!![[Literature/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame The novel]]
* Also the scene where, during the final battle for Notre Dame, Clopin runs through the crowd with a '''SCYTHE''', [[NightmareFuel hacking at the horses and guards until he is surrounded by severed limbs.]] [[spoiler:He dies shortly afterwards.]]

!![[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame The Disney film]]
* The opening song, "The Bells of Notre Dame".
** Especially the last note that Paul Kandel (Clopin) hits FULL-VOICE.
*** If you look at the sheet music, it's a D on two ledger lines. Tenor parts are written an octave higher than they sound. Still, it is quite impressive.
** "'STOP!' cried the Archdeacon!"
** This scene when the Archdeacon says the lines below, it was very much a 'Oh, you're gonna get yours when it's over!' and it felt wonderful.
--->'''Archdeacon:''' You can lie to yourself and your minions,\\
You can claim that you haven't a qualm,\\
But you never can run from nor hide what you've done\\
From the eyes! The very eyes of Notre Dame!
** Then the cathedral itself gets one with all the statues looking down at Frollo, [[GodIsGood as if God is saying]] "Yeah, throw that baby down the well, you son of a bitch, and see how pissed I get." Frollo's [[OhCrap wary and fearful expression]] as he feels the stone eyes of the statues upon him just seals the deal.
-->''"And for one time in his life of power and control, Frollo felt a twinge of fear for his immortal soul"''.
** In conclusion, it's easy to understand why this is considered one of the best openings to a Disney film ''ever.''
* The [[BadassPreacher Archdeacon]] in general gets a number of these, at least of the moral sort since (naturally) as a churchman [[ActualPacifist he doesn't get involved in any action scenes]]. Of particular note is during Frollo's siege of the cathedral:
-->'''Archdeacon''': Frollo, have you gone ''mad''?! I ''will not'' tolerate this assault on the house of God!
** When Phoebus gets Esmeralda to claim sanctuary so she is safe from Frollo. Not only does he stalk forward to interrupt just as Frollo is demanding Phoebus [[LoopholeAbuse drag Esmeralda outside so he can arrest her]], but then he lays a hand on her shoulder reassuringly and delivers a deceptively mild but delicious rebuke, referencing his "very eyes of Notre Dame" moment above:
--->'''Archdeacon:''' Don't worry, child. Minister Frollo learned years ago to ''respect the sanctity of the Church''.
*** The look of impotent, teeth-gnashing fury on Frollo's face is wonderful.
*** Also, the glare of the Archdeacon when he said that line. Frollo ''feared'' the Archdeacon. He placed guards with ''polearms'' in front of the cathedral, specifically to prevent the archdeacon from interfering. Props to the archdeacon for trying to interfere anyway.
*** All the Archdeacon moments take a even more impressive gloss when you learn that in the original book Frollo ''is'' the Archdeacon, meaning that the Disney film can be said to use two characters to illustrate the internal debates that Frollo has, and therefore Frollo casting the Archdeacon down is equivalent to him discarding pretense in order to enact his desires.
* "Hellfire". Coupled with [[SugarWiki/VisualEffectsOfAwesome awe-inspiring animation]] and [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic the amazing and sadly gone voice of the late Tony Jay]], Disney had the perfect SanitySlippageSong.
* Quasimodo's incredible escape, rescue of Esmeralda from the stake, cries of "SANCTUARY", and the image of waterfalls of molten lead pouring from Notre Dame.
* Quasi slumps down in chains when Frollo is about to burn Esmeralda, then slowly looks up. As Frollo sets the fire, Quasi lets out a tremendous "[[BigNo NOOOOO!]]" proceeding to break the chains, save the girl, and kick some arse. ''He shakes the entire cathedral with his exertions!''
