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  • The Baker at first was following Little Red because he wanted her cape, but was unwilling to rob a child. He arrives in time to realize that there's a wolf in her grandmother's house that has eaten her and Granny. Cue him grabbing a knife and cutting the wolf open. Note he was not expecting a reward for this; instead, he goes Papa Wolf for a child that was stealing from him.
  • The Last Midnight, which is all basically the Witch giving one big What the Hell, Hero? to all the main characters. The best part? She's absolutely right.
    • The film manages to amp the scene Up to Eleven, particularly with the Witch's dramatic exit at the end. She uses her regained powers to create a powerful windstorm (complete with lightning), and eventually, she sinks into the ground, leaving behind a large pool of black tar. It's one of the most visually-stunning numbers in the entire film.
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  • Cinderella telling her so-called "Prince Charming" where to shove it upon finding out about his unfaithfulness, and dumping him. That part shows the audience that she's definitely toughened up from the Extreme Doormat she was in the original tale.
  • Jack's Mother standing up to the Giantess to defend her son. Unfortunately, it does not end well for her, but it was nonetheless awesome seeing her display such moxie. A true Mama Bear moment if there ever was one.
  • The 2014 film gives Jack one, where he is the one to suggest the corn hair instead of the Old Man to make the potion work. And it DOES.
  • The Baker's Wife is essentially this, with her Establishing Character Moment in the prologue. She is automatically ready to go into the woods to collect the ingredients with her husband, insisting that "we must lift the spell together," as opposed to the Baker believing the curse can only be lifted by him.


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