This is Kuzco. Emperor Kuzco. A guy whose groove and style is equaled to only by his ego and inversely proportional to his sense of empathy. Kuzco was born and raised to rule but treats his kingdom as a giant toy, demanding constant pampering, belittling his subjects and callously punishing them for "throwing off his groove". He spends most of his time just admiring himself at the expense of pretty much everyone. Kuzco's flippant attitude finally bite him in the butt after his embittered ex-advisor Yzma tries to kill him, only to accidentally turn him into a llama and lose him, setting off the story of this jerky of an emperor trying to regain his throne, body, and maybe learn a few lesson in humility and friendship along the way.
Affably Evil: Pre-Heel-Face Turn, when talking to people Kuzco tends to be casual, generally friendly and even warm at times - despite being callously self-absorbed and uncaring towards others. This makes a lot of sense: rather than the typical villain pretending to be polite Kuzco legitimately believes that the world should revolve around him, so he can be as pleasant (if tactless) as he wants because people will get with the program no matter what. When people don't get with the program even the slightest bit, that's when he starts getting snide and showing how cruel he really is.
Hypocrite: Probably the biggest hypocrite (protagonist) in Disney history, and it's played for laughs. He states, very pointedly, that he was the "victim here" and was so put-upon by everyone who wanted to take him down, and yet sees no problem with endangering hundreds and destroying an entire mountain village for the sake of building his own summer home and water park.
Not So Different: Really, the differences between him and Yzma are quite superficial. And as it turns out, Yzma raised him, so that figures.
Parental Abandonment: No mention whatsoever is ever made to Kuzco's parents, presumably the previous rulers of the empire. Apparently, he was raised by Yzma: it's easy to see where he got his mean streak from.
It's implied in one episode of the series Yzma offed Kuzco's Dad.
Prince Charmless: To the potential brides in the opening. Subverted in that he was already the Emperor at this point.
Riches to Rags: Happens to Kuzco after being turned into a llama. At least most guys will be left with the shirt on their backs, Kuzco doesn't even have hands left! It says a lot about Kuzco that he gets over this pretty quickly under the assumption he can still boss people around and Yzma is still loyal.
Royal Brat: He has a tiny, elderly man defenestrated for throwing off his groove, criticizes his potential brides, and it's implied stuff like this happens on a daily basis.
Smug Snake: Despite his Emperor position, it's very hard to take him seriously as a threat to anyone.
He is at least a head shorter (if not more) than the other three leads of the film.
He is very thin and seemingly unfit (though obviously not as bad as Yzma).
Tsundere: A surprising platonic male version. After saving Pacha's life when he could have let him fall, he claims he was just doing it so that he could still lead him to the Palace. Not because he likes him or anything.
"It's brilliant, brilliant, brrrrilliant, I tell you! Genius, I say!" Voiced by: Eartha Kitt
Alright gang now check out this piece of work. Now, this is Yzma, the emperor's royal advisory. Living proof that dinosaurs once roamed the Earth. Yzma raised Kuzco from his early childhood, preparing him for the throne while running the empire herself. Kuzco eventually becomes annoyed with her constantly going behind his back and fires her. Enraged at this callous discarding, Yzma concocts a plan to assassinate Kuzco and take the throne for herself.
Ax-Crazy: Arguably the craziest Disney Villain to date.
The Caligula: Yzma fits this trope during her time of regency.
Yzma: It is no concern of mine whether or not your family has... what was it again? Peasant: Umm... food? Yzma: HAH! You really should have thought of that before you became peasants!
Never My Fault: She often blames the failures of her evil plans on Kronk; while he does hold some of the blame, a lot of it usually has to do with the fact that her plans tend to be either a) too convoluted to actually work, b) doomed to fail from the start, c) irrelevant to what she wants to accomplish in the first place, or d) all of the above.
Paper-Thin Disguise: Her alter-ego of Principal Amzy doesn't really fool Kuzco, but Kronk can never seem to recognize her.
Parental Substitute: She actually raised Kuzco since he was a baby; it's implied she was going to pull a The Woman Behind the Man act when he was finally crowned and rule the kingdom through him, but his firing her put a stop to that. (It's also implied that she offed Kuzco's parents in order to do so).
Phrase Catcher: Not an episode of the TV series goes by without calling her "scary beyond all reason".
Extreme Doormat: Him being so docile and accepting is what makes him put up with all of Yzma's constant abuse and Kusco's constant egomania. Of course, after his Heel-Face Turn he stops being a doormat to Yzma.
Genius Ditz: While the ditzy part is unquestionable, he knows how to be liked by anyone he meets (another kind of intelligence), is a great cook, has a lot of practical knowledge about things and can survive in the wild all by himself, plus he's fluent in squirrel and Hash House Lingo.
Real Men Wear Pink: In addition to baking, some of Kronk's other hobbies include ballet and jump rope.
Redemption Equals Death: Averted, for comedy. At first it seems that Yzma has killed Kronk by throwing him down a trap door to his death, but he actually emerges from it alive and completely unharmed... in the process, hitting kitty Yzma.
Top-Heavy Guy: He mentions that he's a nightmare to tailor for, being a 66 long, 31 waist — meaning, his chest is five and a half feet around.
Unskilled, but Strong: Subverted. Kronk lacks some basic common sense and basic intelligence - considering that he cannot follow a conversation for much more than ten seconds - but he is fluent in woodland creature languages (particularly skilled in squirrel), is a Supreme Chef, and even has his own moments of genius clarity and realization.
Voiced by Wendie Malick
Pacha's frustrated wife. Throughout the film, she is pregnant with a child, and her newborn baby is born at the film's climax.