- John Smith diving off the ship during a storm to save Thomas.
- And because that was so easy, he rescues Thomas' hat too. Like a boss.
- The scene where John gets his first sight of Pocahontas in the mist from the waterfall.
- Thomas taking control of the English soldiers at the end.Thomas: Put him in chains!
Ratcliffe: I'll see you all hang for this!
Thomas: And gag him as well.
- Thomas just standing up and defying Ratcliffe with one word: "No."
- Made even awesomer when paired with the fact that Thomas has been the Butt-Monkey the entire movie. He falls off the boat before the credits even begin to roll, can't shoot and is called unmanly for doing so, ends up starting an interracial war after he finally is able to shoot straight... and then takes command out from under Ratcliffe.
- All of the settlers turning against Ratcliffe after he shoots John, who saves Chief Powhatan by getting shot instead.Ben: (as all the settlers start to surround Ratcliffe) Smith was right all along!
Lon: We never should have listened to you!
- Also the scene where Pocahontas is running to stop the execution...beginning from the compass needle spinning faster and faster until it points down the path and ending at the word "NO!"
- The song "Savages" at the climax.Grandmother Willow: You know your path, child... Now follow it!
- "Savages", "Just Around the Riverbend", "Colors of the Wind"...
- Pocahontas standing up to her father.Chief Powhatan: Daughter, stand back!
Pocahontas: I won't! I love him, Father! Look around you. This is where the path of hatred has brought us.
- The ending. Like it or not, it made for a beautiful scene that resembled Pocahontas' introductory scene.
- It also included John Smith finally giving in and waving "Ana" back at Pocahontas. At first he had said he liked "Hello" better.
- The "Where Do I Go From Here" reprise in the sequel. With all the confusion following the disastrous royal ball and the revelation that John Smith is alive, Pocahontas takes a moment to herself. Upon arriving at a tree that resembles Grandmother Willow but clearly isn't alive the same way she is, Pocahontas washes away the layers of makeup that hid her darker skin with the pond water, and resolves to face the English as herself, not as a literally whitewashed version catering to their customs.
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