Kronk stole the show (and our hearts) in The Emperor’s New Groove, but he’s more than just a weirdly disproportionate, yet aesthetically pleasing, face. He has some deep thoughts. Let’s examine them a bit closer:
“Well, it’s better you’re taking out your anger on these things instead of the real Kuzco, huh?”
This is the moment in which Kronk sparks the idea that drives the entire plot of the film forward. This is a deep moment.
“Oh, right. The poison. The poison for Kuzco. The poison chosen ‘specially to kill Kuzco. Kuzco’s poison… That poison?”
When you’re about to poison someone it’s a best practice to quadruple check that you are, in fact, about to kill the correct person. While this thought might seem surface-level, Kronk is just doing his due diligence.
“What do I do with the body?”
A morbid, if important, question.
“Hope that doesn’t come back to haunt me.”
Talk about foreshadowing.
“It doesn’t always have to be about you.”
How true, and even a little poignant. Thinking about others is important.
“Don’t you mean ‘or’?”
It’s important to choose the correct conjunction for the correct situation. Thanks for the reminder, Kronk.
“Oh yeah. It’s all comin’ together.”
Self-affirmation is important. And deep.
“By all accounts it doesn’t make sense.”
Here we have Kronk pondering important questions involving plausible travel time. This is exactly the sort of deep dive into transportation methods in animated films that, without Kronk, simply wouldn’t exist.
“Ah, shoulda seen that comin’”.
Hindsight is 20/20. Kronk has just learned this.
“Did you eat my acorn?”
Although Kronk is teaching the scouts how to speak squirrel, he’s also bringing up difficult questions about ownership and personal property.