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** I think what happened is it took quite awhile for Kuzco and Pacha to sneak into the palace just to get to Yzma's lab. It's just [[NoodleIncident that part was entirely skipped over]], giving Yzma and Kronk ample time to get in before the heroes did. Maybe the river they fell into also rushed them close to the palace beforehand.


** Just because Kronk didn't know who Pacha was at the time doesn't mean that Yzma wouldn't know him. iirc Pacha was a village chief, so there might possibly have been records on him and she might know him by description, as well as that he was summoned to the palace on the same day that she turned Kuzco into a llama. If that's the case, Kronk could describe him to her (especially since he was able to get a good look at him this time) and she would be able to connect the dots. Then Kronk's EurekaMoment is less that they know exactly where to go at that moment and more that the peasant who carted Kuzco off was still with Kuzco, and would be easier to track down with their resources than a stray llama.

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** Just because Kronk didn't know who Pacha was at the time doesn't mean that Yzma wouldn't know him. iirc IIRC Pacha was a village chief, so there might possibly have been records on him and she might know him by description, as well as that he was summoned to the palace on the same day that she turned Kuzco into a llama. If that's the case, Kronk could describe him to her (especially since he was able to get a good look at him this time) and she would be able to connect the dots. Then Kronk's EurekaMoment is less that they know exactly where to go at that moment and more that the peasant who carted Kuzco off was still with Kuzco, and would be easier to track down with their resources than a stray llama.

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** Well, ya got me. By all accounts, it doesn't make sense.


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* Why does she even ''have'' that lever?

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* Why does ''does'' she even ''have'' have that lever?



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* Where does Kronk live after he (presumably) got kicked out of the palace? According to Yzma he doesn't even own a fixer-upper.

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* Where does Kronk live after he (presumably) got kicked out of the palace? According to Yzma during the sequel, he doesn't even own a fixer-upper.



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** The Saturday morning cartoon (which is actually good for what it is) implies that Yzma was Kuzco's regent, as well as advisor to his father, who died in a sailing 'accidnet' shortly after Kuczo was born (his mother having died in childbirth). This relates to her clear puppet-king intentions with Kuzco, and why he was upset she was "doing his job". So it's most likely she'd lived within the palace for decades.

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** The Saturday morning cartoon (which is actually good for what it is) implies that Yzma was Kuzco's regent, as well as advisor to his father, who died in a sailing 'accidnet' 'accident' shortly after Kuczo was born (his mother having died in childbirth). This relates to her clear puppet-king intentions with Kuzco, and why he was upset she was "doing his job". So it's most likely she'd lived within the palace for decades.
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* "Hey, you ''coulda'' let me fall..." "C'mon, nobody's '''that''' heartless!" So if Kuzco's not that heartless, why was he willing to leave Pacha suspending from the ropes of a broken bridge, above a gorge filled with alligators?
** Probably it just doesn't register to him as a murder as long as he doesn't have to see Pacha die.

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* "Hey, you ''coulda'' let me fall..." "C'mon, nobody's '''that''' heartless!" So if Kuzco's not that heartless, why was he willing to leave Pacha suspending suspended from the ropes of a broken bridge, above a gorge filled with alligators?
** Probably it just doesn't register to him as a murder as long as he doesn't have to see Pacha die.die...which actually makes sense, given that it's a quirk shared by people in general, not just those who are like Kuzco. Check out variations of Milgram's experiments or the Trolley Problem.
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** Or, since the aide was only present while Kuzco was rhyming off euphemisms not a second earlier, and not a second later he may not have gotten enough context, or even paid the slightest bit of attention to what he was writing, to actually have any clue what was going on.

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** Or, since the aide was only present while Kuzco was rhyming rattling off euphemisms not a second earlier, and not a second later he may not have gotten enough context, or even paid the slightest bit of attention to what he was writing, to actually have any clue what was going on.on.
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** Just because Kronk didn't know who Pacha was at the time doesn't mean that Yzma wouldn't know him. iirc Pacha was a village chief, so there might possibly have been records on him and she might know him by description, as well as that he was summoned to the palace on the same day that she turned Kuzco into a llama. If that's the case, Kronk could describe him to her (especially since he was able to get a good look at him this time) and she would be able to connect the dots. Then Kronk's EurekaMoment is less that they know exactly where to go at that moment and more that the peasant who carted Kuzco off was still with Kuzco, and would be easier to track down with their resources than a stray llama.

