List of Disney's Aladdin characters
- 1 Aladdin
- 2 The Return of Jafar
- 3 Television series
- 4 Aladdin and the King of Thieves
- 5 Disney's Aladdin in Nasira's Revenge
- 6 Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams
- 7 References
The Genie in the 1992 film Aladdin
First appearance Aladdin (1992) Created by Eric Goldberg Voiced by Robin Williams (movies 1 & 3 & Disney Th!nk Fast!)
Dan Castellaneta (Return of Jafar, televisions series, Kingdom Hearts series)
Aliases Genie of the Lamp
The Genie is a and the deuteragonist of the franchise, and is never given a proper name. He was portrayed by Robin Williams in the first film. After a contract dispute between Williams and the Walt Disney Company, Dan Castellaneta voiced the Genie throughout the direct-to-video feature The Return of Jafar, as well as the television series, before Williams reprised the role for the final installment, Aladdin and the King of Thieves, as well for the character's own mini-series, Great Minds Think for Themselves. Castellaneta voiced the Genie in the Kingdom Hearts series of video games by Square Enix and Disney Interactive Studios. In 2008, Williams reprised his role yet again in Disney Think Fast video game.
As well as largely driving the plot in the first movie, the Genie serves as comic relief in each of his appearances. He is shown to have unlimited shapeshifting abilities, which allow for many and varied sight gags. The Genie's supernatural abilities permit him to break the fourth wall, as well as parody real-life people and popular culture completely outside of the boundaries of the fictional universe in which he is contained. Not only can he make extra-canonical references, but the other characters even know what he is talking about (for example, when he turned his head into Pinnochio's head, complete with his signature elongated nose, to imply that he thought Aladdin was lying about his promise to free the Genie, Aladdin know enough about the story of Pinnochio to push his nose back in). From his appearances in the Aladdin franchise, it seems that Genie can turn himself, and also other people and animals, into anything he pleases. Williams is responsible for most of these because he improvised many of the lines in the film. However, even though Robin Williams is credited with most of this, it is still a trait shared by all genies in the Aladdin universe, including Jafar, after being turned into a genie (as demonstrated in his song "You're Only Second Rate"), as well as a female genie from the TV series that Genie falls in love with.
The Genie first appears in Aladdin, where he is released from a magical oil lamp by the titular character in the collapsed Cave of Wonders. After he reveals that he can grant three wishes, Aladdin knowing that Genie would only grant his wish to get out of the cave, if he used one of his wishes, dupes him into freeing Aladdin and Abu from the cave without using a wish. At a faraway oasis, the Genie is shocked when he finds that Aladdin didn't use his first wish to get out of the cave and reluctantly agrees to let Aladdin's first wish to be spared. Asked by Aladdin what he would wish for, the Genie admits he would wish for freedom, since he is a prisoner to his lamp and must follow the orders of the lamp's master (Aladdin). After accepting a promise from Aladdin that Aladdin would use the third wish to set the Genie free, the Genie grants Aladdin his first wish: making him a prince so he can marry Jasmine. The Genie goes into hiding after leading a parade to the Agrabah palace. The Genie is released again when Aladdin is shackled, gagged, and thrown off a cliff into the ocean by Jafar's guards. The Genie rescues Aladdin as the second wish after liberally interpreting Aladdin's nodding head. Later, Genie has a falling out with Aladdin when he starts to think he may have to break his promise to use the third wish, out of fear of what will happen should someone find out he isn't royalty.
The Genie's lamp is later stolen and delivered to Jafar by Iago, making Jafar Genie's new master. The Genie has no choice but to grant Jafar's first and second wish to become Sultan of Agrabah and the world's most powerful sorcerer. He is then made a slave with no purpose in life but to entertain the sadistic Jafar by tormenting the former Sultan. During the final fight between Aladdin and Jafar, the Genie is forced to grant Jafar's final wish to become an all-powerful Genie when Aladdin convinces him to do so. However, as they both know, the fulfillment of this wish causes Jafar to be imprisoned in a lamp of his own, which the Genie hurls into the desert, freeing Agrabah from his tyranny. While the Genie is now more than willing to sacrifice his freedom in order to allow Aladdin to be with Jasmine, Aladdin decides to live up to his original promise and uses his final wish to free Genie from his lamp's power, much to the latter's surprise and happiness. Aladdin still gets to marry Jasmine, as the Sultan is touched by the young couple's love for one another, so he changes the law so the princess can marry whomever she pleases. The now-free Genie leaves Agrabah to explore the world.
In the direct-to-video sequel The Return of Jafar (1994), the Genie returns to Agrabah, deciding that the world is not all that great without Aladdin and Jasmine around him and that he can not live without them. He is later confronted by the newly free Jafar in the Palace gardens and imprisoned alongside Abu. After being freed by a morally confused Iago, the Genie saves Aladdin from being executed by the palace guards, who Jafar had tricked into believing that Aladdin had murdered the Sultan. The Genie then informs Aladdin that the only way to dispose of Jafar permanently is to destroy his lamp before Jafar himself is wished free. The Genie later attempts to discreetly grab Jafar's lamp from , but ultimately fails, and assists Aladdin in the final battle against Jafar by shapeshifting into Aladdin in an attempt to distract Jafar while Aladdin grabs his lamp, but this fails as well. However, thankfully the reformed Iago manages to kick Jafar's lamp into lava, killing Jafar. If Iago hadn't destroyed Jafar's lamp and Jafar had gotten his wish for freedom, it is implied that he and Genie would have been perfectly evenly matched. Jafar was more powerful than the Genie in the movie, but that was because he was still bound by the lamp. It was explained by Genie in the beginning of the film that being freed had the effect of reducing his phenomenal cosmic powers down to "semi-phenomenal, nearly cosmic powers." Jafar succeeded in imprisoning him because Jafar was still a slave to his lamp, meaning that he had fully phenomenal, fully cosmic powers. If Jafar had been freed, his powers would have also been reduced to semi-phenomenal, nearly-cosmic powers like Genie's, and neither he nor Genie would have had the upper hand. Since neither could die and neither would have been powerful enough to imprison the other, they would have had to battle non-stop until someone found a way to imprison one of them. Because Genie is a good guy, he would have been a lot more likely to have outside help, and Jafar would probably have been defeated eventually. Fortunately, Iago prevented any of this from having to happen.
The Genie has a major supporting role in the Aladdin television series, although his contributions are sometimes limited; as an apparent side-effect of being freed from the lamp, his powers have been downgraded from his original 'phenomenal cosmic powers' to 'semi-phenomenal, nearly cosmic powers', with the result that the once-omnipotent Genie is now incapable of undoing some of the spells he is confronted with and lacks some degree of his old intellect. However, in Aladdin and the King of Thieves, Genie appears to be just as powerful as he was in the first film, as he has no problem with anything he tries. Genie cameos in the Hercules: The Animated Series crossover episode "Hercules and the Arabian Night", in which he punches Pain and Panic back to the Underworld when they are tricked into looking into the lamp by Aladdin. Genie also is a guest in Disney's House of Mouse, and acts as host in the Disney TH!NK Fast video game.
The Genie appears in most of the installments of the Kingdom Hearts series of video games. Genie's role in the first game is mostly the same as in the film, as his lamp is found by Aladdin. The general difference is that all of Aladdin's wishes are wasted to get him out of trouble: the first wish was spent on getting rid of Heartless attacking and the second one is to rescue Jasmine from Jafar. Eventually, Iago steals Genie's lamp, forcing Genie to show Jafar the keyhole of Agrabah and assist him in fighting Sora and his friends. After Jafar is defeated, Aladdin wishes Genie free from his lamp. He then becomes a summon for Sora. Genie has much less screen time and much less to do with the plot in Kingdom Hearts II. Like in The Return of Jafar, he goes off to see the world along with Carpet. He misses most of the action, but arrives near the end of Sora's first visit and disturbs Pete when he is about to free Jafar from his lamp. Also, Genie once again becomes a summon partner for Sora, but his newest feature is copying Sora's Drive forms and wielding his own copy of the Keyblade. Genie also appears briefly in Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, interacting with Xion and Roxas as they make their way back to Agrabah.
Jafar's wish to become an all-powerful sorcerer is granted by Genie.
Created by Andreas Deja Voiced by Jonathan Freeman
Jafar (Arabic: جعفر Ǧaʿfar, Ja'far) is the primary antagonist in the first two films. He is voiced by Jonathan Freeman in both films and in the Kingdom Hearts series of video games. An inspiration to the character is the villain Jaffar, played by Conrad Veidt in The Thief of Bagdad, from which Aladdin borrows several character ideas and plot elements. The Jafar of Disney's Aladdin plays essentially the same part as the character from the 1940s movie, and is not drawn with notable similarity to Conrad Veidt's looks. Animator Andreas Deja decided to design Jafar in a way he was contrasting to the other characters, with many vertical lines against the curvy designs based on Al Hirschfeld. When Deja first met Jonathan Freeman, he was surprised to see the lack of physical similarity to the character - but also included some of Freeman's acting and gesturing into Jafar's animation.
