History WMG / Aladdin

25th Jun '16 11:25:06 AM Anorgil
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In one scene, Genie notes that Aladdin's clothes are "so third century". Considering that the Genie most likely doesn't know about fashion trends while in his lamp, while also considering the Genie has been trapped in his lamp for 10,000 years and makes references to 20th century entertainment, the setting for Aladdin must be at least 10,989 AD. This not only explains Genie's constant impressions, but also why people praise Allah but show no other signs of Islam (degeneration of the religion after thousands of years). Agrabah is simply Arabia after an apocalypse, having lost all modern technology (except for talking parrots and magic carpets) and maintaining [[{{Disney/Hercules}} some Greek culture]]. This also accounts for the existence of bras and heart-print boxers, new world monkeys, and new world fruits.

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In one scene, Genie notes that Aladdin's clothes are "so third century". Considering that the Genie most likely doesn't know about fashion trends while in his lamp, while also considering the Genie has been trapped in his lamp for 10,000 years and makes references to 20th century entertainment, the setting for Aladdin must be at least 10,989 AD. This not only explains Genie's constant impressions, but also why people praise Allah but show no other signs of Islam Islam/Christianity/Judaism (degeneration of the religion after thousands of years). Agrabah is simply Arabia after an apocalypse, having lost all modern technology (except for talking parrots and magic carpets) and maintaining [[{{Disney/Hercules}} some Greek culture]]. This also accounts for the existence of bras and heart-print boxers, new world monkeys, and new world fruits.
25th Jun '16 11:21:59 AM Anorgil
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He used to be an actually loyal vizier. But after years of having to deal with the Sultan, it made him an utter asshole who's sick of playing second fiddle.

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He used to be an actually loyal vizier. But after years of having to deal with the Sultan, it made him an utter asshole who's sick of playing second fiddle.
fiddle; his introduction to Aladdin as "a lowly prisoner like yourself" was therefore more FromACertainPointOfView than BlatantLies.
25th Jun '16 10:38:36 AM Anorgil
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[[WMG: The Genie created the Cave of Wonders to ensure that his next master would free him.]]
The Cave of Wonders only allows TheChosenOne to enter, and even then, if he touched anything except the lamp, he would never make it far enough to find the lamp or become master of the Genie. This was by the Genie's design; he wanted a master who would not be swayed by material wealth, and who would therefore be more likely to free him. (He even had a contingency in case even the Chosen One were swayed by material wealth; the altar would burst into flame, which would have melted the lamp and destroyed the Genie permanently if Aladdin hadn't just removed it.)
25th Jun '16 10:18:31 AM Anorgil
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[[WMG: The Sultan and Jasmine double-checked with the guards about Aladdin.]]
Between the time the Sultan dressed down Jafar for having Aladdin "executed" and the time Prince Ali took Jasmine on the carpet ride, the Sultan and Jasmine double-checked with the palace guards, who informed them that there had been no executions since before Aladdin was arrested, and that for all they knew Aladdin was still in the dungeon. Then they checked his cell and found that he had escaped, explaining why Jasmine was less surprised than she should have been that "Prince Ali" was actually "the boy from the market."
16th Jun '16 1:41:12 PM ScroogeMacDuck
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[[WMG: Anachronism is just something that comes with magic power, for some reason]]
To support my theory, look at Jafar. As soon as he's become the "most powerful sorcerer in the world", he begins acting mildly anachronistic (he uses his staff like a golf club, which I'm pretty sure didn't exist in… whatever time period the film is set; the way the tower he hits with it flies off is conspicuously similar to a rocket launching…). Iago, too, who probably became a TalkingAnimal thanks to some magical AppliedPhlebotinum, routinely [[AnachronisticStew stews anachronisms]]. We all know the Genie's own shenanigans. And of course, there is the Oracle in the third movie. Additionally, the Peddler, if he [[{{Jossed}} isn't]] the Genie, could very have gained his anachronistic qualities because he owned the lamp.
26th Apr '16 12:04:18 PM ScroogeMacDuck
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[[WMG: Why Genie put the palace on that mountain…]]
This details has been bothering many. Here's a possible explanation: Jafar's ''own house'' was located on the mountain. When he became the sultan, all royal attributes were passed to him: the suit, the hat… and the palace.
23rd Apr '16 11:24:32 AM Kinola
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* Not sure what life in a harem was like back then, but I honestly think it would depend on what Jasmine's birth order would be, or whether she had an older brother or not.
29th Mar '16 1:01:59 PM MJsBiggestFan
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** This actually seems plausible seeing as there was [[Characters/{{AladdinTheSeries}} another Genie in the series who was kind and green.]]



--> Al, you're never gonna find another girl like her in a million years. Believe me, I know. I've checked.

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--> Al, you're never gonna find another girl like her in a million years. Believe me, I know. I've checked.looked.



* This entire theory has been Jossed bt WordOfGod, as Ron and Jon have stated that Agrabah is supposed to be Baghdad in ancient times.

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* This entire theory has been Jossed bt by WordOfGod, as Ron and Jon have stated that Agrabah is supposed to be Baghdad in ancient times.
13th Feb '16 8:28:10 PM RJ-19-CLOVIS-93
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[[WMG: Jafar is EnragedByIdiocy.]]
He used to be an actually loyal vizier. But after years of having to deal with the Sultan, it made him an utter asshole who's sick of playing second fiddle.
31st Jan '16 4:27:16 AM JohnimusPrime
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*Even if the story of Aladdin ''was'' in the original One Thousand and One Nights, all those stories were still, explicitly, just stories, again being told by a clever storyteller in a framing device. And when you think about it, just why exactly are we believing this fantastical story about a (formerly) magic lamp, told by a peddler ''who is trying to sell us that very lamp'', when he has already shown himself to be--at least slightly--a liar and shyster.
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