no other's. ''Hell yeah!''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBraveLittleToaster'': Lampy is just too endearing to me. His habit of repeating isn't annoying, and he's a ''great'' singer, and oooh, his HeroicSacrifice...mmm...now if only I would stop doodling him so often.
** Seconded. The first time seeing The Brave Little Toaster he reminded me of [[AllDogsGoToHeaven Itchy]] for some reason and that immediately made him awesome.
** I love Lampy too, but I'd like to add Radio. I just love the way he's the only main character without eyes or a mouth, but they still manage to make him so easy to read. I just like him.
** Lampy's definitely the best character, but this troper also has a soft spot for Kirby. I still cheer [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome when he jumps off the waterfall.]]
* Anastasia, the not-so-ugly step sister from the Disney adaption of ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}''. Sure, in the first movie, she was a bit of a bitch, but she softened up so much during the third movie, that you just can't help but love her. * Sigh*
** This troper became rather fond of most of the cast of ''Cinderella'' in the third movie. We have Anastasia sweetly and naively just looking for love, Cinderella actually showing some pluck and initiative to help herself out, the King being very kind and accepting of Anastasia and assuring her that a person doesn't have to be a PrincessClassic to be a queen, the Prince being fun and rather snarky, and Lady Tremaine being even more of a bitch.
* [[spoiler: [[Main/TheSociopath Prince Hans]]]] of Disney/{{Frozen}} is one hell of a villain as well. [[spoiler: He plays everyone like [[Film/TheDarkKnightRises Talia]] with a rather brilliant plan to take the throne that he almost effortlessly adapts as the situation continues. As a villain he gets points for just so much realistic nastiness and pragmatism.]]
** [[IronWoobie Elsa]], also known as 'The introverted, morally conflicted, angsty- ''yet completely sympathetic''- cryokinetic [[TheHighQueen queen]] of Arendelle, who redefined what could be done with Disney princesses [[note]]Sorry, [[TheHero Anna]]. But it's not really ''[[EnsembleDarkhorse your]]'' movie.[[/note]].' Also, she gets the best song, and singlehandedly creates about 50% of the film's SceneryPorn. [[http://ursulav.livejournal.com/1567248.html Detailed]] [[https://www.goodreads.com/author_blog_posts/5359852-completely-snowed-how-frozen-fixed-the-princess-franchises-girlcembe further]] [[http://www.rotoscopers.com/2013/11/30/princess-profiles-elsa/ here]].
-->''We got a princess who was powerful. Like really powerful! Not "I could be so much more if the world would let me" ala "Brave" or "I have a totally socially acceptable nice little power" like "Little Mermaid" and "Tangled." Not even "I am pretty powerful, but someone's going to come along and whomp me flat."''
-->''We didn't even stay stuck on "I wish I didn't have these powers and I could be normal" which is so damn default that I am beyond sick of it. After the initial concealment was off, she was like "Yes! Finally! I'm so relieved I don't have to hide that anymore! This is so much better! Let me make a ginormous ice castle and a snow golem servant and sing a really kickass song and you know, I think this place needs some more flying buttresses..."''
-->''They never let you be glad to be powerful! You're supposed to hate it and wish you were normal! Girls aren't allowed to go "Hot damn, I am the shit! Look at my ice palace!" But they did! She got a musical number about it! Usually only villains get musical numbers where they do awesome magic!''
** Elsa has officially become my favorite Disney character, and it surprises me that I never had a ''real'' favorite Disney character until now. She's classy, elegant, kind, smart, one of Disney's biggest [[TheWoobie woobies]] and...well, I apologize in advance for my perviness but she's also easily the [[MsFanservice sexiest]] Disney Princess thus far, at least after her [[LettingHerHairDown ice]] [[ImpossiblyCoolClothes dress]] [[FanservicePack makeover]] (which I'm glad she kept). She's got a lot of gush-worthy qualities.
** Let's not forget the utterly lovable protagonist, Anna. She's quirky, funny, innocent and the ''ultimate'' {{Adorkable}} Princess.