In the first film, Jafar tries to find Genie's lamp in order to take over Agrabah as its new ruler, manipulating several people, including Aladdin, into finding it for him. Initially when Aladdin takes back the lamp from Jafar and becomes the Genie's master, he comes back to Agrabah pretending to be a rich prince called "Prince Ali" and Jafar doesn't know it is Aladdin until he spots Aladdin with the lamp and comes up with a plot to steal it after barely escaping arrest by the Sultan's guards. After successfully stealing it from Aladdin, he first wishes to become the sultan, and then the most powerful sorcerer in the world. Jafar tries to win Princess Jasmine's heart by offering to make her his beloved queen, but an angry Jasmine refuses. Frustrated, Jafar decides to use his third wish to have Jasmine to fall in love with him. The Genie tells Jafar that he cannot make someone fall in love. Jafar angrily orders him to, not seeing Aladdin when arguing with the Genie. Jasmine pretends to fall in love with Jafar and seduces him, but after their kiss, Jafar discovers Aladdin. After battling Aladdin using a series of puns made real by his magic, Jafar transforms himself into a giant cobra in an attempt to kill Aladdin. After wrapping his coils around the boy, Jafar begins squeezing the life out of him, but Aladdin slyly manipulates him into using his third and final wish to become an all-powerful genie in an attempt to rule the whole universe. The power-hungry Jafar is convinced that becoming a genie is the only way to have ultimate power (even though he would still be second to Genie, since the latter gave the former his power), and he falls for Aladdin's trap. Now transformed into a genie with unlimited powers but no free will, Jafar becomes trapped in his own lamp along with Iago, then tossed out into the desert by the Genie.
In the second film, Iago, sick of being ordered around, abandons Jafar and drops his lamp down a well. The now-genie Jafar is later released by Abis Mal, who finds his lamp in the well after being humiliated by Aladdin. After cunningly making Abis-Mal waste his first two wishes, Jafar threatens Abis into helping him exact revenge on Aladdin. His plan includes holding Jasmine, Abu, the Sultan, and the Carpet hostage (as well as confining Genie in a power orb to prevent him from foiling his plan) and forcing a reformed Iago to help him frame Aladdin for the Sultan's "death", which would cause him to face death at the hands of the palace guards. Luckily, Iago frees Genie from the orb, giving him enough time to save Aladdin and his friends. When Jafar discovers this, he opens up a volcanic fissure into the earth in an attempt to destroy Aladdin and the others and keep his lamp safe. Just as Iago grabs the lamp and attempts to give it to Aladdin to put an end to it, Jafar shoots the bird down with a fireball. Having heard from Genie that destroying the genie's lamp while a genie is bound to it will destroy the genie itself, an injured Iago manages to kick the lamp into the lava, melting it and causing Jafar to fade to a skeleton wreathed in electricity before imploding into a cloud of dust, destroying him for good. Jafar doesn't appear in the third film, but is mentioned once by Genie.
In an episode of Hercules: The Animated Series called "Hercules and the Arabian Night" Jafar makes another attempt at revenge, and is temporarily resurrected by Hercules's arch-enemy, Hades. He has lost his status as an all-powerful immortal genie after dying, but Hades gives him a new cobra staff that makes him flesh and blood as long as he holds it, and the two villains team up to get rid of Aladdin and Hercules. However, due to Aladdin's wit and Herc's strength, Jafar is defeated for the final time, being pulled into the River Styx.
Jafar debuted in Kingdom Hearts as one of the members of Maleficent's inner circle. Here, he plans to use the Heartless and take over Agrabah while attempting to locate both Jasmine (as she is one of the Princesses of Heart) and Agrabah's Keyhole. Jafar eventually manages to steal Genie's lamp from Aladdin and kidnap Jasmine with his first wish. Sora, Aladdin, Donald Duck and Goofy track him to the Cave of Wonders where they engage Jafar in battle after he used his second wish to reveal the world's Keyhole. Upon his defeat, Jafar uses his final wish to become a Genie and battles the team again only to be defeated and sealed away in the lamp. In Kingdom Hearts II, Jafar's lamp is found by the Peddler, making him a target for Pete as he reveals his intent to make Jafar into a Heartless under his control. Once Pete is driven off, the lamp is placed within the palace for safe keeping. However, Jafar is later released by the Peddler and he threatens Iago into helping him get Sora and his friends on a wild goose chase to their death while he captures Jasmine. But after the heroes arrive, with Iago taking a hit meant for Aladdin, Sora defeats Jafar, causing him to implode with his lamp dissolving soon after. Facsimiles of Jafar appear in Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories, based on Sora's memories, and Kingdom Hearts: Coded, based on the digitized data from Jiminy's Journal.
In the Disney's Hollywood Studios version of Fantasmic! Nighttime Show Spectacular, Jafar is one of the villains the Evil Queen evokes to fight Mickey Mouse and ruin his imagination. Jafar appears with Maleficent, Ursula and Oogie Boogie in Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom Halloween-themed fireworks program HalloWishes at Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. Jafar is featured in many episodes of Disney's House of Mouse where he is often found in the audience. In one episode named "Donald's Lamp Trade" Jafar hypnotizes Donald Duck to steal a lamp for him, but it turns out that he only wanted a clocklike lamp and not the real magical one. Jafar also appears in another episode named "Pete's House of Villains" in which he keeps the other Aladdin characters from coming into House of Mouse. He also appears briefly in Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse, and serves as the main antagonist of Mickey's House of Villains.
First appearance Aladdin (1992) Created by Walt Disney Pictures Voiced by Frank Welker
Abu is Aladdin's kleptomaniac sidekick monkey with a high-pitched voice and can talk a little, voiced by Frank Welker. The animators filmed monkeys at the San Francisco Zoo to study the movements Abu would have. The character is based on the similarly named Abu the thief, played by Sabu Dastagir in the 1940 version of The Thief of Bagdad.
In the first film, Abu is seen accompanying Aladdin during his daily adventures as they try to steal food to live. When Abu and Aladdin finally are about to eat, they see two children looking for food among garbage, and Abu is forced to share his stolen food with them when Aladdin voluntarily does so. After Aladdin gets arrested by Razoul on Jafar's orders, Abu enters the dungeon but is unable to free his friend. It is a disguised Jafar who frees them in a plan to use Aladdin to get access to the Cave of Wonders and retrieve the Genie's lamp. Inside the cave, Abu disobeys the command of the guardian of the cave and tries to steal a ruby, which causes a cave-in and almost costs his and Aladdin's lives. When they are about to exit the cave, Aladdin gives Jafar the lamp and, in turn, Jafar is about to kill Aladdin but Abu attacks him back and takes the lamp back. After meeting the Genie, Aladdin wishes to become a prince and Abu is transformed into an elephant as part of the disguise. Abu is transformed back to his original form by Jafar during the climax of the film, when he is about to attack the sorcerer. Abu and Aladdin are later sent by Jafar to a far-off place but return to Agrabah using the Magic Carpet. Once in Agrabah, Abu is transformed into a toy monkey by Jafar when he tries to take the lamp back. Abu returns once again to his original form at the end of the film when Jafar is defeated.
In The Return of Jafar, Abu is first seen taking treasures from Abis Mal and his men, and distributing them among the poor people of Agrabah, against Abu's will. He is initially skeptical of Iago's reform, but eventually warms up to him. Abu is one of the first to know about Jafar's return, and is imprisoned along with the Genie. Abu and the others are freed by the Genie who was in turned freed by Iago. Abu participates in the final battle against Jafar. In Aladdin and the King of Thieves, Abu goes with Aladdin to find his father and later to the Vanishing Isle. Abu plays a supporting role in the TV series, often accompanying Aladdin in his adventures. In one episode, he is worshiped by a lost civilization as their great protector. During his time working with a group of circus performers, during the episodes Seems Like Old Crimes Parts one and two, he met his friend Aladdin.
Abu also appears in both Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts II, playing a large role in the latter with his kleptomanic habits getting him into trouble during Sora's first return visit to Agrabah.
He can also be seen in House of Mouse as one of the many Disney characters that come to watch cartoons. Abu is usually found in the audience, sometimes playing with Iago or dancing along to the musical performances on stage.
Magic Carpet (Arabic: سحر السجاد) is an ancient carpet that was found by Aladdin in the Cave of Wonders' treasure room. It is a character without a voice, and expresses itself entirely through pantomime and movements. It is playful, as it reacts with Abu; intelligent, as it beats Genie at chess (and most other things); and helpful, as it helps Aladdin romance Princess Jasmine during the song "A Whole New World". It sometimes uses its tassels as hands and feet to accentuate its feelings.
