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Powhatan (Character)
from Pocahontas (1995)

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Pocahontas (1995)
Pocahontas: [as she throws herself over John Smith, who is about to be executed] No!
Pocahontas: If you kill him, you'll have to kill me, too.
Powhatan: Daughter, stand back.
Pocahontas: I won't! I love him, Father.
Pocahontas: Look around you. This is where the path of hatred has brought us.
[brief silence]
Pocahontas: This is the path I choose, Father. What will yours be?

John Smith: Come with me?
Powhatan: You must choose your own path.
Pocahontas: [pause] I'm needed here.

Powhatan: My daughter speaks with the wisdom beyond her years. We've all come here with anger in our hearts, but she comes with courage and understanding. From this day forward, if there is to be more killing, it will not start with me.

Powhatan: This is what we feared. The paleface is a demon / The only thing they feel at all is greed.
Kekata: Beneath that milky hide, there's emptiness inside.
Warriors: I wonder if they even bleed.
Warriors: [all] They're savages, savages, barely even human. Savages, savages
Powhatan: Killers at the core.
Kekata: They're different from us, which means they can't be trusted.
Powhatan: We must sound the drums of war!

Pocahontas: We don't have to fight them! There must be a better way.
Powhatan: Sometimes our paths are chosen for us.
Pocahontas: But maybe we should try talking to them.
Powhatan: They do not want to talk.
Pocahontas: But if one of them did want to talk, you would listen to him, wouldn't you?
Powhatan: Pocahontas.
Pocahontas: Wouldn't you?
Powhatan: Of course I would. But it is not that simple. Nothing is simple anymore.

Powhatan: [sees Kocoum's body] Who did this?
Warriors: [with John Smith] Pocahontas was out in the woods. Kocoum went to find her and this white man attacked them.
Powhatan: [angry] Your weapons are strong but now are anger is stronger. At sunrise he will be the first to die.
Pocahontas: But father.
Powhatan: [angry] I told you to stay in the village. You disobeyed me. You have shamed us all!
Pocahontas: I was only trying to help.
Powhatan: [angry] Because of your foolishness, Kocoum is dead! Take him away!
Pocahontas: [when Nakoma comes out of the crowd and approaches her to confess to sending Kocoum after her] Kocoum was just coming to protect me.
Nakoma: Pocahontas, I sent Kocoum after you. I was worried about you. I was just trying to do the right thing.
Pocahontas: All of this happened because of me and now I'll never see John Smith again.
Nakoma: Come with me.
[to the guards]
Nakoma: Pocahontas wants to look into the eyes of the man who killed Kocoum.
Warriors: Be quick.

Powhatan: Pocahontas, you and Nakoma should be inside the village.
Pocahontas: oh, don't worry about us, Father. We'll be all right.
Nakoma: Yes! We're gathering food for when the warriors arrive.
Powhatan: Don't go far. Now is not the time to be running off.
Pocahontas: Yes, Father!
Powhatan: When I see you wear that necklace, you look just like your mother.
Pocahontas: I miss her.
Powhatan: But she is still with us. Whenever the wind moves through the trees, I feel her presence. Our people looked to her for wisdom and strength. Someday, they will look to you as well.
Pocahontas: I would be honored by that.
Powhatan: You shouldn't be out here alone. I'll send for Kocoum.
Nakoma: All right. What is it?
Pocahontas: What?
Nakoma: You're hiding something.
Pocahontas: I'm not hiding anything.
Nakoma: Pocahontas, you can tell me. I promise I won't tell anyone.
[sees John Smith coming]
Nakoma: Pocahontas look! It's one of them! I'm going to get...
Pocahontas: [thrusts her hand over Nakoma's mouth] What are you doing here?
John Smith: I had to see you again.
Kocoum: Pocahontas. Pocahontas?
Pocahontas: [to Nakoma] Please, don't say anything.
[to John Smith]
Pocahontas: Quick, this way!
Nakoma: But...

Governor Ratcliffe: [singing] This will be the day
Governor Ratcliffe: Let's go, men!
Powhatan: [singing] This will be the morning
Powhatan: Bring out the prisoner!
Warriors: [singing] We will see them dying in the dust
Pocahontas: [singing] I don't know what I can do/Still I know I've got to try
Warriors: [singing] Now we make them pay
Pocahontas: [singing] Eagle, help my feet to fly
Warriors: [singing] Now, without a warning
Pocahontas: [singing] Mountain, help my heart be great
Warriors: [singing] Now we leave them blood and bone and rust
Pocahontas: [singing] Spirits of the Earth and sky
Warriors: [singing] It's them or us
Pocahontas: [singing] Please don't let it be too late
Warriors: [singing] They're just a bunch of filthy, stinking savages
Warriors: Savages! Demons! Devils!
Governor Ratcliffe: [spoken] Kill them!
Warriors: [singing] Savages, savages
Governor Ratcliffe: [singing] What are we waiting for? Destroy their evil race/Until there's not a trace left
Warriors: [singing] We will sound the drums of war
Pocahontas: [singing] How loud are the drums of war?
Warriors: [singing] Now we see what comes of trying to be chums
Pocahontas: [singing] Is the death of all I love carried in the drumming of
Warriors: [singing] War?
Pocahontas: [spoken] No!