Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Dastan, the boy that risked his life to save someone wrongly persecuted ends up leading the attack on an innocent nation, though doing so from misinformation and out of a concern to avoid, as much as possible, the horrendous death tolls that the original attack plan's full frontal assault would most likely incur going by Real Life historical record.note There's a reason attacking walled cities tended towards long sieges to starve out the defenders, after all.
Princess Tamina is second protagonist of the Prince of Persia film. Tamina is a Princess whom Prince Dastan teams up with to protect the Sands of Time. While her relationship with Dastan appears to begin badly, the two eventually get over their differences.
Incorruptible Pure Pureness: Implied to be the case with Princess Tamina and her ancestresses. According to the back story she tells to Dastan, she is descended from a girl who managed to prevent the gods from destroying all of mankind through the wish of her pure heart that humanity would be spared.
Indy Hat Roll: Tamina does this while she and Dastan are running from Sheik Amar and Seso.
Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Tamina starts to fall for Dastan after realizing what a good person he is and how selfless he is to help her cause. That is, once Tamina tells the truth and they stop backstabbing each other.
Revealing Injury: Dastan realizes his uncle is the true Big Bad when he notices that his hands are burned from handling the poisoned mantle that killed the king - despite having never touched the robe onscreen.
Villainous Breakdown: At the end of the movie, with his plans ruined by Dastan (because he had already lived through all the events and knew what would happen), Nizam furiously attacks him, thus making evident he was the conspirator.