The unique faux-Persian design of Carpet was solely maintained through CGI. Advances in CGI had progressed so much since animating the ballroom sequence in Beauty and the Beast that the texture and pattern of Carpet was much easier to accomplish, no matter which way it moved. Animator Randy Cartwright refused to resort to the anthropomorphic style of simply putting a face on a carpet. Instead, Cartwright used body language to make Carpet more flexible, and almost human. Computer artist Tina Price took Cartwright's outlined form and super-imposed the Persian design that could stretch, squash, and roll up without changing. According to movie critic Leonard Maltin, this made Carpet's animation one of the best collaborations between traditional and technologically advanced animation to date.
It was first discovered by Abu in the film, who assumed he was seeing things, as it would be playful with him until it was within Aladdin's line of sight, wherein it would appear as a normal inanimate object. It is an old friend of Genie; he states that he had not seen it "in a few millennia." After Aladdin extends his hand in friendship, Carpet becomes instantly and absolutely loyal to him. It first helps him and Abu find the magic lamp that they were sent in to retrieve, becomes instrumental in helping them escape the cave during the meltdown sequence triggered after Abu touches a forbidden gem, and finally saves them from falling to their deaths by pulling itself out from under a large boulder after Jafar betrays them. In addition, a running gag has it beating Genie at nearly every game they play, much to his distress. When Aladdin romances Jasmine during the song "A Whole New World," it plays a key role as it takes them on a romantic flight. It also encourages him to kiss her by nudging him. It is destroyed by Jafar in the climactic scene, but comes back to life when he is foiled.
In the second film, it engages in combat with Jafar once more, and is turned into glass and shattered. It is again restored when he is finally killed by a reformed Iago, who pushes his lamp into the magma.
In the third film, it transports Aladdin to places such as the 40 Thieves' hideout, though Cassim insists that they return to Agrabah on horseback: "It's a rug. You sweep dirt under it. You don't fly on it. At least I don't!" Eventually in the end, Cassim warms up to it, ordering it to save both him and Aladdin as the Vanishing Isle starts to sink away.
It appears in episodes of Aladdin, the animated series, both as a means of travel and a reacting character to the events of the stories. Abis Mal kidnaps the carpet and stitches it to the sail of his ship. The magic of the carpet is strong enough to levitate an entire ship.
It also is in the Kingdom Hearts video game in the Agrabah world. Sora frees it, at which point it acts as a transport between the city of Agrabah and the Cave of Wonders. In the second installment it plays a more key role.
First appearance Aladdin (1992) Created by Walt Disney Picture FlackHorn Voiced by Douglas Seale (first film)
Val Bettin (sequels and TV series)
Jeff Bennett (Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams)
The Sultan is Princess Jasmine's father and the pompous but kind ruler of Agrabah. Some aspects of the character were inspired in the Wizard of Oz, to create a bumbling authority figure. He was voiced by the late Douglas Seale in the first film, by Val Bettin in the sequels and the TV series and by Jeff Bennet in Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams.
In the first film, the Sultan desperately tries to find a suitor for his daughter Jasmine. During the first part of the film, the Sultan is often manipulated by Jafar who uses his staff to hypnotize him. After losing the lamp to Aladdin at the Cave of Wonders, Jafar decides to trick the Sultan into arranging a marriage between himself and Jasmine; however, the hypnosis is interrupted by the arrival of Aladdin transformed into "Prince Ali". The Sultan approves Ali, but he is later tricked by Jafar and is about to force Jasmine to marry Jafar until Aladdin breaks the staff. The Sultan loses his post as ruler of Agrabah when the Genie grants Jafar his wish to become the new sultan. The Sultan and Jasmine are humiliated by Jafar and Iago, but are rescued after Aladdin defeats Jafar. At the end of the film, the Sultan changes the law so the princess can marry whomever she loves.
In The Return of Jafar, the Sultan announces that he wants to make Aladdin his new grand vizier. However, he grows suspicious of Aladdin after he defends Iago, who used to work for Jafar, and commands him to watch the bird. When Jafar returns, he takes advantage of Iago's new position as an "ally" to Aladdin, and makes him suggest the Sultan and Aladdin to have a discussion in a place where they are ambushed by Jafar and Abis Mal. The Sultan is imprisoned along with Aladdin's friends, and Jafar uses his turban to frame Aladdin for his 'murder'. Luckily, Iago manages to free Genie, who then saves Aladdin from his wrongful punishment as well as the Sultan and the rest of their friends. After Iago manages to defeat Jafar by kicking his lamp into the magma, the Sultan pardons Iago and welcomes him toward his family. He is later seen at the end of the film, again requesting Aladdin to become his vizier.
In the TV series, it is revealed that he is quite adept with mechanics (Getting the Bugs Out), and his nickname is Little Bobo (as revealed in "As the Netherworld Turns"). Twenty years before the episode 'The Garden of Evil', the Sultan picked a flower for his new bride, angering the garden's owner, Arbutus. He was allowed to go free on the condition that in twenty years, Arbutus could take the Sultan's most valuable possession, which turns out to be his daughter.
In Aladdin and the King of Thieves, the Sultan meets Aladdin's father, Cassim, not knowing he is the King of Thieves, and immediately accepts him. However, Razoul later reveals to the Sultan that Cassim is the King of Thieves and, with no other choice, the Sultan has Razoul incarcerate Cassim in the dungeon for life. After Aladdin helps Cassim escape the dungeon, and comes back to accept the consequences for his actions, the Sultan prepares to punish Aladdin in anger for freeing Cassim, but Genie and Jasmine come to his defense, stating that all he wanted was to give his father a second chance. The Sultan accepts his apology. At the end of the film, his wish of seeing Jasmine marrying someone comes true when she marries Aladdin.
The Sultan plays a minor role in Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams, giving Jasmine the job of "Royal Assistant Educator" at the Royal Academy. Later, one of his most precious horses, Sahara, is missing from the stables, so Jasmine, along with Iago, Abu and Carpet, go to find Sahara and return him to the palace.
Like many Disney characters, the Sultan can be found in the TV series House of Mouse. He can normally be found clapping with the audience at the end of a cartoon, right alongside Jasmine.
First appearance Aladdin (1992) Created by Walt Disney Pictures Voiced by Jim Cummings
Razoul is the Captain of the Guard of Agrabah, voiced by Jim Cummings. Although unnamed onscreen in the first film, his name was revealed in the sequel (he was named after layout supervisor Rasoul Azadani). During Aladdin's life as a thief on the streets of Agrabah, Razoul attempted to capture Aladdin, but fails several times. When Razoul finally succeeded in arresting Aladdin he knocked Jasmine to the ground, not recognizing her as the princess. When she revealed her true identity, he was shocked at seeing her outside the palace for the first time. When she ordered him to release Aladdin, he apologized and said that his orders came from Jafar, saying that Jasmine will have to take it out with Jafar in order to secure Aladdin's release. Even after Aladdin is accepted as Jasmine's boyfriend, Razoul still completely despises him, but nonetheless tolerates his presence in the palace. In the second film, Jafar has Razoul arrest Aladdin for the murder of the Sultan and has him sentenced to death. During the TV series episode "Forget me Lots", when Jasmine lost her memory from the Rose of Forgetfulness, Razoul was more than happy to throw Aladdin, Iago, and Abu out of the palace and into the streets, thinking that the princess had rejected Aladdin. Razoul also admitted his opinion that Aladdin was a power hungry street rat in "Destiny on Fire" when he and Aladdin were forced to work together, though he also admitted that he would consider calling Aladdin "your highness" if he got rid of Iago. In the third film, Razoul arrested Cassim and Iago for trying to steal The Oracle, but Aladdin helped his father escape. Razoul arrested Aladdin once more, but was knocked unconscious by Cassim. Though he tried to have Aladdin charged for this crime, Razoul's request was denied as the Sultan decided to overlook the matter since Aladdin only broke Cassim out of prison out of love and came back to face punishment for his actions. Later, he is shown at Aladdin and Jasmine's wedding, and is last seen catching Jasmine's wedding boquet.
Razoul shows no sympathy towards any type of criminals and take pleasure from the authority he commands, although he does not have the same crazed lust for power as characters such as Jafar. When Aladdin was arrested for the alleged murder of the Sultan in The Return of Jafar, Razoul was obviously pleased that Aladdin was finally in a cell, and certainly not fazed by the order to execute him. He seems to enjoy acts of violence and particularly killing, although he only commits them under orders, knowing of the consequences if he behaves otherwise. This was seen when he readily tried to drown Aladdin (in disguise as Prince Ali) in the ocean under Jafar's orders (although it can be assumed that Jafar actually forced him into doing it). Despite their mutual dislike for each other, Razoul will not hesitate to save Aladdin's life if necessary, demonstrated in Mudder's Day when Aladdin is buried under a rockslide and Razoul is the first (and only) one to rush to his rescue, and in 'Secret of the Dagger Rock' Razoul and the guards are sent by the Sultan to find and rescue Aladdin, though Razoul mutters "risking our lives for a lousy street rat". In 'Destiny on Fire', Razoul stops Aladdin and his friends from going in the palace when they find it in ruins (Razoul had escaped as everyone turned into slugs) and later warns Aladdin that ones that look like the Captive Jasmine and Sultan is a trick and he will end up a slug if he falls for it.