** The filmmakers considered the entire movie an elaborate prologue for that very moment.
** There's no ''way'' this scene isn't epic. Just read it:
--->''(Quasimodo is chained down, the gargoyles are trying to free him)''\\
'''Hugo:''' Come on, Quasi, snap out of it!\\
'''Victor:''' Your friends are down there!\\
'''Quasimodo:''' ''(despondently)'' It's all my fault.\\
'''Laverne:''' ''(as she, Hugo, and Victor try tugging the chains)'' You gotta break these chains.\\
'''Quasimodo:''' ''(grim)'' I can't. I tried. What difference would it make?\\
'''Victor:''' But you can't let Frollo ''win''!\\
'''Quasimodo:''' He already has.\\
'''Hugo:''' So, you're givin' up? That's it?\\
'''Laverne:''' These chains aren't what's holding you back, Quasimodo.\\
'''Quasimodo:''' ''(snapping)'' [[DespairEventHorizon Leave me alone.]]\\
'''Hugo:''' ''(meekly)'' Okay. Okay, Quasi. We'll leave ya alone.\\
'''Victor:''' After all, we're only made out of stone.\\
''(he and Hugo turn to stone)''\\
'''Laverne:''' We just thought maybe you were made of somethin' stronger.\\
''(turns to stone)''\\
'''Frollo:''' ''(from the square below)'' [[ForGreatJustice For justice]], for Paris, and for her ''own'' salvation, it is my sacred duty to send this unholy demon... ''back where she belongs''!\\
''(he fires the kindling while the crowd indistinctly shouts in protest)''\\
'''Quasimodo:''' '''[[BigNo NOOOOOOOOOO!]]'''\\
''([[CrowningMomentOfAwesome the chains snap taut, the bells resonate as the pillars Quasimodo is chained to break and fall]])''
** He then [[BuildingSwing swings down]] from the cathedral on the bell-pull rope, freakin' ''wall-run loops'' off the south tower and into the square, over the heads of the massive crowd, landing on the gallows, ''leaps onto the flaming bier'', rips the bonds off with his bare hands and grabs the unconscious Esmeralda, ''tears her still burning stake off the pyre and wallops the guards with it'' as they climb onto the gallows to stop him, then swings back and scales up the hundred feet walls to stand with [[CrucifiedHeroShot her limp]] [[PietaPlagiarism in his arms]] in front of the [[BackgroundHalo great rose window]], bellowing "SANCTUARY!" as the masses cheer.
*** It's not just the chains that Quasimodo breaks, but the ''pillars they're bound to''. The gargoyles were right--he is stronger than stone.
*** Speaking of the cheering masses: most were already afraid of Frollo and prejudiced against gypsies. Many had their houses burned to the ground (some may have even been imprisoned and tortured, [[InferredHolocaust and it's implied many have ]] ''[[InferredHolocaust died]]'') [[SexIsEvilAndIAmHorny because Frollo became obssessed ]][[IfICantHaveYou with a gypsy girl]]. Now she's been captured and is about to be burned alive, and what do they do? [[WhatTheHellTownspeople Do they cower, thinking that at least now things will turn back to normal? Do they cheer, believing the witch responsible for all their suffering is going to get her rightful punishment?]] ''[[AvertedTrope Hell no.]]'' They stand there in protest (some of them even ''trying to get through Frollo's guards to put a stop to it''), [[MachiavelliWasWrong defying the very man that terrorised them]], [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight just because they know Esmeralda is innocent]]! It really hammers the point that [[KnightTemplar people ]][[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain like ]][[IrrationalHatred Frollo]] [[RousseauWasRight are the only reason the world is cruel]] (also counts as [[HeartwarmingMoments heartwarming]]).
* Frollo gets another one of his own awesome moments when instead of fleeing from the cascade of molten lead Quasi is pouring down on the besiegers, he [[VillainousValor pushes onward]] under the archway and ''hacks a hole through the rest of the double doors'' with his broadsword after his troops have only partially breached it with the battering ram they made of the timber cross-beam the Hunchback threw at them.
* Give Esmeralda some credit. When Frollo tells her how she can get out of being burned by having sex with him, her response was to [[SpitefulSpit spit in his face]] and give him a DeathGlare.
