Which, y'know, totally justifies his committing treason and attempting to murder Aladdin. And what indication is there that he knows what might be best for the kingdom?
If you’re interested the musical ”Twisted” goes for that approachJafar - loyal subject to the king, second in charge even, who actually has insight into what might be best for the kingdom, watching spoiled teen princess (who doesn't even want to live in the palace) choose to marry some bonehead lying thief with zero understanding of economics or leadership (and also doesn't even want to be sultan)
Scar for sure. Also Jafar.
George Sanders made a career of playing immoral but charming upper class cads. I'm not sure if the Disney version of Shere Khan was written that way, or just interpreted as such by Sanders, but either way, his performance is perfect.I was thinking Scar. Shere Khan rates right up there as well and the wicked witch from Snow White. Of course, I hate the rewrites of villain histories. The Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty never showed any kindness or misunderstanding. Cruella de Vil was just weird (honestly, who wears a coat of Dalmatian puppy fur) but was mainly a villain towards PETA.
The original Shere Khan (voiced by the wonderful George Sanders) was urbane and evil at the same time, which makes for a great villain. The evil queen was both vain and ruthless, willing to murder her own stepdaughter to preserve her #1 ranking.
I'm just sayin. If Disney can make a puppy-murdering crazy lady likable, I'm sure there's some sort of spin that could make other villains likable as well.Which, y'know, totally justifies his committing treason and attempting to murder Aladdin. And what indication is there that he knows what might be best for the kingdom?
After loving cruella (a villain that prior to the movie would have in my mind been pure evil), i wondered what villain cant be saved. So far i have the mother in tangled and all the muppet villains.
But young Jafar, young Scar, even young Facilier and Frollo probably weren't terrible until after puberty. Honestly, a Facilier origin story could be compelling/mystical/spooky.
I think doing a young Scar story would be almost impossible without turning Mufasa into an antagonist.
Maybe Scar thinks Mufasa is the antagonist, but it's really misplaced, e.g., a Loki vs. Thor situation? Idk. Just thinking out loud. It is hard to create sympathy for a guy who murdered his brother the way he did.I think doing a young Scar story would be almost impossible without turning Mufasa into an antagonist.
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