First appearance Aladdin (1992) Created by Walt Disney Pictures Voiced by Frank Welker
Rajah is Princess Jasmine's pet tiger. He is also voiced by Frank Welker. Unlike Abu, he is not anthropomorphized, but is still able to understand human language and emotions, as seen when he is surprised by the revelation of Jasmine that she has never had a true friend (except for Rajah himself), or when he assists her in her escape from the palace. Rajah is uneasy towards Aladdin at first, but later warms up to him. Rajah also takes part in the battle against Jafar, but is turned into a tiger cub and imprisoned in a bird cage. He is returned to his original form at the end of the film after Aladdin finally defeats Jafar.
It is revealed in a children's book based on Aladdin that Jasmine adopted Rajah when she felt lonely without a friend and the Sultan gave her Rajah as a gift.
During the Sultan's meal in The Return of Jafar, Rajah chases Iago into the room, which makes everyone discover Iago is back. In Aladdin and the King of Thieves, Rajah is seen carrying Jasmine's bridal veil. In Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams, Rajah is seen delivering Jasmine her agenda. She later calls him to try to scare the children of the Royal Academy, but the children end up chasing Rajah and Jasmine into the mud and up a tree.
- The Narrator/The Peddler (voiced by Robin Williams): A mysterious merchant who appears at the beginning of the original film, later reappear in the ending of Aladdin and the King of Thieves. He implores the viewer to 'come closer', a reference to actor Sydney Greenstreet's many film trailers. He appears in the Kingdom Hearts series, voiced by Corey Burton, and plays a major role in Kingdom Hearts II where his greed and shrewdness are presented.
- Gazeem (voiced by Charlie Adler): is Jafar's sidekick seen just at the beginning of "Aladdin", he informs Jafar that he has managed to steal the other half of the scarab amulet used to summon the Cave of Wonders and as soon as the halves form together it flies off to the cave's location and they follow on horseback, when the cave forms it demands to know who woke it up and Gazeem introduces himself. The cave warns him that only one man, the Diamond in the Rough, whom the cave does not identify, may enter. Gazeem seems unable to understand this and thus ignores the warning and prepares to enter. Just before his entry, Jafar tells him that he can have any treasure he likes but the lamp is his. Gazeem enters the cave and breathes a sigh of relief when suddenly the cave roars furiously and collapses. Gazeem frantically tries to escape, but although he is still very close to the entrance, the entire cave roof comes crashing down with amazing speed, as if the cave was closing its mouth. The cave collapses and Gazeem remains trapped inside, presumably forever, much to Jafar's shock and anger. Having lost his accomplice, Jafar realizes that Gazeem was not the Diamond in the Rough, and sets out to find this particular man who can enter the cave. When Aladdin and Abu enter the cave later on, Gazeem is nowhere to be seen, so he is presumed to have been crushed to death when the cave collapsed.
- Cave of Wonders (voiced by Frank Welker): It first appears when Jafar orders Gazeem to get the lamp, but as Gazeem is not the "Diamond in the Rough", it refuses Gazeem entry. Foolishly, Gazeem enters anyway, and is instantly killed. He appears again when Jafar tells Aladdin to get the lamp. They get the lamp but Abu touches a ruby inside The Cave of Wonders, causing the cave to collapse in on itself to trap Aladdin, Abu and the Magic Carpet inside. But since he is the Diamond in the Rough, Aladdin, along with his friends, are not killed by the collapsing cave. They are freed after meeting the Genie, who transports them out of the cave via magic. In the Kingdom Hearts series, the Cave of Wonders served in the games' storyline, such as the first game when it was under an evil influence before Sora and company gained entry into it.
- Farud (voiced by Jim Cummings): A merchant from a fruit stand. When he sees Jasmine grabs an apple without having money, is about to cut off his hand, but Aladdin stops him.
- Prince Achmed (voiced by Corey Burton): He is one of the potential suitors for Princess Jasmine. On his way to the palace, he nearly hits two peasant children with a bullwhip when they get in his way, but Aladdin intervenes and insults him. In retaliation, Achmed publicly humiliates Aladdin by kicking him into a mud puddle and telling Aladdin that he is nothing but a "worthless street rat" and will always be one. He is next and last seen furiously stomping out of the palace with his pants ripped and underwear showing, yelling that he had never been so insulted. Apparently, Jasmine's pet tiger, Rajah, had taken a bite out of his pants. After that, Achmed is not seen again for the remainder of the franchise.
The Return of Jafar
First appearance The Return of Jafar (1994) Created by Walt Disney Pictures Voiced by Jason Alexander
Abis Mal (mispronounced as "Abussmol") is an incompetent thief who dreams of enormous riches and does anything he can to get lots of money and serves as the secondary antagonist of the second film. His greed for money leads him from a greedy wealthy thief, to a murderous thief. His name is a play on the word "abysmal", which is a reference to the outcomes of all his plans. Mal is voiced by Jason Alexander. The Return of Jafar opens with Abis Mal and his minions in their hideout stealing money from Agrabah, with Abis Mal deciding keeping all the gold and treasures for himself and only give his men 13 Coins for all their work, much to the anger of his gang. Aladdin ultimately intervened, making a fool out of Abis Mal and taking all the treasure, with the intent to return it to those who need the money. Later, Abis crosses paths with Aladdin on the Agrabah streets, and orders his minions to attack. Abis winds up in another embarrassing defeat when Iago gets in the fray. That evening, while Abis was drawing water from a well, his gang decided they hated and despised their idiotic, double-crossing boss so much that they wanted to kill him. Just before they can strike, though, Abis pulls up a black lamp and unintentionally releases Jafar, scaring Abis's would-be murderers away in the process.
Knowing that as a genie he could not directly kill Aladdin, Jafar saw a chance for revenge through Abis's partnership. Of course, he was still required to grant Abis's three wishes. Abis's first wish was to have "The Legendary Sunken Treasure Ship of Coeur Du Mer" and Jafar granted it by teleporting himself and Abis to the ship itself, which was at the bottom of the ocean. Unable to breathe underwater, Abis then had to forfeit his second wish to return to the desert. Now down to one wish and threatened by Jafar to work with him if he wanted it, Abis became Jafar's unfortunate patsy; however, when he discovered that Jafar desired revenge on Aladdin, Abis willingly decided to go along with him to get his own revenge on Aladdin. The two succeed in capturing all of Aladdin's friends, with the ultimate finish being that Aladdin would be executed for the murder of the Sultan (although the real Sultan was still alive and captured). With his goals complete, Jafar then offers Abis Mal (technically Jafar's "master") huge amounts of gold and treasure in return for using his last wish to free Jafar. Abis, however, is not convinced that Jafar's claim is true and hesitates from wishing, suspecting that after making the wish all the treasure Jafar had conjured would merely vanish. Aladdin quickly moves in to capture Jafar's lamp in Abis's moment of hesitation and quickly incurs Jafar's wrath. During the fight, Abis Mal winds up tangled in a tree, where he stays for the rest of the film. While he is stuck there, the protagonists battle Jafar and manage to destroy the lamp with Iago's help, thus destroying Jafar permanently. In the very end after the credits Abis Mal is still tangled in the tree. He then sadly decides "Does this mean I don't get my third wish?" and bows in respect, realizing that with Jafar and the lamp gone, he can never have his third wish. This last scene clearly shows that Abis Mal's last opportunity to gain tremendous wealth is gone, meaning that he will never, ever be rich.
Abis Mal serves as Aladdin's most common enemy in the television series with 13 appearances. Abis Mal's usual plans involve looking for an ancient or powerful magic to conquer the Agrabah throne, looking for ancient and valuable treasures, or seeking revenge on Aladdin for always ruining his plans. He also seems fixated on getting himself a larger hat, and frequently had eyes for the Sultan's. In the episode "Lost and Founded", Abis Mal meets an ancestor of himself, Abnor Mal (pun on "abnormal"), and tries to make him founder Agrabah instead of the Sultan and Princess Jasmine's ancestor, Hamed. Although he can be perceived as a primary villain in the Aladdin franchise, Abis Mal is largely a comic relief character, as his plans to become rich and powerful always end in one hilarious failure after another. In one typical example "Forget Me Lots" Abis Mal actually succeeded in turning Jasmine into the most evil and ruthless ruler of Agrabah that ever was; however his plan to use her as a figurehead ruler backfired when she actually began to rule instead of him. Another time when his plan to use whirlwinds backfires on him as usual, his henchmen Haroud Hazi Bin breaks the fourth wall and remarks how his boss is available for children's parties. On one episode when Genie was having a show and tell of various guest villains he shows three together-Abis Mal, Mozenrath, and Mechanicles.
