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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, 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.
  • 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.
  • At the end of the first act, it seems that the Baker and his Wife's quest was All for Nothing—they used Rapunzel's tresses for the "hair as yellow as corn," and since the Witch has touched that hair, it cannot be used as part of the spell. As a nearby clock tower counts down toward midnight, all seems lost—and then the Mysterious Man, who's spent most of the first act as a riddling Troll, comes bursting onto the scene with some Exact Words that provide a way out:
    Mysterious Man: THE CORN! The silky hair of the corn! Pull it from the ear and feed it to the cow, QUICKLY!
    • It becomes even better with The Reveal that the Mysterious Man is the Baker's long-lost father. After abandoning his family and hiding out in the woods for decades, he finally decides to stop being indecisive and try to help his son. It's also implied that staying out of things was the only thing keeping the Mysterious Man alive, as he drops dead immediately after the plan works; since he seems aware of what would happen when he helped, he's essentially pulling a Heroic Sacrifice to ensure his child's happiness.
  • 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.