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Episode 5: Street Rats

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Oct 31, 2016 12:22PM EDT
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I find it enfuriating how they expect us to take as given that Jafar is the bad guy, when giving us only reason to believe he is actually a good guy. (Especially since in the episode just before this one they proved that Jekyll and Hyde are not as Good and Evil as it is widely known). What does Jafar do: 1. Punish some thieves for stealing - back in those days they'd cut your hand off, in the best case scenario for something like that. Punishment of being rats is actually not that terrible... Even so, he could turn out to only be a good leader with a tough on crime policy, which has been revered in many in the past; At this point we are expected to rally behind Jasmin, a self entitled princess which does nothing to prove her worth (I actually dislike her for her presumptiousness and trickery). 2. Tries to get rid of Aladdin, but he does that in a way that would not harm him. True he's all cloak and dagger, but is that a crime. He actually handles the situation quite diplomatically, to what could be a conflict that could incite a civil war (bad). 3. Controls the sultan - ok, that may not be that nice, but for all we know he could have been a terrible sultan, and controlling him is better than killing him, especially as he is not having him do anything ghastly. 4. Traps JASMINE in a hourglass. My personal feelings aside, she was just about to commit treason. Even today that is considered one of the worst criminal offenses, up there with terrorism. In those times even a hint of treason would justify any ruler to kill the incitor, so yet again he does what any ruler would do. And to top it all off: 5. The final act we see him do: gives Aladdin another chance with the scissors, as the fate of the Savior seems dire indeed. He didn't have to, especially since he knew he was going to die and how (worst case he could have just waited for a while for that story to play out, unless he was the one to kill him, case in which he won). Overall, he does nothing that would actually depict him as a villain, except for his preference for darker coloured clothes. #TeamJafar
I find it enfuriating how they expect us to take as given that Jafar is the bad guy, when giving us only reason to believe he is actually a good guy. (Especially since in the episode just before this one they proved that Jekyll and Hyde are not as Good and Evil as it is widely known). What does Jafar do: 1. Punish some thieves for stealing - back in those days they'd cut your hand off, in the best case scenario for something like that. Punishment of being rats is actually not that terrible... Even so, he could turn out to only be a good leader with a tough on crime policy, which has been revered in many in the past; At this point we are expected to rally behind Jasmin, a self entitled princess which does nothing to prove her worth (I actually dislike her for her presumptiousness and trickery). 2. Tries to get rid of Aladdin, but he does that in a way that would not harm him. True he's all cloak and dagger, but is that a crime. He actually handles the situation quite diplomatically, to what could be a conflict that could incite a civil war (bad). 3. Controls the sultan - ok, that may not be that nice, but for all we know he could have been a terrible sultan, and controlling him is better than killing him, especially as he is not having him do anything ghastly. 4. Traps JASMINE in a hourglass. My personal feelings aside, she was just about to commit treason. Even today that is considered one of the worst criminal offenses, up there with terrorism. In those times even a hint of treason would justify any ruler to kill the incitor, so yet again he does what any ruler would do. And to top it all off: 5. The final act we see him do: gives Aladdin another chance with the scissors, as the fate of the Savior seems dire indeed. He didn't have to, especially since he knew he was going to die and how (worst case he could have just waited for a while for that story to play out, unless he was the one to kill him, case in which he won). Overall, he does nothing that would actually depict him as a villain, except for his preference for darker coloured clothes. #TeamJafar
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by SMG2016
Oct 16, 2016 9:15PM EDT
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Other sources have named this episode "STREET RATS"
Other sources have named this episode "STREET RATS"
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