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Awesome: Aladdin
Aladdin
  • Awesome Music: All-around.
  • The entire "Prince Ali" sequence. Genie has got to be the best publicist ever.
  • Aladdin's Indy Ploy at the climax of the movie, using all his skills as a street-rat to outwit Jafar.
  • "One Jump Ahead." It establishes in the first five minutes that the hero of this movie is already a badass; it's the story of how he became an even ''bigger'' badass.
  • Jafar after he wishes to be the most powerful sorcerer in the world. He effortlessly humiliates the characters while singing his Villain Song, a mocking reprise of a previous song that praised the hero. The scene ends with some of the most psychotic laughter ever recorded.
  • The hero gets his own Moment of Awesome in the rematch, however - even though Jafar is just as powerful and seemingly just as unbeatable the second time around - by tricking him into wishing for even more power... which comes with some rather significant drawbacks. ("Itty-bitty living space.")
    • The best part is that Aladdin has the balls to mock him about it at the same time.
    Aladdin: You got your wish...and everything that comes with it!
  • Pretty much any time Genie's on screen. Could also count as a Funny Moment and Awesome Music for his musical numbers "Friend Like Me" and "Prince Ali".
    • The "Prince Ali" sequence is particularly spectacular. This, my friends, is how you grant a wish with all the trimmings.
  • Another one for Aladdin: After Jafar's brilliantly intricate plan to do away with Aladdin seemingly succeeds, he mesmerizes the Sultan into allowing him to marry Princess Jasmine. When Jasmine states that she wants to marry Prince Ali (a.k.a. Aladdin), Jafar tells her the news, in his best fake mournful voice. Then, out of nowhere, we hear what may be the best line in Disney animated canon ever, if not the best line ever PERIOD.
    Aladdin: Better check your crystal ball again, Jafar!
    • Aladdin then proceeds to march right in, grab Jafar's snakehead staff and smash it on the ground, freeing the Sultan from Jafar's spell.
  • Jasmine herself confidently wows Aladdin by showing just how quickly she can master the art of vaulting from roof to roof.
  • Right after the Genie's song-and-dance, reality-warping Disney Acid Sequence introduction, Aladdin effortlessly tricks him into providing a "free" wish — by prodding his ego until the Genie whisks him and Abu out of the cave. Cements Aladdin's reputation as a Guile Hero par excellence.
    • Later, when the Genie realizes what Aladdin did, it leads to one of his many Funny Moments!
    Genie:...(Jaw Drop) Well, I feel sheepish. (turns into a sheep) All right, you baaaah-d boy, but no more freebies!
  • The entire sequence where Aladdin, Abu, and the carpet try to fly out of the Cave of Wonders while lava shoots everywhere.
  • Jasmine revealing her identity to Jafar's guards, and making them tremble.
    Jasmine: Unhand him! *pulls off her hood* By order of the princess!
    Razoul: Princess Jasmine! *kneels down and forces Aladdin down on his knees, the guards kneel down*
    Aladdin: The princess?
    Abu: The princess?!
    Razoul: What are you doing outside the palace, and with this street rat?
    Jasmine: That's not your concern. Do as I command, release him!
    Razoul: I would, Princess. Except my orders come from Jafar...you'll have to take it up with him.
    Jasmine: Believe me, I will!
    • Jasmine was one of the first heroines of Disney to break the prototype of placid Disney Heroines.
  • Carpet giving Aladdin that extra push for his Big Damn Kiss with Jasmine. One wonders if they would've spent the whole night just looking into each others eyes if he hadn't.

The Return of Jafar
  • For Iago, no less and this cements his Heel-Face Turn.
    • He has two others in the same movie: first, when he frees Genie from the crystal ball Jafar's trapped him inside (by dropping it from a great height to shatter on the floor, even while straining visibly at the weight); and second when, at a point of near-death, he summons up the last of his strength to kick Jafar's lamp into the molten lava below, killing him and saving the day.

The Series
  • The animated series, anyone?
    Mozenrath: Well, I like a good laugh too. I'm laughing already.
  • In one episode of the animated series, Jasmine got brainwashed by one of the baddies into believing she was the "Scourge of the Desert". It worked...a little too well, and she spent 99% of the episode effortlessly kicking everyone's ass.
  • Mozenrath defeating the whole gang after Genie's been captured.
  • Mozenrath gets another moment, when he says one of the darkest lines you'll hear in a Disney cartoon.
    Mozenrath: My only goal now is to hear your tortured screams!
  • The battle between Jasmine and Mozenrath at Dagger Rock, for both of them.
  • For one of Mozenrath's coolest and funniest moments, look here.
  • During a war between Agrabah and Odiferous, courtsey of Nefir, Aladdin appears to have been killed trying to stop it. Needless to say, Genie doesn't take it well.
    Genie: "You people and your stupid war!You have pushed me too far! You don't want to see what happens when you push a genie TOO FAR! I call a ceasefire...NOOOOOOOOOOOW!"
  • Aladdin winning his Battle in the Center of the Mind with Mozenrath with his spirit's own mystical power. Especially since he spends about ten seconds in awe that his spirit has magic and then jumps straight to "Cool, I have a laser", and instigating a Beam-O-War.
    Mozenrath: That's not fair!
    Aladdin: Since when do you care about fighting fair?
  • In "Destiny on Fire," Aladdin and Razoul team up to defeat Aziz. This doubles as a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming as they've come a long way from being bitter enemies to invaluable allies.

The King of Thieves
  • Jasmine punching out one of the forty thieves, complete with this line.
    Jasmine: That was for ruining my wedding!
  • Iago's character 360 (well, maybe 270) from Chaotic Neutral scoundrel to reluctant hero to Not-So-Chaotic Neutral scoundrel at the end of the Aladdin movies. Summed up well with his final line, when he throws in his lots with Aladdin's treasure-hunting father:
    Iago: You're a good guy, Cassim. But not too good!
    • Instead of fleeing when the forty thieves break up the wedding, Iago actively defends the gifts from Cassim, wielding a vase like a bat. Greed was probably his main motive, but it still takes a lot of guts to stand up to a masked man several times your size.
    Iago: Meet your match, Zorro!
    Cassim: Good birdie...Polly want a-
    • This one is even better in Swedish where the last line is: "Say cracker and you'll never see the sun rise again!"
  • Sa'luk not only surviving what first seemed like a standard Disney Villain Death, but also killing a shark while in the water was pretty Badass.
  • Cassim finally getting the hand of Midas. With his cape turned to dazzling gold, the first thing he does with it is turn the whole temple gold.
  • During the 40 Thieves' raid on the wedding in the beginning, while Aladdin is facing the King, the rest of the gang starts making progress against the raiders. Then Genie steps in and single-handedly chases them off. His power may be reduced to semi-phenominal, nearly cosmic, but even Sa'luk didn't want to fight the Genie.
    Sa'luk: Cassim said nothing about facing the powers of a genie!
  • To save his son's life, Cassim throws the Hand of Midas to Sulak, who catches it by the golden hand. Sulak proceeds to claim it's his, and also Aladdin's life now... but Cassim merely smirks a little; he knows he's already won.
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