* [[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame Claude Frollo]] for sure. He is one of the darkest villains in Disney history, and he's [[LargeHam over the top]]. How is he not lovable at all? [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome Great music theme]] for him too.
* I am ashamed no one has mentioned Simba, Scar, Mufasa and any of the other characters from ''Disney/TheLionKing''.
** Scar is the best Disney villain, hands down.
* Just. One. Sentence. "[[Disney/TheLittleMermaid And don't underestimate the importance of]] [[LargeHam BODY LANGUAGE, HAH]]"
** Eric gets like. . . no love. He's independent, sweet, fun-loving, but also insanely brave. He risks his life for his dog! (Speaking of which, his dog is pretty awesome too.)
*** And he only gets better in the stage musical.
** And let's not forget the two stars of the show. On a technical level, there's Ariel: adventerous, fun, sweet, naive and adorable. And on the level of show-stealing, there's ''Sebastian''. Just...Sebastian.
** There's also Melody, Ariel and Eric's daughter from [[Disney/TheLittleMermaidIIReturnToTheSea the sequel]]. Melody is just like her mother. She's brave, level-headed, spunky, and adventurous. She also belongs on the land ''and'' sea!
** Undertow the Shark is an awesome sidekick for Morgana. Him being voiced by Creator/ClancyBrown also helps.
* [[Disney/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh Tigger.]] I've always Ioved how [[MilesGloriosus confident,]] [[ThePollyanna cheerful,]] [[FunnyMoments hilarious,]] and just plain ''fun'' Tigger is. He's always so endearingly happy that I just want to hug him. [[BreakTheCutie And when he's not happy,]] [[TheWoobie I still want to hug him.]] Not to mention that his song is [[EarWorm incredibly catchy.]]
** I have not seen a single Franchise/WinnieThePooh movie, short, or TV show where I didn't love [[TheEeyore Eeyore.]] His constant depression (or else FlatJoy) makes him one of the funniest characters in the franchise. (The low voice helps too.) I'd also like to mention the ever-adorable [[BreakoutCharacter Piglet.]]
* GenericDoomsdayVillain or not, [[Disney/{{Mulan}} Shan Yu]] is one of the most [[MagnificentBastard ferociously clever]] and [[Determinator ambitious]] Disney bad guys ever. He doesn't even need a VillainSong.
* As a TV Troper, I couldn't resist the temptation to see ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog''. Now that I have, I can safely say I ''love'' Tiana (should I clarify that I'm female and white, just in case it matters?). Why? It's been mentioned around here that most of the Disney princesses are pretty much [[{{Expy}} expies]] of each other, who remind me of other Disney princesses before they remind me of anyone else. But the Disney character that Tiana instantly reminded me of was ''Scrooge [=McDuck=]'', and I admire her for being Disney's female spokesperson for the Protestant work ethic. I mean, I can easily picture her vowing ver batim to achieve her dream by being smarter than the smarties and tougher than the toughies. All right, Disney, you win on this one.
** Adding up to the Tiana love, she's just frigging awesome and I have the biggest girl crush on her, I've repeatedly stated that she is freaking adorable! She's also pretty different from some of Disney's other Princesses.
** I loved Tiana as well (she reminded me of my cousin) but my personal favorite was Louis. I've had a soft spot for alligators since second grade and there was nothing he did that I didn't find funny.
** My personal favorite was Charlotte. Super funny and super sweet. Yeah, she's spoiled and a serious ditz, but you can count on her to be there for you when it really counts. I'm such a sucker for SpoiledSweet characters.
** This troper has only heard the [[VillainSong song]], and has already concluded that Doctor Facilier is made of epic win.
** Facilier is Disney most awesome villain ever, no seriously he is. He's voiced by Keith [[PrecisionFStrike Fuckin']]David for gods sake. Excellent character, charismatic as hell, great singing and speaking voice and dance skills as well.
