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17 Reasons Yzma Is The Actual Hero Of "The Emperor's New Groove"

To be fair, your spinach puffs do suck.

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1. OK, let's just get the most obvious thing out of the way: Kuzco is a butt.

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An utter and total butt.

2. The reason Yzma was constantly making decisions for him is because dude had NO IDEA what he was doing.

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He's a mental infant.

3. Also, she was his ADVISOR. That's her JOB.

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Sorry not sorry she's so good at it.

4. And then she's FIRED by the dude she BASICALLY RAISED since he was a baby. KUZCO IS THE VILLAIN HERE.

How's that for ungrateful?
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How's that for ungrateful?

5. THEREFORE, her anger is totally justified. Expected, even.

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Drag him, Yzma.

6. And so, like any hero, she ventures on a quest to set things right and teach the bad guy a lesson.

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Revenge is a dish best served hairy.

7. AND she totally values teamwork.

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Never let it be said that Yzma isn't a team player. It's just that the team in question happens to be #TeamYzma.

8. Because, just like every other Disney heroine, Yzma has a sidekick.

Kronk >>>>>>>>>>>> every other Disney sidekick, let's just be honest about that.

9. She knows she's on a mission to right wrongs, and selflessly puts up with any obstacles along the way.

Being a hero isn't all fun and games. In fact, the fun and games are the worst parts.

10. She realizes that a true hero knows when to delegate.

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Let Kronk shine, y'know?

11. She's a scientific GENIUS and is never given enough credit for it.

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Power up, bb.

12. She also happens to be a FASHION HERO.

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Yes, gawd!

13. ... Even in the face of AGEISM.

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Rude.

14. Like any hero, she understands that her body is temple.

All things in moderation.
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All things in moderation.

15. And Yzma is committed to total honesty, a trait all of us could use more of, tbh.

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She doesn't sugarcoat how she feels. Gotta respect that.

16. She's not afraid of hard work! She knows full well that sometimes you gotta get your hands dirty to get what you want.

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Get yours, Yz.

17. Plus, how can such a cute little kitty NOT be the hero of the whole movie?

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So let's hear it for Yzma, the true, unsung hero of The Emperor's New Groove.

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Get it, girl.

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