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** [[EvilIsCool Captain]] [[LaughablyEvil Hook]], Mr. Smee, and Tick Tock the Crocodile, probably for having the funniest moments.

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** [[EvilIsCool Captain]] [[LaughablyEvil Hook]], Mr. Smee, Smee has a lot of funny moments for being a villain's sidekick and so has a lot of fans.
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Tick Tock the Crocodile, probably Crocodile has become iconic for having the funniest moments.tick-tock that announces his presence, and the hilarious fright it provokes in Hook.



** The Mermaids, especially on Tumblr.
** And who could forget Tinker Bell, who became a BreakoutCharacter for Disney in general?
* EvilIsCool: Captain Hook, again. It was said that Hans Conried really had fun doing Hook's voice.

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** The Mermaids, who don't even have names, get a lot of fan love, especially on Tumblr.
** And who could forget Tinker Bell, who became a BreakoutCharacter for Disney in general?
* EvilIsCool: Captain Hook, again.Hook. It was said that Hans Conried really had fun doing Hook's voice.



** Thanks to ''WebVideo/HonestTrailers'', the scene where Tinker Bell tries in vain to get out of a keyhole while appearing to be "twerking" has been getting a lot of traction lately.

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** Thanks to ''WebVideo/HonestTrailers'', the scene where Tinker Bell tries in vain to get out of a keyhole while appearing to be "twerking" has been getting a lot of traction lately.traction.


** The Crocodile is absolutely terrifying. Absolutely huge and apparently highly intelligent. This particular beast seems based more on gigantic, prehistoric "super-crocs" like the forty foot Deinosuchus than modern crocodiles.

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** The Crocodile is absolutely terrifying. Absolutely huge and apparently highly intelligent. This particular beast seems based more on gigantic, prehistoric "super-crocs" like the forty foot Deinosuchus forty-foot ''Deinosuchus'' than modern crocodiles.


* DesignatedHero: Peter Pan himself in most versions. Especially in the book.

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** The Crocodile is absolutely terrifying. Absolutely huge and apparently highly intelligent. This particular beast seems based more on gigantic, prehistoric "super-crocs" like the forty foot Deinosuchus than modern crocodiles.


* TheWoobie: Wendy, a sweet girl who was dreaming of Neverland stories since she was a child...and once she finally visits Neverland, she's treated like a ButtMonkey for the entire movie and all the female characters (except Tiger Lily) have it in for her just because she happens to be a woman.

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* TheWoobie: Wendy, a sweet girl who was dreaming of Neverland stories since she was a child...and once she finally visits Neverland, she's treated like a ButtMonkey for the entire movie and all the female characters (except Tiger Lily) have it in for her just because she happens to be a woman.
woman. When the mermaids tried to drown her, even her childhood hero [[KidsAreCruel Peter]] was laughing at her.



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* TheWoobie: Wendy, a sweet girl who was dreaming of Neverland stories since she was a child...and once she finally visits Neverland, she's treated like a ButtMonkey for the entire movie and all the female characters (except Tiger Lily) have it in for her just because she happens to be a woman.


** The thing is, while in the earliest, earliest draft of the story, Peter may have been portrayed as slightly more antagonistic, he is portrayed as the hero in every other draft of the story. The thing is that we have different ideas and opinions of what a hero is supposed to be, than those of people in the 19th century and beyond. Today we believe that heroes are supposed to be shining examples of virtue, but that wasn’t always the case. Barrie loved his character and the story and brought up a lot of good things in it. He wrote Peter as an exaggeration of a cocky overconfident boy, but, like, Peter wasn’t afraid of death. It says “he felt scared, yet he felt only one shudder run through him when any other person would have felt scared up until death. With his blithe attitude towards death, he says, “To die will be an awfully big adventure”.” and with that Barrie is showing us both a naivety and bravery we possess as children but lose as adults and is basically telling us that we shouldn’t let that go. Like, the point is growing up is inevitable but you don’t have to lose everything.

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** The thing is, while in the earliest, earliest draft of the story, Peter may have been portrayed as slightly more antagonistic, he is portrayed as the hero in every other draft of the story. The thing is that we have different ideas and opinions of what a hero is supposed to be, than those of people in the 19th century and beyond. Today we believe that heroes are supposed to be shining examples of virtue, but that wasn’t always the case. Barrie loved his character and the story and brought up a lot of good things in it. He wrote Peter as an exaggeration of a cocky overconfident boy, but, like, but Peter wasn’t afraid of death. It says “he felt scared, yet he felt only one shudder run through him when any other person would have felt scared up until death. With his blithe attitude towards death, he says, “To die will be an awfully big adventure”.” and with that Barrie is showing us both a naivety and bravery we possess as children but lose as adults and is basically telling us that we shouldn’t let that go. Like, the The point is growing up is inevitable but you don’t have to lose everything.


* HilariousInHindsight: John mentions fantasizing about becoming a pirate and calling himself Red-handed Jack. In ''Film/{{Hook}}'', Peter's son Jack ''does'' become a pirate, and he dresses up like a miniature Captain Hook. Had he gone the whole nine yards, he would have been Jack with a RedRightHand.

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* HilariousInHindsight: HilariousInHindsight:
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John mentions fantasizing about becoming a pirate and calling himself Red-handed Jack. In ''Film/{{Hook}}'', Peter's son Jack ''does'' become a pirate, and he dresses up like a miniature Captain Hook. Had he gone the whole nine yards, he would have been Jack with a RedRightHand.RedRightHand.
** The late author Creator/PeterBenchley's widow is named Wendy.