** Esmeralda stops the crowd from tormenting Quasimodo and tells Frollo where to shove it when he orders her to stop.
--->'''Esmerelda:''' You mistreat this poor boy the same way you mistreat my people. You speak of justice, yet you are cruel to those most in need of your help.\\
'''Frollo:''' [[BigShutUp Silence!]]\\
'''Esmerelda:''' ''[[ShutUpHannibal Justice!]]''
** For added awesomeness, the scene where she escapes with gusto, doubling as a SugarWiki/{{Funny Moment|s}}. Anybody who thinks all Disney women are weaklings shall henceforth be directed to that scene.
--->'''Esmeralda:''' Let's see... [''counts the guards''] onetwothreefourfivesixseveneightnine... so there's ten of you and one of me. [''pulls a handkerchief out of her blouse''] What's a poor girl to do? [''affected sobbing'']
*** It was especially awesome to see [[BadassBystander a few of the costumed partygoers]] assist her in taking out the {{Mooks}}. And to top it all off, a tightrope walker tosses his balancing pole to two guards on horseback, causing them to unwillingly crash into Frollo himself! Considering that he had neglected to protect Quasimodo from the cruel crowd just moments earlier, it was a ''very'' satisfying sight.
* BigBad Judge Claude Frollo's smug (and awfully ironic) LastWords, "'''AND HE SHALL SMITE THE WICKED AND PLUNGE THEM INTO THE FIERY PIT!!!'''"
** ''Deliciously'' ironic, in a blink-and-you'll-miss-it kind of way- [[ChekhovsGun this is the very same gargoyle he damaged while rampaging at Esmeralda and Quasimodo only moments before.]] Just after that, another Moment of Awesome at Frollo's final expense when after taking a tumble off the battlements, the "4th gargoyle" he's desperately hanging on to comes to life, roars in his face, and "ushers" him into said pit. Burn well, you son of a bitch.
** Even more ironic when you consider that in these biblical words 'He' references God. Frollo KNOWS that. He now thinks of himself as a god, with the power over life and death.
** After Frollo's last words, the face the Gargoyle makes just before the plunge seems to say "Hey, ''there's'' an idea!"
** By this point, Frollo had grown to be so evil, that some Website/{{Youtube}} comments has interpreted that scene as God descending into Hell and ''granting Lucifer permission to enter his highest cathedral'' '''''to personally collect Frollo's soul!!'''''
*** The Youtube comments are backed up by the fact that when Frollo loses his balance and is holding onto the gargoyle, as it springs to life, the [[OminousLatinChanting choir sings "Kyrie Eleison" (Lord have Mercy)]]. God probably would show Frollo as much mercy as Frollo has shown others.
** When you consider the Archdeacon saying Frollo learned to respect the sanctity of the church, and he spent the entire scene attacking it and violating sanctuary... well, ''that'' ladies and gentleman is what happens to those who don't respect the sanctity of the church.
** They remade this scene in ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance'', not once, but twice! The first time is once you beat the boss as Sora, which shows the movie version, the second time is before you fight the boss as Riku, where the force of the Nightmare flying just causes Frollo to fall, all while he happily claims "Judgment is mine!!"
** Esmeralda deserves a mention for that scene as well. Despite being weakened from smoke inhalation (and probably rough handling too), she still does her best to hold Quasimodo up on the ledge. Even Frollo standing above her with his sword raised doesn't make her let go.
*** This moment is also a true Climactic cross between a CrowningMomentOfAwesome and CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming as it is testament to the PowerOfFriendship, she, who is safe behind the parapets, chooses what appears to be immediate death alongside her friend rather than save herself.
* Phoebus refuses Frollo's order to burn down the miller's house, saves the miller's family after Frollo sets fire to the house anyway, and runs away by ''stealing Frollo's horse!''
** The method in which he saves the family is is worth mentioning. Highlights include rolling out of the way of a falling beam, ''diving headfirst through a glass window'', then emerging from the burning house by Sparta-punting open the door, while holding the miller's two young children. Definitely elevated Phoebus from generic Disney male love interest to a much more developed and compelling (not to mention badass) character.