** Wholehearted agreement on all of the above. But we can't forget Prince Naveen - likeable from start to finish with some truly sweet character development along the way. And Ray, too: one of the best Disney sidekicks ever, with what is quite possibly the best song in the movie (well, after the mentioned VillainSong, anyway): "Ma Belle Evangeline."
* This tropette would like to add her childhood hero: [[Disney/TheRescuers Miss Bianca]]
** Of course, we shouldn't forget Bernard. Bernard is the most BadassAdorable character in ''history'', and I really love the little guy.
* [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Prince Philip]] is too often overlooked. The man killed a dragon BY THROWING A SWORD ACROSS A CHASM.
** Philip is pretty awesome, I mean, that dragon is friggen Maleficent! Hands down one of the best villians EVER in ANYTHING. And somehow, manages to be that WITHOUT a Villain Song. Daaaaamn!
* [[Disney/{{Tangled}} Flynn freaking Rider]]. Best (and sexiest) Disney male lead ever (and that is not a point to be argued with). Rapunzel is one lucky girl.
** Rapunzel is also the single most BadassAdorable Disney Princess ever.
** This troper ''adores'' Rapunzel, to the point of [[spoiler: getting her hair cut in the exact same style. She brought in a picture and everything]]. She's cute, funny, adorable, badass, has a great voice, and saves Flynn more often than he saves her. And she actually works to get her goal, instead of sitting around and whining, which makes her all the more admirable.
** There's also Maximus, who has got to be both the funniest ''and'' most badass horse ever.
** Gothel is one of my favourite Disney villains ever. Why? Her weapon of choice isn't any conventional weapon - it's her manipulation of Rapunzel that she uses, making her believe in lies for her own selfish gain. Rapunzel angsting about being a bad daughter after escaping the tower shows just how effective her manipulation was.
* I know the movie hasn't come out yet, but I really find Vanellope Von Schweetz from Disney/WreckItRalph to be adorable, and her backstory that has been revealed so far seems [[TheWoobie really sad]].
** SECONDED. Vanellope's story is heart-wrenching, and what makes it worse is how ''[[PluckyGirl brave]]'' she is about it all. It's incredible. Most people would have a mental breakdown from half the shit that poor kid is put through. Also, this troper is heads over heels in love with Ralph. Just...everything about Ralph.
** Now that I've seen the movie, Vanellope is still my favorite character, but Felix has also grown on me by being such a nice guy, also Sour Bill: The juxtaposition of apathetic pessimism and a character design that looks like he wandered off from a VideoGame/{{Kirby}} game makes him all the more hilarious. It is a marvel when even the villain's lackey is likable.
** Seconded in regards to Felix. Ralph's the sort of character I tend to like, and some of Vanellope's lines in the trailer alone won me over, but Felix? I was pleasantly surprised to learn that he is an awesome, equally well written, character. For once we've got a "VillainProtagonist" story where the good guy is actually a genuinely good guy. Plus he's absolutely {{Adorkable}}.
** You know what? Zangief was right. Ralph may be a "bad guy", but he's definitely not a bad ''guy''.

!!Other Animated Films
* ''WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven'': Charlie. From the [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold first film]]. That is all.
* WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}. She went to a world controlled by an eye-mutilating batshit crazy witch to near-single-handedly rescue her parents. In case that didn't sound impressive to you, she did all this as an anorexic 11-years old.
** One of the best things about the character is simply how ''real'' the character feels while still being awesome. She most often behaves exactly how a real kid would behave (how many other movies would show a preteen finding a burlesque show hilarious?), but when the situation calls for it, evolves into the BadassAdorable described above. It's simply awesome.
* Victor Van Dort from ''WesternAnimation/CorpseBride''. Adorably shy and sweet, very intelligent, and extremely brave when it comes down to the wire. Plus, [[TroperTales/PerverseSexualLust those Victorian clothes]] help a lot.