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** Just because Kronk didn't know who Pacha was at the time doesn't mean that Yzma wouldn't know him. iirc Pacha was a village chief, so there might possibly have been records on him and she might know him by description, as well as that he was summoned to the palace on the same day that she turned Kuzco into a llama. If that's the case, Kronk could describe him to her (especially since he was able to get a good look at him this time) and she would be able to connect the dots. Then Kronk's EurekaMoment is less that they know exactly where to go at that moment and more that the peasant who carted Kuzco off was still with Kuzco, and would be easier to track down with their resources than a stray llama.llama.

* Yzma claims that only herself, Kronk, and Kuzco know that she was fired. However there was an aide writing down what Kuzco was saying and even gave her a note with all the different ways she was fired.
** Maybe Yzma has [[FridgeHorror done something to the aide]]...
** She probably just considers the aide too insignificant to worry about, especially since the word of the emperor's adviser would definitely be taken more seriously than the word of a random aide.
** Or, going by the previous FridgeBrilliance, maybe the aide liked Kuzco out of obligation and would be rather indifferent if he just disappeared randomly.
** Or, since the aide was only present while Kuzco was rhyming off euphemisms not a second earlier, and not a second later he may not have gotten enough context, or even paid the slightest bit of attention to what he was writing, to actually have any clue what was going on.


** How would that even work, though, given that they don't know Pacha's name? Did they just go around asking for a "big guy in a poncho"? That... an awfully vague description for this setting. And also, Yzma said earlier in the movie that they'd already been to every village around the palace. Why didn't they ask around for Pacha in the first place, then, if that's what they ended up having to do?

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** How would that even work, though, given that they don't know Pacha's name? Did they just go around asking for a "big guy in a poncho"? That... an awfully vague description for this setting. And also, Yzma said earlier in the movie that they'd already been to every village around the palace. Why didn't they ask around for Pacha in the first place, then, if that's what they ended up having to do?do?
** Just because Kronk didn't know who Pacha was at the time doesn't mean that Yzma wouldn't know him. iirc Pacha was a village chief, so there might possibly have been records on him and she might know him by description, as well as that he was summoned to the palace on the same day that she turned Kuzco into a llama. If that's the case, Kronk could describe him to her (especially since he was able to get a good look at him this time) and she would be able to connect the dots. Then Kronk's EurekaMoment is less that they know exactly where to go at that moment and more that the peasant who carted Kuzco off was still with Kuzco, and would be easier to track down with their resources than a stray llama.

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** It must not have been that long between Kronk leaving and then the end of the first movie.


** Yeah but Kuzco and Pacha get through the crocs with ease, which makes that lever even ''more'' useless.

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** Yeah Yeah, but Kuzco and Pacha get through the crocs with ease, which makes that lever even ''more'' useless.



*** This is confirmed in the cartoon. Kuzco's mother died in childbirth, and his father died at sea a few months later, and it's implied Yzma caused it somehow. She served as Kuczo' s regent until he came of age (which might explain him being upset over her "doing his job", especially with him being an adult). There's also a small hint that Kuczo worries about living up to his dad, who was a fantastic ruler.

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*** This *** is confirmed in the cartoon. Kuzco's mother died in childbirth, and his father died at sea a few months later, and it's implied Yzma caused it somehow. She And served as Kuczo' s regent until he came of age (which might explain him being upset over her "doing his job", especially espically with him being an adult). There's also a small hint that Kuczo worries about living up to his dad, who was a fantastic ruler.



** The Saturday morning cartoon (which is actually good for what it is) implies that Yzma was Kuzco's regent, as well as advisor to his father, who died in a sailing "accident" shortly after Kuczo was born (his mother having died in childbirth). This relates to her clear puppet-king intentions with Kuzco, and why he was upset she was "doing his job". So it's most likely she'd lived within the palace for decades.

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** The Saturday morning cartoon (which is actually good for what it is) implies that Yzma was Kuzco's regent, as well as advisor to his father, who died in a sailing "accident" 'accidnet' shortly after Kuczo was born (his mother having died in childbirth). This relates to her clear puppet-king intentions with Kuzco, and why he was upset she was "doing his job". So it's most likely she'd lived within the palace for decades.



