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  • Kuzco basically telling his narrator self— who has been labeling himself as a victim who didn't deserve anything that happened to him— to piss off during the halfway point, signaling his character development.
  • When Kuzco and Pacha use a back to back wall climbing method the second time.
  • "Bring it on." It's quoted a lot in regards to this movie, but the gravity of the situation tends to be lost... Kuzco and Pacha really have no reason to believe they'll survive that trip over the waterfall.
    • When they go over the falls, you can hear Kuzco screaming "BOOYAH!"
  • Pacha forgiving Kuzco in the meadow. When you consider that Kuzco double-crossed him twice (and mocked him about it), it shows incredible moral character. He doesn't even need the apology Kuzco tries to give him.
  • A minor example is the palace dinner scene, where Kronk manages to gloss over losing track of which drink had the poison in it by mixing all the drinks together. He even manages to remember to warn Yzma not to drink hers. For a big ditzy guy with the attention span of a teaspoon, that's pretty impressive.
    • When he's mistaken for the cook at Mudka's, Kronk looks on in shock as he's given the long, rapid-fire list of orders, even trying to correct the waitress beforehand. But when asked if he got it all, he repeats the whole order in Hash House Lingo without missing a beat and not only delivers it, but excels and keeps right on cooking.
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    • It doesn't work, but after Yzma insults Kronk's food, he throws a chandelier on her. Don't mess with nice guys!
  • At the beginning of the movie, when Kuzco was selfish enough to demolish a village to build his summer home, he gives Pacha a thinly veiled threat. The awesome part is that, out of context, it would sound corny. But David Spade makes it sound so chilling...
    When I give the word, your little town thingy will be bye-bye. *changes tone* Bye-bye!
    • Pacha deserves a bit of credit in that scene, too. Despite Kuzco being the ruler of the entire kingdom, and guards surrounding him, he still stands up to the emperor and prepares to tell him off for being such a Jerkass: "Wait, you can't—" He even seems ready to get physical with Kuzco, which takes a lot of chutzpah.
  • Kuzco's concern for letting Pacha leave his family with Yzma and Kronk is quickly proven to be unfounded, as they make quick work of Yzma, with Kronk, naturally, none the wiser, with nary a struggle. Badass Family indeed!
    • Also a minor one for Kuzco as well. Shows that he really does care about others after all.
  • This falls with Awesome Music as well, the musical track that accompanies the chase scene is an awesome piece of music, a fun swing jazz arrangement that sets the scene perfectly, and it's also fun to listen to by itself. It's called Run Llama Run.


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