** Emily: How many people, after years of waiting for love after [[spoiler:your lover ''murdered and abandoned you'']], would then [[spoiler:give up the chance to marry your beloved so as not to condemn your beloved's beloved to the same fate]]? Hell, if this isn't in the CrowningMomentOfAwesome page, it ''needs'' to be! Also, [[EnsembleDarkhorse Bonejangles]]. His song is [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome frikkin' awesome]]!
* [[{{Ferngully}} Batty Koda]]. Poor little guy, even though he's the comic relief, he's got a tragic back story, which makes this troper just want to hug him. Oh, and he's got the best song in the movie, IMHO.
** For that matter, [[BigBad Hexxus.]] TimCurry, guys, come on. This guy is the embodiment of pollution and he still is the most likeable character in the movie, except perhaps for Batty. His song is litterally made of love, comments on Website/{{Youtube}} include such examples: "I think this song took my virginity." He makes pollution seem like the sexiest thing ever. Then, he doesn't exactly "drive" but still controls a juggernaut of a machine armed with claws and [[ChainsawGood chainsaws]] and all other kinds of razor blades and even [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill wickedly spiked tracks!]] His [[OneWingedAngel final form]] doesn't get to do much, but looks-wise, it's still one of the most badass desperation forms ever.
*** Seconded so hard. That movie is one of my guilty pleasures, but Hexxus is the only part of it that I feel no shame for liking. Also Toxic Love is one of the best villain songs EVER.
* This troper needs to add some more Pixar love for DORY!!! Oh so much. Just so friggin hilarious, and also heartwarming. IMHO she was the best thing about ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo''.
* We all know why we really watched ''WesternAnimation/GrandmaGotRunOverByAReindeer''. For the antagonist, [[EvilIsSexy Cousin Mel]]. She may exhibit a plethora of tropes and cliches, but ''damn'' is she sexy! Her luscious lips, beauty mark, and seductive voice ''almost'' distract you from the fact that her impossibly attractive body would give [[Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit Jessica Rabbit]] a run for her money.
* Would ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' have even been half as interesting if not for Tai Lung?
** No friggin' way.
** Jack Black doesn't get enough support. I, for one, still root for him. In every role he's ever played, he's just been himself-an overactive metalhead kid in an adult's body. And damned if I don't like him for it. No matter what movie he's in.
** Tigress! She might come off [[{{Jerkass}} as mean]] [[TheResenter to Po]] in the first movie, but that's [[FridgeBrilliance only because]] she feels like she [[WellDoneSonGuy let down Shifu.]] By the second movie it's easy to see what [[CharacterDevelopment she's really like.]] She's [[{{Badass}} tough,]] genuinely loves her TrueCompanions, [[IronWoobie never complains,]] and she's [[CuteKitten a cat!]] And it's ''all'' summed up in [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming one line]] in the second movie:
---> '''Tigress:''' The hardcore ''do'' understand. But I can't watch my friend be killed.
** Lord Shen is kung-fu-performing-peacock CGI-porn in action. Especially in 3D.
** Master Shifu: Total badass, despite what a {{Jerkass}} he was at the beginning of the first movie.
* No love for the Madagascar trilogy? First off you've got the penguins- a veritable icon of the series with their own cartoon resulting from their popularity. For a lot of people, these guys were what made them watch the movie at all, and they pretty much steal the show. But you've also got the actual zoosters themselves who are all pretty likeable, but a lot of the heart and comedy come from Alex and Marty- main characters, I know, but it works because they both have very vivid personalities that play off each other very well. then in the third film we get introduced to the circus trio and they're all very cool, seeming to have a genuine camaraderie that almost overshadows that of the zoosters. Stefano was cast perfectly, and I thought he was a really fun character, I actually really liked the romance arc with Gia and liked how energetic and whatnot she was instead of just being a tough girl. And oh my gosh Vitaly is freaking coolest in the series. [[http://agentdeathwarmedover.blogspot.com/2013/06/best-dreamworks-characters-2008-2012.html This blogger ]] sums it up rather nicely.