*** This exchange, just before Esmerelda saves him from being executed, simply seals the moment:
---->'''Frollo:''' Such a pity. You threw away a promising career.\\
'''Phoebus:''' [[IronicEcho Consider it my highest honor, sir.]]
* Anything Clopin did; opening the Feast of Fools, the ambush, the Court of Miracles song...
** Triples as a SugarWiki/{{Funny Moment|s}} and SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic! "The Court of Miracles" deserves a mention, though.
--->'''Clopin:''' Any last words?\\
'''Quasi and Phoebus:''' [''gagged and about to be hanged''] Mmmmphhff!\\
'''Clopin:''' [''rolling his eyes and giving an AsideGlance''] That's what they ''all'' say.
* Quasimodo's KubrickStare as he decides that he's had enough of Frollo's crap when he's chained up in the cathedral.
* Seriously, the fact that in a ''Disney movie'' we have the villain attempting to shiv his adopted son in the back with ''a foot-long mercy dagger'' only for our hero to spin round and physically confront his foster father by grabbing his wrist at the last second. The pair struggle, Frollo pushing the stiletto inch by inch closer to Quasi's face; who is too traumatized at the assault to fight back against his guardian until... He hurls that Satanic shit bodily away and disarms him! Quasimodo then raises said weapon over his attacker's now trembling form and gives him the mother of all CallingTheOldManOut speeches. Frollo has treated him like garbage for twenty years, to the point where Quasimodo just weakly obeys his will. This is essentially when Quasimodo is saying "screw you, I'm not listening to you anymore" and finally stands up for himself (although breaking out of the cathedral and saving Esmeralda was definitely the first massive step in the right direction).
--->'''Quasimodo:''' NO! ''You listen!'' All my life you've told me that the world is a dark, cruel place. But now I see that the only thing dark and cruel about it is people like '''YOU!'''
** The [[OhCrap look on Frollo's face]] as he realizes that a) he no longer has any influence over Quasimodo, who is b) less than half his age, c) strong enough to break his spine like kindling and oh yeah, d) ''really pissed off'' right now makes it even more satisfying. All Frollo can do is feebly stammer "Now - now, listen to me, Quasimodo..." Frollo really was a coward and now [[TheDogBitesBack all the abuse Frollo perpetrated on this poor deformed boy has come back to bite him in the ass]].
** On top of that is something most people are going to miss. Right as Quasimodo calls the old man out on being dark and cruel, Quasi throws down the knife that he just wrestled away from the psycho. One of the many signs of just how different the two of them are; Frollo would have not hesitated to shank his ''adopted son'' if their positions were reversed.
* "Out There". The whole song just makes you so grateful to be alive. Not to mention Tom Hulce's singing voice is JUST AWESOME!
** "[[IWantSong God Help The Outcasts]]". To understand how Awesome this song is, first, understand that Sanctuary only applies for forty days, at which point, the offender must surrender peacefully, and may be sentenced after such period (at the best, she would have been deported, which we have to believe is a worse fate than staying in Paris under Frollo's rule, and at worst a death sentence). Further more, she is admittedly not Christian ("I don't know if you can hear me, or if you are even there.") so Sanctuary doesn't really apply to her. Compound to the fact that the Archdeacon is not legally obligated to feed her - even though, let's face it, in this case he almost certainly would - and armed guards are waiting at every point to catch her if she leaves the church, Esmeralda is in a desperate state and deserves her IWantSong to be answered. So, what does she want in her IWantSong? She asks God to not worry about her, cause she can take care of herself, and instead says she wants him to look out for people in much more desperate situations. Keep in mind, this non-Christian is schooling devout Catholics who ask for money, love, glory, etc. in the art of prayer.
*** Nevermind that it is possibly [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic one of the most beautiful songs Disney has ever put to film]]:
---->''Yes, I know I'm just an outcast,''\\
''I shouldn't speak to you.''\\
''Still, I see your face and wonder:''\\
''Were you once an outcast, too?''
* "Citizens of Paris! Frollo has persecuted our people, ransacked our city, and now he has declared war on Notre Dame herself! WILL WE ALLOW IT?"