In the episode "Some Enchanted Genie," in which Genie's girlfriend Eden first appears, Abis Mal gets his hands on Eden's bottle and uses all three of the wishes that holding the bottle entitles him to. All of his wishes backfire or come undone, and he is defeated by the protagonists once again. This makes Abis Mal the only character to have become the master of not one but two genies. He never got his third wish from Jafar, but he got three more wishes from Eden, and all three were wasted. This means he has wasted a total of five wishes. If he had not been so stupid and hateful, he could have used his third wish from Jafar to become wealthy, but instead he postponed making his wish so that Jafar could help him get revenge on Aladdin. In the epsisode "Some Enchanted Genie," he once again wastes his wishes trying to cause pain and suffering for Aladdin and his friends. If it weren't for his obsession with getting revenge on Aladdin he probably would have managed to use at least one wish to gain the riches he desires.
Amin Damoola is a stupid, clumsy, and annoying thief, who appears in four episodes. While neither very bright, nor powerful, Amin always finds a way to cause trouble for Aladdin (and usually ends up in trouble himself). Some of these ways are stealing a magical glove, creating a large green dragon, and getting a bunch of magical tools from Mozenrath. In his last episode he was working for Mozenrath, and failed him; Mozenrath had gvien Amin a choice-succeed in stealing the Sultan and become the greatest thief of Agrabah or face Mozenrath's anger and regret the day he was born. Mozenrath did not take that too well, and it is likely that he possibly turned him into a mamluck (zombie) or killed him ruthlessly. However, since Amin makes a fourth appearance in the episode Sneeze the Day, Mozenrath may have forgiven him (or maybe Amin already paid his penalty or escaped Mozenrath's wrath—or it may be out of place in the chronology of the series).
His first name (Amin) is common in Arabic, but his last name (Damoola) is a play-on-words referring to his insatiable greed i.e. I'm in da moola (the money). His voice is an impression of Inspector Clouseau (the Peter Sellers version) with a slight Arabian tint.
He is so incompetent as a thief that he is nicknamed "Butterfingers".
Arbutus is a sorcerer who appeared in one episode of the series. He has the power to make vegetation and flora immediately grow and manipulate them to his will. His name comes from the genus of trees called Arbutus. The character is voiced by Ron Perlman. While not evil in nature, he has more in common with plants than with humans and sees most humans as enemies for killing his beautiful works of art for their crass purposes (wood for heat and smoke which blocks the sun, flowers to die slowly in vases, etc.). He sees himself as an artist and makes most plants grow with the intention of creating something beautiful, even during battle. He is especially appreciative of 'living beauty' and while he prefers plants he is aware that other organisms such as birds and even humans can enhance his artwork.
Many years ago, a younger Sultan came to the garden of Arbutus because he had heard that the most beautiful flowers grew there, to pick a flower for his bride. Arbutus did not attempt to harm the Sultan upon his entry, as he admired the beauty of the garden. But the sorcerer was enraged when the Sultan plucked a flower, effectively killing it. In order to allow the Sultan to go free he demanded that in 20 years time he be given the Sultan's most precious treasure. Desperate to escape and not fully grasping Arbutus' meaning, the Sultan quickly agreed and hurried away. Twenty years later, Arbutus came to Agrabah for the Sultan's most precious treasure — Jasmine. At no point in the episode does he make any attempt to physically harm Jasmine despite holding her captive, and even befriends her briefly due to her gentle words, her appreciation of his artwork, and the fact that she is named after a flower.
Arbutus' only weakness is the rose on his lapel. Once it is cut off, he withers and dies, as does the beautiful garden which he created. Jasmine explains to Aladdin that Arbutus is not evil, only 'different', and she, Aladdin, Sultan and Genie replant the flower, which perks up, and a deep inhalation is heard, suggesting that he will return to life in time. Arbutus bears an uncanny resemblance to Jafar.
Aziz, voiced by Michael Bell (actor), is one of Aladdin's first adversaries in the series. He is a small and ugly man, later turned to a goblin-like creature who can use his breath for almost anything, including attack, create illusions of entire deserts, or even turning people into small slug-like beings. It is apparent in the episode Destiny on Fire that these powers come with a price, as throughout the episode, Aziz seems to have a short breath and eventually goes on fire.
Aziz first appears in the two part episode Seems Like Old Crimes as a part of a small traveling circus along with his friends Fatima (Charity James) and Minos (Keith David). They use the monkey Abu to pickpocket their audience, but eventually hire the young Aladdin to do this instead. When Aladdin objects to stripping innocent citizens of all their money, Minos brings him in on their plan to steal the fabled Destiny Stone. Aladdin, Minos, Fatima, Aziz, and Abu go to the ruins where the Destiny Stone is kept. When the trio attempt to steal the Destiny Stone, they are instead trapped inside, while Aladdin and Abu escape. Many years later, the three of them escape. Aziz has become a goblin, Minos has become a minotaur and Fatima has become a harpy. With their newfound powers, the three of them go on a crime spree in Agrabah, eventually setting their eyes on conquering the city and getting revenge on Aladdin for causing them to be trapped for many years, and in Fatima's case, for turning her into a monster. They eventually return to the temple where the Destiny Stone was held, where after a brief conversation with Jasmine, Minos and Fatima, who have mutual love for each other decide not to kill Aladdin, which causes Aziz to turn against them and attack them with his magic breath. The Destiny Stone thus turns Minos and Fatima back into humans, while Aziz prefers to keep his powers and escapes. Aziz is defeated in the episode Destiny on Fire, where he uses his breath to transform all of Agrabah's people to slug-like creatures and take over the palace as well as bind Aladdin and Razoul together with a magic handcuff after noticing their own personal dislike towards the other. Eventually, Aladdin and Razoul noticed that overuse of Aziz's magic breath causes him to go on fire. When they have him try to destroy each other, Aziz eventually explodes and turns into three stars in the sky.
Chaos, voiced by Matt Frewer, is a winged blue cat who desires that life be unpredictable, full of surprise and change. Chaos is an extremely powerful entity of whom both Mirage and Genie are terrified of. Chaos is a fun-loving prankster and uses his power for antics and light-hearted harassment rather than intentional, malicious evil. He does get angry when people start giving him orders, warning in a threatening voice not to do so. He also has a strong dislike of Destiny, since the notion of predestination rubs him up the wrong way. Like Genie, his magical tricks tend to reference other media. Chaos possesses several traits similar to the Cheshire Cat from Disney's Alice in Wonderland, such as disappearing, leaving only his grin behind, and leaving footprints before actually appearing.
Eden is Genie's girlfriend, voiced by Debi Derryberry, She is first introduced in the episode "Some Enchanted Genie" and only appearing in one other episode: "The Book of Khartoum." Genie falls in love with her at first sight and tries to impress her by granting her master free wishes. Initially taken aback by his sudden appearance, she eventually agrees to a date and the two fall in love. Her master is an optimistic young orphan named Dhandi. Although her first wish is simply to have enough food to prevent her being hungry for the rest of her life, Dhandi sacrifices her second wish to prevent Aladdin and Genie from being turned into cockroaches by Abis Mal when he had the bottle. In the end, Dhandi accidentally uses her last wish to make Eden stay with her forever, postponing Genie's romance until Dhandi's life ends. However, Eden tells Genie that she is all that Dhandi has and that she cannot just leave her at that point in life, to which Genie understands. The two tell each other that they will wait until the time comes that they will finally be together.
In the episode "The Book of Khartoum," Eden visits Genie to go on a date. Genie misses the date because he has been captured by Mozenrath, who wants to use him to power a furnace that will create the philosopher's stone, which he will use to become "the most powerful wizard ever." Mozenrath discovers that just one genie can't provide enough power to the furnace to create the philosopher's stone, so he is happy when Eden shows up to rescue him. He tricks her into agreeing to exchange herself for Genie, but Mozenrath double crosses her. He traps her with Genie and uses their combined power to heat the furnace and create the philosopher's stone. It is likely that Eden agreed to the deal even knowing that Mozenrath might double cross her, because she knew she would get free somehow. Otherwise, Dhandi's last wish wouldn't be fulfilled. She knew the laws of the cosmos would cause her to be freed somehow so she could stay with Dhandi for the rest of her life. After Mozenrath double crosses Eden and finishes making the stone, he is double crossed himself by Khartoum, a sorcerer trapped in the Book of Khartoum. Khartoum was the one who told Mozenrath to make the stone. Khartoum uses the stone to become free and is on the verge of taking out Mozenrath when Aladdin frees Genie and Eden while the two sorcerers are distracted. The two genies have been weakened, but they restore their power with the Genie embrace and take the philosopher's stone away from Khartoum, who then becomes trapped in the book again. The philosopher's stone becomes so powerful that it's about to self-destruct, so the genies take it into the sky where it won't hurt anyone, then return to Agrabah for their date.
