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Ever After (1998 film)

  • When Danielle and Henry are attacked by gypsies, Danielle is told she can take "anything she can carry". She proceeds to pick up Henry and walk away carrying him on her shoulders. Charmed by her audacity, the gypsies invite them to stay for a meal.
  • Danielle punching Marguerite in the face and chasing her through the house with the threat that she's going to "rip her hair out" after the latter insults her dead mother.
    • At least one theater-full of viewers broke into cheers at this scene...
  • Danielle refusing to let Marguerite wear her mother's dress. "I would rather die a thousand deaths than see my mother's dress on that SPOILED! SELFISH! COW!"
  • "My father was an expert swordsman, monsieur. He taught me well. Now hand me that key, or I swear on his grave, I will slit you from navel to nose."
    • Possibly even better: considering how young Danielle was when her father died, she is almost certainly bluffing. Le Pieu is nevertheless thoroughly cowed.
  • The scene at the end where the Baroness and Marguerite re-encounter Danielle.
    Danielle: [to Rodmilla] I want you to know that I will forget you after this moment and never think of you again. But you, I am quite certain will think about me every single day for the rest of your life.
    Baroness Rodmilla de Ghent: [meekly] And how long might that be?
    Danielle: [to the King and Queen] All I ask, Your Majesties... is that you show her the same courtesy that she has bestowed upon me.
    • Just the fact that Danielle has the inner-strength to forgive her step mother (not condone) by never giving another thought to her (after Rodmilla and her daughter have been properly dealt with). It's not easy to forget a tormentor who has made life miserable for a full decade of your life, but for Danielle, it's not impossible.
    • Also, Jacqueline giving her mother an awesome Ironic Echo.
      Baroness Rodmilla de Ghent: "Jacqueline, darling, I'd hate to think you had anything to do with this."
      Jacqueline: [sarcastically] "'Of course not, Mother. I'm only here for the food."
    • That entire scene is an awesome Ironic Echo for Danielle; as it's now Rodmilla and Marguerite on the the receiving end of public humiliation in front of the entire royal court - right down to being exposed for frauds. Karma is truly a bitch.
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  • Leonardo Da Vinci's What the Hell, Hero? moment with Henry.
  • "What about our breakfast?" "You have two hands. Make it yourself."
  • Danielle rescuing Maurice from being sold.
  • The laundry lady knocking Rodmilla and Marguerite into the laundry pool at the end saying that their arguing is getting on her nerves. If her personality is any indication, it wouldn't matter if Rodmilla and Marguerite were still nobles.
  • Danielle hurls apples at a man trying to steal her father's horse, and not only succeeds in knocking him off, but continues to attack him. After she learns who he is, she's understandably taken aback, but not only does Henry spare her from punishment, he actually pays her to keep quiet about seeing him.
  • As punishment for his disobedience, the king tells Prince Henry that he'll "deny you the crown and... live forever!" Much to the King's dismay, Henry replies, "Good. Agreed. I don't want it!"
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  • Henry has another great moment, crossing into cute and hilarious as well, when he tells a sobbing Gabriella that she's free to walk out from their Arranged Marriage and go for the courtier she loves.

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