* CultClassic: Was a BoxOfficeBomb due to ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings: [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings The Return Of The King]]'' coming out a week before it, but is beloved by many who saw it for its TruerToTheText treatment of the original story (especially compared to the Disney version).



* HilariousInHindsight: All the talk about Peter being afraid of love and of his own sexuality becomes funny if you know that Jeremy Sumpter went on to star in a notoriously bad Lifetime movie about a teenager getting addicted to internet porn.

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* HilariousInHindsight: HilariousInHindsight:
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All the talk about Peter being afraid of love and of his own sexuality becomes funny if you know that Jeremy Sumpter went on to star in a notoriously bad Lifetime movie about a teenager getting addicted to internet porn.porn.
** This movie preceded Disney's live-action remake series by more than a decade, causing several snarky fans of this film[[note]]particularly those with an ItsTheSameNowItSucks reaction to the Disney remakes[[/note]] to call it the best of the remakes.


** Captain Hook qualifies, too. He may be evil pirate that most definitely WouldHurtAChild, but he's such a miserable, pathetic loser that suffers more than he deserves and, unlike most Disney Villains, has an understandable reason to want to kill his nemesis.

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** Captain Hook qualifies, too. He may be an evil pirate that most definitely WouldHurtAChild, but he's such a miserable, pathetic loser that suffers more than he deserves and, unlike most Disney Villains, has an understandable reason to want to kill his nemesis.

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** The thing is, while in the earliest, earliest draft of the story, Peter may have been portrayed as slightly more antagonistic, he is portrayed as the hero in every other draft of the story. The thing is that we have different ideas and opinions of what a hero is supposed to be, than those of people in the 19th century and beyond. Today we believe that heroes are supposed to be shining examples of virtue, but that wasn’t always the case. Barrie loved his character and the story and brought up a lot of good things in it. He wrote Peter as an exaggeration of a cocky overconfident boy, but, like, Peter wasn’t afraid of death. It says “he felt scared, yet he felt only one shudder run through him when any other person would have felt scared up until death. With his blithe attitude towards death, he says, “To die will be an awfully big adventure”.” and with that Barrie is showing us both a naivety and bravery we possess as children but lose as adults and is basically telling us that we shouldn’t let that go. Like, the point is growing up is inevitable but you don’t have to lose everything.
*** Peter Pan is supposed to be a tragic hero, his ‘fatal flaw’ is the fact that he choses not to grow up. More often the story makes it clear Peter is not evil or bad in nature, his acts and actions are simply a byproduct of his immaturity: being in Neverland prevents one from aging physically, meaning he cannot change; he is shown to have times of remorse and is portrayed as having a strong code of honour and the only person he truly disrespected was Captain Hook.
*** Moreover, the stories also make it very clear he has a very complicated personality, as Peter has a very strong sense of honour and refuses to ever break his word, even when it would be more beneficial for him to.
*** He also has a high level of childhood naiveté, as he's unable to grasp the idea that people might not follow his standards of honour.
*** Through the story that Peter tells about his own mother, whether it is true or not, Peter reveals that his hatred of mothers stems from an unresolved feeling of abandonment. From the fear of abandonment comes Peter’s rejection of love; if his own mother could abandon him like that, then nobody will stay for long, give love to him, or deserve to be loved in return.
*** Peter Pan was not a kidnapper in the original story, in fact there is a scene in the book where when Wendy decided that she wanted to go home, the Lost Boys decide to try and hold her prisoner, only to find that they had no support from Peter because he did not force anyone (let alone a girl) to stay in Neverland against their will.
*** The line about Peter 'thinning' the Lost Boys out when they grew old is also taken out of context of the story, it's shown when Slightly (as far as they knew then) kills Wendy, Peter cannot bring himself to kill him. In the 2005 sequel novel (something that had to completely adhere to the canon rules and characterisations established by J.M. Barrie) it’s revealed that ‘thinning them out’ means that he ‘banishes’ them and cuts off his ties to that person as it’s revealed in the novel that growing up can be avoided by not thinking about the future (In fact the novel’s villain almost manages to trick Peter into growing up), those who do are banished. Banishment means that Peter and his followers ignore and no longer interact with the person who was banished.


* NeverLiveItDown: Despite them being minor characters, the [[ValuesDissonance racist portrayal]] of the Indians is probably the single most infamous part of the film.

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* NeverLiveItDown: Despite them being minor characters, the [[ValuesDissonance racist problematic portrayal]] of the Indians is probably the single most infamous part of the film.


** One reviewer speculated that a lot of the creepiness could be attributed to the fact that Hook has NoSenseOfPersonalSpace with either of them. [[http://i55.tinypic.com/20s93qe.png At]] [[http://i56.tinypic.com/2zowthy.png all.]] Creator/JasonIsaacs has mentioned in interviews [[MeanCharacterNiceActor how incredibly uncomfortable]] some of that was to portray.

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** One reviewer speculated that a lot of the creepiness could be attributed to the fact that Hook has NoSenseOfPersonalSpace with either of them. [[http://i55.tinypic.com/20s93qe.png At]] [[http://i56.tinypic.com/2zowthy.png all.]] Creator/JasonIsaacs has mentioned in interviews [[MeanCharacterNiceActor how incredibly uncomfortable]] uncomfortable some of that was to portray.

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* UnbuiltTrope: It’s practically a cliche for modern writers to depict a character who NeverGrewUp as a sociopath, subverting the image of eternal childhood innocence. It’s easy to forget that Peter, the character they’re ostensibly deconstructing, was originally a thoughtless, selfish, amoral {{Jerkass}}, explicitly because as an perpetual child he never learned right from wrong.


*** [[FairForItsDay Especially when one considers that compared to other portrayals of Native Americans, that was actually fairly positive-neutral.]]

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