Mechanicles (pronounced "Meh-khan-ah-KLEEZ", sometimes misspelled "Mechanikles") is a mad scientist who seems to be of an ancient Greek culture (always styling himself as "greatest of the great Greek geniuses"), he is known for being able to make complex technological robots resembling insects (particularly beetles), and other arthropods such as scorpions, in a range of sizes from miniscule to gigantic, almost always with what appears to be a consistent usage of copper alloys such as bronze (especially for their outer casings), which he uses for his various plots. His voice is provided by Charlie Adler. When he first appeared, he was attacking a distant village with large robotic beetles, even managing to capture Genie and Carpet—forcing Aladdin to face the fact that he had become too dependent on them and had begun to take them for granted—before the group found him and destroyed his largest, greatest robot.
Other than his large ego, Mechanicles seems to have an obsessive-compulsive need for cleanliness and order; Aladdin and the other heroes usually find themselves able to distract him by something simple, for example spilling oil on his tile floor. This obsessive-compulsive disorder seems to be the plot behind his schemes, for example; he tried to turn the entire desert into glass because glass is a smooth surface, while sand is shifty and "dirty", or when he stole cargo off a ship to boil the ocean because using steam is a better cleaning technique to clean clothes rather than normal scrubbing. He even attempted to destroy the whole of Thundra's rainforest with mechanical termites to ensure a perfectly clean world. On another occasion when he managed to assume control of Agrabah using a robot to hypnotise everyone, his primary focus after he had established himself as the new ruler was to begin ordering the city to be cleaned, but this plan was fortunately thwarted when Genie and Carpet—who were immune to the robot's hypnotic skills—managed to free Aladdin from its control and subsequently destroy the robot.
He also made a short-lived alliance with Abis Mal, out of a common desire to exact revenge on Aladdin. Using Abis Mal's magical "mood stones" fixed to Mechanicles' small robotic beetles, the pair aimed to weaken the heroes and destroy them with a mechanical praying mantis. However, Aladdin was able to resist the power of stones, and like all of Abis Mal's magical schemes, it backfired upon both himself and Mechanicles.
Mirage is one of Aladdin's recurring enemies in the TV series. A cat-like enchantress (similar to the Egyptian goddess Bast) with power over illusions, dreams and shadows, her magic powers are enough to create a mirage of Agrabah, its people and Aladdin's friends. This, combined with her stunning keenness and ruthlessness, makes her a dangerous enemy. She is voiced by Bebe Neuwirth. Mirage is inscrutable in her motives. She never provides any insight herself, and other evidence is circumstantial at best. It is possible that she intends to kill Aladdin and his friends and then take over Agrabah (or the world); she certainly attempts the former several times; however, she is called "Evil Incarnate" during the course of the series, and it is possible that all of her actions are motivated simply by malice. The only reliable evidence is from the mysterious blind magician Phasir, who appears in few episodes of the series and who seems to have some history with Mirage, though it is not expanded on.
In the Aladdin episode "Eye Of The Beholder" she tests Aladdin and Jasmine's love for each other by turning Jasmine into a poisonous anthropomorphic snake. The attempts initially appeared successfully, rendering Jasmine poisonous to the touch, but when Aladdin turned himself into a snake to be with her, Phasir appeared to Mirage, informing her that she had failed, and lifted the spell on the two of them. In one episode, her keenness turned Aladdin's old friend Amal against him, in another episode, he had to race against time before his city's inhabitants become slaves in their sleep. In yet another episode, she directed an even more powerful entity, the winged feline form being named Chaos towards Agrabah. However, even Mirage feared Chaos, having to use quick thinking to avoid a confrontation with him. However, it turns out that in the end of the episode it is shown that Chaos was manipulating her the whole time, putting her in a situation where she saved the day and thus making life a little more interesting.
Mozenrath is a young evil sorcerer and necromancer, around the same age as Aladdin. He is always accompanied by his flying eel, Xerxes. He was voiced by the Late Jonathan Brandis in the Disney animated television series Aladdin. He is one of the main antagonists in the series. Mozenrath is an evil, power-hungry young sorcerer. He is the ruler of the Land of the Black Sand, a kingdom where the sand is black, the sun is usually blocked by clouds, and the only residents are himself, his flying eel sidekick Xerxes, and an army of Mamluks, undead soldiers who serve him. He is quite open and accepting about his own cruelty and he prides himself on his ruthlessness. He took control of the Land of the Black Sand from its former ruler, the sorcerer Destane. According to Iago, Destane was a real hard case and even Jafar steered clear of him. Mozenrath explained that Destane was like a father to him until he "stole his power and his humanity," turning him into one of his undead soldiers. This implies that Destane was his master until Mozenrath betrayed him, killed him, and turned his body into a zombie. However, the actual story is a mystery. Nobody knows exactly what happened, just that Destane is a zombie now, Mozenrath has his magic, and he's ruling in his place. His floating Eel familiar Xerxes (voiced by Frank Welker) and his undead Mamluk army are loyal to him and will follow any of his orders.
His main goal is to conquer and rule the Seven Deserts, including Agrabah. While he and his undead Mamluk soldiers have secure control over the Land of the Black Sand, they are not powerful enough to conquer the other kingdoms that Mozenrath wants to rule. Because of this, his plots and schemes usually involve obtaining more magic and becoming more powerful, and it is up to the heroes to stop him. Through the course of the series he tried to kill Aladdin and his friends whenever they got in the way of his plans, nearly succeeding on several occasions, only to be defeated in the end. He also attempted to capture Genie several times so that he could tap his magical energies and use them for his own purposes. In Mozenrath's debut episode (Episode 37 - "The Citadel"), Iago referred to the sorcerer as "Jafar Jr." It was an apt comparison, as Mozenrath demonstrated Jafar's ambition and cruelty. In the episode "Black Sand," Mozenrath was seen in Jafar's old room and later in the episode, Iago asked him if he knew Jafar. Mozenrath did not answer.
It would have been easy for him to kill Aladdin at any time simply by teleporting to where Aladdin was and finishing him, but he did not, perhaps because Aladdin and his friends spared his life whenever they defeated him. Nevertheless, he does try to kill Aladdin and his friends on several occasions when they are about to thwart one of his schemes or have just succeeded in doing so. Because Aladdin and his friends are good guys, they never kill Mozenrath, allowing Mozenrath to return to his own devices after he is defeated. The last time they defeated him, after becoming fed up with his repeated attempts to harm them, they took away his gauntlet, the source of most of his magical power. Genie then trapped him in a cage attached to a giant balloon and sent it flying away. It is unknown what happened to Mozenrath after this. All we know is that Mozenrath survived the balloon cage because genies can't kill.
The Mukhtar (voiced by John Kassir) is a reptilian humanoid, apparently the last surviving member of the race of Mukhtars, sworn enemies of Genies. Though Mukhtars would generally hunt Genies just for the honour, the last Muktar acknowledges that times have changed, and now he hunts Genies for gold. Like Genie, he does not have a specific name. He is often seen riding on a strange, biped, theropod-like animal with an eagle's head named "Saurus".
The Mukhtar appears in two episodes, "Genie Hunt" and "The Hunted". In the former of these, he works for one of Genie's former masters, Al Gebraic, to capture Genie and put him into his service again. In the latter, he is hired by Mozenrath to capture Genie so that Mozenrath could entrap him in the crystal of Ix and steal his powers, but ends up turning on Mozenrath and helping Aladdin rescue Genie after he saves him from a giant monstrous killer plant inside Mozenrath's palace. At the end of the episode, Genie and Mukhtar part as friends.
Phasir (voiced by the late Ed Gilbert) appears frequently through the series. His first appearance is in the episode "Do the Rat Thing", but he is not named or given any background until the episode "The Prophet Motive", where he is identified as Phasir, an old seer and powerful wizard who turned his evil giant brother, Fashoom, into stone many centuries ago. The end of that episode also reveals that he actually has a single eye, but he wears bands over his one eye, which makes him appear to be just blind (it is never made clear whether he actually is blind or merely pretends to be in order to hide his eye). Later episodes, such as "Eye of the Beholder" and "While the City Snoozes" hint that Phasir has had dealings with Mirage in the past and they may have once been lovers (he states to himself that love will one day lead Mirage back to him).
Sadira is introduced as an antagonist in the TV series; however, she later becomes friends with Aladdin and the others. She is voiced by the actress Kellie Martin. Originally just another street rat - much like Aladdin himself had been - Sadira developed an obsession with Aladdin after he saved her from Razoul. Dejected over his rejection of her in favor of Jasmine, she subsequently fell into a cavern where she made contact with a group of 'sand witches', who taught her various magical spells that featured sand as part of the incantations. So armed, she unleashed a sand beast in an attempt to get Jasmine out of the picture, but in her haste she failed to think more about what she wanted the creature to do, how to completely control the creature and it subsequently ran rampant before the group were able to stop it.