** How would that even work, though, given that they don't know Pacha's name? Did they just go around asking for a "big guy in a poncho"? That's... an awfully vague description for this setting. And also, Yzma said earlier in the movie that they'd already been to every village around the palace. Why didn't they ask around for Pacha in the first place, then, if that's what they ended up having to do?

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** How would that even work, though, given that they don't know Pacha's name? Did they just go around asking for a "big guy in a poncho"? That's...That... an awfully vague description for this setting. And also, Yzma said earlier in the movie that they'd already been to every village around the palace. Why didn't they ask around for Pacha in the first place, then, if that's what they ended up having to do?


** How would that even work, though, given that they don't know Pacha's name? Did they just go around asking for a "big guy in a poncho"? That... an awfully vague description for this setting. And also, Yzma said earlier in the movie that they'd already been to every village around the palace. Why didn't they ask around for Pacha in the first place, then, if that's what they ended up having to do?

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** How would that even work, though, given that they don't know Pacha's name? Did they just go around asking for a "big guy in a poncho"? That...That's... an awfully vague description for this setting. And also, Yzma said earlier in the movie that they'd already been to every village around the palace. Why didn't they ask around for Pacha in the first place, then, if that's what they ended up having to do?


** The Saturday morning cartoon (which is actually good for what it is) implies that Yzma was Kuzco's regent, as well as advisor to his father, who died in a sailing 'accident' shortly after Kuczo was born (his mother having died in childbirth). This relates to her clear puppet-king intentions with Kuzco, and why he was upset she was "doing his job". So it's most likely she'd lived within the palace for decades.

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** The Saturday morning cartoon (which is actually good for what it is) implies that Yzma was Kuzco's regent, as well as advisor to his father, who died in a sailing 'accident' "accident" shortly after Kuczo was born (his mother having died in childbirth). This relates to her clear puppet-king intentions with Kuzco, and why he was upset she was "doing his job". So it's most likely she'd lived within the palace for decades.


** The Saturday morning cartoon (which is actually good for what it is) implies that Yzma was Kuzco's regent, as well as advisor to his father, who died in a sailing 'accidnet' shortly after Kuczo was born (his mother having died in childbirth). This relates to her clear puppet-king intentions with Kuzco, and why he was upset she was "doing his job". So it's most likely she'd lived within the palace for decades.

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** The Saturday morning cartoon (which is actually good for what it is) implies that Yzma was Kuzco's regent, as well as advisor to his father, who died in a sailing 'accidnet' 'accident' shortly after Kuczo was born (his mother having died in childbirth). This relates to her clear puppet-king intentions with Kuzco, and why he was upset she was "doing his job". So it's most likely she'd lived within the palace for decades.


** I always assumed it was in case of an intruder and that Kronk constantly pulling the wrong lever was just {{Rule of Funny}}

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** I always assumed it was in case of an intruder and that Kronk constantly pulling the wrong lever was just {{Rule of Funny}}Funny}}.



*** this is confirmed in the cartoon. Kuzco's mother died in childbirth, and his father died at sea a few months later, it's implied Yzma caused it somehow. And served as Kuczo' s regent until he came of age (which might explain him being upset over her "doing his job", espically with him being an adult). There's also a small hint that Kuczo worries about living up to his dad, who was a fantastic ruler.

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*** this This is confirmed in the cartoon. Kuzco's mother died in childbirth, and his father died at sea a few months later, and it's implied Yzma caused it somehow. And She served as Kuczo' s regent until he came of age (which might explain him being upset over her "doing his job", espically especially with him being an adult). There's also a small hint that Kuczo worries about living up to his dad, who was a fantastic ruler.

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*** this is confirmed in the cartoon. Kuzco's mother died in childbirth, and his father died at sea a few months later, it's implied Yzma caused it somehow. And served as Kuczo' s regent until he came of age (which might explain him being upset over her "doing his job", espically with him being an adult). There's also a small hint that Kuczo worries about living up to his dad, who was a fantastic ruler.

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** The Saturday morning cartoon (which is actually good for what it is) implies that Yzma was Kuzco's regent, as well as advisor to his father, who died in a sailing 'accidnet' shortly after Kuczo was born (his mother having died in childbirth). This relates to her clear puppet-king intentions with Kuzco, and why he was upset she was "doing his job". So it's most likely she'd lived within the palace for decades.

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** He's a self-professed rebel. [[PokeThePoodle He came in because he wasn't supposed to be there.]]

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