As promised, here’s Disney’s elements of Disharmony. To see the rules of this series, please read the intro blog; otherwise, carry on. This will be taking both Disney heroes, villains, sidekicks, and princess’ into consideration.
Here we go!
Let’s start with the element of Betrayal. I believe the best option for this element is Scar from Disney’s Lion King. He was given a lot of trust from his brother, nephew, and pride. However, to satisfy his own envy, he put on a facade and worked with the hyenas to kill Mufasa and attempt to murder Simba, only to betray the hyenas in the end and plead insanity or peer pressure to save his hide.
Next on my list is Cruelty. This easily goes to Lady Tramane from Disney’s Cinderella. I agree with Channel Awesome’s Nostalgia Critic when I say, even though she only has power over one person’s life, Lady Tramane uses and abuses that to her full advantage. She and her daughters, Anastasia and Drecella, are nothing but cruel to Cinderella, from blaming child Cinderella for her father’s death, to turning her into a scullery maid, to denying her from leaving the mansion, to attempting to keep her from the duke looking for her. Also…that glare.
Moving on to Deceit. This is going to sound odd, but I’m stuck between Aladdin and Jafar both from Disney’s Aladdin as a candidate for this element. Though Jafar hid his ill intentions from the Sultan (does the Sultan have a name or is it just “Sultan”?) Aladdin still is a wanted criminal, professional con-man, thief, and burglar. I love Aladdin as much as the next, he was my first animated crush, but the hero of the story doesn’t dismiss deceit. Element goes to Aladdin himself.
Now for Dispair. This is a difficult one because all the Disney characters, even the villains, are so cheerful. Call me a cheater, but I’m giving the element of Dispair to Sadness from Disney Pixar’s Inside Out. She is literally the embodiment of a person’s sadness, hence her name.
On to Greed. This is what I’ll give to Jafar from Disney’s Aladdin. Jafar cares for nothing but power. He basically wastes his wishes, each one transforming himself into some being with more power than the last. His own blind greed for power is what allowed himself to fall for Aladdin’s trick.
Lastly, Dark Magic. Though any Disney villain could easily fulfill this element, I believe I’ll give this to Ursula from Disney’s the Little Mermaid. Not only does she have beyond powerful magical abilities, but once she gets more power, she seeks nothing but to selfishly and destructively rule over the seas.
“But wait!” you may argue. “Jafar did the same thing! Why does he get Greed and Ursula get Magic?” The answer to that is elementary. While Jafar rushed up the ladder to have power, his end result was far from his beginning plans. When the movie starts, he only wants the genie as someone to obey him with no resistance, and the highest he wants to be was sultan. Once he is the sultan, he wants to be a sorcerer to force the previous Sultan and Jasmine into submission by fear. Finally, after he hears that he’s still not as powerful as he thinks, he wants to be an all powerful genie. As for Ursula, her beginning goal is to get the triton and rule the seas, and that’s exactly what she does in the end. While Jafar creates anarchy in the Agrabah with his rapid rise in power, Ursula is dancing with Mother Nature, causing huge waves, whirlpools, storms, etc. The effects of her destruction would show for days, maybe even weeks to come, even if Triton had used his power to set the sea back in order, while Genie poofs everything back in order mere seconds after Jafar is tricked.
Now for Role Call. Betrayal, Scar! Cruelty, Lady Tramane! Deceit, Aladdin! Despair, Sadness! Greed, Jafar! Magic, Ursula!
…Wow, I just noticed that a lot of the characters in the Elements of Harmony and Disharmony are from Disney’s Aladdin. Oh well, that’s how the cookie crumbles I guess! Tell me your opinion in the comments below and have a beautiful rest of your day~!
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