: Aww, that second one sounds sweet. Pocahontas and John Smith as gay lovers included.
Oh boy. If there's anything Freezy loves, it's frickin' Disney movies. Prepare for a long post!
- During the events of her debut story, when she plays the Reluctant Hero and The Chosen Zero, her most fitting song is probably "Strange Things,", from Toy Story. (You didn't say we couldn't include Pixar movies, you just said Disney! Disney distributes Pixar's stuff...) The song exemplifies both the loneliness she feels, isolated among people who claim to be her friends, and, well, the strange things happening to her. (Incidentally, the way she feels later in the story fits in well with "Sailing No More" from later in the same movie, but I'm trying to limit myself to one an event.)
- In every story after, where she plays the role of The Archmage—with a little bit of the Trickster Mentor thrown in—her song changes to "Another Believer" from Meet the Robinsons. Which isn't as perky as I'd like to be for her, but considering my options are either "sentimental" or "poppy," I may as well strike out for the middle ground.
Her Disney song is easy enough, and I knew it even while I was writing her: "I'm Still Here
" from Treasure Planet
. At its heart, her story is her Coming-of-Age Story
. But the lines about "I'll never be what you want me to be" are especially relevant to her situation, as her father absolutely refuses to accept that his daughter is not The Chosen One
, and is willing to manipulate everyone up to the King to convince people—and himself, to be honest—that his daughter is
this incredibly rare magical talent.
Nick: "One Jump Ahead"
and its reprise.
Nick isn't as... perky
, but they live similar lifestyles: Constantly on the run, doing what they can to survive, and avoiding danger. They also both have Non-Human Sidekick
characters. The reprise is more in line with his real attitude, and how he doesn't believe all the slander people speak about him.
I considered "Belle
" briefly, but after consideration, settled on "Something That I Want"
The Rapunzel-ified lyrics reflect how Nick and Ran first met by chance, but she clung to him in the hopes of finding adventure and something more in her hollow little shut-in life. It also goes well with her desire for knowledge, and to learn everything.
Also fitting: "Strangers Like Me," from Tarzan
, but the singer's the wrong gender, and I'm trying to make them line up.
Apollo: "You Might Think,"
from Cars 2.
(Again, using the Pixar Inclusion Rule.) Among Nick (an Emo Teen
, Armored Closet Gay
, Impovrished Patrician
), Ran (a Hikkikomori Know-Nothing Know-It-All
who needs a Living Emotional Crutch
), and Alex (just kind of a douchebag, really
), Apollo's a pretty normal guy. I mean, aside from the were-tiger thing
and the fact that he has a Friendless Background
. But he's a chill guy who's just happy to have people he can finally connect with, so he's more than willing to put up with their Dysfunction Junction
. Beneath their troubles, he sees the good in all his friends (Nick's utterly brilliant and very talented, Ran's got a can-do attitude and lets nothing stop her, and Alex has a no-nonsense stance and is somehow the team's emotional glue
) and loves them just the way they are.
Alex: "My Funny Friend and Me,"
from The Emperor's New Groove.
I didn't even have to think
about it. Alex is, as noted, kind of a dick. However, he's forced to make friends with his roommates, and through the process, he de-dickifies quite a bit. He's still abrasive and dumb, but his abrasiveness is a necessary catalyst to make the team work. He gets Nick to stop feeling sorry for himself, Ran to come out of her shell, and Apollo to buckle down and get serious. Which brings out the best in him, as someone who's great at supporting others. Thus, the four friends need each other, and he's happy to have them in the end.