Her second attempt featured Sadira using an unidentified 'memory sand' that caused the entire city's memories - and apparently even history itself - to be altered, resulting in Sadira being the princess and engaged to Aladdin while Jasmine was on the streets, with she and Aladdin never having even met; however, the spell had no effect on Abu, Iago and Rajah, who swiftly escaped the palace to search for Jasmine. Despite her initial skepticism, Jasmine began to believe Iago's story when she saw the wedding parade, feeling drawn to Aladdin despite having no memory of him. Sadira attempted to stop them by having the wedding moved to that very night, but the animals and Jasmine managed to interrupt the wedding before Sadira and Aladdin could kiss. Realizing that he felt more right with Jasmine than he ever had with Sadira, even when he could not remember her, Aladdin kissed Jasmine, resulting in history returning to normal with only Iago, Abu, Rajah and Sadira retaining any memory of the experience.
In Sadira's third attempt, she cast a spell to transform Aladdin into a heroic dragon-slaying prince and Abu into a horse, simultaneously opening a portal to the land of her fantasies, where she and Aladdin could live without any interference from Jasmine. Although Genie managed to close the portal, the subsequent mixture of Genie's magic with Sadira's spells meant that Aladdin still believed himself to be the prince despite the lack of any armor or even a dragon to slay, as well as Abu becoming a mule, forcing them to recreate Sadira's fantasy in order to break the spell. In the process, however, Sadira and Jasmine actually bonded to a certain degree, developing an appreciation for each other's skills and putting their old rivalry to rest as they worked together to vanquish the out-of-control mechanical dragon Genie had created while Aladdin was under the spell's influence. Despite her new friendship with the group, Sadira was forced to face the remnants of her past actions when, while attempting to make a soup, she accidentally released the Sand Witches who had taught her in the first place. Having framed Sadira for releasing a sand viper on the city, the Sand Witches attempted to win her over to their side and thus raise the ancient City of Sand to destroy Agrabah, but in the end Sadira chose her new friendship with the group and helped them to defeat the Witches.
She later appears in the end of Aladdin and the King of Thieves, when Aladdin and Jasmine finally get married.
- Haroud Hazi Bin (voiced by James Avery): Abis Mal's sarcastic and cynical henchman who often considers his boss's schemes ill-conceived. He is calm and clear thinking and is able to manipulate his idiot boss for his own schemes, especially if it involves physical work. It is likely that his name is a pun on the phrase "How rude has he been?"
- Saleen (voiced by Julie Brown): A bratty siren who hates not getting her way. She has a companion, an octopus named Armond. Her goal is to capture Aladdin and make him her merman prince of the sea. Her name is a pun on saline, or salt water.
- Xerxes (voiced by Frank Welker): Mozenrath's flying eel.
- Ayam Aghoul (voiced by the late Hamilton Camp): An undead ghoul, obsessed with trapping Aladdin and his friends in the Netherworld forever. However, Aghoul is often sent back to the Netherworld in the end. Because of Aghoul's undead passion, Iago often nicknames him "Death Breath." His name is a comical adaptation of "I am a Ghoul."
- Shadow Aladdin: Shadow Aladdin was created by Ayam Aghoul, he originally is a henchman of Aghoul's shadow, but when Aghoul is killed Shadow Aladdin goes off by himself. However, as he looks for a new host body, Aladdin recaptures him.
- Caliph Kapok (voiced by Tim Curry): The disembodied head of a wizard who desires to have ultimate control over his kind-hearted body. He managed to behead Aladdin once- resulting in some tension as Aladdin's cooly rational head initially disdained being re-attached to his impulsively romantic body, although the two achieved reconciliation after the body saved the head from falling into the fire-, only to be thwarted by his own game in the end when Aladdin used a mirror to reflect his power back at him.
- Sootinai (voiced by Dorian Harewood): A smoke spirit that only appeared in the episode, The Vapor Chase; was originally composed of smaller spirits. When all of the spirits merged into one, they became Sootinai. Sootinai can absorb the smoke from fires, making him himself larger and more powerful. His name derives from the phrase "Soot in Eye"
- The Al Muddy: The Al Muddy are a race of subterranean mud-monsters.
- Malcho (voiced by Hector Elizondo): Malcho is a giant flying serpent who is an enemy of Thundra and (later) Iago and Aladdin, and is likely to have been based on the Mesoamerican deity Quetzalcoatl.
- Magma (voiced by Tone Loc): A fire elemental with the power to control earth's temperature. Known as the Lord of Volcanos he is summoned by lighting the Candle of Magma. When Abis Mal calls for him so he will force the Sultan to hand over Agrabah to the thief. When the Sultan refuses Magma heats up the city ground temperature at the point that water vaporizes and wooden carts spontaneously combust. Eventually, the efreet is defeated when he falls down a deep well. The resulting steam pressure launches him into the sun.
- Nefir Hasenuf (voiced by Rene Auberjonois): Nefir is an Egyptian-themed imp whose greed rivals that of Iago. He always causes great calamity and uses his great imp ingenuity to capitalize on the needs of those involved to obtain treasures. Unlike Iago who is sometimes bound by moral choices for his friends' sake, Nefir has no restraint to accomplish his goals selfishly. His name is a comical adaptation of "Never Has Enough".
- Khartoum (voiced by the late Tony Jay): An evil wizard imprisoned within his own book. His only hope of release is a magical gem called the Philosopher's Stone which contains the power of the cosmos. All he needs is someone greedy enough to create the stone and release him from his prison. As it turns out, Mozenrath is that "someone" when he finds the book. After the young wizard creates the stone, Khartoum double crosses him and takes the stone for himself. Khartoum likes a power-hungry wizard.
- Dominus Tusk (voiced by Jim Cummings): A giant minotaur who served as a frequent, albeit usually minor threat, and was often quickly disposed of by the heroes.
- Ajed Al Gebraic (Voiced by the late Jonathan Harris): Genie's old master, who is very greedy. He used up all his three wishes and sold Genie to a Sorcerer for eternal life but not eternal youth. He appears in the episode "Genie Hunt" and his name is based on the math problem "Algebraic".
- Sultan Pasta Al Dente (voiced by Stuart Pankin): Pasta is the ruler of the land of Getzistan, known throughout the Seven Deserts for their casinos, much like Las Vegas, Nevada.
- Queen Hippsodeth (voiced by Kate Mulgrew): Hippsodeth is the ruler of the Isle of Galifem, home of the Galifem warriors. After being defeated by the Sultan in battle, she fell in love with him.
- Scara (voiced by Susan Tolsky): An overweight "right-hand woman" of Queen Hippsodeth and one of the Galifem warriors, a goofy, comic relief character.
- Merc (voiced by Dorian Harewood): Merc is the captain of a flying ship who appeared in two episodes: "Raiders of the Lost Shark" and "Beast or Famine." He is also seen at the end of Aladdin and the King of Thieves, when Aladdin and Jasmine finally get married.
- Prince Uncouthma (voiced by Tino Insana): Uncouthma is the ruler of the barbarian land of Odiferous. While the city of Agrabah has an Arab theme, the people of Odiferous are based on the European Germanic peoples. He first appeared in the episode "Smells Like Trouble" as a suitor for Princess Jasmine, unaware that she was already betrothed. He went on to marry a woman named Brawnhilda (voiced by Carol Kane) and have a son called Bud (voiced by E.G. Daily). He has a cameo in Aladdin and the King of Thieves in the crowd along with his wife and son around the wedding procession path.
- General Gouda (voiced by Ron Perlman): Prince Uncouthma's military chief.
- Thundra (voiced by Candi Milo): Thundra, the Rainbird, oversees all the world's weather. She is Iago's romantic counterpart.She appears in three episodes, Fowl weather, Rain of Terror, and The Love Bug.
- Squirt (voiced by Frank Welker): A small wallaby/rabbit/gorilla-like creature of unknown origin, he only appeared in the episode "Scare Necessities". He is often prey by multiple species of different kinds, including humans. He has the power to grant the wish of whoever scares him, allowing him to run away. In the episode he appears in, he made as a good friend to Iago, who set a mirror in front of him, scaring him, and granting his own wish, sending him to his homeland.
- Prince Wazoo (voiced by Jim Cummings): He appeared in "Do the Rat Thing."
- The Sand Monster (also voiced be Jim Cummings): Sadira wanted the creature to do his bidding, but all he wanted to do is to "smash stuff".
- Tyrannosaurus Rex (not voiced): The king of the dinosaurs that was extinct for 65,000,000 years. One survived from being extinct in episode 9. Aladdin and his friends were searching for food in a forest and a huge T-Rex arrived. He starts attacking Aladdin. Aladdin built a trap on it. It was crushed by huge rocks, but it survived and was alive. It starts attacking the village on the mountain and eating everything. He defeated Aladdin and his friends. Abu defeated him by making him fall off the cliff. The T-Rex falls in the forest and dies. Abu gets hit by his tail and he falls. Abu has survived and the T-Rex was dead.
- Evil Aladdin and Evil Genie(the same voices of the original characters):They were creations of Chaos against Aladdin and Genie to make them understand their forces.