** Cue the ''entire city of Paris'' shouting, [[BigNO "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!"]] and charging.
*** ALSO counts as a sort of heartwarming: Both Parisians AND gypsies are joining forces to fight. Seeing the Parisians setting the gypsies free and giving them weapons is just amazing (also Clopin's smile while jumping into battle).
* Phobeus and Esmeralda [[BelligerentSexualTension in hand-to-hand combat]] in the cathedral. Better considering their back and forth [[SnarkToSnarkCombat snarking]] and ''flirting.''
** And then, when Frollo comes barging in, Phoebus quietly encourages Esmeralda to claim sanctuary and - when she doesn't play along - does it for her, quite possibly saving her life.
* For those of us who like RootingForTheEmpire, Frollo gets one when he suddenly shows up at the Court of Miracles.
-->'''Esmeralda:''' You took a terrible risk coming here. It may not exactly show, but we're grateful.\\
'''Phoebus:''' Don't thank me, thank Quasimodo. Without his help, I'd never have found my way here.\\
'''Frollo:''' [''from off-screen''] '''[[TrickAndFollowPloy Nor would I]].'''
* Despite ''everything'' Frollo put Quasi through, including just trying to kill him and revealing the ''truth'' about how Quasi's mother died, Quasimodo is trying desperately to hang on to Frollo, he doesn't want to kill him, even though if he did let Frollo fall to his death it would be justified.
** It's beautiful how subtle it is represented. Most other films place emphasis on how the hero refuses to kill the villain, but here it's simply the refusal to let go, without any acknowledgement in dialogue.
* "No soldiers! Sanctuary! Get OUT!" Do NOT make Quasimodo angry. Also, how he lifted Phoebus off the ground, his strength is a CMOA of itself. To elaborate: He lifts a relatively tall and muscular man. Wearing plate armor. ''With one hand.'' You do NOT fuck with Quasi.
* Quasimodo's mother deserves a mention; she managed to stay ahead of a galloping horse in the middle of winter - with plenty of snow and ice on the ground that she could have slipped on - leap a railing to try to escape Frollo, and have enough presence of mind to get to the cathedral and claim sanctuary. ''All while carrying baby Quasimodo!''
* A more subtle one can be given to the gypsies that Frollo interrogates while searching for Esmeralda. Given that the gypsy community in Paris is pretty tight-knit, it's likely they knew where Esmeralda was hiding and facing the likelihood of imprisonment and torture, it would have been very tempting to sell her out in the hope that Frollo would spare them. They ''refuse'' to do so.
* The fact that Disney had the balls to release this, a movie with themes of lust and fanaticism, is awesome enough.

!![[The stage musical]]
* The Finale goes like this: [[spoiler: Quasimodo, like in the movie, sends down BOILING LEAD down onto the attackers below. He even says this with this following line:]]
--> Quasimodo: [[spoiler: ''Saints and Monsters, show your power! Help me bring this raging shower, raining flames down...to the stones...'''BELOW!''']]
* The ''entire'' choir whispering ''"Yes, you do."'' to Quasimodo as Frollo insisted that the hunchback didn't truly want to hurt him. Goosebumps-inducing.
* After Phoebus refuses to burn down a brothel in the hunt for Esmeralda, Frollo has him arrested. Cue Esmeralda throwing off her disguise and starting a swordfight with the soldiers, which is of course her MOA. But then she falls and Frollo moves to stab her, only to have Phoebus catch the dagger with his body.
* Towards the end of the show, after [[spoiler: Esmeralda has died:]], Frollo comes up to the bell tower where Quasi is, and begins to give thanks that they are now, in his words [[spoiler: "Free of Esmeralda":]]. Quasimodo gets increasingly more angry, calling Frollo out on his lack of love for anything, saying "You're the weak one. You're the wicked one. And the wicked shall not go unpunished!". As he says the last line, he ''fully straightens his back'', sounding like it takes enormous effort, stands upright to face his master, and the audience can see that he is in fact '''''taller than Frollo'''''.