* [[TwoWordsObviousTrope Two words]]: [[WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas Jack Skellington]]. Despite the fact that [[CashCowFranchise Hot Topic and Spencer's are making him into a cash whore]], he remains an interesting character. He's charismatic, kind-hearted while still being scary, and a great singer to boot (Thanks, DannyElfman!). Plus, how many characters are both cute ''and'' scary, [[TastesLikeDiabetes without the former being the cause of the latter]]?
** Seconded to hell and back. The guy's a seven-foot-tall walking skeleton, and he manages to be one of the most real, human characters in any animated film. The guy's practically at a midlife crisis! Who didn't want to give him a hug when he expressed his despair at being stuck in a routine? The guy's both silly and funny, and a real class act. Not to mention, NiceGuy that he is, if Jack, the Pumpkin King, ''wants'' you to be afraid, ''you gonna be afraid.'' He can make you laugh ''and'' make you scream, often at the same time.
* While Jack's epically awesome, and Oogie Boogie is a kickass villain with a great VillainSong, my fave will always be Lock, Shock, and Barrell. "Kidnap the Sandy Claws" is one of the most fun songs in the show, and the childlike glee they have while singing some damn creepy lyrics is friggen ADORABLE. They're cute because they LOVE being creepy and causing havoc and mayhem, and they're good at it.
* Two from ''WesternAnimation/{{Nine}}''. As said on the movie's page, he's basically a walking CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming. He's so ''sweet!'' And he's a [[TheSmartGuy genius and inventor]], and a CoolOldGuy, he has a sort of pureheartedness and innocence that doesn't equal naivete (obviously, as he's basically an apocalypse survivor), and he seems a bit [[BunnyEarsLawyer eccentric]].
** [[Tropers/{{Mokyn}} I]] love 7. She is kickass without being badass, so you can see that the reason why she is so tough and adamant about fighting the machines is because [[MamaBear she actually cares about her companions and wants to protect them]]. It's not some lame attempt on the writer's part to make a character that is liked only because she can fight, it's an actual motivation behind her actions, and it makes her so much more awesome. Oh, and she's like [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot a knight with the moves of a ninja]]. Awesome!!
* Really? No-one's going to talk about the characters from ''ParaNorman''? Euggh, fine I'll do it.
** Norman. Just... Norman. How many of us were this kid at that age? The kid that's always bullied but never really let's it get to him and is always ready with a snarky comeback? It's like watching my childhood! Y'know... minus the undead zombies.
* what? Nothing about {{WesternAnimation/Rio}}? What about our favorite bird couple Blu and Jewel?
** Blu I liked the most out of all of them. He is probably the smartest, nicest, funniest, most Adorkable bird you'll ever see, and how he develops as a character from a flightless CowardlyLion to a BadassBookworm, with his newfound ability to fly to add to his colorful collection of abilities.
* [[WesternAnimation/ToyStory Buzz. Friggin'. Lighyear.]]
** [[TheHero Woody]] is more human than most humans I know.
** '''Rex''' "Dinosaur overboard!"
*** Seconded. Rex may be TheDitz and TheKlutz, yet it's totally understandable for him and he's still likable.
* ''WesternAnimation/WallE''
** EVE truly impressed me. A strong feminine character with appreciable depth, and she's not even human.
** Seconded. When someone says "well-done character development", I instantly think of her.
** WALL•E himself isn't half bad, is he?
** 'Course not! Cutest thing on treads.
** They're both incredibly likable characters. It's amazing how much depth they have with their limited design and vocabulary.
** M-O is the Robot Lord of Awesome. Seriously, try ''not'' to smile whenever he's onscreen.
*** [[MemeticMutation MMMMMMMMMM-O!!!]]
* [[Western Animation/{{How to Train Your Dragon 2}} I know this is a recent film but screw it. I'm going to talk about Drago Bludvist. Some people call him weak as a villain and while I can see where they are coming from there is no doubt he is a complete and utter badass. He has a deep and threatening as hell voice. He does not hesitate to do his own dirty work when it comes to fighting. He never shows fear. Even the other characters are afraid of him. He absolutely own any scene he is in.
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