Aladdin and the King of Thieves
Cassim is Aladdin's father and serves as the deuteragonist of the third film. He is voiced by John Rhys-Davies. He left his wife and newborn son in Agrabah over twenty years ago to explore the world and pursue a better life for his family, not wanting to be looked down upon. Some time later, he fell in with the Forty Thieves, eventually becoming their leader (the "King of Thieves"), and incorporated a new law: never hurt the innocent. His latest plan before the events of Aladdin and the King of Thieves was to try and steal the Oracle, as he had found evidence that it existed, and believed it might be among the gifts going to Agrabah. He intended to find the treasure of the Vanishing Isle so he could return to his family knowing they would then be provided for.
Cassim is first seen in the film disguised as the King of Thieves, carrying out a plot to raid Aladdin and Jasmine's wedding. As soon as the ceremony starts, he gives the word for the other thirty-nine to distract the guards while he searches for the Oracle. The plan works, to an extent- Cassim is confronted by Aladdin, and the two fight, both unaware of the fact that they are father and son. He manages to escape, swearing to meet Aladdin again. Aladdin later catches up to his father after learning he is "trapped in the world of the Forty Thieves", when Cassim utters the secret words to open the hideout of the Thieves ("Open Sesame"). He is confronted by Sa'luk, a rival of his, about the failure of the raid in Agrabah, and Sa'luk is about to kill him when Aladdin intervenes. Aladdin reveals that he is his son, and this is proved when the dagger slips out of his cloak. Cassim tells them that this is true, but nevertheless, since he found the location of their hideout, he must die- or face the challenge in a battle for his life against Sa'luk, which Aladdin narrowly succeeds at. After the challenge, Cassim shows Aladdin a secret chamber, and Aladdin offers an invitation to his wedding, which Cassim is at first hesitant about. Eventually, Iago offers to lead Cassim to where the Oracle is if he participates in Aladdin's wedding, to which Cassim accepts.
Cassim easily bonds with Genie, the Sultan and Jasmine (after a change of clothes and dealing with some of Genie's antics) but is ultimately too obsessed with the pull of the treasure to enjoy the time with his son too much, as he has already learned of the Oracle current location from Iago. Nevertheless, as he attempts to take the Oracle, Cassim promises Iago he will go straight to attend the wedding after it, but they are caught by Razoul and the Palace Guards, who have been tipped off by Sa'luk, who has survived his battle against Aladdin is now enacting his revenge against Cassim. He is sentenced to life in prison along with 31 thieves that have been captured during Razoul's raid of the hideout, but later on that night, Aladdin, disguised as himself in his King of Thieves clothes, helps him escape out of love. Once out of Agrabah, Cassim and Iago go back to the Thieves. Upon arriving, they find that Sa'luk manipulated the remaining 7 thieves into believing that Cassim sold them out and now follow Sa'luk as their new leader, despite the fact the imprisoned 31 thieves know that it was Sa'luk who sold them out, not Cassim. Being held hostage with Iago, he is forced to use the Oracle to lead them to the Vanishing Isle, while he secretly commands Iago to escape to warn Aladdin. As the Thieves reached the Isle by ship, Cassim is saved by Aladdin, who knocks Sa'luk unconscious, and they venture into the Vanishing Isle to obtain the hand of Midas. They succeed, but Sa'luk quickly follows, taking Aladdin hostage, threatening Cassim that he will kill Aladdin unless he hand over the Hand of Midas. Cassim, deciding Aladdin is far more valuable than the hand, tosses it to Sa'luk, who foolishly catches it by the hand instead of the handle. Sa'luk is instantly turned into a golden statue and falls into the chamber filled with water. Cassim and Aladdin then escape out of the Isle. He throws the Hand of Midas into the sea realizing that he has not lost his ultimate treasure: his son, and apologizes for taking so long to realize it. Cassim attends Aladdin and Jasmine's wedding later, watching from the shadows, as he is still a wanted man for his past crimes. He accepts Iago, who feels he no longer has a place with Aladdin and the others as they prepare for a new life of responsibility, as a travelling companion, and goes off to venture the world. As the film ends, Cassim is last seen with Iago waving farewell to his son and daughter-in-law before riding off into the night to tour the world.
Sa'luk is the primary antagonist of the third and final film, voiced by the late Jerry Orbach. He is a ruthless, violent brute, and he seems to have pleasure in killing. His primary weapon is a knuckleduster with 3 bronze claws attached. He is very strong and an exceptionally capable fighter, able to defeat the entirety of the remaining Forty Thieves without breaking a sweat and kill a shark with his bare hands. He is tall, gray skinned, wearing a black vest, a red cummerbund and baggy blue pants.
When Aladdin arrives at the thieves' lair, Saluk, angry at Cassim for leading them to a failed attempt to steal the oracle from Aladdin's wedding, attempts a mutiny against Cassim, but Aladdin steps in before they can fight and subdues Saluk. Saluk then says to the other thieves that they must kill Aladdin for knowing the location of the hideout. Cassim, having little authority over the thieves but wanting to save his son, gives Aladdin the chance to fight for his life. Saluk instantly volunteers to be "the one to test him". Aladdin takes a rather severe beating, but is eventually able to subdue and defeat Saluk, who falls down a cliff during the fight to his apparent death. But Saluk survives, and knows that he has by now been replaced by Aladdin. In a spiteful rage, Saluk reveals the location of the thieves' hideout to Razoul, in exchange for immunity from prosecution. When Razoul arrests 31 of the thieves, Saluk finds out that Cassim and Aladdin are not among them. When Saluk hears that Aladdin is in Agrabah, he assumes Cassim is too, and reveals that Cassim, Aladdin's recently arrived father, is the King of Thieves. Then he returns to the thieves lair, and convinces the remaining seven thieves that it was actually Cassim who gave up the location of the hideout, despite the fact that the 31 thieves already know that Saluk is the one who sold them out. After Saluk reminds them of life before Cassim, he rallies the thieves to join him in his own quest for the Hand of Midas. When Cassim and Iago arrive at the thieves' lair, Saluk, as the new leader of the remaining thieves, has them tied up. The thieves sail away, trying to find the Vanishing Island, where the hand of Midas is, with the Oracle's help; however, Iago escapes and tells Aladdin. Aladdin and company follow the thieves to the Vanishing Isle, where it comes to a great battle. Saluk corners both Aladdin and Cassim and demands that they give him the hand or he will kill Aladdin. Cassim throws the golden hand, and Saluk greedily grabs it; however, despite having obtaining the Hand of Midas, Saluk decides to kill Aladdin anyway for his pleasure, much to Cassim's anger. Saluk later finds out that he had grabbed the golden hand itself instead of the wooden handle, and with that in mind, he is permanently turned into a golden statue and falls to the bottom of the hand chamber, shortly before the Vanishing Island disappears beneath the water.
The Oracle is an omniscient entity bound to a staff, who answers one question per person. It is being given as a gift at Aladdin and Jasmine's wedding. It is how Aladdin learns of his father, and it eventually leads Cassim to the location of the hand of Midas. It is voiced by CCH Pounder.
Disney's Aladdin in Nasira's Revenge
Nasira is Jafar's fraternal twin sister. She appeared in the Disney's Aladdin in Nasira's Revenge video game and is voiced by Jodi Benson. Nasira is a powerful sorceress who planned on resurrecting Jafar after his death. She planned to use several magical artifacts to create a spell so powerful that it would bring Jafar back. She single-handedly took control of Agrabah in one night and nearly killed Aladdin a few times. She also tried to sacrifice Princess Jasmine to Anubis the Egyptian God of Mummification. Nasira almost brought Jafar back to life but was foiled by Aladdin in the end. Her fate after is unclear, though she most likely survived since she was last seen floating away.
- Arachnid: She is bigger than a camel and fiercely guards the Oasis exit. Don't face her head on. Learn to be agile in her web and you will leave victorious.
- Anubis: This jackal headed monster is master of the tombs and you will fight him in the Pyramids.
- Evil Sultan: He is a deadly adversary astride the Golden Phoenix. Fly the Magic Carpet into the battle pressing the square button to attack. Dodge his missile launches and look out when he slams on the brakes. Win this air battle to rescue Jasmine's father, the true Sultan of Agrabah.
Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams
Sahara is Jasmine's deceased mother's horse who was the only one who could ride her. When Sahara was missing, Jasmine went looking for him and rode him back to Agrabah before her father noticed his disappearance.
Hakeem is Jasmine's little cousin. He looks like Aladdin but his personality is different. He is a little worried that he has lost a horse named Sahara, so Jasmine promised him that she will return Sahara to him. Before the Sultan came to feed a treat to Sahara.
Aneesa is Jasmine's loyal servant who works in the palace. She first convinces the discouraged Jasmine never to give up and tries her best. When Sahara went missing, she tries to distract the Sultan from going to the royal stables.
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- ^ Thomas, Bob: "Chapter 9: A New Tradition", page 135. Disney's Art of Animation: From Mickey Mouse to Hercules, 1997
- ^ Magic Kingdom Attractions: Magic Carpets of Aladdin
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- ^ "He's got more magic in his little whisker than a palace full of genies"
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