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YMMV / Twisted: The Untold Story of a Royal Vizier

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  • Adorkable: Ja'far, in his youth, due to his incessant optimism, desire to please, and love of science. Especially evident around Sheherezade.
  • Alternate Character Interpretation: A lot of the same events and actions from the movie take on a new meaning by changing the character's motivations.
    • Ja'far is a kind-hearted, well-intentioned, Only Sane Man who just wants what's best for the kingdom, but is nevertheless mistaken for an evil sorcerer by the people who doesn't understand him.
    • Aladdin is a womanizing sociopathic douchebag who only wants to get into the princess's pants.
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    • The Princess is a whiny and extremely naive teenager who falls for Aladdin's tricks.
    • The merchant from the beginning of the animated movie is an Unreliable Narrator who paints Aladdin as the hero because he is Aladdin.
    • Prince Achmed may have been a throwaway joke character to stand in for elitist douchebags, but he does in fact have every right to be offended that the Princess had a freaking tiger attack him.
    • In-Universe: Are Prince Achmed's guards really so stupid that they can't understand he didn't fuck a tiger, after having it loudly and repeatedly explained to them? Do they really think that his Dastardly Whiplash mustache is great? Or, do they dislike their murderous manchild prince, and are intentionally messing with him while pretending to misunderstand because open dissent would get them killed.
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  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Ursula is a very minor character in the story but very memorable. She is the one who brings in all of the other Disney villains and starts the song that the musical is named after. In her small amount of stage time she manages to be very likeable and sympathetic, making great points about how the rampant Beauty = Goodness through the Disney canon is unfair to people like her. There are many fans who would love to see this version of Ursula get her own musical portraying her side of her story.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: Achmed as the kingdom of Pixar with artisans and given a reputation a "tiger-fucker" after the Princess's tiger tears apart his pants? Hilarious. The former founder of Pixar being accused as a creep and forced to step down? Horrifying.
  • He Really Can Act:
    • Dylan brings tears to many people as Ja'far: an idealistic man that fails all the time and ultimately becomes the villain of the story.
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    • Jeff Blim becomes chilling in the final act when he reveals he has a Split Personality and the other guy is murderous.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
  • One-Scene Wonder:
    • The Djinn. He would have been annoying as hell with a bigger part, but we get just the right amount before it gets there.
    • The former Grand Vizier.
    • The other Disney villains. Some are even getting requests to have their own shows.
  • Squick: The Sultan talking about how he accidentally gave himself an inverted penis
    • Aladdin is 33. The Princess is 16.
  • Strawman Has a Point: Subverted. Up until we learn that Aladdin murdered his parents, his Wangst about losing his parents at 33 would be somewhat reasonable, because losing your parents at any age is not fun. Finding out he killed his parents because they wanted him to become independent knocks this to the ground.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character: Bird, considering his role as Jafar's confidant in the original Disney film. Here he's just a non-sapient pet who makes one brief appearance brfore vanishing.
  • Wangst: The Princess talking about how she wants to be free... while being pampered by her slaves. Deliberately done as part of the Princess's Alternate Character Interpretation, setting up her Character Development later on. This line, in particular, deserves a mention:
    I just want to be free so badly! You slaves could never understand this feeling...
    • Even more so, Aladdin's self-pitying sob story about being tossed out on the street to fend for himself after his parents' death... at the age of 33. Gets worse when you find out he's in fact a Self-Made Orphan.
  • The Woobie: Ja'far, but he doesn't complain much. Same goes for Sherrezade.
  • WTH, Casting Agency?: As with several of Starkid's casting choices, the initial announcement took some people aback — from the moment this musical was announced, Starkid fans were clamoring for Joey Richter to play Aladdin, since he's an extremely good fit for what they pictured a parody of Disney's Aladdin would be (a Cool Loser Woobie). The announcement that Joey was unavailable for this production, and that Aladdin would be played by Jeff Blim — the Comedic Sociopath Sweet Tooth from Holy Musical B@man! — signaled this show would be going a different direction entirely.


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